Posthumous Potpourri

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Can you name the people who achieved fame after or soon before their deaths?

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A mathematician who scribbled important theorems in margins of texts
Someone whom very little is known about, but who fought in a war and died.
A Jew who preached some radical theories and was crucified for his deeds.
A wandering Greek poet with a knack for dactylic hexameter
A Heathen prosecuted by the Church for having some crazy ideas about the earth revolving around the Sun.
He had a couple of children at a very old age, and almost sacrificed one of them on a mountain.
You may have read his most famous work in a Latin classroom, but it wasn't published until after he died.
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Her diary about her life from 1942-1944 was published two years after her death in 1945.
His book on how a Prince should rule his people wasn't published until five years after his death in 1527.
This Dutch Philosopher's Ethics was published shortly after his death
In life he lead a secret society of academics, now he is associated with right triangles.
This Chinese sailor traveled the world, but records of his last voyages were destroyed, leading to speculation continuing to modern day.
Most Americans learned his name on November 22, 1963 after he killed a certain someone, he was murdered just two days later.
This boy from Alba Longa founded a city with his brother, who killed him long before the city was finished.

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