64 Historical Figures

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Last president of the Soviet Union
Led the first voyage to circumnavigate the globe
Polio-ridden leader responsible for the 'New Deal'
First European to discover Hispaniola
Created Japan's 17-article constitution
General murdered by a group of senators on the Ides of March
Conquistador responsible for the fall of the Aztec Empire
Venetian traveller who served on the court of Kublai Khan
Responsible for introducing the printing press to Europe
French Enlightenment figure who advocated complete freedom of religion
Egyptian pharaoh also known as 'Ozymandias'
Author of Das Kapital and The Communist Manifesto
The 'Sun King' who he made the Palace of Versailles a symbol of absolute monarchy
Father of the political belief that 'the ends justify the means'
Naturalist who developed the theory of natural selection
Italian astronomer who championed a heliocentrism
Enlightenment thinker who heavily influenced the American Revolution
Leader of the Latin American push for independence
Indian emperor known for his conquests and support of Buddhism
Chinese politician who spurred the Cultural Revolution
Famous communist leader of North Vietnam
British demographic scholar
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British prime minister who received the Nobel Prize for Literature
Persian emperor known for his religious tolerance
Carthaginian general of the second Punic War
Founder of the Republic of Turkey
Scottish author of The Wealth of Nations
Macedonian conquerer who spread Hellenistic culture
French emperor defeated at Waterloo
Greek philosopher arrested for 'corrupting the youth'
South African president who opposed apartheid
Influential anti-federalist who purchased the Louisiana Territory
Founder of The Academy in Athens
Leader of the Bolshevik Revolution
Catholic nun who founded the Missionaries of Charity
Developed the theory of relativity
'The Man of Steel'; known for mass purges of his enemies
African king known as the wealthiest man of all time
General during the Golden Age of Athens
Nationalized the Suez Canal
Founding father of Kenya
Moroccan explorer who visited most of the 14th century Islamic world
Holy Roman emperor sometimes called the father of Europe
American philanthropist considered one of the most powerful women alive
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Founder of the Mali Empire whose epic story was passed on through oral tradition
Conservative icon responsible for supply-side economics
Japanese shogun whose reign started 300 years of relative peace
Wrote a code of laws calling for 'an eye for an eye'
Longest reigning female monarch in history
Spaniard responsible for the conquest of the Incan Empire
Led China into a socialist market economy
Father of the Protestant Reformation
Author of the Art of War
Monarch whose navy defeated the Spanish Armada
Dictator responsible for the Holocaust
Roman emperor who famously converted to Christianity
Czar who westernized and militarized the Russian Empire
Mathematician known for his laws of motion
Physician considered the father of western medicine
First emperor of Rome who implemented its police force
Conquerer who united the Mongols
Catholic priest known for advocating scholasticism
Philosopher who pioneered traditional logic
Nationalist notable for his nonviolent civil disobedience

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