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

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