64 Historical Figures

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

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