64 Historical Figures

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

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