64 Historical Figures

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

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