64 Historical Figures

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

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