64 Historical Figures

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

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