64 Historical Figures

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

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