64 Historical Figures

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

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