64 Historical Figures

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

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