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Can you name the elements whose symbols are the same as a famous person's initials?

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The 16th U.S. president, he led the country through the Civil War before his 1865 assassination
Russian composer of 'Swan Lake', 'The Nutcracker', and the '1812 Overture'
Star of films such as 'Smokey and the Bandit', 'Deliverance', and 'Boogie Nights'
German industrialist who famously saved almost 1,200 Jews during World War II
'80s rocker known for hits like 'Love Is a Battlefield', 'Heartbreaker', and 'We Belong'
1700s Scottish economist who wrote 'The Wealth of Nations' and coined the term 'invisible hand'
American sprinter and long jumper who won nine Olympic golds in the '80s and '90s
Nobel Peace Prize-winning climate change activist and ex-Vice President
Known as the 'Crocodile Hunter', wildlife expert killed by a stingray in 2006
Irish writer and dramatist whose plays include 'Waiting for Godot' and 'Endgame'
Prime Minister of Australia from 2007-10 and former Minister for Foreign Affairs
Influential African-American stand-up comedian and 'Saturday Night Live' actor from 1990-93
Democratic U.S. Congresswoman who was the first female Speaker of the House
English mathematician and astronomer who described the three laws of motion
Knighted actor and dramatist who won Oscars for 'Spartacus' and 'Topkapi'
14-time All-Star who formerly played third base for the New York Yankees
19th-century German philosopher and social scientist who co-developed Marxism
Copley Medal-winning Danish physicist who has a different element named for him

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