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Can you name the famous figures in European history based on the description?

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DescriptionHistorical Figure
Holy Roman Emperor crowned on Christmas Day, 800 CE
Carthaginian military commander who led his war elephants through the Alps into Italy
French monarch who famously said 'L'État, c'est moi.' (I am the state.)
Spanish novelist, poet and playwright best remembered for 'Don Quixote'
English mathematician who established the laws of motion
Queen of France who was executed during the French Revolution in 1793
Emperor whose reforms westernized Russia and the namesake of the 2nd largest city
Possibly mad King of Great Britain who ruled during the American Revolutionary War
Member of the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605 and November 5th namesake
A 'magnificent' patron of the arts in Renaissance Italy and ruler of the Florentine Republic
Author of 'Leviathan' which established the Social Contract Theory
French theologian of the Reformation and namesake of a branch of Protestantism
A Father of the Church based in Hippo in North Africa who published his 'Confessions'
16th century French king famed for promoting the arts at the Château de Chambord
Author of 'Candide' and outspoken critic of the French monarchy
DescriptionHistorical Figure
Byzantine Emperor from 527-565 famed for his code of legal reforms
Louis XIII's chief minister and the main antagonist in 'The Three Musketeers'
Neoclassical artist who survived being on the wrong side of the French Revolution
Revolutionary figure whose death in a bathtub was immortalized in a painting by the above artist
English king who was forced to sign the Magna Carta in 1215 at Runnymede
The only canonized king of France who ruled there from 1226 - 1270
Russian Empress responsible for Russia's golden age of the 18th century
First German chancellor who unified the German states in the 19th century
Italian statesman who wrote of power and ethics in his work, 'The Prince'
Spanish conquistador who caused the fall of the Aztec Empire
13th century Holy Roman Emperor who was excommunicated 4 times by the Pope
Famed Italian inventor, sculptor and painter famed for his 'Last Supper' mural
Czech priest and reformer who was ultimately burned at the stake in 1415
Eccentric Bavarian ruler who commissioned Neuschwanstein Castle in the 1860s
Belgian King who founded and exploited the Congo Free State

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