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Description Historical Figure % Correct
With Engels, wrote 'The Communist Manifesto'.Karl Marx
95.8%
This Archduke was assassinated by the previous answer.Archduke Franz Ferdinand
86.2%
French peasant girl whose visions led the French army to multiple victories during the Hundred Years War.Jeanne d'Arc
84.2%
Italian astronomer who popularized, but later recanted, the previous answer's theory.Galileo Galilei
81.4%
Macedonian general who created one of the largest empires the world has ever seen.Alexander the Great
78.3%
English military and political leader who eventually became Lord Protector of the Commonwealth following the English Civil War.Oliver Cromwell
76%
Wrote 'The Divine Comedy'.Dante Alighieri
75%
The father of modern capitalism. Wrote 'Wealth of Nations'.Adam Smith
67.9%
Polish astronomer known for advocating a Heliocentric theory.Nicolaus Copernicus
66.2%
It was because of this French general that the Congress of Vienna convened to discuss the state of Europe.Napoleon Bonaparte
65.7%
Infamous 16th century Tsar. Created the Oprichniki who sought out his domestic enemies.Ivan the Terrible
63.8%
Spanish author of 'Don Quixote'.Miguel de Cervantes
63.7%
Infamous ruler of Wallachia. The basis for a Bram Stoker novel.Vlad the Impaler
63.1%
French philosopher who famously stated, 'I think, therefore I am'.René Descartes
59.8%
Influential leader of the French Revolution. Was later executed.Maximilien de Robespierre
59.7%
Description Historical Figure % Correct
Roman Emperor who had a vision of a Cross during battle. Later converted to Christianity.Constantine I
54.3%
Italian military leader and politican. Eventually helped achieve the unification of Italy.Giuseppe Garibaldi
39.6%
Important advisor to King Henry VIII. Was eventually executed by the king for opposing the separation of England from the Catholic Church.Thomas More
38.6%
Bosnian Serb, whose actions in Sarajevo led to the outbreak of World War I.Gavrilo Princip
38.2%
Spanish conquistador who led the campaign that conquered the Incan Empire.Francisco Pizarro
36.7%
Pope who called for the First Crusade in a fiery speech.Pope Urban II
36.1%
English philosopher who had a profound impact on the American revolutionaries. Said the mind was a 'blank slate'.John Locke
36%
Founder of the Jesuit Order. Namesake of many modern day colleges.Ignatius of Loyola
35.4%
Wife of Henry II of England. This French noblewomen is credited with creating the 'Court of Love'.Eleanor of Aquitaine
31.7%
Roman general who defeated Hannibal, and won the Second Punic War.Scipio Africanus
29.2%
Dutch Humanist who wrote 'The Praise of Folly'.Desiderius Erasmus
28.1%
Greek statesman responsible for the full development of Athens during its Golden Age.Pericles
27.3%
Portuguese nobleman who encouraged exploration and maritime trade. The Age of Discovery began with him.Henry the Navigator
21.2%
French king who allegedly said 'Paris is worth a mass', when he renounced his Protestantism.Henry IV of France
19.9%
Austrian statesman and diplomat. Was the head of the Congress of Vienna.Klemens von Metternich
19.6%

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