Statistics for People in History by Wikipedia Descriptions #2

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ExcerptPerson% Correct
At 5 feet 2 inches, he was the height of an average French male.Napoleon
97%
On the Ides of March, 44 BC, he was assassinated by a group of rebellious senators.Julius Caesar
95%
He became an ardent proponent of Rastafari, taking its music out of the socially
deprived areas of Jamaica and onto the international music scene.
Bob Marley
86%
Victory in the 1982 Falklands War and the recovering economy brought a resurgence
of support, resulting in her decisive re-election in 1983.
Margaret Thatcher
85%
Although he did not invent the automobile or the assembly line, he developed the first
automobile that many middle-class Americans could afford.
Henry Ford
83%
By his request, his body was buried in an unmarked grave somewhere in Mongolia.Genghis Khan
78%
Most European navigators reasonably concluded that a westward voyage from
Europe to Asia was unfeasible.
Christopher Columbus
74%
Many historians and scholars regard him as the prime exemplar of the "Renaissance Man".Leonardo da Vinci
73%
As an inventor, he is known for the lightning rod and bifocals.Benjamin Franklin
71%
After a reputed 49 days of meditation, he is said to have attained Enlightenment.Buddha
69%
He later became troubled with the institution of slavery and freed his slaves in a 1799 will.George Washington
61%
Xenophon and Plato agree that he had an opportunity to escape.Socrates
58%
He was a conservative Prussian statesman who dominated German and
European affairs from the 1860s until 1890.
Otto von Bismarck
45%
... a scandal caused by her extramarital affair with co-star Richard Burton.Elizabeth Taylor
41%
He gave Cortés the gift of an Aztec calendar, one disc of crafted gold and another of silver.
Cortés later melted these down for their monetary value.
Montezuma
38%
She was the first woman to head a TV production company: Desilu, which she
had formed with Arnaz.
Lucille Ball
34%
The common term lesbian originates from the name of the island
of Lesbos, where she was born.
Sappho
33%
Her costume, consisting of only a girdle of artificial bananas, became her most
iconic image and a symbol of the Jazz Age.
Josephine Baker
16%

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