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People in History A-Z #12

Name the important historical figure for each letter of the alphabet
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Last updated: November 17, 2018
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A
Post-war Labour prime minister of the United Kingdom
Clement Attlee
B
Italian Renaissance artist who painted 'The Birth of Venus'
Sandro Botticelli
C
Middle Ages poet dubbed the 'Father of English Literature', known for The Canterbury Tales
Geoffrey Chaucer
D
American animator and who created many characters including Mickey Mouse and Dumbo
Walt Disney
E
Ancient Greek mathematician known as the 'Father of Geometry'
Euclid
F
Influential soul singer of the 60s and 70s who sold over 75 million records worldwide
Aretha Franklin
G
Leader of the French resistance during Nazi occupation, and later founder and president of the Fifth Republic
Charles de Gaulle
H
Top SS member and proponent of the Holocaust
Heinrich Himmler
I
Discovered photosynthesis in plants
Jan Ingenhousz
J
Iconic front man and co-founder of The Rolling Stones
Mick Jagger
K
Cold War Soviet leader during the Cuban Missile Crisis
Nikita Khrushchev
L
Longest reigning monarch in European history, known as the 'Sun King'
Louis XIV
M
South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and later President of South Africa
Nelson Mandela
N
Founder of modern nursing known as the 'Lady of the Lamp'
Florence Nightingale
O
British WW1 soldier and poet
Wilfred Owen
P
First Lady of Argentina immortalised in the musical Evita
Eva Peron
Q
Norwegian prime minister who collaborated with the Nazis in WWII
Vidkun Quisling
R
Egyptian pharaoh who led conquests into Nubia and the Levant
Ramesses II
S
American rock singer, known by his moniker 'The Boss'
Bruce Springsteen
T
Japanese shogun who established his clan's dominance over Kyoto for over 200 years
Tokugawa Ieyasu
U
English actress whose eponymous show first featured shorts of the The Simpsons
Tracey Ullman
V
American actor and comedian known for his roles in Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Dick Van Dyke
W
The last German emperor who abdicated as King of Prussia in 1918
Wilhelm II
X
Seventh president of China known for his restrictions on civil liberty
Xi Jinping
Y
Canadian musician and founder of Buffalo Springfield
Neil Young
Z
Russian-American physicist who introduced the idea of quarks to the Standard Model of particle physics
George Zweig
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