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Famous People who were Polyglots (Knew Many Languages)

A polyglot is a multilingual person, someone who can speak or write many languages (though the number of languages necessary to be considered a polyglot can vary). Name these famous people who know or knew at least five languages.
Languages in italics signify a more limited fluency.
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Person
69–30 BC
The last ruling Pharaoh of Ptolemaic Egypt
Egyptian, Greek, +7 more
Cleopatra
1438–1481
Ottoman sultan who conquered Constantinople
Turkish, Arabic, Latin, Greek, Serbian, Persian
Mehmed II
1533–1603
Ruler of England
English, French, Spanish, Italian, Flemish, Greek, Latin, Welsh, Cornish, Scottish, Irish
Elizabeth I
1608–1674
Wrote the epic Paradise Lost
English, Latin, Greek, Hebrew, French, Spanish, Italian, Old English, Aramaic, Syriac
John Milton
1758–1843
American English spelling reformer, dictionary author
23 languages
Noah Webster
1777–1855
German mathematician and scientist (demagnetization)
Most of the principal European languages
Carl Friedrich Gauss
1815–1898
Prussian statesman known as the "Iron Chancellor"
German, English, French, Italian, Russian, Polish, Plattdeutsch, Latin
Otto von Bismarck
1820–1895
Co-authored The Communist Manifesto with Karl Marx
German, English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Russian, Polish, Irish
Friedrich Engels
1854–1891
French Symbolist poet of A Season in Hell
French, Latin, Greek, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Dutch, Arabic, Hindi, Amharic
Arthur Rimbaud
1856–1943
Serbian-American inventor who developed A/C
Serbo-Croatian, Slovenian, Czech, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Latin
Nikola Tesla
1882–1941
Irish novelist of Ulysses
English, Italian, French, German, Norwegian, Latin, Irish, Greek
James Joyce
1890–1969
Vietnamese Communist leader
Vietnamese, French, English, Russian, Cantonese, Mandarin
Ho Chi Minh
1901–1970
First president of Indonesia
Javanese, Sundanese, Balinese, Indonesian, Dutch, German, English, French, Arabic, Japanese
Sukarno
1920–2005
The second-longest-serving pope in modern history
Polish, Latin, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, English, German
Pope John Paul II
1922–2015
Played Dracula, Count Dooku, and Saruman
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Russian, Greek
Christopher Lee
1927–
Pope from 2005-2013
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish, Latin, Greek, Hebrew
Pope Benedict
1936–
Current leader of the Catholic Church
Spanish, Italian, Latin, German, French, Portuguese, English
Pope Francis
1958–
Danish-American actor (Aragorn in Lord of the Rings)
English, Spanish, Danish, Italian, French, Arabic
Viggo Mortensen
1982–
Openly gay US presidential candidate in 2020
English, Norwegian, Spanish, French, Italian, Maltese, Arabic, Dari
Pete Buttigieg
1984–
South African comedian and host of The Daily Show
English, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa, Tswana, Tsonga, German
Trevor Noah
1981–
Swedish footballer (striker for AC Milan)
Swedish, Bosnian, English, French, Italian, Spanish
Zlatan Ibrahimović
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Level 83
Oct 27, 2021
I wonder how many people got Trevor Noah by typing in Noah Webster!
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Level 75
Mar 25, 2022
Could you accept "Mehmet" as an alternative spelling?
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Level 83
Mar 26, 2022
OK!