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People in History by Wikipedia Descriptions #4

Can you name these people in history based on excerpts from their Wikipedia description?
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Last updated: October 3, 2019
First submittedSeptember 25, 2019
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A Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering
research on radioactivity.
Marie Curie
Through further military campaigns, he ousted Spanish rulers from Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.
Simon Bolivar
On 2 January 1492 she entered Granada to receive the keys of the city, and the
principal mosque was reconsecrated as a church.
Isabella I
Tony Blair erroneously accused him of possessing weapons of mass destruction.
Saddam Hussein
He told reporters he had designed a superweapon he claimed would end all war. He would
call it "teleforce", but was usually referred to as his death ray.
Nikola Tesla
Considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with his rival,
the fellow Florentine and client of the Medici, Leonardo da Vinci.
Michelangelo
A Russian mystic and self-proclaimed holy man who befriended the family of Tsar Nicholas II.
Rasputin
He built a new imperial residence at Byzantium and renamed the city after himself.
Constantine
He was the first recognised emperor to rule from western Europe since the fall
of the Western Roman Empire.
Charlemagne
She made a nonstop solo transatlantic flight, becoming the first woman to achieve such a feat.
Amelia Earhart
The popular belief is that she was bitten by an asp.
Cleopatra
He encouraged black Zimbabweans to violently seize white-owned farms.
Robert Mugabe
The new continent was named America after the Latin version of his first name.
Amerigo Vespucci
He is the reputed author of the Tao Te Ching.
Laozi
At 19 months old she contracted an unknown illness that left her both deaf and blind.
Helen Keller
During his reign, Mali may have been the largest producer of gold in the world.
Mansa Musa
According to one account, he nailed his Ninety-five Theses to the door of All Saints' Church
in Wittenberg on 31 October 1517.
Martin Luther
Two of his songs, "We Are the Champions" and "Bohemian Rhapsody", have also each
been voted as the greatest song of all time in major polls
Freddie Mercury
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Level 76
Sep 26, 2019
For Amelia Earhart, you give the answer in the clue.
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Level 64
Sep 26, 2019
Fixed!
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Level 37
Sep 26, 2019
Flawed. e.g. where Remus? The questions asks about "the twins", yet only Romulus is accepted as the answer.
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Level 64
Sep 26, 2019
My bad, meant to make both work. That's fixed now.
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Level 81
Oct 3, 2019
Thank you, African history class! My final report was about Mr. Musa I.
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Level 78
Oct 4, 2019
I cannot keep his name in my head. I think I need to read a book about him or something. (The article I read a while ago clearly didn't get the name to stick. I just think "oh THAT guy!")
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Level 73
Oct 4, 2019
I tried Sunjata and Mansa. Not good enough.
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Level ∞
Oct 4, 2019
Mansa just means "sultan".
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Level ∞
Oct 4, 2019
And, no, Mansa Musa is NOT the richest person of all-time.
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Level 57
Aug 27, 2022
No, but he certainly had a treasury full of gold and a huge number of slaves!
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Level 84
Feb 8, 2020
I got the same information from Civ IV
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Level 60
Oct 4, 2019
Could you accept others spelling for Lao Zi ? Lao Tse ?
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Level ∞
Oct 4, 2019
Lao Tse (and many other spellings) are accepted.
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Level 61
Feb 8, 2020
Accept Cleo for Cleopatra. That's what we called her in high school.
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Level 75
Aug 25, 2020
Me too. There are not many other words beginning with CLEO, so it could be a type-in.
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Level 32
Feb 8, 2020
It should be Maria Skłodowska. That was her Polish name.
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Level 87
Feb 8, 2020
But Curie’s much easier to spell. And remember.
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Level 66
Aug 24, 2022
I agree it should stay Curie, but it couldn't hurt to accept it as an alternative type-in at least ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Level 67
Aug 26, 2022
That seems fair - but I doubt it would satisfy some of our more hardcore Polish nationalists...
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Level 67
Aug 26, 2022
If she had married a Krzysztof Kowalski, would you still insist we call her Skłodowska? I'm pretty sure you wouldn't. We could probably call her Maria Skłodowska, put a Polish flag next to her name, say she was born in Poland, pretend she lived there all her life, that she married a Polish man, that she did all her relevant research in Poland, that she died in Poland a Polish Polishwoman, and there'd still be some small-minded Polish nationalist who'd find a reason to complain.
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Level 65
Feb 9, 2020
I totally drew a blank on Michelangelo and misspelled Charlemagne.
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Level 72
Aug 24, 2022
Who the heck is Helen Keller and why would I know her?
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Level 53
Aug 24, 2022
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Keller

It seems it is someone important in American history, but for us non-Americans, this question is quite tough indeed.

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Level 68
Aug 24, 2022
I vaguely remembered being taught about her in primary school in the UK for some reason. It was some decades ago but the name came to me from somewhere
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Level 47
Aug 24, 2022
It should be MARIA SKŁODOWSKA CURIE. She had double last name tho...
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Level 84
Aug 24, 2022
Was her entire name written in CAPSLOCK, too?
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Level 16
Aug 24, 2022
No, but it is important to write her name right. She was Pole and many of people forget about her origin. So please change her name for Maria Skłodkowska-Curie
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Level 84
Aug 25, 2022
it's not important, nor is writing her name Marie Curie incorrect.
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Level 67
Aug 26, 2022
Nobody denies or forgets that she was born Polish, and the clue literally says so. Poland is a great country, that has so much going for it, and it would be so much more respected if not for the constant bickering and small-minded nationalism of some (luckily not all) of its citizens.
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Level 84
Aug 28, 2022
something you might want to take to heart, too.
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Level 28
Aug 24, 2022
POLAND YEAAH