|A Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering|
research on radioactivity.
|Marie Curie|| |
|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|| |
|A Russian mystic and self-proclaimed holy man who befriended the family of Tsar Nicholas II.||Rasputin|| |
|She made a nonstop solo transatlantic flight, becoming the first woman to achieve such a feat.||Amelia Earhart|| |
|Tony Blair erroneously accused him of possessing weapons of mass destruction.||Saddam Hussein|| |
|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|| |
|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.
|Through further military campaigns, he ousted Spanish rulers from Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.||Simon Bolivar|| |
|The popular belief is that she was bitten by an asp.||Cleopatra|| |
|He built a new imperial residence at Byzantium and renamed the city after himself.||Constantine|| |
|At 19 months old she contracted an unknown illness that left her both deaf and blind.||Helen Keller|| |
|The new continent was named America after the Latin version of his first name.||Amerigo Vespucci|| |
|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|| |
|He was the first recognised emperor to rule from western Europe since the fall|
of the Western Roman Empire.
|He encouraged black Zimbabweans to violently seize white-owned farms.||Robert Mugabe|| |
|He is the reputed author of the Tao Te Ching.||Laozi|| |
|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|| |
|During his reign, Mali may have been the largest producer of gold in the world.||Mansa Musa|| |