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Most Famous Person by Decade

For every full decade since the 1440s, enter the most well-known person (by number of Wikipedia languages) born during that time.
Some less well-known people whose count has obviously been inflated due to article spamming have been excluded.
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Last updated: August 9, 2023
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First submittedJuly 29, 2023
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Decade
Person
Known as
sex
Born in (today)
2010s
George of Wales
prince
m
United Kingdom
2000s
Greta Thunberg
activist
f
Sweden
1990s
Justin Bieber
singer
m
Canada
1980s
Lady Gaga
singer
f
United States
1970s
Eminem
rapper
m
United States
1960s
Barack Obama
leader
m
United States
1950s
Michael Jackson
singer
m
United States
1940s
Donald Trump
leader
m
United States
1930s
Elvis Presley
singer
m
United States
1920s
Elizabeth II
monarch
f
United Kingdom
1910s
Ronald Reagan
leader
m
United States
1900s
Salvador Dalí
painter
m
Spain
1890s
Mao Zedong
leader
m
China
1880s
Adolf Hitler
leader
m
Austria
1870s
Albert Einstein
physicist
m
Germany
1860s
Mohandas Gandhi
activist
m
India
1850s
Vincent van Gogh
painter
m
Netherlands
1840s
Thomas Edison
inventor
m
United States
1830s
Mark Twain
writer
m
United States
1820s
Leo Tolstoy
writer
m
Russia
1810s
Karl Marx
philosopher
m
Germany
1800s
Charles Darwin
biologist
m
United Kingdom
1790s
Michael Faraday
physicist
m
United Kingdom
1780s
Lord Byron
poet
m
United Kingdom
1770s
Ludwig van Beethoven
composer
m
Germany
1760s
Napoleon Bonaparte
leader
m
France
1750s
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
composer
m
Austria
1740s
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
writer
m
Germany
1730s
George Washington
leader
m
United States
1720s
Immanuel Kant
philosopher
m
Russia
1710s
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
philosopher
m
Switzerland
1700s
Carl Linnaeus
taxonomist
m
Sweden
1690s
Voltaire
philosopher
m
France
1680s
Johann Sebastian Bach
composer
m
Germany
1670s
Antonio Vivaldi
composer
m
Italy
1660s
Daniel Defoe
writer
m
United Kingdom
1650s
Edmond Halley
astronomer
m
United Kingdom
1640s
Isaac Newton
scientist
m
United Kingdom
1630s
John Locke
philosopher
m
United Kingdom
1620s
Molière
playwright
m
France
1610s
Innocent XI
pope
m
Italy
1600s
Rembrandt van Rijn
painter
m
Netherlands
1590s
René Descartes
philosopher
m
France
1580s
Thomas Hobbes
philosopher
m
United Kingdom
1570s
Johannes Kepler
astronomer
m
Germany
1560s
William Shakespeare
playwright
m
United Kingdom
1550s
Henry IV
monarch
m
France
1540s
Miguel de Cervantes
writer
m
Spain
1530s
Elizabeth I
monarch
f
United Kingdom
1520s
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
composer
m
Italy
1510s
Mary I
monarch
f
United Kingdom
1500s
John Calvin
theologian
m
France
1490s
Jacques Cartier
explorer
m
France
1480s
Martin Luther
theologian
m
Germany
1470s
Michelangelo Buanarroti
artist
m
Italy
1460s
Vasco da Gama
explorer
m
Portugal
1450s
Leonardo da Vinci
polymath
m
Italy
1440s
Sandro Botticelli
painter
m
Italy
2 Comments
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Level 78
Jul 29, 2023
Really interesting! Well done!
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Level 72
Jul 29, 2023
Thanks! I don't know why I didn't make this earlier.