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Most Famous Person From Every Century

Try to name the most famous person (measured by number of Wikipedia languages) born in every of the last 29 centuries.
If the birth year is unclear, the best / most widely used estimate is assumed.
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Last updated: June 4, 2023
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Century
Description
Person
21st
Swedish climate activist
Greta Thunberg
20th
actor & Cold War US President
Ronald Reagan
19th
Führer of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
18th
classical composer active in Vienna
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
17th
English scientist (classical mechanics)
Isaac Newton
16th
English playwright & poet
William Shakespeare
15th
Italian polymath & Renaissance man
Leonardo da Vinci
14th
German who invented the printing press
Johannes Gutenberg
13th
Italian poet & writer (Divine Comedy)
Dante Alighieri
12th
founder of the Mongol Empire
Genghis Khan
11th
Persian polymath & poet (quatrains)
Omar Khayyam
10th
Islamic Golden Age physician & philosopher
Avicenna
9th
"great" Anglo-Saxon king who fought Vikings
Alfred the Great
8th
Frankish king & first Holy Roman Emperor
Charlemagne
7th
revered daughter of the Islamic prophet
Fatima al-Zahra
6th
prophet and founder of Islam
Muhammad
5th
conquering ruler of the Huns
Attila the Hun
4th
Berber philosopher & Church Father
Augustine of Hippo
3rd
Roman emperor who allowed Christianity
Constantine the Great
2nd
Greek physician who pioneered medicine
Galen
1st
Christian apostle, missionary & saint
Saint Paul
1st BCE
Son of God in Christianity
Jesus
2nd BCE
Roman orator, lawyer & philosopher
Cicero
3rd BCE
greatest ancient scientist & mathematician
Archimedes
4th BCE
Greek philosopher, scholar & polymath
Aristotle
5th BCE
Greek philosopher, founded the Academy
Plato
6th BCE
most influential Chinese philosopher
Confucius
7th BCE
Greek philosopher, "Father of Science"
Thales
8th BCE
Greek poet credited with Iliad & Odyssey
Homer
before
spiritual founder of an Iranian religion
Zoroaster
1 Comments
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Level 89
May 20, 2023
The 1st Century B.C. was crowded with people famous 2,000 years later. The 21st Century hasn't shaped up much yet.