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Can you identify the century in which each of these famous people from history was born?
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Last updated: November 8, 2022
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Voltaire
Born 1694: French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher
Henry VIII
Born 1491: Tudor King of England who had six wives
Albert Einstein
Born 1879: German-born theoretical physicist
Francis of Assisi
Born 1181: Italian Catholic friar, inspired to lead a life of poverty
Geoffrey Chaucer
Born 1343: English poet and author of The Canterbury Tales
Mao Zedong
Born 1893: Revolutionary and founder of the People's Republic of China
Florence Nightingale
Born 1820: English social reformer and founder of modern nursing
Dante Alighieri
Born 1321: Italian poet, writer and philosopher
Johann Sebastian Bach
Born 1685: German composer and musician
Mansa Musa
Born 1280: Mali empire ruler, perhaps the wealthiest person in history
Li Qingzhao
Born 1084: Considered one of the greatest poets in Chinese history
Catherine the Great
Born 1729: Last Empress of Russia who reigned from 1762 to 1796
Genghis Khan
Born 1162: Founder and first Great Khan of the Mongol Empire
Nostradamus
Born 1503: French astrologer, apothecary and physician
Akbar the Great
Born 1542: Third ruler of the Mughal empire
William the Conqueror
Born 1028: Victor at the Battle of Hastings
Thomas Jefferson
Born 1743: Founding Father and third president of the United States
Simón Bolívar
Born 1783: Venezuelan military and political leader
William Shakespeare
Born 1564: English playwright, poet and actor
Frida Kahlo
Born 1907: Mexican painter best known for her self-portraits
Leonardo da Vinci
Born 1452: Italian polymath of the High Renaissance period
Saladin
Born 1137: First sultan of both Egypt and Syria
Montezuma I
Born 1398: King of Tenochtitlan who united the Aztec Empire
Isaac Newton
Born 1643: English mathematician and physicist
El Cid
Born 1043: Castilian knight and warlord in medieval Spain
Robert the Bruce
Born 1274: King of Scotland from 1306 to 1329
Emperor Hirohito
Born 1901: Japanese head of state from 1926 until his death in 1989
Nelson Mandela
Born 1918: Anti-apartheid activist and first president of South Africa
Marco Polo
Born 1254: Venetian merchant, explorer and writer
Christopher Columbus
Born 1451: Italian explorer and navigator
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