Historical figures 1

All of the following are people who have made their own mark on history. Follow the clues and try and guess all 40 of them!
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First submittedApril 23, 2014
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Founder of the Carolingian Empire
Charlemagne
1883-1967
British Labour Prime Minister, 1945-51
Clement Attlee
1891-1944
German Army Field Marshal from World War Two, nicknamed the "Desert Fox"
Erwin Rommel
1900-2002
Long-lived wife of King George VI of Great Britain
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
1858-1928
Founder of the Women's Social and Political Union
Emmeline Pankhurst
1102-67
Empress of England in a disputed claim over the throne
Matilda
1724-1804
German philosopher who published Critique of Pure Reason in 1781
Immanuel Kant
1927-2014
Nobel Prize-winning Columbian author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and "Love In The Time Of Cholera"
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
1932-2008
Grammy award winning singer and Civil Rights activist, nicknamed "Mama Africa"
Miriam Makeba
1485-1540
English Secretary of State during the Dissolution of the Monasteries, main subject of a series of books by Hilary Mantel
Thomas Cromwell
1506-34
Catholic Nun who made prophecies against Henry VIII's marriage to Anne Boleyn. Nicknamed the "Maid of Kent"
Elizabeth Barton
1790-1862
10th President of the United States, 1841-45
John Tyler
1556-1623
Wife of William Shakespeare
Anne Hathaway
1815-91
First Prime Minister of Canada, 1878-91
John A. McDonald
1855-80
Australian outlaw captured after a shootout with police
Ned Kelly
1638-1715
French monarch known as the "Sun King"
Louis XIV
1415-92
Introduced the printing press into England in 1476
William Caxton
1843-1907
Norwegian composer of Piano Concerto in A Minor
Edvard Grieg
1889-1978
First President of Kenya, 1964-78
Jomo Kenyatta
1898-1978
Female Prime Minister of Israel, 1969-74
Golda Meir
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1850-1916
Senior British Army General who died half way through World War One; appeared on a famous recruitment poster
Horatio Herbert Kitchener
1726-95
American colonel who ordered his soldiers to not fire "until you've seen the whites of their eyes" at the Battle of Bunker Hill
William Prescott
1554-1618
Captained the first voyage of the East India Company in 1601
James Lancaster
1508-1458BC
Longest reigning female pharaoh of the 18th Egyptian dynasty
Hatshepsut
1480-1521
Portuguese explorer who organised the exploration that resulted in the first circumnavigation of the world
Ferdinand Magellan
1906-67
Last Emperor of China, expelled from the Forbidden City in 1917
Aisin-Gioro Puyi
1901-54
Co-designer of the first Nuclear reactor with Leo Szilard
Enrico Fermi
1913-80
Four time gold medallist at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Jesse Owens
1571-1630
German mathematician and astronomer who devised the laws of planetary motion
Johannes Kepler
1505-85
16th Century English composer who specialised in Church music
Thomas Tallis
1729-96
Empress of Russia, 1762-96
Catherine the Great
1515-57
Fourth wife of Henry VIII
Anne of Cleves
1737-93
First Governor of Massachusetts and prominent signatory of the Declaration of Independence
John Hancock
1912-78
Pope whose tenure lasted just 33 days
John Paul I
1807-82
General and politician who was a central figure in the unification of Italy
Giuseppe Garibaldi
1812-70
Famous author, middle name Huffam, whose lesser known works include The Chimes, Our Mutual Friend and The Battle of Life
Charles Dickens
1806-61
She wrote "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways" in Sonnets From the Portuguese
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
1960-94
Brazilian three-time Championship winning Formula One racing driver
Ayrton Senna
1890-1922
Irish revolutionary leader shot and killed during the Irish Civil War
Michael Collins
1908-75
First actor to portray Doctor Who on television
William Hartnell
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Level 66
Dec 27, 2020
Please accept 'Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon' as her name and much more likely to be recognisable to people of other countries.