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Carthaginian who crossed the Alps with 37 elephants

Hannibal

2

"Satchmo"

Louis Armstrong

3

Famous tight rope walking family

Wallendas

4

"American ornithologist"

John James Audubon

5

Baltimore critic

H.L. Mencken

6

Philosopher who asked - "Is man a blunder of God?"

Friedrich Nietzsche

7

Violin maker family from Cremona - Italy

Amati

8

Late finance magazine tycoon

Malcolm Forbes

9

Man who found King Tut's tomb

Howard Carter

10

"The Great Profile"

John Barrymore

11

Greek mathematician and founder of the science of hydrostatics

Archimedes

12

Greek physician who promoted the work of Hippocrates

Galen

13

Pair who died in a light plane crash in Point Barrow - Alaska

Will Rogers and Wiley Post

14

Sir Edmund Hillary's Himalayan Sherpa guide

Tensing Norgay

15

Chinese Communist Party head who died in 1997

Deng Xiaoping

16

Pepin the Short's father - founder of Carolingian dynasty

Charles Martel

17

19th century American lithographers

Currier and Ives

18

Canadian-born American economist and Harvard professor of Economics

John Kenneth Galbraith

19

Man crowned Holy Roman Emperor on Christmas Day in 800 AD

Charlemagne

20

MIT linguistic scholar

Noam Chomsky

21

"Recluse" crusader

Peter the Hermit

22

Lawyer for the Creationists at Scopes trial

William Jennings Bryan

23

K Paul's chef

Paul Prudhomme

24

American septuplets

McCaugheys

25

Lawyer for the Darwinists at the Scopes trial

Clarence Darrow

26

Train engineer killed in head-on collision - 1900

Casey Jones

27

She wrote the Boston Cook Book

Fannie Farmer

28

17th century French philosopher and mathematician

Rene Descartes

29

Genghis Khan's grandson

Kubla Khan

30

16th century Italian sculptor - painter and poet

Michelangelo

31

Female prosecutor in the OJ Simpson trial

Marcia Clark

32

The Angelic Doctor

St. Thomas Aquinas

33

Greek physician - doctor's oath named for him

Hippocrates

34

French mathematician famous for his "last theorem"

Pierre de Fermat

35

Gay '90s financier and Philanthropist

Diamond Jim Brady

36

"America's handyman"

Bob Vila

37

PLO leader

Yasser Arafat

38

Man who overthrew Charles I of England

Oliver Cromwell

39

Red bearded crusader

Frederick Barbarosa

40

"The Great Communicator"

Ronald Reagan

41

Jean Paul Sartre's philosopher friend

Simone de Beauvoir

42

English pirate hung at Old Baily - 1701

Captain Kidd

43

Claus von Bulow's defense attorny

Alan Dershowitz

44

Scottish economist

Adam Smith

45

"The Chairman of the Board"

Frank Sinatra

46

Cambridge mathematician-philosopher

Bertrand Russell

47

"The Little Flower"

Fiorello La Guardia

48

"The Maid of Orleans"

Joan of Arc

49

Greek philosopher and scientist - teacher of Alexander the Great

Aristotle

50

Famous oil well fire fighter

Red Adair

51

"The Great Commoner"

William Jennings Bryan

52

Famous 19th century furrier

John Jacob Astor

53

19th century banking magnate/philanthropist

J.P. Morgan

54

Chairs astrophysics department - Cambridge University

Stephen Hawking

55

Army surgeon who found the cause of yellow fever

Walter Reed

56

French economist

Jean Baptiste Say

57

Charles Manson's prosecutor

Vincent Bugliosi

58

Doctor who performed Barney Clark's heart transplant

William DeVries

59

_The Fugitive_ series is based on his life

Sam Sheppard

60

He led the mutiny on the bounty

Fletcher Christian

61

Spanish tenor whose name means "peaceful Sunday"

Placido Domingo

62

Roman orator and statesman

Cicero

63

Greek famous as being first actor

Thespis

64

"Magnificent" Ottoman ruler

Suleyman (the Magnificent)

65

Zulu leader

Shaka

66

Violin maker who learned his craft from the Amatis

Antonio Stradivarius

67

"King of Torts" who died in 1996

Melvin Belli

68

He made stainless steel cars in Ireland

John DeLorean

69

South American revolutionary born in Caracas

Simon Bolivar

70

Fidel Castro's revolutionary friend

Che Guevara

71

"The Prince of Humbugs"

P.T. Barnum

72

American Lexicographer

Noah Webster

73

17th century English philosopher and Statesman

Francis Bacon

74

Cook who led the mutiny on the Hispaniola

Long John Silver

75

"The Father of Science Fiction"

Jules Verne

76

Man who built the Erie Canal

De Witt Clinton

77

President's brother who was president of John Hopkins

Milton Eisenhower

78

Canadian quintuplets

Dionnes

79

Muslim defender of Jerusalem - 1189-1191

Saladin

80

"The Little Corporal"

Napoleon Bonaparte

81

"The Great Dissenter"

Oliver Wendell Holmes

82

Man who conquered the world's largest land empire

Genghis Khan

83

"Favorites from the New York Times" chef

Craig Claiborne

84

French mistress to Louis XV

Madame de Pompadour

85

The "Scourge of God"

Attila (the Hun)

86

Inspiration for _Citizen Kane_

William Randolph Hearst

87

Greek philosopher - Academy founder - and student of Socrates

Plato

88

Pirate Ed Teach aka

Blackbeard

89

The Paladin (knight) of Charlemagne

Orlando

90

First King of all the English

Alfred the Great

91

The original Siamese twins

Chang and Eng

92

Scottish reformist

John Knox

93

Greek philosopher/statesman poisoned by Hemlock

Socrates

94

"The Lady with the Lamp"

Florence Nightingale

95

Famous female pirates

Ann Bonnie and Mary Reed

96

"Virginia Orator"

Thomas Paine

97

He defeated Napoleon at Waterloo

The Duke of Wellington

98

"The American Leonardo"

Samuel Morse

99

Greek historian and biographer

Plutarch

100

American winner of Tchaikovsky music competition - 1958

Van Cliburn

101

"The Galloping Gourmet"

Graham Kerr

102

First Christian Roman emperor

Constantine

103

"The Wizard of Menlo Park"

Thomas Edison

104

He blazed the Wilderness Road

Daniel Boone

105

"New England Orator"

Daniel Webster

106

Scottish clock maker

Seth Thomas

107

First chancellor of the German Empire - 1871

Otto von Bismarck

108

Subject of T.S. Eliot's _Murder in the Cathedral_

Thomas A. Becket

109

Greek historian

Herodotus

110

Cesare Borgia's infamous sister and patron of the arts

Lucretia Borgia

111

He broke the sound barrier in 1947

Chuck Yeager

112

Man who first received an artificial heart

Barney Clark

113

"The Little Tramp"

Charlie Chaplin

114

16th century Dutch humanist

Erasmus

115

20th century Greek shipping magnate

Aristotle Onassis

116

Charlemagne's father

Pepin the short

117

"The American Caesar"

Douglas MacArthur

118

America's cowboy-philosopher

Will Rogers

119

1960s Harvard psychologist; recreational drug advocate

Timothy Leary

120

17th century French mathematician

Blaise Pascal

121

He defended the Boston strangler

F. Lee Bailey

122

"Gentle Pirate" who aided in the Battle of New Orleans

Jean Lafitte

123

Presidential brother who had beer named for him

Billy Carter

124

Mexican bandit who raided U.S. border towns

Pancho Villa

125

19th century British travel agent

Thomas Cook

126

Boys Town founder - 1917

Father Edward Flanagan

127

British tea magnate

Sir Thomas Lipton

128

Pro clown with his own postage stamp

Lou Jacobs

129

Italian adventurer and lover

Giacomo Casanova

130

French cardinal who fought the Huguenots

Cardinal Richelieu

131

"The King of Ragtime"

Scott Joplin

132

French queen regent implicated in St. Bartholomew's day massacre

Catherine de Medici

133

Crusader king who fought Saladin

Richard the Lionhearted

134

French Lexicographer

Pierre Larousse

135

American satirical comedian - imprisoned for obscenity - 1962

Lenny Bruce

136

"Magnificent" Florence dictator

Lorenzo de Medici

137

Founder of the Persian Empire

Cyrus the Great

138

Scottish philanthropist and lord Rector

Andrew Carnegie

139

Swiss-French reformist

John Calvin

140

Lord Chancellor beheaded by Henry VIII

Sir Thomas More

141

Greek with sword hanging over his head

Damocles

142

Greek who sought honest man

Diogenes

143

19th century shipping magnate

Cornelius Vanderbilt

144

Greek mathematician and geometry innovator

Euclid

145

Pilot who landed in Europe instead of California in 1938

"Wrong Way" Corrigan

146

"Life is worth living" speaker

Bishop Sheen

147

"The Lone Eagle"

Charles Lindbergh

148

"The Great Compromiser" or "The Great Pacificator"

Henry Clay

149

English Lexicographer

Samuel Johnson

150

Founder of the Capetian dynasty in France - 987 AD

Hugh Capet

151

Italian leader of the Red Shirts

Garibaldi

152

Chinese provisional president - 1912

Sun Yat-Sen

153

"The Lord of San Simeon"

William Randolph Hearst

154

Yosemite photographer

Ansel Adams

155

Father of American public education

Horace Mann

156

"The People's Lawyer"

Ralph Nader

157

Las Vegas magicians who work with big cats

Siegried and Roy

158

Steel magnate and philanthropist

Andrew Carnegie

159

"The Man of a Thousand Voices"

Mel Blanc

160

Greek mathematician famous for theorem

Pythagoras

161

He planted apple trees in the Ohio Valley

Johnny Appleseed

162

He founded DeBeers

Cecil Rhodes

163

Leopold and Loeb's defense attorny

Clarence Darrow

164

Man who established Chinese government on Taiwan

Chiang Kai-Shek

165

Austrian celebrity chef

Wolfgang Puck

166

Frederick Barbarosa

RedBeard

167

Billionaire who disappeared from his yacht in 1991

Robert Maxwell

168

Philadelphia publisher and philanthropist

Walter Annenberg