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Samuel F.B. Morse

Invented the telegraph; Morse code

2

Guglielmo Marconi

Rivalry with Tesla regarding patent for the Radio

3

Thomas Edison

Invented the light bulb, Phonograph and motion camera

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The Picts

The Picts were a tribal confederation of peoples who lived in what is today eastern and northern Scotland during the Late Iron Age and Early Medieval periods

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Sumerians

The Sumerians were the very first people to settle into Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq) around 4800 BC marking the emergence of the first human civilization.

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Perceval

Main character in The Story of the Grail (French) where Perceval sought the Holy Grail

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Lazarus

Lazarus of Bethany, also known as Saint Lazarus or Lazarus of the Four Days, is the subject of a prominent miracle of Jesus in the Gospel of John, in which Jesus restores him to life four days after his death

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Karl Marx

Karl Marx was a German philosopher, economist, historian, political theorist, sociologist, journalist and revolutionary socialist.

Wrote the political treatise "Das Kapital"

9

Alexis De Tocqueville

was a French diplomat, political scientist, and historian

Wrote the political treatise "Democracy in America"

10

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

was a French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style

11

Georges-Pierre Seurat

was a French post-Impressionist painter and draftsman. He is noted for his innovative use of drawing media and for devising the painting techniques known as chromoluminarism and pointillism

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Aristotle

Greek philosopher

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Archemedes

Greek mathmatician

14

Hồ Chí Minh

was a Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader

15

Hirohito

was the 124th Emperor of Japan according to the traditional order of succession

16

Benvenuto Cellini

was an Italian goldsmith, sculptor, draftsman, soldier, musician, and artist who also wrote a famous autobiography and poetry. He was one of the most important artists of Mannerism

17

Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss

was a German mathematician and physicist who made significant contributions to many fields, including number theory

18

Lao-tzu

was an ancient Chinese philosopher and writer. He is the reputed author of the Tao Te Ching, the founder of philosophical Taoism, and a deity in religious Taoism and traditional Chinese religions

19

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

was a German philosopher, cultural critic, composer, poet, philologist, and a Latin and Greek scholar whose work has exerted a profound influence on Western philosophy and modern intellectual history

20

John Stuart Mill

was a British philosopher, political economist and civil servant. One of the most influential thinkers in the history of liberalism, he contributed widely to social theory, political theory and political economy.

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Thomas Hobbes

in some older texts Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury,[2] was an English philosopher who is considered one of the founders of modern political philosophy

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John Jacques Rousseau

from France

Emile, or On Education or Émile, or Treatise on Education is a treatise on the nature of education and on the nature of man written by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Mozart

was a composer from Austria

The Marriage of Figaro

24

Tchaikovsky

was a composer from

The Nutcracker

25

Antonio Vivaldi

was a composer from Italy

composed Four Seasons

26

Johann Straus

was a composer from Austria

Tritsch-Tratsch Polks

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Joseph Maurice Ravel

was a French composer, pianist and conductor. He is often associated with impressionism along with his elder contemporary Claude Debussy, although both composers rejected the term

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