People in History by Wikipedia Descriptions #2

Can you name these people in history by excerpts from their Wikipedia pages?
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Last updated: September 25, 2019
First submittedSeptember 24, 2019
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On the Ides of March, 44 BC, he was assassinated by a group of rebellious senators.
Julius Caesar
At 5 feet 2 inches, he was the height of an average French male.
Victory in the 1982 Falklands War and the recovering economy brought a resurgence
of support, resulting in her decisive re-election in 1983.
Margaret Thatcher
He became an ardent proponent of Rastafari, taking its music out of the socially
deprived areas of Jamaica and onto the international music scene.
Bob Marley
As an inventor, he is known for the lightning rod and bifocals.
Benjamin Franklin
By his request, his body was buried in an unmarked grave somewhere in Mongolia.
Genghis Khan
Xenophon and Plato agree that he had an opportunity to escape.
The common term lesbian originates from the name of the island
of Lesbos, where she was born.
She was the first woman to head a TV production company: Desilu, which she
had formed with Arnaz.
Lucille Ball
Her costume, consisting of only a girdle of artificial bananas, became her most
iconic image and a symbol of the Jazz Age.
Josephine Baker
He later became troubled with the institution of slavery and freed his slaves in a 1799 will.
George Washington
He gave Cortés the gift of an Aztec calendar, one disc of crafted gold and another of silver.
Cortés later melted these down for their monetary value.
Many historians and scholars regard him as the prime exemplar of the "Renaissance Man".
Leonardo da Vinci
Most European navigators reasonably concluded that a westward voyage from
Europe to Asia was unfeasible.
Christopher Columbus
... a scandal caused by her extramarital affair with co-star Richard Burton.
Elizabeth Taylor
Although he did not invent the automobile or the assembly line, he developed the first
automobile that many middle-class Americans could afford.
Henry Ford
After a reputed 49 days of meditation, he is said to have attained Enlightenment.
He was a conservative Prussian statesman who dominated German and
European affairs from the 1860s until 1890.
Otto von Bismarck
Level 71
Sep 24, 2019
Remembered Josephine Baker's last name just as the counter hit zero. Damnit.
Level 63
Dec 23, 2019
I kept trying to type Carmen Miranda.
Level 73
Jun 16, 2021
HAHA. Me too
Level 46
Sep 25, 2019
The Christopher Columbus question is posed as a statement not a question.
Level 73
Sep 25, 2019
Technically, none of these "questions" are questions, but statements taken from Wikipedia. What islabonita means is, the Columbus statement doesn't directly refer to him - or anyone - as a person.
Level 82
Sep 27, 2019
And yet 80% of people still get that one right. Not a direct description of Columbus, no, but still a fairly transparent reference to him.
Level 50
Jan 31, 2021
I agree. That question is phrased very poorly. Just because people still answered correctly doesn't change that.
Level 53
Dec 23, 2019
Why is Khan not accepted for Ghengis Kahn If I can use Colombia for Christopher Colombus?
Level 65
Dec 23, 2019
"Khan", I believe, is a title, like King.
Level 76
Dec 23, 2019
I imagine the following Wikipedia description: "Genghis Kahn, who emerged from a fusion between Genghis Khan and Oliver Kahn, is known as the most aggressive entity in the history of mankind."
Level 58
Dec 25, 2019
When it didn't accept Khan, I figured he must not be the right answer. Glad I'm not the only one.
Level 73
Jan 11, 2020
Did that incur your wrath?
Level 58
Jul 16, 2021
I find it weird that standard Jetpunk procedure is to accept "Caesar" for Julius (and others) but not "Khan" for Genghis (and others), given they are both titles. (For the record, I think no titles should be accepted except for Christ since most people don't even know that's a title)
Level 68
Dec 23, 2019
Napoleon's height of 5 feet 2 was from the old French measurement or 168.9 centimeters, so he wasin fact 5 feet 6 1/2 using the imperial measurements of the UK and the USA. Not very short by today's standards and a little over average for the France of his day.
Level 71
Feb 28, 2020
People always point out that Napoleon was of an average height for his day, but that was when the majority of French men were malnourished peasants. He probably WAS short for a member of the aristocracy.
Level 55
Dec 24, 2019
Playing Civilization helped with more than a couple of answers.