People in History by Wikipedia Descriptions #3

Can you name these people in history by excerpts from their Wikipedia pages?
Some excerpts have been altered slightly
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Last updated: September 25, 2019
First submittedSeptember 25, 2019
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Person
Met his future wife, Jacqueline Bouvier, when he was a congressman.
John F. Kennedy
Her re-establishment of Roman Catholicism was reversed by her younger half-sister
and successor Elizabeth.
Queen Mary I
The people of France saw her death as a necessary step toward completing the revolution.
Marie Antoinette
Trotsky was assassinated in Mexico, eliminating the last of his opponents among the
former Party leadership.
Joseph Stalin
He was the first known European to have set foot on continental North America.
Leif Erikson
The Royalists returned to power along with King Charles II in 1660, and they had his
corpse dug up, hung in chains, and beheaded.
Oliver Cromwell
A Hungarian-born American illusionist, noted for his sensational escape acts.
Harry Houdini
He argued that the working class should carry out organised
revolutionary action to topple capitalism.
Karl Marx
Early sources that attest to his historical existence include the works of the historians
Josephus and Tacitus.
Jesus Christ
Shakespeare portrays him as having a hunch, a limp and a withered arm.
King Richard III
A well-known account of his life is presented in the film Braveheart.
William Wallace
Under his direction, the city of Philadelphia was planned and developed.
William Penn
He began planning a major novel about social misery and injustice as early as the 1830s,
but a full 17 years were needed for Les Misérables to be realised.
Victor Hugo
His Aeneid has been considered the national epic of ancient Rome.
Virgil
As a patron of the arts she presided over the age of the Russian Enlightenment.
Catherine the Great
Known as "the Master of Suspense", he directed over 50 feature films.
Alfred Hitchcock
She was the first and, to date, the only female Prime Minister of India.
Indira Gandhi
A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, his stylized visage has become a ubiquitous
countercultural symbol of rebellion.
Che Guevara
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Level 80
Sep 25, 2019
The one for Victor Hugo talks about the "novel," not the author, so it is confusing at best.
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Level 71
Sep 25, 2019
Yeah, I tried "Hunchback of Notre Dame" and then "Les Miserables". Of course, the quiz is about people. Duh.
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Level ∞
Sep 25, 2019
Changed the clue to one that, in my opinion, is much less interesting but also less likely to inspire complaints.
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Level 53
Sep 26, 2019
And at worst, treasonist.
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Level 80
Jan 23, 2020
it's not confusing ulness you don't understand the premise of the quiz.
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Level 83
Sep 25, 2019
Isn't Leif Erikson the first European BELIEVED to have set foot on continental North America?
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Level 80
Sep 25, 2019
My question would rather be: is Newfoundland considered continental North America?
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Level 53
Sep 26, 2019
Even Greenland is considered part of North America.
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Level 80
Sep 27, 2019
Those are islands, parts of North America but not "continental" imo.
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Level 67
Dec 25, 2019
The definition of "continental" is: forming or belonging to a continent. Since Newfoundland and ALL the other islands ARE part of the North American continent, then I would say that YES, they are part of continental North America.
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Level 80
Jan 23, 2020
And a continent is a large continuous land. An island is by definition not continental. Newfoundland is on the North America plate, but not part of the continent strictly speaking.
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Level 60
Jan 23, 2020
So, for example, Manhattan and Long Island aren't part of the continental US?
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Level 80
Jan 23, 2020
Not quite indeed, they are very close to the continent though, and there are a bunch of bridges. I don't think there's a bridge between Newfoundland and continental Canada?
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Level 73
Sep 26, 2019
Only 50% got the author of the Aeneid? I'm scared for our future.
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Level 73
Sep 26, 2019
Why?
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Level 53
Sep 26, 2019
It's okay. I'm one of those who got it, and I usually stink at these quizzes. So you can miss it and still be smart, I think.
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Level 81
Sep 28, 2019
There are a lot of good reasons to be scared about the future. This is not one of them.
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Level 53
Jan 23, 2020
What's Aenid?
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Level 65
Jan 23, 2020
There are so very many historical names to know. Virgil ranks pretty low on the list.
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Level 58
Jan 23, 2020
Oh, please.
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Level 57
Nov 10, 2019
Ffs, I was stuck on Erik the Red, Leif Erikson's dad
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Level 55
Jan 23, 2020
3 stars because with this much time you should be expected to know some numbers (or froce them) - Lokking at you #3
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Level 83
Jan 23, 2020
I wish I could understand what you just said.
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Level 54
Jan 30, 2020
Too much auto ill in, e.g. Richard - the very fact that it was Richard the third demonstrates that other Richards are available.