Statistics for People in History by Wikipedia Descriptions #3

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A Hungarian-born American illusionist, noted for his sensational escape acts.Harry Houdini
The people of France saw her death as a necessary step toward completing the revolution.Marie Antoinette
He argued that the working class should carry out organised
revolutionary action to topple capitalism.
Karl Marx
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
Trotsky was assassinated in Mexico, eliminating the last of his opponents among the
former Party leadership.
Joseph Stalin
A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, his stylized visage has become a ubiquitous
countercultural symbol of rebellion.
Che Guevara
Known as "the Master of Suspense", he directed over 50 feature films.Alfred Hitchcock
Early sources that attest to his historical existence include the works of the historians
Josephus and Tacitus.
Jesus Christ
She was the first and, to date, the only female Prime Minister of India.Indira Gandhi
A well-known account of his life is presented in the film Braveheart.William Wallace
As a patron of the arts she presided over the age of the Russian Enlightenment.Catherine the Great
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
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
Shakespeare portrays him as having a hunch, a limp and a withered arm.King Richard III
He was the first known European to have set foot on continental North America.Leif Erikson
Under his direction, the city of Philadelphia was planned and developed.William Penn
His Aeneid has been considered the national epic of ancient Rome.Virgil

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