|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|| |