Statistics for People in History by Wikipedia Descriptions #3

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Excerpt Person % Correct
A Hungarian-born American illusionist, noted for his sensational escape acts.Harry Houdini
88%
The people of France saw her death as a necessary step toward completing the revolution.Marie Antoinette
88%
He argued that the working class should carry out organised
revolutionary action to topple capitalism.
Karl Marx
82%
Met his future wife, Jacqueline Bouvier, when he was a congressman.John F. Kennedy
82%
Her re-establishment of Roman Catholicism was reversed by her younger half-sister
and successor Elizabeth.
Queen Mary I
81%
Trotsky was assassinated in Mexico, eliminating the last of his opponents among the
former Party leadership.
Joseph Stalin
79%
A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, his stylized visage has become a ubiquitous
countercultural symbol of rebellion.
Che Guevara
78%
Known as "the Master of Suspense", he directed over 50 feature films.Alfred Hitchcock
74%
Early sources that attest to his historical existence include the works of the historians
Josephus and Tacitus.
Jesus Christ
74%
She was the first and, to date, the only female Prime Minister of India.Indira Gandhi
71%
A well-known account of his life is presented in the film Braveheart.William Wallace
69%
As a patron of the arts she presided over the age of the Russian Enlightenment.Catherine the Great
69%
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
64%
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
58%
Shakespeare portrays him as having a hunch, a limp and a withered arm.King Richard III
54%
He was the first known European to have set foot on continental North America.Leif Erikson
53%
Under his direction, the city of Philadelphia was planned and developed.William Penn
39%
His Aeneid has been considered the national epic of ancient Rome.Virgil
34%

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