People in History by Wikipedia Descriptions #4

Can you name these people in history based on excerpts from their Wikipedia description?
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Last updated: October 3, 2019
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A Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering
research on radioactivity.
Marie Curie
Through further military campaigns, he ousted Spanish rulers from Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.
Simon Bolivar
On 2 January 1492 she entered Granada to receive the keys of the city, and the
principal mosque was reconsecrated as a church.
Isabella I
Tony Blair erroneously accused him of possessing weapons of mass destruction.
Saddam Hussein
He told reporters he had designed a superweapon he claimed would end all war. He would
call it "teleforce", but was usually referred to as his death ray.
Nikola Tesla
Considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with his rival,
the fellow Florentine and client of the Medici, Leonardo da Vinci.
Michelangelo
A Russian mystic and self-proclaimed holy man who befriended the family of Tsar Nicholas II.
Rasputin
He built a new imperial residence at Byzantium and renamed the city after himself.
Constantine
He was the first recognised emperor to rule from western Europe since the fall
of the Western Roman Empire.
Charlemagne
She made a nonstop solo transatlantic flight, becoming the first woman to achieve such a feat.
Amelia Earhart
The popular belief is that she was bitten by an asp.
Cleopatra
He encouraged black Zimbabweans to violently seize white-owned farms.
Robert Mugabe
The new continent was named America after the Latin version of his first name.
Amerigo Vespucci
He is the reputed author of the Tao Te Ching.
Laozi
At 19 months old she contracted an unknown illness that left her both deaf and blind.
Helen Keller
During his reign, Mali may have been the largest producer of gold in the world.
Mansa Musa
According to one account, he nailed his Ninety-five Theses to the door of All Saints' Church
in Wittenberg on 31 October 1517.
Martin Luther
Two of his songs, "We Are the Champions" and "Bohemian Rhapsody", have also each
been voted as the greatest song of all time in major polls
Freddie Mercury
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Level 73
Sep 26, 2019
For Amelia Earhart, you give the answer in the clue.
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Level 61
Sep 26, 2019
Fixed!
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Level 38
Sep 26, 2019
Flawed. e.g. where Remus? The questions asks about "the twins", yet only Romulus is accepted as the answer.
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Level 61
Sep 26, 2019
My bad, meant to make both work. That's fixed now.
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Level 77
Oct 3, 2019
Thank you, African history class! My final report was about Mr. Musa I.
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Level 66
Oct 4, 2019
I cannot keep his name in my head. I think I need to read a book about him or something. (The article I read a while ago clearly didn't get the name to stick. I just think "oh THAT guy!")
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Level 69
Oct 4, 2019
I tried Sunjata and Mansa. Not good enough.
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Level ∞
Oct 4, 2019
Mansa just means "sultan".
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Level ∞
Oct 4, 2019
And, no, Mansa Musa is NOT the richest person of all-time.
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Level 79
Feb 8, 2020
I got the same information from Civ IV
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Level 60
Oct 4, 2019
Could you accept others spelling for Lao Zi ? Lao Tse ?
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Level ∞
Oct 4, 2019
Lao Tse (and many other spellings) are accepted.
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Level 57
Feb 8, 2020
Accept Cleo for Cleopatra. That's what we called her in high school.
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Level 33
Feb 8, 2020
It should be Maria Skłodowska. That was her Polish name.
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Level 83
Feb 8, 2020
But Curie’s much easier to spell. And remember.
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Level 60
Feb 9, 2020
I totally drew a blank on Michelangelo and misspelled Charlemagne.
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Level 55
Feb 9, 2020
I got Mansa Musa but missed Freddie Mercury