Statistics for People in History by Wikipedia Descriptions #4

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Hint Person % Correct
A Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering
research on radioactivity.
Marie Curie
94%
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
83%
Tony Blair erroneously accused him of possessing weapons of mass destruction.Saddam Hussein
82%
A Russian mystic and self-proclaimed holy man who befriended the family of Tsar Nicholas II.Rasputin
81%
She made a nonstop solo transatlantic flight, becoming the first woman to achieve such a feat.Amelia Earhart
80%
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
77%
Through further military campaigns, he ousted Spanish rulers from Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.Simon Bolivar
74%
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
73%
The popular belief is that she was bitten by an asp.Cleopatra
69%
At 19 months old she contracted an unknown illness that left her both deaf and blind.Helen Keller
67%
He built a new imperial residence at Byzantium and renamed the city after himself.Constantine
66%
The new continent was named America after the Latin version of his first name.Amerigo Vespucci
65%
He encouraged black Zimbabweans to violently seize white-owned farms.Robert Mugabe
54%
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
50%
He was the first recognised emperor to rule from western Europe since the fall
of the Western Roman Empire.
Charlemagne
49%
He is the reputed author of the Tao Te Ching.Laozi
42%
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
30%
During his reign, Mali may have been the largest producer of gold in the world.Mansa Musa
21%

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