Statistics for People in History by Wikipedia Descriptions #1

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Excerpt Person % Correct
He preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal governmentAbraham Lincoln
98%
He is referred to by many appellations including Messenger of AllahMuhammad
91%
Ruled as the Chairman of the Communist Party of China from its establishment
in 1949 until his death in 1976
Mao Zedong
89%
A Hindu nationalist assassinated him on 30 January 1948Mahatma Gandhi
88%
The phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting,
practical electric light bulb
Thomas Edison
87%
His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheidNelson Mandela
86%
On 1 May 1876, she adopted the additional title of Empress of IndiaQueen Victoria
78%
He returned to Russia to play a leading role in the October RevolutionVladimir Lenin
78%
a² + b² = c²Pythagoras
76%
The uncrowned King Charles VII sent her to the Siege of OrléansJoan of Arc
72%
His five-year voyage on HMS Beagle established him as an eminent geologistCharles Darwin
72%
Was born Gaius Octavius Thurinus into an old and wealthy equestrian branch
of the plebeian gens Octavia
Augustus
66%
His travels are recorded in Livre des merveilles du monde, a book that described to
Europeans the then mysterious culture and inner workings of the Eastern world
Marco Polo
61%
"I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat"Winston Churchill
59%
He founded some twenty cities that bore his nameAlexander the Great
58%
The Gold Rush, City Lights, Modern Times, and The Great Dictator often ranked
on lists of the greatest films of all time
Charlie Chaplin
57%
He and Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers confirmed to have reached
the summit of Mount Everest
Edmund Hillary
55%
Shot his political rival Alexander Hamilton in a famous duel in 1804Aaron Burr
44%
Plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of
favourable social standing and economic security
Jane Austen
39%
His reported overhauling of the railway network led to the popular saying,
"Say what you like about him, he made the trains run on time"
Benito Mussolini
31%
The Terror ended with his arrest on 9 Thermidor and his execution on the day afterMaximilien Robespierre
31%

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