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2000 - 500 BCE

Hammurabi (1811 - 1750 BCE)
Hatshepsut (1508 - 1458 BCE)
Thutmose III (1481 - 1425 BCE)
Amenhotep III (1411 - 1351 BCE)
Akhenaten (? - 1336 BCE)
Tutankhamun (1341 - 1323 BCE)
Ramses II (1303 - 1213 BCE)
Cyrus the Great (600 - 530 BCE)
Nebuchadnezzar II (562 - 635 BCE)
Sun Tzu (544 - 496 BCE)
Confucius (551 - 479 BCE)
Darius I (550 - 486 BCE)


500 - 0 BCE

Pericles (495 - 429 BCE)
Socrates (470 - 399 BCE)
Plato (428 - 424 BCE)
Aristotle (384 - 322 BCE)
Alexander the Great (356 - 323 BCE)
Archimedes (287 - 212 BCE)
Emperor Qin (259 - 210 BCE)
Hannibal (247 - 182 BCE)
Gaius Marius (157 - 86 BCE)
Spartacus the Gladiator (111 - 71 BCE)
Cicero (106 - 43 BCE)
Julius Caesar (100 - 44 BCE)
Cleopatra VII (69 - 30 BCE)
Augustus (63 BC - 14 AD)


0 - 1000 CE

Nero (37 - 68 CE)
Trajan (53 - 117 CE)
Constantine the Great (272 - 337 CE)
Justinian I (483 - 565 CE)
Emperor Taizong (598 - 649 CE)
Empress Wu (624 - 705 CE)
Charlemagne (742 - 814 CE)
Alfred the Great (849 - 899 CE)


1000 - 1500 CE

William the Conqueror (1028 - 1087 CE)
Saladin (1138 - 1193 CE)
Genghis Khan (1162 - 1227 CE)
Saint Francis of Assisi (1182 - 1226 CE)
Kublai Khan (1215 - 1294 CE)
Sundiata (1217 - 1255 CE)
Marco Polo (1254 - 1324 CE)
Ibn Battuta (1304 - 1369 CE)
Zheng He (1371 - 1433 CE)
Johannes Gutenberg (1398 - 1468 CE)
Joan of Arc (1412 - 1413 CE)
Christopher Columbus (1451 - 1506 CE)
Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519 CE)
Vasco da Gama (1460 - 1524 CE)
Francisco Pizarro (1474 - 1541 CE)
Juan Ponce de Leon (1474 - 1521 CE)
Michelangelo (1475 - 1564 CE)
Ferdinand Magellan (1480 - 1521 CE)
Raphael (1483 - 1520 CE)
Hernan Cortes (1485 - 1547 CE)
King Henry VIII (1491 - 1547)
Suleiman the Magnificent (1494 - 1566 CE)


1500

Queen Elizabeth I (1533 - 1603 CE)
Sir Francis Drake (1540 - 1596 CE)
Henry Hudson (1560s - 1611 CE)
Galileo (1564 - 1642 CE)
William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616 CE)
John Smith (1580 - 1631 CE)
Squanto (1585 - 1622 CE)
William Bradford (1590 - 1657 CE)


1600

Roger Williams (1603 - 1683 CE)
Rembrandt (1606 - 1669 CE)
Isaac Newton (1643 - 1727 CE)
William Penn (1644 - 1718 CE)
Kangxi Emperor (1654 - 1722 CE)
James Oglethorpe (1696 - 1785 CE)


1700

Ben Franklin (1706 - 1790 CE)
Samuel Adams (1722 - 1803 CE)
Captain James Cook (1728 - 1779 CE)
Martha Washington (1731 - 1802 CE)
Benjamin Banneker (1731 - 1806)
Washington, George (1732 - 1799 CE)
Daniel Boone (1734 - 1820 CE)
Paul Revere (1735 - 1818 CE)
Adams, John (1735 - 1826 CE)
Patrick Henry (1736 - 1799 CE)
Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809 CE)
Benedict Arnold (1741 - 1801 CE)
Jefferson, Thomas (1743 - 1826 CE)
Antoine Lavoisier (1743 - 1794 CE)
Abigail Adams (1744 - 1818 CE)


1750

Madison, James (1751 - 1836 CE)
Molly Pitcher (1754 - 1832 CE)
John Marshall (1755 - 1835 CE)
Marie Antoinette (1755 - 1793 CE)
Marquis de Lafayette (1757 - 1834 CE)
Maximilien Robespierre (1758 - 1794 CE)
Monroe, James (1758 - 1831 CE)
Eli Whitney (1765 - 1825 CE)
Robert Fulton (1765 - 1815 CE)
Sequoyah (1767 - 1843 CE)
Jackson, Andrew (1767 - 1845 CE)
Adams, John Quincy (1767 - 1848 CE)
Tecumseh (1768 - 1813 CE)
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821 CE)
Harrison, William Henry (1773 - 1841 CE)
J.M.W. Turner (1775 - 1851 CE)
Van Buren, Martin (1782 - 1862 CE)
Taylor, Zachary (1784 - 1850)
Shaka Zulu (1787 - 1828 CE)
Sacagawea (1788 - 1812? CE)
Tyler, John (1790 - 1862 CE)
Buchanan, James (1791 - 1868 CE)
Sam Houston (1793 - 1863 CE)
Polk, James K. (1795 - 1849 CE)
Sojourner Truth (1797 - 1883 CE)


1800

Fillmore, Millard (1800 - 1874 CE)
Dorothea Dix (1802 - 1887 CE)
Pierce, Franklin (1804 - 1869 CE)
Lewis and Clark (1804 - 1806 expedition)
Robert E. Lee (1807 - 1870 CE)
Johnson, Andrew (1808 - 1875 CE)
Jefferson Davis (1808 - 1889 CE)
Lincoln, Abraham (1809 - 1865 CE)
Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811 - 1896 CE)
Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815 - 1902 CE)
Mary Todd Lincoln (1818 - 1882 CE)
Frederick Douglass (1818 - 1895 CE)
Queen Victoria (1819 - 1901 CE)
Susan B. Anthony (1820 - 1906 CE)
Clara Barton (1821 - 1912 CE)
Harriet Tubman (1822 - 1913 CE)
Louis Pasteur (1822 - 1895 CE)
Hayes, Rutherford B. (1822 - 1893 CE)
Grant, Ulysses S. (1822 - 1885 CE)
Stonewall Jackson (1824 - 1863 CE)
Geronimo (1829 - 1909 CE)
Levi Strauss (1829 - 1902 CE)
Arthur, Chester A. (1829 - 1886 CE)
Sitting Bull (1831 - 1890 CE)
Garfield, James A. (1831 - 1881 CE)
Eduoard Manet (1832 - 1883 CE)
Harrison, Benjamin (1833 - 1901 CE)
Edgar Degas (1834 - 1917 CE)
Andrew Carnegie (1835 - 1919 CE)
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910 CE)
Cleveland, Grover (1837 - 1908 CE)
John D. Rockefeller (1839 - 1937 CE)
Crazy Horse (1840 - 1877 CE)
Chief Joseph (1840 - 1904 CE)
Claude Monet (1840 - 1926 CE)
McKinley, William (1843 - 1901 CE)
Alexander Graham Bell (1847 - 1922 CE)
Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931 CE)


1850

Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890 CE)
Wilson, Woodrow (1856 - 1924 CE)
Booker T. Washington (1856 - 1915 CE)
Taft, William (1857 - 1930 CE)
Milton Hershey (1857 - 1945 CE)
Roosevelt, Theodore (1858 - 1919 CE)
Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859 - 1941 CE)
Georges Seurat (1859 - 1891 CE)
Annie Oakley (1860 - 1926 CE)
George Washington Carver (1860s - 1943 CE)
James Naismith (1861 - 1939 CE)
Ida B. Wells (1862 - 1931 CE)
David Lloyd George (1863 - 1945 CE)
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947 CE)
Nellie Bly (1864 - 1922 CE)
Harding, Warren G. (1865 - 1923 CE)
Wassily Kandinsky (1866 - 1944 CE)
Marie Curie (1867 - 1934 CE)
Madam C.J. Walker (1867 - 1919 CD)
Tsar Nicholas II (1868 - 1918 CE)
Henri Matisse (1869 - 1954 CE)
Mohandas Gandhi (1869 - 1948 CE)
Vladimir Lenin (1870 - 1924 CE)
The Wright Brothers (1871/1867 - 1948/1912 CE)
Coolidge, Calvin (1872 - 1933 CE)
Roald Amundsen (1872 - 1928 CE)
Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965 CE)
Hoover, Herbert (1874 - 1964 CE)
Harry Houdini (1874 - 1926 CE)
Joseph Stalin (1878 - 1953 CE)
Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955 CE)
Helen Keller (1880 - 1968 CE)
Douglas MacArthur (1880 - 1964 CE)
Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973 CE)
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (1882 - 1945 CE)
Benito Mussolini (1883 - 1945 CE)
Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 - 1962 CE)
Truman, Harry S. (1884 - 1972 CE)
George Patton (1885 - 1945 CE)
Georgia O'Keeffe (1887 - 1986 CE)
Jim Thorpe (1888 - 1953 CE)
Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945 CE)
Charles de Gaulle (1890 - 1970 CE)
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (1890 - 1969 CE)
Red Baron (1892 - 1918 CE)
Mao Zedong (1893 - 1976 CE)
Babe Ruth (1895 - 1948 CE)
J. Edgar Hoover (1895 - 1972 CE)
Amelia Earhart (1897 - 1937 CE)
Al Capone (1899 - 1947 CE)


1900

Walt Disney (1901 - 1966 CE)
Louis Armstrong (1901 - 1971 CE)
Hirohito (1901 - 1989 CE)
Charles Lindbergh (1902 - 1974 CE)
Salvador Dali (1904 - 1989 CE)
Charles Drew (1904 - 1950 CE)
Puyi (The Last Emperor) (1906 - 1967 CE)
Leonid Brezhnev (1906 - 1982 CE)
Josephine Baker (1906 - 1975 CE)
Rachel Carson (1907 - 1964 CE)
Johnson, Lyndon B. (1908 - 1973 CE)
Thurgood Marshall (1908 - 1993 CE)
Mother Teresa (1910 - 1997 CE)
Reagan, Ronald (1911 - 2004 CE)
Rosa Parks (1913 - 2005 CE)
Nixon, Richard M. (1913 - 1994 CE)
Ford, Gerald (1913 - 2006 CE)
Francis Crick and James Watson (1916 - 2004, 1928 - )
Kennedy, John F. (1917 - 1963 CE)
Nelson Mandela (1918 - 2013 CE)
Sam Walton (1918 - 1992 CE)
Jackie Robinson (1919 - 1972 CE)
Edmund Hillary (1919 - 2008 CE)
Carter, Jimmy (1924 - )
Bush, George (1924 - )
Maria Tallchief (1925 - 2013 CE)
Margaret Thatcher (1925 - 2013 CE)
Malcolm X (1925 - 1965)
Fidel Castro (1926 - )
Cesar Chavez (1927 - 1993 CE)
Maya Angelou (1928 - 2014)
Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987 CE)
Anne Frank (1929 - 1945 CE)
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 - 1968 CE)


1930

Neil Armstrong (1930 - 2012 CE)
Mikhail Gorbachev (1931 - )
Jane Goodall (1934 - )
Elvis Presley (1935 - 1977 CE)
Colin Powell (1937 - )
Martha Stewart (1941 - )
Stephen Hawking (1942 - )
Muhammad Ali (1942 - 2016 CE)
Clinton, Bill (1946 - )
Bush, George W. (1946 - )
Hillary Clinton (1947 - )
Sally Ride (1951 - 2012 CE)
Ruby Bridges (1954 -)
Oprah Winfrey (1954 - )
Bill Gates (1955 - )
Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011 CE)
Michael Jackson (1958 - 2009 CE)
Obama, Barack (1961 - )
Princess Diana (1961 - 1997 CE)
Malala Yousafzai (1997 - )

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