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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, often called the English national poet, is widely considered the greatest dramatist of all time.
  • Poet,
  • Playwright
  • (c. 1564–1616)

Rosa Parks

Civil rights activist Rosa Parks refused to surrender her bus seat to a white passenger, spurring the Montgomery boycott and other efforts to end segregation.
  • Civil Rights Activist
  • (1913–2005)

Joan of Arc

Martyr, saint and military leader Joan of Arc, acting under divine guidance, led the French army to victory over the British during the Hundred Years' War.
  • Warrior,
  • Military Leader
  • (c. 1412–1431)

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein was a German-born physicist who developed the general theory of relativity, among other feats. He is considered the most influential physicist of the 20th century.
  • Physicist,
  • Scientist
  • (1879–1955)

Malala Yousafzai

As a young girl, Malala Yousafzai defied the Taliban in Pakistan and demanded that girls be allowed to receive an education. She was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in 2012, but survived and went on to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Children's Activist,
  • Women's Rights Activist
  • (1997–)


Michelangelo is widely regarded as the most famous artist of the Italian Renaissance. Among his works are the "David" and "Pieta" statues and the Sistine Chapel frescoes. 
  • Painter,
  • Architect,
  • Poet,
  • Sculptor
  • (1475–1564)

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