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American musician Prince achieved wide fame in the 1980s with '1999' and 'Purple Rain,' the latter album also serving as the soundtrack for the popular film of the same name. Later Prince albums included 'Sign 'O' the Times,' 'Diamonds and Pearls' and 'Musicology.'
  • Music Producer,
  • Songwriter,
  • Musicians,
  • Singer
  • (1958–2016)

William Shakespeare

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

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci was a leading artist and intellectual of the Italian Renaissance who's known for his enduring works "The Last Supper" and "Mona Lisa."
  • Artist,
  • Mathematician,
  • Inventor,
  • Writer
  • (1452–1519)

Oskar Schindler

Oskar Schindler was a German industrialist during World War II who sheltered approximately 1,100 Jews from the Nazis by employing them in his factories.
  • Entrepreneur
  • (1908–1974)

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.
  • Children's Activist,
  • Women's Rights Activist
  • (1997–)

Anne Frank

Anne Frank was a teen writer who went into hiding during the Holocaust, journaling her experiences in the renowned work The Diary of Anne Frank.
  • (1929–1945)

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