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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)

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and social activist, who led the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968.
  • Civil Rights Activist,
  • Minister
  • (1929–1968)

Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton, a delegate to the Constitutional Convention and major author of the Federalist papers, was the United States' first secretary of the treasury.
  • Political Scientist,
  • Government Official,
  • Journalist,
  • Military Leader,
  • Economist,
  • Lawyer
  • (c. 1755–1804)

Muhammad Ali

Arguably boxing's most celebrated athlete, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali was also known for his public stance against the Vietnam War and his longtime battle with Parkinson's disease.
  • Athlete,
  • Boxer,
  • Philanthropist
  • (1942–2016)

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)

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven was a deaf German composer and the predominant musical figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras.
  • Pianist,
  • Composer
  • (c. 1770–1827)

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