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At the age of 15, who was the youngest chess Grandmaster in history?
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Greek historian Herodotus

Greek biographer Plutarch

Greek mathematician and geometry innovator Euclid

Roman orator and statesman Cicero

Founder of the Persian Empire Cyrus the Great

Man who conquered the world’s largest land empire Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan’s grandson Kublai Khan

First Christian Roman emperor Constantine

Man crowned Holy Roman Emperor on Christmas Day in 800 AD Charlemagne

The Paladin (knight) of Charlemagne Orlando

Charlemagne’s father Pepin the Short

Pepin the Short’s father, founder of Carolingian dynasty Charles Martel

Founder of the Capetian dynasty in France, 987 AD Hugh Capet

The “Scourge of God” Attila (The Hun)

Carthaginian who crossed the Alps with 37 elephants Hannibal

First king of all the English Alfred the Great

Muslim defender of Jerusalem, 1189-91 Saladin

Crusader king who fought Saladin Richard the Lionhearted

“Recluse” crusader king Peter the Hermit

“Magnificent” Ottoman ruler Suleiman (the Magnificent)

Red bearded crusader Frederick Barbarossa

“The Maid of Orleans” Joan of Arc

“Magnificent” Florence dictator Lorenzo de Medici

16th century Italian sculptor, painter and poet Michelangelo

16th century Dutch humanist Erasmus

Subject of T.S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral Thomas a’ Becket

Lord Chancellor beheaded by Henry VIII Sir Thomas More

17th century English philosopher and statesman Francis Bacon

Man who started Protestant Reformation with “95 theses” Martin Luther

Swiss-French reformist John Calvin

Scottish reformist John Knox

French queen regent implicated in St. Bartholomew’s day massacre Catherine de Medici

Italian femme fatale, accused of poisoning her enemies Lucretia Borgia

Lucretia Borgia's brother Cesare Borgia

French mistress to Louis XV Madame de Pompadour

Violin maker family from Cremora, Italy Amati

Violin maker who learned his craft from Amati Antonio Stradivarius

17th century French mathematician Blaise Pascal 

He led the mutiny on the Bounty Fletcher Christian

Italian adventurer and lover Giacomo Casanova

French cardinal who fought the Huguenots Cardinal Richelieu

17th century French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes

The Angelic Doctor St. Thomas Aquinas

Man who overthrew Charles I of England Oliver Cromwell

Zulu leader Shaka

“The Little Corporal” Napoleon Bonaparte

He defeated Napoleon at Waterloo The Duke of Wellington

“The Lady with the Lamp” Florence Nightingale

“Gentle Pirate” who aided in Battle of New Orleans Jean Lafitte

English pirate hung at Old Baily, 1701 Captain Kid

Pirate Ed Teach a.k.a. Blackbeard

Frederick Barbarossa Redbeard

Cook who led the mutiny on the Hispaniola Long John Silver

Famous female pirates Ann Bonnie and Mary Reed

South American revolutionary born in Caracas Simon Bolivar

Fidel Castro’s revolutionary friend Che Guevara

Mexican bandit who raided U.S. border towns Pancho Villa

Old West dentist and gunfighter Bat Masterson

Italian leader of the Red Shirts Garibaldi

First chancellor of the German Empire, 1871 Otto von Bismarck

Chinese provisional president, 1912 Sun Yat-Sen

Man who established Chinese government on Taiwan Chiang Kai-Shek

Sir Edmund Hillary’s Himalayan Sherpa guide Tensing Norgay

19th century shipping magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt

19th century banking magnate/philanthropist J.P (John Pierpont) Morgan

20th century Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis

Steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie

British tea magnate Sir Thomas Lipton

Billionaire who disappeared from his yacht in 1991 Robert Maxwell

Philosopher who asked, “Is man a blunder of God?” Friedrich Nietzsche

Cambridge mathematician-philosopher Bertrand Russell

Jean Paul Sartre’s philosopher friend Simone de Beauvoir

Man who first received an artificial heart Barney Clark

Doctor who preformed Barney Clark’s heart transplant William DeVries

Lawyer for the Creationists at Scopes trial William Jennings Bryan

Lawyer for the Darwinists at the Scopes trial Clarence Darrow

Female prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson trial Marcia Clark

Leopold and Loeb’s defense attorney Clarence Darrow

Claus von Bulow’s defense attorney Alan Dershowitz

He defended the Boston Strangler F. Lee Bailey

Charles Manson’s prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi

“King of Torts” who died in 1996 Melvin Belli

He founded DeBeers Cecil Rhodes

Famous oil well fire fighter Red Adair

He founded the American Library association Melvin Dewey

He planted apple trees in the Ohio Valley Johnny Appleseed

Famous 19th century furrier John Jacob Astor

19th century American lithographers Currier and Ives

Scottish clock maker Seth Thomas

He blazed the Wilderness Road Daniel Boone

“Life is worth living” speaker Bishop Sheen

Inspiration for Citizen Kane William Randolph Hearst

19th century British travel agent Thomas Cook

French lexicographer Pierre Larousse

American lexicographer Noah Webster

English lexicographer Samuel Johnson

French economist Jean Baptiste Say

Scottish economist Adam Smith

British economist, 1920’s John Maynard Keynes

Canadian-born American economist and Harvard Professor of Economics John Kenneth Galbraith

French mathematician famous for his “last theorem” Pierre de Fermat

The Fugitive series is based on his life Sam Sheppard

Man who built the Erie Canal De Witt Clinton

American winner of Tchaikovsky music competition, 1958 Van Cliburn

Scottish philanthropist and Lord Rector Andrew Carnegie

Late finance magazine tycoon Malcolm Forbes

Army surgeon who found the cause of yellow fever Walter Reed

Newspaper editor and South sympathizer Horace Greeley

President’s brother who was president of Johns Hopkins Milton Eisenhower

Former PLO leader Yasser Arafat

Spanish tenor whose name means “peaceful Sunday” Placido Domingo

Presidential brother who had a beer named for him Billy Carter

Pair who died in a light plane crash in Point Barrow, Alaska Will Rogers and Wiley Post

Gay ‘90’s financier and philanthropist Diamond Jim Brady

Train engineer killed in head-on collision, 1900 Casey Jones

Boys Town founder, 1917 Father Edward Flanagan

"The Pathfinder" John C. Freemont

“The Father of Science Fiction” Jules Verne

“The American Leonardo” Samuel Morse

“The American Caesar” Douglas MacArthur

“America’s Handyman” Bob Vila

American ornithologist John James Audubon

“New England Orator” Daniel Webster

“Virginia Orator” Thomas Paine

“The Lone Eagle” Charles Lindbergh

“The Great Profile” John Barrymore

“The Great Dissenter” Oliver Wendell Holmes

“The Great Commoner” William Jennings Bryan

“The Great Compromiser” or “The Great Pacificator” Henry Clay

“The Little Flower” Fiorello La Guardia

“The Great Communicator” Ronald Reagan

“The Wizard of Menlo Park” Thomas Edison

“Satchmo” Louis Armstrong

“The King of Ragtime” Scott Joplin

"Yosemite Photographer" Ansel Adams

“The Little Tramp” Charlie Chaplin

"The Man of a Thousand Faces" Lon Chaney

“The Man of a Thousand Voices” Mel Blanc

“The Prince of Humbugs” P.T. Barnum

"Gonzo Journalist" Hunter Thompson

"King of the Keelboatmen" Mike Fink

"The Last Lion" Windston Churchill

“The Chairman of the Board” Frank Sinatra

“The Lord of San Simeon” William Randolph Hearst

“The People’s Lawyer” Ralph Nader

"The Oracle of Omaha" Warren Buffett

America’s cowboy-philosopher Will Rogers

Philadelphia publisher and philanthropist Walter Annenberg

Baltimore critic H. L. Mencken

Father of American public education Horace Mann

He made stainless steel cars in Ireland John DeLorean

American chess grandmaster at age 15 Bobby Fischer

Pilot who landed in Ireland instead of California, 1938“Wrong Way” Corrigan

He broke the sound barrier in 1947 Chuck Yeager

Chairs astrophysics department, Cambridge University Stephen Hawking

Canadian voice actor, voice of The Brain Maurice LaMarche

MIT linguistic scholar Noam Chomsky

1960’s Harvard psychologist; recreational drug advocate Timothy Leary

Chinese Communist Party head who died in 1997 Deng Xiaoping

Yosemite photographer Ansel Adams

The original Siamese twins Chang and Eng

Man who found King Tut’s tomb Howard Carter

American satirical comedian imprisoned for obscenity Lenny Bruce

Pro clown with his own postage stamp Lou Jacobs

Las Vegas magicians who worked with big cats Siegfried and Roy

Famous tightrope walking family Wallendas

Canadian quintuplets Dionnes

American septuplets McCaugheys

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