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German-born theoretical physicist, best known for his theory of relativity
Alsatian physician, musician, philosopher and theologian; winner of the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize
German painter and mathematician
English writer and satirist
Commonly known as Banjo Paterson. A famous Australian bush poet, journalist and author.
Youngest brother of the Bee Gees. Had hits with I Just Want To Be Your Everything 1977 and others. Died from an Inflammatory heart disease caused by cocaine abuse.
Famous in the 70â€™s for his Flamboyancy. Many admired paintings including Campbells Soup Cans. Died from complications from surgery
Model for Guess Jeans and Playboy. Died from an accidental drug overdose
A Scottish author most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes.
Polish-American pianist; widely considered one of the greatest of the 20th century
English composer best known for his operatic collaborations with librettist W. S. Gilbert.
Born George Herman Ruth; icon of American baseball
Played Morty Seinfeld in Seinfeld.
British philosopher and mathematician; winner of Nobel Prize for Literature, 1950
Played Glinda the Good Witch of the North in The Wizard of Oz. Full name Mary William Ethelbert Appleton Burke.
French mathematician, physicist, and religious philosopher
A Scottish born Australian rock musician, most well-known for being the lead singer and co-lyricist of hard rock band AC/DC.
English explorer, navigator and cartographer.
Played Morticia Adams in the Adams Family. Died of Colan Cancer
Born Archibald Alec Leach. An English film actor with a distinctive Mid-Atlantic accent.
Roman poet; Gaius Valerius Catullus
An influential nineteenth century French poet, critic, and acclaimed translator.
Hard-drinking prolific and popular poet from Los Angeles
American composer and insurance broker
Argentine-born Marxist revolutionary; executed in Bolivia
Chief of the Nez Perce peoples; "I will fight no more forever"
French impressionist painter
French writer; Sidone-Gabrielle Colette
Secretary General of the UN from 1953 until his death in airplane crash.
Nicknamed the Intimidator. 7 time NASCAR winner. Died in a racing crash
One of the most distinguished literary artists of all time
Played Maxwell Smart in Get Smart. Died from a lung infection
An Academy Award-winning American actor and director.
Played Deputy Barney Fife in The Andy Griffiths Show. Died from lung problems
Voice of Lunch lady Doris. Died from lung disease
Glamour Model. Playboy Playmate of the month 1979. Shot by her husband in a murder suicide.
Played Wilson in Home Improvements. Died of lung cancer
Astronomer who calculated the orbit of the great comet of 1682
King Edward III of England, saint of the Catholic Church
Known as Catherine the Great, this former German princess, came to power by deposing her husband, PeterIII. Her reign significantly changed the appearance of the Large Palace which henceforth became known as Catherine Palace. It was rebuilt with a new park and pavillions including the Cameron Gallery, Cold Bath, Agate Room. Alexander Palace was constructed.
Married to German Princess Luisa Maria Augusta of Baden-Baden
Eldest son of Emperor Nicholas and Empress Fyordorovna. Activist, reformer, diplomat. Had 8 children including the future Emperor Alexander III. Was killed by bomb thrown into his carriage by Revolutionary terrorist.
Married Danish princess who bore six children including future Emperor Nicholas II
Placed on the throne by his great aunt, Anna Ivanovovna, his mother Anna Leopoldovna declared herself sovereign of Russia which resulted in a coup by Crown Princess Elizabeth(1706-1761)
Had 7 children including the future Emperor Alexander II
He and his family were murdered by revolutionary government after having been under house arrest in Alexander Palace. Obviously, the last Russian emperor.
Nearly 7 feet tall, he was active in affairs of state, military campaigns, diplomacy and founded the city of St. Petersburg, Russia
Enlarged the wings of the Large(Catherine) Palace and improved waterways
Founder of the Holstein-Gottorp line of the Romanov House which held the throne until 1917
Aunt of Peter II, crowned in 1730
Ascended Russian throne following death of her husband, Peter the Great.
Following her coronation, Elizabeth ordered extensive renovation and exspansion of the Large Palace and the construction of the Hermitage ond Grotto Park pavillons
French modernist composer
American poet; spent most of his life in Europe
Track Athlete won 3 Olympic gold medals and hold the world record for 100m and 200m dash. Died from heart failure
Notable British portrait and landscape artist and print-maker.
An American jazz oriented popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor.
Hits include Valley Girl 1982 and Muffin Man. Died from cancer
Austrian composer of the classical period; "father" of the symphony and the string quartet
American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer and actor.
Legend Singer song writer and musician of Queen. Died from AIDS
A Russian novelist and writer of fiction.
English writer; author of Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm
French composer; best known for his opera, Carmen
US Army General known for his toughness. Commanded in Europe during WWII.
An American comedienne and actress.
Italian navigator explores the east coast of the new world
"The Mad Monk" Russian peasant mystic from Siberia who had great influence in the Royal court of Nicholas II whose son's haemophiia seemed to respond to his "treatments". Tsaritsa Alexsandra relied heavily upon him for help with the heir apparent.
Austrian composer and conductor of the NY Philharmonic
Played young Mr Grace in Are You Being Served. Died from a heart attack
An Australian writer and poet. "The Loaded Dog" is a favourite often read to Australian school children.
German writer; Nobel Prize for Literature, 1946
Spanish explorer and conquistador
Called "The Father of History"
Vietnamese revolutionary and statesman
Lead singer with Joy Division. The remaining band members then formed New Order.
Biggest Hit was Hit me With Your Rhythm Stick 1977. Died from cancer
Russian-born American writer of science fiction and popular science
American writer; author of "On the Road"; icon of the Beat Generation
Two-time Academy Award-winning American actor and comedian
Oceanographer and marine life expert. Died from a Heart attack
Academy Award-winning American film actor.
Died from a heroin overdose. An American blues-influenced rock singer and occasional songwriter.
Swiss philosopher of the Enlightenment
French existentialist philosopher
Serial Killer. Murdered 17 boys and men aged between 14 - 36. His Murders included necrophilia dismemberment and cannibalism. He was beaten to death by another prisoner.
American track and field athlete; won 4 gold medals in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin
An American guitarist, singer and songwriter. Aspirated after taking sleeping pills.
Played Uncle Fester in the Adams Family. Died of Heart disease.
35th President of the United States.
Played Mr. Humphries in Are You Being Served.
English poet of the Romantic period; buried in Rome
English songwriter, singer, musician, graphic artist, author and peace activist who gained fame as one of the founders of The Beatles.
Played Leo McGarry in The West Wing. Died from a heart attack
Serial Killer. Confessed to murdering 33 boys and young men aged 9- 20. Buried 28 of his victims under the crawl space of his house. Death by lethal injection
Author of Gulliver's Travels
Legend rocker and drummer for Led Zep. Died from asphyxiation cause by choking on his own vomit while passed out drunk.
French heroine; burned at the stake at 19 for heresy; made a saint in 1920
American writer; author of Catch-22
Spanish writer and philosopher
Big hits in the 70â€™s include Rainy days and Monday 1971 and Close to you 1970. Died from heart complications cause by Anorexia Nervosa
Algonquin Indian known as the Lilly of the Mohawks; first person born in North America to be beatified
Iconic American actress of film, television and stage.
Third baseman for Houston Astros and San Diego Padras. Died from drug intoxication.
Australian publishing, media and gaming tycoon who owned the Nine Network.
Biggest hit in 1982 "Gloria". Died from a brain aneurysm.
American composer and conductor
American baseball player; known as the "Ironman"; died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease)
An American jazz musician.
First European colonist in Canada
Greatest of all classical composers
American actress, playwright, screenwriter, and sex symbol.
An American gospel singer.
Roman politician and general
Roman statesman and orator
Greek dramatic coloratura soprano; one of the best known opera singers of all time
American writer, author of Tom Sawyer, born Samuel Longhorne Clemens
Academy Award-winning American actor
German religious reformer
Assassinated American civil rights leader; winner, Nobel Peace Prize, 1964
Wrote many of the hit songs for the BeeGees. Died from a heart attack.
Canadian jazz trumpet player and bandleader
Original lead singer of the Australian rock band INXS.
French publisher of a book of world prophecies
Albanian nun who worked with Indian poor until her death.
Australia's most famous bushranger.
Developed heliocentric model of the solar system using scientific methods
An American novelist, journalist, playwright, screenwriter and film director.
An Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and author of short stories.
Spanish painter and sculptor
An Academy Award-winning and Tony Award-winning American stage and film actor
Golfer. Won 18 tournaments including three Majors. Died in a private jet crash
Flemish painter; did most of his work in France
Italian scholar and poet; Francesco Petrarca
Voices of Troy McClure and Lionel Hutz in The Simpsons. Shot dead by his wife.
An American inventor who invented cathode ray tube. Died from ephysema/alcoholism.
Biographer of the ancient world
Algonquin princess who befriended the English settlers in 1607
Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli; presided over the Second Vatican Council
Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 1837 until her death in 1901.
German composer of orchestral and operatic works; best known for his "tone poems"
Born Margarita Carmen Dolores Cansino. An American actress who was one the 1940s leading sex symbols.
Assassinated American Presidential candidate
An American poet whose work frequently drew inspiration from rural life in New England. Frost was highly honored during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes.
A Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of Neo-romanticism in English literature.
Big Hits in the 80â€™s with Simply Irresistible 1988. Died from a heart attack
Boxing heavyweight champion. Retired with 49 wins 40 KOâ€™s. Died in a plane crash
40th President of US, survived an assassination attempt after just 69 days in office.
The 5th President of Iraq and Chairman of the Iraqi Revolutionary Command Council from 1979 until his overthrow by US forces in 2003.
Surrealist painter, works include The Limp Watches (correct title: The Persistence of Memory) 1931.
Huge hit in 1972 with The Candy Man. Died from throat cancer
Explorer of North America, founder of Quebec City; died on Christmas Day
Was one of Australia's best-known painters and printmakers, probably best known for his works of Ned Kelly, the Australian bush ranger.
English physicist, astronomer, mathematician, natural philosopher, and alchemist
English author, advisor to Henry VIII, beheaded by Henry VIII, canonized saint in 1935
English explorer, poet and historian
Boxing heavyweight champion. Died from a drug overdose
Two-time Academy Award-winning American film and stage actor
Catholic saint of Lourdes
"The Crocodile Hunter". Was an Australian wildlife expert and television personality.
Founder of the Franciscan Order and icon of the simple life close to nature
His body is still preserved in Goa, India
Simple, humble Indian originally called Cuauhtlatohuac
Catholic philosopher and generally considered the greatest theologian of the church
Big Hit in 1968 with Stand By your Man. Died from a pulmonary blood clot.
Serial Killer. Murdered 30 women in the USA. Died by electrocution.
Played Lurch in the Adams Family. Died from complications due to heart surgery.
English political philosopher; author of The Rights of Man
Pitcher for the Mets and the Phillies. Died from brain cancer
Portuguese navigator; first to sail around the Cape of Good Hope
Dutch painter doing much of his work in the south of France
One of the original Mercury 7 Astronauts. Was Commander of the Apollo 1 mission. Died Apollo 1 Launch pad fire.
French Enlightenment writer, philosopher, essayist; FranÃ§ois-Marie Arouet
American author of the early 19th century, best known for his short stories The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip van Winkle.
English poet; killed in WWI
American poet and medical doctor
German-born British astronomer; discoverer of Uranus
An English artist, writer, socialist and activist. He was one of the principal founders of the British arts and crafts movement.
American physician. Shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1934 with George Richards Minot and George Hoyt Whipple for their combined work in devising and treating macrocytic anaemia.
English poet and playwright. 1564 is actually baptism date.
British politician, soldier in the British Army, orator, and strategist.
Prolific and influential composer
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