100 Faces of History

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100 Faces of History

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Serena Williams

Serena Williams

1981–

City of birth: Saginaw

Country of birth: United States

Activity: Culture — sports

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'Psy' Park Jae-sang

'Psy' Park Jae-sang

1977–

City of birth: Seoul

Country of birth: South Korea

Field of activity: Culture — music

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Cathy Freeman

Cathy Freeman

1973–

City of birth: Slade Point

Country of birth: Australia

Field of activity: Culture — sports

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Osama bin Laden

Osama bin Laden

1957–2011

City of birth: Riyadh

Country of birth: Saudi Arabia

Field of activity: Politics — military, terrorism

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Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi

1945–

City of birth: Rangoon

Country of birth: Burma

Field of activity: Politics — activism, governance

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Tim Berners-Lee

Tim Berners-Lee

1955–

City of birth: London

Country of birth: United Kingdom

Field of activity: Economics — technology

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Marina Abramovic

Marina Abramovic

1945–

City of birth: Belgrade

Country of birth: Serbia

Field of activity: Culture — performance

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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

1946–

City of birth: Duluth

Country of birth: United States

Field of activity: Culture — music, performance

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Hayao Miyazaki

Hayao Miyazaki

1941–

City of birth: Tokyo

Country of birth: Japan

Field of activity: Culture — film

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Pelé (Edson Arantes do Nascimento)

Pelé (Edson Arantes do Nascimento)

1940–

City of birth: Tres Corcacoes

Country of birth: Brazil

Field of activity: Culture — sports

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Tenzin Gyatso 14th Dalai Lama

Tenzin Gyatso 14th Dalai Lama

1935–

City of birth: Taktser

Recognized nation-state of birth: China

Field of activity: Culture — spiritualism

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Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch

1931–

City of birth: Melbourne

Country of birth: Australia

Field of activity: Economics — media, management, business

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Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison

1931–

City of birth: Lorain

Country of birth: United States

Field of activity: Culture — literature

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Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara

Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara

1928–1967

City of birth: Rosario

Country of birth: Argentina

Field of activity: Politics — activism, military

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Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

1926–1962

City of birth: Los Angeles

Country of birth: United States

Field of activity: Culture — film, performance

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Frantz Fanon

Frantz Fanon

1925–1961

City of birth: Fort-de-France

Country of birth: France, otherwise known as Martinique

Field of activity: Politics — activism

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Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

1918–2014

City of birth: Mvezo

Country of birth: South Africa

Field of activity: Politics — activism, governance

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Billie Holliday

Billie Holliday

1915–1959

City of birth: Mvezo

Country of birth: United States

Field of activity: Culture — music, performance

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Rosa Parkes

Rosa Parkes

1913–2005

City of birth: Tuskegee

Country of birth: United States

Field of activity: Politics — activism

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Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

1907–1954

City of birth: Mexico City

Country of birth: Mexico

Field of activity: Culture — painting

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Mao Zedong

Mao Zedong

1893–1976

City of birth: Shaoshanchong

Country of birth: China

Field of activity: Politics — socialism

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Friedrich Hayek

Friedrich Hayek

1899–1992

City of birth: Vienna

Country of birth: Austria

Field of activity: Economics — liberalism

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Jean Paul Getty

Jean Paul Getty

1892–1976

City of birth: Minneapolis

Country of birth: United States

Field of activity: Economics — business

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Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh

1890–1969

City of birth: Hoàng Trù

Country of birth: Vietnam

Field of activity: Politics — nationalism, military

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Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

1889–1945

City of birth: Ranshofen

Country of birth: Austria

Field of activity: Politics — fascism, military

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Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin

1889–1977

City of birth: London

Country of birth: United Kingdom

Field of activity: Culture — film, performance

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Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf

1882–1941

City of birth: London

Country of birth: United Kingdom

Field of activity: Culture — literature

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Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

1881–1973

City of birth: Málaga

Country of birth: Spain

Field of activity: Culture — painting

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Rosa Luxemburg

Rosa Luxemburg

1871–1919

City of birth: Zamose

Country of birth: Poland

Field of activity: Politics — activism, socialism, philosophy

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Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

1879–1955

City of birth: Ulm

Country of birth: Germany

Field of activity: Culture — physics

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Mohandas Gandhi

Mohandas Gandhi

1869–1948

City of birth: Porbandar

Country of birth: India

Field of activity: Politics —activism

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Vladimir Lenin

Vladimir Lenin

1870–1924

City of birth: Ulyanovsk

Country of birth: Russia

Field of activity: Politics — socialism

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Emma Goldman

Emma Goldman

1869–1940

City of birth: Kovno

Country of birth: Russia

Field of activity: Politics — activism, feminism

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Marie Curie

Marie Curie

1867–1934

City of birth: Warsaw

Country of birth: Poland

Field of activity: Ecology — physics, chemistry

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Henry Ford

Henry Ford

1863–1947

City of birth: Greenfield

Country of birth: United States

Field of activity: Economics — manufacturing, management, business

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Emmeline Pankhurst

Emmeline Pankhurst

1858–1928

City of birth: Manchester

Country of birth: United Kingdom

Field of activity: Politics — activism, feminism

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Cetshwayo kaMpande

Cetshwayo kaMpande

c1826–1884

City of birth: Eshowe

Country of birth: South Africa

Field of activity: Politics — military

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Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud

1856–1939

City of birth (modern equivalence): Príbor

Country of birth (modern-day equivalent): Czech Republic

Field of activity: Culture — psychoanalysis

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George Eliot

George Eliot

1819–1880

City of birth: Nuneaton

Country of birth: United Kingdom

Field of activity: Culture — literature

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Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

1821–1881

City of birth: Moscow

Country of birth: Russia

Field of activity: Culture — literature

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Karl Marx

Karl Marx

1818–1883

City of birth: Trier

Country of birth (modern equivalence): Germany

Field of activity: Politics — social theory

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Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

1809–1882

City of birth: Shrewsbury

Country of birth: United Kingdom

Field of activity: Ecology — naturalist

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Simon Bolivar

Simon Bolivar

1783–1830

City of birth: Caracas

Country of birth (modern equivalence): Venezuela

Field of activity: Politics — nationalism

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven

1770–1827

City of birth: Bonn

Country of birth: Germany

Field of activity: Culture — music

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Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte

1769–1821

City of birth: Ajaccio

Country of birth: France

Field of activity: Politics — military

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Toussaint Louverture

Toussaint Louverture

1743–1803

City of birth: Haut de Cap

Country of birth (modern equivalence): Haiti

Field of activity: Politics — nationalism

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George Washington

George Washington

1732–1799

City of birth: Colonial Beach

Country of birth: United States

Field of activity: Politics — national governance

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Catherine the Great

Catherine the Great

1729–1796

City of birth: Szczecin

Country of birth: Poland

Field of activity: Politics — regal governance

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Adam Smith

Adam Smith

1723–1790

City of birth: Kirkaldy

Country of birth: United Kingdom

Field of activity: Economics — philosophy

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

1712–1778

City of birth: Geneva

Country of birth: Switzerland

Field of activity: Politics — philosophy

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Rembrandt van Rijn

Rembrandt van Rijn

1606–1669

City of birth: Leiden

Country of birth (modern equivalence): Netherlands

Field of activity: Culture — painting

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach

1685–1750

City of birth: Eisenach

Country of birth: Germany

Field of activity: Culture — music

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Rene Descartes

Rene Descartes

1596–1650

City of birth: Le Haye

Country of birth (modern equivalence): France

Field of activity: Culture — philosophy

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Pocahontas

Pocahontas

c.1595–1617

City of birth: Werowocomoco

Country of birth (modern equivalence): United States

Field of activity: Politics — mediation

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William Harvey

William Harvey

1578–1657

City of birth: Folkstone

Country of birth: United Kingdom

Field of activity: Ecology — science, medicine

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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

1564–1616

City of birth: Stratford

Country of birth: United Kingdom

Field of activity: Culture — literature, drama

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Tupac Amaru

Tupac Amaru

1545–1572

City of birth: Vilcabamba

Country of birth (modern equivalence): Peru

Field of activity: Politics — regal governance

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Tokugawa Ieyasu

Tokugawa Ieyasu

1542–1616

City of birth: Matsudaira

Country of birth: Japan

Field of activity: Politics — military

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Elizabeth I

Elizabeth I

1533–1603

City of birth: Greenwich

Country of birth: United Kingdom

Field of activity: Politics — regal governance

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Gerardus Mercator

Gerardus Mercator

1512–1594

City of birth: Rupelmonde

Country of birth (modern equivalence): Belgium

Field of activity: Ecology — cartography

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Martin Luther

Martin Luther

1483–1546

City of birth: Eisleben

Country of birth (modern equivalence): Germany

Field of activity: Culture — theology

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Lisa Gherardini (Mona Lisa)

Lisa Gherardini (Mona Lisa)

1479–1542

City of birth: Florence

Country of birth (modern equivalence): Italy

Field of activity: Culture

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Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni

1479–1542

City of birth: Florence

Country of birth (modern equivalence): Italy

Field of activity: Culture — sculpture, painting, architecture

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Nicolaus Copernicus

Nicolaus Copernicus

1473–1543

City of birth: Torun

Country of birth (modern equivalence): Poland

Field of activity: Ecology — science, astronomy

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Niccolò Machiavelli

Niccolò Machiavelli

1469–1527

City of birth: Florence

Country of birth (modern equivalence): Italy

Field of activity: Politics — philosophy

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Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus

Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus

1479–1542

City of birth: Rotterdam

Country of birth (modern equivalence): Netherlands

Field of activity: Culture — ethics, philosophy

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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci

1452–1519

City of birth: Vinci

Country of birth: Italy

Field of activity: Culture — design, painting, drawing, engineering, science

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Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc

c. 1412–1431

City of birth: Domrémy

Country of birth (modern equivalence): France

Field of activity: Politics — military

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Johannes Gutenberg

Johannes Gutenberg

c.1398–1468

City of birth: Mainz

Country of birth: Germany

Field of activity: Economics — technology, publishing, business

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Christine de Pizan

Christine de Pizan

c.1364–1430

City of birth: Venice

Country of birth: Italy

Field of activity: Culture — literature, ethics

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Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer

c.1343–1400

City of birth: London

Country of birth: United Kingdom

Field of activity: Culture — literature

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Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch)

Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch)

1304–1374

City of birth: Arezzo

Country of birth (modern equivalence): Italy

Field of activity: Culture — literature, poetry

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Marco Polo

Marco Polo

1254–1324

City of birth: Venice

Country of birth (modern equivalence): Italy

Field of activity: Economics — business, travel

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Thomas Aquinas

Thomas Aquinas

c. 1225–1274

City of birth: Roccasecca

Country of birth (modern equivalence): Italy

Field of activity: Culture — theology, philosophy

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Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi

Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi

c. 1207–c. 1273

City of birth: Balkh

Country of birth: Afghanistan

Field of activity: Culture — literature, poetry

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Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan

c. 1162–1227

City of birth: Temujin

Country of birth (modern equivalence): Mongolia

Field of activity: Politics — military

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Averroes (Ibn Rushd)

Averroes (Ibn Rushd)

1126–1198

City of birth: Cordoba

Country of birth (modern equivalence): Spain

Field of activity: Culture — philosophy

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Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine

c. 1122–1204

City of birth: c. Poitiers

Country of birth (modern equivalence): France

Field of activity: Politics — regal governance

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William of Normandy

William of Normandy

c. 1028–c. 1087

City of birth: Normandy

Country of birth (modern equivalence): France

Field of activity: Politics — military

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Abd-ar-Rahman III

Abd-ar-Rahman III

c. 889–961

City of birth: Córdoba

Country of birth: Spain

Field of activity: politics — regal governance

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Han Yu

Han Yu

c. 768–824

City of birth: Nanyang

Country of birth (modern equivalence): China

Field of activity: Culture — literature, poetry

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Charlemagne

Charlemagne

c. 742–c. 814

City of birth: Herstal

Country of birth (modern equivalence): France

Field of activity: Politics — military, regal governance

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Muhammad

Muhammad

c. 570–c. 632

City of birth: Mecca

Country of birth (modern equivalence): Saudi Arabia

Field of activity: Culture — religion

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Emperor Wen of Sui

Emperor Wen of Sui

541–604

City of birth: Chang’an

Country of birth (modern equivalence): China

Field of activity: Politics — regal governance

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Constantinus Augustus

Constantinus Augustus

272–337

City of birth: Naissus

Country of birth (modern equivalence): Turkey

Field of activity: Politics — military

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Augustine of Hippo

Augustine of Hippo

354–430

City of birth: Thagaste

Country of birth (modern equivalence): Algeria

Field of activity: Culture — theology

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Plotinus

Plotinus

c. 204–270

City of birth: Lycopolis

Country of birth (modern equivalence): Greece

Field of activity: Culture — theology

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Claudius Galen

Claudius Galen

c. 130–c. 210

City of birth: Pergamum

Country of birth (modern equivalence): Turkey

Field of activity: Ecology — science, medicine

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Jesus of Nazareth

Jesus of Nazareth

c. 0–c. 32

City of birth: Nazareth

Country of birth (modern equivalence): Israel/Palestine

Field of activity: Culture — religion

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Cai Lun

Cai Lun

c. 50–121

City of birth: Leiyang

Country of birth (modern equivalence): China

Field of activity: Economics — technology

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Mary, Mother of Jesus

Mary, Mother of Jesus

c. 15 BCE–48 CE

City of birth: Nazareth

Country of birth (modern equivalence): Israel/Palestine

Field of activity: Culture — religion

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Cleopatra VII Philopator

Cleopatra VII Philopator

69–30 BCE

City of birth: Alexandria

Country of birth (modern equivalence): Egypt

Field of activity: Politics — regal governance

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Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

c. 100–44 BCE

City of birth: Rome

Country of birth (modern equivalence): Italy

Field of activity: Politics — military, regal governance

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Ashoka Maurya

Ashoka Maurya

c. 304–232 BCE

City of birth: Patna

Country of birth (modern equivalence): India

Field of activity: Politics — military

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Aristotle

Aristotle

384–322 BCE

City of birth: Chalcidice

Country of birth (modern equivalence): Greece

Field of activity: Politics — philosophy

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Hypatia

Hypatia

c. 350–c. 415 BCE

City of birth: Alexandria

Country of birth (modern equivalence): Egypt

Field of activity: Culture — philosophy, mathematics

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Plato

Plato

c.424–c.348 BCE

City of birth: Athens

Country of birth (modern equivalence): Greece

Field of activity: Politics — philosophy

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Confucius

Confucius

c. 551–c. 479 BCE

City of birth: Qufu

Country of birth (modern equivalence): China

Field of activity: Politics — philosophy

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Gautama Buddha

Gautama Buddha

c. 480–c. 400 BCE

City of birth: Lumbini

Country of birth (modern equivalence): Nepal

Field of activity: Culture — religion, spiritualism

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Nefertiti

Nefertiti

c. 1370–c. 1330 BCE

City of birth: Unknown

Country of birth (modern equivalence): Egypt

Field of activity: Politics — regal governance

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