William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was born of lowly status to a wool dealer in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564. Not much is known of his life. Due to the perfection of his writing, and obvious knowledge of the Classics, it is assumed he went to grammar school.
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Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte was a child of the Enlightenment, the time when free thinking thought of banishing monarchy and religion in order to create a more perfect, fair society. And he was to become its greatest adventurer, and its despot.
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Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton is still thought the world’s greatest physicist and mathematician. Born on Christmas Day 1642 in Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, he managed to get a place at Grantham Grammar School due to an influential relation.
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Karl Marx

Karl Marx was fundamental in giving the world communism. Based around his theory of Dialectical Materialism, history is a process of class struggle, and economics decide our place in society.
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Martin Luther

A reluctant hero full of self-doubt on the one hand, yet a vociferous and sometimes cruel writer on the other, Martin Luther was a man driven into unknown territory by fate and his times.
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Adolf Hitler

No one shook the world as much as Adolf Hitler. Yet his insignificant birth at Braunau in Austria, close to the German border, did not suggest the infamy he would achieve. His, father, a lowly customs official, died when Hitler was 14, and he spent many years in poverty.
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Sigmund Freud

It could be said that Sigmund Freud made us human, with all the foibles and idiosyncrasies that entails. Born in Moravia (Czech Republic) to a Jewish family, he had an exceptional intellect from a child.
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