Eminent People Throughout History

Group 1's hand-picked list of controversial public figures, religious leaders and other eminent people throughout history.

Marie-Antoinette is one of the most controversial monarchs of all time. She is remembered for her extravagance and her death.Ria Veridiano
was the first President of the United States (1789–1797), the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He presided over the convention that drafted the Constitution, which replaced the Articles of Confederation and established the position of President.Ria Veridiano
St. Francis of Assisi was an Italian Catholic friar and preacher. He founded the men's Order of Friars Minor, the women’s Order of St. Clare, and the Third Order of Saint Francis for men and women.Ria Veridiano
Albert Einstein, the most famous scientist of the 20th century, revolutionized scientific thought. Having developed the Theory of Relativity, Einstein opened the door for the creation of the atomic bomb. -Rick Mojado
Adolf Hitler was the leader of Nazi Germany from 1933 until his suicide in 1945. Hitler was responsible for starting World War II and for killing more than 11 million people. -Rick Mojado
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Earl Gualberto
Napoleon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the latter stages of the French Revolution and its associated wars in Europe. Earl Gualberto
Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and the third President of the United States. He was a spokesman for democracy and the rights of man with worldwide influence. Earl Gualberto
Gandhi is considered the father of the Indian independence movement. Gandhi spent twenty years in South Africa working to fight discrimination. It was there that he created his concept of satyagraha, a non-violent way of protesting against injustices. While in India, Gandhi's obvious virtue, simplistic lifestyle, and minimal dress endeared him to the people. He spent his remaining years working diligently to both remove British rule from India as well as to better the lives of India's poorest classes. -Rick Mojado
This is one of several paintings In which Thomas EakinsVerniece
Add a personal persher painting stood closer to the French juste milieu painters than to the most impressionistsVerniece Enciso
Bertram Mackennal, was an Australian sculptor, most famous for designing the coinage and stamps bearing the likeness of King George V.Verniece Enciso
Recognition of Philippine Independence by the United States, Manila, 1946.Finally, long-awaited independence arrived on the fourth of July. Kirk Luna
DescriptionThis mounted horseman fuses human dignity with animal strength. It comes from the Inner Niger Delta in Mali, a region where several kingdoms succeeded each other between the 9th and 16th centuries. Horses, introduced from north of the Sahara to West Africa around 1000 AD, soon became prestigious possessions, associated with political power and wealth. Representations of horse riders from ancient Mali have come to us in clay and wood. Yet this one is unlike any other example, in both style and age. Kirk Luna
was the 27th President of the United States (1909–1913) and later the tenth Chief Justice of the United States (1921–1930). He is the only person to have served in both of these offices. Kirk Luna
A famous actress who had an addiction to barbiturate, a kind drug that acts as central nervous system depressant.Beaufort Ong
Famous for having an affair with Marilyn Monroe.-Beaufort Ong
George W. Bush, a controversial president who some say had a connection with the 9-11 bombing.-Beaufort Ong
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