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Napoleon Bonaparte - Napoleon's horse was named Marengo after the Battle of Marengo.In the Treaty of Fontainebleau, the victors exiled who to Elba in 1814?

Isoroku Yamamoto - Yamamoto was a Harvard graduate.Who was the Japanese Naval Marshal General during the attack on Pearl Harbor?

Nicola Tesla - In 1943, the Supreme Court ruled that Nicola Tesla was the first to invent and patent radio technology.Who invented the radio?

Julius Cesar - This is what Julius Cesar supposedly said once he crossed the Rubikon River.The quote "alea iacta est" (the die has been cast) is credited to whom?

Boris Yeltsin - Yeltsin served from 1991 until 1999.Who was the first president of Russia?

King Victor Emmanuel III - Victor Emmanuel III also claimed to be the Emperor of Ethiopia, as well as, the King of the Albanians.In 1922, Benito Mussolini led his Blackshirts on Rome. Who was Italy's ruler at the time?

Peter the Great - St. Petersburg is one of the most luxurious and lavish cities in the world.Which tsar established the town of St. Petersburg?

Serbian - Tesla had a photographic memory and spoke six languages.What was Nicola Tesla's nationality?

Cheops - The pyramids of Giza are the only remaining original wonders of the world.Which pharaoh had the highest pyramid?

Monk - Fra Mauro is credited with creating the first world map.What was Fra Mauro's occupation by the time of his death?

Copernicus - Copernicus died in Frauenburg on 24 May 1543.Who created the heliocentric theory of the cosmos?

Via Appia - The Roman Empire had over 80,000 kilometers of paved roads and at least four times as many unpaved ones.When Spartacus lost to the Romans, 6000 slaves were crucified along a road. Name the Roman road in which this occurred.

Pol Pot - Pol Pot's bloody regime is responsible for over 2 million deaths in Cambodia.Who was the leader of the Khmer Rouge regime?

4 - Although polygamy is allowed in Islam, a husband must provide for every wife equally.How many wives did Muhammad have?

Urban II - A call to arms against the Muslims was a political move to gain more influence not only in the Holy Land, but also in the Byzantine Empire.Which pope called for the first crusade?

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