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What are some the the most important historical figures since 1500?

I have a history research paper to do. The topic is on a person or event in history that happened after 1500.

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  • 9 years ago
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    Martin Luther.

    Elizabeth I.

    Oliver Cromwell.

    Tokugawa Ieyasu.


    Louis XIV.

    Frederick the Great.


    Otto von Bismarck.

    Captain James Cook.

    Rene Descartes.



    Winston Churchill.

    F.D. Roosevelt.

    Ronald Reagan.

    Emmeline Pankhurst.

    Martin Luther King jr.


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  • 9 years ago

    Christopher Columbus

    Martin Luther

    John Calvin

    Henry VIII

    Francisco Pizarro

    Guru Nank


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  • 9 years ago

    I am a sucker for English monarchy so Henry VIII is a central figure. His break with the church of Rome forever changed England.

    Elizabeth I brought forth the golden age of England. She is England's first successful female monarch. She lives in infamy for the title the "Virgin Queen" (the colony virginia is named after her). Her encouragement of "pirates" like Francis Drake deeply influenced things in America

    Charles I first was the an Monarch executed in 1649, and England was ruled by a commonwealth for ten years under Oliver Cromwell (puritan). If you look closer you could see how the Puritans in England influenced the puritans in America during the Salem witch trials.

    Finally francois I of France. considered the first Renassiance king (he encouraged leonardo da vinci and a lot of Frances architecture)

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Martin Luther (religion)

    William Shakespeare (the arts)

    Nicolaus Copernicus (science)

    Louis XVI (for his role in bringing about the French Revolution)

    Karl Marx (philosophy)

    John Lennon (music)

    Adolph Hitler (politics)

    Charles Darwin (biology)

    Yuri Gagarin (exploration)

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  • tuffy
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    da Vinci



    Thomas Jefferson

    Henry VIII

    Benjamin Franklin

    Elizabeth I of England

    George Washington (this would one you could find with a lot of references)

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