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James  Monroe1st
James MonroePoints: 1191 Last Day: +115

5th U.S. President

Oversaw the Era of Good Feelings

Passed the Missouri Compromise

ZeusPoints: 1179 Last Day: -27

King of the Gods

Favorite Weapon: Lightening Bolt

Favorite Hobby: Philanderering

Ben Franklin3rd
Ben FranklinPoints: 1176 Last Day: +96

Raconteur, Statesman, Horndog

Diplomat to: France

Kite discovery: Electricity

Saint  Augustine4th
Saint AugustinePoints: 1172 Last Day: +54

Bishop of Hippo, Philosopher, Prolific Writer

Had a taste for pears and women

Named after a city in Florida, or vice versa

HerodotusPoints: 1160 Last Day: +103

The Father of History

Alternate moniker: The Father of Lies

Exclusively known for 'The Histories'

BarbaroPoints: 1154 Last Day: +90

Former Kentucky Derby Champion

Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA

More likely to become an adhesive than race again

OvidPoints: 1154 Last Day: -56

Roman Poet

Full name: Publius Ovidius Naso

Dactylic hexameric work: Metamorphoses

Thomas  Aquinas8th
Thomas AquinasPoints: 1149 Last Day: +60

The Good Doctor

Life Work: Summa Theologica... all in Latin!

Name back at the monastery: The Dumb Ox

Vincent  van Gogh9th
Vincent van GoghPoints: 1144 Last Day: +77

Dutch Post-Impressionist Artist

Only painted for 11 years

Most famous work: Starry Night

Mark  Twain10th
Mark TwainPoints: 1135 Last Day: +71

American Author

Real name: Samuel Clemens

Hobby: Writing banned books

Richard P Feynman11th
Richard P FeynmanPoints: 1128 Last Day: -22

Curious Character

Nobel Prizes: 1

Location: Uncertain

Abraham Lincoln12th
Abraham LincolnPoints: 1128 Last Day: +71

16th U.S. President

Personal Demons: Many

Fateful show: Our American Cousin

Bill Clinton13th
Bill ClintonPoints: 1126 Last Day: -9

42nd U.S. President

Lewd Acts: 17

New York, NY

CaravaggioPoints: 1124 Last Day: +24

Italian Artist circa 1600

Style: Baroque

Masterpiece: The Cardsharps

Martin  Van Buren15th
Martin Van BurenPoints: 1122 Last Day: +70

8th U.S. President

Nickname: Old Kinderhook

Only President with English as his second language

David  Livingstone16th
David LivingstonePoints: 1117 Last Day: +15

Scottish Missionary and Explorer

First European to Victoria Falls

Dr. Livingstone, I presume?

GalileoPoints: 1114 Last Day: -1

Italian Astronomer

Best known as: Father of Science

Discredited: Geocentricity

Yuri  Gagarin18th
Yuri GagarinPoints: 1113 Last Day: +77

#1 Cosmonaut

First man in space

Truly went where no man had gone before

Charles Darwin19th
Charles DarwinPoints: 1112 Last Day: +58

It's Evolution, Baby

Seminal Work: On the Origin of Species

Vessel: HMS Beagle

Marlon Brando20th
Marlon BrandoPoints: 1111 Last Day: -1

20th century's Finest Actor

Popularized: Stanislavski System

Seminal work: The Godfather

James Madison21st
James MadisonPoints: 1111 Last Day: +71

4th U.S. President

Father of the Constitution

Blunder: War of 1812

Captain John Smith22nd
Captain John SmithPoints: 1110 Last Day: +41

Founder of Jamestown

Native Seduced: Pocahontas

Portrayed by: Colin Farrel

Ickle Me23rd
Ickle MePoints: 1109 Last Day: +7

The Captain

Conveyance: Flying Shoe

In-flight Meal: Mulligan Stew

Archie Goodwin24th
Archie GoodwinPoints: 1108 Last Day: +62

Detective, Nero Wolfe's Right Hand Man

Job: Note Taker, Heart Breaker

Oddity: Prefers Milk to Bourbon

Nelson Mandela25th
Nelson MandelaPoints: 1106 Last Day: -28

First elected leader of South Africa

Pre-Presidency prison term: 27 years

Also known as: Madiba

Jesus Christ26th
Jesus ChristPoints: 1105 Last Day: -43

Our Lord and Savior

Miracles: 12,875 and counting


GodPoints: 1105 Last Day: +60

The Man Upstairs

Chairman of the Pearly Gates Condo Board

Smite 'em if you got 'em

Sitting Bull28th
Sitting BullPoints: 1103 Last Day: +166

Lakota Sioux Leader

Routed: General Custer

Buried at: Fort Yates

Thomas Jefferson29th
Thomas JeffersonPoints: 1103 Last Day: +3

3rd U.S President

Dreams: Agrarian State

Best purchase: Louisiana

Uncle  Sam30th
Uncle SamPoints: 1103 Last Day: +53

Personification of the U.S.A

Wants YOU to join the U.S. Army

Is actually Canadian

BabarPoints: 1102 Last Day: -9

King of the Elephants

Home: Celesteville

Suit: Kelly Green

Michel de Montaigne32nd
Michel de MontaignePoints: 1102 Last Day: -35

16th Century Essayist

Motto: What do I know?

What he Knows: Philosophy, Statecraft

Leonardo da Vinci33rd
Leonardo da VinciPoints: 1102 Last Day: +156

Renaissance Man

Notable work: Mona Lisa

Cleverly crafted: Shroud of Turin

Muhammad Ali34th
Muhammad AliPoints: 1101 Last Day: -32

The Greatest of All-Time

KOs: 37

Birth name: Cassius Clay

Alexander Hamilton35th
Alexander HamiltonPoints: 1101 Last Day: +12

First U.S. Secretary of the Treasury

Advocated: Assumption of State debts

Outdueled by: Aaron Burr

VoltairePoints: 1101 Last Day: +60

French Writer & Philosopher

Age: Enlightenment

True name: Francois-Marie Arouet

Pliny the Elder37th
Pliny the ElderPoints: 1100 Last Day: +99

Roman Author, Philosopher, and Military Commander

Author of Naturalis Historia

Rescued victims of Mount Vesuvius by sea

Lucky  Jim38th
Lucky JimPoints: 1099 Last Day: -43

Everyman Hero

Skill: Funny Faces

Battles: Merrie England, Drink

John F Kennedy39th
John F KennedyPoints: 1099 Last Day: -5

35th U.S. President

Statesman and Playboy

Fiasco: Bay of Pigs

Mr. Toad40th
Mr. ToadPoints: 1098 Last Day: -11

Anthropomorphic Common Toad

Eponymous Adventure: Mr. Toad's Wild Ride

Residence: Toad Hall

John Quincy Adams41st
John Quincy AdamsPoints: 1096 Last Day: +30

6th U.S. President

Formulated the Monroe Doctrine

Molded Henry Clay into his Secretary of State

Martin  Luther42nd
Martin LutherPoints: 1096 Last Day: +32

Monk, Trendsetter

Theses: 95

Good: God

Harry Truman43rd
Harry TrumanPoints: 1096 Last Day: -86

33rd U.S. President

"The buck stops here"

Nuclear attacks authorized: 2

Frank Lloyd Wright44th
Frank Lloyd WrightPoints: 1096 Last Day: +19

Famed American Architecht

Notable work: Fallingwater

College: University of Wisconsin

OrionPoints: 1095 Last Day: +109

The Hunter

Belt names: Saucepan, Magi, Three Kings

Still hunting Taurus after 1.5 million years

Ulysses S. Grant46th
Ulysses S. GrantPoints: 1094 Last Day: +85

18th U.S. President

General-in-Chief Union Army

Esteemed and Conquered Foe: Robert E. Lee

Henry Hudson47th
Henry HudsonPoints: 1093 Last Day: -91

English Explorer

Ship: Half Moon

Claimed: Hudson Bay, Hudson River

Bill Murray48th
Bill MurrayPoints: 1093 Last Day: +65

American Actor

Seminal Work: Osmosis Jones

Ghostbusters 3: In the works?

NostradamusPoints: 1093 Last Day: +0


Quatrains: 941

Prophecies: WWII, 9/11

John James Audubon50th
John James AudubonPoints: 1091 Last Day: +46

American Naturalist, Painter

Catalogued and painted the birds of North America

Rejected in America, made his big break in England