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Franklin Delano Roosevelt1st
Franklin Delano RooseveltPoints: 1218 Last Day: +125

32nd U.S. President

Terms: Four

The New Deal was neither new nor a deal. Discuss.

OsirisPoints: 1206 Last Day: +66

Lord of the Dead and Rebirth

Wrap: Mummy

Accessories: Crook and Flail

Mark  Twain3rd
Mark TwainPoints: 1202 Last Day: +115

American Author

Real name: Samuel Clemens

Hobby: Writing banned books

Charles Lindbergh, Jr4th
Charles Lindbergh, JrPoints: 1192 Last Day: +46

Transatlantic Aviator

Nickname: Lucky Lindy

Dark Secret: Nazi sympathies

PythagorasPoints: 1185 Last Day: +107

The Father of Numbers

Ionian Mathematician and Philosopher

Best known theorem: Pythagorean

Thomas Jefferson6th
Thomas JeffersonPoints: 1183 Last Day: +49

3rd U.S President

Dreams: Agrarian State

Best purchase: Louisiana

The Id7th
The IdPoints: 1181 Last Day: +66

Instinctual Psychic Apparatus

Gratification: Immediate

Manning the Helm: Most of the Time

James  Monroe8th
James MonroePoints: 1176 Last Day: +90

5th U.S. President

Oversaw the Era of Good Feelings

Passed the Missouri Compromise

Louis Pasteur9th
Louis PasteurPoints: 1175 Last Day: +90


First vaccine: Rabies

Favorite drink: Milk

Colossus of Rhodes10th
Colossus of RhodesPoints: 1168 Last Day: +17

Statuesque Wonder of the Ancient World

280 BC - 226 BC

Height: 70 Cubits

John James Audubon11th
John James AudubonPoints: 1167 Last Day: +113

American Naturalist, Painter

Catalogued and painted the birds of North America

Rejected in America, made his big break in England

Fyodor Dostoevsky12th
Fyodor DostoevskyPoints: 1162 Last Day: +30

Russian Writer

Vices: Gambling, booze

Seminal work: Crime and Punishment

ZeusPoints: 1153 Last Day: +30

King of the Gods

Favorite Weapon: Lightening Bolt

Favorite Hobby: Philanderering

Yuri  Gagarin14th
Yuri GagarinPoints: 1147 Last Day: +123

#1 Cosmonaut

First man in space

Truly went where no man had gone before

Ernest Hemingway15th
Ernest HemingwayPoints: 1147 Last Day: +58

American Literary Icon

Nickname: Papa

Accusations: Misogyny, Anti-Semitism

Ferdinand Magellan16th
Ferdinand MagellanPoints: 1143 Last Day: +95


Voyages: 5

Felled by: Filipino Natives

Archie Goodwin17th
Archie GoodwinPoints: 1140 Last Day: +111

Detective, Nero Wolfe's Right Hand Man

Job: Note Taker, Heart Breaker

Oddity: Prefers Milk to Bourbon

Classic Lego Spaceman18th
Classic Lego SpacemanPoints: 1140 Last Day: +121

Lunar Scout Pilot

Father: Ole Kirk Christiansen

Smile: Eternal

Thomas  Aquinas19th
Thomas AquinasPoints: 1139 Last Day: +113

The Good Doctor

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

Name back at the monastery: The Dumb Ox

David  Livingstone20th
David LivingstonePoints: 1135 Last Day: +37

Scottish Missionary and Explorer

First European to Victoria Falls

Dr. Livingstone, I presume?

Edward Jenner21st
Edward JennerPoints: 1132 Last Day: -6

Pioneer of Immunization

Lives Saved: Innumerable

Principle Foe: Small Pox

OvidPoints: 1132 Last Day: -1

Roman Poet

Full name: Publius Ovidius Naso

Dactylic hexameric work: Metamorphoses

Michel de Montaigne23rd
Michel de MontaignePoints: 1128 Last Day: +44

16th Century Essayist

Motto: What do I know?

What he Knows: Philosophy, Statecraft

George Washington24th
George WashingtonPoints: 1128 Last Day: +51

1st President of the United States

War inadvertantly started: French & Indian

War inadvertantly won: American Revolution

Lawrence of Arabia25th
Lawrence of ArabiaPoints: 1124 Last Day: +4

Lieutenant-Colonel T.E. Lawrence

Autobiography: Seven Pillars of Wisdom

Nationality: Scottish

Nelson Mandela26th
Nelson MandelaPoints: 1121 Last Day: +85

First elected leader of South Africa

Pre-Presidency prison term: 27 years

Also known as: Madiba

The King27th
The KingPoints: 1121 Last Day: +31

Slow Moving Check Avoider

Secret Power: Castling

Dirty Secret: Prefers Checkers

GodPoints: 1118 Last Day: +26

The Man Upstairs

Chairman of the Pearly Gates Condo Board

Smite 'em if you got 'em

Leonardo da Vinci29th
Leonardo da VinciPoints: 1116 Last Day: +36

Renaissance Man

Notable work: Mona Lisa

Cleverly crafted: Shroud of Turin

HammurabiPoints: 1115 Last Day: +152

Babylonian King

Penal codes: 1

Babylon, Mesopotamia

Martin  Van Buren31st
Martin Van BurenPoints: 1114 Last Day: +39

8th U.S. President

Nickname: Old Kinderhook

Only President with English as his second language

Vincent  van Gogh32nd
Vincent van GoghPoints: 1114 Last Day: +37

Dutch Post-Impressionist Artist

Only painted for 11 years

Most famous work: Starry Night

William Henry Harrison33rd
William Henry HarrisonPoints: 1113 Last Day: +44

9th U.S. President

Shortest Presidential Term in US History: 31 Days!

Mancrush-Worthy Nickname: Tippecanoe

Stonewall Jackson34th
Stonewall JacksonPoints: 1112 Last Day: +116

Confederate General

Best bud: Robert E. Lee

Killed by: Friendly fire

SupermanPoints: 1112 Last Day: +65

The Man of Steel

Alternate occupation: Reporter

Favored heroin: Lois Lane

Ulysses S. Grant36th
Ulysses S. GrantPoints: 1110 Last Day: +79

18th U.S. President

General-in-Chief Union Army

Esteemed and Conquered Foe: Robert E. Lee

Richard P Feynman37th
Richard P FeynmanPoints: 1108 Last Day: -26

Curious Character

Nobel Prizes: 1

Location: Uncertain

James Cook38th
James CookPoints: 1107 Last Day: +79

Fearless British Explorer

Key discovery: Australia

Killed during: Hawaiian melee

John F Kennedy39th
John F KennedyPoints: 1106 Last Day: +48

35th U.S. President

Statesman and Playboy

Fiasco: Bay of Pigs

Lucky  Jim40th
Lucky JimPoints: 1104 Last Day: +49

Everyman Hero

Skill: Funny Faces

Battles: Merrie England, Drink

Abraham Lincoln41st
Abraham LincolnPoints: 1103 Last Day: +1

16th U.S. President

Personal Demons: Many

Fateful show: Our American Cousin

The Elephant Man42nd
The Elephant ManPoints: 1100 Last Day: -92

Victorian Pop Celebrity

Born Joseph Carey Merrick

Proves looks aren't everything

BabarPoints: 1094 Last Day: +88

King of the Elephants

Home: Celesteville

Suit: Kelly Green

PlatoPoints: 1094 Last Day: +14

Ancient Greek Philosopher, Mathematician

Among Philosophical founders of Western Culture

Student of Socrates

ETPoints: 1093 Last Day: +75

The Extra-Terrestrial

Touch: Sensuous

Phone bill: Exorbitant

G.I.  Joe46th
G.I. JoePoints: 1093 Last Day: +7

A Real American Hero

Headquarters: The Pit

Nemesis: COBRA

Enrico Fermi47th
Enrico FermiPoints: 1091 Last Day: +77

Italian Physicist

Father of the Atom Bomb

Nobel Prizes: 1

Captain John Smith48th
Captain John SmithPoints: 1091 Last Day: +30

Founder of Jamestown

Native Seduced: Pocahontas

Portrayed by: Colin Farrel

The Fool49th
The FoolPoints: 1091 Last Day: -154

Occultist Everyman

Arcana: Major

Known For: Folly, Extravagance, Intoxication

Sir Ernest Shackleton50th
Sir Ernest ShackletonPoints: 1090 Last Day: +61

Antarctic Expeditioner

Vessel: Endurance

Poles encountered: 1