Dutch astronomer born in 1851. Extensively studied the Milky Way & discovered evidence for galactic rotation.
English singer-songwriter & actor known for his innovation, influence, & hits incl. “Space Oddity” & “Fame”.
Chinese communist revolutionary & founding father & ruler of the People’s Republic of China (1949-76).
American frontiersman & Army officer born in 1809. Symbol of colonial expansion & Native American genocide.
FrenchÂ educator & inventor of a system of reading & writing for the blindÂ orÂ visually impaired, born in 1809.
GermanÂ theologianÂ &Â pastor best known for his widely quoted anti-Nazi poem “First they came …”.
German American actor & singer who starred in classic HollywoodÂ films incl.Â Morocco,Â Shanghai Express, &Â Desire.
English novelist born in 1839. Best known for her novels Under Two Flags and A Dog of Flanders.
French Marxist theorist, philosopher, filmmaker, & founder of a Letterist faction & the Situationist International.
American novelist, journalist, & social activist known for his novels Call of the Wild and White Fang.