Princess Royal Victoria

German Empress & Queen of Prussia for 99 days. Born in 1840 & unpopular for her liberal political views.

Kahlil Gibran

Lebanese American writer, poet, & visual artist born in 1883. Best known for writing The Prophet.

Henri de Régnier

French symbolist poet bon in 1864. Considered one of the most important of France during the early 20th century.

Ludwik Mieroslawski

Polish general, writer, poet, historian, and political activist born in 1814.

Fulgencio Batista

Cuban military officer & politician born in 1901. Elected Cuban president & U.S.-backed military dictator.

Henri Matisse

French artist who helped to define the revolutionary visual art developments of the early 20th century.

Max Bill

Swiss architect, artist, typeface designed, industrial designer, & graphic designer bornin 1908.

Benedict Arnold

American military officer best known for his defection to the English side of the Revolutionary War.

Pierre Mendès France

French politician born in 1907. President of the Council of Ministers representing the Radical Party.