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The Most Important 'D' People
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"Who were the greatest figures of history whose names begin with 'D'? Of course we all have our own opinions, but here are ten entries for you to debate! Enjoy..."
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In modern times, this chemist was the first to suggest that matter is composed of atoms. Who was this interesting fellow?
Sometimes great people come into the world in twos. Which of these famous 'D' people was born on the exact date as Abraham Lincoln, February 12, 1809?
One of the great ancient philosophers, his most notable achievement also relates to 'atoms'. He developed further the ideas of his teacher, Leucippus, who asserted that matter is composed of tiny particles called atoms. Who was this fellow that was rather fond of laughing?
The first major work of this famed author was 'The New Life', though it is not the key work of literature for which he is best known. Which of the following authors, matched with his most famous work, wrote 'The New Life'?
Dante 'Divine Comedy'
Roald Dahl 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'
Daniel Defoe 'Robinson Crusoe'
Fyodor Dostoyevsky 'Crime and Punishment'
Though he was ruler of one of the most expansive empires in history, this Persian emperor is probably best known for his several military defeats, including a disaster at Marathon in 490 BC. Who was this figure of ancient history?
(One word name)
Lesser known works from this very important author include 'Our Mutual Friend' and 'Dombey and Son'. Who was the author of these and other great works of modern fiction?
Arthur Conan Doyle
His bronze 'David' was possibly the most important sculpture of the modern era. Which of the following artists was the sculptor who created this significant work?
This ancient lawgiver of Athens created a code of laws, and now has a word still utilized in the modern English language that was derived from his name. Who was he?
More than any other European explorer, this individual was responsible for opening up the sea route between Europe and Asia. Which of these 'D' explorers can make this claim?
He went from arms bearer to the king, to outlaw, to successor and second king of the kingdom of his birth. Of course I'm talking about which of the following?
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