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Born In The 1700s
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This Swiss-French philosopher born in 1712, wrote 'Social Contract', and 'Emile' among other works. He was said to have influenced Kant, Goethe, Robespierre and the French Revolutionists.
Jean Jacques Rousseau
The movie about this famous composer of 'The Marriage of Figaro' and 'Don Giovanni,' won an Academy Award for Best Picture in 1984.
In 1804, this American naval officer was the leader of a daring raid into Tripoli Harbor to burn the captured U.S. frigate 'Philadelphia.' In the War of 1812, he led the capture of the British ship 'Macedonian.'
John Paul Jones
This Italian composer is known for having composed the opera 'William Tell,' and the comic opera 'The Barber of Seville.'
Born in 1706, this famous American went to Philadephia as a printer and is known for 'Poor Richard's Almanack'. He also helped establish an academy that became the University of Pennsylvania and served from 1753-74 as the deputy postmaster general of the colonies.
Prior to becoming President, this man was a leading Jeffersonian and drew up the Virginia resolutions which protested the Alien and Sedition Acts. The War of 1812 was one of the chief events of this President's Administration.
Martin Van Buren
This Shoshone woman, born in 1784, helped guide the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
This religious visionary born in 1736 became the American founder of the Shakers.
Mary Baker Eddy
This American railroad magnate founded a university in Nashville, Tennessee.
This Scottish economist wrote 'An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations', published in 1776.
John Kenneth Galbraith
John Maynard Keynes
This Austrian composer, who wrote over 100 symphonies, served for 29 years as the musical director to the princes Esterhazy.
In 1775, this American led the Green Mountain Boys at the capture of Fort Ticonderoga.
This Swedish botanist born in 1707 is considered the originator of modern scientific classification of plants and animals.
Antony Van Leeuwenhoek
This woman born c. 1797 who became a freed slave, traveled throughout the North preaching emancipation and women's rights.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Mary McCleod Bethune
This English scientist laid the foundations of classical field theory, later developed by James Clerk Maxwell. He also developed the first dynamo.
Alexander Graham Bell
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