Machiavelli is born in 1469. Machiavelli is an Italian scholar who lived in Florence in the Medicis' time. His most famous work is The Prince (1550), a political portrait of Lorenzo di Medici in which he advises rulers how to govern efficiently. He insists they should never come across as unfair and be hated by their people, because it would discredit them and their authority.
Queen Elizabeth I
Queen Elizabeth I is born in 1533. She is the daughter of Henry VIII Tudor's and Anne Boleyn, she ruled over England from 1558 and until her death. She is remembered as one of the most powerful and charismatic of English monarchs. Elizabeth was called the Virgin Queen, because she never married and had children. She is the last monarch of the glorious Tudor dynasty.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
John Fitzgerald Kennedy is born in 1917. He became the 35th President of the United States in 1961 and served until 1963, when he was assassinated in Dallas. He remained famous for his commitment against the soviet regime during the Cold War, thanks to his 1961 "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech delivered in front of the wall that divided the German city.
Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King is a black reverend, born in 1929. He committed himself to the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, advocating peaceful activism to further the cause. His "I have a dream" speech is his most famous one, symbolically delivered in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. in 1963. He was murdered in 1968.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian novelist, born in 1977, who was educated in the United States, where she lives half of the year. She likes making fun at all stereotypes to debunk racism and prejudices both in Africa and America. Her most famous books to date are The Purple Hibiscus (2003) and Americanah (2013).