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[A] Alfred Nobel is a famous 'A' - he was real dynamite and has a prize named after him, whilst Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote poetry about the charge of the light brigade.

[B] Buzz Aldrin could be described as so famous he's out of this world, which is handy for an astronaut. Bugs Bunny is a little two dimensional but the comedy rabbit makes it in as a famous 'B'.

[C] Confucius was a wise philosophical type, though he might Confuse Us. French painter Claude Monet certainly left a lasting impression with his art.

[D] Diana Princess Of Wales died tragically young, and was the most popular royal for generations. Daniel Defoe is also a famous 'D' quotes man.

[E] Emmeline Pankhurst is famous for being a Suffragette, whilst Emily Bronte wrote Wuthering Heights and other popular novels.

[F] Francis Drake - he made a Bowl'd move whilst defeating the Spanish Armada, whilst nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale was the lady with the lamp.

[G] Galileo Galilei saw further than most, and his theory of a heliocentric solar system shocked many, whilst George Orwell was a novelist who invented a language of his own.

[H] Henry Ford was famous for putting the engine into a lot of motor cars. Hilary Clinton may just become the US' first female president.

[I] Imannuel Kant was a philosopher who thought that everything what Imperative, Categorically, whilst Irving Berlin made sweet music, being a composer.

[J] Jane Austen wrote some classics that have stood the test of time, like Pride and Prejudice, whilst Jean Paul Sartre the existentialist used to notice what wasn't there.

[K] Karl Marx wanted the workers of the world to unite and change the world. Kingsley Amis remains a popular novelist.

[L] Leonardo Da Vinci is famous for his many talents, including painting, sculpting and engineering, whilst novelist Lewis Carroll lived in his own wonderland.

[M] Remember Martin Luther King is a famous champion of equality in America, whilst Marie Curie was a chemist who made great progress understanding radioactive elements.

[N] Napoleon Bonaparte was a general who might have kissed Hardy and certainly inspired Abba's Waterloo, whilst possibly one of the most famous quotes ever came from the mouth of astronaut Neil Armstrong.

[O] Oscar Wilde was a playwright and poet who thought it was important to be earnest, whilst Oliver Cromwell is a notorious figure from Britain's past.

[P] Pablo Picasso the artist and painter told us that everything we can imagine is real whilst mathematician Pythagoras preferred triangles.

[Q] Queen Victoria was an influential and enduring Queen of the Victorian era, whilst the quotes of Queen Elizabeth I are extremely famous, with the heart and stomach of a King.

[R] Roald Dahl books will have been read and enjoyed by most children whilst growing up whilst the evil demon of philosopher Rene Descartes didn't stop him coming up with the handy Cartesian coordinates.

[S] Stephen Hawking is an influential physicist whose theories can't escape black holes, whilst mathematician and physicist Sir Isaac Newton stood on the shoulders of giants to see further.

[T] Thomas Nagel is a philosopher who told us we'll never know what it's like to be a bat. Shame. Meanwhile T S Eliot was a popular American author and poet.

[U] Ulysses S Grant was a President of the USA; number 18 in fact.

[V] Virginia Woolf was definitely a famous author, and Vincent Van Gogh a very famous artist.

[W] Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has brought music to most of our ears, whilst US film maker Walt Disney thought that if you could dream it you could do it.

[X] Xenophon - it wasn't all Greek to this Greek historian, whilst Greek poet Xenophanes wrote it down.

[Y] Yasser Arafat is a well known former Palestinian President, whilst Yogi Desai is a yoga practictioner.

[Z] Zsa Zsa Gabor is famous for being an actress - and being married nine times, whilst Zelda Fitzgerald was famous for being the wife of F Scott Fitzgerald!

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