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Historical Portraits

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Crick & Watson with their DNA model, 1953
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A. Barrington Brown / Science Source
Crick & Watson with their DNA model, 1953
Benjamin Franklin, American Polymath
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New York Public Library / Science Source
Benjamin Franklin, American Polymath
Charles Darwin, English naturalist
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Paul D. Stewart / Science Source
Charles Darwin, English naturalist
Thomas Edison, American Inventor
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U.S. Department of the Interior / Science Source
Thomas Edison, American Inventor
Galileo Galilei, Italian Polymath
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NLM / Science Source
Galileo Galilei, Italian Polymath
Albert Einstein, German-Swiss physicist
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SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY / Science Source
Albert Einstein, German-Swiss physicist
William Constable with Regulator, 1854
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Getty Research Institute / Science Source
William Constable with Regulator, 1854
Jonas Salk, Microbiologist
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Gwen Shockey / Science Source
Jonas Salk, Microbiologist
Maria Goeppert-Mayer, German-American Physicist
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Jack Fields / Science Source
Maria Goeppert-Mayer, German-American Physicist
Linus Pauling, American Biochemist
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Tom Hollyman / Science Source
Linus Pauling, American Biochemist
Sigmund Freud, Father of Psychoanalysis
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Photo Researchers / Science Source
Sigmund Freud, Father of Psychoanalysis
Buckminster Fuller, American Polymath
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Science Source
Buckminster Fuller, American Polymath
Queen Elizabeth II, Queensland, Australia, 1970
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Science Source / Science Source
Queen Elizabeth II, Queensland, Australia, 1970
George Washington, first US President
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Sheila Terry / Science Source
George Washington, first US President
Albert Einstein
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J-L Charmet / Science Source
Albert Einstein
Elizabeth Short, "Black Dahlia", Murder Victim
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FBI / Science Source
Elizabeth Short, "Black Dahlia", Murder Victim
Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th U.S. President
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Library of Congress / Science Source
Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th U.S. President
Helen Hayes, American Actress
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Library of Congress / Science Source
Helen Hayes, American Actress
Glenn T. Seaborg, American Nuclear Chemist
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Omikron / Science Source
Glenn T. Seaborg, American Nuclear Chemist
George Smoot, American Astrophysicist
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LBNL/Roy Kaltschmidt / Science Source
George Smoot, American Astrophysicist
Joseph-Marie Jacquard, French Inventor
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Science Source
Joseph-Marie Jacquard, French Inventor
Gandhi, Indian Political/Spiritual Leader
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Science Source
Gandhi, Indian Political/Spiritual Leader
Babe Ruth Rolls Cigar, 1919
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LOC / Science Source
Babe Ruth Rolls Cigar, 1919
First American Spacewalk, Astronaut Ed White, 1965
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NASA / Science Source
First American Spacewalk, Astronaut Ed White, 1965
Charles Darwin, English Naturalist
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Science Source
Charles Darwin, English Naturalist
J. Edgar Hoover and Boxer, 1960s
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FBI / Science Source
J. Edgar Hoover and Boxer, 1960s
Churchill and Eisenhower, 1954
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Library of Congress / Science Source
Churchill and Eisenhower, 1954
Wilhelm Roentgen, German Physicist
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Science Source / Science Source
Wilhelm Roentgen, German Physicist
Frank Sinatra, American Singer and Actor
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William P. Gottlieb/LOC / Science Source
Frank Sinatra, American Singer and Actor
George Washington, 1st U.S. President
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Photo Researchers / Science Source
George Washington, 1st U.S. President
Louis Armstrong, American Jazz Musician
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William P. Gottlieb/LOC / Science Source
Louis Armstrong, American Jazz Musician
John Cage, 1963
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Hans Namuth / Science Source
John Cage, 1963
Albert Einstein, German-American Physicist
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New York Public Library / Science Source
Albert Einstein, German-American Physicist
John Herschel, English Polymath
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Library of Congress / Science Source
John Herschel, English Polymath
Hazen and Brown, American Bacteriologists
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Smithsonian Institution Libraries / Science Source
Hazen and Brown, American Bacteriologists
Louis and Mary Leakey, Oduvai Gorge
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Smithsonian Institution Libraries / Science Source
Louis and Mary Leakey, Oduvai Gorge
Macrocosm Appearing to Doctor Faustus
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New York Public Library / Science Source
Macrocosm Appearing to Doctor Faustus
Johann Georg Faust, German Alchemist
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New York Public Library / Science Source
Johann Georg Faust, German Alchemist
Aristotle
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SPL / Science Source
Aristotle
Charles Darwin, English Naturalist
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Paul D. Stewart / Science Source
Charles Darwin, English Naturalist
Johann von Goethe, German author
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Smetek / Science Source
Johann von Goethe, German author
Democritus, Ancient Greek Polymath
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NLM / Science Source
Democritus, Ancient Greek Polymath
Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543)
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Sheila Terry / Science Source
Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543)
Alexander Hamilton, American Patriot
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Library of Congress / Science Source
Alexander Hamilton, American Patriot
Doris Lessing, Writer
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Marianne Hederstrom Greenwood / Science Source
Doris Lessing, Writer
Torun Bulow-Hube in Antibes, 1962
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Marianne Hederstrom Greenwood / Science Source
Torun Bulow-Hube in Antibes, 1962
Fritz Lang, Film Director
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Marianne Hederström Greenwood / Science Source
Fritz Lang, Film Director
Yuri Gagarin, Soviet Cosmonaut
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New York Public Library / Science Source
Yuri Gagarin, Soviet Cosmonaut
Greta Garbo, Hollywood Movie Star
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Photo Researchers / Science Source
Greta Garbo, Hollywood Movie Star
Aristotle
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Sheila Terry / Science Source
Aristotle
WWI, French Soldier
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Voisin/Phanie / Science Source
WWI, French Soldier
Herbert Hoover, 31st U.S. President
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LOC / Science Source
Herbert Hoover, 31st U.S. President
Helen Keller, American Author
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Science Source
Helen Keller, American Author
Bat Masterson, American Folk Hero
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New York Public Library / Science Source
Bat Masterson, American Folk Hero
Truman Capote, American Author
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Library of Congress / Science Source
Truman Capote, American Author
Jane Austen, English Author
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NYPL / Science Source
Jane Austen, English Author
Gandhi, Indian Political/Spiritual Leader
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NYPL / Science Source
Gandhi, Indian Political/Spiritual Leader
Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian Playwright
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Science Source / Science Source
Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian Playwright
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, German Scientist
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Science Source
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, German Scientist
William Shakespeare, English Playwright
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Science Source / Science Source
William Shakespeare, English Playwright
NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly
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NASA / Science Source
NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly
George Washington, Continental Army General
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Science Source / Science Source
George Washington, Continental Army General
William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, Scottish Physicist
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Wellcome Images / Science Source
William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, Scottish Physicist
STS-114, Space Shuttle Discovery Astronauts
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NASA / Science Source
STS-114, Space Shuttle Discovery Astronauts
Yuri Gagarin and Valentina Nikolayeva-Tereshkova
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RIA Novosti / Science Source
Yuri Gagarin and Valentina Nikolayeva-Tereshkova
Soviet Cosmonauts
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RIA Novosti / Science Source
Soviet Cosmonauts
Maria Merian, German Naturalist
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Science Source
Maria Merian, German Naturalist
Johannes Purkinje, Czech Physiologist
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Science Source
Johannes Purkinje, Czech Physiologist
Carl von Reichenbach, German Chemist
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Science Source
Carl von Reichenbach, German Chemist
Terra Nova Antarctic exploration, 1911
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Scott Polar Research Institute / Science Source
Terra Nova Antarctic exploration, 1911
Portrait of Isaac Newton with spectrum
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David Parker / Science Source
Portrait of Isaac Newton with spectrum
Pierre-Simon Laplace, French Polymath
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Science Source
Pierre-Simon Laplace, French Polymath
Nikolai Gogol, Russian Author
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RIA Novosti / Science Source
Nikolai Gogol, Russian Author
John Couch Adams, English Astronomer
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Science Source
John Couch Adams, English Astronomer
John Stewart Bell, British physicist
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Peter Menzel / Science Source
John Stewart Bell, British physicist
Stephanie Kwolek, US chemist
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Hagley Archive / Science Source
Stephanie Kwolek, US chemist
DNA discovery, 40th anniversary event
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King's College London Archives / Science Source
DNA discovery, 40th anniversary event
Francis Bacon, English philosopher
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Chemical Heritage Foundation / Science Source
Francis Bacon, English philosopher
Alcibiades, Ancient Greek statesman
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Middle Temple Library / Science Source
Alcibiades, Ancient Greek statesman
Scotts on Terra Nova, New Zealand, 1910
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Scott Polar Research Institute / Science Source
Scotts on Terra Nova, New Zealand, 1910
Antoine Lavoisier, French chemist
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Sheila Terry / Science Source
Antoine Lavoisier, French chemist
Emilie du Chatelet, French physicist
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Sheila Terry / Science Source
Emilie du Chatelet, French physicist
James Watt, Scottish Inventor and Engineer
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Sheila Terry / Science Source
James Watt, Scottish Inventor and Engineer
Max Planck, German Physicist
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Library of Congress / Science Source
Max Planck, German Physicist
Samuel Plimsoll, British politician
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Sheila Terry / Science Source
Samuel Plimsoll, British politician
Bertillon Mugshot of Suspected Anarchist, c. 1891
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Metropolitan Museum of Art / Science Source
Bertillon Mugshot of Suspected Anarchist, c. 1891
Louis Daguerre, French Inventor
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Science Source
Louis Daguerre, French Inventor
Sarah Biffen, Armless English Painter
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Wellcome Images / Science Source
Sarah Biffen, Armless English Painter
René Just Hauy, French Mineralogist
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Science Source
René Just Hauy, French Mineralogist
Jaron Lanier, American computer scientist
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PETER MENZEL / Science Source
Jaron Lanier, American computer scientist
Erastus Brigham Bigelow, American Inventor
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Science Source
Erastus Brigham Bigelow, American Inventor
John Reeves (1774-1856)
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The Natural History Museum, London / Science Source
John Reeves (1774-1856)
Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913)
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The Natural History Museum, London / Science Source
Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913)
Frederick Courteney Selous (1851-1917)
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The Natural History Museum, London / Science Source
Frederick Courteney Selous (1851-1917)
Sir Richard Owen (1804-1892)
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The Natural History Museum, London / Science Source
Sir Richard Owen (1804-1892)
Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895)
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The Natural History Museum, London / Science Source
Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895)
Philo T Farnsworth, US TV pioneer
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Dan Suzio / Science Source
Philo T Farnsworth, US TV pioneer
1880 H. Spencer Philosopher evolution
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PAUL D STEWART / Science Source
1880 H. Spencer Philosopher evolution
Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian explorer
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COLLECTION ABECASIS / Science Source
Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian explorer
Self-portrait, conceptual image
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SMETEK / Science Source
Self-portrait, conceptual image
Severo Ochoa, Spanish-American Biochemist
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Album / Prisma / Science Source
Severo Ochoa, Spanish-American Biochemist
Franz Joseph Gall (1758 -1828). Neuroanatomist, physiologist, and pioneer in the study of the localization of mental functions in the brain. Colored engraving.
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Album / Prisma / Science Source
Franz Joseph Gall (1758 -1828). Neuroanatomist, physiologist, and pioneer in the study of the localization of mental functions in the brain. Colored engraving.
Stephen Hawking, British physicist
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DEBBY BESFORD / Science Source
Stephen Hawking, British physicist
Pythagoras, Ancient Greek Philosopher
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Album / Prisma / Science Source
Pythagoras, Ancient Greek Philosopher
Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury
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SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY / Science Source
Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury
1600S Anne Of Austria Portrait By Peter Paul...
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H. Armstrong Roberts/ClassicStock / Science Source
1600S Anne Of Austria Portrait By Peter Paul...
1780S Friedrich Von Schiller Looking At Camera...
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H. Armstrong Roberts/ClassicStock / Science Source
1780S Friedrich Von Schiller Looking At Camera...
1940S Josef Stalin Russian Leader With Molotov...
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Charles Phelps Cushing/ClassicStock / Science Source
1940S Josef Stalin Russian Leader With Molotov...
1940S General Hideki Tojo In Uniform Chosen...
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Charles Phelps Cushing/ClassicStock / Science Source
1940S General Hideki Tojo In Uniform Chosen...
Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish-American Inventor
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Science Source
Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish-American Inventor
Andre Marie Ampère, French Physicist
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Science Source
Andre Marie Ampère, French Physicist
Hildegard of Bingen, German Polymath
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Science Source
Hildegard of Bingen, German Polymath
Alan Turing, English Mathematician
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Science Source / Science Source
Alan Turing, English Mathematician
Anastasia of Russia
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Science Source / Science Source
Anastasia of Russia
Davisson and Germer, US physicists
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Thomas Deerinck, NCMIR / Science Source
Davisson and Germer, US physicists
Pancho Barnes, American Aviator and Stunt Pilot
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NYPL/Science Source / Science Source
Pancho Barnes, American Aviator and Stunt Pilot
Isaac Newton, English Physicist
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Science Source / Science Source
Isaac Newton, English Physicist
Asa Gray, American Botanist
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Science Source / Science Source
Asa Gray, American Botanist
Sophocles, Greek Tragedian
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Science Source / Science Source
Sophocles, Greek Tragedian
Giovanni Poleni, Italian Polymath
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Science Source / Science Source
Giovanni Poleni, Italian Polymath
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