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Henry IV - Francois Ravaillac was a French factotum in the courts of Angouleme. He murdered King Henry IV of France in 1610.Which King of France was assassinated by a fanatical Roman Catholic named Francois Ravaillac in 1610?

Gustavus Adolphus - He led his nation to military supremacy during the Thirty Years War, helping to determine the political as well as the religious balance of power in Europe.Name the King of Sweden who led his country in the Thirty Years War.

Hernan Cortes - Arriving on the continent, Cortes executed a successful strategy of allying with some indigenous peoples against others. Which Spanish conquistador destroyed the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan in 1521?

Vo Nguyen Giap - Ho Chi Minh was also a journalist, an interior minister, the commander of the Vietnam People's Army (PAVN), and a defense minister.Which Vietnamese military leader led the Vietnamese in a victory against the French in the Battle of Dien Bhien Pu?

Mahatma Gandhi - His birthday, 2 October, is commemorated in India as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday, and worldwide as the International Day of Non-Violence.Which famous leader was killed by Nathuram Godse?

Albert Luthuli - He was the first African, and the first person from outside Europe and the Americas, to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.Which political leader and Zulu chief was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize?

Vitus Bering - He is noted for being the first European to discover Alaska and its Aleutian Islands.Whose exploration of Alaska prepared the way for a Russian foothold on the North American continent?

Francisco de Orellana - He completed the first known navigation of the length of the Amazon River, which was originally named for him.Which 16th century Spanish soldier was the first to explore the Amazon river?

Nicolas Steno - He was a Danish Catholic cleric and scientist who was a pioneer in both anatomy and geology. Pope John Paul II beatified Steno in 1987.He is considered the father of geology and stratigraphy. Name him.

Treaty of Sevres - The Treaty of Sevres was annulled in the course of the Turkish War of Independence and the parties signed and ratified the superseding Treaty of Lausanne in 1923.What was the treaty entered by the Allies with the Ottoman Empire at the end of the First World War?

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