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Famous and Infamous, #1

A personal, idiosyncratic selection of public figures from BCE to those born before 1900. They're in order of date of birth.
Nefertiti
Nefertiti
King Tut (Tutankhamun)
King Tut (Tutankhamun)
Ramses the Great
Ramses the Great
Homer
Homer
Sappho
Sappho
Lao Tzu
Lao Tzu
Pythagoras
Pythagoras
Confucius
Confucius
Pheidippides
Pheidippides
Aeschylus
Aeschylus
Pericles
Pericles
Herodotus
Herodotus
Aspasia of Miletus
Aspasia of Miletus
Socrates
Socrates
Plato
Plato
Diogenes
Diogenes
Aristotle
Aristotle
Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great
Archimedes
Archimedes
Chin Shi Huang
Chin Shi Huang
Spartacus
Spartacus
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar
Cleopatra
Cleopatra
Caligula
Caligula
Messalina
Messalina
Nero
Nero
Hadrian
Hadrian
Antinous
Antinous
Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius
Belisarius
Belisarius
Charlemagne
Charlemagne
Lady Godiva
Lady Godiva
Genghis Khan
Genghis Khan
Saint Francis of Assisi
Saint Francis of Assisi
Khublai Khan
Khublai Khan
Marco Polo
Marco Polo
Dante
Dante
Robert the Bruce
Robert the Bruce
Geoffrey Chaucer
Geoffrey Chaucer
Zheng He
Zheng He
Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc
Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci
Henry VII
Henry VII
Montezuma
Montezuma
Machiavelli
Machiavelli
Copernicus
Copernicus
Michelangelo
Michelangelo
Lucrezia Borgia
Lucrezia Borgia
Martin Luther
Martin Luther
Henry VIII
Henry VIII
Anne of Cleves
Anne of Cleves
Ivan the Terrible
Ivan the Terrible
Queen Elizabeth I
Queen Elizabeth I
Mary Queen of Scots
Mary Queen of Scots
Lope de Vega
Lope de Vega
Galileo
Galileo
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
Cardinal Richelieu
Cardinal Richelieu
 Pocahontas
Pocahontas
René Descartes
René Descartes
Rembrandt
Rembrandt
Moliere
Moliere
Samuel Pepys
Samuel Pepys
Louis XIV
Louis XIV
Sir Isaac Newton
Sir Isaac Newton
Nell Gwyn
Nell Gwyn
Jonathan Swift
Jonathan Swift
Denis Diderot
Denis Diderot
Madame de Pompadour
Madame de Pompadour
Captain Cook
Captain Cook
Catherine the Great
Catherine the Great
Oliver Goldsmith
Oliver Goldsmith
Madame du Barry
Madame du Barry
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
Mozart
Mozart
Robespierre
Robespierre
Horatio Nelson
Horatio Nelson
John Quincy Adams
John Quincy Adams
Dolley Madison
Dolley Madison
Napoleon
Napoleon
Beethoven
Beethoven
William Wordsworth
William Wordsworth
Jane Austen
Jane Austen
Martin Van Buren
Martin Van Buren
Johnny Appleseed
"Johnny Appleseed"
Simon Bolivar
Simon Bolivar
Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson
Sacajawea
Sacajawea
Dred Scott
Dred Scott
Sojourner Truth
Sojourner Truth
Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo
Benjamin Disraeli
Benjamin Disraeli
Hans Christian Anderson
Hans Christian Anderson
Robert E. Lee
Robert E. Lee
Garibaldi
Garibaldi
Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
Frédéric Chopin
Frédéric Chopin
William Tecumseh Sherman
William Tecumseh Sherman
Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
Giuseppe Verdi
Giuseppe Verdi
Otto von Bismark
Otto von Bismark
Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass
Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman
Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria
Susan B. Anthony
Susan B. Anthony
Clara Barton
Clara Barton
Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant
 Louis Pasteur
Louis Pasteur
Leo Tolstoy
Leo Tolstoy
Sitting Bull
Sitting Bull
Edwin Booth
Edwin Booth
Empress Dowager Cixi
Empress Dowager Cixi
Mark Twain
Mark Twain
John Wildes Booth
John Wildes Booth
General Tom Thumb
General Tom Thumb
Tchaikovsky
Tchaikovsky
Emile Zola
Emile Zola
Rodin
Rodin
High Bear
High Bear
King Edward VII
King Edward VII
Renoir
Renoir
Sarah Bernhardt
Sarah Bernhardt
Escoffier
Escoffier
Jesse James
Jesse James
Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander Graham Bell
Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison
Wyatt Earp
Wyatt Earp
Calamity Jane
Calamity Jane
Emperor Meiji
Emperor Meiji
Vincent van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh
King Chulalongkorn
King Chulalongkorn
Lillie Langtry
Lillie Langtry
Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
Booker T. Washington
Booker T. Washington
Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson
George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
Arturo Toscanini
Arturo Toscanini
John L. Sullivan
John L. Sullivan
Teddy Roosevelt
Teddy Roosevelt
Giacomo Puccini
Giacomo Puccini
Eleonora Duse
Eleonora Duse
Kaiser Wilhelm II
Kaiser Wilhelm II
Anton Chekhov
Anton Chekhov
Annie Oakley
Annie Oakley
Lizzie Borden
Lizzie Borden
Lillian Russell
Lillian Russell
Nellie Melba
Nellie Melba
Rabindranath Tagore
Rabindranath Tagore
Edith Wharton
Edith Wharton
William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats
Toulouse-Lautrec
Toulouse-Lautrec
John Jacob Astor IV as Henry IV of France
John Jacob Astor IV as Henry IV of France
Sun Yat-sen
Sun Yat-sen
Eugen Sandow
Eugen Sandow
Marie Curie
Marie Curie
Luigi Pirandello
Luigi Pirandello
Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright
Tsar Nicholas II
Tsar Nicholas II
Maxim Gorky
Maxim Gorky
Mrs. John Jacob Astor
Mrs. John Jacob Astor
Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi
Matisse
Matisse
Lenin (In disguise)
Lenin (In disguise)
Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia
Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia
Enrico Caruso
Enrico Caruso
Rachmaninoff
Rachmaninoff
Marconi
Marconi
Gertrude Stein
Gertrude Stein
W. Somerset Maugham
W. Somerset Maugham
Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
Bert Williams
Bert Williams
Mistinguett
Mistinguett
Carl Gustav Jung
Carl Gustav Jung
Mata Hari
Mata Hari
Hermann Hesse
Hermann Hesse
George M. Cohan
George M. Cohan
Joseph Stalin
Joseph Stalin
Lionel Barrymore
Lionel Barrymore
Will Rogers
Will Rogers
Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein
Ethel Barrymore
Ethel Barrymore
W.C. Fields
W.C. Fields
Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur
Helen Keller
Helen Keller
Anna Pavlova
Anna Pavlova
Julian Eltinge
Julian Eltinge
Picasso
Picasso
John Barrymore
John Barrymore
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Mussolini
Mussolini
Coco Chanel
Coco Chanel
Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt
Billie Burke
Billie Burke
Jerome Kern
Jerome Kern
Chiang Kai-shek
Chiang Kai-shek
Jim Thorpe
Jim Thorpe
Irving Berlin
Irving Berlin
Adolph Hitler
Adolph Hitler
Jean Cocteau
Jean Cocteau
Sessue Hayakawa
Sessue Hayakawa
Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
Najinsky
Najinsky
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie
Fanny Brice
Fanny Brice
Cole Porter
Cole Porter
Mary Pickford
Mary Pickford
Hermann Göring
Hermann Göring
Dorothy Parker
Dorothy Parker
 Mao Zedong
Mao Zedong
Mae West
Mae West
Bessie Smith
Bessie Smith
Martha Graham
Martha Graham
Rudolph Valentino
Rudolph Valentino
Babe Ruth
Babe Ruth
Bert Lahr
Bert Lahr
F. Scott Fitzgerald
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Buster Keaton
Buster Keaton
Wallis Simpson
Wallis Simpson
Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart
 Joseph Goebbels
Joseph Goebbels
Marian Anderson
Marian Anderson
George Gershwin
George Gershwin
Gertrude Lawrence
Gertrude Lawrence
Zhou Enlai
Zhou Enlai
Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway
Charles Laughton
Charles Laughton
Noel Coward
Noel Coward
Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock
Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire