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The "Greats" of History

What makes a person great? Is it something they are born with or does it take years of hard work and dedication? The answer is probably that it requires a bit of both (and a good dose of luck in some cases) so let us take an in-depth look at a couple of people throughout the years who have been considered “Great”.

Catherine The Great

Peter The Great

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The Leading Chess Player for much of the 1850’s-1860’s.

Alexander The Great was a legendary King who created one of the largest empires of the ancient world.

A cardiac surgeon known for completing the first human-to-human heart transplant in 1967.

Infamous for the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand which resulted in World War I.

James Simpson was a Scottish phsician who discovered and popularized the use of chloroform as an anaesthetic in the field of medicine.

A colonial adminstrator known for founding the Dutch Cape Colony.

Joan of Arc achieved fame during the Hundred Years War between England and France.

Tesla was a scientist, engineer and futurist who invented the AC electrical system.

A coastal city in South Africa with a rich history.

Simon van der Stel was the first Governor of the Cape Colony from 1691 to 1699.

A prehistoric monument in England built over 5000 years ago.

Sir Thomas More was a British author, lawyer, statesman and chancellor of England active during the reign of King Henry VII

William The Conqueror was the 1st Norman King of England. From 1066-1087.

Sir Thomas More was a British author, lawyer, statesman and chancellor of England active during the reign of King Henry VII

William The Conqueror was the 1st Norman King of England. From 1066-1087.