1: 1. Cleopatra spoke nine languages and was the only female pharaoh. 2. Beethoven never knew his exact birth date and became deaf. 3. Marie Curie's notebooks are still radioactive and will be for 1,500 years. 4. Da Vinci was a vegetarian and loved animals more than people. 5. Shakespeare invented over 1,700 words still used today.

2: 6. Alexander the Great believed he was the son of Zeus. 7. Amelia Earhart was a fashion designer and pilot pioneer. 8. Queen Victoria was the first monarch to ride a train. 9. Mozart loved scatological humor and jokes about bodily functions. 10. Van Gogh only sold one painting in his lifetime.

3: 11. Genghis Khan had a harem of 500 women as wives. 12. Joan of Arc claimed she saw visions and heard voices from saints. 13. Albert Einstein never wore socks and married his cousin. 14. Frida Kahlo had an affair with Trotsky and was bisexual. 15. King Tutankhamun's tomb was cursed, leading to mysterious deaths.

4: 16. Jane Austen anonymously published her novels during her lifetime. 17. Napoleon was afraid of cats and liked to write romantic letters. 18. Joan Miró was afraid of insects and painted to overcome fears. 19. Galileo was condemned for stating the Earth revolves around the Sun. 20. Henry VIII's wives include two beheaded and two divorced.

5: 21. Isaac Newton invented the cat flap to let his cat come and go. 22. Emily Dickinson wore only white dresses and wrote over 1,800 poems. 23. Edgar Allan Poe married his 13-year-old cousin and died mysteriously. 24. Hatshepsut was an Egyptian pharaoh and built the Temple of Deir el-Bahari. 25. James Joyce's "Finnegans Wake" has over 60,000 words and no punctuation.

6: 26. Edgar Degas disliked being called an Impressionist and preferred Realist. 27. Pablo Picasso was a womanizer and created over 20,000 works. 28. Alexander Graham Bell wanted people to answer the phone with "Ahoy!" 29. John F. Kennedy had an affair with Marilyn Monroe and Jackie knew. 30. Coco Chanel was a Nazi spy and dated a German officer.

7: 31. Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. 32. Marie Antoinette never said "Let them eat cake" during the French Revolution. 33. Salvador Dalí believed he was the reincarnation of his dead brother. 34. Joan of Arc was burned at the stake at age 19 for heresy. 35. Rosa Parks was not the first black woman to refuse to give up her seat.

8: 36. Julius Caesar was captured by pirates and joked about killing them. 37. Winston Churchill had a speech impediment and struggled in school. 38. Marilyn Monroe had an IQ of 168 and read a book a day. 39. Virginia Woolf wrote standing up and suffered from mental illness. 40. Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled twice and died on St. Helena.

9: 41. Vincent Van Gogh only sold one painting in his lifetime. 42. Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952. 43. Queen Elizabeth II was a mechanic during World War II. 44. Shakespeare invented over 1,700 words. 45. Ludwig van Beethoven was deaf when he wrote his 9th Symphony.

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