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  • Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of U.S.; led during Civil War. Beliefs: Deist, general theist, once said, 'When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That is my religion'. Assassinated.


  • Adolf Hitler, conqueror; dictator. Unsuccessful street artist. To many evil incarnate. Beliefs: born/raised in, but rejected Catholicism . On the Veg-World.com list of famous vegetarians. Committed suicide via gunshot/overdose of cyanide.


  • Aesop, fable composer, compiler and teller. Aesop met with a violent death at the hands of the inhabitants of Delphi, possibly because of his sarcasm and insults.


  • Albert Einstein, physicist; originated the theory of relativity, won Noble prize. Beliefs: Jewish . On the Veg-World.com list of famous vegetarians.


  • Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of telephone, worked with deaf. Beliefs: Unitarian/Universalist.


  • Alexander the Great, king of Macedonia; one of the greatest military minds in history; conquered much of what was then the civilized world. Beliefs: Greek state paganism A homosexual according to lambda.org.


  • Archimedes, father of experimental science. Beliefs: Greek philosophy. During the Siege of Syracuse he was killed by a Roman soldier despite orders that he should not be harmed.


  • Aristotle, influential Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer. Beliefs: Platonism / Greek philosophy A homosexual according to lambda.org.


  • Attila the Hun, leader of the Hunnic Empire and warrior who reigned over an empire that stretched from central Asia into Germany, In Europe, he is remembered as the epitome of cruelty and rapacity. In other histories he lionized as a great and noble king.


  • Augustus Caesar, the grand-nephew and primary heir of Julius Caesar; first Roman emperor. Beliefs: Roman state paganism A homosexual according to lambda.org.


  • Benedict Arnold, now the synonym for "traitor", he was considered by many to be the best general in the Continental Army, but he switched sides to the British. Arnold was embittered and resentful toward Congress for passing him over for promotion and not approving or refunding his wartime expenses; Arnold himself had paid nearly all of the expenses of his force's campaigns in Canada.


  • Benjamin Franklin, American politician, inventor, publisher and originator of aphorisms. Ardent competitive swimmer who developed swim fins. Beliefs: Presbyterian; Deist . On the Veg-World.com list of famous vegetarians.


  • Buddha. Gautama Buddha was a spiritual teacher from Ancient India and the founder of Buddhism. He is generally recognized by Buddhists as the Supreme Buddha (Samm‚sambuddha) of our age. The time of his birth and death are uncertain: Best estimates are 400 or 500 years before Christ. Beliefs: Hinduism; Buddhism.


  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer. Credited with more than 600 compositions. When he was five years old, he could both read and write music and had precocious skills as a keyboard and violin player.


  • Caligula, Roman Emperor Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus commonly known by his nickname Caligula. A noble and moderate ruler during the first two years of his rule, but soon changed to a cruel, extravagant, sexual perverse and insane tyrant. He had people killed for his amusement. He referred to himself as a god, even dressing as gods Hercules, Mercury, Venus and Apollo. Assassinated by members of his own bodyguard and the Roman Senate.


  • Catherine de Medici, Queen of France whose hatred of Protestants knew no bounds, and who ordered the Massacre of St Bartholomew in which thousands of Huguenots were killed.


  • Charlemagne, Holy Roman Empire created with his baptism in 800 AD. Beliefs: Catholic.


  • Charles Darwin, biologist; described evolution. Beliefs: Anglican (nominal); Unitarian.


  • Christopher Columbus, explorer; led Europe to Americas. Beliefs: Catholic.


  • Cleopatra, Egyptian ruler. Committed suicide by forcing an asp against her breast..


  • Confucius, founder of Confucianism. His philosophy emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. Five centuries before Christ he wrote "never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself."


  • Constantine the Great, Roman emperor, made a saint for completely legalized Christianity, also a murderous tyrant who killed his own wife and a son. Beliefs: Roman state paganism; Christianity.


  • Dante Alighieri, poet. Exiled from his native Florence, He died never returning home.


  • Elagabalus, transsexual Roman emperor. He married and divorced five women, but his most stable relationship seems to have been with his chariot driver, whom he referred to as his husband. He also married a man named Zoticus, an athlete, in a public ceremony at Rome. Allegedly Elagabalus would paint his eyes, and wear wigs before prostituting himself in taverns and brothels.


  • Euclid, mathematician; Euclidian geometry. Beliefs: Platonism / Greek philosophy.


  • Ferdinand Magellan, navigator; named Pacific Ocean; first circumnavigation of globe. Beliefs: Catholic.


  • Francis Bacon, English statesman, essayist, and philosopher, delineated inductive scientific method. Beliefs: Anglican A homosexual according to lambda.org.


  • Francisco Pizarro, Spanish conqueror in South America; defeated Incas. Beliefs: Catholic.


  • Galen, innovative Greek physician; surgeon to the gladiators, gained then-new anatomical knowledge; the profit motive, said Galen, incompatible with a devotion to the art of healing.


  • Galileo Galilei, astronomer; accurately described heliocentric solar system. Beliefs: Catholic.


  • Genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror. Founder and ruler of the Mongol Empire, the largest contiguous empire in history. Beliefs: Mongolian shamanism.


  • George Washington, first president of United States, military leader. Beliefs: Episcopalian.


  • Henry VIII. English King known for his political struggles with Rome which led to the formation of the Anglican church. Henry wanted a male heir, to avoid rival claims to the crown. He married six women. Two marriages were annulled; two wives were beheaded, one died, one survived. Late in life, Henry became grossly overweight, covered with boils and had to be moved about with the help of mechanical inventions.


  • Hippocrates, Greek physician, known as the 'father of medicine'. He is credited with being the first physician to reject superstitious beliefs that blamed supernatural or divine forces with causing illness.


  • Irene, empress of Byzantium, overthrew her son, she had him blinded in the room where she had given birth to him.


  • Isaac Newton, physicist; theory of universal gravitation; laws of motion. Beliefs: believed in the Arianism of the Primitive Church . On the Veg-World.com list of famous vegetarians.


  • Ivan The Terrible. Impulsive, intelligent with a fierce temper. In a rage killed his own son whom he had groomed to ascend to the throne. The surviving son, the mentally retarded Fyodor became tsar.


  • Jeremy Bentham, English jurist, philosopher, and legal and social reformer. As requested in his will, his body was preserved and displayed in a wooden cabinet.


  • Jesus Christ, founder/namesake of Christianity. Beliefs: Judaism; Christianity. Crucified.


  • Joan of Arc, 'the Maid of Orleans' was a 15th century Catholic Saint and national heroine of France. Burned at the steak for heresy.


  • Johann Gutenberg, developed movable type; printed Bibles. Beliefs: Catholic.


  • Johann Sebastian Bach, a composer whose works were practically forgotten for nearly a century, until Felix Mendelssohn called Bach a genius. Beliefs: Lutheran; Catholic.


  • Joseph Smith, founder of Mormonism, mayor of Nauvoo, Illinois. Killed by an angry mob.


  • Joseph Stalin, revolutionary and ruler of USSR, mass murderer. Beliefs: Russian Orthodox; Atheist; Marxism.


  • Julius Caesar, Roman general, dictator. Beliefs: Roman state paganism A homosexual according to lambda.org. Assassinated in Roman Senate.


  • Karl Marx, founder of Marxism, Marxist Communism. Beliefs: Jewish; Lutheran; Atheist; Marxism/Communism.


  • King David, biblical King of Israel, warrior, writer of psalms, slayer of giant Goliath.


  • Lenin, Russian revolutionary, political leader. Beliefs: Russian Orthodox; Atheist; Marxism/Communism.


  • Leonardo da Vinci, artist; inventor. Beliefs: Catholic A homosexual according to lambda.org . On the Veg-World.com list of famous vegetarians.


  • Louis Pasteur, French chemist and microbiologist. Created first vaccine for rabies. Best known for inventing pasteurization. Advocated that doctors sanitize their hands and equipment before surgery. Before that, few doctors bothered to scrub up. Beliefs: Catholic.


  • Lucrezia Borgia, Italian femme fatale, daughter of a pope. Her family was synonymous with political and sexual corruption. Died after giving birth to her eighth child.


  • Ludwig van Beethoven, composer. Beliefs: Catholic.


  • Marco Polo, explorer, was one of the first Westerners to travel the Silk Road to China. Kublai Khan took a liking to Marco, who was an engaging storyteller. Marco was sent on many diplomatic missions throughout Khan's empire. The Khan appreciated Marco so much that he would not all him to return home to Venice until 17 years had passed.


  • Marcus Junius Brutus Not the first traitor in history, but the first to become famous. After fighting for the Roman Empire, commanded by his adoptive father, Julius Caesar, he joined another traitor, Cassius to take power. Not satisfied with the treason, he conspired to assassinate his father. The dying Caesar uttered the immortal 'et tu Brute? ' After the betrayal, Brutus led an army to dominate the Roman Empire, but was defeated by Marc Anthony. Defeated and perhaps feeling guilty, he committed suicide.


  • Martin Luther, founder of Protestantism and Lutheranism. Beliefs: Catholic; Lutheran . On the Veg-World.com list of famous vegetarians.


  • Mary Wollstonecraft, Anglo-Irish feminist, intellectual and writer.


  • Maximilien Robespierre, de facto dictator. During the French Revolution/Reign of Terror he sent 1285 victims to the guillotine. Eventually, citizens turned on him and he was beheaded.


  • Michelangelo, painter; sculptor; architect. Beliefs: Catholic A homosexual according to lambda.org.


  • Mohandas Gandhi, Indian leader and Hindu religious reformer. Beliefs: Hinduism; influenced by Jainism (mother was a Jain) . On the Veg-World.com list of famous vegetarians.


  • Moses, major prophet of Judaism. Beliefs: Judaism.


  • Muhammad, Prophet of Islam; conqueror of Arabia. Beliefs: Islam.


  • Napoleon Bonaparte, French emperor, general. Beliefs: Catholic (nominal). Died in exile.


  • Nero, Roman emperor. Famous for cruelty, matricide and fiddling while Rome burned. Beliefs: Roman Paganism.


  • Nicolaus Copernicus, astronomer; taught heliocentricity. Beliefs: Catholic (priest).


  • Nicoli Machiavelli, wrote The Prince an influential political treatise. Beliefs: Catholic.


  • Oliver Cromwell, British political and military leader. Beliefs: Puritan (Protestant).


  • Peter the Great, forged Russia into a great European nation. Beliefs: Russian Orthodox A homosexual according to lambda.org.


  • Plato, founder of Platonism. Beliefs: Platonism / Greek philosophy . On the Veg-World.com list of famous vegetarians.


  • Ptolemy (Claudius Ptolemaeus), astronomer, mathematician and geographer.


  • Pythagoras, mathematician, mystic and scientist . On the Veg-World.com list of famous vegetarians.


  • Queen Elizabeth I, British monarch; restored Church of England to power after Queen Mary. Beliefs: Anglican.


  • Sigmund Freud, founded Freudian school of psychology/psychoanalysis (i.e., the "religion of Freudianism"). Beliefs: Jewish; atheist. Died of a posssibly unintentional morphine overdose.


  • Simon Bolivar, National hero of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. Beliefs: Catholic (nominal); atheist.


  • Socrates, philosopher A homosexual according to lambda.org. Forced to commit suicide by drinking hemlock juice.


  • St. Paul, proselytizer of Christianity. Beliefs: Judaism; Christianity. Was beheaded in Nero-ruled Rome.


  • Susan B. Anthony, pioneer of women's rights . On the Veg-World.com list of famous vegetarians.


  • Theodora, Byzantine empress originally famous for her comedy/strip tease/sex act until she married the Emperor Justinian the Great. She and her husband outlawed rape of lower class women. accelerated Catholic-Monophysite schism. Beliefs: Catholic.


  • Thomas Edison, inventor of light bulb, phonograph, etc. Beliefs: Congregationalist; agnostic.


  • Thomas Jefferson, 3rd president of United States. Beliefs: Episcopalian; Deist.


  • Tomas de Torquemada first Inquisitor General of Spain known for his zealous campaign against Jews, Muslims and other non-Christians. He used torture, anonymous denunciation to achieve convictions.


  • Tsai Lun, inventor of paper. Beliefs: Chinese traditional religion.


  • Vlad the Impaler did not just impale his enemies, he also burned to death all the vagrants, disabled and mentally-ill people he could find.


  • William Shakespeare, English playwright. Beliefs: Catholic; Anglican. Coiner of many common terms and phrases.


  • William the Conqueror, laid foundation of modern England. Beliefs: Catholic.


  • Winston Churchill, British wartime prime minister. Died after suffering a stroke at age 90. Religion Anglican.