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Author Ernest Hemingway poses for a portrait. 1952.

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More than any textbook, LIFE magazine captured the 20th Century in a way we'll never forget. Their images of iconic figures inspired us to see greatness wi

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Ray Charles using a special board to play chess. 1966. LIFE magazine.

Sir Winston Churchill - "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."

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"Marlon Brando kneels before Kim Hunter in a touching scene from the Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire". 1947."

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... and the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, and is a key figure in French philosophy and Marxist and Communist thought in the last half-century .

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She's consistently voted one of the most influential people by Time, and is considered one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century.

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Author Ernest Hemingway poses for a portrait. 1952.

More than any textbook, LIFE magazine captured the 20th Century in a way we'll never forget. Their images of iconic figures inspired us to see greatness wi

LIFE: Famous Figures That Shaped the 20th Century (32 photos) | Bobby and Chess

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Ray Charles using a special board to play chess. 1966. LIFE magazine.

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Sir Winston Churchill - "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."

LIFE: Famous Figures That Shaped the 20th Century (32 photos) - My Modern

Dr. King stands behind a podium on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington

LIFE: Famous Figures That Shaped the 20th Century (32 photos)

... shaped our 20th century. life-magazine-famous-figures-2

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Albert Einstein

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Guerillero Heroico, Alberto Korda, 1960

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Mahatma Gandhi

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President Lyndon B Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act in a ceremony at the White House

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Zadie Smith during a reading in Cologne, in 2014.

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"Marlon Brando kneels before Kim Hunter in a touching scene from the Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire". 1947."

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Alexander Bell (1847–1922) Credited with inventing the first practical telephone. Also worked on optical telecommunications, aeronautics and hydrofoils.

He is the spiritual head of over 80,000 Tibetans living in exile, but he has influenced many more people all over the world.

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A new, special issue of Smithsonian magazine attempts the impossible: to list out the most significant people in United States history

... and the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, and is a key figure in French philosophy and Marxist and Communist thought in the last half-century .

#10 Louis Pasteur (1822-1895)

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Pu Yi is one of the 20th Century's most tragic figures. He was born the sovereign of a vast and ancient empire, only to witness it collapse entirely within ...

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