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    dante alighieri
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    indeed, his mortuary mask

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    "Lay these words to heart, Lucilius, that you may scorn the pleasure which comes from the applause of the majority. Many men praise you; but have you any reason for being pleased with yourself, if you are a person whom the many can understand?" - Lucius Annaeus Seneca -

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    Francis Gary Powers?
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    nope
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    Chuck Yeager?

    From the pic he must have been a test pilot.. Yaeger could fit, even though I can see very few similarities in the face
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    Not Yeager, but you're right in that he was a test pilot. He's more famous than Yeager though, I think.
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    More famous? Huh...

    Eric Brown?

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    Michael Collins
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flinn View Post
    Michael Collins
    We have a winner!
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    good choice of character, that was less obvious than what one could think



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    Buddy Holly Band?^^
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    no
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    Via Panisperna boys / Ragazzi di via Panisperna

    Basically I guessed these people might have something to do with the Manhattan project, which turned out not to be too far off, though this pic is earlier.
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    First on the left is Enrico Fermi .. you actually have 2 Nobel prizes there (the other one being Segrè); all of them were great scientist and pioneers, with many stories to be told (for instance Bruno Pontecorvo defected to URRS in 50s; Majorana, who's not on that pic, mysteriously disappeared in '38, etc)..

    However, if today we have nuclear energy (and bombs, alas) is mostly thanks to those gentlemen.. but you know, winner takes it all, so kudos went to the Americans ...
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    "Lay these words to heart, Lucilius, that you may scorn the pleasure which comes from the applause of the majority. Many men praise you; but have you any reason for being pleased with yourself, if you are a person whom the many can understand?" - Lucius Annaeus Seneca -

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    Calonne, one of France's last ministers of Finance, before the Revolution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdülmecid I View Post
    Calonne, one of France's last ministers of Finance, before the Revolution.
    Is the right answer of course.
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    Thanks, Muizer! Let's stay on the wig category:

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    The circumstances remain unclear, but he might have been accidentally responsible for one of the most important milestones in the exploration of the Earth. The goal of his mission however was purely military.
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    Well he is a Spanish soldier. My first guess was Blaz de Lezo, but now I am thinking it is Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra.

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