386 illustrations of famous people including: Sebastian Cabot, Caesar, John C. Calhoun, Andrew Carnegie, Samuel Champlain, Li Hung Chang, Charlemagne, Geoffrey Chaucer, Henry Clay, Samuel Clemens, Grover Cleveland, Christopher Columbus, Confucius, Hernan Cortes, Stephen Crane, David Crockett, Oliver Cromwell, George Armstrong Custer, and many more

"The celebrated novelist, James Fenimore Cooper, was born at Burlington, New Jersey, September 15, 1789. Having received his early education from a private tutor, he, at the age of thirteen, passed to Yale College, and after three years study there, entered the American navy as a midshipmen." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

James Fenimore Cooper

"The celebrated novelist, James Fenimore Cooper, was born at Burlington, New Jersey, September 15, 1789.…

(1789-1851) American novelist most famous for The Last of the Mohicans.

James Fenimore Cooper

(1789-1851) American novelist most famous for The Last of the Mohicans.

James Fenimore Cooper (September 15, 1789 - September 14, 1851) was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century. Among his most famous works is <em>The Last of the Mohicans</em>, which many consider to be his masterpiece.

James Fenimore Cooper

James Fenimore Cooper (September 15, 1789 - September 14, 1851) was a prolific and popular American…

"His career shows him to have been one of the greatest of Americans and the noblest of men. He learned three trades before he was twenty-one; his genious enabled him to rank high as an inventor; he was pre-eminently a man of affairs, his knowledge of men and business securing success in every venture; and most important of all, he was a broad and practical philanthropist." &mdash;The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

Peter Cooper

"His career shows him to have been one of the greatest of Americans and the noblest of men. He learned…

(1609-1672) Studied painting under his uncle John Hoskins and later emerged as the greatest English miniaturist of the seventeenth century.

Samuel Cooper

(1609-1672) Studied painting under his uncle John Hoskins and later emerged as the greatest English…

(1840-1897) Distinguished American naturalist

E. D. Cope

(1840-1897) Distinguished American naturalist

Astronomer

Copernicus

Astronomer

(1473-1543) First astronomer of the Renaissance.

Nicolaus Copernicus

(1473-1543) First astronomer of the Renaissance.

Nicolaus Copernicus (February 19, 1473 - May 24, 1543) was the first astronomer to formulate a scientifically based heliocentric cosmology that displaced the Earth from the center of the universe. His epochal book, <em>De revolutionibus orbium coelestium</em> (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres), is often regarded as the starting point of modern astronomy and the defining epiphany that began the Scientific Revolution.

Nicolaus Copernicus

Nicolaus Copernicus (February 19, 1473 - May 24, 1543) was the first astronomer to formulate a scientifically…

(1841-1909) Famous French actor of the stage

M. Coquelin

(1841-1909) Famous French actor of the stage

(1827-1863) Civil War union general

Michael Corcoran

(1827-1863) Civil War union general

"General Michael Corcoran, born in Carrowkeel, County Sligo, Ireland, September 21st, 1827, died near Fairfax Courthouse, Va., December 22nd 1863. Upon the first call of the President for troops in 1861 Colonel Corcoran led the Sixty-ninth Regiment to the seat of war. It was ordered into Virginia, built Fort Corcoran, on Arlington Heights, and fought with impetuous valor at the battle of Bull Run. The colonel was wounded and taken prisoner. He was offered his liberty on condition of not again taking up arms against the South, but refused to accept on such terms. An exchange being finally effected, August 15th, 1862, he was released, and commissioned brigadier general, dating from July 21st, 1861. He next organized the Corcoran Legion, which took part in the battles of the Nansemond River and Suffolk during April, 1863. General Corcoran was killed by the falling of his horse upon him." &mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

Michael Corcoran

"General Michael Corcoran, born in Carrowkeel, County Sligo, Ireland, September 21st, 1827, died near…

Peter Corneille.

Corneille

Peter Corneille.

(1738-1805) British general and statesman that served in the Seven Years war.

Charles Cornwallis

(1738-1805) British general and statesman that served in the Seven Years war.

"Lord Cornwallis, key figure in the peace process between Britain and America."&mdash;E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

Lord Cornwallis

"Lord Cornwallis, key figure in the peace process between Britain and America."—E. Benjamin Andrews,…

Lord Cornwallis, born 1738; died 1805.

Lord Cornwallis

Lord Cornwallis, born 1738; died 1805.

A British general

Lord Cornwallis

A British general

British general, fought against the Americans in the Revolutionary War.

Lord Charles Cornwallis

British general, fought against the Americans in the Revolutionary War.

(1494-1534) Renaissance painter who painted the series of mythological frescoes in the convent of San Paolo at Parma

Correggio

(1494-1534) Renaissance painter who painted the series of mythological frescoes in the convent of San…

(1839-1902) Catholic Archbishop of New York 1885

Archbishop Michael Corrigan

(1839-1902) Catholic Archbishop of New York 1885

(1485-1547) Famous Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico for Spain.

Fernando Cortes

(1485-1547) Famous Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico for Spain.

(1485-1547) Famous Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico for Spain.

Hernan Cortes

(1485-1547) Famous Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico for Spain.

(1485-1547) Famous Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico for Spain.

Hernan Cortes

(1485-1547) Famous Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico for Spain.

(1485-1547) Famous Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico for Spain.

Hernan Cortes

(1485-1547) Famous Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico for Spain.

(1485-1547) Famous Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico for Spain.

Hernan Cortes

(1485-1547) Famous Spanish conquistador who conquered Mexico for Spain.

(1485-1547) The conquistador who overthrew the Aztec empire.

Hernan Cortes

(1485-1547) The conquistador who overthrew the Aztec empire.

Spanish explorer.

Fernando Cortez

Spanish explorer.

Fernando Cortez, conqueror of Mexico

Fernando Cortez

Fernando Cortez, conqueror of Mexico

(1485-1547) Spanish conquistador and conqueror of Mexico

Hernando Cortez

(1485-1547) Spanish conquistador and conqueror of Mexico

(1794-1865) US governor of Ohio and representative and senator as well as ambassador to Mexico.

Thomas Corwin

(1794-1865) US governor of Ohio and representative and senator as well as ambassador to Mexico.

Thomas Corwin, also known as Tom Corwin and The Wagon Boy was a politician from the state of Ohio who served as a prosecuting attorney, a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, United States House of Representatives, and United States Senate, and as Governor of Ohio and Secretary of the Treasury.

Thomas Corwin

Thomas Corwin, also known as Tom Corwin and The Wagon Boy was a politician from the state of Ohio who…

Leader of the "Oklahoma Boomers," Couch and his group explored the west and Native American territory.

Captain W. L. Couch

Leader of the "Oklahoma Boomers," Couch and his group explored the west and Native American territory.

(1842-1899) Ornithologist who served as assistant surgeon in the Union Army. His <I>Birds of the Colorado Valley</I> is considered a classic.

Elliott Coues

(1842-1899) Ornithologist who served as assistant surgeon in the Union Army. His Birds of the Colorado…

Known as the "knight of the spruce."

Charles Courtney

Known as the "knight of the spruce."

United Labor party candidate for the presidency in 1888.

Robert H. Cowdrey

United Labor party candidate for the presidency in 1888.

Apprentice in the London docks.

Samuel Sullivan Cox

Apprentice in the London docks.

(1871-1900) American author who wrote <I>The Red Badge of Courage</I>

Stephen Crane

(1871-1900) American author who wrote The Red Badge of Courage

Archbishop Cranmer

Archbishop Cranmer

Archbishop Cranmer

Thomas Cranmer (2 July 1489 &ndash; 21 March 1556) was a leader of the English Reformation and Archbishop of Canterbury during the reigns of Henry VIII and Edward VI. He helped build a favourable case for Henry's divorce from Catherine of Aragon which resulted in the separation of the English Church from union with the Holy See. Along with Thomas Cromwell, he supported the principle of royal supremacy in which the king was considered sovereign over the Church within his realm.

Thomas Cranmer

Thomas Cranmer (2 July 1489 – 21 March 1556) was a leader of the English Reformation and Archbishop…

Thomas Cranmer (2 July 1489 &ndash; 21 March 1556) was a leader of the English Reformation and Archbishop of Canterbury during the reigns of Henry VIII and Edward VI. He helped build a favourable case for Henry's divorce from Catherine of Aragon which resulted in the separation of the English Church from union with the Holy See. Along with Thomas Cromwell, he supported the principle of royal supremacy in which the king was considered sovereign over the Church within his realm.

Archbishop Thomas Cranmer

Thomas Cranmer (2 July 1489 – 21 March 1556) was a leader of the English Reformation and Archbishop…

(1854-1909) American novelist who published over 40 novels

F. Marion Crawford

(1854-1909) American novelist who published over 40 novels

Samuel Wylie Crawford (November 8, 1829 - November 3, 1892) was a United States Army surgeon and a Union general in the American Civil War.

Samuel Wylie Crawford

Samuel Wylie Crawford (November 8, 1829 - November 3, 1892) was a United States Army surgeon and a Union…

(1845-1896) US Representative who supported the introduction of silver currency.

Charles F. Crisp

(1845-1896) US Representative who supported the introduction of silver currency.

"General Crittenden, born in Russellville, Ky., May 15th, 1815, studied law under his father, was admitted to the bar, and became Commonwealth's Attorney in Kentucky in 1842. He served in the Mexican War as lieutenant colonel of Kentucky infantry, and was volunteer aid to General Taylor at the battle of Buena Vista. At the beginning of the Civil War he espoused the national cause, and on October 27th, 1861, was appointed brigadier general of volunteers. He commanded a division at the battle of Shiloh, and was promoted major general, July 17th, 1862, for gallant service on that occassion, and assigned to the command of a division in the Army of the Tennessee. He served under Rosecrans in the battle of Stone River, and at Chickamauga commanded one of the two corps that were routed. In the Virginia campaign of 1864 he commanded a division of the Ninth Corps. He resigned December 13th, 1864, but entered the regular army as colonel of the Thirty-second Infantry on July 28th, 1866. He was retired on May 19th, 1881."&mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

General Thomas L. Crittenden

"General Crittenden, born in Russellville, Ky., May 15th, 1815, studied law under his father, was admitted…

John Jordan Crittenden (September 10, 1786 - July 26, 1863) was an American statesman from Kentucky. He twice served as United States Attorney General. He represented Kentucky in both houses of Congress and served as the state's seventeenth governor.

John Jordan Crittenden

John Jordan Crittenden (September 10, 1786 - July 26, 1863) was an American statesman from Kentucky.…

(1786-1836) Frontiersman that later became a politician and died in the battle of the Alamo.

David Crockett

(1786-1836) Frontiersman that later became a politician and died in the battle of the Alamo.

George Croghan (15 November 1791 &ndash; 8 January 1849) and fought in the War of 1812 and the Mexican-American War.

Major George Croghan

George Croghan (15 November 1791 – 8 January 1849) and fought in the War of 1812 and the Mexican-American…

"Cromwell was made Lord Protector of the Realm in 1653, of England."&mdash;Colby, 1899

Cromwell

"Cromwell was made Lord Protector of the Realm in 1653, of England."—Colby, 1899

(1599-1658) English general and politician

Oliver Cromwell

(1599-1658) English general and politician

(1599-1658) English general and politician

Oliver Cromwell

(1599-1658) English general and politician

English general and politician

Oliver Cromwell

English general and politician

An English leader and politician who lead a rebellion against the British monarchy.

Oliver Cromwell

An English leader and politician who lead a rebellion against the British monarchy.

An English politician and military leader. He led a rebellion against the British Monarchy.

Oliver Cromwell

An English politician and military leader. He led a rebellion against the British Monarchy.

Oliver Cromwell (25 April 1599 Old Style&ndash; 3 September 1658 Old Style) was an English military and political leader best known for his involvement in making England into a republican Commonwealth and for his later role as Lord Protector of England, Scotland, and Ireland. He was one of the commanders of the New Model Army which defeated the royalists in the English Civil War. After the execution of King Charles I in 1649, Cromwell dominated the short-lived Commonwealth of England, conquered Ireland and Scotland, and ruled as Lord Protector from 1653 until his death in 1658.

Oliver Cromwell

Oliver Cromwell (25 April 1599 Old Style– 3 September 1658 Old Style) was an English military…

Oliver Cromwell (25 April 1599 Old Style&ndash; 3 September 1658 Old Style) was an English military and political leader best known for his involvement in making England into a republican Commonwealth and for his later role as Lord Protector of England, Scotland, and Ireland. He was one of the commanders of the New Model Army which defeated the royalists in the English Civil War. After the execution of King Charles I in 1649, Cromwell dominated the short-lived Commonwealth of England, conquered Ireland and Scotland, and ruled as Lord Protector from 1653 until his death in 1658.

Oliver Cromwell

Oliver Cromwell (25 April 1599 Old Style– 3 September 1658 Old Style) was an English military…

Oliver Cromwell (born April 25, 1599 Old Style, died September 3, 1658 Old Style) was an English military and political leader best known for his involvement in making England into a republican Commonwealth and for his later role as Lord Protector of England, Scotland, and Ireland. He was one of the commanders of the New Model Army which defeated the royalists in the English Civil War. After the execution of King Charles I in 1649, Cromwell dominated the short-lived Commonwealth of England, conquered Ireland and Scotland, and ruled as Lord Protector from 1653 until his death in 1658.

Oliver Cromwell

Oliver Cromwell (born April 25, 1599 Old Style, died September 3, 1658 Old Style) was an English military…

(1829-1890) Soldier that commanded Union troops during the Civil War.

General Crook

(1829-1890) Soldier that commanded Union troops during the Civil War.

"General Crook, born near Dayton, O., September 8th, 1828, died in Chicago, Ill., March 21st, 1890, was graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1852, and was on duty with the Fourth Infantry in California in 1852-'61. He had risen to a captaincy, when, at the beginning of the Civil War, he returned to the East and became colonel of the Thirty-sixth Ohio Infantry. He afterward served in the Western Virginia campaign, in command of the Third Provisional Brigade, from May 1st to August 15th, 1862, and was wounded in the action at Lewisburg. He served in Tennessee in 1863, and on July 1st he was transferred to the command of the Second Cavalry Division. After various actions, ending in the battle of Chickamauga, he pursued Wheeler's Confederate cavalry and defeated it. He entered upon the command of the Kanawha District, in Western Virginia, in February, 1864; made constant raids and was in numerous actions. He took part in Sheridan's Shenandoah campaign, and received the brevet of brigadier general and major general in the United States Army, March 13th, 1865. General Crook had command of the cavalry of the Army of the Potomac from March 26th to April 9th, during which time he was engaged at Dinwiddie Courthouse, Sailor's Creek and Farmville, till the surrender at Appomattox." &mdash;Leslie, 1896

General George Crook

"General Crook, born near Dayton, O., September 8th, 1828, died in Chicago, Ill., March 21st, 1890,…

U.S. officer during the Civil War and Indian Wars.

General George Crook

U.S. officer during the Civil War and Indian Wars.

(1750-1835) Spy for the Continental army during the American revolutionary War

Enoch Crosby

(1750-1835) Spy for the Continental army during the American revolutionary War