23 illustrations of famous people including: Xenophon, Brigham Young, Nicolas Zinzendorf, Emile Zola, and more

(430-c.357 BCE) Greek historian and philosopher

Xenophon

(430-c.357 BCE) Greek historian and philosopher

An eminent general and author, born in Athens, Greece, about 445 B.C.; died in 357 B.C.

Xenophon

An eminent general and author, born in Athens, Greece, about 445 B.C.; died in 357 B.C.

A soldier and statesman, born in the province of Choshu, Japan, in 1838.

Aritoma Yamagata

A soldier and statesman, born in the province of Choshu, Japan, in 1838.

William Lowndes Yancey (August 10, 1814 – July 27, 1863) was a journalist, politician, orator, diplomat and an American leader of the Southern secession movement. A member of the group known as the Fire-Eaters, Yancey was one of the most effective agitators for secession and rhetorical defenders of slavery. An early critic of John C. Calhoun and nullification, by the late 1830s Yancey began to identify with Calhoun and the struggle against the forces of the anti-slavery movement. In 1849 Yancey was a firm supporter of Calhoun's "Southern Address" and an adamant opponent of the Compromise of 1850.

William Lowndes Yancey

William Lowndes Yancey (August 10, 1814 – July 27, 1863) was a journalist, politician, orator,…

The war governor of Illinois, born in Warsaw, Kentucky, Jan. 18, 1818; died in St. Louis, Missouri, Nov. 27, 1873.

Richard Yates

The war governor of Illinois, born in Warsaw, Kentucky, Jan. 18, 1818; died in St. Louis, Missouri,…

Richard Yates (January 18, 1818 – November 27, 1873) was governor of Illinois during the American Civil War and has been considered the greatest war governor during that period. When the war began Gov. Yates sent more Illinois troops to aid the Union than any other state. He also represented Illinois in the United States House of Representatives, 1851–1855 and as a U.S. Senator, 1865–1871.

Richard Yates

Richard Yates (January 18, 1818 – November 27, 1873) was governor of Illinois during the American…

Sir James Lucas Yeo KCB (7 October 1782 – 21 August 1818) was a British Naval commander who served in the War of 1812. He participated in several sea battles during the Napoleonic Wars, so successfully that he was made a post captain at the age of 25. In 1810, he was knighted for his services. In 1812, he commanded the frigate HMS Southampton, then stationed in the Bahamas. He captured the American brig USS Vixen. Sir James's use of his small navy was always determined and skilful, but he was hampered by a lack of cooperation from the British army. The commander of these forces, Sir George Prevost, failed to follow up key advances made by Sir James at Sackett's Harbour and elsewhere that might have resulted in major British victories.

Sir James Lucas Yeo

Sir James Lucas Yeo KCB (7 October 1782 – 21 August 1818) was a British Naval commander who served…

Francois Yest was a Frenchman, involved in the American Revolution.

Francois Yest

Francois Yest was a Frenchman, involved in the American Revolution.

(1741-1820) English political economist.

Arthur Young

(1741-1820) English political economist.

First Governor of Utah

Brigham Young

First Governor of Utah

(1807-1877) American Morman leader.

Brigham Young

(1807-1877) American Morman leader.

A celebrated Mormon leader, born at Whitingham, Vermont, June 1, 1801; died in Salt Lake City, Utah, Aug. 29, 1877.

Brigham Young

A celebrated Mormon leader, born at Whitingham, Vermont, June 1, 1801; died in Salt Lake City, Utah,…

Brigham Young (June 1, 1801 – August 29, 1877) was an American leader in the Latter Day Saint movement. He was the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1847 until his death, the founder of Salt Lake City and the first governor of the Utah Territory, United States. Brigham Young University was named in his honor.

Brigham Young

Brigham Young (June 1, 1801 – August 29, 1877) was an American leader in the Latter Day Saint movement.…

American journalist, writer, and seventh Librarian of Congress.

John Russell Young

American journalist, writer, and seventh Librarian of Congress.

An Inca emperor.

Yupanqui

An Inca emperor.

A soldier and statesman, born in Managua, Nicaragua, in 1845.

Jose Zelaya

A soldier and statesman, born in Managua, Nicaragua, in 1845.

(c.355 - c.263 BCE) Greek philosopher and founder of the Stoic school.

Zeno of Cyprus

(c.355 - c.263 BCE) Greek philosopher and founder of the Stoic school.

A noted bishop, born in Dresden, Germany, May 26, 1700; died in Herrnhuh, May 9, 1760.

Nicholas Zinzendorf

A noted bishop, born in Dresden, Germany, May 26, 1700; died in Herrnhuh, May 9, 1760.

(1700-1760) Protector of the Moravians, followers of John Huss, Visited America 1741-43.

Nicolas Zinzendorf

(1700-1760) Protector of the Moravians, followers of John Huss, Visited America 1741-43.

Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf, Imperial Count of Zinzendorf and Pottendorf, (May 26, 1700 – May 9, 1760), German religious and social reformer and bishop of the Moravian Church, was born at Dresden. Zinzendorf had a naturally alert and active mind, and an enthusiastic temperament that made his life one of ceaseless planning and executing. Like Martin Luther, he was often carried away by strong and vehement feelings, and he was easily upset both by sorrow and joy. He is commemorated as a hymnwriter and a renewer of the church by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on their Calendar of Saints on May 9.

Nicolaus Ludwig Zinzendorf

Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf, Imperial Count of Zinzendorf and Pottendorf, (May 26,…

An eminent novelist, born in Paris, France, April 2, 1840.

Emile Zola

An eminent novelist, born in Paris, France, April 2, 1840.

Felix Kirk Zollicoffer (May 19, 1812 – January 19, 1862) was a newspaperman, three-term United States Congressman from Tennessee, officer in the United States Army, and a Confederate brigadier general during the American Civil War. He led the first Confederate invasion of neutral Kentucky and was killed in action at the Battle of Mill Springs, the first Confederate general to perish in the Western Theater.

Felix Kirk Zollicoffer

Felix Kirk Zollicoffer (May 19, 1812 – January 19, 1862) was a newspaperman, three-term United States…

Hungarian military officer.

Count Niklas Zrinyl

Hungarian military officer.