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Which Spanish Conquistador captured the Inca ruler Atahualpa in Peru and held him to ransom in 1532?
Francisco Pizarro González was a Spanish conquistador who led the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire. He captured and killed Incan emperor Atahualpa, and claimed the lands for Spain.
Who is famous for flying propeller-driven hydrogen gas balloons?
Alberto Santos-Dumont was a Brazilian inventor and aviation pioneer. In his early career he designed, built, and flew hot air balloons and early dirigibles, culminating in his winning the Deutsch de la Meurthe prize on 19 October 1901 for a flight that rounded the Eiffel Tower.
What was Ned Kelly famous for?
Being a bandit. Edward "Ned" Kelly was an Australian bushranger, outlaw, gang leader and convicted police murderer. One of the last bushrangers, and by far the most famous, he is best known for wearing a suit of bulletproof armour during his final shootout with the police.
Where did Che Guevara die?
Bolivia. Che was shot and killed at La Higuera, Vallegrande, Bolivia, in 1967.
Where was Thomas Keneally, author of the "Shindler's Ark", born?
Australia. Thomas Michael Keneally, is a prolific Australian novelist, playwright, and essayist. He is best known for writing Schindler's Ark, the Booker Prize-winning novel of 1982 which would later be adapted to Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture.