The Duke of Wellington displayed an 11-foot tall statue of this man in his London home.
- Horatio Nelson
- Julius Caesar
- King George IV
- Napoleon Bonaparte
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Meriwether Lewis, American explorer who led the Corps of Discovery with William Clark.
Lord John Russell, Prime Minister of England from 1846 to 1852 and 1865 to 1866.
Charles F. Adams, U.S. diplomat and public official whose father was John Quincy Adams.
Elsa Morante, Italian writer (History: A Novel).
Shelly Winters, actress who won an Academy Award for The Diary of Anne Frank.
Jimmy Witherspoon, blues singer.
Luc Montagnier, virologist who discovered the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
Roman Polanski, Polish film director best known for Rosemary's Baby and Chinatown.
Roberto Clemente, outfielder for Pittsburgh Pirates, first Latin American enshrined in National Baseball Hall of Fame; died in plane crash while delivering aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua, Dec. 31, 1972.
Robert Redford, actor (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, The Great Gatsby).
William George Rushton, London, actor, author, cartoonist; co-founder of Private Eye satire magazine.
Frankie Avalon, singer ("Venus," 5 weeks at No. 1), actor (Beach Blanket Bingo); teen heartthrob of late 1950s–early 1960s.
Patrick Swayze, actor/dancer (Dirty Dancing, Ghost).
Robert Warren "Bob" Woodruff, journalist, TV news anchor; critically wounded by roadside bomb while reporting on the war in Iraq, January 2006.
Felipe Calderón, President of Mexico 2006–2012.
Christian Slater, actor (Heathers, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Hard Rain).