who are your heroes

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  1. actsnoblemartin
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    actsnoblemartin I love Andrea & April

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    in any catagory
     
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    My wife.
     
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    Lady Jane Grey, who held the throne of England for 9 days after the death of Henry VIII's son, Edward. When Queen Mary offered her her life in exchange for converting to Catholicism, she chose to be beheaded rather than give up her beliefs. She was 15.

    I can't help but admire anyone with the strength of character to hold to her convictions that strongly, especially at such a young age.
     
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    My mother, God rest her soul.
     
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    Xenophon Gone and forgotten

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    The guy that invented clothspins.

    Genius.
     
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    Alexander the Great. One of the greatest military geniuses of all times.

    Kicked some serious ass before he even turned 30.
     
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    alexander the great, xenophon, the anonymous viking at stamford bridge, che, napoleon, the white death.

    lots of other military geniuses as well that i have studied
     
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    You Marty--I want to be you
     
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    Marie Curie - woman in a man's field, Nobel Physicist, what more need be said
    Audy Murphy - Little guy, great big brass ones, "Somebody had to hold the Germans back"
    Jules Verne - Takes nerve to write, takes nerve to speculate, takes brains to do both well
     
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    Sir Thomas More - beheaded for refusing to swear to the Act of Succession. A man of peace and principle.
    Charles Darwin - not just for 30 years of groundbreaking research leading to a completely new way of looking at the world around us, but also for publishing a work that he knew would lead to him being shunned by much of Victorian society. Happy 200th anniversary.
    W.L.S. Churchill - despite all his faults, cometh the hour, cometh the man. Died 2 days after I was born (possibly on hearing the news).
    My parents, Tom and Molly - I miss you both.
     
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