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Nancy Wake

Nancy Wake

Wake was a distinguished servicewoman, proving to be a exceptional leader who, at great personal risk, dealt successfully with issues that were of the highest importance. It was very unusual for a woman to be working in one of the most dangerous arenas of the Second World War – but throughout the qualities she displayed are the hallmarks of a heroic leader in the truest sense of the definition.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte

The mere mention of Napoleon Bonaparte stirs emotions. The events of his life have fuelled the imaginations of film makers and playwrights, who have done much to expand the Napoleonic legend.

Nellie Bly

Nellie Bly

She was a true pioneer, leading the creation of investigative journalism as well as breaking all sense of social constraint as related to women of her time. This work, her place as America’s first female war correspondent, and her trip around the world, have left Bly as one of the true heroes of her time.

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

The award of the Nobel Peace Prize and becoming the first democratically elected President of South Africa, were the culmination of a long and harrowing journey for Nelson Mandela.

Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis

Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis

Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis are best known as being "The Skype Guys" but for years they've been pioneering revolutionary programs that have changed the way that the internet is used. From controversial programs like Kazaa to the creation of Altnet, the world's first secure peer to peer wholesale network.