# Form the English alphabet using thirteen people

Thirteen well known people (some of them alive and some of them deceased) are numbered from 1 to 13.

Instead of revealing who they are, the following clues are provided:

1. An Italian football player.
2. An American Rapper.
3. A German classical scholar.
4. A Swedish politician.
5. A French-Swiss actress.
6. An English musician.
7. An American combat pilot.
8. A Russian author.
9. A Czech-American tennis player.
10. An American celebrity chef.
11. An American freelance writer.
12. An English naturalist.
13. An Italian race car driver.

When all these people are placed side-by-side in some specific order, they will complete the English alphabet (where all the letters will be in order while reading from left to right).

Here is a partially completed version of it:

Fill up the empty blocks with the remaining numbers to complete it.

Solution

1. An Italian football player. – Sandro Tonali
2. An American Rapper. – Kendrick Lamar
3. A German classical scholar. – Wilhelm Xylander
4. A Swedish politician. – Olof Palme
5. A French-Swiss actress. – Irene Jacob
6. An English musician. – George Harrison
7. An American combat pilot. – Quentin Roosevelt
8. A Russian author. – Yevgeny Zamyatin
9. A Czech-American tennis player. – Martina Navrátilová
10. An American celebrity chef. – Anthony Bourdain
11. An American freelance writer. – Ursula Vernon
12. An English naturalist. – Charles Darwin
13. An Italian race car driver. – Enzo Ferrari

In order:

 10 12 13 06 05 02 09 04 07 01 11 03 08
AB CD EF GH IJ KL MN OP QR ST UV WX YZ

Solving notes

There's a handy website that allows you to search for famous people with the given initials. There are definitely some dead end paths – for example, I had Quando Rondo for #2 and Gottfried Hermann for #3 for a while but had to change them around as the rest didn't work. It feels reasonably certain that these are the intended answers once you find a grouping with a valid answer for each number. The given numbers are a big help in fixing the correct order, like the #10 in the first cell immediately tells you that the celebrity chef has to be A.B. The hardest one for me to find was #7, because the fact that he was a combat pilot is often not the first thing mentioned about that person.