# Historical figure sudoku

This sudoku hides a famous person from the past. A solution will be accepted if the sudoku is solved (with steps to solve).

The letters used are: abceloprt (in alphabetical order).

PS. Accidentally, there is also a bonus historical figure in the middle (not diagonally).

• Without bothering with the Sudoku, is it a friend of Mark Antony? Aug 24 '16 at 18:16
• It might be. :) Aug 24 '16 at 18:28
• There should be an alphabetical-sudokus tag, considering I've done one recently too Aug 24 '16 at 18:36
• @BeastlyGerbil I think that the term is [wordoku]... Aug 24 '16 at 19:06
• @Mithrandir, well I just created the alphaduko tag but guess that could be a synonym Aug 24 '16 at 19:21

Cleopatra

And the bonus is Plato ;)

• Now if only you explain how you solved the sudoku. :) And if you name the other accidental historical figure - unfortunately, can't give bonus upvotes. :) Aug 24 '16 at 18:36
• So how specific are you wanting the steps to solve? I solved it the same way you solve any sudoku by going through the board figuring out where letters fit according the the standard rules of sudoku, I actually missed the letters being given above and scanned the board to get the nine unique letters first. Aug 24 '16 at 18:39
• Well, I hope so. Otherwise, it could be cheating a bit :) I am accepting the answer as it has an image with the Sudoku solved and named both the historical figures. :) Aug 24 '16 at 18:41

Not sure how to format - looks good in edit view...

 +---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
| C | p | o | l | e | t | r | a | b |
+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
| a | L | t | p | r | b | c | o | e |
+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
| r | b | E | c | a | o | p | l | t |
+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
| l | t | a | O | c | r | b | e | p |
+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
| b | r | c | e | P | l | a | t | o |
+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
| o | e | p | b | t | A | l | c | r |
+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
| e | a | b | r | o | c | T | p | l |
+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
| t | o | l | a | b | p | e | R | c |
+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
| p | c | r | t | l | e | o | b | A |
+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+

• A solution will be accepted if the sudoku is solved (with steps to solve). This answer does not sufficiently answer the question posed.
– Will
Aug 24 '16 at 18:30
• I upvoted your answer, but accepted the other as it had more information first - the solved sudoku, the historical figure and even the bonus one. Aug 24 '16 at 18:47