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There are 22 historical figures on this board. Can you find them all?

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  • $\begingroup$ very nice! i got 10 ... is diagonal valid? $\endgroup$ – lois6b Aug 25 '16 at 8:21
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, diagonal is valid, too. $\endgroup$ – Maria Deleva Aug 25 '16 at 8:22
  • $\begingroup$ The only valid paths are lines, columns and diagonals. Is this correct? $\endgroup$ – Ivanhoe Aug 25 '16 at 8:51
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    $\begingroup$ It's times like this that I wish questions were +10... $\endgroup$ – Mithrandir Aug 25 '16 at 13:14
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    $\begingroup$ @Mithrandir, I actually did a lousy job with this question, although I worked several hours on it. I did a few mistakes that I should have noticed. $\endgroup$ – Maria Deleva Aug 25 '16 at 13:17
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Aristotle (10,11 - 10,3)
Bach (7,9 - 4,6)
Caesar (4,1 - 9,1)
Churchill (4,1 - 4,9)
Cleopatra (12,10. 12,2)
Curie (3,7 - 3,3)
Da Vinci (5,3 - 11,3)
Edison (10,1 - 5,6)
Einstein (8,9 - 2,9)
Gogh (7,2 - 3,2)
Joan Of Arc (13,2 - 13,10)
Lama (4,8 - 1,8) - As in Dalai Lama.
Lenin (7,5 - 11,1)
Monroe (2,8 - 2,3) I refuse to link Marilyn. She's not "historical" :)
Plato (9,7 - 13,3)
Poe (12,6 - 12,8) - thanks @Kruga - this was not intended
Ramses II (1,9 - 1,4)
Roosevelt (4,4 - 12,4)
Stalin (11,7 - 11,2)
Twain (1,10 - 5,6)
Wilde (2,9 - 6,9)

The rest are here just because I was instructed to add them so the puzzle would be complete.
All credits go to Kruga. I would not be able to find them otherwise.

From the remaining letters you can form:

Mozart
Voltaire
Descartes

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  • $\begingroup$ @Marius, if you noticed the comment I made to Radoslav, this is not what I meant with anagrams. Did you notice that I am very eager to remove some non-intended answers, while I let other be? Like Poe, or Nunh (suggested by Yandrakus). Have a break. The puzzle will be right here. Unless someone solves it. I promise I won't give away anything more for at least a couple of hours. :) $\endgroup$ – Maria Deleva Aug 25 '16 at 11:19
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    $\begingroup$ @Marius I think you should use Kruga's answer to complete the puzzle, yes your answer is most complete. $\endgroup$ – rhsquared Aug 25 '16 at 13:09
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Based on the hints given, I believe we have to use the unused letters as an anagram, which can make

Mozart
Voltaire
Descartes

Leaving us with D and U unused

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  • $\begingroup$ You are correct! @Kruga. $\endgroup$ – Maria Deleva Aug 25 '16 at 13:01
  • $\begingroup$ @MariaDeleva but there is no I letter left to be used. Unless the pharaoh in question is I and not II $\endgroup$ – rhsquared Aug 25 '16 at 13:05
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    $\begingroup$ The I in the bottom left corner is unused $\endgroup$ – Kruga Aug 25 '16 at 13:06
  • $\begingroup$ @Kruga - you are right, missed this one $\endgroup$ – rhsquared Aug 25 '16 at 13:08
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Partial answer:

A little helper for those still searching the missing 3 words

Bach - thanks @Marius Caesar
da Vinci
Roosevelt
Wilde
Churchill
Joan of Arc
Aristotle
Ramses
Monroe
Curie
Einstein
Stalin
Plato
Lenin
Edison
Cleopatra
Twain Bach
Gogh

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  • $\begingroup$ One of them is missing something. :) $\endgroup$ – Maria Deleva Aug 25 '16 at 8:34
  • $\begingroup$ And Celler was also not intended. Ah. Perhaps I should change a bit the puzzle to avoid these not intended finds? $\endgroup$ – Maria Deleva Aug 25 '16 at 8:40
  • $\begingroup$ PS. I made an edit - changed the places of two letters only, to avoid Volta and Celler in the answers. Sorry for that. $\endgroup$ – Maria Deleva Aug 25 '16 at 8:45
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    $\begingroup$ @MariaDeleva NP, I removed them from my list. $\endgroup$ – rhsquared Aug 25 '16 at 8:48
  • $\begingroup$ Only the bottom part of the little helper could be helpful. $\endgroup$ – Maria Deleva Aug 25 '16 at 10:37
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I got a few only: (you can use them in your answers)

Einstein (8,8 - 8,2)
Stalin (11,7 - 11,2)
Cleopatra (12,10 - 12,1)
Joan of Arc (13,2, 13,10)

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Partial answer:

Horizontal:

Caesar, Gogh, Da Vinci, Roosevelt, Wilde, Aristotle, Nuhn, (Ferner Nuhn dunno if correct but I'm quite sure that it isn't xD)

Vertical:

Ramses, Monroe, Curie, Churchill, Einstein, Stalin, Cleopatra, Joan of Arc,

Diagonal:

S. Bach (Sebastian Bach as @MasterofMuppets suggest?), Twain, Edison, Lenin, Plato,

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  • $\begingroup$ Marius already has most of the answer figured out. Only the last 3 remain. But there the logic is different (there is one more tag to this puzzle - anagram). P.S. Nuhn, as well as Poe, were not intended, but could be bonus ones. $\endgroup$ – Maria Deleva Aug 25 '16 at 11:05
  • $\begingroup$ Yep, I saw the anagram tag but since you said "it means something else" I'm still guessing what are you refering to. Because I found Carnot but in a quite messy way that doesn't fit on the 3 categories I posted on my partial answer. $\endgroup$ – Yandrakus Aug 25 '16 at 11:12
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    $\begingroup$ The final 3 wouldn't fit these 3 categories. But Carnot is not amongst them. $\endgroup$ – Maria Deleva Aug 25 '16 at 11:22
  • $\begingroup$ Could be that the remaining 3 names should be build around the spare letters? $\endgroup$ – Yandrakus Aug 25 '16 at 11:41
  • $\begingroup$ @Yandarkus, maybe... Did you try something? $\endgroup$ – Maria Deleva Aug 25 '16 at 11:45

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