Abe Lincoln. Top Egg. But would plan my leisure time better.
"Tell you what darling, I'm a bit bushed tonight; let's just stay in and watch telly, I can't be bothered going to the theatre after all. Turn the channel over, 'I'm A Confederate Get Me Out Of Here!' starts in a bit."
I would be Marshal Ney because he was a big blerk, found of an ale or seven, liked a punch-up, had ginger hair and got loads of totty. Also he was rich, rich you hear, mwahahahaha!! Not so keen on the firing squad angle, I may have to rethink this one...
Would have to be Napolean...then I'd do the egypt thing, become fascinated with Islam, realise the truth of La ilaha Il Allah, translate it into French something like 'Il y a non dieu, mais le Dieu', and make its a secret in the French army, maybe making part of a code of honour, so today all the Legions were actually crazed warriors of 'Le Dieu'
It'd have to be Nosey. 1st Duke of Wellington. Rich, educated, enjoyed shagging prozzies, spend 20 years beating 7 shades of whatever out of just about anyone, but ESPECIALLY the French. Come home a Duke and then proceed to run the country to the detriment of chavs!!