This is another Polycarp-provokes-a-discussion thread. Scenario: You and your SO are planning an evening of dinner, after-dinner beverages, and conversation. Mr. Peabody and Sherman his pet boy have graciously consented to use the Wayback Machine to bring you any four historical or quasi-historical people you choose to attend your party, from anywhere in time. (Quasi-historical, to avoid sidetracks like, was Jesus real? or whatever: if you choose to invite Agamemnon, we will assume for the thread that the Trojan War legends were founded on fact.)
Your challenge: What four people would you invite, and why? Or, after people have posted their answers, you may question their choices on the basis of exploring why that person might be interesting to have at your party.