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John Keats

John Keats was an English poet. He published only fifty four poems in three small books and a few magazines but had one of the most remarkable careers as a poet. He used a wide range of poetic forms including odes and sonnets. Early Life: - He was born on October 31, 1795...

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Pope Francis

Pope Francis is one of the most well-known figures in the world. He is the leader of the Roman Catholic Church. His original name is Jorge Mario Bergoglio. In March 2013, he was elected the 266th pope. He took his papal title after St. Francis of Assisi of

Pope Francis

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William Herschel

William Herschel was a German-British astronomer who is well known for his discovery of the planet Uranus and its two moons. He also formulated a theory of stellar evolution. He is widely credited as the founder of...

William Herschel

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King Alfred

King Alfred was ruler of the West Saxons and the first regent to declare himself to be king of the Anglo-Saxons. He ruled Wessex, the area south of the River...

King Alfred

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George VI Facts

George VI was the British monarch from 1936 to 1952. He was the second son of the Duke of York, George V. He was born at York Cottage, Sandringham, on December 15, 1895. George VI was Prince Albert before ascending to the throne. He was born fourth in line to the throne and became known as...

George VI Facts

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Svetlana Savitskaya

Svetlana Savitskaya is a former Soviet Cosmonaut. She was the second woman in space and the first one to walk in space. She was born on August 8, 1948 in Moscow, Russia....

Svetlana Savitskaya

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Luis Alvarez

Luis Alvarez was an American experimental physicist. He was most famous for the discovery of the iridium layer and his theory that the mass extinction of dinosaurs was caused by an asteroid or comet colliding with

Luis Alvarez

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Leonardo Fibonacci

Leonardo Fibonacci was an Italian mathematician who is most famous for introducing Fibonacci sequence. He is also known as Leonardo of Pisa. Leonardo was believed to be the most gifted mathematician of the middle Ages. He was born around 1170 in Pisa,

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Erwin Schrodinger

Erwin Schrodinger was a famous Austrian physicist. He is known as the father of quantum physics. His research was instrumental in the modern understanding of quantum theory. He established the wave mechanics formulation of quantum mechanics. He was born on August 12, 1887, in Vienna,

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Ed White – US Astronaut

Ed White was an American test pilot and astronaut. He became the first American to take a spacewalk. He was born on November 14, 1930 in San Antonio, Texas. His complete name was Edward Higgins "Ed" White II. His father also served in the United States Air Force. Ed went up in an old T-6...

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Jane and the Chimpanzees

At the age of 26, Jane Goodall went to Tanzania to study chimpanzees. Her father had given her a stuffed toy chimpanzee, Jubilee, when she was a child instead of a teddy bear. From that little toy, grew an interest in and love for these...

Jane and the Chimpanzees

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Grace Hopper

Grace Hopper was a computer scientist and inventor of the first compiler. She is also credited with coining the terms ‘bug’ and ‘de-bug’ as related to computer errors. She was born on December 9, 1906 in New York,

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Immanuel Kant

Immanuel Kant was a German philosopher who is known for his comprehensive and systematic work in epistemology. He was one of the foremost thinkers of the Enlightenment. He was born on April 22, 1724 in Konigsberg, Prussia. He lived in this remote province for his entire life. His father was...

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Peggy Whitson – American Astronaut

Peggy Whitson is an American biochemist and astronaut. She was the first female commander of the International Space Station (ISS). She was born on February 9, 1960 in Iowa,

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Emmy Noether

Emmy Noether was an influential mathematician of her time. She made several major contributions to abstract algebra and theoretical physics. She was born on March 23, 1882 to a middle class Jewish family in Germany. Her father Max...

Emmy Noether

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Roberta Bondar

Roberta Bondar is the first female Canadian astronaut and also the very first neurologist to travel into space. She was born on December 4, 1946 in Sault Ste-Marie, Ontario. She attended the University of Guelph and...

Roberta Bondar

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Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan was an American astronomer, astrophysicist, author and researcher. He was born on November 9, 1934, in New York City. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degree in

Carl Sagan

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Gus Grissom

Gus Grissom was an American astronaut. He was a mechanical engineer, and a United States test pilot. He was one of the original seven astronauts selected for NASA's Project Mercury in April 1959. After

Gus Grissom

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George Mallory

George Mallory was an English explorer and mountaineer. He was a leading member of early expeditions to Mount Everest. He also fought in World War 1 as part of the Royal Garrison Artillery. In May 1917 he was forced to return...

George Mallory

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Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Jocelyn Bell Burnell is a British astrophysicist. She is best known for her discovery of the first radio pulsars along with Antony Hewish who was her thesis supervisor. She is also the first woman to become President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2014....

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Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher was the first woman ever to become British Prime Minister as well as the first woman to head a European government. She was born on October 13, 1925. Her birth name was Margaret Hilda Roberts. Her father Alfred Roberts was a grocer and local alderman who later became the...

Margaret Thatcher

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Junko Tabei

Junko Tabei was one of the most famous female mountaineers. She is best known as the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest. She achieved this milestone on May 16, 1975. Despite this, she was the thirty sixth...

Junko Tabei

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Pete Conrad

Pete Conrad was a famous NASA astronaut who is best known as the third person after Neil Armstrong and Buzz...

Pete Conrad

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Alexander Fleming

Sir Alexander Fleming was one of the most influential scientists of his time. He is best known for his Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the antibiotic penicillin in 1928. Penicillin has saved about millions of people’s lives. Fleming was born in Scotland on August 6, 1881. He completed a...

Alexander Fleming

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Scott Kelly

Scott Kelly is a former NASA astronaut. He has become one of the greatest pioneers in history after spending 340 consecutive days in space. He is a former...

Scott Kelly

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