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Mark Twain

Mark Twain was one of the greatest American authors and humorists. His original name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens. He picked up the pen name Mark Twain while writing for the Virginia City newspaper in 1863. He was born on November 30th, 1835, two months prematurely in Florida,...

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Charles Perrault

Charles Perrault was a French author and poet. He is best known for writing the Mother Goose Fairytales. He created fairy tales from already existing folk tales. He played a prominent role in a literary controversy known as the dispute between the Ancients and Moderns and also served as the...

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Alfred Nobel

Alfred Nobel was a Swedish inventor, chemist and weapons developer. He is best known for the invention of dynamite. His complete name was Alfred Bernhard Nobel. He was born on October 21, 1833. His father Immanuel Nobel was an engineer, architect, inventor and industrialist. He invented both the...

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Democritus

Democritus was an ancient Greek natural philosopher. He was best known for the development of the most accurate early atomic theory of the universe. He is also known as ‘the Laughing Philosopher’ as he was often cheerful while at work. It is believed that Democritus was born around 460...

Democritus

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George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver was a prominent African-American scientist and inventor. He is well known for his work with peanuts that give him a nickname ‘the Peanut Man’. He did a lot of research into new and alternate uses for peanuts. He even delivered a speech before the Peanut Growers...

George Washington Carver

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Kit Carson

Kit Carson was an American soldier, trapper, and frontiersman. He was also an Indian agent and made important contributions to the Westward expansion of the country. He was born on December 24, 1809 in Madison County, Kentucky. His father Lindsey Carson was a farmer and also fought in the...

Kit Carson

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Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela was the first black President of South Africa and also the first black man to be elected in a fully representative election. He is considered the father of Modern South Africa. He was born on July 18, 1918, in...

Nelson Mandela

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George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright who wrote more than 60 plays during his lifetime. He was born on July 26, 1856 in Dublin, Ireland. He was the third and the youngest child. His early education was done in tutoring...

George Bernard Shaw

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Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina is the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard company. She was the first woman to head a Fortune 500 company. She was born as Cara Carleton Sneed on September 6, 1954, in Austin, Texas. She started her career as a secretary in a small real-estate business. Carly also dropped out of a law...

Carly Fiorina

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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was one of the history’s most famous playwrights. He was also considered as the world’s greatest dramatists. He wrote a total of 38 plays and 154 sonnets. He was born on April 26, 1564. His parents were John and Mary Shakespeare. John Shakespeare was elected to a...

William Shakespeare

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Nat Turner Facts

Nat Turner was an African American slave who led an effective slave rebellion in the US history. He was born circa October 2, 1800, on the Virginia Plantation of Benjamin Turner to an enslaved woman named Nancy....

Nat Turner Facts

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Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and social activist. He played an important role in the American civil rights movement. He also headed the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, the

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Sally Ride

Sally Ride was the first American woman to fly in the space. Her complete name was Sally Kristen Ride. She was born on May 26, 1951, in Encino, California. She initially wanted to become a professional tennis player. Sally enrolled at Stanford University in California and earned her bachelor’s...

Sally Ride

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Cyrus the Great

Cyrus the Great founded the Achaemenid Empire. He is also known as Cyrus II of Persia. He was the son of Cambyses I, the Persian king of Anshan and grandson of the Median king Astyages. He was born between 590 and 580 BC in Anshan, Iran. There is a legend told by Greek historian Herodotus that...

Cyrus the Great

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Hiroo Onoda

Hiroo Onoda was an Imperial Japanese Army officer. He was the second lieutenant. He refused to surrender after World War II ended and spent about 29 years in the jungle hiding. During this time, he killed 30 Filipinos assuming that they are enemy soldiers. Onoda was an intelligence officer...

Hiroo Onoda

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Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley is called the King of Rock n Roll. His complete name was Elvis Aaron Presley. He was born on January 8, 1935, in Mississippi, United States. He had an identical twin brother Jesse Garon who was...

Elvis Presley

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Mary Anning

Mary Anning was an English paleontologist and fossil collector. She did not receive any training but her technical illustrations were very detailed and accurate. Her findings gave her the title ‘the greatest fossilist the world...

Mary Anning

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CS Lewis

CS Lewis was a popular Irish writer. He is best known for his fantasy series ‘Chronicles of Narnia’. His complete name is Clive Staples Lewis. He was born in Belfast, Ireland on November 29, 1989. His parents were Flora August...

CS Lewis

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Queen Elizabeth II

The full name of Queen Elizabeth II is Elizabeth Alexandria Mary Windsor. She is head of the Commonwealth which is a group of 53 sovereign states. She was given her own flag in 1960, to symbolize this position. She is the oldest reigning monarch in the entire world. She surpassed her...

Queen Elizabeth II

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Mother Teresa

The real name of Mother Teresa was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. She is best known as ‘the nun that helped poor’. She was born on August 26, 1910, in Macedonia. She belonged to a family that was financially secured. Her parents were...

Mother Teresa

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Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso is considered the greatest artist of the 20th century. He was a true polymath. He was a painter, sculptor, poet, print writer and playwright. Picasso is known as one of the two inventors of the modern art movement called Cubism. George Braque was the other one. This...

Pablo Picasso

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Hernando de Soto

Hernando de Soto was a Spanish explorer. He participated in the conquests of Central America and Peru. He is also credited with the discovery of Mississippi River....

Hernando de Soto

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Sacagawea Facts

Sacagawea is best known for her contribution in the Lewis-Clark Expedition into the American West. She was also skilled at finding edible plants. Her name means in the Shoshone language ‘Bird Woman’ and in Hidatsa ‘Boat Launcher’. It is believed that she was born in 1788 in Lemhi County,...

Sacagawea Facts

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Kathryn Sullivan

Kathryn Sullivan is a former NASA astronaut. Her full name is Kathryn Dwyer Sullivan. She was born on October 3, 1951, in Paterson, New Jersey. She became the first American women to perform a 3.5 hours spacewalk. She was a part of the...

Kathryn Sullivan

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All about Hatshepsut

Hatshepsut was the longest and second ever reigning female pharaoh of Kemet. She ruled for more than 20 years. Her name Hatshepsut means ‘Foremost of Noble Women’. She is also considered one of the most popular and successful Pharaohs of Kemet. She was the only child of King Thutmose I and...

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