Edward VIII

Edward VIII, King of The UK When did he live? Edward David was born on June 23rd 1894. He died on May 28th 1972 in Paris. A Young Edward VIII Why is he famous? Edward became King Edward VIII on January 20th 1936 after the death of his father George…
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John Lennon

John Lennon, Musician When did he live? John Lennon was born on October 9th 1940 in Liverpool. He was killed on December 8th 1980 in New York. Why is he famous? Lennon was a member of The Beatles, one of the most successful bands in history. Together with Paul McCartney…
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Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the USA When did he live? Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12th 1809 in Kentucky. He was assassinated on April 15th 1865. Why is he famous? Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States (1860-1865). He is most famous for being the…
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Stephen Hendry

Stephen Hendry, Snooker Player When was he born? Stephen Hendry was born on January 13th 1969 in Edinburgh. He grew up in nearby Fife. Why is he famous? Hendry is one of the most successful snooker players in history. He won 7 World Titles, all in the 1990s, dominating the…
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Jane Austen

Jane Austen, Author When did she live? Jane Austen was born in Steventon, Hampshire, England, on 16 December 1775. She died on 18 July 1817 Why is she famous? Jane Austen is one of England's most famous writers. She is also possibly the most famous female writer from a time…
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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, Playwright and Poet When did he live? William Shakespeare's exact date of birth is unknown, but it is believed to be April 23rd 1564. He died on April 23rd in 1616 (his believed birthday). A Young William Shakespeare Why is he famous? Many people say he is Britain's…
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Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister When did she live? Margaret Roberts was born on October 13th 1925. She married Denis Thatcher in 1951. She died on April 8th 2013. Why is she famous? Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister of the UK for 11 years (1979-1990, the longest term for any…
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James Clerk Maxwell

James Clerk Maxwell, Mathematical Physicist When did he live? James Clerk was born on 13 June 1831 in Edinburgh. He died on 5 November 1879. He added the name Maxwell later after inheriting an estate connected to the Maxwell family. A Young James Clerk Maxwell Why is he famous? Maxwell…
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Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali, Boxer When was he born? Cassius Clay was born on January 17th 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky. In 1964 he changed his name to Muhammad Ali. Why is he famous? Muhammad Ali is regarded as one of the greatest heavyweight boxers in history. He won the world heavyweight title…
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Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini, Magician and Escapologist When did he live? Erik Weisz was born on March 24, 1874 in Budapest, Hungary. He died, named Harry Houdini, on October 31, 1926 A Young Harry Houdini Why is he famous? Harry Houdini was a famous magician, particularly gifted at escapology. Whether in handcuffs,…
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