Sir Isaac Newton

When did he live? Isaac Newton was born on December 25th 1642 in Lincolnshire, England. He died on March 20th 1727 at the age of 84. Listen Why is he…

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Edward VIII

When did he live? Edward David was born on June 23rd 1894. He died on May 28th 1972 in Paris. Why is he famous? Edward became King Edward VIII on…

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John Lennon

When did he live? John Lennon was born on October 9th 1940 in Liverpool. He was killed on December 8th 1980 in New York. John Lennon, Musician Why is he…

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Abraham Lincoln

When did he live? Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12th 1809 in Kentucky. He was assassinated on April 15th 1865. Listen Why is he famous? Lincoln was the 16th…

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Stephen Hendry

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…

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Jane Austen

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…

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William Shakespeare

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…

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Margaret Thatcher

When did she live? Margaret Roberts was born on October 13th 1925. She married Denis Thatcher in 1951. She died on April 8th 2013. Listen Why is she famous? Margaret…

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James Clerk Maxwell

A Young James Clerk Maxwell When did he live? James Clerk was born on 13 June 1831 in Edinburgh. He added the name Maxwell later after inheriting an estate connected…

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