Historical People

Scroll down to find articles providing information about the most important people in history

Scroll down to find articles providing information about the most important people in history


The Berlin Wall And Günter Schabowski

There are very few moments where one individual caused a singular, significant moment in history. When it comes to the fall of the Berlin Wall, no one person can take credit for its end. The collapse of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989 sent shock waves throughout the world…

Nicolae Ceaușescu: The Televised Revolution

The following post is by guest contributor Brendan Woldman. Using media for revolutionary purposes is not unique to the modern era. From the English Revolution of the 17th century to the French and American Revolutions of the 18th century to the Russian and Chinese Revolutions of the 20th century, the…

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William I

Famous for being conquering England and becoming King Born - c 1027 exact date unknown, Normandy Parents - Robert of Normandy, Herlette of Falaise Siblings - Half brothers - Odo of Bayeux, Robert Married - Matilda of Flanders Children - Robert Curthose, Richard, William II, Adela, Henry I Died -…

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William Caxton

Famous for printing and translating books into English Born - c1422 exact date unknown Parents - Not known Siblings - Not known Married - Not known Children - Not known Died - March 1492  William Caxton was born in Kent around the year 1422. As a teenager he was apprenticed…

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Queen Victoria

Famous for being Queen of United Kingdom and Ireland, longest reigning monarch 64 years Born - 24th May 1819 - Kensington Palace, London Parents - Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, Princess Victoria Siblings - None Married - Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg Children - Victoria, Edward VII, Alice, Alfred, Helena, Louise,…

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Thomas Becket

Famous for being Archbishop of Canterbury murdered in his own cathedral Born - c1118 - exact date not known Parents - Gilbert Becket, Matilda Becket Siblings - not known Married - No Children - No Died - 29th December 1170 - Murdered in Canterbury Cathedral  Thomas Becket was born in…

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Pierre de Coubertin

Famous for founding the International Olympic Committee and beginning the Modern Olympic Games Born - 1st January 1863 - Paris, France Parents - Charles Louis Frédy, Baron de Coubertin and Marie–Marcelle Gigault de Crisenoy Siblings - Paul, Albert and Marie Married - Mary Rothan Children - a son Jacques and…

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Perkin Warbeck

Famous for being a pretender to the English throne Born - Not known Parents - Not known - Warbeck claimed parentage - Edward IV, Elizabeth Woodville Siblings - Not known Married - No Children - None Died - 23rd November 1499, Tyburn London, hanged   In 1483 Edward IV had…

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Oliver Cromwell

Famous for being Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland Born - 25th April 1599 Parents - Robert Cromwell, Elizabeth Steward Siblings - Not known Married - Elizabeth Bourchier Children - Robert, Oliver, Bridget, Richard, Henry, Elizabeth, Mary, Frances Died - 3rd September 1658 , London   Oliver Cromwell was born…

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Olaudah Equiano

Famous for being an African slave Born - c 1745 exact date unknown, Nigeria Parents - Not known Siblings - 5 brothers, 1 sister Married - Susanah Cullen Children - Joanna Vassa, Anna Maria Vassa Died - 31st March 1797  Olaudah Equiano was born in 1745 in the African country…

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