Historical People

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William I

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...
William Caxton

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...
Queen Victoria

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...
Thomas Becket

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...
Pierre de Coubertin

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,...
Perkin Warbeck

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...
Oliver Cromwell

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,...

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Olaudah Equiano

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...
Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

Famous for being leader of the ANC, President of South Africa Born – 18th July 1918, Mvezo, South Africa Parents – Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa, Nosekeni Fanny Siblings – 3 Sisters, 3 half-sisters, 6 half brothers Married – 1. Evelyn Ntoko...
Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte

Famous for being a Emperor of France  Born – 15th August 1769,  Ajaccio, Corsica Parents – Carlo Buonaparte, Letizia Ramolino Siblings – Joseph, Lucien, Elisa, Louis, Pauline, Caroline, Jerome Married – 1. Josephine de Beauharnais...
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