Resources About Famous People and Explorers For Kids

List of Famous People From Wyoming

Below is a list of famous people from Wyoming. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, Old West figure; helped create Cody Aaron Elling, professional football player; played for the University of Wyoming; lived in Lander Adam Archuleta, professional football player; born in Rock Springs Alan K. Simpson, U.S. Senator Alexandra Fuller, writer, author of Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight; lives in […]

List of Famous People From Wisconsin

Below is a list of famous people from Wisconsin. A. Carl Leopold, Graduate Dean of University of Nebraska–Lincoln A. Starker Leopold A. Starker Leopold, Professor of Zoology and Conservation at University of California, Berkeley Abner Biberman, actor and director Alan Klapmeier, aircraft designer and aviation entrepreneur Albin C. Bro, President of Shimer College Alexander M. Cutler, chief executive […]

List Of Famous People From The State Of Washington

Below you will find a list of people from Washington (state). Adam Morrison, professional basketball player Adam West, actor; played Batman on TV series Alex Smith, quarterback for Kansas City Chiefs Amanda Knox, university student accused of murdering Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy Amber Lancaster, actress, model, The Hard Times of RJ Berger, The Price […]

List of Famous People From Virginia A-Z

Below is a list of famous people from Virginia. List of Famous People From Virginia A. P. Carter – Musician, singer, songwriter, member of the Carter Family Aaron Brooks – professional football quarterback for the Oakland Raiders Aaron Rouse Adam Birch – former professional wrestler for World Wrestling Entertainment’s SmackDown! Adrian Cronauer – disc jockey Adriana Trigiani […]

List of Famous People From Vermont A-Z

Below is a list of famous people from Vermont List of Famous People From Vermont “Dr. Bob” Smith, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous A. Atwater Kent A. E. Douglass, astronomer Aaron H. Cragin Aaron Lewis, band member from Rutland Albert Carrington Alden Partridge Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian author, historian, and 1970 recipient of Nobel Prize for Literature, lived in Vermont to avoid persecution in Russia, […]

List of Famous People From Utah A-Z

Below you will find a list of famous people from Utah. List of Famous People From Utah Allison Holker jazz dancer Alma Richards first Olympic gold medalist from Utah Amanda Righetti actress, The Mentalist, North Shore, Reunion Anthony Geary actor in several daytime television series Barry Mower businessperson, owner of Lifetime Products Ben Cahoon Slotback for the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes, […]

List of Famous People From Texas

Below is a list of famous people from Texas List of Famous US Presidents from Texas George H.W. Bush George W. Bush Dwight Eisenhower Lyndon B. Johnson List of Famous Models from Texas Brooke Burns Lois Chiles Chloe Dao Ciara Marisol Deluna Kelly Emberg Tom Ford Natasha Galkina Jerry Hall Angie Harmon Kimberly Holland Irlene Mandrell […]

List Of Famous People From Tennessee A-Z

Below is a list of famous people from Tennessee List Of Famous People From Tennessee “Uncle Dave” Macon Aaron Benward Aaron Douglas Abe Fortas Adm. Frank B. Kelso Adriane Lenox Albert Gore, Jr., 45th Vice President of the United States, 1993-2001 Albert Gore, Sr. Alberta Hunter Alex Haley Alexander Bonnyman, Jr. Alfred O. P. Nicholson Allen Tate Alvin York, World War I soldier who […]

List of Famous People From South Dakota

List of famous people from South Dakota List of Famous Actors from South Dakota Catherine Bach January Jones Nicky Katt Cheryl Ladd Dorothy Provine David Soul Casey Tibbs Mamie Van Doren List of Famous Artists from South Dakota Harvey Dunn James Earle Fraser – sculptor, spent much of his life in Mitchell Paul Goble – author and […]

List of Famous People from South Carolina A-Z

Below is a lift of famous people from South Carolina List of Famous People from South Carolina “Shoeless” Joe Jackson Ainsley Earhardt Al “Flip” Rosen Albert Haynesworth Alex Barron Alex English Alice Childress Althea Gibson Andie MacDowell André Goodman Andre Roberts Andrew Jackson Andy Dick Andy Lee Angelica Singleton Van Buren Angell Conwell Anthony Johnson Armstrong Williams […]

List of Famous People From Rhode Island

Below is a list of famous people from Rhode Island. List of Famous Athletes From Rhode Island Bill Almon Deon Anderson Billy Andrade Demetrius Andrade Rocco Baldelli Marvin Barnes Elizabeth Beisel Harvey Bennett Bryan Berard Will Blackmon Brian Boucher Pedro Braz Brian Burke Keith Carney Ernie Calverley Mike Cloud Jill Craybas Ernie DiGregorio Clark Donatelli Anthony […]

List of Famous People From Pennsylvania

List of Famous Actors From Pennsylvania F. Murray Abraham Val Avery Kevin Bacon Carroll Baker Ethel Barrymore John Barrymore Gene Kelley Lionel Barrymore Jayce Bartok Blake Bashoff Alan Beckwith Maria Bello Julie Benz Larry Bishop Janet Blair Marc Blucas Walter Bobbie David Boreanaz Christian Bowman Jim Boyd Peter Boyle Rebecca Creskoff John Davidson Ann B. Davis […]

List of Famous People From Oregon A-Z

Below is a list of famous people from Oregon List of Famous People From Oregon A-Z Aaron Rowand Ad Rutschman Ahmad Rashād Alex Frost Alfred Carlton Gilbert Alfred Peet Alicia Lagano Ann Curry Anthony Wynn Beverly Cleary Bill Bowerman Bill Pearl, world champion bodybuilder Bob Mionske Bob Packwood Bob Welch, author and columnist Bobby Henderson, Pastafarian […]

List Of Famous People From Oklahoma

Below is a list of famous people from Oklahoma List Of Famous Politicians And Military Figures From Oklahoma Carl Albert Dewey F. BartlettSr. Dan Boren David Boren Joseph J. Clark William J. Crowe Drew Edmondson General Tommy Franks Bo Gritz Jeane Kirkpatrick Perle Mesta Daniel Patrick Moynihan Donald Lee “Don” Nickles George Nigh Tony Perkins Dennis Reimer Gene […]

List of Famous People From Ohio

Below is a list of famous people from Ohio. List of Famous Journalists, Writers, Cartoonists, Poets, Authors, Film Directors, Film Producers, Critics From Ohio Berenice Abbott Karen Ackerman Sherwood Anderson R.W. Apple, Jr. Brian Azzarello Natalie Barney Billy Bass Brian Michael Bendis Greg Berg Ambrose Bierce Hanne Blank Erma Bombeck Louis Bromfield Raymond Buckland Michael Buckley Milton […]

List of Famous People From North Dakota A-Z

Below is a list of famous people from North Dakota. List of Famous People From North Dakota A-Z Aagot Raaen – author and educator. Alan Ritchson Alf Clausen Angie Dickinson Ann Sothern Bobby Vee Brooks Bollinger CariDee English Winner of cycle 7 of ‘America’s Next Top Model’, host of tv show ‘Pretty Wicked’ Carl Ben Eielson […]

List of Famous People From North Carolina

Below is a list of famous people from North Carolina. List of Famous Public and Military Figures From North Carolina William Blount Erskine Bowles William G. Boykin, Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence under President George W. Bush and retired Lieutenant General for the U.S. Army Braxton Bragg Jim Broyhill Robert Byrd Julius L. Chambers Levi Coffin Josephus Daniels […]

List of Famous People From New York

Below is a list of famous people that were born in New York. List of Famous US Presidents From New York Martin Van Buren Millard Fillmore Chester A. Arthur Grover Cleveland Theodore Roosevelt Franklin D. Roosevelt List of Famous Vice Presidents From New York Aaron Burr George Clinton Schuyler Colfax Nelson Rockefeller William A. Wheeler List of Famous […]

List of Famous People From New Mexico

Below is a list of famous people from New Mexico. List of Famous Athletes From New Mexico Ross Anderson Hank Baskett Notah Begay III Brenda Burnside Jackie Chavez Ryan Cook Doug Eddings Arian Foster Jack Gardner Frank “Bruiser Brody” Goodish Fred Haney Pat Henry Damion James Ralph Kiner Nancy Lopez Ronnie Lott Steve Ontiveros Cody Ross Diego […]

List of Famous People From New Jersey A-Z

Below is a list of famous people from New Jersey. List of Famous People From New Jersey A-Z Aaron Yoo Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz Adam Bernstein Al Harrington Al Herpin Al Leiter Albert Young Alecko Eskandarian Alfred Kinsey Alfred Stieglitz Ali Larter Alice Paul Alisyn Camerota Allan Arkush Allen Garfield Allen Ginsberg Amiri Baraka Amos Alonzo Stagg Amy Locane […]

List of Famous People From New Hampshire

Below is a list of famous people that were born in New Hampshire. List of Famous Athletes From New Hampshire Ernest Blood Matt Bonner Chris Carpenter Charlie Davies Carlton Fisk Jeff Giuliano- native Scotty Lago Bode Miller Tara Mounsey Chad Paronto Penny Pitou Kevin Romine Leanne Smith Darius Songaila Birdie Tebbetts Bob Tewksbury Jenny Thompson Triple H Stan […]

List of Famous People From Nevada

Below is a list of famous people that were born in Nevada. List of Famous Political Figures From Nevada Mark E. Amodei – Member of the Nevada Senate from the Capital District Kathy Augustine, Helen Delich Bentley – former Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives Alan Bible, James Bilbray, Nevada’s first district, U.S. House of Representatives Emmet D. Boyle, Berkeley L. Bunker, Jim […]

List of Famous People From Arkansas

Below is a list of famous people that were born in Arkansas. List of Famous Actors From Arkansas Adams, Joey Lauren Alexander, Katherine Anderson, Bronco Billy Bentley, Wes Bumpass, Rodger Byrd-Nethery, Miriam Carter, Conlan Davis, Gail, film actress, best known as Annie Oakley from the 1950s television series Davis, Daniel Gauge Gerard, Gil Goff, Norris, actor, Abner of […]

List of Famous People From Nebraska

Below is a list of famous people that were born in Nebraska. List of Famous Politicians From Nebraska Jennifer Bear Eagle Commissioner of Nebraska Council of Indian Affairs. Lives in Omaha. Oglala Lakota Herbert Brownell, Jr. William Jennings Bryan Hugh A. Butler Ernie Chambers Dick Cheney Glenn Cunningham Carl Curtis Robert Vernon Denney J. James Exon Gerald Ford […]

List of Famous People From Montana

Below is a list of famous people that were born in Montana. List of Famous Political, Military and Native American Leaders From Montana Plenty Coups Thomas Leforge Ella Haskell Jeannette Rankin Burton K. Wheeler Robert “Robbie” Yellowtail Mike Mansfield James R. Browning William V. Roth, Jr. David Thatcher Loren Acton Marc Racicot Sidney Runyan Thomas Jacob […]

List of Famous People From Missouri

Below is a list of famous people that were born in Missouri. List of Famous Actors and Actresses from Missouri Robert Altman Scott Bakula Josephine Baker Tisha Terrasini Banker Gerry Becker Wallace Beery Linda Blair Norbert Leo Butz Conlan Carter Don Cheadle Anthony Cistaro actor Sarah Clarke Lynn Cohen actress Law & Order and Sex and the City Frank Converse […]

List of Famous People From Mississippi

Below is a list of famous people that were born in Mississippi. List of Famous Actors and Actresses From Mississippi Joey Lauren Adams Joshua Alba Mary Alice Dana Andrews Roscoe Ates Katherine Bailess Laura Bailey Earl W. Bascom Willie Best Jimmy Boyd Don Briscoe Geneva Carr Finn Carter Wally Cassell Lacey Chabert Wyatt Emory Cooper Cassi […]

List of Famous People From Minnesota A-Z

Below is a list of famous people that were born in Minnesota. List of Famous People From Minnesota A-Z A. A. Ames A. C. Townley Aaron Brown Aaron Hosack- football player Aaron Peterson – politician Aaron Sele Abigail and Brittany Hensel Adolph Murie Adolph Olson Eberhart Ahmad Rashād Al Blake Al Franken Al Quie Al Worthington Alan Hangsleben […]

List of Famous People From Michigan

Below is a list of famous people that were born in Michigan. List of Famous Directors, Filmmakers, and Producers From Michigan Mike Binder, director, screenwriter and actor Jerry Bruckheimer, movie and TV producer Kerry Conran, screenwriter and director Roger Corman, director and producer Robert J. Flaherty, filmmaker best known his Nanook of the North Francis Ford Coppola Albert […]

List of Famous People From Massachusetts

Below is a list of famous people that were born in Massachusetts. List of Famous Athletes From Massachusetts Jarrod Shoenmaker: US Olympian 2008 Beijing18th in Triathlon, second US athlete World Duathlon Champion 2009, Under 23 Triathlon World Champion 2004 Harry Agganis, baseball player Chris Alexander, baseball player Tony Amonte, hockey player Jerry Azumah, football player Jeff Bagwell, baseball player Tom Barrasso, hockey player Dana Barros, […]

List Of Famous People From Maryland

Below is a list of famous people that were born in Maryland. Politicians, Jurists, And Statesmen From Maryland Spiro T. Agnew, former Governor of Maryland and Vice President of the United States Charles Joseph Bonaparte, former Attorney General of the United States, founder of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, grand nephew of French emperor Napoleon I. John R. Bolton, 25th United States Ambassador to the United Nations Anthony G. Brown, current Lieutenant […]

List of Famous People From Maine A-Z

Below is a list of famous people that were born in Maine. List of Famous People From Maine A-Z Albion Woodbury Small Andrea Martin Andrew St. John Anna Belknap Anna Kendrick Bette Davis Bill Carrigan Bob Stanley Brian Butterfield C. J. Stevens C.A. Stephens Carroll Thayer Berry Charles Goddard Christopher Daniel Barnes Clarence White Conrad Chase […]

List of Famous People From Louisiana A-Z

Below is a list of famous people that were born in Louisiana. List of Famous People From Louisiana A-Z “Pistol” Pete Maravich A. Baldwin Wood A. T. Powers A.A. Fredericks A.C. “Ace” Clemons Jr. Aaron Morgan Aaron Neville Ada Jack Carver Snell Adah Isaacs Menken Adras LaBorde Adrian G. Duplantier Al Ater Al Hirt Albert Estopinal Albert Estopinal […]

List of Famous People From Kentucky

Below is a list of famous people that were born in Kentucky. Famous Authors and journalists From Kentucky James Lane Allen Wendell Berry Stephanie Bond Harry M. Caudill Clive Cussler Greg Downs John Fetterman Larry Flynt Joey Goebel Bobbie Ann Mason Ed McClanahan Gurney Norman Marsha Norman Andrew J. Offutt Chris Offutt David Pitts Richard RoBards Elizabeth Madox […]

List of Famous People From Kansas

Below is a list of famous people that were born in Kansas. List of Famous Artists From Kansas Grace Bilger Blackbear Bosin Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks John Steuart Curry Aaron Douglas Edgar Heap of Birds Barbara Morgan Gordon Parks Jim Richardson Birger Sandzen Gary Mark Smith List of Famous Authors From Kansas Laura Abbot author of Harlequin […]

List of Famous People From Iowa A-Z

Below is a list of famous people that were born in Iowa. List of Famous People From Iowa Aaron Brant Abastenia St. Leger Eberle Adam Haluska Adam Walsh Adrian Arrington Al Gould Al Lohman Al McCoy Al Swearengen Aldo Leopold Alexander Levi Alexander Rummler Alfred C. Richmond Alfred S. Bennett Allan Carpenter Allen E. Paulson Aloysius […]

List of Famous People From Indiana

Below is a list of famous people that were born in Indiana. List of Famous Politicians From Indiana Frank J. Anderson Birch Bayh Evan Bayh Albert J. Beveridge Otis R. Bowen Roger D. Branigin Jesse D. Bright George Washington Buckner Earl Butz Maria Cantwell Homer E. Capehart James Clapper Benjamin V. Cohen Schuyler Colfax John Wesley Davis Eugene V. […]

List Of Famous People From Illinois A-Z

Below is a list of famous people that were born in Illinois. List Of Famous People From Illinois A-Z Aaron Montgomery Ward, retail businessman and creator of the mail order catalog Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States, member of Congress Adam Baldwin, actor, voice actor, blogger, Chuck, Jackie Chan Adventures, The Cape Adam Rosales, third baseman for the Oakland A’s Adlai […]

List of Famous People From Hawaii A-Z

Below is a list of famous people that were born in Hawaii. List of Famous People From Hawaii Adney Y. Komatsu, General Authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Agnes Lum, bikini supermodel popular in Japan, born in Honolulu. Ah Chew Goo former coach of the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team and a star high school basketball player Akebono Tarō […]

List of Famous People From Idaho A-Z

Below is a list of famous people that were born in Idaho. List of Famous People From Idaho A-Z A.J. Feeley Aaron Paul Barbara Morgan Bernie Fisher Bill Fagerbakke Bobby Jenks Bonnie McCarroll Boyd Coddington Brandi Sherwood Brandy Angela Rendon[citation needed] Bridget Powers Carol Ryrie Brink Cecil D. Andrus Chief Joseph Chris Horn Christina Hendricks Cody […]

List of Famous People From Georgia A-Z

Below is a list of famous people that were born in Georgia. List of Famous People From Georgia A-Z A.J. Styles Abraham Baldwin Adam Everett Al Thornton Alan Ball Alan Jackson Albert Parker Alexander Stephens Al-Farouq Aminu Alice Walker Alicia Leigh Willis Allen West Alma Thomas Alton Brown Amanda Bearse Amy Grant Amy Ray André “André 3000″ Benjamin […]

List of Famous People From Florida

Below is a list of famous people that were born in Florida. List of Famous Actors and Actresses From Florida Elizabeth Ashley Angela Bassett Amanda Bearse Wayne Brady Shannon Bream Delta Burke Tom Byrd Diana Canova Conlan Carter Jonathan Chase Chris Conrad Mark Consuelos Merian C. Cooper Brittany Daniel Greg Davis Jr. Johnny Depp Faye Dunaway […]

List of Famous People from Delaware From A-Z

Below is a list of famous people that were born in Delaware. List of Famous People from Delaware From A-Z Albert F. Polk Aleksandra Ziółkowska Boehm Alexis I. du Pont Bayard Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. Alice M. Batchelder Andrew Shue Anne Rogers Clark Anthony Higgins Anthony J. Arduengo, III Arnold Naudain Ashley Coleman Aubrey Plaza Benjamin […]

List of Famous People from Connecticut

Below is a list of famous people that were born in Connecticut. List of Famous Actors, producers and directors from Connecticut Lauren Ambrose Tony Amendola Brad Anderson John Ashton William Atherton Kevin Bacon Roger Bart Anne Baxter Graham Beckel Ed Begley Richard Belzer Polly Bergen John Billingsley Michael Ian Black Linda Blair Ernest Borgnine Kate Bosworth Jesse Bradford […]

List of Famous People from Colorado

Below is a list of famous people that were born in Colorado. List of Famous Actors and entertainers from Colorado Amy Adams Tim Allen Baby Marie Roseanne Barr Jessica Biel Kelly Bishop Michael Boatman Zachery Ty Bryan Matthew Carey Kristin Cavallari Lon Chaney Duane “Dog” Chapman Beth Chapman ‘Baby’ Lyssa Chapman Don Cheadle Ken Curtis Big […]

List of Famous People From California From A-Z

Below is a list of famous people that were born in California. List of Famous People From California From A-Z “Weird Al” Yankovic – Parodist, Musician Aaron Boone – Baseball player Abigail Folger – American coffee heiress, socialite, and murder victim Adam Brody – actor Adam Carson – drummer of AFI Adam Lambert – singer Adam Levine – musician Adrian […]

List Of Famous People From Arizona

Below is a list of famous people that were born in Arizona. List Of Famous Artists Writers Or Journalists From Arizona Edward Abbey Helen Andelin Erma Bombeck Ted Ettore DeGrazia Zane Grey Bil Keane Meghan McCain Stephenie Meyer Larry Schweikart Frederick Sommer Susan Sontag Frank Lloyd Wright List Of Famous Actors Or Actresses From Arizona Erika Alexander Steve […]

List of Famous People From Alaska From A-Z

Archie Van Winkle Barrett Willoughby Charles John Seghers Curt Schilling Dana Stabenow author Daniel Schlereth Darby Stanchfield Dave Williams (2000s pitcher) Don Simpson Dorothy Page Elizabeth Peratrovich Emmitt Peters Jamie Smith cartoonist Jason Ryznar Jim Sykes Joe Redington John Franklin Alexander Strong Khleo Thomas Kirsten Powers Larry Sanger Laurie Olin Libby Riddles Mark Schlereth Mitch […]

List Of Famous People From Alabama From A-Z

Below is a list of famous people that were born in Alabama. List of Famous People From Alabama From A-Z Hank Aaron Tommie Agee Daniel Alarcón Doyle Alexander Mel Allen Viola Allen Bobby Allison Donnie Allison Davey Allison Anthony J. Arduengo Richard Arrington Jr. Ernest Ashworth Keith Askins Mary Badham Hank Ballard Tallulah Bankhead Charles […]

Zuni Tribe Facts For Kids

The Zuni are Native American Pueblo peoples native to the Zuni River valley. The current day Zuni are a Federally recognized tribe and most live in the Pueblo of Zuni on the Zuni River. Languages: English Language, Zuni language Regions: New Mexico Related ethnic groups: Hopi, Puebloans Total population: 19,228 The ancestors of the Zuni […]

Facts about Samuel De Champlain for Kids

Samuel de Champlain, “The Father of New France”, was a French navigator, cartographer, draughtsman, soldier, explorer, geographer, ethnologist, diplomat, and chronicler. He founded New France and Quebec City on July 3, 1608. He is important to Canadian history because he made the first accurate map of the coast and he helped establish the settlements. Born into a family of mariners, Champlain, while still a […]

Robert E. Lee Biography and Facts For Kids

Robert E. Lee was born in Virginia’s Westmoreland County on January 19, 1807, the third son of Henry and Ann Hill Carter Lee. Lee graduated number two in his class from the U.S. Military Academy in 1829. After graduating he married Mary Anne Randolph Custis, a great-granddaughter of Martha Washington, and Arlington House, her father’s residence in Virginia, was […]

Anne Frank Biography and Facts For Kids

Anne Frank was born Annelies Marie Frank on June12, 1929, in Frankfurt, Germany. She lived there with her parents, Otto and Edith, and her older sister, Margot, until the Nazi seizure of power in Germany in 1933. Because of the Nazi anti-Jewish decrees that made it increasingly unsafe for Jews to live in Germany, Anne’s father opened a branch of his business in Amsterdam that […]

Albert Camus Biography and Facts For Kids

In 1913 Albert Camus was born in Algeria to a family with very few means. A life-altering event in Camus’ life happened early on when his father was killed during a battle in World War I. After being raised by his grandmother, Camus made the significant decision to work toward a degree in philosophy at a university […]

Albert Einstein Facts For Kids

Einstein, Albert was a theoretical physicist, born in Ulm, Germany. Einstein’s 1939 letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt urging that the United States develop an atomic bomb gave rise to the Manhattan Project. Einstein himself, however, played no role in that undertaking. He received the Nobel Prize in physics in 1921 for his elaboration of the quantum theory. Below you will find a timeline of Einstein’s life and accomplishments. […]

Charles Darwin Facts For Kids

Charles Darwin was a British naturalist known for his theories of evolution and natural selection known as Darwinism. When was Charles Darwin born? He was born on Feb. 12, 1809, in Shrewsbury, England. He studied in Edinburgh University where he became interested in natural history. He switched to CambridgeUniversity and obtained his degree in 1831. On Dec. 27, 1831, Darwin sailed from Plymouth, England, on the […]

Saddam Hussein Biography and Timeline of His Life

Saddam Hussein, born Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti, was born on April 28, 1937 to Subha Tulfah al-Mussallat, his mother. He never met his father, who left before he was born. His mother named her son Saddam, which means “one who confronts” in their native Arabic language. 1956 At the age of just 19, Saddam joined […]

Facts and Biography about Amelia Earhart For Kids

Amelia Mary Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots. Earhart joined the faculty of the Purdue […]

Facts about Joseph Stalin for Kids

Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin was the Premier of the Soviet Union from 6 May 1941 until his death in 5 March 1953. Among the Bolshevik revolutionaries who brought about the Russian Revolution in 1917, Stalin held the position of General Secretary of the party’s Central Committee from 1922 until his death. While the office was initially not highly regarded, Stalin used […]

Facts about Marco Polo For Kids

Marco Polo learned about trading whilst his father and uncle, Niccolò and Maffeo, travelled through Asia and apparently met Kublai Khan. Marco Polo’s legacies include Venice Marco PoloAirport, the Marco Polo sheep, and several books and films. One possible place of birth is Venice’s former contrada of San Giovanni Crisostomo, which is sometimes presented by historians as the birthplace, and it is generally […]

Leonardo Da Vinci Fun Interesting Facts For Kids

Leonardo da Vinci – The man who wore more hats than any other in history was known as an architect, musician, artist, engineer, scientist and inventor. Many of his paintings were never finished, or have been lost over the years, however, those that survive are some of the most well known works of art in […]

Facts About Seminole Indians For Kids

The Seminole are a Native American people originally of Florida, who now reside primarily there and in Oklahoma. The Seminole nation emerged in a process of ethnogenesis out of groups of Native Americans, most significantly Creek from what is now Georgia and Alabama, who settled in Florida in the early 18th century. The word Seminole is a corruption of cimarrón, a Spanish […]

Facts about Colin Powell For Kids

Colin Luther Powell is an American statesman and a retired four-star general in the United States Army. He was the 65th United States Secretary of State, serving under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005. He was the first African American to serve in that position. During his military career, Powell also served as National Security Advisor (1987–1989), as Commander of the […]

Facts about Ferdinand Magellan for Kids

Ferdinand Magellan was a Portuguese explorer. He was born in a still disputed location in northern Portugal, and served King Charles I of Spainin search of a westward route to the “Spice Islands”. Magellan’s expedition of 1519–1522 became the first expedition to sail from the Atlantic Oceaninto the Pacific Ocean (then named “peaceful sea” by Magellan; the passage being made via the […]

British Graffiti Artist Banksy Biography and Facts For Kids

Banksy, a famous British graffiti artist, political activist, and painter might be the most celebrated graffiti artist in the world. For over a decade, he has hidden his identity, but after a year of investigation, the United Kingdom’s Mail on Sunday believes it has revealed his past and his true name. “Banksy” is now thought to be […]

Benjamin Franklin Biography and Facts For Kids

One of America’s founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin rose from humble beginnings as one of 17 children to become an inventor, a scientist, a printer, a philosopher, a musician an economist, a statesman, a founder of many organizations and a well-respected man. Franklin was always experimenting and inventing for the greater good and not for his profit. Despite his generosity, […]

Facts about Paul Revere for Kids

Paul Revere was a silversmith, early industrialist, and a patriot in the American Revolution. He is most famous for alerting Colonial militia of approaching British forces before the battles of Lexington and Concord, as dramatized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride.” Revere was a prosperous and prominent Boston silversmith, who helped organize an intelligence and alarm system to keep watch […]

Facts about Alexander Graham Bell for Kids

Alexader Graham Bell was an inventor who was credited with inventing the first practical telephone. He considered his most famous invention an intrusion on his real work as a scientist, however, and refused to have a telephone in his study. Born: March 3, 1847 Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland Died: August 2, 1922 (aged 75) Cause of […]

Facts About Aaron Burr for Kids

Aaron Burr was the 3rd Vice President Of The United States. He killed then former Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton in a pistol duel. Born: February 6, 1756 Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey Died: September 14, 1836 Historical Events in the Life of Aaron Burr 1801 US House of Representatives breaks electoral college tie, chooses Thomas Jefferson President over Aaron Burr 1804 Vice President of the United States […]

Facts about Francis Drake For Kids

Francis Drake was a Vice Admiral and Navigator who carried out the second circumnavigation of the world, from 1577 to 1580. The most renowned seaman of the Elizabethan era, he also helped defeat the Spanish Armada. Died: January 28, 1596 Cause of Death: Dysentery Historical Events in his Life 1573 Francis Drake’s fleet returns to […]

Facts about Adof Hitler

Adolf Hitler led the Nazi Party to power in Germany in the 1930s, eventually appointing himself to the position of “Fuhrer” in August of 1934. Under Hitler’s leadership, Germany entered into World War II as one of the Axis Powers and implemented a genocidal program against European Jews, gypsies, homosexuals and other minority groups known as […]

Timeline of the Life and Explorations of Christopher Columbus For Kids

Christopher Columbus is probably one of the most well known people and explorers in history. You learn about him and his life, explorations, and his discoveries in most history classes growing up. There is a lot of facts and information about Christopher Columbus for someone to read so we have gone through and created a […]

John Locke Biography and Facts For Kids

John Locke was an British philosopher, Oxford academic and medical researcher. Where was John Locke born? Lock was born in Wrington, a village in Somerset, on August 29, 1632. Why was John Locke important? Locke is considered the first of the British Empiricists, but is equally important to social contract theory. His ideas had enormous influence on […]

Facts about Hugo Chávez For Kids

Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías, commonly known as Hugo Chávez, was a Venezuelan politician who served as the 64th President of Venezuela from 1999 to 2013. He was also leader of the Fifth Republic Movement from its foundation in 1997 until 2007, when it merged with several other parties to form the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), which he led until 2012. Born into a […]

Facts about Francisco Vazquez de Coronado for Kids

Francisco Vásquez de Coronado y Luján was a Spanish conquistador, who visited New Mexico and other parts of what are now the southwestern United States between 1540 and 1542.Coronado had hoped to conquer the mythical Seven Cities of Gold. Coronado was born into a noble family in Salamanca, Spain, in 1510, the second son of Juan Vásquez de Coronado y […]

Charles Lindbergh Biography and Facts For Kids

Charles Augustus Lindbergh was born on Feb. 4, 1902, in Detroit. He grew up on a farm near Little Falls, Minn. In 1924, Lindbergh enlisted in the United States Army so that he could be trained as an Army Air Service Reserve pilot. In 1925, he graduated from the Army’s flight-training school at Brooks and Kelly fields, […]

Facts about Amerigo Vespucci for Kids

Amerigo Vespucci was an Italian explorer, financier, navigator and cartographer who first demonstrated that Brazil and the West Indies did not represent Asia’s eastern outskirts as initially conjectured from Columbus’ voyages, but instead constituted an entirely separate landmass hitherto unknown to Afro-Eurasians. Colloquially referred to as the New World, this second super continent came to be termed “America”, probably deriving […]

List of Famous People By State

Ever wonder if there are any famous people who live near you or were born in the state you live in. Below you will find a list of states and the famous people within each state. These lists are organized alphabetically or by why that person was famous. The lists includes famous people such as artists, musicians, famous athletes, famous writers, […]

Fact about Voltaire for Kids

François-Marie Arouet, known by his nom de plume Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher famous for his wit and for his advocacy of civil liberties, including freedom of religion, freedom of expression, free trade and separation of church and state. Voltaire was a prolific writer, producing works in almost every literary form, including […]

Facts about Alexander the Great For Kids

Alexander the Great became King of Macedonia at the age of 20, when his father was assassinated. A superior tactician, Alexander devoted his reign to securing Macedonia’s borders and conquering other kingdoms, annexing them to his own land. Alexander was considered a ruthless leader; he executed many of those who opposed him.Livius: Alexander the Great […]

James Delgado, Marine Archaeologist and Explorer

Like Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, Robinson Crusoe is a fictional character who has inspired generations of youngsters to imagine living an adventurous life in an exotic locality. Daniel Defoe’s famous character was in part based on the real-life Scot Alexander Selkirk, who sailed under the command of privateer William Dampier in the early eighteenth […]

Facts about Ernest Hemingway For Kids

Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American novelist, short story writer, and journalist.His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in […]

Facts about Henry Hudson for Kids

Henry Hudson was an English sea explorer and navigator in the early 17th century. Hudson made two attempts on behalf of English merchants to find a prospective Northwest Passage to Cathay (today’s China) via a route above the Arctic Circle. Hudson explored the region around modern New York metropolitan area while looking for a western route to Asia under the auspices of […]

Facts about Samuel Adams for Kids

As a politician in colonial Massachusetts, Adams was a leader of the movement that became the American Revolution, and was one of the architects of the principles of American republicanism that shaped the political culture of the United States. As an influential official of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the Boston Town Meeting in the 1760s, Adams was a part of a […]

Facts about Rene Descartes for Kids

René Descartes was a French philosopher, mathematician, and writer who spent most of his adult life in the Dutch Republic. He has been dubbed the ‘Father of Modern Philosophy’, and much subsequent Western philosophy is a response to his writings, which are studied closely to this day. Descartes’ influence in mathematics is equally apparent; the […]

Facts about Henry Ford for Kids

Henry Ford was an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and the sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production. Although Ford did not invent the automobile or the assembly line, he developed and manufactured the first automobile that many middle class Americans could afford. In doing so, […]

Facts about Karl Marx for Kids

Karl Heinrich Marx was a German philosopher, economist, sociologist, historian, journalist, and revolutionary socialist. He published various books during his lifetime, with the most notable being The Communist Manifesto (1848) and Capital (1867–1894); some of his works were co-written with his friend and fellow German revolutionary socialist, Friedrich Engels. Born into a wealthy middle-class family in Trier, Marx studied […]

Captain James Cook Biography and Facts

Captain James Cook was a British explorer who helped change the ways that we traveled the world. Cook, in addition to his work as a world explorer, he was a mapmaker and inventor of items that helped assist other world travelers for generations to come. Cook was born on November 7, 1728 in Yorkshire England and joined the Merchant Navy as […]

Facts about Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria for Kids

Franz Ferdinand was an Archduke of Austria-Este, Austro-Hungarian and Royal Prince of Hungary and of Bohemia, and from 1889 until his death, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne. His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary’s declaration of war against Serbia. He was born in Graz, Austria, the eldest son of Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria and […]

Napoleon Bonaparte Biographical Timeline and Facts

Only a few people in the history of the world have made an impact quite like Napoleon Bonaparte. His image and name have become famous and often stir up any number of emotions. So who was Napoleon? He was trained as an artillery officer in France and eventually crowned himself the Emperor of France. He was born into […]

Facts about Tony Blair For Kids

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born 6 May 1953) is a British Labour Party politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2 May 1997 to 27 June 2007. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Sedgefield from 1983 to 2007 and Leader of the Labour Party from 1994 to 2007. Blair was elected Leader of the […]

Facts about Eli Whitney for Kids

Eli Whitney was an American inventor best known for inventing the cotton gin. Whitney’s invention made upland short cotton into a profitable crop, which strengthened the economic foundation of slavery in the United States. Despite the social and economic impact of his invention, Whitney lost many profits in legal battles over patent infringement for the cotton […]

Facts about Vasco da Gama for Kids

Vasco da Gama, 1st Count of Vidigueira, was a Portuguese explorer, one of the most successful in the Age of Discovery and the commander of the first ships to sail directly from Europe to India. He is one of the most famous and celebrated explorers from the Discovery Ages, being the first European to reach India through sea. This discovery was […]

Thomas Edison Facts and Timeline of Inventions

When was Thomas Edison born? Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor, scientist, and businessman who was born February 11, 1847. He developed many devices that greatly influenced every-day life around the world. Dubbed “The Wizard of Menlo Park” by a newspaper reporter, he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production […]

Sir Walter Raleigh Biography and Facts For Kids

Sir Walter Raleigh was an English aristocrat, writer, poet, soldier, politician, courtier, spy, and explorer and cousin to Sir Richard Grenville. He is also well known for popularizing tobacco in England. Raleigh was born to a Protestant family in Devon, the son of Walter Raleigh and Catherine Champernowne. Little is known of his early life, though […]

Facts about Robert LaSalle for kids

René-Robert Cavelier was born on November 21, 1643, in Rouen, France. René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, or Robert de La Salle was a French explorer. He explored the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada, the Mississippi River, and the Gulf of Mexico. La Salle led an expedition in 1669 in which he is alleged to have reached the Ohio River and followed it […]

John Lennon Biography and Facts For Kids

John Lennon was an English musician and singer-songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. Where was John Lennon born? Born and raised in Liverpool, Lennon became involved as a teenager in the skiffle craze. What was the name of John Lennon’s first band? His first band, The Quarrymen, […]

Facts about Malcolm X For Kids

To his admirers he was a courageous advocate for the rights of blacks, a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against black Americans; detractors accused him of preaching racism and violence. He has been called one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history. Malcolm X was […]

Fun Facts about Francis Scott Key for Kids

Francis Scott Key was an American lawyer, author, and amateur poet, from Georgetown, who wrote the lyrics to the United States’ national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner”. Francis Scott Key was born to Ann Phoebe Penn Dagworthy and Captain John Ross Key at the family plantation Terra Rubra in what was Frederick County, Maryland.  He studied law at […]

Facts about Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson for Kids

Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson was a Confederate general during the American Civil War, and one of the best-known Confederate commanders after General Robert E. Lee. Confederate pickets accidentally shot him at the Battle of Chancellorsville on May 2, 1863. His death was a severe setback for the Confederacy, affecting not only its military prospects, but […]

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