Monday, August 24, 2009

Fun Facts in History for Kids

Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel
(August 19, 1883 - January 10, 1971)

She rose to become one of the world's leading fashion designers, creating styles that are still in vogue today. Gabrielle Chanel gave the world the little black dress, Chanel No. 5 perfume, and a casually classic notion of style that influenced women's clothes throughout the 20th century. She was the only person in the field of haute couture to be named on Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people of the 20th century.

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni
(March 6, 1475 - February 18, 1564)

Commonly known as Michaelangelo, he was born in the village of Caprese, Italy. He was one of the most important artists of the Italian Renaissance - a period when the arts and sciences flourished. Michaelangelo’s crowning achievements were his sculptures - “Pieta” and “David”, and the Sistine Chapel ceiling fresco (paintings done on plaster), which was finished in four years and contained 300 figures. He was the first Western artist whose biography was published while he was alive.

Albert Einstein
(March 14, 1879 - April 18, 1955)

This German-born American physicist revolutionized the science of physics. He is best known for his theories of special relativity and general relativity. Einstein received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics “for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect”. Often regarded as the father of modern sciense, Einstein published more than 300 scientific works and more than 150 non-scientific works.

Stephen Robert Irwin
(February 22, 1962 – September 4, 2006)

Known simply as Steve Irwin and nicknamed “The Crocodile Hunter”, he was an Australian wildlife expert and television personality. He was a passionate conservationist and believed in promoting environmentalism by sharing his excitement about the natural world rather than preaching it to people. Steve Irwin achieved worldwide fame from the wildlife documentary television program - The Crocodile Hunter.

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