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Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin Biography Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, known to the world as Charlie, was born on 16 April 1889 to music hall entertainers Charles Chaplin Sr, a singer and son of a butcher and Hannah Harriet Pedlingham Hill, who had a brief career under the stage name Lily Harley. By 1891, the couple had split and although they never divorced, ...

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Bobby Jones

Bobby Jones

“The secret of golf is to turn three shots into two.” – Bobby Jones Bobby Jones Biography Robert Tyre Jones Jr. was born on 17 March 1902 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA to parents Clara Thomas and Robert Purmedus Jones. The Jones family spent their summer vacation time at the East Lake Country Club in Atlanta where Bobby became interested in ...

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Thomas Becket

Thomas Becket

Thomas Becket Biography Thomas Becket was born on 21 December 1119 or as later historians would have it, 1120, in Cheapside, London. His father was Gilbert Beket who’s father was from Thierville, which is in Normandy, France. Thomas’s mother, Matilda, was also descended from Normans and it is thought that her family was from near Caen, which is also in ...

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Zsa Zsa Gabor

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Zsa Zsa Gabor Biography Sári Gábor, later known as Zsa Zsa was born on 6 February 1917 in Budapest, Hungary. She was the daughter of a soldier called Vilmos Gábor and Janka Tilleman, known as Jolie and had two sisters, one who was older called Magda, who was a socialite, and one who was younger called Eva, who was a ...

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Gustave Eiffel

Gustave Eiffel

Gustave Eiffel Biography Gustave Eiffel was born on 15 December 1832 in the city of Dijon, the historical capital of the Burgundy region of France. His family name is Bönickhausen and that is the name under which his birth was registered, but the family took the name Eiffel from the name of the mountains near to where they emigrated from ...

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Ian McCaskill

Ian McCaskill

Ian McCaskill Biography John Robertson McCaskill, better known as Ian was born on 28 July 1938 in Glasgow, Scotland where he went to secondary school at Queen’s Park. After school, Ian attended the University of Glasgow and studied chemistry and geology. He was cox of the rowing club and also joined the dramatic society during his time there. He wanted ...

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Hernando Cortes

Hernando Cortes

Hernando Cortes Biography Hernándo Cortés, the famous, or perhaps more accurately, infamous explorer was born in 1485 in Medellin, Spain. The son of an upper class, yet not very wealthy family, he began life as a skinny, sickly problem child. By the age of 14, his parents had shipped him off to the University Of Salamanca to study law. Instead ...

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Claude Monet

Claude Monet

Claude Monet Biography Claude Monet is one of the most famous artists of all time. Born on November 14, 1840 in Paris, France, he was artistic even as a young child. Instead of focusing on his studies, he was prone to doodling caricatures of his classmates, teachers and anyone else that captured his imagination. He soon found himself in the company ...

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