5 Minute Biographies

James Dean

Did you know that James Dean, an iconic Hollywood star, only starred in three movies before his untimely death? Yet,…

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Lord Horatio Nelson

Have you ever wondered how a small boy from Norfolk became one of Britain’s most celebrated naval heroes?” From humble…

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Carrie Fisher

Did you know that Carrie Fisher, the beloved Princess Leia from Star Wars, was a prolific and uncredited script doctor…

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Emmeline Pankhurst

Have you ever considered how one woman’s determination could forever change the course of history? Meet Emmeline Pankhurst, a beacon…

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Oliver Cromwell

In the heart of the 17th century, England was a nation at war with itself, a stage ripe for the…

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Michael Jackson

Have you ever wondered how one of the most iconic pop stars, Michael Jackson, began his journey into stardom? Born…

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Greta Garbo

Greta Garbo, born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson, was an actress who began her career in her home country of Sweden before…

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Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla was born on 10 July 1856 in the village of Smiljan which is now part of Croatia but…

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Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace, in Oxfordshire on 30 November 1874.  He grew up as part of Great…

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Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Houghton Hepburn was born on 12 May 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. Her father, Thomas was a urologist at…

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Jacques Cousteau

Jacques-Yves Cousteau was born on 11 June 1910 in Saint-André-de-Cubzac, Gironde, which is not too far from Bordeaux in South-Western…

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Spencer Tracy

Spencer Bonaventure Tracy was born on April 5, 1900, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA to John Edward Tracy who was a…

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Niki Lauda

Andreas Nikolaus Lauda, known to the world as Niki Lauda was born in Vienna on 22 Feb 1949 into a…

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Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon Baines Johnson, known to most as LBJ, was born on 27 August 1908 in Gillespie County, Texas, USA.  He…

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Jimmy Stewart

James Maitland Stewart was born on 20 May 1908 in Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA.  His Presbyterian father, Alexander Maitland Stewart owned…

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Kurt Cobain

Kurt Donald Cobain was born on 20 February 1967 at Grays Harbor Hospital, in Aberdeen, Washington, USA.  His younger sister,…

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