Born in the 19th Century

Born 10 April 1829 – William Booth

William Booth (1829-1912) was a man of unwavering faith who dedicated his life to social reform and helping the most…

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Born 9 April 1806 – Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859) was a visionary engineer who revolutionized transportation and infrastructure during the 19th century. Born on April…

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Born 6 April 1890 – Antony Fokker

Anthony Fokker (1890-1939), a Dutch aviation pioneer, was a man of boundless energy and a knack for innovation. Born on…

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Born 5 April 1827 – Joseph Lister

Joseph Lister, born on April 5, 1827, in Essex, England, significantly advanced medical science by introducing antiseptic surgery techniques, greatly…

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Born 2 April 1805 – Hans Christian Anderson

Hans Christian Andersen, born on April 2, 1805, in Odense, Denmark, is celebrated for his enduring fairy tales that have…

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Born 30 March 1853 – Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter whose vibrant colours and swirling brushstrokes continue to resonate with art lovers…

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Born 27 March 1863 – Henry Royce

Henry Royce (1863-1933), a pioneering engineer and co-founder of the legendary Rolls-Royce company, was born on March 27, 1863, in…

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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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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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Thomas Edison

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison Thomas Alva Edison was born…

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Oscar Wilde

“There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.” –…

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Alexander Graham Bell

“Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is…

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Mary Pickford

“Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo.” – Mary Pickford The actress and…

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Jules Verne

“Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they…

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Al Capone

“I am like any other man. All I do is supply a demand.” – Al Capone Alphonse Gabriel Capone was…

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