Category: Handwritings of Famous People

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley – American Entertainer (1935-1977) Famed as much for his image and charismatic, overtly sexual performing style, rock and roll singer Elvis Aron Presley changed the face of the popular culture of his day....

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Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe – American Author, Poet (1809-1849) Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston to parents who were traveling stage actors. Orphaned at two, he was sent to live with the Allans, who gave him his middle name but...

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Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe – Actress (1926-1962) Norma jean Baker was raised in a series of foster homes. She later became a photographer’s model, which led to a small part in her first movie in 1948. She changed her name and...

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John Hancock

John Hancock – Revolutionary Leader (1737-1793) John Hancock was born in Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard and went to work for a wealthy uncle. Active in the politics of his day, he served as a selectman and member...

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Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin – English Naturalist (1809-1882) Charles Darwin studied classics, medicine, and theology, but it was not until he took a position as a naturalist on the HMS Beagle in 1831 that he found his true calling....

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Marie Curie

Marie Curie – Polish-born French Scientist (1867-1934) Born Marie Sklodowska, Marie Curie is famous for investigating radioactivity and for twice winning the Nobel prize, once (for physics with Henri Becquerel and her...

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Thomas Alva Edison

Thomas Alva Edison –  American Inventor (1847-1931) He was born in Milan, Ohio, the youngest of seven children. He was a poor student at school partly due to an undiagnosed hearing problem, yet, as an adult, he became the...

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Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens – British Author (1812-1870) Emotionally scarred as a child when forced into a workhouse after his father was sent to debtor’s prison, Charles Dickens later used that awful experience in some of his...

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Princess Diana

Diana Princess of Wales (1961-1997) Diana Spencer was born into the English aristocracy. She grew up to become a nursery school teacher, and in 1981 married Prince Charles. The older of her two sons, William, will eventually...

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Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus- Genoan Navigator (1451-1506) Navigator Christopher Columbus was convinced of the existence of a westward sea route to the Spice Islands of the East Indies and spent 10 years seeking backing for an Atlantic...

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Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa – Missionary (1910-1997) Ibanian-born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu went to Ireland to join the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary when she was just 18. It was here she took the name Teresa, for Little Teresa of...

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Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton – American First Lady, Senator (1947- ) Mary Rodham Clinton became involved in politics at a young age, and headed a chapter of the Young Republicans while attending Wellesley College in the 1960s. She...

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