People You Should Know

Events

Abraham

2000 BC

father of Isaac, father of many nations

Joseph, son of Jacob

1914 BC - 1804 BC

Moses

1400 BC

father of the jews, exodus, ten commandments

King Tut

1300 BC

egyptian; ten year old pharaoh

King David

1000 BC

killed goliath

Solomon

950 BC

wrote proverbs, son of david, very wise and wealthy

Isaiah

740 BC - 698 BC

boom prophet

Jeremiah

627 BC - 525 BC

weeping prophet

Ezekial

598 BC - 573 BC

Muhammed

570 BC

saudia arabian

Plato

427 BC - 347 BC

roman; philosopher

Aristotle

384 BC - 322 BC

greek; philosopher, greek five books

Apostle Paul

5 AD - 85 AD

Augustine

352 AD - 430 AD

algeria; books, confessions

Leif Erikson

970 AD - 1020

icelandic; explorer

Thomas Aquinas

1225 - 1274

italian; catholic theology, writer

Marco Polo

1252 - 1324

italian; traveled from italy to china, explorer

Giotto

1267 - 1337

italian; painter

Prince Henry the Navigator

1394 - 1460

portugese; teacher of navigation

Johannes Gutenberg

1394 - 1468

german; creator of the printing press, helped spread the word about the Bible

Joan of Arc

1411 - 1433

french; burned at the stake, liberated paris

Colombus

1446 - 1506

italian; explorer

Michelangelo

1475 - 1564

italian; painter, sculptor, engineer, inventor

Martin Luther

1483 - 1586

german; professor of theology, reformation in 1517

Leonardo de Vinci

1492 - 1519

italian; artist, sculptor, inventor, (Mona Lisa)

Shakespeare

1564 - 1616

british; plays, poetry

Johannes Kepler

1571 - 1630

german; astronomer, mathmetician

William Harvery

1578 - 1657

british; circulatory system

William Bradford

1590 - 1657

british; governor of plymoth

Pochahantas

1596 - 1617

native american; daughter of the chief, saved john smith

Rembrandt

1606 - 1669

netherlands; painter, printer, artist

John Bunyan

1628 - 1688

british; wrote pilgrim's progress

George Frideric Handel

1685 - 1759

german; Handle Messiah

Johann Sebastian Bach

1685 - 1750

german; composer

Jonathan Edwards

1703 - 1758

american; pastor, evangelist

Thomas Jefferson

1743 - 1826

american; declaration of independance, president

Mozart

1756 - 1791

austrian; composer

Napoleon

1769 - 1821

french; lost battle of waterloo

Beethoven

1770 - 1827

german; pianist, composer

Lewis and Clark

1774 - 1809

american; explorers who went west

Brothers Grimm

1785 - 1863

gory fairytales

Nathaniel Hawthorne

1804 - 1864

american; scarlet letter, young goodman brown

Abraham Lincoln

1809 - 1865

american; 16th president, emancipation proclamation

Edgar Allen Poe

1809 - 1849

american; poet, gory/eerie stories, tell tale heart

Harriet Beecher Stowe

1811 - 1896

american; writer, uncle tom's cabin

Karl Marx

1818 - 1883

german; father of communism

August Renoir

1841 - 1919

french; impressionist

Vincent van Gogh

1853 - 1890

netherlands; impressionist

Sigmund Freud

1856 - 1939

czech republic; psychologist, psychoanalytic

Theodore Roosevelt

1858 - 1919

american; 26th president, spanish war hero

Pablo Picasso

1881 - 1973

spanish; cubism, sculptor, poet

Adolf Hitler

1889 - 1945

german; ww2, man kampf, genocide

George Gershwin

1898 - 1937

american; composer, rhapsody in blue

Charles Lindhberg

1902 - 1974

american; flew first trans-atlantic flight in spirit of st. louis

Martin Luther King Jr

1926 - 1968

american; leader of civil rights movement, "i have a dream"

World War II

1941 - 1945