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What is Fame?. Who is famous? People from nowadays and throughout history become famous for many different reasons. They may be talented, they may be.

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1 What is Fame?

2 Who is famous? People from nowadays and throughout history become famous for many different reasons. They may be talented, they may be somebody in the news or they may have invented something. Do you know any of the following famous people?

3 Cheryl Cole is famous for singing.

4 Tom Cruise is a famous actor.

5 FAMOUS PEOPLE FROM THE PAST

6 Who? Vincent Van Gogh Famous for: Being an artist.

7 Do you know anything about Van Gogh? Birth name Vincent Willem van Gogh Born 30 March 1853 in Netherlands Died 29 July 1890 (aged 37)

8 Who? Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Famous for: Composing music

9 What do you know about Mozart? A composer is a person who creates music. Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart is his baptismal name! Already competent on keyboard and violin, he composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty!keyboardviolin

10 Who? William Shakespeare Famous For: Writing plays and poetry

11 Do you know anything about Shakespeare? William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564; died 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English languagebaptisedEnglishpoet playwrightEnglish language

12 Who? John F. Kennedy Famous for: Being an American President

13 Do you know anything about JFK? John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (1917 –1963), often referred to by his initials JFK, was the 35th President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in th President of the United Stateshis assassination

14 Who? Thomas Edison Famous for: Being an inventor

15 Do you know anything about Thomas Edison? Thomas Alva Edison (1847 –1931) was an American inventor, scientist, and businessman who developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. phonographmotion picture cameralight bulb

16 The Phonograph The record player

17 Who? Marco Polo Famous for: Being an explorer.

18 Do you know anything about Marco Polo? His father and uncle embarked on an epic journey to Asia, returning after 24 years and became a wealthy merchant, married and had 3 children. merchant He died in 1324.

19 Who? Henry VIII Famous for: Being a King of England

20 Do you know anything about Henry VIII? He had six marriages! Henry VIII is known for his role in the separation of the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church.Church of EnglandRoman Catholic Church Henry's struggles with Rome led to the separation of the Church of England from papal authority. Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England from 21 April 1509 until his death. He was Lord of Ireland (later King of Ireland) and claimant to the Kingdom of France. King of EnglandLord of IrelandKing of IrelandKingdom of France

21 Who? Elvis Presley Famous for: Being a Rock n Roll singer.

22 Do you know anything about Elvis Presley? Elvis Aaron Presley ( ) was one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century. He is widely known by the single name Elvis. He is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King". Singles include BLUE SUEDE SHOES.

23 Who? Florence Nightingale Famous for: Being a nurse.

24 Do you know anything about Florence Nightingale? She worked as a nurse during the Crimean War. She became known as the Lady with the Lamp. She set up a nursing school in London International Nurses Day is celebrated on her birthday. She died in 1910, aged 90.

25 Who? Marie Curie Famous for: Being a scientist

26 Do you know anything about Marie Curie? She was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1867 She was famous for her work in the field of radioactivity which helped cure cancer patients. She died aged 66 in 1934.

27 Who can you remember? Mozart Florence Nightingale Henry VIII Thomas Edison Marco Polo Marie Curie Shakespeare Elvis Presley John F K Vincent Van Gogh. Artist Composer Writer President Inventor Explorer King Singer Nurse Scientist


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