1774 - 1847
|Billy The Kid
1859 - 1881
US desperado, who also assumed the name William H.
Bonney after he became a fugitive.
|(Sir) Peter Buck
Te Rangi Hiroa
1877 - 1951
Anthropologist, medical doctor and politician. He was
the first Maori medical student. He went on to become an
internationally-honoured anthropologist, ending his career as
director of the Biship Museum in Hawaii.
William Frederick Cody
1846 - 1917
US Scout and Showman.
Robert Le Roy Parker
1866 - 1909
US bank robber.
1852 - 1903
Popular US heroine of the West.
Gaius Julius Caesar
|Catherine the Great, Empress of all
Sophia Augusta Frederika of Anhalt-Zerbst
Born: April 21, 1729
Stettin, Germany (now Szczecin, Poland)
Died: November 6, 1796
Waged war against the Ottoman Empire and advanced
Russia's southern border to the Black Sea.
|Chief Sitting Bull
Hunkesni (Childhood name)
Born: Between 1831 and 1834
Died: 15 December 1890
His father changed his birth name after he displayed
great bravery in battle to "Tatanka-Iyotanka", which means "Sitting
Bull". He was arrested by the US government on 15 December 1890,
whereupon a gunfight broke out, Sitting Bull, his son and 12 others
Born: before 31 October 1451
Died: 20 May 1506
Cristoforo Colombo (Italian)
Cristòfor Colom (Catalan)
Cristóbal Colón (Spanish)
Cristóvão Colombo (Portuguese)
Christophorus Columbus (Latin)
Christoffa Corombo (Genoese)
Also known as: Kong Fu-Zi
Born: 551 BCE
Lu, China (now Shandong province)
Died: 479 BCE
Best known as Chinese sage.
|Duchess of Cornwall
||Camilla Rosemary Shand
Born: 17 July 1947
Best known as the long-time "other woman" in the marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. As head of the church, Queen Elizabeth II could not abide their union being consecrated in a church. So Charles and Camilla were married in April 2005 in a "private" civil ceremony in a registry office. The subsequent "blessing" was performed in a church, complete with archbishops, and vows. Who do they think they are fooling.
Eva Maria Duarte
Born: 7 May 1919
La Union, Argentina
Met Juan Peron on January 22 1944, who became
President of Argentina two years later. Evita became the Secretary
of Labor thereby controlling the ministry of health. She started
the first successful program to stop tuberculosis and malaria which
was then rampant in Argentina. She was portrayed by Madonna in the movie about her
Goyathlay ("one who yawns")
Place now known as New Mexico
Died: 17 February 1909
A Bedonkohe Apache, and leader of the last American
Indian fighting force. Reportedly given the name by Mexican
Soldiers, Geronimo is Spanish for "Jerome". He died a prisoner of
war, unable to return to his homeland. He was buried in an Apache
cemetery at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
Born: ca. 1040
Near Coventry, England
Died: ca. 1070
The woman who rode through town naked on a horse.
Gheyas od-Din Abu Ol-Fash Umar ebn Ebrahim
Born: 18 May 1048
Nishapur, Persia (now Iran)
Died: 4 December 1131
Poet, mathematician and astonomer who helped reform
the ancient Muslim calendar. Omar adopted the name Khayyam (the
tentmaker) in honour of his father's trade.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Michael Luther King Jr
Born: 15 January 1929
Died: 4 April 1968 (assassinated)
US civil rights leader and winner of the Nobel Peace
Prize in 1964. He was arrested on 26 January 1956 for driving at
30mph in a 25mph zone, and on 30 January his house was bombed. In
1964 he visited with West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt, and Pope Paul VI. On 4 April 1968 he was
assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee by James Earl Ray.
Fernão de Magalhães
Born: Circa 1480
Villa Real, Portugal
Died: 27 April 1521 (killed in battle)
Best known as the first guy to circumnavigate the
Carry Amelia Moore
Born: 25 November 1846
Garrard County, Kentucky
Died: 9 June 1911
Reformer. Best known as a hatchet-wielding champion
of alcohol prohibition and was arrested 30 times between 1900 and
Born: 19 May 1925
Kompong Thom Province, Cambodia
Died: 15 April 1998
Prime Minister of the Khmer Rouge government (1976 -
1979). His name became synonymous with the Khumer Rouge guerrillas
and genocide. Died evading prosecution for the deaths of as many as
2 million of this countrymen.
|Princess Diana (Her Royal Highness, the
Princess of Wales)
Lady Diana Frances Spencer
Born: 1 July 1961
Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk, England
Died: 31 August 1997, Paris France (car crash)
The most famous woman in the world. Life tragically
cut short in that infamous car crash in Paris, that has officially
now been called a "mystery". Never before had the world seen such
an outpouring of grief. Her wedding to Prince Charles in 1981 was
watched by 750 million people on television.
Princess Grace of
Born: 12 November 1929 USA
Died: 14 September 1982 (car crash)
Hollywood's Ice Princess became a real-life princess
when she wed her Prince of Monaco, cutting short her film career
that had included the films "High Noon" with Gary Cooper, "Mogambo" with
Ava Gardner, "Dial M for
Murder" (the film made her one of Alfred Hitchcock's infamous
blondes), "Rear Window", "Country Girl" (for which she won an
Academy Award), "The Bridges at Toko-Ri", "To Catch a Thief" with
Cary Grant. Her final film
was "High Society".
|Crown Princess Mary of Denmark
||Mary Elizabeth Donaldson
Born: 5 February 1972
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Best known for marrying Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark in May 2004. Pre-royalty Mary graduated with commerce and law degrees from the University of Tasmania, and enjoyed a brief career in advertising and public relations.
Gregory Yefimovich Novykh
Infamous Russian monk who was a favourite of Czar
Nicholas II. As a religious fanatic he led a dissolute life and was
given the nickname Rasputin, which he adopted as a surname.
Rasputin was the son of a horse-stealer.
Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu
Born: 27 August 1910
Skopje, Macedonia (then Albania)
Died: 5 September 1997
Catholic Nun and Humanitarian known as "Saint of the
Gutters". Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 and awarded the
Medal of Freedom from the United States in 1985. Unfortunately, her
passing was completely overshadowed by the death of Princess Diana
just one week earlier.
Ulster County, New York
Born to slave parents, she was an abolitionist,
travelling as a preacher throughout the USA giving personal
testimony to her experiences as a slave. Often accused of being a
man (she stood 6' tall), she once bared her breasts in public to
prove that she was in fact a woman.
|Wild Bill Hickok
James Butler Hickok
1837 - 1876
US Frontier Marshall