List of famous people of the 20th century who changed the world with their great deeds. Check out their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

The 20th century was a highly dynamic period in the human history. The period saw tremendous growth in scientific accomplishments, explorations of new regions, discovery of new elements and minerals, advancement in technology, and the emergence of several social justice movements. Many great souls were born in the 20th century in different parts of the world which helped in giving a new direction to world history through their contributions. In world politics, one of the most influential figures to emerge was Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa and an anti-apartheid activist, revolutionary and politician. The recipient of more than 100 awards and honors, he was indeed one of the most influential people in the 20th century. Talking of science and technology, the 20th century saw the invention of the most revolutionary concept in human history: the internet. Tim Berners Lee, the man who is credited with inventing the World Wide Web (WWW) is another major figure born in this era. Martin Luther King, Elvis Presley, Desmond Tutu, Mother Teresa, Muhammad Ali, and Richard Attenborough are among the other famous figures of the 20th century. Read on to discover more about these amazing people and their contributions to the world.
Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
(Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist)

08 January 1942

British

Charles, Prince of WalesCharles, Prince of Wales
(Prince of Wales)

14 November 1948

British

Cristiano RonaldoCristiano Ronaldo
(Football Player)

05 February 1985

Portuguese

LeBron JamesLeBron James
(NBA Star)

30 December 1984

American

Elon MuskElon Musk
(Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor)

28 June 1971

Canadian,American,South African

Catherine, Duchess of CambridgeCatherine, Duchess of Cambridge
(The Duchess of Cambridge)

09 January 1982

British

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
(Actor)

02 May 1972

American

Tonya HardingTonya Harding
(Former Figure Skater, Boxer)

12 November 1970

American

Barbara BushBarbara Bush
(Former First Lady of the U.S)

08 June 1925

American

Josh BrolinJosh Brolin
(Actor)

12 February 1968

American

Princess Margaret, Countess of SnowdonPrincess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon
(Princess)

21 August 1930

British

Elizabeth OlsenElizabeth Olsen
(Actress)

16 February 1989

American

George H. W. BushGeorge H. W. Bush
(41st U.S. President)

12 June 1924

American

Mark ZuckerbergMark Zuckerberg
(Co-founder of Facebook, Computer Programmer)

14 May 1984

American

Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson
(Actress, Model, Singer)

22 November 1984

American

Andrew CunananAndrew Cunanan
(American Spree Killer)

31 August 1969

American

John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski
(Actor, Director, Screenwriter)

20 October 1979

American

Chris HemsworthChris Hemsworth
(Actor)

11 August 1983

Australian

Michael JordanMichael Jordan
(Basketball player)

17 February 1963

American

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
(Singer)

29 August 1958

American

R. Lee ErmeyR. Lee Ermey
(American actor)

24 March 1944

American

Vladimir PutinVladimir Putin
(President of Russia)

07 October 1952

Russian

Barack ObamaBarack Obama
(44th U.S. President)

04 August 1961

American

Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
(Singer-songwriter)

05 September 1946

British

Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr.
(Actor, Producer)

04 April 1965

American

Roseanne BarrRoseanne Barr
(Comedian, Actor, TV Producer)

03 November 1952

American

Jeff Bezos Jeff Bezos
(Founder of Amazon.com)

12 January 1964

American

André the GiantAndré the Giant
(Professional Wrestler)

19 May 1946

French

Ted KaczynskiTed Kaczynski
(Terrorist, Anarchist)

22 May 1942

American

Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence
(Actress)

15 August 1990

American

Kanye WestKanye West
(Rapper, Singer-Songwriter, Record Producer)

08 June 1977

American

Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur

16 June 1971

American

Jeffrey DahmerJeffrey Dahmer
(Serial Killer, Sex Offender)

21 May 1960

American

Elvis PresleyElvis Presley
(The King of Rock and Roll, Singer Actor)

08 January 1935

American

Ariana Grande Ariana Grande
(Singer, Actress)

26 June 1993

American

Pablo EscobarPablo Escobar
(Colombian Drug Lord)

01 December 1949

Colombian

Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
(Actress)

11 February 1969

American

Chris PrattChris Pratt
(Actor)

21 June 1979

American

Stan LeeStan Lee
(Creator of Daredevil, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Thor, X-Men)

28 December 1922

American

Frances McDormandFrances McDormand
(Actress)

23 January 1957

American

Prince Andrew, Duke of YorkPrince Andrew, Duke of York
(Son of Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip)

19 February 1960

British

Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
(Actor)

02 September 1964

Canadian,Lebanese

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
(Former Governor of California)

30 July 1947

American

EminemEminem
(Rapper)

17 October 1972

American

Valerie JarrettValerie Jarrett
(Lawyer)

14 November 1956

American

Gary OldmanGary Oldman
(Actor)

21 March 1958

British

Ed SheeranEd Sheeran
(Singer)

17 February 1991

British

George W. BushGeorge W. Bush
(43rd U.S. President)

06 July 1946

American

Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
(Actor, Screenwriter, Film Director)

06 July 1946

American

Fred RogersFred Rogers
(Television Personality)

20 March 1928

American

Zac EfronZac Efron
(Actor and Singer)

18 October 1987

American

Charlize TheronCharlize Theron

07 August 1975

American,South African

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
(Actor, Film Producer)

11 November 1974

American

Tom CruiseTom Cruise
(Actor)

03 July 1962

American

Priyanka ChopraPriyanka Chopra
(Film actress)

18 July 1982

Indian

Kim Jong-unKim Jong-un
(Supreme Leader of North Korea)

08 January 1983

Korean

Jason MomoaJason Momoa
(Actor)

01 August 1979

American

Steve JobsSteve Jobs
(Co-founder of Apple)

24 February 1955

American

Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
(Singer-songwriter)

13 December 1989

American

Tiger WoodsTiger Woods

30 December 1975

American

Nicki MinajNicki Minaj
(Rapper)

08 December 1982

American

Bill GatesBill Gates
(Co-Founder of Microssoft)

28 October 1955

American

Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman
(Actress, Producer, Director)

09 June 1981

Israeli,American

Lucy HawkingLucy Hawking
(Journalist, Novelist, Writer)

02 November 1970

British

Mila KunisMila Kunis
(Actress)

14 August 1983

Ukrainian,American

The UndertakerThe Undertaker
(Professional Wrestler)

24 March 1965

American

Jordan PetersonJordan Peterson
(Clinical Psychologist)

12 June 1962

Canadian

Blake LivelyBlake Lively
(Model and Actress)

25 August 1987

American

Bruno MarsBruno Mars
(Singer-songwriter)

08 October 1985

American

Will SmithWill Smith
(Actor)

25 September 1968

American

Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie
(Actress, Filmmaker, Activist)

04 June 1975

American

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
(Actor)

31 May 1930

American

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
(Singer, Actress, Dancer & Fashion Designer)

24 July 1969

American

Demi LovatoDemi Lovato
(Film actress)

20 August 1992

American

Hugh JackmanHugh Jackman
(Actor, Producer)

12 October 1968

Australian