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.
Prince PhilipPrince Philip
10 June 1921, British
Husband of Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth IIQueen Elizabeth II
21 April 1926, British
Queen of the United Kingdom

Elon MuskElon Musk
28 June 1971, American
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor

Charles, Prince of WalesCharles, Prince of Wales
14 November 1948, British
Prince of Wales

Charles SobhrajCharles Sobhraj
06 April 1944, French
Serial Killer

Princess DianaPrincess Diana
01 July 1961, British
Member of the British Royal Family
George VIGeorge VI
14 December 1895, British
Former King of the United Kingdom

Princess Margaret, Countess of SnowdonPrincess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon
21 August 1930, British

Helen McCroryHelen McCrory
17 August 1968, British
Queen Victoria Queen Victoria
24 May 1819, British
Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and

Princess AnnePrincess Anne
15 August 1950, British
Daughter of Queen Elizabeth II
Joe BidenJoe Biden
20 November 1942, American
46th President of the United States

Bill GatesBill Gates
28 October 1955, American
Co-Founder of Microssoft

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
02 May 1972, American

Prince Edward, Earl of WessexPrince Edward, Earl of Wessex
10 March 1964, British

Prince Andrew, Duke of YorkPrince Andrew, Duke of York
19 February 1960, British
Son of Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip
Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
05 September 1946, British
Singer-songwriter, Record Producer

Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston
11 February 1969, American

George VGeorge V
03 June 1865, British
Former King of the United Kingdom

Adolf HitlerAdolf Hitler
20 April 1889, Austrian, German
Nazi Leader, German Dictator and Chancellor of
Elizabeth OlsenElizabeth Olsen
16 February 1989, American

Caitlyn JennerCaitlyn Jenner
28 October 1949, American
Media Personality, Socialite
Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
29 August 1958, American

Winston ChurchillWinston Churchill
30 November 1874, British
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Zack SnyderZack Snyder
01 March 1966, American
Film Director
Ariana Grande Ariana Grande
26 June 1993, American
Singer, Actress

Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn
04 May 1929, British
Film actress
Matthew PerryMatthew Perry
19 August 1969, American

Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway
21 July 1899, American

Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
13 December 1989, American
Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin
25 March 1942, American
Singer & Activist

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Damian LewisDamian Lewis
11 February 1971, British
Tina TurnerTina Turner
26 November 1939, American

Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves
02 September 1964, Canadian

16 April 1971, American

Princess Alice of BattenbergPrincess Alice of Battenberg
25 February 1885, British
Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark
Billie HolidayBillie Holiday
07 April 1915, American
Elizabeth Bowes-LyonElizabeth Bowes-Lyon
04 August 1900, British
British Queen

David Berkowitz David Berkowitz
01 June 1953, American
Serial Killer

Chadwick BosemanChadwick Boseman
29 November 1976, American

Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie
04 June 1975, American
Actress, Filmmaker, Activist
Michael JordanMichael Jordan
17 February 1963, American
Basketball player

Jeff BezosJeff Bezos
12 January 1964, American
Founder of

Frances McDormandFrances McDormand
23 June 1957, American

Lionel MessiLionel Messi
24 June 1987, Argentinian
Football Player

LeBron JamesLeBron James
30 December 1984, American
NBA Star
Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
24 July 1969, American
Singer, Actress, Dancer

Kim KardashianKim Kardashian
21 October 1980, American
Reality TV Star, Model, Socialite
Edward VIIEdward VII
09 November 1841, British
Former King of the United Kingdom

Margaret ThatcherMargaret Thatcher
13 October 1925, British
Former British Prime Minister

Barack ObamaBarack Obama
04 August 1961, American
44th U.S. President
Boris JohnsonBoris Johnson
19 June 1964, British
British Prime Minister

Eddie MurphyEddie Murphy
03 April 1961, American
Tom CruiseTom Cruise
03 July 1962, American

Ben AffleckBen Affleck
15 August 1972, American

Heath LedgerHeath Ledger
04 April 1979, Australian
Actor, Photographer

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
11 November 1974, American
Actor, Film Producer

Elton JohnElton John
25 March 1947, British
Singer, Composer
Lord MountbattenLord Mountbatten
25 June 1900, British
Last Viceroy of British India and Governor-General

Albert EinsteinAlbert Einstein
14 March 1879, German, American

Pablo EscobarPablo Escobar
01 December 1949, Colombian
Colombian Drug Lord

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
09 June 1963, American
Woody AllenWoody Allen
01 December 1935, American
American bass guitarist

Robert Downey Jr.Robert Downey Jr.
04 April 1965, American
Kamala HarrisKamala Harris
20 October 1964, American
Vice Preseiden of the United States

Harry StylesHarry Styles
01 February 1994, British
Singer, Songwriter

Lady GagaLady Gaga
28 March 1986, American
Anthony HopkinsAnthony Hopkins
31 December 1937, British, American, Welsh

Elvis PresleyElvis Presley
08 January 1935, American
Kate WinsletKate Winslet
05 October 1975, British

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
30 July 1947, American
Former Governor of California

Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood
31 May 1930, American
Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur
16 June 1971, American

Steve JobsSteve Jobs
24 February 1955, American
Co-founder of Apple
Brad PittBrad Pitt
18 December 1963, American

Bernard MadoffBernard Madoff
29 April 1938, American
Stockbroker, Fraudster

John F. KennedyJohn F. Kennedy
29 May 1917, American
35th President of the United States

Richard RamirezRichard Ramirez
29 February 1960, American
Serial Killer
Catherine, Duchess of CambridgeCatherine, Duchess of Cambridge
09 January 1982, British
The Duchess of Cambridge
Kobe BryantKobe Bryant
23 August 1978, American
Basketball Player

Muhammad AliMuhammad Ali
17 January 1942, American

Liz CheneyLiz Cheney
28 July 1966, American
U.S. Representative

17 October 1972, American
Rapper, Songwriter
Macaulay CulkinMacaulay Culkin
26 August 1980, American

Camilla Parker BowlesCamilla Parker Bowles
17 July 1947, British
British duchess

Courteney CoxCourteney Cox
15 June 1964, American

Matthew McConaugheyMatthew McConaughey
04 November 1969, American

David SchwimmerDavid Schwimmer
02 November 1966, American
Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg
20 October 1971, American
Rapper, Songwriter

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams
21 July 1951, American
American stand-up comedian
Melinda GatesMelinda Gates
15 August 1964, American
Philanthropist, Ex-Wife of Bill Gates

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
01 June 1926, American
Travis BarkerTravis Barker
14 November 1975, American
The Notorious B.I.G.The Notorious B.I.G.
21 May 1972, American
Rapper, Songwriter