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.
AdeleAdele
(Singer-songwriter)

05 May 1988

Tottenham

British

Taurus

The WeekndThe Weeknd
(Singer)

16 February 1990

Scarborough

Canadian

Aquarius

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

04 August 1961

Honolulu, Hawai, USA

American

Leo

Justin TrudeauJustin Trudeau
(23rd Prime Minister of Canada)

25 December 1971

Ottawa, Canada

Canadian

Capricorn

Fetty WapFetty Wap
(Rapper, Singer)

07 June 1991

Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.

American

Gemini

Hedy LamarrHedy Lamarr
(Actress, Co-inventor of technology for spread spectrum)

09 November 1914

19 January 2000

Vienna

American

Scorpio

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
(Singer)

29 August 1958

25 June 2009

Gary

American

Virgo

William GibsonWilliam Gibson
(Speculative Fiction Writer)

17 March 1948

Conway, South Carolina, USA

Canadian,American

Pisces

Paul WalkerPaul Walker
(Actor)

12 September 1973

30 November 2013

Glendale

American

Virgo

Michael J. FoxMichael J. Fox
(Actor)

09 June 1961

Edmonton, Canada

Canadian

Gemini

Pablo EscobarPablo Escobar
(Colombian Drug Lord)

01 December 1949

02 December 1993

Rionegro

Colombian

Sagittarius

Cara Jocelyn Delevingne Cara Delevingne
(Model, Actress)

12 August 1992

Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

British

Leo

Steve JobsSteve Jobs
(Co-founder of Apple)

24 February 1955

05 October 2011

San Francisco

American

Pisces

Hillary ClintonHillary Clinton

26 October 1947

Chicago

American

Scorpio

Lionel MessiLionel Messi
(Football Player)

24 June 1987

Argentine

Cancer

Augusto PinochetAugusto Pinochet
(Former President of Chile)

25 November 1915

10 December 2006

Valparaíso

Chilean

Sagittarius

Ronda RouseyRonda Rousey
(Mixed Martial Artist)

01 February 1987

Riverside County

American

Aquarius

Ben CarsonBen Carson
(Neurosurgeon)

18 September 1951

Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

American

Virgo

Bernie SandersBernie Sanders
(Politician)

08 September 1941

Brooklyn

American

Virgo

Chris PrattChris Pratt
(Actor)

21 June 1979

Virginia, Minnesota, United States

American

Gemini

Kendall Nicole Jenner Kendall Jenner
(Model, Reality Television Star)

03 November 1995

Los Angeles, California, U.S.

American

Scorpio

Holly HolmHolly Holm
(Mixed Martial Artist)

17 October 1981

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

American

Libra

Ted BundyTed Bundy
(Serial Killer)

24 November 1946

24 January 1989

Burlington

American

Sagittarius

Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence
(Actress)

15 August 1990

Indian Hills, Kentucky, U.S.

American

Leo

Lil WayneLil Wayne
(Hip-hop artist)

27 September 1982

New Orleans

American

Libra

Cristiano RonaldoCristiano Ronaldo
(Football Player)

05 February 1985

Santo António

Portuguese

Aquarius

Daniel CraigDaniel Craig
(Actor)

02 March 1968

Chester, Cheshire, England

British

Pisces

Christopher LloydChristopher Lloyd
(Actor)

22 October 1938

Stamford, Connecticut, United States

American

Libra

Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
(Singer-songwriter)

13 December 1989

Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.

American

Sagittarius

Whitey BulgerWhitey Bulger
(American convicted murderer and former organized crime figure)

03 September 1929

Dorchester

American

Virgo

Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen
(American actor)

03 September 1965

New York City

American

Virgo

Kim ZolciakKim Zolciak
(Television personality)

19 May 1978

Pensacola, Florida, United States

American

Taurus

A.P.J. Abdul KalamA.P.J. Abdul Kalam
(Former President of India)

15 October 1931

27 July 2015

Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu

Indian

Libra

Evan PetersEvan Peters
(Actor)

20 January 1987

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

American

Capricorn

EminemEminem
(Rapper)

17 October 1972

Saint Joseph

American

Libra

Candis CayneCandis Cayne
(Actress)

29 August 1971

Maui, Hawaii, United States

American

Virgo

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
(Actor)

09 June 1963

Owensboro

American

Gemini

Vladimir PutinVladimir Putin
(President of Russia)

07 October 1952

Saint Petersburg

Soviet Russian,Russian

Libra

Elon MuskElon Musk

28 June 1971

Pretoria

South African

Cancer

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

14 May 1984

White Plains

American

Taurus

Elizabeth OlsenElizabeth Olsen
(Actress)

16 February 1989

Sherman Oaks

American

Aquarius

Bill GatesBill Gates
(Co-Founder of Microssoft)

28 October 1955

Seattle

American

Scorpio

Jessica AlbaJessica Alba
(Actress)

28 April 1981

Pomona, California, United States

American

Taurus

Alexandra DaddarioAlexandra Daddario
(Actress)

16 March 1986

New York City, New York, United States

American

Pisces

Ariana Grande Ariana Grande
(Singer, Actress)

26 June 1993

Boca Raton, Florida, U.S.

American

Cancer

Rachel WeiszRachel Weisz
(Actress)

07 March 1970

Westminster, United Kingdom

British

Pisces

Shailene WoodleyShailene Woodley
(Actress, Activist)

15 November 1991

San Bernardino County, California, U.S.

American

Scorpio

Young ThugYoung Thug
(Rapper)

16 August 1991

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

American

Leo

Pierre TrudeauPierre Trudeau
(15th Prime Minister of Canada)

18 October 1919

28 September 2000

Montreal, Canada

Canadian

Libra

River PhoenixRiver Phoenix
(Actor)

23 August 1970

31 October 1993

Madras, Oregon, United States

American

Leo

Pia Mia PerezPia Mia
(Singer, Songwriter, Model)

19 September 1996

Guam, United States

American

Virgo

Selena GomezSelena Gomez
(Actress)

22 July 1992

Grand Prairie

American

Cancer

Ronald ReaganRonald Reagan
(40th President of the United States)

06 February 1911

05 June 2004

Tampico

American

Aquarius

Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra
(Singer and Actor)

12 December 1915

14 May 1998

Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S

American

Sagittarius

Bashar al-AssadBashar al-Assad
(President of Syria)

11 September 1965

Damascus

Syrian

Virgo

Pope FrancisPope Francis

17 December 1936

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Argentine

Sagittarius

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
(Actor)

02 May 1972

Hayward

American

Taurus

Carlos LehderCarlos Lehder
(Drug Lord)

07 September 1949

Armenia, Colombia

Colombian

Virgo

Rose ByrneRose Byrne
(Actress)

24 July 1979

Balmain, Sydney, Australia

Australian

Leo

Iggy AzaleaIggy Azalea
(Rapper)

07 June 1990

Sydney, Australia

Australian

Gemini

Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
(Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist)

08 January 1942

Oxford

British

Capricorn

Shawn MendesShawn Mendes
(Singer-Songwriter)

08 August 1998

Canadian

Leo

Russell WilsonRussell Wilson
(American Football Player)

29 November 1988

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

American

Sagittarius

Pope Benedict XVIPope Benedict XVI
(Pope)

16 April 1927

Marktl, Germany

German

Aries

Oscar IsaacOscar Isaac
(Actor)

09 March 1979

Guatemala

Guatemalan

Pisces

Ted CruzTed Cruz
(Politician)

22 December 1970

Calgary

American

Sagittarius

Carrie FisherCarrie Fisher

21 October 1956

27 December 2016

Beverly Hills, California, U.S.

American

Libra

Viola DavisViola Davis
(Actress)

11 August 1965

St. Matthews, South Carolina, United States

American

Leo

Kobe BryantKobe Bryant
(Basketball player)

23 August 1978

Philadelphia

American

Leo

Janet JacksonJanet Jackson
(Singer-Songwriter)

16 May 1966

Gary, Indiana, U.S.

American

Taurus

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

08 June 1977

Atlanta

American

Gemini

Gwen StefaniGwen Stefani
(Singer, Songwriter, Fashion Designer, Actress)

03 October 1969

Fullerton

American

Libra

Jonah LomuJonah Lomu
(Rugby Player)

12 May 1975

18 November 2015

Greenlane, Auckland, New Zealand

New Zealander

Taurus

J. Cole J. Cole
(Rapper, Record Producer, Singer-Songwriter)

28 January 1985

Frankfurt, Germany

American

Aquarius

Carly FiorinaCarly Fiorina
(Former CEO of Hewlett-Packard)

06 September 1954

Austin

American

Virgo

Michael JordanMichael Jordan
(Basketball player)

17 February 1963

Brooklyn

American

Aquarius

Ed GeinEd Gein
(Murderer)

27 August 1906

26 July 1984

La Crosse County, Wisconsin, United States

American

Virgo

Zoë KravitzZoë Kravitz
(Actress)

01 December 1988

Venice, Los Angeles, California, United States

American

Sagittarius

Priyanka ChopraPriyanka Chopra
(Film actress)

18 July 1982

Jamshedpur

Indian

Cancer

Leonardo DicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
(Actor, Film Producer)

11 November 1974

Hollywood, California, U.S.

American

Scorpio

Bill ClintonBill Clinton

19 August 1946

Hope, Arkansas, U.S.

American

Leo

Sundar PichaiSundar Pichai
(CEO of Google Inc)

12 July 1972

Chennai

Indian

Cancer

Peyton ManningPeyton Manning
(American Football Quarterback)

24 March 1976

New Orleans, Louisiana

American

Aries

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

08 January 1935

16 August 1977

Tupelo

American

Capricorn

John LennonJohn Lennon
(Co-founder of 'The Beatles')

09 October 1940

08 December 1980

Liverpool, England, UK

British

Libra

Tom HanksTom Hanks
(Academy Award Winning Actor)

09 July 1956

Concord, California, U.S.

American

Cancer

Bridget MoynahanBridget Moynahan
(Actress)

28 April 1971

Binghamton, New York, United States

American

Taurus

Muhammad AliMuhammad Ali

17 January 1942

03 June 2016

Louisville

American

Capricorn

Katey SagalKatey Sagal
(Actress)

19 January 1954

Los Angeles, California, United States

American

Capricorn

Andy WarholAndy Warhol
(Pop Artist)

06 August 1928

22 February 1987

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

American

Leo

Lady GagaLady Gaga
(Singer-songwriter)

28 March 1986

New York City

American

Aries

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger
(Former Governor of California)

30 July 1947

Thal

Austrian

Leo

Norman ReedusNorman Reedus
(Model, Actor, Photographer)

06 January 1969

Hollywood, Florida, USA

American

Capricorn

Jussie SmollettJussie Smollett
(Actor)

21 June 1982

Santa Rosa, California, U.S.

American

Gemini

Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur

16 June 1971

13 September 1996

New York City, New York, U.S

American

Gemini

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

06 July 1946

New Haven

American

Cancer

Matt DamonMatt Damon
(Actor)

08 October 1970

Cambridge

American

Libra

Demi LovatoDemi Lovato
(Film actress)

20 August 1992

Albuquerque

American

Leo

Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie
(Actress, Filmmaker, Activist)

04 June 1975

Los Angeles, California, U.S

American

Gemini

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