Famous Celebrities Who Are Child Prodigies

Many people believe that everybody is talented or rather blessed with some ability. However, not everybody hogs the limelight at a young age. Many famous personalities we know today are late bloomers, who became celebrities in their 20s and 30s. And then there are a few incredibly talented ones who stunned the world at a tender age. The words which best describe these talented kids are ‘child prodigies’. Hollywood actors Haley Joel Osment and MaCaulay Culkin are two famous child prodigies from the glorious 90’s who became heartthrobs after their stellar performances in the blockbusters ‘Sixth Sense’ and ‘Home Alone’ respectively. Apart from actors, there are several other kids who became world renowned celebrities for various other reasons. During recent times, Priyanshi Somani, Gregory R Smith and Aelita Andre have been in the news for their talent, which has taken the world completely by surprise. Priyanshi Somani, from India, has been hailed as the ‘human calculator’. She won the ‘Mental Calculation World Cup’ held in 2010 and has even earned a place in the ‘Limca Book Of Records’ and ‘Guinness Book Of World Records’ books for her outstanding accomplishments. Gregory R Smith won a Nobel Prize for Peace at the tender age of 12, making him one of the youngest recipients of the award. You would be surprised to know that Smith could remember chapters of books when he was barely 14 months old. Here are a few child prodigies who astonished the world with their remarkable abilities.

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 1 Ice Cube

Ice Cube
30
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper - Contributed Significantly to the Development of 'Gangsta Rap'
Birthdate: June 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Crenshaw, California, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 2 Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt
31
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Olympic athlete
Birthdate: August 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sherwood Content, Jamaica
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 3 Brian May

Brian May
21
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Lead Guitarist of the Rock Band 'Queen'
Birthdate: July 19, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hampton, London, England
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 4 Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace
16
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Countess of Lovelace
Birthdate: December 10, 1815
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London
Died: November 27, 1852

 5 Bobby Fischer

Bobby Fischer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Chess Grandmaster
Birthdate: March 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: January 18, 2008

 6 Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal
2
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: June 19, 1623
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Clermont-Ferrand, France
Died: August 19, 1662

 7 Charles M. Schulz

Charles M. Schulz
5
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Cartoonist
Birthdate: November 26, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: February 12, 2000
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 8 Flavor Flav

Flavor Flav
9
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: March 16, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Roosevelt, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 9 Hikaru Nakamura

Hikaru Nakamura
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Chess Player
Birthdate: December 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture, Japan

 10 Alexander von Humboldt

Alexander von Humboldt
4
Famous As: Geographer
Birthdate: September 14, 1769
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berlin
Died: May 6, 1859

 11 Ashlee Simpson

Ashlee Simpson
7
Birthdate: October 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Waco, Texas, U.S.
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 12 Liberace

Liberace
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Pianist, Singer
Birthdate: May 16, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: West Allis, Wisconsin, United States
Died: February 4, 1987

 13 Julian Lennon

Julian Lennon
8
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 8, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 14 Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter
7
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: July 28, 1866
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kensington
Died: December 22, 1943

 15 Fabiano Caruana

Fabiano Caruana
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Chess Player
Birthdate: July 30, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States

 16 Keith Sweat

Keith Sweat
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 22, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, United States

 17 Veselin Topalov

Veselin Topalov
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Chess Player
Birthdate: March 15, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ruse, Bulgaria

 18 Andre Weil

Andre Weil
1
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: May 6, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: August 6, 1998

 19 Sergey Karjakin

Sergey Karjakin
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Chess Player
Birthdate: January 12, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Simferopol, Ukraine
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 20 Nino Rota

Nino Rota
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: December 3, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: April 10, 1979

 21 Robert M. Pirsig

Robert M. Pirsig
1
Famous As: Writer, Philosopher
Birthdate: September 6, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Minneapolis, U.S.
Died: April 24, 2017

 22 Isaac Albeniz

Isaac Albeniz
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Pianist, Composer, Conductor
Birthdate: May 29, 1861
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Camprodon, Spain
Died: May 18, 1909

 23 Krisztina Egerszegi

Krisztina Egerszegi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Swimmer
Birthdate: August 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 24 Josef Hofmann

Josef Hofmann
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Pianist
Birthdate: January 20, 1876
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
Died: February 16, 1957

 25 Virginia Satir

Virginia Satir
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: American author
Birthdate: June 26, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Died: September 10, 1988

 26 Maria Gaetana Agnesi

Maria Gaetana Agnesi
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician, Philosopher, Theologian
Birthdate: May 16, 1718
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: January 9, 1799

 27 John Stewart Bell

John Stewart Bell
0
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: June 28, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Died: October 1, 1990

 28 Alicia de Larrocha

Alicia de Larrocha
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Pianist
Birthdate: May 23, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Died: September 25, 2009

 29 Ferruccio Busoni

Ferruccio Busoni
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: April 1, 1866
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Empoli, Italy
Died: July 27, 1924

 30 Edwin Landseer

Edwin Landseer
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: March 7, 1802
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: October 1, 1873

 31 Samuel Sevian

Samuel Sevian
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Chess Player
Birthdate: December 26, 2000
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Corning, New York, United States

 32 Rudolf Serkin

Rudolf Serkin
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Pianist
Birthdate: March 28, 1903
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cheb, Czechia
Died: May 8, 1991

 33 Javokhir Sindarov

Javokhir Sindarov
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: December 8, 2005
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Uzbekistan

 34 Carl Reinecke

Carl Reinecke
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: June 23, 1824
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Altona, Hamburg, Germany
Died: March 10, 1910

 35 Cyril Meir Scott

Cyril Meir Scott
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: September 27, 1879
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oxton, Birkenhead, England
Died: December 31, 1970

 36 Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti

Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti
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Famous As: Electrical engineer
Birthdate: April 9, 1864
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: January 13, 1930

 37 Alexander Tcherepnin

Alexander Tcherepnin
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: January 21, 1899
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: September 29, 1977

 38 Albrecht von Haller

Albrecht von Haller
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Anatomist
Birthdate: October 16, 1708
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bern
Died: December 12, 1777

 39 Giovanni Bononcini

Giovanni Bononcini
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: July 18, 1670
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Modena, Italy
Died: July 9, 1747

 40 Anne Brown

Anne Brown
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Soprano
Birthdate: August 9, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: March 13, 2009
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 41 Ferdinand Hiller

Ferdinand Hiller
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: October 24, 1811
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
Died: May 10, 1885

 42 William Steinberg

William Steinberg
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Conductor
Birthdate: August 1, 1899
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
Died: May 16, 1978

 43 Juan Soriano

Juan Soriano
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Famous As: Painter and sculptor
Birthdate: August 18, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Mexico
Died: February 10, 2006

 44 Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 13, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)