Famous Celebrities Who Are Child Prodigies

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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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Ice Cube
(Rapper - Contributed Significantly to the Development of 'Gangsta Rap')
Ice Cube
58
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Crenshaw, California, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 2 
Usain Bolt
(Olympic athlete)
Usain Bolt
48
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sherwood Content, Jamaica
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 3 
Stevie Wonder
(Singer-Songwriter and Musician)
Stevie Wonder
38
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 13, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 4 
Brian May
(Lead Guitarist of the Rock Band 'Queen')
Brian May
27
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 19, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hampton, London, England
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 5 
Ada Lovelace
(Countess of Lovelace)
Ada Lovelace
28
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 10, 1815
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London
Died: November 27, 1852
 6 
Bobby Fischer
(American Chess Grandmaster and the Eleventh World Chess Champion)
Bobby Fischer
43
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: January 17, 2008
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Blaise Pascal
(One of the Greatest Mathematicians of All Time Who Invented the Mechanical Calculator)
Blaise Pascal
9
Birthdate: June 19, 1623
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Clermont-Ferrand, France
Died: August 19, 1662
 8 
Charles M. Schulz
(Cartoonist)
Charles M. Schulz
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 26, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: February 12, 2000
 9 
Flavor Flav
(Rapper)
Flavor Flav
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 16, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Roosevelt, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 10 
Hikaru Nakamura
(Chess Player)
Hikaru Nakamura
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
 11 
Liberace
(Pianist, Actor, Singer and the Highest-Paid Entertainer in the World From the 1950s to 1970s)
Liberace
15
Birthdate: May 16, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: West Allis, Wisconsin, United States
Died: February 4, 1987
Ashlee Simpson
11
Birthdate: October 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Waco, Texas, U.S.
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Alexander von Humboldt
5
Birthdate: September 14, 1769
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berlin
Died: May 6, 1859
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Beatrix Potter
9
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 28, 1866
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kensington
Died: December 22, 1943
Julian Lennon
9
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 8, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Fabiano Caruana
(Chess Player)
Fabiano Caruana
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 30, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
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Keith Sweat
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 22, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, United States
 18 
Veselin Topalov
(Bulgarian Chess Grandmaster and Former FIDE World Chess Champion)
Veselin Topalov
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 15, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ruse, Bulgaria
 19 
Andre Weil
(Mathematician)
Andre Weil
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 6, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: August 6, 1998
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Sergey Karjakin
(Russian Chess Grandmaster)
Sergey Karjakin
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 12, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Simferopol, Ukraine
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 21 
Nino Rota
(Composer)
Nino Rota
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 3, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: April 10, 1979
 22 
Isaac Albeniz
(Spanish Catalan Virtuoso Pianist & One of the Foremost Composers of the Post-Romantic Era)
Isaac Albeniz
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 29, 1861
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Camprodon, Spain
Died: May 18, 1909
 23 
Robert M. Pirsig
(Writer, Philosopher)
Robert M. Pirsig
2
Birthdate: September 6, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Minneapolis, U.S.
Died: April 24, 2017
 24 
Krisztina Egerszegi
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 25 
Virginia Satir
(American author)
Virginia Satir
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 26, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Died: September 10, 1988
 26 
Josef Hofmann
(Polish-American Pianist, Composer and Inventor Known For His Invention of 'Pneumatic Shock Absorbers' for Cars and Airplanes)
Josef Hofmann
1
Birthdate: January 20, 1876
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
Died: February 16, 1957
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John Stewart Bell
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 28, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Died: October 1, 1990
 28 
Maria Gaetana Agnesi
(First Woman to Write a Mathematics Handbook and the First Woman Appointed as a University Mathematics Professor)
Maria Gaetana Agnesi
1
Birthdate: May 16, 1718
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: January 9, 1799
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Alicia de Larrocha
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 23, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Died: September 25, 2009
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Ferruccio Busoni
(Italian Composer, Pianist and Conductor Known for His Works ‘Arlecchino’ and ‘Doktor Faust’)
Ferruccio Busoni
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 1, 1866
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Empoli, Italy
Died: July 27, 1924
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Samuel Sevian
(Chess Player)
Samuel Sevian
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 26, 2000
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Corning, New York, United States
 32 
Rudolf Serkin
(Bohemian-Born Austrian-American Pianist Regarded as One of the Greatest Beethoven Interpreters)
Rudolf Serkin
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 28, 1903
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cheb, Czechia
Died: May 8, 1991
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Javokhir Sindarov
(Chess player)
Javokhir Sindarov
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 8, 2005
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Uzbekistan
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Cyril Meir Scott
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 27, 1879
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oxton, Birkenhead, England
Died: December 31, 1970
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Albrecht von Haller
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 16, 1708
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bern
Died: December 12, 1777
 36 
Alexander Tcherepnin
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 21, 1899
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: September 29, 1977
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Giovanni Bononcini
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 18, 1670
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Modena, Italy
Died: July 9, 1747
 38 
Anne Brown
(American Soprano Who Created the Role of Bess in George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess)
Anne Brown
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 9, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: March 13, 2009
 39 
William Steinberg
(German-American Conductor Who Directed the Pittsburgh Symphony From 1952 to 1976)
William Steinberg
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 1, 1899
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
Died: May 16, 1978
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Juan Soriano
(Mexican Artist Known for His Paintings, Sculptures and Theater Work)
Juan Soriano
0
Birthdate: August 18, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Mexico
Died: February 10, 2006
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