Miscellaneous

There are a lot of people who have done things that have made them famous for various reasons. At times it is difficult to classify their work or the field in which they have gained their achievements but that does not mean that their achievements are any less extraordinary or noteworthy (sometimes it may be so that we may not have created the apt category for them). This page is a collection of the biographies of such people. These biographies will help you understand the person and his / her achievements better. It will also take you on a journey through their personal and professional lives. These biographies will present you with a timeline of their lives and inform you about some interesting facts and trivia from these famous people’s lives. The people mentioned here are celebrities in their own right and the list also include those whose notoriety cannot go unnoticed.
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 1 Bill Nye

Bill Nye
Famous As: Television Presenter
Birthdate: November 27, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

Bill Nye is an American mechanical engineer, television presenter, and science communicator. He is known for hosting the live-action science program Bill Nye the Science Guy. He is credited with inventing a hydraulic resonance suppressor tube, which is used on the Boeing 747 airplanes. He also helped develop MarsDial, a sundial that became part of the Mars Exploration Rover missions.

 2 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Famous As: Confident, Ambitious
Birthdate: September 5, 1888
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian
Died: April 17, 1975

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was the second President of India and served from 1962 to 1967. He is regarded as one of India’s most eminent scholars and wrote extensively on Indian philosophy and religion. Lifelong he defended Hindu traditions and culture against criticism from the West. September 5, his birthday, is observed as Teachers Day in India, in his honour.

 3 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Famous As: Publisher, U.S. First Lady
Birthdate: July 28, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: May 19, 1994

 4 Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale
Famous As: Founder of Modern Nursing
Birthdate: May 12, 1820
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: August 13, 1910
The Lady with the Lamp Florence Nightingale is remembered for her relentless efforts in nursing soldiers during the Crimean War. She founded London’s St Thomas' Hospital to train nurses. She also pioneered the use of the polar area diagram and was the first female member of the Royal Statistical Society.
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 5 Jaggi Vasudev

Jaggi Vasudev
Famous As: Yoga Guru
Birthdate: September 3, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian

The recipient of Padma Vibhushan, the second-highest civilian award of India, Jaggi Vasudev is a mystic, yogi, and author.  His spiritual program called inner engineering is famous all over the world, particularly in the Western world. Popularly known as Sadhguru, Jaggi Vasudev's yoga programs, environmental initiatives, and educational and social initiatives have earned him celebrity status in India.

 6 Ashley Biden

Ashley Biden
Listed In: Family Members
Famous As: Joe Biden's Daughter
Birthdate: June 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

Ashley Biden, youngest daughter of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, has been the executive director of the Delaware Center for Justice. Ashley owns a clothing company, Livelihood, which donates its sales proceeds to various charities, partnering with online retailer Gilt Groupe. She has fought against animal testing and for dolphin conservation.

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 7 J. R. R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 3, 1892
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British, South African
Died: September 2, 1973

Considered one of the greatest authors, JRR Tolkien is popularly called the father of the modern fantasy literature. He is best known for his high fantasy classic works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, which is set in a conceived world called the Middle-Earth. Many years after his death, Tolkien continues to be one of the best-selling writers.

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 8 William Wilberforce

William Wilberforce
Famous As: Abolitionist
Birthdate: August 24, 1759
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Died: July 29, 1833
William Wilberforce, an independent MP from Yorkshire, was a champion for the British anti-slavery movement and made a significant contribution to the passage of the 1807 Slave Trade Act and the 1833 Slavery Abolition Act. He supported missionaries in India, founded the Church Mission Society, and was against animal cruelty.
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 9 John G. Trump

John G. Trump
Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: August 21, 1907
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: February 21, 1985

 10 Martha McSally

Martha McSally
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 22, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
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 11 Princess Charlotte of Cambridge

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge
Listed In: Family Members
Famous As: Daughter of Prince William
Birthdate: May 2, 2015
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge is the only daughter and the second child of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and the great-granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II. Fourth in the line of succession to the throne of Britain, she has two brothers, Prince George and Prince Louis.

 12 Marco Polo

Marco Polo
Listed In: Explorers
Birthdate: 1254 AD
Nationality: Italian
Died: January 9, 1324

Marco Polo was a Venetian explorer, writer, and merchant. He explored Asia along the Silk Road and is credited with providing the Europeans with descriptions of the culture of the Eastern world, which remained unknown until his exploration. Polo's travel book inspired other travelers like Christopher Columbus. His writings also influenced European cartography, which led to the Fra Mauro map.

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 13 Vasco da Gama

Vasco da Gama
Listed In: Explorers
Famous As: Explorer
Birthdate: 1469 AD
Nationality: Portuguese
Died: December 24, 1524

Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama was the first to link Europe and Asia through an ocean route, when he reached Calicut in 1498, thus enriching Portuguese trade with Asia. He made a second voyage later. He was made Count of Vidigueira in 1519 and the viceroy of India in 1524.

 14 Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
Famous As: Social Reformer, Philosopher
Birthdate: September 26, 1820
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian
Died: July 29, 1891

 15 Hal Lindsey

Hal Lindsey
Famous As: Preacher
Birthdate: November 23, 1929
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 16 Katherine Schwarzenegger

Katherine Schwarzenegger
Famous As: Daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Author
Birthdate: December 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

Katherine Schwarzenegger is a young and confident woman. As an author, she encourages young women to achieve a positive self-image and confidence. Each of her books serves as a guiding light for women, children, and youngsters. She is also associated with non-profit organizations, such as Best Friends Animal Society and American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

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 17 Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman
Listed In: Social Reformers
Famous As: Abolitionist
Birthdate: February 29, 1822
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: March 10, 1913

Born to parents who were bonded slaves, Harriet Tubman life was a difficult one from the very beginning. Yet with her remarkable courage and determination, she not only escaped slavery herself, but also led other enslaved people to freedom. The prominent political activist and abolitionist was also the first woman to lead an armed expedition during the American Civil War.

 18 Karen Pence

Karen Pence
Listed In: Educators
Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: January 1, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
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 19 Mary Todd Lincoln

Mary Todd Lincoln
Famous As: Former First Lady of the United States
Birthdate: December 13, 1818
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: July 16, 1882

Mary Todd Lincoln was the wife of Abraham Lincoln. She played an important role during the American Civil War as she worked hard to keep the morale of the country high throughout the war. Mary invariably finds a place in stories and biographies written about Abraham Lincoln as she was seated next to him when he was killed.

 20 Raja Ram Mohan Roy

Raja Ram Mohan Roy
Famous As: socio-religious reformer
Birthdate: May 22, 1772
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Indian
Died: September 27, 1833

Raja Ram Mohan Roy was an Indian social and religious reformer. He is credited with co-founding the Brahmo Sabha, a social-religious reform movement. Often referred to as the Father of the Bengal Renaissance, Roy has had an influential role in fields like politics, education, and religion. In 2004, he was ranked 10th in BBC's Greatest Bengali of all time poll.

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 21 Charles Stanley

Charles Stanley
Famous As: Pastor, Radio personality
Birthdate: September 25, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 22 Zheng He

Zheng He
Listed In: Explorers
Famous As: Explorer
Birthdate: September 23, 1371
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Chinese
Died: 1433 AD
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 23 Xuanzang

Xuanzang
Listed In: Priests, Explorers
Famous As: Scholar
Birthdate: 0602 AD
Nationality: Chinese
Died: February 5, 0664

 24 Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi

Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi
Famous As: Islamic Scholar, Reformer
Birthdate: June 14, 1856
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Indian
Died: October 28, 1921
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 25 William Lloyd Garrison

William Lloyd Garrison
Famous As: Abolitionist
Birthdate: December 12, 1805
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: May 24, 1879

 26 Robert Owen

Robert Owen
Listed In: Social Reformers
Birthdate: May 14, 1771
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Welsh
Died: November 17, 1858
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 27 Narayana Guru

Narayana Guru
Famous As: Spiritual Leader, Social Reformer
Birthdate: August 20, 1856
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Indian
Died: September 20, 1928

 28 Kanshi Ram

Kanshi Ram
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 15, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Indian
Died: October 9, 2006
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 29 Vinoba Bhave

Vinoba Bhave
Listed In: Social Reformers
Famous As: Social Reformer
Birthdate: September 11, 1895
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian
Died: November 15, 1982

 30 James Oglethorpe

James Oglethorpe
Famous As: Founder of the colony of Georgia
Birthdate: December 22, 1696
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British
Died: June 30, 1785
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 31 Bipin Chandra Pal

Bipin Chandra Pal
Listed In: Social Reformers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 7, 1858
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian
Died: May 20, 1932

 32 Maya Harris

Maya Harris
Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: January 30, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

A lawyer, law professor, political analyst and a civil rights activist, Maya Harris’s list of achievements is huge. One of the youngest in the US to become a law school dean, Maya Harris has worked with Hillary Clinton and her own sister Kamala Harris in their respective presidential campaigns.

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 33 Wallis Simpson

Wallis Simpson
Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: June 19, 1896
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: April 24, 1986

Wallis Simpson was an American socialite. She remains a controversial figure in the history of British politics as she played a major role in causing a constitutional crisis that eventually led to the abdication of British King Edward VIII. Edward VIII abdicated in order to marry Wallis as he could not marry Wallis, a divorcée, while remaining on the throne.

 34 Mary Tudor

Mary Tudor
Famous As: princess
Birthdate: March 18, 1496
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
Died: June 25, 1533
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 35 Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama
Listed In: First Ladies
Famous As: Former First Lady of the United States
Birthdate: January 17, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

Wife of the former U.S President, Barack Obama, and one of the most popular First Ladies of the United States, Michelle Obama is a celebrity in her own right. She is still very popular and is a sought-after speaker around the globe and often lends her voice to issues like poverty awareness, education, nutrition, women’s rights, immigration and racism.

 36 Lady Sarah McCorquodale

Lady Sarah McCorquodale
Listed In: Celebrities
Birthdate: March 19, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
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 37 Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong
Famous As: Astronaut
Birthdate: August 5, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: August 25, 2012

The first person to walk on the Moon, Neil Armstrong was an astronaut and aeronautical engineer. Prior to his trip to the Moon, he became NASA's first civilian astronaut to fly in space. After resigning from NASA, he taught in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. He was a Presidential Medal of Freedom awardee.

 38 Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt
Famous As: Former First Lady of the United States
Birthdate: October 11, 1884
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: November 7, 1962

Feminist and civil rights icon Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, was the longest-serving U.S First Lady. She was a prominent human rights activist, wrote columns, and hosted a radio show. She was named to Gallup's List of Most Widely Admired People of the 20th Century in 1999.

 39 Paula White

Paula White
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 40 Nancy Reagan

Nancy Reagan
Listed In: First Ladies
Famous As: Former First Lady of the United States
Birthdate: July 6, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: March 6, 2016

Nancy Reagan was an American actress who also served as the first lady of the US between 1981 and 1989. One of her major initiatives as the first lady was her role in founding a drug awareness campaign called Just Say No. She had a strong influence on President Ronald Reagan, having an impact on many of his diplomatic decisions.

 41 Prince Louis of Cambridge

Prince Louis of Cambridge
Famous As: Member of the British Royal Family
Birthdate: April 23, 2018
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

Prince Louis of Cambridge is the second son of Catherine and Prince William. One of the members of the British royal family, Louis is behind his grandfather, father, brother, and sister in the line of succession to the throne; he is the first British prince to be ranked behind a sister after the enactment of the Perth Agreement

 42 Joel Osteen

Joel Osteen
Famous As: American Preacher & Televangelist
Birthdate: March 5, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

Joel Osteen is an American pastor, author, and televangelist. He is one of the most popular televangelists in the world, with his televised sermons being watched by millions of people every week in over 100 countries, including 10 million viewers in the US alone. In 2006, he was named in the 10 Most Fascinating People list published by Barbara Walters.

 43 Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush
Listed In: First Ladies
Famous As: Former First Lady of the U.S
Birthdate: June 8, 1925
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: April 17, 2018

The first lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993, Barbara Bush was the wife of the 41st US President George H. W. Bush. She was also the mother of  George W. Bush, the 43rd president of US. As the first lady, she focused on family literacy and was the founder of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy.

 44 Mary Ann Shadd

Mary Ann Shadd Cary
Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: October 9, 1823
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Canadian, American
Died: June 5, 1893

 45 Rosemary Kennedy

Rosemary Kennedy
Listed In: Family Members
Famous As: John F. Kennedy's Sister
Birthdate: September 13, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: January 7, 2005
Rosemary Kennedy was the eldest daughter of Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. and sister of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy. A botched lobotomy conducted on her, to control her violent mood swings, rendered her unable to speak properly and paralyzed. Her family did not meet her for 20 years.

 46 Laura Bush

Laura Bush
Listed In: First Ladies
Famous As: Former First Lady of the United States
Birthdate: November 4, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

Laura Bush is an American educator. She served as the First Lady of the US from 2001 to 2009, during which she encouraged education and helped advance women's causes through non-profit organizations. Regarded as one of the most famous American First Ladies, Laura Bush focused on raising awareness about malaria and HIV/AIDS.

 47 Lady Bird Johnson

Lady Bird Johnson
Famous As: First Lady of the United States
Birthdate: December 22, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: July 11, 2007

Lady Bird Johnson was an American socialite who served as the First Lady of the US from 1963 to 1969. As First Lady, Johnson was responsible for the passage of the Highway Beautification Act, which was nicknamed Lady Bird's Bill. She was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal in 1977 and 1988, respectively.

 48 Clementine Churchill

Clementine Churchill
Listed In: Family Members
Famous As: Winston Churchill's wife
Birthdate: April 1, 1885
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: December 12, 1977
Clementine Churchill, wife of British prime minister Winston Churchill, worked with the Red Cross, to aid Russia, and with the YWCA War War Time Appeal, during World War II. She also managed canteens for YMCA during World War I. She received numerous accolades, including the CBE and a life peerage.

 49 Rosalynn Carter

Rosalynn Carter
Listed In: First Ladies
Famous As: Former First Lady, Activist
Birthdate: August 18, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

Rosalynn Carter, served as the U.S. First Lady from 1977 to 1981, as the wife of former U.S. president Jimmy Carter. She promoted human rights, peace, and mental health awareness. She was also an envoy to Latin America and launched Every Child By Two, a childhood immunization awareness program.

 50 Anita Hill

Anita Hill
Famous As: Attorney
Birthdate: July 30, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
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