Christopher Columbus

Monument of Christopher Columbus pointing towards America during golden sunset in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Introduction Known as the Italian explorer who made the remarkable change in the “New World,” Christopher Columbus was born in 1451 in Genoa, Italy to a wool merchant with three other brothers and a sister. Prior his life as an explorer, the teenage Columbus participated in various trading voyages. In 1476, when Columbus made what […]

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Memorial statue, Washington, DC

Introduction Born on February 12, 1809 in Hardin County, Kentucky was the 16th president of the United States of America, Abraham Lincoln, who led the country through the Civil War. Viewed by most as the best president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln has lived a simple life in his early years. He was born […]

Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Churchill Memorial in Toronto, Canada with his statue in the background.

Introduction A remarkable man, Winston Churchill, was an orator, writer, politician, and soldier who helped Britain achieve its victory during the Second World War. Winston Churchill was born on November 30, 1874 at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. He came from a prominent family with his politician father from the aristocratic family of the Dukes of […]

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson Memorial at Missouri History Museum in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

Introduction Born on April 13, 1743 to a planter and surveyor father, Peter Jefferson, and mother from a well-known family, Jane Randolph, was Thomas Jefferson. He was the third president of the United States of America and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson was born in Albermarle County in Virginia, USA. […]