1000 Years of Famous People

1000 Years of Famous People

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This is a comprehensive look at the famous and the notorious, their achievements and the legacies they have left humankind. Organized by theme - explorers, inventors, leaders, artists, sportspeople, musicians, politicians, scientists, writers, reformers etc - each chapter looks at the famous figures pre-1000 AD to put the rest of the chapter in its historical context. Each entry gives the facts about the life and works of a key figure who helped to shape the last 1000 years.As well as basic biographies outlining where these people lived, the time they lived in, their work and accomplishmenmts, the book contains extra information and quirky details about them. Below each entry is a list of inventors' inventions, the actors' and actresses' notable films, the artists' major works etc.
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  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 224 x 283mm | 1,303g
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • illustrations, photographs, index
  • 0753407698
  • 9780753407691

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A stylish, fact-filled celebration of the last 1000 years, this fascinating book is split into sections of by subject: leaders, inventors, etc, arranged chronologically within the sections. Excellent reference for all the family.
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Table of contents

1-8 Prelims; 9; Chapter 1 World Leaders; The kings; emperors and statesmen who have ruled our world. To include - Henry VIII; Catherine the Great; Louis XIV; Napoleon; Abraham Lincoln; Washington; Sitting Bull; Emperor Hirohito; Mahatma Gandhi; the Aga Khan; Adolf Hitler; Martin Luther King Jr; John F. Kennedy; Nelson Mandela 33; Chapter 2 Explorers; The men and women who have helped us discover the real shape of the world and outer space. To include - Ferdinand Magellan; Christopher Columbus; Mary Anning; David Livingstone; Robert Falcon Scott; Ernest Shackleton; Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay; Neil Armstrong 57; Chapter 3 Scientists; The geniuses who have made possible so much progress in the fields of healthcare and technology. To include - Sigmund Freud; Alexander Fleming; Marie Curie; Otto Hahn; Lise Meitner; Enrico Fermi; Albert Einstein; Rosalind Franklin 81; Chapter 4 Engineers And Inventors; The wizards and technicians with the imagination to try new ventures. To include - Johannes Gutenberg; George Stephenson; Isambard Kingdom Brunel; William Caxton; Charles Babbage; John Logie Baird; Alexander Graham Bell; the Wright brothers; Karl Benz; Guglielmo Marconi; Henry Ford; Clive Sinclair; Trevor Bayliss 105; Chapter 5 Writers And Reformers; The poets; playwrights and novelists and philosophers who have shaped our thoughts over the last 1000 years. To include - Dante Alighieri; Francesco Petrarch; Geoffrey Chaucer; William Shakespeare; Johann Goethe; Lord Byron; John Milton; Honore Balzac; Charles Dickens; Colette; Karl Marx; Louisa May Alcott; Lewis Carroll; Harriet Tubman; the Pankhursts; Martin Luther King; Alexander Solzhenitsyn; Steve Biko; Ang San Suu Kyi 129; Chapter 6 Stars Of Stage And Screen; The performers; their directors and producers. To include - Charlie Chaplin; Mack Sennett; Sergei Eisenstein; Jean Renoir; Clark Gable; Greta Garbo; Marilyn Monroe; Alfred Hitchcock; James Dean; Marlon Brando; Judy Garland; Laurence Olivier; Vivien Leigh; Ken Russell; Jane Fonda; Tom Cruise 153; Chapter 7 Artists And Architects; The brilliant artists; sculptors and architects that have shaped so many works of arts. To include - Fra Angelico; Leonardo da Vinci; Michaelangelo; Wren; Rubens; Breugel; Van Dyke; Rembrandt; van Gogh; Klee; Kandinsky; Picasso; Dali; Bacon; Foster 177; Chapter 8 Musicians And Dancers; The writers and performers of music over the last millennium. To include - Bach; Mozart; Beethoven; Verdi; Tchaikovsky; Rossini; Rachmaninov; Schubert; Elgar; Sergei Diaghilev; Scott Joplin; Enrico Caruso; Louis Armstrong; Maria Callas; Frank Sinatra; Martha Graham; Margot Fonteyn and Rudolph Nureyev; Elvis Presley; ABBA; Jimi Hendrix; Janis Joplin; the Beatles; Bob Marley; Michael Jackson; Madonna; Spice Girls 201; Chapter 9 Sporting Stars; To include - W.G.Grace; Jack Dempsey; Babe Ruth; Johnny Weissmuller; Paava Nurmi; Donald Bradman; Jesse Owens; Pele Malcolm Campbell; Joe Louis; Roger Bannister; Muhammad Ali; Olga Korbut; Zola Budd; Diego Mara
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