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Robert Bakewell
Robert Bakewell - Farm Animals
Robert Bakewell was born in 1725 in Dishley, near Loughborough in Leicestershire and was one of the first people to try and improve the quality, well-being and condition of farm animals in Britain. His keen interest in farm animals came from working with his father who was an experienced tenant farmer.
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William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare 1564-1616
William Shakespeare was born at Stratford-on-Avon, and baptised in Stratford church in 1564. He married Anne Hathaway, and they had three children - Susanna, and the twins Hamnet and Judith. Shakespeare went to London to seek his fortune and joined a company of players at one of the theatres outside the city.
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Galileo
Galileo Galilei 1564-1642
Galileo, born in 1564, was one of the most distinguished of the early scientists. He was a professor of mathematics at Pisa in Italy, but he was also a great experimental physicist. He saw a lamp swinging in Pisa Cathedral, noted from his own pulse rate that it swung regularly, and saw how to use a swinging pendulum for measuring time.
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Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin 1809-1882
Charles Darwin was a scientist and known all over the world. He was born in Shropshire, England in 1809. As a young boy he was not considered to be very intelligent because of his continued study of insects and rocks, instead of learning what other people wanted him to learn.
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Winston Churchill
Sir Winston Churchill 1874-1966
Sir Winston Spencer Churchill was born in 1874 at Blenheim Palace. One of his ancestors was the first Duke of Marlborough who won the battle of Blenheim in the reign of Queen Anne. Churchill became one of the greatest men in British history. In his early years he was a soldier in India and the Sudan, and was captured by the Boers in South Africa while he was a war correspondent.
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Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus circa 1446-1506
Christopher Columbus was the Italian sailor and explorer who discovered America and whose date of birth is believed to be about 1446. He was at sea from his boyhood and knew a lot about ships, and he tried to convince people that as the world was round we ought to get to India by sailing across the Atlantic Ocean.
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