Category Archives: Famous People

Flora Sandes: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about Flora Sandes. Flora Sandes was the only British woman to officially fight as soldier during World War I. She was a Sergeant Major in the Serbian Army and a Captain after the war. Flora was born in 1876 in Yorkshire. She often wished she had been born a boy and as a child she… Continue Reading

Nicholas Winton: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about Nicholas Winton. Nicholas Winton is a British humanitarian who saved many Jewish children from the Holocaust. Just before World War II started, he devised a plan to rescue 669 Jewish children from Czechoslovakia. Winton was born in London, in 1909. He was the son of Jewish German parents, and the… Continue Reading

King Louis XIV: Facts About the Sun King

Here are some facts about King Louis XIV. King Louis XIV was the King of France from 1643 until 1715. He reigned for 72 years, making him the longest ruling monarch of any major European country. He was born in France in 1638 and became King at the age of 5, following the death of his… Continue Reading

Gregor Mendel: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about Gregor Mendel. Gregor Mendel was a 19th century Augustinian monk and scientist. He is famous for his plant experiments which helped to establish some of the now accepted laws of heredity. Mendel was born in July, 1822 on his family’s Austrian farm (although its location is now within the borders… Continue Reading

Robert Hooke: Facts and Information

Here are some interesting facts about Robert Hooke. Robert Hooke was a 17th century English philosopher and architect. He is best known for Hooke’s Law which addresses the relationship between force and distance in physics. Robert Hooke was born on the Isle of Wight in 1635 and was fascinated by drawing and by mechanical devices.… Continue Reading

Georges Braque: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about Georges Braque. Georges Braque was a French painter, printer and collage maker. He is considered to be one of the most important Cubist painters of the 20th century, along with Picasso. Braque and Picasso created Cubism, one of the most influential 20th century art movements. The Cubists were interested in… Continue Reading