Subject Index - Kids Konnect http://kidskonnect.com/subjectindex/21-categories/people.html Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:12 -0500 en-gb Ali, Muhammad http://kidskonnect.com/subjectindex/21-categories/people/157-ali-muhammad.html http://kidskonnect.com/subjectindex/21-categories/people/157-ali-muhammad.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fast Facts Resources
Wikipedia
The Official Ali Website
Biography.com

 

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Date of Birth
January 17, 1942

Name at Birth
Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.

Place of Birth
Louisville, Kentucky

Birth Family
Cassius and Odessa Clay

Marriage/Spouse
Married to his fourth wife, Yolanda,
since 1986

Children
Seven daughters, two sons

Career
Professional heavyweight boxer

Reason for Fame
56 wins, 37 knockouts, 19 decisions

Additional Information
*  Diagnosed with Parkinson’s
Syndrome in 1984

*  In 1999, Ali was crowned “Sportsman of the Century by Sports Illustrated and

*  Sports Personality of the
Century by the BBC.

*  Ali was a gold-medal winner at the 1960 Olympics, in Rome.

*  Ali was inducted in the International Box Hall of Fame in 1990
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jbelzer@kidskonnect.com (Jan Belzer) People Sat, 03 Mar 2007 15:08:15 -0600
Armstrong, Lance http://kidskonnect.com/subjectindex/21-categories/people/153-armstrong-lance.html http://kidskonnect.com/subjectindex/21-categories/people/153-armstrong-lance.html

 

 

 

 

 

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Name
Lance Edward Gunderson
Later became Lance Armstrong who adopted by his step father

Date of Birth  
September 18, 1971

Place of Birth
Plano, Texas 

Birth Family
Mother is Linda Mooneyham and Father is Eddie Charles Gunderson 
Mother later married Terry Keith Armstrong. 

Marriage/Spouse
girlfriend Anna Hansen

Children
1 son, Max, with girlfriend Anna Hansen
3 children, a son, Luke,  and twin daughters, Isabella and Grace, from a previous marriage   

Education    
High school graduate 

Career
Professional road cycling racer

Reason for Fame
Rides for UCI Pro Team – Team Radio Shack
Won the Tour de France a record-breaking seven consecutive years

Additional Information
Olympian: 1992, 1996, 2000
Bronze Medalist Time Trial (2000)
Cancer survivor

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Fast Facts Resources
The Official Lance Armstrong Website 
Wikipedia
Lance Armstrong Foundation:  Live Strong

  
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jbelzer@kidskonnect.com (Jan Belzer) People Sat, 03 Mar 2007 14:13:00 -0600
Bach, Johann Sebastian http://kidskonnect.com/subjectindex/21-categories/people/423-bach-johann-sebastian.html http://kidskonnect.com/subjectindex/21-categories/people/423-bach-johann-sebastian.html

 

 
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Name
Johann Sebastian Back

 Date of Birth
March 31, 1685

 Date of Death
July 28, 1750 at the age of 65

 Place of Birth
Eisenach, Saxe-Eisenach

 Birth Family
Johann Ambrosius Bach  was his father and Maria Elisabeth Lammerhirt was his mother

 Marriage/Spouse
Married Maria Barbara Bach, his second cousin
In 1720, his wife, Maria, died suddenly
The following year, he married Anna Magdalena Wilcke

 Children
Seven children, four of whom survived to adulthood
Two of them – Wilhelm Friedemann Bach and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, became composers

 Bach and Anna Magdalena Wilcke had 13 children, six of whom survived into adulthood: Gottfried Heinrich, Johann Christoph Friedrich and Johann Christian, all of whom became significant musicians; Elisabeth Juliana Friederica; Johanna Carolina; and Regina Susanna

 Education
St. Michael’s School in Luneburg

 Career
German composer, organist, violist, violinist

 Reason for Fame
There are over 1000 known  compositions by Johann  Sebastian Bach.  They  include cantatas, chorales, songs and arias, motets, liturgical works, passions and oratorios

Additional Information
His work is revered for their intellectual depth, technical command and artistic beauty
Bach is regarded as the supreme composer of the Baroque, and as one of the greatest of all time

      
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Classical Musical Archives: Johann Sebastian Bach
Classical Music Page: Johann Sebastian Bach
Classical Music Pages
J.S. Bach Home Page
Johann Sebastian Bach
Johnan Sebastian Bach 1
Johann Sebastian Bach: Periods in His Life
Johann Sebastian Bach's Life (1685-1750)
Pictures of Johann Sebastian Bach
Wikipedia: Johann Sebastian Bach
Fast Facts Resources
Wikipedia
J.S. Bach Home Page
Classical Archives
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jbelzer@kidskonnect.com (Jan Belzer) People Fri, 31 Aug 2007 15:04:43 -0500
Diana, Princess http://kidskonnect.com/subjectindex/21-categories/people/146-diana-princess.html http://kidskonnect.com/subjectindex/21-categories/people/146-diana-princess.html

 

 

 

 

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Name
Diana Frances Spencer

Date of Birth
July 1, 1961

Place of Birth
Norfolk, England

Date of Death
August 31, 1997

Birth Family
John Spencer and Frances Shand Kydd

Marriage/Spouse
Prince Charles of Wales
Divorced on August 28, 1996

Children
Prince William and Prince Harry

Education
Local Day Schools
West Heath Girls’ School
Institute Alopin Videmanette: finishing school.

Career
Princess of Wales

Reason for Fame
Great interest in many causes that affect people, especially children.
Called the "Peoples' Princess"
Killed in a car crash in Paris, France on August 31, 1997

Additional Information
Diana was the President of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. 
She was also a most visible supporter of the
International Campaign to Ban Landmines. 
After her death, in 1997, she won the Nobel Peace Prize which many believed was a posthumous tribute for all the good works she had done over the years.

 

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jbelzer@kidskonnect.com (Jan Belzer) People Fri, 02 Mar 2007 08:56:07 -0600
Earhart, Amelia http://kidskonnect.com/subjectindex/21-categories/people/215-earhart-amelia.html http://kidskonnect.com/subjectindex/21-categories/people/215-earhart-amelia.html
 

 

 

 

 

 

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Name
Amelia Mary Earhart 

Date of Birth
July 24, 1897 

Date of Death
July 1937 (?) 

Place of Birth
Atchison, Kansas 

Birth Family
Edwin and Amy Earhart 

Marriage/Spouse
George Palmer Putnam 

Children
none 

Education
Graduated from Hyde Park High School in Chicago, IL. 
Trained as a nurse’s aid
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erved as a Voluntary Aid Detachment nurse at a military hospital during World War I. 
Enrolled as a pre-med student at Columbia University. 
Moved to California to be with her parents. She and her father attended an “aerial meet” in Long Beach and that is where she became interested in flying.  The next day, given a helmet and goggles, she boarded the open-cockpit biplane for a 10 minute flight over Los Angeles. She immediately began taking flying instructions from pioneer aviatrix Anita Snook.

Career
Pilot and author 

Reason for Fame
In 1928, she was the first women pilot to fly as a passenger across the Atlantic Ocean. In 1932, she became the first women to pilot a plane across that ocean and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross   

Additional Information
On October 1922, she set a women’s altitude record of 14,000 feet which was later broken by Ruth Nichols.

 On  June 1, 1937, Amelia and her navigator Fred Noonan departed Miami, Florida, bound for California by traveling around the world.  On July 2, she took off from Lae, New Guinea.  Her last radio contact  reported she was on a course for Howland Island,  It has been determined that the plane went down some 35 – 100 miles off the coast of Howland Island.  An extensive search was conducted at a cost of over 4 million dollars.  On July 18, the search was abandoned by ships in the Howland area.

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Fast Facts Resources
Wikipedia
The Official Website of Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart
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jbelzer@kidskonnect.com (Jan Belzer) People Tue, 13 Mar 2007 20:53:37 -0500
Edison, Thomas http://kidskonnect.com/subjectindex/21-categories/people/162-edison-thomas.html http://kidskonnect.com/subjectindex/21-categories/people/162-edison-thomas.html

 

 

 

 

 

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Name 
Thomas Alva Edison 

Date of Birth 
February 11,1847 

Date of Death
October 18, 1931 

Place of Birth
Milan, Ohio 

Birth Family  
Samuel and Nancy Edison

Marriage/Spouse
Mary Stilwell
After her death, Edison married Mina Miller. 

Children
6 children – three by each wife
Marion Estelle ,Thomas Alva Jr., William Leslie,
Madeleine, Charles, Theodore Miller  

Education
Very little formal education
Home schooled by his mother 

Career
Telegrapher and inventor 

Reason for Fame
First patent – telegraph
First invention – Tin foil phonograph
Edison profoundly affected the technology of modern society.
Thomas Edison graced the world with over 1,000 inventions;
he had 1,093 successful U.S. patents.  He had filed an estimated 500-600 unsuccessful or abandoned patent applications as well. 

Additional Information
Edison’s greatest challenge was the development of a practical incandescent, electric light.
He didn’t invent the light bulb, but rather he improved upon a 50-year-old idea.

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The Thomas Edison Papers
Thomas Alva Edison

Fast Facts Resources
Wikipedia
About.com - Inventors
Thomas Edison.com

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jbelzer@kidskonnect.com (Jan Belzer) People Sat, 03 Mar 2007 15:59:47 -0600
Einstein, Albert http://kidskonnect.com/subjectindex/21-categories/people/137-einstein-albert.html http://kidskonnect.com/subjectindex/21-categories/people/137-einstein-albert.html

 

 

 

 
 

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Name
Albert Einstein 

Date of Birth
March 14, 1879 

Date of Death
April 18, 1955 

Place of Birth
Ulm, in Wurteemberg, Germany 

Birth Family
Hermann and Pauline Einstein

Marriage/Spouse
Mileva Maric; later married Elsa Lowenthal 

Children
daughter Lieserl
sons Hans Albert Einstein and Eduard
stepdaughters Margot and Ilse (from his second marriage)

Education
Attended a Catholic elementary school
Secondary school - Swiss Federal Polytechnic School
In 1905 obtained doctorate degree

Career
Theoretical physicist 

Reason for Fame
considered greatest physicist ever

Additional Information
Throughout his life, Einstein published hundreds of books and articles.  Most were about physics. 
In 1922, Einstein was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics.
 

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Fast Facts Resources
Wikipedia
Nobel Prize.org
Albert Einstein Online 

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jbelzer@kidskonnect.com (Jan Belzer) People Mon, 26 Feb 2007 11:09:10 -0600
Elizabeth II, Queen http://kidskonnect.com/subjectindex/21-categories/people/160-elizabeth-ii-queen.html http://kidskonnect.com/subjectindex/21-categories/people/160-elizabeth-ii-queen.html

 

 

 

 
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Name
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor 

Date of Birth

April 21, 1926  

Place of Birth

Mayfair, London 

Birth Family

Father  was Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI)
and mother was Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, House of Windsor

Marriage/Spouse

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 

Children

4 children: Charles, Anne, Andrew, Edward 

Education

Educated at home 

Career

Became Queen England II of England on June 2, 1953. 

Reason for Fame

Elizabeth is head of the Commonwealth and Queen
of seven independent Commonwealth countries: the United Kingdom, Canada,
Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan and Ceylon, later renamed Sri Lanka. 
During her reign, she became queen of 25 other countries
within the Commonweath as they gained independence from Britain. 
She has been the sovereign of 32 individual nations, but half of them later became republics. 

Additional Information

During World War II, she joined the Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service
as No. 230873 Second Subbaltern Elizabeth Windsor. 
She trained as a driver and mechanic, drove a military truck
and rose to the rank of Junior Commander.  She is the last surviving head of state
who served in uniform during World War II.

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 Fast Facts Resources
Wikipedia

Official Website of the British Monarchy
Her Majesty, The Queen 

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jbelzer@kidskonnect.com (Jan Belzer) People Sat, 03 Mar 2007 15:45:54 -0600
Fitzgerald, Ella http://kidskonnect.com/subjectindex/21-categories/people/150-fitzgerald-ella.html http://kidskonnect.com/subjectindex/21-categories/people/150-fitzgerald-ella.html

 

 

 

 

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Name
Ella Jane Fitgerald 

Date of Birth
April 25, 1917 

Date of Death
June 15, 1996

Place of Birth
Newport News, Virginia 

Birth Family
Ella was the child of a common-law marriage
between William and Temperance Fitzgerald 

Marriage/Spouse
First husband was Benny Kornegay
Second husband was Ray Brown.
In 1957, it was reported that Fitzgerald had secretly married
Thor Einar Larsen, a young Norwegian, in Oslo. 

Children
adopted a child born to Fitzgerald’s half-sister, Frances,
whom they christened Ray Brown, Jr. 

Education

attended public school 

Career
American jazz vocalist 

Reason for Fame
Known as “First Lady of Song”, Lady Ella. 

Additional Information
With a vocal range spanning three octaves, Ella was noted for her purity of tone,
impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a “hornlike” improvisational ability,
particular in her scatsinging.  Over a recording career that lasted 59 years,
she was the winner of 13 Grammy Awards and was awarded the National medal of Art by Ronald Reagan and the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George H. W.Bush.
 


 

 

 Fast Facts Resources
The Official Website of Ella Fitzgerald
Wikipedia
American Masters:  Ella Fitzgerald

 

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jbelzer@kidskonnect.com (Jan Belzer) People Sat, 03 Mar 2007 13:44:03 -0600
Frank, Anne http://kidskonnect.com/subjectindex/21-categories/people/138-frank-anne.html http://kidskonnect.com/subjectindex/21-categories/people/138-frank-anne.html

 

 

 
 

 

 

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Name
Annelies Marie “Anne” Frank 

Date of Birth
June 12, 1929 

Date of Death
Early March, 1945 

Place of Birth
Frankfurt, Germany 

Birth Family
Otto Frank and Edith Frank-Hollander
One sister, Margot Frank

Education
Montessori School, Jewish Lyceum 

Career
Student
Writer, Author 

Reason for Fame
Anne Frank died while in a Nazi concentration camp at the age of 16.

The publication of her diary, Anne Frank:  The Diary of a Young Girl, has been read by millions and allows insight into the life of this young girl
during a very difficult time in her life.

Additional Information
Anne dreamed of becoming an actress.  In 1934, her family fled Germany and moved to Amzterdam in the Netherlands.  In 1940, Germany invaded the Netherlands and the government began to persecute Jews by the implementation of restrictive and discriminatory laws; mandatory registration and segregation soon followed.  On the morning of July 1, 1942, Anne and her family were forced to move into a hiding.  On her thirteenth birthday, Anne received an autograph book, with a small lock on the front.   Anne decided she would use it as diary and began writing in it almost immediately.
 
  

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Wikipedia
The Official Anne Frank Website
The Anne Frank Center USA

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jbelzer@kidskonnect.com (Jan Belzer) People Mon, 26 Feb 2007 11:29:19 -0600