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Bruce Lee (1940-1973)

Bruce Lee (1940-1973) - Stories Preschool

Bruce Lee was a Hong Kong and American actor, film director, martial artist, philosopher and founder of the martial art Jeet Kune Do. His Hong Kong and Hollywood-produced films elevated the traditional Hong Kong martial arts film to a new level of popularity and acclaim, sparking a surge of interest in Chinese martial arts in the West. View Historical Figure »


Elvis Presley (1935-1977)

Elvis Presley - Stories Preschool

Was an American musician and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as "the King of Rock and Roll", or simply, "the King". Presley is one of the most celebrated and influential musicians of the 20th century. View Historical Figure »


Ronald Reagan (1911-2004)

Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) - Stories Preschool

Ronald Reagan was an American statesman and actor who served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. Before his presidency, he was the 33rd Governor of California, from 1967 to 1975, after a career as a Hollywood actor and union leader. View Historical Figure »


Adolf Hitler (1889-1945)

Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) - Stories Preschool

Adolf Hitler was a German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer (Leader) of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust. View Historical Figure »


Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945)

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945) - Stories Preschool

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945. He is often rated by scholars as one of the three greatest U.S. Presidents, along with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. View Historical Figure »


Albert Einstein (1879–1955)

Albert Einstein (1879–1955) - Stories Preschool

A German-born theoretical physicist. Einstein developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics). Einstein is best known by the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2 (which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation"). View Historical Figure »


Joseph Stalin (1878-1953)

Joseph Stalin (1878-1953) - Stories Preschool

A Georgian-born Soviet revolutionary and political leader. Governing the Soviet Union as its dictator from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953, he served as General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1952 and as Premier of the Soviet Union from 1941 to 1953. View Historical Figure »


Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) - Stories Preschool

Winston Churchill was a British statesman, army officer, and writer. He served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. As a Member of Parliament (MP), he represented five constituencies over the course of his career. As Prime Minister, Churchill led Britain to victory during the Second World War. View Historical Figure »


Nikola Tesla (1856-1943)

Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) - Stories Preschool

Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system. View Historical Figure »


Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) - Stories Preschool

A Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. In just over a decade he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of them in the last two years of his life. View Historical Figure »


Gojong of Korea 광무제 (1852-1919)

Gojong of Korea (1852-1919) - Stories Preschool

Gojong of Korea was the twenty-sixth king of the Joseon dynasty and the first Emperor of Korea. Gojong proclaimed the Korean Empire in 1897 to justify the country's ending of its traditional tributary subordination to China. He tried to promote the ultimately unsuccessful Gwangmu Reform. View Historical Figure »


Thomas Edison (1847-1931)

Thomas Edison (1847-1931) - Stories Preschool

Was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb View Historical Figure »


Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Abraham Lincoln - Stories Preschool

An American politician and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. View Historical Figure »


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) - Stories Preschool

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. View Historical Figure »


Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

Napoleon Bonaparte - Stories Preschool

Napoleon was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the French Revolutionary War. As Napoleon I, he was Emperor of the French from 1804 until 1814, and again in 1815. View Historical Figure »


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) - Stories Preschool

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. He composed more than 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers, and his influence is profound on subsequent Western art music. View Historical Figure »


George Washington (1732-1799)

George Washington (1732-1799) - Stories Preschool

Served as the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797 and was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He served as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and later presided over the 1787 convention that drafted the United States Constitution. View Historical Figure »


James Wolfe (1727-1759)

James Wolfe (1727-1759) - Stories Preschool

James Wolfe was a British Army Officer, known for his training reforms but remembered chiefly for his victory over the French at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in Quebec in 1759. Wolfe's part in the taking of Quebec in 1759 earned him posthumous fame, and he became an icon of Britain's victory in the Seven Years War and subsequent territorial expansion. View Historical Figure »


Jeffery Amherst (1717-1797)

Jeffery Amherst (1717-1797) - Stories Preschool

Jeffery Amherst served as an officer in the British Army and as Commander-in-Chief of the Forces. Amherst is best known as the architect of Britain's successful campaign to conquer the territory of New France during the Seven Years' War. View Historical Figure »


Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) - Stories Preschool

Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove, among other inventions. View Historical Figure »


Miyamoto Musashi 宮本 武蔵 (1584-1645)

Miyamoto Musashi - Stories Preschool

Was an expert Japanese swordsman and rōnin. Musashi, as he was often simply known, became renowned through stories of his excellent, and unique double bladed swordsmanship and undefeated record in his 60 duels. View Historical Figure »


William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) - Stories Preschool

William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet, and the "Bard of Avon". View Historical Figure »


Yi Sun-Shin 이순신 (1545-1598)

Yi Sun-Shin - Stories Preschool

Was a Korean naval commander, famed for his victories against the Japanese navy during the Imjin war in the Joseon Dynasty, and is well-respected for his exemplary conduct on and off the battlefield not only by Koreans, but by Japanese admirals as well. View Historical Figure »


Tokugawa Ieyasu 徳川 家康 (1543-1616)

Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543-1616) - Stories Preschool

Tokugawa Ieyasu was the founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan, which effectively ruled Japan from the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 until the Meiji Restoration in 1868. He was one of the three unifiers of Japan, along with his former lord Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi. View Historical Figure »


Hattori Hanzō 服部 半蔵 (1542-1596)

Hattori Hanzō (1542-1596) - Stories Preschool

Also known as Hattori Masanari or Hattori Masashige (服部 正成), was a famous samurai of the Sengoku era, credited with saving the life of Tokugawa Ieyasu and then helping him to become the ruler of united Japan. Today, he is often a subject of varied portrayal in modern popular culture. View Historical Figure »


Toyotomi Hideyoshi 豊臣 秀吉 (1537-1598)

Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1537-1598) - Stories Preschool

Toyotomi Hideyoshi was a preeminent daimyō, warrior, general, samurai, and politician of the Sengoku period who is regarded as Japan's second "great unifier". He succeeded his former liege lord, Oda Nobunaga, and brought an end to the Warring States period. View Historical Figure »


Oda Nobunaga 織田 信長 (1534-1582)

Oda Nobunaga (1534-1582) - Stories Preschool

Oda Nobunaga was a powerful Daimyō of Japan in the late 16th century who attempted to unify Japan during the late Sengoku period. During his later life, Nobunaga was widely known for most brutal suppression of determined opponents, eliminating those who by principle refused to cooperate or yield to his demands. View Historical Figure »


Michelangelo (1475-1564)

Michelangelo (1475-1564) - Stories Preschool

Michelangelo was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet of the High Renaissance. Considered to be the greatest living artist during his lifetime, he has since been described as one of the greatest artists of all time. View Historical Figure »


Christopher Columbus (1451-1506)

Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) - Stories Preschool

An Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer. Under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain he completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean. Those voyages and his efforts to establish settlements on the island of Hispaniola initiated the permanent European colonization of the New World. View Historical Figure »


Joan of Arc (1412-1431)

Joan of Arc (1412-1431) - Stories Preschool

Joan of Arc is considered a heroine of France for her role during the Lancastrian phase of the Hundred Years' War and was canonized as a Roman Catholic saint. She gained prominence after the siege was lifted only nine days later. View Historical Figure »


Sejong the Great 세종대왕 (1397-1450)

Sejong the Great (1397-1450) - Stories Preschool

Sejong the Great was the fourth king of Joseon-dynasty Korea. He created the Korean alphabet Hangul, encouraged advancements of scientific technology, and instituted many other efforts to stabilize and improve prosperity. View Historical Figure »


Taejo of Joseon 태조 (1335-1408)

Taejo of Joseon (1335-1408) - Stories Preschool

Founder and the first king of the Joseon Dynasty of Korea reigning from 1392 to 1398, and the main figure in overthrowing the Goryeo Dynasty. He declared a new dynasty in 1392–1393 under the name of Joseon, thereby reviving an older state, also known as Joseon, that was, legendarily, established nearly three thousand years previously, and renamed the country the Kingdom of Great Joseon. View Historical Figure »


Marco Polo (1254-1324)

Marco Polo (1254-1324) - Stories Preschool

Marco Polo was a Venetian merchant, explorer, and writer. His travels are recorded in Livres des merveilles du monde (Book of the Marvels of the World, also known as The Travels of Marco Polo, c. 1300), a book that described to Europeans the wealth and great size of China, its capital Peking, and other Asian cities and countries. View Historical Figure »


Genghis Khan (1162-1227)

Genghis Khan (1162-1227) - Stories Preschool

Genghis Khan was the Great Khan and founder of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his death. He came to power by uniting many of the nomadic tribes of Northeast Asia. By the end of his life, the Mongol Empire occupied a substantial portion of Central Asia and China. View Historical Figure »


Richard I of England (1157-1199)

Richard I of England (1157-1199) - Stories Preschool

Richard I of England was King of England from 6 July 1189 until his death. He was known as Richard Cœur de Lion or Richard the Lionheart because of his reputation as a great military leader and warrior. He remains one of the few kings of England remembered by his epithet, rather than regnal number, and is an enduring iconic figure both in England and in France. View Historical Figure »


William the Conqueror (1028-1087)

William the Conqueror (1028-1087) - Stories Preschool

The first Norman King of England, reigning from 1066 until his death in 1087. After a long struggle to establish his power, by 1060 his hold on Normandy was secure, and he launched the Norman conquest of England six years later. The rest of his life was marked by struggles to consolidate his hold over England and his continental lands and by difficulties with his eldest son. View Historical Figure »


Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor (955-983)

Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor (955-983) - Stories Preschool

Otto II spent his reign continuing his father's policy of strengthening Imperial rule in Germany and extending the borders of the Empire deeper into southern Italy. Otto II also continued the work of Otto I in subordinating the Catholic Church to Imperial control. View Historical Figure »


Rollo (846-930 AD)

Rollo (846-930 AD) - Stories Preschool

Rollo was a Viking who became the first ruler of Normandy. His Scandinavian name Rolf was extended to Gaange Rolf because he as an adult became too heavy for a horse to carry, therefore he had to walk. Rollo is first recorded as the leader of these Viking settlers in a charter of 918, and he continued to reign over the region of Normandy until at least 928. View Historical Figure »


Julius Caesar (100-44 BC)

Julius Caesar - Stories Preschool

Julius Caesar was a Roman politician and general who played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire. He is also known as a notable author of Latin prose. View Historical Figure »


Alexander the Great (356-323 BC)

Alexander the Great - Stories Preschool

Alexander III of Macedon, was a king of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon[a] and a member of the Argead dynasty. He was undefeated in battle and is widely considered one of history's most successful military commanders. View Historical Figure »


Magician | Illusionist

Magician - Stories Preschool

A professional who performs art that entertains audiences by staging tricks or creating illusions of seemingly impossible or supernatural feats using natural means. These feats are called magic tricks, effects or illusions. Traditionally, magicians refuse to reveal the methods behind their tricks to the audience. View Historical Figure »


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