Fidel Castro was born as Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, on 13 Augus1926, in Biran, a small town in eastern Cuba. While married to his first wife, his father fr ...
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was born as Ali R?za Oglu Mustafa, in the early months of 1881, in the city of Salonica, which at that time was part of the Ottoman Em ...
Born on 26 December 1893, in the village of Shaoshan in the Hunan province of China, Mao Zedong (Mao Tse-tung) was the son of an affluent former peasant.
Francisco Franco Bahamonde was born on 4 December1892, in El Ferrol, a town on Spains northwestern tip. Franco attended a school run by a Catholic.
Born on 20 April 1889 in Branau am Inn, near the Austro-German frontier, Adolf Hitler was born to Alois Hitler and his third wife, Klara Polzl.
Born as Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini on 29 July 1883, in Predappio in Italy, Benito Mussolini was the 1st child of a local blacksmith and a devout Catholic.
Born in a Georgian peasant village of Gori, Joseph Stalin was the son of a poor and alcoholic cobbler and a washerwoman. He was a towering figures in 20th ...
Born as Nikolay Alexandovich, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was the eldest child of Emperor Alexander III and Empress Maria Feodorovna.
Queen Victoria loved to ride in an open carriage and during her lifetime, she became the target of several attempts to kill or assault her.
Born on 12 February 1809, in a one-room log cabin, Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the US, is regarded as one of the greatest heroes of America.
Born on 15 August 1769 in Ajaccio, Napoleon Bonaparte was the second children born to Carlo Bonaparte. Napoleon attended school in mainland France.
George Washington was the son of Augustine Washington and his second wife, Mary Ball Washington of United States. His great grandfather emigrated from England.
Catherine the Great, Russia’s longest-ruling female leader, was born in 1729, as Sophie von Anhalt-Zerbst in Stettin, in the Kingdom of Prussia, now in Poland.
Born in Vienna on 13 May 1717, Maria Theresa was the eldest daughter of Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel and Emperor Charles VI.
Born in Berlin, Prussia on 24 January 1712, Frederick II was the eldest surviving son of Frederick William I, the King of Prussia.
Peter the Great, the 14th child of Tsar Alexis by his second wife, Natalya Kirillovna Naryshkina, was born Pyotr Alekseyevich on June 9, 1672 in Moscow, Rus ...
Louis XIV of France was born on 5 Sep 1638, to King Louis XIII and his Queen Anne of Austria. He was the first child, after 23 years of their marriage.
Born in the hill-fort of Shivneri near the city of Junnar in the present Pune district, Shivaji Bhonsle was the son of Shahji, who also owned a Jaigir ne ...
Born in December 1594 in Stockholm, Gustav II Adolf, widely known in English as Gustavus Adolphus, was the oldest son of King Charles IX of Sweden.
Born on 15 October 1542, Abul Fath Jalal ud-din Muhammad, popularly known as Akbar the great, the second emperor of the Mughal dynasty of India.
Elizabeth I was the heir presumptive of England, Mary had lost her position as a legitimate heir when Henry annulled his marriage to Marys mother, Catherine ...
Ivan the Terrible, the grandson of Ivan the Great and one of the most outstanding personalities in Russian history, was born Ivan Chetvyorty Vasilyevich
Suleiman I, popularly known as Suleiman the magnificent, was born probably on 6 November 1494, in Trabzon, a town along the east coast of the Black Sea.
Born in madrigal de las Torres, Avila in Spain on 22 April 1451, Queen Isabella was the daughter of John II of Castile and his second wife, Isabella of Port ...
Tamerlane is the name of a man who commanded both fear and awe in Asia and Europe. The name is actually a corruption of his Persian name, Timur-i-Leng.
Muhammad Bin Tughlaq, one of the most interesting personalities of medieval India, was the son of Ghiyath al-Din Tughlaq, who founded the Tughlug Dynasty in ...
Genghis Khan, the great Mongolian warrior-ruler and one of the most famous conquerors of history or somewhere near the border between modern Mongolia and Si ...
Later in his life, he was bestowed with the title 'Coeur-de-Lion' or 'Lion Heart' for his courage and his devotion and contribution to the country.
For a prolong period he reigned over a vast territory spanning over parts of modern-day Afghanistan and Pakistan extended up to modern Bangladesh.
Rai Pithora, popularly known as Prithviraj Chauhan, was a Rajput king of the Chauhan dynasty. Born to Someshwar Chauhan and Karpuri Devi in 1149. He was a b ...
William the Conqueror, born in 1028 as William I, was the first Norman King of England, reigning from 1066 till his death in 1088. His mistress Herleve, th ...
Charlemagne, also known as Charles I was born near Liege in modern day Belgium. He was the son of the Frankish king Pepin the Short and Bertrada of Laon.
Born in Pannonia, a province of the Roman Empire (present-day Transdanubia, Hungary), circa 406, Attila the Hun (reigned 434-453 CE) was the leader of the H ...
Flavius Valerius Constantinus was born around the year 274 AD in the city Naissus, in the Roman province of Moesia, now in Serbia.
Nero was born in Italy, on 15 Dec, AD 37, as Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus. His father, Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus, was a former Roman consul.
Born around 69 BC, Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator, popularly known as Cleopatra, is one of the most famous female rulers in history. She was the last queen o ...
Gaius Julius Caesar was born in Rome on 12 or 13 July 100 BC in the prestigious Julian clan. He was educated at the Great School of Rhodes.
Alexander the Great was born in Pella, Macedonia, in 356 B.C. to King Philip II and Queen Olympias, the princess of neighboring Epirus.
Ashoka, the third ruler of the illustrious Maurya dynasty, was born to King Bindusara in 304 B.C. He was the grandson of the great Chandragupta Maurya.
Cyrus II of Persia, famous in history as Cyrus the Great, was also called Cyrus the Elder by the Greeks. He was the founder of the Achaemenid Empire.