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Middle Ages - History of the Famous People


Famous Middle Ages people and details of the key dates and events in their lives. Famous Middle Ages people include great nobles, warriors, religious leaders, inventors and explorers of Europe and England during the Medieval period of the Middle Ages.

Famous People of the Middle Ages - Marco Polo
A short biography with key dates about the life story of this important Medieval explorer, Marco Polo, who travelled to Cathay (China) Persia and Japan. The life story and his autobiography was called 'The Travels of Marco Polo' or 'Il Milione' provided inspiration for many other explorers including Christopher Columbus.

Famous People of the Middle Ages - Johann Gutenberg
A short biography with key dates about the life story of this important Medieval figure, Johann Gutenberg, who was famous as the inventor of the art of printing with movable types.

Famous People of the Middle Ages - Frederick Barbarossa
A short biography with key dates about the life story of this important Medieval figure, Frederick Barbarossa, who was famous for Fighting in the Third Crusade 1189 - 1192. 

Famous People of the Middle Ages - Joan of Arc
A short biography with key dates about the life story of this important Medieval figure, Joan of Arc, who was famous for rousing the French against the English during the Hundred Years War.

Famous People of the Middle Ages - Peter the Hermit
A short biography with key dates about the life story of this important Medieval figure, Peter the Hermit who was famous for leading the People's Crusade - The First Crusade 1096 - 1099.

Famous People of the Middle Ages - Robert the Bruce
A short biography with key dates about the life story of this important Medieval figure, Robert the Bruce who was famous as the greatest Scottish King, the story of Robert the Bruce and the spider and his victory at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314.

Famous People of the Middle Ages - William Wallace - Braveheart
A short biography with key dates about the life story of this important Medieval figure, William Wallace - Braveheart, who was famous for leading a Scottish rebellion against King Edward I of England, a great Scottish hero. 

Famous People of the Middle Ages - Thomas Becket
A short biography with key dates about the life story of this important Medieval figure, Thomas Becket who was famous as the Archbishop of Canterbury whose quarrels with King Henry II of England led to his murder in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170.

Famous People of the Middle Ages - Thomas Aquinas
A short biography with key dates about the life story of this important Medieval figure, Thomas Aquinas who was famous as one of the greatest theologians of the Catholic Church.

Famous People of the Middle Ages - Roger Bacon
A short biography with key dates about the life story of this important Medieval figure, Roger Bacon who was famous as a scientist, inventor, philosopher and advocate of the modern scientific method.

Famous People of the Middle Ages - Jack Cade
A short biography with key dates about the life story of this important Medieval figure, Jack Cade who was famous for leading the peasants in the Kent rebellion of 1450.

Famous People of the Middle Ages - Lambert Simnel
A short biography with key dates about the life story of this important Medieval figure, Lambert Simnel who was famous as a pretender to the throne of England ruled by King Henry VII of England - The original claim was that he was Richard Duke of York ( one of the Princes in the Tower ) The major claim was that he was Edward, Earl of Warwick the son of George, Duke of Clarence.  

Famous People of the Middle Ages - Perkin Warbeck
A short biography with key dates about the life story of this important Medieval figure, Perkin Warbeck who was famous as a pretender to the English throne, assuming the identity of Richard Duke of York (one of the Princes in the Tower) during the reign of King Henry VII of England.

Famous People of the Middle Ages - El Cid
A short biography with key dates about the life story of this important Medieval figure, El Cid who was famous as one of the greatest heroes of Spain.

Famous People of the Middle Ages - Tamerlane
A short biography with key dates about the life story of this important Medieval figure, Tamerlane who was famous as the  Mongul Conqueror who restored the Mongol Empire established by Genghis Khan.

Famous People of the Middle Ages - William Tell
The legend of this important Medieval figure, William Tell who was famous as the National hero of Switzerland. His legend tells how he shot an apple from the head of his son.

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