Name three (world-) famous people from your country! They can be both dead or still alive. If you come from a big country with lots of famous people such as the US., you can also name famous people from your state/province if you prefer that.
I'm gonna make a start:
I come from Switzerland.
Famous people from my country are:
- Henry Dunant (1828-1910), born in Geneva. He was the founder of the international comittee of the red cross (ICRC) and recipient of the very first nobel peace prize. He also had the idea to write a legally binding charta that defines the universal rights of all men, women and children and to found an organization where all of the world's nations work together. This later resulted in the foundation of the League of Nations (later changed into United Nations) and its human rights' charta and international war charta in 1899.
- Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961), born in Kesswil. He was a psychatrist and psycho-therapist. He was the most prominent student of Sigmund Freud. After learning a lot from Freud, he also started criticizing him, especialy because Jung believed that Freud was placing too much importance on the aspect of (male) sexuality. This led to a couple of pretty bitter fights and they eventually quit talking to each other. Jung then developed the field of analytical psychology and created notions such as the collective unconscious and intraversion vs. extraversion. He was also extremely interested in dreams and dream interpretation.
- Roger Federer (1981-present, still alive), born in Basel. He is a professional tennis player and has been the world number-one for a couple of years. He has won 17 grand slam tournaments and won lots of other championships. He's won every major prize that can be won in the world of teenis several times.
So what are famous people from where you come from? :-)
Most Helpful Girl
1. Basically every DJ you know. Tiesto, Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix, Nicky Romero, Hardwell, Afrojack
2. A lot of models like Doutzen Kroes, Lara Stone and some other Victoria Secret models.
3. Getting more physics like, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek has invented the microscope and the electronics company Philips has invented the CD and other things or Wilhelm Röntgen who invented röntgen radiation who has actually lived his entire life in the Netherlands instead of Germany.1
Most Helpful Guy
I'm from america. there are slews of world famous people. most people probably know who they are... from my state might be better
singers/musicians: Billie Holliday, Frankie Avalon, Darryl Hall and John Oates, Jim Croce
actors/actresses: Will Smith, Kevin Hart, Grace Kelly, Kevin Bacon, Jayne Mansfield
Athletes: Joe Montana, Dan Marino, Reggie Jackson, Wilt Chamberlin
Other: Norm Chomsky, Andy Warhol, Dean Koontz, Bayard Rustin, Daniel Boone, Harry Alonzo Longabaugh (Sundance Kid as in Butch Cassidy and...), Gertrude Stein, Milton Hershey (as in the chocolate)
and many more1