Walt Disney, the creator of Disney- a name associated with so many people’s childhood- was born on December 5, 1901. He set up Disney studios in his early 20s and created the well-loved character- Mickey Mouse. His stories, such as that of Cinderella, Snow White and Mary Poppins, and characters have certainly left a mark on our childhood and continue to do the same for the present generation. Fun Fact: Walt Disney won the most number of Academy Awards, including 22 Oscar awards!
John Milton, a name that isn’t unknown to poetry lovers, was born on December 9, 1608. His poem “Paradise Lost” is considered one of the best works of literature ever penned. The renaissance poet’s first known work is “On Shakespeare”, published in 1630. Milton is regarded almost as much as Shakespeare in the present era; some describe him as a “tyrannical poet”.
Renowned for her classics “Pride and Prejudice” and “Sense and Sensibility”, Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775, in Hampshire, England. She has such influence in feminist literature that her novels are read with enthusiasm even today. Austen wrote six books in her lifetime, rich in satire, romance and humour. She died early, but her legacy lives on.
Emily Dickinson, a poetess whose poetry was ahead of her era, was born on December 10, 1886. Her poetry is known for its unique style and often speaks to young readers. Dickinson gained popularity post humorously. She is known to have written over 1800 poems throughout her lifetime.
Two names are unforgettable when it comes to computers and programming:
Lady Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage. They were born on December 10, 1815, and December 26, 1791, respectively. Lovelace was brilliant at mathematics and developed the first computer software before the invention of a proper computer system. On the other hand, Babbage is credited as the “father of computer” for having invented the first computer. Nevertheless, both are highly regarded and made a great deal of contribution to the world of computers.
The story of Mowgli raised generations, but do you know who created this character? Rudyard Kipling. The Nobel Laureate was born on December 30, 1865. He is well known for his beautiful poetry and, of course, his stories like The Jungle Book. A marvellous poet and an exceptional writer, Kipling lives on through his works.
Louis Pasteur, also called the “father of microbiology” and the “father of bacteriology”, is credited for developing a vaccine for rabies and anthrax. He was born on December 27, 1882.His contributions to humanity and science are truly remarkable and worth remembering.
There is one name in the world of science that is very prominent, Sir Issac Newton. Born on December 25, 1642, his contributions to science aren’t unknown. With his Three Laws of Motion and discoveries about gravity, he is highly regarded and revered. In addition, many scientific principles are based on theories he put forth and discoveries he made years ago.