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1. You are going to read about a historical figure or/and listen to someone reading about him/her. To    listen, click on the icon.

2. Guess who this person might be and then click to see the answer
3. You are to post a comment writing about a historical figure that you like/dislike. I’ll correct it and post your comment for everybody to guess. I don’t have to guess, so please send me the answer to your post.

 

He was the leader of the National Socialist party in Germany and, subsequently, Chancellor. He was known by the title of Der Fürer. He wrote a book entitled Mein Kampf. He was an admirer of the composer Richard Wagner. He dreamed of forming an Aryan race. He committed suicide in 1945 when he realised that he had been defeated in World War Two. Can you guess who that was?

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He was a lawyer, born in Gujarat in India. He became the leader of the Indian Nationalist movement against the British rule. He worked for over 20 years in South Africa, fighting the cause of Indians there. He said that nonviolence was the most powerful weapon in the hands of mankind. He believed in pacifism, nonviolent protest, religious tolerance and the right to life. He was assassinated at the age of seventy-nine, a year after India gained her independence from Britain. So, any guesses?

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Read all the comments to this post and write down your guess for each description. Then , click here to see the answers.

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  1. Lucia Fernández Zapico Said,

    She was born in Warsaw, Russian Empire, and lived there until she was 24. In 1891 she followed her older sister to study in Paris.
    She was a physicist and a chemist. She was really good in the field of radioactivity, the only person honored with Nobel Prizes in two different sciences, and the first female professor at the University of Paris.
    Her achievements include the creation of a theory of radioactivity, techniques for isolating radioactive isotopes, and the discovery of two new elements, radium and polonium.

  2. María Pardo Fernández Said,

    He was born in Switzerland. He was an inventor and a chemist. His main invention was dynamite. His products were very important for the bulding, mining engineering and military industry. Because of these ,he became very rich. He wrote a book entitled Némesis. He is very famous because of the prizes which are named after him. When he died, he donated a lot of money for those prizes. Can you guess who that was?

  3. Andrea Szalata Diaz Said,

    She was an EEUU actress, she was very popular and people were looking forward to seeing her in all sorts of films.
    She was considered absolutely beautiful and sexy and today she is like a legend.
    She became a model and she had an early triumph.
    She had lots of husbands and boyfriends and she finally died for love.
    Her principal characteristic: her blond hair

  4. Raquel García Fernández Said,

    He’s considered one of the best composers of the classical era. He was born in Salzburg in 1756. When he was 4 years old, he played the clavichord and, two years later, he also played really well the piano and the violin. He travelled around the world with his music, so he went to England, France, Holland, Italy… He devoted to Hayden great series of string quartets; and, maybe, his most famous composition is “Requiem” or “The Magic Flute”, although he created around 600 compositions.
    He had a mysterious death at the age of thirty-five. Can you guess who that was?

  5. Cristina García Fernández Said,

    He was a military man and governing Frenchman, General Republican during the Revolution.
    During a period of one decade ,he acquired the control of almost every Occidental Europe.
    He is considered one of the major military geniuses of the History. Others, nevertheless,
    consider him a tyrannical dictator.
    I’ll give you a clue!
    He was born in Ajaccio in 1769 - He died in Holy Hellene in 1821.
    Could you guess who this person was?

  6. Carmen Cuéllar Said,

    Anywhere in ”La Mancha”, an extremely thin errant knight and his fat and loyal squire set off to find a beautiful lady with a sweet name. He had amusing adventures and his imagination made him fight with huge giants that were simple windmills.
    And his name is…..

  7. mario peláez Said,

    She was an African American activist at the US, later called the “Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement”. She was born in 1913. On December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, she refused to obey a bus driver’s order which consisted in giving up her seat to make room for a white passenger. Her act of defiance became an important symbol of the modern Civil Rights Movement and she became an international icon of resistance to racial segregation.

  8. Ángeles Peláez Velasco Said,

    She was born in Poland and graduated as a doctor in Science from Sorbona´University.
    She carried out important and different investigations with her husband, the most important discovery was the radioactivity which is used in Medicine to treat the cancer nowadays.
    She was the first woman who won a Nobel Prize and the first person who was distinguished with this important Prize.

  9. Aida Ibáñez Said,

    He was born in Britain in 1791 in a humble family; When he was 14 years old he started to work in a kind of bookstore where he learnt Physics and Chemistry by his own, just reading books. One of his most important discoveries was the electromagnetic induction. He was member of The London Royal Society and teacher of the Royal Institution. Since 1903 ,there is a famous Society which carry his name because it was founded on his honor.

  10. Manuel TORGA Said,

    He was King of the Franks. He expanded the Frankish kingdoms into a Frankish Empire that incorparated much of Western and Central Europe. During his reign, he conquered Italy and was crowned Imperator Augustus. Today, he is regarded not only as the founding father of both French and German monarchies, but also as the father of Europe: his empire united most of Western Europe for the first time since the Romans, and the Carolingian renaissance encouraged the formation of a common European identity.

  11. Bego Said,

    He was born in Edinburgh in June 1868. He was one of the seven signatories to the Irish Proclamation of Independence. During the Easter Rising (1916), he was Commandant of the Dublin Brigade, served in the G.P.O. during the fighting and was severrely wounded. He was arrested, taken to Kilmainham Gaol and sentenced to death. He had gangrene and the doctor said that he didn’t have more than one or two days left to live but the execution order was still given. On 12th May 1916, he was carried on a strecher to a courtyard in the prison, tied to a chair and shot.
    Can you guess who that was?

  12. yolanda Said,

    He was born in 1964 in Villava (Navarra), where he still lives with his family. He is 1,88 m. and normally weighs around 80 kg, unusual for a ciclyst. However, his pulse is usually no higher than 30, and his capacity for recovery after physical effort is amazing. He won Le Tour de France in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1995. He also won Il Giro d’Italia in 1992 and 1993.

  13. Beatriz Pañeda Said,

    He was born in the United States in 1931. He was a well-known actor who was two times nominated to the Oscars.
    He starred in a extremely famous film in which his character was a high school rebel, who smoked and drank and who loved to take part in illegal car races.He was considerated a cultural icon and nowadays, he has become a legend.
    He was rather attractive and sexy, with blond hair and blue eyes.
    He appeared in other two important films and in the last one, he worked with Elizabeth Taylor.
    He had a short life because he died in 1995,at the age of 24, in a traffic accident.
    He was the first actor to receive a posthumous Academy Award nomination for Best Actor .
    This young man is mentioned in many songs and films.

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