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to expect people to know what these famous people achieved (add your own)

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kim147 Sat 08-Mar-14 18:23:00

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dementedma Sat 08-Mar-14 18:32:06

Don't know who Malala Yousafzai is.

kim147 Sat 08-Mar-14 18:35:18

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scarffiend Sat 08-Mar-14 18:35:27

Barraco Barner grin

gordyslovesheep Sat 08-Mar-14 18:35:47

Leon Trotsky
Nye Bevan
Barbara Castle
Mary Seacole
Rosa Parks

gordyslovesheep Sat 08-Mar-14 18:36:24

oh yes Barraco Barner grin and Michello Barner!

olidusUrsus Sat 08-Mar-14 18:36:56

ahh that's the spirit, demented grin

I'm going to add Henri Cartier-Bresson & Jane Goodall.

kim147 Sat 08-Mar-14 18:37:29

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HadABadDay2014 Sat 08-Mar-14 18:37:41

Anne frank.

fifi669 Sat 08-Mar-14 18:38:08

A friend of mine overheard me having a conversation about Winston Churchill. Her input was 'I've heard of him, is he a singer?'

kim147 Sat 08-Mar-14 18:39:00

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YouTheCat Sat 08-Mar-14 18:40:41

I was appalled by my dd today. She got an A* in art gcse and had never heard of Constable or Turner.

HarrietSchulenberg Sat 08-Mar-14 18:45:24

Thomas Telford
Abraham Darby
Amelia Earhart

bochead Sat 08-Mar-14 18:55:56

Marie Curie
Louis Pasteur
Marcus Garvey
Nelson Mandela
Maya Angelou
Nicholas Holst
The Pankhurst sisters
George Orwell
Temple Grandin
Helen Keller
Anne Frank
Leonardo Da Vinci

CountessOfRule Sat 08-Mar-14 19:00:23

Hmm. I've heard of about half so far, and of those some are a vague idea like "Marie Curie, um, something about medicine, didn't she die of radiation poisoning?"

I know a lot of things about a lot of people. I scorn your lists wink

chibi Sat 08-Mar-14 19:00:27

audre lorde
bell hooks
lee maracle
gavrilo princip

chibi Sat 08-Mar-14 19:03:47

louis riel
gabriel dumont
elijah harper

SometimesLonely Sat 08-Mar-14 19:07:50

Sheila Scott.
Stirling Moss
Graham Hill
Mike Hawthorn
Mike Hailwood

gordyslovesheep Sat 08-Mar-14 19:08:04

chibi I think some of those are a little obscure to expect most people to know about

oh - Boudicca

chibi Sat 08-Mar-14 19:13:27

meh, i could say the same aboug some of the others- i don't know who stirling moss is (was?) or mike hawthorn or graham hill.

a lot of the names seem quite parochial tbh.

SometimesLonely Sat 08-Mar-14 19:19:12

Stirling Moss, Graham Hill and Mike Hawthorn were all F1 racing drivers. Graham Hill was Damon Hill's father and Stirling Moss is still 'with us'.

chibi Sat 08-Mar-14 19:22:58

i also don't know who damon hill is or was

probably important to uk people??

chibi Sat 08-Mar-14 19:24:41

clearly you are really into F1 which is great but possibly not super relevant to anyone outside of car racing

K8Middleton Sat 08-Mar-14 19:33:51

Mary Wollstonecraft
Jocelyn Bell
Kate Millet
Barbara Castle
Shami Chakrabarti
Margaret Hodge
Doris Lessing
Margaret Atwood
Jack Monroe

My list is in honour of international women's day.

80sMum Sat 08-Mar-14 19:39:22

Isambard Brunel
Henry Ford
Tim Berners Lee

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