Sir Isaac Newton


Born in 1643 Isaac Newton is known as one of the most influential people in history.

His best known work Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica is considered one of the greatest and most significant books in the history of science.

Many people associate Isaac Newton with the story of the apple whereby, while sitting under a tree and apple fell and hit him on the head. It is from the experience that Newton derived the Theory of Gravity.

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George Julian Harney


George Julian Harney was a leader of the Chartist movement formed in 19th century Britain.

He was born in Deptford in south-east London to the son of a seaman and his working class roots would go a long way to forging his political activism.

Harney was the editor of a publication entitled The Poor Man’s Guardian and was imprisoned on three separate occasions for selling this paper.

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Eunice Kennedy Shriver

Eunice Kennedy Shriver was born on July 10th, 1921 in Brookline, Massachusetts.

She graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology in 1943. She worked with the U.S. State Department in the Special War Problems Division and the U.S. Justice Department as an executive secretary for a project that dealt with juvenile delinquency.

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Clementina Black


Born in Brighton in 1854 to the David Black, a successful solicitor, and Maria Patten a talented portrait painter.

In 1886 Clementina became acquainted with Eleanor Marx, daughter of Karl Marx, and this was to form the basis of her political beliefs and activism.

She quickly became involved in the Women’s Trade Union League and, that same year, was elevated to the position of honorary secretary.

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Karl Marx


Karl Heinrich Marx was born in Trier, in the Kingdom of Prussia’s Province of the Lower Rhine which is now in south-west Germany.

Marx married in 1843 to Jenny von Westphalen, the daughter of a prominent Prussian baron.

He is best known for his work ‘The Communist Manifesto’ which was published in 1848 and Das Kapital in 1867.

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