Famous Figures of the Twentieth Century

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Princess Diana is probably the most famous women of the twentieth Century. It is a very subjective issue of who is the most famous (or even infamous). But, it has certainly been a century of celebrities and fame. In previous centuries, fame was generally restricted to royalty, great generals, religious / spiritual figures and perhaps the odd writer or scientist.

The twentieth century has seen the rise of sport, music, science, literature and business. Not only that but it is the twentieth century that has seen people born in previous centuries become famous.

Poets and artists like Emily Dickinson, William Blake and Vincent Van Gogh were generally not well known during their lives. The twentieth century has seen these obscure figures from the past become famous - helped by the age of media, mass communication and fascination with celebrity.

View: List of Famous People of the Twentieth Century
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