Famous People in the Middle Ages

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Middle Ages for kids - History of the Famous People
Famous Middle Ages people and details of the key dates and events in their lives. The biographies and timelines of the most famous Middle Ages people include great nobles, warriors, religious leaders, inventors and explorers of Europe and England during the Medieval period of the Middle Ages.

The famous people of the Middle Ages also  included Artists, Clerics, Crusaders, Diplomats, Explorers, Religious Leaders, Military Leaders, Philosophers & Theologians, Scientists, Physicians, Engineers, Mathematicians, Writers & Poets and Reformers who featured in the  Medieval period from 1066 - 1485. Interesting facts about Marco Polo, Kublai Khan, Johann Gutenberg, Frederick Barbarossa, Thomas Becket and Joan of Arc. Read the biographies of Peter the Hermit, Robert the Bruce, William Wallace, Thomas Aquinas, Roger Bacon and Jack Cade, the leader of the Peasants Revolt.

Middle Ages People

The Middle Ages was a turbulent and violent period. The famous Middle Ages people included authors such as Geoffrey Chaucer, great leaders such as Robert the Bruce, William Wallace (Braveheart), Hereward the Wake and John of Gaunt.

Famous People of the Middle Ages
Great religious leaders who played important roles in the church during the Middle Ages such as Jan Hus, John Wycliffe and Erasmus. The men who were pretenders to the throne of England such as Lambert Simnel and Perkin Warbeck. The most famous people of the Middle Ages were undoubted the Medieval Kings of England and these have been included in separate sections - as have the most famous women of the Middle Ages. The following links provide access to short biographies, facts, dates, events and the history of all of the important and most famous people from the Middle Ages.

Famous People: Facts and Biographies

Marco Polo
Johann Gutenberg

Frederick Barbarossa
Joan of Arc
Peter the Hermit
Robert the Bruce
Thomas Becket
Thomas Aquinas
Peter Abelard
Kublai Khan
Geoffrey Chaucer
King Arthur

Jack Cade
Lambert Simnel
Perkin Warbeck
El Cid
Tamerlane
William Tell
King Louis IX
Roger Bacon
John of Gaunt
Geoffrey of Monmouth
William Wallace - Braveheart
Popes in the Middle Ages

Robin Hood
Leon Battista Alberti
Donatello
Cimabue
Fra Angelico
Filippo Brunelleschi
Petrarch
Tancred de Hauteville
Jan Hus
John Wycliffe
Godfrey of Bouillon
William of Ockham
Vlad Dracula
Albertus Magnus
Giotto di Bondone
Geoffrey Chaucer
Regiomontanus
Dante
Erasmus
Hereward the Wake
Simon de Montfort
Saladin

Famous People: Facts and Biographies

Famous People of the Middle Ages - Marco Polo, famous explorer
Facts and a short biography with key dates about the life story of this important Medieval explorer who travelled to Cathay (China) Persia and Japan. The life story and his autobiography was called 'The Travels of Marco Polo' or 'Il Milione' provided inspiration for many other explorers including Christopher Columbus. Marco Polo was one of the most famous Middle Ages people.

Famous People: Johann Gutenberg, famous inventor
Facts and a short biography with key dates about the life story of this important Medieval figure who was famous as the inventor of the art of printing with movable types. He was another of the well known Middle Ages people.

Famous People of the Middle Ages - Frederick Barbarossa, King of Germany and Crusader
Facts and a short biography with key dates about the life story of this important Medieval figure who was famous for Fighting in the Third Crusade 1189 - 1192. He was another of the well known Middle Ages people.

Famous People: - Joan of Arc, led France to victory during the Hundred Years War
Facts and a short biography with key dates about the life story of this important Medieval figure who was famous for rousing the French against the English during the Hundred Years War. Joan of Arc was one of the most famous Middle Ages people.

Famous People: - Peter the Hermit, Religious Crusader
Facts and a short biography with key dates about the life story of this important Medieval figure who was famous for leading the People's Crusade - The First Crusade 1096 - 1099. He was another of the well known Middle Ages people.

Famous People of the Middle Ages - Robert the Bruce, Famous King of Scotland
Facts and a short biography with key dates about the life story of this important Medieval figure who was famous as the greatest Scottish King, the story of Robert the Bruce and the spider and his victory at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314.

Famous People of the Middle Ages - William Wallace, Braveheart, hero of Scotland
Facts and a short biography with key dates about the life story of this important Medieval figure who was famous for leading a Scottish rebellion against King Edward I of England, a great Scottish hero. He was another of the well known Middle Ages people.

Famous People: - Thomas Becket, Saint and Archbishop of Canterbury
Facts and a short biography with key dates about the life story of this important Medieval figure who was famous as the Archbishop of Canterbury whose quarrels with King Henry II of England led to his murder in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170. Thomas Becket was one of the most famous Middle Ages people.

Famous People of the Middle Ages - Thomas Aquinas, a great theologian of the Catholic Church
Facts and a short biography with key dates about the life story of this important Medieval figure who was famous as one of the greatest theologians of the Catholic Church. He was another of the well known Middle Ages people.

Famous People of the Middle Ages - Roger Bacon, Scientist, inventor and philosopher
Facts and a short biography with key dates about the life story of this important Medieval figure who was famous as a scientist, inventor, philosopher and advocate of the modern scientific method. Roger Bacon was one of the most famous Middle Ages people.

Famous People: Jack Cade, leader of English rebellion (Peasants Revolt)
Facts and a short biography with key dates about the life story of this important Medieval figure who was famous for leading the peasants in the Kent rebellion of 1450. He was another of the well known Middle Ages people.

Famous People of the Middle Ages - Lambert Simnel, pretender to the throne of England
Facts and a short biography with key dates about the life story of this important Medieval figure who was famous as a pretender to the throne of England ruled by King Henry VII of England - The original claim was that he was Richard Duke of York ( one of the Princes in the Tower ) The major claim was that he was Edward, Earl of Warwick the son of George, Duke of Clarence.  

Famous People: Perkin Warbeck, pretender to the throne of England
Facts and a short biography with key dates about the life story of this important Medieval figure who was famous as a pretender to the English throne, assuming the identity of Richard Duke of York (one of the Princes in the Tower) during the reign of King Henry VII of England. He was another of the well known Middle Ages people.

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Famous People of the Middle Ages - El Cid, Famous Spanish hero
A short biography with key dates about the life story of this important Medieval figure who was famous as one of the greatest heroes of Spain. El Cid was one of the most famous Middle Ages people.

Famous People of the Middle Ages - Tamerlane, leader of the Monguls
Facts and a short biography with key dates about the life story of this important Medieval figure who was famous as the  Mongul Conqueror who restored the Mongol Empire established by Genghis Khan. He was another of the well known Middle Ages people.

Famous People of the Middle Ages - William Tell, hero of Switzerland
The legend of this important Medieval figure who was famous as the National hero of Switzerland. His legend tells how he shot an apple from the head of his son. He was another of the well known Middle Ages people.

Famous People of the Middle Ages - John of Gaunt
Facts and a biography of John of Gaunt was a famous Plantagenet Prince. He was another of the well known Middle Ages people.

Famous People of the Middle Ages - Peter Abelard
Facts and a short bio of Peter Abelard, Medieval Scholar and lover of Heloise. He was another of the well known Middle Ages people.

Famous People of the Middle Ages - Blondel the Minstrel
Blondel the Minstrel, the famous Medieval minstrel of legend who found the captive King Richard the Lionheart. He was another of the well known Middle Ages people.
 

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