Print and fold this simple booklet and use it for storing all the Einstein information you collect with the kids - or perhaps to write down some of his more famous quotes and ideas. Folding instructions are here.
Famous People A-Z
Find the famous people you want to learn about using our A-Z list of everyone we have featured at Activity Village. And we add more nearly every week!
Famous People, in First Name Alphabetical Order:
- Abraham Lincoln - 16th President of the USA
- Adam Smith - 18C Scottish economist responsible for The Wealth of Nations.
- Agnes Baden-Powell - sister of Robert and founder of the Girl Guides
- Albert Einstein - physicist and Nobel prize winner
- Alexander Fleming - scientist who discovered penicillin
- Alexander Graham Bell - inventor of the telephone
- Alfred Deakin - 3 times Prime Minister of Australia
- Andrew Bonar Law - Short term Prime Minister of the UK, 1922-23
- Andrew Fisher - Another 3 time Prime Minister of Australia
- Andrew Jackson - 7th President of the USA
- Andrew Johnson - 17th President of the USA
- Andy Murray - British tennis player, 2013 winner of Wimbledon
- Anne - Queen of England from 1702 to 1714.
- Anne of Cleves - Fourth wife of Henry VIII
- Anne Boleyn - Second (unfortunate) wife of Henry VIII
- Arthur Balfour - Prime Minister of the UK from 1902 to 1905
- Arthur Conan Doyle - creator of detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson
- Arthur Rostron - Captain of the Carpathia, rescuer of Titanic survivors
- Banjo Paterson - Australian bush poet, author of Waltzing Matilda
- Barack Obama - 44th President of the USA
- Beethoven - Brilliant pianist and classical composer
- Benjamin Harrison - 23rd President of the USA
- Bill Clinton - 42nd President of the USA
- Bonnie Prince Charlie - pretender to the British throne
- Bram Stoker - Irish writer best known for Dracula
- Bruce Ismay - Chairman of the White Star Line, owners of the Titanic
- Calvin Coolidge - 30th President of the USA
- Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall - wife of Prince Charles
- Carl Lewis - American athlete and 10-times Olympic medal winner
- Catherine, Duchess of Cambride - wife of Prince William
- Catherine of Aragon - Spanish first wife of King Henry VIII, divorced
- Catherine Howard - Fifth wife of King Henry VIII, beheaded
- Catherine Parr - Sixth and last wife of King Henry VIII, she survived him!
- Cathy Freeman - Australian athlete and Olympic gold medal winner
- Charles I - Stuart King of England from 1625 to 1649. Lost his head!
- Charles II - Stuart King of England from 1660 to 1685
- Prince Charles, Prince of Wales - heir to the British throne
- Charles Dickens - Prolific and beloved British author
- Charlotte Brontë - 19th Century novelist, author of Jane Eyre
- Chester Arthur - 21st President of the USA
- Chris Hoy - Most successful Olympic cyclist of all time
- Cristiano Ronaldo - Captain of Portugal football team, forward at Real Madrid
- Christopher Columbus - Famous 15th Century explorer
- Daley Thompson - British decathlete and winner of Olympic medals
- David Beckham - English footballing hero
- David Livingstone - explore of Africa, hero of the Victorian age
- Diana, Princess of Wales - Mother of Prince William and Prince Harry
- Donald Trump - 45th President of the United States
- Dhyan Chand - Indian field hockey player and Olympic team captain
- Duke of Wellington - one of the leading military and political figures of the 19th Century.
- Dwight D Eisenhower - 34th President of the USA
- Edmund Barton - Prime Minister of Australia (1901-1903)
- Edward I - King of England (1272-1307)
- Edward II - King of England (1307-1327) Not a good king!
- Edward III - King of England (1327-1377) during the Black Death
- Edward IV - King of England (1461-1470 and 1471-1483)
- Edward V - King of England (1483), one of the Princes in the Tower
- Edward VI - King of England (1547-1553), son of Henry VIII
- Edward VII - King of England (1901-1910)
- Edward VIII - King of England (1936), abdicated
- Edward Smith - Captain of the Titanic
- Elizabeth I - Great Tudor Queen of England, from 1558 to 1603
- Elizabeth II - Queen of Great Britain, came to the throne in 1952
- Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon - the Queen Mother
- Emil Zatopek - Czechoslovakian long distance runner, 1952 Olympics
- Emily Brontë - 19th Century novelist, author of Wuthering Heights
- Enid Blyton - beloved children's author, published worldwide
- Fanny Blankers-Koen - "The flying housewife", Dutch Olympic heroine
- Sir Francis Drake - Tudor sea captain and privateer
- Franklin Pierce - 21st President of the USA
- Franklin D Roosevelt - 32nd President of the USA
- George I - King of England (1714-1727)
- George II - King of England (1727 - 1760)
- George III - King of Englnad (1760 - 1820) ("Mad King George", "Farmer George")
- George IV - King of England (1820 - 1830)
- George V - King of England (1820 - 1837)
- George VI - King of England (1936 - 1952), Queen Elizabeth's father
- George Bernard Shaw - Prolific Irish playwright
- George Bush - 41st President of the USA
- George W Bush - 43rd President of the USA
- George Washington - 1st President of the USA
- Gerald Ford - 38th President of the USA
- Gough Whitlam - Prime Minister of Australia 1972-1975
- Gordon Brown - Prime Minister of the UK and Leader of the Labour Party from 2007 until 2010
- Grover Cleveland - 22nd and 24th President of the USA
- Guy Fawkes - infamous 17th Century traitor and Gunpowder Plotter
- Haile Gebrselassie - Inspirational long-distance runner from Ethiopia
- Harry Styles - member of the famous boy band One Direction
- Harry Truman - 33rd President of the USA
- Prince Harry - Younger son of the Prince of Wales
- Henry I - King of England, 1100-1135 died of food poisoning
- Henry II - King of England, 1154-1189, first Plantagenet King
- Henry III - King of England, 1216-1272 when Parliament was first called
- Henry IV - King of England, 1399-1413, deposed his cousin Richard II
- Henry V - warrior King of England, 1413-1422
- Henry VI - King of England, 1422-1461, and again 1470-1471
- Henry VII - brave, strong and wealthy King of England, 1485-1509
- Henry VIII - extravagant King of England, 1509-1547, with six wives!
- Henry Williams - one of the first missionaries to travel to New Zealand
- Herbert Hoover - 31st President of the USA
- Hone Heke - Maori war leader and chief
- Ian Thorpe - Australian swimmer, nicknamed 'the Thorpedo'
- J K Rowling - author of the Harry Potter books
- J M Barrie - creator of Peter Pan, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up
- Jackie Joyner-Kersee - Record-breaking, medal-winning US heptathlete
- James I - King of Scotland 1567-1625 and King of England 1603-1625
- James II - King of England from 1685 to 1688 (also James VII of Scotland)
- James Buchanan - 15th President of the USA
- James Busby - Helped draft the Treaty of Waitangi
- Captain James Cook - 18th Century explorer and navigator
- James Garfield - 20th President of the USA
- James Joyce - Irish 20th Century writer best known for his novel Ulysses.
- James Madison - 4th President of the USA
- James Monroe - 5th President of the USA
- James Polk - 11th President of the USA
- James Scullin - Prime Minister of Australia 1929-1932
- Jane Austen - beloved English novelist of the Georgian era
- Lady Jane Grey - the 'Nine Day Queen'
- Jane Seymour - third and favourite wife of Henry VIII
- Jenny Jones - winner of GB's first ever snow medal at Sochi 2014
- Jesse Owens - hero and most successful athlete at the 1936 Olympics
- Jimmy Carter - 39th President of the USA
- John - King of England from 1199 to 1216
- John Adams - 2nd President of the USA
- John F Kennedy - 35th President of the USA
- John Gorton - Prime Minister of Australia 1968-1971
- John Howard - Prime Minister of Australia 1996-2007
- John Logie Baird - Scottish inventor of the world's first television
- John Quincy Adams - 6th President of the USA
- John Tyler - 10th President of the USA
- Jonathan Swift - Irish 18C author best known for Gulliver's Travels
- Joseph Cook - Prime Minister of Australia 1913-1914
- Joseph Lister - pioneer in antiseptic practices in hospitals and for surgery
- Joseph Lyons - Prime Minister of Australia 1932-1939
- Kelly Holmes - winner of 2 gold medals in Olympics 2004
- Kenneth Grahame - author of The Wind in the Willows
- Lasse Viren - winner of 4 gold medals for Finland in the 1970s
- Lewis Carroll - author of the Alice in Wonderland stories
- Liam Payne - member of the famous boy band One Direction
- Lionel Messi - footballer who plays for Argentinia and FC Barcelona
- Louis Tomlinson - member of the popular boy band One Direction
- Ludwig van Beethoven - Brilliant pianist and classical composer
- Lyndon B Johnson - 36th President of the USA
- Malcolm Fraser - Prime Minister of Australia 1975-1983
- Mark Spitz - won an incredible 7 gold medals in 1972 Olympic swimming
- Martin Luther King - a leader of the civil rights movement in the 1960's
- Martin Van Buren - 8th President of the USA
- Mary I - eldest daughter of Henry VIII and Queen of England, 1553-1558
- Mary II - Queen of England 1688-94, joint ruler with her husband William
- Mary Queen of Scots - unhappy Queen of Scotland and mother of James I of England
- Matilda - Empress Matilda ruled England briefly in 1141, never crowned
- Michael Johnson - 4-times Olympic gold winner, record-beating sprinter
- Michael Phelps - Winner of 14 Olympic gold medals in swimming!
- Millard Fillmore - 13th President of the USA
- Molly Brown - brave lady and survivor of the sinking of the Titanic
- Mozart - Child musical prodigy and prolific classical composer
- Muhammad Ali - champion heavyweight boxer with character!
- Mungo Park - famous Scottish explorer of Africa
- Nadia Comaneci - first female gymnast to score an Olympic perfect 10
- Ned Kelly - infamous Australian bushranger
- Neil Armstrong - first man to walk on the moon
- Nellie Melba - Australian operatic star of the Victorian era
- Nelson Mandela - South Africa's first black President
- Niall Horan - member of the popular boy band One Direction
- Olave Baden-Powell - wife of Robert Baden-Powell and Chief Guide for many years
- Olga Korbut - star of the gymnastic arena in the 1972 Olympic Games
- Oscar Wilde -
- Prince Harry - Younger son of the Prince of Wales
- Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh - consort to Elizabeth II
- Prince William, Duke of Cambridge - second in line to the British throne
- Princess Diana - Mother of Prince William and Prince Harry
- Pierre de Coubertin - founder of the modern Olympic Games
- Pope Francis - current Pope aka Papa Francisco and Papa Francesco
- Richard I - King of England from 1189 to 1199
- Richard II - King of England from 1377 to 1399
- Richard III - King of England from 1483 to 1485
- Richard Nixon - 37th President of the USA
- Rihanna - world famous pop singer
- Roald Dahl - author of many well-loved children's books
- Rob Roy - Scottish folk hero and outlaw
- Robert Baden-Powell - founder of the Scouting movement and Chief Scout
- Robert Burns - most famous Scottish poet
- Robert Louis Stevenson - well-loved author of Treasure Island and Kidnapped
- Robert Menzies - twice Prime Minister of Australia
- Robert the Bruce - also known as Robert 1, king of Scotland in early 13th century.
- Ronald Reagan - 40th President of the USA
- Rutherford B Hayes - 19th President of the USA
- Sadako Sasaki - little Japanese girl who inspired peace
- Saint Andrew - Jesus' disciple and patron saint of Scotland
- Saint David - patron saint of Wales
- Saint George - Brave Roman soldier and patron saint of England
- Saint Patrick - patron saint of Ireland
- Sebastian Coe - athlete, MP and Chairman of London 2012
- Stanley Bruce - Prime Minister of Australia 1923-1929
- Stephen - King of England from 1135 to 54
- Steve Irwin - well loved Aussie "Croc Hunter" and Wildlife Warrior.
- Steve Redgrave - Champion in rowing in 5 Olympic Games!
- Tāmati Wāka Nene - Maori chief and ally of the British
- Tanni Grey Thompson - 11 times Paralympic gold medal winner
- Theodore Roosevelt - 26th President of the USA
- Thomas Jefferson - 3rd President of the USA
- Thomas Telford - "Colossus of Roads" - prolific Scottish builder of roads and bridges.
- Ulysses Grant - 18th President of the USA
- Usain Bolt - Jamaican sprinter who wowed at 2008 and 2012 Olympics
- Victoria - Queen of England from 1830 to 1901, the "Victorian Age"
- Wallace Hartley - brave bandleader on the Titanic
- Walter Raleigh - swashbuckling hero of the Tudor age
- Walter Scott Scottish novelist, poet and playwright, best known Ivanhoe and Rob Roy.
- Warren Harding - 29th President of the USA
- William I - also known as William the Conqueror, King 1066-87
- William II - King of England from 1087 to 1100.
- William III - King of England from 1688-1702, joint ruler with Mary
- William IV - King of England from 1830-1837
- Prince William, Duke of Cambridge - second in line to the British throne
- William Butler Yeats (WB Yeats) - Irish 20th century poet
- William Harrison - 9th President of the USA
- William Hobson - 1st Governer of New Zealand
- Captain William Kidd - 17C Scottish privateer / pirate
- William McKinley - 25th President of the USA
- William McMahon - Prime Minister of Australia 1971-1972
- William Shakespeare - 16C English poet and playwright
- William Taft - 27th President of the USA
- William Wallace - fierce leader of the Scots, Braveheart of movie fame!
- Winston Churchill - British prime minister during World War II and afterwards
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Child musical prodigy and prolific classical composer
- Woodrow Wilson - 28th President of the USA
Colour in our fun colouring page of Albert Einstein, designed for younger kids and picking out some of his well-known characteristics - his hair, mustache and pipe, for example!
This comprehension worksheet provides our potted biography of famous physicist Albert Einstin, and then a sheet of questions for the kids to answer.
Perhaps the children could use this newspaper writing prompt to write about Einstein's Theory of Relativity, or perhaps to describe his winning of the Nobel Prize for Physics or Time Magazine's "Man of the Century" award.
Our notebooking pages are a good place for older children to collect notes, information, facts and quotes about Albert Einstein. Sheet 1 includes space for a drawing or stuck-in picture too.
Here are all our Albert Einstein resources in one easy-to-download-pack, to save you time if you would like to use all our activities.
"Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value." This simple worksheet asks children to think about what Albert Einstein meant when he said this, and to rewrite it in their own words. Perhaps you could also discuss whether he achieved what he advised.
"You never fail until you stop trying". This is an interesting quote to discuss with the kids, which is why we created this worksheet around it.
Use our Albert Einstein story paper to write a little biography, discuss some of his theories, collect quotes… Or to write a story about the man himself.
Use our printable timeline of Albert Einstein's life on its own or together with our timeline worksheets.
Cut the squares from page 1 of this Albert Einstein timeline worksheet and then stick them into the correct places on the timeline on page 2.
Find the words relating to Albert Einstein in this simple word search puzzle -a fun accompaniment to your Einstein studies!
Our fun fact-finding worksheets are designed to prompt children to do a little research on their own, and then fill in what they have discovered. Then we ask them to think about what they would like to discuss with Einstein if they met him...
Our Albert Einstein writing page is designed for younger children to store what they have learned about this great mathematician and scientist, and comes in either colour or black and white.