Princess Pingyang

Born in 600 A.D., in Taiyuan, China, Pingyang was the third daughter of Li Yuan, an influential Sui Dynasty military commander. During Pingyang’s young life Yangdi, a harsh and unfair ruler, was the emperor of China. As a teenager Pingyang married Chai Shao, the...

Rosa Luxemborg

Rosa Luxemburg was born in March 1871 in Poland. At the time Poland was controlled by the Russian Empire. She was the youngest of five children, born to a lower middle-class Jewish family. Her father was a timber merchant and her mother was descended from a notable...

Sadako Sasaki

Born in 1943, Sadako Sasaki was just two years old when the American pilot Paul Tibbet flew his B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, over Hiroshima, Japan. On August 6, 1945, by order of then President Harry S. Truman, Paul and his crew dropped one of two atomic bombs over the...

Tarenorerer

Tarenorerer, also known as Walyer by the sealers of Bass Strait, was thought to have been born circa 1800 near Emu Bay, Tasmania into the Tommeginne tribe. Accounts of her life suggest she was abducted in her teens by Aborigines of the Port Sorell region and was sold...

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