Marie-Therese Chirat Champagnat's Mothers/Marcellin Champagnat Marcellin Champagnat was born on May 20, 1789, in the hamlet of Rosey, near Lyons, in the Massif Central, France, only a few weeks before the commencement of the French Revolution. He was the ninth of Jean-Baptiste and Marie Chirac's 10 children. His parents named him after their father's brother, Marcellin Champagnat, who was a priest at the time of his birth.
His childhood was spent in poverty, as his family were poor farmers. At the age of 12 he went to live with an uncle who owned a tannery in Montpellier where he learned the trade of leatherworker. After five years he moved back home to take over the running of the farm from his sick father. In 1808 he married Anne Gaudichon, with whom he had seven children. She died in 1814 aged just 29 years old. In 1815 he married again, this time to Claire Levasseur, who gave him another six children. She too died in 1845 at the young age of 44 years old.
In 1847 Marcellin Champagnat published a book called "Travels in China" about his experiences there as a merchant trader. This became a bestseller and made him famous worldwide. The same year he also received the Legion of Honour for his services to France during the Chinese War.
Marcellina was born into a Roman Christian household in Trier, Gaul, in the year 330. Her father held the position of Praetorian Prefect of Gaul. She was Ambrose of Milan's sister, and she was older than her two brothers. She appears to have taken care for her younger brothers, Ambrose and Satyrus, when their parents died. When they were grown up, she married a wealthy citizen of Milan named Marcianus and moved with him to his home town. There she devoted herself to helping orphans and poor people.
One day a nobleman named Tarquinius came to visit her in Milan. He was amazed by her kindness and told her that he would like her to go live with him in his castle near Rome. But Marcellina answered that she could not leave Milan because there were still many people who needed her help. Then Tarquinius promised that if she went with him he would never send her away from anyone who needed her assistance. Finally, Marcellina agreed to go with Tarquinius but only if her brothers would also go with her. So all four of them went to live at the castle of Tarquinia (near Rome). It is said that they were very happy there! One night after they had gone to bed, there appeared to them an angel who told them that they should return to Milan as soon as possible because a terrible plague was going to break out in Rome and kill many people. When they got back to Milan, they found that many citizens had died of the plague.
Elizabeth Bowes-birth Lyon's was as aristocratic as it gets. On August 4, 1900, she was born into a wealthy noble family as the ninth of ten children, and her family treated her rotten. Elizabeth's father was so taken with the fact that his little child resembled a cherub that he insisted on giving her the middle name "Angela." In truth, she wasn't angling for attention, but she needed an extra set of hands when it came to getting presents for her birthday.
She had a happy childhood moment when she discovered that people called her Lizie. Her parents hated being called by their first name, so they made sure she knew how lucky she was.
As far as education went, Elizabeth spent most of her time being beaten up by other kids in school because she was such a bright child. She didn't meet many women who were smart, so she decided early on that she wanted to be a doctor. But since there weren't any openings at the local hospital, she settled for becoming a lawyer instead.
In 1964, at the age of 32, she married Thomas Douglas, a man five years her senior. The marriage only lasted three years before it fell apart. During this time, she also went through a divorce from her first husband. After all these failures at love, she decided that marrying rich was the way to go for happiness!
She is now one of the richest women in the world, having inherited her fortune from her parents.
Marcel Marceau was born into a Jewish household in Strasbourg, France. Charles Mangel, his father, was a kosher butcher from Bedzin, Poland. His mother, Anne Werzberg, was born in Yabluniv, Ukraine. He is a relative of Israeli singer Yardena Arazi through his mother's family.
When Marcel was six years old, his father died when hit by a tramway car. At the time of the incident, Mr. Mangel was taking home meat from the market for preparation later that day. The death of his father caused Marcel to be brought up by his single mother, who worked as a dressmaker. She sent him to school even though she could have kept him at home to help her raise her other five children. In 1922, at the age of 18, he started working as a stilt walker with the name "Le Petit Marcel" at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. Three years later, he created the role of "The Little Marcel" at another Paris theater, this time called the Theatre Mogador. In 1930, he moved to London where he continued to play roles at the Mogador Theater. In 1936, he returned to Paris where he has lived ever since. During World War II, he worked for the French government agency that organized entertainments for soldiers in prison camps. After the war, he opened his own theater company with two friends.
Early Childhood and Life Bessie Coleman was born on January 26, 1892, in Atlanta, Texas, to sharecroppers George and Susan Coleman. Her father was of Native American and African American ancestry, while her mother was also of African American ancestry. The couple had another daughter named Lottie who died at the age of four years old.
Bessie began learning how to ride a horse at the age of five. Two years later, she made her first public appearance riding alongside her family's troupe of minstrel performers at a county fair. She also started taking dancing lessons at this time from a white woman named Mrs. Rittenhouse. In 1900, the Colemans moved to Houston, Texas, where Bessie became involved in local minstrel shows as a dancer and acrobat.
In 1903, Bessie married William "Willie" Coleman, a fellow minstrel performer. The couple had one son together named Will Coleman who died in infancy. After her husband joined a vaudeville company, Bessie followed him to Chicago where they both performed at the Grand Opera House. Here, she met Barney Ellington, who managed the company. He invited Bessie to be his partner in performing feats of balance and gymnastics on horses. This new career change proved to be very successful for her and she became known as the Black Pearl.