Peter Lalor was the leader of the Eureka Stockade in 1854. He was born on February 5th of 1827 in Queen’s County, Ireland. His name ‘Lalor’ originated from the ‘O’Lalour’s, who fought against the English invasion of Ireland in the 1500’s. His family owned and leased almost 1000 acres of land and it provided prosperity until the Great Famine in 1845. His father led the resistance of peasants against the taxes collected by the Church and represented Queen’s County in the House of Commons.
John Allan was a prosperous tobacco exporter, so he was able to send Poe to the best boarding schools and later to the University of Virginia. Poe excelled academically throughout all of his schooling. When he grew up, he married his cousin Virginia who later died from tuberculosis in 1847. After this, Poe’s depression and alcoholism worsened. On October 3, 1849, he was found in a state of semi-consciousness and died four days later.
He was the son of John Shakespeare, a glove maker and a trader of farm produce, and Mary Arden, a landowner's daughter for a nearby village. His father started to gain positions in the government, but then he had to face financial issues until he died in 1601. Mary Arden and John Shakespeare had two babies before William, but they did not survive infancy. He attended King Edward IV Grammar School in Stratford, a
Gatsby is a wealthy man who lives in West Egg. He tells Nick that he is “the son of some wealthy people in the Middle West” (Fitzgerald, 65). He later states, “I was brought up in America but educated at Oxford, because all my ancestors have been educated there for many years. It is a family tradition” (Fitzgerald, 65). This is what Gatsby wants Nick to believe but, in reality, Nick tells the reader that Gatsby was a man by the name of James Gatz and he was the son of unsuccessful farmers.
What Was Her Life Like Before She Got Married? Mary Todd Lincoln was born on December 13, 1818, in Lexington, Kentucky. She was a very cute and loving child. “Mary grew up wealthy; her father, Robert Todd, was a successful merchant and a politician” . She lost her mother at the age of 6.
As one of the leading non-violent figures of the 20th century, Mahatma Gandhi was born on 2nd October 1869 in a town called Porbandar, situated on the Indian coast. His father was a man named Karamchand Gandhi, who served as the chief minister of the town. At his middle school and high school, Gandhi was a mediocre student. However, he would later find out he was talented when dealing with the masses and major political powers. Gandhi was sent to Britain to study law because his parents were able to afford it.
At a very young age he learned about politics and religion from his parents. He attended the Boston Latin School and graduated from Harvard University in 1740. His father loaned him some money to start his own business, but he gave half the money to his friend so Adams was out of money in no time. Adams had a major impact on the world with his many accomplishments.
The Volunteer Frenchman and His Poetry Alan Seeger, son of Charles Louis Seeger, was born in New York City on June 22, 1888. His father was a wealthy businessman, therefore Seeger had a wealthy upbringing allowing him to attend expensive boarding schools such as the Staten Island Academy and Horace Mann school in Manhattan up until he turned twelve, then his family moved to New Mexico. After some time, Seeger and his brother moved back to New York City to attend Hackley School (“Alan Seeger”). After graduation, Seeger attended Harvard University alongside T.S. Eliot.
F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on September 24th, 1896. His mother, Mary McQuillan, came from an Irish-Catholic family that had owned a wholesale grocers store and had much wealth. His father, Edward Fitzgerald owned a furniture store in St. Paul, after failing, he became a salesman for Procter and Gamble in Buffalo, New York after losing that job in 1908, F. Scott Fitzgerald and his family moved back to St. Paul and lived off his mother’s inheritance. F. Scott Fitzgerald 's childhood mostly took place in Buffalo New York. His parents both being catholic sent him to two different catholic schools.
François-Marie Arouet, who is better known by his pen name Voltaire, was born November 21, 1694 to the upper-middle class family of François Arouet; a lawyer, his wife; Marie Marguerite D'Aumart, and two older siblings; Armand Arouet and Marguerite Catherine Arouet. Voltaire’s mother came from a family of nobility and had known a life of luxury, unlike his father, who had to work hard for most of his life. When Marie passed away when Voltaire was just seven years old, his father quickly sent him down the path of education and connections to become a lawyer, hoping for his son to be able to obtain a life of prosperity through a well-paying job. He attended the Collége Louis-le-Grand, a Jesuit secondary school in Paris, and received a classical
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney was born to planters, Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Charles Pinckney on February 25, 1746. He grew up in Charleston, South Carolina, with two brothers and one sister. (Wikipedia). His mother, Eliza, was a wealthy and brilliant agriculturist who introduced a new cash crop--indigo. His father, Charles, was a successful politician.
On February 27, 1902 in Salinas Valley, California John Ernst Steinbeck Jr. was born to John Ernst Steinbeck Sr. and Olive Hamilton Steinbeck. He lived a modest childhood, as his father held multiple jobs in order to support the family. For a short time Steinbeck attended Stanford University, but in 1925 he dropped out to pursue his career as a writer. Later that year he went to New York to find inspiration for his first book which he would later name Cup of Gold. Though his novel Cup of Gold was an unsuccessful attempt at romance, a few short years later in 1935 he got his first big hit.
John Edwards - Democrat John Edwards was born June 10, 1953, in Seneca, South Carolina. Being the first person in his family line to attend college, he first attended Clemson University and then transferred to North Carolina State University, where he graduated with a bachelor 's degree in textile technology. This choice of avocation was due to his father 's career at a textile mill. However, he changed his goals and went on to earn his law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1977. John Edwards ' early legal career can be described as stunning, while his personal life can be described as a brave struggle in the face of tragedy.