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Historic Personalities Who Were Also Great Parents


Parenting isn't easy. However, it is not an art that can't be learned. While, with time, a parent can get better in the way he or she deals with the child, one can never become a perfect parent.

Parents play an important role in a child's life. They take care of the child, guide and protect her, and mould her to grow up into a well-balanced individual. Children look up to their parents to feel safe and secure, and to understand the direction they should take in life.

As a result, parents become the most influential figures in a child's life.

History is replete with examples of individuals who accomplished great feats and have become shining examples for mankind, some of them were also great parents.

Flip through the pages of our ClipBook to read about some historical personalities who were also great at parenting their child.



Olympias was the mother of Alexander the Great and was famous for the way she ruled the kingdom in the absence of her son, Alexander. She lived between 375 and 316 BC in Epirus, Pella and Greece. She is also known for being extremely protective an...

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr, a Nobel laureate, was one of the most popular proponents of Gandhi’s nonviolent activism. He was a leader of the civil rights movement in the USA from 1954 to his untimely death in 1968. His children remember him as father w...

Diana Frances Spencer

Also known as, Diana, Princess of Wales, she was the mother of two sons, Prince William and Harry. She died at the young age of 36 in a car crash. Her untimely death was mourned by not only her family but also by people worldwide who had come to a...

Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth was born a slave around 1797 in New York. After being forced to marry another slave, she was forced to give up her children into slavery. When slavery was finally abolished in 1827, she found out that one of her children, Peter, wh...

Mark Twain

He was a well-known English writer and also a dotting father to his children, especially his favourite, Suzy. He encouraged her greatly – she even published a biography about him. Twain found a lot of inspiration in his children.

Charles Dickens

You might know him from the stories you read during your schooldays. However, Charles Dickens was more than a writer who wrote about miserly old men or young boys called Oliver. He was also the adviser of his youngest son, Edward Bulwer Lytton. Ch...

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali, known for his legendary career as a boxer, along with his activism and philanthropy, was also the father of nine children. His eldest child remembers the spiritual moments they shared together and how those moments helped shape her a...

Albert Einstein

While Albert Einstein is widely know for being a great scientist, how he was as a parent is not well known though. Einstein was a loving father and encouraged his son to continue playing the piano over school work, because he felt that children sh...

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