Why were the following people famous while they were still alive?

Just thinking about how one might just possibly get around the cancel culture of invincible ignorance that is the most notable characteristic of so much among the left today, and I thought about that kind of question. You might include the following names among the list just as a start.

  • Plato
  • Aristotle
  • Charlemagne
  • Geoffrey Chaucer
  • William Shakespeare
  • Christopher Columbus
  • Copernicus
  • George Washington
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Captain James Cook
  • Adam Smith
  • John Stuart Mill
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Karl Marx
  • William Gladstone
  • Winston Churchill

The list should be, of course, much longer and there should be dates and historical periods associated with each of them. An education consists of knowing who did what, when they did it, perhaps even some speculation why they did what they did, so that there is an understanding of why the world ended up in the way it is. And it wouldn’t hurt to know a bit of something about modern chemistry, physics, mathematics and biology as well.

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