Writing About People

Write about somebody you read about in Unit 4:  World Regions in Transition. Discuss the person’s achievements and his or her importance in history. I encourage you to look up your chosen subject in the index, go back and reread everything about that person and his/her times in the text, and use any other knowledge gained to create a vivid profile showing how that person reflected his/her times and contributed to or changed them. Be sure to select a historical figure that your classmates have not chosen.


4 thoughts on “Writing About People

  1. Charlemagne was the one of the greates king in the world. He was famous ruler in Europe. He was the king of Frank, which is root of Germany, France and Italy. Frank spread from Frace to the tip of Germany. He conquered most parts of Frank.
         One of the biggest achivements of his work was declared as the Western Roman Empire Emperor and blocking the Muslims from Turkey.
         I think he was great for the millitary strategy and blocking the Muslims and keep Europeans own culture.

  2. Wait, Sorry. I didn’t include how he did influence.
           Okay, William Shakespeare. He was an English Playwright in Queen Elizabeth’s times. He was born on 23, April 1564, and died on 23, April 1616. Funny how that works out, doesn’t it? He died exactly 52 years after his birth. He is famed for the play Romeo and Juliet. He was a Catholic.
           He seems to have wrote approximatly 38 plays and 154 sonnets, with various other poems. He became increasingly celebrated after his death. He is often considered to be England’s national poet or the Bard of Avon( or The Bard ), or the swan of Avon. Avon is the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Orthodox scholars believe that Shakespeare produced most of his work between 1586 and 1612, although the exact dates attributed to him are under considerable debate. He is counted under the few playwrights who have excelled in both tragedy and comedy.
           By late 1594, Shakespeare was an actor, writer and part-owner of a playing company, known as the Lord Chamberlain’s Man. There is a tradition that Shakespeare, in addition to writing many of the plays his company enacted, and being concerned as part-owner of the company with business and financial details, continued to act in various parts, such as the ghost of Hamlet’s father, Adam in As You Like It, and the Chorus in Henry V.
            He was married to Anne Hathaway until his death and was survived by his two daughters, Susanna and Judith. His son Hamnet had died in 1596. Susanna married Dr. John Hall, but there are no direct descendants of the poet and playwright alive today.
            He influenced by inspiring other people to write like him, live like him. His works are still inspiring people all around the world to live nicely. Also, he contributed by writing various works of plays and other forms of literature art.

  3. this is christina
    and im choosing mansa musa. He had the best horses in 1300s. he ruled from 1312 – 1337. Because of Mansa Musa, Mali was very powerful and wealthy. He ruled with pride, but he thought only one was greater than him. It was Allah. The god he worshipped. In 1324 mansamusa fulfilled one of the fivepillars of the islam. He made a pigramage to mecca. HE was a good king too. He gave gold to the rich and the poor. He ruled in a territory called SOnghai.

  4. *Tina*
    He was a great ruler of the Mogul Empire of India. He was born in 1543, near the Indus River. This was when his parents were running away from the enemies. That is why he is good at hunting. His name "Akbar" meant "Great" in Arabic. He also became a ruler of his father’s territory when he was 13 years old. At that time, it was shortly before Queen Elizabeth 1 became queen of England. The next 43 years, the moguls fought for more territory. Just like Genghis Khan, he didn’t give mercy to who didn’t follow him. He built new cannals too. He married a daughter of a Hindu leader when he was 20 years old. He allowed Hindus to build temples. He was also interested in other religion. Akbar leared things from his library. He asked someone else to read for him because he didn’t know how to read. Akbar loved arts and crafts so he paid people to bring painters , poets, and musicians. Akbar died when he was 63 years old which was in 1605. His grandson Shah Jahan ruled after him.

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