The fourth month of the year, April (derived from the Latin word Aprilis), is the birth month of many famous people including people like Shakespeare and William Wordsworth as the writers and Wolfgang Pauli as the scientist. April babies are born as an Aries (from 1st day of the month to the 21st day) or Taurus (the last nine days of the month) and the birthstone is said to be a diamond. Some of the famous people born in this month are -
10. Victoria Beckham (17th April, 1974)
Victoria Caroline Adams, spouse of David Beckham, was born on 17th April, and is a famous fashion designer and model and a singer. She rose to fame after the success of her pop group, Spice Girls and has been on the list of top 10 singles. She is more famous as a model and she started her own denim brand, dVb. Victoria also released two books, one of which is her autobiography and the other is a fashion guide. She married David in 1999, and had four children with her.
9. Emma Watson (15th April, 1990)
Emma Watson made her debut at the age of nine as the Hermione Granger, in the Harry Potter series. She was widely accepted by mass due to the outstanding performance she portrayed in the movie. Born on the 15th of the month, she is one of the favourite actresses of all time. She played the role of Hermione in all the eight movies released, along with the protagonist Danielle Radcliffe (aka, Harry Potter). She also made her modelling debut in 2009 as a model for Burberry. The J. K. Rowling character made her famous and brought her to limelight, and won her the Young Artist Awards. She featured in The Perks of being a Wallflower which won her many awards for her supporting role in the movie.
8. Maria Sharapova (19th Arpil, 1987)
As of March 2013, Maria Sharapova is ranked #2 by the Women Tennis Association. Born in Russia in 1987, she has won 28 singles, which includes four Grand Slam singles. She made her entry as a professional when she was 17, and ended up defeating Serena Williams. She also won silver medal in Olympics 2012. She is named as one of the”30 Legends of Women’s Tennis: Past, Present and Future.” Sharapova has featured in many of the sports magazines and advertisement. She is also the United Nations Development Programme Goodwill ambassador, and is the third youngest woman to win the Wimbledon title.
7. Russell Crowe (7th April, 1964)
Born in the month of April, Russell Crowe is an Australian actor and musician and has evolved into a film producer. He was born in New Zealand, but shifted to Sydney when he was four. He became famous after his movie Gladiator for which he received various awards too. Another blockbuster, A Beautiful Mind, also won him many awards and made him recognizable at the world platform. He married Danielle Spencer and has two children with her. Often called as Rusty, he made his debut when he was 25.
6. Robert Downey Jr. (4th April, 1965)
Robert Downey Jr. was born on the 4th day of the month and is a famous actor of this era. He made his debut in the film industry via his father’s film, Pound, at the age of five. Widely known for his acting skills in Sherlock Holmes and Iron Man series, he is a heartthrob of million. He is currently married to Susan Downey, who is his second wife and is a father of two. Acclaimed for his personality, he has evolved into one of the most respected actors in the Hollywood. For five years since 1996, he was arrested several times for drug and its abuse and is known to be a drug addict since he was eight as his father was a drug addict and gave it to him.
5. Eddie Murphy (3rd April, 1961)
Eddie Murphy is a stand-up comedian, actor and a musician. He is an American and was born on 3rd day of the month. In United States, he is second-highest grossing actor, according to the box office. He is ranked 10 in the top 100 best stand-up comedians of all time. He married Nicole Mitchell in 1993 but ended up divorcing her in 2006. He is a father of eight children, five of who are the prodigies of his ex-wife Nicole. His famous movies are Shrek series and Dreamgirls. His laugh and his moustache are his trademarks. He made his debut at the age of 19 with Saturday Night Live.
4. Thomas Jefferson (13th April, 1743)
Third President of America and the Founding Father, Thomas Jefferson was born on 13th day of the month, in the year 1743.He was the first United States Secretary of America, and he served under George Washington. He was also the second Vice President of the Country. He is also the principal author of the book Declaration of Independence, which was released in 1776. He married a widower after his wife, Martha Wayles, died. He fathered six children, four of which died before they touched adulthood. He was one of the leaders in The Enlightment and spoke five languages fluently. He also acted as the second governor of Virginia.
He isn’t the most favourite President of the country, but he still is counted as one of the greatest US Presidents. He died in 1826, on 4th of July due to combination of various diseases.
3. William Wordsworth (7th April, 1770)
A major English poet, specialized in the genre of Romance, William Wordsworth was born on the 7th day of the month. He helped in the beginning of Romantic Era in the Literature with the publication of the Lyrical Ballads. He married his childhood friend, Mary Hutchinson and fathered five children. William Wordsworth is famous for his poems, especially, The Prelude, Peter Bell, The Ruined Cottage and Home at Grasmere. His The Prelude is still accepted by mass as one of the masterpieces written in that era.
2. Wolfgang Pauli (25th April, 1900)
One of the pioneers of the Quantum Physics, Wolfgang Pauli was an Austrian who was born on 25th April. He received Nobel Prize in Physics in 1945 for “decisive contribution through his discovery of a new law of Nature, the exclusion principle or Pauli Principle” and was nominated by Albert Einstein himself. He was good friends with Heisenberg and Niels Bohr, both of whom are famous scientists and are known for their works in the field of science. He also received Max Planck Medal in 1958. He married Franziska Bertram in 1934, who was his second wife.
1. William Shakespeare (26th April, 1564)
There doesn’t exist a literate person who hasn’t heard of Shakespeare. William Shakespeare was an English poet and play-writer and is widely accepted as the greatest writer in the history of English literature. He is also known as the National Poet of England and Bard of Avon. He was married to Anne Hathaway and had three children with her. He is famous for the numerous tragedies and comedies he wrote, especially Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Othello and Romeo Juliet in the former criteria and As You Like It, All’s Well That Ends Well, The Comedy of Errors, Much Ado About Nothing and The Tempest in the latter criteria. In the genre of History, he wrote the famous Henry series and King John. He was a remarkable writer and is one of the best play-writer and poet ever born. He died on 23rd April 1616.
William Shakespeare is especially known for his work in the playwright Romeo and Juliet, and it has gotten both negative and positive critic views, though it still is one of the best classical novels of all time, along with Julius Caesar and Macbeth.