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Famous Montessorians

Larry Page

Larry Page

Google founder

Lawrence “Larry” Page (born March 26, 1973) is an American business magnate and computer scientist who is the co-founder of Google, alongside Sergey Brin.

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Sergey Brin

Sergey Brin

Google founder

Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin (born August 21, 1973) is an American computer scientist and internet entrepreneur who, with Larry Page, co-founded Google, one of the most profitable Internet companies.

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Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs

Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs

Rapper and CEO of Bad Boy Productions

Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969), also known by his stage names Puff Daddy, Diddy, and P. Diddy, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur.

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Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning

Actress

Hannah Dakota Fanning (born February 23, 1994) is an American actress who rose to prominence after her breakthrough performance at age seven in the 2001 film I Am Sam.

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Julia Child

Julia Child

Celebrity chef and author

Julia Carolyn Child (née McWilliams; August 15, 1912 – August 13, 2004) was an American chef, author, and television personality.

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Will Wright

Will Wright

Video Game Pioneer

William Ralph “Will” Wright (born January 20, 1960) is an American video game designer and co-founder of the game development company Maxis, now part of Electronic Arts (EA).

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Jimmy Wales

Jimmy Wales

Wikipedia Co-Founder

Jimmy Donal “Jimbo” Wales (born August 7, 1966) is an American Internet entrepreneur best known as the co-founder and promoter of the online non-profit encyclopedia Wikipedia and the for-profit Wikia web-hosting company.

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Nobel Prize winning author of "Love in the Time of Cholera" and "One Hundred Years of Solitude"

Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez (6 March 1927 – 17 April 2014) was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo throughout Latin America.

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Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

Amazon founder and CEO

Jeffrey Preston “Jeff” Bezos (born January 12, 1964) is an American business magnate and investor.

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Anne Frank

Anne Frank

Author, diarist from World War II

Annelies Marie “Anne” Frank (12 June 1929 – early March 1945) was a diarist and writer. She was one of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

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Beyonce Knowles

Beyonce Knowles

Pop/R&B singer, songwriter, actress and fashion designer

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter (born September 4, 1981) is an American singer and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child, and rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of R&B girl-group Destiny’s Child.

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Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter

Taylor Alison Swift born (December 13, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 14 to pursue a career in country music.

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Jacqueline Kennedy

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis

Editor, former first lady (John F. Kennedy)

Jacqueline Lee (Bouvier) Kennedy Onassis commonly known as “Jackie” (July 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994) was the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, and First Lady of the United States during his presidency from 1961 until his assassination in 1963.

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David Blaine

David Blaine

Illusionist and magician

David Blaine (born David Blaine White; April 4, 1973) is an American magician, illusionist and endurance artist. He is best known for his high-profile feats of endurance, and has made his name as a performer of street and close-up magic.

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Joshua Bell

Joshua Bell

Grammy Award-winning violinist and conductor

Joshua David Bell (born December 9, 1967) is an American Grammy Award-winning violinist and conductor.

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Dr. T. Berry Brazelton

T. Berry Brazelton

Pediatrician and author

Thomas Berry Brazelton (born May 10, 1918) is a noted pediatrician and author in the United States. Major hospitals throughout the world use the Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS).

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Peter Drucker

Peter Drucker

Author, management consultant, awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, considered the “father of modern management”

Peter Ferdinand Drucker (November 19, 1909 – November 11, 2005) was an Austrian-born American management consultant, educator, and author, whose writings contributed to the philosophical and practical foundations of the modern business corporation.

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Katharine Graham

Katherine Graham

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and former owner and editor of 'The Washington Post'

Katharine Meyer Graham (June 16, 1917 – July 17, 2001) was an American publisher. She led her family’s newspaper, The Washington Post, for more than two decades, overseeing its most famous period, the Watergate coverage that eventually led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.

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Helen Hunt

Helen Hunt

Academy and Emmy Awards-winning actress

Helen Elizabeth Hunt (born June 15, 1963) is an American actress, film director, and screenwriter. She starred in the sitcom Mad About You for seven years before being cast as single mother Carol Connelly in the 1997 romantic comedy film, As Good as It Gets for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.

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Melissa Gilbert

Melissa Gilbert

Actress

Melissa Ellen Gilbert (born May 8, 1964) is an American actress and television director. Gilbert began her career as a child actress in the late 1960s appearing in numerous commercials and guest starring roles on television.

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Sara Gilbert

Sara Gilbert

Actress

Sara Gilbert (born Sara Rebecca Abeles; January 29, 1975) is an American actress, best known for her role as Darlene Conner on the ABC sitcom Roseanne from 1988 to 1997, as co-host and creator of the daytime talk show The Talk and for her recurring role as Leslie Winkle on CBS’s The Big Bang Theory.

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Kami Cotler

Kami Cotler

Actress and educator

Kami Cotler (born June 17, 1965) is an American actress and educator. She is best known for her role as young Elizabeth Walton, which she played in both the 1971 movie The Homecoming: A Christmas Story, and the series The Waltons.

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Jeremy Allaire

Jeremy Allaire

Creator of the web development tool ColdFusion

Jeremy D. Allaire is an American-born technologist and Internet entrepreneur. He is currently CEO and founder of the digital currency company Circle and Chairman of the Board of Brightcove.

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Devi Sridhar

Youngest American Rhodes Scholar

Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell

Inventor of the first practical telephone, founded two of the first Montessori schools in the US and Canada View Profile
Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison

Inventor of the incandescent light bulb, helped Dr. Montessori gain support in the US View Profile
Fred Rogers

Fred "Mister" Rogers

Children’s TV show host was a strong advocate for Montessori View Profile
Yo-Yo Ma

Yo-Yo Ma

Renowned cellist said about his daughter, “Structure is an absolutely important part of the creative life, and Emily got this from her Montessori experience.” View Profile
Helen Keller

Helen Keller

Humanitarian and co-founder of the ACLU inspired by Montessori wrote, “I believe that every child has hidden away somewhere in his being, noble capacities which may be quickened and developed if we go about it in the right way.” View Profile
Jean Piaget

Jean Piaget

Swiss psychologist made his first observations of children in a Montessori school and served as head of the Swiss Montessori Society for many years. View Profile
Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson

28th US President created a Montessori classroom in the basement of the White House. His daughter, Margaret Wilson, was on the committee that brought Dr. Montessori to the US in 1915. View Profile
Alice Waters

Alice Waters

Restaurateur (Chez Panisse), Author and Trained Montessori Teacher View Profile