Famous People We Wish Were Still Alive

Noble people have always strived towards improving the lives of others. Many achieve their goal of changing the world for the better, so much so that we end up missing them after their death. It is often the thought that the world could have utilized such individuals’ wisdom that makes us wish they were still alive. Here is a list of such personalities whom we miss dearly.

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Also Known As: Michael King Jr.
Birthday: 15 January 1929
Born In: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Died On: 04 April 1968
Famous As: Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr. was the leader of the civil rights movement in the USA. He employed Christian believes and non-violence methods like civil disobedience and paved the way for dignified and respected life for African-Americans.

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Birthday: 14 March 1879
Born In: Ulm, Kingdom of Württemberg, German Empire
Died On: 18 April 1955
Famous As: Physicist

The Nobel laureate, Albert Einstein, was one of the greatest theoretical physicists who immensely contributed to the growth of modern physics and quantum mechanics. He is considered one of the most intelligent persons in history. Though not tested, his estimated intelligence quotient is regarded as a benchmark.


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Also Known As: Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci
Birthday: 15 April 1452
Born In: Anchiano, Italy
Died On: 02 May 1519
Famous As: Polymath
Most of Leonardo da Vinci's paintings, including the world-renowned 'Mona Lisa,' are being studied and scrutinized by scholars, historians, and scientists among men from other professional fields in order to decipher the hidden messages. Perhaps, Leonardo could have helped decipher his works if he were still alive today.

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Also Known As: Frederick Freddie Mercury, Farrokh Bulsara
Birthday: 05 September 1946
Born In: Stone Town
Died On: 24 November 1991
Famous As: Singer-songwriter

Known for his four-octave vocal range, Freddie Mercury is often considered one of the greatest lead singers in rock music history. His life was cut short by AIDS at the age of 45. In 2001, he was inducted posthumously into the 'Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.'


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Also Known As: Robin McLaurin Williams
Birthday: 21 July 1951
Born In: Chicago
Died On: 11 August 2014
Famous As: American stand-up comedian
Regarded as one of the funniest comedians of all time, Robin Williams went on to achieve huge popularity as a film actor. If not for Lewy body dementia, which forced him to commit suicide by hanging, Robin would've continued making people laugh for many more years.