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Famous Homeschoolers

This is a list of people who have been homeschooled / home educated.

Claude Monet
Leonardo da Vinci
Jamie Wyeth
Andrew Wyeth
John Singleton Copley

Alexander Graham Bell
Thomas Edison
Alec Issigonis
Cyrus McCormick
The Wright Brothers

Blaise Pascal
Pierre Curie
Albert Einstein
Booker T. Washington
George Washington Carver

Winston Churchill
Konrad Adenauer
Benjamin Franklin
Patrick Henry
William Penn
Henry Clay
Queen Elizabeth II

Composers and Musicians:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Anton Bruckner
Felix Mendelssohn
Francis Poulenc
Conlon Nancarrow
Irving Berlin
Yehudi Menuhin

Agatha Christie
C.S. Lewis
George Bernard Shaw
Noel Coward
D.H. Lawrence
Hans Christian Anderson
Charles Dickens
Mark Twain
Margaret Mead
Sean O'Casey
Rumer Godden
Brett Harte
Phillis Wheatley
Mercy Warren
Pearl S. Buck

Religious Leaders:
Joan of Arc
Brigham Young
John & Charles Wesley
Jonathan Edwards
John Owen
William Cary
Dwight L. Moody
John Newton

Charles Chaplin - Actor
Florence Nightingale - Nurse
John Burroughs - Naturalist
Charles Louis Montesquieu - Philosopher
Albert Schweitzer - Physician
George Rogers Clark - Explorer
Andrew Carnegie - Industrialist
Bill Ridell - Newspaperman
Will Rogers - Humorist
Tamara McKinney - World Cup Skier
Jim Ryan - World Runner
Ansel Adams - Photographer
John Stuart Mill - Economist
John Paul Jones - father of the American Navy
Clara Barton - started the Red Cross
Abigail Adams - wife of John Adams
Martha Washington - wife of George W.

American University Educators:
Frank Vandiver (President - Texas A&M)
Fred Terman (President - Stanford)
William Samuel Johnson (President Columbia)
John Witherspoon (President of Princeton)

American Presidents:
George Washington
Thomas Jefferson
John Quincy Adams
James Madison
William Henry Harrison
John Tyler
Abraham Lincoln
Theordore Roosevelt
Woodrow Wilson
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Senator William Johnson George Wythe

US Constitutional Convention Delegates:
George Washington - 1st President of the U.S.
James Madison - 4th President of the U.S.
John Witherspoon - President of Princeton U.
Benjamin Franklin - inventor and statesman
William S. Johnson - President of Columbia C.
George Clymer - U.S. Representative
Charles Pickney III - Governor of S. Carolina
John Francis Mercer - U.S. Representative
George Wythe - Justice of Virginia High Court
William Blount - U.S. Senator
Richard D. Spaight - Governor of N. Carolina
John Rutledge - Chief Justice U.S. Supr Court
William Livingston - Governor of New Jersey
Richard Basset - Governor of Delaware
William Houston - lawyer
William Few - U.S. Senator
George Mason

United States Supreme Court Judges:
John Jay
John Marshall
John Rutledge


And from a completely separate list...

  • Abigail Adams
  • Florence Nightingale: Her father taught her Grammar, History, Philosophy, Greek, Latin, French, German, Italian. She could read the Bible in the original Greek Language.
  • John & Charles Wesley: Susannah gave six hours per day for 20 years. She instilled a passion for learning and righteousness in the hearts of her children. Samuel: "Why do you sit there teaching that dull child that lesson over the twentieth time?" Susannah: "Had I satisfied myself by mentioning the matter only nineteen times, I should have lost all labour. You see, it was the twentieth that crowned the whole."
  • Johnathan Edwards: Christian leader of the "Great Awakening"
  • D.L. Moody: Famous evangelist
  • William Carey: Pioneer of the modern missionary movement. 1790, India.
  • Robert E. Lee: Confederate general U.S. civil war.
  • Stonewall Jackson: General
  • George Patton: U.S. General in Europe World War Two.
  • Douglas Mc Arthur: Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces in the Pacific World War Two.
  • Booker T. Washington: Scientist, Founder of the Tuskagee Institute. Taught himself to read from Noah Webster's speller and primer.
  • Queen Elizabeth II
  • Andrew Carnegie: Industrialist.
  • Thomas Edison: Renown inventor.
  • Mark Twain: Renown author.
  • Agatha Christie: Renown Author.
  • George Bernard Shaw: Literature.
  • Irving Berlin: Music.
  • Blaise Pascal.