Biographical Birthdays: Unit Studies of Famous People by Month


If you’re looking for biographical unit studies for your homeschool, here’s a mega list of suggested personalities, divided by their birth months so you can organize seasonal studies with the time of year. Use the linked studies as a springboard for your own lesson planning, adding in the activities your kids will find especially interesting.

UNIT STUDIES OF FAMOUS PEOPLE BORN IN JANUARY

Paul Revere
Born Jan. 1, 1735
Unit study by Ticia of Adventures in Mommydom

Betsy Ross
Born Jan. 1, 1752
Unit study by Jenny of Faith and Good Works

J.R.R. Tolkien
Born Jan. 3, 1892
Unit study by Tonia of The Sunny Patch
Unit study by Ticia of Adventures in Mommydom

Sir Isaac Newton
Born Jan. 4, 1643
Unit study by Kyle of Aspired Living

Joan of Arc
Born Jan. 6, 1412
Unit study by Ticia of Adventures in Mommydom

Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier
Born Jan. 6, 1745
Unit study by Eva of EvaVarga.net

Martin Luther King Jr.
Born Jan. 15, 1929
Unit study by Karyn of Teach Beside Me
Unit study by Mary of Homegrown Learners

Benjamin Franklin
Born Jan. 17, 1705
Unit study by Karyn of Teach Beside Me

A.A. Milne
Born Jan. 18, 1882
Unit study by Karyn of Teach Beside Me

UNIT STUDIES OF FAMOUS PEOPLE BORN IN FEBRUARY

Norman Rockwell
Born Feb. 3, 1894
Unit study by Tricia of HodgePodge
Unit study by Stephanie of Harrington Harmonies

John Deere
Born Feb. 7, 1804
Unit study by Mary of The Encouraging Home

Thomas Edison
Born Feb. 11, 1847
Unit study by Shelly of There’s No Place Like Home

Abraham Lincoln
Born Feb. 12, 1809
Unit study by Tatiana of The Musings of Mum
Unit study by Joan of Unschool Rules

Charles Darwin
Born Feb. 12, 1809
Unit study by Eva of EvaVarga.net

Galileo Galilei
Born Feb. 15, 1564
Unit study by Ticia of Adventures in Mommydom

Susan B. Anthony
Born Feb. 15, 1820
Unit study by Jenny of Faith and Good Works

Jeff Kinney
Born Feb. 19, 1971
Unit study by Emily of Life at the Table

Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz
Born Feb. 24, 1885
Unit study by Stacey of Layered Soul

Steve Jobs
Born Feb. 24, 1955
Unit study by Beth of Techie Homeschool Mom

Pierre Aguste Renoir
Born Feb. 25, 1851
Unit study by Karyn of Teach Beside Me
Unit study by Tonia of The Sunny Patch

Levi Strauss
Born Feb. 26, 1829
Unit study by Adelien of Blessed Learners

UNIT STUDIES OF FAMOUS PEOPLE BORN IN MARCH

Theodore “Dr. Seuss” Geisel
Born March 2, 1904
Unit study by Karyn of Teach Beside Me
Unit study by Betsy of Family Style SchoolingUnit study by Stephanie of Harrington Harmonies

Daniel Craig
Born March 2, 1968
Unit study by Joan of Unschool Rules

Alexander Graham Bell
Born March 3, 1847
Unit study by Eva of EvaVarga.net
Unit study by Mary of The Encouraging Home

James Doohan 
Born March 3, 1920
Unit study by Joan of Unschool Rules

Michelangelo
Born March 6, 1475
Unit study by Tonia of The Sunny Patch
Unit study by Cindy of Our Journey Westward

Yuri Gagarin
Born March 9, 1934
Unit study by Jennifer of Forever, For Always, No Matter What

Percival Lowell
Born March 13, 1855
Unit study by Amanda of The Pelsers

Casey Jones
Born March 14, 1864
Unit study by Ticia of Adventures in Mommydom

Albert Einstein
Born March 14, 1879
Unit study by Adelein of Blessed Learners

James Madison
Born March 16, 1751
Unit study by Tatiana of The Musings of Mum

Kurt Russell
Born March 17, 1951
Unit study by Aadel of These Temporary Tents

David Livingstone
Born March 19, 1813
Unit study by Dollie of Teachers of Good Things

Johann Sebastian Bach
Born March 21, 1685
Unit study by Bonnie of Koala Mom
Unit study by Mary of Homegrown Learners

Timothy Dalton
Born March 21, 1944
Unit study by Joan of Unschool Rules

William Shatner
Born March 22, 1931
Unit study by Joan of Unschool Rules

Harry Houdini
Born March 24, 1874
Unit study by Karyn of Teach Beside Me

Robert Frost
Born March 26, 1874
Unit study by Heidi at Home Schoolroom

Leonard Nimoy
Born March 26, 1931
Unit study by Joan of Unschool Rules
Unit study by Stacey of Layered Soul

William Rontgen
Born March 27, 1845
Unit study by Eva of EvaVarga.net

Matthias Forney
Born March 28, 1835
Unit study by Judy of Contented at Home

Vincent van Gogh
Born March 30, 1853
Unit study by Alisha at Masterpiece Society
Unit study by Ticia of Adventures in Mommydom
Unit study by Stephanie of Harrington Harmonies

René Descartes
Born March 31, 1596
Unit study by Heather of Blog, She Wrote
Unit study by Aadel of These Temporary Tents

Franz Joseph Haydn
Born March 31, 1732
Unit study by Adelein of Blessed Learners

Wilhelm von Bunson
Born March 31, 1811
Unit study by Eva of EvaVarga.net

Andrew Lang
Born March 31, 1844
Unit study by Ami of Walking by the Way

Cesar Chavez
Born March 31, 1927
Unit study by Ticia of Adventures in Mommydom

UNIT STUDIES OF FAMOUS PEOPLE BORN IN APRIL

Hans Christian Andersen
Born April 2, 1805
Unit study by Ami of Walking By the Way
Unit study by Eva of EvaVarga.net

Jane Goodall
Born April 3, 1934
Unit study by Eva of EvaVarga.net

Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha)
Born April 8, 563 BC
Unit study by Adelien of Blessed Learners

Beverly Cleary
Born April 12, 1916
Unit study by Ticia of Adventures in Mommydom

Thomas Jefferson
Born April 13, 1743
Unit study by Tatiana of The Musings of Mum

Leonardo da Vinci
Born April 15, 1452
Unit study by Emily of Table Life Blog
Unit study by Karyn of Teach Beside Me
Unit study by Alisha at The Masterpiece Society
Unit study by Eva of EvaVarga.net
Unit study by Joan of Unschool Rules

Wilbur Wright
Born April 16, 1867
Unit study by Eva of EvaVarga.net

Adolf Hitler
Born April 20, 1889
Unit study by Joan of Unschool Rules

William Shakespeare
Born April 23, 1564
Unit study by Alisha of The Masterpiece Society
Unit study by Alisha on Flourish
Unit study by Karyn of Teach Beside Me
Unit study by Kyle of Aspired Living

John James Audubon
Born April 26, 1785
Unit study by Stephanie of Harrington Harmonies

Samuel Morse
Born April 27, 1791
Unit study by Lynna of Homeschooling Without Training Wheels

Ulysses S. Grant
Born April 27, 1822
Unit study by Joan of Unschool Rules

James Monroe
Born April 28, 1758
Unit study by Tatiana of The Musings of Mum

UNIT STUDIES OF FAMOUS PEOPLE BORN IN MAY

Elijah McKoy
Born May 2, 1844
Unit study by Jenn of Mama Jenn

Johannes Brahms
Born May 7, 1833
Unit study by Erica of Confessions of a Homeschooler

Peter Tchaikovsky
Born May 7, 1840
Unit study by Mary of Homegrown Learners

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
Born May 8, 1895
Unit study by Jennifer of Forever, For Always, No Matter What

Sir James M. Barrie
Born May 9, 1860
Unit study by Betsy of Family Style Schooling
Unit study by Tricia of Hodge Podge

Justinian the Great
Born May 11, 482 AD
Unit study by Jimmie of Jimmie’s Collage

Gabriel D. Fahrenheit
Born May 14, 1686
Unit study by Karyn of Teach Beside Me
Unit study by Heather of Blog, She Wrote

George Lucas
Born May 14, 1944
Unit study by Emily of Table Life Blog

L. Frank Baum
Born May 15, 1856
Unit study by Ami of Walking by the Way

Henri Rousseau
Born May 20, 1844
Unit study by Gina of Oaxacaborn
Unit study by Ticia of Adventures in Mommydom

Mary Cassatt
Born May 22, 1844
Unit study by Tonia of The Sunny Patch
Unit study by Judy of Contented at Home

Wild Bill Hickock
Born May 27, 1837
Unit study by Aadel of These Temporary Tents

Vincent Price
Born May 27, 1911
Unit study by Joan of Unschool Rules

Jim Thorpe
Born May 28, 1888
Unit study by Joan of Unschool Rules

Ian Fleming
Born May 28, 1908
Unit study by Joan of Unschool Rules

UNIT STUDIES OF FAMOUS PEOPLE BORN IN JUNE

Brigham Young
Born June 1, 1801
Unit study by Karyn of Teach Beside Me

Marilyn Monroe
Born June 1, 1926
Unit study by Amy of Adorable Chaos

Pete Conrad
Born June 2, 1930
Unit study by Judy of Contented at Home

Frank Lloyd Wright
Born June 8, 1867
Unit study by Karyn of Teach Beside Me
Unit study by Eva of EvaVarga.net

Michael J. Fox
Born June 9, 1961
Unit study by Joan of Unschool Rules

Jacques Cousteau
Born June 11, 1910
Unit study by Eva of EvaVarga.net
Unit study by Ticia of Adventures in Mommydom

Anne Frank
Born June 12, 1929
Unit study by Heidi at Home Schoolroom
Unit study by Adelien at Blessed Learners

Abner Doubleday
Born June 26, 1819
Unit study by Joan of Unschool Rules

UNIT STUDIES OF FAMOUS PEOPLE BORN IN JULY

Dave Thomas
Born July 2, 1932
Unit study by Sharla at Adoption Magazine

Stephen Foster
Born July 4, 1826
Unit study by Judy at Contented at Home

Calvin Coolidge
Born July 4, 1872
Unit study by Sallie of SallieBorrink.com

Rube Goldberg
Born July 4, 1883
Unit study by Eva at EvaVarga.net

P.T. Barnum and James Anthony Bailey
Born July 5, 1810, and July 4, 1847
Unit study by Eva at EvaVarga.net

Nettie Stevens
Born July 7, 1861
Unit study by Eva at EvaVarga.net

Elias Howe
Born July 9, 1819
Unit study by Heather at Blog, She Wrote

Tom Hanks
Born July 9, 1956
Unit study by Joan at Unschool Rules

E.B. White
Born July 11, 1899
Unit study by Ami of Walking by the Way

Julius Caesar
Born July 12, 100 BC
Unit study by Lauren at Mama’s Learning Corner
Unit study by Ticia at Adventures in Mommydom

Henry David Thoreau
Born July 12, 1817
Unit study by Tricia at Hodge Podge
Unit study by Heather at Blog, She Wrote

George Eastman
Born July 12, 1854
Unit study by Heidi of Starts At Eight

Harrison Ford
Born July 13, 1942
Unit study by Joan at Unschool Rules

Erno Rubik
Born July 13, 1944
Unit study by Eva at EvaVarga.net

Rembrandt van Rijn
Born July 15, 1606
Unit study by Alisha at Masterpiece Society
Unit study by Christine at Fruit in Season

Roald Amundsen
Born July 16, 1872
Unit study by Eva at EvaVarga.net

Nelson Mandela
Born July 18, 1918
Unit study by Tiany at Social Savvy Mom
Unit study by Amy at Adorable Chaos

Gregor Mendel
Born July 20, 1822
Unit study by Eva at EvaVarga.net

Ernest Hemingway
Born July 21, 1899
Unit study by Eva at EvaVarga.net

Amelia Earhart
Born July 24, 1897
Unit study by Sara at Embracing Destiny

Rosalind Franklin
Born July 25, 1920
Unit study by Eva of EvaVarga.net

Beatrix Potter
Born July 28, 1866
Unit study by Lara at Everyday Graces
Unit study by Jodi at JodiMcKenna.com

Henry Ford
Born July 30, 1863
Unit study by Mary at The Encouraging Home

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Born July 30, 1947
Unit study by Joan at Unschool Rules

J.K. Rowling
Born July 31, 1965
Unit study by Mary at Homegrown Learners
Unit study by Emily at Table Life Blog

UNIT STUDIES OF FAMOUS PEOPLE BORN IN AUGUST

William Clark (of Lewis and Clark)
Born Aug. 1, 1770
Unit study by Cindy at Our Journey Westward

Francis Scott Key
Born Aug. 1, 1779
Unit study by Lauren at Mama’s Learning Corner

Queen Elizabeth
Born Aug. 4, 1900
Unit study by Rebecca at Mom’s Mustard Seeds
Unit study by Ticia at Adventures in Mommydom

William Howard Schuman
Born Aug. 4, 1910
Unit study by Crisie at Family Team

Neil Armstrong
Born Aug. 5, 1930
Unit study by Amy at Geek Families
Unit study by Joan at Unschool Rules

Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Born Aug. 6, 1809
Unit study by Heather at Blog, She Wrote

Annie Oakley
Born Aug. 13, 1860
Unit study by Aadel at These Temporary Tents
Unit study by Joan at Unschool Rules

Napoleon Bonaparte
Born Aug. 15, 1769
Unit study by Carlie at Today’s Frugal Mom

Gerty Cori
Born Aug. 15, 1896
Unit study by Eva at EvaVarga.net

Julia Child
Born Aug. 15, 1912
Unit study by Paula at Average Housewife

Davy Crockett
Born Aug. 17, 1786
Unit study by Ticia at Adventures in Mommydom

Meriwether Lewis (also of Lewis and Clark!)
Born Aug. 18, 1774
Unit study by Karin at Passport Academy

Gene Roddenberry
Born Aug. 19, 1921
Unit study by Susann at Momma Hopper

Claude Debussy
Born Aug. 22, 1862
Unit study by Lauren at Serving From Home

Sean Connery
Born Aug. 25, 1930
Unit study by Joan at Unschool Rules

Mother Teresa
Born Aug. 27, 1910
Unit study by Bonnie at The Koala Mom

Elizabeth Ann Seton
Born Aug. 28, 1774
Unit study by Bonnie at The Koala Mom

Charlie “Bird” Parker
Born Aug. 29, 1920
Unit study by Gena at Music in Our Homeschool

UNIT STUDIES OF FAMOUS PEOPLE BORN IN SEPTEMBER

Anna Botsford Comstock
Born Sept. 1, 1854
Unit study by Eva at EvaVarga.net

Christa McAuliffe
Born Sept. 2, 1948
Unit study by Eva at EvaVarga.net

Keanu Reeves
Born Sept. 2, 1964
Unit study by Joan at Unschool Rules

Jesse James
Born Sept. 5, 1847
Unit study by Jenny at Faith and Good Works

Antonin Dvorak
Born Sept. 8, 1841
Unit study by Gena of Music in Our Homeschool
Unit study by Karyn at Teach Beside Me

O. Henry
Born Sept. 11, 1862
Unit study by Aadel at These Temporary Tents

Jesse Owens
Born Sept. 12, 1913
Unit study by Beth at Techie Homeschool Mom

Roald Dahl
Born Sept. 13, 1916
Unit study by Ticia at Adventures in Mommydom

H.G. Wells
Born Sept. 21, 1866
Unit study by Jennifer at Contently Humble

John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed)
Born Sept. 26, 1774
Unit study by Lara at Everyday Graces

UNIT STUDIES OF FAMOUS PEOPLE BORN IN OCTOBER

Saint Fracis of Assisi
Born Oct. 4, 1181
Unit study by Ticia at Adventures in Mommydom

Thor Heyerdahl
Born Oct. 6, 1914
Unit study by Kristina at Blossom and Root

Hugh Jackman
Born Oct. 12, 1968
Unit study by Joan and Sarah at Unschool Rules

William Penn
Born Oct. 14, 1644
Unit study by Judy at Contented at Home

e.e. cummings
Born Oct. 14, 1984
Unit study by Leah at As We Walk Along the Road

Roger Moore
Born Oct. 14, 1927
Unit study by Joan and Sarah at Unschool Rules

Noah Webster
Born Oct. 16, 1758
Unit study by Karyn at Teach Beside Me

Pope John Paul I
Born Oct. 17, 1912
Unit study by Ginny at Not So Formulaic

Evel Knievel
Born Oct. 17, 1938
Unit study by Jenny at Faith and Good Works

Marshall Mathers, aka Eminem
Born Oct. 17, 1972
Unit study by Joan and Sarah at Unschool Rules

Alfred Nobel
Born Oct. 21, 1833
Unit study by Eva at EvaVarga.net

Antonie van Leeuwenhoek
Born Oct. 24, 1632
Unit study by Eva at EvaVarga.net

Johann Strauss
Born Oct. 25, 1825
Unit study by Gena at Music in Our Homeschool

Pablo Picasso
Born Oct. 25, 1881
Unit study by Alisha at Masterpiece Society
Unit study by Amy at Life as Lanhams
Unit study by Tricia at HodgePodge

Theodore Roosevelt
Born Oct. 27, 1858
Unit study by Lara at Everyday Graces

John Adams
Born Oct. 30, 1735
Unit study by Tatiana at The Musings of Mum

Michael Landon
Born Oct. 31, 1936
Unit study by Nadine at Making Her Mama

Johannes Vermeer
Born in October 1632 (date unknown)
Unit study by Alisha at Masterpiece Society

UNIT STUDIES OF FAMOUS PEOPLE BORN IN NOVEMBER

Daniel Boone
Born Nov. 2, 1734
Unit study by Amy of Life as Lanhams
Unit study by LaToya of LaToyaEdwards.net

John Philip Sousa
Born Nov. 6, 1854
Unit study by Karyn of Teach Beside Me

Marie Curie
Born Nov. 7, 1867
Unit study by Erin of Nourishing My Scholar

Robert Louis Stevenson
Born Nov. 13, 1850
Unit study by Tonia of The Sunny Patch

Robert Fulton
Born Nov. 14, 1765
Unit study by Heather of Blog, She Wrote

Claude Monet
Born Nov. 14, 1840
Unit study by Alisha of Masterpiece Society

Georgia O’Keeffe
Born Nov. 15, 1887
Unit study by Alisha of Masterpiece Society

President James A. Garfield
Born Nov. 19, 1831
Unit study by Heather of Blog, She Wrote

William “Billy the Kid” Bonney
Born Nov. 23, 1859
Unit study by Jenny of Faith and Good Works

Charles Schulz
Born Nov. 26, 1922
Unit study by Emily of Table Life Blog
Unit study by Ticia of Adventures in Mommydom

Howie Mandell
Born Nov. 29, 1955
Unit study by Melanie of Psycho With 6

Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain
Born Nov. 30, 1835
Unit study by Tatiana of The Musings of Mum
Unit study by Heather of Blog, She Wrote

Sir Winston Churchill
Born Nov. 30, 1874
Unit study by Joan of Unschool Rules

UNIT STUDIES OF FAMOUS PEOPLE BORN IN DECEMBER

Georges Seurat
Born Dec. 2, 1859
Unit study by Alisha at The Masterpiece Society
Unit study by Tonia of The Sunny Patch

Walt Disney
Born Dec. 5, 1901
Unit study by Emily of Table Life Blog

Emily Dickinson
Born Dec. 10, 1830
Unit study by Karyn of Teach Beside Me

Alexandre Gustave Eiffel
Born December 15, 1832
Unit study by Eva of EvaVarga.net

J. Paul Getty
Born December 15, 1892
Unit study by Tatiana at The Musings of Mum

Biographical Birthdays: Unit Studies of Famous People by Month

Ludwig van Beethoven
Born Dec. 16, 1770
Unit study by Bonnie of The Koala Mom

Quentin Blake
Born Dec. 16, 1932
Unit study by Emily of Table Life Blog

Steven Spielberg
Born December 18, 1947
Unit study by Tatiana at The Musings of Mum

Giacomo Puccini
Born December 22, 1858
Unit study by Gena at Music in Our Homeschool

Johannes Kepler
Born December 27, 1571
Unit study by Eva of EvaVarga.net

Louis Pasteur
Born December 27, 1822
Unit study by Eva of EvaVarga.net

Rudyard Kipling
Born Dec. 30, 1865
Unit study by Ticia of Adventures in Mommydom

Henri Matisse
Born Dec. 31, 1869
Unit study by Alisha at The Masterpiece Society
Unit study by Ticia of Adventures in Mommydom

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