People throughout history have earned fame in a variety of fields. From famous inventors who have created some of the things to make life easier to famous Hollywood celebrities who entertain us, there are many ways of achieving fame. Military leaders like Attila the Hun and Genghis Kahn became famous for their ruthless techniques and innovative fighting strategies.
Famous artists like da Vinci and Picasso achieved notoriety through their masterpieces of art while authors like Shakespeare and Kafka have created brilliant stories to give us an escape from our own realities. Here are lists of notable people, some of whom have become household names and others are renowned in certain circles for their significant contributions to their field.