Famous Child Prodigies - List of Famous Child Prodigies

Many people believe that everybody is talented or rather blessed with some ability. However, not everybody hogs the limelight at a young age. Many famous personalities we know today are late bloomers, who became celebrities in their 20s and 30s. And then there are a few incredibly talented ones who stunned the world at a tender age. The words which best describe these talented kids are ‘child prodigies’. Hollywood actors Haley Joel Osment and MaCaulay Culkin are two famous child prodigies from the glorious 90’s who became heartthrobs after their stellar performances in the blockbusters ‘Sixth Sense’ and ‘Home Alone’ respectively. Apart from actors, there are several other kids who became world renowned celebrities for various other reasons. During recent times, Priyanshi Somani, Gregory R Smith and Aelita Andre have been in the news for their talent, which has taken the world completely by surprise. Priyanshi Somani, from India, has been hailed as the ‘human calculator’. She won the ‘Mental Calculation World Cup’ held in 2010 and has even earned a place in the ‘Limca Book Of Records’ and ‘Guinness Book Of World Records’ books for her outstanding accomplishments. Gregory R Smith won a Nobel Prize for Peace at the tender age of 12, making him one of the youngest recipients of the award. You would be surprised to know that Smith could remember chapters of books when he was barely 14 months old. Here are a few child prodigies who astonished the world with their remarkable abilities.

Some of these famous child prodigies are Gregory R Smith, Aelita Andre, Priyanshi Somani and Akrti Jaiswal

The Most Famous Child Prodigies

Justin Randall TimberlakeJanuary 31, 1981AmericanJustin Timberlake is an award winning American singer, actor and songwriter
Frank IeroOctober 31, 1981AmericanFrank Iero is an acclaimed American musician
Flavor FlavMarch 16, 1959AmericanFlavor Flav is an American musician, actor, rapper and television personality
Brian MayJuly 19, 1947BritishBrian May is a legendary and prolific guitarist from the famous rock band ‘Queen’
Ayrton SennaMarch 21, 1960BrazilianAyrton Senna was a Brazilian motor car racing champion
Lara FabianJanuary 9, 1970BelgianLara Fabian is a renowned singer-songwriter from Belgium, known for having recorded the famous self-titled album
Ice CubeJune 15, 1969AmericanIce Cube is an American hip hop artist, actor and record producer
Wernher Von BraunMarch 23, 1912German, Polish, AmericanWernher von Braun was a rocket scientist and aerospace engineer, who played a major role in rocket science during and post-WWII
Katherine HeiglNovember 24, 1978AmericanKatherine Heigl is an American actress and film producer
Macaulay CulkinAugust 26, 1980AmericanMacaulay Culkin is an American actor who became widely known for his portrayal of Kevin in the ‘Home Alone’ series
Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne

Avril Ramona Lavigne is a mufti-faceted Canadian singer-songwriter

CanadianSeptember 27, 1984232 views

Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter was a famous writer and mycologist, known primarily for her classic children’s illustrated book, ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’

BritishJuly 28, 1866105 views

Jean-François Champollion

Jean-François Champollion is best remembered till date for deciphering the Egyptian hieroglyphs and Rosette Stone

FrenchDecember 23, 1790156 views

Alexander von Humboldt

Alexander von Humboldt was one of the most renowned naturalists who unveiled many unknown facts about natural science

GermanSeptember 14, 1769157 views

Albrecht von Haller

Albrecht von Haller was a renowned botanist of the 18th century and also regarded as the Father of modern physiology

SwissOctober 16, 1708174 views

Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace was an English mathematician, known as the world’s first computer programmer

BritishDecember 10, 1815198 views

Lara Fabian

Lara Fabian is a renowned singer-songwriter from Belgium, known for having recorded the famous self-titled album

BelgianJanuary 9, 1970432 views


Vanessa Mae is a crossover British violinist

BritishOctober 27, 1978146 views

Kelly Slater

Kelly Slater is a renowned American surfer, famous for his record breaking 11 wins at the ‘ASP World Tour’

AmericanFebruary 11, 1972133 views

Frédéric Chopin

Frederic Chopin was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist

PolishMarch 1, 1810140 views