There is no rule for becoming famous. There are some who achieve fame because they save lives. An example is Jonas Salk (1914-....), the doctor known for his work in developing a vaccine against poliomyelitis, or polio, as we commonly call this crippling disease. And there are others like Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922) who became famous for making life easier. Bell was the American scientist and educator who invented the telephone. Also, don't forget the people who become famous for making life happier. Phineas T. Barnum (1810-1891) is one of these. Perhaps the greatest American showman, he created the modern circus.
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), the third president of the United States, was one of the more talented persons ever to occupy the White House. He was a political philosopher, a writer, an inventor, an educational reformer, an architect, a scientist, and a statesman. He wished, however, to be remembered chiefly as the founder of the University of Virginia and the author of both the Declaration of Independence and statute of Virginia for religious freedom.
Who is an example of a famous woman in a nation other than the United States? An excellent example is Golda Meir (1898-1978), prime minister of the Israel between 1969 and 1974. Meir actually began her life in Russia, coming in 1906 to live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the United States. She did not settle in Palestine until 1921. During her early career, she served as Israel's minister of foreign aafairs from 1956 to 1966.
Winston Churchill (1874-1965), a gallant British leader who warned the world about Russia's iron curtain. Churchill, who popularized that term, first used in publicly in a post-World War II speech he gave in 1946 in Fulton, Missouri. Churchill had inspired the Western nations in the World War II fight against fascism (1939-1945). After the war, he began to warn of the dissension to come between the democratic nations and the Communist ones.
Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) was the leader of Germany from 1933 until 1945. He directed the Nazis, the German fascist party members, not only in their World War II effort but also in a campaign of mass slaughter. About 6 million Jews perished in Nazi death camps, where gas chambers, firing squads, torture, starvation, and disease killed thousands every day. Many people look on Hitler as an archvillain of modern times. He is an excellent axample of a leader of tainted fame: an infamous leader.