Sep 18, 2008

Some famous Virgos

famous Virgo personality

Some famous Virgo personality born under the sign of Virgo...

Queen Elizabeth I
Elizabeth I, queen of England from 1558 to 1603, a famous Virgo woman, is famous for the glamour of her court, the success of her policies, and her long-preserved virginity. She was born on September 7, 1533, the daughter of Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn. Henry, who had just had his marriage to Catherine of Aragon, annulled and married Anne in the hope of begetting a male heir, was initially disappointed at Elizabeth's birth. He soon convinced himself, however, that Anne would eventually produce a son. When she failed to do so and when suspicion of infidelity was cast upon her, she was executed in 1536. Elizabeth thus grew up without a mother's care, although Henry's last wife, Catherine Parr, was for a time an affectionate stepmother.

Michael Jackson
The most phenomenal popular music success since Elvis Presley and the Beatles, singer-dancer Michael Joe Jackson, a famous Virgo man, born in Gary, Indiana, USA, on August 29, 1958, is primarily a brilliant entertainer. Born to a musical family, he and his brothers formed the Jackson Five in the early 1960s and, beginning in 1968, gained fame through their Motown recordings and their television appearances. Young, talented, sexy, and cute, the group made a remarkable series of hits with Michael as the boy soprano. By the mid-1970s, however, the group had grown up, and their appeal seemed on the wane. In 1978, Michael produced his new persona. He was no longer a child, but now a child-man--delicate, frail, with a tremulous, often girlish voice; yet, he was a powerful performer. His solo album Off the Wall (1978) catapulted him back into fame. Thriller (1982), boosted by Jackson's videos, broke sales records worldwide. Bad (1987) and Dangerous (1992) were not as hugely successful, but were big sellers.

Mother Theresa
Internationally respected for her work to relieve the sufferings of the poor and dying, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, a famous Virgo woman, born on August 27, 1910, was awarded the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize. An Albanian originally named Agnes Gonxha Bejaxhiu, she entered the order of the Sisters of Our Lady of Loreto at the age of 18. She taught in the order's school in Calcutta until 1946, when she experienced what she described as a "call within a call" to aid the desperately poor of India in a way that required she leave her convent. She received permission from Rome to do this and began her work by bringing dying persons from the streets into a home where they could die in peace and dignity. She also established an orphanage. Gradually other women joined her, and in 1950, she received official approval for a congregation of sisters, the Missionaries of Charity, whose members are dedicated to serving the poorest of the poor. The community at present includes about 3,000 sisters of various nationalities who work on five continents. In April 1990, she sent a letter of resignation to Pope John Paul II, saying that her health no longer allowed her to continue. She had had a heart attack in September 1989, and was no longer able to visit the order's homes, located in 87 countries.

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