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Famous Australians

Australia the foremost developed country in the world is proud of number personalities who have made their names well known around the world in various fields. The famous Australians have become internationally renowned for their achievements in numerous areas like sports, medicine, literature, acting, music and inventors. But the presence of scientists or inventors in the group of famous persons in Australia is highly noticed. Apart from just famous personalities Australia has gifted the world with a number of legends. Australia is a small country population wise but it has produced a huge number of noble laureates which is proportionally higher than any other countries.

Some of the Australians who are internationally renowned for their role in various fields are:

Don Bradman: Don Bradman is the foremost name which comes to mind while talking about famous world renowned personalities of Australia. He was the sport icon of his country and his significant contribution to the world cricket is still recognized. He is still the greatest batsman to walk the face of the earth. Don Bradman can also be signified as an all-rounder because he was also a leg break bowler. In his life time he played for Australia, South Australia and New South Wales.During his prime time the talent of Bradman had made Australian cricket team invincible.

Dick Smith: An Australian entrepreneur who is famous worldwide for various businesses. It was in the boom period of Australian economy that Dick Smith began the phenomenal run of his career. His company Dick Smith electronics has even ventured in to the United States of America in the 1980s. The most important thing which should be mentioned about him is that he was a hardcore Australian at heart.

Russell Crowe: Russell Crowe in the contemporary era is among some of the most famous Australians. This actor has achieved significant fame worldwide. The most notable achievement of Russell Crowe was the Best Actor award for the film Gladiator in the year 2000. Though he was born in New Zealand his upbringing took place in Australia as his parents shifted when he was just four. He has gained significant fame in Australia which made him shift to Hollywood from where he got international exposure.

There are a number of noble prize winners of Australia who are Sir Howard Florey, Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet, Dr. Barry Marshall, John Carew Eccles, J.Robin Warren and Peter Doherty. Among the famous Australians the names of the Australian cricketers should be mentioned as some of them are famous worldwide. Many artists have also gained fame in recent years like Cate Blanchett and Kylie Minogue.
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