5 Most Famous 'Preemie' Newborns in History

As for humans, premature child is refers to the birth and condition of birth of baby lesser than 37 weeks gestational age. The cause for preterm birth happens to many reasons and causes like development of preterm birth, making the reduction of preterm birth in a challenging proposition. Premature birth, commonly used as a synonym for preterm birth, is termed to the birth of baby before its organs become mature enough to have normal postnatal survival and growth and development as a child. There are many children in the world who have become famous due to their premature birth among those who are especially looked upon as the smallest and youngest infants to ever survive.

  1. Albert Einstein: Albert Einstein is a noted scientist known for his contributions to math and science. He had a premature birth in Germany in March of 1879. He apart from a scientist is being respected as a theoretical physicist, philosopher ands author who is normally known and referred as father of modern physics. He received the 1921 Noble Prize in Physics “”for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect.”
  2. Stevie Wonder: Famous American singer Stevie Wonder became blind when he was an infant due to a medical condition attributed as retinopathy of prematurity. This condition is been understood to be a common phenomenon among preemies and takes place at when the blood vessels at the back of the eyes are fully developed and remains detach from the retinas. Though despite that Wonder successfully thrived and his dark sunglasses became part of his personality as a professional musician.
  3. Sir Winston Churchill: No needs to be introduced by any mean or measure, he was the former prime minister of England, who was born two months premature was a preemie.  His reputation as a British premier is  revered due to his  outstanding leadership during the World War II  He is considered as the great wartime leaders and is only British Prime minister to have won the Nobel Prize in Literature.   I
  4. Victor Hugo: He was a great French novelist, most famous for creating the wildly successful Les Miserables, and was a preemie 1802. Apart from novelist he was a poet, playwright, essayist, visual artist, statesman, human rights activist and exponent of the Romantic Movement in France.
  5. Charles Wesley: He was a leader of the Methodist church and noted writer of many hymns, Wesley was born two months early in England. It has been said about him that he was tightly wrapped around in wool till the date he was to be delivered as a measure to preserve his life.
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