You may know all about major players in history, arts and culture — but do you know how old they were when they achieved their greatest feats? Test your knowledge with this quiz.
Justin Bieber was 15 years old when "One Time" when platinum. By age 15, Andrew Jackson had already fought in the Revolutionary War, been captured by enemies and caught smallpox — and he managed to both beat the disease and escape his captors.
Cleopatra became queen at age 18. Tut took the throne at age 9 and died at 19.
All hail the king. Elvis kicked the bucket at 42 years old, while Lennon passed away at age 40.
Washington was 57 years old at his inauguration, while Lincoln was just 52 when he was elected to the country's top office.
Tatum was just 10 years old when she won for "Paper Moon," while Osment was 11 when he was nominated but didn't win.
Harlan Sanders first franchised his famous chicken at the age of 62, while Walt was 53 the day Disneyland opened to the public for the first time.
Judy Garland was just 16 years old during filming for "The Wizard of Oz," while Lohan was 18 while shooting "Mean Girls."
"Wuthering Heights" came out when Bronte was 29, while single mom Rowling was 31 when "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" was published.
In this battle of the musical prodigies, Jackson was the older of the two. He was 13 when he started his solo career, while Stevie Wonder was 11 when he signed his first record deal.
Van Gogh was just 22 years old when he painted "The Starry Night" — while in a mental asylum. Albert Einstein was 42 when he was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics.
Welles was just 25 when he wrote, directed and starred in "Citizen Kane," while Spielberg made "Jaws " at the ripe old age of 29.
Playwright Shakespeare was 35 years old when he built the Globe in 1599, while Orville, the younger of the two Wright brothers, was 32 when he made the first successful airplane flight.
Henry Ford developed his Model T and assembly line system at age 45, while Hershey was 43 when he came up with his milk chocolate treat.
Rimes won a Grammy at age 14 for her song "Blue," while Franklin signed with Columbia Records at age 18.
Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech at age 34, while Jefferson was elected governor at age 36.
Queen Elizabeth II took the crown in 1953 at age 27, while Teddy Roosevelt became the youngest president in history when he was elected at age 42.
Child prodigy Mozart began performing in public at age 6, while Spears released "... Baby, One More Time" at age 17.
Kennedy was 43 years old when he became President, while Armstrong was 38 when he first walked on the moon.
Mark Twain was 41 years old when he published "Tom Sawyer," while Newton published his famous physics tomb at the age of 44.
Legendary leader Alexander was just 20 years old when he became king of the Corinthians, while cellist Yo-Yo Ma was just 6 when he started performing in public.
Caesar was 55 years old when he was assassinated, while politician Bobby Kennedy was killed at age 42.
Galileo crafted his first telescope — though there is debate as to whether he was the first to invent this instrument — at age 45 in 1609. Gutenberg used his printing press to print the Bible at age 60.
Tom Hanks starred in "Splash" at age 25 in 1984. Thomas Edison sold an improved stock ticker at age 22 for a cool $40,000.
This one may be closer than you think — Franklin signed the Declaration of Independence at 70, while Julia Child published a French cooking guide at age 49.
Picasso painted "The Old Guitarist," one of his most famous works, at age 22. Zuckerberg was just 20 when he started Facebook with a group of friends.
Obama was 47 years old at his inauguration, while Ford was 35 when he became Han Solo.
Lincoln was elected to the House at age 38 in 1847, while Jobs started Apple at the tender age of 21.
Famed folk artist Grandma Moses was in her 70s when she started to paint. Laura Ingalls Wilder was 65 when she first published her beloved book, inspired by her childhood.
Gates was 20 when he started Microsoft, while Michelangelo was around 25 when he began work on "David."
Meyer was 31 years old when "Twilight" came out in 2005, while Darwin's controversial tomb came out when he was 50 years old.