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Father Time....History at it's best

Updated on September 3, 2012

Fathers of Our Times!

Father is considered a title of HONOR given to all men who establish anything important in human life, to better mankind. A man who occupies an unusual place in history is sometimes also called a Father. The title has no official standing. It is given only by tradition. However, I believe all men have to work at the title "father" for their children! But this following list represents some of the best-known holders of this title “Father:”

To All Fathers - thank you!

Love Our Fathers!

Father of America – Samuel Adams, one of the most active patriots in the cause of American Independence.

Father of Angling – Izaak Walton, who wrote about the delights of fishing in “The Compleat Angler” (1653).

Father of Comedy – Aristophanes, who was the greatest of the Greek writers of comedy.

Father of English History – The Venerable Bede, who wrote an Ecclesiastical History of English People.

Father of New France – considered to be Samuel de Champlain.

Father of His Country – was George Washington, because he is the Father of His Country to the people of the United States. This title has been given to many men throughout history; however, this was for the United States. But for others it was the Romans called Cicero the Father of His Country because he saved the state from the plots of Catiline. Julius Caesar and the Emperor Augustus also received the title.

Father of Medicine – Hippocrates, who was a Greek physician and the most famous one of ancient times. He changed our world as we know it.

Father of the Constitution – no doubt, James Madison

Father of History – Herodotus, who wrote the first great history of Greece and other ancient countries.

Father of the Faithful – Abraham, who was the ancestor of the Hebrew race.

Father is sometimes applied to anything of major or chief like importance. For example, the Mississippi is often called the “Father of Waters” because of the it’s many branches.

Father is also given to priests of the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches.

The most important “Father” to us all is our own father. This word “Father” represents the greatest, important humans that have touched and affected our lives in a very positive way. They have given us life, hope, and belief to be the best we can be. That is what a “Father” is, a great man of many teachings. There are many fathers not mentioned in this article because they may have touched one person versus many people at one time as these father’s have above. However, Father’s are the foundation of our homes, families and lives regardless if they affect one person or many!

Father’s Day is a day on which many people of the United States and Canada express gratitude and appreciation by giving their fathers presents and greeting cards. Father’s Day comes on the third Sunday in June. Mrs. John Bruce Dodd of Spokane, Washington, started Father’s Day in 1910. Later, the custom spread throughout the United States. In 1936, a national Father’s Day Committee was formed with the headquarters in New York City.

This brief history lesson gives us a glimpse of the great Father’s of our times, how they have shaped our countries and our people. Let’s not forget the day to day fathers out there because we are blessed to have this day to celebrate with them or for them. Father’s are a gift nd we need to be thankful for all that they have done for us in the past, in the present and in the future.


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      Ladybird33 7 years ago from Fabulous USA

      stars439, awww, thank you for the nice comment. I appreciate you reading this hub!

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      Lita C. Malicdem 7 years ago from Philippines

      I was expecting another, the "Father of All Fathers"- The Lord God Almighty. Anyways, you remind me of my own dear Tatay(Father). Cool hub!

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      stars439 7 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Wonderful hub. I always enjoyed the company of my father. He was a joy to behold. God Bless You.

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      Ladybird33 7 years ago from Fabulous USA

      theindianblues, you are so right about these fathers that aren't around, hope they are reading this one :) Thank you reading and I feel your passion!

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      theindianblues 7 years ago from Some where on the Globe

      Really an eye opener for the fathers who do not show interest on their kids. There could be some understanding issues between, perhaps these writings help them coming out from that scenarios, what ever it may be if it happens to see this hub. Since the chances are some what low, fellow hubbers have to give a hand to promote the info to make sure that the message reaching out to those irresponsible fathers. Great Hub!

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      Ladybird33 7 years ago from Fabulous USA

      shelby22, thank you, it is different and I hope others with find the connection. I appreciate you reading!!

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      shelby22 7 years ago from Houston

      Certainly a different perspective and well done!

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      Ladybird33 7 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Pamela99, I am so happy you liked it. I was a little worried because it's different :) I appreciate you coming to see me!

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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      Ladybird, Very clever hub about fathers. I really enjoyed the read. Thanks.

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      Ladybird33 7 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Putz Ballard, thank you for reading!!!

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      Putz Ballard 7 years ago

      A great hub. Thanks for sharing.