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17 people who accomplished incredible things at a shockingly young age

Business Insider Logo By Áine Cain of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 18: <p> Picture a wunderkind.</p><p> The names of tech giants like Mark Zuckerberg, Evan Spiegel, Steve Jobs, and Bill Gates tend to come to mind when we're thinking about people who achieved extraordinary success at a young age.</p><p> However, the idea of the young prodigy isn't really a modern phenomenon.</p><p> From Alexander the Great to Alexander Hamilton, here are 17 individuals throughout history who accomplished incredible things early in life:</p>

Picture a wunderkind.

The names of tech giants like Mark Zuckerberg, Evan Spiegel, Steve Jobs, and Bill Gates tend to come to mind when we're thinking about people who achieved extraordinary success at a young age.

However, the idea of the young prodigy isn't really a modern phenomenon.

From Alexander the Great to Alexander Hamilton, here are 17 individuals throughout history who accomplished incredible things early in life:

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