People have been writing down accounts of their lives since time immemorial and we have memoirs by such people as Julius Caesar, Flavius Josephus and Saint Augustine of Hippo. One of the first great autobiographies was written by the sculptor Benvenuto Cellini in the 16th Century. In it he writes:
"Everyone who has to his credit what are or really seem great achievements, if he cares for truth and goodness, ought to write the story of his own life in his own hand."
Autobiographies have been written by everyone from TV presenters to businessmen, from comedians to chefs, and from sportsmen to newspaper editors. The question is, who wrote what? Are you a fan of celebrities and do you read all of their autobiographies? See how much you know about the life and the writings of famous people by taking this quiz.
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