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Court sculptor and medal author Joseph Bohm
Court sculptor and medal author Joseph Bohm
On July 6, 1834, Joseph Bohm, a sculptor and author of medals, was born in Vienna, Austria. Joseph's father was the head of the mint in the Austrian Empire. The future medallist followed in the footsteps of his father, studied sculpture, and for some...
11 June 2021, 23:21
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Antiquarian and historian William Dugdale
Antiquarian and historian William Dugdale
On September 12, 1605, William Dugdale was born in Warwickshire (Great Britain), a well-known antiquarian and scholar who made a great contribution to the study of medieval history. In his younger years, he became interested in rare and ancient objects...
7 June 2021, 23:22
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The discoverer of Assyrian palaces, Paul-Emile Botta
The discoverer of Assyrian palaces, Paul-Emile Botta
У 1802 році в місті Турин (Італія) народився Поль-Еміль Ботта, археолог і мандрівник, який вивчав ассирійську цивілізацію. У 1820 році почав навчання в Парижі, а шість років по тому відправився в навколосвітню подорож, під час якого відвідав...
2 June 2021, 23:36
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Landscape designer and gardener Gertrude Jekyll
Landscape designer and gardener Gertrude Jekyll
In 1843, Gertrude Jekyll was born, an English landscape designer who had a hand in creating 400 gardens in Europe and the United States. As a child, I studied at home and even then I was engaged in my own garden. In 1861, the girl went to study at...
28 May 2021, 23:28
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Masinissa: king of Numidia and ally of Rome
Masinissa: king of Numidia and ally of Rome
The first king to unite Numidia was Masinissa, who was born around 240 BC. He is known for participating in the Second Punic War, first on the side of Carthage, and then taking the side of Rome. Under Masinissa, nomadic tribes existed on the territory...
26 May 2021, 22:11
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New World Explorer Andre Teve
New World Explorer Andre Teve
In 1516, Andre Thevet, an educator and Franciscan monk, was born in the French city of Angouleme, who went to America and described the realities of Indian life. At the age of 10, Teva was sent to a monastery against his will: he did not want to devote...
25 May 2021, 23:39
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Lawyer and author of the
Lawyer and author of the
On May 8, 1492, Andrea Alcato, a lawyer and representative of Renaissance humanism, was born in Italy. He studied Alcato in Milan and Pavia, and in his early years excelled in the field of law. After his studies, he taught in Milan, and also wrote a...
24 May 2021, 22:54
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The Usurper Emperor Gaius Allectus
The Usurper Emperor Gaius Allectus
In 293-296, the Roman ruler of Britain and parts of Northern Gaul was Gaius Allectus, who came to power after the overthrow of Marcus Aurelius Carausius. It is known that before becoming the usurping emperor, Gaius Allectus served as prefect of the...
20 May 2021, 23:33
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Scholar, encyclopedist, and official Su Sun
Scholar, encyclopedist, and official Su Sun
At the time of the existence of the Song Empire in the territory of modern China (960-1279), there lived an encyclopedic scientist and inventor named Su Sun (Sū Sòn). He was born in 1020 in the family of an official, was fond of science, very fond of...
17 May 2021, 23:06
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Italian composer and kapellmeister Claudio Monteverdi
Italian composer and kapellmeister Claudio Monteverdi
On May 9, 1567, in the Italian city of Cremona, Claudio Monteverdi was born, an outstanding composer, whose works have features inherent in both the late Renaissance and early Baroque. At a young age, Monteverdi studied under the representative of the...
13 May 2021, 22:34
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