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John Harvard: the priest for whom the University is named
John Harvard: the priest for whom the University is named
One of the most famous educational institutions in the United States – Harvard University - was named after the English preacher John Harvard. Harvard was born in 1607 in Southwark, which is now part of London. He studied at St. John's high school. The...
28 November 2020, 22:02
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Henrietta Green: the richest miser of the twentieth century
Henrietta Green: the richest miser of the twentieth century
Henrietta Green (nee Howland), aka the wall street Witch, was born on November 21, 1834. Her family made a large profit from trading with China and whaling. At the age of six, the girl began to read Newspapers herself, became interested in business and...
25 November 2020, 22:44
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Leone Leoni: sculptor, medallist, head of the mint
Leone Leoni: sculptor, medallist, head of the mint
Leone Leoni was born in Arezzo (Italy) in 1509. In his younger years, Leone studied in Venice, where he joined the group of Titian, a Renaissance painter, and also studied the art of Donatello and Michelangelo Buonarroti. After moving to Rome in 1538...
21 November 2020, 22:12
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Jerome Bonaparte: brother of Napoleon I, military commander, temporary heir to the throne
Jerome Bonaparte: brother of Napoleon I, military commander, temporary heir to the throne
On November 15, 1784, Jerome Bonaparte, the younger brother of Emperor Napoleon I, was born. From an early age, he began to build a military career: he studied at a military College, then served on a ship with the rank of Lieutenant. The first years of...
19 November 2020, 9:23
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Perseus of Macedon: the last king of The antigonid family
Perseus of Macedon: the last king of The antigonid family
Perseus - a name that belonged not only to the ancient Greek mythical hero. This was also the name of the last Macedonian king, who belonged to The antigonid family. Perseus was born in 213 BC, and although he was from an Antigonid family, some believed...
14 November 2020, 23:43
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Gaetano Bresci: the king's assassin who shot Umberto I
Gaetano Bresci: the king's assassin who shot Umberto I
On November 10, 1869, Gaetano Bresci was born, a man who became an anarchist and killed king Umberto I, the ruler of Italy. Gaetano studied at a craft school, after completing his studies, he got a job in a factory. Already at this time, the young man...
11 November 2020, 23:51
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Paul Serusier: student of Gauguin and founder of the art group
Paul Serusier: student of Gauguin and founder of the art group "Nabi"
On November 9, 1864, Paul Serusier, a French post-impressionist painter, was born. In his youth, Serusier studied philosophy, studied in Paris, and in the 80's created the first paintings that were highly appreciated. Among them is the 1888 work...
9 November 2020, 23:27
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Veronica Foster: the girl who made machine guns
Veronica Foster: the girl who made machine guns
When we talk about the Second world war, we often think of soldiers who went to the front line. However, it was important to support the army and provide it with resources. Factories producing weapons and ammunition were operating at full capacity. One...
8 November 2020, 7:17
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Albert de Gondi: one of the initiators of St. Bartholomew's night
Albert de Gondi: one of the initiators of St. Bartholomew's night
St. Bartholomew's night went down in history as one of the bloodiest events that occurred in France in the XVI century. On August 24, Catholics staged a mass murder against the Huguenots. It is believed that 3 thousand people were killed in one night in...
5 November 2020, 23:15
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Emile Bourdelle and his sculptural works
Emile Bourdelle and his sculptural works
On October 30, 1861, the French artist and sculptor Emile Bourdelle, a representative of figurativism, was born. Already in early childhood, the future master got acquainted with art in the workshop of his father, who was a wood Carver, made and...
3 November 2020, 8:33
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