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A successful start and a bad end: how the Wanli Emperor ruled China
A successful start and a bad end: how the Wanli Emperor ruled China
Wànlì was the thirteenth Chinese Emperor of the Ming dynasty and ruled the country in 1572-1620. Since he ascended the throne at the age of 9, the state was ruled for a time by Minister Zhang Juzheng, who was Regent until 1582. After the death of the...
5 October 2020, 22:35
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Ferdinand Porsche: engineer and inventor
Ferdinand Porsche: engineer and inventor
On September 3, 1875, Ferdinand Porsche, designer and founder of the world-famous Porsche company, was born in Maffersdorf, a small town that is now a district of the Czech city of Liberz. After the death of his eldest son, the father who ran the repair...
3 October 2020, 22:57
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Alexander Severus: last of the Severus dynasty
Alexander Severus: last of the Severus dynasty
The Roman Emperor Alexander Severus is the last representative of the Severus family, with the end of whose rule in the state began times of political chaos. Born in 208, he led the Empire in 222 and ruled until the fall of 235. Alexander was named...
2 October 2020, 23:44
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Symbolist painter: the work of Lucien levy-Durmay
Symbolist painter: the work of Lucien levy-Durmay
Among the brightest representatives of the art direction "modern" is worth noting one outstanding graphic artist and painter, born on September 30, 1865 – Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer. As a young man, he left his homeland, Algeria, and went to live in Paris...
30 September 2020, 23:14
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September 29: Cervantes' birthday
September 29: Cervantes' birthday
On this day, September 29, 1547, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was born, who gave the world a legendary literary work that parodies the chivalric novels of that time – a book about the adventures of don Quixote of La Mancha. Literary activity is only one...
29 September 2020, 23:28
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Harriet Quimby: first woman to fly across the English channel
Harriet Quimby: first woman to fly across the English channel
Harriet Quimby is an American Aviator who became the first woman to cross the English channel in an airplane. Despite her short life (she died in tragic circumstances at the age of 37), Quimby's action had a huge impact on the role of women in the...
28 September 2020, 21:14
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Samuel Colt: inventor and industrialist
Samuel Colt: inventor and industrialist
Samuel Colt – American inventor who became known to the world thanks to the capsule revolver. The future industrialist and gunsmith was born in 1814 in Hartford, Connecticut. At the age of fifteen, Samuel took a job at his father's textile factory...
26 September 2020, 18:55
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The life and calligrams of Guillaume Apollinaire
The life and calligrams of Guillaume Apollinaire
Guillaume Apollinaire is a French poet, a bright representative of the European literary avant-garde, who created, in addition to the usual written poetic works, poems-drawings, or calligrams. Figure poetry represents lines, words, letters, and signs...
24 September 2020, 23:23
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Julia Drusilla: sister, lover, goddess
Julia Drusilla: sister, lover, goddess
In the year 16 ad, on September 16, a second daughter, Julia Drusilla, was born in the family of the military commander and Consul Germanicus. When Germanicus died, the girl was taken to Rome. Here she was brought up under the supervision of the Emperor...
23 September 2020, 23:14
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Smart monkey Jack: an unusual railway employee
Smart monkey Jack: an unusual railway employee
At the Uitenhage railway station in South Africa in the second half of the XIX century, you could meet a strange pair of workers: a legless James Edwin Wade and a baboon named Jack. James became famous for his skill in jumping between cars, but on a bad...
22 September 2020, 21:55
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