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  • Who was Ernest Hemingway?
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    Who was Ernest Hemingway?

    4 months ago

    Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) was an American novelist and short-story writer, who is widely recognized as one of the great authors of the 20th century. He received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1954.

  • Who was William Dobell?
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    Who was William Dobell?

    4 months ago

    Sir William Dobell (1899-1970) was the most renowned of Australia's post-war artists. Some of Dobell's works, for example, 'Billy Boy' and 'The Strapper', are known to most Australians.

  • Who was Walt Disney?
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    Who was Walt Disney?

    4 months ago

    The American film and television producer, and the creator of Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and world famous amusement parks, Walter Elias Disney (1901-66) was born in Chicago, Illinois. His only formal art training was a...

  • Who was Tutankhamen?
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    Who was Tutankhamen?

    4 months ago

    Tutankhamun was a King of Ancient Egypt of the 18th Dynasty, succeeded Akhnaten in about 1347 BC when he was only ten years of age. During his short reign of eight years the worship of Amen was restored to Thebes in...

  • Who was Warren Hastings?
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    Who was Warren Hastings?

    4 months ago

    Warren Hastings (1732-1818), first Governor General of British India, went to Calcutta at the age of eighteen in the service of the East India Company. He rose rapidly to important positions, and in 1772 became...

  • Who was Viscount Palmerston?
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    Who was Viscount Palmerston?

    4 months ago

    Viscount of Palmerston (Henry Temple, 1784-1865), is chiefly remembered as an aggressive Foreign Secretary, whose attitude to foreigners was typical of Victorian 'cocksureness'. In his long career he spent sixty years...

  • Who was William Pitt?
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    Who was William Pitt?

    4 months ago

    William Pitt (1759-1806), known as Pitt the Younger to distinguish him from his father, Pitt the Elder, Earl of Chatham, entered Parliament at the age of twenty-two, when Lord North's government was tottering after the...

  • Who was Robert Owen?
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    Who was Robert Owen?

    4 months ago

    Robert Owen (1771-1858), was born in Newtown, Wales, and went to London as a boy to work in a draper's shop. He moved to Manchester and at twenty had his own spinning mill; later he became sole manager and co-partner of...

  • Who was Robert Bruce?
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    Who was Robert Bruce?

    4 months ago

    Robert Bruce (Robert I, 1274-1329), King of Scotland (1306-1329), was grandson of the Robert Bruce who was one of the claimants to the Scottish throne when King Edward I decided in favor of John Balliol (1292). He did...

  • Who was Peter the Great?
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    Who was Peter the Great?

    4 months ago

    Peter the Great (Peter I, 1672-1725), son of the Tsar Alexi, led a wild and perilous youth, while his older sister Sophia ruled as regent, but he later drove her into a convent and ruled jointly with his idiot...

  • Who was Paul Revere?
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    Who was Paul Revere?

    4 months ago

    Paul Revere (1735-1818), the American hero whose exploit is celebrated in a poem by Longfellow, was born in Boston, son of Apollos Rivoire, a silversmith who had come to America from Guernsey . Paul served as a...

  • Who was Marie-Joseph Paul Lafayette?
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    Who was Marie-Joseph Paul Lafayette?

    4 months ago

    Marie-Joseph Paul Lafayette (1757-1834), went to America at the age of twenty to help the colonists in the American War of Independence against Britain. He distinguished himself in several battles, became a friend of...

  • Who was Horatio Nelson?
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    Who was Horatio Nelson?

    4 months ago

    Horatio Nelson, Viscount (1758-1805), son of a Norfolk clergyman, joined the Navy as a midshipman at the age of twelve. In his early years he saw service in the West Indies, the Arctic and the East Indies ; though...

  • Who was Duke of Wellington?
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    Who was Duke of Wellington?

    4 months ago

    Duke of Wellington (Arthur Wellesley, 1769-1852), arguably the greatest general Britain ever produced, earned his nickname the 'Iron Duke' through his self-control, attention to detail, and unyielding determination to...

  • Who was David Livingstone?
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    Who was David Livingstone?

    4 months ago

    David Livingstone (1813-1873), was born at Blantyre in Scotland; from the age often, he worked in a cotton factory, but educated himself so that he was able to study medicine. In 1840 the London Missionary Society sent...

  • Who was Genghis Khan?
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    Who was Genghis Khan?

    4 months ago

    Genghis Khan (1162-1227), founder of the Mongol Empire, was the son of Yesukai, chief or khan of one of the many nomad tribes which inhabited the plains of eastern Siberia. Yesukai was murdered and his son, then named...

  • Who was Gustavus Adolphus?
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    Who was Gustavus Adolphus?

    4 months ago

    Gustavus Adolphus (1594-1632), King of Sweden (1611-32), who raised Sweden to the status of a great European power, was the son of Charles IX . He came to the throne at the age of seventeen and quickly recovered...

  • Who was Edward I?
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    Who was Edward I?

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    Edward I (1239-1307), King of England (1272-1307), was the son of Henry III. In the latter part of his father's troubled reign, he led the Royalist forces in the baronial war and was captured at Lewes (1264), but he...

  • Who was Frederick the Great?
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    Who was Frederick the Great?

    4 months ago

    Frederick the Great (1712-1786) King of Prussia (from 1740 to 1786), was the son of Frederick William I, a tyrant who ruled his people and his family with almost insane brutality. Frederick 's love of music and...

  • Who was Lady Jane Grey?
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    Who was Lady Jane Grey?

    4 months ago

    Lady Jane Grey (1537-1554) also known as The Nine Days Queen, was the daughter of Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, and Frances Brandon, whose mother, Mary, was the sister of Henry VIII. Thus Jane was great-granddaughter of...

  • Who was Elizabeth I?
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    Who was Elizabeth I?

    4 months ago

    Elizabeth I (1533-1603), Queen of England (1558-1603), was the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. During her childhood she received a good education and learned to speak several languages, but in the reigns of her...

  • Who was Henry Ford?
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    Who was Henry Ford?

    4 months ago

    Henry Ford (1863-1947), was born in Michigan, the son of a farmer. He started work in a machine shop in Detroit, became a steam-engineer with the Edison Company and in 1893 studied a small petrol engine on exhibition at...

  • Who was Benjamin Franklin?
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    Who was Benjamin Franklin?

    4 months ago

    Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), the American statesman, writer and scientist , was born at Boston, Massachusetts. At twelve years of age he was apprenticed to the printing trade, and as a young man worked as a printer in...

  • Who was William Ewart Gladstone?
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    Who was William Ewart Gladstone?

    4 months ago

    William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898), British statesman, Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Party, was born at Liverpool, the son of a wealthy Scottish merchant. Educated at Eton and Oxford, he almost entered the...

  • Who was Oliver Cromwell?
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    Who was Oliver Cromwell?

    4 months ago

    Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658), was born in Huntingdon, the son of a country squire. As a young man he became an ardent Puritan, and after marrying a merchant's daughter he entered Parliament in 1628. During the eleven...

  • Who was Charles Edward Stuart?
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    Who was Charles Edward Stuart?

    4 months ago

    Charles Edward Stuart (1720-1788), known as 'the Young Pretender' and 'Bonnie Prince Charlie', was the son of James, 'The Old Pretender', and grandson of James II. In 1744 he headed a projected invasion of England,...

  • Who was Camillo Benso?
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    Who was Camillo Benso?

    4 months ago

    Count Camillo Benso di Cavour (1810-1861), the statesman whose diplomatic skill brought about the unification of Italy, was born in Turin in the kingdom of Piedmont. After Piedmont's defeat by Austria in 1848-49 Cavour...

  • Who was William Cecil?
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    Who was William Cecil?

    4 months ago

    William Cecil (1520-98) was one of England's greatest statesmen, was the son of Richard Cecil, a gentleman who rose high in Henry VII's service. William was educated at Cambridge and he studied law before becoming...

  • Who was Alfred the Great?
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    Who was Alfred the Great?

    4 months ago

    Alfred the Great (849-900), King of Wessex. A son of Aethelwulf, he succeeded his brother Ethelred in 871, at a time when the Danes had conquered most of England and were massing their forces against Wessex. In the...

  • Who was Robert Dudley?
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    Who was Robert Dudley?

    4 months ago

    Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester (1532-1588), was the son of John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland, who was executed for placing Lady Jane Grey on the throne in 1553. Leicester was in the Tower for a time, but on...

  • Who was Mark Antony?
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    Who was Mark Antony?

    4 months ago

    Mark Antony (83-30 BC), was a leading figure in the collapse of the Roman Republic. After a spendthrift youth, he served with his kinsman Julius Caesar in Gaul and later, in the civil war against Pompey, commanded...

  • Who was Hernan Cortes?
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    Who was Hernan Cortes?

    4 months ago

    Hernán Cortés (1485-1547), the conqueror of Mexico, was born in Spain and went to Hispaniola in the West Indies as a young man. He distinguished himself in the conquest of Cuba and was chosen to lead an expedition to...

  • Who was Samuel de Champlain?
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    Who was Samuel de Champlain?

    4 months ago

    Samuel de Champlain (1567-1635) was a French explorer and first Governor of French Canada, served in the army of Henry IV and made a voyage to Central America before making his first expedition to Canada in 1603. At...

  • Who was Charlemagne?
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    Who was Charlemagne?

    4 months ago

    Charlemagne (Charles the Great, 742-814), King of the Franks, was the son of Pepin the Short, whose realm included most of modern France and western Germany. In 772 Charles led a campaign against the heathen Saxons who...

  • Who was Henry Jackson Hunt?
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    Who was Henry Jackson Hunt?

    4 months ago

    Henry Jackson Hunt (1819-1889), American general, who was the most capable artilleryman of the Civil War. He was born on September 14, 1819, in Detroit and graduated from the U. S. Military Academy at West Point in...

  • Who was Aleksei Brusilov?
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    Who was Aleksei Brusilov?

    4 months ago

    Aleksei Brusilov (1853-1926) was a Russian cavalry general, was the outstanding Russian commander of World War I. Born in Tbilisi (Tiflis), Georgia, on August 19, 1853, Brusilov was commissioned in 1872 and fought in...

  • Who was Countess of Blessington?
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    Who was Countess of Blessington?

    4 months ago

    Countess of Blessington (1789-1849) was an English writer, remembered chiefly for her association with Lord Byron and Count d'Orsay. Of her large literary output, little survives except her Journal of Conversations with...

  • Who was Sir David Low?
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    Who was Sir David Low?

    4 months ago

    Sir David Low, (1891-1963), British caricaturist, born at Dunedin, New Zealand. He worked for various New Zealand papers till 1911, when he joined the staff of the Sydney Bulletin, New South Wales. He went to London in...

  • Who was Georgy Zhukov?
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    Who was Georgy Zhukov?

    4 months ago

    Soviet army officer: born Kaluga Province, Russia, 1896; died Moscow, June 18, 1974. The son of peasants, he became a private in the Imperial Russian Army in 1915. By 1917 he had advanced to sergeant and had twice been...

  • Who was Benedict Arnold?
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    Who was Benedict Arnold?

    4 months ago

    In May 1778, Arnold joined Washington at Valley Forge, Pa. When the British evacuated Philadelphia, he was assigned as military commander of the city. His extravagant style of living and his friendliness toward the...

  • Who was Marco Polo?
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    Who was Marco Polo?

    4 months ago

    Marco Polo was an Italian traveler and raconteur. Born Venice, Italy, about 1254. Died Venice, 1324.

  • Who was Jackie Robinson?
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    Who was Jackie Robinson?

    4 months ago

    Jackie Robinson (1919-1972), American baseball player, who was the first black man to play in the major leagues. His signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 broke major league baseball's color barrier, which had been...

  • Who was John Lyly?
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    Who was John Lyly?

    4 months ago

    John Lyly (1554-1606), English author, whose romances created a literary fashion-euphuism that lasted a decade, and whose comedies formed an important phase in the development of English drama. The son of a minor...

  • Who was Joan Miro?
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    Who was Joan Miro?

    4 months ago

    Joan Miro was a Spanish artist born in Montroig, Catalonia, Spain on April 20, 1893. Miro's education in painting began at the age of 14 in the School of Fine Arts of Barcelona under Modesto Urgell and Jose Pasco. In...

  • Who was Leon Trotsky?
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    Who was Leon Trotsky?

    4 months ago

    Leon Trotsky (1879-1940) was a Russian revolutionary, who was one of the founders of the Soviet state. The son of a prosperous Jewish farmer, he was born near Yelizavetgrad (later Kirovograd) in the Ukraine on October...

  • Who was Sir William Berkeley?
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    Who was Sir William Berkeley?

    4 months ago

    Sir William Berkeley was an American colonial governor. He was born at Bruton, Somersetshire, England in 1606. His father and brother were both interested in colonial settlements. Graduating from Oxford in 1629, he...

  • Who was Sir Thomas Browne?
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    Who was Sir Thomas Browne?

    4 months ago

    Sir Thomas Browne was an English author and physician, born in London in 1605, the son of a merchant. He was educated at Winchester and Pembroke College (then known as Broadgates Hall), Oxford, after which he studied...

  • Who was Edmund Burke?
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    Who was Edmund Burke?

    4 months ago

    Edmund Burke was a British statesman, born in Dublin in 1729, son of a lawyer. His father was a Protestant, in which faith Edmund himself was brought up, but his mother was a Roman Catholic, and this, together with the...

  • Who was Auguste Rodin?
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    Who was Auguste Rodin?

    4 months ago

    Auguste Rodin was a French sculptor. Born Paris, France, November 12, 1840. Died Meudon, France, November 17, 1917. Rodin succeeded in liberating sculpture from the academic traditions that had bound it since the 18th...

  • Who was Andre Marie Ampere?
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    Who was Andre Marie Ampere?

    4 months ago

    Andre Marie Ampere was a French physicist and applied mathematician, who helped to establish the science of electrodynamics. He made experiments and formulated laws on the electromagnetic forces between conductors...

  • Who was Adolf von Baeyer?
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    Who was Adolf von Baeyer?

    4 months ago

    Adolf von Baeyer was a German chemist, who won the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1905 "in recognition of his services in the development of organic chemistry and the chemical industry through his work on organic dyes and...

  • Who was Vicente Blasco Ibanez?
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    Who was Vicente Blasco Ibanez?

    4 months ago

    Vicente Blasco Ibanez was a Spanish novelist and politician, who wrote the popular World War I novel Los cuatro jinetes del Apocalipsis (The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse), which was later made into a famous American...

  • Who was Benito Mussolini?
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    Who was Benito Mussolini?

    4 months ago

    Benito Mussolini was an Italian dictator. Born Dovia, Forli, Italy, July 29, 1883. Died near Dongo, Italy, April 28, 1945. In his early years, Mussolini worked as a schoolteacher, stonemason, and journalist. In 1914,...

  • Who was Robert Boyle?
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    Who was Robert Boyle?

    4 months ago

    Robert Boyle (1627-1691), British scientist and philosopher, who contributed to several areas of science and is considered by many to be the "father of chemistry". Boyle was born at Lismore Castle, Munster, Ireland,...

  • Who was Betsy Ross?
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    Who was Betsy Ross?

    4 months ago

    Elizabeth (Betsy) Griscom Ross, American flag maker: born Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 1, 1752; She is reported to have made the first American flag, and, although this fact is undocumented, her identity is well established...

  • Who was Sandro Botticelli?
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    Who was Sandro Botticelli?

    4 months ago

    Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510), Italian artist, who was one of the foremost painters of the Florentine Renaissance. He was born Alessandro di Mariano dei Filipepi in Florence. (The name Botticelli was derived from the...

  • Who was Gerd von Rundstedt?
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    Who was Gerd von Rundstedt?

    4 months ago

    Karl Rudolf Gerd von Rundstedt, German army officer: b. Aschersleben, Prussia, December 12, 1875; died Hannover, Feb. 24, 1953. A member of an aristocratic Brandenburg family and the son of a general, he was groomed for...

  • Who was Clement Attlee?
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    Who was Clement Attlee?

    4 months ago

    Clement Richard Attlee (1883-1967), British political leader, who was prime minister of Britain from 1945 to 1951. He was the leader of the British Labour party from 1935 until 1955, when he was created 1st Earl Attlee...

  • Who was Thomas Chippendale?
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    Who was Thomas Chippendale?

    3 months ago

    Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779), English furniture designer and cabinetmaker, whose name became identified with the style of furniture popularized by his book The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director... Chippendale's...

  • Who was Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre?
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    Who was Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre?

    4 months ago

    Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre (1789-1851), French inventor of the first practical process of photography, the daguerreotype. He was also an artist, and the inventor of the diorama (1822). Daguerre was born in...

  • Who was Jean Giraudoux?
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    Who was Jean Giraudoux?

    4 months ago

    Giraudoux was born on October 29, 1882, in Bellac, near Limoges. After graduating from tne Ecoie Normale Superieure, he entered the French civil service and in 1910 was attached to the press bureau of the foreign...

  • Who was Benedict Arnold?
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    Who was Benedict Arnold?

    4 months ago

    Benedict Arnold was an American Revolutionary general. Born Norwich, Conn., January 14, 1741. Died London, England, June 14, 1801. Arnold, remembered primarily for his attempt to betray West Point to the British in...

  • Who was Robin Hood?
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    Who was Robin Hood?

    4 months ago

    Robin Hood is a legendary outlaw of medieval England. It is not known whether a historical character of this name forms a basis for the many tales which have collected about him. The first datable reference to him is...

  • Who was Chester W Nimitz?
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    Who was Chester W Nimitz?

    4 months ago

    Chester W. Nimitz (1885-1966) was a U.S. naval officer, who was commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet and Pacific Ocean Areas during World War II. In this dual capacity, he headed all U. S. and Allied forces in...

  • Who was Francois Boucher?
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    Who was Francois Boucher?

    4 months ago

    Francois Boucher (1703-1770) was a French painter, whose polished pastoral and mythological scenes in delicate pastel shades exemplify the rococo style. The favorite painter of Mme. de Pompadour, he conveyed the...

  • Who was Jan Smuts?
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    Who was Jan Smuts?

    4 months ago

    Jan Christiaan Smuts (1870-1950) was a South African soldier and statesman. He first won fame as a Boer guerrilla leader in the South African War, and he went on to become prime minister of South Africa. He was one of...

  • Who was Rommel?
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    Who was Rommel?

    4 months ago

    Erwin Rommel (1891-1944) was a German general, known as the "Desert Fox" for his brilliant military exploits in World War II battles in North Africa.

  • Who was Babe Ruth?
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    Who was Babe Ruth?

    4 months ago

    Babe Ruth (1895-1948) was an American baseball player. A powerful man, he hit 714 home runs during 22 seasons in the major leagues, a spectacular feat that revolutionized the game. Ruth was bom in Baltimore, Md., on...

  • Who was George Washington Carver?
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    Who was George Washington Carver?

    4 months ago

    American botanist, chemurgist, and educator who made significant contributions through his research in agriculture. He developed more than 300 by-products from the peanut and sweet potato, including plastics, dyes,...

  • Who was Geoffrey Chaucer?
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    Who was Geoffrey Chaucer?

    4 months ago

    Geoffrey Chaucer, English poet. Born probably London, England, about 1344. Died London, probably October 25, 1400. Chaucer was the first major English poet and had a tremendous influence on the development of English...

  • Who was Charlie Chaplin?
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    Who was Charlie Chaplin?

    4 months ago

    Charlie Chaplin was a British film actor, whose "little tramp" character was the most popular comic figure of the 20th century. Charles Spencer Chaplin was born in London on April 16, 1889, into a family of music hall...

  • Who was John Calvin?
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    Who was John Calvin?

    4 months ago

    John Calvin was a French theologian, teacher, and a leader of the Protestant Reformation. Born Jean Chauvin, or Cauvin, at Noyon, France, July 10, 1509. Died Geneva, Switzerland, May 27, 1564. John Calvin was probably...

  • Who was Muhammad Ali?
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    Who was Muhammad Ali?

    4 months ago

    Muhammad Ali, formerly Cassius Clay, US heavyweight boxer, born at Louisville, Kentucky. He won the light-heavyweight gold medal at the Rome Olympics, 1960, and turned professional later that year, being sponsored by 11...

  • Who was George Rogers Clark?
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    Who was George Rogers Clark?

    4 months ago

    George Rogers Clark was an American general and frontiersman. Born Charlottesville, Va., November. 19, 1752. Clark settled in the Ohio Valley in 1772 and became a leader of the frontiersmen. In 1774 he fought against...

  • Who was Louisa May Alcott?
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    Who was Louisa May Alcott?

    4 months ago

    Louisa May Alcott, American author. Born Germantown (now part of Philadelphia), Pa., Nov. 29, 1832. Died Boston, Mass., March 6, 1888. Louisa May Alcott's Little Women is one of the most widely read novels ever written...

  • Who was Johann Sebastian Bach?
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    Who was Johann Sebastian Bach?

    4 months ago

    Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer. Born Eisenach, Germany, March 21, 1685. Died Leipzig, Germany, July 28, 1750. Bach was one of the world's great musical geniuses. His work marks the culmination of the Baroque...

  • Who was King Arthur?
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    Who was King Arthur?

    4 months ago

    King Arthur is the hero of many colorful legends of the Middle Ages. He was probably a military chieftain who led the Britons against the Saxons early in the 6th century A.D. Although the Saxons finally won, Arthur's...

  • Who was Andrew Carnegie?
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    Who was Andrew Carnegie?

    4 months ago

    Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919), US industrialist and manufacturer, born in Scotland. Carnegie utilized his vast wealth for philanthropic purposes. Andrew Carnegie amassed a fortune in iron and steel. Before his death he...

  • Who was Sir Francis Bacon?
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    Who was Sir Francis Bacon?

    4 months ago

    Sir Francis Bacon was an English Renaissance philosopher, essayist and statesman. Born London, England, January 22, 1561. One of the outstanding figures of the Renaissance, Bacon made important contributions to several...

  • Who was Gottfried Leibniz?
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    Who was Gottfried Leibniz?

    4 months ago

    Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, German philosopher and mathematician. Born Leipzig, Germany, July 1, 1646. Died Hanover, Germany, November 14, 1716. Leibniz was one of the most brilliant thinkers of the 17th century. He...

  • Who was John Locke?
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    Who was John Locke?

    4 months ago

    John Locke, British philosopher. Born Wrington, England, August 29, 1632. Died Oates, Essex, England, October 28, 1704. Locke was a founder of British Empiricism, a philosophy whose stress on sense experience as a...

  • Who was Eleanor Roosevelt?
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    Who was Eleanor Roosevelt?

    4 months ago

    Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) was one of America's great reforming leaders, who had a sustained impact on national policy toward youth, blacks, women, the poor, and the United Nations. As the wife of President Franklin...

  • Who was Nicolaus Copernicus?
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    Who was Nicolaus Copernicus?

    4 months ago

    Nicolaus Copernicus, latinized form of Mikolaj Kopernik, Polish astronomer, 1473-1543

  • Who was Evariste Galois?
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    Who was Evariste Galois?

    4 months ago

    Evariste Galois (1811-1832) was a French mathematician, born at Bourg-la-Reine, near Paris. In early 1829, while still at school, Galois solved what was then one of the most difficult and important problems in...

  • Who was Emperor Trajan?
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    Who was Emperor Trajan?

    4 months ago

    Trajan (53-117), Roman emperor, who directed the last major expansion of the Roman Empire. Trajan was born Marcus Ulpius Traianus in Italica, Spain, on September 18, 53. His father, also Marcus Ulpius Traianus, was a...

  • Who was Alfred Lord Tennyson?
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    Who was Alfred Lord Tennyson?

    4 months ago

    Alfred Lord Tennyson was an English poet. Born in Somersby, England, August 6, 1809. He died in Haslemere, England, October 6, 1892. Tennyson's works eloquently expressed the sentiments and aspirations of the Victorian...

  • Who was Samuel Adams?
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    Who was Samuel Adams?

    4 months ago

    Samuel Adams (1722-1803), American patriot, who was the leading publicist of the American Revolution. An effective polemical writer, he was single-mindedly devoted to preserving the liberties guaranteed to Americans by...

  • Who was Winfield Scott?
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    Who was Winfield Scott?

    4 months ago

    Winfield Scott was an American general. Born near Petersburg, Va., June 13, 1786. Died West Point, N.Y., May 29, 1866.

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