Hideyoshi Toyotomi was a military and political leader, who completed the 16th-century unification of Japan and succeeded in uniting the country and bringing an end to the turbulence of the so-called Warring States era.
Nicolas Leblanc was a French surgeon and chemist who discovered how to manufacture soda from common salt. The Leblanc process was vital to making soap, glass and other products from soda ash. His discovery became one of the most important chemical processes of the ninetieth century. He became a private physician in the house of Philippe Egalite Duc d’Orleans (1747- 1793).
Philip I of Hesse was the Landgrave (Landgraf) of the German province of Hesse. He is best known for being one of the first Reformers of the Protestant Reformism in Germany. Also, Philip I is well-known for being one of the early Protestant rulers of Germany. He had championed the independence of the prince of Germany against Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor.
Erwin Rommel was a German general and military theorist. Popularly known as the Desert Fox, he served as field marshal in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II.
General Info: Guido was a monk of the Benedictine order from the Italian city-state of Arezzo. He stated in a letter that he as 34, it is assumed that his birthdate could be around 991 or 992. He has been known as the father of modern music. Of his life little is known and that little is derived from the dedicatory letters to two his treatises and addressed to Bishop Theodald of Arezzo and Michae...
Franz Peter Schubert was an Austrian composer of the late Classical and early Romantic eras.
Enrico Caruso was an Italian tenor who was an early recording artist and the foremost Metropolitan Opera attraction for a generation.
Cary Grant, original name Archibald Alexander Leach, was a British-born American film actor whose good looks, debonair style, and flair for romantic comedy made him one of Hollywood’s most popular and enduring stars.
Soren Aabye Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher, theologian, poet, social critic and religious author who is widely considered to be the first existentialist philosopher. He wrote critical texts on organized religion, Christendom, morality, ethics, psychology, and the philosophy of religion, displaying a fondness for metaphor, irony and parables.
Oscar De La Hoya, called the "Golden boy", was an American boxer who became champion in 6 weigh divisions, in addition to being 1992 Barcelona Olympics boxing gold medalist. Oscar De La Hoya has dependably had a basic arrangement in the ring: "You ought to hit yet not get hit," as he once disclosed it to a Sports Illustrated columnist.
Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxaca more commonly known as Anthony Quinn, was an American actor, painter and writer. He starred in numerous critically acclaimed and commercially successful films, including La Strada, The Guns of Navarone, Zorba the Greek, Guns for San Sebastian, Lawrence of Arabia, The Message and Lion of the Desert. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor twice: for Viva Zap...
Henry Spencer Moore was an English sculptor and artist.
Kyotaro Nishimura is a highly acclaimed Japanese writer of mystery legends. Known after his psuedo name of Kihachiro Yajima, he is an unsurpassed talent best celebrated for his "train series" mysteries. A good number of his works feature his police detective characters like Sadao Kamei, Shozo Totsugawa and Tokitaka Honda. In 1981 he was awarded the Mystery Writers of Japan Award.
Vermeer was a Dutch painter, master of household painting and genre portrait. Alongside Rembrandt and Frans Hals, he ranks among the most admired of all Dutch artists, but he was much less well known in his own day and remained relatively obscure until the end of the nineteenth century.
John Augustus Roebling was a German-born American civil engineer.
Frederick Grant Banting was a Canadian medical scientist, physician and painter.
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