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Biography of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson - Biography of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson George Washington was commander in chief of the Continental army during the American Revolution and later became the first president of the United States serving from1789 until 1797. He symbolized qualities of discipline, aristocratic duty, military orthodoxy and persistence in adversity that his contemporaries valued as marked of mature political leadership George spent his early years on the family estate on Pope's Creek along the Potomac River....   [tags: American Presidents History Essays] 4280 words
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Biography of Pope John Paul the Second - Biography of Pope John Paul the Second The most recognised man in the world, His Holiness Pope John Paul II was born in Wadowice, Poland on the 18th May, 1920. When he was born he was given the name Karol Jozef Wojtyla, Karol after his father and Jozef after the father of Jesus Christ. He was referred to affectionately as Lolek. By the age of 21 the Pope had experienced great loss with the deaths of all the immediate members of his family. His mother died when he was only 8 years old, his elder brother, a doctor, when he was 12 and his father when he was just 21....   [tags: Popes Religion Religious John Paul Essays] 1069 words
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Biography and Work of Guy de Maupassant - Biography and Work of Guy de Maupassant Guy de Maupassant is acknowledged through the world as one of the masters of the short story; Guy de Maupassant was also the author of a collection of poetry, a volume of plays, three travel journals, six novels, and many chronicles. He produced some three hundred short stories in the single decade from 1880 to 1890; a period during which he produced most of his other works. Five of his six novels were published during the second half of the decade. “His short fiction has been compared to that of Ivan Turgenev, Anton Chekhov, Edgar Allan Poe, and Henry James.” (Encyclopedia Britanica 1012) Maupassant took as his primary goal the realistic portrayal...   [tags: Guy de Maupassant biographies Essays] 4579 words
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Silent Warrior: The Biography of Carlos Hathcock - The book I read is called Silent Warrior. It's a biography about the famous marine sniper, Carlos Hathcock. The book takes you from his death bed to the death field in Vietnam, where he earner his title as the best of the best. His 93 confirmed kills and hundreds more unaccounted made him the number one sniper in our history. The book brought out the best of the man that everyone knew as Gunny Hathcock. Carlos Hathcock was born in 1942 in Arkansas. His father once said that Carlos was only eight when he decided he wanted to be a Marine Sniper....   [tags: American History] 685 words
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Biography of Martin Luther King Jr - Biography of Martin Luther King Jr Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 to Alberta Williams, a school teacher, and Martin Luther King, a Baptist pastor. King became a minister at 17, and then went on to graduate from Crozer Theological School at 22, and then continued to study at Boston University. While studying King became highly interested in Christian activism, and improving society through non-violent means. His ideas were heavily influenced by Mahatma Gandhi ....   [tags: Papers] 446 words
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Biography of Dr. Brenda J Little - Biography of Dr. Brenda J Little Dr. Brenda J. Little of the Naval Research Laboratory Stennis Space Center is the recipient of the 1995 women in Science and Engineering Award. This award recognizes specific or special scientific or technical contributions by a woman scientist in the Federal service and specific contributions made by a woman scientist toward encouraging young girls and women to pursue science or engineering careers, or enhance employment, promotional or development opportunities for women scientists in their field....   [tags: Free Essays] 416 words
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Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr - Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr Martin Luther King, Jr. was born January 15th, 1929, in Atlanta Georgia. His parents are Martin Luther King, Sr.and Alberta Williams King. His father was a prominent member of the blackcommunity in Atlanta and was a Baptist Minister. His family stressed the need of a firm education to lean back on. King attended a local, segregated public school and was dedicated to learn. At the age of 15, King attended Morehouse college and graduated in 1948. King continued his pursuit of knowledge at Croezer Theological Seminary and later graduatedwith honorsonly to further his education by getting a doctoral degree in systematic theology in 1955.During King's...   [tags: MLK Martin Luther King Civil Rights] 557 words
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Biography of William Edward Burghardt DuBois - Biography of William Edward Burghardt DuBois William Edward Burghardt DuBois, to his admirers, was by spirited devotion and scholarly dedication, an attacker of injustice and a defender of freedom. A harbinger of Black nationalism and Pan-Africanism, he died in self-imposed exile in his home away from home with his ancestors of a glorious past—Africa. Labeled as a "radical," he was ignored by those who hoped that his massive contributions would be buried along side of him. But, as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr....   [tags: Biographies Pan-Africanist Racism Essays] 3651 words
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Athletic Biography of James Frances Thorpe - Athletic Biography of James Frances Thorpe On the morning of May 28, 1888, one of the most versatile, and arguably the greatest of athletes was born in a one-room cabin made of cottonwood and hickory, on the Sac and Fox Indian Reservation located in Prague, Oklahoma. His name was Wa-tho-huck, which means "Bright Path" , in the Native American language spoken by the Sac and Fox Tribe. His father was Hiram P. Thorpe an Irish trapper, and his mother was No-ten-o-quah, and Indian member of the Thunder Clan of Chief Black Hawk, better known as Charlotte Thorpe....   [tags: Athletes Sports Jim Thorpe Football Essays] 5310 words
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Biography of Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp - Biography of Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp was born on March 19, 1848 in Monmouth, Illinois. His father Nicholas was a lawyer who preferred a life of farming. From an early age, Wyatt learned from his father to stand up for what was right. When Wyatt was two years old, the family moved to Iowa. In 1861, the Civil War broke out, and Wyatt's father and three older brothers joined the Union Army. Soon after, Wyatt ran away to enlist, but his father caught him and sent him back home....   [tags: Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp Wild West Cowboys Essays]
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Historical Illustrator Biography – Theodor Seuss Geisel and Garth Williams - Illustrator Biography – Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) Theodor Seuss Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904. His father worked in the family brewery, Kuhlmbach & Geisel, which locals pronounced, "come back and guzzle” until prohibition. His mother’s maiden name was Seuss. She was the daughter of a baker in Springfield. Seuss had an older sister named Marnie (Kibler, 1987). His mother, Henrietta Seuss Geisel, according to Ted, often chanted rhymes from her youth to soothe Marnie and him to sleep....   [tags: Art]
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The Life and Writings of Charlotte Bronte - As one of the most recognized British authors in history, Charlotte Bronte is widely known for her romantic novels displaying the struggle between a person’s morality and their desire to achieve possession of love without the consequences of losing themselves in the process. In her novels, The Professor, Jane Eyre, and Villette, Charlotte Bronte connects love and struggle through theme, characterization, and point of view. Born on April 21, 1816, Charlotte Bronte was the third born child of Patrick Bronte and Maria Branwell’s six children Thorton in Yorkshire, England....   [tags: Biography ]
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Leonardo da Vinci - The Dark Side - Leonardo da Vinci was an exceptionally talented artist who succeeded in several areas throughout his career in art, in architecture, in science, and in many other disciplines. Even though Leonardo was a talented man, several of his works remained unfinished even after he died, leading him to receive a lot more credit now than he did during his time. He has few known paintings. Other artists often mourn Leonardo’s lack of productivity since his talent was so great (Krull, p. 41); he could have taken advantage of his incredible talent more than he actually did....   [tags: Biography]
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The Life and Writings of Tim Burton - On August 25, 1958, Timothy Walter Burton was born (“Biography”). Burton had a painful childhood in which the relationship with his parents and brother was nonexistent (Morgenstern). Through his intense feeling of isolation, his visual talent began to develop. The comfort found in hobbies such as writing and drawing led him to attend the California Institute of the Arts which led him to his first job in any artistic field at the Disney Animation Studios (“Biography”). Burton has since been referred to as one of the most visually gifted writers, artists, and filmmakers that America has seen (Hanke)....   [tags: Biography ]
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Jay Leno: Hard Work and Success in the Comedy Industry - Jay Leno: Hard Work and Success in the Comedy Industry At a young age it is instilled in the mind that hard work pays off, and that following these words of wisdom can ultimately lead to success throughout life. For those skeptics and nonbelievers, Jay Leno has been a real-life example in proving this theory through his great success in the comedy industry. Though Jay Leno is known as the king of late night television today, he didn’t start out on top, and it was a long journey to get there. Jay’s success didn’t happen over night and for most of his life he was constantly working towards his goals and the achievements he now holds....   [tags: Biography] 1365 words
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J.D. Salinger is Holden Caulfield - Jerome David Salinger is an odd character with a colorful background. He was a young man unable to complete college and obtain a degree, yet he was made very popular due to his writing abilities. “Despite his slim body of work and reclusive lifestyle, ‘Salinger’ was one of the more influential twentieth century American writers.” states Biography.com, “His landmark novel, Catcher in the Rye, set a new course for literature in post World War II America.” The Catcher in the Rye told a story of Holden Caulfield and his struggle to find something pure in a world filled with “phonies” (Biography)....   [tags: Biography]
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The Life an Writings of Mark Twain - On November 30th , 1835 , in Florida, Missouri the prolific American author Samuel Longhorne Clemens was born. More commonly referred to by his pseudonym, Mark Twain has become one of the most recognizable authors ever . Twain's rise to fame is merely a tessera in his life, four other epochs of Twain's life are; his early years, Twain's young adulthood, financial decline, and his late life. At the age of four, Samuel moved from Florida ,Missouri to Hannibal ,Missouri. Missouri, being a state four only 13 years had become heavily dependent on slave labor....   [tags: Biography ]
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Keith Urban: A Country Music Superstar Evolved from Aussie Culture - A true Aussie bloke would never leave the great country of Australia. He would never trade his life as a “battler” or a “bushman” for a more glamorous life in the spotlight. An Aussie bloke would never become absorbed by fame and fortune. Would he. Despite Keith Urban dropping out of school to pursue his dreams of playing the guitar on giant stages across the US, making millions of dollars, earning almost every country music award in the books, and marrying another celebrity superstar, many believe that this country music legend is still an Aussie bushman at heart....   [tags: Biography ]
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The Life and Writings of James Matthew Barrie - James Matthew Barrie’s strong themes combined with deep symbolism and irony mesh together in his works and give them a sense of whimsical magic and emotion that allowed Barrie to express the childhood he missed out on and essentially wanted. Some of Barrie’s most prominent works are very well-known today. Barrie was born on May 9, 1860, in Kirriemuir, Scotland. His mother and father, David Barrie and Margaret Ogilvy, had ten children. Only seven of their children were surviving, and James was the youngest son....   [tags: Biography ]
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Charlotte Perkins Gilman: The Effects of Bipolar Disorder - Charlotte Perkins Gilman lived a life full of ambition and revolutionary ideas; she contributed to many movements that helped change history. Gilman also battled with Bipolar disorder and experienced a psychotic breakdown brought on by postpartum psychosis. Her mental health suffered the greatest during her time living in a domesticated style, as a wife and mother. She thrived during her periods of writing, participating in radical movements and being able to live without dependents. Gilman was born in 1860 and could be described as a radical feminist in a time when women kept house and raised children....   [tags: Biography] 1387 words
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The Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - “His ignorance was as remarkable as his knowledge” (British…). When Sir Arthur Conan Doyle said this, he was not talking about himself, but the statement applied to him. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859, and even though it was not known to his parents, on that day one of the greatest writers of his time was born. Doyle was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, to Mary and Charles Doyle. Arthur Conan Doyle had an interesting and eventful life, though he was born into a financially unstable family....   [tags: Biography ]
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Clara Barton: Founder of the Red Cross - Clara Barton is a very important health pioneer. Clara Barton started the Red Cross in America which is still in operation today. She overcame many obstacles throughout her life and many people telling her she couldn’t do it. She is an inspiration to everyone. She grew up and her life began in North Oxford, Massachusetts, she was inspired by Florence Nightingale, she helped during and after wars, she helped with her ill family and battled her own depression, she started the Red Cross after much hard work and even after all that resigned and still made an impact (Cobb, 2014)....   [tags: Biography]
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An Encouraging, Strong, Outstanding Woman - A Champion is a person that helps others and does good in the world, they’re a strong, intelligent people. Juliette Gordon Low is a champion because she overcame her handicap and used it to help girls around the world. Juliette is the founder of Girl Scouts everywhere. She started Girl Scouts after she lost her hearing permanently on her wedding day (“History”).  She wanted to make a difference in girls’ lives everywhere. Juliette taught young women about nature, homemaking skills, and about professions.  She has inspired many over the years....   [tags: Biography]
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Leonard Bernstien: A Legendary Composer - Leonard Bernstein is seen as one of the greatest composers in America. Bernstein composed great music, conducted great music, and also preformed great music as a pianist. Bernstein is probably most known for his film score in the production West Side Story. According to The New York Times, he was "one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history.” Being born and educated in the United States, Bernstein was the first American to obtain worldwide acclaim. He is also cited in the Encyclopedia of World Biography, that “his special gift of bridging the gap between the concert hall and the world of Broadway made him one of the most glamorous musical figures of his...   [tags: Biography]
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A Man of Many Words - Winston Churchill was said to be an accomplished speaker, author, painter, soldier and war reporter throughout the First World War and the Second World War. He was born in Great Britain November 30, 1874, and he died on January 24, 1965. He was married to his wife Clementine. He lived an adventurous life and wrote several literature masterpieces describing the life he led, the lives he witnessed, and the struggles of living and serving through two world wars. Winston Churchill began his career as an author after a career in the army as well as holding many government positions....   [tags: Biography ]
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Oprah Winfrey: Overcoming Life's Obstacles - Oprah Gail Winfrey born January 29, 1954 is well-known for one the best talk shows called “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and is renowned for her supporting to charities and creating her own “Angels Network” aimed at inspiring people around the world to make differences in others lives for those who are less privileged. The reasons that I have selected Oprah Winfrey are because she is the best in her field, has over come personal obstacles, contributed greatly to society and has inspired others to achieve....   [tags: Biography]
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Madonna: An American Icon - The stage is dark. Thousands of screaming fans wait in agonizing anticipation. Smoke crawls out from the stage, and out struts a confident blonde woman. With the spotlight focused entirely on her, the crowd erupts into deafening applause as she begins her incomparable dance routines. She is an icon. She is Madonna. History has never seen a cultural figure with as much controversy or flair for the dramatic as Madonna, nor will history ever see such a figure. Madonna’s name is recognized by everyone, as is evidenced in a survey taken of fifty people of varying ages (shown below)....   [tags: Biography]
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JD Salinger Research Paper - Jerome David Salinger, also known as J. D. Salinger, is a fascinating author best known for his novel, Catcher in the Rye. Although Salinger only published one novel, he wrote several short stories for magazines like The New Yorker and Story. A large number of these stories went on to be compiled into books such as Nine Stories, Franny and Zooey, and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction. Despite the fact Salinger has not published any stories in over 45 years, his reputation is still quite popular....   [tags: Biography] 1674 words
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LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE - This paper examines the factors that explain the rise and downfall of Napoleon Bonaparte I in France. His goal was to conquer all of Europe and throughout his life he nearly succeeded. He rose through the confusion of the French revolution to become Emperor of the French. Napoleon had once said, “I am the Revolution,” and he never ceased to remind the French that they owed to him the preservation of all that was beneficial in the revolutionary program. (Spielvogel, 2007)   Life of Napoleon Bonaparte Arguably one of the most brilliant individuals and greatest military leaders in history was the former French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte....   [tags: Biography ]
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Life of Robert Hooke - A cell is the smallest unit of life that is classified as a living thing. The discovery of cells eventually led to the discovery of microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses, the invention of antibiotics to help fight disease, and ultimately founded the basis for what people know as medicine (“Hierarchy,” 2011). Robert Hooke, the man who suffered from smallpox at a young age and was not expected to live more than a few years, later grew up to attend the prestigious University of Oxford where he studied alongside famous scientists....   [tags: Biography] 1063 words
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George Orwell and Totalitarianism - George Orwell and his novel 1984 have had a prolific impact on dystopian and political literature. The reason for this is simple: Orwell managed to encapsulate the great political fears being experienced during his lifetime. The rise of totalitarian governments in Spain, the former Soviet Union, and Nazi Germany gave way to the Spanish Civil War and eventually to World War II. These events, among others, led Orwell to form his own beliefs and political opinions on socialism and totalitarianism, which would one day, become his literary works....   [tags: Biography] 1864 words
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Critique of A Biography of the Continent Africa by John Reader - A Critique Abstract A Biography of the Continent Africa, written by John Reader is an extensive chronological and topical study of Africa. Support reveals the earliest corroboration of the existence of human antecedents was discovered in east Africa at locations scattered north and south of the equator. The discovery shows fossilized bones, stone tools, and the most significant of all, a trail of footprints in the preserved mud pan surface. The trail shows they walked across the pan more than three million years ago toward what is now called the Serengeti plains....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Biography And History: Harriet Jacobs The Life Of A Slave Girl - Biography and History: Harriet Jacob's The Life of a Slave Girl To be a good writer, you must posess a careful balance between detachment and association, a delicate waltz where you are not so wrapped up in the events of a story that it alienates the reader, and yet not so far separated from the subject matter that the readers cannot get into it. This is espectially the case in an autobiographical narrative. In this case, it is very difficult to detach yourself from the main subject matter, that is, yourself....   [tags: essays research papers] 1006 words
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Biography of Billy Graham and His Accomplishments in His Career - Biography of Billy Graham and His Accomplishments in His Career "This is the Hour of Decision with Billy Graham, coming to you from Minneapolis Minnesota" Billy Graham, has preached to more than 210 million people through a live audience, more than anyone else in history. Not only that, but Mr. Graham has reached millions more through live televison, video and film. This has led Billy to be on the "Ten Most Admired Men in the World" from the Gallup Poll since 1955 a total of thirty-nine times. This includes thirty-two consecutive more than any other individual in the world, placing him as the most popular American for about forty years....   [tags: Billy Graham Religion Evangelism Essays]
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Biography of Edgar Allen Poe and His Poetry - Biography of Edgar Allen Poe and His Poetry A Dream Within a Dream Take this kiss upon the brow. And, in parting from you now, Thus much let me avow: You are not wrong who deem That my days have been a dream; Yet if hope has flown away In a night, or in a day, In a vision, or in none, Is it therefore the less gone. All that we see or seem Is but a dream within a dream. I stand amid the roar Of a surf-tormented shore, And I hold within my hand Grains of the golden sand-- How few. yet how they creep Through my fingers to the deep, While I weep--while I weep....   [tags: Edgar Allen Poe Poetry Poets Essays] 1045 words
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Biography Of U.S. Representative Janice D. Schakowsky - Biography of U.S. Representative Janice D. Schakowsky (D-IL) Jan Schakowsky was elected to represent Illinois’ 9th Congressional District on November 3, 1998, after serving for eight years in the Illinois State Assembly. The 9th Congressional District encompasses city and suburbs, including the North Lakeshore of hicago, Evanston, Skokie, Niles, Morton Grove and several Northwest Side neighborhoods. A consumer and senior citizen advocate U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky has fought throughout her career for economic and social improved life....   [tags: essays research papers] 691 words
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Biography of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - Biography of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968 Nationality: American Occupation: civil rights leader Occupation: minister (religion) Michael King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in the Atlanta home of his maternal grandfather, Adam Daniel Williams (1863 — 1931). He was the second child and the first son of Michael King Sr. (1897 — 1984) and Alberta Christine Williams King (1903 — 1974). Michael Jr. had an older sister, Willie Christine (b. 1927), and a younger brother, Alfred Daniel Williams (b....   [tags: Martin Luther King Civil Rights Essays] 4066 words
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning - Elizabeth Barrett Browning was born on March 6, 1806, in Coxhoe Hall, Durham, England. She was the eldest of eleven children born of Edward and Mary Moulton-Barrett (DISCovering Authors). Her father was a “possessive and autocratic man loved by his children even though he rigidly controlled their lives” (Encyclopedia of World Biography). Although he forbid his daughters to marry, he always managed to encourage their scholarly pursuits (DISCovering Authors). Her mother, Mary Graham-Clarke, was a prosperous woman who earned their wealth from a sugar plantation in Jamaica (EXPLORING Poetry)....   [tags: Biography ]
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart baptized as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart lived from January 27, 1756 to December 5, 1791. Mozart was a very influential and prolific composer of more than 600 works, including symphonies, concertante, chamber, piano, opera, and choral music. Regarded as a child prodigy, Mozart composed and performed in the European courts from the age of five, and was engaged at the Salzburg court at 17. Mozart’s musical style can be classified as Classical, although he learned from many of his contemporaries throughout his musical career....   [tags: Biography]
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Joan of arc - Joan of Arc Through all the hardships and blood, Joan of Arc was a fierce warrior and led the French to complete victory. Starting out in a maiden village, and more of a shock for being a woman, Joan completely transform herself and France. Advancing in a year and a month, crowned a reluctant king, rallied broken people, reversed the course of a great war, and shoved history into a new path (Richey 1); Joan made a name for herself. No one can ever suppress what she achieved at such a young age....   [tags: Biography] 1500 words
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Biography of Socrates - Socrates is known in todays world as one of the greatest philosophers in history. He brought many revolutionary ideas to ancient Athens during his life and even after his death. He had many followers that beloved him even till death. His tragic death only led him to become a martyr for philosophy. Socrates never wrote anything down so what we know of his life is the from the records left by his followers, mainly Plato. Socrates was born around 470 B.C. in Athens to a family with moderate wealth....   [tags: Philosopher, Theories, Ancient Athens]
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Review of Descartes: An Intellectual Biography and Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain - Review of Descartes: An Intellectual Biography and Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain Descartes' error, Antonio Damasio tells us, was his belief in "the abyssal separation between body and mind . . . " (250). As Damasio notes, there are certainly many specific "errors" in Descartes' writings--that heat causes the circulation of the blood, for example, or that movement is translated instantaneously through the plenum from one object to another--but all these notions have been "corrected" by subsequent theory in ways that we can imagine Descartes himself might easily accept....   [tags: Descartes ] 733 words
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David Herbert Donald's Lincoln about Abraham Lincoln - Lincoln U.S. History AP 1 Reaction Paper David Herbert Donald's Lincoln is a biography of our sixteenth President, Abraham Lincoln. At the age of twenty one, he was sure he did not want to be like his father Thomas Lincoln, an uneducated farmer, so he left his fathers house permanently. He had many jobs, learned many lessons, and made both friends and enemies, all which helped him to become one of the greatest presidents of the United States of America during the time the country had split, the Civil War....   [tags: Biography] 1675 words
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A Brief Look At Thomas Jefferson - The legacy of Thomas Jefferson is alive today. He strove for liberty and justice for mankind. His early years shaped him into one of the leading minds of colonial America. His story is one of a self-made man, and proves what dedication and the thirst for knowledge and truth can lead to. Thomas Jefferson was a major force in the founding of the United States of America. Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743 at Shawdell to Peter and Jane Randolph Jefferson. (Bernstein 1-2) He was one of six children, with two older sisters, two younger sisters, and a younger brother....   [tags: Biography] 1069 words
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Annotated Bibliography Of Buster Keaton Biographies - Biographies of Buster Keaton Buster Keaton, Charles Samuels, My Wonderful World of Slapstick (USA: De Capo Press, 1982). Easily the most personal account of the silent film star, this indispensable book was co-written by Keaton himself. While it's not the most objective source - Keaton's memory or interpretation of certain events is rather unclear - it's an enjoyable and well-written memoir; offering some key facts and recollections. He delves quite a bit into his family life, dispelling some rumours and ruminating at length about his early years in the family vaudeville act (wherein he would perform the dangerous and creative stunts that became his trademark)....   [tags: Biography] 1634 words
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Quentin Tarantino - Quentin Tarantino Blood, gore, and a lot of language; you will find this is most Quentin Tarantino movies. Although, this is what makes him such a writer and director. Quentin Tarantino is not only a fantastic screenplay writer, but he also pushes the limit of intense plots of drama, and mostly violence. As a great director, who changes the world of filmmaking, Quentin Tarantino is one of the most unique directors/writers, today. Born March 27, 1963, in Knoxville, Tennessee, Quentin Jerome Tarantino did not have a very normal childhood (Fact Monster)....   [tags: Biography]
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The Genius of M.C. Escher - The Genius of M.C. Escher Mathematics is the central ingredient in many artworks. While notions of infinity and parallel lines brought “perspective” to the artistic realm in creating realistic representations of depth and dimension, mathematics has influenced art in a more definite way – by actually becoming art. The introduction of fractal geometry and tessellations as creative works spawned the creation of new and innovative genres of art, which can be exemplified through the works of M.C Escher....   [tags: Biography]
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Alexander Pope - Alexander Pope was one of the greatest poets of enlightment during the Augustan period and one of the major influences on English literature (Alexander Pope Biography, 2011). He was an English essayist, critic, and satirist best known for his work and heroic couplet poems (Liukkonen, 2008). Alexander Pope wrote more proverbial lines than any other poet other than Shakespeare (Macy, 1961). Pope had a lot of passion for what he did and he wanted his readers to view poetry how he viewed it. Not to reduce from the strength of thought but to increase the happiness of the language (Bloom, 2005)....   [tags: Biography] 1576 words
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Jane Austen - English author to Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma and Persuasion, was Jane Austen who was born on December 6th, 1775 in Steventon, Hampshire, England. Jane was the seventh child out of eight children of the Rev George Austen, a clergyman of the England Church, and Cassandra Austen. Austen was educated at home, but obtained a broader education then many women at her time, and never dwelled apart from her family. Jane lived quite a remarkably quiet and domestic childhood amid her brothers and other boys whom her father tutored....   [tags: Biography]
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Truman Capote - Alas, Truman Capote, probably one of the greatest 20th century American writers of all time. Capote was a large part of the Southern Gothic literary movement. He really did not write in a set genre, he created his own which is commonly known as nonfiction fiction. His novels, short stories, and plays are mostly recognized as literary classics. He is most well-known for his novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1958), and In Cold Blood (1965). Many films and other television media have been produced from Truman Capote screenplays and stories....   [tags: Biography ]
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Emily Bronte - Emily Bronte had a personality that has yet to, and probably will never be fully explained. Emily died at a very young age. She had never gotten the chance to have a biography done on her like her sister Charlotte. However, thanks to Emily’s poems, few diary accounts and letters, her sister Charlotte’s biography, and Emily’s novel, Wuthering Heights, it allowed for her life, character and personality to reflect through. Emily Jane Bronte was born on July 30, 1818 at Thornton, Yorkshire, England....   [tags: Biography]
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Winston Churchill - “I have nothing to offer but blood, tears and sweat” (Churchill, Sir Winston (Leonard Spencer)) these words are from Winston Churchill. You may know him from his time spent as Prime Minister or from some books he wrote. He was a stubborn yet courageous leader. In this biography you will hear all about Nobel Prize winner and Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Winston Churchill was born on November 30, 1874 in Oxfordshire, England. The home in which he was raised in was called Blenheim Palace. This home was given to one of his ancestors, the Duke of Marlborough....   [tags: Biography ]
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Pericles Biography - 1 The aristocrat Pericles was responsible in every way for the development of the Athenian democracy. Pericles was one of the rare men who didn’t just accept the world’s conditions, but he tried to shape it to an image in his mind, the image of a perfect, or almost perfect democracy.# He was a high government official in the Athenian democracy during the years 446-429 B.C., which is now called the Periclean Age. He wasn’t the founder or inventor of democracy but he came to its leadership 50 years after it started while it was still growing or developing....   [tags: Ancient Greece, Biographical Essay] 1071 words
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Education Biography - Countless leaders, revolutionaries, and scholars have discerned that only through the trials of experience are we able to clearly identify an established pursuit. This prospect of a delayed reward seemingly motivates us to continue in our endeavors. Finding little relevance in experiences void of challenge or difficulty, we discern our interests largely through the upheaval of current understanding. As we mature we realize that we must first embrace where we came from if we hope to continue to develop, to adapt, and to modify and so we recognize that our past experiences have all undoubtedly led us to here. I have been taught that ev...   [tags: Education Goals] 1443 words
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Theodore Roosevelt - Theodore Roosevelt I wonder about Theodore Roosevelt. My interest in Theodore Roosevelt was because of a brief lesson on him in Social Studies class. This Wonder Project falls into the category of Social Studies because this is a biography about Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States of America. Theodore Roosevelt was born in New York in 1858 and died in 1919. As a young boy, he was often spending many of his days reading. Either Theodore or his family knew that the reason for his illness was severe asthma....   [tags: biography] 521 words
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Biography of Plotinus - Plotinus was born in Upper Egypt, more specifically in Lycopolis in 204 CE. When he was twenty-eight he moved to Alexandria to study philosophy. While in Alexandria, he was tremendously influenced by Plato and Aristotle and therefore studied their works immensely. Subsequent to working under Ammonius for approximately ten years, he joined the Emperor Gordian’s campaign against the Parthians (Persians) in 243 AD. He joined the campaign, partly because he was somewhat intrigued by the Persians’ philosophies, but mainly because he was greatly interested in the philosophers of India and Persia....   [tags: essays research papers] 356 words
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Biography of Moses -                           Main focus will be on Moses. He was the greatest prophet, leader, and teacher of Judaism. By focusing on Moses, I’ll incorporate the importance of certain passages that prove the Old Testament; and show how Moses’ role was significant and essential to the Hebrews. Moses 1400 B.C.E In a nutshell… Moses was born in a very difficult time: Pharaoh had ordered that all male children born to Hebrew slaves should be drowned in the river (Exodus. 1:22). Moses’ mother hid him for three months, and when she could no longer hide him, she put him in an ark and placed it on the river where Pharaoh's daughter bathed (Ex....   [tags: Biographies Bio Religion Judaism]
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Babe Ruth - Babe Ruth was a reckless, abandoned child who became America's biggest hero. Babe Ruth's parents did not have the time to take care of him, but little did George Ruth Sr. know that when he was shipping his son off to boarding school, he was pushing one of America's greatest idols out of his life (http://www.baberuth.com). Ruth never received strict parenting until he attended St. Mary's where he began to straighten out. After he became a main stream ball player he began to attract the attention of many fans with the frequency of his homeruns....   [tags: Biography] 1991 words
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Jack London - Jack London The story of Jack London's life really is one of rags to riches. He was born in San Francisco on January 12, 1876 as John Griffith Chaney. I'd like to take you through the story of his life and examine a few of his significant literary works along the way. The Dictionary of Literary Biography Volume 78 says that "the biographical consensus is that his father was William Henry Chaney, a "Professor of Astrology" with whom his mother, Flora Wellman, was living as a fellow spiritualist and common-law wife in 1875." (DOLB 78)....   [tags: Biography] 1080 words
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Cleopatra Biography - Cleopatra’s Wiles Mother, lover, warrior, femme-fatale. Mother of a country, lover of all that brings beauty, warrior of the state, femme-fatale over all men; this was Cleopatra Queen of the Nile. Cleopatra’s intelligence, wit and beauty are still remembered and written about to this day. Born a Greek, Cleopatra adapted to the Egyptian ways and even learnt their native tongue, a feat which had not been ccomplished since the Ptolemies had first ruled. Although not a “true Egyptian”, she utilized her tremendous aptitude and cunning female ways to gain and provide, for her country that she so loved....   [tags: essays research papers] 2026 words
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Eleanor Roosevelt - As a child, Eleanor felt she was the ugly duckling. Insecure and shy, she lost both of her parents as a young girl. Her mother, Anna Hall, died of diphtheria along with her brother Elliot Jr. Two years later her father died. Elliot Roosevelt died of illness, alcohol, and despair. He missed his family. Eleanor was shipped to stay with her strict and proper grandmother. Despite the family trying to make Eleanor feel at home, she continued to feel lonely and empty. It wasn't until she was sent to boarding school in England at the age of fifteen when she established a since of self confidence among other girls with the help of a mentor Mlle Marrie Souvestre....   [tags: Biography] 1037 words
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Larry Flynt - Larry Flynt, an infamous photographer and free-speech activist, has brought about controversy in the film, "The People v. Larry Flynt". The movie functions as a general biography, but it focuses on legal issues to a large degree. Flynt, the editor of Hustler magazine, publicized pornographic obscenities in many ways. By doing so, he has challenged the First Amendment and the Charter's guarantee of the right to free expression. Larry at first glance seems like an odd figure for a hero....   [tags: Biography] 1750 words
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Adolph Hitler - Man of Evil The world has come to know Adolph Hitler for his insatiable greed for power, his ruthlessness, cruelty and utter lack-of feeling, his contempt for established institutions and his lack of moral restraints. In the course of relatively few years he has contrived to usurp such tremendous power that a few veiled threats, accusations or insinuations were sufficient to make the world tremble. In open defiance of treaties he occupied huge territories and conquered millions of people without even firing a shot....   [tags: Biography] 1371 words
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Nikola Tesla - Nikola Tesla is regarded as one of the most brilliant inventors in history. His work provided the basis for the modern alternating current power system, as well as having developed both radio and the fluorescent light bulb. He worked with Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse, among others. He was also widely misunderstood by his peers and the public at large. Biography Nikola Tesla was born in a small town called Smiljan, in what is now Croatia, during a lightning storm. Some would say that this would prove significant later in his life....   [tags: Biography] 1038 words
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Albert Einstein - The Biography of Albert Einstein Albert Einstein was born on March 14th, 1879 in Ulm, Württemberg, Germany, into a Jewish Family. His mother's name was Pauline Einstein, and his father's name was Hermann Einstein, who was a salesman. In 1800, The Einstein Family moved to Munich, in which Hermann Einstein (Albert's Father) and his uncle founded a company called Elektrotechnische Fabrik J. Einstein & Cie. Which made electrical equipment that allowed Munich suburbs of Schwabing to be provided with the first light....   [tags: Biography] 1373 words
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Roilinguel Calilung - Roilinguel P. Calilung: A Biography One of the active Kapampangan poets that we have is Mr. Roilinguel P. Calilung. Mr. Calilung, or Roi, as he prefers to be called, was born on the 31st of January 1987 at Lubao, Pampanga by his proud parents Mr. Rogelio Calilung and Mrs. Melinda Calilung. He gladly shares to us that his parents’ fruitful marriage had been a result of love-at-first-sight story, wherein they had met at a nearby river while his mother was taking a bath. The said marriage has blessed the couple with three children, namely Roimel, Roilinguel, and Micah....   [tags: Biography] 2254 words
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Douglass Macarthur - My report is on Douglass MacArthur. I chose to do my report on Mr. MacArthur because he was a very important person in many wars. I chose to do my report on MacArthur because I wanted to learn more about his contributions to our nation. Douglas MacArthur was one of three sons of Arthur MacArthur and Mary Pinkney. Arthur was a Lieutenant General and he was also awarded a Medal of Honor during the American Civil War. Douglas was born on January 26, 1880 in Little Rock Arkansas. He spent his younger years in New Mexico, then the family moved to Kansas and then to Washington DC where his father took a job in the Defense Department....   [tags: Biography] 934 words
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Frank Miller - Frank Miller Frank Miller is a prolific American comic book artist and writer whose works have had a profound impact on the comic industry. He is best known for his dark, often fantastical, stories that deal with themes of violence, death, destruction, and the “pointlessness of life and being” (Answers.com). The culmination of work created throughout his legendary career has been able to transcend comic books and become a part of popular culture. Miller was born in Olney, Maryland on January 27, 1957, but moved to Montpelier, Vermont as a small child....   [tags: Biography] 1378 words
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Whitman - Biography. Born on May 31st 1819, died March 26th 1892. Born into a working class family, ended his formal education at age 11, would later say that most of his meaningful education came from outside the school house. Had apprenticeships at working-class newspapers also started his own newspaper, The Long Islander, though it later failed. Whitman's most famous work is the collection of Leaves of Grass, first published in 1955 at his own expense. In total there were 9 editions each addressing the citizens of the United States, urging them to be large and generous, a new race nurtured in political liberty, and possessed of united souls and bodies published during Whitman's life with each havin...   [tags: Biography] 593 words
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