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Biography of Karl Marx - Biography of Karl Marx Karl Marx was a professional intellectual and philosopher. Throughout Marx's life, chance meetings with other professional intellectuals and philosophers helped guide Marx to his final destination. Although Marx died in March of 1883, some 122 years ago, his theories are still being studied, and in some cases, used in some governments. In his lifetime Marx explored many different social settings and groups. His final accumulation of work can be found in his Communist Manifesto, which he co-authored with Fredrick Engels....   [tags: Karl Marx Communism biographies Essays] 1448 words
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Biography of Karl Marx - Biography of Karl Marx 15Karl Marx was born on May 5, 1818 to Heinrich and Henrietta Marx in the historical city of Trier. Karl was one of seven children raised within a comfortable middle class home provided by his father. Marx’s father worked as a counselor-at-law at the High-Court of Appeal in Trier. David McClellan believes that, “Trier first imbued Marx with his abiding passion for history.”1 Although the Marx family was linked to a long lineage of Jewish ancestry, Heinrich converted his family to Protestantism in order to keep his position at the courthouse....   [tags: Karl Marx Biographies Essays] 1082 words
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Biography of Karl Marx - Biography of Karl Marx Karl Marx, the author of the Communist Manifesto, is viewed to be one of the greatest social thinkers of his time. His social, political and economical thoughts are still highly regarded today. The life of this man is stamped with many accomplishments and ideas that have been adopted by many prominent figures. As a historian, philosopher, and revolutionary, Karl Marx has helped shaped the society of the past, present and future. Karl Marx was born in Trier, Germany on May 5, 1818....   [tags: Karl Marx Communism Biographies essays]
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Biography of Karl Marx - Biography of Karl Marx Only in the course of the world’s history can a person born over a hundred years ago be as famous today as they were back then. Karl Marx is one person that fits this category. He paved the way for people of the same political background as his own. Marx’s ideas were unique and started uproar all over Europe. Marx helped write the Communist Manifesto one of the most important pieces of literature on Communism ever written. At one time people feared Communism as a power, which prompted Marx to write the Communist Manifesto and explain his ideas....   [tags: Biographies Karl Marx Essays]
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Biography of Karl Marx - Biography of Karl Marx Karl Heinrich Marx was a German philosopher, social scientist, and revolutionist whose writings formed the beginning of the basic ideas known as Marxism. Although he was largely disregarded by scholars in his own lifetime, his social, economic and political ideas gained rapid acceptance in the socialist movement after his death. With the help of Friedrich Engels, Karl Marx created much of the theory of socialism and communism that we know today. Karl Marx was born in Trier, Germany, on May 5, 1818 to Hirshel and Henrietta Marx....   [tags: Karl Marx Biographies Essays]
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Biography of Florence Nightingale - Biography of Florence Nightingale The reputation of nursing in the early nineteenth century was very bad. Most nurses were untrained and were paid less than factory workers. They slept in the wards and part of their wages was paid in gin which explains why most of the nurses were drunk. There was also hardly any nurses whom the surgeons could trust to give the patients their medicine. The hospitals in the 19th century were in a horrifying state. The sick were lying on plank beds with chaff mattresses about three inches thick between their weary bodies and the hard uneven planks....   [tags: Papers] 637 words
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Biography of Patrick Henry - Biography of Patrick Henry Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery. These noble, forthright words were spoken by a fiery young patriot and great orator who had dedicated his life to the goal of winning rights for the people of America. Patrick Henry was born on May 29 of the year 1736 in Studley, Hanover County, Virginia. He grew up in a Presbyterian believing home, Patrick's father, John Henry, was a Scott, who taught Patrick most of his schooling until he was about fifteen....   [tags: Papers] 1523 words
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Biography of Adolf Hitler - Biography of Adolf Hitler On April 20, 1889 in Austrian border town of Braunau, Adolf Hitler was born. He was born to his parents Alois Schickelgruber and Klara Hitler. There have been many rumours that his father, Alois was ironically half Jewish. His father was very strict but comfortable and Adolfs mother showered him we affection. Three of his siblings had died at an early age but Adolf survived. Hitler's family moved several times during his childhood. They lived across from a Benedictine monastery for sixth months....   [tags: Papers] 865 words
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Biography of Charlie Parker - Biography of Charlie Parker One of a handful of musicians who can be said to have permanently changed jazz, Charlie Parker was arguably the greatest saxophonist of all time. He could play remarkably fast lines that, if slowed down to half speed, would reveal that every note made sense. Charles Christopher Parker was born on 29 August 1920, in Kansas City, USA. Although he was born on the Kansas side of the state line, Parker was actually raised across the Kaw River in Kansas City, Missouri....   [tags: Papers] 1074 words
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Biography of Niccolo Machiavelli - Biography of Niccolo Machiavelli Niccolo Machiavelli was born in Florence, Italy on May 3rd 1469. As an Italian historian, statesman, political philosopher, and a diplomat during the renaissance, Machiavelli was a man who lived his life for politics and patriotism. As a patriotic Florentine, he was a firm believer in that Florence was the most important state, and should have a strong government, as Italy was divided into states where much political upheaval was occurring, particularly between the four dominant states; Florence, Milan, Naples and Venice....   [tags: Papers] 1156 words
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Biography of Eric Clapton - Biography of Eric Clapton Eric Clapton was born on March 30, 1945 in Ripley, Surrey, England. He was born the illegitimate child of Patricia Molly Clapton, who could not afford to raise him at the time. He spent his life being raised by his grandparents, Rose and Jack Clapp, who, until he was nine, shielded him from the fact that he was illegitimate. They pretended they were his parents, while his real mother claimed to be his sister. Even after Clapton knew that he was, in fact, a bastard, he would still visit his mother, and she would still pretend to be his sister....   [tags: Papers] 712 words
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Biography of Michael Jackson - Biography of Michael Jackson On the 28th August 1958, a sweet African American boy was born. Unknown to anyone at the time, he would become one of the most renowned, extraordinary and puzzling faces in showbiz. Michael Joseph Jackson was born in Gary Indiana, where he grew up with his mum, dad and eight brothers and sisters. When he was just five years old, he and his brothers formed the amazing Jackson 5, after being signed by Motown Records following countless performances in local talent shows and clubs....   [tags: Papers] 809 words
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Biography of Niccolo Machiavelli - Biography of Niccolo Machiavelli Machiavelli was born in 1469, into an Italy, which was probably less feudal than any other European country at that time. Europe at this time was in a state of political upheaval. The Church's power was in decline, losing its power as unifying government, Spain and France were pushing their way in Italy, and Italy itself was a melange of bickering city-states. This climate of political uncertainty greatly affected Machiavelli's political theories....   [tags: Papers] 847 words
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Biography of Malcolm X - Biography of Malcolm X One of the most influential men of his time, not only with the black community, but also with other people of every community. His beliefs for many people are hard to understand and probably thought as if his beliefs are wrong, but until someone actually reads The Autobiography of Malcolm X, then people will not really understand the complexity of the man Malcolm X. His autobiography takes you on a tour of probably lots of black men of this time and shows all the hardships and struggles that they had to go through....   [tags: Papers] 1310 words
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Biography of Robert Frost - Biography of Robert Frost Robert Frost is perhaps one of America's best poets of his generation. His vivid images of nature capture the minds of readers. His poems appear to be simple, but if you look into them there is a lot of insight. Robert Frost spoke at John F. Kennedy's inauguration. He is the only poet to have had the opportunity to speak at a presidential inauguration. Through his poetry people learn that Robert Frost is a complicated and intellectual man who has a place in many American hearts....   [tags: Papers] 1216 words
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Biography of Emily Bronte - Biography of Emily Bronte Emily Jane Brontë was born 30 July 1818, fifth (and oddest1) child of Patrick and Maria Brontë. Maria died when Emily was only three, but, like her sister Charlotte */authors/cbronte/*, Emily was later prone to creating motherless characters. She got along best with Anne, the youngest, and they created the world of Gondal together2. At 17, Emily went to the Roe Head School (her first experience with school since a very brief stint at the infamous Clergy Daughters' School) where Charlotte was then teaching....   [tags: Papers] 574 words
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Biography on Tupac Shakur - Biography on Tupac Shakur In much the same fashion that Kurt Cobain defined the alternative rock music scene, Tupac Shakur defined the hip-hop scene as we know it today. What made Tupac (also known as 2pac) so special was his enormous talent, his on-screen friendly looks, and the sense that he was 'real' and talked the talk, while walking the walk. Since his death, there's been a deluge of speculation on who and why, and even if, but unfortunately still no concrete answers exist for any of these questions....   [tags: Papers] 1047 words
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Biography of Admiral Nimitz - Biography of Admiral Nimitz Chester William Nimitz was born on 24 February 1885, in Fredericksburg, Texas. Chester’s grandfather was a retired sea captain, however Chester, had his sights set on an Army career. While a student in high school, he tried for an appointment to West Point. When there was not one available, he took a competitive examination for Annapolis and was selected and appointed from Texas in 1901. He left high school to enter the Naval Academy, Class of 1905. It was many years later, after he had become a Fleet Admiral that he actually was awarded his high school diploma....   [tags: Papers] 847 words
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Biography of Rachel Carson - Biography of Rachel Carson Rachel Carson is considered one of America's finest science and nature writers. She is best known for her 1962 book, Silent Spring, which is often credited with beginning the environmental movement in the United States. The book focussed on the uncontrolled and often indiscriminate use of pesticides, especially dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (commonly known as DDT), and the irreparable environmental damage caused by these chemicals. The public outcry Carson generated by the book motivated the U.S....   [tags: Papers] 1673 words
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Biography of William Shakespeare - Biography of William Shakespeare William Shakespeare is himself a man of mystery. Many facts myths exists about him, as if to say he had many chapters in his life. A complete, authoritative account of Shakespeare's life is lacking, and thus much supposition surrounds relatively few facts that are known. It is commonly accepted that he was born in 1564, and it is known that he was baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. He is perhaps the best known English playwright and poet, recognized in much of the world as the greatest of all dramatists....   [tags: Papers] 2270 words
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Biography of William Shakespeare - Biography of William Shakespeare William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564. He was baptized on April 24, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. He was the third of eight children born to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden, three of whom died in childhood. John was a well-known merchant and Mary was the daughter of a Roman Catholic member of the gentry, or high social position. The house where Shakespeare spent his childhood stood adjacent to he wool shop in which his father plied a successful trade as a glover and dealer in leather goods and other commodities....   [tags: Papers] 2748 words
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Biography of Ernst Cassirer - Biography of Ernst Cassirer Ernst Cassirer (1874--1945) was a Jewish German intellectual historian and philosopher, the originator of the ``philosophy of symbolic forms.' After a distinguished teaching career in Germany, he fled the Nazis, first to Oxford, then Goteborg, then finally Yale, which gives an annual series of lectures in philosophy in his honor; he died as a visiting professor at Columbia. Having read and admired his historical works, particularly The Philosophy of the Enlightenment, I was curious about his own doctrines....   [tags: Papers] 1113 words
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Biography of Mel Hurtig - Biography of Mel Hurtig Mel Hurtig was a Canadian nationalist with very strong pro-Canada feelings. He felt that our government was selling us out. That our government was simply trying to turn us into the fifty first state of the United states. In his book At Twighlight in the Country, he shares many of these views. He fought very valiantly against the free trade agreement, speaking out against it whenever possible. Urging government leaders to reconsider what we were giving the United States and what little we would be receiving in return....   [tags: Papers] 1740 words
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Biography of Andrei Chikatilo - Biography of Andrei Chikatilo One of the most gruesome serial killers of all time was Andrei Chikatilo. He was born on October 16, 1936 in Yablochnoye, a Ukrainian farming village. One of his clearest memories of his youth was that of his mother telling him his older brother had been stolen and eaten by neighbors during a great famine. This thought remained with him always and he later disclosed he often imagined the torturous ending his brother must have had. At the start of World War II, his father was sent away, captured by Germans, and didn’t return until the war’s end....   [tags: Papers] 976 words
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Biography of Emile Durkheim - Biography of Emile Durkheim Emile Durkheim was born in the eastern French province of Lorraine on April 15, 1858. He was the s on of a rabbi and descending from a long line of rabbis, he decided early that he would follow the family tradition and become a rabbi himself. He studied Hebrew, the Old Testament, and the Talmud, while following the regular course of in secular schools. He soon turned away from all religious involvement, though purposely not from interest in religious phenomena, and became a freethinker, or non-believer....   [tags: Papers] 660 words
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Biography of Bobby Cox - Biography of Bobby Cox Throughout his career, Bobby Cox never got the fame that every coach wants. He did his job and never complained about it. With all the criticism that he has gotten over the years he still puts together a well organized and in the most part well behaved team in baseball. Starting off as a player himself, he will always be remembered as one of the best managers of all time. He was born on May 21 in 1941 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Attended a high school and junior college in California....   [tags: Papers] 1070 words
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Biography of Zinedine Zidane - Biography of Zinedine Zidane Zinedine Zidane is a French soccer player. He is best known as the man who scored the winning goal for France in the World Cup in 1998. Zinedine Zidane was born on the 23rd of june 1972. He was born in the beautiful french town of Marseille. His father was a Algerian watchman and his mother of French origin. He enjoyed playing football and had made a habit of breaking the chandeliers in his home in marseille. He spent all his time playing with a ball and would never stop....   [tags: biographies bio] 670 words
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Biography of Muhammad Ali - Biography of Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali is the "Quintessential American." In his stand for religious and racial freedom, for his humility, generosity, braggadocio, deep and abiding physical and mental courage, though always larger than life -- Ali exhibited many typical and deep-rooted American traits. He struck a number of positively resonant notes in the American psyche, that make him now a revered person (Walter). Muhammad Ali is a widely known person, not only for being one of the all-time greatest fighters in history, but also for being one of the most prominent and influential persons of the twentieth century....   [tags: Papers] 1045 words
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Biography of Michael Jordan - Biography of Michael Jordan Michael Jordan was born on January 17, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York and was raised in Wilmington, North Carolina. He has two brothers, is married, and has three kids. He is considered by many to be the greatest basketball player of all time (Kornbluth). My focus will be on his hardships, accomplishments, and people who influenced him. First, I would like to touch on some general information about Michael....   [tags: Papers] 779 words
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Biography of Brett Favre - Biography of Brett Favre Brett Favre was born in Gulfport, Mississippi on October 10, 1969. He was the second child of Irvin and Bonita Favre’s four children. His younger years were spent growing up in Kiln, Mississippi. He was very well rounded and enjoyed baseball as well as football. Many people say Brett inherited his skills form his father, who had been a pitcher at Southern Mississippi. Years later Brett gave another version crediting his mom, who had played a great deal of softball in her youth....   [tags: Papers] 506 words
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Biography of Steve Wozniak - Biography of Steve Wozniak Steve Wozniak was born in 1950. A baby boomer he grew up in suburban Santa Clara Valley, California with his parents and siblings. His father was an engineer for Lockheed and his mother was the president of a Republican Women's Club. He was into electronics heavily even as a child and young teenager. While looking at a magazine article he spotted a diagram for a simple calculator called the One-Bit-Adder-Subtractor. Woz, as his friends called him, dissected the plans and made improvements....   [tags: Papers] 923 words
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Biography of Michael Jackson - Biography of Michael Jackson *Works Cited Not Included Artists have a special communion with the creative forces of the universe. Regardless of the medium of expression used, artists utilize creative energies to produce works of art, beauty and power for humanity to witness. This is evident in paintings, sculptures, films and other forms, but it is universally expressed and appreciated through music and dance. When an artist focuses on both of these forms, the rhythm flows from his heart to the rest of his body until he becomes the rhythm itself....   [tags: Papers] 1370 words
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Biography of Thomas Edison - Biography of Thomas Edison Thomas Alva Edison is one of the most famous inventors. He saw many changes take place in his lifetime. His inventions were responsible for many of those changes. Some of his inventions were the telephone, the light bulb, the movie projector, and the phonograph. These inventions contributed to modern day, lights, movies, telephones, records and CDs. When Edison was born, there was no such thing as electricity, but by the time he died entire cities were lit by electricity (www.minot.k12.nd.us/edison.html)....   [tags: Papers] 1357 words
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Biography of Caryl Churchill - Biography of Caryl Churchill Caryl Churchill is one of England's most premier female, post-modern playwrights. She has strived throughout her career as theatrical personality to make the world question roles, stereotypes and issues that are dealt with everyday, like, violence, and political and sexual oppression. She has been part of many facets of performance throughout her almost sixty year career. Not only has she been a strong force on the stage, but has also had strong influences with radio and television....   [tags: Papers] 1345 words
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Biography of Audrey Hepburn - Biography of Audrey Hepburn “What is needed in order to really become a star is an extra element which God gives you or doesn’t give you. You’re born with it. You cannot learn it. God kissed Audrey Hepburn on the cheek and there she was” (Harris 11). Seen as an angel by all those who adored her, Audrey Hepburn portrayed the true image of a Hollywood star. Her grace and elegance touched all those whom she met and her death brought sorrow to millions. Living her life as a princess, Audrey had everything she had ever dreamed of....   [tags: Papers] 1560 words
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Biography of Ben Jonson - Biography of Ben Jonson Born in London, England around June 11, 1572, Ben Jonson would learn the true meaning of tragedy at a tender young age (The Life of Ben Jonson). Jonson’s father was Protestant and sentenced to prison and deprived of his estate during the reign of Mary Tudor, who was Catholic. With only a month left till Ben Jonson’s birth his Mother was left a penniless widow when his father suddenly past away. Seeking financial stability, Jonson’s Mother hastily married a bricklayer shortly following Ben’s birth (Ben Jonson)....   [tags: Papers] 1046 words
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Biography of George Cohan - Biography of George Cohan George Michael Cohan was a great American playwright, composer, producer, and actor. He was famous for his fast-paced style as a song-dance man and for his lively musicals, which set the trend on Broadway in the 1920s. Cohan was a dedicated man who spent 56 of his 64 years on the stage. During his lifetime, he wrote 40 plays, collaborated with others on another 40 plays, and shared production of still another 150 plays. He made over a 1000 appearances as an actor....   [tags: Papers] 1009 words
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Biography of Edward Albee - Biography of Edward Albee Edward Albee burst onto the American theatrical scene in the late 1950s with a variety of plays that detailed the agonies and disillusionment of that decade and the transition from the calm Eisenhower to the turbulent 1960s. Albee became a serious dramatist dealing with serious but always relevant themes, primarily having to do with the predicament of humanity in a society with moral decay, as well as the conflict between reality and illusion. His work is considered to be unique, uncompromising, controversial, elliptical, and provocative....   [tags: Papers] 692 words
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Biography of Franz Schubert - Biography of Franz Schubert *No Works Cited Many prominent musicians produced major works during the romantic period. Among these are Beethoven, Strause, and Bach. But the musician that I think had the most impact, was Franz Schubert. Franz Peter, born on 31 January 1797 was one of fourteen children born of Franz Theodore Schubert and Elisabeth Vietz, four of which survived. He grew up in an apartment that daily converted to a classroom in which his father taught several elementary school classes....   [tags: Papers] 687 words
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Biography of Boal Augusto - Biography of Boal Augusto *No Works Cited Brazilian Augusto Boal was raised in Rio de Janeiro. He was formally trained in chemical engineering and attended Columbia University in the late 1940's and early 1950's. Although his interest and participation in theatre began at an early age, it was just after he finished his doctorate at Columbia that he was asked to return to Brazil to work with the Arena Theatre in São Paulo. His work at the Arena Theatre led to his experimentation with new forms of theatre that would have an extraordinary impact on traditional practice....   [tags: Papers] 2597 words
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Biography of Samuel Morse - Biography of Samuel Morse Samuel Finley Breese Morse was born on April 27, 1791 in Charleston, Massachusetts. He was born into a wealthy family with two younger brothers named Sidney and Richard. His father, Jedidiah Morse was a minister, writer, geographer and a congregational clergyman. His mother was Elizabeth Ann Breese. When Samuel got older, he married a woman named Lucrece. Together they had three children, Susan (the oldest), Charles (the middle child), and Finley (the youngest) who was named after Samuel....   [tags: Papers] 570 words
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Biography of Queen Elizabeth - Biography of Queen Elizabeth Despite being unwanted by her father, King Henry VIII, Elizabeth managed to overcome obstacles and become one of the most powerful woman leaders of her time. Some of her accomplishments were to defeat the Spanish armada, restore peace between Catholics and Protestants, and lead England to prosperity (Ross 146). The period of time during her reign, fifteen hundred and fifty eight to sixteen hundred and three, is often called "the Golden Age" since it was the most constructive time in English history....   [tags: Papers] 1104 words
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Biography of Michael Jordan - Biography of Michael Jordan Michael Jeffrey Jordan is known by many people as the best basketball player ever to play the game. Jordan played for the Chicago Bulls, helping them obtained six championship titles in eight years. Now remembered for being the best and the most popular athlete in the sports world. He had a great influence on the people. "Jordan was just another great legend" (Stein 2). Being a role model on and off the court Jordan showed his abilities to play the game and his kindness towards other people, especially those who admired him the most....   [tags: Papers] 904 words
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Biography of Wyatt Earp - Biography of Wyatt Earp Wyatt Earp, born Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp, was born on March 19, 1848 in Manmouth, Illinois to Nicholas and Virginia Earp. When Wyatt was two, his parents moved him across the Mississippi River to Pella, Iowa. He was considered a great western lawman. His first experience as a lawman was as a constable of Lamar, Missouri for four months in the year 1870. In April, 1875, he was appointed to the Wichita Kansas police force only to be released from that job on April 2, 1876 for insubordination....   [tags: Papers] 908 words
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Biography of Eugene O'Neil - Biography of Eugene O'Neil Eugene O'neill Through poverty and fame, "An artist or nothing"(Miller p6), was the motto of a man named Eugene O'Neill, who wrote from his soul in an attempt to find salvation. In the year 1888, the Barrett House hotel in Time Square, New York saw the birth of a man who would be called the greatest American playwright. His father James, was an actor, and was famous across the United Sates for his role in the popular play Monte Cristo. Eugene's mother was a beautiful woman named Ellen who was also gifted with a great artistic talent....   [tags: Papers] 1850 words
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Biography of Gunter Grass - Biography of Gunter Grass *No Works Cited Gunter Grass is a German poet, novelist, playwright, sculptor, and printmaker. Grass describes himself as a "Spataufklarer", a belated apostle of enlightenment in an era that has grown tired of reason ("Gunter"). He was born in Danzig, Germany (currently Gdansk, Germany) on October 16, 1927. Grass wrote his first unpublished novel when he was only thirteen. Like many teenagers during World War II, Grass was a member of the Hitler Youth. He served under Luftwaffe when he was drafted at age sixteen....   [tags: Papers] 701 words
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Biography of John Clare - Biography of John Clare John Clare (1793 - 1864) John Clare was born to a poor labouring family in Northamptonshire. His education did not extend much beyond basic reading and writing, and he had to start work herding animals at the age of seven. This was not a promising start for a future writer, but in his early teens he discovered The Seasons by James Thomson and began writing poems himself. His first love, Mary Joyce, was the daughter of a wealthy farmer; their separation caused Clare great pain, and it contributed to the sense of loss which pervades much of his poetry....   [tags: Papers] 571 words
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Biography of Mahatma Gandhi - Biography of Mahatma Gandhi Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2nd 1869, in a town near Bombay. He was born into a family of six children and he was the youngest. His father's profession was an advisor to one of the states in Gujarat province....   [tags: Mohandas Gandhi Essays] 956 words
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Biography of Michael Nyman - Biography of Michael Nyman When Michael Nyman published his study Experimental Music: Cage and Beyond (1974, reprinted 1999), he could hardly have foreseen his own contribution to that 'beyond'. Disaffected with the then current orthodoxies of international modernism, Nyman had abandoned composition in 1964, preferring to work as a musicologist, editing Purcell and Handel, and collecting folk music in Romania. Later he wrote criticism for several journals, including The Spectator, where, in a 1968 review of Cornelius Cardew's The Great Digest, he became the first to apply the word 'minimalism' to music....   [tags: Papers] 790 words
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Biography of Mahatma Gandhi - Biography of Mahatma Gandhi Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in 1869 in India and was murdered by a fanatic, Hindu Nathuram Godsey. Gandhi was a Hindu as well and he was born in the second cast. Hindus have the belief that everyone is born into a cast. Depending on how well you stick to the religious rules depends on what cast you are in once you get to the next life. If you are true to the faith, you will be in a higher cast. However, if you behave badly you will be dropped a cast....   [tags: Mohandas Gandhi Essays] 666 words
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Biography of Lydia Becker - Biography of Lydia Becker Lydia Becker the daughter of Hannibal Becker and Mary Duncuft, was born in 1827. The eldest of fifteen children, Lydia, like the rest of her sisters, was educated at home. After the death of her mother in 1855, Lydia had the responsibility of looking after her younger brothers and sisters She took up interests in Botany and Astronomy, winning an award in 1864 for her collection of dried plants. Lydia was a keen writer and was an active member of Manchester's Ladies Literacy Society....   [tags: Papers] 661 words
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Biography of Francesco O'Leary - Biography of Francesco O'Leary Francesco O’Leary was born in Kilmarnock Scotland on April the 10th 1901.he was among the many inventors who were trying to make the television. Many inventors had been working on the idea of sending human pictures by wire but O’Leary was the first to succeed. The inventor of the television had grown out of improvement O’Leary had made to the flash camera. He had developed the flash camera wich could take picture as the y look in reality. O’Leary reasoned it would be possible to pick up all then sounds of a human voice and pictures using the adaptation of a wire....   [tags: Papers] 886 words
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Biography of Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Biography of Jean-Jacques Rousseau MAN is born free; and everywhere he is in chains. One thinks himself the master of others, and still remains a greater slave then they. How did this change come about. I do not know. How can it be legitimate. That question I think I can answer. (Rousseau, Jean-Jacques 1997) Jean- Jacques Rousseau was born on the 25th of June 1712 in Geneva, Switzerland....   [tags: Papers] 1352 words
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Biography of Florence Nightingale - Biography of Florence Nightingale My name is Florence Nightingale. Many people know me as “the lady with the lamp.” My history tells that I was seen as an angel of mercy. My contributions to medicine are still very much seen today. I was born May 12, 1820 and Fanny Nightingale in Florence, Italy....   [tags: Papers] 1735 words
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Biography of Andrew Warhol - Biography of Andrew Warhol Born Andrew Warhol on August 6, 1928 (some sources say 1927), in Forest City, Pennsylvania, the son of a construction worker and miner from Czechoslovakia. He attended the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh from 1945-1949, receiving a bachelor of fine arts degree in pictorial design....   [tags: Papers] 862 words
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