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An Icon to Remember - An Icon to Remember During the Late Byzantium Period a new burst of creative energy grasped the Russian artists. More artists emerged as Russians became increasingly interested in art. Earlier in the Byzantium Period “art that had to do with religious worship, like statues and any religious imagery throughout the empire, was destroyed under Leo III in iconoclasm” (Kleiner and Mamiya 326). This era lasted nearly one hundred years. During this period icon painting became very popular. “These paintings are small portable paintings depicting Christ, the Virgin, or Saints” (Kleiner and Mamiya 342)....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Henry Ii Of England - I. Early life A. Birth B. Family C. Education D. Marriage II. Reign A. Early difficulty B. King’s personality C. Government policies D. Thomas Becket III. Death A. Achievements B. Sons revolt C. Successor Henry II Henry II was the first of eight Plantagenet kings. He neither ignored his island kingdom nor dragged it into continental trouble. Along with Alfred, Edward I, and Elizabeth I, Henry II ranks as one of the best British monarchs. Henry II was born in Le Mans, France in 1133. Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou, and Matilda, daughter of Henry I, were his parents....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Story Of English - The Story of English Many people may ask, " What is the Bayeux Tapestry?" In the following paragraphs, the significance of the Bayeux Tapestry will be recognized. First of all it should be understood that it is not a Tapestry in the full sense of the word. It is an embroidery. It was constucted from eight separate pieces of linen which were joined to make up it's length. It is approximately 70 meters long and a half a meter wide. It is evident that at one stage it ws longer, probably by as much as seven or eight meters are missing....   [tags: essays research papers] 1238 words
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Travels Through the Rhineland - On mountain peak the gods' abode; resplendent shines the proud-standing hall. (From Wagner's Das Rheingold, qtd. in Evensen) My friend dropped me off at the Köln Hauptbahnhof under the warm summer afternoon. The train station was nearly under the shade of the Kölner Dom, the great Gothic cathedral of Köln. I had first seen the Dom at night when it was partially illumed by floodlights and the moon, though most of it remained in shadows. The twin black spires hung over me and I stood, marveling underneath the 600 year old Gothic spectacle without knowing fully what I was experiencing....   [tags: Travel Writing Descriptive Essays Papers]
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Nicolaus Copernicus - Nicolaus Copernicus was born on February 19, 1473 in Torun, Poland. When Copernicus was ten, his father died and his uncle, Bishop of Varmia Lucas Watzenrode, took him and his siblings in. He attended quite a few universities in his life some were University of Cracow, University of Bologna, University of Padua, and University of Ferrara. In 1494 he took a canon’s position at Frombork’s cathedral, which he held for the rest of his life. With the help of that position it afforded him the opportunity to fund the continuation of his studies in different fields....   [tags: planetary system, astronomy, geocentric model]
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Kafka's Trial - Franz Kafka is known as one of the most prominent writers from the twentieth century. In 1883 he was born in Prague, which was a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at that time. Kafka’s family is of Jewish decent and was a part of the German speaking community, which was hated and distrusted by the Czech speaking majority of Prague (Kafka’s Life). Kafka is known for his intricate style of writing on peculiar subjects. Many of his novels are based on “real world” problems and societies. Kafka often presents a grotesque representation of society through themes of isolation, guilt, and corruption (Kafka’s Life)....   [tags: classic literature]
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The Wolf - He watched the sheep peacefully, doing their thing day in and day out, what they did everyday, all day long. He watch as they slowly moved across the lush green meadow, methodically eating the grass, then laying down when it got too hot. “How exciting,” he thought, “watch the sheep.” Not much intellect was needed to watch sheep; the unending boredom of the routine of watching sheep every day. Even the evil, biting horse flies couldn’t dissuade the sheep, or him, from this daily boring routine....   [tags: personal narrative] 1358 words
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Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi - Monteverdi, Claudio Giovanni Antonio (1567-1643), Italian composer, the most important figure in the transition from Renaissance to baroque music. Born in Cremona, he studied music with Veronese theoretician Marco Antonio Ingegneri. At the age of 15, Monteverdi composed his first work, a set of three-part motets, and by 1605 he had composed five books of madrigals. He became interested in the experimental musical dramas of Jacopo Peri, who was music director at the court of the Medici family, and in similar works by other early composers....   [tags: essays research papers] 376 words
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Secular Music - Secular Music In addition to being a time of great religious significance, the sixteenth century was also a period of bawdy earthiness, irreverent humor, and celebration of sensual love. The same composers who created works for the greater glory of God also wrote compositions of an entirely different character. In Italy and England, the principal form of secularmusic was the madrigal, which in France was called chanson, and in Germany Lied. The madrigal is one of the most representative examples of developments in vocal music....   [tags: Music ] 528 words
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Architecture - Influences of Spanish Architecture in Mexico Spanish expeditions conducted during the seventh and eighteenth century has brought a variety of architectural and artistic influences to the different indigenous regions of the New Americas. It is documented that “the Architecture of Mexico began with the Spanish conquest of the country.” (Mullen, 18) The architecture of Mexico has exhibited much richness and wealth, has displayed the political and religious conditions of the time, and has showed off the countries beauty and grace through different artistic devices, mainly through the ornamentation of buildings....   [tags: essays research papers] 2643 words
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Italian Renaissance Art's Affect on Today's Culture - Italian Renaissance Art's Affect on Today's Culture World History Many of us today have things in our culture that we appreciate without thinking about where they have come from. The things we enjoy so much could be from another culture, and even another place in time. This document will explore the influence of Italian Renaissance art on today's civilization, which has greatly changed the art of today. The Renaissance was a time period that began in the early 1300's and lasted into the 1600's....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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William the Conqueror and his Patronage - William the Conqueror and his Patronage William I, better known as William the Conqueror, began his medieval and political career at a young age when his father left him to go on a crusade. Effectively William became the Duke of Normandy. He had to fight against other members of the Norman royalty who desired William's land and treasure. William learned at an early age that the men who ruled Europe during the middle ages were primarily interested in their own greed at the expense of all else, including the concepts chivalry and honor....   [tags: History Politics Essay] 930 words
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Analysis Of Human Cultural Identity - This paper is intended to contain the analysis of the human cultural identity, as seen in the following five historical cultural periods: Enlightenment Culture; Greco-Roman Culture; Judeo-Christian Culture; Renaissance-Reformation Culture; and Industrialization-Modernism Culture. It also embodies examples of each era that are clearly stated, and how they relate to the cultural period. The cultural identity of the Enlightenment can be described as emphasizing the possibilities of human reason. This idea can be illustrated with such examples as Thomas Jefferson, Denis Diderot, and Protestantism....   [tags: Cultural Identity Essays] 947 words
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French Tourism - France is a country of beauty, mystery, and intrigue. Paris has the most known tourist attractions in the world: The Eiffel Tower, L’arc de Triomphe, and the Louvre to name a few. Paris is called the “City of Light”; the lighting of monuments and buildings emphasizes the beauty of the architecture in the city. The Eiffel Tower is the symbol of Paris, if not the entire country. It is one of the most known monuments in the entire world, and definitely one of the most photographed. It began construction in 1887, designed by the engineer Gustave Eiffel, and was finished in 1889 for the International Exhibition of Paris....   [tags: essays research papers] 881 words
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Sir John Hawkwood - Sir John Hawkwood English Mercenary 1320-1394 Sir John Hawkwood (1320-1394), also known as Giovanni Acuto, was an English mercenary fighting in Italy during the 1300s. He is considered the first military leader of the modern times. He was a member of the White Company of Englishmen, which was famous for its white armor, and loud harsh war cries. These men were infamous for their night raids. Hawkwood and his men never remained loyal to one side but were always changing sides of the war depending on who paid the most money....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was probably the greatest genius in Western musical history. He was born in Salzberg, Austria on January 27, 1756. The son of Leopold Mozart and his wife Anna Maria Pertl. Leopold was a successful composer and violinist and assistant concertmaster at the Salzberg court. At the age of three, Wolfgang showed signs of remarkable musical talent. He learned to play the harpsichord, a keyboard instrument related to the piano, at the age of four. Wolfgang began composing minuets at the age of five....   [tags: Biography Musicians Music Essays]
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Canterbury Field Trip - Canterbury Field Trip Canterbury is situated in the south east of England in the middle of Kent. It is connected to all main towns around by main roads (started by the Romans nearly 2000 years before) and is the centre of trade and shopping for the southeast. East Kent On the Friday 5th October I took part in a geography field trip to Canterbury. On the day of our field trip the weather was a little over cast with occasional drizzle but not enough to hopefully have put shoppers off....   [tags: Papers] 2700 words
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Duke Of Edinburgh - Duke Of Edinburgh Sleeping Bag PP Sleeping Mat PP Rucksack PP Waterbottle PP Ration Packs - containing Hexamene Stove, 24hr food supply, matches, chewing gum etc. 1 Knife between Group --------------------- Spoon PP Mug PP Ordinance Survey Map of area Compass Route Card We took our walking boots, walking clothes, spare clothes for the evening (light-weight tracksuits etc) spare underwear and spare socks. We also took our wash bags. Waterproofs were worn throughout the first day of walking....   [tags: Papers] 1123 words
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Shroud of Turin - Shroud of Turin Introduction: Millions of words have been written about the remarkable cloth preserved at Turin. More recently, most of these writings dealt with one basic question, was it the actual winding sheet of the crucified Christ, bearing an imprint of His body. Or was the whole thing a gigantic hoax. A fantastic forgery of the Middle Ages. Erudite men have lined up on both sides of that compelling query. Some of the facts about the Holy Shroud have something to do with the presence of human blood and other strong evidences of its authenticity, it intensified man's curiosity....   [tags: Papers] 3804 words
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Joseph Franz Haydn - He is considered by some people to be one of the most famous composers of the classical period. His career grew with the development of classical style and forms, with the symphony, sonata, string quartet, and other instrumental forms, in the moulding of which he played an important part. Joseph Haydn was born in Rohrau in 1732, the son of a wheelwright, he trained as a chorister at St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, where he made an early living. He worked as a freelance musician, playing the violin and the keyboard instruments, accompanying for singing lessons given by the composer Porpora, who helped and encouraged him ( Boynick, 1)....   [tags: Papers] 803 words
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The Underground Railroad - Introduction Imagine yourself a slave, hungry, beaten, and sick with grief at having had your freedom, family and all that makes you human stripped from you. But then, you get word of a way out of it all. It will separate you from all whom you love, it will endanger your life, but that is the price for freedom from the slavery of the south. Fellow slaves begin acting strangely, gathering tools, clothing, and food. You look around, and all you see is a freshly washed quilt hanging out to dry. Then you begin to realize that there is a new quilt every few days, each with a new pattern, and with each quilt, your fellow slaves correspondingly perform more and more preparative tasks....   [tags: UGRR Slavery] 2806 words
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Princess Diana Spencer - Princess Diana Spencer As I relax on a Sunday evening, breathe in fresh air before I enter my chamber, I catch a glimpse of something magically beautiful. With a long silk blue dress and a pearl-diamond tiara on her golden hair, the Lady, the Princess, the beauty of the world walks down the steps to the cheering crowds. She gives hope to her people when there is none. Sitting here, I feel her warm smile full of love and joy. This is my Diana, the light of this world. Diana’s childhood was full of wealth but lacked the happiness of a bonded family....   [tags: biographies bio biography] 1434 words
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Granada, Spain - Granada, Spain Granada is a city in southern Spain known widely for its beauty and architectural magnificence. It is located next to the Sierra Mountains in Andalusia. Behind it lay steep mountains and in front lay flat agricultural plains. Its current population is approximately 280,000 people due to tourism and students coming from outside to study, both of which are extremely important to the local economy . When Granada was first settled by native tribes in prehistoric times, it was known as Ilbyr....   [tags: Papers] 411 words
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Christinaity In Middle Ages - Christianity in the Middle Ages Christianity played a major role throughout the Middle Ages in society and politics. The Middle Ages, classified from 600 AD to 1350 AD, was significantly effected by Christianity because of the impact it had on the daily lives of people of the time. The beginning of the Early Middle Ages, after the Fall of Rome in 476 AD and the period known as the Dark Ages, the reorganization of the empire brought a desire for faith and religion, primarily Christianity. This trend of Christian importance was apparent until 1350, when the Black Death caused the end of a systematized era....   [tags: European History] 1133 words
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Joan of Arc - Jeanne d'Arc, commonly known as Joan of Arc , is the national heroine of France. Born in 1412 she was raised as a religious French peasant in Domrémy, in eastern France. Joan of Arc is famed for her input in several victories during the Hundred Years War, which actually lasted 116 years, and the coronation of King Charles VII. At the young age of twelve years old Joan first encountered the heavenly "voices" sent by Saint Michael, Saint Catherine, and Saint Margaret. The "voices" told her to drive out the English and help the Dauphin, soon to be Charles VII of France, to Reims to his coronation....   [tags: biographies bio biography] 480 words
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The Bombing of the Major Cities of Britain in 1940 - The Bombing of the Major Cities of Britain in 1940 The blitz is the German name we use to name the nighttime bombing of London and other major cities. Hitler turned to terror bombing of London and the other cities such as ports and high industrial areas because the R.A.F had previously attacked Berlin. Hitler wanted revenge for this so he sent the Luftwaffe to counter attack. This resulted with most of the Luftwaffe being destroyed. Hitler then only sent the Luftwaffe to plummet London at night with bombs....   [tags: Free Essays] 418 words
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The Squire in The Caterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer - The Squire in The Caterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer In the General Prologue of The Canterbury Tales, the narrator, Geoffrey Chaucer, meets twenty nine pilgrims at the Southwark at the Tabard Inn. They are all going to Canterbury Cathedral to visit the shrine of Sir Thomas Becket. Chaucer decides to tag along, taking some time to describe each pilgrim. The author uses many metaphors, personal histories, and examples of how they would act in certain situations to fully describe the characters in the story....   [tags: Canterbury Tales Chaucer Essays]
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Compare And Contrast The Kngiht And The Squire - Geoffrey Chaucer portrayed a cross section of medieval society though The Canterbury Tales. "The Prologue" or foreword of this work serves as an introduction to each of the thirty one characters involved in the tales. Two of these characters are the Kght and the Squire, who share a father and son relation. These individuals depart on a religious pilgrimage to a cathedral in Canterbury. The Squire, opposed to the Knight, goes for a vacation instead of religious purposes. His intent is not as genuinand pure as his father's....   [tags: essays research papers] 586 words
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English Language and Literature in the Middle ages - English Language and Literature in the Middle ages English Society of the Middle Ages saw many developments and new trends, but none so plainly as the developments witnessed in the Language and Literature of that time. It began with the Norman Conquest: eloquent french words substituted for the “harsh” saxon equivalents, primarily in the upper levels of society. Literature began to reflect these changes in the language, and continued to evolve throughout the Renissance. Together, these aspects helped define the Middle Ages....   [tags: essays papers] 651 words
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A Critique of Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales" - The unifying idea and quite obviously, the central theme of the poem is pilgrimage. Thirty travelers are off to give thanks to the martyr who helped them in their times of need. All acquainted characters are traveling to the Canterbury Cathedral for their own personal reasons, whether it be to satisfy their own religious and social needs, or to impress another. This theme carried throughout the poem can also be seen as an extended metaphor. Chaucer uses it as a device to show off his talent. Also, the pilgrimage can be seen as the journey we all make in our lives in attempts to find closure, the different characters representing the sundry people of society who strive for a greater good....   [tags: World Literature] 434 words
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Biography of Leonardo da Vinci - Leonardo was born in 1452 in the small town of Vinci. In the 1460 the family decided to settle in Florence, where Leonardo was given the best education that Florence could offer. In about 1466 he was an apprenticed to Andrea del Verrocchio, a Florentine painter and scultor. In Verrocchio's workshop Leonardo was introduced to many activities such as sculptural projects and paintings. Finally in 1478 Leonardo became an independent master on his own. In 1482 Leonardo entered the service of the duke of Milan, Ludovico Sforza after writing a letter to the duke describing his mastery in engineering....   [tags: Biography] 496 words
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St. Gregory Of Tours - Saint Gregory of Tours was born around the year 538 at Arverni, which is now Clermont-Ferrand. He belonged to the Gallo-Roman family, which was a very prestigious family. He was also related to the houses of Gaul. Gregory’s original name was Georgius Florentius. He took the name Gregory to honor his late grandfather who was named Gregory. His Grandfather was the Bishop of Langres. When Gregory was young, his father died and he went to live with his Uncle. His uncle, Gallus, was the Bishop of Clermont....   [tags: essays research papers] 485 words
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The Gift of Writing - The Gift of Writing If writing is a gift, then how come so few people use that gift to their adavantage. In other words, why do people not use it. The greatest purpose of writing is not entertaining, educating, or enlightening others, but rather, the greatest purpose of writing, or the best way to utilize one's writing skills, is to better understand another person; to put yourself in that other person's shoes. Allow me to assume, for a moment, that you are a Christian, or are a follower of Christianity....   [tags: Free Essays] 409 words
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Speech: Paul Of Tarsus - Speech: Paul Of Tarsus Specific Purpose: Inform my audience why Paul of the Bible still makes an impression on today's preachers and teachers in all walks of life. Thesis Statement: He wrote his most important work in 57 A.D., his epistles are part of the best selling work in the world. Paul of Tarsus was one of the greatest orators that have ever lived, and his writings and speech mannerisms are still practiced to this day by preachers and lay people the world over. Introduction: I. Background information of Paul and what led him to become the ultimate witness of Christ to the Gentiles....   [tags: Free Essays] 409 words
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Zagreb, Croatia - SUBJECT: ZAGREB, CROATIA Welcome to one of the most beautiful cities in Central Europe, Zagreb. Although located in a country plagued by war, it offers safety, a strong history, and many tourism destinations. It is considered to be “the focal point of culture and science, and now of commerce and industry as well” in Croatia. HISTORY: Originally a “suburb of the ancient Roman town of Andautonia”, the Mongols invaded it in 1242. It became an important city of Croatia and Slovenia, which at the present time were provinces of Hungary, in the later part of the 13th century....   [tags: essays research papers] 586 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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Gulliver's Travels - The author of Gulliver’s Travels os Jonathan Swift. He was born on November 30, 1667 in Dublin, Ireland (Cody, 1). At an early age his father past away and because of this sudden death Swift’s mother soon moved back to England. Swift, in the care of his relatives, was sent to school at Kilkenny Grammar School. He then attended Trinity College but did not finish his schooling because the school was closed because of a revolution occurring in the government (Cody, 2). Swift then moved to England where he became the secretary for Sir William Temple....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Jonathan Swift] 624 words
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Sacred Archetypes - Stonehenge depicts barrows of hedged monuments that are located in the Wiltshire county of England Salisbury Plains consisting of long and round, bowls, bells, and discs in singles, twins, and triples barrows. These monuments served a religious purpose of the age, which has a relation to the surrounding barrows, similar to that of a church to a churchyard, or a cathedral in later cultures of England and other neighboring countries. People of this era of architecture shifted from their nomadic lifestyle (hunters and gathers) into a much improved food producing cultures, after settling in certain areas where they started using stones to put up magnificent structures....   [tags: Religious Purposes, Architecture]
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Donatello - Donatello Donatello’s real name is Donato di Niccolo di Betto Bardi (1386-1466). Donatello was a master of sculpture in bronze and marble and was one of the greatest Italian Renaissance artists of his time. A lot is known about his life and career but little is known about his character and personality. He never married and seems to be a man of simple tastes. Patrons often found him hard to deal with and he demanded a lot of artistic freedom. The inscriptions and signatures on his works are among the earliest examples of classical Roman lettering....   [tags: essays papers]
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Donatello - Donatello was born in Florence, Italy in1386. The full name of Donatello is Donato di Niccolo di Belto Bardi (“Donatello” par 1, 2, 3). His dad was a wool comber (“Donatello” par 1, 2). There was not much information found on his mom. He had a first job and that in the workshop of Lerenzo Ghilberti, a gothic sculptor, between 1404 and 1407(“Donatello” par 1, 2, 3). After that job he worked at a Florence Cathedral in 1407. At the Cathedral he decorated tombs and pulpits and made portrait busts and monuments (“Donatello” par 1, 2)....   [tags: Biography] 585 words
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THE BLACK PRINCE - THE BLACK PRINCE Edward was born the eldest son of Edward III, king of England. For most of his life he was know as Edward of Woodstock, but we know him as the Black Prince. He was created duke of Cornwall in 1337, the first duke to be created in England, and prince of Wales in 1343. In 1355, he joined his father in the campaigns of the Hundred Years War, as his father's lieutenant. He established his reputation for valor at the battle of CrÈcy (1346) for his command of the right wing of the English army....   [tags: Essays Papers] 701 words
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Joan of Arc - Joan of Arc also called the maid of Orleans, a patron saint of France and a national heroine, led the struggle to the English invasion of France in the Hundred Years War. She was the third of five to a farmer named Jacques Darc and his wife Isabelle de Vouthon in the town of Domremy on the border of provinces of Champagne and Lorraine. During most of her childhood she attended her father’s herd in the fields and learning religion and housekeeping skills from her mother. When Joan was approximately 12 years old, she began hearing “voices” of Saint Michael, Saint Catherine, and Saint Margaret believing them to have been sent by God....   [tags: maid of Orleans, saint of France] 516 words
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George Frederick Handel - German-English composer, George Frederick Handel, is one of the greatest composers of the Baroque period if not of all time. His work, Messiah, is one of the most famous and beloved works of music in the world. During his career in music, Handel composed Italian cantatas, oratorios (like Messiah), Latin Church Music, and several operas. Handel moved around from country to country writing, composing, and producing music for royalty such as Queen Anne and George of Hanover. In his life, Handel mastered several instruments including the violin and the harpsichord....   [tags: essays research papers] 631 words
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joan of arc - One of the most heroic legends of a woman is Joan of Arc. She was a brave and outstanding woman. She was a leader and had a lot of courage for all that she has battled and conquered. Joan of arc was born at Domerey in Champagne, around 1412. In French, her name was Jeanne d’Arc. She was born the third of five children to a peasant farmer, Jacques d’Arc and third of five children to a peasant farmer, Jacques d’Arc and mother Isabelle de Vouthon. They were poor, but not needy. Her childhood was spent attending her father’s herds in the fields....   [tags: essays research papers] 495 words
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Copernicus - Nicolas Copernicus Nicolas Copernicus 1473-1543 Physics February 8, 2000 Nicolas Copernicus Nicolas Copernicus 1473-1543 Copernicus was born in Poland in 1473, he started his education at Cracow University. There he studied mathematics and optics. From here he went to Italy, where he was appointed as a canon in the cathedral of Frauenburg, where he spent a comfortable academic life studding. Copernicus had some small hobbies while at the cathedral, he painted, and frequently translated Greek poetry into Latin....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Mount Rushmore - Mount Rushmore In the Black Hills of South Dakota, there is a monument that is dedicated to four of the most influential figures in American history. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt are names that still to this day trigger thoughts of greatness and awe-inspiring men. All four of these men were presidents of the United States. They each had a signature style or brought a particular ideal the American forefront. George Washington was known as the "father of our country." Thomas Jefferson co-authored the Declaration of Independence....   [tags: Presidents History Papers]
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Bush's Agenda - This analytical article is simply giving a list of the new agenda the re-elected president has. The war on terrorism, Iraq, Social Security, Tax code, medical malpractice, and guest worker program are the highlights. His inaugural speech was filled with ideas of “freedom” and “liberty”. Bush sets out on 2nd term with ambitious plans President Bush today set forth on an ambitious second-term agenda of reshaping Social Security and sparking democracy in the Middle East after wrapping up his inaugural today with moments of prayer and reflection....   [tags: US President's responsibilities] 823 words
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Lorenzo Ghiberti - LORENZO GHIBERTI EDUCATION AND TRAINING Lorenzo Ghiberti was born as Lorenzo di Bartolo in 1378 in Florence, Italy. His mother’s second husband, Bartolo di Michele trained Lorenzo as a goldsmith. Ghiberti also received training as a painter. According to his autobiography, he left Florence in 1400 to work with a painter in the town of Pesaro for its ruler, Sigismondo Malatesta. His education as a goldsmith helped him create his greatest piece of work, “The Gates of Paradise.” ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS Ghiberti’s big break came when he went back to Florence in 1401 after hearing that a competition was being held for the commision to make a pair of bronze doors for the Bapt...   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Princess Diana - Throughout Princess Diana’s lifetime she loved, cared, and helped others along the way. She had many accomplishments in life. Such as her children and her many organizations. Lady Diana Frances Spencer was born on July 1, 1961 at Park House, a residence on the royal estate at Sandringham. She was the third of four children and the youngest daughter. Diana was born to her father Edward John Spencer Viscount Althorp and mother Frances Roche Spencer (King 27). Diana shared her home with two older sisters, Sarah and Jane and a younger brother Charles (Kantrowitz 40)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Princess Diana - Princess Diana of Whales was a very wonderful person. She touched many lives and went through many turmoils herself. I decided to do my paper on Princess Diana of Wales, not only because I am named after her, but of my interest in such a wonderful role model. Lady Diana Frances Spencer, was born on 1 July 1961 at Park House near Sandringham, Norfolk. She was the youngest daughter of the then Viscount and Viscountess Althorp, now the late (8th) Earl Spencer and the Hon Mrs. Shand-Kydd, daughter of the 4th Baron Fermoy....   [tags: essays research papers] 1005 words
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