In 1635, John Milton and his family moved to Horton, Buckinghamshire, where he continued his studies in Greek, Latin, and Italian. He traveled to France and Italy in the late 1630s, meeting the theologian Hugo Grotius in Paris, France, and the astronomer Galileo in Florence, Italy. Milton returned to London in 1639, where he set up a school for his nephews. He did not write much, for he was silenced by the civil war for twenty long years. Milton was concerned for the puritan cause, so during the civil war, he wrote a series of pamphlets against episcopacy (1642), on divorce (1643), in defense of the liberty of the press (1644), and in support of the regicides (1649).
Nostradamus had a life filled with many twists and turns and has made many prophecies that have come true during the twentieth century. His grandfathers were the first people to notice his display of talent for prophecy when Nostradamus was very young. His grandfathers taught him a wide range of subjects: classical literature, history, medicine, astrology, and herbal folk medicine. At the age of fourteen, he went to study in the city of Avignon. In 1522, at the age of nineteen, he enrolled in the University of Montpellier as a medical student.
Girolamo Savonarola was born in Ferrara,21 September, 1452. He was the son of Niccolo Savonarola and Elena Bonaccorsi. Of the seven children they had together, Girolamo was the third child. He was educated by his paternal grandfather, Michele, a very well educated doctor He was also a man of rigid moral and religious principles. His grandfather was a very successful physician who oversaw his education and wanted to help his grandson.
After Peyrot de Nostradamus' death Nostradamus moved back in with his parents, Jacques and Reynière. It is thought that his other grandfather took over his education for a while, but the family decided to send Nostradamus to Avignon, which at that period was the center of Renaissance learning. At Avignon, Nostradamus spent many hours at University libraries. Nostradamus' biggest interest was astrology. His interest in astrology began to worry his parents, and by the advice of his grandfather he was sent to the University of Montpellier to study medicine.
John Locke was born on August 29, 1632 in a cottage in Wrington, Somerset, which is about 12 miles away from Bristol. John Locke’s father was a country lawyer and clerk to the Justices of the Peace. After John was born his family moved to the town of Pensford, which is about 7 miles south of Bristol. Locke was sent to Westminster School in London in 1647 under the sponsorship of Alexander Popham. After he finished his studies he was admitted to Christ Church, located in Oxford.
Nostradamus, a French Jew converted to Christian who lived in France in the 16th century. Born Michel de Nostredame on December 14th 1503 in St. Remy, France. He was the oldest of five children. His grandfather, Jean, taught him Latin, Greek, Hebrew, mathematics and astrology at an early age. Nostradamus received a medical degree in 1529 and became a physician.
Charles Darwin was born in England in 1809, in a wealthy family that consists of six siblings, financier and doctors. In 1818, he was sent to Anglican Shrewsbury School as boarder; he also worked in the university hospital of Edinburgh as apprentice doctor for a year. He joined the group of natural history as student in the Plinian Society which involved in deliberations of radical materialism. Darwin involved in the marine invertebrates life cycle and anatomy research which was taken by a scientist known as Robert Edmund Grant. Moreover, his insatiable concern in natural history infuriated his father and in 1828, his father sent him to Christ’s College at Cambridge to become a person but he did not qualify except in an ordinary course.
The Earth-centered universe of Aristotle and Ptolemy were Western thinking for almost 2000 years until the 16th century when Copernicus proposed his theory. Copernicus was born on February 19, 1473 in Thorn, Poland. He was the youngest son of four children and the son of a prosperous merchant. Following his father's death, his Uncle Lukas Watzelrode, bishop of Ermland, adopted him. Copernicus began his studies in Thorn and then at the University of Cracow where he studied mathematics and became very interested in humanistic studies.1 Copernicus left Cracow for Italy where he went to the Universities of Bologna and later Padua.
A decade later, he moved to Rome serving as a senator and vice president of the Italian Senate. In 1856 Cannizzaro married Henrietta Withers and had one son. During his last years Cannizzaro received honors and awards including the Copley Medal of the Royal Society in 1891. When he died he died in 1910, he impacted, provided, and left behind essential service in creating the modern science of chemistry.
Although he is one of the most important Theologians of his time, little information is known of him. He was probably born in Northern Italy at Lumellogno in Navarre at around 1100 He attended Bologna possibly Vercelli, France to study first in Reins and then in Paris. He was then elected bishop of Paris in 1159; he soon died a year later. Peter was an Italian theologian and bishop of Paris, his Four Books of Sentences became the main theological handbook of the Middle Ages. He was a student at Paris, where he was the student of the French philosopher Peter Abelard.