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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart   Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
He showed musical gifts at a very early age, composing when he was five and when he was six playing before the Bavarian elector and the Austrian empress. Leopold felt that it was proper, and might also be profitable, to exhibit his children's God-giv...
 
    Willem Bilderdijk, Dutch Poet   Willem Bilderdijk, Dutch Poet
Willem Bilderdijk was a Dutch poet. His parents were ardent partisans of the House of Orange-Nassau, and Bilderdijk grew up with strong monarchical and Calvinistic convictions. After studying at Leiden University, Bilderdijk obtained his doctorate in...
 
    William Godwin, Philosopher and Novelist   William Godwin, Philosopher and Novelist
William Godwin was an English journalist, political philosopher and novelist. He is considered one of the first exponents of utilitarianism, and the first modern proponent of anarchism. Godwin is most famous for two books that he published within the...
 
    Natural History of Religion, Hume   Natural History of Religion, Hume
Principal Writings on Religion Including Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion and the Natural History of Religion. David Hume is one of the most provocative philosophers to have written in the English language. His skeptical accounts of the causes a...
 
    George Vancouver   George Vancouver
An English navigator and explorer, Vancouver sailed on Capt. James Cook's 2nd and 3rd voyages. In 1791, he set out for the NW coast of America. He rounded the Cape of Good Hope, explored the coasts of Australia and New Zealand, and visited Tahiti and...
 
    William Blake, Poet and Painter   William Blake, Poet and Painter
William Blake was a British poet, painter, visionary mystic, and engraver, who illustrated and printed his own books. Blake proclaimed the supremacy of the imagination over the rationalism and materialism of the 18th- century. Misunderstanding shadow...
 
    Thomas Telford, Scottish Civil Engineer   Thomas Telford, Scottish Civil Engineer
Thomas Telford was a Scottish civil engineer, architect and stonemason, and a noted road, bridge and canal builder. Apprenticeship as a stonemason laid the basis for Telford's move via Edinburgh to London, where he worked on Somerset House (1782), be...
 
    Marquis de La Fayette, Lafayette   Marquis de La Fayette, Lafayette
Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de La Fayette was a French aristocrat and military officer. La Fayette is considered a national hero in both France and the United States for his participation in the American and French revolutions. In 2002, he was posthum...
 
    Charles X of France   Charles X of France
Charles X ruled as King of France and of Navarre from 16 September 1824 until 2 August 1830. A younger brother to Kings Louis XVI and Louis XVIII, he supported the latter in exile and eventually succeeded him. His rule of almost six years came to an...
 
    Robespierre, Leader French Revolution   Robespierre, Leader French Revolution
Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre, known to his contemporaries also as "the Incorruptible", is one of the best known of the leaders of the French Revolution. He earned the nickname of "the Incorruptible" through his selfless devotion t...
 
    Horatio Nelson, Admiral   Horatio Nelson, Admiral
200 years after his death, Horatio Nelson is still Britain's most popular hero. Nelson's great victories at the Nile (1 August 1798) and Copenhagen (2 April 1801) made him an international hero in his own lifetime. He was mobbed in the streets, lik...
 
    Dessalines, Leader Haitian Revolution   Dessalines, Leader Haitian Revolution
Jean-Jacques Dessalines was a leader of the Haitian Revolution and the first ruler of an independent Haiti under the 1801 constitution. Initially regarded as governor-general, Dessalines later named himself Emperor Jacques I of Haiti (18041806). He...
 
    Ochterlony, British General   Ochterlony, British General
Sir David Ochterlony, 1st Baronet GCB, was a British general. In 1777, he went as a cadet to India, where he served under Lord Lake in the battles of Koil, Aligarh and Delhi, and was appointed resident at Delhi in 1803. As the official British reside...
 
    James Monroe, 5th US President   James Monroe, 5th US President
James Monroe was the fifth President of the United States (1817-1825), and the fourth Virginian to hold the office. Monroe, a close ally of Thomas Jefferson was a diplomat who supported the French Revolution. He played a leading role in the War of 18...
 
    Leopold of Limburg Stirum, Driemanschap   Leopold of Limburg Stirum, Driemanschap
Leopold Count van Limburg Stirum (born Hoogeveen March 12, 1758, died 's-Gravenhage June 25, 1840) was a politician who was part of the Dutch triumvirate that took power in 1813 in order to re-establish the monarchy in the Netherlands. Leopold was...
 
       
         



 
 
         
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