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Heinz Sielmann

Heinz Sielmann was a world famous wildlife photographer, zoologist and documentary filmmaker. Heinz Sielmann was degree in Biology and specialized in Zoology, in 1940, at the Imperial Posen University Poland. His work includes award-winning movie ...

Hans Sebald Beham

Hans Sebald Beham was a German printmaker who did his best work as an engraver. He also designed woodcuts, painted and worked as a miniaturist. He is one of the most important of the "Little Masters", a group of German artists making old master p ...

Albrecht Durer

Albrecht Durer was a German painter, engraver and mathematician. He was born on May 21, 1471 and died on April 6, 1528 in Nuremberg, Germany and is best known as a maker of old master prints. His prints were often in a series, so that there is a ...

Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi

Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi was a German mathematician who contributed to elliptic functions, differential equations, determinants, and number theory. He was the first Jewish mathematician to be appointed professor at a German university.

Wilhelm Hauff

Wilhelm Hauff was a German poet and novelist. Some of his works are very popular in German speaking countries to this day, such as Der kleine Muck, Kalif Storch and Die Geschichte von dem Gespensterschiff - all set in the Orient and Der Zwerg Nas ...

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel was a German philosopher born in Stuttgart, Wurttemberg, which is now southwest Germany. He started Hegelianism and is a part of German Idealism. He influenced many writers and philosophers, including those who agree ...

Hans Knappertsbusch

Hans Knappertsbusch, 12 March 1888, died Munich, 25 October 1965) was a German conductor. He conducted some of Europes best orchestras. He was especially known for conducting the music of Richard Wagner, Anton Bruckner and Richard Strauss.

Willem Kes

Willem Kes was a Dutch conductor. He was the first conductor of the Concertgebouw Orchestra. Kes learned the violin, studying with the famous Joseph Joachim in Berlin. From 1876 he started his career as a conductor. When the Concertgebouw Orchest ...

Piet Derksen

Piet Derksen was a Dutch businessman who founded Center Parcs. He was also a philanthropist. He donated all his fortune to charity.

Karel Doorman

Karel Willem Frederik Marie Doorman was a Dutch admiral during World War II. In 1942 he was made commander of the combined American, British, Dutch and Australian fleet in the Dutch East Indies. In February 1942, he led his fleet against a much s ...

Willem Mengelberg

Willem Mengelberg was a Dutch conductor. He is famous for conducting the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam for fifty years, making them one of the world’s finest orchestras.

Go Eun-bi

Go Eunbi, better known by her stage name Eunb, was a South Korean singer. She was a member of the South Korean girl group Ladies Code. EunB was born in Seoul. She graduated from the high school Hanlim Multi Art School. She was related to SBS anch ...

Yi Sun-sin

Admiral Yi Sun-sin was born in Geoncheon-dong, Seoul, Josun dynasty on March 8, 1545. Owing to the poverty of his family, he moved to and grew up in his mothers hometown, Asan, in Chungcheongnam-do province. He became a warrior at the late age of ...

Proto-Indo-Europeans

The Proto-Indo-Europeans were a group of people after the last Ice age. Their existence, from 4000 BC or earlier, is implied by their language. They were the speakers of the Proto-Indo-European language, an unwritten but now partly reconstructed ...

Irish people

The Irish are an ethnic group who come from or came from the island of Ireland. There are two countries on the island of Ireland: the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Historically, the Irish have been primarily a Celtic people. Many coun ...

Ulster Scots people

Ulster Scots are an ethnic group in Ireland, descended from Lowland Scots and English from the border of those two countries, were "Border Reivers". These people first began to occupy Ireland in large numbers with the Plantation of Ulster, ordere ...

Helen Dixon

Helen Dixon is the Irish Commissioner for data protection. Dixon was appointed as head of the Irish Data Protection Commission in September 2014. Before that, from November 2009 to 2014 she was Registrar of Companies within the Ministry of Trade, ...

Rosie Hackett

Hackett was born on July 25, 1893, in Dublin, Ireland. Her family was hardworking, but they did not have very much money. They lived in a small, broken, dirty building with many people. Her father died when she was young. A few years later, she w ...

Rocca Petru

Rocca Petru was a poet and writer from Corsica, who wanted his island free from France. At first, he supported the Corsica becoming a part of Italy, but then promoted the autonomy of Corsica after World War II.

Henri Cornet

Henri Cornet was a French cyclist who won the second Tour de France in 1904. Born in Desvres, Pas-de-Calais, France, he was 18 years old when he raced in the Tour de France. The race was spoiled by many problems including irate spectators throwin ...

Albert Roussel

Albert Charles Paul Marie Roussel was a French composer. Roussel spent seven years as a midshipman. He only turned to music as an adult. But he then became one of the most important composers of the years between the two world wars. His earlier m ...

Louis Daguerre

Louis-Jacques-Mande Daguerre was a French artist and physicist, recognized for his invention of the daguerreotype process of photography. He became known as one of the fathers of photography. Though he is most famous for his contributions to phot ...

Eugene Delacroix

Ferdinand Victor Eugene Delacroix was a French Romantic artist regarded from the outset of his career as the leader of the French Romantic school. Delacroixs use of expressive brushstrokes and his study of the optical effects of colour profoundly ...

Pope Urban V

Pope Urban V, born Guillaume Grimoard, was a French cleric of the Roman Catholic Church and the 201st Pope from 1362 until his death in 1370. He was the sixth of the seven popes who lived in Avignon in France.

Jeanne Rij-Rousseau

Jeanne Rij-Rousseau was a French Cubist painter and an art theoretician. Rij-Rousseau was born in Cande. From 1890 on, she lived in Paris and moved in an artistic circle with painters of the "Ile de la Grande Jatte" in Montmartre. She was a stude ...

Dina Manfredini

Dina Manfredini was an Italian-born American supercentenarian who was, at the time of her death, the oldest person ever born in Europe, surpassing the record of Danish-born Christian Mortensen by just five days, as well as the eighth verified per ...

Giovanni Carnovali

Giovanni Carnovali was an Italian painter. He was also known as Piccio, a nickname which means "little one". Most of his paintings were portraits but he also painted scenes from the Bible and Greek and Roman mythology.

Tranquillo Cremona

Tranquillo Cremona was an Italian painter. He painted mostly portraits, but he also painted historical subjects such as Marco Polo At The Court of Kubla Khan.

Francesco Filippini

Filippini was born in Brescia, in Lombardy in northern Italy, on 18 September 1853, into a poor family. His father Lorenzo was a carpenter, his mother Silvia Signoria a seamstress. He was soon sent to work, first as a waiter in a pastry shop, lat ...

Pope Paul VI

Pope Paul VI, born Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini, was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 263rd Pope from 1963 until his death in 1978. Paul was a spiritual leader and the head of the church bureaucracy.

Juan Canaveris

He was born in Saluzzo, Piedmont, Kingdom of Sardinia in 1738 or 1748. His parents were Gabriel Canaveri and Margarita Jugluns, but he changed his name from the Italian-sounding Canaveri to the Spanish-sounding Canaveris later on. Canaveris becam ...

Agostino Mario Comanducci

Agostino Mario Comanducci, also known A.M. Comanducci, was an art critic, curator and art historian from Italy. He was born in Sansepolcro and died in Milan. He wrote several books and articles on Italian art history and artists. His most well-kn ...

Pope John Paul I

Pope John Paul I, born Albino Luciani, was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 264th Pope for 33 days in 1978. His name was a combination of the names of the two popes who came before him. The name "John Paul" honors Pope John ...

Frank Blas

Frank Flores Blas, Sr. was a Guamanian politician, businessman and member of the Republican Party of Guam. Blas served as the Lieutenant Governor of Guam from 1987 until 1995 under Governor Joseph Franklin Ada.

Elgin Baylor

Elgin Gay Baylor was an American basketball player, coach, and executive. He played 13 seasons as a forward in the National Basketball Association. Baylor played for the Minneapolis / Los Angeles Lakers, appearing in eight NBA Finals. Baylor was ...

John Foster Dulles

Dulles was born on 25 February 1888 in Washington, DC. He went to public school in Watertown, New York, and also went to three different colleges. In 1908, he graduated from Princeton University, went to the Sorbonne in Paris for two years, and a ...

Paula Danziger

Danziger was born in Washington, D.C. to Samuel and Carolyn Danziger. Though she struggled in school as a child, she attended Montclair State University in New Jersey and earned a degree in 1967. She was a middle school teacher in New Jersey from ...

Ernst Happel

Ernst Franz Hermann Happel was a former Austrian football player and football coach. He has played for SK Rapid Wien, RC Paris and the Austria national team.

Henry Purcell

Henry Purcell was an English composer. He was born in 1659 in Westminster, London, he died 21 November 21 1695, Westminster). Many musicians think he is the greatest English composer of all times. Although he only lived until he was 36, he wrote ...

Lady Frances Brandon

Lady Frances Brandon was the daughter of Mary Tudor and Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk. She was married to Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk and had three daughters: Jane, Mary and Katherine. Her daughter Jane became the Queen of England for nine days.

Eleanor of Castile

Eleanor of Castile was the queen of Edward I of England. She was also Countess of Ponthieu from 1279 until her death in 1290. Edward and Eleanor married at the monastery of Las Huelgas, Burgos on 1 November 1254. Several of her relatives came to ...

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde

James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde PC was an Anglo-Irish politician and soldier. From 1641 to 1647, he was the leader in the fight against the Irish Catholic Confederation. From 1649 to 1650 he was top commander of the Royalist forces fighting aga ...

The Unknown Warrior

The unknown warrior was buried in Westminster Abbey on November 11, 1920. The tomb is covered by a slab of black Belgian marble and is the only tomb in Westminster Abbey that people may not walk on. It has an inscription on it that is written by ...

Philip Carteret

Philip Carteret was an English officer in the Royal Navy. He sailed as a lieutenant on John Byrons circumnavigation of the world in 1764. He went around the world again as part of the Royal Navys exploration in 1766.

Matthew Flinders

Matthew Flinders was an English navigator and cartographer. He was the leader of the first circumnavigation of Australia and identified it as a continent. Flinders made three voyages to the southern ocean between 1791 and 1810. In the second voya ...

Walter Raleigh

Sir Walter Raleigh was an English aristocrat, writer, poet, soldier, spy, and explorer. He helped make tobacco popular in England, especially among people in the royal court. Raleigh was born to a Protestant family in East Budleigh, in Devon, the ...

Oliver Cromwell

Oliver Cromwell was an English military and political leader best known for making England a republic and leading the Commonwealth of England and primarily because of ethnic cleansing activities in Ireland euphemistically called as Cromwellian Ge ...

Alfred the Great

Alfred the Great was King of Wessex from 871 to 899. He was the first monarch from the British Isles to style himself as King of the Anglo-Saxons and so he is sometimes considered the first English king. Alfred started the Royal Navy in the 9th c ...

Charles I of England

Charles I, was the king of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649. He was a son of James VI and I. He was married to Henrietta Maria of France. He was executed during the English Civil War.

Edgar the Atheling

Edgar the Aethling was a claimant to the throne of England in 1066 after Edward the Confessor died. Edgar was a popular choice among the English, because he was English and a grandson of Edmund Ironside. Edgar was born in Hungary because his fath ...

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Pino - logical board game which is based on tactics and strategy. In general this is a remix of chess, checkers and corners. The game develops imagination, concentration, teaches how to solve tasks, plan their own actions and of course to think logically. It does not matter how much pieces you have, the main thing is how they are placement!

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