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A Biography of Gerardus Mercator
On March fifth, 1512, a boy soon to be one of the greatest influences on the exploration of our planet, was born. Originally named Gerard de Cremere, Gerardus Mercator first studied at Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands, then in 1530, at the age of 18, entered the University of Louvain, studying humanities and philosophy. Fro...
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A Biography of Gerardus Mercator, a German Cartographer
On March fifth, 1512, a boy soon to be one of the greatest influences on the exploration of our planet, was born. Originally named Gerard de Cremere, Gerardus Mercator first studied at Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands, then in 1530, at the age of 18, entered the University of Louvain, studying humanities and philosophy. Fro...
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An Overview of the Biographies of Andrew Jackson, Martin van Buren and William H. Harrison
Biographies: Jackson, Van Buren, and Harrison President Andrew Jackson The election of the seventh President, Andrew Jackson, in 1828 is said
to be the first modern election of our time. It was the first election
where the personalities of each candidate were the issues. Mr. Jackson attacked John Adam's as &...
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The Life and Career of Georgia Totto O'Keeffe
Georgia O'Keeffe Georgia Totto O'Keeffe was born in the year on November 15, 1887. She was one of seven children and spent most of her childhood on a farm, with the typical farm animals and rolling hills. O'Keeffe's aunt, not her mother, was mostly responsible for raising her. O'Keeffe did not care much for her aunt,...
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A Biography of Samuel Clemens Also Known as Mark Twain
Mark Twain is the pseudonym of Samuel Clemens, who was born on November 30th, 1835. Mark Twain was an American writer, journalist and humorist, who won many awards for his two most famous pieces: "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "Adventures of Tom Sawyer". He was born in the city of Florida, Mis...
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An Introduction to the Life of Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great Born Late July 356 BC in Pella, Macedonia Died June,10 323 BC in The Palace of Nabukodonossor, Babylon Alexandros III Philippou Makedonon, (Alexander the Great, Alexander III of Macedon), King of Macedonia, was born in July 356 BC in Pella, Macedonia. He was one of the greatest military geniuses in...
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James Byron Dean
James Byron Dean James Byron Dean was born February 8, 1931, in the Seven Gables apartment, in Marion, Indiana. His parents were Winton and Mildren Dean, formerly Mildren Wilson. James stayed in Indiana until he was six. His dad, who was a dental technician, moved the family to Los Angeles. (Actually his dad was transfer...
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A Critical Analysis of William Shakespeare's Work and the Main Facts That Influenced Him
INTRODUCTION William Shakespeare is considered the greatest dramatist and poet the world has ever known. A natural poet whose work will last as long as nature because they are a copy of the indestructible forms of nature. The power of his work is centered in the understanding of human soul and the power of nature over hi...
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The Biographies of Rosa Parks and Muhammad Ali, and the Discovery of DNA Structure
Rosa Parks: Angry Bus Rider Rosa Parks was tired. She'd just spent all day sewing and pressing clothes at the Montgomery, Alabama, department store, where she was a tailor's assistant. Her feet, neck and shoulders ached as she arrived at her bus stop to go home. The thought of standing during the ride did not sit well wi...
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A Biography of William Shakespeare, an English Playwright
William Shakespeare was a great English playwright, dramatist and poet who lived during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Shakespeare is considered to be the greatest playwright of all time. No other writer's plays have been produced so many times or read so widely in so many countries as his. Shakespe...
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A Biography of Carl Friedrich Gauss the Mathematician
Carl Friedrich Gauss was a German mathematician and scientist who dominated the mathematical community during and after his lifetime. His outstanding work includes the discovery of the method of least squares, the discovery of non-Euclidean geometry, and important contributions to the theory of numbers. Born in Brun...
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A Biography of Samantha Ann Olivia
At a very young age Samantha Ann Olivia had to endure hardships most people never have to experience. Most people grow up knowing their biological mother and father, but Samantha did not have this luxury. Born on September 14, 1982 she was given up for adoption almost immediately. At age two months she started her journ...
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A Brief Biography of Two Most Powerful and Influental Leaders of the 20th Sentury: Malcolm X and Martin Luther King
During the twentieth century Black people faced a lot of discrimination from the whites and found it very difficult to achieve civil rights. Black people were at one point denied of voting. In order for blacks to achieve civil rights they needed a leader to follow. Many black leaders did rise for the fight for civil rights,...
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A Biography of Carl August Sandburg a Poet and a Writer
Carl August Sandburg was born on January 6, 1878. He was born to August and Clara Sandburg. His father was a hard workingman and loved his family very much. He wasn't the best father in the whole world though. He wasn't very affectionate and some would say he wasn't able to raise Carl Sandburg and his sister correctly. His...
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A Biography of Dante Alighieri, the Great Italian Poet and a Hero in His Own Right
Dante Alighieri wrote when he was poor. Dante Alighieri wrote when he lost his loved ones. Dante Alighieri wrote when he was exiled out of Florence, Italy. How could he do it? Simple, he was prepared for challenges, independent, he had a focus, and always had a sense of higher purpose. From the point in time when Dante Alig...
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A Biography of Dante Alighieri One of the Greatest Poets of the Middle Ages
Dante Alighieri, one of the greatest poets of the Middle Ages, was born in Florence, Italy on June 5, 1265. He was born to a middle-class Florentine family. At an early age he began to write poetry and became fascinated with lyrics. During his adolescence, Dante fell inlove with a beautiful girl named Beatrice Portinari...
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Marshall Bruce Mathers Eminem Biography
Controversial rapper Eminem has rode a roller coaster ride of fame within the three years he has spent in the limelight. With his career, as well as his personal life, in the spotlight, Eminem has managed to create hit records and scandals simultaneously. Who would have thought a white trash boy from Detroit would event...
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A Biography of James Horner an American Musician
James Horner James Horner began his studies in classical piano at the age of five. He attended the Royal College of Music in London, before travelling to his native California to obtain his tertiary qualifications. He studied for a Bachelor of Music at the University of Southern California, and later completed a Masters...
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A Short Biography of Mother Teresa by Elaine Murray Stone
Mother Teresa's A life of love by Elaine Murray Stone Mother Teresa was born in the year 1910 in a small town called Skopje! Skopje is in the southern part of Yugoslavia. In her little years in Skopje she thought about helping the poor. One day when she was eighteen in her chapel she heard about missions in India she...
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A Biography of William Carey
William Carey was born on August 17, 1761 in the village of Northamptonshire in the midland region of England. Carey’s interest in education would form a major part of his life’s work, as the eldest son of a village school master and weaver, Edmund Carey. At the age of seven, Carey developed severe allergies and a skin dise...
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A Biography of William Shakespeare
William Shakespeares parents names were John Shakespeare, and Mary Shakespeare. There is no accurate birth date known yet. William Shakespeare began school at the age 7, in Stratford, his hometown. At the age 13, William began working with his father in the gloving business. When Shakespeare was young, he saw plays himself,...
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A Biography of Matt, James on the Fathomed Dirt Bikes
Who would have ever fathomed dirt bikes would enter mainstream sports as a fierce competitor? This sport is for people who love pushing it to the edge, people who love fear. Motocross exemplifies speed, power, and agility. If you put all these factors into one and you dont have the proper equipment to perform, tragedy can s...
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A Biography and Life Work of Martin Luther King Junior and Malcolm X
Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X grew up in different environments. King was raised in a comfortable middle-class family where education was stressed. On the other hand, Malcolm X came from and underprivileged home. He was a self-taught man who received little schooling and rose to g...
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A Biography of Carl Jung, One of the Founding Fathers of Psychology, Born in Kesswil on Lake Constance in Switzerland
Carl Jung is often referred to as one of the founding fathers of psychology. He's been called everything from a sinner to the person who helped revolutionized psychology. After dedicating more than half of his life to psychology he finally received recognition. Carl Jung was born in Kesswil on Lake Constance in Switzerlan...
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A Biography of Edgar Allan Poe a Writer
Best known for his poems and short fiction, Edgar Allan Poe, born in Boston on Jan. 19, 1809, deserves more credit than any other writer for the transformation of the short story from tale to art. He for the most part created the detective story and perfected the psychological thriller. He also produced some of the most...
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