- Sigmund Freud
1856 - 1939
Sigmund Freud was born in the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1856, it was in the Czech Republic. His father was a small time merchant, and Freud's mother was his second wife. Freud had two half-brothers some 20 years older than himself. His family moved to Vienna when he was four years old, and though he often claimed he hated the city, he lived there until it was occupied by Germany in 1938. Freud's family background was Jewish, though his father was a fre...
- J.D. Salinger
Jerome David Salinger, known as J.D., is an American short story writer and novelist. He was born on January 1, 1919 and is still alive at the age of 81. J.D. Salinger was born and raised in Manhattan. He went to prep school at Valley Forge Military Academy from 1934-1936. He spent 5 months in Europe when he was 18 or 19 years old. Then, in 1937 and 1938 he studied at Ursinus College and New York University. From 1939 to 1942, he went to Columbia University where...
- Glorious Sceptre
The Immortal Sceptre
Within the Iliad Homer portrays through association and symbolism the sceptre as a representation of divine power. Agamemnon is the nominal owner of this sceptre, on which much emphasis is placed in the early stages of the poem. This relic, a sceptre once owned by Zeus, has a kingly and divine past and, as a result, is a symbol of authority, power, and recognition within the kingdom of Greece. Homer’s discussion of the sceptre in Books I and II serves ...
- Charles W. Chesnutt
Charles W. Chesnutt
Charles W. Chesnutt
Though born in Cleveland in 1858, the grandson of a white man and the son of free blacks, Charles W. Chesnutt grew up in Fayetteville, North Carolina where his family, having left the South originally in 1856, returned after the Civil War. Chesnutt who had little formal education taught himself and also received tutoring from family members. Chesnutt is known as one of the great American novelist and short-story writers of the late 19th century.
- Charles Dickens
An Essay On Charles Dickens
Did you know that Charles Dickens thought that Americans were distasteful? There is a reason
for this and you will find out if you read my essay. This will be a discussion on the famous author Charles Dickens and his life.
The great author Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812, he was the son of
John and Elizabeth Dickens. Charles Dickens father, John Dickens, was a clerk in a Navy pay office. John was very bad with finances so he ...
- JFK: Was His Assassination Inevitable?
JFK: Was His Assassination Inevitable?
JFK: Was His Assassination Inevitable?
A popular misconception is that President John F. Kennedy's assassination was an isolated event perpetrated by one man. This could not be farther from the truth. Instead, it was the result of a complex combination of domestic and foreign events. When President Kennedy was in office, he had to deal with many issues, ranging from business and finance to crime-fighting and war issues. Perhaps it is not as important to ...
- The Life Of Rene Descartes
The Life of Rene' Descartes
Rene' Descartes was a French mathematician, philosopher and anatomist. He
contributed a great deal to modern ideas , particularly those concerned with geometry. He
was known in his time as a mechanist, because he believed that nature could be
explained through rational means, and inherent patterns could be found. During his life,
Descartes remade geometry and made modern geometry possible.
Rene' Descartes was born on March, 31 1596 in La Haye, Touraine, wh...
- Jack Kevorkian
After talks with her husband, sons, minister, and local doctors; Janet Adkins decided she didn¹t want to undergo the sustained mental deterioration that Alzheimer¹s Disease caused (Uhlman 111). She began to realize she had the disease when she started forgetting songs and failed to recognize notes as she played the piano (Filene 188). ³She read in Newsweek about Dr. Jack Kevorkian and his ŒMercitron¹ machine, then saw him on the ŒDonahue¹ Television show² (Filene 188)....
- Albert Camus
Albert Camus is one of the most renowned authors in the twentieth century. With works such as Caligula, The Stranger, Nuptials, and The Plague, he has impacted the world of literature to a great extent. This great success was not just "given" to him "on a silver platter" however. He endured many hardships and was plagued with great illness in his short life. Camus is a great role model and idol for us all.
Camus was born into poverty on November 2, 1913 in Mondovi, Algeri...
- Molly Brown
The woman who would come to be known as the "Unsinkable Molly Brown" was born
on Denkler Alley and Butler Street in Hannibal, Missouri on July 18, 1867. She was born during
a very bad thunderstorm and her mother predicted right then that Molly would not be "just
another pretty face." Margaret (Molly's birth name) grew up in a small town with a surprisingly
small population of less than 20,000 people. (Heroine of the Titanic, 1) Margaret attended
school for thirteen years....
Rene Descartes was one of the most influential thinkers in the history of the philosophy. Born in 1596, he lived to become a great mathematician, scientist, and philosopher. In fact, he became one of the central intellectual figures of the sixteen hundreds. He is believed by some to be the father of modern philosophy, although he was hampered by living in a time when other prominent scientists, such as Galileo, were persecuted for their discoveries and beliefs. Although this proba...
- The Youth Of Francis
The Youth of Francis
Giovanni Bernardone was born around September 1182 to Giovanna (Pica) and Pietro di Bernardone. When little Giovanni was born, his father, a very successful cloth merchant, was on a business trip to Champagne, France, to buy fine French cloth. In his absence, his mother had him baptized him John. When his father arrived home, he was outraged to find his son named John, and had it changed to Francesco, or "Frenchman".
When Francis was about 10, his wealthy parents se...
- Ida B. Wells
Ida B. Wells
The Success of Ida B. Wells
"One had better die fighting against injustice than die like
a dog or a rat in a trap."
- Ida B. Wells
Ida B. Wells was an important figure in Black American
History. She was born a slave in Mississippi in 1862.
Wells was able to gain an education and, later, became a
journalist for various Negro papers. Through her writing,
she was able to attack...
- King Tut
King Tutankhamen The Boy King
King Tutankhamen ,or King Tut, was one of the youngest kings to reign over any country. "The Boy King" is best remembered for his magnificent funeral treasures, including his elaborate golden burial mask. King Tut achieved a measure of immortality through his glittering burial treasures.
King Tut was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty who reigned from about 1348 to 1339 BC. His name can be spelled a variety of ways including Tu...
- Napoleon Bonaparte
Napoleon Bonaparte was possibly Frances greatest military mind ever. He was promoted through the ranks by hard
work, dedication and his ability to think quickly. He eventually worked his way up to become the Emperor of
Napoleon was born on August 15, in the year of 1769. He was born at Ajaccio, Corsica. This was a small island off
the coast of North Africa. Napoleon’s parents Letizia and Carlo Bonaparte reserved Napoleon a spot at a French
military school, ...