Shakespeares Life

Shakespeare (William) was the most distinguished dramatic poet the world has had since the decline of Greece. He was the son of a wealthy woolen merchant at Stratford on the Avon, a market spot in the English. County Warwickshire, probably born on Apr. 23, 1564. His mother was a daughter of Robert of Wellington, and … Read more

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Short biography of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is probably the most famous German poet of all times and is considered a universal genius. He has gained recognition with important works not only in literature, but also in art theory and natural sciences. Goethe, for example, developed his own theory of color … Read more

Francisco Pizarro Biography

Francisco Pizarro was born around 1474 in Trujillo, Spain. Pizarro’s parents were Captain Gonzalo Pizarro and Francisca Gonzalez. His father was a poor farmer and his mother was of humble heritage. For most of his childhood he grew up herding his father’s pigs. In 1510, he went with Spanish explorer Alonzo de Ojeda on an … Read more

The Biography of Oliver Cromwell

Oliver Cromwell was born in Huntington on April 25, 1599 to Robert and Elizabeth Cromwell. Although he wasn’t a direct descendant of Henry VIII’s chief minister, Thomas Cromwell, Oliver Cromwell’s great-great-grandfather, Morgan Williams, married Thomas’ sister Katherine in 1497. It was Morgan and Katherine’s children who took the last name Cromwell in honor of their … Read more

O’Ree Biography

O’Ree was raised in a large family in Fredericton, NB. O’Ree’s father, Harry, was a civil engineer who worked in the road maintenance industry for the city of Fredericton. O’Ree started playing hockey at age three and organized hockey at age five. He instantly had a passion for the game. O’Ree played regularly on the … Read more

Syed Babar Ali

An Entrepreneur and industrialist of Pakistan Syed Babar Ali was born on June 1926.he is a Pakistani businessman and also former finance minister of Pakistan. He is the founder of packages limited, milk pack limited and now the Nestle Pakistan limited and the Lahore University of management sciences. Syed Babar Ali received his education from … Read more

Eric Whitacre, the American Composer

The American Composer named Eric Whitacre Eric Whitacre was born on the date January 2, 1970 in the town of Reno, Nevada. Whitacre grew up in his home-town Reno and began his musical career with his junior high marching band led by a man named Jim Burnett. He later changed to playing synthesizer in techno-pop … Read more

Robert Bryson Hall’s biography

Robert Bryson Hall is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and music producer better known by his stage name Logic. Coming from a broken family, he has had unfortunate experiences as a child. Growing up, he witnessed his brothers selling drugs, his father buying those drugs, his alcoholic mother and sisters getting beaten up by men. … Read more

The Biography of J.J Thompson

J.J. Thomson was born on December 18, 1856, in Cheetham Hill, England, near Manchester. His father was a bookseller who planned for Thomson to be an engineer. When an apprenticeship at an engineering firm couldn’t be found, Thomson was sent to pass his time at Owens College at the age of 14. In 1876, J.J … Read more

“Wife of Bath’s Prologue” As a New Look Onto Traditional Female Roles in the Medieval Church

In both the Book of Margery Kempe and the “Wife of Bath’s Prologue” in the Canterbury Tales, the female protagonists manipulate clerical discourse to challenge the male dominated institutional church and create new spaces for women in the late Middle Ages. Both texts take place in the Middle Ages, where religion was interpreted and distributed, … Read more

The biography of Confucius

Confucius (551 – 479 BCE), was a thinker, political figure, educator and founder of the Ru School of Chinese thought. Confucius was born at Shang-ping, in the country of Lu. His given name was Kong, but his disciples called him Kong-fu-tse, (i.e. Kong the Master, or Teacher.) His father passed away when he was only … Read more

Themes of Self-Sabotage Within Hillbilly Elegy

In J.D Vance’s wildly-popular 2016 memoir Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, Vance recounts his childhood experience of Appalachian poverty and makes a sociological argument against government handouts. Speaking from personal exposure to Appalachian poverty, drug-abuse, and crime, Vance expresses his frustration with what he sees as a culture of … Read more

Carolus Linnaeus: The Biography and His Contribution to Science

THE BIOGRAPHY OF CAROLUS LINNAEUS EARLY LIFE Carolus Linnaeus was born to Christina Brodersonia and Nils Linnaeus, a church minister and botanist. Linnaeus was born in Rashult, Sweden on May 23, 1707. Growing up, Linnaeus was educated in the subjects of latin, religion and botany. Linnaeus’s interest in botany flourished as he spent more of … Read more

The Biography of John Lee Hooker

John Lee Hooker was born on August 22nd 1917 in Tutwiler Mississippi, in a family of sharecroppers being the fourth of eleven children. His father didn’t like blues music and even called it “the devils music.” He first started experimenting with music in church and built his first instrument from a piece of string and … Read more

The biography of Saint Nicholas of Myra

Saint Nicholas of Myra was born in the 3rd century in the village of Patara Lycia. He was an only child, and his parents, Theophanes and Nonna, who had vowed to dedicate him to God, and were both wealthy. Throughout his childhood, his parents raised him to be a devout Christian. Nicholas was a very … Read more

Charles Dickens’s Biography

“Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” quote by one of the most influential author of English Victorian era, English novelist, Charles Dickens, who wrote numerous highly acclaimed novels. Dickens lived a life filled with happiness and sadness and … Read more

Naseeruddin Shah Biography

The Epitome of Candidness Whenever we think of the finest veteran actors of India, one of the first names that pops into our minds in Naseeruddin Shah. He is a prominent figure in Indian Parallel Cinema, where his awespiring performances have made him a fan favorite. While the actor has, on several occassions, stated his … Read more

John D. Rockefeller: Life and Career

Kayla Aston Mrs. Findley AP US History11 January 2017 John D. Rockefeller John D. Rockefeller was born on July 8th, 1839 in Richford, New York. He died on May 23rd, 1937 in Ormond Beach, Florida. Rockefeller married Laura Spelman, with whom he had his two sons; Nelson and John Jr. Also, he took a singular … Read more

Lisa Leslie Biography

Lisa Leslie was born on July 7th 1972 in Gardena California to her mother Lauren Leslie a semi-professional basketball player. With two sisters Dionne who is five years older than Lisa and Tiffany who is eight years younger than Lisa. And one brother who is the basketball coach at Carondelet High School. During Lisa’s middle … Read more

Madeleine Albright: A Lasting Message To The Graduating Class Of Mount Holyoke College 

Throughout the United States Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s speech to the graduating female class of Mount Holyoke College, she elaborates upon how she used her knowledge and education to benefit more than herself. She covers a wide variety of topics such as nuclear weapons, women’s role in society, and the ramifications of perseverance through … Read more

Giacomo Puccini’s biography

This is about the life and works of Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini. Puccini was born December 22, 1858, in Lucca, Italy. When he was growing up he had eight other siblings. His father’s name was Michele Puccini and his mother’s name is Albina Magi. It’s no surprise that Puccini is famous, he … Read more

Marji and Marxism: The Detrimental Effects of Consumerism and Religion in Persepolis

The Complete Persepolis, an autobiographical novel by Marjane Satrapi, tells the tale of Marjane’s childhood in Iran. In this story, Marjane (Marji) is brought up by communistic parents. Evidence of this Marxist upbringing is displayed several times throughout the book, most especially when Marji exclaims that “it was funny to see how much Marx and … Read more

The Murder Of John Orner

On 01 March 1961 in Columbia South Carolina the taxi of local taxi driver, John Orner, was found empty but with blood found in the inside the vehicle. There was no sign of Mr. Orner and where he might possibly be. Later on 3 March 1961 they found Mr. Orner body along the side of … Read more

Henry Ossian Flipper – the first African American to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point

Henry Ossian Flipper was the first colored cadet in USA military, upon successfully achieving the commission as a lieutenant. He got military education at United State Military academy at West point. That time was when only white people were in the command in military companies and black were at lower military grades. Henry O Flipper … Read more

Witold Pilecki’s biography

Witold Pilecki was born in the Russian Empire on May 13, 1901 in the town of Olonets in Karelian. In fact, it came from the descendants of an aristocratic family (szlachta) from the Grodno region. Grandfather Jozef Pilecki h. Leliwa was a Polish shepherd member and a special Polish nationalist. Also he had been the … Read more

Misty May Treanor Biography

Misty May is a famous beach volleyball player, she has attended many Olympic games for, beach volleyball. Misty May and her teammate Kerri Walsh are considered the greatest beach volleyball team of all time, after they won three straight Olympic medals, in 2004, 2008, and 2012. Misty was born July 30, 1977 in Los Angeles. … Read more

Kara Walker biography

Kara Walker was born in 1969 in Stockton, California. She was raised by her father who was also an artist so by the age of three she knew she wanted to be just like him. In her early life, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia with her family. She later ended up at the Atlanta College … Read more

Walter Payton Biography

Walter Jerry Payton was born on July 25,1954, in Columbia, Mississippi. Walter Payton grew up in Mississippi with his family. He was one of three siblings, two boys and one girl, the children of Peter and Alyne Payton. In his younger years, Payton was never a competitive athlete. Walter liked to do other things like … Read more

Dwyane Wade Biography

Dwyane Wade Biography Known as “D-Wade” or “Flash,” Dwyane Wade was born in 1982 in Chicago, Illinois. Wade has competed for the Miami Heat, as a shooting guard, since 2003. He’s a three-time NBA champion (2006, 2012 and 2013), all with the Miami Heat. In Gregorian calendar month 2012, Wade—along with power player LeBron James—helped … Read more