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Stéphane Mallarmé

Stéphane Mallarmé was born in Paris 1842 . Most of his life he spent in poverty and he worked as an English teacher. One thing Stéphane Mallarmé was famous for was his gatherings in which he would discuss the arts, literature & politics. The group became known as les Mardistes, because they met on Tuesdays…… Continue reading Stéphane Mallarmé

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Saladin

Who’s watched the movie Kingdom of heaven with the stunning Orlando Bloom 😛 ? Do you remember a man who he fought against? Well that man was known as Saladin or Salah ad-Din. Born in 1137 (some sources say 1139 but lets stick to 37) was the first sultan of Egypt & Syria along with the founder of the Ayyubid dynasty – who were Sunni…… Continue reading Saladin

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Constantine the Great

Constantine I was a Roman emperor. Born on 27 February c. 272 till 22nd may 337. Constantine’s father was an officer in the Roman army, part of emperor Aurelian’s imperial bodyguards. Now as his father was a very competent soldier he raised his status through gaining higher ranks awarded by the emperor & his companions.…… Continue reading Constantine the Great

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Peter The Great

Another history lesson – but don’t worry il keep it short and sweet. Just the interesting facts. Peter Alexeyevich was born on 9th June 1672 in Moscow. He was the son of Tsar Alexei and Natalya Naryshkina his second wife. Peter and his brother Ivan V co-reigned between 1682 and 1696. This made Peter 10…… Continue reading Peter The Great

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Alexander Pushkin – Angel

Angel By gates of Eden, Angel, gentle, Shone with his softly drooped head, And Demon, gloomy and resentful Over the hellish crevasse flapped. The spirit of qualm and negation Looked at another one – of good, And fire of the forced elation First time he vaguely understood. “I’ve seen you,” he enunciated, – “And not…… Continue reading Alexander Pushkin – Angel

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Nikolay Gumilyov

Nikolay Gumilev was an influential Russian poet, literary critic, traveler, and military officer.   Agamemnon’s Warrior A queer and fearful question is tight, Oppresses my soul and tosses: Can one be alive if Atreus has died — Has died on a bed of roses. All that we dreamed of and everywhere praised, All our longing…… Continue reading Nikolay Gumilyov

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Amelia Earhart

So another history lesson. I love this topic, you know why? Because not only did this lady show her determination to choose her profession in the world of aviation, she proved she was capable of it too! Amelia was born July 24, 1897 in Kansas. She was the daughter of  Samuel “Edwin” Stanton Earhart and…… Continue reading Amelia Earhart