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Confucius is probably the most famous men in Chinese history. He did not invent and discover great things but his teachings made him famous not only in China but in the whole world. Confucius set standards that are still admired today. Here are some of the most interesting and important facts about Confucius.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 61 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +6 votes | 3 comments
Neil Armstrong was the first person to walk on the Moon who recently died at the age of 82. Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon on 20 July 1969. This historical event was described as "one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind". Neil Alden Armstrong was an American astronaut, test pilot, aerospace engineer, university professor and United States Naval Aviator.
Published by Amera Khanam 62 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +26 votes | 5 comments
One of the most famous and daring navigators in world history is Christopher Columbus. He is the person responsible for the discovery of the Americas, a huge land mass unknown to the Europeans before. Columbus was one of the few navigators during his time who believes that the East can be reached by sailing west because he believes that the Earth is round.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 62 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +10 votes | 0 comments
The Greek philosopher Aristotle is one of the most popular men in the world. He is well-known from the Ancient time, through the Middle Ages and even up to the Modern Ages. He contributed widely in many subjects especially in science and logic. Here are some of the most important and interesting facts about this great human being.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 62 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +9 votes | 4 comments
Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer was born in 1960. Jeff eventually became the killer of young men and boys. He was a convicted sex offender before he was convicted of the murders he committed. Jeff was said to be a lover of animals, but actually dissected animals to see their insides. He claims he didn't want to hurt them or torture them, but just to research the dead specimens.
Published by Amy Russell 63 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +14 votes | 5 comments
Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus was military tribune in Upper Germany and Britain. He practiced law in Rome in AD 64. Titus was named legate of the 15th legion of Apollo by Nero. Titus was responsible for finishing the war in the east, and besieging the city of Jerusalem in AD 70. Titus returned to Rome in AD 72 and was proclaimed Caesar (the successor for Vespasian).
Published by Lauren Axelrod 63 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +11 votes | 0 comments
Lucius Aelius Sejanus was a friend, confident, and right hand man of the Roman Emperor Tiberius. He a prefect of the Praetorian Guard, which became a powerful and influential branch of the government involved in public security, civil administration, and ultimately political intercession; changes, which would have a lasting impact on the course of the Principate.
Published by Lauren Axelrod 63 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +8 votes | 0 comments
Seneca the Younger was a skilled orator, tutor to the infamous Nero, and he was involved in the politics of Rome. He wrote several essays and tragedies including the first contemporary literature called Octavia. Seneca's tragedies are perhaps his most influential works for Western literature. His stoicism and rhetoric, his use of gloomy atmosphere and horror, can all be seen as influential to Renaissance tragedy in particular
Published by Lauren Axelrod 63 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +6 votes | 0 comments
Sultana Daku was a real life dacoit who terrorized central India during the twenties of the last century when the Raj was omnipotent. Sultana was ultimately captured and hanged in 1924. But over the years the legend of Sultana Daku has grown larger than life and many ballads and songs extol his greatness.
Published by Madan G Singh 63 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +6 votes | 0 comments
Aeschine is attacking Demosthenes through Timarchus in front of 501 senate members. By men involving themselves in these acts they pollute the politics. They also upset the gods. Timarchus has polluted his mouth, therefore everything coming out of it was polluted (kinaidos). These acts of pollution have forbade him to act in assemblies; become an archon; hold any office of any kind or be involved in any faction of politics.
Published by Lauren Axelrod 63 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +8 votes | 0 comments
Marcus Aurelius was Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD. He ruled with Lucius Verus as co-emperor from 161 until Verus' death in 169. He was the last of the "Five Good Emperors", and is also considered one of the most important Stoic philosophers. Marcus Aurelius died in AD 180 and his son succeeded to the throne. At the time the empire encompassed the entire Mediterranean as well as a large portion of Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
Published by Lauren Axelrod 63 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +11 votes | 0 comments
This is who in my opinion was one of the most influential persons of the American Revolution because of the many various books and pamphlets that he published that reached a great audience and changed peoples views on the war. This is only my opinion. Please support me by giving me a plus 1 and have a nice day.
Published by Patrick Bernhard 63 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +0 votes | 0 comments
A well written biography about the great Dwight D. Eisenhower and all he did for his country. Also how he was such a great figure under the idea about the American Dream. This biography lists his entire life and shows how dedicated and loyal he was to his country and family.
Published by Patrick Bernhard 63 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +0 votes | 0 comments
Often known as the "boy general," George Armstrong “Autie” Custer was one of the most controversial commanders of the American Civil War. Arrogant, narcissistic, and over-confident to the point of recklessness, Custer’s conceit eventually cost him his life at the Battle of Little Bighorn, and left a blemish on the U. S. Army that remains to this day.
Published by James R. Coffey 64 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +12 votes | 4 comments
Homer wrote ‘The Iliad’ and ‘The Odyssey’ roughly 600 years after the incidents that took place had already happened. However, the works that he composed are accurate enough for modern day experts to be able to thoroughly research and travel. Slowly but surely the work of Homer is proving to be less mythology and more history.
Published by Alden Morris 64 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +0 votes | 0 comments
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