Francis Hopkinson Biography

Francis Hopkinson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on October 2, 1737. Hopkinson’s interests expanded beyond politics; he was a prolific composer and writer, additionally serving as an attorney, judge, bureau of Customs collector and treasurer, among other functions. He also promised to have designed the U.S. flag. Hopkinson expired in ...

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Mohamed ElBaradei Biography

He returned to his home country and protested the regime of Hosni Mubarak, and contains been regarded as a top figure following the ouster of Mohamed Morsi. International leader Mohamed Mustafa ElBaradei was born on June 17, 1942, in Cairo, Egypt, and finally studied law as his dad Mostafa had. ...

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Max Jacob Biography

Jacob was known for his lively wordplay, and his ability with prose poetry was illustrated in the set Le Cornet ds. Writer Max Jacob was born on July 12, 1876, in Quimper, France. The son of Jewish tailors and antique vendors, he felt the sting of anti Semitism as a ...

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Alan Lomax Biography

Lomax gathered folk records along with his dad for the Library of Congress and popularized musicians including Lead Belly and Muddy Waters. His academic and popular work helped to shape the discipline of ethnomusicology and cultural history also to establish the folk revival of the 1960s. Lomax died in Sarasota, ...

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J. Howard Marshall II Biography

J. Howard Marshall II was born on January 24, 1905, in Germantown, Pennsylvania. He worked for the U.S. Government after graduating from Yale Law School in 1931, subsequently amassed a private fortune as an executive for several oil companies. Marshall wed Playboy Playmate Anna Nicole Smith just before his passing ...

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Theodosius II Biography

During his reign, the empire protected itself against strikes directed by Attila the Hun. Theodosius also manage a compilation of Roman laws. Constantinople was the seat of the Eastern Roman Empire (also called the Byzantine Empire) and Theodosius’s dad, Arcadius, was its emperor. Following Arcadius’s departure in 408, Theodosius became ...

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Pope Leo IX Biography

He planned to remove what he considered were the Church’s evils: clerical union, simony and lay investiture. He directed a papal army to banish the Normans in 1053, and was caught by them and held captive for nine months. He died soon after he returned to Rome, on April 19, ...

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Franz Beckenbauer Biography

Produced on September 11, 1945, in Munich, West Germany, Franz Beckenbauer revolutionized football as its first assaulting sweeper. Beckenbauer helped arrange the 2006 World Cup in Germany, and serves as honorary president of Bayern Munich. Sportsman Franz Anton Beckenbauer was born on September 11, 1945, in Munich, West Germany. Like ...

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Trayvon Martin Biography

Zimmerman’s arrest triggered a national debate over racial profiling as well as the function of armed neighborhood watch members in law enforcement. On July 13, 2013, a jury acquitted Zimmerman of homicide. His parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, divorced four years after. Trayvon Martin attended public schools in Florida, ...

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William H. Johnson Biography

After graduating, Johnson went to Paris, traveled throughout Europe and was exposed to new forms of artistic creations and artists. Upon his return to America, Johnson used a simple type of painting in conjunction with what was considered a “folk” style, using of vibrant colours and two-dimensional figures. He spent ...

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