Category Archives: Historian

Gaius Julius Caesar

Gaius Julius Caesar, he was born July 12th, 100 B.C.E. and Sprung from a family which for many years held high offices in the state, he, at an early age, gave evidence of those qualities of character which in later … Continue reading

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Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (B) 1759, Marbach am Neckar, Germany (D) 1805, Weimar, Germany He was a German poet, philosopher, physician, historian, and playwright. During the last seventeen years of his life, Schiller developed a productive, if complicated, friendship … Continue reading

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Dr. John S Pemberton

Dr. John S Pemberton 1831-1888 age 57 He was an American pharmacist who is best known as the inventor of Coca-Cola. In May 1886, he developed an early version of a beverage that would later become world-famous as Coca-Cola but … Continue reading

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The Huns

The Huns They were a nomadic people who lived in Central Asia, the Caucasus, and Eastern Europe, between the 4th and 6th century AD. According to European tradition, they were first reported living east of the Volga River, in an … Continue reading

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Leszek Kołakowski

Leszek Kołakowski (B) 1927 Radom, Poland (D) 2009, Oxford, United Kingdom age 82 He was a Polish philosopher and historian of ideas. He is best known for his critical analyses of Marxist thought, especially his three-volume history, Main Currents of … Continue reading

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Timothy David Snyder

Timothy David Snyder (B) 1969 (age 50 years), Ohio Education: University of Oxford (1995), Balliol College (1991–1994), Brown University, Centerville High School He is an American author and historian specializing in the history of Central and Eastern Europe, and the … Continue reading

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Caroline A. Jones

Caroline A. Jones Born 1954, Durham, NC) age 65 She is an art historian, author, curator, and critic. She teaches and serves within the History Theory Criticism Section of the Department of Architecture at MIT School of Architecture and Planning, … Continue reading

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David Gaub McCullough

David Gaub McCullough Born: July 7, 1933 (age 85 years), Pittsburgh, PA He is an American author, narrator, popular historian, and lecturer. He is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and a recipient of … Continue reading

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The 16th Street Bridge

The 16th Street Bridge rename the bridge after Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian David McCullough. It is steel trussed through arch bridge that spans the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The 16th Street Bridge was constructed in 1922 with a … Continue reading

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Samuel Eliot Morison

Samuel Eliot Morison (1887-1976) age 88 He was born in Boston, Massachusetts to John Holmes Morison (1856–1911) and Emily Marshall (Eliot) Morison (1857–1925). He was named for his maternal grandfather Samuel Eliot—a historian, educator, and public-minded citizen of Boston and … Continue reading

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