Category Archives: Languages

Jean-François Champollion

Jean-François Champollion (B) 1790, Figeac, France (D) 1832, Paris, France age 41, even though he suffered a stroke, dying at the age of forty-one, he himself added to our knowledge of this grand, ancient civilization by translating any number of … Continue reading

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The Iroquois Nation and the United States Constitution Part (1)

The Iroquois Nation and the United States Constitution Part (1) The people known as the Iroquois were made up of the Mohawk, Seneca, Oneida, Onondaga, and Cayuga nations. Joined in the early eighteenth century by the Tuscarora of North Carolina, … Continue reading

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French-American writer

French-American writer He was a naturalized in New York as John Hector St. John, was a French-American writer. He was born in Caen, Normandy, France, to the Comte and Comtesse de Crèvecœur. He was born, to a family of minor … Continue reading

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The Navajo and Code Talkers

The Navajo and Code Talkers The Navajo migrated to the American Southwest from points further north somewhere between A. D. 1000-1300. Once settled, the Navajo learned farming and weaving; they later acquired livestock sheep and goats, from the Spanish and … Continue reading

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The French Language

The French Language Grammar There are several grammatical features that exist in spoken Québec French that make it distinct from Metropolitan French. For example, the syntax of informally spoken Québec French makes much lesser use of specifiers such as relative … Continue reading

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The Arawak

The Arawak are a group of indigenous peoples of South America and of the Caribbean. Specifically, the term “Arawak” has been applied at various times to the Lokono of South America and the Taíno, who historically lived in the Greater … Continue reading

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Amerigo Vespucci

Amerigo Vespucci 1454, Florence, Italy-1512, Seville, Spain age 58 He was an Italian explorer, financier, navigator, and cartographer born in the Republic of Florence. He became a naturalized citizen of the Crown of Castile Spain in 1505. The naming of … Continue reading

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The naming of the Americas, or America

The naming of the Americas, or America However, some have suggested other explanations, including being named after a mountain range in Nicaragua, or after Richard Amerike of Bristol. In 1874, Thomas Belt proposed that the name derives from the Amerrique … Continue reading

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ERIN BANCO is an investigative reporter covering the intersection of money and government. Her first book Pipe Dreams: The Plundering of Iraq’s Oil Wealth will be published Jan. 29, 2018. A former fellow at The New York Times and the … Continue reading

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Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein

Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein 1889- 1951 age 62 He was an Austrian-British philosopher who worked primarily in logic, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of language. from 1929 to 1947, Wittgenstein taught at the University … Continue reading

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