Category Archives: Middle Ages

Guido of Arezzo

Guido of Arezzo (B≈) 991 AD-(D)1050 age 59 He invented Musical Notation around 1000 AD after 1033) He was an Italian music theorist of the Medieval era. He is regarded as the inventor of modern musical notation (staff notation) that … Continue reading

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Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri 1265, Florence, Italy-Died: 1321, Ravenna, Italy age 56 He was a famous Italian poet and the author of “The Divine Comedy” considered the greatest piece of writing in Italian created in the Middle Ages. His goal was to … Continue reading

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF VEGETABLES By Tim Lambert Artichokes Artichokes are native to the Mediterranean. They were eaten by the Greeks and Romans and later by the Arabs. However, after the fall of Rome artichokes were rare in Europe until … Continue reading

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Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Baron de l’Aulne

Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Baron de l’Aulne, 1727-1781 age 54 commonly known as Turgot, “The expenses of government, having for their object the interest of all, should be borne by everyone, and the more a man enjoys the advantages of … Continue reading

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Durante degli Alighieri

Durante degli Alighieri , commonly known as Dante Alighieri or simply Dante (Italian: (dante); c. 1265 – 1321), Dante Alighieri, (born, Florence, Italy—died 1321, Ravenna) He was an Italian poet, prose writer, literary theorist, moral philosopher, and political thinker. He … Continue reading

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Geoffrey Chaucer/Quotes / Geoffrey Chaucer/Devis

Geoffrey Chaucer/Quotes Time and tide wait for no man. The life so short, the crafts so long to learn. The greatest scholars are not usually the wisest people. “What is better than wisdom? Woman. And what is better than a … Continue reading

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