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Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri 165-1321 age 56 In March 1302, Dante, a White Guelph by affiliation, along with the Gherardini family, was condemned to exile for two years and ordered to pay a large fine. … Dante did not pay the fine, … 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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Thomas Aubert

  Thomas Aubert Thomas Aubert, originating in Rouen, France was a sailor, navigator of Dieppe and one of the first French explorers of the New World. In 1508, probably in the company of Giovanni da Verrazano for the coast of … Continue reading

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Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (B) 1729, Kamenz, Germany (D) 1781, Brunswick, Germany age 52 He was a German writer, philosopher, dramatist, publicist and art critic, and an outstanding representative of the Enlightenment era. His plays and theoretical writings substantially influenced the … Continue reading

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Marie Gouze

Olympe de Gouges 7 May 1748–1793), born Marie Gouze, was a French playwright and political activist whose writings on Women’s rights and abolitionism reached a large audience. She began her career as a playwright in the early 1780s. As political … Continue reading

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Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle. 1859–1930 age 71 Quote: How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth? He was a Scottish writer and physician and in addition to … Continue reading

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Rainer Maria Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke 1875–1926 age 51 He was widely recognized as one of the most lyrically intense German-language poets. Quote: The only journey is the one within” “A person isn’t who they are during the last conversation you had with … Continue reading

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