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THOMAS HOBBES Introduction Thomas Hobbes was born in 1588, and was the son of an English vicar who fathered three children with his wife. When Thomas was still a young boy, his father was involved in a confrontation with another parson and was forced to leave his home, wife, and children. Thomas Hobbes’ paternal uncle took charge of the care of the children, and he took a keen interest in young Thomas. Thomas was reading and writing at age four, acquired functional knowledge of Latin and...
James Boswell Biography James Boswell is a unique figure in English literature: a classic by virtue of the three masterpieces he published, he is also, in one sense, a contemporary (Collins 7). Much of his best work has been published only in the last thirty years, and some still awaits publication, so that our ideas of the man and his art are still being continuously modified (Collins 7). James Boswell was born in Edinburgh on October 29, 1740 (Collins 6). He is the son of Alexander...
Al Capone's Life before Crime Gabriele Capone was one of 43,000 Italians who arrived in the U.S. in 1894. He was a barber by trade and could read and write his native language. He was from the village of Castellmarre di Stabia, sixteen miles south of Naples. Gabriele, who was thirty years old, brought with him his pregnant twenty-seven-year-old wife Teresina (called Teresa), his two-year-old son Vincenzo and his infant son Raffaele. His plan was to do whatever work was necessary until he...
Biography Of Frank Norman On the 18th September 1923, Frank Norman was born a son to Clarence and Louie Norman. At that time, Adolf Hitler’s “Beer Hall Putch” in Munich fails, sending him to prison, a German Shepard becomes the first canine film star, an earthquake destroys 2 thirds of Tokyo and a whooping cough vaccine had been developed. Clarence Norman owned a sweet shop, giving Frank an almost perfect start to life. How can you go wrong with an assortment of thousands of...
The Beatles: Life and Career Many names come to mind when you think of rock music in the 60’s, but there’s always one group in that list that have made as big of an impact as The Beatles. They’re one of the most known and controversial groups in the history of rock music. The Beatles were risk takers bringing a new sound to an already changing era of music. Their risks paid off making them one of, if not, the biggest rock group to ever take the stage. The popularity of their...
Essay On Thomas Edison “He led no armies into battle, he conquered no countries, and he enslaved no peoples. Nonetheless, he exerted a degree of power the magnitude of which no warrior ever dreamed. His name still commands a respect as sweeping in scope and as World-wide as that of any other mortal – a devotion rooted deep in human gratitude and untinged by the bias of race, color, politics, or religion.” (Edison’s Homepage) Thomas Edison was a man of great intellect who...
Pablo Piccaso Biographical Essay Pablo Picasso was probably the most famous artist of the twentieth century. During his artistic career, which lasted more than 75 years, he created thousands of works, not only paintings but also sculptures, prints, and ceramics, using all kinds of materials. He almost single-handedly created modern art. He changed art more profoundly than any other artist of this century because he was an inspiration. Picasso was born on October 25, 1881, in Malaga, Spain,...
Biographical Information on Benjamin Frankilin Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston on January 17, 1706. He was the tenth son of soap maker, Josiah Franklin. Benjamin's mother was Abiah Folger, the second wife of Josiah. In all, Josiah would father 17 children. Josiah intended for Benjamin to enter into the clergy. However, Josiah could only afford to send his son to school for one year and clergymen needed years of schooling. But, as young Benjamin loved to read he had him apprenticed to...
Shakespeare - Man or Myth? Was the man we know as Shakespeare really the author of the "Shakespearean Works"? We know little about the man called Shakespeare, Did he really write the plays, or is he just a man that got confused within history? (Sobran 44) There is not even a correct spelling of this mans name, Some of the spellings include Shakspere, Shakespeare, And Shaxpere. Shakespeare, Is it the man, Or is it another? (Hayes 1D) Shakespeare is both fact and fiction, he was no concern...
When Mohandas Gandhi returned to India from South Africa, he saw the British ruling India. The British brought some benefits to India but many costs to the Indian people, such as economic. When the British persuaded farmers to switch from growing crops to growing cotton, there was not enough food for the country and millions of people died from lack of food. The increasing taxes and lack of food made many Indians suffer on account of the British. Because of the poor living conditions and...