Monthly Archive: November 2017

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Benjamin Franklin – Scientist, Philosopher and Politician

Benjamin Franklin is known in American history as a scientist, philosopher, politician, freedom fighter and economist. He also took part in the American War of Independence and became one of the authors of the...

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Dante Alighieri – Father of Modern Italian Language

Dante Alighieri (May 1265 – September 14, 1321) was a Italian poet from Florence. His greatest work, Divine Comedy, is the culmination of the medieval view of the world and the foundation of modern...

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Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev and Periodic System of Elements

Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev was a Russian chemist, academician and scientist who compiled the most sophisticated classification system in natural sciences, periodic system of elements. He is known as one of the two scientists who...

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Baruch Spinoza – Representative of Rationalism

Baruch Spinoza, a Dutch philosopher of Jewish origin, is one of the most prominent representatives of rationalism. Although he was expelled from the synagogue for his teachings, his work “Ethics” placed him in the...

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George Gordon Byron – The Ruler of the Thought of His Age

George Gordon Byron, Lord Byron (1788-1824) came from an old, but impoverished aristocratic family – this was one of the reasons for his dissatisfaction and rebellion, for he could not bear the rich, corrupt...

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Albert Einstein – The Greatest Mind in History of Human Kind

Albert Einstein (Ulm, March 14, 1879 – Princeton, April 18, 1955) was a theoretical physicist, one of the greatest minds and most important figures in the history of the world. Albert Einstein formulated a...

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James Watt – Introducing the Concept of Horsepower

James Watt (January 19, 1736 – August 25, 1819), a Scottish inventor and engineer whose improvements to the Newcomen’s Steam Machine represent fundamental changes that led to the first industrial revolution in both his...