Encyclopedia of World Biography
Publisher: Advameg, Inc 2009
Notable figures from many cultures from antiquity to the present day: Adams, Archimedes, Armstrong, Bach, Bacon, Carroll, Chaplin, Clarke, Confucius, Copernicus, Coppola, Dean, Descartes, Eastwood, Einstein, Fitzgerald, Freud, Gorbachev, Hemingway, Hussein, Jordan, Luther, McCartney, McEnroe, Ming, Morrison, Nostradamus, Picasso, Roosevelt, Russell, Shaw, Tutankhamen, etc.
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by Horace William Petherick - Project Gutenberg
This is a biographical sketch of the great Cremonese master, expressed in a manner interesting and instructive as possible. The author abstained from using technical terms not readily comprehended by a reader coming newly to the subject.
by Romain Rolland - Duffield & Company
The life of Michelangelo offers a striking example of the influence that a great man can have on his time. Michelangelo burst like a thunder-storm into the heavy, overcharged sky of Florence. He captured painting, sculpture, architecture and poetry.
by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Representative Men includes seven lectures on great men -- Plato, Swedenborg, Montaige, Shakespeare, Napoleon, and Goethe. If the companions of our childhood should turn out to be heroes, and their condition regal, it would not surprise us.
- Hourly History
Creativity is found in our very DNA, something not known to Leonardo da Vinci or anyone else who lived in his time. All he did was to uncover the hidden genius which lay within himself, and he used that inner genius to the very best of his abilities.