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Elizabeth Báthory

Childhood and Education Born, August 7, 1560. Witness to executions, including one where a gypsy, convicted of selling his children was sewn up into the belly of a horse and left to die with the animal. Highly educated, spoke Hungarian, German and Latin. Craved knowledge and meanings for words su Continue reading the biography

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Vlad Tsepesh (Dracula)

The name Dracula conjures up a myriad of dark images in our mind; late night horror movies of vampires and vampire hunters, dark forests in Romania, and tyranical leaders capable of all sorts of evil acts. Here is some background information on the Dracula from which Bram Stoker — and Jeanne K Continue reading the biography

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Samuel Reshevsky

The great Sammy Reshevsky was born in Poland in 1912. By the time Sammy was only eight years old, he toured the world to display his prowess as a child prodigy of chess, giving exhibitions in Europe and the United States. He was the darling of the crowds. He was known as the “Wonder Boy̶ Continue reading the biography

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Clara Barton Biography

Clara Barton is best known as being the founder of the American Red Cross and, prior to this significant achievement, as a nurse who tended to countless wounded soldiers on Civil War battlefields. Her tireless, compassionate work during the Battle of Antietam in the Civil War would inspire praise of Continue reading the biography

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E.M. Forster Biography

Edward Morgan Forster was born in London on 1 January 1879. He was the only son of Edward Morgan Llewellyn Forster and Alice Clara Whichelo. They were an upper middle class family but unfortuately his father, an architect, died when of consumption before EM Forster was two years old. He was raised b Continue reading the biography

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Colonel Robert Gould Shaw Biography

Colonel Robert Gould Shaw “He Laid Down His Life for a Race” Robert Gould Shaw is best remembered in history as the brave colonel who led the 54th Massachusetts in their fearless charge at Fort Wagner. But what makes him an extraordinary individual lies beyond this noble deed. In what w Continue reading the biography

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Alexander the Great Biography

A short biography and narration of events from the life of Alexander the great To win suport among the warrior nobles of the Macedonian highlands, King Philip required their sons be trained as royal pages. As not-so- subtle hostages for their father’s behavior, the young boys benefitted from the e Continue reading the biography

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Douglas MacArthur Biography

1880-1964. When war is inevitable, MacArthur is called back of his retirement by Roosevelt. Being the commander of the South-East Asian army he is responsible of the bad defense of Luzon which allow the Japaneses to progress so quickly. But with his men he resists in the Bataan Peninsula and on the Continue reading the biography

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