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Engraver and gem creator James Tassi
Engraver and gem creator James Tassi
In 1735, James Tassi, an artist and stone carver, was born in the suburbs of Glasgow (Scotland). The master created gems, and also collected his own collection of works of art. In his youth, he worked as a bricklayer, but after first getting acquainted...
28 July 2021, 22:34
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Chanzitta: The king of Pagan, who took care of his country
Chanzitta: The king of Pagan, who took care of his country
In 1030, Chanzitta, the third king of the medieval Buddhist state of Pagan, which was located on the territory of modern Myanmar, was born. At first, Chanzitta became famous as the leader of one of the Burmese tribes, and also opposed the rebellious Mon...
23 July 2021, 23:46
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The artist Andokid: the initiator of the red-figure style from Attica
The artist Andokid: the initiator of the red-figure style from Attica
In the VI century BC, the artist Andokides lived in ancient Attica, who is recognized as the creator of red-figure vase painting. The real name of the artist is unknown to historians, he received the nickname in honor of a master potter who lived at the...
20 July 2021, 20:08
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King Knud IV of Denmark and his unsuccessful innovations
King Knud IV of Denmark and his unsuccessful innovations
In 1042, Knud IV the Saint was born - the king of Denmark, who ruled from 1080 to 1086. Knud IV came from the Estridsen dynasty, kings of Denmark, Sweden and Norway. The first mention of it can be found in the texts of 1069, when the Danes staged a raid...
16 July 2021, 21:40
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Coin Triumvir and praetor Lucius Roscius Fabatus
Coin Triumvir and praetor Lucius Roscius Fabatus
Lucius Roscius Fabatus was a Roman praetor, a representative of a Plebeian family mentioned in sources that describe the late republican period and the events of the early Empire. Little is known about the childhood of Lucius Roscius. He probably spent...
7 July 2021, 22:24
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Charles Bonnier: artist, author of the first Belgian stamp
Charles Bonnier: artist, author of the first Belgian stamp
Charles Bonnier is a Belgian artist of the XIX century, the author of many portraits of famous personalities and the creator of the first Belgian stamps. He was born in 1814 in the family of a clerk and in his early years became interested in drawing...
1 July 2021, 18:39
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Yazdegerd I: Emperor of Sasanian Iran and defender of Christians
Yazdegerd I: Emperor of Sasanian Iran and defender of Christians
In 399-420. Shahinshah (emperor) ruled Persia Yazdigerd I of the Sassanid family. His name can be translated as "Made by God", and in the Zoroastrian tradition he is known as "Apostate", because the ruler patronized Christians. Yazdigerd I came to power...
29 June 2021, 23:39
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Master of Veduta by Giovanni Canaletto
Master of Veduta by Giovanni Canaletto
Giovanni Canaletto is an Italian artist who worked in the veduta genre. He headed the Venetian school of Vedutists and masterfully depicted urban landscapes on canvases. Born in 1697, he learned to draw from his father, after which he helped him with...
26 June 2021, 23:19
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The traveler and writer Henry Yule
The traveler and writer Henry Yule
In May 1820, Henry Yule, a researcher of Oriental culture and a writer, was born. In his early years, he studied in Edinburgh (Scotland), then moved to London, where he continued his education at University College. In the 1840s, Yul lived in Bengal...
25 June 2021, 23:39
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Viriatus, leader of the Lusitanians against Rome
Viriatus, leader of the Lusitanians against Rome
In the second half of the second century BC, Viriatus was born, a Lusitanian leader who led an uprising against the Romans, called the Lusitanian War. Lusitanians lived on the Iberian Peninsula, according to modern scientific ideas, this is the...
21 June 2021, 22:37
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