Vera Kholodnaya (August 30, 1893 - February 16, 1919) - the first star of Russian silent cinema.

Vera Kholodnaya (August 30, 1893 - February 16, 1919) - the first star of Russian silent cinema.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt. My great grandmother’s favorite president. Got us through a ton of tough times (the great depression and world war 2). An extreme cutiebird, as are most presidents.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt. My great grandmother’s favorite president. Got us through a ton of tough times (the great depression and world war 2). An extreme cutiebird, as are most presidents.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778).
He was a French writer, composer and Genevan philospher.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778).

He was a French writer, composer and Genevan philospher.

Peter II. Karađorđević (*1923, †1970) - Last King of Yugoslavia, went into exile in 1941. Married Princess Alexandra of Yugoslavia in 1944 and went to the U.S. at the end of WWII. He died in Denver, Colorado after a failed liver transplant.

Peter II. Karađorđević (*1923, †1970) - Last King of Yugoslavia, went into exile in 1941. Married Princess Alexandra of Yugoslavia in 1944 and went to the U.S. at the end of WWII. He died in Denver, Colorado after a failed liver transplant.

Anthony Fokker (b. 6 april 1890/ d. 23 december 1939) a.k.a. The Flying Dutchman. He was a Dutch aviation pioneer and skilled pilot. Sure, he might have been an unscrupulous businessman, but he did put in his two cents in aviation technology and designed planes flown by The Red Baron, Manfried von Richtofen (another worthy history crush!), himself. 

Anthony Fokker (b. 6 april 1890/ d. 23 december 1939) a.k.a. The Flying Dutchman. He was a Dutch aviation pioneer and skilled pilot. Sure, he might have been an unscrupulous businessman, but he did put in his two cents in aviation technology and designed planes flown by The Red Baron, Manfried von Richtofen (another worthy history crush!), himself. 

Franz Joseph I : The Kaiser that looked more like a prince from childhood story. 
Also, he married Sissi the empress.

Franz Joseph I : The Kaiser that looked more like a prince from childhood story.

Also, he married Sissi the empress.

François Fournier Sarlovèze ! A napoleonic hussar, famous for his boiling life of duels.http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran%C3%A7ois_Fournier-Sarlov%C3%A8zeIsn’t he gorgeous ?

François Fournier Sarlovèze ! A napoleonic hussar, famous for his boiling life of duels.
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran%C3%A7ois_Fournier-Sarlov%C3%A8ze

Isn’t he gorgeous ?

Superscription: Luís Vaz de Camões, by José Malhoa.
Luís Vaz de Camões, sometimes rendered in English as Camoens (c. 1524 – 10 June 1580) is considered Portugal’s and the Portuguese language’s greatest poet. His mastery of verse has been compared to that of Shakespeare, Vondel, Homer, Virgil and Dante. He wrote a considerable amount of lyrical poetry and drama but is best remembered for his epic work Os Lusíadas (The Lusiads). His collection of poetry The Parnasum of Luís de Camões was lost in his lifetime. The influence of his masterpiece Os Lusíadas is so profound that Portuguese is called the “language of Camões”
Superscription: Luís Vaz de Camões, by José Malhoa.

Luís Vaz de Camões, sometimes rendered in English as Camoens (c. 1524 – 10 June 1580) is considered Portugal’s and the Portuguese language’s greatest poet. His mastery of verse has been compared to that of Shakespeare, Vondel, Homer, Virgil and Dante. He wrote a considerable amount of lyrical poetry and drama but is best remembered for his epic work Os Lusíadas (The Lusiads). His collection of poetry The Parnasum of Luís de Camões was lost in his lifetime. The influence of his masterpiece Os Lusíadas is so profound that Portuguese is called the “language of Camões”

Erich Maria Remarque, just…Erich Maria Remarque.
…Okay, where do I start? I read All Quiet On the Western Front during my sophomore year of high school, and it is fair to say that no piece of literature I have read since then has moved me in such a way.
Remarque was conscripted into the German army during World War I. On July 31, 1917, he was wounded by shrapnel in the left leg, right arm, and neck, and spent the rest of the war in a hospital.
All Quiet on the Western Front earned him the ire of the Nazis, who burned copies of his work, and led a smear campaign against him, claiming that he was Jewish, and that he also never saw active duty in World War I. Remarque’s German citizenship was revoked by the Nazis in 1938, and his sister was murdered by them in 1943. He did not become a naturalized American citizen until 1947. As such, much of Remarque’s life was marked by loneliness, and lack of belonging.
He was also quite the romantic, whether it be in his literature, or in his storied life of relationships. He certainly had excellent taste in women, given that two of them were Hedy Lamarr and Greta Garbo. Plus, he was a dog person, and I love dogs, as well.
When it comes to Erich, I wish for two things, one that is possible, and the other that is not. The first is to visit his grave in the future, and place a bouquet of flowers. The second is to somehow travel to the past, and have a glass of wine with him.

Erich Maria Remarque, just…Erich Maria Remarque.

…Okay, where do I start? I read All Quiet On the Western Front during my sophomore year of high school, and it is fair to say that no piece of literature I have read since then has moved me in such a way.

Remarque was conscripted into the German army during World War I. On July 31, 1917, he was wounded by shrapnel in the left leg, right arm, and neck, and spent the rest of the war in a hospital.

All Quiet on the Western Front earned him the ire of the Nazis, who burned copies of his work, and led a smear campaign against him, claiming that he was Jewish, and that he also never saw active duty in World War I. Remarque’s German citizenship was revoked by the Nazis in 1938, and his sister was murdered by them in 1943. He did not become a naturalized American citizen until 1947. As such, much of Remarque’s life was marked by loneliness, and lack of belonging.

He was also quite the romantic, whether it be in his literature, or in his storied life of relationships. He certainly had excellent taste in women, given that two of them were Hedy Lamarr and Greta Garbo. Plus, he was a dog person, and I love dogs, as well.

When it comes to Erich, I wish for two things, one that is possible, and the other that is not. The first is to visit his grave in the future, and place a bouquet of flowers. The second is to somehow travel to the past, and have a glass of wine with him.

FDR jr like DAMN

FDR jr like DAMN