Claude Elwood Shannon (April 30, 1916-February 24, 2001) was a scientist and mathematician. He did important work with cryptography and game theory. 

Claude Elwood Shannon (April 30, 1916-February 24, 2001) was a scientist and mathematician. He did important work with cryptography and game theory. 

Sir Wilfred Thesiger
The Saharan explorer rejected the modern technological world to live and travel along side the tribes people of Africa and the Arabian deserts who shared his values. His love of the Nomadic Bedu and Iraqi Marsh cultures was only matched by his abhorrence of western civilization and values. Apart from the intense difficulty of crossing the Empty Quarter twice from 1946 to 1948, continual hunger and thirst and the risk that his party would be murdered by fanatical tribesmen, Thesiger tried to match his Bedouin companions’ standards of endurance, generosity and loyalty.  A true gentleman and adventurer make him one of the most attractive men in history.

Sir Wilfred Thesiger

The Saharan explorer rejected the modern technological world to live and travel along side the tribes people of Africa and the Arabian deserts who shared his values. His love of the Nomadic Bedu and Iraqi Marsh cultures was only matched by his abhorrence of western civilization and values. Apart from the intense difficulty of crossing the Empty Quarter twice from 1946 to 1948, continual hunger and thirst and the risk that his party would be murdered by fanatical tribesmen, Thesiger tried to match his Bedouin companions’ standards of endurance, generosity and loyalty.  A true gentleman and adventurer make him one of the most attractive men in history.

Heloise d’Argenteuil

So not really a romantic crush but when I read the letters of Abelard and Heloise I absolutely fell in love with Heloise! (Abelard’s a bit of douche in my opinion). Heloise was witty, strong, and insistent. She refused to deny her love and passionate inclinations for Abelard even though she was a nun; she wanted Abelard to know she entered monastic life because he bid her to not because she felt a particular calling toward it. I think it would have taken guts for a woman, who was part of a religious order in the Middle Ages to insist on the acknowledgment of her inner being even though it is in direct defiance of convention.

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[you can read the letters here!]

Wiliam Overstreet Jr. died recently at the age of 92. He gained fame during WWII for flying his plane through the Eiffel Tower to shake off a following German fighter (who subsequently crashed) and raised the morale off the French Resistance by doing so. He flew his plane through the Eiffel Tower! Do I really need to say more??
-mmtrick
[more info and images here!]

Wiliam Overstreet Jr. died recently at the age of 92. He gained fame during WWII for flying his plane through the Eiffel Tower to shake off a following German fighter (who subsequently crashed) and raised the morale off the French Resistance by doing so. He flew his plane through the Eiffel Tower! Do I really need to say more??

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[more info and images here!]

Countess Andrée De Jongh (November 30, 1916 – October 13, 2007) was a member of the Belgian Resistance during World War II. She organized the Comet Line (Le Réseau Comète) for escaped Allied soldiers. After the war, she worked in leper hospitals in Africa.
Amazing woman, and a real beauty. -whitespacelife

Countess Andrée De Jongh (November 30, 1916 – October 13, 2007) was a member of the Belgian Resistance during World War II. She organized the Comet Line (Le Réseau Comète) for escaped Allied soldiers. After the war, she worked in leper hospitals in Africa.

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Mikhail KAUFMAN formed with his brothers the collective Dziga Vertov in USSR in the 1920’s.
He and his brothers believed in a cinema that could account for the soviet society that was changing then, with its evolving industry, its growing cities and changing mentalities.
They believed as well in a cinema that could reproduce what we see, precisely, without subjectivity. They were young, talented and passionate; and Mikhail Kaufman, if not the most famous, is undoubtedly the sexiest of the siblings…
-doriandalloway

Mikhail KAUFMAN formed with his brothers the collective Dziga Vertov in USSR in the 1920’s.

He and his brothers believed in a cinema that could account for the soviet society that was changing then, with its evolving industry, its growing cities and changing mentalities.

They believed as well in a cinema that could reproduce what we see, precisely, without subjectivity. They were young, talented and passionate; and Mikhail Kaufman, if not the most famous, is undoubtedly the sexiest of the siblings…

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house-of-thought:

Hot people in history

Marc-André Raffalovich (born Paris 1864 - 1934) &

John Gray (born London 1866 -  died Edinburgh 1934)

John Gray (above w/ brown hair) and Marc-André (above w/ black hair) are really interesting characters. Both were poets and ran in the bohemian circles of their time, including being good friends and patrons of the subject of my earlier post [[Austin Spare]]. They were lifelong friends and partners, and if you ask me, soul mates. They even died four months apart like cute old true-loves.

There is a good chance however that they never ‘consummated’ their love… John seems to have been fairly religious and when he was twenty nine he got serious about the Catholicism he had converted to. He had such an influence on Marc-André that he also converted, ultimately they both entered the church, John became a priest, Marc-André joined the tertiary arm of the Dominican Order.

Aside from poetry Marc-André was a writer on homosexuality. In fact he was a go-to person in the criminology field of the time on the subject. He did have a restricted view of it; His religiosity led him to believe that a person should not act on the physical urges they may have, and did not think homosexual sex fit into god’s plan. He described homosexual love in powerful, almost mystical terms though, and I think that probably came directly from the relationship he and John had.

John Gray has often been referred to as a possible inspiration for Oscar Wilde’s ‘Dorian Gray’ as they were friends. He was also known in his time as capable translator of poetry into English.

I think they’re an adorable couple and whatever the terms of their relationship I hope it was fulfilling for them.

Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1913, Assistant Secretary of the Navy. Juno was right when she referred to him as “the hot Roosevelt with polio”.

Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1913, Assistant Secretary of the Navy. Juno was right when she referred to him as “the hot Roosevelt with polio”.


William I, Prince of Orange (24 April 1533 – 10 July 1584), also widely known as William the Silent.
-shaunaspace

William I, Prince of Orange (24 April 1533 – 10 July 1584), also widely known as William the Silent.

house-of-thought:

Austin Osman Spare (Born and died in London 1886 - 1956)

Artist, illustrator, writer, philosopher, animal lover and way before his time in many ways. Spare is pretty much the whole package, not only is he super handsome but apparently he was also known for his kindness and brilliance. 

Spare wrote and illustrated several publications on occultism and magic and established a lot of the ground work for modern sigil and chaos magic.