Ṣalāḥ ad-Dīn Yūsuf ibn Ayyūb (Or Saladin) was the sultan of Syria and Egypt, and ruled much of the Middle East during the Crusades. His victories in battle were the turning point that allowed the Muslims to recapture much of the “Holy Land” from the Christian invaders, including the all-important Jerusalem (where Saladin would welcome those of the Jewish faith back following his conquest). 
His charisma is mainly to be found in his chivalry, which impressed even his enemies. Although the Christians had torn their way ruthlessly through Muslim lands, Saladin was renowned for his mercy toward hostages— allowing some to go home even when ransoms weren’t paid, and taking excellent care for even the lowliest of his enemies. No rumor grew quite so famous as his rivalry with Richard the Lionheart, however. The two clashed repeatedly, yet were said to have a healthy respect for one another. On one occasion, when Richard’s horse was slain, Saladin even presented him with a new mount. 

Ṣalāḥ ad-Dīn Yūsuf ibn Ayyūb (Or Saladin) was the sultan of Syria and Egypt, and ruled much of the Middle East during the Crusades. His victories in battle were the turning point that allowed the Muslims to recapture much of the “Holy Land” from the Christian invaders, including the all-important Jerusalem (where Saladin would welcome those of the Jewish faith back following his conquest). 

His charisma is mainly to be found in his chivalry, which impressed even his enemies. Although the Christians had torn their way ruthlessly through Muslim lands, Saladin was renowned for his mercy toward hostages— allowing some to go home even when ransoms weren’t paid, and taking excellent care for even the lowliest of his enemies. No rumor grew quite so famous as his rivalry with Richard the Lionheart, however. The two clashed repeatedly, yet were said to have a healthy respect for one another. On one occasion, when Richard’s horse was slain, Saladin even presented him with a new mount. 

Aino Sibelius (10.8.1871-8.6.1969)
This beautiful lady was the wife of the Finnish national composer Jean Sibelius. 
She was a devoted in supporting her husband’s work and encouraged him to write symphonies even at time of financial distress. She also was concerned and depressed over his alcohol usage and couldn’t stand seeing him burn his manuscripts.
Aino has been described as poetic and graceful person who was passionately against all worldly vanity. The ideological and ethical ideals of tolstoyism that she learned from her mother, Elisabeth Järnefelt, also strongly affected her world view. It’s been said that her rules of good conduct resembled the etiquette of the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg. 
Aino also was in charge of upbringing and education of their daughters. She was very dedicated and cared for them at the limits of her own endurance. 
Aino’s influence in their home is clearly visible in the fact that the house was named Ainola after her. She lived there even after her husband died till her own death and her presence is still clear in details of house’s decoration and her famous garden.

Aino Sibelius (10.8.1871-8.6.1969)

This beautiful lady was the wife of the Finnish national composer Jean Sibelius. 

She was a devoted in supporting her husband’s work and encouraged him to write symphonies even at time of financial distress. She also was concerned and depressed over his alcohol usage and couldn’t stand seeing him burn his manuscripts.

Aino has been described as poetic and graceful person who was passionately against all worldly vanity. The ideological and ethical ideals of tolstoyism that she learned from her mother, Elisabeth Järnefelt, also strongly affected her world view. It’s been said that her rules of good conduct resembled the etiquette of the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg. 

Aino also was in charge of upbringing and education of their daughters. She was very dedicated and cared for them at the limits of her own endurance. 

Aino’s influence in their home is clearly visible in the fact that the house was named Ainola after her. She lived there even after her husband died till her own death and her presence is still clear in details of house’s decoration and her famous garden.

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"The Unlikely Hipster: Walt Disney on the Beach in Brazil, 1941."
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"The Unlikely Hipster: Walt Disney on the Beach in Brazil, 1941."

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Lillie Langtry was a goddess and you cannot convince me otherwise. Born October 13, 1853. Forgive me, for I do not think I can bring justice in words to describe her. 

Lillie Langtry was a goddess and you cannot convince me otherwise. Born October 13, 1853. Forgive me, for I do not think I can bring justice in words to describe her. 

King D. Manuel II of Portugal

King D. Manuel II of Portugal

Che Guevara started out as a physician in Argentina. However, after traveling the length of south america, he then became a Marxist revolutionary in order to better the lives of the people he met in his travels who were burdened by poverty, hunger, and disease. Not only did he have incredibly good-looks, but he had a huge heart! 

Che Guevara started out as a physician in Argentina. However, after traveling the length of south america, he then became a Marxist revolutionary in order to better the lives of the people he met in his travels who were burdened by poverty, hunger, and disease. Not only did he have incredibly good-looks, but he had a huge heart! 

This is Edgard Varèse, the moody, dark, handsome French composer during the Jazz Age. He was an “ultra-modern”, an artist who ditched the classical techniques for the pure, gritty sounds of New York. He was friendly with a ton of cool modernists, like Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Ezra Pound, and James Joyce. His dashing face also bought him a role in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

This is Edgard Varèse, the moody, dark, handsome French composer during the Jazz Age. He was an “ultra-modern”, an artist who ditched the classical techniques for the pure, gritty sounds of New York. He was friendly with a ton of cool modernists, like Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Ezra Pound, and James Joyce. His dashing face also bought him a role in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Unknown member of Armia Krajowa (Poland’s Home Army resistance movement) during the early days of the Warsaw Uprising in August of 1944.

Unknown member of Armia Krajowa (Poland’s Home Army resistance movement) during the early days of the Warsaw Uprising in August of 1944.

Marcel Proust (10/7/71-18/11/22) French novelist, critic, and essayist best known for his monumental novel, In Search of Lost Time (À la recherche du temps perdu)

Marcel Proust (10/7/71-18/11/22) French novelist, critic, and essayist best known for his monumental novel, In Search of Lost Time (À la recherche du temps perdu)

Vasil Levski, 1837-1873, Bulgarian revolutionary, organised and started the April Uprising, which ultimately liberated Bulgaria from Ottoman rule.

Vasil Levski, 1837-1873, Bulgarian revolutionary, organised and started the April Uprising, which ultimately liberated Bulgaria from Ottoman rule.