Simone Weil (1909-1943), French philosopher. Known as the most beautiful soul of the XX° century, with a life driven by an exceptionnal compassion for the suffering of others. Well, her face is almost as pretty as her mind!

Simone Weil (1909-1943), French philosopher. Known as the most beautiful soul of the XX° century, with a life driven by an exceptionnal compassion for the suffering of others. Well, her face is almost as pretty as her mind!

18thcenturylove:

Hello ladies….
LOOK AT YOUR MAN, NOW BACK TO HIM, NOW BACK AT YOUR MAN, NOW BACK TO HIM.
SADLY, HE ISN’T TADEUSZ KOSCIUSZKO. 
Andrzej Tadeusz Bonawentura Kościuszko (1746)A Polish–Lithuanian and American general and military leader during the Kościuszko Uprising. He is a national hero of Poland, Lithuania, the United States and Belarus.He led the 1794 Kościuszko Uprising against Imperial Russia and the Kingdom of Prussia as Supreme Commander of the Polish National Armed Force. Before commanding the 1794 Uprising, he fought in the American Revolutionary War as a colonel in the Continental Army. In 1783, in recognition of his dedicated service, he was brevetted by the Continental Congress to the rank of brigadier general in a mass promotion given to all officers who had served during the war and became a naturalized citizen of the United States.

18thcenturylove:

Hello ladies….

LOOK AT YOUR MAN, NOW BACK TO HIM, NOW BACK AT YOUR MAN, NOW BACK TO HIM.

SADLY, HE ISN’T TADEUSZ KOSCIUSZKO.

Andrzej Tadeusz Bonawentura Kościuszko (1746)
A Polish–Lithuanian and American general and military leader during the Kościuszko Uprising. He is a national hero of Poland, Lithuania, the United States and Belarus.He led the 1794 Kościuszko Uprising against Imperial Russia and the Kingdom of Prussia as Supreme Commander of the Polish National Armed Force. Before commanding the 1794 Uprising, he fought in the American Revolutionary War as a colonel in the Continental Army. In 1783, in recognition of his dedicated service, he was brevetted by the Continental Congress to the rank of brigadier general in a mass promotion given to all officers who had served during the war and became a naturalized citizen of the United States.

According to the legend, Martim Moniz was a knight participating in the Christian invasion force, led by king Afonso I of Portugal, in the Siege of Lisbon, during the Reconquista. At one point in the siege of São Jorge Castle, he saw the Moors closing the castle doors. He led an attack on the doors, and sacrificed himself by lodging himself in the doorway, preventing the defenders from fully closing the door.
This heroic act allowed time for his fellow soldiers to arrive and secure the door, leading to the eventual capture of the castle.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martim_Moniz

According to the legend, Martim Moniz was a knight participating in the Christian invasion force, led by king Afonso I of Portugal, in the Siege of Lisbon, during the Reconquista. At one point in the siege of São Jorge Castle, he saw the Moors closing the castle doors. He led an attack on the doors, and sacrificed himself by lodging himself in the doorway, preventing the defenders from fully closing the door.

This heroic act allowed time for his fellow soldiers to arrive and secure the door, leading to the eventual capture of the castle.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martim_Moniz

Lily Elsie was a popular English actress during the Edwardian era. She was cast in many plays including the popular The Merry Widow. Due to her beauty and charm, she became one of the most photographed women in the Edwardian Era. She is absolutely stunning!

Lily Elsie was a popular English actress during the Edwardian era. She was cast in many plays including the popular The Merry Widow. Due to her beauty and charm, she became one of the most photographed women in the Edwardian Era. She is absolutely stunning!

Sir Charlie Chaplin, known as the Tramp character from the silent film era. When all that makeup was off, he was quite the handsome devil. Even if he had a tendency to marry girls half his age. But nevertheless, he was an amazing actor and history-crush worthy.

Sir Charlie Chaplin, known as the Tramp character from the silent film era. When all that makeup was off, he was quite the handsome devil. Even if he had a tendency to marry girls half his age. But nevertheless, he was an amazing actor and history-crush worthy.

Fredrich Nietzche don’t you love his eyes and his WONDERFUL MUSTACHE

Fredrich Nietzche don’t you love his eyes and his WONDERFUL MUSTACHE

Alfred Stieglitz (1864–1946) was one of the primary figures who showed that American photography could be a serious and unique art form. He is known for his artful images on the subject of industrializtion and on the many pictures he took of his wife Georgia O’Keeffe. He was known for using both the silver gelatin technique and the photogravure technique. One of his most famous pieces is The Hand of Man.

Alfred Stieglitz (1864–1946) was one of the primary figures who showed that American photography could be a serious and unique art form. He is known for his artful images on the subject of industrializtion and on the many pictures he took of his wife Georgia O’Keeffe. He was known for using both the silver gelatin technique and the photogravure technique. One of his most famous pieces is The Hand of Man.

This handsome man is Sir Frederick Banting, co-discoverer of insulin.
Banting was decorated for bravery during WWI when, as a medic in the Canadian Army, he was injured but refused to be evacuated & instead continued taking care of wounded soldiers.
After the war, he was a pharmacology professor at the University of Toronto, and in 1923 he & his assistant, Charles Best discovered that insulin could control diabetes. Banting was awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine. He split the prize money with Best, who was not even nominated for the award.
During WWII he worked with the Royal Canadian Air Force, looking at the medical issues of pilots at high altitude. He was killed in a plane crash in Newfoundland in 1941, on his way to England to begin tests on a new type of flight suit.
Banting was a total Renaissance Man - he hung with the Group of Seven & enjoyed painting & sketching in his spare time.
Plus, I dare you not to get lost in those eyes. Sigh.

This handsome man is Sir Frederick Banting, co-discoverer of insulin.

Banting was decorated for bravery during WWI when, as a medic in the Canadian Army, he was injured but refused to be evacuated & instead continued taking care of wounded soldiers.

After the war, he was a pharmacology professor at the University of Toronto, and in 1923 he & his assistant, Charles Best discovered that insulin could control diabetes. Banting was awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine. He split the prize money with Best, who was not even nominated for the award.

During WWII he worked with the Royal Canadian Air Force, looking at the medical issues of pilots at high altitude. He was killed in a plane crash in Newfoundland in 1941, on his way to England to begin tests on a new type of flight suit.

Banting was a total Renaissance Man - he hung with the Group of Seven & enjoyed painting & sketching in his spare time.

Plus, I dare you not to get lost in those eyes. Sigh.

Leon Battista Alberti needs to be definitely on this list. This handsome Italian fellow born illegitimately in 1404 is the incorporation of the Italien Renaissance. Not only did he look good, he literally could do anything: He was writer, mathematician, artist and architect, who built some of the most beautiful houses in Italy! 

Leon Battista Alberti needs to be definitely on this list. This handsome Italian fellow born illegitimately in 1404 is the incorporation of the Italien Renaissance. Not only did he look good, he literally could do anything: He was writer, mathematician, artist and architect, who built some of the most beautiful houses in Italy! 

historyofromanovs:

It was said that one of the most famous spirits in Saint Petersburg was Paul I. According to some sources Paul first saw the ghostly face of the founder of the city, Peter the Great, on the Senate Square in 1770 and learned from him that he would die soon. Thirty years later, Paul was assassinated in his newly built palace, the Saint Michael’s Castle. His ghost was claimed to be seen by many. Some servants insisted to have seen his restless ghost wandering in the Gatchina Palace at night. The ghost allegedly appeared on the eve of fateful events. 
On the claims of these servants, many people in history had hoped to see the ghost. The most prominent case was Nicholas II and his youngest sister Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, who reminisced to have been hunting at night for the ghost of their great-great-grandfather when they were just children in Gatchina. However, unfortunately for them, they did not see the ghostly figure of their ancestor. The ghost was said to be quite harmless and was often heard playing a flute.

historyofromanovs:

It was said that one of the most famous spirits in Saint Petersburg was Paul I. According to some sources Paul first saw the ghostly face of the founder of the city, Peter the Great, on the Senate Square in 1770 and learned from him that he would die soon. Thirty years later, Paul was assassinated in his newly built palace, the Saint Michael’s Castle. His ghost was claimed to be seen by many. Some servants insisted to have seen his restless ghost wandering in the Gatchina Palace at night. The ghost allegedly appeared on the eve of fateful events.

On the claims of these servants, many people in history had hoped to see the ghost. The most prominent case was Nicholas II and his youngest sister Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, who reminisced to have been hunting at night for the ghost of their great-great-grandfather when they were just children in Gatchina. However, unfortunately for them, they did not see the ghostly figure of their ancestor. The ghost was said to be quite harmless and was often heard playing a flute.