Arthur Rimbaud (1854 - 1891)
One of the most famous french poet. He wrote the biggest part of his work between 16 and 20 years old and then gave up because he understood he would never be able to write a poetry as perfect as he wanted. He also is famous for his troubled affair with another famous french poet called Paul Verlaine. He stopped completely poetry before his 21 birthday and spent the rest of his life travelling in Europe, Asia and Africa. 
He was a genius. His poetry is magnificent. Do yourself a favour and go read his work. 

Arthur Rimbaud (1854 - 1891)

One of the most famous french poet. He wrote the biggest part of his work between 16 and 20 years old and then gave up because he understood he would never be able to write a poetry as perfect as he wanted. He also is famous for his troubled affair with another famous french poet called Paul Verlaine. He stopped completely poetry before his 21 birthday and spent the rest of his life travelling in Europe, Asia and Africa. 

He was a genius. His poetry is magnificent. Do yourself a favour and go read his work. 

Franz Ritter von Liszt, was a 19th-century Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor, teacher and Franciscan tertiary.
Liszt gained renown in Europe during the early nineteenth century for his virtuosic skill as a pianist. He was said by his contemporaries to have been the most technically advanced pianist of his age, and in the 1840s he was considered by some to be perhaps the greatest pianist of all time. Liszt was also a well-known and influential composer, piano teacher and conductor. He was a benefactor to other composers, including Richard Wagner,Hector Berlioz, Camille Saint-Saëns, Edvard Grieg and Alexander Borodin.Liszt in 1858 by Franz Hanfstaengl.

Franz Ritter von Liszt, was a 19th-century Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor, teacher and Franciscan tertiary.

Liszt gained renown in Europe during the early nineteenth century for his virtuosic skill as a pianist. He was said by his contemporaries to have been the most technically advanced pianist of his age, and in the 1840s he was considered by some to be perhaps the greatest pianist of all time. Liszt was also a well-known and influential composer, piano teacher and conductor. He was a benefactor to other composers, including Richard Wagner,Hector BerliozCamille Saint-SaënsEdvard Grieg and Alexander Borodin.Liszt in 1858 by Franz Hanfstaengl.Liszt in 1858 by Franz Hanfstaengl.

English poet Rupert Brooke 1887-1915Rumors say that Virginia Woolf bragged about skinny dipping with him. I don’t blame her.

English poet Rupert Brooke 1887-1915

Rumors say that Virginia Woolf bragged about skinny dipping with him. I don’t blame her.

Emilio Aguinaldo was a revolutionary leader who achieved independence of the Philippines from Spain in 1898, ending four centuries of oppression. He also assisted Americans fighting against Spain in the Spanish-American War, then fought Americans in the Philippine-American War to resist their occupation. At 28 years old he was the first and youngest president dictator of the Philippines who used his power to create a democratic government.

Emilio Aguinaldo was a revolutionary leader who achieved independence of the Philippines from Spain in 1898, ending four centuries of oppression. He also assisted Americans fighting against Spain in the Spanish-American War, then fought Americans in the Philippine-American War to resist their occupation. At 28 years old he was the first and youngest president dictator of the Philippines who used his power to create a democratic government.

Charles XII of Sweden (1682-1718). He was pretty much the main character of the Great Northern War. 
Charles XII became king at the age of 15 In 1697, after the death of his father. Sweden was at this time a great power in the baltic region. In 1700, Denmark-Norway, Saxony-Poland and Russia declared war on Sweden, assuming the now 18 years old king would be easy to win over. They were wrong. Charles and the (well-organised and disciplined) Swedish army won victory after victory against numerically superior enemy forces.
Then in 1707 he made the decision to invade Russia. This went pretty much as one can expect, and in 1709 the swedish army suffered a crushing defeat at Poltava, and were shortly after forced to capitulate. The king, who had been injured and not able to lead the battle, fled to Turkey. He stayed there for a long time trying to persuade the sultan to go to war against Russia. The turks, who had originally been rather thrilled to have the Swedish king there, eventually got fed up with him. 
In the Autumn of 1714, Charles XII hence left and made the rather impressive feat of riding through Europe from Turkey to Stralsund in 14 days. In 1715 he finally returned to sweden. At this time, most of the Swedish domains had fallen and Finland was occupied by the Russians, however, Charles decided to continue the war on another front, and invaded Norway. On the 30th of november 1718 he was shot in the head while laying siege to Fredriksten Fortress. Who shot him is stil a mystery; was it the enemy, a war-weary swede, or a political assassination? the weirdest theory is that he was shot with a button.
Charles XII was quite a legendary figure in his own time, being described as “the alexander of the north”. Voltaire wrote a biography about him in 1731. Charles XII was certainly Intelligent, having received a solid education,and definitely something of a military genius. Unfortunately he was also extremely stubborn and unwilling to compromise, which probably made the whole war situation worse. Charles devoted pretty much all of his life to the war. He preferred wearing a rather simple military uniform (see painting above) and none of those fance baroque wigs that were in back then. Frequently, Charles XII would ride in the frontlines of battle, setting and example to his soldiers, who respected him greatly. Despite this, he almost never got injured which lead to the rumor that he was immune to bullets. Charles XII has also been described as emotionless, and he allegedly remained celibate his whole life.
Today, Charles XII is one of the most controversial and disputed figures in Swedish history. He has frequently been blamed for the ruining of the Swedish Empire, due to not ending the war when he had the chance. He has also been romanticised as a great hero. However, people are aware that autocratic warrior kings don’t really fit Swedens current image as a peaceful and liberal nation. The neo-nazis tend to idolise Charles XII, which doesn’t exactly improve his image. 

Charles XII of Sweden (1682-1718). He was pretty much the main character of the Great Northern War. 

Charles XII became king at the age of 15 In 1697, after the death of his father. Sweden was at this time a great power in the baltic region. In 1700, Denmark-Norway, Saxony-Poland and Russia declared war on Sweden, assuming the now 18 years old king would be easy to win over. They were wrong. Charles and the (well-organised and disciplined) Swedish army won victory after victory against numerically superior enemy forces.

Then in 1707 he made the decision to invade Russia. This went pretty much as one can expect, and in 1709 the swedish army suffered a crushing defeat at Poltava, and were shortly after forced to capitulate. The king, who had been injured and not able to lead the battle, fled to Turkey. He stayed there for a long time trying to persuade the sultan to go to war against Russia. The turks, who had originally been rather thrilled to have the Swedish king there, eventually got fed up with him. 

In the Autumn of 1714, Charles XII hence left and made the rather impressive feat of riding through Europe from Turkey to Stralsund in 14 days. In 1715 he finally returned to sweden. At this time, most of the Swedish domains had fallen and Finland was occupied by the Russians, however, Charles decided to continue the war on another front, and invaded Norway. On the 30th of november 1718 he was shot in the head while laying siege to Fredriksten Fortress. Who shot him is stil a mystery; was it the enemy, a war-weary swede, or a political assassination? the weirdest theory is that he was shot with a button.

Charles XII was quite a legendary figure in his own time, being described as “the alexander of the north”. Voltaire wrote a biography about him in 1731. Charles XII was certainly Intelligent, having received a solid education,and definitely something of a military genius. Unfortunately he was also extremely stubborn and unwilling to compromise, which probably made the whole war situation worse. Charles devoted pretty much all of his life to the war. He preferred wearing a rather simple military uniform (see painting above) and none of those fance baroque wigs that were in back then. Frequently, Charles XII would ride in the frontlines of battle, setting and example to his soldiers, who respected him greatly. Despite this, he almost never got injured which lead to the rumor that he was immune to bullets. Charles XII has also been described as emotionless, and he allegedly remained celibate his whole life.

Today, Charles XII is one of the most controversial and disputed figures in Swedish history. He has frequently been blamed for the ruining of the Swedish Empire, due to not ending the war when he had the chance. He has also been romanticised as a great hero. However, people are aware that autocratic warrior kings don’t really fit Swedens current image as a peaceful and liberal nation. The neo-nazis tend to idolise Charles XII, which doesn’t exactly improve his image. 

This is Phineas Gage, a railroad worker who survived an accident in which a large metal rod (pictured) passed completely through his skull. The damage that occurred to his frontal lobe completely changed his personality.
But not his perfect face, thank god.

This is Phineas Gage, a railroad worker who survived an accident in which a large metal rod (pictured) passed completely through his skull. The damage that occurred to his frontal lobe completely changed his personality.

But not his perfect face, thank god.

Robert Edmond Jones, total hottie and genius theatrical designer in the 20s. He introduced simple, expressionistic sets to America. 

"We have learned that beneath the surface of an ordinary… conscious existence there lies a vast dynamic world of impulse and dream, a hinterland of energy which has an independent existence of its own…"  

Robert Edmond Jones, total hottie and genius theatrical designer in the 20s. He introduced simple, expressionistic sets to America. 

"We have learned that beneath the surface of an ordinary… conscious existence there lies a vast dynamic world of impulse and dream, a hinterland of energy which has an independent existence of its own…"  

your info page said that you liked memes and i couldn’t help myself
The internet has done some wonderful and terrible things to Mr. Hamilton.

your info page said that you liked memes and i couldn’t help myself

The internet has done some wonderful and terrible things to Mr. Hamilton.

My textbook says “Populist newspaper editor Marion Butler pursued a strategy of fusion with Republicans in North Carolina that aided his election to the U.S. Senate in 1894.”
But my heart says “Yes.  Yes.  A million times yes.”

My textbook says “Populist newspaper editor Marion Butler pursued a strategy of fusion with Republicans in North Carolina that aided his election to the U.S. Senate in 1894.”

But my heart says “Yes.  Yes.  A million times yes.”

Reynaldo  Hahn.  One of Marcel Proust’s boyfriends.

Reynaldo  Hahn.  One of Marcel Proust’s boyfriends.