Friday, July 30, 2021

Historical Biographies

The colorful personalities of famous people come alive to share their shortcomings, passions and achievements. Cross the boundaries imposed by time and space, and come face to face with your favorite (and not so favorite) historical figures.
Relive the life and times of famous men like Winston Churchill and not so famous heroes such as the Civil War hero Sam Davis. about politicians that became military heroes, like Theodore Roosevelt Jr. Thrill in the escapades of Criminals like Dick Turpin and the murderer, Rev John Selby Watson.
It’s all here, plus much more, just click on the links below and board your own time machine.

Harry Winston, “The King of Diamonds”

The "King of Diamonds", Harry Winston (b. 1896 - d. 1978) was a hard-headed businessman and a fanatical gem-collector. The American jeweler famous for...

Theodore Roosevelt Jr., Governor of Puerto Rico

In May 1928, President Hoover appointed Theodore Roosevelt Jr. to the position of Governor General of Puerto Rico. Roosevelt was in Vietnam at the...

History’s Wild Women: Cleopatra – Queen of Kings

The death of Julius Caesar ushered in a period of anarchy and civil war in Rome. In order to restore peace, the Second Triumvirate...

Johan Christian Fabricius: The Danish Zoologist

Johan Christian Fabricius lived from 7 January 1745 to 3 March 1808 and was a Danish zoologist specializing in insects which included what are...

The Mistress of the Duke of Orleans, Grace Dalrymple Elliott

Daly the Tall, Mistress of the Duke of Orleans, Grace Dalrymple Elliott was a courtesan to royalty. An eighteenth-century beauty, Grace Dalrymple Elliott, was the...

The Candy Empire of Milton Hershey, Maker of the Hershey Bar

Milton Hershey was born in 1857 into a deeply religious Mennonite family that lived on a farm in south-central Pennsylvania. His ancestors had been...

George Mardikian, Restaurateur and Medal of Freedom Winner

When he landed on Ellis Island as a young man of eighteen in 1922, George Mardikian had already lost his father during the Armenian...

Sir Thomas Lipton: Purveyor of Tea and America’s Cup Yachtsman

Learning from his experience in America, Lipton brought new methods of marketing and advertising to his grocery business in Glasgow. By the middle of the...

Jean Margaret Davenport, the Infant Phenomenon

Pretty and clever, Davenport began her acting career at a young age with her father’s help. Born in 1829 in Wolverhampton, her father managed...

A Renaissance Woman, Sofonisba Anguissola, Italian Portraitist

Sofonisba Anguissola (1535 - 1625) was one of few female Italian Renaissance artists. As a famous portraitist, she was at home in the courts...