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Biography of Plotinus
Biography of Plotinus
Biography of Plotinus Plotinus was born in Upper Egypt, more specifically in Lycopolis in 204 CE. When he was twenty-eight he moved to Alexandria to study philosophy. While in Alexandria, he was tremendously influenced by Plato and Aristotle and therefore studied their works immensely. Subsequent to working under Ammonius for approximately ten years, he joined the Emperor Gordian’s campaign against the Parthians (Persians) in 243 AD. He joined the campaign, partly because he was somewhat intrigu
Biography On Linda Crew (motives For Writing Child
Biography On Linda Crew (motives For Writing Child
Biography On Linda Crew (motives For Writing Children Of The River) About Linda Crew and her reasons for writing this The author of Children of the River, Linda Crew, expresses her emotions and brings her past experiences into her writings. A lot of authors base their books on personal experiences; Linda Crew is just an example of one. Linda Crew went to the University of Oregon, since she lived in Oregon for a while before writing Children of the River, which could be a major factor in why it t
Biography_William Shakespeare
Biography_William Shakespeare
Biography_William Shakespeare “More is known about Shakespeare than any other professional dramatist of his time (2).” He was born in the small English town of Stratford-upon-Avon. At the age of seven, Shakespeare attended a strict, high-status grammar school. Students studied Latin, since it was necessary in the time to have a successful career, and attended classes nine hours per day, almost entirely year round. In November 1582, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway. At the time, he was 18, and s
Booker T Washington- Fighter for thr black man
Booker T Washington- Fighter for thr black man
Booker T Washington- Fighter for thr black man Booker T. Washington: Fighter for the Black Man Booker T. Washington was a man beyond words. His perseverance and will to work were well known throughout the United States. He rose from slavery, delivering speech after speech expressing his views on how to uplift America\'s view of the Negro. He felt that knowledge was power, not just knowledge of books, but knowledge of agricultural and industrial trades. He felt that the Negro would rise to be a
Booker T. Washington
Booker T. Washington
Booker T. Washington Booker T. Washington was the first African American whose likeness appeared on a United States postage stamp. Washington also was thus honored a quarter century after his death. In 1946 he also became the first black with his image on a coin, a 50-cent piece. The Tuskegee Institute, which Washington started at the age of 25, was the where the 10-cent stamps first were available. The educator\'s monument on its campus shows him lifting a symbolic veil from the head of a freed
Brief Description Of Edward Teller
Brief Description Of Edward Teller
Brief Description Of Edward Teller Edward Teller Edward Teller is a Hungarian-American physicist, known for his work on the hydrogen bomb. Teller was born in Budapest in 1908, and was educated in Germany at the Institute of Technology in Karlsruhe and at the universities of Munich and Leipzig. He received his Ph.D. in physics in 1930. After working at the University of Goettingen with James Frank and at the Niels Bohr Institute, he became Professor of Physics at the George Washington University
Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee Christian Estrada March 22, 1996 Literature-07 Biography Report Bruce Lee Introduction Bruce Lee was born in the Chinese year of the dragon, in the hour of the dragon on November 27, 1940. From the beginning, it was obvious he was a remarkable and unique child with tremendous energy. His mother named him Lee Jun Fan, which meant return again. She felt he would return to the United States where he was born while his parents were on tour with the Cantonese opera. A nurse suggested he b
Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee Ticallion Stallion October 10, 1996 English, 9th Grade Final Bruce Lee This essay is dedicated to Bruce Lee, without a doubt the most famous, skilled, and inspiring martial artist that ever lived. Bruce Lee was a Chinese martial artist and actor whose main style of fighting was Kung-Fu among many other styles that he practiced. From all of the things that I\'ve read and seen about Lee, I think that he was the type of person that would never give up. He could get beat and come back fo
Buddha
Buddha
Buddha Buddha The word Buddha means enlightened one. It is used today as a title to the one who has given us more religious beliefs than almost any other human who lived in this world. However, he was not given this name at birth; he had to earn it for himself by undergoing long, hard hours of meditation and contemplation. Buddha has changed the lifestyles of many cultures with new, never-before asked questions that were explained by his search for salvation. He began an entirely new religion
Buffalo Bill Cody- Wild West Showman
Buffalo Bill Cody- Wild West Showman
Buffalo Bill Cody- Wild West Showman William Frederick Cody, also known as Buffalo Bill, was born into an anti-slavery family. He had a rough childhood, but despite this hardship he grew up to be an adventurous wild west showman, and achieve many historical goals. On February 26, 1846, near the small town of LeClair, Iowa, William F. Cody was born to Isacc and Marry Ann Cody. At the time William had two sisters, Martha and Julia, and a brother, Samuel. But he ended up with three more sisters, El
Carl Jung
Carl Jung
Carl Jung Carl Jung   Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) was a son of a minister in Switzerland. He was born on July 26, in the small village of Kesswil on Lake Constance. He was named after his grandfather, a professor of medicine at the University of Basel. He was the oldest child and only surviving son of a Swiss Reform pastor. Two brothers died in infancy before Jung was born. Jung\'s mother was a neurotic and often fought with his father. Father was usually lonely and very irritable. When the chi
Changing Attitudes of Ferhat Abbas
Changing Attitudes of Ferhat Abbas
Changing Attitudes of Ferhat Abbas CHANGING ATTITUDES OF FERHAT ABBAS Introduction Ferhat Abbas believed in the peaceful solution and that the French are willing to co-operate with the Algerians. With this co-operation, he thought, it was possible for all to live together. He was brought up and thought to believe in democracy and parliament, to look for these in a peaceful fashion and that the people have to be asked what to do with their country and not to be terrorised to be convinced differen
Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin Charles Darwin One of the most famous names in science and in the economy today, is Charles Darwin. Darwin is best known for his contributions in science; his famous theory of evolution. He also contributed to the market and command economy with his belief, survival of the fittest. Charles Darwin\'s contribution to science has been a very controversial one. He stated that each generation will improve adaptively over the preceding generations, and this gradual and continuous proc
Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens This report will talk about the life of a famous author, Charles Dickens. It will tell you about his early, middle, and later years of his life. It will also talk about one of his great works of literature. In conclusion, this report will show a comparison of his work to his life. EARLY LIFE Charles Dickens was born at Landport, in Portsea, on February 7, 1812. His father was a clerk in the Navy Pay-Office, and was temporarily on duty in the neighborhood when Charles was born. Hi
Charles Lindbergh
Charles Lindbergh
Charles Lindbergh Charles Lindbergh Shortly after Charles Lindbergh landed, he was swarmed by 25, 000 Parisians who carried the wearied pilot on their shoulders. They were rejoicing that Charles Lindbergh, the American aviator who flew the first transatlantic flight, had just landed at Le Bourget field in France. Having just completed what some people called an impossible feat, he was instantly a well-known international hero. Despite his pro-German stance during World War II, Charles Lindbergh
Chiang Kai-shek
Chiang Kai-shek
Chiang Kai-shek Chiang Kai-shek Chiang Kai-shek, also known as Chiang Chung-cheng, was the son of a middle-class wine merchant who lived in the village of Chikow in Chekiang Province. When he was fourteen years old, following the Chinese custom of that time, he was arranged to be marry by his mother (the bride’s name is not mentioned). His bride and he did not see each other until his walk down the aisle. He did this without complaints only to please his mother. Once he was married he met his br
Cleopatra
Cleopatra
Cleopatra Cleopatra Vll was born in 69 BC, in Alexandria, Egypt. Despite what people say today, that she was glamorous and beautiful, she was far from it. She is shown on ancient coins with a long hooked nose and masculine features. Although she was not beautiful she was clearly a very seductive woman, and she used this to further Egypt politically. She had a beautiful musical voice. It is also said that she was highly intelligent. She spoke nine different languages, and she was the first Ptolem
Confucius Paper
Confucius Paper
Confucius Paper According to tradition, Confucius was born in the state of Lu (present-day Shandong Province) of the noble K\'ung clan. His original name was K\'ung Ch\'iu. His father, commander of a district in Lu, died three years after Confucius was born, leaving the family in poverty, but Confucius nevertheless received a fine education. He was married at the age of 19 and had one son and two daughters. During the four years immediately after his marriage, poverty compelled him to become a s
Constantine the Great
Constantine the Great
Constantine the Great Constantine the Great (about AD274-337), Roman emperor (306-37), the first Roman ruler to be converted to Christianity. He was the founder of Constantinople (present-day Istanbul), which remained the capital of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire until 1453. Constantine the Great was born Flavius Valerius Constantinus at Nis, in what is now Serbia, son of the commander Constantius Chlorus (later Constantius I) and Helena (later Saint Helena), a camp follower. Constantius b
Daniel Webster
Daniel Webster
Daniel Webster Daniel Webster   Daniel Webster contributed a large potion of the Civil War. To begin, he was born in Salisbury, New Hampshire on January 18, 1782. His parents were farmers so many people didn\'t know what to expect of him. Even though his parents were farmers, he still graduated from Dartmouth College in 1801. After he learned to be a lawyer, Daniel Webster opened a legal practice in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1807.   Webster quickly became an experienced and very good lawyer a
Daniel Johns
Daniel Johns
Daniel Johns Daniel Johns is a guitar player. He was born in 1979. He has blonde hair and is 16 years old. One day he heard a song on the radio with a guitar solo in it. He thought it was cool, so he wanted to get a guitar. He didn’t get one until about a year later. When he got the guitar Chris Jonnou, Ben Gillies, and he, were bored. So they decided to start a band. When they did they made up a song called “Tomorrow.” They entered it into a contest that was held in their city. The judges loved
David Letterman- The Man, The Myth
David Letterman- The Man, The Myth
David Letterman- The Man, The Myth David Letterman David Letterman grew up in a small town in eastern Indiana. He was born to Joseph and Dorothy Letterman. After reading the novel, David Letterman: On Stage and Off by Rosemarie Lennon, I have learned about all his struggles and joys. Because of this book, I feel sorry towards one of the funniest people on Earth, David Letterman. I also admire him for his good acts and abilities. To realize why I feel what I feel toward Letterman, you have to l
Davy Crocket
Davy Crocket
Davy Crocket DAVY CROCKETT Davy was born in 1786 in Greene County, Tennessee. He went to school at 13 years old. But he didn\'t like school. He ran away to the woods for 2 1/2 years to avoid being punished for missing days. Davy Crockett\'s father was from Ireland and he married Rebecca Crockett. They had three boys and two girls. Davy liked hunting and killing bears. His father taught him how to hunt deer, kill bears and fish. In 1808 Davy Cockett married Mary Finley. They had two boys and a gi
Dennis Rodman- Bad As I wanna Be
Dennis Rodman- Bad As I wanna Be
Dennis Rodman- Bad As I wanna Be Title: Bad As I Wanna Be Author: Dennis Rodman with Tim Keown # of pages: 258 Setting: The book takes place in Dallas, Texas where Dennis Rodman lived while he was a kid, Detroit, Michigan where Dennis Rodman played basketball for the Detroit Pistons, San Antonio, Texas where Dennis Rodman played basketball for the San Antonio Spurs, and Chicago, Illinois where Dennis Rodman is currently playing for the Chicago Bulls. Character: Dennis Rodman. A pro basketball pl
Determination
Determination
Determination Determination I am a very dependable person. When I start a project I concentrate and focus in it. I use my determination in all parts of my life. In school my determination has allowed me to achieve many academic accomplishments. In an engineering course I was given an assignment to design a house using Autocad. This house had to be designed to all of the state building codes. My teacher had set up many different requirements for the project. It had to be an original design with f
DH Lawrence: Biography
DH Lawrence: Biography
DH Lawrence: Biography David Herbert Lawrence was born on September 11, 1885, the fourth child and third son of a miner in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire. Despite having grown up in a lower class home and without many friends, he has become the most frequently studied novelist of the twentieth century . Lawrence started school extremely early at the age of four, only to be withdrawn for the next three years. This was much to his disadvantage socially. He had very few friends as a child. He preferred
Donatello
Donatello
Donatello Donatello Donatello (1386-1466) was a master of sculpture in bronze and marble and was one of the greatest Italian Renaissance artists of his time. A lot is known about his life and career but little is known about his character and personality. He never married and seems to be a man of simple tastes. Patrons often found him hard to deal with and he demanded a lot of artistic freedom. The inscriptions and signatures on his works are among the earliest examples of classical Roman letter
Dorothy Day
Dorothy Day
Dorothy Day Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker movement, was born in Brooklyn, New York, November 8, 1897. After surviving the San Francisco earthquake in 1906, the Day family moved into a flat in Chicago\'s South Side. It was a big step down in the world made necessary because John Day was out of work. Day understands of the shame people feel when they fail in their efforts dated from this time. (Miller, p.4) When John Day was appointed sports editor of a Chicago newspaper, the Day fam
Dr Seuss- The Great American Children's Poet
Dr Seuss- The Great American Children's Poet
Dr Seuss- The Great American Children\'s Poet Dr. Seuss: The Great American Children’s Poet Dr. Seuss is the pseudonym for Theodor Seuss Geisel III, Ted Geisel to his friends. He originally thought of his pen name being pronounced zo-oice which is the German pronunciation. He took his middle name from his mother’s maiden name. He was born in 1904 to Theodor Jr. and Henrietta Geisel of Springfiel Massachusetts. Both sets of grandparents were from Germany. Theodor Jr. was a wealthy brewer and tave
Eamon De Valera
Eamon De Valera
Eamon De Valera Eamon de Valera, although born in New York City, in the United States of America, devoted his life to help the people of Ireland. As he once said it, “If I wish to know what the Irish want, I look into my own heart.” De Valera loved Ireland and its people with a deep and lasting passion. It was he, probably more than any other person in their history, who helped that country win freedom from British rule and then shaped its history well into the twentieth century. De Valera’s mot
Eddie Gein
Eddie Gein
Eddie Gein Edward Theodore was born on August 27, 1906, to Augusta and George Gein in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Eddie was the 2nd of two children. Eddie\'s mother was a fanatically religious women, who was determined to raise the boys according to her strict moral code. Eddie\'s mother repeatedly warned her sons of the immorality and looseness of women, hoping to discourage any sexual desires the boys might have. ( In the Beginning) Augusta was a domineering and hard woman, while her husband George,
EDGAR ALLAN Poe
EDGAR ALLAN Poe
EDGAR ALLAN Poe EDGAR ALLAN POE EL AUTOR Y SU OBRA En el Boston de 1809, una pareja de actores jovenes se encontraba de gira con su compañia teatral.Eran David y Elizabeth Poe, padres del escritor.David procedía de una familia de emigrantes irlandeses y habia sido criado en Baltimore,Estados Unidos; muy joven comenzó su carrera de actor.Elizabeth, hija de una familia de actores, había nacido en Londres en 1789 y llegado a América en 1796.A los nueve años entró a trabajar como actriz en el Old Bo
Edgar Allen Poe - How
Edgar Allen Poe - How
Edgar Allen Poe - How Edgar Allan Poe was a bizarre and often scary writer. People throughout history have often wondered why his writings were so fantastically different and unusual. They were not the result of a diseased mind, as some think. Rather they came from a tense and miserable life. Edgar Allan Poe was not a happy man. He was a victim of fate from the moment he was born to his death only forty years later. He died alone and unappreciated. It is quite obvious that his life affected his
Edgar Allen Poe and His LifeStory
Edgar Allen Poe and His LifeStory
Edgar Allen Poe and His LifeStory Edgar Allen Poe and His LifeStory Edgar Allen Poe was a very famous poet and writer,Poe created many poems and stories such as The Raven, The Tall -Tale Heart, The Fall of The House of Usher and many more. (tompson 1)Edgar lived from 1809 to 1849. He was born on January 19,1809, in Boston Massachusetts but grew up in Richmond Virgina but through his many travels he lived in half a dozen eastern cities. He lived a short and tragic life. His first career was to st
Einstein
Einstein
Einstein Of all the scientists to emerge from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries there is one whose name is known by almost all living people. While most of these do not understand this man\'s work, everyone knows that its impact on the world of science is astonishing. Yes, many have heard of Albert Einstein\'s General Theory of relativity, but few know about the intriguing life that led this scientist to discover what some have called, The greatest single achievement of human thought. Ein
Einstein
Einstein
Einstein Albert Einstein by Albert Einstein (1879-1955) was born in the city of Ulm, Wurttemberg, Germany on March 14, 1879. Although, his parents, Harmann and Paulina Koch Einstein raised him in Munich where the family owned a small shop that manufactured electric machinery. But multiple business failures forced his family to move to Milan, Italy. Albert Einstein did not talk until he was three years old. But at the age of 12 he had already taught himself Euclidean geometry. And at only 15 year
Einstien
Einstien
Einstien Of all the scientists to emerge from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries there is one whose name is known by almost all living people. While most of these do not understand this man\'s work, everyone knows that its impact on the world of science is astonishing. Yes, many have heard of Albert Einstein\'s General Theory of relativity, but few know about the intriguing life that led this scientist to discover what some have called, The greatest single achievement of human thought. Ein
Eisenhower
Eisenhower
Eisenhower The Early Years Dwight David Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890 in Denison, Texas. He was the third of seven sons from David Jacob and Ida Elizabeth Stover Eisenhower. After his birth the family moved to Abilene, Kansas where Dwight graduated from high school in 1909. He was awarded a scholarship to West Point military academy. He was commisioned a Second Lieutenant upon graduation in September of 1915. After being stationed at Fort Sam Houston, Dwight met Mary (Mamie) Geneva Dou
Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt Eleanor Roosevelt was a honest person who had responsibility and compassion towards her husband , family and her fellow man, whatever their social status. She used great citizenship and initiative actions in dealing with anyone who was fortunate enough to make her acquaintance. Eleanor Roosevelt is an outspoken advocate of social justice. During the years she has taken over a lot of responsibility. For someone who spent thefirst third of her life as shy and timid, she showed gr
Elie Wiesel
Elie Wiesel
Elie Wiesel Elie Wiesel\'s statement, ...to remain silent and indifferent is the greatest sin of all... stands as a summary of his views on life and serves as the driving force of his work. Wiesel is the author of 36 works dealing with Judaism, the Holocaust, and the moral responsibility of all people to fight hatred, racism and genocide. Born September 30, 1928, Eliezer Wiesel led a life representative of many Jewish children. Growing up in a small village in Romania, his world revolved around
Emilie du Chatelet
Emilie du Chatelet
Emilie du Chatelet Emilie du Chatelet Emilie du Chatelet grew up in a society where there were not many education opportunities for women. She was born in Paris on December 17, 1706 and grew up in a household where marriage was the only way one could improve their place in society. During her early childhood, Emilie began to show such promise in the area of academics that soon she was able to convince her father that she was a genius who needed attention. Provided with good education, she studie
Emily Bronte
Emily Bronte
Emily Bronte Emily Jane Bront remains a mystery. Very little is known about her. There is little information, and much of what we have is contradictory. She is the author of only one novel and a few bits of poetry. This gives people little to build on. The majority of what we know about her comes from her sister, Charlotte, who is another well known author. From what is known, it would appear that Emily led an ordinary life of a nineteenth century female. She attended boarding school and learned
Emily Dickenson
Emily Dickenson
Emily Dickenson The year 1830 is a crucial date in English history. You see, this is the year that one of the most influential poets in the world was born. Emily Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts, an old fashioned Puritan town. Rarely did she go outside to meet strangers or walk in the garden. Emily felt uncomfortable outside of her house and even if she did travel, it wasn\'t for more than one hour. She was greatly impacted by her father, who was a lawyer, politician, and treasurer o
Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson Massachusetts, the state where Emily was born and raised in, before the transcendental period was the epicenter of religious practice. Founded by the puritans, the feeling of the avenging had never left the people. After all of the Great Awakenings and religious revivals the people of New England began to question the old ways. What used to be the focal point of all lives was now under speculation and often doubted. People began to search for new meanings in life. People like E
Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson Delve into a world constructed from images and thoughts streaming along at the speed of light. Watch them flow as they for buildings, people, animals and objects. Streaming along at the speed of light, one can only catch glimpses of what is truly concealed within by the river. As it travels through the mind, it touches everything. Forming, altering, defining, nothing is truly what it seems or what we interpret it to be. Hidden within the stream lies powers that are truly incompre
Emily dickinsons poetry
Emily dickinsons poetry
emily dickinsons poetry EMILY DICKINSON: DEATH TAKES LIFE IN POETRY Emily Dickinson is regarded as “one of the greatest American poets that have ever existed.”(Benfey 5) The unique qualities of her brief, but emotional, poems were so uncommon that they made her peerless in a sense that her writing could not be compared to. Her diverse poetic character could be directly connected to her tragic and unusual life. The poems that she wrote were often about death and things of that nature, and can be
Eric 'Eazy-E' Wright's
Eric 'Eazy-E' Wright's
Eric \'Eazy-E\' Wright\'s A Life Interrupted By: Taylor Evans Born September 7, 1963, Eric Eazy-E Wright\'s early reputation on the streets of Compton, California, was a hustler eager to apply his street knowledge to his legitimate game. He dropped out of high school in the tenth grade, but refused that to interrupt his success. In the late \'80\'s he turned to rap music. Along with Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, DJ Yella, and M.C. Ren established the most successful and controversial rap group in history
Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway was one of the greatest writers of the century. He was born at the close of the old century but was able to see the Disorders of the new century. Hemingway was marvelous in bringing about his pictorial effects for his readers even in his drunken state. Hemingway was skilled in the way he presented the “real” and “concrete” to be the first essentials in his writing. He put life back on the page so that we could see the grim reality of the truth. Hemingway’s style
Euclid: Father Of Geometry
Euclid: Father Of Geometry
Euclid: Father Of Geometry Euclid The Father of Geometry Very little is known of the father of geometry, also known as Euclid. Records show that he lived somewhere around 300 B.C., but that date is sketchy. He was a Greek mathematician and is probably best known for his work Elements. Since little is known about the personal life of Euclid, it is difficult to do a biography on him. His chief work, entitled Elements, is a comprehensive treatise on mathematics. It includes 13 volumes that entail s
Eva Peron
Eva Peron
Eva Peron Thesis: Her experience as a member of the lower class who overcame poverty and her belief in bringing justice to the poor made everything that she did for the people of Argentina possible. I. Taking action A. Collections for the needy B. The Secretariat II. Continuing the action A. The Eva Peron Foundation B. The Social Help Crusade C. The Hospital Train D. Twelve hospitals III. Helping women IV. Helping children V. Helping the elderly VI. Seeing Eva\'s viewpoint Eva Peron \'Mi vida po