Horace Vernet

Émile Jean-Horace Vernet (1789-1863), known as Horace Vernet, was a French battles, portraits, and Orientalist subject painter. Born in the Paris Louvre while his parents were staying there during the French Revolution. Vernet disdained the seriousness of academic Classicism French art work. Instead he painted contemporary life subjects. During his early career, when Napoleon Bonaparte …

Joseph Gay-Lussac

Joseph Gay-Lussac (1778-1850) was a French chemist and physicist. He pioneered investigations into the behavior of gases, established new techniques for analysis, and made notable advances in applied chemistry. The Gay-Lussac’s Law states that the pressure of a given mass of gas varies directly with the absolute temperature of the gas, when the volume is …

Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope (1688-1744) was born in London. He was an English poet, translator, and satirist during the Enlightenment era. Pope is considered one of the most prominent English poets of the early 18th century. He was best known for his poems An Essay on Criticism, The Rape of the Lock and The Dunciad.Alexander Pope T-shirts …

Ainsworth & bad guys

English bad guys come in all flavors in the Victorian era William Harrison Ainsworth (1805-1882) was an English historical novelist born. As a lawyer, the legal profession held no attraction for him. In 1820, Ainsworth began to publish his writing then later writing plays. Praising Ainsworth as a playwright it was said that he rivaled …

Czech wild west fun

Apache Chief Winnetou, his braves and German crack-shot Old Shatterhand race horseback into an old western town. They are there to do battle against evil-doers making mischief against law biding citizens. Karl May movie reenactment This is part of a wild west reenactment of a hugely successful movie based on one of Karl May most …

Sir Francis Drake

Sir Francis Drake (1540 – 1596) was an English knight, a navel officer, a pirate, and the favorite sea dog of Queen Elizabeth I. Privateer Queen Elizabeth I issued a special mandate encouraging attacking and stealing the bounty of Spanish ships. With the mandate Drake became a privateer. He helped fund Britain’s war against Spain. …

Simón Bolívar

Simón Bolívar (1783-1830) born Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Palacios was a Venezuelan military genius and political leader. He led a revolution that liberated South American countries that are now Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Panama and Bolivia from the Spanish Empire. Caste System Born to a wealthy, politically connected, Venezuelan family, …