General Zaragoza

Cinco de Mayo is in remembrance of the battle at the city of Puebla Mexico. On May 5th 1862 young Mexican General Ignaciao Zaragoza faced down 6000 of the Napoleon III Zouaves. The Zouaves were an elite French fighting force with pristine uniforms and expensive equipment. Zaragoza had under his command only 4500 rag-tag men …

Alexander von Humboldt

Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was a German polymath, geographer, naturalist, explorer. He believed in science and Romantic philosophy. Humboldt travelled extensively in the Americas and wrote and published several volumes on his travels. He is considered both “the father of ecology” and “the father of environmentalism.”Alexander von Humboldt T-shirts on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CZ6RLWKV

Gaetano Donizetti

Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti (1797-1848) was an Italian composer, best known for 70 operas. Along with Gioachino Rossini and Vincenzo Bellini, Donizetti was a leading composer of the bel canto opera style during the first half of the nineteenth century. He influenced Giuseppe Verdi.Gaetano Donizetti T-shirts on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CXC2QF6L

Pierre Baillot

Pierre Marie François de Sales Baillot (1771-1852) was a French violinist and composer. He was born in Passy, Paris, France he wrote “the Art of the Violin.” He taught at the Conservatoire de Paris along with Pierre Rode and Rodolphe Kreutzer. Kreutzer wrote the Conservatoire’s official violin method. Baillot studied the violin under Giovanni Battista …

Victor Emmanuel II

Victor Emmanuel (1820-1878) was King of Sardinia from 1849 until 1861, when he assumed the title of King of Italy. He was the first king of an independent united Italy since the 6th century. Archduke Franz Ferdinand was heir to King Victor Emmanuel II. The assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand (June 28, 1914) was …

Charles Pearson

Charles Pearson (1793-1862) was a British lawyer and politician. A London City solicitor Pearson campaigned against corruption in jury selection, for penal reform, for the abolition of capital punishment, and for universal suffrage. Pearson promoted an underground railway that resulted in the Metropolitan Railway, the first underground railway in the world.Charles Pearson on Amazon T-shirt …

Heinrich Wilhelm Waldeyer

Heinrich Wilhelm Gottfried von Waldeyer-Hartz (1836-1921) was a German anatomist specializing in human anatomical structures. He summarized neuron theory and named the chromosome. Waldeyer’s tonsillar ring and Waldeyer’s glands are named after him.Waldeyer Amazon T-shirts at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CX7HW5PL

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 …