Interesting stories about famous people

09 December 2013
A wonderful country. Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier
A wonderful country. Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier
Vasily Vasilyevich Vereshchagin a famous Russian battle painter couldn’t but visit his art colleague Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier while he visited Paris.
09 December 2013
By the full name..  Jozef Oleszkiewicz
By the full name.. Jozef Oleszkiewicz
Jozef Oleszkiewicz, who was an artist from Poland, settled down in Saint Petersburg in 1810 and became a respected
04 December 2013
Probably lucky… Henry Poincare
Probably lucky… Henry Poincare
Henry Poincare, a famous French mathematician, being a child, had absolutely no interest in the profession that made him famous
31 January 2013
Equal in the sense. Ferenc Liszt
Equal in the sense. Ferenc Liszt
Ferenc Listz was not only an emotional composer but also a person who had a very tender heart.
21 January 2013
Maximal likeness. Chaim Weizmann
Maximal likeness. Chaim Weizmann
When Chaim Weizmann took out a patent, he could afford building his own house and chose famous Erich Mendelssohn to plan it.
14 January 2013
Passionate preformance. Gioachino Rossini
Passionate preformance. Gioachino Rossini
In 1816 Gioachino Rossini was conducting the orchestra on his opera “Tancredi” and was involved in a funny incident.
28 December 2012
For the main enemy. Yorimasa Minamoto
For the main enemy. Yorimasa Minamoto
Yorimasa was a descendant of one hero from Minamoto family, but sometimes heroes have to fight not only enemies.
28 December 2012
Foundation of Mitsubishi. Sakamoto Ryoma
Foundation of Mitsubishi. Sakamoto Ryoma
Political situation in Japan in the 19th century was rather tough, however, Ryoma, managed to change it dramatically.
28 December 2012
Have to cut out a lot. Salvador Dali
Have to cut out a lot. Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali was known to be extravagant, even when it came down to practical jokes.
28 December 2012
Giving praise to a grand-grand-grandmother! Sakamoto Ryoma
Giving praise to a grand-grand-grandmother! Sakamoto Ryoma
Sakamoto Ryoma, was a very famous rebel, whose adventures attract people’s interest even nowadays.
28 December 2012
You know for what! George Smith Patton
You know for what! George Smith Patton
Even the most reasonable and serious people start to behave strange in desperate situation, just like General Patton.
27 December 2012
Outrageous lack of water. Richard Feynman
Outrageous lack of water. Richard Feynman
Richard Feynman, a famous physicist, was also found to make tricky jokes, especially when he was a student.
24 December 2012
A deadly offer. Alexander of Macedon.
A deadly offer. Alexander of Macedon.
Alexander the Great was not only a splendid commander but also a wise diplomat
24 December 2012
A home dinner for astronauts. Owen Garriott
A home dinner for astronauts. Owen Garriott
Sometimes even scientists but aside their boring research in order to make a good practical joke.
24 December 2012
Destiny of a sensation. Emmanuel Domenech
Destiny of a sensation. Emmanuel Domenech
Domenech was considered to be an expert in American Indian culture, but even outstanding people make striking mistakes.
24 December 2012
Mystical epitaph. Stefan Zweig.
Mystical epitaph. Stefan Zweig.
Probably, it was all thanks to a mystical event that Stefan Zweig became a famous writer.
21 December 2012
People know what to appreciate for! Luis Federico Leloir
People know what to appreciate for! Luis Federico Leloir
Luis Federico Leloir, being a famous scientist and doctor, made himself famous for a single simple recipe.
21 December 2012
The summary of a couple’s conversation. Octavius Augustus
The summary of a couple’s conversation. Octavius Augustus
Sometimes even the greatest rulers might have wives which seemed even more powerful.
15 December 2012
The most patient visitor. Salvador Dali
The most patient visitor. Salvador Dali
When one Parisian publishing house decided to publish “Don Quijote”, they asked Salvador Dali to make illustrations.
15 December 2012
A happy father. Wolt Disney
A happy father. Wolt Disney
Wolt Disney took attention to his work more than family, once he even couldn’t recognize his daughter.
14 December 2012
Design miracle. Salvador Dali
Design miracle. Salvador Dali
One of the most wonderful secrets of Salvador Dali was how he managed to earn so much money without working.
14 December 2012
Who knows – maybe, a countess. Edvard Munch
Who knows – maybe, a countess. Edvard Munch
A great artist Edvard Munch never signed his paintings and never made out names for them
14 December 2012
Begin with yourself! Charles de Saint-Evremond
Begin with yourself! Charles de Saint-Evremond
Charles de Saint-Evremond was a very clever man, but sometimes even ordinary people had something to answer him.
14 December 2012
Everything turned out well! Henry Morgan.
Everything turned out well! Henry Morgan.
Henry Morgan was an amazingly lucky man and a successful pirate at the same time, as his adventures, sometimes, sounded like fairy tales.
30 November 2012
 One should not applaud in the emperor’s presence. Napoleon I Bonaparte
One should not applaud in the emperor’s presence. Napoleon I Bonaparte
Napoleon I Bonaparte was known to be fond of attending theatre performances, especially Italian opera.