Interesting stories about famous people

30 November 2012
The same as you! Nell Gwyn
The same as you! Nell Gwyn
Nell Gwyn, an actress, was known to be one of the favorites of king Charles II, who bore him two sons.
30 November 2012
We eat well enough here. Francisco Goya.
We eat well enough here. Francisco Goya.
Francisco Goya was not only a famous and talented artist of Spain, he was also a devoted Spaniard.
30 November 2012
 When the husband sleeps… George Sand.
When the husband sleeps… George Sand.
George Sand, born Aurore Dupin, was miserable with her husband, but it didn’t prevent her from having love affairs.
27 November 2012
A morning surprise. John Gilbert.
A morning surprise. John Gilbert.
This is the humorous story about John Gilbert and his famous love affair with great actress Greta Garbo.
27 November 2012
A musical trophy. Brazilian emperor Pedro I.
A musical trophy. Brazilian emperor Pedro I.
The first Brazilian emperor, Pedro the first, was also known as good musical composer.
27 November 2012
In the name of law! Peter of Castile.
In the name of law! Peter of Castile.
Peter of Castile was known to be a fair ruler, very strict when it came down to fulfilling the law.
27 November 2012
Prosper Merimee’s alter ego.
Prosper Merimee’s alter ego.
Prosper Merimee was not only a famous writer; he was also known to be a successful politician and a man who was fond of a joke.
27 November 2012
To become great! Honore de Balzac.
To become great! Honore de Balzac.
Before he became a famous writer, Honore de Balzac, twenty-years old and full of ambitions was thinking about the only thing – to find a girlfriend.
21 November 2012
Let him have enough sleep. Napoleon Bonaparte
Let him have enough sleep. Napoleon Bonaparte
Napoleon was known for his strange actions, which were even written in the book about the psychology of direction.
21 November 2012
Max Planck: so much to discover
Max Planck: so much to discover
Max Planck was a very talented person, when he wanted to study physics he was said that everything had been already discovered.
21 November 2012
A well-paid position. Carlo Rossi.
A well-paid position. Carlo Rossi.
Carlo Rossi was a famous architect who was known for his interesting ideas in architect design, however sometimes even the brightest talents had to look for income.
21 November 2012
Following local decency. Horton Foote.
Following local decency. Horton Foote.
Actor Horton Foote was known for his resourceful mind and great improvisation which could not but reflect at his lifestyle and personality.
21 November 2012
Godfrey’s of Bouillon glove.
Godfrey’s of Bouillon glove.
Godfrey of Bouillon was the great commander of the first crusade who was known for his feats and honesty, it was he who founded the tradition to throw gloves as a sigh of challenge.
21 November 2012
Marie de Medici: as the throne became tight it’s time to lose weight!
Marie de Medici: as the throne became tight it’s time to lose weight!
Marie de Medici, who was the queen of France, was known not only for her political career, but also for the famous fruit diet, developed for her individually by the doctor.
21 November 2012
Swapping a giraffe.  Lorenzo de Medici.
Swapping a giraffe. Lorenzo de Medici.
Lorenzo de Medici, being the head of Florentine, tried his best in order to improve the situation in trading with Egypt and other eastern countries.
15 November 2012
Correction of nature’s mistake. Napoleon Bonaparte
Correction of nature’s mistake. Napoleon Bonaparte
Napoleon Bonaparte was very small, but his self-importance didn’t suffer from it.
15 November 2012
Thomas More: execution? It must be very cheerful
Thomas More: execution? It must be very cheerful
Thomas More was known not only as a wise and intelligent man, but also very cheerful and witty.
30 October 2012
Absolutely nothing! Otto von Bismarck.
Absolutely nothing! Otto von Bismarck.
Otto von Bismarck always thought that it was never enough self-educating, he spent much time studying not only the political situations of countries and languages too.
30 October 2012
Complete calculation. Otto von Bismarck.
Complete calculation. Otto von Bismarck.
Otto von Bismarck spent much time and efforts, studying the traditions and language of Russian people.
30 October 2012
Devil? Not guilty! Hugh Capet.
Devil? Not guilty! Hugh Capet.
Hugh Capet was known for his political and social reforms, but nowadays we mostly know him for famous phrase: “a devil’s advocate”.
30 October 2012
 Not for you, my God! Claudio Monteverdi.
Not for you, my God! Claudio Monteverdi.
Claudio Monteverdi was a famous and successful composer of the Renaissance period, whose music was popular for both cleric and secular worlds.
30 October 2012
The cost of the truth. Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis.
The cost of the truth. Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis.
The Roman poet Juvenal was known was his sharp tongue and satirical poems which spread among the citizens as fast as wind blew, drawing on the anger of the abused at the same time.
22 October 2012
Confidential information. Winston Churchill.
Confidential information. Winston Churchill.
Winston Churchill, who was well-known for his jokes, puzzled the Soviet code-breakers for years.
22 October 2012
Don’t ever commit an evil. Abu Ali Husayn ibn Abd Allah ibn Sina.
Don’t ever commit an evil. Abu Ali Husayn ibn Abd Allah ibn Sina.
One of the greatest doctors of the past, Avicenna, managed to get to great opportunity to study the rarest ancient books.
22 October 2012
Fortunate exchange. Joseph Haydn.
Fortunate exchange. Joseph Haydn.
Joseph Haydn was well-known for his wonderful compositions not only among other musicians but quite humble people too.