Interesting stories about famous people

30 September 2012
Dumas: I’ve just had dinner – be careful with your requests!
Dumas: I’ve just had dinner – be careful with your requests!
Everything in the world requires carefulness: friendship, love, devotion, even requests should be treated carefully as every word of a request can be taken seriously.
30 September 2012
Balzac. Receiving is not important, but giving is.
Balzac. Receiving is not important, but giving is.
It often happens that big fees come together with fame and honour, but this doesn’t mean that popularity itself gives the author big sums of money and Honore de Balzac knew it.
30 September 2012
A bachelor Immanuel Kant was an expert of female heart.
A bachelor Immanuel Kant was an expert of female heart.
A man is able to dig up almost any secret of the universe, find answers to many questions but don’t you believe if anyone claims he knows women.
30 September 2012
Rockefeller . We lived in poverty – it’s enough!
Rockefeller . We lived in poverty – it’s enough!
The question that occupies minds of lots of people: how to become rich, they are sure that Rockefeller can’t but know the answer.
30 September 2012
Gaetano Donizetti: the secret of this drink isn’t hidden in speed of making it.
Gaetano Donizetti: the secret of this drink isn’t hidden in speed of making it.
If someone is able (or has got the right) to do something special, it doesn’t mean that this “something special” any man can do
30 September 2012
Alexandre Dumas: such a stallion will be my friend!
Alexandre Dumas: such a stallion will be my friend!
Everyone of us tries to find friends who have the same traits of character as we have, Dumas was convinced that such traits could be found not only in people.
30 September 2012
A lucky duellist. Mark Twain
A lucky duellist. Mark Twain
An American writer Mark Twain couldn’t shoot with a gun but unfortunately he was often challenged to a duel.
30 September 2012
Hard fisted. Mark Twain
Hard fisted. Mark Twain
Mark Twain always knew what to say, both his friends and enemies were afraid of his sarcasm.
30 September 2012
Mark Twain’s scandalous witty mind.
Mark Twain’s scandalous witty mind.
The author of “The adventures of Tom Sawer” shows his witty mind not only in his books but also in his life.
30 September 2012
The president’s remarks. George Bush the junior
The president’s remarks. George Bush the junior
The president George Bush the junior powered past lots of politicians speaking in such a weird manner that he made public laugh and nearly insulted the English Queen.
30 September 2012
Sad life of Queen. Maria Luisa , wife of Charles II
Sad life of Queen. Maria Luisa , wife of Charles II
Queen Maria-Luisa, a wife of Charles II, almost died because of ridiculous rules of good manners which were accepted in the Spanish royal court.
30 September 2012
Doors and presidents. Barack Obama
Doors and presidents. Barack Obama
As political observers claim, Barack Obama, the forty forth president of the USA during the first hundred days of his presidency didn’t “get along” with doors
30 September 2012
Piano for non-existing lord. Robert Schumann
Piano for non-existing lord. Robert Schumann
People can find lots of different ways to satisfy some desire that inspires them, Schumann knew how to find such a way.
30 September 2012
“I approach my death with joy” Johannes Brahms
“I approach my death with joy” Johannes Brahms
It’s hard to change the destination of your creative work, but if an editor wants you to do it – why not give it a try?
30 September 2012
To pass face-control. Phil Collins
To pass face-control. Phil Collins
What do you need to do in order to get to your own reward ceremony?
30 September 2012
Franklin and money issues
Franklin and money issues
Benjamin Franklin during his life did a lot of things, some were reasonable and some were shocking, but curiously enough, he became famous not because of his actions and innovations
30 September 2012
Ronald Aylmer Fisher. Tea and statistics.
Ronald Aylmer Fisher. Tea and statistics.
We don’t know which way would the science develop if in the beginning of XX century there wasn’t a conflict between Aylmer Fisher and Muriel Bristol.
31 August 2012
Jean Marais. Sake is a chaos!
Jean Marais. Sake is a chaos!
The greatest French actor Jean Marais had a stunning success in the whole world thanks to his brilliant performances in theatres and his good looks.
31 August 2012
Socrates tranquility as a sign of wisdom
Socrates tranquility as a sign of wisdom
Socrates was well-known for his incredible ability to remain calm in any situation.
30 August 2012
Alexandre Dumas. I’ll help if I can.
Alexandre Dumas. I’ll help if I can.
Dumas can’t be called a poor man, since his books were extremely popular and he got large fees for them, but he didn’t spend his money reasonably.
30 August 2012
An authorative vulgarian. Richard Wagner
An authorative vulgarian. Richard Wagner
Once two men who just came to England decided to go to listen to Wagner’s opera,they had bad luck that day since some man kept making too much noise.
30 August 2012
Edvard Grieg. About miracles.
Edvard Grieg. About miracles.
Once a conductor of orchestra Franz Beyer decided to play a trick with his friend, a famous composer Edvard Grieg, it all happened during their fishing trip.
30 August 2012
A luminary and beginners. Giuseppe Verdi.
A luminary and beginners. Giuseppe Verdi.
The genius composer Verdi regularly got in touch with his younger colleagues, especially when they asked him to listen to their creations.
30 August 2012
King Juan Carlos I, the one who served his people without sleeping
King Juan Carlos I, the one who served his people without sleeping
The King of Spain during an unexpected interview managed to prove his good traits.
30 August 2012
Louis Armstrong’s pipes and their price
Louis Armstrong’s pipes and their price
The great American jazz singer and trumpeter Louis Armstrong was a keen collector. What did he collect?