Interesting stories about famous people

30 August 2012
Wilhelm Roentgen and just a few rays.
Wilhelm Roentgen and just a few rays.
It seems really hard to overestimate the significance of Wilhelm Roentgen’s great discovery.
30 August 2012
A decisive vote. Gustav Maler.
A decisive vote. Gustav Maler.
When a composer Gustav Maler was invited to take the position of a chairman in a competition, he decided to stick to his principles and be very fair.
30 August 2012
A precious gift. Caruso.
A precious gift. Caruso.
Once a famous singer Caruso was presented with a precious dagger, a rich fan gave it to him, but maestro didn’t hurry to take the gift on stage.
30 August 2012
Mark Twain – the worst man in the world
Mark Twain – the worst man in the world
The great American writer Mark Twain was also a journalist, a well-known public figure…and even a politician.
30 August 2012
Feruccio Lamborghini: “My tractor is not worse than your Ferrari!”
Feruccio Lamborghini: “My tractor is not worse than your Ferrari!”
The founder of a world-famous automobile company «Lamborghini» Feruccio Lamborghini liked sport car models very much.
30 August 2012
Frederick II: soldier’s diagnosis
Frederick II: soldier’s diagnosis
The king of Prussia Frederick II the Great had quite a traditional for all self-satisfied monarchs habit.
30 August 2012
Ernest Hemingway. Even a lion is not a threat if you’ve got a lantern.
Ernest Hemingway. Even a lion is not a threat if you’ve got a lantern.
Ernest Hemmingway lived a long, and interesting life, which was full of events, both happy and sad.
30 August 2012
Aristotle. Learning by practice.
Aristotle. Learning by practice.
A legendary commander Alexander the Great who was too much obsessed with sensational pleasures, began to pay too much attention to hetaera Fellida.
30 August 2012
Cyrus the Great and his dragon army
Cyrus the Great and his dragon army
There were dozens of legends about Croesus’ countless riches, about numerous chambers filled with gold and treasure.
30 August 2012
Einstein was not good enough to be Edison’s assistance.
Einstein was not good enough to be Edison’s assistance.
A famous American inventor Thomas Edison was obsessed with perfectionism, he needed a perfect example in everything.
30 August 2012
Last joke of Baron the Liar. Karl Friedrich Hieronymus, Freiherr von Munchhausen.
Last joke of Baron the Liar. Karl Friedrich Hieronymus, Freiherr von Munchhausen.
Baron who lied, baron who made things up! Was he really that bad or maybe he just had a good fantasy?
30 August 2012
Georges Bizet. Premature talent.
Georges Bizet. Premature talent.
Georges Bizet was a genius. At the age of nine he started studying at Paris conservatory.
30 August 2012
Giacomo Puccini and his memorable monument
Giacomo Puccini and his memorable monument
It often happens that even the most talented composers had to live in poverty as nobody seemed to their gift.
30 August 2012
Gratitude. Johannes Brahms.
Gratitude. Johannes Brahms.
Once a composer Johannes Brahms decided to take care of his health, he set off to one of the seaside health resort in Germany.
30 August 2012
Johannes Brahms’ nimble wits
Johannes Brahms’ nimble wits
A famous German composer and pianist of the Roman era Johannes Brahms never missed the opportunity to make fun of his colleagues.
30 August 2012
Alexandre Dumas. Nible wits that saved his life.
Alexandre Dumas. Nible wits that saved his life.
One of the greatest Fremch writers was well-known not only for his literary deeds, besides novels, Dumas had another passion.
30 August 2012
It’s too late for revenge. Giaccomo Rossini
It’s too late for revenge. Giaccomo Rossini
Once a distinguished composer Giacomo Rossini heard somebody playing awful music near his house, suddenly a brilliant idea came into his head.
30 August 2012
Alphonse Allais. A pioneer of geometry.
Alphonse Allais. A pioneer of geometry.
Plagiarism is a bad thing, but curiously enough, sometimes copies become more well-known than original works…
30 August 2012
Deductive method. Conan Doyle
Deductive method. Conan Doyle
When a legendary British writer Arthur Conan Doyle arrived in London he met a taxi-driver who immediately recognized him
30 August 2012
A sign of success. Giuseppe Verdi.
A sign of success. Giuseppe Verdi.
Just like any talented creator, a composer Giuseppe Verdi had quite a huge number of critics and ill-wishers.
30 August 2012
Hector Berlioz. A desired autograph.
Hector Berlioz. A desired autograph.
A distinguished French composer, conductor of an orchestra and a writer Hector Berlioz never liked to give autographs.
30 August 2012
Louis Pasteur and his miraculous bacteria.
Louis Pasteur and his miraculous bacteria.
The lack of diploma never prevented the great scientist Louis Pasteur from saving humans lives.
30 August 2012
John Dryden. Fair court of justice.
John Dryden. Fair court of justice.
Once John Dryden’s patrons Lord Rochester, Lord Dorset and the Duke of Buckingham Buckingham had a bet.
29 August 2012
Albert Einstein. Rudiments of arithmetic
Albert Einstein. Rudiments of arithmetic
A great physician Einstein once went somewhere by train, but when he paid the ticket it turned out that he gave less money than it needed.
29 August 2012
One more talent of Einstein
One more talent of Einstein
A genius physician Einstein once performed with an outstanding cellist and a young journalist who didn’t know about Einstein’s profession wrote that he was a cellist.