Heinrich Schliemann

He had a difficult childhood, but had an extraordinary gift for languages, which paved the way for business opportunities, immense wealth and a different career prospect: archaeology. From his early childhood on, the ancient world always fascinated Schliemann. He was … Continued

Alexandre Dumas

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For someone who wrote such incredible stories, how close did fiction replicate the truth? This Alexandre had his father die when he was 4. The father was a banished and ignored war hero from the Napoleonic wars. The son recreated … Continued

Rudyard Kipling

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He came from a privileged background. He began writing and became the patriot voice of the British Empire. His words and his stories inspired generations. His children’s stories became classics (just ask Disney). Come and hear about him and his … Continued