Galileo Galilei

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Here is a man who still ranks as one of the most brilliant scientists who ever lived. He lived his entire life (1564 – 1642) in Italy and moved forward the concept of concise observation. He didn’t accept what had … Continued

Madame Marie Curie

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Her name speaks of great accomplishment.  Born in 1867, she lived in a time that did not allow women to do a whole lot outside the home, and yet she went on and became a scientist of the first order. … Continued

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

Pompeii

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Destruction and impact. It was a vacation town on the west coast of Italy during the Roman Empire. On August 24, 79 A.D. Mount Vesuvius exploded. That explosion buried the adjoining area. It was buried for over 1000 years. The … Continued

Leonardo Da Vinci

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Arguably the greatest artist ever. The story has obscure beginnings that include illegitimacy. His opportunities were limited, but his talent was not. He became well known and could pick and choose projects, but his interests were so varied that his … Continued