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Robert Koch – German bacteriologist

Robert Koch - German bacteriologist

Robert Koch – German bacteriologist


Ebola pandemic. Flashing outbreaks of “animal” flu. The massive spread of the “plague of the XXI century” – AIDS. Pharmaceutical companies report on the creation of the next “miracle vaccines” against these misfortunes. But unfortunately…
All kinds of “pioneers” of panacea for monstrous diseases earn billions from their highly controversial vaccines. But at the same time they like to refer in every possible way to the great forerunner – the “disinterested” Robert Koch, the Nobel laureate and the “conqueror of tuberculosis”.
Heinrich Hermann Robert Koch was rightly considered the head of European microbiologists. A simple rural doctor, he had passion for scientific research. Working in a primitive rural laboratory, Koch developed a number of new methods in the study of microbes. In 1871, his wife gave Robert a microscope for his birthday, and since then he spent all days at the device examining various tissues … In 1890, Koch invented tuberculin – a drug designed for mass tuberculin diagnostics in the form of a Mantoux test. His whole life is an example of the asceticism of a scientist who has treated people in different countries of the world.
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Princess Alix of Hesse – Empress Alexandra Feodorovna

Princess Alix of Hesse - Empress Alexandra Feodorovna

Princess Alix of Hesse – Empress Alexandra Feodorovna


At the end of June 1884, a ball was held at the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg on the occasion of the marriage of the Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich. His bride, Elizabeth of Hesse, arrived in St. Petersburg with her younger sister, twelve-year-old Alix. At that memorable ball, a meeting of the young princess of Hesse with the heir to the Russian throne, sixteen-year-old Tsarevich Nikolai took place in the Malachite Hall.
No one, of course, thought it was seriously. Meanwhile, it was precisely in those June days that the tragic knot was tied not only in the fate of the royal family, but in the whole future history of Russia. The Queen from the Hesse-Darmstadt House will be remembered for a long time in Russia.
Niki fell in love with golden-haired and blue-eyed Alix immediately – and for the rest of his life!
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Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots


Mary Stuart was the queen of Scotland and France, a woman whose destiny has been capturing the gaze of the writers for almost five centuries. The life of Scottish Queen Mary Stuart was filled with events and emotions. She loved, intrigued, betrayed, wanted to be happy, had thirst for power … She was passionate and lively. And, of course, she dreamed of being happy – both as a woman and as a queen.
Two crowns for one girl
Mary Stuart’s father, King of Scotland, Jacob V, died only a few days after the birth of his daughter. He was not happy: shortly before that, the monarch had survived the death of two sons and a defeat in a battle with the British.
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Keith Moon – British drummer

Keith Moon – British drummer

Keith Moon – British drummer


Keith Moon was the British drummer, who received the greatest fame as a member of the rock band The Who – thanks to the unusual style of playing the drums. To tell the truth, he made The Who. Moon is considered an innovative musician, one of the best rock drummers in the world. By the way, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, ranked third in the list of the top 50 drummers of rock music compiled in 2005 by Classic Rock magazine. In 2010, Rolling Stone readers put him in third place on the list of the best rock drummers.
Keith John Moon was born on 23 August 1946 in Wembley, Middlesex. He had two sisters: Linda and Leslie, 3 and 12 years younger. His father worked as a mechanic and his mother was a cleaner. Since childhood the boy was in love with music.
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Record round the world voyage by Thomas Cavendish

Record round the world voyage by Thomas Cavendish

Record round the world voyage by Thomas Cavendish


The third round the world voyage in history following Magellan and Drake was made by Englishman Thomas Cavendish. He managed to circle the globe in two years and fifty days. It was a speed record that lasted for two centuries.
Thomas Cavendish was born into the family of a landowner in Trimley Saint Martin near Ipswich (East Suffolk County), where his father had an estate in 1560. Since childhood Thomas wanted adventure, fame and money. At the age of 15, he began studying at the College in Cambridge, which he left two years later. Although he never received a degree, this did not prevent him from being elected to parliament from Shaftesbury (Dorset).
However, Thomas continued to dream of new lands and sea adventures. The dream led to the fact that a physically strong young man joined the royal fleet. When he realized that he had mastered the profession of a sailor well, he became a pirate in the Caribbean Sea. He managed to serve on several filibuster ships, after which he returned home.
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Bernard Shaw – British playwright

Bernard Shaw - British playwright

Bernard Shaw – British playwright


Unlike Galsworthy, his contemporaries Shaw and Wells understood that the bourgeoisie is hostile to the interests of the people and its domination must come to an end. They were worried about the future of humanity.
Bernard Shaw was born on July 16, 1856 in Dublin, into a poor family. He had to start working life early. As a young man, he moved to London, where he became close with the progressive people of the era and became a socialist. True, his program for the development of human society was idealistic and non-viable, but socialism in his eyes was the goal that people would achieve sooner or later. This conviction grew stronger in him after the October Revolution. He became a friend of Soviet people, defended the first socialist state from the slander of the reactionary press, propagandized the successes and achievements of the USSR.
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Langston Hughes – American author

Langston Hughes - American author

Langston Hughes – American author


Langston Hughes was an American poet, novelist, playwright and columnist. He is known as one of the leading and influential writers of the cultural movement Harlem Renaissance and the discoverer of “jazz poetry.” Hughes left an extremely rich legacy in many different genres: poetry, romance, autobiographical prose, stories, plays. He collaborated with newspapers, often publishing there a series of satirical essays in which the main character was black citizen Simple.
James Mercer Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. The boy was the second child into a poor family of school teacher Caroline Mercer Langston and her husband James Nathaniel Hughes. From parents Langston inherited Negro, European and even Indian roots. The boy grew up in the ghetto.
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