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Study the biographies of people who have significantly influenced global change. Such people have appeared at all times throughout human history to give the world something new and unexplored.

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  • Aldous Huxley

    Aldous Huxley

    The English novelist and essayist Aldous Leonard Huxley, b. July 26, 1894, d. Nov. 22, 1963, a member of a distinguished scientific and literary family, intended to study medicine, but was prevented by an eye ailment that almost blinded him at the age of 16. He then turned to literature, publishing two volumes of poetry while still a student at Oxford. His reputation was firmly established by his first novel, Crome Yellow (1921). Huxley's early

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    Submitted: November 17, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Aldous Huxley

    Aldous Huxley

    Aldous Huxley Many talented twentieth century writers have been overshadowed by classical writers such as Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare. Novels dealing with classical topics are often more recognized than works that tackle controversial topics. Aldous Huxley defies this stereotype, for his controversial works gained great fame while influencing many people. Huxley was not just a successful writer; he was a complex person whose ideas and novels influenced many people. Aldous Huxley was born July

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    Submitted: December 6, 2009 By: Fonta
  • Alessandro Scarlatti

    Alessandro Scarlatti

    Alessandro Scarlatti Alessandro Scarlatti earned an important place in musical history for a variety of reasons. He is said to have been the first composer to write a string quartet. Moreover, in developing the “Italian” overture, as distinct from the “French” overture (Ewen). This paper will be discussing some of Scarlatti’s most important works. One of Scarlatti’s most famous operas is Mitridate Eupatore. It was written in 1707, for Teatro San Giovanni Grisostomo in Venice.

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    Submitted: November 11, 2009 By: Janna
  • Alex Baptise

    Alex Baptise

    Alix Baptiste was born on April 29, 1964, on a small island in Haiti. Mr. Baptiste has come a long way since his early days of survival. Mr. Baptiste is now a household name for his beautiful paintings in Savannah, Georgia. Entering his twentieth year as an artist, he owns an art gallery in City Market. There you can watch him at work though the front of his art gallery window’s to see what’s in

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    Submitted: February 13, 2010 By: Vika
  • Alexander Calder

    Alexander Calder

    Alexander Calder was one of the most innovative and original American artists of the twentieth century. In 1926, Calder arrived in Paris and devoted himself to a project called the Circus that occupied him for over five years. This contains characters and animals made out of wire, scraps of cloth, wood, cork, labels, bits of scrap metal and pieces of rubber. Calder transported his little theater in suitcases and performed it for his friends. During

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    Submitted: February 18, 2009 By: regina
  • Alexander Calder

    Alexander Calder

    Alexander Calder Alexander Calder was born on July 22, 1898 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Growing up his parents who were artists, encouraged Calder and his siblings to make art; even though they did not want them to become artists. He trained as a mechanical engineer and received a degree from Stevens Institute of Technology in 1919. For the next several years he worked many different engineering jobs, such as assistant to a hydraulics engineer and engineer

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    Submitted: January 16, 2010 By: Mike
  • Alexander Calder

    Alexander Calder

    Alexander Calder was one of the most innovative and original American artists of the twentieth century. In 1926, Calder arrived in Paris and devoted himself to a project called the Circus that occupied him for over five years. This contains characters and animals made out of wire, scraps of cloth, wood, cork, labels, bits of scrap metal and pieces of rubber. Calder transported his little theater in suitcases and performed it for his friends. During

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    Submitted: February 19, 2010 By: David
  • Alexander Graham Bell

    Alexander Graham Bell

    Alexander Graham Bell's invention of the telephone grew out of his research into ways to improve the telegraph. His soul purpose was to help the deaf hear again. Alexander Graham Bell was not trying to invent the telephone, he was just trying to help out people in need. Young Alexander Graham Bell, Aleck as his family knew him, took to reading and writing at a precociously young age. Bell family lore told of his insistence

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    Submitted: February 18, 2009 By: Monika
  • Alexander Graham Bell

    Alexander Graham Bell

    Alexander Graham Bell, a man who best known for inventing the telephone. Most people don't know he spent the majority of his life teaching and helping the deaf. Educating the hearing impaired is what he wished to be remembered for. Bell was born on March 3, 1847, in Edinburgh, Scotland. His mother was a painter of miniature portraits and also loved to play the piano even though she was nearly deaf. Aleck's mother knew that

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    Submitted: February 26, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Alexander Graham Bell

    Alexander Graham Bell

    Alexander Graham Bell's invention of the telephone grew out of his research into ways to improve the telegraph. His soul purpose was to help the deaf hear again. Alexander Graham Bell was not trying to invent the telephone, he was just trying to help out people in need. Young Alexander Graham Bell, Aleck as his family knew him, took to reading and writing at a precociously young age. Bell family lore told of his insistence

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    Submitted: April 29, 2010 By: Max
  • Alexander Graham Bell

    Alexander Graham Bell

    Alexander Graham Bell, a man who best known for inventing the telephone. Most people don’t know he spent the majority of his life teaching and helping the deaf. Educating the hearing impaired is what he wished to be remembered for. Bell was born on March 3, 1847, in Edinburgh, Scotland. His mother was a painter of miniature portraits and also loved to play the piano even though she was nearly deaf. Aleck’s mother knew that

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    Submitted: May 1, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Alexander Hamilton

    Alexander Hamilton

    Semira Vinson Vinson 1 Mrs. Ramsey Intermediate Writing “Men give me credit for some genius. All the genius I have lies in this; when I have a subject in hand, I study it profoundly. Day and night it is before me. My mind becomes pervaded with it. Then the effort that I have made is what people are pleased to call the fruit of genius. It is the fruit of labor and thought.” Alexander Hamilton

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    Submitted: December 19, 2016 By: oboeducky
  • Alexander Hamilton: Author of American Government

    Alexander Hamilton: Author of American Government

    Alexander Hamilton: Author of American Government In the United States during the late 18th century, the American Colonies were struggling with their identity. The Revolutionary War had won Americans their collective freedom, but the best way to exercise it was the subject of much debate. One American, Alexander Hamilton, felt a need for a common, strong economic and political base for the states. This ideology stemmed from both his boyhood on the Island of St.

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    Submitted: May 31, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great

    Alexander The Great Alexander the Great's relation to triumph is obvious, he created an army which took over most of the known world. But what is not known widely is how tragic his life was. I cannot do full justice to his life but I will do my best to describe it. When Alexander was a child his parents were constantly fighting and his father was usually away on campaigns, so he rarely saw him

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    Submitted: December 20, 2008 By: Jessica
  • Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great is, arguably, the most famous secular figure in history. His magnetism in life was rivaled only by his magnetism in death, and the story of his career has evoked vastly different interpretations in his age and ours. Young romantic hero or megalomaniac villain? Alexander III of Macedon conquered all who stood before him, but usually in order to free the lower class. He did more to spread the Hellenistic culture than anyone

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    Submitted: February 18, 2009 By: regina
  • Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great

    Alexander was born in July 356 B.C. to Philip II and his third wife, Olympias. The parents were far from a happy couple, and Alexander was raised primarily under the influence of his mother. At the age of thirteen, he was sent to study with Aristotle—an education that was for the most part formal. Aristotle promoted the belief that non-Greeks were naturally slaves, thus encouraging the prince's thirst for conquest. Ultimately, however, Alexander would reject

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    Submitted: March 2, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great

    Caeli Higgins Professor P. Dehne Alexander the Great 9/14/07 Alexander the Great was considered to be great for many reasons, but there are three qualities which formed the basis of his capability and power, and which each of his biographers would certainly agree upon; his self-will, ambition, and determination. Arrian, Plutarch and Curtius all document his achievements with great respect to these qualities. From his early life, it seemed as if he was predestined to

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    Submitted: January 3, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great

    Long before the birth of Christ, the land directly above what we know as Greece today, was called Macedonia. Macedonia still exists, but it is now Bulgaria, Yugoslavia and modern Greece. Macedonia was considered to be part of ancient Greece, but the people of these two countries couldn't be more different. No people in history ever gave so much to the human race as the ancient Greeks. They produced architectural monuments, four of the

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    Submitted: February 2, 2010 By: Janna
  • Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great is, arguably, the most famous secular figure in history. His magnetism in life was rivaled only by his magnetism in death, and the story of his career has evoked vastly different interpretations in his age and ours. Young romantic hero or megalomaniac villain? Alexander III of Macedon conquered all who stood before him, but usually in order to free the lower class. He did more to spread the Hellenistic culture than anyone

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    Submitted: April 29, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Alexandria Sarah Mayes

    Alexandria Sarah Mayes

    My Name Monday, August 27, 2007 Alexandria Sarah Mayes Alexandria is of Greek origin. It is the feminine of Alexander, which means defender of mankind. I love my name. I love the way it rolls of my tongue and anyone else’s. It flows like water, beautiful and sweet. If it wasn’t such a long name I would want everyone to call me Alexandria; defender of all, beautiful and strong. I don’t think anyone else in

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    Submitted: December 3, 2009 By: Vika
  • Alfred Binet

    Alfred Binet

    Alfred Binet was a French Psychologist who was born in Nice on July 8, 1857. His father was a physician and his mother was an artist. Before becoming involved in the testing of cognitive abilities graduated from the Lycйe Louis-le-Grand and soon became a lawyer. Binet's father wanted him to become involved in the medical field, but Alfred decided not to. While Binet was young he wasn't extraordinarily brilliant, but he still had the

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    Submitted: May 7, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Alfred Hitchcock

    Alfred Hitchcock

    Films were a great form of entertainment from their debut in the early 1900's and continued to grow more popular over the years. The film making business hit a growth period in the 1920's. In Hollywood, the assembly line "studio" system of producing a movie was changed and refined, and the famous studious that dominate Hollywood production today, such as Universal Studious, were being put together. Censorship regulations were being formulated for the first time,

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    Submitted: February 26, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Alfred Hitchcock

    Alfred Hitchcock

    Films were a great form of entertainment from their debut in the early 1900’s and continued to grow more popular over the years. The film making business hit a growth period in the 1920’s. In Hollywood, the assembly line “studio” system of producing a movie was changed and refined, and the famous studious that dominate Hollywood production today, such as Universal Studious, were being put together. Censorship regulations were being formulated for the first time,

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    Submitted: February 21, 2010 By: Mike
  • Alfred Nobel

    Alfred Nobel

    Alfred Nobel Alfred Nobel was born on October 21, 1833 in Stockholm, Sweden. At the time of his birth, he was the fourth son of Immanuel and Caroline Nobel. Immanuel, his father, was an inventor and engineer who had married Caroline, his mother, in 1827. They had eight children, but only Alfred and three brothers reached adulthood. As a child Alfred was prone to illness, but this didn’t interfere with his love of explosives and

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    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Top
  • Alfred Nobel - His Life and Work

    Alfred Nobel - His Life and Work

    Alfred Nobel - His Life and Work Alfred Nobel was born in Stockholm on October 21, 1833. His father Immanuel Nobel was an engineer and inventor who built bridges and buildings in Stockholm. In connection with his construction work Immanuel Nobel also experimented with different techniques for blasting rocks. Alfred's mother, born Andriette Ahlsell, came from a wealthy family. Due to misfortunes in his construction work caused by the loss of some barges of building

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    Submitted: May 14, 2010 By: Vika
  • Alfred Wegener - the Father of Plate Tectonics

    Alfred Wegener - the Father of Plate Tectonics

    Alfred Wegener(1880-1930) was the first man to propose the theory Ѓgplate tectonics.Ѓh He had got a Ph.D in astronomy from the University of Berlin, but he was also interested in the other science field such as geophysics, meteorology, and climatology. He also contributed to meteorology by establishing to track air circulation using balloon. In 1911, he read a paper that listed identical fossils of plants and animals found on opposite side of the Atlantic,

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    Submitted: November 17, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Ali

    Ali

    Ali’s real name is Cassius Clay, his whole career started was 12-year-old. Cassius Marcellus Clay’s bike was stolen while he and a friend were at the Columbia Auditorium. Young Cassius found a cop in a gym, Joe Martin, and boiling with youthful rage, told Martin he was going to "whup" whoever stole his bike. Martin admonished, "You better learn to box first." Within weeks, 89-pound Cassius had his first bout---his first win. Young Cassius dedicated

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    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: Mike
  • Alice Walker

    Alice Walker

    BACKGROUND INFORMATION - BIOGRAPHY AUTHOR INFORMATION-ALICE WALKER Alice Walker was born to a Georgia sharecropping family in 1944. At a young age, an accident seriously damaged her eye. As a result of her disfigurement, she became shy and reserved, suffering from low self-esteem. Walker compensated for what she thought was a lack of physical attractiveness with an intense interest in learning. She won a scholarship to Spelman College, a Black University in Atlanta, and then

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    Submitted: February 7, 2010 By: regina
  • Alice Walker's Journey with Self-Esteem

    Alice Walker's Journey with Self-Esteem

    Many writers choose to write memoirs about terrible incidents that changed their lives. Alice Malsenior Walker is one of those writers. She was born on February 8, 1944 in Eatonton, Georgia. She considers her life to be very successful for several reasons. Walker graduated from high school as valedictorian. She was involved with the civil rights movement in Mississippi where she lived for seven years. During that time she also got married to a

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    Submitted: May 28, 2010 By: Janna
  • Alicia Keys - an Awesomee Musician!

    Alicia Keys - an Awesomee Musician!

    Nine-time Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys returns with her long-awaited third studio album, As I Am, set for a worldwide release on November 13 on J Records. Within 10 hours of being serviced to radio, Alicia first single, “No One,” became one of the fastest moving and highest charting single on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. This also marks the highest first single debut for a female artist in 2007 on the R&B Monitor’s Urban

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    Submitted: April 8, 2010 By: Yan

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