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About Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 in a small western state of India called Porbandar.  His full name was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.  His fathers before him were the prime ministers of the princes of Porbandar.  Gandhi admired his mother and the way she could fast for long periods of time.  At the age […]

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About Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe was an author that wrote about mystery, murder, cannibalism and mayhem.  He started writing at a young age and was able to publish his first book of poems at the age of 18.  As the years passed, Edgar Allan Poe was able to publish more books of poetry, write stories for newspapers […]

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About Charles Dickens

Edgar Allan Poe

Charles Dickens is one of the iconic story-tellers and writers in history. With popular stories like A Tale of Two Cities, Oliver Twist, and A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens literary work is truly outstanding. Charles John Huffam Dickens is his complete name as he was born on Fenruary 7, 1812. Among all English writers, he […]

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About Claude Monet

Claude Monet

Oscar Claude Monet was born in 1840 and is well known as the founder of the 19th century art movement called Impressionism. He was a French impressionist and many say that his painting Impression: Series was actually the inspiration to coin the term Impressionism. Monet was a painter that believed in expression of your own […]

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About Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling

The author of The Jungle Book and creator of icon characters like Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, Rudyard Kipling is one of the most praised and honored British writers of all time. Born in 1865 in Bombay, (now Mombai) and sent to be educated in England, Kipling learned at a young age to work and to learn. Rudyard Kipling […]

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Top 10 Facts About Renoir

Renoir is one of the most famous painters of all time and was a very important influence on the impressionist movement in Europe and particularly France. His work is regarded as some of the most important in the movement and his name will be synonymous with skill and talent in painting. 1. Renoir is the […]

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