Category: Famous People

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Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi: Islam’s Medical Genius

Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi: Islam’s Medical Genius

Abu Bakr Muhammad Ibn Zakariya Al Razi is not a familiar name to most in the English-speaking world. But he was one of the most notable persons in the [...]
St Rumwold: The Infant Saint and Medieval Miracle Stories

St Rumwold: The Infant Saint and Medieval Miracle Stories

Tucked away in an almost-forgotten manuscript from the 11th century is the extraordinary tale of St Rumwold, an infant saint who lived on this earthly [...]
Full Military Honors: Why Did General Santa Anna Bury His Leg?

Full Military Honors: Why Did General Santa Anna Bury His Leg?

Antonio López de Santa Anna was a controversial yet highly influential general who had earned the title of the “ Napoleon of the West.” The period in [...]
Columbus’s Identity Crisis and the Ongoing Spread of False Columbus News

Columbus’s Identity Crisis and the Ongoing Spread of False Columbus News

The news was astounding! Famous India was discovered just a month’s sailing across the Atlantic, proclaimed the first-ever International Press Release [...]
Solomon and Sheba: Were a Famous Pharaoh and Queen the Real Protagonists in this Love Story?

Solomon and Sheba: Were a Famous Pharaoh and Queen the Real Protagonists in this Love Story?

The story of Solomon and Sheba is well known as one of love. But it is only when we learn their true identities that we see how much affection and ado [...]
Eunus: Slave ‘King’ and Leader of the First Servile War

Eunus: Slave ‘King’ and Leader of the First Servile War

The First Servile War was a large-scale slave revolt that lasted from 135 to 132 BC. The uprising, which broke out on the island of Sicily, pitted the [...]
King Sahure and His Beautiful Pyramid: A Rare Peaceful Pharaoh?

King Sahure and His Beautiful Pyramid: A Rare Peaceful Pharaoh?

Sahure was an ancient Egyptian pharaoh who lived during the Old Kingdom period. He was a ruler of the 5th Dynasty, and his reign was marked by peace a [...]
Italian Peasant Or Oriental Slave: Who Was Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mother?

Italian Peasant Or Oriental Slave: Who Was Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mother?

The real identity of da Vinci’s mother has always been shrouded in mystery, with historians remaining confused about Leonardo da Vinci’s maternal fami [...]
Lady Jane Grey, the Nine Days Queen of England’s Religious War Period

Lady Jane Grey, the Nine Days Queen of England’s Religious War Period

Lady Jane Grey was an English queen who lived during the 16th century. More appropriately, she was a claimant to the English throne, but only managed [...]
The Aghori and Their Unorthodox Path to Enlightenment

The Aghori and Their Unorthodox Path to Enlightenment

The Aghori are followers of a Hindu sect believed to be 1000 years old. These ascetics are often regarded as sadhus (Sanskrit for ‘good/holy man’), an [...]
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