People Essays

Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal Blaise Pascal was born in Clermont France on June 19, 1623 to Etienne Pascal. His mother died when he was only 3. He was the third of four children and the only boy. He was described as a man of: small stature, poor health, loud spoken, somewhat overbearing, precious, stubbornly persevering, a perfectionist, highly pugnacious yet seeking to be humble and meek. Pascal\'s father had somewhat unorthodox views on education, so he decided to teach his son himself. He forbade any mat...

Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan Bob Dylan, born Robert Zimmerman on May 24th, 1941, has perhaps been one of the most influential singer songwriters of all time. Young Dylan lived the first five or six years of his life in Duluth, Minnesota, until his father became ill with polio and lost his job. The family then moved to Hibbing, Minnesota, where they slept in the living room of his fathers parents house for about two years. As a boy he started listening to late night rhythm and blues stations from Chicag...

Bob marley
Bob marley One of the most renown musicians of all time composed some of the greatest songs such as �No woman, no cry�, �I shot the sheriff� and �Buffalo soldier.� Bob Marley achieved success after growing up in the poor rural rural roots of Trenchtown, Jamaica. He would ultimately become a platinum-selling musician and reggae�s biggest star. Marley was coveted and respected by many people. An anonymous internet article titled �Bob Marley�s bibliography� says: He has ...

Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie and Clyde Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker burst upon the American Southwest in the Great Depression year of 1932. At the time of Clyde�s first involvement with a murder, people paid little attention to the event. He was just another violent hoodlum in a nation with a growing list of brutal criminals, which included Al Capone, John Dillenger, Pretty Boy Floyd, and the Barker Gang. Not until Bonnie and Clyde joined forces did the public become intrigued. The phrase "Bonnie and...

Biography of frank zappa
Biography of frank zappa Frank Zappa have lived a eventful life. He has been in numerous groups and produced 8 times as many records. Frank was the one of 3 children (Carl, Candy, & Bobby) born in Baltimore, Maryland. Frank was a curious child and learned about music at a young age. At this moment Frank's talent began to build. He first started his interest in drums at the age of 12. Going to summer school in Monterey to learn orchestral percussion. At the age of 13 he made his first song...

Biography of galileo
Biography of galileo GALILEO Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa, Italy on February 15, 1564. Galileo lived in Pisa until he was about 10 years old. In 1574 his family moved to Florence where Galileo started his education at a monestary named Vallombroso, . In 1581, Galileo went to the University of Pisa to study medicine, while at the University of Pisa, Galileo discovered an interest in Physics and Mathematics; he switched his major from medicine to mathematics. In 1585, he left the u...

Biography of karl marx
Biography of karl marx Karl Heinrich Marx was born on May 5, 1818, in the city of Trier in the Rhine province of Prussia, now in Germany. Marx was an economic theorist who composed the idea of communism which included the idea of all the people owning all the property and infrastructure. These theories played a large role in international politics and the cold war in the mid to late 20th century. Marx was the oldest surviving boy of nine children. (Perhaps this is where his theory on e...

Biography of nathaniel hawthorne
Biography of nathaniel hawthorne Nathaniel Hawthorne Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1804 into an old Puritan family. Hawthorne graduated from Bowdoin College in 1825. He thereafter returned to his Salem home, living in semi-seclusion and writing. His work received little public recognition, however, and Hawthorne attempted to destroy all copies of his first novel, Fanshawe, which he had published at his own expense in 1828. During this period he also contributed...

Biography of tiger woods
Biography of tiger woods Biography of Tiger Woods "Let your clubs speak for you." Tiger Woods was too young to notice the racism around him. He didn’t understand that in this world, people were judged by the color of their skin. He couldn’t speak out about it; he couldn’t voice his opinions, or come up with possible solutions because he was too young. Tiger faced many racial ordeals throughout his life, mainly because he was half-Thai and half-black. He broke into the s...

Billy the Kid
Billy the Kid Billy the Kid is one of the most famous outlaws in American history. He has been a widely told figure in American history as well as folklore. The have made movies from his history and have also wrote many books on him. Most of Billy the Kids life remains a heated controversy throughout America. Billy the Kid was born in New York City on November 23, 1859 to William and Kathleen McCarty Bonney and given the name William H. Bonney (There are other stories of his birth b...

Bio on Shakespear
Bio on Shakespear By: fly_girl gr 8 The Life of William Shakespeare England's most talented and well know poet and dramatist was born on April 23, 1564, at Stratford-upon-Avon, located in the cetre of England. His father, John, was a glove-maker and wool dealer involved with money lending. His mother Mary Arden was the daughter of a Farmer. William was the third out of eight children whom all died young. His father became Mayor in 1568, after serving on the town council for many years. W...

Biographical fact sheet on james fenimore cooper
Biographical fact sheet on james fenimore cooper Biographical Fact Sheet on James Fenimore Cooper James Fenimore Cooper was born in Burlington, New Jersey on September 15, 1789. He was the eleventh of twelve children born to William and Elizabeth Cooper. When James was one year old the family moved to the frontier, and his father established the settlement of Cooperstown at the head of Susquehanna River. Cooper attended a private preparatory school at Albany, New York, and was the...

Biography of John Steinbeck
Biography of John Steinbeck By: ian E-mail: evarglum@aol.com Biography of John Steinbeck John Steinbeck was born in 1902, in California's Salinas Valley, a region that would eventually serve as the setting for Of Mice and Men as well as many of his other works. He studied literature and writing at Stanford University, but disenrolled in 1925, after six years, without a degree. He moved to New York City and worked as a laborer and journalist for five years, until he completed his first ...

Biography of emily bronte
Biography of emily bronte Emily Bronte was born in Thornton on July 30, 1818 and later moved with her family to Haworth, an isolated village on the moors. Her mother, Maria Branwell, died when she was only three years old, leaving Emily and her five siblings, Maria, Elizabeth, and Charlotte, Anne, and Branwell to the care of the dead woman’s sister. Emily, Maria, Elizabeth, and Charlotte were sent to Cowan, a boarding school, in 1824. The next year while at school Maria and Elizabet...

Bill Gates
Bill Gates Bill Gates, cofounder of the Microsoft corporation, holds 30.7 percent of its stock making him one of the richest people in the United States. He was the marketing and sales strategist behind many of Microsoft\'s software deals. Their software became the industry standard in the early 1980s and has just increased in distribution as the company has grown, so much that the Federal government is suggesting that Microsoft has violated Sherman and Clayton antitrust acts. Bill Gates...

Bill clintons lost world
Bill clintons lost world President George Bush could build an awesome multilateral coalition for going to war with Saddam Hussein, but he didn’t know the price of milk. That was the story of the 1992 presidential campaign, in which Bill Clinton sold himself to America as a candidate focused exclusively on domestic policy. Seven years later, however, Clinton has just roasted President Bush’s party as hostages to a "new isolationism," the Senate’s rejection of the Comprehe...

Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday To understand the controversy that Billie presented one must first go to the root or source of such controversy and examine Billie\'s childhood. Billie was born Eleanora Harris to her father Clarence Holiday and mother Sadie Fagan who were just fifteen and thirteen years old, respectively, at the time (A 91). Born between 1912 and 1915 in Baltimore, the date unsure, Billie grew up without her father, who moved away early on in her life. Billie and her mother used to fight a...

Billy Graham
Billy Graham \"This is the Hour of Decision with Billy Graham, coming to you from Minneapolis Minnesota\" Billy Graham, has preached to more than 210 million people through a live audience, more than anyone else in history. Not only that, but Mr. Graham has reached millions more through live televison, video and film. This has led Billy to be on the \"Ten Most Admired Men in the World\" from the Gallup Poll since 1955 a total of thirty-nine times. This includes thirty-two consecutive more th...

Billy Sunday
Billy Sunday For almost a quarter century Billy Sunday was a household name in the United States. Between 1902 when he first made the pages of the New York Times and 1935 when the paper covered his death and memorial service in detail, people who knew anything about current events had heard of the former major league baseball player who was preaching sin and salvation to large crowds all over America. Not everyone who knew of the famous evangelist liked him. Plenty of outspoken critics sp...

Benjamin franklin 4
Benjamin franklin 4 Benjamin Franklin: New World Physicist Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 in Boston Massachusetts. He was one of seventeen other brothers and sisters. His father, Josiah Franklin, who emigrated from Oxfordshire, England, worked as a soap boiler and tallow chandler. Benjamin’s mother, Abiah Folger, was from Nantucket but her family derived from England as well. Benjamin Franklin’s entire life, which lasted almost the entire eighteenth centu...

Benjamin franklin
Benjamin franklin Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts. Since this was on a Sunday, his father had him immediately baptized, to avoid any superstitious curse on him. Franklin was the 15th of 17 children. When he was a boy, Franklin liked to write his name in a fancy manner. But one day an old man who was visiting them saw the elaborate signature and remarked, "What fool wrote this?" After that, Ben started writing his name in a plain style. At age 10 Be...

Betty friedan
Betty friedan 1.) Betty Friedan, Her Life 2.) Born, February 4, 1921 3.) Betty was born at the beginning of the decade of change, coincidentally one year after the 19th Amendment was passed, giving women the right to vote. The twenties were years of carefree living. Women were cutting their hair, shortening hemlines, and driving, now that the automobile was available. Her parents, Harry and Miriam Goldstein were very active in the jewish community and fairly wealthy. Betty grew up ...

Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton In recent history, one would be hard pressed to find one politician surrounded in more controversy than Bill Clinton. His scandals have included drugs, adultery, treason, and fraud. The latest opprobrium that has plagued his presidency resulted in him becoming only the second president in the history of the United States to be impeached. After a long and drawn out sexual harassment trial, Paula Jones� lawyers deposed former White House intern Monica Lewinsky. What w...

Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby Bill Cosby was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 12, 1937. He was the oldest of four boys. He had three brothers, and their names were: James, Russell, and Robert. His father ran away near Christmas time when he was very young and he had to get a job to help support the family. In school he was the class clown and was sent to a special school for rowdy boys. In his new school his teacher was Mary Forchic. She saw that he was a great comedian and she put that into her less...

Benito mussolini 2
Benito mussolini 2 Benito Musolini was born on July 29, 1883, in Predappio, Italy . He was the first child of the local blacksmith. While he was young, Musolini was said to be a poor, unruly, agressive, disobedient(at school he was said to be a bully), but while being all of that he was also smart. Then he went and became a schoolmaster. In 1909, Musolini fell in love with a 16 year old Rachele Guidi. A month later, she went to live with him in a damp, cramped apartment in Forli, soon a...