People Essays

Benjamin H
Benjamin H. Latrobe Benjamin H. Latrobe was born in 1764 in Fulneck, England. He was raised in England. As a young man Latrobe was taught at the Morvian school in Fulneck. This was where Latrobe received a base for his further education. After Morvian, he transferred to Nieski school in Germany. There he received an impressive education. Which was composed of a broad curriculum. He was taught in all the liberal arts and also classical and modern languages. Latrobe started his career ...

Benjamin Harrison
Benjamin Harrison President Harrison\'s single term fell between the two terms of Grover Cleveland, a Democrat. Cleveland was popular with the people but unpopular with political leaders. Harrison was popular with neither. There was indeed something of a mystery in his being elected at all. He was serious and dignified, not a hand-shaking politician and not a leader of men. On July 1, 1862, Lincoln called for more troops. Harrison went to the governor, who asked him to r...

Benjamin banneker
Benjamin banneker Benjamin Banneker Benjamin Banneker was a phenomenal African-American mathematician, astronomer, and inventor. He was born near Baltimore, Md., on November 9, 1731. He was the son of a slave and a free black woman. He grew up as a free black, and while attending school he demonstrated early mathematical ability. His childhood curiosity led him to explore a wide variety of other subjects. In about 1771, he began to make calculations in the field of astronomy. ...

Benjamin franklin 2
Benjamin franklin 2 Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 17, 1706 to Josiah and Abiah-Folger Franklin, who were very religious. His father was a soap and candle maker and didn't make much money. He was the youngest son and the fifteenth child out of seventeen. Benjamin described his father's qualities as "a sound understanding and solid Judgment." He described his mother as "a discreet and virtuous Woman." Benjamin Franklin was not an formally educated man, but h...

Benjamin franklin 3
Benjamin franklin 3 The phrase “true American” does not have a definition, although the word “American” does. The definition of American is “belonging to or characteristic of America.” It is hard to relate Benjamin Franklin to this definition of an American, but it does apply to many of his characteristics. Franklin’s loyalty to America shows greatly throughout his life in his writings and jobs. Franklin’s many jobs included being an invent...

Ben Franklins Religion
Ben Franklins Religion By: Adam Kissel Although in his Autobiography Benjamin Franklin claims that at a young age he "became a thorough Deist" (1359), Franklin saw God as much more than a blind watchmaker. Among his frequent references to practicality, reason, and the value of experimental science, Franklin's metaphysical beliefs [2] easily get lost, especially as he distances himself theologically from colonial Christian doctrines. It becomes convenient but incorrect to let Franklin's "...

Ben franklin 2
Ben franklin 2 Ben Franklin When one takes a look at the world in which he currently lives, he often sees it as being normal since it is so slow in changing. When a historian looks at the present, he sees the effects of many events and many wise people. Benjamin Franklin was one of these wise people. His participation in so many different fields changed the world immensely. He can be compared to Leonardo da Vinci, as his versatility is like that of a Renaissance Man. Benjamin Franklin...

Benedict arnold
Benedict arnold “The Dark Eagle” refers to the hero of Saratoga, Benedict Arnold, who went from highly regarded hero, to the most hated man in the Colonies in a matter of days. In the book: Benedict Arnold: The Dark Eagle, Brian Richard Boylan, analyzes the historical figure not critically, but objectively. He examines the forces that possibly could have driven Benedict Arnold to turn his back on the country that he fought for so dearly. Boylan also points out that the man who...

Benito Juarez
Benito Juarez Benito Juarez was one of the most prominent and resourceful leaders in Mexico�s history. He raised the standard of living and championed the poor. However, it took Juarez half his life to become such a dominant political figure. He was born in San Paulo Guelatao in the Mexican State of Oaxaca. His parents were Indians, and he was raised a shepherd boy. His parents died when he was three, leaving Benito to his unmarried uncle. His uncle believed that the only way fo...

Benito Mussolini
Benito Mussolini Benito Mussolini (1883-1945) Benito Mussolini was the fascist dictator of Italy for nearly 20 years. Benito was born at Dovia, a suburb of Predappio, in the northcentral part of Italy. His father, Alessando, was a blacksmith. And his mother, Rosa, was a schoolteacher. As a young man, Mussolini was a Socialist with revolutionary tendencies. He was expelled from 2 schools and later was in trouble with the authorities several times. In 1912 he became editor of t...

Beethoven 2
Beethoven 2 BEETHOVEN Ludwig van Beethoven was born 1770 in Bonn Germany. His mother was a singer in the service; his father was a court musician that had little motivation and a drinking problem. His father noticed that Beethoven had a gift at a young age, and began teaching him piano and violin. But Beethoven was a hard learner, he was self-involved and impatient. This probably led to why he was a loner and why he only went to academic school for three years. Beethoven’s fath...

Beethoven
Beethoven BEETHOVEN Ludwig van Beethoven was born 1770 in Bonn Germany. His mother was a singer in the service; his father was a court musician that had little motivation and a drinking problem. His father noticed that Beethoven had a gift at a young age, and began teaching him piano and violin. But Beethoven was a hard learner, he was self-involved and impatient. This probably led to why he was a loner and why he only went to academic school for three years....

Ben Carson
Ben Carson By: Suezette Rae E-mail: eizaw@netscape.com Ben Carson In 1951, Benjamin Carson was born to Sonya and Robert Carson. He grew up in Detroit, Michigan. Six years later in 1959, Ben's parents divorced and he, his brother Curtis, and his mother moved to Boston, Massachusetts. They lived there for two years and moved back to Detroit in 1961. Ben Carson wasn't always the "smart guy". In fact for a long time he did poorly in school. It wasn't until after Ben failed his eye test in ...

Ben Franklin
Ben Franklin There was a man named Josiah Franklin. He owned a candle and soap shop in Boston, Massachusetts. The sign for the shop was shaped like a blue ball. Josiah had children, but there were often not living at home. Josiah invited guests to his home to talk and teach his children, but the guests were not aware that they were invited to teach the Franklin children. Both Josiah and his wife felt strongly about educating their children; they took their childrens\' education very seriousl...

Bach, johann sebastian
Bach, johann sebastian Johann Sebastian Bach is probably one of the greatest composers of his time, as well as our time. As a boy he had a fantastic soprano singing voice and always took the lead roles in the church and school choirs. He started composing fairly early on in his life and his first main works, including the Preludes and Variations for the organ, were composed between the ages of 17 and 20. Bach loved church music and was regarded as one of the finest organists of his day. S...

Bach
Bach Johann Sebastian Bach A Great Contributor Of Music Throughout the history of music, many great composers, theorists, and instrumentalists have left indelible marks and influences that people today look back on to admire and aspire to. No exception to this idiom is Johann Sebastian Bach, whose impact on music was unforgettable to say the least. People today look back to his writings and works to both learn and admire. He truly can be considered a music history great. Bach, who ...

Baron de montesquieu
Baron de montesquieu Baron de Montesquieu was a French philosopher who lived around the late 1600’s and early 1700’s. This was before the French Revolution. He believed strongly in Thomas Locke, who was another French philosopher. Montesquieu also wrote many books that greatly influenced the society he was in at that time. Although Montesquieu was thought to be fair, he believed in slavery. Other ideas that he had were that women were not equal to men, but could still run go...

Bartleby
Bartleby I prefer not to," also tells the reader about Bartleby isolating himself. The phrase shows his lack of involvement, another form of isolation. The narrator tells the reader exactly what he did to Bartleby, very vividly, as shown below. In the novella, the author tells the reader, down to the smallest detail, what he did to Bartleby to isolate him from the world. He tells us in this passage, "I placed his desk close up to a small side window in that part of the room, a window whic...

Becket
Becket "Friendship often does collapse over such unjust ideas." This quote alone illustrates the dissolution of friendship that occurs between Thomas Becket and Henry II in early English history. What would one think if a trusted friend turns on them and stabs them in the back? Certain situations in the lives of Thomas Becket and Henry II build up then dissolve their friendship. Thomas Becket and Henry II create and strengthen their friendship in many ways. First of all, King Henry II...

Authur Miller
Authur Miller With the Death of a Salesman during the winter of 1949 on Broadway, Arthur Miller began to live as a playwright who has since been called one of this century\'s three great American dramatists. He has also written other powerful, often mind-altering plays: The Crucible, A View from the Bridge, A Memory of Two Mondays, After the Fall, Incident at Vichy, and The Price. And who could forget the film The Misfits and the dramatic special Playing for Time. Death of a Salesman was not...

Autobiography of albert einstein
Autobiography of albert einstein Biography of Albert Einstein Albert Einstein is known all over the world as a brilliant theoretical physicist and the founder of the theory of relatively. He is perhaps the greatest scientist of the 20th century. While most of the people do not understand this man’s work, everyone knows that its impact on the world of science and physics is enormous. Yes, many have heard of Albert Einstein’s General Theory of relativity, but few know about h...

Babe Ruth
Babe Ruth On February 6, 1895, Kate Schamberger Ruth gave birth to her first child. George Herman Ruth, Jr. was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He was the first of eight children born to Kate and George Herman Ruth. Ruth\'s father worked as a bartender and ultimately opened his own tavern. Many believe that George was an orphan all his life, but for the first seven years of his life he was with his parents, but he survived without guidance on the dirty, crowded streets of the Baltimore riverfro...

Babe ruth 2
Babe ruth 2 “Your simply incorrigible” replied Babe’s wife. For years, the great baseball player “Babe Ruth” has been called this, Yet despite these remarks Babe also possessed a humble heart towards children. Then on the other hand Babe possessed the attribute of being brutal and incorrigible. In this essay I will discuss these so distant characteristics that “The Great Bambino” owned. Many loved “The Great Bambino”. For several reas...

Babe ruth 3
Babe ruth 3 On February 6, 1895, George Herman Ruth, Jr., was born in his grandparents house in Baltimore, Maryland. Ruth as a young child. Ruth’s dad worked as a bartender and owned his own bar. They spent very little time with George because they worked long hours. Eventually, his parents felt that they couldn’t take care of George, and on June 13, 1902, he was taken to St. Mary’s Industrial School for Boys. His custody was also signed over to the Xaverian Brot...

Augustus Caesar
Augustus Caesar The year 509 BC Rome finally became a Republic and thus started the Roman empire. As Rome rose to power they went through many wars and many conflicts between the plebeians and patricians. The republic was made out of 3 groups, the consuls which were 2 men elected from the senate, the senate which was made of 300 patricians, and the assembly made from plebeians. Many years later Rome started to reject the republic when it went into a series of civil wars. 3 men form the first...