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    William Shakespeare (Baptism April 26,1564; died April 23,1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language, and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He enjoyed the Royal patronage of Elizabeth I. Painting now purported to be of Master William Shakespeare, known as the 'Cobbe portrait'.

    William Shakespeare died on his BirthdayApril 23, 1564-April 23, 1616

    11 year old Katherine of Aragon. Katherine of Aragon had a fair skin complexion, blue eyes, and an auburn hair color. She was referred to as “the most beautiful creature in the world” during her lifetime; renowned poet William Shakespeare reported her to be “The Queen of Earthly Queens.”

    Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies, photographed by Camille Silvy, 1862 Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies was a child born into a royal West African dynasty. She was orphaned in 1848, when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. She was around five years old. In 1850, Sarah was taken to England and presented to Queen Victoria as a “gift” from the King of Dahomey. She became the queen’s goddaughter and a celebrity known for her extraordinary intelligence.

    Mr. and Mrs. King.

    great portrait of Gertrude Stein, 1913, by Alvin Langdon Coburn. She was a handsome woman as well as a commanding presence

    Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was a Danish author, fairy tale writer, and poet noted for his children's stories. These include "The Steadfast Tin Soldier," "The Snow Queen," "The Little Mermaid," "Thumbelina," "The Little Match Girl," and "The Ugly Duckling." His poetry and stories have been translated into more than 150 languages. They have inspired motion pictures, plays, ballets, and animated films.

    Hattie McDaniel (June 10,1895 – Oct 26,1952) was the first black performer to win an Academy Award: Best Supporting Actress for "Mammy" in Gone with the Wind,1939. She was the first black woman to sing on the radio in America.

    William Shakespeare age 24

    William Shakespeare - (1564-1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His plays have been translated into every major living language. Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1589 & 1613.

    Elizabeth I (1533 – 1603) – English queen and daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. She was the last Tudor monarch, and her reign included the contributions of William Shakespeare and Francis Drake.

    This is a picture of the famous writer, William Shakespeare. During the English Renaissance, Shakespeare wrote all four types of plays that were apart of the Renaissance. They were Comedy, Tragedy, Pastoral, and Historical. He is the author of the play Titus Andronicus. The play was written in 1589. Titus was a revenge tragedy, and this play was William Shakespeare's first tragedy.

    Waris Dirie was circumcised at the age of 3 in the name of tradition. After her successful modeling career, she started the Desert Flower Foundation, dedicated to ending Female Genital Mutilation. For this, and many other humanitarian contributions, she was later appointed as goodwill ambassador for the United Nations by Kofi Annan.

    Photos of Jean-Paul Sartre & Simone de Beauvoir Hanging with Che Guevara in Cuba (1960)

    Buchenwald concentration camp guards who were beat by the prisoners upon liberation of the camp by the Americans. The picture was taken in April 1945, by the U.S. military photographer Elizabeth Miller.

    Olive Oatman- "The first white tattooed woman in the history of the United States. I’m not talking about some little anchor tattoo on her shoulder, either. Oatman’s tattoo was hardcore even by today’s standards: 5 blue vertical bars that ran from her lower lip to the base of her chin."

    A day before Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his Berlin bunker, Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini met a more public end. He and his mistress, Clara Petacci were caught by partisans while trying to flee into Switzerland. On April 29, 1945, the two were shot to death in the small village of Giulino di Mezzegra. Their corpses were then taken to the Piazzale Loreto in Milan and strung up on meat hooks above a gas station. Crowds threw stones at the bodies for several days.

    We have always known Mother Teresa as an aged woman. This is a pic of a beautiful 18 year old Mother Teresa.

    House of Hanover family tree 1714-1901.

    Mary Queen of Scots, aged 19, in white mourning to mark the loss of three members of her immediate family within a period of 18 months. Her father-in-law Henry II died in July 1559; her mother Mary of Guise died in Scotland in June 1560; and in December of the same year her husband Francis II died. Mary, no longer Queen of France, returned to Scotland in August 1561. Wearing white was the official sign of mourning worn by women of royal blood or high-ranking courtiers.

    Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, maternal first cousin of Anne Boleyn and Katheryn Howard (He would be the last person executed under Henry VIII.)