Catherine II The Great
Starting in 1762 her reign, Catherine II tried to arrange the state in accordance with the ideals of the Enlightenment. It embodied important and significant reforms for the empire, gaining…

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The greatest people of all time.
What does it mean to be famous? Here, for example, Chesley Sullenberger got into the second position of the Top 100 most influential people in 2009 for just a successful…

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Mahatma Gandhi
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 in the coastal city of Porbandar in a Vaishnava family that belonged to the Vaishya caste. The family had four children.…

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Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov

SCIENTIFIC LIGHTED
Upon arrival, during the year a student, who fouled a teacher and interrupted his studies in Germany without authorization, presented his dissertations in chemistry and physics to academicians. In 1742 he managed to earn an associate position in the Physical Class, began research, experiments, astronomical observations, reading public lectures in his native language. Continue reading

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein, March 14, 1879, Ulm, Württemberg, Germany – April 18, 1955, Princeton, New Jersey, USA) – theoretical physicist, one of the founders of modern theoretical physics, 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics, public figure and humanist. He lived in Germany (1879–1893, 1914–1933), Switzerland (1893–1914) and the USA (1933–1955). Honorary Doctor of about 20 leading universities in the world, a member of many Academies of Sciences, including a foreign honorary member of the USSR Academy of Sciences (1926). Continue reading

William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare is a man whom we repeat every day, quoting and not even suspecting that it was he who invented this phrase or expression. It is amazing, remember how…

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Thomas Edison
The name of the famous American inventor, a talented 19th century entrepreneur, the founder of several large electrical companies Thomas Edison is inextricably linked to a number of great inventions…

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