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
Peter I Velikiy (Petr Alekseevich; May 30 (June 9), 1672 – January 28 (February 8), 1725) was the Tsar of All Russia from the Romanov dynasty (from 1682) and the first Russian Emperor (from 1721).
Peter was proclaimed king in 1682 at the age of 10, began to rule independently since 1689 . From a young age showing an interest in science and foreign lifestyle, Peter was the first of the Russian Tsars to make a long journey to the countries of Western Europe (1697-1698 years). Continue reading
Italian painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, technician, scientist, mathematician, anatomist, botanist, musician, philosopher of the High Renaissance era. Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 in the town of Vinci, near Florence. His father, Señor, Messer Piero da Vinci, was a rich notary, as were the four previous generations of his ancestors. When Leonardo was born, he was about 25 years old. Piero da Vinci died at 77 years old (in 1504), during his life he had four wives and was the father of ten sons and two daughters (the last child was born when he was 75 years old). Continue reading