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Encyclopedia of Biographies of famous and historical figures

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  1. Biography of Macaulay Culkin
  2. Biography of George Orwell
  3. Biography of Mesut Özil - Mesut Özil
  4. Biography of Walt Whitman

Biography of Macaulay Culkin

(1980/08/26 - Unknown)

Macaulay Carson Culkin
American actor
He was born on August 26, 1980 in the city of New York (United States).
Son of Christopher Cornelius "Kit" Culkin and Patricia Bentrup, had six brothers, Kieran, Christian, Rory, Quinn, Dakota and Shane, the majority of them, they also worked on some movies.
His father took part in several theatre plays and appeared in West Side Story, although he never managed to succeed and had to leave the profession to work as a taxi driver in New York. During Culkin's early childhood, the family lived in a small apartment while his mother worked as a telephone operator and his father as a sacristan at a local Catholic Church. He was raised as a Catholic and attended the St. Joseph's School in Yorkville for five years before moving on to Professional Children's School. He also studied ballet at the School of American Ballet.
He began acting in the family atmosphere since he was a child. His father worked as a representative of his son, he was baptized with the name of an English historian, Thomas Babbington Macaulay, and to him who made debut in a show of the circuit 'Off-Broadway' at the age of six. His first job was in the play the Nutcracker (The nutcracker) in 1984, with posterity, interpreted the film of the same title (1993). He began his career on stage with "Bach Babies" and "Afterschool Special".
His first film was in 1987, "The rocket of Gibraltar" (Rocket Gibraltar). In 1990 he starred in "only at home", (Home Alone), which, with its sequel, made him a star and earned millions of dollars revenue, being one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood. The passage from childhood to adolescence and the demands of the father to the producers, complicated his career.
On 21 June 1998, Macaulay married actress Rachel Miner (17 years) and they divorced on August 15, 2000.
He returned to the big screen in 2003 with the film Party Monster. In September 2004, he was arrested in Oklahoma City for possession of drugs. He continued to work with a supporting role in Saved! for which he received critical acclaim. In 2006, he published a semi-autobiographical novel, Junior, offering details about fame and the difficult relationship with his father. He starred in Sex and Breakfast, a dark comedy written and directed by Miles Brandman , which premiered in Los Angeles on November 30, 20His next project was a role in thirteen episodes of the Kings television series.
He began dating actress Mila Kunis in May 20In 2006, he was living in New York, and Kunis was in Los Angeles. January 3, 2011, reported that Culkin and Kunis had ended their relationship several months earlier. With the actress Jordan Lane Price began a relationship in November 20

Biography of George Orwell

(1903/06/25 - 1950/01/21)

George Orwell
Eric Arthur Blair
British writer
"In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary Act".
George Orwell
He was born on 25 June 1903 in Motihari, India, where his father was an officer of the British trade of opium, his mother belonged to a family of French traders who have come to less. He moved at an early age with his mother and siblings to England.
At the age of eight, he joined a select boarding school in Sussex, where he stood by their good grades and his apparent lack of economic means. In 1917 he won a scholarship to enter the prestigious private school Eton, where he remained four years.
In 1922, rather than accept a scholarship to go to College, he decided to follow the family tradition and become a colonial civil servant. He served in the Imperial India police stationed in Burma, (1922-1927). He returned to England in 1927, resigned from his working place and dressed in rags. For a time he lived with tramps from East London, worked dishwasher in Paris and laborer in the fields of Kent. Sick and struggling to open way as a writer, suffered poverty for several years. The result of this situation is his first book without white in Paris and London (1933), that recounts the difficult living conditions of homeless people.
Later writes in Burmese days (1934), one critical merciless against imperialism, and to some extent, autobiographical work. His next work, the daughter of the Reverend (1935), is the story of a spinster who finds your site living among farmers.
In 1936 was one of the volunteers who fought in the Republican Army during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). He came to Spain as a correspondent, but he enlisted to fight for the Republic. Joined in front of Aragon, which ascends to the rank of Lieutenant and is wounded gravity in the throat. After face shots with the Communists of the PSUC in the events in Barcelona in May 1937 leaving the country to avoid being shot. Fruit of that experience wrote homage to Catalonia (1938), one of the most moving stories written about this war. The road to Wigan Pier (1937), written at the same time, is a story about the life of miners out of work in the North of England. During the second world war the writer headed the service from the BBC to the India and from 1943 was the literary editor of Tribune, the newspaper of the labour left.
The prose of Orwell reveals a commitment whose creed is radical rejection of totalitarianism. His condemnation of the totalitarian society is also reflected in a fable of allegorical nature, animal farm (1945), based on the betrayal of Stalin to the Russian Revolution, as well as in the novel 1984 (1949). The latter offers a terrifying description of life under the constant surveillance of the "Big brother". His position was never then accepted by the intellectuals of left, it became target of fierce criticism to the stress in him an individualist.
Others of his writings are, the novel that fly the aspidistra (1936), shooting the elephant and other essays (1950), and so were the joys (1953) in 1968 were published in four volumes his full-trial: journalism and letters.
He espoused with Eileen O´Shaughnessy in 1936, and adopted a child, Richard Horatio Blair. His wife died in 1945 during an operation. In October 1949 he married Sonia Brownell.
George Orwell died in London on 21 January 1950 of tuberculosis.

Biography of Mesut Özil - Mesut Özil

(1988-10-15 - Unknown)

Mesut Özil
Mesut Özil
German footballer
He was born on October 15, 1988 in the old mining town of Ruhr, Gelsenkirchen (Germany).
The son of second-generation immigrants of Devrek (Turkey). It maintains the Muslim religion of their parents.
His position is midfielder. Initially played in the DJK Westfalia, the DJK Teutonia Schalke-Nord and DJK Falke. In 2000 he signed for the Rot Weiss Essen, team who left in 2005 to join the lower categories of Schalke. In early 2008, the player signed for 4.3 million euros for Werder Bremen.
In the season 2008/09 managed the winning goal giving his team the Cup of Germany against Bayer Leverkusen. In 2009, playing with the German selection, he won the under-21 European Championship. Ozil was chosen best player of the match. After this great performance, absolute coach Joachim Löw summoned Ozil to the national team, with which he made his debut on 11 February 2009 against Norway. In the World of South Africa, was incumbent on his selection and had several outstanding performances. FIFA included him in the list of 10 candidates to take the Golden Ball of the World Cup.
August 17, 2010 Mesut Özil, tab by Real Madrid. The operation cost 15 million euros. He made his debut with his new team on August 22, 2010 against Hercules CF, party won. He scored his first goal in the Spanish League on October 3, 2010 before the Deportivo de La Coruña. In his three seasons at the club he played 159 matches, scored 27 goals and 81 assists partitioned.
The arrival of Gareth Bale in 2013 compromised their chances at Real Madrid, so it finally was signed by Arsenal, the London club announced on their website on September 3, 20The German international left in the coffers of the white club almost 50 million euros, the most expensive transfer made by the entity presided over by Florentino Pérez.
He maintained a relationship with Anna-Maria Lagerblom, which was separated from the Finnish footballer Pekka Lagerblom. Then he left with the Turkish singer Ebru Polat after the break with Anna-Maria in November 20

Biography of Walt Whitman

(1819/05/31 - 1892/03/26)

Walt Whitman
American poet
He was born on May 31, 1819 in a House his father had built with his own hands in West Hills, Long Island.
It was the second of nine children, son of a Carpenter. Both the family by his father as his mother had at least 150 years in America.
When he was four years old moved to Brooklyn. He studied up to ten, after working as an apprentice in a print shop and as a law firm office boy, but was quickly changed to a newspaper where he began to climb in different jobs. He then worked as a teacher. The people who hired you could not pay him much and the school was installed in any place that is free. During the five years he was a Professor, he was in nine other cities. It seems that he was a teacher too soft at times when the discipline was a value.
Between 1838 and 1839 he published the Long-Islander, in Huntington. Writes poems and very little original stories for various publications, as well as political speeches. For two years he was editor of the famous Brooklyn Eagle, since it lost by supporting the Free Soilparty. He spent some time in New Orleans, but returned to Brooklyn, where intended to publish a newspaper in the orbit of the Free Soil.
It became the best-known American poet and the first to disassociate itself from the canons of English poetry. He started writing poetry completely different of which was writing until then. He is considered the founder of modern poetry in the 19th. In 1842 wrote a single novel, 'Franklin Evans, the drunk', which missed. In 1855, the first of innumerable editions of leaves of grass, a book of poems that became a hymn to life, to nature, to the birth of democracy, the greatness of the common man, without labels or genre and presenting as a novelty, a type of versification unused until then, and who moved away completely from which had been used in previous poems appeared to be posted.
In this work he praises the human body and it he praised the joys of the senses, but was forced to himself the costs of publication and to collaborate in the task of printing. The 1855 Edition was composed of 12 poems without title, written in long, rhythmic verses which resemble to the King James Bible. The longer and better quality of them, who later received the title of "I sing to myself" was the vision of a symbolic 'I' dam with a sensuality that makes love to all the people that it encounters in an imaginary flight from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
None of the poems of this first edition reached the intensity of this one, with the exception of "the sleeping", another visionary flight in which the life, death and new birth is symbolized. It carries out a new edition of leaves of grass (1856), which contained numerous revisions and additions, and that was the first of a series of retouched reissues the poet would be made throughout his life. The poem that stands out most in this edition is "the Brooklyn ferry", which brings together all readers of the past and the future on board a maritime ferry.
In the third edition of the book (1860), they begin to appear more allegorical poems. Thus, in "the cradle that rocks without end, a bird (the voice of nature) reveals a child (the future poet) the meaning of death." This edition appeared two new cycles of poems, "Sons of Adam" and "Calamus". Drum rolls shows the concern of the poet by the consequences of the American Civil War. Sequel (1866) to drum rolls contains "when the LILACS bloomed in the patio door", a great elegy to Abraham Lincoln, as well as his best-known poem, "Oh, Captain, my Captain!".
Another of his works, step towards the India (1871) was based on a vision of mystical Union of East and West, parallel to the of the soul with God, symbolized by the modern means of communication and transportation. In 1897, appears "echoes of old age", which became part of the version of leaves of grass, published in 1965 by Harold w. Blodgett and Sculley Bradley and translated to the Spanish by the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges, in 1972.
During the civilwar, he attended soldiers wounded at a military hospital in the northern side in the City of Washington. He continued with his work for the Government until 1873, when suffered a serious attack that left him as a sequel to a partial paralysis.
Walt Whitman died on March 26, 1892 in Camden, New Jersey.

Sources: Biografieonline.it

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