Biographies of famous and historical figures
Biographies of famous:
- Biography of Patrick Süskind - Patrick Süskind
- Biography of Joseph Henry
- Biography of Manuel Piar
- Biography of Filippo Marinetti
Biography of Patrick Süskind - Patrick Süskind
(1949/03/26 - Unknown)Patrick Süskind
He was born on March 26, 1949 in Ambach (Starnberger See) near Munich in Germany.
His father was the writer and journalist Wilhelm Emanuel Süskind, who worked for the newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and was famous as the co-author of the famous Aus dem Wörterbuch des Unmenschen (from the dictionary of an inhuman), a critical collection of essays on the language of the nazi era. His mother worked as a Sports Trainer; his brother major Martin E. Süskind is also a journalist.
He attended school in Holzhausen, a small village in Bavaria. After his Abitur and his Zivildienst, he studied Medieval and modern history in the University of Munich and in Aix-en-Provence from 1968 to 1974, although he never graduated. With the financial support of their parents, he moved to Paris where he wrote stories scripts that were not brought to the film. Since then he devoted himself exclusively to literature.
His first work of success was a theatrical composition entitled Der Kontrabass (bass, 1984), one of the most represented in Germany. But the real success came in the field of prose with the novel Das Parfum (perfume, 1985), translated into more than twenty languages and a real novelty in the field of the German lyrics of those years. History does not develop in the present, but it goes back to several centuries ago, while the stage is moved from Germany to France. Plot tour, just as that in the rest of his works, about the isolation of the individual in society, as Grenouille, the protagonist, is sidelined for this because you can not smell him, and he, on the other hand, come from this situation and get greater power over men making perfumes.
Following the success of this novel, his next work, Die Taube (pigeon, 1987), came out with a circulation of over one hundred thousand copies, as expected a sales success. While it did, Die Taube did not reach the level that Suskind had marked with Das Parfum, and was at one time the cause that the writer was relegated to oblivion and that numerous controversies arise around his person and his work. Die Taube is the story of an irritation: the protagonist, Jonathan Noel, whose life is characterized by regularity and the calmness that the own character has refugee fleeing the chaos of reality, enters crisis because of a dove that has posed to his door and not run from there. In 1991 he published Die Geschichte von Herrn Sommer (the story of Mr Sommer), a narrative illustrated with drawings of Sempe.aparte of his novels, Suskind has also collaborated in the writing of various scripts for television series! great success as Monaco Franze (Franz of Monaco, 1983) and Kir Royal (Kir Royal, 1986).
Süskind lives in Munich, in Seeheim and France retired from the public scene and does not grant interviews or allows photos.
Biography by: Adrián H. maldonado
Biography of Joseph Henry
(17/12/1797 - 1878/05/13)Joseph Henry
He was born on December 17, 1797 in Albany, New York State.
He studied at the Academy of his hometown. In 1826 he began to serve as Professor of mathematics and physics and Professor of natural philosophy at Princeton University in 1832.
He is the discoverer of the principle of Electromagnetic induction, but anticipated it the British physicist Michael Faraday. However, if was recognized the discovery of the phenomenon of self-inductance, which announced in 1832.
The unit of inductance is called Henry in his honor. Henry experienced and perfected the electromagnet, invented in 1823 by the British William Sturgeon. Towards 1829 had developed electromagnets with great strength of bearing capacity and effectiveness and essentially the same as those used later in dynamos and motors. In 1831 built the first Telegraph electromagnetic, as well as devise and build one of the first electric motors. In 1842 he recognized the oscillating nature of an electric shock.
It was named in 1846, Secretary and director of the newly formed Smithsonian Institution and held these positions until his death. Under his leadership, the institution promoted the activity in many scientific fields. He organized meteorological studies and was the first to use the telegraph to transmit weather reports, indicate the daily weather conditions on a map and make predictions of the time. The meteorological work of the institution led him to create the Meteorological Department of United States.
Joseph Henry died in Washington on May 13, 1878.
Biography of Manuel Piar
(1774/04/28 - 1817/10/16)Maria Francisco Manuel Carlos Piar Gomez
He was born on April 28, 1774 in Willemstad (Curacao).
He is believed that it was acknowledged son of Fernando Piar (Canary) and Isabel Gómez (Curazolena).
Spoke with ease the Spanish, English, French and Dutch. He arrived in La Guaira in 1784, with his mother and in 1810 he took part in the revolution. After the capitulation of Francisco de Miranda, he fled to Trinidad and in 1813, was one of the invaders of the Venezuelan territory together with Santiago Mariño.
After the triumph of The Juncal (September 27, 1816), he obtained in San Félix a bright victory (11 of April 1817), that earned him the promotion to general in Chief.
Simón Bolívar He ordered his arrest on charges of desertion, insubordination and of waging a war of castes.
Subject in Angostura, a Council of war, chaired by Admiral Luis Brión, was sentenced to death and executed October 16, 1817 in Angostura del Orinoco, Venezuela, (today Ciudad Bolívar).
Biography of Filippo Marinetti
(1876/12/22 - 1944/11/02)Filippo Marinetti
Italian political activist and writer
He was born on December 22, 1876 in the Egyptian city of Alexandria.
He studied both there and in Paris, Padua and Genoa, where he graduated in law in the year 1899.
His first works were poems which were published from the year 1898 in literary magazines and, later, in his own poetry, which he founded in 19His first theatrical works include electric dolls (1909), published in Italy with the title sexual electricity.
He wrote the manifesto of Futurist literature (1910), where refuse the museums, universities and women, reviled in his novel Mafarka the Futurist (1910) and several short plays. Futurism, lasted until the Decade of 1940, came in 1915, when Marinetti hailed the World War I as the finest Futurist poem ever written.
He enlisted in the Italian army as an officer. He joined the Fascist party in 1919.
On November 2, 1944 Filippo Marinetti died at Bellagio.