Biographies of famous and historical figures
Biographies of famous:
- Usain Bolt's biography
- Biography of Rafael Martos - Raphael
- Biography of Antoine Henri Becquerel
- Biography of Sylvester Stallone
Usain Bolt's biography
(1986/08/21 - Unknown)Usain St. Leo Bolt
He was born on 21 August 1986 in Sherwood Content, Trelawny, Jamaica.
Son of Wellesley and Jennifer Bolt, owners of a store.
Study at school Waldensia, where he began to show his skills at racing speed, with 12 years, already was runner faster from his school in the 100 m smooth. William Knibb high school his cricket coach recommended him to practice athletics. They Pablo McNeil, former Olympic athlete in tests of speed and Dwayne Barrett, were their coaches.
In the 2002 junior World Championships, he won a gold medal in the 200 m smooth younger history made him the winner in that time. The 2004 Games CARIFTA, was also the first junior run under 20 seconds in the 200 m, with 19.93 s.
With its 197 centimeters in height and 76 kilos in weight, has a very long stride, with a little refined style and a slow reaction. For some specialists, Usain Bolt is an unsightly corridor, due to its height and its poor aerodynamics. Even his coach, Glen Mills, insisted Bolt running the 400 m, the distance theoretically more suited to their conditions.
Began his professional career in 2004, competed in the Olympic Games of that year, and it would lose the next two seasons because of injuries. 2007, exceeds the Jamaican record for the 200 m with a time of 19,75 s. In 2008, achieved his first world record in the 100 m smooth with 9.72 s, and other absolute brands in that same race, the 200 m, and the relay race 4 x 100 team of Jamaica with 9.69 s; 19.30 s; and 37,10 s respectively, during the Olympic Games in Beijing.
He was the first athlete to win three Olympic trials since 1984 by Carl Lewis. In 2010, beats its own records in 100 and 200 m smooth with records of 9.58 and 19.19, during the Berlin World Championship, becoming the first athlete to hold world titles in the 100 and 200 smooth m in the World Championships and Olympic Games.
On August 5, 2012 in London Olympics Bolt returned to prove that he is the fastest man of all time. A 9.63 marked with a wind in favour of 1.5 m/s and a reaction time of 165 milliseconds, with the won his second Olympic gold in 100 meters after the ' 08 Beijing, which equals to Carl Lewis (Los Angeles'94 and Seoul ' 88). His compatriot Yohan Blake was second a 9.75, matching the best mark of his life, held his Chrono of the trials where he defeated Bolt. The Bronze went to Justin Gatlin 79s. It was the fastest race of history with all, less Asafa Powell, injured, below 10 seconds.
On August 9, 2012, the Jamaican became the Athletics legend with his gold medal in the 200 meters. Yohan Blake, silver, and Warren Weir, bronze, formed the Jamaican podium.
It ended these games with a flourish in the final round at the stadium: third gold and world record in the 4 x 100 with Michael Frater, Nesta Carter and Yohan Blake, who made a mark of 36.84, 20 cents more quickly than his own record, which had attained the same men in the 2011 Daegu world.
In the 2013 World Championships in Moscow, he achieved three gold medals. In the 100 m, won with a record of 77s; in the 200 m achieved three consecutive victories in World Championships; 178 and in the 4 x 100 m, managed third win followed for Jamaica, becoming the athlete with the most gold medals in the history of these games along with Carl Lewis, with eight gold metals.
Nicknamed "lightning, was recognized as"athlete of the year» by the IAAF, and the magazine Track and Field, as well as with the award WINS. "
In 2010, he signed a contract with Publisher HarperCollins to write an autobiography.
Biography of Rafael Martos - Raphael
(1943/05/05 - Unknown)Raphael
Miguel Rafael Martos Sánchez
"Teach me, me not has taught me no one. Hunger and poverty are those who have tuned my voice."
He was born on May 5, 1943 in Linares, Jaén, Spain.
His humble family moved to Madrid when he was nine months old.
He began singing when he was only three years old; He joined the San Antonio College children's choir; Piarists gave him food, for years, in Exchange for having his voice in the choir. With nine you get in Salzburg, Austria, first prize for the best child voice of Europe. Their two idols then were Elvis Presley and Edith Piaf.
He began his career at the record label Philips. To distinguish itself adopted the "ph" in the name of the company and was renamed 'Raphael'. In 1960 Francisco Gordillo, who had a music publisher, became his representative and launches its first songs "you, Cupid", "immensity","I'll tell my life"and "forgives Othello".
When he was 19 years old, won the first, second and third prize in the famous Festival International of the song in Benidorm, Spain, 1962, with the songs: "lead", "immensity", and "Your conscience". In 1964, triumphed with "men also cry", their first success. In 1966 he represented Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song 'I am he', and in 1967 returned has done with the theme "Let's talk about love". He refused to go for a third time with the argument that the language barrier was an obstacle to his triumph. For the film rolled, "Cuando tú no estás" (1966), "to the Sun" (1967), "say what you will" (1968, filmed in Argentina), "the Gulf" (1969, filmed in Mexico), "angel" (1969), "Sin un adiós" (1970), and "born again" (1972).
Raphael was the first global Spanish star. He was soon known in Italy, France, Germany, Japan or Australia. In 1967 she sings at Madison Square Garden in New York City at the hands of Brian Epstein (the Beatlesmanager). Has acted in the most important theatres, such as the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Opera House in Sydney, the Bolshoi and the Rossia of Moscow, the Palacio de la Música, the Teatro de la Zarzuela, Spanish Theatre, and the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Opera of St. Petersburg, the Palau de la Música of Barcelona, Olympia in Paris the London Palladium, the Shrine Auditorium, the Greek Theater and the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, the Fine arts of Mexico, the Opera House of Buenos Aires, Teatro dell'Opera of Tokyo, the Caracas Teresa Carreño, the Teatro Bellas Artes in Puerto Rico, and the Kennedy Center in Washington among others. He got during the Franco regime succeed in Russia and fill theaters from Moscow to Baku when Spaniards were forbidden to travel to the Soviet Union.
The more than 50 million records sold endorse what was to be the first global Latin star. He has recorded in Spanish, Italian, French, English, German, and Japanese. During the first stage of his career, he appeared in nine films, several televisionseries, and a number of special musical. It received 350 gold disks; 50 Platinum and one of uranium.
He had a long period of decline until the success of 'Scandal' returns you to the first line of the Spanish musical scene and which reached number one in places like Japan. On 5 May 1987, celebrating 25 years of profession he gave a concert in Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu Stadium to 114,000 people.
At the end of 2002 when it represented in the theatre 'El doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde' faces a worsening of hepatitis B suffering since 1985, aggravated by a high consumption of alcohol. In 2003 he received a liver transplant. He recovered quickly and returned to the stage with the tour 'Of return'.
In 2014, he received the international prize of the arts of the Madrid community.
On July 14, 1972 he married in Venice with the writer Natalia Figueroa; Since then, the daughter of the Marquis of Figueroa, journalist who has barely been able to exercise as such, has been his faithful HelpMate in his house, touring, in his travels, and in their endless days of recording. They were parents of three children: Jacobo, Alejandra and Manuel.
In 1998 he published his memoirs "and tomorrow what? "".
Biography of Antoine Henri Becquerel
(1852-12-15 - 1908-08-25)Antoine Henri Becquerel
Physicist and Nobel Laureate French
He was born on December 15, 1852 in Paris, son of Alexandre Becquerel (who studied light and phosphorescence and invented the fosforoscopia) and grandson of Antoine César Becquerel, one of the founders of the electrochemical.
He studied and are you a doctorate in science at the Polytechnic School of the French capital. He was Professor of the Museum of Natural history in 1892 and the École Polytechnique in 1895.
In the year 1896 he accidentally discovered the phenomenon of radioactivity during his research on fluorescence. Uranium salts emitted radiation able to cross black papers and other opaque to ordinary light substances. These rays were called first rays B in honor of its discoverer. He also conducted research on phosphorescence, spectroscopy and absorption of light.
In 1903, he shared the Nobel Prize in physics with Pierre and Marie Curie French.
His works include research on phosphorescence (1882-1897) and discovery of the invisible radiation emitted by uranium (1896-1897).
Henri Becquerel died on August 25, 1908 in Le Croisic .
Biography of Sylvester Stallone
(1946-07-06 - Unknown)Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone
Actor, screenwriter and director of American film
He was born on July 6, 1946 in the city of New York (United States).
Eldest son of Frank Stallone, Sr. (1919-2011), hairdresser and beautician, and Jacqueline Labofish, astrologer, former dancer and promoter of women's wrestling. His father was born in Gioia del Colle, Apulia, Italy, and immigrated to the United States in the 1930's; his mother is half French (from Britain) and Ukrainian ascending. His younger brother is actor and musician Frank Stallone. His delivery was very problematic and caused paralysis of facial nerve on the left side.
She had a difficult and unstable childhood since his family was very poor and was disengaged. In just eleven years he was expelled from fourteen schools, but because of his great athleticism could study its because was granted a scholarship. I get to be a football player University star and attended an American School of Geneva, Switzerland.
Returning to the United States, he enrolled to study drama at the University of Miami and also began to write. Before turning to the world of the film conducted several works to keep up. At the beginning of the ' 70s did minor roles for television series Baretta or Kojak, in the latter he played detective Rick Daley. His early roles were disappointing.
The need and the lack of money led him to write in time record (in three days), the main lines of Rocky, a screenplay adapted himself. In 1976, adapted it John Avildsen and Sylvester plays the main role, which was a great commercial success, and which won three Oscar. Since then specializes in very physical characters although he has also been able to interpret characterizations more difficult and nuanced, as of the trade unionist corrupted in F.I.S.T., symbol of strength (N. Jewison, 1978), which was also co-writer.
He wrote and performed a strange film of interesting characters and seductive Baroque hell's kitchen (Paradise alley id.). Rocky II (id. 1979), Rocky III (1981), Rocky IV (1985) are less original. In first blood (First Blood, T. Kotcheff, 1983) and its sequel ( Rambo/first blood part 2 (Rambo First Blood II, George Plan Cosmatos, 1985) stars as a former combatant of the Viet Nam who imposes his own righteousness. Cobra (id., Cosmatos, 1986) and I, the Falcon (Over the Top, Menahem Golan, 1987) were on the same line.
In 1997, works in Cop Land alongside Robert De Niro, and increased twenty kilos to embody a policeman. He received the Best Actor award at the Stockholm International Film Festival. It fails at the box office with films like Stop! Or my mom will shoot, Oscar, D-Tox, Driven and Avenging Angelo.
In 2005, premiere of the reality show The Contender, produced and hosted by him and by the former championSugar Ray Leonard, in which 16 boxers from different cities in the United States are assembled in a house where train and fight every week in a shocking upset. The show was a success in the United States.
It tries to return to the successes of the past with Rocky Balboa and Rambofilms, the two had good reception by the public. He works in the film's action The Expendables, which directs, produces and stars in narrating the story of a group of mercenaries. In the film are Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis, Eric Roberts, Stone Cold and Randy Couture. It premiered in August 20He received the honorary award "Jaeger-LeCoultre, glory to the filmmaker" at the Venice International Film Festival. In 2013, starred in the action movie Bullet to the Head, directed by Walter Hill. The Expendables 3, It was released on August 15, 2014.
He has married three times and is the father of five children; his first wife was Sasha Czack, from 1974 to 1985, with whom he had two sons: Sage Moonblood, who died of heart disease at the age of 36, and Seargeoh. The couple divorced on February 14, 19Later married to actress / model Brigitte Nielsen and they divorced in 19In 1997 he returned to marry the model Jennifer Flavin, with whom he had three daughters: Sofia, Sistene and Scarlet. Also related with Susan Anton, Angie Everhart, Naomi Campbell, and Janice Dickinson; Dickinson said that his daughter was of Stallone, although denied it paternity testing.