James Mercer Langston Hughes, better known as Langston Hughes was one of the most prominent authors in during the Harlem Renaissance. He was born on February 1, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri to Carrie Langston and James Hughes, who both separated shortly after his birth. Hughes lived with his maternal grandmother, Mary, until thirteen when she died. He then moved in with his mother in Cleveland, Ohio. This is when he started writing poetry.
Miep was born on February 15, 1909, in Vienna. She married a dutch man and worked for Otto Frank and became close to his family. She hid the Franks in secret annex for more than two years after they were discovered by the Gestapo. She found Anne Frank’s diaries and returned them to Otto Frank, who later published them. Miep recorded her own memoir of the time in 1987 and died on january 11, 2010, at age 100.
Herbert Hoover On August 10, 1874 Herbert Hoover was born in Iowa. He was the second child of three. Hoover had a very hard life, at a young age. At six years old his father died, and at nine, his mother died. So, he moved to Oregon, and was raised by his Aunt and Uncle.
In 1892, when Eleanor was eight years old, her mother passed away. Two years later, her father passes away as well. When she was a teenager, she was sent to school in England where she overcame her trait of being shy. Later on in life, in 1905, Eleanor married Franklin Roosevelt who was her fifth cousin once removed. Franklin was first elected in 1933, reelected in 1937, and then ran for a third term against the convention of serving two terms maximum and won.
Famous American Abraham Lincoln was born February 12, 1809 in Hodgenville, Kentucky, to parents Thomas and Nancy Hanks Lincoln. Lincoln moved with his family to Indiana in 1817 due to hard times. Abraham was 9 years old when on the 5th of October, 1818, his mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln died of tretmol, milk sickness. In December of 1819 his father remarried to Sarah Bush Johnston, a widow with three children. Abe quickly formed a close attachment to his stepmother.
Henry Shackleton dreamed of his oldest son following in his footsteps, but Ernest would have no part of it. At the age of sixteen, Shackelton sailed from Liverpool to Valparaiso (Heacox 38). He joined the merchant navy and by the age of eighteen he achieved the rank of first mate. Having traveled during his two years of service, his passion for travel was ignited. Subsequently, Shackleton met his wife Emily in 1897.
The cell Voltaire was in was two feet thick concrete walls, in which he continued to write. Nearly one year later he was released from Bastille but shortly after his release he was sent back for arguing with the Chevalier de Rohan. Voltaire was held there for two weeks until he was sent off to England where he would stay for three more years. His writing angered more noblemen forcing him to flee to Lorraine reside for the next fifteen years with his mistress. A few years after his stay he would make occasional visits to France until he was granted re-entry to France in which he lived out his years until he passed
Poe was born on January 19, 1809, in Boston and died on October 7, 1849. Poe 's life initially started off in tragedy when his father left him at infancy forcing his mother to look after him and car for him.Only a year later Poe 's mother had past away leaving him with no parents. Edgar then moved to Richmond, Virginia, with his new foster parents, John and Frances Allan. Poe 's writing career initially began in New York when he worked as a reporter and copyeditor ("The Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe"). Edgar Allan Poe was said to have an immense impact on literature.
Seven a long time after the gathered passing of the analyst, and in the wake of being offered a considerable expense by his distributer, Doyle yielded to open weight and composed a novel entitled "The Hound of the Baskervilles" emphasizing Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. As the prominence for Holmes kept on climbing, he uncovered in the following arrangement, that the fall at the Reichenbach Falls had just been lethal for Moriarty and that Holmes had figured out how to escape ultimately. Doyle passed away in 1930, anyway not before composing a further thirty two short stories and a fourth novel, "The Valley of Fear" offering Holmes and Watson. One explanation behind the bid of the stories may be the inventiveness of the path in which the unlawful acts were understood. Additionally, as the police power had just been set up in 1814, and the investigator division in 1842, the routines utilized as a part of fathoming genuine cases were still extremely essential.
Being the younger son, Flaubert was sent to study law in Paris, but when he was twenty-three, Flaubert suffered from a series of convulsions that convinced his family to bring him home, where he was allowed time and space to write (Merriman). Given permission to abandon his legal studies and left with a broken family after the deaths of his father and sister, Flaubert was free to temporarily escape the bourgeois life that he detested and to experience worldly delights in both temples and brothels (Merriman). After spending nearly all of his inheritance during his eighteen-month tour of the Near East, Flaubert returned home, having realized that he could not attack the faults of the bourgeoisie with open rebellion through prostitution and wine; instead, he understood that he would make a more significant impact through his words (Flaubert xix). When Flaubert began to write his début and masterpiece, Madame Bovary, in the early 1850s, the railroad and the telegraph were emerging (Flaubert xx). While such innovations brought rapid change to the French society and economy through the quick circulation of goods and information, Flaubert chose to set his story in
Frederick Douglass was around 20 years old when he escaped slavery on September third 1838, around 175 years ago. When he was born his birth name was Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey February 1818 – February 20, 1895. Bailey was born into slavery in Talbot County, Maryland, on the state 's Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, and was given his name by his mother, Harriet Bailey. He was raised on a plantation located between Hillsboro and cordova. He first started to learn the alphabet when he was somewhere around twelve years of age, Hugh Auld’s wife Sophia started teaching him.
I right then knew I wanted to write about his life. His headstone provided me with so much information about him and family origins. Edward Tunnicliff was born in November 18, 1813 on Birmingham Warwickshire, England. He married Sarah Cooper at age 23, in St Peter’s Parish Church, located in Derby England. After two years of marriage their first child was born, Prudence Tunnicliff Palmer.
Wilma Pearl Mankiller was born to Charley Mankiller, a full blooded Cherokee Indian, and Clara Irene Sitton of Dutch-Irish descent on November 18, 1945 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, the capitol city for the Cherokee Nation. She was the 6th child of 11 children born to the family. Wilma Pearl Mankiller became the first female chief of the Cherokee Indian Nation. Wilma Mankiller, whose family surname “is an old military title that was given to the person in charge of protecting the village” (powersource.com), grew up on 160-acre piece of land given to her paternal grandfather “as part of a settlement the federal government made for forcing the Cherokee to move to Oklahoma from their tribal lands in the Carolinas and Georgia in the 1830s” (Verchock), this move between territory’s is known as the Trail of Tears. During the time of her youth in the early 1950’s, the Bureau of Indian affairs initiated policy to remove and relocate Indians from the reservations.
Maci Metheny Mrs. Cygan 23 September 2015 History Sybil Ludington Sybil Ludington was born April 5th, 1761, in Connecticut, along with her twelve brothers and sisters, of which she was the eldest. Her father, Henry Ludington was a farmer and a military officer, and her mother, Abigail, stayed home with their children. Henry and Abigail were first cousins, and six years apart in age. Soon after she was born, Sybil’s family moved to Dutchess County, New York. There, her father served in the military for more than sixty years.