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1. Henry VIII

Soundtrack | L'âge des ténèbres

King of England from April 21, 1509 until his death.

2. Peter Paul Rubens

Art Department | Sister Wendy at the Norton Simon Museum

Peter Paul Rubens was born on June 28, 1577 in Siegen, Nassau-Dillenburg, Holy Roman Empire. He is known for his work on Sister Wendy at the Norton Simon Museum (2002) and Visnews (1962). He died on May 30, 1640 in Antwerp, Spanish Netherlands [now Belgium].

3. Rembrandt van Rijn

Art Department | Five Revolutionary Painters

Rembrandt van Rijn was born on July 15, 1606 in Leiden, Dutch Republic as Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn. He is known for his work on Five Revolutionary Painters (1959), Rembrandt (1962) and Rembrandt (1976). He was married to Saskia van Uylenburgh. He died on October 4, 1669 in Amsterdam, Dutch ...

4. Jean de La Fontaine

Writer | La cicala e la formica

Born in July 8, 1621, in Château-Thierry (Champagne, France), where his father was in charge of Water, Forests and Hunting, Jean de la Fontaine spent his whole childhood and adolescence in the countryside, where he mainly studied Latin language. In 1641, he moved to Paris to continue his study at ...

6. Nicola Francesco Haym

Writer | The Metropolitan Opera HD Live

From 1713 to 1717, he and other performers (including his wife, singer Joanna Maria) gave a public concert each year for his wife's benefit. His chief patrons during these years were Charles Montagu, Baron Halifax, and James Brydges, Earl of Carnarvon (from 1719 Duke of Chandos).

8. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Soundtrack | The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Jean-Jacques Rousseau was born on June 28, 1712 in Geneva, Switzerland. He was a writer, known for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969), Le Gai Savoir (1969) and 4 Days in France (2016). He was married to Thérése Levasseur. He died on July 2, 1778 in Ermenonville, France.

9. Christoph Willibald Gluck

Soundtrack | Slumdog Millionaire

Young Gluck was a singer in a church choir and thus decided to study music in Prague although his parents wanted him to work in the forest. Having to earn his own money he worked as a part-time musician and finished his studies in Milan where he wrote his first Italian style opera. Impressing the ...

10. Friedrich G. Klopstock

Writer | Satana

German poet and playwright.

11. Louise de France

Writer | Movies for Louise

Was one of the daughters of Louis XV.

12. Luigi Romanelli

Writer | La pietra del paragone

Italian librettist employed at Teatro alla Scala di Milano.

19. Friedrich Silcher

Soundtrack | Das Boot

Had two daughters and a son with his wife, Luise.

20. Frederick Marryat

Writer | Midshipman Easy

Made a Companion of The Order of the Bath 1826

21. Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

Art Department | Sister Wendy at the Norton Simon Museum

Considered a pivotal figure in landscape painting. His works are part of the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Hermitage, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Musée d'Orsay, the Museu de Artes, the Museum of Fine...

26. Franz von Kobell

Writer | Das Tor zum Paradies

Was the eldest son of the famous landscape painter Wilhelm Kobell.

27. George Sand

Writer | Leoni Leo

As Baroness Dudevant, she politically fought for her republican and socialist ideals (notably during the Empire period).

28. Nathaniel Hawthorne

Writer | Graves and Goblins

Children: Una Hawthorne (1844-1877) Julian Hawthorne (1846-1934) Rose Hawthorne (1851-1926)

31. William Makepeace Thackeray

Writer | Barry Lyndon

William Makepeace Thackeray was born on July 18, 1811 in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India. He was a writer, known for Barry Lyndon (1975), Pierscien i róza (1987) and Vanity Fair (1932). He was married to Isabella Gethin Shawe. He died on December 24, 1863 in London, England.

33. Henry David Thoreau

Writer | New Walden

David Henry Thoreau was born on July 12, 1817, in Concord, Massachusetts. He was the youngest of three children to John and Synthia Thoreau. He studied at Harvard from 1822-1837, majoring in English. Thoreau was a companion of Ralph Aldo Emerson, who patronized him and introduced him to some of the...

34. Ivan Aivazovsky

Aivazovskin yev Hayastane

Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (Hovannes Aivasian) was born on July 29, 1817, in Feodosia, Crimea, Russian Empire, into a poor Armenian family. His father was a modest Armenian trader. His mother was a traditional homemaker. His early talent as an artist earned him a scholarship to study at the ...

35. Ernst Wilhelm von Brücke

Ernst Wilhelm von Brücke was born on July 6, 1819 in Berlin, Germany as Ernst Wilhelm Brücke. He died on January 7, 1892 in Vienna, Austria.

41. Pauline Viardot

Music Department | A Voice Out of the Cold: Vivica Genaux

Born into a celebrated family of Spanish performers, Pauline Garcia Viardot was initially lost in the shadow of her beautiful and talented sister, Maria. But Maria's sudden death forced the 15-year-old Pauline into the limelight, with astonishing results. She was hailed as a opera singer par ...

42. Christian Molbech

Writer | Âme d'artiste

Danish author and poet.

43. Princess Augusta of Cambridge

Princess Augusta of Cambridge was born on July 19, 1822 in Hannover, Kingdom of Hanover as Augusta Caroline Charlotte Elizabeth Mary Sophia Louise of Hanover. She was married to Frederick William of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. She died on December 5, 1916 in Neustrelitz, Grand Duchy of ...

45. Jules Adenis

Writer | La jolie fille de Perth

His two sons, Eugène (1854-1923) and Edouard (1867-1952), were also writers.

47. Hervé

Music Department | Frøken Nitouche

48. Stephen Foster

Soundtrack | Batman

Stephen Foster was America's first professional songwriter of note. He was born in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania, and developed musical talent early in his life, while still young beginning to compose in the style of Negro minstrel music of the day. His first hit as a professional songwriter was "Oh!...

49. Pop Taylor

Actor | As the Sun Went Down

Pop Taylor was born on July 9, 1828 in Brownsville, Texas, USA. He was an actor, known for As the Sun Went Down (1919). He died in 1932 in the USA.

50. Nikolay Chernyshevskiy

Writer | Che fare?

Chernyshevskiy (often simplified to Chernyshevsky) began his life as a bright young Russian thinker who sympathized with the impoverished masses in the old Tsarist Russian Empire and who opposed the Russian "establishment." He got his degree from St Petersburg University in 1850 and then taught ...


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