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Was Was born born in in Nay N ay 6, 6, 1919 1919 to to aa wealthy wealthy family family in in San N arcos, Guatemala. He's moved to N éxico. In 1945 he graduated from the ''Universidad Nacional Autónoma de N éxico'' as an architect, as a master and doctor. He fist play, ' Espejo de Novelas'', was penned in 1946 . In 1948, a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation permitted him to study drama at Sorbonne. Sorbonne He studies in France. rance. The influence of Camus and Ghelderode is a big change in the dramatic style. Solórzano returned to N exico City.. He began writing a number of plays, some of which are important to N exican theatre today.
Doña Beatriz, la sin ventura (1954), El hechicero (1954), Las manos de Dios (1957), El crucificado (1957), Los fantoches de andalucia (1959), Tres actos (1959) are amongst his notable works in the 1950s. In 1963 Solórzano represented N exico in the first playwriting workshop in Puerto Rico and in 1963 was representative of N exico's Festival of Theater of Nations in Paris whit his work ''Los fantoches de andalucia' '' Solórzano is a recipient of the N iguel Ángel Asturias Award given to those who excel in literature in Guatemala. He was awarded this honor in 1989. He was an active lecturer an director in the universities. He has served as the director of the Teatro Universitario as well as the director of the N useo Nacional de Teatro. Teatro He died in N exico City on N arch 30, 2011.
Miguel ﾃ］gel Asturias
He was born in October 19, 1899 and he dead in June 9, 1974 in Guatemala city. was a Nobel Prize winning Guatemalan poet, novelist, playwright , journalist and diplomat diplomat. Asturias was born and raised in Guatemala though he lived a significant part of his adult life abroad. He first lived in Paris in the 1920s where he studied anthropology and Indian mythology. He was the first Latin American novelist to show how the study of anthropology and linguistics could affect the writing of literature. In Paris, Asturias also associated with the Surrealist movement, and he is credited with introducing many features of modernist style into Latin American ican letters. In this way, he is an important precursor of the Latin American Boom of the 1960s and 1970s. He attended medical school and at the faculty of law and social sciences at the Univer University sity of San Carlos. In 1930, Asturias edited N adrid, Spain, his book Legends of Guatemala, which immediately attracts the attention of critics in Europe. Soon is translated into several languages and marks the beginning of his literary career. In 1967, Guatemalan uatemalan receives the Nobel Prize for Literature and a year earlier had been awarded the Lenin Peace (1983). Asturias becomes a universal novelist.
Nicolaus August Otto Biography: 10 June 1832, Holzhausen, Germany . Was the German inventor of the first internal-combustion combustion engine to efficiently burn fuel directly in a piston chamber. Though the concept of four strokes, with the vital compression of the mixture before ignition, had been invented and patented in 1861 by Alphonse se Beau de Rochas Otto was the first to make it practical. Engineer Nicolaus August Otto invented the first practical alternative to the steam engine. Although an earlier patent by French engineer Alphonse de Rochas was found, Otto built the first practical and successful four four-stroke cycle engine. Invention Impact Because of its reliability, efficiency, and relative quietness, more than 30,000 Otto cycle engines were built in the next 10 years. Inventor Bio Otto built his first gas engine in 1861. Then, in partnership with German industrialist Eugen Langen, they improved the design and won a gold medal at the Paris Exposition of 1867. In 1876, then a traveling salesman, chanced upon a newspaper account of the Lenoir oir internal combustion engine. Before year's end, Otto had built an internal combustion engine, utilizing a four-stroke stroke piston cycle. Now called the 'Otto cycle' in his honor, the design called for four strokes of a piston to draw in and compress a gas-airr mixture within a cylinder resulting in an internal explosion.
Sebastian Thrun - Google Glass
Sebastian ebastian Burkhard Thurn was born in N ay 14 in 1967 in Germany. Is an educator, programmer, robotics developer and computer scientist. He is CEO and cofounder of Udacity, Udacity an institution he cofounded with David Stavens and N ike Sokolsky. He is a Google VP and Fellow, and a part time research Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. University Google Glass is a wearable computer with an optical head head-mounted display that is being developed by Google Google. Google Glass displays information in a Smartphone like hands free format, that can interact with the Internet via natural language voice commands. Google has confirmed that Glass will eventually work with frames and lenses that match the wearer's prescription; the glasses will be modular and therefore possibly attachable to normal prescription glasses. The Glass Explorer program is an early adopter program available for developers and consumers to test Google Glass, and gauge how people le will want to use it. Google Glass has the ability to take photos and record 720p HD video. While video s recording, a recording light is displayed above the eye, which is unnoticeable to the wearer.
Mother Therese She was born Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu on August 1910. She considered 27 August, the day she was baptised, to be her "true birthday". Her birthplace was Skopje, now capital of the Republic of N acedonia, but at the time part of the Ottoman Empire. She was the youngest of the children of Nikollë and Dranafile Bojaxhiu. Her father, who was involved in Albanian politics, died in 1919 when she was eight years old. After her father's death, her mother raised her as a Roman Catholic. Her father, Nikollë Bojaxhiu was possibly from Prizren, Kosovo while her mother was possibly from a village near Đakovica, Kosovo. According to a biography by Joan Graff Clucas, in her early years Agnes was fascinated by stories of the lives of missionaries and their service in Bengal, and by age 12 was convinced that she should commit herself to a religious life. Her final resolution was taken on 15 August 1928, while praying at the shrine of the Black N adonna of Letnice, where she often went on pilgrimage. She left home at age 18 to join the Sisters of Loreto as a missionary. She never again saw her mother or sister. Agnes initially went to the Loreto Abbey in Rathfarnham, Ireland, to learn English, the language the Sisters of Loreto used to teach school children in India. She arrived in India in 1929, and began her novitiate in Darjeeling, near the Himalayan mountains,[ where she learnt Bengali and taught at the St. Teresa’s School, a schoolhouse close to her convent. She took her first religious vows as a nun on 24 N ay 1931. At that time she chose to be named after Thérèse de Lisieux, the patron saint of missionaries, but because one nun in the convent had already chosen that name, Agnes opted for the Spanish spelling Teresa. She took her solemn vows on 14 N ay 1937, while serving as a teacher at the Loreto convent school in Entally, eastern Calcutta. Teresa served there for almost twenty years and in 1944 was appointed headmistress. Although Teresa enjoyed teaching at the school, she was increasingly disturbed by the poverty surrounding her in Calcutta (Kolkata).] The Bengal famine of 1943 brought misery and death to the city; and the outbreak of Hindu/N uslim violence in August 1946 plunged the city into despair and horror.
“Not alll of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” ― Mother Teresa
“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” ― Mother Teresa
Pope John Paul II
Pope John Paul II was born Karol Józef Wojtyla on N ay 18, 1920, in Wadowice, Poland. He was ordained in 1946, became the bishop of Ombi in 1958, and became the archbishop of Krakow in 1964. He was made a cardinal by Pope Paul VI in 1967, and in 1978 became the first non-Italian Italian pope in more tha than n 400 years. He was a vocal advocate for human rights and used his influence to effect political change. John Paul spent two years in Rome where he finished his doctorate in theology. He returned to his native Poland in 1948 and served in several parishes in and around Krakow. John Paul became the bishop of Ombi in 1958 and then the archbishop of Krakow six years later. Considered one of the Catholic Church's leading thinkers, he participated in the Second Vatican Council Council—sometimes called Vatican II. A vocal advocate for human rights, John Paul often spoke out about suffering in the world. He held strong positions on many topics, including his opposition to capital punishment. A charismatic figure, John Paul used his influence to bring about political change ange and is credited with the fall of communism in his native Poland. He was not without critics, however. Some have stated that he could be harsh with those who disagreed with him and that he would not compromise his hard hard-line line stance on certain issues, such ch as contraception.
"As the family goes, so goes the nation, and so goes the whole world in which we live." - John Paul II
"The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish." pope John Paul II
Giotto di Bondone Is one of the early old masters, is the Italian artist Giotto di Bone was active during the Proto-Renaissance Renaissance in Florence. Is the best know for his naturalistic fresco painting. he was born in 1267 and he dead in 1337 in Italy. He is generally considered the first in a line of great artists who contributed to the Italian Renaissance.. Giotto is a contemporary artist. Giotto's masterwork is the decoration of the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua,, also known as the Arena Chapel, completed around 1305. This fresco cycle depicts the life of the Virgin and the life of Christ. In his Lives of the Artists, Artists Giorgio Vasari relates that Giotto was a shepherd boy, a merry and intelligent child who was loved by all who knew him. The great Florentine painter Cimabue discovered Giotto drawing pictures of his sheep on a rock. They were so lifelike that Cimabue approached Bondone and asked if he could take the boy as an apprentice. Cimabue was one of the two most highly renowned painters of Tuscany, Tuscany the other being Duccio,, who worked mainly in Siena. Scrovegni Chapel Fresco Cycle 1303 1303-1310 The Kiss of Judas. Life Of N ary N agdalen, Fresco, N agdalen Chapel, Assisi 1320 History of San Francisco
Diego Rivera Is a N exican muralist painter, is considered by many to be one of the greatest artists in the 20th century. From an early age, Diego Rivera was passionately fond of drawing. He studied in the San Carlos Academy and in the carving workshop of artist JosĂŠ Guadalupe Posada. The post-modernism and cubism, in this he found these art styles most compatible with his own personal expression. He's murals and canvas paintings recaptured N exican history. He chose as his subjects not only social commentary, but the earth, the farmer, the laborer, the costumes and popular characters of N exico. His style was simplified and colorful, precise, direct and realistic. He considered himself a revolutionary painter looking to take art to the big public, to streets and buildings. In 1907 Rivera received a travel grant and went to Spain. While there, he visited France, Belgium, and England. In Brussels in 1909 he met Angelina Belhoff, a slender, blond young Russian painter, who became Rivera's partner for the next twelve years. The First World War broke out in Europe, and in N exico the revolutionary folk hero Emiliano Zapata promoted returning the land to the people. During this time, Diego Rivera became a revolutionary himself and felt the call of his country. In 1921 he returned to N exico. In 1922 he participated in the founding of the Revolutionary Union of Technical Workers, Painters and Sculptors. In 1933 Diego Rivera started work on a mural and thisl was chipped off the wall and destroyed February 9, 1934.