Category: submission

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Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space.

That smile will never fail to make me happy.

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King Haakon VII of Norway. I just love his mustache.

He’s regarded as one of the greatest Norwegians of the twentieth century, he is particularly revered for his courage during the German invasion.

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No that’s not Harry Potter, that is Eilif Peterssen.

A Norwegian painter. 🙂

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Michael I of Romania

King of Romania (1927-1930, 1940-1947).

Quite handsome, right ?

Lilyan Tashman (1896-1934). An actress known f…

Lilyan Tashman (1896-1934). An actress known for her comedic roles, she was also a pretty well-known lesbian who was very popular with the Hollywood set for her good looks and love of a good party. She was married twice, but those were well-understood to be “lavender marriages” to gentlemen who also needed to appear straight. She died of cancer at a young age, so we don’t get to see what she would have done as the movie industry and societal views changed in the future decades. She looks like Grace Kelly in some pictures, which are also beautiful, but I like the ones that seem to show more of the twinkle in her eye.

Frigyes Karinthy (1887-1938) was a Hungarian a…

Frigyes Karinthy (1887-1938) was a Hungarian author, playwright, poet, journalist, and translator. He’s known for his sarcastic humour and according to the Wikipedia, the so called six degrees of separation concept. He was diagnosed with brain cancer and was operated in Stockholm. He wrote his autobiographical novel “Journey Round my Skull” about his impressions and observations- if you’re interested in reading about illnesses from the patient’s view, than it’s totally your book. 🙂

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a female samurai warrior from the late 1800s, unfortunately her name is unknown

I haven’t seen Anne Boleyn on here enoug…

I haven’t seen Anne Boleyn on here enough. She is amazing to me and an inspiration to me. 

Born July 1501 – 1507
Died 19 May 1536

Anne was the Queen of England from 1533 to 1536 and the second wife of six of King Henry VIII. Henry’s marriage to her, and her execution by beheading, made her a key figure in the political and religious upheaval that was the start of the English Reformation.

Anne had been of average height and she had a slender build with long straight and thick black or dark brown hair, dark brown eyes, a considerably strong nose, a definite wide mouth with slim lips, and an olive complexion. She was considered to be brilliant, charming, driven, elegant, forthright, and graceful with a keen wit and a lively, opinionated, and passionate personality. Anne was depicted to be “sweet and cheerful” in her youth and she enjoyed cards and dice games, drinking wine, eating French food, flirting, gambling, gossiping, and hearing a good joke. She was fond of archery, falconry, hunting, and the occasional game of bowls. But, Anne also had a sharp tongue and a terrible temper.

One reason I look up to her is because in some aspects I find similarities between me and her.

On 8 January 1536, news of Catherine of Aragon’s death reached the King and Anne, who were overjoyed. The following day, Henry and Anne wore yellow, the symbol of joy and celebration in England, from head to toe, and celebrated Catherine’s death with festivities. In Spain, the home country of Catherine of Aragon, yellow was the color of mourning, in addition to black. For this reason, the wearing of yellow by Henry and Anne may have been a symbol of mourning. With Mary’s mother dead, Anne attempted to make peace with her. Mary rebuffed Anne’s overtures, perhaps because of rumors circulating that Catherine had been poisoned by Anne or Henry. 

However, I don’t believe Anne wanted to be apart of it nor did she poison Catherine. (She died of heart cancer).I believe this because Anne was secretly engaged to  Henry Percy, son of the 5th Earl of Northumberland, but the betrothal was broken off when Percy’s father refused to support their engagement.

I am probably going to submit some of my histo…

I am probably going to submit some of my history crushes soon but for now enjoy this meme I made.

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(I can’t find the first pic without the watermark, sorry !)

Farid El-Atrache (1910-1974) was an Egyptian-Syrian singer, musician and composer. He started his career in the 1930’s with his sister Asmahan.