Tag: inventor

Jan van der Heyden

(1637–1712) The artist’s works: A View in Cologne c.1660–1665 National Gallery, London The Stone Bridge c.1660–1672 Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam View of the Oude Delft Canal c.1660 Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit View of the Westerkerk, Amsterdam probably 1660 National Gallery, London Still Life with a Bible…

Galileo Galilei

(1564–1642) Galileo di Vincenzo Bonaiuti de’ Galilei Works: • Discourse on Floating Bodies (English) • The Sidereal Messenger of Galileo Galilei (English) Galileo in Art: Sustermans, Justus (1597-1681) Ritratto di Galileo Galilei 1635 Galleria degli Uffizi, Firenze   Born February…

Blaise Pascal

(1623–1662) Works: • Notes de Voltaire et de Condorcet sur les pensées de Pascal (French) • Pascal’s Pensées (English) • The Thoughts of Blaise Pascal (English) Born June 19 1623 Clermont-Ferrand (France) Died August 19 1662 Paris (France) Occupation Inventor Mathematician…

Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais

(1732–1799) Works: • L’autre Tartuffe, ou La mère coupable (French) • Le barbier de Séville (French) • La Folle Journée ou le Mariage de Figaro (French) • Sevillan parturi eli Turha varovaisuus (Finnish) Beaumarchais in Film: Beaumarchais, l’insolent 1996 Director: Édouard…

Leonardo da Vinci

(1452–1519) Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci The artist’s works: Battesimo di Cristo c.1470–1475 Galleria degli Uffizi, Firenze Annunciazione c.1472 Galleria degli Uffizi, Firenze Ginevra de’ Benci c.1474 National Gallery of Art, Washington Madonna Benois 1478 Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg Adorazione…

Hedy Lamarr

(1914–2000) Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler Filmography as Actress: Samson and Delilah 1949 Director: Cecil B. DeMille Starring: Hedy Lamarr, Victor Mature   Born November 9 1914 Vienna (Austria) Died January 19 2000 Casselberry, FL (USA) Boyfriend Billy Wilder (1906-2002) Occupation…