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Peter Paul Rubens

(1577–1640) Sir Peter Paul Rubens The artist’s works: Portrait of a Man 1597 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Portrait of a Young Woman with a Rosary c.1609–1610 Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid The Honeysuckle Bower c.1609–1610 Alte Pinakothek, Munich Family of Jan Brueghel the…

Excalibur (1981)

Director: John Boorman Producer: John Boorman Screenplay: Rospo Pallenberg, John Boorman Based on: Le Morte d’Arthur by Thomas Malory Genre: Action | Adventure | Drama | Epic | Fantasy | Romantic Music: Trevor Jones Country: United States Language: English Studio:…

Maximilian I of Mexico

(1832–1867) Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph Maria von Habsburg-Lothringen Emperor of Mexico (1864–1867) Photograph of the execution of Maximilian (right) Miramón (center) and Mejía (left). Photograph of the Mexican firing squad that executed Emperor Maximilian I, commanded by Colonel Palacios (right). Maximilian…

Sir Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

(1561–1626) Sir Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban also known as Lord Verulam Works: • Bacon’s Essays, and Wisdom of the Ancients (English) • Filosofiset mietelmät (Finnish) • Novum Organum (English) • Of Gardens (English) • The Advancement of Learning…

Alexandre Dumas, père

(1802–1870) Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie Works: • Acté (French) • Ali Pacha (English) • Amaury (Spanish) • Ange Pitou (Finnish) • Balsamo, the Magician (English) • Bastiljin valloitus (Finnish) • Bragelonnen varakreivi I (Finnish) • Bragelonnen varakreivi II (Finnish)…

John Hurt

(1940–2017) Sir John Vincent Hurt, CBE Filmography as Actor: A Man for All Seasons 1966 Director: Fred Zinnemann Starring: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller   Born January 22 1940 Chesterfield (England) Died January 25 2017 Cromer (England) Cause of death Cancer (pancreatic) Occupation Actor…

Alexander Korda

(1893–1956) Sir Alexander Korda, born Sándor László Kellner Filmography as Director: That Hamilton Woman 1941 Director: Alexander Korda Starring: Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier     Filmography as Producer: Anna Karenina 1948 Director: Julien Duvivier Starring: Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson   Born September 16…

Ridley Scott

(1937) Sir Ridley Scott Filmography as Director: Thelma & Louise 1991 Director: Ridley Scott Starring: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis     Hannibal 2001 Director: Ridley Scott Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore   Born November 30 1937 South Shields (England) Occupation Film Director Producer Awards BAFTA David…

Michael Caine

(1933) Sir Michael Caine, CBE born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite Jr. Filmography as Actor: Educating Rita 1983 Director: Lewis Gilbert Starring: Michael Caine, Julie Walters   Born March 14 1933 Rotherhithe, London (England) Occupation Actor Awards Academy Award BAFTA Awards European Film Award Golden…