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Catherine the Great

(1729–1796) born Princess Sophie Friederike Auguste of Anhalt-Zerbst Catherine II, Empress of Russia (1762–1796) Works commissioned by her: Reynolds, Joshua (1723-1792) The Infant Hercules c.1785–1789 Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton   Born May 2 1729 Szczecin (Poland) Died November 17 1796 Saint…

Johann Sebastian Bach

(1685–1750) Works: • Adagio • Brandenburg Concertos • Cello Suites • Das Wohltemperierte Klavier (The Well-Tempered Clavier) • Goldberg Variations (BWV 988) • Mass in B minor • St Matthew Passion (BWV 244) • Toccata and Fugue in D minor,…

Christoph Willibald Gluck

(1714–1787) Works: • Alceste (1767) • Iphigénie en Aulide (1774) • Iphigénie en Tauride (1779) • Orfeo ed Euridice (1762) • Paride ed Elena (1770) Born July 2 1714 Erasbach, city of Berching (Germany) Died November 15 1787 Vienna (Austria) Cause…

Giuseppe Verdi

(1813–1901) Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi Works: • Aida (1871) • Attila (1846) • Don Carlos (1867) • Ernani (1844) • Falstaff (1893) • I due Foscari (1844) • Giovanna d’Arco (1845) • I Lombardi (1843) • Il corsaro (1848) •…

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

(1828–1882) Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti The artist’s works: Self-Portrait 1847 National Portrait Gallery, London Ecce Ancilla Domini 1850 Tate Britain, London Paolo and Francesca da Rimini 1855 Tate Britain, London Portrait of the Artist 1855 Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge Robert Browning 1855 Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge Bocca…

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)…

Robert Louis Stevenson

(1850–1894) Robert Lewis Balfour Stevenson Works: • Aarresaari (Finnish) • A Child’s Garden of Verses (English) • A Christmas Sermon (English) • A Footnote to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa (English) • A Lowden Sabbath Morn (English) •…

Dudley Moore

(1935–2002) Dudley Stuart John Moore, CBE Works: • Bedazzled (1968) Filmography as Actor: Foul Play 1978 Director: Colin Higgins Starring: Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase   Born April 19 1935 London (England) Died March 27 2002 Plainfield, NJ (USA) Cause of death Pneumonia Occupation Actor…

Peter Boyle

(1935–2006) Peter Lawrence Boyle Jr. Filmography as Actor: Taxi Driver 1976 Director: Martin Scorsese Starring: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster   Born October 18 1935 Norristown, PA (USA) Died December 12 2006 Manhattan, New York, NY (USA) Cause of death Cancer | Multiple myeloma Occupation…

Ava Gardner

(1922–1990) Ava Lavinia Gardner   Born December 24 1922 Grabtown, NC (USA) Died January 25 1990 Westminster, London (England) Cause of death Pneumonia Husband (1942-1943) Mickey Rooney (1920-2014) Husband (1945-1946) Artie Shaw (1910-2004) Husband (1951-1957) Frank Sinatra (1915-1998) Boyfriend (1956) Walter Chiari…