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27 Fun And Interesting Facts About Yaroslav The Wise

Yaroslav the Wise was the grand prince of Veliky Novgorod and Kiev, uniting the two principalities for a time under his rule. Yaroslav’s Christian name was George, after Saint George. Take a look below for 27 more fun and interesting facts about Yaroslav the Wise. 1. A son of Vladimir the Great, the first Christian…

30 Weird And Interesting Facts About Euripides

Euripides was a tragedian of classical Athens. Along with Aeschylus and Sophocles, he is one of the three ancient Greek tragedians for whom a significant number of plays have survived. Some ancient scholars attributed 95 plays to him but, according to the Suda, it was 92 at most. Take a look below for 30 more…

30 Strange And Interesting Facts About Judas Iscariot

Judas Iscariot was a disciple and one of the original Twelve Disciples of Jesus Christ. According to all four canonical gospels, Judas betrayed Jesus to the Sanhedrin in the Garden of Gethsemane by kissing him and addressing him as “Rabbi” to reveal his identity to the crowd who had come to arrest him. Take a…

30 Awesome And Interesting Facts About Mikhail Lomonosov

Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov was a Russian polymath, scientist and writer, who made important contributions to literature, education and science. Among his discoveries were the atmosphere of Venus and the law of conservation of mass in chemical reactions. Take a look below for 30 more awesome and interesting facts about Mikhail Lomonosov. 1. His spheres of…

30 Fascinating And Interesting Facts About Alexander Nevsky

St. Alexander Yaroslavich Nevsky served as Prince of Novgorod, Grand Prince of Kiev, and Grand Prince of Vladimir during some of the most difficult times in Kievan Rus’ history. Take a look below for 30 more fascinating and interesting facts about Alexander Nevsky. 1. Commonly regarded as a key figure of medieval Rus’, St. Alexander,…

27 Bizarre And Interesting Facts About Ivar The Boneless

Ivar the Boneless was a Viking leader and a commander who invaded what is now England. According to “The Saga of Ragnar Lodbrok,” he was the son of Ragnar Lodbrok and Aslaug. His brothers include Bjorn Ironside, Halfdan Ragnarsson, Hvitserk, Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye and Ubba. Take a look below for 27 more bizarre and interesting facts…

30 Strange And Interesting Facts About Piri Reis

Piri Reis, also known as Ahmed Muhiddin Piri, was an Ottoman admiral, navigator, geographer, and cartographer. He is primarily known today for his maps and charts collected in his “Book of Navigation.” Take a look below for 30 more strange and interesting facts about Piri Reis. 1. He gained fame as a cartographer when a…

30 Awesome And Interesting Facts About Epicurus

Epicurus was an ancient Greek philosopher who founded a school of philosophy now called Epicureanism. Only a few fragments and letters of Epicurus’s 300 written works remain. Most of what is known about Epicurean philosophy derives from later followers and commentators. Take a look below for 30 more awesome and interesting facts about Epicurus. 1….

30 Awesome And Interesting Facts About Baruch Spinoza

Baruch Spinoza was a Jewish-Dutch philosopher of Portuguese Sephardi origin. By laying the groundwork for the 18th century Enlightenment and modern biblical criticism, including modern conceptions of the self and the universe, he came to be considered one of the great rationalists of 17th century philosophy. Take a look below for 30 more awesome and…

30 Fascinating And Interesting Facts About Taras Shevchenko

Taras Hryhorovych Shevchenko was a Ukrainian poet, writer, artist, public and political figure, as well as folklorist and ethnographer. His literary heritage is regarded to be the foundation of modern Ukrainian literature and, to a large extent, the modern Ukrainian language. Take a look below for 30 more fascinating and interesting facts about Taras Shevchenko….

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