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30 Strange And Interesting Facts About Rumi

Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi was a 13th century Persian Sunni Muslim poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic originally from Greater Khorasan. Rumi’s influence transcends national borders and ethnic divisions: Iranians, Tajiks, Turks, Greeks, Pashtuns, other Central Asian Muslims, and the Muslims of South Asia. Take a look below for 30 more strange and…

30 Awesome And Interesting Facts About Hadrian

Hadrian was Roman emperor from 117 to 138. He was born Publius Aelius Hadrianus, probably at Italica, near Santiponce, into a Hispano-Roman family. His father was of senatorial rank, and was a first cousin of the emperor Trajan. Take a look below for 30 more awesome and interesting facts about Hadrian. 1. Early in Hadrian’s…

25 Interesting And Bizarre Facts About Imhotep

Imhotep was an Egyptian chancellor to the pharaoh Djoser, probably architect of the step pyramid, and high priest of the Sun god Ra at Heliopolis. Very little is known of Imhotep as a historical figure, but in the 3000 years following his death, he was gradually glorified and deified. Take a look below for 25…

30 Interesting And Awesome Facts About Aeschylus

Aeschylus was an ancient Greek tragedian. He’s often described as the father of tragedy. Academics’ knowledge of the genre begins with his work, and understanding of earlier tragedies is largely based on inferences from his surviving plays. Take a look below for 30 more interesting and awesome facts about Aeschylus. 1. According to Aristotle, Aeschylus…

30 Interesting And Fun Facts About Pablo Picasso

Pablo Ruiz Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. Regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, he’s known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the…

30 Fun And Interesting Facts About Friedrich Schiller

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller was a German poet, philosopher, physician, historian, and playwright. During the last 17 years of his life, Schiller struck up a productive, if complicated, friendship with the already famous and influential Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Take a look below for 30 more fun and interesting facts about Friedrich Schiller. 1….

30 Interesting And Fascinating Facts About Soren Kierkegaard

Soren Aabye Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher, theologian, poet, social critic and religious author who is widely considered to be the first existentialist philosopher. He wrote critical texts on organized religion, Christendom, morality, ethics, psychology, and the philosophy of religion, displaying a fondness for metaphor, irony and parables. Take a look below for 30 more…

30 Fascinating And Interesting Facts About Moliere

Moliere, whose real name is Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, was a French playwright, actor and poet, widely regarded as one of the greatest writers in the French language and universal literature. His extant works include comedies, farces, tragicomedies, comedie-ballets, and more. Take a look below for 30 more fascinating and interesting facts about Moliere. 1. His plays…

30 Interesting And Fun Facts About Omar Khayyam

Omar Khayyam was a Persian mathematician, astronomer and poet. He was born in Nishapur, in northeastern Iran, and spent most of his life near the court of the Karakhanid and Seljuq rulers in the period which witnessed the First Crusade. Take a look below for 30 more interesting and fun facts about Omar Khayyam. 1….

26 Fun And Interesting Facts About Virgil

Publius Vergilius Maro was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period. He wrote three of the most famous poems in Latin literature: the Eclogues, the Georgics, and the epic Aeneid. Take a look below for 26 more fun and interesting facts about Virgil. 1. A number of minor poems, collected in the Appendix Vergiliana,…

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