First Silkscreen Printer

Samuel Simon patented a silkscreen press for textiles in Manchester, England in 1907, Continue reading

Austen Henry Layard

Sir Austen Henry Layard GCB PC (/lɛərd/; 5 March 1817 – 5 July 1894) was an English traveller, archaeologist, cuneiformist, art historian, draughtsman, collector, politician and diplomat. He is best known as the excavator of Nimrud and of Nineveh, where he uncovered a large proportion of the Assyrian palace reliefs known, and in 1851 the library of Ashurbanipal.

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Name(s):
      Austen Henry Layard
Birth:
      March 5, 1817, Paris, France
Death:
      July 5, 1894, London, United Kingdom
Place of burial:
      England, United Kingdom


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  • Austen Henry Layard – Wikipedia
    Sir Austen Henry Layard GCB PC was an English traveller, archaeologist, cuneiformist, art historian, draughtsman, collector, politician and diplomat. He is best …
  • Sir Austen Henry Layard | British archaeologist | Britannica.com
    Sir Austen Henry Layard, (born March 5, 1817, Paris—died July 5, 1894, London), English archaeologist whose excavations greatly increased knowledge of the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia. … In 1842 the British ambassador at Istanbul, Sir Stratford Canning, employed him for …
  • Austen Henry Layard – New World Encyclopedia
    Jun 29, 2019 – Austen Henry Layard (March 5, 1817 – July 5, 1894) was a British amateur archaeologist, cuneiformist, art historian, collector, author, and diplomat. He is best known as the excavator of Nimrud, the ancient Assyrian city located on the River Tigris, south of Mosul in what is now Iraq.
  • Gilgamesh, Nineveh, and Sir Austen Henry Layard
    Gilgamesh, Nineveh, and Sir Austen Henry Layard – Follow the travels of Austen Henry Layard. What were his major discoveries? What impact has he made on …
  • Austen Henry Layard and the early exploration of Nimrud …
    May 7, 2015 – The first excavation at Nimrud was undertaken in 1845 by a French-born Englishman named Austen Henry Layard.[1] Layard, whose uncle had …
  • Austen Henry Layard – Wikiquote
    Sir Austen Henry Layard (5 March 1817 – 5 July 1894) was a British traveler, archaeologist, cuneiformist, art historian, draughtsman, collector, author and …
  • The men who uncovered Assyria – BBC News
    Mar 22, 2015 – But in 1845, when Rassam was 19 years old, he met someone who changed the trajectory of his life – Austen Henry Layard. Layard was an …
  • Layard at Nimrud – World Archaeology
    On an overland ride from England to Ceylon in 1839, Austen Henry Layard became fascinated…

Paris Restaurants Offered Forks

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Archeological Discoveries in Mesopotamia

Archeologists Paul-Emile Botta and Austen Henry Layard led two excavations in Mesopotamia, Iraq to find the ancient city of Nineveh. Continue reading

John Calvin

John Calvin (/ˈkælvɪn/;[1] French: Jean Calvin [ʒɑ̃ kalvɛ̃]; born Jehan Cauvin; 10 July 1509 – 27 May 1564) was a French theologian, pastor and reformer in Geneva during the Protestant Reformation. He was a principal figure in the development of the system of Christian theology later called Calvinism, aspects of which include the doctrines of predestination and of the absolute sovereignty of God in salvation of the human soul from death and eternal damnation, in which doctrines Calvin was influenced by and elaborated upon the Augustinian and other Christian traditions. Various Congregational, Reformed and Presbyterian churches, which look to Calvin as the chief expositor of their beliefs, have spread throughout the world.

Calvin was a tireless polemic and apologetic writer who generated much controversy. He also exchanged cordial and supportive letters with many reformers, including Philipp Melanchthon and Heinrich Bullinger. In addition to his seminal Institutes of the Christian Religion, Calvin wrote commentaries on most books of the Bible, confessional documents, and various other theological treatises.

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      John Calvin
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      July 10, 1509, Noyon, France
Death:
      May 27, 1564, Geneva, Switzerland
Spouse:
      Idelette Calvin (m. 1540–1549)


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Founding of Presbyterian Church

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Alfred Nobel

Alfred Bernhard Nobel (/noʊˈbɛl/; Swedish: [ˈalfrɛd nʊˈbɛlː] (About this soundlisten); 21 October 1833 – 10 December 1896) was a Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist.

Known for inventing dynamite, Nobel also owned Bofors, which he had redirected from its previous role as primarily an iron and steel producer to a major manufacturer of cannon and other armaments. Nobel held 355 different patents, dynamite being the most famous. After reading a premature obituary which condemned him for profiting from the sales of arms, he bequeathed his fortune to institute the Nobel Prizes. The synthetic element nobelium was named after him. His name also survives in modern-day companies such as Dynamit Nobel and AkzoNobel, which are descendants of mergers with companies Nobel himself established.

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      Alfred Nobel
Birth:
      October 21, 1833, Stockholm, Sweden
Death:
      December 10, 1896, Sanremo, Italy
Known for:
      Benefactor of the Nobel Prize, inventor of dynamite


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Bic Disposable Razors

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