Famous Men of Modern Times

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(4.2 stars; 48 reviews)

Famous Men of Modern Times is a series of biographical sketches written for the purpose of making the study of history lively and interesting by giving insight into the men who lived during this time. Summary by Laura Caldwell (5 hr 41 min)


Preface 4:05 Read by Laura Caldwell
Lorenzo the Magnificent 8:49 Read by Sibella Denton
Christopher Columbus 15:16 Read by Rhonda Federman
Ferdinand of Aragon 6:14 Read by Sibella Denton
Vasco da Gama 14:32 Read by Rhonda Federman
Chevalier Bayard 10:35 Read by M.C.Y.
Cardinal Wolsey 12:00 Read by M.C.Y.
Charles V of Germany 11:29 Read by M.C.Y.
Solyman the Sublime 8:10 Read by Sibella Denton
Sir Francis Drake 15:11 Read by M.C.Y.
Sir Walter Raleigh 11:23 Read by Philippa
Henry of Navarre 11:23 Read by Alec Daitsman
Wallenstein 9:33 Read by Alec Daitsman
Gustavus Adolphus 8:25 Read by Alec Daitsman
Cardinal Richelieu 9:19 Read by Sibella Denton
Galileo 10:00 Read by Laura Caldwell
Oliver Cromwell 10:58 Read by Paul Curran
Louis XIV 9:54 Read by Sibella Denton
Sir Isaac Newton 9:23 Read by Philippa
William III, King of England 9:43 Read by Rhonda Federman
Sobieski 8:12 Read by M.C.Y.
Peter the Great 11:54 Read by Rhonda Federman
Charles XII of Sweden 10:22 Read by Alec Daitsman
Frederick the Great 11:59 Read by Philippa
William Pitt 6:55 Read by Alec Daitsman
George Washington 11:53 Read by Alec Daitsman
Robespierre 5:19 Read by Sibella Denton
Napolean Bonaparte 10:30 Read by Sibella Denton
Horatio Nelson 12:26 Read by Paul Curran
Thaddeus Kosciusko 6:36 Read by M.C.Y.
Abraham Lincoln 11:24 Read by Rhonda Federman
Garibaldi 8:39 Read by M.C.Y.
William Ewart Gladstone 10:49 Read by Sibella Denton
Count Von Bismarck 8:26 Read by M.C.Y.


R U Serious... wher's Kopernik

(5 stars)

U missed Mikolaj Kopernik aka Kopernikus (latanised version) But before U do anything... remember he was NOT A GERMan so no "Nicolaus Copernicus" 1. that would be ignorank 2. incorrect 3. disrespectful He was a proud Scholar and a Patriot. He Stopped the Sun and moved the Earth. He spoke both Latin (main language in his time Poland) and Polish (his mothertongue and 2nd language of than Poland) Ps. He was a genius of economy, whose theories were the basis for todays theories. And his Revolutional mind did it before Galileo. But he was not burned WE DIDN'T DO THAT ... SH.. STUFF WE PROTECTED HIM Poland, his country, was raided and erased from the maps of Europ for 123 years brtween Kosciuszkos attempt to rescue it and the end of WW1. THIS DONE BY GERMANY AND RUSSIA both of whom forbade Polish from bein even spoken, under penalty. He was enlightened before the rest of europe ever invented the term. So FYI he does not resemble or represent the european thought... BUT IS AN EMBODIMENT OF EDUCATION OF A POLISH SCHOOL OF THOUGHT OF JAGIELLONIAN UNIVERSITY AND TORUN UNIVERSITY. WHICH BOTH DURING THOSE 123 YEARS WERE SET ASIDE BY THOSE RUSSIANS AND GERMANS WHO, NOT ONLY MURDERED HIS FATHERLAND, BUT IN THE MEANWHILE STOLEN HIS IDENTITY. WHICH IS WHY,THE UNEDUCATED CRETINS, SPEAK OF GALILEO and Think that he was a germ.an Galileo was a rip-off ... it seems, or how to call it ? And he was born in Torun not Thorn... TORUN (WITH A ' OWER the letter N) yep, so do not move his birthplace to Germany... They just raided those lands they did not start the city nor its university. In 1517, he derived a quantity theory of money – a key concept in economics – and, in 1519, formulated a version of what later became known as Gresham's law. Galileo did not discover shit! But they gave him the claims. Now they say "he agreed with Kopernikus" WOW i do to... ... so gues what. Now I am an astronomer too. So they say. But watch the movie "angels & deamons" from 2009 and if you don't believe me... Tom Hanks will explain to you haw smart was Galileo (BTW what was his name... ooooo. Now that is the thing. No one knows that, but thats allright, right? Wrong. SECRET: all the frauds are named like that example: ) Shakespeare - they just found an idiot named William and told that he did it, but still he's illiterate. So he couldnt sign his last will, but a book wasn't a problem. Damn stupidity. Kopernikus... From 1491 to 1494, he studied mathematics and astronomy in Cracow, where he decided to latinize his name, signing from then on "Copernicus. DO YOU SEE IT ... A WHOLE 3 YEARS BEFORE HE STOPPED THE SUN AND MOVED THE EARTH... THATS HOW SMART HE WAS. And why they wanted to burn the misterious Galileo not Kopernicus well... we didn't burn our scientists, daaaaa. So he was safe in Poland.Safe from the HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE- which was german We on the other hand,were even proud of him, can you imagine. link. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jan_Matejko-Astronomer_Copernicus-Conversation_with_God.jpg But WHY ?? WHY LATINISE ??? was he fealing lesser by being Polish..... O'No he di'yn I told ya... It was the first and official language of POLAND-> Latin. As he was also going constantly to italy , was a reasonable move to make. --------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------- (Find me an official document from than, that is not in latin.) Our grammar till this day is Latin... Polish is a directly latin based languege ...but in Polish, that is ... Slavic. Ergo, we do not need a translator when speaking with Czechs They use Czechish we Polish... understanding 100% It was simmilar with the Belarusians ( old belarusian- ruthenian language ) and Ucrainians, that is before their Russyfication started in 1796 before that... they did not write in Cerylic alfabet byt latin, we know, we educated them. Poland is the only that stood the processes of Rusyfication and Germanisation. Than ...Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, half of Ucrain and Latwia with Estonia .... it was ONE COUNTRY... ONE REPUBLIC "of Both Nations" After it was raided and PARTITIONED by 3 countries RUSIA GERMANY AND AUSTRIA all working together , and it took 3 times, before they eraised it from existence Than they used the oldest trick YOU KNOW: DEVIDE and CONQUER ------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------------------ Poland was the only one that withstood that process of Germanisation and rusyfication. But Polish was forbidden. And the process is evident today in Kopernicus whose name is Mikolaj (Mi-ko-waj) Kopernik. Even today that geniuses story is a living example of: How they eradicated CULTURE and Distorted HISTORY by depriving people of their Heritage ... and the rest of the world are so dumb they bought it. That was made by the concept of "nations" at universities. Each university Belonged to a specific "nation" it did not mean that you were from the nation of germany.... ONLY that their nation will claim your achievements and cultural heritage. Clame You as their nations achievement. link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nation_%28university%29 That is how deprived they are... so much they have to steal culture, becouse in the end their culture gave NATZIS and white brotherhoods, Arian Master Race. The master race which could not achieve without slaves, who built their roads worked in their fabricks to death. Before that They were burning at the stakes, for what Kopernik discovered and claimed, as the HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE And Earlier, the same people were raiding the europe as NORMANS And if Kopernik was alive, that's how he'd be treated. It's pitiful that natzis still claim him. While they are also the ones who used to be called The Holy Roman Empire, and were burning people alive, now however they say he's one of them. Not Vatican - Germany ( go'n'research ) link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Roman_Empire#before-after Voltaire remarked sardonically: "This agglomeration which was called and which still calls itself the Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire." ---- Do You Think CHOPIN was French??? his name was SZOPEN but was Franhised otherwise they wouldnt be able to say it. anyway Chopin... played POLISH FOLK MUSIC Was in France because he had to run from German opression, he hated them. Wanna read his letters , o sorry their in Polish. his works named: Polonez link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galician_slaughter His sister caries his hart in a JAR through Europe, so it can be buried in Poland. Typical for Polish patriots. And Norwid writes a poem Chopin's Piano... about an event where his Piano is thrown from the hight of the palace window by ocupants Maria SkÅ‚odowska-Curie a polish scientist educated by us, discovers Rad and POLON... which she names after her beloved country. A rolemodel of Feminism. Why do you think she left her polish surename. Lisa from "The Simsons" considers her a rolemodel for a reason, but they say she was french??? What a shame and disgrace for a woman who was making everyone to damn know for shure that she is Polish not french. research it... now that you know it. BUT do not NEVER EVER call Them GERMAN or RUSSIAN link https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Russian_Imperial_Army_demolishing_Zamoyski_Palace_in_Warsaw_after_assassination_attempt_1863_1.png

Very Interesting Book

(3 stars)

This is an interesting book with a lot of details not taught in public schools. Most of the readers were easy to understand. only one had a very thick accent.