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1. Marie attended Warsaw’s “floating” or “flying” university where classes were held underground in secret since women were not allowed at the University of Warsaw. 2. While earning her degree in Paris, Curie lived frugally and ate mostly buttered bread and tea—a diet that often caused her to faint from hunger. 3. Curie met her husband Pierre while looking for…

1. Oscar Wilde prided himself on his tendency to challenge social conventions, especially the Victorian moral code. He alienated himself through iconoclasm, including his particular sense of style and fashion, such as dressing in colorful velvet and silk. 2. He had three middle names. His full name is Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde. 3. Wilde tried to mask the smell…

1. Though the future emperor of France was baptized as Napoléon, his parents nicknamed him Nabulio. In fact, there’s a restaurant called Nabulio in Nice, France, aptly located on Rue Bonaparte. 2. He became France’s ruler, but Napoleon was not a Frenchman by birth nor was French his native language. He was born on the island of Corsica, which was…

1. As a child, Freud was a good student who, aside from his native German, was also proficient in French, Italian, Spanish, English, Hebrew, Latin and Greek. He loved to read, especially works by William Shakespeare, which helped him understand human psychology. 2. While commonly known as one of history’s most famous psychiatrists, Freud was first and foremost a neurologist….

1. Although he is best known as the painter who created such masterpieces as the “Mona Lisa” and the “Last Supper,” Leonardo da Vinci was also an inventor, scientist, mathematician, engineer, and visionary. He sketched the first bicycle, helicopter, airplane, swinging bridge, motorcar, and hydraulic pump. 2. Leonardo was a self-taught man who, unlike other well-known Renaissance artists, did not…

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