How did the bald eagle become America’s national bird?
The bald eagle’s role as a national symbol is linked to its 1782 landing on the Great Seal of the United States. Shortly after the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776, the Continent...
Michael Faraday
An excerpt from the popular PBS doucumentary 'Einsteins's Big Idea' showing the contribution of Farady in the making of teh world's most famous equation. Mic...
André-Marie Ampère
André-Marie Ampère (/ˈæmpɪər/; [ɑ̃pɛʁ]; 20 January 1775 – 10 June 1836) was a French physicist and mathematician who was one of the founders of the science of classical electromagnetism, which he refe...
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How did the bald eagle become America’s national bird?
The bald eagle’s role as a national symbol is linked to its 1782 landing on the Great Seal of the United States. Shortly after the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776, the Continent...
William Herschel
Sir Frederick William Herschel, KH, FRS ( Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel; 15 November 1738 – 25 August 1822) was a German-born British astronomer, composer, and brother of Caroline Herschel. Born in ...
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Ivan Zabelin
Ivan Yegorovich Zabelin (Иван Егорович Забелин; 29 September 1820, Tver – 13 January 1908, Moscow) was a Russian historian and archaeologist with a Slavophile bent who helped establish the Natio...
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Joseph Gaertner
Joseph Gaertner (March 12, 1732 – July 14, 1791) was a German botanist, best known for his work on seeds, De Fructibus et Seminibus Plantarum (1788-1792).
He was born in Calw, and studied in Götti...
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Jérôme Lalande
Joseph Jérôme Lefrançois de Lalande ([lalɑ̃d]; 11 July 1732 – 4 April 1807) was a French astronomer, freemason and writer.
Lalande was born at Bourg-en-Bresse (now in the département of Ain) to Pi...
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Vasily Zhukovsky
Vasily Andreyevich Zhukovsky (Russian: Васи́лий Андре́евич Жуко́вский; [vɐˈsʲilʲɪj ɐˈndrʲejɪvʲɪtɕ ʐʊˈkofskʲɪj]; February 9 [O.S. January 29] 1783 – April 24 [O.S. April ...
Orlov
Orlov (masculine) or Orlova (feminine), derived from the word ("orel", en:"Eagle"). It may refer to:
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Arthur Auwers
Georg Friedrich Julius Arthur von Auwers (September 12, 1838 – January 24, 1915) was a German astronomer. Auwers was born in Göttingen to Gottfried Daniel Auwers and Emma Christiane Sophie (née Bork...
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Johann Franz Encke
Johann Franz Encke (23 September 1791 – 26 August 1865) was a German astronomer. Among his activities, he worked on the calculation of the periods of comets and asteroids, measured the distance from ...
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Demetrius Alekseyevich Gallitzin
Prince Dmitri Alexeievich Gallitzin FRS (21 December 1728 – 16 March 1803) was a Russian diplomat, art agent, author, volcanologist and mineralogist. He was a supporter of the recognition of the...
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Alexander Keyserling
Alexander Friedrich Michael Lebrecht Nikolaus Arthur, Graf von Keyserling (August 15, 1815, Kabile Parish – May 8, 1891 Raikküla Parish) was a Baltic German geologist and paleontologist. A member of t...
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Alexander von Middendorff
Alexander Theodor von Middendorff (Russian: Александр Федорович Миддендорф) (18 August 1815 – 24 January 1894) was a Russian zoologist and explorer.
Middendorff's mother Sophia Johanson (1782–...
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Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville
Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville (born in Paris July 11, 1697 – January 28, 1782), was both a geographer and cartographer who greatly improved the standards of map-making. His maps of ancient geogr...
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Vladimir Dal
Vladimir Ivanovich Dal (alternatively transliterated as Dahl; Russian: Влади́мир Ива́нович Даль; November 10, 1801 – September 22, 1872) was one of the greatest Russian language lexicographer...
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Pierre-Dominique Bazaine
Pierre-Dominique Bazaine (1786 - 1838) (Пётр Петрович Базен) was a French scientist and engineer. He was educated at the École polytechnique in Paris as an engineer. At the request of Alexander I of R...
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Eustachy Tyszkiewicz
Count Eustachy Tyszkiewicz h. Leliwa (1814, Lahojsk – 1874 in Wilno) was a Polish noble, archaeologist and historian from the former Grand Duchy of Lithuania and White Ruthenia, then part of the Russi...
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Gustav III of Sweden
Gustav III (24 January [O.S. 13 January] 1746 – 29 March 1792) was King of Sweden from 1771 until his death.He was the eldest son of King Adolph Frederick and Queen Louise Ulrika, wh...
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Wilhelm von Humboldt
Friedrich Wilhelm Christian Karl Ferdinand von Humboldt (22 June 1767 – 8 April 1835) was a Prussian philosopher, government functionary, diplomat, and founder of the Humboldt University of Berlin, wh...
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Praskovya Uvarova
Praskovya Sergeevna Uvarova (Russian: Прасковья Сергеевна Уварова), née Scherbatova (Щербатова), (9 April 1840, Bobriki, Kharkov Governorate - 30 June 1924, Dobrna), was an amateur Russian archaeologi...
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Hans Sloane
Sir Hans Sloane, 1st Baronet, PRS (16 April 1660 – 11 January 1753) was a British physician and collector of Irish birth, notable for bequeathing his collection to the nation, thus providing the found...
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Nikolay Mordvinov
Count Nikolay Semyonovich Mordvinov (Russian: Николай Семёнович Мордвинов) (17 April 1754 – 30 March 1845) was one of the most reputable Russian political thinkers of Alexander I's reign. He...
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Peter von Meyendorff
Baron Peter von Meyendorff (Russian: Пётр Казимирович Мейендорф, born 2 August 1796 in Riga, died 7 March 1863 in Saint Petersburg) was a Russian diplomat from the Meyendorff family. From 1850 to 1854...
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Ferdinand Minding
Ferdinand Minding (Russian: Фердинанд Готлибович Миндинг; January 11 1806 [O.S. December 30] – May 13 [O.S. May 1] 1885) was a German-Russian mathematician known ...
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Carl Ritter
Karl Ritter (August 7, 1779 – September 28, 1859) was a German geographer. Along with Alexander von Humboldt, he is considered one of the founders of modern geography. From 1825 until his death, he oc...
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Élie Metchnikoff
Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov (Russian: Илья́ Ильи́ч Ме́чников, Ukrainian: Ілля Ілліч Мечников, also seen as Élie Metchnikoff) (15 May [O.S. 3 May] 1845 – 15 July 1916...
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Fyodor Litke
Count Fyodor Petrovich Litke (Russian: Граф Фёдор Петро́вич Ли́тке, born Friedrich Benjamin Lütke; 28 September [O.S. 17 September] 1797 – 20 August [O.S. 8 August]&...
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