J. S. Bach, known as the “Homer of Music” is a masterful composer belonging to the Baroque period. He was born in the same year as George Frideric Handel, another classical composer of the age.
Ludwig van Beethoven is an ingenious German composer who uplifted the levels of composing music through his charming works. He is most notable for works like Symphony 9, Symphony 5, moonlight sonata, etc. that are revolutionary compositions till date.
Claude Monet, the French painter, known for his many works of art such as “Impression, Sunrise”, “Nympheas”, “Haystacks”, “San Giorgio Maggiore at Dusk”, “Woman with a Parasol”, etc. was the founder of Impressionism.
Geoffrey Chaucer, the author of “Canterbury Tales” made so great a contribution to the development of English that the people and the language itself should be forever indebted toward the Father of English poetry. Chaucer was born in the year 1340, London and served as public servant through his life.
Edgar Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S on January, 1809. He is best known as short-story writer, poet, literary critic and editor. Poe’s father abandoned the family in the year 1810, and his mother died in the next year, making him orphaned.
Benjamin Franklin – a keen observer of human behavior known to be innovative and unhesitant – was considered almost equal to the great Leonardo da Vinci himself. The Renaissance spirit lived in him and Franklin was extremely good at being an inventor, scientist, scholar, politician, author, and businessman.
Eric Arthur Blair, famous with his pen name George Orwell was born in Bengal, India in the year 1903. He was a prominent novelist, critic, occasional poet, essayist and journalist known for his works “Animal Farm” and “Nineteen Eighty-four”.