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The Fifer

Manet painted The Fifer after a trip to Spain he made in 1865. There he discovered the work of Diego Velazquez. Manet reflected the influence of Spanish painting in The Fifer. The painting was rejected by the jury of the Paris Salon in 1866. The ...

                                               

Olympia (painting)

Manet reworked Giorgiones The Sleeping Venus c. 1510 and Titians Venus of Urbino c. 1538 in creating Olympia. Olympia may also take inspiration from Francisco Goyas La maja desnuda c. 1800. This is uncertain however. Victorine Meurent was Manets ...

                                               

William Blake

William Blake was an English poet, visionary, painter, and printmaker. He was born in London and died there. During his lifetime he was not very well known. Today Blakes work is thought to be important in the history of both poetry and the visual ...

                                               

John Dunstaple

John Dunstaple or Dunstable was an English composer who lived in the last part of the medieval era and the early part of the Renaissance. He was one of the most famous composers in the early 15th century. He had a lot of influence on music in Eng ...

                                               

Grigori Rasputin

Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin was a Russian peasant, and a mystical faith healer. He was not a monk who lived in a monastery, but a religious pilgrim. In 1904 he arrived in the capital St Petersburg. The Tsar and Tsarina talked many times with Rasp ...

                                               

Martin Gardner

Martin Gardner was an American writer. He had many interests, so he wrote about many topics. He wrote about mathematics, magic, literature, philosophy, skepticism, and religion. He wrote the "Mathematical Games" column in the Scientific American ...

                                               

Doug Henning

Douglas James Henning was a Canadian magician, illusionist and escape artist. He was born in Winnipeg. He helped to re-{popularize magic shows, during his heyday in the 1970s. Hennings approach to magic and performing was different from earlier m ...

                                               

Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-born American magician and escapologist. He also investigated fake spiritualists and was a skeptic.

                                               

Ricky Jay

Richard Jay Potash, known professionally as Ricky Jay, was an American stage magician, actor, and writer. In a profile for the New Yorker, Mark Singer called Jay "perhaps the most gifted sleight of hand artist alive." In addition to sleight of ha ...

                                               

Joe Byrne

Joseph Byrne also known as Joe Byrne was an Australian bushranger. He is known as the lieutenant of the Kelly Gang. He was shot dead in the siege of Glenrowan. Joe Byrne was a very good shot, a good horseman and skilled at living in the bush. Thi ...

                                               

Martin Cash

Martin Cash was a famous Australian bushranger. He was one of the few people who escaped from the prison at Port Arthur, Tasmania. In 1870 he wrote a book about his life.

                                               

Jack Donahue

Jack Donahue, sometimes called John Donohue, was a famous Australian bushranger. With the exception of Ned Kelly, there have been more songs, poems and stories about him than any other bushranger. He quickly became a folk hero. Governor Ralph Dar ...

                                               

John Dunn

John Dunn was an Australian bushranger. He was only 17 years old when he joined up with Ben Hall and John Gilbert and became a member of their gang.

                                               

Frank Gardiner

Frank Gardiner was a famous Australian bushranger. Gardiner used several different names during his life. He was leader of a gang that did one of Australias biggest ever robberies. He is the only person ever exiled from Australia. He was born in ...

                                               

John Gilbert (bushranger)

John HAPPY JACK Gilbert was a famous Australian bushranger. He was born in Hamilton, Canada. He came to Australia in 1852 when he was 10 years old. His family came to dig gold in Victoria, Australia. When he was 12 years old he got a job working ...

                                               

Ben Hall

Ben Hall was an Australian bushranger. A bushranger is a thief who roamed the countryside and country towns of Australia, usually escaping on horseback, like a highwayman. Most bushrangers were simply criminals and thieves. Ben Hall is one of the ...

                                               

Michael Howe (bushranger)

Michael Howe was a famous bushranger in Tasmania, Australia. He called himself the "Lieutenant Governor of the Woods". He kept a written record of his thoughts in a book he called "The Journal of Dreams".

                                               

Dan Kelly

Dan Kelly was an Australian bushranger and outlaw. The son of an Irish convict, he was the youngest brother of bushranger Ned Kelly. Dan and his brother killed three policemen. With two friends, they formed the Kelly Gang. Dan Kelly died during t ...

                                               

Moondyne Joe

Moondyne Joe, real name Joseph Bolitho Johns, is the most famous bushranger from Western Australia. He became famous, not for his crimes, but for his many escapes from gaol.

                                               

Dan Morgan (bushranger)

Dan Morgan was an Australian bushranger. His real name was John Fuller, but he may have had his mothers surname and been known as Daniel Owen. He was also called John Smith, "Down-the-river Jack" and "Billy the Native". His most famous name was" ...

                                               

John OMeally

John OMeally was an Australian bushranger and criminal. He was one of Frank Gardiners gang who robbed the gold escort coach at Eugowra. This was Australias biggest gold robbery.

                                               

John Peisley

John Peisley Australian bushranger was born in Bathurst New South Wales in 1835. He is believed to be the first bushranger born in Australia. His name is often found spelled as "Piesley".

                                               

Harry Power

Harry Power was born as Henry Johnson in Waterford, Ireland on 18 May 1819. He was a famous Australian bushranger. He is believed to be the man who taught Ned Kelly how to be a bushranger. Power was sent to Van Diemens Land for seven years for st ...

                                               

Captain Moonlite

Andrew George Scott was a famous Australian bushranger, known as Captain Moonlite, sometimes spelt "Moonlight". He lived in Victoria and was different from other bushrangers. There are a lot of stories and legends told about Captain Moonlight.

                                               

John Vane (bushranger)

Early Life John Vane was an Australian bushranger who became a member of Ben Halls gang. He was one of the few members of the gang to die of old age, and not to be killed. Vane was born at Jerry Plains near Singleton, New South Wales on 28 June 1 ...

                                               

Frederick Ward (bushranger)

Frederick Ward, also known as" Captain Thunderbolt ”, was an Australian bushranger. He lived in northern New South Wales. Some people thought he was like Robin Hood, who robbed from the rich to help the poor.

                                               

Aladdin (1992 movie)

Aladdin is a 1992 American animated musical fantasy movie. It was produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Aladdin is the 31st animated movie in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. It was part of the D ...

                                               

Beauty and the Beast (1991 movie)

Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated musical fantasy movie produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 30th movie in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series and the third movie of the Dis ...

                                               

Cinderella (1950 movie)

Cinderella is a 1950 American animated musical fantasy movie produced by Walt Disney. It was released to theaters on February 15, 1950, by RKO Radio Pictures. It is the 12th movie in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. It is based on the fa ...

                                               

Descendants

Descendants is a 2015 American musical fantasy television movie. It was directed and choreographed by Kenny Ortega. The movie stars Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Booboo Stewart, and Cameron Boyce. It is about the heroes and villains of Disney anima ...

                                               

Descendants 2

Descendants 2 is an American musical fantasy television movie. It premiered as a Disney Channel Original Movie on July 21, 2017 on Disney Channel. It was simulcast on Disney-owned networks ABC, Disney XD, Freeform, Lifetime and Lifetime Movies. I ...

                                               

Descendants 3

Descendants 3 is an American musical fantasy television movie. It is the third installment in the Descendants series, following Descendants and Descendants 2. It is written by Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon, and is directed by Kenny Ortega. Th ...

                                               

The Little Mermaid (1989 movie)

The Little Mermaid is a 28th movie and an 1989 American animated musical fantasy movie produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation. It is based on the fairy tale of the same name. The movie was first released into movie theaters on November 14, 198 ...

                                               

The Princess and the Frog

The Princess and the Frog is a 2009 American animated romantic musical fantasy comedy-drama movie. It was produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 49th movie in the Walt Disney Animated Classics ...

                                               

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937 movie)

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 American animated musical fantasy movie. It was made by Walt Disney Productions and released by RKO Radio Pictures. It is based on the German fairy tale Snow White by the Brothers Grimm. It is the first f ...

                                               

Tangled

Tangled is a 2010 American animated fantasy and comedy movie about a princess named Rapunzel. It was produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 50th movie in the Walt Disney Animated Classics seri ...

                                               

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty is a fairy tale. There are several versions of it, including The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood by Charles Perrault and Briar Rose or Little Briar Rose by the Brothers Grimm. The story is about a princess who falls into a deep sleep ...

                                               

The Sleeping Beauty (ballet)

The Sleeping Beauty is a ballet in a prologue and three acts. Marius Petipa and Ivan Vsevolojsky wrote the story of the ballet. It was based on Charles Perraults 1697 fairy tale "The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood". Tchaikovsky wrote the music. Mari ...

                                               

Aloadae

In Greek mythology, the Aloadae were a pair of giants, sons of Poseidon and the mortal princess Iphimedia. Their names were Otos and Ephialtes, and they attempted to storm Mount Olympus in order to seize the goddesses Hera and Artemis and make th ...

                                               

Chimera (mythology)

The Chimera according to Greek mythology, is a monstrous creature that was composed of several different animals. The chimera is only one of several famous mythological hybrids. As with all mythical creatures, there is the question of its origin. ...

                                               

Empusa

Empousa or Empusa was a female spirit in Greek mythology. The origin of the figure is unclear. Her mother was probably Hectate. Empousa seems to have been a spirit used to frighten people. In appearance, she probably resembled Mormo and Lamia. Sh ...

                                               

Euryale

Euryale is one of the gorgons in Greek myth. Her sisters are Stheno and the infamous Medusa. All three were once ravishing young women, particularly Medusa, who also happened to a priestess in the temple of Athena and took a vow of chastity, unti ...

                                               

Gorgon

In Greek mythology, the Gorgons were female monsters that had fangs and serpents for hair with bronze claws. They were the daughters of Phorkys and Keto. The serpents in their hair were special: Everyone who looked at them was turned to stone. Th ...

                                               

Hekatonkheires

The Hekatonkheires are one of the three races of beings born to Ouranos and Gaia, the primordial gods of the sky and the Earth. Their names are Kottos, Briareos and Gyges. The Hekatonkheires received their name because they each have a hundred ar ...

                                               

Lernaean Hydra

In Greek mythology the Hydra was a serpent-like monster. According to Theogony 313, the Hydra is the child of Typhon and Echidna. The Hydra had many heads. If you cut off one hydra head, two more would grow back in its place. It is also said that ...

                                               

Medusa

Medusa is a character in Greek mythology. Her story has been told and retold by ancient and modern storytellers, writers, and artists. The Latin poet Ovid writes in Book IV of his Metamorphoses that Poseidon had raped Medusa in the temple of Athe ...

                                               

Pegasus

Pegasus is a flying horse with wings in Greek mythology. He is the son of Poseidon and the Gorgon Medusa. In cartoons and other stories, Pegasus was said to be the horse of the legendary hero Hercules. The myth of the Pegasus is interesting and e ...

                                               

Polyphemos

Polyphemos is a Cyclops in Greek mythology. He is the son of the god Poseidon and Thoosa. Polyphemos is a creature of strength and immense stupidity who broke the cardinal rule of hospitality in Ancient Greece. He lived in a cave on an island, an ...

                                               

Siren

This article is about mythological creatures. For the noise-making siren see siren noisemaker A siren is a creature in Greek mythology. The sirens were living on an island surrounded by rocks. sirens also have a mermaid form where they still sing ...

                                               

Hester Jonas

Hester Jonas was a German midwife and cunning woman. She was executed for witchcraft and is known as the so called Witch of Neuss.