HomeAboutLogin
       
       
 

   
Pisces is the twelfth astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the Pisces constellation. It spans the 330° to 360° of the zodiac, between 332.75° and 360° of celestial longitude. Under the tropical zodiac the sun transits this area on average between February 19 and March 20, and under the sidereal zodiac, the sun transits this area between approximately March 13 and April 13. The symbol of the fish is derived from the ichthyocentaurs, who aided Aphrodite when she was born from the sea.

According to some tropical astrologers, the current astrological age is the Age of Pisces, while others maintain that it is the Age of Aquarius.

The last sign of the Zodiac, the Pisces symbol has been said to be a representation of the difficulty in extracting the good from that which appears bad. The moral of the symbol for Pisces is said to be that "the severe season has passed; though your flocks, as yet, do not yield their store, the ocean and rivers are open to you, their inhabitants are placed within your power."

It is generally considered a feminine sign, and colors that have been used to represent the Pisces sign are gray or blue gray. The body parts associated with Pisces are the feet, or the toes. Likewise, astrologists also associate various diseases of the body with the zodiac, and Pisces' diseases are those of the feet. This includes gout, lameness, distempers, and sores. Excess of eating and drinking, as well as poisoning related to the consumption of fish and medicines are also shown in Pisces.

More on this Website

 
 
Pisces is the twelfth astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the Pisces constellation. It spans the 330° to 360° of the zodiac, between 332.75° and 360° of celestial longitude. Under the tropical zodiac the sun transits this area on average between February 19 and March 20, and under the sidereal zodiac, the sun transits this area between approximately March 13 and April 13. The symbol of the fish is derived from the ichthyocentaurs, who aided Aphrodite when she was born from the sea.

According to some tropical astrologers, the current astrological age is the Age of Pisces, while others maintain that it is the Age of Aquarius.

The last sign of the Zodiac, the Pisces symbol has been said to be a representation of the difficulty in extracting the good from that which appears bad. The moral of the symbol for Pisces is said to be that "the severe season has passed; though your flocks, as yet, do not yield their store, the ocean and rivers are open to you, their inhabitants are placed within your power."

It is generally considered a feminine sign, and colors that have been used to represent the Pisces sign are gray or blue gray. The body parts associated with Pisces are the feet, or the toes. Likewise, astrologists also associate various diseases of the body with the zodiac, and Pisces' diseases are those of the feet. This includes gout, lameness, distempers, and sores. Excess of eating and drinking, as well as poisoning related to the consumption of fish and medicines are also shown in Pisces. More...

 
    The Zodiac, Divided into Twelve Star Signs
  The Zodiac, Divided into Twelve Star Signs
The zodiac is an area of the sky that extends approximately 8° north or south (as measured in celestial latitude) of the ecliptic, the apparent path of the Sun across the celestial sphere over the course of the year. The paths of the Moon and visible...
 
    Aries, 1st Star Sign, March 21 - April 19
  Aries, 1st Star Sign, March 21 - April 19
Aries (meaning "ram") is the first astrological sign in the zodiac, spanning the first 30 degrees of celestial longitude. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun transits this sign mostly from March 21 to April 19 each year. This time duration is exactly...
 
    Aquarius, 11th Star Sign, January 20 - February 18
  Aquarius, 11th Star Sign, January 20 - February 18
Aquarius is the eleventh astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation Aquarius. Under the tropical zodiac, the sun is in Aquarius typically between January 21 and February 20, while under the Sidereal Zodiac, the sun is in A...
 
    Ovid, Roman Poet
  Ovid, Roman Poet
Publius Ovidius Naso, known as Ovid in the English-speaking world, was a Roman poet best known for the Metamorphoses, a 15-book continuous mythological narrative written in the meter of epic, and for collections of love poetry in elegiac couplets, es...
 
    St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra
  St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra
Saint Nicholas is the canonical and most popular name for Nicholas of Myra, a saint and Greek Bishop of Myra (Demre, in Lycia, part of modern-day Turkey). Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as Nicholas the W...
 
    Constantine The Great, Roman Emperor
  Constantine The Great, Roman Emperor
Constantine, The Great was the 57th Emperor of the Roman Empire from 306, and the sole holder of that office from 324 until his death in 337. Best known for being the first Christian Roman emperor, Constantine reversed the persecutions of his predece...
 
    Saint Benedict, Founder of Western Monasticism
  Saint Benedict, Founder of Western Monasticism
Saint Benedict of Nursia is a Christian saint, honored by the Roman Catholic Church as the patron saint of Europe and students. Benedict founded twelve communities for monks at Subiaco, about 40 miles (64 km) to the east of Rome, before moving to Mon...
 
    Rashi, French Rabbi, Comments on Talmud and Tanakh
  Rashi, French Rabbi, Comments on Talmud and Tanakh
Shlomo Yitzchaki, today generally known by the acronym Rashi, was a medieval French rabbi and author of a comprehensive commentary on the Talmud and commentary on the Tanakh. Acclaimed for his ability to present the basic meaning of the text in a con...
 
    Henry II, King of England
  Henry II, King of England
Henry II ruled as King of England (1154–1189), Count of Anjou, Count of Maine, Duke of Normandy, Duke of Aquitaine, Duke of Gascony, Count of Nantes, Lord of Ireland and, at various times, controlled parts of Wales, Scotland and western France. Henry...
 
    Güyük Khan, 3rd Khan Mongol Empire
  Güyük Khan, 3rd Khan Mongol Empire
Güyük was the third Great Khan of the Mongol Empire. He was the eldest son of Ögedei Khan, grandson of Genghis Khan, and reigned from 1246 to 1248. Genghis Khan's sons and grandsons were haunted by alcoholism, a vice that Genghis himself had detested...
 
    Ibn Battutah, Muslim Traveler
  Ibn Battutah, Muslim Traveler
Ibn Battuta, Muslim traveler from Tangier. No other medieval traveler is known to have journeyed so extensively. In 30 years (from c.1325) he made a series of journeys recorded in a dictated account. He traveled overland in North Africa and Syria to...
 
    Robert II King of Scots, 1st Stewart Monarch
  Robert II King of Scots, 1st Stewart Monarch
Robert II reigned as King of Scots from 1371 to his death as the first monarch of the House of Stewart. He was the son of Walter Stewart, 6th High Steward of Scotland and of Marjorie Bruce, daughter of Robert the Bruce and of his first wife Isabella...
 
    John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster
  John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster
John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, was a member of the House of Plantagenet, the third surviving son of King Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault. He was called "John of Gaunt" because he was born in Ghent, then known as Gaunt in English...
 
    Prince Henry the Navigator
  Prince Henry the Navigator
Henry the Navigator was an infante of the Kingdom of Portugal and an important figure in the early days of the Portuguese Empire. He was responsible for the early development of European exploration and maritime trade with other continents. Henry...
 
    Charles VII, King of France
  Charles VII, King of France
Charles VII, called the Victorious or the Well-Served, was King of France from 1422 to his death, though he was initially opposed by Henry VI of England, whose Regent, the Duke of Bedford, ruled much of France including the capital, Paris. He was a m...
 
    Sandro Botticelli, Italian Painter of the Early Renaissance
  Sandro Botticelli, Italian Painter of the Early Renaissance
Sandro Botticelli was an Italian painter of the Early Renaissance. He belonged to the Florentine School under the patronage of Lorenzo de' Medici, a movement that Giorgio Vasari would characterize less than a hundred years later in his Vita of Bottic...
 
    Ferdinand II, King of Aragón
  Ferdinand II, King of Aragón
Ferdinand II, called the Catholic, was in his own right the King of Sicily from 1468 and King of Aragon from 1479. As a consequence of his marriage to Isabella I, he was King of Castile jure uxoris as Ferdinand V from 1474 until her death in 1504. He...
 
    Amerigo Vespucci, Namegiver of America
  Amerigo Vespucci, Namegiver of America
America is named after Amerigo Vespucci, who was the first European to suggest that the Americas were not the East Indies. Amerigo Vespucci was an Italian merchant and cartographer who voyaged to and wrote about the Americas. His exploratory journeys...
 
    John II of Portugal, The Perfect Prince
  John II of Portugal, The Perfect Prince
John II, the Perfect Prince, was the thirteenth king of Portugal and the Algarves. He is known for re-establishing the power of the Portuguese throne, reinvigorating its economy, and renewing its exploration of Africa and the Orient. John II died at...
 
    Adrian VI, Dutch Pope
  Adrian VI, Dutch Pope
Adrian VI served as Pope of the Roman Catholic Church and its Eastern Churches in communion with the Holy See from 1522-1523 until his death. He was born under very modest circumstances in the city of Utrecht, which at that time was capital of the...
 
    Jakob Fugger, German Banker
  Jakob Fugger, German Banker
Jakob Fugger of the Lily also known as Jakob Fugger the Rich or sometimes Jakob II. Fugger was a major merchant, mining entrepreneur and banker of Europe between ca. 1495-1525. He was a descendant of the Fugger merchant family located in the Free Imp...
 
    Pope Paul III, Council of Trent - 1545
  Pope Paul III, Council of Trent - 1545
Paul III, Alessandro Farnese was Pope from 1534 to 1549. He also called the Council of Trent in 1545. Born Alessandro Farnese in Canino, Latium, Italy, the peculiar day of February 29, he was descended through his mother from the Caetani family, whic...
 
    Copernicus, Earth moves around the Sun
  Copernicus, Earth moves around the Sun
Nicolaus Copernicus was a Renaissance- and Reformation-era mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at the center of the universe, likely independently of Aristarchus of Samos, who...
 
    James IV, King of Scotland
  James IV, King of Scotland
James IV, King of Scotland (1488–1513), son and successor of James III. He was an able and popular king, and his reign was one of stability and progress for Scotland. After suppressing an insurrection of discontented nobles early in his reign, he set...
 
    Michelangelo, One of the Greatest Artists of all time
  Michelangelo, One of the Greatest Artists of all time
Michelangelo Buonarroti was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. Despite making few forays beyond the arts, his versatility in the...
 
    Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor
  Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V was Holy Roman Emperor from 1519-1558; he was also King of Spain from 1516-1556, officially as Charles I of Spain, although often referred to as Charles V ("Carlos Quinto" or "Carlos V") in Spain and Latin America. He was the son of Philip...
 
    Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor
  Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor
Ferdinand I was an Austrian monarch from the House of Habsburg. He was first the Archduke of Austria from 1521-1564. After the death of Louis II, Ferdinand ruled as King of Bohemia and Hungary (1526–1564). After his brother Charles V abdicated as Hol...
 
    Gerardus Mercator, Cartographer
  Gerardus Mercator, Cartographer
Gerardus Mercator, Flemish cartographer. He received a master's degree in 1532 from the University of Louvain (Belgium), where he settled. By 24 he was a skilled engraver, calligrapher, and scientific-instrument maker. He and his colleagues made Louv...
 
    Carolus Clusius, or Charles de l'Écluse, Botanist
  Carolus Clusius, or Charles de l'Écluse, Botanist
Carolus Clusius, or Charles de l'Écluse, was a Flemish doctor and pioneering botanist, perhaps the most influential of all 16th century scientific horticulturists. In 1573 he was appointed prefect of the imperial medical garden in Vienna by Maximilia...
 
    Michel de Montaigne, "What do I know?"
  Michel de Montaigne, "What do I know?"
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, Lord of Montaigne was one of the most significant philosophers of the French Renaissance, known for popularizing the essay as a literary genre. His work is noted for its merging of casual anecdotes and autobiography with s...
 
    Pope Clement VIII, Aldobrandini
  Pope Clement VIII, Aldobrandini
Pope Clement VIII, born Ippolito Aldobrandini, was Pope from 30 January 1592 to 3 March 1605.The Aldobrandini are an Italian noble family from Florence, with close ties to the Vatican. Its Roman fortunes were made when Ippolito Aldobrandini became po...
 
    Don John of Austria, Spanish Admiral and General
  Don John of Austria, Spanish Admiral and General
John of Austria, Spanish admiral and general; illegitimate son of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. He was acknowledged in his father's will and was recognized by his half brother, Philip II of Spain. In 1569 he fought against the Morisco rebels in Grana...
 
    William I, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg
  William I, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg
William Louis of Nassau-Dillenburg was Count of Nassau-Dillenburg from 1606 to 1620, and stadtholder of Friesland, Groningen, and Drenthe. He was the eldest son of John VI, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg. William Louis served as a cavalry officer under W...
 
    Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, Poet
  Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, Poet
Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft - Knight in the Order of Saint Michael - was a Dutch historian, poet and playwright from the period known as the Dutch Golden Age. Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, often abbreviated to P.C. Hooft, was born in Amsterdam as the son...
 
    André Le Nôtre, Landscape Architect of Versailles
  André Le Nôtre, Landscape Architect of Versailles
André Le Nôtre (or Le Nostre) was a French landscape architect and the principal gardener of King Louis XIV of France. Most notably, he was the landscape architect who designed the park of the Palace of Versailles, and his work represents the height...
 
    Cyrano de Bergerac, French Writer and Duelist
  Cyrano de Bergerac, French Writer and Duelist
Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac was a French novelist, playwright, epistolarian and duelist. A bold and innovative author, his work was part of the libertine literature of the first half of the seventeenth century. Today he is best known as the ins...
 
    Shivaji, 1st King Maratha Empire
  Shivaji, 1st King Maratha Empire
Shivaji Bhonsle was an Indian warrior king and a member of the Bhonsle Maratha clan, Shivaji, in 1674, carved out an enclave from the declining Adilshahi sultanate of Bijapur that formed the genesis of an independent Maratha kingdom with Raigad as it...
 
    Alexis I of Russia
  Alexis I of Russia
Father of Peter the Great. Alexey Mikhailovich Romanov was a Tsar of Russia during some of the most eventful decades of the mid-17th century. The son of Tsar Mikhail I and Eudoxia Streshneva, he was sixteen years old at the time of his father's death...
 
    Samuel Pepys, Diary English Restoration Period
  Samuel Pepys, Diary English Restoration Period
Samuel Pepys was an English naval administrator and Member of Parliament who is most famous for the diary that he kept for a decade while still a relatively young man. Pepys had no maritime experience, but he rose to be the Chief Secretary to the Adm...
 
    Jan van der Heyden, Painter
  Jan van der Heyden, Painter
Jan van der Heyden was a Dutch Baroque-era painter, draughtsman, printmaker, a mennonite and inventor who significantly contributed to contemporary firefighting. He improved the fire hose in 1672, with his brother Nicolaes, who was a hydraulic engine...
 
    Rob Roy MacGregor, Scottish outlaw, Folk Hero
  Rob Roy MacGregor, Scottish outlaw, Folk Hero
Robert Roy MacGregor was a Scottish outlaw, who later became a folk hero. Rob Roy became a well-known and respected cattleman—this was a time when cattle rustling and selling protection against theft were commonplace means of earning a living. Rob...
 
    Antonio Vivaldi, Italian Baroque Composer
  Antonio Vivaldi, Italian Baroque Composer
Antonio Lucio Vivaldi was an Italian Baroque composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher and cleric. Born in Venice, he was recognized as one of the greatest Baroque composers, and his influence during his lifetime was widespread across Europe. He is known...
 
    Georg Philipp Telemann, Composer
  Georg Philipp Telemann, Composer
Georg Philipp Telemann was a German Baroque music composer, born in Magdeburg. Self-taught in music, he studied law at the University of Leipzig. The most prolific composer in history (at least in terms of surviving oeuvre), he was a contemporary of...
 
    Catherine I, Empress of Russia
  Catherine I, Empress of Russia
Catherine I, the second wife of Peter I of Russia, reigned as Empress of Russia from 1725 until her death. The life of Catherine I was said by Voltaire to be nearly as extraordinary as that of Peter the Great himself. There are no documents that conf...
 
    George Frideric Handel, German Baroque Composer
  George Frideric Handel, German Baroque Composer
George Frideric Handel was a German Baroque composer who spent the bulk of his career in London, becoming famous for his operas, oratorios, anthems and organ concertos. Born in a family indifferent to music, Handel received critical training in Halle...
 
    George Berkeley, Philosopher "Esse is Percipi"
  George Berkeley, Philosopher "Esse is Percipi"
George Berkeley was one of the three most famous (Locke and Hume) eighteenth century British Empiricists. He is best known for his motto, esse is percipi, to be is to be perceived. He was an idealist: everything that exists is either a mind or de...
 
    Pope Clement XIII
  Pope Clement XIII
Pope Clement XIII, born Carlo della Torre di Rezzonico, was Pope from 16 July 1758 to his death in 1769. His pontificate was overshadowed by the pressure to suppress the Jesuits. He proved to be their greatest defender at that time. Clement XII...
 
    Peter III of Russia
  Peter III of Russia
Peter III was Emperor of Russia for six months in 1762. He was very pro-Prussian, which made him an unpopular leader. He was supposedly assassinated as a result of a conspiracy led by his wife, who succeeded him to the throne as Catherine II. Peter w...
 
    George Washington, 1st US President, 1789-1797
  George Washington, 1st US President, 1789-1797
George Washington was the first, and only nonpartisan, President of the United States (1789–97), the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He presided o...
 
    Túpac Amaru II, Peruvian Revolutionary
  Túpac Amaru II, Peruvian Revolutionary
Túpac Amaru II (executed in Cuzco May 18, 1781) was a leader of an indigenous uprising in 1780 against the Spanish in Peru. Although unsuccessful, he later became a mythical figure in the Peruvian struggle for independence and indigenous rights movem...
 
    Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor
  Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor
Joseph II was Holy Roman Emperor from 1765 to 1790 and ruler of the Habsburg lands from 1780 to 1790. He was the eldest son of Empress Maria Theresa and her husband, Francis I. He was thus the first ruler in the Austrian dominions of the House of Lor...
 
    Joseph Banks, Patron of the Natural Sciences
  Joseph Banks, Patron of the Natural Sciences
Sir Joseph Banks was an British naturalist, botanist and patron of the natural sciences. He took part in Captain James Cook's first great voyage (1768–1771). Banks is credited with the introduction to the Western world of eucalyptus, acacia, mimosa,...
 
    William V, Prince of Orange
  William V, Prince of Orange
William V, Prince of Orange was the last Stadtholder of the Dutch Republic. He went into exile to London in 1795. He was the reigning Prince of Nassau-Orange until his death in 1806. In that capacity he was succeeded by his son William. William Ba...
 
    Mirabeau, French Revolutionary
  Mirabeau, French Revolutionary
Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau was a French revolutionary, as well as a writer, diplomat, journalist and French politician. He was a popular orator and statesman. During the French Revolution, he was a moderate, favoring a constitutional m...
 
    James Madison, 4th US President, 1809–1817
  James Madison, 4th US President, 1809–1817
Madison, James, 4th President of the United States (1809–1817). A member of the Virginia planter class, he attended the College of New Jersey (now Princeton Univ.), graduating in 1771. Like George Washington and others, he opposed the colonial measur...
 
    William Godwin, Philosopher and Novelist
  William Godwin, Philosopher and Novelist
William Godwin was an English journalist, political philosopher and novelist. He is considered one of the first exponents of utilitarianism, and the first modern proponent of anarchism. Godwin is most famous for two books that he published within the...
 
    Camille Desmoulins, French Revolutionary
  Camille Desmoulins, French Revolutionary
Lucie Simplice Camille Benoît Desmoulins was a journalist and politician who played an important role in the French Revolution. He was a childhood friend of Maximilien Robespierre and a close friend and political ally of Georges Danton, who were infl...
 
    Andrew Jackson, 7th US President, 1829–1837
  Andrew Jackson, 7th US President, 1829–1837
Andrew Jackson was the seventh President of the United States (1829–1837). He was also military governor of Florida (1821), commander of the American forces at the Battle of New Orleans (1815), a founder of the modern Democratic Party, and the eponym...
 
    Muhammad Ali, Founder Modern Egypt
  Muhammad Ali, Founder Modern Egypt
Muhammad Ali Pasha was an Ottoman Albanian commander in the Ottoman army, who became Wāli, and self-declared Khedive of Egypt and Sudan with the Ottoman's temporary approval. Though not a modern nationalist, he is regarded as the founder of mode...
 
    José de San Martín, National Hero of Argentina
  José de San Martín, National Hero of Argentina
José de San Martín was an Argentine general and the prime leader of the southern part of South America's successful struggle for independence from Spain. Born in Yapeyú, he left his mother country at an early age and studied in Madrid, Spain where he...
 
    Wilhelm Grimm, Grimm's Fairy Tales
  Wilhelm Grimm, Grimm's Fairy Tales
Wilhelm Carl Grimm was a German author and anthropologist, and the younger brother of Jakob Grimm, of the library duo the Brothers Grimm. Wilhelm's character was a complete contrast to that of his brother. As a boy, he was strong and healthy, but...
 
    Ivan Nabokov, Russian General
  Ivan Nabokov, Russian General
Ivan Nabokov was a Russian Adjutant general and general of infantry prominent during the Napoleonic wars. Nabokov came from an old noble family based in the Novgorod governorate, where his father general Alexander Nabokov was a landowner. In 1806...
 
    Arthur Schopenhauer, German Philosopher
  Arthur Schopenhauer, German Philosopher
Arthur Schopenhauer was a German philosopher. He is best known for his 1818 work The World as Will and Representation (expanded in 1844), wherein he characterizes the phenomenal world as the product of a blind and insatiable metaphysical will. Procee...
 
    Georg Ohm, Discovery of Ohm's Law
  Georg Ohm, Discovery of Ohm's Law
Georg Simon Ohm was a German physicist. As a high school teacher, Ohm began his research with the recently invented electrochemical cell, invented by Italian Count Alessandro Volta. Using equipment of his own creation, Ohm determined that there is a...
 
    Wilhelm I, 1st German Emperor
  Wilhelm I, 1st German Emperor
William I, also known as Wilhelm I, of the House of Hohenzollern was the King of Prussia (2 January 1861 – 9 March 1888) and the first German Emperor (18 January 1871 – 9 March 1888). Under the leadership of William and his Chancellor Otto von Bismar...
 
    Victor Hugo, French Romantic Writer
  Victor Hugo, French Romantic Writer
Victor Marie Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. Hugo is considered to be one of the greatest and best-known French writers. Outside of France, his most famous works are the novels Les Misérables, 1862, and The H...
 
    Johann Strauss I, Austrian Violinist and Composer
  Johann Strauss I, Austrian Violinist and Composer
Johann Strauss I was a Austrian violinist and composer of waltzes and other works, notably Redetzky March (1848). His son Johann (1825–1899), known as “the Younger,” is sometimes called “the Waltz King” and is best remembered for his numerous wal...
 
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning, English Poet
  Elizabeth Barrett Browning, English Poet
Victorian poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning published her first poem in 1820, at the age of fourteen. In 1826, she published her first collection of poems, entitled "An Essay on Mind and Other Poems." In 1845, she met fellow poet Robert Browning, with...
 
    Frédéric Chopin, Polish Composer and Virtuoso Pianist
  Frédéric Chopin, Polish Composer and Virtuoso Pianist
Frédéric François Chopin was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era who wrote primarily for the solo piano. He gained and has maintained renown worldwide as a leading musician of his era, whose "poetic genius was based on a profes...
 
    Napoleon II, The Son of Napoleon I
  Napoleon II, The Son of Napoleon I
Napoléon François Charles Joseph Bonaparte, Prince Imperial, King of Rome, known in the Austrian court as Franz from 1814 onward, Duke of Reichstadt from 1818, was the son of Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, and his second wife, Archduchess Marie L...
 
    Dr. David Livingstone, Missionary
  Dr. David Livingstone, Missionary
David Livingstone was a Scottish Congregationalist pioneer medical missionary and an explorer in Africa. His meeting with H. M. Stanley gave rise to the popular quotation, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" Perhaps one of the most popular national hero...
 
    Multatuli, Eduard Douwes Dekker
  Multatuli, Eduard Douwes Dekker
Multatuli is the pseudonym of Eduard Douwes Dekker (1820-1887). After 18 years of civil service in the Dutch East Indies, he returned to Europe in 1856 a disillusioned man. The way the natives were treated by their own as well as by the Dutch rulers...
 
    Victor Emmanuel II, First King of Italy
  Victor Emmanuel II, First King of Italy
Victor Emmanuel II was the King of Piedmont, Savoy and Sardinia from 1849–1861. On February 18, 1861, he assumed the title as King of Italy to become the first king of a united Italy, a title he held till his death in 1878. The Italians gave him the...
 
    Levi Strauss, 1st Manufacturer of Blue Jeans
  Levi Strauss, 1st Manufacturer of Blue Jeans
Levi Strauss was a German-American businessman who founded the first company to manufacture blue jeans. His firm, Levi Strauss & Co., began in 1853 in San Francisco, California. At the age of 18, Strauss, his mother and two sisters traveled to the...
 
    HW Mesdag, Dutch Marine Painter
  HW Mesdag, Dutch Marine Painter
Hendrik Willem Mesdag was a Dutch marine painter. He was born in Groningen, the son of the banker Klaas Mesdag and his wife Johanna Wilhelmina van Giffen. Mesdag was encouraged by his father, an amateur painter, to study art. He married Sina van H...
 
    Cleveland, 22nd & 24th US President, 1885–1889/1893–1897
  Cleveland, 22nd & 24th US President, 1885–1889/1893–1897
Stephen Grover Cleveland was both the twenty-second and twenty-fourth President of the United States. Cleveland is the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms (1885–1889 and 1893–1897). He was the winner of the popular vote for President th...
 
    Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Impressionist
  Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Impressionist
Pierre-Auguste Renoir was a French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style. As a celebrator of beauty, and especially feminine sensuality, it has been said that "Renoir is the final representative of a tradition...
 
    Karl May, Winnetou & Old Shatterhand
  Karl May, Winnetou & Old Shatterhand
Karl Friedrich May was a popular German writer, noted mainly for adventure novels set in the American Old West, (best known for the characters of Winnetou and Old Shatterhand) and similar books set in the Orient and Middle East (with Kara Ben Nemsi a...
 
    Alexander III, Emperor of Russia
  Alexander III, Emperor of Russia
Alexander III was the Emperor of Russia from 1881 until his death in 1894. Alexander was the second son of Alexander II and Marie of Hesse and by Rhine. In natural disposition he bore little resemblance to his soft-hearted, liberal minded father, and...
 
    Buffalo Bill
  Buffalo Bill
William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody was an American soldier, bison hunter and showman. He was born in the Iowa Territory (now the American state of Iowa), near LeClaire. He was one of the most colorful figures of the American Old West, and mostly f...
 
    Bell, Inventor of the Telephone - 1876
  Bell, Inventor of the Telephone - 1876
Alexander Graham Bell was an eminent Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone. Bell's father, grandfather, and brother had all been associated with work on elocution and...
 
    Wyatt Earp, Lawman
  Wyatt Earp, Lawman
Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp was an American officer of the law in various Western frontier towns, farmer, teamster, buffalo hunter, gambler, saloon-keeper, miner and boxing referee. He is best known for his participation in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral...
 
    Hendrik Petrus Berlage, Dutch Architect
  Hendrik Petrus Berlage, Dutch Architect
Hendrik Petrus Berlage was a prominent Dutch architect. Berlage was born in Amsterdam. He studied architecture at the Zurich Institute of Technology between 1875 and 1878 after which he traveled extensively for 3 years through Europe. In the 1880s...
 
    Baden-Powell, Founder Scouting - 1907
  Baden-Powell, Founder Scouting - 1907
Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell OM, GCMG, GCVO, KCB, also known as B-P, was a Lieutenant-General in the British Army, writer, and founder of the Scouting Movement. After having been educated at Charterhouse School, Bad...
 
    Rudolf Diesel, Inventor Diesel Engine 1893
  Rudolf Diesel, Inventor Diesel Engine 1893
Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel was a German inventor and mechanical engineer, famous for the invention of the diesel engine. Diesel engines are most often found in applications where a high torque requirement and low RPM requirement exist. Because o...
 
    Du Bois, Civil Rights Leader
  Du Bois, Civil Rights Leader
W.E.B. Du Bois was an early African-American civil rights leader and scholar and the first non-white person to receive a doctorate from Harvard University. He was an outspoken critic of the social inequalities that existed in the US during the early...
 
    Chamberlain, British Prime Minister
  Chamberlain, British Prime Minister
The Right Honourable Arthur Neville Chamberlain was a British politician and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1937 to 1940. Chamberlain is perhaps the most ill-regarded British Prime Minister of the 20th century, largely because of his polic...
 
    Piet Mondrian, Pioneer of 20th century Abstract Art
  Piet Mondrian, Pioneer of 20th century Abstract Art
Piet Mondrian was a Dutch painter and theoretician who is regarded as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. He is known for being one of the pioneers of 20th century abstract art, as he changed his artistic direction from figurative painti...
 
    Sergei Rachmaninov, Russian Composer
  Sergei Rachmaninov, Russian Composer
Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninov, one of the most famous of Russian composers. Rachmaninov's music is considered Romantic while bearing traces of typically Russian themes and style of composition. Although banned in Soviet Russia for more than seventy...
 
    Maurice Ravel, French Composer and Pianist
  Maurice Ravel, French Composer and Pianist
Joseph-Maurice Ravel was a, best known for his orchestral work, Boléro, and his famous 1922 orchestral arrangement of Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. He himself had described Boléro as "a piece for orchestra without music". Ravel's orc...
 
    Pius XII, Pope during WW2
  Pius XII, Pope during WW2
Pope Pius XII, born Eugenio Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Pacelli, was head of the Catholic Church from 2 March 1939 to his death in 1958. Before his election to the papacy, Pacelli served as secretary of the Department of Extraordinary Ecclesiastical...
 
    Albert Einstein, Relativity Theory - 1905
  Albert Einstein, Relativity Theory - 1905
Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist. Einstein developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics). Einstein's work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science...
 
    Molotov, Soviet Politician
  Molotov, Soviet Politician
Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov, Soviet politician and diplomat, was a leading figure in the Soviet government from the 1920s, when he rose to power as a protégé of Joseph Stalin, to the 1950s, when he was dismissed from office by Nikita Khrushchev....
 
    John Steinbeck, American Writer
  John Steinbeck, American Writer
John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. was an American writer. He is widely known for the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath (1939) and East of Eden (1952) and the novella Of Mice and Men (1937). As the author of twenty-seven books, including sixtee...
 
    Ralph Kronig, German American Physicist
  Ralph Kronig, German American Physicist
Ralph Kronig was a German American physicist. He is noted for the discovery of particle spin and for his theory of x-ray absorption spectroscopy. His theories include the Kronig–Penney model, the Coster–Kronig transition and the Kramers–Kronig relati...
 
    Albert Speer, German Architect
  Albert Speer, German Architect
Albert Speer was a German architect who was, for part of World War II, Minister of Armaments and War Production for the Third Reich. Speer was Adolf Hitler's chief architect before assuming ministerial office. As "the Nazi who said sorry", he accepte...
 
    Anthony Burgess, English Novelist and Critic
  Anthony Burgess, English Novelist and Critic
Anthony Burgess was an English novelist and critic. He was also active as a composer, librettist, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, essayist, travel writer, broadcaster, translator and educationalist. Born John Burgess Wilson in the norther...
 
    Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe
  Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe
Robert Mugabe became Zimbabwe's first president after the establishment of majority rule and the official granting of independence from Britain in 1980. He still holds that position today. Mugabe was a hero in the struggle for majority rule in the fo...
 
    Sidney Poitier, Actor / Director
  Sidney Poitier, Actor / Director
Sir Sidney Poitier, Bahamian-American actor, film director, author, and diplomat. He broke through as a star in acclaimed performances in American films and plays, which, by consciously defying racial stereotyping, gave a new dramatic credibility for...
 
    Mikhail Gorbachev, End of the Soviet Union
  Mikhail Gorbachev, End of the Soviet Union
Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, was leader of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991. His attempts at reform led to the end of the Cold War, but also inadvertently caused the end of the political supremacy of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CP...
 
    Yuri Gagarin, 1st Man in Space
  Yuri Gagarin, 1st Man in Space
Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut. He was the first human being to journey into outer space, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on April 12, 1961. Gagarin became an international celebrity, and was awa...
 
    Bobby Fischer, American Chess Player
  Bobby Fischer, American Chess Player
Robert James "Bobby" Fischer was an American chess grandmaster and the eleventh World Chess Champion. Many consider him to be the greatest chess player of all time. In 1972, he captured the World Chess Championship from Boris Spassky of the USSR in a...
 
    Anish Kapoor, Indian Sculptor
  Anish Kapoor, Indian Sculptor
Sir Anish Kapoor is an Indian sculptor. Born in Bombay, Kapoor has lived and worked in London since the early 1970s when he moved to study art, first at the Hornsey College of Art and later at the Chelsea School of Art and Design. He represented B...
 
    Steve Jobs, Co-founder of Apple
  Steve Jobs, Co-founder of Apple
Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs was an American computer entrepreneur and innovator. He was co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Jobs also previously served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios; he became a member of the...
 
    Osama bin Laden, Leader al-Qaeda
  Osama bin Laden, Leader al-Qaeda
Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden was the founder of the al-Qaeda organization, responsible for the September 11 attacks on the United States and numerous other mass-casualty attacks against civilian and military targets. He was also a member of...
 
    William Dalrymple, Scottish Historian and Writer
  William Dalrymple, Scottish Historian and Writer
William Dalrymple is a Scottish historian and writer, art historian and curator, as well as a prominent broadcaster and critic. His books have won numerous awards and prizes, including the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize, the Thomas Cook Travel Book Aw...
 
       
 
         
          2018 © Timeline Index | Webwork.Amsterdam