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04 Mar 2014

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In his tragedy Le Fanatisme ou Mahomet, Voltaire described Mohammed as an "imposter", a " false prophet", a "fanatic" and a "hypocrite".[41][42] Nevertheless, according to Pierre Milza, the play was above all "a pretext to denounce the intolerance of the Christians - strictly observant Catholics, Jansenists, Protestants - and the horrors perpetrated in the name of Christ.[43] For Voltaire, Mohammed "was here only an armed Tartuffe".[44]  IBM Lenovo ThinkPad X300 Laptop Keyboard

Voltaire wrote in 1742 to César de Missy: "My play represents, under the name of Mahomet, the Jacobin prior putting a dagger into the hand of Jacques Clément".[45]

In 1748, after having read Henri de Boulainvilliers et Georges...



03 Mar 2014

Voltaire

François-Marie Arouet (French: [fʁɑ̃.swa ma.ʁi aʁ.wɛ]; 21 November 1694 – 30 May 1778), known by his nom de plumeVoltaire (pronounced: [vɔl.tɛːʁ]), was a French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher famous for his wit, his attacks on the established Catholic Church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, ACER Aspire 5742 Laptop Keyboard

freedom of expression, andseparation of church and state. Voltaire was a versatile writer, producing works in almost every literary form, including plays, poems, novels, essays, and historical and scientific works. He wrote more than 20,000 letters and more than 2,000 books and pamphlets. IBM Lenovo Thinkpad X201 Laptop Keyboard

He was an outspoken...



02 Mar 2014

Victor Hugo

Victor Marie Hugo (French pronunciation: [viktɔʁ maʁi yɡo]; 26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885) was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered one of the greatest and best known French writers. SONY VAIO VGN-SZ220 laptop keyboard

In France, Hugo's literary fame comes first from his poetry but also rests upon his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes of poetry, Les Contemplations and La Légende des siècles stand particularly high in critical esteem. Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 laptop keyboard

Outside France, his best-known works are the novels Les Misérables, 1862, andNotre-Dame de Paris, 1831 (known in English as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame).



01 Mar 2014

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (German: [ˈjoːhan ˈvɔlfɡaŋ fɔn ˈɡøːtə] (  listen), 28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was aGerman writer and politician. His body of work includes epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of metres and styles; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; SONY VAIO VGN-SZ220 laptop keyboard

literary and aesthetic criticism; treatises on botany,anatomy, and colour; and four novels. In addition, numerous literary and scientific fragments, more than 10,000 letters, and nearly 3,000 drawings by him are extant. Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 laptop keyboard

A literary celebrity by the age of 25, Goethe was ennobled by the Duke of Saxe-Weimar, Carl August in...



28 Feb 2014

Alexander von Humboldt

Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt (  listen (help•info); September 14, 1769 – May 6, 1859) was a Prussian geographer, naturalist and explorer, and the younger brother of the Prussian minister, philosopher and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767–1835). Lenovo 04W0872 Laptop Keyboard

Humboldt's quantitative work on botanical geography laid the foundation for the field of biogeography.

Between 1799 and 1804, Humboldt travelled extensively in Latin America, exploring and describing it for the first time from a modern scientific point of view. His description of the journey was written up and published in an enormous set of volumes over 21 years.  HP 405963-001 Laptop Keyboard



27 Feb 2014

The Battle of North Point was fought on September 12, 1814, between General John Stricker's Maryland Militiaand a British force led by Major General Robert Ross. DELL BFB0505HA CPU Fan

Although tactically a British victory, the battle delayed the British advance against Baltimore, buying valuable time for the defense of the city. The engagement was a part of the larger Battle of Baltimore, a strategic American victory in the War of 1812.

Major General Robert Ross had been dispatched to Chesapeake Bay with a brigade of veterans from the Duke of Wellington's army early in 1814, HP Pavilion dv6-3299en CPU Fan

reinforced with a battalion of Royal Marines. He had defeated a hastily assembled force of Maryland and District of Columbia militia at...



27 Feb 2014

The two large main assaults on the American position were repulsed. ACER Aspire 7720 Series Laptop CPU Cooling Fan

Pakenham and his second-in-command, General Gibbs, were fatally wounded, while on horseback, by grapeshot fired from the earthworks. With most of their senior officers dead or wounded, the British soldiers, having no orders to advance further or retreat, stood out in the open and were shot apart with grapeshot from Line Jackson. SONY UDQF2PH52CF0 Laptop CPU Cooling Fan

After about 20 more minutes of bloodletting, General Lambert assumed command and eventually ordered a withdrawal.

The only British success was on the west bank of the Mississippi River, where Thornton's brigade, comprising the 85th Regiment and detachments from...



27 Feb 2014

The Battle of Baltimore was a combined sea/land battle fought between British and American forces in the War of 1812HP G71-340US Laptop CPU Cooling Fan. American forces repulsed sea and land invasions off the busy port city of Baltimore, Maryland, and killed the commander of the invading British forces. The British defeated an American force at North Point,[8] however they made no further progress and later withdrew. HP Pavilion dv7-6166nr Laptop CPU Cooling Fan

The resistance of Baltimore’s Fort McHenry during bombardment by the Royal Navy inspired Francis Scott Key to compose the poem "Defence of Fort McHenry" which later became the lyrics for "The Star-Spangled Banner," the national anthem of the United States of America. HP...



27 Feb 2014

The Battle of Baltimore was a combined sea/land battle fought between British and American forces in the War of 1812HP G71-340US Laptop CPU Cooling Fan. American forces repulsed sea and land invasions off the busy port city of Baltimore, Maryland, and killed the commander of the invading British forces. The British defeated an American force at North Point,[8] however they made no further progress and later withdrew. HP Pavilion dv7-6166nr Laptop CPU Cooling Fan

The resistance of Baltimore’s Fort McHenry during bombardment by the Royal Navy inspired Francis Scott Key to compose the poem "Defence of Fort McHenry" which later became the lyrics for "The Star-Spangled Banner," the national anthem of the United States of America. HP...



27 Feb 2014

The Battle of Baltimore was a combined sea/land battle fought between British and American forces in the War of 1812HP G71-340US Laptop CPU Cooling Fan. American forces repulsed sea and land invasions off the busy port city of Baltimore, Maryland, and killed the commander of the invading British forces. The British defeated an American force at North Point,[8] however they made no further progress and later withdrew. HP Pavilion dv7-6166nr Laptop CPU Cooling Fan

The resistance of Baltimore’s Fort McHenry during bombardment by the Royal Navy inspired Francis Scott Key to compose the poem "Defence of Fort McHenry" which later became the lyrics for "The Star-Spangled Banner," the national anthem of the United States of America. HP...