Historical Figures

Till Eulenspiegel

He is probably the most famous Jester in European cultural history and is still the symbol of the funny mocker. But if you leave aside the children's versions of his stories and look at the original narrative, you will soon notice that this Till Eulenspiegel stands...

The great African explorer David Livingstone

Only an Englishman can come up with the idea of greeting a lost (and after a long search discovered) contemporary with the words: "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?". But it must have been this proverbial coolness, this typical English way of behaving, that allowed the...

Count to Pappenheim

Although the quote "I know my Pappenheimer" is mostly used negatively today, it was originally a sign of appreciation for the soldiers of the Pappenheim regiment. Being a Pappenheimer was then synonymous with being a man of courage, honour and bravery.   I find...

Peter Hagendorf

Besides the most famous literary testimony of the Thirty Years' War, the "Simplicissimus" by Grimmelshausen, there is a second, no less interesting one that was unknown until recently. It was not until the end of the 1980s that a historian discovered P. Hagendorf's...
Count to Pappenheim

Count to Pappenheim

Although the quote "I know my Pappenheimer" is mostly used negatively today, it was originally a sign of appreciation...

Peter Hagendorf

Peter Hagendorf

Besides the most famous literary testimony of the Thirty Years' War, the "Simplicissimus" by Grimmelshausen, there is...

George I

George I

Prince William of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg was elected as Geórgios A´ in 1863, one year...

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Marquis de Mirabeau

Marquis de Mirabeau

Honoré Gabriel Victor de Riqueti, the Marquis de Mirabeau, was one of the most dazzling figures in French history,...

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Joachim Haspinger

Joachim Haspinger

Together with Andreas Hofer and Josef Speckbacher, Father Joachim Haspinger is one of the most important leaders of...

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