Igor Stravinsky
Igor Stravinsky

Russian classical composer
A prolific composer who dominated the international musical scene throughout his life, Stravinsky developed a personal compositional identity, which appropriated influences ranging from nationalism to primitivism and from neoclass...

Heitor Villa-Lobos
Heitor Villa-Lobos

Brazilian classical composer
Villa-Lobos was a significant composer of Brazilian art music and an influential music educator.

He popularized the sound of worldwide MPB, Musica Popular Brasileira.

Born:
March 5, 1887; Rio...

Marc Chagall
Marc Chagall

Brief information

Born in Vitebsk, Russia, 7 July 1887; naturalized French citizen, 1937. Died in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, 28 March 1985. Married Bella Rosenfeld, 1915 (died, 1944), one daughter; lived with Virginia Leirens, 1945-52, one son; married Vava B...

Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler

Childhood and adolescence

A future dictator was born more than hundred years ago in Austria and had 5 siblings. His family relocated to Germany when he was a toddler. As a kid, Adolf argued with his father on a regular basis, and he became closed and ...

Franz Kafka
Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka (1883-1924) – writer, prosaic.

Kafka was born on July 3, 1883 in Czechia. Hу was first had been educated in primary school (since 1889 till 1893). He left gymnasium in 1901 and it was next stage in his education. Later he entered Karlov University an...