The Georgian Dame

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” – Jane Austen

Jane Austen is an English Novelist who has authored many famous novels including Pride and Prejudice and Emma. She is considered one of the early feminist writers of the eighteenth century. Her robust female protagonists are still widely discussed among literary experts and undergraduate students.

Mother of Modern Physics

"I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales" – Marie Curie

Marie Curie is considered one of the most brilliant woman scientists in the 20th Century. She was the first woman to be awarded a Nobel prize in Physics. Her combined efforts with Pierre Curie in the field of radioactivity lead to the discovery of polonium and radium. Marie Curie’s insatiable soul is also accredited with the discovery of radioactive treatments for cancer.

Architect of the Nuclear Age

“Whatever Nature has in store for mankind, unpleasant as it may be, men must accept, for ignorance is never better than knowledge.” – Enrico Fermi

Along with Galileo, Volta, and Marconi, Enrico Fermi is one of the few Italians who have a place of honor among science geniuses. A personality that circumstances have made complex – Fermi lived during the Second World War turmoil.

Papa Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway writing at campsite in Kenya

Ernest Miller Hemingway, the American novelist and Noble Prize winner is one of the most widely read American writers. An extraordinary hunter and adventurer, he often addressed himself as Papa Hemingway for his alpha writing skills.

The Man of Steel

“A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.” – Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin, also known as the merciless ruler of the Soviet Union, commanded the Red Army that destroyed despicable Nazi Germany during World War II. His terrorizing insurgence after he became the Soviet Dictator is still one of the most dreadful and discussed topics in history.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Triumph of St. Thomas Aquinas, "Doctor Angelicus", with saints and angels, Andrea di Bonaiuto, 1366. Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, fresco

Saint Thomas Aquinas (San Tommaso d’Aquino) was one of the most prolific theologians of all time. He is considered one of the pioneers of the philosophy of the Catholic Church and hence was hugely influential in both religious and political life.

Aristotle

Bust of Aristotle. Marble, Roman copy after a Greek bronze original by Lysippos from 330 BC

Aristotle is synonymous with ancient Greek tradition, and is the foundation on which almost all Western thought is pried upon. A brilliant philosopher, Aristotle authored and framed several discourses on a wide range of subjects from ethics, economics, politics, and logic.

Father of Psychoanalysis

“Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.” – Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud is considered the father of psychoanalysis. Together with his colleagues, Freud developed and refined several psychoanalytical techniques and paved inroads into the fields of psychology.

Remarkable Scientist

“Do not let yourself be tainted with a barren skepticism.”

Louis Pasteur is one of the most remarkable names in the field of medicine. From a humble beginning, he grew up to make extraordinary contributions to society, including the vaccines for rabies and anthrax, and the processes of Pasteurization and Sterilization. His love for science stemmed from everyday problems that people faced regularly.