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Author:  Marija Vera [ Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:35 pm ]
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I admire many historical figures, I am particularly interested in artists.
Anouk wrote:
Henry VIII ! I like him as well but I prefer his daughter, Elizabeth.
And I like... there're a lot I like! for example Gandhi. And Louis XV. And Joan of Arc!

I find Gandhi amazing too.

Author:  DreamersRose [ Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:55 am ]
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Elizabeth I of England. I think she was a very remarkable woman for her time. She bought stability to England and ended the religious conlicts, and yet she was very much a woman and prone to affairs of the heart.

Christophe: Who is Antinous? And why do you admire him?

Author:  Princess2 [ Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:18 am ]
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DreamersRose wrote:
Elizabeth I of England. I think she was a very remarkable woman for her time. She bought stability to England and ended the religious conlicts, and yet she was very much a woman and prone to affairs of the heart.


Yes I suppose what she achieved was remarkable with it being a male dominated society back then....but that's the nicest thing I can say about her. I'm really not a fan of the Tudors at all.

We don't really know too much about him (his character etc.) but I find Attila the Hun very interesting.

Author:  reine [ Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:40 am ]
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hm....well I admire: Jesus, Kleopatra, Marie Antoinette, Georgiana Spencer, Sisi, ......

reine :angel6:

Author:  Rosalie [ Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:42 pm ]
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Oh my, it's difficult! Actually, MA is the first historical character for whom I've felt such a strong attachment...but of course there are others I admire.
Jesus of course is the first one, but to me he is not just an historical character, as I'm a Christian...so I consider him out of the list :rainbow:

Otherwise: I certainly like Joan of Arc, Gandhi and Martin Luther King.
And of course the Romans... I admire Julius Caesar, I find him a charming character.
But my favourite heroes are usually writers and poets!

Author:  Marija Vera [ Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:26 pm ]
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We are so alike Rosalie. I find Caesar amazing too. I like Sulla too, there is one bust I particularly like 8) . I am interested in Neron too, I like that quote QUALIS ARTIFEX PEREO. Even If he didn’t say it in my mind it shows his real perception of himself and it is funny knowing his life. I like Isabella d’Este and her sister Beatrice, Madam de Pompadour...

When it comes to artists I separate the artist whose art I like and artists who I find interesting as people (such as Salvador Dali, even I am not a fan). I like Carravagio, Frida Kahlo…

There are just too many people, historical figures, who are worth admiring in some aspect.

Author:  Marie Alice [ Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:03 pm ]
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Jean Moulin
Lucie& Raymond Aubrac
Queen Elizabeth I
Queen Victoria
Tzarina Catherine the Great
Cleopatra
Coco Chanel
Theda Bara
Marilyn Monroe
Ingrid Bergman
Angelina Jolie

Author:  Rosalie [ Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:21 pm ]
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Sulla? :) He was an interesting character!
But I must say my favourite Roman remains Scipio Africanus...

Author:  Marija Vera [ Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:07 pm ]
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Rosalie wrote:
Sulla? He was an interesting character!

I know. :lol: It may sound odd but I particularly admire one his bust, :oops: where he looks so firm and confindent (look at his lips). Like Ceaser. I like that. Of course I don’t like them only because their appearance!:o

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Fiel ... /Sulla.jpg
http://www.utexas.edu/courses/ancientfi ... caesar.jpg

Author:  Anouk [ Sun Feb 01, 2009 7:14 pm ]
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And what do you think about Marius? I have to admit that I prefer him... :D Of course, not because of his looks, but this reforms :lol:

Author:  jolie_blon [ Sun Feb 01, 2009 7:22 pm ]
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Catherine the Great is another favorite of mine!

Author:  Anouk [ Sun Feb 01, 2009 7:45 pm ]
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Hmm. She is so so interesting, but I don't think she'd ever be my favorite tsar. She had a correspondance with Voltaire, whereof, I also can't decide I like or hate him...

Author:  Christophe [ Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:29 am ]
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Of all historical female figures, I'd have to say that Cleopatra VII is the most fascinating to me. Of the males; there are so many---Emperors Nero and Hadrian, Herod the Great, Alexander... there are just so many!

Author:  Lux8028 [ Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:25 pm ]
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Catherine of Aragon
Anne Boleyn / Mary Boleyn

In this instance my interest isn't so much with Henry VIII of England but with the the women of his life. I know that there were other women that came into and out of his life but it is the triangle of these three that has caught my attention.

Author:  Anouk [ Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:25 pm ]
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Marie Alice wrote:
Coco Chanel
Theda Bara
Marilyn Monroe
Ingrid Bergman
Angelina Jolie


Well, they are not sort of historcal person, but I can understand your chioce, they're all interesting and fair people!

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