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Profile of the Day: Louis XV

Posted January 4, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
Louis XV

On January 5, 1757, Louis XV of France survived an assassination attempt by Robert-François Damiens. Damiens would eventually be the last person to be executed in France by drawing and quartering, the traditional form of capital punishment used for regicides. Louis XV had succeeded his great-grandfather, Louis XIV, at the age of five. Usually depicted as the weakest of the Bourbon monarchs, some scholars believe that his decisions during his reign may have led to the… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Vitus Bering

Posted January 3, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
Vitus Bering

On January 3, 1959, Alaska was admitted as the 49th U.S. state. To commemorate the occasion, we’re highlighting explorer Vitus Bering‘s family tree. Credited with the discovery of present day Alaska and the Aleutian Islands, Bering’s explorations of North America led the way to Russia’s foothold on the continent. Today, the Bering Strait, the Bering Sea, Bering Island, Bering Glacier and the Bering Land Bridge have all been named in his honor. Vitus Bering is connected… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Isaac Asimov

Posted January 2, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment
Isaac Asimov

On January 2, 1920, author Isaac Asimov was born in Petrovichi, Russia. Considered one of the most prolific writers of the 20th century, Asimov wrote and edited over 500 books during his lifetime. His work covered a wide variety of topics, however, he is best remembered for his mastery of science fiction literature. Today, readers are still captivated by his works. Isaac Asimov is not yet connected to the World Family Tree. Perhaps you can help… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Guy Lombardo

Posted December 31, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Guy Lombardo

Happy New Year’s Eve! Today we highlight popular bandleader Guy Lombardo‘s family tree. For almost half a century, audiences joined Lombardo as he ushered in the New Year on American radio and television. For many, it was a time honored tradition to gather with family and friends on New Year’s Eve and listen to Lombardo and his orchestra perform their signature rendition of “Auld Lang Syne.” How will you be ringing in the New Year? Guy… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Mary II of England

Posted December 28, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Mary II of England

On December 28, 1694, Mary II of England died after five years of joint rule with her husband, William of Orange. Following the Glorious Revolution, William and Mary assumed the English throne after the deposition of Mary’s father King James II. Did you know William was also Mary’s first cousin? Mary II of England is connected to over 66 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?     View Mary II… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Louis Pasteur

Posted December 27, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Louis Pasteur

On December 27, 1822, French scientist Louis Pasteur was born in Dole, France. Known for his scientific breakthroughs in the prevention of diseases, Pasteur made remarkable strides in the study of germs and was the first to encourage doctors to sanitize their hands and equipment before surgery. Perhaps his most famous scientific contribution was his development of pasteurization, which bears his name. Louis Pasteur is not yet connected to the World Family Tree. Perhaps you… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Henry Lee III

Posted December 26, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
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On December 26, 1799, Henry Lee III famously eulogized George Washington as “first in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen.” During the American Revolution, Lee served as a cavalry officer in the Continental Army and earned the nickname “Light-Horse Harry.” Did you know that he is the father of Robert E. Lee? Henry Lee III is connected to over 66 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Robert Peary

Posted December 21, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Robert Peary

Christmas is almost here! Are you ready for Santa and his sleigh? In anticipation of the holiday, today we highlight Robert Peary, the American explorer who claimed to have discovered the North Pole in 1909. Although widely credited with the discovery through most of the 20th century, recently Peary’s claim has come under criticism. Robert Peary is connected to over 66 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?     View… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: James Stewart

Posted December 20, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
James Stewart

On December 20, 1946, the classic Christmas film It’s a Wonderful Life was first released in New York City. The film was James Stewart‘s first starring vehicle after taking a break from Hollywood to serve in the U.S. Air Force. Today, the film is considered one of the greatest movies of all time and a must-see during the holidays. What’s your favorite holiday film? James Stewart is connected to over 66 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree. How… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Emily Brontë

Posted December 19, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Emily Brontë

On December 19, 1848, novelist Emily Brontë died of tuberculosis at the age of 30. The second youngest of the famous Brontë siblings, Emily published her work under the pen name Ellis Bell. In 1847, she published her only novel, Wuthering Heights. Although almost unknown during her lifetime, today Emily’s work is considered a classic of English literature. Emily Brontë is connected to over 66 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?     View… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Archduke Franz Ferdinand

Posted December 18, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Franz Ferdinand

On December 18, 1863, Archduke Franz Ferdinand was born. Ferdinand became the heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian thone after his cousin, Crown Prince Rudolf committed suicide and his father, Archduke Karl Ludwig, renounced the throne shortly after. Ferdinand’s assassination in 1914 sparked the outbreak of World War I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand is connected to over 66 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?       View Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s Geni… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Orville Wright

Posted December 17, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
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On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first successful man-powered airplane flight near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright brothers grew up in Dayton, Ohio and showed an interest in flying at an early age. With Orville as the pilot, the brothers’ aircraft remained in the air in a controlled and sustained flight for 12 seconds. Orville Wright is connected to over 66 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: George Washington

Posted December 14, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
George Washington

On December 14, 1799, George Washington died in Mount Vernon, Virginia. Washington served as the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War and presided over the drafting of the American Constitution. Widely regarded as the “father of the country,” Washington also served as the first president of the United States. After retiring from the presidency, he returned to his home in Mount Vernon to attend to his plantation. Upon his death, Washington… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Mary Todd Lincoln

Posted December 13, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Mary Todd Lincoln

On December 13, 1818, Mary Todd Lincoln was born in Lexington, Kentucky. Mary staunchly supported her husband Abraham throughout his presidency and sadly, witnessed his fatal shooting at the Ford’s Theater. Yesterday, actress Sally Field received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for her portrayal of the former First Lady in the film, Lincoln. Did you know the two woman are also distantly related? Sally Field is Mary Todd Lincoln’s 22nd cousin! Mary Todd Lincoln… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Erasmus Darwin

Posted December 12, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Erasmus Darwin

On December 12, 1731, Erasmus Darwin was born. Considered one of the key thinkers of the Enlightenment, Darwin conducted groundbreaking research in botany and was a great advocate of biological evolution. His grandson, Charles Darwin, drew much from his research when developing his own groundbreaking theory of evolution. Erasmus Darwin is connected to over 66 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?     View Erasmus Darwin’s Geni Profile  

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Profile of the Day: Edward VIII

Posted December 11, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Edward VIII

On December 11, 1936, Edward VIII became the first English monarch to voluntarily abdicate the throne. After only a few months on the throne, Edward caused a constitutional crisis when he proposed marriage to Wallis Simpson, a divorced American socialite. In a radio broadcast to the Empire, Edward explained his decision to abdicate, “I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as king as I would… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Ada Lovelace

Posted December 10, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Ada Lovelace

On December 10, 1815, English mathematician Ada Lovelace was born in London, England. Dubbed the “World’s First Computer Programmer,” Lovelace is best remembered for her work on Charles Babbage’s early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. Her notes on the engine contain what is recognized as the first algorithm intended to be processed by a machine. Nearly a century before the first computers were built, Lovelace envisioned a day that a single machine could be… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Franklin D. Roosevelt

Posted December 7, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
FDR

On December 7, 1941, the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japanese bombers. Over 2,400 Americans were killed during the surprise attack. The next day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared, “Yesterday, December 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” After his forceful speech, he swiftly called on Congress to… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Thomas Edison

Posted December 6, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Thomas Edison and phonograph

In December 1877, Thomas Edison successfully made one of the earliest recordings of a human voice using his new tinfoil cylinder phonograph. When Edison recited the children’s nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb” and played it back, he was astonished to hear his voice. His invention quickly made him famous, and he was dubbed by the press as “The Wizard of Menlo Park.” Considered one of the most prolific inventors in history, many of… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: General George Custer

Posted December 5, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
George Custer

On December 5, 1839, General George Custer was born in New Rumly, Ohio. Although he developed a strong reputation during the American Civil War, much of his achievements have been overshadowed by this disastrous final battle in 1876. At the Battle of Little Bighorn, Custer led 210 of his men into battle against a coalition of Native American tribes. He and all of his men lost their lives in what became known as “Custer’s Last Stand.”… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: William the Lion

Posted December 4, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
William the Lion

On December 4, 1214, William I, also known as William the Lion, died in Sterling, Scotland. Between 1165 – 1214, William reigned as King of the Scots, making his reign the second longest in Scottish history.  Did you know he was not known William the Lion during his lifetime? The name was attached to him because of his standard, a red lion rampant on a yellow background, and the chronicler John of Fordun, who called… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Joseph Conrad

Posted December 3, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Joseph Conrad

On December 3, 1857, Polish author Joseph Conrad was born in Berdychiv, Ukraine. Considered on of the greatest writers of the English language, Conrad drew inspiration from his own exotic travels at sea. His rich prose and vivid descriptions of adventure and nautical travels continue to captivate modern audiences. Joseph Conrad is not yet connected to the World Family Tree. Perhaps you can help connect him to over 65 million people on Geni!     View… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Jonathan Swift

Posted November 30, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Jonathan Swift

On November 30, 1667, Irish author and satirist Jonathan Swift was born. Best remembered for writing Gulliver’s Travels, Swift was considered the foremost prose satirist of the English language. First published in 1726, Gulliver’s Travels became popular as soon as it was published. Since then, it has never been out of print. Jonathan Swift is connected to over 65 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?     View Jonathan Swift’s Geni… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Louisa May Alcott

Posted November 29, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Louisa May Alcott

On November 29, 1832, American author Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania. Raised by transcendentalist parents, the Little Women author grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau. Did you know that she served as a volunteer nurse during the American Civil War? Louisa May Alcott is connected to over 65 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?   View Louisa… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Ferdinand Magellan

Posted November 28, 2012 by Amanda | One Comment
Ferdinand Magellan

On November 28, 1520, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan set sail through a strait at the southern end of South America to reach the Pacific Ocean. With three ships under his command, Magellan and his crew became the first Europeans to sail from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. Ferdinand Magellan is connected to over 65 million profiles connected to the World Family Tree. How are you related?     View Ferdinand Magellan’s Geni Profile  

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Profile of the Day: Bruce Lee

Posted November 27, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
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On November 27, 1940, actor and martial arts legend Bruce Lee was born in San Francisco, California. Raised in Hong Kong, Lee was first introduced to the film industry by his father and appeared in several films as a child actor. Lee’s later film productions elevated the traditional Hong Kong martial arts film to a new level of popularity and acclaim. Considered to be one of the most influential martial artists of all time and… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Larry Hagman

Posted November 26, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Larry Hagman

Today we remember television icon Larry Hagman, who passed away on November 23 at the age of 81. Best known for portraying ruthless oil baron J.R. Ewing on the popular soap Dallas, Hagman recently returned to the small screen in the new version of Dallas, introducing his iconic character to a new generation of television viewers. Larry Hagman is not yet connected to the world family tree. Perhaps you can help connect him to over 65… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: William Brewster

Posted November 21, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
William Brewster

Today we highlight Mayflower passenger William Brewster. When the colonists landed at Plymouth Colony, Brewster became the senior elder of the colony, serving as its religious leader and as an adviser to Governor William Bradford. Did you know he was the oldest Mayflower passenger to participate in the First Thanksgiving? William Brewster is connected to over 65 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?     View William Brewster’s Geni Profile  

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Profile of the Day: Zumbi dos Palmares

Posted November 20, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Zumbi

Today, Brazil celebrates Dia da Consciência Negra. On this day, the Brazilian people reflect upon the injustices of slavery and celebrate the contributions Brazilians of African descent have made to society. The day is marked by the anniversary of the death of Zumbi dos Palmares, the last leader of the Quilombo dos Palmares, a settlement of black slaves who had escaped from farms, prisons and Brazilian slave quarters. Considered a national hero of Brazil, Zumbio refused to… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Jodie Foster

Posted November 19, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Jodie Foster

On November 19, 1962, actress Jodie Foster was born in Los Angeles, California. Foster began acting in commercials at the age of 3. Since then, she’s become one of the most critically acclaimed actresses of her generation. Her first Academy Award nomination came at the age of 13 for her role as preteen prostitute Iris in Taxi Driver. Did you know she’s also incredibly smart? In 1985, Foster graduated from Yale University with a degree… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Arnold Rüütel

Posted November 16, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Arnold Rüütel

Today, Estonia celebrates Day of Declaration of Sovereignty. On November 16, 1988, the Supreme Soviet of the Estonian SSR adopted a declaration of national sovereignty under which Estonian laws would have the precedence over those of the Soviet Union. Former Estonian president Arnold Rüütel played an important role in the composition and adoption of the Estonian declaration of sovereignty. He would later serve as the third President of Estonia between 2001-2006. Arnold Rüütel is connected to over… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Johannes Kepler

Posted November 15, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Johannes Kepler

On November 15, 1630, German mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler died at the age of 58. A key figure of the Scientific Revolution, Kepler’s laws of planetary motion provided the foundation of future astronomic discoveries. Did you know Kepler also made significant observations in the field of optics? He is widely regarded as the first to recognize that images are projected inverted and reversed by the eye’s lens onto the retina. Johannes Kepler is connected to over 65 million… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil

Posted November 14, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil

91 years ago today, Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil, died while living in exile in France. During her father’s absences abroad, Isabel acted as regent in his place. It was during her final regency that she signed into law the Golden Law, which emancipated all slaves in Brazil and earned her the nickname, “the Redemptress.” Although the act was immensely popular with the people, it was met with strong opposition from powerful plantation owners. In… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Robert Louis Stevenson

Posted November 13, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Robert Louis Stevenson

On November 13, 1850, Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Stevenson is perhaps best known for his novels Treasure Island and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, he now ranks as one of the most translated authors in the world. What’s your favorite Robert Louis Stevenson story? Robert Louis Stevenson is connected to over 65 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?    … Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Grace Kelly

Posted November 12, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Grace Kelly

On November 12, 1929, actress Grace Kelly was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After gaining fame as one of Hollywood’s favorite leading ladies, Kelly met and married Rainier III, Prince of Monaco and retired from acting at the age of 26. Before retiring, Kelly starred in a string of Alfred Hitchcock films including Dial M for Murder, Rear Window and To Catch a Thief. What’s your favorite Grace Kelly film? Grace Kelly is connected to over 65 million people… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Daniel Day-Lewis

Posted November 9, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Daniel Day-Lewis

Today Steven Spielberg‘s Lincoln opens in limited release. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln, the film follows Lincoln as he struggles with the country at war and fights with members of his own cabinet for the emancipation of slaves. Will you be watching history unfold on the big screen? Daniel Day-Lewis is connected to 65 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?     View Daniel Day-Lewis’ Geni Profile  

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Profile of the Day: Norman Rockwell

Posted November 8, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Norman Rockwell

On November 8, 1978, popular painter and illustrator Norman Rockwell died at the age of 84. For over four decades, Rockwell depicted illustrations of everyday life for the covers of The Saturday Evening Post magazine. Although not embraced by critics, his work was beloved by the American public for its simple charm and often humorous portrayal of American life. Norman Rockwell is connected to over 65 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?  … Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Barack Obama

Posted November 7, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Barack Obama

Yesterday, Barack Obama was re-elected as President of the United States. Although the popular vote was neck and neck, Obama pulled forward with key victories in the battleground states and surpassed the 270 electoral votes required to secure the presidency. What are your thoughts on the 2012 U.S. presidential election? Barack Obama is connected to over 65 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?     View President Barack Obama’s Geni… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Cabeza de Vaca

Posted November 6, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Cabeza de Vaca

On November 6, 1528, Spanish explorer Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca shipwrecked on an island off the coast of what would become present day Texas. One of only four survivors, Cabeza de Vaca became the first European to set foot on the soil of the future Lone Star state. Over a period of eight years, he traveled across the Southwest and became a slave, a trader and a shaman to various Native American tribes. In 1536, he… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Guy Fawkes

Posted November 5, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Guy Fawkes

It’s Guy Fawkes Night in the U.K.! On November 5, 1605, Guy Fawkes was thwarted in his attempt to blow up Parliament and assassinate James I of England. The failed Gunpowder Plot is now celebrated each year with large organized events centered around a bonfire, elaborate fireworks displays and the burning of an effigy of Guy Fawkes. Will you be celebrating? Guy Fawkes is connected to over 65 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree. How… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Marie-Antoinette

Posted November 2, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Marie-Antoinette

On November 2, 1755, Marie-Antoinette, Queen of France, was born in Vienna, Austria. Wife to the infamous King Louis XVI, she is perhaps best remembered for her famous quote addressing the starving French populace, “Let them eat cake.” Marie-Antoinette’s reputation for her frivolous spending and extravagant lifestyle helped provoke the popular unrest that led to the French Revolution and the overthrow of the French monarchy. In 1793, she was executed by guillotine for treason. Marie-Antoinette is… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Nordahl Grieg

Posted November 1, 2012 by Amanda | 2 Comments
Nordahl Grieg

On November 1, 1902, Norwegian writer and poet Nordahl Grieg was born in Bergen, Norway. Already popular poet during his lifetime, Grieg became a hero in Norway for his resistance to the Nazi occupation. During World War II, he served Norway’s government-in-exile and participated in making patriotic radio programs in England. On December 2, 1943, Grieg was killed in an Allied bombing raid over Berlin. Nordahl Grieg is connected to over 65 million profiles in… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Lon Chaney

Posted October 31, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Lon Chaney

Happy Halloween! Today, we highlight legendary silent film actor Lon Chaney. Dubbed “The Man of a Thousand Faces,” Chaney was renowned for his ability to transform himself using groundbreaking makeup techniques he developed. He captivated audiences for years in such silent horror films as The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Phantom of the Opera. Lon Chaney is connected to over 65 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?     View Lon Chaney’s… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Ezra Pound

Posted October 30, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Ezra Pound

On October 30, 1885, American expatriate poet Ezra Pound was born in Hailey, Idaho Territory. A major figure of the early modernist movement, Pound helped discover the work of T.S. Eliot, James Joyce and Ernest Hemingway. Together, along with other literary greats, were a part of the “Lost Generation,” a term used for those who came of age during World War I. Ezra Pound is connected to over 65 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree. How… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Walter Raleigh

Posted October 29, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Sir Walter Raleigh

On October 29, 1618, English explorer Sir Walter Raleigh was executed to appease Spain after he and his men ransacked a Spanish outpost while on an expedition in search of El Dorado. Once considered one of the most notable figures of the Elizabethan era, Raleigh was instrumental in the English colonization of North America. He was granted a royal patent to explore Virignia and attempted to establish a colony at Roanoke Island. Although the colony was… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Hillary Clinton

Posted October 26, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Hillary Clinton

On October 26, 1947, Hillary Clinton was born in Chicago, Illinois. In 2009, Clinton became the 67th United States Secretary of State for President Obama‘s administration. Prior to her own Democratic presidential bid in 2008, Clinton served as a United States Senator for New York from 2001 – 2009 and First Lady of the United States from 1993 – 2001. Did you know Barack Obama is Hillary Clinton’s 8th cousin twice removed? Hillary Clinton is connected… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Pablo Picasso

Posted October 25, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Pablo Picasso

On October 25, 1881, painter Pablo Picasso was born. Considered one of the greatest and most influential artist of the 20th century, Picasso co-founded the Cubist movement. He experimented with different techniques and ideas that revolutionized the arts and made him one of the most renowned artists in history. Pablo Picasso not connected to the world family tree. Perhaps you can help connect him to over 65 million people on Geni!     View Pablo Picasso’s… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Tycho Brahe

Posted October 24, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Tycho_Brahe

On October 24, 1601, Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe died at the age of 54. Born in Scania, then a part of Denmark, Brahe was well known during his lifetime as an astronomer and alchemist. He was one of the last major astronomers to work without using a telescope for his observations and his work was remarkably accurate for his time. His assistant, Johannes Kepler, would later use the data to derive the laws of planetary… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Johnny Carson

Posted October 23, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Johnny Carson

Here’s Johnny! Today we remember talk show host Johnny Carson, who was born October 23, 1925 in Corning, Iowa. For 30 years, Carson hosted The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and helped launch the careers of many of today’s comedians. His reign as the King of Late Night made him a beloved cultural icon in the U.S. Johnny Carson is connected to over 65 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?… Read the full story

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Profile of the Day: Franz Liszt

Posted October 22, 2012 by Amanda | No Comment
Franz Liszt

On October 22, 1811, Hungarian composer Franz Liszt was born. Considered on of the greatest pianists of his age, Liszt was one of the principle figures of the “New German School.”  His diverse body of work is said to have anticipated some 20th century ideas and trends. Franz Liszt is connected to over 65 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?     View Franz Liszt’s Geni Profile  

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