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Brilliant Failures

From continental drift to telephone - brilliant inventors frequently faced a tough initial struggle against their colleagues' scepticism. Pioneers of new ideas in science and technology traditionally encountered major frustrations in pitching their ideas and standing up for them ...


Bob Dylan

His music and his life

He was the icon of the '60s protest movement, the voice of a whole generation. He is still a non-conformist, rock poet and a master of metamorphosis. Many of his songs became instant classics, ›Like a Rolling Stone‹, ›Blowin' in the Wind‹, ›Lay ...


The Life and Times of Georg Friedrich Handel

During his lifetime, Handel was celebrated as »Orpheus«, and his music is played in opera houses and concert halls all over the world to this day. Yet we know very little of the man himself, as he rigorously protected his privacy, leaving neither notes nor a diary when he died. Because of this, ...


The Dalai Lama

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The current Dalai Lama was born to a farming family in Eastern Tibet in 1935. He was recognised as the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama at the age of two; three years later he was enthroned with due ceremony as the 14th Dalai Lama in Lhasa, under his monk's name of Tenzin Gyatso, ...
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