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Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope was called "The Wicked Wasp of Twickenham" for his stinging literary satires of his fellow writers. But Pope also was a poet whose mastery of the heroic couplet has kept him in the cano…

Alexander Hamilton

Great American statesman In the years after the Revolutionary war, Hamilton practiced law. He often defended pro-British Loyalists. Not only did he feel it was time to put the …

Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton may not be quite as famous as Founding Fathers like Ben Franklin or George Washington, but he played a key role in the early formation of the American government. He was the first S…

Alexander Lukashenko

Alexander Grigoryevich Lukashenko has been the president of Belarus since 1994. Lukashenko is a controversial figure whose supporters say has kept the country from chaos, but whose critics say uses r…

Sample Essay: Descriptive

Note: The following essay was not edited by EssayEdge Editors. It appears as it was initially reviewed by admissions officers. SAMPLE ESSAY: Harvard, Personal identity: Bedroom tour …

Essays

Lord Bacon's essays were the first in English that bore the name. “To write just treatises requireth leisure in the writer and leisure in the reader ... which is the cause which hath …

Pope Francis I

Name at birth: Jorge Mario BergoglioCardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina became Pope Francis I on March 13, 2013. He succeeded Pope Benedict XVI, who had stepped down a month earlier. Jorge Ma…

The People's Pope

The first pope from Latin America has undeniable charisma Pope Francis Related Links Biography of Pope Francis …

Pope Leo X

Pope Leo X is the Roman pope whose combination of extravagance and neglect helped provoke the Reformation in the sixteenth century. He was born Giovanni de Medici, the second son of Florentine ruler…

Choosing a Pope

Learn how a new pope is selected upon the death or retirement of a sitting pontiff Benedict XVI Related Links Biography of Benedict XVI Major R…