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Nikki Giovanni

Name at birth: Yolande Cornelia Giovanni, Jr.Nikki Giovanni is an African-American poet and essayist who came to prominence during the civil rights movement of the late 1960s. Born in Tennessee and ra…

Don Giovanni

Wolfgang Amadeus MozartArchive PhotosMusic:Wolfgang Amadeus MozartLibretto:Lorenzo da PontePremiere:Prague, October 29, 1787 One of the most praised operas, Don Giovanni combines high drama wi…

Giovanni Battista della Porta

The Question: Do you have information about Giovanni Battista Della Porta? Was he a famous painter, inventor or scientist? The Answer: Two out o…

Giovanni Agnelli 2003 Deaths

Giovanni AgnelliAge: 81 Italian businessman who presided over Fiat, his family's empire that included not only the car company, but also holdings in publishing, telecommunications, and banking…

Brewer's: Giovanni

(Don). A Spanish libertine. His valet, Leporello, says his master had “in Italy 700 mistresses, in Germany 800, in Turkey and France 91, in Spain 1,003.” When “the measure…

Brewer's: Don Giovanni

Mozart's best opera. (See Don Juan.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Don JuanDon A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z …

Yolande Cornelia Nikki Giovanni Biography

Yolande Cornelia “Nikki” GiovanniBorn: June 7, 1943poetBirthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee A leading poet of the Black Arts Movement, Giovanni's work reflects her radical politics. In…

Top 100 Works in World Literature

Source: Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute, 2002. The editors of the Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute, polled a panel of 100 authors from 54 co…

John Cabot

Name at birth: Giovanni CabotoFew hard facts are known about John Cabot, but he is historically important because his explorations were the basis for England's early claims on North America. By all ac…

Masaccio,

(Tommaso di Giovanni di Simone Cassai) painterBirthplace: San Giovanni Valdarno, TuscanyBorn: 1401Died: c. 1428