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Trota of Salerno

The year is 1138.


You’ve probably heard of Socrates, whether as a result of the dialectic teaching method named after him, or the outsized influence he’s had on philosophers from Plato to present day,...

Nick Drake

Singer-songwriter Nick Drake released three albums before dying from an overdose of antidepressants. He was 26.


Imagine being so gifted that at only six years old, you suit up in your fanciest wig and breeches to perform for the imperial court in Vienna.

Marie Curie

Marie Curie and her husband, Pierre, were awarded the 1903 Nobel Prize for Physics in recognition of their research into radioactivity.

Jim Carrey

"So obnoxious ... appallingly bad."