Max Bill

Swiss architect, artist, typeface designed, industrial designer, & graphic designer bornin 1908.

Berthe Morisot

French painter born in 1841. Member of the circle of painters in Paris known as the Impressionists.

Etty Hillesum

Dutch author born in 1914. Wrote of Nazi persecution of Dutch Jews & was executed at Auschwitz.

Guy Debord

French Marxist theorist, philosopher, filmmaker, & founder of a Letterist faction & the Situationist International.

Jacques Mesrine

French criminal known as “The Man of a Thousand Faces” for his ability to evade capture after escape.

Pierre de Coubertin

French educator, historian, & founder of the International Olympics Committee, born in 1863.

Emanuel Lasker

German chess player, mathematician, & philosopher born in 1868. World Chess Champion for 27 years.

Srinivasa Ramanujan

Indian mathematician born in 1887. Without formal training, he made significant contributions to mathematic analysis.

Carry Nation

American radical temperance activist known for attacking taverns with a hatchet before Prohibition.

Ethelbert Nevin

American pianist and composer born in 1862. Best remembered for songs incl. “Narcissus” & “The Rosary”.