Ernesto Maserati

Italian automotive engineer, auto maker, industrialist, & racer born in 1898.


French satirical caricaturist, journalist, & director of French magazine Charlie Hebdo, born in 1967.

Coco Chanel

French fashion designer, businesswoman, & founder and namesake of the Chanel brand, born 1883.

Mata Hari

Dutch exotic dancer & courtesan convicted of being a spy for Germany during World War I.

Felix Adler

German American professor of ethics & founder of the Ethical Culture movement, born in 1851.


Italian scholar & poet during the early Italian Renaissance. He was one of the earliest humanists.

Carrie Jacobs-Bond

American singer, pianist, and songwriter born in 1862. First woman to sell one million copies of a song.

William Beebe

American naturalist, ornithologist, marine biologist, entomologist, explorer, & author born in 1877.