Capable Men of History: Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR)

colored portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a well-known American politician often referred to by his initials, FDR. He served as the 32nd president of the world power, the United States, for eleven years, from 1933 till his death in 1945. He was a staunch democratic and held the national record of winning four consecutive … Read more

Capable Men of History: Vincent Van Gogh

Capable Men of History Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter. He is one of the most influential figures in Western Art history. He created more than 2,000 artworks, including 900 paintings and 1,100 sketches and drawings. Most of them were produced during the last two years of his life. Van Gogh had a massive … Read more

Capable Men Of History: Julius Caesar

Capable Men Of History Julius Caesar

Gaius Julius Caesar, born on July 12, 100 BC was a Roman general and statesman. A member of the First Triumvirate, Caesar led the Roman armies during Gallic Wars before defeating Pompey, his political rival in a civil war. From 49 BC, Caesar became the dictator of Rome. However, he played a … Read more

Capable Men of History: Charlemagne

The most famous depiction of Charlemagne

From the years 768 to 814 BC, Charlemagne was the emperor who controlled and ruled a large part of medieval Western Europe. Today, he is also called Karl and Charles the Great. He was also the king of the Franks, which was a German-based tribe living in what we know today as … Read more

Capable Men of History: Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison cartoon holding a light bulb

An inventor and businessman, Thomas Edison is one of the most recognized people in history who had a profound effect on our lives. With over 1,000 patents (singly and jointly) and a number of inventions based on which companies like General Electric were established, he was also one of the most successful … Read more

Capable Men of History: Plato

Capable Men of History Plato

The philosopher Plato was born in Athens, Greece in 428 or 427 BCE and died in 348 or 347. He was Socrates’ student and a great Greek philosopher in his own right. He was also Aristotle’s teacher and founded the Academy. Most philosophy students know him as the writer of several influential … Read more

Capable Men of History: Nicolaus Copernicus

portrait of Nicolaus Copernicus

Known as the father of modern astronomy, Nicolaus Copernicus was a Polish Astronomer, Mathematician, and Catholic Canon. He is famous for his Heliocentric Theory of the Universe, which states that the Sun is near or at a central point (of the solar system or universe) and earth and other bodies revolve around … Read more

Capable Men of History: Constantine

statue of Constantine in New York

Flavius Valerius Constantinus, also known as Constantine, Constantine I, and Constantine the Great, was Roman emperor from 306 to 337 AD. He converted to Christianity in 312 CE and is known for his subsequent Christianization of the Roman Empire. He also created Constantinople, which later became the most powerful city in the … Read more