Capable Men of History: Vespasian

Capable Men of History: Vespasian

Vespasian was a Roman emperor who was in power from 69 AD to 79 AD. He was the fourth and last Emperor who reigned during the Year of the Four Emperors. Vespasian also founded the Flavian dynasty, which remained an important ruling dynasty for 27 years. Vespasian was a successful emperor who … Read more

Capable Men of History: Beethoven

A bust of Beethoven

Beethoven’s was baptized Ludwig van Beethoven on 17th December, 1770. He was a German musician, being both a pianist and a composer. To this date, he is still among the most known and revered composers in Western music history. His works range from the Classical Period all the way to the Romantic … Read more

Capable Men of History: Martin Luther

Portrait of Martin Luther by Lucas Cranach the Elder

Martin Luther, born on November 10, 1483, was a German priest, composer, hymn writer, and theologian. As a former Augustinian monk, Luther was best known among Christians as the seminal figure of the Protestant Reformation and as of Lutheranism. Martin Luther was ordained a priest in 1507. He rejected various teachings and … Read more

Capable Men of History: Barack Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama's official photograph in the Oval Office on 6 December 2012

Barack Obama, better known as Obama, is an American politician who served America as its 44th president from 2009 to 2017. He was a member of the Democratic Party and made history by being the first African-American to serve as the president of the United States. Previously, Obama was a US senator … Read more

Capable Men of History: Benjamin Franklin

Capable Men of History Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin was an American polymath who possessed knowledge of various subjects. He was a writer, scientist, inventor, printer, diplomat, statesman, publisher, and political philosopher when alive. Therefore, he possessed knowledge in various different fields and was among the leading intellectuals of his time. His vast knowledge gained him a lot of … Read more

Capable Men of History: William Shakespeare

The famous portrait of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, born on 26 April 1564 was an English actor, poet, and playwright. He is widely known as the finest English-language playwright and writer in the world. Also, he is referred to as the national poet of England and Bard of Avon. His extant works include 39 plays, collaborations, 154 sonnets, … Read more

Capable Men of History: Nikola Tesla

portrait of Nikola Tesla

Born on 10 July 1856 in the Austrian Empire (now Croatia), Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, engineer, physicist and a futurist with around 300 patents in his name. He is better known for patenting a rotating magnetic field to produce Alternating Current (AC). After studying physics and engineering, he gained real-world … Read more

Capable Men of History: Abraham Lincoln

The bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln by Adolph Weinman

Abraham Lincoln, born on February 12, 1809, was an American lawyer and statesman who was elected and served as the 16th President of the United States. He was President of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in 1865. The nation was led by Lincoln through the American Civil War and … Read more