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Short Biography, Paragraph of “Emile Zola” short paragraph for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduate Classes

Emile Zola Emile Zola, (1840-1902). French novelist, who founded the naturalist movement in writing. He began work as a journalist and made his name in the literary world with Therese Raquin (1867). In 1871 he embarked on The Rougon Macquarts (1871-93), a series of 20 novels about the members of a single family. The novels cover all aspects of French society during the Second Empire, and include Nana (1880), the...
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Short Biography, Paragraph of “Franco Zeffirelli” short paragraph for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduate Classes

Franco Zeffirelli Franco Zeffirelli, (1923- ). Italian opera, stage, and film director. Born illegitimate and orphaned as a young child, he began his career as an actor and theatrical designer. After working as an assistant to Luchino Visconti, he established his reputation for splendid opera productions at La Scala in Milan and the Metropolitan Opera in New York. His films include the Shakespeare adaptations Romeo and Juliet (1968) and Hamlet...
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Short Biography, Paragraph of “Emil Zatopek” short paragraph for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduate Classes

Emil Zatopek Emil Zatopek, (1922- ). Czech athlete. The greatest runner of his time, he won his first Olympic gold medal in the 10,000 metres in 1948. Four years later, at the Helsinki Olympics, he won gold medals for the 5000 and 10,000 metres and the marathon. In the 10,000 metres he set five new world records during his career. Related posts: Short Biography, Paragraph of “Addison, Joseph” short paragraph...
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Short Biography, Paragraph of “Yevgeny Yevtushenko” short paragraph for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduate Classes

Yevgeny Yevtushenko Yevgeny Yevtushenko, (1933- ). Russian poet and writer. He was already publishing poems in journals at the age of 17, but made his name in the ‘thaw’ years that followed Stalin’s death. His works mark a return to personal rather than political poetry in the Soviet Union. The long poems Babiy Yar (1961), concerned with the massacre of Ukrainian Jews by the Nazis, and Bratsk Station (1966) were...
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Short Biography, Paragraph of “Boris Yeltsin” short paragraph for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduate Classes

Boris Yeltsin Boris Yeltsin, (1931- ) Russian politician; president (1991- ). Born in Sverdlovsk, he worked in the construction industry before becoming a full-time Communist Party worker in the 1960s. He went on to achieve national prominence as first secretary of the Moscow Communist Party (1985-87). A dynamic character, he clashed frequently with Gorbachov, whom he accused of being over-cautious in his reforms. Although Gorbachov eventually sacked him, Yeltsin was...
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Short Biography, Paragraph of “William Butler Yeats” short paragraph for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduate Classes

William Butler Yeats William Butler Yeats, (1865-1939). Irish poet and dramatist. The son of a painter, he studied art until 1889, when he published his first volume of poems, The Wanderings of Oisin (1889). Like much of his early poetry, this was based on Irish folklore. During the 1890s he involved himself in nationalist politics, partly out of love for the activist Maud Gonne. With a friend and patron, Lady...
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Short Biography, Paragraph of “Xerxes” short paragraph for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduate Classes

Xerxes Xerxes (c. 529-465 BC). King of Persia. He succeeded his father Darius in 486 BC and in 480 invaded Greece with enormous forces. After meeting unexpected resistance at Thermopylae, he was defeated by sea at Salamis (480) and by land at Plataea (479). Xerxes continued his father’s massive building project at Persepolis. A harsh ruler, he was assassinated in a palace intrigue. Related posts: Paragraph, Essay and Biography on...
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Short Biography, Paragraph of “Xenophon” short paragraph for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduate Classes

Xenophon Xenophon (c. 432-350 BC). Greek soldier and author. In 400 BC he led 10,000 Greek mercenaries, the survivors of an unsuccessful expedition against Persia, through hostile territory to safety by the Black Sea. This adventure is recorded in his Anabasis. Having been exiled from Athens for fighting against the Athenians for Sparta, he served as a mercenary officer until about 394, when he settled at his country estate near...
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