Short Biography, Paragraph of “St. Benedict of Nursia” short paragraph for Class 12 and Graduate Classes

St. Benedict of Nursia St. Benedict of Nursia (c. 480-550 AD). Italian monk, founder of monasticism in the West. After living as a hermit and founding several monasteries, he and a group of followers settled at Monte Cassino, between Rome and Naples. Here he wrote the Rule, later known as the Benedictine Rule, which became the accepted monastic code of Western Europe. His feast day is 11 July. In 1964...
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Short Biography, Paragraph of “Saul Bellow” short paragraph for Class 12 and Graduate Classes

Saul Bellow Saul Bellow(1915), US novelist, born in Quebec, Canada. The son of poor Russian Jewish immigrants, Bellow published his first novel, Dangling Man; in 1944 His reputation as the leading US novelist of his generation was then established by such books as Henderson the Rain King (1959), the highly autobiographical Herzog (1964), and Mr. Sammler’s Planet (1970). Many of his novels and stories concern the plight of the modern...
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Short Biography, Paragraph of “Hilaire Belloc” short paragraph for Class 12 and Graduate Classes

Hilaire Belloc Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953), Catholic writer of Anglo-French parentage, who became a British citizen in 1902. He was a great friend of G. K. Chesterton and together they founded a weekly newspaper, the Eye-Witness. Belloc was a Liberal MP (1906-10) but was soon disillusioned with party politics. His works include poetry, such as the collection of humorous verse for children Cautionary Tales (1907), historical works, biographies, and travel books.
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Short Biography, Paragraph of “Giovanni  Bellini” short paragraph for Class 12 and Graduate Classes

Giovanni  Bellini Giovanni  Bellini (1430-1516), Venetian painter. He came from an artistic family, his father Jacopo and his elder brother Gentile both being accomplished painters. Giovanni painted many devotional works for churches, such as The Agony in the Garden and St Jerome (1513), which are noted for the naturalistic landscapes in which the figures are placed. He also painted portraits of the doges of Venice and semi-mythological subjects such as...
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Short Biography, Paragraph of “Alexander Graham Bell” short paragraph for Class 12 and Graduate Classes

Alexander Graham Bell Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), Scottish inventor. A teacher of elocution and speech correction, Bell went to live in Canada in 1870. He developed a method of teaching speech to the deaf and in 1873 became professor of vocal physiology at Boston University. In 1876 he obtained a patent for the telephone, which he had developed during long evening sessions with the mechanic Thomas Watson. He subsequently spent...
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Short Biography, Paragraph of “Ludwig van Beethoven” short paragraph for Class 12 and Graduate Classes

Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), German composer. The son of a musician, Beethoven published his earliest known composition when he was ten and a year later he was appointed deputy organist in the Court Opera House in Cologne. He was influenced by Mozart and Haydn, under whom he studied in Vienna (1787; 1792-94). The development of his style, which is usually divided into three periods, can be seen...
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Short Biography, Paragraph of “Sir Thomas Beecham” short paragraph for Class 12 and Graduate Classes

Sir Thomas Beecham Sir Thomas Beecham (1879-1961), British conductor. The grandson of the founder of a pharmaceutical firm, he established his New Symphony Orchestra in London in 1906. He helped to popularize the music of Frederrick Delius and introduced audiences in London to Russian ballet and opera. After World War II he founded the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (1947), and made a number of world tours. Beecham was noted for his...
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Short Biography, Paragraph of “The Venerable Bede” short paragraph for Class 12 and Graduate Classes

The Venerable Bede The Venerable Bede (673-735 AD), Monk, biblical scholar, and the first English historian. Bede devoted his life to teaching, writing, and study at the monastery of Jarrow, where he wrote the Ecclesiastical History of the English People. He died while working on an English translation of the Gospel of St John. Within 50 years he was revered as a’ saint. In the 11th century his bones were...
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