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Amy Beach

Amy Beach

Biography of pianist and composer Amy Beach. Amy Marcy Beach (September 5, 1867 – December 27, 1944), was a American pianist and composer of classical music. She was the first successful female American composer. Many of her composition and performances were under the name Mrs. H.H.A. Beach. She was born Amy Marcy Cheney in Henniker, […]

Athanasius Kircher

Athanasius Kircher (1602-1680) was a German Jesuit priest and polymath.Athanasius Kircher (1602-1680) was a German Jesuit priest and polymath who spent most of his life in Rome. Kircher published a large number of large books on a very wide variety of subjects, such as Egyptology, geology, and music theory. Kircher’s greatest work is Oedipus Aegyptiacus […]

Erasmus Darwin

Erasmus Darwin (December 12, 1731 – April 18, 1802) trained as a physician and wrote extensively on medicine and botany, as well as poetry. Erasmus Darwin (December 12, 1731 – April 18, 1802) trained as a physician and wrote extensively on medicine and botany, as well as poetry. Living in Birmingham and Lichfield, England. He […]

Synaesthesia

Definition of synaesthesia. Synaesthesia is the neurological mixing of the senses. A synaesthetic may, for example, hear colors, see sounds, and taste tactile sensations. While this may happen in a person who has autism, it is by no means exclusive to autistics. Synaesthesia is a common effect of some hallucinogenic drugs such as LSD. Synaesthetics […]

Castel, Louis Bertrand

CASTEL, LOUIS BERTRAND (1688—1757), French mathematician, was born at Montpellier on the If th of November 1688, and entered the order of the Jesuits in 1703. Having studied literature, he afterwards devoted himself entirely to mathematics and natural philosophy. He wrote several scientific works, that which attracted most attention at the time ‘being his Optique […]