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  • Aug. 13, `1624: Cardinal Richelieu becomes chief minister of France.

    Cardinal Richelieu | Prime Minister of France

    lucidcafe.com 14 Aug '17, 12am

    was born Armand Jean du Plessis in Paris on September 9, 1585. He took the name Richelieu from the name of his family's estate. Armand was extremely intelligent and at the age of nine was sent to College de Navarre in Paris. In 1602, at age seventeen he began studying theology serious...

  • Buddha (The Awakened One) | Founder of Buddhism

    lucidcafe.com 03 Aug '17, 12pm

    is a title, not a name. It is derived from the Sanskrit: “Budh,” to know. It means “one who is awake” in the sense of having “woken up to reality.” This title was first given to a man named Siddartha Gautama , who lived 2,500 years ago in northern India. Siddartha Gautama was son of t...

  • The Prophet Muhammad

    lucidcafe.com 11 Feb '16, 5pm

    was born around the year 570 in the city of Mecca, Arabia. His name means "highly praised." Muhammad's full name was Abu al-Qasim Muhammad Ibn Abd Allah Ibn Abd al-Muttalib Ibn Hashim. He was the last prophet of the religion of Islam. Muhammad's father, Abdallah, died several weeks be...

  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau | Philosopher

    lucidcafe.com 28 Jun '16, 1pm

    was born on June 28, 1712 in Geneva, Switzerland. His mother died shortly after his birth. When Rousseau was 10 his father fled from Geneva to avoid imprisonment for a minor offense, leaving young Jean-Jacques to be raised by an aunt and uncle. Rousseau left Geneva at 16, wandering fr...

  • Charlemagne | King of the Franks | Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire

    lucidcafe.com 25 Jun '16, 6pm

    Charlemagne (English: Charles the Great, Dutch: Karel de Grote, German: Karl der Grosse, Latin: Carolus Magnus) was born on April 2, 742 in Northern Europe. Charles was the eldest son of Pippin III and Bertrada of Laon. ‘By the sword and the cross,’ Charlemagne became master of Wester...

  • Charlemagne | King of the Franks | Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire

    lucidcafe.com 25 Jun '16, 6pm

    Charlemagne (English: Charles the Great, Dutch: Karel de Grote, German: Karl der Grosse, Latin: Carolus Magnus) was born on April 2, 742 in Northern Europe. Charles was the eldest son of Pippin III and Bertrada of Laon. ‘By the sword and the cross,’ Charlemagne became master of Wester...

  • Marie Antoinette | Queen of France

    lucidcafe.com 15 Jan '16, 10pm

    was born November 2, 1755 in Vienna, Austria. She was the youngest and most beautiful daughter of Francis Stephen I and Maria Theresa , Emperor and Empress of the Holy Roman Empire. Marie Antoinette was brought up believing her destiny was to become queen of France. She married the cr...

  • #TISH 1Aug1818: Maria Mitchell born (d.1889); American astronomer discovered "Miss Mitchell's Comet" (C/1847 T1)

    Maria Mitchell | Astronomer

    lucidcafe.com 01 Aug '15, 3pm

    was born August 1, 1818 on the island of Nantucket in Massachusetts. She became the first acknowledged woman astronomer in the United States. Not many girls born in the early 1800s were encouraged by their parents to aspire to high goals. Not many were lucky enough to have a father li...

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