• Pope Benedict XVI
    Pope Benedict born Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger was the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 19 April 2005 until his resignation on 28 February 2013. He became the first pontiff to step down in 600 years citing old age as his reason for retiring. Benedict was born in Markti, Bavaria,
    Germany, his father was a police in Hitler’s army. He in his youth joined the German army and towards the end of the war he deserted and fled. After the war ended he pursued his c...  more
  • Pele
    Edson Arantes do Nascimento famously known as Pele, was one of the greatest, most successful and popular athletes of all time, with a career that spanned over 20 years in football. He was named Athlete of the Century and was voted Athlete player of the century, by the International Olympic Committee and International Federation of Football History & Statistics respectively. On top of that he won the FIFA player of the century alongside Diego Maradona. Pele also holds a Guinness World Record for ...  more
  • Thomas Aquinas
    Saint Thomas Aquinas was an Italian of the Dominican Order, Catholic priest, and Doctor of the Church. He lived from 1225 to 1275. Aquinas was a greatly influential philosopher, theologian, and jurist in the tradition of scholasticism, within which he is also known as the Doctor Angelicus and the Doctor Communis. The name Aquinas identifies his ancestral origins in the county of Aquino in present-day Lazio. Aquinas started school at the age of five at Monte Cassino School before his studies were...  more
  • Pope John Paul II
    Pope John Paul II served as Pope and leader of the Vatican State from 1978 to 2005. John Paul II was elected by the second Papal conclave of 1978. The conclave was called after Pope John Paul I, the successor of Pope Paul VI, died 33 days after his ordination. John Paul II, formerly Cardinal Wojtyła, was elected on the third day of the meeting and took up his predecessor's name in honour of him. John Paul II is credited with assisting to end Communist rule in his native country of Poland and lat...  more
  • Joan of Arc
    Joan of Arc nicknamed "The Maid of Orléans", was a French heroine for her role during the Lancastrian phase of the Hundred Years' War and was canonized as a Roman Catholic saint. Joan of Arc was born to Jacques d'Arc and Isabelle Romée, a peasant family, at Domrémy in north-east France. Joan said she received visions of the Archangel Michael, Saint Margaret, and Saint Catherine of Alexandria instructing her to support Charles VII and recover France from English domination late in the Hundred Yea...  more
  • Otto Von Bismarck
    Otto Eduard Leopold, commonly known as Otto von Bismarck, was a Prussian leader who dominated German and European affairs from the 1860s until 1890. He was also the first Chancellor of the German Empire (1871 to 1890). Bismarck was appointed in 1862 by King Wilhelm I as Minister President of Prussia, a position he would hold until 1890. He launched three short, decisive wars against Denmark, Austria, and France. After receiving the support of the independent South German states in the Confederat...  more
  • John Calvin
    John Calvin was a French theologian, pastor and reformer in Geneva during the Protestant Reformation. He was a principal figure in the development of the Christian theology later called Calvinism, aspects of which include the doctrines of predestination and of the absolute sovereignty of God in salvation of the human soul from death and eternal damnation. Calvin was born in Picardy, France on 10 July 1509. He attended University of Orléans and University of Bourges where he studied both law and ...  more