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Aachen Cathedral: Charlemagne's Home

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Name: Aachen Cathedral Location: in the center of the city of Aachen, in the German state of Nordrhein-Westfalen Charles Martel died in his favorite city, Carisiacum  (nowadays, Querzy-Sur-Oise, in the north of Paris), where his son Pepin the Short (year 751 A.D) and his grandchildren Charles (future Charlemagne) and Carloman would be later crowned. Carloman died at a young age, just before his enmity with his younger brother Charles caused a catastrophic situation for the kingdom. The death of Carloman in 771 allowed Charles (742-814) to be crowned as a lone king in 768. A fast and victorious war against the Saxons made Charles take hold of the vast majority of lands of the ancient Roman Empire in Western Europe, except for the British Islands and the Iberic Peninsula. Charles added to his own name the adjective of Magno  (in English 'Magne') and utilized Christianity as a binding agent for his empire. The Saxon nobility admitted his participation in the newborn European po

Robert Kiyosaki: The Rich Dad

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Robert Kiyosaki (1947) is an entrepreneur, investor, writer, and public speaker on financial and business topics. Founder of Cash Flow Technologies, he started to be recognized after the release of his successful book "Rich Dad, Poor Dad". He's the author of multiple books about financial issues, among which we can highlight, besides the one already mentioned, "Cashflow Quadrant," "Why We Want You To Be Rich," or "The Business of the 21st Century". Now, let's review some of his most famous quotes, collected from Kiyosaki's work:

Jim Rohn: The Business Philosopher

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Jim Rohn (1930-2009), entrepreneur, writer, and public speaker, has been one of the most influential figures in personal development and it has been recognized by many as the "business philosopher". His speeches and seminars have been listened to by more than 300 million people from all over the world. Author of more than 30 books, his work has made a massive impact on other current experts like Anthony Robbins, Mark Victor Hansen, Brian Tracy or Jack Canfield, among others. His most popular book is "7 strategies for wealth and happiness". Jim Rohn (1930-2009)

Durham Castle and Cathedral: Pioneering English Architecture

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Name: Durham Castle and Cathedral. Location: in northeastern England, in Durham county, near the border with Scotland. Castle and cathedral: the two great symbols of medieval Europe form in Durham a harmonious complex, accentuated by its splendid placement on a rocky spur that dominates the water of River Wear. For centuries, these buildings incarnated the spiritual and temporary power of the prince bishops who governed in the border with Scotland on behalf of the English Crown; nowadays, they represent the most notable sample of the Anglo-Norman style that England used to challenge the Romanesque one. Durham Castle and Cathedral

Historic Center of Prague: A Treasure in Central Europe

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Name: Historic Center of Prague (Czech Republic). Location: in the center of the country, in Central Bohemia. The remains of prehistoric settlements in Prague, which have been preserved up to these days, barely provide us any information. The first people about whom we have enough data is the Boii, a Celtic people that made this region be known as Bohiobaemun , term from which comes the word  Bohemia , the name of this European region. In the 9th century, the Slavic tribe of the Czech settled near the banks of river Moldava (currently Vltava), and they fortified a hill, at the same place where it stands the spectacular Prague Castle nowadays; soon they dominated Bohemia  and converted this into their new capital. Old Town Square, Prague

Steve Jobs: An Absolute Genius

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Steve Jobs (1955-2011) was the founder of Apple Inc. and one of the most popular entrepreneurs of all time. Creator of numerous technological products consumed nowadays by people from all over the world like McIntosh, iPhone, iPod, iPad, or iTunes, among others. He was included in the list of the world's richest people by Forbes magazine. He published the book "I, Steve: Steve Jobs in His Own Words" and they have also been written several biographies about him and the company that bears his name. Some examples of these works are: "In 1984", by George Orwell; "Only the Paranoid Survive", by Andrew S. Grove; and the most famous biography of Steve Jobs, "Steve Jobs", by Walter Isaacson. Steve Jobs in his own House (Photo taken in 1982)

Prussian Heritage: The Brandenburg Gate

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Under Frederick William II, Prussia established a reputation as a country where the arts flourished. The king acquired the services of three major architects - Friedrich Wilhelm von Erdmannsdorff, Carl Gotthard Langhans, and Carl von Gontard - and appointed the young Johann Gottfried Schadow his court sculptor. He revived the Academy of Arts ( Akademie der K√ľnste ), which had been in existence since 1696, and in the Minister of State whom he appointed its curator, Friedrich Anton, Baron von Heinitz, he found a skillful reformer who in addition bridged the gulf between the arts and industry, since he was President of the Royal Porcelain Manufacturing Commission. In 1790, new regulations made it possible to build up a collection of models and found a school of draftsmanship for craftsmen. The royal collections were open to members of the Academy and their pupils, and methods of architectural training were updated. From 1786, the Academy held its regular exhibitions in Berlin, providing a