All the best for your birthday, Bolesław!

(Above: Drawing of Bolesław Prus by Aleksander Głowacki (Wikipedia)  It’s been 63 188 days (aka 173 years) since the birth of Aleksander Głowacki. You might (or more likely might not!) […]

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Happy Birthday, to the “King of Pirates”!

(Above: An early 20th-century painting depicting Captain Every’s encounter with Emperor Aurangzeb’s granddaughter and her retinue, by John Ward Dunsmore (1856–1945) (Wikipedia) Everyone loves a pirate, despite their questionable hygiene. Boys […]

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