In 2013, many historical characters will be remembered and commemorated for their achievements, both personal and professional. Here we will see some of those who reached 150 years of history.
Abraham Lincoln. – Sixteenth President of the United States and the first for the Republican Party.
Lincoln showed his leadership to the U.S. population during the war and introduced measures that resulted in the abolition of slavery, issuing his Emancipation Proclamation on November 19, 1863 on his Gettysburg Address, considered as one of the finest pieces of oratory in the world, which synthesizes the spirit of democracy.
“The Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
Konstantin Stanislavski. – Born in Russia on January 5, 1863. Actor, stage director and theater educator, Stanislavski created the interpretive method, revolutionizing the performing arts in the twentieth century.
In France, he acted in amateur companies and met a retired actor from Poland called Stanislavski, whose name he adopted to work under this pseudonym, and to make his theatrical experiments more freely.
Constantine Cavafy. – Born in Alexandria, Egypt on April 29, 1863. Poet, considered one of the most important literary figures of the twentieth century and one of the greatest exponents of the rebirth of Modern Greek language.
He worked as a journalist and as an official. After his death, his work gradually gained influence. His atypical urban and introspective themes, and without complexes about the poet’s homosexual orientation, delayed its acceptance, although in the 1960s it became an icon of the gay culture.
Miguel Riofrio Sanchez. – Ecuadorian lawyer, educator, writer and poet , born in September 7, 1822 in the city of Loja.
Author of the first Ecuadorian novel “La Emancipada”, written in 1846 and published by installments through the newspaper La Union in 1863.