Garibaldi: The Italian Gaucho

Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807 -1882) was an Italian revolutionary and statesman, famous for his South American adventures, uniting Italy and -for some reason- wearing a poncho. Born in Nice, France he became a merchant marine captain aged 25 and eventually sailed to Brazil.

Aladdin and the Kamasutra

To say that British adventurer Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890) has seen the World would be an understatement. His journeys took him all across the globe from Africa, Asia to the Americas when much of it was still unexplored.

Van Gogh’s decade

The Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) was one the most famous artists of all time. Unfortunately for him, most of his fame came about after his death.

The invention of the balloon

The rubber party balloon was first invented by the English scientist Michael Faraday. In his experiments with gases in 1824, Faraday affixed two pieces of rubber together and inflated it.