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21 Topic Pages Found in Europe -- History and starting with the letter S
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Sainte-Beuve, Charles Augustin

1804-69 French writer and critic Born in Boulogne-sur-Mer, he was educated at the Collège Charlemagne in Paris, and then studied medicine (1824-27).

Open Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de
Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de

(Antoine-Marie-Roger de Saint-Exupéry) äNtwän'-märē'-rôzhā' də săNtĕgzüpārē' , 1900–1944, French aviator and writer. He became a commercial pilot and

Open Sandoz, Mari (1896-1966)
Sandoz, Mari (1896-1966)

Although generally neglected by critics because of the unorthodox nature of her best work, which combines the research techniques of the historian and


( skōlăs'tĭsĭzəm ), philosophy and theology of Western Christendom in the Middle Ages. Virtually all medieval philosophers of any significance were

Schumann, Clara, 1819-1896

German pianist and composer. She wrote a Concerto in A Minor for piano and orchestra 1835–36, a Piano Trio about 1846, and romances for piano. She


( sĭth'ēə ), ancient region of Eurasia, extending from the Danube on the west to the borders of China on the east. The Scythians flourished from the

A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy

A novel by Laurence Sterne (1713-68), written after his own two journeys to the Continent. Despite the title, the narrator, Parson Yorick (on holiday

Sewell, Anna (1820 - 1878)

Born into a strict Quaker home, S. was educated at home. She assisted with the household duties and acted as the family housekeeper while her mother


( sfôr'tsä ), Italian family that ruled the duchy of Milan from 1450 to 1535. Rising from peasant origins, the Sforzas became condottieri and used

Siemens, Werner von (1816-1892)

Place : Germany Subject : biography, technology and manufacturing German electrical engineer who discovered the dynamo principle and who organized the