This week in history

Find out what happened on… July 11 – French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons discovered his first comet in 1801 July 11 – Japanese Kokichi Mikimoto obtained the first cultured pearl in 1893. July 12 or 13 – Roman general and statesman Julius Caesar was born in 100 B.C. July 14 – Austrian painter Gustav Klimt was […]

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Van Gogh’s 158th birthday

Today is the birthday of Vincent Van Gogh (and Warren Beatty, Eric Clapton and Celine Dion). Materials in Europeana on Van Gogh include paintings, letters and drawings, including his self portrait, the “potato eaters” and this painting of a seascape near Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer: Below you will find a selection of some more of the many items […]

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