169 illustrations of famous people including: Edgar Quinet, Jean Racine, Sir Walter Raleigh, Ramses (I, II, III), Raphael, Rembrandt Van Rhyn, Paul Revere, King Richard (I, II, III, IV), Theodore Roosevelt, William Rosecrans, Benjamin Rush, John Ruskin, and more

(1607-1669) Famous artist

Rembrandt Van Rhyn

(1607-1669) Famous artist

(1606-1669) Baroque painter of Amsterdam.

Rembrandt Van Rhyn

(1606-1669) Baroque painter of Amsterdam.

An eminent painter and etcher, born in Leyden, Holland, July 15, 1607; died in Amsterdam, Oct. 8, 1669. He was the son of a miller of the Rhine, near Leyden, studied in the Latin school of his native city, but in 1630 removed to Amsterdam, where he had studied art a number of years before.

Rembrandt Van Rhyn

An eminent painter and etcher, born in Leyden, Holland, July 15, 1607; died in Amsterdam, Oct. 8, 1669.…

American chemist and educator.

Ira Remsen

American chemist and educator.

(1823-1892) French author

Ernest Renan

(1823-1892) French author

"General Reno, born in Wheeling, W. Va., June 20th, 1823, died on South Mountain, Md., September 14th, 1862, was graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1846, and at once promoted brevet second lieutenant of ordinance. He served in the Mexican War, taking part in the battles of Cerro Gordo, Contreras, Churubusco, and Chapultepec, and in the siege of Vera Cruz he was commissioned second lieutenant, March 3rd, 1847; brevetted first lieutenant, April 18th, for gallant conduct in the first-named engagement, and captain, September 13th, for bravery at Chapultepec, where he was severely wounded. In the Civil War he was commissioned brigadier general, November 12th, 1861, and major general of volunteers, July 18th, 1862; led a brigade under General Burnside in the taking of Roanoke Island, N. C., February 8th, 1862; was engaged under General Pope at Manassas and Chantilly, Va. At Turner's Gap in South Mountain, Md., he repelled the Confederates under Lee, and after being in action all day he was killed in the evening of September 14th, 1862." —Leslie, 1896

General Jesse L. Reno

"General Reno, born in Wheeling, W. Va., June 20th, 1823, died on South Mountain, Md., September 14th,…

Cardinal de Retz.

Cardinal de Retz

Cardinal de Retz.

Silversmith, engraver, and American Patriot best known for warning the colonist's that 'The British are coming."

Paul Revere

Silversmith, engraver, and American Patriot best known for warning the colonist's that 'The British…

Paul Revere (1735 - 1818) was an American silversmith and a patriot in the American Revolution.

Paul Revere

Paul Revere (1735 - 1818) was an American silversmith and a patriot in the American Revolution.

(1723-1792) Portrait painter whose works include Sarah Siddons as the Tragic Muse and Dr Samuel Johnson. He was the first president of the Royal Academy

Reynolds

(1723-1792) Portrait painter whose works include Sarah Siddons as the Tragic Muse and Dr Samuel Johnson.…

Was in command of the First Corps of the Army at the Potomac and was engaged at Fredericksburg and at Gettysburg where he was struck by a rifle ball and killed.

General John Fulton Reynolds

Was in command of the First Corps of the Army at the Potomac and was engaged at Fredericksburg and at…

(1853-1902) "A South African statesman, known as the Empire Builder." -Foster, 1921

Cecil Rhodes

(1853-1902) "A South African statesman, known as the Empire Builder." -Foster, 1921

Founder of the state of Rhodesia, in Africa.

Cecil Rhodes

Founder of the state of Rhodesia, in Africa.

Isaac Rice was the name of our octegenarian guide. Like scores of those who fought our battles for freedom, and lived the allotted term of human life, he is left in his evening twilight to depend upon the cold friendship of the world for sustenance, and to feel the practical ingratitude of a people reveling in the enjoyment which is privations in early manhood contributed to secure.

Isaac Rice

Isaac Rice was the name of our octegenarian guide. Like scores of those who fought our battles for freedom,…

King of England

Richard I

King of England

Richard I of England.

Richard I

Richard I of England.

Richard I (8 September 1157 – 6 April 1199) was King of England from 6 July 1189 until his death. He was known as Richard the Lionheart, or Cœur de Lion, even before his accession, because of his reputation as a great military leader and warrior. Richard was a central Christian commander during the Third Crusade, effectively leading the campaign after the departure of Philip Augustus, and scoring considerable victories against his Muslim counterpart, Saladin.

Richard I

Richard I (8 September 1157 – 6 April 1199) was King of England from 6 July 1189 until his death.…

Richard I (8 September 1157 – 6 April 1199) was King of England from 6 July 1189 until his death. He also ruled as Duke of Normandy, Duke of Aquitaine, Duke of Gascony, Lord of Ireland, Lord of Cyprus, Count of Anjou, Count of Nantes and Overlord of Brittany at various times during the same period. He was known as Richard the Lionheart, or Cœur de Lion, even before his accession, because of his reputation as a great military leader and warrior. At only 16, Richard was commanding his own army, putting down rebellions in Poitou against his father, King Henry II. Richard was a central Christian commander during the Third Crusade, effectively leading the campaign after the departure of Philip Augustus, and scoring considerable victories against his Muslim counterpart, Saladin. While he spoke very little English and spent very little time in his Kingdom, preferring to use it as a source of revenue to support his armies, he was seen as a pious hero by his subjects. He remains one of the very few Kings of England remembered by his epithet, not number, and is an enduring, iconic figure in England.

Richard I of England

Richard I (8 September 1157 – 6 April 1199) was King of England from 6 July 1189 until his death.…

King of England from 1189 to 1199. He was often referred to as Richard the Lionheart.

King Richard I

King of England from 1189 to 1199. He was often referred to as Richard the Lionheart.

King of England

Richard II

King of England

Richard II

Richard II

Richard II

Richard II (6 January 1367 – ca. 14 February 1400) was King of England from 1377 until he was deposed in 1399. Richard, a son of Edward, the Black Prince, was born in 1367, during the reign of his grandfather, Edward III. Richard became second in line to the throne when his older brother Edward of Angoulême died, and heir apparent when his father died in 1376. With Edward III's death the following year, Richard succeeded to the throne at the age of ten.

Richard II

Richard II (6 January 1367 – ca. 14 February 1400) was King of England from 1377 until he was…

Richard II (6 January 1367 – ca. 14 February 1400) was King of England from 1377 until he was deposed in 1399. Richard, a son of Edward, the Black Prince, was born in 1367, during the reign of his grandfather, Edward III. Richard became second in line to the throne when his older brother Edward of Angoulême died, and heir apparent when his father died in 1376. With Edward III's death the following year, Richard succeeded to the throne at the age of ten.

Richard II of England

Richard II (6 January 1367 – ca. 14 February 1400) was King of England from 1377 until he was…

King of England; son of the Black Prince and Joanna of Kent; born in Bordeaux, Jan. 6, 1369.

King Richard II

King of England; son of the Black Prince and Joanna of Kent; born in Bordeaux, Jan. 6, 1369.

Richard III (2 October 1452 - 22 August 1485) was King of England from 1483 until his death. He was the last king from the House of York, and his defeat at the Battle of Bosworth marked the culmination of the Wars of the Roses and the end of the Plantagenet dynasty. After the death of his brother King Edward IV, Richard briefly governed as regent for Edward's son King Edward V with the title of Lord Protector, but he placed Edward and his brother Richard in the Tower (see Princes in the Tower) and seized the throne for himself, being crowned on 6 July 1483.

Richard III of England

Richard III (2 October 1452 - 22 August 1485) was King of England from 1483 until his death. He was…

Richard III (2 October 1452 – 22 August 1485) was King of England from 1483 until his death. He was the last king from the House of York, and his defeat at the Battle of Bosworth marked the culmination of the Wars of the Roses. After the death of his brother King Edward IV, Richard briefly governed as regent for Edward's son King Edward V with the title of Lord Protector, but he placed Edward and his brother Richard in the Tower and seized the throne for himself, being crowned on 6 July 1483.

Richard III of England

Richard III (2 October 1452 – 22 August 1485) was King of England from 1483 until his death. He…

King of England; son of Richard, Duke of York, a descendant of Edmund, Duke of York, fifth son of Edward III.; born in Fotheringhay Castle, Oct. 2, 1452.

King Richard III

King of England; son of Richard, Duke of York, a descendant of Edmund, Duke of York, fifth son of Edward…

Edward of York was born on April 28, 1442, at Rouen, France (in the Chateau de Rouen), the second son of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York (who had a strong genealogical claim to the throne of England) and Cecily Neville daughter of Ralph Neville and Joan Beaufort, a granddaughter of Edward III. Edward of York was the eldest of the four sons who survived to adulthood. The Duke of York's assertion of his claim to the crown in 1460 was the key escalation of the conflict known as the Wars of the Roses. When his father was killed at the Battle of Wakefield, Edward inherited his claim. However, it was rumoured that Edward was in fact the son of an archer named Blaybourne, with whom his mother Cecily Neville had had an affair in Rouen.

Richard IV of England

Edward of York was born on April 28, 1442, at Rouen, France (in the Chateau de Rouen), the second son…

(1157-1199) King Richard I of England

Richard the Lion-Hearted

(1157-1199) King Richard I of England

An English novelist; born in Derbyshire, in 1689. Like Matthew Prior, he was the son of a joiner; but unlike him, he made no effort to obscure his origin.

Samuel Richardson

An English novelist; born in Derbyshire, in 1689. Like Matthew Prior, he was the son of a joiner; but…

Armand Jean du Plessis de Richelieu, Cardinal-Duc de Richelieu (September 9, 1585 – December 4, 1642), was a French clergyman, noble, and statesman. Consecrated as a bishop in 1607, he later entered politics, becoming a Secretary of State in 1616. Richelieu soon rose in both the Church and the state, becoming a cardinal in 1622, and King Louis XIII's chief minister in 1624. He remained in office until his death in 1642; he was succeeded by Jules Cardinal Mazarin.

Richelieu

Armand Jean du Plessis de Richelieu, Cardinal-Duc de Richelieu (September 9, 1585 – December 4, 1642),…

A French clergyman, noble, and statesman.

Armand Richelieu

A French clergyman, noble, and statesman.

Armand Jean du Plessis de Richelieu, Cardinal-Duc de Richelieu (9 September 1585 – 4 December 1642), was a French clergyman, noble, and statesman. Consecrated as a bishop in 1608, he later entered politics, becoming a Secretary of State in 1616. Richelieu soon rose in both the Church and the state, becoming a cardinal in 1622, and King Louis XIII's chief minister in 1624. He remained in office until his death in 1642; he was succeeded by Jules Cardinal Mazarin.

Cardinal Richelieu

Armand Jean du Plessis de Richelieu, Cardinal-Duc de Richelieu (9 September 1585 – 4 December…

A German humorist; born in Wunsiedel, North Bavaria, March 21, 1763.

Jean Paul Richter

A German humorist; born in Wunsiedel, North Bavaria, March 21, 1763.

A noted author, born in Wunsiedel, near Baireuth, Germany, March 21, 1763; died Nov. 24, 1825.

Johann Richter

A noted author, born in Wunsiedel, near Baireuth, Germany, March 21, 1763; died Nov. 24, 1825.

James Brewerton Ricketts (June 21, 1817 – September 22, 1887) was a career officer in the United States Army, serving as a general in the Eastern Theater during the American Civil War.

James Brewerton Ricketts

James Brewerton Ricketts (June 21, 1817 – September 22, 1887) was a career officer in the United…

(1844-1890) Lawyer and senator from Virginia who served in the Confederate army.

Harrison H. Riddleberger

(1844-1890) Lawyer and senator from Virginia who served in the Confederate army.

Riedesel was the commander of a regiment of soldiers from the Duchy of Brunswick (Braunschweig) among the German units hired by the British during the American Revolution.

Frederick Adolph Riedesel

Riedesel was the commander of a regiment of soldiers from the Duchy of Brunswick (Braunschweig) among…

A roman patriot; born about 1310. He was of obscure birth; but having received an excellent education, which he improved by a strong will and vigorous understanding, he was sent by his fellow citizens to Clement VI., at Avignon, in order to prevail on that pontiff to return to Rome.

Nicola Rienzi

A roman patriot; born about 1310. He was of obscure birth; but having received an excellent education,…

(1853- ) American author known as the Hoosier poet

J. Whitcomb Riley

(1853- ) American author known as the Hoosier poet

A beloved American writer and poet called the "Hoosier poet" and America's "Children's Poet" made a start writing newspaper verse in Hoosier dialect for the <em>Indianapolis Journal</em> in 1875.

James Riley

A beloved American writer and poet called the "Hoosier poet" and America's "Children's Poet" made a…

(1724-1803) British publisher that emigrated in 1760 to Philadelphia that founded the New York Gazette. After the American Revolution his paper failed.

James Rivington

(1724-1803) British publisher that emigrated in 1760 to Philadelphia that founded the New York Gazette.…

Third Marquis, Robert Cecil , English Statesman, was born at Hartfield in 1830, and educated at Eton and Oxford.

Marquis of Salisbury, Robert Cecil

Third Marquis, Robert Cecil , English Statesman, was born at Hartfield in 1830, and educated at Eton…

Lord of Kandahar, Pretoria, and Waterford

Lord Roberts

Lord of Kandahar, Pretoria, and Waterford

James Robertson (June 28, 1742&ndash;September 1, 1814) was a North Carolina farmer and explorer of the 18th century.

James Robertson

James Robertson (June 28, 1742–September 1, 1814) was a North Carolina farmer and explorer of…

Maximilien Robespierre (1758-1794) elected to the Committee of Public Safety

Robespierre

Maximilien Robespierre (1758-1794) elected to the Committee of Public Safety

Maximillien Francois Marie Isidore de Robespierre (1758-1794) Well-known figure of the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror, which ended with his execution.

Robespierre

Maximillien Francois Marie Isidore de Robespierre (1758-1794) Well-known figure of the French Revolution…

An influential figure of the French Revolution.

Robespierre

An influential figure of the French Revolution.

An influential figure in the Committee of Public Safety of France and was instrumental in the period of the Reign of Terror. He was executed in 1794.

Robespierre

An influential figure in the Committee of Public Safety of France and was instrumental in the period…

Maximilien Fran&ccedil;ois Marie Isidore de Robespierre (6 May 1758 &ndash; 28 July 1794) is one of the best-known figures of the French Revolution. He studied at College of Louis-le-Grand in Paris and became a lawyer. His supporters called him "The Incorruptible." He was an influential member of the Committee of Public Safety and was instrumental in the period of the Revolution commonly known as the Reign of Terror that ended with his arrest and execution in 1794.

Maximilien Robespierre

Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre (6 May 1758 – 28 July 1794) is one of…

Beverly Robinson was a military officer born in Virginia in 1764 who fought in the American Revolution.

Beverly Robinson

Beverly Robinson was a military officer born in Virginia in 1764 who fought in the American Revolution.

First Governor of Kansas

Charles Robinson

First Governor of Kansas

Rochambeau and his men.

Rochambeau

Rochambeau and his men.

A journalist and statesman, born in Paris, France, Jan. 30, 1830. After attaining a liberal education, he engaged with the Paris "Figaro" as a writer of dramatic and art criticism, and later became a memeber of the editorial staff.

Victor Rocheport

A journalist and statesman, born in Paris, France, Jan. 30, 1830. After attaining a liberal education,…

John Rodgers was an American naval officer who served in the United States Navy from its organization in the 1790s through the late 1830s. His service included the Quasi-War with France and the War of 1812.

Commodore John Rodgers

John Rodgers was an American naval officer who served in the United States Navy from its organization…

Mrs. Rodgers was a delegate at the Knights of Labor convention at Richmond in 1887. She organized the first working women's union in Chicago and was president of the Eighth Ward Land League and also of the Daughters of Erin.

Elizabeth Rodgers

Mrs. Rodgers was a delegate at the Knights of Labor convention at Richmond in 1887. She organized the…

John Rodgers (8 August 1812 &ndash; 5 May 1882) was an admiral in the United States Navy.

Rear Admiral John Rodgers

John Rodgers (8 August 1812 – 5 May 1882) was an admiral in the United States Navy.

"General Isaac P. Rodman served in the Civil War."&mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

General Isaac P. Rodman

"General Isaac P. Rodman served in the Civil War."— Frank Leslie, 1896

(1845-1923) German scientist she produced and detected electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range today knob as X-rays or Röntgen rays, an achievement that earned him the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901.

Wilhelm Röntgen

(1845-1923) German scientist she produced and detected electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range…

A German physicist, of the University of Wurzburg, who, on Nov. 8, 1895, produced and detected electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range today known as x-rays or Rontgen Rays.

William Roentgen

A German physicist, of the University of Wurzburg, who, on Nov. 8, 1895, produced and detected electromagnetic…