114 illustrations of famous people including: Pope Urban (V, VIII), Martin Van Buren, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Sébastien le Prestre de Vauban, Diago Velasquez, Giuseppe Verdi, Jules Verne, Amerigo Vespucci, Queen Victoria, Virgil, Voltaire, and more

Giovanni da Verrazzano (c. 1485 – c. 1528) was an Italian explorer of North America, in the service of the French crown. He is renowned as the first European to explore the Atlantic coast of North America between South Carolina and Newfoundland, including New York Harbor and Narragansett Bay, in 1524.

Giovanni da Verrazzano

Giovanni da Verrazzano (c. 1485 – c. 1528) was an Italian explorer of North America, in the service…

The most celebrated painter and etcher of the Dutch school. He was born in 1606 at Leyden, where his father was a well-to-do miller.

Rembrandt Van Ryn

The most celebrated painter and etcher of the Dutch school. He was born in 1606 at Leyden, where his…

Roman Catholic Pope 1362-1370. Restored the papal seat from Avignon to Rome.

Pope Urban V

Roman Catholic Pope 1362-1370. Restored the papal seat from Avignon to Rome.

(1568-1644) Roman Catholic Pope 1623-1644.

Pope Urban VIII

(1568-1644) Roman Catholic Pope 1623-1644.

(1484-1551) A famous Swiss Humanist and mayor and reformer in St. Gallen.

Joachim Vadian

(1484-1551) A famous Swiss Humanist and mayor and reformer in St. Gallen.

(1500-1554) Conquistador of Chile and founder of Concepcion, Valdivia, and Santiago.

Pedro de Valdivia

(1500-1554) Conquistador of Chile and founder of Concepcion, Valdivia, and Santiago.

(1500-1554) Conquistador of Chile and founder of Concepcion, Valdivia, and Santiago.

Pedro de Valdivia

(1500-1554) Conquistador of Chile and founder of Concepcion, Valdivia, and Santiago.

Clement Laird Vallandigham (July 29, 1820 – June 17, 1871) was an Ohio unionist of the Copperhead faction of anti-war, pro-Confederate Democrats during the American Civil War.

Clement Laird Vallandigham

Clement Laird Vallandigham (July 29, 1820 – June 17, 1871) was an Ohio unionist of the Copperhead…

Anne Vallayer-Coster (1744-1818) was an eighteenth-century French painter. Known as a prodigy artist at a young age, she achieved fame and recognition very early in her career, being admitted to the Royal Academy in 1770, at the age of twenty-six. Despite the negative reputation that still-life painting had at this time, Vallayer-Coster's highly developed skills, especially in the depiction of flowers, soon generated a great deal of attention from collectors and other artists. Her "precocious talent and the rave reviews" earned her the attention of the court, where Marie-Antoinette took a particular interest in Vallayer-Coster's paintings.

Anne Vallayer-Coster

Anne Vallayer-Coster (1744-1818) was an eighteenth-century French painter. Known as a prodigy artist…

Madame De La Valliere.

Valliere

Madame De La Valliere.

The wife of Martin Van Buren, the 8th President of the United States. She died before her husband was elected in to office, and never served as First Lady.

Hannah Van Buren

The wife of Martin Van Buren, the 8th President of the United States. She died before her husband was…

(1782-1862) US President 1837-1841

Martin Van Buren

(1782-1862) US President 1837-1841

(1782-1862) 8th President of the U.S.

Martin Van Buren

(1782-1862) 8th President of the U.S.

The eighth president of the United States, born in Kinderhook, New York, Dec. 5, 1782; died there July 24, 1862.

Martin Van Buren

The eighth president of the United States, born in Kinderhook, New York, Dec. 5, 1782; died there July…

Martin Van Buren, the eighth president of the United States.

Martin Van Buren

Martin Van Buren, the eighth president of the United States.

(1782-1862) US President 1837-1841

Martin Van Buren

(1782-1862) US President 1837-1841

(1613-1670) Dutch painter famous for his portrait work.

Bartholomeus van der Helst

(1613-1670) Dutch painter famous for his portrait work.

A portrait of the great nineteenth century artist, Sir Anthony Van Dyck. The painting was done by the artist. It can now be found in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.

Sir Anthony Van Dyck

A portrait of the great nineteenth century artist, Sir Anthony Van Dyck. The painting was done by the…

(b. 1852) American educator and author

Henry Jackson Van Dyck

(b. 1852) American educator and author

(1599-1641) Flemish portrait and historical painter

Sir Anthony Van Dyck

(1599-1641) Flemish portrait and historical painter

(1599-1641) Flemish portrait and historical painter

Sir Anthony Van Dyke

(1599-1641) Flemish portrait and historical painter

"American poet, essayist and educator." -Foster, 1921

Henry Van Dyke

"American poet, essayist and educator." -Foster, 1921

(1599-1641) Famous painter

Sir Anthony Van Dyke

(1599-1641) Famous painter

Famous painters.

Hubert and Jean Van Eyck

Famous painters.

Solomon Van Vechten Van Rensselaer (August 6, 1774 – April 23, 1852) was an United States Representative from the state of New York, a lieutenant colonel during the War of 1812, and a postmaster. He was the son of Jeremiah Van Rensselaer and nephew of Killian Van Rensselaer, who were also Representatives.

Solomon Van Rensselaer

Solomon Van Vechten Van Rensselaer (August 6, 1774 – April 23, 1852) was an United States Representative…

Stephen Van Rensselaer III (November 1, 1765 – January 26, 1839) was Lieutenant Governor of New York as well as a statesman, soldier, and land-owner, the heir to one of the greatest estates in the New York region at the time. He was the father of Henry Bell Van Rensselaer, who was a politician and general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Stephen Van Rensselaer

Stephen Van Rensselaer III (November 1, 1765 – January 26, 1839) was Lieutenant Governor of New…

(1606-1654) Director general of the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam.

Wouter Van Twiller

(1606-1654) Director general of the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam.

Hero of the Civil War and Governor of North Carolina.

Hon. Zebulon B. Vance

Hero of the Civil War and Governor of North Carolina.

A successful female Methodist preacher in the late 19th century.

Maggie Vancott

A successful female Methodist preacher in the late 19th century.

"Cornelius Vanderbilt was involved in the New York Central Station."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Cornelius Vanderbilt

"Cornelius Vanderbilt was involved in the New York Central Station."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Known as the Commodore Vanderbilt and director of the Long Island Rail Road.

Cornelius Vanderbilt

Known as the Commodore Vanderbilt and director of the Long Island Rail Road.

A capitalist and philanthropist, born near Stapleton, Staten Island, New York, May 27, 1794; died in New York City, Jan. 4, 1877.

Cornelius Vanderbilt

A capitalist and philanthropist, born near Stapleton, Staten Island, New York, May 27, 1794; died in…

(1794-1877) "American capitalist and financier, born on Staten Island, NY." -Foster, 1921

Cornelius Vanderbilt

(1794-1877) "American capitalist and financier, born on Staten Island, NY." -Foster, 1921

(1612-1662) English statesman and writer. American governor of Massachusetts 1636-1637.

Sir Henry (Harry) Vane

(1612-1662) English statesman and writer. American governor of Massachusetts 1636-1637.

(1512-1574) Italian painter and architect. Wrote <I>Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects.</em>

Sir Henry (Harry) VaneGiorgio Vasari

(1512-1574) Italian painter and architect. Wrote Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and…

A Portuguese explorer, the first person to sail from Europe to India directly.

Vasco Da Gama

A Portuguese explorer, the first person to sail from Europe to India directly.

Ivan the Terrible was Ivan IV, czar of Russia.

Ivan Vasilyevich

Ivan the Terrible was Ivan IV, czar of Russia.

Vauban.

Vauban

Vauban.

(1633-1707) French military engineer and Marshal of France

Sébastien le Prestre de Vauban

(1633-1707) French military engineer and Marshal of France

(1633-1707) French military engineer and Marshal of France

Sébastien le Prestre de Vauban

(1633-1707) French military engineer and Marshal of France

(1b. 1850) Bulgarian author.

Ivan Vazoff

(1b. 1850) Bulgarian author.

This portrait of the artist, Tiziano Vecelli was etched by Agostino Carracci. The most famous quote by this artist is, "The whole world without Art would be one great wilderness."

Tiziano Vecelli

This portrait of the artist, Tiziano Vecelli was etched by Agostino Carracci. The most famous quote…

Companion of Cortes and General of the Canary Islands from 1666-1671.

Gabriel Lasso de La Vega

Companion of Cortes and General of the Canary Islands from 1666-1671.

(1599-1660) Spanish mannerist painter that worked with the Spanish court

Velasquez

(1599-1660) Spanish mannerist painter that worked with the Spanish court

(1599-1660) Spanish painter.

Diago Rodrigues de Silva y Velasquez

(1599-1660) Spanish painter.

(1599-1660) Spanish painter.

Diago Rodrigues de Silva y Velasquez

(1599-1660) Spanish painter.

(1599-1660) A Spanish painter.

Diago Rodrigues de Silva y Velasquez

(1599-1660) A Spanish painter.

A popular Greek revolutionary and Prime Minister of Greece, serving from 1910 to 1920 and again from 1928 to 1932.

Eleutherios Venizelos

A popular Greek revolutionary and Prime Minister of Greece, serving from 1910 to 1920 and again from…

(1814-1901) Italian operatic composer

Giuseppe Verdi

(1814-1901) Italian operatic composer

Italian composer

Giuseppe Verdi

Italian composer

The most influential composer of the 19th century's Italian School of Opera.

Giuseppe Vardi

The most influential composer of the 19th century's Italian School of Opera.

(1813-1901) Italian opera composer best known for Aida and Il Trovatore.

Giuseppe Verdi

(1813-1901) Italian opera composer best known for Aida and Il Trovatore.

Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes (December 20, 1717&mdash;February 13, 1787) was a French statesman and diplomat. His rivalry with the British, and his desire to avenge the disasters of the Seven Years' War, led to his support of the Thirteen Colonies in the American War of Independence, a step which would help bring about the French Revolution of 1789.

Charles Gravier Vergennes

Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes (December 20, 1717—February 13, 1787) was a French statesman…

(1717-1787) French minister of Foreign Affairs and confidential advisor to the King

Charles Gravier, Count De Vergennes

(1717-1787) French minister of Foreign Affairs and confidential advisor to the King

(1844-1896) French poet

Paul Verlaine

(1844-1896) French poet

French author and famous among the science-fiction genre.

Jules Vern

French author and famous among the science-fiction genre.

(1828-1905) French author most famous for Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea, From the Earth to the Moon, and Around the World in Eighty Days.

Jules Verne

(1828-1905) French author most famous for Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea, From the Earth to the…

(1789-1863) A French painter of portraits and battle scenes. This is a self portrait.

Horace Vernet

(1789-1863) A French painter of portraits and battle scenes. This is a self portrait.

(1528-1588) Italian painter of the Venitian school

Paul (Paulo) Veronese

(1528-1588) Italian painter of the Venitian school

Verrazano, the Florentine Navigator

Verrazano

Verrazano, the Florentine Navigator