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[Helen] Beatrix Potter, Mrs William Heelis (1866–1943). She was the author of the Peter Rabbit book, among many others. When she died in 1943, she left over 4,000 acres of land, 16 farms, cottages and herds of cattle and Herdwick sheep to the British National Trust. Hers was the largest gift at that time to the National Trust, and it enabled the preservation of the lands now included in the Lake District National Park and the continuation of fell farming. The central office of the National…

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Langston Hughes - prominent figure during the Harlem Renaissance and one of my favorite poets. #blackhistorymonth

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The only known photograph of Frédéric Chopin -- taken by Louis-Auguste Bisson in 1849, the last year of Chopin’s life. Passionate, tragic, melancholic and patriotic, the great 19th-century composer Frédéric Chopin dreamed of freedom for Poland.

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from Telegraph.co.uk

Words by Leonard Cohen

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861) Born in Northumberland to part-Creole Jamaican parents, writer and translator Barrett Browning ranks as one of Britain’s foremost Romantic poets. Her first collection, An Essay on Mind and Other Poems was published in 1826, and in 1833 she also became famous as one of Britain’s few women translators of classical languages with her transcription from Greek of Aeschylus’ Prometheus Bound.

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