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Ranavalona III, last queen of Madagascar

“The Tiger has broken out of his den!“ - Napoleon slipping his cable and fleeing from Elba

"Studded with stars unutterably bright" - The Sky Disc of Nebra

"Those whom the gods love die young" - the Russian lyrical landscape painter Fyodor Alexandrovich Vasilyev

On the feast day of the beatified Pepin of Landen

"... the children thinking that it was the man who was being burned.” Erbsbären or Straw Bears in Central Europe

"I have the satisfaction to feel that I have opened to the view of the scientific public of Europe a most extensive tract of the secluded African world" - Heinrich Barth