Monday, 20 August 2018

590) Muhammad I of Granada

Abu Abdullah Muhammad ibn Yusuf ibn Nasr (1195 – 1273). First ruler of the Emirate of Granada, the last independent Muslim state on the Iberian Peninsula, and the founder of its ruling Nasrid dynasty.

- "... soprannominato al-Aḥmar (il Rosso) per la colorazione rossiccia della barba." [nicknamed al-Aḥmar (the Red) because of the reddish shade of his beard] https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_ibn_Nasr

- "Muhammad I of Granada, also known as ibn Al-Ahmar (“the son of the red”). The Alhambra, in this theory, inherits its name from the hair of the King of Granada." https://www.inmsol.com/…/l…/the-origin-of-the-name-alhambra/

- "He got nickname“Al-hambra” because of his red hair and beard." https://chenfengsite.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/granada/

- "The founder of the dinasty of the Beny-Nasr, an Arab named Ibn-el-Ahmar, or the "Red man" because of his fair skin and hair..." https://books.google.it/books…




Sunday, 19 August 2018

589) Peter Paul Rubens

Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577 – 1640). Flemish artist. He is considered the most influential artist of Flemish Baroque tradition. Rubens' highly charged compositions reference erudite aspects of classical and Christian history. His unique and immensely popular Baroque style emphasized movement, color, and sensuality, which followed the immediate, dramatic artistic style promoted in the Counter-Reformation. Rubens specialized in making altarpieces, portraits, landscapes, and history paintings of mythological and allegorical subjects.
In addition to running a large studio in Antwerp that produced paintings popular with nobility and art collectors throughout Europe, Rubens was a classically educated humanist scholar and diplomat who was knighted by both Philip IV of Spain and Charles I of England. Rubens was a prolific artist. The catalogue of his works by Michael Jaffé lists 1,403 pieces, excluding numerous copies made in his workshop.


- "One has the work of a most energetic, red-haired and red-bearded Rubens, full of sympathy and understanding." http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/old-masters/rubens.htm





588) Herbert Oliver "Peter" Huntington-Whiteley

Capt. Herbert Oliver "Peter" Huntington-Whiteley (1920 - 1944). Grandson of Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin. He was a Captain in Ian Fleming's famed 30 Assault Unit during World War II.

- "Tall, red-haired Herbert Oliver Huntington-Whiteley, grandson of Stanley Baldwin..." https://books.google.it/books…




587) Stanley Baldwin

Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, (1867 – 1947). British statesman of the Conservative Party who dominated the government in his country between the world wars. Three times Prime Minister, he is the only British premier to have served under three monarchs (George V, Edward VIII and George VI).
Grandfather of Capt. Herbert Oliver Huntington-Whiteley.

We only found this reference.
- "Red-haired, somewhat awkward in his movements and with an outstretched hand." https://books.google.it/books…







586) Cyrus W. Field

Cyrus West Field (1819 – 1892). American businessman and financier who, along with other entrepreneurs, created the Atlantic Telegraph Company and laid the first telegraph cable across the Atlantic Ocean in 1858.

- "At the age of 34, lithe, red-haired Cyrus W. Field had retired from the paper business a rich man." https://books.google.it/books…

- "He had bright red hair like his grandfather, Cyrus West FIELD." http://atlantic-cable.com/Field/FieldDescendants.htm


585) Horace Wells

Horace Wells (1815 – 1848). American dentist who pioneered the use of anesthesia in dentistry, specifically nitrous oxide (or laughing gas).

- "It ruined her handsome, red-haired, lively and lovable husband..." https://books.google.it/books…

- "Soon after this presentation, Horace Wells was trying to do the first painless operation. After the lecture, Dr Warren called the man with a dense reddish hair:" http://neurologicalsociety.org/switching-off-consciousness…/


Saturday, 18 August 2018

584) Sigismund Casimir, Crown Prince of Poland

Sigismund Casimir, Crown Prince of Poland (1640 – 1647). Only legitimate son of King Władysław IV and his first wife Queen Cecilia Renata.