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Crown of Queen Maria Josepha

Crown of Maria Josepha was made for Archduchess Maria Josepha of Austria, wife of King Augustus III of Poland, for her coronation as Polish queen in 1734. In 1925 the Polish Government bought the silver regalia of King Augustus III and Queen Maria Josepha in Vienna for $35,000, it consisted of 2 crowns, 2 sceptres and 2 orbs made in about 1733. The original Crown Regalia were hidden - see War of the Polish Succession; the jewels were exhibited in Warsaw till 1939. In 1940 German forces stole them, they were found by Soviet troops in Germany and sent to the USSR, where they stayed until 1960, when they were returned to Poland. Today are deposited in the National Museum in Warsaw. Jerzy Lileyko. Regalia Polskie. Warszawa 1987. ISBN 83-03-02021-8 Janusz Miniewicz. Tajemnica polskich koron. Czy jest szansa ich odnalezienia?. Nowy Sącz 2006. ISBN 83-924034-2-8 Michał Rożek. Polskie koronacje i korony. Kraków 1987. ISBN 83-03-01914-7 The National Museum in Warsaw Silver regalia of King Augustus III and Queen Maria Josepha

Richard DeMillo

Richard Allan DeMillo is an American computer scientist and executive. He is Distinguished Professor of Computing and Professor of Management at the Georgia Institute of Technology. In 2009, he stepped down as the John P. Imlay Dean of Computing at Georgia Tech after serving in that role for six years, he directs Georgia Tech's Center for 21st Century Universities, a living laboratory devoted to fundamental change in higher education. He joined Georgia Tech in 2002 from The Hewlett-Packard Company, where he had served as the company's first Chief Technology Officer, he held executive positions with Telcordia Technologies and the National Science Foundation. He is a well-known researcher and author of over 100 articles and patents in the areas of computer security, software engineering, mathematics. A Minnesota native, Richard DeMillo was born and raised in Hibbing and received his Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul Minnesota in 1969 and a Ph. D. in information and computer science from Georgia Tech in 1972.

His first academic appointment was at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, but in 1976 he returned to Georgia Tech as an Associate Professor of Information and Computer Science, where he established a long-term collaboration with Richard Lipton. This collaboration led to a ground-breaking analysis of formal methods in computer science, the establishment of a new method for software testing, called Program Mutation among other results. In 1977, he collaborated with Lawrence Landweber to create THEORYNET, an early store-and-forward computer network, the predecessor of NSFNet, a network, absorbed by the Internet and managed by NSF until 1989. From 1981 to 1987 DeMillo was the Director of the Software Test and Evaluation Project for the US Department of Defense, he is credited with developing the DoD's policy for test and evaluation of software-intensive systems. In 1987, he moved to Purdue University where he was named Professor of Computer Science and Director of The Software Engineering Research Center.

In 1989, he became Director of the National Science Foundation Computer and Computation Research Division and presided over the growth of high performance computing and computational science programs. He held a visiting professorship at the University of Padua in Padua, Italy where he led the formation of a successful post-graduate program in software engineering. In 1995 he became Vice President and General Manager of Information and Computer Science Research at Bellcore, leading the invention of new technologies for e-commerce and communications. In 1997, he collaborated with Richard Lipton and Daniel Boneh to create the “Differential Fault Analysis” method of cryptanalysis, leading to a strengthening of existing standards for internet security. In 2000, DeMillo joined Hewlett-Packard as Chief Technology Officer. While working at HP, he led the company's introduction of a new processor architecture, a corporate trust and security strategy, the company's entry into open source software, he was the public spokesman for HP's technology and one of the most visible figures in IT.

In 2002, RSA Security appointed DeMillo to its board of directors, a position he held until 2007 when RSA was acquired by EMC. He remained at HP through the company's 2002 merger with Compaq computer and was named Vice President for Technology Strategy, he returned to Tech. Arriving in 2002, DeMillo replaced Peter A. Freeman as Dean of the Georgia Tech College of Computing and led the college to a period of aggressive growth at a time when Computer Science enrollments were in decline nationally, he led the formation of 3 new schools, 7 new degree programs, 3 international programs, 2 research centers. Under his tenure the ranking of Georgia Tech's graduate computer science programs rose from 14 to 9, he incorporated a broader focus into the College's undergraduate programs and launched a new program called "Threads", a student-centered approach to undergraduate education that has influenced computer science programs nationally and internationally. DeMillo was honored as an ACM Fellow in 2003 for "contributions to the engineering of reliable and secure software."

In 2004, he was honored as an AAAS Fellow. In June 2008, shortly after long-time Georgia Tech President Wayne Clough stepped down to become Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, DeMillo announced his resignation as Dean of the College of Computing. In 2010, he founded the Center for 21st Century Universities. In recognition of C21U as a "unique institution", the Lumina Foundation named him a Fellow in 2013. In 2011, his book Abelard to Apple: The Fate of American Colleges and Universities was published by MIT press and became the basis for the formation of a center dedicated to experimentation in higher education. A sequel entitled "Revolution in Higher Education: How a Small Band of Innovators Will Make College Accessible and Affordable: was published by MIT Press in 2015. In 2016, he was given the ANAK Society's award, granted annually to an outstanding Georgia Tech faculty member, is considered the most prestigious award of its kind. College of Computing profile Institute profile at the Wayback Machine Selected Publications of Richard DeMillo Interview with Richard DeMillo and DeMillo's resignation letter Richard Allan DeMillo at the Mathematics Genealogy Project

√Čtienne Balsan

Étienne Balsan was born in Paris, France, as Fulcran Étienne Balsan. A French socialite and heir, he was born into the family of wealthy industrialists from Châteauroux who created Balsan and provided the army with uniforms and originated the famous cloth known as "blue horizon." Balsan is best known in the present day as having kept Coco Chanel as his mistress. Among his other lovers was famed French actress and courtesan Émilienne d'Alençon. While the Balsan family was a part of the upper class circle, Étienne were neither landed gentry nor titled aristocrat. An officer in the cavalry, he renounced his career, to participate in races. A polo-player, he owned the estate Chateau de Royallieu near Compiègne; the chateau was located near the site of the Prix de Royallieu, a Group 2 flat horse race, active since 1922. He became her lover, they remained friends throughout their lives. In 1909, when Chanel settled in Paris, he lent her his bachelor flat on the ground floor, 160 Boulevard Malesherbes, helped her to open a boutique in Deauville.

Balsan introduced her to Paris society, including Englishman Arthur "Boy" Capel who became Chanel's lover, who helped Chanel to finance her early fashion business. His brother, Jacques Balsan, married the former Duchess of Marlborough. Balsan was portrayed by actor Benoît Poelvoorde in the feature film Coco avant Chanel, by Sagamore Stévenin in the television film Coco Chanel, by Rutger Hauer in the 1981 release Chanel Solitaire