Jacint Verdaguer

Jacint Verdaguer i Santaló was a Spanish writer, regarded as one of the greatest poets of Catalan literature and a prominent literary figure of the Renaixença, a cultural revival movement of the late Romantic era. The bishop Josep Torras i Bages, one of the main figures of Catalan nationalism, called him the "Prince of Catalan poets", he was known as mossèn Cinto Verdaguer, because of his career as a priest, informally simply "mossèn Cinto". He was born in Folgueroles, a town on the Plain of Vic, in the comarca of Osona to a modest family who valued learning, his father, Josep Verdaguer i Ordeix, was a farmer. His mother, Josepa Santaló i Planes, a housewife and farmer, was to exercise great influence over young Jacint, as she conveyed to him a love of literature poetry, was a religious woman, he was the third of eight children. In 1855, at the age of 10, he entered the Seminary of Vic, as was expected for a child, not the first-born under the system of primogeniture and had to make his livelihood without relying on an inheritance.

Until he had lived like the other children in his town. The anecdotes told about him show that he stood out from his peers for his intelligence and courage, as well as his athletic constitution, he displayed a balanced attitude without any apparent religious inclinations. In 1863, when he was 18, he started to work as a tutor for a family at the Can Tona masia, while he continued to study. Can Tona is in the municipal district of today Calldetenes. In 1865, he participated in Barcelona's Jocs Florals—or "Floral Games"—poetry contest and won four prizes; the next year he won two prizes in the same Jocs Florals. On September 24, 1870, he was ordained a priest by the bishop Lluís Jordà in Vic, in October that same year, he said his first Mass, in the Sant Jordi hermitage; the next day he said his second Mass in the Sant Francesc hermitage near Vic. In 1871, his mother died at the age of 52. On September 1 he was appointed bishop coadjutor of the small town of Vinyoles d'Orís and three days he took up his charge.

In 1873, he published the cant "Passió de Nostre Senyor Jesucrist". He moved to Vic, he went on a trip to Roussillon and saw the mountain, El Canigó for the first time. In December, he joined the Companyia Transatlàntica trans-Atlantic steamship company as a chaplain because he was prescribed sea air for his health. On September 8, 1876, his father died at the age of 65. On board the "Ciudad Condal", on the return voyage from Cuba, Jacint Verdaguer finished his epic poem L'Atlàntida. In November he entered the palace of the Marquis of Comillas as an alms chaplain. In 1877, when he was 32, having returned from his journey, the jury of the Jocs Florals awarded him the special prize of the Diputation of Barcelona for L'Atlàntida. Now he had earned his reputation as a poet. In 1878, he traveled to Rome, where he was granted an audience with Pope Leo XIII, they discussed Verdaguer's poem L'Atlàntida. In 1880, as the winner of three prizes in the Jocs Florals, he was proclaimed "Master of the Gay Sciences".

That same year he published his book of poetry, which included "Llegenda de Montserrat", a legend in the form of a poem with 13 cantos. In 1883, the Barcelona City Council published a print-run of a hundred thousand copies of his "Oda a Barcelona", a 46-stanza poem; such a print-run was quite a remarkable given that the population of Barcelona at the time was 350,000, which would have amounted to about a copy per household. At the age of 39, Verdaguer traveled to Paris, Switzerland and Russia, his collection of poems Caritat was published to raise funds for reconstruction after the Andalusian earthquake of 25 December 1884. On March 21, 1886, when he was 41 years old, Bishop Morgades crowned him'Poet of Catalonia' in the monastery of Ripoll, he published the epic poem made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. In 1893, following controversy about aspects of his work as a priest, he left the post of alms chaplain at the Marqués de Comillas' palace; the publication of the trilogy Jesús Infant was completed, he was assigned to the sanctuary of La Gleva.

For a period, he was stripped of his office as priest, although this was restored. In 1894, the books Roser de tot l'any and Veus del bon pastor were published. On March 31 he left the sanctuary of La Gleva. On May 17, 1902, on his 57th birthday, he moved from his home at Carrer Aragó 235 in Barcelona to the country house known as Vil·la Joana, in Vallvidrera, where he hoped to convalesce. On June 10, he died in Vil·la Joana, now one of the Barcelona City History Museum heritage sites. Verdaguer was buried in Montjuïc Cemetery in Barcelona. Among his works are: L'Atlàntida, epic poem Idil·lis i cants místics, book of poems Montserrat, book of poems on the topic of Montserrat "A Barcelona", ode in 46 stanzas Caritat Canigó, epic poem Sant Francesc Flors del Calvari The scenic cantata Atlàntida, composed by Manuel de Falla and completed after de Falla's death by Ernesto Halffter, is based on Verdaguer's L'Atlàntida. Manuel de Falla considered this large-scale orc

Nick Fletcher

Nicholas "Nick" Fletcher is a Welsh film editor of animation. He edited the 1998 American film The Prince of Egypt by DreamWorks, he joined DreamWorks in 1995 as a supervising editor on animated features The Prince of Egypt and Shark Tale. He most worked as editor on the Bee Movie, he worked on Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron. Before joining DreamWorks, Fletcher worked at Amblimation in London, where he served as a supervising editor on An American Tail: Fievel Goes West, he served as the animation editor on Who Framed Roger Rabbit and as co-supervising editor on both We're Back! A Dinosaur's Balto. Born in Wales, Fletcher began his career at John Wood Sound Studios in London with work on various commercials, he moved on to Richard Williams Animation in 1981. Nick Fletcher on IMDb

Charles Peers

Sir Charles Peers was a British businessman who became the Chairman of the East India Company in 1714 and Lord Mayor of London in 1715. He had served as one of the Sheriffs of the City of London in 1708–1709. Peers was born to Edmund Peers and Mary Walden, in 1661, of the parish of the St. Katherine Creechurch, Aldgate ward, London, he started his career as a salter and as the London partner of William Morley and Company of Málaga and importers. He became Common Councilman for Aldgate Ward 1701–8, Alderman of Tower Ward 1708–37, he was a Director of the Bank of England in 1705-07 and 1708-12, a Director of the New East India Company in 1701-05 and 1706-09 and a Director of the United East India Company in 1712-15. He was Chairman of the latter for 1714-15, he was knighted on 16 July 1707. He served as Lord Mayor of London. List of Lord Mayors of London Noorthouck, John. "Addenda: The Mayors and Sheriffs of London". A New History of London: Including Westminster and Southwark. Pp. 889–893. Portrait of Sir Charles Peers, Lord Mayor of London at BBC