Catherine McAuley; a Sister of Mercy 0 (0)

Catherine McAuley; a Sister of Mercy 0 (0)

Catherine Elizabeth McAuley  was an Irish catholic sister, who started the religious order of The Sisters of Mercy in 1831.  The nobility of teaching religion, as well as literature has been attributed to catholic sisters, as they taught not only to Catholics, but also to Protestants.  This was the norm during those times (in 1800’s),…

South American Gaucho shown in banknote 0 (0)

South American Gaucho shown in banknote 0 (0)

Gauchos a traditional rancher, from  South America.  They are found in Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. They are skilled horse riders, known to be fearless and running their game. The gaucho is a symbolic rambler in Argentina. Gauchos are esteemed, greatly aggrandized in fables, lore and became an identifying part of their local culture . The gaucho…

Aborigine illustrated in banknotes 0 (0)

Aborigine illustrated in banknotes 0 (0)

When you hear the word Aborigine, what usually comes to mind?  I was taught that Aborigines are people native to Australia, but this is partly a misstatement.  The word itself is a compound word with Latin origin, meaning ab (from) origine (origin).  It can also mean, original inhabitants from the earliest times. Aborigine people or race…

Ruminahui head Chief General of Quito, Ecuador 5 (1)

Ruminahui head Chief General of Quito, Ecuador 5 (1)

Ruminahui a/k/a Rumiñahui, a/k/a Ruminawi, was Ecuador’s head Inca Chief. Rumiñahui comes from Quechua language (ancient Inca language) that mean rumi (stone), ñahui (face or eyes).  So he is depicted as the stone face native warrior. Rumiñahui was Atahualpa’s general stationed in Quito (Ecuador’s capital).  While the rule on Inca empire extended from parts of…

Nikola Fichev in 2,000 Bulgarian Banknote Square and Compass Icon 0 (0)
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Nikola Fichev in 2,000 Bulgarian Banknote Square and Compass Icon 0 (0)

Nikola Fichev (also known as Kolyu Ficheto) is Bulgaria’s recognized master architect. He began his building and interest in architecture at a young age, it is believed that he was self taught with the basics of of  architecture, involving drafting and arithmetic. He was one of the most creative architect of the 19th century.  It…