Giovanni della Porta, the Renaissance scholar who encrypted messages inside eggs to fool the Inquisition

Giovanni Battista della Porta was born in November 1535 in Vico Equense, a municipality of the Kingdom of Naples that since 1504, by the Treaty of Lyon, belonged to the Crown of Aragon and with the rise to the throne of Joanna the Mad was transformed into a viceroyalty, remaining in Spanish possession until 1704.…Continue readingGiovanni della Porta, the Renaissance scholar who encrypted messages inside eggs to fool the Inquisition

Eduard Bloch, the Jewish doctor whom Hitler helped to leave Germany in 1940

In March 1941 it had been about a year and a half since the outbreak of World War II, but there were still eight months before Pearl Harbor was attacked and the United States entered the fighting. That’s why Collier’s Weekly, one of the most important and widely read weeklies in the country at the…Continue readingEduard Bloch, the Jewish doctor whom Hitler helped to leave Germany in 1940

10 historical characters who mysteriously disappeared

Every day people disappear somewhere in the world. It’s disturbing, but it’s a fact. It is not something that has to do with modern times, it has happened throughout human history. And when the disappeared person is a public, known, or prominent figure, it is recorded for posterity as a mystery. The list of these…Continue reading10 historical characters who mysteriously disappeared