'St Peter ordaining St Stephen Deacon', mid 15th century. Artist: Fra Angelico
'St Peter ordaining St Stephen Deacon', mid 15th century. St Stephen (dc35), a deacon of the early Christian church in Jerusalem, was found guilty of blasphemy by the Sanhedrin. He was stoned to death, so becoming the first Christian martyr. Fresco in the Chapel of Nicholas V, Vatican, Rome, dedicated to St Stephen and St Laurence.
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The execution of Johan van Oldenbarneveldt, 1619, (1754). Creator: Isaak Tirion
The execution of Johan van Oldenbarneveldt, 1619, (1754). ''s Lands Advokaat Joan van Oldenbarneveld, op't Hofschavot in den Haage, gereed, om onthalst te worden, in't jaar 1619'. Dutch statesman and Land's Advocate Johan van Oldenbarneveldt (1547-1619) was arrested at the age of seventy-one, and tried before a bench of judges. In what was considered to be a 'kangaroo court', the the death sentence was pronounced on 12 May 1619. The next day he was beheaded in the Binnenhof, in The Hague. Van Oldenbarneveldt had played an important role in the Dutch struggle for independence from Spain, and in the same year of his death "The Tragedy of Sir John van Olden Barnavelt", a Jacobean play, was produced by the King's Men at the Globe Theatre in London.
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'An Artists Impression of the Disaster', and portraits of related people, (April 20), 1912
'An Artist's Impression of the Disaster', and portraits of related people, (April 20), 1912. 'Mr Guggenheim, one of the millionaire passengers'; Simon Guggenheim (1867-1941) - brother of Benjamin Guggenheim who was lost on the 'Titanic' - was not a passenger. 'Colonel May'. 'Colonel J J Astor, the famous millionaire - His wife is among the saved'; American businessman John Jacob Astor IV (1864-1912) was a First-Class passenger who died in the disaster. 'Senator Carter of the United States'. The White Star Line ship RMS 'Titanic' struck an iceberg in thick fog off Newfoundland on 14 April 1912. She was the largest and most luxurious ocean liner of her time, and thought to be unsinkable. In the collision, five of her watertight compartments were compromised and she sank. Out of the 2228 people on board, only 705 survived. A major cause of the loss of life was the insufficient number of lifeboats she carried. Page 16, from "Titanic In Memoriam Number", a special supplement in "The Daily Graphic" newspaper issued following the sinking of the 'Titanic' on 15 April 1912, published on 20 April 1912.
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