9 May: Atlantic people that built Europe

Today, Europe Day, CAAC will be glad to commemorate the historic Atlantic Arc figures that have been, through the centuries, contributing to the development of Europe. Even if they are many, this time we would like to highlight…
In the XV and XVI centuries:
–    Charles V and Philippe II, (trans) Atlantic kings and Infante Dom Henrique (Henry the Navigator)
–    John Hawkins, Francis Drake and some other pirates
–    Colomb, Magellan, Vasco da Gama, Jacques Cartier…
–    Luis de Camoës
In the XVIII century:
–    Elisabeth Ist
–    Edward Lloyd, Edward Hawke, Edward Boscawen, James Cook and Horatio Nelson
–    Richard Wall (Irish statesman born in Nantes that worked in Spain)
–    Chateaubriand and Jonathan Swift
–    On the Enlightenment: Adam Smith, Montesquieu, Laplace, Pablo de Olavide, Benito Feijoo, Martin Sarmiento, Marquis de Pombal,…  
–    James Watt
On the XIX and early XX:
–    Shipowners : Samuel Cunard, Edward Collins et Isaac Pereire ()
–    Romantic : Yeats, Rosalia de Castro, G.A. Bécquer, Alexandre Herculano
–    Naturalist : Flaubert, Joyce, Unamuno, José Maria de Eça de Queirós
–    Jules Verne, Lawrence of Arabia, Robert L. Stevenson
–    Oscar Wilde, Bernard Shaw
–    Gladstone, Aristides de Sousa Mendes,
–    Scientifics: Charles Darwin, Graham Bell, David Livingstone ; Henri Stanley, John H. Speke, Paul Cornu, Santiago Ramon y Cajal and Egas Moniz, Alexander Fleming. 
From 1950:
–    Samuel Beckett, José Saramago, J. K. Rowling, Michel Focault, Camilo Jose Cela,
–    Aristide Briand, Salvador de Madariaga, Mario Soares, Edmond Hervé, Olivier Guichard, Yves Morvan
–    Susan Jocelyn Bell
–   The Beatles, U2, Sean Connery

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