What is the connection between Peter Stuyvesant, Josiah Wedgewood, and Sarah Bernhardt?
#73323. Asked by nibbles0011. (Dec 14 06 2:46 PM)
They were all amputees. Each of them lost a leg, as the Wiki sites on them explain.|
Each had a their right leg amputated.|
Peter Stuyvesant (1592-1672) Dutch colonial governor who resisted English seizure of New York. He lost his right leg during an expedition against the island of Saint Martin. It was replaced by a wooden leg.
Sarah Bernhardt...Name at birth: Henriette-Rosine Bernhard
Born: 25 October 1844
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 26 March 1923
Best Known As: Legendary French star of stage and screen
In 1905 she injured her right leg and in 1915 the leg was amputated, but Bernhardt continued to tour and perform. She died in 1923 shortly after beginning the filming of La Voyante.
Josiah Wedgwood (July 12, 1730 – January 3, 1795, born Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent) was an English potter, credited with the industrialization of the manufacture of pottery.
Not long after the new works opened, continuing trouble with his smallpox-afflicted knee made necessary the amputation of his right leg.
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