Eponyms . . . .
- Sunday, March 09, 2003
Bobbies - Sir Robert(Bobby) Peel, a British politician in 1850 organized a police force in England called bobbies.
Braille - Named for Louis Braille of France, who invented it to teach his blind students.
Cardigan - No joke! This type of sweater was first worn by none other than the Earl of Cardigan, in Great Britain.
Derby - A stiff felt hat favored today by rappers is credited to Edward Stanley, twelfth Earl of Derby.
Guillotine - Marie Antionettes favourite little toy came to be in 1789, by Dr.Joseph Guillotin of France.
Leotards - In the 1800's a french gymnast, Julius Leotard, designed these little beauties.
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