The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust recently unveiled a newly found portrait of the poet William Shakespeare.Painted in 1610, this painting is nearly 400 years old and has been reportedly sitting unnoticed in the Cobbe Family household for almost 300 years before a member of the family noticed a resemblance to already-existing portraits of the author. Upon further investigation, the portrait was indeed determined to be of Shakespeare.
Rabindranath Tagore (7 May 1861–7 August 1941), Bengali polymath who reshaped his region's literature and music. Author of Gitanjali and its "profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse", he became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. Tagore modernised Bengali art by spurning rigid classical forms and resisting linguistic strictures. He was highly influential in introducing the best of Indian culture to the West and vice versa.
George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham KG was the favourite, claimed by some to be the lover, of King James I of England. He remained at the height of royal favour for the first two years of the reign of Charles I, until he was assassinated.