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Charles XII of Sweden (1682-1718):  the mystery of his death now resolved by Icons of Europe. Unknown artist. Picasso (1881-1973). Chopin (1810-1849), Poland. Giuseppi Verdi (1813-1901), Italy. Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), Denmark. Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727), United Kingdom. Albert Einstein (1879-1955), Germany - and Switzerland and the United States, awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 1921.
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Icons of Europe's investigative research uncovers historical secrets and dispels longstanding myths related to cultural figures. A torch symbolizes life, truth and hope.

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12. Karl XII: Kungamord (Bokmässan 2018)
11.
Bel Canto: Chopin Teaching the Art of Singing¹
10. Chopin’s Dream [about Jenny Lind] (2013)
09. Symbolism in 19th Century Artworks (2012)
08. Shakespeare and His Stable of Bards (2011)
07. 74, Rue de Chaillot rediscovered (2010)
06. Protecting Mendelssohn’s Good Name (2009)
05. Polish Art Treasures in WW2 (2005) | NIFC.pl
04. Chopin and Jenny Lind: New Research (2005)²
03. Frederick Niecks | Frederick Niecks (2004)
02. Jane Stirling: An after-construction (2004)
01. Chopin and The Swedish Nightingale (2003)³


Much of the above information is freely available on this page (NB.copyright).  At a charge:  N° 12, 11, 10, 01:

Secrets and myths dispelled

Icons of Europe's investigative research uncovers historical secrets and dispel myths of Icons of art, music, literature, science and governance.  That content fuels publications and events as a source of knowledge and inspiration for all.

The research draws on a continuously expanding body of original period information collected since 2002.  Priority has so far been given to Charles XII of Sweden, Chopin and Jenny.Lind.

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"The one duty we owe to history is to rewrite it."
Oscar Wilde (The Critic As Artist, 1891).
The truth, and love

« … there exists a power that breaks everything that the lie has built,
and that power is the truth,
and there is also another power
that defies both time and space,
and that is – Love! »

« … det finns en makt, som bryter allt,
vad lögnen byggt,
och denna makt är sanningen,
och det finns dessutom en annan makt,
som trotsar både tid och rum,
och det är – kärleken! » (note 3).
 
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The author Cecilia Nordenkull, Icons of Europe will present her new book "KARL XII: Kungamord" at BOKMÄSSAN Göteborg Book Fair, September 2018.

New discovery in "BEL CANTO: Chopin Teaching the Art of Singing" by Icons of Europe (2013). Chopin tutored sopranos in the art of singing.  Composer pianist teacher with a piano and song method for his pupils.  Chopin as seen by his pupils, fellow artists, patrons and the international press.  

¹ Contrary to the traditional view that Chopin only gave piano lessons to high-society ladies in Paris and a few professionals, the booklet BEL.CANTO: Chopin Teaching the Art of Singing (2013) reveals that he also created Bel.Canto opera stars. 

² This research material contributed to a BBC documentary about Chopin.

Chopin's Dream / Jenny Lind Gala Concert:  2013 booklet by Icons of Europe chronicling Jenny Lind's love for Chopin. CHOPIN and The Swedish Nightingale (2003): The composer's life and times seen through his own letters - including his romance with Jenny Lind.
³ The revenue of this book is donated to the Icons of Europe TB Fund.

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Information not in the Icon series

- Jenny Lind:  Cadenze
- Hans Christian Andersen
- Arthur Hedley
- Musikverket, Stockholm
- Tributes to Poland
- Verdi
- Wagner
- Oscar Wilde
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Warsaw Congress 2010

³ Folke Sunesson, I Kalmar anno 1525
(translation of historical sketch 1772).
Project Runeberg.org, Sweden:
 
With reference to Chopin's lung disease,
WHO's director-general Dr Jong-Wook Lee signed an inscription on the front flap of Icons of Europe's book CHOPIN and The Swedish Nightingale (2003):

"The fight against the great infectious killers - HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria must remain among WHO's highirst priorities."
CHOPIN and The Swedish Nightingale (2003): The composer's life and times seen through his own letters - including his romance with Jenny Lind.