Discussion in 'BMP - Public' started by Kensuimo, Aug 19, 2016.
Pedro II of Brazil.
"His father's abrupt abdication and departure to Europe in 1831 left a five-year-old Pedro II as Emperor and led to a grim and lonely childhood and adolescence. Obliged to spend his time studying in preparation for rule, he knew only brief moments of happiness and encountered few friends of his age. His experiences with court intrigues and political disputes during this period greatly affected his later character; he grew into a man with a strong sense of duty and devotion toward his country and his people, yet increasingly resentful of his role as monarch.
Inheriting an Empire on the verge of disintegration, Pedro II turned Portuguese-speaking Brazil into an emerging power in the international arena. The nation grew to be distinguished from its Hispanic neighbors on account of its political stability, zealously guarded freedom of speech, respect for civil rights, vibrant economic growth and especially for its form of government: a functional, representative parliamentary monarchy. Brazil was also victorious in three international conflicts (the Platine War, the Uruguayan War and the Paraguayan War) under his rule, as well as prevailing in several other international disputes and domestic tensions. Pedro II steadfastly pushed through the abolition of slavery despite opposition from powerful political and economic interests. A savant in his own right, the Emperor established a reputation as a vigorous sponsor of learning, culture and the sciences. He won the respect and admiration of scholars such as Charles Darwin, Victor Hugo and Friedrich Nietzsche, and was a friend to Richard Wagner, Louis Pasteur and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, among others.
Although there was no desire for a change in the form of government among most Brazilians, the Emperor was overthrown in a sudden coup d'état that had almost no support outside a clique of military leaders who desired a form of republic headed by a dictator. Pedro II had become weary of emperorship and despaired over the monarchy's future prospects, despite its overwhelming popular support. He did not allow his ouster to be opposed and did not support any attempt to restore the monarchy. He spent the last two years of his life in exile in Europe, living alone on very little money.
The reign of Pedro II thus came to an unusual end—he was overthrown while highly regarded by the people and at the pinnacle of his popularity, and some of his accomplishments were soon brought to naught as Brazil slipped into a long period of weak governments, dictatorships, and constitutional and economic crises. The men who had exiled him soon began to see in him a model for the Brazilian republic. A few decades after his death, his reputation was restored and his remains were returned to Brazil with celebrations nationwide. Historians have regarded the Emperor in an extremely positive light and several have ranked him as the greatest Brazilian."
Edit: counterindicative photos.
So maybe FT.
Edit 2: nope, backswept.
Extreme aspiepath chin/Habsburg jaw.
Beata Szydlo, Prime Minister of Poland (left).
And vdeepsock for female.
Heather Wolfe, archivist/curator.
Downwardnose, elongated midface. Face looks super thallish. Might be dualback.
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Being a librarian is +2 to SMV in my book.
Peter Thiel, verticalscrunch widishspace downwardnose (the bridge curves but the base is flat) entrepreneur. Looks a lot like Gary Johnson- might be crinklesock dualfront. Also somewhat resembles Sam Harris.
I don't see a distinct front/backcone or backswept. His parietal is just generally enlarged.
You can't spell "H.R. McMaster" without "MT"
Deepsock biggishpar bigeye. If McCain were MT.
Aaron Burr, third Vice-President of the U.S. under Thomas Jefferson, onetime Continental Army officer, New York State Senator and state Attorney General. He's most famous for slaying Alexander Hamilton in a pistol duel, which was the culmination of a very long, very bitter professional feud between the two.
Exaggerated parietal elongation in this portrait:
Burr exhibits a craniological feature I've noticed on several people with bigmelon backs in which the mandible (lower jaw) and the lower edge of the occipital bone form one continuous, straight line all the way from the chin to the occ, like so:
Finally, a closer look at Burr's death mask reveals significant socket depth:
Burr physiognomically contrasts with his hated rival, Hamilton, who exhibits shallower sockets and what appears to be either Occipital or Fauxcippital mass (though we obviously have to take this with a grain of salt as statues can be unreliable):
It appears there was a significant interpersonal-hardware-incompatibility between the two, resulting in Hamilton accumulating honor-code violation after honor-code violation, until Burr could no longer tolerate himself and Hamilton being alive at the same time and challenged him to the infamous duel.
As for who was right and who was wrong in the feud, I'm not sure, as I don't know enough about the historical and interpersonal details surrounding the buildup. However, I've heard that there's a wonderful musical making the rounds on Broadway that should serve to fill you in with 100% historical accuracy!
"We wuz the founding fathers and sheeit!"
Burr, that chinproj tho...
Also Hamilton has impressive verticalscrunch, visible even from the side.
> the mandible (lower jaw) and the lower edge of the occipital bone form one continuous, straight line all the way from the chin to the occ
Perhaps this is the Leader's Line -
reduction in crippling lowslung occ mass, and enhancement of pugnacious chin strength.
Marion Le Pen: downwardnose narrowspace. Won a seat in France's legislative body at a very young age, almost certainly due to family influence. Somewhat resembles Ronda Rousey.
Halle Berry, bigeye widespace.
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Korey Jackson. Bigeye slight asymm bigpar.
Lindsay Shepherd, grad student. Cutie. Smallish maxilla (neotony), biggish if not bigpar. Downwardnose, asymm, bigeye.
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