Max Schmeling
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Born: September 28, 1905

Died: February 2, 2005 (age 99)

Nationality: German

Occupation: Athlete

Bio: Maximillian Adolph Otto Siegfried Schmeling was a German boxer who was heavyweight champion of the world between 1930 and 1932. His two fights with Joe Louis in 1936 and 1938 were worldwide social events because of their national associations. He was born in the Pomeranian town of Klein Luckow.

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A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them. It is wrong to his family. Children learn to read by being in the presence of books. The love of knowledge comes with reading and grows upon it. And the love of knowledge, in a young mind, is almost a warrant against the inferior excitement of passions and vices.

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