Mathew Lyons

The Death of a Mnemonist

Solomon Shereshevsky died on 1 May 1958. He dreamt of being a hero but achieved greatness of another kind.

The Birth of Ovid

Writing from exile, the Roman poet Ovid revealed his birth date as 24 March 43 BC. But on the cause of said exile, he was unusually reticent.

The Death of Caspar Hauser

Caspar Hauser died on 17 December 1833, but was it murder or a self-inflicted wound? Hauser’s mysterious death raised as many questions as his mysterious life.