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George Sand

Amandine Aurore Lucile Dupin, later Baroness Dudevant, best known by her pseudonym George Sand, was a French novelist and feminist.

                                               

Georgian people

The Georgians are a Caucasian ethnic group that come from Georgia. Large Georgian communities are also present throughout Russia, European Union, United States, and South America. The majority of Georgians are Eastern Orthodox Christian. They mos ...

                                               

Sorbs

The Sorbs are Slavic people. They live mostly in Germany and Poland. There are 60.000 Sorbian people in the world. About 25.000 people speak one of the Sorbian languages. In Germany and Poland Sorbs do not use the old fashioned words "Wends" or " ...

                                               

John Hack

John Hack was a decorated hero of the Union Army in the American Civil War. He was born in Hessen, Germany and lived in Adrian, Michigan.

                                               

Leopold Poetsch

Leopold Poetsch was a German antiSemitic professor and a high school teacher of Adolf Hitler who influenced the future leaders later views. Poetsch came from the southern German border area. There, political fights between Slavs and ethnic German ...

                                               

Kofi Annan

Kofi Atta Annan was a Ghanaian diplomat. He served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations. He did this from 1 January 1997 to 31 December 2006. Annan and the United Nations were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize. The ...

                                               

Kwame Dawes

Kwame Dawes is a poet born in Ghana in 1962. Dawes was raised in Jamaica. He now lives in Nebraska where he is the editor of Prairie Schooner. His poetry relates to the Reggae music. He wrote a book called Bob Marley: Lyrical Genius 2007. His poe ...

                                               

Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark

Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark was a Greek and Danish prince of the House of Glucksburg. He was the son of George I of Greece and the grandson of Christian IX of Denmark. He was the father of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and father i ...

                                               

Byzantine Greeks

The Byzantine Greeks were the Greek people of Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. They lived in the lands of the Byzantine Empire like Greece, Asia Minor and Cyprus. They spoke medieval Greek, preserved Greek culture, obeyed Roman law and followe ...

                                               

El Greco

El Greco was a painter, sculptor, and architect of the Spanish Renaissance. He usually signed his paintings in Greek letters with his full name, Domenicos Theotokopoulos. El Greco was born in Crete, which was the center of Post-Byzantine art at t ...

                                               

Anna Komnene

Anna Komnene was a Greek princess, scholar and doctor. She was the eldest daughter of Emperor Alexios I Komnenos of Byzantium and Irene Doukaina. Komnene was born in Constantinople on 2 December 1083. She was originally engaged to Constantine Duc ...

                                               

Arawak people

The Arawak were a group of people who lived in the northern part of South America, and the Carribean. After the colonization of South America, they became extinct, within a period of about a century, to a century and a half. Today, only very few ...

                                               

Charlemagne Peralte

Charlemagne Massena Peralte was a leader in Haiti. He stood against the US Invasion of his country in 1915. He led fighters called the Cacos against the US forces in Haiti. The US needed to get more soldiers because Peraite was difficult to stop. ...

                                               

Sonia Pierre

Solange Pierre or Sonia Pierre, was a human rights activist in the Dominican Republic. She worked to end antihaitianismo, which is discrimination against people of Haitian origin either born in Haiti or in the Dominican Republic. For this work, s ...

                                               

Noemi Ban

Noemi Ban was a Hungarian-born American Jew. She was a survivor of the Holocaust. She was a Golden Apple Award-winning lecturer. She was a known public speaker and teacher in Washington state. Ban was born in Szeged, Kingdom of Hungary. Ban died ...

                                               

Elizabeth Bathory

Elizabeth Bathory was a countess who lived in Transylvania, then a part of the Kingdom of Hungary. She was from a very important family that included kings, cardinals, knights, and judges. Her family ruled Transylvania as an independent region wi ...

                                               

Ferenc Door

He was born in Petrilla, Transylvania on 14 June 1918. Between 1938–1941 he studied on the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in Budapest under the Istvan Szonyis hands. After the World War II he suffered a captivity of war in Siberia for three ye ...

                                               

George Andrew Olah

George Andrew Olah was an Hungarian-born American chemist. His research involves the generation and reactivity of carbocations using superacids. For this research, Olah was awarded a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1994. The American Chemical Society ...

                                               

Erik the Red

Erik the Red reydi) founded the first Nordic settlement in Greenland. He was born in the Jæren district of Rogaland, Norway, as the son of Þorvaldr Asvaldsson. He therefore also appears, patronymically, as Erik Thorvaldsson. His nickname, "the Re ...

                                               

Bobby Fischer

Robert James "Bobby" Fischer was an American-Icelandic chess Grandmaster and the eleventh World Chess Champion. As a teenager, Fischer became well-known worldwide because of his skill at chess. He won the American championship of 1963/64, winning ...

                                               

Ingolfr Arnarson

Ingolfr Arnarson and his wife, Hallveig Frodesdatter, are commonly said to be the first permanent Nordic settlers of Iceland. According to tradition, they founded Reykjavik in 874. According to the Landnamabok a book which describes the settlemen ...

                                               

Nair

According to some theories, the Nair have Indo-Scythian ancestry. During British rule, Nair were known as Nayarkutti and were important in politics, government, medicine, education, and law.

                                               

Padmashali

Padmashali or Padma Bramhana is a Hindu Bramhin in origin,and took up artisan tasks are predominantly found in South Indian States. The community members are traditionally weavers specialised in making clothes of all kinds. They engage as priests ...

                                               

Zou people

Zou Tribe is one of the Schedule Tribes of Manipur. The Zou tribal populace is mainly concentrated in two districts of the state, namely, Churachandpur and Chandel. Zou language has been incorporated in the study curriculum of several high school ...

                                               

Afzal-ud-Daula, Asaf Jah V

Afzal ad-Dawlah, Asaf Jah V Mir Tahniyath Ali Khan was the ruling Nizam of Hyderabad, India, from 1857 to 1869. Other reforms during his reign, by his Prime Minister Salar Jung, included the establishment of a governmental central treasury in 185 ...

                                               

Meher Baba

Meher Baba referred to himself as the Avatar of the Age. His birth name was Merwan Irani and his parents names were Sheriar and Shireen Irani. His family lived in Poona India, but they were of Persian descent. Today Persia is called Iran. They we ...

                                               

Chanakya

Chanakya was an adviser and a prime minister to Chandragupta Maurya. Chanakya helped Chandragupta create the Maurya Empire. Chanakya is considered a pioneer in economics. He wrote about economics a very long time before Ibn Khaldun.

                                               

Guru Nanak Dev

Sri Guru Nanak Ji was the creator of Sikhism, and the first of the ten Sikh Gurus. His fathers name is Mehta kalu" and mothers name is Mata tripta".The last Guru said that there would be no more Gurus after him and Sikhs would be taught by the Si ...

                                               

Kayastha

Kayastha is an ancient community. Kayastha word is very often seen in Tipitika the Buddhas verses where this is used for the deep jhanis It comes in the famous Buddhas discourse given in "Satipatthana Sutt" where the Gotama The Samma Sambuddha ex ...

                                               

Mumtaz Mahal

Arjumand Banu Begum was the second wife of Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor. Mumtaz Mahal was the nickname her husband gave to her.

                                               

Nana Sahib

Nana Sahib, born as Dhondu Pant, was an Indian Peshwa of the Maratha empire. An aristocrat and fighter, he led the rebellion in Cawnpore during the 1857 uprising. Nana rajguru, a teacher of Nana Sahib, who teach them youdh kala and strategy of po ...

                                               

Padmavati

Padmini, also known as Padmavati, was a legendary 13th–14th century Indian queen. Several 16th-century texts mention her, of which the earliest source is Padmavat. Padmavat is an epic fictionalized poem written by Malik Muhammad Jayasi in 1540 CE ...

                                               

Shihabuddin Omar

Shibab-ud-din Omar Khan Khalji was the third Sultan of the Khilji dynasty. He is the 13th sultan of the Delhi Sultanate.He was made the sultan at his younger age as a child. He became sultan with the help of Malik Kafur after the death of Alauddi ...

                                               

Boota Singh

Boota Singh, sometimes spelled as Buta Singh, was a Sikh soldier in the British Army. He served in Burma during World War II, under the command of Lord Mountbatten. He is very well known in India and Pakistan. He is famous for his tragic love sto ...

                                               

Firuz Shah Tughluq

Sultan Firuz Shah Tughlaq was a Turkic Muslim ruler of the Tughlaq Dynasty, who reigned over the Sultanate of Delhi from 1351 to 1388. His fathers name was Rajab who had the title Sipahsalar. He succeeded his cousin Muhammad bin Tughlaq following ...

                                               

Arab Indonesians

Arab Indonesians are citizens of Indonesia. Their origin is Arab, and they are mainly from Hadrami. Until 1919, they were part of Dutch East Indies law. Some people later gained economic power through real estate investment and trading. Currently ...

                                               

Toraja people

The Toraja are an ethnic group, indigenous to a part of South Sulawesi, Indonesia. There are about 650.000 of them around the world. 450.000 of these still live in the regency of Tana Toraja. Most of them are Christian. Others of them are Muslim ...

                                               

Diponegoro

Diponegoro was a Javanese prince who opposed the Dutch rule in Indonesia. He was the eldest son of Sultan Hamengkubowono III. Diponegoro was born at Yogyakarta in 1785 and died at Makassar in 1855. During the Dutch rule, a ruler like his father h ...

                                               

Mbah Gotho

Saparman Sodimejo, known more commonly as Mbah Gotho was an Indonesian man who unverifiably was claimed to have lived to be over 140 years. This would have made him the oldest person ever recorded. Mbah Gotho himself could not remember his date o ...

                                               

Aga Khan II

Aga Khan II the formal name for Aqa Ali Shah. He was a Muslim leader. He was the 47th Imam of a religious group called Nizari Ismaili Muslims. He became the Imam in 1881. He was a member of the Iranian royal family. He worked to improve his own c ...

                                               

Delara Darabi

Delara Darabi was a Iranian girl, who was sentenced to death at age of 17. She was convicted of murder, despite her highly probably innocence and was executed by hanging.

                                               

Darius I of Persia

Darius the Great was the son of Hystaspes and Shah of Iran from 522 BC to 485 BC. After Darius became Shah of Iran, he divided the Persian Empire into twenty provinces, and appointed a governor for each province. He introduced golden coins and de ...

                                               

Hafez

Khwajeh Shams al-Din Muhammad Hafez-e Shirazi or Hafez is a Persian poet. Hafez was born in Shiraz, Iran. Hafez learnt the Quran by heart at an early age. His poems are collected in Divan e Hafez. William Jones translated his work into English in ...

                                               

Neshat Jahandari

Neshat Jahandari is the first female Captain flying the MD80 based in Tehran, Iran. She is the second Iranian woman to qualify as a commercial airline pilot. She has flown 3000 thousand hours and is the youngest and only MD80 female captain of th ...

                                               

Chaldean Christians

Chaldean Christians are adherents of the Chaldean Catholic Church. Chaldeans are the largest Christian community in Iraq, estimated at between 400.000–600.000. Chaldeans have generally been well integrated into Iraqi society. They have not active ...

                                               

Samira Salih al-Nuaimi

Samira Salih al-Nuaimi was an Iraqi lawyer and human rights activist. She had criticized Islamic State on Twitter because they destroyed mosques, churches, and shrines. She was then kidnapped by men in masks. She was tortured for five days and th ...

                                               

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener KG, KP, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, ADC, PC was an Irish born British Field Marshal. Kitchener was Sirdar British Commander in Chief of the Egyptian Army. He defeated the Mahdist rebels a ...

                                               

William Orpen

Sir William Newenham Montague Orpen KBE RA was an Irish portrait painter, who worked mainly in London. He was an official war artist during World War I. Most of these works, 138 in all, he gave to the British Government. They have simple white fr ...

                                               

Peter Martyr dAnghiera

Peter Martyr dAnghiera was an Italian-born historian of Spain and of the discoveries and explorations in the Americas. The international form of his name is Pietro Martire dAnghiera. In different languages, his name is written: Italian - Martire ...

                                               

Camillo Berneri

Camillo Berneri was an Italian professor of philosophy, anarchist militant, propagandist and theorist. Berneri, a World War I veteran, University of Florence professor of humanities, and a member of the Unione Anarchica Italiana, fought always Fa ...