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Wesley Augustus Williams

Wesley Augustus Williams was the first African-American officer in the New York City Fire Department. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1927. He was the third African-American man to join the New York Fire Department. He was one of the founders of ...

                                               

Rajie Cook

Rajie Cook, also known as Roger Cook, was an American graphic designer, artist, Palestinian peace activist, humanitarian and photographer. Cook was born in Newark, New Jersey. He was president of Cook and Shanosky Associates, a graphic design fir ...

                                               

Clara Hale

Clara McBride Hale, also known as Mother Hale, was an American humanitarian. She founded the Hale House Center, a home for unwanted children and children who were born addicted to drugs.

                                               

Barron Hilton

William Barron Hilton was an American business magnate, socialite, and hotel heir. He was the son and successor of hotel pioneer Conrad Hilton. He created a record in business and philanthropy that mirrored the success of his famous father. He wa ...

                                               

Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis, born as Jerome Levitch, was an American comedian, screenwriter, singer, humanitarian, producer, director, philanthropist and actor. He was of Jewish descent. He was best known for acting in comedy movies in the 1950s and 1960s such a ...

                                               

Roger Moore

Sir Roger George Moore was an English actor and a UNICEF ambassador. He is probably the most well known for playing fictional spy James Bond in seven movies from 1973 to 1985. He played James Bond more times than any other actor. He was also well ...

                                               

Albert Schweitzer

Ludwig Philipp Albert Schweitzer, MD, OM, was a French-German theologian, musician, philosopher and physician. He was born in Kaysersberg, at the time a part of the German Empire. He wrote books about music and religion. He started a famous hospi ...

                                               

Paul Eisler

Paul Eisler was an Austrian inventor. He invented the modern circuit board. He also invented fish fingers.

                                               

Kamil Tolon

Kamil Ozdemir Tolon, better known as Kamil Tolon, is a Turkish Entrepreneur, scientist, businessman and industrialist.

                                               

Wolfgang von Kempelen

Wolfgang von Kempelen was a Hungarian author and inventor. He is known for his chess-playing "automaton" hoax, The Turk, and for his speaking machine.

                                               

Immanuel Nobel

Immanuel Nobel, the younger, was a Swedish engineer and inventor. He was the inventor of the rotary lathe used in plywood manufacturing. He was the father of Robert Nobel, Ludvig Nobel and Alfred Nobel. He also often experimented with nitroglycer ...

                                               

David Unaipon

David Unaipon was an indigenous Australian preacher, inventor, writer and activist. He was a member of the Ngarrindjeri nation. He was born at Point McLeay, a Lutheran mission located on the mouth of the Murray River southeast of Adelaide. He pre ...

                                               

Patent attorney

A patent attorney is an attorney who has the specialized skills and training necessary for representing clients in obtaining patents and acting in all matters and procedures relating to patent law and practice. For example, the patent attorney ca ...

                                               

Chandrashekhar Agashe

Chandrashekhar Agashe was an Indian industrialist and lawyer, best remembered as the founder of the Brihan Maharashtra Sugar Syndicate Ltd. He served as the managing director of the company from its inception in 1934 till his death in 1956. He se ...

                                               

Aydın Aybay

Aydın Aybay was a Turkish professor of civil law, writer and lawyer. He was one of the founders of the Istanbul University Faculty of Political Sciences, the Maltepe University Faculty of Law and the Cumhuriyet Foundation.

                                               

Errol Barrow

Errol Walton Barrow, PC, Queens Counsel was a Caribbean and Barbadian politician and statesman and was the nations and country’s first Prime Minister of Barbados. He served as the first Prime Minister of Barbados from 30 November 1966 - 8 Septemb ...

                                               

Charles Albert Gobat

Charles Albert Gobat was a Swiss lawyer, educational administrator, and politician. He jointly received the Nobel Peace Prize with Elie Ducommun in 1902 for their leadership of the Permanent International Peace Bureau. Gobat was born on May 21, 1 ...

                                               

Henry DeWitt Hamilton

He was born on February 26, 1863 in White Hall, Illinois to Edwin Benjamin Brown Hamilton 1821-1894 and Mary Ann Hildred Chandler. He attended Shurtleff College and Columbia University and was admitted to the bar in New York in 1884. On June 30, ...

                                               

Raphael Lemkin

Raphael Lemkin, Polish: Rafal Lemkin was a lawyer of Polish-Jewish descent. Before World War II, Lemkin was interested in the Armenian Genocide and campaigned in the League of Nations to ban what he called "barbarity" and "vandalism". He is best ...

                                               

Arthur SeyS-Inquart

The title of this article contains the character S. Where it is unavailable or not wanted, the name may be written as Arthur Seyss-Inquart. Arthur SeyS-Inquart was a prominent lawyer and later Nazi official in pre-AnschluS Austria, the Third Reic ...

                                               

Bud Spencer

Bud Spencer was an Italian actor, filmmaker and a former professional swimmer. He was known for working on comedy movies with his longtime friend Terence Hill. Spencer is known for his roles in They Call Me Trinity, Trinity Is Still My Name, Crim ...

                                               

Edith Cavell

Edith Louisa Cavell was a British nurse. She saved the lives of soldiers from both sides. She helped some 200 Allied soldiers to escape from German-occupied Belgium during the First World War. She was arrested and accused of treason, found guilty ...

                                               

Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale, OM, was an English nurse. She helped create the modern techniques of nursing. She became a leader of the team of nurses who helped wounded soldiers during the Crimean War. She was the first female to receive the Order of Mer ...

                                               

Augustine of Hippo

On Free Choice of the Will Retractions: At the end of his life ca. 426-428 Augustine revisited his previous works in chronological order and suggested what he would have said differently in a work titled the Retractions, giving the reader a rare ...

                                               

Geber

Jābir ibn Hayyān, known in Latin as Geber, is the supposed author of a great number of writings in Arabic called the Jabirian corpus. The most important topics of these writings are: alchemy, cosmology, numerology, astrology, medicine, magic, mys ...

                                               

Krishnamurti

Jiddu Krishnamurti was an Indian-born speaker on philosophical and spiritual subjects. His career had two clearly distinct stages. In the first, he was the pupil and eventually leader of the new religious movement known as Theosophy. In the secon ...

                                               

Miyamoto Musashi

Miyamoto Musashi, was also known as Shinmen Takezō, Miyamoto Bennosuke or, by his Buddhist name, Niten Dōraku. He was a Japanese Samurai and rōnin. Even from a young age Musashi became well known for his excellent swordsmanship and won some sixty ...

                                               

Philo of Alexandria

Philo Judaeus, also known as Philo of Alexandria, was a Jewish philosopher who lived from c. 20 BC to c. 50 AD. Philo wanted to prove that the Torah and Greek philosophy actually agreed with each other and he used allegory to do that. In 38 AD, P ...

                                               

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, was a famous French-speaking philosopher. He was born in Geneva, Switzerland and always described himself as being Genevan.

                                               

Seneca the Younger

Lucius Annaeus Seneca was a Roman philosopher, poet and politician. He was born about 4 BC in Cordoba in Hispania. Senecas father was a writer known as Seneca the Elder. Senecas mother was called Helvia. Seneca often lived in the city of Rome. He ...

                                               

D. T. Suzuki

D.T. Suzuki was a Japanese philosopher and writer. His books and essays were on Buddhism, Zen and Shin. They spread interest in Eastern philosophy to the West. Suzuki was also a prolific translator of Chinese, Japanese, and Sanskrit literature. H ...

                                               

Cilician pirates

Cilician pirates dominated the Mediterranean Sea from the 2nd century BC until their suppression by Pompey in 67–66 BC. Because there were notorious pirate strongholds in Cilicia, on the southern coast of Asia Minor, the term "Cilician" was used ...

                                               

Wijerd Jelckama

Jelckama was born in the year 1490 in a large family of farmers and petty noblemen. He was descended from knights who had participated in the Crusades. One of his ancestors from his fathers side of the family had died at the Siege of Antioch. Jel ...

                                               

Mickey Hargitay

Miklos "Mickey" Hargitay was an actor and Mr. Universe 1955. He was born in Budapest, Hungary. He was married to Jayne Mansfield. He is the father of actress Mariska Hargitay. During their marriage, Hargitay and Mansfield made four movies togethe ...

                                               

Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro is an Orthodox Jewish American conservative commentator who considers himself a libertarian. Shapiro is pro-life and supports capital punishment. Shapiro has criticised the media for being too left-wing.

                                               

Smosh

Smosh is a web-based comedy duo. The members are Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla who have been on YouTube since 2005. Today they have over 5 different channels, over 300 videos on their main channel and over 10 million subscribers.

                                               

Politician

A politician is a person active in party politics, or a person holding or seeking office in government. In democratic countries, politicians seek elective positions within a government through elections or, at times, temporary appointment to repl ...

                                               

John Saldivar

John Birchman Saldivar is a Belizean politician. A member of the United Democratic Party, Saldivar is currently serving as the Minister of National Security and Defence since 8 March 2012. He is also the Member of Parliament for Belmopan constitu ...

                                               

President

A president is the leader of a country or a company or other group. A president is usually elected by the people in that group. Voting is one way to elect a president.

                                               

Christopher Malcolm

Christopher Chris Malcolm was a Scottish actor, director and producer. He began his career in 1968. He had many different roles in movies, television shows, and musical theatre such as The Empire Strikes Back, Absolutely Fabulous and The Rocky Ho ...

                                               

Michael Weist

Michael G. Weist III is a producer and actor US. He is known for his role as an actor in the movie Jawline. Weist is a member of the Recording Academy.

                                               

Helen Gurley Brown

Helen Gurley Brown was an American author, publisher, and businesswoman. She was editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine for 32 years.

                                               

Charco Press

Charco Press is an independent publisher based in United Kingdom. It primarily translates and publishes Latin American literature in English language. It was founded by Carolina Orloff and Samuel McDowell in 2016.

                                               

Louis Antoine Godey

Louis Antoine Godey was founder and publisher of the 19th-century womens magazine, Godeys Ladys Book. He was born in poverty in New York City, New York. His parents were survivors of the French Revolution. He was mostly self-educated. Godey went ...

                                               

Hugh Hefner

Hefner was born into a Methodist family, to Glenn Hefner, an accountant, and Grace Swanson Hefner, a teacher, on April 9, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois. He was raised in Woodlawn, Chicago. Hefner served in the US Army 1944 - 1946. He attended the Art ...

                                               

Holtzbrinck Publishing Group

Holtzbrinck Publishing Group is a private publishing company of Germany. Their office is located in Stuttgart, capital of Baden-Wurttemberg. Holtzbrinck Publishing Group is one of the big five English-language publishing companies in the world. T ...

                                               

John F. Kennedy Jr.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. often called John-John or JFK Jr., was an American lawyer and magazine publisher. He was the son of American President John F. Kennedy.

                                               

John Newbery

John Newbery was called "The Father of Childrens Literature". He lived and worked in England. He was the first book publisher to print lots of books for children such as A Little Pretty Pocket Book and The History Of Little Goody Two-Shoes. The N ...

                                               

Project Syndicate

Project Syndicate is an international media organization that publishes and shares commentary and analysis on important global topics. All opinion pieces are published on the Project Syndicate website. Then, they are also distributed to many part ...

                                               

Deborah Raffin

Deborah Iona Raffin was an American actress, director, screenwriter, and audio book publisher. She was known for her role in Touched by Love.