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Chinese Americans

Chinese American describes citizens of the United States who have come from China or whose family came from China. They are the largest group of Asian Americans. Famous Chinese Americans include Yo Ma, Bruce Lee and George Li. As of 2010 there ar ...

                                               

Chinese Canadians

Chinese Canadians are Canadians that come from China or have ancestors that came from China. They are part of the Asian Canadians group. This group usually includes immigrants from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau. Data from StatsCan says that Ta ...

                                               

Faxian

Faxian was a Chinese Buddhist monk. He is also translator. He traveled by foot from China to India, visiting sacred Buddhist sites in Central, South and Southeast Asia between 399–412 to acquire Buddhist texts. He described his journey his travel ...

                                               

Mabel Ping-Hua Lee

Mabel Ping-Hua Lee was a Chinese-American woman. She worked hard for women to get the right to vote in the United States. She was a member of the Womens Political Equality League, She worked as the minister of the Chinese Baptist Mission". Lee wa ...

                                               

I. M. Pei

Ieoh Ming Pei was a Chinese American architect. Pei was an important name in his field, with his buildings built all over the world. When he was a child, he learned basic knowledge about architecture from his father.

                                               

Wang Shouren

Wang Yangming, courtesy name Boan, was a Chinese philosopher, official, educationist, calligraphist, and general during the Ming dynasty.

                                               

Gin D. Wong

Gin Dan Wong was a Chinese-born American architect. During his career, he was the chief of the Architectural Guild for the School of Architecture and Fine Arts at University of Southern California, the founder and chairman of Gin Wong Associates, ...

                                               

Pablo Escobar

Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria was a Colombian drug lord. He is known as one of the "Worlds Greatest Outlaws". Escobar was the hardest cocaine dealer to catch. He is probably the richest and most successful criminal in world history. Some sources s ...

                                               

Erick Morillo

Erick Morillo was a Colombian-American disc jockey, music producer, and record label owner. Morillo was best known for his international work in house music for the label Strictly Rhythm. He helped produce the 1993 hit "I Like to Move It". He won ...

                                               

Clodomiro Picado

Clodomiro Picado Twight was a Nicaraguan born Costa Rican biologist. Picado may have been the first to have learned about penicillin.

                                               

Croats

Croats are a South Slavic nation mostly living in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and nearby countries. There are around 5 million Croats living in the southern Central Europe region, along the east bank of the Adriatic Sea and an estimated 9 mil ...

                                               

Zvonko Busic

Zvonko Busic is a terrorist, mastermind of the 1976 hijacking of TWA Flight 355 and a bombing at Grand Central Station in New York. For this crime he was sentenced to the mandatory minimum term of life imprisonment. He spent 32 years in prison be ...

                                               

Jure Francetic

Jure Francetic was an Ustashe Commissioner of Bosnia and Herzegovina, war criminal, responsible for the massacre of Bosnian Serbs and Jews.

                                               

Camila Cabello

Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao, known simply as Camila Cabello, is a Cuban Mexican American singer and songwriter. Camilas dad is from Mexico and her mum is Cuban. She began her career in 2013 as a contestant on the American version of The X Facto ...

                                               

Oscar B. Cintas

Oscar Benjamin Cintas, was an important sugar and railroad magnate. He served as Cuba’s ambassador to the United States from 1932 until 1934. Cintas used to be a Cuban Ambassador to the United States. Cintas liked to collect art and manuscripts. ...

                                               

Jose Marti

Jose Julian Marti Perez was a Cuban patriot, freedom fighter and poet. Although he never lived to see Cuba free, he is considered the national hero.

                                               

Leon Redbone

Leon Redbone was a Cypriot-American singer, actor and guitarist. He played mostly jazz and blues. Redbone sang the theme to the television series Mr. Belvedere. He was a semi-regular musical guest on NBCs Saturday Night Live throughout the late 1 ...

                                               

Nikos Sampson

Nikos Sampson was a Cypriot politician. He was the leader of Cyprus for eight days in 1974. He had been active in EOKA before Cyprus became independent from the United Kingdom. EOKA wanted Cyprus and Greece to become a single country, and fought ...

                                               

Jiei Belohlavek

Jiei Belohlavek was a Czech conductor. He was the principal conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. His name "Belohlavek" means "Whitehead". It is pronounced "Bye-lo-hla-vek". He was born in Prague. Belohlavek studied conducting with Sergiu Celi ...

                                               

Jan Hus

Jan Hus, or John Huss was born in Husinec, Bohemia. He was a Bohemian religious thinker and reformer. He started a religious movement that was strongly influenced by the beliefs of British scholar, John Wycliffe. Hus studied at the University of ...

                                               

Vera Menchik

Vera Menchik was a British-Czech chess player. Menchik was the first womens world chess champion. She also competed in chess tournaments with some of the worlds leading male chess masters, defeating some of them, including future World Champion M ...

                                               

Otto Wichterle

He decided to be a chemist after his father, which co-owned a farm machine factory. He graduated from high school in Prostejov and then he studied at the Chemical and Technological Faculty of the Czech Technical University. After he got his diplo ...

                                               

Danish people

Danish people or Danes are the nation and ethnic group that is born in Denmark, and who speak Danish. There is also a Danish minority in Southern Schleswig. The first mention of Danes within the Danish territory is on the Jelling Rune Stone which ...

                                               

Frisian people

The Frisians are a group of people of northwestern Europe, living in an area known as Frisia. They are mainly in the Dutch areas of Friesland and Groningen and, in Germany, East Frisia and North Frisia. They are said to be a tall, big-boned and l ...

                                               

Vitus Bering

Vitus Jonassen Bering, also called Ivan Ivanovich Bering was a Danish seafarer and explorer. He went into the service of the Russian navy in 1704. He was commissioned a second lieutenant. During the Great Northern War he distinguished himself and ...

                                               

Bent Larsen

Jorgen Bent Larsen was a Danish chess Grandmaster. He was a six-time Danish champion, and a candidate for the World Chess Championship on four occasions: 1965, 1968, 1971, and 1977. He won three Interzonal tournaments: Amsterdam 1964, Sousse 1967 ...

                                               

Jean Rhys

Jean Rhys, CBE, born Ella Gwendolyn Rees Williams, was a novelist from Dominica. She is best known for her novel Wide Sargasso Sea.

                                               

Dominican people (Dominican Republic)

Dominicans are inhabitants or citizens of the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic is a multi-ethnic country in the Caribbean basin which is home to people of many different racial, ethnic, national and cultural backgrounds which has often ...

                                               

Afro-Dominican

This article is about inhabitants of the Dominican Republic of African descent. For inhabitants of the Commonwealth of Dominica of African descent, see Afro-Dominicans. Afro-Dominicans or Dominicans of African ancestry, are Dominicans whose ances ...

                                               

Saxons

The Saxons or Saxon people are a part of the German people, with their main areas of settlements in the German States of Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony, Westphalia, and the northeastern part of the Netherlands. First told about by the Ancient G ...

                                               

Shawkan

Mahmoud Abou Zeid or Shawkan is an Egyptian photojournalist. His photographs were published in many countries. He has been in prison without a trial since 2013, after he took photographs of a protest in Egypt.

                                               

Vello Asi

Vello Asi was an Estonian interior architect, graphic designer and professor at the Estonian Academy of Arts. Together with Vaino Tamm, he has been one of the most important interior architects and representer of modernist interiors in Estonia si ...

                                               

Abebe Bikila

Abebe Bikila was a double Olympic marathon champion from Ethiopia. He was the first black African Olympian to win a gold medal representing his own country. He is most famous for the gold medal he won in the 1960 Summer Olympics at Rome. He won t ...

                                               

Negrito

Negrito is the name for several ethnic groups from South and Southeast Asia. The name is the diminutive form of Negro. Like the term negro, many people consider it to be offensive. Usually, Negritos have a dark skin, curly hair, and do not grow t ...

                                               

Telesforo Trinidad

Telesforo de la Crux Trinidad was a Filipino fireman 2nd class in the United States Navy who received the Medal of Honor for actions, in Mexican waters near La Paz, on board the USS San Diego in peacetime. He was the second service member, and fi ...

                                               

Eero Saarinen

Eero Saarinen was a Finnish American architect and industrial designer of the 20th century. He was known for varying his style according to the demands of the project: simple, sweeping, arching structural curves or machine-like rationalism.

                                               

Eliel Saarinen

Gottlieb Eliel Saarinen was a Finnish-American architect known for his work with art nouveau buildings in the early years of the 20th century.

                                               

Mika Waltari

Mika Toimi Waltari was a Finnish writer. He is best known for his best-selling novel The Egyptian. His career lasted over 40 years. He wrote at least 29 novels, 15 novellas, 6 collections of stories or fairy tales, 6 collections of poetry and 26 ...

                                               

Alphonse of Poitiers

Alphonse of Poitiers or Alfonso or Alphonse was the Count of Poitou from 1225 and Count of Toulouse from 1247. Alphonse was a son of Louis VIII, King of France and Blanche of Castile. He was a younger brother of Louis IX of France and an older br ...

                                               

Gilles Deleuze

Gilles Deleuze ; 18 January 1925 – 4 November 1995) was a French philosopher. He wrote about philosophy, literature, movie, and art. His most popular books were the two parts of Capitalism and Scizophrenia. The first part is called Anti-Oedipus, ...

                                               

Joan of Arc

Saint Joan of Arc or The Maid of Orleans is a national heroine of France. She is also a Catholic saint. She was a peasant girl born in the east of France. Joan said that she had visions from God. In these visions, she said that God told her to ta ...

                                               

Louis Antoine de Pardaillan de Gondrin

Louis Antoine de Pardaillan, Duke of Antin was Marquis of Antin, Gondrin and of Montespan, then 1st Duke of Antin was a French nobleman. He was painted by Rigaud.

                                               

Louis Henri de Pardaillan de Gondrin

Louis Henri de Pardaillan, Marquis of Montespan was a French nobleman and Marquis an the husband of Françoise de Rochechouart. He was also a knight of honour" to Elisabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate, Madame Louis Henris only son Louis Antoine wo ...

                                               

Madame de Montespan

Françoise de Rochechouart, Marquise of Montespan was better known as Madame de Montespan. She was the most celebrated mistress of King Louis XIV of France. She had seven children with him. She had spent several years in fashonable Parisians salon ...

                                               

Madame du Barry

Jeanne Becu, Countess of Barry was the last mistress of Louis XV of France. She was one of the victims of the Reign of Terror.

                                               

Margaret of Anjou

Margaret of Anjou was the Queen of England by marriage to King Henry VI from 1445 to 1461 and again from 1470 to 1471. She was born in the Duchy of Lorraine into the House of Valois-Anjou. Margaret was the second eldest daughter of Rene, King of ...

                                               

Marie of Boulogne

Marie of Boulogne was the Countess of Boulogne from 1159 until 1170. Marie was the daughter of Stephen of England and Matilda of Boulogne. She was placed in a convent when she was young so that she could become a nun. When her brother, William of ...

                                               

Marie Emilie de Joly de Choin

Marie Emilie Therese de Joly, "Mademoiselle de Choin", was the second wife of Louis o France, Dauphin o France, Grand Dauphin ". As she was a member of the minor nobility, her marriage to the dauphin of France was never publicly announced. She wa ...

                                               

Louise Michel

For the 1936-1939 Spanish Civil War units, see Louise Michel Battalions Louise Michel was a French anarchist, school teacher and medical worker. She sometimes used the pseudonym Clemence and was also known as the red virgin of Montmartre.

                                               

Napoleon II of France

In 1940, Adolf Hitler had Napoleons remains moved from Vienna to the dome of Les Invalides in Paris. His remains were buried next to his fathers for some time, but were later moved to the lower church.