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Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Muhammad Ali Jinnah, was a Pakistani politician. He is the founder of Pakistan. After the partition of India, he became the Governor-General of Pakistan. As a mark of respect, Pakistanis call him Quaid-e-Azam. bra Quaid-e-Azam is a phrase which, ...

                                               

Khalid ibn al-Walid

Khālid ibn al-Walīd also known as Sayf-Allah al-Maslul, was one of the two famous Arab generals of the Muslim army during the Muslim conquests of the 7th Century. He is famous for his military success, as he commanded the forces of Muhammad and o ...

                                               

Aga Khan III

Sir Sultan Muhammed Shah, Aga Khan III, GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, GCVO, PC was the 48th Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims. He became Imam at a very young age. He was seven years old when his father, Aga Khan II, died in 1885. He was one of the founders an ...

                                               

Al-Khwarizmi

Muhammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī was a Persian Muslim mathematician and astronomer. He was believed to have been born around 800 AD and died in 850 AD during the Abbasid Empire. Al-Khwarizmi was known for the book he wrote about algebra, Compendiou ...

                                               

Mai Safoora

Rabia Zaman Mai Safoora Qadiriyya or Mai Safoora was a holy Sufi lady of southern Punjab. Her modesty and piousness are described by many contemporary historians. Her Sufi position was accepted by the poet Ali Haider who previously believed that ...

                                               

Muhammed Ahmed

Muhammad Ahmad bin Abd Allah was a religious leader of the Sufi Samaniyya order in Sudan. On 29 June 1881, he proclaimed himself as the Mahdi or messianic redeemer of the Islamic faith. His proclamation came during a period of widespread resentme ...

                                               

Muhammad al-Qaim Bi-Amrillah

Muhammad al-Qaim Bi-Amrillah was the second Caliph of the Fatimids in Ifriqiya and ruled from 934 to 946. He is the 12th Imam according to Ismaili Faatemi faith. Al-Qaim sometimes also spelled Kaim was born in Salamya in Syria in 895 with the nam ...

                                               

Kazi Nazrul Islam

Kazi Nazrul Islam was a Bangladeshi poet, musician and revolutionary. His nickname was "Rebel Poet". He was the first to make poems talking about intense spiritual rebellion against fascism and oppression. Nazrul is the national poet of Banglades ...

                                               

Saladin

Saladin, or Sultan Salāh ad-Dīn Yūsuf ibn Ayyūb was a famous Sultan of Egypt and Syria during the Crusades. A Muslim of Kurdish origin, Saladin led the Muslim opposition to the European Crusaders in the Levant. At the height of his power, his sul ...

                                               

Ali Abdullah Saleh

Ali Abdullah Saleh was a Yemeni politician. He was the first President of the Republic of Yemen. Before that time, Saleh served as the President of the Yemen Arab Republic from 1978 until 1990. In 1990, he assumed the office of chairman of the Pr ...

                                               

Salma Lakhani

Salma Lakhani is a Canadian businessperson and philanthropist. She will be the next Lieutenant Governor of Alberta. She will also be the first Muslim Lieutenant Governor in Canada.

                                               

Shah Aqeeq Baba

Shah Aqeeq lived from about 1432 to 1451. He is celebrated as a Suhrawardi Sufi Saint. Shah Aqeeq lived in Uch, Punjab till the age of 7 but after his father Syed Muhammad Sharifuddin Ibn Abdullah Bhukaris death he and their brothers migrated to ...

                                               

Shaykh al-Islam

Shaykh al-Islam is a title of respect for outstanding scholars of Islam. The title may also be used for the chief expert in Islamic Law of a city or kingdom. The title shaykh al-Islam was reserved for very few scholars. Usually those with the gre ...

                                               

Shia Islam

Shia Islam is the second largest branch of Islam. Shia Muslims believe that Prophet Muhammad under the command of God chose Ali as Caliph and publicly declared it, in his last sermon after Hajj at Ghadeer Khumm. Shia Muslims believe in the teachi ...

                                               

Suharto

Suharto was an Indonesian military and political leader. He was a military officer in the Indonesian Army. He is better known as the second President of Indonesia. He held the office for a long time, from 1967 to 1998.

                                               

Sunni Islam

Sunni Islam is the largest branch of Islam. They are the branch of Islam that came through the Rashidun Empire, which started with Abu Bakr and ended by Ali ibn Abi Talib. Sunni beliefs are based on the Quran and the Kutub al-Sittah. Sunnis make ...

                                               

Rostam Giv

Rostam Giv or Arbab Rostam Giv, was the founder of Giv charity foundation. He was the third representative of Iranian Zoroastrians in the Iranian parliament. He was also a senator of the Iranian Senate.

                                               

Farhang Mehr

Farhang Mehr was an American political scientist, academic and researcher, and former Iranian politician. He was a Zoroastrian. Mehr was born in a Zoroastrian family in Tehran. His father, Mehraban, was from the province of Kerman, and migrated t ...

                                               

Jesse Helms

Jesse Helms was a Senator from North Carolina. He was also the longest serving senator from that state, serving five terms. He opposed school integration, the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act, interracial marriage, civil rights, feminism, ...

                                               

Fred Phelps

Fred Waldron Phelps Sr. was an American pastor, civil rights activist and disbarred lawyer. He was born in Meridian, Mississippi. He is best known for heading the Westboro Baptist Church, an independent Baptist church based in Topeka, Kansas. He ...

                                               

John Templeton Jr.

John Marks Jack Templeton Jr. was an American medical doctor. He served as the Chairman and President of the John Templeton Foundation until his death, and also worked as a pediatric surgeon. He was a Republican. Templeton was born in New York Ci ...

                                               

Andrea Dworkin

Andrea Rita Dworkin was an American radical feminist and writer. Dworkin wrote ten books about radical feminism. She was most famous for saying that pornography hurts the women who participate in it and makes men who watch it believe harmful thin ...

                                               

Charles Keating

Charles Humphrey Keating, Jr. was an American lawyer, real estate developer, and banker. Keating is known for his crimes in the Savings and loan crisis of the late 1980s. He served four and a half years in prison before those convictions were ove ...

                                               

Linda Lovelace

Linda Lovelace was an American pornographic actress best known for her starring role in 1972 movie Deep Throat. She was born Linda Susan Boreman in the Bronx, New York City. She was married to Chuck Traynor 1937-2002 from 1971 until 1973; he freq ...

                                               

Judith Reisman

Judith Ann Reisman was an American cultural conservative author. She was best known for her criticism of Alfred Kinsey. She was called the "founder of the modern anti-Kinsey movement".

                                               

Marquis de Sade

Donatien Alphonse François, Comte de Sade, better known as the Marquis de Sade) was a French nobleman, writer and philosopher who was born in Paris. The de Sade family were French nobility, who came from Provence. Different members of the house h ...

                                               

Shere Hite

Shere Hite was an American and a German feminist and sexologist. She was known for her research on womens orgasms. The Hite Report: A Nationwide Study of Female Sexuality was published in 1976. The report is Hites most famous work.

                                               

Virginia E. Johnson

Virginia Eshelman Johnson was an American sexologist and psychologist, best known as the junior member of the Masters and Johnson sexuality research team. Johnson was born on February 11, 1925 in Springfield, Missouri. She studied at Drury Univer ...

                                               

Alfred Kinsey

Alfred Charles Kinsey was an American biologist. He was born in Hoboken, New Jersey. In the first part of his career he was an entomologist specializing in gall wasps of the family Cynipidae. Later, he became famous for the research he did on hum ...

                                               

Zebedee

Zebedee was a fisherman from Galilee who was the father of James and John who were disciples of Jesus. A story in the Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of Mark says he was in a boat with his two sons when Jesus called them to follow him. He stayed ...

                                               

Pope Soter

Pope Soter was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church who became the 12th Pope, the official title is the Bishop of Rome, from 166 until his death in 174.

                                               

Saint Valentine

Saint Valentine is the name of many martyred saints that lived in Ancient Rome. At least three different people named Valentine are said to have died on the 14th of February. Even though nobody knows who exactly Valentine was and where he came fr ...

                                               

Philippe de Nanteuil

Philippe de Nanteuil was a French knight and troubadour. He was a vassal of Thibaut de Champagne, the King of Navarre. and became Thibauts friend. Philippe de Nanteuil inherited the seigneurie of Nanteuil-le-Haudouin in northern France from his f ...

                                               

Bridget of Sweden

Bridget of Sweden, or Birgitta Birgersdotter, was a mystic and saint, and founder of the Bridgettines nuns and monks. A few months before she was born, her mother was in a shipwreck. Many people died, but her mother was saved by the kings brother ...

                                               

Frederick Russell Burnham

Frederick Russell Burnham DSO was an American scout. He travelled the world and had many adventures. He served to the British Army in colonial Africa and for taught scouting to Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the boy scouts. Burnham attended ...

                                               

Frederick Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts

Field Marshal Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts Bt VC KG KP GCB OM GCSI GCIE KStJ PC was one of the most distinguished commanders of the British Empire. Roberts was Indian born, in Cawnpore now Kanpur Uttar Pradesh. The son of a general ...

                                               

Jan Smuts

Jan Christiaan Smuts, OM, CH, ED, KC, FRS, PC, was a South African soldier and Prime Minister, from 1919 to 1924 and again from 1939 to 1948.

                                               

Rhee Syng-man

Syngman Rhee or Lee Seungman was a Korean independence activist and politician. He was the first president of South Korea. His presidency, from August 1948 to April 1960, remains controversial, affected by Cold War tensions on the Korean peninsul ...

                                               

Leonid Brezhnev

Leonid Illich Brezhnev was a leader of the Soviet Union. Born in 1906, Brezhnev was First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, effectively the dictator of the Soviet Union from 1964 until his death in 1982. During the Second Worl ...

                                               

Gerald Ford

Gerald Rudolph "Jerry" Ford, Jr. was the 38th President of the United States from 1974 to 1977. He is the only president who has not been elected to the office of either President or Vice President.

                                               

John F. Kennedy

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, often called JFK and Jack, was the 35th President of the United States. He was in office from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. He was the youngest President elected to the office, at the age of 43. Events during his ...

                                               

Pak Chŏng Hŭi

Pak Chŏng Hŭi was the dictator of South Korea from 1961 until he was assassinated. He was named one of the top 100 Asians of the Century by Time Magazine. He has been severely criticized for his governments brutality, especially after 1971. A pen ...

                                               

Austen Chamberlain

Sir Joseph Austen Chamberlain, KG was a British politician. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1925. His father was another important politician, Joseph Chamberlain, and his half-brother was Neville Chamberlain, British Prime Minister from 1937 ...

                                               

John McCrae

Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae was a Canadian poet and soldier in World War I who is best known for writing the poem "In Flanders Fields" after seeing the death of his friend the day before. In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses ...

                                               

Lazare Ponticelli

In August 1914, after the start of World War I, Ponticelli joined the 1st Regiment de Marche of the French Foreign Legion at 16 years old. He had to lie about his age as he was still to young to join the army. His older brother, Celeste Ponticell ...

                                               

List of veterans of World War I who died in 2009–12

This a list of known veterans of World War I who died in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Florence Green, who died on 4 February 2012, was the last surviving veteran of any nation.

                                               

Vasil Bykaŭ

Vasil Uladzimiravic Bykaŭ was an author of many novels and novellas about World War II. He is a big figure in Belarusian literature and civic thought. The writers talent earned him endorsements for the Nobel Prize nomination from, among others, N ...

                                               

Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.

Benjamin Oliver Davis Jr. was an American United States Air Force general and commander of the World War II Tuskegee Airmen. He was the first African-American general in the United States Air Force. On December 9, 1998, he was advanced to four-st ...

                                               

Charles Durning

Durning was born in Highland Falls, New York on February 28, 1923, the ninth of ten children. His three brothers James Roger 1915–2000, Clifford 1916–1994,and Gerald Durning born 1926, and his sister Frances born 1919 survived to adulthood, but f ...

                                               

John Gardner (composer)

John Linton Gardner, was an English composer of classical music. He is particularly remembered for his church music, especially for his setting of the carol Tomorrow shall be my dancing day.