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Mahinda V

Mahinda V was King of Anuradhapura in the 10th and 11th centuries. He was the last king of the Anuradhapura Kingdom, and the last from the House of Lambakanna II. In 993, Anuradhapura was invaded and captured by the Chola, under the command of Ra ...

                                               

Osip Mandelstam

Osip Emilyevich Mandelstam was a Russian poet and essayist. Mandelstam was born in Warsaw, to a rich Jewish family. In 1900 Mandelstam entered the prestigious Tenishevsky school, which also counts Vladimir Nabokov and other significant figures of ...

                                               

Mile Mrksic

Mile Mrksic was a Serb Colonel of the Yugoslav Peoples Army in charge of the unit involved in the Battle of Vukovar during the Croatian War of Independence in 1991. He was convicted for not preventing the mass killing of 264 Croats that followed ...

                                               

Manuel Noriega

Manuel Antonio Noriega Moreno was a Panamanian politician and general. Noriega went to high school and had a career in the army. He was the de facto ruler of Panama between 12 August 1983 and 20 December 1989. In 1992, a United States court convi ...

                                               

Slobodan Praljak

Slobodan Praljak was a Bosnian Croat engineer, movie and theatre director and army general. He was a general in the Croatian Army and the Croatian Defence Council, an army of the Croatian Republic of Herzeg-Bosnia. In 2013, he was one of six Bosn ...

                                               

Jan de Quay

Jan Eduard de Quay was a Dutch politician of the Catholic Peoples Party. De Quay studied psychology at Utrecht University and was a professor at Tilburg University. During the beginning of World War II - from 1940 to 1941 - he was one of the thre ...

                                               

Wim Schermerhorn

Willem "Wim" Schermerhorn was a Dutch politician. He was originally a member of the Free-thinking Democratic League VDB and later of the Labour Party PvdA. He was prime minister of the Netherlands from 1945 till 1946, a member of the Second Chamb ...

                                               

Win Tin

Win Tin was a Burmese politician and political prisoner. He was arrested in July 1989 because of his senior position in the National League for Democracy. For his writings, he spent 19 years in prison. He was born Kyopinkauk, Pegu Division, Briti ...

                                               

Lauri Torni

Lauri Allan Torni, later known as Larry Thorne, was a Finnish Army captain. He led an infantry company in the Finnish Winter and Continuation Wars. After the wars, he moved to the United States. He then joined the American Army. He is known as th ...

                                               

Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

Rajneesh was an Indian mystic, guru, and spiritual teacher. Among many gurus who brought forms of yoga to the West, he is one of the most notable. He freely invented yogic and tantric practices, characteristics of Neo-Hinduism that began to emerg ...

                                               

Gung Ye

Gung Ye was the Korean Goryeo Dynastys first King. He was a Silla noble. His family name was Kim, but was changed to Gung. His first name was Seonjong.

                                               

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Medicine man

A medicine man is a traditional Native American healer. Healing was only part of their function. Another part of their role was as guardian of their belief system, and their rituals. A very similar role was played in many other mesolithic and neo ...

                                               

Gregor Mendel

Gregor Johann Mendel was an Austrian monk and botanist. He founded genetics by his work cross-breeding pea plants. He discovered dominant and recessive characters genes from the crosses he performed on the plants in his greenhouse. What he learnt ...

                                               

Shaman

A shaman is a kind of medicine man who practices shamanism. Shamans were believed to be able to talk to the spirit world, usually animal spirits. In some tribes shamanism is important such as the Yanomamis. A shaman was a person who had a special ...

                                               

Millvina Dean

Elizabeth Gladys Millvina Dean was, at age 97, the last living survivor of the sinking of the RMS Titanic that occurred April 15, 1912. She was the youngest person to be on the ship, and did not remember anything about the sinking. She was two mo ...

                                               

Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon

Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon was a British fashion designer in late 19th and early 20th centuries. She used the professional name Lucile as a designer. Duff-Gordon was a widely known innovator in couture styles and in fashion industry relations. Duff-G ...

                                               

Archibald Gracie IV

Colonel Archibald Gracie IV was an American writer, amateur historian, real estate investor, and survivor of the sinking of the R.M.S Titanic. He survived the sinking by climbing aboard an overturned lifeboat. He wrote a popular book about the di ...

                                               

Eva Hart

Eva Miriam Hart was an RMS Titanic survivor. She was seven years old when she and her parents, Benjamin and Esther, boarded Titanic. Hart was sleeping when the Titanic hit an iceberg at 11:40 PM. Hart and her mother were picked up by RMS Carpathi ...

                                               

J. Bruce Ismay

Joseph Bruce Ismay was an English businessman. He was chairman and managing director of the White Star Line. He was known as the man who created the RMS Titanic. He was one of the survivors, but because he survived many people thought he was afra ...

                                               

Barbara West

Barbara Joyce Dainton was the second-to-last remaining survivor of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. She was the last living survivor who had travelled under second class on the ship. West was born in Bournemouth, England. She died at age 96 in Tru ...

                                               

Aristocracy

Aristocracy is a kind of government that puts power in the hands of a small, privileged ruling class. In Ancient Greek, the word aristocracy means the rule of the best, but it has come to be linked with rule by Nobility. There are different kinds ...

                                               

Debutante

A debutante is a young woman who is first introduced into society. In former times, these young ladies would be part of nobility, or the upper class. Originally, the term meant the young person was now old enough to be married. The purpose of the ...

                                               

Family

A family is a group of people who, in most cases, live together. They share their money and food and are supposed to take care of one another. Its members are either genetically related or legally bound to each other, for example by marriage. In ...

                                               

Lumpenproletariat

In Marxism, the Lumpenproletariat is class of people who are at lowest level of society and do not have class consciousness. Generally they are unemployable or are criminals. Some left-wing activists believe that the lumpenproletariat the "most e ...

                                               

Mass Gathering Medicine

Mass Gathering Medicine is a field of medicine which deals with health effects/risks of mass gatherings, that generate a higher incidence of injury and illness, may be the subject to a catastrophic accident or attack with large numbers of injured ...

                                               

Middle class

The Middle class describes people who are not aristocrats nor working class or underclass. Depending on class model used, the middle class may make up anywhere from 45% to 49% of households in the United States. There is a lower middle class and ...

                                               

Nouveau riche

The word nouveau riche in English is used in a pejorative manner to describe people who managed to accumulate a large sum of money and wealth within their own generation, unlike the vieux riche, whose net worth was acquired through inheritance an ...

                                               

Nuclear family

A nuclear family is a type of family unit. It is made up of a husband, a wife, and their children. Not everyone agrees on what a nuclear family is. Some people say that a nuclear family does not include stepchildren or adopted children. Others sa ...

                                               

Second-class citizen

A second - class citizen is a person who is discriminated by their country, even though they are a citizen or legal resident. Second-class citizenry is usually seen as a violation of human rights. African-Americans who lived in the United States ...

                                               

Teamwork

Teamwork is when many people work together. They work together to reach a goal. Teamwork helps people to understand others, build friendly friendships, and to get any job done the right way. In health care, teamwork is often practiced to help pat ...

                                               

Upper class

Upper class is an idea in sociology. It refers to the group of people at the top of a society. Members of an upper class often have great power over resources and governmental policy in their area.

                                               

WASP

WASP: an acronym for White Anglo-Saxon Protestant. They are a social group of white protestants in the United States. They are often of British descent, and typically wealthy and well-connected. They are not so influential as they were. However, ...

                                               

Working class

Working class is a term used to describe people in society who have jobs which are not academic or highly paid. Theyre usually jobs which are physical, especially when they are paid an hourly wage. Different societies will have different ideas ab ...

                                               

Time Person of the Year

Person of the Year is an issue of the United States magazine Time that has come out each year since 1927. Until 1999, it was called "Man of the Year." The "Person of the Year" is not always a person. It can be a person, group, idea, or thing that ...

                                               

Konrad Adenauer

Konrad Hermann Josef Adenauer). From 1949 to 1963 he was the first Bundeskanzler of the Federal Republic of Germany and from 1951 to 1955 was foreign secretary the same time. Adenauer was the third of five children of a court secretary in Cologne ...

                                               

Yuri Andropov

Yuri Vladimirovich Andropov was a Soviet politician. He was born in Nagutskoye, Russian SFSR. Andropov was Director of the KGB for an unusually long time: 1967–1982 Jan-May. He was General Secretary of the CPSU from November 12, 1982 until his de ...

                                               

Corazon Aquino

Maria Corazon Sumulong "Cory" Cojuangco-Aquino was a Filipina politician who was the 11th President of the Philippines, the first woman to hold that office, and the first female president in Asia. She is known as The Mother of Philippine Democrac ...

                                               

Yasser Arafat

Yasser Arafat is best known as the first leader of the Palestinian people. He was Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization from 1969 to 2004. In 1993 he also became president of the Palestinian National Authority. Arafat was born in Jeru ...

                                               

Baby boomer

The term baby boomer most commonly refers to people born during the years 1946 to 1964 worldwide. In Canada it is anyone born between 1960 and 1980. Australia identifies baby boomers as those born between 1946 and 1961. Generally, after 1960 the ...

                                               

Willy Brandt

Willy Brandt was a German chancellor from 1969 until 1974. He was born Herbert Ernst Karl Frahm in Lubeck, Germany. He was the leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany 1964–1987 and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. He died on 8 October 19 ...

                                               

George H. W. Bush

George Herbert Walker Bush was an American politician. He was the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993. Before he became president, he was the 43rd Vice President of the United States from 1981 to 1989, an ambassador, a congressm ...

                                               

Chiang Kai-shek

Chiang Kai-shek was a Chinese nationalist politician and military leader who was President of the Republic of China, born in Xikou on October 31, 1887. His father was a merchant who died when Chiang was eight years old. Chiang became an officer i ...

                                               

Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill KG OM CH TD FRS PC was an English politician. He was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom twice, once during World War II, and again in the early 1950s. Churchill is the only person to have been a member of t ...

                                               

Deng Xiaoping

Deng Xiǎoping listen was an important Chinese revolutionary, politician and reformer. He was the leader of the Communist Party of China. Deng never held office as the head of state or the head of government, but was the de facto leader of the Peo ...

                                               

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight David Ike Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States, from 1953 to 1961. He was known across the world for his help leading the Allied invasions in World War II.

                                               

Betty Ford

Elizabeth Anne Ford was the widow of Gerald R. Ford, the 38th President of the United States. She was the First Lady of the United States from 1974 to 1977.

                                               

Mahatma Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi Sindhi: 2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was a leader of nationalism in British-ruled India. He is more commonly called Mahatma Gandhi ; mahatma is an honorific meaning "great-soul" or "venerable" in Sanskrit. He was f ...

                                               

Charles de Gaulle

General Charles-Andre-Joseph-Marie de Gaulle was a French military and political leader. He was president of France from 1959 to 1969, and was a founding member and leader of the French Resistance during the Second World War. He died of an aneury ...

                                               

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler was a German politician and the leader of Nazi Germany. He became Chancellor of Germany in 1933, after a democratic election in 1932. He became Fuhrer of Nazi Germany in 1934. Hitler led the Nazi Party NSDAP from 1921. When in power ...

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