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Lovisa Aarberg

Lovisa Aarberg was a Swedish surgeon and doctor. She and Kisamor were the first female doctors in Sweden. She was a doctor and a surgeon long before it was permitted for women. In Sweden, her name is spelled as Lovisa Årberg, and she was often ca ...

                                               

Frank Aarebrot

Frank Henrik Aarebrot was a Norwegian political scientist. He was born in Bergen, Norway. He was professor of comparative politics at the University of Bergen and adjunct professor of democracy development at the Orebro University. He regularly l ...

                                               

Sarah Aaronsohn

Sarah Aaronsohn was a Jewish spy who lived in Palestine. She was a member of Nili a ring of spies that worked for the British during World War I. She is sometimes called "the heroine of Nili". After seeing thousands of Armenians being killed and ...

                                               

Harry Aarts

Henricus Johannes Bernardus "Harry" Aarts was a Dutch politician. He was in the House of Representatives for the Catholic Peoples Party and later the Christian Democratic Appeal from 23 January 1973 until 1 October 1993. Aarts was born in s-Herto ...

                                               

Per Almar Aas

Per Almar Aas was a Norwegian politician. He was for the Christian Democratic Party. He was born in Ballangen. He was elected to the Norwegian Parliament from Troms in 1973, and was re-elected on three occasions. He had previously served as a dep ...

                                               

Anne Aasheim

Anne Aasheim was a Norwegian editor. She was born in Porsgrunn, Norway. She started her journalist career in the neighboring citys largest newspaper Varden in the late 1970s. She worked in Dagen and Bergens Arbeiderblad before being hired in NRK ...

                                               

Hardo Aasmae

Hardo Aasmae was an Estonian geographer, entrepreneur, and politician. He was active in the Estonian Peoples Front. He was the first post-Soviet mayor of Tallinn, from 1990 to 1992. Aasmae died in Tallinn, Estonia, aged 63.

                                               

Abdelhamid Abaaoud

Abdelhamid Abaaoud was a Belgian Islamic terrorist. He spent his early years in a nicer household, went to a private college and decided to join ISIS After his family advised against his decision. After which His Family disowned him stating that ...

                                               

Magdalena Abakanowicz

Marta Magdalena Abakanowicz-Kosmowska was a Polish sculptor and fiber artist. She was known for her use of textiles as a sculptural medium. She was a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland from 1965 to 1990 and a visiting profess ...

                                               

Salleh Abas

Mohamed Salleh bin Abas was a Malaysian politician and lawyer. He was Lord President of the Supreme Court of Malaysia from 1984 to 1988. From 1999 to 2004, he was a member of the Terengganu State Legislative Assembly. Abas was a member of the Mal ...

                                               

Marcello Abbado

Marcello Abbado was an Italian composer and pianist. He was born in Milan. His works were orchestral, two ballets, many pieces for solo piano, and a number of chamber works. In 1989 he was awarded the Gold Medal for Meritorious Culture and Art Me ...

                                               

Frank Abbandando

Frank Abbandando, nicknamed "The Dasher", was an American contract killer for a notorious gang called Murder, Inc. He born in Brooklyn, New York City to a Italian family. He was found guilty of murder after several of the Murder, Inc. bosses were ...

                                               

Abbas (photographer)

Abbas Attar was an Iranian photographer. He was known for his photojournalism in Biafra, Vietnam and South Africa in the 1970s. He was a member of Sipa from 1971 to 1973, a member of Gamma from 1974 to 1980, and joined Magnum Photos in 1981. Abba ...

                                               

Abbas II of Persia

Shah Abbas II was Shah of Iran from 1642 to 1666. He was the seventh Shah of the Safavid Dynasty. He was the son of Shah Safi I and a Circassian, Anna Khanum. His name was Sultan Muhammed Mirza until he became Shah on 15 May 1642. Since he was le ...

                                               

Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib

He is buried in Medina. The Abbasid dynasty claimed the title of caliph literally "successor to the prophet" through his son Abdullah ibn Abbas. He was only born a few years before his nephew Muhammad, and was one of Muhammads fathers youngest br ...

                                               

Abbas II

Abbas II) was the last Khedive of Egypt and Sudan. He was largely a puppet of the United Kingdom The British removed him from power because of his support for the Sultan of Turkey in the outbreak of World War I in 1914. Turkey was an ally of Germ ...

                                               

John Abbot

John Abbot was an English Roman Catholic priest and poet. Nobody knows where he was born, he might have been from either London or Leicester. Abbot was from a strongly Protestant family because he was the nephew of George Abbot, the Archbishop of ...

                                               

Jim Abbott (Canadian politician)

The Honourable James Abbott, was a Canadian politician. He was a Conservative member of the House of Commons of Canada. Abbott was a member of the Reform Party from 1993 to 2000 and a member of the Canadian Alliance from 2000 to 2004. Before reti ...

                                               

John Abbott

Sir John Joseph Caldwell Abbott, was the third Prime Minister of Canada. He served in the office for seventeen months, from June 16, 1891 to November 24, 1892. Through his daughter, Abbott is the great-grandfather of Canadian Academy Award-winnin ...

                                               

Lemuel Abbott

Lemuel Abbott was an English priest and poet. Little is known of his background, but he worked as a priest in Ansty, Leicestershire and Thornton. He is known mostly for his collection of poems called Poems on Various Subjects, whereto is Prefixed ...

                                               

Thomas Eastoe Abbott

Thomas Eastoe Abbott was an English poet. He was born in East Dereham, Norfolk. He lived in Darlington, where he worked at the Royal Free Grammar School. He wrote many books like Peace, a Lyric Poem ; Resignation ; The Triumph of Christianity ; a ...

                                               

Abd al-Rahman Abd al-Khaliq

Abd al-Rahman Abd al-Khaliq was an Egyptian-Kuwaiti Islamic scholar and preacher. He published more than 60 books related to Islam, especially Salafism. He was born in Monufia, Egypt. In 2011, he became a Kuwaiti citizen. Abd al-Khaliq died on 29 ...

                                               

Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty

Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty was an Egyptian woman who was thought to be the heaviest living woman in the world and the second heaviest woman in history. Her initial weight was claimed to be around 500 kg. She was born in Alexandria, Egypt. Her family h ...

                                               

Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi

Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi was a Mauritanian politician. He was President of Mauritania from 2007 to 2008. He was removed from office in a military coup detat on August 6, 2008.

                                               

Ahmed Asmat Abdel-Meguid

Ahmed Asmat Abdel-Meguid was an Egyptian diplomat. He was the Foreign Minister of Egypt between 1984 and 1991, and as the Secretary-General of the Arab League from 1991 until 2001. He died in Cairo on 21 December 2013, at the age of 90.

                                               

Omar Abdel-Rahman

Omar Abdel-Rahman was an Egyptian Muslim leader. He was blind, and nicknamed The Blind Sheikh ". He served a life sentence at the Butner Medical Center, in Butner, North Carolina, United States. He was a resident of New York City. He and nine oth ...

                                               

Mohamed Abdelaziz

Mohamed Abdelaziz was the 3rd Secretary General of the Polisario Front and President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic from 1976 until his death in 2016. Abdelaziz died on 31 May 2016 from lung cancer, aged 68.

                                               

Belaid Abdessalam

Belaid Abdessalam was an Algerian politician. He served as Prime Minister of Algeria. He served as minister from 8 July 1992 until he resigned in 21 August 1993. Abdessalam was born in Dehemcha, near Setif, Algeria on 20 July 1928. He died on 27 ...

                                               

Zulkifli Abdhir

Zulkifli Abdhir was a Malaysian who was one of the FBI Most Wanted Terrorists. The Amercian FBI agency offered a USD 5 million reward for information leading to his capture. He was the maker of bombs delivered for usage to several terrorist group ...

                                               

Hawa Abdi

Hawa Abdi Dhiblawe was a Somali human rights activist and medical doctor. She was the founder and chairperson of the Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation, a non-profit organization. Abdi was born in Mogadishu, Somalia. In 2009, she was nominated for the Nobe ...

                                               

Serikbolsyn Abdildin

Serikbolsyn Abdildaevich Abdildin was a Kazakh politician and economist. He was a member of the Communist Party. He served as the last chairman of the Supreme Council from 1991 to 1993. He was also the leader of the Communist Party from 1996 to 2 ...

                                               

Mahamed Abdiqadir

Sultan Mahamed Abdiqadir was the eighth Grand Sultan of the Isaaq Sultanate. He died on 12 February 2021, in Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland due to an illness.

                                               

Abdul Halim of Kedah

Almutasimu Billahi Muhibbuddin Tuanku Alhaj Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah, GCB KStJ was the 14th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia. He was the 27th Sultan of Kedah. He retired as Yang di-Pertuan Agong in 12 December 2016 ...

                                               

Abdul Hamid II

Abdul Hamid II was the 34th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. He was the last sultan to have complete control over the Empire. He witnessed many revolutions and wars. Abdulhamid II ruled from 1876 to 1909, until he was deposed by a group of people ca ...

                                               

Abdul Qayyum Khan

Sahibzada Sir Abdul Qayyum Khan was a distinguished Pashtun educationist and politician of British India. He is best known for establishing the famous Islamia College, Peshawar, along the lines of Sir Syed Ahmed Khans policy of educating Muslims. ...

                                               

Tunku Abdul Rahman

Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj ibni Almarhum Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim Shah II was a Malaysian politician. He was the first Chief Minister of the Federation of Malaya from 1955 to 1957, before becoming Malayas first Prime Minister after independe ...

                                               

Abdul Raziq Achakzai

General Abdul Raziq Achakzai, was an officer in the Afghan National Police. He was born in Kandahar Province of Afghanistan and was a member of Pashtun people. In November 2001 Raziq joined anti-Taliban forces, under Fayda Mohammad and Gul Agha S ...

                                               

Inuwa Abdulkadir

Inuwa Abdulkadir was a Nigerian lawyer and politician. He was National Vice Chairman of the All Progressives Congress. He was Federal Minister of Youth Development from 2012 to 2013 under the cabinet of President Goodluck Jonathan. He was born in ...

                                               

Abdullah I of Jordan

Abdullah I bin Al-Hussein was the ruler of Jordan and Transjordan, from 1921 until his assassination in 1951. He was Jordans first King. Abdullah was shot and killed in Jerusalem by a Palestinian activist on 20 July 1951, aged 69.

                                               

Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud, was the King of Saudi Arabia from 1 August 2005 until his death in 23 January 2015. He became king upon the death of his half-brother, King Fahd. He was the tenth son of Ibn Saud. Abdullah died from complications o ...

                                               

Khalid bin Abdullah Al Saud

Khalid bin Abdullah Al Saud was a Saudi royal and businessman. He was a member of the House of Saud. He was the owner of Juddmonte Farms and Mawarid Holding. His father was Abdullah bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud. In 1990, Prince Khalids wealth was est ...

                                               

Sheikh Md Abdullah

Sheikh Md Abdullah was a Bangladeshi Awami League politician and lawyer. He was the State Minister of Religious Affairs from 2019 until his death in 2020. He was appointed as the minister in the Fourth Sheikh Hasina Cabinet in January 2019. He wa ...

                                               

Husaini Abdullahi

Vice-Admiral Husaini Abdullahi was a Nigerian military admiral and politician. He was the military governor of Bendel State, Nigeria from March 1976 to July 1978 during the military regime of General Olusegun Obasanjo. Abdullahi died on 9 July 20 ...

                                               

B. S. Abdur Rahman

Buhari Syed Abdur Rahman was an Indian serial entrepreneur, philanthropist and educator. He had a range of business interests in the UAE and India. He was one of the 24 Indians to feature in The 500 Most Influential Muslims. Rahman was the Vice-c ...

                                               

Suraj Abdurrahman

Suraj Alao Abdurrahman was a Nigerian architect, engineer officer of the Nigerian Army. He served as Command Officer in Charge of the Armed Forces of Liberia in Liberia. He was married and had four children. Abdurrahman died of an illness in a ho ...

                                               

Masatoshi Abe

Masatoshi Abe was a Japanese politician. He was a member of the Diet of Japan between 1995 to 2007. He was Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs under the government of Junichiro Koizumi from 2001 to 2006. Abe died on October 25, 2020 in Tokyo ...

                                               

Fazle Hasan Abed

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed KCMG was a Bangladeshi businessman. He was the founder and Chair Emeritus of BRAC. This was one of the worlds largest non-governmental organizations. Abed died on 20 December 2019 at a Dhaka hospital from respiratory failure ...

                                               

Niels Henrik Abel

Niels Henrik Abel was a Norwegian mathematician. He died in 1829. He did the first complete proof demonstrating the impossibility of solving the general quintic equation in radicals.

                                               

Montserrat Abello i Soler

Montserrat Abello i Soler was a Spanish Catalan poet and translator. She translated works of literature from English to her native Catalan, and from Catalan into English.

                                               

George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen

George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, KG, KT, PC was a Scottish Tory/Peelite politician. He served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1852 until 1855.

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