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Thomas Andrews

Thomas Andrews was an Irish businessman. He designed the RMS Titanic. He was married and had a girl who was born in 1908. He died during the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. In the movie Titanic by James Cameron, he was portrayed by actor Victor G ...

                                               

Nina Andreyeva

Nina Aleksandrovna Andreyeva was a Russian chemist, teacher, author, political activist, and social critic. She criticized General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev and his closest supporters for not being true communists. Andreyeva died in St. Petersb ...

                                               

Edgardo Angara

Edgardo Javier Angara was a Filipino politician and lawyer. He served as the President of the Senate of the Philippines from 1993 to 1995. He was a Senator from 1987 to 1998 and then served as Secretary of Agriculture from 1999 to 2001. He served ...

                                               

Fiorenzo Angelini

Fiorenzo Angelini was an Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He was the former President of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Health Care Workers in the Roman Curia. He was born in Rome, Italy. He was elevated to the card ...

                                               

Theodoros Angelopoulos

Theodoros "Theo" Angelopoulos was a Greek filmmaker, screenwriter, and movie producer who is known for his movie Eternity and a Day. Angelopoulos was born in Athens, Greece on April 27, 1935 and studied at the University of Paris. He was married ...

                                               

James Jesus Angleton

James Jesus Angleton was chief of CIA counterintelligence from 1954 to 1975. His official title was Associate Deputy Director of Operations for Counterintelligence. He started towards the end of World War II, and worked in Italy for the OSS after ...

                                               

Ezekiel Anisi

Ezekiel Anisi was a Papua New Guinean politician. He was a member of the National Parliament of Papua New Guinea from August until October 2012, when he was unseated by the National Court, and from a December 2013 by-election until his death, rep ...

                                               

Anita Lee

Anita Yuen Wah Lee is a Hong Kong-Canadian actress, radio host and YouTuber. She went to Yaumati Catholic Primary School and Pentecostal School. In 1986, she got into the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. She later ended her studies because ...

                                               

Anna Maria Luisa de Medici

Anna Maria Luisa de Medici was the last of the House of Medici. A patron of the arts, she gave the Medicis large art collection which she inherited upon her brother Gian Gastone’s death in 1737, and her Palatine treasures to the Tuscan state, on ...

                                               

Anne of Bohemia

Anne of Bohemia was the queen of Richard II of England. She was the oldest daughter of Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor and Elizabeth of Pomerania. Many people did not like the marriage. It did not bring money and very little other benefits. Richar ...

                                               

Anne of Brittany

Anne was the daughter of Francis II of Brittany and Margaret of Foix. She was born in Nantes then in Brittany, now officially outside that Region on January 25, 1477.

                                               

Anne of Cleves

She was the daughter of John III, Duke of Cleves and Maria of Julich Berg. She was born in Dusseldorf on 22 September 1515. She was betrothed to Francis, the Duke of Lorraine, but she ended up marrying Henry VIII in January of 1540. When the coup ...

                                               

Lev Anninsky

Lev Alexandrovich Anninsky was a Soviet and Russian literary critic, historian, publicist, essayist and author of more than 30 books. The 1970s saw the publication of several books by Anninsky, among them Betrothed to the Idea on Nikolai Ostrovsk ...

                                               

Viktor Anpilov

Viktor Anpilov was a Russian hardline Communist politician and trade unionist. He was born in Belaya Glina, Krasnodar Krai. Anpilov joined the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1972. He worked as a Soviet journalist in Latin America. In 1990 ...

                                               

Iftikhar Hussain Ansari

Molvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari, مولوی افتخار حسین ااری) was a Kashmiri Shia cleric, politician and a businessman. He succeeded his father Molvi Muhammad Jawad Ansari as president of All Jammu and Kashmir Shia Association in Jammu & Kashmir in 1962 ...

                                               

Anthony of Padua

Anthony of Padua, O.F.M., was a Portuguese Catholic priest. He was a friar of the Franciscan Order. He was born and raised in a rich family in Lisbon. Anthony was canonised as a saint on 30 May 1232, less than a year after his death. He is consid ...

                                               

Giorgio Antonucci

Giorgio Antonucci was an Italian physician. He was born in Tuscany, Italy. He was known for his questioning of the basis of psychiatry. In 1969 he worked at the psychiatric hospital of Gorizia. From 1970 to 1972 he directed the mental hygiene cen ...

                                               

Gloria E. Anzaldua

Gloria Evangelina Anzaldua was an award-winning American radical feminist writer. She died from diabetes. Before she died she had been writing a book. She edited This Bridge Called My Back: Writings By Radical Women of Color with Cherrie Moraga. ...

                                               

Apollonius of Rhodes

Apollonius of Rhodes was a Greek poet. He wrote Argonautica. This is an epic poem. It is about Jason, the Argonauts, and the Golden Fleece. His other poems survive only in small pieces. These poems are about the beginnings of cities. Apollonius w ...

                                               

Aharon Appelfeld

Aharon Appelfeld was a Romanian-born Israeli novelist and Holocaust survivor. He lived in Mevaseret Zion and taught literature at Ben Gurion University of the Negev and was often writing in Jerusalems Ticho House. In 2007, Appelfelds Badenheim 19 ...

                                               

Aqua Timez

Aqua Timez is a Japanese Pop band signed to Sony Music of Japan. This group is made up of 5 members. This group was formed in 2003. Members are Futoshi, OKP-STAR, Daisuke, mayuko and TASHHI.They made their indies debut with the mini-album "Soraip ...

                                               

Benigno Aquino Jr.

Benigno Kheng Hon "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr. was a Filipino senator and a former Governor of Tarlac. He was born on November 27, 1932 and died on August 21, 1983 at the age of 50. His father was Benigno Aquino, Sr. Aquino, Gerry Roxas and Jovito Salonga ...

                                               

Fernando de Araujo (East Timorese politician)

Fernando de Araujo was an East Timorese politician. He was the President of the National Parliament from 8 August 2007 until 30 July 2012. He also served as the acting President of East Timor from 13 February until 17 April 2008. Araujo was born ...

                                               

Khaira Arby

Khaira Arby, known as The Nightingale of Timbuktu, was a Malian singer-songwriter. She was born in Timbuktu, Mali Federation. In 1992, Arby started a career under her own name, the first Malian woman to do so. In 2010, she became globally popular ...

                                               

Jacques Arcadelt

Jacques Arcadelt was a Franco-Flemish composer in the Renaissance period. He was an extremely popular composer of madrigals and chansons. We know hardly anything about his early life, but we know he was living in Rome by 1539 whe was made a membe ...

                                               

Vicente Alvarez Areces

Vicente Alberto Alvarez Areces, also known as Tini Areces, was a Spanish politician. He was the sixth President of the Principality of Asturias in Spain from 1999 to 2011. He was a member of the Spanish Socialist Workers Party political party. He ...

                                               

Moshe Arens

Moshe Arens was an Israeli aeronautical engineer, researcher and former diplomat and politician. He was a member of the Knesset between 1973 and 1992 and again from 1999 until 2003. Arens was a member of Likud. He served as Minister of Defense th ...

                                               

Johann Arfvedson

Arfwedson was born in January 12, 1792. His family was very rich. His father was Jacob Arfwedson and his mother was Anna Elisabeth Holtermann. Arfwedson became a student at the Uppsala University in 1803. He completed a degree in Law in 1809 and ...

                                               

Ludovico Ariosto

Ludovico Ariosto was an Italian poet. He is best known as the author of the romance epic Orlando Furioso. The poem is a continuation of Matteo Maria Boiardos Orlando Innamorato. It tells about the adventures of Charlemagne, Orlando, and the Frank ...

                                               

Arius

Arius was an early Christian thinker. He lived in Alexandria, but was probably born in Libya. He did not agree with his bishop Alexander who said that Jesus and God were the same. Arius said Jesus and God were not the same since there was a time ...

                                               

Vasili Arkhipov

Vasili Alexandrovich Arkhipov was a Soviet Navy officer. He is known for casting the single vote that prevented a Soviet nuclear strike during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Such an attack likely would have caused a major global thermonuclear response ...

                                               

Armando (artist)

Armando, born Herman Dirk van Dodeweerd, was a Dutch painter, sculptor and writer. He was born in Amsterdam. In 1958 he was one of the founding members of the Nederlandse Informele Groep. His first solo exhibition was at the Galerie Le Canard, Am ...

                                               

Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros

Alfredo Chocolate Armenteros was a Cuban trumpeter. He has played with artists such as Arsenio Rodriguez, Generoso Jimenez, Chico OFarrill, Orchestra Harlow, Eddie Palmieri and Cachao. He was known for making Afro-Cuban jazz, Latin jazz and salsa ...

                                               

Jacob Arminius

Jacobus Arminius, is the Latin name of the Dutch theologian Jakob Harmenszoon. He is also known by the names of Jacob Arminius or James Arminius. Arminius was a professor of theology at the University of Leiden from 1603 until he died in 1609. He ...

                                               

Vladimir Arnold

Vladimir Arnold was a Russian mathematician of Jewish descent, said to be one of the greatest mathematicians of the 20th century. He worked in many areas of mathematics including dynamical systems, differential equations, hydrodynamics, magnetohy ...

                                               

Zilda Arns

Dr. Zilda Arns was a Brazilian doctor and in 1983 set up the Childrens Pastoral. Childrens Pastoral is a Catholic church based organization which teaches mother basic health care skills. It has saved the lives of thousands of babies in Brazil. Sh ...

                                               

Carlos Julio Arosemena Monroy

Carlos Julio Arosemena Monroy served as Vice President of Ecuador and due to the ousting of President Jose Maria Velasco Ibarra, became President of Ecuador from 7 November 1961 to 11 July 1963. He was born in Guayaquill on 24 August 1919. He was ...

                                               

Otto Arosemena

Otto Arosemena Gomez was President of Ecuador, November 16, 1966 to September 1, 1968. His government, though short, greatly increased Ecuadors development and ensured the consolidation of democracy. In accordance with the law, he called presiden ...

                                               

Archduke Joseph Arpad of Austria

Archduke Joseph Arpad Benedikt Ferdinand Franz Maria Gabriel was a member of the Hungarian Palatine branch of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine.

                                               

Vittorio Arrigoni

Vittorio Arrigoni was an Italian journalist and peace activist who had gone to live in the Gaza Strip. He was very critical of Israel, but also Islamist groups that wanted an extreme Islamic state. An Islamic terrorist group kidnapped Arrigoni an ...

                                               

Michel Arrive

Michel Arrive was a French novelist, short story writer, linguist and academic. He was a Professor of Linguistics and Semiotics at Paris Nanterre University from 1983 to 2006. He authored several novels and short stories.

                                               

Arshak II

Arshak II was the son of Diran. During his reign, Shapur II of Persia tried to take over Armenia once and for all. Arshak II was taken prisoner during talks about peace with Shapur and later killed himself in prison. Despite having many troubles ...

                                               

Ponnambalam Arunachalam

Sir Ponnambalam Arunachchalam was a Ceylonese statesman. He was a member of the Executive Council and the Legislative Council.

                                               

Naseer Aruri

Naseer H. Aruri was a Palestinian scholar-activist. He was an expert on Middle East politics, U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and human rights. He was born in Jerusalem. Aruri was a Chancellor Professor Emeritus of Political Science, havin ...

                                               

Milan Asadurov

Milan Asadurov was a Bulgarian author, publisher and translator. He wrote short stories and scripts for television and radio, starting in 1968. He founded the popular science fiction publishers series Galaxy in 1978, which published more than 100 ...

                                               

Shoko Asahara

Shoko Asahara, born Chizuo Matsumoto, was a Japanese terrorist. He was the founder of the Japanese doomsday cult group Aum Shinrikyo. Asahara was convicted for being the mastermind behind the 1995 Tokyo subway sarin attack and several other crime ...

                                               

Valery Asapov

Valery Grigorievich Asapov was a Russian lieutenant general in the Russian military. Asapov has been described as one of the senior Russian military advisers in Syria. Asapov, then commander of an army motorised rifle brigade, was awarded the 4th ...

                                               

Francisco Ascaso

Francisco Ascaso Abadia was a famous Anarcho-syndicalist in Spain, friend of Buenaventura Durruti. Ascaso in his life he traveled and fought as rebel, in Spain, France, Argentine, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Latin America and was deported Canary Is ...

                                               

Manuel de Ascasubi

Manuel de Ascazubi y Matheu served as Vice President of Ecuador from 1847 to 1851 and in that capacity he was also acting President from 10 October 1849 to 10 June 1850. Ascasubi was born in 1802 in Guayaquil, Ecuador. He died on December 25, 187 ...

                                               

Salatyn Asgarova

Salatyn Aziz qizi Asgarova is a National Hero of Azerbaijan. She was one of the Azerbaijani journalists killed in the Nagorno-Karabakh War.

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