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Al-Battani

Al-Battānī was an Arab astronomer, astrologer and mathematician. He is considered an important astronomer and mathematician of the Islamic Golden Age. His discoveries about trigonometry were often quoted by medieval European astronomers; includin ...

                                               

Joel Batteux

Joel Batteux was a French politician. He was born in Vitre, France. He was a member of the Socialist Party and the Citizen and Republican Movement. From 1983 to 2014, Batteux was Mayor of Saint-Nazaire. In 2008, Batteux was made a member of the O ...

                                               

Frederik Batti Sorring

Frederik Batti Sorring, also known by FBS, was an Indonesian politician. He was a member of the Democratic Party. He was the Regent of North Toraja Regency from 2011 until 2016. He was the first Vice Regent of Asmat Regency in Papua province from ...

                                               

Ibn Battuta

Ibn Battuta was a Moroccan explorer. He is known for the account of his journeys called the Rihla. He travelled for nearly 30 years and covered most of the Islamic world. He also explored West Africa, Southern and Eastern Europe, South Asia, Cent ...

                                               

Kadyrzhan Batyrov

Kadyrzhan Batyrov was a Kyrgyz businessman and politician. He was also head of the University of Peoples Friendship and a parliamentary deputy. He fled from Kyrgyzstan to Ukraine in 2010. Batyrov received a life sentence for his alleged role in e ...

                                               

Frank Baude

Frank Torvald Baude was a Swedish politician and bricklayer. He was chairman of the Communist Party Marxist-Leninists from 1970 to 1998. He was born in Gothenburg, Sweden. Baude died in Gothenburg from a heart attack on 4 February 2021, aged 84.

                                               

Charles Baudelaire

Charles Pierre Baudelaire was a French symbolist and modernist poet and art critic. He is best known for his volume of poetry Les Fleurs du mal The Flowers of Evil in 1857. Baudelaire was born in Paris, and studied law at the Lycee Louis-le-Grand ...

                                               

Dominique Baudis

Dominique Baudis was a French ombudsman, journalist and politician. He was the Mayor of Toulouse, Haute-Garonne from March 1983 until January 2001. He was also a member of DL and later of the leading centre-right Union for a Popular Movement. He ...

                                               

Mario Baudoin

Mario Jorge Baudoin Semanas was a Bolivian biologist and conservationist. He was known for his research in Bolivia and Costa Rica. He was a past director of the Museo Nacional de Historia Natural de Bolivia|, the Institute of Ecology at Higher Un ...

                                               

Emile Baudot

Jean-Maurice-Emile Baudot was a French engineer and inventor. He was one of the first people to work in telecommunications. The baud, a type of measurement, was named after him.

                                               

Baudouin I of Belgium

Baudouin I was the King of the Belgians from 1951 to 1993. The king was the oldest son of King Leopold III 1901-1983 and his first wife, Princess Astrid of Sweden 1905-1935. On 15 December 1960, Baudouin was married in Brussels to Doña Fabiola de ...

                                               

Bruno Bauer

                                               

Friedrich L. Bauer

Friedrich Ludwig Bauer was a German computer scientist and professor emeritus at the Technical University of Munich. He served in the Wehrmacht in World War II.

                                               

Hannes Bauer

Johannes "Hannes" Bauer was a German trombonist. He worked in the field of improvised music and free jazz. He was the brother of the trombonist Conny Bauer. His career began in 1979. During his career he has worked with Thomas Lehn, Jon Rose, Ken ...

                                               

Kenneth Baugh

Kenneth Lee ONeil Baugh was a Jamaican politician. He was an Opposition Leader from January 2005 through April 2005. He was a member of the Parliament of Jamaica, was a general secretary and chairman of the Jamaica Labour Party. Baugh was born in ...

                                               

Paul Baum

Paul Baum was a German painter. At first he was an Impressionist painter, but later developed to be a Post-Impressionist. He was one of the main post-impressionist German artists. He worked as a teacher at different art schools. Today, he is most ...

                                               

Zygmunt Bauman

Zygmunt Bauman was a Polish-British sociologist and philosopher. He had been living in England since 1971. Bauman was born to a Jewish family in Poland. After World War II, he rose in the ranks of Polands military and by the early 1950s he had be ...

                                               

Hardijs Baumanis

Hardijs Baumanis was a Latvian diplomat. He served as Ambassador of Latvia to Lithuania and Azerbaijan from 2010 until his death. Baumanis was born in Riga. He died on 6 April 2015 in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, aged 47.

                                               

Herbert Baumann

Herbert Baumann was a German composer and conductor. He was born in Berlin in 1925 studied at the Internationales Musikinstitut Berlin. He died in Munich in January 2020 at the age of 94.

                                               

Cirilo Bautista

Cirilo F. Bautista was a Filipino poet, fictionist, critic and writer of nonfiction. He was awarded with the National Artist of the Philippines award in 2014. He was born in Manila. Bautista works include Boneyard Breaking, Sugat ng Salita, The A ...

                                               

Eduardo Bauza

Eduardo Bauza was an Argentine politician. He was Minister of Health and Minister of the Interior under Carlos Menem presidency from 1989 to 1990, and was later the first Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers from 1995 to 1996. He was member of the S ...

                                               

Edward Bawden

Edward Bawden, CBE, Royal Academy was a British painter and an artist who drew pictures graphics. He was also famous for his prints, book covers, posters, and metal garden furniture. During an interview, Edward Gorey said that Bawden was one of h ...

                                               

Nina Bawden

Nina Bawden was a British childrens writer. She wrote many books, including On the Run and Carries War. Bawden was born in Ilford, Essex. On 22 August 2012 she died at her home in London.

                                               

Leo Baxendale

Leo Baxendale was an English cartoonist and publisher. Baxendale wrote and drew several comics. Among his most famous creations are the Beano strips Little Plum, Minnie the Minx, The Bash Street Kids, and The Three Bears. Baxendale died on 23 Apr ...

                                               

Trevor Baxter

Trevor Baxter was a British actor and playwright. He was educated at Dulwich College and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He was best known for playing Professor George Litefoot in Doctor Who. He was born in London. Baxter also appeared in Adam ...

                                               

Raymond Ramazani Baya

Raymond Ramazani Baya was a Congolese politician. He was the Foreign Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo under the transitional government following his appointment to that post on July 23, 2004. He left the office on February 6, 200 ...

                                               

Mahmud Bayazidi

Mahmud Bayazidi, 1797–1859, was a Kurdish philosopher and polymath from Bayazid in the Ottoman Empire. Bayazid is now Doğubeyazıt in Ağrı Province, Turkey.

                                               

Osvaldo Bayer

Osvaldo Bayer was an Argentine writer and journalist. He lived in Buenos Aires. In 1974, during the presidency of Isabel Peron, he went into exile, living in Linz am Rhein, Germany. An anarchist, he was a critic of the National Reorganization Pro ...

                                               

King Bayinnong

Bayinnaung Kyawhtin Nawrahta was the third king of the Toungoo dynasty of Burma. He was king for 30 years. This time has been called the "greatest explosion of human energy ever seen in Burma". As king, Bayinnaung created the largest empire in th ...

                                               

Trevor Baylis

Trevor Graham Baylis was an English inventor. He was best known for the wind-up radio. He invented it in response to the need to communicate information about AIDS to the people of Africa. Baylis was appointed Officer of the Order of the British ...

                                               

Oscar Baylon Chacon

Oscar Baylon Chacon was a Mexican politician. He was a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party. He was Governor of Baja California in 1989. He was also mayor of the Tecate Municipality between 1959 to 1962. Baylon Chacon was born in Chihu ...

                                               

Mehdi Bazargan

Mehdi Bazargan or Mahdi Bazargan was an Iranian scholar. He protested against the Shah regime in Iran. He was jailed many times for political reasons. Bazargan was Irans first prime minister after the Iranian Revolution in 1979. He was against th ...

                                               

Frederic Bazille

Jean Frederic Bazille was a French painter. He was born in Montpellier. He was killed in action in the Franco-Prussian War. It was at the Battle of Beaune-la-Rolande in France while leading his unit into a assault on the German position. He died ...

                                               

Jean-François Bazin

Jean-François Bazin was a French politician, journalist, and writer. He was born in Dijon, France. Bazin was Municipal Councillor for Dijon from 1971 to 2008. A journalist, he worked for Les Echos, Le Moniteur Universel, Le Nouvel Economiste, and ...

                                               

Camillo Bazzoni

Camillo Bazzoni was an Italian cinematographer and movie director. He was born in Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy. His career began in 1960. From 1967 he worked as cinematographer with Lina Wertmuller, Mario Monicelli, Salvatore Samperi, Massimo Trois ...

                                               

Haydar Bas

Haydar Bas was a Turkish politician and businessman. He was one of the founders of the Independent Turkey Party and was the partys leader until his death. He was also the leader of the smaller branch of the Qadiriyya tariqa in Turkey. He was also ...

                                               

Chris Bearde

Chris Bearde was an Australian comedy writer, producer and director. He was best known for his work as a writer on the 1960s hit Laugh-In and for co-writing and producing TV specials for Elvis Presley, Bob Hope, Sonny Bono, Cher, Bill Cosby, Stev ...

                                               

Aubrey Beardsley

Aubrey Beardsley was a English illustrator. He is best known for his drawings for Oscar Wildes Salome. Beardsley is one of the famous people who appears on the cover of The Beatles, Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band album.

                                               

Guy Beart

Guy Behart-Hasson, better known as Guy Beart, was a French singer and songwriter. He released over 240 songs and 25 albums during his sixty-plus year career. Beart was born in Cairo, Egypt to a Jewish family. He also grew up in Lebanon and later ...

                                               

Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom

The Princess Beatrice GCStJ, Princess Henry of Battenberg ; April 14, 1857 – October 26, 1944) was a member of the British Royal Family. She was the youngest child of Queen Victoria, and her husband Prince Albert.

                                               

Jean Beaudin

Jean Beaudin was a Canadian movie director and screenwriter. He directed 20 movies, including French-language movies J.A. Martin Photographer, The Alley Cat, Being at Home with Claude and The Collector. He was born in Montreal, Quebec. Beaudins p ...

                                               

Joan Beaufort, Queen of Scots

Joan Beaufort was the Queen Consort of Scotland from 1424 to 1437. She was the wife of King James I of Scotland. She was the Regent of Scotland during part of the minority of her son James II.

                                               

Lady Margaret Beaufort

Lady Margaret Beaufort, of the House of Lancaster, was the mother of King Henry VII of England, and grandmother of Henry VIII. She was an important figure in the Wars of the Roses. Lady Margaret Hall, a college of the University of Oxford, is nam ...

                                               

Sally Beauman

Sally Beauman was an English journalist and writer. She was the author of eight widely translated and best-selling novels. She was known for re-writing William Shakespeare plays. She was known for writing the 1987 novel Destiny. She also wrote Re ...

                                               

Michael Beaumont, 22nd Seigneur of Sark

John Michael Beaumont OBE was the twenty-second Seigneur of Sark in the Channel Islands. He worked as a civil engineer before replacing his paternal grandmother, Sibyl Hathaway, the 21st Dame of Sark, in 1974. During his rule, Beaumont saw the lo ...

                                               

Claude Beausoleil

Claude Beausoleil was a Canadian writer, poet, and essayist. He was born in Montreal. In 1991, Beausoleil won the Prix litteraires du Journal de Montreal for Une certain fin de siecle. He was also a finalist for the 1991 Governor Generals Awards. ...

                                               

Philippe Beaussant

Philippe Beaussant was a French musicologist and novelist. He was expert on French baroque music. He was born in Bordeaux, France. He was the founder of the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles. He was the artistic adviser of 1987 to 1996. He ...

                                               

Hugh Beaver

Sir Hugh Beaver was the creator of the Guiness Book of World Records. He came up with the idea after a big debate about if the bird they saw was indeed the fastest of its type. In 1954 he sent Norris and Ross McWhirter to create a fact finding ag ...

                                               

Louis Lansana Beavogui

Louis Lansana Beavogui was a Guinean politician. He was the first Prime Minister of Guinea from 26 April 1972 to 3 April 1984 and was interim President from 26 March 1984 to 3 April 1984. Beavogui was born on 28 December 1923 in Macenta, French G ...

                                               

Gustavo Bebianno

Gustavo Bebianno Rocha was a Brazilian lawyer and advisor to President Jair Bolsonaro. Bebianno became Acting President of the Social Liberal Party in March 2018 after Luciano Bivar registered to run for federal deputy in the 2018 elections. He w ...

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