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Rachael Bland

Rachael Bland was a Welsh journalist and a presenter. She worked with BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC North West Tonight. She was known for her podcast, You, Me and the Big C, where she talked about living with breast cancer. Bland was diagnosed with te ...

                                               

Kurt Blanke

Kurt Blanke was a German lawyer and politician. From 1964 to 1973, he was mayor of the city of Celle in Lower Saxony. He was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. During World War II, he had a part in "Aryanization" in oc ...

                                               

Vicente Blasco Ibañez

Vicente Blasco Ibañez was a Spanish realist novelist writing in Spanish, a screenwriter and occasional film director.

                                               

Christie Blatchford

Christie Blatchford was a Canadian newspaper columnist, journalist and broadcaster. Notable publications she wrote for include Toronto Sun, National Post and The Globe and Mail. She also published four non-fiction books. She was born in Rouyn-Nor ...

                                               

Thomas Blatt

Thomas "Toivi" Blatt was a Polish-American writer and speaker. At the age of 16, Blatt was one of the few Jewish people to survive an uprising and escape from the Sobibor extermination camp in October 1943. Following the World War II he settled i ...

                                               

Yehoshua Blau

Yehoshua Blau was a Romanian-born Israeli scholar of Arabic language and literature. He was a Professor Emeritus at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He was born in Cluj, Romania. Blau was elected a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy i ...

                                               

Piet Blauw

Pieter Marinus Piet Blauw was a Dutch politician and farmer. He was a member of the Peoples Party for Freedom and Democracy. He became a member of the House of Representatives in 1981, serving until 1998. He born in Alkmaar, North Holland. Blauw ...

                                               

Branislav Blazic

Branislav Blazic was a Serbian surgeon and politician. He served many terms in the assemblies of FR Yugoslavia, Serbia and Vojvodina. He served as Minister of Environmental Protection from 1998 to 2000. He was a member of the far-right Radical Pa ...

                                               

Miguel Blesa

Miguel Blesa de la Parra was a Spanish banker. He was the chairman of the Spanish bank Caja Madrid from 1996 to 2010. He was born in Linares, Jaen, Spain. In February 2017, Blesa received a six-year jail term in connection with the misuse of comp ...

                                               

Manfred Bleskin

Manfred Bleskin was a German journalist and television presenter. Bleskin was born in Tribsees, East Germany. He began working after receiving a doctorate from the Akademie fur Gesellschaftswissenschaften. He spoke five languages. Bleskin died on ...

                                               

Paul Bley

Hyman Paul Bley CM was a Canadian pianist. He was known for his work to the free jazz movement of the 1960s. He began his career in the 1950s and was active until his death in the 2010s. He worked with jazz musicians Lee Konitz, Charlie Haden, Ev ...

                                               

Gerald Blidstein

Gerald Blidstein was an Israeli educator. He was a Professor Emeritus at Israels Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He was the Israel Prize winner in Law. In 2007, he became a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences. Blidstein died on September ...

                                               

Carl Bloch

Carl Heinrich Bloch was a Danish painter. Bloch studied painting at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Today he is mostly known for the Genre and History painting he did.

                                               

Jan Gotlib Bloch

Ivan Bloch was a banker from Poland. He donated money to help railways, and studied industrial warfare. Bloch published a collection of writings called La Guerre Future, translated to Is War Now Impossible?, in 1898.

                                               

Pierrette Bloch

Pierrette Bloch was a French-born Swiss painter and textile artist. Bloch began exhibiting her works in Paris and the United States in the 1950s. The ensemble of her works have their roots in the use of "poor" materials such as ink, paper, mesh, ...

                                               

Fredie Blom

Fredie Blom was a South African supercentenarian and a longevity claimant. Blom had not been officially recognized by the Guinness World Records or the Gerontology Research Group. However he was named by the South African media as the oldest man ...

                                               

Tom Blom

Tom Blom was a Dutch television and radio presenter. He was born in The Hague. His career began in 1975. Blom made his television debut as a announcer at The Johnny Kraaijkamp Show. Later, he was a presenter of the record program De Eerste de Bes ...

                                               

Tommy Blom

Tommy Albert Blom was a Swedish singer and radio host. He was member of the band Tages of the 1960s. He started hosting Vinyl 107 from the mid-1990s until 2008 when he lost that job because "he was too old." However, he returned in 2011. He was b ...

                                               

Jan Blommaert

Jan Blommaert was a Belgian sociolinguist and linguistic anthropologist. He was a Professor of Language, Culture and Globalization and Director of the Babylon Center at Tilburg University. Blommaert was born in Dendermonde, Belgium. Blommaert die ...

                                               

Isabella Blow

Isabella Blow was a British magazine editor. She worked for publications such as Tatler, Vogue and The Sunday Times. She was the muse of hat designer Philip Treacy. She is credited with discovering the models Stella Tennant and Sophie Dahl. She i ...

                                               

Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher

Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher, Furst von Wahlstatt was a Prussian general who went to war against Napoleon. A bust in the German Walhalla temple near Regensburg was sculpted in his honour.

                                               

Leon Blum

                                               

Norbert Blum

Norbert Blum was a German politician. He was federal legislator from North Rhine-Westphalia, chairman of the CDU North Rhine-Westphalia, and minister of labor and social affairs from 1982 to 1988. His slogan "The pension is safe" has been remembe ...

                                               

John Blundell (economist)

John Blundell was a British economist. He was the Director General and Ralph Harris Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs. Blundell had been involved in the creation and development of numerous free-market think tanks. Many people thank Blu ...

                                               

Anthony Blunt

Anthony Frederick Blunt, styled Sir Anthony Blunt KCVO from 1956 to 1979, was a British art historian and spy. In 1964, he confessed to having been a spy for the Soviet Union and was part of the spy group the Cambridge Five.

                                               

Robert Blyth

Robert Roberts Taylor Blyth was a Scottish professional football player from the 1920s. Blyth was born in Muirkirk, Scotland. His father was a soccer player for Portsmouth, who later became the manager from 1901 to 1904. Blyth played in eight Por ...

                                               

Augusto Boal

Augusto Boal was a Brazilian theatre director, writer and politician. He was the founder of Theatre of the Oppressed. Boal served one term as a Vereador the Brazilian version of a city councillor in Rio de Janeiro from 1993 to 1997. He developed ...

                                               

Molly Bobak

Molly Bobak, was a Canadian teacher, writer, printmaker and painter. During World War II, she was the first Canadian woman artist into be sent to a battlefield to see Canadas war effort. Bobak was born Molly Lamb in Vancouver, British Columbia. S ...

                                               

Pavel Bobek

Pavel Bobek was a Czech singer. He worked with many musical artists such as Lou Reed, Johnny Cash, Frank Zappa, Kenny Rogers, and John Denver. Bobek was born on 16 September 1937 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He studied to become an architect. Bobek ...

                                               

Philipp Bobkov

Philipp Denisovich Bobkov was a Russian KGB official. He worked as a director of the KGB political police department that was responsible for stopping protests in the former Soviet Union. He was called the "KGB brain". Bobkov was born in Oleksand ...

                                               

Giovanni Boccaccio

Giovanni Boccaccio was an Italian author and poet. He wrote several famous works, such as On Famous Women and the Decameron. Boccaccio was the first poet, who used ottava rima in longer poems. Thus he started long tradition of employing this form ...

                                               

Luigi Boccherini

Luigi Boccherini is an Italian cellist and composer. As a boy he showed great talent and was sent to Rome to study music. When he returned to Lucca he entered the theatre orchestra and the town band. He travelled a lot, visiting France, Spain, an ...

                                               

Vittore Bocchetta

Vittore Bocchetta was an Italian sculptor, painter, and academic. Bocchetta was a member of the anti-fascist Italian resistance movement during World War II. He was born in Sassari, Sardinia. He was an instructor of Spanish at Saint Xavier Colleg ...

                                               

Malgorzata Bochenska

Malgorzata Bochenska was a Polish journalist, culture animator and publicist. She was born in Warsaw. From 1974 to 1981 she worked with Polish National TV Theater as an editor. From 1984 to 1989, she worked with the Helsinski Committee. Bochenska ...

                                               

Vasily Bochkaryov

Vasily Kuzmich Bochkaryov was a Russian politician. He served as Head of Zheleznodorozhny District of Penza from 1987 to 1998. He was elected Head of the Administration of Penza Oblast in April 1998. He became Governor of Penza Oblast in June 1998.

                                               

Ute Bock

Ute Bock was an Austrian educator. Bock was born in Linz, Austria. She was known for her projects helping asylum seekers. In Vienna, there was the campaign Bock auf Bier in which a small percentage of the price of the beer was earmarked to Bock - ...

                                               

Ernst-Wolfgang Bockenforde

Ernst-Wolfgang Bockenforde was a German legal scholar and judge. He was a professor at the University of Freiburg and the author of more than 20 books and 80 articles dealing with legal and constitutional theory. Bockenforde was a member of the R ...

                                               

Magnus Bocker

Magnus Bocker was a Swedish businessman. He was born in Stockholm, Sweden. He was the Executive Chairman of Blibros Capital Partners, an investment company based in Singapore and Stockholm. He was also Chairman and Co-Founder of Tryb. Bocker died ...

                                               

Paul Bocuse

Paul Bocuse was a French chef. He was raised in Lyon. He was famous for the high quality of his restaurants and his innovative approaches to cuisine. Bocuse was one of the most prominent chefs associated with the nouvelle cuisine, which is less o ...

                                               

Remo Bodei

Remo Bodei was an Italian philosopher. He was Professor of the history of philosophy at the University of California at Los Angeles. He also taught at the University of Pisa and Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. Bodei was born in Cagliari, Italy. ...

                                               

Liliana Bodoc

Liliana Bodoc was an Argentinian writer of fantasy. She was born in Buenos Aires. She was known for her book La Saga de los Confines. The first of these books was translated into English as The Days of the Deer. Her work is very popular in Latin ...

                                               

Philippe Bodson

Philippe Andre Eugene, Baron Bodson was a Belgian businessman and politician. He was a member of the Belgian Senate from 1999 to 2003. In 1977, he started working for Glaverbel, where he would be the CEO from 1980 until 1989. From September 1989 ...

                                               

Lennart Bodstrom

Ture Lennart Bodstrom was a Swedish politician. He was born in Gothenburg. He served as the Minister for Foreign Affairs in Olof Palmes Social Democratic cabinet from 1982 to 1985. Following the 1985 election, Bodstrom was reassigned to the post ...

                                               

Ricardo Boechat

Ricardo Eugênio Boechat was an Argentine-born Brazilian journalist and news anchor. He worked for newspapers such as O Globo, O Dia, O Estado de São Paulo and Jornal do Brasil. Boechat won three Esso Journalism Awards. He entertained a weekly col ...

                                               

Harald von Boehmer

Harald von Boehmer was a German/Swiss immunologist. He was best known for his work on T lymphocytes. Boehmer was elected as a Senior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France, was awarded the Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine jointly with Nic ...

                                               

Philotheus Boehner

Philotheus Boehner, who was born as Heinrich Boehner, was a member of the Franciscan order and a very well respected medieval scholar.

                                               

Rik Boel

Henri "Rik" Joseph Boel was a Belgian politician and lawyer. He was a member of the Belgian Socialist Party. He was born in Tienen, Belgium. Boel was Minister of the Interior from 1977 to 1979. He was also a judge on the Constitutional Court from ...

                                               

Hans de Boer

Hans Andries de Boer is a former Dutch politician. He was a member of the Anti-Revolutionary Party and later the Christian Democratic Appeal party. He was born in Velsen, Netherlands. De Boer was a member of the House of Representatives from 1972 ...

                                               

Herman Pieter de Boer

Herman Pieter de Boer, also known as Johnny Austerlitz, was a Dutch writer, journalist and lyricist. He began his career during the late 1950s, and continued for more than 55 years. During this time, he wrote over 65 novels. De Boer was born in R ...

                                               

Heinrich Boere

Heinrich Boere was a convicted German-Dutch war criminal and former member of the Waffen-SS. He was one of the most wanted Nazis during the 1940s. Boere was born in Eschweiler, Germany to a Dutch father and German mother. Boere began serving his ...

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