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Francesco Botticini

Francesco di Giovanni Botticini was an Italian painter. He lived in the early part of the Renaissance period. He was born in Florence about 1446 and is best known for his painting called "Assumption of the Virgin". He died in 1497 or 1498. After ...

                                               

Rutland Boughton

Rutland Boughton was an English composer. He was well known in the early 20th century as a composer of opera and choral music. Boughton studied with Charles Villiers Stanford and Walford Davies. He wrote many different kinds of music including sy ...

                                               

Hubert Boulard

Hubert Boulard was a French comics writer and colorist. He produced Miss Pas Touche in 2006, illustrated by Kerascoet and published by Dargaud, which sold 30.000 as of 2017. Boulard produced the collective work Les Gens normaux, paroles lesbienne ...

                                               

Pierre Boulle

Pierre Boulle was a French writer. He was born in Avignon, France. Boulle wrote many novels and short stories in French. Two stories became popular English language movies: Planet of the Apes and The Bridge on the River Kwai. Boulle won the award ...

                                               

Jean Bourgain

Jean Bourgain was a Belgian mathematician. He was a professor at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques at Bures-sur-Yvette in France. From 1994 until his death he has worked at the Institute for Adv ...

                                               

Frederick Chalmers Bourne

Sir Frederick Chalmers Bourne was an English colonial administrator. He served in British India. He began his service in the Royal Army. He then served in the civil service from 1920. He worked in Lahore for several years, and held several high p ...

                                               

August Bournonville

August Bournonville was a Danish ballet master and choreographer. He studied in Paris as a young man. He became a solo dancer with the Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen. He became the companys choreographer from 1830 to 1877. He created more than ...

                                               

Fatma Boussaha

Fatma Boussaha was a Tunisian Mezwed singer. Fatma Boussaha performed several titles like Ya ami echiffour and Ya karhebt Kamel. She was known for her song Achchibani wassa in 1999. Her last title, Trabek ghali ya touness, dates from 2012. At one ...

                                               

Roger Boutry

Roger Boutry was a French composer and conductor. He was born in Paris. Boutry was the Music Director of the Republican Guard from 1973 through 1977. Boutry died in Paris on 7 September 2019 at the age of 87.

                                               

Daniel Bovet

Daniel Bovet ForMemRS is an Swiss-born Italian pharmacologist. Bovet won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1957 "for his discoveries relating to synthetic compounds that inhibit the action of certain body substances, and especially the ...

                                               

George Ferguson Bowen

Sir George Ferguson Bowen was born in Ireland. He was the first governor of Queensland, Australia. Bowen was also an author. He wrote a few books.

                                               

Jim Bowen

James Whittaker, known professionally as Jim Bowen, was an English stand-up comedian and television personality. He was the long-time host of the ITV game show Bullseye, which he presented from its beginning in 1981 through to 1995. He was born i ...

                                               

Jane Bown

Jane Hope Bown CBE was an English photographer who worked for The Observer newspaper from 1949. Her portraits have been very popular to many critics. Bown was born in Eastnor, Herefordshire. Bown died in London, aged 89.

                                               

Aydın Boysan

Aydın Boysan was a Turkish architect, academic, author and essayist. He was born in Istanbul. In 1954, he became the charter member of the Chamber of Architects. He also became the first secretary general of the chamber. Later he served as the re ...

                                               

Ruairi O Bradaigh

Ruairi O Bradaigh was an Irish republican paramilitary and political leader. He was Chief of Staff of the Irish Republican Army from 1958–1959 and again from 1960–1962, president of Sinn Fein from 1970 to 1983, and president of Republican Sinn Fe ...

                                               

Wilson Braga

Wilson Leite Braga, better known as simply Wilson Braga, was a Brazilian politician, lawyer and businessman. He was born in Conceição, Paraiba. Braga was a member of the Brazilian Democratic Movement. Braga was a member of the Paraiba MLA from 19 ...

                                               

Enrico Braggiotti

Enrico Braggiotti was a Turkish-Monegasque banker. He was President of the Banca Commerciale Italiana from 1988 through 1990. Braggiotti died on 30 October 2019 at the age of 96.

                                               

Brahmagupta

Brahmagupta was an Indian mathematician and astronomer. He was the author of two early works on mathematics and astronomy: the Brāhmasphutasiddhānta. Brahmagupta was the first to give rules to compute with zero. The texts composed by Brahmagupta ...

                                               

Louis Braille

Louis Braille was a French inventor. He was born in Coupvray. He invented the script braille system, which helps blind people to read. Braille is read by passing ones fingers over characters made up of an arrangement of one to six embossed points ...

                                               

E. R. Braithwaite

Edward Ricardo Braithwaite was a Guyanese novelist, writer, teacher, and diplomat. He is best known for his stories of social conditions and racial discrimination against black people. He is the author of the 1959 autobiographical novel To Sir, W ...

                                               

Gerrit Braks

Gerardus Johannes Maria "Gerrit" Braks was a Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal. He was born in Uden, North Brabant. He was a member of the Catholic Peoples Party from 1975 until 1980 when this party became part of the Christian ...

                                               

Vitaliano Brancati

Vitaliano Brancati was an Italian writer. He was born in Pachino and died in Turin from an heart attack, aged 43. In 1950 he won the Bagutta Prize. Brancati was married to Anna Proclemer from 1946 until his death in 1954. They had one daughter.

                                               

Lady Eleanor Brandon

Lady Eleanor Brandon was the daughter of Mary Tudor, Queen of France and Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk. Her maternal grandparents were King Henry VII of England and Elizabeth of York. She was the sister of Lady Frances Brandon therefore she wa ...

                                               

Per-Ingvar Brånemark

Per-Ingvar Brånemark was a Swedish orthopedic surgeon and research professor. He was called the "father of modern dental implantology". The Brånemark Osseointegration Center, named after its founder, was founded in 1989 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Brå ...

                                               

Eve Branson

Evette Huntley Branson was a British philanthropist and child welfare activist. She was the mother of Richard Branson. Branson was born in Edmonton, Middlesex. Branson toured Germany as a ballet dancer with Entertainments National Service Associa ...

                                               

Nadejda Branzan

Nadejda Branzan was a Moldovan politician and physician. He was a member of Parliament from 1990 to 1994. He was a member of the Popular Front of Moldova. Branzan died on 25 May 2020 at the age of 71.

                                               

Lasse Braun

Lasse Braun was an Italian pornographer, movie director, producer, screenwriter, novelist and researcher. He was known for creating hardcore pornography movies and selling them to peep shows in the United States. Braun died from complications of ...

                                               

Herman Braun-Vega

Herman Braun-Vega was a Peruvian painter and artist. His art were often political or cultural. In 1978 he began to paint portraits, especially of his painters friends who invited to participate in the gestation of his canvases: Vladimir Velickovi ...

                                               

Artur Brauner

Artur Atze Brauner was a Polish-born German movie producer and entrepreneur. He created over 300 movies from 1946 through 2019. He was Jewish and many of his relatives were killed by Nazis in the 1940s. Brauner produced Sag die Wahrheit, one of t ...

                                               

François Breda

François Breda was a Romanian essayist, poet, literary critic, literary historian, translator and theatrologist. In 1991 he was founding member of Gyorgy Bretter Literary Circle, a society with great literary traditions that had ceased to exist i ...

                                               

Francisco Brennand

Francisco Brennand, or Francisco de Paula de Almeida Brennand, was a Brazilian sculptor. He worked in several different media. He was best known for his work in ceramic sculpture. Brennand was born in Recife, Pernambuco. He also used ceramics to ...

                                               

Ernst Brenner

Ernst Brenner was a Swiss politician. He was elected to the Federal Council of Switzerland on 25 March 1897 and died in office on 11 March 1911. He was a member of the Free Democratic Party. During his office time he held the following department ...

                                               

Claire Bretecher

Claire Bretecher was a French cartoonist. He was known for her works which focused on women and gender issues. Her creations included Les Frustres, and the unimpressed teenager Agrippine. He was born in Nantes, France. She co-founded LEcho des sa ...

                                               

Leons Briedis

Leons Briedis was a Latvian poet, novelist, essayist, literary critic and publisher. In 1974, Briedis becme a member of the Latvian Writers Union several times also a member of the Board, and from 1987 he was a member of the international organis ...

                                               

Leon Brittan

Leon Brittan, Baron Brittan of Spennithorne was a British politician and barrister. A member of the Conservative Party, he served as Home Secretary, a member of Parliament and subsequently of the European Commission. Brittan died of cancer in Lon ...

                                               

Des Britten

Sir Desmond John Britten was a New Zealand restaurateur, radio broadcaster, television chef, cookbook writer and Anglican priest. He was Wellington City Missioner for 17 years, and was knighted in 2012. He was born Otane in Hawkes Bay. Britten wa ...

                                               

Leopoldo Brizuela

Leopoldo Brizuela was an Argentine journalist, writer, poet and translator. He was born in La Plata, Argentina. In 1977, he began publishing his works with the Argentine magazine Oeste. His best known work was One night. He studied at the Univers ...

                                               

Michael Broadbent

John Michael Broadbent, MW was a British wine critic, writer and auctioneer. He was a known critic on wine tasting and old wines. In 1979, Broadbent was appointed Chevalier of the Ordre National du Merite, as well as an honorary member of the Aca ...

                                               

Stan Brock

Stan Brock was a British philanthropist. He founded the charity Remote Area Medical in 1985. The Independent states his work rescued millions of uninsured Americans. He was very critical of the American healthcare system. Brock was born in Presto ...

                                               

Marco Dino Brogi

Marco Dino Brogi, O.F.M. was an Italian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church Brogi was born in Cairo, Egypt. He was became a priest on 5 May 1963. Pope John Paul II made Brogi titular archbishop of Città Ducale, Apostolic Nuncio to Sudan, and Apo ...

                                               

Emily Bronte

Emily Jane Bronte was a British author and poet. She is most famous for her only novel Wuthering Heights. She wrote under the pen name Ellis Bell. Bronte had two sisters, Charlotte and Anne, who were also writers. Her brother, Branwell, was a pai ...

                                               

Anita Brookner

Anita Brookner, CBE was a British award-winning novelist and art historian. She was Slade Professor of Fine Art at the University of Cambridge from 1967 to 1968. She was the first woman to hold this visiting professorship. She was awarded the 198 ...

                                               

Manlio Brosio

Manlio Giovanni Brosio was an Italian lawyer, diplomat, politician and the fourth Secretary General of NATO between 1964 and 1971. In January 1947, Brosio became the Italian ambassador to Soviet Union and got involved with the peace treaty negoti ...

                                               

James Broun-Ramsay, 1st Marquess of Dalhousie

James Andrew Broun-Ramsay, 1st Marquess of Dalhousie KT, PC, known as The Earl of Dalhousie between 1838 and 1849, was a Scottish statesman and a colonial administrator in British India. He served as Governor-General of India from 1848 to 1856. H ...

                                               

Jeanne Brousse

Jeanne Brousse was a French resistance member. She was born in Saint-Pierre-de-Curtille in the Savoie region of France. Jeanne Brousse was a member of the French Resistance during World War II. In 1973 she was awarded the title of a Righteous Amo ...

                                               

Eef Brouwers

Evert Brouwers was a Dutch journalist and spokesman. He was born in Zwolle, Netherlands. He worked as a news presenter at Regionale Omroep Noord en Oost, AVRO, NOS Studio Sport, NOS and NOS Journaal. From 1977–1983 he was editor in chief of the N ...

                                               

Eric Brown (pilot)

Captain Eric Melrose "Winkle" Brown, CBE, DSC, AFC, Hon FRAeS, RN was a Scottish Royal Navy officer and test pilot. He flew 487 different types of aircraft, more than anyone else in history. He also held the world record for most aircraft carrier ...

                                               

Gord Brown

Gordon Brown, was a Canadian politician. He was born in Toronto, Ontario. He was a member of the House of Commons of Canada, representing the Ontario riding of Leeds - Grenville - Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes as a Conservative member from 20 ...

                                               

Joe Brown (climber)

Joseph Brown, usually Joe Brown, CBE was an English climber. He was born in Ardwick, Manchester, Lancashire, England. Browns mountaineering achievements in the Alps and Himalayas have often been little known. In 1956 he made the first ascent of t ...

                                               

Robert Brown

Robert Brown FRS FRSE FLS was a Scottish botanist. Brown made important contributions to botany by using the microscope. He made an early description of the cell nucleus and cytoplasmic streaming. He saw Brownian motion. He did early work on plan ...

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