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Richard Divall

Richard Divall AO OBE was an Australian conductor and musicologist. He spent nine years as a music producer at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. He was born in Sydney, New South Wales. From 1972, on the invitation of Dame Joan Hammond, he ...

                                               

Carlos Divar

Jose Carlos Divar Blanco was a Spanish government official. He was born in Malaga, Spain. He was President of the General Council of the Judiciary and the Supreme Court from September 2008 to June 2012. He was the President of the National Court ...

                                               

Jovan Divjak

Jovan Divjak was a Bosnian army general. He was the Deputy Commander of the Bosnian armys main staff until 1994, during the Bosnian War. On 8 April 2021, Divjak died in Sarajevo at the age of 84.

                                               

Vlada Divljan

Vladimir "Vlada" Divljan, was a Serbian singer and songwriter. He was known as the frontman for the Serbian and former Yugoslav rock band Idoli. He died from appendix cancer.

                                               

John Dixon (cartoonist)

John Dangar Dixon was an Australian comic book artist and writer. He was best known for his comic strip creation, Air Hawk and the Flying Doctors, which ran from 1959 until 1986. Dixon was born in Newcastle, New South Wales. He moved to the Unite ...

                                               

Abdul Qadir Djaelani

Abdul Qadir Djaelani was an Indonesian Islamic preacher, writer, activist, and politician. He was member of parliament from 2000 until 2004. He was a member of the Crescent Star Party. Djaelani died on 23 February 2021 in Jakarta, aged 82.

                                               

Assia Djebar

Assia Djebar is the pen name of Fatima-Zohra Imalayen was an Algerian novelist, translator and filmmaker. She was known for writing books about feminism. She was elected to the Academie française on 16 June 2005, the first writer from the Maghreb ...

                                               

Djefatnebti

Djefatnebti was Ancient Egyptian queen of the 3rd dynasty. She lived at the end of that dynasty. She was a wife of Pharaoh Huni and mother of Queen Hetepheres I. We know for her and her name from a vessel from Elephantine. Title of Djefatnebti wa ...

                                               

Bulantrisna Djelantik

Ayu Bulantrisna Djelantik was a Dutch-born Indonesian traditional Balinese dancer. She was an ENT specialist and a lecturer at the faculty of medicine at Padjadjaran University. Bulantrisna died on 24 February 2021 of pancreatic cancer at the age ...

                                               

Joseph Djida

Joseph Djida OMI was a Cameroonian Roman Catholic bishop. He became a priest on 5 December 1976. He was appointed the second bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ngaoundere on 23 October 2000.

                                               

Djoser

Djoser was the first Pharaoh, or king of the Third Dynasty of Egypt, c. 2670 BCE. He is known for the building of the first pyramid built in Egypt, the Step Pyramid at Saqqara. The Third Dynasty, based in Memphis, was the beginning of the Old Kin ...

                                               

Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini

Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini was a Swazi politician. He was Prime Minister of Eswatini, from 1996 to 2003 and again from October 2008 to September 2018. He was also an executive director of the International Monetary Fund. In 2017, Dlamini was admit ...

                                               

Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini

Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini was a Swazi business executive and politician. He was the tenth Prime Minister of Eswatini from October 2018 until his death in December 2020. He was the CEO of Swazi MTN. On October 27, 2018, King Mswati III announced in ...

                                               

Obed Dlamini

Obed Mfanyana Dlamini was a Swazi politician. He served as Prime Minister of Swaziland from 12 July 1989 to 25 October 1993. He was born in Mhlosheni. Dlamini died from an illness on 18 January 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was 79.

                                               

Sotsha Dlamini

Sotsha Ernest Dlamini was a Swazi politician. He served as Prime Minister of Swaziland from 6 October 1986 to 12 July 1989.

                                               

Bronislaw Dankowski

Bronislaw Dankowski was a Polish politician. He was a member of the Sejm from 1997 to 2005. He was a member of the Democratic Left Alliance. Dankowski died on 2 December 2020 at the age of 76.

                                               

Luciano do Valle

Luciano do Valle Queiros, better known as Luciano do Valle was a Brazilian sports commentator, television presenter, journalist and entrepreneur. He worked on several broadcasters on television - Rede Globo from 1971 to 1982, Rede Record from 198 ...

                                               

Aleksander Doba

Aleksander Doba was a Polish kayaker and mountain climber. He was known for his long voyages crossing oceans. In 2010 and again in 2013 he kayaked across the Atlantic Ocean. The two voyages were the longest open-water kayak voyages ever made. He ...

                                               

Jim Dobbin

James "Jim" Dobbin was a British Labour Co-operative politician and microbiologist. He was Member of Parliament for Heywood and Middleton from 1997 to 2014. Dobbin died in 7 September 2014 while on a Council of Europe visit to Poland.

                                               

William Dobell

Sir William Dobell was a famous Australian artist, well known for his portrait painting. He won the 1943 Archibald Prize with a portrait of another artist, Joshua Smith. The painting became the centre of a court case when two other artists said i ...

                                               

Johann Wolfgang Dobereiner

Johann Wolfgang Dobereiner was a German chemist. He is best known for the development of the so-called Dobereiners lamp. This is one of the first lighters. Dobereiner was a professor for chemistry, pharmacy and technology at the university of Jen ...

                                               

Lubos Dobrovsky

Lubos Dobrovsky was a Czech journalist, activist and politician. He signed Charta 77 in the 1970s and was a spokesman of the Civic Forum in 1989. He was the Minister of Defence from 1990 to 1992 and Ambassador to Russia from 1996 to 2000. He was ...

                                               

Dobby Dobson

Highland "Dobby" Dobson OD was a Jamaican reggae singer and record producer. He was nicknamed "The Loving Pauper" after one of his best known songs. He was born in Kingston, Jamaica. In 1971, he recorded "That Wonderful Sound" for Rupie Edwards, ...

                                               

Frank Dobson

Frank Gordon Dobson was a British Labour Party politician. He was the Member of Parliament for Holborn and St. Pancras from 1979 to 2015. He worked in the Tony Blair Cabinet as Secretary of State for Health from 1997 to 1999, and was the official ...

                                               

Doc Rivers

                                               

Paul Bùi Van Doc

In this Vietnamese name, the family name is Bùi. According to Vietnamese custom, this person should be called by the given name Doc. Archbishop Paul Bùi Van Doc was a Vietnamese prelate of the Catholic Church. He served as the Archbishop of Ho Ch ...

                                               

Guram Dochanashvili

Guram Dochanashvili was a Georgian writer and historian. He was popular for his short stories, beginning in the 1960s. He was known for his The First Garment book series. Dochanashvili was hospitalized on 1 April 2021 in Tbilisi. His condition wa ...

                                               

Arthur Docters van Leeuwen

Arthur Docters van Leeuwen was a Dutch politician, jurist and civil servant. He was member of the liberal political party VVD. Between 1999 and 2007 he was chairman of the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets. He was born in The Hague. ...

                                               

Emil Doepler

Emil Doepler the younger was an illustrator, painter and teacher. Today he is seen as one of the people who influenced the Art Nouveau movement. Emil Doeplers father was Carl Emil Doepler. Doepler designed the coat of arms of the Weimar Republic.

                                               

Annasif Dohlen

Annasif Dohlen was a Norwegian painter and sculptor. She was born in Stavanger, Norway. She was known for her portraits of Johan Scharffenberg, Håkon Bleken and David Monrad Johansen, and a sculpture of Olav V of Norway, which is at the Holmenkol ...

                                               

Takako Doi

Takako Doi was a Japanese politician. She was active from 1980 until her retirement in 2005. She also worked at National Parliament for Japan to sign the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. She was the Chai ...

                                               

Robert Doisneau

Robert Doisneau was a French photographer. In the 1930s he used a Leica on the streets of Paris. He and Henri Cartier-Bresson were pioneers of photojournalism. As a young man Doisneau attended the Ecole Estienne in Paris to learn the crafts invol ...

                                               

Vladimir Dolgikh

Vladimir Ivanovich Dolgikh was a Russian politician. He was born in Ilansky, Yeniseysk Governorate, Soviet Union. He was head of the Metallurgical Department of the Central Committee Secretariat of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. He was ...

                                               

Engelbert Dollfuss

Engelbert Dollfuss was the Chancellor of Austria from 1932 until 1933. He led the country as a dictator from early 1933 until 1934. He studied law in Vienna, and Economics in Berlin. During World War I, he served in the Alps and briefly became a ...

                                               

Dick Dolman

Dirk Dolman was a Dutch politician. In 1970, he became a member of the House of Representatives as a member of the Labour Party. He left the House in 1990. From 17 July 1979 to 14 September 1989 he also was Speaker of the House of Representatives ...

                                               

Gerhard Domagk

Gerhard Johannes Paul Domagk was a German doctor. He won the 1939 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, for discovering the antibacterial effect of protonsil.

                                               

Florentino Dominguez Ordoñez

Florentino Dominguez Ordoñez was a Mexican politician. He was a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party. In 2014, he became a member of the Mexican Chamber of Deputies representing Tlaxcala. He was born in Chiautempan, Tlaxcala. Dominguez ...

                                               

Saint Dominic

Saint Dominic was the founder of a Catholic order, the Friars Preachers, often called the Dominicans or the Order of Preachers. Dominic is the patron saint of astronomers and the Dominican Republic. He was born in Caleruega, half-way between Osma ...

                                               

Domitian

Domitian was the last emperor of the Flavian dynasty, which ruled the Roman Empire between 69 and 96, This included the reigns of Domitians father Vespasian 69–79, his elder brother Titus 79–81, and that of Domitian himself. When Titus died he wa ...

                                               

Domitianus II (usurper)

Domitianus was probably a Roman soldier who was acclaimed emperor during the reign of Aurelian. He was in northern Gaul in late 270 or early 271 AD. He struck gold coins to advertise his claim to the throne. This claimant did not survive the year ...

                                               

Zarko Domljan

Zarko Domljan was a Croatian politician. He was the first Speaker of the Croatian Parliament after Croatias independence from Yugoslavia. He was the speaker from 30 May 1990 to 2 August 1992. He later was a Parliamentary Assembly of the Council o ...

                                               

Donald Campbell

Donald Campbell was a British world record holder who died trying to break the world record of becoming the fastest man on water in 1967. On 4 January that year, his jet powered boat lifted into the air, and was slammed back into the water with s ...

                                               

Dong Xian

Dong Xian – 1 BC) was a Han Dynasty politician. Within a few years, he rose from obscurity as a minor official to being the most powerful official in the imperial administration of Emperor Ai.

                                               

Dồng Sĩ Nguyên

Dồng Sĩ Nguyên, also known as Nguyễn Hữu Vũ, was a Vietnamese soldier and politician. Dồng Sỹ Nguyên is another spelling of his name. He served as Deputy Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam from 1982 to 1991. He was also a lieuten ...

                                               

Omer Dongeloğlu

Omer Dongeloğlu was a Turkish theologian, writer, producer and television presenter. He was known for the religious programs he hosted on Kanal 7. He was born in Zile, Turkey. He worked as a preacher in his hometown in Tokat between 1986 to 1996. ...

                                               

Pier Gerlofs Donia

Pier Gerlofs Donia, 1480 - 1520. He fought for the independence of Friesland. He was an enormous man and was said to be well over 7 feet tall. Donia was also known as Grutte Pier, which means Big Lad ", in Frisian language, or Grote Pier, which m ...

                                               

John Donne

John Donne was a British metaphysical poet. He wrote love poems and sonnets but later in his life became religious and wrote many Christian poems. He was also Dean of St Pauls Cathedral and was the author of many sermons.

                                               

Jorn Donner

Jorn Johan Donner was a Finnish writer, movie director, actor, producer, and politician. He was the founder of Finnish Film Archive. Donner was born in Helsinki, Finland. In 1979, he was a member of the jury at the 29th Berlin International Film ...

                                               

Xavier Dor

Xavier Dor was a French embryologist. He was well-known for his activism against abortions. He was born in Marseille, France. Dor was charged with eleven different crimes throughout his life, most of which coming after the Neiertz Law passed in 1 ...

                                               

Frank Doran

Frank Doran was a Scottish politician and the Member of Parliament for the Aberdeen North constituency in the United Kingdom. He was first elected to the House of Commons in the 1987 general election for Aberdeen South but was defeated in 1992. H ...

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