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Xue Yue

Xue Yue was a Nationalist general in the Republic of China. Xue joined the Chinese army in 1914, at the age of 18. Along with Hu Zongnan and Tang Enbo, Xue was one of the Kuomintang generals most respected by the Japanese during the Second Sino-J ...

                                               

Lu Xun (Three Kingdoms)

Lu Xun was a general in Eastern Wu during the Three Kingdoms period in ancient China. He showed his skills by helping defeat Guan Yu with the Wei army. Sun Quan saw his potential and promoted him to main strategist in the Wu army after the death ...

                                               

Hiralal Yadav

Hiralal Yadav was an Indian folk singer. He was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in India in 2019. He was awarded the Yash Bharti Award in 2015. He was born in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. He was best known for his works with ...

                                               

Mahendra Yadav

Mahendra Yadav was an Indian politician. He was a member of the Indian National Congress. He was an MLA from Delhis Palam constituency from 1988 to 2003. He was convicted in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Yad ...

                                               

Parasnath Yadav

Parasnath Yadav was an Indian Samajwadi Party politician. He was a member of 17th Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh from Malhani in Jaunpur district of Uttar Pradesh. He also was Minister of Rural Engineering Department in Government of Uttar ...

                                               

Ram Naresh Yadav

Ram Naresh Yadav was an Indian politician. He was Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh from 1977 to 1979. He was from Janata Party; later he joined the Congress. He also was Governor of Madhya Pradesh from 26 August 2011 to 7 September 2016.

                                               

Vatanyar Yagyua

Yagyua was a member of the Leningrad city council from 1990 to 1993. He later became a member of the Legislative Assembly of Saint Petersburg from 1994 until his retirement in 2011. He also worked at the Saint Petersburg State University as Head ...

                                               

Yahya Khan

Agha Muhammad Yahya Khan was the final President of United Pakistan from 1969 to 1971, following the resignation of Ayub Khan. He has one son, Ali Yahya and one daughter, Yasmeen Khan.

                                               

Hasu Yajnik

Hasmukhray Vrajlal Yajnik, better known as Hasu Yajnik, also spelled Hasu Yagnik was a Gujarati writer and editor. He wrote novels, short stories, criticism, folklore, and childrens stories. He was a professor of Gujarati in many government colle ...

                                               

Abraham Yakin

Abraham Yakin was an Israeli artist. Abraham Yakin was born in Jerusalem. He started his artistic training at Bezalel Academy after World War II. Yakin joined the Israel Defense Forces. He had his first exhibition in 1953. In 1957 he married Hann ...

                                               

Gleb Yakunin

Gleb Pavlovich Yakunin was a Russian priest and dissident. He fought for the freedom of conscience in the Soviet Union. He was member of Moscow Helsinki Group, and he was elected to Russian Parliaments from 1990 to 1999. Yakunin was born in Mosco ...

                                               

Aytaç Yalman

Aytaç Yalman was a Turkish general. He was born in Istanbul. From 2000 to 2002, he was General Commander of the Gendarmerie of Turkey. From 2002 to 2004, he was the Commander of the Turkish Army. Yalman died on 15 March 2020 in Uskudar, Turkey of ...

                                               

Otoya Yamaguchi

In this Japanese name, the family name is Yamaguchi. Otoya Yamaguchi was a Japanese political activist and assassin. He killed the head of the Japanese Socialist Party. On October 12, 1960, the killing was broadcast live by NHK television.

                                               

Beatriz Yamamoto Cazarez

Beatriz Eugenia Yamamoto Cazarez was a Mexican politician. She was a member of the PAN. She was Deputy representing Guanajuato from 2012 until his death. Yamamoto Cazarez died of COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic in Mexico on 8 February 2021, ...

                                               

Kansai Yamamoto

Kansai Yamamoto was a Japanese fashion designer. He was well known during the 1970s and 1980s. In 1971, he opened his own company, Yamamoto Kansai Company, Ltd., Tokyo. His first collection debuted the same year in London and the United States at ...

                                               

Ahmed Zaki Yamani

Ahmed Zaki Yamani was a Saudi Arabian politician. He was Minister of Oil and Mineral Resources from 1962 to 1986. He died on 23 February 2021 in London, aged 90.

                                               

Hiroshi Yamauchi

In this Japanese name, the family name is Yamauchi. Hiroshi Yamauchi was a Japanese businessman. He was the third president of Nintendo from 1949 until he quit on May 31, 2002. He transformed Nintendo from a small card-making company to a multibi ...

                                               

Maurice Yameogo

Maurice Yameogo was the first President of the Republic of Upper Volta, now called Burkina Faso, from 1959 until 1966.

                                               

Basil Yamey

Basil S. Yamey, CBE was a South African economist. He was born in Cape Town in South Africa. For many years he was a Professor at the London School of Economics. He was a part-time member of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission from 1966 to 1978 ...

                                               

Isaac Yamma

Isaac Yamma was a country singer from central Australia. He was one of the earliest musicians in Australia to become well known singing Western-style songs in an indigenous language. Isaac was a Pitjantjatjara man who was born by a waterhole near ...

                                               

Sori Yanagi

In this Japanese name, the family name is Yanagi. Sori Yanagi is one of the most famous product designers in Japan. He played a role in Japanese modern design developed from after World War 2 to the high-growth period in the Japanese economy. He ...

                                               

Elias Yanes Alvarez

Elias Yanes Alvarez was a Spanish Roman Catholic bishop. He was born in Zaragoza. Yanes Alvarez was ordained to the priesthood in 1952. He served as bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oviedo from 1970 to 1977. Yanes Alvarez then served as Ar ...

                                               

Oscar Yanes

Oscar Armando Yanes Gonzalez was a Venezuelan journalist and bestselling author. Yanes is considered to be a pioneer in Venezuelas broadcast journalism department. He was awarded three times with the National Prize for Journalism. In 1992 won the ...

                                               

Yang Mu

Yang Mu was a Taiwanese poet, essayist and critic. He was born in Hualien County, Taiwan. His work was known for its combining of the graceful style and writing techniques of Chinese classical poetry with elements of Western culture. He was named ...

                                               

Yang Shangkun

Yang Shangkun was a Chinese politician. He was the 4th President of the Peoples Republic of China from 1988 to 1993.

                                               

Yang Side

Yang Side was a Chinese major general of the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army. He was Minister of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the CPC Central Committee. Yang was Vice Minister of the Liaison Department of the General Political Department, Ministe ...

                                               

Yang Xiaobo (Hubei politician)

Yang Xiaobo was a Chinese politician. From 2009 until December 2014, he served as mayor of Huangshi. He was born in Tianmen, Hubei. In January 2020, Yang died of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV in Hubei at the age of 56 or 57.

                                               

Yang Zhenduo

Yang Zhenduo was a Chinese martial artist and educator. He was born in Beijing. He was known for his Tai chi movements. He was Chairman of the International Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan Association. Yang died on 7 November 2020 in Beijing at the age ...

                                               

Yangnyeong

Prince Yangnyeong or Grand Prince Yangnyung was a politician and prince, writer and poet during the Korean Joseon Dynasty. He was the first son of Taejong of Joseon and first enclosed Crown Prince of Korea. His real name was Yi Je.

                                               

Vladimir Yankilevsky

Vladimir Borisovich Yankilevsky was a Russian artist. He was born in Moscow. Yankilevsky was known mostly for his work in the Soviet Nonconformist Art movement of the 1960s through the 1980s. His most famous works are his triptychs, works that ar ...

                                               

Yao Lee

Yao Lee, also credited as Yao Li, Yiu Lei and Hue Lee was a Chinese singer. She was born in Shanghai. Yao was active from the 1930s to the 1970s. She was the sister of Yao Min. She was thought to be one of the Seven great singing stars of Shangha ...

                                               

Zelimkhan Yaqub

Zelimkhan Yaqub was an Azerbaijani poet. He served as a deputy of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan from 1995 to 2005. He was also named the national poet of Azerbaijan in 2005. He was born in Bolnisi Municipality, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union. Y ...

                                               

Umaru Musa YarAdua

Umaru Musa YarAdua was a Nigerian politician. He served as the President of Nigeria and the 13th Head of State. He became governor of Katsina State in northern Nigeria from 29 May 1999 to 28 May 2007. He was declared the winner of the controversi ...

                                               

Eric Yarrow

Sir Eric Grant Yarrow, 3rd Baronet, MBE, DL, FRSE was a British businessman. He was born in Surrey, England. After serving during World War II, he worked at Yarrow Shipbuilders, in 1946, later becoming President of Yarrow plc until 1987, and was ...

                                               

Perfecto Yasay Jr.

Perfecto "Jun" Rivas Yasay Jr. was a Filipino politician. He was Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines from June 30, 2016 until March 8, 2017. He was a member of the Bangon Pilipinas. He was born in Kidapawan, Philippines. He was Chairm ...

                                               

Ahmed Yassin

Ahmed Yassin was a spiritual leader of the militant Palestinian group Hamas. Yassins birth date is in dispute. He claimed he was born 1/1/1938, however, his passport indicated 1/1/1937. To some he was a hero, to some he was a notorious member of ...

                                               

Okiharu Yasuoka

Okiharu Yasuoka was a Japanese politician and lawyer. He was a member of the Liberal Democratic Party. He served as a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet from 1972 to 2017. He also served two terms as the Minister of Justice in 200 ...

                                               

Fred Yates

Fred Yates was an English artist. His work was very much in the style of the late LS Lowry. Yates lived and worked all over England but in later years he was based in France.

                                               

Peter Yates

Peter Yates was an English movie director and producer. He was born in Aldershot, Hampshire. He was nominated for the Academy Award for the movies Breaking Away and The Dresser. He was also nominated several time for BAFTA Awards. One of his best ...

                                               

Ebrahim Yazdi

Ebrahim Yazdi was an Iranian politician and diplomat. He served as deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs in the interim government of Mehdi Bazargan, until his resignation in November 1979, in protest at the Iran hostage crisis. F ...

                                               

Mohammad Yazdi

Mohammad Yazdi was an Iranian cleric and politician. He was the head of Judiciary System of Iran between 1989 and 1999. In 2015, he was elected to lead Irans Assembly of Experts. Yazdi was also Chief Justice of Iran from 1989 to 1999. Yazdi was b ...

                                               

Dmitry Yazov

Dmitry Timofeyevich Yazov was a Soviet military personnel. He served during World War II and the Soviet–Afghan War. He was born in Omsk Oblast, Soviet Union. He was the last Marshal of the Soviet Union to be appointed before the fall. He was the ...

                                               

Ye Lwin (musician)

Ye Lwin was a Burmese musician, guitarist and peace activist. He was the longtime bass guitarist and singer of the Mizzima Wave band. He was one of activist musician in the peace movement of Myanmar. He created many own original tunes, and one of ...

                                               

Ye Xuanping

Ye Xuanping was a Chinese politician. He was Mayor of Guangzhou from 1985 to 1991 and Governor of Guangdong from 1985 to 1991. Ye was born in Meixian, Guangdong. Ye was a strong supporter of Deng Xiaopings reform and opening policy. Ye died on 17 ...

                                               

Ye Zhengda

Ye Zhengda was a Chinese aircraft designer. He was a professor and senior engineer at Northwestern Polytechnical University. In 1988, he was awarded the military rank of lieutenant general by the Chinese government. He was a member of the 10th Na ...

                                               

William Butler Yeats

William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet, dramatist and mystic. He was born in Dublin, Ireland on 13 June 1865. He spent most of his time in Sligo and some time in London. Yeats early poetry drew heavily on myth and legend. His later work had more ...

                                               

Arsen Yegiazarian

Arsen Yegiazarian was an Armenian chess player. He was born in Yerevan. He became a Grandmaster in 2000, and a FIDE senior trainer in 2010–11. He was part of winning team of 1995s European Chess Club Cup. He also competed at the Chess Olympiad in ...

                                               

Nandi Yellaiah

Nandi Yellaiah was an Indian politician. He was a member of the Indian National Congress party. From 2014 to 2019, he was member of Parliament of India from Nagarkurnool in the Lok Sabha. He was born in Hyderabad, India. Yellaiah died on 8 August ...

                                               

Leonid Yengibarov

Leonid Georgievich Yengibarov was a Soviet clown and actor. Yengibarov was born in Moscow. His father was Armenian. His mother was Russian. He started his career as a boxer. In 1955 he joined the State School of Circus Art. After graduation in 19 ...

                                               

Yeoh Tiong Lay

Tan Sri Yeoh Tiong Lay was a Malaysian business tycoon. He founded YTL Corporation, Malaysias largest conglomerate, with interests in construction, utilities, hotels, property development and technology. YTL is based primarily in Malaysia but has ...