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New Zealands Top 100 History Makers

New Zealands Top 100 History Makers was a weekly television programme first shown on Prime Television New Zealand on 6 October 2005. 100 New Zealanders were ranked by a panel. There were six episodes counting down the list from 100 to 11. The sev ...

                                               

John Joseph Woods

John Joseph Woods was a New Zealand teacher and songwriter. He is best known for winning a competition to set "God Defend New Zealand", a poem by Thomas Bracken, to music. By doing this, he composed the tune to what later became New Zealands nati ...

                                               

Ruben Dario

Felix Ruben Garcia Sarmiento was a Nicaraguan journalist, diplomat, and poet who wrote under the pseudonym of Ruben Dario and is also known as The Father of Modernism.

                                               

Adetokunbo Ademola

Adetokunbo Adegboyega Ademola, KBE, GCON was a Nigerian judge and former Chief Justice of Nigeria. Before becoming the Chief Justice, he was Chief Justice of the Western Region of Nigeria. Although, Justice Ademola is known for his judicial dutie ...

                                               

Davido

David Adedeji Adeleke, better known by his stage name Davido, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer. His 2011 single "Dami Duro" was well-received throughout Nigeria. Along with his elder brother Adewale Adeleke, Davido is the co- ...

                                               

Zubby Michael

Azubuike Michael Egwu professionally known as Zubby Michael is a Nigerian actor and movie producer. He was famous for his role in Three Windows, Royal Storm and Professional Lady. His first appearance was in the movie titled Missing rib but known ...

                                               

Sikiru Adesina

Sikiru Adesina, popularly known as Arakangudu, was a Nigerian movie actor, director and producer. He was best known for playing roles as either an herbalist, armed robber or occultist in movies. On February 8, 2016, he died at his residence in Ka ...

                                               

James Joseph Dresnok

James Joseph Dresnok was an American defector to North Korea, one of six American soldiers to defect after the Korean War. After defecting, Dresnok worked as an actor in propaganda movies, some directed by Kim Jong-il, and as an English teacher i ...

                                               

Edvard Munch

Edvard Munch was a Norwegian painter and print-maker. He was born in Adalsbruk. He was an expressionist who painted 1789 known paintings. He is well known for his treatment of emotion such as fear. His way of seeing things had a large influence o ...

                                               

Caspar Wessel

Caspar Wessel was a Danish-Norwegian mathematician. He was born in Jonsrud, Vestby, Akershus, Norway. In 1763, having completed secondary school, he went to Denmark for further studies since Norway didnt have any university in 1763. In 1778 he ac ...

                                               

Hindkowan

Hindkowans is a general term used to identify speakers of the Hindko dialect of North Punjabi within Pakistan. In fact this is not an ethnic grouping or category properly speaking, and comprises diverse elements in the Punjab, and small amount in ...

                                               

Fatima Jinnah

Fatima Jinnah was a Pakistani dental surgeon, writer, stateswoman and one of the founders of Pakistan. She was the younger sister of Muhammad Ali Jinnah who became the first Governor General of Pakistan. She was a strong critic of the British Raj ...

                                               

Malik Rabnawaz Noon

Malik Rabnawaz Noon was a Pakistani lawyer. He was a senior advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. He had worked as lawyer for more than 40 years and was considered one of the top lawyers in the country. He worked as a lawyer all over the cou ...

                                               

Waheed Murad

Waheed Murad was a Pakistani movie actor. Waheed is considered to be one of the most influential actors of subcontinent. He was born in Karachi, Pakistan. and was the only child of movie distributor Nisar Murad. Waheed got his early education fro ...

                                               

Qazi Hussain Ahmad

Qazi was born in 1938 in Nowshera District, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Qazi Hussain Ahmad went to Islamia College, Peshawar and got his Master of Science MSc degree in Geography from Peshawar University. He was a lecturer at Jehanzeb College S ...

                                               

Sultan Rahi

Sultan Muhammad was born in a Muslim arain family of Saharanpur in 1938 Uttar Pradesh, British India. He was a famous Pakistani film actor who was well-known in Pakistan in Punjabi & Urdu films during the 1970s and 1980s till 1996. He was mostly ...

                                               

Qasim Razvi

Qasim Razvi was the leader of a local militia in India, the Razakars of Hyderabad State, who blocked accession into the Republic of India after the Partition of British Indian empire against the wishes of the local majority Hindu-population, and ...

                                               

Palestinian people

The Palestinian people or just Palestinians are the Arab people from the West Bank and the Gaza strip, which are also called the Palestinian Territories, or Palestine. The people called "Palestinians" today are Arabs, but in the past, "Palestinia ...

                                               

Black Palestinians

Black Palestinians are black people who live in or have family from Palestine. They are also called Afro-Palestinians because many have ancestors from Africa. In history, many black people were forced to go to Palestine as slaves by the Ottoman E ...

                                               

Angel Maria Herrera

Angel Maria Herrera, was an Panamanian educator. Received her teaching degree in 1884 at the Ecole Normale de Institutores and that same year was appointed Academico de the Boys School of Saints, and a year later was reappointed Chief Academic Sc ...

                                               

Bobby Prescott

George Bertrand "Bobby" Prescott was a Panamanian professional baseball player. He was an outfielder, first baseman and third baseman. He had a 19-year career, from 1952–1970, in North American minor league baseball and a brief trial with the 196 ...

                                               

Martin Chambi

Martin Chambi Jimenez was a photographer who came from the south of Peru. He was also known as Martin Chambi de Coaza. He was the only well known indigenous Latin American photographer of his time. He was born November 5, 1891 in Puno and died Se ...

                                               

Veronica Contreras

Veronica Contreras Flores is a Peruvian volleyball player. She played at the 1996 Summer Olympics, 1994 FIVB Volleyball Womens World Championship, 2006 FIVB Volleyball Womens World Championship, 2006 Womens Pan-American Volleyball Cup, 2007 Women ...

                                               

Poles

The Polish people, or Poles are a Slavic nation and ethnic group native to Poland, they are bounded by the Polish language, which belongs to the Lechitic subgroup of west slavic languages of Central Europe, living mainly in Poland. Their religion ...

                                               

Polans

The Polans were a West Slavic tribe that lived in Greater Poland. Polans united other Polish tribes and created Poland. The first Catholic ruler of the Polans was Mieszko I. Here is an extract of Helmolds Chronica Slavorum: Slavorum igitur populi ...

                                               

Antoni Grabowski

Antoni Grabowski was a Polish chemical engineer, and an early supporter of the Esperanto movement. The books and poems that he changed into Esperanto from other languages helped to make Esperanto more well-known and used.

                                               

Leszek Kolakowski

Leszek Kolakowski - was a Polish philosopher, who worked mainly in the history of philosophy, history of political ideas and philosophy of religion, essayist, journalist and novelist. He was born in Radom, south of Warsaw in 1927 and died in Oxfo ...

                                               

Marie Leszczynska

This is the correct spelling of the surname in modern Polish; various other spellings are also used in English and French. Marie Leszczynska was a queen of France as wife of Louis XV. In France, she was referred to as Marie Leczinska. She was the ...

                                               

Paul Strzelecki

Paul Edmund de Strzelecki was a Polish man who taught himself geology. He became famous for his explorations in Australia. He was born in Gluszyna, near Poznan, Western Poland in 1797 and later served briefly with the Prussian army. He tried unsu ...

                                               

Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka was a Polish-American philosopher and writer. She was one of the most important and most active contemporary phenomenologists. She was a founder and president of the World Phenomenology Institute. She had also been the edi ...

                                               

Szilard Bogdanffy

Szilard Ignac Bogdanffy was a Roman Catholic auxiliary bishop of Satu Mare and Oradea of the Latins. On October 30, 2010 he was proclaimed blessed in a ceremony held in St. Marys Basilica, Oradea, Romania, being recognized as a martyr of the Comm ...

                                               

Doina Cornea

Doina Cornea was a Romanian human rights activist and French language professor. She was notable as a dissident during the communist regime of Nicolae Ceaușescu.

                                               

Russians in the United Kingdom

There may be many as 300.000 Russians in the United Kingdom. About half of these were born in Russia. Some of the others are citizens of the Baltic states. Since they joined the EU in 2004, they are free to live in other EU countries, including t ...

                                               

Volga Germans

Volga Germans were ethnic Germans living along the Volga River. They kept the culture, language, traditions and religions of Germans, including Lutheranism and Roman Catholicism. Catherine the Great invited Germans to immigrate. She gave them Rus ...

                                               

Academy maniacs

Artyom Alexandrovich Anoufriev and Nikita Vakhtangovich Lytkin are two serial killers from Irkutsk, Russia. On April 5, 2011, Anoufriev and Lytkin were arrested in connection with a series of six murders and attacks on local residents in Akademgo ...

                                               

George Balabushka

George Balabushka was a Russian-born American billiards cue maker. He may have been the most important cue stick maker. He is sometimes called "the Stradivarius of cuemakers". His full name or last name alone is often used to refer to a cue stick ...

                                               

George Balanchine

George Balanchine was a ballet dancer and choreographer. His father was Georgian and his mother Russian. He was one of the 20th centurys most famous choreographers. He developed over 200 ballets, mostly in the United States. He was the co-founder ...

                                               

Mikhail Fokine

Mikhail Fokine was a Russian choreographer and dancer. He was born in St Petersburg, the son of a prosperous middle-class merchant. At the age of nine, he was accepted into the St Petersburg Imperial Ballet School. In 1898, on his 18th birthday, ...

                                               

Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin was a Russian cosmonaut. He became the first human in space on April 12, 1961, in a rocket launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in modern Kazakhstan then part of the Soviet Union.

                                               

Boris Godunov

Boris Fyodorovich Godunov was a famous tsar of Russia. He ruled as a regent from about 1585 to 1598 and then as tsar from 1598 to 1605. In many ways he was a good tsar, but he had not inherited the throne. He became more and more anxious that a p ...

                                               

Nadezhda von Meck

Nadezhda Filaretovna von Meck was a rich Russian businesswoman. She is remembered today for her strange relationship with the famous composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. For many years she paid him a lot of money each month so that he could compose ...

                                               

Alexey Stakhanov

Alexey Grigoryevich Stakhanov was a miner in the Soviet Union. In 1970, he was made a Hero of Socialist Labor. In 1936, he became a member of the CPSU. He became a celebrity in 1935 as part of a movement that was intended to increase worker produ ...

                                               

Vladimir Stasov

Vladimir Vasilievich Stasov was a Russian art and music critic. He wrote a lot about art and music in journals, newspapers and in letters to the press. He lived at a time when classical music and other forms of culture were quite new in Russia. R ...

                                               

Derek Walcott

Derek Alton Walcott, OBE OCC was a Saint Lucian poet and playwright. He was awarded the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature. He served as Professor of poetry at the University of Essex until his death in 2017. His works include the Homeric epic poem, ...

                                               

Emily Dole

Emily Dole was a Samoan-American athlete, actress and professional wrestler who competed in the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling as Mountain Fiji, abbreviated in publications and her official logo as Mt. Fiji. At 350 pounds, she dwarfed all of the ot ...

                                               

Osama bin Laden

Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden Arabic: أسامة بن محمد بن عوض بن لادن ‎ Usāmah bin Muhammad bin Awad bin Lādin ; 10 March 1957 – 2 May 2011) was the founder of al-Qaeda, the Sunni militant Islamist organization. It claimed responsibility for ...

                                               

Omar Blondin Diop

Omar Blondin Diop was a revolutionary and artist from Senegal. Born in Niger, he moved between several countries because of his activism. After going to France for university, he joined the Marxist movement in Paris and acted in movies, including ...

                                               

Elder Tadej Strbulovic

Elder Tadej of Vitovnica was a Serbian Orthodox Christian elder. He was also a published author. He is best known for writing and teaching the idea that our "thoughts determine the outcome of our lives".

                                               

Bogdan Maglich

Bogdan Castle Maglich was a Yugoslav-born American experimental nuclear physicist and the leading supporter of a purported non-radioactive aneutronic fusion energy source. Maglich built 4 models of Migma.

                                               

Gavrilo Princip

Gavrilo Princip, 25 July 1894 – 28 April 1918, was the Serb nationalist who shot Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the wife of the Archduke, Archduchess Sophie Chotek. Princip was born in Obljaj a poor area of Bosnia. As a young man he joined a small ...

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