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Ewan Davies

David Evans George "Ewan" Davies was a Welsh international rugby union player. He won two caps for the Wales national rugby union team. He played club rugby for Cardiff RFC and London Welsh RFC. He also played county rugby for Middlesex. Later he ...

Paul Myners, Baron Myners

Paul Myners, Baron Myners is a British businessman and politician. He was the Financial Services Secretary in the UKs finance ministry during the Labour Government of Gordon Brown. He also served on the Prime Ministers National Economic Council a ...

Harry Gordon Selfridge

Harry Gordon Selfridge, Sr. was an American-British business owner. He founded the London-based department store Selfridges. He was one of the most respected and wealthy retail businessmen in the United Kingdom.

James Whalen

James Whalen was a Canadian businessperson and entrepreneur based in Port Arthur, Ontario, now part of Thunder Bay, Ontario, with interests in the forest industries, shipbuilding, dredging, and towing. He began as a timber contractor in the 1890s ...

David Yong

David Yong is an entrepreneur, venture capitalist and lawyer. He has invested in various lifestyles and financial businesses across Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Korea.

Cesar Ritz

Cesar Ritz was a Swiss hotelier and founder of several hotels. He gave his name to the Hotel Ritz Paris and The Ritz Hotel in London. His motto was "king of hoteliers, and hotelier to kings". His name is the origin of the word ritzy.

Maksym Shkil

Maksym Shkil is a Ukrainian businessman, founder and owner of MS Capital Holding, which includes the First Logistics Company, AVTOSTRADA, Audi Center Odessa South, and the Pryluky Agrarian Company. He is a founder of Maksym Shkil Charitable Found ...

Charles Ranhofer

Charles Ranhofer was the chef at the famous Delmonicos Restaurant in New York from 1862 to 1876 and 1879 to 1896. Ranhofer wrote The Epicurean, a cookbook of over 1.000 pages, similar in scope to Escoffiers Le Guide Culinaire.

Jeff Smith

Jeffrey L. "Jeff" Smith was an American chef. He wrote several best-selling cookbooks. Smith was the host of The Frugal Gourmet, a long running American cooking show. He was called "the most visible gourmet" of the 1980s by Time Magazine.

Marie-Antoine Carême

Marie Antoine Carême, was a French chef and author. He is well known for greatly simplifying and writing about the style of cooking known as haute cuisine, the high art of French cooking. He was known as "chef of kings and king of chefs", because ...

François Pierre La Varenne

François Pierre de la Varenne was the author of Le Cuisinier françois, the founding text of modern French cuisine. La Varenne, in the 17th century, broke with the Italian traditions that had revolutionized mediaeval French cookery in the 16th cen ...

Paul Baran

Paul Baran was an American engineer. He was one of the first people to work in developing computer networks. He invented packet switching networks. Later, he started several companies that made important parts of the Internet and other modern dig ...

Grace Hopper

Hopper was born in New York, USA. Hopper graduated from Vassar College in 1928 and Yale University in 1934 with a Ph.D degree in mathematics. She joined the US Navy during the World War II in 1943. She worked on computers in the Navy for 43 years ...

Mario Jeckle

Mario Jeckle was a German computer scientist. From 1997 to 2003, Jeckle attended the University of Applied Science in Augsburg. In 1998, he received his computer science degree for his thesis paper "ProzeSkettenmodellierung am Beispiel der GieSwe ...

Rico Torres

Jason Steve Torres Rico, known professionally as Rico Torres, is a Latin-American actor, model, producer, author, businessman, and internet personality. Rico was raised in Medellin, Colombia. Some of his roles include spots on HBO Ballers, L.A. R ...

Tamara Karsavina

Tamara Platonovna Karsavina was a Russian ballerina. She began her career in the Imperial Russian Ballet and later danced with the Diaghilevs Ballets Russes. Karsavina created the title role in The Firebird, the Ballerina in Petrushka, and The Yo ...

Tamara Toumanova

Tamara Toumanova was an American ballerina and actress of Georgian descent. Toumanova is notable for ballet, and she also acted in several movies. Tournova became an American citizen in 1943. She married her second husband, Casey Robinson, a Holl ...


Mayday is one of the biggest alternative rock bands in the Taiwanese pop culture. Mayday sing songs mostly in Mandarin and sometimes in Taiwanese language.

Nokturnal Mortum

Nokturnal Mortum is a pagan black metal band from Ukraine. It is one of the major black metal bands from eastern Europe, along with Graveland and Lucifugum.

George Bass

Bass was born on 30 January 1771 at Aswarby, near Sleaford, Lincolnshire. His father, George, was a tenant farmer, George Bass, and his mother a local beauty named Sarah nee Newman. His father died in 1777. He went to Boston Grammar School and la ...

Mark Dean (computer scientist)

Dean went to Jefferson City High School. He liked to build things. He once built a tractor from scratch with the help of his father. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1979. He got straight As. Dean received a masters degree in elec ...

John T. Dorrance

John Thompson Dorrance was an American chemist. While working at the Campbell Soup Company he discovered a method to create condensed soup. Dorrance served as president of the Campbell Soup Company from 1914 to 1930.

Freelan Oscar Stanley

Freelan Oscar Stanley, was an American educator, inventor and manufacturer. He left teaching to join his twin brother Francis Edgar Stanley in the photographic dry plate business. After selling the business, the two brothers invented and manufact ...

John Lee Love

Loves original occupation was a carpenter. His first invention was an improvement to plasterers hawk. His design for the plasterers hawk included a detachable handle and a folding aluminum board, making it portable and lightweight. Love later inv ...

Thomas Midgley

Thomas Midgley, was an American inventor. His two most famous inventions are both now banned because they are dangerous for the world environment: the use of lead in petrol and the use of chlorofluorocarbons in refrigerators. Midgley was accident ...

Samuel Morse

Samuel Finley Breese Morse was an American inventor. He was the first person to make a telegraph with only one wire, and also helped come up with the idea of Morse code. Since the 1700s, there were different types of telegraphs being made, but th ...

Stanford R. Ovshinsky

Stanford Robert Ovshinsky was an American inventor and scientist. He had well over 400 patents over fifty years. Most of these were in the areas of energy and information. Many of his inventions have had many uses. Among the most important are: S ...

Frank E. Sagendorph, 2nd

Frank Elijah Sagendorph, 2nd was a leading Philadelphia industrialist and president of the Penn Metal Corporation of Pennsylvania, also known as Penco, which was headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Christopher Sholes

Christopher Latham Sholes - February 17, 1890 in Milwaukee was an American inventor and politician, famous for designing the first commercial typewriter and "QWERTY" keyboard used today.

Francis Edgar Stanley

Francis Edgar Stanley, was an American inventor, photographer and manufacturer. He and his twin brother Freelan Oscar Stanley invented and manufactured the Stanley Steamer car. They were pioneers in the use of steam engines to power cars.

Thomas Newcomen

Thomas Newcomen was an English inventor. He made the first practical steam engine for pumping water, the Newcomen steam engine. Newcomen was an ironmonger and a Baptist lay preacher. He was born in Dartmouth, Devon, England, to a merchant family ...

Honore Blanc

Honore Blanc was a French gunsmith and inventor. He was one of the first to use the concept of interchangeable parts. Blanc was born in Avignon, France in 1736. At age 12 he became an apprentice to a gunsmith. He was an armorer at the Charleville ...

Leon Theremin

Leon Theremin was a Russian inventor. He is most famous for his invention of the theremin, one of the first electronic musical instruments. Leon Theremin was born in Saint Petersburg - renamed Leningrad from 1924 until 1991 - and his family had F ...

Dean Acheson

Dean Gooderham Acheson was an American statesman and lawyer. He was a member of the Democratic Party.

Edward Williams Clay

Edward Williams Clay was an American artist. He made a lot of different types of art. He made paintings and cartoons. He was also a printmaker.

John Willock Noble

John Willock Noble was an American lawyer and brevet general in the Civil War. He was the Secretary of the Interior between 1889 and 1893. Noble was born in Lancaster, Ohio and went to Miami University. In 1851, he graduated from Yale University ...

Christopher Stevens

John Christopher "Chris" Stevens was the tenth American ambassador to Libya from June 7, 2012 until his death on September 12, 2012.

George Voinovich

George Victor Voinovich was an American politician. He was the former United States Senator from the state of Ohio serving from 1999 to 2011. Voinovich was a member of the Republican Party. He lastly served as the 65th Governor of Ohio from 1991 ...

Daniel Webster

Daniel Webster was an important American statesman. He first became famous because of his defense of New England shipping interests. In his life, he became more and more nationalistic, and convinced many people to become nationalists too. This ma ...

Bruno Gruszka

Bruno Stanislaw Gruszka was a Polish representative and politician. He worked as a councilman in Radymno. He was born in Skoloszow. He died in prison in Przemysl.

Reubin Askew

Reubin ODonovan Askew was a American politician. He is a democrat from Florida. He was born in Muskogee, but since 1937 he lived in Florida. He was a lawyer. He served both in US Army and US Air Force.

Jefferson Davis

Jefferson Fine Davis was an American statesman. He led the Confederacy during the American Civil War. He was President of the Confederate States of America for its entire history, from 1861 to 1865.

Donald E. Edwards

Major General Donald E. "Don" Edwards was an American general and civil servant. He was the Adjutant General of the State of Vermont. Edwards was born in Bellows Falls, Vermont. He as the senior uniformed officer in the state and responsible for ...

Dashiell Hammett

Samuel Dashiell Hammett was an American author of crime fiction, a screenplay writer, and political activist. Some of the characters he created are Sam Spade, Nick and Nora Charles, and the Continental Op. In addition to the large influence his n ...

Don Ho

Ho is of Chinese, Hawaiian, Portuguese, Dutch, and German descent. He was born in the small Honolulu neighborhood of Kaka ako. Ho grew up in Kāne ohe on island of O ahu. He was a graduate of the Kamehameha Schools in 1949. He attended Springfield ...

John Rosbrugh

Rev. John Rosbrugh was a graduate of the College of New Jersey. He was ordained a Presbyterian minister. In 1776 he organized and commanded the 3rd Northampton County, Pennsylvania militia. He then accepted a commission as company chaplain. He wa ...

Joe Paterno

Joseph Vincent "Joe" Paterno was an American college football coach. He was the head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions for 46 years from 1966 through 2011. Paternos nickname was JoePa". Paterno was an Italian-American who was born and raised ...

Bill Young

Charles William "Bill" Young was the U.S. Representative for Floridas 13th congressional district, serving in Congress since 1971.

Alexander the Great

Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a Greek army general, who was King of Macedonia, from 336 BC until his death in 323 BC. He was one of the greatest military leaders of all time. He was born in 356 BC in Pella, ...

Andranik Ozanian

Andranik Toros Ozanian, or Zoravar Andranik, was an Armenian military general and freedom fighter. He was seen by Armenian people as a national hero.

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