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Sunao Tsuboi

In this Japanese name, the family name is Tsuboi. Sunao Tsuboi is a Japanese anti-nuclear and anti-war activist and former teacher. He is a hibakusha, a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and is the co-chair of Nihon Hidankyo, a Japan-w ...

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. He is currently the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space and a research associate in the department of ast ...

Urvashi Vaid

Urvashi Vaid was born in India on October 8th, 1958. She moved to the United States when she was eight. She ended high school after three years. She then went to New York’s Vassar College. After, she went to law school at Northeastern University ...

Te Huirangi Waikerepuru

Huirangi Eruera Waikerepuru was a New Zealand Māori language activist and trade unionist. He was known for creating Māori language radio and television channels. He had a 30-year relationship with the Tertiary Education Union. In 1995, Waikerepur ...

Anna Wang

Anna Wang is a founder of Friends of Children with Special Needs, a co-founder of Autism Parents Task Force, and the founder of Dream Achievers Band. A founder is a person who starts an organization. FCSN opened in Fremont, California, in 2006. W ...

Rodjaraeg Wattanapanit

Rodjaraeg Wattanapanit is a bookstore owner from Thailand. She also helped start Creating Awareness for Enhanced Democracy, an organization for political ideas. In 2016 she received the International Women of Courage Award.

Michiko Nishiura Weglyn

Michiko Nishiura Weglyn was a Japanese-American activist and clothing designer, whose goal was to raise awareness about concentration camps during World War II. After United States Attorney General Ramsey Clark lied and said that the concentratio ...

Jenni Williams

Jennifer Louise "Jenni" Williams is an activist from Zimbabwe. She started the organization WOZA to protest the Zimbabwe government. In 2007 she received an International Women of Courage Award.

Jody Williams

Jody Williams is a peace activist and humanitarian. She focused mainly on removing landmines from the world. Williams was born October 09, 1950 in Vermont, USA. Williams helped start the International Campaign to Ban Landmines.

Joshua Wong

Joshua Wong Chi-fung is a Hong Kong student activist and politician. He is a member of the Umbrella Movement. The movement seeks democracy of Hong Kong from China. He led students & youths in the 2014 Hong Kong protests and has been jailed twice ...

Mother Wright

Mary Ann Wright, known as Mother Wright, was a humanitarian activist. She started the Mary Ann Wright Foundation. This foundation helped feed hungry people. Her nickname is "Mother" because she reminds people of Mother Teresa. Mother Wright becam ...

William Wright

Sir William Thompson Wright is a Northern Irish business owner and former Unionist politician. Wright grew up in Ballymena. In the 1970s, Wright joined the Vanguard Unionist Progressive Party, and was elected as its Chairman. He stood for the par ...

Yeung Kwong

Yeung Kwong, GBM was a Hong Kong Communist trade unionist and activist. He was leader of the Hong Kong 1967 Leftist Riots against the British rule in Hong Kong. Yeung died at a hospital in Yan Tin, Hong King from heart failure, aged 89.

Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani student and education activist. She is known for her activism for girls and womens rights, especially for her campaign to allow girls to go to school. She was a victim of a gunshot attack in October 2012. Yousafzai ...

Jacob Zuma

Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma in what is now Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal is a South African politician. He has been the President of South Africa from 2009 to 2018. In the 1960s, he was against the government of South Africas policy of apartheid. He spent ...

Christophe de Margerie

Christophe de Margerie was a French businessman. He was the CEO of oil company Total S.A. de Margerie was born in Mareuil-sur-Lay, France. De Margerie died in an airplane crash in Moscow on 20 October, 2014, aged 63.

Jim Keays

James Jim Keays was a Scottish-born Australian singer-songwriter and musician. He was best known for fronting the hard rock band The Masters Apprentices from 1965 until 1972. He performed also as a bass guitarist. Until his death, he had been act ...

Karol Modzelewski

Karol Cyryl Modzelewski was a Polish writer, historian and politician.He was also a professor at the University of Wroclaw and the University of Warsaw. He was jailed for taking part in the 1968 Polish political crisis. He served as a member of t ...

Grace Poe

Grace Poe is the adopted daughter of Filipino actors Susan Roces and Fernando Poe, Jr. She served as chairperson of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board from 2010 to 2012 and in the Philippine Senate since 2013.

Rose Cousins

Rosanne Millicent Cousins is a Canadian folk and pop music singer-songwriter. She was born in Prince Edward Island. She had two extended play records. In 2006, she released her first full-length studio album If You Were for Me. Cousins was nomina ...

Bebe Rexha

Bleta "Bebe" Rexha is an American singer-songwriter and record producer. She signed a contract with Warner Bros. Records in 2013. She helped write Eminem and Rihannas song "The Monster". That song got a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Performance. ...

Centenarian

A centenarian is a person who has lived to be at least 100. Because people normally die before this age, the word centenarian is usually linked to longevity. The United States has the most centenarians, while Japan is second. Much more rare is a ...

Rafael Aburto

Rafael Aburto Renovales was a Spanish architect. His most famous works are Casa Sindical de Madrid and Obra Sindical del Hogar. Aburto helped organize the Council of Spanish Architectural Associations. Aburto was born in Neguri, Vizcaya, Spain. H ...

Amīr Aslān Afshār

Amīr Aslān Afshār was an Iranian politician. He was the Ambassador of Iran to West Germany from 1973 to 1977, Ambassador of Iran to the United States from 1969 to 1972 and as the Ambassador of Iran to Austria from 1967 to 1969. From 1956 to 1960, ...

Manohar Aich

Manohar Aich was an Indian bodybuilder. He was the second Indian to win any Mr. Universe title. He did so in the 1952 NABBA Universe Championships. At 4 feet 11 inches 1.50 m tall, he was given the name "Pocket Hercules". On 5 June 2016, Manohar ...

Said Akl

Said Akl or Saïd Akl, Said Aql and Saeed Akl) was a Lebanese poet, writer, playwright and language reformer. He was thought to be as one of the most important Lebanese poets of the modern age. He also helped create the Lebanese alphabet. Akl died ...

Xerardo Fernandez Albor

Xerardo Fernandez Albor was a Spanish physician. He serves as President of the autonomous community of Galicia from 1982 to 1987. He lost a motion of no confidence in 1987. He was a member of the Peoples Party. Albor died in Santiago de Compostel ...

Jose Aldunate

Jose Aldunate Lyon was a Society of Jesus and Chilean teacher, worker, priest and human rights activist. He was awarded the National Prize for Human Rights in 2016.

Folke Alnevik

Arvid Folke Alnevik was a Swedish sprinter. He was born in Arbrå, Sweden. He had his best results in the 4×400 metre relay, winning bronze medals at the 1946 European Championships and 1948 Summer Olympics, winning the bronze medal in both contes ...

Babiker Awadalla

Babiker Awadalla was a Sudanese Arab nationalist politician. He was born in Gitena, White Nile State. He held the position of Speaker of the Parliament from 1954 to 1957, and became Chief Judge in 1964. In 1966, he resigned from the court in prot ...

Francisco Ayala

Francisco Ayala Garcia-Duarte was a Spanish writer. He was the last representative of the Generation of 27. He was a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts from 1997 until his death. He was known for his short stories about the Spani ...

Gyorgy Balint

Gyorgy Balint was a Hungarian politician and horticulturist. He was born in Gyongyos, Hungary. He was a member of the Alliance of Free Democrats from 1994 until 2009. He was a member of the National Assembly from 28 June 1994 through 17 June 1998 ...

Manuel G. Batshaw

Manuel Gilman Batshaw, was a Canadian social worker. Batshaw was born in Montreal. He was best known for being the founder of Batshaw Youth and Family Centres. He spent more than 50 years in the field of social work in Quebec. In the 1970s, he wa ...

Celal Bayar

Mahmut Celal Bayar was a Turkish politician, statesman and the third President of Turkey. At the time of his death, he was the longest lived former head of state, living over 103 years.

Luis Bedoya Reyes

Luis Fernan Bedoya Reyes was a Peruvian Christian Democrat and Christian Peoples Party politician. He was the Mayor of Lima from 1964 to 1969. He unsuccessfully ran for President of Peru three times: 1980, 1985 and 1995. He was also a Minister of ...

Amelia Bence

Amelia Bence was an Argentine movie actress. She was one of the divas of the Golden Age of Argentine Cinema. She is known for her roles in Los ojos mas lindos del mundo, Todo un hombre, Camino del infierno, A sangre fria, La otra y yo and Danza d ...

Pappukutty Bhagavathar

Pappukutty Bhagavathar was an Indian singer and actor. His works were in Malayalam cinema. He was born in Kochi, India. His best known roles were in Sthreehridayam, Sree Guruvayoorappan and in Kattukurangu. Bhagavathar died of heart failure in Ne ...

Hema Bharali

Hema Bharali was an Indian freedom activist, social worker, Sarvodaya leader and Gandhian. She was born in Assam, India. She was known for her works to the empowerment of women in India. The Government of India awarded her the fourth highest civi ...

Aleksey Botyan

Aleksey Nikolayevich Botyan was a Soviet-Russian spy and intelligence officer. He was awarded the title of Hero of the Russian Federation in 2007 for his role in protecting the Polish city of Krakow from destruction by the Nazis in January 1945. ...

Jose Bragato

Jose Bragato was an Italian-born Argentine cellist, composer, conductor, arranger and musical archivist. He was born in Udine, Italy. In his early career, was principal cellist in the Colon Theatre orchestra in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Apart from ...

Alois Brunner

Alois Brunner was a Austrian Schutzstaffel officer. Brunner is wanted for war crimes, and was Adolf Eichmanns assistant. Eichmann referred to Brunner as his "best man". Brunner is wanted for sending at least 140.000 European Jews to the gas chamb ...

Cecilia Caballero Blanco

Cecilia Caballero Blanco was the widow of the 24th President of Colombia, Alfonso Lopez Michelsen, and served as First Lady of Colombia from 1974 to 1978. Caballero Blanco was born on 30 September 1913 in Bogota. She married Alfonso Lopez Michels ...

Neus Català

Neus Català i Pallejà was a Spanish Resistance fighter and political activist. She was a member of the Unified Socialist Party of Catalonia during the Spanish Civil War. She was the only Catalan survivor of the concentration camp of Ravensbruck. ...

Chau Sen Cocsal Chhum

Chau Sen Cocsal, also known as Chhum ", was a Cambodian civil servant and politician. He served as Prime Minister of Cambodia for a short period of time in 1962. Chhum was 103 years, 143 days old at the time of his death. This makes him the oldes ...

Muazzez Ilmiye Çığ

Muazzez Ilmiye Çığ, nee Muazzez Ilmiye Itil, is a Turkish archaeologist and Assyriologist. She was born in Bursa, Turkey. She works in the study of Sumerian civilization. In 2006, at the age of 92, she received world-wide coverage in internationa ...

Bernard Binlin Dadie

Bernard Binlin Dadie was an Ivorian novelist, playwright, poet, and administrator. He was the Minister of Culture in the government of Ivory Coast from 1977 to 1986. He was born in Assinie, Ivory Coast. He wrote folktales about colonialism. Dadie ...

Manoel de Oliveira

Manoel Candido Pinto de Oliveira GCSE, GCIH was a Portuguese director and screenwriter. At the age of 106, he is thought to be the second oldest movie director, just behind George Abbott at 107. Manoel de Oliveira was born in Cedofeita, Porto and ...

Neagu Djuvara

Neagu Djuvara was a Romanian historian, essayist, philosopher, journalist, novelist and diplomat. He was born in Bucharest. Djuvara was an active contributor to Radio Free Europe. Between 1991 and 1998, he was an Associate Professor at the Univer ...

Haddon Donald

Haddon Vivian Donald was a New Zealand soldier, businessman and politician. He was a member of the National Party. He was the oldest living former New Zealand Member of Parliament, and, prior to his death, the highest-ranking living New Zealand a ...

Gillo Dorfles

Gillo Dorfles was an Italian art critic, painter, and philosopher. Dorfles graduated in medicine, specializing in psychiatry. He was a professor in aesthetics at the University of Trieste, Milan and Cagliari. In 1948, he co-founded the Movimento ...

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