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Edward Ashmore

Admiral of the Fleet Sir Edward Beckwith Ashmore was a senior Royal Navy officer. He was born in Queenstown, Ireland. He was in active service in the Second World War. He later commanded two frigates before achieving high command in the Navy. He ...

Ashoka

Ashoka was Indias great emperor of the Mauryan Dynasty of India who ruled from 268-232 BC. His name means He who is loved by the Gods and who is friendly to everyone ". Ashoka is often cited as one of Indias greatest emperors. After a number of m ...

Doug Ashton

Douglas Joseph Ashton was the owner of the worlds longest family run circus, and the oldest surviving travelling circus. Ashtons Circus was started by Doug Ashtons great grandfather, Joseph Henry Ashton, in 1847. Doug Ashton was born into the cir ...

Azimzhan Askarov

Azimzhan Askarov was an Uzbek Kyrgyzstani political activist. He founded the group Vozduh in 2002 to investigate police brutality. During the 2010 ethnic clashes.

Tobias Asser

Tobias Michael Carel Asser was a Dutch lawyer and legal scholar of Jewish background. In 1911, he was cowinner of the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the formation of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the first Hague peace conference. Asser ...

Per-Olof Åstrand

Per-Olof Åstrand was a Swedish professor of physiology. He worked at the Royal Gymnastic Central Institute in Stockholm 1970-1977, and 1977-1988 at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He was a member of the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska ...

Alexandre Astruc

Alexandre Astruc was a French movie critic and movie director. He was known for being part of the French New Wave. He was born in Paris. Astruc was known for his movies The Crimson Curtain, La Putain respectueuse, Les Mauvaises rencontres, Amour ...

Ian Athfield

Sir Ian Charles Athfield was a New Zealand architect. He was born in Christchurch. In 1963, he joined Structon Group Architects, and he became a partner in 1965. In 1968 he was a principal partner in setting up Athfield Architects with Ian Dickso ...

Diana Athill

Diana Athill OBE was a British literary editor, novelist and memoirist. She was born in Norfolk, England. She worked with some of the greatest writers of the 20th century at the London-based publishing company Andre Deutsch Ltd. She retired from ...

Dilbagh Singh Athwal

Dilbagh Singh Athwal was an Indian geneticist, plant breeder and agriculturist. He was known to have been a pioneering scientist in the research in plant breeding. Athwal was a former professor and the Head of the Department of Plant Breeding at ...

Michael Atiyah

Sir Michael Francis Atiyah was an English mathematician specialising in geometry. He won the Fields Medal in 1966 and the Abel Prize in 2004. He was president of the Royal Society 1990–1995, master of Trinity College, Cambridge 1990–1997, chancel ...

Chet Atkins

Chester Burton "Chet" Atkins was an American guitarist and record producer. He helped create a smooth country music style known as the "Nashville Sound." His guitar picking style was inspired by Merle Travis, Django Reinhardt and Les Paul and bro ...

Clement Attlee

Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee was a British politician. Prime Minister from 1945 to 1951, he was the first Labour prime minister with a majority in government, and was very important in the setting up of the welfare state. He was made a ...

Lucie Aubrac

Lucie Samuel, born Lucie Bernard, and better known as Lucie Aubrac, was a French history teacher. She was a member of the French Resistance during World War II. Aubrac died in Issy-les-Moulineaux, near Paris, on 14 March 2007, aged 94. She was su ...

Raymond Aubrac

Raymond Aubrac was a French engineer and leader. He was the leader of the French Resistance during the Second World War and a civil engineer after the Second World War.

Shmuel Auerbach

Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach was a Haredi rabbi. He was born in Jerusalem, Israel. He was thought as a leading non-Hasidic Lithuanian posek for many Haredi Jews in Israel. Rabbi Auerbach was the rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Maalot HaTorah and the Nasi presi ...

Willi Auerswald

Willi Auerswald was a member of the German SS in the rank of a SS-Oberscharfuhrer. Auerswald belonged to the guards of the Mauthausen Concentration camp. Between spring 1942 and November 1944 he was one of the leaders of the subcamp Steyr-Munichh ...

Michael Augustine

Monsignor Michael Augustine was an Indian archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Pondicherry and Cuddalore from 1999 through 2004. He served as Bishop of Vellore from 1981 through 1992. He served the Church for 39 years as a bishop and f ...

Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex

Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex was born, was the sixth son of George III and his consort, Queen Charlotte. He was the only son of the King and Queen not to pursue an army or navy career, but he did consider becoming a cleric in the Chu ...

Alexander Auldjo

Alexander Auldjo was a businessman and political figure in Lower Canada. Auldjo was born in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1758. He came to Montreal around 1778. He became a fur trader. Later he exported wheat and imported goods from England. In 1796, he ...

Aung Shwe

Brigadier General Aung Shwe was a Burmese politician and a member of General Ne Wins Burma Rifles rising to Brigadier General. He was one of the founders and former Chairman of National League for Democracy who took in charge of the party when Au ...

Aurangzeb

Muhi-ud-Din Muhammad also known as Aurangzeb or by his title Alamgir was the sixth emperor of the Mughal Empire. He ruled over most of the Indian subcontinent through Islamic Sharia. His reign lasted for 49 years from 1658 until his death in 1707 ...

Aurelian

Aurelian was an Emperor of Rome between 270 and 275 AD. Aurelian came from Illyria in the Balkans. He had been a soldier all his life when the Emperor Claudius Gothicus promoted him to high rank. When Claudius died, the army chose Aurelian as the ...

Aurelius and Natalia

Aurelius and Natalia were Christian martyrs who were put to death during the reign of Abd ar-Rahman II, Emir of Cordoba. They are counted among the Martyrs of Cordoba. Aurelius and his wife Natalia were both the offspring of Muslim fathers. They ...

Georges Auric

Georges Auric was a French composer. He was one of the six composers who became known as Les Six. Auric was a child prodigy. He composed a lot of music from the age of 10, but most of these early works he destroyed later. He grew up in Montpellie ...

Paul Aussaresses

Paul Aussaresses was a French Army general. He fought during World War II, the First Indochina War and Algerian War. His actions during the Algerian War, and later defense of those actions, caused considerable controversy. He was perhaps best kno ...

Avicii

Tim Bergling, known professionally as Avicii, was a Swedish musician, DJ, remixer, and record producer. At 16, Bergling began posting his remixes on electronic music forums, which led to his first record deal. He rose to prominence in 2011 with h ...

Yehuda Avner

Yehuda Avner was an Israeli prime ministerial advisor, diplomat, and writer. He served as advisor to Israeli Prime Ministers Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres. He served as speechwriter to Israeli Prime Ministers Golda Meir and Levi ...

Uri Avnery

Uri Avnery was an Israeli writer and founder of the Gush Shalom peace movement. Avnery was born as Helmut Ostermann in Beckum, Germany. Avnery was a member of the Irgun as a teenager, he sat in the Knesset from 1965 to 1974 and from 1979 to 1981. ...

Ana-Maria Avram

Ana-Maria Avram was a Romanian composer. Her works deal with the spectral music style. She represents with Iancu Dumitrescu the Hyper-Spectral trend in contemporary avant-garde music, conductor with Dumitrescu of the Hyperion Ensemble. She has co ...

Henry Ayers

Sir Henry Ayers GCMG was the Premier of South Australia five times between 1863 and 1873. Ayers was born at Portsea, Hampshire, England. He moved to Australia in 1840 with his wife, Elizabeth. He worked in the mining industry. His copper mine bec ...

Isidro Ayora

Isidro Ayora Cueva was an Ecuadorian political figure. He was the President of Ecuador from 1926 to 1931. Isidro Ayora, a town in Guayas, and Puerto Ayora, are named after him. Some people name coins ayora because this were introduced by him.

Ayumi Ishida

Ayumi Ishida is a Japanese popular actress and singer. She was born on March 26, 1948 in Nagasaki, Japan. Ishida has officially started as a singer in 1964. Then in December, 1968 her early recording "Blue Light Yokohama" ja:ブルー・ライト・ヨコ ...

Ayya Vaikundar

Ayya Vaikundar is a Manu avatar of the Lord Narayana according to Akilattirattu Ammanai the holy book of the Ayyavazhi religion, officially a Tamil Hindu branch. The physical human body of Ayya Vaikundar was born with the name Muthukutty. However ...

Rafiq Azad

Rafiq Azad was a Bangladeshi poet, editor and writer. He was born in Tangail. He wrote over 45 collections of poetry including Prakriti O Premer Kabita, Asambhaber Paye, Sahasra Sundar, Haturir Nichae Jiban, Khub Beshi Durea Noy, Khamakaro Bahama ...

Mark Azbel

Mark Yakovlevich Azbel was a Soviet and Israeli physicist. He was a member of the American Physical Society. In 1964 he began working at Moscow State University. He was a section chair at the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics. In 1972, Azb ...

Belmiro de Azevedo

Belmiro Mendes de Azevedo was a Portuguese entrepreneur. He was born in Tuias, Marco de Canaveses. Azevedo ranked by Forbes as the 605th richest person in the world 2008, as well as the 2nd richest in Portugal, with an estimated wealth of US$ 2 b ...

Daniel Azulay

Daniel Azulay was a Brazilian visual artist, comic book artist, and educator. He was known for the childrens franchise Turma do Lambe-Lambe. He was born in Rio de Janeiro. In 1968, he created the newspaper strip Capitão Cipo, published in the new ...

Hazrat Babajan

Hazrat Babajan, birthname Gool Rukh, was born as a Pathan lady in a noble Muslim family of Balochistan in northern British India Empire. At the age of 18 she fled her arranged marriage and sought God instead. She journeyed to the northeast, first ...

John Babcock

John Henry Foster "Jack" Babcock was the last living Canadian veteran who fought in the First World War. He became an American citizen in 1946. Born on July 23, 1900, Mr. John" Jack” Babcock grew up on a farm near Kingston, Ontario as part of a f ...

D. Babu Paul

Daniel Babu Paul was an Indian civil servant and writer. He was a member of the Indian Administrative Service. He was also member ombudsman for local self-government institutions of Kerala during 2000–01. He served as vice-chancellor of the Unive ...

Baby

A baby is a human younger than about 1 or 2 years old. Other terms can be used to describe the babys stage of development. These terms do not follow clear rules and are used differently by different people, and in different regions. For example, ...

Frederic Back

Frederic Back was a Canadian artist and movie director of short animated movies. He won two Academy Awards. His first was for his movie Tout rein and his second for Crac!. Back was born in Saarbrucken, Saar. He moved to Canada in 1948. He worked ...

Herbert Backe

Herbert Backe was a German politician and war criminal. He was born in Batumi, Georgia. He worked in the Third Reich government and was made Minister of Food in May 1942 and Minister of Agriculture in April 1944. He had that job in the short-live ...

Jamal Ahmad Mohammad Al Badawi

Jamal Ahmad Mohammad Ali Al Badawi aka Jamal Abu Abed Al Rahman Al Badawi was a Yemeni terrorist. He was convicted of helping plan the 2000 USS Cole bombing, which killed 17 American sailors on October 12, 2000, off the port coast of Aden, Yemen. ...

Robert Baden-Powell

Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, OM, GCMG, GCVO, KCB was an English army officer most known for starting the Scout movement. He was born in Paddington, London and went to British public schools before joining the army ...

Mustafa Badreddine

Mustafa Badreddine, also known as Mustafa Badr Al Din, Mustafa Amine Badreddine, Mustafa Youssef Badreddine, Sami Issa and Elias Fouad Saab, was a Lebanese military leader. He was a member of Hezbollah. He both the cousin and brother-in-law of la ...

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was an Iraqi terrorist and politician. His followers in the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant call him their Caliph. On 4 October 2011, the US State Department listed al-Baghdadi as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, ...

Egon Bahr

Egon Karl-Heinz Bahr was a German SPD politician. During World War II Bahr was expelled from the Wehrmacht because he was partly of Jewish descent. After the war he worked as a journalist and a diplomat before entering into politics. Bahr was pro ...

Ann Hennis Trotter Bailey

Ann Hennis Trotter Bailey was a scout and a messenger during the American Revolutionary War. She is remembered for her 100-mile ride from Fort Clendenin to Fort Savannah in order to bring back much needed gun powder during an Indian attack.

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