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Arthur Berckmans

Arthur Berckmans, better known as Berck, was a Belgian comics writer. He wrote Sammy. He was born in Leuven, Belgium. He retired in 1994. He also worked on Zonneland. Berckmans died on 28 December 2020 at the age of 91.

John Berger

John Peter Berger was an English art critic, novelist, painter and poet. Berger was born in Hackney, London, England. He was the son of Miriam nee Branson and Stanley Berger. Berger served in the British Army from 1944 to 1946. He studied at the ...

Theodor Bergmann

Theodor Bergmann was a German agronomist and published author. He was born in Berlin. Until 1981, he was Professor for international comparisons in agrarian policy at University of Hohenheim. He was born in Berlin and of Jewish descent. Bergmann ...

George Berkeley

George Berkeley, or Bishop Berkeley, was an Irish bishop and philosopher. Berkeley was one of the three British Empiricists, philosophers around the late 1600s and 1700s who believed in empiricism, the philosophy that everything we learn comes th ...

Isaiah Berlin

Sir Isaiah Berlin OM, FBA was a British philosopher. He was born in Riga, Latvia, which at the time was a part of the Russian Empire. He was Jewish, and was the first Jew to win the prize of a fellowship at All Souls College, Oxford University. I ...

Marie Louise Berneri

She was born in Arezzo, Italy, and she was the daughter of Camillo & Giovanna Berneri. The family went into exile in 1926 for resisting Mussolini. In 1936 her father went to Spain, to fight against the fascists in the Spanish Civil War. He was as ...

Conway Berners-Lee

Conway Maurice Berners-Lee was an English mathematician and computer scientist. He worked as a member of the team that developed the Ferranti Mark 1, the worlds first commercial stored program electronic computer. He was born in Birmingham in 192 ...

Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands

Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands was the prince consort of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands. He was the father of Beatrix of the Netherlands. He was born in Jena, Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, German Empire. He died of lung cancer in Utrecht, Netherlan ...

F. W. Bernstein

F. W. Bernstein was a German poet, cartoonist, satirist and academic. He worked for the satirical monthly Pardon. He was professor of caricature and comics at the Berlin University of the Arts from 1984 to 1999. He was one of the founding members ...

Mario Bertoncini

Mario Bertoncini was an Italian composer, pianist, and music educator. He was born in Rome. In 1962 he was awarded the Nicola dAtri Prize by the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia for his Sei Pezzi per orchestra and in 1965 he was awarded both ...

Franz Berwald

Franz Adolf Berwald was a Swedish composer of the 19th Century. He was born in Stockholm on 23 July 1786. He died in Stockholm on 3 April 1868. While he was alive, people generally ignored his composing work, so he had to do other things to gain ...

Annie Besant

Annie Besant was a British woman who became one of the leaders of the Indian freedom struggle. In 1885, Annie Besant joined the Fabian Society and later became a member of Marxist Social Democratic Federation. She joined the Theosophical Society, ...

Roger Beteille

Roger Beteille was a French aeronautical engineer. He was born in Vors, Aveyron. In 1952, he joined Sud-Aviation in Toulouse and held senior posts: Head of Flight Testing, Head of Rockets and Satellites division and the deputy technical director ...

Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg

Theobald Theodor Friedrich Alfred von Bethmann Hollweg - January 1, 1921 in the same place) was a German independent politician. He was Reich Chancellor of the German Empire during the greatest part of World War I. Von Bethmann Holweg studied law ...

John Betjeman

John Betjeman was a English poet. He was Poet Laureate known for his light humorous verse. One of his most famous poems was about Slough, a town in Berkshire. It begins with the rhyme: Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough It isnt fit for humans ...

Enzo Bettiza

Vincenzo Bettiza was a Croatian-born Italian novelist, journalist and politician. He was born in Split, Kingdom of Yugoslavia. Bettiza has been director of several Italian newspaper and author of numerous books. as a journalist he devoted his att ...

Aneurin Bevan

Aneurin Nye Bevan PC was a Welsh Labour politician. He is known for leading the creation of the National Health Service to give medical care free at point-of-need to all Britons. He first became an MP for Ebbw Vale in 1929. He served as Deputy Le ...

Naima El Bezaz

Naima El Bezaz was a Moroccan-Dutch writer. She also gave lectures and wrote stories, essays and columns. In September 2006, her third and most controversial book appeared, De verstotene, which talked about controversial content and criticism of ...

H. R. Bhardwaj

Hansraj Bhardwaj was an Indian politician. He was Governor of Karnataka from 2009 to 2014. He also was Governor of Kerala from 2012 until 2013. He was a member of the Indian National Congress. He was the minister of state for nine years and a cab ...

Jyotsna Bhatt

Jyotsna Jyoti Bhatt was an Indian ceramist and potter. She studied and later taught at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda for forty years. She was born in Mandvi, Cutch State, British India. During her long career she worked with stonewa ...

Vinoba Bhave

Vinoba Bhave, was a philosopher and revolutionist of India. Often called Acharya. He was a pupil of Mahatma Gandhi, who was called "Mahatma", meaning a great sage. Vinoba Bhave also lived following the doctrine of ahimsa, which means nonviolence. ...

Manmeet Bhullar

Manmeet Singh Bhullar was a Canadian politician. He was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta who represented the constituency of Calgary-Greenway as a Progressive Conservative. He served as a cabinet minister from 2011 until the defeat ...

Fatima Bhutto

Fatima Bhutto is a young Pakistani poet and writer. Her main published works so far are Whispers of the Desert, Songs of Blood and Sword and The Shadow of the Crescent Moon. Her writing is serious and make readers think about social problems and ...

Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto

Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was a Pakistani politician. He was the President of Pakistan from 1971 to 1973. He was Prime Minister of Pakistan from 1973 to 1977. He was the founder of the Pakistan Peoples Party, the largest and most influential political ...

Thomas Bibb

Thomas Bibb was the second Governor of Alabama. He was born in Amelia County, Virginia in 1783. Bibb was president of the Alabama Senate when his brother, Governor William Wyatt Bibb, died in office on July 10, 1820. The new state constitution sp ...

Khaled Bichara

Khaled Bichara was an Egyptian businessman. He was the Chairman of Dada.it and Chief Executive Officer of Accelero Capital. Bichara was Chief Executive Officer of Orascom Telecom Media and Technology OTMT, Group President and Chief Operating Offi ...

Ed Bickert

Edward Isaac Bickert, was a Canadian jazz guitarist. He was born in Hochfeld, Manitoba, Canada. He was a sideman for Ron Collier, Moe Koffman, Phil Nimmons, and Rob McConnell. He worked with American musicians when they toured in Toronto such as ...

Ronnie Biggs

Ronald Arthur Ronnie Biggs was a British robber. He is took part in the Great Train Robbery of 1963. The robbery happened on his birthday. Biggs was born in Stockwell, Lambeth, London. He escaped from prison in 1965 and lived as a fugitive for 36 ...

Reynaldo Bignone

Reynaldo Benito Antonio Bignone was an Argentine general. He was the dictatorial President of Argentina from July 1, 1982 to December 10, 1983. In 2010, he was sentenced to 25 years in prison for his role in the kidnappings, torture, and murders ...

Hazar Khan Bijarani

Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani was a Pakistani politician. He served as a Member of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh from June 2013 to February 2018 and before served from 1974 to 1977. He was also a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from 1990 ...

Vasil Bilak

Vasil Bilak was a Slovak communist leader. He was born in Krajna Bystra, Austria-Hungary. His family were Rusyns. He first worked as a tailor and then became a politician. First, from 1955 until 1971, he was a member of the Central Committee of t ...

Bilal ibn Ribah

Bilal ibn Rabah Arabic: بلال بن رباح ‎, also called Bilal al-Habashi was an Ethiopian born in Mecca in the late 6th century, sometime between 578 and 582.Bilal was an Ethiopian slave. Bilals owner was Umayyah ibn Khalaf, an enemy of Islam. When B ...

Heinz Billing

Heinz Billing was a German physicist and computer scientist. He is thought to be a pioneer in the construction of computer systems, computer data storage and built prototype laser interferometric gravitational wave detector. He was award the Konr ...

Jon Bing

Jon Bing was a Norwegian writer and law professor. He was a professor at the Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law, and the Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo. Bing was born on 30 April 1944 in Tonsberg. He died on 15 January 2014 ...

Alfredo Biondi

Alfredo Biondi was an Italian politician and lawyer. In 1994 he served as Minister of Justice of the Italian Republic during the first cabinet chaired by Silvio Berlusconi. He was also Minister of the Environment in the Bettino Craxi cabinet from ...

Poldy Bird

Poldy Bird was an Argentinian writer and poet. She made poems and collaborations in several newspapers of Argentina and the world. She was born in Parana, in the province of Entre Rios, Argentina. She was raised in Buenos Aires. Among her most fa ...

Anthony Birley

Anthony Richard Birley was a British ancient historian, archaeologist and academic. He was born in Chesterholm, Northumberland. He was known for his works to preserve the Vindolanda in Chesterholm. Birley was the Professor of Ancient History at t ...

Lothar Bisky

Lothar Bisky was a German politician. He was the chairman of the Left Party.PDS, a socialist political party with its base in the east of Germany. In June 2007 he became of the leaders of The Left, formed by a merger of Left Party.PDS and Labour ...

Ferdinand von Bismarck

Ferdinand Herbord Ivar, Prince of Bismarck was a German businessman and lawyer. He was the Prince of Bismarck from 1975 to 2019. He was replaced by his eldest son Carl-Eduard von Bismarck. He was born in London. He worked as an attorney in Hambur ...

Andrei Bitov

Andrei Georgiyevich Bitov was a Russian writer. He was born in Leningrad, Soviet Union. In 1988, he was one of the founders of the Russian PEN Club and was its President beginning in 1991. He also taught at the Maxim Gorky Literature Institute. B ...

Florence Bjelke-Petersen

Florence Isabel Bjelke-Petersen was an Australian politician and writer. She was a member of the Australian Senate from 1981 to 1993. She was re-elected at the 1983 and 1987 elections, and her term expired on 30 June 1993. Bjelke-Petersen was the ...

Oyvind Bjorvatn

Oyvind Bjorvatn was a Norwegian politician. He was a member of the Liberal Party and later the Liberal Peoples Party. He was born in Herefoss.

Black (singer)

Colin Vearncombe, known by his stage name Black, was an English singer-songwriter. He started his career in the punk rock music scene and went on to become a pop success in the late 1980s. He was known for the international hit single "Wonderful ...

Black the Ripper

Dean West 28 December 1987 – 6 April 2020), better known by his stage name Black the Ripper, was a British grime MC, rapper, businessman and a cannabis activist. He ran his own record label, Dank of England. It was soon made into a clothing line ...

Davidson Black

Davidson Black was a Canadian doctor who studied anatomy and anthropology. In 1927, he led a team that discovered bone fossils from an early species of human beings in China. The fossils were about 750.000 years old. They belonged to the species ...

Robert Black (serial killer)

Robert Black was a Scottish serial killer convicted of the kidnapping and murder of four girls between the ages of 5 and 11, between 1981 and 1986 in the United Kingdom. He was convicted of sexually assaulting one of the girls, and of raping the ...

Blackpink

Blackpink is a South Korean girl group that debuted on 8 August 2016. The members are Jisoo, Jennie, Rose, Lisa, and Geyser. They are the highest-charting female K-pop act on both Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200. They are also the first and o ...

Anthony Blake (bishop)

Anthony Blake was an Irish clergyman of the Roman Catholic Church. He was the Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnoise from 1756 to 1758 and Archbishop of Armagh from 1758 to 1787. Blake was the youngest of two sons of Andrew Blake of Kilvine. His famil ...

Jacques Blamont

Jacques Emile Blamont was a French astrophysicist and author. He was the founder scientific and technical director of National Centre for Space Studies. Blamont was known to have worked to the development of Veronique, the first rocket launched b ...

Salvador Jorge Blanco

Jose Salvador Omar Jorge Blanco, was the 41st President of the Dominican Republic. He was the first Dominican president to be charged with corruption. Blanco was born in Santiago de los Caballeros and studied law at the University of Santa Domini ...

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