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Vicente Blasco Ibañez

Vicente Blasco Ibañez was a Spanish realist novelist writing in Spanish, a screenwriter and occasional film director.

Thomas Blatt

Thomas "Toivi" Blatt was a Polish-American writer and speaker. At the age of 16, Blatt was one of the few Jewish people to survive an uprising and escape from the Sobibor extermination camp in October 1943. Following the World War II he settled i ...

Miguel Blesa

Miguel Blesa de la Parra was a Spanish banker. He was the chairman of the Spanish bank Caja Madrid from 1996 to 2010. He was born in Linares, Jaen, Spain. In February 2017, Blesa received a six-year jail term in connection with the misuse of comp ...

Paul Bley

Hyman Paul Bley CM was a Canadian pianist. He was known for his work to the free jazz movement of the 1960s. He began his career in the 1950s and was active until his death in the 2010s. He worked with jazz musicians Lee Konitz, Charlie Haden, Ev ...

Jan Gotlib Bloch

Ivan Bloch was a banker from Poland. He donated money to help railways, and studied industrial warfare. Bloch published a collection of writings called La Guerre Future, translated to Is War Now Impossible?, in 1898.

Fredie Blom

Fredie Blom was a South African supercentenarian and a longevity claimant. Blom had not been officially recognized by the Guinness World Records or the Gerontology Research Group. However he was named by the South African media as the oldest man ...

Isabella Blow

Isabella Blow was a British magazine editor. She worked for publications such as Tatler, Vogue and The Sunday Times. She was the muse of hat designer Philip Treacy. She is credited with discovering the models Stella Tennant and Sophie Dahl. She i ...

Norbert Blum

Norbert Blum was a German politician. He was federal legislator from North Rhine-Westphalia, chairman of the CDU North Rhine-Westphalia, and minister of labor and social affairs from 1982 to 1988. His slogan "The pension is safe" has been remembe ...

Luigi Boccherini

Luigi Boccherini is an Italian cellist and composer. As a boy he showed great talent and was sent to Rome to study music. When he returned to Lucca he entered the theatre orchestra and the town band. He travelled a lot, visiting France, Spain, an ...

Paul Bocuse

Paul Bocuse was a French chef. He was raised in Lyon. He was famous for the high quality of his restaurants and his innovative approaches to cuisine. Bocuse was one of the most prominent chefs associated with the nouvelle cuisine, which is less o ...

Harald von Boehmer

Harald von Boehmer was a German/Swiss immunologist. He was best known for his work on T lymphocytes. Boehmer was elected as a Senior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France, was awarded the Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine jointly with Nic ...

Philotheus Boehner

Philotheus Boehner, who was born as Heinrich Boehner, was a member of the Franciscan order and a very well respected medieval scholar.

Boethius

Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius normally called Boethius was a Roman philosopher. He was from the important Roman Anicia family, which included the Roman Emperors Petronius Maximus and Olybrius. In 510 Boethius became consul in the kingdom of ...

Irina Bogacheva

Irina Petrovna Bogacheva was a Soviet-born Russian mezzo-soprano. She was a professor of singing at the St Petersburg State Conservatory. She was a Peoples Artist of the USSR, recipient of the State Prize of the USSR, State Prize of the Russian F ...

Stanislav Bogdanovich

Stanislav Eduardovich Bogdanovich was a Ukrainian chess player. He was born in Odessa. He was awarded the title of International Master in 2009, and Grandmaster in 2017. He was notably Ukrainian under-18 champion and the Champion of Odessa. In ea ...

Werner Bohm

Werner Bohm, better known under his artist name Gottlieb Wendehals was a German singer and musician. He was born in Torun, "Thorn" in the German-occupied Poland. In the late 1950s, Bohm was pianist with the "Cabinet Jazzmen" in Hamburg until the ...

Rolf Bohme

Rolf Bohme was a German politician who was the mayor of Freiburg for 20 years between 1982 and 2002. He was a member of the Social Democratic Party. Before becoming Mayor, he was a member of the German parliament Bundestag between 1972 and 1982. ...

François Adrien Boieldieu

Le Bearnais, ou Henri IV en voyage 1814 Jean de Paris 1812 Les meprises espagnoles 1799 La famille suisse 1797 Le dot de Suzette 1798 La fête du village voisin 1816 Rien de trop, ou Les deux paravents 1810 Angela, ou Latelier de Jean Cousin 1814 ...

Stellan Bojerud

Stellan Bojerud was a Swedish politician. He represented the Sweden Democrats. He was a Lieutenant colonel, and had previously been a member of the Moderate Party and the Centre Party. Bojerud was the 22nd candidate on the list of SD in the 2010 ...

Petar Bojovic

Petar Bojovic was a Serbian military commander. He fought in the Serbo-Turkish War, the Serbo-Bulgarian War, the First Balkan War, the Second Balkan War, World War I and World War II. Following the breakthrough on the Thessaloniki Front he was pr ...

Boleslaw I of Poland

Boleslaw I the Brave was the duke of Poland from 992 to April 18, 1025 and King of Poland from April 18 to June 17, 1025.He was also a duke of Bohemia known as Boleslav IV from 1003 to 1004. He was the son of Mieszko I, first known ruler of Poland.

Geoffrey Bolton

Geoffrey Curgenven Bolton AO was an Australian historian, academic and writer. He was best known for his research and writings of Western Australian history. He wrote around thirteen books between 1958 and 2008. He also taught at universities suc ...

Joseph-Armand Bombardier

Joseph-Armand Bombardier was a Canadian inventor famous for inventing the snowmobile. In 2000, Joseph-Armand Bombardier was honnoured by the government of Canada with his image on a postage stamp.

Jose Bonaparte

Jose F. Bonaparte was a paleontologist from Argentina. He discovered and named many new dinosaurs from South America, including Noasaurus, Carnotaurus, Saltasaurus, Kritosaurus, Alvarezsaurus, Riojasaurus, and many, many others. He also discovere ...

Alan Bond (businessman)

Alan Bond was a British-born Australian businessman. Bond was known for his role in the WA Inc scandals of the 1980s. He was also known for bankrolling challenges for the yachting trophy the Americas Cup. Because of this he won the Australian of ...

Fred Bongusto

Alfredo Bongusto, known by his stage name Fred Bongusto, was an Italian light music singer-songwriter and composer. He was very popular in the 1960s and 1970s. He composed the soundtracks of more than 30 movies, such as Day After Tomorrow 1968, U ...

Pope Boniface V

Pope Boniface V was pope of the Roman Catholic Church from 23 December 619 until 25 October 625 when he died. He did a lot Christianising of England. He enacted a decree which churches became places of refuge for criminals. After over a year of v ...

Andres Bonifacio

General Andres Bonifacio y de Castro and Andres Bonifacio was Philippine resistance movement member, revolutionary, and soldier. He founded the of independence group Katipunan. He was the first President of the Philippines Provisional Revolutiona ...

Ruben Bonifaz Nuño

Ruben Bonifaz Nuño was a Mexican poet and classical scholar. Nuño was born on 12 November 1923 in Cordoba, Veracruz, Mexico. He studied at National Autonomous University of Mexico. Nuño died on 31 January 2013 in Mexico City, Mexico from natural ...

Francisco Maria Oreamuno Bonilla

Francisco Maria Oreamuno Bonilla was head of state of Costa Rica from November to December 1844. Bonilla studied law, but did not complete the course. He still worked as a lawyer, and was later a customs official, a judge, and a regional governor ...

Yves Bonnefoy

Yves Jean Bonnefoy was a French poet, art critics and translator. Bonnefoy published many of translations into French, mainly poems of William Shakespeare. He was born in Tours, France. He was a professor at the College de France from 1981 to 199 ...

Massimo Bontempelli

Massimo Bontempelli was an Italian poet, playwright, novelist and composer. He was influential in developing and promoting the literary style known as magical realism. Bontempelli was born on May 12, 1878 in Como, Italy. He studied at the Univers ...

Roger Bootle-Wilbraham, 7th Baron Skelmersdale

Roger Bootle-Wilbraham, 7th Baron Skelmersdale, was a British politician. He was a Conservative member of the House of Lords from 1974 until his death in 2018. He studied at Eton College. He worked with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Bootle-Wi ...

Leo Borchard

Leo Borchard was a Russian conductor who became a naturalized German. Borchard was born in Moscow. His parents were German. He spent his childhood in Saint Petersburg where he had music lessons. In 1920, after the Russian Revolution, he emigrated ...

Robert Borden

Sir Robert Laird Borden was a Canadian lawyer and politician. He served as the eighth Prime Minister of Canada from October 10, 1911, to July 10, 1920. He was the third Nova Scotian to hold this office. After retiring from public life, he served ...

Thor Bjarne Bore

Thor Bjarne Bore was a Norwegian newspaper editor and politician. He was born in Molde, Norway. He was the editor-in-chief of Romsdals Budstikke from 1966 to 1970, Vårt Land from 1974 to 1983 and Stavanger Aftenblad from 1983 to 1999. He also wor ...

Knut Borge

Knut Conrad Borge was a Norwegian journalist and television presenter. Borge was born in Bærum. Borge became a freelancer for the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation in 1973. Among his shows were Borgulfsen from 1984 to 1997, and Swing&Sweet f ...

Adolf Born

Adolf Born was a Czech painter, illustrator, caricaturist, animator and film-maker. He was known as a childrens illustrator for most of his career. Born was a finalist for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2008. The ast ...

Max Born

Max Born was a German-British physicist and mathematician who was important in the development of quantum mechanics. He also made contributions to solid-state physics and optics and supervised the work of a number of important physicists in the 1 ...

Alexander Borodin

Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin was a Russian composer. Like many Russian composers of the 19th century he was an amateur musician. His main job was Professor of Chemistry at the University of St Petersburg. He had to compose in his spare time. Wh ...

Resurreccion Borra

Resurreccion Borra was a Filipino public servant. He worked as a Career Executive Service Officer. He also was a commissioner and was the Acting Chairman of the Philippine Commission on Elections. During his term, he became known for forcing stri ...

Jonathan Borwein

Jonathan Borwein was a Scottish mathematician. An expert in experimental mathematics, he published 388 journal articles, as well being a regular contributor to The Conversation and The Huffington Post. He held a number of important positions incl ...

Carl Bosch

Carl Bosch was a German chemist. He developed the Haber-Bosch process which allows the production of Ammonia. BASF developed a procedure to industrially produce fertilizers on the base of nitrogen. These fertilizers can be produced with the Haber ...

Satyendra Nath Bose

Professor Satyendra Nath Bose laid down the basics for the Bose–Einstein statistics and the theory of the Bose–Einstein condensate. The boson, a kind of particle of matter, is named in his honor. He was a member of the Royal Society and was award ...

Herman Charles Bosman

Herman Charles Bosman was a South Africas short-story writer. He studied the works of Edgar Allan Poe and Mark Twain. His English-language works were mainly about Afrikaner characters, some were controversial. He was born in Cape Town. Bosman die ...

Dmitry Bosov

Dmitry Borisovich Bosov was a Russian businessman. He was the founder, majority shareholder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of ALLTECH Group. He was Head of Supervisory Board of HC Sibir Novosibirsk from 2008 until his death. He was born i ...

Juan Almeida Bosque

Juan Almeida Bosque was a Cuban politician and one of the original commanders of the Cuban Revolution. After the 1959 revolution, he was a famous figure in the Communist Party of Cuba. At the time of his death in 2009, he was a Vice-President of ...

Rolf Bossi

Rolf Bossi was a German criminal defense lawyer. He was born in Munich. He was known for defending known actors such as Ingrid van Bergen and Romy Schneider, as well as notable criminals such as Jurgen Bartsch, Dieter Zlof, and Dieter Degowski. H ...

Ezio Bosso

Ezio Bosso ; 13 September 1971 – 15 May 2020) was an Italian composer, classical musician and conductor. He was born in Turin. On October 30, 2015 his first major studio album, The 12th Room, was released and peaked at number three on the Italian ...

Emilio Botin

Emilio Botin-Sanz de Sautuola y Garcia de los Rios Marquis Consort of OShea was a Spanish banker and businessman. He was the Executive Chairman of Grupo Santander until his death. The bank is the largest in the Eurozone. He was a billionaire. Bot ...

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