ⓘ Free online encyclopedia. Did you know? page 336

Brian Browne

Brian Browne was a Canadian jazz pianist and composer. Browne began performing in popular jazz venues in Ottawa and Toronto, and appearing in national weekly CBC Radio programs Adventures in Rhythm, The Browne Beat, Nightcap, Jazz Canada and othe ...

Garech Browne

The Hon. Garech Domnagh Browne was an Irish arts patron. He was a member of the titled family of Oranmore and Browne in the West of Ireland. He was a wealthy patron of Irish arts, mainly towards traditional Irish music. He was often known by the ...

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, born on 6 March 1806, was an English poet of the Victorian era. She began writing poetry at the age of six. She was born in Kelloe, County Durham. Her parents were Edward Barrett Moulton Barrett and Mary Graham Clarke. ...

Jack Bruce

John Symon Asher "Jack" Bruce was a Scottish musician and composer. He was known as a founder member of the British psychedelic rock power trio, Cream, in the late 1960s. Whilst in the band, Bruce played a fretless bass guitar. Bruce died on 25 O ...

Stanley Bruce

Stanley Melbourne Bruce was the eighth Prime Minister of Australia from February 1923 until October 1929. He became Prime Minister when the Country Party asked Billy Hughes to resign. His government won elections in 1925 and 1928 but lost the 192 ...

Markus Bruderlin

Markus Bruderlin was a Swiss art historian, curator and writer. From 2006 to his death, he was the director of the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg. He was born in Basel. Bruderlin died unexpectedly on 16 March 2014 at his home in Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany. ...

Bruno Brun

Bruno Brun was Yugoslavian clarinet player and professor at the Music Academy in Belgrade. He graduated from the Belgrade Music Academy in 1945 and continued his education in Paris. He played as a soloist in Yugoslavia and other countries. He was ...

Avery Brundage

Avery Brundage was the fifth President of the International Olympic Committee from 1952 to 1972. He was born in Detroit, Michigan. Brundage died in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, West Germany on May 8, 1975 from complications of surgery, aged 87. He is ...

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Isambard Kingdom Brunel was an English engineer. He was born in Portsea, Portsmouth. He created the Great Western Railway. He built many steamships and several bridges and tunnels. His designs revolutionised public transport and modern engineerin ...

Elfriede Bruning

Elfriede Bruning, also known as Elke Klent, was a German communist journalist and novelist. She worked for newspapers such as the Berliner Tageblatt, the Berliner Borsen-Courier and the Vossische Zeitung. Bruning was born in Berlin. In 1930, she ...

Joseph Bruno

Joseph Louis Bruno was an American businessman and Republican politician. He was born in Glens Falls, New York. From 1977 to 2008, he was a member of the New York State Senate. Between March to June 2008, he was Acting Lieutenant Governor of New ...

Gordon Brunton

Brunton served as Chief Executive of Thomson Newspapers & International Thomson Organisation Ltd ITOL Thomson Corporation from 1966-1984 during the Thomson period of global expansion. He retired from Thomson in 1985. Afterwards, he became chairma ...

Gunter de Bruyn

Gunter de Bruyn was a German author. He was born in Berlin. He trained as a librarian and worked at the Zentralinstitut fur Bibliothekswesen Central Institute for Library Knowledge in East Berlin from 1953 to 1961. From 1965 to 1978, he was a mem ...

Janusz A. Brzozowski

Janusz John Antoni Brzozowski was a Polish-Canadian computer scientist. He was a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Waterloos David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science. From 1967 to 1996 he was Professor at the University of ...

John Buchan

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir was a British statesman and writer, today mostly remembered for his fine adventure stories. Buchan was educated at the University of Glasgow and Oxford, and began to write and publish stories from his college day ...

Ludwig Buchner

Friedrich Karl Christian Ludwig Buchner was a German philosopher, physiologist and physician who became one of the exponents of 19th century scientific materialism. Buchner was born at Darmstadt, Germany, on 29 March 1824. From 1842 to 1848 he st ...

Segun Bucknor

Segun Bucknor was a Nigerian journalist and musician active during the 1960s. He was a pianist and guitarist specializing in genres ranging from Soul music to Pop music and to Funk. He was the father of media personality Tosyn Bucknor. He was the ...

Yama Buddha

Anil Adhikari was a Nepalese rapper. He was better known by his stage name Yama Buddha. He was a Nepalese hip hop artist, also known as "NepHop". He was known for his songs "Mero Juttama", "Saathi, Aaudaichu Ma", "Footpath mero ghar" and "Yo pras ...

Ryszard Bugajski

Ryszard Bugajski was a Polish movie director and screenwriter. He was born in Warsaw. He directed 23 movie and television shows, starting in 1972. He directed and co-wrote the anti-communist movie Interrogation. It was entered into the 1990 Canne ...

Ivan Bukavshin

Ivan Aleksandrovich Bukavshin was a Russian chess Grandmaster. He won the Russian Cup in 2015. He became Grandmaster in 2011. He was U12 European champion in 2006, U14 European Youth Champion in 2008 and U16 European champion in 2010. He was born ...

John Bull (composer)

John Bull was an English composer, musician, and organ builder. He was famous for playing the harpsichord and organ. Most of his compositions were written for keyboard instruments. He became a Gentleman, and then organist, at the Chapel Royal. He ...

Claus von Bulow

Claus von Bulow was a Danish-British socialite. He was known for being accused of the attempted murder of his wife Sunny von Bulow in 1979 which had left her in a coma from which she never recovered. However, that conviction in the first trial wa ...

Mario Bunge

Mario Augusto Bunge was an Argentine philosopher, philosopher of science and physicist. He was born in Buenos Aires. Bunge has written more than 400 papers and 80 books, notably his best known work Treatise on Basic Philosophy in 8 volumes. He is ...

Bunny Rugs

William Clarke, better known by his stage names Bunny Rugs and Bunny Scott, was a Jamaican reggae musician. He was best known as a member of the band reggae band Third World.

Robert Bunsen

Robert Wilhelm Eberhard Bunsen was a German chemist. He improved the bunsen burner which now has his name. It was invented by Michael Faraday. Much more important was the work he did which led to spectroscopy. Together with Gustav Kirchhoff, he d ...

Gianluca Buonanno

Gianluca Buonanno was an Italian politician. He was born in Borgosesia. He was a member of the Italian Social Movement from 1982 to 1995, when he switched to the National Alliance. Buonanno left the National Alliance for Lega Nord in 2002. He was ...

Ross Burden

Ross Kelvin Burden was a New Zealand celebrity chef. In May 2006, he appeared on The X Factor: Battle of the Stars along with chefs Jean-Christophe Novelli, Aldo Zilli and Paul Rankin. He also judged the first season of MasterChef New Zealand in ...

Anthony Burgess

Anthony Burgess was an Englishman who wrote many long stories, called novels. One of these was named A Clockwork Orange. It was about evil. He had the idea for the story after a group of bad young men raped and beat his wife for no reason. Burges ...

Ernest W. Burgess

Ernest W. Burgess was an urban sociologist. He was born in Tilbury, Ontario, Canada. Burgess received his education at Kingfisher College in Kingfisher, Oklahoma. He did his graduate studies in sociology at the University of Chicago. In 1916, he ...

Johann Friedrich Franz Burgmuller

Friedrich Burgmuller was a German pianist and composer. He was born in Regensberg, Germany, to a musical family. In 1832, he settled in Paris and adopted the French musical style. He wrote many works for piano, especially etudes for children that ...

Frances Hodgson Burnett

Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett was a writer. She is famous for her childrens books Little Lord Fauntleroy, A Little Princess, and The Secret Garden.

Robert Burns

Robert Burns was a famous poet born in Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland. Some of his most famous poems include To A Mouse, Auld Lang Syne, and Tam o Shanter. Burns is seen as the national poet of Scotland. Much of his work is written in broad Scots, a ...

Rene Burri

Rene Burri was a Swiss photographer. He was known for his photos of major political, historical and cultural events and key figures of the second half of the 20th century. Burri worked for Magnum Photos. He has been photographing political, milit ...

Eva Burrows

Eva Evelyn Burrows, AC was an Australian community welfare organiser. From 1986 to 1993, Burrows served as the 13th General of the Salvation Army. She served as an Officer of the Salvation Army from 1951 to her retirement in 1993. Burrows died on ...

Hector Busby

Sir Hector Hec Busby KNZM MBE was a New Zealand Māori navigator and waka builder. He is also known by his Māori name Heke-nuku-mai-nga-iwi Puhipi. He built 26 traditional waka, a Māori canoe. He sailed over 30.000 nautical miles in the Pacific in ...

Arturo Garcia Bustos

Arturo Garcia Bustos was a Mexican painter and print maker. He was known as one of" Los Fridos” which were students who studied under Frida Kahlo at her home in Coyoacan. He was born in Mexico City. While he was better known for his graphic work, ...

Bohdan Butenko

Bohdan Butenko was a Polish cartoonist, illustrator, comic book writer and artist, as well as puppet designer. He was born in Bydgoszcz, Poland. His known works include the comic series Kwapiszon, Gapiszon cartoons, as well as Gucio i Cezar comic ...

Ustad Allah Bux

Ustad Allah Baksh was a very well known early modern artist and painter of Pakistan. He is best known today for his depictions of rural life in the country and for subjects from Hindu and Persian mythology.Whenever Pakistans folk culture and life ...

Baroness Sophie Buxhoeveden

Baroness Sophie Buxhoeveden, also known as Sophia Karlovna Buxhoeveden, was a lady in waiting to Tsarina Alexandra of Russia. She wrote three memoirs about the imperial family and about her own escape from Russia. In her book "Before the Storm", ...

Yuri Bychkov

Yuri Alexandrovich Bychkov was a Russian art historian. He was a member of the Union of Artists and the Union of Theatre Workers of the Russian Federation. He was director of writers house museum in Melikhovo from 1994 through 2004. He graduated ...

Thomas Byles

Thomas Roussel Davids Byles was an English Catholic priest. He was born in Leeds, Yorkshire. Byles was a passenger aboard the RMS Titanic on its maiden voyage when it sank after striking an iceberg during the night of 15 April 1912. He was report ...

Gay Byrne

Gabriel Mary "Gay" Byrne, affectionately known as Uncle Gay, Gaybo or Uncle Gaybo, was a veteran Irish presenter of radio and television for several decades. His most known role was first host of The Late Show over a 37-year period spanning 1962 ...

John Byron (died 1567)

Sir John Byron MP was an English nobleman, politician, and knight of the Tudor era, He was Member of Parliament for Nottinghamshire in 1529. He was the son and heir of Sir Nicolas Byron, who was knighted by Prince Arthur in 1502. Sir John lived a ...

John Byron (died 1600)

Sir John Byron Kt was an Elizabethan English nobleman, landowner, politician, and knight. He was also known as Little Sir John with the Great Beard. He was the son of Sir John Byron died 1567 and lived at Clayton Hall, Manchester, and later Royto ...

Jose Placido Caamaño

Jose Maria Placido Caamaño y Gomez-Cornejo was President of Ecuador from 23 November 1883 to 1 July 1888. Caamaño was born in Guayaquil. He studied law and theology in the seminary of his native city, and was educated in Quito. Subsequently he wa ...

Howard Cable

Howard Reid Cable was a Canadian conductor, arranger, music director, composer, and radio and television producer. He was born in Toronto, Ontario. He received an Associate diploma from The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto in conducting and ...

Carlos Eduardo Cadoca

Carlos Eduardo Cintra da Costa Pereira, better known as Carlos Eduardo Cadoca or simply Cadoca, was a Brazilian politician and lawyer. He was born in Recife, Pernambuco. Cadoca was a member of the Brazilian Democratic Movement, Social Christian P ...

Cai Lun

Cai Lun was a Chinese eunuch and politician. He is generally regarded as the inventor of paper. Earlier forms of paper, such as papyrus, were used in China from the 2nd century BC. However, Cai Lun developed another form of paper, which is used t ...

Nigel Calder

Nigel Calder was a British science writer and television screenwriter. He wrote for the magazine New Scientist from 1956 until 1966. He was also an editor for the magazine from 1962 until 1966. He soon moved to television screenwriting. He won th ...

Rafael Caldera

Rafael Antonio Caldera Rodriguez, twice elected President of Venezuela, served for two five-year terms, becoming the longest serving democratically elected leader to govern the country in the twentieth century. Widely acknowledged as one of the f ...

Free and no ads
no need to download or install

Pino - logical board game which is based on tactics and strategy. In general this is a remix of chess, checkers and corners. The game develops imagination, concentration, teaches how to solve tasks, plan their own actions and of course to think logically. It does not matter how much pieces you have, the main thing is how they are placement!

online intellectual game →