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Qi Baishi

Qi Baishi was a Chinese painter. He was known for his watercolor works. In 1953, he was elected president of the China Artists Association. He died in Beijing in 1957.

Abdul Quader Molla

Abdul Quader Molla was a politician in Bangladesh. He was convicted of war crimes committed during the 1971 liberation war of Bangladesh. He is the assistant secretary-general of the Jamaat-e-Islami, the largest Islamist party in the country. He ...

Marino Quaresimin

Marino Quaresimin was an Italian politician. He was born in Venice, Italy. Quaresimin was Mayor of Vicenza from 1995 to 1998.

Queen of Sheba

The Queen of Sheba appears in the Bible to King Solomon, because of the fame of his riches and wealth and wisdom. She comes, "with a very great caravan - with camels carrying spices, large quantities of gold, and precious stones - she came to Sol ...

Oscar Gonzalez-Quevedo

Father Oscar Gonzalez-Quevedo Bruzon was a Spanish-born Brazilian Jesuit priest. He was an investigator in the field of parapsychology. He was born in Madrid. Gonzalez-Quevedo died on January 9, 2019 from heart disease in Belo Horizonte, Minas Ge ...

Manuel L. Quezon

Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina served as president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines from 1935 to 1944. He was the first Filipino to head a government of the Philippines. Quezon is considered by most Filipinos to have been the second president ...

Omar Quintana

Omar Quintana Baquerizo was an Ecuadorian politician and sports businessman. Quintana was born in Quito. He was a member of the Ecuadorian Roldosist Party and Institutional Renewal Party of National Action political parties. Quintana was in the f ...

Patricia Quintana

Patricia Quintana, was a Mexican Chef, writer, businesswoman and professor. She was a known international cook and expert in Mexican gastronomy. She was born in Mexico City. She studied and taught on ancestral Mexican cuisine mixed with the class ...

Elpidio Quirino

Elpidio Rivera Quirino was a Filipino politician. He was the sixth President of the Philippines from 1948 to 1953.

Vidkun Quisling

Vidkun Quisling was a Norwegian politician. He was involved in the German invasion of Norway during World War II. On 9 April 1940, with the invasion in progress, he seized power of the country. In 1942 with the help of he Nazis he became Prime Mi ...

Qutb-ud-din Aibak

Qutb al-Dīn Aibak also spelled Qutb ud-Dīn Aibak or Qutub ud-Din Aybak, was the founder of the Mamluk Dynasty in Delhi and the first sultan of the Delhi Sultanate. He was born at Turk in the Aybak tribe and was the sultan for only four years, 120 ...

R. Toros

Toros Rasguelenian, real name of R. Toros was a French sculptor. He settled in Valence, then in Romans-sur-Isere, both in the Drome region. He made a large amount of monuments in memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide, of which his uncle ...

Burhanuddin Rabbani

Burhanuddin Rabbani was the President of Afghanistan from 1992 to 1996. He had been a Mujahideen leader who fought against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. He was removed as President when the Taliban took over in 1996. He then became the le ...

Rabie Ablak

Rabie Ablak, or Rabie Al-Ablak, is a Moroccan journalist. He is a part of the Hirak Rif Movement. He has been on hunger strike to protest his detention and inhumane treatment. Some of his hunger strikes lasted more than 40 days; he was taken to h ...

Harry Rabinowitz

Harry Rabinowitz MBE was a South African conductor and composer of movie and television music. He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was of Jewish descent.

Jean Racine

Jean Racine was a French playwright. He was one of the most famous of the 17th century in France. Racine was mostly a tragedian, even though he did write one comedy.

Ann Radcliffe

She was born in London. Her father was a trader, but when she was little, she lived mostly in the houses of richer relations. In 1772 her family moved to Bath, where it is possible she may have gone to a school run by Sophia and Harriet Lee.

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was an Indian philosopher. He was famous for his work on comparative religion, comparative Eastern and Western philosophy, and was also a teacher in India and at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. He was also a ...

Maria Radner

Maria Friderike Radner was a German contralto and internationally renowned opera singer. After studying at the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Dusseldorf, she appeared internationally in opera and concert. In January 2013, she played the Schwertlei ...

Vjekoslav Vojo Radoicic

Vjekoslav Vojo Radoicic, also known as Vojo Radoicic, was a Croatian painter, sculptor, printmaker, and stage designer. He was born in Pozega while Croatia was still under the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. Radoicic lived and worked in Vienna, London and ...

Raffaele Tafuri

Raffaele Tafuri was an Italian painter. He was born on January 27, 1857 in Salerno, He died on 1929 in Venice. He completed his early studies in the family, then moved to Naples at the Institute of Fine Arts, in the city of Naples attended the st ...

Gerry Rafferty

Gerry Rafferty was a Scottish singer-songwriter. His 1978 album, City to City, reached number one on the music charts in the USA. "Baker Street", a song from the album reached the Top 10 in both the USA and Britain. It featured a distinctive saxo ...

Constantine Samuel Rafinesque

Constantine Samuel Rafinesque-Schmaltz was a nineteenth-century polymath. He contributed to botany, zoology, the study of prehistoric earthworks in North America and Mesoamerican ancient linguistics. Rafinesque was eccentric. People often say he ...

Tony Rafty

Tony Rafty was an Australian artist. He specialized in drawing caricatures. He sketched sportsmen and women at every Olympic Games from 1948 to 1996. Rafty was born in Paddington, New South Wales, Australia. His parents were Greek immigrants. In ...

Harold Rahm

Harold Joseph Rahm was a Catholic priest and Jesuit. He was well known for his work with gangs and inner-city youth in El Paso, Texas. From there he went to Campinas, Brazil, where he worked at prevention and treatment of drug addiction. Rahm die ...

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was the founding leader of Bangladesh. He was the first president of Bangladesh. He was also the second prime minister. Rahman was assassinated on 15 August 1975 along with all his family members present at home that time. H ...

Philippe Rahmy

Philippe Rahmy was a Swiss poet and writer. He was born in Geneva, Switzerland. He was a founding member of the prominent French literary site remue.net which focused on promoting contemporary literature over the Internet and through live events. ...

Indra Bahadur Rai

Indra Bahadur Rai was a Nepali writer and literary critic from Darjeeling, India. He has been an active writer for over 60 years and has received the Sahitya Akademi Award, Jagadambashri Puraskar and Agam Singh Giri Smriti Puraskar. Rai was one o ...

Rainier III, Prince of Monaco

Rainier Louis Henri Maxence Bertrand Grimaldi, also known as Rainier III, ruled the Principality of Monaco for almost 56 years. He was one of the longest ruling monarchs in European history. His family has ruled Monaco for seven centuries. Prince ...

Rainulf Drengot

Rainulf Drengot was a Norman adventurer. In 1016, Rainulf went in the South Italy where he was a mercenary. In 1030, Drengot was the first count of Aversa near Naples and was married to the duke of Naples’s daughter.

Gilles de Rais

Gilles de Rais was a Marshal of France, Joan of Arcs comrade in arms, and a murderer. He was the son of Guy de Laval/Rais and Marie de Craon. He became rich when a relative died. He was made a Marshal of France in 1429. He spent much of his money ...

Suranimala Rajapaksha

Jayasinghe Rajapakse Mohottige Don Suranimala Rajapaksha was a Sri Lankan politician. He was first elected to the Parliament of Sri Lanka in 1994. He was the Minister of School Education in Republic Socialist of Sri Lanka in 2001 to 2004. He was ...

Guru Ram Das

Guru Ram Das was born on September 24 1534 in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan and died 1 September, 1581, in Amritsar, Punjab, India. He became the fourth of the ten Sikh Gurus on March 26 1552. He urged Sikhs to not just sit in peace while meditating. ...

Ganga Ram

Sir Ganga Ram, KCSI was a famous civil engineer and philanthropist of the Punjab, in British India. He was born in Mangtanwala, a small village of Punjab province in British India). He was especially well known for designing many of the fine buil ...

Puthussery Ramachandran

Puthussery Ramachandran Pillai was an Indian poet of the Malayalam language. He was a scholar of Dravidian linguistics. He was a professor of Malayalam for more than three decades. He was General Secretary of First World Conference on Malayalam l ...

Srinivasa Ramanujan

Srinivasa Ramanujan Aiyangar was an Indian mathematician. He is considered to be one of the most talented mathematicians in recent history. His fathers name was Kuppuswami and mothers name was Komalatammal. On 1st October 1892 Ramanujan was enrol ...

Periyar E. V. Ramasamy

Erode Venkata Ramasamy, also called Periyar, Thanthai Periyar or E. V. R. by his followers, was an Indian philosopher, politician, independence and social activist. He started the Self-Respect Movement or the Dravidian Movement and proposed the c ...

Santiago Ramon y Cajal

Santiago Ramon y Cajal 1 May 1852 – 18 October 1934) was a Spanish doctor. He shared the 1906 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Camillo Golgi for their work on the anatomy of the nervous system. Ramon y Cajal worked on thin slices of bra ...

Ilan Ramon

Colonel Ilan Ramon was an Israeli air force pilot and the only Israeli astronaut, and a national hero. He was a member of STS-107 mission crew and he died during Space Shuttle Columbia disaster in 2003. His mother was a holocaust survivor at Ausc ...

Norman Foster Ramsey, Jr.

Norman Foster Ramsey, Jr. was an American physicist. He was awarded the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physics with Hans Georg Dehmelt. Ramsay was born on August 27, 1915 in Washington, D.C. He studied at Columbia University and at the University of Cambrid ...

Philibert Randriambololona

Philibert Randriambololona was a Malagasy Roman Catholic archbishop. Randriambololona was born in Anjozorobe, Madagascar and was ordained to the priesthood in 1961 for the Society of Jesus. He served as coadjutor bishop of the Roman Catholic Dioc ...

William John Macquorn Rankine

William John Macquorn Rankine was a Scottish physicist and engineer. He developed the Rankine scale. He made many important contributions to the thermodynamics. His manuals of engineering science and practice were used for many decades after thei ...

Ranking Roger

Ranking Roger was a British musician. He was a singer in the 1980s ska band The Beat, and later General Public with fellow Beat singer Dave Wakeling. He later led a rebuilt Beat line-up. The Beat, is known in North America as The English Beat, an ...

Arthur Ransome

Arthur Michell Ransome was an English writer and journalist. He is best known for writing the Swallows and Amazons series of childrens books. Ransome was born in Leeds. His father was Professor of History there. His fathers death in 1897 affected ...

Maya Rao

Maya Rao was a Indian classical dancer, choreographer and educator, in Kathak dance. She is known for her work in Kathak choreography, especially in dance ballets, and was thought for bringing Kathak, a North Indian-dance style to South India, wh ...

Turlapaty Kutumba Rao

Turlapaty Kutumba Rao was an Indian journalist and orator. He was known for his journalism in the Telugu language. He was said to have written 4.000 biographies and delivered over 16.000 public speeches which has been recorded by the Telugu Book ...

Udupi Ramachandra Rao

Udupi Ramachandra Rao, popularly known as U. R. Rao was a Indian space scientist. He served as Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation from 1984 through 1994. He was the Chairman of the Governing Council of the Physical Research Labora ...

Ari Rath

Ari Rath was an Austrian-Israeli journalist and writer. He was born and grew up in Vienna. After the Anschluss, Rath, who was Jewish, came through a Kindertransport as a thirteen-year-old boy to Palestine. In 1975, he became an editor for The Jer ...

Irina Ratushinskaya

Irina Borisovna Ratushinskaya was a Russian dissident, poet and writer. On September 17, 1982, Ratushinskaya was arrested for anti-Soviet agitation. In April 1983, she was convicted of "agitation carried on for the purpose of subverting or weaken ...

Helmut Rauch

Helmut Rauch was an Austrian physicist. He was specially known for his experiments on neutron interference. In 1979, he became a member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. He was born in Krems an der Donau, Lower Austria. In 1985, he was awarded ...

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