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L. L. Zamenhof

Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof, credited as L. L. Zamenhof and sometimes as the pseudonymous Dr. Esperanto, was an eye doctor, linguist, and scholar who created the international language Esperanto.

Carla Zampatti

Carla Maria Zampatti, was an Italian-Australian fashion designer and businesswoman. She was executive chair of the fashion label Carla Zampatti Pty Ltd. Zampatti was born in Lovero, Italy. Zampatti was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia ...

Gudrun Zapf-von Hesse

Gudrun Zapf-von Hesse was a German type designer, calligrapher and book-binder. She was the 1991 winner of the Frederic W. Goudy Award. She also designed several fonts.

Stefano Zappalà

Stefano Zappalà was an Italian politician. He was born in Aci Bonaccorsi, Italy. He was a Member of the European Parliament for Central with the Forza Italia, part of the European Peoples Party and is vice-chair of the European Parliaments Commit ...

Rika Zaraï

Rika Zaraï was an Israeli singer-songwriter. She was best known for making classic Israeli songs popular in Europe such as Hava Nagila, Yerushalayim shel zahav and Hallelujah.

Zeami Motokiyo

In this Japanese name, the family name is Zeami. Zeami Motokiyo, also lnown as Kanze Motokiyo, was a Japanese actor and playwright.

Christopher Zeeman

Sir Erik Christopher Zeeman FRS, was a British mathematician. He was known for his work in geometric topology and singularity theory. Zeemans main contributions to mathematics were in topology, particularly in knot theory, the piecewise linear ca ...

Franco Zeffirelli

Franco Zeffirelli, KBE was an Italian director and producer of movies and television. He was also an opera director and a designer of Italian operas. He was a former senator of Catania 1994–2001. His political party was the Forza Italia party. He ...

Jurg Zeltner

Jurg Zeltner was a Swiss corporate executive. He was Group CEO and member of the Board of Directors at KBL European Private Bankers. He was earlier the President of UBS Wealth Management from November 2014 to December 2017. He stepped down from t ...

Heinz Zemanek

Heinz Zemanek was an Austrian computer scientist. Zemanek developed the first complete transistorised computer in Europe.

Meles Zenawi

Meles Zenawi Asres was the Prime Minister of Ethiopia since 1995 till his death on 20 August 2012. He was President of Ethiopia from 1991 to 1995. Since 1985, he was the chairman of the Tigrayan Peoples Liberation Front, and the head of the rulin ...

Hans Zender

Johannes Wolfgang Zender was a German conductor and composer. He was the chief conductor of several opera houses. As a conductor, he worked at the Theater Freiburg, Theater Bonn, Opernhaus Kiel and Hamburg State Opera, and led the radio orchestra ...

Zeno of Elea

Zeno of Elea was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher of southern Italy. He was born about 490 BC and died about 430 BC: the exact dates are not known. Zeno a member of the Eleatic School founded by Parmenides. Aristotle called him the inventor of di ...

Zenobia

Zenobia was a queen who ruled in the 3rd century over the Palmyrene Empire in what is today Syria. She led a famous revolt against the Roman Empire. She was the second wife of King Septimius Odaenathus. Zenobia became queen of Palmyra after Odaen ...

Charles Zentai

Charles Zentai was a Hungarian-born resident of Australia accused of a Holocaust-related war crime. He has lived in Perth, Australia for many years after living in the American- and French-occupied zones of post-World War II Germany. He was born ...

Marc Zermati

Marc Zermati was a French producer and promoter of punk rock music, and businessman. He was born in Algiers. In 1972 he co-founded the Skydog record label, which issued its first release, the Flamin Groovies Grease 7" EP in May 1973. In August 19 ...

Fabio Zerpa

Fabio Pedro Alles Zerpa was a Uruguayan actor, journalist, parapsychologist and UFO researcher. He lived in Argentina from 1951 until his death. He was born in Rosario, Uruguay. Zerpa started to give his first conferences at the beginning of the ...

Zhang Heng

Zhang Heng was a Chinese scientist who worked in many subjects. He lived during the Han dynasty. He was an accomplished engineer, meteorologist, geologist, philosopher, mathematician, astronomer and writer. Zhang invented the first seismometer, a ...

Zhang Wannian

Zhang Wannian was a Chinese general. He was born in Longkou, Shandong, China. He was a deputy to CPCs 9th National Congress, and an alternative member of 12th and 13th CPCs central committee. He became an alternate member of the 12th and 13th and ...

Zhao Nanqi

Zhao Nanqi was a Chinese general and politician. He served in the Peoples Liberation Army Jilin Military District and as Vice Governor of Jilin province. He later served in top leadership positions in the PLA as Director of the Peoples Liberation ...

Zheng Xiaosong

Zheng Xiaosong was a Chinese politician and diplomat. He was Director of the Macau Liaison Office until he fell to his death in October 2018. He was Deputy Director of the International Liaison Department of the Communist Party of China, Vice Gov ...

Zhou Enlai

This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zhou. Zhou Enlai was the first Premier of the Peoples Republic of China. He served from October 1949 until his death in January 1976. Zhou served under Mao Zedong and was an important leader in the Commu ...

Zhou Youguang

Zhou Youguang ; 13 January 1906 – 14 January 2017) was a Chinese linguist and writer. He was sometimes called the "father of Hanyu Pinyin". Hanyu Pinyin is the official romanization of Chinese in the Peoples Republic of China. He also wrote many ...

Zhu De

Zhu De was a Chinese general, warlord, politician and revolutionary. He was one of the founders of the Communist Party of China. He was a high-ranking official of the Chinese Red Army. He was Commander-in-Chief of the Eighth Route Army during the ...

Georgy Zhukov

Georgy Zhukov was a Soviet general during World War II. He first became famous for stopping a Japanese invasion in Mongolia. During Operation Barbarossa, he arrived in Moscow with his army in just enough time to defend the city. Later in the war ...

Mikhail Zhvanetsky

Mikhail Mikhaylovich Zhvanetsky was a Soviet-Russian writer, satirist and performer. He was best known for his shows about different parts of the Soviet and post-Soviet everyday life. He was born in Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union. He joined ...

Heiner Zieschang

Heiner Zieschang was a German mathematician. He was a professor at Ruhr-University Bochum from 1968 till 2002. In 1996 he was made an honorary doctor of the University of Toulouse and in 1997 he was an honorary professor of Moscow State University.

Jelle Zijlstra

Jelle Zijlstra was a Dutch economist and a politician of the Anti-Revolutionary Party. Zijlstra studied economics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and was a economics professor at the Free University Amsterdam. He was prime minister from 1966 ...

Rinse Zijlstra

Rinse Zijlstra was a Dutch politician. He was born in Oosterbierum. His older borther was former prime minister Jelle Zijlstra. Zijlstra served in the House of Representatives from 1967 to 1973 as a member of the Anti-Revolutionary Party. Between ...

Cornelis Zitman

Cornelis Zitman was a Dutch sculptor and draftsman. He was born in Leiden, Netherlands. He began teaching classes in design at Central University of Venezuela and continued drawing and painting. In 1958, he exhibited a collection of drawings and ...

Maimun Zubair

Sheikh Kyai Hajji Maimun Zubair was an Indonesian cleric. He was the murshid of Idrisiyya Shadhili in Sarang, Rembang Regency, Central Java. In 1967, Maimun created the Pondok Pesantren Al-Anwar in his home village, Karangmangu. Zubair was a memb ...

Moktar Ali Zubeyr

Moktar Ali Zubeyr, born Ahmed Abdi aw-Mohamed ; 10 July 1977 – 1 September 2014), also known as Godane ", was a Somali Islamist terrorist. He was the Emir of al-Shabaab from 2009 until 2010 and again from 2011 until his death. The group is known ...

Wolfgang Zuckermann

Wolfgang Joachim Zuckermann was a German-American harpsichord maker and activist. He was born in Berlin. He invented a highly popular kit for constructing new instruments and wrote an influential book, The Modern Harpsichord. As environmental and ...

Andrzej Zulawski

Andrzej Zulawski was a Polish movie director and writer. He was born in Lwow, Poland. In the late 1950s, he studied filmmaking in France. His second movie The Devil 1972 was banned in Poland, and Zulawski went to France. After the success of That ...

Bruno Zuppiger

Bruno Zuppiger was a Swiss management consultant and politician. He was a member of the conservative Swiss Peoples Party. He served on the Swiss National Council representing the Canton of Zurich. In 1999, he was elected to the National Council. ...

Stefan Zweig

Stefan Zweig was an Austrian writer of Jewish descent. He was born in Vienna. He volunteered to be a soldier in the First World War, and got the post as a military commentator. This made him an enemy of war. The Nazis gained power in Germany in 1 ...

Huldrych Zwingli

Huldrych Zwingli or Ulricus Zuinglius was the leader of the Protestant Reformation in Switzerland, and founder of the Swiss Reformed churches. Separately from Martin Luther, Zwingli arrived with similar final beliefs. He did this by studying the ...

Etienne de Veniard, Sieur de Bourgmont

Etienne de Veniard, Sieur de Bourgmont was a French explorer. He wrote about his travels on the Missouri and Platte rivers in North America. He made the first European maps of these areas in the early 18th century. He wrote two accounts of his tr ...

Biology

Biology is the science that studies life, and living things, and the evolution of life. Living things include animals, plants, fungi, and microorganisms such as bacteria and archaea. The term biology is relatively modern. It was introduced in 179 ...

List of bones of the human skeleton

A typical adult human skeleton consists of the following 206 bones. Some people have slightly more or fewer. Some bones are called "proximal" meaning nearer the torso, some as "intermediate" and some as "distal" meaning farther. In the skull 22: ...

List of science books

The List of science books is mainly got from: Printing and the Mind of Man: a descriptive catalogue illustrating the impact of print on the evolution of western civilisation during five centuries. Compiled by John Carter and Percy H. Muir. Karl P ...

List of earthquakes

The following is a list of major earthquakes: The Richter scale was adopted in 1935, and was used in the above table also about earlier earthquakes at a merely indicative title. Earthquakes effects were once measured after the Mercalli scale, whi ...

List of extinction events

An extinction event is a relatively fast drop in the number of species living on Earth. It occurs when the rate of extinction increases more than the rate of speciation. This is a list of the largest. Major extinction events are important to both ...

List of genetic disorders

This is a list of the most common genetic disorders in humans. If known, the type of mutation is shown, and the chromosome involved. P – Point mutation, or any insertion/deletion entirely inside one gene D – Deletion of a gene or genes C – Whole ...

List of large wind farms

This is a list of large wind farms, with a generating capacity of 100 megawatts or more, which are currently operating, under construction, or proposed. Wind power capacity has expanded quickly to 336 GW in June 2014, and wind energy production w ...

List of medical abbreviations

Medical abbreviations are a shorthand way of writing and talking by medical professionals to hurry explanation of diseases, patients, or medicines. This shorthand can include shortening making less lengthy of longer disease names, by cutting the ...

List of minerals

Acuminite Armalcolite Abhurite Arfvedsonite Anatase Alvanite Amphibole mineral group Aragonite Analcite synonym of analcime Alum Amazonite a variety of microclin Axinite mineral group Amber fossilized resin Abernathyite Analcime Allingite a synon ...

Paradigm shift

A paradigm shift was first called that way by Thomas Kuhn. He is a physicist and philosopher. A paradigm shift is a big change in big concepts and practices in a model, system, or scientific discipline. It can also be known as a scientific revolu ...

List of solar thermal power stations

This is a list of solar thermal power stations. These include the 354 megawatt Solar Energy Generating Systems power plant in the USA, Solnova solar power station, Andasol solar power station, Nevada Solar One, PS20 solar power tower, and the PS1 ...

List of tectonic plates

This is a list of the biggest tectonic plates on Earth. Including small ones, there are about a hundred tectonic plates. These are only the large ones.

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