Pinocheques
Pinocheques were three cheques of total US$3,000,000 paid in mid-1989 by the Chilean army to Augusto Pinochet, Jr., the son of Augusto Pinochet for the purchase of bankrupt "Valmoval", a small rifle c...
Ursula Thiess
Ursula Thiess (May 15, 1924 – June 19, 2010) was a German film actress who had a brief Hollywood career in the 1950s Thiess began her career on the stage in her native Germany and by dubbing female vo...
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Józef Czapski
Józef Czapski (April 3, 1896 – January 12, 1993) was a Polish artist, author, and critic, as well as an officer of the Polish Army. As a painter, he is notable for his membership in the Kapist m...
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Spike Milligan
Sir Terence Alan "Spike" Milligan KBE (16 April 1918 – 27 February 2002) was a comedian, writer, musician, poet, playwright, soldier and actor of Irish and English parentage and Irish nationalit...
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Alfredo d'Escragnolle Taunay, Viscount of Taunay
Alfredo Maria Adriano d'Escragnolle Taunay, Viscount of Taunay (February 22, 1843 — January 25, 1899) was a Brazilian writer, musician, professor, military engineer, historian, politician, sociologist...
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Friedrich Reindel
Friedrich Reindel (6 September 1824, Werben (Elbe) – 27 September 1908, Magdeburg) was Royal Prussian executioner (German: Scharfrichter) from 1873 to 1898. Responsible for carrying out capi...
Harriet A. Roche
Harriet A. Roche (née Mills, later Boomer) (1835 — 1921) was a Canadian author.
Miss Harriet Mills, while not Canadian born, can be considered a Canadian woman author. She emigrated to Canada in ...
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Dino Alfieri
Edoardo Alfieri (first name usually shortened to Dino; 8 December 1886 – 12 December 1966) was an Italian fascist politician.
Alfieri was born in Bologna. In 1911 he finished law studies an...
Mona Røkke
Mona Scobie Røkke (3 March 1940 – 13 July 2013) was a Norwegian and politician for the Conservative Party. She was the Minister of Justice from 1981 to 1985.
She was born in Drammen as a daughter ...
Pierre Trudeau
Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau, PC CH CC QC FSRC (/truːˈdoʊ/; [tʁydo]; October 18, 1919 – September 28, 2000), usually known as Pierre Trudeau or Pierre Elliott Trudeau, was the 15th Prim...
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Anna Szatkowska
Anna Szatkowska (born 15 March 1928, Górki Wielkie, died 27 February 2015) was a World War II member of the Polish Home Army which she joined at the age of 16 to help in liberating Warsaw from German ...
Giuseppe Tucci
Giuseppe Tucci ([dʒuˈzɛppe ˈtuttʃi]; 5 June 1894 – 5 April 1984) was an Italian scholar of oriental cultures, specialising in Tibet and history of Buddhism. During its zenith, Tucci was a supporter of...
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Noni Jabavu
Helen Nontando (Noni) Jabavu (20 August 1919-19 June 2008) was a South African writer and journalist, one of the first African women to pursue a successful literary career and the first black South Af...
Grigol Uratadze
Grigol Uratadze (Georgian: გრიგოლ ურატაძე) (1880 – 1959) was a Georgian Social Democratic politician, diplomat and author. His name is also spelled Grégoire Ouratadze in a French manner. In 1912, ...
Ruth Dayan
Ruth Dayan (born March 7, 1917) is the widow of late Israeli general and politician Moshe Dayan. She founded the Maskit fashion house and is active in many social causes.
Ruth Schwartz (later Daya...
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Walter D'Arcy Cresswell
Walter D'Arcy Cresswell (22 January 1896 – 21 February 1960) was a New Zealand poet, journalist and writer. He was born in Christchurch, New Zealand on 22 January 1896. Cresswell was the son of ...
Eva Hoffman
Eva Hoffman (born Ewa Wydra on July 1, 1945) is a Polish American writer and academic.
Born in Kraków, Poland, shortly after World War II. Her parents, Boris and Maria Wydra, survived the Holocaus...
Mary Pickford
Mary Pickford (April 8, 1892 – May 29, 1979) was a Canadian-American motion picture actress, co-founder of the film studio United Artists and one of the original 36 founders of the Academy of Motion P...
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S. K. Pottekkatt
Sankaran Kutty Pottekkatt (Malayalam: ശങ്കരൻ കുട്ടി പൊറ്റെക്കാട്ട്; 14 March 1913 – 6 August 1982), popularly known as S. K. Pottekkatt (Malayalam: എസ്.കെ. പൊറ്റെക്കാട്ട്), was a famous Malaya...
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