Elizebeth Smith Friedman was an American cryptologist who helped decipher enemy codes from World War I to World War II. She has been called "America's first female cryptanalyst."
Wolfgang Ernst Pauli was an Austrian theoretical physicist who pioneered the study of quantum physics and is most famous for the Pauli exclusion principle. Nominated by Albert Einstein, he was awarded Nobel Prize in Physics in 1945 for his "decisive contribution through his discovery of a new law of Nature, the exclusion principle or Pauli principle."
A popular lecturer in his day, Rudolf Steiner created the philosophy of anthroposophy and stressed the importance of creativity in children's education.
Fakhr ad-Dīn ar-Rāzī with full name Abū ʿabd Allāh Muḥammad Ibn ʿumar Ibn Al-ḥusayn Fakhr Ad-dīn Ar-rāzī was born in 1149 in Iran. Ar-Rāzī was a Muslim theologist and a scholar. He was also the most commendable author who wrote annotations and explanation on the ideology of Qurʾān.
Alek Wek is a South Sudanese British model and designer who began her fashion career at the age of 18 in 1995. She has been hailed for her influence on the perception of beauty in the fashion industry. She is from the Dinka ethnic group in South Sudan, but fled to Britain in 1991 to escape the civil war in Sudan. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York
Konstantin Ustinovich Chernenko was a Soviet politician and the fifth General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. He led the Soviet Union from 13 February 1984 until his death thirteen months later, on 10 March 1985. Chernenko was also Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet.
Irving Berlin was an American composer and lyricist, widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history.
Christopher William Rankin is a New Zealand-born British actor. He gained worldwide fame for playing the character Percy Weasley in the Harry Potter film series.
Nicole Richie is an American socialite, actress, author, and fashion designer. Richie first gained fame when she starred with childhood friend Paris Hilton on the reality show The Simple Life. At around 26, she launched her jewelry line, later expanding it to clothes and accessories. Concurrently, she also continued appearing on television and authored two books.
Rita Levi-Montalcini was an Italian neurologist who, together with biochemist Stanley Cohen, shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1986 for her discovery of a bodily substance that stimulates and influences the growth of nerve cells. Her research in cell growth and nerve networks paved the way for further investigations which shed new light on the treatment of diseases like dementia...
Christian Coulson is an English actor. He is best known for portraying the 16-year-old Tom Marvolo Riddle in the "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" movie.
Federico García Lorca, born Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca, was a Spanish poet, playwright and theatre director.
Ruby Bridges is an American activist who became a symbol of the civil rights movement and who was at age six the youngest of a group of African American students to integrate schools in the American South. Bridges is the author of Through My Eyes: The Autobiography of Ruby Bridges and Ruby Bridges Goes to School: My True Story.
Henry F. Schaefer III is an American chemist and the Graham Perdue Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry at the University of Georgia. He is one of the most cited chemists in the world.
Emilio Pettoruti was an Argentine painter. While Pettoruti was influenced by cubism, futurism, constructivism, and abstraction, he did not claim to paint in any of those styles in particular. Exhibiting all over Europe and Argentina, Emilio Pettoruti is remembered as one of the most influential artists in Argentina in the 20th century for his unique style and vision.
Gilbert Ryle was a British philosopher, leading figure in the "Oxford philosophy," or "ordinary language," movement. His most original work was his analysis of the concept of mind.
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