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Emma Donoghue is an award-winning Irish writer who lives in Canada. She's one of the most successful current female writers.
Winslow Homer was an American landscape painter and printmaker, who progressed from an illustrator chronicling the Civil War for “Harper's Weekly” to oil painting and finally water colors depicting pastoral, woodland scenes and marine subjects. His famous paintings include "Prisoners from the Front" and "The Life Line". He is also known for the use of watercolors and the strong depiction of tones...
Tennessee Williams, a dramatist and fiction writer, was one of America's major mid-20th-century playwrights, along with Eugene O'Neill and Arthur Miller. He is best known for his plays A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Orpheus Descending and Sweet Bird of Youth.
John Jay is a Founding Father of the United States who served the new nation in both law and diplomacy. He was a true patriot and was among the American commissioners who negotiated with Great Britain during the United States’ struggle for independence from British colonial rule.
David Josiah Brewer was an American jurist and an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court for 20 years. Mr. Brewer was one of four justices nominated by President Harrison to the Supreme Court. He served during The Fuller Court.
James Wilson was a colonial American lawyer and political theorist. He was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and a signatory of the United States Declaration of Independence (1776) and the United States Constitution (1787). A leading legal theorist, he was one of the six original justices appointed by George Washington to the Supreme Court of the United States.
Konrad Adenauer was a German statesman, chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) from 1949 to 1963.
Jean Bernard Léon Foucault was a French physicist. He is best known for his researches on the pendulum, the measurement of air velocities and production of the first mirror telescope.
William Harvey was an English physician who made seminal contributions in anatomy and physiology. He was the first known physician to describe completely and in detail the systemic circulation and properties of blood being pumped to the brain and body by the heart, though earlier writers, such as Realdo Colombo, Michael Servetus, and Jacques Dubois, had provided precursors of the theory.
Richard Buckminster Fuller was an American architect and engineer. He was in a broad sense a product designer who understood architecture as well as the engineering sciences in relation to mass production and in association with the idea of total environment.
John of Austria was the natural son of the emperor Charles V. Spanish King Philip II acknowledged him as his half-brother and appointed him as a General of the (Mediterranean) Sea. John proved to be a great commander, leading the Holy League alliance to the historic victory in the Battle of Lepanto. He was also believed to know his way around women.
Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin was a Russian writer and painter who combined many traditions of world art in his work and created an original language in painting that was both deeply individual and national in spirit.
Clark Gable, in full William Clark Gable was an American film actor who epitomized the American ideal of masculinity and virility for three decades. An enormously popular star during his lifetime, Gable was dubbed the “King of Hollywood.”
Vincent Leonard Price Jr. was an American actor, well known for his distinctive voice and performances in horror films. His career spanned other genres, including film noir, drama, mystery, thriller, and comedy. He appeared on stage, television, radio, and more than one hundred films. He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: one for motion pictures, and one for television.
Pier Paolo Pasolini was an Italian film director, poet, writer and intellectual. Pasolini also distinguished himself as an actor, journalist, philosopher, novelist, playwright, painter and political figure.
Ehud Olmert is an Israeli politician and lawyer. He served as Prime Minister of Israel from 2006 to 2009, as a Cabinet Minister from 1988 to 1992 and from 2003 to 2006, and as Mayor of Jerusalem from 1993 to 2003.
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