Edward Lodewijk Van Halen is a Dutch-American musician, songwriter, and producer. He is the main songwriter and founder with brother Alex Van Halen, bassist Mark Stone, and singer David Lee Roth of the American hard rock band Van Halen.
Shirin Ebadi is an Iranian political and human rights activist, lawyer, and author. Ebadi received the Nobel Prize for Peace in 2003 for her efforts to promote democracy and human rights, especially those of women and children in Iran. She was the first Muslim woman and the first Iranian to receive the award.
William Wilberforce was one of Britain’s great social reformers involved in campaigns against slavery, the promotion of education, Christianity, strict morality and animal welfare. Wilberforce saw his life’s mission to end slavery and is remembered for his active participation in getting Parliament to outlaw the slave trade.
Walt Whitman was an American poet, essayist, and journalist, who is generally considered to be the most important American poet of the 19th century. He was an essayist whose verse collection Leaves of Grass (1855) is still considered as a landmark in the history of American literature.
Hannah Arendt was a German-born American political scientist and philosopher known for her critical writing on Jewish affairs and her study of totalitarianism. She analyzed major issues of the 20th century and produced a brilliant and original political philosophy.
Christian Dior was a French fashion designer and businessman. Dior came up with his iconic fashion house at a time when the world was still reeling under the challenges of World War II. Dior's creations were wildly popular, and his legacy continues to influence the fashion industry. His designs have been worn by film stars and royalty alike, and his company continues to operate at the forefront o...
Henry James was one of the major novelists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He is regarded as one of the key figures of 19th century literary realism.
Katarina Witt is a former German figure skater. Representing East Germany early in her career, Witt became the first female figure skater since Sonja Henie of Norway to win gold medals at two straight Olympics. A flirtatious and graceful performer, she also triumphed at four World Championships and at six consecutive European Championships.
Emmeline Pankhurst was a militant champion of woman suffrage. Her 40-year campaign achieved complete success in the year of her death, when British women obtained full equality in the voting franchise.
Jim Lovell is a former NASA astronaut and retired United States Navy captain. He made several historic space flights from 1965-70, including trips orbiting the moon and commanding the famous Apollo 13 mission.
Félix Lope de Vega y Carpio was a Spanish playwright, poet, novelist and marine.
Federico García Lorca, born Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca, was a Spanish poet, playwright and theatre director.
Gérard de Villiers was a French writer and journalist. He's famous for his spy novel series about Prince Malko Linge, Austrian Prince and CIA operative. De Villiers wrote 200 novels that were sold in over 150 million copies worldwide. Each of them is full with high-paced action, unique characters and vivid sex scenes, which is why he is considered to be the successor of Ian Fleming, creator of Ja...
Tenzing Norgay was a Tibetan mountaineer. In 1953, he became, with Edmund (later Sir Edmund) Hillary of New Zealand, the first person to set foot on the summit of Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak.
Jessie Cave is an actress, comedian, and artist who's best known for playing Lavender Brown in 'Harry Potter.' Her day job is her doodle shop where she sells hand-drawn, personalized versions of what she posts online.
George Boole was an English mathematician and a founder of the algebraic tradition in logic. He revolutionized logic by applying methods from the then-emerging field of symbolic algebra to logic.
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