Konstantin Balmont was a Russian poet, translator, literary critic and essayist, the author of many collections of poems, articles and essays. From the middle of the 1910s he often gave public lectures on issues of concern to him.
Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the 20th century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius.
Rashi is the acronym of Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchaki, a French religious educator and the head of the Troyes Rabbinical Court. Rashi is most known for his commentaries on the Talmud and the Torah, which are very influential in rabbinic scholarship even today. He is a renowned Jewish scholar who educated himself in Worms and Mainz.
Roger Hargreaves was a copywriter and was successful in his work. He always wished to do something such that he could work from home. He loved his home and the time to spend with his children. His desire was to earn a living by writing and demonstrating children’s books. In this aim, Roger began by drawing a small man with long extraordinary arms such that it was easy to reach anywhere and had th...
Francois Arouet, better known by his pen name Voltaire, was a literary genius whose brilliant writings often caused extreme controversy during his time. He is known for his works that include poetry, plays, and writings on philosophy and history. Voltaire gained fame through his work on Candide and several other plays that were based on tragedy.
Neil Percival Young is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician. He earned fame both as a member of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (CSN&Y) and as a solo artist, writing and recording such timeless songs as "Old Man," "Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)," "Rockin' in the Free World" and "Heart of Gold" - a No. 1 hit.
Babur was a conqueror from Central Asia who, following a series of setbacks, finally succeeded in laying the base for the Mughal dynasty in the Indian subcontinent and became the first Mughal emperor. Bābur, a descendant of the Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan and also of the Turkic conqueror Timur (Tamerlane), was a military adventurer, a soldier of distinction, and a poet and diarist of genius, as...
Avram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, and political activist. Sometimes described as "the father of modern linguistics," Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy and one of the founders of the field of cognitive science.
Konrad Adenauer was a German statesman, chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) from 1949 to 1963.
Mahathir bin Mohamad, in full Datuk Seri Mahathir bin Mohamad, Mohamad also spelled Mohamed or Muhammed, overseeing the country’s transition to an industrialized nation.
James Dewey Watson is an American molecular biologist, geneticist and zoologist, best known as one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA in 1953 with Francis Crick and Rosalind Franklin.
Charles Evans Whittaker was named to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Dwight Eisenhower. Supreme Court justices receive a lifetime appointment, but Whittaker resigned after serving only five years.
Julius Robert Oppenheimer was an American nuclear physicist who was the director and leading scientist of the World War II project that produced the first atomic bomb.
Rodman Edward Serling was an American screenwriter, producer and narrator. He was mostly known for his science-fiction anthology TV series The Twilight Zone.
Edgar Degas was a French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings.
Horace Mann was an American educational reformer, politician, and congressman, who was enormously influential in promoting and refining public education in Massachusetts and throughout the nation in the 19th century.
Browse Selected Biographies:
- L -LA
- PA -PAZ
- WA -WAZ