Douglas Glenn Colvin, known professionally as Dee Dee Ramone, was a German-American musician, singer and songwriter best known as founding member, songwriter, bassist and occasional lead vocalist for the punk rock band the Ramones.
Thomas Boni Yayi is a Beninese banker and politician who was President of Benin from 2006 to 2016. He took office after winning the March 2006 presidential election and was re-elected to a second term in March 2011. He also served as the Chairperson of the African Union from 29 January 2012 to 27 January 2013.
Sid Vicious was an English bassist and vocalist. He achieved fame as a member of the punk rock band the Sex Pistols, replacing Glen Matlock, who had fallen out of favour with the rest of the group.
Achille-Claude Debussy was a French composer.
John Singleton Copley was an American and British painter, famous for his portrait paintings of wealthy and influential figures in colonial New England, depicting in particular middle-class subjects. His portraits were innovative in their tendency to depict artifacts relating to these individuals' lives.
Cole Albert Porter was an American composer and songwriter.
Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm was a German philologist and mythologist. He was the elder of the Brothers Grimm and the editor of "Grimm's Fairy Tales".
Chu Hsi was one of the greatest Chinese scholars and philosophers. The system of Neo-Confucianism of which Chu Hsi is regarded as the spokesman represents a summary of doctrines of his predecessors as well as original ideas of his own.
Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel was a German astronomer, mathematician, physicist and geodesist.
Ryotaro Shiba was one of the Japanese greatest writers of all time. He is best known for writing novels about important historical events in Japan and in the northeastern Asia. Shiba’s most famous book is Ryoma ga Yuku (Ryoma Is Going, 竜馬がゆく). He was also a commander of tank corps in China during World War II. The author is known for having a critical look at modern life.
Benjamin West was an American artist of the late eighteenth century who represented American Colonial art. He began as the portraitist, but it was historical painting which made him known. In addition to historical events, West used religious and mythological topics in his canvases. He served as a historical painter to George III and taught many American artists in London.
George Lee Quiñones is an American artist and actor of Puerto Rican ancestry. He is one of the several artists rising from the New York City Subway graffiti movement. Quiñones was one of the innovators of New York’s street-art movement and is considered the single most influential artist to emerge from the graffiti era.
Michael Mangini is an American musician who is the current drummer of the progressive metal band Dream Theater, following the departure of founding drummer Mike Portnoy in 2010. He has also played for bands and artists such as Annihilator, Extreme, James LaBrie, and Steve Vai. Before joining Dream Theater, Mangini was a faculty member at Berklee College of Music.
Stuart Davis was an American abstract artist whose idiosyncratic Cubist paintings of jazz musicians, street scenes and urban landscapes heralded the use of commercial art and advertising by Pop artists of the 1960s.
Hideyoshi Toyotomi was a military and political leader, who completed the 16th-century unification of Japan and succeeded in uniting the country and bringing an end to the turbulence of the so-called Warring States era.
Rocky Marciano was an American professional boxer, the heavyweight champion of the World in 1950's. Credited for his durability and punching power, he is best know for being the only heavyweight champion to never lose a professional fight.
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