Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi was a Swiss pedagogue and educational reformer.
Ferdinand Marie, Vicomte de Lesseps was a French diplomat and developer.
Montgomery Clift was a well-known American actor, noted for the emotional depth and sense of vulnerability he brought to his roles. Along with Marlon Brando and James Dean, he helped delineate a new paradigm for American cinematic heroes. Montgomery is best remembered for his roles in "Red River" (1948), "The Heiress" (1949), "A Place in the Sun" (1951), "I Confess" (1953), "From Here to Eternity"...
Benito Juarez was a famous Mexican politician known for many liberal reforms that helped Mexico transform fron a neocolonialist to a modern, democratic country. He was the President of Mexico between 1861 and 1872. Juarez battled against French occupation for three years (1964-67) and finally managed to keep Mexico independent. Because of this, he is considered to be a national hero.
John Barrowman best known as TV actor and presenter and is also a singer and a writer. He is well known for his self-produced program in the CBBC Tonight’s the Night and his role as Captain Jack Harkness in the science fiction series Dr. Who and Torchwood.
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.
Hugo Grotius was a Dutch jurist, statesman, historian and founder the modern school of international law.
Al Green is an American songwriter and soul and gospel singer. He is known for the hit song "Let's Stay Together," and for leaving his musical career at its height in the 1970s to become a reverend at his own church.
Sir Richard Starkey, known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as the drummer of The Beatles. He was knighted in the 2018 New Year Honours, for services to music.
Nicole Scherzinger is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, actress and television personality. Scherzinger rose to fame as the lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls and released the albums PCD (2005) and Doll Domination (2008) becoming one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time.
Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld was a Swedish economist and statesman who, as the second secretary-general of the United Nations, enhanced the prestige and effectiveness of the organization. He was posthumously awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1961.
Colin Farrell is an Irish actor. Farrell emerged in 2002 as Hollywood's most-sought-after new leading man with roles in Steven Spielberg's Minority Report and a string of other major feature films released over the next years. His film presence has been filled with memorable roles that range from an inwardly tortured hitman to an adventurous explorer, a determined-but-failing writer, and the grea...
Richard Madden is a Scottish actor. He is best known for playing Robb Stark in the world-renowned American fantasy television series ‘Game of Thrones.’
Sadig Sharifzade was an Iranian-born Azerbaijani artist who represented the generation of 1930s painters. Sharifzade worked in many genres, including landscapes and portraits, but he is mostly remembered as a theatre designer. One of his major canvases is 1939 ‘Vintage’ which shows everyday work of laborers in Ganja city.
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.
Ida Bell Wells-Barnett, more commonly known as Ida B. Wells, was an African-American journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, sociologist, feminist, Georgist, and an early leader in the Civil Rights Movement.
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