R. B. Kitaj, or Ronald Brooks Kitaj, was an American artist. He was associated with the Pop Art movement and best known for his brightly-colored, figurative paintings that allude to political history and the effects of mass media on modern life.
Niki de Sainte Phalle was a French-American sculptor, painter, and filmmaker. She was one of the few women artists widely known for monumental sculpture, but also for her commitments. She was best known for her sculptural female figures known as "Nanas". Sainte Phalle was well known in Europe, but her work was little-seen in the United States, until her final years in San Diego.
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.
Donato Bramante was an Italian architect, who introduced Renaissance architecture to Milan and the High Renaissance style to Rome, where his plan for St. Peter's Basilica formed the basis of design executed by Michelangelo.
Rigoberta Menchú was a Guatemalan Indian-rights activist. She was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1992.
Freddie Mercury was a British musician, singer, and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Queen. As a performer, he was known for his flamboyant stage persona and powerful vocals over a four-octave range. As a songwriter, Mercury composed many hits for Queen, including "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Killer Queen", "Somebody to Love", "Don't Stop Me Now", "Crazy Little T...
Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish-American industrialist, business magnate, and philanthropist. He became a self-made steel tycoon and one of the wealthiest businessmen of the 19th century. Carnegie was the leader of the American steel industry from 1873 to 1901. He was also one of the most important philanthropists of his era. He donated large sums of his fortune to educational, cultural, and scien...
Faye Dunaway is an American actress.
Elizabeth Taylor, in full Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, was an American actress, businesswoman, and humanitarian, noted for her portrayals of volatile and strong-willed characters. She was known internationally for her beauty, especially for her violet eyes, with which she captured audiences early on in her youth and kept the world hooked on with since.
Phil Knight is an American billionaire businessman and philanthropist. Knight is the co-founder of Nike, Inc., one of the world's largest suppliers of athletic shoes and apparel. Knight turned his competitive spirit and his obsession with sports into international athletic footwear, apparel, and equipment giant. His rise from selling shoes out of his car to a billionaire is one of America's most ...
Alexander Ovechkin is a Russian ice hockey player. He competed for the HC Dynamo before being drafted into the NHL's Washington Capitals in 2005. As a left-winger and later captain of the team, he led it to its first victory at the Stanley Cup championship. A three-time world champion and three-time recipient of the Hart Memorial Trophy, Ovechkin is one of the most valuable players and the greates...
Oswald Spengler was a German historian, philosopher, and political writer. He is most famous for his "Der Untergang des Abendlandes" (The Decline of the West), the first volume of which was published in the summer of 1918 and by 1926 had gone through thirty printings. It was a very influential historical study of the cyclical nature of western civilization, that strengthened the pessimism of the ...
Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard was an American educator, temperance reformer and women's suffragist.
William Pittenger was an American theologian and author.
Armando Petrucci was an Italian palaeographer and medievalist. He is considered to be one of the greatest scholars of paleography, diplomacy, and history of writing.
Albert Gallatin Brown was a congressman and governor of Mississippi. He served as a Governor of Mississippi from 1844 to 1848.
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