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Harry F. Byrd Jr.

Harry Flood Byrd, Jr. was an American politician. He represented Virginia in the United States Senate from 1965 to 1983. Byrd was born in Winchester, Virginia. He served in the United States Army during World War II from 1941 to 1945. Byrd is bes ...

                                               

Gary Johnson 2016 presidential campaign

Former Governor Gary Johnson of New Mexico declared his candidacy for the Libertarian Party nomination for President of the United States on January 6, 2016. Johnson ran as the Libertarian presidential nominee in the 2012 election. In that race, ...

                                               

Libertarian National Committee

The Libertarian National Committee is a group of people who coordinate the activities of the U.S. Libertarian party in all fifty states. The L.N.C. headquarters is in the nations capital, Washington, DC. It also has state Libertarian party headqu ...

                                               

Libertarian Party (United States)

The Libertarian Party is a political party in the United States, founded in 1971. The current Chairperson of the Libertarian National Committee is Joe Bishop-Hechman of Washington, D.C. since July 2020. It is the third largest party in the United ...

                                               

Benno von Arent

Benno von Arent was a member of the German Nazi Party and SS, responsible for art, theatres, movies etc. Von Arendt worked as a stage designer; he joined the SS in 1931 and the NSDAP in 1932. The same year, he was one of the people who started th ...

                                               

Heinrich Himmler

On 4 October 1943, Himmler spoke of the extermination of the Jewish people during a secret SS meeting in the city of Poznan Posen. The following are parts from an audio recording of the speech: I also want to mention a very difficult subject befo ...

                                               

Ilse Koch

Ilse Koch, was the wife of Karl-Otto Koch. During World War II, Karl-Otto Koch was the Commandant of the Nazi concentration camps at Sachsenhausen, Buchenwald, and finally Majdanek. In 1947, Ilse Koch became one of the first important Nazis to be ...

                                               

Karl Carstens

Born in Bremen, Carstens studied law and political science at the universities of Frankfurt am Main, Dijon, Munich, Konigsberg, and Hamburg from 1933 to 1936. In 1949 he received a Master of Laws LL.M. degree from Yale Law School. Carstens joined ...

                                               

Trần Dai Quang

In this Vietnamese name, the family name is Trần, but is often changed to Tran in English-language text. According to Vietnamese custom, this person should be called by the given name Quang. Trần Dai Quang was a Vietnamese politician. He was Pres ...

                                               

Edward Upward

Edward Falaise Upward was an English novelist and short story writer. At the time of his death, he was considered the UKs oldest living author.

                                               

Salvador Allende

Salvador Allende Gossens was a physician, senator, minister of health and the 28th President of Chile from November 3, 1970 until his death on September 11, 1973. He was a socialist and the first socialist president elected democratically in Sout ...

                                               

Hugo Chavez

Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias was president of Venezuela from 1999 until his death in 2013. He was the leader of the "Bolivarian Revolution" and promoted his vision of democratic socialism, Latin American integration, and anti-imperialism. Chavez was ...

                                               

Democratic Socialists of America

Democratic Socialists of America is an organization of democratic socialist and left-social democratic and labor members in the United States. It is a member of the Socialist International from its founding in 1982. DSA has its roots in the Socia ...

                                               

Martin McGuinness

James Martin Pacelli McGuinness was a Northern Irish politician who was the Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland until his resignation on 9 January 2017. He was born in Derry, Northern Ireland. He was a member of Sinn Fein, which is a politi ...

                                               

Charles Edward Russell

Charles Edward Russell was an American journalist and politician. He started the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People with people including W. E. B. Du Bois, Ida B. Wells, Archibald Grimke, Henry Moskowitz, Mary White Ovingt ...

                                               

Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller was an American playwright. His best known plays are All My Sons, Death of a Salesman and The Crucible. He also wrote for the movie The Misfits while married to Marilyn Monroe. She acted in this movie.

                                               

Peada of Mercia

Peada was briefly the King of Mercia. From c. 653 he had been King of the Middle Angles. Peada was a pagan who accepted baptism in order to marry the daughter of Oswiu of Northumbria.

                                               

Agilbert

Agilbert was Frankish by birth and educated in Ireland. He became the second Bishop to the West Saxons after Bishop Birinus. Following a disagreement with king Cenwalh of Wessex he returned to Gaul to eventually become the Bishop of Paris.

                                               

Birinus

Birinus may have been a Lombard by birth. He was sent by Pope Honorius I to help convert pagans in Anglo-Saxon England. The pope first sent him to Genoa. There Archbishop Asterius of Milan consecrated Birinus as a bishop. Birinus arrived in south ...

                                               

Girolamo Savonarola

Girolamo Savonarola, was an Italian Dominican priest and leader of Florence from 1494 until his execution in 1498. Savonarola is famous for burning books, and for the destruction of what he considered immoral art. Savonarola was a priest but he p ...

                                               

Peter Waldo

Peter Waldo, Valdo, or Waldes, also Pierre Vaudes or de Vaux, is believed by many to have started the Waldensians. This was a Christian spiritual movement of the Middle Ages. People are still alive in southern Europe who come from this movement. ...

                                               

Wine (bishop)

Wine had been ordained in Gaul. In Wessex King Cenwalh of Wessex had grown tired of his current bishop, Agilbert, who apparently did not speak the Anglo-Saxon language. Wine did speak Anglo-Saxon and was invited by Cenwalh to come to Wessex. Cenw ...

                                               

Aethelthryth

Aethelthryth was born in East Anglia now Suffolk. She was one of the four daughters of Anna of East Anglia. All of these women became nuns and founded abbeys. She was a beautiful young girl who wanted to devote herself to the Church and took a vo ...

                                               

Anastasia of Sirmium

Anastasia of Sirmium or Saint Anastasia was a Christian saint and martyr from the 4th century. She died at Sirmium in the Roman province of Pannonia Secunda. Today that place is in the modern country of Serbia. Little is known about her life. Mos ...

                                               

Cuthbert

Saint Cuthbert was an Anglo-Saxon monk, bishop and hermit associated with the monasteries of Melrose and Lindisfarne in the Kingdom of Northumbria, at that time including, in modern terms, northern England as well as south-eastern Scotland as far ...

                                               

Edward the Confessor

St. Edward the Confessor was King of England from 8 June 1042 AD to 4 January 1066. After he died, there were four people who claimed the throne. Edward had promised to each of them that they would be king. Edward spent many years in Normandy. Th ...

                                               

Saint Germaine

She was born with a disfigured hand and a disease called scrofula. When she was a baby, her mother died. Germaines father married again, but she was cruel to Germaine. Germaines stepmother did not want the other children to contract scrofula, so ...

                                               

Saint Nicholas

Saint Nicholas, or Nikolaos of Myra, was the Bishop of Myra. He was born in the Greek colony of Patara, in Asia Minor. Myra is near Antalya, in modern-day Turkey. In the 11th century, his remains were taken to Bari, Italy, to save them from Turki ...

                                               

Saint Roch

Saint Roch or Rocco was a Christian saint. His death is commemorated on 16 August. He a patron saint against the plague. He is also a patron Saint of dogs and falsely accused people.

                                               

Saints Cyril and Methodius

Saints Cyril and Methodius were brothers and 9th century Christian missionaries. They Christianized the Slavic peoples of the Danube. They influenced the culture and religion of all slavic peoples. They received the title "Apostles to the Slavs".

                                               

St. Dominic Savio

Dominic Savio was born on 2 April 1842 in Riva di Chier, Turin, Italy. He was the second child out of eleven born to Charles Savio and his wife Brigid. His father was a blacksmith and his mother was a seamstress. Dominic became an altar server at ...

                                               

Uriel

Uriel is an archangel in Jewish and Christian traditions. The Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox and Anglicans call him" Saint Uriel the Archangel” or simply" Saint Uriel”.

                                               

Saint Vitus

Vitus was born in Sicily in southern Italy. He died in Luciana in the northwest of Italy. Vitus was one of the fourteen holy helpers. Legend says that Vitus was the son of a man named Hylas. Hylas didn’t like Vitus for being Christian so he arres ...

                                               

Saint Walburga

Saint Walpurga or Walburga, also spelled Valderburg or Guibor, was an English missionary to the Frankish Empire. She was canonized on 1 May ca. 870 by Pope Adrian II. Walpurgas feast day is on 25 February. The day of her canonization, 1 May, was ...

                                               

Gouverneur Morris

Gouverneur Morris was an American politician and diplomat from New York City. Morris was born and died in Morrisiana, which is now part of The Bronx. He went to college at Kings College, New York. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress fro ...

                                               

Neil Armstrong

Neil Alden Armstrong was an American astronaut and engineer and is known as the first person to walk on the moon. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon in a small spacecraft that had been sent to the moon using the S ...

                                               

Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire

Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire was a French naturalist who established the principle of "unity of composition". He was a colleague of Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and believed in the underlying unity of organismal design, and the possibility of the chan ...

                                               

Voltaire

François-Marie Arouet was a French philosopher. He was born in 1694 and grew up in Poitou. He died in Paris in 1778. Voltaire did not like France at the time because he thought that it was old fashioned. He also did not like the Church and though ...

                                               

Dayananda Saraswati

Dayananda Saraswati pronunciation born, at Tankara was an important Hindu religious leader of his time. He was the founder of the Arya Samaj, a Hindu reform movement of the Vedic tradition. He was a scholar of Vedic lore and Sanskrit language. He ...

                                               

Neem Karoli Baba

Shri Neem Karoli Baba or Shri Neeb Karori Baba, also known to followers as Maharaj-ji, was a Hindu guru and who loved the Hindu deity Hanuman. He is known in the West for having been the guru of a number of Americans who traveled to India in the ...

                                               

Kenneth Arrow

Kenneth Joseph Arrow was an American economist. He won the Nobel Prize in Economics with John Hicks in 1972. Until 2019, he was the youngest person to have received this award, at 51.

                                               

Seymour Benzer

Seymour Benzer was an American physicist, biologist and geneticist. He was of Jewish descent. His career began during the molecular biology revolution of the 1950s, and he eventually rose to prominence in the fields of molecular and behavioral ge ...

                                               

Heinrich Heine

Christian Johann Heinrich Heine was one of the most significant German poets of the 19th century. Heine was born into an assimilated Jewish family in Dusseldorf, Germany. His father was a tradesman. After his fathers business failed, Heine was se ...

                                               

J. D. Salinger

Jerome David Salinger, better known as J. D. Salinger, was an American writer of Jewish descent. He was best known for his 1951 novel The Catcher in the Rye.

                                               

Anne Meara

Anne Meara was an American actress and comedian. She and Jerry Stiller were a 1960s comedy team, appearing as Stiller and Meara, and are the parents of actor/comedian Ben Stiller and actress Amy Stiller.

                                               

Judas Iscariot

Judas Iscariot was one of the original disciples of Jesus. He is found in all four gospels of the New Testament. He is described as having betrayed Jesus for money, then killing himself. He is said to have been the treasurer for the apostles. Eve ...

                                               

Abdul Basit Abdus-Samad

Qari Abdul Basit Abd us-Samad was a well known Qari. As such, many modern reciters try to copy his style. He is the only Qari to have won three world Qirat competitions in the early 1970s. Abd us-Samad was one of the first Hafiz to make commercia ...

                                               

Gian Gastone de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany

Gian Gastone de Medici was the last Medici Grand Duke of Tuscany. He was the second son of Cosimo III de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, and Marguerite Louise dOrleans. His sister, Anna Maria Luisa de Medici, the Electress Palatine, married him to ...

                                               

Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress. She was born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri. Fluent in both English and French, Baker became an international musical and political icon. She was given such ...

                                               

Megans Law

Megans Law is an informal name for laws in the United States that require law enforcement authorities to make information available to the public regarding registered sex offenders. It was created after the murder of Megan Kanka. Individual state ...