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Dit Clapper

Aubrey Victor "Dit" Clapper was a Canadian Hall of Fame ice hockey player, playing his entire professional career for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League. Clapper was the first NHL player to play twenty seasons, and one of only two to ...

                                               

Bert Olmstead

Murray Albert Olmstead was a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger. He played for the Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Black Hawks and Toronto Maple Leafs in the National Hockey League.

                                               

Bob Probert

Robert Alan Probert was a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger. Probert played a total of 1.016 games in the National Hockey League. He played for the Detroit Red Wings and the Chicago Blackhawks. Probert was known for being a fighter an ...

                                               

Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse was a French artist known for his use of colour and his original ideas. He is mainly known as a painter, but he was also a draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor. Matisse was one of the main artists who helped to create modern art ear ...

                                               

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Ruiz Picasso was a Spanish painter and sculptor. He created over 20.000 images. He is considered one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. He is best known as the co-founder of cubism. A work of art is cubist when the artist opts to ...

                                               

Johannes Rau

Johannes Rau was a German politician of the SPD. He was the eighth President of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1 July 1999 until 30 June 2004 and minister president of North Rhine-Westphalia from 1978 to 1998.

                                               

Max Schreck

Friedrich Gustav Max Schreck was a German actor. He is remembered for his role in the horror movie Nosferatu.

                                               

Franz Josef StrauS

Franz Josef StrauS was a German politician and minister-president of the state of Bavaria. Press reports called him the Strong Man of Europe ".

                                               

Om Puri

Om Prakesh Puri was an Indian actor. He has appeared in mainstream commercial Pakistani, Indian, British, and Hollywood movies. He was also in independent and art movies. Puri was known for his roles in Gandhi 1982, Ardh Satya 1983, City of Joy 1 ...

                                               

Giuseppe Verdi

Giuseppe Verdi was an Italian composer of operas. Verdi and Richard Wagner were the greatest composers of opera in the 19th century although they were completely different from one another. When Verdi was a young man the most famous opera compose ...

                                               

Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner was a German opera composer. He was one of the most important opera composers in Germany during the Romantic period. Apart from some music that he wrote as a student he wrote ten operas which are all performed regularly in opera ho ...

                                               

Trygve Lie

Trygve Halvdan Lie was a Norwegian politician. From 1946 to 1952 he was the first elected Secretary-General of the United Nations.

                                               

Joan Miro

Joan Miro was a Spanish painter, sculptor and ceramicist. He was born in Barcelona. He died of heart disease in Palma, Majorca. A museum dedicated to his work, the Fundacion Joan Miro, was opened in Barcelona in 1975. Joan Miro started painting w ...

                                               

Bert Trautmann

Bernhard Carl "Bert" Trautmann, OBE was a German footballer. He played from 1949 to 1964 for Manchester City as the keeper. Trautmann was in Germany almost unknown, and never played in the national team of his country. But in Manchester, he was o ...

                                               

Richard Burton

Richard Walter Burton was a Welsh stage and cinema actor. He appeared in more than 40 movies and received 7 Academy Award nominations. He was a recipient of BAFTA, Golden Globe and Tony Awards for Best Actor. In the mid-1960s, Burton went up into ...

                                               

Donald Dewar

Donald Campbell Dewar was the First Minister of Scotland from 1999 until his death in 2000. He was the first person to hold the position of First Minister following the establishment of the Scottish Parliament in 1999.

                                               

Charles Kennedy

Charles Peter Kennedy was a British politician. From 9 August 1999 until 7 January 2006, he was the leader of the Liberal Democrats, the third largest political party in the United Kingdom. In the 1983 General Election he stood for the Ross, Crom ...

                                               

P. G. T. Beauregard

Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard was an American military officer, politician, inventor, writer, civil servant. He was the first prominent general of the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Today, he is known as P. G. T. Beaur ...

                                               

Louise Brooks

Louise Brooks was an American dancer and actress. She became a leading film star, and a style icon famous for her beauty and her bobbed hair style. In 2006, the centenary of Brooks birth was celebrated by the release of three DVDs and three books ...

                                               

Jim Bunning

James Paul David Jim Bunning was an American former Major League Baseball pitcher and politician. Bunning played as a pitcher in the Major League Baseball. In his career, he played for the Detroit Tigers 1955–1963, the Philadelphia Phillies 1964– ...

                                               

Tony Curtis

Tony Curtis was an American movie actor. He was most popular during the late 1950s and early 1960s. He is famous for his light comic roles, especially his musician escaping from gangsters in Some Like It Hot. He has also acted in more serious and ...

                                               

Bo Diddley

Bo Diddley was an American singer, guitarist and songwriter. He was one of the original rock and roll musicians; he, along with others, created rock music. In 1955, he recorded and released his first songs. He is most famous for the rhythm which ...

                                               

Peter Graves

In the early years of his career he starred in sci fi movies such as Red Planet Mars 1952, Killers from Space 1954, and some low-budget western movies, including Fort Defiance 1951 and Fort Yuma 1955. He played Morgan Earp, in Wichita 1955, with ...

                                               

Robert M. La Follette

Robert Marion "Fighting Bob" La Follette, Sr. was an American Republican. He was a Senator from Wisconsin from January 2, 1906 until his death on June 18, 1925. He ran for President in 1924, but lost. If La Follette won he would have been the sev ...

                                               

Major Lance

Major Lance was a solo singer. Major was his given name; it was not a nickname or stage name. Born in Winterville, Mississippi, Lance moved to Chicago as a kid and became friends with Otis Leavill Cobb. Both of them took boxing and also worked at ...

                                               

Elmore Leonard

Elmore John Leonard, Jr. was an American novelist and screenwriter. His best-known works are Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Hombre, Mr. Majestyk, and Rum Punch. He was also writing for the TV series Justified. Leonard was born on October 11, 1925 in N ...

                                               

Lee Marvin

Marvin was born in New York City, United States. He began his career with small roles in western movies such as Cave of Outlaws 1951, The Duel at Silver Creek 1952, with Audie Murphy, and Seminole 1953, with Rock Hudson. He was also in The Caine ...

                                               

Chico Marx

Leonard Chico Marx was an American comedian and movie star. He was one of the five Marx Brothers. In the movies, Chico talked with a pretend Italian accent and played the piano. He flirted with the ladies and wore a curly wig. In most of the movi ...

                                               

Don Meredith

"Dandy Don" Meredith was an American football player. He was born in Mount Vernon, Texas (about 100 miles east of Dallas. He died in Santa Fe, New Mexico from a brain hemorrhage. He was 72 years old. Meredith was a quarterback for the Dallas Cowb ...

                                               

Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker was an American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist. She was best known for her epigrams, wit, wisecracks, and her eye for 20th century fads and conceits. From an unhappy childhood, Parker rose to fame, both for her writi ...

                                               

Brian Pillman

Brian William Pillman, Sr. was an American professional wrestler and football player. He is known for competing in World Championship Wrestling, Extreme Championship Wrestling and the World Wrestling Federation in the 1990s. He was well known as ...

                                               

Arturo Toscanini

Arturo Toscanini was an Italian conductor. Most musicians think he was the greatest conductor of his time. His fame was legendary: he was probably the first conductor to become a world superstar. He had an incredibly good memory and could remembe ...

                                               

Andrea True

Andrea True was an American porn star and a singer from the disco era of the 1970s. She is best known for her single "More, More, More". It was released in 1976. It peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100.

                                               

Warrior (wrestler)

Warrior) was an American professional wrestler. Hellshaw legally changed his name to Warrior in 2002. He was the biggest star of the 1990s. His career had a boost when he defeated Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania VI, and it was also Hulk Hogans first W ...

                                               

Cathar castles

Cathar castles is a term used by the French tourist industry. It is used for castles in the Languedoc-Roussillon, usually built by the enemies of the Cathars during the Albigensian Crusade.

                                               

Peyrepertuse Castle

Peyrepertuse castle is one of the Cathar castles. It was built before the 11th century. It is Aude, in Occitanie. It is built in a strategic position, on a cliff, about 30-40m high. The castle is first mentioned in the year 806, but the site seem ...

                                               

Echizen Ono Castle

Echizen Ono Castle is a Japanese castle that is in Ono City, Fukui Prefecture. Until the Meiji period, the administrative headquarters of the Ono Domain region was established. The castle tower was built in the Shōwa period. In 2017, it was inclu ...

                                               

Kumamoto-Castle

1-1Hommaru, Chuo-ward Kumamoto, Kumamoto, 860-0002, Japan. We can get to there in about 10 minutes bus or streetcar ride from JR Kumamoto Station. The one-way fare is 150 yen.We can also get to there in about 40 minutes the airport shuttle bus ri ...

                                               

Odawara Castle

Odawara Castle is a landmark in the city of Odawara in Kanagawa Prefecture. It was the fortress of various daimyo during the Muromachi period of Japanese history. Odawara Castle was destroyed by the Meiji government. However, present Odawara Cast ...

                                               

Osaka Castle

Osaka Castle is a Japanese castle which is in Osaka city of Osaka Prefecture. Most structures are made of wood. It is sometimes called kinjo, because there are some gold arts in Osaka Castle. It is one of Japans "Three Famous Castles." The other ...

                                               

List of castles in Spain

Castle of Trasmoz Castle of Aljaferia Torreon of La Zuda Castle of Bichuesca Castle of Biel Walls of Zaragoza Castle of Daroca Castle of Exarc de Moncayo Castle of Sadaba Castle Mayor Daroca Castle of Luesia Castle of Arandiga Castle of Grisel Ca ...

                                               

Bellver Castle

Bellver Castle is a castle that was built by order of King Jaime II for use as a residence of the kings of Mallorca. The castle is built at 112 metres above sea level. Today it belongs to the City Council of Palma de Mallorca and it is the Museum ...

                                               

Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

Christ Church Cathedral is the cathedral of the diocese of Oxford, which includes the City of Oxford and the surrounding countryside as far north as Banbury. It is also, uniquely, the chapel of Christ Church, the largest college of the University ...

                                               

Christ Church, Oxford

Christ Church is one of the largest colleges of the University of Oxford. The college was founded by Henry VIII in 1546. As well as being a college, Christ Church is also the cathedral church of the diocese of Oxford, namely Christ Church Cathedr ...

                                               

Coventry Cathedral

Coventry Cathedral, also known as St. Michaels Cathedral, is an Anglican cathedral. It is in Coventry, West Midlands, England. In fact, the city has three cathedrals. The first was St. Marys, a monastic building, only a few ruins of which remain. ...

                                               

Ely Cathedral

Ely Cathedral is an Anglican church in Ely, Cambridgeshire. It is the main church of the diocese of Ely, and the seat of the Bishop of Ely. The city of Ely is about 20 km north of Cambridge. The Cathedral is known locally as "the Ship of the Fens ...

                                               

Exeter Cathedral

Exeter Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in the city of Exeter, Devon, in the southwest of England. It is the seat of the Bishop of Exeter. The present building was complete by about 1400, and has the longest uninterrupted vaulted ceiling in Eng ...

                                               

Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. The main body was completed in only 38 years, starting in 1220. It is considered to be one of the leading examples of Early English architecture. The cathedral has the ...

                                               

St Albans Cathedral

St Albans Cathedral is an Anglican church in St Albans, Hertfordshire. At 84 metres, its nave is the longest of any cathedral in England. With much of its present architecture dating from Norman times, it became a cathedral in 1877. Local residen ...

                                               

Truro Cathedral

Truro Cathedral is the cathedral of the Church of England Diocese of Truro in the city of Truro, Cornwall, in the United Kingdom. The Bishop of the diocese is Timothy Martin Thornton. It is one of the three cathedrals in the United Kingdom to hav ...