Encyclopedia of World Biography

Editor: Craddock, James
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Gale

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-57302-442-6
Category: Biography
Image Count: 140
Book Status: Available
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A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

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Table of Contents

  • INTRODUCTION
  • ADVISORY BOARD
  • OBITUARIES
  • A
  • Stella Adler
  • Grew Up in Yiddish Theatrical World
  • Studied with Stanislavsky
  • Mentored Brando
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Qing Ai
  • Imprisoned for Three Years
  • Joined the Communist Party
  • Died in Beijing
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Otl Aicher
  • Forced into Uniform
  • Friends Executed by Regime
  • Co-Founded “Neu” Bauhaus
  • Chosen for Olympics Project
  • Created “Waldi”
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Alexandra Empress Consort of Nicholas II, Czar of Russia
  • Endured Family Tragedies
  • Became Empress of Russia
  • Worried Over Son's Health
  • Influenced by Rasputin
  • Taken into Custody
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Raúl Anguiano
  • Began Sketching as Child
  • Studied Muralism in Mexico City
  • Explored Painting, Graphic Arts
  • Inspired by Indigenous People
  • Returned to Mural-Making
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Mordecai Anielewicz
  • Joined Zionist Organization
  • Sought Aid in Vilnius
  • Urged Combat, Not Cooperation
  • Allied with Armia Krajowa
  • Fought for 19 Days
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Estelle Axton
  • Sang in Gospel Quartet
  • Remortgaged House
  • Led Music Analysis Sessions
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • B
  • Hobey Baker
  • Demonstrated Athletic Skills
  • Became Star at Princeton
  • Played Elite Amateur Hockey
  • Used Piloting Skills in World War I
  • Memorialized After Death
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Françoise Barré-Sinoussi
  • Had Early Interest in Science
  • Faced Discrimination
  • Helped Discover HIV Virus
  • Emerging Controversy Over Credit for Discovery
  • Won Nobel Prize
  • Continued HIV/AIDS Research
  • Emphasized Humanitarian Causes
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Thomas Bartholin
  • Had Early Interest in Medicine
  • Studied in Padua
  • Became Chair of Anatomy
  • Made Discoveries of the Lymphatic System
  • Discovered the Parotid Glands
  • Became Royal Physician
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Nina Bawden
  • Grew Up in Wartime England
  • Published Respected Novels
  • Train Derailment Troubled Later Years
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Cristina Belgiojoso
  • Married at 16
  • Penniless in Paris
  • Became Single Parent
  • Nursed Victims of War
  • Bought Rundown Farm in Turkey
  • Books
  • Chadli Bendjedid
  • Fought Against French Colonial Forces
  • Spent Years as Trusted Policy-Maker
  • Became Compromise Candidate
  • Won Respect for Diplomatic Role
  • Ousted in Early 1992
  • Periodicals
  • Maeve Binchy
  • Inspired by Philosophy Assignment
  • Had Radio Career
  • Announced Retirement
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Otis Blackwell
  • Influenced by Music of Westerns
  • Song Recorded by Elvis Presley
  • Produced Mahalia Jackson Recordings
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • George Blake
  • Joined Dutch Resistance
  • Imprisoned in North Korea
  • Stationed in West Berlin
  • Confessed to Espionage
  • Escape Prompted Prison Reform
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Anthony Blunt
  • Entered Cambridge
  • “Biggest Mistake of My Life”
  • Posted to Royal Household
  • Confessed in 1964
  • Outed in 1979
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Robert Bly
  • Transferred to Harvard
  • Inspired by Landscape
  • Wrote Antiwar Poetry
  • Focused on Male Rituals in Seminars
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Ruth Brown
  • Picked Crops on Farm
  • Developed Distinctive Style
  • Deprived of Royalties
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Charles Buller
  • Tutored by Carlyle
  • Returned as M.P.
  • Sorted Out Troubles in Canada
  • Appointed to Reform Poor Laws
  • Books
  • Guy Burgess
  • Recruited as Soviet Agent
  • Recruited for Foreign Office
  • Dispatched to Washington
  • Vanished for Half-Decade
  • Tale Continues to Enthrall
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • C
  • John Cale
  • Earned Musical Scholarship
  • Connected with Lou Reed
  • Encountered Little Commercial Success
  • Left The Velvet Underground
  • Recorded Solo Albums
  • Became a Sought-After Music Producer
  • Reconnected with Reed
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Orlando Cepeda
  • Father Was Caribbean Baseball Star
  • Rose Quickly Through Minor Leagues
  • First Player Signed as Designated Hitter
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Giorgio Chinaglia
  • Began Professional Career in England
  • Became Standout in Italy
  • Signed with New York Cosmos
  • Known as Polemic Player
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Colley Cibber
  • Born in London
  • Joined Theatre Company
  • Appointed Poet Laureate
  • Omitted Family from Autobiography
  • Books
  • Online
  • Liviu Ciulei
  • Began Career as Actor
  • Feted at Cannes
  • Forced into Exile
  • Brought Daring Sensibility to Classics
  • Utilized Architectural Training
  • Returned to Romania
  • Periodicals
  • Jimmy Cliff
  • Grew Up in Poverty
  • Influenced Simon's Move to Reggae
  • Recorded Protest Song
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Sam Cooke
  • Raised in Religious Household
  • Released Secular Single Under Pseudonym
  • Signed to RCA
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Norman Corwin
  • Began as Newspaper Reporter
  • Wrote Enduring Christmas Play
  • Set Radio Ratings Record
  • Created Special Broadcast to Commemorate Victory
  • Taught at USC
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Demetrius Cydones
  • Educated in Classics
  • Resigned Government Post
  • Evaluated Turkish Threat
  • Books
  • Carl Czerny
  • Began Playing at Three
  • Taught Liszt
  • Criticized by Schumann
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • D
  • Alexander Dalrymple
  • Loved Explorers' Tales
  • Ventured to Pacific Rim
  • Obsessed with Terra Australis
  • Bypassed by Captain Cook
  • The First Hydrographer
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Walter Damrosch
  • Raised Among Famous Musicians
  • Founded Opera Company
  • Championed Gershwin's Music
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Jack Daniel
  • Ran Away from Home
  • Learned Whiskey-Making from Ex-Slave
  • Company Registered in 1875
  • Chose Famous Square Bottle
  • Deeded Company to Nephews
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Bobby Darin
  • Dreamed of Broadway Career
  • Warned Away from Francis
  • Struggled with Fame
  • Emotionally Gutted by Events of 1968
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Danielle Darrieux
  • Debuted at 14
  • Moved to Hollywood
  • Criticized for Contacts with Nazis
  • Emerged as Art-House Favorite
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Al Davis
  • Began Coaching Career
  • Became Part-Owner of the Raiders
  • Gained Control of the Team
  • Moved Team to Los Angeles
  • Experienced Less Success
  • Focused on Football Until Death
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Emily Davison
  • Joined WSPU
  • Force-Fed in Prison
  • Seemed Willing to Become Martyr
  • Captured by News Cameras
  • Periodicals
  • Lisa Della Casa
  • Began Career in Switzerland
  • Famed for Interpretations
  • Retired Early
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Cathérine Deneuve
  • Married Fashion Photographer
  • Caused Sensation as Séverine
  • Lost Sister in Tragic Accident
  • Paired with David Bowie
  • Won Two Césars
  • Periodicals
  • George Devol Jr.
  • Developed Practical Products
  • Brought Robot to Life
  • Found Market Entry Slow
  • Changed The Course of History
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Hazel Dickens
  • Left School After Seventh Grade
  • Formed Strange Creek Singers
  • Influenced Judds
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Carl Djerassi
  • Hired at CIBA
  • Used Obscure Mexican Tuber
  • Dubbed “Father” of “The Pill”
  • Dreamed of Lab-Based Procreation
  • Became Writer and Art Collector
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Basil D'Oliveira
  • Joined South African Cricket Club
  • Relocated to England to Play
  • Stirred Race Storm
  • Left a Legacy
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • E
  • Bernie Ecclestone
  • Grew Up in Poverty
  • Founded Race Car Makers' Group
  • Sold Home for Record Price
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Marek Edelman
  • Joined the Bund
  • Ghetto Officially Sealed
  • Witnessed Misery of Death Transports
  • Tour Guide for Shocked Visitor
  • Discovered Tragic Miła Site
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Richard Lovell Edgeworth
  • Eloped to Gretna Green
  • Earned Medals and a Patent
  • Devised Cross-Ireland Defense Network
  • Inspired Other Inventors
  • Books
  • Paul Éluard
  • Spent Early Life in Poverty
  • Met Surrealist Writers
  • Participated in French Resistance
  • Books
  • Online
  • F
  • Horst Faas
  • Sent to Cover African Wars
  • Nearly Lost Legs, and Life
  • Ran Controversial Images
  • Shot Iconic Munich Olympics Image
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Marino Faliero
  • Descended from Prominent Family
  • Passed Through Molo Pillars
  • Blamed on Scurrilous Graffiti
  • Level of Involvement Remains Mystery
  • Inspired Various Artistic Works
  • Books
  • Lizhi Fang
  • Built Radio from Scratch
  • Held in Cow Shed
  • Took Refuge at Embassy
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Leo Fender
  • Born in Barn
  • Adopted Solid-Body Design
  • Instruments Adopted by Rock Guitarists
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Enzo Ferrari
  • Rose to Fame as a Racer
  • Lost First-Born Son
  • Delivered Excellent Race Results
  • Brokered Deal with Fiat
  • Periodicals
  • Pretty Boy Floyd
  • Quit School at 12
  • Payroll Heist Made Headlines
  • Joined Larceny Gang
  • Dubbed “Sagebrush Robin Hood”
  • Tied to Kansas City Massacre
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Joan Fontaine
  • Locked in Sibling Rivalry
  • Started Acting as Teen
  • Joined R.K.O. as Screen Actress
  • Earned Academy Award
  • Married Film Producer
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Jimmie Foxx
  • Excelled at Many Sports
  • Recruited by “Home Run” Baker
  • Integral to Philadelphia's Success
  • Maintained Consistent Production
  • Won Triple Crown
  • Sold to The Red Sox
  • Returned Home to Philadelphia
  • Managed in the Minor Leagues
  • Managed a Female Professional Baseball Team
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Martine Franck
  • Traveled Through Asia
  • Married Cartier-Bresson
  • Work Lauded by Curators, Collectors
  • Returned to Asia in 1990s
  • “A Tough Profession for Women”
  • Periodicals
  • Itamar Franco
  • Participated in Student and Local Politics
  • Became Vice President, Then President
  • Implemented Real Plan
  • Left Positive Legacy
  • Served as State Governor
  • Periodicals
  • Ford Frick
  • Entered Newspaper Business
  • Covered New York Sports Teams
  • Elected National League President
  • Served as Baseball Commissioner
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • G
  • William M. Gaines
  • Served in Army
  • Changed Format to Retain Writer
  • Refused to Run Advertising
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Carleton Gajdusek
  • Collected Insects on Family Outings
  • Heard About Rare Disease
  • Adopted Children from South Pacific
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Harold Garfinkel
  • Inspired by Graduate Student Instructors
  • Based Ideas on Jury Deliberations
  • Wrote in Difficult, Abstract Style
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Edmund Berry Godfrey
  • Entered Oxford
  • Became Influential Merchant
  • Did Not Flee Great Plague
  • Drawn into “Popish” Conspiracies
  • Funeral Became Protest March
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Beate Gordon
  • Entered College at 16
  • Fretted Over Parents for Years
  • Became Trusted Translator
  • “Miss Sirota's Heart Is Set”
  • Promoted Asian Arts
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Danny Greene
  • Rose to Dockworkers' Union Boss
  • Formed the Celtic Club
  • Took Out Birns
  • Cleveland Dubbed “Bomb City”
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Richard Grenville
  • Killed Another in Gang Fight
  • Fought in Ireland
  • Involved in Scheme for Virginia Colony
  • Return to Roanoke Delayed
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • H
  • Marvin Hamlisch
  • Father Fled Nazism
  • Wrote Streisand Hit
  • Based Musical on Own Relationship
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Lang Hancock
  • Discovered Blue Asbestos
  • Sat on Claim for Years
  • Profiled in Television Documentaries
  • Chastised for Television Interview
  • Opened Deep Vein of Resentment
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Elliot Handler
  • Co-Founded Mattel
  • Launched Successful Toys
  • Retired Amid Scandal
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Ray Harryhausen
  • Encouraged By Parents
  • Inspired by Two Films
  • Engaged in Early Experiments
  • Encouraged by Willis O'Brien
  • Moved into the Professional Ranks
  • Worked with O'Brien
  • Moved into Feature Films
  • Developed Dynamation
  • Began Collaboration with Charles H. Schneer
  • Moved into Color Production
  • Animated his Masterpiece
  • Revitalized Career
  • Reluctantly Retired
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Elizabeth Lee Hazen
  • Worked in Army Labs During World War II
  • Joined New York State Lab
  • Focused on Antifungal Research
  • Discovered Nystatin
  • Funneled Profits to Support Science
  • Inducted into Inventors Hall of Fame
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Levon Helm
  • Inspired by Bill Monroe
  • Recommended to Dylan by Secretary
  • Avoided Hall of Fame Induction
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Henrietta Maria Queen, Consort Of Charles I, King Of England
  • Married King of England
  • Mettle Battle-Tested
  • Fled to France
  • Returned for Restoration
  • Books
  • Bert Hinkler
  • Built Glider
  • Made First Notable European Treks
  • Catapulted to Fame
  • Flew Through Atlantic Storm
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Eric J. Hobsbawm
  • Name Altered by Clerical Error
  • Taught at Small College
  • Retained Communist Affiliation
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Bohumil Hrabal
  • Influenced by Uncle
  • Became a Full-time Writer
  • Gained Fame with “Trains”
  • Works Banned During Soviet Occupation
  • Fell to his Death
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • James Hunt
  • Started on Club Circuit
  • Debuted in Monte Carlo
  • The F1 Rebel
  • Raced Against Determined Lauda
  • Made Exit at Monaco, Too
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Constantijn Huygens
  • Born into Political Elite
  • Accumulated Large Library
  • Designed Formal Garden
  • Books
  • Online
  • Chrissie Hynde
  • Became Vegetarian
  • Single Produced by Lowe
  • Raised Two Children
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Pope Innocent VIII
  • Fathered Illegitimate Children
  • Chosen as Pope
  • Created, Sold Church Offices
  • Books
  • Online
  • Issa
  • Grew Up on Farm
  • Wandered Across Japan
  • Children Died Young
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • I
  • Toyo Ito
  • Worked in Family Miso Factory
  • Designed Home Associated with Mourning
  • Received Opera House Commission
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • J
  • Joe Jackson
  • Nickname Came from Television Puppet
  • Exposed to Salsa in New York
  • Signed with Classical Label
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Wanda Jackson
  • Performed with Father
  • Sang Rockabilly at Presley's Urging
  • Recorded Gospel Music
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Nucky Johnson
  • Became Political Boss of Atlantic City
  • Dominated a “Boardwalk Empire”
  • Convicted of Tax Evasion
  • Inspired Fictional Character
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • K
  • Franklin Kameny
  • Arrested on Spurious Morals Charge
  • Took It to Supreme Court
  • Protested at White House
  • Led Action Against APA
  • “All of Us … Are Indebted”
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Stan Kenton
  • Family Moved to California
  • Signed to Capitol
  • Formed 39-Piece Group
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Abdur Rahman Khan
  • Involved in Succession Dispute
  • Returned from Exile
  • Succeeded by his Son
  • Books
  • Online
  • Noor Inayat Khan
  • Studied at the Sorbonne
  • Joined Women's RAF Auxiliary
  • Landed in Loire Valley
  • Hunted by Gestapo
  • Anticipated Release, Not Execution
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Larry King
  • Family Struggled After Father's Death
  • Suffered from Gambling Addiction
  • Hosted Perot Annoucement
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Néstor Kirchner
  • Met Wife at Law School
  • Moved Provincial Funds out of Country
  • Removed Military Officers' Immunity
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Sergei Kirov
  • Active in Russian Underground
  • Named Astrakhan Party Chief
  • Elected to Politburo
  • Shot by Lone Assassin
  • Prompted Infamous Show Trials
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Klemens Von Klemperer
  • Descended from Prominent Families
  • Fled Nazi Germany
  • Studied the Widerstand
  • Rebuked President for Bitburg Visit
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Alice Kober
  • Won College Scholarship Prize
  • Learned Multiple Ancient Languages
  • Discovered Inflections in Linear B Language
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Rem Koolhaas
  • Enthralled by Indonesian Adventure
  • Studied in London
  • Founded OMA
  • Returned to Asia
  • Designed Tilted CCTV Towers
  • Periodicals
  • Janusz Korczak
  • Studied to be a Physician
  • Established an Orphanage
  • Wrote During World War I
  • Increased Literary Output
  • Affected by Anti-Semitism
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Karl Kraus
  • Dropped Out of Law School
  • Satirized Own Café Milieu
  • Drew Capacity Crowds to Readings
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • BéLa Kun
  • Taken Prisoner by Russians
  • Agitated for Hungarian Revolution
  • Joined with Social Democrats
  • Focused Meager Resources on Romania
  • Denounced Others
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • L
  • Jean de Labadie
  • Raised in Atmosphere of Dissent
  • Experienced Religious Visions
  • Abjuration Caused Sensation
  • Founded Own Church
  • Influenced William Penn in Germany
  • Books
  • John Kinder Labatt
  • Great-Grandfather Aided Stuart Restoration
  • Left Laoighis for London
  • Sailed for Canada
  • Owned 400 Acres of Farmland
  • Established Line of Succession
  • Grandson Kidnapped in 1934
  • Books
  • Guy Lafleur
  • Became Passionate about Hockey
  • Became Outstanding Junior Hockey Player
  • Drafted by the Montreal Canadiens
  • Had Serious Car Accident
  • Returned After First Retirement
  • Retired for a Second and Final Time
  • Arrested and Convicted
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Ferruccio Lamborghini
  • Served in Italian Air Force
  • Dissatisfied with Ferrari Car
  • Marketed Model with Lifted Doors
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Mauricio Lasansky
  • Father Worked for U.S. Mint
  • Examined Museum's Entire Print Collection
  • Drew Holocaust Scenes
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Niki Lauda
  • Defied Family to Race
  • Began Competing in Formula One
  • Nearly Died at German Grand Prix
  • Won Two More Formula One Championships
  • Faced Airline Disaster
  • Forced Out of Airline
  • Served as Subject of Film
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Paul Lauterbur
  • Inspired by Aunt
  • Did Research While in Military
  • Made Image of Clam's Interior
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Louis Le Brocquy
  • Planned to Work at Family Refinery
  • Won Prize at Venice Biennale
  • Inspired by Polynesian Heads
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Brian Lenihan Jr.
  • Became a Lawyer
  • Faced Potential Financial Collapse
  • Made Two Controversial Economic Decisions
  • Diagnosed with Cancer
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Zivia Lubetkin
  • Delegate to World Zionist Conference
  • Went Underground in Warsaw
  • Jolted into Action
  • Recruited Couriers, Instilled Discipline
  • Discovered Tragic Death Scene
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Ludwig I King of Bavaria
  • Named After Doomed French King
  • Marriage Celebrated at Oktoberfest
  • Envisioned Munich as Resplendent Showcase
  • Enjoyed Years of Popular Approval
  • Forced to Abdicate
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • M
  • Donald Maclean
  • Studied Languages at Cambridge
  • Joined Foreign Office
  • Sent to Washington
  • Eluded Interrogation by Defection
  • Part of Cold War Lore
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Sir Peter Mansfield
  • Worked as Printer's Assistant
  • Tested MRI on Himself
  • Won Nobel Prize
  • Online
  • Juan Marichal
  • Used Homemade Bats, Balls, and Gloves
  • Injured in World Series
  • Suffered Drug Reaction
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Marie de Médicis Queen of France
  • Enjoyed Strong Education
  • Became Regent After Husband's Assassination
  • Exiled to Small Town
  • Books
  • Online
  • Ante Marković
  • Fought Against Nazis
  • Gained Reformist Reputation
  • Formed Political Party
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • John McCarthy
  • Father Patented Orange Squeezer
  • Developed Programming Language
  • Realized AI Problems
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Larry McMurtry
  • Reinterpreted “Herdsmen Tradition”
  • Received Critical Acclaim
  • Left Texas and Teaching
  • Battled Health Issues
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Graham McNamee
  • Moved to New York City
  • Became Baseball-Broadcast Legend
  • Wrote Memoir at 38
  • Witnessed Both Dempsey-Tunney Bouts
  • Became Highest Paid Announcer
  • Downed by Go-Kart
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Jiří Menzel
  • Rejected by Theater School
  • Remained in Czechoslovakia
  • Won Golden Bear Award
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Freddie Mercury
  • Born into Zoroastrian Family
  • Co-founded Queen
  • Created Grandiose Live Shows
  • Duetted with Opera Star
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • John Molson
  • Emigrated to Canada
  • Imported Advanced Brewing Technology
  • Entered Quebec Politics
  • Left Strong Canadian Brand Identity
  • Books
  • N
  • Alla Nazimova
  • Joined Moscow Art Theater
  • Given Warm Welcome in America
  • Transitioned into Film
  • Hosted Fabled Parties
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • LeRoy Neiman
  • Grew Up in St. Paul
  • Met Hugh Hefner
  • Endowed Print Studies Center
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Solomon Northup
  • Worked as Raftsman
  • Awoke in Chains
  • Entrusted Letter to Carpenter
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Other
  • Ögedei Khan
  • Specified as Genghis's Successor
  • Renewed Conflict with Persians
  • Built Palace and Capital City
  • Books
  • Willie O'Ree
  • Descended from Underground Railroad Refugees
  • Repelled by Southern Racism
  • Traded to Montreal
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • O
  • Nagisa Oshima
  • Reportedly Descended from Samurai
  • Formed Own Studio
  • Won Award at Cannes Festival
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Online
  • Wilhelm Ostwald
  • Russian Born and Educated
  • University of Leipzig and Catalysis
  • Explored Alternate Theories
  • Won the 1909 Nobel Prize for Chemistry
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  • Took Comic Roles in School Plays
  • Created Legendary Comedy-Sketch Program
  • Appeared in Brazil
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  • Eloped with Brother's Sister-in-Law
  • Became Attorney General
  • Led Parson's-Type Life
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  • Flunked Out of College
  • Convicted of Check Forgery
  • Devised Arbitrage Scheme
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  • Studied Piano at the Paris Conservatoire
  • Launched Career in Magazines
  • Became Artistic Director of Prisunic
  • Founded Écart International
  • Offered Unique Design for Morgans
  • Established Own Company
  • Continued Designing Late in Life
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  • Won Consecutive Talent Contests
  • Formed Own Label
  • Wrote Song on Houseboat
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  • Inspired by Early Rock and Roll
  • Influenced by a Famous Poet
  • Founded the Velvet Underground
  • Found No Commercial Appeal
  • Left Velvet Underground
  • Found Commercial Success
  • Married Twice
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  • Farmed Acreage on Family Land
  • Coined Phrase That Became Proverb
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  • Trained by Female Coaches
  • Served in Navy
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  • Raised by Grandmother
  • Developed Innovative Tap Style
  • Appeared in Films
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  • Joined Civilian Pilot Program
  • Worked as Police Officer
  • Fought to Retain Spock as Character
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  • Thrown Out of Catholic School
  • Befriended by Baudelaire
  • Depicted Semi-Nude Figures
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  • Gambled from Early Age
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  • Toured at a Young Age
  • Suffered from Stage Fright
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  • Attended Medical School in Europe
  • Developed CPR Technique
  • Created Multidisciplinary Critical Care Training
  • Founded Professional Groups
  • Continued Research
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  • Family Fled Southern Italy
  • Argued for Value of Classical Texts
  • Rallied Florentine Populace
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  • Impressed by Film as Toddler
  • Popularized Auteur Theory
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  • Demonstrated Athletic Skills in Childhood
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  • Joined Detroit Red Wings
  • Traded to Boston
  • Played Final Seasons as a Backup
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  • Elsa Schiaparelli
  • Dreamed of Bohemian Life
  • Encouraged by Paul Poiret
  • Built Multifaceted Brand
  • Dressed Duchess of Windsor
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  • Kart Solved Coordination Problems
  • Overtook Monaco Field in Heavy Rain
  • Motivated by Religious Belief
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  • Jagjit Singh
  • Name Changed on Guru's Advice
  • Lived in Cheap Hostel
  • Shaken by Son's Death
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  • Published Story in Children's Magazine
  • Included Poem in Film
  • Wrote Scripts Rapidly
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  • Robert Siodmak
  • Began Film Career in Germany
  • Fled to France
  • Moved to Hollywood
  • Mastered Film Noir Style
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  • Education Concluded at Eton
  • Enlivened London's Cultural Scene
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  • Gained Election to Congress
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  • Mamie Smith
  • Left Home to Perform with Dance Act
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  • Began Career in New York
  • Recorded Popular Singles
  • Endured Difficult Marriage
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  • Jim Stewart
  • Earned Business Degree
  • Changed Label Name to Stax
  • Sold Share in Company
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  • Came from Humble Origins
  • Signed Contract in Houston
  • Moved to California
  • Performed Through Failing Health
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  • István Tisza
  • Mastered Complex Card Game as Child
  • Elected to Parliament
  • Second Term as Prime Minister
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  • Parents Endured Epic Divorce
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  • Wrote Russian Sci-Fi Fable
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  • Fled France over Pyrénées
  • Appealed to Winston Churchill
  • Penned Scandalous, Bestselling Book
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  • Launched Career in Texas
  • Became Influential Bluesman
  • Struggled with Substance Abuse
  • Died in Helicopter Crash
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  • Shlomo Venezia
  • Grew Up Poor
  • Deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Assigned to Crematorium
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  • Michael Ventris
  • Had Early Interest in Antiquities and Languages
  • Worked as an Architect
  • Worked on Deciphering Linear B
  • Announced His Conclusions
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  • Pier Paolo Vergerio
  • Earned Law Degree
  • Enjoyed Diplomatic Intrigues
  • Began to Criticize the Church
  • Resented Patronage System
  • Fled Italy Forever
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  • Decided to Become a Priest
  • Wrote Dissertation on the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Published English Translation of the Scrolls
  • Became Professor at Oxford
  • Continued to Publish Challenging Works
  • Honored for Life's Work
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  • Edward Vernon
  • Joined the Royal Navy
  • Promoted to Captain
  • Elected to Parliament
  • Became Vice Admiral
  • Ordered Grog Rations
  • Struggled in Jamaica
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  • Edgar Wallace
  • Entered Workforce Early
  • Launched Writing Career in Africa
  • Returned to London
  • Turned to Fiction
  • Wrote Books, Plays, Movie Scripts
  • Known for Quantity Over Quality
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  • Mike Wallace
  • Gained Broadcasting Experience on Campus
  • Shaken by Son's Death
  • Program Provoked Lawsuit
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  • John Wheelwright
  • Attended Cambridge University
  • Pastored Small-Town Church
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  • Lenny Wilkens
  • Found Release in Basketball
  • Played in the NBA
  • Became Player/Coach
  • Returned to Seattle as Coach
  • Helped Coach the Dream Team
  • Posted 1,000th Career Victory
  • Coached in Toronto, New York
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  • Amy Winehouse
  • Early Career as Jazz Singer
  • Back to Black Garnered Worldwide Acclaim
  • Personal Problems Steal the Limelight
  • Substance Abuse Led to Early Death
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  • Created Famous Characters
  • Made Questionable Broadcasts
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  • Ed Wood Jr.
  • Served in Marines in World War II
  • Film Endorsed Tolerance of Transsexuals
  • Made Pornographic Films
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  • John Wooden
  • Won High School Basketball Championships
  • Hired as College Basketball Coach
  • Built Bruins Dynasty
  • Remained Active in Retirement
  • Inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame Twice
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  • Nikolai Yezhov
  • Joined Bolsheviks as Factory Worker
  • Appointed to Internal-Affairs Investigation
  • Oversaw Mass Executions
  • Vanished into Penal System
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  • Buson Yosa
  • Studied under Hajin
  • Became Buson
  • Became Established Artist and Writer
  • Matured as a Painter and Poet
  • Recognized as Haiku Master
  • Expanded His Art Forms
  • Remained Important After Death
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  • Studied Medicine
  • Allowed Eritrean Secession
  • Clamped Down on Election Opposition
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