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Biography of Adolf Hitler / Биография Адольфа Гитлера

Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau, Austria. His mother seems to have been a kind woman. His strict father was an Austrian government worker. Hitler was almost constantly fighting with his father. Against his father’s wishes, he went to Vienna as a young man to study art. He was refused entrance…

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Biography of Otto von Bismarck / Биография Отто фон Бисмарка

Bismarck came from a Prussian noble family and always felt more at home in his country estates than in the salons and restaurants of Berlin which politicians usually frequented.. He retired as often as possible to his estate Friedrichsruh east of Hamburg. (It is now open to the public and…

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Biography of Susan M. Cameron / Биография Сьюзан М. Кэмерон

Susan M. Cameron became president and chief executive of Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) on May 1, 2014. Cameron is also a director on the RAI board. Cameron previously served as the president and CEO of RAI, and as a member of the board, from 2004 through her retirement in February…

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Biography of Prophet Muhammad / Биография пророка Мухаммеда

This article looks at the different approaches that medieval and modern, Muslim and Western scholars have adopted when attempting to write on the life of Muhammad. It considers the sources for his life and the different methodologies that have been devised for assessing their authenticity. It examines the degree to…

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Biography of Eric H. Liddell / Биография Эрика Х. Лидделла

Most of us only think about Eric Liddell as ‘the man who wouldn’t run on Sunday’, about whom the Oscar winning movie ‘Chariots of Fire’ was made, and who owes much of his fame more to a race he didn’t run than any he did. He was born on 16…

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Biography of Philip Lane / Биография Филиппа Лейн

Philip R. Lane is Whately Professor of Political Economy at Trinity College Dublin. He is Chair of the Advisory Scientific Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board; he is an ex-officio member of the General Board and steering committee of the ESRB. He is also Director of the International Macroeconomics…

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Biography of Marcus Adams / Биография Марка Адамса

Marcus Adams devoted 50 years to the photography of children and became internationally acclaimed for his portraits. He was born in 1875, the son of Walton Adams (1842-1934), a photographer associated with early developments in photography and whose sitters had included Queen Victoria. He attended York House School in Reading…

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Biography of Sergio Troncoso / Биография Серхио Тронкосо

Sergio Troncoso is a writer of essays, short stories, and novels. Among the numerous awards he has won are the Premio Aztlan Literary Prize, Southwest Book Award, Bronze Award for Essays from ForeWord Reviews, International Latino Book Award, and Bronze Award for Multicultural Fiction from ForeWord Reviews. Troncoso is a…

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Biography of Saint Bruno / Биография Сайнт Бруно

Bruno was born in Cologne around 1030. He was still a youth when he was sent to Rheims, in France, to study at one of the most reputed universities in Europe. After completion of his studies, he started teaching at that university. In 1056, Archbishop Gervais chose him to be…

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Biography of J. N. Reddy / Биография Д. Н. Редди

Professor Reddy is the holder of the Oscar S. Wyatt Endowed Chair in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University. He is the author of numerous journal papers and text books on theoretical formulations and finite-element analysis of problems in solid and structural mechanics (plates and shells). The shear deformation plate…

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Biography of George Washington / Биография Джорджа Вашингтона

George Washington was born in Virginia in 1732. His father, Augustine Washington, had two older sons from his first marriage. George was the oldest of five children born to Augustine and Mary Ball, his second wife. Augustine Washington died when George was 11 years old. The family land was divided….

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Biography of Thomas Paine / Биография Томаса Пейна

Thomas Paine was born in England in 1737. His father, a Quaker, was a corset-maker and small farmer. His mother was the daughter of an attorney and attended the Anglican Church. As a boy, Tom attended school until he was 13. When he left school he became an apprentice to…

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Biography of Thomas Jefferson / Биография Томаса Джефферсона

Thomas Jefferson was born in Virginia in 1743. His father, Peter Jefferson, was a wealthy landowner. His mother, Jane Randolph, was a member of one of Virginia’s wealthy families. His father hired private tutors to teach his son. As a young man he studied law at the College of William…

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Biography of Benjamin Franklin / Биография Бенджамина Франклина

Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston in 1706, the tenth son of a soap and candle maker. Although he attended school for a while, he was selftaught. As a boy he was an apprentice to his father and later went to work for his halfbother who had a print shop…

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Biography of John Adams / Биография Джона Адамса

John Adams was born in Braintree, Massachusetts, in 1735. His ancestors were among the Puritans who founded the Massachusetts Bay Colony a hundred years earlier. His father was a farmer. John’s father taught his son to read before he went to school. John was ahead of others in his class…

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Biography of Abigail Adams / Биография Эбигейл Адамс

Abigail Smith Adams was born in Massachusetts in 1744. She was the second of four children. Her father was a Congregational minister. Her mother was a member of the prominent Quincy family. The Smiths and Quincys were wellknown families in the Massachusetts colony. Important people often came to their home….

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Biography of Winston Churchill / Биография Уинстона Черчилля

Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill’s ancestors were both Brit- ish and American. Winston’s father was the British Lord Randolph Churchill, the youngest son of John, the 7th Duke of Marlborough. Lord Randolph’s ancestor John Churchill made history by winning many successful military campaigns in Europe for Queen Anne almost 200 years…

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Biography of Oscar Romero / Биография Оскара Ромеро

Early life Oscar Romero was born into a large family on August 15, 1917 in El Salvador. Although they had more money than many of their neighbours, Oscar’s family had neither electricity nor running water in their small home, and the children slept on the floor. Oscar’s parents could not afford to send…

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Biography of Akua Naru / Биография Акуа Нару

Having begun writing and performing rhymes as a young girl, the New Haven, CT (USA) born Akua Naru, began crafting in her early years what would later reveal to be a great talent for profound lyricism and extraordinary musical performances. Known as a traveler, as chronicled throughout her Jan. 2011…

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Biography of Daby Touré / Биография Акуа Нару

There are certain people in life who have such a unique energy that it demands to be shared. Whether he appears solo or with his full band, Daby Touré never fails to astound audiences with his ethereal voice, masterful guitar work and catchy original songs. He illuminates the darkest of…

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