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Harry Patch (1898 - 2009)

Henry John "Harry" Patch (17 June 1898 – 25 July 2009), dubbed in his latter years "The Last Fighting Tommy", was a British supercentenarian, briefly the oldest man in Europe and the last surviv...

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Reverend Daniel Waldo (1762 - 1864)

Served in the American Revolution and was a POW. Graduate of Yale University Class of 1788 1856-1864 Chaplain of US House of Represenatives In 1864 was one of 6 surving soldiers of the American rev...

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Sir Nicholas George Winton, MBE MP (1909 - 2015)

60 Minutes: Sir Nicholas Winton "Saving the Children" 1940 Czech Kindertransport , List of Children Heroes of the Holocaust ,  By Lyn Smith

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John Wesley Leap, Sr. (Lieb) (1735 - 1845)

He was one of 16 children, was trained for the Catholic Priesthood and spoke 7 languages. He came to America at the age of 24. He landed in Baltimore, MD in 1757. He enlisted as a Private in the 4th Re...

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Nell Donnelly Reed (1889 - 1991)

Nell Donnelly Reed (March 6, 1889 – September 8, 1991) was an American fashion designer and businesswoman, famous for her house dresses, who founded the Nelly Don brand.

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Margaret Ann Neve (1792 - 1903)

[ ] Margaret Ann Neve, née Harvey (18 May 1792 – 4 April 1903) of St. Peter Port, Guernsey, English Channel was the first recorded female supercentenarian. Biography As a child, Nev...

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Ch'ung-ho Chang Frankel 張充和 (1914 - 2015)

Chung-ho Chang Frankel was still alive at her 100th birthday celebration in Connecticut Emma and Ian are adopted. Frankel, Chung-ho Chang From a prominent family, Mrs. Frankel is the “litt...

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Hamilton S. Fish, III, US Congress (1888 - 1991)

Hamilton Fish III (born Hamilton Stuyvesant Fish and also known as Hamilton Fish, Jr.; December 7, 1888 – January 18, 1991) was a soldier and politician from New York State. Born into a family...

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Claude Lévi-Strauss MP (1908 - 2009)

Claude Levi Strauss - Wikipedia French Anthropologue et ethnologue Français Claude Lévi-Strauss (28 November 1908 – 30 October 2009) was a French anthropologist and ethnologi...

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George A. Parks, 5th Territorial Governor of Alaska MP (1883 - 1984)

From The Galveston Daily News (TX) and Orange County Register (CA), Sunday May 13, 1984: Former Alaskan leader dies at 100 Juneau, Alaska (AP) - George Parks, a former Alaska territorial governor, ...

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Meyer Howard Abrams MP (1912 - 2015)

Meyer (Mike) Howard Abrams (July 23, 1912 – April 21, 2015), usually cited as M. H. Abrams, was an American literary critic, known for works on Romanticism, in particular his book The Mirror a...

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T. H. Tsien (1910 - 2015)

Professor at University of Chicago and Curator of its East Asian library for more than half a century, T. H. Tsien was a world-renowned scholar in Chinese bibliography and paleography.

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Franz Leopold Alt (1910 - 2011)

Franz Leopold Alt (November 30, 1910 – July 21, 2011) was an Austrian-born American mathematician who made major contributions to computer science in its early days. He was best known as one of ...

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Robert Simpson (1912 - 2014)

) Robert Homer Simpson (November 19, 1912 – December 18, 2014) was an American meteorologist, hurricane specialist, first director of the National Hurricane Research Project (NHRP) from 1955&#...

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Jeanne Calment MP (1875 - 1997)

Jeanne Calment est une femme française, née Jeanne Louise Calment le 21 février 1875 à Arles (Bouches-du-Rhône) et morte le 4 août 1997 dans la même vil...

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Chi-Chen Wang (1899 - 2001)

professor of Chinese literature at Columbia University, known for an early acclaimed translation of the Dream of the Red Chamber as well as modern works of fiction by Lu Xun.

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Anne Perkins Perkins Swann (1895 - 2005)

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Run Run SHAW, 邵逸夫 (1907 - 2014)

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Grandma Moses MP (1860 - 1961)

Anna Mary (Robertson) Moses: September 7, 1860-December 13, 1961 Parents: Russell Robertson 1820-1901 and Margaret Shanahan 1840-c.1880 Husband: Thomas Moses 1862-1927 Children: Ten children, 5 l...

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Carla Laemmle MP (1909 - 2014)

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Alice Herz-Sommer MP (1903 - 2014)

wikipedia - twin sister of Marianne .. Herz-Sommer swam daily until the age of 97. At 104, Herz-Sommer published a bestselling book "A Garden of Eden in Hell" (on Amazon ) recalling the events of the...

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Eiji Toyoda (1913 - 2013)

He is a prominent Japanese industrialist, who was largely responsible for bringing Toyota Motor Corporation to profitability and worldwide prominence during his tenure as president and later chairman. ...

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Richard Platero, Navajo Code Talker (1902 - 2004)

Richard Platero was born in New Mexico on May 5, 1902. As he grew up he became fluent in both English and his native Navajo language, so when in the 1940's the call came for Navajo Code Talkers, Rich...

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Chang Chün (1889 - 1990)

Chang Ch'ün, prominent member of the Kuomintang, was a close friend of Chiang Kai-shek and of Huang Fu. As minister of foreign affairs in 1935-37, he played an important role in China's relation...

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Andrew Yu-Yue Tsu (1885 - 1986)

Y. Y. Tsu, Chinese Episcopal bishop known for his work during the Sino-Japanese war as executive representative of the House of Bishops of the Chinese Episcopal Church. He later directed the Church's c...

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Strom Thurmond, Governor, U.S. Senator (1902 - 2003)

James Strom Thurmond (December 5, 1902 – June 26, 2003) was an American politician who served as a United States Senator. He also ran for the Presidency of the United States in 1948 as the seg...

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Jacqueline Piatigorsky MP (1911 - 2012)

"Jacqueline Rebecca Louise de Rothschild (November 6, 1911 – July 15, 2012) was a French-American chess and tennis champion, author, sculptor, arts patron, philanthropist, and chess organizer an...

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Rita Levi-Montalcini , Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1986 MP (1909 - 2012)

History of Neuroscience: Rita Levi-Montalcini Rita Levi-Montalcini ; (22 April 1909 - 30 December 2012), Knight Grand Cross, is an Italian neurologist who, together with colleague Stanley Cohen, rece...

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Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester MP (1901 - 2004)

"Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester CI GCStJ GCB GBE GCVO (née Alice Christabel Montagu Douglas Scott; 25 December 1901 – 29 October 2004) was a member of the British Royal Family, the...

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Moses Haim Montefiore MP (1784 - 1885)

Sir Moses Haim Montefiore, 1st Baronet, Kt (24 October 1784 - 28 July 1885) was one of the most famous British Jews of the 19th century. Montefiore's 100th birthday was celebrated as a national event i...

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François Agénor Alexandre Hélie de Noailles, 9th duc de Noailles MP (1905 - 2009)

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Henri Paul Cartan (1904 - 2008)

Henri Paul Cartan Born: 8 July 1904 in Nancy, France Died: 13 Aug 2008 in Paris, France Parents: son of mathematician Élie Cartan and Marie-Louise Bianconi Married: on 14 September 193...

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Ève Curie-Labouisse (1904 - 2007)

Eve Curie Labouisse, Mother’s Biographer, Dies at 102 Twitter Linkedin Sign In to E-Mail or Save This Print Reprints Share By MARGALIT FOX Published: October 25, 2007 Eve Curie Laboui...

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Jacques Martin Barzun (1907 - 2012)

Jacques Martin Barzun (born November 30, 1907) is a French-born American historian of ideas and culture. He has written on a wide range of topics, but is perhaps best known as a philosopher of educat...

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楊絳(四) Yang Jiang MP

Wife of the renowned literary critic, writer, and polyglot Qian Zhongshu (Ch'ien Chung-shu), Yang Jiang is a noted writer on her own right.

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Youguang Zhou MP

Zhou Youguang is the art-name of Zhou Yaoping, who is a Chinese linguist, often credited as the "father of (Hanyu) Pinyin", the official romanization for Mandarin in the People's Republic of China.

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張學良 Chang Hsüeh-liang (1901 - 2001)

Chang Hsüeh-liang (張學良 字漢卿), known as the Young Marshall (少帥), was the son of Chang Tso-ling, from who he inherited control of Manchuria i...

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Mayling Soong 宋美齡, Madame Chiang Kai-shek (1898 - 2003)

Soong May-ling or Soong Mei-ling, also known as Madame Chiang Kai-shek or Madame Chiang, was a First Lady of the Republic of China (ROC), the wife of Generalissimo and President Chiang Kai-shek. She wa...

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Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother MP (1900 - 2002)

=The location of her birth remains uncertain, but reputedly she was born either in her parents' Westminster home at Belgrave Mansions, Grosvenor Gardens, or in a horse-drawn ambulance on the way to a h...

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Dorothea Tanning MP (1910 - 2012)

Dorothea Margaret Tanning (August 25, 1910 – January 31, 2012) was an American painter, printmaker, sculptor and writer. She also designed sets and costumes for ballet and theatre. in her own ...

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George Burns MP (1896 - 1996)

His arched eyebrow and cigar smoke punctuation became familiar trademarks for over three quarters of a century. In his ninety years in show business, George Burns had time for three careers. His first ...

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Bob Hope MP (1903 - 2003)

A superstar of radio, film and television during the 1940s and 1950s, Bob Hope was also noted for his work with the US Armed Forces and his numerous USO shows entertaining American military personnel. ...

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