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Nicholas Vansittart, 1st and last Baron Bexley (1766 - 1851)

Nicholas Vansittart, 1st Baron Bexley PC, FRS, FSA (29 April 1766 – 8 February 1851) was an English politician, and one of the longest-serving Chancellors of the Exchequer in British history. ...

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Samuel Humphreys, naval architect (1778 - 1846)

Samuel Humphreys (23 November 1778 – 16 August 1846) was a noted American naval architect and shipbuilder in the early 19th century. He served the United States Navy as the Chief Constructor f...

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Anton, Graf von Arco auf Valley (1897 - 1945)

Anton Graf von Arco auf Valley (* 5. Februar 1897 in Sankt Martin im Innkreis; † 29. Juni 1945 in Salzburg) war ein deutscher Adliger. Er ermordete am 21. Februar 1919 den bayerischen Minister...

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Sir Hugh Cholmeley, 4th Baronet MP (1632 - 1688)

Sir Hugh Cholmeley , 4th Baronet (21 July 1632 – 9 January 1689) was an English politician and baronet. Born at Fyling Hall, near Whitby in Yorkshire, he was the second son of Sir Hugh Cholm...

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Henry Richard Fox, later Vassall-Fox, 3rd Baron Holland (1773 - 1840)

Henry Richard Vassall-Fox, 3rd Baron Holland PC (21 November 1773 – 22 October 1840) was an English politician and a major figure in Whig politics in the early 19th century. A grandson of Henr...

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Norman Selfe (1839 - 1911)

Norman Selfe (9 December 1839 - 15 October 1911) was an Australian engineer, naval architect, inventor, urban visionary and controversial advocate of technical education. Having immigrated with his f...

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Lord George Gordon (1751 - 1793)

Lord George Gordon (26 December 1751 – 12 November 1793) was a politician in the United Kingdom best known for lending his name to the so-called "Gordon Riots" of 1780. A colourful personali...

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Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton (1831 - 1891)

Edward Robert Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton, GCB, GCSI, GCIE, PC (8 November 1831 – 24 November 1891) was an English statesman and poet. He served as Viceroy of India between 1876 a...

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Matteo Rosso Orsini, signore di Vicovaro MP (1178 - 1246)

* genmarenostrum.com ; wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com... ; E1. Matteo Rosso “il Grande” (* 1178 + 13-10-1246), Nobile Romano, Signore di Vicovaro, Licenza, Bardella, Cantalupo, Roccagiovi...

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John Meredith Read (1797 - 1874)

John Meredith Read (July 21, 1797 – November 29, 1874) was an American lawyer, jurist, and politician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was one of the founders of the Republican Party and ...

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Walker Anderson, Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court (1801 - 1857)

Walker Anderson was a Florida lawyer and Democratic politician who served on the Florida Supreme Court from 1851 to 1853. He was born in Petersburg, Virginia, on July 18, 1801. He studied law at ...

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Doris Duke (1912 - 1993)

American heiress and philanthropist. Doris Duke (November 22, 1912 – October 28, 1993) was an American heiress, horticulturalist, art collector, and philanthropist. Daughter of an immens...

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Arthur Wellesley Peel, 1st Viscount Peel PC (1829 - 1912)

Arthur Wellesley Peel, 1st Viscount Peel PC (3 August 1829 – 24 October 1912), was a British Liberal politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1865 to 1895. He was Speaker of the House o...

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Vincent Massey PC CH CC CD FRSC(hon) (1887 - 1967)

Charles Vincent Massey PC CH CC CD FRSC(hon)[n 1] (February 20, 1887 – December 30, 1967) was a Canadian lawyer and diplomat who served as Governor General of Canada, the 18th since Canadian C...

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Mari Maseng MP

Mari Maseng (born March 15, 1954) is a Republican advisor who has worked for President Ronald Reagan and Senator Robert Dole. Career Maseng served President Reagan in the White House on three...

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George Lansbury (1859 - 1940)

Mr. George Lansbury, Labour M.P. for the Bow and Bromley Division of Poplar since 1922 and Leader of the Opposition from 1932 to 1935, who had been ill for some time in Manor House Hospital, died last ...

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Enid A. Haupt (1906 - 2005)

Enid A. Haupt (May 13, 1906 – October 25, 2005) was an American publisher and philanthropist whose gifts supported horticulture, the arts, architectural and historic preservation, and cancer r...

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Marguerite Alice "Missy" LeHand (1898 - 1944)

Marguerite Alice "Missy" LeHand (13 September 1898 - 31 July 1944) was private secretary to U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt for 21 years. Early life LeHand was born in Potsdam, New York ...

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Thomas Gardiner Corcoran (1900 - 1981)

Thomas Gardiner Corcoran (1900–1981) was one of several Irish American advisors in President Franklin D. Roosevelt's brain trust during the New Deal, and later, a close friend and advisor ...

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Nathanael Greene Herreshoff, Sr. (1848 - 1938)

Nathanael Greene Herreshoff I (March 18, 1848 – June 2, 1938), was an American naval architect-mechanical engineer. "Captain Nat," as he was known, revolutionized yacht design, and produced a ...

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Leonie Gilmour (1873 - 1933)

Léonie Gilmour (17 June 1873-31 December 1933) was an American educator, editor, and journalist. She was the lover and editor of the writer Yone Noguchi and the mother of sculptor Isamu Noguch...

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Timothy Leary (1920 - 1996)

He was an American writer, psychologist, futurist, and advocate of psychedelic drug research. An icon of 1960s counterculture, Leary is most famous as a proponent of the therapeutic, spiritual and emot...

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Pierre Boucher, Sieur de Grosbois et de Boucherville MP (1622 - 1717)

Pierre Boucher, along with his father Gaspard Boucher and relation Marin Boucher are the common ancestors of a large proportion of Bouchers, Bowchers, Butchers, and other similar families in Canada and...

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Issac Davis (c.1758 - 1810)

) Isaac Davis (c. 1758–1810) was a Welsh advisor to Kamehameha I and helped form the Kingdom of Hawaii. He arrived in Hawaii in 1790 as the sole survivor of the massacre of the crew of The Fai...

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John Young (1744 - 1835)

) John Young (c. 1742–1835) was a British subject who became an important military advisor to Kamehameha I during the formation of the Kingdom of Hawaii. He was left behind by Simon Metcalfe, ...

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Edward Charles Bowra (1841 - 1874)

Edward Charles MacIntosh Bowra (1841–1874) was a British citizen serving in the Chinese Maritime Customs working for the government of the Qing dynasty. He was among those treaty port resident...

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Lorado Zadoc Taft (1860 - 1936)

Lorado Zadoc Taft was an American sculptor, writer and educator. Taft was born in Elmwood, Illinois in 1860 and died in his home studio in Chicago in 1936. Selected Commissions General Ulysse...

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Edward M. House (1858 - 1938)

Edward Mandell House (July 26, 1858 – March 28, 1938) was an American diplomat, politician, and presidential advisor. Commonly known by the title of Colonel House, although he had no military ...

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Edwin Laurentine Drake MP (1819 - 1880)

Edwin Laurentine Drake (March 29, 1819 – November 9, 1880), also known as Colonel Drake, was an American oil driller, popularly credited with being the first to drill for oil in the United Sta...

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William Griffith Wilson ("Bill W.") [co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous] (1895 - 1971)

. William Griffith Wilson (November 26, 1895 – January 24, 1971), also known as Bill Wilson or Bill W., was the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), an international mutual aid fellowship ...

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Lois Wilson ("Lois W.") [co-founder of Al-Anon] (1891 - 1988)

. Lois Wilson (née Burnham) (4 March 1891 – 5 October 1988), also known as Lois W., was the co-founder of Al-Anon, a support group for the friends and family of alcoholics. She was the ...

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Chief Justice William Henry Drayton MP (1742 - 1779)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for SOUTH CAROLINA. DAR Ancestor #: A006842 Perhaps the most influential member of the Drayton family of all, in terms of the history of South Carolina and of t...

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Richard Weston, 1st Earl of Portland MP (1577 - 1635)

Richard Weston, 1st Earl of Portland, KG (1 March 1577 – 13 March 1634/1635), was Chancellor of the Exchequer and later Lord Treasurer of England under James I and Charles I, being one of the mo...

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Andrew Hamilton (c.1676 - 1741)

) Andrew Hamilton (c. 1676 – August 4, 1741) was a Scottish lawyer in the Thirteen Colonies, where he finally settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was best known for his legal victory on ...

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Major General Regis de Trobriand (1816 - 1897)

Philippe Régis Denis de Keredern de Trobriand (June 4, 1816 – July 15, 1897) was a French aristocrat, lawyer, poet, and novelist who emigrated at a young age to the United States. Durin...

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Hon. Daniel Dulany, The Younger (1722 - 1797)

Daniel Dulany the Younger (June 28, 1722 – March 17, 1797) was a Maryland Loyalist politician, Mayor of Annapolis, and an influential American lawyer in the period immediately before the Ameri...

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Sir John Popham, MP MP (c.1531 - 1607)

Sir John Popham (1531 – 10 June 1607) [1] was Speaker of the House of Commons from 1580 to 1583, Attorney General from 1 June 1581 to 1592 and Lord Chief Justice of England from 2 June 1592 to J...

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Dido Elizabeth Belle (c.1761 - 1804)

Dido Elizabeth Belle (1761-1804) was an illegitimate daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay and an enslaved African woman known as Belle. Very little is known about Belle except that she was black. Her...

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William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield MP (1705 - 1793)

William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, SL, PC (2 March 1705 – 20 March 1793) was a British barrister, politician and judge noted for his reform of English law. Born to Scottish nobility, he wa...

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Walton Evans (1817 - 1886)

Anthony Walton White Evans (October 31, 1817 – November 28, 1886) was an American civil engineer whose work included countless railroad and canal commissions in North and South America during ...

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Colonel Arthur Hale Woods, New York City Police Commissioner (1870 - 1942)

Colonel Arthur Hale Woods (January 29, 1870 – May 12, 1942) was an American educator, journalist, military and law enforcement officer. One of the most prominent police reformers during the ea...

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Brigadier-General The Honourable Charles Granville Bruce, CB, MVO (1866 - 1939)

Brigadier-General The Honourable Charles Granville Bruce, CB, MVO (7 April 1866 at London – 12 July 1939 at London) was a Himalayan veteran and leader of the second and third British expeditio...

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Shem Drowne (1683 - 1774)

Deacon Shem Drowne (December 4, 1683 – January 13, 1774) was a colonial coppersmith and tinplate worker in Boston, Massachusetts and was America's first documented weathervane maker. He is mos...

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Richard Holbrooke, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations MP (1941 - 2010)

Richard Charles Albert Holbrooke (April 24, 1941 – December 13, 2010) was an American diplomat, magazine editor, author, professor, Peace Corps official, and investment banker. He was the ...

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Consuelo Balsan MP (1877 - 1964)

The Duchess of Marlborough, American heiress Consuelo Vanderbilt wearing an extravagant, thick pearl choker, accompanied by several longer necklaces, typical of that era. (from a photograph, 1902 ---...

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Sir Arthur Edward Kennedy GCMG CB (1809 - 1883)

Sir Arthur Edward Kennedy GCMG CB (5 April 1809 – 3 June 1883) was a British colonial administrator who served as governor of a number of British colonies, namely Sierra Leone, Western Austral...

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William Marshall Bullitt, Solicitor General of the United States (1873 - 1957)

William Marshall Bullitt (March 4, 1873 – October 3, 1957) was an influential lawyer and author who served as Solicitor General of the United States starting in 1912. He was victim of one of t...

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Mary Parker Follett (1868 - 1933)

Mary Parker Follett (3 September 1868 – 18 December 1933) was an American social worker, management consultant and pioneer in the fields of organizational theory and organizational behavior. S...

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Elizabeth Hobbs Keckly MP (1818 - 1907)

Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley (February 1818 – May 1907) (sometimes spelled Keckly) was a former slave who became a successful seamstress, civic activist and author in Washington, DC. She was best k...

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Gro Harlem Brundtland MP

Gro Harlem Brundtland (Norwegian pronunciation: [ɡruː hɑːɭɛm brʉntlɑnː] ( listen)) (born Gro Harlem, 20 April 1939) is a Norwegian Socia...

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Edward Burgess (1848 - 1891)

Edward Burgess (1848–1891) was an American yacht designer, born June 30, 1848 in West Sandwich, Massachusetts. Edward is fifth son of Benjamin Franklin Burgess (1818–1876) and Corde...

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Sophia Arabella "Bella" Irwin (1884 - 1957)

American-Japanese educator. Founder of The Irwin School. Daughter of Robert Walker Irwin, descendent of Benjamin Franklin; and Iki Takechi, a Japanese noblewoman and daughter of a Japanese sumurai....

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Katharine Coman (1857 - 1915)

Katharine Coman (23 November 1857 – 11 January 1915) was a social activist and distinguished economist. She specialized in teaching about the development of the American West. Wellesley Colleg...

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E. Alexander Bergstrom (1919 - 1973)

E. Alexander Bergstrom (March 11, 1919–1973) was an ornithologist, scientific journal editor, and conservationist, doing all of his work in these fields as a volunteer. Life Edward Ale...

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Edward Murray Bassett (1863 - 1948)

Edward Murray Bassett (1863–1948) was one of the founding fathers of modern day urban planning. Known as "The Father of American Zoning," Bassett wrote the first comprehensive zoning ordinance...

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Thor Heyerdahl MP (1914 - 2002)

Thor Heyerdahl (født 6. oktober 1914 i Larvik, død 18. april 2002 i Colla Micheri, Italia) var arkeolog, vitenskapsmann og etnolog. Han var sønn av bryggerieier Thor Heyerdahl (186...

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Eliot Janeway (1913 - 1993)

Eliot Janeway (1913—1993), born Eliot Jacobstein, was an influential American economist, journalist and author whose career spanned seven decades. He was an economic advisor to Presidents Fran...

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Herbert Putnam (1861 - 1955)

Herbert Putnam (20 September 1861 – 14 August 1955) was an American lawyer, publisher, and librarian. He was the eighth (and also the longest serving) Librarian of the United States Congress fro...

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Colonel Sir George Everest (1790 - 1866)

Colonel Sir George Everest ( /ˈiːvrɨst/; 4 July 1790 – 1 December 1866) was a Welsh surveyor, geographer and Surveyor-General of India from 1830 to 1843. Sir George wa...

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Joan Hinton (1921 - 2010)

Joan Hinton (Chinese name: 寒春, Pinyin: Hán Chūn; 20 October 1921 – 8 June 2010) was a nuclear physicist and one of the few women who worked for the Manhattan Projec...

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Leonard B. Boudin (1912 - 1989)

Leonard B. Boudin (July 20, 1912- November 24, 1989) was an American civil liberties attorney and left-wing activist who represented Daniel Ellsberg of Pentagon Papers fame and Dr. Benjamin Spock, th...

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Peter Conover Hains, Jr. (1872 - 1955)

Peter Hains (born January 9, 1872) was an Army Captain convicted of killing his wife's lover. The case became a sensational murder trial in New York City in 1909. Abetted by his brother, sea ...

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Birger Jarl Magnusson Folkungaätten MP (c.1210 - 1266)

Birger jarl , död 1266, statsman, enligt traditionen av Folkungaätten, Sveriges styresman 1248-66 under svågern Erik Erikssons och sonen Valdemars kungatid. Tronstrider m...

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Ruth Paine (1903 - 1998)

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Thomas Colepeper, 2nd Baron Colepeper (Colonial Governor of Virginia) (1635 - 1689)

Thomas Colpeper, 2nd Baron Culpeper of Thoresway (baptised 21 March 1635 – 27 January 1689) was the colonial governor of Virginia from 1677 to 1683. Biography Born in 1635, Colepeper (...

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Sir William Berkeley, Colonial Governor of Virginia MP (1605 - 1677)

Sir William Berkeley (pronounced "bark-lee") (Hanworth Manor, Middlesex 1605–Berkeley House, Mayfair, London 9 July 1677) was a governor of Virginia, appointed by King Charles I, of whom he wa...

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Humphrey "Wild" Kynaston (1468 - 1534)

Humphrey Kynaston (–1534), aka Wild Humphrey Kynaston, was an English highwayman who operated in the Shropshire area. The son of the High Sheriff of Shropshire, he was convicted for murder in ...

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Beate Barbara Juliane von Vietinghoff-Scheel (1764 - 1824)

Baroness Barbara Juliane von Krüdener (November 22, 1764 – December 25, 1824) was a Baltic German religious mystic and author. Towards the end of the Napoleonic wars, her religious ...

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Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney MP (1733 - 1800)

Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney PC (24 February 1733 – 30 June 1800), was a British politician who held several important Cabinet posts in the second half of the 18th century. His most e...

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John Dalrymple, 1st Earl of Stair (1648 - 1707)

John Dalrymple the Master of Stair (born 1648 – 8 January 1707) was a Scottish noble who played a crucial role in the 1707 Treaty of Union between the Kingdom of Scotland and the Kingdom of En...

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The Honourable Mrs. Anne Damer (1748 - 1828)

Anne Seymour Damer, née Conway, (8 November 1748, Sevenoaks – 28 May 1828, London) was an English sculptor. Life Anne Conway was born into an aristocratic Whig family, the only ...

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George Herbert Mallory (1886 - 1924)

George Herbert Leigh Mallory (18 June 1886 – 8/9 June 1924) was an English mountaineer who took part in the first three British expeditions to Mount Everest in the early 1920s. During Britis...

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Frederick Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st Marquess of Dufferin & Ava MP (1826 - 1902)

Frederick Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava KP GCB GCSI GCMG GCIE PC (21 June 1826 – 12 February 1902) was a British public servant and prominent member of Victoria...

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Sir Charles Elliot, KCB (1801 - 1875)

Sir Charles Elliot, KCB (1801 – 9 September 1875), was a British naval officer, diplomat, and colonial administrator. He became the first administrator of Hong Kong in 1841 while serving as bo...

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Francis P. Farquhar (1887 - 1974)

Francis Peloubet Farquhar (December 31, 1887, Newton, Massachusetts – November 21, 1974, Berkeley, California) graduated from Harvard and came to San Francisco to set up in practice as a Certi...

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Forrest Church (1948 - 2009)

Frank Forrester Church IV (born September 23, 1948 in Palo Alto, California, died September 24, 2009) was a leading Unitarian Universalist minister, author, and theologian. He was Senior Minister of ...

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Mary Brooks (1907 - 2002)

Mary Elizabeth Thomas Peavey Brooks (November 1, 1907 - February 11, 2002) directed the United States Mint from September 1969 to February 1977. Brooks was appointed by President Richard M. Nixon...

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Douglas Joseph “Doug” Bennet MP

Douglas Joseph “Doug” Bennet, Jr. (born June 23, 1938) is a former national political official and college president. He was the fifteenth president of Wesleyan University, in Middletow...

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Henry Lane Wilson (1857 - 1932)

Henry Lane Wilson was born on November 3, 1857 in Crawfordsville, IN, the son of James Wilson, a congressman, soldier in the Mexican and Civil Wars, and diplomat. He graduated from Wabash College in 18...

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Elizabeth Palmer Peabody (1804 - 1894)

Elizabeth Palmer Peabody (May 16, 1804 – January 3, 1894) was an American educator who opened the first English-language kindergarten in the United States. Long before most educators, Peabody ...

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Obadiah Rich (1777 - 1850)

Obadiah Rich (November 25, 1777 – January 20, 1850) was an American diplomat, bibliophile and bibliographer specializing the history of Latin America. He was credited with making the field of ...

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Horatio Emmons Hale (1817 - 1896)

Horatio Emmons Hale (May 3, 1817 – December 28, 1896) was an American-Canadian ethnologist, philologist and businessman who studied language as a key for classifying ancient peoples and being ...

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Francis "Frank" Crowninshield MP (1872 - 1947)

Francis Welch Crowninshield (June 24, 1872 – December 28, 1947), better known as Frank or Crownie (informal), was an American journalist and art and theatre critic best known for developing an...

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Bowdoin Bradlee Crowninshield (1867 - 1948)

Bowdoin Bradlee Crowninshield (1867–1948) was an American naval architect who specialized in the design of racing yachts. Life Born October 13, 1867 in New York, Crowninshield grew up ...

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Jane Delano (founder of the American Red Cross Nursing Service) (1862 - 1919)

; aahn.org - grave at Arlington National Cemetery... ; swales.us ... ; Jane Arminda Delano, born March 13, 1862 in Montour Falls, New York, United States – died April 15, 1919 in Savenay, Loir...

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Charles W. Eliot (1834 - 1926)

Charles William Eliot (March 20, 1834 – August 22, 1926) was an American academic who was selected as Harvard's president in 1869. He transformed the provincial college into the preeminent Ame...

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Booker T. Washington MP (1856 - 1915)

Booker Taliaferro Washington (5 April 1858 – 14 November 1915) was an African-American educator, author, orator, advisor to Republican presidents, and black political leader. He was the dominant...

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Horace Mann, Sr. (1796 - 1859)

Horace Mann (May 4, 1796 – August 2, 1859) was an American education reformer, and a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1827 to 1833. He served in the Massachusetts Sena...

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Adam Smith (1723 - 1790)

Adam Smith (baptised 16 June 1723 – 17 July 1790 [OS: 5 June 1723 – 17 July 1790]) was a Scottish social philosopher and a pioneer of political economy. One of the key figures of the Sc...

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Frederick Albert-Theodor Delius MP (1862 - 1934)

From: Frederick Delius was born in Bradford in the West Riding of Yorkshire in the north of England. His parents were German: Julius and Elise Pauline Delius had moved from Bielefeld, Germany to Brit...

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Lee Harvey Oswald MP (1939 - 1963)

Lee Harvey Oswald (October 18, 1939 – November 24, 1963) was, according to four government investigations, the sniper who assassinated John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States,...

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James "Big Jim" Folsom, Governor MP (1908 - 1987)

James Elisha Folsom, Sr. (October 9, 1908 – November 21, 1987), commonly known as Jim Folsom or "Big Jim", was the 42nd Governor of the U.S. state of Alabama from 1947 to 1951, and again from ...

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Lurleen Wallace, Governor MP (1926 - 1968)

Lurleen Brigham Burns Wallace (September 19, 1926 – May 7, 1968), born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, was the 46th governor of Alabama from 1967 until her death in 1968. She was the first wife of Ala...

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Margaret McNamara (1915 - 1981)

Margaret Craig McNamara (August 22, 1915 – February 3, 1981) was the founder of the nonprofit children's literacy organization Reading is Fundamental. McNamara attended University of Calif...

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דנה אינטרנשיונל Dana International MP

דנה אינטרנשיונל Gnome-colors-edit-find-replace.svg יש לשכת&#x...

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Grace Jones MP

Grace Jones (born 19 May 1948) is a Jamaican-American singer, model and actress. Grace Jones (born May 19, 1952) is a Jamaican-American singer, model and actress. Jones started out as a model and bec...

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Eugene Talmadge, Governor MP (1884 - 1946)

Eugene Talmadge (September 23, 1884 – December 21, 1946) was a Democratic politician who served two terms as the 67th Governor of Georgia from 1933 to 1937, and a third term from 1941 to 1943....

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Dominique Gaston André Strauss-Kahn MP

Dominique Gaston André Strauss-Kahn born 25 April 1949), often referred to in the media, and by himself, as DSK, is a French economist, lawyer, politician , and member of the French Socialist Pa...

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President Vladimir Putin - Влади́мир Пу́тин MP

Vladimir Putin Time Magazine Person of the Year '07 Video Interview Official Website , Blog Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin Влади́мир &...

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George Meany (1894 - 1980)

William George Meany (August 16, 1894 – January 10, 1980) led labor union federations in the United States. As an officer of the American Federation of Labor, he represented the AFL on the Nat...

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