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Laurence Hyde, KG, PC, 1st Earl of Rochester MP (1641 - 1711)

Laurence Hyde, 1st Earl of Rochester KG PC (March 1641 – 2 May 1711) was an English statesman and writer. He was originally a supporter of James II but later supported the Glorious Revolution ...

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Capt. Frederick Marryat MP (1792 - 1848)

Captain Frederick Marryat (10 July 1792 – 9 August 1848) was an English Royal Navy officer, novelist, and a contemporary and acquaintance of Charles Dickens, noted today as an early pioneer of t...

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Mel Tormé MP (1925 - 1999)

Melvin Howard Tormé (September 13, 1925 – June 5, 1999), nicknamed The Velvet Fog, was an American musician, best known as a singer of jazz standards. He was also a jazz composer and ar...

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Alex Haley (1921 - 1992)

Alexander Murray Palmer Haley (August 11, 1921 – February 10, 1992) was an African-American writer. He is best known as the author of Roots: The Saga of an American Family and the co-author of...

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Brig. General Rufus Barringer (CSA) (1821 - 1895)

Rufus Clay Barringer (December 2, 1821 – February 3, 1895) was a North Carolina lawyer, politician, and American Civil War brigadier general. Early life Barringer was born in Cabarrus ...

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Thomas Michael Kettle (1880 - 1916)

Tom Kettle Thomas Michael "Tom" Kettle (9 February 1880 – 9 September 1916) was an Irish journalist, barrister, writer, poet, soldier, economist and Home Rule politician. As a member of the Ir...

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Grace Raymond Hebard (1861 - 1936)

The talented and ambitious Grace Raymond Hebard remained well known and respected as a historian throughout Wyoming during her lifetime. Though her books, articles and pamphlets contained the racis...

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Sir William Blackstone MP (1723 - 1780)

Wikipedia entry has extensive information. First paragraph of wiki entry: English jurist, judge and Tory politician of the eighteenth century. He is most noted for writing the Commentaries on the L...

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Faith Knoop (1896 - 1984)

Faith Yingling Knoop was a prolific author who wrote children’s books, short stories, a popular Arkansas history textbook, and more than 250 articles for seventy-five different publications. A...

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C.S. Lewis MP (1898 - 1963)

Ancestry of C. S. Lewis Clive Staples Lewis commonly referred to as C. S. Lewis was born (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963), and known to his friends and family as "Jack", w...

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Verna Lee Hinegardner (1919 - 2012)

Verna Lee Hinegardner, Arkansas Poet Laureate, Emeritus, 93, died October 4, 2012, in Conway, Arkansas. She was born January 2, 1919 at Morrisonville, Illinois to Fred and Retta Hendricks Linxwil...

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Gavin Maxwell MP (1914 - 1969)

Gavin Maxwell From Wikipedia Gavin Maxwell FRSL, FIAL, FZS (Sc.), FRGS[2] (15 July 1914 – 7 September 1969) was a Scottish naturalist and author, best known for his work with otters. He wr...

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Jonathan Swift MP (1667 - 1745)

=====' From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) was an Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Torie...

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Vikram Seth MP

Vikram Seth from wikipedia Vikram Seth (born 20 June 1952) is an Indian novelist and poet. He has written several novels and poetry books. He has received several awards including Padma Shri, Sah...

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John Keats MP (1795 - 1821)

John Keats was born in Finsbury Pavement near London on October 31st, 1795. The first son of a stable-keeper, he had a sister and three brothers, one of whom died in infancy. When John was eight years ...

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Alan Bennett MP

Alan Bennett Alan Bennett (born 9 May 1934) is an English playwright, screenwriter, actor and author. He was born in Leeds and attended Oxford University where he studied history and performed with t...

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Philip Pullman MP (1946 - d.)

Philip Pullman CBE, FRSL Philip Pullman CBE, FRSL (born 19 October 1946) is a British writer. He is the author of several best-selling books, most notably the fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials and t...

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Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton KCMG FRGS (1821 - 1890)

Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton KCMG FRGS (19 March 1821 – 20 October 1890) was a British geographer, explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, lin...

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Maj. General Erasmus D. Keyes (USA) (1810 - 1895)

Erasmus Darwin Keyes (May 29, 1810 – October 14, 1895) was a businessman, banker, and military general, noted for leading the IV Corps of the Union Army of the Potomac during the first half of...

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"Bernie" Babcock (1868 - 1962)

In 1903, Julia Burnelle (Bernie) Smade Babcock became the first Arkansas woman to be included in Authors and Writers Who's Who. She published more than forty novels, as well as numerous tracts and ...

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Lucien-Anatole Prévost-Paradol MP (1829 - 1870)

Lucien-Anatole Prévost-Paradol (8 August 1829, Paris – 20 July 1870, Washington, D.C.) was a French journalist and essayist. Contents [show] Background[edit] Prévost-Paradol wa...

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L. Frank Baum MP (1856 - 1919)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia L. Frank Baum Born May 15, 1856(1856-05-15) Chittenango, New York Died May 6, 1919(1919-05-06) (aged 62) Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 – May 6,...

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Margaret Wise Brown (1910 - 1952)

Margaret Wise Brown (May 23, 1910 – November 13, 1952) was a prolific American author of children's literature, including the books Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, both illustrated by Cl...

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Pat Boone MP

In the years immediately prior to the British Invasion, only one performer rivaled the chart dominance of Elvis Presley, and that was Pat Boone. With his trademark white buck shoes, perfectly combed ...

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Jan Morris (born James Humphrey Morris) MP

Jan Morris CBE FRSL born James Humphrey Morris Jan Morris, CBE, FRSL (born James Humphrey Morris , 2 October 1926) is a Welsh historian, author and travel writer. She is known particularly for the Pa...

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Richard Hackluit MP (c.1553 - 1616)

Richard Hakluyt From WIkipdedia: Richard Hakluyt (/ˈhæklʊt/, /ˈhæklət/, or /ˈhækəlwɪt/;[1] 1553 – 23 November 1616) ...

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Daniel Sullivan MP

Daniel J. Sullivan (born June 10, 1940) is an American theatre and film director and playwright. In addition to his directing, Sullivan currently holds the Swanlund Chair at the University of Illinoi...

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Augusta Jane Wilson (1835 - 1909)

UID: E2A7733303379348833918ED30B87F6AD6B9 Note: Augusta was the author of several successful novels. there is an interesting biography here: Author. One of the first writers to depict competent...

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Brevet Brig. General Horace Binney Sargent (USA) (1821 - 1908)

Horace Binney Sargent (b. Quincy, Massachusetts June 30, 1821) graduated from Harvard in 1843, and from the law school there in 1845. At the opening of the Civil War he was senior aide on the staff o...

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Owen Wilson MP

Owen Cunningham Wilson (born November 18, 1968) is an American actor and screenwriter. The self-proclaimed troublemaker was born in Dallas to Irish-American parents originally from Massachusetts.Hiss m...

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Pippin Parker MP

Pippin Parker is an American playwright and theatre director. He is currently chair of the Playwriting Department at The New School. He is one of the co-founding members of Naked Angels Theater Compa...

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Robert Sherrod (1909 - 1994)

Robert Lee Sherrod (February 8, 1909 – February 13, 1994) was an American journalist, editor and author. He was a war correspondent for Time and Life magazines, covering combat from World War ...

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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley MP (1797 - 1851)

Mary Shelley (née Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin; 30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851) was a British novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best know...

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Harold J. Grimm (1901 - 1983)

Professor Harold J. Grimm (1901 – 1983) was an academic, historian and writer and an expert on the Reformation. Born in Saginaw in Michigan in 1901, Grimm gained his PhD at Ohio State Univer...

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Admiral William Robert Kennedy, GCB (1838 - 1916)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary Admiral Sir William Robert Kennedy GCB (4 March 1838 – 9 October 1916) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, The Nore. Biography Bor...

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Harlan Hatcher (1898 - 1998)

Harlan Henthorne Hatcher (September 9, 1898 – February 25, 1998) served as the eighth President of the University of Michigan from 1951 to 1967. Biography Harlan Henthorne Hatcher was born o...

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Rev. John Adams Vinton MP (1801 - 1877)

Vinton, John Adams, clergyman, genealogist, author, was born Feb. 5, 1801, in Boston. Mass. He was a congregational clergyman. He was the author of The Vinton Memorial; The Symmes Memorial; The Giles M...

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Clayton Rawson (1906 - c.1970)

Clayton Rawson (1906–1970) was an American mystery writer, editor, and amateur magician. His four novels frequently invoke his great knowledge of stage magic and feature as their fictional d...

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Samuel Steward (1909 - 1993)

Samuel Morris Steward (July 23, 1909 – December 31, 1993), also known as Phil Andros, Phil Sparrow, and many other pseudonyms, was a poet, novelist, and university professor who left the world...

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Lenoir Chambers (1891 - 1970)

Lenoir Chambers (1891-1970) was a writer, biographer and newspaper editor. In 1960, as editor of The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, Virginia (now owned by Landmark Media Enterprises), he won the Pul...

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Tom Wicker (1926 - 2011)

Thomas Grey "Tom" Wicker (June 18, 1926 – November 25, 2011) was an American journalist. He was best known as a political reporter and columnist for The New York Times. Background and educat...

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Elizabeth Edwards (1949 - 2010)

Elizabeth Anania Edwards (born Mary Elizabeth Anania; July 3, 1949 – December 7, 2010) was an American attorney, a best-selling author and a health care activist. She was married to John Edwar...

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Lt. Colonel Walter H. Taylor (CSA) (Assistant Adjutant General, Army of Northern Virginia) (1838 - 1916)

This man had the Honor to ride with General Robert E. Lee for four years of the war and remained his friend until General Lee passed in 1870. Walter Herron Taylor (June 13, 1838 – March 1, 1...

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Fazal Inayat-Khan (1942 - 1990)

Fazal Inayat-Khan (Urdu: فضل عنایت خان ‎) (July 20, 1942 – September 26, 1990), also known as Frank Kevlin, ...

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Mary West Riggs (1883 - 1967)

The above photo was found on Ancestry.com and depicts Don Frederick Riggs and his wife Mary West Riggs on their wedding day. There are other photos of them under the Media Tab above, including one of t...

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Jane Winton MP (1905 - 1959)

From imdb Statuesque, gorgeous Jane Winton was billed as the 'Green-eyed Goddess of Hollywood'. The former Ziegfeld Follies dancer appeared in a good number of films from 1925 - if not as the nomin...

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Charles Arthur Kenyon (1880 - 1961)

From Immortal Ephemera : Kenyon was a former playwright who scored with 1911’s Kindling starring Margaret Illington. He started writing for the movies just a few years later with his best kn...

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Tina Fey MP

New York, New York County, New York, United States

Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey (born May 18, 1970) is an American actress, comedian, writer and producer, known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live (1998–2006), the ...

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Charles Henri Ford (1908 - 2002)

Charles Henri Ford (February 10, 1908 – September 27, 2002) was an American poet, novelist, filmmaker, photographer, and collage artist best known for his editorship of the Surrealist magazine V...

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Tom Colicchio MP

New York, New York County, New York, United States

Thomas Patrick "Tom " Colicchio (/kɵˈliːkjoʊ/; born August 15, 1962) is the co founder and former executive chef of the Gramercy Tavern in New York City. Opened in 1994, it ...

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Ernie Harburg MP (1926 - d.)

Ernie Harburg is a social psychologist and epidemiologist at the University of Michigan, coauthor (with Bernard Rosenberg) of The Broadway Musical: Collaboration in Commerce and Art, and Yip Harburg's ...

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Nicolle Wallace MP

Nicolle Wallace (née Devenish; February 4, 1972) is an American best-selling author and political commentator. Citations 6. "Novel Approach". California Magazine. Cal Alumni Association. ...

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Ladé Wosornu, M.D. MP

Accra, Saudi Arabia

Professor Ladé Wosornu is a Ghanaian professor in surgery, poet, essayist, columnist and philanthropist. Professor Wosornu has over 90 publications in scientific journals and the author of eight...

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Taiye Selasi MP

Rome, Italy

The debut novelist of Ghana Must Go is a world traveler who popularized the term “Afropolitan” to describe multicultural Africans making waves in fashion, art, music, and literary scenes....

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Ken Jennings MP

WA, USA

Kenneth Wayne "Ken" Jennings III (born May 23, 1974) is an American game show contestant and author. Links Wikipedia

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Seth Zvi Rosenfeld MP

Seth Zvi Rosenfeld is an American playwright, screenwriter and director. Links Wikipedia

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Coralie Cook (c.1862 - 1942)

From Monticello: Coralie Franklin Cook Dates: 1861-1942 Family: Colbert (Hemings) Occupation: College teacher; Public speaker; School board member Coralie Franklin Cook, Brown Colbert’s ...

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Anna Deveare Smith MP

Anna Deavere Smith (born September 18, 1950) is an American actress, playwright, and professor. She is currently (2014) the artist-in-residence at the Center for American Progress. Smith is widely know...

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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. MP

Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

Henry Louis "Skip" Gates, Jr. (born September 16, 1950) is an author, documentary filmmaker, essayist, and literary critic. He is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins...

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Steve Rushin MP

Steve Rushin (born September 22, 1966) is an American journalist, sportswriter and novelist. Rushin's maternal ancestry consists of a long line of big-league baseball players, firefighters, and bar own...

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David Raymond Sedaris MP

His agency writes: "With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultura...

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Sebastian Charles Faulks MP

Sebastian Charles Faulks CBE (born 20 April 1953) British novelist, journalist, and broadcaster. Best known for his historical novels set in France – The Girl at the Lion d'Or, Birdson...

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Samuel Eliot, III MP (1821 - 1898)

Samuel Eliot (December 22, 1821 – September 14, 1898) was a historian, educator, and public-minded citizen of Boston, Massachusetts and Hartford, Connecticut. Biography Eliot was born in Bos...

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Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison MP (1887 - 1976)

Samuel Eliot Morison , Rear Admiral, United States Naval Reserve (July 9, 1887 – May 15, 1976) was an American historian noted for his works of maritime history that were both authoritative an...

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Amy Schumer MP

New York, Kings County, New York, United States

Amy Beth Schumer (born June 1, 1981) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, and writer. She is the star of the comedy series Inside Amy Schumer, which premiered on Comedy Central on April 30, 2013....

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Donald George Wilhelm MP (1887 - 1945)

Donald Wilhelm, graduated from Harvard University in 1911 and became a prolific writer, penning articles for America’s leading magazines of the day, from Scribner’s and Collier’s t...

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Dorothea MacKellar MP (1885 - 1968)

Dorothea MacKellar Isobel Marion Dorothea Mackellar (better known as Dorothea Mackellar), OBE (1 July 1885 – 14 January 1968) was an Australian poet and fiction writer.[1] Her poem My Country ...

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Gore Vidal MP (1925 - 2012)

Gore Vidal Born Eugene Luther Gore Vidal on October 3, 1925 (1925-10-03) (age 84) in West Point, New York Pen name Edgar Box, Cameron Kay, Katherine Everard Occupation Novelist, essayist, jo...

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Brando Skyhorse MP

Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, United States

Brando Skyhorse is an American author and winner of the 2011 PEN/Hemingway Award and the 2011 Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction for his novel, The Madonnas of Echo Park. On his name: His Mex...

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Evelyn Scott Barnett (1851 - 1921)

Daughters of American Revolution Member: Evelyn Scott Snead Barnett Nat'l #: 59255 Chapter: 4028KY Join Date: Apr 1958 Ancestor: SCOTT, CHARLES (A101436) BARNETT Evelyn Scott Snead (Mrs. ...

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Nick Offerman MP

Nick Offerman (born June 26, 1970) is an American actor, writer, and carpenter widely known for his breakout role as Ron Swanson in the acclaimed NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, in which he received t...

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Col. John Scott (1820 - 1907)

Served in the 43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry, Mosby's Rangers. Drafted the Partisan Ranger Law, under which Mosby's command operated. His books include: "Partisan Life with Col. John S. Mosby", "The L...

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Joel Barlow (1754 - 1812)

Joel Barlow (1754–1812), U.S. Consul to Cádiz, Spain 1792-1893; U.S. Consul General to Algiers, Algeria 1795-1797; U.S. Minister to France 1811-1812 Joel Barlow (March 24, 1754 ȁ...

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Maurits Herman Binger MP (1868 - 1923)

Maurits Herman Binger (Haarlem, 3 april 1868 - Wiesbaden, 9 april 1923) was fotograaf, schrijver, producent en regisseur van voornamelijk films. Hij was een van de pioniers samen met Theo Frenkel sr. e...

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Hartog Naftali Beem MP (1892 - 1987)

Hartog Beem werd 13 december 1892 geboren in Harderwijk. Hij groeide op in een traditioneel Joods gezin. Na de lagere school deed hij mulo en vervolgens de kweekschool. Hij werkte als docent in Den Hel...

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Holger Lennart Henriksson Lagerlöf (1906 - 1982)

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Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet MP (1771 - 1832)

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world during his time. Scott was the...

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Ernest Lawrence Thayer MP (1863 - 1940)

Ernest Lawrence Thayer (August 14, 1863 – August 21, 1940) was an American writer and poet who wrote "Casey at the Bat". Biography Thayer was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts and raised...

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Bat Masterson, US. Marshal (1853 - 1921)

William Barclay "Bat" Masterson (November 26, 1853–October 25, 1921) was a figure of the American Old West known as a buffalo hunter, U.S. Marshal and Army scout, avid fisherman, gambler, fron...

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Judd Apatow MP

Judd Apatow (born December 6, 1967) is an American film producer, director, comedian, actor, and screenwriter. Best known for his work in comedy films, he is the founder of Apatow Productions and also ...

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J. Harry Benrimo (1874 - 1942)

J. Harry Benrimo, (1874–1942), actor, playwright, and director. Coming from a talented family, actor, playwright, and stage director (Joseph Harry) Benrimo was born in 1874 in San Francisco. A...

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Dorothy Benrimo (1903 - 1977)

Painter, Author - "Camposantos, A Photographic Essay" Notes From eBay 2011 "You will be bidding on a VERY SCARCE Studio Hand Crafted Pin / Brooch. It is a vintage piece signed by "D. Benrimo", Do...

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Samantha Bee MP

Samantha Bee (born October 25, 1969) is a Canadian comedic actress and author best known as a cast member on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Bee was born in Toronto, Ontario. Bee said of her family,...

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Andrew Jackson Downing (1815 - 1852)

Andrew Jackson Downing (October 31, 1815 – July 28, 1852) [1] was an American landscape designer, horticulturalist, and writer, a prominent advocate of the Gothic Revival style in the United Sta...

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Anne Dudley Bradstreet, 1st American poet MP (1612 - 1672)

Anne Bradstreet (c. 1612 – September 16, 1672) was an English-American writer, the first notable American poet, and the first woman to be published in Colonial America. Her work was very influ...

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Arthur Miller MP (1915 - 2005)

Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005) was an American playwright and essayist. He was a prominent figure in American theatre and cinema for over 61 years, writing a wide var...

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Carrie Frances Fisher MP

Daughter of musical star Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher was destined for Hollywood from an early age. Her rise to international fame arrived in 1977, playing Princess Leia in Star Wars. The daughter ...

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Leo Samuel Vroman MP (1915 - 2014)

Born in 1915, in Gouda, The Netherlands, Vroman was a poet and hematologist researcher. He has several scientific papers to his credit. Nonetheless, Vroman is known to his Dutch audience as a poet. I...

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Cecil Day-Lewis MP (1904 - 1972)

He was an Irish poet and the British Poet Laureate from 1968 until his death in 1972. He also wrote mystery stories under pseudonym of Nicholas Blake. He is the father of actor Daniel Day-Lewis and doc...

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Martha Ellis Gellhorn (1908 - 1998)

Martha Gellhorn was an American novelist, travel writer and journalist, considered to be one of the greatest war correspondents of the 20th century. She reported on virtually every major world conflict...

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T. S. Eliot MP (1888 - 1965)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Thomas Stearns Eliot (September 26, 1888 – January 4, 1965) was an American-born English poet, playwright, and literary critic, arguably the most important...

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Mike Nichols MP (1931 - 2014)

Mike Nichols (born Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky; November 6, 1931) is a German-born American television, stage and film director, writer, producer and comedian. See more:

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Dan Abrams MP

Dan Abrams (born May 20, 1966) is an American television host, legal commentator, Web entrepreneur and author. He is currently a co-anchor of Nightline and the Chief Legal Affairs Anchor for ABC News. ...

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Marshall Howard Berman MP (1940 - 2013)

Marshall Howard Berman ((November 24, 1940 – September 11, 2013) "an author, academic, philosopher and lyrical defender of modernism, Karl Marx and his native New York City, died on Wednesday in...

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Norman Podhoretz MP

Brooklyn, Kings, New York

Norman B. Podhoretz (January 16, 1930) is an American neoconservative pundit and writer for Commentary magazine. Biographical Highlights From Hudson Institute Norman Podhoretz is editor-at-large ...

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Midge Decter MP

St Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota

A member of the burgeoning neo-conservative movement in America, Midge Decter is one of several Jewish liberals of the 1950s who swung to the "right" in the 1970s, galvanized by their opposition to the...

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John Podhoretz MP

John Mordechai Podhoretz (born April 18, 1961) is an American writer. He is the editor of Commentary and writes the Letter from the Editor column. He was one of the founders of the Weekly Standard and ...

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Rachel Abrams MP (1951 - 2013)

From Commentary Magazine "Rachel Abrams, the legendary Bad Rachel of the Internet, was as tender a woman as she was the soul of toughness on her blog. Rachel died this morning at the age of 62 afte...

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Walt Whitman MP (1819 - 1892)

In 1889, when Whitman was trying to recover from the last stroke, which would eventually kill him, he was visited by Horace Traubel and Tom Harned, who noticed the famous photograph of Whitman and Doyl...

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Rev. Richard Edwardes MP (1525 - 1566)

Rev. Richard Edwardes (1523 - 1566) was an English poet and playwright; he was made a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal, and was master of the singing boys. He was known for his comedies and interludes, bu...

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