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Norman Krasna (1909 - 1984)

Norman Krasna (November 7, 1909 – November 1, 1984) was an American screenwriter, playwright, producer, and film director. He is best known for penning screwball comedies which centred on a case...

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Robert Jordan (1948 - 2007)

James Oliver Rigney, Jr, (October 17, 1948 – September 16, 2007) better known under the pen name Robert Jordan, was an American author of epic fantasy. He is best known for The Wheel of Time, ...

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Calder Willingham (1922 - 1995)

Calder Baynard Willingham, Jr. (December 23, 1922 - February 19, 1995)[1] was an American novelist and screenwriter. Before the age of thirty, after just three novels and a collection of short stor...

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William Elliott (1788 - 1863)

) William Elliott (27 April 1788 – February 1863) was a South Carolina writer of non-fiction. Biography He born in Beaufort, South Carolina. He entered Harvard at age 18, and did well. He ...

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Malcolm Lyall-Watson, Dr MP (1939 - 2008)

Modern day adventurer, explorer and author of 29 books bridging science and mysticism. Was instrumental in the international ban on whaling. TV presenter bringing Sumo wrestling to the UK. Tour leader ...

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NP van Wyk LOUW MP (1906 - 1970)

Nicolaas Petrus van Wyk Louw was born at Sutherland on June 11th 1906. He was second in line of four brothers, of which the youngest was W E G Louw the poet. Their parents Von Moltke and Poppie Louw wi...

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Gillian Slovo MP

Gillian Slovo is a South African born novelist, playwright and memoirist. Her novels were at first predominantly of the crime and thriller genres, including a series featuring the detective Kate Baei...

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Olive Emilie Albertina Schreiner MP (1855 - 1920)

Olive Schreiner (24 March 1855 - 11 December 1920) was a South African author, anti-war campaigner and intellectual. She is best remembered today for her novel The Story of an African Farm which has be...

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Thomas Pringle MP (1789 - 1834)

1820 British Settler Thomas Pringle 31, together with his parents and 4 siblings, and his wife Margaret Brown 40, were members of Pringle's Party of 24 Settlers on the Settler Ship Brilliant . Part...

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Eve Palmer MP (1916 - 1998)

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Christian Frederik Louis Leipoldt, Dr MP (1880 - 1947)

C. Louis Leipoldt (28 Desember, 1880 — 12 April, 1947) was 'n bekende, vroeë Afrikaanse digter, geneesheer, plantkundige en joernalis. Hy wen die Hertzogprys in 1935 (saam met W.E.G. Louw...

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Cornelis Jakobus Langenhoven, b8c5d4 MP (1873 - 1932)

Cornelis Jakobus Langenhoven (13 Augustus 1873 - 15 Julie 1932) was 'n Suid-Afrikaanse skrywer, redakteur en politikus. Hy het as skrywersname C.J. Langenhoven en Sagmoedige Neelsie gebruik. Sy rol in ...

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Antjie Samuel (Krog) MP

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Antjie Krog, born October 23, 1952 in Kroonstad, South Africa, is a prominent South African poet, academic and writer. She is best known for her book Country of My Skull, which chronicled the TRC. Wi...

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Noni Jabavu MP (1919 - 2008)

Noni Jabavu Helen Nontando (Noni) Jabavu (20 August 1919[1]-19 June 2008) was a South African writer and journalist, one of the first African women to pursue a successful literary career and the firs...

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Lawrence G Green MP (1900 - 1972)

Lawrence ("Laurie") George Green (1900 – 14 May 1972) Lawrence George Green was the only son and one of the three children of George Alfred Lawrence Green and his wife Katherine, daughter of R...

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Nadine Gordimer, Nobel Prize in Literature 1991 MP (1923 - 2014)

Nadine Gordimer (20 November 1923 - 13 July 2014) was a South African writer and political activist. She was awarded the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature when she was recognised as a woman "who through h...

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James Percy Fitzpatrick, Sir MP (1862 - 1931)

Sir James Percy FitzPatrick, KCMG (24 July 1862 – 24 January 1931), known as Percy FitzPatrick, was a South African author, politician, mining financier and pioneer of the fruit industry. He aut...

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Jacob Daniël 'Totius' du Toit MP (1877 - 1953)

Totius (TOE-she-us) was the pen name of the Afrikaner poet Jacob Daniël du Toit (Yah-kob Dun-ee-el doo-Toy) (21 February 1877 in Paarl, near Cape Town in South Africa – 1 July 1953, in Pr...

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J.M. Coetzee MP

Adelaide, SA, Australia

John Maxwell Coetzee (born 9 February 1940) is an author and academic from South Africa. He is now an Australian citizen and lives in Adelaide, South Australia. A novelist and literary critic as well a...

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Roy Campbell MP (1901 - 1957)

Roy Campbell, (October 2, 1901 – April 22, 1957) was an Anglo-African poet and satirist. )

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André Brink MP (1935 - 2015)

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Guy Butler MP (1918 - 2001)

Prof. Guy Butler (poet) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Guy Butler Born 21 January 1918 Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa Died 26 April 2001 (2001-04-27) (aged 83) Grahamstown, South Africa...

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Herman Charles Bosman MP (1905 - 1951)

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Charlotte d'Arbaleste, Dame de La Borde MP (1548 - 1606)

Charlotte Arbaleste de la Borde was born into a established Parisian family some years before the conflict between French Catholics and Protestants grew into civil war. In the early 1560s, her father b...

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W. J. Cash (1900 - 1941)

W.J. Cash, or Wilbur Joseph Cash, (May 2, 1900 – July 1, 1941) was an American author and journalist known primarily for his works about the American South. Contents [show] Biography[edit] E...

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A. C. Dixon (1854 - 1925)

Amzi Clarence Dixon (July 6, 1854 – June 14, 1925) was a Baptist pastor, Bible expositor, and evangelist, popular during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. With R.A. Torrey he edited an i...

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Marguerite Duras (1914 - 1996)

Marguerite Duras , nom de plume de Marguerite Germaine Marie Donnadieu, est une écrivaine, dramaturge, scénariste et réalisatrice française.

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Susan Tifft (1951 - 2010)

Susan Tifft (February 14, 1951 — April 1, 2010) was an American journalist, author, and educator. Early life and education Tifft was born to Austin and Elizabeth Tifft in Rumford, Maine, o...

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John Steinbeck IV (1946 - 1991)

John Steinbeck IV (June 12, 1946 – February 7, 1991) was an American journalist and author. He was the second child of the Nobel Prize-winning author, John Steinbeck. In 1965, he was drafted i...

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Anne Tyler (1941 - d.)

Anne Tyler (born October 25, 1941) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and literary critic. She has published 19 novels, the best known of which are Dinner at the Homes...

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Noel Perrin (1927 - 2004)

Noel Perrin (September 18, 1927 – November 21, 2004) was an American essayist and a professor at Dartmouth College. Early years Perrin was born on September 18, 1927, in New York City and ...

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Anne Spencer Lindbergh (1940 - 1993)

Anne Spencer Lindbergh (1940—1993), daughter of aviators/authors Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, was an American author, primarily of children's literature. Lindbergh was raised...

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Mac Hyman (1923 - 1963)

Mac Hyman (born Mackenzie Hooks Hyman; August 25, 1923 – July 17, 1963), was an American fiction writer who is known for his best-selling novel No Time for Sergeants, which was adapted into a ...

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Oliver Joseph St John Gogarty MP (1878 - 1957)

Oliver J.St John Gogarty - poet Oliver Joseph St John Gogarty (17 August 1878 – 22 September 1957) was an Irish poet, author, otolaryngologist, athlete, politician, and well-known conversation...

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George Berkeley, Bishop of Cloyne MP (1685 - 1753)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary George Berkeley (12 March 1685 – 14 January 1753), also known as Bishop Berkeley (Bishop of Cloyne) , was an Irish philosopher whose primary achievement was the ...

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Oliver Goldsmith MP (1730 - 1774)

Oliver Goldsmith The son of an Irish protestant clergyman, he graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, in 1749. He studied medicine at Edinburgh and Leiden, but he was unsuccessful as a Doctor. In 175...

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Ian Barbour (1923 - 2013)

Ian Graeme Barbour (October 5, 1923 – December 24, 2013), was an American scholar on the relationship between science and religion. According to the Public Broadcasting Service his mid-1960s I...

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Jerzy Kosiński (1933 - 1991)

Explanation of Józef Lewinkopf/Jerzy Kosiński Kosiński was born Józef Lewinkopf to Jewish parents. He lived in central Poland under a false identity, Jerzy Kosiński...

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Richard Henry Lederer MP

'From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia' Richard Lederer (born May 26, 1938) is an American author, speaker, and teacher. He is best known for his books on the English language and on word play such a...

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Annie Duke MP

Annie Duke (born Anne LaBarr Lederer) is an American professional poker player and author. She holds a World Series of Poker (WSOP) gold bracelet from 2004 and is the leading money winner among women i...

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Georges Bernanos (1888 - 1948)

Georges Bernanos est un écrivain français. Find A Grave Tables des états signalétiques et des services militaires de la Seine (p.4)

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Lieutenant General Sir Francis Tuker KCIE CB DSO OBE (1894 - 1967)

Lieutenant General Sir Francis Ivan Simms Tuker KCIE CB DSO OBE (4 July 1894 – 7 October 1967) was a British Indian Army officer. Military career Educated at Brighton College, of which he ...

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Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson (1872 - 1959)

Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson (1872-1959) was married to Ernest Seton Thompson from 1896 to 1935 and her own impressive career as an adventure writer and suffragist demonstrates telling connections bet...

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Pierre Boulle (1912 - 1994)

Pierre Boulle était un écrivain français. Agent de la France libre en Asie du Sud-Est pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, il est l’auteur du Pont de la rivière Kwai (...

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Theodor Reik MP (1888 - 1969)

Theodor Reik (May 12, 1888 to December 31, 1969) was an accomplished and prominent psychoanalyst, and one of Sigmund Freud’s first students in Vienna. Among his other accomplishments, Reik wrote...

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Theodore Agrippa d'Aubigné, Huguenot leader and poet MP (1552 - 1630)

Théodore Agrippa d'Aubigné French poet and military leader: "un homme de guerre, un écrivain controversiste et poète baroque français" A companion of and counse...

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Brig. General Edward Porter Alexander (CSA) (1835 - 1910)

Edward Porter Alexander (May 26, 1835 – April 28, 1910) was an engineer, an officer in the U.S. Army, a Confederate general in the American Civil War, and later a railroad executive, planter, ...

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Norman Mailer MP (1923 - 2007)

Norman Kingsley Mailer (January 31, 1923 – November 10, 2007) was an American novelist, journalist, essayist, poet, playwright, screenwriter and film director. Along with Truman Capote, Joan D...

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Fritz Oliven, Rideamus MP (1874 - 1956)

Fritz Oliven, also known as Rideamus (May 10, 1874 - June 30, 1956) was a German lawyer and writer who was born in Breslau and died in 1956 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Under the pseudonym Rideamus, Oliven...

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Dr. Emmet Starr MP (1870 - 1930)

Death of Dr. Emmet Starr From the Claremore Progress, of February 6, 1930: A man familiar with the early days in Claremore, a student, is dead. Reference is made to Dr. Emmet Starr who was found de...

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Oliver Baldwin, 2nd Earl Baldwin of Bewdley (1899 - 1958)

Fought in the First World War Held the office of Acting Vice-Consul at Boulogne in 1919 Fought in the Armeno-Turkish War in 1920 Fought in the Armeno-Russian War in 1921, where he was imprisoned ...

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Daniel Peter Layard, MD (1720 - 1802)

Daniel Peter Layard (1770-1802) Birth: 28 March 1720 at London, England Parents: Major Peter Layard and Marie Anne Crozé. Wife: Susanne Henriette de Boisragon, daughter of Lt.-Col. Louis...

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Roger Palmer, 1st Earl of Castlemaine, PC MP (1634 - 1705)

Roger Palmer, 1st Earl of Castlemaine, PC (1634–1705) was an English courtier, diplomat, and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1660. He was also a noted Catholic writer. His wife B...

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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 Lieutenant 9th Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers, killed in action Sat Sep 09 1916 Thomas Michael "Tom" Kettle (9 February 1880 – 9 September 1916) was an Irish journalist, barris...

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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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