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Edvard Grieg

Edvard Grieg was a Norwegian composer and pianist who composed in the Romantic period. He is Norway’s most famous composer. He is best known for his Piano Concerto in A minor and for his incidental music to Henrik Ibsens play Peer Gynt, which inc ...

                                               

David

David was an important King of Israel. He is described in the Quran, Bahai scripture and the Old Testament books of 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel. He was the father of King Solomon, and an ancestor of Jesus.

                                               

Abdul-Karim al-Karmi

Abdul-Karim al-Karmi, famously known as Abu Salma, He is a Palestinian poet and one of the Arab poets. He was born in Tulkarm city and died in Washington city. He was the recipient of several awards and he chairman of the Union of Palestinian Wri ...

                                               

Gunter Grass

Gunter Wilhelm Grass – 13 April 2015 in Lubeck) is a German writer and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. He was known for writing the controversial, but yet classic novel The Tin Drum.

                                               

Arthur Rubinstein

Arthur Rubinstein was a Polish-American pianist. He got praise from around the world for his playing of the music of a selection of composers. Rubinstein was born in Lodz, Poland to a family of Jews. He was the youngest child of the family. His f ...

                                               

Paul von Hindenburg

Paul Ludwig Hans Anton von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg was a German field marshal and statesman. Hindenburg retired from the army in 1911. He rejoined the army at the start of the First World War. He became famous when he won the Battle of T ...

                                               

Arthur Liebehenschel

Arthur Liebehenschel was a main officer at the Auschwitz and Majdanek concentration camps in World War II. He was guilty of doing war crimes during the war. He was executed by the Polish government in 1948, after the war ended.

                                               

Samuel Goldwyn

He was born in Warsaw, Poland. His parents died when we was young. He first moved to London, then New York. In New York he worked in a glove factory, then as a glove salesman. After this, he helped his brother-in-law to make movies.

                                               

Eduard Strasburger

Eduard Adolf Strasburger was a German professor who was one of the most famous botanists of the 19th century. In 1868 he taught at the University of Warsaw. In 1869 Strasburger was appointed professor of botany at the University of Jena. After 18 ...

                                               

Adolf Anderssen

Karl Ernst Adolf Anderssen was a German chess master, and a teacher of mathematics. He was recognised as the best player in the world for much of the time between 1851 and 1870. Anderssen won three great international tournaments: the first in Lo ...

                                               

Ferdinand Cohn

Ferdinand Julius Cohn was a German biologist. He is a founder of modern bacteriology and microbiology. Cohn was born in the Jewish quarter of Breslau in the Prussian Province of Silesia. This is now Wroclaw, Poland. Starting at age 16 he studied ...

                                               

Ferdinand Lassalle

Ferdinand Lassalle was a German jurist and socialist politician. Lassalle was born in Breslau. His father sent him to a business school in Leipzig. Lassalle changed to the University of Breslau. He later studied in Berlin. He studied Philosophy, ...

                                               

Manfred von Richthofen

Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen was a German fighter aircraft pilot in World War I. His nickname was the Red Baron ". He is considered the ace-of-aces of the war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories. The "Red Baron" is ...

                                               

Siegbert Tarrasch

Siegbert Tarrasch was a German doctor, and one of the strongest chess grandmasters of the day. Tarrasch was born in Breslau, in Prussian Silesia. He left in 1880 to study medicine, and qualified as a physician. He lived most of his life in Nuremb ...

                                               

David Hilbert

David Hilbert was a German mathematician, logician, and philosopher of mathematics. He is widely considered to be one of the most influential and greatest mathematicians of the 19th and 20th centuries. Hilbert discovered and developed a range of ...

                                               

Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann

Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann was a German writer, composer, music critic, painter, caricaturist and lawyer. He liked the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart so much that he changed his third name from Wilhelm to Amadeus. He is always known as E. T ...

                                               

Immanuel Kant

Immanuel Kant was a German philosopher. He was born in Konigsberg, East Prussia, and also died there. Kant studied philosophy in the university there, and later became a professor of philosophy. He called his system "transcendental idealism". Kan ...

                                               

Eugen Sandow

Eugen Sandow, born Friedrich Wilhelm Muller, was a Prussian who pioneered bodybuilding in 19th century and was often referred to as the "Father of Modern Bodybuilding".

                                               

Arnold Sommerfeld

Arnold Johannes Wilhelm Sommerfeld was a German mathematician and theoretical physicist. Sommerfeld was the son of a practical physician. After finishing school in 1886, he started studying mathematics at the University of Konigsberg. In 1891 he ...

                                               

Boris Berezovsky

Boris Abramovich Berezovsky was a Russian-British business man, billionaire, and former mathematician. He was best known for the powerful positions he held in the 1990s when Boris Yeltsin was president of Russia. Berezovsky was deputy secretary o ...

                                               

Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky was a Russian painter, printmaker and art theorist. He was one of the most important 20th-century artists. He was a major figure in modern art and painted some of the first modern abstract works. His art changed several times du ...

                                               

Georg Cantor

Cantor was born in St Petersburg, Russia. His father had a Jewish-Danish, his mother an Austrian background. His father was a Protestant. He was a rich merchant. His mother was a Roman Catholic. She was very artistic. When his father became ill i ...

                                               

Mikhail Glinka

Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka was a Russian composer, regarded as the first to become very famous. Russia is a very large country. In the 18th century there was a lot of music in Europe, but Russian people had not yet heard it. A lot of them were very ...

                                               

Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov was a Russian-American author. He wrote his first books in Russian, and after he moved to the United States, he wrote in English. His most famous book is Lolita, but others have also become famous, such as Pnin, Pale Fire, and Ad ...

                                               

Petr Shelokhonov

Petr Shelokhonov was a Russian film and stage actor and director. He played over 90 roles in movies and on television. He also played over 100 roles on stage. Petr Shelokhonov received the title of Honorable Actor of Russia in 1979.

                                               

Anton Yelchin

Anton Viktorovich Yelchin was a Soviet-born American movie, television and voice actor. Starring role in the 2013 movie, "Odd Thomas".

                                               

Juan Crespi

Father Juan Crespi was a Spanish priest who explored what is now the state of California. He entered the Franciscan order at the age of seventeen. He came to America in 1749, and joined Francisco Palou and Junipero Serra in exploring. In 1767 he ...

                                               

Oscar II

Oscar II, baptised Oscar Fredrik, was King of Sweden from 1872 until his death and King of Norway from 1872 until 1905. The third son of King Oscar I of Sweden and Josephine of Leuchtenberg, he was a descendant of Gustav I of Sweden through his m ...

                                               

Ingmar Bergman

Ernst Ingmar Bergman was a Swedish stage and movie director. Ingmar Bergman found bleakness and despair as well as comedy and hope in his indelible explorations of the human condition. He is regarded as one of the great masters of modern cinema. ...

                                               

Carl von Rosenstein

Carl von Rosenstein, born Carl Aurivillius on 13 May 1766 in Uppsala, Sweden, dead 2 December 1836 at Brunna Mansion, Sweden was a Swedish Lutheran clergyman. He was the Church of Sweden Archbishop of Uppsala from 1819 to 1836. Before that he ser ...

                                               

Leonhard Euler

Leonhard Euler was a Swiss mathematician and physicist. He spent most of his adult life in Russia and Germany. Euler made important discoveries in calculus and topology. He also created many of the words used in math today. He introduced the nota ...

                                               

Elie Ducommun

Elie Ducommun was a Swiss peace activist. He won the 1902 Nobel Peace Prize, which he shared with Charles Albert Gobat. Ducommun was born in Geneva Switzerland on December 19, 1833. Ducommun worked as a tutor, language teacher, journalist and a t ...

                                               

Albert Gallatin

Abraham Alfonse Albert Gallatin was a Swiss-American ethnologist, linguist, politician, diplomat, Congressman, and the longest-serving United States Secretary of the Treasury. He was also a founder of New York University.

                                               

Dana Andrews

Dana Andrews was an American movie actor. He was one of the most famous Hollywood actors during the 1940s. He was known for his role in The Best Years of Our Lives. Andrews died from pneumonia and heart failure caused by Alzheimers disease, aged 83.

                                               

Carol Arthur

Carol Arthur was an American actress. She was known for appearing in many comedy movies produced by Mel Brooks. Arthur was born in Hackensack, New Jersey. Her career began in 1971 and she retired in 2004. Her best known role was as Harriet Johnso ...

                                               

Besmilr Brigham

Besmilr Brigham was an American poet. She also wrote short stories. Brigham was born Bess Miller Moore in Pace, Mississippi. She graduated from Mary Hardin-Baylor College now University of Mary Hardin–Baylor in Belton, Texas. After that, she stud ...

                                               

Glen Campbell

Glen Travis Campbell was an American musician, singer and actor. He was born in Billstown, Arkansas. Almost all of his solo works have been in the country music genre. Before his solo career, he played guitar on rock and pop music records, includ ...

                                               

Peter Falk

Falk was born in Manhattan on September 16, 1927. He was Jewish. He grew up in Ossining, New York. He earned a degree in political science from the New School for Social Research. He then earned his Masters degree in public administration at Syra ...

                                               

Pat Harrington, Jr.

Daniel Patrick Pat Harrington, Jr. was an American voice, stage, and television actor. He was best known for his role as building Superintendent Schneider on the CBS sitcom One Day at a Time. He won an Emmy Award for the role. Harrington was born ...

                                               

Rita Hayworth

Margarita Carmen Cansino, usually called Rita Hayworth, was an American actress of Spanish and Irish origin who became famous as the greatest sex symbol of the 1940s.

                                               

Katherine Helmond

Katherine Marie Helmond was an American film, theater and television actress and director, who portrayed Emily Dickinson on Meeting of Minds, as well as fictional characters, for which she was best-known, such as Jessica Tate on Soap, Mona Robins ...

                                               

Charles K. Kao

The Honourable Sir Charles Kuen Kao, GBM, KBE, FRS, FREng was a Chinese-born Hong Kong, American and British electrical engineer and physicist. He helped discover the development and use of fiber optics in telecommunications. Kao was awarded the ...

                                               

B.B. King

B.B. King was an American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter. Rolling Stone magazine said that King was the third "Greatest Guitarist of All Time" in 2003.

                                               

Allen Klein

Allen Klein was an American businessman. He studied to become an accountant, and made his living as the business manager of many celebrities, musicians in particular. Klein was born in Newark, New Jersey and was of Hungarian Jewish descent. He ma ...

                                               

Mell Lazarus

Mell Lazarus was an American cartoonist. He was born in Brooklyn, New York. He was best known as the creator of two comic strips, Miss Peach and Momma. He wrote two novels. For his comic strip Pauline McPeril, he used the pseudonym Fulton, which ...

                                               

Russ Meyer

Russell Albion "Russ" Meyer was an American movie director, producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor, actor and photographer. Meyer is known writing and directing on a series of successful low-budget sexploitation movies that featured camp ...

                                               

Otto Preminger

After moving from the theatre to Hollywood, he directed over 35 feature movies in a 50 year career. He rose to fame for his stylish movie mysteries such as Laura 1944 and Fallen Angel 1945. In the 1950s and 1960s, he directed a number of high-pro ...

                                               

Mae Questel

Mae Questel was an American movie, television, stage, and voice actress who is known for her voice role as Betty Boop. And as Aunt Bethany in the Comedy / Slapstick show National Lampoons Christmas Vacation She was born in New York City, New York ...

                                               

Sugar Ray Robinson

Sugar Ray Robinson was an American boxer. He won the welterweight and middleweight world championships. Many boxing historians rank Robinson as the best boxer who ever lived.

                                               

Sargent Shriver

Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr. was an American politician who was the first director of the Peace Corps from 1961 until 1966, then he was the first director of the OEO from 1964 until 1968, and was the 21st ambassador to France from 1968 until 1970. ...

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Pino - logical board game which is based on tactics and strategy. In general this is a remix of chess, checkers and corners. The game develops imagination, concentration, teaches how to solve tasks, plan their own actions and of course to think logically. It does not matter how much pieces you have, the main thing is how they are placement!

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