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Thampi and Thankachi

The Thampis and Kochammas are the sons and daughters of the maharajahs of Travancore and their morganatic wives belonging to Nair caste and its sub castes. Thampis and Thankachis form a part of the Nair caste and had no title of succession to the ...

Fyodor Baykov

Fyodor Isakovich Baykov was the first Russian envoy to China. For background see History of Sino-Russian relations. Like many later Russian ambassadors to China he left a detailed account of his journey. In 1654 Tsar Alexis sent Baykov to the cou ...

Zakhary Lyapunov

Zakhary Petrovich Lyapunov was a Russian political figure of the early 17th century, brother of Prokopy Lyapunov. In 1605, Zakhary Lyapunov took the side of False Dmitri I. Upon the latters death in 1606, he took part in the Bolotnikov Uprising i ...

Vasily and Andrey Shchelkalov

Vasily Yakovlevich Shchelkalov and Andrey Yakovlevich Shchelkalov were two influential diplomats and heads of the Posolsky Prikaz during the reigns of Ivan the Terrible, Feodor I, and Boris Godunov in Russia.

Shuysky

The Princes Shuysky is a Rurikid Princely family of former boyars descending from Grand Duke Dmitry Konstantinovich of Vladimir-Suzdal and Prince Andrey Yaroslavich, brother to Alexander Nevsky. Their name is derived from the town of Shuya, of wh ...

Heinrich von Staden (author)

Heinrich von Staden was a self-proclaimed "adventurer in Muscovy" and wrote of his accounts at the court of Ivan IV from 1578-1582.

Grigory Valuyev

Grigory Leontyevich Valuyev, also spelt as Voluyev, was a Russian voyevoda, the older of the two sons of Leontiy Valuyev.

John of Dalyatha

John of Dalyatha, commonly known as John Saba and in Syriac Yohannan, was a monk and mystic of the Church of the East. He spent his entire life in Upper Mesopotamia, alternating between coenobitic and eremitic monasticism, with a preference for t ...

John V of Jerusalem

John V was Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem. John V of Jerusalem was the patriarch of Jerusalem during the iconoclastic struggles under the Eastern Roman emperor Leo III the Isaurian as well as the time of persecution in Palestine and Syria ...

Neboulos

Neboulos was a South Slavic or Bulgar military commander in the service of the Byzantine emperor Justinian II, who defected with many of his men to the Arabs during the crucial Battle of Sebastopolis. In 688/9, Justinian II forcibly transplanted ...

Francesco Basilicata

Francesco Basilicata was a 17th-century Italian cartographer and military engineer. Basilicata worked in the service of the Republic of Venice and is known for his maps and drawings of the island of Crete.

Felice Cornicola

Felice Cornicola, also Felicius, was a Byzantine magister militum per Venetiae of Venice in 739. Following the murder of the doge Orso Ipato in 737, the Exarch of Ravenna imposed administration by annual magistri militum on Venice who replaced th ...

Pietro Castrofilaca

Pietro Castrofilaca was a Venetian notary and accountant, His name in Greek language means keeper of the castle, probably born in the city of Candia. Castrofilaca was the secretary of the syndics Zuanne Gritti and Giulio Garzoni. He is known for ...

Stanisa Radonjic

Stanisa Radonjic, known as Stanisa Popov, was a Serbian Orthodox priest, chieftain of the Njegusi tribe, and serdar of the Prince-Bishopric of Montenegro.

Horst Schwirkmann

An engineer, Horst Schwirkmann was responsible for discovering Soviet KGB bugs and recording devices planted in the West German embassy in Moscow during the Cold War. His practise of neutralising electronic bugs by administering an immense voltag ...

No Choe

No Choe was a son of No In who was one of the four members who operated the government of Wiman Joseon.

Wiman of Gojoseon

Wi Man or Wei Man was originally a Chinese military leader from the Han dynasty Kingdom of Yan. When king Lu Wan of Yan was defeated by the Han in 195 BC, Wi Man fled to Gojoseon in north-western Korea and later usurped power from its king in BC ...

Yugoslavs

Yugoslavs or Yugoslavians is a designation that was originally designed to refer to a united South Slavic people. It has been used in two connotations, the first in an ethnic or supra-ethnic connotation, and the second as a term for citizens of t ...

Mohammad Sadiq (painter)

Muhammad Sadiq was a noted artist from 18th century Iran. He was a painter at the court of the Zand ruler Karim Khan. After Karim Khans death, he worked for the Qajar ruler Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar.

Qavam family

The Ghavam family was one of the most influential Iranian families in the Qajar era. They were descendants of Haj Ebrahim Khan Kalantar. Many sources such as British secret documents and Nasser Al Din Shah Qajar himself believed that the family w ...

List of Albanologists

Petro Janura 1911–1983 Rexhep Qosja 1936 Dhimiter Shuteriqi 1915–2003 Petro Zheji 1929–2015 Besim Bokshi 1930–2014 Muzafer Korkuti 1936 Jorgo Bulo 1939–2015 Aleks Buda 1910–1993 Jashar Rexhepagiq 1929–2010 Anton Berisha 1946 Aurel Plasari 1956 Id ...

List of Ghanaian novelists

Ayi Kwei Armah born 1939 P. A. K. Aboagye 1925–2001 Ayesha Harruna Attah born 1983 Kofi Awoonor 1935–2013 Nana Oforiatta Ayim Ama Ata Aidoo born 1940

Sri Lankan independence activist

Sri Lankan independence activists are those who are considered to have played a major role in the Sri Lankan independence movement from British Colonial rule during the 20th century.

Goodlyfe Crew

Goodlyfe Crew is a Ugandan music group with lead performers being singers Moses Radio and Weasel. Moses Radio provided smooth RnB vocals while Weasels contribution is a fusion of reggae, ragga and dancehall vibes. Because of their prominence, Mos ...

List of rulers of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia

This is a list of rulers of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, which from 15 March 1939 until 5 May 1945 comprised the German-occupied parts of Czechoslovakia. It includes both the representatives of the recognized Czech authorities as well ...

Hayhurum

Hayhurum is the name given to Armenian-speaking Christians who are members of the Greek Orthodox Church. Their exact ethnicity was a source of debate. Some of these Armenian speakers, purportedly living in the vicinity of the town of Akn till the ...

History of the Jews in Guernsey

The history of the Jews in Guernsey dates back to well before the events of 1940–5. A London Jew named Abraham was described in 1277 as being from "La Gelnseye". A converted Portuguese Jew, Edward Brampton, was appointed Governor of Guernsey in 1 ...

Druze in Jordan

Druze in Jordan refers to adherents of the Druze faith, an ethnoreligious esoteric group originating from the Near East who self identify as unitarians. The Jordanian Druze people are believed to constitute about 0.5% of the total population of J ...

Palestinian Bahais

Palestinian Bahais are Palestinians who practise the Bahai Faith. The Palestinian Bahais constitute one of the earliest Bahai Faith practitioners due to the fact that two of the holiest Bahai cities, Haifa and Acre are located in places where Pal ...

Palestinian Christians

Palestinian Christians are Christian citizens of the State of Palestine. In the wider definition of Palestinian Christians, including the Palestinian refugees, diaspora and people with full or partial Palestinian Christian ancestry this can be ap ...

Tokelauan people

Tokelauan people are native to Tokelau, an island group in Polynesia, in the Pacific Ocean. In Tokelau, 87.5% of the population are ethnic Tokelauans while the rest of the population are of mixed ethnicity. The native language of the Tokelauans i ...

List of Riverview Old Ignatians

This is a list of Riverview Old Ignatians. "Old Ignatians" are alumni of Saint Ignatius College, Riverview in Sydney, a Roman Catholic school in New South Wales, Australia, run by the Jesuits.

Dagi (Egyptian official)

Dagi was an Ancient Egyptian local official who lived in the First Intermediate Period, around 2100 BC. From his preserved titles and objects it is very likely that he was local governor at Qus, a town in Upper Egypt. Dagi is mainly known from th ...

Kwaku Amoa-Awuah

Kwaku Amoa-Awuah, also known by the name Kwaku Manu, was a Ghanaian politician in the first republic. He was the member of parliament for the Akim Abuakwa East constituency from 1954 to 1965. In 1965, he became the member of parliament representi ...

Kwesi Amoako-Atta

Kwesi Amoako-Atta was a Ghanaian banker and politician. During the first republic, he served as the Minister for Finance from 1964 to 1966. He also served as a member of parliament for the Akim Abuakwa West constituency from 1964 to 1965 and the ...

Robert Okyere Amoako-Atta

Robert Okyere Amoako-Atta was a Ghanaian politician. During the first republic, he served as the Regional Commissioner for the Ashanti Region on three different occasions. He also served as the Minister of Labour and Co-operative from 1960 to 196 ...

William Atia Amoro

William Atia Amoro was a Ghanaian politician in the first republic. He was the member of parliament for the Bongo constituency from 1954 to 1966. While in parliament he served as parliamentary secretary to the Ministry of Education and the Minist ...

Kwaw Ampah

Kwaw Ampah also known by the name Joseph Kwaw Ampah was a Ghanaian trade unionist and politician. He was appointed secretary general of the Trade Union Congress by the then Convention Peoples Party government in June 1964 replacing Magnus George. ...

Timothy Ansah

Timothy Ansah was a Ghanaian educationist and politician. He was a member of parliament for the Tarkwa-Aboso constituency from 1965 to 1966. Prior to entering parliament, he taught in various educational institutions. He was the headmaster for Ns ...

Swinthin Maxwell Arko

Swithin Maxwell Arko was a Ghanaian politician in the first republic. He was the member of parliament for the Agona Nsaba constituency from 1965 to 1966. Prior to entering parliament he was the chairman of the Agona Local Council and later chairm ...

Daniel Emmanuel Asafo-Agyei

Daniel Emmanuel Asafo-Agyei was a Ghanaian politician and merchant. He replaced Cobina Kessie as the member of parliament for the Kumasi North constituency in 1959 when the latter took up a diplomatic appointment as Ghanas ambassador to Liberia. ...

Benjamin Kofi Asamoah

Benjamin Kofi Asamoah was a Ghanaian politician in first republic. He was the member of parliament for the Abetifi constituency from 1965 to 1966. Prior to entering parliament he was the District Commissioner for the Kwahu district and the New Ju ...

Theodore Obo Asare Jnr

Theodore Obo Asare Jnr. was a Ghanaian politician in first republic. He was the member of parliament for the Akan Bowiri constituency from 1965 to 1966. Prior to entering parliament he was the chairman of the Ghana Commercial Bank.

Kingsley Asiam

Kingsley Asiam was a Ghanaian politician in first republic. He was the member of parliament for the Akwapim South constituency from 1954 to 1965 and the member of parliament for the Akropong constituency from 1965 to 1966. Prior to entering parli ...

Nantogma Atta

Nantogma Atta was a Ghanaian politician during the first republic. He was a member of parliament for the Nanum Dagbon constituency from 1954 to 1965. In 1965, he became the member of parliament for the Bimbilla constituency. While in parliament, ...

Patrick Darko Missah

Patrick Darko Missah is a Ghanaian agriculturalist and human resource person. He has been a prison officer since 1989 and was appointed in 2017 by President Nana Akuffo-Addo as the Director General of the Ghana Prisons Service.

Joe Reindorf

Joe Reindorf was a Ghanaian historian, lawyer and politician. He served in the third republic as Attorney General and minister for Justice of Ghana.

Janaprith Fernando

Janaprith Salinda Fernando of Colombo, Sri Lanka, the Colombo Law Society President, serves as the International Commissioner of the Sri Lanka Scout Association and an elected volunteer member of the Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Committee of the W ...

Ishbi-Erra

Ishbi-Erra was the founder of the dynasty of Isin. Ishbi-Erra was preceded by Ibbi-Sin of the third dynasty of Ur in ancient Lower Mesopotamia, and then succeeded by Su-ilisu. According to the Weld-Blundell Prism, Isbi-erra reigned for 33 years a ...

List of Iranian women

Alenush Terian, astronomer Maryam Mirzakhani, mathematician and the first woman to win Fields Medal. Anousheh Ansari, first female space tourist, leading telecommunication entrepreneur, and namesake of the X Prize Saba Valadkhan, American Associa ...