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Ahmet Kurt Pasha

Ahmet Kurt Pasha was an Albanian pasha and the founder and the first ruler of the Pashalik of Berat, a semi-autonomous area within the Ottoman Empire. He descended from the Muzaka family, which in the late Middle Ages had founded the Lordship of ...

Giovanni Renesi

Giovanni Renesi was an Albanian military captain and mercenary from Rrence, Shkoder, part of the Kelmendi tribe. Giovanni Renesi, or Gjon, served Venice and was known for having tried to initiate uprisings against the Ottomans in between 1607-161 ...

Tanush Thopia

Tanush Thopia or Tanusio Thopia was an Albanian nobleman and one of the closest collaborators of George Kastrioti Skanderbeg. Thopia descended from the Thopia family that converted from Orthodox Christianity to Catholicism. In 1444, together with ...

Yacine Benalia

Yacine Benalia was an Algerian-born, British Islamist militant who allegedly participated in the Beslan school hostage crisis in September 2004. Whether he truly participated is unclear, as he was also reported killed in Chechnya in March 2004, s ...

Hiempsal I

Hiempsal I, son of Micipsa and grandson of Masinissa, was a king of Numidia in the late 2nd century BC. Micipsa, on his deathbed, left his two sons, Adherbal and Hiempsal, together with his cousin, Jugurtha, joint heirs of his kingdom. Sallust cl ...

American Citizens Abroad

American Citizens Abroad is a qualified, Section 501 organization organized as a Delaware corporation. Its sister organization, American Citizens Abroad Global Foundation, is a qualified Section 501 organization. Together, referred to as ACA, it ...

Americans living in Saudi Arabia

There is a sizable community of Americans living in Saudi Arabia. Most work in the oil industry and in the construction and financial sectors. Westerners, including Americans, move here for tax-free salaries and live in housing compounds with lux ...

Americans and Canadians in Chile

American Chileans and Canadian Chileans are among roughly 300.000 Chileans of North American ancestry. 19th century settlement land speculation deals brought tens of thousands of Americans to Chile with the rest of Central and South America.

Americans in Ecuador

Americans in Ecuador consists of immigrants and expatriates from the United States to Ecuador mostly retirees. It is estimated that about 5.000 to 10.000 American expatriates now live in the country.

New Texas

New Texas was a colony established in São Paulo, Brazil by remnants of the Confederacy after their surrender in the American Civil War. The New Texas colonys leader was Frank McMullen. The colonists were shipwrecked on the coast of Cuba during th ...

Anastasia Synn

Anastasia Synn is sideshow stunt performer and magician, and also a transhumanist and biohacker and cyborg rights activist. She is married to magician and comedian The Amazing Johnathan, whom she also manages.

Hank Pellissier

Pellissier wrote 22 articles for HplusMagazine in 2009-2010. In 2011 he wrote 30 articles for IEET.org - the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. Seven of his articles placed in the Top 12 in 2011 hits. In 2012 he was appointed the Man ...

Willis J. Johnson

Born in 1947, Johnson received his early education from a high school in California, United States. Johnson then joined the Army and served a year-long tour in Vietnam which earned him a Purple Heart. Johnson is conservative in politics, and supp ...

Tamir Sapir

Tamir Sapir ; 1946/1947 – September 26, 2014) was an American businessman and investor from the former Soviet republic of Georgia who made millions bartering fertilizer and oil with the Soviets in the 1980s; he took most of his money and put it i ...

Fred Stanback

Fred Stanback is a billionaire and philanthropist from the United States. Stanback inherited a large fortune from his familys headache powder business. Stanback has donated large sums of money to environmental groups but has also funded anti-immi ...

Dan and Farris Wilks

Dan Howard Wilks and Farris Cullen Wilks, also known as the Wilks Brothers, are American petroleum industry businessmen. The brothers established Wilks Masonry in 1995. They went on to found an early hydraulic fracking company, Frac Tech, in 2002 ...

Ziff brothers

Dirk, Robert and Daniel Ziff, known as the Ziff brothers, are the sons of American publishing magnate William Bernard Ziff Jr. and Barbara Ingrid Beitz. They inherited the family fortune in 1994 and formed Ziff Brothers Investments.

American Men and Women of Science

American Men and Women of Science is a biographical reference work on leading scientists in the United States and Canada, published as a series of books and online by Gale. The first edition was published began in 1906, originally named American ...

Dictionary of American Biography

The Dictionary of American Biography was published in New York City by Charles Scribners Sons under the auspices of the American Council of Learned Societies. The dictionary was first proposed to the Council in 1920 by historian Frederick Jackson ...

Encyclopedia of American Biography

Encyclopedia of American Biography, a biographical encyclopedia, by John A. Garraty and Jerome L. Sternstein This encyclopedia, published by Harper & Row in 1974, "is more than a storehouse of information.It is also a compendium of informed opini ...

International Society of Business Leaders

The International Society of Business Leaders is an international registry of business professionals, executives, and esteemed alumni from leading universities and institutions spanning the globe;

The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography

The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography is a multi-volume collection of biographical articles and portraits of Americans, published since the 1890s. The primary method of data collection was by sending questionnaires to subjects or their r ...

Dictionary of Virginia Biography

The Dictionary of Virginia Biography is a multivolume biographical reference work published by the Library of Virginia that covers aspects of Virginias history and culture since 1607. The work was intended to run for a projected fourteen volumes, ...

Whos Who Among American High School Students

Whos Who Among American High School Students was a web site and publication that listed what it claimed were high school students "who have excelled in academics, extracurricular activities and community service." It is now shut down due to bankr ...

Whos Who in Nebraska

Whos Who in Nebraska, 1940 is a Whos Who book first published by the Nebraska Press Association in Lincoln, Nebraska. According to its "Foreword," the publication includes "life sketches of men and women who have achieved distinction in the field ...

Marquis Whos Who

Marquis Whos Who or is an American publisher of a number of directories containing short biographies. The books are usually titled Whos Who in. followed by some subject, such as Whos Who in America, Whos Who of American Women, Whos Who in the Wor ...

A Woman of the Century

A Woman of the Century: Fourteen Hundred Seventy Biographical Sketches, Accompanied by Portraits of Leading American Women, in all Walks of Life is a compendium of biographical sketches of American women. It was published in 1893 by Charles Wells ...

Martin Maher (Parks Commissioner)

Before becoming the Brooklyn Parks Commissioner, Maher served as chief of staff for 18 years in the Parks Departments Brooklyn office. Maher began his career as a park ranger and enforcement officer, working as a beach supervisor and inspector at ...

Unknown Scout

The Unknown Scout was an anonymous member of The Boy Scout Association in the United Kingdom whose good turn inspired William D. Boyce to form the Boy Scouts of America.

William Verbeck

William Verbeck was a Dutch–American educator and soldier. He served as head of the St. Johns Military Academy in New York. He also served as Adjutant General of New York, commander of the New York National Guard from June 1, 1910, to January 1, ...

Babs Simpson

Babs Simpson April 9, 1913 – January 7, 2019) was an American magazine editor. She is best known for her 25-year tenure at Vogue as a fashion editor.

Charles P. Roland

Charles Pierce Roland is an American historian and professor emeritus of the University of Kentucky who is known for his research field of the American South and the U.S. Civil War. Roland was a Captain in the United States Army and a World War I ...

Nawar al-Awlaki

Nawar "Nora" al-Awlaki was an eight-year-old American of Yemeni descent who was killed on January 29, 2017 during the Raid on Yakla, a commando attack ordered by U.S. President Donald Trump. Conducted in southern Yemen, the raid was an attack on ...

Death of Gabriel Granillo

On June 6, 2006, a teenage MS-13 gang member named Gabriel Granillo was stabbed to death at Ervan Chew Park, in the Neartown district in Houston, Texas. His killer, Ashley Paige Benton, underwent a criminal murder trial which resulted in a hung j ...

Death of Logan Marr

Logan Marr was a female child who died in foster care on January 31, 2001. Marrs mother was Christy M. Baker a.k.a. Christy Marr, later known as Christy Reposa, and Christy Darling. She was a teenager at the time of Logans first birthday. In 1996 ...

Connor Michalek

Connor Michalek was a WWE fan who received considerable media attention after a social media campaign for him to meet his hero and favorite professional wrestler, Daniel Bryan. He later met Bryan and other WWE performers a number of times. Michal ...

Silcock Family

The Silcock Family is a family from Huntington Beach, California, United States, consisting of many adopted, disabled boys and two parents, now divorced. As of March 2008, the Silcock Family had adopted 59 sons. They have recorded music and one e ...

Doug Carter

Doug Carter is a fictional character from the British soap opera Hollyoaks, played by PJ Brennan. Brennan initially appeared as Doug in the programmes online spin-off series Hollyoaks: Freshers, before his debut in the main show on 13 September 2 ...

Mr. Hook

Mr. Hook is the title character of a series of predominantly black-and-white American animated cartoon shorts produced between 1943 and 1945 during World War II for the US Navy. The series ran for 4 shorts and was mainly produced by Warner Bros. ...

Little Orphant Annie

Little Orphant Annie is an 1885 poem written by James Whitcomb Riley and published by the Bowen-Merrill Company. First titled The Elf Child ", the name was changed by Riley to "Little Orphant Allie" at its third printing; however, a typesetting e ...

Pat Magnum

Patrick Denner, nicknamed Pat Magnum is an American private investigator depicted with dark curly hair, beard and moustache, and as an occasional womanizer who lives grotesque adventures.

Mister No

Mister No is an Italian comic book, first published in Italy in 1975 by Sergio Bonelli Editore. Mister No was created by writer Sergio Bonelli artist Gallieno Ferri in Spring 1975. Bonelli published under the pseudonym Guido Nolitta. The regular ...

Peter Rugg

Peter Rugg is a New England literary character who figures in several American short stories and poems. Rugg is a stubborn and angry man, born about 1730. He rides out into a thunderstorm in the year of the Boston Massacre, and is cursed to drive ...

Scorchy Smith

Scorchy Smith was an American adventure comic strip created by artist John Terry that ran from March 17, 1930 to December 30, 1961. Scorchy Smith was a pilot-for-hire whose initial adventures took him across America, fighting criminals and aiding ...

Silly Philly

Silly Philly was the first comic strip by Bil Keane, most noted for the long-running comic The Family Circus. Silly Philly ran from April 27, 1947 to September 3, 1961. In 1947, Keane created the Sunday strip while working for the Philadelphia Bu ...

Bobby Simone

Robert "Bobby" Simone is a fictional character in the television series NYPD Blue. Played by Jimmy Smits he was introduced in the fifth episode of the second season remaining until the fifth episode of the sixth. Simone was introduced to the squa ...

Singapore Sammy

Singapore Sammy is a fictional pulp character written by George F. Worts, primarily for Argosy, one of his primary markets for fiction. The adventures of Sammy Shay are one of the shorter adventure series characters which Worts wrote. Most of Wor ...

Smitty (comic strip)

Smitty was a newspaper comic strip created in the early 1920s by Walter Berndt. Syndicated nationally by the Chicago Tribune New York News Syndicate, it ran from November 29, 1922, to 1974 and brought Berndt a Reuben Award in 1969.

Brenda Starr, Reporter

Brenda Starr, Reporter is a comic strip about a glamorous, adventurous reporter. It was created in 1940 by Dale Messick for the Chicago Tribune Syndicate. Although set in Chicago, Brenda Starr, Reporter initially was the only Chicago Tribune Synd ...

Steve Roper and Mike Nomad

Steve Roper and Mike Nomad was an American adventure comic strip that ran from November 23, 1936, to December 26, 2004. Originally Big Chief Wahoo, the focus and title character of the strip changed over time to Chief Wahoo, Chief Wahoo and Steve ...