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Crime of Cuenca

The crime of Cuenca consisted of a series of judicial miscarriages and police misconduct that involved torture and prison sentences for the accused, for a crime that never existed. The alleged crime related to the disappearance of a shepherd in t ...

Juan de Agramonte

Juan de Agramonte was a sailor from Catalonia thought to have possibly travelled to Newfoundland, Canada in 1511. Because of Englands ever increasing voyages to the New World, Spain became concerned by English intrusions into her territories, and ...

Jose Sanz Aguado

In the 1930s Jose Sanz Aguado was one of the strongest chess players in Spain. Jose Sanz Aguado played for Spain in the Chess Olympiad: In 1931, at reserve board in the 4th Chess Olympiad in Prague +3, =1, -11. He participated in Spanish Civil Wa ...

Angel Ribera Arnal

Angel Ribera Arnal was a Spanish chess player, Spanish Chess Championship silver medalist, Catalan Chess Championship winner.

Placido Soler Bordas

Placido Soler Bordas was one of the strongest chess players in Spain at the turn of the 1920s and 1930s. He two times won Catalan Chess Championship 1924, 1931. Also Placido Soler Bordas won silver medal in Catalan Chess Championship 1926. He was ...

Alonso de Escobar y Caceres

Alonso de Escobar y Caceres was a Spanish military, Conquistador, Alcalde, Regidor and Lieutenant governor of Asuncion and Buenos Aires.

Alonso de Cardenas (ambassador)

Alonso de Cardenas was the Spanish ambassador to London during the English Commonwealth. He was tasked with negotiating a potential alliance between Spain and the English Republic, but the talks stalled. He rejected several demands from Oliver Cr ...

Maria Concepcion Garcia Gainza

Maria Concepcion Garcia Gainza is a Spanish art historian, educator and writer. She is Professor Emeritus at the University of Navarre. She is also a corresponding academic at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando and the Academy de Sant ...

Maria Segui Gomez

Maria Segui Gomez is a Spanish physician and Public Health expert. She led the Directorate-General for Traffic until she resigned over an accusation of conflict of interest which was later found to be groundless.

Iudila

Iudila or Judila was a Visigoth who carried out a rebellion against King Sisenand soon after the latter had overthrown Suinthila. Knowledge of him comes from two coins with the inscription "Iudila Rex". According to Caroline Humphrey, he was of J ...

Carlos Rodriguez Lafora

Dr. Carlos Lafora worked as a doctor and surgeon. He was one of the strongest chess players in Spain at the turn of the 1920s and 1930s. In 1921, Carlos Lafora ranked 3rd in chess tournament in Zaragoza. Carlos Lafora was famous for his collectio ...

Jose Vilardebo Picurena

Jose Vilardebo Picurena was a Spanish chess player, Spanish Chess Championship bronze medalist, three-times Catalan Chess Championship winner.

Juan Planck

Juan Planck was a fifteenth-century German cleric turned printer who became a founder of the printing business in Iberia.

Eugenio de Salazar

Eugenio de Salazar was a Spanish explorer who crossed the Atlantic ocean in Spanish ship in the 16th century. De Salazar made the journey with his wife and family in 1573, just 81 years after Christopher Columbus.

List of Sri Lankans by educational institution

List of St. Thomas College alumni List of St. Anthony’s College, Kandy alumni List of St Peters College, Colombo alumni

Gamini Abeysekera

Dr Gamini Abeysekera was the former Chairman of National Savings Bank, an economist and former UNICEF representative in Bangkok and advisor to the Prime Minister of Thailand.

Dilani Abeywardana

Dilani Perera Abeywardana), is a retired actress in Sri Lankan cinema, theater and television. Started her career in 1990s, she is best known for the dramatic roles in films Juriya Mamai, Sujatha and Chandani.

Susantha Chandramali

Abeysiri Narayana Susantha Chandramali Wanigaratne), popularly as Susantha Chandramali, is an actress in Sri Lankan cinema, theater and television. She is best known for the dramatic roles in Charulatha, Sujatha and Kande Gedara.

Sampath Lakmal de Silva

Sampath Lakmal de Silva was a Sri Lankan Freelance press and television journalist specialising in defense articles and wrote for various publications including Irudina, Lakbima, Sathdina and TNL and he also worked for various television channels ...

Francis de Zoysa

Sir Francis Sreenath de Zoysa Abeysiriwardena, KC was a Ceylonese lawyer and statesmen. He was a member of the State Council of Ceylon and a President of the Ceylon National Congress.

Tim Horshington

Timothy Navaratnam Horshington was a pioneering broadcaster of Radio Ceylon, the oldest radio station in South Asia. Horshington was one of the earliest Tamil announcers to be appointed to the panel of announcers in the 1950s by Livy Wijemanne an ...

Diocese of Kurunegala

The Diocese of Kurunegala is a diocese of the Church of Ceylon. The See was erected in 1950 from that of Diocese of Colombo, as one of two dioceses of the Church of England in Ceylon. In September 2017 Keerthisiri Fernando, the Archdeacon of Nuwa ...

M. Nallathambi

M. Nallathambi "!a Tamil poet who is popular for translating Sri Lankan national anthem into Tamil Language which is an official language of the country along with Sinhala language. Translation was accepted officially from 1950 and being used in ...

Mariathas Manojanraj

Mariathas Manojanraj was a minority Sri Lankan Tamil distributor for the Tamil newspaper Thinakkural from Jaffna, Sri Lanka. He was killed by a mine which exploded when he went to collect newspapers for distribution on 27 July 2006 in Navakeeri n ...

Niranjani Shanmugaraja

Niranjani Shanmugaraja also known as Niranjani Shanmugarajah, is a Sri Lankan award-winning actress in Sri Lanka cinema. She also works as a television host in Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation.

Pearl Ondaatje

Pearl Ondaatje was a pioneer of Radio Ceylon, the oldest radio station in South Asia. She was one of the radio stations first female newsreaders and a presenter of radio programs, including programs for women listeners of the radio station. Pearl ...

Udaya Ranawaka

Prof Udaya Ranawaka is a Senior Consultant Neurologist to the North Colombo Teaching Hospital, Ragama and Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya,

Allen Ratnayake

Allen Ratnayake was an early Sri Lankan singer and musician. Ratnayake sang for various Record labels like HMV and Columbia and scholars and musicians like Gunapala Perera used to mention his name among the other famous artists in the gramophone ...

Anil Samarasekera

Anil Parakrama Samarasekera is the current Serjeant-at-Arms of the Sri Lankan Parliament. Samarasekera was educated at Royal College, Colombo. He joined the Sri Lanka Navy as a Cadet Officer receiving his training at the Naval and Maritime Academ ...

Shiv Kumar Saroj

Shiv Kumar Saroj was a popular announcer with the Hindi Service of Radio Ceylon, the oldest radio station in South Asia. Saroj helped establish the radio station as the leader of the airwaves right across the Indian sub-continent. Millions of lis ...

S. Sriskandarajah

Sriskandarajah was educated at Manipay Hindu College and Colombo Hindu College. He received a Master of Laws degree from the University of the West Indies, Barbados.

A. R. Surendran

Surendran was the son of Arumugam Ratnavadivel. He was educated at Jaffna Central College between 1963 and 1974. He later studied at the University of Brussels, graduating with a LL.M. degree in international and comparative law. He carried out r ...

Chandrabose Suthaharan

Chandrabose Suthaharan was a minority Sri Lankan Tamil editor of the Tamil magazine, Nilam, and he also wrote for other Tamil news media. He had earlier worked for Virakesari. He was shot and killed on April 16, 2007, in Thirunavatkulam in Vavuniya.

Premini Thanuskodi

Premini Thanuskodi was a minority Sri Lankan Tamil women who was working as a Chief Accountant for Tamils Rehabilitation Organisation, a legally registered charity in Sri Lanka, when she was kidnapped on 30 June 2006 and was later raped and murde ...

S. J. Walpita

S.J. Walpita, CCS was a Sri Lankan civil servant and Diplomat. He was the former Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Industries & Fisheries and Vice Chancellor of University of Ceylon, Peradeniya. He was also Ceylons Ambassador to the Federal Repu ...

Darfur Peace and Development Organization

Darfur Peace and Development Organization is a small Darfurian-run nonprofit organization, based in the United States, that works toward reconciliation in the Darfur region of Sudan. DPDO is committed to promoting and restoring peace and sustaina ...

Diffa Arabs

Diffa Arabs is the Nigerien name given to Arab nomadic tribespeople living in eastern Niger, mostly in the Diffa Region. In 2006, approximately 150.000 and accounting for less than 1.5% of the Nigers population, the Diffa Arabs are in fact the we ...

Mustapha Mahmoud Park Massacre

The Mustapha Mahmoud Park Massacre denotes a 2005 incident in Cairo, in which dozens of Sudanese asylum seekers were killed. The civil wars in Sudan that have been taking place on and off since 1955, the subsequent destabilization and economic co ...

Sudanese Australians

Sudanese Australians are people of Sudanese ancestry living in Australia. The 2011 census recorded 19.369 people born in Sudan. Of these, the largest number were living in the state of Victoria, followed by New South Wales, Western Australia and ...

Sudanese in Norway

According to Statistics Norway, as of 2016, there are a total 3.697 immigrants from Sudan living in Norway. Of those, 622 individuals were born in Norway to immigrant parents.

Sudanese Iraqis

Sudanese Iraqis came to Iraq in the 20th century as workers, as the Sudanese had to various countries of the Persian Gulf. Research in the 1980s indicated that "almost all" the Sudanese in Iraq identified themselves as "skilled labourers, mechani ...

Sudanese in the United Kingdom

Sudanese in the United Kingdom including Sudanese-born immigrants to the UK and their British-born descendants are an extremely diverse national group, especially in terms of political and religious views. It is thought that the UK is home to the ...

Abd al-Qadir II

Abd al-Qadir II was a ruler of the Kingdom of Sennar. According to James Bruce, he was the son of Unsa I, whom Bruce describes as "a weak and ill-inclined man" While he was ruler of Sennar, Emperor Susenyos of Ethiopia sent to Abd al-Qadir a naga ...

Amara Dunqas

Amara Dunqas was the first ruler of the Kingdom of Sennar, which he ruled from 1504 - 1533/4. According to James Bruce, he founded the city of Sennar, after the Wad Ajib had been defeated by the Funj in a battle near Arbaji moved the seat of gove ...

Badi I

Badi I, also known as Badi el Kawam, was a ruler of the Kingdom of Sennar. During his reign, Sennar was at peace with its neighbor, Ethiopia. The Ethiopian Royal Chronicles mention that Emperor Susenyos of Ethiopia responded to the gift Badis pre ...

Badi III

Badi III, or Badi el Ahmar, was a ruler of the Kingdom of Sennar. James Bruce includes in his account of Ethiopia the translation of a letter the Ethiopian Emperor Tewolfos sent him dated 21 January 1706, wherein he addresses him as "king Badi, s ...

Badi VII

Badi VII was the last ruler of the Kingdom of Sennar. Badi offered no resistance to Ismail Pasha, who had led the khedive army of his father up the Nile to his capital at Sennar. Alan Moorhead repeats Frederic Cailliauds impression of Badi, that ...

Rabat I

Rabat I was a ruler of the Kingdom of Sennar. According to James Bruce, he was the son of Badi I. He intrigued in Ethiopian politics a number of times. Early in his reign he detained the Coptic bishop Abba Yeshaq, who had passed through Sennar on ...

Abraham of Makuria

Abraham was ruler of the Nubian kingdom of Makuria. According to Severus of El Ashmunein, upon the death of king Simon, Zacharias the son of king Merkurios then appointed Abraham, "a valiant youth attached to the palace" to succeed Simon. 1 Howev ...

Adikhalamani

Adikhalamani was a Kushite King of Meroe dating to the 2nd century BCE. Adikhalamani was the successor of King Arqamani and was later succeeded by a king whose name has only partially survived: mrt. He is said to be contemporary with an Egyptian ...