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The Giving Pledge

The Giving Pledge is a campaign to encourage extremely wealthy people to contribute a majority of their wealth to philanthropic causes. As of May 2019, the pledge has 204 signatories, either individuals or couples, from 22 countries, though some ...

Elijah Aboab Cardoso

Elijah Aboab Cardoso was a philanthropist and founder of the Hamburg synagogue. He lived in that city in the first half of the seventeenth century. He was descended from the Spanish - originally Portuguese - Cardoso family, and was one of the fir ...

Henriette Marie Meyer

Henriette Marie Meyer was a Jewish Canadian philanthropist who was known as Lady Davis after her husband, Mortimer Davis, was knighted in 1917.

David de Graham of Kincardine

Sir David de Graham of Kincardine was a 13th-14th century Scottish noble. David was the son of Patrick de Graham of Kincardine and Annabella de Strathearn. He fought with his father at the Battle of Dunbar on 27 April 1296, where he was captured ...

Henry St Clair

Sir Henry St Clair of Rosslyn was a 13th-14th century Scottish noble. Henry was the son of William St Clair and Amicia de Roskelyn. He fought at the Battle of Dunbar on 27 April 1296, where he and his father William were captured and he became a ...

Ingram de Umfraville

Sir Ingram de Umfraville was a Scottish noble who played a particularly chequered role in the Wars of Scottish Independence, changing sides between England and Scotland multiple times, throughout the conflict.

Akinsemoyin

Oba Akinsemoyin reigned as Oba of Lagos from around 1704 to 1749. His father was Oba Ado and his siblings were Erelu Kuti and Oba Gabaro, whom he succeeded. According to the Justice J. O. Kassim tribunal of inquiry report of 19 September 1978, th ...

Ologun Kutere

Ologun Kutere reigned as Oba of Lagos from around the 1780s to around 1803. He succeeded Oba Eletu Kekere who reigned between 1775 and 1780. "Ologun" is the Yoruba word for "War General". Ologun Kutere was the product of the marriage between Erel ...

Pragati Singh

Pragati Singh is an activist and leader towards the Indian asexual and community, featured in the BBCs list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2019.

Beth Clement

Beth Clement is a fictional character from British Channel 4 soap opera, Hollyoaks, played by Sinead Moynihan. Beth first appeared as a student at Hollyoaks Community College, studying for a nursing degree and was later involved in an accidental ...

Maureen Johnson (Heinlein character)

Maureen Johnson Smith Long, most often referred to as Maureen Johnson, is a fictional character in several science fiction novels by American writer Robert A. Heinlein. She is the mother, lover and eventual wife of Lazarus Long, the longest-livin ...

Lazarus Long

Lazarus Long is a fictional character featured in a number of science fiction novels by Robert A. Heinlein. Born in 1912 in the third generation of a selective breeding experiment run by the Ira Howard Foundation, Lazarus becomes unusually long-l ...

Laura Palmer

Laura Palmer is a fictional character in the Twin Peaks franchise. She is portrayed by Sheryl Lee and was created by the series creators David Lynch and Mark Frost. She first appears in the ABC original series Twin Peaks. A high school student wh ...

Tammy Winslow Randall

Tammy Winslow Randall is a fictional character from the CBS daytime soap opera Guiding Light. The character is the daughter of Cassie Winslow and her ex-husband, Rob Layne. Tammy took her stepfathers last name when he adopted her. Two actresses h ...

Bradley Foster

Bradley first appeared in Charnham in April 2004, as the former boyfriend of Melanie Costello. Bradley had taken a gap year in Australia the year previous, and returned to the UK to live with his mother, Sharon. Chrissy, Melanies mother tried to ...

Herbert (Family Guy)

John Herbert, nicknamed Herbert the Pervert ", is a fictional character in the animated television series Family Guy. He is voiced by Mike Henry, who also created the character. Herbert is a World War II veteran who is an elderly neighbor of the ...

Victor Lord

Victor Dalby Lord is a fictional character and patriarch of the Lord family from the American soap opera One Life to Live. An original protagonist on the series, Victor is introduced in the first episode as the preeminent mass media magnate of fi ...

Bo (Lost Girl)

Bo is the protagonist of Lost Girl, the Canadian supernatural drama television series that premiered on Showcase on September 12, 2010, and ran for five seasons. Bo is a superhuman bisexual succubus. The character is portrayed by Anna Silk. In th ...

Alan Mac Clyde

Alan Mac Clyde is the pseudonym of two different French authors of pornographic novels, the first active in the 1930s, the second in the 1950s. Alan Mac Clyde, Edith Kindler, Joan Spanking and Jean de La Beuque fils are pseudonyms for the author ...

Expatica

Expatica is an online news and information portal that specifically serves English-speaking expatriates and the international community. It was founded by Canadian Bram Lebo in 2000. Expaticas content has always been produced and managed by expat ...

Jerry Krause (missionary)

Jerry Krause is an American pilot who served for 22 years with Mission Aviation Fellowship as a missionary in Mali and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, after which he remained in Mali to work for the Sahel Aviation Service. On April 7, 2013, ...

Castaway

A castaway is a person who is cast adrift or ashore. While the situation usually happens after a shipwreck, some people voluntarily stay behind on a deserted island, either to evade captors or the world in general. A person may also be left ashor ...

Castaway depot

A castaway depot is a store or hut placed on an isolated island to provide emergency supplies and relief for castaways and victims of shipwrecks. A string of depots were built by the New Zealand government on their subantarctic islands in the lat ...

Marguerite de La Rocque

Marguerite de La Rocque de Roberval was a French noblewoman who spent some years marooned on the Ile des Demons while on her way to New France. She became well known after her subsequent rescue and return to France; her story was recounted in the ...

Chilean frigate Lota (1866)

Lota was a Chilean frigate owned by Federico Peede. During the War of the Pacific she was operated by the Chilean Navy and was part of the expedition of Patricio Lynch to Pisco and Paracas in 1880. After the war she was handed back to her owner. ...

Rose-Noelle

Rose-Noelle was a trimaran that capsized at 6am on June 4, 1989 in the southern Pacific Ocean off the coast of New Zealand. Four men survived adrift on the wreckage of the ship for 119 days.

Wager Mutiny

The Wager Mutiny was the mutiny of the crew of the British war ship HMS Wager after she was wrecked on a desolate island off the south coast of Chile in 1741. The ship was part of a squadron commanded by George Anson and bound to attack Spanish i ...

Abduction of Dua Mangi

Dua Mangi is a Karachi woman who was abducted on November 30, 2019 outside a restaurant in Defense House Authority. She was safely returned home one week later.

Kidnapping of Colleen Stan

Colleen J. Stan is an American woman who was kidnapped and held as a sex slave by Cameron and Janice Hooker in their Red Bluff, California, home for over seven years, between 1977 and 1984. At Cameron Hookers trial, Stans experience was described ...

Jack Teich kidnapping

The 1974 kidnapping of Jack Teich in Kings Point, New York, resulted in the largest ransom being paid in the United States up to that point. The subsequent criminal cases led to financial compensation and freedom for the primary suspect. Teich wa ...

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency is an agency within the United States Department of Defense whose mission is to recover missing personnel who are listed as Prisoners of War, or Missing In Action, from designated past conflicts and from coun ...

Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office

The Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office, as part of the United States Department of Defense, was an organization that reported to the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy through the Assistant Secretary of Defense. DPMO provided cent ...

Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command

The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command was a joint task force within the United States Department of Defense whose mission was to account for Americans who are listed as Prisoners of War, or Missing in Action, from all past wars and conflicts. It w ...

Missing People

Missing People is a national organisation in the United Kingdom that offers assistance to people who run away and/or go missing and their families. It is a registered charity under English law.

Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

The Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons is an agency within the United States Department of State charged with investigating and creating programs to prevent human trafficking both within the United States and internationally. The ...

Parents and Abducted Children Together

Parents and Abducted Children Together is an international non-profit organisation which specialises in fighting international child abduction and in helping law enforcement agencies find missing children.

Polly Klaas Foundation

The Polly Klaas Foundation is a 501 public charity organization devoted to preventing crimes against children, assisting in the recovery of missing children, and lobbying for legislative assistance. The foundation was formed October 23, 1993 to s ...

Texas EquuSearch

Texas EquuSearch is a search and rescue organization dedicated to searching for missing persons. It has increasingly become involved in high-profile abduction cases, including that of Natalee Holloway, working through local law enforcement agenci ...

Voice for Baloch Missing Persons

The Voice for Baloch Missing Persons is a Non-governmental organization claiming to represent family members of the people who have been subject to enforced disappearance in Pakistans province of Balochistan. VBMP records data on enforced disappe ...

Disappearance of Royal Marine Alan Addis

Alan Addis was a British serviceman who disappeared in mysterious circumstances in August 1980 while serving with the Royal Marines in the Falkland Islands. It was initially suggested that Addis had drowned in an accident, but it is now widely be ...

James Jenkins Simpson

James Jenkins Simpson was a British entomologist and marine biologist who worked in West Africa and Turkey. Son of a gardener from Elgin, he studied at Elgin West End School and Aberdeen Free Church Training College before graduating M.A. from Ab ...

Accolon

Accolon is a knight character in Arthurian legends. He appears in French romances and Le Morte dArthur, and in subsequent modern works based on the Arthurian cycle.

Afaon fab Taliesin

According to Welsh tradition, Afaon fab Taliesin was the son of the bard Taliesin and a member of King Arthurs retinue. He appears both in the Welsh Triads and in the medieval Arthurian tale Breuddwyd Rhonabwy.

Anguish of Ireland

King Anguish of Ireland is a mythological character in the stories of King Arthur. He is the father of Iseult, and one of Arthurs early enemies in the chronicles. After Arthur defeats him he acknowledges Arthurs supremacy, but later becomes embro ...

Sir Balin

Sir Balin le Savage, also known as the Knight with the Two Swords, is a character in the Arthurian legend. Like Sir Galahad, Sir Balin is a late addition to the medieval Arthurian world. His story, as told by Thomas Malory in Le Morte dArthur, is ...

King Ban

Ban is the King of Benwick or Benoic in Arthurian legend, specifically the Lancelot propre of the Vulgate Cycle. He is the father of Sir Lancelot and Sir Hector de Maris, the brother of King Bors, and an early ally of King Arthur.

Black Knight (Arthurian legend)

The Black Knight appears in various forms in Arthurian legend. Perhaps the first mention of a Black Knight by name is in Raoul de Houdencs La Vengeance Raguidel early 13th century, where Noir Chevalier is first mentioned in line 633. Brunor the B ...

Black Knight (comics character)

The Black Knight is the alias of several fictional characters appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The first is a medieval Knight created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist Joe Maneely. The second is a supervillain desc ...

Black Knight (Sir Percy)

Sir Percy of Scandia, also known as the original Black Knight, is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He was a medieval knight created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist Joe Maneely.

Carantoc

Saint Carantoc, also anglicized as Carantock and by other spellings, was a 6th-century abbot, confessor, and saint in Wales and the West Country. He is credited with founding Llangrannog, Ceredigion, Wales and St Carantocs Church, Crantock. His n ...