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Abul Qasim Husayn ibn Ruh al-Nawbakhti

Abu al-Qasim al-Husayn ibn Ruh Nawbakhti was the third of the Four Deputies appointed by the twelfth Imam of Twelver Shias, Hujjat-Allah al-Mahdi during the Minor Occultation. He was a native of Qum who migrated to Baghdad during the time of Uthm ...

Jehan dAbundance

Jehan dAbundance is the pseudonym of a French poet and author of farces. He also signed his works with the pen names Maistre Tyburce or Tyburce Dyariferos. He wrote several moralities, mysteries and farces including La Cornette, his most famous w ...

Don A. Adamson

Don A. Adamson, Macquarie University, was an Australian biologist who died in 2002. He grew up in the Australian bush where he lived his early childhood before moving with his parents to Sydney. Don was educated at Sydney University in biological ...

Percy Adamson

Percy Adamson was an early twentieth-century American soccer player who was captain of the Brooklyn Field Club when it won the 1914 National Challenge Cup. Adamson played for Brooklyn Field Club as early as 1910. On May 16, 1914, Adamson scored t ...

Ibrahim Hassan Addou

Addow was the head of the Foreign Affairs department for the Islamic Courts Union ICU of Somalia. He lived in the United States and worked as an administrator at the American University in Washington, D.C., before returning to his native Somalia ...

Abdulkareem Adisa

Abdulkareem Adisa was a Nigerian major-general who was military governor of Oyo State during the military regime of Major-General Ibrahim Babangida. He was convicted for involvement in an attempted coup against military head of state General Sani ...

Æthelwold (bishop of Carlisle)

Æthelwolds name and the fact that he owned lands in Yorkshire suggests that Æthelwold was of English birth, and not a Norman. He was an Augstinian canon who first served King Henry I of England as his confessor. Sometime about 1122, he persuaded ...

Anderson Agiru

Anderson Pawa Agiru was a Papua New Guinean politician. He was the Governor of Southern Highlands Province from 1997 to 2002 and 2007 to 2012 and the Governor of Hela Province from its creation in 2012 until his death. His position had been dispu ...

Hugh Aglionby

Aglionby was a Member of Parliament for Carlisle in 1545. He held the office of a Comptroller of the mint from 8 March 1542 to 25 March 1544. He was a clerk of the council to Queen Catherine Parr twice, the first one by September 1544, and the se ...

Camillo Agrippa

Camillo Agrippa was a noted fencer, architect, engineer and mathematician of the Renaissance. He is considered to be one of the greatest fencing theorists of all time.

M. C. Ahamed

M.C. Ahamed was a Sri Lankan politician, a former Member of Parliament for Kalmunai electorate and former chairman of Kalmunai town council. A close ally of the Late Srimavo Bandaranayake under the SLFP Government. He was a strong member of the S ...

Tom Ahearne

Tom Ahearne was an Irish rugby international. He won one cap in the 1899 Home Nations Championship helping Ireland to win the first game of their Triple Crown against England on 4 February 1899 played at home at Lansdowne Road. In the game, a goo ...

Golam Mostafa Ahmed

Ahmed was elected to Parliament from Gaibandha-1 in March 2017 in a by-election as a Bangladesh Awami League candidate. The by-elections were called after the incumbent Manjurul Islam Liton was assassinated.

Lou Ahrens

Louis "Lou" Ahrens was an American soccer forward who spent his entire career in the St. Louis Soccer League. Ahrens played for Wellstones from at least 1927 until 1929. He scored ten goals for Wellstones during the 1928-1929 season, tying him fo ...

Daniel Alolga Akata Pore

Daniel Alolga Akata Pore is a Ghanaian politician and former soldier. He was a member of the Provisional National Defence Council which ruled Ghana following the military coup detat on 31 December 1981. He was arrested along with others including ...

Rohitha Neil Akmeemana

Brigadier Rohitha Neil Akmeemana RSP, USP was an officer in the Sri Lanka Army attached to the Gemunu Watch Regiment. The last command held by him was as a Brigade Commander attached to the 54 Division during the SL army withdrawal from Elephant ...

Ishaya Mark Aku

Ishaya Mark Aku was Nigerian Minister of Sports in the first cabinet of President Olusegun Obasanjo. He died in a plane crash in Northern Nigeria.

Hammud al-Shufi

Hammud al-Shufi was a Syrian politician, and is mostly known for his short stint as Regional Secretary of the Regional Command of the Syrian Regional Branch of the Arab Socialist Baath Party in the early-to-mid 1960s.

Albubather

Abu Bakr al-Hassan ibn al-Khasib, also al-Khaseb, Albubather in Latin, was a Persian physician and astrologer of the 9th century. He wrote in Persian and Arabic and is best known for his work De nativitatibus which was translated into Latin by Ca ...

Ali Aswad al-Jiburi

Ali Aswad al-Jiburi also known as by his nom de guerre as Abu Ayman al-Iraqi, was an ISIL commander and Shura council member killed on 18 May 2016 by an airstrike in northern Iraq.

Turab Ali

Turab Ali was a Pakistani professional footballer, who was dubbed as "Wall of China", "Pillar of Hercules” during his hey days in the 1960s.

Abdulla Alishayev

Abdulla Telman Alishayev was a Russian Dagestani journalist and writer. Alishayev was the television host of a popular mainstream Islamic television station in the Republic of Dagestan, a multi-ethnic Russian republic within the Caucasus region.

Robert Allen (poet)

Robert Allen completed his military service, and after gaining farm experience at a farm near Prendwick 11 miles west of Alnwick, Northumberland, moved in 1950 to Redesmouth Farm, Redesmouth, near Bellingham, which was owned by his father Colonel ...

Thomas Alleyn (3rd Master of Dulwich College)

He was born in Willen, Buckinghamshire, the son of John Alleyn, cousin of Edward Alleyn. He remained unmarried thus meeting Edward Alleyns requirements as laid out in the Deed of Foundation of the College of Gods Gift in Dulwich that the Master a ...

Almaas Elman

Almaas Elman was a Somali-Canadian humanitarian aid worker, the eldest daughter of a prominent family of humanitarian aid-workers. Her parents were Elman Ali Ahmed and Fartuun Adan. She, her mother and her sisters emigrated to Canada in the early ...

Peter F. B. Alsop

Peter Findon Bethune Alsop was an Australian engineer and historian from Geelong, Victoria. He was responsible for researching and preserving many important road bridges and historic buildings in Geelong and the Victorian Western District. Alsop ...

J. Leon Altemose

James Leon Altemose was an American developer and contractor, active in the Valley Forge, Pennsylvania area in the late 20th century. Altemose is known for disputes over his use of non-union employees on a construction project to build Valley For ...

Alvaro Herrameliz

Alvaro Herrameliz, was a Spanish noble and the count of Lantaron and of Alava in the region that today would be considered the Basque Country in northern Spain.

Amarashilpi Jakanachari

Jakanachari was born in a small village called Kaidala, 9 km from Tumkur, Karnataka. The original name of the town as per records was Kridapura. His life was one of love and dedication to art. His career began when Nripa Haya ruled as a local chi ...

Amir Suri

Amīr Sūrī was the king of the Ghurid dynasty from the 9th-century to the 10th-century. He was a descendant of the Ghurid king Amir Banji, whose rule was legitimized by the Abbasid caliph Harun al-Rashid. Amir Suri is known to have fought the Saff ...

Valentim Amões

Valentim Amões was an Angolan politician and businessman. Born in Huambo Province, he was a member of the Central Committee of the Peoples Movement for the Liberation of Angola MPLA, having defected from UNITA. He was killed along with 12 other p ...

Death of Kugan Ananthan

Kugan Ananthan was a person Royal Malaysian Police detainee who died in the police lock-up while under arrest for suspicion of alleged car robbery. Kugans family had to forcefully break into the morgue where Kugns body was kept stated they believ ...

Abu Nabil al-Anbari

Wissam Najm Abd Zayd al-Zubaydi, better known by his noms de guerre Abu Nabil al Anbari, Abul Mughirah al Qahtani or Abu Yazan al-Humairi was a commander in the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and the leader of its Libyan branch. Al-Anbari w ...

Andrew of Crete (martyr)

For the archbishop of the same name, see Andrew of Crete. Saint Andrew of Crete is a martyr of the Christian Church. A fervent iconophile, he was executed in the Forum Bovis of Constantinople at the orders of Emperor Constantine V in 766 or 767, ...

Bob Andrews (rugby league)

Bob Andrews was an Australian rugby league footballer who played in the 1940s. He played for Western Suburbs and Parramatta as a centre. He was the inaugural captain of Parramatta and a foundation player of the club.

Mir Aneesuddin

Dr. Mir Aneesuddin, son of Mir Hasanuddin, was a geologist at Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, President of Islamic Academy of Sciences, an author and an orator. Aneesuddin was one of the first to research on Quran and science, his articl ...

Mustafa al-Ansari

Mustafa Abdulkader Aabed al-Ansari was a Saudi national who organized and died in the 2004 Yanbu attack in Saudi Arabia. He was also the son-in-law of Yemeni al Qaeda operative Ahmad Mohammad Ali al-Hada. During the 1990s he fought in Afghanistan ...

Mariano Araneta

Mariano V. Araneta, Jr. is a Filipino sports executive, businessman and retired footballer. Araneta formerly played for the Philippines national football team. He is the current President of the Philippine Football Federation and a member of the ...

Radulfus Ardens

Radulfus Ardens was a French theologian and early scholastic philosopher of the 12th century. He was born in Beaulieu, Poitou. He is known for his Summa de vitiis et virtutibus or Speculum universale universal mirror. It is in 14 volumes and is a ...

Braulio Arellano Dominguez

Braulio Arellano Dominguez was a Mexican drug trafficker who was one of the founders the Mexican criminal organization known as Los Zetas with other military men in the late 1990s. He joined the Mexican Army in 1993, but deserted six years later ...

Juan Carlos Argeñal

Juan Carlos Argeñal Medina was a Honduran journalist who was assassinated in December 2013 at age 43 in the town of Danli, Honduras. He was the third TV journalist killed in that country in 2013.

Argrim

Argrim was one of the rival bishops of Langres following the disputed election of 888. He was the uncontested bishop after 899 until his retirement in 910. Before becoming bishop he was a monk of Saint-Benigne de Dijon. The death of bishop Geilo ...

Alan Arkey

Arkey began his first grade career in 1951. Arkey was a member of the Norths teams in the 1950s where the club made the preliminary finals in 1952 and 1953 but lost to South Sydney and in the semi-finals in 1954 where they lost to St George. In t ...

Sergio Arredondo

Sergio Arredondo Gonzalez was a Chilean general who participated in the Caravan of Death in 1973 in Chile. He was the second in command to Sergio Arellano Stark who led the Caravan of Death. This death squad went out immediately following a succe ...

Jon Arthur

For the Pensacola, Florida radio personality, see Jon Arthur. Jonathan Arthur Goerss, known as Jon Arthur, was an American entertainer. As Big Jon Arthur, he was the host of the Saturday morning childrens radio series Big Jon and Sparkie. Sparkie ...

Glen Ash

Glen Ash, also billed as Glenn Ash, was an American actor and comedian. In 1948 Glen Ash was stationed in Tokyo, Japan, with the 16th Communication Squadron as a lineman and repairman. He was a corporal in the United States Air Force. He began to ...

Howard Ashley

Howard Ashley was a Scottish architect practicing in Malaya since 1952. He has worked for the Public Works Department of Malaysia for 11 years.

Atticus of Constantinople

Atticus was the archbishop of Constantinople, succeeding Arsacius of Tarsus in March 406. He had been an opponent of John Chrysostom and helped Arsacius of Tarsus depose him, but later became a supporter of him after his death. He rebuilt the sma ...

Falani Aukuso

Falaniko "Falani" Iosefo Aukuso was the deputy director general of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community. Aukuso was a native of Tokelau. He served as the Tokelauan director of education. He later worked as a diplomatic officer with the New Ze ...

Samuel Austin the younger

Samuel Austin the younger, poetical writer, inherited little of his fathers humility, and seems, indeed, to have been an arrant coxcomb. He became a commoner of Wadham College, Oxford, in 1652, took his BA degree in 1656, and afterwards migrated ...