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    Bob Dylan, American Singer-songwriter   Bob Dylan, American Singer-songwriter
Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, artist, and writer. He has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates fr...
 
    Otis Redding, Soul Singer   Otis Redding, Soul Singer
Otis Ray Redding was an influential American deep soul singer, probably best known for his posthumous hit single, "(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay." According to the website of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (where he was inducted in 1989), Redding'...
 
    Ken Saro-Wiwa, Nigerian Author   Ken Saro-Wiwa, Nigerian Author
Ken Saro-Wiwa was a Nigerian author, journalist, government official and political organizer who was brutally executed by the Nigerian dictatorship in response to a very successful campaign to challenge that government, Shell Oil Co. and the British...
 
    Gunpei Yokoi, Creator Game Boy   Gunpei Yokoi, Creator Game Boy
Yokoi was one of the most important figures in the history of the Nintendo video game company. While employed there, Yokoi designed the Game Boy handheld game console and improved the D-Pad, the cross-shaped multi-directional input device found on mo...
 
    Kim Jong-il, Leader of North Korea   Kim Jong-il, Leader of North Korea
Kim Jong-il is the leader of Democratic People's Republic of Korea, a position he has held since 1994. Officially he is the Chairman of the National Defense Commission of North Korea, Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army, and General Secreta...
 
    Muhammad Yunus, Banker to the Poor   Muhammad Yunus, Banker to the Poor
Professor Dr. Muhammad Yunus is a Bangladeshi banker and economist. He is the developer and founder of the concept of microcredit, the extension of small loans to entrepreneurs too poor to qualify for traditional bank loans. Yunus is also the founder...
 
    John Lennon   John Lennon
John Winston Ono Lennon has been exhumed in print more than any other popular musical figure, including the late Elvis Presley, of whom Lennon said that he "died when he went into the army". Such was the cutting wit of a deeply loved and sadly missed...
 
    Lynn Margulis, American Biologist   Lynn Margulis, American Biologist
Lynn Margulis was an American biologist and University Professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She developed a theory of the origin of eukaryotic organelles, and contributed to the endosymbiotic theory,...
 
    Ridley Scott, Director   Ridley Scott, Director
Scott began his feature film directing career with The Duellists, which brought him the Jury Prize at the 1978 Cannes Film Festival. His second film was the breakthrough hit Alien which won an Academy Award® for Special Effects. This was followed by...
 
    Philip Glass, American Composer   Philip Glass, American Composer
Philip Glass is an Academy Award-nominated American composer. His music is frequently described as minimalist, though he prefers the term theatre music. He is considered one of the most influential composers of the late-20th century and is widely ack...
 
    Saddam Hussein, President of Iraq   Saddam Hussein, President of Iraq
Saddam Hussein was the fifth President of Iraq, serving in this capacity from 16 July 1979 until 9 April 2003. Saddam formally rose to power in 1979, although he had been the de facto head of Iraq for several years prior. He suppressed several mov...
 
    The 14th Dalai Lama   The 14th Dalai Lama
His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people. He was born in a small village called Takster in northeastern Tibet. Born to a peasant family, His Holiness was recognized at the age of t...
 
    Richard Wurman, TED Conferences   Richard Wurman, TED Conferences
Richard Saul Wurman is an architect and graphic designer. He is considered a pioneer in the practice of making information understandable. He has written and designed over 80 books and created the TED conferences (with which he is no longer associate...
 
    Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll   Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll
Elvis Aaron Presley was an American singer, musician, and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as "the King of Rock and Roll", or simply, "the King". Born in Tupelo, Mississippi...
 
    Jane Goodall, British Primatologist   Jane Goodall, British Primatologist
Dame Jane Morris Goodall, is a British primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and UN Messenger of Peace. Considered to be the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees, Goodall is best known for her 45-year study of social and family interactions of...
 
       
         



 
 
         
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