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    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...
 
    Brigitte Bardot   Brigitte Bardot
Brigitte Bardot is a French actress and model, daughter of an industrialist. Also known simply as BB ("Bri-Bri" in childhood) she is considered the embodiment of the 1950s "sex kitten." Bardot starred with Trintignant in Vadim's film And God Creat...
 
    Yuri Gagarin, 1st Man in Space   Yuri Gagarin, 1st Man in Space
Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut. He was the first human being to journey into outer space, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on April 12, 1961. Gagarin became an international celebrity, and was awa...
 
    Ulrike Meinhof, Co-founder Red Army Faction   Ulrike Meinhof, Co-founder Red Army Faction
Ulrike Marie Meinhof (7 October 1934 – 9 May 1976) was a German left-wing militant. She co-founded the Red Army Faction (Rote Armee Fraktion) in 1970 after having previously worked as a journalist for the monthly left-wing magazine konkret. She was a...
 
    Bob Moog, Inventor of the Synthesizer   Bob Moog, Inventor of the Synthesizer
What would the world of modern music be like without the inventions of Bob Moog? One answer would be: very boring. 1964 : Bob Moog’s namesake analog synthesizers have affected popular music in ways he might not have expected back in 1954 when he bega...
 
    Anton Geesink, World Judo Champion   Anton Geesink, World Judo Champion
Antonius "Anton" Johannes Geesink was a Dutch 10th-dan judoka. He was a three-time World Judo Champion (1961, 1964 and 1965) and Olympic Gold Medalist (1964). He was 6'6" (1.98m) tall and at one time weighted 320 pounds (145 kg). He was born in Utrec...
 
    Umberto Eco   Umberto Eco
Back in the 1970s, long before the cyberpunk era or the Internet boom, an Italian academic was dissecting the elements of codes, information exchange and mass communication. Umberto Eco, chair of semiotics at the University of Bologna, developed a wi...
 
    Dieter Rams, Industrial Designer   Dieter Rams, Industrial Designer
Dieter Rams is a German industrial designer closely associated with the consumer products company Braun and the Functionalist school of industrial design. Rams once explained his design approach in the phrase "Weniger, aber besser" which freely trans...
 
       
         



 
 
         
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