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19th Century World Leaders
Otto von Bismarck (1815 - 1898): Topic
German statesman, known as the Iron Chancellor. Born of an old Brandenburg Junker family, he studied at Göttingen and Berlin, and after holding minor judicial and administrative offices he was elected (1847) to the Prussian Landtag [parliament].
Jefferson Davis (1808 - 1889): Topic
American statesman, President of the Southern Confederacy, b. Fairview, near Elkton, Ky. His birthday was June 3.
Guiseppe Garibaldi (1807 - 1882): Topic
Italian patriot and soldier, a leading figure in the Risorgimento. He remains perhaps the most popular of all Italian heroes of the Risorgimento, and a great revolutionary hero in the Western world.
Ulysses S. Grant (1822 - 1885): Topic
Commander in chief of the Union army in the Civil War and 18th President (1869–77) of the United States, b. Point Pleasant, Ohio. He was originally named Hiram Ulysses Grant.
Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865): Topic
16th President of the United States (1861–65). Born on Feb. 12, 1809, in a log cabin in backwoods Hardin co., Ky. (now Larue co.), he grew up on newly broken pioneer farms of the frontier.
Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919): Topic
26th President of the United States (1901–1909). Of a prosperous and distinguished family, Theodore Roosevelt was educated by private tutors and traveled widely.
William Marcy "Boss" Tweed (1823 - 1878): Topic
US politician; headed the Tweed Ring, a group of Tammany politicians who took control of the financial affairs of New York City about 1870 and misappropriated millions of dollars.
20th Century World Leaders
Idi Amin (1925–2003)
From An African Biographical Dictionary
One of the most notorious contemporary dictators in modern African history.
George H.W. Bush (1924 - 2018): Topic
U.S. Republican politician; vice president of the U.S. (1981-89): 41st president of the U.S. (1989-93).
Adolf Hitler (1889–1945): Topic
Founder and leader of National Socialism (Nazism), and German dictator, b. Braunau in Upper Austria.
San Suu Kyi Aung (1945 - ): Topic
Burmese politician, daughter of Aung San. She was under house arrest (1989-95) for leading the National League for Democracy, a coalition opposed to Burma's oppressive military junta.
Haile Selassie (1892-1975): Topic
Emperor of Ethiopia (1930-36; 1941-74). During the Italian occupation of Ethiopia (1936-41), he lived in exile in England.
Joseph Stalin (1879–1953): Topic
Soviet marshal and politician, born in Georgia; general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party 1922-53; premier of the Soviet Union 1941-53.
Mao Zedong (1893–1976): Topic
Chinese statesman, founder and chairman (1949-76) of the People's Republic of China. Mao was a founder member of the Chinese Communist Party in 1921.
Andrew Carnegie (1835 - 1919): Topic
U.S. steel manufacturer and philanthropist, born in Scotland: endowed public libraries, education, and research trusts.
Walt Disney (1901 - 1966): Topic
US film producer, animator, and pioneer of family entertainment, whose career spanned the development of the motion picture medium, and opened Disneyland, his first theme park.
Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011): Topic
(1955–) Steve Jobs was born in San Francisco, California on 24 February 1955.
John Muir (1838 - 1914): Topic
Explorer, naturalist, and conservationist, born in Dunbar, East Lothian, E Scotland, UK.
Rupert Murdoch (1931 - ): Topic
Australian-born US media magnate, founder and head of News Corporation, formed in 1979, with worldwide interests.
Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1862): Topic
English poet. He was poet laureate 1850-92. His verse has a majestic, musical quality, and few poets have surpassed his precision and delicacy of language.
Oprah Winfrey (1954 - ): Topic
American talk-show host, producer, and actress. Producer and host of The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986-present), Winfrey has also acted in films such as The Color Purple (1985) and Beloved (1998).
Mohandas "Mahatma" Gandhi (1869-1948): Topic
1869-1948, Hindu religious and political leader and social reformer; advocate of passive resistance; leader of Indian self-government movement.
Billy Graham (1918 - 2018)
From The Columbia Encyclopedia
American evangelist, Graham was ordained a minister in the Southern Baptist Church, was the pastor of a Chicago church, and in 1944 became an evangelist for the American Youth for Christ movement.
Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855): Topic
Danish philosopher and religious thinker. Kierkegaard's outwardly uneventful life in Copenhagen contrasted with his intensive inner examination of self and society, which resulted in various profound writings.
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 - 1968): Topic
American clergyman and civil-rights leader.