Died On September 25th

Discover the most famous people who died on September 25. The list includes people like John Bonham, Edward Said, Arnold Palmer, Erich Maria Remarque, Wangari Maathai. Famous personalities featured on this list, include poets, mathematicians, spiritual & religious leaders and soldiers and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & Italy and many more countries.
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John Bonham
(Drummer of Rock Band Led Zeppelin)
John Bonham
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 31, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Redditch, England, UK
Died: 1980

John Bonham was an English drummer and songwriter. Considered one of the most influential and greatest rock drummers in history, Bonham was part of the world-renowned rock band Led Zeppelin. He influenced several drummers like Joey Kramer, Dave Grohl, Ian Mosley, Neil Peart, and Tommy Lee among other famous drummers. Bonham is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee.

 2 
Arnold Palmer
(American Professional Golfer and One of the Greatest and Most Charismatic Players in the Sport’s History)
Arnold Palmer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 10, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2016

Arnold Palmer was an American golfer who won 62 PGA Tour titles in a career spanning over 60 years. Nicknamed The King, Palmer is considered one of the most charismatic and greatest players in the history of professional golf. He is seen as the first superstar who helped popularize the sport in the television age, which started in the '50s.

 3 
José Fernández
(Cuban-American Professional Baseball Pitcher)
José Fernández
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 31, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santa Clara, Cuba
Died: 2016

José Fernández was a Cuban-American baseball player who played for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball from 2013 to 2016. Renowned for his skills as a pitcher, José had four pitches in his armory: a four-seam fastball, a slurve, a changeup, and a sinker. He died at the age of 24 when a speedboat, which he was piloting, crashed.

 4 
Andy Williams
(American Singer, Actor and Record producer)
Andy Williams
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 3, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wall Lake, Iowa, United States
Died: 2012
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 5 
Harald Hardrada
(King of Norway (1046 to 1066))
Harald Hardrada
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Birthdate: 1015 AD
Birthplace: Ringerike
Died: 1066

Harald Sigurdsson, or Harald, was the king of Norway from 1046 to 1066. He also made an aim for the Danish throne and the English throne. He was a mercenary and a military leader before taking over as the king. His death marked the end of the Viking Age.

 6 
Don Adams
(Actor Best Known for his Role in the Series 'Get Smart')
Don Adams
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Birthdate: April 13, 1923
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: 2005
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 7 
Mary Astor
(American Actress Known for Her Role as 'Brigid O’Shaughnessy' in the Film 'Maltese Falcon')
Mary Astor
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Birthdate: May 3, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Quincy, Illinois, United States
Died: 1987

Mary Astor was an American actress best remembered for her portrayal of Brigid O'Shaughnessy in the 1941 film noir The Maltese Falcon. During an illustrious career that spanned several decades, Mary Astor overcame personal difficulties and achieved great success, eventually winning an Oscar under the Best Supporting Actress category for her performance in the 1941 drama film The Great Lie.

 8 
Wangari Maathai
(The First African Woman to Receive 'Nobel Peace Prize')
Wangari Maathai
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ihithe, Kenya
Died: 2011

Wangari Maathai was a Kenyan environmental, social, and political activist. She achieved popularity after becoming the first African woman to be honored with the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize. She is credited with founding a non-governmental organization called The Green Belt Movement (GBM), which focuses on women's rights and environmental conservation.

 9 
Erich Maria Remarque
(German Writer Best Known for His Novel ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’)
Erich Maria Remarque
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 22, 1898
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Osnabrück, Germany
Died: 1970

German novelist Erich Maria Remarque is best remembered for his landmark novel All Quiet on the Western Front. Born in the late 1890s, he was conscripted into the German Imperial Army during World War I. His wartime experiences later motivated him to write what would become his seminal work. He also authored many other poignant novels.

 10 
Aurelian
(Emperor)
Aurelian
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Birthdate: September 9, 0214
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria
Died: 0275

Roman emperor Aurelian ruled from 270 to 275. His military triumphs reunited the Roman Empire and put an end to the Crisis of the Third Century. He built the Aurelian Walls in Rome. Known as the Restitutor Orbis, he defeated the barbarian armies of the Goths and the Alamanni.

 11 
Philip I of Castile
(King of Castile)
Philip I of Castile
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Birthdate: July 22, 1478
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bruges, Belgium
Died: 1506

Philip the Handsome, son of Roman emperor Maximilian I, served as the Duke of Burgundy from 1482 to 1506 and then as the first Habsburg King of Castile, as Philip I, in 1506. Also known as the Fair, Philip died of typhoid fever in September 1506, although many suspected poisoning.

 12 
Walter Pidgeon
(Former Actor who starred in The Bad and the Beautiful and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea)
Walter Pidgeon
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Birthdate: September 23, 1897
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint John, Canada
Died: 1984
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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John B. Watson
(Psychologist)
John B. Watson
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Birthdate: January 9, 1878
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Travelers Rest, South Carolina, United States
Died: 1958

John B. Watson was the first to introduce the theory of behaviorism to psychology. He believed human behavior, like animal behavior, should be studied under objective and experimental conditions. One of his experiments included conditioning the fear of white rats into an 11-year-old boy he named Little Albert.

 14 
Rod Temperton
(Musician, Singer)
Rod Temperton
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 9, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England
Died: 2016
 15 
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
(One of the Greatest Indian Playback Singers of All Time)
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 4, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India
Died: 2020

S. P. Balasubrahmanyam was an Indian playback singer, music director, actor, television presenter, film producer, and voice-over artist. Widely regarded as one of the most gifted singers of his generation, Balasubrahmanyam received six National Film Awards in an illustrious singing career that spanned more than five decades. He was posthumously honored with the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second-highest civilian award.

 16 
Hugo Black
(Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)
Hugo Black
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 27, 1886
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ashland, Alabama, United States
Died: 1971
 17 
Emily Post
(Novelist)
Emily Post
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 27, 1872
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baltimore
Died: 1960
 18 
Edward Said
(American Professor of Literature and Founder of the Academic Field of Postcolonial Studies)
Edward Said
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 1, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mandatory Palestine
Died: 2003
 19 
Max Fleischer
(Animator)
Max Fleischer
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 19, 1883
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
Died: 1972
 20 
Agnes von Kurowsky
(American Nurse and Ernest Hemingway's Lover)
Agnes von Kurowsky
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 5, 1892
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1984

Agnes von Kurowsky was an American nurse who served during the First World War in an American National Red Cross hospital in Milan. She is credited with inspiring Ernest Hemingway's character Catherine Barkley in his 1929 novel A Farewell to Arms. Agnes von Kurowsky and Ernest Hemingway's love story was portrayed in the 1996 movie In Love and War.

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M. Scott Peck
(Psychiatrist)
M. Scott Peck
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: May 22, 1936
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2005
 22 
Tony Booth
(Actor, Soldier)
Tony Booth
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 9, 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: 2017
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Urie Bronfenbrenner
(Psychologist who is most known for his ecological systems theory)
Urie Bronfenbrenner
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Birthdate: April 29, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 2005
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Johann Heinrich Lambert
(Mathematician who Proved that π is Irrational)
Johann Heinrich Lambert
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 26, 1728
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mulhouse, France
Died: 1777

Johann Heinrich Lambert was a Swiss polymath whose contributions to the fields of physics, mathematics, map projections, astronomy, and philosophy are considered important by many scholars. He is credited with introducing hyperbolic functions into trigonometry. He is also credited with inventing a hygrometer, which is used to measure the quantity of water vapor in soil and air.

 25 
Lewis Milestone
(American Film Director, Producer and Screenwriter)
Lewis Milestone
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Birthdate: September 30, 1895
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chișinău, Moldova
Died: 1980
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Jean Shepard
(Singer-Songwriter)
Jean Shepard
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 21, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, United States
Died: 2016
 27 
Leopold III of Belgium
(King of Belgium from 1934 to 1951)
Leopold III of Belgium
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Birthdate: November 3, 1901
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: 1983

Belgian king Leopold III was despised by his countrymen for surrendering Belgium to the Germans during World War II. After being imprisoned by the Germans near Brussels, he went to Austria, and went back to Belgium later, only to be faced by a civil war that forced him to abdicate.

 28 
Julius Fučík
(Composer)
Julius Fučík
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 18, 1872
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Town, Prague, Czech Republic
Died: 1916

Legendary Czech composer Julius Fučík, also known as the Bohemian Sousa, initially played the bassoon for the Austro-Hungarian Regiment and then bagged a job with the German opera theater in Prague. His best-known marches include the Florentine March and Entrance of the Gladiators. He spent his final years in Berlin.

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Archduke Joseph Francis of Austria
(Archduke)
Archduke Joseph Francis of Austria
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 28, 1895
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brno, Czechia
Died: 1957
 30 
Jeff Cooper
(Officer, Author, Journalist, Sport shooter, Writer)
Jeff Cooper
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 10, 1920
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Died: 2006
 31 
Alejandra Pizarnik
(Argentine Poet)
Alejandra Pizarnik
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Avellaneda, Argentina
Died: 1972
Argentine poet Alejandra Pizarnik had initially focused on painting and had then worked for various publishing houses in Paris. She was best known for her poem collections, such as The Musical Hell, and prose works, such as The Bloody Countess. She unfortunately committed suicide at age 36.
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Francisco Suárez
(Leading Theological and Philosophical Light of Spain’s Golden Age)
Francisco Suárez
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 5, 1548
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Granada, Spain
Died: 1617

Spanish Jesuit priest, philosopher, and theologian Francisco Suárez was born to an affluent lawyer and had initially studied law. However, he joined the Jesuits later, following which he taught philosophy and theology. Known for writing Disputationes Metaphysicae, he was a prime figure of the School of Salamanca movement.

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R. S. Thomas
(Welsh Poet and Anglican Priest)
R. S. Thomas
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 29, 1913
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales
Died: 2000

One of the most prominent modern Welsh poets, R. S. Thomas is remembered for his cold style of depicting the reality of his country. Born to a sailor, he grew up in port towns and grew up to become an Anglican priest. Many of his poems contain the character Iago Prytherch.

 34 
Elizabeth Van Lew
(Abolitionist Known for Operating a Spy Ring for ‘Union Army’ During the ‘American Civil War’)
Elizabeth Van Lew
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 12, 1818
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Died: 1900

American abolitionist Elizabeth Van Lew is best-known for developing and running an extensive and efficient spy-ring for Union Army during American Civil War. She was the first person in Richmond who raised the US flag in the city after it fell to US forces in April 1865. She later served as Postmaster General of Richmond and modernized the city's postal-system.

 35 
Miller Huggins
(Baseball player)
Miller Huggins
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 19, 1879
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: 1929
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 36 
Robert W Floyd
(Computer scientist)
Robert W Floyd
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 8, 1936
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 2001
 37 
Pope Clement VII
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Birthdate: May 26, 1478
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: 1534

Pope Clement VII was head of the Catholic Church from 1523 to 1534. He also served as the ruler of the Papal States and is considered the most unfortunate of the popes as his reign was marked by military, political, and religious struggles. Despite his troubled papacy, Pope Clement left a remarkable cultural legacy, having commissioned artworks by personalities like Michelangelo.

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Viktor Schauberger
(Forester, Inventor, Writer)
Viktor Schauberger
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 30, 1885
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Schwarzenberg am Böhmerwald
Died: 1958

Austrian forest caretaker, naturalist, pseudoscientist, biomimicry experimenter, inventor and philosopher, Viktor Schauberger came up with his own concepts based on his observations of nature. He mentioned in the Implosion magazine that the propeller was incorrectly designed by the aeronautical and marine engineers.

 39 
Jacob Schiff
(German-born American Banker & Philanthropist Who Financed the Expansion of American Railroads)
Jacob Schiff
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 10, 1847
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Frankfurt
Died: 1920

Jacob Schiff was a German-born American banker, philanthropist, and businessman. He is credited with financing the expansion of American railroads. Jacob Schiff also played an important role during the Russo-Japanese War where he helped finance the Japanese military efforts.  

 40 
César Manrique
(Spanish Artist, Sculptor and Architect)
César Manrique
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Birthdate: April 24, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Arrecife, Spain
Died: 1992

Spanish artist, sculptor, and architect César Manrique had dropped out of his architecture school because he didn’t like its technical regulations. He later studied painting in Madrid. His creations in Lanzarote, such as the Jameos del Agua and his own house, mingle effortlessly with the volcanic formations of the Canary Islands.

 41 
Franco Modigliani
(Italian-American economist and the recipient of the 1985 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics.)
Franco Modigliani
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Birthdate: June 10, 1918
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 2003

Best known for co-developing the Modigliani–Miller theorem, Nobel Prize-winning economist Franco Modigliani initially studied law. Son of a Jewish physician in Italy, he fled the fascist rule of his country and moved to the U.S., and later served MIT as a professor. He also laid down the life-cycle hypothesis.

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Paul Ehrenfest
(Austrian Theoretical Physicist Who Made Major Contributions to the Field of Statistical Mechanics)
Paul Ehrenfest
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 18, 1880
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1933

Paul Ehrenfest was an Austrian-Dutch theoretical physicist. A close associate of Albert Einstein, whom he had met during his visit to Prague in 1912, Ehrenfest frequently hosted Einstein in Leiden where he was serving as a professor. Paul Ehrenfest is best remembered for his work in the field of statistical mechanics.

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Marion Zimmer Bradley
(Writer)
Marion Zimmer Bradley
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 3, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
Died: 1999
 44 
Arthur Lyon Fremantle
(Military officer)
Arthur Lyon Fremantle
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 11, 1835
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: United Kingdom
Died: 1901
 45 
Alicia de Larrocha
(Spanish Composer and Pianist)
Alicia de Larrocha
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 23, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Died: 2009
 46 
Eugenie Schumann
(Pianist)
Eugenie Schumann
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 1, 1851
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Düsseldorf, Germany
Died: 1938

Born to pianist parents Robert and Clara Schumann, Eugenie Schumann grew up to be not just a fine pianist but also an author, who had penned her memoir, The Schumanns and Johannes Brahms. It is believed, she was in a long-term lesbian relationship with Austrian singer Marie Fillunger.

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Jan Triska
(Best Known for His Films 'Lunacy', 'Rád' and 'Up and Down')
Jan Triska
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Birthdate: November 4, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Prague, Czechoslovakia
Died: 2017

Czech-born actor Jan Triska, who later moved to the US, was know for his roles in films such as Ronin, Lunacy, and Up and Down. The 3-time Czech Lion-nominated actor moved back to the Czech Republic after the 1989 Velvet Revolution. He also delivered an award-winning performance in a production of King Lear.

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William Sims
(Admiral)
William Sims
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 15, 1858
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Port Hope, Canada
Died: 1936
 49 
Jacques MacDonald
(Military leader)
Jacques MacDonald
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 17, 1765
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: France
Died: 1840
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Lota de Macedo Soares
(Architect)
Lota de Macedo Soares
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: March 16, 1910
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1967