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George Washington
(1st President of the United States (1789 - 1797))
George Washington
217
Listed In: Leaders
Birth Year: 1732
Birthplace: Westmoreland County, Virginia, United States
Died: 1799

America’s first president, George Washington led the country with integrity, firmness and prudence that made him one of the greatest presidents in American history. He became a national hero before assuming presidency, when he led the Continental Army to victory against the British during the American Revolution.

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Steve Irwin
(Television Celebrity & Wildlife Conservationist Who Died After Getting Stung by a Stingray Barb)
Steve Irwin
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Birth Year: 1962
Birthplace: Victoria, Australia
Died: 2006

Australian Steve Irwin was a world famous, high-spirited, lively host of The Crocodile Hunter television series. A conservationist, he was also part of other shows and documentaries on wildlife and environment. He was known for close encounters with some of the most dangerous and endangered animals in various jungles. He died after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb while filming in Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

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Drew Barrymore
(Actress Known for Her Movies: 'Charlie's Angels', 'Ever After', '50 First Dates' and 'Blended')
Drew Barrymore
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Birth Year: 1975
Birthplace: Culver City, California, United States

Actress, producer, and director Drew Barrymore is daughter of prominent actor, John Drew Barrymore, and was introduced to show business as a baby. In the wake of her early stardom, she went through a difficult phase as a teenager and struggled with drug abuse. She was eventually able to resurrect her career and proceeded to act in many popular films.

 4 
Niki Lauda
(Three-Time Formula One World Drivers' Champion)
Niki Lauda
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1949
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 2019

Austrian Formula One driver and aviation entrepreneur Niki Lauda was a three-time F1 World Drivers' Champion. Considered to be one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time, he was once involved in a near-fatal accident. He founded and ran three airlines as an aviation entrepreneur and also served as the team manager of the Jaguar Formula One racing team.

 5 
Rajon Rondo
(American Basketball Player Who Plays at the Point Guard Position)
Rajon Rondo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States

Rajon Rondo is a popular American professional basketball player who helped Boston Celtics win an NBA championship in 2008. He was an important player for the Boston Celtics, ranking fourth and third in assists and steals, respectively, in the team's history. Currently, an important member of Los Angeles Lakers, Rajon Rondo helped his team win an NBA title in 2020.

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Riyad Mahrez
(French Football Player Who Plays as a Winger)
Riyad Mahrez
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1991
Birthplace: Sarcelles, France

Riyad Mahrez is a professional footballer. He plays for Premier League club Manchester City and the Algerian national team. He began his youth career playing for French club AAS Sarcelles and turned professional in 2009. He represented Algeria at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. In the 2015–16 season, he was named the PFA Players' Player of the Year.

 7 
Jeri Ryan
(Actress)
Jeri Ryan
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Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 8 
Julius Erving
(Basketball player)
Julius Erving
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1950
Birthplace: East Meadow, New York, United States
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 9 
Arthur Schopenhauer
(German Philosopher Best Known for His Work ‘The World as Will and Representation’)
Arthur Schopenhauer
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Birth Year: 1788
Birthplace: Gdańsk, Poland
Died: 1860

Arthur Schopenhauer was a German philosopher. He was among the first Western philosophers to affirm important tenets of Indian philosophy, such as denial of the self and asceticism. Schopenhauer's work has had a tremendous posthumous impact on disciplines like science, literature, and philosophy. His work influenced personalities like Albert Einstein, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Sigmund Freud, George Bernard Shaw, and Leo Tolstoy. 

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Nam Joo-hyuk
(Actor, Model)
Nam Joo-hyuk
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Birth Year: 1994
Birthplace: Busan, South Korea
Nam Joo-hyuk is best known for his award-winning role in the epic film The Great Battle. He began his career as a model and shot to fame with the role of Han Yi-an in the KBS2 series Who Are You: School 2015. He has endorsed Dior Men and Penshoppe
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Jenna Haze
(Pornographic Actress, Director)
Jenna Haze
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Fullerton, California, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Kyle MacLachlan
(Best Known as 'Dale Cooper' in the series 'Twin Peaks')
Kyle MacLachlan
9
Birth Year: 1959
Birthplace: Yakima, Washington, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Lea Salonga
(The First Asian Actress to Receive a Tony Award)
Lea Salonga
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Birth Year: 1971
Birthplace: Ermita, Manila, Philippines

Lea Salonga is a Filipina actress, singer, and columnist. She achieved international fame at the age of 18, when she originated the role of Kim in Miss Saigon, winning the Laurence Olivier Award under the Best Actress in a Musical category. Lea Salonga became the first Asian actress to receive a Tony Award when she reprised the role on Broadway.

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James Hong
(Actor)
James Hong
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Birth Year: 1929
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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James Blunt
(Best Known for His Album "Back to Bedlam," One of the Best-Selling Albums in UK Chart History)
James Blunt
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Birth Year: 1974
Birthplace: Tidworth, Hampshire, England
Five-time Grammy nominee James Blunt topped international charts with his single You're Beautiful. His album Back to Bedlam recorded the highest sales in the U.K. in the 2000s. He is also concerned about climate change and is known for screening the environmental documentary An Inconvenient Truth before his concerts.
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Iliza Shlesinger
(Actress)
Iliza Shlesinger
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Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Bradley Nowell
(Lead Singer and Guitarist Of the Ska Punk Band 'Sublime')
Bradley Nowell
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Listed In: Singers
Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Died: 1996
Bradley Nowell is best remembered as the lead vocalist and guitarist of the punk band Sublime. His dalmatian, Lou Dog, was the band’s mascot and often appeared on stage with the band. Nowell died of a heroin overdose, at 28, at a hotel in San Francisco, while touring with Sublime. 
 18 
Julie Walters
(Actress)
Julie Walters
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Birth Year: 1950
Birthplace: Smethwick
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Paul Lieberstein
(Actor, Writer, Producer)
Paul Lieberstein
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Birth Year: 1967
Birthplace: Westport, Connecticut, United States
A Primetime Emmy Award winner, Paul Lieberstein is best-known as the writer, and as Toby Flenderson on the NBC sitcom The Office. Besides being the writer of the show, he was also the showrunner. Though he didn't know how to act, it took him sometime to nail the role of Toby and the rest is history.
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Colby Covington
(Mixed Martial Artist)
Colby Covington
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Clovis, California, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell
(First Chief Scout of the World-Renowned Scout Movement.)
Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell
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Listed In: Leaders
Birth Year: 1857
Birthplace: Paddington, London, England
Died: 1941
Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell was a British Army officer and first Chief Scout of the world-renowned Scout Movement. He is also credited with co-founding the Guide Association, the national guiding organization of the UK. The recipient of the first Silver Buffalo Award, Robert Baden-Powell was also nominated for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize on many occasions.
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Thomas Jane
(American Actor Known for His Role in the Series 'The Expanse')
Thomas Jane
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Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

An actor known for appearing in the film Deep Blue Sea, Thomas Jane has been active in Hollywood for more than 30 years. He dropped out of high school to pursue acting and struggled for a while. Eventually, he was able to make a name for himself in the entertainment world. Besides acting, he writes comic books. 

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Khalil Mack
(American Football Player)
Khalil Mack
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1991
Birthplace: Fort Pierce, Florida, USA
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Han Hyo-joo
(South Korean Actress)
Han Hyo-joo
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Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea

Han Hyo-joo is a South Korean actress known for playing leading roles in popular TV series like Spring Waltz, Dong Yi, and Brilliant Legacy. Over the years, she has won several prestigious awards like KBS Drama Awards and MBC Drama Awards. Because of her ability to speak Japanese, Han Hyo-joo has appeared in a couple of Japanese films as well.

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Élodie Yung
(Actress)
Élodie Yung
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Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Paris, France
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Rachel Dratch
(Actress, Comedian and Writer Known for Her Role in the TV Show ‘Saturday Night Live’)
Rachel Dratch
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Birth Year: 1966
Birthplace: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Rachel Dratch is an American actress, writer, and comedian. She established herself as a comedian after appearing on Saturday Night Live (SNL), where she played several recurring characters from 1999 to 2006. A multi-talented individual, Rachel Dratch released her autobiographical audiobook titled Girl Walks Into a Bar in 2012.

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Ethan Wayne
(American Actor Known for His TV Series: 'The Bold and the Beautiful' and 'The New Adam-12')
Ethan Wayne
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Birth Year: 1962
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Ethan Wayne, son of actor John Wayne and his third wife, Pilar Pallete, appeared as a child actor in films such as Big Jake. He also worked as a stunt artist, appeared in the 1981 films Longshot and Scream, and played Storm Logan in The Bold and the Beautiful.
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Bruce Forsyth
(Television presenter, Actor, Comedian, Singer)
Bruce Forsyth
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Birth Year: 1928
Birthplace: Edmonton
Died: 2017
Bruce Forsyth soared to fame with the show Sunday Night at the London Palladium and later hosted shows such as The Price Is Right and The Generation Game. He also co-hosted Strictly Come Dancing. Forsyth holds a Guinness record for being the longest-tenured male entertainer on TV. 
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Jonathan Demme
(American film director)
Jonathan Demme
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Birth Year: 1944
Birthplace: Baldwin, New York
Died: 2017
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Sir John Mills
5
Birth Year: 1908
Birthplace: North Elmham, Norfolk, England, UK
Died: 2005

Sir John Mills was an English actor whose career spanned 70 years. During the course of his career, Mills won several prestigious awards, including an Academy Award for his portrayal of Michael in the 1970 epic romantic drama film, Ryan's Daughter. In 2002, he was honored by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts with a BAFTA Fellowship.

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Robert Young
(Actor)
Robert Young
1
Birth Year: 1907
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1998
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Heinrich Hertz
(German Physicist Who Discovered the Existence of Electromagnetic Waves)
Heinrich Hertz
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Listed In: Scientists
Birth Year: 1857
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: 1894

Heinrich Hertz was a German physicist best remembered for proving the existence of electromagnetic waves with conclusive evidence. For his contributions, Hertz has been honored around the world by a number of countries, including Japan, Russia, and Germany. In 1930, the International Electrotechnical Commission established hertz (Hz) as the SI unit for frequency.

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Sheila Hancock
(Actress)
Sheila Hancock
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Birth Year: 1933
Birthplace: Blackgang, Isle of Wight, England, UK
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Christine Keeler
(Models)
Christine Keeler
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Listed In: Fashion
Birth Year: 1942
Birthplace: Uxbridge, Middlesex, England, UK
Died: 2017
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Dichen Lachman
(Known for starring as Katya Kinski in the soap opera Neighbours)
Dichen Lachman
9
Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Kathmandu, Nepal
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Kenneth Williams
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Birth Year: 1926
Birthplace: Islington, London, England
Died: 1988

Kenneth Williams was an English actor. Although he suffered from depression throughout his life, Kenneth Williams continued playing comedy roles for which he was fondly regarded in the British entertainment industry. In 2006, Welsh actor Michael Sheen played Kenneth Williams in the television play Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa, which was inspired by his life and work.

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Timothy Weah
(Professional Soccer Player Who Plays as a Winger)
Timothy Weah
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 2000
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Vijay Singh
(Golfer)
Vijay Singh
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1963
Birthplace: Lautoka, Viti Levu, Colonial Fiji
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Brian Laudrup
(Danish Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Winger / Midfielder)
Brian Laudrup
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Michael Chang
(American Former Tennis Player and the Youngest Ever Male Player to Win a Grand Slam)
Michael Chang
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Hoboken, New Jersey, United States

Michael Chang is an American retired professional tennis player. Chang became the youngest male player in Grand Slam history to win a major title when he won the 1989 French Open at the age of 17. In 2008, he was made an inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Since 2014, Chang has been coaching Japanese player Kei Nishikori.

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Zach Roerig
(Actor)
Zach Roerig
2
Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Montpelier, Ohio, USA
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Shamari Fears
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Listed In: Singers
Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan
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Sheldon Leonard
(Actor)
Sheldon Leonard
1
Birth Year: 1907
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Died: 1997
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Cyrinda Foxe
(Actress, Model)
Cyrinda Foxe
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Birth Year: 1952
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Died: 2002
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Edward Gorey
(American Writer and Artist, Noted for His Own Illustrated Books and Cover Art)
Edward Gorey
1
Birth Year: 1925
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2000
Edward Gorey is known for his pen-and-ink drawings which reflect his arch humor and gothic sensibility. He has published over 100 independent works and illustrated over 50 works by other authors. An iconic figure in gothic culture, Gorey's famous works include The Unstrung Harp, The Curious Sofa, The Iron Tonic: Or, A Winter Afternoon in Lonely Valley, The Dwindling Party.
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Genesis P-Orridge
(Singer-songwriter)
Genesis P-Orridge
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birth Year: 1950
Birthplace: Manchester, England
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
Edna St. Vincent Millay
6
Listed In: Writers
Birth Year: 1892
Birthplace: Rockland, Maine, United States
Died: 1950
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Paul Dooley
(Actor)
Paul Dooley
4
Birth Year: 1928
Birthplace: Parkersburg, West Virginia, USA
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Sparky Anderson
(Baseball Players)
Sparky Anderson
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birth Year: 1934
Birthplace: Bridgewater, South Dakota, USA
Died: 2010
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Ximena Navarrete
(Model, Actress)
Ximena Navarrete
8
Listed In: Fashion
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Ximena Navarrete is a Mexican actress, model, beauty queen, and TV host. In 2010, she became only the second Mexican to win the Miss Universe title. After starting modeling at the age of 16, Navarrete took part in many beauty pageants in Mexico. After winning the Miss Universe title, Ximena Navarrete started working with humanitarian organizations, such as Children International.