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Leo is the fifth astrological sign of the zodiac, originating from the constellation of Leo. It comes after Cancer and before Virgo. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun transits this area approximately between July 23 and August 22; the sign spans the 120th to 150th degree of celestial longitude.

Leo is a fixed sign along with Taurus, Scorpio, and Aquarius. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun transits this area on average between July 23 and August 22 each year, and under the sidereal zodiac, the Sun currently transits this area from approximately August 16 to September 15. The symbol of the lion is based on the Nemean lion, a lion with an impenetrable hide. It is a northern sign and its opposite southern sign is Aquarius. According to Western astrological beliefs, Leos are usually at bay with Aries, other Leos and Sagittarius. Leos often are best suited with the opposing sign Aquarius and others such as Cancer, Scorpio and Taurus. Leos do not see eye to eye with Pisces and in terms for friendship Capricorn and Taurus are well suiting.

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Leo is the fifth astrological sign of the zodiac, originating from the constellation of Leo. It comes after Cancer and before Virgo. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun transits this area approximately between July 23 and August 22; the sign spans the 120th to 150th degree of celestial longitude.

Leo is a fixed sign along with Taurus, Scorpio, and Aquarius. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun transits this area on average between July 23 and August 22 each year, and under the sidereal zodiac, the Sun currently transits this area from approximately August 16 to September 15. The symbol of the lion is based on the Nemean lion, a lion with an impenetrable hide. It is a northern sign and its opposite southern sign is Aquarius. According to Western astrological beliefs, Leos are usually at bay with Aries, other Leos and Sagittarius. Leos often are best suited with the opposing sign Aquarius and others such as Cancer, Scorpio and Taurus. Leos do not see eye to eye with Pisces and in terms for friendship Capricorn and Taurus are well suiting. More...

 
    The Zodiac, Divided into Twelve Star Signs
  The Zodiac, Divided into Twelve Star Signs
The zodiac is an area of the sky that extends approximately 8° north or south (as measured in celestial latitude) of the ecliptic, the apparent path of the Sun across the celestial sphere over the course of the year. The paths of the Moon and visible...
 
    Cancer, 4th Star Sign, June 21 - July 22
  Cancer, 4th Star Sign, June 21 - July 22
Cancer is the fourth astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Cancer. It spans the 90° to 120° of the zodiac, between 90° and 120° of celestial longitude. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun transits this area on average...
 
    Virgo, 6th Star Sign, August 23 - September 22
  Virgo, 6th Star Sign, August 23 - September 22
Virgo is the sixth astrological sign in the Zodiac. Virgo is the second-largest constellation. It spans the 150-180th degree of the zodiac. Under the tropical zodiac, the Sun transits this area on average between August 22 and September 22, and under...
 
    Claudius, 4th Roman Emperor
  Claudius, 4th Roman Emperor
Claudius was Roman emperor from 41 to 54. A member of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, he was the son of Drusus and Antonia Minor. He was born at Lugdunum in Gaul, the first Roman Emperor to be born outside Italy. Because he was afflicted with a limp and...
 
    Casimir I the Restorer, Reunion Polish Kingdom
  Casimir I the Restorer, Reunion Polish Kingdom
Casimir I the Restorer was a Duke of Poland of the Piast dynasty and the de jure monarch of the entire country from 1034 until his death. He was the only son of Mieszko II Lambert by his wife Richeza, daughter of Count Palatine Ezzo of Lotharingia...
 
    King Philip II of France, Philip Augustus
  King Philip II of France, Philip Augustus
Philip II, known as Philip Augustus, was King of France from 1180 to 1223, a member of the House of Capet. Philip's predecessors had been known as kings of the Franks, but from 1190 onward, Philip became the first French monarch to style himself "Kin...
 
    St. Dominic, Founder Dominicans
  St. Dominic, Founder Dominicans
Saint Dominic (Spanish: Domingo), also known as Dominic of Osma, often called Dominic de Guzmán and Domingo de Guzmán Garcés was the founder of the Friars Preachers, popularly called the Dominicans or Order of Preachers, a Catholic religious order. D...
 
    James I of Scotland
  James I of Scotland
James I, King of Scots (reign: 1406 – 37), was the son of Robert III and Annabella Drummond. He was probably born in late July 1394 in Dunfermline as youngest of three sons. By the time he was eight years of age both of his elder brothers were dead—R...
 
    Albert II of Germany, The Magnanimous
  Albert II of Germany, The Magnanimous
Albert the Magnanimous KG was King of Hungary from 1437 until his death. He was also King of Bohemia, elected (but never crowned) King of Germany as Albert II, duke of Luxembourg and, as Albert V, archduke of Austria from 1404. Albert was born in...
 
    Francesco I Sforza
  Francesco I Sforza
Francesco I Sforza was an Italian condottiero, the founder of the Sforza dynasty in Milan, Italy. He was the brother of Alessandro, with whom he often fought. Francesco Sforza is mentioned several times in Niccolò Machiavelli's book The Prince; he is...
 
    Ludovico Sforza, Patron of Leonardo da Vinci
  Ludovico Sforza, Patron of Leonardo da Vinci
Ludovico Sforza was Duke of Milan from 1489 until his death. A member of the Sforza family, he was the fourth son of Francesco Sforza. He was famed as a patron of Leonardo da Vinci and other artists, and presided over the final and most productive st...
 
    Jan van Scorel, Dutch Painter
  Jan van Scorel, Dutch Painter
Jan van Scorel was an influential Dutch painter credited with the introduction of High Italian Renaissance art to the Netherlands. It is not known whether he began his studies under Jan Gossaert in Utrecht or with Jacob Cornelisz in Amsterdam, but it...
 
    Christian III of Denmark and Norway
  Christian III of Denmark and Norway
Christian III was king of Denmark and Norway from 1534–59. Early in his reign, he allied with Gustavus I of Sweden to defeat the German city of Lübeck in 1536. That victory broke the power of the Hanseatic League and made the Danish fleet supreme in...
 
    Giorgio Vasari, Italian Painter
  Giorgio Vasari, Italian Painter
Giorgio Vasari was an Italian painter, writer, historian, and architect, who is famous today for his biographies of Italian artists, considered the ideological foundation of art-historical writing. Vasari was born in Arezzo, Tuscany. Recommended at a...
 
    Joseph Scaliger, Definition of Chronology
  Joseph Scaliger, Definition of Chronology
Joseph Justus Scaliger was considered to be the foremost scholar in sixteenth-century Europe, referred to as "the light of the world", "the sea of sciences" and similar epithets, and it is to him that we owe a "modern" definition of chronology, with...
 
    Pierre de Fermat, French Mathematician
  Pierre de Fermat, French Mathematician
Pierre de Fermat was a French lawyer at the Parlement of Toulouse, France, and a mathematician who is given credit for early developments that led to modern calculus. In particular, he is recognised for his discovery of an original method of finding...
 
    Alexis I of Russia
  Alexis I of Russia
Father of Peter the Great. Alexey Mikhailovich Romanov was a Tsar of Russia during some of the most eventful decades of the mid-17th century. The son of Tsar Mikhail I and Eudoxia Streshneva, he was sixteen years old at the time of his father's death...
 
    John III Sobieski of Poland, Savior of Vienna 1683
  John III Sobieski of Poland, Savior of Vienna 1683
Jan III Sobieski was one of the most notable monarchs of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1674 until his death. Sobieski's 22-year-reign was marked by a period of the Commonwealth's stabilisation...
 
    John Dryden, English Poet
  John Dryden, English Poet
John Dryden was an English poet, dramatist, and critic. He first came to public notice in 1659 with his Heroic Stanzas, commemorating the death of Oliver Cromwell. The following year, however, he celebrated the restoration of Charles II with Astraea...
 
    Robert Hooke, Natural Philosopher
  Robert Hooke, Natural Philosopher
Robert Hooke, natural philosopher, inventor, architect, chemist, mathematician, physicist, engineer. Robert Hooke is one of the most neglected natural philosophers of all time. The inventor of, amongst other things, the iris diaphragm in cameras, the...
 
    Pope Clement XI
  Pope Clement XI
Pope Clement XI, was Pope from 1700 until his death. Born in Urbino, into a noble family that had established itself there from northern Albania in the 15th century and were originally soldiers of Scanderbeg against the Ottoman Empire. During his rei...
 
    Johann Bernoulli, Mathematician
  Johann Bernoulli, Mathematician
Johann Bernoulli was a Swiss mathematician and was one of the many prominent mathematicians in the Bernoulli family. He is known for his contributions to infinitesimal calculus and educated Leonhard Euler in his youth. Throughout Johann Bernoulli’s e...
 
    Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor
  Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor
Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor, King of Bohemia, King of Hungary, King of the Romans was the elder son of Emperor Leopold I and his third wife, Eleonore-Magdalena of Pfalz-Neuburg, who was the daughter of Philipp Wilhelm, Elector Palatine. Born in Vien...
 
    Vitus Bering, Danish Explorer
  Vitus Bering, Danish Explorer
Vitus Bering was a Danish explorer. Explored the Siberian Far East and Alaska and claimed it for Russia. The value of Bering's work was not fully recognized for many years, but Captain Cook was able to prove Bering's accuracy as an observer. Nowadays...
 
    Frederick William I of Prussia, The Soldier-king
  Frederick William I of Prussia, The Soldier-king
Frederick William I was the King in Prussia and Elector of Brandenburg (as Frederick William II) from 1713 until his death. He was in personal union the sovereign prince of the Principality of Neuchâtel. The King acquired a reputation for his fond...
 
    Francis Hutcheson, Irish Philosopher
  Francis Hutcheson, Irish Philosopher
Francis Hutcheson was a philosopher born in Ireland to a family of Scottish Presbyterians who became one of the founding fathers of the Scottish Enlightenment. Hutcheson was an important influence on the works of several significant Enlightenment thi...
 
    Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor
  Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor
Charles VII was the prince-elector of Bavaria from 1726 and Holy Roman Emperor from 24 January 1742 until his death in 1745. A member of the House of Wittelsbach, Charles was the first person not born of the House of Habsburg to become emperor in ove...
 
    Lamarck, Theory of Evolution
  Lamarck, Theory of Evolution
Jean-Baptiste de la Marck, often just known as "Lamarck", was a French soldier, naturalist, academic and an early proponent of the idea that evolution occurred and proceeded in accordance with natural laws. In the modern era, Lamarck is remembered p...
 
    Antonio Salieri, Italian Composer
  Antonio Salieri, Italian Composer
Antonio Salieri is still better known today for the renowned composers with whom he was associated than for his own many and varied compositions. While he cannot be ranked among the great masters himself, he has nevertheless come into view as an unde...
 
    Thomas Telford, Scottish Civil Engineer
  Thomas Telford, Scottish Civil Engineer
Thomas Telford was a Scottish civil engineer, architect and stonemason, and a noted road, bridge and canal builder. Apprenticeship as a stonemason laid the basis for Telford's move via Edinburgh to London, where he worked on Somerset House (1782), be...
 
    George IV of Great Britain and Ireland
  George IV of Great Britain and Ireland
George IV was the king of Hanover and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from the death of his father, George III, on 29 January 1820 until his own death ten years later. From 1811 until his accession, he served as Prince Regent during h...
 
    William IV of Great Britain and Ireland
  William IV of Great Britain and Ireland
William IV was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of Hanover from 26 June 1830 until his death. William, the third son of George III and younger brother and successor to George IV, was the last king and penultimate monarch of...
 
    Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of the French
  Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of the French
Napoleon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the latter stages of the French Revolution and its associated wars in Europe. As Napoleon I, he was Emperor of the French from 1804 to 1814 and again in 18...
 
    William Clark, Lewis and Clark Expedition
  William Clark, Lewis and Clark Expedition
William Clark was an American explorer, soldier, Indian agent, and territorial governor. A native of Virginia, he would also grow up in pre-statehood Kentucky before later settling in what later became the state of Missouri. Along with Meriwether Lew...
 
    Sir Walter Scott, Scottish Writer & Poet
  Sir Walter Scott, Scottish Writer & Poet
Sir Walter Scott was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet. Scott was the first English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. Hi...
 
    Meriwether Lewis, Lewis and Clark Expedition
  Meriwether Lewis, Lewis and Clark Expedition
Meriwether Lewis was an American explorer, soldier, and public administrator, best known for his role as the leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition also known as the Corps of Discovery, with William Clark, whose mission was to explore the territory...
 
    Amedeo Avogadro, Italian Chemist
  Amedeo Avogadro, Italian Chemist
In 1811 Amedeo Avogadro hypothesized that equal volumes of gases at the same temperature and pressure contain equal numbers of molecules. From this hypothesis it followed that relative molecular weights of any two gases are the same as the ratio of t...
 
    Simón Bolívar, El Liberator Hispanic America
  Simón Bolívar, El Liberator Hispanic America
Simón Bolívar was a Venezuelan military and political leader. Together with José de San Martín, he played a key role in Hispanic-Spanish America's successful struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire, and is today considered one of the most i...
 
    Percy Bysshe Shelley, English Romantic Poet
  Percy Bysshe Shelley, English Romantic Poet
Percy Bysshe Shelley was one of the major English Romantic poets, and is regarded by some as among the finest lyric poets in the English language, and one of the most influential. A radical in his poetry as well as in his political and social views,...
 
    Alexandre Dumas, French Writer
  Alexandre Dumas, French Writer
Alexandre Dumas was a French writer. His works have been translated into nearly 100 languages, and he is one of the most widely read French authors. Many of his historical novels of high adventure were originally published as serials, including The C...
 
    Alexis de Tocqueville, Philosopher
  Alexis de Tocqueville, Philosopher
Alexis de Tocqueville was a French political thinker and historian best known for his Democracy in America (appearing in two volumes: 1835 and 1840) and The Old Regime and the Revolution (1856). In both of these works, he analyzed the rising living s...
 
    Alfred Tennyson, British Poet
  Alfred Tennyson, British Poet
Alfred Tennyson was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular British poets. Tennyson excelled at penning short lyrics, such as "Break, Break, Break", "The Charge of the Li...
 
    Elisha Otis, Founder Otis Elevator Company
  Elisha Otis, Founder Otis Elevator Company
Elisha Graves Otis was an American industrialist, founder of the Otis Elevator Company, and inventor of a safety device that prevents elevators from falling if the hoisting cable fails. At the age of 40, while he was cleaning up the factory, he wo...
 
    Henri Nestlé, Founder of Nestlé
  Henri Nestlé, Founder of Nestlé
Henri Nestlé was a German-born Swiss confectioner and the founder of Nestlé, the world's largest food and beverage company, as well as one of the main creators of condensed milk. Before Nestlé turned 22 in 1836, he had completed a four-year appren...
 
    Herman Melville, Writer of Moby Dick
  Herman Melville, Writer of Moby Dick
Herman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period. His best known works include Typee (1846), a romantic account of his experiences in Polynesian life, and his whaling novel Moby-Dick (1851). Hi...
 
    Louis Vuitton, Founder of Louis Vuitton Brand
  Louis Vuitton, Founder of Louis Vuitton Brand
Louis Vuitton was a French fashion designer and businessman. He was the founder of the Louis Vuitton brand of leather goods now owned by LVMH. Prior to this, he had been appointed as trunk-maker to Empress Eugénie de Montijo, wife of Napoleon III....
 
    Leo Tolstoy, Russian Writer
  Leo Tolstoy, Russian Writer
Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy was a Russian writer who primarily wrote novels and short stories. Later in life, he also wrote plays and essays. His two most famous works, the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina, are acknowledged as two of the greatest...
 
    Emperor Franz Josef I of Austria
  Emperor Franz Josef I of Austria
Franz Joseph I or Francis Joseph I was Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary, and monarch of other states in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, from 2 December 1848 to his death. From 1 May 1850 to 24 August 1866 he was also President of the German Confedera...
 
    Madame Blavatsky, Founder of Theosophy
  Madame Blavatsky, Founder of Theosophy
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky was a Russian occultist/esoteric philosopher, and author who co-founded the Theosophical Society in 1875. She gained an international following as the leading theoretician of Theosophy, the esoteric religion that the society...
 
    Benjamin Harrison, 23rd US President, 1889-1893
  Benjamin Harrison, 23rd US President, 1889-1893
Benjamin Harrison was the twenty-third President of the United States, serving one term from 1889 to 1893. Harrison was born in North Bend, Ohio, and at age 21 moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, where he became a prominent state politician. During the A...
 
    Frédéric Bartholdi, Designed the Statue of Liberty
  Frédéric Bartholdi, Designed the Statue of Liberty
Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi was a French sculptor who is best known for designing Liberty Enlightening the World, commonly known as the Statue of Liberty. Soon after the establishment of the French Third Republic, the project of building some suita...
 
    Guy de Maupassant, Master of the Short Story
  Guy de Maupassant, Master of the Short Story
Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant was a French writer, remembered as a master of the short story form, and as a representative of the naturalist school of writers, who depicted human lives and destinies and social forces in disillusioned and often...
 
    Doc Holliday, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
  Doc Holliday, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
John Henry "Doc" Holliday was an American gambler, gunfighter, and dentist, and a good friend of Wyatt Earp. He is best known for his role as a temporary deputy marshal in the events leading up to and following the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. At...
 
    George Bernard Shaw, Irish Playwright
  George Bernard Shaw, Irish Playwright
George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright, critic, polemicist, and political activist who held both Irish and British citizenship. His influence on Western theatre, culture and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond. He wrote more...
 
    Claude Debussy, French Impressionist Composer
  Claude Debussy, French Impressionist Composer
Claude Debussy was a French composer. He and Maurice Ravel were the most prominent figures associated with Impressionist music, although Debussy disliked the term when applied to his compositions. He was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1903...
 
    Henry Ford, Car Mass Production 1913
  Henry Ford, Car Mass Production 1913
Henry Ford was an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production. Although Ford did not invent the automobile or the assembly line, he developed and...
 
    Beatrix Potter, Author of Peter Rabbit
  Beatrix Potter, Author of Peter Rabbit
Beatrix Potter was the author and illustrator of a popular series of children's books that includes The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902), The Tailor of Gloucester (1903) and The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies (1909). Illustrated with watercolors, her simple a...
 
    Orville Wright, The Wright Brothers
  Orville Wright, The Wright Brothers
The Wright brothers, Orville (1871–1948) and Wilbur (1867–1912), were two American brothers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are credited with inventing and building the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered...
 
    Herbert Hoover, 31st US President, 929-1933
  Herbert Hoover, 31st US President, 929-1933
Herbert Clark Hoover, the 31st President of the United States (1929-1933), was a world-famous mining engineer and humanitarian administrator before turning to political administration. A Republican, he defeated Democrat Alfred E. Smith in the preside...
 
    Jung, Founder of Analytical Psychology
  Jung, Founder of Analytical Psychology
Carl Gustav Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist and founder of Analytical Psychology. Often mentioned along with Sigmund Freud, with whom he initially collaborated, Carl Jung was one of the first and most widely read writers of the twentieth century on the...
 
    Mata Hari, Executed
  Mata Hari, Executed
Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" Zelle MacLeod, better known by the stage name Mata Hari, was a member of the Frisian minority from the Netherlands, and was an exotic dancer and courtesan who was convicted of being a spy and executed by firing squad...
 
    Alexander Fleming, Discovery Penicillin
  Alexander Fleming, Discovery Penicillin
Sir Alexander Fleming was a Scottish biologist and pharmacologist. He discovered the antibiotic substance lysozyme and isolated the antibiotic substance penicillin from the fungus Penicillium notatum, for which he shared a Nobel Prize. The discovery...
 
    Cecil B. DeMille, Film Director
  Cecil B. DeMille, Film Director
Cecil Blount DeMille was an Academy Award-winning American film director. He was famous in the first half of the 20th century, known for the flamboyance and showmanship of his movies. DeMille directed dozens of silent films, including Paramount Pictu...
 
    Mussolini, Il Duce, Dictator of Italy
  Mussolini, Il Duce, Dictator of Italy
Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini was an Italian politician, journalist, and leader of the National Fascist Party, ruling the country as Prime Minister from 1922 until his ousting in 1943. He ruled constitutionally until 1925, when he dropped all pret...
 
    Coco Chanel, French Fashion Designer
  Coco Chanel, French Fashion Designer
Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel was a pioneering French fashion designer whose modernist philosophy, menswear-inspired fashions, and pursuit of expensive simplicity made her an important figure in 20th-century fashion. Her influence on haute couture...
 
    Marcel Duchamp, Conceptual Art
  Marcel Duchamp, Conceptual Art
Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp was a French-American painter, sculptor, chess player and writer whose work is associated with Cubism, conceptual art, and Dada, although he was careful about his use of the term Dada and was not directly associated with D...
 
    Erwin Schrödinger, Schrödinger's Cat
  Erwin Schrödinger, Schrödinger's Cat
Erwin Schrödinger, sometimes written as Erwin Schrodinger or Erwin Schroedinger, was a Nobel Prize-winning Austrian physicist who developed a number of fundamental results in the field of quantum theory, which formed the basis of wave mechanics: he f...
 
    T.E. Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia
  T.E. Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia
Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence, CB, DSO, known professionally as T.E. Lawrence and, later, T.E. Shaw, but most famously as "Lawrence of Arabia," gained international renown for his role as a British liaison officer during the Arab Revolt o...
 
    H.P. Lovecraft, Science Fiction Writer
  H.P. Lovecraft, Science Fiction Writer
Howard Phillips Lovecraft — known as H. P. Lovecraft — was an American author of horror, fantasy, poetry and science fiction, especially the subgenre known as weird fiction. Lovecraft's guiding aesthetic and philosophical principle was what he ter...
 
    Haile Selassie, Last Emperor of Ethiopia
  Haile Selassie, Last Emperor of Ethiopia
Haile Selassie (Power of Trinity) was the last Emperor (1930–1936; 1941–1974) of Ethiopia, and is a religious symbol in the Rastafarian movement. He was born in the town-village of Ejersa Goro, Ethiopia, as Tafari Makonnen His father was Ras Makonnen...
 
    Aldous Huxley, Writer
  Aldous Huxley, Writer
Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer, novelist, philosopher, and prominent member of the Huxley family. He graduated from Balliol College at the University of Oxford with a first class honours degree in English literature. The author of nea...
 
    Amelia Earhart, 1st Female to fly the Atlantic Ocean
  Amelia Earhart, 1st Female to fly the Atlantic Ocean
Amelia Mary Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this accomplishment. She set many other records, wrote b...
 
    Alfred Hitchcock, Director
  Alfred Hitchcock, Director
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock KBE was an English film director and producer, widely regarded as one of the most influential filmmakers in the history of cinema. He directed 53 feature films[a] in a career spanning six decades, becoming as well-known as...
 
    Leni Riefenstahl, German Film Director
  Leni Riefenstahl, German Film Director
Leni Riefenstahl was a German film director, producer, screenwriter, editor, photographer, actress and dancer. Born in 1902, Leni Riefenstahl grew up in Germany with her brother Heinz (1905–1944), who was killed on the Eastern Front in World War I...
 
    Karl Popper, Philosophy of Science
  Karl Popper, Philosophy of Science
The most important philosopher of science since Francis Bacon (1561-1626), Sir Karl Popper finally solved the puzzle of scientific method, which in practice had never seemed to conform to the principles or logic described by Bacon -- see The Great De...
 
    Deng Xiaoping, Leader of China
  Deng Xiaoping, Leader of China
One of the old guard of the Chinese Communist Party, Deng Xiaoping became the party's Secretary General in 1954, but was purged by Chairman Mao in 1966 for his strong objections to the excesses of the Great Leap Forward. By 1974 Deng had been "rehabi...
 
    Henri Cartier-Bresson, Photographer
  Henri Cartier-Bresson, Photographer
Regarded as one of the greatest photographers of his time, Henri Cartier-Bresson was a shy Frenchman who elevated "snap shooting" to the level of a refined and disciplined art. His sharp-shooter’s ability to catch "the decisive moment," his precise e...
 
    Lucille Ball, American Actor and Producer
  Lucille Ball, American Actor and Producer
Lucille Désirée Ball Morton was an American actress, comedian, model, film-studio executive, and producer. She was best known as the star of the self-produced sitcoms I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show, and Here's Lucy. Ball's c...
 
    James Lovelock, Gaia Hypothesis
  James Lovelock, Gaia Hypothesis
James Ephraim Lovelock is an independent scientist, environmentalist and futurist who lives in Dorset, England. He is best known for proposing the Gaia hypothesis, which postulates that the biosphere is a self-regulating entity with the capacity to k...
 
    Fidel Castro, President Republic of Cuba
  Fidel Castro, President Republic of Cuba
Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was a Cuban revolutionary and politician who governed the Republic of Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and then as President from 1976 to 2008. Politically a Marxist–Leninist and Cuban nationalist, he also served as...
 
    Stanley Kubrick, Director
  Stanley Kubrick, Director
Stanley Kubrick was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He is frequently cited as one of the greatest and most influential directors in cinematic history. His films, which are mostly adaptations of novels or short stories, cover a...
 
    Andy Warhol, American Artist
  Andy Warhol, American Artist
Andy Warhol was an American artist, director and producer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertising that flourished by the...
 
    Neil Armstrong, 1st Man on the Moon
  Neil Armstrong, 1st Man on the Moon
As spacecraft commander for Apollo 11, the first piloted lunar landing mission, Armstrong gained the distinction of being the first person to step on the surface of the Moon. On July 16, 1969, Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin be...
 
    Emmett Till, Lynched in Mississippi, 1955
  Emmett Till, Lynched in Mississippi, 1955
Emmett Louis Till was a 14-year-old African-American who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955, after a white woman said she was offended by him in her family's grocery store. The brutality of his murder and the fact that his killers were acquitted drew...
 
    Larry Ellison, Founder Oracle
  Larry Ellison, Founder Oracle
Lawrence "Larry" Joseph Ellison is an American businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who is co-founder, executive chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle Corporation. As of January 2018, he was listed by Forbes magazine as the fifth-w...
 
    Bill Clinton, 42nd US President, 1993-2001
  Bill Clinton, 42nd US President, 1993-2001
William Jefferson Clinton served as the forty-second President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. He was the third-youngest president, older only than Theodore Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy. He became president at the end of the Cold War, and as...
 
    Steve Wozniak, The Woz
  Steve Wozniak, The Woz
Steve Wozniak, known as Woz, is an American inventor, computer engineer and programmer who co-founded Apple Computer (now Apple Inc.) with Steve Jobs and Ronald Wayne. Wozniak single-handedly invented both the Apple I and Apple II computers in the 19...
 
    Barack Obama, 44th US President, 2009-2017
  Barack Obama, 44th US President, 2009-2017
Barack Hussein Obama II is an American politician who is the 44th President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office and the first president born outside the continental United States. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Obama...
 
    Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia
  Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia
Jimmy Donal "Jimbo" Wales is a U.S. Internet entrepreneur and a wiki pioneer who is best known as the founder and leader of Wikipedia, an international collaborative open-source free encyclopedia on the Internet....
 
    Sergey Brin, Co-founder of Google
  Sergey Brin, Co-founder of Google
Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin is an American computer scientist and internet entrepreneur who, with Larry Page, co-founded Google, one of the most profitable Internet companies. As of June 2014, his personal wealth was estimated to be US$ 30 billion. Toge...
 
       
 
         
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