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21 Topic Pages Found in Biography and starting with the letter Z
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Zaharias, Babe Didrikson, 1911-1956

US sportswoman. One of the most talented and versatile figures in the history of sport, in 1932 she became the first athlete to win individual Olympic

Zanuck, Darryl Francis, 1902-1979

1902–79, American movie producer, b. Wahoo, Nebr. Beginning his Hollywood career as a scriptwriter, he was hired (1924) by Warner Brothers and made a

Zappa, Frank

US rock musician, bandleader, and composer. His crudely satirical songs, as in Joe's Garage (1980), deliberately bad taste, and complex orchestral and

Zeeman, Pieter, 1865-1943

Place : Zeeman Subject : (Erik) Christopher Dutch physicist who discovered the Zeeman effect, which is the splitting of spectral lines in an intense

Zemlinsky, Alexander, 1871-1942

Austrian composer and conductor. He gave the first performance of Schoenberg's monodrama Erwartung in 1924. He taught Schoenberg and married his

Open Zeus (Greek deity)
Zeus (Greek deity)

In Greek mythology, the chief of the Olympian gods (Roman Jupiter ). He was the son of Kronos , whom he overthrew; his brothers included Pluto and

Zewail, Ahmed H.

Egyptian-born US chemist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1999 for his use of femtosecond spectroscopy in the study of the transition

Zhirinovskiĭ, Vladimir, 1946-

Russian ultra-nationalist populist politician, founder and leader of the far-right Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) from 1991. His strong,

Zhukov, Georgiĭ Konstantinovich, 1896-1974

( gēôr'gē kənstəntyē'nəvĭch zhu'kôf ), 1896–1974, Soviet marshal. He fought in the October Revolution (1917) and in the civil war (1918–20), which

Open Zidane, Zinédine, 1972-
Zidane, Zinédine, 1972-

French footballer. He masterminded France's World Cup triumph in 1998, scoring two goals in France's 3–0 victory over Brazil in the final. These