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Open Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976
Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976

( ŏl'vär äl'tō ), 1898–1976, Finnish architect and furniture designer. Aalto is considered one of the foremost architects of the 20th cent. Most of

Aaron, Hank, 1934-

Baseball Player Born in Mobile, Alabama, on February 5, 1934, Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron first played sandlot ball as a teenager. He later played for a

Open Abbey, Edward, 1927-1989
Abbey, Edward, 1927-1989

Author of 25 books of fiction and non-fiction mostly about the desert Southwest, Edward Abbey is best known as the author of DESERT SOLITAIRE (1968) ,

Abbott, Berenice, 1898-1991

1898-1991 US photographer Born in Springfield, Ohio, she studied at Ohio State University with the intention of becoming a journalist, then moved to

Abbott, Diane

UK left-of-centre Labour Party politician, member of Parliament from 1987 for Hackney North and Stoke Newington. The first black woman to be elected

Open Abbott, Edith, 1876-1957
Abbott, Edith, 1876-1957

Edith Abbott (1876-1957) was born in Grand Island, Nebraska. She was one of the first women in America to earn a doctoral degree. In 1924, she became

Abdullah, Saleh Ali

Yemeni politician and soldier, president 1990–2012. He became president of North Yemen on the assassination of President Ahmad Al Ghashmi in 1978,

Open Abelard, Peter, 1079-1142
Abelard, Peter, 1079-1142

Abailard, Peter 1079-1142 French philosopher and scholar Peter Abelard was born near Nantes in Brittany, the eldest son of a noble Breton house. He

Abel, Niels Henrik, 1802-1829

Abel’s life was short and penurious, but successful, and he received recognition in his lifetime. His father—a minister of the church in Norway, but

Open Abraham (Biblical patriarch)
Abraham (Biblical patriarch)

according to the Book of Genesis, Heb.,=father of many nations] or Abram ā'brӘm [Heb.,=exalted father], in the Bible, progenitor of the Hebrews; in