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Kádár, János (1912 - 1989)

( yä'nôsh kä'där ), 1912–89, Hungarian Communist leader. In 1932 he joined the then illegal Communist party and held high government and party posts

Kafka, Franz (1883 - 1924)

1883-1924 Austrian novelist Born of German-Jewish parents in Prague, he graduated in law there, and although overwhelmed by a desire to write, found

Open Kagan, Elena, 1960-
Kagan, Elena, 1960-

Elena Kagan (1960-) joined the Supreme Court after a career in law, politics, and academia but with limited experience in the courtroom and no prior

Open Kahlo, Frida
Kahlo, Frida

Although she was born on July 6, 1907, in Coyoacán, the historic suburb of Mexico City, Frida Kahlo publicly declared her birth date 1910 so that she

Kahneman, Daniel (1934 - )

Daniel Kahneman is one of the most renowned psychologists of the twentieth century. His awards include the American Psychological Association’s

Kahn, Louis (1901 - 1974)

( kän, ĭz'ədôr´´ ), 1901–74, American architect, b. Estonia. He and his family moved to Philadelphia in 1905, and he later studied at the Univ. of

Kaldor, Nicholas (1908 - 1986)

Hungarian-born British economist and special adviser 1964–68 and 1974–76 to the UK government. Kaldor was a firm believer in long-term capital gains

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Kālidāsa (5th century AD)

( kä´´lĭdä'sə ), fl. 5th cent.?, Indian dramatist and poet. He is regarded as the greatest figure in classical Sanskrit literature. Except that he was

Kamprad, Ingvar (1926 - )

Swedish entrepreneur and founder of IKEA, which has become the world's largest furniture retailer. IKEA caught the mood of the 1990s with its

Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944

One of the founding fathers of abstract painting, Wassily Kandinsky was born in Moscow, the son of a tea merchant. Kandinsky was drawn to the artistic