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American actress

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French Revolution & Empire, 19th Century


EnglishCharles CORNWALLIS 

1738 - 1805
British Army officer and colonial administrator

Cornwallis was born in Grosvenor Square, even though his family's estates were in Kent. He was the eldest son of Charles Cornwallis, 5th Baron Cornwallis. His mother, Elizabeth, was the daughter of the 2nd Viscount Townshend, and niece of Sir[...]

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AmericanBruce DERN born Bruce Macleish DERN

American actor

Dern was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Jean (née MacLeish) and John Dern, a utility chief and attorney. He grew up in Kenilworth, Illinois. His paternal grandfather was George Henry Dern, a former Utah governor and Secretary of[...]

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Author - Journalist


EnglishGeorge ORWELL born Eric Arthur BLAIR

1903 - 1950
English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic

Eric Arthur Blair was born on 25 June 1903, in Motihari, Bihar, in British India. His great-grandfather Charles Blair was a wealthy country gentleman in Dorset who married Lady Mary Fane, daughter of Thomas Fane, 8th Earl of Westmorland, and had[...]

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Industrialist, Businessman


AmericanMark CUBAN 

American businessman, investor, and owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theatres, and Magnolia Pictures

Cuban was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and grew up in the affluent suburb of Mount Lebanon, as part of a Jewish working-class family. His grandfather changed the family name from "Chabenisky" to "Cuban" after his Russian grandparents landed[...]

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AmericanKitty WINN born Katherine Tupper WINN

American actress

Katherine Tupper ("Kitty") Winn was born in Washington, D.C. As the daughter of an army officer James J. Winn and Molly Brown Winn. Winn traveled widely during much of her childhood, including, time spent in United States, England, Germany,[...]

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Philanthropist - British Politician


EnglishJames OGLETHORPE born James Edward OGLETHORPE

1696 - 1785
British general, Member of Parliament, philanthropist, and founder of the colony of Georgia

Oglethorpe was born in Surrey, the son of Sir Theophilus Oglethorpe (1650–1702) of Westbrook Place, Godalming and his wife Eleanor Lady Oglethorpe (1662–1732). He entered Corpus Christi College, Oxford in 1714, but in the same year left to[...]

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