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American politician


AmericanHarrison LUDINGTON 

1812 - 1891
American Republican politician who served as the 13th Governor of Wisconsin

Harrison Ludington descended from William Ludington, one of the earliest American colonists, who settled at Charlestown, Mass., 1632, and died at the East Haven Iron Works, Connecticut. 1662-3 His grandfather was Colonel Henry Ludington (May 25,[...]

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French Revolution & Empire, 19th Century - British Politician


EnglishWilliam BLIGH 

1754 - 1817
Officer of the British Royal Navy and a colonial administrator

Bligh was born either in Tinten Manor in St Tudy near Bodmin, Cornwall, or in Plymouth to Francis Bligh and his wife Jane. Francis was Jane's second husband; she was the widow of a man whose surname was Pearce and her maiden name was Balsam. He[...]

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Author - Singer & Musician - Television & Radio Host - American - Religion - Other

Tammy Faye-MESSNER

AmericanTammy Faye MESSNER born Tamara Faye LAVALLEY

1942 - 2007
American Christian singer, evangelist, entrepreneur, author, talk show host, and television personality

The eldest of eight children, Tammy Faye was born Tamara Faye LaValley in International Falls, Minnesota, to Pentecostal preachers Rachel Minnie (née Fairchild) and Carl Oliver LaValley. Her parents were married in 1941, one year before[...]

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AmericanTracy REINER born Tracy HENRY

American actress

Reiner was born Tracy Henry in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the daughter of actress and director Penny Marshall and Michael Henry. She is Garry Marshall's niece. Her mother was married for 10 years to Rob Reiner, who adopted her. Her mother is of[...]

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Adventurer - French Revolution & Empire, 19th Century


EnglishJohn ROSS 

1777 - 1856
British naval officer and Arctic explorer

Ross was the son of the Rev Andrew Ross of Balsarroch, minister of Inch, near Stranraer, and Elizabeth Corsane, daughter of Robert Corsane, the Provost of Dumfries. In 1786, aged only nine, he joined the Royal Navy as an apprentice. He served in[...]

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AmericanVivian MAIER 

1926 - 2009
American street photographer

Many details of Maier's life remain unknown. She was born in New York City, the daughter of a French mother, Maria Jaussaud, and an Austrian father, Charles Maier. Several times during her childhood she moved between the U.S. and France, living[...]

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