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Margarita Pena Margarita Pena 1937 - 2018 Writer, translator and researcher
Paul Cezanne Paul Cezanne 1839 - 1906 Post-Impressionist painter
Vicente Enrique y Tarancon Vicente Enrique y Tarancon 1907 - 1994 Cardinal and Archbishop of Madrid
Geoffrey V Plantagenet, Count of Anjou Geoffrey V Plantagenet, Count of Anjou 1113 - 1151 Count of Anjou, Duke of Normandy
Abu Nasr Muhammad al-Farabi Abu Nasr Muhammad al-Farabi 870 - 950 Philosopher, logician, musician, cosmologist
Christian Hansen Christian Hansen 1756 - 1845 Architect of many buildings in Copenhagen
Alexander Grigoriev Alexander Grigoriev 1831 - 1894 Painter of historical and religious subjects
Paul Hausser Paul Hausser 1880 - 1972 Waffen-SS commander
Ibrahim Tukiqi Ibrahim Tukiqi 1926 - 2004 Opera singer
Ali Jawdat al Aiyubi Ali Jawdat al Aiyubi 1913 - 1969 Prime Minister of Iraq
Murilo Mendes Murilo Mendes 1892 - 1988 Poet and writer
Masaki Kobayashi Masaki Kobayashi 1916 - 1996 Film director and screenwriter
Shehu Shagari Shehu Shagari 1925 - 2018 President of Nigeria
Wang Chonghui Wang Chonghui 1881 - 1958 Premier of the Republic of China
Layla Al Attar Layla Al Attar 1944 - 1993 Director of Iraq National Art Museum
Juan Gelman Juan Gelman 1930 - 2014 Poet and leftist political activist
Chico Xavier Chico Xavier 1910 - 2002 Spiritist writer and psychographer
Francisco Jorge Stanley Albaitero Francisco Jorge Stanley Albaitero 1942 - 1999 TV host, comedian, poet, politician
Hamad bin Said Hamad bin Said 1720 - 1792 Sultan
Martins Kuye Martins Kuye 1942 - 2021 Minister of commerce and industry
Zheng Ji Zheng Ji 1900 - 2010 Biochemistry, nutrition, gerontology
Shigeo Shingo Shigeo Shingo 1909 - 1990 Industrial engineer and consultant
Leonid Stein Leonid Stein 1934 - 1973 Chess player
Sergei Lednev Schukin Sergei Lednev Schukin 1875 - 1961 Painter and stage designer
Suzzanna Martha Frederika van Osch Suzzanna Martha Frederika van Osch 1942 - 2008 Actress
Valdemar Poulsen Valdemar Poulsen 1869 - 1942 Engineer and inventor of the telegraphone
Yi Sun-sin Yi Sun-sin 1545 - 1598 Naval commander
Yeongjo of Joseon Yeongjo of Joseon 1694 - 1776 King of Joseon
Irena Kwiatkowska Irena Kwiatkowska 1912 - 2011 Actress, cabaret artist
Florence Turner Blake Florence Turner Blake 1873 - 1959 Water-colour paintings on silk fans
Marian Hemar Marian Hemar 1901 - 1972 Writer, songwriter, journalist
Bill Gammage Bill Gammage 1945 - 2019 Historian and author of The Biggest Estate
Rubina Qureshi Rubina Qureshi 1940 - 2022 Singer, songwriter and folk icon of Sindhi
Caspar David Friedrich Caspar David Friedrich 1774 - 1840 Romantic landscape painter
Bhim Singh Bhim Singh 1924 - 1978 Film director, producer, editor, and writer
Fahmida Riaz Fahmida Riaz 1946 - 2018 Poet, writer and feminist of Urdu
Stanislaw Moniuszko Stanislaw Moniuszko 1819 - 1872 Opera composer
Shafi Hazara Shafi Hazara 1964 - 1996 Military Commander
Emperor Go Momozono Emperor Go Momozono 1758 - 1779 Emperor of Japan from 1771 to 1779
Didrik Frisch Didrik Frisch 1835 - 1867 Landscape and animal painter
Cezar Bolliac Cezar Bolliac 1813 - 1881 Poet
Shusaku Endo Shusaku Endo 1923 - 1996 Novelist and essayist
Nureddin al-Atassi Nureddin al-Atassi 1929 - 1992 President of Syria
Rashid Yassin Rashid Yassin 1931 - 2012 Iraqi journalist, poet, literary critic
Ana-Maria Avram Ana-Maria Avram 1961 - 2017 Composer, Pianist, Conductor
Joao Batista Vilanova Artigas Joao Batista Vilanova Artigas 1915 - 1984 Modernist architect
Muhammad Ibn 'Abd al-Karim al-Khattabi Muhammad Ibn 'Abd al-Karim al-Khattabi 1882 - 1963 President of the Republic of the Rif
Ferdinand Magellan Ferdinand Magellan -1480 - -1521 First European to cross the Pacific Ocean
Darcy Ribeiro Darcy Ribeiro 1922 - 1997 Anthropologist, historian, sociologist
Marie Hamsun Marie Hamsun 1881 - 1969 Actress and writer
John Wesley John Wesley 1703 - 1791 Theologian, evangelist, and founder of Methodism
Sun Zongwei Sun Zongwei 1912 - 1979 Gongbi painter
Chen Lin Chen Lin 1970 - 2009 Mandopop singer
Chen Xiaoxu Chen Xiaoxu 1965 - 2007 Silent film actress
Fahri Sabit Koruturk Fahri Sabit Koruturk 1903 - 1987 President of Turkey, Commander of the Turkish Navy
Mongkol Na Songkhla Mongkol Na Songkhla 1941 - 2020 Physician and Public Health Administrator
Onn Jaafar Onn Jaafar 1895 - 1962 Menteri Besar of Johor and President of UMNO
Pramoedya Ananta Toer Pramoedya Ananta Toer 1925 - 2006 Novelist and writer, author of the Buru Quartet
Abdul Rahim Hatif Abdul Rahim Hatif 1884 - 1953 Prime Minister of Afghanistan
Ernst Lubitsch Ernst Lubitsch 1892 - 1947 Film director, producer, writer, actor
Tupsy Clement Tupsy Clement 1871 - 1959 Painter
Anton Melik Anton Melik 1890 - 1966 Geographer
Jozef Beck Jozef Beck 1894 - 1944 Foreign minister of Poland
Al-Khalil ibn Ahmad al-Farahidi Al-Khalil ibn Ahmad al-Farahidi 718 - 786 Lexicographer
Yan Wenliang Yan Wenliang 1893 - 1988 Painter and calligrapher of the Qing dynasty
Hara Patnaik Hara Patnaik 1958 - 2015 Actor, director, screenplay writer, singer
Riad Beyrouti Riad Beyrouti 1944 - 2019 Painter and sculptor
Misto Treska Misto Treska 1914 - 1993 Translator, diplomat, writer and politician
Hermann von Helmholtz Hermann von Helmholtz 1821 - 1894 Scientist and philosopher
Balwant Rai Mehta Balwant Rai Mehta 1899 - 1965 Chief Minister of Gujarat
Vladimir Bartol Vladimir Bartol 1903 - 1967 Writer
Emperor Nakamikado Emperor Nakamikado 1702 - 1737 Emperor of Japan from 1709 to 1735
Yao Tongbin Yao Tongbin 1922 - 1968 Missile engineer
Helmuth von Moltke the Elder Helmuth von Moltke the Elder 1800 - 1891 Chief of the Prussian and German General Staff
Ejnar Hansen Ejnar Hansen 1884 - 1965 Portrait painter and art educator
Feodor Bruni Feodor Bruni 1799 - 1875 Painting portraits
Henry Woodward Henry Woodward 1832 - 1910 Inventor of the electric light bulb
Eiko Ishioka Eiko Ishioka 1938 - 2012 Art director, costume designer, graphic designer
Mohammad al Qubanchi Mohammad al Qubanchi 1904 - 1989 Iraqi maqam singer and composer
Marcel Duchamp Marcel Duchamp 1887 - 1968 Painter, sculptor, chess player, writer
Hisham al Hashimi Hisham al Hashimi 1973 - 2020 Researcher and expert on armed groups
Ana Pauker Ana Pauker 1893 - 1960 Politician
Mariana Nicolesco Mariana Nicolesco 1948 - 2022 Operatic Soprano
Margarita Salas Margarita Salas 1938 - 2019 Biochemistry and molecular genetics
Adrian Maniu Adrian Maniu 1891 - 1968 Poet, Writer
Afeez Agoro Oladimeji Afeez Agoro Oladimeji 1975 - 2023 TV actor
Le Loi Le Loi 1385 - 1433 Emperor of Vietnam
Jorge Doria Jorge Doria 1920 - 2013 TV and theater pioneer
Clara Nunes Clara Nunes 1942 - 1983 singer, researcher, Candomblé devotee
Lor Tok Lor Tok 1914 - 2002 Comedian, Actor
Doina Cornea Doina Cornea 1929 - 2018 Human Rights Activist
Khuong Viet Khuong Viet 933 - 1011 Buddhist Monk
Azmi Mohamed Megahed Azmi Mohamed Megahed 1950 - 2020 volleyball player
Euclid Euclid 265 - 300 Mathematician
Herbert Macaulay Herbert Macaulay 1864 - 1946 Politician,surveyor,architect,journalist,musician
Zeng Baosun Zeng Baosun 1893 - 1978 Feminist and historian
Fuad I of Egypt Fuad I of Egypt 1868 - 1936 King of Egypt and Sudan
Neville Henry Cayley Neville Henry Cayley 1854 - 1903 Artist and ornithologist
V K Wellington Koo Wei chun V K Wellington Koo Wei chun 1888 - 1985 Diplomat and statesman of the Republic of China
Ismail Qemali Ismail Qemali 1844 - 1919 First Prime Minister of Albania
Venustiano Carranza Venustiano Carranza 1859 - 1920 President of Mexico
Abraham Pineo Gesner Abraham Pineo Gesner 1797 - 1864 Kerosene
Matej Sternen Matej Sternen 1870 - 1949 Impressionist Painter
John Curtin John Curtin 1885 - 1945 Prime Minister of Australia, leader
Farida Arriany Farida Arriany 1938 - 1977 Actress and model
Luis Ocana Luis Ocana 1945 - 1994 Road bicycle racer
Idham Chalid Idham Chalid 1908 - 1981 Islamic scholar, philosopher, novelist, lecturer
Ghazi of Iraq Ghazi of Iraq 1912 - 1939 King of Iraq
Finn Juhl Finn Juhl 1912 - 1989 Architect ,designer of many important buildings
Psamtik III Psamtik III -567 - -525 Last pharaoh of the 26th dynasty of Egypt
Ludwig Feuerbach Ludwig Feuerbach 1804 - 1872 Philosopher and anthropologist
Aaliyah Aaliyah 1979 - 2001 Singer actress model dancer
Zhu Xu Zhu Xu 1930 - 2018 News anchor on Xinwen Lianbo and television
Obaidullah Jan Kandahari Obaidullah Jan Kandahari 1951 - 1983 Classical Singer
Horia Hulubei Horia Hulubei 1896 - 1972 Physicist
Aluisio Azevedo Aluisio Azevedo 1843 - 1899 Novelist and historian
Faisal I of Iraq Faisal I of Iraq 1885 - 1933 King of Iraq and Syria
Dinu Lipatti Dinu Lipatti 1917 - 1950 Pianist, Composer
Constantin Brancoveanu Constantin Brancoveanu 1654 - 1714 Prince of Wallachia
Louis III, Cardinal of Guise Louis III, Cardinal of Guise 1575 - 1621 Cardinal, Archbishop of Reims
Moses Olaiya Moses Olaiya 1936 - 2018 Comedy and drama
Josip Vosnjak Josip Vosnjak 1834 - 1911 Politician
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Anna Eleanor Roosevelt 1884 - 1962 diplomatand activist
Suharto Suharto 1921 - 2008 Second president of Indonesia
Miyoshi Umeki Miyoshi Umeki 1929 - 2007 Singer and actress
Kazimierz Zimny Kazimierz Zimny 1935 - 2022 Long-distance runner
Qalandar Momand Qalandar Momand 1930 - 2003 Poet and scholar of Pashto and Persian
Yosef Hayyim Yosef Hayyim 1834 - 1909 Halakhic authority and master of mysticism
Zubeida Agha Zubeida Agha 1922 - 1997 Painter and modernist
Sven Moren Sven Moren 1871 - 1908 Poet and playwright
Vasudeo S. Gaitonde Vasudeo S. Gaitonde 1924 - 2001 Abstract painter
Niaz Ahmed Niaz Ahmed 1945 - 2000 Fast-medium bowler
Silvestre Revueltas Silvestre Revueltas 1899 - 1940 Classical music composer and conductor
Neco Muko Neco Muko 1899 - 1934 Singer and composer
Ii Naomasa Ii Naomasa 1561 - 1602 General under Tokugawa Ieyasu
Jeong Seung-hwa Jeong Seung-hwa 1929 - 2002 22nd Republic of Korea Army Chief of Staff
George I of Great Britain George I of Great Britain 1660 - 1727 King of Great Britain and Ireland
Christopher Robin Milne Christopher Robin Milne 1920 - 1996 Author and bookseller
Barrington Pheloung Barrington Pheloung 1954 - 2019 Composer and conductor
Maria Tanase Maria Tanase 1913 - 1963 Singer, Actress
Alec Guinness Alec Guinness 1914 - 2000 Actor of stage and screen
Kon Ichikawa Kon Ichikawa 1915 - 2008 Film director and screenwriter
Alexandru Froda Alexandru Froda 1894 - 1973 Mathematician
Pedro Orrente Pedro Orrente 1580 - 1645 Painter of the early Baroque period
Allan Napier MacNab Allan Napier MacNab 1798 - 1862 Politician, Lawyer
Asad Abbas Asad Abbas 1985 - 2023 Singer and winner of Pakistan Sangeet Icon
Sammie Okposo Sammie Okposo 1971 - 2022 Gospel artist
Nicolae Titulescu Nicolae Titulescu 1882 - 1941 Diplomat
Yefim Alekseyevich Pridvorov Yefim Alekseyevich Pridvorov 1883 - 1945 Poet
Aesop Aesop -564 - -620 Fabulist and storyteller
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  • 1. Nizar Qabbani

    Died: 1998 A.D
    Slogan: What is the difference between me and the sky?it is that when you laugh, I forget about the sky.

    Nizar Qabbani was a Syrian poet, writer, and publisher who is considered to be one of the most influential and popular poets in the Arab world. He was born in Damascus in 1923 to a middle-class merchant family and was the grandnephew of the pioneering Arab playwright Abu Khalil Qabbani. He studied law at the University of Damascus and graduated in 1945. He then joined the Syrian Foreign Ministry and served as a diplomat in several countries, including Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon, Britain, China, and Spain. He resigned from his diplomatic career in 1966 and moved to Beirut, Lebanon, where he founded his own publishing company. He later lived in Geneva, Switzerland, and London, England, where he died in 1998. Qabbani's poetic style combines simplicity and elegance in exploring themes of love, eroticism, feminism, religion, and Arab nationalism. He wrote more than 20 collections of poetry, some of which were set to music and sung by famous Arab singers. He also wrote prose, essays, and letters. He is known for his innovative use of free verse and his expression of the Arab woman's voice and perspective. He was influenced by the tragic death of his sister, who committed suicide rather than marry a man she did not love, and by the political and social upheavals in the Arab world, especially the Arab-Israeli conflict and the Arab defeat in the 1967 war. He was a staunch critic of Arab regimes and leaders, and a supporter of democracy and human rights. He was also a lover of Arabic culture and language, and a defender of Arab identity and dignity. He received many awards and honors for his literary contributions, and is widely regarded as Syria's national poet.

  • 2. France Preseren

    Died: 1849 A.D
    Slogan: Love and wine I do not scorn, nor sweet company of the fair; but freedom's all I wish to share.

    France Prešeren was a 19th-century Romantic Slovene poet, considered the greatest Slovene classical poet and has inspired later Slovene literature. He wrote the first Slovene ballad and the first Slovene epic. After his death, he became the leading name of the Slovene literary canon.

  • 3. Stephen the Great

    Died: 1504 A.D
    Slogan: Faithful to God and my people

    Stephen III, known as Stephen the Great, was the Voivode of Moldavia from 1457 to 1504. He is celebrated for strengthening Moldavia's statehood and maintaining its independence against the ambitions of Hungary, Poland, and the Ottoman Empire. He was victorious in thirty-four of his thirty-six battles and was one of the first to win a decisive victory over the Ottomans at the Battle of Vaslui. His reign is marked by numerous military campaigns and the construction of many churches, earning him the title 'Athleta Christi' by Pope Sixtus IV.

  • 4. Nicolaus Copernicus

    Died: 1543 A.D
    Slogan: Mathematics is written for mathematicians.

    Nicolaus Copernicus was a Renaissance polymath who revolutionized astronomy by proposing that the Sun, not the Earth, was the center of the solar system. He also made contributions to mathematics, economics, medicine, and canon law. He studied at various universities in Poland and Italy, where he learned classical languages, mathematics, astronomy, and philosophy. He became a canon of the Warmian Cathedral chapter and a doctor of canon law. He also served as a diplomat, governor, and administrator for the church and the Polish king. He spent most of his life in Royal Prussia, a semi-autonomous region of the Kingdom of Poland. He wrote his magnum opus, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres), in which he presented his heliocentric theory, over several decades. He delayed publishing it until 1543, the year of his death, fearing the criticism and controversy it would provoke. His book was banned by the Catholic Church and condemned by Protestant theologians, but it also inspired many later astronomers and scientists, such as Galileo, Kepler, Descartes, and Newton, who built on his ideas and developed the modern scientific worldview. Copernicus is widely regarded as one of the greatest astronomers and one of the fathers of modern science.

  • 5. Plato

    Died: -347 A.D
    Slogan: The measure of a man is what he does with power.

    Plato was a philosopher in ancient Greece and the founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. He is widely considered one of the most important figures in Western philosophy. Plato was a student of Socrates and the teacher of Aristotle. He wrote numerous philosophical dialogues, including The Republic, which presents his vision of an ideal society. Plato's philosophy covers a wide range of topics, including ethics, politics, metaphysics, and epistemology. His ideas continue to be studied and debated to this day.Little is known about Plato's early life and education. He belonged to an aristocratic and influential family. Based on ancient sources, modern scholars believe he was born in Athens or Aegina, between 428[10] and 423 BC. The exact time and place of birth are unknown. He was known to have worn earrings and finger rings during his youth to stand out and make himself look distinguished.The extent of Plato's affinity for jewelry while young was even characterized as "decadent" by Sextus Empiricus. Plato gives little biographical information, but refers at various points to some of his relatives with a great degree of precision, including his brothers, Adeimantus, and Glaucon, in the Plato's Republic. These and other references make it possible to reconstruct Plato's family tree.[15] Plato may have travelled in Italy, Sicily, Egypt, and Cyrene,[16] but at 40, Plato founded a school of philosophy in Athens, the Academy, on a plot of land in the Grove of Hecademus or Academus,[17] named after Academus, an Attic hero in Greek mythology. The Academy operated until it was destroyed by Sulla in 84 BC. Many philosophers studied at the Academy, the most prominent being Aristotle. According to Diogenes Laertius, throughout his later life, Plato became entangled with the politics of the city of Syracuse, where he attempted to replace the tyrant Dionysius,[20] with Dionysius's brother-in-law, Dion of Syracuse, whom Plato had recruited as one of his followers, but the tyrant himself turned against Plato. Plato almost faced death, but was sold into slavery. Anniceris, a Cyrenaic philosopher, bought Plato's freedom for twenty minas, and sent him home. After Dionysius's death, according to Plato's Seventh Letter, Dion requested Plato return to Syracuse to tutor Dionysius II, who seemed to accept Plato's teachings, but eventually became suspicious of their motives, expelling Dion and holding Plato against his will. Eventually Plato left Syracuse and Dion would return to overthrow Dionysius and rule Syracuse, before being usurped by Callippus, a fellow disciple of Plato. A variety of sources have given accounts of Plato's death. One story, based on a mutilated manuscript,[22] suggests Plato died in his bed, whilst a young Thracian girl played the flute to him. Another tradition suggests Plato died at a wedding feast. The account is based on Diogenes Laertius's reference to an account by Hermippus, a third-century Alexandrian. According to Tertullian, Plato simply died in his sleep.

  • 6. Emperor Pedro II

    Died: 1891 A.D
    Slogan: May God grant me these last wishes – peace and prosperity for Brazil.

    Pedro II was the second and last emperor of Brazil, reigning for over 58 years. He was born in Rio de Janeiro, the seventh child of Emperor Dom Pedro I of Brazil and Empress Dona Maria Leopoldina. His father's abrupt abdication and departure to Europe in 1831 left the five-year-old as emperor and led to a grim and lonely childhood and adolescence, obliged to spend his time studying in preparation for rule. His experiences with court intrigues and political disputes during this period greatly affected his later character; he grew into a man with a strong sense of duty and devotion toward his country and his people, yet increasingly resentful of his role as monarch. Pedro II inherited an empire on the verge of disintegration, but he turned Brazil into an emerging power in the international arena. The nation grew to be distinguished from its Hispanic neighbors on account of its political stability, zealously guarded freedom of speech, respect for civil rights, vibrant economic growth, and form of government—a functional representative parliamentary monarchy. Brazil was also victorious in the Platine War, the Uruguayan War, and the Paraguayan War, as well as prevailing in several other international disputes and domestic tensions. Pedro II steadfastly pushed through the abolition of slavery despite opposition from powerful political and economic interests. A savant in his own right, the Emperor established a reputation as a vigorous sponsor of learning, culture, and the sciences, and he won the respect and admiration of people such as Charles Darwin, Victor Hugo, and Friedrich Nietzsche, and was a friend to Richard Wagner, Louis Pasteur, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, among others. He was married to Teresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies, with whom he had four children, two of whom died in infancy. He was a devoted father and husband, and a cultured and well-read man. He was also a lover of nature and photography, and a patron of the arts and sciences. He was deposed by a military coup in 1889, which proclaimed Brazil a republic. He accepted the end of the monarchy without resistance and went into exile in Europe with his family. He died in Paris in 1891, at the age of 66, and his remains were later returned to Brazil with honors. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest Brazilian leaders and a champion of democracy, freedom, and progress.

  • 7. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

    Died: 1948 A.D
    Slogan: Be the change that you wish to see in the world.

    Bapu, also known as Mahatma Gandhi, was one of the most influential figures in the history of India and the world. He was born on 2 October 1869 in Porbandar, a coastal town in Gujarat. His father was the chief minister of Porbandar state and his mother was a devout Hindu. He was married to Kasturba Gandhi at the age of 13 and had four sons with her. Bapu studied law in London and became a barrister in 1891. He then moved to South Africa to work as a lawyer for the Indian community there. He faced racial discrimination and injustice in South Africa and began to protest against them using nonviolent methods. He founded the Natal Indian Congress and led campaigns for civil rights and political representation for Indians. He also developed his concept of Satyagraha, or truth force, which was based on non-cooperation, civil disobedience, and peaceful resistance. Bapu returned to India in 1915 and joined the Indian National Congress, a political party that sought to end British colonial rule in India. He became the leader of the Congress in 1921 and launched several mass movements to challenge the British authority. Some of his famous campaigns were the Non-Cooperation Movement (1920-1922), the Civil Disobedience Movement (1930-1934), and the Quit India Movement (1942-1945). He also led the historic Dandi Salt March in 1930, where he and thousands of his followers defied the British salt tax by making their own salt from seawater. Bapu was not only a political leader but also a social reformer and a spiritual guide. He advocated for the upliftment of the poor, the oppressed, and the untouchables. He promoted swadeshi or self-reliance by encouraging Indians to spin their own cloth from khadi or hand-spun cotton. He also preached ahimsa or non-violence as a way of life and a means of achieving harmony among different religions and communities. Bapu played a crucial role in securing India's independence from British rule in 1947. However, he was deeply saddened by the partition of India and Pakistan along religious lines and the violence that followed. He tried to stop the communal riots and appealed for peace and brotherhood. He was assassinated on 30 January 1948 by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu extremist who blamed him for appeasing Muslims. Bapu's last words were Hey Ram or Oh God. Bapu is widely regarded as the Father of the Nation in India and is revered as a symbol of peace, truth, and non-violence across the world. His birthday, 2 October, is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti in India and as the International Day of Non-Violence by the United Nations. His life and teachings have inspired many leaders and movements for freedom, justice, and human rights around the globe.

  • 8. Lars Kruse

    Died: 1894 A.D
    Slogan: Humble in speech, proud in deed, Christian in action, man in his boat.

    Lars Kruse was born in Skagen, Denmark, on 5 June 1828. He was the son of Johan Hinrich Jes Kruse, a Danish school founder, and his wife Anna Magdalene Christine Becker. He started fishing at an early age and participated in many rescue attempts off the dangerous shores of Skagen. One of his most famous rescues was on 27 December 1862, when he saved the crew of the Swedish brig Daphne, after the lifeboat had capsized and killed eight of its crew. He was appointed as the head of lifesaving in Skagen and received several medals and honors from Denmark and other countries for his bravery and service. He also inspired the painter Michael Ancher, who portrayed him in several works. He married twice and had three children. He drowned on 9 March 1894, while trying to land his boat in a snowstorm. He was buried at Skagen Cemetery with a memorial stone bearing the words of Holger Drachmann: Here lies under the sand of the dune A brave sailor's bones But Skagen's reef and shoals Recognize their duty And sing of Lars Kruse's life A loud heroic poem.

  • 9. Miyamoto Musashi

    Died: 1645 A.D
    Slogan: The way is in training.

    Miyamoto Musashi was a legendary Japanese swordsman, philosopher, strategist, writer, and rōnin. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest swordsmen in history, as well as a master of various arts and crafts. He lived during the late Sengoku and early Edo periods, a time of social and political turmoil in Japan. He spent most of his life wandering across the country, challenging and defeating numerous opponents in duels, honing his skills and developing his own style of swordsmanship. He also participated in several wars and battles, serving different lords and factions. He was never defeated in any of his 61 recorded duels, some of which were against multiple adversaries or renowned masters. Musashi's most famous duel was against Sasaki Kojirō, another prominent swordsman, in 1612. The duel took place on the island of Funajima, near Kokura. Musashi arrived late, and used a wooden sword that he carved from an oar on his way to the island. He struck Kojirō on the head with a single blow, killing him instantly. Musashi then swiftly left the island, without waiting for the formalities. This duel has been dramatized and fictionalized in many works of literature, art, and film. Musashi was also a prolific writer and a keen observer of nature and human behavior. He wrote several works on martial arts, strategy, and philosophy, most notably The Book of Five Rings (Go Rin No Sho), a treatise on the principles and practice of his Niten Ichi-ryū (Two Heavens as One) style of swordsmanship, which employs both the long and the short sword simultaneously. The book is divided into five chapters, each corresponding to one of the five elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, and Void. It contains practical advice on tactics, techniques, and training, as well as metaphysical and ethical insights on the way of the warrior and the nature of reality. The book is considered a classic of military strategy and has influenced various fields and disciplines, such as business, politics, sports, and psychology. Musashi was also a talented artist and a versatile craftsman. He created many paintings, calligraphies, sculptures, and metalworks, often incorporating Zen and Buddhist motifs. He was especially skilled in painting birds and animals, using a minimalist and dynamic style. Some of his artworks are designated as national treasures or important cultural properties in Japan. He also designed and supervised the construction of the Akashi Castle in 1617, and the reconstruction of the Kumamoto Castle in 1637. Musashi spent his last years as a hermit in a cave called Reigandō, near Kumamoto. He continued to practice and refine his art, as well as to meditate and write. He died in 1645, at the age of 60 or 61, of what is believed to be thoracic cancer. He died peacefully, after completing his final work, The Path of Aloneness (Dokkōdō), a collection of 21 precepts on self-discipline and personal conduct. He was buried at the Musashizuka Park, where a memorial and a statue were erected in his honor. He is revered as a national hero and a cultural icon in Japan, and his legacy lives on in many forms of popular culture around the world.

  • 10. Juan Martin Diez

    Died: 1825 A.D
    Slogan: I will die as I have lived: defending my country and my ideas.

    Juan Martín Díez was born in a peasant family in Castrillo de Duero, Valladolid, Spain on September 5, 1775. He had a passion for military affairs since his childhood and participated in the War of the Pyrenees against France when he was 18. He married María Antonia Santos Platero in 1796 and settled in Fuentecén, Burgos, where he worked as a farmer until the French invasion of Spain in 1808. He then organized a group of guerrillas composed of his friends and relatives to fight against the invaders. He earned the nickname El Empecinado (the Undaunted) for his courage and persistence. He fought in many battles and skirmishes along the Duero river basin and other provinces, harassing and defeating the French troops with his superior knowledge of the terrain and his unconventional tactics. He was promoted to the rank of captain in 1809 and later to brigadier general in 1812. He also collaborated with the regular Spanish army and the British allies led by Wellington. He was a supporter of the liberal Constitution of 1812 and opposed the absolutist monarchy of Ferdinand VII, who abolished the constitution after his restoration in 1814. He joined the liberal uprising of 1820 and defended the constitutional regime against the royalist forces. He was captured by the royalists in 1823 and imprisoned in Pamplona. He was later transferred to Roa de Duero, where he was sentenced to death by hanging on August 20, 1825. He died with dignity and courage, refusing to ask for pardon or mercy. His body was buried in Burgos cemetery. He is regarded as one of the most prominent figures of the Spanish War of Independence and a hero of liberalism. His life inspired many writers, artists, and historians. His name is honored in many streets, squares, monuments, and institutions throughout Spain. His legacy lives on in the Spanish people's struggle for freedom and democracy.

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