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Inkosi Albert John Luthuli (very often spelt Lutuli; c. 1898 – 21 July 1967), also known by his Zulu name Mvumbi (English language: continuous rain), was a South Africa n teacher, activist, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and politician. Luthuli was elected president of the African National Congress (ANC) in 1952. At this time, an umbrella organisation that led opposition to the white minori
29 Nov 2022
Jan Baptist Van Helmont
Jan Baptist van Helmont (/ˈhɛlmɒnt/; Dutch: [ˈɦɛlmɔnt]; 12 January 1580 – 30 December 1644) was a chemist, physiologist, and physician from the Netherlands ruled by the Spanish branch of the Habsburgs. He worked during the years just after Paracelsus and the rise of iatrochemistry, and is sometimes considered to be "the founder of pneumatic chemistry". Van Helmont is remembered
02 Dec 2022
Maurice Bloch (born 1939 in Caen, Calvados, France ) is a British anthropologist who trained at the London School of Economics and Cambridge University. Famous for his fieldwork on the shift of agriculturalists in Madagascar, Japan and other parts of the world. Also wrote important Neo-Marxian Work on power, history, kinship, and ritual. Maurice Bloch was born in Caen, Calvados, to Jewish par
02 Dec 2022
Ted Honderich (born 30 January 1933) is a Canadian-born British professor of philosophy, who was Grote Professor Emeritus of the Philosophy of Mind and Logic, University College London. Honderich was born Edgar Dawn Ross Honderich on 30 January 1933 in Baden, Ontario, Canada . An undergraduate at the University of Toronto, qualifying as B.A. (Hons) in Philosophy and English Literature, he
21 Nov 2022
Hans H. Indorf
Hans H. Indorf (died March 10, 1989 in Fairfax, Virginia) was an academic professor and international advisor in political science. "I regard Dr. Indorf as one of the most brilliant and best informed men on foreign affairs of any expert I have ever come in contact with," said Senator Robert Burren Morgan. Hans Indorf, a naturalized American citizen, was born in Germany but escaped to Ameri
18 Nov 2022
Helge Stjernholm Kragh (born February 13, 1944) is a Danish historian of science who focuses on the development of 19th century physics, chemistry, and astronomy. His published work includes biographies of Paul Dirac, Julius Thomsen and Ludvig Lorenz, and The Oxford Handbook of the History of Modern Cosmology (2019) which he co-edited with Malcolm Longair. Kragh studied physics and chem
02 Dec 2022
J. Gayle Beck
J. Gayle Beck is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in trauma stress disorders and anxiety disorders. She is the Lillian and Morrie Moss Chair of Excellence in the Department of Psychology at the University of Memphis. Beck was President of the Society of Clinical Psychology, American Psychological Association (APA) Division 12, in 2012 and President of the Association fo
04 Jan 2023
David Alfred Eisner, FRCP (Hon), FMedSci, (born 3 January 1955) is British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiac Physiology at the University of Manchester and editor-in-chief of The Journal of General Physiology (JGP). Eisner was born in 1955 in Manchester, the son of the physicist and writer Herbert Eisner. After attending Manchester Grammar School, he received his B.A.
05 Dec 2022
Marie Skodak Crissey
Marie Skodak Crissey (10 January 1910 - 5 December 2000) was an American developmental psychologist who specialized in intelligence testing, school psychology service administration, and special education. She authored several books and articles on these subjects, and her work has often been cited in research on the development and intelligence of children in relation to adoption and child care.
29 Dec 2022
Patrice Lee Engle (December 1, 1944–Sept 22, 2012) was a developmental psychologist known as a pioneer in the field of global early childhood development and for her international work advocating for children's education and healthcare. She was Professor of Psychology and Child Development at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Engle was senior advisor for early child
29 Dec 2022
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