July 19, 2018

Born: 31 July 1923

Died: 18 June 2014

Nationality: American

Stephanie Louise Kwolek was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. She was an organic chemist, best known for inventing Kevlar in 1965. Kevlar is an immensely strong plastic, which was first used as a replacement for steel reinforcing strips...

July 19, 2018

Born: 980 CE

Died: June 1037

Nationality: Turkish/ Persian        


Ibn-Sina was b...

July 19, 2018

Born: 6 August 1964

Nationality: Indonesian

In spite of the fact that Indonesia is rich in natural resources, many of the country’s rural villages do not have electricity. Tri Mumpuni, born in 1964, has dedicated her life to improving the living conditions of more than 60 rural communities. Utilising...

July 19, 2018

Born: 12 July 1817

Died: 6 May 1862

Nationality: American

Henry David Thoreau was born and raised in Concord, Massachusetts. He was an American journalist, poet, philosopher and historian.

He became known for his beliefs in transcendentalism, a school of thought that emphasised the importance of empiric...

July 6, 2018

Born: 50 AD

Died: 121 AD

Nationality: China

Cai Lun  was a Han dynasty Chinese eunuch and official. The pulp paper making process is said to have been developed by him in China during the early 2nd century AD, possibly as early as the year 105 AD. Although early forms of paper had existed in China sinc...

July 6, 2018

Born: 25 June 1936

Nationality: Indonesia

Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie is one of the most renowned Indonesia engineer. Born in southern part of Sulawesi, he takes decisive role in government by being the minister of research and technology for twenty years. In March 1998, he was appointed the position of...

July 6, 2018

Born: March 14th, 1879

Died: April 18th, 1955

Nationality: German

Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany. A short time later, the Einstein family went to Munich where Albert first attended elementary school and subsequently Luitpold grammar school. He was an "average" pupil but already very early int...

July 6, 2018

Born: 23 February 1879

Died: 22 March 1960

Nationality: British

Agnes Robertson Arber was a British plant anatomist and morphologist, a biology philosopher, and a botany historian. Though born in London, the 51 years of her life was spent in Cambridge. Anger Arber was recognized to be the first woman...

July 6, 2018

Born: 10 December 1815

Died: 27 November 1852

Nationality: British

Most often known as ‘Ada Lovelace’ was born Ada Gordon in 1815, sole child of the brief and tempestuous marriage of the erratic poet George Gordon, Lord Byron, and his mathematics-loving wife Annabella Milbanke. Fearing that Ada would i...

July 6, 2018

Born: 25 June 1903

Died: 21 January 1950

Nationality: British

Eric Arthur Blair used George Orwell as his pen name, was one of the most renowned English novelist, essayist, journalists, and critic. Through many of his literary works, he was marked as having awareness of social injustice, opposition to...

July 5, 2018

Born: 15th February 1564

Died: 8th January 1642

Nationality: Italian

Galileo Galilei was an Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician who played a major role in the scientific revolution during the Renaissance. His achievements include improvements to the telescope and con...

July 5, 2018

Born: 3 December 1800
Died: 8 February 1849

Nationality: Slovenian

The outstanding Slovenian poet of the Romantic movement.

He was a 19th-century Romantic poet, best known as the poet who has inspired virtually all later Slovene literature and has been generally acknowledged as the greatest Slovene cl...

July 5, 2018

Born: 1890

Died: 13 May 1982

Nationality: Greek

Despina Achladioti, known as the Lady of Ro, was a Greek patriot born on the island of Kastellórizo in 1890. Before the start of World War II, where her home island was repeatedly ravaged, Achladioti sailed with her husband and mother to the nearby desert...

July 4, 2018

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

Born: 6 February 1925

Died: 30 April 2006

Nationality: Indonesia

Pramoedya Ananta Toer was an Indonesian author of novels, short stories, essays, polemic, and histories of his homeland and its people. His works span the colonial period, Indonesia's struggle for independence, its oc...

June 25, 2018

Born: 30 March 1432

Died: 3 May 1481

Nationality: Ottoman, Turkish

II. Mehmed, known as Fatih Sultan Mehmed, known in Europe under the name Grand Turco or Turcarum Imperator or Caesar of Rome. He was an Ottoman sultan who was reputed fluent in several languages, including Turkish, Arabic, Persian, Ital...

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