Hideyo Noguchi (野口 英世Noguchi Hideyo, November 9, 1876 – May 21, 1928), also known as Seisaku Noguchi (野口 清作Noguchi Seisaku), was a prominent Japanese bacteriologist who in 1911 discovered the agent of syphilis as the cause of progressive paralytic disease. Continue reading Hideyo Noguchi→
Apostol Arsache (in Romanian) or Apostolos Arsakis (Greek: Απόστολος Αρσάκης; 1792–1874) was a Greek–Romanian politician and philanthropist. He was one of the major benefactors of 19th-century Greece, while at the same time he became a leading political figure in Romania. Continue reading Apostol Arsache→
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (Russian: Анто́н Па́влович Че́хов, pronounced [ɐnˈton ˈpavləvʲɪtɕ ˈtɕɛxəf]; 29 January 1860 – 15 July 1904) was a Russian playwright and short story writer, who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short fiction in history. His career as a playwright produced four classics and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. Along with Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg, Chekhov is often referred to as one of the three seminal figures in the birth of early modernism in the theatre. Chekhov practiced as a medical doctor throughout most of his literary career: “Medicine is my lawful wife”, he once said, “and literature is my mistress. Continue reading Anton Chekhov→
Friedrich Joseph Haass was PhilosopherDoc and CharityDoc
Friedrich Joseph Haass (Russian: Фёдор Петрович Гааз, Fyodor Petrovich Gaaz; August 10, 1780 – August 16, 1853) was the “holy doctor of Moscow”. Born in Bad Münstereifel, as a member of Moscow’s governmental prison committee, he spent 25 years until the end of his life to humanize the penal system. During the last nine years before his death he spent all of his assets to run a hospital for homeless people. He died in Moscow. Twenty thousand people attended his funeral at the Vvedenskoye Cemetery. Continue reading Friedrich Joseph Haass→
Zita-Eva Funkenhauser (born 1 July 1966) is a Romanian-born German fencer. In 1984 and 1988 she won two team gold and bronze medal at the Olympics competing for West Germany and a silver competing for Germany.Continue reading Zita-Eva Funkenhauser→
Bertrand Piccard is PioneerDoc with Balloons and Solar Eclipse and more
Dr Bertrand Piccard, doctor, psychiatrist and aviator First person to fly non-stop round the world in a balloon Initiator and pilot of Solar Impulse -first solar driven airplane flying round the world- President of the Winds of Hope humanitarian foundation and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, Pioneer of hang gliding in Europe.
Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒuseˈlinu kubiˈtʃɛk dʒi oliˈvejɾɐ]; September 12, 1902 – August 22, 1976), known also by his initials JK, was a prominent Brazilian politician who was President of Brazil from 1956 to 1961. His term was marked by economic prosperity and political stability, being most known for the construction of a new capital, Brasília.