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Born: Qi Died: 496 BC, Wu Quotes: Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win. The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise …

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With the premiere of History’s Roots remake, beginning on May 30th, we’re taking a look back at the original history-making miniseries. LeVar Burton as Kunta Kinte in the ABC miniseries Roots (1977). (Photo: ABC/Photofest) If you weren’t there—if you’ve only known television in its post-Big Three networks era—it’s hard to understand the impact of the …

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Patrice Émery Lumumba was a Congolese independence leader and the first democratically elected leader of the Congo as prime minister. Born: July 2, 1925, Katakokombe, Democratic Republic of the Congo Assassinated: January 17, 1961, Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo Spouse: Pauline Lumumba (m. 1951) Movies: Lumumba, la mort d’un prophète Children: Guy-Patrice Lumumba Books: …

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Robert Gabriel Mugabe is the current President of Zimbabwe, serving since 22 December 1987. As one of the leaders of the rebel groups against white minority rule, he was elected as Prime Minister Born: February 21, 1924 (age 92), Kutama, Zimbabwe Spouse: Grace Mugabe (m. 1996), Sally Hayfron (m. 1961–1992) Children: Bona Mugabe, Robert Peter …

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Liliane Bettencourt of France is back in the seat of richest woman in the world, and is also the 11th richest person on the Forbes list. Her fortune slipped $4 billion in the past year as shares of L’Oreal fell. But the heiress was not just a victim of the markets. According to a French …

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  Born Kimathi wa Waciuri 31 October 1920 Nyeri District, Central Province, Kenya Died 18 February 1957 (aged 36) Nairobi, Kenya Ethnicity Kikuyu Known for Leader of the Kenya Land and Freedom Army and the Mau Mau uprising Dedan Kimathi Waciuri (31 October 1920 – 18 February 1957) born Kimathi wa Waciuri, was a leader of the …

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Ban Ki-moon is a South Korean statesman and politician who is the eighth and current Secretary-General of the United Nations. Born: June 13, 1944 (age 71), Haengchi Nationality: South Korean Predecessor: Kofi Annan Succeeded by: Song Min-soon Spouse: Yoo Soon-taek (m. 1971) Education: Seoul National University 1970 John F. Kennedy School of Government (1985) BIOGRAPHY …

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Quick Facts Also Listed In : Political Leaders  Also Known As : 约翰·加朗, Гаранг, Джон  Famous as : Politician  Nationality : Sudanese  Religion :Christianity  Political ideology :Political party – SPLM  Born on :23 June 1945 AD  Birthday : 23rd June    Famous 23rd June Birthdays  Died At Age :60  Sun Sign :Cancer    Cancer Men  Born in …

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Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi, commonly known as Colonel Gaddafi, was a Libyan revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. Born: June 7, 1942, Qasr Abu Hadi, Libya Died: October 20, 2011, Sirte, Libya Children: Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, Ayesha Gaddafi, Al-Saadi Gaddafi,more Spouse: Safia Farkash (m. 1970–2011), Fatiha al-Nuri (m. 1969–1970) Previous offices: Brotherly Leader and Guide …

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Haile Selassie Former Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie I, born Tafari Makonnen Woldemikael, was Ethiopia’s regent from 1916 to 1930 and Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974. Born: July 23, 1892, Ejersa Goro, Ethiopia Died: August 27, 1975, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Spouse: Menen Asfaw (m. 1911–1962) Children: Amha Selassie, Princess Tenagnework Royal line: Solomonic …

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