Category: Famous Personalities

  • Who Was Sake Dean Mahomed?

    Who Was Sake Dean Mahomed?

    Who Was Sake Dean Mahomed? Sake Dean Mahomed (Bengali:শেখ দেয়েন মুহাম্মদ 1759–1851) was an Indian traveler, surgeon, and entrepreneur who was one of the most notable early non-European immigrants to the Western World. Due to his foreign origin, his name is often spelled various ways in English documentation. He introduced Indian cuisine and shampoo baths to Europe, where he offered therapeutic massage. He […]

  • Katy Jurado Mexican Actress

    Katy Jurado Mexican Actress

    Katy Jurado Mexican Actress María Cristina Estela Marcela Jurado García (16 January 1924 – 5 July 2002), better known as Katy Jurado, was a Mexican actress of film, television, and theater. Jurado began her acting career in Mexico. She achieved some renown in her country’s cinema during the period known as the Golden Age of Mexican cinema (the […]

  • Marilou Danley Australian-Filipino Promotional Model

    Marilou Danley

    Marilou Danley Australian-Filipino Promotional Model Australia handed over information on Filipina-Australian woman Marilou Danley to help US authorities investigate her connections with mass-shooter Stephen Paddock, who killed 58 people at a country music festival in Las Vegas overnight. “We understand that the US had an interest in an Australian citizen and they were making inquiries […]

  • Hannah Glasse English Cookery Writer

    The Art of Cookery made Plain and Easy Hannah Glasse

    Hannah Glasse English Cookery Writer Hannah Glasse (March 1708 – 1 September 1770) was an English cookery writer of the 18th century. Her first cookery book, The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy, published in 1747, became the best-selling recipe book that century. It was reprinted within its first year of publication, appeared in 20 editions in […]

  • Kurt Masur | Biography & Achievements

    Kurt Masur

    Kurt Masur | Biography & Achievements Kurt Masur (18 July 1927 – 19 December 2015) was a German conductor. Called “one of the last old-style maestros”, he directed many of the principal orchestras of his era. He had a long career as the Kapellmeister of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, and also served as music director of the New York Philharmonic. He […]

  • Eva Ekeblad Biography & Facts

    Eva Ekeblad

    Eva Ekeblad Biography & Facts Eva Ekeblad (née De la Gardie; 10 July 1724 – 15 May 1786) was a Swedish countess, salon hostess, agronomist, and scientist. She was widely known for discovering a method in 1746 to make alcohol and flour from potatoes. Allowing greater use of scarce grains for food production, significantly reducing Sweden’s incidence of famine. Ekeblad was […]

  • Richard Oakes Activist

    Richard Oakes Activist

    Richard Oakes Activist Richard Oakes Activist (May 22, 1942 – September 20, 1972) was a Mohawk Native American activist. He spurred Native American studies in university curricula and is credited for helping to change US federal government Termination policies of Native American peoples and culture. Oakes led a 19-month occupation of Alcatraz Island with LaNada Means, approximately […]