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Konrad Zuse - (1910-1995)
German engineer, born in the District of Wilmersdorf on June 22, 1910 and died in Huenfeld in 1995. He is considered the inventor of the first fully functional digital electronic computer, known as Z3 (1941). In addition, he was the first to develop a computer language and introduce the binary numbering system in the construction of computers.While time would make him the inventor of the first digital computer, Zuse first steps at the University level were not related to electronics engineering. Read more...

Valerio Zurlini - (1926-1982)
Italian film director, born in Bologna (Italy) on March 19, 1926 and died in Verona (Italy) on October 27, 1982.LifeBelonging to a generation of filmmakers that emerged after the outbreak of neorealism, and among them Pier Paolo Pasolini or Michelangelo Antonioni, Valerio Zurlini stands soon as one of the most sensitive directors of Italian cinema. Ruthless analyst of human feelings, and always looking single drama, got a brilliant early success although his later career would span different sta Read more...

Plácido Zurla - (1769-1834)
Venetian Cardinal, antiquarian, prefect of studies at the College of the Propaganda, superior general of the order of the Camaldolite, born in 1769 and died in 1834. He left the following works: the world map of Fra Mauro described and illustrated and from Marco Polo and other travel Venetians. Read more...

King of Sumer A-Kalam-Dug - (ca. 2580 a.C.)
Sumerian King in the first dynasty of Ur, not picked up on the real list. It was probably the son and successor of Month-Kalam-Dug. A-Kalam-Dug is not know relevant details; just a cilindro-sello in which is recorded the name of his wife Ashusikildingir has come to us. Read more...

El Nabad Moatemed-El-Melek Sey d'A'Lawy-Khan A'lawy - (1689-1749)
Persian physician, born in Chiraz in 1689 and died in Delhi in 1749. He was doctor of Aureng Zed, Mohamed-Shad and Shad Nadir, which filled him honours and riches. A year before his death he opened his library to the public; among the many works he wrote, a kind of medical encyclopedia with the title of collection of collections stands out. Read more...

Aa - (s. XI)
A Dutch family name, which dates back to the 11th century, which is often cited in the annals of Holland. Prominent members of it are: Cristian Carlos Enrique Van Der Aaand Petrus Van Der Aa. Read more...

Hans Von Aachen - (1552-1615)
German painter born in Cologne from May 5, 1552 and died at Prague April 4, 1615. He received his first training in his native country, but he spent long periods of his life in Venice, Rome and Florence, cities that came into contact with the Mannerist current that were being developed in them. The figurative culture of this late Mannerism along with ways to make of Bartolomé Spranger were the basic components of his art. Next to this last painter worked in the important cultural center in Prag Read more...

Bertus Aafjes - (1914-1993)
Dutch poet, born in Amsterdam in 1914 and died in Venlo, Netherlands on April 23, 1993. Lyrical author of relatively late vocation, not became known as a poet until after having met the twenty-five years of age, with the collection of poems entitled Het gevecht met de Muze (fight with the Muse, 1940). With this book, it was enough to observe a strong aspiration of rigour and formal perfection which would have become a constant in the lyric production of Aafjes, severity, coupled with the concept Read more...

Cristian Aagard - (1616-1664)
Danish Latin poet, born in 1616 and died in 1708. He studied in Copenhagen, then was Professor of poetry at the University of that city, and rector of the College of Bipen. There are some poems Latina herself, distinguished by the purity and elegance of style. Cited with specialty the Threni hyperboroei on the death of Cristian IV, King of Denmark, and in praise of Federico III; De Homagio Frederici III; Danioe et Norvegiae regis. Read more...

Jeppe Aakjaer - (1866-1930)
Poet, Narrator and journalist Danish Flye (on the peninsula of Jutland)-born on September 10, 1866 and died in Jenle, April 22, 1930. In his narrative work both lyrical production reflected the Customs and ways of life of the rural population, which defended hard exploitation up to become one of the leading figures of the early twentieth century Danish intellectual scene.Born in a humble rural family who lives in the countryside of Jutland, lived a happy childhood that, walking time, through fer Read more...

Alvar Aalto - (1898-1976)
Architect, urbanist, theorist, sculptor, designer and Finnish painter born on February 3, 1898 in Kuortane and died on May 11, 1976, in Helsinki. Son of the surveying Johan Henrik Aalto, his full name was Hugo Alvar Henrik.The importance of Aalto for modern architecture lies in having synthesized the functionalism with the organic architecture and regional forms, to reach a very personal and individual international style in this way. As a sculptor, he is the first Finnish artist who created abs Read more...

Kjetil-Andre Aamodt - (1971-VVVV)
Norwegian alpine skier, born in Oslo on September 2, 1971, Olympic and world champion, has been one of the skiers more highlights and winners during the 1990s, with a total of fifteen medals at Olympics and World Championships.Together with his friend and teammate Lasse Kjus, who already agreed children's competitions, Aamodt headed the ascent of the Norwegian Alpine skiing at the beginning of the 1990s, in men's category, which placed his country among the major powers of the discipline. Champi Read more...

Hans Aanrud - (1863-1953)
Narrator and Norwegian playwright, born in Vestre Gausdal in 1863 and died in Oslo in 1953. Born in the bosom of a rural family, soon gave signs of an unusual interest towards the study of the living conditions of the Nordic peasantry, interest that reflected in its extensive novels and his short stories. In the whole of his narrative production, notably the title of his most important work, in Vinternat (a winter's night and other stories, 1896), as well as another piece which enjoyed wide acce Read more...

King of Egipto Aaqen - (ca. 1744 a.C.)
(Aaqn) The first half of the 13th dynasty Egyptian King, documented only in the priestly genealogical table of Memphis, pick up a trail of Berlin. The name Aaqen could have been one alteration of other connected with the God Seth (identify with the King Seth I?) either the transformation of the name Aaqenenre. Read more...

Dirk Aare - (¿-1212)
Bishop and Lord of Utrecht, died in 1212, ignoring the date of his birth. As a temporal Prince was pointed out by the bloody strife that it maintained with the counts of Holland, especially with Guillermo, who tried uselessly to remove their States. Read more...

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