Category: people

Real names of famous artists

Banksy (real name not known) Bramantino (Bartolomeo Suardi) Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canale) Cigoli (Lodovico Cardi) Ert (Romain de Tirtoff) Le Corbusier (Charles Edouard Jeanneret) El Greco (Dominikos Theotokpulos) Il Garofalo (Benvenuto Tisi) Giorgione (Giorgio Barbarelli da Castelfranco) Giovanni Barbbaro (Arthur Dudley) Il Sodoma (Giovanni Antonio Bazzi) Lo Spagna (Giovanni di Pietro) A.M. Cassandre (Adolphe Jean-Marie […]

Real names of famous writers

Abhishek Kumar Yadav (Annu) Abigail Van Buren (Pauline Esther Friedman Phillips) Abram Tertz (Andrei Sinyavsky) Acton Bell (Anne Bront) Alain-Fournier (Henri Alban-Fournier) Alan Smithee (name sometimes used by American film directors) Alberto Moravia (Alberto Pincherle) Ann Landers (Esther “Eppie” Pauline Friedman Lederer) Alcofribas Nasier (Franois Rabelais) Alexander Barks (Charlie Christensen) Anatole France (Jacques Anatole Franois […]

Real names of famous politicians

Abel Djassi (Amlcar Cabral) Anacharsis Cloots (Jean-Baptiste du Val-de-Grce, baron de Cloots) An Craoibhn Aoibhinn (Douglas Hyde) Anthony Garotinho (Anthony William Matheus de Oliveira) Bob Denard (Gilbert Bourgeaud) Che Guevara (Ernesto Rafael Guevara de la Serna) Comandante Gonzalo (Abimael Guzmn) Germain (Ernest Mandel) Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej [Gheorghe Gheorghiu) Gracchus Babeuf (Franois-Nol Babeuf) Grigory Zinoviev (Ovsel Gershon […]

Real names of famous musicians

Adele (Adele Laurie Blue Adkins) Alice Cooper (Vincent Damon Furnier) Alicia Keys (Alicia Augello Cook) Alla Nazimova (Mariam Edez Adelaida Leventon) Alpha Blondy (Seydou Kon) Andr 3000 (Andr Benjamin) Aphex Twin (Richard David James) Babyface (Kenneth Edmonds) Barbara (Monique Serf) Beck (Bek David Campbell) Bela Lugosi (Be’la Ferenc Dezso Blasko) Big Boi (Antwan Andr Patton […]

Real names of famous actors

Alan Dale (Aldo Sigismondi) Albert Brooks (Albert Lawrence Einstein) Alex Lifeson (Alexander Zivojinovich) Alla Nazimova (Mariam Edez Adelaida Leventon) Alpha Blondy (Seydou Kon) Anne Bancroft (Anna Maria Italiano) Ashley Judd (Ashley Tyler Ciminella) Ashok Kumar (Kumudlal Kanjilal Ganguly) Bela Lugosi (Be’la Ferenc Dezso Blasko) Betty Hutton (Elizabeth June Thornburg) Bob Hope (Leslie Townes Hope) Boris […]

Famous inventors

Nils Alwall, (1904-1986), Sweden – the dialysis machine Archimedes – (circa 287 BC-212 BC), Greece – various machines Manfred von Ardenne, (1907-1997), Germany – elektron microscope and various technology inventions William George Armstrong, (1810-1900), England – hydraulic crane Joseph Aspdin, (1788-1855), England – artificial cement John Vincent Atanasoff, (1903-1995), Bulgaria – modern computer B Charles […]

Collective nouns of people

A faculty of academics A troupe of acrobats A cast/company of actors/players A bench of aldermen A conflagration of arsonists A troupe of artistes A team of athletes B A tabernacle of bakers A babble of barbers A promise of barmen A thought of barons A squad of beaters A bevy/galaxy of beauties A bench/psalter […]

King Henry’s six wives

Wife Life Years as wife Separation 1 Catherine of Aragon 12/16/1485 – 1/7/1536 6/11/1509 – 5/23/1533 Divorced 2 Anne Boleyn 1501/7? – 5/19/1536 1/25/1533 – 5/17/1536 Beheaded 3 Jane Seymour c. 1508 – 10/24/1537 5/20/1536 – 10/24/1537 Died 4 Anne of Cleves 9/22/1515 – 7/16/1557 1/6/1540 – 7/9/1540 Divorced 5 Catherine Howard c. 1521 – […]

Man Booker Prize winners

The Man Booker Prize was established in 1969 by Booker McConnell engineering company for British, Irish and Commonwealth fiction. Year Title Author 2008 The White Tiger Aravind Adiga (India) 2007 The Gathering Anne Enright (Ireland) 2006 The Inheritance of Loss Kiran Desai (India) 2005 The Sea John Banville (Ireland) 2004 The Line of Beauty Alan […]

Nobel Peace Prize winners

The first Noble Peace Prize was awarded to Henry Dunant and Frederic Passy in 1901. Here is the full list of the Nobel Peace Prize winners until the most recent winners. 2012 – The European Union 2011 – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee, Tawakkol Karman 2010 – Liu Xiaobo 2009 – Barack Hussein Obama II […]