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Antonín Novotny

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — Politics.

(b. 10 Dec. 1904, d. 28 Jan. 1975).

First Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia 1953–68 Born in Letnany (near Prague), he was trained as a locksmith and worked in an...

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Anwar Sadat

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — Social Sciences.

Born to a modest peasant family, Anwar Sadat (1918–1981) rose through the army to play a prominent part in Egyptian political life, first as a key figure in the anti-British ...

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Augusto Pinochet

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — Politics.

(1915–2006)

Chilean soldier who overthrew Salvador Allende to become president of Chile (1973–89).

Pinochet was born in Chile and educated at the Military Academy School...

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Barbara Castle

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(b. 6 Oct. 1910, d. 3 May 2002).

British Secretary of State for Employment (1968–70) Born in Bradford, she was educated at Bradford Girls' Grammar School, and Oxford. In the 1930s,...

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Barbara Ward

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — Economics.

(1914–1981)

British economist, conservationist, and journalist. She was created a DBE in 1974 and a life peer, Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth, in 1976.

Born in York,...

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Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree

Overview page. Subjects: Sociology — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1871–1954)

A company director and chairman (1923–41) of Rowntree (the chocolate manufacturer) in York, Seebohm Rown-tree was also a social reformer, philanthropist, and social...

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Bettino Craxi

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(b. 24 Feb. 1934, d. 19 Jan 2000).

Prime Minister of Italy 1983–7 Born in Milan, he joined the Socialist Party at the age of 18 and became so involved in politics that he never...

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Black Consciousness

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

An awareness of the identity, aspirations, and commonality of the Black peoples of the world by those of African origin. In the 1920s it developed rapidly in the USA, where Marcus Garvey...

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Boleslaw Bierut

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — Politics.

(b. 18 Apr. 1892, d. 12 Mar. 1956).

President of Poland 1945–52, Chairman of the Council of Ministers 1952–4 Born near Lublin, he became a printer and joined the Polish Communist...

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Boris III

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — Politics.

(b. 30 Jan. 1894, d. 28 Aug. 1943).

King of Bulgaria 1918–43 As Crown Prince he commanded Bulgarian troops on the Macedonian front in World War I, and was defeated by Franchet...

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