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Albert Lebrun

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — World History.

(1871–1950)

French statesman, 17th and last President (1932–40) of the Third Republic. A moderate conservative, he pursued a respected but unspectacular parliamentary career...

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ALDRIN, Buzz (<i>born</i> 1930), President, Starcraft Enterprises International (research and development of space technology, manned flight to Mars), since 1988

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; World History; History of Engineering and Technology; Transport; Transportation Systems. 411 words.

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Alija Izetbegović

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — World History.

(1925–2003)

Bosnian politician, President of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992–96), and part of a rotating tripartite presidency (1996–2000). Izetbegović's championing of Islam brought...

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Andean Community

Overview page. Subjects: World History — Financial Institutions and Services.

(CAN)

An association of South American nations set up in 1969 to enhance economic cooperation. The original members were Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela;...

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ANDREW, Christopher Robert (<i>born</i> 1963), Professional Rugby Director, Rugby Football Union, since 2011 (Elite Rugby Director, 2006–11; Operations Director, 2011)

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Sport and Leisure; World History; Historical Geography. 139 words.

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Andries Pretorius

Overview page. Subjects: World History — African Studies.

(1798–1853)

Boer leader and general. After several frontier campaigns against the Xhosa he took part in the Great Trek, and became commandant-general of the Boers after Piet...

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The Arab Revolutions of 2011: Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Syria

in Revolutions

February 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: World History; Revolutions and Rebellions; Politics. 4014 words.

The sudden collapse of regimes in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Syria startled the world. These revolutions have just begun, and it is too soon to say how they will end. ‘The Arab Revolutions...

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Arbuthnott, John Campbell (1924 - 2012), Lord-Lieutenant, Grampian Region (Kincardineshire), 1977–99; Her Majesty’s Lord High Commissioner to General Assembly, Church of Scotland, 1986, 1987

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Economic History; Economics; Insurance; World History; Historical Geography; Diplomatic History; Politics; International Relations; History; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Popular Beliefs and Controversial Knowledge. 324 words.

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ARMSTRONG, Neil A. (1930 - 2012), Chairman, EDO Corporation, 2000–02, then Emeritus; formerly NASA Astronaut (Commander, Apollo 11 Rocket Flight to the Moon, 1969; first man to step on to the Moon, 20 July 1969)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business History; Business and Management; Business Ethics; History of Science and Technology; World History. 312 words.

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ASHWORTH, Peter Anthony Frank (<i>born</i> 1935), Director, Leeds Permanent Building Society, 1971–92 (President, 1978)

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Economic History; Economics; Insurance; World History; Historical Geography. 73 words.

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