Al Gore Biography, Albert Arnold Gore Biography and Profile, American Vice President, U.S. Vice President, Environmental Activist, Activist, American Politician, American Poltiical Leader

Former vice president Al Gore was born Albert Arnold Gore, Jr., on March 31, 1948. In his 2000 presidential campaign, Gore won the Democratic presidential nomination after facing down an early challenge from former Senator Bill Bradley. Gore won the popular vote, but conceded defeat to Republican George W. Bush. On December 10, 2007, Gore accepted a Nobel Prize for work on global warming. Gore has four adult children with his first wife Tipper. Read Albert Arnold Gore Biography and Profile. Read more

Yasser Arafat, Yasser Arafat Biography, Mohammed Abdel-Raouf Arafat, Palestine, Middle East, Political Leader, President, Politician, Politics, Suha Arafat

Born in Cairo in 1929, Yasser Arafat was named chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization 40 years later. Arafat signed a self-governing pact with Israel in 1991, at the Madrid Conference, and together with Israeli leaders made several attempts at lasting peace soon after, notably through the Oslo Accords (1993) and the Camp David Summit of 2000. Arafat and Israel’s Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres shared the Nobel Peace Prize, but the terms were never implemented. Arafat ceded his PLO chairman post in 2003, and died in Paris in 2004. Read Mohammed Abdel-Raouf Arafat Biography and Profile. Read more

Kofi A. Annan, Kofi Annan, Kofi Annan Biography and Profile, Secretary-General of the United Nations, United Nations, UN

KOFI A. ANNAN of Ghana, the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, served from 1997 to 2006 and was the first to emerge from the ranks of United Nations staff. He died in 2018 after a short illness. Kofi Annan was born in Kumasi, Ghana, on 8 April 1938. Read Kofi Annan Biography and Profile. Read more

Aung San Suu Kyi Biography, Activist, Myanmar, Burmese politician, Diplomat, Myanmar Author, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Born in Yangon, Myanmar, 19 June 1945, Aung San Suu Kyi spent much of her early adult years abroad before returning home and becoming an activist against the brutal rule of dictator U Ne Win. She was placed under house arrest in 1989 and spent 15 of the next 21 years in custody, winning the 1991 Nobel Prize for Peace along the way. Read Aung San Suu Kyi Biography and Profile. Read more

Nelson Mandela Biography and Profile, South Africa, Activist, Politician, Political Leader, President

Nelson Mandela was born into the Madiba clan in the village of Mvezo, in the Eastern Cape, on 18 July 1918. He was South Africa President. Continue reading Rolihlahla Mandela Biography and Profile. Read more

Martin Luther King Jr Biography and Profile - USA - US

Martin Luther King Jr was born on 15 January 1929. King is remembered for his non-violent protests against segregation and his “I Have a Dream” speech. Read more. Martin Luther King Jr Biography and Profile. Read more

John Hall Biography, John L. Hall, American Physicist, Nobel Laureate, John Lewis Hall, American Nobel Laureate, John Lewis Jan Hall, American Scientist, Physicist

John Hall (John Lewis Hall, Known by many as Jan) was born August 1934, in Denver, Colorado. Hall’s research with Theodor W. Hänsch on measuring optical frequencies led to the pair sharing (also with Roy Glauber) the 2005 Nobel Prize for Physics. John Hall Biography. Read more

Mother Teresa Biography - Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu - India

Mother Teresa was born on August 26, 1910, in Skopje, the current capital of the Republic of Macedonia. Mother Teresa was the founder of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity. Read Mother Teresa Biography. Read more

Malala Yousafzai, Malala Yousafzai Biography, Pakistan, Activist

Malala Yousafzai was born 12 July 1997, Pakistan. Malala won Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. Continue reading the complete Malala Yousafzai Biography. Read more

Kazuo Ishiguro Biography - Japan

Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan, on 8 November 1954. He was awarded the OBE in 1995 for services to literature and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Read Kazuo Ishiguro Biography. Read more