Wanda Vázquez Garced Biography, Wanda Vázquez Garced Biography and Profile, Puerto Rican Attorney, Vázquez Garced, Puerto Rico Attorney General

Vázquez Garced was born and educated in Puerto Rico. She became district attorney in the Puerto Rico Department of Justice. Vázquez Garced also served as the head of the Office for Women’s Rights in Puerto Rico. For 20 years, Vázquez Garced specialized in domestic and sexual abuse. Wanda Vázquez Garced Biography and Profile. Read more

Boris Johnson Biography, Boris Johnson Biography and Profile, Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, British Politician, British Journalist, Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson (Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson) born 19 June 1964, a British politician, journalist. Johnson’s maternal grandfather was the lawyer Sir James Fawcett. Johnson’s paternal great-grandfather was Circassian-Turkish journalist Ali Kemal who was a secular Muslim; his father’s other ancestry includes English and French, including descent from King George II of Great Britain. Johnson’s mother was Charlotte Fawcett; an artist from a family of liberal intellectuals, she had married Stanley in 1963, prior to their move to the U.S. She is the granddaughter of Elias Avery Lowe, a palaeographer, who was a Russian Jewish immigrant to the U.S., and Helen Tracy Lowe-Porter, a translator of Thomas Mann. Boris Johnson Biography and Profile. Read more

Ursula von der Leyen Biography, Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen, European Politician, Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen Biography and Profile, German Politician

Ursula von der Leyen, physician and was born on 8 October 1958 in Brussels. She has seven children. Her father, Ernst Albrecht, was the minister-president of Lower Saxony and the former director-general of the European Commission. On 16 July 2019 the European Parliament elected Ursula von der Leyen the future President of the European Commission. She is the first woman to be President-elect of the European Commission. Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen Biography and Profile. Read more

Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, Frederick Douglass Biography, African-American Social Reformer, African-American Abolitionist, African-American Orator, African-American Writer, Statesman, Journalist, Author

Frederick Douglass was born around 14 February 1818 into slavery in Talbot County, Maryland. In 1881, Douglass published Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, which he revised in 1892. He taught other slaves on the plantation to read the New Testament at a weekly church service. Frederick Douglass married Anna Murray and they had five children. Frederick Douglass became the first African American nominated for vice president of the United States. Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey biography and profile. Read more

Christine Lagarde, Christine Lagarde Biography, Christine Madeleine Odette Lagarde, French Lawyer, French Politician, Christine Madeleine Odette Lagarde Biography and Profile

Christine Lagarde birth date: January 1, 1956. Birth place: Paris, France. Birth name: Christine Madeleine Odette Lallouette. Father: Robert Lallouette, a professor of English literature. Mother: Nicole Lallouette, a professor of French, Latin and ancient Greek. Marriages: Wilfried Lagarde (1982-1992, divorced); Eachran Gilmour (divorced). Children: with Wilfried Lagarde: Thomas and Pierre-Henri. Education: University Paris X Nanterre, J.D.; Political Science Institute in Aix en Provence, M.A. Christine Madeleine Odette Lagarde Biography and Profile. Read more

Moshood Abiola Biography, Moshood Abiola Biography and Profile, Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, Yoruba, Nigerian Businessman, Nigerian Politician

“No one can give you power. It is yours. Take it! From this day, show to the world that anyone who takes the people of Nigeria for fools is deceiving himself and will have the people to answer to. God bless you all. Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Long live the Government of National Unity.” – Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola. Read more

Brigitte Bierlein Biography, Austrian Lawyer, Brigitte Bierlein Biography and Profile, Austrian Politician, Austrian Political Leader

Dr. Brigitte Bierlein, born on June 25th, 1949 in Vienna. She studied law at the University of Vienna, doctorate (Dr.iur.) in 1971; judge’s exam in 1975, afterwards judge at the District Court Innere Stadt and District Tribunal (“Strafbezirksgericht”) Vienna; prosecutor at the Public Prosecutor’s Office Vienna from 1977 onwards (general and political criminal cases, media criminal cases; member of the Austrian Codex Commission (“Lebensmittel-Codexkommission”) from 1977 to 1979; 1986 Offices of Senior Public Prosecutors Vienna (“Oberstaatsanwaltschaft Wien”); Department for Criminal Law at the Ministry of Justice in 1987, then again Senior Public Prosecutor’s Office in Vienna. Brigitte Bierlein Biography and Profile. Read more

Sajid Javid Biography, British Politician, British Political Leader, Sajid Javid Biography and Profile

Sajid Javid was appointed Home Secretary on 30 April 2018. He was Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government from 8 January 2018 to 29 April 2018, and Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government from July 2016 to January 2018. Sajid served as Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills from May 2015 until July 2016. He was Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport from April 2014 to May 2015 and previously he was both the Economic and Financial Secretary to the Treasury. He was a member of the Work and Pensions Select Read more

Mel Stride Biography, Mel Stride Biography and Profile, British Politician, British Political Leader, UK, British Conservative Party Politician, Melvyn John Stride

Mel Stride, born on 30 September 1961, was educated at Portsmouth Grammar School and Oxford University, where he was elected President of the Oxford Union. He was previously Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General from June 2017 to May 2019. He was elected the Conservative MP for Central Devon in 2010. Mel Stride was appointed as the government’s Leader of the House of Commons on Thursday 23 May 2019, replacing Andrea Leadsom who quit in protest at Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit strategy. Mel Stride Biography and Profile. Read more

Toussaint Louverture Biography, François Toussaint Louverture Biography and Profile, François-Dominique Toussaint L'Ouverture, Haitian Revolution, Haitian Political Leader, Haitian Politician, Haitian Military

Toussaint L’Ouverture born May 20, 1743, had a large, albeit indirect, influence on the end of slavery in the British Empire. By forcing British troops to withdraw in 1798, L’Ouverture showed British officers what determined military opponents enslaved people fighting for their freedom could be. Of the more than 20,000 British soldiers sent to St Domingue during five years of fighting, over 60% died during the conflict. François Toussaint Louverture Biography and Profile. Read more