Jacques Anquetil

French road racing cyclist born in 1934. First cyclist to win the Tour de France five times.

Kurt Jooss

German ballet dancer & choreographer, born in 1901, & regarded as the founder of Tanztheater.

Swami Vivekananda

Indian Hindu monk credited with making Hinduism a major world religion during the late 19th century.

Heinrich Nordhoff

German engineer born in 1899. Led the Volkswagen company as it was rebuilt after WW II.

Gilles Deleuze

French renowned philosopher known for co-writing Capitalism and Schizophrenia: Anti-Oedipus (1972).

Chet Baker

American jazz trumpeter & vocalist known for his innovations within the cool jazz subgenre.


French singer & actor who rose to fame with her 1950s hit “Bambino,” launching a 30-year career.

Joan of Arc

French heroine & Catholic saint who led the French army in a momentous victory at Orléans in 1429.

Berthe Morisot

French painter born in 1841. Member of the circle of painters in Paris known as the Impressionists.

Didier Daurat

French aviation pioneer, military fighter pilot, & the Air Bleu company born in 1891.