Rene Pleven

French politician who served as prime minister two times in the early 1950s.

Mathilde Blind

German-born English poet, fiction writer, biographer, essayist and critic born in 1841.


Turco-Mongol conqueror of western & central Asia born in 1336. Founder of the Timurid Empire & Dynasty.

Felix Yusupov

Russian aristocrat, prince, & count known for participating in the assassination of Grigori Rasputin.

Robert Doisneau

French photographer born in 1912 & known as a pioneer of photojournalism.

Robert Casadesus

French pianist & composer born in 1899. Most renowned member of distinguished musical family.

Cesar Chavez

American labor leader & civil rights activist born in 1927. Co-founder of the National Farm Workers Association.

Pierre Weiss

French physicist born in 1865. Discovered the Curie-Weiss law, mean field theory, & other contributions.

Emmanuel Mounier

French philosopher, theologian, teacher and essayist born in 1905.

Robert Delaunay

French artist born in 1885. Co-founder of the Orphism art movement.