Member of theÂ Imperial House of Japan, wife ofÂ Emperor ShÅwa, & mother ofÂ Emperor EmeritusÂ Akihito.
German & English Baroque composer, born 1685, who was a huge influence on Mozart & Beethoven.
Italian operatic tenor born in 1873 & one of the first major singing talents to be commercially recorded.
Italian sculptor, painter, architect, & poet of the High Renaissance born in 1475.
English fashion designer & couturier & founderÂ of the Alexander McQueen label in 1992.
Austrian noblewoman & Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria’s mistress. Together they committed suicide in 1889.
American writer, costume designer, & artist born in 1925. Known for his unsettling illustrated books.
FrenchÂ novelist born in 1912 & known for writing The Bridge on the River Kwai & Planet of the Apes.
Dutch sculptor & furniture designer born in 1884. Widely known as the city sculptor of Amsterdam.
AmericanÂ jazzÂ composer, arranger, and pianist born in 1917. Most influential arranger of the bebop era.