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  1. 4 days ago · Coco Chanel (born August 19, 1883, Saumur, France—died January 10, 1971, Paris) was a French fashion designer who ruled Parisian haute couture for almost six decades. Her elegantly casual designs inspired women to abandon the complicated, uncomfortable clothes—such as petticoats and corsets —that were prevalent in early 20th-century dress.

  2. Feb 13, 2024 · Oscar Wilde (born October 16, 1854, Dublin, Ireland—died November 30, 1900, Paris, France) Irish wit, poet, and dramatist whose reputation rests on his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891), and on his comic masterpieces Lady Windermere’s Fan (1892) and The Importance of Being Earnest (1895). He was a spokesman for the late 19th ...

  3. Feb 17, 2024 · Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Swiss-born philosopher, writer, and political theorist whose treatises and novels inspired the leaders of the French Revolution and the Romantic generation. Although he was the least academic of modern philosophers, he was also in many ways the most influential.

  4. 5 days ago · Jones died of lung cancer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on February 21, 1961. Jones was recognized for his achievements both during his lifetime and after his passing. In 1944, he became the first ...

  5. 1 day ago · Knight of the Order of the Garter. General John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, 1st Prince of Mindelheim, 1st Count of Nellenburg, Prince of the Holy Roman Empire, KG, PC (26 May 1650 – 16 June 1722 O.S. [a]) was an English soldier and statesman. From a gentry family, he served as a page at the court of the House of Stuart under James ...

  6. 1 day ago · Alexander Graham Bell ( / ˈɡreɪ.əm /, born Alexander Bell; March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922) [4] was a Scottish-born [N 1] Canadian-American inventor, scientist and engineer who is credited with patenting the first practical telephone. He also co-founded the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) in 1885. [7]

  7. 3 days ago · As the most anticipated Japanese player to join MLB since Ichiro Suzuki in 2001, Ohtani was under immense pressure to live up to his billing. He did so, batting .285 and hitting 22 home runs while also posting a 3.31 ERA in 10 games as a starting pitcher and thereby winning the AL Rookie of the Year award for his play.

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