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1 Vadim, Roger 1928-2000 Director, screenwriter, actor. Born Roger Vadim Plemiannikov... Vagelos, P(indaros) Roy (1929- ) Business executive and physician, born in Westfield, New Jersey, USA. Vaillant, George Clapp (1901-45) Archaeologist, born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Vaillant, George (Eman) (1934- ) Psychiatrist, born in New York City, New York, USA. Vail, Theodore (Newton) (1845-1920) Telephone and utilities executive, born near Minerva, Ohio, USA. Vair, Guillaume du (1556-1621) Writer and thinker, born in Paris, France. A lawyer... Vakhtangov, Evgeny Bagrationovich (1883-1923) Theatre director, actor, and teacher, born in Vladikavkaz, Armenia. Valachi, Joseph (Michael) (1904-71) Gangster, born in New York City, USA. Valadon, Suzanne (1865-1938) Painter, born in Bessines-sur-gastempe, W France... Valdés, Juan de (c.1491-1541) Humanist, born in Cuenca, EC Spain... Valdés y Toro, Lucas de (17th-c) A surgeon, born in Córdoba, S Spain. His curious masterpiece... Valdivia, Pedro de (c.1498-1559) Spanish soldier, born near La Serena, W Spain. Valdivielso, José de (1560-1638) Poet and playwright, born in Toledo, C Spain. Valencia, Pedro de (1555-1626) Humanist, born in Zafra, Badajoz, SW Spain. Valente, José Angel (1929-2000) Poet, born in Orense, NW Spain. His main preoccupations are exile... Valenti, (Joseph) Jack (1921- ) Motion picture executive, born in Houston, Texas, USA. Valentine, Alf(red Lewis) (1930- ) Cricketer, born in Kingston, Jamaica. Valentine, St (?-c.269) Roman priest and Christian martyr... Valentinian I, (321-375) Roman emperor (364-75), born in Pannonia (C Europe)... Valentinian III, (419-55) Western Roman emperor (425-55), born in Ravenna, Italy... Valentin, Moïse (1591-1632) Painter, born in Coulommiers, NC France. Valentino (1933- ) Fashion designer, born in Rome, Italy. Valentino, Rudolph (1895-1926) Film actor, born in Castellaneta, SE Italy. He studied agriculture... Valera, Diego de (1412?-1488) Historian, courtier, and moralist at the court of Juan II... Valerian, Publius Licinius (?-260) Roman emperor (253-60). Valeri, Diego (1887-1976) Poet and writer, born in Piove di Sacco, Veneto, NE Italy. Valerius, Adriaen (c.1575-1625) Writer, born in or near Middelburg, SW Netherlands. Valéry, (Ambroise) Paul (Toussaint Jules) (1871-1945) Poet and critic, born in Sète, S France. Valette, Jean Parisot de la (1494-1568) French knight, born in Toulouse, S France. Valiani, Leo (1909-99) Italian politican and historian, born in Fiume (Rijeka), W Croatia. Valladolid, Juan de (c.1403-52) A blind poet of very humble origin, born in Valladolid, NWC Spain. Valla, Lorenzo (c.1407-57) Humanist and critic, born in Rome, Italy. Vallandigham, Clement Laird (1820-71) US politician, born in New Lisbon, Ohio, USA. Of Southern ancestry... Vallayer-Costa, Anne (1744-1818) Painter, born in Paris, France. Elected to the Académie in 1770... Valle, Adriano del (1895-1958) Poet, born in Sevilla, SW Spain. He often lacks inspiration... Vallee, Rudy, (1901-86) Band leader and singer, born in Island Pond, Vermont, USA. Vallerey, Georges (1927-54) French swimmer... Vallès, Jules (-Louis-Joseph) (1832-85) Socialist journalist and novelist, born in Le-Puy-en-Velay, SC France. Valle (y) Caviedes, Juan del (1652?-1697?) Poet and playwright, born in Porcuna, Andalucia, S Spain. Vallisnieri, Antonio (1631-1730) Naturalist, born in Modena, N Italy. Vallmitjana i Barbany, Venanci (1828-1919) Catalan sculptor, born in Barcelona, NE Spain. Vallotton, Felix (1865-1925) Painter, born in Lausanne, W Switzerland. Valois, Dame Ninette de (1898-2001) Dancer, born in Blessington, Co Wicklow, E Ireland. Valverde, José María (1926- ) Poet, born in Valencia de Alcántara, Cáceres, W Spain. Vámbéry, Arminius (1832-1913) Traveller and philologist, born in Duna-Szerdahely... Van Allen, James (Alfred) (1914- ) Physicist, born in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, USA. Van Allsburg, Chris (1949- ) Writer, illustrator, and sculptor, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan... Van Anda, Carr Vattel (1864-1945) Journalist, born in Georgetown, Ohio, USA. Vanbrugh, Sir John (1664-1726) Playwright and Baroque architect, born in London, UK. Van Buren, Abigail, (1918- ) Journalist, born in Sioux City, Iowa, USA

2 Van Buren, Hannah, (1783-1819) The wife of Martin Van Buren, born in Kinderhook, New York... Van Buren, Martin (1782-1862) US statesman and eighth president (1837-41), born in Kinderhook... Van Buren, Steve (1920- ) Player of American football, born in La Ceiba, Honduras. Vance, Cyrus (Roberts) (1917-2002) Lawyer and public official, born in Clarksburg, West Virginia, USA. Vance, Dazzy, (1891-1961) Baseball pitcher, born in Orient, Iowa, USA. Vance, Harold (Sines) (1890-1959) Automobile executive and government official, born in Port Huron... Vance, Zebulon Baird (1830-94) US governor, born in Buncombe Co, North Carolina, USA. Vancouver, George (1757-98) Navigator and explorer, born in King's Lynn, Norfolk, E England, UK. Van de Graaff, Robert J(emison) (1901-67) Physicist, born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Vandegrift, Alexander (Archer) (1887-1973) US marine officer, born in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. van de Hulst, Hendrik Christoffel (1918- ) Pioneer of radio astronomy, born in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Van de Kamp, Peter (1901-95) Astronomer, born in Kampen, The Netherlands. Vandenberg, Arthur H(endrick) (1884-1951) US senator, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. Vanderbilt, Amy (1908-74) Authority on etiquette, born in Staten Island, New York, USA... Vanderbilt, Cornelius, (1794-1877) Steamship and railroad developer and financier, born in Port Richmond... Vanderbilt, Cornelius (1843-99) Businessman and philanthropist, born near New Dorp, New York, USA. Vanderbilt, George Washington (1862-1914) Capitalist, forestry pioneer, and agriculturist, born on Staten I... Vanderbilt, Gloria, (1924- ) Artist and socialite, born in New York City, USA. Vanderbilt, Harold S(tirling) (1884-1970) Industrialist, born in Oakdale, New York. USA. Vanderbilt, William H(enry) (1821-85) Railroad developer and financier, born in New Brunswick, New Jersey... Vanderbilt, William K(issam) (1849-1920) Businessman and sportsman, born near New Dorp, New York, USA. Van der Donck, Adrien (1620-55) Dutch colonist, born in Breda, The Netherlands. A lawyer... van der Goes, Frank (1859-1939) Writer and politician, born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. van der Goes, Hugo (c.1440-82) Painter, probably born in Ghent, NW Belgium. Vanderlyn, John (1775-1852) Painter, born in Kingston, New York, USA. van der Meer, Simon (1925- ) Physicist and engineer, born in The Hague, W Netherlands. Vanderpool, Eugene (1906-89) Archaeologist, born in New Jersey, USA. van der Post, Sir Laurens (Jan) (1906-96) Writer and philosopher, born in Philippolis, C South Africa. van der Waals, Johannes Diderik (1837-1923) Physicist, born in Leyden, W Netherlands. Largely self-taught... Van Der Zee, James (1886-1983) Photographer, born in Lenox, Massachusetts, USA. Van Devanter, Willis (1859-1941) Judge, born in Marion, Indiana, USA. Vandiver, H(arry) S(chultz) (1882-1973) Mathematician, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Van Doren, Carl (Clinton) (1885-1950) Writer and critic, born in Hope, Illinois, USA... Van Doren, Irita, (1891-1966) Editor, born in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Van Doren, Mark (Albert) (1894-1972) Poet, teacher, and writer, born in Hope, Illinois, USA... Van Dorn, Earl (1820-63) US soldier, born near Port Gibson, Mississippi, USA. Van Duyn, Mona Jane (1921- ) Poet, born in Waterloo, Iowa, USA. Born and educated in Iowa... Van Dyck, Cornelius (Van Allen) (1818-95) Scholar and medical missionary, born in Kinderhook, New York, USA. van Dyck, Sir Anthony (1599-1641) Painter, one of the great masters of portraiture, born in Antwerp... Van Dyke, Dick 1925- Actor. Born on December 13, 1925, in West Plains, Missouri. Van Dyke, Henry (1852-1933) Protestant clergyman and writer, born in Germantown, Pennsylvania... Van Dyke, Willard Ames (1906-86) Film-maker and photographer, born in Denver, Colorado, USA. Vanel, Charles (1892-1989) Actor, born in Rennes, NW France. Vane, Sir Henry (1613-62) English statesman, born in Hadlow, Kent, SE England, UK. Vane, Sir John (Robert) (1927- ) Biochemist, born in Tardebigg, Hereford and Worcester, WC England, UK. Van Fleet, James (Alward) (1892-1992) US soldier, born in Coytesville, New Jersey, USA. van Gogh, Vincent 1853-1890 Painter. Born on March 30, 1853... van Goyen, Jan (1596-1656) Painter, born in Leyden, W Netherlands. He moved to The Hague c.1632... Van Halen, Eddie 1957- Musician. Born Edward Van Halen on January 26, 1955 in Nijmegen... Van Heusen, James, (1913-90) Composer, born in Syracuse, New York, USA.

3 Van Hise, Charles (Richard) (1857-1918) College president and geologist, born in Fulton, Wisconsin, USA. van Loo, Charles André (1705-65) Painter, born in Nice, SE France... van Loo, Jean-Baptiste (1684-1745) Painter, born in Aix-en-Provence, SE France, of Flemish parentage... van Loo, Louis Michel (1707-71) Painter, born in Toulon, SE France. He studied under his father... van Loon, Hendrik Willem (1882-1944) Popular historian, born in Rotterdam, W Netherlands. van Meegeren, Han or Henricus (1889-1947) Artist and forger, born in Deventer, The Netherlands. Vanoni, Ezio (1903-56) Italian politician and economist, born in Morbegno, Lombardy, N Italy. Van Orstrand, C(harles) E(dwin) (1870-1959) Geophysicist, born near Manito, Illinois, USA. Van Patten, Dick 1928- Actor. Born December 9, 1928, in New York City. A child star... van Praagh, Peggy (1910-90) Ballet dancer, teacher, and producer, born in London, UK. Van Rensselaer, Mariana, (1851-1934) Art critic, born in New York City, New York, USA. Van Rensselaer, Martha (1864-1932) Home economist, born in Randolph, New York, USA. Van Rensselaer, Stephen (1764-1839) Public official, soldier, and philanthropist, born in New York City... Vansina, Jan (Maria Jozef) (1929- ) Historian, cultural anthropologist, and linguist, born in Antwerp... Vansittart (of Denham), Robert Gilbert Vansittart, Baron (1881-1957) British diplomat, born in Farnham, Surrey, SE England, UK. Van Thieu, Nguyen 1923- Politician. Born in Ninh Tvuan, Vietnam. Van Vechten, Carl (1880-1966) Writer and photographer, born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA. van Veen, Otto (c.1556-1634) Painter, born in Leyden, W Netherlands. He settled first in Brussels... Van Vleck, Edward Burr (1863-1943) Mathematician, born in Middletown, Connecticut, USA. Van Vleck, John H(asbrouck) (1899-1980) Physicist, born in Middletown, Connecticut, USA. Van Waters, Miriam (1887-1974) Penologist and prison reformer, born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA. Varah, (Edward) Chad (1911- ) Anglican clergyman, born in Barton-on-Humber, N Lincolnshire... Varchi, Benedetto (1503-65) Scholar, born in Florence, Tuscany, NC Italy. Varda, Agnès (1928- ) Film-maker, born in Brussels, Belgium. Vardalos, Nia 1962- Actor, writer. Born Antonia Eugenia Vardalos on September 24... Vardon, Harry (1870-1937) Golfer, born in Grouville, Jersey. Varèse, Edgar (1883-1965) Composer, born in Paris, France. While studying engineering in Paris... Vargas, Getúlio (Dornelles) (1883-1954) President of Brazil (1930-45, 1951-4), born in São Borja... Varley, John (1778-1842) Painter in watercolours, born in London, UK. Varnay, Astrid (1918- ) Soprano, born in Stockholm, Sweden. Brought to the USA in childhood... Varnedoe, (John) Kirk (Train) (1946- ) Museum curator and teacher, born in Savannah, Georgia, USA. Varney, Jim - Actor, comedian. Born June 15, 1949, in Lexington, Kentucky. Varro, Marcus Terentius (116-27 BC) Roman scholar and writer, born in Reate. He studied at Athens... Varro, Publius Terentius (c.82-37 BC) Roman poet... Varus, Publius Quintilius (? BC-AD 9) Roman general and official, consul in 13 BC. Vasalis, M (1909-98) Poet, born in The Hague, W Netherlands. Vasarely, Viktor (1908-97) Painter, born in Pecs, S Hungary. Vasari, Giorgio (1511-74) Art historian, born in Arezzo, NC Italy. Vassalli, Sebastiano (1941- ) Writer, born in Genoa, Liguria, NW Italy. Vassallo, Luigi Arnaldo (1852-1906) Journalist and writer, born in Sanremo, Liguria, NW Italy. Vassar, Matthew (1792-1868) Brewer, businessman, and philanthropist, born in East Tuddenham... Vassiliou, Georgios Vassos (1931- ) Cypriot politician and president (1988-93), born in Famagusta... Vauban, Sebastien le Prestre de (1633-1707) French soldier and military engineer, born in Saint Léger... Vaucanson, Jacques de (1709-82) Engineer and inventor, born in Grenoble, E France. Vauclain, Samuel (Matthews) (1856-1940) Engineer and inventor, born in Port Richmond, Pennsylvania, USA. Vaugelas, Claude Favre, seigneur de (Lord of) (1585-1650) Grammarian, born in Meximieux, E France. Vaughan, Henry (1622-95) Religious poet, born in Newton-by-Usk, S Wales, UK. Vaughan, Henry (1846-1917) Architect, born in Cheshire, NW England, UK. Vaughan, Herbert (Alfred), Cardinal (1832-1903) Roman Catholic cardinal, born in Gloucester, Gloucestershire... Vaughan, Sarah (Lois) (1924-90) Jazz singer and pianist, born in Newark, New Jersey, USA.

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4 Vaughan, Stevie Ray (1954-90) Rock musician, born in Dallas, Texas, USA. A virtuoso guitarist... Vaughan, Thomas Wayland (1870-1952) Geologist, palaeontologist, and oceanographer, born in Jonesville... Vaughan Williams, Ralph (1872-1958) Composer, born in Down Ampney, Gloucestershire, SWC England, UK. Vaughn, Vince 1970- Actor, writer, producer. Born Vincent Anthony Vaughn on March 28... Vauquelin, Nicolas Louis (1763-1829) Analytical chemist, born in St André d'Hébertot, France. Vauvenargues, Luc de Clapiers, marquis de (Marquess of) (1715-47) Moralist and essayist, born in Aix-en-Provence, SE France. A soldier... Vaux, Calvert (1824-95) Landscape designer and architect, born in London, UK. Vaux, Roberts (1786-1836) Penology reformer and philanthropist, born in Philadelphia... Vavilov, Nikolay Ivanovich (1887-1943) Plant geneticist, born in Moscow, Russia. Vayreda i Vila, Joaquim (1843-94) Catalan painter, born in Gerona, NE Spain. Vayreda i Vila, Marià (1853-1903) Writer and painter of note, born in Olot, NE Spain... Veblen, Oswald (1880-1960) Mathematician, born in Brooklin, Maine, USA... Veblen, Thorstein (Bunde) (1857-1929) Economist and social critic, born in Cato, Wisconsin, USA. Vedder, Eddie 1964- Singer, songwriter. Born Edward Louis Severson III on December 23... Vedder, Elihu (1836-1923) Painter and illustrator, born in New York City, USA. Vedder, Elihu (1836-1923) Illustrator and painter, born in New York City, New York, USA. Veeck, Bill, (1914-86) Baseball executive, born in Chicago, Illinois, USA... Veeken, Johan (Hans) van der (1549-1616) Rotterdam shipowner, banker... Veen, Adriaan van der (1916- ) Writer, born in Venray, SE Netherlands. Vega, Alonso de la (c. 1510-c. 1564) Playwright, born in Sevilla, SW Spain. Vega, Bernardo de la (1560-1625) Poet, novelist, and travel writer, born in Sevilla, SW Spain. Vega (Carpio), Lope (Félix) de (1562-1635) Playwright and poet, born in Madrid, Spain. He studied at Alcalá... Vega, Ricardo de la (1839-1910) Playwright and civil servant, born in Madrid, Spain... Veiller, Lawrence Turner (1872-1959) Social worker and housing expert, born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA. Veil, Simone (-Annie) (1927- ) Administrator and public official, born in Nice, SE France. Vela, Fernando García (1888-?) Essayist, born in Oviedo, NW Spain. Velarde, José (1849-92) Poet, born in Conil, Cádiz, SW Spain. Velasco, Concha (1939- ) Actress, born in Valladolid, NWC Spain. Velázquez de Cuéllar, Diego (1465-1524) Spanish conquistador and colonialist, born in Cuéllar, NC Spain. Velázquez de Velasco, Alfonso (c. 1560-c. 1620) Playwright and poet, born in Valladolid, NWC Spain. Velázquez de Velasco, Luis José, Marqués de Valdeflores (1722-72) Historian and poet, born in Málaga, S Spain. Velázquez, Diego (Rodriguez de Silva) (1599-1660) Painter, born in Seville, SW Spain. He studied in Seville... Velde, Henry (Clemens) van de (1863-1957) Architect, designer, and teacher... Velde, Willem van de (c.1611-93) Painter of maritime scenes, born in Leyden, W Netherlands. Velde, Willem van de (1633-1707) Painter, son of Willem van de Velde, born in Leyden, W Netherlands. Vélez de Guevara, Juan (1611-76) Playwright, born in Madrid, Spain. Los celos hacen estrellas... Velikovsky, Immanuel (1895-1979) Physician, psychoanalyst, cosmologist, and writer, born in Vitebsk... Veltman, Martinus (J G) (1931- ) Physicist, born in The Netherlands. Venables, Terry, (1943- ) Football player, manager, and coach, born in Dagenham... Vénard, St Théophane (1829-61) Missionary and martyr, born at Saint-Loup-sur-Thouet... Vendler, Helen (Hennessy) (1933- ) Literary critic and educator, born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Vendôme, Louis Joseph, duc de (Duke of) (1654-1712) French general, born in Paris, France, the great-grandson of Henry IV. Vening Meinesz, Felix Andries (1887-1966) Geophysicist, a pioneer of submarine gravity measurements... Venizelos, Eleutherios (Kyriakos) (1864-1936) Greek statesman and prime minister (1910-15, 1917-20, 1924, 1928-32... Venn, John (1834-1923) Mathematician, born in Hull, NE England, UK. Venn, John (1759-1813) Anglican clergyman, born in London, UK. In 1792 he became vicar there... Ventris, Michael (George Francis) (1922-56) Linguist, born in Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, SE England, UK. Ventura, Jesse 1951- Governor and former professional wrestler, born James George Janos... Ventura, Lino Borrini (1919-87) French actor, originally from Parma, N Italy. Venturi, Giovanni Battista (1746-1822) Physicist, born near Reggio, Reggio nell'Emilia, N Italy

5 Venturi, Robert (1925- ) Architect and writer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Vercors (1902-91) Writer, born in Paris, France. Verdaguer, Mosen Jacinto (1845-1902) Poet, born in Catalonia, NE Spain. Verdi, Giuseppe (Fortunino Francesco) (1813-1901) Composer of dramatic opera, born in Le Roncole, N Italy. Of humble... Verdon, Gwen, (1925-2000) Dancer and stage actress, born in Culver City, California, USA. Verdross, Alfred (1890-1980) Austrian jurist. Verdugo Castilla, Alfonso, Conde de Torrepalma (1706-67) Poet and diplomat, born in Alcalá la Real, Jaén, S Spain. Verdy, Violette (1933- ) Dancer and ballet director, born in Pont-L'Abbé-Lambour... Vereen, Ben 1946- Actor, singer, dancer. Born October 10, 1946, in Miami, Florida. Vérendrye, Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de la (Lord of the) (1685-1749) Explorer, who opened up much of the Canadian West... Vereshchagin, Vasili (1842-1904) Painter of battles, born in Cherepovets, NW Russia. Verga, Giovanni (1840-1922) Writer, born in Catania, Sicily, S Italy. Vergara, Juan de (1492-1557) Humanist, born in Toledo, C Spain. Vergil, Polydore (1470-1555) Writer of a history of England, born in Urbino, EC Italy. Vergniaud, Pierre Victurnien (1753-93) French politician, born in Limoges, C France. He studied in Paris... Verhaeren, Emile (1855-1916) Poet, born in St Amand lez-Pueres, NC Belgium. Verhofstadt, Guy (1953- ) Belgian prime minister (1999- ), born in Termonde, Belgium. Verhoogen, John (1912- ) Geophysicist, born in Brussels, Belgium. Verhuell, Carel Hendrik, Count (1764-1845) Dutch naval officer, born in Doetinchem, E Netherlands. Verlaine, Paul (Marie) (1844-96) Poet, born in Metz, NE France. Educated in Paris... Vermeer, Jan (1632-75) Painter, born in Delft, W Netherlands. He married in 1653... Vermeule, Emily Townsend (1928- ) Classicist, art historian, and archaeologist, born in New York City... Verne, Jules (1828-1905) Writer, born in Nantes, W France. He studied law at Paris... Vernet, Carle (1758-1836) Historical and animal painter, born in Bordeaux, SW France... Vernet, Claude-Joseph (1714-89) Painter of landscapes and seascapes, born in Avignon, SE France. Vernet, (Emile Jean) Horace (1789-1863) Painter of battles, born in Paris, France, the son of Carle Vernet. Vernier, Pierre (c.1580-1637) Scientific instrument-maker, born in Ornans, E France. Vernon, Edward, (1684-1757) British admiral. He joined the navy in 1700... Vernon, Robert (1774-1849) British breeder of horses... Verolme, Cornelis (1900-81) Dutch shipbuilder, born in Nieuwe Tonge, N Netherlands. Veronese, Paolo (c.1528-88) Venetian decorative painter, born in Verona, N Italy. Veronica, St (1st-c) Woman of Jersualem who, according to tradition... Verrazzano, Giovanni da (1485-1528) Navigator and explorer, born in Tuscany, WC Italy. Verres, Gaius (c.115-43 BC) Roman official. Quaestor in 84 BC... Verri, Alessandro (1741-1816) Writer, born in Milan, Lombardy, N Italy. Verrio, Antonio (c.1640-1707) Decorative painter, born in Lecce, SE Italy. Verri, Pietro (1728-97) Scholar and economist, born in Milan, Lombardy, N Italy. He was... Verrocchio, Andrea del (c.1435-88) Sculptor, painter, and goldsmith, born in Florence, NC Italy. Versace, Gianni 1946-1997 Fashion designer. Born December 2, 1946 in Reggio di Calabria, Italy. Vervoort, Hans (1939- ) Writer, born in Mageland, former Netherlands East Indies. Verwey, Albert (1865-1937) Poet, writer, and literary critic, born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Verwoerd, Hendrik (Frensch) (1901-66) South African statesman and prime minister (1958-66)... Very, Edward Wilson (1847-1910) US ordnance expert and inventor. He served in the US Navy (1867-85)... Very, Jones (1813-80) Poet, born in Salem, Massachusetts, USA. Vesalius, Andreas (1514-64) Anatomist, born in Brussels, Belgium. He studied at Louvain, Padua... Vesey, Denmark, (?1767-1822) Insurrection leader, probably born on St Thomas, West Indies. Vespasian (9-79) Roman emperor (69-79), the founder of the Flavian dynasty (69-96). Vespasiano da Bisticci (1421-98) Bookseller and scholar, born in Rignano sull'Arno, Tuscany, NC Italy. Vespucci, Amerigo (1454-1512) Explorer, born in Florence, NC Italy. Vestal, Albert (Henry) (1875-1932) US representative, born in Frankton, Indiana, USA

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6 Vestdijk, Simon (1898-1971) Novelist, poet, essayist, and scholar, born in Harlingen... Vestris, Auguste, (1760-1842) Ballet dancer and teacher, born in Paris, France. Vestris, Madame, (1797-1856) Actress, born in London, UK. Vialar, Paul (1898-1996) Novelist, born in Saint-Denis, NC France. Viana, Antonio de (c. 1578-after 1650) Epic poet, born in La Laguna, Canary Islands, Spain. Viana, Carlos de Aragón, Príncipe de (Prince of) (1421-61) Spanish prince and historian, born in Peñafiel, Valladolid... Vian, Boris (1920-59) Playwright, novelist, poet, and musician, born in Ville d'Avray... Vianney, Jean-Baptiste-Marie, St (1786-1859) Roman Catholic clergyman, born in Dardilly, SC France. Vian, Sir Philip (1894-1968) British naval commander. He trained at the Royal Naval College... Viaud, Louis Marie Julien (1850-1923) Writer and French naval officer, born in Rochefort, W France. Viau, Théophile de (1590-1626) Poet, born in Clairac-en-Agenois, SW France. Vicat, Louis Joseph (1786-1861) Civil engineer, born in Nevers, C France. Vicente, Gil (c.1470-c.1537) Portuguese playwright and poet. He accompanied the court... Vicetto, Benito (1824-78) Galician novelist, historian, and journalist, born in El Ferrol... Vickers, Jon(athan Stewart) (1926- ) Tenor, born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, WC Canada. Vickrey, William (1914-96) Economist, born in Victoria, British Columbia, SW Canada. Vicky, (1913-66) Political cartoonist, born in Berlin, Germany. Vico, Giambattista (1668-1744) Historical philosopher, born in Naples, SW Italy. He studied law... Victor Emmanuel I (1759-1824) King of Sardinia, born in Turin, Piedmont, NW Italy... Victor Emmanuel II (1820-78) First king of Italy (1861-78), born in Turin, NW Italy. Victor Emmanuel III (1869-1947) King of Italy (1900-46), born in Naples, SW Italy. Victoria, (1819-1901) Queen of Great Britain (1837-1901) and (from 1876) Empress of India... Victoria, Tomás Luis de, (c.1548-1611) Composer, born in Ávila, C Spain. He studied music in Rome... Vidal de La Blache, Paul (1845-1918) Geographer, born in Pézenas, S France. Vidal, (Eugene Luther) Gore (1925- ) Writer, born in West Point, New York, USA. Vidor, King (Wallis) (1894-1982) Film director, born in Galveston, Texas, USA. Vieira, António (1608-97) Missionary, born in Lisbon, Portugal. He went to Brazil in 1614... Vieira, João Bernardo (1939- ) President of Guinea-Bissau (1984-99), born in Bissau, W Guinea-Bissau. Vieira, Meredith 1954- Television journalist, cohost of The View. Born in 1954... Viélé-Griffin, Francis (1864-1937) French poet, born in Norfolk, Virginia, USA. Vien, Joseph Marie (1716-1809) Painter, born in Montpellier, S France. Vienna Circle A group of philosophers, scientists... Viereck, George Sylvester (1884-1962) Writer and propagandist, born in Munich, Germany. Vierne, Louis (1870-1937) Organist and composer, born in Poitiers, W France. Vigée-Lebrun, Elisabeth Louise (1755-1842) Painter, born in Paris, France. Vignelli, Massimo (1931- ) Designer, born in Milan, Italy. Vigneron, Thierry (1960- ) French pole-vaulter. Vignola, Giacomo (Barozzi) da (1507-73) Architect, born in Vignola, N Italy. He studied at Bologna... Vignon, Pierre Alexandre (1763-1828) French architect. Vigny, Alfred Victor, comte de (Count of) (1797-1863) Romantic writer, born in Loches, WC France. Vigo, Jean (1905-34) Film-maker, born in Paris, France, of Catalan origin. Viktoria (1840-1901) Prussian Queen and German Empress, born in London, UK... Vildrac, Charles (1882-1971) Poet and writer, born in Paris, France. With his brother-in-law... Villaespesa, Francisco (1877-1935) Poet and playwright, born in Laujar, Almería, E Spain. Villa-Lobos, Heitor (1887-1959) Composer and conductor, born in Rio de Janeiro, SE Brazil. Villanueva y Ochoa, Dionisio (1774-1834) Playwright, born in Córdoba, S Spain. Villa, Pancho (Francisco) 1878-1923 Mexican military commander and guerrilla of the warring phase of the... Villard, Henry, (1835-1900) Financier and publisher, born in Speyer, Germany. Villard, Oswald Garrison (1872-1949) Journalist, born in Wiesbaden, Germany. Villari, Pasquale (1826-1917) Italian politician and historian, born in Naples, Campania, SW Italy

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7 Villar Ponte, Antón (1881-1936) Galician playwright, novelist, and essayist, born in Viveiro, Lugo... Villars, Claude Louis Hector, duc de (Duke of) (1653-1734) French marshal under Louis XIV, born in Moulins, C France. Villas-Boas Brothers A family of brothers - Orlando Villas-Boas (1916-2002)... Villegas, Alonso de (1534-1615) Playwright and hagiographer, born in Toledo, C Spain. Villegas, Antonio de (1512?-c.1551) Poet and novelist, born in Medina del Campo, WC Spain. Villegas, Esteban Manuel de (1589-1669) Poet, born in Matute, Nájera, Logroño, N Spain. Villehardouin, Geoffroi de (c.1160-c.1213) French mediaeval chronicler, born near Bar-sur-Aube, EC France. Villella, Edward (1936- ) Dancer, born in New York City, USA. Villemin, Jean Antoine (1827-92) Physician, born in Vosges, NE France. Villeneuve, Jacques (1971- ) Motor-racing driver, born in Quebec, SE Canada. His father... Villeneuve, Pierre (Charles Jean Baptiste Sylvestre) de (1763-1806) French admiral, born in Valensole, SW France. Villiers, Charles Pelham (1802-98) British statesman and corn-law reformer, a younger brother of George... Villiers de L'Isle Adam, comte (Count) (Philippe) Auguste (Mathias) (1838-89) Writer, born in St-Brieuc, NW France. Villon, François (1431-c.1465) Poet, born in Paris, France... Villon, Jacques (1875-1963) Painter and engraver, born in Damville, NW France... Vincent de Beauvais (c.1190-c.1264) French Dominican priest and encyclopedist, who compiled... Vincent de Paul, St (c.1580-1660) Priest and philanthropist, born in Pouy, SW France. Ordained in 1600... Vincent, Fay, (1938- ) Lawyer and baseball commissioner, born in Waterbury, Connecticut, USA. Vincent, John Carter (1900-72) Diplomat, born in Seneca, Kansas, USA. Vincent, St (?-304) Protomartyr, born in Zaragoza, NEC Spain. Viner, Charles (1678-1756) Legal scholar, born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, S England, UK. Viner, Jacob (1892-1970) Economist, born in Montreal, Canada. Educated in the USA... Vinkenoog, Simon (1928- ) Poet, born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Vinson, Carl (1883-1981) US representative, born in Milledgeville, Georgia, USA... Vinson, Frederick M(oore) (1890-1953) Judge, born in Louisa, Kentucky, USA. Vinton, Bobby 1935- Singer. Born Stanley Robert Vinton on April 16, 1935 in Canonsburg... Vinyoli, Joan (1914-84 ) Catalan poet, born in Barcelona, NE Spain. Viollet-le-Duc, Eugène (Emmanuel) (1814-79) Architect, theorist, and archaeologist, born in Paris, France. Virchow, Rudolf (Carl) (1821-1902) Physician, politician, anthropologist... Virenque, Richard (1969- ) French cyclist. Virgil or Vergil, (70-19 BC) Latin poet, born in Andes, near Mantua. Virtanen, Artturi Ilmari (1895-1973) Biochemist, born in Helsinki, Finland. Virués, Cristóbal de (c.1550-c.1614) Spanish epic poet and playwright, born in Valencia, E Spain. Visconti, Bernabò (1323-85) Ruler of Milan. Visconti, Filippo Maria (1392-1447) Duke of Milan, born in Milan, Lombardy, N Italy. Visconti, Galeazzo II (c.1320-78) Ruler of Milan. He returned to Milan from the Holy Land in 1346... Visconti, Gian Galeazzo (1351-1402) Milanese statesman, born in Milan, N Italy. He succeeded his father... Visconti, Louis (Tullius Joachim) (1791-1853) French architect, born in Rome, Italy. Visconti, Luchino (1906-76) Stage and film director, born in Milan, N Italy. Visconti-Venosta, Emilio (1829-1914) Italian politician, born in Milan, Lombardy, N Italy. Visconti-Venosta, Giovanni (1831-1906) Writer and patriot, born in Milan, Lombardy, N Italy. Visser, Johannes Theodorus (1857-1932) Dutch Protestant politician and theologian, born in Utrecht... Visser 't Hooft, Willem Adolf (1900-85) Clergyman and ecumenist, born in Haarlem, The Netherlands. Vitellius, Aulus (15-69) Roman emperor, a successor of Nero. Vitrac, Roger (1899-1952) Poet and playwright, born in Pinsac, SWC France. Vitruvius (1st-c) Roman architect and military engineer. Vitry, Philippe de (1291-1361) French theorist, poet, and composer, born in Champagne, NE France. Vittorini, Elio (1908-66) Novelist, critic, and translator, born in Syracuse, Sicily, S Italy. Vittorino da Feltre (c.1378-1446) Educationist, born at Feltre, NE Italy. Vittorio Amedeo I (1587-1637) Duke of Savoy, born in Turin, Piedmont, NW Italy

8 Vittorio Amedeo II (1666-1732) Duke of Savoy, King of Sicily and of Sardinia, born in Turin... Vitus, St (4th-c) Christian martyr, said to have been the son of a Sicilian pagan. Vivaldi, Antonio (Lucio) 1678-1741 Composer, violinist, priest. Born March 4, 1678 in Venice, Italy. Vivanco, Luis Felipe (1907-75) Poet and literary journalist, born in San Lorenzo del Escorial... Vivarini, Alvise (c.1446-c.1505) Painter, born in Venice, NE Italy, the son of Antonio Vivarini. Vivarini, Antonio (c.1415-c.1480) Painter, the founder of the Vivarini studio, born in Venice, NE Italy. Vivarini, Bartolommeo (c.1432-c.1499) Painter, born in Venice, NE Italy, the brother of Antonio Vivarini. Vivekananda (1862-1902) Hindu philosopher, born in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), E India. Vives, Amadeo (1871-1932) Composer, born in Collbató, Catalonia, NE Spain. Vivés, Juan Luis (1492-1540) Philospher and humanist, born in Valencia, E Spain. Viviani, René (1862-1925) French statesman and prime minister (1914-15)... Vivien, Renée (1877-1909) French poet of Scottish-American ancestry, born in London. Vivin, Louis (1861-1936) Modern primitive painter, born in Paris, France. Vizenor, Gerald (1934- ) Chippewa writer, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Vizetelly, Frank Horace, (1864-1938) Lexicographer and editor, born in London, UK. Vladimir I, St, (956-1015) First Christian sovereign of Russia (980-1015), the son of Svyatoslav... Vlaminck, Maurice de (1876-1958) Artist, born in Paris, France. He was largely self-taught... Vlastos, Gregory (1907-91) Classicist, born in Istanbul, Turkey. He studied at Robert College... Vliegen, Willem Hubertus (1862-1947) Dutch socialist politician, born in Gulpen, S Netherlands. Voegelin, Eric (Herman Wilhelm) (1901-85) Political philosopher, born in Cologne, Germany. Voelcker, Augustus (1822-84) Agricultural chemist and writer, born in Frankfurt, WC Germany. Voetius, Gisbertus (Gijsbert Voet) (1589-1676) Dutch theologian, born in Heusden, SC Netherlands. Vogelaar, Jacques (Firmin) (1944- ) Writer, born in Tilburg, S Netherlands. Vogel, Ezra F (1930- ) Scholar and educator, born in Delaware, Ohio, USA. Vogel, Hans-Jochen (1926- ) German politician. Vogels, Frida (1930- ) Novelist and poet, born in Bussum, W Netherlands. As a novelist... Vogel, Sir Julius (1835-99) New Zealand statesman and prime minister (1873-5, 1876)... Vogel, Vladimir (1896-1984) Composer, born in Moscow, Russia. Vogt, William (1902-68) Ornithologist and ecologist, born in Mineola, New York, USA. Voight, Jon 1938- Actor, director, writer, producer. Born December 29, 1938 in Yonkers... Voiture, Vincent (1597-1648) Writer, born in Amiens, N France. He studied law at Orléans... Volcker, Paul A (1927- ) Economist, born in Cape May, New Jersey, USA. Vollenhoven, Pieter van (1939- ) Dutch lawyer, born in Schiedam, W Netherlands. Vollmer, August (1876-1955) Criminologist, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Volner, Jill Wine (1943- ) Lawyer, born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Volpi, Giuseppe, Count of Misurata (1877-1947) Italian politician and entrepreneur, born in Venice, Veneto, NE Italy. Volponi, Paolo (1924-94) Writer, born in Urbino, Marche, EC Italy. A lawyer... Volstead, Andrew J (1860-1947) US politician, born in Goodhue Co, Minnesota, USA. He practised law... Volta, Alessandro (Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio) (1745-1827) Physicist, born in Como, N Italy. He invented the electrophorus... Voltaire (1694-1778) Writer, the embodiment of the 18th-c Enlightenment, born in Paris... Volterra, Vito (1860-1940) Mathematician, born in Ancona, EC Italy. He was professor at Pisa... Volwiler, Ernest H (1893-1992) Chemist and inventor, born in Hamilton, Ohio, USA. Von Braun, Wernher 1912-1977 Rocket engineer. Born on March 23, 1912, in Wirsitz, Germany. Vondeling, Anne (1916-79) Dutch politician, born in Appelscha, N Netherlands. Vondel, Joost van den (1587-1679) Poet and playwright, born in Cologne, W Germany... Von Hagen, Victor Wolfgang (1908- ) Naturalist, explorer, and ethnographer, born in St Louis, Missouri... von Klitzing, Klaus (1943- ) Physicist, born in Sroda, WC Poland (formerly Schroda, Germany). Von Mises, Ludwig (1881-1973) Economist, born in Austro-Hungary. Vonnegut, Bernard (1914-97) Physicist, born in Indianapolis, Iowa, USA. Vonnegut, Kurt (Jr) (1922- ) Writer, born in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

9 Von Neumann, John (1903-57) Mathematician, born in Budapest, Hungary. Vonnoh, Bessie (Onahotema) Potter (1872-1955) Sculptor, born in St Louis, Missouri, USA. Vonnoh, Robert William (1858-1933) Painter, born in Hartford, Connecticut, USA... Von Stade, Frederica (1945- ) Mezzo-soprano, born in Somerville, New Jersey, USA. Von Wiegand, Karl Henry (1874-1961) Journalist, born in Hesse, Germany. Voorhoeve, Joris Jacob Clemens (1945- ) Dutch politician, born in The Hague, W Netherlands. Voorsanger, Jacob (1852-1908) Rabbi and scholar, born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Voragine, Jacobus de (c.1230-1298) Clergyman and hagiologist, born in Viareggio, W Italy. Vorenburg, James (1928- ) Lawyer and educator, born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Voronoff, Serge (1866-1951) Physiologist, born in Voronezh, W Russia. He studied in Paris... Voroshilov, Kliment Yefremovich (1881-1969) Soviet marshal, statesman, and president (1953-60)... Vorrink, Jacobus Jan (Koos) (1891-1955) Dutch politician and schoolteacher, born in Vlaardingen... Vorster, John (1915-83) South African statesman, prime minister (1966-78)... Vortigern (fl.425-50) Semi-legendary British king who, according to Bede... Vos, Cornelis de (1585-1651) Flemish painter. Working in Antwerp... Vose, Seth Morton (1831-1910) Art dealer, born in Stoughton, Massachusetts, USA. Vos, Hein (1903-72) Dutch economist and politician, born in Tijnje, N Netherlands. Voskuil, J (1926- ) Novelist, born in The Hague, W Netherlands. Vossius The name of a Dutch family of scholars and historians. Voss, Johann Heinrich (1751-1826) Poet and philologist, born in Sommersdorf, NE Germany. Voswinckel, Klaus (1943- ) Writer and film-maker, born in Hamburg, N Germany. Vouet, Simon (1590-1649) Baroque painter, born in Paris, France. Vought, Chance (Milton) (1890-1930) Aircraft designer and manufacturer, born in New York City, USA. Voulkos, Peter, (1924-2002) Potter, born in Bozeman, Montana, USA. Voysey, Charles (Francis Annesley) (1857-1941) Architect and designer, born in London, UK. Voznesensky, Andrey Andreyevich (1933- ) Poet, born in Moscow, Russia. Educated as an architect... Vranitzky, Franz (1937- ) Austrian statesman and chancellor (1986-97). Vreede, Mischa de (1936- ) Writer, born in Batavia, the former Netherlands East Indies. Vreeland, Diana (Dalziel) (c.1901-89) Fashion journalist, born in Paris, France. Vries, Hendrik de (1896-1989) Poet and artist, born in Groningen, N Netherlands. Vries, Theun de (1907- ) Writer, born in Veenwouden, N Netherlands. Vring, Georg van der (1889-1968) Writer, born in Brake, NW Germany. Vroman, Leo (1915- ) Poet and biologist, born in Gouda, W Netherlands. Vuillard, (Jean) Edouard (1868-1940) Painter and printmaker, born in Cuiseaux, E France. Vuyk, Bep (1905-91) Writer, born in Rotterdam, W Netherlands. Vygotsky, Lev Semenovich (1896-1934) Psychologist, born in Orsha, E Belarus. Vyshinsky, Andrey Yanuaryevich (1883-1954) Russian jurist and politician, born in Odessa, S Ukraine

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