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U Thant

U Thant was a Burmese diplomat and the third Secretary-General of the United Nations, from 1961 to 1971. He was chosen for the post when his predecessor, Dag Hammarskjöld, died in September 1961.

Type: StatesmanNationality: German

U. G. Krishnamurti

Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti, known as U.G. Krishnamurti, was an Indian thinker who questioned enlightenment. Although necessary for day to day functioning of the individual, in terms of the Ultimate Reality or Truth he rejected the very basis of thought and in doing so negated all systems of thought and knowledge in reference to It. −

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Uday Hussein

Uday Saddam Hussein al-Tikriti was the eldest son of Saddam Hussein from his first wife, Sajida Talfah, and the brother of Qusay Hussein. Uday was for several years seen as the heir apparent of his father; however, Uday lost his place in the line of succession due to injuries sustained in an assassination attempt, his erratic behavior and his troubled relationship with his father and brother.

Type: CelebrityNationality: Iraqi

Uday Kiran

Uday Kiran (born Vajpeyajula Uday kiran; 26 June 1980 – 5 January 2014) was a Filmfare Award winning Indian film actor, who primarily worked in the Telugu cinema. His first three films, Chitram, Nuvvu Nenu and Manasantha Nuvve, were successful hits, earning him the title "Hat-trick Hero". Nee Sneham film was the last hit in his career.

Type: actorNationality: India

Uday Kotak

Uday Kotak (born 15 March 1959) is an Indian billionaire banker, and the executive vice chairman and managing director of Kotak Mahindra Bank.

Type: entrepreneurNationality: India

Udonis Haslem

Udonis Johneal Haslem ( born June 9, 1980) is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the University of Florida, where he was a key member of four Florida Gators NCAA tournament teams. He played professional basketball in France for a year, and then signed with the Miami Heat in 2003. He has won three NBA championships while playing for the Heat.

Type: basketball playerNationality: United States of America

Ueli Gegenschatz

Ueli Gegenschatz (January 3, 1971 – November 13, 2009, Zurich) was a Swiss BASE jumper, paraglider and skydiver who held several world records.

Type: athleteNationality: Switzerland

Uesugi Kenshin

Uesugi Kenshin was a daimyo who ruled Echigo province in the Sengoku period of Japan.

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Uffe Ellemann-Jensen

Uffe Ellemann-Jensen (Danish pronunciation:, informal: was Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark in the Conservative led Poul Schlüter Administration 1982 1993. He was leader of the Danish Liberal Party, Venstre 1984 1998 and President of the European Liberals 1995 2000.

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Ugo Betti

Ugo Betti was an Italian judge, better known as an author, who is considered by many the greatest Italian playwright next to Pirandello.

Type: PlaywrightNationality: Italian

Ugo Cavallero

Ugo Cavallero was an Italian military commander before and during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded by the Third Reich to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

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Ulpian

Ulpian was a Roman jurist of Tyrian ancestry.

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Ulpian Fulwell

Ulpian Fulwell was an English Renaissance theatre playwright, satirist and poet.

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Ulrich Beck

Ulrich Beck is a German sociologist who holds a professorship at Munich University and at the London School of Economics.

Type: SociologistNationality: German

Ulrich Walter

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hans Walter is a German physicist/engineer and a former DFVLR astronaut.

Type: AstronautNationality: German

Ulrike Meinhof

Ulrike Marie Meinhof was a German left-wing militant. She co-founded the Red Army Faction in 1970 after having previously worked as a journalist for the monthly left-wing magazine Konkret. She was arrested in 1972, and eventually charged with numerous murders and the formation of a criminal association. Before the trial concluded, Meinhof was found hanged in her cell in 1976.

Type: JournalistNationality: German

Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant was the 18th President of the United States following his dominant role in the second half of the Civil War. Under Grant, the Union Army defeated the Confederate military and effectively ended the war with the surrender of Robert E. Lee's army at Appomattox.

Type: PresidentNationality: American

Uma Thurman

Uma Karuna Thurman is an American actress and model. She has performed in leading roles in a variety of films, ranging from romantic comedies and dramas to science fiction and action movies. She has been nominated for an Academy Award and has won a Golden Globe Award.

Type: Actress, modelNationality: American

Umar

Umar, titled Farooq the Great was the most powerful of the four Rashidun Caliphs and one of the most powerful and influential Muslim rulers in history. He was a sahabi of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. He succeeded Caliph Abu Bakr as the second Caliph of Rashidun Caliphate on 23 August 634. He was an expert jurist and is best known for his justice, that earned him the title Al-Farooq.

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