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Abraham Zapruder

Abraham Zapruder was an American manufacturer of women's clothing best known for filming the Zapruder Film, a home-movie documentation of the November 22, 1963 assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, as the President's motorcade drove through Dealey Plaza, in Dallas, Texas. Zapruder's film is one of the most famous segments of film footage ever produced.

Type: BusinessmanNationality: Ukrainian

Abram Joseph Ryan

The Rev. Abram Joseph Ryan was an American poet, an active proponent of the Confederate States of America, and a Catholic priest. He has been called the Poet-Priest of the South, and less frequently, the Poet Laureate of the Confederacy.

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Abram Samoilovitch Besicovitch

Abram Samoilovitch Besicovitch was a Russian mathematician, who worked mainly in England. He was born in Berdyansk on the Sea of Azov to a Karaite family.

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Abu Abbas

Muhammad Zaidan also known as Abū ‘Abbās or Muhammad ‘Abbās, was the founder and leader of paramilitary group the Palestine Liberation Front.

Type: PoliticianNationality: Palestinian

Abu Bakar Bashir

GDSAbu Bakar Bashir (also Abubakar Ba'asyir, Abdus Somad, and Ustad Abu, born 17 August 1938, is an Indonesian Muslim cleric and leader of the Indonesian Mujahedeen Council.

Type: ActivistNationality: Indonesian

Abu Bakr

Abu Bakr also known as Abū Bakr as Șiddīq was a senior companion and the father-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. He ruled over the Rashidun Caliphate from 632 634 CE when he became the first Muslim Caliph following Muhammad's death.

Type: LeaderNationality: Arabic

Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali

Daif Abdul-kareem Al-Ghazal was a prominent Libyan journalist and writer who was murdered in Libya in May 2005.

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Abu Nuwas

Abu-Nuwas al-Hasan ben Hani al-Hakami,a known as Abū-Nuwās, was one of the greatest of classical Arabic poets, who also composed in Persian on occasion. Born in the city of Ahvaz in Persia, of an Arab father and a Persian mother, he became a master of all the contemporary genres of Arabic poetry.

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Abū-Rayhān Bīrūnī

Abū Rayḥān Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad al-Bīrūnī was a Persian polymath scholar of the 11th century.

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Abul Ala Maududi

Abul A’la Maududi was a journalist, theologian, Muslim revivalist leader and political philosopher, and a controversial 20th century Islamist thinker in British India, and later Pakistan. He was also a political figure in Pakistan and was the first recipient of King Faisal International Award for his services 1979. He was also the founder of Jamaat-e-Islami, the Islamic revivalist party.

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Aby Rosen

Aby J. Rosen (born May 16, 1960) is a German-born American real estate tycoon living in New York City. He is the co-founder of RFR Holding, which owns a portfolio of 71 properties in United States cities including New York, Miami, and Las Vegas; and Tel Aviv, Israel. Highlights include the Seagram Building, Lever House, W South Beach, The Jaffa, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Tel Aviv, Gramercy Park Hotel, Paramount Hotel, and Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, among other properties. Rosen is also a member of, a founding investor in, and the landlord to the Core Club in New York.Rosen is a noted collector of modern and contemporary art, owning more than 800 postwar pieces, including 100-plus works by Andy Warhol. His collection includes pieces by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Alexander Calder, Damien Hirst, Richard Prince and Jeff Koons.

Type: art collectorNationality: United States of America

Ace Frehley

Paul Daniel Ace Frehley is an American musician best known as the former lead guitarist of the rock band Kiss. He took on the persona of the Spaceman or Space Ace, and played with the group from its inception in 1973 until his departure in 1982. After leaving Kiss, Frehley embarked on a solo career, which was put on hold when he rejoined Kiss in 1996 for a highly successful reunion tour.

Type: Musician, songwriterNationality: American

Acharya Mahapragya

Acharya Shri Mahapragya was the tenth Acharya, supreme head of the Svetambar Terapanth sect of Jainism. Mahapragya was a highly venerable saint, yogi, spiritual leader, philosopher, author, orator, poet. Many of his books and articles were published under the former name Muni Nathmal.

Type: Nationality: Indian

Achille Maramotti

Achille Maramotti was a fashion entrepreneur in Italy.

Type: DesignerNationality: Italian

Achille Starace

Achille Starace was a prominent leader of Fascist Italy prior to and during World War II.

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