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Abbie Hoffman

Abbot Howard Abbie Hoffman was a political and social activist who co-founded the Youth International Party.

Type: Activist, writer, psychologist, speakerNationality: American

Abbott Eliot Kittredge

Abbott Eliot Kittredge, best known as A. E. Kittredge, was an American leader of the Presbyterian Church.

Type: Nationality: American

Abbott L. Lowell

Abbott Lawrence Lowell was a U.S. educator and legal scholar. He served as President of Harvard University from 1909 to 1933.

Type: Nationality: American

Abbott Lawrence

Abbott Lawrence was a prominent American businessman, politician, and philanthropist. He founded Lawrence, Massachusetts.

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Abby Elliott

Abby Elliott (born June 16, 1987) is an American actress and comedian who was a cast member on Saturday Night Live for four seasons (from 2008 to 2012) and co-starred on the Bravo series Odd Mom Out. She is the daughter of actor/comedian Chris Elliott.

Type: screenwriter,actor,singer,comedian,voice actor,television actorNationality: United States of America

Abby Sunderland

Abigail Jillian Abby Sunderland is an American sailor who, in 2010, attempted to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world.

Type: SailorNationality:

Abby Wambach

Mary Abigail Wambach (born June 2, 1980) is an American retired soccer player, coach, two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women's World Cup champion. A six-time winner of the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year award, Wambach was a regular on the U.S. women's national soccer team from 2003 to 2015, earning her first cap in 2001. As a forward, she currently stands as the highest all-time goal scorer for the national team and holds the world record for international goals for both female and male soccer players with 184 goals. Wambach was awarded the 2012 FIFA World Player of the Year, becoming the first American woman to win the award in ten years. She was included on the 2015 Time 100 list as one of the most influential people in the world.

Type: association football playerNationality: United States of America

Abd al-Bari Atwan

Abdel Bari Atwan is the editor-in chief of the London-based pan-Arab newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi.

Type: JournalistNationality:

Abdallah II

Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein is the reigning King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. He ascended the throne on 7 February 1999 upon the death of his father King Hussein. King Abdullah, whose mother is Princess Muna al-Hussein, is a member of the Hashemite family. Since 1993, Abdullah has been married to Queen Rania of Jordan.

Type: LeaderNationality: Jordanian

Abdallah Salem el-Badri

Abdalla Salem el-Badri (born 25 May 1940) is a former Libyan official who served as Chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), Minister of Petroleum, Minister of Energy, Minister of Management, and Deputy Prime Minister. He was also the longest-serving Secretary General of OPEC, holding the position in 1994 and then 2007–2016. He is a citizen of Libya and resides in Austria. He is married with five children.OPEC selected Nigeria's Mohammed Barkindo to succeed el-Badri as Secretary General, effective 1 August 2016. One of their predecessors was Omar el-Badri who held the position in 1970, although OPEC does not disclose any relation between its two Libyan Secretaries General with the same family name.

Type: politicianNationality: Libya

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil El-Sisi (Arabic: عبد الفتاح سعيد حسين خليل السيسى‎ ʿAbdel-Fattāḥ Saʿīd Ḥesēn Khalīl es-Sīsi Egyptian Arabic: [ʕæbdel.fætˈtæːħ sæˈʕiːd ħeˈseːn xæˈliːl ɪsˈsiːsi]: born 19 November 1954) is an Egyptian politician who is the sixth and current President of Egypt, in office since 2014.

Type: military personnel,politicianNationality: Egypt

Abdel-Rahman

Abdur Rahman is a male Muslim given name, and in modern usage, surname. It is built from the Arabic words Abd, al- and Rahman. The name means servant of the most gracious, ar-Rahman being one of the names of God in the Qur'an, which give rise to the Muslim theophoric names.

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Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Abdelaziz Bouteflika is an Algerian politician who has been the fifth President of Algeria since 1999. He presided over the end of the bloody Algerian Civil War in 2002, and he ended emergency rule in February 2011 amidst regional unrest.

Type: StatesmanNationality: Algerian

Abdelkader El Djezairi

Abdelkader ibn Muhieddine,, known as the Emir Abdelkader or Abdelkader El Djezairi, was an Algerian religious and military leader who led a struggle against the French colonial invasion in the mid-19th century.

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Abdolkarim Soroush

Abdolkarim Soroush, born Hosein Haj Faraj Dabbagh, is an Iranian thinker, reformer, Rumi scholar and a former professor at the University of Tehran and Imam Khomeini International University. He is arguably the most influential figure in religious intellectual movement in Iran. Mr Soroush is currently a visiting scholar at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD.

Type: PhilosopherNationality: Iranian

Abdollah Javadi-Amoli

Grand Ayatollah Abdollah Javadi-Amoli is an Iranian Twelver Shi'a Marja. He is a conservative Iranian politician and one of the prominent Islamic scholars of the Hawza in Qom.

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Abdoulaye Wade

Abdoulaye Wade is a Senegalese politician who was President of Senegal from 2000 to 2012. He is also the Secretary-General of the Senegalese Democratic Party and has led the party since it was founded in 1974. A long-time opposition leader, he ran for President four times, beginning in 1978, before he was elected in 2000.

Type: StatesmanNationality: Senegalese

Abdu'l-Bahá

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, born ‘Abbás Effendí, was the eldest son of Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Bahá'í Faith. In 1892, `Abdu'l-Bahá was appointed in his father's will to be his successor and head of the Bahá'í Faith. `Abdu'l-Bahá was born in Tehran to an aristocratic family of the realm.

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Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair عبد العزيز الغرير(born 12 November 1954) of the United Arab Emirates, is the Chief Executive Officer of the publicly traded Mashreq Bank, and billionaire. As of 2011 his net worth was estimated by Forbes to be billion, making him the 420th richest person in the world.

Type: engineer,bankerNationality: United Arab Emirates