Authors

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Nigel Lawson

Nigel Lawson, Baron Lawson of Blaby, PC, is a British Conservative politician and journalist. He was a Member of Parliament representing the constituency of Blaby from 1974 92, and served as the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the government of Margaret Thatcher from June 1983 to October 1989. He was made a life peer in 1992.

Type: PoliticianNationality: British

Nigel Lythgoe

Nigel Lythgoe is an English television and film director and producer, and former dancer in the Young Generation and choreographer. He is noted for being the producer of the shows Pop Idol and American Idol as well as being a creator, executive producer and a regular judge for So You Think You Can Dance. He was also creator of the 2009 competition Superstars of Dance.

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Nigel Mansell

Nigel Ernest James Mansell, CBE is a British racing driver who won both the Formula One World Championship and the CART Indy Car World Series. Mansell was the reigning F1 champion when he moved over to CART, being the first person to win the CART title in his debut season, making him the only person to hold both titles simultaneously.

Type: AthleteNationality: British

Nigel Rees

Nigel Rees is an English writer and broadcaster, best known for devising and hosting the long-running Radio 4 panel game Quote... Unquote and as the author of more than fifty books reference, humour and fiction.

Type: AuthorNationality: British

Nigel Short

Nigel David Short MBE is an English chess grandmaster earning the title at the age of 19. Short is often regarded as the strongest English player of the 20th century as he was ranked third in the world, from January 1988 to July 1989. In 1993, he challenged Garry Kasparov for the World Chess Championship in London. He has defeated 12 of the 19 officially recognised World Champions since 1886.

Type: CelebrityNationality: British

Nigel Tranter

Nigel Tranter OBE was a Scottish historian and author.

Type: Historian, writerNationality: Scottish

Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lucy Lawson is an English food writer, journalist and broadcaster. Lawson is the daughter of Nigel Lawson, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Vanessa Salmon, whose family owned the J. Lyons and Co. empire.

Type: JournalistNationality: British

Niger Innis

Niger Roy Innis (born 1968) is an American activist and politician. He is the National Spokesperson for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and executive director of TeaPartyFwd.com, and a political consultant. He was an MSNBC commentator.

Type: politicianNationality: United States of America

Nik Kershaw

Nik Kershaw is an English singer-songwriter. The one time jazz-funk guitarist was a 1980s teen idol. His 50 weeks on the UK Singles Chart in 1984 beat all other soloists. Kershaw appeared at Live Aid, and penned hits for Let Loose, The Hollies and a number 1 for Chesney Hawkes, The One and Only.

Type: Musician, vocalist, songwriterNationality: English

Nik Wallenda

Nikolas "Nik" Wallenda (born January 24, 1979) is an American acrobat, aerialist, daredevil, high wire artist, and author. He is known for his high-wire performances without a safety net. He holds nine Guinness World Records for various acrobatic feats, but is best known as the first person to walk a tightrope stretched directly over Niagara Falls.

Type: stunt performer,circus performerNationality: United States of America

Niki de St. Phalle

Niki de Saint Phalle (born Catherine-Marie-Agnès Fal de Saint Phalle, 29 October 1930 – 21 May 2002) was a French-American sculptor, painter, and filmmaker. She was one of the few women artists widely known for monumental sculpture, but also for her commitments.She had a difficult and traumatic childhood and education, which she wrote about decades later. After an early marriage and two children, she began creating art in a naïve, experimental style. She first received worldwide attention for angry, violent assemblages which had been shot by firearms. These evolved into Nanas, light-hearted, whimsical, colorful, large-scale sculptures of animals, monsters, and female figures. Her most comprehensive work was the Tarot Garden, a large sculpture garden containing numerous works ranging up to house-sized creations. Her idiosyncratic style has been called "outsider art"; she had no formal training in art, but associated freely with many other contemporary artists, writers, and composers.Throughout her creative career, she collaborated with other well-known artists such as Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers, composer John Cage, and architect Mario Botta, as well as dozens of less-known artists and craftspersons. For several decades, she worked especially closely with Swiss kinetic artist Jean Tinguely, who also became her second husband. In her later years, she suffered from multiple chronic health problems attributed to repeated exposure to glass fibers and petrochemical fumes from the experimental materials she had used in her pioneering artworks, but she continued to create prolifically until the end of her life.

Type: painter,sculptor,visual artist,modelNationality: Switzerland,France

Niki Lauda

Andreas Nikolaus Niki Lauda is an Austrian former Formula One racing driver and three-time F1 World Champion. More recently an aviation entrepreneur, he has founded and run two airlines and was manager of the Jaguar Formula One racing team for two years.

Type: AthleteNationality: Austrian

Niki Taylor

Nicole Renee Niki Taylor is an American model.

Type: ModelNationality: American

Nikita Ivanovich Panin

Count Nikita Ivanovich Panin was an influential Russian statesman and political mentor to Catherine the Great for the first eighteen years of her reign. In that role he advocated the Northern Alliance, closer ties with Frederick the Great of Prussia and the establishment of an advisory privy council.

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Nikita Khrushchev

Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev led the Soviet Union during part of the Cold War. He served as First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1953 to 1964, and as Chairman of the Council of Ministers, or Premier, from 1958 to 1964.

Type: StatesmanNationality: Russian

Nikki Bella

Stephanie Nicole Garcia-Colace (born November 21, 1983) is an American professional wrestler signed to WWE under the ring name Nikki Bella , where she performs on the Raw brand.

Type: model,professional wrestler,YouTuberNationality: United States of America

Nikki Cox

Nicole Avery Nikki Cox is an American actress known mostly for her roles on the television series Unhappily Ever After, Las Vegas, and Nikki.

Type: Actress, actress/dancerNationality: American