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Nikki Giovanni

Nikki Giovanni is an American poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator. Her primary focus is on the individual and the power one has to make a difference in oneself and in the lives of others. Giovanni’s poetry expresses strong racial pride, respect for family, and her own experiences as a daughter, a civil rights activist, and a mother.

Type: Poet, writer, activistNationality: American

Nikki Haley

Nimrata Nikki Randhawa Haley, an American politician, is the 116th and current Governor of South Carolina. A member of the Republican Party, Haley represented Lexington County in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 2005 to 2010.

Type: PoliticianNationality: American

Nikki Reed

Nicole Houston Reed (born May 17, 1988) is an American actress, screenwriter, singer-songwriter, and model known for her portrayal of vampire Rosalie Hale in The Twilight Saga (2008–2012). She became known in 2003, after the release of the film Thirteen, directed by Catherine Hardwicke, for which she was credited with Hardwicke as a co-writer of the screenplay, and in which she played a lead role. The film earned Reed an Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance, as well as several nominations.

Type: screenwriter,actor,film producer,television actor,film actorNationality: United States of America

Nikki Sixx

Nikki Sixx is an American musician, songwriter, author, fashion designer, radio host, and photographer, best known as the co-founder and bassist of the band Mötley Crüe. Prior to forming Mötley Crüe, Sixx was a member of Sister before going on to form London with his Sister band mate Lizzie Grey.

Type: Musician, songwriter, author, photographerNationality: American

Niklas Zennstrom

Niklas Zennström is a Swedish entrepreneur best known for founding several high-profile online ventures with Janus Friis including Skype and Kazaa. More recently he founded the investment group Atomico and has become a significant figurehead for entrepreneurs in the tech sector.

Type: ScientistNationality: Swedish

Niklaus Wirth

Niklaus Emil Wirth is a Swiss computer scientist, best known for designing several programming languages, including Pascal, and for pioneering several classic topics in software engineering. In 1984 he won the Turing Award for developing a sequence of innovative computer languages.

Type: ScientistNationality: Swiss

Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, physicist, mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, and futurist. He is best known for his contributions to the modern alternating current electrical supply system. Tesla's patents and theoretical work helped form the basis of wireless communication and radio.

Type: InventorNationality: American

Nikolai Berdyaev

Nikolai Alexandrovich Berdyaev was a Russian religious and political philosopher.

Type: PhilosopherNationality: Russian

Nikolai Bukharin

Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin was a Russian Marxist, Bolshevik revolutionary, and Soviet politician. He was a member of the Politburo and Central Committee, chairman of the Communist International, and the editor in chief of Pravda, the journal Bolshevik, Izvestia, and the Great Soviet Encyclopedia.

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Nikolai Gogol

Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol was a Ukrainian-born Russian dramatist, novelist and short story writer.

Type: Writer, playwrightNationality: Russian

Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky

Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky was a Russian mathematician and geometer, renowned primarily for his pioneering works on hyperbolic geometry, otherwise known as Lobachevskian geometry. William Kingdon Clifford called Lobachevsky the Copernicus of Geometry due to the revolutionary character of his work.

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Danish pronunciation: [neɡolɑj kʌsdɐ ˈvaldɑw]; born 27 July 1970) is a Danish actor, producer and screenwriter. He graduated from the Danish National School of Theatre in Copenhagen in 1993. Coster-Waldau's breakthrough performance in Denmark was his role in the film Nightwatch (1994). Since then he has appeared in numerous films in his native Scandinavia and Europe in general, including Headhunters (2011) and A Thousand Times Good Night (2013).

Type: screenwriter,actor,playwright,film producer,film actorNationality: Denmark

Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin

Nikolaus Joseph Freiherr von Jacquin or Baron Nikolaus von Jacquin was a Dutch scientist who studied medicine, chemistry and botany.

Type: Nationality: Dutch

Nikolaus Pevsner

Sir Nikolaus Bernhard Leon Pevsner, CBE, FBA, was a German-born British scholar of history of art and, especially, of history of architecture. He is best known for his 46-volume series of county-by-county guides, The Buildings of England, often simply referred to as Pevsner.

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Nikos Kazantzakis

Nikos Kazantzakis was a Greek writer and philosopher, celebrated for his novel Zorba the Greek, considered his magnum opus. He became known globally after the 1964 release of the Michael Cacoyannis film Zorba the Greek, based on the novel. He gained renewed fame with the 1988 Martin Scorsese adaptation of his book The Last Temptation of Christ.

Type: Writer, poet, novelist, essayist, philosopher, playwrightNationality: Greek

Nile Rodgers

Nile Gregory Rodgers is an American musician, producer, composer, arranger, and guitarist.

Type: Musician, producer, song-writer, composer, arranger, guitaristNationality: American

Niles Eldredge

Niles Eldredge is an American paleontologist, who, along with Stephen Jay Gould, proposed the theory of punctuated equilibrium in 1972.

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