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Nostradamus

Michel de Nostredame, usually Latinised to Nostradamus, was a French apothecary and reputed seer who published collections of prophecies that have since become famous worldwide. He is best known for his book Les Propheties, the first edition of which appeared in 1555.

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Nouri Maliki

Nouri Kamil Mohammed Hasan al-Maliki, also known as Jawad al-Maliki or Abu Esraa, is the Prime Minister of Iraq and the secretary-general of the Islamic Dawa Party. Al-Maliki and his government succeeded the Iraqi Transitional Government. He is currently in his second term as Prime Minister.

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Nouriel Roubini

Nouriel Roubini is an American economist. He anticipated the collapse of the United States housing market and the worldwide recession which started in 2008 and ended in 2009. He teaches at New York University's Stern School of Business and is the chairman of Roubini Global Economics, an economic consultancy firm.

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Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic is a Serbian professional tennis player and a former World No. 1. As of 6 August 2012 he is ranked World No. 2. He has won five Grand Slam singles titles: the 2008, 2011 and 2012 Australian Open, the 2011 Wimbledon Championships, and the 2011 US Open. By winning three Majors in 2011, Djokovic became the sixth male player in the open era to win three Majors in a calendar year.

Type: AthleteNationality: Serbian

Novalis

Novalis was the pseudonym of Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg, an author and philosopher of early German Romanticism.

Type: Poet, mystic, philosopherNationality: German

Ntozake Shange

Ntozake Shange (born Paulette L. Williams) is an American playwright, and poet. As a self-proclaimed black feminist, she addresses issues relating to race and feminism in much of her work.

Type: playwright, authorNationality: American

Nubar Gulbenkian

Nubar Sarkis Gulbenkian was an Armenian petroleum magnate and socialite born in the Ottoman empire.

Type: PoetNationality: Armenian

Nunnally Johnson

Nunnally Hunter Johnson was an American filmmaker who wrote, produced, and directed motion pictures.

Type: DirectorNationality: American

Nuno Bettencourt

Nuno Duarte Gil Mendes Bettencourt is a Portuguese guitarist and singer-songwriter best known for his role as the lead guitarist of the Boston rock band Extreme whose hits include the acoustic ballads More Than Words and Hole Hearted. The songs reached #1 and #4, respectively, on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1991.

Type: MusicianNationality: Portuguese

Nur Muhammad Taraki

Nur Muhammad Taraki was an Afghan politician and statesman during the Cold War. Taraki was born near Kabul and educated at Kabul University, after which he started his political career as a journalist. He later became one of the founding members of the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan and was elected as the party's General Secretary at its first congress.

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Nursery Rhymes

The term nursery rhyme is used for traditional poems and songs for young children in Britain and many other countries, but usage only dates from the 19th century and in North America the term Mother Goose Rhymes, introduced in the mid-1700s, is still often used.

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Nursultan Nazarbayev

Nursultan Abishuly Nazarbayev has served as the President of Kazakhstan since the nation's independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. In April 2011, President Nazarbayev was re-elected to another five-year term receiving 95.54 percent of the vote with 89.9 percent of registered voters participating.

Type: PoliticianNationality: American

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan , a world-renowned Pakistani musician, was primarily a singer of Qawwali, the devotional music of the Sufis. Considered one of the greatest singers ever recorded, he possessed a six-octave vocal range and could perform at a high level of intensity for several hours.

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Nycole Turmel

Nycole Turmel, MP is the Canadian Member of Parliament representing the electoral district of Hull Aylmer and serves as the Opposition Whip in the New Democratic Party shadow cabinet.

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Nydia Velazquez

Nydia Margarita Velázquez Serrano (born March 28, 1953) is an American politician who has served in the United States House of Representatives since 1993. Velázquez, a Democrat from New York, is the first Puerto Rican woman to be elected to Congress, and she was the chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus until January 3, 2011. Her district, located in New York City, was numbered the 12th district from 1993 to 2013 and has been numbered the 7th district since 2013.

Type: politician,adjunct professor,university teacherNationality: United States of America

Nyle DiMarco

Nyle DiMarco (born May 8, 1989) is an American model, actor, and deaf activist. In 2015, DiMarco was the second male winner and the first deaf winner of The CW's America's Next Top Model Cycle 22. The following year, he won season 22 of the ABC televised dance competition Dancing with the Stars, with professional dance partner Peta Murgatroyd.

Type: modelNationality: United States of America