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Yitzhak Rabin

Yitzhak Rabin was an Israeli politician, statesman and general. He was the fifth Prime Minister of Israel, serving two terms in office, 1974 77 and 1992 until his assassination in 1995.

Type: StatesmanNationality: Israeli

Yitzhak Shamir

Yitzhak Shamir was an Israeli politician and the seventh Prime Minister of Israel, serving two terms, 1983 84 and 1986 1992. Before the establishment of the State of Israel, Shamir was a member of the Irgun, an organisation that was considered a terrorist group by Israel which broke away from the Haganah. He was the country's second longest-serving prime minister after David Ben-Gurion.

Type: StatesmanNationality: Israeli

Ymre Stiekema

Ymre Stiekema (born 3 May 1992 in Groningen, Netherlands) is a Dutch model.

Type: modelNationality: Kingdom of the Netherlands

Yngwie J. Malmsteen

Yngwie Johann Malmsteen is a Swedish guitarist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and bandleader. Malmsteen became known for his neo-classical playing style in heavy metal. Steve Huey of Allmusic stated that, Yngwie Malmsteen is arguably the most technically accomplished hard rock guitarist to emerge during the '80s.

Type: Musician, songwriter, producerNationality:

Yo-Yo Ma

Yo-Yo Ma is an American cellist, virtuoso, and orchestral composer. He has received multiple Grammy Awards, the National Medal of Arts in 2001 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011. Ma is regarded by some as the most famous cellist of the modern age.

Type: Musician, cellist, composer, pedagogueNationality: American

Yochai Benkler

Yochai Benkler (born 1964) is an Israeli-American author and the Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard Law School. He is also a faculty co-director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

Type: lawyer,economist,university teacher,legal scholarNationality: United States of America,Israel

Yoenis Cespedes

Yoenis Céspedes Milanés (born October 18, 1985), nicknamed La Potencia, is a Cuban-born professional baseball outfielder for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut on March 28, 2012, for the Oakland Athletics, and has also played in MLB for the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers. Primarily a left fielder in his early career, he has split between left and center field since joining the Mets. A right-hand batter and thrower, he stands 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall and weighs 220 pounds (100 kg).

Type: baseball playerNationality: Cuba

Yogaswami

Jnanaguru Siva Yogaswami of Jaffna was a Sri Lankan 20th-century spiritual master, a Śivajnani and a natha siddhar revered by both Hindus and Buddhists mainly however ironically had a number of Catholic devotees as well. Yogaswami was trained in and practiced kundalini yoga under the guidance of Satguru Chellappaswami, from whom he received guru diksha.

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Yogi Berra

Lawrence Peter Yogi Berra is a former American Major League Baseball catcher, outfielder, and manager. He played almost his entire 19-year baseball career for the New York Yankees. Berra was one of only four players to be named the Most Valuable Player of the American League three times and is one of only seven managers to lead both American and National League teams to the World Series.

Type: AthleteNationality: American

Yohan Blake

Yohan Blake (born 26 December 1989), is a Jamaican sprinter of the 100-metre and 200-metre sprint races. He won gold at the 100 m at the 2011 World Championships as the youngest 100 m world champion ever, and a silver medal in the 2012 Olympic Games in London in the 100 m and 200 m races for the Jamaican team.

Type: sprinter,athletics competitorNationality: Jamaica

Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono is a Japanese artist, author, and peace activist, known for her work in avant-garde art, music and filmmaking as well as her marriage to John Lennon. Ono brought feminism to the forefront in her music which prefigured New Wave music and is known for her philanthropic contributions to the arts, peace and AIDS outreach programs.

Type: ArtistNationality: American

Yolanda Adams

Yolanda Yvette Adams (born August 27, 1961) is an American gospel singer, record producer, actress, and former radio host of her own nationally syndicated morning gospel show. As of September 2009, she had sold 4.5 million albums since 1991 in the United States, and nearly 8 million albums worldwide according to SoundScan. Adams is known as the "Queen of Contemporary Gospel Music" and the "First Lady of Modern Gospel". Variety dubbed Adams as the "Reigning Queen of Urban Gospel".On December 11, 2009, Billboard named her the No. 1 Gospel Artist of the last decade In the same chart, her album Mountain High...Valley Low was acknowledged as the best gospel album.

Type: actor,composer,singer,singer-songwriter,musician,film actorNationality: United States of America

Yolandi Visser

Anri du Toit (born 1 December 1984), better known by her stage name Yolandi Visser, is a South African rapper, singer, songwriter, actress and music video director. She is the female vocalist in the rap-rave group Die Antwoord. Du Toit also has had a number of acting roles, including a self-styled role as Yolandi Visser in the 2015 Neill Blomkamp film Chappie.

Type: actor,singerNationality: South Africa

Yom Tov of Joigny

Yom Tov of Joigny, also denoted of York was a French-born rabbi and liturgical poet of the medieval era who lived in York, and died in the massacre of the Jews of York in 1190. A Hebrew language hymn attributed to him, transliterated Omnam Kayn or Omnam Ken is still recited in all Ashkenazi synagogues each year on the evening of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.

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Yoshida Kenko

Yoshida Kenkō was a Japanese author and Buddhist monk. His most famous work is Tsurezuregusa, one of the most studied works of medieval Japanese literature. Kenko wrote during the Muromachi and Kamakura periods.

Type: AuthorNationality: Japanese

Yoshida Shoin

Yoshida Shōin was one of the most distinguished intellectuals in the closing days of the Tokugawa shogunate. He devoted himself to developing many Ishin Shishi who made an outstanding contribution to the Meiji Restoration.

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Yoshihiko Noda

Yoshihiko Noda (野田 佳彦, Noda Yoshihiko, born 20 May 1957) is a Japanese politician who was Prime Minister of Japan from 2011 to 2012. He was a member of the Democratic Party, and a member of the House of Representatives (lower house) in the Diet (national legislature). He was named to succeed Naoto Kan as a result of a runoff vote against Banri Kaieda in his party, and was formally appointed by the Emperor on 2 September 2011.

Type: politicianNationality: Japan

Yoshihisa Tabuchi

Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nomura Holdings, Inc., which forms part of the Nomura Group. It plays a central role in the securities business, the Group's core business. Nomura is a financial services group and global investment bank. Based in Tokyo and with regional headquarters in Hong Kong, London, and New York, Nomura employs about 26,000 staff worldwide.

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