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Yuan T. Lee

Yuan Tseh Lee is a Taiwanese-American chemist. He was the first Taiwanese Nobel Prize laureate, who, along with the Hungarian-Canadian John C. Polanyi and American Dudley R. Herschbach won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1986 for their contributions to the dynamics of chemical elementary processes.

Type: ScientistNationality: Chinese

Yuan Tengfei

Yuan Tengfei, is a history teacher in the People's Republic of China. His fans gave him the nickname the most awesome history teacher in history for his entertaining and comedic lectures, and the New York Times has described him as erhaps the most famous maverick teacher in China these days. He had been also a popular guest in Lecture Room of CCTV.

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Yuan Zhen

Yuan Zhen , courtesy name Weizhi, was a politician of the middle Tang Dynasty, but is more known as an important Chinese writer and poet. In prose literature, Yuan Zhen is particularly for his work Yingying's Biography, which was often adapted for other treatments, including operatic and musical ones.

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Yuichiro Miura

Yuichiro Miura (三浦 雄一郎, Miura Yūichirō, born (1932-10-12) October 12, 1932 in Aomori City) is a Japanese alpinist who in 2003, at age 70, became the oldest person to reach the summit of Mount Everest. This record was later broken by himself. Miura had two heart surgeries for cardiac arrhythmia, in 2006 and 2007. On May 23, 2013 Miura again became the oldest person to climb to the summit of Mount Everest at the age of 80. This achievement is listed in the Guinness Book of Records. He was unable to make the descent after reaching the top, and was airlifted from Advanced Base Camp at 6500 meters, not walking down to the Base Camp at 5364 metre (17,600 feet). Famous alpinists, like Ken Noguchi, question Miura's achievement and say that you can't call a climb “complete” unless you walk all the way down the mountain, too.He also became the first person to ski on Mount Everest on May 6, 1970. He descended nearly 4,200 vertical feet from the South Col (elevation over 8,000 m (26,000 ft)). This feat was documented in 1975, in the film The Man Who Skied Down Everest. The film won the Academy Award for best documentary, the first sports film to do so.

Type: politician,veterinarian,mountaineerNationality: Japan

Yuji Horii

Yuji Horii (堀井 雄二, Horii Yūji) (also written as Yuuji Horii) (born January 6, 1954 in Awaji Island, Japan) is a Japanese video game designer and scenario writer best known as the creator of the Dragon Quest series of role-playing games, supervising and writing the scenario for Chrono Trigger, as well as the first visual novel adventure game Portopia Serial Murder Case.

Type: game designer,video game developerNationality: Japan

Yukihiro Matsumoto

Yukihiro Matsumoto is a Japanese computer scientist and software programmer best known as the chief designer of the Ruby programming language and its reference implementation, Matz's Ruby Interpreter.

Type: Scientist, programmer, authorNationality: Japanese

Yukio Mishima

Yukio Mishima was the pen name of Kimitake Hiraoka, a Japanese author, poet, playwright, actor, and film director. Nominated three times for the Nobel Prize in Literature, Mishima is considered one of the most important Japanese authors of the 20th century.

Type: Author, novelist, playwright, poet, essayist, criticNationality: Japanese

Yukiya Amano

Yukiya Amano (天野 之弥, Amano Yukiya, born 9 May 1947) is a Japanese diplomat and the current Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), having been elected to the position in July 2009. Amano previously served as an international civil servant for the United Nations and its subdivisions.

Type: politician,diplomatNationality: Japan

Yukteswar Giri

Swami Sriyukteswar Giri is the monastic name of Priyanath Karar, the guru of Swami Satyananda Giri and Paramahansa Yogananda. Sri Yukteshwar was an educator, astronomer, a Jyotisha, a yogi, and a believer in the Bhagavad Gita and the Bible. He was a disciple of Lahiri Mahasaya of Varanasi and a member of the Giri branch of the swami order.

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Yul Brynner

Yul Brynner was a Russian stage and film actor. He was best known for his portrayal of Mongkut, king of Siam, in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor for the film version; he also played the role more than 4,500 times onstage. He is also remembered as Rameses II in the 1956 Cecil B.

Type: ActorNationality: American

Yul Vazquez

Yul Vazquez (born March 18, 1965) is a Cuban-American actor and musician. He is best known for his roles in Runaway Bride (1999), Bad Boys II (2003), War of the Worlds (2005), American Gangster (2007), The A-Team (2010), Captain Phillips (2013), The Infiltrator (2016), and Midnight, Texas (2017). Vazquez used to be the lead guitarist for melodic rock bands Urgent and Diving For Pearls.

Type: actor,stage actor,voice actor,television actorNationality: United States of America,Cuba

Yulia Tymoshenko

Yulia Volodymyrivna Tymoshenko (Ukrainian: Ю́лія Володи́мирівна Тимоше́нко, pronounced [ˈjulʲijɐ voɫoˈdɪmɪrʲivnɐ tɪmoˈʃɛnko]; born Yulia Hrihyan (Грігян), 27 November 1960) is a Ukrainian politician.

Type: businessperson,politician,entrepreneur,economistNationality: Ukraine,Soviet Union

Yuliya Snigir

Yuliya Viktorovna Snigir (Russian: Ю́лия Ви́кторовна Сниги́рь; born 2 June 1983) is a Russian actress and model.

Type: actor,stage actor,modelNationality: Russia

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Yunjin Kim

Yunjin Kim (Hangul: 김윤진; born November 7, 1973), also known as Kim Yun-Jin is a South Korean-American film and theater actress. She is best known for her role as Sun on the American television series Lost, and as the North Korean spy Bang-Hee in the South Korean film Shiri. She also starred as Dr. Karen Kim in the ABC drama series Mistresses.

Type: actor,singer,voice actor,dancer,television actor,film actorNationality: United States of America,South Korea

Yunus Emre

Yunus Emre was a Turkish poet and Sufi mystic. He has exercised immense influence on Turkish literature, from his own day until the present.

Type: PoetNationality: Turkish

Yuri Andropov

Yuri Vladimirovich Andropov was a Soviet politician and the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 12 November 1982 until his death fifteen months later.

Type: StatesmanNationality: Russian

Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut. He was the first human to journey into outer space, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on 12 April 1961.

Type: AstronautNationality: Russian