Aung San Suu Kyi - Burmese politician. Aung San Suu Kyi is a human rights activist in her country, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, once known as Burma. Myanmar has been oppressed by a harsh military dictatorship, after a coup d'état in 1962. Aung San Suu Kyi is the Chairwoman of the National League for Democracy, the political party she founded in 1988, in order to fight for freedom and democracy in Burma. Aung San Suu Kyi was under house arrest for many years, sentence that had the only purpose to block her political action. In 1990, the National League for Democracy, guided by her, won regular elections, but the regime cancelled the results and sentenced her to house arrest, in order to prevent her becoming Prime Minister of Myanmar. Aung San Suu Kyi won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991.
Bidhya Devi Bhandari - Nepalese politician, 2nd President of Nepal and the first woman to hold the office
Boris Johnson - British politician, former journalist and blogger, born Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson. He is the Leader of the Conservative Party and he is currently serving as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Radovan Karadžić - Bosnian politician, psychiatrist and war criminal of Serbian descent
Blaise Pascal - Blaise Pascal was a French philosopher, mathematician, physicist and theologian. Pascal's influenced spanned through a great deal of subjects including probability theory, geometry, the study of fluids and the development of the mechanical calculator.
The correct pronunciation of Blaise Pascal in French is blehz pahs-KAHL. His first name, Blaise, is pronounced with an "eh" sound, which is analogous to how you pronounce the "e" in the word "best" and is followed by the pronunciation of a "z". The key to pronouncing Pascal correctly is to remember that the stress is on the second syllable, transcribed as -KAHL. It also important to pronounce both the "a"s in Pascal in the same way, with an open "ah" sound.
Salman Rushdie - Indian-born English writer. He wrote The Satanic Verses and Midnight's Children