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    Italian writer. He wrote the trilogy Our Ancestors (The Cloven Viscount, The Baron in the Trees, and The Nonexistent Knight), the collections of short stories Marcovaldo, or The Seasons in the City and Cosmicomics

    Former French soccer player

    French philosopher and historian. He wrote Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason, The Birth of the Clinic, The Order of Things, and The Archaeology of Knowledge

    Canadian-born economist and politician. He wrote American Capitalism, The Affluent Society, and The New Industrial State

    Italian film director and screenwriter. He directed The Embalmer, First Love, and Gomorrah 

    American astronomer

    English athlete

    German philosopher and geographer

    Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov was a Russian writer, poet and painter who is considered the greatest figure in Russian Romanticism. He is best known for his poetry and the novel A Hero of Our Time, which is considered to be the founding stone of the psychological novel in Russia. The correct pronunciation...

    French actor. He lived mostly in Italy where he is famous for his role as Yanez in the Italian TV series Sandokan, based on Emilio Salgari's novels Le Tigri di Mompracem e I pirati della Malesia

    Japanese actress, born Yoko Kanamori 

    Brazilian soccer player

    German philosopher, philologist, poet, cultural critic, composer and often wrote through the use of aphorisms. Some of the most noted texts he wrote are Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Beyond Good and Evil and Ecce Homo: How One Becomes What One Is. To aid pronunciation for English-speakers, the phonetic transcription of his name can be written as...

    German politician, born Günther Hermann Oettinger. He is currently serving as the European Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources

    German footballer

    Italian American author and screenwriter. He wrote the novel The Godfather, which was adapted into the film trilogy directed by Francis Ford Coppola

    French politician. He was the Prime Minister of France

    Italian mathematician and physicist

    Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, English novelist. He created the fictional character Reginald Jeeves, the perfect valet of a lazy Londoner gentleman, which appeared for the first time in the novel The Man with Two Left Feet

    English novelist best known as P.G. Wodehouse. He created the fictional character Reginald Jeeves, the perfect valet of a lazy Londoner gentleman, which appeared for the first time in the novel The Man with Two Left Feet

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