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Benito Juárez

Orphaned at an early age, Benito Juárez did not begin his education until he was 12 years old. Despite the late start, he studied law and entered politics in the 1830s, became a judge in 1841 and gove…

Benito Mussolini

Known as "Il Duce" -- the Leader -- Benito Mussolini was the Fascist dictator of Italy during World War II. Benito Mussolini grew active in Italian politics in the first decade of the 1900s. He then …

San Benito

(The). The vest of penitence. It was a coarse yellow tunic worn by persons condemned to death by the Inquisition on their way to the auto da fé; it was painted over with flames, demons…

Danilo Perez

PanaMonkImpulse! As the album title suggests, PanaMonk is a Panamanian's tribute to Thelonious Monk. Most of the tracks are Monk compositions, with a few Perez originals thrown in for good m…

Rosie Perez

Rosie Perez actress, dancer, choreographer Born: 9/6/1964 Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York Her career started when a Soul Train producer spotted dancing at a night club. She was later sp…

Vincent Perez

Vincent PerezactorBorn: 6/10/1965Birthplace: Lausanne, Switzerland Perez is best know for his performances in three French films, Cyrano De Bergerac (1990), Indochine (1992), and Queen Margot (1994).…

Perez Hilton

Name at birth: Mario Armando Lavandeira, Jr.Perez Hilton describes himself as "the Internet's most notorious gossip columnist." Since 2004 his online gossip site has been one of the most popular and c…

Benito LEGARDA Y TUASON

LEGARDA Y TUASON, Benito, a Resident Commissioner from the Philippine Islands; born in Manila, Philippine Islands, September 27, 1853; attended the Jesuits’ College and St. Tomas University o…

Selena Quintanilla Perez

Selena Quintanilla PerezsingerBorn: 4/16/1971Birthplace: Lake Jackson, Tex. Selena was born into a musical family. Her father, Abraham Quintanilla, played in the band Los Dinos (The Boys) and …

South America

Argentina Juan Facundo Quiroga, Argentine caudillo (1790–1835) Juan Martín de Pueyrredón, Argentine general, supreme director of the United Provinces of La Plata (1816–19) Bernardino Riva…