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Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borges is one of the great literary heroes of Argentina. Born in Argentina, Borges spent several years in Europe as a child and was educated in English as well as Spanish. As an adult he …

Jorge Luis CÓRDOVA DÍAZ

CÓRDOVA DÍAZ, Jorge Luis, a Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico; born in Manatí­, P.R., April 20, 1907; A.B., Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, 1928; LL.B., Harvard University,…

Victor Borge

Name at birth: Børge Rosenbaum.Victor Borge was once called "the funniest pianist on Earth" by The Washington Post. He toured the world for decades with his popular one-man show, which mixed classical…

Bjorn Borg

Bjorn BorgBorn: June 6, 1956Swedish tennis player 2-time Player of Year (1979-80); won 6 French Opens and 5 straight Wimbledons (1976-80); led Sweden to 1st Davis Cup win in 1975; retired in 1…

Jorg Haider Biography

Austrian politicianDied: October 11, 2008Best Known as: popular Austrian governor and the leader of the right-wing Alliance for Austria's Future Deathplac…

Jorge Amado 2001 Deaths

Jorge AmadoAge: 88 Brazilian novelist whose political and comic novels have been translated into 50 languages. A former communist, Amado lampooned Brazil's politicians, and as a result spent t…

Jorge Amado Biography

Jorge AmadoNovelistBorn: 8/10/1912Birthplace: Itabuna, Bahia, Brasil Brazilian novelist whose political and comic novels have been translated into 50 languages. A former communist, Amado lampo…

Jörg Haider,

Austrian politician, sent shockwaves through Europe and beyond when his far-right Freedom Party joined the government. His party formed a coalition with the conservative People's Party and am…

Luis Singson

president of the Philippines, was impeached in November on charges of bribery, corruption, betraying public trust, and violating the constitution. The accusations stem from a senate hearing i…

Luis Figo

Name at birth: Luis Filipe Madeira Caeiro FigoFigo is a football hero who began his professional career in Portugal, his native land, then made his name in Spain playing for powerhouse teams FC Barcel…