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Archduke Ferdinand

Name at birth: Franz Ferdinand Karl Ludwig Josef von Habsburg-LothringenWhatever else he may have done in life, Archduke Franz Ferdinand is known now as the man whose assassination touched off World W…

Alfredo Stroessner 2006 Deaths

Alfredo StroessnerAge: 93 authoritarian president and dictator of Paraguay who assumed power in a coup in 1954 and remained president until 1989, when he was overthrown in a military coup and …

Marlene Dietrich

Marlene Dietrich was a film actress and cabaret singer from Berlin who became a Hollywood star after starring in Josef von Sternberg's film The Blue Angel (1930). The film featured "Falling in Love Ag…

Madeleine Albright

Name at birth: Marie Jana KörbelovaMadeleine Albright was the first woman ever to hold the post of U.S. Secretary of State. Her father was Josef Körbel, a member of the Czech diplomatic corps; the fam…

Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice was U.S. Secretary of State from 2005 until 2009 under President George W. Bush, after serving four years as National Security Advisor (2001-05). As a child, Condoleezza Rice was a g…

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Name at birth: Ludwig Josef Johann WittgensteinLudwig Wittgenstein was an influential analytic philosopher of the 20th century. He is known mainly for his two works Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (192…

Paula Broadwell

Name at birth: Paula KranzPaula Broadwell is the West Point graduate and author whose affair with Gen. David Petraeus led to his resignation as director of the CIA in 2012. Paula Broadwell began her …

Austria: Rulers

Emperors Franz I, last Holy Roman Emperor, first Emperor of Austria (1804–1835) Ferdinand I (1835–1848) Franz Joseph I (1848–1916) Karl I, last emperor of Austria (1916–1918) Presid…

1960 Cannes Film Festival

Palme d'OrLa Dolce Vita, Federico Fellini (Italy)La Dolce VitaArchive PhotosSpecial Jury PrizesBallad of a Soldier, Grigori Chukrai (U.S.S.R.)Lady With a Pet Dog, Josef Heifitz (U.S.S.R.)Kagi,…