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Umberto Eco

Before he was a best-selling novelist, Umberto Eco's reputation rested on his academic writings on language and semiotics (the study of symbols). An Italian critic, philosopher and historian specializ…

Umberto Agnelli 2004 Deaths

Umberto AgnelliAge: 69 Italian businessman who took over as the chairman of Fiat after his brother's death in 2003. The Agnelli family's empire included not only the Fiat car company, but also…

The Top Ten: Top Public Intellectuals

December 10 - 17 Top Public Intellectuals Rank Name Occupation Country 1. Noam Chomsky Linguist, author, activist United States 2. Umberto Eco Me…

Biographies: Deaths of 2016

var addthis_config = { data_track_linkback: true } Cite Deaths of 2016 See also 2015 Deaths 2014 Deaths 2013 Deaths 2012 Deaths 2011 Deaths More Deaths Related Links …

Brock Adams 2004 Deaths

Brock AdamsAge: 77 politician from Washington who served six terms as a U.S. representative before becoming President Carter's transportation secretary in 1977. In 1986, he unseated Republican…

Top Ten Green Hotels in the United States, 2014

With the growing interest in adopting an environmentally friendly lifestyle, new businesses are popping up to meet the needs of those "going green." The sustainable tourism industry is one example…

Yasir Arafat 2004 Deaths

Yasir ArafatAge: 75 head of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) who for decades led the Palestinian people in their often violent quest for a Palestinian state. Arafat, Shimon Peres, a…

Mark Burnett Biography

Mark Burnettcreator of SurvivorBorn: 1960?Birthplace: England Burnett is responsible for the television phenomenon of 2000, Survivor—an experiment in social Darwinism, in which contestan…