Faustin-Archange Touadera
(1957- )

The current president of the Central African Republic (CAR) is Faustin-Archange Touadera who was born on April 21, 1957, in Bangui, the capital. His father was a driver and farmer. Touadera attended school in Bangui. His secondary school was Barthelemy Boganda College. He then attended … Read MoreFaustin-Archange Touadera
(1957- )

Agostinho Neto (1922-1979)

Antonio Agostinho Neto, fondly honored by Angolans as the “Father of Modern Angola” served as the first president of independent Angola. Not only was he a remarkable politician, but Neto was also a noted physician and famous poet. Antonio Agostinho Neto was born on September … Read MoreAgostinho Neto (1922-1979)

Mikhail Milhailovich Egypteos (1861-1932)

The details of the birth and appearance of Russian shipbuilder and military Gen. Mikhail M. Egypteos remain uncertain. There are two competing stories: One is that as a teenager from an aristocratic Ethiopian family he was taken, perhaps by force, to the Russian Empire by … Read MoreMikhail Milhailovich Egypteos (1861-1932)

Lydia Fedorovna Arkhipova (1914-1997)

Lydia Fedorovna Arkhipova was a prolific painter who achieved fame in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and abroad. She also developed her original style which challenged the major trends in Soviet-era art. Arkhipova’s father was Frederick Bruce Thomas, widely known before the Russian Revolution … Read MoreLydia Fedorovna Arkhipova (1914-1997)