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Important Persons in the World – Their Name Starting from (E, F, G)

Eisenhower:He became the President of theUnited States. Commander of Allied Forces in Europe. The first President of the U.S.A. to visit India.

Elizabeth I, Queen :  Daughter of Henry VIII, she was queen of England, under whose rule England became a great power. Shakespeare lived during her time.

Epicurus :  (342-270 BC) A Greek Philosopher who founded the Epicurus philosophy. He advised self negation, subdued life and the practice of virtues.

Eva Morris :  The  World’s oldest woman died in London on November 3, 2000 six days short of her 115th birthday. She was officially recognised in March 2000 as the oldest woman in the world by the Guinness Book of  World Records. Ms. Morris took the title because her date of birth could be fully authenticated.

Ferdinand Magellan:  A Portuguese Sailor who commanded the first expedition to sail round the world. He discovered the Magellan Strait and gave the Pacific Ocean his name. He died before the completion of the first voyage round the world.Florence

Gallileo :  He was an Italian Scientist and professor of Mathematics. He invented the telescope and devoted his life to the study of astronomy.

George Washington  : An  American General who led the revolt against the British and declared  American’s Independence. He  became the first President of the United States.

Giri, V.V.  : The fourth President of India died in Madras on June 23, 1980. He was  Vice-President from 1967 to 1969. A recipient of the Bharat Ratna, he had distinguished himself as a pioneer in the field of organised labour, legislator, parliamentarian, diplomat and statesman. He is the author of  “Job for Our Millions”. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna for the year 1975.

Gopal Krishna Gokhale : An able Indian statesman whom Gandhi regarded as his politician Guru. He served as the President of the Indian National Congress in 1907.  Servants of India Society was founded by him.

Guglielmo Marconi :  Italian Electrical Engineer who invented wireless telegraphy and radio. He received Nobel Prize for physics for 1909 jointly with Ferdinand Braun of Germany for development wireless.

Gunnar Myrdal :  The renowned economist who used his background in Sweden’s welfare state to unite classic works about the poor in America and in developing countries. The author of  “An American Dilemma”  he shared in 1974 Nobel Prize in Economics. He was a widower of Alvar Myrdal, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Author of  “Asian Drama”.

Guru Gobind Singh :  He was the real founder of the Sikh power.  He is the tenth and last Guru of the Sikhs. He was a great warrior and writer. He reorganised the sect at Anandpur Sahib and called as  “the Khaslas”. This Guru Gobind Singh transformed the religious sect of the Sikhs into an army of warrior-saints.  For this reason the day of  Baisakhi  is very important in Sikh history.

Guru Nanak :   Guru Nanak was born in 1469 at Talwandi now called Nankana Sahib in the  West Pakistan.  He was opposed to caste system, idol worship and untouchability.   He founded the Sikh religion.

Guru Tegh  Bahadur  :    The nineth Guru of the Sikhs, lived in Anandpur Sahib.  He protested against the anti-Hindi policy of Aurangzeb.  He was summoned to Delhi and asked to embrace Islam, which he refused. So he had to suffer martyrdom in 1675.  His son Guru Gobind Singh therefore organised Sikhs into a military organisation and fought against Mughals all through his life.

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