Yehenara, Empress Xiao Ding Jing (1868 - 1913), is better known as the Empress Long Yu. Xiao Ding Jing was the Qing Dynasty Empress Consort of the Guangxu Emperor of China. Empress Xiao Ding Jing came from the Manchu Yehenara clan and was also a cousin of Guangxu Emperor, who reigned from 1875 to 1908.
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Minnie Pearl, the stage name of Sarah Ophelia Cannon (October 25, 1912 - March 4, 1996) was a country comedienne who became an institution at the Grand Ole Opry for 50 years and also reached a wide audience on the television show Hee Haw from 1969 to 1991. From her first appearance on the stage of the Opry in 1940, the character of "Cousin Minnie" was known for her friendly, self-effacing humor and wearing a big straw hat decorated with plastic flowers and a price tag that read "$1.
Bronislau "Bronko" Nagurski (November 3, 1908 - January 7, 1990) was the most versatile and dominant American football player of his era. In college, Nagurski earned the rare honor of being named All-American as a fullback and as a defensive tackle. As a professional in the NFL, he's the only player in its history who was named All-Pro at three different positions (Defensive Lineman, Offensive Lineman and Running Back).
Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc (December 1, 1580 - June 24, 1637) was a French astronomer, antiquary, and a successful organizer of scientific inquiry. Peiresc's activities represented the development of scientific humanism in Europe. He was a patron of the sciences, and assisted or collaborated with a number of important researchers of his day, including Pierre Gassendi.
Previous (Pedagogy) Next (Pegasus) Pedophilia (alternatively spelled paedophilia or pædophilia ) is the paraphilia, or sexual deviation, of being sexually attracted, primarily or exclusively, to prepubescent children. A person who exhibits such an attraction is called a pedophile. As with most paraphilias, the majority of those affected by the condition are men.
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Morgan Scott Peck (May 23, 1936 - September 25, 2005) was an American psychiatrist and author, best known for his first book, The Road Less Traveled , published in 1978. He became recognized as an authority on the connection between psychiatry and religion, pioneering a trend in understanding human development as including not only physical, mental, and emotional growth, but also spiritual development.
Previous (Pedophilia) Next (Pegmatite) Pegasus and Bellerophon, from Hamilton Wright Mabie, ed., Myths Every Child Should Know (1914) There have many images of horses with wings throughout the ages, but all come from the creature in Greek mythology known as Pegasus , or Πήγασος (Pégasos)) in Greek. Variations of stories involving winged horses do exist, but the legend of Pegasus and the tragic hero Bellerophon is the most prominent.
Charles Sanders Peirce (pronounced purse ), (September 10, 1839 - April 19, 1914) was an American polymath, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Although educated as a chemist and employed as a scientist for 30 years, it is for his contributions to logic, mathematics, philosophy, and the theory of signs, or semeiotic, that he is largely appreciated today.
Previous (Nagaland) Next (Nagoya) Nāgārjuna (c. 150 - 250 C.E.) was arguably the most influential Indian Buddhist thinker after Gautama Buddha, who founded the Madhyamaka (Middle Way) school of Mahāyāna (Great Vehicle) Buddhism. He is credited with writing the most eloquent expositions of śūnyatāvada (the doctrine of emptiness), was the first to propose the two-truths doctrine, and was an abbot of the famous Buddhist university, Nalanda.
Nāder Shāh Afshār (Persian: نادر شاه افشار ; also known as Nāder Qoli Beg - نادر قلی بیگ or Tahmāsp Qoli Khān - تهماسپ قلی خان ) (November 1688  - June 19, 1747) ruled as Shah of Iran (1736-47) and was the founder of the Afsharid dynasty. Because of his military genius, some historians have described him as the Napoleon of Persia  or the Second Alexander .
Previous (Nag Hammadi (Library)) Next (Nagaland) A naga guarding the Temple of Wat Sisaket in Vientiane, Laos. Nāga (Sanskrit:नाग) refers to a race of large serpentine creatures that abound in the mythologies of Hinduism and Buddhism. Although these creatures are occassionally portrayed negatively in both traditions, they are generally held in high regard, as they represent fertility and steadfastness.
Nachman of Breslov (Hebrew: נחמן מברסלב), also known as Nachman of Bratslav, Nahman of Breslov, Naḥman ben Simḥah, or simply as Rebbe Nachman (April 4, 1772 - October 16, 1810), was the founder of the Breslov movement of Hasidic Judaism. The great-grandson of Hasidism's founder, the Baal Shem Tov, Rebbe Nachman attracted thousands of followers during his lifetime by combining the esoteric secrets of the Kabbalah) with in-depth Torah and Talmud scholarship.
Pecan is the common name for a large, North American deciduous hickory tree, Carya illinoinensis , characterized by alternate, pinnately compound leaves, deeply furrowed bark, and an edible, oval nut. The term also is used to refer to this smooth, thin-shelled nut of commercial importance. Pecan is native to south-central North America.
Peafowl is the common name for members of two species of large birds of the pheasant family Phasianidae, Pavo cristatus (Indian peafowl) and Pavo muticus (green peafowl), characterized by crested heads, long legs, heavy wings, and resplendent blue or green plumage, as well as males having long, brilliant, back feathers (upper tail coverts) that can be erected and fanned out and have iridescent, eye-like spots.
Previous (Narasimha) Next (Narodnik) Narodnaya Volya ( Народная Воля in Russian, known as People's Will in English) was a Russian revolutionary organization in the early 1880s. It was formed in August 1879, after Land and Liberty (Zemlya i volya) had split in two: Narodnaya Volya and Cherniy Peredel (Black repartition).
James A. Naismith , (November 6, 1861 - November 28, 1939) Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts (postgraduate), Doctor of Medicine, and Doctor of Divinity, was the inventor of the sport of basketball. The majority of his 13 Rules of Basketball are in effect in the National Basketball Association (NBA) to this day.
Tanakh Torah | Nevi'im | Ketuvim Books of Nevi'im First Prophets 1. Joshua 2. Judges 3. Samuel 4. Kings Later Prophets 5. Isaiah 6. Jeremiah 7. Ezekiel 8. 12 minor prophets Hosea Joel Amos Obadiah Jonah Micah Nahum Habakkuk Zephaniah Haggai Zechariah Malachi The Book of Nahum is one of the Books of the Minor Prophets in the Hebrew Bible (Christian Old Testament), and was ostensibly written by the eponymous prophet.
Naphtha is a name given to several mixtures of liquid hydrocarbons that are extremely volatile and flammable. Each such mixture is obtained during the distillation of petroleum or coal tar, and occasionally by the distillation of wood. Accordingly, it is known by different names, such as petroleum naphtha, coal-tar naphtha, or wood naphtha.
Frederic Ogden Nash (August 19, 1902 - May 19, 1971) was an American poet best known for writing pithy and funny light verse. At the time of his death in 1971, the New York Times said his "droll verse with its unconventional rhymes made him the country's best-known producer of humorous poetry." Light verse is poetry that attempts to be humorous.