• Francis Guy

    1970 - 1970

    Francis Guy (1970 - 1970)

    Artist. Guy was one of America’s first landscape painters. His most famous work is the Brooklyn Snow Scene, 1820, completed shortly before his death. In it, all of Guy’s neighbors (the founding fathers of Brooklyn) are featured, giving Brooklyn a uniquely accurate historical record.

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  • Francis H. “Frank” Peters

    1970 - 1970

    Francis H. “Frank” Peters (1970 - 1970)

    Francis was co-founder of the Peter’s Dry Goods & Clothing Store in St. Louis. His son was employed by Chaflin Allen Shoe Company, which was in financial trouble. Francis & a partner by the name of Miller bought the shoe company & renames it Peter’s Shoe Company. The company was expanded many times & eventually […]

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  • Francis Henney Smith

    1812 - 1890

    Francis Henney Smith (1812 - 1890)

    Educator. He was the first Superintendent of Virginia Military Institute. An 1833 graduate of the United States Military Academy, he served as an assistant Professor there from 1833 to 1836. at United State Military Academy. He then served as a Professor of mathematics at Hampden Sidney College from 1837 to 1839. He moved to Lexington, […]

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  • Francis J. O’Malley

    1909 - 1974

    Francis J. O’Malley (1909 - 1974)

    Legendary professor of English at Notre Dame; mentor to    thousands of students. Cause of death: acute alcoholism

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  • Francis James Barraud

    1856 - 1924

    Francis James Barraud (1856 - 1924)

    Artist. He is remembered for the painting of “Nipper”, the dog on the His Master’s Voice record label. The son of the painter, Henry Barraud, he studied at the Royal Academy Schools, at Heatherley’s Art School in London, and at the Beaux Arts in Antwerp. His brother, Mark, was a painter of stage sets in […]

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  • Francis Jones Barnard

    1829 - 1889

    Francis Jones Barnard (1829 - 1889)

    Founder of British Columbia-Barnard Express (BX) stagecoach company serving the Cariboo gold fields; father of Sir Frank S. Barnard MP for Yale, B.C. (1879-1886).  Family links:  Spouse:  Ellen Stillman Barnard (1825 – 1889)*  Children:  Francis Stillman Barnard (1856 – 1936)*  George Henry Barnard (1868 – 1954)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Francis K. Glidden

    1855 - 1933

    Francis K. Glidden (1855 - 1933)

    Businessman. The son of Francis H. Glidden, who founded the Glidden Paint and Varnish Company in Cleveland, Ohio. He started as a secretary for his father and remained in that capacity for much of his career. When his brother Fred became president, he became vice president of the company. He retired when the company was […]

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  • Francis Lederer

    1899 - 2000

    Francis Lederer (1899 - 2000)

    Lederer fell in love with acting when he was young, and was trained at the Academy of Music and Academy of Dramatic Art in Prague. After service in the Austrian-Hungarian Imperial Army in World War I, he made his stage debut as an apprentice with the New German Theater, a walk-on in the play Burning […]

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  • Francis Marion “Borax” Smith

    1846 - 1931

    Francis Marion “Borax” Smith (1846 - 1931)

    Western Businessman. Born in Richmond, Wisconsin, at the age of 21 he went west to seek wealth and became known as the “Borax King”. In 1872, he discovered a rich supply of ulexite at Teel’s Marsh, Nevada. He staked a claim, started a company with his brother Julius and established a works at the edge […]

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  • Francis Martin

    1970 - 1970

    Francis Martin (1970 - 1970)

    Senior Fellow and Vice-Master of Trinity College/ (bio by: David Conway)

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  • Francis Pharcellus Church

    1839 - 1906

    Francis Pharcellus Church (1839 - 1906)

    Journalist. He served as the editor at the “New York Sun”, and wrote the famous editorial “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus”, which appeared in print on September 21, 1897, as an answer to the question posed by eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon.  Family links:  Parents:  Pharcellus Church (1801 – 1886)  Chara Emily Conant Church (1809 […]

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  • Francis Richard “Dick” Scobee

    1939 - 1986

    Francis Richard “Dick” Scobee (1939 - 1986)

    Space Shuttle Challenger Pilot. Francis Scobee was born in Cle Elum, Washington. Enlisting in the Air Force in 1957 as an engine mechanic, he attended college in his off-duty hours and was eventually awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering in 1965. He was made an officer the same year and attended flight […]

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  • Francis Sumner

    1895 - 1954

    Francis Sumner (1895 - 1954)

    Francis Sumner’s area of focus was in investigating how to refute racism and bias in the theories used to conclude the inferiority of African Americans. Sumner’s work is thought to be a response to the Eurocentric methods of psychology. Upon his graduation Sumner accepted a professor position at Wilberforce University in the fall of 1920. […]

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  • Francis X. Bushman

    1883 - 1966

    Francis X. Bushman (1883 - 1966)

    Prolific, award-winning American motion picture and television actor of the 1910s through 1960s. Nicknamed the “Handsomest Man in Movies,” he appeared in many landmark films, including the 1925 silent epic “Ben Hur.” A major Hollywood star. (bio by: A.J. Marik)  Family links:  Parents:  John Henry Bushman (1843 – 1926)  Mary Josephine Norbeck Bushman (1847 – […]

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  • Francis X. Carey

    1933 - 1982

    Francis X. Carey (1933 - 1982)

    Astronaut.  He was born in Paterson, New Jersey, and enlisted in the Air Force where he began technical training at Denver’s Lowry Air Force Base. He later transferred to Patrick Air Force Base in Cocoa Beach, FL, for advanced training at the Titan Missile site which provided the foundation of future space programs. He was […]

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  • Francisca Caballero

    1916 - 1999

    Francisca Caballero (1916 - 1999)

    Actress. She was born and died in Calzada de Calatrava (Ciudad Real, Spain). She was the mother of motion picture director Pedro Almodóvar and actor and producer Agustín Almodóvar. She appeared in four films of her son “¿Qué He Hecho Yo Para Merecer Ésto?” (1984), “Mujeres al Borde de un Ataque de Nervios” (1988), “¡Átame!” […]

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  • Francisco Adam

    1983 - 2006

    Francisco Adam (1983 - 2006)

    Actor. A native of Lisbon, Portugal, he grew up in Runa, a village near Torres Vedras, Portugal. At the age of 18, he moved to Lisbon to become a model, first for Elite Models and later for On Fashion. After 4 years of working for fashion and advertisement campaigns, he was cast in “Morangos com […]

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  • Francisco Alvarez

    1892 - 1960

    Francisco Alvarez (1892 - 1960)

    Actor. He had roles in 52 motion pictures.

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  • Francisco Baños Martos

    1970 - 2006

    Francisco Baños Martos (1970 - 2006)

    Painter. He was born in Linares (Jaén) and died in Valencia (Comunidad Valenciana), Spain. Among his works, he is best remembered for his religious paintings such as the mural of the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Linarejos and the presbitery of the Church of San Isidoro (Valencia). He was cremated in Valencia. (bio by: José […]

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  • Francisco Baños Martos

    1970 - 2006

    Francisco Baños Martos (1970 - 2006)

    Painter. He was born in Linares (Jaén) and died in Valencia (Comunidad Valenciana), Spain. Among his works, he is best remembered for his religious paintings such as the mural of the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Linarejos and the presbitery of the Church of San Isidoro (Valencia). He was cremated in Valencia. (bio by: José […]

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  • Francisco Boix

    1920 - 1951

    Francisco Boix (1920 - 1951)

    Photographer. He was born in Barcelona (Catalunya). During and after Spanish Civil War, he fought against Franco’s dictatorship, and was forced to exile. In Second World War, he was interned in Mauthausen’s Death Camp. After the liberation, his photos of the nazi’s atrocities in the camp hardly reflected the horror of Holocaust. He moved to […]

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  • Francisco Bores

    1898 - 1972

    Francisco Bores (1898 - 1972)

    Artist. A Spanish-French painter, he was born in Madrid and died in Paris. He was included in Ultraism movement. In the 20s, he moved to Paris where developed all his career. He was one of the important painters in the spanish colony in Paris, along with Pancho Cossio or Joaquín Peinado. Among his paintings “San […]

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  • Francisco Gonzalez Bocanegra

    1824 - 1861

    Francisco Gonzalez Bocanegra (1824 - 1861)

    Poet.  He was born in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. In 1827, the González family moved to the port of Cádiz, Spain.  In 1836, they returned to San Luis Potosí, Mexico where Francisco spent time working at his father’s commerce business.  In 1846 he moved to Mexico City, began publishing his first poems and became a […]

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  • Francisco Goya

    1746 - 1828

    Francisco Goya (1746 - 1828)

    Painter. He was born in a small village of Fuendetodos, in the northeastern Spanish province of Aragon. His family moved to Zaragoza when Francisco was 4 years old. In 1773 he married Josefa Bayeu, who was with the royal court. In 1775 Goya made 9 tapestries, for King Charles III. Many times Goya attempted to […]

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  • Francisco Martino

    1884 - 1938

    Francisco Martino (1884 - 1938)

    Singer. Argentinian folk singer and composer. He sang with Carlos Gardel in the 1910s. (bio by: Guada)

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  • Francisco Rabal

    1926 - 2001

    Francisco Rabal (1926 - 2001)

    Francisco Rabal (8 March 1926 – 29 August 2001), perhaps better known as Paco Rabal, was a Spanish actor born in Águilas, a small town in the province of Murcia, Spain.  In 1936, after the Spanish Civil War broke out, Rabal and his family left Murcia and moved to Madrid. Young Francisco had to work […]

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  • Franco Citti

    1935 - 2016

    Franco Citti (1935 - 2016)

    Actor. Well-known to film audiences as Calo in “The Godfather” and “The Godfather Part III”. He came to fame in acting in the 1961 Pier Paolo Pasolini film “Accattone”. He would become “the face of Pasolini’s films” with roles in such films as ” Mamma Roma”, “Edipo Re”, “Pigsty” and “The Decameron”.  He also appeared […]

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  • Franco di Francescantonio

    1952 - 2005

    Franco di Francescantonio (1952 - 2005)

    Actor. He was born in Roma and died in Florencia. He began his career on stage in 1971 in classic and contemporary repertory. Soon, he become member of the group “Giancattivi.” He worked on Stage with Zeffirelli, Alfredo Bianchini and Roberto di Simone. Also he developed a prolific radio career. In 1989, worked with Compagnia […]

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  • François Arago

    1786 - 1853

    François Arago (1786 - 1853)

    Arago was born at Estagel, a small village of 3000 near Perpignan, in the département of Pyrénées-Orientales, France, where his father held the position of Treasurer of the Mint.  Arago was the eldest of four brothers. Jean (1788–1836) emigrated to North America and became a general in the Mexican army. Jacques Étienne Victor (1799–1855) took […]

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  • François Coppee

    1842 - 1908

    François Coppee (1842 - 1908)

    Poet. Born in Paris, France, he was regarded as the poet of the humble. As a student of the Parnassion school. his first printed verses were in 1864. His first play, “Le Passant” (1869), was received at the Odéon Theatre, followed with “Fais ce que dois” (1871) and “Les Bijoux de la deliverance” (1872). While […]

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