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profile name: Nicolaus Copernicus profile occupation: Mathematician, Astronomer
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profile name: John Paul II profile occupation: Pope
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profile name: Marie Curie profile occupation: Physicist
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profile name: Catherine II profile occupation: Political Leader, Empress
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profile name: Frédéric Chopin profile occupation: Songwriter, Pianist
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profile name: Meyer Lansky profile occupation: White Collar Criminal, Organized Crime Boss
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Explore Biography.com's collection of African-American firsts in science and medicine, including Patricia Bath, the first African American to complete a residency in ophthalmology and the first African-American female doctor to receive a patent for a medical invention; Daniel Hale Williams, the first person to successfully complete open heart surgery; Mary Mahoney, the first black woman to complete nurse's training; Edward Alexander Bouchet, the first African American to earn a doctorate from a U.S. university; and Sarah E. Goode, the first African-American woman to receive a United States patent, for her invention of a folding cabinet bed in 1885. Explore full biographies, photo galleries, videos and more, only at Biography.com.
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Of the storied Five Families of New York City's mafia, the Genovese family is one of the most powerful. It's believed the Genovese family provided some of the inspiration for Mario Puzo's The Godfather—both had roots in Corleone, Sicily. "Lucky" Luciano of the Genovese family first organized the Five Families in New York City, and those who came after him maintained the Genovese family status as mafia royalty.
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Learn more about the incredibly popular British boy band Take That, whose members have included Robbie Williams, Mark Owen and Jason Orange. Explore full biographies and photos of the members of the group—which has garnered several No. 1 singles as well as No. 1 albums—only at Biography.com.
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