People by name, U with Quotes

36 people with 704 quotes

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Udall, Morris2Morris King Udall (June 15, 1922 – December 12, 1998), better known as "Mo", was an American politician. He served as a Democratic U.S. Representative for Arizona from 1961 to 1991.
Udall, Nicholas6Nicholas Udall, Uvedale or Yevedale (c. 1504-12-25 – c. 1556-12-22) was an English dramatist, educator and humanist scholar. His best-known play, Ralph Roister Doister, is usually considered the first English-language comedy.
Ueshiba, Morihei42Morihei Ueshiba (14 December 1883 – 26 April 1969) was a philosopher, martial artist, author, and the creator of the discipline of Aikido.
Uesugi, Kenshin1Uesugi Kenshin 上杉 謙信 (18 February 1530 – 19 April 1578) was a samurai warlord who ruled Echigo province in the Sengoku Period of Japan.
Uhland, Ludwig1Ludwig Uhland (April 26, 1787 – November 13, 1862) was a German poet.
Uhuru Kenyatta2Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta (born 26 October 1961) is the fourth and the current President of Kenya, he has been in office since 9 April 2013. He previously served in the Government of Kenya as Minister for Local Government from 2001 to 2002, and he was leader of the official opposition from 2002 to 2007; subsequently he was Deputy Prime Minister from 2008 to 2013. He served as the Member of Parliament for Gatundu South Constituency beginning in 2002. Kenyatta was also Chairman of Kenya African National Union (KANU), which was a part of the Party of National Unity (PNU).
Ulam, Stanislaw35Stanisław Marcin Ulam (April 13, 1909 – May 13, 1984) was a Polish-American mathematician who participated in the Manhattan Project and proposed the Teller–Ulam design of thermonuclear weapons. He also invented nuclear pulse propulsion and developed a number of mathematical tools in number theory, set theory, ergodic theory, and algebraic topology.
Ulbricht, Walter3Walter Ulbricht (30 June 1893 – 1 August 1973) was an communist East German statesman. He ruled the country from 1950 until 1971 when he was ousted from the powerful position of the general secretary of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany and stayed at the ceremonial position of chairman of the State Council.
Ullman, Tracy10Tracey Ullman (born 30 December 1959) is a British comedian, actress, singer, dancer, screenwriter and author, who is most famous for being the host of her eponymous variety television show.
Ulrich Duchrow1Ulrich Duchrow (born 13 June 1935) is a professor of systematic theology at the University of Heidelberg specializing in ecumenical theology and theology-economy issues.
Ulrich, Lars2Lars Ulrich (born December 26, 1963) is the drummer of American heavy metal band Metallica.
Ulrichs, Karl Heinrich8Karl Heinrich Ulrichs (28 August 1825 – 14 July 1895) was a German writer who is seen today as the pioneer of the modern gay rights movement. He is often cited as the first person to publicly "come out" as gay, although the term he used was "Urning".
Ulvaeus, Bjorn5Björn Kristian Ulvaeus (born 25 April 1945) is a Swedish songwriter, composer, musician, writer, producer, a former member of the Swedish musical group ABBA (1972–82), and co-composer of the musicals Chess,Kristina från Duvemåla and Mamma Mia!. He has recently coproduced the film Mamma Mia! with ex-ABBA member and close friend Benny Andersson.
Umar7Omar Ibn Al-Khattab (581–644) is the 2nd successor and companion of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. He is a significant figure in Islam known for expanding the Islamic empire by conquering Jerusalem, parts of the what is the present-day Iran, and other nearby areas.
Umezu, Yoshijirō6Yoshijirō Umezu (January 4, 1882 – January 8, 1949) was a general in the Imperial Japanese Army in World War II. In July 1944, Umezu became the final Chief the Imperial Japanese Army General Staff and a member of the Supreme War Council. Along with War Minister Korechika Anami and Soemu Toyoda, Chief of Imperial Japanese Navy General Staff, Umezu opposed surrender in August 1945; After the war, he was tried as a war criminal at the International Military Tribunal for the Far East in Tokyo. He was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment. Umezu died from rectal cancer in prison in 1949.
Umpleby, Stuart A.7Stuart Anspach Umpleby (born March 5, 1944) is an American cybernetician and professor in the Department of Management and Director of the Research Program in Social and Organizational Learning in the School of Business at the George Washington University.
Unamuno, Miguel de176Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo (29 September 1864 – 31 December 1936) was a Spanish essayist, novelist, poet, playwright and philosopher.
Undehill, Evelyn19Evelyn Underhill (6 December 1875 – 15 June 1941) was an English Anglo-Catholic writer and pacifist known for her numerous works on religion and spiritual practice, in particular Christian mysticism. She was conferred with an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Aberdeen University and made a fellow of King's College. She was the first woman to lecture to the clergy in the Church of England as well as the first woman to officially conduct spiritual retreats for the Church.
Underwood, Carrie14Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol in 2005. Underwood has since set and broken several records throughout her career. Her achievements led her to be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2008 and into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2009. She has won a vast array of awards, including seven Grammy Awards, sixteen Billboard Music Awards, eleven Academy of Country Music Awards and eight American Music Awards, along with being nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.
Unho, Orl1Orl Unho (born 1976) is an American playwright with a large cult following.
Untermeyer, Louis5Louis Untermeyer (October 1, 1885 – December 18, 1977) was an American author, poet, anthologist, and editor.
Unwin, Stanley5Stanley Unwin (7 June 1911 – 12 January 2002) was a South African-born British comedian and comic writer, famous for his idiosyncratic brand of English known as "Unwinese".
Updike, John214John Updike (March 18 1932 – January 27 2009) was an American novelist, poet, critic and short-story writer.
Upham, Thomas Cogswell2Thomas Cogswell Upham (30 January 1799 – 2 April 1872) was an American philosopher, psychologist, pacifist, poet, author, and educator who became an important figure in the holiness movement.
Upton, Caitlin1Lauren Caitlin Upton (27 March 1989 – ), also credited as Caitlin Upton, is an American fashion model and a beauty queen from Lexington, South Carolina. .
Uriel da Costa1Uriel da Costa (c. 1585 – April 1640) or Uriel Acosta was a philosopher and skeptic from Portugal.
Uris, Leon4Leon Marcus Uris (August 3, 1924 – June 21, 2003) was an American novelist, known for his historical fiction and the deep research that went into his novels. His two bestselling books were Exodus (published in 1958) and Trinity (published in 1976).
Urlacher, Brian5Brian Keith Urlacher (born May 25, 1978) is an American football player for the Chicago Bears. Over his career, Urlacher has earned a myriad accolade for his aggressive playing style and leadership.
Usher3Usher Raymond IV (born October 14, 1978, in Chattanooga, TN) is an American singer and actor.
Usteri, Johann Martin1Johann Martin Usteri (14 February 1763 – 29 July 1827) was a Swiss poet, noted for has narrative poetry and his idyls. He was one of the earliest German poets to write poems in his native Zürich dialect; among these, his Vicar holds the foremost place.
Ustinov, Dmitriy4Dmitriy Fyodorovich Ustinov (October 17, 1908 – December 20, 1984) was Minister of Defense of the Soviet Union from 1976 until his death. He was honoured with a state funeral and his ashes were interred in the Kremlin Wall Necropolis on December 24th in a temperature of -7 Celsius.
Ustinov, Peter71Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov, CBE (16 April 1921 – 18 March 2004), born Peter Alexander von Ustinov, was an Academy Award-winning English actor, writer, dramatist and raconteur.
Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma27Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma with the full name Sree Padmanabhadasa Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma (March 22, 1922 – December 16, 2013) was the titular Maharaja of Travancore.
Uvaysiy, Jahonotin1Jahonotin Uvaysiy (1780–1845), was a female Sufi poet from Margilon in the Ferghana Valley of Uzbekistan.
Uys, Jamie6Jamie Uys (30 May 1921 – 29 January 2006) was a South African film director.
Uys, Peter-Dirk6Pieter-Dirk Uys (born 1945) is a South African satirist.
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