People

Martha Smith

born October 16th, 1952

Martha Anne Smith (born October 16, 1952) is an American actress, television personality, real estate broker, and former model.

Martha Wainwright

born May 8th, 1976

Martha Wainwright is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician. She has released seven critically-acclaimed studio albums.

Martha Wash

born December 28th, 1953

Martha Elaine Wash is an American singer-songwriter, actress, and producer. Known for her distinctive and powerful voice, Wash first achieved fame as half of the Two Tons O' Fun, who sang backing vocals for the disco singer Sylvester including on his signature hit "You Make Me Feel ". After gaining their own record deal, they released three consecutive commercially successful songs which all peaked at number two in the dance charts. The duo was renamed The Weather Girls in 1982 after they released the top-selling single "It's Raining Men", which brought them to mainstream pop attention. The Weather Girls released five albums and were heavily featured on Sylvester's albums.

Marthe Bibesco

born January 28th, 1886

Princess Martha Bibescu also known outside of Romania as Marthe Bibesco, was a celebrated Romanian-French writer, socialite, style icon and political hostess. She spent her childhood at the noble Lahovary's estates in Balotești and Biarritz, where she had an education in literature. During her life, she traveled to and moved around many European countries and met many contemporary influential political figures. During the post-World War 1 period she rebuilt her family estates. She lived in exile after World War 2 when communist rule in Romania started.

Marthe Keller

born January 28th, 1945

Marthe Keller is a Swiss actress. She is perhaps best known for her role in the film Marathon Man (1976), for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.

Marthinus Nikolaas Ras

born January 18th, 1843

Marthinus Nikolaas Ras was a South African farmer, soldier, and gun-maker who is considered the father of South African Artillery.

Martial Asselin

February 3rd, 1924 - January 25th, 2013

Joseph Ferdinand Martial Asselin was a Canadian politician and the 25th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (1990–1996).

Martial Célestin

died February 4th, 2011

Martial Lavaud Célestin was named Prime Minister of Haïti by President Leslie Manigat in February 1988 under the provisions of the 1987 Constitution, and was approved by the Parliament that formed as a result of the January 17, 1988 elections. He was deposed by the coup that took place on June 20. He was born in Ganthier and was a lawyer by profession. Célestin died on February 4, 2011, at the age of 97.

Martijn Reuser

born February 1st, 1975

Martijn Franciscus Reuser is a Dutch former professional footballer who played top-flight football in both the Netherlands and England as a midfielder. He made one appearance for the Netherlands national team.

Martim Francisco Ribeiro de Andrada

died February 23rd, 1844

Martim Francisco Ribeiro de Andrada was a Brazilian politician who played a leading role in the declaration of Brazil's independence and in the government the following years. He was twice Minister of Finance.

Martin Adolf Bormann

April 14th, 1930 - March 11th, 2013

Martin Adolf Bormann was a German theologian and laicized Roman Catholic priest. He was the eldest of the ten children of Martin Bormann.

Martin Agricola

born January 6th, 1486

Martin Agricola was a German composer of Renaissance music and a music theorist.

Martin Albrechtsen

born March 31st, 1980

Martin Albrechtsen is a former Danish football player, who primarily played in the centre back position. He played four games for the Danish national team and is the older brother of Jacob Albrechtsen.

Martin Atkinson

born March 31st, 1971

Martin Atkinson is an English referee coach and retired professional football referee who officiated primarily in the Premier League. He is a member of the West Riding County Football Association.

Martin Axenrot

born March 5th, 1979

Erik Martin "Axe" Axenrot is a Swedish death metal drummer, best known as the former drummer for progressive metal band Opeth (2005-2021). Since 2004, he is the drummer for Bloodbath. Known for his intricate playing style, his drumming has been highly praised by Opeth members and fans, with Mikael Åkerfeldt calling him "a joy to play with." Axenrot has also been jokingly referred to as The Lord of the Rings character Legolas by band members and fans.

Martin Balsam

died February 13th, 1996

Martin Henry Balsam was an American actor. He had a prolific career in character roles in film, in theatre, and on television. An early member of the Actors Studio, he began his career on the New York stage, winning a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for Robert Anderson's You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running (1968). He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in A Thousand Clowns (1965).

Martin Bashir

born January 19th, 1963

Martin Henry Bashir is a former British journalist. He was a presenter on British and American television and for the BBC's Panorama programme, for which he gained an interview with Diana, Princess of Wales under false pretences in 1995. Although the interview was much heralded at the time, it was later determined that he used forgery and deception to gain it.

Martin Bayerle

born April 23rd, 1951

Martin Gerard Bayerle is an American treasure hunter and author, best known for finding the 1909 shipwreck of the White Star Liner RMS Republic. He is also star of the History Channel show "Billion Dollar Wreck."

Martin Bella

born March 26th, 1964

Martin Bella, nicknamed Munster, is an Australian former rugby league footballer who played in the 1980s and 1990s. A prop, he represented Queensland and Australia, and played his club football for a number of clubs in Australian and England.

Martin Benson

August 10th, 1918 - February 28th, 2010

Martin Benjamin Benson (10 August 1918 – 28 February 2010) was a British character actor who appeared in films, theatre and television. He appeared in both British and Hollywood productions.

Martin Bicknell

born January 14th, 1969

Martin Paul Bicknell is a former English cricketer. He played in four Test matches, with the last two, against South Africa in 2003, coming ten years after the first two in the 1993 Ashes series. England had played 114 matches between his appearances, a record. He was considered most unlucky to be constantly overlooked for selection in home Test matches when constantly proving himself a prolific wicket taker in county cricket.

Martin Bormann

died May 2nd, 1945

Martin Ludwig Bormann was a German Nazi Party official and head of the Nazi Party Chancellery, private secretary to Adolf Hitler and a war criminal. After the war, he was convicted and sentenced to death-in-absentia for crimes against humanity. Bormann gained immense power by using his position as Hitler's private secretary to control the flow of information and access to Hitler. He used his position to create an extensive bureaucracy and involve himself as much as possible in the decision making.

Martin Brasier

born April 12th, 1947

Martin David Brasier FGS, FLS was an English palaeobiologist and astrobiologist known for his conceptual analysis of microfossils and evolution in the Precambrian and Cambrian.

Martin Brodeur

born May 6th, 1972

Martin Pierre Brodeur is a Canadian–American former professional ice hockey goaltender and current team executive. He played 22 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL), 21 of them for the New Jersey Devils, with whom he won three Stanley Cup championships and five Eastern Conference championships in 17 postseason campaigns. He also won two Olympic gold medals with Team Canada in the 2002 and 2010 Winter Olympic Games, as well as several other medals with Team Canada in other international competitions. Brodeur is widely regarded as one of the greatest goaltenders of all time. In 2017, he was named by the league as one of the "100 Greatest NHL Players", and the following year, he was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Martin Broughton

born April 15th, 1947

Sir Martin Faulkner Broughton is a British businessman and deputy chairman of International Airlines Group. Formed in January 2011, IAG is the parent company of British Airways, Iberia and Vueling. It is a Spanish registered company with shares traded on the London Stock Exchange and Spanish Stock Exchanges. The corporate head office for IAG is in London, UK. He is also a Managing Partner at Sports Investment Partners and chairman of the sports virtual advertising company Supponor. He is a former chairman of Liverpool Football Club and also served as President of the Confederation of British Industry.

Martin Bryant

born May 7th, 1967

Martin John Bryant is an Australian mass murderer who shot and killed 35 people and injured 23 others in the Port Arthur massacre between 28 and 29 April 1996. He is serving 35 life sentences plus 1,652 years without the possibility of parole at Risdon Prison in Hobart.

Martin Buber

born February 8th, 1878

Martin Buber was an Austrian Jewish and Israeli philosopher best known for his philosophy of dialogue, a form of existentialism centered on the distinction between the I–Thou relationship and the I–It relationship. Born in Vienna, Buber came from a family of observant Jews, but broke with Jewish custom to pursue secular studies in philosophy. He produced writings about Zionism and worked with various bodies within the Zionist movement extensively over a nearly 50 year period spanning his time in Europe and the Near East. In 1923, Buber wrote his famous essay on existence, Ich und Du, and in 1925, he began translating the Hebrew Bible into the German language reflecting the patterns of the Hebrew language.

Martin Buchan

born March 6th, 1949

Martin McLean Buchan is a Scottish former professional footballer who played as a centre back. Born in Aberdeen, he played for Aberdeen, Manchester United and Oldham Athletic. He also played in 34 international matches for Scotland between 1971 and 1978 including at two World Cups. Buchan later managed Burnley.

Martin Buß

born April 7th, 1976

Martin Buß is a German high jumper who won the gold medal at the 2001 World Championships in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is a five-time outdoor national champion for Germany in the men's high jump event and three-time champion at the German Indoor Athletics Championships.

Martín Cáceres

born April 7th, 1987

José Martín Cáceres Silva is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays for Major League Soccer club LA Galaxy and the Uruguay national team. Mainly a centre-back, he can also play on either flank, mostly as a right-back.

Martín Carrera

December 20th, 1806 - April 22nd, 1871

Martín Carrera Sabat was a Mexican general, senator, and interim president of the country for about a month in 1855. He was a moderate Liberal.

Martin Chivers

born April 27th, 1945

Martin Harcourt Chivers is an English retired professional footballer who played as a forward. He began his career with his hometown club Southampton, before being sold to Tottenham Hotspur, but also had a prolific stint with Swiss club Servette. From 1971 to 1973, he played for the England national team, scoring thirteen goals in 24 appearances, but did not represent his country at a major tournament.
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