People

Ranulph Fiennes

born March 7th, 1944

Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, 3rd Baronet, commonly known as Sir Ranulph Fiennes and sometimes as Ran Fiennes, is a British explorer, writer and poet, who holds several endurance records.

Ranveer Brar

born February 8th, 1978

Ranveer Singh Brar is an Indian celebrity chef, Masterchef India judge, author, restaurateur and actor. He is well known as the host of popular Television food shows and as a judge in MasterChef India, alongside fellow chefs Sanjeev Kapoor, Vikas Khanna ,Vineet Bhatia, Garima Arora and Pooja Dhingra

Rao Gopal Rao

born January 14th, 1937

Raavu Gopala Rao was an Indian actor and producer known for his works in Telugu cinema and Telugu theatre. In a film career spanning more than 25 years, Rao starred in over 400 feature films in a variety of characters. He was known for his gruesome portrayals of antagonist roles with a touch of humor. He was presented with Kala Prapoorna in 1990 by Andhra University and was honored with "Natavirat" and "Chittoor Nagayya Award" in 1987.

Raosaheb Gogte

died February 26th, 2000

Balkrishna Mahadev Gogte, known colloquially as Raosaheb Gogte, was an Indian lawyer, industrialist, philanthropist and educationist.

Raoul Bott

died December 20th, 2005

Raoul Bott was a Hungarian-American mathematician known for numerous foundational contributions to geometry in its broad sense. He is best known for his Bott periodicity theorem, the Morse–Bott functions which he used in this context, and the Borel–Bott–Weil theorem.

Raoul Dufy

died March 23rd, 1953

Raoul Dufy was a French painter associated with the Fauvist movement. He gained recognition for his vibrant and decorative style, which became popular in various forms, such as textile designs, and public building decorations. Dufy is most remembered for his artwork depicting outdoor social gatherings. In addition to painting, he was skilled in various other fields, including drawing, printmaking, book illustration, scenic design, furniture design, and planning public spaces.

Raoul Koczalski

born January 3rd, 1884

Raoul Armand Jerzy (von) Koczalski was a Polish pianist and composer. He also used the pseudonym Georg Armand(o) Koczalski.

Raoul Lufbery

March 14th, 1885 - May 19th, 1918

Gervais Raoul Victor Lufbery was a French and American fighter pilot and flying ace in World War I. Because he served in both the French Air Force, and later the United States Army Air Service in World War I, he is sometimes listed alternately as a French ace or as an American ace. Officially, all but one of his 17 combat victories came while flying in French units.

Raoul Ubac

died March 22nd, 1985

Raoul Ubac was a French painter, sculptor, photographer and engraver.

Raoul Walsh

born March 11th, 1887

Raoul Walsh was an American film director, actor, founding member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), and the brother of silent screen actor George Walsh. He was known for portraying John Wilkes Booth in the silent film The Birth of a Nation (1915) and for directing such films as the widescreen epic The Big Trail (1930) starring John Wayne in his first leading role, The Roaring Twenties starring James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart, High Sierra (1941) starring Ida Lupino and Humphrey Bogart, and White Heat (1949) starring James Cagney and Edmond O'Brien. He directed his last film in 1964. His work has been noted as influences on directors such as Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Jack Hill, and Martin Scorsese.

Raphael

died April 6th, 1520

Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, now generally known in English as Raphael, was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance. His work is admired for its clarity of form, ease of composition, and visual achievement of the Neoplatonic ideal of human grandeur. Together with Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, he forms the traditional trinity of great masters of that period.

Raphaël Guerreiro

born December 22nd, 1993

Raphaël Adelino José Guerreiro is a professional footballer who plays as a left-back or midfielder for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and the Portugal national team.

Raphaël Ibañez

born February 17th, 1973

Raphaël Ibañez is a retired French rugby union footballer. A hooker, he played for the France national team 98 times, and as captain 41 times. After a career in club rugby management, he became Team Manager for France in 2020.

Raphael Saadiq

born May 14th, 1966

Raphael Saadiq is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He rose to fame as a member of the multiplatinum group Tony! Toni! Toné! In addition to his solo and group career, he has also produced songs for such artists as Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Stevie Wonder, Beyoncé, Total, Joss Stone, D'Angelo, TLC, En Vogue, Kelis, Mary J. Blige, Ledisi, Whitney Houston, Solange Knowles and John Legend. Music critic Robert Christgau has called Saadiq the "preeminent R&B artist of the '90s".

Raphael Spiegel

born December 19th, 1992

Raphael Simon Spiegel is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Lausanne-Sport.

Raphaël Varane

born April 25th, 1993

Raphaël Xavier Varane is a French professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Premier League club Manchester United. Regarded as one of the best defenders in the world as well as one of the best of his generation, Varane is known for his defensive prowess, leadership, aerial ability and speed.

Raphie Kaplinsky

born December 31st, 1946

Raphael Malcolm Kaplinsky is a professorial fellow, Science Policy Research Unit, and emeritus professorial fellow, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex. He was one of the leaders of 1968 Mafeje affair protest.

Raquel Welch

died February 15th, 2023

Jo Raquel Welch was an American actress.

Ras-I Dowling

born May 9th, 1988

Ras-I Luis Dowling (/ˈrɑːsaɪ/ RAH-sye; born May 9, 1988) is a former American football safety who is currently the cornerbacks coach for William & Mary Tribe football. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Virginia. He has also spent time with the New York Jets and Oakland Raiders.

Rash Behari Bose

died January 21st, 1945

Rash Behari Bose was an Indian revolutionary leader who fought against the British Empire. He was one of the key organisers of the Ghadar Mutiny and founded the Indian Independence League. Bose also led the Indian National Army (INA) which was formed in 1942 under Mohan Singh.

Rashad Baker

born February 22nd, 1982

Rashad Steward Baker (born February 22, 1982) is a former American football safety. He was signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2004. He played college football at Tennessee. Baker was also a member of the Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles and Oakland Raiders.

Rashad Butler

born February 10th, 1983

Rashad Jamaal Butler (born February 10, 1983) is a former American football offensive tackle. He was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Miami.

Rashad Khalifa

died January 31st, 1990

Rashad Khalifa was an Egyptian-American biochemist, closely associated with the United Submitters International (USI), an organization which promotes the practice and study of Quran-only Islam. His teachings were opposed by Traditionalist Muslims and he was assassinated on January 31, 1990. He is also known for his claims regarding the existence of a Quran code, also known as The Number 19.

Rashad Moore

born March 16th, 1979

Glenn Rashad Moore is a former American football defensive tackle. He was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the sixth round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at Tennessee.

Rashad Washington

born March 15th, 1980

Rashad Washington (born March 15, 1980 in Wichita, Kansas) is a former American football safety. Washington now serves as the defensive coordinator for the Texas Revolution of Champions Indoor Football (CIF). He was drafted by the New York Jets in the seventh round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Kansas State, and played tailback and defensive back at Wichita Southeast.

Rashami Desai

born February 13th, 1986

Shivani Desai (born 13 February 1986), professionally known as Rashami Desai, is an Indian television actress. Desai is the recipient of several accolades including two Indian Television Academy Awards and Gold Awards. She has established herself as one of the most popular and highest-paid actresses on television.

Rasheem Green

born May 15th, 1997

Rasheem Green (born May 15, 1997) is an American football defensive end for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at USC.

Rashi

born February 22nd, 1040

Shlomo Yitzchaki, generally known by the acronym Rashi, was a medieval French rabbi, the author of comprehensive commentaries on the Talmud and Hebrew Bible.

Rashid Karami

born December 30th, 1921

Rashid Karami was a Lebanese statesman. He is considered one of the most important political figures in Lebanon for more than 30 years, including during much of the Lebanese Civil War (1975–1990), and he served as prime minister eight times, making him the most democratically elected prime minister in history according to the Guinness Book of World Records 2005. He was assassinated in 1987.

Rashid Minhas

born February 17th, 1951

Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas NH was a Pakistani pilot in the Pakistan Air Force. Minhas was the only PAF officer to receive the highest valour award, the Nishan-e-Haider. He was also the youngest person and the shortest-serving officer to have received this award. During the routine training mission in August 1971, Minhas attempted to gain control of his jet trainer when his superior officer Flight Lieutenant Matiur Rahman hijacked his plane and was trying to defect to India to join the Liberation war of Bangladesh which then crashed near the Thatta District, Sindh in Pakistan.

Rashid Sunyaev

born March 1st, 1943

Rashid Alievich Sunyaev is a German, Soviet, and Russian astrophysicist of Tatar descent. He got his MS degree from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) in 1966. He became a professor at MIPT in 1974. Sunyaev was the head of the High Energy Astrophysics Department of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and has been chief scientist of the Academy's Space Research Institute since 1992. He has also been a director of the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching, Germany since 1996, and Maureen and John Hendricks Distinguished Visiting Professor in the School of Natural Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton since 2010.

Rashida Jones

born February 25th, 1976

Rashida Leah Jones is an American actress, writer, producer, and director. She appeared as Louisa Fenn on the Fox drama series Boston Public (2000–2002), as Karen Filippelli on the NBC comedy series The Office, and as Ann Perkins on the NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation (2009–2015). From 2016 to 2019, Jones starred as the eponymous lead role in the TBS comedy series Angie Tribeca, and in 2020, Jones starred as Joya Barris in the Netflix series #blackAF.
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