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Ren Xinmin

died February 12th, 2017

Ren Xinmin was a Chinese aerospace engineer and a specialist in astronautics and liquid rocket engine technology. He was the technical director of the Long March 1 rocket, which launched the Dong Fang Hong I, China's first satellite, and the chief designer of Chinese storable propellant rocket engine. He was also the chief designer for the Long March 3 launch vehicle, Fengyun, and SJ (Shijian) series satellites.

Rena Matsui

born July 27th, 1991

Rena Matsui (松井 玲奈, Matsui Rena, born July 27, 1991) is a Japanese actress, singer, and novelist. Matsui is a former member of the Japanese idol girl groups SKE48 and Nogizaka46. As a member of the former, she also participated in the main lineup of AKB48's singles. As an actress, she has played roles in numerous films and television series, including Kamen Rider Build the Movie: Be the One and the 99th NHK asadora Manpuku.

Rena Sofer

born December 2nd, 1968

Rena Sherel Sofer (born December 2, 1968) is an American actress, known for her appearances in daytime television, episodic guest appearances, and made-for-television movies. In 1995, Sofer received a Daytime Emmy Award for her portrayal of Lois Cerullo in the soap opera General Hospital. From 2013 to 2022, she played the role of Quinn Fuller on the CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful.

Rena Takeda

born July 27th, 1997

Rena Takeda (武田 玲奈, Takeda Rena, born July 27, 1997) nicknamed Renarena (れなれな), is a Japanese actress and model affiliated with Vithmic Co., Ltd.

Rena Vlahopoulou

born February 20th, 1923

Irene "Rena" Vlahopoulou was a Greek actress and singer. She starred in theatre, musical, and Greek cinema productions, including The Gambler and The Countess of Corfu.

Renaldo Hill

born November 12th, 1978

Renaldo Hill (born November 12, 1978) is an American football coach and former player who is the defensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He previously served as the defensive backs coach for the Denver Broncos from 2019 to 2020 and also served as an assistant coach for the Miami Dolphins.

Renaldo Nehemiah

born March 24th, 1959

Renaldo Nehemiah is a retired American track and field athlete who specialized in the 110 m hurdles. He was ranked number one in the world for four straight years, and is a former world record holder. Nehemiah is the first man to run the event in under 13 seconds. Nehemiah also played pro football in the National Football League (NFL) as a wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers from 1982 to 1985, before returning to track and field athletics from 1986 to 1991. After retiring from competition, he has worked in sports management.

Renata Nielsen

born May 18th, 1966

Renata Pytelewska-Nielsen is a Polish-born former Danish long jumper.

Renata Notni

born January 2nd, 1995

Renata Martínez Notni (born January 2, 1995 in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico) is a Mexican actress and model.

Renata of Lorraine

born April 20th, 1544

Renata of Lorraine was a French noblewoman of the House of Lorraine who became a Duchess of Bavaria by her marriage to Duke William V.

Renata Scotto

born February 24th, 1934

Renata Scotto was an Italian soprano, opera director, and voice teacher. Recognised for her sense of style, her musicality, and as a remarkable singer-actress, Scotto is considered to have been one of the preeminent opera singers of her generation.

Renata Tebaldi

February 1st, 1922 - December 19th, 2004

Renata Tebaldi was an Italian lirico-spinto soprano popular in the post-war period, and especially prominent as one of the stars of La Scala, San Carlo and, especially, the Metropolitan Opera. Often considered among the great opera singers of the 20th century, she focused primarily on the verismo roles of the lyric and dramatic repertoires. Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini called her voice "la voce d'angelo", and La Scala music director Riccardo Muti called her "one of the greatest performers with one of the most extraordinary voices in the field of opera."

Renate Boy

born January 24th, 1939

Renate Boy was a German shot putter, who in 1961 became the first German woman to throw over 17 meters. Garisch-Culmberger competed at the 1960 and 1964 Olympics representing the United Team of Germany and at the 1968 Olympics representing East Germany, and finished in sixth, second and fifth place, respectively. At the European Championships she won a silver medal in 1962, and finished fifth in 1969. In 1964, Garisch-Culmberger set a new indoor world record at 17.18m, and nationally she won East German titles in 1961 to 1965, and 1967.

Renate Dorrestein

born January 25th, 1954

Renate Maria Dorrestein was a Dutch writer, journalist and feminist. She started working as a junior journalist for the Dutch magazines Libelle and Panorama. During the period 1977 - 1982 she published in Het Parool, Viva, Onkruid and Opzij. Dorrestein published her first novel (Buitenstaanders) in 1983. Her sister's suicide had a great influence on her books. Dorrestein won the Annie Romein prize in 1993 for her complete body of work. A lot of Dorrestein's books were translated, and they were sold in 14 countries.

Renato Bruson

born January 13th, 1936

Renato Bruson is an Italian operatic baritone. Bruson is widely considered one of the most important Verdi baritones of the late 20th and early 21st century. He was born in Granze near Padua, Italy.

Renato Carosone

died May 20th, 2001

Renato Carosone was an Italian musician.

Renato Corona

died April 29th, 2016

Renato Tereso Antonio Coronado Corona was a Filipino judge who was the 23rd chief justice of the Philippines from 2010 to 2012. He served as an associate justice after being appointed by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on April 9, 2002, and later as Chief Justice on May 12, 2010, upon the retirement of Chief Justice Reynato Puno.

Renato Dulbecco

born February 22nd, 1914

Renato Dulbecco was an Italian–American virologist who won the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on oncoviruses, which are viruses that can cause cancer when they infect animal cells. He studied at the University of Turin under Giuseppe Levi, along with fellow students Salvador Luria and Rita Levi-Montalcini, who also moved to the U.S. with him and won Nobel prizes. He was drafted into the Italian army in World War II, but later joined the resistance.

Renato Petronio

February 5th, 1891 - April 9th, 1976

Renato Petronio was an Italian rowing coxswain who competed in the 1928 Summer Olympics and in the 1936 Summer Olympics.

Renato Russo

born March 27th, 1960

Renato Russo was a Brazilian singer and songwriter. He was the lead singer of the Brazilian pop rock band Legião Urbana. A Brazilian film depicting his life and career was released in 2013, called Somos Tão Jovens .

Renato Santos (footballer, born 1987)

born January 30th, 1987

Renato dos Santos is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Itabaiana.

Renaude Lapointe

January 3rd, 1912 - May 11th, 2002

Louise Marguerite Renaude Lapointe, was a Canadian journalist and a Senator. She was among the first Canadian women to work as a professional journalist and the first French-Canadian woman to preside over the Senate.

Renauld Williams

born February 23rd, 1981

Renauld Duvall Williams (born February 23, 1981) is a former Canadian football linebacker. He was signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2004. He played college football at Hofstra. Williams was also a member of the Miami Dolphins, Cleveland Browns, New York Jets, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Rendra Karno

born May 7th, 1920

Raden Soekarno, better known as Rendra Karno, was an Indonesian actor. Born in Kutoarjo, Central Java, Soekarno entered the film industry in 1941, making his debut appearance in Union Films' Soeara Berbisa. Over the next forty years he appeared in more than fifty films. He was also involved in the theatre during the Japanese occupation of the Dutch East Indies and the Indonesian National Revolution. For his role in 1962's Bajangan di Waktu Fadjar, he was named best supporting actor at the 1963 Asian Film Festival in Tokyo.

René Adler

born January 15th, 1985

René Adler is a German former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

René Allio

died March 27th, 1995

René Allio was a French film and theater director.

René Angélil

born January 16th, 1942

René Angélil was a Canadian musical producer, talent manager and singer. He was latterly the manager and husband of singer Celine Dion.

René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur

born February 28th, 1683

René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur was a French entomologist and writer who contributed to many different fields, especially the study of insects. He introduced the Réaumur temperature scale.

René Barrientos

died April 27th, 1969

René Barrientos Ortuño was a Bolivian military officer and politician who served as the 47th president of Bolivia twice nonconsecutively from 1964 to 1966 and from 1966 to 1969. During much of his first term, he shared power as co-president with Alfredo Ovando from 1965 to 1966 and prior to that served as the 30th vice president of Bolivia in 1964.

René Bazin

born December 26th, 1853

René François Nicolas Marie Bazin was a French novelist.

René Beeh

died January 23rd, 1922

René Beeh was a German draughtsman and painter from Alsace. He was held in high esteem by his contemporaries and called "the coming genius" by art historian Wilhelm Hausenstein, but with his having died prematurely, he has been mostly forgotten.

René Bonnet

born December 27th, 1904

René Bonnet was a French driver and automobile constructor.
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