People

Iolanda Balaș

died March 11th, 2016

Iolanda Balaș was a Romanian athlete, an Olympic champion and former world record holder in the high jump. She was the first Romanian woman to win an Olympic gold medal and is considered to have been one of the greatest high jumpers of the twentieth century.

Ion C. Brătianu

died May 16th, 1891

Ion Constantin Brătianu was one of the major political figures of 19th-century Romania. He was the son of Dincă Brătianu and the younger brother of Dimitrie, as well as the father of Ionel, Dinu, and Vintilă Brătianu. He also was the grandfather of poet Ion Pillat.

Ion Caramitru

born March 9th, 1942

Ion Horia Leonida Caramitru, OBE was a Romanian stage and film actor, stage director, and political figure. He was Minister of Culture between 1996 and 2000, in the Romanian Democratic Convention (CDR) cabinets of Victor Ciorbea, Gavril Dejeu, Radu Vasile, Alexandru Athanasiu, and Mugur Isărescu. He was married to actress Micaela Caracaș and had three sons: Ștefan, Andrei, and Matei Caramitru. He was a relevant figure of the Aromanian community of Romania.

Ion Iliescu

born March 3rd, 1930

Ion Iliescu is a Romanian politician and engineer who served as President of Romania from 1989 until 1996 and from 2000 until 2004. Between 1996 and 2000 and also from 2004 to 2008, the year in which he retired, Iliescu was a senator for the Social Democratic Party (PSD), of which he is the founder and honorary president to this day.

Ion Inculeț

born April 5th, 1884

Ion Inculeț was a Bessarabian and Romanian politician, the President of the Country Council of the Moldavian Democratic Republic, Minister, full member of the Romanian Academy. He was buried in the Church of St. Ioan Botezătorul of Bârnova, located on the outskirts of Iași. He was married to Princess Roxana Cantacuzino. His children from this marriage were Ion I. Inculeț, Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Western Ontario (Canada), NASA consultant, Honorary Member of the Romanian Academy, director of the Center of Applied Electrostatics of the University of Western Ontario, and his brother, George I. Inculeț.

Ion Jalea

born May 19th, 1887

Ion Jalea was a Romanian sculptor, monumentalist, teacher, and member of the Romanian Academy.

Ion Minulescu

born January 6th, 1881

Ion Minulescu was a Romanian avant-garde poet, novelist, short story writer, journalist, literary critic, and playwright. Often publishing his works under the pseudonyms I. M. Nirvan and Koh-i-Noor, he journeyed to Paris, where he was heavily influenced by the growing Symbolist movement and Parisian Bohemianism. A herald of Romania's own Symbolist movement, he had a major influence on local modernist literature, and was among the first local poets to use free verse.

Ion Țiriac

born May 9th, 1939

Ion Țiriac (Romanian pronunciation: [iˈon t͡siriˈak]; born 9 May 1939), also known as the "Brașov Bulldozer", is a Romanian businessman and former professional tennis and ice hockey player. He has been president of the Romanian Tennis Federation.

Iona Brown

born January 7th, 1941

Iona Brown, OBE, was a British violinist and conductor.

Ione Skye

born September 4th, 1970

Ione Skye Lee (/aɪˈoʊni/ eye-OH-nee; née Ione Skye Leitch; born September 4, 1970) is a British-born American actress and the daughter of singer Donovan. She made her film debut in the thriller River's Edge (1986) before gaining mainstream exposure for her starring role in Cameron Crowe's Say Anything... (1989). She continued to appear in films throughout the 1990s, with notable roles in Gas Food Lodging (1992), Wayne's World (1992) and One Night Stand (1997).

Ippolita Maria Sforza

born April 18th, 1446

Ippolita Maria Sforza was an Italian noblewoman, a member of the Sforza family which ruled the Duchy of Milan from 1450 until 1535. She was the first wife of the Duke of Calabria, who later reigned as King Alfonso II of Naples. Ippolita was a very intelligent and cultured young woman.

Ippolito d'Este

born March 20th, 1479

Ippolito (I) d'Este was an Italian Roman Catholic cardinal, and Archbishop of Esztergom. He was a member of the ducal House of Este of Ferrara, and was usually referred to as the Cardinal of Ferrara. Though a bishop of five separate dioceses, he was never consecrated a bishop. He spent much of his time supporting the ducal house of Ferrara and negotiating on their behalf with the Pope.

Iqra Aziz

born November 24th, 1997

Iqra Aziz Hussain (born 24 November 1997) is a Pakistani actress who primarily works in Urdu television. She made her acting debut in 2014 with a supporting role shanzey in Kissey Apna Kahein. Aziz is widely recognized for portraying the role of Ajiya in Momina Duraid's comedy Suno Chanda (2018), for which she received critical acclaim and won several awards including Lux Style Awards and Hum Awards for Best Actress.

Ira Glass

born March 3rd, 1959

Ira Jeffrey Glass is an American public radio personality. He is the host and producer of the radio and television series This American Life and has participated in other NPR programs, including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Talk of the Nation. His work in radio and television has won him awards, such as the Edward R. Murrow Award for Outstanding Contributions to Public Radio and the George Polk Award in Radio Reporting.

Ira Hayes

born January 12th, 1923

Ira Hamilton Hayes was an Akimel O'odham Indigenous American and a United States Marine during World War II. Hayes was an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Community, located in Pinal and Maricopa counties in Arizona. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve on August 26, 1942, and, after recruit training, volunteered to become a Paramarine. He fought in the Bougainville and Iwo Jima campaigns in the Pacific War.

Ira Louvin

born April 21st, 1924

Ira Lonnie Loudermilk, known professionally as Ira Louvin, was an American country music singer, mandolinist and songwriter. He was a cousin of songwriter John D. Loudermilk.

Ira Remsen

February 10th, 1846 - March 4th, 1927

Ira Remsen was an American chemist who discovered the artificial sweetener saccharin along with Constantin Fahlberg. He was the second president of Johns Hopkins University.

Ira Thomas

born January 22nd, 1881

Ira Felix Thomas was an American professional baseball player. He played all or part of ten seasons of Major League Baseball, all in the American League, with the New York Highlanders (1906–07), Detroit Tigers (1908), and Philadelphia Athletics (1909–15), primarily as a catcher.

Iracema de Alencar

born April 19th, 1900

Iracema de Alencar was a Brazilian actress. She made her debut as the lead in the 1917 silent film Iracema. After working in theatre for many years she appeared in several other films, much later in her career.

Irakli Alasania

born December 21st, 1973

Irakli Alasania is a Georgian politician, soldier and former diplomat who served as the Minister of Defense of Georgia from 2012 to 2014. He was Georgia's Ambassador to the United Nations from September 11, 2006, until December 4, 2008. His previous assignments include Chairman of the Government of Abkhazia(-in-exile) and the President of Georgia's aide in the Georgian-Abkhaz talks. Soon after his resignation, Alasania withdrew into opposition to the Mikheil Saakashvili administration, setting up the Our Georgia – Free Democrats party in July 2009. In 2012 Alasania was appointed Minister of Defense, a position he held until 2014.

Irakli Kvekveskiri

born March 12th, 1990

Irakli Kvekveskiri is a Russian-Georgian football player who plays as a defensive midfielder for Russian club Fakel Voronezh.

Irek Mukhamedov

born March 8th, 1960

Irek Dzhavdatovich Mukhamedov OBE, is a Soviet-born British ballet dancer of Tatar origin who has danced with the Bolshoi Ballet and the Royal Ballet. Born in Kazan, he trained at the Moscow Choreographic Institute under the guidance of Alexander Prokofiev between 1970 and 1978. Upon graduation, he joined the Classical Ballet Company, where he spent three years touring around the world. It was with this company that he first danced Romeo, a role that was to become one of his most acclaimed. In 1981 he won the Grand Prix and gold medal at the International Ballet Competition in Moscow and was immediately invited to join the Bolshoi Ballet as a principal dancer, where he not only became Grigorovich's favourite danseur but went to become the youngest man ever to dance the leading role in Spartacus.

Irena Eichlerówna

born April 19th, 1908

Irena Eichlerówna was a Polish actress. She was considered to be "Poland's Eleonora Duse".

Irena Sendler

February 15th, 1910 - May 12th, 2008

Irena Stanisława Sendler (née Krzyżanowska), also referred to as Irena Sendlerowa in Poland, nom de guerre Jolanta, was a Polish humanitarian, social worker, and nurse who served in the Polish Underground Resistance during World War II in German-occupied Warsaw. From October 1943 she was head of the children's section of Żegota, the Polish Council to Aid Jews.

Irene (singer)

born March 29th, 1991

Bae Joo-hyun, known professionally as Irene (Korean: 아이린), is a South Korean singer and actress, best known as the leader of the South Korean girl group Red Velvet and its sub-unit Red Velvet – Irene & Seulgi.

Irene Aloisi

May 20th, 1925 - January 1st, 1980

Irene Aloisi (May 20, 1925 – January 1, 1980) born in Milan, Lombardy, Italy, was an Italian actress.

Irene Cara

March 18th, 1959 - November 25th, 2022

Irene Cara Escalera was an American singer and actress who rose to prominence for her role as Coco Hernandez in the 1980 musical film Fame, and for recording the film's title song "Fame", which reached No. 1 in several countries. In 1983, Cara co-wrote and sang the song "Flashdance... What a Feeling", for which she shared an Academy Award for Best Original Song and won a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1984.

Irene Cefaro

born August 31st, 1935

Irene Cefaro (born 31 August 1935) is an Italian former stage and film actress.

Irene Dailey

September 12th, 1920 - September 24th, 2008

Irene Dailey (September 12, 1920 – September 24, 2008) was an American stage, film, and television actress.

Irene Doukaina

died February 19th, 1133

Irene Doukaina or Ducaena was a Byzantine empress by marriage to the Byzantine emperor Alexios I Komnenos. She was the mother of Emperor John II Komnenos and the historian Anna Komnene. She was initially heavily overshadowed and humiliated by her one in influence and powerful mother-in-law Anna Dalassene, but after her retirement and death, Irene was able to exert increasing influence over her husband Alexios I Komnenos, who she became powerful towards the end of his reign. But even so, she could not arrange his successor according to her wish, in favor of her daughter Anna Komnene and to the detriment of her son John II Komnenos.

Irene Dunne

December 20th, 1898 - September 4th, 1990

Irene Dunne was an American actress who appeared in films during the Golden Age of Hollywood. She is best known for her comedic roles, though she performed in films of other genres.

Irene Ferri

born March 29th, 1972

Irene Ferri (born 29 March 1972) is an Italian actress and television presenter. Born in Rome, Ferri studied acting at Actors Studio in New York, with Susan Strasberg as tutor, and later at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia. She debuted as a film actress in 1995 in Giacomo Battiato's Cronaca di un amore violato; in the same period she starred in several commercials and was the television hostess of the RAI children's television programs A Tutto Disney and Solletico. She played main roles in several TV-series such as Questa casa non è un albergo, Sospetti, Le ragioni del cuore, and supporting roles in TV-series such as Tutti pazzi per amore and in films including Fascisti su Marte and Il giorno in più.
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