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Josef Priller

died May 20th, 1961

Josef "Pips" Priller was a German military aviator and wing commander in the Luftwaffe during World War II. As a fighter ace, he was credited with 101 enemy aircraft shot down in 307 combat missions. All of his victories were claimed over the Western Front, including 11 four-engine bombers and at least 68 Supermarine Spitfire fighters.

Josef Rheinberger

born March 17th, 1839

Josef Gabriel Rheinberger was an organist and composer from Liechtenstein, residing in Bavaria for most of his life. As court conductor in Munich, he was responsible for the music in the royal chapel. He is known for sacred music, works for organ and vocal works, such as masses, a Christmas cantata and the motet Abendlied; he also composed two operas and three singspiele, incidental music, secular choral music, two symphonies and other instrumental works, chamber music, and works for organ.

Josef Seger

born March 21st, 1716

Josef Seger was a Czech organist, composer, and educator. After graduating in philosophy from the Charles University in Prague and studying music under Bohuslav Matěj Černohorský, Jan Zach, and others, Seger became organist of two churches in Prague and remained there until his death.

Josef Stefan

born March 24th, 1835

Josef Stefan was a Carinthian Slovene physicist, mathematician, and poet of the Austrian Empire.

Josef Steindl

died March 7th, 1993

Josef Steindl was an Austrian-born Post-Keynesian economist.

Josef Suk (composer)

born January 4th, 1874

Josef Suk was a Czech composer and violinist. He studied under Antonín Dvořák, whose daughter he married.

Josef Šural

died April 29th, 2019

Josef Šural was a Czech professional footballer who played as a forward.

Josef Terboven

died May 8th, 1945

Josef Antonius Heinrich Terboven was a Nazi Party official and politician who was the long-serving Gauleiter of Gau Essen and the Reichskommissar for Norway during the German occupation.

Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez

died March 2nd, 1829

María Josefa Crescencia Ortiz Téllez–Girón, popularly known as Doña Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez or La Corregidora was an insurgent and supporter of the Mexican War of Independence, which fought for independence against Spain, in the early 19th century. She was married to Miguel Domínguez, corregidor of the city of Querétaro, hence her nickname.

Josefin Nilsson

died February 29th, 2016

Monica Emma Josefin Nilsson, registered as Monica Emma Josefina Nilsson was a Swedish singer and actress.

Josefina Scaglione

born September 5th, 1987

Josefina Scaglione (born September 5, 1987) is an Argentinian musical theatre actress and singer, best known for her performance as Maria in the 2009 Broadway revival of West Side Story, for which she received a Tony Award nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Musical.

Jōsei Toda

born February 11th, 1900

Jōsei Toda was a teacher, peace activist and second president of Soka Gakkai from 1951 to 1958. Imprisoned for two years during World War II under violating the Peace Preservation Law and the charge of lèse-majesté from against the war, he emerged from prison intent on rebuilding the Soka Gakkai. He has been described as the architect of the Soka Gakkai, the person chiefly responsible for its existence today.

Joselito (singer)

born February 11th, 1943

José Jiménez Fernández, commonly known as Joselito, is a former child singer and film star in Spain, primarily active during the 1950s and 1960s.

Josemaría Escrivá

born January 9th, 1902

Saint Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer y Albás was a Spanish Roman Catholic priest. He founded Opus Dei, an organization of laypeople and priests dedicated to the teaching that everyone is called to holiness by God and to discover sanctity in their ordinary lives. He was canonized in 2002 by Pope John Paul II, who declared Josemaría should be "counted among the great witnesses of Christianity."

Josep Borrell

born April 24th, 1947

Josep Borrell Fontelles is a Spanish politician serving as High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy since 1 December 2019. A member of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), he served as President of the European Parliament from 2004 to 2007 and as Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation in the Government of Spain from 2018 to 2019.

Josep Maria Subirachs

March 11th, 1927 - April 7th, 2014

Josep Maria Subirachs i Sitjar was a Spanish sculptor and painter of the late 20th century. His best known work is probably the Passion Facade of the basilica of the Sagrada Família in Barcelona. He was controversial, as he did not make any concessions to the style of the architect who designed the building, Antoni Gaudí.

Josep Pla

died April 23rd, 1981

Josep Pla i Casadevall was a catalan journalist and a popular author. As a journalist he worked in France, Italy, Britain, Germany, and the Soviet Union, from where he wrote political and cultural chronicles in Catalan and Spanish.

Joseph A. Campbell

died March 27th, 1900

Joseph Albert Campbell was an American businessman who is best known for founding Campbell Soup Company in 1869 when he partnered with Abraham Anderson.

Joseph A. Unanue

born March 14th, 1925

Joseph Andrew Unanue was an American-born son of Spanish parents who was the president of Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic–owned food company in the United States.

Joseph Abaco

born March 27th, 1710

Joseph Abaco was an Italian violoncellist and composer. He was born and baptised in Brussels, the capital of the Spanish Netherlands, on 27 March 1710, and was musically trained by his father, Evaristo Felice dall'Abaco.

Joseph Achille Le Bel

born January 21st, 1847

Joseph Achille Le Bel was a French chemist. He is best known for his work in stereochemistry. Le Bel was educated at the École Polytechnique in Paris. In 1874 he announced his theory outlining the relationship between molecular structure and optical activity. This discovery laid the foundation of the science of stereochemistry, which deals with the spatial arrangement of atoms in molecules. This hypothesis was put forward in the same year by the Dutch physical chemist Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff and is currently known as Le Bel–van't Hoff rule. Le Bel wrote Cosmologie Rationelle in 1929.

Joseph Achron

died April 29th, 1943

Joseph Yulyevich Achron, also seen as Akhron was a Russian-born Jewish composer and violinist, who settled in the United States. His preoccupation with Jewish elements and his desire to develop a "Jewish" harmonic and contrapuntal idiom, underscored and informed much of his work. His friend, the composer Arnold Schoenberg, described Achron in his obituary as "one of the most underrated modern composers".

Joseph Addai

born May 3rd, 1983

Joseph Kwaku Duah Addai Jr. is an American former professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL). He was selected in the first round of the 2006 NFL draft out of Louisiana State University by the Indianapolis Colts and played for the team for six seasons. He won Super Bowl XLI with the Colts, defeating the Chicago Bears.

Joseph Addison

born May 1st, 1672

Joseph Addison was an English essayist, poet, playwright, and politician. He was the eldest son of Lancelot Addison. His name is usually remembered alongside that of his long-standing friend Richard Steele, with whom he founded The Spectator magazine. His simple prose style marked the end of the mannerisms and conventional classical images of the 17th century.

Joseph Alfidi

died February 2nd, 2015

Joseph Alfidi was an American pianist, composer, and conductor and initially a child prodigy. He was born in Yonkers, New York, as the son of American-born parents of Italian descent. His father, Frank Alfidi, was an accordion player who ran a music school in Yonkers. Known as "Joey" in his childhood, he was three when he started to play several instruments in his father's studio. By the age of four, he frequently improvised little compositions at the piano, and soon became fascinated by symphonic music as well.

Joseph Algernon Pearce

born February 7th, 1893

Joseph Algernon Pearce was a Canadian astrophysicist, who was notable for studies on the structure of Milky Way and O-type stars.

Joseph Alioto

born February 12th, 1916

Joseph Lawrence Alioto was an American politician who served as the 36th mayor of San Francisco, California, from 1968 to 1976.

Joseph Aspdin

died March 20th, 1855

Joseph Aspdin was an English bricklayer, businessman, inventor, and stonemason who obtained the patent for Portland cement on 21 October 1824.

Joseph Auguste Émile Vaudremer

born February 6th, 1829

Joseph Auguste Émile Vaudremer was a French architect. He won the prix de Rome and designed several public buildings in France, particularly in Paris, four of which have been designated monuments historiques.

Joseph B. Ely

born February 22nd, 1881

Joseph Buell Ely was an American lawyer and Democratic politician from Massachusetts. As a conservative Democrat, Ely was active in party politics from the late 1910s, helping to build, in conjunction with David I. Walsh, the Democratic coalition that would gain an enduring political ascendancy in the state. From 1931 to 1935, he served as the 52nd Governor. He was opposed to the federal expansion of the New Deal, and was a prominent intra-party voice in opposition to the policies of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In 1944 he made a brief unsuccessful bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Joseph B. Keenan

born January 11th, 1888

Joseph Berry Keenan was an American lawyer best known for serving as Chief Prosecutor for the International Military Tribunal for the Far East. He previously served as Assistant Attorney General in the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Joseph B. Soloveitchik

February 27th, 1903 - April 9th, 1993

Joseph Ber Soloveitchik was a major American Orthodox rabbi, Talmudist, and modern Jewish philosopher. He was a scion of the Lithuanian Jewish Soloveitchik rabbinic dynasty.
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