People

Koo Chen-fu

born January 6th, 1917

Koo Chen-fu, also known as C.F. Koo, was a Taiwanese businessman, diplomat, and film producer. He led the Koos Group of companies from 1940 until his death. As a chairman of the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), Koo arranged the first direct talks between Taiwan and mainland China since 1949 and served as Taiwan's negotiator in both the 1993 and 1998 Wang-Koo summit.

Koo Stark

born April 26th, 1956

Kathleen Norris Stark, better known as Koo Stark, is an American photographer and actress, known for her relationship with Prince Andrew. She is a patron of the Julia Margaret Cameron Trust, which runs the museum of the Victorian pioneer photographer.

Korbin Sims

born January 2nd, 1992

Korbin Sims is aformer Fiji international rugby league footballer who last played as a prop, loose forward and second-row forward for Hull Kingston Rovers in the Super League.

Korechika Anami

born February 21st, 1887

Korechika Anami was a general in the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II who was War Minister during the surrender of Japan.

Koreen Medina

born March 27th, 1995

Andrea Koreen Garcia Medina (born March 27, 1995 in Santa Rosa City, Laguna, Philippines) also known as Koreen Medina is a Filipino beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Mutya ng Pilipinas Asia Pacific Int'l for Miss Intercontinental 2013. She competed at the Miss Intercontinental 2013 pageant in Magdeburg, (Germany) on December 14, 2013 where she placed 3rd runner-up.

Korey Lee

born July 25th, 1998

Korey Bryan Lee (born July 25, 1998) is an American professional baseball catcher for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). From Escondido, California, Lee attended University of California, Berkeley, where he played college baseball for the Golden Bears. He was selected by the Astros in the first round of the 2019 MLB draft, and made his MLB debut in 2022.

Korey Stringer

born May 8th, 1974

Korey Damont Stringer was an American professional football player who was an offensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for six seasons. He played college football at Ohio State University and was recognized as an All-American. He was drafted in the first round of the 1995 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. On August 1, 2001, Stringer died from complications brought on by heat stroke during the Vikings' training camp in Mankato, Minnesota.

Korneli Kekelidze

born April 18th, 1879

Korneli Kekelidze was a Soviet and Georgian philologist, scholar of Georgian literature, and one of the founding fathers of the Tbilisi State University where he chaired the Department of the History of Old Georgian Literature from 1918 until his death.

Kory Sheets

born March 31st, 1985

Kory Gerren Sheets is a former American football running back. He played college football at Purdue and he was signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2009. Sheets was also a member of the Miami Dolphins, Carolina Panthers and Oakland Raiders of the NFL and the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League.

Kory Sperry

born April 10th, 1985

Kory Kalani Kahaunaele Sperry (born April 10, 1985) is a former American football tight end. He played college football at Colorado State.

Kōsaku Yamada

died December 29th, 1965

Kōsaku Yamada was a Japanese composer and conductor.

Kostas Axelos

died February 4th, 2010

Kostas Axelos was a Greek-French philosopher.

Kostas Davourlis

born January 4th, 1948

Kostas Davourlis born in Agyia, Patras, popularly nicknamed The Black Prince, was a former Greek footballer who played as an attacking midfielder. A gifted and talented player, he was voted by the Greek sports magazine "Ethnosport" as one of the 50 best Greek football players ever.

Kostas Kaimakoglou

born March 15th, 1983

Konstantinos "Kostas" Kaimakoglou is a Greek former professional basketball player who last played for UNICS Kazan of the VTB United League and the EuroCup. He is 2.05 m (6'9") tall, and his main position is power forward, but he can also play as a small ball center if needed.

Kostas Krystallis

died April 22nd, 1894

Kostas Krystallis was an Aromanian ethnic, Greek author and poet, representative of 19th century Greek pastoral literature. He was born an Ottoman subject in Epirus, but escaped to Greece after being denounced to the authorities for writing a patriotic collection of poetry. Krystallis initially wrote his works in archaic language, but after 1891 he adopted the vernacular (Demotic) Greek language and became influenced by the New Athenian school. He was a pictorial writer, with a love of nature, while most of his work was based on traditional folk poetry.

Kostas Mitroglou

born March 12th, 1988

Konstantinos "Kostas" Mitroglou is a Greek professional footballer who plays as a striker. He is nicknamed "Mitrogoal" and "Pistolero" by fans due to his goalscoring abilities.

Kostas Politis

born March 21st, 1942

Konstantinos "Kostas" Politis was a Greek professional basketball player and coach.

Kostas Skandalidis

born January 11th, 1953

Kostas Skandalidis is a Greek politician and member of the Greek Parliament for the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) for the Athens A constituency.

Kostas Tsimikas

born May 12th, 1996

Konstantinos Tsimikas is a Greek professional footballer who plays as a left-back for Premier League club Liverpool and the Greece national team.

Kostas Varnalis

born February 14th, 1884

Kostas Varnalis was a Greek poet.

Kostas Vasilakakis

born March 27th, 1957

Kostas Vasilakakis is a Greek football manager and former footballer. His career began in 1973 at the age of 16 when he signed a contract with Panthrakikos. He was transferred to Doxa Drama in 1981 and fought in Alpha Ethniki for thirteen years. He ended his career as footballer of Doxa Drama in 1995 at the age of 38.

Kostas Vasileiadis

born March 15th, 1984

Konstantinos "Kostas" Vasileiadis is a Greek professional basketball player who plays for Cáceres Ciudad del Baloncesto of LEB Oro. He is a 2.01 m tall swingman.

Kostis Hatzidakis

born April 20th, 1965

Konstantinos (Kostis) Hatzidakis is a Greek politician of New Democracy who has been serving as Minister for Νational Economy and Finance in the Cabinet of Kyriakos Mitsotakis. Within his party, he serves as vice president under Mitsotakis' leadership.

Kostis Palamas

January 13th, 1859 - February 27th, 1943

Kostis Palamas was a Greek poet who wrote the words to the Olympic Hymn. He was a central figure of the Greek literary generation of the 1880s and one of the cofounders of the so-called New Athenian School along with Georgios Drosinis and Ioannis Polemis.

Kosuke Fukudome

born April 26th, 1977

Kosuke Fukudome is a retired Japanese professional baseball outfielder. He played in Major League Baseball from 2008 to 2012, primarily with the Chicago Cubs and had a long spanning career in the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) with the Chunichi Dragons and Hanshin Tigers.

Kosuke Koyama

died March 25th, 2009

Kosuke Koyama was a Japanese Protestant Christian theologian.

Kotaro Suzumura

born January 7th, 1944

Kotaro Suzumura was a Japanese economist and professor emeritus of Hitotsubashi University and Waseda University. He graduated from Hitotsubashi University in 1966. His research interests were in social choice theory and welfare economics. He was also a Fellow of the Econometric Society. He was named a Person of Cultural Merit in 2017.

Kote Marjanishvili

died April 17th, 1933

Konstantine "Kote" Marjanishvili, also known by the Russified name Konstantin Aleksandrovich Mardzhanov, was a Georgian theater director regarded as an important contributor to the pre- and post-revolutionary evolution of Georgian, Russian and Soviet stages. One of the most prestigious and professional of Georgia’s directors, he was particularly famous for his lavish and massive theater shows.

Koto Matsudaira

born February 5th, 1903

Koto Matsudaira was a Japanese diplomat who served as an ambassador to the United Nations from 1957 to 1961.

Kotomitsuki Keiji

born April 11th, 1976

Kotomitsuki Keiji is a Japanese former professional sumo wrestler from Okazaki City. A former amateur champion, he turned professional in 1999. He reached the top makuuchi division in November 2000 and won one yūshō or tournament championship, in September 2001. He was a runner-up in eight other tournaments, and earned thirteen sanshō or special prizes. He is one of five wrestlers in the history of sumo to receive all three sanshō in the same tournament, accomplishing the feat in the November 2000 honbasho. After a record 22 tournaments at sekiwake, he achieved promotion to sumo's second highest rank of ōzeki in July 2007 upon winning 35 out of 45 bouts in three consecutive tournaments. This made him at 31 the oldest man to reach ōzeki in the modern era. He wrestled for Sadogatake stable. On July 4, 2010, he was expelled from professional sumo by the Japan Sumo Association for his involvement in an illegal gambling ring.

Kotoōshū Katsunori

born February 19th, 1983

Karoyan Andō, known professionally as Kotoōshū Katsunori, is a Bulgarian-Japanese former sumo wrestler. He made his debut in 2002, reaching the top division just two years later. In 2005, he reached the rank of ōzeki or 'champion', the second-highest level in the sumo ranking system behind only yokozuna. On May 24, 2008, Kotoōshū made history by becoming the first European sumo wrestler to win an Emperor's Cup. He was one of the longest serving ōzeki in sumo history, holding the rank for 47 consecutive tournaments until November 2013.

Kotoshōgiku Kazuhiro

born January 30th, 1984

Kotoshōgiku Kazuhiro is a Japanese former professional sumo wrestler. Wrestling for Sadogatake stable, he made his professional debut in 2002, and reached the top division in 2005. In 2011 he achieved the standard for promotion to the second highest rank of ōzeki by winning 33 bouts over three tournaments, and was formally promoted by the Japan Sumo Association on 28 September.
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