Dai Zijin was born on March 26, 1916, in Shanghai and died on May 18, 2017. He was a Chinese aviator. Zijin survived the World War II as one of the few native Chinese aviators. Zijin was in the Flying Tigers. He hailed from a decent background, Dai spent his early life in Shanghai. After ..
Juliana C. Young Koo (née Yen) was September 26, 1905, and died on May 24, 2017. She was a Chinese American diplomat. She served as first head of the UN Protocol Department. Koo was a supercentenarian and after emigrating to the US, she became the third wife of diplomat and politician Wellington Koo. Koo was ..
Hubertus Cornelis Antonius Ernst was born on April 8, 1917, Breda and died on May 19, 2017. He was a Dutch, prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He was also a centenarian, Ernst was the oldest Dutch Roman Catholic bishop. He had his seminary years in the Diocese of Breda and was ordained a priest ..
John Kingsmill Cavell was born on November 4, 1916, and died on May 19, 2017. He was a British Anglican bishop. Cavell was the ninth Bishop of Southampton, from 1972-84, a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Winchester. He was educated at Sir Roger Manwood’s School and Queens’ College, Cambridge, whence he gained his Cambridge ..
Shulamit (Shula) Cohen-Kishik (also Shulamit Kishik-Cohen) was born in 1917 and died on May 21, 2017. She was an Israeli spy. Cohen-Kishik worked to rescue Jews from Arab countries. Cohen-Kishik was noted for her missions in Lebanon and work for the Mossad. During 2007, on the 59th Independence Day of the State of Israel, Cohen-Kishik ..
Jean Guttery Fritz was born on November 16, 1915, in Hankow, China and died on May 14, 2017. She was an American children’s writer. She was best known for American biography and history. Fritz won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for her career contribution to American children’s literature in 1986. Jean Fritz turned 100 in ..
Joseph Barnes was born on November 14, 1914, in Belfast and died on May 4, 2017. He was an Irish physician. Barnes worked in leper colonies in West Africa in the 1940s. Barnes co-founded ICROSS International with Michael Elmore-Meegan. Joseph was born . Barnes lectured in tropical medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in ..
Emma Martina Luigia Morano was born on November 29, 1899, and died on April 17, 2017 She was an Italian supercentenarian. She was the at the age of 117 years and 137 days, She was the world’s oldest living person whose age has been verified, and the last living person verified to have been born ..
Professor Harold Neville Vazeille Temperley was born on March 4, 1915 and died on March 27, 2017. He was an applied mathematician He made numerous contributions to the fields of statistical mechanics, graph theory and the physics of liquids and gases. Temperley was awarded the title Doctor of Science as a fellow of King’s College ..
Agga Maha Pandita Davuldena Sri Gnanissara Thero was born in December 1915, at Dawuldena in Badulla District died on April 5, 2017. He was a Sri Lankan scholar Buddhist monk and a centenarian. Gnanissara Thero served as the supreme Mahanayaka of the Sri Lanka Amarapura Nikaya from 2002 until his death on 3 April 2017. ..