Armando Nieto Vélez was born on October 24, 1931 and died on March 27, 2017. He was a jesuit priest and Peruvian historian. Nieto’s parents were Manuel R. Nieto and Rosa Vélez Picasso. Nieto studied in Colegio de la Inmaculada (The Jesuit Fathers School) in Lima (1938–1948). Nieto got into the Pontifical Catholic University of ..
Mary Maples Dunn was born on April 6, 1931, in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin and died on March 19, 2017. She was an American historian. She earned her Ph.D. at Bryn Mawr College, where she taught and served as Dean. Dunn served as the eighth president of Smith College, for ten years beginning in 1985; in ..
Christopher Stewart Gray was born on April 24, 1950, and died on March 10, 2017. He was an American journalist and architectural historian. Gray was noted for his weekly New York Times column “Streetscapes”, about the history of New York City architecture, real estate, and public improvements. He wrote the “Streetscapes” column from 1986 until ..
Anatoly Sergeevich Chernyaev was born on May 26, 1921, in Moscow and died on March 13, 2017, in Moscow. He was a Russian historian and writer. Anatoly Chernyaev was a principal foreign-policy advisor to General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev during the final days of the Soviet Union. When fighting in World War II, he studied history ..
Prof. Dr. Hab. Irena Homola-Skąpska was born on January 12, 1929 and died on March 4, 2017 in Kraków. She was a Polish historian. Irena Homola-Skąpska graduated from the Jagiellonian University in 1951. In 1989 Homola-Skąpska gained the title of professor. Homola-Skąpska has been collaborated with Polski Słownik Biograficzny since 1955. Irena Homola-Skąpska passed away ..
Mostafa Abdel Hamid el-Abbadi was born on October 10, 1928, Cairo, and died on February 13, 2017, Alexandria. He was a prominent historian of Greco-Roman Egypt and an Egyptian public intellectual. Before his death, he was the Emeritus Professor in Classics at the Alexandria University, he was credited with proposing the revival of the ancient ..
Anne Aaserud was born on July 23, 1942, and died on February 14, 2017. She was a Norwegian art historian and museum director. Anne was assigned with the National Gallery of Norway from 1984 to 1994. Anne graduated as mag.art. from the University of Oslo in 1993. Aaserud was director of the Northern Norway Art ..
Teresa del Conde Pontones was born on January 12, 1935, in Mexico City and died on February 16, 2017. She was a Mexican art critic and art historian. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from National Autonomous University of Mexico in 1958. After receiving a grant she furthered her studies in Rome, earning a ..
Elliot Sperling was born on January 4, 1951, and died in January, 2017. He was an American historian. Sperling was one of the world’s leading historians of Tibet and Tibetan-Chinese relations, a MacArthur Fellow and a relentless advocate for human rights. Sperling spent most of his scholarly career (twenty-nine years on the faculty) at Indiana ..
Joseph Mélèze-Modrzejewski was born Józef Mélèze-Modrzejewski on March 8, 1930, Poland, and died on January 29, 2017. He was a Polish historian and professor of ancient history at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University. Joseph Mélèze-Modrzejewski began his scientific career in Poland as a student of Rafał Taubenschlag. He had arrived in France in 1958, he taught for ..