Short Biography, Paragraph of “Edmund Burke” short paragraph for Class 12 and Graduate Classes

Edmund Burke Edmund Burke (1729-97), British Whig statesman. He entered Parliament in 1765, where he soon became a powerful and eloquent speaker. He advocated reconciliation with the American colonies and, as an opponent of democracy; he was hostile to the French Revolution. He instigated the impeachment of Warren Hastings, the leading British administrator in India, a procedure that took eight years and ended in Hastings’s acquittal. The death of Burke’s...
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Short Biography, Paragraph of “John Bunyan” short paragraph for Class 12 and Graduate Classes

John Bunyan John Bunyan (1628-88), English religious writer. The son of a Bedfordshire tinker, he joined the Baptist Church in 1653 and later became a preacher. Puritan preaching was banned at the Restoration, and Bunyan was imprisoned for several years. The religious allegory Pilgrim’s Progress (1678), his best-known work, was written during his imprisonment. After his release he continued preaching in Bedfordshire, often in disguise, and was sometimes forced into...
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Short Biography, Paragraph of “Boadicea” short paragraph for Class 12 and Graduate Classes

Boadicea Boadicea, Latin name of Boudicca (61 AD), Queen of the Iceni, a British tribe of East Anglia. Her husband King Prasutagus had allied himself with the Roman invaders, but after his death imperial officials annexed his lands and ill-treated Boadicea and her daughters. She roused her own and neighbouring peoples in revolt routed the Roman troops and sacked Colchester, London, and St Albans. Overwhelmed by the main Roman army,...
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Short Biography, Paragraph of “Laventi Pavlovich Beria” short paragraph for Class 12 and Graduate Classes

Laventi Pavlovich Beria Laventi Pavlovich Beria (1899-1953), Soviet politician, head of the secret police (1938-53). Born in Georgia, the son of peasants, Beria joined the Bolshevik Party in 1917 and participated in the October Revolution. After ten years as director of the secret police in Georgia (1921-31), he rose to national prominence as a trusted associate of Stalin. As head of the notorious NKVD, he became one of the most...
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Short Biography, Paragraph of “Ingmar Bergman” short paragraph for Class 12 and Graduate Classes

Ingmar Bergman Ingmar Bergman (1918), Swedish stage and film director, writer, and producer. He became internationally known for his films, over which he had complete control. They are noted for their technical excellence and for the distinguished performances of the small group of actors who appear in most of them. They include The Seventh Seal (1956), Wild Strawberries (1957), The Virgin Spring (1959), Persona (1966), the television film Scenes from...
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Short Biography, Paragraph of “Jeremy Bentham” short paragraph for Class 12 and Graduate Classes

Jeremy Bentham Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), British philosopher. His philosophical writings promote the Utilitarian doctrine, which defines good conduct as that which produces “the greatest happiness of the greatest number”. Bentham was a founder of University College, London, where his skeleton serves as the framework of a commemorative waxwork figure. “The father of English innovation, both in doctrines and in institutions, is Bentham: he is…the great critical thinker of his age...
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Short Biography, Paragraph of “David  Ben Gurion” short paragraph for Class 12 and Graduate Classes

David  Ben Gurion David  Ben Gurion (1886-1973), First prime minister of Israel. Born in Poland, he emigrated to Palestine in 1906. Expelled by the Turks in 1915, he later fought against them with the Jewish Legion, which he organized in the US. In the 1920s and 1930s he led the Jewish Trade Union Movement and the Mapai (Labour) party, and from 1935 he was chairman of the Zionist , movement...
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