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Khan, Noor-un-Nisa Inayat (1914–1944), special operations officer  

Deborah E. Van Seters

Khan, Noor-un-Nisa Inayat (1914–1944), special operations officer, was born on 2 January 1914 in Moscow, the eldest of four children of Hazrat Inayat Khan (1882–1927), a Sufi religious teacher and musician, and his wife, Ora Ray Baker (1890–1949). Her father was descended from the last Mughal ...

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Mahomed, Deen [formerly Deen Mahomet] (1759–1851), shampooing surgeon and restaurateur  

Michael H. Fisher

Mahomed, Deen [formerly Deen Mahomet] (1759–1851), shampooing surgeon and restaurateur, was born Deen Mahomet in May 1759, in Patna, Bihar, India, the younger son of an Indian officer in the East India Company's Bengal army. Both parents were Shi'i Muslims claiming descent from ...

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Philby, Harry St John Bridger (1885–1960), explorer and Arabist  

James Craig

Philby, Harry St John Bridger (1885–1960), explorer and Arabist, was born at St John's, Badulla, Ceylon, on 3 April 1885, the second son of Harry Montagu Philby (d. 1913), a coffee planter, and his wife, Queenie (1864–1950), known as May, daughter of ...

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Winn, Rowland George Allanson Allanson-, fifth Baron Headley (1855–1935), civil engineer and convert to Islam  

Jason Tomes

Winn, Rowland George Allanson Allanson-, fifth Baron Headley (1855–1935), civil engineer and convert to Islam, was born on 19 January 1855 in Upper Seymour Street, Portman Square, London, the only son in the family of four children of the Hon. Rowland Allanson-Winn (1816–1888)...