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Eva Gore-Booth

October 31, 2010

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Irish poet and suffragist Eva Gore-Booth was active in fighting for women's rights, worker rights, peace efforts and prison reform. She and her long-term partner Esther Roper also published the early gay-rights magazine Urania in 1916.

Feodor Basmanov

October 24, 2010

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Favorite and sometime lover of Ivan the Terrible, Feodor Basmanov was doomed to fall out of favor, dying (or probably executed) in 1570 after being forced to kill his own father.