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Angelou, Marguerite Annie, (Maya), (4 April 1928–28 May 2014), writer, singer and actress  

Born St Louis, 4 April 1928; d of Bailey Johnson and Vivian Baxter Johnson; one s; died 28 May 2014

writer, singer and actress

George Washington High Sch., San Francisco; California Labor Sch....


Beaumont of Whitley, Baron, (Rev. Timothy Wentworth Beaumont) (22 Nov. 1928–8 April 2008)  

MA (Oxon)

Born 22 Nov. 1928; o s of Major and Hon. Mrs M. W. Beaumont; m 1955, Mary Rose Wauchope; one s two d...


Bergne, (Alexander) Paul (A’Court), (9 Jan. 1937–5 April 2007), HM Diplomatic Service, retired; author, broadcaster and consultant  

CBE 2002 (OBE 1985)

Born 9 Jan. 1937; s of Villiers A’Court Bergne and Diana Daphne Cuthbert (née Holman-Hunt); m 1963, Suzanne Hedwig Judith Wittich; one s one ...


Bethell, 4th Baron, (Nicholas William Bethell) (19 July 1938–8 Sept. 2007)  

Born 19 July 1938; s of Hon. William Gladstone Bethell (d 1964) (3rd s of 1st Baron), and Ann Margaret Bethell (d...


Blake, Baron cr 1971 (Life Peer), of Braydeston, Norfolk, (Robert Norman William Blake) (23 Dec. 1916–20 Sept. 2003)  

FBA 1967

Born 23 Dec. 1916; er s of William Joseph Blake and Norah Lindley Daynes, Brundall, Norfolk; m 1953, Patricia Mary (d 1995), e d of Thomas Richard Waters, Great Plumstead, Norfolk; three ...


Boyson, Rt Hon. Sir Rhodes, (11 May 1925–28 Aug. 2012), PC 1987  

Kt 1987

Born 11 May 1925; s of Alderman William Boyson, MBE, JP and Mrs Bertha Boyson, Haslingden, Rossendale, Lancs; m 1st, 1946, Violet Burletson (marr. diss.); two d; 2nd, ...


Cullis, Michael Fowler, (22 Oct. 1914–27 June 2004), HM Diplomatic Service, retired; Director, UK Committee, European Cultural Foundation, Amsterdam, 1983–92  

CVO 1955

Born 22 Oct. 1914; s of Emeritus Prof. Charles Gilbert Cullis, Imperial Coll. of Science and Technology, London Univ., and Winifred Jefford, d of Sir George Fowler; m...


Davidson, Alan Eaton, (30 March 1924–2 Dec. 2003), author; HM Diplomatic Service, retired; Managing Director, Prospect Books Ltd, 1982–2000  

Born 30 March 1924; s of William John Davidson and Constance (née Eaton); m 1951, Jane Macatee; three d; died 2 Dec. 2003

author; HM Diplomatic Service, retired; Managing Director, Prospect Books Ltd, ...


de Courcy Ling, John, (14 Oct. 1933–10 Nov. 2005), HM Diplomatic Service, 1959–78; politician, publisher and writer, since 1978  

CBE 1990

Born 14 Oct. 1933; s of Arthur Norman Ling, Warwick, and Veronica de Courcy, Painestown, Co. Kildare; m 1959, Jennifer Rosemary Haynes, 2nd ...


Freud, Sir Clement (Raphael), (24 April 1924–15 April 2009), writer, broadcaster, caterer  

Kt 1987

Born 24 April 1924; s of late Ernst and Lucie Freud; m 1950, June Beatrice, (Jill), 2nd d of H. W. Flewett, MA; three s two d; died...


Goldsmith, Edward René David, (8 Nov. 1928–21 Aug. 2009), Founder, The Ecologist, 1969 (Editor, 1970–89, and 1997–98)  

Born 8 Nov. 1928; s of late Frank B. H. Goldsmith, OBE, TD, MP (C) for Stowmarket, Suffolk, 1910–18, and Marcelle (née Mouiller); m 1st, 1953, Gillian Marion Pretty; one ...


Harris of High Cross, Baron cr 1979 (Life Peer), of Tottenham in Greater London, (Ralph Harris) (10 Dec. 1924–19 Oct. 2006)  

Born 10 Dec. 1924; m 1949, Jose Pauline Jeffery; one d (two s decd); died 19 Oct. 2006

Founder President, Institute of Economic Affairs, since 1990 (General Director, 1957–87, Chairman, ...


Havel, Václav, (5 Oct. 1936–18 Dec. 2011), writer; President of Czech Republic, 1993–2003  

Born Prague, 5 Oct. 1936; s of Václav M. Havel and Božena Havel (née Vavrečková); m 1st, 1964, Olga Šplíchalová (d 1996); 2nd, 1997, Dagmar Veskrnova; died...


Jekyll, Agnes, (Lady Jekyll), (12 Oct. 1861–28 Jan. 1937), JP  

DBE 1918

Born 12 Oct. 1861; d of William Graham, MP, and Jane Catherine Lowndes; m 1881, Col Sir Herbert Jekyll, KCMG (d 1932...


Kahn-Ackermann, Georg, (4 Jan. 1918–6 Sept. 2008), Secretary General, Council of Europe, 1974–79  

Born 4 Jan. 1918; m 1945, Rosmarie Müller-Diefenbach; one s three d; died 6 Sept. 2008

Secretary General, Council of Europe, 1974–79

in Germany and Switzerland

Served in Armed Forces, ...


Kennedy, Sir Ludovic (Henry Coverley), (3 Nov. 1919–18 Oct. 2009), writer and broadcaster  

Kt 1994; FRSL

Born Edinburgh, 3 Nov. 1919; o s of Captain E. C. Kennedy, RN (killed in action, 1939, while commanding HMS Rawalpindi against German battle-cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau), and Rosalind, ...


Leather, Sir Edwin (Hartley Cameron), (22 May 1919–5 April 2005), Governor and C-in-C of Bermuda, 1973–77; writer and broadcaster  

KCMG 1974; KCVO 1975; Kt 1962

Born 22 May 1919; s of Harold H. Leather, MBE, Hamilton, Canada, and Grace C. Leather (née Holmes); ...


Lindsay, (John) Maurice, (21 July 1918–30 April 2009), Consultant, The Scottish Civic Trust, 1983–2002, then Hon. Trustee (Director, 1967–83)  

CBE 1979; TD 1946

Born 21 July 1918; s of Matthew Lindsay and Eileen Frances Brock; m 1946, Aileen Joyce Gordon; one s two d (and one d decd); died...


MacDonald, Margo, (Mrs James Sillars), (19 April 1943–4 April 2014), Member, Lothian, Scottish Parliament, since 2011 (Lothians, 1999–2011) (SNP 1999–2003, Ind since 2003); journalist  

Born 19 April 1943; d of Robert and Jean Aitken; m 1st, 1965, Peter MacDonald (marr. diss. 1980); two d; 2nd, 1981, James Sillars; died 4 April 2014

Member, Lothian, Scottish Parliament, since ...


Mahfouz, Naguib, (11 Dec. 1911–30 Aug. 2006), Egyptian novelist  

Born Gamallya, Cairo, 11 Dec. 1911; s of Abdel Aziz Ibrahim and Fatma Mostapha Mahfouz; m 1954, Attiyah-Allah; two d; died 30 Aug. 2006

Egyptian novelist...