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Anthony Quinn
Antonio Rodolfo Quinn-Oaxaca (April 21, 1915 – June 3, 2001), more commonly known as Anthony Quinn, was a Mexican American actor, as well as a painter and writer. He starred in numerous critically acclaimed and commercially successful films, including Zorba the Greek, Lawrence of Arabia, The Guns of Navarone, The Message, Guns for San Sebastian, Lion of the Desert and Federico Fellini’s La Strada. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor twice; for Viva Zapata! in 1952 and Lust for Life in 1956.

David Beers Quinn david beers quinn(born April 24, 1909 at Dublin, Ireland-died March 19, 2002 at Liverpool, England) was an Irish historian who wrote extensively on the voyages of discovery and colonisation of America. Many of his publications appeared as volumes of the Hakluyt Society. He played a major role in assisting the presentation of the historical aspects during the quadricentennial celebrations (1984–1987) of the first establishment a colony at Roanoke Island.

Quinn was born in Dublin, Ireland and was the single pupil at his first school. He graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast in 1931. He then completed a PhD on the early Tudor administration in Ireland at King’s College London. He subsequently spent five years as lecturer at University College, Southampton (now Southampton University). Returning Belfast in 1939 he taught Irish history.

He became interested in the voyages of discovery made by Humphrey Gilbert. At that time historians relied uncritically on the works of Richard Hakluyt published around 1600. Quinn’s work and the new sources he discovered resulted in his first volume for the Hakluyt Society, and marked the beginning of his seminal work on voyages of exploration, which he developed from 1944 at University College, Swansea. In 1957 he moved to Liverpool University.

At the instigation of America’s Four Hundredth Anniversary Committee his Set Fair for Roanoke: Voyages and Colonies, 1584–1590 was published by University of North Carolina Press in 1985.

He died in Liverpool, England on 19 Mar 2002.

Aidan Quinn Aidan Quinn(born March 8, 1959) is an Irish-American actor. He made his film debut in 1984 in Reckless. His films include Desperately Seeking Susan, The Mission, Stakeout, Benny and Joon, Legends of the Fall, Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein and Michael Collins. Most recently he played Captain Thomas “Tommy” Gregson in the CBS television series Elementary. His first significant film role was in Reckless, followed by a breakthrough role in Desperately Seeking Susan as the character “Dez” (the love interest of the character played by Rosanna Arquette). Quinn next starred in the controversial television film An Early Frost, about a young gay lawyer dying of AIDS (it was broadcast on NBC on November 11, 1985 and co-starred Gena Rowlands, Ben Gazzara and Sylvia Sidney). He received his first Emmy Award nomination for the role which allowed him to gain recognition in Hollywood. He made a short impressive contribution as Robert De Niro’s brother in The Mission. He played escaped convict Richard “Stick” Montgomery in the action comedy Stakeout opposite Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio Estevez.

Ruairi Quinn (born 2 April 1946) is an Irish Labour Party politician who has been Minister for Education and Skills since March 2011. He is currently a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin South–East constituency. He was Minister for Finance from 1994 to 1997, and leader of the Labour Party from 1997 to 2002.

Christine Callaghan Quinn (born July 25, 1966) is a Democratic politician and the current Speaker of the New York City Council. The third person to hold this office, Quinn is the first female and first openly gay speaker.

In 2007, the New York Post named Quinn the third-most powerful woman in New York, after Hillary Rodham Clinton and Diane Sawyer. She was rated one of the “Forty Under Forty” by Gotham Magazine

Daniel Quinn (born 11 October 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska) is an American writer described as an environmentalist and best known for his novel Ishmael (published in 1992), which won the Turner Tomorrow Fellowship Award in 1991. Quinn does not, however, identify himself as an “environmentalist,” pointing out that the term creates something of a false dichotomy, evoking the notion of something that is “out there,” and somehow “not us.” He has described his own philosophy as new tribalism.

John Quinn (1870–1924) was a second generation Irish-American corporate lawyer in New York who was a principal supporter and purchaser of manuscripts of Joseph Conrad during his lifetime. He met W. B. Yeats in 1902, and was a major supporter.

He was an organizer and spokesperson for the 1913 Armory Show, and later legal defender of James Joyce and T. S. Eliot. He was a friend of Ezra Pound.

He was a supporter of the Irish nationalist cause and associated with figures such as John Devoy and Roger Casement, though he worked for British Intelligence services before, during and after World War I. In this role he acted as case officer for, among others, Aleister Crowley who was an agent provocateur posing as an Irish nationalist in order to infiltrate anti-British groups of Irish and Germans in the United States.

Niall John Quinn Niall Quinn(Irish: Niall Seán Ó Cuinn) honorary MBE (born 6 October 1966 in Dublin, Ireland) is a former professional footballer, and the ex-chairman of Sunderland A.F.C.. Quinn continued working at Sunderland AFC as an overseas manager until stepping down in February 2012. He received 92 caps for the Republic of Ireland national football team, scoring 21 times, and appearing for the national side at one UEFA European Football Championship in 1988 and two FIFA World Cups in 1990 and 2002. He played club football for English Premier League teams Arsenal, Manchester City and Sunderland during the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s.

Feargal Quinn (born 27 November 1936) is an Irish politician, businessman, television personality and an independent member of Seanad Éireann. He has had a career in both business and public service. He is the founder of Superquinn supermarket chain, of which he remains non-executive president after his family sold out their interest in August 2005.