Pope Sixtus II or Pope Saint Sixtus II (a corruption of Greek Ξυστος, Xystus, "polished") was Pope from August 30, 257 to August 6, 258. He died as a martyr during the persecution by Emperor Valerian. According to the Liber Pontificalis, he was Greek by birth; however this is uncertain and disputed by modern western historians arguing that the authors of Liber Pontificalis confused him with that of the contemporary author Xystus who was Greek student of Pythagoreanism.
Saint Cyprian or Saint Kyprianόs (died September 14, 258) was bishop of Carthage and an important early Christian writer. He was born circa the beginning of the 3rd century in North Africa, perhaps at Carthage, where he received a classical education. After converting to Christianity, he became a bishop (249) and eventually died a martyr at Carthage.
Lu Xun (183 – 245) was an officer of Eastern Wu during the Three Kingdoms era of China. He was instrumental in causing Guan Yu's downfall, but is most famous for defeating Liu Bei in the celebrated Battle of Yiling.
For the singer, see Cao Fang (singer). Cao Fang, ch. 曹芳, py. cáo fāng, wg. Ts'ao-Fang (231-274), courtesy name Lanqing (蘭卿, wg. lan-ch'ing) was an emperor of Cao Wei (Kingdom of Wei) during the Three Kingdoms period. He retained the title Prince of Qi (齊王, py. qí wáng, wg. ch'i wang) after he was deposed by Sima Shi, and that is the title he is known for in the Records of the Three Kingdoms.
Novatian (circa 200 – 258) was a scholar and antipope who held the title between 251 and 258. He was a noted theologian and writer, the first Roman theologian who used the Latin language, at a time when there was much debate about how to deal with Christians who had lapsed and wished to return, and the issue of penance. Consecrated as pope by three bishops in 251, he adopted a more rigorous position than the established Pope, Cornelius.
Zhuge Dan (died 258) was a general of Cao Wei. He helped crush Wuqiu Jian's rebellion against Cao Wei in 255. He later rebelled against the Wei Kingdom for reasons similar to Wuqiu Jian's reasons for rebelling, because he thought that the Simas were planning to usurp the Wei Dynasty. He sent one of his sons as captives to Eastern Wu and received aid from Eastern Wu. However, his rebellion failed and he was killed.
Saint Eugenia (died c AD 258) was an early Christian Roman martyr whose feast day is celebrated on December 25 in the Roman Catholic Church and on December 24 in the Eastern Orthodox church. She is included in the Golden Legend.
Feyenoord is a Dutch professional football club located in Rotterdam. With Ajax and PSV, Feyenoord is one of the "big three" clubs in the Netherlands. One or another of these three clubs has won every Dutch League Championship since 1965 – with the exception of AZ '67's 1981 and 2009 titles – and they are, together with FC Utrecht and Roda JC, the only clubs never to have relegated from Dutch first division football.
Huldreslåt is a Scandinavian Folk band that was born not in Scandinavia but in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the year 2006. The musicians devote themselves to the study of the vast musical legacy of Northern Europe. Their work consists in taking melodies that hail from Scandinavia to perform them at their discretion, based on the musical formation of each member of the project.
Cheranand Savetanand, nicknamed Lek she is daugther of Police Major General "Jaroong" and Aramsri Savetanand. she was the 1965 winner of the Miss Thailand beauty contest held in Bangkok, Thailand. she graduation from UK. she crowned Miss Thailand 1965 on December 3, 1965 She then went on to compete at the 1966 Miss Universe pageant held in Miami Beach, Florida where she placed second runner-up to Margareta Arvidsson of Sweden who was crowned Miss Universe 1966.