Thomas Wolsey

Thomas Wolsey was an English archbishop, statesman and a cardinal of the Catholic Church. When Henry VIII became King of England in 1509, Wolsey became the King's almoner. Wolsey's affairs prospered, by 1514 he had become the controlling figure in all matters of state, he held important ecclesiastical appointments. These included the Archbishopric of York – the second most important role in the English church – and acting as Papal legate, his appointment as a cardinal by Pope Leo X in 1515 gave him precedence over all other English clergy. The highest political position Wolsey attained was the King's chief adviser. In that position, he enjoyed great freedom and was depicted as an alter rex. After failing to negotiate an annulment of Henry's marriage to Catherine of Aragon, Wolsey fell out of favour and was stripped of his government titles, he retreated to York to fulfill his ecclesiastical duties as Archbishop of York, a position he nominally held, but had neglected during his years in government.

He was recalled to London to answer to charges of treason—a common charge used by Henry against ministers who fell out of favour, did not commit actual treason—but died on the way from natural causes. Thomas Wolsey was born the son of Robert Wolsey of Ipswich and his wife Joan Daundy. Widespread traditions identify his father as a butcher. Wolsey attended Ipswich School and Magdalen College School before studying theology at Magdalen College, Oxford. On 10 March 1498 he was ordained as a priest in Marlborough and remained in Oxford, first as the Master of Magdalen College School, before being appointed the dean of divinity. Between 1500 and 1509 he held a living as rector of Limington, in Somerset. In 1502, he became a chaplain to archbishop of Canterbury, who died the following year, he was taken into the household of Sir Richard Nanfan, who made Wolsey executor of his estate. After Nanfan's death in 1507, Wolsey entered the service of King Henry VII. Wolsey benefitted from Henry VII's introduction of measures to curb the power of the nobility – the king was willing to favour those from more humble backgrounds.

Henry VII appointed Wolsey royal chaplain. In this position Wolsey served as secretary to Richard Foxe, who recognised Wolsey's innate ability and dedication and appreciated his industry and willingness to take on tedious tasks. Thomas Wolsey's remarkable rise to power from humble origins testifies to his intelligence, administrative ability, ambition for power, rapport with the King. In April 1508, Wolsey was sent to Scotland to discuss with King James IV rumours of the renewal of the Auld Alliance. Wolsey's rise coincided with the accession in April 1509 of Henry VIII, whose character and attitude to diplomacy differed from those of his father. In 1509 Henry appointed Wolsey to the post of Almoner, a position that gave him a seat on the Privy Council and gave him an opportunity for greater prominence and for establishing a personal rapport with the King. A factor in Wolsey's rise was the young Henry VIII's relative lack of interest in the details of government during his early years; the primary counsellors whom King Henry VIII inherited from his father were Richard Foxe and William Warham.

These were cautious and conservative, advising the King to act as a careful administrator like his father. Henry soon appointed to his Privy Council individuals more sympathetic to his own views and inclinations; until 1511, Wolsey was adamantly anti-war. However, when the King expressed his enthusiasm for an invasion of France, Wolsey adapted his views to those of the King and gave persuasive speeches to the Privy Council in favour of war. Warham and Foxe, who failed to share the King's enthusiasm for the French war which started in 1512, fell from power, Wolsey took over as the King's most trusted advisor and administrator; when Warham resigned as Lord Chancellor in 1515 under pressure from the King and from Wolsey, Henry appointed Wolsey in his place. Wolsey made careful moves to neutralise the influence of other courtiers, he helped cause the fall of Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham, in 1521. In the case of Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, Wolsey adopted a different strategy, attempting to win Suffolk's favour by his actions after the Duke secretly married Henry's sister Mary Tudor, Dowager Queen of France, much to the King's displeasure.

Wolsey advised the King not to embrace them. The bride, both as sister to Henry and as Dowager Queen of France, had high royal status that could have meant a threat to Wolsey should she have so chosen. Wolsey's rise to a position of great secular power paralleled his increasing status in the Church, he became a Canon of Windsor in 1511. In 1514 he was made Bishop of Lincoln, Archbishop of York in the same year. Pope Leo X made him a cardinal in 1515, with the titular church of St Cecilia in Trastevere. Following the success of the English campaign in France and the peace negotiations that followed, Wolsey's ecclesiastical career

Barbara Berlusconi

Barbara Berlusconi is one of the daughters of Silvio Berlusconi. She is a business executive, advisor to the board of Fininvest and sat on the board of directors of A. C. Milan as vice-chairman and CEO. Barbara Berlusconi was born in Arlesheim, Basel-Landschaft canton, Switzerland in the summer of 1984, is the daughter of Silvio Berlusconi and Veronica Lario. Barbara Berlusconi's godfather was Bettino Craxi, she made her formal debut in Paris at the Bal des débutantes in 2001. Berlusconi completed her primary education in Città Studi. Berlusconi attended secondary school at the Institute Villoresi College of Monza in Italy, in July 2010, At 26 years old, Berlusconi obtained her bachelor in Philosophy, gained a first class degree, with 110/110 cum laude, at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University and run by Don Verzé until 2011. Since September 2003, Berlusconi has been member of the board of directors of Fininvest SpA. In April 2011, Berlusconi was given a role on the board of directors at A. C. Milan and since 30 November 2013 one of the CEO of the club.

Berlusconi is the mother of two sons and Edoardo with Giorgio Valaguzza. Berlusconi resides in Switzerland, she was in a relationship with Alexandre Pato. Adriano Galliani Marina Berlusconi Barbara Berlusconi – profile at Fininvest SpA

Danny McShain

Danny McShain was an American professional wrestler. He competed in the southern United States from the 1930s to the 1960s. McShain was born on October 1912 in Little Rock, Arkansas, he made his professional wrestling debut in Little Rock, Arkansas on October 30, 1930. McShain joined the United States Navy, where he excelled as a boxer and won several championships. McShain's family moved to Glendale, where he competed for the National Wrestling Alliance, he won his first championship, the NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship, on October 11, 1937. Over the next ten years, he held the title another nine times, he moved to Alvin, where he continued to compete for the NWA. He won the NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship on ten occasions between in 1948 and 1960 by defeating such wrestlers as Antonino Rocca and Verne Gagne. On November 19, 1951, he defeated Gagne to win the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship. In 1954, McShain won the MWA American Tag Team Championship with partner Oyama Kato while competing for the Midwest Wrestling Association in Ohio.

After his retirement, McShain worked as a referee in Texas. McShain wrestled as a "tough guy", he was known for blading, as he cut his own forehead during matches to draw blood. McShain was a stiff worker, as he put legitimate force behind his punches and made contact with his opponents rather than pretending to hit them, he used a piledriver as one of his ring moves, in which he would hold his opponents upside-down and drop them head-first to the ring floor. McShain attributed the piledriver to the deaths of two opponents. McShain used a cocky strut to anger spectators, his brother-in-law Donn Lewin stated that the strut was so arrogant that it "made you want to kill him" and that he walked the same way in real life. McShain was arrested once after starting a riot by spitting tobacco juice from his trademark cigar on an opponent, his behavior was considered so inappropriate that he was summoned to appear in front of the Texas Gaming Commission. He was the subject of another inquiry, as he changed the pre-planned outcome of a bout midway through the match.

Because there was a championship on the line and two promoters were arguing over the wrestling territory in which the match took place, the United States Department of Justice became involved. The match was the origin of the rule used in many promotions that prevents a title belt from changing hands when the match ends with a disqualification. In a match against Donn Lewin, McShain broke Lewin's nose. Shortly thereafter, Lewin's father invited McShain to dinner. McShain met Donn's sister Sallee, whom he married. McShain appeared in the 1949 movie The Inspector General, as well as several other films. Midwest Wrestling Association MWA American Tag Team Championship National Wrestling Association NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship NWA Mid-America NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship Southwest Sports, Inc. NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship NWA Brass Knuckles Championship NWA World Tag Team Championship - with Joe ChristieProfessional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum 1McShain won the title once just before the formation of the National Wrestling Alliance when the title was referred to as the Texas Heavyweight Championship