T. E. Lawrence
Bio: Thomas Edward Lawrence was born in 1888 in Wales, the son of Sir Thomas Chapman, Baronet of Westmeath in Ireland, and Sarah Junner. He was educated at Oxford, and spent his postgraduate years in Arabia, where he acquired knowledge of Arab language and customs. In 1916 he joined the forces of Sheik Feisal al Husayn and helped him lead a successful British-backed revolt against the Turks. After the war he returned to Britain and joined the tank corps as a private. He died in 1935 in Dorsetshire following a motorcycle accident.