People and Peoples (K)


K'ung Fu-tzu
see "Confucius"

K.T. Stevens
K.T Stevens is an actress. She was born in 1919.

Kabir Bedi
Kabir Bedi is an actor. He was born in 1935.

Kabyle
The Kabyle are a group of Berber peoples of Algeria and Tunisia. They served as Zouave in the colonial French forces. Many Kabyles were notable in the fight for Algerian independence 1954-62. Their language belongs to the Afro-Asiatic family.

Kaffir
see "Bantu"

Kaiser William II
Kaiser William II was the 3rd German Emperor. He was born in 1859 and died in 1941. He ascended to the throne in 1888.

Kaki Hunter
Kaki Hunter is an actress.

Kamran Shah
Kamran Shah is an actress.

Kane Richmond
Kane Richmond was an actor. He was born in 1906 and died in 1973.

Kareem AbdulJabbar
Kareem AbdulJabbar is an actor.

Karel Stepanek
Karel Stepanek was an actor. He was born in 1899 and died in 1980.

Karen
The Karen are a group of south east Asian peoples, numbering 1.9 million. They live in east Myanmar (formerly Burma), Thailand, and the Irrawaddy delta. Their language belongs to the Thai division of the Sino-Tibetan family.

Karen Allen
Karen Allen is an actress. She was born in 1955.

Karen Anspach
Karen Anspach is an actress.

Karen Black
Karen Black is an actress. She was born in 1942.

Karen Carlson
Karen Carlson is an actress.

Karen Field
Karen Field is an actress.

Karen Gorney
Karen Gorney is an actress.

Karen Morley
Karen Morley is an actress. She was born in 1905.

Karen Valentine
Karen Valentine is an actress. She was born in 1948.

Karen Verne
Karen Verne was an actress. She was born in 1915 and died in 1967.

Karen Young
Karen Young is an actor.

Karin Dor
Karin Dor is an actress.

Karin Mani
Karin Mani is an actress.

Karina Lombard
Karina Lombard is an actress. She was born in 1969.

Karl Agardh
Karl Adolf Agardh was a German botanist. He was born in 1785 and died in 1859. He was professor of botany at Lund from 1812 to 1835. He is best known for classifying algae.

Karl Baedeker
Karl Baedeker was a German publisher. He was born in 1801 at Essen and died in 1859. He started his own publishing business in 1827 at Koblenz and is best known for the guidebooks which bear his name and have been published at Leipzig since 1872.

Karl Bottiger
Karl August Bottiger was a German archaeologist. He was born in 1760 and died in 1835. In 1814 he was appointed chief inspector of the museum of Antiquities in Dresden.

Karl Braun
Karl Ferdinand Braun was a German physicist who made improvements to Guglielmo Marconi's system of wireless telegraphy. He was born in 1850 at Fulda, and died in 1918. He and Marconi shared the 1909 Nobel Prize for Physics. Braun also discovered crystal rectifiers (used in early radios), and invented the oscilloscope in 1895. He was educated at Marburg and Berlin. He held academic posts at a number of German universities, ending his career as professor and from 1895 director of the Institute of Physics at Strasbourg. In an attempt to increase the radio transmitter range to more than 15 km, Braun devised a system in which the power from the transmitter was magnetically coupled (using electromagnetic induction) to the antenna circuit. He patented this invention in 1899, and the principle of magnetic coupling has since been applied to all similar transmission systems. Later Braun developed directional antennas. In 1874 Braun discovered that some mineral metal sulphides conduct electricity in one direction only. These were later used in the crystal radio receivers that preceded valve circuits. Braun's oscilloscope was an adaptation of the cathode-ray tube. A laboratory instrument to study high-frequency alternating currents, it was the forerunner of television and radar display tubes.

Karl Dane
Karl Dane was an actor. He was born in 1886 and died in 1934.

Karl F. Rolvaag
Karl F Rolvaag was an American politician. He was a Democratic-Farmer-Labor governor of Minnesota from 1963 until 1967.

Karl Gauss
Karl Friedrich Gauss was a German mathematician. He was born in 1777 at Brunswick and died in 1855. He demonstrated that a circle can be divided into 17 equal arcs by elementary geometry.

Karl Hardman
Karl Hardman is an actor.

Karl Lanchbury
Karl Lanchbury was an actor.

Karl Malden
Karl Malden is an actor. He was born in 1913.

Karl Marx
Karl Heinrich Marx was a German philosopher and economist. He was born in 1818 at the Rhineland and died in 1883. Together with Engels he wrote the manifesto of the communist party in 1847.

Karl Michael Vogler
Karl Michael Vogler is an actor. He was born in 1928.

Karl Ritter
Karl Ritter was a German geographer. He was born in 1779 and died in 1859. He studied at Halle and became a private tutor in 1798, and in 1819 succeeded Schlosser as professor of history at the Frankfurt Gymnasium.

Karl von Clausewitz
Karl von Clausewitz was a Prussian general and military writer. He was born in 1780 and died in 1831. In 1832 his work Vom Krieg was published which deals with military strategy and greatly influenced subsequent warfare.

Kashmiri
The Kashmiri are native to the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Kate Burton
Kate Burton is an actress. She was born in 1958.

Kate Capshaw
Kate Capshaw is an actress.

Kate Greenaway
Kate Greenaway was an English artist and book-illustrator. She was born in 1846 and died in 1901.

Kate Jackson
Kate Jackson is an actress. She was born in 1950.

Kate McKenzie
Kate McKenzie is an actress.

Kate Nelligan
Kate Nelligan is an actress. She was born in 1951.

Kate O'Mara
Kate O'Mara is an actress. She was born in 1939.

Kate Reid
Kate Reid is an actress. She was born in 1930.

Kate Smith
Kate Smith is an actress.

Katharine Ross
Katharine Ross is an actress. She was born in 1942.

Katherine Alexander
Katherine Alexander was an actress. She was born in 1901 and died in 1981.

Katherine DeMille
Katherine DeMille is an actress. She was born in 1911.

Katherine Healy
Katherine Healy is an actress.

Katherine Helmond
Katherine Helmond is an actress. She was born in 1929.

Katherine Hepburn
Katherine Hepburn is an American actress. She was born in 1907 at Hartford. She is the winner of four Academy Awards for best actress.

Kathleen Beller
Kathleen Beller is an actress. She was born in 1955.

Kathleen Bridge
Kathleen Bridge was an English hockey player. She was born in 1898 and died in 1973. She played hockey for England as a forward and full-back. Selected at 15 she was the youngest player ever to represent England at women's hockey.

Kathleen Byron
Kathleen Byron is an actress.

Kathleen Ferrier
Kathleen Ferrier was an English contralto. She was born in 1912 at Higher Walton and died in 1953.

Kathleen Freeman
Kathleen Freeman is an actress. She was born in 1919.

Kathleen Harrison
Kathleen Harrison is an actress. She was born in 1898.

Kathleen Howard
Kathleen Howard was an actress. She was born in 1879 and died in 1956.

Kathleen Hughes
Kathleen Hughes is an actress. She was born in 1929.

Kathleen Lloyd
Kathleen Lloyd is an actress.

Kathleen Lockhart
Kathleen Lockhart was an actress. She was born in 1893 and died in 1978.

Kathleen Miller
Kathleen Miller is an actress.

Kathleen O'Regan
Kathleen O'Regan is an actress.

Kathleen Quinlan
Kathleen Quinlan is an actress. She was born in 1954.

Kathleen Ryan
Kathleen Ryan was an actress. She was born in 1922 and died in 1985.

Kathleen Turner
Kathleen Turner is an actress. She was born in 1954.

Kathlyn Williams
Kathlyn Williams was an actress. She was born in 1888 and died in 1960.

Kathryn Givney
Kathryn Givney was an actress. She was born in 1897 and died in 1978.

Kathryn Grant
Kathryn Grant is an actress. She was born in 1933.

Kathryn Grayson
Kathryn Grayson is an actress. She was born in 1922.

Kathryn Harrold
Kathryn Harrold is an actress. She was born in 1950.

Kathryn Leigh Scott
Kathryn Leigh Scott is an actress. She was born in 1947.

Kathryn McNeil
Kathryn McNeil is an actress.

Kathryn Walker
Kathryn Walker is an actress.

Kathy Baker
Kathy Baker is an actress.

Kathy Bates
Kathy Bates is an actress. She was born in 1958.

Kathy Browne
Kathy Browne is an actress.

Kathy Cannon
Kathy Cannon is an actress.

Kathy Kersh
Kathy Kersh is an actress.

Katie Johnson
Katie Johnson was an actress. She was born in 1878 and died in 1957.

Katina Paxinou
Katina Paxinou was an actress. She was born in 1900 and died in 1973.

Katy Jurado
Katy Jurado is an actress. She was born in 1927.

Katy Kurtzman
Katy Kurtzman is an actress.

Katya Berger
Katya Berger is an actress.

Kay A. Orr
Kay A Orr was an American politician. He was a Republican governor of Nebrasaka from 1987 until 1991.

Kay Ballard
Kay Ballard is an actress. She was born in 1926.

Kay Christopher
Kay Christopher is an actor.

Kay Francis
Kay Francis was an actress. She was born in 1899 and died in 1968.

Kay Hammond
Kay Hammond was an actress. She was born in 1909 and died in 1980.

Kay Johnson
Kay Johnson was an actress. She was born in 1904 and died in 1975.

Kay Kendall
Kay Kendall was an actress. She was born in 1926 and died in 1959.

Kay Kyser
Kay Kyser is an actor. He was born in 1897.

Kay Lenz
Kay Lenz is an actress. She was born in 1953.

Kay Medford
Kay Medford was an actress. She was born in 1914 and died in 1980.

Kay Nebel
Kay Nebel was an actor. He was born in 1889 and died in 1953.

Kay Neer
Kay Neer is an actress.

Kay Starr
Kay Starr is an actress.

Kay Thompson
Kay Thompson is an actress.

Kay Walsh
Kay Walsh is an actress. She was born in 1914.

Kazakh
The Kazakh are a pastoral Kyrgyz people of Kazakhstan. Kazakhs also live in China (Xinjiang, Gansu, and Qinghai), Mongolia, and Afghanistan. There are 5-7 million speakers of Kazakh, a Turkic language belonging to the Altaic family. They are predominantly Sunni Muslim, although pre-Islamic customs have survived.
Kazakhs herd horses and make use of camels; they also keep cattle. Traditionally the Kazakhs lived in tents and embarked on seasonal migrations in search of fresh pastures. Collectivised herds were established in the 1920s and 1930s.

Kazimir Malevich
Kazimir Malevich was a Ukranian painter. He was born in 1878 at Kiev and died in 1935. He studied at Moscow in 1902 and was an early pioneer of pure abstraction.

Keen Johnson
Keen Johnson was an American politician. He was a Democratic governor of Kentucky from 1939 until 1943.

Keenan Wynn
Keenan Wynn was an actor. He was born in 1916 and died in 1986.

Keir Dullea
Keir Dullea is an actor. He was born in 1936.

Keith Carradine
Keith Carradine is an actor. He was born in 1945.

Keith Gordon
Keith Gordon is an actor.

Keith Green
Keith Green is an actor.

Keith Larsen
Keith Larsen is an actor. He was born in 1925.

Keith McConnell
Keith McConnell is an actor.

Keith Michell
Keith Michell is an actor. He was born in 1926.

Keith Moon
Keith Moon is an actor.

Keith Neville
Keith Neville was an American politician. He was a Democratic governor of Nebrasaka from 1917 until 1919.

Keith Wayne
Keith Wayne is an actor.

Kekule
Kekule was a German scientist. He was born in 1829 at Darmstadt and died in 1896. He worked on the structure of carbon compounds.

Kelly Curtis
Kelly Curtis is an actress.

Kelly Le Brock
Kelly Le Brock is an actress.

Kelly Miles
Kelly Miles is an actress.

Kelly Preston
Kelly Preston is an actress. She was born in 1963.

Kelly Reno
Kelly Reno is an actress.

Ken Berry
Ken Berry is an actor. He was born in 1933.

Ken Brown
Ken Brown is an actor.

Ken Clark
Ken Clark is an actor.

Ken Curtis
Ken Curtis is an actor. He was born in 1916.

Ken Gampu
Ken Gampu is an actor.

Ken Howard
Ken Howard is an actor. He was born in 1944.

Ken Marshall
Ken Marshall is an actor.

Ken Maynard
Ken Maynard was an actor. He was born in 1895 and died in 1973.

Ken Murray
Ken Murray is an actor. He was born in 1903.

Ken Norton
Ken Norton is an actor.

Ken Russell
Ken Russell is an actor.

Ken Scott
Ken Scott was an actor.

Ken Shapiro
Ken Shapiro is an actor.

Ken Swofford
Ken Swofford was an actor.

Ken Wahl
Ken Wahl is an actor. He was born in 1956.

Kendoka
A kendoka is someone who practises kendo.

Kenelm
Kenelm was king of Mercia for five months in 819 until he was murdered by his sister Quendreda.

Keneth Kent
Keneth Kent was an actor. He was born in 1882 and died in 1963.

Kengji Sahara
Kengji Sahara is an actress.

Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh is an actor.

Kenneth Colley
Kenneth Colley is an actor.

Kenneth Connor
Kenneth Connor is an actor. He was born in 1918.

Kenneth Grahame
Kenneth Grahame was a Scottish author. He was born in 1859 and died in 1922. He wrote The Wind In The Willows.

Kenneth Griffith
Kenneth Griffith is an actor. He was born in 1921.

Kenneth Haigh
Kenneth Haigh is an actor. He was born in 1929.

Kenneth I
Kenneth I was King of Scotland from 843 to 860.

Kenneth II
Kenneth II was King of Scotland from 971 to 995.

Kenneth III
Kenneth III was King of Scotland from 997 to 1005.

Kenneth M. Curtis
Kenneth M Curtis was an American politician. He was a Democratic governor of Maine from 1967 until 1975.

Kenneth MacKenna
Kenneth MacKenna was an actor. He was born in 1899 and died in 1962.

Kenneth Mars
Kenneth Mars is an actor. He was born in 1936.

Kenneth McMillan
Kenneth McMillan was an actor.

Kenneth More
Kenneth More was an actor. He was born in 1914 and died in 1982.

Kenneth Nelson
Kenneth Nelson is an actor.

Kenneth Tobey
Kenneth Tobey is an actor. He was born in 1919.

Kenneth Williams
Kenneth Williams was an actor. He was born in 1926 and died in 1988.

Kenny Baker
Kenny Baker is an actor. He was born in 1912.

Kenny Moore
Kenny Moore is an actor.

Kenny Rogers
Kenny Rogers is an actor. He was born in 1938.

Kenric
see "Cynric"

Kent Douglas
Kent Douglas is an actor.

Kent Lane
Kent Lane is an actor.

Kent McCord
Kent McCord is an actor.

Kent Senatore
Kent Senatore is an actor.

Kent Smith
Kent Smith was an actor. He was born in 1907 and died in 1985.

Kent Taylor
Kent Taylor is an actor. He was born in 1907.

Kereem Abdul Jabar
Kereem Abdul Jabar is an actor.

Kerry Mack
Kerry Mack is an actor.

Kerwin Mathews
Kerwin Mathews is an actor. He was born in 1926.

Kevin Bacon
Kevin Bacon is an actor.

Kevin Corcoran
Kevin Corcoran is an actor. He was born in 1949.

Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner is an actor. He was born in 1955.

Kevin Karson
Kevin Karson is an actor.

Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline is an actor.

Kevin McCarthy
Kevin McCarthy is an actor. He was born in 1914.

Kevin OConnor
Kevin OConnor is an actor.

Kevin VanHentenryck
Kevin VanHentenryck is an actor.

Keye Luke
Keye Luke was an actor. He was born in 1904 and died in 1991.

Keystone Kops
Keystone Kops was an actress. She was born in 1912 and died in 1920.

Khevsurs
The Khevsurs are an eastern Georgian tribe of the Grazinian people.

Khigh Dheigh
Khigh Dheigh is an actor. He was born in 1910.

Khmer
The Khmer are the largest ethnic group in Cambodia, numbering about 7 million. Khmer minorities also live in east Thailand and south Vietnam. The Khmer language belongs to the Mon-Khmer family of Austro-Asiatic languages.
The Khmers live mainly in agricultural and fishing villages under a chief. They practise Theravada Buddhism and trace descent through both male and female lines. Traditionally, Khmer society was divided into six groups: the royal family, the Brahmans (who officiated at royal festivals), Buddhist monks, officials, commoners, and slaves.

Khoikhoi
The Khoikhoi (formerly Hottentot) are a people living in Namibia and the Cape Province of South Africa, and numbering about 30,000. Their language is related to San (spoken by the Kung) and belongs to the Khoisan family. Like the Kung, the Khoikhoi once inhabited a wider area, but were driven into the Kalahari Desert by invading Bantu peoples and Dutch colonists in the 18th century. They live as nomadic hunter-gatherers, in family groups, and have animist beliefs.

Kickapoos
The Kickapoos were a North American Indian tribe of the Algonquian family. They lived in the Ohio valley until driven out in 1794 by white settlers.

Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland is an actor. He was born in 1968.

Kieran Culkin
Kieran Culkin is an actor. He was born in 1982.

Kierkegaard
Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher. He was born in 1813 at Copenhagen and died in 1855.

Kieron Moore
Kieron Moore is an actor. He was born in 1925.

Kika Markham
Kika Markham is an actress.

Kikuyu
The Kikuyu are an aboriginal people of central Kenya.

Kim Atwood
Kim Atwood is an actress.

Kim Basinger
Kim Basinger is an actress. She was born in 1953.

Kim Cattrall
Kim Cattrall is an actress.

Kim Crosby
Kim Crosby is an actress.

Kim Darby
Kim Darby is an actress. She was born in 1947.

Kim Hunter
Kim Hunter is an actress. She was born in 1922.

Kim Milford
Kim Milford is an actress.

Kim Novak
Kim Novak is an actress. She was born in 1933.

Kim Philby
Harold 'Kim' Philby was a high-level British diplomat and a senior intelligence officer. He defected to the Russians in 1963.

Kim Richards
Kim Richards is an actress. She was born in 1964.

Kim Sigler
Kim Sigler was an American politician. He was a Republican governor of Michigan from 1947 until 1948.

Kim Stanley
Kim Stanley is an actress. She was born in 1921.

Kim Thompson
Kim Thompson is an actress.

Kimber Eastwood
Kimber Eastwood is an actress.

Kimberly Beck
Kimberly Beck is an actress.

King
A King is a male sovereign ruler of an independent state.

King Donovan
King Donovan is an actor.

Kinsley S. Bingham
Kinsley S Bingham was an American politician. He was a Republican governor of Michigan from 1855 until 1858.

Kipchack
The Kipchack are an Uzbeg tribe.

Kirghiz
The Kirghiz are a pastoral people numbering approximately 1.5 million. They inhabit the central Asian region bounded by the Hindu Kush, the Himalayas, and the Tian Shan mountains. The Kirghiz are Sunni Muslims, and their Turkic language belongs to the Altaic family.
The Kirghiz live in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China (Xinjiang), and Afghanistan (Wakhan corridor).
The highest political authority is traditionally entitled khan. During the winter the Kirghiz live in individual family yurts. In summer they come together in larger settlements of up to 20 yurts. They herd sheep, goats, and yaks, and use Bactrian camels for transporting their possessions.

Kirk Alyn
Kirk Alyn is an actor. He was born in 1910.

Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas is an actor. He was born in 1916.

Kirsten Flagstad
Kirsten Flagstad was an actress. She was born in 1895 and died in 1962.

Kirstie Alley
Kirstie Alley is an actress.

Kirstin Griffith
Kirstin Griffith is an actress.

Kishi Keiko
Kishi Keiko is an actress.

Kit Carson
Kit Carson is an actor.

Kit McDonough
Kit McDonough is an actor.

Kit Taylor
Kit Taylor is an actress.

Kit-Kat Club
The Kit-Kat Club was instituted in 1703 to promote the Protestant succession. It took its name from its dining at the house of Christopher Kat, a pastry-cook, in King-street, Westminster. Among the members were the duke of Marlborough, Addison and Steele.

Kiti Manver
Kiti Manver is an actress.

Kitty Carlisle
Kitty Carlisle is an actress. She was born in 1915.

Kitty Clive
Kitty Clive was an English comedy actress. She was born in 1711 at London and died in 1785.

Kitty Winn
Kitty Winn is an actress.

Kiyoshi Atsumi
Kiyoshi Atsumi was an actor. He was born in 1928 and died in 1996.

Klaus Kinski
Klaus Kinski was an actor. He was born in 1926 and died in 1991.

Klaus Maria Brandauer
Klaus Maria Brandauer is an actor. He was born in 1944.

Klaus Wenneman
Klaus Wenneman is an actor.

Knud Rasmussen
Knud Johan Victor Rasmussen was a Danish arctic explorer. He was born in 1879 at Jakobshavn and died in 1933. He made a number of journeys into the arctic circle to study the lives of the Eskimos.

Knute Nelson
Knute Nelson was an American politician. He was a Republican governor of Minnesota from 1893 until 1895.

Komi
The Komi are a Finnish people living mainly in the tundra and coniferous forests of the autonomous republic of Komi in the north west Urals, Russia. They raise livestock, grow timber, and mine coal and oil. Their language, Zyryan, belongs to the Finno-Ugric branch of the Uralic family.

Konrad Rontgen
Konrad Wilhelm Rontgen was a German physicist who discovered x-rays. He was born in 1845, dying in 1923.

Koo Stark
Koo Stark is an actress.

Kris Kristofferson
Kris Kristofferson is an actor. He was born in 1936.

Krista Errickson
Krista Errickson is an actress.

Kristen Riter
Kristen Riter is an actress.

Kristin Scott Thomas
Kristin Scott Thomas is an actress.

Kristina Wayborn
Kristina Wayborn is an actress.

Kristine DeBell
Kristine DeBell is an actress.

Kristoffer Bostrom
Kristoffer Jakob Bostrom was a Swedish philosopher. He was born in 1797 and died in 1866. He was remarkable for the magnetism of his personality which held sway over his pupils. After studying at the University of Upsala he became tutor of the royal princes in 1833, a post he held until 1837 when he returned to university. He was made a professor in 1840.

Kristy MacNichol
Kristy MacNichol is an actress. She was born in 1976.

Kristy McNichol
Kristy McNichol is an actress. She was born in 1963.

Kuli
The Kuli are an aboriginal Indian tribe. Their name led to the term Coolie which describes the class of unskilled labour in India and the Far East.

Kung
The Kung (formerly Bushman) are a small group of hunter-gatherer peoples of the north east Kalahari, southern Africa, still living to some extent nomadically. Their language belongs to the Khoisan family.

Kurd
The Kurds are the Kurdish culture, living mostly in the Taurus and Sagros mountains of west Iran and north Iraq in the region called Kurdistan.
The Kurdish languages (Kurmanji, Sorani Kurdish, Gurano, and Zaza) are members of the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European family, and the Kurds are a non-Arab, non-Turkic ethnic group. The Kurds are predominantly Sunni Muslims, although there are some Shiites in Iran.
Kurds traditionally owe allegiance to their families, and larger groups are brought together under an agha, or lord. They are predominantly shepherds and farmers, cultivating a wide range of crops and fruit. National dress is still worn in the more mountainous regions and there is a strong tradition of poetry and music. Kurdish professionals are found in many Middle Eastern cities.

Kurt Eisner
Kurt Eisner was a Bavarian journalist and revolutionary. He was born in 1867 and died in 1919. After the revolution of 1918 be became head of a Communist Government in Bavaria, but was murdered in 1919.

Kurt Kasznar
Kurt Kasznar was an actor. He was born in 1913 and died in 1979.

Kurt Katch
Kurt Katch was an actor. He was born in 1896 and died in 1958.

Kurt Kreuger
Kurt Kreuger is an actor. He was born in 1917.

Kurt Raab
Kurt Raab was an actor.

Kurt Russell
Kurt Russell is an actor. He was born in 1951.

Kurt Sprengel
Kurt Sprengel was a German physician and botanist. He was born in 1766 at Boldekow and died in 1833. He was appointed professor of medicine at Halle in 1789 and later. in 1797, professor of botany.

Kyle Eastwood
Kyle Eastwood is an actress.

Kyle MacLachlan
Kyle MacLachlan is an actor.

Kynaston Reeves
Kynaston Reeves was an actor. He was born in 1893 and died in 1971.

Kyra Schon
Kyra Schon is an actress.

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