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Hank Aaron, American baseball player (1934 - )
Patience Abbe, Richard Abbe, and Johnny Abbe, American young sibling travellers (20th century)
Edward Abbey, American author (1927 - 1989)
Berenice Abbott, American photographer (1898 - 1991)
Eleanor Hallowell Abbott, American author of romantic and children's books (1872 - 1958)
Lyman Abbott, American religious leader (1835 - 1922)
Wenonah Stevens Abbott, American journalist, writer and lecturer (1865 - 19??)
Abd-el-Kader, Algerian Arab chief and poet (1807 - 1883)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, American basketball player (1947 - )
Niels H. Abel, Norwegian mathematician (1802 - 1829)
Ralph Abernathy, American religious and civil rights leader (1926 - 1990)
John Abernethy, English surgeon (1764 - )
Alexander Abingdon, American (20th century)
Peter Abrahams, South African novelist (1919 - )
Meyer Howard Abrams, American literary critic and educator (1912 - )
Abu'l Ala, Arabian poet (973 - 1058)
Bella Abzug, American lawyer and politician (1920 - )
Lucius Accius, Roman tragic poet (170 BC)
Jane Sherwood Ace, American actress and comedienne (1905 - 1974)
Chinua Achebe, Nigerian novelist (1930 - )
Dean Acheson, American lawyer and statesman (1893 - 1971)
Tatius (Statius) Achilles, Alexandrian rhetorician (c. 5th - 6th century)
Diane Ackerman, American poet, writer and social worker (1948 - )
Lord John Dalberg Acton, English historian (1834 - 1902)
Roy Acuff, American singer (1903 - 1992)
Adam of Cobsham, English monk (fl. 1350)
Louis Adamic, American (Slovenian-born) author (1899 - 1951)
Abigail Adams, American first lady (1744 - 1818)
Ansel Adams, American landscape photographer and conservationist (1902 - 1984)
Charles Francis Adams, American lawyer and diplomat (1807 - 1866)
Douglas Adams, English science-fiction writer (1952 - 2001)
Franklin Pierce Adams, American journalist, humorist and writer (1881 - 1960)
Henry Brooks Adams, American man of letters (1838 - 1918)
James Truslow Adams, American historian (1878 - 1949)
Joey Adams, American comedian and author (1911 - )
John Adams, American 2nd president of U.S. and statesman (1735 - 1826)
John Quincy Adams, American 6th president of U.S. (1767 - 1848)
Richard Adams, English novelist (1920 - )
Samuel Adams, American patriot and orator (1722 - 1803)
Mrs. Sarah Flower Adams, English poet (1805 - 1848)
Scott Adams, American author and cartoonist (creator of "Dilbert") (1957 - )
Thomas Adams, English clergyman of wit and learning (died before 1660)
Jane Addams, American social worker and suffragist (1860 - 1935)
Joseph Addison, English writer (1672 - 1719)
George Ade, American humorist and playwright (1866 - 1944)
Konrad Adenauer, German statesman (1876 - 1976)
Alfred Adler, Austrian psychiatrist (1870 - 1937)
Bill Adler, American writer and editor (1929 - )
Freda Adler, American educator and criminal justice specialist (1934 - )
Mortimer Jerome Adler, American philosopher, educator and editor (1902 - 2001)
Polly Adler, American writer (1900 - c. 1962)
Theodor W. Adorno, German philosopher (1903 - 1969)
Thomas Ady, English writer on witchcraft (fl. 1655 - 1656)
Paulus Aemilius, Roman consul and general (lived c. 216 BC)
Aeschines, Greek statesman and orator (389 BC - 314 BC)
Aeschylus, Greek tragic poet (525 BC - 456 BC)
Aesop, Greek author (c. 620 BC - c. 560 BC)
Louis Agassiz, American (Swiss-born) naturalist, geologist and teacher (1807 - 1873)
James Agate, English critic and author (1877 - 1947)
James Agee, American novelist and poet (1909 - 1955)
Agesilaus "The Great", Greek king of Sparta (455 BC - 361 BC)
Spiro T. Agnew, American politician (1918 - 1996)
Charles Hamilton Aide, French-English musician, composer, dramatist and novelist (1826 - 1906)
Conrad Aiken (used pseudonym Samuel Jeake,Jr.), American poet and writer (1889 - 1973)
George D. Aiken, American politician and Republican senator from Vermont (1892 - 1984)
Lucy Aiken, English historian and writer (1781 - 1864)
Anouk Aimee, French actress (1932 - )
William Harrison Ainsworth, English novelist (1805 - 1882)
Mlle. Aisee, Circassian letter writer and daughter of Circas. chief, lived in France (1694 - 1733)
Mark Akenside, English poet (1721 - 1770)
Emile-Auguste Chartier Alain, French poet and philosopher (1868 - 1951)
Luigi Alamanni, Italian statesman and poet (1495 - 1556)
Edward Albee, American dramatist (1928 - )
Alberic, French Benedictine monk of Monte Cassino (1080 - 1147)
Leon Battista Alberti, Italian architect, philosopher and poet (1404 - 1472)
Mitch Albom, American sports columnist and writer (1958 - )
Alcaeus, Greek lyric poet (fl. c. 600 BC)
Andrea Alciatus, Italian jurist and writer (1492 - 1550)
Amos Bronson Alcott, American teacher, philosopher and reformer (1799 - 1888)
Amy Strum Alcott, American golfer (1956 - )
Louisa May Alcott, American novelist (1832 - 1888)
Alcuin, English theologian and scholar (735 - 804)
Alan Alda, American actor (1936 - )
Brian W. Aldiss, English science-fiction writer (1925 - )
Bess Streeter Aldrich, American novelist (1881 - 1954)
James Aldrich, American poet and journalist (1810 - 1856)
Thomas Bailey Aldrich, American poet and prose writer (1836 - 1907)
Dean Henry Aldridge (Aldrich), English dean of Christchurch (1647 - 1710)
Ira Aldridge, American tragedian (1810 - 1867)
Manutius Aldus, Italian printer and scholar (1447 - 1515)
Sholom Aleichem, Russian author (1859 - 1916)
Alexander the Great, Macedonian ruler (356 BC - 323 BC)
Alexander VI, Spanish pope (1430 - 1503)
Mrs. Cecil Frances Alexander, British poet (1818 - 1895)
Dan Dale Alexander, American physician (20th century)
Patrick Proctor Alexander, Scottish author (1823 - 1886)
Shana Alexander, American news commentator (1925 - )
William Alexander, Earl of Stirling, Scottish poet, statesman and courtier (about 1567 - 1640)
Guillaume Alexis, French Benedictine poet (living 1506)
Vittorio Alfieri, Italian tragic poet and dramatist (1749 - 1803)
Henry Alford, English Dean of Canterbury, poet and translator (1810 - 1871)
Alfred "The Great", English king of West Saxons (849 - 901)
William R. Alger, American minister and writer (1823 - 1905)
Nelson Algren, American novelist (1901 - 1981)
Ali Ban Abou Taleb, Arabian son-in-law of Mahomet (about 602 - 660)
Muhammad Ali (f/k/a Cassius Clay), American boxer (1942 - )
Saul Alinsky, American political activist (1909 - 1972)
Richard Alison, writer (16th or 17th century)
Allessandro Allegri, Italian satirical poet (fl. 1596)
Elizabeth Akers Allen ("Florence Percy"), American poet (1832 - 1911)
Fred Allen, American comedian and vaudeville juggler (1894 - 1956)
Frederick Lewis Allen, American writer and editor (1890 - 1954)
George Allen, American football coach (1922 - 1990)
Gracie Allen, American comedienne (1906 - 1964)
Hervey Allen, American poet and novelist (1889 - 1949)
James Lane Allen, American novelist (1849 - 1925)
Paula Gunn Allen, American Indian (Pueblo/Sioux) poet and writer (1939 - )
Richard Allen, American religious leader and activist (1760 - 1831)
Robert G. Allen, American financial adviser, entrepreneur and author (20th century)
Robert S. Allen, American newspaper journalist (20th century)
Steve Allen, American television personality and song writer (1921 - )
Tim Allen, American comedian and actor (1953 - )
William Allen, American lawyer and politician (1806 - 1879)
Woody Allen, American comedian, actor and film director (1935 - )
Isabel Allende, Venezualan (Peruvian-born) novelist (1942 - )
Kirstie Alley, American actress (1955 - )
Svetlana Alliluyeva, American (Russian-born) political celebrity (Stalin's daughter) (1926 - )
Margery Allingham, English detective story writer (1904 - 1966)
William Allingham, Irish poet and editor (1824 - 1889)
Dorothy Allison, American poet and author (1949 - )
Robert Allott (Allot), English editor and compiler of "Englands Parnassus" (fl. 1600)
Washington Allston, American painter and poet (1779 - 1843)
Alphonso X, the Wise (Alfonso), Spanish king of Castile (1226 - 1284)
Joseph W. Alsop,Jr., American journalist and author (1910 - 1989)
Saint Ambrose, Italian religious leader (340 - 397)
Stephen Edward Ambrose, American biographer and historian (1936 - 2002)
Fisher Ames, American orator and statesman (1758 - 1808)
Henri-Frederic Amiel, Swiss philosopher, critic and writer (1821 - 1881)
Kingsley Amis, English novelist, poet, critic and teacher (1922 - 1995)
Marcellinus Ammianus, Antioch Roman historian (died about 395)
Cleveland Amory, American historian and writer (1917 - )
Jacques Amyot, French scholar, translator and man of great learning (1513 - 1593)
Anacharsis, Scythian philosopher (lived 600 BC)
Anaxagoras, Greek philosopher (c. 500 BC - c. 428 BC)
Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author (1805 - 1875)
Bill Anderson, American singer and song writer (1937 - )
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, English physician (1836 - 1917)
Greg Anderson, American basketball player (1964 - )
Margaret Anderson, American editor (1886 - 1973)
Marian Anderson, American singer (1897 - 1993)
Maxwell Anderson, American dramatist (1888 - 1959)
Sherwood Anderson, American poet and story writer (1876 - 1941)
Mario Andretti, American auto racer (1940 - )
Julie Andrews, English actress, singer and author (1935 - )
Bishop Lancelot Andrews (Andrewes), English one of ten divines who translated the Pentateuch (1555 - 1626)
Ethel Percy Andrus, American social activist (1884 - 1967)
Maya Angelou, American actress and author (1928 - )
Princess Anne, British royalty (1950 - )
Francesca Annis, English actress (1944 - )
Jean Anouilh, French dramatist and screenwriter (1910 - 1987)
Jay Anson, American novelist (1921 - )
Christopher Anstey, English satirical poet (1724 - 1805)
Susan B. Anthony, American social reformer and suffragist (1820 - 1906)
Antigonus I ("The Cyclops"), Phrygian ruler and one of Alexander's generals (382? BC - 301 BC)
Mary Antin, American (Russian-born) writer and social reformer (1881 - 1949)
Antipater of Sidon, Phoenician epigrammatist (lived about 150 BC - 127 BC)
Antipater, Macedonian general and statesman (398? BC - 319 BC)
Antiphanes of Delos, Greek physician (lived about 2nd century)
Antiphanes of Macedonia, Greek comic poet (fl. 360 BC)
Antisthenes, Greek philosopher (444 BC - c. 371 BC)
Pierre Antoine, (see Peter Anthony Motteaux)
Marie Antoinette, Austrian ruler (1755 - 1795)
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Roman emperor, philosopher and author (121 - 180)
Gloria Evangelina Anzaldua, American Tejana-Chicana poet (1942 - )
Guillaume Apollinaire, French novelist and critic (1880 - 1918)
Apollonius of Perga (The Great Geometer), Greek epigrammatic poet and mathematician (c. 262 BC - c. 190 BC)
Apollonius Rhodius, Greek (Alexandrian-born) rhetorician, scholar and epic poet (about 295 BC - 215 BC)
R.W. Apple,Jr., American journalist (1934 - )
Everard J. Appleton, American poet and newspaper columnist (1872 - 1931)
Thomas Gold Appleton, American wit, essayist and poet (1812 - 1884)
Apuleius (Appuleius), Roman satirist and Platonic philosopher (fl. 2nd century)
Claudio Aquaviva, Italian general of the Jesuits (1543 - 1615)
Saint Thomas Aquinas, Italian theologian and philosopher (1225 - 1274)
Corazon Aquino, Filipino political leader (1933 - )
Louis Aragon, French poet (1897 - 1982)
Aratus, Greek poet and astronomer (lived 300 BC - 250 BC)
Diane Arbus, American photographer (1923 - 1971)
John Arbuthnot, Scottish physician and wit (1667 - 1735)
Jeffrey Archer, English politician and novelist (1940 - )
Archias of Thebes, Greek man of letters (first century BC)
Archilochus, Greek poet and satirist (about 680 BC or 700 BC)
Archimedes, Syracusan (Sicilian) geometrician (287 BC - 212 BC)
Elizabeth Arden, American cosmetics executive (1884 - 1966)
Robert Ardrey, American anthropologist, human behaviorist and screenwriter (1908 - 1980)
Hannah Arendt, German-American political scientist (1906 - 1975)
Pietro Aretino, Italian poet, satirical writer and dramatist (1492 - 1556)
Marck Pierre de Argenson, French statesman (1696 - 1764)
Ludovico Ariosto, Italian poet (1474 - 1533)
Aristides (The Just), Greek general and statesman (fl. 480 BC)
Aelius Aristides (2), Bithynian sophist and rhetorician (about 117 - 187)
Aristodemus, Messenian semi-legendary ruler of Messenia (reigned c. 731 BC - 724 BC)
Aristophanes, Greek poet and satirist (c. 448 BC - c. 380 BC)
Aristotle, Greek philosopher (384 BC - 322 BC)
Michael Arlen, British (Armenian-born) novelist (1895 - 1956)
Robert Armin, English actor and dramatist (living in 1610)
Richard Armour, American poet (1906 - 1989)
Tommy Armour, American (Scottish-born) golfer (1895 - 1968)
John Armstrong, Scottish poet and physician (1709 - 1799)
Louis Armstrong, American musician and bandleader (1900 - 1971)
Margaret Neilson Armstrong, American book designer and writer (1867 - 1944)
Neil Armstrong, American astronaut (1930 - )
Ernst Moritz Arndt, German (Island of Rugen) poet and political writer (1769 - 1860)
Thomas Augustine Arne, English musician and composer (1710 - 1778)
Countess Elizabeth von Arnim ("Countess Elizabeth Mary Russell"), English (Australian-born) writer (1866 - 1941)
Peter Arno, American cartoonist and musical revue writer (1904 - 1968)
Eddy Arnold, American singer and musician (1918 - )
Edwin Arnold, English poet (1832 - 1904)
George Arnold, American litterateur (1834 - 1865)
Matthew Arnold, English poet and critic (1822 - 1888)
Samuel J. Arnold, English dramatist (1774 - 1852)
Thomas Arnold, English educator (1795 - 1842)
Sophie Arnould, French singer and actress (1744 - 1808)
Cliff Arquette (used pseudonym Charley Weaver), American comedian, actor and song writer (1905 - 1974)
Flavius Arrianus (wrote as Arrian and Appian a/k/a Ptolemy), Greek governor of Cappadocia and historian (lived c. 130)
Antonin Artaud, French dramatist, poet and actor (1896 - 1948)
King Arthur, British semi-mythical king (500? - 537?)
Chester Alan Arthur, American 21st president of U.S. (1830 - 1886)
Alexis Felix Arvers, French author, poet and dramatist (1806 - 1851)
George Asaf (pseudonym of George Henry Powell), British song writer (1880 - 1951)
Molefi Kete Asante, American educator (1942 - )
Sholem Asch, American (Polish-born) Yiddish novelist (1880 - 1957)
Roger Ascham, English classical scholar and writer (1515 - 1568)
Mary Kay Ash, American businesswoman (1918 - 2001)
John Ashbery, American poet (1927 - )
Arthur Ashe, American tennis player and AIDS spokesperson (1943 - 1993)
Penelope Ashe (pseudonym of group of unknown writers incl. L. Houbein)
Daisy Ashford, English novelist (1881 - 1972)
Elizabeth Ashley, American actress (1941 - )
Sylvia Ashton-Warner, New Zealander educator, writer, novelist and poet (1908 - 1984)
Isaac Asimov, American (Russian-born) biochemist and science fiction writer (1920 - 1992)
Rt. Hon. Herbert Henry Asquith, English statesman and premier (1852 - 1928)
Margot Asquith, English author (1864 - 1945)
Fred Astaire, American dancer and actor (1899 - 1987)
Mary Astell, English feminist and writer (c. 1666 - 1731)
Mary Astor, American actress (1906 - 1987)
Nancy Astor, English stateswoman (1879 - 1964)
Athenaeus, Greek (Egyptian-born) antiquarian (lived about 250)
Athenagoras, Greek (Athenian) philosopher and convert to Christianity (2nd century)
Gertrude Atherton, American feminist and fiction writer (1857 - 1948)
Chet Atkins, American musician (1924 - )
Robert C. Atkins, American doctor of cardiology and internal medicine (1930 - )
Brooks Atkinson, American drama critic and journalist (1894 - 1984)
Clement Attlee, English labour party leader (1883 - 1967)
Margaret Atwood, Canadian novelist and poet (1939 - )
John Aubrey, English antiquarian and writer (1626 - 1697)
Louis Auchincloss, American novelist (1917 - )
W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden, American (English-born) poet, dramatist and editor (1907 - 1973)
Jean M. Auel, American novelist (20th century)
Erich Auerbach, German philologist, educator, critic, literary historian (1892 - 1957)
Red Auerbach, American basketball coach (1917 - )
Alexander Anton von Auersperg ("Anastasius Grun"), German poet (1806 - 1876)
Stan Augarten, writer (living in 20th century)
Pierre Francois Charles Augereau (Duc de Castiglione), French marshal (1757 - 1816)
Saint Aurelius Augustine, Roman (Numidan-born) religious figure, writer and philosopher (354 - 430)
Norman Augustine, American author and business executive (1935 - )
Richard Aungervyle (Aungerville) (also known as Richard de Bury), English learned prelate (1287 - 1345)
Marcus Aurelius (Marcus Aurelius Antoninus), Roman emperor and philosopher (121 - 180)
Ausone de Chancel, French poet (1808 - 1867)
Decimus Magnus Ausonius, Roman (Bordeaux resident) poet and teacher (c. 310 - 395)
Jane Austen (signed first book "By a Lady"), English novelist (1775 - 1817)
Alfred Austin, English poet laureate (1835 - 1913)
Mary Austin, American writer and suffragist (1868 - 1934)
Mrs. E.L. Aveline, no available biographical data (fl. 1818)
Dan Aykroyd, American comedian and actor (1952 - )
Sir Robert Aytoun (Ayton) of Kincaldie, British poet (1570 - 1638)
William Edmondstoune Aytoun, Scottish critic and poet (1813 - 1865)

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