Incunabula Books: AUTHORS(Full).

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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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B:
Charles Babbage, English mathematician and inventor (1792 - 1871)
Roger W. Babson, American statistician and columnist (1875 - 1967)
Lauren Bacall, American actress (1924 - )
Bacchylides, Greek lyric poet (fl. 5th century)
Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer and organist (1685 - 1750)
Richard Bach, American novelist and author (1936 - )
Burt Bacharach, American composer (1928 - )
Gaston Bachelard, French philosopher (1884 - 1962)
Irving Bacheller, American journalist and author (1859 - 1950)
Richard Bachman (a pseudonym of Stephen King)
Anne(Lady) Bacon, English wife of Nathaniel Bacon (English 1547-1622)
Francis Bacon, English philosopher, statesman and writer (1561 - 1626)
Nathaniel Bacon (1), English son of Sir Nicholas Bacon (1547 - 1622)
Nathaniel Bacon (2), American (English-born) lawyer and colonial insurgent leader (1647 - 1676)
Roger Bacon, English philosopher, scientist and friar (c. 1214 - 1292)
Robert Baden-Powell, English soldier (1857 - 1941)
Bugs Baer, American journalist and cartoonist (1886 - 1969)
Joan Baez, American folksinger and political activist (1941 - )
Walter Bagehot, English author, critic, editor and economist (1826 - 1877)
Enid Bagnold, English novelist and playwright (1889 - 1981)
Charles Waldo Bailey II (1929 - )
David Bailey, English photographer (1938 - )
Pearl Bailey, American singer and actress (1918 - 1990)
Philip James Bailey, English poet (1816 - 1902)
Temple Bailey (Irene Temple Bailey), American novelist (188_? - 1953)
Joanna Baillie, Scottish poet and dramatist (1762 - 1851)
Alexander Bain, Scottish writer on logic and psychology (1818 - 1903)
Ella Baker, American civil rights activist (1903 - 1986)
Henry Frederick Baker, English mathematician (1866 - 1956)
James Baker, American government official (1930 - )
Josephine Baker, French dancer, singer and entertainer (1906 - 1975)
Russell Baker, American journalist, author and humorist (1925 - )
Tammy Faye Bakker, American evangelist (1942 - )
Mikhail Bakunin, Russian revolutionary and anarchist (1814 - 1876)
George Balanchine, Russian choreographer (1904 - 1983)
David Baldacci (?,?) 20th century novelist
Christina Baldwin, American writer
Faith Baldwin, American novelist (1893 - 1978)
James Baldwin, American novelist and essayist (1924 - 1987)
Monica Baldwin, English writer (1896 - 1975)
Stanley Baldwin, English statesman (1867 - 1947)
Arthur James Balfour, English statesman and writer (1848 - 1930)
A.M.W. Ball, American poet and writer (19th century)
John Ball, English preacher (took part in Wat Tyler's rebellion) ( - 1381)
Lucille Ball, American comic actress (1911 - 1989)
James Ballantine, Scottish poet and artist (1808 - 1877)
Sheila Ballantyne, American writer
J.G. Ballard, English novelist (1930 - )
Hosea Ballou, American clergyman and founder of "Universalism" (1771 - 1852)
Mathurin M. Ballou, American author (1820 - 1895)
Honore de Balzac, French novelist (1799 - 1850)
Jean Louis Guez de Balzac, French litterateur (1799 - 1850)
Toni Cade Bambara, American writer (1939 - 1995)
John Codrington Bampfylde, English poet (1754 - 1796)
John Bancks (Banks), English miscellaneous writer (1709 - 1751)
George Bancroft, American historian and author (1800 - 1891)
Richard Bancroft, English prelate opposed to the Puritans (1544 - 1610)
Lester Bangs, American critic and author (1948 - 1982)
Tallulah Bankhead, American actress (1903 - 1968)
George Linnaeus Banks, English miscellaneous writer, editor and economist (1821 - 1881)
Iain M. Banks, Scottish writer
Benjamin Banneker, American astronomer, inventor and poet (1731 - 1806)
Imamu Amiri Baraka, American poet and dramatist (1934 - )
Mrs. Anna Letitia Barbauld, English poet and writer (1743 - 1825)
W.N.P. (Wilhelm Nero Pilate) Barbellion (pseud. of Bruce F. Cummings), English naturalist and diarist (1889 - 1919)
Cardinal Francesco Barberini, Italian prelate and founder of library in Rome (1597 - 1679)
John Barbour, Scottish poet (1320 - 1396)
Julian Barbour, British physicist (1937 - )
Barca, surname of Hamilcar, Carrthaginian general and father of Hannibal (killed 229 BC)
Alexander Barclay, English poet, scholar and divine (1475? - 1552)
Brigitte Bardot, French actress (1934 - )
Bertrand Barere, French Jacobin demagogue and revolutionist (1755 - 1841)
Richard Harris Barham, English humorous writer (1788 - 1845)
Matthew Barker, English nonconformist divine (1619 - 1698)
Thomas Barker, English writer and fisherman (fl. 1651)
Charles Barkley, American basketball player (1963 - )
Joel Barlow, American poet and patriot (1755 - 1812)
Lady Ann Barnard, Scottish poet (1750 - 1825)
Christiaan Barnard, South African surgeon (1922 - )
Frederick R. Barnard, mathematician and college president (1809 - 1889)
Antoine Barnave, French politician of the revolution (1761 - 1793)
Barnabe Barnes, English poet (c. 1569 - 1607)
Clive Barnes, English journalist, critic and writer (1927 - )
Djuna Barnes, American novelist, poet, illustrator and dramatist (1892 - 1982)
William Barnes, English philologist, clergyman and poet (1800 - 1886)
Jan van olden Barneveldt, Dutch lawyer and statesman (1547 - 1619)
Natalie Clifford Barney, American author (1876 - 1972)
Richard Barnfield, English poet (about 1574 - 1605)
Phineas T. Barnum, American showman and circus owner (1810 - 1891)
Marie Le Baron, no available biographical information
Amelia E. Barr, American author and journalist (1831 - 1919)
Mary A. Barr, Scottish writer (1852 - )
Roseanne Barr, American actress and comedian (1952 - )
Eaton S. Barrett, Irish satirist (1785 - 1820)
Rona Barrett, American journalist (1936 - )
Sir James Matthew Barrie, Scottish writer and dramatist (1860 - 1937)
E. Barrington (pseudonym of Lily Adams Beck) ( - 1931)
George Barrington (Waldron), English transported convict who wrote on Australian topics (1755 - 1835)
Isaac Barrow, English clergyman and mathematician (1630 - 1677)
Sydney Biddle Barrows, American socialite and brothel keeper (late 20th century)
Dave Barry, American columnist and humorist (1947 - )
Lynda Barry, American cartoonist and writer (1956 - )
Michael Joseph Barry, Irish barrister (1817 - 1889)
Ethel Barrymore, American actress (1879 - 1959)
John Barrymore, American actor (1882 - 1942)
John Barth, American novelist (1930 - )
Karl Barth, Swiss theologian (1886 - 1968)
Roland Barthes, French critic (1915 - 1980)
John Bartlett, American compiler of quotations (1820 - 1905)
Cyrus Augustus Bartol, American clergyman and writer (1813 - 1900)
Bernard Barton, English poet (1784 - 1849)
Bruce Barton, American author and advertising executive (1886 - 1967)
Clara Barton, American humanitarian (1821 - 1912)
Bernard M. Baruch, American businessman and statesman (1870 - 1965)
Mikhail Baryshnikov, Latvian-American ballet dancer (1948 - )
Jacques Barzun, French-American teacher, historian and author (1907 - )
Henry Howarth Bashford, English writer and physician (1880 - 1961)
Count Basie, American jazz pianist and composer (1904 - 1984)
Saint Basil (Bishop of Caesarea) ("The Great"), Greek religious leader and eminent Christian father (329 - 379)
William Basse, English poet (- c. 1653)
Olivier Basselin, French dyer and reputed author of "Vaux-de-Vire" (c. 1400 - c. 1450)
Thomas Bastard, English epigrammatist (1598 - 1618)
Augusto Roa Bastos, Latin-American novelist (1917 - )
Georges Bataille, French librarian and writer (1897 - 1962)
Katharine Lee Bates, American writer and college professor (1859 - 1929)
Lewis J. Bates, American poet (1832 - )
Mary Bateson, English historian (1865 - 1906)
Mary Catherine Bateson, American professor of anthropology and English (1939 - )
Phyllis Battelle, American journalist (1922 - )
Pierre Charles Baudelaire, French poet, critic and translator (1821 - 1867)
Jean Baudrillard, French sociologist (1929 - )
Vicki Baum, American (Austrian-born) novelist (1888 - 1960)
Anne Baxter, American actress (1923 - 1987)
Richard Baxter, English theologian (1651 - 1691)
Chevalier Pierre du Terrail Bayard, French national hero (about 1475 - 1524)
Pierre Bayle, French philosopher and critic (1647 - 1706)
Thomas Haynes Bayly, English poet (1797 - 1839)
Rev. John Beacon, English clergyman (fl. 1831)
Charles A. Beard, American historian (1874 - 1948)
James Beard, American chef and author (1903 - 1985)
Mary Ritter Beard, American historian and writer (1876 - 1958)
Romare Howard Bearden, American artist and collagist (1914 - 1988)
Beatles, British rock band (20th century)
Cecil Beaton, English photographer (1904 - 1980)
James Beattie, Scottish poet (1735 - 1803)
Warren Beatty, American actor (1937 - )
Pierre de Beaumarchais, French dramatist and writer (1732 - 1799)
Francis Beaumont, English playwright and dramatic poet (1586 - 1616)
Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher, English dramatists (1586 - 1616 / 1579 - 1625)
Sir John Beaumont, English poet (1583 - 1627)
Dr. Joseph Beaumont, English poet (1616 - 1699)
Simone de Beauvoir, French writer (1908 - 1986)
William Maxwell Beaverbrook, English publisher and statesman (1879 - 1964)
Cesare di Bonesana Beccaria, Italian philosophical and political writer (1735 - 1794)
Nikolaus Becker, German poet (1809 - 1845)
Samuel Beckett, Irish playwright and novelist (1906 - 1989)
Thomas Lovell Beddoes, English poet and dramatist (1803 - 1849)
Bede "The Venerable", English monk and ecclesiastical writer (about 673 - 735)
Bernard Elliott Bee, American Confederate general (1824 - 1861)
Thomas Beecham, English conductor (1879 - 1961)
Catharine Esther Beecher, American educator and author (1800 - 1878)
Henry Ward Beecher, American clergyman and reformer (1813 - 1887)
Max Beerbohm, English essayist, caricaturist and parodist (1872 - 1956)
Ethel Lynn Beers, American poet (1827 - 1879)
Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer (1770 - 1827)
Harold Begbie (used pseudonym "A Gentleman with a Duster"), English author and journalist (1871 - 1929)
Janet Begbie, English poet (living early 20th century)
Brendan Behan, Irish dramatist and author (1923 - 1964)
Mrs. Aphra Johnson Behn, English playwright, poet and novelist (1640 - 1689)
Bertha Behrens (used pseudonym Wilhelmine Heimburg), American novelist (1850 - 1912)
Acton Bell, (see Anne Bronte)
Alexander Graham Bell, American (Scottish-born) inventor of telephone (1847 - 1922)
Clive Bell, English art critic (1881 - 1964)
Eric Temple Bell, American (Scottish-born) mathematician (1883 - 1960)
Mrs. Helen Bell ( - 1835)
Henry Glassford Bell, Scottish poet, writer and editor (1803 - 1874)
Edward Bellamy, American author and utopian visionary (1850 - 1898)
W.A. Bellamy, English song writer (c. 1849)
Joachim du Bellay, French poet and prose writer (c. 1525 - 1560)
E.F.J. von Munch Bellinghausen ("Friedrich Halm"), German poet and dramatist (1806 - 1871)
Hilaire Belloc, English poet, essayist, historian and novelist (1870 - 1953)
Saul Bellow, American novelist and author (1915 - )
Eleanor Robson Belmont, English-American actor, writer and nurse (1879 - 1979)
William Beloe, English scholar, critic and divine (1756 - 1817)
Peter Benchley, American writer (1940 - )
Robert Benchley, American humorist (1889 - 1945)
Ruth Benedict, American anthropologist (1887 - 1948)
Stephen Vincent Benet, American poet, novelist and short-story writer (1898 - 1943)
Ingrid Bengis, American writer
David Ben-Gurion, Israeli political leader (1886 - 1973)
Charles L. Benjamin, American song writers (20th century)
Charles L. Benjamin and George D. Sutton, American song writers (20th century)
Park Benjamin, American poet and journalist (1809 - 1864)
Walter Benjamin, German man of letters and aesthetician (1892 - 1940)
Tony Benn, English politician (1925 - )
Alan Bennett, English dramatist and actor (1934 - )
Arnold Bennett, English novelist (1867 - 1931)
Enoch Arnold Bennett, English novelist, playwright and essayist (1867 - 1931)
Gwendolyn Bennett, American poet and artist (1902 - 1981)
Henry Bennett, English-Irish poet (1785 - )
Henry Holcomb Bennett, American writer (1836 - 1924)
James Gordon Bennett, American (Scottish-born) editor (1795 - 1872)
John Bennett, American author, poet and illustrator (1865 - 1956)
William C. Bennett, English poet (c. 1820 - 1895)
William J. Bennett, American government officer (1943 - )
Conrad von Bennington, Dutch statesman (18th century?)
Jack Benny, American comedian (1894 - 1974)
Isaac de Benserade, French poet (1612 - 1691)
Noah benShea, poet and philosopher
Arthur Christopher Benson, English educator, scholar, poet and writer (1862 - 1925)
Ezra Taft Benson, American political and religious leader (1899 - 1994)
Jeremy Bentham, English jurist and philosopher (1748 - 1832)
Edmund Clerihew Bentley, English journalist and novelist (1875 - 1956)
Richard Bentley, English critic and classical scholar (1662 - 1742)
Joel Benton, American author (1832 - 1911)
Etienne Bequet, French journalist and critic (about 1800 - 1838)
Pierre Jean de Beranger, French poet (1780 - 1857)
Bernard Berenson, American art historian (1865 - 1959)
Patty Berg, American golfer (1918 - )
Candice Bergen, American actress and photojournalist (1946 - )
John Berger, English painter, teacher and art critic (1926 - )
Stuart M. Berger, M.D.
Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac, French writer (1619 - 1655)
Ingmar Bergman, Swedish film director (1918 - )
Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (1915 - 1982)
Henri Louis Bergson, French scientist, philosopher and psychologist (1859 - 1941)
Anthony Berkeley (A.B. Cox) (used pseudonym Francis Iles), British novelist (1893 - 1971)
Bishop George Berkeley, English prelate, metaphysical philosopher and writer (1684 - 1753)
Sir John Berkenhead, English editor and writer (1617 - 1679)
Milton Berle, American comedian (1908 - )
Irving Berlin, American song writer (1888 - 1989)
Hector Berlioz, French composer (1803 - 1869)
F. Geronimo Bermudes, Spanish poet (c. 1530 - 1589)
Georges Bernanos, French novelist and polemical writer (1888 - 1948)
St. Bernard of Clairvaux, French ecclesiastic, Abbot of Clairvaux (1091 - 1153)
Claude Bernard, French physiologist (1813 - 1878)
Tristan Bernard, French playwright, novelist, journalist and lawyer (1866 - 1947)
William Bernbach, American advertising executive and copywriter (1911 - 1982)
Eric Berne, M.D., American psychiatrist and writer (1910 - )
Juliana Berners (or Bernes or Barnes), English writer (about 1388 -)
Sandra Bernhard, American actress and comedienne (1955 - )
Friedrich von Bernhardi, German soldier and writer on militarism (1849 - 1930)
Sarah Bernhardt, French actress (1844 - 1923)
Francesco Berni, Italian burlesque poet (1490 - 1536)
Louis de Bernieres, English novelist and short-story writer (1954 - )
Daniel Bernoulli, Dutch mathematician (1700 - 1782)
Carl Bernstein, American journalist and author (1944 - )
Jeremy Bernstein, American phusicist, educator and writer (1929 - )
Leonard Bernstein, American composer and conductor (1918 - 1990)
Yogi Berra, American baseball player (1925 - )
Dorothy Berry, English writer (c. 1699)
Mary Frances Berry, American government official and author (1938 - )
John Berryman, American poet, writer and educator (1914 - )
Jean Bertaut, French poet and bishop of Sees (1552 - 1611)
Mademoiselle Rose Bertin, French milliner to Marie Antoinette (1744 - 1813)
Sir Walter Besant, English novelist and writer, collaborated with James Rice (1836 - 1901)
Sir Walter Besant and J. Rice, English novelists and collaborators (1836 - 1901 / 1843 - 1882)
Abram Samoilovitch Besicovitch, English (Russian-born) mathematician (1891 - 1970)
Theobald Theodore Frederic Alfred von Bethmann-Hollweg, Germen Imperial Chancellor (1900 - 1917) (1856 - 1921)
George W. Bethune, American poet and clergyman (1805 - 1862)
Mary McLeod Bethune, American educator and writer (1875 - 1955)
John Betjeman, English poet (1906 - 1984)
Ugo Betti, Italian playwright (1892 - 1953)
Jean B.C.M. de Beauvais, French Bishop of Senez (1731 - 1790)
Aneurin Bevan, English politician (1897 - 1960)
W.H. Beveridge, English economist (1879 - 1963)
Michael Beverly, song writer
Sir Bevis of Hamptoun, a hero of medieval romance
Marie Henri Beyle, (see de Stendhal)
Benazir Bhutto (1953 - )
Lin Biao, Chinese marshal of the People's Liberation Army and leader to be (1907 - 1971)
Bias of Priene, Greek one of Seven sages (about 566 BC)
Elizabeth Asquith Bibesco, English novelist (20th century)
Isaac Bickerstaff, Irish dramatist (c. 1753 - after 1787)
Bidpai (a/k/a Pilpay), Brahmin gymnosophist (several cent. before Christ)
Ambrose Bierce, American journalist and writer (1842 - 1914)
George Bigelis, American computer reseller (1949 - )
Josh Billings (pseudonym of Henry Wheeler Shaw), American humorist (1818 - 1885)
John Binder, German philologist (1767 - 1805)
Rudolf Bing, Austrian manager (1902 - )
Laurence Binyon, English author and Orientalist (1869 - 1943)
Bion of Smyrna, Greek popular philosopher and poet (c. 325 BC - c. 255 BC)
Larry Bird, American basketball player and coach (1956 - )
Rose Elizabeth Bird, American justice (1936 - )
George Birdseye, American verse writer (1844 - 1919)
Augustine Birrell, English jurist, politician, author, critic and man of letters (1850 - 1933)
Elizabeth bishop, American poet (1911 - 1979)
Jim bishop, American author and journalist (1907 - 1987)
Thomas Brigham bishop, American song writer (1835 - 1905)
Karl Otto von Schonhausen Bismarck, German statesman (1815 - 1898)
Jacqueline Bisset, English actress (1944 - )
Hugo L. Black, American supreme court justice (1886 - 1971)
Shirley Temple Black, American actress and diplomat (1928 - )
Thomas Blackburn, no biographical data available
Colonel Blacker, British officer (1780 - 1826)
John Stuart Blackie, Scottish classical scholar and writer (1809 - 1895)
Thomas Blacklock, Scottish poet and divine (1721 - 1791)
Sir Richard Blackmore, English physician and poet (c. 1650 - 1729)
Harry A. Blackmun, American supreme court justice (1908 - )
Sir William Blackstone, English jurist (1723 - 1780)
Antoinette Brown Blackwell, American abolitionist, feminist and clergy (1825 - 1921)
Elizabeth Blackwell, American physician and author (1821 - 1910)
Emily Blackwell, American physician and author (1826 - 1910)
Red Blaik, American football coach (1897 - 1989)
Bonnie Blair, American speed skater (1964 - )
Hugh Blair, English clergyman, critic and professor of rhetoric & belles-lettres (1718 - 1809)
Robert Blair, Scottish poet and clergyman (1699 - 1746)
Tony Blair, English prime minister (1953 - )
Charles Dupee Blake, American poet (1846 - 1903)
Michael Blake (1945 - )
William Blake, English artist and poet (1757 - 1827)
Susanna Blamire, English poet (1747 - 1794)
Miss Susanna Blamire and Miss Catherine Gilpin, English poets (1747 - 1794 and 1738 - 1811)
Laman Blanchard, English journalist and litterateur (1803 - 1845)
Pierre Blanchet, French dramatic poet (c. 1459 - 1519)
Robert Bland, English poet and classical editor (1779 - 1825)
Smiley Blanton, M.D., English poet (1757 - 1827)
William P. Blatty, American novelist (20th century)
Helena Petrova Blavatsky, Russian author, translator and theosophist (1831 - 1891)
Anne E. Bleecker, American poet (1752 - 1783)
Lady Marguerite Blessington, English socialite and writer (1789 - 1849)
Allan David Bloom (1930 - )
Robert Bloomfield, English poet (1766 - 1823)
Paul Blouet (Max O'Rell), French journalist, lecturer and critic (1848 - 1903)
Field Marshall Gebhard Lebrecht von Blucher, Prussian field marshall at Waterloo (1742 - 1819)
Vida Blue, American baseball player (1949 - )
Leon Blum, French politician (1872 - 1950)
Judy Blume, American novelist and writer (1938 - )
Robert Bly, American poet (1926 - )
George Dana Boardman, American missionary to Burma (1801 - 1831)
Jacob Bobart, German botanist (1641 - 1719)
Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian or Parisian Italian story writer (1313 - 1375)
Friedrich M. von Bodenstedt, German writer, journalist and translator (1819 - 1892)
Jean Bodinus (Bodin), French political philosopher and advocate (1530 - 1596)
Sir Thomas Bodley, British diplomat and founder of Bodleian Library at Oxford (1544 - 1612)
Ivan F. Boesky, American businessman (1937 - )
Boethius, Roman statesman and philosopher (470? - 525)
Louise A. Bogan, American lyric poet and critic (1897 - 1970)
Humphrey Bogart, American actor (1899 - 1957)
Henry G. Bohn, English publisher and bookseller (1796 - 1884)
Niels Henrik David Bohr, Danish physicist (1885 - 1962)
Matteo Marie Boiardo (Bojardo), French poet and scholar (1430 - 1494)
Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux, French poet, critic and satirist (1636 - 1711)
Sissela Bok, Swedish philosopher (1934 - )
Henry St. John Bolingbroke, English statesman and writer (1678 - 1751)
Robert Bolt, English playwright and screen writer (1924 - 1995)
Sarah Knowles Bolton, American poet, editor and social reformer (1841 - 1916)
Janos Bolyai, Hungarian mathematician (1802 - 1860)
Erma Bombeck, American journalist, author and humorist (1927 - 1996)
Horatius Bonar,D.D., Scottish clergyman, poet and writer (1808 - 1890)
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German theologian (1906 - 1945)
Pope Boniface VIII, Italian Catholic Pope (1235 - 1303)
Bernard de Bonnard, French poet (1744 - 1784)
Edward De Bono, Maltese physician and educator (1933 - )
Arna Bontemps, American poet and writer (1902 - 1973)
Corrie Ten Boom, Dutch evangelist (1892 - 1983)
Pat Boone, American singer (1934 - )
Daniel J. Boorstin, American historian (1914 - )
Elayne Boosler, American comedian (1952 - )
Barton Booth, English actor (1681 - 1733)
Rev. John Booth, English compiler (fl. 1860)
Shirley Booth, American actress (1907 - )
William Booth, English religious leader (1829 - 1912)
James H. Boren, American bureaucrat (1925 - )
Victor Borge, American pianist and comedian (1909 - )
Jorge Luis Borges, Argentinian poet and short-story writer (1899 - 1986)
Hal Borland, American journalist (1900 - 1978)
Martin Bormann, German political leader (1900 - 1945)
Max Born, German-British physicist and educator (1882 - 1970)
George Henry Borrow, English writer and gypsy scholar (1803 - 1881)
Pierre Bosquet, French marshal (1810 - 1861)
Jacques Benigue Bossuet, French bishop and pulpit orator (1627 - 1704)
James Boswell, Scottish lawyer and biographer (1740 - 1795)
Anne C. Lynch Botta, American poet (c. 1820 - 1891)
Dion Boucicault, Irish dramatist and actor (1822 - 1890)
Nadia Boulanger, French conductor and educator (1887 - 1979)
Nicolas Bourbaki, French pseudonym for mathematician group (c. 1939 - 1980)
Pierre de Bourdeilles ("Brantome"), French historian (1540 - 1614)
Francis William Bourdillon, English poet (1852 - 1921)
Paul Bourget, French novelist (1852 - 1935)
Margaret Bourke-White, American photojournalist (1904 - 1971)
Vincent Bourne, English scholar and writer (1698 - 1747)
Jim Bouton, American baseball player (20th century)
Christian Nestell Bovee, American author and lawyer (1820 - 1904)
Catherine Drinker Bowen, American writer (1897 - 1973)
Elizabeth Bowen, Anglo-Irish novelist (1899 - 1973)
Walter Bower, Scottish historian (1385 - 1449)
Lucien Boyer, French physician (1808 - 1890)
Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen, Norwegian novelist (1848 - 1895)
Robert Boyle, Irish chemist and philosopher (1626 - 1691)
Roger Boyle, Earl of Orrery, Irish statesman, soldier and dramatist (1621 - 1679)
Samuel Boyse, British writer (1708 - 1749)
Henry de Bracton, English ecclesiastic and jurist ( - 1268)
Malcolm Bradbury, English novelist (1932 - )
Ray Bradbury, American science-fiction writer (1920 - )
Barbara Taylor Bradford, English writer (1933 - )
John Bradford, English Protestant martyr (1510? - 1555)
William Bradford, American (English-born) Pilgrim father and 2nd governor of Plymouth colony (1590 - 1657)
Francis H. Bradley, English philosopher (1846 - 1924)
Marion Zimmer Bradley, American novelist (1930 - )
Omar Bradley, American general (1893 - 1981)
Tom Bradley, American mayor (1917 - )
John Bradshaw, American philosopher, lecturer and author (1933 - )
Anne Bradstreet, American poet (c. 1612 - 1672)
Nicholas Brady, Irish author and divine (1659 - 1726)
Alonzo B. Bragdon, American jurist, writer and scholar (1847 - )
General Braxton Bragg, American general of confederate army (1817 - 1876)
General Edward Stuyvesant Bragg, American legislator and governor of Wisconsin (1827 - 1912)
Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer (1546 - 1601)
John G.C. Brainard, American poet (1796 - 1828)
Richard Braithwait (Braithwaite) ("Corymbaeus"), English poet and dramatist (1588? - 1673)
William Stanley Braithwaite, American educator, poet and critic (1878 - 1962)
Berton Braley, American author and journalist (1882 - 1966)
Ernest Bramah, English humorous writer (1867 - 1942)
Rev. James Bramston, English satirical poet (about 1694 - 1744)
Louis D. Brandeis, American judge and jurist (1856 - 1941)
Nathaniel Branden, American psychologist
Marlon Brando, American actor (1924 - )
Georges Braque, French painter and sculptor (1882 - 1963)
Antonio Musa Brassavola, Italian physician (1500 - 1570)
Werner von Braun, German-American engineer (1912 - 1977)
Bertolt Brecht, German poet and playwright (1898 - 1956)
Gerald Brenan, English writer (1894 - 1987)
Joseph Brenan (Brennan), American (Irish-born) poet (1829 - 1857)
William J. Brennan,Jr., American jurist (1906 - 1997)
Jane Brereton, English poet (1685 - 1740)
Jimmy Breslin, American talk show host, columnist and journalist (1930 - )
Robert Bresson, French film director (1917 - )
Antoine Bret, French writer and poet (1717 - 1792)
Andre Breton, French poet, essayist, critic and editor (1896 - 1966)
Nicholas Breton, English poet (c. 1545 - 1624)
Daniel Brevint, English dean of Lincoln (1616 - 1695)
Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, English author and compiler (1810 - 1897)
Kingman Brewster,Jr., American educator and diplomat (1919 - 1988)
Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev, Russian political leader (1906 - 1982)
Fanny Brice, American singing comedienne (1891 - 1951)
John Bridges, English dean of Salisbury ( - 1618)
Madeline Bridges (Mrs. Mary Ainge de Vere), American poet (fl. about 1840)
Robert Bridges ("Droch"), American journalist and poet (1858 - 1941)
Robert Seymour Bridges, English author, critic and poet laureate (1844 - 1930)
P.W. Bridgman, American physicist (1882 - 1961)
Alan Brien, English novelist, journalist and critic (1925 - )
John Bright, English politician and orator (1811 - 1889)
Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, French magistrate, gastronomist and author (1755 - 1826)
Ashleigh Brilliant, English-American writer, columnist and cartoonist ("Potshots") (1933 - )
David Brinkley, American broadcast journalist (1920 - )
Henry Brinklow, British satirist, writer and reformer ( - 1546)
Arthur Brisbane, American newspaper editor and writer (1864 - 1936)
Jean Pierre Brissot de Warville, French Girondist leader and political writer (1754 - 1793)
William de Britaine, English author of "The Human Prudence of William de Britane" (fl. about 1680)
Vera Brittain, English writer (1893 - 1970)
Benjamin Britten, English composer (1913 - 1976)
Henry Broadhurst, English politician (1840 - 1911)
Hermann Broch, German writer (1886 - 1951)
Lou Brock, American baseball player (1939 - )
Fawn M. Brodie, American author (1915 - 1981)
Joseph Brodsky, Russian-American poet (1940 - 1996)
Tom Brokaw, American broadcast journalist (1940 - )
Richard Brome, English dramatist (- c. 1652)
J. Bromfield, English author (19th century)
Louis Bromfield, American novelist (1896 - 1956)
Isaac H. Bromley, American editor (1833 - 1898)
Jacob Bronowski, English historian and mathematician (1908 - 1974)
Anne Bronte (used pseudonym Acton Bell), English novelist and poet (1820 - 1849)
Charlotte Bronte ("Currer Bell"), English novelist and poet (1816 - 1855)
Emily Bronte, English novelist (1818 - 1848)
Henry Brooke, Irish political and miscellaneous writer (1706 - 1783)
Rupert Brooke, English poet (1887 - 1915)
Stofford A. Brooke, Irish clergyman, critic and essayist (1832 - 1916)
Anita Brookner, English art historian and writer (1928 - )
Garth Brooks, American singer and song writer (1962 - )
Gwendolyn Brooks, American poet (1917 - )
Louise Brooks, American actress (1906 - 1985)
Maria Brooks, American poet (1795 - 1845)
Mel Brooks, American comedian, producer and director (1926 - )
Phillips Brooks,D.D., American bishop, scholar and pulpit orator (1835 - 1893)
Thomas Brooks, English Puritan divine (1608 - 1680)
Van Wyck Brooks, American literary critic and cultural historian (1886 - 1963)
William Broome, English scholar and poet (1689 - 1745)
Brigid Brophy, English-Irish writer, novelist and playwright (1929 - )
Joyce Brothers, American psychologist and author (1928 - )
Lord Henry Peter Brougham (Brougham and vaux), Scottish lord chancellor of England, orator, critic and author (1778 - 1868)
Thomas Broughton, English clergyman, biographer and miscellaneous writer (1704 - 1774)
Heywood C. Broun, American journalist and author (1888 - 1939)
Heywood Hale Broun, American broadcast journalist, actor and author (1918 - )
Claude Brown, American lawyer and playwright (1937 - )
H. Rap Brown, American activist (1943 - )
Helen Gurley Brown, American editor and author (1922 - )
James Brown, American singer (1933 - )
Jerry Brown, American government official (1938 - )
John Brown, English clergyman and miscellaneous writer (1715 - 1766)
John Mason Brown, American critic and lecturer (1900 - 1969)
Les Brown, American bandleader and song writer (1912 - )
Lew Brown, American song writer (1893 - 1958)
Paul Brown, American football coach (1908 - 1991)
Rita Mae Brown, American writer and playwright (1944 - )
Sterling Brown, American poet, critic and educator (1901 - 1989)
Thomas Edward Brown, English poet (1830 - 1897)
Tom Brown, English satirical and facetious poet (1663 - 1704)
William Wells Brown, American antislavery lecturer, novelist and playwright (1815 - 1884)
Charles Farrar Browne (used pseudonym Artemus Ward), (see Artemus Ward)
H. Jackson Browne, writer of "Urn Burial"
Isaac Hawkins Browne, English poet and wit (1705 - 1760)
Sir Thomas Browne, English physician, philosopher and writer (1605 - 1682)
Sir William Browne, English poet and translator (about 1590 - 1645)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, English poet (1806 - 1861)
Ophelia G. Browning (Mrs. Arthur P. Adams, Mrs. T.E. Burroughs), American writer and poet (20th century)
Robert Browning, English poet (1812 - 1889)
Lenny Bruce, American comedian (1925 - 1966)
Michael Bruce, Scottish poet (1746 - 1767)
Michael Brueys, French author and dramatist (1640 - 1723)
Gro Harlem Brundtland, Norwegian statesman and prime minister (1939 - )
Giordano Bruno, Italian philosopher and pantheist (1549 - 1600)
Robert Brustein, American educator, critic and author (1927 - )
Marcus Junius Brutus, Roman republican leader (85 BC - 42 BC)
William Jennings Bryan, American lawyer, orator and statesman (1860 - 1925)
Bear Bryant, American football coach (1913 - 1983)
William Cullen Bryant, American poet and editor (1794 - 1878)
James Bryce, English diplomat and author (1838 - 1922)
Sir Samuel Brydges, English bibliographer, biographer and genealogist (1762 - 1837)
Yul Brynner, American actor (1920 - 1985)
Bill Bryson (1946 - )
Martin Buber, German-Jewish religious philosopher (1878 - 1965)
John Buchan (Lord Tweedsmuir), Scottish novelist (1875 - 1940)
George Buchanan, Scottish scholar, historian, Latin poet and tutor to James VI (1506 - 1582)
James Buchanan, American 15th president of U.S. (1791 - 1868)
Patrick Buchanan, American politician (1938 - )
Robert Buchanan, English poet and novelist (1841 - 1901)
Georg Buchmann, German philologist, archaelogist, classical scholar and compiler (1822 - 1884)
Art Buchwald, American columnist (1925 - )
Pearl S. Buck, American author (1892 - 1973)
William F. Buckley,Jr., American editor (1925 - )
John Baldwin Buckstone, English comedian (1802 - 1879)
Buddha, Indian religious leader (563 BC - 483 BC)
Frederick Buechner, American clergyman and novelist (1926 - )
Mary E. Buell, American verse writer (fl. 1890)
Jimmy Buffett, American singer (1946 - )
Warren Buffett, American business executive (1930 - )
George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon, French naturalist (1707 - 1788)
Thomas Robert duc d'Isly Bugeaud, French marshal (1784 - 1849)
Charles Bukowski, American author (1920 - 1994)
S.G. Bulfinch, American clergyman and writer (1809 - 1870)
Major-General Robert Lee Bullard, American general in World War I (1861 - 1947)
A.H. Bullen, American author and publisher (1857 - 1920)
Count Bernhard von Bulow, German diplomat, statesman and chancellor (1849 - 1929)
Edward George Bulwer-Lytton (Earl Lytton), English novelist and politician (1803 - 1873)
Charlotte Bunch, American feminist theorist, lecturer and writer (1944 - )
Ralph Bunche, American diplomat and educator (1904 - 1971)
George W. Bungay, English journalist (1826 - 1892)
Alfred Bunn, English librettist and theatrical manager (1796 - 1860)
H.C. Bunner, American journalist and author (1855 - 1896)
Baron Christian von Bunsen, Prussian ambassador and scholar (1791 - 1860)
Basil Bunting, English poet (1900 - 1985)
Luis Bunuel, Mexican film director (1900 - 1983)
John Bunyan, English clergyman and author (1628 - 1688)
Prosper Buranelli, et al.
Luther Burbank, American naturalist and plant breeder (1849 - 1926)
Samuel D. Burchard, American clergyman (1812 - 1891)
Robert Jones Burdette, American humorist and lecturer (1844 - 1914)
G.A. Burger, German poet (1748 - 1794)
Warren E. Burger, American supreme court justice (1907 - 1995)
Anthony Burgess, English novelist, critic and man of letters (1917 - 1993)
Frank Gelett Burgess, American humorist, writer and poet (1866 - 1951)
George Brown (G.B.) Burgin, British author (1856 - 1944)
Dean John William Burgon, English clergyman, poet and dean of Chichester (1819 - 1888)
Gen. John Burgoyne, British soldier and dramatist (1722 - 1792)
Edmund Burke, Irish orator and statesman (1729 - 1797)
James Lee Burke, American novelist (1936 - )
Lord William Cecil Burleigh (Burghley), English statesman (1520 - 1598)
William Henry Burleigh, American poet (1812 - 1871)
Peiter Burmann, Dutch classical scholar (1668 - 1741)
Sir Francis Cowley Burnand, English humorist, novelist and editor of "Punch" (1837 - 1917)
Dana Burnet, American author and poet (1888 - 1962)
Bishop Gilbert Burnet, Scottish theologian and religious leader (1643 - 1715)
James Burnet (Lord Monboddo), Scottish lawyer, originator of the monkey theory (1714 - 1779)
Carol Burnett, American actress and comedienne (1933 - )
Leo Burnett, American advertising executive (1891 - 1971)
Fanny Burney, English novelist and letter writer (1752 - 1840)
George Burns, American comedian and actor (1896 - 1996)
James Drummond Burns, Scottish poet and clergyman (1823 - 1864)
Robert Burns, Scottish poet (1759 - 1796)
Aaron Burr, American politician (1795 - 1845)
Amelia Josephine Burr, American author and poet (1878 - )
Edgar Rice Burroughs, American novelist (1875 - 1950)
Jeremiah Burroughs, English Congregational minister and writer (1599 - 1646)
John Burroughs, American author and naturalist (1837 - 1921)
Nannie Burroughs, American educator (1883 - 1961)
William S. Burroughs, American writer (1914 - )
Rev. Henry Burton, English clergyman and writer (1840 - 1930)
Isabel Burton, English traveler and author (1831 - 1896)
Lady Burton, English wife of Sir Richard Francis Burton (19th century - )
Richard Burton, Welsh actor (1925 - 1984)
Richard Eugene Burton, American poet, journalist and critic (1861 - 1940)
Richard Francis Burton, English scholar, writer, traveler and explorer (1821 - 1890)
Robert Burton, English writer, philosopher and humorist (1576 - 1640)
Leo Buscaglia, American author and educator (1925 - 1998)
Wilhelm Busch, German satirical poet and illustrator (1832 - 1908)
Barbara Bush, American first,lady, wife of George Herbert Walker Bush (1925 - )
George Herbert Walker Bush, American 41st president of the U.S. (1924 - )
George Walker Bush, American 43rd president of U.S. (1946 - )
Vannevar Bush, American electrical engineer and government official (1890 - 1974)
Samuel Clarke Bushnell, American clergyman (1852 - 1928)
Robert de Bussy-Rabutin (de Bussy), French author and satirical writer (1618 - 1693)
James Butler, Duke of Ormonde, English royalist and soldier (1610 - 1688)
Bishop Joseph Butler, English bishop of Durham (1692 - 1752)
Nicholas Murray Butler, American president of Columbia University (1862 - 1947)
Samuel Butler (1), English wit and poet (1612 - 1680)
Samuel Butler (2), English writer, scholar, artist, philosopher and satirist (1835 - 1902)
William Allen Butler, American lawyer and poet (1825 - 1902)
Hezekiah Butterworth, American writer (1839 - 1905)
Henry Buttes, English Elizabethan cookbook writer (late 16th century)
Mary Frances Butts, American verse writer (1836 - 1902)
Charles Buxton, English author (1823 - 1871)
Samuel Hawkins Marshall Byers, American author, soldier, consul and member of Gen. Sherman's staff (1838 - 1933)
Witter Bynner, American author (1881 - 1968)
William Byrd (Bird), English church music composer and organist for Elizabeth I (about 1640 - 1623)
James F. Byrnes, American politician and administrator (1879 - 1972)
John Byrom, English writer and poet (1691 - 1763)
Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron), English poet (1788 - 1824)

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James Caballero, mathematician
James Branch Cabell, American novelist and writer (1879 - 1958)
George Washington Cable, American novelist and lecturer (1844 - 1921)
Appius Claudius Caecus, Roman orator (c. 312 BC - 278 BC)
Herb Caen, American journalist, columnist and author (1916 - 1997)
Augustus Caesar, Roman emperor (63 BC - 14 AD)
Irving Caesar, American producer, writer, lyricist and composer (1895 - 1996)
Julius Caesar (Caius Julius Caesar), Roman general, statesman, writer and orator (100 BC - 44 BC)
John Cage, American composer, poet, essayist, painter and pianist (1912 - 1992)
James M. Cain, American novelist (1892 - 1977)
Sir Hall Caine, English novelist (1853 - 1931)
Lynn Caine, American writer and lecturer (1927 - 1987)
Michael Caine, English actor (1933 - )
Alexander Calder, American sculptor (1898 - 1976)
Pedro Calderon de la Barca, Spanish dramatist (1600 - 1681)
Mary Steichen Calderone, American physician and author (1904 - 1998)
Erskine Caldwell, American novelist (1903 - )
Sarah Caldwell, American opera conductor, producer and impresario (1924 - )
Taylor Caldwell, English novelist (1900 - 1985)
John C. Calhoun, American statesman (1782 - 1850)
Caius Caesar Caligula, Roman emperor (12 - 41)
Hortense Calisher, American writer (1911 - )
Antonio Callado, Brazilian novelist (1917 - 1997)
James Callaghan, English labour party leader (1912 - )
Maria Callas, American opera singer (1923 - 1977)
Callimachus, Greek poet and grammarian (about 260 BC)
Charles Stuart Calverley, English poet (1831 - 1884)
John Calvin, French theologian and ecclesiastical statesman (1509 - 1564)
Italo Calvino, Italian novelist and short-story writer (1923 - 1985)
Richard Owen Cambridge, English poet (1717 - 1802)
Lieut.-Gen. Pierre Jacques E. baron de Cambronne, French soldier under Napoleon at Waterloo (1770 - 1842)
William Camden, English antiquary historian (1551 - 1623)
Julia Margaret Cameron, English photographer (1815 - 1879)
Emile Cammaerts, Belgian English essayist, translator and poet (1878 - 1953)
Luis de Camoens, Portuguese epic poet (1525 - 1579)
Lord John Campbell, Scottish statesman, writer and Lord Chancellor of England (1779 - 1861)
Joseph Campbell, American author and editor (1904 - 1987)
Mrs. Patrick Campbell, English actress (1865 - 1940)
Thomas Campbell, Scottish poet (1777 - 1844)
Thomas Campion, English poet, composer and physician (1567 - 1620)
Jean Gilbert de Campistron, French dramatist (1656 - 1723)
Albert Camus, French philosopher, novelist and dramatist (1913 - 1960)
Vincent Canby, American journalist and critic (1924 - )
Elias Canetti, Swiss (Bulgarian-born) author (1905 - 1994)
George Canning, English statesman (1770 - 1827)
Francois C. Canrobert, French marshal (1809 - 1895)
Eric Cantona, French footballer (1966 - )
King Canute, Danish king of England (994? - 1035)
Cao Cao, Chinese legendary warlord of the Three Kingdoms period (155 - 220)
Robert Capa, American (Hungarian-born) photojournalist (1913 - 1954)
Joseph Capen, clergyman (19th century)
Al Capone, American gangster (1899 - 1947)
Truman Capote, American novelist and short-story writer (1924 - 1984)
Al Capp, American cartoonist (creator of "Li'l Abner") (1909 - 1979)
Frank Capra, American director (1897 - 1991)
Marquis Francesco Caraccioli, Italian prince of Naples and admiral (1752 - 1790)
Cardinal Carafa, legate of Paul IV
Benjamin Cardozo, American supreme court justice and writer (1870 - 1938)
Lady Elizabeth Carew (or Cary or Carey), English writer (alive 1590)
Richard Carew, English poet (1555 - 1620)
Thomas Carew, English poet and courtier (1589 - 1639)
Henry Carey, English musician and poet (1700 - 1743)
Will Carleton, American poet (1845 - 1912)
George Carlin, American comedian (1937 - )
Thomas Carlyle, Scottish essayist and philosopher (1795 - 1881)
Bliss Carman, Canadian poet and journalist (1861 - 1929)
R.D. Carmichael, mathematician
Stokely Carmichael, American civil rights leader (1941 - 1998)
Alexandra Carnacchi (a/k/a Weyaka), American daughter of Ambrose Redmoon (1962 - )
Andrew Carnegie, American industrialist and philanthropist (1835 - 1919)
Dale Carnegie, American writer and lecturer (1888 - 1955)
Julia A. Fletcher Carney, American teacher and poet (1823(4) - 1908)
Joseph Edwards Carpenter, English poet and song writer (1813 - 1885)
Joseph Estlin Carpenter, English Unitarian scholar (1844 - 1927)
Karen Carpenter, American singer (1950 - 1983)
Liz Carpenter, American writer and feminist (1920 - )
Lope Felix de Vega Carpio ("Tome Burguillos"), Spanish poet and dramatist (1562 - 1635)
Emily Carr, Canadian artist and writer (1871 - 1945)
Alexis Carrel, American surgeon and biologist (1873 - 1944)
Armand Carrel, French journalist and historian (1800 - 1836)
Lewis Carroll, English author (pseudonym of Rev. Charles L. Dodgson) (1832 - 1898)
William Herbert Carruth, American professor, editor and poet (1859 - 1924)
Guy Wetmore Carryl, American humorist and poet (1873 - 1904)
Johnny Carson, American talk show host and comedian (1925 - )
Rachel L. Carson, American zoologist (1907 - 1964)
Angela Carter, English novelist and short-story writer (1940 - 1992)
Betty Carter, American jazz singer (1929 - 1998)
James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, American 39th president of U.S. (1924 - )
Lillian Carter, American nurse and first mother (1898 - 1983)
Rosalynn Carter, American first lady (1927 - )
Cherie Carter-Scott, Ph.D.
Barbara Cartland, English novelist (1901 - )
John Cartwright, English political reformer (1740 - 1824)
William Cartwright, English poet (1611 - 1643)
George Washington Carver, American chemist and educator (1864 - 1903)
Alice Cary, American poet (1820 - 1871)
Henry Francis Cary, English poet and translator (1772 - 1844)
Joyce Cary, English novelist (1888 - 1957)
Phebe Cary, American poet (1824 - 1871)
Pablo Casals, Spanish cellist and conductor (1876 - 1973)
Florence E. Casaubon, Swiss-English scholar (1599 - 1671)
Elizabeth York Case, American verse writer (1840? - 1911)
Johnny Cash, American singer and song writer (1932 - )
Pat Cash, American tennis player (1965 - )
Billy Casper, American golfer (1931 - )
A.M. Cassandre, French illustrator (1901 - 1968)
Carlos A. Castaneda, American anthropologist and writer (1931 - )
Marquis Edouard de Curieres de Castelnau, French general, "Savior of Nancy" (1851 - 1944)
Fidel Castro, Cuban statesman and leader (1926 - )
Willa Sibert Cather, American novelist (1873 - 1947)
Catherine the Great, Russian empress (1729 - 1796)
Mary Catherwood (1847 - 1901)
Catiline (Lucius Sergius Catilina), Roman politician and conspirator (c. 108 BC - 62 BC)
Marshal Nicolas Catinat, French marshal of France (1637 - 1712)
Dionysius Cato, Latin moralist (1st, 2nd or 3rd century)
Marcus Porcius Cato ("The Younger"), Roman patriot and stoic philosopher (95 BC - 46 BC)
Cato (Marcus Porcius Cato "The Elder") (a/k/a Cato the Censor), Italian patriot and statesman (234 BC - 149 BC)
Carrie Chapman Catt, American feminist (1859 - 1947)
Kim Cattrall, English actress (1956 - )
Catullus (Caius Quintus Valerius Catullus), Roman poet (87 BC - 45 BC)
Augustin-Louis Cauchy, French mathematician (1789 - 1857)
Gilles de Caux, French poet (1682 - 1733)
Edith Cavell, English martyred nurse shot by Germans at Brussels (1865 - 1915)
Dick Cavett, American talk show host (1936 - )
Robert Cawdray, English writer and clergyman (living 1589)
Madison Julius Cawein, American poet and author (1865 - 1914)
William Caxton, English printer (1422? - 1491)
Arthur Cayley, English mathematician (1821 - 1895)
Katherine Cebrian, celebrated hostess, writer and artist
Lord Edward Cecil, English soldier and civil servant (1867 - 1918)
Thomas Celano, German Franciscan and biographer (living 1221 - 1250)
Louis-Ferdinand Celine, French writer (1894 - 1961)
Cellarius, German geographer (1638 - 1707)
Saint Celsus (Cellach), Irish prelate and Archbishop of Armagh (1079 - 1129)
Mrs. Susannah Centilivre, English dramatist (1667 - 1722)
Susannah Centlivre, English dramatist (about 1667 - 1722)
Bennett Cerf, American journalist and publisher (1898 - 1971)
Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra), Spanish author (1547 - 1616)
Aime Cesaire, Martiniquais poet, playwright and political activist (1913 - )
Paul Cezanne, French painter (1839 - 1906)
John White Chadwick, American clergyman, writer and poet (1840 - 1904)
Marc Chagall, Russian-French painter and graphic artist (1887 - 1985)
John Chalkhill, English poet (c. 1600 - 1642)
Thomas Chalmers, Scottish divine and writer (1780 - 1847)
Jason Chamberlain, American clergyman (fl. 1811)
Joseph Chamberlain, English statesman (1836 - 1914)
Neville Chamberlain, English political leader (1869 - 1940)
Edward Chamberlayne, English miscellaneous writer (1616 - 1703)
Charles Haddon Chambers, Australian journalist, poet and novelist (1860 - 1921)
Sebastien-Roch-Nicolas de Chamfort, French journalist, playwright, litterateur and aphorist (1741 - 1794)
Raymond Chandler, American short-story writer and novelist (1888 - 1959)
Coco Chanel, French fashion designer (1883 - 1971)
Jung Chang, British (Chinese-born) author (1952 - )
William Ellery Channing, American writer and orator (1780 - 1842)
Henry "Chips" Channon, British (American-born) politician and diarist (1897 - 1958)
Edwin Hubbel Chapin, American clergyman and author (1814 - 1880)
Charlie Chaplin, English actor, director and composer (1889 - 1977)
Geraldine Chaplin, American actress (1944 - )
Arthur Chapman, American poet (1873 - 1935)
George Chapman, English dramatic poet (c. 1559 - 1634)
John Chapman (1), English clergyman (1704 - 1784)
John Chapman (2), English physician, author and publisher (1822 - 1894)
John Chapman (3) ("Johnny Appleseed"), American pioneer (1775? - 1847)
John Jay Chapman, American poet, dramatist and critic (1862 - 1933)
Maria Weston Chapman, American abolitionist and editor (1806 - 1885)
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, French philosopher and paleontologist (1881 - 1955)
Charles II, English Stuart King of England (1630 - 1685)
Charles IX, French king of France (1550 - 1574)
Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor 1519-58, King of Spain 1516-56 (1500 - 1558)
Charles X (f/k/a Comte D'Artois), French king of France 1824-1830 (1757 - 1830)
Charles d'Orleans (Comte d'Angouleme), French poet (1391 - 1465)
Prince of Wales Charles, British royalty (1948 - )
Ray Charles, American singer, song writer and musician (1930 - )
William Henry Charlton, English poet and translator (1787 - 1866)
Hippolyte de Bethune Charost, Roman French diplomatist and man of letters (1603 - 1665)
Pierre Charron, French philosopher and theologian (1541 - 1603)
Alain Chartier, French poet and political writer (c. 1385 - c. 1449)
Emile Chartier (1868 - 1951)
Alexander Chase, American journalist and editor (1926 - )
Chevy Chase, American comedian and actor (1943 - )
Ilka Chase, American actress and writer (1905 - 1978)
Mary Ellen Chase, American scholar, educator and author (1887 - 1973)
Salmon P. Chase, American statesman (1808 - 1873)
Thomas Chatterton, English poet (1752 - 1770)
Geoffrey Chaucer, English poet (c. 1340 - 1400)
Pafnuty Lvovich Chebyshev, Russian mathematician (1821 - 1894)
John Cheever, American short-story writer and novelist (1912 - 1982)
Anton Chekhov, Russian dramatist and short-story writer (1860 - 1904)
John Vance Cheney, American author, poet and librarian (1848 - 1922)
Andre Marie de Chenier, Turkish French poet (1762 - 1794)
Cher, American singer and actress (1946 - )
Andrew Cherry, Irish actor and writer (1762 - 1812)
Pierre A. Cheruel, French historian (1809 - 1891)
Col. Charles C. Chesney, English soldier and historian (1826 - 1876)
Charles W. Chesnutt, American novelist and lawyer (1858 - 1932)
Anson G. Chester, American poet (19th century)
Earl of Chesterfield, English courtier and statesman (1694 - 1773)
Gilbert K. Chesterton, English essayist, novelist, journalist and poet (1874 - 1936)
Albert Chevalier, English comedian and song writer (1861 - 1923)
Maurice Chevalier, French actor and singer (1888 - 1972)
Sir William Watson Cheyne, Scottish physician (1852 - 1932)
Julia Child, American chef, author and TV personality (1912 - )
Lydia Maria Child, American author (1802 - 1880)
Alice Childress, American playwright, actress and director (1920 - 1994)
William Chillingsworth, English scholar (1602 - 1644)
Chilo of Sparta, Greek one of Seven Sages (6th century BC)
Shirley Chisholm, American politician and author (1924 - )
Rufus Choate, American lawyer, orator and politician (1799 - 1859)
Choerilus of Samos, Greek tragic dramatist (c. 470 BC - 399 BC)
Duc de Choiseul, French politician (1719 - 1785)
Noam Chomsky, American linguist and political activist (1928 - )
Kate Chopin, American author (1851 - 1904)
Deepak Chopra, Indian physician and author (1949 - )
Henry F. Chorley, English author (1808 - 1872)
Jesus Christ, Roman religious leader (4 BC - 29 AD)
Agatha Christie, English detective-fiction writer (1890 - 1976)
Christina of Sweden, Swedish ruler (1626 - 1689)
David Christy, American geologist, chemist, lecturer and anti-slavery agitator (1802 - after 1855)
Jean Baptiste Christyne, Belgian jurist (1622 - 1690)
St. John Chrysostom, Greek writer and Father of the Church (c. 345 - 407)
Benjamin Church, American political writer (living 1775)
Francis Pharcellus Church, American journalist (1839 - 1906)
Charles Churchill, English poet and satirist (1731 - 1764)
Jennie Jerome Churchill, American socialite (1854 - 1921)
Sir Randolph Henry Spenser Churchill, British statesman, conservative and Chancellor of Exchequer (1849 - 1894)
Winston Churchill (1), American novelist (1871 - 1947)
Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill (2), English statesman and prime minister (1874 - 1965)
Thomas Churchyard, English miscellaneous writer (c. 1520 - 1604)
Marchette Gaylord Chute (1909 - )
General Enrico Cialdini, Italian general (about 1814 - 1892)
Count Galeazzo Ciano, Italian fascist politician (1903 - 1944)
John Ciardi, English dramatist, actor and author (1916 - 1986)
Colley Cibber, English dramatist and actor (1671 - 1757)
Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero), Roman philosopher, statesman and orator (106 BC - 43 BC)
M. Ciniber, no available biographical information
E.M. Cioran, French (Romanian-born) philosopher (1911 - 1995)
Empress Dowager Cixi, Chinese empress (1835 - 1908)
Craig Claiborne, American editor and author (1920 - )
Claire Clairmont, English lover of Byron and stepsister of Mary Shelley (1798 - 1879)
Tom Clancy, American novelist (1947 - )
Henry Clapp,Jr., American editor and satiric writer (1814 - 1871)
John Clare, English poet (1793 - 1864)
Lord Edward Hyde Clarendon, English historian and statesman (1608 - 1674)
Alan Clark, English conservative politician (1928 - )
Kenneth MacKenzie Clark, English art historian and author (1903 - 1983)
Mary Higgins Clark, American writer (1931 - )
Ramsey Clark, American government official (1927 - )
Simeon Tucker Clark, American poet (1836 - )
Arthur C. Clarke, English science-fiction writer (1917 - )
Charles Cowden Clarke, English author and Shakespearan editor (1787 - 1877)
Ednah Proctor Clarke (Hayes), American poet (1866 - 1956?)
James Freeman Clarke, American minister, theologian and author (1810 - 1888)
John Clarke, English Baptist churchman and physician (c. 1609 - 1676)
Joseph Ignatius Constantine Clarke, American (Irish-born) poet, editor and playwright (1846 - 1925)
M'Donald Clarke ("The Mad Poet"), American poet (1798 - 1842)
Samuel Clarke, English divine, philosopher and chaplain to Queen Anne (1675 - 1729)
Claudian (Claudianus), Alexandrian epic poet (about 365 - after 408)
Appius Caecus Claudius ("The Censor"), Roman censor, dictator and poet, started building of Appian Way (fl. 312 BC)
Matthias Claudius, German poet and theologian (1743 - 1815)
Tiberius Drusus Nero Germanicus Claudius, Roman emperor (10 BC - 54 AD)
Karl von Clausewitz, Prussian military leader and author (1780 - 1831)
James Clavell, American (British-born) writer (1924 - 1994)
Henry Clay, American statesman and orator (1777 - 1852)
Eldridge Cleaver, American political activist (1935 - 1998)
John Cleese, English actor and writer (1939 - )
John Cleland, English writer (1710 - 1789)
Georges B.E. Clemenceau, French physician, journamlist, statesman and prime minister (1841 - 1929)
Samuel Langhorne Clemens, (see Mark Twain)
Pope Clement I, bishop of Rome, supposed St. Paul's fellow laborer (died about 100)
Mary Clemmer, American poet and author (1839 - 1884)
Cleobulus of Lindos, Rhodes one of Seven Sages (633 BC - 564 BC)
John Cleveland, English poet (1613 - 1658)
Steven Grover Cleveland, American 22nd and 24th president of U.S. (1837 - 1908)
Montgomery Clift, American actor (1920 - 1966)
Lucille Clifton, American poet and educator (1936 - )
Hillary Rodham Clinton, American first lady, author and lawyer (1947 - )
William Jefferson Clinton, American 42nd president of U.S. (1946 - )
Arthur Hugh Clough, English poet (1819 - 1861)
Elizabeth Coatsworth, American poet and children's author (1893 - 1986)
Kurt Cobain, American song writer and singer (1967 - 1994)
Irvin S. Cobb, American journalist and author (1876 - 1944)
Cobbe, English (living in 1614)
William Cobbett, English politician, journalist and author (1762 - 1835)
Richard Cobden, English politician, statesman and freetrade advocate (1804 - 1865)
Johnnie Cochran, American attorney (living in 20th century)
Alexander Cockburn, English lawyer (1802 - 1880)
Edward Cocker, English engraver, teacher and arithmetician (1631 - 1675)
Jean Cocteau, French dramatist and movie director (1889 - 1963)
Christopher Codrington, British officer (1668 - 1710)
Thomas Cogan, English medical writer (1545? - 1607)
Chapman Cohen, English freethinker and essayist (1868 - 1954)
Leonard Cohen, Canadian singer and writer (1934 - )
Lord Edward Coke, English judge and jurist (1552 - 1634)
Claudette Colbert, French actress (1903 - 1996)
Jean Baptiste Colbert, French statesman and financier (1619 - 1683)
Frank Moore Colby, American encyclopedia editor and essayist (1865 - 1925)
Dr. Henry Cole, English controversialist and Dean of St. Paul's (1500? - 1580)
Johnnetta Betsch Cole, American educator, anthropologist and college president (1936 - )
Nat King Cole, American singer and bandleader (1919 - 1965)
Thomas Cole, English theologian (about 1627 - 1697)
David Coleman, British sports commentator (1962 - )
Ornette Coleman, American jazz musician, composer and bandleader (1930 - )
Hartley Coleridge, English poet (1796 - 1849)
John D. Coleridge, F.R.S., English Lord Chief Justice (1820 - 1894)
Mary E. Coleridge, English poet, novelist and essayist (1861 - 1907)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet and critic (1772 - 1834)
Sara Coleridge, English writer and poet (1802 - 1852)
Abraham Coles, American physician and poet (1813 - 1891)
Bishop John Colet, English priest, scholar and reformer (1466 - 1519)
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette, French novelist (1873 - 1954)
Christiane Collange, French writer
Hiram Price Collier, American miscellaneous writer (1860 - 1913)
Jeremy Collier, English bishop, theologian and Jacobite (1650 - 1726)
John Payne Collier, English critic and antiquary (1789 - 1883)
Hon. Jesse Collings, English educator and statesman, ("Three Acres and a Cow" M.P.) (1831 - after 1900)
R.G. Collingworth, English philosopher and archaeologist (1889 - 1943)
Joan Collins, English-American actress (1933 - )
John Collins (1), English staymaker, miniature painter and actor (1742 - 1808)
John Churton Collins, English scholar and critic (1848 - 1908)
Judy Collins, American folksinger and film maker (1939 - )
Mortimer Collins, English poet and novelist (1827 - 1876)
Wilkie (William) Collins, English novelist (1824 - 1889)
William Collins, English lyric poet (1720 - 1756)
Carlo Collodi (pseudonym of Carlo Lorenzini), Italian journalist and author (1826 - 1890)
George Colman (The Younger), English dramatist and actor (1762 - 1836)
Walter Colman, English poet ( - 1645)
Charles Caleb Colton, English sportsman and writer (1780 - 1832)
John Coltrane, American jazz musician, composer and bandleader (1926 - 1967)
Christopher Columbus, Italian explorer (1451 - 1506)
Lucinus Junius Moderatus Columella, Roman (Spanish-born) writer on agriculture (lived about 40)
William Combe (Coombe), English writer (1741 - 1823)
Amie Comeaux, American country singer (1976 - 1997)
Barry Commoner, American biologist and environmentalist (1917 - )
Ivy Compton-Burnett, English novelist (c. 1884 - 1969)
James B. Conant, American university administrator and diplomat (1893 - 1978)
Helen Gray Cone, American poet (1859 - 1934)
James Cone, American theologian (1938 - )
Confucius, Chinese philosopher (c. 551 BC - 478 BC)
William Congreve, English dramatic poet (1670 - 1729)
Hilda Conkling, American poet (1910 - 1986)
Roscoe Conkling, American lawyer and statesman (1829 - 1888)
Didi Conn, American actress (1951 - )
Billy Connolly, Scottish comedian (1942 - )
Cyril Connolly, English journalist, editor and writer (1903 - 1974)
Jimmy Connors, American tennis player (1952 - )
Joseph Conrad, English (Ukrainian-born) novelist (1857 - 1924)
Shirley Conran, English writer (1932 - )
Henry Constable, English poet (1562 - 1613)
Henri Benjamin de Rebecque Constant, French (Swiss-born) politician, orator and writer (1767 - 1830)
Flaverius Valerius Aurelius Constantine ("The Great"), Roman first Christian Emperor of Rome (272 - 337)
Angelo Constantini, Italian actor and dramatist (1654 - 1729)
Hugh Conway (Frederick John Fargus), English novelist (1847 - 1885)
Eliza Cook, English poet (1818 - 1889)
Peter Cook, English actor and comedian (1937 - )
Alistair Cooke, English-American journalist and broadcaster (1908 - )
Edmund Vance Cooke, American poet, author and lecturer (1866 - 1932)
Josiah Parsons Cooke, American scientist and chemist (1827 - 1894)
Rose Terry Cooke, American writer (1827 - 1892)
Charles Horton Cooley, American sociologist (1864 - 1929)
Calvin Coolidge, American 30th president of U.S. (1872 - 1933)
Susan Coolidge (pseudonym of Sarah Chauncey Woolsey), American author (c. 1845 - 1905)
Anna Julia Cooper, American educator, feminist and writer (1859 - 1964)
Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, English statesman (1671 - 1713)
Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, English philanthropist (1801 - 1885)
George Cooper, English poet (1820 - 1876)
James Fenimore Cooper, American novelist (1789 - 1851)
John Gilbert Cooper, English poet (1723 - 1769)
Thomas Cooper, English-American educationist, natural philosopher, lawyer and politician (1756 - 1840)
Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish astronomer (1473 - 1543)
Aaron Copland, American composer (1900 - 1990)
Freire Denise Cordelier (c. 1300)
Pierre Corneille, French dramatist (1606 - 1684)
Mrs. Frances Macdonald Cornford, English poet (1886 - 1960)
Mme. A.M. Bigot de Cornuel, French witty woman of letters (1614 - 1694)
Barry Cornwall (pseudonym of Bryan Waller Procter), English poet and author (1787 - 1874)
Patricia Cornwell (Patricia Daniels Cornwell), American novelist (1956 - )
Hernando Cortez, Spanish conqueror of Mexico (1485 - 1547)
Ellen Mackay Hutchinson Cortissoz, American journalist, editor, author, poet and feminist ( - 1933)
Bill Cosby, American comedian and actor (1937 - )
Howard Cosell, American lawyer and television sports commentator (1920 - 1995)
Cosmus, Italian Duke of Florence (1519 - 1574)
Joseph Seamon Cotter,Jr., American poet (1895 - 1919)
Charles Cotton, English poet, translator and physician (1630 - 1687)
Henry Cotton, English golfer (1907 - 1987)
John Cotton, American (English-born) puritan preacher and theologian (1584 - 1652)
Nathaniel Cotton, English poet and physician (1707 - 1788)
Baron Pierre de Coubertin, French educator and father of modern Olympics (1863 - 1937)
Emile Coue, French psychologist (1857 - 1926)
Marquis Philippe Emanuel de Coulanges, French song writer (1631 - 1716)
Gustave Courbet, French painter (1819 - 1877)
Edward Courtenay, Earl of Devon, English earl marshal of England (1385) (1357 - 1419)
Norman Cousins, American editor and essayist (1912 - 1990)
Jacques Cousteau, French naval officer and explorer (1910 - 1997)
Thomas Coventry, English lawyer, statesman and Lord keeper (1578 - 1640)
Stephen R. Covey, American consultant and author (1932 - )
Noel Coward, English playwright, actor, composer and director (1899 - 1973)
Abraham Cowley, English poet (1618 - 1667)
Hannah Parkhouse Cowley, English playwright (1743 - 1809)
Malcolm Cowley, American critic and author (1898 - 1989)
William Cowper, English poet (1731 - 1800)
Harvey Cox, American theologian, social reformer and author (1929 - )
Kenyon Cox, American artist and writer (1856 - 1919)
Bishop Arthur Cleveland Coxe, American bishop and author (1818 - 1896)
William Coxe, English historian (1747 - 1828)
Joseph Stirling Coyne, British dramatist (1803 - 1868)
George Crabbe, English poet and short-story writer (1754 - 1832)
Pearl M.T. Craigie ("John Oliver Hobbes"), American-English novelist and dramatist (1867 - 1906)
Prof. George Lillie Craik, Scottish writer, historian and novelist (1799 - 1866)
Christopher P. Cranch, American poet and painter (1813 - 1892)
Frank Crane, American clergyman and journalist (1861 - 1928)
Stephen Crane, American novelist, poet, short-story writer and (1871 - 1900)
Lionel Cranfield (Earl of Middlesex), English nobleman and Master of the Royal Wardrobe (1575 - 1645)
William Wallace Crapo, American lawyer (1830 - 1926)
Richard Crashaw, English poet and priest (about 1605 - 1650)
Marcus Lucinius Crassus, Roman general and statesman (circa 115 BC - 53 BC)
Christina Crawford (living 20th century)
Francis Marion Crawford, American novelist (1854 - 1909)
Joan Crawford, American actress and dancer (1908 - 1977)
Louisa (or Louise or Julia) Macartney Crawford, Irish poet and composer (1790 - 1858)
Oswald Crawford, English diplomatist, poet and miscellaneous writer (1860 - 1909)
Seymour Cray, American computer scientist and father of supercomputing (1925 - 1996)
Crazy Horse, American Oglala Sioux leader (c. 1849 - 1877)
Prosper Jolyot de Crebillon, French tragic poet (1674 - 1762)
Thomas Creech, British translator and writer (1659 - 1700)
Harry Crews, American novelist (1935 - )
Michael Crichton, American novelist (1942 - )
Quentin Crisp, English writer (1908 - 1999)
Judith Crist, American film critic (1922 - )
John Jordan Crittenden, American lawyer and statesman (1787 - 1863)
Thomas L. Crittenden, American general (1819 - 1893)
Davy Crockett, American hunter, frontiersman, soldier and politician (1786 - 1836)
Croesus, Lydian wealthy king (590? BC - after 525 BC)
William Augustus Croffut, American journalist and historian (1835 - 1915)
General George Croghan, American general (1791 - 1849)
Croker, English writer and politician (1780 - 1857)
George Croly, Irish poet and author (1780 - 1860)
Oliver Cromwell, English soldier and statesman (1599 - 1658)
David Cronenberg, Canadian film maker (1943 - )
Archibald Joseph Cronin, Scottish physician and novelist (1896 - 1961)
Walter Cronkite, American broadcast journalist (1916 - )
Hume Cronyn, English actor (1911 - )
James C. Cross, English playwright (living 1796)
Nathaniel Crouch (pen name of Robert (Richard) Butler), English miscellaneous writer (c. 1632 - c. 1725)
Michael Crowe, American mathematician at U. of Notre Dame (living in 20th century)
Rodney Crowell, American singer and song writer (1950 - )
Aleister Crowley, English diabolist (1875 - 1947)
John Crowne, English dramatist and poet ( - 1703)
Alexander Crummell, American religious leader (1819 - 1898)
Billy Crystal, American comedian and actor (1947 - )
Ralph Cudworth, English Arminian divine and philosopher (1617 - 1688)
Countee Cullen, American poet (1903 - 1946)
Bishop Richard Cumberland, English bishop and philosopher (1632 - 1718)
e e cummings, American poet and novelist (1894 - 1962)
Allan Cunningham, Scottish author and critic (1785 - 1842)
Robert Bontine Cunningham-Graham, Scottish song writer and Colonial official (1852 - 1936)
Mario Cuomo, American democratic politician and governor of New York (1932 - )
Will Cuppy, American writer and critic (1884 - 1949)
Marie Curie, French (Polish-born) chemist (1867 - 1934)
John Philpot Curran, Irish orator and barrister (1750 - 1817)
George William Curtis, American author and editor (1824 - 1892)
Herber Doust Curtis, American astronomer (1872 - 1942)
Lord George Nathaniel Curzon, First Marquess of Kedleston, English statesman and writer (1859 - 1925)
Harvey Cushing, American surgeon (1869 - 1939)
Charlotte Cushman, American actress (1816 - 1876)
Horace F. Cutler (allegedly used pseudonym Ruthven Jenkyns), American wit and writer (19th and 20th century)

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Simon Dach, German poet (1605 - 1659)
Salvador Dali, Spanish painter and printmaker (1904 - 1989)
John Daly (fl. 1917)
Mary Daly, American theologian (1928 - )
Richard Henry Dana, American poet and essayist (1787 - 1879)
Florent Carton Dancourt, French dramatist (1661 - 1725)
Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian and actor (1921 - )
Samuel Daniel, English poet (1562 - 1619)
Gabriele d'Annunzio, Italian poet, novelist, soldier, patriot and adventurer (1864 - 1938)
Dante ("Dante Alighieri"), Italian epic poet (1265 - 1321)
Georges Jacques Danton, French revolutionary leader and orator (1759 - 1794)
Christopher Darden, American lawyer (20th century)
Joe Darion, American song writer (1917 - )
George Darley, Irish poet and mathematician (1785 - 1849)
Lord Charles John Darling, English jurist, wit and writer (1849 - 1936)
Clarence Darrow, American lawyer (1857 - 1938)
Comte D'Artois (later Charles X), French king of France 1824-1830 (1757 - 1830)
Charles R. Darwin, English naturalist and writer (1809 - 1882)
Erasmus Darwin, English physician and poet (1731 - 1802)
Alphonse Daudet, French novelist (1840 - 1897)
Duffy Daugherty, American football coach (1915 - 1987)
Martial d'Auvergne, French poet ( - 1508)
Sir William Davenant, English dramatic poet (1605 - 1668)
Guy Davenport, American postmodern writer (1927 - )
John Davidson, English poet (1857 - 1909)
Sir John Davies, English poet and judge (1570 - 1626)
Mary Carolyn Davies, American author, editor, poet and playwright (fl. 1914 - 1929)
Robertson Davies, Canadian novelist (1913 - 1995)
Scrope Davies, English conversationalist (1783? - 1852)
William Henry Davies, English poet and author (1870 - 1940)
Leonardo da Vinci, Italian painter, sculptor, architect and engineer (1452 - 1519)
Adelle Davis, American nutritionist and author (1904 - 1974)
Angela Davis, American political activist, revolutionary and author (1944 - )
Bette Davis, American actress (1908 - 1989)
Elizabeth Gould Davis, American librarian and writer (1910 - 1974)
Elmer Davis, American journalist and news commentator (1890 - 1958)
Geena Davis, American actress (1957 - )
Jefferson Davis, American political leader (1808 - 1889)
Sir John Francis Davis, English diplomatist and writer on China (1795 - 1890)
Miles Davis, American jazz musician and composer (1926 - 1991)
Ossie Davis, American actor, playwright and director (1917 - )
Philip J. Davis, American mathematician (1923 - )
Rebecca Harding Davis, American author, journalist and critic (1831 - 1910)
Sammy Davis,Jr., American actor, singer and dancer (1925 - 1990)
Thomas O. Davis, Irish poet and politician (1814 - 1845)
Adam Davy (Davie), English rimester (fl. 1308)
Sir Humphrey Davy, English chemist and writer (1778 - 1829)
Christopher Dawson, English historian of ideas and social culture (1889 - 1970)
Rev. George Dawson, English lecturer and author (1821 - 1876)
Clarence Day, American biographer and essayist (1874 - 1935)
Doris Day, American singer and actress (1924 - )
Dorothy Day, American editor, humanitarian and women's rights advocate (1897 - 1980)
Dizzy Dean, American baseball player and sportscaster (1911 - 1974)
John Dean, American lawyer and White House counsel (1938 - )
Guy Debord, French social reformer and author (1931 - 1994)
Eugene Debs, American labor organizer (1855 - 1926)
Claude Debussy, French composer (1862 - 1918)
Stephen Decatur, American naval commodore (1779 - 1820)
Louis A. Dechez ("Jenneval"), French litterateur (1808 - 1830)
Midge Decter, American journalist and writer (1927 - )
Ruby Dee, American actress (1923 - )
George Warwick Deeping, English novelist (1877 - 1950)
Madame Marie Anne du Deffand, French intellectual (1697 - 1780)
Daniel Defoe, English journalist and novelist (c. 1660 - 1671)
Edgar Degas, French artist (1834 - 1917)
Charles Andre Joseph de Gaulle, French president, politician and military leader (1890 - 1970)
Ellen DeGeneres, American comedienne
Max Wilhelm Dehn, American (German-born) mathematician (1878 - 1952)
b>Charles DeKay, American poet and litterateur (1848 - 1935)
Thomas Dekker, English dramatist (1577 - 1638)
Eugene Delacroix, French painter (1798 - 1863)
Walter de la Mare, English poet and novelist (1873 - 1956)
Shelagh Delaney, English dramatist (1939 - )
Jean De Lannes, French marshal and Duke of Montebello (1769 - 1809)
Annie Elizabeth Delany, American dentist (1891 - 1995)
Martin Delany, American physician, activist and novelist (1812 - 1885)
Sarah Louise Delany, American educator (1889 - 1999)
Henry Delaune, English author (fl. 1670)
Germain Delavigne, French librettist (1790 - 1868)
Jacques Delille (also Jaques Delisle), French churchman, poet and translator (1738 - 1813)
Don DeLillo, American novelist (1936 - )
Charles de Lint, Canadian writer (1951 - )
Vina Delmar (1905 - )
Taxile Delord, French editor (1815 - 1877)
Dorothee DeLuzy, French actress (1747 - 1830)
Agnes George de Mille, American dancer and choreographer (1905 - 1993)
Barbara Deming, American author, pacifist and political activist (1917 - )
W. Edwards Deming, American statistician (1900 - 1993)
Democritus, Greek philosopher (460 BC - 370 BC)
Demodocus, Greek epigrammatist (4th century BC)
Augustus de Morgan, English mathematician (1806 - 1871)
William de Morgan, English craftsman and novelist (1839 - 1917)
Demosthenes, Greek orator and statesman (382 BC - 322 BC)
Jack Dempsey, American boxer (1895 - 1983)
Margaret Denbo (Anna Margaret Denbo), American poet (20th century)
Sir John Denham, Irish poet (1615 - 1668)
Lord Thomas Denman, English judge (1779 - 1854)
John Dennis, English author, critic and dramatist (1657 - 1734)
Jacques Derrida, French (Algerian-born) philosopher and critic (1930 - )
Morarji Desai, Indian government official (1896 - 1995)
Rene Descartes, French mathematician and philosopher (1596 - 1650)
Eustache Deschamps (called "Morel"), French poet (c. 1320 - 1400)
Madame Antoinette du Ligier de la Garde Deshoulieres, French poet (1638 - 1694)
Andre-Francois Deslandes, French (1690 - 1757)
Frank Desprez, English editor and miscellanist (1853 - 1916)
Phillipe V. Destouches, French dramatist (1680 - 1754)
Helene Deutsch, American psychoanalyst (1884 - 1982)
Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, English general and a favorite of Queen Elizabeth I (1567 - 1601)
Bernadette Devlin, Irish politician (1947 - )
James Dewar, English industrialist (1842 - 1923)
John Dewey, American philosopher (1859 - 1952)
Thomas E. Dewey, American lawyer and politician (1902 - 1971)
Neil Diamond, American singer, song writer and actor (1941 - )
Diana, Princess of Wales, British royalty (1961 - 1997)
General Amando Diaz, Italian commander-in-chief of Italian army (1861 - 1928)
Charles Dibdin, English bard, actor, dramatist and song writer (1745 - 1814)
Thomas Dibdin, English actor and dramatist (1771 - 1841)
Philip K. Dick, American science-fiction writer (1928 - 1982)
Charles Dickens, English novelist (1812 - 1870)
Charles M. Dickinson, American poet (1842 - 1924)
Emily Dickinson, American poet (1830 - 1886)
John Dickinson, American politician (1732 - 1808)
Franklin J. Dickman, American critic (fl. 1849)
Paul Dickson, American writer (1939 - )
Denis Diderot, French editor, writer and philosopher (1713 - 1784)
Joan Didion, American screenwriter and author (1934 - )
Marlene Dietrich, German-American actress and singer (1901 - 1992)
Howard Dietz, American song writer (1896 - 1983)
Sir Kenelm Digby, English courtier, adventurer and writer on occultism (1603 - 1665)
Edsgar Wybe Dijkstra, Dutch computer scientist (1930 - )
Annie Dillard, American author (1945 - )
Phyllis Diller, American comedienne (1917 - )
Wentworth Dillon (Earl of Roscomon), Irish poet and translator (1633 - 1684)
Ernest Dimnet, French cleric (1866 - 1954)
Isak Dinesen, Danish short-story writer (1885 - 1962)
David Dinkins, American politician (1927 - )
Anna Peyre Dinnies, American poet (1805 - 1886)
Diodorus Siculus, Greek (Silician-born) historian (lived about 40 BC)
Diogenes, Greek philosopher (412 BC - 323 BC)
Laertius Diogenes, Greek cynic philosopher (c. 211 - 235)
Chrysostom Dion, Greek sophist and rhetorician (30? - 117?)
Dionysius of Chalcus, Greek poet and orator (lived about 444 BC)
Dionysius of Heraclea, Italian Stoic philosopher (fl. 400 BC)
Dionysius the Elder, Syracusan tyrant (c. 431 - 367 BC)
Dionysius the Younger, Syracusan tyrant (about 367 BC - 356 BC))
Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Greek rhetorician and historian (about 50 BC = 7 BC)
Dionysius the Sophist, Greek philosopher
Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac, American (English-born) phusicist, Nobel winner, developed Dirac notation (1902 - 1984)
Senator Everett Dirksen, American democratic politician (1896 - 1969)
Walt Disney, American cartoonist ("Mickey Mouse") and movie maker (1901 - 1966)
Benjamin Disraeli, English statesman and author (son of Isaac D'Israeli) (1805 - 1881)
Isaac D'Israeli, English litterateur (father of Benjamin Disraeli) (1766 - 1848)
Mike Ditka, American football player and coach (1939 - )
Dorothy Dix, American journalist and writer (1870 - 1951)
John A. Dix, American general and statesman (1798 - 1879)
James Henry Dixon, English poet (1803 - 1876)
Bishop George Washington Doane, American ecclesiastic, inspirational writer and poet (1799 - 1859)
Bishop William Croswell Doane, American writer and Episcopal bishop of Albany (1832 - 1913)
Rev. Orlando Thomas Dobbin, Irish clergyman and author (fl. 19th century)
Sydney Thompson Dobell, English poet and critic (1824 - 1874)
Henry Austin Dobson, English poet, critic and biographer (1840 - 1921)
E.L. Doctorow, American author and editor (1931 - )
Rev. Henry Philip Dodd (1828? - )
Philip Doddridge, English clergyman and theological writer (1702 - 1751)
Mary Abigail Dodge, (see Gail Hamilton)
Mary Mapes Dodge, American author and editor (1838 - 1905)
Charles L. Dodgon, (see Lewis Carroll)
Robert Dodsley, English bookseller, dramatist, editor and author (1703 - 1764)
Dogen, Japanese religious leader (1200 - 1253)
Charles Fletcher Dole, American clergyman and writer (1845 - 1927)
Elizabeth Dole, American government official and business executive (1936 - )
Robert "Bob" Dole, American republican politician (1923 - )
Alfred Domett, English poet (1811 - 1887)
Dominic (Domingo de Guzman), Spanish founder of Dominican order and saint (c. 1170 -1221)
Phil Donahue, American television talk show host (1935 - )
Aelius Donatus, Roman grammarian and teacher of rhetoric (c. 356)
J.P. Donleavy, American dramatist and novelist (1926 - )
Dr. John Donne, English poet and divine (1573 - 1631)
Hilda Doolittle (used pseudonym "H.D."), American poet (1886 - 1961)
Carl Van Doren, American author and teacher (1885 - 1950)
Mark Van Doren, American poet and writer (1894 - 1972)
Julia C.R. Dorr, American author (1825 - 1913)
Alfred D'Orsay, French count, fashion leader, painter and scultor, lived in England (1798 - 1852)
John Roderigo Dos Passos, American writer (1896 - 1970)
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist (1821 - 1881)
Thomas Doubleday, English author (1800 - 1870)
Sarah Doudney, English novelist (1843 - 1926)
Bishop Gavin Douglas, Scottish poet (1474 - 1522)
Helen Gahagan Douglas, American actress, opera singer and politician (1900 - 1980)
Michael Douglas, American actor (1944 - )
Norman Douglas, Scottish novelist (1868 - 1952)
William O. Douglas, American supreme court justice (1898 - 1980)
Frederick Douglass, American lecturer and author (1817 - 1895)
Rita Dove, American poet and educator (1952 - )
Lorenzo Dow ("Crazy Dow"), American preacher (1777 - 1834)
Maureen Dowd, American journalist (1952 - )
Bartholomew Dowling, Irish poet and journalist (1823 - 1863)
Colette Dowling, American writer (1938 - )
A.A. Dowty, American humorist (fl. 1873)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Scottish detective-fiction writer (1859 - 1930)
Sir Francis Hastings Doyle, English poet (1810 - 1888)
Margaret Drabble, English novelist and critic (1939 - )
Joseph Rodman Drake, American poet (1795 - 1820)
John William Draper, English chemist and physiologist (1811 - 1882)
Ruth Draper, American actress (1884 - 1956)
Michael Drayton, English poet (1563 - 1631)
Theodore Dreiser, American novelist and editor (1871 - 1945)
Dr. William Drennan, Irish poet and political writer (1754 - 1820)
Marie Dressler, Canadian-American actress (1869 - 1934)
Elizabeth Drew, American journalist and commentator (1935 - )
Droch, (see Robert Bridges)
Peter Drucker, American (Austrian-born) writer (1909 - )
Henry Drummond, Scottish clergyman and naturalist (1851 - 1897)
Thomas Drummond, Scottish engineer and inventor of Drummond light (1797 - 1840)
William Drummond (1), Scottish poet (1585 - 1649)
Sir William Drummond (2), English writer and philosopher (c. 1770 - 1828)
John Dryden, English poet and dramatist (1631 - 1700)
John Dryden and Nathaniel Lee, English dramatists (1631 -1700 / 1658 - 1691)
Diane Duane, American writer
Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas, French poet and diplomatist (1544 - 1590)
W.E.B. Du Bois, American writer and social reformer (1868 - 1963)
Jean Dubuffet, French painter, sculptor and printmaker (1901 - 1985)
Marcel Duchamp, French-American artist (1887 - 1968)
Jean Francois Ducis, French dramatist and adapter of Shakespeare (1733 - 1816)
Mme. Dudevant, (see George Sand)
Charles H. Duell, American Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents
Lady Helen Selina Sheridan Dufferin, English ballad writer (1807 - 1867)
Maureen Duffy, English poet and writer (1933 - )
Raoul Dufy, French painter and designer (1877 - 1953)
Georges Duhamel, French novelist (1884 - 1966)
Jacques Antoine Dulaure, French archeologist and historical writer (1755 - 1835)
John Foster Dulles, American government official (1888 - 1959)
Jacques Du Lorens, French satirical poet (about 1583 - 1650)
Alexandre Dumas fils, French dramatist (1824 - 1895)
Alexandre Dumas pere, French novelist and dramatist (1802 - 1870)
Paul Laurence Dunbar, American poet, novelist and short-story writer (1872 - 1906)
Alice Dunbar-Nelson, American poet and essayist (1875 - 1935)
Isadora Duncan, American dancer (1877 - 1927)
Sara Jeannette Duncan, American writer (1861 - 1922)
John Duncombe, English divine and poet (1729 - 1786)
Lewis Duncombe, English translator of "De Minimis Maxima" (1711 - 1730)
Katherine Dunham, American dancer, choreographer and anthropologist (1910 - )
Finley Peter Dunne, American journalist, author and humorist (1867 - 1936)
Lord Dunsany, Irish novelist (1878 - 1957)
Bishop Felix Antoine Philliert Dupanloup, French prelate and writer (1802 - 1878)
Andre M.J. Dupin, French lawyer and legislator (1826 - 1865)
Ariel Durant, American author (1898 - 1981)
Will Durant, American historian and author (1885 - 1981)
Jimmy Durante, American comedian (1893 - 1980)
Marguerite Duras, French novelist and playwright (1914 - )
Albrecht Durer, German painter and engraver (1471 - 1528)
Thomas Durfee (or D'Urfey), English dramatist and humorist (1653 - 1723)
Emile Durkheim, French sociologist (1858 - 1917)
Leo Durocher, American baseball player and manager (1906 - 1991)
Lawrence George Durrell, English (Indian-born) novelist, poet and travel writer (1912 - 1990)
Eleonora Duse, Italian actress (1858 - 1924)
Claude Du Val (Vall), French highwayman (1643 - 1670)
John Sullivan Dwight, American musical and literary critic and translator (1813 - 1893)
Mary Ann Dwight, American author (1806 - 1858)
Timothy Dwight, American divine, scholar and author (1752 - 1817)
Sir Edward Dyer, English poet and courtier (1543 - 1607)
John Dyer, Welsh English clergyman and poet (1700 - 1758)
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, American psychologist (1940 - )
Bob Dylan, American singer and song writer (1941 - )
Freeman John Dyson, English physicist (1923 - )

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John Eachard, English divine and teacher (1636? - 1697)
Eadmer (Edmer), English ecclesiastic, historian and biographer (1060? - 1124?)
Amelia Earhart, American aviatrix (1898 - 1937)
Rev. John East, English clergyman (early 19th century)
Rev. Thomas East, English clergyman (1540? - 1608?)
Max Eastman, American author (1883 - 1969)
Edward B. Eastwick, English orientalist (1814 - 1883)
Clint Eastwood, American actor and director (1930 - )
Dorman Bridgman Eaton, American lawyer and civil service reformer (1823 - 1899)
Abba Eban, Israeli diplomat (1915 - )
Joseph W. Ebbsworth, English poet, miscellaneous writer and editor of ballads (1824 - 1908)
Isabelle Eberhardt, Russian traveler (1877 - 1904)
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Austrian novelist (1830 - 1916)
Meister Eckhart, German Christian mystic (c. 1260 - 1327)
Umberto Eco, Italian novelist (1932 - )
Sir Arthur Eddington, British astrophysicist (1882 - 1944)
Mrs. Mary Baker Glover Eddy, American founder of Christian Science (1821 - 1910)
Marian Wright Edelman, American social reformer, lawyer and author (1939 - )
Anthony Eden, English politician (1897 - 1977)
Maria Edgeworth, English children's author (1767 - 1849)
Thomas Alva Edison, American inventor (1847 - 1931)
Amelia B. Edwards, English novelist, writer and Egyptologist (1831 - 1892)
Richard Edwards, English dramatic poet (1523 - 1566)
Tryon Edwards (1809 - 1894)
John Edwin, English comedian (1749 - 1794)
Richard Eedes (Edes), English Dean of Worcester (1555 - 1604)
Maurice Francis Egan, American translator, novelist, essayist, editor and diplomatist (1852 - 1924)
Archibald William M. Eglington, British statesman (1812 - 1861)
Barbara Ehrenreich, American writer (1941 - )
Gretel Ehrlich, American writer
Manfred Eigen, German physical chemist (1927 - )
Albert Einstein, American (German-born) theoretical physicist (1879 - 1955)
Loren Eiseley, American anthropologist, educator and author (1907 - 1977)
Dwight David Eisenhower, American 34th president of U.S. (1890 - 1969)
Alfred Eisenstaedt, American (German-born) photographer (1898 - 1995)
John Scott Eldon (Earl of Eldon), English jurist (1751 - 1838)
Paul Eldridge, American educator, novelist and poet (1888 - 1982)
Elia, (see Charles Lamb)
Charles William Eliot, American educator, writer and scholar (1834 - 1926)
George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross), English novelist and poet (1819 - 1880)
T.S. Eliot (Thomas Stearns Eliot), American poet, critic and playwright (1888 - 1965)
Elizabeth I, English ruler (1533 - 1603)
Elizabeth II, British ruler (1926 - )
Queen Mother Elizabeth, British royalty (1900 - )
Scott Elledge, American professor at Cornell University
Lord Edward Law Ellenborough, English chief justice (1750 - 1818)
Linda Ellerbee, American broadcast journalist (1944 - )
William Ellerton, English (fl. 1569?)
Duke Ellington, American bandleader and song writer (1899 - 1974)
Ebenezer Elliott, English poet ("The Corn Law Rhymer") (1781 - 1849)
Jane Elliott, English poet (1727 - 1805)
Sir Henry Ellis, English antiquarian and librarian of British Museum (1777 - 1869)
Henry Havelock Ellis, English sexologist (1859 - 1939)
Mrs. Sarah Stickney Ellis, English author (1812 - 1872)
Ralph Ellison, American author (1914 - 1994)
Erastus W. Ellsworth, American poet (1823 - 1908)
Lord John Elphinstone, English governor of Madras and Bombay (1807 - 1860)
Friar John Elston, English friar (fl. 1540)
Mrs. Foster Ely, American poet (living 20th century)
Sir Thomas Elyot, English diplomatist and author (1490? - 1546)
Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist and poet (1803 - 1882)
Robert Emmet, Irish patriot (1780 - 1803)
Daniel Decatur Emmett, American song writer (1815 - 1904)
Friedrich Engels, German philosopher (1820 - 1895)
Paul Engle, American poet and author (1908 - 1991)
Sir Henry Charles Englefield, English antiquary (1752 - 1822)
Thomas Dunn English, American poet and writer (1819 - 1902)
Quintus Ennius, Calabrian Roman epic poet (about 239 BC - 169 BC)
Nora Ephron, American author and screenwriter (1941 - )
Epicharmus, Dorian comic poet and Pythagorean philosopher (540? BC - 450 BC)
Epictetus, Greek (Phrygian) philosopher (55 - 135)
Epicurus, Greek philosopher (341 BC - 271 BC)
Desiderius Gerhard Erasmus, Dutch scholar, philosopher and writer (1465 - 1536)
Louise Erdrich, American Indian Chippewa writer and poet (1954 - )
Henry Erskine, Scottish orator, wit and Lord Advocate (1746 - 1817)
John Erskine (1), Scottish reformer (1509 - 1591)
John Erskine (2), Scottish divine and theologian (1721? - 1803)
John Erskine (3), American educator, musician, poet, essayist and novelist (1879 - 1951)
Susan Ertz, English (American-born) novelist (1894 - 1985)
Sam Ervin, American politician (1896 - 1985)
M.C. Escher, Dutch graphic artist (1898 - 1972)
Essex, (see Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex)
Henri Etienne (Estienne), French printer and scholar (1528 - 1598)
Ruth Etting, American singer (1897 - 1978)
Euclid, Greek geometer (c. 323 BC - 283 BC)
Euripides, Greek tragic poet (485 BC - 406 BC)
Eustathius, Greek archbishop of Thessalonica and classical commentator ( - 1198)
Dr. Abel Evans, English divine and poet (1679 - 1737)
Bergen Evans, American lexicographer and educator (1904 - 1978)
Mari Evans, American poet, educator and editor (1923 - )
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, British journalist and writer (20th century)
John Evelyn, English virtuoso and diarist (1620 - 1706)
David Everett, American editor and writer (1769 - 1813)
Edward Everett, American statesman, orator and scholar (1794 - 1865)
Medgar Evers, American civil rights leader (1925 - 1963)
Charles de Saint Denis Evremond, French litterateur. wit and courtier (1613 - 1703)
William Ewart, English scholar and politician (1798 - 1869)
W.N. Ewer, poet (20th century)
Margaret Eytinge, American actress and author
Abraham ben Meir Ibn Ezra, Jewish (Spanish-born) commentator, poet, philosopher and astronomer (c. 1089 - 1164)

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Rev. Frederick William Faber, English priest and writer (1815 - 1863)
Fabius (Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus) (Cunctator), Roman general and statesman (- 203 BC)
Clifton Fadiman, American radio performer and author (1904 - )
Emile Faguet, French writer and critic (1847 - 1916)
Harris C. Fahnstock, American financier (1835 - 1914)
Douglas Fairbanks, American actor (1883 - 1939)
Edward Fairfax, British writer (1580 - 1635)
Frederick William Fairholt, English artist, engraver and antiquary (1814 - 1866)
William Falconer, Scottish poet (1732 - 1769)
Oriana Fallaci, Italian writer and journalist (1930 - )
Susan Faludi, American writer and feminist (1959 - )
Julian C.H. Fane, English poet (1827 - 1870)
Frantz Fanon, French West Indian psychoanalyst and writer (1925 - 1961)
Catherine M. Fanshawe, English author and verse writer (1765 - 1834)
Michael Faraday, English physicist and chemist (1791 - 1867)
Eliza Wood Burhans Farnham, American social reformer and lecturer (1815 - 1864)
Jeffrey Farnol, English novelist (1878 - 1952)
George Farquhar, Irish dramatist (1678 - 1707)
David G. Farragut, American naval admiral (1801 - 1870)
Louis Farrakhan, American religious leader (1933 - )
Frederic William Farrar, English novelist, philologist, religious writer and clergyman (1831 - 1903)
Howard Fast, American writer (1914 - )
William Faulkner, American novelist (1897 - 1962)
Mrs. Frederic J. Faulks ("Theodosia Pickering Garrison"), American poet and author (1874 - 1944)
Jessie Redmon Fauset, American poet and novelist (1882 - 1961)
Charles Simon Favart, French dramatist and writer (1710 - 1792)
Edgar Fawcett, American-English novelist and poet (1847 - 1904)
W.M.L. Fay, English poet (20th century)
Kenneth Fearing, American novelist and poet (1902 - 1961)
William Feather, American author and publisher (1889 - 1981)
Jules Feiffer, American cartoonist and screenwriter (1929 - )
Dianne Feinstein, American democratic politician (1933 - )
Federico Fellini, Italian film director (1920 - 1993)
Owen Felltham (Feltham), English moralist and miscellaneous writer (1602? - 1668)
Francois de Salignac Fenelon, French theologian and author (1651 - 1715)
Lei Feng, Chinese soldier and Maoist icon of selfless service (1940 - 1962)
Elijah Fenton, English poet (1683 - 1730)
Millicent Fenwick, American diplomat and congresswoman (1910 - 1992)
Edna Ferber, American novelist (1885 - 1968)
Ferdinand I, Spanish emperor of Germany (1503 - 1564)
Charles Ferguson, American clergyman, lawyer, economist and writer (1863 - )
Sir Samuel Ferguson, Irish poet (1810 - 1886)
James Fergusson, Scottish architect and architectural writer (1808 - 1886)
Robert Fergusson, Scottish poet (1750 - 1774)
Enrico Fermi, American (Italian-born) atomic physicist (1901 - 1954)
Fanny Fern (pseudonym of Sara Willis Payson Parton), American writer (1811 - 1872)
Geraldine Ferraro, American politician (1935 - )
John Ferriar, English physician and medical writer (1761 - 1815)
Louis Ferrier, French poet (1652 - 1721)
Richard J. Ferris, American president of United Airlines (20th century)
Henri Francois de la Ferte, French marshal (1657 - 1703)
William Pitt Fessenden, American financier, statesman and U.S. senator (1806 - 1869)
Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach, German philosopher and skeptic (1804 - 1872)
Johann Gottlieb Fichte, German philosopher (1762 - 1814)
Eugene Field, American poet, journalist, humorist and lecturer (1850 - 1895)
Joanna Field, English psychologist (1900 - )
Marshall Field, American merchant (1834 - 1906)
Nathaniel Field, English actor and dramatist (1587 - 1633)
Rachel Field, American children's author (1894 - 1942)
Sally Field, American actress (1946 - )
Stephen Johnson Field, American jurist (1816 - 1899)
Henry Fielding, English novelist (1707 - 1754)
Debbi Fields, American business executive (1956 - )
James Thomas Fields, American publisher, essaying and litterateur (1816 - 1881)
W.C. Fields, American actor and comedian (1880 - 1946)
Eva Figes, German English writer (1932 - )
Vicenzo da Filicaja, Italian poet (1642 - 1707)
Millard Fillmore, American 13th president of U.S. (1800 - 1874)
Francis Miles Finch, American poet and lawyer (1827 - 1907)
Ronald Firbank, American novelist (1886 - 1926)
Abul Qasim Mansur Firdusi (or Firdausi or Firdousee), Khorassan Persian epic poet (about 940 - 1020)
Harvey S. Firestone, American industrialist (1868 - 1938)
Giles Firmin, English physician, nonconformist minister and theological writer (1614 - 1697)
Bobby Fischer, American chess master (1943 - )
Ernst Fischer, German chemist and educator (1918 - )
Elizabeth Fishel, American writer
Carrie Fisher, American actress and author (1956 - )
Dorothy Canfield Fisher, American author and essayist (1879 - 1958)
Lord John Arbutnoth Fisher of Kilverstone, English first sea Lord of Admiralty and writer (1841 - 1920)
Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher (M.F.K. Fisher), American culinary expert and author (1908 - 1992)
Rudolph Fisher, American novelist and physician (1897 - 1934)
Minnie Maddern Fiske, American actress (1865 - 1932)
Albert H. Fitz, American song writer (living early 20th century)
Charles Fitzgeffrey (Fitzjeffrey), English poet and clergyman (1575? - 1638)
Edward FitzGerald, English poet and translator (1809 - 1883)
Ella Fitzgerald, American jazz singer (1917 - 1996)
F. Scott Fitzgerald, American author (1896 - 1940)
Zelda Fitzgerald, American writer and celebrity relative (1900 - 1948)
Bernice Fitz-Gibbon, American advertising executive (1895 - 1982)
Robert Fitzsimmons, New Zealander boxer (1862 - 1917)
Prof. A.H. Oswald Flamm, German scientist (1861 - )
Janet Flanner, American journalist (1892 - 1978)
Thomas Flatman, English poet and miniature painter (1637 - 1688)
Gustave Flaubert, French novelist (1821 - 1880)
John Flavel (1), English logician (1596 - 1617)
Rev. John Flavel (2), English Presbyterian divine (1630 - 1691)
James Elroy Flecker (1884 - 1915)
Richard Flecknoe, Irish priest, poet and dramatist (c. 1620 - c. 1678)
Bishop William Fleetwood, English bishop, theologian scholar and theological writer (1656 - 1723)
Alice McDonald Fleming, English poet (fl. 1900)
Ian Fleming, English novelist (1908 - 1964)
Andrew Fletcher (Lord Innerpeffer) (1), Scottish judge ( - 1650)
Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun (2), Scottish patriot, writer and orator (1653 - 1716)
Giles Fletcher (the Younger), English poet (about 1588 - 1623)
John Fletcher, English dramatist (1579 - 1625)
Phineas Fletcher, English poet (1584 - 1650)
Maria de Fleury (fl. 1773 - 1791)
J.P. Claris de Florian, French novelist and poet (1755 - 1794)
John Florio, English teacher, writer, translator and lexicographer (1553? - 1625)
Lucius Annaeus Florus, Roman historian (living in 125)
Roswell P. Flower, American governor of New York (1834 - 1899)
General Ferdinand Foch, French field marshal, commander of Allied forces in World War I (1851 - 1929)
James William Foley, American journalist and writer of sketches and verse (1874 - 1939')
Ken Follett, English (Welsh-born) novelist (1949 - )
Jane Fonda, American actress and political activist (1937 - )
Lynn Fontanne, American actress (1887 - 1983)
Bernard de Bovier de Fontenelle, French author (1657 - 1757)
Margot Fonteyn, English dancer (1919 - )
Michael Foot, English politician and journalist (1913 - )
Samuel Foote, English dramatist and author (1720 - 1777)
B.C. Forbes, Scottish journalist (1880 - 1954)
Malcolm S. Forbes, American publisher and editor (1919 - 1990)
Betty Ford, American first lady, dancer and philanthropist (1918 - )
Ford Madox Ford (originally Hueffer), English author (1873 - 1939)
Gerald Rudolph Ford, American 38th president of U.S. (1913 - )
Harrison Ford, American actor (1942 - )
Henry Ford, American car manufacturer (1863 - 1947)
John Ford, English dramatist (1586 - 1640)
John Sean O'Feeny Ford, American director (1895 - 1973)
Mrs. Lena Guilbert Ford, American poet, killed in London during World War I air raid (1870 - 1916)
Paul Leicester Ford, American historian and novelist (1865 - 1902)
Tennessee Ernie Ford, American singer and actor (1919 - 1991)
Thomas Forde (Ford), English satirical writer (fl. 1660)
James Fordyce, Scottish author and divine (1720 - 1796)
George Foreman, American boxer (1949 - )
Simon Forman, English astrologer and alleged quack physician (1552 - 1611)
E.M. Forster, English novelist (1879 - 1970)
John Forster, English historian and biographer (1812 - 1876)
Frederick Forsyth, English novelist (1938 - )
James Forten, American businessman (1766 - 1842)
Sir John Fortescue, English jurist and legal writer (1394? - 1476)
Scipione Fortinguerra (Carteromachus), Italian philologist (1466 - 1515)
Fortunatus, Ceneda Bishop of Poictiers and Latin poet (530 - )
T. Thomas Fortune, American journalist and editor (1856 - 1928)
Harry Emerson Fosdick, American Baptist minister (1878 - 1969)
Sam Walter Foss, American poet and librarian (1858 - 1911)
Hon. Sir George Eulas Foster, Canadian minister of Trade & Commerce, writer and statesman (1847 - 1931)
John Foster, English clergyman and essayist (1770 - 1843)
Stephen Collins Foster, American song writer (1826 - 1864)
Martin Fotherby, English bishop of Salisbury (1549? - 1620)
Michel Foucault, English historian and philosopher (1926 - 1984)
Joseph Fouche, French prominent Jacobin (1763 - 1820)
Charles Fourier, French social theorist (1772 - 1837)
Edouard Fournier, French critic and litterateur (1819 - 1880)
Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler (Mrs. A.L. Felkin), English novelist (1860 - 1929)
F.G. Fowler, English lexicographer and grammarian (1870 - 1918)
F.G. Fowler and H.W. Fowler, English lexicographers and grammarians (1870 - 1918 / 1858 - 1933)
Gene Fowler, American journalist and biographer (1890 - 1960)
H.W. Fowler, English lexicographer and grammarian (1858 - 1933)
John Fowles, English novelist (1926 - )
Charles James Fox, English government official (1749 - 1806)
John William Fox (John Fox Jr.), American novelist (1863 - 1919)
Michael J. Fox, American actor (1961 - )
Jeff Foxworthy, American comedian (1958 - )
Janet Frame, New Zealander novelist, short-story writer and poet (1924 - )
Martin le Franc, French poet (dies about 1460)
Anatole France, French novelist, dramatist and poet (1844 - 1924)
Francis I (Francois), French king of France (1494 - 1547)
Rev. Philip Francis, Irish translator (about 1708 - 1773)
Harry A. Franck, American writer and world traveler (1881 - 1962)
Richard Franck, English writer (1624 - 1708)
Anne Frank, German-Dutch diarist (1929 - 1945)
Felix Frankfurter, American supreme court justice (1882 - 1965)
Aretha Franklin, American rhythm and blues singer (1942 - )
Benjamin Franklin, American philosopher and statesman (1706 - 1790)
John Hope Franklin, American educator and historian (1915 - )
James Baillie Fraser, Scottish traveler and novelist (1783 - 1856)
Charles Frazier, American novelist (1950 - )
E. Franklin Frazier, American sociologist and educator (1894 - 1962)
Joe Frazier, American boxer (1944 - )
Frederick the Great (Frederick II), Prussian king of Prussia (1740-1786) (1712 - 1786)
E.A. Freeman, English historian (1823 - 1892)
Marilyn French, American writer (1929 - )
Philip Freneau, American poet and journalist (1752 - 1832)
John Hookham Frere, English poet (1769 - 1846)
Anna Freud, Austrian psychoanalyst (1895 - 1982)
Sigmund Freud, Austrian psychoanalyst (1856 - 1939)
Nancy Friday, American writer (1937 - )
Betty Friedan, American feminist, activist and writer (1921 - )
Milton Friedman, American economist (1912 - )
Patricia Fripp, English-American business speaker and author
Max Frisch, Swiss novelist and dramatist (1911 - 1991)
Charles Frohman, American theatrical manager (1860 - 1915)
Jean Froissart, French poet and chronicler (1337 - 1410)
Erich Fromm, German-American psychoanalyst (1900 - 1980)
David Frost, English broadcaster and writer (1939 - )
Robert Lee Frost, American poet and psychologist (1874 - 1963)
Nathaniel L. Frothingham,D.D., American poet and translator (1793 - 1870)
James Anthony Froude, English historian (1818 - 1894)
Christopher Fry, English dramatist and playwright (1907 - )
Elizabeth Fry, English Quaker prison reformer (1780 - 1845)
Stephen Fry (1957 - )
Northrop Frye, Canadian literary critic and educator (1912 - 1991)
Carlos Fuentes, Mexican novelist, playwright, critic and diplomat (1928 - )
J. William Fulbright, American politician, lawyer and teacher (1905 - 1995)
Robert Fulghum, American author (1937 - )
Frances McCartney Fulke-Greville, English poet (18th century)
Margaret Fuller, American critic, lecturer, social reformer and writer (1810 - 1850)
Margaret W. Fuller, American poet, playwright and novelist (1872 - 1954)
Richard Buckminster Fuller, American architect and author (1895 - 1983)
Sam Fuller, American movie director (1912 - 1997)
Thomas Fuller, English author and divine (1608 - 1661)

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G:
Zsa Zsa Gabor, Hungarian actress (1919 - )
William Gaddis, American novelist (1922 - 1998)
Thomas Gage, British missionary and writer (1597 - 1655)
Ernest J. Gaines, American author (1933 - )
John Kenneth Galbraith, American economist, diplomat and author (1908 - )
Charles Burleigh Galbreath, American poet, librarian, biographer, historian and economist (1858 - 1934)
Claudius Galen (or Galenus), Greek physician and medical writer (c. 130 - 201)
Tony Galento, American heavyweight boxer (1910 - 1979)
Richard Lawson Gales, English poet and essayist (1862 - 1927)
Abbe Ferdinando Galiani, Italian economist (1728 - 1787)
Galilei Galileo, Italian physicist and astronomer (1564 - 1642)
Richard Gall, Scottish poet (1776 - 1801)
Richard Le Gallienne, English poet, critic, writer and man of letters (1866 - 1947)
Caius Cornelius Gallus, Roman poet and soldier (66 BC - 26 AD)
John Galsworthy, English author and dramatist (1867 - 1933)
Francis Galton, English scientist and explorer (1822 - 1911)
Leon Gambetta, French statesman (1838 - 1882)
"Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Indian Hindu nationalist leader (1869 - 1948)
Indira Gandhi, Indian philosopher and political leader (1917 - 1984)
William Channing Gannett, American clergyman and litterateur (1840 - 1923)
Joe Garagiola, American baseball player and sportscaster (1926 - )
Greta Garbo, Swedish actress (1905 - 1990)
Jerry Garcia, American musician and singer (1942 - 1995)
Major Augustus P. Gardner, American soldier and sportsman (1865 - 1918)
Ava Gardner, American actress (1922 - 1990)
Ed Gardner, American radio comedian (1901 - 1963)
John W. Gardner, American writer and government official (1912 - )
James Abram Garfield, American 20th president of U.S., general and statesman (1831 - 1881)
Judy Garland, American actress and singer (1922 - 1969)
John Nance Garner, American politician and vice-president (1868 - 1967)
Henry Highland Garnet, American clergyman and abolitionist (1815 - 1882)
Richard Garnett, English author (1835 - 1906)
David Garrick, English actor and playwright (1716 - 1779)
Theodosia Pickering Garrison, (see Mrs. Frederic J. Faulks)
William Lloyd Garrison, American journalist (1805 - 1879)
Sir Samuel Garth, English physician and poet (1670 - 1718)
Marcus Garvey, Jamaican political leader (1887 - 1940)
George Gascoigne, English poet (1535 - 1577)
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, English novelist and short-story writer (1810 - 1865)
Jose Ortega y Gasset, Spanish philosopher and humanist (1883 - 1955)
Thomas Gataker, English divine and critic (1574 - 1654)
Ellen M.H. Gates, American poet and writer (1835 - 1920)
Henry Louis Gates,Jr., American educator, critic and author (1950 - )
William ("Bill") H. Gates, American business executive (1955 - )
Paul Gauguin, French painter (1848 - 1903)
Philippe de Lille Gaultier (Gautier) ("D. Chatillon"), French poet ( - 1201)
Pierre Jules Theophile Gautier, French poet and novelist (1811 - 1872)
Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician, physicist and astronomer (1777 - 1855)
Theophile Gautier, French litterateur and critic (c. 1811 - 1872)
John Gay, English poet and dramatist (1685 - 1732)
Marvin Gaye, American rhythm and blues singer (1939 - 1984)
Addison Gayle,Jr., American educator, critic and author (1932 - )
Alexander Geddes, Scottish Roman Catholic divine and poet (1737 - 1802)
Theodore Seuss Geisel, (see Dr. Seuss)
Bob Geldof, Irish actor, musician and singer (1954 - )
Christian Furchtegott Gellert, German poet and writer (1715 - 1769)
Martha Gellhorn, American journalist and author (1908 - 1998)
Aulus Gellius, Roman writer (c. 117 - c. 180)
Harold S. Geneen, American businessman (1910 - )
Jean Genet, French dramatist and author (1910 - 1986)
George III, British ruler (1738 - 1820)
King George IV, English ruler (1762 - 1830)
King George V, English ruler (1865 - 1936)
King George VI, English (1895 - 1952)
Henry George, American social reformer and economist (1839 - 1897)
Phyllis George, American sportscaster (1949 - )
James Watson Gerard, American lawyer, judge, politician, diplomat, ambassador to Germany (1867 - 1951)
Paul Gerhard, German Protestant divine and poet (1607 - 1676)
Katherine F. Gerould, American writer (1879 - 1944)
Ira Gershwin and Du Bose Heyward, American song writers (1896 - 1983 and 1885 - 1940)
Salomon Gessner (Gesner), Swiss poet and artist (1730 - 1787)
J. Paul Getty, American oil man and industrialist (1892 - 1976)
Georgie Anne Geyer, American columnist and journalist (1935 - )
Alberto Giacometti, Swiss artist and sculptor (1901 - 1966)
A. Bartlett Giamatti, American university administrator and baseball executive (1938 - 1989)
Edward Gibbon, English historian (1737 - 1794)
James Sloan Gibbons, American financier and philanthropist (1815 - 1892)
Kaye Gibbons, American novelist (1960 - )
Thomas Gibbons, English clergyman and author (1720 - 1785)
Sir Philip Gibbs, English journalist and novelist (1877 - 1962)
Kahlil Gibran, Syrian writer and painter (1883 - 1931)
Althea Gibson, American tennis player (1927 - )
Bob Gibson, American baseball player (1935 - )
Edmund Richard "Hoot" Gibson, American movie actor (western and cowboy films) (1892 - 1962)
William Gibson, American science-fiction writer (1948 - )
William Hamilton Gibson, American artist and author (1850 - 1896)
Andre Gide, French novelist and essayist (1869 - 1951)
Humphrey Gifford, English poet (1550 - 1600)
William Gifford, English critic and author (1756 - 1826)
Clinton Wallace Gilbert (1871 - 1933)
Gabriel Gilbert, French dramatic poet (1610? - 1680?)
William S. Gilbert, English comedic and satirical writer (1836 - 1911)
Richard Watson Gilder, American poet, editor and writer (1844 - 1909)
Robert Gilfillan, Scottish poet (1798 - 1850)
Brendan Gill, American critic and author (1914 - )
Eric Gill, English sculptor, engraver and author (1882 - 1940)
Dizzy Gillespie, American jazz trumpeter, musician, composer and bandleader (1917 - 1993)
Thomas Gillespie, Scottish educator and writer (1777 - 1844)
William Gillespie, Scottish poet (1776 - 1825)
Carol Gilligan, American writer and researcher
Caroline Gilman, American author (1794 - 1888)
Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman, American economist, lecturer, author and feminist (1860 - 1935)
Dorothy Gilman, American mystery novelist (1923 - )
Hermione Gingold, English actress (1897 - 1987)
Newt Gingrich, American politician (1943 - )
Allen Ginsberg, American poet and novelist (1926 - 1997)
Natalia Ginzburg, Italian author (1916 - 1991)
Nikki Giovanni, American author and poet (1943 - )
Arturo Giovannitti, American (Italian-born) poet (1882 - 1959)
George Gipp, American footballer (1895 - 1920)
Delphine de Girardin, French novelist and poet (1804 - 1855)
Jean Giraudoux, French dramatist, novelist and diplomat (1882 - 1944)
Dorothy Gish, American actress (1898 - 1968)
Lillian Gish, American entertainer (1893 - 1993)
Rudolph Giuliani, American politician and mayor of New York
Giuseppe Giusti, Italian satiric poet (1809 - 1850)
Washington Gladden, American clergyman and author (1836 - 1918)
Rt. Hon. William Ewart Gladstone, English statesman and author (1809 - 1898)
Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow, American writer and poet (1874 - 1945)
Hannah Glasse, English writer on cookery (living 1747)
Jackie Gleason, American actor and comedian (1916 - 1987)
Johann W.L. Gleim, German poet (1719 - 1803)
Elinor Glyn, English (Jersey-born) novelist and short-story writer (1864 - 1943)
George Gobel, American comedian (1919 - 1991)
Jean-Luc Godard, French director (1930 - )
Rumer Godden, English novelist (1907 - 1998)
Gail Godwin, American novelist, short-story writer and journalist (1937 - )
William Godwin, English novelist, philosopher and writer (1756 - 1836)
Joseph Goebbels, German political leader (1897 - 1945)
Hermann Goering, German political leader (1893 - 1946)
George Washington Goethals, American engineer and soldier (1858 - 1928)
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet (1749 - 1832)
Vincent van Gogh, Dutch painter (1853 - 1890)
Arthur J. Goldberg, American supreme court justice and ambassador (1908 - 1990)
Isaac Goldberg, American writer and critic (1887 - 1938)
Myla Goldberg, American author (late 20th century)
Whoopi Goldberg, American actress and comedienne (1949 - )
Louis Golding, English novelist and essayist (1895 - 1958)
William Golding, English novelist (1911 - 1993)
Emma Goldman, American anarchist (1869 - 1940)
Goldoni, Italian writer of comedies (1707 - 1793)
James Goldsmith, French financier (1933 - 1997)
Oliver Goldsmith, Irish poet and prose writer (1728 - 1774)
Barry Goldwater, American republican politician (1909 - 1998)
Samuel Goldwyn, American producer (1882 - 1974)
Edmond de Goncourt, French diarist (1822 - 1896)
John Mason Good, English physician and author (1764 - 1827)
Dora Read Goodale, American poet (1866 - 1915)
Elaine Goodale (Mrs. Charles A. Eastman), American poet (1863 - 1953)
Ellen Goodman, American journalist (1941 - )
Paul Goodman, American author, poet and educator (1911 - 1972)
Barnaby Googe, English poet and translator (about 1538 - 1594)
Mikhail Gorbachev, Russian political leader (1931 - )
Nadine Gordimer, South African novelist (1923 - )
Adam Lindsay Gordon, Australian poet (1833 - 1870)
Ruth Gordon, American actress (1896 - 1985)
Leontinus Gorgias, Greek sophist and rhetorician (483 BC - 375 BC)
Maxim Gorky, Russian novelist, short-story writer and dramatist (1868 - 1936)
Rt. Hon. Sir William Edward Goschen, English diplomatist and statesman (1847 - 1924)
Stephen Gosson, English divine and dramatist (1554 - 1623)
John B. Gough, American (English-born) temperance lecturer (1817 - 1886)
Hannah Flagg Gould, American poet (1789 - 1865)
Stephen Jay Gould, American palaeontologist and evolutionary biologist (1941 - 2002)
Charles Francis Gounod, French composer (1818 - 1893)
Remy de Gourmont, French novelist, poet, playwright and philosopher (1858 - 1915)
John Gower ("The Moral Gower"), English poet (about 1325 - 1408)
Betty Grable, American actress (1916 - 1973)
Caius Sempronius Gracchus, Roman statesman and orator (159? BC - 121 BC)
Baltasar Gracian, Spanish philosopher (1601 - 1658)
Gerald Grafton, Scottish song writer (early 20th century)
Gerald Grafton and Sir Harry Lauder (MacLennan), Scottish song writers and performer ((early 1900's / 1870 - 1950))
Richard Grafton, English chronicler and printer (- c. 1572)
Billy Graham, American evangelist (1918 - )
Joyce Maxtone Graham, (see Jan Struther)
Katharine Graham, American newspaper executive (1917 - )
Martha Graham, American dancer and choreographer (1894 - 1994)
Sheilah Graham, American columnist (1904 - 1988)
Virginia Graham, American actress and TV personality (1912 - 1998)
James Grahame, Scottish poet and divine (1765 - 1811)
Kenneth Grahame, Scottish author (1859 - 1932)
James Grainger, Scottish poet and physician (about 1723 - 1767)
Phil Gramm, American republican politician (1942 - )
Antonio Gramsci, Italian intellectual and politician (1891 - 1937)
Mrs. Anne Grant of Carron, Scottish author and poet (1755 - 1838)
Cary Grant, American (English-born) actor (1904 - 1986)
Ulysses Simpson Grant, American general and 18th president of U.S. (1822 - 1885)
Lord G.G. Leveson-Gower Granville, English earl, statesman and foreign secretary (1815 - 1891)
George Granville (Lord Landsdowne), English statesman and poet (1667 - 1735)
Ella T. Grasso, American politician (1919 - 1981)
Richard Graves, English divine and writer (1715 - 1804)
Robert Graves, Irish novelist, poet and writer (1895 - 1985)
Dominici de Gravina, Italian historian (living 1330 - 1350)
John Gray, writer (1951 - )
Thomas Gray, English poet, prose writer and scholar (1716 - 1771)
Horace Greeley, American newspaper editor and reformer (1811 - 1872)
Anna Katharine Green, American novelist (1846 - 1936)
Matthew Green, English poet (1696 - 1737)
Albert G. Greene, American poet (1802 - 1868)
Edward Burnaby Greene, English poet and translator (1740? - 1788)
George A. Greene, English dramatist (circa 1558 - 1592)
Graham Henry Greene, English novelist (1904 - 1991)
Robert Greene, English dramatist (1560 - 1592)
Robert Greene and Thomas Lodge, English dramatists (1560 - 1592 / 1558? - 1625)
Germaine Greer, English reformer, author and educator (1939 - )
Gregory I, "The Great", Roman Pope who reformed Church service (c. 540 - 604)
Pope Gregory VII (Hildebrand), Tuscan pope (about 1015 - 1085)
Dick Gregory, American comedian, author and political activist (1932 - )
Stephen (Etienne) de Grellet, French traveller, Quaker and evangelist (1773 - 1855)
Jean B.L. Gresset, French poet (1709 - 1777)
Rev. J. Greswell, English (c. 1820)
Wayne Gretzky, Canadian ice-hockey player (1961 - )
Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville, English diarist (1794 - 1865)
Fulke Greville (Lord Brooke), English poet (1554 - 1628)
Lord Grey of Fallodon, English liberal politician (1862 - 1933)
Lord Edward Grey (Grey of Fallodon), English viscount, diplomatist and sec'y of state for foreign affairs (1862 - 1933)
Zane Grey, American novelist (1875 - 1939)
Gerald Griffin, Irish novelist, poet and dramatist (1803 - 1840)
Susan Griffin, American poet, writer and educator
Martha Wright Griffiths, American politician (1912 - )
Angelina Grimke, American abolitionist and women's rights advocate (1805 - 1879)
Charlotte Forten Grimke, American educator and diarist (1837 - 1914)
Francis J. Grimke, American pastor (1850 - 1937)
Nicholas Grimoald (Grimald or Grimalde), English poet and translator (1519 - 1562)
John Grisham, American writer (1955 - )
Alfred Whitney Griswold, American educator and historian (1906 - 1963)
Lewis Grizzard, American writer (1946 - 1996)
Grobianus, German student (fl. 1549)
Walter Gropius, German architect (1883 - 1969)
George Grossmith, English actor, singer and writer (1847 - 1912)
Weedon Grossmith, English writer (1854 - 1919)
Hugo Grotius, Dutch theologian and historian (1583 - 1645)
Sidney Grundy, English dramatist (1848 - 1914)
Andreas Gryphius, German poet and dramatist (1616 - 1664)
Giambattista Guarini, Italian poet (1537 - 1612)
Philip Guedalla, English historian and biographer (1889 - 1944)
Edgar A. Guest, American poet, miscellaneous writer and journalist (1881 - 1959)
Judith Guest, American novelist (1936 - )
Che Guevara, Argentinian revolutionary (1928 - 1967)
Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Argentinian revolutionary (1928 - 1967)
Antonio Guevera, Spanish bishop ( - 1548)
Franceso Guicciardini, Italian historian and dramatist (1482 - 1540)
Louise Imogen Guiney, English (American-born) poet (1861 - 1920)
Arthur Guiterman, American (Austrian-born) humorist, poet, journalist and librettist (1871 - 1943)
Sacha Guitry, French filmmaker, dramatist and actor (1885 - 1957)
John Gunther, American journalist (1901 - 1970)
George Gurdjieff, Russian adept, teacher and writer (c. 1872 - 1949)
Dorothy Frances Gurney, English poet (living 1920)
Woody Guthrie, American folksinger and song writer (1912 - 1967)
Jeanne Guyet (about 1634 - 1689)

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Robert Haas, M.D.
William Habington, English poet (1605 - 1645)
Gen. Sir John Hackett, et al.
Moses Hadas, translator and writer (1900 - 1966)
Hadrian (Adrian), Publius Hadrianus Aelius, Roman emperor (76 - 138)
Mohammed Shems-ed-Deen Hafiz, Persian poet (c. 1300 - 1388)
Samuel Miller Hageman, American Presbyterian clergyman and poet (1848 - 1905)
Walter Hagen, American golfer (1892 - 1969)
Karl Rudolph Hagenback, Swiss Protestant theologian and writer (1831 - 1874)
Marvin Hagler, American boxer (1952 - )
William Hague, English conservative politician (1961 - )
Sir Douglas Haig, Scottish commander of British and French forces in Belgium (1861 - 1928)
Roderick L. Haig-Brown, American conservationist and writer (1908 - 1976)
Arthur Hailey, English novelist (1920 - )
George Halas, American football coach (1895 - 1983)
H.R. Haldeman, American U.S. presidential assistant (1929 - 1993)
Clara McBride Hale, American social reformer (1905 - 1992)
Edward Everett Hale, American clergyman and author (1822 - 1909)
Sir Matthew Hale, English judge and historian (1609 - 1676)
Nathan Hale, American patriot (1755 - 1776)
Mrs. Sarah Josepha Hale, American journalist, author and poet (1788 - 1879)
John Hales ("The Ever Memorable"), English scholar and divine (1584 - 1656)
Alex Haley, American novelist and journalist (1921 - 1992)
Robert Half, American personnel-agency executive (1918 - )
Thomas Chandler Haliburton (used pseudonym Sam Slick), Canadian jurist and author (1796 - 1865)
Edward F. Halifax, English statesman (1881 - 1959)
Bishop Joseph Hall, English bishop, moral philosopher and satirist (1574 - 1656)
Manly Hall, Canadian philosopher and author (1901 - 1990)
Robert Hall, English minister and orator (1764 - 1831)
Tom T. Hall, American singer and song writer (1936 - )
Henry Hallam, English historian and critic (1777 - 1859)
Fitz-Greene Halleck, American poet (1790 - 1867)
James O. Halliwell, English archeologist and author (1820 - 1889)
Charles G. Halpine (used pseudonym "Miles O'Reilly"), American (Irish-born) journalist, poet and humorist (1829 - 1869)
Margaret Halsey, American author (1910 - )
Fannie Lou Hamer, American activist (1917 - 1977)
Pete Hamill, American journalist and author (1935 - )
Alexander Hamilton, American politician (1755 - 1804)
Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay, American statesmen
Edith Hamilton, American writer and educator (1867 - 1963)
Gail Hamilton (Mary Abigail Dodge), American teacher and writer (1838 - 1896)
Jane Hamilton, American novelist (1957 - )
John Hamilton (Lord Belhaven), Scottish statesman (1656 - 1708)
Robert Browning Hamilton, no biographical data available
Sir William Hamilton (1), Scottish author (1791 - 1856)
William Hamilton (2) (1917 - )
Sir Edward Bruce Hamley, English general and writer (1824 - 1893)
Dag Hammarskjold, Swedish diplomat and political economist (1905 - 1961)
Oscar Hammerstein II, American song writer (1895 - 1960)
(Samuel) Dashiell Hammett, American hard-boiled detective novelist (1894 - 1961)
James H. Hammond, American politician (1807 - 1864)
Richard Rolle de Hampole, English priest, writer and poet (about 1290 - 1349)
Christopher Hampton, English playwright (1946 - )
Fred Hampton, American activist (1947 - 1969)
Lionel Hampton, American swing jazz musician (1908 - )
Knut Hamsun, Norwegian novelist (1859 - 1952)
Learned Hand, American jurist (1872 - 1961)
W.C. Handy, American composer and singer (1873 - 1958)
Hanfeizi, Chinese philosopher (280 BC - 233 BC)
Lorraine Hansberry, American playwright (1930 - 1965)
Warren Gamaliel Harding, American 29th president of U.S. (1865 - 1923)
George Hardinge, English author and justice (1743 - 1816)
Elizabeth Hardwick, American author and critic (1916 - )
Godfrey Harold Hardy, English mathematician (1877 - 1947)
Thomas Hardy, English novelist and poet (1840 - 1928)
Augustus William Hare, English clergyman and writer (1792 - 1834)
A.W. Hare and J.C. Hare, English clergymen and writers (1792 - 1834,1796 - 1855)
David Hare, English playwright (1947 - )
Julius Charles Hare, English clergyman and writer (1796 - 1855)
Jean Harlow, American actress (1911 - 1937)
William Wallace Harney, American author (1831 - 1912)
Oscar H. Harpel, American editor and metaphysician (1788 - 1856)
Rev. Andrew Harper, English clergyman and miscellaneous writer (1844 - )
Frances Watkins Harper, American poet (1825 - 1911)
Heinrich Harries, Schleswig-Holstein poet and original writer of "Heil dir im Siegerkranz" (1762 - 1802)
James Harrington, English political philosopher (1611 - 1677)
Sir John Harrington, English courtier, wit, poet and satirical writer (1561 - 1612)
Michael Harrington, American writer (1928 - 1989)
Joel Chandler Harris, American editor and short-story writer (1848 - 1908)
Sydney J. Harris, American journalist and author (1917 - 1986)
Thomas Anthony Harris, M.D. (1), American psychriatist who developed transactional analysis (1910 - 1995)
Thomas A. Harris (2), American journalist, editor, novelist and screenwriter (1940 - )
Barbara Grizzuti Harrison, American writer and publicist
Benjanim Harrison, American 23rd president of U.S. (1833 - 1901)
Jane Harrison, English classical scholar, writer and archeologist
Gen. Thomas Harrison, English commander in Cromwell's army and judge at trial of Charles I (1606 - 1660)
William Henry Harrison, American 9th president of U.S. (1782 - 1841)
Gary Hart, American politician (1936 - )
Josephine Hart, Irish writer (living in 20th century)
Bret Harte (Francis Bret Harte), American short-story writer and verse writer (1836 - 1902)
Walter Harte, English poet and historian (1709 - 1774)
L.P. Hartley, English novelist (1895 - 1972)
George W. Harvey, American educator and renowned fly fisherman (20th century)
James Clarence Harvey, American poet and editor (1859 - 1915)
Paul Harvey, American broadcast journalist (1918 - )
William Harvey, English physician (1578 - 1657)
Molly Haskell, American writer and film critic
William Hastie, American judge and politician (1904 - 1976)
Benjamin Hathaway, American poet (1822 - )
Helen Hathaway, American writer (1893 - 1932)
Vaclav Havel, Czech dramatist and statesman (1936 - )
Alice Neal Haven (originally Emily Bradley), American author (1828 - 1863)
Frances R. Havergal, English poet (1836 - 1879)
Hugh Reginald Haweis, English clergyman, musician and critic (1838 - 1901)
Stephen Hawes, English poet (died c. 1523)
Robert Stephen Hawker, English poet and antiquary (1803 - 1874)
Stephen W. Hawking, English theoretical physicist (1942 - )
Anthony Hope Hawkins, English novelist (1863 - 1933)
Goldie Hawn, American actress, comedienne and producer (1945 - )
Nathaniel Hawthorne, American novelist and short-story writer (1804 - 1864)
Ian Hay, Scottish novelist and dramatist (1876 - 1952)
John Hay, American writer and diplomatist (1839 - 1905)
S.I. Hayakawa, American scholar, university president and politician (1906 - 1992)
Robert Hayden, American educator and poet (1913 - 1980)
Franz Joseph Haydn, Austrian musician and composer (1732 - 1809)
Louis Marie de la Haye, French jurist and political writer (1788 - 1868)
Helen Hayes, American actress (1900 - 1993)
Rutherford Birchard Hayes, American 19th president of U.S. (1822 - 1893)
Woody Hayes, American football coach (1913 - 1987)
Paul Hamilton Hayne, American poet (1831 - 1886)
Lemuel B. Haynes, American minister (1753 - 1833)
Col. William Hayward, American lawyer, politician distinguished soldier of World War I (1877 - )
William Hazlitt, English critic and author (1778 - 1830)
Shirley Hazzard, Australian novelist (1931 - )
Bessie Head, Botswanan (South African-born) writer (1937 - 1986)
Edith Head, American costume designer (1898 - 1981)
Denis Healey (1917 - )
Thomas Hearne, English antiquarian and diarist (1678 - 1735)
William Randolph Hearst, American newspaper publisher (1863 - 1951)
Edward Heath, English political leader (1916 - )
Jinger Heath, American business executive
Lyman Heath, American poet and song writer (1804 - 1870)
John Peter Hebel, German poet (1760 - 1826)
Bishop Reginald Heber, English bishop and poet (1783 - 1826)
Richard Heber, English bishop and poet (1783 - 1826)
Ben Hecht, American novelist, playwright and screenwriter (1893 - 1964)
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher (1770 - 1831)
Jascha Heifetz, Russian-American classical violinist (1901 - 1987)
Dorothy Height, American activist (1912 - )
Carolyn Heilbrun, American writer and educator (1926 - )
Wilhelmina Heimburg (pseudonym of Bertha Behrens), (see Bertha Behrens)
Cynthia Heimel, American writer and humorist
Piet Hein, poet and cartoonist (1905 - 1996)
Heinrich Heine, German poet and critic (1797 - 1856)
Robert A. Heinlein, American science-fiction writer (1907 - 1988)
Werner Karl Heisenberg, German physicist (1901 - 1976)
John Heisman, American football coach (1869 - 1936)
Joseph Heller, American novelist (1923 - 1999)
Robert Heller, American editor (1933 - )
Lillian Hellman, American dramatist (1905 - 1987)
Leona Helmsley, American hotelier (c. 1920 -)
William Tod Helmuth, American physician and writer (1833 - 1902)
Arthur Helps, English historian, novelist and essayist (1813 - 1875)
Claude Arien Helvetius, French philosopher (1715 - 1771)
Mrs. Felicia D. Hemans, English poet (1794 - 1835)
Ernest Hemingway, American novelist (1898 - 1961)
Louis Hemon, French novelist (1880 - 1913)
Charles Jean Henault, French historian and dramatist (1685 - 1770)
Jimi Hendrix, American musician and blues and rock guitarist (1942 - 1970)
Hendying (living circa 1320)
Beth Henley, American dramatist (1952 - )
William Ernest Henley, English poet, critic and editor (1849 - 1903)
Marilu Henner, American actress, health promoter and author (1952 - )
Robert Henri, American painter (1865 - 1929)
King Henry IV ("LeGrand"), French king (1553 - 1610)
Matthew (Mathew) Henry, English eminent divine (1662 - 1714)
O. Henry (pseudonym of William Sydney Porter), American short-story writer and journalist (1862 - 1910)
Patrick Henry, American orator and patriot (1736 - 1799)
Philip Henry, English nonconformist divine (1631 - 1696)
Bishop Joseph Henshaw, English author (1603 - 1679)
Katharine Hepburn, American actress (1907 - )
Barbara Hepworth, English sculptor (1903 - 1975)
Heraclitus of Ephesus, Greek philosopher (c. 540 BC - c. 480 BC)
A.P. Herbert, English statesman and author (1890 - 1971)
Frank Herbert, American science-fiction writer (1920 - 1986)
George Herbert, Welsh poet (1593 - 1633)
Oliver Herford, American author and illustrator (1863 - 1935)
James Leo Herlihy, American novelist, playright and actor (1927 - 1993)
Herodotus, Greek historian "Father of History" (c. 484 BC - c. 409 BC)
Robert Herrick, English poet and clergyman (1591 - 1674)
James Herriot (born James Alfred Wright), English veterinarian and writer (1916 - 1995)
Karl Herrlossohn, German novelist and poet (1804 - 1849)
Baron Farrer Herschell, English Lord Chancellor (1837 - 1899)
Thomas Kibble Hervey, English poet and journalist (1799 - 1859)
Georg Herwegh, German political poet (1817 - 1875)
Theodore Hesburgh, American clergyman and college president (1917 - )
Hesiod, Greek poet (c. 800 BC - c. 720 BC)
Hermann Hesse, German-Swiss novelist and poet (1877 - 1962)
Abram Stevens Hewitt, American politician (1822 - 1903)
Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian adventurer (1914 - 2002)
Carter Heyward, American Episcopal priest
DuBose Heyward, American author (1885 - 1940)
John Heywood, English dramatist & collector of proverbs (c. 1497 - 1580)
Thomas Heywood, English actor and dramatist (died c. 1650)
Robert Smythe Hichens, English novelist (1864 - 1950)
J.R. Hicks, British economist (1904 - )
William Edward Hickson, English socialist and educational writer (1803 - 1870)
John Higginson, American author (1616 - 1708)
Thomas W. Higginson, American clergyman and author (1823 - 1911)
Gilbert Highet, Scottish classicist (1906 - 1978)
Aaron Hill, English poet, dramatist and essayist (1685 - 1750)
Benny Hill, English comedian (1924 - 1992)
Damon Hill, English motor-racing driver (1960 - )
Rowland Hill, English preacher (1744 - 1833)
George S. Hillard, American writer, lawyer and orator (1808 - 1879)
Edmund Hillary, New Zealander mountaineer and explorer (1919 - )
Etty Hillesum, Dutch lawyer and writer (1914 - 1943)
James Hilton, English novelist (1900 - 1954)
Carol Brevoort Hilton-Turvey, American novelist (1880 - )
Chester Himes, American novelist and writer (1909 - 1984)
Beatrice Hinkle, American psychiatrist (1874 - 1953)
Hippocrates of Iphicrates, Island of Cos physician and writer (460 BC - 377 BC)
Bill Hirst, English photographer and research physicist (1953 - )
Alfred Hitchcock, English movie director (1899 - 1980)
Adolph Hitler, German (Austrian-born) dictator (1889 - 1945)
Lady Ho, Chinese poet (c. 300 BC)
C.A.R. (Tony) Hoare, English computer scientist at Oxford
Russell Hoban, American novelist, children's book author and artist (1925 - )
Thomas Hobbes, English philosopher (1588 - 1679)
Laura Z. Hobson, American novelist (1900 - )
Sir Edward Hoby, English diplomatist, controversialist and royal favorite (1560 - 1617)
David Hockney, English artist, painter, draftsman and printmaker (1937 - )
Ralph Hodgson, English poet (1871 - 1962)
Eric Hoffer, American writer, philosopher and longshoreman (1902 - 1983)
Abbie Hoffman, American political activist (1936 - )
Charles Fenno Hoffman, American poet and novelist (1806 - 1884)
Dustin Hoffman, American actor (1937 - )
Ernst T.W.A. Hoffman, German novelist and writer (1776 - 1822)
Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Austrian poet and playwright (1874 - 1929)
Ben Hogan, American golfer (1912 - )
James Hogg ("The Ettrick Shepherd"), Scottish poet (1770 - 1835)
George Hokewell (Hakewell), English theologian and writer (1578 - 1649)
Thomas Holcroft, English dramatist and translator (1744 - 1809)
Barten Holiday (Holyday), English clergyman and author (1593 - 1661)
Billie Holiday, American singer (1915 - 1959)
Lord Henry Richard Fox Holland, English statesman, satirist and writer (1773 - 1840)
J.G. Holland, American author (1819 - 1881)
Sir Richard Holland, Scottish poet (living 1450)
Marietta Holley, American humorist and story writer (1836 - 1926)
Larry Holmes, American boxer (1949 - )
Marjorie Holmes, American writer
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., American author, wit and poet (1809 - 1894)
Oliver Wendell Holmes,Jr., American lawyer (1841 - 1935)
Sherlock Holmes, a detective in stories by Arthur Conan Doyle
Gustav Holst, English composer (1874 - 1934)
Sir John Holt, English jurist and chief justice (1642 - 1709)
Lou Holtz, American football coach (1937 - )
John Home, Scottish dramatist (1724 - 1808)
Homer, Greek poet ("Smyrns of Chios") (fl. 750 BC or earlier)
William Hone, English writer and bookseller (1779 - 1842)
Arthur Honegger, Swiss composer (1892 - 1955)
St. John Honeywood, American poet (1763 - 1798)
Thomas Hood, English poet and humorist (1798 - 1845)
Thomas Hood,Jr., English writer (1835 - 1874)
Theodore Hook, English novelist, dramatist and wit (1788 - 1841)
John Lee Hooker, American blues guitarist (1920 - )
Richard Hooker, English divine and author (1553 - 1600)
Bell Hooks, American educator, feminist theorist and poet (1952 - )
Benjamin L. Hooks, American jurist, minister and government official (1925 - )
John Hoole, English dramatist and translator (1727 - 1803)
Ellen Sturgis Hooper, English poet (1816 - 1841)
Lucy Hooper, American poet (1816 - 1841)
Herbert Clark Hoover, American 31st president of U.S. (1874 - 1964)
J. Edgar Hoover, American government official (1895 - 1972)
Anthony Hope (pseudonym of Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins), English novelist and dramatist (1863 - 1933)
Bob Hope, American comedian and actor (1903 - )
John Hope, American educator (1868 - 1936)
Lucretia P. Hope, American writer (1820 - 1900)
Gerard Manley Hopkins, English poet and religious leader (1844 - 1889)
Jane Ellice Hopkins, English social reformer (1836 - 1904)
Mark Hopkins, American educator (1802 - 1887)
Joseph Hopkinson, American jurist and author (1770 - 1842)
Grace Murray Hopper, American military leader, mathematician and educator (1906 - 1992)
Hedda Hopper, American journalist and actress (1890 - 1966)
Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), Roman poet (65 BC - 8 BC)
Lena Horne, American singer and actress (1917 - )
Marilyn Horne, American opera singer (1934 - )
Richard Hengist Horne, English poet and dramatist (1807 - 1884)
Karen Horney, American psychoanalyst and writer (1885 - 1952)
Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-American virtuoso pianist (1903 - 1989)
Juan de Horozco, Spanish poet and dramatist (fl. 1589 -1608)
George Moses Horton, American poet (c. 1800-1880)
Hoskyns-Abrahall, English writer, churchman and educator (1828? - after 1891)
Lolo Johanna Germina Houbein (also see Penelope Ashe and Periwinkle), Australian (Dutch-born) novelist (1934 - )
Alfred Edward Housman, English scholar and poet (1859 - 1936)
Charles Hamilton Houston, American lawyer and educator (1895 - 1950)
Whitney Houston, American singer (1963 - )
Richard Hovey, American poet and journalist (1864 - 1900)
William Walsham How, English clergyman and writer (1823 - 1897)
Lord Howard "Ned" Howard, English dramatist (living 1699)
Frederick Howard, Fifth Earl of Carlisle, English statesman and poet (1748 - 1825)
Henry Howard (Earl of Surrey), English courtier, scholar, soldier and poet (1516 - 1547)
Jane Howard, American journalist and writer (1935 - 1996)
Samuel Howard, English musical composer (1710 - 1782)
Ellen C. Howarth ("Clementine"), American poet (1827 - 1899)
Edgar Watson Howe, American editor, novelist and essayist (1853 - 1937)
Julia Ward Howe, American social reformer (1819 - 1910)
James Howell (Howel), Welsh writer and historian (1595 - 1666)
William Dean Howells, American author (1837 - 1920)
Mary Howitt, English author and moralist (about 1804 - 1888)
William Howitt, English Quaker, poet and writer (1795 - 1879)
Mrs. Robert Shaw Howland (Miss Mary Woolsey), American writer and active in sanitary service during the Civil War (1832 - 1864)
Edmund Hoyle, English writer on card games (1672 - 1769)
Fred Hoyle, English astrophysicist (1915 - )
Henry Hoyt, English religious writer (fl. 1857)
J.K. Hoyt, American journalist, writer and compiler of quotations (1820 - 1895)
Ralph Hoyt, American clergyman and poet (1810 - 1878)
Elbert Hubbard, American lecturer and writer (1859 - 1915)
Kin Hubbard, American journalist and humorist (1868 - 1930)
L. Ron Hubbard, American religious leader (1911 - 1986)
Ford Madox Hueffer (Ford Madox Ford), English poet, miscellaneous writer and critic (1873 - 1939)
Dolores Huerta, American Chicana activist and labor leader (1930 - )
Shirley Hufstedler, American government official (1925 - )
Nathan Huggins, American historian and educator (1927 - )
Charles Evans Hughes, American supreme court justice (1862 - 1948)
Howard Hughes, American manufacturer, aviator and producer (1905 - 1976)
Langston Hughes, American poet, writer and editor (1902 - 1967)
Richard Hughes, Welsh author and dramatist (1900 - 1976)
Robert Hughes, Australian critic (1938 - )
Rupert Hughes, American novelist, poet and dramatist (1872 - 1956)
Thomas Hughes, English jurist, reformer and writer (1822 - 1896)
Victor Hugo, French author and dramatist (1802 - 1885)
Arthur Hull, English statesman (fl. 1600)
Kathryn Hulme, American writer (1900 - 1981)
Richard Huloet, English lexicographer (livng 1552)
Maurice Hulst, writer of "The Way of the Heart"
Friedrich Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt, German savant, scientist and traveller (1769 - 1859)
Wilhelm von Humboldt, German scholar, philosopher, diplomat and educator (1767 - 1835)
Alexander Hume, Scottish poet and minister (about 1560 - 1609)
David Hume, Scottish philosopher and historian (1711 - 1776)
Hubert H. Humphrey, American politician and pharmacist (1911 - 1978)
George William Hunt ("Kipling of the Halls"), British writer and composer of music-hall songs (circa 1839 - 1904)
Leigh Hunt, English poet and writer (1784 - 1859)
Alberta Hunter, American blues singer (1895 - 1988)
Anne Hunter (Mrs. John Hunter), English writer (1742 - 1821)
John Hunter, Scottish classical scholar (1745 - 1837)
Chet Huntley, American broadcast journalist (1911 - 1975)
Richard Hurd,D.D., English writer and critic (1720 - 1808)
Rev. James Hurdis, English poet (1763 - 1801)
Fannie Hurst, American screenwriter, novelist and dramatist (1889 - 1968)
Zora Neale Hurston, American dramatist and author (1903 - 1960)
John Huston, American film director and actor (1906 - 1987)
Francis Hutcheson, Irish metaphysician (1694 - 1747)
Robert M. Hutchins, American educator and writer (1899 - 1977)
Anne Hutchinson, American religious leader (1591 - 1643)
Arthur Stuart-Menteth Hutchinson, English novelist (1879 - 1971)
Betty Hutton, American singer, dancer and actress (1921 - )
Aldous Huxley, English novelist (1894 - 1963)
Julian Sorell Huxley, English biologist and miscellaneous writer (1887 - 1975)
Thomas H. Huxley, English scientist (1825 - 1895)
Ada Louise Huxtable, American critic and editor (1921 - )

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Lee A. Iacocca, American auto business executive (1924 - )
Vicente Blasco Ibanez, Spanish novelist (1867 - 1928)
Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian poet and dramatist (1828 - 1906)
Ikhenathon (Akhenaton), Egyptian king of Egypt and religious reformer (c. 1375 BC - 1358 BC)
Ivan Illich, American sociologist (1926 - )
John James Ingalls, American U.S. senator (1833 - 1900)
William Ralph Inge, English religious leader and author (1860 - 1954)
Jean Ingelow, English novelist (1820 - 1897)
Bernhard S. Ingemann, Danish poet and novelist (1789 - 1862)
Robert Green Ingersoll, American lawyer, orator, atheist and controversialist (1833 - 1899)
John Kells Ingram, Irish scholar, economist and poet (1823 - 1907)
J.A.D. Ingres, French painter (1780 - 1867)
Alanus de Insulus (Alain de l'Isle), English (c. 12th century)
Eugene Ionesco, French dramatist (1912 - 1994)
Iphicrates, Athenian general (419 BC - 348 BC)
Kathy Ireland, American model (1963 - )
William Henry Ireland, English novelist and forger of Shakespeare manuscripts (1777 - 1835)
Scharmel Iris, American poet (living in 20th century)
Dr. William Josiah Irons, English divine and writer (1812 - 1883)
John Irving, American novelist and short-story writer (1942 - )
Washington Irving, American short-story writer and essayist (1783 - 1859)
Wallace Irwin, American editor and writer of sketches, stories and verse (1876 - 1959)
Rabbi Mayir (Meir) ben Isaac, French scholar (12th century)
Christopher Isherwood, American (English-born) author and dramatist (1904 - 1986)
Isidore of Seville, Spanish encyclopedist and historian (c. 560 - 636)
Isocrates, Athenian orator (436 BC - 338 BC)
Alec Issigonis, English engineer (1906 - 1988)
Caius Silius Italicus, Roman poet and politician (25 - 101)

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Andrew Jackson, American 7th president of U.S., soldier and lawyer (1767 - 1829)
Glenda Jackson, American actress (1936 - )
Helen Hunt Jackson, American writer and poet (1830 - 1885)
Holbrook Jackson, English writer and critic (1874 - 1948)
Jesse Jackson, American civil rights leader, minister and politician (1941 - )
Mahalia Jackson, American gospel singer (1911 - 1972)
Michael Jackson, American singer and song writer (1958 - )
Rachel Donaldson Jackson, American first lady (1767 - 1828)
Reggie Jackson, American baseball player (1946 - )
Shirley Jackson, American novelist (1919 - 1965)
Stonewall Jackson, American confederate army general (1824 - 1863)
Harriet Ann Jacobs, American diarist and writer (1813 - 1897)
Carrie Jacobs-Bond, American composer (1862 - 1946)
Oswald Jacoby, American game authority and syndicated bridge columnist (1902 - 1984)
da Todi Jacopone, Italian monk and poet (died c. 1306)
Mick Jagger, English singer, song writer and actor (1943 - )
John Jakes, American writer (1932 - )
James I of England, British ruler (1566 - 1625)
James I of Scotland, Scottish king (1394 - 1437)
G.P.R. James, English novelist and historian (1801 - 1860)
Henry James (the Elder), American theologian, writer and lecturer (1811 - 1882)
Henry James,Jr., British (American-born) novelist, short-story writer and critic (1843 - 1916)
P.D. James, English mystery novelist (1920 - )
William James, American philosopher and psychologist (1842 - 1910)
Mrs. Anna Jameson, Irish writer (1797 - 1860)
Judith Jamison, American modern dancer (1943 - )
Elizabeth Janeway, American writer (1913 - )
Tama Janowitz, American novelist (1957 - )
Alexander Hay Japp ("H.A. Page"), Scottish author (1839 - 1905)
Edna Jaques, Canadian poet and author (1891 - 1978)
Derek Jarman, English filmmaker (1942 - 1994)
Mary von Schrader Jarrell, American poet, author and essayist, wife of Randall Jarrell (c. 1914)
Randall Jarrell, American poet (1914 - 1965)
Bede Jarrett, writer of "The House of Gold" (1881 - 1937)
Alfred Jarry, French writer (1873 - 1907)
Javan (pseudonym of Steven Javan Jones), American poet (20th century)
Samuel Jeake,Jr., (see Conrad Aiken)
Jean II ("Le Bon"), French king (1350 - 1364)
Marianne Jean-Baptiste, British actress (20th century)
James Jeans, English mathematician and astronomer (1877 - 1946)
Thomas Jefferson, American 3rd president of U.S. (1743 - 1826)
Charles Jefferys (Jeffreys or Jeffries), English lyricist (1807 - 1865)
Lord Francis Jeffrey, Scottish critic and essayist (1773 - 1850)
Soame Jenkyns (Jenyns), English poet and writer (1704 - 1787)
Charles Jennens of Gopsall, English nonjuror and composer of words for Handel's oratorio (1698 - 1773)
Bruce Jenner, American track athlete and sportscaster (1949 - )
Edward Jenner, English physician (1749 - 1823)
Elizabeth Jennings, English poet (1926 - )
Jerome K. Jerome, English author (1859 - 1927)
Saint Jerome, Roman religious leader (345 - 420)
William Jerome, American song writer (1865 - 1932)
Douglas Jerrold, English humorist, journalist and writer (1803 - 1857)
Bishop John Jewel, English clergyman and founder of English Protestantism (1522 - 1571)
Sarah Orne Jewett, American author (1848 - 1909)
Billy Joel, American singer and song writer (1949 - )
General Joseph Jacques Cesaire Joffre, French commander in chief of army and marshal of France (1852 - 1931)
John of Fornsete, English monk (13th century)
Pope John Paul II, Polish religious leader (1920 - )
Pope John XXIII, Roman religious leader (1881 - 1963)
Elton John, English singer and song writer (1947 - )
Adela Rogers St. Johns, American journalist (1894 - 1988)
Andrew Johnson, American 17th president of U.S. (1808 - 1875)
Blind Lemon Johnson, American blues singer (c. 1897 - 1930)
Charles B. Johnson, American novelist, short-story writer and artist (1948 - )
Earvin "Magic" Johnson, American basketball player (1959 - )
Fenton Johnson, American poet and playwright (1888 - 1958)
Georgia Douglas Johnson, American poet (1866 - 1967)
Jack Johnson, American boxer (1878 - 1946)
James Weldon Johnson, American poet, diplomat and anthologist (1871 - 1938)
Jimmy Johnson, American football coach (1943 - )
John H. Johnson, American publisher (1918 - )
Lady Bird Johnson, American first lady (1912 - )
Lyndon Baines Johnson, American 36th president of U.S. (1908 - 1973)
Mordecai Wyatt Johnson, American educator and university president (1890 - 1976)
Pamela Hansford Johnson, English critic and author (1912 - 1981)
Philander Chase Johnson, American journalist, humorist and dramatic editor (1866 - 1939)
Philip Johnson, American architect (1906 - )
Robert Underwood Johnson, American editor, poet, publicist and diplomatist (1853 - 1937)
Rossiter Johnson, American author and editor (1840 - 1931)
Samuel Johnson, English author (1709 - 1784)
Sonia Johnson, American activist and religious leader
Spencer Johnson, M.D., American physician and writer (late 20th century)
Spencer Johnson, M.D., and Larry Wilson
Jill Johnston, American journalist and critic (1929 - )
Mary Johnston, American novelist (1870 - 1936)
Gordon Johnstone, poet
Allen Morris Jones, contributor to "Big Sky Journal" (living in 20th century)
Bobby Jones, American golfer (1902 - 1971)
Franklin P. Jones, American businessman (1887 - 1929)
Frederick Scheetz Jones, American professor of physical science and dean of Yale (1862 - )
Gayl Jones, American short-story writer and novelist (1949 - )
Henry Arthur Jones, English dramatist (1851 - 1929)
James Jones, American novelist (1921 - 1977)
James Earl Jones, American actor (1931 - )
John Paul Jones, American naval officer (1747 - 1792)
Mary Harris "Mother" Jones, American labor organizer (1860 - 1930)
Shirley Jones, American actress and singer (1934 - )
Steven Javan Jones, (see Javan)
Sir William Jones, English Orientalist and linguist (1746 - 1794)
Erica Jong, American novelist (1942 - )
Ben Jonson, English poet and dramatist (c. 1573 - 1637)
Janis Joplin, American singer (1943 - 1970)
Scott Joplin, American pianist and composer (1868 - 1971)
Barbara Jordan, American lawyer, educator and politician (1936 - )
June Jordan, American writer, poet and journalist (1936 - )
Michael Jordan, American basketball player (1963 - )
John Jortin, English divine and writer (1698 - 1770)
Natasha Josefowitz, American educator, author and columnist (late 20th century)
Jenny Joseph, English poet (1932 - )
Marie Josephine, French wife of Napoleon I (1763 - 1814)
Flavius Josephus, Jewish historian (37 - 96?)
Joseph Joubert, French moralist and man of letters (1754 - 1824)
Paulus Jovius (Giovio), historian and bishop of Nocera (1483 - 1552)
Benjamin Jowett, English classicist (1817 - 1893)
James Joyce, Irish novelist, poet and playwright (1882 - 1941)
Nora Joyce, wife of James Joyce
Florence Griffith Joyner, American track athlete (1959 - 1998)
Naomi Judd, American singer (1946 - )
Julian ("The Apostate"), Roman emperor who reinstated paganism (331 - 363)
Carl Gustav Jung, Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist (1875 - 1961)
Junius, English political author (1740 - 1818)
Andoche Junot (Duc d'Abrantes), French general (1771 - 1813)
Donald Justice, American poet (1925 - )
Justinian I, The Great, Byzantine emperor (527 - 565) (483 - 565)
Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal), Roman satirical poet (c. 60 - 140)

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Theodore John Kaczynski, American mathematician, recluse and terrorist (Unabomber) (1942 - )
Pauline Kael, American critic (1919 - )
Franz Kafka, Austrian author and poet (1882 - 1924)
Otto Hermann Kahn, American (German-born) banker and publicist (1867 - 1934)
Henry J. Kaiser, American industrialist (1882 - 1967)
Chiang Kai-Shek, Chinese soldier, statesman and president of the Republic of China (1887 - 1975)
Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, Chinese sociologist
Garson Kanin, American playwright and producer (1912 - )
Immanuel Kant, German philosopher (1724 - 1804)
Rosabeth Moss Kanter, American businesswoman (1943 - )
Constantine Karamanlis, Greek political leader (1907 - )
Yousuf Karsh, Canadian photographer and journalist (1908 - )
George S. Kaufman, American dramatist and journalist (1889 - 1961)
Kenneth Kaunda, Zambian statesman and president (1924 - )
Alan Kay, American computer scientist (20th century)
Danny Kaye, American actor and comedian (1913 - 1987)
Nikos Kazantzakis, Greek writer (1885 - 1957)
Alfred Kazin, American critic, teacher and editor (1915 - )
Francis Kazincy, Hungarian author and translator (1759 - 1831)
John Keats, English poet (1795 - 1821)
John Keble, English priest, theologian and poet (1792 - 1866)
Brian Keenan, Irish writer and teacher (1950 - )
Garrison Keillor, American humorous writer and broadcaster (1942 - )
Helen Keller, American author and lecturer (1880 - 1968)
Walt Kelly, American cartoonist (creator of "Pogo") (1913 - 1973)
Frances Anne "Fanny" Kemble (Mrs. Butler), English actress and writer (1811 - 1893)
John P. Kemble, English tragedian (1757 - 1823)
Jack Kemp, American politician and football player (1935 - )
Thomas a Kempis, German ascetic and writer (1380 - 1471)
Sally Kempton, American writer and feminist (1943 - )
Bishop Thomas Ken, English one of the seven sent to the tower by James II (1637 - 1711)
William Kendrick, English dramatist ( - 1777)
Thomas Keneally, Australian novelist (1935 - )
Crammond Kennedy, American (Scottish-born) lawyer, editor and author (1842 - 1918)
Edward M. Kennedy, American politician (1932 - )
Florynce Kennedy, American lawyer (1916 - )
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, American 35th president of U.S. (1917 - 1963)
Joseph P. Kennedy, American financier and diplomat (1888 - 1969)
Robert F. Kennedy, American democratic politician (1925 - 1968)
Rose Kennedy, American author and political relative (1890 - 1995)
William Kennedy, American writer (1928 - )
Elizabeth Kenny, Australian nurse (1886 - 1952)
Corita Kent, American graphic artist (1918 - 1986)
James Benjamin Kenyon, American poet (1858 - 1924)
Johannes Kepler, German scientist and astronomer (1571 - 1630)
Lady Caroline Keppel, Scottish poet and reputed author of "Robin Adair" (1735 - )
Jack Kerouac, American novelist and poet (1922 - 1969)
Deborah Kerr, Scottish actress (1921 - )
Jean Kerr, American humorist, author and playwright (1923 - )
Walter Kerr, American critic and author (1913 - 1996)
Nancy Kerrigan, American figure skater (1969 - )
Ken Kesey, American novelist (1935 - 2001)
Charles Kettering, American engineer and inventor (1876 - 1958)
Ellen Key, Swedish writer and feminist (1849 - 1926)
Francis Scott Key, American jurist and poet (1779 - 1843)
Thomas Hewitt Key, English philologist and Head Master of University School (1799 - 1875)
Frances Parkinson Keyes, American novelist (1885 - 1970)
John Maynard Keynes, English economist (1883 - 1946)
Keorapetse Kgositsile, South African poet and essayist (1938 - )
Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, Western Sufi master and teacher (1916 - )
Omar Khayyam, Persian poet, mathematician and astronomer (c.1048 - 1131)
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Iranian religious leader (1900 - 1989)
Nikita Khrushchev, Russian statesman and premier (1894 - 1971)
Victor Kiam, American businessman (1926 - )
Jason Kidd, American professional basketball player
Soren A. Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher and writer (1813 - 1855)
John Oliver Killens, American novelist and lawyer (1916 - )
Joyce Kilmer, American poet, journalist and soldier (1886 - 1918)
Jamaica Kincaid, Antigua-American journalist (1949 - )
B.B. King, American blues singer and musician (1925 - )
Benjamin Franklin King,Jr., American humorist and poet (1857 - 1894)
Billie Jean King, American tennis player and activist (1943 - )
Coretta Scott King, American civil rights activist (1927 - )
Florence King, American writer (1936 - )
Henry King, English bishop and poet (1592 - 1669)
Bishop John King, English bishop (living 1594)
Martin Luther King,Jr., American minister and civil rights leader (1929 - 1968)
Stephen King (also used pseudonym Richard Bachman), American novelist and short-story writer (1947 - )
Stoddard King, song writer (20th century)
William King, English satirist, Jacobite and miscellaneous writer (1685 - 1763)
William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canadian liberal statesman and prime minister (1874 - 1950)
Alexander William Kinglake, English lawyer and historian (1809 - 1891)
Charles Kingsley, English clergyman and author (1819 - 1875)
Barbara Kingsolver, American novelist (1955 - )
Maxine Hong Kingston, American author (1940 - )
Neil Kinnock, Welsh politician (1942 - )
Rudyard Kipling, English writer of prose and verse (1865 - 1936)
Lane Kirkland, American labour-union spokesman (1922 - )
Jeane Kirkpatrick, American diplomat (1926 - )
Lincoln Kirstein, American ballet authority, impresario and writer (1907 - 1996)
Henry Kissinger, American government official (1923 - )
Lord Kitchener, Irish general, statesman, soldier (1850 - 1916)
Tom Kite, American golfer (1949 - )
Walter Kittredge, American poet and musician (1834 - 1905)
Paul Klee, Swiss painter (1879 - 1940)
Grenville Kleiser, American author (1868 - 1953)
Friedrich Klopstock, German poet (1724 - 1803)
Caroline Knapp, American journalist, columnist and memoirist (1960 - 2002)
Fletcher Knebel, American journalist and author (1911 - 1993)
Fletcher Knebel and Charles Waldo Bailey II, journalists and authors (1911 - 1993 & 1929 -)
Bobby Knight, American college basketball coach (1940 - )
Etheridge Knight, American poet and educator (1931 - )
Richard Knolles, English writer (about 1545 - 1610)
Frederic Lawrence Knowles, American poet and editor (1859 - 1905)
James Sheridan Knowles, Irish dramatist and actor (1784 - 1862)
John Knowles, American writer (1926 - )
Mary Knowles, English Quaker (1733 - 1807)
Henry Knox, American general and U.S. Secretary of War (1750 - 1806)
J. Mason Knox, American humourist (fl. 1900)
William Knox, Scottish poet and writer (about 1789 - 1825)
Arthur Koestler, Hungarian-English novelist and essayist (1905 - 1983)
Alice Koller, American writer
Kathe Schmidt Kollwitz, German graphic artist and sculptor (1867 - 1945)
E.L. Konigsburg, American children's author (1930 - )
Joan Konner, American journalist and college administrator
Willem de Kooning, Dutch-American painter (1904 - 1997)
Ted Koppel, American broadcast journalist (1940 - )
Michael Korda, American publisher (1919 - 1973)
Alfred Korzbyski, American (Polish-born) semanticist (1879 - 1950)
Ambassador Kosh, character in Star Trek television series
Jonathan Kozol, American educator and author (1936 - )
Judith Krantz, American novelist (1928 - )
Karl Kraus, Austrian satirist (1874 - 1936)
Alfred Kreymborg, American author and poet (1883 - 1966)
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher (1895 - 1986)
Kris Kristofferson, American actor, singer and song writer (1936 - )
Irving Kristol, American magazine editor and commentator (1920 - )
Ray Kroc, American businessman and restaurateur (1902 - 1984)
Alexander Kroll, American advertising executive (1938 - )
Louis Kronenberger, American critic and author (1904 - 1980)
F.A. Krummacher, German theologian and writer (1768 - 1845)
Joseph Wood Krutch, American naturalist, conservationist, writer and critic. (1893 - 1970)
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Swiss-American psychiatrist (1926 - )
Stanley Kubrick, American movie director (1928 - 1999)
Maggie Kuhn, American activist and social worker (1905 - 1995)
Maxine Kumin, American poet, novelist and essayist (1925 - )
Milan Kundera, Czech novelist, playwright and poet (1929 - )
Charles Kuralt, American newscaster, correspondent, journalist and author (1934 - 1997)
Peter Bernard Kyne, American writer (1880 - 1957)

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Decimus Laberius, Roman knight and writer of mimes (c. 105 BC - 43 BC)
Jean de la Bruyere, French philosopher, moralist and writer (1645 - 1696)
Pierre Claude N. La Chaussee, French dramatist (1692 - 1754)
Andrew Lack, American president of NBC News (living in 20th century)
Suzanne LaFollette, American writer and editor (c. 1895 - 1983)
Jean de la Fontaine, French poet and fabulist (1621 - 1695)
Jean Francois de la Harpe, French critic and poet (1739 - 1803)
John Lahr, American critic (1941 - )
R.D. Laing, Scottish psychiatrist (1927 - 1989)
Alphonse De Lamartine, French poet and historian (1790 - 1869)
Charles Lamb (used pseudonym Elia), English essayist and humorist (1775 - 1834)
Mrs. Mary Eliza Tucker Lambert, American miscellaneous writer and poet (1837 - )
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lamdedusa, Italian (1896 - 1957)
George Lamming, Barbados novelist and poet (1927 - )
Louis L'Amour, American author (1908 - 1988)
Col. William James Lampton, American journalist and writer of prose and verse (1859 - 1917)
George Eric Lancaster (20th century)
Ann Landers, American advice columnist (1918 - )
Letitia E. Landon, English poet and novelist (1802 - 1838)
Walter Savage Landor, English poet (1775 - 1864)
Tom Landry, American football coach (1924 - )
Judge Mills Lane, American judge and boxing official (living in 20th century)
Andrew Lang, Scottish poet, essayist, critic and compiler (1844 - 1912)
Rev. Frederick Langbridge, English poet and religious writer (1849 - 1923)
Susanne K. Langer, American philosopher (1895 - 1985)
G.W. Langford, no biographical data available
John Alfred Langford, English author (1823 - 1884)
John Langhorne, English poet and translator (1735 - 1779)
William Langland, English poet and disciple of Wyclif (1332? - 1400?)
Sidney Lanier, American poet (1842 - 1881)
George Thomas Lanigan, Canadian journalist (1845 - 1886)
Francois de la Noue ("Bras de Fer"), French general (1531 - 1591)
Lord Henry Lansdowne, English Whig statesman and reformer (1780 - 1863)
Robert Lansing, American jurist, statesman and U.S. secretary of state (1864 - 1928)
Lao-Tzu (Laosi), Chinese philosopher (c. 604 BC - c. 531 BC)
Cornelius a Lapide, Belgian biblical commentator (1566? - 1637)
Marquis Pierre Simon de La Place, French mathematician and astronomer (1749 - 1827)
Lucy Larcom, American poet (1826 - 1893)
Ring Lardner, American humorist, journalist and short-story writer (1885 - 1933)
Philip Larkin, English poet, author and librarian (1922 - 1985)
Julia Larned, American (19th century)
Mazo de la Roche, Canadian novelist (1797 - 1856)
Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld, French philanthropist and social reformer (1613 - 1680)
Francois la Rochefoucauld-Liancourt, French philanthropist and social reformer (1747 - 1827)
Nella Larsen, American novelist (1891 - 1964)
Doug Larson, American cartoonist (living in 20th century)
Gary Larson, American cartoonist (creator of "Far Side") (living in 20th century)
Tommy Lasorda, American baseball manager (1927 - )
George Parsons Lathrop, Hawaiian-American author and poet (1851 - 1898)
Hugh Latimer, English reformer (about 1472 - 1555)
Dr. William Laud, English prelate and Archbishop of Canterbury (1573 - 1645)
Estee Lauder, American cosmetics executive (c. 1908 -)
Sir Harry Lauder (MacLennan), Scottish song writer, performer and comedian (1870 - 1950)
Harry Lauder, Will Cunliffe and Gerald Grafton, song writers
Yves Saint Laurent, French fashion designer (1936 - )
Rt. Hon. Sir Wilfred Laurier, Canadian (Quebec) first French-Canadian premier of Canada (1841 - 1919)
Johann Kaspar Lavater, Swiss theologian, poet, mystic and physiognomist (1741 - 1801)
Comte de la Villemarque, French writer (1815 - 1895)
Rt. Hon. Andrew Bonar Law, British (New Brunswick-born) merchant, statesman and English prime minister (1858 - 1923)
David Herbert Lawrence, English novelist, short-story writer and poet (1885 - 1930)
Thomas Edward Lawrence, English soldier and author (1888 - 1935)
Helen Lawrenson, American editor (1904 - 1982)
Sir Henry Austen Layard, English (French-born) diplomat, Orientalist, archaeologist, antiquary (1817 - 1894)
Emma Lazarus, American poet (1849 - 1887)
Stephen Leacock, Canadian author, educator, economist and humorist (1869 - 1944)
Frank Leahy, American football coach (1908 - 1973)
Edward Lear, English poet of humorous verse and landscape painter (1812 - 1888)
Timothy Leary, American educator, lecturer and psychologist (1920 - 1996)
Fran Lebowitz, American journalist (1950 - )
Gilliaume Pigault Lebrun, French novelist (1742 - 1835)
Stanislaw Lec, Polish writer (1909 - 1966)
John Le Carre, English writer (1931 - )
William Edward Hartpole Lecky, Irish essayist and historian (1838 - 1903)
le Corbusier, Swiss architect and city planner (1887 - 1965)
Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter, American folk and blues singer, song writer and guitarist (c. 1889 - 1949)
Alexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin, French politician (1807 - 1874)
Bruce Lee, American martial arts expert and actor (1940 - 1973)
Gerald Stanley Lee, American professor, lecturer and writer (1862 - 1944)
Gypsy Rose Lee, American entertainer (1914 - 1970)
Harper Lee, American novelist (1926 - )
Gen. Henry Lee, American general (1756 - 1818)
Nathaniel Lee, English dramatist (1658 - 1691)
Robert E. Lee, American army officer (1807 - 1870)
Spike Lee, American film producer, director, screenwriter and actor (1957 - )
Eugene J. Lee-Hamilton, English poet and novelist (1845 - 1907)
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Dutch biologist (1632 - 1723)
Ursula K. Le Guin, American writer (1929 - )
Lotte Lehmann, German opera singer (1888 - 1976)
Tom Lehrer, American parody/folk singer, song writer and mathematician (1928 - )
Baron Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibnitz, German philosopher and mathematician (1646 - 1716)
Henry S. Leigh, English author and dramatist (1837 - 1883)
Archbishop Robert Leighton, English eminent divine (1611 - 1684)
Charles Godfrey Leland, American litterateur (1824 - 1903)
Stanislaw Lem, Polish writer and physician (1921 - )
Tony Lema, American golfer (1934 - 1966)
Jules Lemaitre, French critic and dramatist (1853 - 1914)
Curtis E. LeMay, American air force officer (1906 - 1990)
Antoine Marin Lemierre, French dramatic poet (1723 - 1793)
Jack Lemmon, American actor (1925 - )
Pierre Lemoine, French poet and Jesuit (1602 - 1671)
Mark Lemon, English dramatist, humorist and editor (1809 - 1870)
Alexander Lenard, trans.
Ninon de Lenclos, French society figure and courtesan (1620 - 1705)
Madeleine L'Engle, American novelist (1918 - )
Nikolai Lenin, Russian communist (1870 - 1924)
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, Russian communist leader and author (1870 - 1924)
John Lennon, English singer, song writer and musician (1940 - 1980)
Jay Leno, American comedian and talk show host (1950 - )
William Lenthal (Lenthall), English lawyer and speaker of Long Parliament (1591 - 1662)
Gloria Leonard, American erotic film star, publisher and phone sex founder (1940 - )
Sugar Ray Leonard, American boxer (1956 - )
Leonidas, Greek poet (about 275 BC)
Prince Leopold of Anhalt-Dessau, Prussian commander-in-chief and field-marshal under Prince Eugene (1676 - 1747)
Aldo Leopold, American forester and conservationist (1887 - 1948)
Ernest Louis Victor Jules L'Epine (used pseudonym Jean Quatrelles), French litterateur (1826 - 1893)
A.J.V. Le Reux de Lincy, archeologist (1806 - 1869)
Alan Jay Lerner, American dramatist, lyricist and composer (1918 - 1986)
Harriet Lerner, American therapist and writer
Max Lerner, American political columnist and educator (1902 - 1992)
Alain Rene Le sage, French romancer and romancer (1668 - 1747)
Eda LeShan, American writer (1922 - )
Doris Lessing, English writer (1919 - )
Ephraim Gotthold Lessing, German author, philosopher, dramatist and critic (1729 - 1781)
Sir Roger L'Estrange, English partisan writer (1616 - 1704)
Mary Jean LeTendre, American educator and government official (1948 - )
David Letterman, American television personality (1947 - )
Oscar Levant, American composer, musician and actor (1906 - 1972)
Sam Levenson, American humorist and author (1911 - 1980)
Charles James Lever, British novelist (1806 - 1872)
Denise Levertov, English-American poet (1923 - )
Primo Levi, Italian-Jewish writer and chemist (1919 - 1987)
Bernard Levin, English journalist (1928 - )
Meyer Levin, American novelist (1905 - 1981)
Duc de Levis, French writer (1764 - 1830)
Claude Levi-Strauss, French social anthropologist (1908 - )
George Henry Lewes, English philosopher, critic, dramatist and scientist (1817 - 1878)
C.S. Lewis, English literary scholar (1898 - 1963)
Henry Taliaferro Lewis, American clergyman (1823 - 1870)
Joe E. Lewis, American comedian and actor (1902 - 1971)
Matthew Gregory Lewis ("Monk Lewis"), English novelist and dramatist (1775 - 1818)
Sinclair Lewis, American novelist and playwright (1885 - 1951)
Wyndham Lewis, English author and painter (1882 - 1957)
John Leyden, Scottish poet and antiquary (1775 - 1811)
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, German physicist and drama critic (1742 - 1799)
Magnus Gottfried Lichtwer, German fabulist (1719 - 1783)
A.J. Liebling, American writer (1904 - 1963)
Prince de Ligne, Austrian general and author (1735 - 1814)
Beatrice Lillie, English comedienne (1898 - 1989)
George Lillo, English dramatist (1693 - 1739)
Doris Lilly, American journalist and writer (1926 - 1991)
Rush H. Limbaugh, III, American talk show host, commentator and author (1951 - )
Maya Ying Lin, American architect and sculptor (1959 - )
A.L. Linall,Jr., American editor (1947 - )
Abraham Lincoln, American 16th president of U.S. (1809 - 1865)
Mary Todd Lincoln, American first lady (1818 - 1882)
Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American writer (1906 - )
Charles A. Lindbergh, American aviator (1902 - 1974)
Reeve Lindbergh, American teacher, author and daughter of Charles Lindbergh (1945 - )
Nicholas Vachel Lindsay, American poet (1879 - 1931)
Vachel Lindsay, American poet (1879 - 1931)
Art Linkletter, American broadcaster and humorist (1912 - )
George Linley, English musical composer and poet (1798 - 1865)
Carl Linnaeus, Swedish botanist (1707 - 1778)
Jan Hugh van Linschoten, Dutch voyager (1536 - 1633)
Alexander A. von Linsingen, German general (1850 - 1935)
William James Linton, English wood engraver and author (1812 - 1897)
Walter Lippmann, American journalist (1889 - 1974)
Ernst Lissauer, German poet, author, essayist, dramatist and publisher (1882 - 1937)
Sonny Liston, American boxer (1917 - 1990)
Mary Wilson Little, American writer
Maxim Litvinov, Russian diplomat (1876 - 1951)
Penelope Lively, English novelist (1933 - )
Mary Ashton Livermore, American journalist, social reformer and lecturer (1820 - 1905)
Belle Livingstone, American writer and adventurer (1875 - 1957)
David Livingstone, Scottish missionary and explorer (1813 - 1873)
Ken Livingstone, English labour politician (1945 - )
Titus Livy, Roman historian (59 BC - 17 AD)
Mario Vargas Llosa, Peruvian writer (1936 - )
Chris Evert Lloyd, American tennis player (1954 - )
David Lloyd, English biographer (1625 - 1691)
Marie Lloyd, English singer (1870 - 1922)
Robert Lloyd, English poet (1733 - 1764)
David Lloyd George, English statesman and prime minister (1863 - 1945)
Alain Locke, American philosopher, educator and writer (1886 - 1954)
Bobby Locke, South African golfer (1917 - 1987)
John Locke, English philosopher and philanthropist (1632 - 1704)
William John Locke, British novelist (1863 - 1930)
Frederick Locker-Lampson, English poet (1821 - 1895)
John Gibson Lockhart, Scottish author, poet and critic (1794 - 1854)
Francis Lockier, English divine and essayist (1667 - 1740)
Belva Lockwood, American social reformer and lawyer (1830 - 1917)
Henry Cabot Lodge, American senator, statesman, orator and historian (1850 - 1924)
Capel Lofft, English writer (1751 - 1824)
John Logan, Scottish divine and poet (1748 - 1788)
Friedrich von Logau, German poet (1604 - 1655)
Vince Lombardi, American football coach (1913 - 1970)
Cesare Lombroso, Italian criminologist, physician and educator (1836 - 1909)
Jack London, American novelist (1876 - 1916)
Shelley Long, American actress (1950 - )
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet and scholar (1807 - 1882)
Samuel Longfellow, American clergyman and poet (1819 - 1892)
Alice Roosevelt Longworth, American author, socialite and celebrity relative (1884 - 1980)
Anita Loos, American screenwriter, dramatist and author (1893 - 1981)
Nancy Lopez, American golfer (1957 - )
Federico Garcia Lorca, Spanish poet and dramatist (1898 - 1936)
Audre Lorde, American poet and feminist (1934 - 1992)
Sophia Loren, Italian actress (1934 - )
Edward N. Lorenz, American meteorologist (1917 - )
Konrad Lorenz, Austrian-German ethnologist (1903 - 1989)
Rev. Larry Lorenzoni, American (20th century)
George Lorimer, American editor and writer (1867 - 1937)
Joseph Losery, American minister and civil rights leader (1924 - )
Louis Philippe "Roi citoyen", French king (1773 - 1850)
Louis XI of France, French king (1423 - 1483)
Louis XIII of France, French king (1601 - 1643)
Louis XIV of France, French king (1638 - 1715)
Louis XV of France, French king (1710 - 1774)
Louis XVIII of France, French king (1755 - 1824)
Joe Louis, American boxer (1914 - 1981)
Richard Lovelace, English poet (1618 - 1658)
Bernard Lovell, English astronomer (1913 - )
Marie Anne Lacy Lovell, English actress and dramatist (1803 - 1877)
Robert Loveman, American poet and author (1864 - 1923)
Samuel Lover, Irish painter and novelist (1797 - 1868)
Jon Lovitz, American comedian and actor (1957 - )
Amy Lowell, American poet, critic and lecturer (1874 - 1925)
James Russell Lowell, American poet (1819 - 1891)
Maria White Lowell, American poet (1821 - 1853)
Robert Lowell (2), American poet and pacifist (1917 - 1977)
Robert T.S. Lowell, American author (1816 - 1891)
William Lowndes, English treasury secretary under William III and George I (1652 - 1724)
L.S. Lowry, English painter (1887 - 1976)
Robert Lowth, English bishop and writer (1710 - 1787)
Charles Jean Marie Loyson (Pere Hyacinthe), French pulpit orator, divine and theologian (1827 - 1912)
John Lubbock, English naturalist, banker and statesman (1834 - 1913)
Lucanus (Marcus Annaeus Lucan), Roman (Spanish-born) last of Roman epic poets (c. 39 - 65)
Edward Verrall Lucas, English essayist, writer of travel books and publisher's reader (1868 - 1938)
George Lucas, American film director (1944 - )
St. John Welles Lucas, English novelist (1879 - 1934)
Clare Boothe Luce, American dramatist, author, politician and diplomat (1905 - 1987)
Henry R. Luce, American editor and publisher (1898 - 1967)
Lucian, Greek satirist (c. 120 - 180)
Caius Lucilius, Roman satiric poet (148 BC - 103 BC)
Lucretius (Titus Lucretius Carus), Roman philosophical poet (c. 96 BC - 55 BC)
FitzHugh Ludlow, American author and journalist (1836 - 1870)
Robert Ludlum, American writer (1927 - )
George Lunt, American lawyer, poet and writer (1803 - 1885)
Vicentius Lupanus (Vincent de La Loupe), French (16th century)
Martin Luther, German religious reformer (1483 - 1546)
Edwin Lutyens, English architect (1869 - 1944)
Count Karl von Luxburg, German ambassador to Argentine Republic during World War I (fl. early 20th century)
Rosa Luxemburg, Polish-German socialist and writer (1871 - 1919)
Lycurgus, Spartan semi-mythical law-giver (lived c. 850 BC)
John Lydgate, English poet (c. 1375 - 1460)
John Lyly (Lylie or Lyllie), English dramatist (c. 1554 - 1606)
Robert Lynd, American sociologist (1892 - 1970)
J. Russel Lynes, American author and editor (1910 - 1991)
Loretta Lynn, American singer and song writer (1935 - )
Mary Lyon, American educator (1797 - 1849)
A. Neil Lyons (Albert Neil) ("Edwin Smallweed"), Cape Colony novelist, poet, dramatist, editor and miscellaneous writer (1880 - 1940)
Edward Lysaght, Irish song writer (1763 - 1811?)
Lysander, Greek general and statesman (- 395 BC)
Henry Francis Lyte, Scottish hymn writer
Lord George Lyttleton, English author and statesman (1709 - 1773)
Lord Lytton (Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton) ("Owen Meredith"), English statesman and poet (1831 - 1891)

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Jackie "Moms" Mabley, American comedienne (1894 - 1975)
General Douglas MacArthur, American army officer (1880 - 1964)
Rose Macaulay, English novelist (1881 - 1958)
Thomas Babington Macaulay, English author, historian, statesman and poet (1800 - 1859)
Rose Macauley, English novelist (1881 - 1958)
F.G. MacBeath, poet (living 20th century)
William MacCall, Scottish author (1812 - 1888)
Mr. MacDonald, English staff correspondent on the London "Times" (fl. 1855)
George MacDonald, Scottish novelist (1824 - 1905)
Ross MacDonald (pseudonym of Kenneth Millar), American novelist (1914? - 1983)
Edward Alexander Macdowell, American pianist and musical composer (1861 - 1908)
Sir George Alexander Macfarren, British musician and dramatist (1813 - 1887)
Niccolo Machiavelli (Macchiavelli), Italian philosopher, statesman, diplomatist and writer (1469 - 1527)
Charles Mackay, Scottish poet and song writer (1814 - 1889)
Sir James Mackintosh, Scottish author, orator and statesman (1765 - 1832)
Charles Macklin, Irish actor and dramatist (1690 - 1797)
Alexander MacLagan, Scotch-Canadian poet (1818 - 1896)
Shirley MacLaine, American actress, dancer, writer and metaphysician (1934 - )
Norman Fitzroy Maclean, American educator and author (1902 - 1990)
Archibald MacLeish, American poet, playwright, teacher and public official (1892 - 1982)
M.E.P.M. MacMahon, French marshal and president of France (1808 - 1893)
Harold Macmillan, English politician (1894 - 1986)
Louis MacNeice, British (Irish-born) poet (1907 - 1963)
Hector MacNeil, Scottish poet and miscellaneous writer (1746 - 1818)
James Macpherson, Scottish poet (1738 - 1796)
Ambrosius Theodosius Macrobius, Roman grammarian and philosopher (fl. 395 - 423)
John Madden, American football coach and sportscaster (1936 - )
Richard Robert Madden, Irish miscellaneous writer and politician (1798 - 1886)
Samuel Madden, Irish clergyman and writer (1687 - 1765)
Haki Madhubuti, American poet, writer and editor (1942 - )
James Madison, American 4th president of U.S. (1751 - 1809)
Madonna, American singer and actress (1958 - )
Cilnius Maecenas, Roman statesman and patron of letters (about 73 BC)
Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian dramatist and author (1862 - 1949)
William Connor Magee, English clergyman, Bishop of Peterborough and Archbishop of York (1821 - 1891)
Ferdinand Magellan, Portuguese explorer (c. 1480 - 1521)
Gustav Mahler, Austrian composer and conductor (1860 - 1911)
Mahomet II, the Great, Turkish sultan and conqueror of Constantinople (1430 - 1481)
Francis Sylvester Mahony, (see Father Prout)
Norman Mailer, American novelist and journalist (1923 - )
Maimonides, Jewish philosopher, jurist and physician (1135 - 1204)
Marjorie Main, American actress (1890 - 1975)
Mme. Francoise d'Aubigne de Maintenon, French writer and consort, mistress of Louis XIV (1635 - 1719)
Joseph Marie De Maistre, French diplomat and writer (1753 - 1821)
Miriam Makeba, South African singer (1932 - )
Bernard Malamud, American novelist and short-story writer (1914 - 1986)
Malcolm X, American political activist (1925 - 1965)
Francois de Malherbe, French lyric poet (1555 - 1628)
Stephane Mallarme, French poet (1842 - 1898)
David Mallet (originally Malloch), Scottish poet (about 1705 - 1765)
George Leigh Mallory, British mountaineer (1886 - 1824)
Judge Walter Malone, American jurist and poet (1866 - 1915)
Sir Thomas Malory ("Morte d'Arthur"), English knight soldier (1470 - )
Andre Malraux, French novelist, art historian and public official (1901 - 1976)
Thomas Malthus, English economist (1766 - 1834)
David Mamet, American dramatist, playwright and director (1947 - )
William Manchester, American historian (1922 - )
W.R. Mandale, English (living 19th century)
Nelson Mandela, South African statesman (1918 - )
Nadezhda Mandelstam, Russian writer and wife of poet Osip Mandelstam (1899 - 1980)
Bernard Mandeville, English philosopher (c. 1670 - 1733)
Manilius (Manlius or Mallius) (Marcus or Caius), Latin poet (reign of Augustus or Tiberius)
Wilma Pearl Mankiller, American Indian Cherokee chief (1945 - )
Mrs. Manley, English novelist and dramatist (1663 - 1724)
Horace Mann, American educator and politician (1796 - 1859)
Thomas Mann, American (German-born) novelist (1875 - 1955)
Lord John Manners (Duke of Rutland), English Tory politician and writer (1818 - 1906)
Lord Thomas Manners (Earl of Rutland), English noble (before 1488 - 1543)
Lord Thomas Manners (Earl of Rutland) and Sir Thomas More, English noble and statesman (< 1488 - 1543 / 1480 - 1535)
Marya Mannes, American journalist and writer (1904 - 1990)
Don Jorge Manrique, Spanish poet (about 1420 - 1485)
Sir James Mansfield, English Lord Chief Justice (1733 - 1821)
Katherine Mansfield, New Zealander author (1888 - 1923)
Marilyn Manson, American rock music performer
Baptista Mantuanus, Mantuan Latin poet (1448 - 1516)
Don Juan Manuel, Spanish Prince of Castile and politician (1282 - 1349)
Sir Roger Manwood (Chief Baron of the Exchequer), English judge and writer on forest law (1525 - 1593)
Marcel Marceau, French actor and pantomimist (1923 - )
Imelda Marcos, Filipino first lady (1929 - )
Herbert Marcuse, German-American political philosopher (1898 - 1979)
William L. Marcy, American statesman (1786 - 1857)
Orison Swett Marden (1), American founder of "Success" magazine (1850 - 1924)
Orison Swett Marden (2), American lawyer (1906 - 1975)
Miriam Margolyes, English actress (1941 - )
Maria-Theresa, Austrian empress (1717 - 1780)
Jacques Maritain, French philosopher (1882 - 1973)
Caius Marius, Roman dictator and general (155 BC - 85 BC)
Beryl Markham, English aviator and horse trainer (1902 - 1986)
Edwin Markham, American poet and lecturer (1852 - 1940)
Christopher Marlowe, English dramatist (1564 - 1593)
Shackerley Marmion (Shakerley Marmion), English dramatist (1603 - 1639)
Jean Francois Marmontel, French writer (1723 - 1794)
Clement Marot, Cahors French poet (1495 - 1544)
John Phillips Marquand, American writer (1893 - 1960)
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Colombian novelist and short-story writer (1928 - )
Don Marquis (D.R.P. Marquis), American journalist, poet, dramatist and humorist (1878 - 1937)
Captain Frederick Marryat, English naval commander and novelist (1792 - 1848)
William Marsden, English Orientalist, numismatist and antiquarian (1754 - 1836)
Chief Justice John Marshall, American chief justice and statesman (1755 - 1835)
Paule Marshall, American writer and educator (1929 - )
Peter Marshall, American religious leader (1902 - 1949)
Thomas R. Marshall, American politician (1854 - 1925)
Thurgood Marshall, American supreme court justice (1908 - 1993)
John Marston, English dramatist, satirist and divine (about 1575 - 1634)
Jose Marti, Cuban poet and patriot (1853 - 1895)
Marcus Valerius Martial, Spanish epigrammatic poet (c. 43 - 104)
Dean Martin, American singer and actor (1917 - 1995)
Edward Sanford Martin, American editor, critic, essayist and poet (1856 - 1939)
Judith Martin, American author and journalist (1938 - )
Steve Martin, American comedian and actor (1945 - )
Harriet Martineau, English social reformer and writer (1802 - 1876)
Ik Marvel (pseudonym of Donald G. Mitchell), American writer (1822 - 1908)
Andrew Marvell, English patriot and satirical writer (1621 - 1678)
Frederic R. Marvin, American clergyman and poet (1847 - 1919)
Groucho Marx, American comedic actor and broadcaster (1895 - 1977)
Karl Marx, German socialist leader and philosopher (1818 - 1883)
Mary, Queen of Scots, Scottish queen and daughter of James V of Scotland (1542 - 1587)
Theophile Julius Henry Marzials, Belgian English poet and songwriter (1850 - 1920)
John Masefield, English poet, novelist and critic (1878 - 1967)
Abraham Maslow, American psychologist and philosopher (1908 - 1970)
Agnes Carter Mason, American poet (1835 - 1908)
Alfred Edward Woodley (A.E.W.) Mason, English novelist (1865 - 1948)
F. (Francis) van Wyck Mason (1901 - )
Jackie Mason, American comedian (1934 - )
William Mason, English poet, painter and musician (1725 - 1797)
Gerald Massey, English poet (1828 - 1894)
Jean Baptiste Massieu, French ecclesiastic (1742 - 1822)
Philip Massinger, English dramatic poet (1583 - 1640)
Edgar Lee Masters, American poet (1869 - 1950)
Cotton Mather, American Congregational minister and writer (1663 - 1729)
Caroline Matilda, English queen of Denmark (1751 - 1775)
Henri Matisse, French artist and author (1869 - 1954)
Charles Robert Maturin, Irish poet and novelist (1782 - 1824)
W. Somerset Maugham, English novelist, short-story writer and playwright (1874 - 1965)
Sir William Henry Maule, English judge (1788 - 1858)
Francois Mauriac, French novelist, essayist, poet and playwright (1885 - 1970)
Daphne du Maurier, English novelist (1907 - 1989)
George Louis Palmella Busson du Maurier, French-English artist, novlist and writer (1834 - 1896)
Andre Maurois, French biographer, novelist and essayist (1885 - 1967)
Valerius Maximus, Roman historian (c. 1st century)
Elsa Maxwell, American writer, TV hostess and columnist (1883 - 1963)
Rollo May, American psychoanalyst (1909 - 1994)
Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russian Georgian poet (1893 - 1930)
Henry Mayhew, English writer (1812 - 1887)
Jasper Mayne, English divine and poet (1604 - 1672)
George Marrow Mayo, American journalist and poet (1896 - )
William James Mayo, American surgeon (1861 - 1939)
Benjamin E. Mays, American educator and clergyman (1895 - 1984)
Willie Mays, American baseball player (1931 - )
Jules (Giulio) Mazarin, French (Sicilian-born) cardinal and statesman (1602 - 1661)
Giuseppe Mazzini, Genoese propagandist and revolutionary (1805 - 1872)
Christa McAuliffe, American teacher (1948 - 1986)
Norman McCaig, Scottish poet (1910 - 1996)
Cormac McCarthy, American writer (1933 - )
Denis Florence McCarthy, Irish author (1820 - 1882)
Eugene McCarthy, American democratic politician (1916 - )
Mary McCarthy, American novelist and critic (1912 - 1989)
Paul McCartney, English musician (1942 - )
George Brinton McClellan, American general (1826 - 1885)
Barbara McClintock, American scientist (1902 - )
Caroline McCormick, no available biographical data
Lieut.-Col. John McCrae, Canadian poet, surgeon and pathologist, killed in action (1872 - 1918)
John Luckey McCreery, American journalist (1835 - 1906)
Carson McCullers, American novelist and short-story writer (1917 - 1967)
George Barr McCutcheon, American novelist (1866 - 1928)
George McDuffle, American politician and governor of South Carolina (1788 - 1851)
John McEnroe, American tennis player (1959 - )
Reba McEntire, American country singer (1954 - )
Wilma Kate McFarland, American poet and writer (20th century - )
William McFee, American author (1881 - 1966)
Bobby McFerrin, American jazz singer, song writer and director (1950 - )
Thomas D'Arcy McGee, Canadian (Irish-born) journalist (1825 - 1868)
Phyllis McGinley, American author and poet (1905 - 1978)
George McGovern, American senator (1922 - )
Phillip C. McGraw, Ph.D., American psychologist and human behavior expert (20th century)
The McGregor, a Highland chief
Lord McGregor (1921 - )
Al McGuire, American college basketball coach (1928 - )
Claude McKay, Jamaican-American poet and novelist (1889 - 1984)
John McKay, American football coach (1923 - )
Patricia McKillip, American science-fiction writer (1948 - )
William McKinley, American 25th president of U.S. and statesman (1843 - 1901)
Rod McKuen, American poet, novelist and songwriter (1933 - )
Mignon McLaughlin, American journalist and author (1915 - )
Murdoch McLennan, Scottish poet (fl. 1715)
Marshall McLuhan, Canadian communications scholar (1911 - 1980)
Terry McMillan, American novelist and editor (1951 - )
Larry McMurtry, American scriptwriter and novelist (1936 - )
Leonard McNally, Irish barrister (1752 - 1826)
Robert McNamara, American politician and statesman (1916 - )
Aimee Semple McPherson, American religious leader and evangelist (1890 - 1944)
Terence Joseph McSwiney, M.P., Irish Lord Mayor of Cork and self-martyr by starvation (1880 - 1920)
Margaret Mead, American anthropologist and author (1901 - 1978)
Peter B. Medawar, English immunologist and author (1915 - 1987)
Samuel Medley, English sailor, clergyman and poet (1738 - 1799)
William Mee, English poet and journalist (1788 - 1862)
Golda Meir, Israeli stateswoman and Prime Minister (1898 - 1978)
Nellie Melba, Australian opera singer (1861 - 1931)
Lord William Lamb Melbourne, English statesman and prime minister (1779 - 1848)
Rupertus Meldenius (possible pseudonym), German author (c. 1630)
Meleager, Greek poet (1st century BC)
Grenville Mellen ("Singer of one Song"), American poet (1799 - 1841)
Andrew Mellon, American financier and philanthropist (1855 - 1937)
Herman Melville, American novelist (1819 - 1891)
Gilles (Giles) Menage, French lexicographer and satirist (1613 - 1692)
Menander, Greek dramatic poet (c. 341 BC - c. 293 BC)
Mencius, Chinese philosopher (371 BC - 289 BC)
Henry Louis Mencken, American journalist and literary critic (1880 - 1956)
Karl A. Menninger, American psychiatrist (1893 - 1990)
Gian Carlo Menotti, Italian composer (1911 - )
Robert Menzies, Australian political leader (1894 - 1978)
Louis Sebastian Mercier, French eccentric writer (1740 - 1814)
George Meredith, English novelist and poet (1828 - 1909)
Louisa A. Meredith, English author (1812 - 1895)
Owen Meredith, (see Lord Lytton)
Ethel Merman, American singer and actor (1909 - 1984)
Claude Mermet, French poet (about 1550 - 1605)
James Merrick, English divine and poet (1720 - 1769)
Thomas Merton, French monk and poet (1915 - 1968)
William Stanley (W.S.) Merwin, American poet (1927 - )
Grace Metalious, American novelist (1924 - 1964)
Metastasio (pseudonym of Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi Pietro), Italian poet (1698 - 1782)
Dr. Samuel L. Metcalf, American ( - 1856)
Bob Metcalfe, American computer scientist, Ethernet inventor, founder of 3com Corp. (1946 - )
Prince C.W.N.L. Metternich, Austrian diplomat (1773 - 1839)
Gabriel Meurier, writer of "Tresor des Sentences" (1530 - 1601)
Robert C.V. Meyers, American dramatist (1858 - 1917)
Alice Meynell, English poet and essayist (1847 - 1922)
Michelangelo Buonarotti, Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet (1475 - 1564)
James A. Michener, American novelist (1907 - 1997)
William Julius Mickle, Scottish poet and translator (1734 - 1788)
Thomas Middleton, English dramatist (c. 1570 - 1627)
Bette Midler, American singer and actress (1945 - )
George Mikes, British writer (1912 - )
Barbara Mikulski, American politician (1936 - )
John Stuart Mill, English philosopher and political economist (1806 - 1873)
Kenneth Millar, (see Ross MacDonald)
Millaud, French writer (1836 - 1892)
Edna St. Vincent Millay, American author and poet (1882 - 1950)
Alice Duer Miller, American poet and author (1874 - 1942)
Arthur Miller, American dramatist (1915 - )
Dennis Miller, American comedian and TV personality (1953 - )
Henry Miller, American novelist (1891 - 1980)
Joaquin Miller, American poet (1839 - 1913)
Kelly Miller, American educator and university dean (1863 - 1939)
Roger Miller, American singer and song writer (1936 - )
William Miller, Scottish poet (1810 - 1872)
Kate Millett, American writer, sculptor and educator (1934 - )
Spike Milligan, Irish comedian (1918 - )
Robert Millikan, American physicist (1868 - 1953)
Richard Alfred Milliken (Millikin), English poet (1767 - 1815)
Rev. Henry Hart Milman, English poet and historian (1791 - 1868)
A.A. Milne, English humorist and children's author (1882 - 1965)
Lord Milner, English colonial administrator (1854 - 1925)
Richard Monckton Milnes (Lord Houghton), English statesman and writer (1809 - 1885)
Ronnie Milsap, American singer (1944 - )
John Milton, English poet, scholar, writer and patriot (1608 - 1674)
Charles Miner, American journalist and author (1780 - 1865)
Liza Minnelli, American actress, singer and dancer (1946 - )
John Minsheu (Minshew), English linguist and lexicographer (c. 1550 - after 1627)
Francois Maximilien Mission, French descriptive writer (1650? - 1722)
Mistinguette, French actress (1875 - 1956)
Donald G. Mitchell, (see Ik Marvel)
Joni Mitchell, Canadian singer and song writer (1943 - )
Margaret Mitchell, American novelist (1900 - 1949)
Maria Mitchell, American astronomer and educator (1818 - 1889)
Naomi Mitchison, Scottish novelist (1897 - 1999)
Jessica Mitford, English-American journalist (1917 - 1996)
Nancy Mitford (1), English novelist and dramatist (1787 - 1855)
Nancy Mitford (2), English novelist (1904 - 1973)
Addison Mizner, American architect (1872 - 1933)
Wilson Mizner, American dramatist (1876 - 1933)
Mochus (Moschus), Greek pastoral poet (living 200 BC)
Mohammed, Arab religious leader (570 - 632)
David Macbeth Moir, Scottish writer and physician (1798 - 1851)
Jacob Moleschott, Dutch-Italian physiologist (1822 - 1893)
Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere, French dramatist and actor (1622 - 1673)
Count Helmuth K. von Moltke, Prussian field marshall (1800 - 1891)
Walter F. Mondale, American lawyer and politician (1928 - )
Piet Mondrian, Dutch painter (1872 - 1944)
Claude Monet, French artist (1840 - 1926)
Bernard de la Monnoye, French poet and philologist (1641 - 1728)
Bill Monroe, American musician and instrumentalist (1920 - 1996)
Harriet Monroe, American editor and poet (1860 - 1936)
James Monroe, American 5th president of U.S. (1758 - 1831)
Marilyn Monroe, American actress (1926 - 1962)
Ashley Montagu, British-American anthropologist (1905 - )
Elizabeth Montagu, English intellectual and conversationalist (1720 - 1800)
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, English writer (1689 - 1762)
Charles Edward Montague, English writer (1867 - 1928)
Michael Eyquen de Montaigne, French philosopher and essayist (1533 - 1592)
Charles de Montesquieu (Charles-Louis de Secondat), French author (1689 - 1755)
Maria Montessori, Italian educator and reformer (1870 - 1952)
Alexander Montgomery, Scottish poet (died about 1610)
James Montgomery, Scottish poet and journalist (1771 - 1854)
Robert Montgomery, English poet and divine (1807 - 1855)
Adrian de Montluc, French writer (fl. 1735)
Baroness Isabelle de Bottens de Montolieu, Swiss writer (1751 - 1832)
James Graham, First Marquis of Montrose, Scottish celebrated general (1612 - 1650)
Jacques Marie Boutet Monvel, French actor and dramatist (1745 - 1812)
Susanna Moodie, English Canadian pioneer (1803 - 1885)
Dwight L. Moody, American evangelist
William Vaughn Moody, American poet and writer (1869 - 1910)
Dr. Thomas de la Moor, British historian (living 1327 - 1347)
Brian Moore, Irish novelist (1921 - 1999)
Clement C. Moore, LL.D., American professor of Biblical learning and Greek and Oriental lit. (1779 - 1863)
Edward Moore, English litterateur (1712 - 1757)
Francis Moore, English astrologer and almanac maker (1657 - 1715?)
George A. Moore, Anglo-Irish novelist and poet (1855 - 1933)
George Edward Moore, English philosopher (1873 - 1958)
Henry Moore, English sculptor and draughtsman (1898 - 1986)
Marianne Moore, American poet and editor (1887 - 1972)
Mary Tyler Moore, American actress and humanitarian (1936 - )
Thomas Moore, Irish poet (1779 - 1852)
Hannah More, English writer (1745 - 1833)
Henry More, English theologian (1614 - 1687)
Paul Elmer More, American editor, philosopher and author (1864 - 1937)
Sir Thomas More, English wit, philosopher, humanist and statesman (1480 - 1535)
Jeanne Moreau, French actress (1928 - )
Dr. Thomas Morell, English scholar, critic and librettist (1703 - 1784)
Henry Morford, American poet and author (1823 - 1881)
Charles Morgan, British novelist and dramatist (1894 - 1958)
J.P. Morgan, American financier (1837 - 1913)
Robin Morgan, American editor, feminist and writer (1941 - )
Sydney Morgan (Lady Morgan), Irish novelist (1783 - 1859)
Christopher Darlington Morley, American editor, dramatist and writer (1890 - 1957)
John Morley, English journalist, politician and historian (1838 - 1923)
Robert Morley, English actor, director and playwright (1908 - 1992)
Charles Morris, English soldier and song writer (1745 - 1838)
Desmond Morris, English anthropologist (1928 - )
George P. Morris, American lyric poet and journalist (1802 - 1864)
Jan Morris, English writer and journalist (1926 - )
Lewis Morris, Welsh British poet (1835 - 1907)
William Morris, English craftsman and poet (1834 - 1896)
Toni Morrison, American novelist (1931 - )
Dwight Whitney Morrow, American lawyer, banker and diplomat (1873 - 1931)
John Mortimer, English novelist, barrister and dramatist (1923 - )
Thomas Mortimer, English economist and miscellaneous writer, "British Plutarch" (1730 - 1810)
J.B. Morton, English journalist (1893 - 1975)
Jelly Roll Morton, American jazz pianist and composer (1885 - 1941)
Thomas Morton, English dramatist (1764 - 1838)
Guo Moruo, Chinese leading man of letters in the People's Republic (1892 - 1978)
Carol Moseley-Braun, American politician and lawyer (1947 - )
Bob Moses, American civil rights activist (1935 - )
Grandma Moses, American folk painter (1860 - 1961)
Thomas Moss, English clergyman and poet (1740 - 1808)
Robert Motherwell, American painter (1915 - 1991)
William Motherwell, Scottish poet (1798 - 1835)
John Lothrop Motley, American historian (1814 - 1877)
Lucretia Mott, American social reformer (1793 - 1880)
Antoine Houdart de la Motte, French critic and dramatist (1672 - 1731)
Peter Anthony Motteaux (Pierre Antoine), French-English dramatist and translator (1663 - 1718)
Louise Chandler Moulton, American poet (1835 - 1908)
Marjorie "Mo" Mowlam, English labour politician (1949 - )
Bill Moyers, American newscaster, journalist, commentator and author (1934 - )
Daniel Moynihan, American politician and professor (1927 - )
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian composer (1756 - 1791)
Malcolm Muggeridge, American writer, journalist, critic and educator (1903 - 1990)
Elijah Muhammad, American religious leader (1897 - 1975)
William Augustus Muhlenberg, American clergyman and poet (1796 - 1877)
John Muir, American naturalist (1838 - 1914)
Paul Muldoon, Irish poet (1951 - )
Friedrich Max Muller, German-born English classical scholar, philologist and Orientalist (1823 - 1900)
H.J. Muller, American geneticist (1890 - 1967)
Niklas Muller, German printer and poet (1809 - 1875)
Dinah Maria Mulock (Mrs. Craik), English author and writer of "Magnus and Morna" (1826 - 1887)
Ethel Watts Mumford (1878 - 1940)
Lewis Mumford, American sociologist (1895 - 1990)
Arthur James Munby, English poet (1828 - 1910)
Edvard Munch, Norwegian painter and engraver (1863 - 1944)
Hector Hugh (H.H.) Munro (Saki), British (Burmese-born) short-story writer (1870 - 1916)
Neil Munro, English novelist, poet and journalist (1863 - 1930)
Count Ernest F.N. von Munster, Hannoverian statesman and envoy at St. Petersburg (1766 - 1839)
Iris Murdoch, Irish author (1919 - 1999)
Rupert Murdoch, American publisher (1931 - )
Arthur Murphy, Irish dramatic and miscellaneous writer (about 1727 - 1805)
Capt. Edward Murphy,Jr., American (living in 20th century)
Mike Murphy, American republican-party strategist (1930 - )
Robert Xavier Murphy, Irish dramatic and miscellaneous writer (about 1727 - 1805)
David Christie Murray, English novelist and journalist (1847 - 1907)
Edward R. Murrow, American broadcaster and journalist (1908 - 1965)
Miyamoto Musashi, Japanese warrior and strategist (1584 - 1645)
Robert Edler von Musil, Austrian novelist (1880 - 1942)
Louis Charles Alfred de Musset, French poet, novelist and dramatist (1810 - 1857)
Benito Mussolini, Italian political leader (1883 - 1945)
Joyce A. Myers, American business executive

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Vladimir Nabokov, Russian-American novelist (1899 - 1977)
Gustave Nadaud, French writer, musician and singer (1820 - 1893)
Ralph Nader, American lawyer and consumer advocate (1934 - )
Siddha Nagarjuna, Indian-Tibetan religious leader (c. 100 - 200)
Mahfouz Naguib, Egyptian novelist (1911 - )
V.S. Naipaul, West Indian novelist and journalist (1932 - )
Lady Caroline Oliphant Nairne, Scottish poet (1766 - 1845)
John Naisbitt, American business writer and social researcher (1929 - )
Joe Namath, American football player (1943 - )
Sir W.F.P. Napier, Irish general and historian (1785 - 1860)
Napoleon Bonaparte (Napoleon I), French soldier and emperor of France (1769 - 1821)
Charles Louis Napoleon III, French emperor (1808 - 1873)
Ogden Nash, American poet (1902 - 1971)
Thomas Nash (Nashe), English author and satirist (c. 1567 - 1601)
Sena Jeter Naslund, American novelist (late 20th century)
George Jean Nathan, editor and critic "American Mercury" (1882 - 1958)
Robert Nathan, American novelist and poet (1894 - 1985)
Carry Nation, American social reformer (1846 - 1911)
Martina Navratilova, American tennis player (1956 - )
Gloria Naylor, American novelist and educator (1950 - )
Larry Neal, American editor and poet (1937 - )
Patricia Neal, American actress (1926 - )
John Mason Neale, English hymnologist and ecclesiastical historian (1818 - 1866)
Lord Charles Neaves, English author (1800 - 1876)
Madame Suzanne Curchod Necker, French-Swiss writer and leader in literary circles (1739 - 1794)
Jawaharlal Nehru, Indian political leader (1889 - 1964)
John Gneisenau Neihardt, American critic and writer (1881 - 1973)
William C. Nell, American historian and abolitionist (1816 - 1874)
Emile Nelligan, Canadian poet (1879 - 1941)
Byron Nelson, American golfer (1912 - )
Lord Horatio Nelson, English naval officer (1758 - 1805)
Paula Nelson, American economist (1945 - )
Willie Nelson, American musician and singer (1933 - )
Howard Nemerov, American poet, novelist and critic (1920 - 1991)
Cornelius Nepos, Roman author (1st century BC)
Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet, diplomat and Marxist (1904 - 1973)
Edith Nesbit, English writer (1858 - 1924)
Wilbur D. Nesbit, English poet (1871 - 1927)
Sir Francis Nethersole, English secretary of state (1587 - 1659)
Neidhart von Neuenthal ("Nithen" or "Nithart"), German minnesinger and lyric poet (13th century)
Al Neuharth, American editor (1924 - )
John (Johann) von Neumann, American (Hungarian-born) computer scientist, mathematician and game theorist (1903 - 1957)
Otto Neurath, German philosopher (1882 - 1945)
Louise Nevelson, American sculptor and painter (1899 - 1988)
Henry J. Newboldt, English author and poet (1862 - 1938)
Peter Newell (Sheaf Hersey), American humorist, writer and illustrator (1862 - 1924)
Robert H. Newell ("Orpheus C. Kerr"), American author and editor (1836 - 1901)
Abraham Newland, English principal cashier of the Bank of England (1730 - 1807)
Cardinal John Henry Newman, English Catholic religious leader, prelate and writer (1801 - 1890)
Mildred Newman, et al.
Paul Newman, American actor (1925 - )
Huey P. Newton, American political activist (1942 - 1989)
Isaac Newton, English mathematician and philosopher (1642 - 1727)
John Newton, American general and engineer (1823 - 1895)
Nicephorus, emperor of Constantinople ( - 811)
Nicholas I, Russian czar (1796 - 1855)
Meredith Nicholson, American novelist and diplomat (1866 - 1947)
Jack Nicklaus, American golfer (1940 - )
Robert Nicoll, Scottish poet (1814 - 1837)
Reinhold Niebuhr, American theologian (1892 - 1971)
Martin Niemoller, German theologian (1892 - 1984)
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, German philosopher (1844 - 1900)
Florence Nightingale, English nurse and reformer (1820 - 1910)
Aaron Nimzovich, Latvian chess master (1886 - 1935)
Anais Nin, American author (1903 - 1977)
Pat Nixon, American first lady (1912 - 1993)
Richard Milhous Nixon, American 37th president of U.S. (1913 - 1994)
Louis Nizer, English lawyer (1902 - 1994)
Kwame Nkrumah, Ghanian political leader (1909 - 1972)
Alfred Nobel, Swedish chemist, inventor and philanthropist (1833 - 1896)
Thomas Noel, English poet (1799 - 1861)
Chuck Noll, American football coach (1932 - )
Peggy Noonan, American writer (1950 - )
Greg Norman, Australian golfer (1955 - )
Jessye Norman, American operatic and concert singer (1945 - )
Marsha Norman, American dramatist (1947 - )
Frank Norris, American novelist (1870 - 1902)
John Norris of Bemerton, English Platonist and divine (1657 - 1711)
Kathleen Norris, American novelist (1880 - 1960)
William Edward Norris, English novelist (1847 - 1925)
Oliver North, American soldier and military advisor (1943 - )
John Northbrooke, English preacher (living 1577)
Lady Caroline Sheridan Norton, English poet and novelist (1808 - 1877)
Delle W. Norton, American poet (1840 - )
Eleanor Holmes Norton, American government official (1937 - )
Jack Norworth (1879 - 1959)
Novalis (Frederick von Hardenburg), German poet and romancer (1772 - 1801)
Alfred Noyes, English poet and writer (1880 - 1958)
Friedrich Nuchter, German
Bill Nye (pseudonym of Edgar Wilson Nye), American humorist (1850 - 1896)

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Ann Oakley (1944 - )
Joyce Carol Oates, American novelist, poet and educator (1938 - )
Edna O'Brien, Irish novelist and pacifist (1932 - )
Edward Joseph Harrington O'Brien, American author, poet, editor and anthologist (1890 - 1941)
Flann O'Brien (1911 - 1966)
Sean O'Casey, Irish playwright (1884 - 1964)
Carroll O'Connor, American actor (1924 - 2001)
Flannery O'Connor, American author (1925 - 1964)
Sandra Day O'Connor, American supreme court justice (1930 - )
David Ogilvy, American advertising executive (1911 - )
General James Edward Oglethorpe, English planted colony of Georgie (1689 - 1785)
John O'Hara, American writer (1905 - 1970)
Kane O'Hara, Irish dramatist (1722 - 1782)
Theodore O'Hara, American poet (1820 - 1867)
John O'Keefe, Irish dramatist (1747 - 1833)
Georgia O'Keeffe, American painter (1887 - 1986)
Patrick O'Kelly ("Bard O'Kelly"), Irish poet (1754 - 1835?)
Bruce Oldfield, English fashion designer (1950 - )
John Oldham, English satirical poet and translator (1653 - 1683)
John Oldmixon, English historical and political writer (1673 - 1742)
William Oldys, English biographer and bibliographer (about 1690 - 1791)
Margaret Oliphant, Scottish writer (1828 - 1897)
Laurence Olivier, English actor and director (1907 - 1989)
Tillie Olsen, American novelist (1912 - )
Ken Olson, American founder and president of Digital Equipment Corp. (20th century)
Austin O'Malley, American physician and humorist (1858 - 1932)
Barry Edward O'Meara, Irish Napoleon's physician at St. Helena (1780 - 1836)
Aristotle Onassis, Greek shipping magnate (1906 - 1975)
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, American first lady (1929 - 1994)
Eugene O'Neill, American dramatist (1888 - 1953)
Yoko Ono, American artist and musician (1933 - )
John Opie, Welsh painter (1761 - 1807)
Edward Phillips Oppenheim, English novelist (1866 - 1946)
James Oppenheim, American poet (1882 - 1932)
J. Robert Oppenheimer, American physicist and director of the Manhattan Project (1904 - 1967)
Robert Orben, American editor and writer (1927 - )
Emmuska Orczy, British (Hungarian-born) novelist (1865 - 1947)
John Boyle O'Reilly, LL.D., Irish poet and journalist (1844 - 1890)
Miles O'Reilly, (see Charles G. Halpine)
P.J. O'Rourke, American humorist and editor (1947 - )
Joe Orton, English playwright (1933 - 1967)
George Orwell, English novelist (1903 - 1950)
John Osborne, English playwright (1929 - 1994)
Frances S. Osgood, American poet (1811 - 1850)
Arthur W.E. O'Shaughnessy, English poet (1844 - 1881)
William Osler, Canadian physician (1849 - 1919)
Donny Osmond, American actor and singer (1957 - )
Ossian, Gaelic semi-fabulous bard and hero (3rd century)
Peter O'Toole, Irish actor (1932 - )
Thomas Otway, English dramatist and poet (1652 - 1685)
Ouida (pseudonym of Marie Louise de la Ramee), English novelist and social critic (1839 - 1908)
Thomas John Ouseley, English customs collector and poet ( - 1874)
Peter Demianovich Ouspensky, (Russian-born) journalist and philosopher (1878 - 1947)
Sir Thomas Overbury, English writer (1581 - 1613)
Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso), Roman poet (43 BC - c. 17 AD)
Edward Charles Everard Owen, English poem and editor (1860 - after 1927?)
John Owen, British epigrammatist ("British Martial") (1560 - 1622)
Robert Owen, Scottish philanthropist (1771 - 1858)
Wilfred Owen, English soldier and poet (1893 - 1918)
Jesse Owens, American track athlete (1913 - 1980)
Count Axel von Oxenstierna, Swedish diplomat (1583 - 1654)
John Ozell, English translator ( - 1743)
Cynthia Ozick, American novelist and short-story writer (1928 - )

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Jack Paar, American entertainer and talk show host (1918 - )
Vance Packard, American nonfiction writer (1914 - 1996)
Clementine Paddleford, American journalist and editor (1900 - 1967)
H.A. Page, (see Alexander Hay Japp)
Catesby Paget, English hymn writer
Camille Paglia, American author and critic (1947 - )
Marcel Pagnol, French dramatist and moviemaker (1895 - 1974)
Satchel Paige, American baseball pitcher (1906 - 1982)
Robert Treat Paine, American poet (1773 - 1811)
Thomas Paine, English political writer and free thinker (1737 - 1809)
Jose de Palafox y Melzi, Spanish general and Duke of Saragossa (1780 - 1847)
Gabriel Paleotti, Italian cardinal and writer (1524 - 1597)
Grace Paley, American writer (1922 - )
William Paley, English theologian and philosopher (1743 - 1805)
Francis Turner Palgrave, English poet and critic (1824 - 1897)
Marcus S. Palingenius (Manzolli), Italian physician (16th century)
Palladas, Greek epigrammatist (about 450)
Arnold Palmer, American golfer (1929 - )
John Williamson Palmer, American physican and author (1825 - 1896)
Samuel Palmer, English artist (1805 - 1880)
Vance Palmer, Australian novelist (1885 - 1959)
Henry John Temple Palmerston, English viscount and statesman (1784 - 1865)
Chevalier de Panet, French mariner (1762 - 1834)
Emmeline Pankhurst, English suffragist (1858 - 1928)
Sylvia Pankhurst, English suffragist (1882 - 1960)
Anna Paquin, New Zealander actress (1982 - )
Philipus Aureolus Paracelsus, (Swiss-born) physician (1493 - 1541)
Bill Parcells, American football coach (1941 - )
Julia Pardoe, English historian and novelist (1806 - 1862)
Gail Parent, American scenarist (1940 - )
Andrew Park, Scottish poet (1807 - 1863)
Charlie Parker, American jazz saxophonist (1920 - 1955)
Dorothy Parker, American critic and humorist (1893 - 1967)
Edward Griffin Parker, American attorney and editor (1825 - 1868)
Dr. Edward Hazen Parker, American physician and writer (1823 - 1896)
Sir Gilbert Parker, Canadian author (1862 - 1932)
Martyn Parker, English poet and ballad-monger ( - 1656)
Theodore Parker, American theologian, pastor and scholar (1810 - 1860)
C. Northcote Parkinson, English writer (1909 - 1993)
Gordon Parks, American photographer and director (1912 - )
Rosa Parks, American civil rights leader (1913 - )
Charles Stewart Parnell, Irish politician (1846 - 1891)
Thomas Parnell, Irish poet (1679 - 1717)
Mrs. Parr, English novelist (1828 - 1900)
Thomas W. Parsons, American poet (1819 - 1892)
Tony Parsons, English critic and writer (1953 - )
Dolly Parton, American singer, song writer and actress (1946 - )
Sara Willis Parton, (see Fanny Fern)
Blaise Pasqal, French philosopher, geometer and writer (1623 - 1662)
Boris Pasternak, Russian novelist and poet (1890 - 1960)
Louis Pasteur, French chemist and bacteriologist (1822 - 1895)
Patanjali, Indian sage who wrote the "Yoga Sutras" (between 4th and 1st century BC)
Walter Pater, English essayist and critic (1839 - 1894)
Joe Paterno, American football coach (1926 - )
Katherine Paterson, American children's writer
Coventry Patmore, English poet (1823 - 1896)
Alan Paton, South African novelist (1903 - 1988)
Patricius, Bishop of Gaeta (about 450)
St. Patrick, Romano-British patron saint of Ireland (c. 5th century)
Floyd Patterson, American boxer (1935 - )
George S. Patton, American army officer and armored-warfare tactician (1885 - 1945)
Paul, Grand duc de Russie, Russian emperor (1754 - 1801)
Pope Paul III, Italian religious leader, convoked Council of Trent (1468 - 1549)
Pope Paul VI, Italian religious leader (1897 - 1978)
Alice Paul, American lawyer (1885 - 1977)
Jean Paul, German novelist and humorist (1763 - 1825)
Wolfgang Pauli, American (Austrian-born) physicist (1900 - 1958)
Linus Pauling, American chemist (1901 - 1994)
Saint Pontius Meropius Paulinus, French Bishop of Nola (c. 353 - 431)
Luciano Pavarotti, Italian lyric tenor (1935 - )
Cesare Pavese, Italian poet, critic, novelist and translator (1908 - 1950)
Ivan Pavlov, Russian physiologist (1849 - 1936)
Anna Pavlova, Russian ballerina (1881 - 1931)
Sir Amice Pawlet (Sir Amyas Paulet), English keeper of Mary Queen of Scots (about 1536 - 1588)
Dr. John Randolph Paxton, American clergyman (1843 - 1923)
James Payn, English novelist (1830 - 1898)
John Howard Payne, American actor, dramatic poet and song writer (1792 - 1852)
Percy Somers Payne, Irish poet (1850 - 1874)
Sarah Payson, (see Fanny Fern) (1811 - 1871)
Octavio Paz, Mexican poet, writer and diplomat (1914 - )
Josephine Preston Peabody (Mrs. Marks), American poet and writer (1874 - 1922)
Thomas Love Peacock, English novelist and poet (1785 - 1866)
Norman Vincent Peale, American religious broadcaster and writer (1898 - 1993)
Donn Pearce and Stuart Rosenberg, American novelist / movie director-producer (20th century / 1920 -)
Minnie Pearl, American comedienne (1912 - 1996)
Drew Pearson (Andrew Russell Pearson), American newspaper journalist and radio commentator (1897 - 1969)
Hesketh Pearson, English actor, director and biographer (1887 - 1964)
Bishop John Pearson, English prelate and expounder of the creed (1613 - 1686)
Neil Peart, American libertarian, song writer and drummer for "Rush" (1952 - )
George Peele, English dramatist and poet (c. 1558 - 1598)
Westbrook Pegler, American journalist (1894 - 1969)
Charles Peguy, French philosopher and poet (1873 - 1914)
Pele, Brazilian soccer player (1940 - )
Paul Pelisson (Peleisson) Fontanier, French litterateur (1624 - 1693)
Claude le Pelletier (Peletier), French magistrate (about 1630 - 1711)
Silvio Pellico, Italian poet (1788 - 1854)
Harvey Penick, American golfer and teacher (1905 - 1995)
William Penn, English Quaker, colonizer and founder of Pennsylvania (1644 - 1718)
Roger Penrose, English mathematician and theoretical physicist (1931 - )
Claude Pepper, American congressman (1900 - 1989)
Samuel Pepys, English diarist and naval administrator (1633 - 1703)
James Gates Percival, American poet and scholar (1795 - 1856)
Thomas Percy, English bishop, poet and scholar (1729 - 1811)
William Alexander Percy, American lawyer and poet (1885 - 1942)
Hardouin de Perefixe, French historian (1605 - 1670(1))
Sidney Joseph (S.J.) Perelman, American author, humorist and screenwriter (1904 - 1979)
Shimon Peres, Israeli statesman (1923 - )
Periander of Corinth, Greek one of Seven Sages (- about 585 BC)
Pericles, Greek statesman (495 BC - 429 BC)
Anthony Perkins, American actor (1932 - 1992)
Frances Perkins, American educator and government official (1880 - 1965)
Eva Peron, Argentinian political leader (1919 - 1952)
H. Ross Perot, American computer industrialist and philanthropist (1930 - )
Nora Perry, American author (1841 - 1896)
Oliver Hazard Perry, American naval officer (1785 - 1819)
Gen. John Joseph Pershing, American general (1860 - 1948)
Persius (Aulus Persius Flaccus), Etrurian satirical poet (34 - 62)
Peschel, German Privy Councellor (19th century)
Henri Phillipe Petain, French general. marshal of France and defender of Verdun (1857 - 1951)
Irene Peter, American writer
Laurence J. Peter, Canadian writer (1919 - 1990)
Tom Peters, American consultant and author (1942 - )
Frederick Peterson (used pseudonym Pai Ta-shun), American physician and poet (1859 - 1938)
Virgilia Peterson, American writer and television personality (1904 - 1966)
James L. Petigru, American lawyer and statesman (1789 - 1863)
Henri Petit, writer of "Les Justes Solitudes"
Francesco Petrarch, Italian poet (1304 - 1374)
Petronius (Petronius Arbiter), Roman writer (died c. 66)
Gottfried Conrad Pfeffel, German poet and fabulist (1736 - 1809)
Michelle Pfeiffer, American actress (1957 - )
Phaedrus, Roman poet and short-story writer (15 BC - 50 AD)
Edward J. Phelps, American jurist and diplomatist (1822 - 1900)
William Lyon Phelps, American educator and journalist (1865 - 1943)
Philemon, Greek poet of new comedy (360? BC - 262? BC)
Ambrose Philips, English poet and dramatist (1671 - 1749)
John Philips, English poet (1676 - 1708)
Bum Phillips, American football player and coach (1923 - )
Charles Phillips, Irish barrister (c. 1788 - 1856)
Katherine Phillips (Philips), English poet (1631 - 1664)
Stephen Phillips, English dramatic poet (1868 - 1915)
Susan K. Phillips, American poet (1870 - )
Wendell Phillips, American orator and abolitionist (1811 - 1884)
Eden Phillpotts, English novelist, playwright and dramatist (1862 - 1960)
Philostratus, Greek sophist and rhetorician (c. 170 - 250)
Dr. Edward P. Philpots, dental scientist, physician and explorer
John James Piatt, American poet (1835 - 1917)
Guy de Faur, Lord of Pibrac, French jurist and poet (1529 - 1584)
Francis Picabia, French painter, illustrator, designer and editor (1879 - 1953)
Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter (1881 - 1973)
Mrs. Pablo Picasso, wife of painter Pablo Picasso
T. Boone Pickens, American businessman (1928 - )
William Pickens, American educator and university dean (1881 - 1954)
Mary Pickford, Canadian actress (1894 - 1979)
Franklin Pierce, American 14th president of U.S. (1804 - 1869)
Marge Piercy, American writer (1936 - )
John Pierpont, American poet and divine (1785 - 1866)
Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi Pietro, (see Metastasio)
Lorenzo Pignotti, Italian physician, historian and fabulist (1739 - 1812)
de Piis, French writer (1755 - 1831)
Gen. Albert Pike, American lawyer, journalist, historian and Confederate general (1809 - 1891)
P.B.S. Pinchback, American politician (1837 - 1921)
Gifford Pinchot, American politician and conservationist (1865 - 1946)
Charles C. Pinckney, American soldier, statesman and ambassador to French Republic (1746 - 1825)
Pindar, Greek poet (c. 522 BC - 433 BC)
Edward C. Pinkney, American author (1802 - 1828)
Harold Pinter, English dramatist (1930 - )
Hester L. (Thrale) Piozzi, English author and friend of Dr. Johnson
Luigi Pirandello, Italian playwright, novelist and short-story writer (1867 - 1936)
Alexis Piron, French dramatic poet (1689 - 1773)
Christopher Pitt, English poet and translator (1699 - 1748)
William Pitt (Earl of Chatham), English statesman and orator (1708 - 1778)
William Pitt ("The Younger"), English statesman, orator and prime minister (1759 - 1806)
Pittacus of Mitylene, Greek one of Seven Sages, statesman, philosopher and poet (about 652 BC - 569 BC)
Pope Pius II, Italian cleric and pope 1458-64 (1405 - 1464)
Rene Charles Guilbert de Pixerecourt, French dramatist and author (1773 - 1847)
James Robinson Planche, English antiquary and dramatist (1796 - 1880)
Max Planck, German physicist (1858 - 1947)
Sylvia Plath, American novelist and poet (1932 - 1963)
Plato, Greek philosopher (c. 427 BC - 347 BC)
Ann Plato, American educator (c. 1819 - 1860)
Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus), Roman dramatist (254 BC - 184 BC)
Gary player, South African golfer (1935 - )
John Playford, English writer on music (1613 - 1693)
Pliny the Elder (Caius Plinius Secundus), Roman naturalist (23 - 79)
Pliny the Younger (Caius Caecilius Secundus), Roman author and orator (about 62 - 113)
William Plomer, South African-British man of letters (1903 - 1973)
Plotinus, Roman (Egyptian-born) philosopher (205? - 270)
Dr. Plume, English resided at Maldon, Essex (fl. 1650)
Plutarch, Greek philosopher and biographer (c. 46 - 120)
Li Po (Li Pai or Li T'ai-po), Chinese poet of the T'ang dynasty (700 - 762)
Isaac Pocock, English dramatist (1781 - 1835)
Norman Podhoretz (1930 - )
Edgar Allan Poe, American poet and prose writer (1809 - 1849)
Letty Cottin Pogrebin, American writer, editor and columnist
Henri Poincare, French mathematician (1854 - 1912)
Cardinal Reginald Pole, English cardinal and archbishop of Canterbury (1500 - 1558)
Melchior de Polignam, French cardinal, statesman and writer (1661 - 1741)
James Knox Polk, American 11th president of U.S. (1795 - 1849)
Josephine Pollard, American poet (1843 - 1892)
Jackson Pollock, American painter (1912 - 1956)
Robert Pollok, Scottish religious poet (about 1798 - 1827)
Polybius, Greek historian (204 BC - 125 BC)
John Pomfret, English poet (1667 - 1703)
Mme. Pompadour, French mistress of Louis XV (1721 - 1764)
Georges Pompidou, French statesman, bank director and teacher (1911 - 1974)
Faith Popcorn, American management consultant (1947 - )
Alexander Pope, English poet and critic (1688 - 1744)
Walter Pope, English physician and writer (1630 - 1714)
Sir John Popham, English Lord Chief Justice (1531? - 1607)
Karl Popper, Austrian philosopher (1902 - 1994)
Dr. Richard Porson, English scholar of Greek and critic (1759 - 1808)
Cole Porter, American composer and lyricist (1893 - 1964)
Eleanor Hodgman Porter, American novelist (1868 - 1920)
Henry Porter, English dramatist (living 1599)
Horace Porter, American general (1837 - 1920)
Katherine Anne Porter, American novelist and short-story writer (1894 - 1980)
Sylvia Porter, American journalist and finance expert (1913 - 1991)
William Sydney Porter, (see O. Henry)
Bishop Beilby Porteus, English bishop and writer of prose and verse (1731 - 1808)
Posidippus (Poseidippos), Greek comic poet (living 289 BC)
Emily Post, American etiquette authority (1872 - 1960)
Beatrix Potter, English author (1866 - 1943)
Bishop Henry Codman Potter, American Protestant Episcopal bishop (1835 - 1908)
Stephen Potter, English humorist (1900 - 1969)
Ezra Pound, American poet, critic and translator (1885 - 1972)
Adam Clayton Powell, American politician and pastor (1908 - 1972)
Anthony Powell, English novelist (1905 - )
Colin Powell, American military leader (1937 - )
Sir John Powell, English judge (1633 - 1696)
Terry Prachett (1948 - )
Winthrop Mackworth Praed, English poet and writer (1802 - 1839)
George Densison Prentice, American newspaperman, editor, humorist and poet (1802 - 1870)
Elizabeth Payson Prentiss, American author (1818 - 1878)
Elvis Presley, American singer and actor (1935 - 1977)
Priscilla Beaulieu Presley, American actress (1945 - )
Margaret J. Preston, American poet (1825 - 1897)
Edmund Prestwich, English poet and classical scholar (living in 1651)
Jacques Prevert, French poet and screenwriter (1900 - 1977)
Leontyne Price, American opera singer (1927 - )
Reynolds Price, American educator and novelist (1933 - )
Richard Price, American novelist (late 20th century)
Humphrey Prideaux, English clergyman and Oriental scholar (1648 - 1724)
Ivy Baker priest, American government official (1905 - 1975)
Gerald Priestland, English writer and journalist (1927 - 1991)
John Boynton Priestley, English author and dramatist (1894 - 1984)
Joseph Priestly, English chemist, political theorist and clergyman (1733 - 1804)
Victoria Principal, American actress (20th century)
Matthew Prior, English poet and diplomat (1664 - 1721)
V.S. Pritchett, English novelist, short-story writer and critic (1900 - 1997)
Adelaide Anne Procter, English poet and activist (1825 - 1864)
Bryan Waller Procter, (see Barry Cornwall)
Edna Dean Procter, American author (1838 - 1923)
Sextus Propertius, Roman (Umbrian-born) elegiac poet (c. 50 BC)
Protagoras, Greek sophist (born about 485 BC)
Pierre Joseph Proudhon, French libertarian socialist, journalist and political writer (1809 - 1865)
Marcel Proust, French author (1871 - 1922)
Father Prout (pseudonym of Francis Sylvester Mahony), Irish writer and wit (1804 - 1866)
W.J. Prowse, English poet (1836 - 1870)
William Proxmire, American politician (1915 - )
Prud'homme (Sully), French poet (1839 - 1907)
Theodore H.M. Prudon, American (Dutch-born) (living 20th-21st century)
Richard Pryor, American actor, comedian and producer/director (1940 - )
Ptolemy, Alexandrian astronomer, mathematician and geographer (2nd century)
Giacomo Puccini, Italian composer (1858 - 1924)
Philip Pullman (1946 - )
William Pulteney, English statesman and orator (1684 - 1764)
Samuel Purchas, English editor, collector and traveler (1577 - 1626)
Robert Purvis, American activist and Underground Railroad organizer (1810 - 1898)
Emily James Putnam, American educator (1865 - 1944)
Puttenham, English poet (1520? - 1601?)
Mario Puzo, American novelist (1920 - )
Ernie Pyle, American (1900 - 1945)
Thomas Pynchon, American novelist (1937 - )
Mary Pyper, Scottish poet (19th century)
Pyrrhus, Epirus king (318? BC - 272 BC)
Pythagoras, Greek mathematician and philosopher (582 BC - 497 BC)

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Sima Qian, Chinese Grand Historian of the Han Dynasty (145 BC - 86 BC)
The First Emperor of Qin, Chinese unifier (259 BC - 210 BC)
Jiang Qing, Chinese commissar during Cultural Revolution and Zedong's wife (1914 - 1991)
Soong Qingling, Chinese eldest of the Soong sisters and wife of Sun Yat-sen (1893 - 1981)
Mary Quant, English fashion designer (1934 - )
Francis Quarles, English poet (1592 - 1644)
James Danforth Quayle, American vice-president of U.S. (1947 - )
Anne Gabriel M. de Querlon, French journalist and satirical writer (1702 - 1780)
Pasquier Quesnel, French Roman Catholic Theologian (1634 - 1719)
Sir Arthur T. Quiller-Couch, English educator, poet, essayist, novelist, critic and scholar (1863 - 1944)
Philippe Quinault, French dramatist (1635 - 1688)
Thomas De Quincey, English author, essayist and critic (1785 - 1859)
Josiah Quincy, American lawyer and patriot (1744 - 1775)
Anna Quindlen, American journalist and novelist (1953 - )
Edgar Quinet, French poet, historian and political philosopher (1803 - 1875)
Jane Bryant Quinn, American journalist (1939 - )
Quintilian (Marcus Fabius Quintilian), Roman rhetorician and critic (c. 35 - 95)
Pierre-Marie Quitard, French author and grammarian (1792 - 1882)
Don Quixote, a character in a play and in Cervantes' book

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Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo, Malagasy poet (1901 - 1937)
Francois Rabelais, French humorist and satirist (c. 1495 - 1553)
Jean Baptiste Racine, French tragic poet (1639 - 1699)
Lord Radcliffe, English lawyer and public servant (1899 - 1977)
Mrs. Ann Ward Radcliffe, English novelist (1764 - 1823)
Gilda Radner, American actress and comedienne (1946 - 1989)
Ma Rainey, American blues singer (1886 - 1939)
Sir Walter Raleigh, English navigator, historian and courtier (1552 - 1618)
Marie Lousie de la Ramee, (see Ouida)
Estelle Ramey, American physician and physiologist (1917 - )
Allan Ramsay, Scottish poet (1685 - 1758)
Dean Edward Bannerman Ramsey, Scottish educator and dean of the University of Edinburgh (1793 - 1872)
Ayn Rand, American writer (1905 - 1982)
James Ryder Randall, American poet and patriot (1839 - 1908)
A. Philip Randolph, American trade unionist and civil-rights leader (1889 - 1979)
John Randolph, American political leader (1773 - 1833)
Thomas Randolph, English poet and dramatist (1605 - 1634)
Jeannette Rankin, American suffragist and politician (1880 - 1973)
Edwin Ransford, English singer, song writer and composer of music (1805 - 1876)
Frederic Raphael, English novelist and screenwriter (1931 - )
Rene Sieur de Rapin, French Jesuit and writer of prose and Latin poetry (1621 - 1687)
Phylicia Rashad, American actress and equal rights activist (1948 - )
Dan Rather, American news anchorman (1931 - )
Terence Rattigan, English playwright (1911 - 1977)
Thomas Ravenscroft, English musician (c. 1582 - c. 1635)
Pere Gustave F.X. Ravignan, French Jesuit writer (1795 - 1858)
Diane Ravitch, American educator
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, American (1896 - 1953)
James Ray, English chronicler and historian (living 1746)
John Ray (Wray), English naturalist and collector of proverbs (1627 - 1705)
Man Ray, American painter, sculptor and photographer (1890 - 1976)
Sam Rayburn, American politician and lawyer (1882 - 1961)
Thomas Buchanan Read, American poet and painter (1822 - 1872)
Charles Reade, English novelist (1814 - 1884)
Nancy Reagan, American first lady (1921 - )
Ronald Reagan, American 40th president of U.S. (1911 - )
Bernice Johnson Reagon, American musician and museum director (1942 - )
Richard Realf, American abolitionist and poet (1834 - 1878)
Harry Reasoner, American newscaster, correspondent and journalist (1923 - 1991)
Cyrus Redding, English author (1785 - 1870)
J. Saunders Redding, American historian, educator, essayist and critic (1906 - 1988)
Robert Redford, American actor, producer and director (1937 - )
Ambrose Hollingworth Redmoon (f/k/a James Neil Hollingworth), American New Age writer and rock band manager (c. 1933 - c. 1996)
Donna Reed, American actress (1921 - 1986)
Henry Reed, English writer and poet (1914 - 1986)
Ishmael Reed, American author (1938 - )
Jean Francois Regnard, French comedic writer (1655 - 1709)
Mathurin Regnier, French satiric poet (1573 - 1613)
Abbe Rene Francois Regnier, French priest (1794 - )
Capt. Mayne Reid (Thomas Mayne Reid), American novelist and adventurer (1818 - 1883)
Theodor Reik, American psychoanalyst and author (1888 - 1969)
Ottilie H. Reilly, author of book on canasta card game (1898 - )
Erich Maria Remarque, American (German-born) novelist (1898 - 1970)
Charles Lenox Remond, American abolitionist (1810 - 1873)
Ernest Renan, French philosopher, historian and scholar (1823 - 1892)
Joseph Ernest Renan, French writer, Orientalist and rationalist (1823 - 1892)
Jules Renard, French dramatist and author (1864 - 1910)
Mary Renault, English African novelist (1905 - 1983)
Guido Reni (Guido Reni of Rubens), Italian painter (1575 - 1642)
Auguste Renoir, French artist (1841 - 1919)
Agnes Repplier, American essayist (1858 - 1950)
Comte de Resseguier, French author (1789 - 1862)
Cardinal de Retz, French cardinal and politician (1614 - 1679)
Walter Reuther, American labor leader (1907 - 1970)
Burt Reynolds, American actor, producer, director and cartoon voicist (1936 - )
Frederick Reynolds, English dramatist (1764 - 1841)
John Hamilton Reynolds, English poet (1795 - 1852)
Joshua Reynolds, English artist (1723 - 1792)
Walter Reynolds (Reginald, Raynold, Reynel), English archbishop of Canterbury ( - 1327)
James Rhoades, English poet, translator and author (1841 - 1923)
Cecil John Rhodes, South African (English) statesman (1853 - 1902)
Hugh Rhodes, English author (fl. 1550 - 1555)
William B. Rhodes, English dramatist and translator (1772 - 1826)
Ludovicus Coelius Rhodiginus, Italian scholar (1469 - 1525)
Jean Rhys, English novelist (1894 - 1979)
Alice Caldwell Rice (nee Hegan), American humorist and writer (1870 - 1942)
Anne Rice, American novelist (1941 - )
Grantland Rice, American sports columnist and author (1880 - 1954)
James Rice, English novelist, collaborated with Sir Walter Besant (1843 - 1882)
Sir Stephen Rice, Irish judge (1637 - 1715)
Adrienne Rich, American poet and educator (1929 - )
Captain Barnaby Rich (Riche or Ryche), English author and poet (1580 - 1617)
Frank Rich (1949 - )
Giles Sutherland Rich, American patent judge (1904 - 1999)
Richard, monk of St. Victor, Paris, French (Scotch-born) mystic and theologian ( - 1173)
Ann Richards, American politician and governor (1933 - )
Beah Richards, American poet, playwright and actress (1926 - )
Ellen Swallow Richards, American chemist and ecologist (1842 - 1911)
Mary Caroline Richards, American poet and potter
Dorothy Miller Richardson, English novelist (1873 - 1957)
Ralph Richardson, British stage and motion-picture actor (1902 - 1983)
Robert Richardson, Australian poet (1850 - 1901)
Samuel Richardson, English novelist and printer (1689 - 1761)
Armand Jean du Plessis Duc de Richelieu, French cardinal and statesman (1585 - 1642)
Mordecai Richler, Canadian novelist (1931 - )
Charles Alexander Richmond, American clergyman, writer and college president (1882 - )
Jean Paul Richter, German novelist and writer (1763 - 1825)
Edward "Eddie" Rickenbacker, American war hero and airline executive (1890 - 1973)
Branch Rickey, American baseball player, manager and executive (1881 - 1965)
Henry Scott (Scot) Riddell, Scottish poet (1798 - 1870)
William Rider, English miscellaneous writer (1723 - 1785)
Essam al Ridi (living in 20th century)
David Riesman, American sociologist and author (1909 - )
James Whitcomb Riley, American poet and dialect writer (1853 - 1916)
Pat Riley, American basketball coach (1945 - )
Rainer M. Rilke, Austrian-German poet (1875 - 1926)
Arthur Rimbaud, French poet and adventurer (1854 - 1891)
Mary Roberts Rinehart, American novelist and playwright (1876 - 1958)
Alexandra Ripley, American novelist (1934 - )
Jessie Rittenhouse, American poet and author (1869 - 1948)
Thelma Ritter, American actress (1905 - 1969)
Cesar Ritz, Swiss hotel proprietor (1850 - 1918)
Antoine de Rivarol, French journalist, critic, writer and epigrammatist (1753 - 1801)
Joan Rivers, American comedian and TV personality (1937 - )
Max Roach, American jazz drummer (1925 - )
Susan RoAne, American management consultant and writer
Harold Robbins (originally Francis Kane), American novelist (1916 - 1997)
Marty Robbins, American singer and song writer (1925 - 1982)
Robert of Gloucester, English chronicler (lived in 1270)
Charles George Douglas Roberts, Canadian poet, writer and editor (1860 - 1943)
Julia Roberts, American actress (1967 - )
Kenneth Lewis Roberts, American novelist (1885 - 1957)
Frederick Robertson, English divine (1816 - 1853)
Paul Robeson, American athlete, scholar, actor and singer (1898 - 1976)
Edwin Arlington Robinson, American poet (1869 - 1935)
Frank Robinson, American baseball player and manager (1935 - )
Jackie Robinson, American baseball player (1919 - 1972)
James Harvey Robinson, American historian (1863 - 1936)
Mary Robinson, Irish political leader (1944 - )
Sugar Ray Robinson, American boxer (1920 - 1989)
Sir Boyle Roche, Irish politician and perpetrator of "bulls" (1743 - 1807)
James Jeffrey Roche, Irish poet (1847 - 1908)
John Davison Rockefeller, American oil magnate and philanthropist (1839 - 1937)
John D. Rockefeller,Jr., American oil magnate and philanthropist (1874 - 1960)
Nelson A. Rockefeller, American politician (1908 - 1979)
Knute Rockne, American football coach (1888 - 1931)
Anita Roddick, English businesswoman and social reformer (1942 - )
Auguste Rodin, French sculptor (1840 - 1917)
Dennis Rodman, American professional basketball player
Chi Chi Rodriguez, Puerto Rican golfer (1935 - )
Sir Thomas Roe, English author, statesman, diplomat and ambassador to Constantinople (1581? - 1644)
Theodore Roethke, American poet (1908 - 1963)
John Rogers, English churchman and martyr (1505 - 1555)
Kenny Rogers, American singer and actor (1938 - )
Robert Cameron Rogers, American poet (1862 - 1912)
Samuel Rogers, English poet (1763 - 1855)
Will Rogers, American actor and humorist (1879 - 1935)
Madame Manon Jeanne (Phlipon) de la Platiere Roland, French revolutionary and highly gifted woman (1754 - 1793)
Frederick William Rolfe ("Baron Corvo"), English novelist (1860 - 1913)
Romain Rolland, French novelist, dramatist and essayist (1866 - 1944)
Charles Rollin, French historian (1661 - 1741)
Sonny Rollins, American jazz musician (1930 - )
Ole Edvart Rolvaag, American (Norwegian-born) educator and novelist (1876 - 1931)
Harry Romaine, American poet (fl. 1895)
Irma S. Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker
Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker,
and Ethan Becker
Zhu Rongji, Chinese premier of the People's Republic (1928 - )
Linda Ronstadt, American singer (1946 - )
Andrew A. Rooney, American commentator, producer and author (1919 - )
John Jerome Rooney, American jurist and verse writer (1866 - 1934)
Mickey Rooney, American actor (1920 - )
Eleanor Roosevelt, American humanitarian and diplomat (1884 - 1962)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, American 32nd president of U.S. (1882 - 1945)
Theodore Roosevelt, American 26th president of U.S., soldier and statesman (1858 - 1919)
George Frederick Root, American song writer (1820 - 1895)
Ned Rorem, American composer (1923 - )
William Roscoe, English poet (1753 - 1831)
McGregor Rose (A.M.R. Gordon), Canadian journalist (living 1897)
Ernestine L. Rose, American activist (1810 - 1892)
Pete Rose, American baseball player (1941 - )
Lord Archibald Philip Primrose Rosebery (Fifth Earl), English author, liberal statesman and prime minister (1847 - 1929)
Marjorie Rosen, American film historian (1942 - )
Charles George Rosenberg, no biographical data available
Harold Rosenberg, American writer, educator and philosopher (1906 - 1978)
Alexander Ross, Scottish poet (1699 - 1784)
Diana Ross, American singer and actress (1944 - )
William Stewart Ross ("Saladin"), Scottish educationist, poet and secularist (1844 - 1906)
Christina G. Rossetti, English poet (1830 - 1894)
Dante Gabriel Rossetti, English painter and poet (1828 - 1882)
Gioacchino Rossini, Italian opera composer (1792 - 1868)
Judith Rossner, American novelist (1935 - )
Edmond Rostand, French dramatist (1868 - 1918)
Jean Rostand, French biologist (1894 - 1977)
Leo Rosten, American novelist (1908 - )
Lillian Roth, Gerold Frank, and Mike Connolly
Philip Roth, American novelist and short-story writer (1933 - )
Leon de Rotrou, French tragic poet (1609 - 1650)
M.N.B. baron de Rougemont, French dramatist (1781 - 1840)
Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, French soldier and song writer (author of Marseillaise) (1760 - 1836)
Charles Roupell, English official on Brit. High Court of Justice
Henri Rousseau, French artist (1844 - 1910)
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Swiss philosopher and writer (1712 - 1778)
Rev. Dr. Martin Joseph Routh, English scholar, theologian, educator and historian (1755 - 1854)
Joseph Roux, French parish priest and writer (1834 - 1886)
Carl Rowan, American columnist, journalist and diplomat (1925 - )
Nicholas Rowe, English writer and poet (1674 - 1718)
Helen Rowland, English-American writer (1876 - 1950)
Richard Rowland, American film producer (c. 1881 - 1947)
William Rowley, English dramatist (c. 1585 - c. 1642)
Pierre Charles Roy, French satirist and dramatic poet (1683 - 1764)
Matthew Royden, English poet (c. 1580 - 1622)
Pierre Paul Royer-Collard, French philosopher and statesman (1763 - 1845)
Vasilij Vasil'e Rozanov (used pseudonym V. Varvarin), Russian writer and philosopher (1856 - 1919)
Robert Chester Ruark, American author, journalist, essayist, world traveler and sportsman (1915 - 1965)
Jerry Rubin, American activist (1938 - 1994)
Theodore Isaac Rubin, American psychiatrist and author (1923 - )
Arthur Rubinstein, Polish-American pianist (1887 - 1983)
Helena Rubinstein, American cosmetician, executive and philanthropist (1870 - 1965)
Jill Ruckelshaus, American government official and lecturer (1937 - )
Friedrich Ruckert, German poet (1788 - 1866)
Rita Rudner, American comedienne, essayist and actress (1956 - )
Wilma Rudolph, American track athlete (1940 - 1994)
Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin, American suffragist (1842 - 1924)
Quintus Curtius Rufus, Roman historian (c. 2nd century)
David Ruggles, American editor (1819 - 1849)
Muriel Rukeyser, American poet (1913 - 1980)
Jane Rule, American novelist and critic (1931 - )
Col. Richard Rumbold, English soldier and Republican implicated in Rye-House Plot (1622 - 1685)
Donald Rumsfeld, American pharmaceutical executive and political leader (1932 - )
Robert Runcie, English religious leader (1921 - )
Damon Runyon, American journalist and short-story writer (1884 - 1946)
Benjamin Rush, American physician and congressman (1746 - 1813)
Salman Rushdie, English (Indian-born) novelist (1947 - )
Dean Rusk, American diplomat (1909 - 1994)
Bayard Ruskin, American civil-rights activist (c. 1910 - 1987)
John Ruskin, English writer and art critic (1819 - 1900)
Bertrand Russell, English philosopher and mathematician (1872 - 1970)
Dora Russell, English writer and activist
George William Russell ("A.E"), Irish journalist and poet (1867 - 1935)
Lord John Russell (1), English Whig statesman and prime minister (1792 - 1878)
John Russell (2) (1921 - )
Rosalind Russell, American actress and philanthropist (1911 - 1976)
Sir William Howard Russell, Irish war correspondent and miscellaneous writer (1821 - 1907)
Babe Ruth, American baseball player (1895 - 1948)
Abraham Joseph Ryan, American poet (1839 - 1886)
Gilbert Ryle, English philosopher (1900 - 1976)
Jan Van Ryswick (Ryswyk), Dutch poet (1811 - c. 1850)

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Moslih Eddin Saadi, Persian poet (1184 - 1291)
Rafael Sabatini, Italian novelist (1875 - 1950)
Edwin Legrand Sabin, American verse and juvenile author (1870 - 1952)
Nelly Sachs, German poet and dramatist (1891 - 1970)
Charles Sackville (Earl of Dorset), English courtier, poet and soldier (1638 - 1706)
Vita Sackville-West, English novelist and poet (1892 - 1962)
Anwar al-Sadat, Egyptian statesman and president (1918 - 1981)
Marquis de Sade, French novelist (1740 - 1814)
Morley Safer, Canadian newscaster, correspondent and journalist (1931 - )
William Safire, American journalist and author (1929 - )
Carl Sagan, American astronomer and science writer (1934 - 1996)
Francoise Sagan, French novelist (1935 - )
Mort Sahl, Canadian journalist and humorist (1927 - )
Antoine de Saint-Exupery, French novelist and aviator (1900 - 1944)
St. Francis of Assisi, Italian religious leader (1182 - 1226)
I.A. de St. Just, French revolutionist (1767 - 1794)
Abbe Saint-Real, French historical writer (1639 - 1692)
Louis de Rouvroy duc de St. Simon, French writer and diplomat (1675 - 1755)
Adam de St. Victor, French canon and Latin hymnologist (1130 - 1180)
Joseph Xavier Boniface Saintine, French miscellaneous writer (1798 - 1865)
Saki, Scottish short-story writer (1870 - 1916)
St. Francis de Sales, French bishop and writer (1567 - 1622)
J.D. Salinger, American novelist and short-story writer (1919 - )
J.G. von Salis, Swiss poet (1762 - 1834)
Lord Salisbury, English conservative politician (1893 - 1972)
Lord Robert Arthur Talbot Cecil Salisbury (3rd Marquis of Salisbury), English premier, statesman, scientist and writer (1830 - 1903)
Jonas Salk, American microbiologist (1914 - 1995)
Antoine de Salle, French
Sallust (Caius Sallustius Crispus), Roman historian (86 BC - 35 BC)
Comte Narcisse Achille de Salvandy, French publicist, politician and historian (1795 - 1865)
Lord Samuel, English liberal politician (1870 - 1963)
Paul A. Samuelson, American economist (1915 - )
Sonia Sanchez, American poet, playwright and educator (1934 - )
George Sand (Mme. Dudevant), French novelist (1804 - 1876)
Carl Sandburg, American poet and biographer (1878 - 1967)
Henry Russell "Red" Sanders, American football coach (1905 - 1958)
Lord Sandwich, English politician and diplomat (1718 - 1792)
George Sandys, English poet (1577 - about 1644)
Margaret Sanger, American nurse and social reformer (1883 - 1966)
Margaret E. Sangster, American author (1838 - 1912)
Jacopo Sannazaro (Sannazarius), Italian poet (1458 - 1530)
George Santayana, Spanish philosopher and critic (1863 - 1952)
Jean Baptiste de Santeuil (Santeul or Santolius), French poet (1630 - 1697)
Helen Hooven Santmyer, American writer and educator (1895 - 1986)
Sappho, Greek lyric poet (lived c. 600 BC)
Epes Sargent, American journalist and writer (1812 - 1880)
John Singer Sargent, American painter (1856 - 1925)
David Sarnoff, Russian-American inventor, pioneer and executive (1891 - 1971)
William Saroyan, American writer, novelist and playwright (1908 - 1981)
Nathalie Sarraute, French novelist (1902 - 1999)
May Sarton, American author and poet (1912 - 1995)
Jean-Paul Sartre, French philosopher, novelist and dramatist (1905 - 1980)
Siegfried Sassoon, English poet, soldier and author (1886 - 1967)
Erik Satie, French composer (1866 - 1925)
Bernard Joseph Saurin, French dramatist (1706 - 1781)
John Savage, American poet (1828 - 1888)
Richard Savage, English poet (c. 1698 - 1743)
Marilyn vos Savant, American columnist and writer (1946 - )
Diane Sawyer, American broadcast journalist (1945 - )
J.G. Saxe, American humorous poet, journalist and lecturer (1816 - 1887)
Dorothy L. Sayers, English author (1893 - 1957)
Antonin Scalia, American jurist (1936 - )
Lord Scarman, English judge (1911 - )
Paul Scarron, French dramatist and burlesque poet (1610 - 1660)
Robert Haven Schauffler, American (Austrian-born) musician, essayist, poet and soldier (1879 - 1964)
Jean de Schelandre (used pseudonym Daniel d'Ancheres), French poet (1585? - 1635)
Maria Schell, Austrian actress (1926 - )
Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling, German philosopher (1775 - 1854)
Elsa Schiaparelli, Italian-French designer (1890 - 1973)
Bartolomeo Schidoni, Italian painter (1560 - 1615)
Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller, German poet, dramatist and historian (1759 - 1805)
Friedrich von Schlegel, German critic and writer (1772 - 1829)
Friedrich Ernst Daniel Schleiermacher, German author, critic and pulpit orator (1768 - 1834)
Artur Schnabel, Austrian pianist and teacher (1882 - 1951)
Max Schneckenburger, German song writer (1819 - 1849)
Rob Schneider, American comedian and actor (1954 - )
Friedrich Karl Ludwig Schoedler, German scientific writer (1813 - 1884)
Arthur Schomburg, American educator and administrator (1874 - 1938)
Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (1788 - 1860)
Olive Schreiner, South African novelist (1855 - 1920)
Patricia Schroeder, American political leader (1940 - )
Robert H. Schuller, American evangelist (1926 - )
Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist (creator of "Peanuts") (1922 - 2000)
B.G. Schumacher, German song writer and arranger of "Heil dir im Siegerkranz" (18th century)
E.F. Schumacher, English economist and write (1911 - 1977)
Robert Alexander Schumann, German composer (1810 - 1856)
Joseph A. Schumpeter, Moravian-American economist and sociologist (1883 - 1950)
Johann Baltasar Schuppius (Schuppe), German scholar and satirist (1610 - 1661)
Carl Schurz, German rebel, journalist and statesman (1829 - 1906)
Charles Schwab, American manufacturer (1862 - 1939)
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austrian actor (1947 - )
Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, American military leader (1934 - )
Albert Schweitzer, French theologian, musician and medical missionary (1875 - 1965)
Scipio Africanus, Roman general and consul (237 BC - 183 BC)
John Scogin (fl. 1480)
Clinton Scollard, American poet, editor and writer (1860 - 1932)
Scopas, Greek sculptor and architect (400 BC - 320 BC)
C.P. Scott, English journalist (1846 - 1932)
Hazel Scott, Trinidad-American pianist, singer and writer (1920 - 1981)
Sir Walter Scott, Scottish novelist and poet (1771 - 1832)
William Scott (Lord Stowell), English admiralty judge (1745 - 1836)
Winfield Scott, American general (1786 - 1866)
Florida Scott-Maxwell, American writer, suffragist and psychologist
Augustus Eugene Scribe, French dramatist (1791 - 1861)
Augustus Eugene Scribe and Germain Delavigne, French dramatist and librettist (1791 - 1861 and 1790 - 1868)
Horace H. Scudder, American author (1838 - 1902)
George de Scuderi (or Scudery), French dramatist (1601 - 1667)
John Sculley, American business executive (1939 - )
Steven Seagal, American actor and author (1951 - )
Bobby Seale, American political activist (1937 - )
Sir Owen Seaman, English poet, writer and editor of "Punch" (1861 - 1936)
Michel Jean Sedaine, French dramatist and poet (1719 - 1797)
Anne Douglas Sedgwick, American novelist (1873 - 1935)
Sir Charles Sedley, English wit, poet and dramatist (1639 - 1701)
Sedulius ("Scotus Hybernicus"), Scotch-Irish grammarian (9th century)
Alan Seeger, American poet and soldier killed in action (1888 - 1916)
Pete Seeger, American folksinger and song writer (1919 - )
John Robert Seeley, English historian (1834 - 1895)
Erich Segal, American novelist and dramatist (1937 - )
Jerry Seinfeld, American comedian (1955 - )
Haile Selassie, Ethiopian political leader (1892 - 1975)
John Selden, English jurist, antiquary and author (1584 - 1654)
Hans Selye, Austrian-Hungarian endocrinologist (1907 - 1982)
Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca), Roman philosopher and moralist (4 BC - 65 AD)
Leopold Senghor, Senegalese poet and statesman (1906 - )
Kate Seredy, Hungarian children's writer and illustrator (1899 - 1975)
Rod Serling, American writer (1924 - 1975)
Robert William Service, Canadian poet (1874 - 1958)
Anya Seton, American writer (1916 - )
Georges Seurat, French artist and painter (1859 - 1891)
Dr. Seuss (pseudonym of Theodore Seuss Geisel), American children's storywriter (1904 - 1991)
Eric Sevareid, American newscaster (1912 - 1992)
Alexander Severus, Roman (Phoenician-born) emperor (205 - 235)
Mme. Marie de Rabutin-Chantal de Sevigne, French epistolary writer and diarist (1629 - 1696)
Harriet W. Sewall, American poet (1819 - 1889)
Jonathan M. Sewall, American poet (1748 - 1808)
Thomas Seward, English poet (1708 - 1790)
William Henry Seward, American statesman (1801 - 1872)
Anna Sewell, English novelist (1820 - 1878)
Dr. George Sewell, English physician and miscellaneous writer (died 1726)
Rev. William Sewell, Isle of Wight writer and teacher (about 1805 -1874)
Anne Sexton, American poet (1928 - 1974)
Jane Seymour, English actress (1951 - )
Thomas Shadwell, English dramatist and poet (1642 - 1692)
Peter Shaffer, English playwright (1926 - )
John Campbell Shairp, Scottish author, critic and poet (1819 - 1885)
William Shakespeare, English dramatist and poet (1564 - 1616)
Ntozake Shange, American poet and playwright (1948 - )
William Sharp ("Fiona McLeod"), Scottish novelist, essayist and miscellaneous writer (1856 - 1905)
Tom Sharpe, English comic novelist and historian (1928 - )
David Taylor Shaw, English singer and entertainer (1813 - 1890)
George Bernard Shaw, Irish dramatist, novelist and critic (1856 - 1950)
Henry Wheeler Shaw, (see Josh Billings)
Wilfrid Sheed, English novelist (1930 - )
Gail Sheehy, American writer, journalist and editor (1937 - )
Charlie Sheen, American actor (1965 - )
Fulton J. Sheen, American religious leader (1895 - 1979)
John Sheffield (Duke of Buckinghamshire), English poet and statesman (1649 - 1721)
Sidney Sheldon, American writer (1917 - )
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, English author (1797 - 1851)
Percy Bysshe Shelley, English poet (1792 - 1822)
William Shenstone, English poet, gardener and collector (1714 - 1763)
Alice M. Shepard, American poet (early 20th century)
John C. Shepard, American consultant and attorney (1950 - )
Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Irish orator, dramatist and politician (1751 - 1816)
Frank Dempster Sherman, American poet and writer (1860 - 1916)
General William Tecumseh Sherman, American general (1820 - 1891)
Mary Martha Sherwood, English children's author (1775 - 1851)
Robert E. Sherwood, American playwright (1896 - 1955)
Su Shi, Chinese Song Dynasty poet (1037 - 1101)
Li Shimim, Chinese emperor and founder of the Tang Dynasty (597 - 649)
Florence Scovel Shinn, American illustrator and metaphysicist
Emanuel Shinwell, British Labour politician (1884 - 1986)
James Shirley, English dramatist (1596 - 1666)
Willie Shoemaker, American jockey (1931 - )
Dinah Shore, American singer and actress (1917 - 1994)
Don Shula, American football coach (1930 - )
Emily Anne Shuldham, no biographical data available
George P. Shultz, American industrialist and political leader (1920 - )
Nevil Shute (Nevil Shute Norway), English aeronautical engineer, entrepreneur and writer (1899 - 1960)
Sarah Siddons, English actress and sculptor (1755 - 1831)
Henry Sidgwick, English philosopher and educationist (1838 - 1900)
Algernon Sidney, English politician and patriot (1622 - 1683)
Sir Philip Sidney, English soldier, poet and courtier (1554 - 1586)
Henryk Sienkiewicz, Polish novelist (1846 - 1916)
Emmanuel Joseph Sieyes, French politician and publicist (1748 - 1836)
Sigismund, king of Hungary and emperor of Germany (1368 - 1437)
Simone Signoret, German actress (1921 - )
Lydia Huntley Sigourney, American poet and writer (1791 - 1865)
Edward Rowland Sill, American poet (1841 - 1887)
Charles Doyne Sillery, Scotch-Irish poet and writer (1807 - 1836)
Beverly Sills, American opera singer (1929 - )
Georges Simenon, Belgian novelist (1903 - 1989)
Charles Simmons (1924 - )
William Gilmore Simms, American novelist (1806 - 1870)
Neil Simon, American playwright and screenwriter (1927 - )
Paul Simon, American singer and song writer (1941 - )
Nina Simone, American jazz singer, pianist, composer and song writer (1933 - )
Simonides of Ceos, Greek lyric poet (556 BC - 467 BC)
O.J. Simpson, American football player and actor (1947 - )
Wallis Warfield Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, English (1896 - 1986)
George Robert Sims, English author and dramatist (1847 - 1922)
Frank Sinatra, American singer and actor (1915 - 1998)
May Sinclair, English novelist (1865? - 1946)
Upton Beall Sinclair, American novelist and politician (1878 - 1968)
Marsha Sinetar, American writer
Isaac singer, Polish-American novelist and short-story writer (1904 - 1991)
Ben Sira (Syra), Jewish sage, scribe, scholar and aphorist ("Wisdom of Ben Sira") (2nd century BC)
Jean Sirmond, French Latin poet (c. 1589 - 1649)
Edith Sitwell, English poet (1887 - 1964)
Osbert Sitwell, English author (1892 - 1969)
Sivananda, Indian physician and sage (1887 - 1963)
Walter William Skeat, English philologist and clergyman (1835 - 1912)
John Skelton, English satirical poet (1460 - 1529)
Red Skelton, American comedian and actor (1913 - 1997)
B.F. Skinner, American psychologist (1904 - 1990)
Cornelia Otis Skinner, American actress and author (1901 - 1979)
Mikhail Skobeleff, Russian general (1844 - 1882)
Sam Slick, (see Thomas Chandler Haliburton)
Alfred P. Sloan,Jr., American auto executive (1875 - 1966)
Christopher Smart, English poet (1722 - 1770)
Samuel Smiles, Scottish author (1812 - 1904)
Jane Smiley, American writer (1949 - )
Adam Smith, Scottish economist (1723 - 1790)
Alexander Smith, Scottish poet (1830 - 1867)
Alfred Emanuel Smith, American politician (1873 - 1944)
Bessie Smith, American blues singer and song writer (1894 - 1937)
Betty Smith, American novelist (1896 - 1972)
Charlotte Smith, English novelist (1749 - 1806)
Dodie Smith, English dramatist (1896 - 1990)
Edmund Neale Smith, English poet and dramatist (1672 - 1710)
Eliza Smith, English cookbook author (18th century)
Elizabeth Oakes Smith, American poet and writer (1806 - 1893)
Francis Hopkinson Smith, American author, painter and engineer (1838 - 1915)
Hannah Whitall Smith, American evangelist, reformer, suffragist and author (1832 - 1911)
Henry Smith, no biographical data available
Horace (Horatio) Smith, English humorist, poet, novelist and misc. writer (1779 - 1849)
Horace Smith and James Smith, English poets (1779 - 1849 / 1775 - 1839)
J. Smith, English churchman (commonly as "John Smith of Cambridge") (1618 - 1652)
James Smith, English poet (1775 - 1839)
Captain John Smith, English president of Virginia Colony and writer (1579 - 1632)
Langdon Smith, American poet (1858 - 1918)
Lillian Smith, American novelist and educator (1897 - 1966)
Liz Smith, American columnist (1923 - )
Logan Pearsall Smith, American essayist, editor and anthologist (1865 - 1946)
Maggie Smith, American actress (1934 - )
Margaret Chase Smith, American politician (1897 - 1995)
Marion Couthouy Smith, American poet and writer (1853 - 1931)
Patti Smith, American rock singer and poet (1946 - )
Rev. Samuel Francis Smith, American clergyman and poet (1808 - 1895)
Stevie Smith, English poet (1902 - 1971)
Sydney Smith, English clergyman, wit and essayist (1771 - 1845)
Walter Chalmers Smith, Scottish poet and preacher (1824 - 1908)
Tobias George Smollett, Scottish novelist and historian (1721 - 1771)
Rt. Hon. Jan Christiaan Smuts, South African general, statesman and jurist (1870 - 1950)
W. Smyth, English educator and professor of modern history (1766 - 1849)
Sam Snead, American golfer (1912 - )
Jan L.A. van de Snepscheut, Dutch-American computer scientist and educator (1953 - 1994)
C.P. Snow, English novelist, scientist and government official (1905 - 1980)
Jean Soanen, French prelate and Bishop of Senax (1647 - 1740)
John Sobieski III, Polish king (1624 - 1696)
Ralph W. Sockman, American religious leader (1889 - 1970)
Socrates, Greek philosopher (c. 470 BC - c. 399 BC)
Solomon, king of the ancient Hebrews and son of David (died circa 930 BC)
Solon, Athenian one of Seven Sages, lawgiver (about 638 BC - 559 BC)
Alexander I. Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist (1918 - )
James Somerville, no biographical data available
William C. Somerville, English poet (1677 - 1742)
Anastasio Somoza, Nicaraguan dictator (1925 - 1980)
Stephen Sondheim, American composer and lyricist (1930 - )
Susan Sontag, American author and critic (1933 - )
Sophocles, Greek tragic poet (c. 496 BC - 406 BC)
Sorbienne (1610 - 1670)
Charles Hamilton Sorley, English poet and soldier killed in action (1895 - 1915)
John L.B. Soule, American editor (1815 - 1891)
Bishop Robert South, English theologian (1634 - 1716)
Thomas Southerne, Irish dramatist (1660 - 1746)
Robert Southey, English poet and prose writer (1774 - 1843)
Robert Southey and Samuel T. Coleridge, English
Robert Southwell, English poet and Jesuit martyr (about 1562 - 1595)
Wole Soyinka, Nigerian playwright, novelist and critic (1934 - )
Sozemen (Sozomenos Hermias), Greek ecclesiastical historian (fl. 440)
Patricia Meyer Spacks, American literature scholar and writer (1929 - )
Muriel Spark, English novelist (1918 - )
Susan Marr Spaulding, American
Larry Speakes, American government official (1939 - )
Cardinal Francis Joseph Spellman, American cardinal (1889 - 1967)
Anne Spencer, American poet and social worker (1882 - 1975)
Herbert Spencer, English founder of synthetic philosophy (1820 - 1903)
Sir Stephen Spender, English poet and critic (1909 - 1995)
Oswald Spengler, German philosopher (1880 - 1936)
Edmund Spenser, English poet (c. 1552 - 1599)
William Robert Spenser, English poet (about 1769 - 1834)
Steven Spielberg, American director and producer (1947 - )
Mickey Spillane, American author (1918 - )
Benedict (Baruch) Spinoza, Dutch philosopher (1632 - 1677)
Benjamin Spock, American physician and author (1903 - 1998)
Harriet Prescott Spofford, American novelist and poet (1835 - 1921)
Charles Sprague, American poet (1791 - 1875)
Bruce Springsteen, American singer and song writer (1949 - )
Nancy Dennis Sproat (Mrs. James), American poet (1766 - 1826)
Charles Hadden Spurgeon, English Baptist preacher (1834 - 1892)
Johanna Spyri, Swiss novelist (1827 - 1901)
Bernadin de St. Pierre, French man of letters (1737 - 1814)
Madame de Stael, French writer (1766 - 1817)
Jean Stafford, American short-story writer and novelist (1915 - 1979)
Lord Stair, English author (1648 - 1707)
Joseph Stalin, Russian political leader (1879 - 1953)
Sylvester Stallone, American actor (1946 - )
Leszczynski Stanislaus ("Stanislaus I"), Polish ruler (1677 - 1766)
Konstantin Stanislavsky, Russian actor and director (1863 - 1938)
Lord Edward George Geoffrey Smith Stanley ("Rupert of Debate"), British writer and statesman (1799 - 1869)
Henry Morton Stanley, Welsh explorer (1841 - 1904)
Henry Morton Stanley and David Livingstone, Welsh and Scottish journalist and explorer / missionary and explorer (1841 - 1904 / 1813 - 1873)
Thomas Stanley (1), English writer and scholar (1625 - 1678)
Thomas J. Stanley (2), American author, lecturer and researcher of the affluent (late 20th century)
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American social reformer and feminist (1815 - 1902)
Frank L. Stanton, American editor and poet (1857 - 1927)
Barbara Stanwyck, American actress (1907 - 1990)
Freya Stark, French-English travel writer
Thomas Starkey, English divine and religious writer (c. 1499 - 1538)
Statius (Publius Papanius Statius), Roman poet (c. 60 - 100)
Sir William Staunforde (Stanford), English judge and legal writer (1509 - 1558)
Sir George Staunton, English writer (1781 - 1859)
Christina Stead, Australian novelist (1902 - 1983)
Edmund C. Stedman, American poet and critic (1833 - 1908)
Danielle Steel, American novelist (1947 - )
Sir Richard Steele, Irish essayist, dramatist and politician (1672 - 1729)
Shelby Steele, American essayist, political thinker and educator (1946 - )
Joseph Stefano, American screenwriter (1922 - )
Lincoln Steffens, American journalist and social reformer (1866 - 1936)
Edward Steichen, American photographer (1879 - 1973)
Rod Steiger, American actor (1925 - )
Ben Stein, American actor, author and game show host (1944 - )
Gertrude Stein, American author (1874 - 1946)
John Ernst Steinbeck, American novelist (1902 - 1968)
Saul Steinberg, American artist and cartoonist (1914 - )
Gloria Steinem, American feminist, journalist and lecturer (1934 - )
George Steiner, French American literary critic, educator and scholar (1929 - )
Charles Steinmetz, American (German-born) electrical engineer (1865 - 1923)
Didacus Stella, Roman general (fl. 50 BC)
de Stendhal (pseudonym of Marie Henri Beyle), French novelist and critic (1783 - 1842)
Casey Stengel, American baseball player and manager (1890 - 1975)
George Robert Stephanopolous, American politician and aide to President William Clinton (1961 - )
J.K. Stephen, English poet (1859 - 1892)
Sir Leslie Stephen, English author, editor and biographer (1832 - 1904)
Mrs. Anna S. Stephens, American novelist (1813 - 1886)
James Stephens, Irish poet and writer (1882 - 1950)
Isabella S. Stephenson, English poet (1843 - 1890)
John Sterling, Isle of Bute poet and writer (1806 - 1844)
Isaac Stern, Russian-American violinist (1920 - )
Laurence Sterne, Irish humorous and novelist (1713 - 1768)
Abel Stevens, American clergyman, editor and historical writer (1815 - 1897)
Brooks Stevens, American industrial designer (1911 - )
George A. Stevens, English dramatist and actor (1720 - 1784)
Wallace Stevens, American poet and author (1879 - 1955)
Adlai E. Stevenson, American democratic politician (1900 - 1965)
Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish essayist, poet and novelist (1850 - 1894)
H.L. Steward, M.C. Bethea, S.S. Andrews,R.O. Brennan, L.A. Balant
Mrs. Dugald Stewart, Scottish wife of philosopher Dugald Stewart (1765 - 1838)
Mary Stewart, English novelist (1916 - )
Potter Stewart, American supreme court justice (1915 - 1985)
Rod Stewart, English singer (1945 - )
Bishop John Still, English learned prelate and writer (1543 - 1607)
Benjamin Stillingfleet, English naturalist and writer (1702 - 1771)
Henry Lewis Stimson, American government official (1867 - 1950)
Mary A. Stodart, English writer and poet (fl. 1850)
Richard Henry Stoddard, American poet (1825 - 1903)
Thomas Tod Stoddart, Scottish angler and author (1810 - 1880)
Carl Stokes, American mayor and lawyer (1927 - 1996)
I.F. Stone, American journalist, pamphleteer and author (1907 - 1989)
Lucy Stone, American suffragist and feminist (1818 - 1893)
Nicholas Stone, English architect and mason to James I (1586 - 1647)
Robert Stone, American author (1937 - )
Sharon Stone, American actress (1958 - )
W. Clement Stone, American businessman and philanthropist (1902 - )
Tom Stoppard, English dramatist (1937 - )
Anthony Morris Storer, English bibliophile and diplomatist (1746 - 1799)
Emery Alexander Storrs, American lawyer (1835 - 1885)
Joseph Story, American jurist (1779 - 1845)
William Wetmore Story, American lawyer, sculptor and author (1819 - 1895)
William Stoughton, American clergyman (1631 - 1701)
Harriet Elizabeth Stowe (nee Beecher), American author (1811 - 1896)
Lytton Strachey, English biographer and critic (1880 - 1932)
Viscount P.C.S. Smythe Strangford, Irish diplomat, translator and viscount (1780 - 1855)
Gene Stratton-Porter, American novelist (1868 - 1924)
Igor Stravinsky, Russian composer (1882 - 1971)
Meryl Streep, American actress (1949 - )
Barbra Streisand, American actress and singer (1942 - )
Arthur John Arbuthnott Stringer, Canadian author and poet (1874 - 1950)
Dr. William Strode, English poet and dramatist (1602 - 1644)
Rev. George Augustus Strong (used pseudonym "Marc Antony Henderson"), American writer (1832 - 1912)
Bjarne Stroustrup, American (Danish-born) computer scientist, developed C++ prog'g language (1951 - )
Jan Struther (pseudonym of Joyce Maxtone Graham) (nee Anstruther), English writer (1901 - 1953)
Janet Erskine Stuart, English poet
Very Rev. Charles William Stubbs,D.D., English poet and Bishop of Truro (1845 - 1912)
William Styron, American novelist (1925 - )
Sir John Suckling, English poet (c. 1608 - 1642)
Marie Joseph Eugene Sue, French novelist (1804 - 1857)
Caius Tranquillus Suetonius, Roman historian (born c. 69 - after 122)
Meridel Le Sueur, American writer and historian
Anne Sullivan, American educator (1866 - 1936)
Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan, English composer (1842 - 1900)
Louis Henri Sullivan, American architect (1856 - 1924)
Edith Summerskill, English labour politician (1901 - 1980)
Charles Sumner, American statesman (1811 - 1874)
Billy Sunday, American revivalist and baseball player (1862 - 1935)
Robert Smith Surtees, English novelist and editor (1805 - 1864)
Henry Sutton (pseudonym used by David R. Slavitt), American poet and novelist (1935 - )
Han Suyin, Chinese writer and physician (1917 - )
Shunryu Suzuki, Japanese religious leader (1905 - 1971)
Jimmy Swaggart, American evangelist (1935 - )
Charles Swain, English poet and engraver (1803 - 1874)
Swamwra of Basra, Turkish mystic (fl. 675)
Gloria Swanson, American actor, producer and business executive (1897 - 1983)
Emanuel Swedenborg, Swedish naturalist, mathematician, scientist and theologian (1688 - 1772)
May Swenson, American poet (1919 - )
Madame Anne Sophie Swetchine (Soimonoff), Russian-French writer (1782 - 1857)
Jonathan Swift, Irish satirist and man of letters (1667 - 1745)
Algernon Charles Swinburne, English poet (1837 - 1909)
Loretta Swit, American actress (1937 - )
Joshua Sylvester, English poet, translator and miscellaneous writer (1563 - 1618)
John Addington Symonds, English poet, translator and man of letters (1840 - 1893)
John Millington Synge, Irish poet and dramatist (1871 - 1909)
Syrus (Publilius Syrus), Roman (Syrian-born) mimographer (c. 1st century BC)
Thomas Szasz, Hungarian psychiatrist (1920 - )
Albert von Szent-Gyorgyi, Hungarian biochemist (1893 - 1986)
Leo Szilard, American (Hungarian-born) scientist (1898 - 1964)

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John Banister Tabb, American gnomic poet, teacher and Catholic priest (1845 - 1909)
Sir John Fleming Leicester (first Lord de Tabley), English art patron (1762 - 1827)
Tacitus (Caius Cornelius Tacitus), Roman historian (c. 55 - 117)
Tacros, Egyptian king (about 350 BC)
William Howard Taft, American 27th president of U.S. and chief justice (1857 - 1930)
Rabindranath Tagore, Bengali poet, novelist and composer (1861 - 1941)
Gay Talese, American novelist and journalist (1932 - )
Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd (Talford), English dramatist, poet and jurist (1795 - 1854)
Gedeon Tallemant des Reaux, French historian (1619 - 1692)
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord, French diplomat and statesman (1754 - 1838)
Amy Tan, American novelist (1952 - )
Roger Brooke Taney, American jurist and chief justice of U.S. Supreme Court (1777 - 1864)
Robert Tannahill, Scottish poet (1774 - 1810)
Deborah Tannen, American sociolinguist and writer (1951 - )
Booth Tarkington (Newton Booth Tarkington), American novelist and dramatist (1869 - 1946)
Herman Tarnower, M.D., and Samm Sinclair Baker
Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower, chess master (1887 - 1956)
Torquato Tasso, Italian epic poet (1544 - 1595)
Nahum Tate, Irish poet and dramatist (1652 - 1715)
Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady, Irish poets, authors and dramatists (1652 - 1715 / 1659 - 1726)
Achilles Tatius (or Statius), Alexandrian rhetorician (lived 5th - 6th century)
Commodore Josiah Tattnall, American Confederate naval officer (1795 - 1871)
Commander Joseph K. Taussig, American naval commander (1877 - 1947)
Anne Taylor (Mrs. Gilbert), English children's writer and poet with her sister Jane (1782 - 1866)
Ann Taylor and Jane Taylor, English children's writers and poets
Bayard Taylor, American poet, traveler, novelist and translator (1825 - 1878)
Benjamin F. Taylor, American poet, author and war correspondent (1819 - 1887)
Elizabeth Taylor, English actress (1932 - )
Gen. George W. Taylor, American soldier, killed at Bull Run (1808 - 1862)
Sir Henry Taylor, English poet, statesman, dramatist and critic (c. 1800 - 1886)
Jane Taylor, English children's writer and poet with her sister Ann (1783 - 1824)
Jeremy Taylor, English bishop and theologian (1613 - 1667)
John Taylor ("The Water Poet"), English poet (1580 - 1654)
Susan L. Taylor, American journalist (1946 - )
Thomas Taylor ("The Platonist"), English scholar and translator (1758 - 1835)
Tom Taylor, English journalist and playwright (1817 - 1880)
Zachary Taylor, American 12th president of U.S. (1784 - 1850)
Sara Teasdale, American author and poet (1884 - 1933)
Esaias Tegner, Swedish poet (1782 - 1846)
Edward Teller, Hungarian-American nuclear physicist (1908 - )
Sir William Temple, English diplomat, statesman and author (1628 - 1699)
Lord Alfred Tennyson, English poet laureate (1809 - 1892)
Frederick Tennyson, English poet (1807 - 1898)
Terence (Publius Terentius Afer), Roman (Carthagian-born) comic poet (c. 185 BC - 159 BC)
St. Teresa of Avila, Spanish mystic and poet (1515 - 1582)
Mother Teresa, Albanian nun and missionary (1910 - 1997)
Mary Church Terrell, American social reformer (1863 - 1954)
Ellen Terry, British actress (1847 - 1928)
Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullian, Carthagian ecclesiastic (about 150 - 230 BC)
William Makepeace Thackeray, English novelist, satirist and critic (1811 - 1863)
Thales ot Miletus, Greek one of Seven Sages, philosopher, astronomer and geometer (about 640 BC - 546 BC)
Margaret Thatcher, English political leader (1925 - )
Celia Leighton Thaxter, American poet (1835 - 1894)
Ernest Lawrence Thayer, American journalist and poet (1863 - 1940)
William Roscoe Thayer, American biographer and historian (1859 - 1923)
Themistocles, Greek statesman and commander (died about 460 BC)
Theobald II, Count of Champagne, French noble (1085? - 1152)
Lewis Theobald, English lawyer, playwright, translator and history writer (1688 - 1744)
Greek Theocritus, Greek pastoral poet (c. 3rd century BC)
Theodotus, Samos rhetorician (43 BC)
Paul Theroux, American novelist (1941 - )
Louis Adolphe Thiers, French historian and miinster of state (1797 - 1877)
Clarence Thomas, American supreme court justice (1948 - )
David Thomas, American singer and song writer (1953 - )
Dylan Thomas, Welsh poet and writer (1914 - 1953)
Edith Matilda Thomas, American poet (1854 - 1925)
Edward Thomas, English poet and critic (1878 - 1917)
Frederick William Thomas, American novelist and miscellaneous writer (1808 - 1866)
Lewis Thomas, English biologist and essayist (1913 - 1993)
Lowell Thomas, American radio broadcaster and journalist (1892 - 1981)
Marlo Thomas, American actress (1938 - )
Martha Carey Thomas, American educator and feminist (1857 - 1935)
Norman Thomas, American socialist and social reformer (1884 - 1968)
Dr. A.R. Thompson ( - 1895)
D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson (1), English Hellenist and miscellaneous writer (1829 - 1892)
D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson (2), English scientist (1860 - 1948)
Dorothy Thompson, American journalist and writer (1894 - 1961)
Francis Thompson, English poet (1859 - 1907)
George M.P. Thompson, English reformer, anti-slavery advocate, statesman and orator (1804 - 1878)
Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist (1939 - )
James Thomson (1), Scottish poet (1700 - 1748)
James Thomson (2), Scottish poet and essayist (1834 - 1882)
Peter Thomson, Australian golfer (1929 - )
Virgil Thomson, American composer, conductor and music critic (1896 - 1989)
Henry David Thoreau, American author and naturalist (1817 - 1862)
George W. Thornbury, English writer (1828 - 1876)
Jeremy Thorpe, English liberal politician (1929 - )
Rose Hartwick Thorpe, American poet (1850 - 1939)
Hester L. Thrale, (see Mrs. Hester L. Thrale Piozzi)
Thucydides, Greek historian (c. 471 BC - c. 400 BC)
Tom Thumb, American circus performer
James Thurber, American humorist (1894 - 1961)
Lord Edward Thurlow, English jurist and statesman (1732 - 1806)
Howard Thurman, American educator and theologian (1900 - 1981)
Wallace Thurman, American journalist, dramatist and literary editor (1902 - 1934)
Katherine Cecil Thurston (nee Madden), Irish novelist and playwright (1875 - 1911)
Tiberius, Italian emperor of Rome (42 BC - 37 AD)
Albius Tibullus, Italian elegiac poet (about 54 BC - 18 BC)
Thomas Tickell, English poet and translator (1686 - 1740)
Ludwig Tieck, German poet and novelist (1773 - 1853)
Mrs. Mary Tighe, Irish poet (1773 - 1810)
Paul Tillich, German-American theologian (1886 - 1965)
John Tillotson, English theologian and archbishop of Canterbury (1630 - 1694)
Theodore Tilton, American writer and poet (1835 - 1907)
C.H. Timberley, editor (living 1845)
Henry Timrod, American poet (1829 - 1867)
Matthew Tindal, English jurist and deist (1657? - 1733)
Flavius Sabinus Vespasianus Titus, Roman emperor who conquered Jerusalem (40 - 81)
Col. Sillius (Silas) Titus, English politician and royalist (1623? - 1704)
John Tobin, English dramatist (1770 - 1804)
Alexis de Tocqueville, French scientist, historian and politician (1805 - 1879)
Alvin Toffler, American author (1928 - )
J.R.R. Tolkien, English philologist and writer (1892 - 1973)
Melvin Tolson, American poet and educator (1900 - 1966)
Leo Tolstoy (Count Lev Tolstoi), Russian novelist, philosopher and mystic (1828 - 1910)
Lily Tomlin, American actress and comedienne (1939 - )
Graham R. Tomson (pseudonym of Rosamund Marriott Watson), American poet (1863 - 1911)
Jean Toomer, American author and poet (1894 - 1967)
Augustus M. Toplady, English divine and religious writer (1740 - 1778)
Edward Topsell, English divine and writer on religion and natural history (- c. 1638)
Frederic Ridgely Torrence, American librarian, editor and author (1875 - 1950)
Arturo Toscanini, Italian conductor (1867 - 1957)
Cyril Tourneur, English dramatist and poet (c. 1575 - 1626)
Rev. James Townley, English dramatist (1715 - 1778)
Mary Ashley Townsend, American poet (1836 - 1901)
Robert Townsend, American business executive
Arnold Toynbee, English economist and reformer (1852 - 1883)
Spencer Tracy, American actor (1900 - 1967)
John Trapp, English divine and Biblical commentator (1601 - 1669)
Joseph Trapp, English clergyman and writer (1679 - 1747)
Herbert Beerbohm Tree, English actor and theater manager (1853 - 1917)
Leo Heinrich von Treitschke, German militarist and writer (1834 - 1896)
Rose Tremain, English novelist and playwright (1942 - )
Mrs. Melesina Trench, Irish author (1768 - 1827)
Archbishop Richard Chenevix Trench, English philologist, theologian and poet (1807 - 1886)
Lee Trevino, American golfer (1939 - )
Calvin Trillin, American journalist and writer (1935 - )
Diane Trilling, American author and critic (1905 - 1996)
Lionel Trilling, American literary critic and teacher (1905 - 1975)
Triptolemus, mythical son of King Eleusis and patron of agriculture
Anthony Trollope, English author (1815 - 1882)
Leon Trotsky, Russian communist revolutionary (1879 - 1940)
John T. Trowbridge, American novelist, poet and editor (1827 - 1916)
Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Canadian political leader (1919 - )
Harry S. Truman, American 33rd president of U.S. (1884 - 1972)
Margaret Truman, American mystery novelist and daughter of Harry S. Truman (1924 - )
John Trumbull, American lawyer and poet (1750 - 1831)
Donald J. Trump, American businessman (1946 - )
Sojourner Truth, American abolitionist and reformer (c. 1797 - 1883)
Mao Tse-Tung, see Mao Zedong
Harriet Tubman, American abolitionist and emancipator (c. 1820 - 1913)
Barbara Tuchman, American historian (1912 - 1989)
Josiah Tucker, English political writer and clergyman (1711 - 1799)
Sophie Tucker, American vaudeville artiste (1884 - 1966)
Henry Theodore Tuckerman, American critic, essayist and poet (1813 - 1871)
Sir Samuel Tuke, English author (1610 - 1673)
Martin Tupper, English poet (1810 - 1889)
Ivan Turgenev, Russian novelist and short-story writer (1818 - 1883)
A.R.J. Turgot, French financier and publicist (1727 - 1781)
Alan Turing, English mathematician and codebreaker (1912 - 1954)
Charles Tennyson Turner, English divine and poet (1808 - 1879)
Henry McNeal Turner, American legislator and minister (1834 - 1915)
Kathleen Turner, American actress (1954 - )
Lana Turner, American actress (1920 - 1995)
Ted Turner, American media executive and sportsman (1938 - )
Tina Turner, American singer (1938 - )
Sir William Turner, English mayor of London (living 1668)
Scott Turow, American writer (1949 - )
John Tusa, English broadcaster and radio journalist (1936 - )
Thomas Tusser, English poet (c. 1527 - 1580)
Desmond Tutu, South African religious leader (1931 - )
David Tuvill, English compiler (fl. 1638)
Mark Twain (pseudonym of Samuel L. Clemens), American humorist and writer (1835 - 1910)
William March Tweed, American infamous politician (1823 - 1878)
Conway Twitty, American singer and song writer (1933 - 1993)
Anne Tyler, American novelist and short-story writer (1941 - )
John Tyler, American 10th president of U.S. (1790 - 1862)
Kenneth Tynan, English theatre critic (1927 - 1980)
John Tyndall, English physicist (1820 - 1893)
Chuang Tzu (Zhuangzi), Chinese philosopher (369 BC - 286 BC)
Sun Tzu (Sunzi), Chinese military strategist (c. 500 BC)

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John Udale, English (living 1598)
Brenda Ueland, American writer (1891 - 1986)
Johann Ludwig Uhland, German lyric poet (1787 - 1862)
Dorothy Uhnak, American novelist and writer (1933 - )
Liv Ullmann, Norwegian actress and humanitarian (1938 - )
Umberto I of Italy, Italian king (1844 - 1900)
Miguel de Unamuno, Spanish educator, philosopher and author (1864 - 1936)
Al Unser,Jr., American auto racer (1962 - )
Louis Untermeyer, American poet and anthologist (1885 - 1977)
John Updike, American novelist, short-story writer and poet (1932 - )
Leon Uris, American writer (1924 - )
Johann Martin Usteri, Swiss poet (1763 - 1827)
Peter Ustinov, English actor, author, producer and director (1921 - )

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Paul Valery, French poet, critic and man of letters (1871 - 1945)
Marguerite de Valois, French princess and scholar
Jim Valvano, American basketball coach and sportscaster (1946 - 1993)
Sir John Vanbrugh, English dramatist and architect (c. 1666 - 1726)
Martin Van Buren, American 8th president of U.S. (1782 - 1862)
Amy Vanderbilt, American etiquette authority (1908 - 1974)
Gloria Vanderbilt, American designer and poet (1924 - )
William Henry Vanderbilt, American capitalist and railroad magnate (1821 - 1885)
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, American (German-born) architect (1886 - 1969)
S.S. Van Dine (pseudonym of Willard Huntington Wright), American writer (1888 - 1939)
Col. Willard D. Vandiver, American naturalist and congressman (1854 - 1932)
Henry Jackson van Dyke, American clergyman, educator and author (1852 - 1933)
Harriet Van Horne, American columnist (1920 - )
Anna Jane Vardill (Mrs. James Niven), English writer (1781 - 1852)
Harry Vardon, English golfer (1870 - 1937)
John Varley (1947 - )
Marcus Terentius Varro, Italian learned Latin author (116 BC - 27 BC)
V. Varvarin, (see Vasilij Vasil'e Rozanov)
Bill Vaughan, American journalist and author (1915 - 1977)
Henry Vaughan ("The Silurist"), Anglo-Welsh poet and mystic (1622 - 1695)
Luc de Clapier de Vauvanargues, French moralist (1715 - 1747)
Lord Thomas Vaux, English poet (1510 - 1557)
Thorstein Veblen, American economist and social scientist (1857 - 1929)
David Vedder, Scottish poet (1790 - 1854)
Suzanne Vega, American singer and song writer (1959 - )
Vegetius, author (fl. c. 1450)
Ralph Venning, English preacher and writer (c. 1620 - 1673)
Jesse Ventura, American governor of Minnesota and professional wrestler (1951 - )
Vera-Ellen, American actress (1926 - 1981)
Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer (1813 - 1901)
Sir Aubrey de Vere, Irish poet and prose writer (1788 - 1846)
Aubrey Thomas de Vere, Irish poet and prose writer (1814 - 1902)
Edward de Vere (Earl of Oxford), English poet and courtier (about 1540 - 1604)
Charles Gravier Comte de Vergennes, French statesman (1717 - 1787)
Paul Verlaine, French poet (1844 - 1896)
Jules Verne, French novelist (1828 - 1905)
Jones Very, American poet and essayist (1813 - 1880)
Titus Flavius Vespasian, Italian emperor of Rome (9 - 79)
George Graham Vest, American senator (1830 - 1904)
Gil Vicente, Portuguese dramatist, poet and writer of literature (1470 - 1540)
Giambattista Vico, Italian philosopher (1668 - 1744)
Queen Victoria, British royalty (1819 - 1901)
Gore Vidal, American novelist and critic (1925 - )
Herman Knickerbocker Viele, American poet and novelist (1856 - 1908)
Jean Baptiste Etienne Vigee, French playwright, poet and litterateur (1758 - 1820)
Alfred Victor Vigny, French man of letters (1797 - 1863)
Francisco Villa (Pancho Villa), Mexican bandit and revolutionary (1877 - 1923)
Marshal Claude Louis Hector de Villars, French general and marshal of France (1653 - 1734)
Mme. de Villars, French (18th century)
Abbe de Villiers, French writer (1648 - 1728)
George Villiers (Duke of Buckingham), English profligate, wit, poet, dramatist and statesman (1628 - 1687)
Francois Villon, French poet (about 1431 - 1484)
Judith Viorst, American novelist and poet (1931 - )
Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil), Roman epic, didactic and idyllic poet (70 BC - 19 BC)
Walter von der Vogelweide, German minnesinger and lyric poet (about 1168 - 1230)
Constantin Francois de Chassebeouf de Volney, French scholar, author and traveler (1757 - 1820)
Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire), French historian, dramatist, writer and poet (1694 - 1778)
Kurt Vonnegut,Jr., American novelist (1922 - )
Bernard De Voto, American writer (1897 - 1955)
Diana Vreeland, American fashion editor (1903 - 1989)
Peter De Vries, American novelist and editor (1910 - 1993)

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W:
Robert Wace (Eustace), Isle of Jersy Anglo-Norman poet (about 1124 - 1174)
Charleszetta Waddles, American nun and writer (1912 - )
Joseph Augustine Wade, English musical composer (1796? - 1845)
Charles Wagner, Alsacian (French) writer (1851 - 1918)
Jane Wagner, American humorist, writer and director (1935 - )
Richard Wagner, German opera composer (1813 - 1883)
Denis Waitley, American motivational speaker
Diane Wakoski, American poet
Jan Walaeus, Dutch anatomist (1604 - 1649)
Derek Walcott, West Indian poet and playwright (1930 - )
Lech Walesa, Polish labor activist and politician (1943 - )
Alice Walker, American author (1944 - )
Clement Walker, English Presbyterian leader, political writer and historian (c. 1599 - 1651)
Katherine Kent Child Walker (Mrs. Edward Ashley Walker), American essayist and writer of religious books (1833 - after 1869)
Margaret Walker, American writer and educator (1915 - )
Mildred Walker, American novelist (1905 - 1998)
Mort Walker, American cartoonist (creator of "Beetle Bailey") (1923 - )
William Walker, English schoolmaster and writer on grammar and rhetoric (1623 - 1684)
Edgar Wallace, English poet and war correspondent (1875 - 1932)
Horace Binney Wallace, American lawyer and writer (1817 - 1852)
Rev. John Aikman Wallace, Scottish clergyman (1802 - 1870)
Lewis (Lew) Wallace, American lawyer, general and novelist (1827 - 1905)
William Ross Wallace, American poet (1819 - 1881)
Karl Wallenda, acrobat and aerialist (1905 - 1978)
Edmund Waller, English poet (1605 - 1687)
John Francis Waller, Irish poet and litterateur (1810 - 1894)
Robert James Waller, American writer (1939 - )
Horace Walpole, English author (1717 - 1797)
Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole, English novelist, critic and dramatist (1884 - 1941)
Sir Robert Walpole, British statesman (1676 - 1745)
Thomas Walsingham, English Benedictine monk and historian (about 1440)
Barbara Walters, American broadcast journalist (1931 - )
Izaak Walton, English author (1593 - 1683)
Sam Walton, American business executive (1918 - 1992)
Joseph Wambaugh, American novelist (1937 - )
John Wanamaker, American businessman (1838 - 1922)
Karl Fred W. Wander, German educationist and proverb collector (1833 - 1879)
An Wang, Chinese-American electronics engineer and executive (1920 - 1990)
Bishop William Warburton, English prelate, theologian and critic (1698 - 1779)
Artemus Ward (pseudonymn of Charles Farrar Browne), American humorist (1834 - 1867)
Barbara Ward, English economist, journalist and educator (1914 - 1981)
Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward, American novelist
Mrs. Humphry Ward (pseudonym of Mary Augusta Ward) (nee Arnold), English novelist (1851 - 1920)
Mary Augusta Ward, (see Mrs. Humphry Ward)
Nathaniel Ward, English Puritan preacher and author in Massachusetts (about 1578 - 1652)
Thomas Ward, English poet (1652 - 1708)
William Arthur Ward, American college administrator (1921 - 1994)
Eugene Fitch Ware ("Ironquill"), American soldier, lawyer, statesman, poet and litterateur (1841 - 1911)
Andy Warhol, American artist and author (1928 - 1987)
Anna Letitia Waring, Welsh hymn writer (1823 - 1910)
Anna B. Warner ("Amy Lothrop"), American poet ( - 1915)
Charles Dudley Warner, American newspaperman, author, editor and publisher (1829 - 1900)
Harry Morris Warner, American (Polish-born) movie producer and founder of Warner Brothers (1881 - 1958)
Susan Warner, American novelist (1819 - 1885)
William Warner, English poet (c. 1558 - 1609)
Earl Warren, American supreme court justice (1891 - 1974)
Fitz-Henry Warren, American major-general (1816 - 1878)
Robert Penn Warren, American novelist, poet, critic and teacher (1905 - 1989)
Thomas Warton, English poet and critic (1728 - 1790)
Elihu Benjamin Washburn, American U.S. minister to France (1816 - 1887)
H.S. Washburn, American poet
Booker T. Washington, American educator and social reformer (1856 - 1915)
Denzel Washington, American actor (1954 - )
George Washington, American 1st president of U.S. (1732 - 1799)
Martha Washington, American first lady (1731 - 1802)
Wendy Wasserstein, American playwright (1950 - )
Charles Law Watkins, American writer and poet (1886 - 1945)
Rowland Watkyns (Watkins), English poet and writer (c. 1610 - 1664)
James D. Watson, American biochemist (1928 - )
Joseph Warren Watson, American poet (1848 - 1872)
Thomas Watson (1), English poet (1557 - 1592)
Thomas John Watson, American computer industrialist and chairman of IBM (1874 - 1956)
Tom Watson, American golfer (1949 - )
Walter Watson, Scottish poet and weaver (1780 - 1854)
William Watson (1), English Roman Catholic conspirator (c. 1559 - 1603)
Sir William Watson (2), English poet (1858 - 1935)
Bill Watterson, American cartoonist (creator of "Calvin and Hobbes") (1958 - )
Willard A. Wattles, American educator and poet (1888 - 1950)
Alan W. Watts, American philosopher (1915 - 1973)
Alaric Alexander Watts, English litterateur (1799 - 1864)
Isaac Watts, English minister (1674 - 1748)
Walter Theodore Watts-Dunton, English man of letters (1832 - 1914)
Evelyn Arthur St. John Waugh, English novelist (1903 - 1966)
Francis D.D. Wayland, American clergyman, educator and author (1796 - 1865)
John Wayne, American actor and director (1907 - 1979)
Frederic Edward Weatherley, English barrister and song and verse writer (1848 - 1929)
Beatrice Potter Webb, American social economist (1858 - 1943)
Charles Henry Webb, American author (1834 - 1905)
Mary Webb, English novelist (1881 - 1927)
Byron Webber, no biographical data available
Lenora Mattingly Weber, American author (1895 - 1971)
Daniel Webster, American statesman, orator and lawyer (1782 - 1852)
John Webster, English playwright (c. 1580 - 1625)
Noah Webster, American lexicographer (1758 - 1843)
Simone Weil, French philosopher (1909 - 1943)
Otto Weininger, Austrian philosopher (1880 - 1903)
Christian Felix Weisse, German miscellaneous writer (1726 - 1804)
Naomi Weisstein, American psychology professor and activist
Amelia B. Welby, American poet (1821 - 1852)
Thomas Earle Welby, British writer (1881 - 1933)
Raquel Welch, American actress and model (1940 - )
Sir Anthony Weldon, English court official, parliamentarian and historian ( - 1649?)
Fay Weldon, English novelist (1931 - )
Orson Welles, American actor, director, producer and writer (1915 - 1985)
Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, British military and political leader (1769 - 1852)
Dr. Henry Wellesley, English (1791 - 1866)
Carolyn Wells, American author (1869 - 1942)
H.G. Wells, English writer (1866 - 1946)
Eudora Welty, American author (1909 - 2001)
Franz Werfel, German author (1890 - 1945)
Charles Wesley, English clergyman, poet and hymn writer (1707 - 1788)
John Wesley, English preacher (1703 - 1791)
Mary Wesley, English writer (1912 - 2002)
Samuel Wesley, English poet and divine (1664 - 1735)
Benjamin West, American painter (1738 - 1820)
Gilbert West, English miscellaneous writer (1703 - 1756)
Jessamyn West, American author (1902 - 1984)
Mae West, American actress (1892 - 1980)
Rebecca West, Irish author and journalist (1892 - 1983)
Richard West, English poet (1716 - 1742)
Richard Bethell Westbury (Lord Westbury), English Lord Chancellor (1800 - 1873)
Edward Westcott, American novelist and banker (1846 - 1898)
Ruth Westheimer, American (German-born) psychiatrist, author and lecturer (1928 - )
Charles M. Westmacott, English author (1788 - 1868)
Edith Newbold Wharton (nee Jones), American novelist (1862 - 1937)
Archbishop Richard Whately, English prelate and theologian (1787 - 1863)
Sir William Cecil Dampier Whetham, British scientific writer (1867 - 1952)
George Whetstone, English writer, poet and dramatist (1544? - 1587?)
William Whewell, English philosopher (1794 - 1866)
Edwin Percy Whipple, American essayist (1819 - 1886)
James McNeill Whistler, American artist and author (1834 - 1903)
Byron R. White, American jurist (1917 - )
E.B. White, American humorist, essayist and novelist (1899 - 1985)
Henry Kirke White, English poet (1785 - 1806)
Joseph Blanco White, English writer and Spanish editor (1775 - 1841)
Patrick White, Australian novelist (1912 - 1990)
Stewart Edward White, American novelist (1873 - 1946)
William Allen White, American editor, journalist, story writer and publicist (1868 - 1944)
Alfred North Whitehead, English mathematician and philosopher (1861 - 1947)
Paul Whitehead, English satiric poet (1710 - 1774)
William Whitehead, English dramatist and poet laureate (1715 - 1785)
Katharine Whitehorn, English writer and essayist (1928 - )
Bulstrode Whitelocke, English statesman (1605 - 1675)
Sarah Helen Power Whitman, American poet and critic (1803 - 1878)
Walt Whitman, American poet (1819 - 1892)
Mrs. C.T. Whitnall, English writer (early 20th century)
John Greenleaf Whittier, American poet, reformer and author (1807 - 1892)
George John Whyte-Melville, English novelist and poet (1821 - 1878)
Marcia Wieder, American writer and motivational speaker
Christoph Martin Wieland, German poet (1733 - 1813)
Norbert Wiener, American mathematician (1894 - 1964)
Elie Wiesel, Romanian-American novelist (1928 - )
Kate Douglas Wiggin (nee Smith), American writer and educator (1856 - 1923)
Eugene Wigner, American (Hungarian-born) physicist (1902 - 1995)
Thomas Wilbraham, English physician (living 1756)
John Wilbye, English poet and composer of madrigals (1564 - 1738)
Ella Wheeler Wilcox, American writer, poet and journalist (1850 - 1919)
Oscar Wilde, Anglo-Irish dramatist and poet (1854 - 1900)
Robert Wilde,D.D., English poet (1609 - 1679)
Billy Wilder, Austrian-American film scenarist, director and producer (1906 - )
Laura Ingalls Wilder, American author (1867 - 1957)
Thornton Niven Wilder, American playwright and novelist (1897 - 1975)
Dr. Samuel Wilberforce, English bishop (1805 - 1873)
Kaiser Wilhelm II, German third emperor (1859 - 1941)
Samuel Wilkerson, American (19th century)
John Wilkes, poet and Lord Mayor of London (1727 - 1797)
Roy Wilkins, American social reformer and civil rights leader (1901 - 1981)
Bud Wilkinson, American football coach (1916 - )
George Will, American journalist and TV personality (1941 - )
Emma Hart Willard, American educator (1787 - 1870)
King William I, Prussian King of Prussia and first German emperor (1797 - 1888)
William II, Germen emperor from 1888 until abdication in 1918 (1859 - 1941)
William III (William of Orange), Dutch Prince of Orange and King of England (1650 - 1702)
William of Occam, English Franciscan friar and philosopher (c. 1285 - 1349)
Hank Williams, Sr., American singer and song writer (1923 - 1953)
Harry Williams, American vaudeville celebrity and song writer ( - 1922)
Isaac Williams, British theologian (1802 - 1865)
James Williams, poet
Robin Williams, American comedian and actor (1952 - )
Sarah Williams ("Saidie"), English poet (1841 - 1868)
Ted Williams, American baseball player (1918 - )
Tennessee Williams, American dramatist and author (1911 - 1983)
William Carlos Williams, American poet (1883 - 1963)
Marianne Williamson, American lecturer and author (1952 - )
Dr. Paul Williamson, American father of Kent State victim
Nathaniel Parker Willis, American poet and journalist (1806 - 1867)
Wendell L. Willkie, American lawyer, businessman and politician (1892 - 1944)
Byron Forceythe Willson, American poet (1837 - 1867)
John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, English courtier, wit and writer of songs, satires, etc. (1647 - 1680)
Alexander Wilson, American (Scottish-born) ornithologist (1766 - 1813)
Angus Wilson, English novelist (1913 - 1991)
August Wilson, American dramatist (1945 - )
Earl Wilson, American newspaper columnist (1907 - 1987)
Edmund Wilson, American critic and essayist (1895 - 1972)
Flip Wilson, American comedian and actor (1933 - 1988)
Harold Wilson, English labor statesman and prime minister (1916 - 1995)
John Wilson (1), English bookseller
John Wilson ("Christopher North") (2), Scottish essayist, poet and novelist (1785 - 1854)
Mrs. Margaret C.B. Wilson, English author (1797 - 1846)
Sloan Wilson, American novelist (1920 - )
Tom Wilson, American cartoonist (creator of "Ziggy") (living in 20th century)
Thomas Woodrow Wilson, American 28th president of U.S., writer and statesman (1856 - 1924)
Walter Winchell, American journalist and broadcaster (1897 - 1972)
William Windham, English statesman and orator (1750 - 1810)
Oprah Winfrey, American television personality and actress (1954 - )
Debra Winger, American actress (1955 - )
Sarah Winnemucca, Indian scout and activist (c. 1842 - 1891)
Edward Winslow, English colonial governor (1595 - 1655)
Peter von Winter, German musical composer (1754 - 1825)
William Winter, American journalist, poet and critic (1836 - 1917)
Shelley Winters, American actress (1922 - )
Christian Winther, German song writer (19th century)
Robert C. Winthrop, American statesman and orator (1809 - 1894)
Owen Wister, American novelist (1860 - 1938)
George Wither (Whyther) (Withers), English poet (1588 - 1667)
Ludwig Wittgenstein, English (Austrian-born) philosopher and pioneer of logical positivism (1889 - 1951)
Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, English novelist and humorist (1881 - 1975)
Terry Wogan, Irish broadcaster (1938 - )
Dr. John Wolcot (Wolcott) ("Peter Pindar"), English physician and satiric poet (1738 - 1819)
Naomi Wolf, American writer (1963 - )
Rev. Charles Wolfe, Irish poet (1791 - 1823)
James Wolfe, English major-general (1727 - 1759)
Thomas Clayton Wolfe, American novelist (1900 - 1938)
Tom Wolfe, American journalist and author (1931 - )
Mary Shelly Wollstonecraft, English writer and women's rights activist (1759 - 1797)
Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, British statesman and diplomatist, Lord Chancellor under Henry VIII (1471 - 1530)
Stevie Wonder, American singer, musician and song writer (1951 - )
George Edward Woodberry, American critic, editor and poet (1855 - 1930)
Rev. Benjamin Woodbridge, English chaplain to Charles II (1622 - 1684)
John Wooden, American college basketball coach (1910 - )
Victoria Claffin Woodhull, American reformer (1838 - 1927)
Marion Woodman, Canadian analyst and writer (1928 - )
Tiger Woods, American golfer (1975 - )
Carter G. Woodson, American historian and editor (1875 - 1950)
Joanne Woodward, American actress (1930 - )
Samuel Woodworth, American journalist and poet (1785 - 1842)
Virginia Woolf (nee Stephen), English author and critic (1882 - 1941)
Alexander Woollcott, American novelist, critic and actor (1887 - 1943)
Sarah Chauncey Woolsey, (see Susan Coolidge)
Constance F. Woolson, American novelist (1848 - 1894)
William Wordsworth, English poet (1770 - 1850)
Henry Clay Work, American printer and song writer (1832 - 1884)
Sir Henry Wotton, English poet and diplomat (1568 - 1639)
Herman Wouk, American novelist (1915 - )
Francis Wrangham, English archbishop and classical scholar (1769 - 1842)
Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect (1869 - 1959)
Harold Bell Wright, American novelist (1872 - 1944)
Orville Wright, American inventor and aviation pioneer (1871 - 1948)
Richard Wright, American novelist and short-story writer (1908 - 1960)
Steven Wright, American comedian (1955 - )
Willard Huntington Wright, (see S.S. Van Dine)
Miss Wrother (lived about 1820)
Bill Wulf, American computer scientist (20th century)
Sir Thomas Wyatt (Wyat), English diplomatist and poet (1503 - 1542)
William Wycherley, English dramatist (about 1640 - 1715)
Andrew Wyeth, American watercolorist and painter (1917 - )
Tammy Wynette, American singer (1942 - 1998)
John Huddlestone Wynne, British author (1743 - 1788)

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X:
Malcolm X and Alex Haley, American
Xenocrates, Greek philosopher (396 BC - 314 BC)
Xenophon, Greek general, historian and essayist (about 430 BC - after 357 BC)
Xerxes I (The Great), Persian king (486-465) (519? BC - 465 BC)
Deng Xiaoping, Chinese communist leader (1904 - 1997)
Cao Xuequin, Chinese author of the classic novel "Dream of the Red Chamber" (1715 - 1763)
Lu Xun, Chinese satirist and author (1881 - 1936)
Xunsi, Chinese sage (298 BC - 238 BC)

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Y:
Thomas Yalden, English poet and divine (1671 - 1736)
Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, American medical physicist (1921 - )
Edmund H. Yates, English editor and novelist (1831 - 1894)
Sun Yat-sen, Chinese revolutionary hero and founder of the Chinese republic (1866 - 1925)
Chuck Yeager, American aviator and brigadier general (1923 - )
William Butler Yeats, Irish poet and revivalist of Irish literature (1865 - 1939)
Boris Yeltsin, Russian statesman and president (1931 - )
Barry Yelverton (Lord Avonmore), Irish viscount and judge (1736 - 1805)
Lu Yen, Chinese meditation adept (c. 800)
Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Russian poet (1933 - )
Anzia Yezierska, American novelist (1885 - 1970)
Yoda, a character in the "Star Wars" film series
Andrew Young, American clergyman and diplomat (1932 - )
Brigham Young, American religious leader (1801 - 1877)
Coleman Young, American politician (1918 - 1997)
Rev. E.J. Young, American clergyman and writer (fl. 1860)
Edward Young, English poet and dramatist (1683 - 1765)
Neil Young, American singer (1945 - )
Owen D. Young, American lawyer and businessman (1874 - 1962)
Rida Johnson Young, American writer and lyricist (1869 - 1926)
Whitney M. Young,Jr., American civil rights leader (1921 - 1971)
Henny Youngman, American comedian (1906 - 1998)
Marguerite Yourcenar, Belgian-American novelist and essayist (1903 - 1987)
Tomas de Yriarte (Iriarte), Spanish (Teneriffe) poet and translator (1750 - 1791)
Qu Yuan, Chinese poet and patriot (340 BC - 278 BC)
Sarah S.B. Yule, American compiler (19th and 20th centuries)
Lin Yutang, American (Chinese-born) author (1895 - 1976)

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Z:
Babe Didrikson Zaharias, American sportswoman and golfer (1914 - 1956)
Israel Zangwill, English novelist, playwright and religious leader (1864 - 1926)
Frank Zappa, American singer, guitarist, philosopher and actor (1940 - 1993)
Joachim August C. Zarnack, German schoolman (1777 - 1827)
Mao Zedong (Mao Tse-Tung) (Chairman Mao), Chinese Marxist revolutionary and leader of the People's Republic (1893 - 1976)
Eduard Zeller, German historian, theologian and philosopher (1814 - 1908)
Jiang Zemin, Chinese president of the People's Republic (1926 - )
Zenobius (Zenodatus), Greek sophist and collector of proverbs (117 - 138)
Warren Zevon, American musician and song writer (1947 - )
Xi Zhi, Chinese neo-Confucian philosopher, Song Dynasty (1130 - 1200)
Xu Zhimo, Chinese romantic poet (1896 - 1931)
Arthur Zimmermann, German statesman and author of "Zimmermann telegram" (1864 - 1940)
Hans Zinsser, American bacteriologist (1878 - 1940)
Emile Zola, French novelist (1840 - 1902)
Zoroaster, Persian religious leader (c. 628 BC - c. 551 BC)
Bob Zuppke, American football coach (1879 - 1957)

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