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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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