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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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