Authors by A


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Aristotle204
Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder o… -384 - -321 BC
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Douglas Adams315
English writer and humorist 1952 - 2001
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Ali122
cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad 601 - 661
Hannah Arendt photo
Hannah Arendt84
Jewish-American political theorist 1906 - 2004
Maya Angelou photo
Maya Angelou242
American author and poet 1928 - 2014
Jane Austen photo
Jane Austen476
English novelist 1775 - 1817
Louisa May Alcott photo
Louisa May Alcott172
American novelist 1832 - 1888
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Archimedes19
Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and ast… -287 - -212 BC
Billie Joe Armstrong photo
Billie Joe Armstrong26
American singer and guitarist 1972
Hans Christian Andersen photo
Hans Christian Andersen41
Danish author, fairy tale writer, and poet 1805 - 1875
Tod AAmerican musician1965
Jacob AagaardDanish-born Scottish chess gr…1973
AaliyahAmerican singer, actress and …1979 - 2001
Alvar AaltoFinnish architect and designer1898 - 1976
Hank AaronRetired American baseball pla…1934
Frank W. AbagnaleAmerican security consultant,…1948
Chris AbaniNigerian author1966
Khwaja Ahmad AbbasFilm director, Screenwriter, …1914 - 1987
Mahmoud AbbasPalestinian statesman1935
Edward AbbeyAmerican author and essayist1927 - 1989
Henry AbbeyAmerican poet1842 - 1911
Lynn AbbeyAmerican writer1948
Andrew AbbottAmerican sociologist and Prof…1948
Berenice AbbottAmerican photographer1898 - 1991
Derek AbbottPhysicist, engineer1960
Diane AbbottBritish Labour Party politici…1953
Edwin Abbott AbbottBritish theologian and author1838 - 1926
Greg Abbott48th Governor of Texas1957
Jack AbbottAuthor, criminal1944 - 2002
Karen AbbottAmerican writer1973
Megan AbbottAmerican writer1971
Shirley Abbott1934
Tony AbbottAustralian politician1957
Layal AbboudLebanese pop singer1982
Randa Abdel-Fattahcontemporary Australian write…1979
Sabit Damulla AbdulbakiFirst Prime Minister of the T…1883 - 1934
Kareem Abdul-JabbarAmerican basketball player1947
Daayiee AbdullahHomosexual Muslim activist1954
Omar AbdullahIndian politician1970
Khabibullo AbdusamatovRussian astrophysicist1940
Kóbó AbeJapanese writer, playwright, …1924 - 1993
Shana AbeU.S. American novelist
Niels Henrik AbelNorwegian mathematician1802 - 1829
Reuben Abel
Peter AbelardFrench scholastic philosopher…1079 - 1142
Isaac Abellaphysicist1934 - 2016
Hal Abelsoncomputer scientist1947
Philip AbelsonUS physicist, editor of the j…1913 - 2004
Lascelles AbercrombiePoet, academic, literary crit…1881 - 1938
Aberjhaniauthor1957
David Aberleanthropologist1918 - 2004
Ralph AbernathyAmerican Civil Rights Movemen…1926 - 1990
George AbernethyAmerican merchant and politic…1807 - 1877
Hafsat AbiolaNigerian human rights, civil …1974
Walter AbishAustrian-American author1931
Dan AbnettBritish comic book writer, no…1965
Leila Aboulelawriter, playwright1964
James AbourezkUnited States Senator1931
AbrahamBiblical patriarch-1813 - -1638 BC
Daniel Abrahamspeculative fiction writer fr…1969
David AbramAmerican philosopher, ecologi…1957
Marina AbramovićYugoslav-American artist1946
Mimi Abramovitznon-fiction writer1941
J. J. AbramsAmerican film and television …1966
M. H. AbramsAmerican literary theorist1912 - 2015
Alexei Alexeyevich AbrikosovSoviet, Russian and American …1928 - 2017
Dannie AbseWelsh poet and physician1923 - 2014
Shaker Abssi1955 - 2008
Talal Abu-GhazalehJordanian businesspeople1938
Diana Abu-JaberNovelist, short story writer,…1960
Mumia Abu-JamalPrisoner, Journalist, Broadca…1954
As'ad AbuKhalilprofessor1960
Bella AbzugAmerican politician1920 - 1998
Lucius AcciusRoman poet and scholar-170 - -84 BC
Vito AcconciDesigner, landscape architect…1940 - 2017
Goodman AceComedian, television writer a…1899 - 1982
Elizabeth AcevedoAmerican poet and author
Mario Acevedofootball player1969
Manmohan AcharyaPoet, lyricist1967 - 2013
Chinua AchebeNigerian novelist, poet, prof…1930 - 2013
Dean AchesonStatesman and lawyer1893 - 1971
André Acimanwriter, professor1951
Marc AcitoAmerican novelist, humorist, …1966
Kathy AckerAmerican novelist, playwright…1947 - 1997
Diane AckermanAuthor, poet, naturalist1948
Jessie AckermannSecond Woman's Christian Temp…1857 - 1951
Russell L. AckoffScientist1919 - 2009
Peter AckroydEnglish author1949
Alexander Acosta27th and current United State…1969
Marta AcostaAmerican novelist
Oscar Zeta AcostaAmerican attorney, politician…1935 - 1974
Eliza ActonPoet, cook1799 - 1859
John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron ActonBritish politician and histor…1834 - 1902
Cherry AdairSouth African-American writer1951
John AdairAuthor, theorist1934
Thomas Adamclergyman, religious writer1701 - 1784
Abigail Adams2nd First Lady of the United …1744 - 1818
Ansel AdamsAmerican photographer and env…1902 - 1984
Brooks AdamsAmerican political writer1848 - 1927
Bryan AdamsCanadian singer-songwriter1959
Carol J. Adamsauthor, animal rights activist1951
Charles Follen AdamsAmerican poet1842 - 1918
Charles Francis AdamsAmerican historical editor, p…1807 - 1886
Douglas AdamsEnglish writer and humorist1952 - 2001
Franklin Pierce AdamsUnited States humor writer1881 - 1960
Henry Adamsjournalist, historian, academ…1838 - 1918
James Truslow AdamsAmerican writer and historian1878 - 1949
Joey AdamsAmerican comedian, newspaper …1911 - 1999
John Adams2nd President of the United S…1735 - 1826
John Bodkin Adamsgeneral practitionar, fraudst…1899 - 1983
John Quincy AdamsAmerican politician, 6th pres…1767 - 1848
Julie AdamsAmerican actress1926 - 2019
Nehemiah AdamsMassachusetts clergyman1806 - 1878
Patch AdamsPhysician, activist, diplomat…1945
Richard AdamsEnglish novelist best known a…1920 - 2016
Ryan AdamsAmerican alt-country/rock sin…1974
Samuel AdamsAmerican statesman, Massachus…1722 - 1803
Sarah Fuller Flower AdamsEnglish poet, hymnwriter1805 - 1848
Scott Adamscartoonist, writer1957
William AdamsFellow and Master of Pembroke…1706 - 1789
George AdamskiAmerican ufologist1891 - 1965
Swami AdbhutanandaDisciple
Charles AddamsCartoonist1912 - 1988
Jane Addamspioneer settlement social wor…1860 - 1935
Cannonball AdderleyAmerican jazz alto saxophonist1928 - 1975
Joseph Addisonpolitician, writer and playwr…1672 - 1719
Percy AddleshawEnglish journalist1866 - 1916
Kim AddonizioPoet, novelist1954
George AdeAmerican writer, newspaper co…1866 - 1944
Konrad AdenauerGerman statesman, Federal Cha…1876 - 1967
Olusegun AdeniyiNigerian journalist1965
Tomi AdeyemiAmerican author1993
Tedros AdhanomDirector-General of the World…1965
Chi­ma­man­da Ngo­zi Adi­chieNigerian writer1977
Aravind AdigaIndian journalist and author1974
Yogi AdityanathIndian politician1972
Isabelle AdjaniFrench actress1955
Alfred AdlerMedical Doctor, Psychologist,…1870 - 1937
Bill AdlerAmerican journalist1951
Chris AdlerAmerican drummer1972
Felix AdlerGerman American professor of …1851 - 1933
Freda AdlerCriminologist, educator1934
Hermann AdlerChief Rabbi of the British Em…1839 - 1911
Margot Adlerauthor, Neopagan, and Nationa…1946 - 2014
Mortimer J. AdlerAmerican philosopher and educ…1902 - 2001
Renata AdlerAmerican author, journalist a…1938
Stella AdlerAmerican actress and teaching…1901 - 1992
Theodor W. AdornoGerman sociologist, philosoph…1903 - 1969
AdunisEssayist, poet1930
L. K. Advanipolitician1927
Fiona Hill (presidential advisor)American policy adviser1965
AdyashantiSpiritual teacher1962
Diederik AertsBelgian theoretical physicist1953
AeschinesAttic orator; statesman-389 - -314 BC
Aeschylusancient Athenian playwright-525 - -456 BC
Aesopancient Greek storyteller-620 - -564 BC
Yochanan AfekIsraeli chess player, compose…1952
Ben AffleckAmerican film actor, director…1972
Casey AffleckAmerican actor1975
Jamal-al-Din AfghaniPolitical activist and Islami…1837 - 1897
Michel AflaqSyrian philosopher, sociologi…1910 - 1989
Scipio AfricanusRoman general in the Second P…-235 - -183 BC
Giorgio AgambenItalian philosopher1942
John AgarAmerican actor1921 - 2002
Alex AgaseAmerican football player and …1922 - 2007
Andre AgassiUS tennis player1970
Louis AgassizSwiss naturalist1807 - 1873
James AgateBritish diarist and critic1877 - 1947
AgathonAthenian tragic poet-448 - -401 BC
Ivan AgayantsKGB officer1911 - 1968
James AgeeAmerican author, journalist, …1909 - 1955
Riyad Naasan Aghaformer minister of culture of…1947
Gholam-Reza Aghazadehpolitician1949
Gianni AgnelliItalian businessman1921 - 2003
Flavia AgnesIndian activist and lawyer1947
Jonathan Agnewcricketer1960
Spiro Agnew39th Vice President of the Un…1918 - 1996
Vivek Agnihotridirector1973
Vittorio AgnolettoEuropean Parliament member1958
Shmuel Yosef AgnonIsraeli Hebrew writer, Nobel …1888 - 1970
Akshay AgrawalSerial Social Entrepreneur1998
Peter AgreAmerican chemist, recipient o…1949
Robert Agresta1983
Cornelius AgrippaMagician, occult writer, theo…1486 - 1535
Dries van AgtDutch politician1931
Grace AguilarNovelist, writer1816 - 1847
Christina AguileraAmerican singer1980
Esperanza AguirreSpanish politician1952
Lucy AharishArab-Israeli journalist1981
Eden ahbezAmerican songwriter and recor…1908 - 1995
Bertie AhernIrish politician, 10th Taoise…1951
Cecelia AhernIrish novelist1981
Frederick AhlProfessor of classics and com…1941
Eqbal Ahmadwriter, journalist, anti-war …1933 - 1999
Nabeel Ahmad
Nizamuddin Ahmadhistorian1551 - 1594
Umair AhmadEntrepreneur, Writer, Researc…1997
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad6th President of the Islamic …1956
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmedthe fifth President of India …1905 - 1977
Israr Ahmed
Juhani AhoFinnish author and journalist1861 - 1921
Martti AhtisaariFinnish politician and former…1937
Qutb al-Din AibakTurkic peoples king of Northw…1150 - 1210
Robert AickmanBritish fantasy and horror wr…1914 - 1981
Pamela AidanAmerican writer1953
Charles Hamilton AideFrench writer1826 - 1906
Ama Ata AidooNovelist, poet1942
Clay Aikensinger-songwriter, actor, rec…1978
Conrad AikenAmerican novelist and poet1889 - 1973
George AikenAmerican politician1892 - 1984
Howard H. Aikenpioneer in computing, origina…1900 - 1973
Joan AikenEnglish fiction writer1924 - 2004
Jhené AikoAmerican singer-songwriter an…1988
Roger AilesTelevision executive1940 - 2017
Alfred Ainger
Lionel AingimeaNauruan politician, president…
Catherine AirdNovelist1930
George Biddell AiryEnglish mathematician and ast…1801 - 1892
AishaMuhammad's wife605 - 678
Jonathan AitkenConservative Member of Parlia…1942
Omraam Mikhaël AïvanhovBulgarian philosopher1900 - 1986
Kazimierz AjdukiewiczPhilosopher, logician1890 - 1963
Akbar3rd Mughal Emperor1542 - 1605
M.J. Akbarjournalist, author1951
Mahdi AkefEgyptian Islamist1928 - 2017
Mark AkensideEnglish poet and physician1721 - 1770
Tim AkerBritish politician1985
George AkerlofAmerican economist and Koshla…1940
Mehdi Akhavan-SalesIranian poet1928 - 1990
Akhenaten18th dynasty pharaoh
Anna AkhmatovaRussian modernist poet1889 - 1966
Sergei AkhromeyevSoviet marshal1923 - 1991
Begum AkhtarIndian musician1914 - 1974
AkihitoEmperor of Japan1933
Todd AkinAmerican politician1947
Peter AkinolaAnglican Primate of the Churc…1944
Akonsinger1973
Uwem AkpanNigerian Jesuit priest and wr…1971
Ryūnosuke AkutagawaJapanese writer1892 - 1927
Ali Zayn al-AbidinGreat-grandson of the Prophet…659 - 713
AlainFrench philosopher1868 - 1951
Alain-FournierFrench writer1886 - 1914
Rabih AlameddineLebanese-American painter and…1959
Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of AlameinBritish Army officer, Command…1887 - 1976
Abd Al-Hamid Al-Ansari
Leopoldo Alasnovelist1852 - 1901
Hasan al-AskariEleventh of the Twelve Imams846 - 874
Bashar al-AssadPresident of Syria1965
Hafez al-Assadformer president of Syria1930 - 2000
Jessica AlbaAmerican model, free-diver an…1981
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadileader of the Islamic State o…1971 - 2019
Al-Baladhurihistorian806 - 892
Muhammad al-Baqirfifth of the Twelve Shia Imams677 - 733
Omar al-BashirSudanese president1944
Hasan al-BasriIranian Sufi Saint642 - 728
Edward AlbeeAmerican playwright1928 - 2016
George Monck, 1st Duke of AlbemarleEnglish soldier and politician1608 - 1670
Josef AlbersGerman-American artist and ed…1888 - 1976
Susan Wittig Albertwriter1940
Scipione Alberti
Al-BiruniPersian scholar and polymath973 - 1048
Mitch AlbomAmerican author1958
Luiz Carlos AlborghettiItalian-Brazilian radio comme…1945 - 2009
Madeleine K. AlbrightFormer U.S. Secretary of State1937
Armen AlchianAmerican economist1914 - 2013
Randy AlcornAmerican Protestant author1954
Amos Bronson AlcottAmerican teacher and writer1799 - 1888
Louisa May AlcottAmerican novelist1832 - 1888
William AlcottAmerican physician and author1798 - 1859
AlcuinEnglish scholar and abbot735 - 804
Alan Aldaactor and United States Army …1936
Jason AldeanAmerican country music singer1977
Henry Mills AldenAmerican magazine editor1836 - 1919
Vera Stanley AlderBritish artist1898 - 1984
Edward Hall AldersonLawyer and jurist1787 - 1857
Iyad Jamal Al-DinIraqi politician1961
Richard AldingtonEnglish writer and poet1892 - 1962
Brian W. AldissBritish science fiction author1925 - 2017
Henry AldrichTheologian, philosopher, arch…1647 - 1710
Howard E. AldrichAmerican sociologist1943
James AldrichAmerican editor and minor poet1810 - 1856
Thomas Bailey AldrichAmerican poet, novelist, edit…1836 - 1907
Buzz AldrinAmerican astronaut1930
Adnan al-DulaimiIraqi politician1932 - 2017
James AlefantisAmerican chef and restaurateur
Sholem AleichemYiddish author and playwright1859 - 1916
Alexander AlekhineRussian / French chess player…1892 - 1946
Igor Aleksanderscientist1937
Archibald AlexanderAmerican theologian1772 - 1851
Cecil Frances AlexanderBritish hymn-writer and poet1818 - 1895
Christopher Alexanderarchitect1936
Claudia AlexanderAmerican geophysicist and pla…1959 - 2015
F. Matthias AlexanderAustralian actor1869 - 1955
Harold AlexanderBritish military commander an…1891 - 1969
James Waddel AlexanderAmerican Presbyterian ministe…1804 - 1859
Lloyd AlexanderAmerican children's writer1924 - 2007
Michelle AlexanderAmerican lawyer, civil rights…1967
Scott AlexanderAmerican writer, director an…1963
Shana AlexanderJournalist1925 - 2005
Tasha AlexanderAmerican writer1969
Victoria AlexanderAuthor1965
William Alexanderirish bishop, born 18241570 - 1640
Athanasius of AlexandriaPatriarch of Alexandria295 - 373
Clement of AlexandriaChristian theologian150 - 215
Pappus of AlexandriaGreek mathematician of Antiqu…290 - 350
Larisa AlexandrovnaUkrainian-American journalist…1971
Sherman AlexieNative American author and fi…1966
Svetlana AlexievichBelarusian investigative jour…1948
AlexisAthenian poet of Middle Comedy-372 - -270 BC
Khalid A. Al-FalihCEO of Saudi Aramco1960
Al-FarabiPhilosopher in 10th century C…872 - 951
Luis AlfaroChicano performance artist, w…1963
Mohamed Al-FayedEgyptian businessman1933
Vittorio AlfieriItalian dramatist and poet1749 - 1803
Henry AlfordEnglish churchman, theologian…1810 - 1871
Taiaiake AlfredAuthor, educator and activist1965
Hannes AlfvénSwedish electrical engineer a…1908 - 1995
William R. AlgerAmerican clergyman and poet1822 - 1905
Muhammad Asadullah Al-GhalibBangladeshi academic1948
Abu Hamid al-GhazaliPersian Muslim theologian, ju…1058 - 1111
Nelson AlgrenAmerican novelist, short stor…1909 - 1981
Ali al-Hadiimam829 - 868
Mansur Al-HallajPersian mystic, revolutionary…858 - 922
Wahbi Al-HaririArtist, architect, author1914 - 1994
Loujain al-HathloulSaudi Arabian activist1989
AlhazenArab physicist, mathematician…965 - 1039
Haj Amin al-HusseiniPalestinian Arab nationalist …1895 - 1974
Waleed Al-HusseiniPalestinian essayist and writ…1989
Alicousin and son-in-law of the …601 - 661
Agha Shahid Alipoet1949 - 2001
Ayaan Hirsi AliDutch feminist, author1969
Choudhry Rahmat AliPakistani politician1895 - 1951
Hasan ibn AliShia Imam624 - 669
Husayn ibn AliThe grandson of Muhammad and …626 - 680
Ibrahim AliMember of the Dewan Rakyat (p…1957
Leila Ben AliWife of Tunisian president Zi…1956
Mohamed Azmin AliMalaysian politician1964
Monica AliBritish writer and novelist1967
Mubarak AliHistorian, activist, scholar1941
Muhammad AliAfrican American boxer, phila…1942 - 2016
Tariq AliBritish Pakistani writer, jou…1943
Zaman AliPakistani philosopher1993
Zine El Abidine Ben AliTunisian politician1936 - 2019
Dante AlighieriItalian poet1265 - 1321
Saul D. AlinskyAmerican community organizer …1909 - 1972
James AlisonChristian theologian, priest1959
Samuel AlitoAssociate Justice of the Supr…1950
Heydar AliyevSoviet and Azerbaijani politi…1923 - 2003
Ilham Aliyev4th President of Azerbaijan f…1961
Javad Alizadehcartoonist, journalist and hu…1953
Musa al-KadhimSeventh of the Twelve Imams a…745 - 799
Charles-Valentin AlkanFrench composer and pianist1813 - 1888
Mari AlkatiriPrime Minister of East Timor1949
Jim Al-KhaliliBritish theoretical physicist…1962
Muhammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī
Mohammed AlkobaisiIraqi Islamic scholar1970
Alphonse AllaisFrench writer and humourist1854 - 1905
Maurice AllaisFrench economist; 1988 winner…1911 - 2010
Jani AllanSouth African columnist and b…1952
William Albert AllardPhotographer1937
Ayad AllawiIraqi politician1945
W. C. AlleeAmerican zoologist and ecolog…1885 - 1955
Joseph AlleinePastor, author1634 - 1668
Richard AlleineEnglish clergyman1611 - 1681
Crystal AllenAmerican actress1972
Dave AllenIrish comedian and satirist1936 - 2005
David AllenAmerican productivity consult…1945
Elizabeth Chase AllenAmerican author, journalist, …1832 - 1911
Ethan AllenAmerican general1738 - 1789
Fred Allencomedian1894 - 1956
Frederick Lewis AllenAmerican historian and editor…1890 - 1954
George Allen
Gracie AllenAmerican actress and comedien…1902 - 1964
H. Stanley AllenEnglish Physicist1873 - 1954
James AllenBritish philosophical writer1864 - 1912
James Van AllenAmerican nuclear physicist1914 - 2006
Lily AllenEnglish singer, songwriter, a…1985
Patrick AllenFilm, television and voice ac…1927 - 2006
Paul AllenAmerican inventor, investor a…1953 - 2018
Ray Allen
Steve AllenAmerican comedian, actor, mus…1921 - 2000
Tim AllenAmerican actor, voiceover art…1953
Woody AllenAmerican screenwriter, direct…1935
Isabel AllendeChilean writer1942
Salvador AllendeChilean physician and politic…1908 - 1973
Lawrence H. Allerastronomer1913 - 2003
Kirstie AlleyAmerican actress1951
Svetlana Alliluyevadaughter of Joseph Stalin1926 - 2011
GG AllinAmerican singer-songwriter1956 - 1993
Margery AllinghamEnglish writer of detective f…1904 - 1966
William AllinghamIrish man of letters and poet1824 - 1889
Edward Allingtonsculptor1951 - 2017
Dorothy Allisonpoet, novelist, critic1949
Henry E. AllisonAmerican philosopher1937
Kenneth AllottIrish poet1912 - 1973
Gordon W. AllportAmerican psychologist1897 - 1967
Bill Allred
Gloria AllredAmerican civil rights lawyer1941
Chris Van AllsburgUS children's writer and illu…1949
Aaron AllstonAmerican writer1960 - 2014
Washington AllstonAmerican artist1779 - 1843
Al-MaʿarriMedieval Arab philosopher973 - 1057
Muhammad al-Mahdi12th and last Imam in Twelver…869 - 941
Al-Mahdithe third Abbasid Caliph744 - 785
Mohammed bin Rashid al-MaktoumEmirati politician1949
Nouri al-MalikiPrime Minister of Iraq1950
Al-Mansurthe second Abbasid Caliph714 - 775
Al-MaqriziEgyptian Arab historian1364 - 1445
Carlos AlmarazChicano artist1941 - 1989
Albara Almerf
Albara Almerf
Albara Almerf
Albara Almerf
Albara Almerf
Albara Almerf
Dhul-Nun al-MisriSufi saint796 - 859
David AlmondBritish children's writer1951
Steve AlmondAmerican writer1966
Al-Shaykh Al-Mufidscholar948 - 1022
Majid al-MuhandisIraqi-Saudi Arabian singer1971
Muhammad Al-Munajjidlecturer1960
Al-Muradi
Al-MutanabbiArabic poet from the Abbasid …915 - 965
Fernando AlonsoSpanish racing driver1981
Salman al-Oudajournalist1956
Lisa Alpine
Imru' al-QaisArabic Poet501 - 544
Fakhri al-Qaisi
Fakhr al-Din al-RaziMuslim scientist1149 - 1209
Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-RaziPersian polymath, physician, …865 - 925
Ali al-Ridaeighth of the Twelve Imams770 - 818
Nayef Al-Rodhanphilosopher, neuroscientist, …1959
Hilton Alswriter, critic1961
Ja'far al-SadiqMuslim religious person702 - 765
Muhammad Saeed al-SahhafDiplomatic politician and he…1940
Al-Shafi‘iFounder of Sunni Shafi‘i767 - 820
Manal al-SharifSaudi Arabian activist1979
Abdul Rahman Al-SudaisImam in Mecca1962
Muhammad al-Taqininth of the Twelve Imams of …811 - 835
Tara Altebrando
Steve AltenAmerican writer1959
Peter AltenbergAustrian writer and poet1859 - 1919
Marcella Althaus-ReidArgentine theologian1952 - 2009
Lisa AltherNovelist1944
Louis AlthusserFrench political philosopher1918 - 1990
Thomas J. J. AltizerAmerican radical theologian1927 - 2018
James AltucherAmerican hedge fund manager, …1968
Richard Arden, 1st Baron AlvanleyBritish judge and politician1744 - 1804
Mando Alvaradoactor
Al AlvarezEnglish poet, novelist, essay…1929 - 2019
Bryan AlvarezProfessional wrestler, editor…1975
Khalid ibn al-Walidcompanion of the Islamic prop…592 - 642
Ali Al-WardiIraqi sociologist1913 - 1995
Götz AlyGerman journalist, historian …1947
Mahmoud al-ZaharCo-founder of Hamas1945
Ayman al-ZawahiriEgyptian physician, Islamic t…1951
Maryanne AmacherComposer and installation art…1938 - 2009
Jorge AmadoBrazilian writer1912 - 2001
John AmaechiProfessional basketball player1970
Shiro AmanoJapanese manga artist1976
Shlomo AmarSephardi Chief Rabbi of Jerus…1948
Nuria Amat
Daniele AmatiItalian physicist1931
Dhirubhai AmbaniIndian business tycoon1932 - 2002
Mukesh AmbaniIndian business magnate1957
Bhimrao Ramji AmbedkarFather of republic India, cha…1891 - 1956
AmberDutch born German singer, son…1970
Ashley Ambirge
Eric Amblerauthor1909 - 1998
Scott W. AmblerCanadian software engineer/co…1966
Ambrosebishop of Milan; one of the f…339 - 397
Stephen E. AmbroseAmerican historian1936 - 2002
Alessandra AmbrosioBrazilian model1981
Gene AmdahlAmerican physicist1922 - 2015
Jean AméryAustrian essayist1912 - 1978
Fisher AmesAmerican politician1758 - 1808
Frances AmesSouth African physician1920 - 2002
Herman Vandenburg AmesAmerican author and academic1865 - 1935
Jonathan AmesAmerican novelist, memoirist1964
Mark AmesAmerican writer and journalist1965
Yehuda AmichaiIsraeli poet1924 - 2000
Henri-Frédéric AmielSwiss philosopher and poet1821 - 1881
Hafizullah Aminpolitician, former Afghan hea…1929 - 1979
Idi Aminthird president of Uganda1925 - 2003
Samir AminEgyptian economist1931 - 2018
Ebrahim AminiIranian ayatollah1925
Suad Amiryauthor and architect1951
Kingsley AmisEnglish novelist, poet, criti…1922 - 1995
Martin AmisWelsh novelist1949
A.R. AmmonsAmerican poet1926 - 2001
Cleveland AmoryAmerican writer1917 - 1998
James F. Amos35th Commandant of the Marine…1946
Tori AmosAmerican singer1963
Wally AmosAmerican author1936
André-Marie AmpèreFrench physicist and mathemat…1775 - 1836
Suhayl ibn Amrsoldier
Mata AmritanandamayiHindu spiritual leader and gu…1953
Simon AmstellEnglish comedian, television …1979
Baba AmteIndian freedom fighter, socia…1914 - 2008
Roald AmundsenNorwegian polar researcher, w…1872 - 1928
AnacharsisScythian philosopher
AnacreonGreek lyric poet, notable for…-570 - -485 BC
Mulk Raj AnandIndian writer1905 - 2004
Viswanathan AnandIndian chess player1969
AnastaciaAmerican singer-songwriter1968
Anaxagorasancient Greek philosopher-500 - -428 BC
Anaximanderpre-Socratic Greek philosopher-610 - -547 BC
Rudolfo AnayaNovelist, poet1937
Hans Christian AndersenDanish author, fairy tale wri…1805 - 1875
Larry AndersenAmerican baseball player1953
Susan AndersenAmerican writer1950
Benedict AndersonAmerican political scientist1936 - 2015
Beth AndersonAmerican neo-romantic composer1950
Carl David AndersonAmerican scientist1905 - 1991
Chris AndersonAmerican author and entrepren…1961
Elizabeth S. Andersonprofessor of philosophy and w…1959
Gillian AndersonAmerican-British film, televi…1968
Greg Anderson
Ian AndersonScottish musician, leader of …1947
Jodi Lynn AndersonAmerican children's writer
John B. AndersonAmerican politician1922 - 2017
Jon AndersonEnglish singer1944
Jordan AndersonFreed slave1825 - 1907
Kevin J. AndersonAmerican science fiction auth…1962
Laurie AndersonAmerican musician1947
Laurie Halse AndersonAmerican children's writer1961
Loni Andersonactress1945
Margaret Caroline AndersonAmerican magazine editor1886 - 1973
M.T. Anderson
Pamela AndersonCanadian-American model, prod…1967
Paul Lewis AndersonAmerican photographer and wri…1880 - 1956
Perry AndersonBritish historian1938
Philip Warren AndersonAmerican physicist1923
Poul AndersonAmerican science fiction and …1926 - 2001
Robert AndersonAmerican playwright, screenwr…1917 - 2009
Sherwood Andersonwriter1876 - 1941
Theodore Wilbur AndersonAmerican statistician1918 - 2016
Wes AndersonAmerican filmmaker1969
Benny AnderssonSwedish musician1946
Natsumi AndoManga artist1970
Carlos Drummond de AndradeBrazilian poet1902 - 1987
Edward AndradeEnglish physicist1887 - 1971
Bella Andre
Carl AndreAmerican artist1935
Giles AndreaeBritish artist, poet1966
Brian AndreasAmerican artist1956
Marc AndreessenAmerican entrepreneur, invest…1971
Constantine Andreoupainter and Sculptor1917 - 2007
Sophia de Mello Breyner AndresenPortuguese poet and writer1919 - 2004
Björn Andrésenactor, musician1955
Stanislav AndreskiPolish-British sociologist1919 - 2007
Mario AndrettiItalian-American racing driver1940
Brother Andrew
Keith Andrew
Lancelot AndrewesEnglish divine1555 - 1626
Andy Andrewsauthor and corporate speaker1959
Ilona AndrewsAmerican husband-and-wife nov…
Julie AndrewsBritish actress, singer, auth…1935
Kenneth R. AndrewsBusiness scholar1916 - 2005
Mary Kay AndrewsAmerican writer(original name…1954
Roy Chapman AndrewsAmerican explorer, adventurer…1884 - 1960
Ivo Andričnovelist, short story writer1892 - 1975
François AndrieuxFrench man of letters and pla…1759 - 1833
Yurii AndrukhovychUkrainian writer, poet, essay…1960
AneirinBrythonic (Welsh) poet; autho…525 - 600
Henri Frederic Angel
Barbara De AngelisAmerican psychologist1951
Norman AngellBritish politician1872 - 1967
Maya AngelouAmerican author and poet1928 - 2014
Natalie AngierAmerican writer1958
Sharron AngleFormer member of the Nevada A…1949
James Jesus Angletonchief of the CIA's counterint…1917 - 1987
Joan Walsh AnglundAmerican poet and children's …1926
Mordechai AnielewiczLeader of the Jewish Combat O…1919 - 1943
AnirvanIndian Hindu philosopher1896 - 1978
Jennifer Anistontelevision and film actress f…1969
Jo AnkierBritish athlete and televisio…1982
Ma AnliangQing dynasty army general1855 - 1918
Kofi Annan7th Secretary-General of the …1938 - 2018
Hideaki AnnoJapanese animator and film di…1960
Núria AñóCatalan writer novelist1973
Jean AnouilhFrench playwright1910 - 1987
Aziz AnsariAmerican actor and stand-up c…1983
Khwaja Abdullah AnsariPersian writer1006 - 1089
Tamim AnsaryAfghan-American author/public…1948
G. E. M. AnscombeBritish analytic philosopher1919 - 2001
Ruth Nanda AnshenAmerican philosopher, author …1900 - 2003
Andrus AnsipEstonian chemist and politici…1956
Harry J. Anslinger1st Commissioner of the Feder…1892 - 1975
Igor AnsoffAmerican mathematician1918 - 2001
F. AnsteyEnglish novelist and journali…1856 - 1934
George AntheilAmerican avant-garde composer…1900 - 1959
Piers AnthonyEnglish-American writer in th…1934
Robert Anthonyprofessional wrestler1982
Susan B. AnthonyAmerican women's rights activ…1820 - 1906
Mary AntinAmerican memoirist1881 - 1949
Ignatius of AntiochPatriarch of Antioch and mart…35 - 108
AntisthenesGreek philosopher-444 - -365 BC
Maria Rosa Antognazzaprofessor, author1964
Marie Antoinettelast Queen of France prior to…1755 - 1793
Ion Antonescuprime minister and conducător…1882 - 1946
Michelangelo AntonioniItalian film director and scr…1912 - 2007
Laura AntoniouAmerican novelist1963
Raymond Antrobus1986
António Lobo AntunesPortuguese writer1942
Chairil AnwarIndonesian poet1922 - 1949
Gloria E. AnzaldúaChicana cultural theory, femi…1942 - 2004
Eiji AonumaJapanese video game designer1963
Guillaume ApollinaireFrench poet1880 - 1918
Sidonius ApollinarisGaulish poet, aristocrat and …430 - 489
Thomas the ApostleApostle of Jesus Christ
Jacob M. AppelAmerican author, bioethicist,…1973
Karel AppelDutch painter, sculptor, and …1921 - 2006
Charles James ApperleyWelsh sportsman and writer1778 - 1843
Fiona Applesinger-songwriter, musician1977
Anne Applebaumjournalist1964
Christina ApplegateAmerican actress1971
Jon AppletonAmerican composer1939
Thomas Gold AppletonAmerican artist1812 - 1884
ApuleiusBerber prose writer in Latin125 - 170
Thomas AquinasItalian Dominican scholastic …1225 - 1274
Abdullah of Saudi Arabiaformer King of Saudi Arabia1924 - 2015
Faisal of Saudi ArabiaKing of Saudi Arabia1906 - 1975
William Arabin1773 - 1841
Rasheed AraeenEnglish artist1935
Yasser Arafatformer Palestinian President,…1929 - 2004
François AragoFrench mathematician, physici…1786 - 1853
Catherine of Aragonfirst wife of Henry VIII of E…1485 - 1536
Louis AragonFrench poet, novelist and edi…1897 - 1982
Francisco Aragónpoet1968
Hiromu Arakawaaward winning Japanese manga …1973
Sadao ArakiJapanese general1877 - 1966
Marie AranaAmerican journalist1949
János AranyHungarian writer1817 - 1882
Roscoe ArbuckleAmerican silent film actor, c…1887 - 1933
Diane ArbusAmerican photographer and aut…1923 - 1971
John Arbuthnot
Joan of ArcFrench folk heroine and Roman…1412 - 1431
Joseph ArchBritish politician1826 - 1919
Jeffrey ArcherEnglish author and former pol…1940
ArchilochusAncient Greek lyric poet-680 - -645 BC
ArchimedesGreek mathematician, physicis…-287 - -212 BC
Archpoet12th century poet1130 - 1165
Archytasancient Greek philosopher-428 - -347 BC
Don ArdenEnglish producer1926 - 2007
Paul Ardenwriter1940 - 2008
Jacinda ArdernPrime Minister of New Zealand1980
Robert ArdreyScreenwriter and author of se…1908 - 1980
Elvira ArellanoMexican illegal immigrant and…1975
Reinaldo ArenasCuban poet/novelist/playwright1943 - 1990
Hannah ArendtJewish-American political the…1906 - 2004
Pietro AretinoItalian author, playwright, p…1492 - 1556
Asia ArgentoItalian actress, film directo…1975
Sherry ArgovAmerican writer1977
José ArgüellesAmerican author and artist1939 - 2011
Chris ArgyrisAmerican business theorist/Pr…1923 - 2013
Austin Ariesprofessional wrestler1978
Abdul Rahman ArifPresident and Prime Minister …1916 - 2007
Frank Martinus Arionwriter and poet1936 - 2015
Ludovico AriostoItalian poet1474 - 1533
AristophanésAthenian playwright of Old Co…-448 - -386 BC
AristotleClassical Greek philosopher, …-384 - -321 BC
Ariuspriest in Alexandria; founder…
Guru ArjanThe fifth Guru of Sikhism1563 - 1606
Richard Arkwrighttextile entrepreneur; develop…1732 - 1792
John ArlottEnglish sports commentator an…1914 - 1991
Ayi Kwei ArmahGhanaian writer1939
Joan ArmatradingBritish singer-songwriter1950
Dick ArmeyAmerican politician1940
Simon ArmitagePoet, playwright, novelist1963
Richard ArmourAmerican writer1906 - 1989
Billie Joe ArmstrongAmerican singer and guitarist1972
Edwin Howard ArmstrongAmerican electrical engineer …1890 - 1954
Jennifer ArmstrongAmerican children's writer1961
John ArmstrongBritish poet1709 - 1779
Karen Armstrongauthor and comparative religi…1944
Kelley ArmstrongCanadian writer1968
Lance Armstrongprofessional cyclist from the…1971
Louis ArmstrongAmerican jazz trumpeter, comp…1901 - 1971
Neil ArmstrongAmerican astronaut; first per…1930 - 2012
T. Alan Armstrong
Antoine-Vincent ArnaultFrench dramatist1766 - 1834
Will ArnettCanadian actor1970
Gus ArnheimAmerican musician1897 - 1955
Bettina von ArnimGerman writer1785 - 1859
Elizabeth von ArnimAustralian writer1866 - 1941
ArnobiusChristian apologist255 - 327
Benedict ArnoldContinental and later British…1741 - 1801
Dana ArnoldMiddlessex uni prof1961
Edwin ArnoldBritish poet and journalist1832 - 1904
George ArnoldAmerican author and poet1834 - 1865
Kenneth ArnoldAmerican aviator and business…1915 - 1984
Matthew ArnoldEnglish poet and cultural cri…1822 - 1888
Thomas ArnoldEnglish headmaster of Rugby S…1795 - 1842
Vladimir I. ArnoldRussian mathematician1937 - 2010
Jonathan ArnottBritish politician1981
Raymond AronFrench philosopher, sociologi…1905 - 1983
Hans ArpAlsatian, sculptor, painter, …1886 - 1966
ArrianRoman historian, public serva…89 - 175
Kenneth ArrowAmerican economist1921 - 2017
Stephen ArroyoAmerican astrologer, astrolog…1946
Pedro ArrupeTwenty-eighth Superior Genera…1907 - 1991
Alp Arslan
Antonin ArtaudFrench-Occitanian poet, playw…1896 - 1948
Bea Arthuractress, singer, comedian1922 - 2009
Chester A. ArthurAmerican politician, 21st Pre…1829 - 1886
Kay ArthurInternational Bible teacher/f…1933
Keri ArthurAustralian writer
Timothy Shay ArthurNovelist, short story writer,…1809 - 1885
W. Brian ArthurAmerican economist1946
Yann Arthus-BertrandFrench photographer1946
Paul Ryan (video artist)American video artist1943 - 2013
Lev ArtsimovichSoviet physicist1909 - 1973
Debito ArudouAuthor/activist with Japanese…1965
Rukmini Devi ArundaleIndian Bharatnatyam dancer1904 - 1986
AryabhataIndian mathematician-astronom…476 - 550
Muhammad AsadAustro-Hungarian writer and a…1900 - 1992
Talal AsadAanthropologist at the CUNY G…1933
Zabel Sibil AsadourArmenian writer1863 - 1934
Sholem AschPolish-American novelist, dra…1880 - 1957
Solomon AschAmerican psychologist1907 - 1996
Roger AschamEnglish scholar and didactic …1515 - 1568
Arik AschermanAmerican rabbi1959
Roy AscottBritish academic1934
Mary Kay AshEntrepreneur1918 - 2001
Timothy Garton AshBritish historian and author1955
John Ashberypoet from the United States1927 - 2017
W. Ross AshbyBritish psychiatrist1903 - 1972
Jay Ashcroft1973
John AshcroftAmerican politician1942
Richard AshcroftEnglish singer-songwriter1971
Paddy AshdownBritish politician and diplom…1941 - 2018
Arthur AsheAmerican tennis player1943 - 1993
Daisy AshfordEnglish writer1881 - 1972
Scott AshjianAmerican businessman1963
Baruch AshlagPolish rabbi1907 - 1991
Yehuda AshlagOrthodox Jewish Rabbi and Kab…1886 - 1954
Anastasia AshleyAmerican surfer and model1987
Jennifer AshleyAmerican author1974
Maurice AshleyChess Grandmaster1966
Robert AshleyAmerican composer1930 - 2014
AshokaIndian emperor of the Maurya …-304 - -232 BC
Abdul-Azeez ibn Abdullaah Aal ash-ShaikhGrand Mufti of Saudi Arabia1943
Dore Ashtonart critic1928 - 2017
Marvin J. AshtonApostle of the LDS Church1915 - 1994
Henry Fountain AshurstUnited States Senator from Ar…1874 - 1962
Isaac AsimovAmerican writer and professor…1920 - 1992
Elias AslaksenNorwegian clergyman1888 - 1976
Nadeem AslamBritish writer1966
Reza AslanIranian-American author, comm…1972
Tarō Asō92nd Prime Minister of Japan1940
Alain AspectFrench physicist1947
Robert Lynn AsprinAmerican science fiction and …1946 - 2008
H. H. AsquithFormer Prime Minister of the …1852 - 1928
Margot AsquithAnglo-Scottish socialite, aut…1864 - 1945
Alberto AssaColombian eductor and transla…1909 - 1996
As-SaffahFirst Abbasid caliph722 - 754
Julian AssangeAustralian editor, activist, …1971
François AsselineauFrench politician1957
Machado de AssisBrazilian writer1839 - 1908
Francis of AssisiCatholic saint and founder of…1182 - 1226
Jan AssmannGerman egyptologist1938
Fred AstaireAmerican dancer, singer, acto…1899 - 1987
Mary AstellEnglish feminist writer1666 - 1731
Rick AstleyBritish singer and songwriter1966
Thea AstleyAustralian novelist1925 - 2004
Elizabeth AstonEnglish writer1948 - 2016
Brooke AstorSocialite, writer, Philanthro…1902 - 2007
John Jacob AstorGerman-American businessman1763 - 1848
Miguel ángel Asturiascolombia1899 - 1974
Almazbek AtambayevPresident of Kyrgyzstan1956
Tex AtchisonAmerican musician1912 - 1982
Pandurang Shastri AthavaleIndian philosopher, spiritual…1920 - 2003
Athenaeusancient greek writer170 - 223
Edwin AtherstoneBritish writer1788 - 1872
Nancy AthertonAmerican writer1955
Michael AtiyahBritish mathematician1929 - 2019
Peter AtkinsBritish chemist1940
Kate Atkinson
Rowan AtkinsonEnglish actor, comedian, and …1955
Scott AtranAnthropologist1952
Atrios
Mohamed AttaEgyptian hijacker and one of …1968 - 2001
Jacques AttaliFrench economist1943
A. A. Attanasiowriter1951
Dave Attellcomedian1965
David AttenboroughBritish broadcaster and natur…1926
AttilaKing of the Hunnic Empire406 - 453
Clement AttleeFormer Prime Minister of the …1883 - 1967
Abd al-Bari AtwanPalestinian journalist1950
Lee AtwaterAmerican political consultant…1951 - 1991
Amelia Atwater-RhodesNovelist1984
Margaret AtwoodCanadian writer1939
Harriet AuberBritish poet, hymnwriter1773 - 1862
René Auberjonois
John AubreyEnglish writer and antiquarian1626 - 1697
Edward St. AubynBritish writer1960
Louis AuchinclossLawyer, novelist, historian, …1917 - 2010
Kevyn AucoinAmerican make-up artist and p…1962 - 2002
W. H. AudenAnglo-American poet1907 - 1973
John James AudubonAmerican ornithologist, natur…1785 - 1851
Jean M. AuelNovelist1936
Erich AuerbachGerman Philologist1892 - 1957
Red AuerbachHall of Fame basketball coach1917 - 2006
Émile AugierFrench writer1820 - 1889
Aurelius Augustinusearly Christian theologian an…354 - 430
Augustusfounder of Julio-Claudian dyn…-63 - 14 BC
Gae AulentiItalian architect, lighting a…1927 - 2012
Robert AumannIsraeli-American mathematician1930
Aron Brand AurabanIsraeli physician1910 - 1977
AurangzebSixth Mughal Emperor1618 - 1707
Marcus AureliusEmperor of Ancient Rome121 - 180
Sri AurobindoIndian nationalist, freedom f…1872 - 1950
Ausoniuspoet310 - 395
Jane AustenEnglish novelist1775 - 1817
Paul Austernovelist, poet, essayist, scr…1947
Austin
Alfred AustinBritish writer and poet1835 - 1913
Benjamin Fish AustinNineteenth-century Canadian e…1850 - 1933
J. L. AustinEnglish philosopher1911 - 1960
Mark Curtis (British author)British journalist and histor…
John AvanziniAmerican televangelist, bible…1936
Erick AvariIndian actor1952
John Lubbock, 1st Baron AveburyBritish banker, Liberal polit…1834 - 1913
Richard AvedonAmerican photographer1923 - 2004
AverroesMedieval Arab scholar and phi…1126 - 1198
Avicennamedieval Persian polymath, ph…980 - 1037
Lixion AvilaAmerican meteorologist1950
John AvlonAmerican journalist1973
Uri AvneryIsraeli writer1923 - 2018
Henriette AvramAmerican computer programmer …1919 - 2006
Ameer Muhammad Akram AwanPakistani Sufi leader1934 - 2017
Cam F. AwesomeAmerican boxer1988
Hassan AweysSomalian politician1935
Awkwafinaactress and rapper from New Y…1988
Ibukun AwosikaNigerian business magnate1962
Alan AxelrodAmerican historian1952
Robert AxelrodAmerican political scientist1943
Hoyt AxtonAmerican country singer1938 - 1999
Ami AyalonIsraeli politician1945
Alan AyckbournEnglish playwright1939
Alfred Jules AyerEnglish philosopher1910 - 1989
Dan AykroydCanadian film actor1952
Steve AylettEnglish satirical author1967
Ed AyresAmerican magazine editor1941
Pam AyresEnglish poet, songwriter and …1947
William Edmondstoune AytounBritish writer and lawyer1813 - 1865
Shiva Ayyaduraiinventor1963
Iggy AzaleaAustralian rapper1990
Malcolm AzaniaCanadian politician1969
Michael AzerradAmerican musician and writer1961
Nnamdi AzikiweFirst President of Nigeria1904 - 1996
Khursheed Kamal Azizhistorian1927 - 2009
Rafidah AzizMalaysian politician1943
Talal bin Abdul AzizMember of House of Saud1931 - 2018
Tariq AzizIraqi Foreign Minister under …1936 - 2015
José María AznarSpanish President from 1996 t…1953
Kiyohiko AzumaJapanese manga artist1968
Joxe AzurmendiBasque writer1941
Abdullah AzzamPalestinian Sunni Islamic sch…1941 - 1989
John G. Azzopardi1929 - 2013
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