Authors

Aug. 25, 2019

Birth

Baal Shem Tov photo
Baal Shem Tov1
Jewish mystical rabbi, the founder of Hasidic Judaism 1698 - 1760
Johann Gottfried Herder photo
Johann Gottfried Herder16
German philosopher, theologian, poet, and literary critic 1744 - 1803
Louis Antoine de Saint-Just photo
Louis Antoine de Saint-Just25
military and political leader 1767 - 1794
Bret Harte photo
Bret Harte15
American author and poet 1836 - 1902
Jacob Maris photo
Jacob Maris5
Dutch painter 1837 - 1899
Edgar Wilson Nye photo
Edgar Wilson Nye2
American journalist, who later became widely known as a h... 1850 - 1896
George Parsons Lathrop photo
George Parsons Lathrop1
United States novelist and poet 1851 - 1898
Virchand Gandhi photo
Virchand Gandhi6
Jain scholar who represented Jainism at the first World P... 1864 - 1901
William Feather photo
William Feather31
Publisher, Author 1889 - 1981
Valentine Davies photo
Valentine Davies
Film director, screenwriter 1905 - 1961
Paul A. Baran photo
Paul A. Baran24
American Marxist economist 1909 - 1964
Dorothea Tanning photo
Dorothea Tanning1
American artist 1910 - 2012
Võ Nguyên Giáp photo
Võ Nguyên Giáp1
North Vietnamese commander 1911 - 2013
Walt Kelly photo
Walt Kelly23
American cartoonist 1913 - 1973
Leonard Bernstein photo
Leonard Bernstein17
American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and... 1918 - 1990
George Wallace photo
George Wallace17
45th Governor of Alabama 1919 - 1998
Allen B. Rosenstein photo
Allen B. Rosenstein5
American systems engineers 1920 - 2018
Monty Hall photo
Monty Hall
Game show host 1921 - 2017
Álvaro Mutis photo
Álvaro Mutis
Colombian novelist 1923 - 2013
Ayya Khema photo
Ayya Khema
German Buddhist nun 1923 - 1997
Dorothy Dunnett photo
Dorothy Dunnett8
British writer 1923 - 2001
Thea Astley photo
Thea Astley1
Australian novelist 1925 - 2004
Darrell Johnson photo
Darrell Johnson
American baseball player and coach 1928 - 2004
Herbert Kroemer photo
Herbert Kroemer5
Nobel laureate in physics 1928
Sean Connery photo
Sean Connery4
Scottish actor and producer 1930
Regis Philbin photo
Regis Philbin1
American television personality 1931
Patrick F. McManus photo
Patrick F. McManus1
American journalist 1933
Diana Norman photo
Diana Norman3
British author and journalist 1933 - 2011
Daniel J. Elazar photo
Daniel J. Elazar
American political scientist 1934 - 1999
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani photo
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani14
Iranian politician, Shi'a cleric and Writer 1934
Zenon Pylyshyn photo
Zenon Pylyshyn7
Canadian philosopher 1937
Virginia Euwer Wolff photo
Virginia Euwer Wolff5
American children's writer 1937
Frederick Forsyth photo
Frederick Forsyth3
English novelist 1938
Diana Souhami photo
Diana Souhami
British writer 1940
Nathan Deal photo
Nathan Deal2
American politician 1942
Frances Itani photo
Frances Itani
Canadian fiction writer, poet and essayist 1942
Howard Jacobson photo
Howard Jacobson7
British author and journalist 1942
Niles Eldredge photo
Niles Eldredge2
American biologist 1943
Michael Denton photo
Michael Denton6
British-Australian author and biochemist 1943
Norman Geras photo
Norman Geras
British political theorist 1943 - 2013
Rick Gekoski photo
Rick Gekoski
British bookseller 1944
Sherley Anne Williams photo
Sherley Anne Williams
American poet 1944 - 1999
Conrad Black photo
Conrad Black18
Canadian-born newspaper publisher 1944
Robert V. Levine photo
Robert V. Levine
American psychologist 1945
Charles Ghigna photo
Charles Ghigna
American poet, children's writer 1946
Martin Amis photo
Martin Amis137
Welsh novelist 1949
Jeffrey A. Carver photo
Jeffrey A. Carver
American writer 1949
Gene Simmons photo
Gene Simmons23
Israeli-born American rock bass guitarist, singer-songwri... 1949
Robert J. Marks II photo
Robert J. Marks II13
American electrical engineering researcher and intelligen... 1950
Elvis Costello photo
Elvis Costello45
English singer-songwriter 1954
Simon R. Green photo
Simon R. Green13
British writer 1955
Day Leclaire photo
Day Leclaire
American writer 1956
Han Nolan photo
Han Nolan1
American children's writer 1956
Tim Burton photo
Tim Burton43
American filmmaker 1958
Ian Falconer photo
Ian Falconer2
American illustrator and writer, costume and set designer 1959
Maxim Biller photo
Maxim Biller
German fiction writer 1960
Mike Cohn photo
Mike Cohn
American software developer 1962
Taslima Nasrin photo
Taslima Nasrin10
Poet, columnist, novelist 1962
Mohamed Azmin Ali photo
Mohamed Azmin Ali3
Malaysian politician 1964
Noam Elkies photo
Noam Elkies3
American mathematician 1966
Jeff Tweedy photo
Jeff Tweedy1
musician 1967
Rachael Ray photo
Rachael Ray7
American businessman 1968
Steve Hilton photo
Steve Hilton2
British political consultant 1969
Claudia Schiffer photo
Claudia Schiffer1
German model 1970
Lisa Papademetriou photo
Lisa Papademetriou1
American writer 1971
Antony Johnston photo
Antony Johnston1
writer, mainly of comics, known for his post-apocalyptic ... 1972
Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi photo
Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi
Indian photographer and author 1977

Death

Pliny the Elder photo
Pliny the Elder31
Roman military commander and writer 23 - 79
Ibrahim of Ghazna photo
Ibrahim of Ghazna4
sultan of the Ghaznavid Empire 1032 - 1099
Genghis Khan photo
Genghis Khan5
founder and first emperor of the Mongol Empire 1162 - 1227
Louis IX of France photo
Louis IX of France3
King of France 1214 - 1270
Thomas Dekker photo
Thomas Dekker19
English dramatist and pamphleteer 1572 - 1632
David Hume photo
David Hume134
Scottish philosopher, economist, and historian 1711 - 1776
James Watt photo
James Watt8
British engineer 1736 - 1819
William Herschel photo
William Herschel34
German-born British astronomer, technical expert, and com... 1738 - 1822
William Elford Leach photo
William Elford Leach1
English zoologist and marine biologist 1790 - 1836
Michael Faraday photo
Michael Faraday28
English scientist 1791 - 1867
Celia Thaxter photo
Celia Thaxter8
American writer 1835 - 1894
Henri Fantin-Latour photo
Henri Fantin-Latour4
painter from France 1836 - 1904
John Lancaster Spalding photo
John Lancaster Spalding202
Catholic bishop 1840 - 1916
Friedrich Nietzsche photo
Friedrich Nietzsche627
German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and ... 1844 - 1900
Mary Elizabeth Coleridge photo
Mary Elizabeth Coleridge3
British writer 1861 - 1907
Leo Perutz photo
Leo Perutz
Austrian mathematician and writer 1882 - 1957
Charles Baudouin photo
Charles Baudouin4
French-Swiss psychoanalyst 1893 - 1963
Alfred Kinsey photo
Alfred Kinsey11
American scientist (1894–1956) 1894 - 1956
Eyvind Johnson photo
Eyvind Johnson1
Swedish writer 1900 - 1976
Cyril Hare photo
Cyril Hare
British writer and judge 1900 - 1958
Carl Barks photo
Carl Barks1
American cartoonist, author, and painter 1901 - 2000
Morley Callaghan photo
Morley Callaghan
Canadian writer 1903 - 1990
Lewis F. Powell, Jr. photo
Lewis F. Powell, Jr.5
American judge 1907 - 1998
George Lincoln Rockwell photo
George Lincoln Rockwell21
American politician, founder of the American Nazi Party 1918 - 1967
G. Spencer-Brown photo
G. Spencer-Brown3
British mathematician 1923 - 2016
Truman Capote photo
Truman Capote26
American author 1924 - 1984
Neil Armstrong photo
Neil Armstrong31
American astronaut; first person to walk on the moon 1930 - 2012
Ted Kennedy photo
Ted Kennedy18
United States Senator 1932 - 2009
John Brunner photo
John Brunner123
British author 1934 - 1995
Warren Hinckle photo
Warren Hinckle
American journalist 1938 - 2016
Robert Todd Carroll photo
Robert Todd Carroll4
American philosopher 1945 - 2016
Georg Feuerstein photo
Georg Feuerstein
German indologist 1947 - 2012
Rich Piana photo
Rich Piana9
American bodybuilder and internet personality 1971 - 2017
Joshua Casteel photo
Joshua Casteel6
US Army soldier, lecturer, and writer 1979 - 2012
 Aaliyah photo
Aaliyah27
American singer, actress and model 1979 - 2001