PROFESSION - Writer

Nurse

Florence NightingaleFlorence Nightingale, OM, RRC was a celebrated English social reformer and …more

Stand-up comedian

Jerry SeinfeldJerome Allen "Jerry" Seinfeld is an American comedian, actor, writer, and t…more

Comedian

Michael PalinMichael Edward Palin, CBE, FRGS is an English comedian, actor, writer and t…more

Writer

Lewis CarrollCharles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll, was …more

Poet

Robert BrowningRobert Browning was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of dramati…more

Writer

Susan SontagSusan Sontag was an American writer and filmmaker, teacher and political ac…more

Journalist

Damon RunyonAlfred Damon Runyon was an American newspaperman and author. He was best kn…more

Writer

Shirley JacksonShirley Hardie Jackson was an American author. She was a popular writer in …more

Poet

Allen GinsbergIrwin Allen Ginsberg was an American poet and one of the leading figures of…more

Writer

Arthur Conan DoyleSir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KGStJ, DL was a British writer and physicia…more

Writer

Michael KingMichael King, OBE was a New Zealand popular historian, author and biographe…more

Playwright

Edward AlbeeEdward Franklin Albee III is an American playwright who is known for works …more

Actor

George RomeroGeorge Andrew Romero is an American-Canadian film director, film producer, …more

Novelist

Agatha ChristieDame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, DBE was an English crime novelist, shor…more

Human rights activist

Malcolm XMalcolm X, born Malcolm Little and also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, …more

Writer

William FaulknerWilliam Cuthbert Faulkner was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate f…more

Novelist

Norman MailerNorman Kingsley Mailer was an American novelist, journalist, essayist, play…more

Actor

Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-born American actor, filmmaker, …more

Comedian

Spike MilliganSir Spike Terence Alan Milligan KBE, was a comedian, writer, musician, poet…more

Singer-songwriter

John DenverHenry John Deutschendorf, Jr., known professionally as John Denver, was an …more

Nobel Laureate

William GoldingSir William Gerald Golding CBE was an English novelist, playwright, and poe…more

Singer

Barbra StreisandBarbra Joan Streisand is an American singer and songwriter, author, actress…more

Writer

Sylvia PlathSylvia Plath was an American poet, novelist, and short-story writer. Born i…more

Actor

Hank AzariaHenry Albert "Hank" Azaria is an American film, television and stage actor,…more

Writer

A. A. MilneAlan Alexander Milne (/ˈmɪln/; 18 January 1882 - 31 January 1956) was an …more

Politician

Robert Francis KennedyRobert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy, commonly known by his initials RFK, was an …more

Writer

Isaac AsimovIsaac Asimov was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston…more

Philosopher

CiceroMarcus Tullius Cicero, was a Roman philosopher, politician, lawyer, orator,…more

Philosopher

Henry David ThoreauHenry David Thoreau was an American author, naturalist, transcendentalist, …more

Actress

Melissa Joan HartMelissa Joan Catherine Hart is an American actress, television director, an…more

Film director

Ingmar BergmanErnst Ingmar Bergman was a Swedish director, writer and producer who worked…more

Actress

Bette MidlerBette Midler, also known by her informal stage name The Divine Miss M, is a…more

Entrepreneur

Donald TrumpDonald John Trump, Sr. is an American businessman, investor, television per…more

Poet

Arna BontempsArnaud "Arna" Wendell Bontemps was an African-American poet, novelist and l…more

Writer

Joyce KilmerJoyce Kilmer was an American writer and poet mainly remembered for a short …more

Novelist

Thomas MannPaul Thomas Mann was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, …more

Novelist

R.K. NarayanR. K. Narayan, full name Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Narayanaswami, was an …more

Writer

Elie WieselEliezer "Elie" Wiesel KBE is a Romanian-born Jewish-American professor and …more

Writer

H. G. WellsHerbert George "H. G." Wells was a prolific English writer in many genres, …more

Poet

Robert BurnsRobert Burns was a Scottish poet and lyricist. He is widely regarded as the…more

Writer

Aldous HuxleyAldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer, philosopher and a prominent me…more

Economist

Joseph E. StiglitzJoseph Eugene Stiglitz, ForMemRS, FBA is an American economist and a profes…more

Writer

Samuel BeckettSamuel Barclay Beckett was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theat…more

Comedian

Larry DavidLawrence Gene "Larry" David is an American comedian, writer, actor, and tel…more

Writer

Aleksandr SolzhenitsynAleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn was a Russian novelist, historian, and cri…more

Poet

Walt WhitmanWalter "Walt" Whitman was an American poet, essayist and journalist. A huma…more

Writer

Imre KertészImre Kertész is a Hungarian author, Holocaust concentration camp survivor,…more

Writer

Victor HugoVictor Marie Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romanti…more

Pope

John XXIIIPope John XXIII, born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, reigned from 28 October 195…more

Novelist

Chinua AchebeChinua Achebe was a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic. His fir…more

Writer

Andre GideAndré Paul Guillaume Gide was a French author and winner of the Nobel Priz…more

Actress

Isla FisherIsla Lang Fisher is an Australian actress who began her acting career on Au…more

Poet

Ezra PoundEzra Weston Loomis Pound was an expatriate American poet and critic who was…more

Jack KirbyJack Kirby, born Jacob Kurtzberg, was an American comic book artist, writer…more

Writer

Kurt Vonnegut JrKurt Vonnegut, Jr. was an American writer. His works, such as Cat's Cradle,…more

Musician

Billy CorganWilliam Patrick "Billy" Corgan Jr. is an American musician, producer, lyric…more

Writer

Dr. SeussTheodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer and cartoonist. He was most wid…more

Poet

Ted HughesEdward James "Ted" Hughes, OM was an English poet and children's writer. Cr…more

Playwright

Moss HartMoss Hart was an American playwright and theatre director.more

Harriet Beecher StoweHarriet Elisabeth Beecher Stowe was an American abolitionist and author. He…more

Writer

Miguel AsturiasMiguel Angel Asturias Rosales was a Nobel Prize-winning Guatemalan poet-dip…more

Actor

Bruce WillisWalter Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955), better known as Bruce Willis, is…more

Novelist

Charles DickensCharles John Huffam Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He cre…more

Poet

Seamus HeaneySeamus Justin Heaney, MRIA was an Irish poet, playwright, translator and le…more

Writer

Sir Arthur C. ClarkeSir Arthur Charles Clarke, CBE, FRAS was a British science fiction writer, …more

Actor

Hugh LaurieJames Hugh Calum Laurie, OBE, known professionally as Hugh Laurie, is an En…more

Playwright

Maxim GorkyAlexei Maximovich Peshkov, primarily known as Maxim Gorky, was a Russian an…more

Actor

Jonah HillJonah Hill Feldstein, better known as Jonah Hill, is an American actor, fil…more

Writer

Oscar WildeOscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish writer and poet. After wr…more

Novelist

Jane AustenJane Austen was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set am…more

Poet

Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore, also written Rabīndranātha Thākura, sobriquet Gurud…more

TV Personality

Perez HiltonMario Armando Lavandeira, Jr., known professionally as Perez Hilton, is an …more

Tennis Player

Serena WilliamsSerena Jameka Williams is an American professional tennis player who is cur…more

Writer

D. H. LawrenceDavid Herbert Lawrence was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist,…more

Writer

T.H. WhiteTerence Hanbury "Tim" White was an English author best known for his sequen…more

Writer

William Peter BlattyWilliam Peter Blatty is an American writer and filmmaker. The Exorcist, wri…more

Writer

James IJames VI and I was King of Scotland as James VI from 24 July 1567 and King …more

Writer

R. L. StineRobert Lawrence Stine, known as R. L. Stine, and Jovial Bob Stine, is an Am…more

Writer

Carl BernsteinCarl Bernstein is an American investigative journalist and author. Along wi…more

Actress

Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie, DCMG, is an American actress and filmmaker. She has receive…more

Writer

Franz KafkaFranz Kafka was a German-language writer of novels and short stories, regar…more

U.S. First Lady

Eleanor RooseveltAnna Eleanor Roosevelt was an American politician, diplomat, and activist. …more

Writer

Walter LippmannWalter Lippmann was an American writer, reporter, and political commentator…more

Writer

Alex HaleyAlexander Murray Palmer "Alex" Haley was an American writer. He is best kno…more

Philosopher

Marshall McLuhanHerbert Marshall McLuhan, CC was a Canadian philosopher of communication th…more

Writer

Herman MelvilleHerman Melville was an American novelist, writer of short stories, and poet…more

Writer

Anne McCaffreyAnne Inez McCaffrey was an American-born Irish writer, best known for the D…more

Pope

John Paul IIPope John Paul II, born Karol Józef Wojtyła was pope of the Catholic Chur…more

Politician

Kim CampbellAvril Phædra Douglas "Kim" Campbell PC CC OBC QC is a Canadian politician,…more

Actor

Bryan CranstonBryan Lee Cranston is an American actor, voice actor, screenwriter, directo…more

Poet

T. S. EliotThomas Stearns Eliot OM was an essayist, publisher, playwright, literary an…more

Writer

Virginia WoolfAdeline Virginia Woolf was an English writer and one of the foremost modern…more

Writer

Gerhart HauptmannGerhart Hauptmann was a German dramatist and novelist. He is counted among …more

Writer

Joy AdamsonJoy Adamson was a naturalist, artist, and author best known for her book, B…more

Baseball player

Yogi BerraLawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra is an American former Major League Baseball cat…more

Playwright

Tom StoppardSir Tom Stoppard OM CBE FRSL is a Czech-born British playwright, knighted i…more

Nurse

Cicely SaundersDame Cicely Mary Saunders, OM, DBE, FRCS, FRCP, FRCN was an English Anglica…more

Actor

Carl ReinerCarl Reiner is an American stand-up comedian, actor, director, producer, wr…more

Priest

Thomas AquinasThomas Aquinas, OP, also Thomas of Aquin or Aquino, was an Italian Dominica…more

Singer

Jewel KilcherJewel Kilcher, professionally known as Jewel, is an American singer-songwri…more

Actor

LL Cool JJames Todd Smith, better known as LL Cool J, is an American rapper, entrepr…more

Writer

Harper LeeNelle Harper Lee is an American novelist known for her 1960 Pulitzer Prize-…more

Biologist

Rachel CarsonRachel Louise Carson was an American marine biologist and conservationist w…more

Film director

Quentin TarantinoQuentin Jerome Tarantino is an American film director, screenwriter, cinema…more

Writer

Anne RiceAnne Rice is an American author of gothic fiction, Christian literature, an…more

Pilot

Amelia EarhartAmelia Mary Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart wa…more

Poet

Nelly SachsNelly Sachs was a Jewish German poet and playwright whose experiences resul…more

U.S. President

Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father, the principal author of t…more

U.S. President

Barack ObamaBarack Hussein Obama II (/bəˈrɑːk huːˈseɪn oʊˈbɑːmə/; born Augu…more

Physicist

Stephen HawkingStephen William Hawking CH CBE FRS FRSA is an English theoretical physicist…more

Philosopher

Hannah ArendtJohanna "Hannah" Arendt was a German-born political theorist. Though often …more

Playwright

EuripidesEuripides was one of the three great tragedians of classical Athens, the ot…more

Novelist

José SaramagoJosé de Sousa Saramago, GColSE was a Portuguese writer and recipient of th…more

Actor

Woody AllenHeywood "Woody" Allen is an American actor, filmmaker, comedian, musician, …more

Writer

Selma LagerlöfSelma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf was a Swedish author. She was the first fema…more

Writer

Dorothy ParkerDorothy Parker was an American poet, short story writer, critic and satiris…more

Writer

Cotton MatherCotton Mather, FRS was a socially and politically influential New England P…more

Painter

Salvador DaliSalvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1st Marqués de Dalí de…more

Writer

Noam ChomskyAvram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientis…more

Novelist

Mario PuzoMario Gianluigi Puzo was an Italian American author and screenwriter, known…more

Writer

Beatrix PotterHelen Beatrix Potter was an English author, illustrator, natural scientist …more

Cartoonist

Charles M. SchulzCharles Monroe Schulz, nicknamed Sparky, was an American cartoonist, best k…more

Writer

Simone de BeauvoirSimone Lucie Ernestine Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir, commonly known as Simone…more

Tila TequilaThien Thanh Thi Nguyen (born October 24, 1981), better known by her stage n…more

Film director

John FordJohn Ford was a film film director, film producer, actor and screenwriter.more

Supermodel

Naomi CampbellNaomi Elaine Campbell is an English model. Scouted at the age of 15, she es…more

Golfer

Tiger WoodsEldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods is an American professional golfer who is among …more

Writer

James I and VIJames VI and I was King of Scotland as James VI from 24 July 1567 and King …more

Nurse

Margaret SangerMargaret Higgins Sanger was an American birth control activist, sex educato…more

Writer

E. B. WhiteElwyn Brooks "E. B." White was an American writer. He was a contributor to …more

Novelist

Joseph ConradJoseph Conrad was a Polish author who wrote in English after settling in En…more

Lyricist

Tim RiceSir Timothy Miles Bindon "Tim" Rice is a British lyricist and author. An Ac…more

Writer

Jacques-Bénigne BossuetJacques-Bénigne Bossuet was a French bishop and theologian, renowned for h…more

Writer

Douglas AdamsDouglas Noel Adams was an English writer, humorist, and dramatist. Adams is…more

Novelist

J. D. SalingerJerome David "J. D." Salinger was an American writer who won acclaim early …more

Journalist

Peter JenningsPeter Charles Archibald Ewart Jennings, CM was a Canadian American journali…more

Writer

Jonathan SwiftJonathan Swift was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer…more

Poet

John MiltonJohn Milton was an English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and a civil se…more

Writer

James BaldwinJames Arthur Baldwin was an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, …more

Writer

Pierre BertonPierre Francis de Marigny Berton, CC OOnt (July 12, 1920 – November 30, …more

Mathematician

Ada LovelaceAugusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, born Augusta Ada Byron and now comm…more

Writer

Charles PerraultCharles Perrault was a French author and member of the Académie française…more

Novelist

V. S. NaipaulVidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, is a Trinidad-born Nobel Prize-winning Briti…more

Writer

Hans Christian AndersenHans Christian Andersen was a Danish author. Although a prolific writer of …more

Writer

Ken FollettKen Follett is a film producer and writer.more

Novelist

Daniel DefoeDaniel Defoe, born Daniel Foe, was an English trader, writer, journalist, p…more

Physicist

Albert EinsteinAlbert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist and philosopher of …more

Cartoonist

Robert CrumbRobert Dennis Crumb, known as Robert Crumb and R. Crumb, is an American car…more

Writer

George R.R. MartinGeorge Raymond Richard Martin, often referred to as GRRM, is an American no…more

Politician

Adolf HitlerAdolf Hitler was an Austrian-born German politician and the leader of the N…more

Writer

Ambrose BierceAmbrose Gwinnett Bierce was an American editorialist, journalist, short sto…more

Film director

Alfred HitchcockSir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE was an English film director and producer.…more

Novelist

Saul BellowSaul Bellow was a Canadian-born American writer. For his literary contribut…more

U.S. President

Harry TrumanHarry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was the 33rd President…more

Writer

Richard Francis BurtonCaptain Sir Richard Francis Burton KCMG FRGS was an English geographer, exp…more

Astronaut

Buzz AldrinBuzz Aldrin is an American engineer and former astronaut, and the second pe…more

Politician

Niccolo MachiavelliNiccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli was an Italian historian, politician, …more

Writer

Dan BrownDaniel "Dan" Brown is a renowned American author of thriller fiction who is…more

Novelist

J. K. RowlingJoanne "Jo" Rowling, OBE FRSL, pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith…more

Writer

Betty FriedanBetty Naomi Goldstein Friedan was a writer, activist and actress.more

Writer

Louisa May AlcottLouisa May Alcott was an American novelist best known as author of the nove…more

Novelist

ColetteColette was the surname of the French novelist and performer Sidonie-Gabrie…more

Activist

W.E.B. Du BoisWilliam Edward Burghardt "W. E. B." Du Bois was an American sociologist, hi…more

Poet

VirgilPublius Vergilius Maro, usually called Virgil or Vergil in English, was an …more

Poet

Paul Laurence DunbarPaul Laurence Dunbar was an African-American poet, novelist, and playwright…more

Writer

Upton Beall SinclairUpton Beall Sinclair, Jr., was an American author who wrote nearly 100 book…more

Novelist

Sidney SheldonSidney Sheldon was an American writer. His TV works spanned a 20-year perio…more

Novelist

Thomas WolfeThomas Clayton Wolfe was a major American novelist of the early 20th centur…more

Novelist

Roch CarrierRoch Carrier, OC is a Canadian novelist and author of "contes". He is among…more

Novelist

Boris PasternakBoris Leonidovich Pasternak was a Russian poet, novelist, and literary tran…more

U.S. First Lady

Betty FordElizabeth Ann Bloomer Warren Ford (April 8, 1918 – July 8, 2011), better…more

Writer

Gabriel García MárquezGabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez was a Colombian novelist, sh…more

Writer

Jacqueline SusannJacqueline Susann was an American author, whose first novel Valley of the D…more

Writer

Margaret MitchellMargaret Munnerlyn Mitchell was an American author and journalist. One nove…more

Actor

Nick CannonNicholas Scott "Nick" Cannon is an American actor, comedian, rapper, entrep…more

Writer

Mark TwainSamuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an A…more

Writer

George OrwellEric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 21 January 1950), better known by his psued…more

Poet

Hermann HesseHermann Hesse was a German born, Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. His bes…more

Poet

Phillis WheatleyPhillis Wheatley was both the second published African-American poet and fi…more

Psychoanalyst

Sigmund FreudSigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist, now known as the father of psych…more

Mathematician

Blaise PascalBlaise Pascal was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and C…more

Actress

Gwyneth PaltrowGwyneth Kate Paltrow is an American actress, singer, and food writer. Paltr…more

Film director

Michael MooreMichael Francis Moore is an American filmmaker, author, journalist and poli…more

Writer

Washington IrvingWashington Irving was an American author, essayist, biographer, historian, …more

Politician

Benito MussoliniBenito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini was an Italian politician, journalist, and…more

Writer

Phyllis SchlaflyPhyllis McAlpin Stewart Schlafly is an American constitutional lawyer, cons…more

Philosopher

Karl MarxKarl Marx was a German philosopher, economist, social scientist, sociologis…more

Writer

Edith WhartonEdith Wharton was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story w…more

Politician

Joe ClarkCharles Joseph "Joe" Clark, PC CC AOE is a Canadian statesman, businessman,…more

Writer

Sojourner TruthSojourner Truth was an African-American abolitionist and women's rights act…more

Writer

Gregory of ToursSaint Gregory of Tours was a Gallo-Roman historian and Bishop of Tours, whi…more

Writer

Roald DahlRoald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, fighter pilot,…more

Economist

Milton FriedmanMilton Friedman was an American economist, statistician, and writer who tau…more

Actress

Jane FondaJane Fonda is an American actress, writer, political activist, former fashi…more

Writer

Lucy Maud MontgomeryLucy Maud Montgomery OBE, called "Maud" by family and friends and publicly …more

Poet

Emily DickinsonEmily Elizabeth Dickinson was an American poet. Born in Amherst, Massachuse…more

Journalist

H. L. MenckenHenry Louis "H. L." Mencken was an American journalist, essayist, magazine …more

Educator

Booker T. WashingtonBooker Taliaferro Washington was an African-American educator, author, orat…more

Writer

F. Scott FitzgeraldFrancis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American author of novels and short sto…more

Actress

Mary AstorMary Astor was an American actress. Best remembered for her role as Brigid …more

Writer

Stieg LarssonKarl Stig-Erland "Stieg" Larsson was a Swedish journalist and writer. He is…more

Poet

Rudyard KiplingJoseph Rudyard Kipling was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelis…more

Novelist

Bram StokerAbraham "Bram" Stoker was an Irish author known today for his 1897 Gothic n…more

Tennis Player

Venus WilliamsVenus Ebony Starr Williams is an American professional tennis player who is…more

Novelist

Fyodor DostoyevskyFyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, sometimes transliterated Dostoevsky, was a…more

Writer

Nathaniel HawthorneNathaniel Hawthorne was an American novelist and short story writer. He was…more

Writer

J. R. R. TolkienJohn Ronald Reuel Tolkien, CBE was an English writer, poet, philologist, an…more

Television producer

David AttenboroughSir David Frederick Attenborough OM CH CVO CBE FRS FZS FSA is an English br…more

Politician

Jomo KenyattaJomo Kenyatta was the first president of Kenya from independence in 1963 to…more

Scientist

Werner von BraunWernher Magnus Maximilian, Freiherr von Braun was a German and American aer…more

John F. Kennedy Jr.John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr., often referred to as JFK Jr. or John-John in t…more

Writer

Truman CapoteTruman Streckfus Persons, known as Truman Capote, was an American author, s…more

Writer

Stephen KingRichard Bachman is a pen name used by horror fiction author Stephen King.more

Actress

Angela LansburyDame Angela Brigid Lansbury, DBE is a British and American actress and sing…more

Historian

George BancroftGeorge Bancroft was an American historian and statesman who was prominent i…more

Software Engineer

Ken JenningsKenneth Wayne "Ken" Jennings III is an American game show contestant and au…more

Tupac ShakurTupac Amaru Shakur, also known by his stage names 2Pac and briefly as Makav…more

Poet

Frederic MistralFrédéric Mistral was a French writer and lexicographer of the Occitan lan…more

Jose RizalJosé Protacio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda was a Filipino nationalist, …more

Writer

Albert CamusAlbert Camus was a French Nobel Prize winning author, journalist, and philo…more

Writer

Jean-Paul SartreJean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre was a French philosopher, playwright, novel…more

Philosopher

Johann Wolfgang von GoetheJohann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German writer and statesman. His body of w…more

Actress

Jamie Lee CurtisJamie Lee Curtis, Lady Haden-Guest is an American actress and author. She m…more

Writer

Miguel de Cervantes SaavedraMiguel de Cervantes Saavedra, often known mononymously as Cervantes, was a …more

Writer

Muriel SparkDame Muriel Spark, DBE was an award-winning Scottish novelist. In 2008 The …more

Singer

Alanis MorissetteAlanis Nadine Morissette is a Canadian-American alternative rock singer-son…more

Actress

Mary PickfordMary Pickford was a Canadian-American motion picture actress, co-founder of…more

Philosopher

VoltaireFrançois-Marie Arouet, known by his nom de plume Voltaire, was a French En…more

Statesman

Marcus AgrippaMarcus Vipsanius Agrippa was a Roman statesman, general and architect. He w…more

Philosopher

Marquis de SadeDonatien Alphonse François de Sade, better known as the Marquis de Sade, w…more

Writer

Stephenie MeyerStephenie Meyer is an American young-adult fiction writer and film producer…more

Writer

Elizabeth Cady StantonElizabeth Cady Stanton was an American social activist, abolitionist, and l…more

Writer

Winston ChurchillSir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, RA was a Bri…more

Jonathan EdwardsJonathan Edwards was a Christian preacher, philosopher, and theologian. Edw…more

Police officer

J. Edgar HooverJohn Edgar Hoover was the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investiga…more

Writer

Arianna HuffingtonArianna Huffington is a Greek-American author and syndicated columnist. She…more

Actor

Billy Dee WilliamsWilliam December "Billy Dee" Williams, Jr. is an American actor, artist, si…more

Actor

Spalding GraySpalding Rockwell Gray was an American actor and writer. He is known for th…more

Naturalist

Charles DarwinCharles Robert Darwin, FRS was an English naturalist and geologist, best kn…more

Politician

Mahatma GandhiMohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the preeminent leader of Indian independence…more

Actor

Harry MorganHarry Morgan was a prolific American actor and director whose television an…more

TV Personality

Steve AllenStephen Valentine Patrick William "Steve" Allen was an American television …more

Writer

Jorge Luis BorgesJorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges KBE, was an Argentine short-story write…more

Cultural Anthropologist

Margaret MeadMargaret Mead was an American cultural anthropologist, who was frequently a…more

Physician

ParacelsusParacelsus was a Swiss German Renaissance physician, botanist, alchemist, a…more

Novelist

Danielle SteelDanielle Fernandes Dominique Schuelein-Steel, better known by the name Dani…more

U.S. President

Franklin D. RooseveltFranklin Delano Roosevelt, commonly known by his initials FDR, was an Ameri…more

Writer

John GrishamJohn Ray Grisham, Jr. is an American lawyer, politician, and author, best k…more

Writer

Margaret AtwoodMargaret Eleanor Atwood, CC OOnt FRSC is a Canadian poet, novelist, literar…more

Comedian

Jerry LewisJerry Lewis AM ChLD is an American comedian, actor, singer, film producer, …more

Philosopher

Thomas CarlyleThomas Carlyle was a Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, hist…more

Architect

Le CorbusierCharles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, who was better known as Le Corbusier, was …more

Writer

Alexandre DumasAlexandre Dumas, also known as Alexandre Dumas, père, was a French writer.…more

Poet

Emma LazarusEmma Lazarus was an American poet born in New York City. She is best known …more

Poet

Brendan BehanBrendan Francis Behan was an Irish poet, short story writer, novelist, and …more

Activist

Harriet TubmanHarriet Tubman was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Unio…more

Dancer

Michael FlatleyMichael Ryan Flatley is an American Irish dancer, choreographer and musicia…more

Politician

Aung San Suu KyiAung San Suu Kyi (born 19 June 1945) is a Burmese opposition politician and…more

Writer

Mary ShelleyMary Wollstonecraft Shelley was an English novelist, short story writer, dr…more

Actor

Burgess MeredithOliver Burgess Meredith, known professionally as Burgess Meredith, was an A…more

Comedian

Roseanne BarrRoseanne Cherrie Barr is an American actress, comedian, writer, television …more

Explorer

Walter RaleighSir Walter Raleigh was an English aristocrat, writer, poet, soldier, politi…more

Ice Hockey player

Ken DrydenKenneth Wayne Dryden, PC OC, is a Canadian politician, lawyer, businessman,…more

Actor

John CleeseJohn Marwood Cleese is an English actor, comedian, writer and film producer…more

Businessperson

Richard DeVosRichard M. DeVos, Sr. is an American businessman, co-founder of Amway along…more

Politician

Saddam HusseinSaddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti was the fifth President of Iraq, ser…more

Novelist

James JoyceJames Augustine Aloysius Joyce was an Irish novelist and poet, considered t…more

Theologian

Martin LutherMartin Luther, OSA, was a German friar, Catholic priest, professor of theol…more

Speechwriter

William SafireWilliam Lewis Safire was an American author, columnist, journalist, and pre…more

Composer

Richard WagnerWilhelm Richard Wagner was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist,…more

Writer

Henry MillerHenry Valentine Miller was an American writer. He was known for breaking wi…more

Novelist

Alice WalkerAlice Malsenior Walker is an American author and activist. She wrote the cr…more

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