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  • Aagesen, Andrew - (1826-1879), Danish jurist
  • Aakjær, Jeppe - (1866 - 1930), Danish writer
  • Aali, Mehemet - (1815-1871), Turkish statesman
  • Aaliyah - (1979-August 25, 2001), American rhythm and blues singer
  • Aalto, Alvar - (1898-1976), Finnish architect
  • Aaron - (ca. 1300 BC), Biblical figure
  • Aaron, Hank - (1934-), baseball player
  • Aaronson, Marc - (1950-1987), American astronomer
  • Aasen, Ivar - (1813-1896), linguist
  • Abaco, Evaristo - (1675-1742), Italian composer and violinist
  • Abancourt, Charles - (1758-1792), French statesman
  • Abaris - (8th century BC), priest of Apollo
  • Abati - (Niccolo Dell'Abbato), (1512-1571) artist
  • Abauzit, Firmin - (1679-1767), French scientist
  • Abba Mari - (Abba Mari ben Moses ben Joseph), 14th century French rabbi
  • Abbadie, Antoine Thomson - (1810-1897), traveler
  • Abbadie, Jakob - (1654?-1727), Swiss Protestant preacher
  • Abbas I - (1813-1854), pasha of Egypt
  • Abbas, Khwaja Ahmad - (1914-1987), film director
  • Abbe, Ernst - (1840-1905), physicist
  • Abbey, Edwin Austin - (1852-1911)
  • Abbey, Lynn - (born 1948), US author
  • Abbot, Archbishop George - (1562-1633), Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Abbot, Ezra - (1819-1884), American biblical scholar
  • Abbot, George writer - (1603-1648), English writer
  • Abbot, Robert - (1588?-1662?), English Puritan divine
  • Abbot, William - (1798-1843), British actor
  • Abbott, Bud - (1895-1974), US actor
  • Abbott, Edwin Abbott - (1838-1926), British schoolmaster & theologian
  • Abbott, Emma - (1849-1891), American singer
  • Abbott, Jacob - (1803-1879), American writer
  • Abbott, John Stevens Cabot - (1805-1877), American writer
  • Abbott, Lyman - (1835-1922), American divine and author
  • Abdul Jabbar, Kareem - (born 1947), US athlete
  • Abdul, Paula - (born 1962), US musician
  • Abdulali, Humayun - (1914-2001), Indian ornithologist
  • Abe Kobo - (1924-1993), Japanese author of The Woman In the Dunes, The Magic Chalk
  • Abeille, Louis - (1765-1832), German composer
  • Abeken, Heinrich - (1809-1872), German theologian
  • Abel, Clarke - (1780-1826), English surgeon and naturalist
  • Abel, Karl Friedrich - (1723-1787), German composer
  • Abel, Niels Henrik - (1802-1829), Norwegian mathematician
  • Abel, Thomas - (c. 1497-1540), an English priest
  • Abelard, Peter - (Pierre Abélard), (1079-1142), French scholastic philosopher
  • Abell, George Ogden - (USA, 1927-1983), astronomer
  • Abercrombie, James - (1706-1781), British General in French and Indian War
  • Abercrombie, John - (1780-1844), musician
  • Abercromby, Robert - (1532-1613), Jesuit
  • Aberhart, William - (1878-1943), Canadian politician
  • Aberigh Mackay, George Robert - (1848-1881), author
  • Abernathy, Ralph - (1936-1996), US civil rights leader
  • Abich, Otto Wilhelm Hermann von - (1806-1886), German mineralogist, geologist
  • Abington, Frances - (1737-1815), actor
  • Abraham - (ca. 1800 BC), Biblical figure
  • Abraham of Alexandria - (d.978), Coptic Pope
  • Abraham, F. Murray - (born 1939), actor
  • Abraham, Ralph - (born 1936), mathematician
  • Abrahams, Harold - (1899-1978), track and field athlete
  • Abrams, Creighton - (1914-1974), U.S. General
  • Abrams, Pete - cartoonist
  • Absalom - (ca. 1000 BC), Biblical figure, third son of David
  • Absalon - (c. 1128-1201), Danish archbishop
  • Abse, Dannie - (born 1923), British poet
  • Abulfeda - (1273-1331), geographer
  • Acacius, Patriarch - (d.489), patriarch of Constantinople
  • Accama, Bernard - (d.1756), Dutch painter
  • Achard, Marcel - (1899-1974), playwrighter and scriptwriter
  • Achebe, Chinua - (b.1930), Nigerian writer
  • Acheson, Dean - (1893-1971), USA Secretary
  • Acker, Kathy - (1947-1997), author
  • Ackerman, Forrest J. - (b.1916), US science fiction author
  • Ackermann, Wilhelm - (1896-1962), mathematician
  • Ackroyd, Peter - (b.1949), English author, novelist
  • Acorn, Milton - (1923-1986), poet
  • Acosta, Uriel - (1585-1640), philosopher
  • Acton, Loren - (b.1936), US astronaut
  • Acuff, Roy - (1903-1992), musician
  • Adachi Kagemori - (? - 1248), Japanese warrior
  • Adachi Morinaga - (1135 - 1200), Japanese warrior
  • Adalbert of Prague - (c.956-997), saint
  • Adam - Biblical figure, first man
  • Adam, Adolphe Charles - (1803-1856), composer
  • Adam, Ian - (b,1937), Canadian writer
  • Adam, Robert - (1728-1792), architect
  • Adamnan - (625-704), Irish religious leader
  • Adamov, Arthur - 1908-1997) dramatist, author
  • Adams, Abigail - (1744-1818), First Lady of the United States
  • Adams, Andrew - (1736-1797), U.S. poloitical leader from Connecticut
  • Adams, Ansel - (1902-1984), photographer
  • Adams, Bryan - (b.1959), Canadian singer
  • Adams, Douglas - (1952-2001), British author of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • Adams, Henry - (1838-1918), Democracy: An American Novel
  • Adams, John - (1735-1826), second President of the United States
  • Adams, John Couch - (1819-1892), astronomer
  • Adams, John Quincy - (1767-1848) sixth President of the United States
  • Adams, Michael - chess player
  • Adams, Richard - (b.1920), British novelist
  • Adams, Ryan - (b.1974), singer-songwriter, musician
  • Adams, Samuel - (1912-1942), US naval officer
  • Adams, Scott - (b.1957), US creator of the Dilbert comic strip
  • Adams, Tony actor - (b. 1940), British actor
  • Adams, Tony athlete - (b.1966), athlete
  • Adams, Walter Sydney - (1876-1956), American astronomer
  • Adams, Willie - Canadian senator
  • Adamski, George - (1891-1965), US UFO "traveler"
  • Adamson, Joy - (d.1980), conservationist and author
  • Adcock, Fleur - (b.1934), poet
  • Addams, Jane - (1860-1935), social worker
  • Adderley, Cannonball - (1928-1975), saxophonist
  • Addison, Joseph - (1672-1719), English poet
  • Addison, Lancelot - (1632-1703), Reverend
  • Adedeji, Adebayo - (b. 1930), professor
  • Adelaide, of Saxe Meiningen - (1792-1849), Queen-Consort of King William IV of the United Kingdom
  • Adelard of Bath - 12th century scholastic philosopher
  • Adeney, Richard - British flautist
  • Adeodatus, Pope - (d.676)
  • Ader, Clement - (1841-1925), French engineer and inventor
  • Adjani, Isabelle - (b.1955), French actress
  • Adler, Ada - (1878-1946), Danish scholar
  • Adler, Alfred - (1870-1937), father of Individual Psychology
  • Adler, Dankmar - (1844-1900), architect
  • Adler, David - (1882-1949), architect
  • Adler, Margot - author, journalist, Wiccan Priestess and Elder, NPR correspondent in New York City
  • Adler, Mortimer - (1902-2001), U.S. philosopher & author
  • Adolf of Nassau Weilburg - (ruled 1292-1298), German emperor
  • Adolphus, 1st Duke of Cambridge - (1774-1850)
  • Adolphus, Gustavus - (1594-1632), King of Sweden
  • Ador, Gustave - (1845-1928), Swiss president
  • Adoree, Renee - (1898-1933), French actor
  • Adorno, Theodor - (1903-1969), philosopher
  • Adrian I, Pope - (d.795)
  • Adrian II, Pope - (d.872)
  • Adrian III, Pope - pope from 884 to 885
  • Adrian IV - (c. 1100-1159), pope from 1154 to 1159
  • Adrian of Nicomedia - (d.303 or 304), Christian saint
  • Adrian V - pope
  • Adrian VI - (1459-1523), pope from 1522 to 1523
  • Adu, Freddy - (born 1989) soccer player
  • Advani, Pankaj - snooker player, India
  • Aedesius - (d.355AD), Neoplatonist philosopher
  • Aefric - (c. 955-1020?), the Grammarian, English abbot
  • Aegineta, Paulus - (4th century), surgeon of the island of Aegina
  • Aelfsige - Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Aelianus, Claudius - (d. 222), Roman author and teacher of rhetoric
  • Aelle of Sussex - Bretwalda, king of the South Saxons
  • Aemilia Scaura - (c. 100 BC-82 BC), wife of Pompey
  • Aemilianus - Roman Emperor in the year 253
  • Aeschylus - (525-456 BC), Greek dramatist
  • Aesop - (c.620-c.560 BC, writer of the Fables
  • Aethelnoth - (d.1038 Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Aetion - (4th century BC), greek painter
  • Afanasyev, Viktor G. - Russian editor
  • Afanasyev, Viktor M. - Russian astronaut
  • Affan, Uthman ibn - (d. 656) caliph
  • Affleck, Ben - (born 1972), US actor
  • Affre, Denis Auguste - (1793-1848), archbishop of Paris
  • Afonso I Henriques of Portugal - (1109-1185), first king of Portugal in 1139
  • Afonso II of Portugal - (1185-1233), king in 1212
  • Afonso III of Portugal - (1210-1279), king in 1247
  • Afonso IV of Portugal - (1290-1357), king in 1325
  • Afonso V of Portugal - (1432-1481), king in 1438
  • Afonso VI of Portugal - (1643-1683), king in 1656
  • Afranius, Lucius - Roman comic poet, flourished about 94 BC
  • Agapetus I, Pope - (pope 535-536)
  • Agapetus II, Pope - (pope 946-955)
  • Agasias - Greek sculptor
  • Agassi, Andre - (born 1970), (United States)
  • Agassiz, Alexander - (1835-1910), American man of science
  • Agassiz, Louis - (1807-December 14, 1873), work on ice ages, glaciers
  • Agatho, Pope - (678-681)
  • Agazarian, Jack - (1916-1945), SOE agent, WW II hero
  • Agnelli, Gianni - (1921-2003) Italian industrialist
  • Agnes, Empress - (1020-1077), regent of the Holy Roman Empire 1056-1068
  • Agnesi, Maria Gaetana - (1718-1799), Italian polymath
  • Agnew, David Hayes - (November 24, 1818-1892), American surgeon
  • Agnew, Spiro - (1918-1996), Vice President of the United States
  • Agnon, S.Y. - Nobel prizewinning author
  • Agostinho, Joaquim - portuguese cyclist
  • Agostino, Paolo - (1593-1629), Italian musician
  • Agrelot, Jose Miguel - (born 1927), Puerto Rican entertainer
  • Agricola, Johannes - (1494-1566), Protestant reformer
  • Agricola, Martin - (1466-1506), German composer
  • Agricola, Mikael - (1510-1557) Finnish theologian & scholar and creator of written Finnish language
  • Agricola, Rodolphus - (1443-1485) dutch scholar and humanist
  • Agrippa, Marcus Vipsanius - (63 BC-12 BC) Roman statesman and general
  • Agrippinus of Alexandria - Coptic Pope, Patriarch of Alexandria 167-178
  • Agt, Dries van - (born 1931), dutch prime minister
  • Aguilera, Christina - (born 1980), US singer
  • Aguirre, Ruben - (born 1934), Mexican actor
  • Agutter, Jenny - (born 1952), English actress
  • Ahern, Jerry - author
  • Ahlefeldt, Karl Gustav - (1910-1985), Danish film actor
  • Ahlfors, Lars Valerian - (1907-1996), Finnish mathematician
  • Ahn Eaktae - Korean composer
  • Aho, Esko - (born 1954), Finnish prime minister
  • Ahtisaari, Martti - (1937- ) UN diplomat & president of Finland
  • Aichel, Jan Santini - (ca. 1670-1723), Czech architect
  • Aichinger, Gregor - (c. 1565-1628), German composer
  • Aidan, Saint - of Lindisfarne
  • Aiello, Danny - (born 1933), US actor
  • Aignan, Etienne - (1773-1824), translator, political writer, librettist, playwright, member of the Académie française
  • Aiken, Conrad - (1889-1973), poet
  • Aiken, Howard - (1900-1973), computing pioneer
  • Aikin, Arthur - (1773-1854), English chemist and mineralogist
  • Aikin, Lucy - (1781-1864), English writer
  • Aikman, Troy - (born 1966), American football star
  • Ailey, Alvin - (1931-1985), dancer, choreographer
  • Aimee, Anouk - (born 1932), French actor
  • Ainge, Danny - (born 1959), basketball player, coach, baseball player
  • Ainger, Nicholas Richard - (born October 24, 1949) British Labour MP
  • Ainsworth, Henry - (1571-1622), English Nonconformist clergyman and scholar
  • Airo, Aksel - (1898-1985), Finnish general and strategist
  • Airy, George - (1801-1892), astronomer
  • Aislabie, John - (1670-1742), director of the South Sea Company
  • Aitmatov, Chingiz - (born 1928), Kyrgyz author
  • Ajax the great - hero from Homer's Iliad
  • Akas, Cem - (born 1968), novelist
  • Akenside, Mark - (1721-1770), poet
  • Akers, Thomas - (born 1951) astronaut
  • Akhenaten - Egyptian Pharaoh and founder of a brief monotheistic religion
  • Akhmatova, Anna - (1889-1966), poet
  • Akihito - (born December 23, 1933), emperor of Japan
  • Akkad, Moustapha - (born on 1935, in Syria), producer, director and actor
  • Al Batani - (850-929), astronomer
  • Al Khwarizmi - (780-850), (Al-Khwarazmi) founder of Algorithm algebra, mathematician, astronomer
  • Alba, Jessica Marie - (born 1981), US actor
  • Albanel, Charles - (1616-1696), Jesuit explorer of Canada
  • Albani, Emma - (1847-1930), canadian soprano
  • Albarn, Damon - (born 1968), singer-songwriter
  • Albee, Edward - (born 1928), dramatist
  • Albeniz, Isaac - (1860-1909), Spanish pianist and composer
  • Alberich of Reims - (ca.1085-1141) scholastic philosopher
  • Alberoni, Giulio - (1664-1752), cardinal
  • Albers, Josef - (1888-1976), painter
  • Albert I of Belgium - (1875-1934), king of Belgium
  • Albert I of Brandenburg - (c. 1100-1170), Margrave of Brandenburg
  • Albert I of Habsburg - (ca 1250-1308), German emperor, duke of Austria
  • Albert I of Monaco - (1848-1922), Monaco prince
  • Albert II of Belgium - (born June 6, 1934), king of Belgium
  • Albert II of Habsburg - (1397-1439), German emperor, king of Bohemia and Hungary, and (as Albert V) duke of Austria
  • Albert III of Brandenburg - (1414-1486), Margrave of Brandenburg
  • Albert of Aix - (fl. c. AD 1100), historian of the first crusade
  • Albert of Mainz - (June 28, 1490-September 24, 1545), elector and archbishop of Mainz (Germany), and archbishop of Magdeburg
  • Albert of Prussia - (1490-1568), Grand Master of the Teutonic Order and first duke of Ducal Prussia
  • Albert of Saxe Coburg Gotha - (1819-1861), Queen Victoria's husband & consort
  • Albert The Degenerate - (ca. 1240-1314), count of Thuringia and Saxony
  • Albert The Warlike - (1522-1557), prince of Bayreuth, (Germany)
  • Albert, Carl - (1908 - 2000), D. U.S. Speaker of the House
  • Albert, Charles, of Savoy - (1798-1849), King of Sardinia
  • Albert, Duke of Saxony - (1443-1500)
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