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  • Berlioz, Hector - (1803-1869), French composer
  • Berman, Bart - Dutch-Israeli pianist
  • Bermudo I of Asturias - Asturian monarch
  • Bernadotte, Folke - (1895-1948), Swedish count and diplomat
  • Bernard of Chartres - scholastic philosopher
  • Bernard of Clairvaux - (1090-1153), French scholastic philosopher
  • Bernard, Carlos - actor
  • Bernard, Francis - (1712-1779), colonial governor of New Jersey and Massachusetts
  • Bernard, Tristan - (1866-1947), writer
  • Bernays, Edward L. - (1891-1995), public-opinion engineer
  • Bernays, Jakob - (died 1881), philologist
  • Berne, Eric - (1910-70), US psychiatrist, founder of Transactional Analysis
  • Berners Lee, Tim - inventor of the World Wide Web
  • Bernhardt, Sarah - (1844-1923), French actor
  • Bernie Ward - U.S. talk radio host
  • Bernini, Gian Lorenzo - (1598-1680), Italian architect, sculptor, painter
  • Bernoulli, Daniel - (1700-1782), Dutch born, Swiss mathematician and physicist
  • Bernoulli, Jakob - (1654-1705), Swiss mathematician
  • Bernoulli, Johann - (1667-1748), Swiss mathematician
  • Berns, Bert - songwriter
  • Bernsen, Corbin - (born 1954), US actor
  • Bernstein, Elmer - (born 1922), composer
  • Bernstein, Leonard - (1918-1990), US composer
  • Bernstorff, Christian Gunther von - (1769-1835), Danish and Prussian statesman and diplomat
  • Berra, Yogi - (born 1925), US baseball player
  • Berrigan, Bunny - musician
  • Berrigan, Daniel - poet
  • Berrios, Angel O. - mayor
  • Berruti, Livio - (born 1939), Italian athlete
  • Berry, Chuck - (born 1926), US musician
  • Berry, Fred - (1951-2003), US actor
  • Berry, Halle - (born 1966), US actor
  • Berry, Richard - musician
  • Berry, Sir Anthony - (1925-1984), British politician
  • Berry, Wendell - poet
  • Berryman, John - poet
  • Berthier, Pierre - chemist
  • Berthlaume, Treffle - (1803-1884), sculptor
  • Berthollet, Claude Louis - (1748-1822)
  • Bertolucci, Bernardo - (born 1940), film director
  • Berton, Pierre - (born 1920), popularizer of Canadian history, TV personality, columnist
  • Bertram, Laura - actor
  • Bertrand, Joseph Louis Francois - (1822-1900), mathematician
  • Berwald, Frans - (1796-1868), composer
  • Berwanger, Jay - (1914-2002), US football star, winner of the first Heisman Trophy
  • Berwick, Dennison - (born 1956), literary travel author now working in fiction
  • Berzelius, Jons Jacob - (1779-1848), chemist
  • Beskow, Elsa - (1874-1953), painter
  • Bessel, Friedrich Wilhelm - (1784-1846), astronomer, mathematician
  • Bessemer, Henry - (1813-1898), investor of Bessemer steel
  • Bessette, Gerard - (born 1920), Quebecois author
  • Bessler, Johann Ernst Elias - (1680-1745), inventor
  • Besson, Luc - (born 1959), French film director
  • Best, Charles - (1899-1978), medical scientist, co-discovered insulin
  • Best, George - (born 1946), footballer
  • Best, Pete - (born 1941), drummer
  • Bester, Alfred - (1913-1987), US science fiction writer
  • Bethune, Norman - (1890-1939), battlefield surgeon
  • Betjeman, John - (1906-1984), poet
  • Bettelheim, Bruno - (1903-1990), child psychologist, psychiatrist
  • Bettencourt, Liliane - majority owner of L'Oreal, wealthiest person in France
  • Beuys, Joseph - (1921-1986), artist
  • Beza, Theodore - (1519-1605), reformer in Geneva
  • Bezier, Pierre - (1910-1999), mechanical engineer
  • Bhaktivedanta, Prabhupada A.C. - (1896-1977)
  • Bhaskar, Roy - philosopher
  • Bhaskar, Roy - philosopher
  • Bhattacharya, K C - (1875-1949)
  • Bhattacharya, K C - (1875-1949)
  • Bhave, Vinoba - (1895-1982)
  • Bhupathi, Mahesh - tennis player
  • Bhutto, Ali - (died 1979), President and Prime Minister of Pakistan
  • Bhutto, Benazir - (born 1953), Pakistani prime minister
  • Biafra, Jello - (born 1958), musician, politician
  • Bialy, Leszek - (1211-1227), Polish ruler
  • Biber, Heinrich Ignaz - (1644-1704), composer
  • Biberstein, Carol - children's book Great Grandma's Rocking Chair
  • Bichsel, Peter - (born 1935), writer
  • Bickerdyke, Mary Ann - (1817-1901), administrator and attorney
  • Bidatsu, emperor of Japan - (538-585)
  • Biddle, Edward - (1738-1779), Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress
  • Bieler, Gustave - (1904-1944), SOE agent, WWII hero
  • Bierce, Ambrose - (1842 - c.1914), US writer
  • Biermann, Wolf - (born 1936), writer
  • Bierstadt, Albert - (1830-1902), painter
  • Bigard, Barney - (1906-1980), USA jazz musician
  • Bigelow, Wilfred - first artificial pacemaker
  • Biggers, Earl Derr - (1884-1933), author
  • Biggs, Jason - (born 1978), American actor
  • Bigod, Roger - (died 1107), Norman knight, 1st Earl of Norfolk
  • Bikel, Theodore - (born 1924), musician
  • Bilal, Enki - (born 1951), Yugoslavian-born comic book artist
  • Bilderdijk, Willem - (1756-1831), author
  • Biletnikoff, Fred - (born 1943), American football star, coach
  • Bilk, Acker - (born 1929), musician
  • Bill, Buffalo - (1846-1917), US frontiersman and showman
  • Bille, Ejler - (born 1910), painter
  • Billings, Josh - (1818-1825) US humorist
  • Billings, William - (1746-1800), composer
  • Binchois, Gilles - (c.1400-1460), Belgian composer
  • Binda, Alfredo - (1902-1986), Italian cyclist
  • Bindon, John - (1943-1993), actor, bodyguard
  • Binet, Alfred - (1857-1911), psychologist
  • Binford, Lewis - (born 1930), archaeologist
  • Binge, Ronald - (1910-1969), composer
  • Bingham, George Caleb - (1811-1879), painter
  • Bingham, William - (1752-1804), Continental Congressman, U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania
  • Binning, Hugh - (1627-1653), philosopher
  • Binoche, Juliette - (born 1964), French actress
  • Binyon, Laurence - (1869-1943), poet
  • Biot, Jean Baptiste - (1774-1862), physicist
  • Birch, John - (born 1945), US soldier, missionary, first casualty of the Cold War
  • Birch, S.J. Lamorna - (1869-1955), painter
  • Bircher Benner, Maximilian - (1867-1939), physician, Muesli inventor
  • Bird, Dickie - (born 1933), cricket umpire
  • Bird, John - British comedian
  • Bird, Larry - (born 1956), NBA basketball player, Hall of Famer
  • Bird, Lynda - (born 1945), first lady of the United States
  • Birdsell, Sandra - (born 1942), has published 3 works of short fiction and 3 novels, wrote The Two-Headed Calf
  • Birgitta, Saint - (1303-1373), patron saint of Europe
  • Birkeland, Kristian - (1867-1917), physicist and industrialist
  • Birkin, Jane - (born 1946), actor
  • Birtwistle, Harrison - (born 1934), composer, opera composer
  • Biruni - (973-1048), scientist, mathematecian
  • Bisbal, David - (born 1979) singer, winner of Operacion Triunfo
  • Bishop, Billy - (1884-1956), WW1 and WW2 Flying Ace
  • Bishop, Elizabeth - (1911-1979), poet
  • Bishop, Joey - (born 1918), comedian, actor
  • Bismarck, Otto von - (1815-1898), German statesman
  • Bissell, Emily - (1861-1948)
  • Bisset, Jacqueline - (born 1944), French actress
  • Bissett, Bill - (born 1939), Canadian poet
  • Bissoondath, Neil - (born 1955), Canadian author who lives in Quebec City
  • Bithorn, Hiram - (1916-1952), first Puerto Rican major league baseball player
  • Bitzius, Albert - (1797-1854), author, aka Jeremias Gotthelf
  • Bixby, Bill - (1934-1993), US actor
  • Bizet, Georges - (1838-1875), composer of Carmen
  • Bjerknes, Vilhelm - (1862-1951), Norwegian physicist and meteorologist
  • Bjork - (born 1965), Icelandic singer
  • Bjorling, Jussi - Swedish musician
  • Bjorndalen, Ole Einar - (born 1974), biathlete
  • Bjornson, Bjornstjerne - (1832-1910), author
  • Bjornson, Bjornstjerne - (1832-1910), author
  • Black, Ben - (1889-1950), impresario and popular composer
  • Black, Cilla - (born 1943), musician
  • Black, Clint - (born 1962), songwriter, musician
  • Black, Davidson - Canadian anthropologist
  • Black, Frank - American musician
  • Black, Hugo - (1886-1971), associate justice of the United States Supreme Court
  • Black, Jack - actor, musician
  • Black, Jim - musician
  • Black, Karen - (born 1942), actress
  • Black, Lewis - comedian
  • Black, Mary - musician
  • Black, Roger - (born 1966), British athlete
  • Blackbeard - (1680-1718), pirate
  • Blackman, Honor - (born 1927), actress
  • Blackmore, R D - novelist
  • Blackmore, Ritchie - musician
  • Blackmun, Harry - (1908-1999), associate justice of the United States Supreme Court
  • Blackwell, Elizabeth - (1821-1910), first female physician in the United States
  • Blackwood, Algernon - (1869-1951), author
  • Blackwood, William - (died 1834), English writer
  • Blade, Brian - musician
  • Blaha, John - astronaut
  • Blaikie, William Garden - (1820-1899), writer
  • Blaine, David - (born 1973), American illusionist
  • Blair, Bonnie - (born 1964), Olympic gold medalist in speed skating
  • Blair, Linda - (born 1959), actress
  • Blaise, Clark - (born 1940), Canadian writer
  • Blake, Amanda - (died 1989), actress
  • Blake, Eubie - (1883-1983), USA composer & musician
  • Blake, Peter artist - (born 1932), artist
  • Blake, Peter yachtsman - (1948-2001), champion yachtsman
  • Blake, Robert - (born 1933), actor
  • Blake, William - (1757-1827), English painter, poet
  • Blakely, Susan - (born 1952), actress
  • Blakey, Art - (1919-1990), musician
  • Blanc, Louis - (1811-1886), French politician
  • Blanc, Melvin Mel Jerome - (1908-1989), voice actor
  • Blanchard, Jonathan - (1738-1788), New Hampshire delegate to Continental Congress
  • Blanche of Castile - (died 1252), wife of Louis VIII of France
  • Blanchett, Cate - actor
  • Blanco, Galo - (born 1976) Spain Tennis player
  • Bland, Richard - (1710-1776) Virginia delegate to the Continental Congress
  • Blanda, George - (born 1927), National Football League and American Football League star
  • Blankers Koen, Fanny - (born 1918), athlete
  • Blanks, Billy - (born 1955), martial arts expert
  • Blanqui, Louis Auguste - (1805-1881, French revolutionary
  • Blanton, Jimmy - musician
  • Blass, Bill - (died 2002), fashion designer
  • Blassie, Fred - (1918-2003), former professional wrestler
  • Blatchford, Robert - (1854-1943), socialist author
  • Blatter, Sepp - (born 1935), FIFA president
  • Blavatsky, Helena Petrovna - mystic and theosophist
  • Blaylock, James - (born 1950), author
  • Bledsoe, Tempest - (born 1973), US actress
  • Bleeth, Yasmine - (born 1968), US actress
  • Blennerhassett, Harman - (born 1765), Irish lawyer
  • Bleriot, Louis - (1872-1936), French aviator and the first man to fly across the English channel
  • Blessed, Brian - (born 1937), television personality
  • Bley, Carla - (born 1938), US jazz musician
  • Blier, Bertrand - (born 1939), French film director
  • Blige, Mary J. - (born 1971), musician
  • Bligh, William - (1754-1817), naval commander
  • Blish, James - (1921-1975), US-born science fiction writer
  • Bliss, Arthur - (1891-1975), composer
  • Blix, Hans - (born 1928)
  • Blobel, Gunter - biologist
  • Bloch, Ernest - (1880-1959), composer
  • Bloch, Ernst - (1885-1977), philosopher
  • Bloch, Felix - (1905-1983), 1952 Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics
  • Bloch, Ivan - (1872-1922), physician
  • Bloch, Marc - (1886-1944), medieval France
  • Bloch, Robert - (1917-1994), US horror author
  • Block, Adrian - (or Adriaen), (fl. 17th century), Dutch explorer
  • Block, Walter - economist
  • Blocker, Dan - (1928-1972), actor
  • Blomstedt, Herbert - (born 1927), Swedish conductor
  • Blondell, Joan - (1906-1979), actress
  • Blondet, Giselle - actress, show host
  • Blood, Benjamin Paul - (1832-1919), philosopher and poet
  • Blood, Thomas - (died 1680), thief of the British Crown Jewels
  • Bloom, Luka - musician
  • Bloom, Orlando - (born 1977), actor
  • Bloomfield, Leonard - (1887-1949), linguist
  • Bloomfield, Mike - (died 1981), musician
  • Blount, Charles - (1563-1606), Earl of Devonshire, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
  • Blow, John - (1648-1708), composer
  • Blow, Kurtis - singer
  • Blucher, Gebhard Leberecht von - (1742-1819)
  • Bluetooth, Harold - (ca 911-987), Harald Blåtann : 974-985
  • Bluford, Guion - astronaut
  • Blume, Judy - (born 1938), youth and adult author
  • Blumenbach, Johann Friedrich - German anthropologist
  • Blunden, Edmund - poet
  • Blunkett, David - (born 1947), British cabinet minister
  • Bluth, Don - (born 1938), animator
  • Bly, Robert - poet
  • Blyton, Enid - (1896-1968), British children's writer
  • Boal, Augusto - (born 1931), dramatist
  • Boardman, Peter - (1950-1982), British climber
  • Boas, Franz - (1858-1942), linguist
  • Boas, Orlando Villas - indianist
  • Bobet, Louison - cyclist
  • Bobko, Karol - astronaut
  • Bobola, Andrew - (born 1590), Jesuit missionary and martyr
  • Bobrikov, Nikolai Ivanovich - (1839-1904), Russian governor-general of Finland
  • Boccaccio, Giovanni - (1313-1375), Italian novelist
  • Boccherini, Luigi - (1743-1805), composer
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