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  • Bocelli, Andrea - (born 1958), Italian musician
  • Bochco, Steven - (born 1943), US producer, writer
  • Bocklin, Arnold - (1827-1901), painter
  • Bocuse, Paul - (born 1926), Chief cook
  • Bode, Johann Elert - (1747-1826), astronomer
  • Bodhidharma - (440-528), Buddhist saint
  • Bodine, Geoff - (born 1949), automobile racer
  • Bodmer, Johann Jakob - (1698-1783)
  • Bodmer, Karl - (1809-1893), US painter of the American West
  • Body, Jack - composer, artist, ethnomusicologist
  • Boeing, William - (born 1881), engineer
  • Boelcke, Oswald - (1891-1916), World War I fighter ace
  • Boerhaave, Herman - (1668-1738), physician
  • Boerigter, Marc - athlete
  • Boerum, Simon - (1724-1775) New York delegate to the Continental Congress
  • Boethius, Anicius Manlius Severinus - (AD 480-524 or 525), philosopher
  • Boetie, Etienne de La - (1530-1563), French philosopher and politician
  • Bofill, Ricardo - (born 1939), architect
  • Bogan, Lucille - musician
  • Bogarde, Dirk - (1921-1999), actor
  • Bogart, Humphrey - (1899-1957), US actor
  • Bogdanovich, Peter - (born 1939), film director
  • Boggs, Dock - musician
  • Boggs, Hale - (died 1972), US Congressman from Louisiana
  • Boggs, Wade - (born 1958), baseball player
  • Bogguss, Suzy - (born 1956), country singer
  • Bogosian, Eric - (born 1953), actor, writer
  • Bohm Bawerk, Eugen von - (1851-1914), economist
  • Bohm, David - (1917-1992), physicist
  • Bohm, Karl - (1894-1981), conductor
  • Bohr, Aage Niels - (born 1922)
  • Bohr, Niels - (1885-1962), Danish physicist
  • Boileau Despreaux, Nicolas - (1636-1711), poet
  • Boissonade, Gustave Emille - (1825-1910), French jurist
  • Boissonade, Jean Francois - (1774-1857), French classicist
  • Boitano, Brian - (born 1963), figure skater
  • Boito, Arrigo - (1842-1918), Italian composer, opera composer
  • Bojado, Francisco - (born 1983) boxer
  • Bojaxhi, Elona - Albanian model and actress
  • Bok, Bart - (1906-1983), astronomer
  • Bok, Christian - (born 1966), author of Eunoia
  • Bok, Hannes - (1914-1964), author
  • Bolan, Marc - (1947-1977), musician (T-Rex)
  • Boland, Eavan - (born 1944), poet
  • Bolcom, William - (born 1938), composer, musician
  • Bolden, Buddy - (1877-1930), musician, "inventor of jazz"(?)
  • Boldon, Ato - (born 1973), Trinidad and tobago athlete
  • Boldrewood, Rolf - (1826-1915), novelist
  • Bolduc, Madame - singer, songwriter, harmonicist, violinist
  • Boleslaus I of Bohemia - (935-972), Czech ruler
  • Boleslaus I of Poland - (966-1025), sometimes called the Great, Poland
  • Boleslaus II of Poland - (1058-1079), Polish ruler
  • Boleslaus II the Pious - (972-999), Czech ruler
  • Boleslaus III of Bohemia - (999-1002), Czech ruler
  • Boleslaus III of Poland - (1107-1138), Polish ruler
  • Boleslaus IV of Poland - (1146-1173), Polish ruler
  • Boleslaus V , Duke of Poland - (1243-1279), Polish ruler
  • Bolet, Jorge - concert pianist
  • Boleyn, Anne - (1507-1536), second Queen consort of Henry VIII of England)
  • Bolger, Ray - (1904-1987), actor, dancer
  • Bolin, Tommy - (died 1976), rock guitarist (Deep Purple)
  • Bolivar, Simon - (1783-1830), South American independence leader
  • Boll, Heinrich - (1917-1985), author
  • Bolling, Ruben - US cartoonist (Tom the Dancing Bug)
  • Bolster, Stephanie - Canadian writer
  • Bolt, Robert - (1924-1995), dramatist
  • Boltzmann, Ludwig - (1844-1906), physicist
  • Bolyai, Janos - (1802-1860), mathematician, non-euclidean geometry
  • Bolzano, Bernard - (1781-1848), philosopher, mathematician, and theologian
  • Bombardier, Joseph - snowmobile maker
  • Bombeck, Erma - (1927-1996), US humorist, writer
  • Bomberg, David - (1890-1957), painter
  • Bombieri, Enrico - (born 1940), mathematician
  • Bonaduce, Danny - (born 1959), actor
  • Bonano, Sharkey - (1904-1972), musician
  • Bonaparte, Joseph - (1768-1844), King of Naples
  • Bonaparte, Mathilde - (born 1820), hostess and socialite
  • Bonaparte, Napoleon - (1769-1821), Corsican general, Emperor of France
  • Bond, Christopher - governor
  • Bond, Katherine - author
  • Bond, Michael - author of Paddington Bear series
  • Bond, Nigel - snooker player
  • Bond, Ward - (1903-1960), actor
  • Bondar, Roberta - first Canadian woman in space
  • Bondarchuk, Sergei - (1920-1994), film director
  • Bonde, Gustav - (1620-1667), Swedish politician
  • Bondone, Giotto di - (1267-1337), painter
  • Bondra, Peter - hockey player
  • Bonds, Barry - (born 1964), baseball player
  • Bonds, Bobby - (1946-2003), baseball player and coach
  • Bone, Scott Cordelle - (Rep.) 1921-1925
  • Bonestell, Chesley - (died 1986), US science fiction visual artist
  • Bonet, Lisa - (born 1967), US actress
  • Bonetti, Peter - (born 1941), athlete
  • Bong, Richard - (1920-1945), US fighter ace
  • Bongo, Ali - magician
  • Bonham, Jason - (born 1966), musician
  • Bonham, John - (1948-1980), drummer (Led Zeppelin)
  • Bonhoffer, Dietrich - (1906-1945), German theologian
  • Boniek, Zbigniew - athlete
  • Boniface I, Pope - (pope 417-418)
  • Boniface II, Pope - (pope 526-530)
  • Boniface III, Pope - (pope 604-606)
  • Boniface IV, Pope - (pope 615-618)
  • Boniface IX, Pope - (pope 1390-1404)
  • Boniface of Savoy - (1245-1263)
  • Boniface V, Pope - (pope 615-618)
  • Boniface VI, Pope - (pope 891-896)
  • Boniface VII, Pope - died in 985
  • Boniface VIII, Pope - (pope 1303-1304)
  • Boniface, Saint - (680-755)
  • Bonnard, Pierre - (1867-1947), painter
  • Bonner, Neville - politician
  • Bonnet, Charles - (1720-1793), botanist
  • Bonney, Thomas George - (1833-1923), geologist
  • Bonnot de Condillac, Etienne - (1715-1780), philosopher
  • Bono - (born 1960), lead singer of Irish rock band U2
  • Bono, Sonny - (1935-1998), US pop musician and congressman
  • Bonsels, Waldemar - (1880-1952), writer
  • Bonvin, Roger - (1907-1982), Swiss Federal Councilor
  • Booker, James - musician
  • Boole, George - (1815-1864), philosopher, mathematician
  • Boon, Louis Paul - Flemish journalist and novelist
  • Boone, Daniel - (1734-1820), US frontiersman
  • Boone, Debby - (born 1956), singer
  • Boone, Pat - (born 1934), US musician
  • Boone, Richard - (died 1981), actor
  • Boorman, John - (born 1933), film director
  • Booth, Edwin - (born 1833), actor
  • Booth, John Wilkes - (1838-1865), US assassin of Abraham Lincoln
  • Booth, Margaret - (1898-2002), film editor
  • Booth, Shirley - (1898-1992), actor
  • Booth, William - (1829-1912), and Catherine Booth (Salvation Army cofounders)
  • Bopp, Franz - (1791-1867), linguist
  • Borchardt, Carl Wilhelm - (born 1817), mathematician
  • Borcherds, Richard Ewen - mathematician
  • Borchert, Wolfgang - (1921-1947), dramatist, author
  • Bordeaux, Henri - (1870-1963), French novelist
  • Borden, Robert Laird - (1854-1937), Prime Minister of Canada
  • Bordet, Jules - (1870-1961), Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1919
  • Borduas, Paul Emile - abstract painter (Les Automatistes)
  • Boreanaz, David - (born 1971), actor
  • Borel, Felix Edouard Justin Emile - French mathematician
  • Borg, Bjorn - (born 1956), Swedish tennis professional
  • Borg, Carl Oscar - (1879-1947)
  • Borge, Victor - (1909-2000), Danish comedian
  • Borges, Jorge Luis - (1899-1986), Argentinean writer
  • Borgia, Cesare - (1476-1507), Renaissance politician
  • Borgia, Lucrezia - (1480-1519), Renaissance ruler and daughter of Pope Alexander VI
  • Borglum, Gutzon - (died 1941), sculptor
  • Borgman, Eric Bruno - (born 1975), actor, director and writer
  • Borgnine, Ernest - (born 1917), US actor
  • Boris III, of Bulgaria - (1894-1943), Bulgarian monarch
  • Borivoj - (870-895), Bohemian aristocrat
  • Borman, Frank - astronaut
  • Born, Max - (1882-1970), German physicist
  • Borneman, Ernest - (1915-1995), German writer, critic, and sexologist
  • Borodin, Alexander - (1833-1887), Russian composer
  • Boros, Julius - (died 1994), golfer
  • Borowski, Tadeusz - poet
  • Borrel, Andree - (1919-1944), SOE agent, WW II heroine
  • Borromini, Francesco - (1599-1667), Italian architect
  • Borrow, George - American novelist
  • Borson, Roo - (born 1952), Canadian writer
  • Borsuk, Karol - (1905-1982)
  • Bortkiewicz, Ladislaus - (1868-1931), mathematician, statistician
  • Boru, Brian - (940-1014), High King of Ireland
  • Borzage, Frank - (1893-1952), film director
  • Borzov, Valeri - (born 1949), track & field
  • Boscawen, Edward - (1711-1761), naval commander
  • Bosch Gimpera, Pere - (1891-1974), anthropologist
  • Bosch, Hieronymus - (c.1460-1518), painter
  • Boscovich, Rudjer Josip - (1711-1787)
  • Bose, Miguel - (born 1956), singer
  • Bose, Satyendra Nath - (1894-1974), physicist
  • Bosin, Blackbear - (1921-1980), native American artist
  • Bosley, Tom - (born 1927), US actor
  • Bosman, Herman Charles - (1905-1951), author
  • Bosnich, Mark - (born 1972), athlete
  • Bosschaert, Ambrosius - (1573-1612), painter
  • Bossuet, Jacques Benigne - (1627-1704)
  • Bossy, Mike - (born 1957), ice hockey player
  • Bostwick, Barry - (born 1945), actor
  • Boswell, James - (1740-1795), Scotland
  • Bothe, Walther - (1891-1957), physicist, winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1954
  • Botta, Mario - (born 1943), Swiss architect
  • Botticelli, Sandro - (1445-1510), Italian painter
  • Bottiger, Karl - (born 1760)
  • Bottomley, Horatio - British politician and journalist
  • Bottoms, Timothy - (born 1951), actor
  • Botvinnik, Mikhail - (1911-1995), chess player
  • Bouch, Thomas - (1822-1890), railways
  • Boucher, Gaetan - Two Olympic Gold and one bronze Medal - 1984
  • Boudinot, Elias - (1800-1839), Cherokee Indian journalist and publisher
  • Boudinot, Elias Cornelius - (1835-1890) Confederate Colonel and Congressman
  • Boukreev, Anatoli - (1958-1997), Russian climber
  • Boulanger, Lili - (1893-1918), composer
  • Boulanger, Nadia - (1887-1979), composer
  • Boulez, Pierre - (born 1925), France avant garde composer
  • Boulle, Pierre - (1912-1994), French author
  • Boulmerka, Hassiba - Algerian athlete
  • Bounds, Leonard Victor - (born 1964), author/statistician
  • Bourbaki, Nicolas - fictional mathematician serving as a pseudonym for a cabal
  • Bourchier, Thomas - (c. 1404-1486), Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Bourdelle, Antoine - (1861-1929), French sculptor
  • Bourdieu, Pierre - (1930-2002), French philosopher
  • Bourgeois, Louise - (born 1911), visual artist
  • Bourke White, Margaret - (born 1906), US aviator
  • Bourne, Possum - (1956-2003), rally driver
  • Bournonville, August - (1805-1879)
  • Bourvil - (1917-1970), (André Raimbourg), actor
  • Boutros Ghali, Boutros - (born 1922), UN secretary general
  • Bouvier, Jacqueline - (later Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis), (1929-1994)
  • Bova, Ben - (born 1932), US science fiction author
  • Bow, Clara - (1905-1965), US actress
  • Bowden, Mark - screen writer
  • Bowditch, Nathaniel - (1773-1838), US mathematician, writer on navigation
  • Bowdler, Thomas - (born 1754), medical doctor and literary censor
  • Bowdoin, James - (1726-1790) American intellectual leader and revolutionary
  • Bowdoin, James III - (1752-1811) American philanthropist and diplomat
  • Bowe, Riddick - (born 1967), world champion boxer
  • Bowell, Mackenzie - (1823-1917)
  • Bowering, George - (born 1935), Canadian writer
  • Bowering, Marilyn - Canadian writer
  • Bowersox, Kenneth - astronaut
  • Bowes Lyon, Elizabeth - (1900-2002), (Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon), consort of King George VI
  • Bowie, David - (born 1947), British musician
  • Bowles, Chester - (died 1986), politician
  • Bowles, Paul - (1910-1999), novelist
  • Bowlly, Al - popular vocalist
  • Bowser, William John - (1867-1933)
  • Boxer, Barbara - US politician
  • Boxleitner, Bruce - US actor
  • Boyce, Max - entertainer
  • Boyce, William - (born 1711), composer
  • Boyd, David - Canadian writer
  • Boyd, George Elroy - Canadian writer
  • Boyd, John - (1927-1997), inventor of the decision cycle
  • Boyd, Liona - classical guitarist
  • Boyd, William - writer
  • Boye, Karin - Swedish writer
  • Boyer, Charles - (1897-1978), French actor
  • Boyington, Pappy - (died 1988), US WW2 fighter pilot
  • Boyle, Peter - (born 1935), actor
  • Boyle, Robert - (1627-1691), physicist
  • Boyle, T. Coraghessan - author of The Road to Wellville, The Tortilla Curtain and A Friend of the Earth
  • Bozzo, Laura - (born 1950), Peruvian talk show host
  • Brabham, Jack - (born 1926), Australian race driver
  • Bracco, Lorraine - (born 1955), actress
  • Bracero, Rafael - sportscaster
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