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  • Browne, Jackson - (born 1948), musician
  • Browne, Kale - (born 1950), soap opera actor
  • Browne, Noel - politician
  • Browning, Elizabeth Barrett - (1806-1861), English poet
  • Browning, John Moses - (1855-1926), inventor
  • Browning, Kurt - (born 1966), figure skater
  • Browning, Robert - (1812-1889), English poet
  • Browning, Tod - (1882-1962), actor, director, writer, producer
  • Brownlee, John E. - (1884-1961), Canadian politician
  • Brownson, Nathan - (1742-1796), Georgia delegate to the Continental Congress
  • Broz, Josip - (May 7, 1892 - May 4, 1980), formal name of the Yugoslav WWII resistance leader and later president for life nicknamed "Tito"
  • Brubeck, Dave - (born 1920), composer, musician
  • Bruce, David - pivotal typecaster 1838
  • Bruce, Jack - (born 1943), musician
  • Bruce, Lenny - (1925-1966), U.S. satirist
  • Bruce, Nigel - (died 1953), actor
  • Bruch, Max - (1838-1920), composer
  • Bruch, Walter - (1908-1990), engineer
  • Bruckheimer, Jerry - (born 1945), U.S. film and television producer
  • Bruckner, Anton - (1824-1896), composer
  • Brudenell, James Thomas, Earl of Cardigan - (d. 1868), UK military leader
  • Brueghel, Jan, the Elder - (1568-1625), painter
  • Brueghel, Jan, the Younger - (1601-1678), painter
  • Brueghel, Pieter, the Elder - (c.1520-1569), Belgian painter (the Brueghel usually intended if context does not indicated otherwise)
  • Brueghel, Pieter, the Younger - (1564-1638), painter
  • Bruhns, Nicolaus - (1665-1697), composer
  • Bruinov, Boris - (1922-1997), actor
  • Brumel, Antoine - (c.1475-c.1520), composer
  • Brumel, Valeriy - (1942-2003), track and field athlete
  • Brummel, Beau - (born 1778), British fashion leader
  • Brun, Viggo - (1885-1978), mathematician
  • Bruna, Dick - (born 1927), graphical artist
  • Brundage, Avery - (1887-1975), International Olympic Committee President
  • Brundtland, Gro Harlem - Norwegian politician
  • Brune, Guillaume Marie Anne - (1763-1815), French soldier
  • Brunel, Isambard Kingdom - (1806-1859), bridgebuilder, shipbuilder
  • Brunel, Marc Isambard - (1769-1849), engineer
  • Brunelleschi, Filippo - (1377-1446), Italian architect
  • Brunies, George - (1902-1974), jazz trombonist
  • Brunner, John - (1934-1995), British science fiction writer
  • Bruno, Frank - boxer
  • Bruno, Giordano - (1548-1600), Italian philosopher
  • Brust, Steven - (born 1955), U.S. author
  • Brutus - (c. 85-42 BC), conspirator against, and murderer of Julius Caesar
  • Bryan, William Jennings - (1860-1925), U.S. Secretary of State
  • Bryant, William Cullen - (1794-1878), poet
  • Bryars, Gavin - (born 1943), composer
  • Brynner, Yul - (1915?-1985), U.S. actor
  • Bryson, Peabo - (born 1951), pop singer
  • Buarque, Chico - singer
  • Bubka, Sergey - (born 1963), Russian athlete (pole vault)
  • Bucer, Martin - (born 1491), German Protestant reformer
  • Buchan, John - (1875-1940), Scottish author
  • Buchanan, James - (1791-1868), 15th President of the United States
  • Buchanan, James M. - (born 1919), economist
  • Buchanan, Jensen - (born 1962), soap opera actress
  • Buchanan, Ken - (born 1945), world champion boxer
  • Buchholz, Horst - (died 2003), German actor
  • Buchli, James - astronaut
  • Buck, Leffert L. - (1837-1909)
  • Buck, Pearl S. - (1892-1973), The Good Earth
  • Buck, Pearl S. - (1892-1973), The Good Earth
  • Buck, Peter - (born 1956), musician
  • Buckeridge, Anthony - Jennings school stories
  • Buckey, Jay - astronaut
  • Buckingham, Lindsey - (born 1949), of Fleetwood Mac
  • Buckingham, Vic - (1915? - January, 1995), English association footballer and manager
  • Buckley, Betty - (born 1947), actress
  • Buckley, Jeff - (1966-1997), singer-songwriter
  • Buckley, Tim - musician
  • Buckley, William F., Jr. - (born 1925), writer, political commentator
  • Buckner, Simon Bolivar, Sr. - Confederate general during American Civil War
  • Buczek, Barbara - (born 1940), composer
  • Budarin, Nikolai - astronaut
  • Budd, Harold - (born 1936), musician
  • Budd, Zola - athlete
  • Budde, Robert - Canadian writer
  • Budding, Edwin Beard - (1795-1846), lawnmower and adjustable spanner
  • Budrys, Algis - (born 1931), US science fiction author
  • Buechner, Frederick - (born 1926), American author
  • Bueno, Maria - (born 1939), tennis player
  • Buffett, Jimmy - (born 1946), musician
  • Buffie, Margaret - Canadian writer
  • Bugner, Joe - boxer
  • Buhl, Hermann - (1924-1957), Austrian climber - first ascent of Nanga Parbat
  • Bujold, Genevieve - (born 1942), actress
  • Bujold, Lois McMaster - (born 1949), US science fiction writer of Vorkosigan series
  • Bukowski, Charles - (1920-1994), US author
  • Bukreev, Boris Y. - (1859-1962), Soviet mathematician
  • Bulfinch, Charles - architect
  • Bulgakov, Mikhail - (1891-1940), Russian author of The Master and Margarita fame
  • Bull, Gerald - (1928-1990), engineer
  • Bull, John - (1562-1628), composer
  • Bullinger, Heinrich - (1504-1575), Swiss reformer
  • Bulloch, Archibald - (c 1730-1777), Governor of Georgia, Continental Congressman
  • Bullock, Alan - historian
  • Bullock, Sandra - (born 1964), US actor
  • Bulwer Lytton, Edward George - (1803-1873), the annual bad writing contest is named after him
  • Bulychev, Kir - (1934-2003), Russian science fiction writer
  • Bunge, Mario - (born 1919), philosopher
  • Bunin, Ivan Alekseyevich - (1870-1953), First Russian Nobel Prize Winner
  • Bunning, James Paul David Jim - (born 1931), baseball player
  • Bunsen, Robert Wilhelm - (1811-1899), chemist
  • Bunshaft, Gordon - (1909-1990), architect
  • Bunting, Basil - poet
  • Bunton, Emma - (born 1976), British singer and ex-member of Spice Girls
  • Bunyan, John - (1628-1688), author of Pilgrim's Progress, Baptist preacher
  • Buonarroti, Michelangelo - (1475-1564), Italian painter
  • Buonarroti, Philippe - French Revolution
  • Burbage, Richard - (died 1619), actor
  • Burbank, Daniel - astronaut
  • Burbank, Luther - (1849-1926), biologist, botanist
  • Burbidge, Margaret - astronomer
  • Burchett, Wilfred - (1911-1983), journalist
  • Burckhardt, Jacob - (1818-1897), art historian
  • Burckhardt, Johann Ludwig - (1784-1814), traveller, orientalist
  • Burdon, Eric - (born 1940), musician
  • Buretsu - emperor of Japan
  • Burgee, John - architect
  • Burgess, Anthony - (1917-1993), British writer
  • Burgess, Thomas - (1756-1837), British author/philosopher
  • Burgh, Hubert de - (1165-1243), justiciar
  • Burghoff, Gary - (born 1943), US actor of MASH's Radar fame
  • Burgoyne, John - (1723-1792), Lieutenant-General who surrendered British Army at Saratoga
  • Buridan, John - scholastic philosopher
  • Burke, Billie - (1885-1970), actress, The Wizard of Oz
  • Burke, Brooke - (born 1971), television personality
  • Burke, Delta - (born 1956), actress
  • Burke, Edmund - (1729-1797), Irish philosopher
  • Burke, James - boxer, 1809-1845
  • Burke, John - (1859-1937), U.S. lawyer and judge, Secretary of the Treasury
  • Burke, Kathy - actor
  • Burke, Solomon - (born 1936), musician
  • Burke, Tom - (1875 - 1929), track and field athlete
  • Burkhard, Gedeon - actor
  • Burnard, Bonnie - Canadian writer
  • Burnell, Robert - (died 1292), Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Burnet, David G. - (1788-1870) iterim President of Texas
  • Burnet, Gilbert - (1643-1715), Scottish divine, author
  • Burnet, Jacob - (1770-1853), judge and U.S. Senator from Ohio
  • Burnet, William - (1688-1728), British governor in American Colonies
  • Burnett, Carol - (born 1935), singer, actress, comedienne
  • Burnett, Frances Hodgson - author of Little Lord Fauntleroy and The Secret Garden
  • Burnett, Johnny - (died 1964), singer (boating accident)
  • Burnett, William - (1799-1861), British physician and Naval officer
  • Burnette, Dorsey - (1932-1979), musician
  • Burney, Charles - (1726-1814), historian
  • Burney, Charles scholar - (1757-1817), scholar
  • Burney, Fanny - (died 1840), novelist
  • Burnham, Daniel - architect
  • Burnquist, Bob - professional skateboarder
  • Burns, George - (1896-1996), US stand-up comedian
  • Burns, Ken - (born 1953), television producer and director
  • Burns, Robert - (1759-1796), poet
  • Burns, Tommy - (1881-1955), World Heavyweight boxing Champion
  • Burnside, Ambrose - (1824-1881), American Civil War general
  • Burr, Aaron - (1756-1836), Vice President of the United States
  • Burr, Raymond - (1917-1993), actor
  • Burrell, Kenny - musician
  • Burroughs, Edgar Rice - (1875-1950), US author of Tarzan fame
  • Burroughs, William S. - (1914-1997), British author
  • Burroughs, William Seward - (1855-1898), inventor of the calculator
  • Burrs, Mick - Canadian writer
  • Bursch, Daniel - astronaut
  • Burstyn, Ellen - (born 1932), actor
  • Burton, Amanda - (born 1957), Irish actress
  • Burton, Richard - (1925-1984), Welsh actor
  • Burton, Sir Richard Francis - (1821-1890), explorer, translator, orientalist
  • Burton, Tim - (born 1958), US film director
  • Bury, John Bagnell - (1861-1927), historian
  • Buscemi, Steve - (born 1957), US actor
  • Busch, Adam - American actor
  • Busch, Wilhelm - (1832-1908), poet
  • Busey, Gary - (born 1944), actor
  • Bush, Alan - (1900-1995), composer, opera composer
  • Bush, Kate - (born 1958), British musician
  • Bush, Vannevar - (1890-1974), inventor of hypertext
  • Bushman, Francis X. - (1883-1966), US actor
  • Bushnell, Candace - (born 1959) New York columnist, book writer
  • Bushnell, Nolan - (born 1943), video game pioneer
  • Busiek, Kurt - US comic book scripter of Astro City fame
  • Busoni, Ferruccio - (1866-1924), composer
  • Butala, Sharon - (born 1940), Canadian writer
  • Butkus, Dick - (born 1942), American football player
  • Butler, Brett - baseball player
  • Butler, Daws - (1916-1988), voice actor
  • Butler, James , 2nd Duke of Ormond - (1703-1704), Irish leader
  • Butler, James, 1st Duke of Ormonde - (died 1688), Irish statesman, soldier
  • Butler, Jerry - musician
  • Butler, John - (1728-1796) Loyalist (Tory) leader in the American Revolution
  • Butler, Judith - (born 1956), feminist philosopher
  • Butler, Octavia - (born 1947), US science fiction author
  • Butler, Samuel - (1612-80), English novelist, poet
  • Butragueno - athlete
  • Butt, Isaac - Home Rule leader
  • Buttel, Fred - sociologist
  • Butterbean - boxer
  • Butterfield, Paul - (1942-1987), musician
  • Butterworth, George - (1885-1916), composer
  • Button, Dick - (born 1929), Olympic gold medal figure skater
  • Buxtehude, Dietrich - (1637-1707), Danish composer
  • Buxton, Adam - (born 1969), comedian
  • Buzzati, Dino - (1906-1972), Italian author
  • Byard, Jaki - (alto sax, piano)
  • Byas, Don - (b.1912-d.1972), jazz saxophonist
  • Byatt, A. S. - (born 1936), novelist
  • Bygraves, Max - (born 1922), British comedian
  • Bykovsky, Valery - (born 1934), astronaut
  • Byng, John - (died 1757), British Admiral
  • Byrd, Donald - musician
  • Byrd, Richard E. - (1888-1957), explorer
  • Byrd, William - (1543-1623), composer
  • Byrne, David - (born 1952), singer-songwriter
  • Byrne, Donald - (1930-1976), American chess master
  • Byrne, Gabriel - (born 1950), Irish actor
  • Byrne, Gay - (1962-1999)
  • Byrne, John - (born 1950), Canadian-born US comic creator, painter
  • Byron King, Ada - (of , 1815-1852), British lady and the "first computer programer"
  • Byron, Don - musician
  • Byron, George Gordon Noel - (1788-1824), Lord Byron, poet
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