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  • La Badie, Florence - (1888-1917), actor
  • la Fayette, Marquis de - (1757-1834)
  • La Fontaine, Henri - Nobel Peace Prize 1913
  • La Fontaine, Jean de - (1621-1695), fablist
  • La Perouse, Jean Francois - (1741-1788), French explorer of the Pacific
  • Labe, Louise - (c. 1525-1566), poet
  • Labov, William - (born 1927), linguist
  • Labrouste, Henri - (1801-1875), architect
  • LaBute, Neil - Bash, The Shape of Things
  • Lacaille, Nicolas Louis de - (1713-1762), astronomer
  • Lacan, Jacques - (1901-1981), psychologist
  • Lachenal, Adrien - (1849-1918), Swiss president
  • Lachenmann, Helmut - (born 1935), composer
  • Lachmann, Karl - (born 1793)
  • Lachmann, Ludwig - (1906-1990), economist
  • Laciar, Santos - (born 1959), flyweight boxer, world champion
  • Lackey, Mercedes - (born 1950), US fantasy author
  • Laclos, Choderlos de - (1741-1803), French novelist
  • Lacombe, Georges - (1868-1916), French painter, sculptor
  • Lacoste, Rene - France
  • Lacy, Steve - soprano saxophonist
  • Ladd, Alan - (1913-1964), actor
  • Ladd, Diane - (born 1932), actress
  • Ladislaus I - king
  • Ladislaus II - (1471-1516), Bohemian aristocrat
  • Ladislaus II of Poland - (c.1350-1434), [King 1386-1434)
  • Ladislaus III of Poland - (1434-1444), Polish ruler
  • Ladislaus IV of Poland - (1632-1648), Polish ruler
  • Ladislaus Posthumus of Bohemia and Hungary - (1453-1457), Bohemian aristocrat
  • Ladnier, Tommy - (1900-1939), trumpeter
  • LaDuke, Winona - political activist
  • Ladurie, Emmanuel Le Roy - historian
  • Laemmle, Carl - (1867-1939), film producer
  • Laennec, Rene Theophile Hyacinthe - (1781-1826), physician, inventor of stethoscope
  • Lafargue, Paul - (1841-1911), Cuban-French Communist
  • Lafferty, R. A. - (1914-2002), US science fiction writer
  • Lafforgue, Laurent - mathematician
  • Lafleur, Guy - (born 1951), National Hockey League star
  • Lafontaine, Louis-Hippolyte - (1807-1864)
  • LaFree, Gary - professor of criminology and criminal justice
  • Lagasse, Emeril - (born 1959), Chef
  • Lagerfeld, Karl - (born 1938), fashion designer
  • Lagerkvist, Par - (1891-1974), Swedish writer
  • Lagerlof, Selma - (1858-1940), Swedish writer
  • Lagos, Ricardo - Chilean president
  • Lagrange, Joseph-Louis - (1736-1813), physicist
  • LaGuardia, Fiorello H. - (1882-1947)
  • Laguerre, Enrique A. - (born 1906) Puerto Rican writer
  • Lah, Ivo - (1896-1979), mathematician, discoverer of Lah numbers
  • Lahoti, Ramesh Chandra - Chief Justice of India (born 1940)
  • Lahr, Bert - (1895-1967), actor
  • Lahti, Christine - (born 1950), US actress of Finnish ancestry
  • Lai, Leon - (born 1966)
  • Laine, Papa Jack - (1873-1966), New Orleans drummer and bandleader
  • Laing, R. D. - (1927-1989), psychiatrist
  • Laird, Melvin R. - (fl. last half 20th century), American Secretary of Defense
  • Lakatos, Imre - (1922-1974), philosopher
  • Lake, Greg - (born 1948), musician
  • Lake, Ricki - (born 1968), US actress and talk show hostess
  • Lake, Veronica - (1919-1973), actress
  • LaLanne, Jack - (born 1914), American fitness, exercise and nutritional expert
  • Lalique, Rene - (1860-1945), artist
  • Lam, Ringo - film director
  • Lam, Wilfredo - (1902-1982), painter
  • Lamacq, Steve - (born 1965), journalist and BBC radio DJ
  • Lamantia, Philip - poet
  • Lamar, Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus - (died 1893), the only United States Supreme Court justice from Mississippi
  • Lamarck, Jean Baptiste - (1744-1829), scientist
  • Lamarr, Hedy - (1913-2000), Austrian-born actress
  • Lamartine, Alphonse de - poet
  • Lamas, Fernando - (1915-1982), actor
  • Lamas, Lorenzo - (born 1958), actor
  • Lamb, Charles - (1775-1834), poet
  • Lamb, Joseph - (1887-1960), ragtime composer
  • Lamb, Lady Caroline - (1785-1828), author
  • Lamb, Sidney - (born 1929), linguist
  • Lamb, William - (1779-1848), Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • Lambert, Christophe - (born 1957), actor
  • Lambert, Johann Heinrich - (1728-1777), astronomer, mathematician
  • Lambton, John George, Earl of Durham - (1792-1840), UK statesman
  • Lamott, Anne - US novelist
  • LaMotta, Jake - (born 1921), world champion boxer
  • Lamour, Dorothy - (1914-1996), US actress
  • LAmour, Louis - (1908-1988), US western writer
  • Lampedusa, Giuseppe Tomasi di - (1896-1957), The Leopard
  • Lampley, Jim - (born 1952) American sportscaster
  • Lampson, Miles - British ambassador
  • Lancaster, Burt - (1913-1994), US actor and acrobat
  • Lanchester, Elsa - (1902-1986), actress
  • Lanchester, Frederick - (1868-1946), engineer
  • Land, Edwin H. - (1909-1991), Polaroid polarizing filters and the Land Camera
  • Land, Michael - (born 1961), American video game composer
  • Landau, Lev Davidovich - (1908-1968), Russian physicist
  • Landau, Martin - (born 1931), actor
  • Lander, Tim - Canadian writer
  • Landers, Ann - (1918-2002), US advice columnist, also known as Ann Landers
  • Landini, Francesco - (1325-1397), composer
  • Landis, Geoffrey - US author
  • Landis, John - (born 1950), US film director
  • Lando, Pope - (913-914)
  • Landon, Alfred M. - (1887-1987), Governor, Presidential Candidate, Topeka, Kansas.
  • Landon, Letitia Elizabeth - poet
  • Landon, Michael - (1936-1991), US actor
  • Landor, Walter Savage - (1775-1864), poet
  • Landrieu, Mary - (born 1955), United States senator
  • Landrieu, Moon - (born 1930), New Orleans mayor
  • Landry, Tom - (1924-2000), US football coach
  • Landsbergis, Vytautas - Lithuanian president
  • Landsteiner, Karl - (1868-1943)
  • Lane, Charles - (born 1905), actor
  • Lane, Diane - (born 1965), actress
  • Lane, Eastwood - (1879-1951), US composer
  • Lane, Mills - judge and boxing referee
  • Lane, Nathan - (born 1956), comedian
  • Lane, Patrick - Canadian writer
  • Lanfranc - (died 1089), Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Lang, Andrew - (1844-1912), US basketball player
  • Lang, Cosmo Gordon - (1864-1945), Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Lang, Eddie - (1902-1933), US jazz guitarist
  • Lang, Fritz - (1890-1976), German film director
  • Lang, Jonny - (born 1981), musician
  • Lang, K.D. - (born 1961), Canadian musician
  • Langdon, John - (1741-1819), Governor of New Hampshire, U.S. Senator
  • Lange, Christian Lous - (1869-1938), internationalist
  • Lange, Dorothea - (1895-1965), photographer
  • Lange, Hope - (born 1931), actress
  • Lange, Jessica - (born 1949), US actor
  • Lange, Robert Mutt - (born 1948), record producer
  • Langen, Ellen van - (born 1966), athlete
  • Langer, Bernhard - golfer
  • Langer, William - US politician
  • Langham, Simon - (died 1376), Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Langlands, Robert - (born 1936), mathematician
  • Langley, Samuel Pierpont - USA astronomer, physicist
  • Langmuir, Irving - (1851-1957), chemist, physicist
  • Langtoft, Piers - historian
  • Langton, Stephen - (c 1150-1228), scholastic philosopher, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Langton, Thomas - Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Langtry, Lillie - (born 1853), actress
  • Languet, Hubert - (died 1581), French diplomat
  • Langworthy, Edward - (1738-1802), Delegate to the Continental Congress from Georgia
  • Lannin, Joseph - US baseball team owner
  • Lanois, Daniel - composer, produced U2 albums
  • Lansbury, Angela - (born 1925), US actress
  • Lansbury, George - (1859-1940), politician
  • Lansing, Robert - (1864-1928), Secretary of State
  • Lantz, Walter - (1900-1994), cartoonist ("Woody Woodpecker")
  • Lanza, Mario - (died 1959), singer
  • Lanzoni, Fabio - male model
  • Lao She - (1899-1966), author of Si Shi Tong Tang
  • Lao Tzu - philosopher
  • LaPiere, Cherilyn Sarkisian - (born 1946), US singer Cher, wife of Sonny Bono
  • LaPierre, Laurier L. - Canadian senator
  • Laplace, Pierre-Simon - (1749-1827), French mathematician and astronomer
  • Laporte, Juan - featherweight boxer, world champion
  • Lapsley, John H. - pilot
  • Laracuente, Belinda - (born 1980), woman boxer world champion
  • Lardner, Ring, Jr. - (1915-2000), American screenwriter
  • Larkin, Philip - (1922-1985), poet
  • LaRocca, Nick - (1889-1961), jazz musician
  • Laromiguiere, Pierre - (1756-1837), philosopher
  • Larsen, Bent - chess player
  • Larsen, Nella - (1891-1964), novelist
  • Larson, Gary - (born 1950), US The Far Side cartoonist
  • Larson, Glen A. - US author
  • Larsson, Carl - (1859-1928), painter
  • Lasansky, Mauricio - (born 1914), modern artist
  • Lascaris, Constantine - (died 1493)
  • Lascelles, George , 7th Earl of Harewood - aristocrat
  • Lascelles, Sophie - aristocrat
  • Lasker, Emanuel - (USA, 1868-1941), chess player
  • Lasorda, Tommy - (born 1927), baseball manager
  • Lassalle, Ferdinand - (1825-1864), politician
  • Lassell, William - (1799-1880), astronomer
  • Lassus, Orlande de - (ca. 1532-1594), (Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso)
  • Laswell, Bill - (born 1950), musician and producer
  • Laud, William - (1573-1645), Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Lauda, Niki - (born 1949), French race car driver
  • Laudrup, Brian - Danish athlete
  • Laudrup, Michael - Danish athlete
  • Laughton, Charles - (1899-1962), US actor
  • Laumer, Keith - (1925-1993), US science fiction author
  • Lauper, Cyndi - (born 1953), US singer
  • Lauren, Ralph - (born 1939), fashion designer
  • Laurence of Canterbury - (died 619), Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Laurence, Margaret - (1926-1987), novelist, wrote "The Stone Angel"
  • Laurens, Henri - (1885-1954), sculptor
  • Laurens, Henry - (1724-1792), South Carolina delegate to the Continental Congress
  • Laurens, John - (1754-1782), American soldier and statesman in Revolutionary War
  • Laurents, Arthur - (born 1918), playwright, novelist, and director
  • Laurie, Hugh - (born 1959), British comedian
  • Laurie, Piper - (born 1932), actress
  • Laurier, Wilfrid - (1896-1911), Canadian prime minister
  • Lautaro - (1535-1557) Inca leader
  • Lautenberg, Frank - US politician
  • Lautreamont, Comte de - (1846-1870), poet
  • Laval, Pierre - (died 1945), French politician of Vichy regime
  • Lavallee, Calixa - (died 1891), composer
  • Lavater, Johann Kaspar - (1741-1801), philosopher
  • Laveau, Marie - (1794?-1881?), Voodoo Queen
  • Lavender, David - (1910-2003), Western US writer and historian
  • Lavigne, Avril - (born 1984), US singer/songwriter
  • Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent - (1743-1794), French pioneer chemist
  • Lavrentyev, Mikhail - (born 1900), Russian scientist
  • Law, Andrew Bonar - (1858-1923), Unionist Party leader
  • Law, John - (1671-1729)
  • Law, Jude - (born 1972), actor
  • Law, Oliver - (1899-1937), African American officer
  • Law, Rick - (born 1969), illustrator, producer
  • Lawford, Peter - (1923-1984), actor
  • Lawhead, Stephen R. - US writer of historical fiction
  • Lawless, Lucy - (born 1968), New Zealand actress
  • Lawrence of Arabia - (born 1888)
  • Lawrence, D.H. - (1885-1930), British author of Lady Chatterley's Lover
  • Lawrence, Ernest Orlando - inventor of cyclotron
  • Lawrence, Florence - (died 1890), actor
  • Lawrence, Gertrude - (died 1952), actress
  • Lawrence, Jacob - (1917-c.2000), painter
  • Lawrence, Joey - (born 1976), actor
  • Lawrence, Martin - actor, comedian, producer
  • Lawrence, Steve - (born 1935), entertainer, singer
  • Lawrence, Wendy - astronaut
  • Lawrie, Lee - (1877-1962)
  • Lawson, Alfred - (1869-1954), ball player, aviator, economist, "kook"
  • Lawson, Edward M. - Canadian senator
  • Lawson, Henry - prose and poetry
  • Lawson, Nigel - (born 1932), politician
  • Lawson, Nigella - (born 1960), celebrity chef, writer
  • Lawton, Tommy - (1919-1996), English association footballer
  • Laxness, Halldor - (1903-1998), Icelander novelist
  • Layamon - poet
  • Layton, Irving - (born 1912), poet
  • Lazarus, Emma - (born 1849), poet
  • Lazenby, George - (born 1939), actor
  • Lazzeri, Tony - (1903-1946), Baseball Hall of Famer
  • Lewis, Sinclair - (1885-1951), Arrowsmith, Elmer Gantry, Main Street
  • Luis Cabral - (born 1965), Portuguese Protestant evangelist
  • Luis Cabral - President of Guinea-Bissau (1975-1980)
  • Luis Ramon Campas - (born 1971), Mexican world champion boxer
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