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  • Ra, Sun - (died 1993), singer-songwriter, musician
  • Raab, Julius - (1881-1964), politician and Austrian Bundeskanzler
  • Rabelais, Francois - (ca. 1493-1553), Renaissance writer
  • Racah, Giulio - (born 1909), Italian mathematician and physicist
  • Rachmaninov, Sergei - (1873-1943), Russian composer
  • Racine, Jean - (1639-1699), classicist playwright
  • Radbruch, Gustav - (born 1878), German law professor
  • Radcliffe, Ann - (1764-1823), writer
  • Radcliffe, Daniel - (born 1989), actor
  • Radek, Karl Bernhardovich - (1885-1939)
  • Rademacher, Pete - (born 1929), boxer
  • Radhakrishnan, Sarvepalli - (1888-1975), Indian philosopher
  • Radishchev, Alexander - (1749-1802), social critic
  • Radner, Gilda - (1946-1989), comedian
  • Rae, John - (1813-1893), travelled widely through the Canadian Arctic
  • Raedwald of East Anglia - (616-627), British monarch
  • Raffarin, Jean-Pierre - (born 1948)
  • Raffles, Thomas Stamford - (1781-1826), founder of Singapore
  • Raft, George - (1895-1980), actor
  • Rafter, Patrick - tennis player
  • Ragnald of the Isle of Man - (1248-1249), king
  • Rahman, Mujibur - (1920-1975), Prime Minister of Bangladesh
  • Rahn, Helmut - athlete
  • Rai, Aishwarya - (born 1973), actress, Miss World, 1994
  • Raikkonen, Kimi - Finnish race driver
  • Raimi, Sam - (born 1959), US director, producer
  • Raimi, Ted - actor
  • Raine, Craig - (born 1944), poet
  • Rainer, Luise - (born 1910), actor
  • Rainey, Gertrude Ma - (1886-1939), blues singer
  • Rainier III of Monaco - (1898-1977), Monaco prince
  • Rains, Claude - (1889-1967), British actor (The Invisible Man, Casablanca)
  • Raitt, Bonnie - (born 1949), singer-songwriter, musician
  • Rajagopalachari, Chakravarti - (1878-1972), Indian statesman, also known as Rajaji
  • Rajanubhab, Damrong - (18621943), Thai prince, administrator, historian
  • Rajneesh, Osho - (1931-1990), Indian spiritualist
  • Raleigh, Sir Walter - (1554?-1618), English explorer
  • Rall, Ted - (born 1963), American political cartoonist
  • Ramakrishna - (1836-1886)
  • Raman, C. V. - (1888-1970), Nobel Prize Physics, 1930
  • Ramanujan, Srinivasa Aaiyangar - (1887-1920), mathematician
  • Rameau, Jean Philippe - (1683-1764), composer, opera composer
  • Ramelow, Carsten - (born 1974), football player, National Team of Germany
  • Rameses II - (c. 1320 BC-1224 BC), Egyptian Pharaoh
  • Rameses III - Egyptian Pharaoh
  • Ramirez, Jose Luis - world champion boxer
  • Ramiro I of Asturias - Asturian monarch
  • Ramis, Harold - (born 1944), actor, comedian, screenwriter, director, producer
  • Ramon, Ilan - (1954-2003), astronaut
  • Ramone, Dee Dee - (1952-2002), musician
  • Ramone, Joey - (1952-2001), musician
  • Ramone, Johnny - (born 1951), musician
  • Ramone, Marky - (born 1956), musician
  • Ramones, Adal - (born 1969), comedian, show host
  • Ramos Horta, Jose - (born 1949)
  • Ramos, Alexis - (born 1982), singer, participant of Protagonistas De La Musica
  • Ramos, Jorge - news reporter
  • Ramos, Ramon - basketball player involved in accident
  • Rampal, Jean Pierre - (1922-2000), French flautist
  • Rampling, Charlotte - (born 1945), actress
  • Ramsay, Allan - (1713-1784), painter
  • Ramsay, William - (born 1852), Scottish chemist
  • Ramses - Egyptian pharaoh
  • Ramsey, Frank P. - (1903-1930), philosopher
  • Rand, Ayn - (1905-1982), US philosopher & Atlas Shrugged writer
  • Rand, Paul - (died 1996), famous American graphic designer of corporate logos
  • Randall, Tony - (born 1920), US actor
  • Randi, James - (born 1928), Canadian-born skeptic and stage magician
  • Randolph, John - (born 1773), politician
  • Randolph, Peyton - US politician
  • Randolph, Thomas - (1605-1635), poet
  • Rank, J. Arthur - (1888-1972), producer
  • Rank, Otto - (1884-1939), pioneer psychologist
  • Rankin, Ian - author
  • Rankin, Jeannette - (1880-1973), the first woman elected to the United States House of Representatives
  • Rankin, Robert - author
  • Rankine, William John Macquorn - (1820-1872), Scottish engineer and physicist
  • Ransome, Arthur - (1884-1967), Swallows and Amazons series
  • Raschi, Victor John Angelo Vic - (1919-1988), Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Rasetti, Franco - (died 2001), physicist
  • Rashid al Din Tabib - vizier and historian, (1247-1318)
  • Rasmussen, Jorgen Skafte - (1878-1964)
  • Rasmussen, Knud Johan Victor - (1879-1933)
  • Rasmussen, Steen Eiler - (1898-1990), Danish architect
  • Rasputin, Grigori - (1872-1919), Russian priest
  • Rathbone, Basil - (1892-1967), South-African born actor
  • Rathenau, Walther - (1867-1922), foreign minister (DDP)
  • Rather, Dan - (born 1931), American news anchor
  • Rattigan, Terence - (1911-1977), dramatist
  • Rattle, Simon - (born 1955), conductor
  • Ratzenberger, John - (1947), actor
  • Ratzenberger, Roland - (died 1994), Formula 1 driver
  • Ratzinger, Joseph - (born 1927), Cardinal
  • Rau, Johannes - (born 1931), federal president (SPD)
  • Rauschenberg, Robert - (born 1925), American visual artist
  • Rautavaara, Tapio - (1915-1979), Finnish singer and athlete
  • Ravaisson Mollien, Jean Gaspard Felix - (died 1900), French philosopher
  • Ravel, Maurice - (1875-1937), French composer
  • Raven, Symone - (born 1985), actress
  • Ravenscroft, Thurl - (born 1914), voice-over actor ("Tony the Tiger")
  • Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan - (1896-1953), author
  • Rawls, John - (1921-2002), philosopher
  • Rawls, Lou - (born 1935), musician
  • Ray, Gene - (born 1927), cubic thinker
  • Ray, James Earl - (1928-1998), confessed to the shooting of Martin Luther King Jr
  • Ray, John - (born 1627), biologist
  • Ray, Johnnie - (1927-1990), singer
  • Ray, Man - (1890-1976), painter, photographer
  • Ray, Robin - (1935-1998), television presenter
  • Ray, Satyajit - (1921-1992), film director
  • Ray, Ted - (1905-1977), British comedian
  • Rayburn, Gene - (1917-1999), game show host
  • Rayburn, Sam - (1881-1961), U.S. Speaker of the House
  • Raymond, John - (1844-1886), U.S. Congressman from Dakota Territory
  • Raymond, Usher - (born 1978), singer, actor
  • Raynald of Chatillon - (died 1187), crusader
  • Reymont, Wladyslaw - (1867-1925), Pole
  • Roger, Martin du Gard - writer
  • Rolland, Romain - (1866-1944), dramatist, winner of Nobel Prize in Literature
  • Russell, Bertrand - (1872-1970), British philosopher
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