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  • Saadi - (died 1283), Persian poet
  • Saarinen, Eero - (1910-1961), Finnish architect
  • Saarinen, Eliel - (1873-1950), Finnish architect
  • Saba, Umberto - pseudonym of Italian poet Umberto Poli (1883-1957)
  • Saban, Haim - producer
  • Saberhagen, Fred - (born 1930), US science fiction writer
  • Sabine, Edward - (died 1883), astronomer
  • Sabinianus, Pope - (604-606)
  • Sabourin, Romeo - (1923-1944), SOE agent, World War II hero
  • Sabrina actress - American actress
  • Sac Kuk - (died 640) Queen of Palenque
  • Sacagawea - (c. 1787-1812), Native American guide
  • Sacco, Albert - astronaut
  • Sacco, Joe - comic creator
  • Sachar, Louis - Wayside School is Falling Down series
  • Sacher Masoch, Leopold von - (1836-1895), writer
  • Sachs, Curt - (1881-1959), musicologist
  • Sachs, Hans - dramatist, author
  • Sachs, Nelly - (1891-1970), dramatist, author
  • Sachs, Nelly - (1891-1970), dramatist, author
  • Sacks, Oliver - (born 1933), British-born US neurologist
  • Sackville West, Vita - (1892-1962), British landscape gardener
  • Sackville, George Lord Germain - (1716-1785), British Secretary for Armerica in Revolution
  • Sackville, Lionel - (1688-1765) British Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
  • Sadat, Anwar - (1918-1981), president of Egypt
  • Sade, Marquis de - (1740-1814), French erotic and philosophic author
  • Sadler, Marilyn - writer
  • Saebert of Essex - (604-616), King of Essex
  • Saez, Irene - 1981 Miss Universe, Venezuelan politician
  • Safdie, Moshe - architect
  • Safin, Marat - (Russia) Tennis player
  • Safire, William - (born 1929), linguist
  • Safka, Melanie - American singer
  • Saga - emperor of Japan
  • Sagan, Carl - (1934-1996), US astronomer
  • Sahara, Kenji - actor
  • Sahl, Mort - (born 1928), comedian, political commentator
  • Sailer, Toni - (born 1935), 1956 Olympic Games - Won all three gold medals earning himself the Triple Crown of alpine skiing; bo
  • Saimei - (594-661), empress of Japan
  • Saint Gelais, Melin de - (1487-1558), poet
  • Saint Laurent, Yves - (born 1936), fashion designer
  • Saint Phalle, Niki de - French sculptor
  • Sainte Marie, Buffy - (born 1941), singer, songwriter, artist, activist
  • Sakai Saburo - WW2 Japanese fighter ace
  • Sakai, Stan - Japanese-born cartoonist of Usagi Yojimbo fame
  • Sakamoto, Ryuichi - (born 1942), musician, pop composer
  • Sakharov, Andrei - (1921-1989), Soviet physicist, human rights activist, recipient of the Nobel Prize
  • Sakuma Shozan - Japanese politician and scholar
  • Sakuraba, Motoi - composer
  • Sakuramachi - emperor of Japan
  • Sakyamuni Buddha - (born 563 BC), founder of Buddhism
  • Salaberry, Charles de - (1778-1829), soldier
  • Saladin - (1137-1193), victor over Crusaders and founder of the Ayyubid dynasty of Egypt and Syria
  • Salas, Marcelo - (born 1976), football player
  • Salcedo, Diego - (1575-1644), Spaniard bishop, killed by the Tainos
  • Salemi, Joseph - (1902-2003), jazz trombonist
  • Salesbury, William - (c. 1520-c.1584)
  • Salieri, Antonio - (1750-1825), Austrian composer
  • Salinas, Carlos - (born 1948)
  • Salinger, J. D. - (born 1919), US author
  • Salinger, Pierre - (born 1925), political operative
  • Salk, Jonas - (1914-1995), US scientist
  • Sallaberry, Fernando and Nefty - singers, former members of Menudo
  • Sallust - (86 BC-34 BC), historian
  • Salten, Felix - (1869-1945), author (Bambi)
  • Salter, James - author
  • Saltykov Shchedrin, Mikhail - (1826-1889), Russian novelist
  • Salutin, Rick - political writer, essayist editor
  • Samain, Albert - (1858-1900)
  • Samaranch, Juan Antonio - (born 1920), president of the IOC from 1980 to 2001
  • Sambora, Richie - (born 1959), singer/guitarist (Bon Jovi)
  • Sampras, Pete - (born 1971), (United States) Tennis player
  • Samuels, Giovonnie - (born 1985) American actress
  • Samuelson, Paul - (born 1915), economist
  • Samuil of Bulgaria - (died 1014), Tsar of Bulgaria
  • Samy - Cuban hair stylist, TV personality
  • Sanborn, David - (born 1945), musician, Grammy Award winner
  • Sanchez Vicario, Aranxta - (born 1971) Spain tennis player
  • Sanchez Vidal, Juan - (born 1958) Spain collector
  • Sanchez, Alex El Nene - (born 1973), world champion boxer
  • Sanchez, Antonio - actor and producer, known in Puerto Rico also as El Gangster
  • Sanchez, Cristina - (born 1972), Spain bullfighter
  • Sanchez, Hugo - (born 1958), soccer player
  • Sanchez, Javier - (born 12968), tennis player, Aranxta's brother
  • Sanchez, Mario Ernesto - actor, founder of Teatro Avante
  • Sanchez, Ricardo - U.S. General
  • Sanchez, Salvador - (1959-1982), featherweight world champion boxer
  • Sancho I of Portugal - (1185-1211), Portuguese monarch
  • Sancho II of Portugal - (1223-1248), Portuguese monarch
  • Sancho III of Navarre - (c. 985-1035), Castilian monarch
  • Sancho IV of Castile - (1257?-1295), Castilian monarch
  • Sancroft, William - (1616-1693), Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Sancta Maria, Alphonsus A - (1396-1456), 15th century Spanish historian
  • Sand, George - (1804-1876), feminist author
  • Sandage, Allan - (born 1926), astronomer
  • Sandberg, Ryne - (born 1959), baseball star
  • Sandburg, Carl - (1878-1967), poet
  • Sandels, Johan August - (1764-1831), Swedish soldier
  • Sanders, Barry - football player, Wichita, Kansas
  • Sanders, Corrie - (born 1967), world champion boxer
  • Sanders, George - (1906-1972), actor
  • Sanders, Otto Liman von - (1855-1929), General
  • Sandler, Adam - (born 1965), comedian
  • Sandoval, Arturo - (born 1949), Jazz prefromer
  • Sandoval, Richie - (born 1960), world champion boxer
  • Sandow, Eugene - (1867-1925), body builder, circus performer
  • Sanger, Frederick - (born 1918), molecular biologist
  • Sangharakshita - (born 1921), Founder of the Western Buddhist Order
  • Sanjo - emperor of Japan
  • Sankara, Adi - (c. 788-820), Indian composer
  • Sannazaro, Jacopo - (born 1458), Italian poet
  • Sansom Hallowes, Odette - (1912-1995), British SOE agent, WW II heroine
  • Sansovino, Jacopo - sculptor
  • Santana, Carlos - (born 1947), of the band Santana
  • Santayana, George - (1863-1952), US writer
  • Santi, Raffaello - (1483-1520), Italian painter
  • Santiago, Benito - (born 1965), baseball player
  • Santiago, Daniel - (born 1976), basketball player
  • Santiago, Eddie - Puerto Rican Salsa singer
  • Santiago, Maria De Lourdes - Puerto Rican politician, activist, journalist
  • Santillan, Jesica - (1985-2003), patient who received wrong heart and lungs during transplant
  • Santillana, Marques de - (died 1458), Spanish poet
  • Santisteban, Anna - (1914-2003), Puerto Rican beauty queen trainer
  • Santo, Ron - (born 1940), baseball player
  • Santos Dumont, Alberto - (1873-1932), non-rigid airship and airplane
  • Santos Febres, Mayra - Puerto Rican writer
  • Santos, Ahmed - (born 1974), former boxer, columnist
  • Sapir, Edward - (1884-1939), linguist
  • Sapkowski, Andrzej - (born 1948), author
  • Sapp, Bob - (born 1972), boxer, athlete
  • Sappho - ancient Greek poet
  • Saralegui, Cristina - (born 1948), journalist, show host and actress
  • Saramago, Jose - (born 1922), Nobel Prize for Literature 1998
  • Sarandon, Chris - (born 1942), actor
  • Sarandon, Susan - (born 1946), US actor
  • Sarasate, Pablo - (1844-1908), composer
  • Saraste, Jukka Pekka - Finnish conductor
  • Sarazen, Gene - (1902-1999), golfer
  • Sarebresole, Paul - (1875-1911), ragtime songwriter
  • Sarfatti, Margherita - (1880-1961), Italian art connoisseur
  • Sargent, Dick - (1930-1994), actor
  • Sargent, John Singer - (1856-1925), US painter
  • Sargent, Martin - comedian
  • Sargon II of Assyria - (reigned 721 BC-705 BC), Akkad
  • Saroyan, William - (1908-1981), dramatist
  • Sarraute, Nathalie - (1902-1999), writer
  • Sarto, Andrea del - (1487-1531), Italian painter
  • Sartre, Jean-Paul - (1905-1980), French author and philosopher
  • Sasaki Kojiro - famous samurai killed by Miyamoto Musashi
  • Sassoon, Siegfried - (1886-1967), British war poet
  • Satie, Erik - (1866-1925), composer of Musiques d'ameublement
  • Satir, Virginia - (1916-1988), psychologist, psychotherapist
  • Satow, Ernest Mason - (1843-1929), British scholar-diplomat in East Asia
  • Satrapi, Marjane - (born 1969), Iranian graphic novelist
  • Sauerbruch, Ferdinand - (1875-1951), surgeon
  • Saul, John Ralston - (1947-), businessman, essayist, diplomat
  • Saunders, Jennifer - (born 1958), British comedian
  • Sauser, Frederic Louis - (1887-1961), author known as Blaise Cendrars
  • Saussure, Ferdinand de - (1857-1913), linguist
  • Saussure, Horace Benedict de - (1740-1799), botanist
  • Savage, Ben - (born 1980), actor
  • Savage, Fred - (born 1976), actor
  • Savage, John - (1932-2003), former Premier of Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Savage, Michael Joseph - (1872-1940), politician
  • Savalas, Telly - (1924-1994), US author
  • Savard, Serge - (1557-1578), Portuguese monarch
  • Saviola, Javier - (born 1981), athlete
  • Savitch, Jessica - (1947-1983), journalist
  • Savitskaya, Svetlana - astronaut
  • Savon, Felix - amateur boxer
  • Sawa, Devon - (born 1978), actor
  • Sawalha, Julia - (born 1968), (Absolutely Fabulous)
  • Sawalha, Nadia - actress
  • Sawalha, Nadim - (born 1935), actor
  • Sawyer, Diane - (born 1945), journalist
  • Sawyer, Robert J. - Canadian author
  • Sax, Adolphe - (1814-1894), Belgian inventor
  • Saxo Grammaticus - Danish historian
  • Saxon, John - (born 1935), actor
  • Say, Jean Baptiste - (1767-1832), economist
  • Say, Louis - (1774-1840), economist
  • Saycocie, Bounleut - politician in Laos
  • Sayer, Lady Sylvia - (1904-2000), British conservationist
  • Sayers, Dorothy L. - (1893-1957), writer of mystery novels
  • Sayles, John - (born 1950), film director
  • Saylor, Steven - author
  • Saywell, J.T. - Canadian historian
  • Seferis, George - (1900-1971), Nobel prize-winning poet
  • Shaw, George Bernard - (1856-1950), Irish-born British playwright
  • Sienkiewicz, Henryk - (1846-1916), Pole
  • Sillanpaa, Frans Eemil - (1888-1964), Finnish author (Nobel Prize for Literature in 1939)
  • Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr - (born 1918), Russian historian and novelist
  • Steinbeck, John - (1902-1968), US author
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