People by name, C with Quotes

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C.B. Colby2C.B. Colby (born Carroll Burleigh Colby, September 7, 1904; died October 31, 1977) was a prolific children's book writer of mostly non-fiction works. He wrote approximately 93 books that were widely circulated in public and school libraries in the United States.
Cabell, James Branch143James Branch Cabell (14 April 1879 – 5 May 1958) was an American author of satirical fantasy works, most notably The Cream of the Jest, Jurgen : A Comedy of Justice, Figures of Earth, and other works in the series known as Biography of the Life of Manuel.
Cabibbo, Nicola2Nicola Cabibbo (April 10, 1935 – August 16, 2010) was an Italian physicist, best known for work on the weak nuclear interaction. He was also the president of the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics from 1983 to 1992, and since 1993 he is the president of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.
Cable, Vincent6John Vincent Cable (born 9 May 1943) is a British politician, MP for Twickenham, the Liberal Democrats' Deputy Leader, and the Business Secretary under Prime Minister David Cameron.
Cabral, Facundo1Facundo Cabral (May 22, 1937 – July 9, 2011) was an Argentine singer and songwriter.
Cabral, Milagros3Milagros Cabral (born October 17, 1978) is a Dominican Republic professional volleyballer for the Dominican Republic national team.
Cadbury, Dominic1Sir Nicholas Dominic Cadbury (born 12 May 1940) is a British businessman and member of the Cadbury chocolate manufacturing dynasty. He is also the sixth Chancellor of University of Birmingham.
Cadigan, Pat15Pat Cadigan (born September 10, 1953) is an American-born science fiction author, whose work is described as part of the cyberpunk movement.
Caen, Herb10Herbert Eugene Caen (April 3, 1916 – February 1, 1997) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist working in San Francisco.
Caesar, Irving4Irving Caesar (4 July 1895 – 18 December 1996), originally known as Isidor Caesar, was a prominent Jewish-American lyricist and theater composer who wrote lyrics for "Swanee," "Sometimes I'm Happy," "Crazy Rhythm," and "Tea for Two," one of the most frequently recorded tunes ever written.
Caesar, Julius19Gaius Iulius Caesar (Classical Latin: GAIVS IVLIVS CÆSAR) (12 July 100 BC – 15 March 44 BC) was a Roman religious, military, and political leader. He played an important part in the transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire. His conquest of Gaul extended the Roman world all the way to the Atlantic Ocean, with the first Roman invasion of Britainia in 55 BC. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest military geniuses of all time, as well as a brilliant politician and one of the ancient world's strongest leaders.
Cafferty, Jack8Jack Cafferty (born 14 December 1942) is a CNN commentator and a host of the weekend financial show In The Money. In the summer of 2005, Cafferty joined The Situation Room, CNN's new weekday afternoon newscast.
Cage, John18John Milton Cage Jr. (September 5, 1912 – August 12, 1992) was an American composer. A pioneer of chance music, electronic music and non-standard use of musical instruments, Cage was one of the leading figures of the post-war avant-garde and, in the opinion of many, the most influential American composer of the 20th century.
Cagney, James2James Francis Cagney, Jr. (July 17, 1899 – March 30, 1986) was an American film actor who won acclaim for a wide variety of roles and won the Oscar for Best Actor in 1942 for his role in Yankee Doodle Dandy.
Cahn, Sammy7Sammy Cahn (June 18, 1913 – January 15, 1993) was an American lyricist, songwriter and musician.
Cain, Herman40Herman Cain (born December 13, 1945) is an American businessman, politician, radio host of The Herman Cain Show in Atlanta, Georgia, former chairman and CEO of Godfather's Pizza, and former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He was a candidate for the Republican nomination for the 2012 United States presidential election.
Cain, Susan32Susan Cain (born 1968) is an American writer and lecturer, and author of the 2012 non-fiction book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, which argues that modern Western culture misunderstands and undervalues the traits and capabilities of introverted people.
Cajori, Florian15Florian Cajori (1859–1930) was an American professor of mathematics and physics. He was one of the most celebrated historians of mathematics in his day. Cajori's A History of Mathematics (1894) was the first popular presentation of the history of mathematics in the United States and his 1928–29 History of Mathematical Notations has been described as "unsurpassed."
Cajori, Florian29Alexander Bryan Johnson (May 29, 1786 – September 9, 1867) was an American philosopher, author and banker. He was also admitted to the bar, but never practiced. Johnson had a particular interest in the study of the relationships between language and knowledge.
Calder-Marshall, Arthur3Arthur Calder-Marshall (19 August 1908 – 17 April 1992) was an English novelist, essayist, critic, memoirist and biographer. He also wrote as William Drummond and R. D. Mascott.
Calder, Alexander2Alexander Calder (August 22, 1898 – November 11, 1976) was an American sculptor known as the originator of the mobile, a type of kinetic sculpture made with delicately balanced or suspended components which move in response to motor power or air currents.
Calder, Nigel4Nigel Calder (born December 2, 1931) is a British science writer.
Calderón de la Barca, Pedro6Pedro Calderón de la Barca (January 17, 1600 – May 25, 1681) was a Spanish dramatist and poet.
Calderón, Sila María2Sila María Calderón Serra (born September 23, 1942) was the seventh Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico from 2001 to 2005. She is the only woman ever elected to that office. Prior to being Governor, Calderón held various positions in the Government of Puerto Rico, including Secretary of State and Chief of Staff. She was also Mayor of San Juan, the Capital of Puerto Rico.
Caldwell, Taylor12Janet Miriam Holland Taylor Caldwell (September 7, 1900 – August 30, 1985) was an Anglo-American novelist and author of popular fiction, also known by the pen names Marcus Holland and Max Reiner, and by her married name of J. Miriam Reback.
Cale, John15John Cale (born 9 March 1942) is a Welsh musician (viola, bass, piano, guitar and others), composer and record producer who was a founding member of the experimental rock band The Velvet Underground.
Calgacus1Calgacus, according to Tacitus, was a chieftain of the Caledonian Confederacy who fought the Roman army of Gnaeus Julius Agricola at the Battle of Mons Graupius in northern Scotland in AD 83 or 84.
Calhoun, John C.20John Caldwell Calhoun (March 18, 1782 – March 31, 1850) was an American politician from South Carolina during the first half of the 19th century. A Democrat, he served as the seventh Vice President of the United States, first under John Quincy Adams (1825–1829) and then under Andrew Jackson (1829–1832), but resigned the Vice Presidency to enter the United States Senate, where he had more power. He also served in the United States House of Representatives (1810–1817) and was both Secretary of War (1817–1824) and Secretary of State (1844–1845).
Caligula11Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (31 August 12 – 24 January 41), most commonly known as Caligula, was the third Roman Emperor and a member of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, ruling from 37 to 41. "Caligula" was actually a childhood nickname meaning "Little Soldier's boots" that he came to hate.
Calisher, Hortense1Hortense Calisher (December 20, 1911 – January 13, 2009) was an American novelist.
Callaghan, James28Leonard James Callaghan, Baron Callaghan of Cardiff (27 March 1912 – 26 March 2005) was a UK politician; Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1976–1979)
Callas, Maria58Maria Callas Μαρία Κάλλας (2 December 1923 – 16 September 1977) was a famous and controversial opera singer of the 20th century.
Callimachus9Callimachus of Cyrene (c. 310 BC – c. 240 BC) was a Greek poet, critic and bibliographer, of Libyan birth. He is considered the most influential figure of the Alexandrian school.
Calloway, Northern2Northern J. Calloway (January 22, 1948 – January 9, 1990) played David on Sesame Street from 1971 through 1989, and also voiced Muppet characters such as Same Sound Brown.
Calonne, Charles Alexandre1Charles Alexandre de Calonne (20 January 1734, Douai – 30 October 1802, Paris) was a French statesman, best known for his involvement in the French Revolution.
Calverley, Charles Stuart10Charles Stuart Calverley (December 22, 1831 – February 17, 1884) was an English poet. He was the literary father of what has been called "the university school of humour".
Calvin Trillin2Calvin (Bud) Marshall Trillin (born December 5, 1935) is an American journalist, humorist, and novelist.
Calvin, John93John Calvin (July 10 1509 – May 27 1564) was a major French Protestant theologian during the Protestant Reformation; he is renowned for his teaching and infamous for his role in the execution of Michael Servetus.
Calvino, Italo14Italo Calvino (October 15, 1923 – September 19, 1985) was an Italian journalist and writer of short stories and novels. Lionized in Britain and America, he was, at the time of his death, the most-translated contemporary Italian writer.
Calzaghe, Joe1Joe Calzaghe MBE (born 23 March 1972 in Hammersmith, London, England), also known as "The Pride of Wales", is a Welsh boxer of Italian and Welsh descent, currently living in Cwmbran, Wales, and is one of the pound for pound top 10 boxers in the world according to the Ring Magazine.The Ring Ratings, publisher: The Ring, retrieved: 2007-03-23
Camargo, Hebe3Hebe Camargo (born March 8, 1929) is a Brazilian television presenter, actress and singer.
Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of8Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (born Catherine Elizabeth Middleton on 9 January 1982), often called Kate, is the wife of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, their marriage having occured on 29 April 2011.
Cameron, David38David William Donald Cameron (born 9 October 1966) is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and leader of the Conservative Party. He is the son of a stockbroker and attended Eton College and Brasenose College, Oxford; he worked as an assistant to senior Cabinet ministers (including Norman Lamont) during the Major government, and then as Director of Corporate Affairs for Carlton Communications before he became MP for Witney in 2001.
Cameron, James10Mark James Cameron (1911-07-17 – 1985-01-26) was a British journalist, travel-writer and historian, whose work bears the impress of his socialist and pacifist convictions.
Cameron, James9James Francis Cameron (born 16 August 1954) is a Canadian-born film director and screenwriter whose most famous works include The Terminator, Aliens, Titanic and Avatar.
Cameron, Julia18Julia Cameron (born 4 March 1948) is an American teacher, author, artist, poet, playwright, novelist, filmmaker, composer, and journalist, most famous for her book The Artist's Way (1992).
Camilla Duchess Of Cornwall18Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (Camilla Rosemary; née Shand, previously Parker Bowles; born 17 July 1947) is the second wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, heir apparent to Queen Elizabeth II and a member of the British Royal Family.
Camoes, Luis Vaz de54Luís Vaz de Camões (or de Camoens) (c. 1524 – June 10 1580) is considered the national poet of Portugal. He wrote lyric poems in both Portuguese and Spanish, but is best remembered for his Os Lusíadas, an epic about the voyages of Vasco de Gama, their connection with the manipulations of the Roman gods, the History of Portugal and the personal opinions of the author on subjects such as greed and jealousy.
Campanella, Tommaso3Tommaso Campanella (5 September 1568 – 21 May 1639) was an Italian philosopher, theologian, astrologer, and poet.
Campbell-Bannerman, Henry11Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman GCB (September 7, 1836 – April 22, 1908) was a British Liberal statesman who served as Prime Minister from December 5, 1905 until resigning due to ill health on April 3, 1908. No previous First Lord of the Treasury had been officially called "Prime Minister"; this term only came into official usage after he took office. In the 1906 general election he led the Liberal Party to their biggest ever majority.
Campbell, John W.3John Wood Campbell, Jr. (8 June 1910 – 11 July 1971) was an influential American science fiction editor and writer, known for his challenges to writers.
Campbell, Joseph51Joseph Campbell (26 March 1904 – 30 October 1987) was an American professor, writer, and orator most famous for his work in the fields of comparative mythology and comparative religion.
Campbell, Menzies8Sir (Walter) Menzies Campbell CBE QC (born 22 May 1941) is a British politician. An Olympic sprinter in his youth, he worked as an Advocate at the Scottish bar before being elected as the Liberal Member of Parliament for North East Fife. He was elected leader of the Liberal Democrats on 2 March 2006, but announced his resignation on 15 October 2007 after criticism of his performance.
Campbell, Mrs Patrick6Beatrice Stella Tanner Campbell (9 February 1865 – 10 April 1940) was a British actress, the first actress to play "Eliza Doolittle", in George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion (which was the inspiration for the musical My Fair Lady). Born Beatrice Stella Tanner she was most commonly known as Mrs. Patrick Campbell or "Mrs. Pat" in reference to her first husband, who died in the Boer War.
Campbell, Neve2Neve Adrianne Campbell (born 3 October 1973) is a Canadian film and television actress.
Campbell, Roy12Ignatius Royston Dunnachie Campbell (2 October 1901 – 23 April 1957) was a South African poet, satirist and translator.
Campbell, Simone1Simone Campbell, S.S.S. (born October 22, 1945), is an American Roman Catholic Religious Sister, lawyer, lobbyist and executive director of NETWORK. She belongs to the Sisters of Social Service. Campbell led the Nuns on the Bus project, in which she also participated.
Campbell, Thomas62Thomas Campbell (July 27, 1777 – June 15, 1844) was a Scottish poet, who served as Lord Rector of Glasgow University (1826–1829).
Campfield, Stacey7Stacey Campfield (born June 8, 1968) in Vestal, New York, moved to Knoxville, TN at age 25, is an American politican, who served as member of the Tennessee House of Representatives from 2005 to 2010, and has served as a member of the Tennessee Senate since 2010. On August 7, 2014, Campfield was defeated 66%-28% in the Republican state senate primary by Knox County Commissioner Richard Briggs
Campion, Thomas5Thomas Campion (sometimes Campian) (February 12, 1567 – March 1, 1620) was an English composer, poet and physician.
Campos, Pedro Albizu1Pedro Albizu Campos (September 12, 1891 – April 21, 1965) was the leader and president of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party and avid advocate of Puerto Rican independence from the United States by whatever means necessary.
Camus, Albert173Albert Camus (November 7 1913 – January 4 1960) was a French Pied-Noir author, Absurdist philosopher and winner of the 1957 Nobel Prize for Literature.
Canaris, Wilhelm12Wilhelm Franz Canaris (January 1, 1887 – April 9, 1945) was a German admiral and head of the Abwehr, the German military intelligence service, from 1935 to 1944. Together with his deputy General Hans Oster, military jurist General Karl Sack, theologian Rev. Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Ludwig Gehre, Canaris was dragged naked before witnesses and then executed on April 9, 1945.
Canetti, Elias39Elias Canetti (25 July 1905 – 14 August 1994) was a Bulgarian modernist novelist, playwright, memoirist, and non-fiction writer. He wrote in German and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1981.
Cannavaro, Fabio8Fabio Cannavaro, Cavaliere OMRI (born September 13, 1973) is an Italian FIFA World Cup-winning footballer and captain of Italy who currently plays for Juventus Turin.
Canning, George11George Canning (11 April 1770 – 8 August 1827) was a British statesman and politician who served as Foreign Secretary and, briefly, Prime Minister.
Cannon, Gus1Gus Cannon (September 12, 1883 – October 15, 1979) was an American blues musician and songwriter.
Cannon, James P.6James P. Cannon (February 11, 1890 – August 21, 1974) was an American Trotskyist communist leader. Cannon was the leading founder of the Socialist Workers Party.
Cannon, Joseph Gurney8Joseph Gurney Cannon (May 7, 1836 – November 12, 1926) was an American politician from Illinois and leader of the Republican Party. Cannon served as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1903 to 1911, and historians generally consider him to be the most dominant Speaker in United States history, with such control over the House that he could often control debate.
Cannonball Adderley3Julian Edwin "Cannonball" Adderley (September 15, 1928 – August 8, 1975), originally from Tampa, Florida, was a jazz alto saxophonist of the small combo era of the 1950s and 1960s.
Canseco, José2José Canseco Capas, Jr. (born July 2, 1964) is a former outfielder and designated hitter in Major League Baseball, and is the twin brother of former major league player Ozzie Canseco.
Cantona, Eric4Eric Cantona (born May 24, 1966) is a French former footballer of the 1990s. He ended his professional footballing career at Manchester United where he won four F.A. Premiership titles in five years, including two FA Cup "doubles". Cantona is often regarded as having played a major "talismanic" role in the revival of Manchester United as a footballing powerhouse, and was voted their player of the century in 2000.
Cantor, Eddie3Eddie Cantor (January 31, 1892 – October 10, 1964), born Edward Israel Iskowitz, was an American singer, actor, comedian and songwriter.
Cantor, Eric1Eric Ivan Cantor (born June 6, 1963) is the American politician, and U.S. Representative for Virginia's 7th congressional district, of the Republican Party. He is House Majority Leader.
Cantor, Georg32Georg Ferdinand Ludwig Philipp Cantor (3 March 1845 – 6 January 1918) was a Russian-born mathematician and philosopher of Danish and Austrian descent, most famous as the creator of set theory, and of Cantor's theorem which implies the existence of an "infinity of infinities."
Cao Cao4Cáo Cāo (曹操; 155 – 220 March 15) was a Chinese military leader, a regional warlord and the penultimate Chancellor of the Eastern Han Dynasty who rose to great power during its final years in ancient China. As one of the central figures of the Three Kingdoms period, he laid the foundations for what was to become the Kingdom of Wei (also known as Cáo Wèi) and was posthumously titled Emperor Wu of Wei (魏武帝)
Cao Gangchuan1Cao Gangchuan (simplified Chinese: 曹刚川; traditional Chinese: 曹剛川; pinyin: Cáo Gāng Chuān) (born December 1935) is vice chairman of Central Military Commission and former Minister of National Defense of the People's Republic of China.
Capa, Robert1Robert Capa (October 22, 1913 – May 25, 1954) was a photojournalist.
Capablanca, José Raúl2José Raúl Capablanca y Graupera (November 19, 1888 – March 8, 1942) was a Cuban world-class chess master in the early to mid-twentieth century. He was world chess champion between 1921 and 1927.
Capek, Karel51Karel Čapek (January 9, 1890 – December 25, 1938) was a Czech author and playwright, who introduced and made popular the word robot as a word for artificial human beings, which first appeared in his play R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) in 1920.
Capitini, Aldo46Aldo Capitini (23 December 1899 – 19 October 1968) was an Italian philosopher, poet, political activist, anti-Fascist and educator.
Caplan, Bryan2Bryan Caplan (born 1971) is a libertarian George Mason University professor of economics.
Caplin, Mortimer1Mortimer Maxwell Caplin (born July 11, 1916) is an American lawyer and educator and founding member of Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered.
Capone, Al7Alphonse Gabriel Capone (17 January 1899 – 25 January 1947), popularly known as Al "Scarface" Capone, was a famous American gangster in the 1920s and 1930s.
Capote, Truman20Truman Capote (30 September 1924 – 25 August 1984), born Truman Streckfus Persons, was an American writer.
Capra, Fritjof42Fritjof Capra (born February 1, 1939) is an Austrian-born American physicist, author and founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California.
Captain Beefheart3Captain Beefheart stage name of Don Van Vliet (January 15, 1941 – December 17, 2010) was an American musician and painter.
Captain Horatio Hornblower20Captain Horatio Hornblower is a 1951 film about the adventures of a British Royal Navy captain during the Napoleonic Wars. It starred Gregory Peck in the title role.
Caraco, Albert14Albert Caraco (8 July 1919 – 7 September 1971) was a French-Uruguayan philosopher, writer, essayist and poet of Turkish Jewish descent. He is best known for his two major works, Post Mortem (1968) and posthumously published Bréviaire du chaos (1982). He is often compared to the philosophers and writers such as Emil Cioran, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Nicolás Gómez Dávila and Friedrich Nietzsche.
Caratacus3Caratācos, or in Latin Caratacus or Caractacus, was a king of the Catuvellauni during the mid-1st century AD. His attempt to halt the Roman invasion of Britain ended in defeat and captivity.
Card, Orson Scott391Orson Scott Card (born August 24, 1951) is an American author working in numerous genres. He is best known for his novel Ender's Game and its many sequels. Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead were both awarded the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award.
Cardano, Gerolamo1Gerolamo Cardano (September 24, 1501 – September 21, 1576) was an Italian Renaissance mathematician, physician, astrologer and gambler, applying probability calculus to games of chance.
Cardozo, Benjamin N.47Benjamin Nathan Cardozo (24 May 1870 – 9 July 1938) was a long-time Justice of the Court of Appeals of New York, where his opinions included many declarations that would become famous in legal circles; he was appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States in 1932.
Cardus, Neville9Sir Neville Cardus (2 April 1889 – 28 February 1975) was a celebrated British journalist. He was a music and cricket writer for the Manchester Guardian.
Carew, Dudley3Dudley Carew (1903 – 22 March 1981) was an English journalist. He was a special correspondent of The Times in the 1920s and 1930s, and reported on cricket matches for the paper.
Carew, Thomas10Thomas Carew (pronounced like "Carey") (1595 – March 22, 1640) was an English poet.
Carey, Alex2Alex Carey (1922–1988) was an Australian author and psychologist.
Carey, Drew2Drew Allison Carey (born May 23, 1958) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, singer, dancer, host, television personality, voice artist, and comedian, best known for his black-rimmed glasses.
Carey, Henry10Henry Carey (c. August 26, 1687 – October 5, 1743) was an English poet, dramatist and song-writer. He is remembered as an anti-Walpolean satirist and also as a patriot. Several of his melodies continue to be sung today, and he was widely praised in the generation after his death.
Carey, Mariah36Mariah Carey (born 27 March 1970), is an American singer-songwriter and actress.
Carey, Peter2Peter Carey (born 7 May, 1943), Australian novelist and writer. Winner of several literary awards (twice Booker Prize winner, three times Miles Franklin Award winner).
Carey, William9William Carey (17 August 1761 – 9 June 1834) was an English Baptist missionary and a Reformed Baptist minister, known as the "father of modern missions" and one of the founders of the Baptist Missionary Society. As a missionary in the Danish colony, Serampore, India, he translated the Bible into Bengali, Sanskrit, and numerous other languages and dialects.
Cariola, Karol3Karol Cariola (born 1987) is a Chilean midwife, former student union leader and the current General Secretary of the Communist Youth of Chile. Cariola came to prominence during the 2011 student Chilean unrest which caught international attention and saw students go on strike for almost a whole academic year - in protest of the private education system. She is currently a Communist Party candidate for the Chilean national congress for the November 2013 parliamentary elections.
Carl Czerny8Carl Czerny (21 February 1791 – 15 July 1857) was an Austrian composer, teacher, and pianist.
Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi2Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi (December 10, 1804 – February 18, 1851), widely known as Gustav Jacobi, was a German mathematician.
Carl Linnaeus23Carl Linnaeus (23 May, 1707– 10 January, 1778) was a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, who laid the foundations for the modern biological naming scheme of binomial nomenclature. He is known as the father of modern taxonomy, and is also considered one of the fathers of modern ecology.
Carl Rowan21Carl Rowan (August 11, 1925 - September 23, 2000) columnist and former ambassador.
Carl Schmitt17Carl Schmitt (11 July 1888 – 7 April 1985) Weimar and Nazi jurist and critic of parliamentarism and liberalism.
Carl Schurz8Carl Schurz (2 March 1829 – 14 May 1906) was a German revolutionist, American statesman and reformer, and Union Army general in the American Civil War.
Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden7Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (full name: Carl Gustaf Folke Hubertus ˈkʰɑːɭ ˈɡɵ̞stɑːv ˈfɔlˌkɛ hɵ̞bɛˈʈɵ̞s, born 30 April 1946) is the reigning King of Sweden. On 15 September 1973, he succeeded his grandfather Gustaf VI Adolf. He is the only son of Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
Carle, Eric1Eric Carle (born 25 June 1929) is a children's book author and illustrator.
Carleton, Will10Will Carleton (October 21, 1845 – December 18, 1912) was an American poet, who wrote mostly about rural life.
Carlin, George93George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was a Grammy-winning American stand-up comedian, actor and author, noted especially for his irreverent attitude and his observations on politics, language, psychology and religion as well as some taboo subjects.
Carlos Castaneda1Carlos Castaneda (December 25, 1925 – April 27, 1998) was a Peruvian-American author with a Ph.D. in anthropology.
Carlsen, Magnus7Magnus Carlsen (born 30 November 1990) is a Norwegian chess Grandmaster who is currently the number one ranked player in the world. In January 2010 he became the seventh player ranked number one in the world on the official FIDE rating list.
Carlson, Richard20Richard Carlson Ph.D. (16 May 1961 – 13 December 2006) was an author and motivational speaker who became famous with his best-selling book Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…and it’s all Small Stuff (1997), and was forced to use the phrasing because of an earlier book entitled, "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, P.S. It's All Small Stuff," was a book title published in 1988 by Michael R. Mantell, Ph.D.
Carlyle, Jane Welsh12Jane Welsh Carlyle (January 14 1801 – April 21 1866) was the wife of Thomas Carlyle and a well-known writer of letters.
Carlyle, Thomas391Thomas Carlyle (December 4 1795 – February 5 1881) was a Scottish essayist, satirist, and historian, whose work was hugely influential during the Victorian era. He was the husband of Jane Welsh Carlyle.
Carmack, John D.25John D. Carmack II (born August 20, 1970) is an American game programmer, founder of Armadillo Aerospace, and a co-founder and former technical director of id Software.
Carman, Bliss5Bliss Carman (April 15 1861 – June 8, 1929) was a preeminent Canadian poet. Born William Bliss Carman, he published under his mother's surname, Bliss.
Carmichael, Amy2Amy Wilson Carmichael (December 16, 1867 – January 18, 1951) was a Protestant Christian missionary in India, who opened an orphanage and founded a mission in Dohnavur. She served in India for 55 years without furlough and wrote many books about the missionary work there. She was also a prolific poet.
Carmichael, Hoagy3Hoagy Carmichael (November 22, 1899 – December 27, 1981) was an American composer, pianist, singer, actor, and bandleader. He wrote the music for many songs, but rarely wrote the lyrics.
Carmichael, Ian4Ian Carmichael OBE (18 June 1920 – 5 February 2010) was an English film, stage, television and radio actor.
Carmichael, Stokely5Stokely Carmichael (June 29, 1941 – November 15, 1998), also known as Kwame Ture, was a Black Power and Pan-Africanist activist born in Trinidad, moved to the United States, then later in his life, Guinea. Leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Black Panthers.
Carnap, Rudolf22Rudolf Carnap (May 18, 1891 – September 14, 1970) was a German-born philosopher who was active in Europe before 1935 and in the United States thereafter. He was a major member of the Vienna Circle and an advocate of logical positivism.
Carnegie, Andrew14Andrew Carnegie (25 November 1835 – 11 August 1919) was a Scottish-American businessman, a major philanthropist, and the founder of the Carnegie Steel Company, which later became U.S. Steel.
Carnegie, Dale9Dale Breckenridge Carnegie originally Carnagey until 1919 (November 24, 1888 – November 1, 1955) was an American writer, lecturer and the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking and interpersonal skills. Born in poverty on a farm in Missouri, he was the author of How to Win Friends and Influence People, first published in 1936, a massive bestseller that remains popular today. He also wrote a biography of Abraham Lincoln, entitled Lincoln the Unknown, as well as several other books.
Carney, Julia Abigail Fletcher7Julia Abigail Fletcher Carney (6 April 1823 – 1 November 1908), born Julia Fletcher, was an American Universalist educator and poet, whose works began to be published when she was 14, and who later wrote under various pseudonyms.
Carnot, Lazare2Lazare Nicolas Marguerite, Comte Carnot (13 May 1753 – 2 August 1823), the Organizer of Victory in the French Revolutionary Wars, was a French politician, engineer, freemason and mathematician.
Caroline, Princess of Hanover3Caroline, Princess of Hanover (Caroline Louise Marguerite; born 23 January 1957), is the eldest child of Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, and the American actress Grace Kelly. She is the elder sister of Prince Albert II and Princess Stéphanie. Until the births of Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques of Monaco in December 2014 she had been heir presumptive to the throne of Monaco since 2005, a position which she previously held from 1957 to 1958.
Carolyn Parrish1Carolyn Parrish (born October 3, 1946) is a Canadian politician, former member of the Canadian House of Commons and former teacher.
Carpenter, Charisma1Charisma Carpenter (born July 23, 1970) is an American actress of Mexican and Cherokee descent. She is best known for playing the character Cordelia Chase in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off Angel.
Carpenter, Edward10Edward Carpenter (29 August 1844 – 28 June 1929) was an English socialist poet, socialist philosopher, anthologist, and early gay activist.
Carpenter, Joseph Edwards2Joseph Edwards Carpenter (2 November 1813 – 6 May 1885) was an English playwright and songwriter.
Carr, E. H.1Edward Hallett "Ted" Carr, CBE (28 June 1892 – 3 November 1982) was a liberal realist and later left-wing British historian, journalist and international relations theorist, and an opponent of empiricism within historiography.
Carr, Emily1Emily Carr (13 December 1871 – 2 March 1945) was a Canadian artist and writer.
Carr, Jimmy20James Anthony Patrick Carr Jr (born 15 September 1972 in Slough, England) is an English comedian, author, actor and presenter of radio and television, known for his deadpan, satirical and often very dark humour.
Carr, Nicholas G.7Nicholas G. Carr (born 1959) is an American writer who has published books and articles on technology, business, and culture.
Carra, Carlo15Carlo Carrà (February 11, 1881 – April 13, 1966) was a leading artist of the Italian Futurist movement. In addition to his many paintings, he wrote a number of articles concerning art and Futurism.
Carrabba, Chris9Christopher Ender Carrabba (born April 10, 1975) is an american musician and the lead singer and guitarist of the acoustic-alternative band Dashboard Confessional. He also writes lyrics.
Carré, John le28John le Carré is the pen-name of David John Moore Cornwell (born 19 October 1931), a British writer of spy novels, and a former spy himself.
Carrel, Alexis4Alexis Carrel (28 June 1873 – 5 November 1944) was a French surgeon and biologist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1912.
Carrey, Jim12James Eugene Redmond "Jim" Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a Canadian film actor and comedian. He is known for his manic, slapstick performances in comedy films such as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective; Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls; The Mask; Dumb and Dumber; Me, Myself & Irene; Fun with Dick and Jane; The Cable Guy; Liar Liar; Bruce Almighty; and Batman Forever. Carrey has also achieved critical success in dramatic roles in films such as The Truman Show, Man on the Moon, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. He also provides the voice for Horton the Elephant in the animated feature film Horton Hears a Who!, released on March 14, 2008. The film was his first animated feature role. He has won two Golden Globe Awards.
Carrol, Tom1Tom Carroll (born 29 November 1961 in Newport, New South Wales) is a former Australian surfer. He won the Australian Junior Title in 1978, the Pro Juniors in 1977 and 1980, the 1983 and 1984 ASP World Title, and the 1987 Pipe Masters. He was the first surfing millionaire after signing a contract with Quiksilver in 1989
Carroll, John58John Carroll (born 1944) is Professor of Sociology at La Trobe University, and author of Puritan, Paranoid, Remissive, Guilt, Ego and Soul, Humanism: The Rebirth and Wreck of Western Culture, and Intruders In The Bush: The Australian Quest For Identity.
Carroll, Lewis129Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898) was a British author, mathematician, Anglican clergyman, logician, and amateur photographer, more famous under the pen name Lewis Carroll.
Carroll, Peter J.38Peter James Carroll (born 8 January 1953) is a modern occultist, author, cofounder of the Illuminates of Thanateros, and practitioner of chaos magic theory.
Carroll, Robert Todd6Robert Todd Carroll (born 1945) is an American writer and academic. He is the Philosophy Department chairman at Sacramento City College, and the author of several books, skeptical essays, and the online Skeptic's Dictionary.
Carroll, Sean1Sean M. Carroll (born 1966) is an American theoretical cosmologist, and senior research associate in the Department of Physics at the California Institute of Technology, specializing in dark energy and general relativity.
Carson, Anne4Anne Carson (born June 21, 1950) is a Canadian poet, and professor of Classics and comparative literature at the University of Michigan.
Carson, Ben126Benjamin Solomon "Ben" Carson, Sr. (born September 18, 1951) is a neurosurgeon and the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States, by President George W. Bush in 2008.
Carson, Edward8Edward Henry Carson, Baron Carson PC (9 February 1854 – 22 October 1935) was a leader of the Irish Unionists, a barrister and a judge.
Carson, Johnny4John William Carson (23 October 1925 – 23 January 2005) was an American actor, comedian, writer, and host of The Tonight Show from 1962 to 1992.
Carson, Rachel22Rachel Louise Carson (27 May 1907 – 14 April 1964) was an American biologist and writer.
Carter, Angela7Angela Carter (May 7, 1940 – February 16, 1992) was an English novelist and journalist, known for her post-feminist magical realist and science fiction works.
Carter, Ashton8Ashton Baldwin "Ash" Carter (born September 24, 1954) is the United States Secretary of Defense. He is also a physicist, and a former Harvard University professor of Science and International Affairs.
Carter, Chris7Chris Carter (born 13 October 1957) is a television and film producer, director and writer. After beginning his television career working on television films for Walt Disney Studios, Carter rose to fame in the early 1990s after creating the science fiction television series The X-Files for the Fox network.
Carter, Elliott6Elliott Carter (11 December 1908 – 5 November 2012) was an American composer of classical music.
Carter, Howard5Howard Carter (May 9, 1874 – March 2, 1939) was an English archaeologist and Egyptologist.
Carter, Jimmy99James Earl Carter, Jr. (born 1 October 1924) is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. In 1982 he established the Carter Center, as a base for promoting human rights, democracy, finding peaceful solutions to international conflicts, and advancing economic and social development, for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. He is a key figure in the Habitat for Humanity project, and has been noted for his criticism of Israel's role in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.
Carter, Lin20Linwood Vrooman (Lin) Carter (June 9, 1930 – February 7, 1988) was a prolific American author of science fiction and fantasy, as well as an editor, poet and critic.
Carter, Stephen L.11Stephen L. Carter (born October 26, 1954) is an American law professor, legal- and social-policy writer, columnist, and novelist. He is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School, where he has taught since 1982. He earned a B.A. from Stanford University in 1976 and a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1979. After graduation, Carter clerked for US Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.
Carter, Sydney25Sydney Carter (6 May 1915 – 13 March 2004) was an English Quaker poet and songwriter.
Cartier-Bresson, Henri2Henri Cartier-Bresson (22 August 1908 – 3 August 2004) was a French photographer. He was commonly considered the undisputed master of candid photography using the small-format 35mm rangefinder camera.
Cartland, Barbara5Dame Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland DBE CStJ (9 July 1901 – 21 May 2000) was an English writer, and one of the most successful authors of romance novels of all time, specialising in historical love themes.
Cartwright, Nancy6Nancy Campbell Cartwright (born October 25, 1957) is an American film and television actress, comedienne and voice artist. Noted for her long-running role as Bart Simpson on the animated television series The Simpsons, she also voices other characters on The Simpsons, including Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, Kearney and Database.
Carus, Paul9Paul Carus (18 July 1852 – 11 February 1919) was a German-American author, editor, translator, student of comparative religion, and monist philosopher.
Carver, George Washington25George Washington Carver (12 July 1864 – 5 January 1943) was an African-American botanist who worked in agricultural extension in the southern United States.
Carville, James19James Carville (born October 25, 1944) is a liberal American political consultant, commentator, media personality, and pundit. Also known as the "Ragin' Cajun" or "Corporal Cue Ball", Carville gained national attention for his work as the lead strategist of the successful 1992 presidential campaign of then-Arkansas governor Bill Clinton. Carville was the co-host of CNN's Crossfire until its final broadcast in June 2005. Since its cancellation, he has appeared on CNN's new program The Situation Room. As of 2006, he currently hosts a weekly program on XM Radio entitled 60/20 Sports with Luke Russert, son of NBC's Tim Russert. He is the husband of Mary Matalin.
Cary, Alice4Alice Cary (April 26, 1820 – February 12, 1871) was a poet born near Cincinnati, Ohio.
Cary, Phoebe4Phoebe Cary (September 4, 1824 – July 31, 1871), with her older sister Alice Cary, co-published poems in 1849. They lived on the Clovernook farm in North College Hill, Ohio.
Casa, Giovanni Della2Giovanni della Casa (28 July 1503 – 14 November 1556), was a Florentine poet, writer on etiquette and society, diplomat, and inquisitor.
Casals, Pablo5Pau Casals (29 December 1876 – 22 October 1973), born Pau Casals i Defilló, was a Spanish cellist and conductor.
Casanova, Giacomo43Giacomo Casanova (2 April 1725 – 4 June 1798) was an Italian adventurer and author; also known as Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
Casas, Bartolomé de las16Bartolomé de las Casas (November 1484 – July 1566) was a 16th century Spanish priest and a settler in the New World, where he witnessed the brutal torture and genocide of the Native Americans by the Spanish colonists. His book A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies (Brevísima relación de la destrucción de las Indias), published in 1552, gives a vivid description of atrocities committed by the conquistadors in the Americas – most particularly, the Caribbean, Central America, and what is now modern Mexico.
Cash, Johnny25John R. Cash (26 February 1932 – 12 September 2003), born J. R. Cash and most famous as Johnny Cash, was a vastly influential American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter.
Casimir, Hendrik1Hendrik Brugt Gerhard Casimir (July 15, 1909 – May 4, 2000) was a Dutch physicist best known for his research on the two-fluid model of superconductors and the Casimir effect.
Cassel, Gustav3Karl Gustav Cassel (20 October 1866 – 14 January 1945) was a Swedish economist and professor of economics at Stockholm University.
Cassian, John3Saint John Cassian (ca. 360 – 435) was a Christian theologian celebrated in both the Western and Eastern Churches for his mystical writings. He is known both as one of the "Scythian monks" and as one of the "Desert Fathers."
Cassini, Oleg1Oleg Cassini (April 11, 1913 – March 17, 2006) was a French-born American fashion designer.
Cassiodorus11Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator (c. 490 – 585) was a Roman statesman and writer. He acted as magister officiorum to Theodoric the Great, King of the Ostrogoths, and praetorian prefect to several of his successors, but retired to one of his own monastic foundations to devote the rest of his life to prayer and the dissemination of learning.
Cassirer, Ernest1Ernst Cassirer (July 28, 1874 – April 13, 1945) was a German Jewish philosopher. Coming out of the Marburg tradition of neo-Kantianism, he developed a philosophy of culture as a theory of symbols founded in a phenomenology of knowledge. His son, Heinz Cassirer, was also a Kantian scholar.
Casson, Herbert Newton18Herbert Newton Casson (1869 – 1951) was a Canadian journalist and author, who wrote primarily about technology and business.
Casteel, Joshua6Joshua Casteel (27 December 1979 – 25 August 2012) was a United States Army soldier, conscientious objector, playwright, and divinity student.
Castells, Manuel28Manuel Castells (born 1942) is a sociologist especially associated with information society and communication research. Since 2008 he has been a member of the governing board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.
Castiglione, Baldassare4Baldassare Castiglione, Count of Novilara (December 6, 1478 – February 2, 1529) was an Italian courtier, diplomat and author, best-known for his study of the ideal courtly life, Il Libro del Cortegiano.
Castle-Hughes, Keisha1Keisha Castle-Hughes (born 24 March 1990) is a New Zealand actress who became famous for her role in Whale Rider, for which she became the youngest female ever nominated for the Academy Awards' Oscar for Best Actress. She has also played the Virgin Mary in the movie The Nativity Story (2006).
Castlereagh, Viscount5Robert Stewart (18 June 1769 – 12 August 1822) was an Irish and British statesman.
Castoriadis, Cornelius5Cornelius Castoriadis (March 11, 1922 – December 26, 1997) was a Greek-French philosopher.
Castro, Fidel27Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (born 13 August 1926) was the leader of Cuba from 1959, when, leading the 26th of July Movement, he helped overthrow the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista turning Cuba into the first socialist state in the Western Hemisphere until his resignation in February of 2008. He held the title of premier until 1976, when he became president of the Council of State and the Council of Ministers. He has been the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba since its inception in 1965.
Casule, Slobodan1Slobodan Casule (born 1945) is Foreign Minister of Republic of Macedonia.
Cat Power3Cat Power (born 21 January 1972) is the stage name of American singer/songwriter "Chan" Marshall (born Charlyn Marie Marshall), known for her minimalist style, sparse guitar and piano playing, and breathy vocals.
Cather, Willa99Willa Sibert Cather (7 December 1873 – 24 April 1947) is among the most eminent American authors, known for her depictions of US life in her novels.
Catherine II of Russia32Catherine II of Russia or Catherine the Great (Екатерина II Алексеевна Yekaterína II Alekséyevna (21 April 1729 {2 May O.S.} – 6 November 1796 {17 November O.S.}) reigned as Empress of Russia for more than three decades; born Sophie Augusta Fredericka of Anhalt-Zerbst
Catherine of Aragon6Catherine of Aragon (December 16 1485 – January 7 1536), also known as Katherine or Katharine; (Spanish Infanta Catalina de Aragón y Castilla or Catalina de Trastámara y Trastámara), was the Queen of England as the first wife of Henry VIII of England, and Princess of Wales by her first marriage to Arthur, Prince of Wales. She was also an Infanta of Castille and Aragon.
Catherine of Genoa28Saint Catherine of Genoa (Caterina Fieschi Adorno, 1447 – 15 September 1510) was an Italian saint and mystic of the Catholic Church. She is recognised for her contributions to the development of the doctrine of purgatory.
Catherine of Siena2Saint Catherine of Siena (March 25, 1347 – April 29, 1380) was a Dominican Tertiary (lay affiliate) of the Dominican Order.
Catiline7Lucius Sergius Catilina (108 BC – 62 BC), known in English as Catiline, was a Roman Senator, best known for the Catilinarian conspiracy – an attempt to overthrow the Roman Republic.
Cato the Elder13Marcus Porcius Cato (234 BC – 149 BC), Roman statesman, often called "The Censor," Sapiens, Priscus, or Major (the Elder), to distinguish him from Cato the Younger (his great-grandson).
Catullus, Gaius Valerius22Gaius Valerius Catullus (c. 84 – c. 54 BC) was a Roman poet, the dominant figure among the New Poets (neoterici) of the 1st century BC.
Cauchy, Augustin Louis6Augustin Louis Cauchy (August 21, 1789 – May 23, 1857) was one of the most prominent mathematicians of the first half of the nineteenth century.
Caulfield, Emma1Emma Caulfield (born Emma Chukker on April 8, 1973) is an American actress, best known for playing the character of the ex-demon Anya Jenkins in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Cavafy, Constantine P.65Constantine P. Cavafy, also known as Konstantin or Konstantinos Petrou Kavafis, or Kavaphes (Greek Κωνσταντίνος Π. Καβάφης) (29 April 1863 – 29 April 1933) was a Greek poet who is often ranked among most important literary figures of the 20th century.
Cavallero, Ugo5Ugo Cavallero (September 20, 1880 – September 13, 1943) was an Italian military commander before and during World War II. Cavallero became Benito Mussolini's Undersecretary of War in 1925. A committed Fascist, Cavallero was made a senator in 1926 and in 1927 became a major general. After Italy entered World War II in 1940, Cavallero was made Chief of the Italian Supreme Command and worked closely with German Field Marshal Albert Kesselring. He was promoted to Marshal of Italy (field marshal) in 1942. After Mussolini's government was toppled in 1943, Cavallero was arrested by Prime Minister Pietro Badoglio for his Fascist and pro-German views. On September 13, 1943, Cavallero committed suicide, by a gunshot wound to the head.
Cave, Nick93Nick Cave (born 22 September 1957) is an Australian musician, songwriter, poet, author and actor.
Cavell, Edith6Edith Louisa Cavell (4 December 1865 – 12 October 1915) was a British nurse, humanitarian and spy. She is celebrated for helping some 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during World War I, for which she was arrested. She was court-martialled, found guilty of treason and executed.
Cavell, Stanley2Stanley Louis Cavell (born September 1, 1926) is an American philosopher. He is the Walter M. Cabot Professor Emeritus of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value at Harvard University.
Cavendish, Henry8Henry Cavendish FRS (10 October 1731 – 24 February 1810) was a British scientist noted for his discovery of hydrogen or what he called "inflammable air". Cavendish is also known for the Cavendish experiment, his measurement of the Earth's density, and early research into electricity.
Cavendish, Margaret2Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1623 – 15 December 1673) was an English aristocrat and writer, best known for the biography of her husband, published in 1667.
Cavett, Dick5Richard Alva Cavett (born 19 November 1936) is a television talk show host known for his conversational style of in-depth discussion on often serious issues.
Cavuto, Neil9Neil Patrick Cavuto (born September 22, 1958) is a television anchor, commentator and executive for FOX News Channel and FOX Business Channel.
Cawein, Madison7Madison Julius Cawein (23 March 1865 – 8 December 1914) was a poet from Louisville, Kentucky, whose poem "Waste Land" has been linked with T.S. Eliot's later The Waste Land.
Caxton, William5William Caxton (c. 1420 – 1492) was the first English printer and publisher. He was also a prolific translator of French romances, and an author in his own right.
Cayce, Edgar12Edgar Cayce (pronounced /'keɪsiː/; 18 March 1877 – 3 January 1945) was an American psychic who channeled answers to questions on subjects such as astrology, reincarnation, and Atlantis while in trance.
Cædmon3Cædmon (flourished c. 670, said to have died c. 680) is the earliest English poet whose name is known. An Anglo-Saxon herdsman attached to the double monastery of Streonæshalch (Whitby Abbey) during the abbacy of St. Hilda (657 - 680), he was originally ignorant of "the art of song" but supposedly learned to compose one night in the course of a dream. He later became a zealous monk and an accomplished and inspirational religious poet.
Cease, Kyle6Kyle Cease (born September 19, 1977) is an American actor, comedian, and motivational speaker.
Ceauşescu, Elena3Elena Ceauşescu (January 7, 1916 – December 25, 1989) was the wife of Romania's Communist leader Nicolae Ceauşescu, and Deputy Prime Minister of Romania.
Ceauşescu, Nicolae23Nicolae Ceauşescu (26 January 1918 – 25 December 1989) was the president the Socialist Republic of Romania from 1967 to 1989. He gained international prominence in 1968 by denouncing the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia. After visits in 1971 to China and North Korea, he pursued a program of rapid construction and development combined with mass propaganda. He responded to the tightening of credit in the 1980s with a severe austerity campaign that brought the country to the edge of starvation. Romanians rose up against Ceauşescu in December 1989, and he was overthrown and executed by officials within his government.
Cecchi, Giovanni Maria10Giovanni Maria Cecchi (1518–1587) was an Italian poet, playwright, writer and notary, devoted to the Medici family.
Cecil of Chelwood, Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount27Edgar Algernon Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood (14 September 1864 – 24 November 1958) was a lawyer, politician and diplomat. He was one of the architects of the League of Nations and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1937. Although both have been known as Lord Robert Cecil, he should not be confused with his father, Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, nor with the much earlier Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury.
Cecil, Martin12William Martin Alleyne Cecil (27 April 1909 – 12 January 1988) was a spiritual teacher, author and leader of Emissaries of Divine Light from 1954 to 1988. He was also a rancher who played a key role in the development of the Village of 100 Mile House, British Columbia, Canada.
Cecil, Richard28Richard Cecil (8 November 1748 – 15 August 1810) was a leading Evangelical Anglican clergyman of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Celan, Paul4Paul Celan (23 November 1920 – c. 20 April 1970) was a German language poet and translator.
Celia Green50Celia Green (born November 26, 1935) is a British philosopher and author.
Celine, Louis-Ferdinand45Louis-Ferdinand Céline (May 27, 1894 – July 1, 1961) was a French author.
Cellini, Benvenuto7Benvenuto Cellini (November 3 1500 – February 13 1571) was a Florentine writer, goldsmith and sculptor. He is now best known as the author of a revealing autobiography.
Cercignani, Fausto65Fausto Cercignani (born 21 March 1941) is an Italian scholar, essayist and poet, noted for his philological investigations of the English and German languages.
Cerić, Mustafa1Dr. Mustafa Ef. Cerić (born 1952 in Visoko, Bosnia and Herzegovina, at that time Yugoslavia) is the Grand Mufti of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Cermak, Anton2Anton Cermak (May 9, 1873 – March 6, 1933) was an American Democratic politician who was elected mayor of Chicago in 1931. He was assassinated during his term in 1933 by Giuseppe Zangara
Cernan, Eugene2Eugene Andrew Cernan (born March 14, 1934) is a former American astronaut. He was the last human being to set foot on the Moon, on the Apollo 17 mission.
Cervantes, Miguel de199Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (29 September 1547 – 23 April 1616) was a Spanish novelist, poet and playwright. He is most famous for his novel Don Quixote, or Don Quijote de la Mancha, which is considered by many to be the first modern novel, one of the greatest works in Western literature, and the greatest of the Spanish language.
Cezanne, Paul62Paul Cézanne (January 19, 1839 – October 22, 1906) was a French Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th century conception of artistic endeavour to a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century. Cézanne can be said to form the bridge between late 19th century Impressionism and the early 20th century's new line of artistic enquiry, Cubism.
Chabon, Michael63Michael Chabon (born May 24, 1963) is a Pulitzer Prize winning American author, essayist, short-story writer, and screenwriter. He is married to Ayelet Waldman.
Chadwick, Stephen F.1Stephen Fowler Chadwick (December 25, 1825 – January 15, 1895) was an American Democrat politician who served as Governor of Oregon from 1877 to 1878. Governor Chadwick was the first person to obtain the governorship by way of the state's Line of Succession.
Chadwick, Whitney3Whitney Chadwick (born July 28, 1943) is an American feminist art historian, and Professor Emerita at San Francisco State University.
Chafee, Zechariah2Zechariah Chafee, Jr. (December 7, 1885 – February 8, 1957) was an American judicial philosopher and civil libertarian. An advocate for free speech, he was described by Senator Joseph McCarthy as "dangerous" to the United States.
Chagall, Marc27Marc Chagall (24 June 1887 – 28 March 1985) was a Russian-Jewish painter who was born in Belarus, then part of the Russian Empire. He worked in Paris from 1910 till 1914, and after his Russian years (1914–1922) he returned to Paris. Among the celebrated painters of the 20th century, he is associated with the modern movements after Impressionism, but found the motifs of his painting in his religious Russian background.
Chagnon, Napoleon1Napoleon Chagnon (born 1938) is an American anthropologist and professor of anthropology at the University of Missouri in Columbia.
Chain, Ernst1Sir Ernst Boris Chain (June 19, 1906 – August 12, 1979) was a German-born British biochemist, and a 1945 co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his work on penicillin.
Chakyar, Mani29Guru Mani Madhava Chakyar (Māni Mādhava Chākyār) (15 February 1899 – 14 January 1990) was a celebrated master performance artist and Sanskrit scholar from Kerala, India, considered to be the greatest Chakyar Koothu and Kutiyattam (2000 year old Sanskrit theatre tradition) artist and authority of modern times. He was considered as the authority of Abhinaya (Classical Indian acting style) and Nātyaśāstra.
Chalabi, Ahmed1Ahmed Abdel Hadi Chalabi (born October 30, 1944) is an Iraqi-American businessman and politician. He was a member of the executive Iraqi National Congress which lobbied in the US for intervention in Iraq before 2003, and served as interim Oil Minister and Deputy Prime Minister in the Iraqi government in 2005–06. His party failed to win any seats at the 2005 election and he was not appointed when a long-term government was formed.
Chalmers, Allan17Alan Francis Chalmers (born 1939, in Bristol, England) is a British-Australian philosopher of science.
Chalmers, Thomas14Thomas Chalmers (17 March 1780 – 31 May 1847) was a Scottish mathematician and a leader of the Free Church of Scotland.
Chamberlain, Austen15Sir Joseph Austen Chamberlain (16 October 1863 – 17 March 1937) was a British statesman and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Chamberlain, Houston Stewart21Houston Stewart Chamberlain (September 9, 1855 – January 9, 1927) was a British author, cultural critic, racial theorist, and philosopher of science. His most famous work was The Foundations of the Nineteenth Century.
Chamberlain, Joseph15Joseph Chamberlain (8 July 1836 – 2 July 1914) was a British statesman of the Liberal party and then of the Liberal Unionist party.
Chamberlain, Joshua4Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (8 September 1828 – 24 February 1914) was an American college professor from the State of Maine, who volunteered during the American Civil War to join the Union Army. Although having no earlier education in military strategies, he became a highly respected and decorated Union officer, reaching the rank of brigadier general (and brevet major general). For his gallantry at Gettysburg, he was awarded the Medal of Honor. After the war, he entered politics as a Republican and served four one-year terms of office as Governor of Maine. He served on the faculty of, and as president of, his alma mater, Bowdoin College.
Chamberlain, Neville21Arthur Neville Chamberlain (March 18, 1869 – November 9, 1940) was a British politician from a famous political dynasty. After being Mayor of Birmingham, he went into national politics and was Chairman of the Conservative Party from 1929 to 1931. during the National Government of Ramsay Macdonald, Chamberlain served as Chancellor of the Exchequer. He later succeeded Stanley Baldwin as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in 1937; his government was marked by the build-up to war with Germany. Chamberlain negotiated an agreement with Adolf Hitler which Hitler never intended to honour; he declared war in September 1939 owing to a mutual defence pact with Poland, which Hitler's Germany had invaded.
Chamberlain, Wilt24Wilton Norman Chamberlain (21 August 1936 – 12 October 1999) was a basketball player in the NBA.
Chamberlayne, Edward5Edward Chamberlayne (13 December 1616 – May 1703) was an English writer, known as the author of Anglicæ Notitia or The Present State of England.
Chamberlayne, William1William Chamberlayne (1619 – January 1689) was an English poet.
Chambers, Oswald2Oswald J. Chambers (July 24, 1874 – November 15, 1917) was a prominent early twentieth century Scottish Protestant Christian minister and teacher.
Chambers, Robert (publisher born 1802)91Robert Chambers (1802–1871) was a Scottish publisher, author, journal editor, geologist and evolutionary thinker.
Chambers, Whittaker31Whittaker Chambers (1 April 1901 – 9 July 1961) was an American writer and editor, who first served in the Soviet underground and later, under subpoena before the House Un-American Activities Committee, alleged that he had run several spy rings of former Federal officials, including Alger Hiss.
Chambliss, Saxby3Clarence Saxby Chambliss (born November 10, 1943) is the Republican United States Senator from Georgia.
Chamfort, Nicolas81Nicolas Chamfort (6 April 1741 – 13 April 1794), born Nicolas-Sébastien Roch, was a French writer.
Chamma, Kátya8Kátya Pujals Chamma (born August 19, 1961) is a Brazilian composer, singer, poet, writer and cultural producer.
Chan, Jackie2Jackie Chan, SBS, MBE (born Chan Kong-sang, ('陳港生' 7 April 1954) is a Hong Kong actor, action choreographer, comedian, director, producer, martial artist, screenwriter, entrepreneur, singer, and stunt preformer. In his movies, he is known for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised weapons, and innovative stunts.
Chan, Margaret5Margaret Chan OBE,MD, JP (born 1947 in Hong Kong) is the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). Chan has previously served as Director of Health in the Hong Kong Government (1994–2003) and WHO Assistant Director-General for Communicable Diseases (2003–2006).
Chanakya57Chanakya (also known as Kautilya or Vishnu Gupta (c. 370–283 BC) was an Indian teacher, philosopher, and royal adviser. He was initially a professor of economics and political science at the ancient Takshashila University in Takshashila (in present day Pakistan. He managed the first Maurya emperor Chandragupta's rise to power at a young age. He played an important role in the establishment of the Maurya Empire, which was the first empire in archaeologically recorded history to rule most of the Indian subcontinent. Chanakya served as the chief advisor to both Chandragupta and his son Bindusara (whose son was Emperor Ashoka. Chanakya is credited with authoring two treatises said to be the first of its genre in the world – the Arthasastra (Economics), the ancient Indian political treatise; the Nitishastra, the Chanakya Niti, a treatise on the ideal way of life and his policies. His works predate Niccolò Machiavelli's by about 1,800 years. He is compared to Aristotle, the great Greek philosopher who taught Alexander as both had identical views on the republican forms of governance. His works which were lost towards the end of the Gupta dynasty could be discovered only in 1915.
Chandler, Alfred D.15Alfred DuPont Chandler, Jr. (September 15, 1918 – May 9, 2007) was a professor of business history at Harvard Business School and Johns Hopkins University, who wrote extensively about the scale and the management structures of modern corporations.
Chandler, Raymond47Raymond Thornton Chandler (July 23, 1888 – March 26, 1959) was an author of crime stories and novels.
Chandra Shekhar27Chandra Shekhar born Chandra Shekhar Singh (July 1, 1927 – July 8, 2007) was the ninth Prime Minister of India. After handing the Prime Ministership to P. V. Narasimha Rao, Chandra Shekar's political importance was reduced, although he was able to retain his seat in the Lok Sabha for many years afterwards.
Chandra, Ami1Pundit Ami Chandra Vidyalankar (1900–1954) came to Fiji, from India in 1927 at the behest of the Arya Samaj, which wanted to improve the education standard of Fiji Indian students and promote Arya Samaj in Fiji. He led a busy life in Fiji, being an educationist, Arya Samaj preacher, labour leader, football administrator, scout leader and marriage officer. He furthered the cause of Hindi in Fiji by compiling a series of text books used to teach Hindi in primary schools. He served as a member of the Legislative Council of Fiji and was loved and respected by all communities in Fiji.
Chandrasekhar, Subrahmanyan2Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (19 October 1910 – 21 August 1995) was an Indian-American physicist, astrophysicist and mathematician, who was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physics.
Chanfrault, François-Eudes19François-Eudes Chanfrault (born December 2, 1974), also credited as François Eudes and Francois Eudes, is a French composer and musician.
Chang Yu-hern1Chang Yu-hern (張有恆; Zhāng Yǒuhéng) (born January 25, 1954) is a politician in the Republic of China (ROC). He currently serves as the Chairman of Aviation Safety Council since 25 May 2010.
Chang, Ha-Joon38Ha-Joon Chang (born 7 October 1963) is a Korean development economist.
Chang, Sarah14Sarah Chang (born December 10, 1980) is an American violinist.
Channing, William Ellery61William Ellery Channing (April 7 1780 – October 2 1842) was the foremost Unitarian theologian and preacher in the United States in the early nineteenth century.
Channing, William Ellery5William Ellery Channing (June 10, 1818 – December 23, 1901) was a Transcendentalist poet and nephew of the Unitarian preacher William Ellery Channing.
Channing, William Henry1William Henry Channing (May 25, 1810 – December 23, 1884) was an American Unitarian clergyman, writer and philosopher.
Chante, Keshia21Keshia Chante (born 16 June 1988) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, actress, model and executive producer.
Chapin, Edwin Hubbell16Edwin Hubbell Chapin (December 29, 1814 – December 26, 1880) was a Universalist minister who became famed as an orator in the 1840s.
Chapin, Harry91Harry Forster Chapin (7 December 1942 – 16 July 1981) was an American singer, songwriter, and social activist.
Chaplin, Charlie28Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, KBE (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was a British comedic actor and director, usually known by his stage name of Charlie Chaplin.
Chapman Andrews, Roy2Roy Chapman Andrews (January 26, 1884 – March 11, 1960) was an American explorer, adventurer and naturalist who became the director of the American Museum of Natural History, primarily known for leading a series of expeditions through the fragmented China of the early 20th century into the Gobi Desert and Mongolia. The expeditions made important discoveries and brought the first-known fossil dinosaur eggs in the world to the museum.
Chapman, Arthur10Arthur Chapman (1873–1935) was an early twentieth century American poet and newspaper columnist.
Chapman, George39George Chapman (c. 1559 – May 12, 1634) was an English dramatist, translator and poet.
Chapman, John Jay9John Jay Chapman (1862–1933) was an American writer and essayist, born in New York City.
Chapman, Mark David6Mark David Chapman (born May 10, 1955) is the American man who notoriously shot and killed musician John Lennon on December 8, 1980.
Chapman, Steven Curtis5Steven Curtis Chapman (born November 21, 1962) is a contemporary Christian musician who has won five Grammy awards and more Gospel Music Association awards than any other artist in history.
Chapone, Hester1Hester Chapone (Mulso) (1727–1801), writer of conduct books for women, was the daughter of a gentleman of Northamptonshire. She was married to a solicitor and quickly widowed, after which she took up a career as a writer. Self-educated, she was one of the learned ladies or Bluestockings who gathered around Elizabeth Montagu, and was the author of Letters on the Improvement of the Mind and Miscellanies.
Chappelle, Dave9David Khari Webber Chappelle (born August 24, 1973) is an American comedian, best known for his hit T.V. show, Chappelle's Show.
Char, René8René Char (14 June 1907 – 19 February 1988), born René-Émile Char, was a 20th century French poet, and a member of the French Resistance forces of World War II.
Charan Singh26Charan Singh (December 23, 1902 – May 29, 1987) was the sixth Prime Minister of the Republic of India, serving from 28 July 1979 until 14 January 1980. He holds the record of being the sole Prime Minister of India who did not face the Lok Sabha even for a single day during his short tenure of just a month.
Charb2Stéphane Charbonnier (21 August 1967 – 7 January 2015), known as Charb, was a French satirical caricaturist and journalist. He worked for several newspapers and magazines, joining Charlie Hebdo in 1992 and becoming the magazine's editor in 2009.
Chardin, Pierre Teilhard de42Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1 May 1881 – 10 April 1955) was a French Jesuit priest, philosopher, and a paleontologist present at the discovery of Peking Man.
Chargaff, Erwin4Erwin Chargaff (August 11, 1905 – June 20, 2002) was an Austrian biochemist who emigrated to the United States during the Nazi era. Through careful experimentation, Chargaff discovered two rules that helped lead to the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA.
Charlemagne4Charlemagne (January 29 745 – January 28, 814) was king of the Franks from 768, and became the first Holy Roman Emperor in 800. His conquests expanded his empire to cover much of western and central Europe, and his encouragement of learning helped to create the Carolingian Renaissance.
Charles Abbott, 1st Baron Tenterden9Charles Abbott, 1st Baron Tenterden (7 October 1762 – 4 November 1832), was a British barrister and judge who served as Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench between 1818 and 1832.
Charles Baudelaire81Charles Baudelaire (April 9 1821 – August 31 1867) was a French poet, critic and translator.
Charles E. Lindblom1Charles Edward Lindblom (born March 21, 1917) is a Sterling Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Economics at Yale University. He is a former president of the American Political Science Association and the Association for Comparative Economic Studies and also a former director of Yale's Institution for Social and Policy Studies.
Charles H. Fernald1Charles Henry Fernald (March 15, 1838 – February 22, 1921) was an American entomologist, geologist and zoologist, and is credited as the first college professor of economic entomology.
Charles I of England6Charles I (November 19, 1600 – January 30, 1649) was King of England, Scotland and Ireland from March 27, 1625 until his execution in 1649. He famously engaged in a struggle for power with the Parliament of England.
Charles II of England9King Charles II of England (29 May 1630 – 6 February 1685) was the King of England, Scotland, and Ireland.
Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden4Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden (baptised 21 March 1714 – 18 April 1794) was an English lawyer, judge and Whig politician who was first to hold the title of Earl of Camden. As a lawyer and judge he was a leading proponent of civil liberties, championing the rights of the jury, and limiting the powers of the State in leading cases such as Entick v Carrington. He was the son of John Pratt.
Charles Simic2Dušan "Charles" Simić (Serbian: Душан "Чарлс" Симић; born 9 May 1938) is a Serbian-American poet.
Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor2Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (Spanish: Carlos I, Dutch: Karel V, German: Karl V.) (February 24 1500 – September 21 1558) was effectively (the first) King of Spain from 1516 to 1556 (in principle, he was from 1516 king of Aragon and from 1516 guardian of his insane mother, queen of Castile who died 1555, and the co-king of Castile 1516–55, full king 1555–56), and Holy Roman Emperor from 1519 to 1556.
Charles Wheelan4Charles 'Charlie' J. Wheelan (born 1966) is American economist, speaker, founder of The Centrist Party, the author of Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data, Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science.
Charles-Valentin Alkan2Charles-Valentin Alkan (30 November 1813 – 29 March 1888) was a French composer and pianist.
Charles, Prince of Wales17Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (Charles Philip Arthur George Mountbatten-Windsor; born 14 November, 1948) is the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He is heir apparent to the respective thrones of the United Kingdom and the other 15 Commonwealth Realms. The prince is well known for his extensive charity work, particularly for the Prince's Trust. He also carries out a full schedule of royal duties and, increasingly, is taking on more royal roles from his ageing parents. The prince was married to the late Diana, Princess of Wales with whom he has two sons, Prince William of Wales and Prince Henry of Wales. He is now married to Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; his private life has been extensively reported in the press.
Charles, Ray24Ray Charles (September 23 1930 – June 10 2004), born Ray Charles Robinson, was an American Soul musician, singer, songwriter, and composer.
Charney, Dov3Dov Charney (born January 31, 1969 in Montreal (Quebec - Canada)) is the founder and CEO of American Apparel, a clothing manufacturer, wholesaler, and retailer which he started at age 20.
Charpak, Georges2Georges Charpak (August 1, 1924 – September 29, 2010) was a Polish-French physicist and 1992 Physics Nobel Prize laureate "for his invention and development of particle detectors, in particular the multiwire proportional chamber".
Charron, Pierre4Pierre Charron (1541 – 16 November 1603) was a French philosopher, and a close friend of Michel de Montaigne.
Chartier, Émile35Émile Auguste Chartier (March 3, 1868 – June 2, 1951), who wrote under the pseudonym Alain, was a notable French essayist, philosopher, journalist, pacifist and teacher, noted for his profound influence on his pupils, who included Raymond Aron, Simone Weil, Simone de Beauvoir, Georges Canguilhem, and André Maurois.
Chase, Chevy3Cornelius Crane Chase (born October 8, 1943), better known as Chevy Chase, is an Emmy Award-winning American comedian, writer, and television and film actor. Born into a prominent family, Chase became a sensation as a cast member in the inaugural season of Saturday Night Live. He also hosted the Academy Awards twice (1987 and 1988) and briefly had his own late-night talk show, The Chevy Chase Show. He is also known for his portrayal of the character Clark Griswold in four National Lampoon films, the investigative reporter Irwin M."Fletch" Fletcher in two Fletch movies, and Pierce Hawthorne in the television sitcom Community.
Chase, Salmon Portland9Salmon Portland Chase (January 13, 1808 – May 7, 1873) was an American politician and jurist in the Civil War era who served as U.S. Senator from Ohio and Governor of Ohio; as Secretary of the Treasury under President Abraham Lincoln; and as Chief Justice of the United States.
Chase, Stuart1Stuart Chase (1888–1985) was an American economist and engineer trained at MIT.
Chateaubriand, François-René de24François-René, vicomte de Chateaubriand (4 September 1768 – 4 July 1848) was a French writer, politician and diplomat, considered the founder of Romanticism in French literature.
Chatterji, Suniti Kumar1Suniti Kumar Chatterji (26 November 1890 – 29 May 1977) was an Indian linguist, educationist and litterateur.
Chatterton, Thomas14Thomas Chatterton (20 November 1752 – 24 August 1770) was an English poet and literary forger, claimed by some as the father of English Romantic poetry. He is best known for his verses in pseudo-medieval English, which he claimed were by a hitherto unknown 15th century poet called Thomas Rowley. He died, either by suicide or by accidental overdose, at the age of 17.
Chattopadhyay, Bankim Chandra3Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay (27 June 1838 – 8 April 1894) was a Bengali writer, poet and journalist who standardized and modernized the prose form of Bengali literature, both in fiction and non-fiction, and is known as sahitya samrat (emperor of literature) in Bengali. India's national song Vande Mataram, which had given rise to the concept of the nation as mother and inspired the Indian nation during its struggle for independence, was taken from his novel Anandamath.
Chatwin, Bruce2Bruce Charles Chatwin (13 May 1940 – 18 January 1989) was a British novelist and travel writer.
Chauncer, Geoffrey82Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 – October 25, 1400) was an English author, poet, philosopher, bureaucrat (courtier), and diplomat. Chaucer is most famous as the author of The Canterbury Tales. He is sometimes credited with being the first author to demonstrate the artistic legitimacy of the vernacular English language, rather than French or Latin.
Chaurasia, Hariprasad32Hariprasad Chaurasia (born July 1, 1938) is a renowned Indian flute player whose repertoire is in Eastern Classical music. He is an innovator and a traditionalist. He is as credited for his musicianship as for his technical ability on the native instruments. He has been honoured with several awards of which the most prominent ones are the Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award of India, and the distinction of Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) of France. He also serves as the Artistic Director of the World Music Department at the Rotterdam Music Conservatory in the Netherlands.
Chavez, Cesar36César Estrada Chávez (31 March 1927 – 23 April 1993) was a labor organizer and social activist.
Chávez, Hugo51Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías (28 July 1954 – 5 March 2013) was the President of Venezuela from 2 February 1999 until his death.
Chawla, Kalpana2Kalpana Chawla (March 17, 1962 – February 1, 2003) was an Indian-born American astronaut and space shuttle mission specialist. She was one of seven crewmembers who died aboard Space Shuttle Columbia during mission STS-107 when the shuttle disintegrated on re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere.
Chayefsky, Paddy23Sidney Aaron "Paddy" Chayefsky (29 January 1923 – 1 August 1981) was an American playwright, screenwriter and novelist. He is the only person to have won three solo Academy Awards for Best Screenplay.
Chazelle, Bernard1Bernard Chazelle (born November 5, 1955) is a French-born computer scientist and professor of computer science at Princeton University. Most of his work has been in computational geometry, where he has found many of the best-known algorithms and complexity results. He is also known as a political essayist.
Chazov, Yevgeniy10Yevgeniy Ivanovich Chazov (Russian: Евгений Иванович Чазов; born June 10, 1929) is a prominent physician of the Soviet Union and Russia, specializing in cardiology, Chief of the Fourth Directorate of the Ministry of Health of the USSR, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, a recipient of numerous awards and decorations, Soviet, Russian, and foreign. With Dr. Bernard Lown he founded the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, the recipient of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize.
Checkland, Peter11Peter Checkland (born 18 December 1930) is a British management scientist and emeritus professor of Systems at Lancaster University. He is the developer of soft systems methodology (SSM):
Cheever, John31John Cheever (May 27, 1912 – June 18, 1982) was an American novelist and short story writer.
Cheke, John1Sir John Cheke (16 June 1514 – 13 September 1557) was an English classical scholar and statesman, notable as the first Regius Professor of Greek at Cambridge University.
Chekhov, Anton204Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (Анто́н Па́влович Че́хов) (29 January 1860 – 15 July 1904) (Old Style: 17 January 1860 – 2 July 1904) was a major Russian short story writer and playwright.
Chekhov, Michael1Michael Chekhov (Russian: Михаил Александрович Чехов, 29 August 1891 – 30 September 1955) was a Russian-American actor, director, author, and theatre practitioner.
Chelcicky, Petr5Petr Chelčický (c. 1390 – c. 1460) was a Christian and political author in 15th century Bohemia (now the Czech Republic).
Chelman, Christian1Christian Chelman (born 1957) is a Belgian illusionist. He specialises in close-up magic, card magic, cheating, mentalism, bizarre magick, storytelling magic and fantastic illusionism
Chen Shui-bian25Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁; born October 12, 1950), Taiwanese politician, has been the President of the Republic of China from May 20, 2000 to May 20, 2008.
Chen, John S.1John S. Chen (born 1955) is the CEO of BlackBerry Ltd. and former President and CEO of Sybase.
Chen, Sean1Sean Chen (陳冲; Chén Chōng; born 13 October 1949) was the Premier of the Republic of China from 6 February 2012 to 1 February 2013.
Chenevix Trench, Richard9Richard Chenevix Trench (9 September 1807 – 28 March 1886) was an Irish poet, and the Anglican archbishop of Dublin.
Cheney, Chris5Chris Cheney (born January 2, 1975) is the guitarist and lead vocalist in the Australian rock band, The Living End.
Cheney, Dick42Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney (born January 30, 1941) was the 46th Vice President of the United States, serving under President George W. Bush. Previously, he served as White House Chief of Staff, member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wyoming, and Secretary of Defense. In the private sector, he was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Halliburton Energy Services.
Cheney, Elizabeth3Elizabeth "Liz" Cheney Perry (born July 28, 1966) is an American attorney. During the George W. Bush administration years she held positions in the State Department of the United States. Her father is former Vice President Dick Cheney.
Cheney, Lynne1Lynne Anne Vincent Cheney (born August 14, 1941) is an American novelist, scholar and former talk-show host who is the wife of US Vice President Richard Cheney.
Cher6Cher (born Cherilyn Sarkisian on May 20, 1946) is an American recording artist, actress, director, and record producer.
Chernenko, Konstantin8Konstantin Ustinovich Chernenko (24 September 1911 – 10 March 1985) was the leader of the Soviet Union from February 1984 (after the death of Yuri Andropov) until his death. He was succeded by Mikhail Gorbachev.
Chernev, Irving2Irving Chernev (1900–1981) was a prolific Russian-American chess author.
Chernomyrdin, Viktor3Viktor Stepanovich Chernomyrdin (9 April 1938 – 3 November 2010) was the Prime Minister of Russia.
Cherry-Garrard, Apsley2Apsley George Benet Cherry-Garrard (January 2, 1886 – May 18, 1959) was an English explorer of Antarctica.
Cherry, Andrew2Andrew Cherry (January 11, 1762 – February 12, 1812) was an Irish dramatist, songwriter, actor and theatre manager.
Cherry, Colin12Colin Cherry (1914 – 1979) was a British cognitive scientist whose main contributions were in focused auditory attention, specifically regarding the cocktail party problem.
Cherry, Don5Donald Stewart "Grapes" Cherry (born February 5, 1934, in Kingston, Ontario, Canada) is a former NHL and AHL hockey player and a former NHL coach. He is known for his opinionated commentating style, flamboyant wardrobe and candid patriotism. For more than 25 years, he has been the featured commentator on Coach's Corner, the hockey analyis and discussion segment broadcast during the first intermission of CBC's Hockey Night in Canada.
Cherryh, C. J.20C. J. Cherryh (born Carolyn Janice Cherry on 1 September 1942) is an American science fiction and fantasy author.
Chesler, Phyllis12Phyllis Chesler (born October 1, 1940) is an American writer, feminist psychotherapist, and professor emerita of psychology and women's studies.
Chessman, Caryl1Caryl Whittier Chessman (May 27, 1921 – May 2, 1960) was a convicted robber and rapist who served time on death row and was executed in the state of California.
Chesterton, G. K.180Gilbert Keith Chesterton (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936) was a British writer whose prolific and diverse output included works of philosophy, ontology, poetry, play writing, journalism, public lecturing and debating, literary and art criticism, biography, Christian apologetics, and fiction, including fantasy and detective fiction. He has been called the "prince of paradox".
Chestnut, Harold31Harold (Hall) Chestnut (November 25, 1917 – August 29, 2001) was an American electrical engineer, who contributed to the development of the fields of control theory and systems engineering.
Chevalier, Albert4Albert Chevalier (21 March 1861 – 10 July 1923) was an English comedian, actor and songwriter.
Chevalier, Maurice1Maurice Auguste Chevalier (12 September 1888 – 1 January 1972) was a French actor, Cabaret singer and entertainer. He is perhaps best known for his signature songs, including "Louise", "Mimi", "Valentine", and "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" and for his films, including The Love Parade and The Big Pond. His trademark attire was a boater hat, which he always wore on stage with a tuxedo.
Chiang Kai-shek7Chiang Kai-shek (October 31, 1887 – April 5, 1975) was a political and military leader of 20th century China
Chiang, Ted6Ted Chiang (born 1967) is an American speculative fiction writer. He has won a string of prestigious speculative fiction awards for his works, including multiple Hugo and Nebula awards.
Chicago, Judy1Judy Chicago (born July 20, 1939) is an American feminist artist, author, and educator.
Chidambaram, Palaniappan3Palaniappan Chidambaram (பழனியப்பன் சிதம்பரம்) (born 16 September 1945) is an Indian politician and present Union Minister of Home Affairs of the Republic of India. He is among the most prominent cabinet ministers of the ruling-United Progressive Alliance (UPA) union government led by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. From May 2004 to November 2008, he was the Finance Minister of India. After the resignation of Shivraj Patil, Chidambaram was made the Home Affairs Minister.
Child, Julia6Julia Child (August 15, 1912 - August 13, 2004), television chef and author.
Child, Lee31Lee Child (born 1954) is the pen name of British thriller writer Jim Grant, whose novels describe the adventures of an American former Military Policeman named Jack Reacher who is wandering the United States in search of redemption.
Child, Lydia30Lydia Maria Child (11 February 1802 – 7 July 1880) was an American abolitionist, women's rights activist, opponent of U.S. expansionism, Indian rights activist, novelist, and journalist.
Childers, Erskine31Robert Erskine Childers (25 June 1870 – 24 November 1922) was an author, Royal Navy intelligence officer and Irish revolutionary. Childers is known primarily for his sailing driven espionage classic, The Riddle Of The Sands (1903). He was of anglo-irish stock, and at the end of his life chose to join the fight for Irish Independence with tactically written propaganda & politics. He wrote several military books, and lots of editorial work for newspapers.
Childish, Billy12Billy Childish (born 1 December 1959) is a musician, artist and poet. He is a co-founder of the Stuckists art group, which he has since left.
Chiles, Lawton1Lawton Mainor Chiles, Jr. (April 3, 1930 – December 12, 1998) was an American politician from the U.S. state of Florida. In a career spanning four decades, Chiles, a Democrat who never lost an election, served in the Florida House of Representatives (1958–1966), the Florida State Senate (1966–1970), the United States Senate (1971–1989), and as the 41st Governor of Florida from 1991 until his death in office in the last month of his second term as governor.
Ching-feng, Wang1Wang Ching-feng (王清峰; Wáng Qīngfōng; born 1 January 1952) is a politician in the Republic of China (ROC), who was the Minister of Justice from 2008 to 2012.
Chinmayananda Saraswati145Chinmayananda Saraswati (May 8, 1916 – August 3, 1993), also known as Swami Chinmayananda and born Balakrishnan Menon, was an Indian spiritual leader and teacher who inspired the formation of Chinmaya Mission in 1953 to spread the message of Vedanta. The organization, which was founded by his disciples and led by him, has over 300 centres in India and internationally. He was also the Co-Founder of Vishva Hindu Parishad.
Chinmoy, Sri76Sri Chinmoy (27 August 1931 – 11 October 2007) was a spiritual teacher, poet, humanitarian, musician and athlete. Born in Bengal, India, at age of 11 he moved to the Sri Aurobindo Ashram before moving to New York, in 1964.
Chipasula, Frank2Dr. Frank M. Chipasula (born 16 October 1949) is a Malawian poet, editor and university professor.
Chirico, Giorgio de11Giorgio de Chirico (July 10, 1888 – November 20, 1978), often known as Népo, was an influential pre-Surrealist Italian painter born in Volos, Greece to a Genovese mother and a Sicilian father. He founded the scuola metafisica art movement.
Chisholm, Brock4Dr. George Brock Chisholm CC (18 May 1896 – 4 February 1971) was a Canadian First World War veteran, medical practitioner, and the first Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). He was named in 1959 Humanist of the Year.
Chisholm, Melanie1Melanie Jayne Chisholm (born 12 January 1974 in Whiston, Merseyside) is an English singer, songwriter and television personality most famous as one of the five members of English girl group the Spice Girls, where she is known as "Sporty Spice". She is also known as Melanie C or Mel C. As a solo artist she has released four albums and was nominated for a BRIT and ECHO awards.
Chisholm, Shirley8Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm (November 30, 1924 – January 1, 2005) was an American politician, educator and author. In 1968, she became the first African American woman elected to Congress, representing New York's 12th District for seven terms until 1983. On January 23, 1972, she became the first African American candidate for a major party nomination for President of the United States, winning 162 delegates - the closest any woman had ever come to winning the nomination before Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2008 campaign.
Chivers, Thomas Holley5Thomas Holley Chivers (October 18, 1807 – December 18, 1858) was an American poet from Georgia.
Cho, Margaret158Moran "Margaret" Cho (born 1968) is a Korean-American actress and comedian.
Choate, Rufus10Rufus Choate (October 1, 1799 – July 13, 1859) was an American lawyer, Whig politician, and orator.
Choderlos de Laclos, Pierre16Pierre Ambroise François Choderlos de Laclos (18 October 1741 – 5 September 1803) was a French novelist, official and army general. He is chiefly remembered for his epistolary novel, Les liaisons dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons).
Choi, Dan1Daniel "Dan" Choi (born 1981) is a former American infantry officer in the United States Army who served in combat in the Iraq war during 2006–2007. He became an LGBT rights activist following his coming out on The Rachel Maddow Show in March 2009 and has publicly challenged America's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy, which forbade lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) service members from serving openly.
Chomsky, Noam313Noam Chomsky (born 7 December 1928) is an American professor of linguistics, anarchist, human rights activist, socialist and political analyst.
Chopin, Frédéric37Frédéric Chopin (22 February 1810 – 17 October 1849) was a Polish pianist and composer of classical music who lived in Paris from age 21. He wrote almost solely for piano and remains the most widely played composer for that instrument. He also wrote for violin and viola. His music ranged from patriotic, melancholy, passionate to simple and beautiful, and he was known as a great teacher of piano.
Chopin, Kate21Kate Chopin (February 8, 1851 – August 22, 1904) was an American author of short stories and novels.
Chopra, Deepak4Deepak Chopra (दीपक चोपड़ा; born October 22, 1946) is an Indian medical doctor and writer. He has written extensively on spirituality and diverse topics in mind-body medicine. He claims to be influenced by the teachings of Vedanta and the Bhagavad Gita from his native India, and quantum physics. He also said that he has been profoundly influenced by the teachings of J Krishnamurti. His teachings have had a profound influence on the The New Thought Movement which has embraced him in the U.S.
Chorley, Henry Fothergill3Henry Fothergill Chorley (1808 – 16 February 1872) was an English literary, art and music critic.
Choudhry, Akber3Akber Ahmed Choudhry (born 1967) is a political analyst and activist based in London, UK.
Chouldjian, Bishop Sebouh8Bishop Sebouh Chouldjian (born 1959-02-24) is the primate of the Diocese of Gougark of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
Chowdhury, Sumit2Sumit Dutta Chowdhury (born 30 December 1969) is an Indian business executive and author.
Chrétien de Troyes11Crestïens de Troies was a late 12th-century French poet who played a key part in creating the romance form and in popularizing the Arthurian legend in Europe. His name is conventionally given in the modernized form Chrétien de Troyes.
Chretien, Jean34Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien PC OM CC QC (born January 11, 1934), known commonly as Jean Chrétien, is a former Canadian politician who was the 20th Prime Minister of Canada. He served in the position for over ten years, from November 4, 1993 to December 12, 2003.
Chris Cornell5Chris Cornell (born July 20, 1964) is an American guitarist/singer-songwriter most well-known for being the lead singer of the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave. He began his musical career as a drummer, before moving on to become a singer and guitarist.
Chris Tucker10Christopher "Chris" Tucker (born August 31, 1971) is an American actor and stand-up comedian. He is known for playing the role of Smokey in Friday and as Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series. Tucker became a frequent stand up performer on Def Comedy Jam in the 1990s. He has also appeared in Luc Besson's The Fifth Element, for which he received acclaim.
Christensen, Clayton M.19Clayton M. Christensen (born April 6, 1952) is an American organizational theorist and Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, best known for his study of innovation in commercial enterprises.
Christian D. Larson18Christian D. Larson was a New Thought leader and teacher, and an author of metaphysical and New Thought books.
Christie, Agatha71Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie (September 15, 1890 – January 12, 1976) was an English author of detective fiction.
Christie, Julie3Julie Christie (born April 14, 1941) is a British actress.
Christina Rossetti15Christina Georgina Rossetti (December 5, 1830 – December 29, 1894) was an English poet and the sister of artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
Christopher, Milbourne1Milbourne Christopher (1914–1984) was one of America's foremost illusionists.
Chrysippus7Chrysippus (c. 279 – c. 206 BCE) was a Greek philosopher, and head of the Stoic school in Athens, from about 230 BCE.
Chu, Eric1Eric Chu (朱立倫; Zhū Lìlún; born 7 June 1961) is a politician in the Republic of China. He is the Mayor of New Taipei City.
Chu, Steven3Steven Chu (born February 28, 1948) is an American physicist who served as the 12th United States Secretary of Energy from 2009 to 2013. Chu is known for his research at Bell Labs in cooling and trapping of atoms with laser light, which won him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1997, along with his scientific colleagues Claude Cohen-Tannoudji and William Daniel Phillips.
Chuba Okadigbo3Dr. Chuba Wilberforce Okadigbo (born 1941-12-17), sometimes referred to as Oyi of Oyi after his hometown (Oyi), had held numerous political appointments in the Nigerian government. He was also known for being opposed to the ruling party of Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party, since the year 2000, which was led by President Olusẹgun Ọbasanjọ till this day.
Chubbuck, Christine1Christine Chubbuck (August 24, 1944, Hudson, Ohio – July 15, 1974, Sarasota, Florida) was an American television news reporter who committed suicide during a live television broadcast.
Chuikov, Vasily9Vasily Ivanovich Chuikov (February 12, 1900 – March 18, 1982) was a lieutenant general in the Soviet Red Army during World War II who after the war became a Marshal of the Soviet Union. He was a major consultant for the design of the Stalingrad battle memorial on Mamayev Kurgan, and was buried there after his death at the age of 82. He was the first Russian Marshal to be buried outside Moscow.
Chung, Peter5Peter Chung (born 19 April 1961 in Seoul, South Korea) is a Korean American animator. He is best known as the creator and director of Æon Flux, which ran as shorts on MTV's Liquid Television before launching as its own half-hour television series.
Church, Francis Pharcellus5Francis Pharcellus Church (22 February 1839 - 11 April 1906) was an American publisher and editor, most famous for his editorial reply to 8 year old Virginia O'Hanlon, "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".
Churchill, Charles16Charles Churchill (February 1731 – November 4, 1764) was an English poet and satirist.
Churchill, Ward12Ward LeRoy Churchill (born October 2, 1947) is an American writer and activist. He was a professor of ethnic studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder prior to being fired for academic misconduct.Wesson, Marianne; Clinton, Robert; Limón, José; McIntosh, Marjorie; Radelet, Michael (2006), (format: pdf), Report of the Investigative Committee of the Standing Committee on Research Misconduct at the University of Colorado at Boulder concerning Allegations of Academic Misconduct against Professor Ward Churchill, month: May 9, publisher: University of Colorado at Boulder A jury later found that he was wrongfully dismissed in response to his political views. He has written over twenty books and hundreds of essays.
Churchill, Winston273Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill KG OM CH TD FRS PC (Can) (November 30 1874 – January 24 1965) was a British politician and statesman, best known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during World War II. He was Prime Minister of the UK from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953.
Churchland Paul10Paul Churchland (born October 21, 1942) is a Canadian philosopher noted for his studies in neurophilosophy and the philosophy of mind.
Churchland, Patricia1Patricia Churchland (born 16 July 1943) is a Canadian-American philosopher.
Churchman, C. West68Charles West Churchman (29 August 1913 – 21 March 2004) was an American philosopher and systems scientist, known for his pioneering work in operations research, system analysis and ethics.
Chydenius, Anders6Anders Chydenius (26 February 1729 – 1 February 1803) was a Swedish-Finnish priest and member of the Riksdag of the Estates (Sweden's parliament). He was one of the founding fathers of liberalism, making the case for the free market in his pamphlet The National Gain (1765) and was the originator of the first Swedish law guaranteeing freedom of the press (1766). He also introduced the principle of freedom of information to Swedish government.
Ciani, Suzanne5Suzanne Ciani (born June 4, 1946) is an Italian American pianist and music composer, who found early success with innovative electronic music.
Ciano, Galeazzo1Galeazzo Ciano (18 March 1903 – 11 January 1944) was an Italian politician, Foreign Minister of Fascist Italy from 1936 until 1943 and Benito Mussolini's son-in-law.
Ciardi, John1John Anthony Ciardi (June 24, 1916 – March 30, 1986) was an American poet, translator, and etymologist.
Cibber, Colley27Colley Cibber (June 11, 1671 – November 12, 1757) was an English actor, playwright, Poet Laureate, first British actor-manager, and head Dunce of Alexander Pope's Dunciad.
Cicero91Marcus Tullius Cicero (3 January 106 BC – 7 December 43 BC), also known by the anglicized name Tully, in and after the Middle Ages, was a Roman philosopher, politician, lawyer, orator, political theorist, consul and constitutionalist. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the Roman equestrian order, and is widely considered one of Rome's greatest orators and prose stylists.
Cilliers, Paul13Friedrich Paul Cilliers (25 December 1956 – July 31, 2011) was a South-African philosopher and complexity researcher.
Cioran, Emile497Emil Cioran (8 April 1911 – 20 June 1995) was a Romanian philosopher, noted for his somber works in the French language; known in French as Émile Cioran.
Cistulli, Carson10Carson Cistulli (born 23 December 1979) is an American poet and journalist. He is the author of Some Common Weaknesses Illustrated, A Century of Enthousiasm, and Assorted Fictions.
Cixi, Empress Dowager7Empress Dowager Cixi (Empress Dowager Tzu-hsi; 慈禧太后) (29 November 1835 – 15 November 1908), of the Manchu Yehe Nara Clan, was a powerful and charismatic figure who became the de facto ruler of the Manchu Qing Dynasty in China for 47 years from 1861 to her death in 1908.
CK, Louis41Louis Szekely (born September 12, 1967), known professionally as Louis C.K., is a Mexican-Irish-American stand-up comedian, who has been active since 1985.
Claiborne, Shane10Shane Claiborne (born 1975) is one of the founding members of a New Monastic community named the Potter Street Community (formerly The Simple Way) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Clancy, Tom62Thomas Leo Clancy, Jr. (April 12, 1947 - October 1, 2013) was an American author of both fiction and non-fiction, mostly related to the military, terrorism, and international affairs.
Clapton, Eric14Eric Clapton (born 30 March 1945) is a British musician of blues, rock and jazz. Before going solo, he was with several bands, including the Yardbirds, Cream, Blind Faith and Derek and the Dominos in the mid-60's to early 70's.
Clare, John14John Clare (13 July 1793 – 20 May 1864) was an English poet, commonly known as "the Northamptonshire Peasant Poet". The son of a farm labourer, he was born at Helpston near Peterborough.
Clarence Stein8Clarence Samuel Stein (June 19, 1882 – February 7, 1975) was an American urban planner, architect, and writer, a major proponent of the Garden City movement in the United States.
Clarendon, Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of1Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon (18 February 1609 – 9 December 1674) was an English historian, statesman and grandfather of two queens regnant, Mary II and Anne.
Clark, Alan10Alan Kenneth Mackenzie Clark (April 13, 1928 – September 5, 1999) was a British Conservative politician, historian and diarist. The son of art historian Kenneth Clark, he read modern history at Oxford and qualified as a Barrister, but never practiced. His book "The Donkeys" (1961) argued that British troops were poorly led in the First World War. Clark became Conservative Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton in 1974, and served in the government of Margaret Thatcher. After standing down from Parliament in 1992, he published his diaries the next year which became an instant classic for their combination of political intrigue, high living, and Clark's many sexual exploits with women.
Clark, Anne1Anne Clark (born 14 May 1960) is an English musician.
Clark, Annie70Annie Erin Clark (born 28 September 1982) is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter who performs using the moniker St. Vincent. She has also been a member of Sufjan Stevens' touring band and the The Polyphonic Spree.
Clark, Charles3Charles Clarke (born 21 September 1950) is a British politician and Member of Parliament for Norwich South since 1997. He was Secretary of State for Education and Skills in the British government from October 2002 to December 2004. He was Home Secretary from December 2004 until May 2006.
Clark, David D.1David Dana Clark (born April 7, 1944) is an American computer scientist. From 1981 to 1989, he acted as chief protocol architect in the development of the Internet, and chaired the Internet Activities Board, which later became the Internet Architecture Board. He has also served as chairman of the Computer Sciences and Telecommunications Board of the National Research Council. He is currently a Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
Clark, Dick2Richard Wagstaff "Dick"Clark(20 10-07-19), Dick Clark on, publisher:, retrieved: September 2, 2010 (November 30, 1929 – April 18, 2012) was an American radio and television personality, best known for hosting American television's longest-running variety show, American Bandstand, from 1957 to 1987. He also hosted the game show Pyramid and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, which transmitted Times Square's New Year's Eve celebrations worldwide.
Clark, George Rogers7George Rogers Clark (November 19, 1752 – February 13, 1818) was an American pioneer and military officer credited with winning the Northwest Territory during the American Revolution.
Clark, Gordon2Gordon Haddon Clark (August 31, 1902 – April 9, 1985) was an American philosopher and Calvinist theologian.
Clark, Helen2Helen Elizabeth Clark (born 26 February 1950) is a New Zealand politician who served as the 37th Prime Minister in three successive terms from 1999 to 2008. She is currently the new chief of the United Nations Development Programme.
Clark, Joe9Charles Joseph "Joe" Clark (born June 5, 1939) is a retired Canadian politician. He was Prime Minister of Canada from 1979-06-04 to 1980-03-03.
Clark, Kenneth47Kenneth McKenzie Clark, Baron Clark of Saltwood, OM, CH, KCB, FBA (13 July 1903 – 21 May 1983) was an English author, museum director, broadcaster and one of the most famous art historians of his generation.
Clark, Petula5Petula Sally Olwen Clark CBE (born 15 November 1932) is an English singer, actress and composer whose career has spanned seven decades.
Clark, Ramsey5(William) Ramsey Clark (born December 18, 1927) was Attorney General of the United States during the presidency of Lyndon Baines Johnson, 1967–1968.
Clark, Stephen R. L.1Stephen R. L. Clark (born October 30, 1945) is a British philosopher and international authority on animal rights, currently professor of philosophy and Leverhulme Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool.
Clark, Thomas March2Thomas March Clark (1812–1903) was an American Episcopal bishop.
Clark, Wesley30Wesley Kanne Clark (born 23 December 1944) is an American politician, a retired four-star general of the U.S. Army, and a former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO. He was a candidate for the Democratic Party presidential nomination in 2004.
Clark, William1William Clark (August 1, 1770 – September 1, 1838) was an American explorer, soldier, Indian agent, and territorial governor. Along with Meriwether Lewis, Clark led the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804 to 1806 across the Louisiana Purchase to the Pacific Ocean, and claim the Pacific Northwest for the United States.
Clarke, Arthur C.106Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (16 December 1917 – 19 March 2008) was a British author, inventor and futurist, famous for his short stories and novels, among them 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), and as a host and commentator in the British television series Mysterious World. For many years, Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, and Clarke were known as the "Big Three" of science fiction.
Clarke, Bobby2Robert Earle Clarke (born August 13, 1949) is a former Canadian ice hockey player, who played for the Philadelphia Flyers.
Clarke, Henry Savile8Henry Savile Clarke (1841–1893) was a dramatist and critic. He wrote and produced a dramatisation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.
Clarke, James Freeman14James Freeman Clarke (April 4, 1810 – June 8, 1888) was an American preacher and author.
Clarke, McDonald3McDonald Clarke (1798–1842) was a poet of some fame in New York in the early part of the 19th century.
Clarkson, Jeremy33Jeremy Clarkson (born 11 April 1960) is an English broadcaster and journalist who specialises in motoring. He is best known for his role on the BBC TV show Top Gear.
Clarkson, Kelly7Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American singer-songwriter and actress who has enjoyed success in the pop and rock music genres. Clarkson made her debut under RCA Records after she won the highly publicized first season of the television series American Idol in 2002.
Clauberg, Carl2Carl Clauberg (September 28, 1898 – August 9, 1957) was a German medical doctor who conducted medical experiments on human beings in Nazi concentration camps during World War Two. He worked with Horst Schumann in X-ray sterilization experiments at Auschwitz concentration camp. Clauberg was arrested in 1955 and was put on trial but died of a heart attack in his cell before the trial could start.
Claudel, Camille1Camille Claudel (8 December 1864 – 19 October 1943) was a French sculptor and graphic artist.
Claudel, Paul5Paul Claudel (6 August 1868 – 23 February 1955) was a French poet, playwright and diplomat. As a writer he is best remembered for his verse dramas, and as a public servant for his five years as ambassador to the United States.
Claudette Colvin3Claudette Colvin (born September 5, 1939) is a pioneer of the African American civil rights movement. On March 2, 1955, she was the first person arrested for resisting bus segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, preceding the more publicized Rosa Parks incident by nine months.
Claudian10Claudius Claudianus (c. 370 – 404), known in English as Claudian, was an Alexandrian poet, writing first in Greek and later in Latin. By many he is considered the last of the great Classical Latin poets.
Clausewitz, Carl von60Carl von Clausewitz (1 June 1780 – 16 November 1831) was a Prussian general and influential military theorist. He is most famous for his military treatise Vom Kriege, translated into English as On War.
Clavell, James40James Clavell (10 October 1924 – 7 September 1994), born Charles Edmund Dumaresq Clavell, was a British novelist, screenwriter, director and a World War II hero and POW.
Clay, Andrew Dice1Andrew Dice Clay (born September 29, 1957) is a comedian and actor.
Clay, Henry23Henry Clay (12 April 1777 – 29 June 1852) was a leading American statesman and orator who served in both the House of Representatives and Senate. Known as "The Great Compromiser" and "The Great Pacifier" for his ability to bring others to agreement, he was the founder and leader of the Whig Party and a leading advocate of programs for modernizing the economy, especially tariffs to protect industry, a national bank and internal improvements to promote canals, ports and railroads.
Cleaver, Eldridge11Eldridge Cleaver (August 31, 1935 – May 1, 1998) was an author, prominent American civil rights leader, and dominant member of the Black Panther Party.
Cleese, John15John Marwood Cleese (born 27 October 1939) is an English comedian and actor best known for being one of the members of the comedy group Monty Python and for co-writing the TV series Fawlty Towers in which he played Basil Fawlty.
Cleland, John4John Cleland (1710 – January 23 1789) was an English writer; he is best known as the author of the erotic novel Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, sometimes published under the title Fanny Hill.
Clemenceau, Georges24Georges Benjamin Clemenceau (28 September 1841 – 24 November 1929) was a French statesman who led the nation in the First World War. A leader of the Radical Party, he played a central role in politics during the Third Republic. Clemenceau served as the Prime Minister of France from 1906 to 1909, and again from 1917 to 1920. He was one of the principal architects of the Treaty of Versailles at the France Peace Conference of 1919.
Clemens August Graf von Galen3Clemens August Graf von Galen (16 March 1878 – 22 March 1946) was Bishop of Münster from 1933 until his death in 1946.
Clement Attlee22Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee KG OM CH FRS PC (3 January 1883 – 8 October 1967) was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1945 to 1951. Coming from an upper middle class background, Attlee was converted to socialism through working in the East End of London and became MP for Stepney in 1922. He was elected Labour Party leader in 1935 and won a landslide victory in the 1945 election; his government put in place the welfare state including the National Health Service. Attlee was well known for his laconic turn of phrase.
Clement of Alexandria3Titus Flavius Clemens (c. 150 – c. 215), known as Clement of Alexandria, was a Christian theologian who taught at the Catechetical School of Alexandria.
Clement, Hal4Hal Clement (May 30, 1922 – October 29, 2003) was an American science fiction author.
Clemente, Roberto421Roberto Enrique Clemente Walker (18 August 1934 – 31 December 1972) was a Puerto Rican Major League baseball player from 1955 through 1972, exclusively with the Pittsburgh Pirates. A posthumous inductee to the National Baseball Hall of Fame (following his fatal plane crash on December 31, 1972, en route to deliver aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua), Clemente became both the first Latin American and the first Caribbean player to be enshrined. The National League's Most Valuable Player in 1966, as well as the 1971 World Series MVP, Clemente was also a 4-time NL batting champion, 12-time Gold Glove winner, and 12-time All-Star.
Cleopatra VII5Cleopatra VII (69 BC – 30 BC) was a political ruler and religious figure of ancient Egypt who, allied with Julius Caesar, solidified her rule. After Caesar's assassination, she aligned with Mark Antony of the Second Triumvirate with whom she produced twins, and whom she married by Egyptian rites. She committed suicide after the successful invasion of Egypt by the forces of Octavian, who afterwards, with the execution of her son Caesarion, ended the Ptolemaic dynasty.
Clerc, Laurent3Louis Laurent Marie Clerc (26 December 1785 – 18 July 1869) was a deaf teacher and co-founder, with Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, of the first school for the deaf in North America, the Hartford Asylum for the Education and Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb (now the American School for the Deaf), the oldest existing school for the deaf in North America.
Clerke, Agnes Mary4Agnes Mary Clerke (10 February 1842 – 20 January 1907) was an Irish astronomer who wrote popular books on astronomy and its history.
Cleveland, John4John Cleveland (16 June 1613 – 29 April 1658) was an English poet.
Clevinger, Brian29Brian Clevinger (born May 7, 1978) is the author of the webcomic 8-Bit Theater, he comic miniseries Atomic Robo, and the novel Nuklear Age.
Cliff, Clarice1Clarice Cliff (20 January 1899 – 23 October 1972) was a famous designer of ceramic shapes and patterns in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire - mainly active between 1922 and 1939.
Clifford, William Kingdon20William Kingdon Clifford (May 4, 1845 – March 3, 1879) was an English mathematician and philosopher.
Clifton, Mark22Mark Clifton (1906–1963) was an American science fiction writer.
Clifton, Scott8Scott Clifton Snyder (born October 31, 1984) is an actor, musician, and video blogger. He is commonly known online by the screen name "Theoretical Bullshit".
Cline, Patsy6Patsy Cline (September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963) was an American country and pop music singer.
Clinton, Hillary Rodham101Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born 26 October 1947) is a former United States Secretary of State, U.S. Senator, and First Lady of the United States. From 2009 to 2013, she was the 67th Secretary of State, serving under President Barack Obama. She previously represented New York in the U.S. Senate (2001 to 2009). Before that, as the wife of President Bill Clinton, she was First Lady from 1993 to 2001. In the 2008 election, Clinton was a leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Clinton, William Jefferson87William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III; 19 August 1946) is an American politician, 42nd President of the United States of America, and the husband of Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Clipse19Clipse are a Virginia based hip hop duo. Formed by brothers Malice (born Gene Thornton in 1979, in The Bronx) and Pusha-T (born Terrence Thornton in 1977, in The Bronx) in 1992, they are best known for their 2002 hit single "Grindin'" and their affiliation with multi-platinum production team, The Neptunes.
Clokey, Art7Arthur "Art" Clokey (October 12, 1921 – January 8, 2010), born Arthur C. Farrington, was a pioneer in the popularization of stop motion clay animation. He is best known for his animated television character Gumby.
Clooney, George4George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an Academy Award and two-time Golden Globe-winning American actor, director, producer and screenwriter.
Close, Chuck1Chuck Thomas Close (born July 5, 1940, in Monroe, Washington) is an American painter and photographer. He achieved fame as a photorealist through his portraits on a massive scale.
Clothier, Robert Clarkson1Robert Clarkson Clothier (January 8, 1885 – March 18, 1970) was the fourteenth President of Rutgers University serving from 1932 to 1951.
Clough, Arthur Hugh34Arthur Hugh Clough (January 1, 1819 – November 13, 1861) was an English poet, and the brother of Anne Clough.
Clyburn, Jim6James Enos "Jim" Clyburn (born July 21, 1940) is an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for South Carolina's 6th congressional district. He is a Democrat and currently serves as the House Majority Whip.
Coad, Peter7Peter Coad (born December 30, 1953) is an American computer scientist, software entrepreneur and author of books on programming. He is notable for his role in defining what have come to be known as the UML colors, a color-coded notation chiefly useful for simplifying one's understanding of a design or model.
Coase, Ronald10Ronald Harry Coase (December 29, 1910 – September 2, 2013) was a British economist and the Clifton R. Musser Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Chicago Law School.
Coates, Florence Earle10Florence Earle Coates (1 July 1850 – 6 April 1927)—American poet born in Philadelphia, and Pennsylvania poet laureate who gained notoriety both at home and abroad for her works of poetry—nearly three-hundred of which were published in literary magazines of her day such as the Atlantic Monthly, Scribner's, The Literary Digest, Lippincott's, The Century Magazine, and Harper's.
Coates, Ken1Kenneth Sidney Coates (16 September 1930 – 27 June 2010) was a British politician, Marxist author and editor. He chaired the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation and edited The Spokesman, the BRPF magazine launched in March 1970. He was a Member of the European Parliament from 1989 to 1999.
Coates, Ta-Nehisi1Ta-Nehisi Coates (born 1975) is a senior editor for The Atlantic and a memoirist. He often writes about African-American history, gaming, and current events.
Cobain, Kurt174Kurt Donald Cobain (20 February 1967 – ca. 5 April 1994) was the lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist of the American grunge band, Nirvana.  He is survived by his wife Courtney Love and his daughter Frances Bean Cobain.
Cobb, Frank I.1Frank Irving Cobb (6 August 1869 – 21 December 1923) was an American journalist. He succeeded Joseph Pulitzer as editor of The New York World and became famous for his editorials.
Cobb, Ty22Tyrus Raymond "Ty" Cobb (18 December 1886 – 17 July 1961), nicknamed "the Georgia Peach", was an American baseball player generally considered to be the greatest player of the "dead ball era" (1900 – 1920).
Cobbett, William39William Cobbett (March 9 1763 – June 18 1835) was an English politician, agriculturist, journalist and pamphleteer, writing first in the Tory and then in the Radical cause.
Coburn, Tom1Thomas Allen "Tom" Coburn (born March 14, 1948) is an American politician and medical doctor. A member of the Republican Party, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994 as part of the Republican Revolution. He upheld his campaign pledge to serve no more than three consecutive terms and did not run for re-election in 2000. In 2004, he returned to political office with a successful run for the U.S. Senate. Coburn was re-elected to a second term in 2010 and pledged not to seek a third term in 2016.
Cochran, Johnnie4Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. (2 October 1937 – 29 March 2005) was a famed American defense attorney best known for his role in the "Dream Team" of legal defense for O. J. Simpson during his highly publicized murder trial.
Cochrane, Alfred2Alfred Cochrane (26 January 1865 – 14 December 1948) was an accomplished cricketer, and subsequently made his name as a writer on sporting subjects and of light verse
Cockburn, Alexander9Alexander Claud Cockburn pronounced koh-burn (June 6, 1941 – July 21, 2012) was a Scottish-born political journalist who was raised in Ireland and has lived and worked in the United States since 1972. Together with Jeffrey St. Clair he edited the political newsletter CounterPunch. Cockburn also wrote for The Nation, The Los Angeles Times and The First Post.
Cockburn, Alexander13Sir Alexander Cockburn, 12th Baronet, QC (24 September 1802 – 28 November 1880) was a Scottish lawyer, politician and judge. A notorious womaniser and socialite, as Lord Chief Justice he heard some of the leading causes célèbres of the nineteenth century.
Cockburn, Bruce8Bruce Douglas Cockburn OC (born May 27, 1945) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist. As of 2006 he has released 29 albums. Mr. Cockburn was born in Ottawa and spent a portion of his childhood on a farm near Pembroke. He attended Nepean High School in Ottawa and Berklee School of Music in Boston. Cockburn was inducted as a Member to the Order of Canada in 1982 and promoted to Officer in 2002. He is also the recipient of five Honorary Doctorates.
Cockburn, Claud9Francis Claud Cockburn (April 12 1904 – December 15 1981) was an influential left-wing English journalist; also a novelist, short-story writer and autobiographer. His many pseudonyms include Frank Pitcairn and James Helvick.
Cocker, Jarvis5Jarvis Cocker (born 19 September 1963) is an English singer-songwriter and frontman of the Britpop group Pulp.
Cocteau, Jean94Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau (5 July 1889 – 11 October 1963) was a French poet, novelist, painter, and filmmaker.
Codd, E. F.6Edgar Frank "Ted" Codd (August 23, 1923 – April 18, 2003) was a British computer scientist and winner of the 1981 Turing Award. He originated the relational approach to database management that is employed in most databases today.
Codreanu, Corneliu Zelea75Corneliu Zelea Codreanu (September 13, 1899 – November 30, 1938) was a Romanian political leader of the far right, the founder and charismatic leader of the Iron Guard or The Legion of the Archangel Michael (also known as the Legionary Movement), a nationalist, Orthodox Christian, anti-Communist, and anti-Jewish organization which was active throughout most of the interwar period.
Codrescu, Andrei5Andrei Codrescu (born December 20, 1946, in Sibiu, Romania) is a Jewish Romanian-American poet, novelist, essayist, screenwriter, and commentator for National Public Radio.
Coelho, Paulo138Paulo Coelho (IPA: ˈpau̯lu ˈko̯eʎu) (born 24 August 1947) is a Brazilian poet and writer.
Coen brothers30Joel David Coen (born 29 November 1954) and Ethan Jesse Coen (born 21 September 1957) professionally known as the Coen brothers, are American filmmakers who write, direct and produce their films jointly, although until recently Joel received sole credit for directing and Ethan for producing. They often alternate top billing for their screenplays while sharing film credits for editor under the alias Roderick Jaynes. Their films include Blood Simple, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, No Country for Old Men, and True Grit.
Coetzee, J. M.35John Maxwell Coetzee (born 9 February 1940), often called J. M. Coetzee, is a South African-born writer and academic. A novelist and literary critic as well as a translator, Coetzee won the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature. He now lives in Australia.
Coffey, Charles1Charles Coffey (died 1745) was an Irish playwright and composer.
Cohen-Tannoudji, Claude2Claude Cohen-Tannoudji (born April 1, 1933) is a French physicist, who was awarded the 1997 Nobel laureate in Physics for his work on cooling and trapping atoms with laser light.
Cohen, Albert14Albert Cohen (August 16, 1895 – October 17, 1981) was a Greek-born Jewish Swiss novelist who wrote in French.
Cohen, Bram3Bram Cohen (born 1975) is a computer programmer, best known as the author of BitTorrent.
Cohen, Chapman4Chapman Cohen (1 September 1868 – 4 February 1954) was a leading English atheist and secularist writer and lecturer.
Cohen, Gerald1Gerald Allan "Jerry" Cohen (April 14, 1941 – August 5, 2009) was a Canadian Marxist political philosopher.
Cohen, I. Bernard 5I. Bernard Cohen (1 March 1914 – 20 June 2003) was the Victor S. Thomas Professor of the history of science at Harvard University and the author of many books on the history of science and, in particular, Isaac Newton.
Cohen, Jeffrey7Jeffrey Cohen (born 19 February 1940) is a leading British rabbi and author of books on Judaism.
Cohen, Leonard87Leonard Norman Cohen (born 21 September 1934) is a Canadian poet, songwriter, singer, and novelist noted for the bold exploration of religion, politics, sexuality, personal relationships and personal isolation in his works.
Cohen, Mickey1Meyer Harris "Mickey" Cohen (September 4, 1913 in Brooklyn, New York – July 29, 1976 in Los Angeles, California) was a gangster based in L.A. from the 1930s through the 1970s.
Cohen, Morris Raphael1Morris Raphael Cohen (July 25, 1880 – January 28, 1947) was an American philosopher, lawyer and legal scholar who united pragmatism with logical positivism and linguistic analysis.
Cohen, Richard1Richard A. Cohen (born 1952) is a psychotherapist, author, and sexual orientation therapist. Cohen, founder and Executive Director Emeritus of the International Healing Foundation, gives trainings and runs seminars and workshops on his theories of how to help lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people who experience unwanted same-sex attraction (SSA).
Cohen, Ronald4Sir Ronald Cohen (born 1945) is an Egyptian-born British businessman and political figure, known as "the father of British venture capital".
Cohen, Samuel8Samuel Theodore Cohen (January 25, 1921 – November 28, 2010) was an American Jewish nuclear theorist. A former employee of RAND, he is most famous for being known as the inventor of the Neutron Bomb.
Cohen, William S.1William Sebastian Cohen (born August 28, 1940) is an American author and politician from the U.S. state of Maine. A Republican, Cohen served as both a member of the United States House of Representatives and Senate, and as Secretary of Defense (1997–2001) under Democratic President Bill Clinton.
Coke, Edward23Sir Edward Coke (1 February 1552 – 3 September 1634) was an early English colonial entrepreneur and jurist whose writings on the English common law were definitive legal texts for some 300 years.
Colander, David1David C. Colander (born November 16, 1947) is an American economist, and the Christian A. Johnson Distinguished Professor of Economics at Middlebury College
Colbert, Claudette2Claudette Colbert (September 13, 1903 – July 30, 1996) was a French-born American stage and film actress.
Colbert, Gregory12Gregory Colbert (born 19 April 1960) is a Canadian a film-maker and photographer best known as the creator of Ashes and Snow, a traveling exhibition of photographic artworks and films housed in the Nomadic Museum.
Colbert, Jean-Baptiste3Jean-Baptiste Colbert (29 August 1619 – 6 September 1683) was a French politician who served as the Minister of Finances of France from 1665 to 1683 under the rule of King Louis XIV. His relentless hard work and thrift made him an esteemed minister. He achieved a reputation for his work of improving the state of French manufacturing and bringing the economy back from the brink of bankruptcy.
Colbert, Stephen66Stephen Tyrone Colbert (born 13 May 1964) is an American satirist, comedian, writer and actor most famous for his work on The Daily Show and, starting in 2005, The Colbert Report, in which he portrays a parody of conservative media pundits. He graduated from Northwestern University in 1986, and appeared in the films Nobody Knows Anything! (2003), Snow Days (1999), and Shock Asylum (1997). In 1995, Colbert made his TV debut on Comedy Central in Exit 57 and was later on the show Strangers with Candy. Colbert did voice work for "The Ambiguously Gay Duo" on Saturday Night Live as the voice of Ace, and also provided the voices of "Myron Reducto", "Phil Ken Sebben", and "The Eagle Of Truth" on Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law.
Colby, Frank Moore1Frank Moore Colby (1865–1925) was an American educator and writer, born in Washington, D. C. He graduated from Columbia University in 1888, was acting professor of history at Amherst College in 1890–91, lecturer on history at Columbia and instructor in history and economics at Barnard College from 1891 to 1895, and professor of economics at New York University thereafter until 1900. Between 1893 and 1895 he was a member of the editorial staff of Johnson's Cyclopedia in the department of history and political science, and in 1898 he became editor of the International Year Book and one of the editors of the International Cyclopedia. He was one of the editors of the first edition (1900–1903) of the New International Encyclopedia and of the second edition (1913–15).
Cole, Nat King8Nat "King" Cole (17 March 1919 – 15 February 1965) American singer and jazz musician; born Nathaniel Adams Coles
Cole, Thomas1Thomas Cole (1 February 1801 – 11 February 1848) was an American artist and poet.
Colebatch, Hal1Hal Colebatch (born 7 October 1945), also known as Hal G. P. Colebatch and Hal Colebatch, is an Australian author, poet, lecturer, journalist, editor, and lawyer.
Coleman, James1James S. Coleman (May 12, 1926, Bedford, Indiana – March 25, 1995, Chicago) was an American sociologist.
Coleman, Norm2Norman Bertram "Norm" Coleman, Jr. (born August 17, 1949), since 2003, is a former Republican U.S. Senator from Minnesota.
Coleman, Ronnie7Ronald Dean Coleman (born May 13, 1964, in Bastrop, Louisiana) is a retired American professional bodybuilder who shares the record of eight straight wins as Mr. Olympia.
Coleman, Sidney3Sidney Coleman (7 March 1937 – 18 November 2007) was an eminent theoretical physicist who studied under Murray Gell-Mann.
Coleridge, Hartley31Hartley Coleridge (September 19, 1796 – January 6, 1849) was an English writer. He was the eldest son of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Coleridge, Mary Elizabeth3Mary Elizabeth Coleridge (23 September 1861 – 25 August 1907) was a British novelist and poet, who also wrote essays and reviews. She taught at the London Working Women's College for twelve years from 1895 to 1907. She wrote poetry under the pseudonym Anodos, taken from George MacDonald; other influences on her were Richard Watson Dixon and Christina Rossetti.
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor186Samuel Taylor Coleridge (October 21, 1772 – July 25, 1834) was an English poet, critic and philosopher who was, along with his friend William Wordsworth, one of the founders of the Romantic Movement in England and one of the Lake Poets.
Colesworthy, Daniel Clement1Daniel Clement Colesworthy (14 July 1810 – 1893) was an American printer, bookseller, and poet.
Colette39Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (28 January 1873 – 3 August 1954) was a French writer, usually known simply by her pen-name "Colette."
Colfer, Chris24Christopher Paul "Chris" Colfer (born May 27, 1990) is an American actor, singer and author best known for his portrayal of Kurt Hummel on the television series Glee.
Colfer, Eoin58Eoin Colfer (born 14 May 1965) is an Irish author and comedian, most famous as the creator of the Artemis Fowl series.
Colleen Fitzpatrick13Colleen Ann Fitzpatrick (born July 20, 1969 in Old Bridge, New Jersey) is an American pop music artist, dancer and actress, better known by her stage name, Vitamin C.
Collier, Jeremy1Jeremy Collier (23 September 1650 – 26 April 1726) was an English bishop and theatre critic.
Colligan, Ed1Edward "Ed" Colligan (born March 4, 1961) was president and CEO of Palm, Inc.
Collingwood, Stuart Dodgson4Stuart Dodgson Collingwood (1870–1937) was an English clergyman and headmaster. He wrote two books about his uncle, Lewis Carroll.
Collins, Billy9Billy Collins (born 1941) is an American poet, who was Poet Laureate of the United States from 2001 to 2003 and the New York State Poet Laureate from 2004 to 2006.
Collins, Francis8Francis S. Collins M.D. Ph.D. (born April 14, 1950) is a physician-geneticist noted for his landmark discoveries of disease genes, and his administration of the Human Genome Project (HGP). He is the former director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and current director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Collins, Michael9Michael Collins (in Irish Mícheál Seán Ó Coileáin; 16 October 1890 – 22 August 1922) was an Irish revolutionary leader, Minister for Finance in the Irish Republic, Director of Intelligence for the IRA, and member of the Irish delegation during the Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations, both as Chairman of the Provisional Government and Commander-in-Chief of the National Army.
Collins, Mortimer3Mortimer Collins (29 June 1827 – 28 July 1876) was an English writer and novelist. He went to London, where he devoted himself to journalism in the Conservative Party interest, writing largely for periodicals. He also wrote a good deal of occasional and humorous verse, and several novels.
Collins, Phil10Philip David Charles Collins (born 30 January 1951), generally referred to as Phil Collins, is a British rock/pop musician. Collins’ presence on popular music was most evident in the mid-to-late 1980s. He is most famous as the lead singer and drummer of progressive rock group Genesis and as a Grammy winning solo artist.
Collins, Steve4Stephen Collins (born 21 July 1964), nicknamed The Celtic Warrior, is an Irish former boxing champion.
Collins, Susan1Susan Margaret Collins (born December 7, 1952) is an American politician, the junior U.S. Senator from Maine and a Republican.
Collins, Suzanne74Suzanne Collins (born August 10, 1962) is an American television writer and novelist, best known for writing The Hunger Games series (which is comprised of The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay).
Collins, Tim1Tim Collins OBE (born April 1960 in Belfast, Northern Ireland) is a former colonel in the British Army. He is best known for his role in the Iraq War, and his inspirational eve-of-battle speech, a copy of which apparently hangs in the White House.
Collins, Wilkie1William Wilkie Collins (January 8, 1824 – September 23, 1889) was an English novelist, playwright and writer of short stories. He was a pioneer in the writing of detective fiction.
Collins, William20William Collins (December 25, 1721 – June 12, 1759) was an English lyric poet, seen as one of the most influential precursors of Romanticism.
Colman, George, the Younger11George Colman (October 21, 1762 – October 17, 1836), known as "the Younger," was an English dramatist and miscellaneous writer, and son of George Colman "the Elder".
Colson, Charles1Charles Wendell "Chuck" Colson (October 16, 1931 – April 21, 2012) was the chief counsel for President Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1973, during which he organized the burglary of a psychiatrist's office that developed into the Watergate scandal. After being convicted of obstruction of justice he went on to serve a seven-month prison term. While in prison he converted to Christianity and he emerged as a public speaker, author, founder of Prison Fellowship, and chairman of the Wilberforce Forum.
Colton, Charles Caleb29Charles Caleb Colton (1780–1832) was a British author, clergyman, and art collector.
Coltrane, John6John Coltrane (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967) was a famous American jazz saxophonist.
Coluche5Michel Colucci (October 28, 1944 Paris – June 19, 1986 Opio, Alpes-Maritimes), better known as Coluche, was a French comedian and actor, famous for his irreverent sense of humour.
Columbus, Christopher37Christopher Columbus (c. 1451 – 20 May 1506) (Cristoforo Colombo in Italian, Cristóbal Colón in Spanish, Cristóvão Colombo in Portuguese) was an explorer who crossed the Atlantic Ocean and reached the Americas on October 12th 1492 under the flag of Castilian Spain. In subsequent voyages he oversaw the conquest of the Caribbean, where his brutality led to arrest and loss of favor in the Spanish court.
Colvin, Marie1Marie Catherine Colvin (12 January 1956 – 22 February 2012) was an award-winning American journalist. She was killed while covering the siege of Homs in Syria for Britain's Sunday Times.
Comeau, Joey37Joey Comeau (born September 26, 1980) is a Canadian writer. He is best known for writing the text of the webcomic A Softer World.
Comenius, John Amos1John Amos Comenius (28 March 1592 – 15 November 1670) was a Czech teacher, scientist, educator and writer.
Comfort, Ray134Ray Comfort (born December 5, 1949) is a minister and evangelist. He started Living Waters Publications and The Way of the Master in Bellflower, California and has written a number of books.
Commager, Henry Steele3Henry Steele Commager (October 25, 1902 – March 2, 1998) was an American historian and teacher.
Commines, Philippe de7Philippe de Commines (otherwise de Commynes or de Comines) (c. 1447 – c. 1511) was a diplomat and historian from the Burgundian Netherlands whose career was mainly conducted at the French court. His Mémoires record with unique authority the history of his own times.
Common (rapper)21Common (formerly Common Sense, born Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. on March 13, 1972, in Chicago, Illinois) is a Chicago-based hip hop artist.
Commoner, Barry3Barry Commoner (May 28, 1917 – September 30, 2012) was an American biologist, college professor, and eco-socialist. In 1980 he ran for President of the United States on the Citizens Party ticket.
Compton-Burnett, Ivy10Dame Ivy Compton-Burnett DBE (5 June 1884 – 27 August 1969) was an award-winning English novelist.
Compton, Arthur1Arthur Holly Compton (September 10, 1892 – March 15, 1962) was an American physicist and Nobel laureate in physics for his discovery of the Compton effect.
Compton, Ralph1Ralph Compton (April 11, 1934 — September 16, 1998) was an American writer of western fiction.
Comte, Auguste17Isidore Marie Auguste François Xavier Comte (17 January 1798 – 5 September 1857) was a French philosopher who coined the terms "sociology" and "altruism" and developed forms of social discipline he called Positivism.
Concordio, Bartholomew Of San12Bartholomew of San Concordio (b. at San Concordia, near Pisa about 1260; d. at Pisa, 11 June 1347) was an Italian Dominican canonist and man of letters.
Conde, Patricia8Patricia Conde Galindo (born 5 October 1979) is a Spanish actress, comedian, TV presenter and model.
Condell, Pat86Patrick Condell (born 1949) is an English stand up comedian, writer and secularist. He has caused controversy with outspoken monologues on various video websites denouncing religion and political correctness, while also defending atheism.
Conder, Josiah1Josiah Conder (sometimes spelt Condor) (17 September 1789 – 27 December 1859), correspondent of Robert Southey and well connected to romantic authors of his day, was editor of the British literary magazine The Eclectic Review, the Nonconformist and abolitionist newspaper The Patriot, the author of romantic verses, poetry, and many popular hymns.
Condillac, Etienne Bonnot De6Étienne Bonnot de Condillac (30 September 1714 – 3 August 1780) was a French philosopher.
Condon, Edward3Edward Uhler Condon (March 2, 1902 – March 26, 1974) was a distinguished nuclear physicist, a pioneer in quantum mechanics, a participant in the development of radar and nuclear weapons in World War II, research director of Corning Glass, director of the National Bureau of Standards, and president of the American Physical Society (as well as, late in his life, professor of physics at the University of Colorado.
Cone, Fred P.1Frederick Preston Cone (September 28, 1871 – July 28, 1948) was the 27th governor of Florida (1937–1941).
Cone, James H.21James Hal Cone (born August 5, 1938) is an African-American Christian theologian in the Methodist tradition.
Confucius120Confucius Chinese: 孔夫子, transliterated Kong Fu Zi or K'ung-fu-tzu, literally "Master Kong" (traditionally 28 September 551 B.C. – 479 B.C.) was a Chinese social philosopher, whose teachings deeply influenced East Asian life and thought.
Congreve, William36William Congreve (24 January 1670 – 19 January 1729) was an English playwright and poet.
Conington, John32John Conington (10 August 1825 – 23 October 1869) was an English classical scholar.
Conklin, Edwin Grant5Edwin Grant Conklin (November 24, 1863 – November 20, 1952) was an American biologist and zoologist.
Conlon, Fred3Fred Conlon (1943–2005) was an Irish sculptor.
Connery, Sean3Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born August 25, 1930) is a Scottish actor and film producer who is perhaps best known as the first actor to portray James Bond in cinema, starring in seven Bond films. He is a campaigner for Scottish independence.
Connick, Harry Jr.5Joseph Harry Fowler Connick (born September 11, 1967, in New Orleans), better known as Harry Connick, Jr., is an American actor and jazz/pop musician.
Connolly, Billy21Billy Connolly (born 24 November 1942) is a Comedian, Musician, Presenter, and Actor. He is sometimes known, especially in his native Scotland, by the nickname "The Big Yin" ("The Big One", a reference to his 6' height).
Connolly, Cyril44Cyril Vernon Connolly (10 September 1903 – 26 November 1974) was an English author, editor and critic.
Connolly, James11James Connolly (Irish: Séamas Ó Conghaile or Ó Conghalaigh, June 5, 1868 – May 12, 1916) was a Scottish-born Irish socialist politician and fighter against British rule. He became involved in the socialist movement while in Scotland, and when back in Ireland founded the Irish Labour Party. He was Commandant of the Dublin Brigade during the Easter Rising, and after being captured by the British, was shot by firing squad.
Connolly, John1John Connolly (born 31 May 1968) is an Irish writer. His best known thrillers present as a main and recurrent character the detective Charlie "Bird" Parker. As a journalist, he has written for The Irish Times.
Conrad, Joseph74Joseph Conrad (3 December 1857 – 3 August 1924) was a Polish writer, working in England, regarded as one of the greatest novelists in the English language.
Conrad, Paul13Paul Francis Conrad (June 27, 1924 – September 4, 2010) was an American political cartoonist from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was chief editorial cartoonist for the Los Angeles Times from 1964 to 1993. Conrad was syndicated to hundreds of newspapers worldwide. He earned three Pulitzer Prizes for editorial cartooning during his career.
Conrad, Tony1Tony Conrad (born 1940) is an American filmmaker, musician and composer.
Constable, Henry3Henry Constable (1562–1613) was an English poet. Becoming a Roman Catholic, he went to Paris, and acted as an agent for the Catholic powers. He died at Liège. In 1592 he published Diana, a collection of sonnets, and contributed to England's Helicon four poems, including "Diaphenia" and "Venus and Adonis". His style is characterised by fervour and richness of colour.
Constant, Benjamin1Henri-Benjamin Constant de Rebecque (October 25, 1767 – December 8, 1830) was a Swiss-born thinker, writer and French politician.
Constantin Brâncuși10Constantin Brâncuși (February 19, 1876 – March 16, 1957) was a Romanian-born sculptor who made his career in France. His art emphasizes clean geometrical lines that balance forms inherent in his materials with the symbolic allusions of representational art.
Constantine II of Greece5Constantine II (Κωνσταντῖνος Βʹ, Τέως Βασιλεὺς τῶν Ἑλλήνων, Konstantínos Βʹ, Teos Vasiléfs ton Ellínon; born 2 June 1940) was King of Greece from 1964 until the abolition of the monarchy in 1973, the sixth and last monarch of the Greek Royal Family.
Constantine the Great13Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus (c. 27 February 272 – 22 May 337), commonly known as Constantine I, Constantine the Great, or Saint Constantine, was Roman Emperor from 306 to 337. Well known for being the first Roman emperor to convert to Christianity, Constantine reversed the persecutions of his predecessor, Diocletian, and issued the Edict of Milan in 313, which proclaimed religious liberty throughout the empire.
Constantine, Learie1Learie Nicholas Constantine, Baron Constantine MBE (21 September 1901 – 1 July 1971) was a Trinidadian-British cricketer, broadcast journalist, administrator, lawyer, and politician.
Constantine, Susannah25Susannah Constantine (born 3 June 1962) is a fashion guru and television presenter, who became famous as the co-host of What Not to Wear in 2001, with Trinny Woodall.
Conti, Giusto de2Giusto de' Conti (Valmontone, circa 1390 – Rimini, 19 November, 1449) was an Italian poet and humanist.
Conway Morris, Simon31Simon Conway Morris (born 6 November 1951) is a British paleontologist, who became noted for his studies of the Burgess Shale fossils. He is Professor of Evolutionary Palaeobiology in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge.
Conway, Anne8Anne Conway, Viscountess Conway and Killultagh, born Anne Finch (14 December 1631 – 18 February 1679) was an English philosopher, cited as an influence by Leibniz, and an early convert to Quakerism.
Conwell, Russell5Russell H. Conwell (February 15, 1843 – December 6, 1925) was an American Baptist minister who was the founder and first president of Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He delivered the lecture Acres of Diamonds thousands of times in the 1880s and 1890s. This lecture was subsequently published as a book.
Coogan, Steve1Stephen John "Steve" Coogan (born 14 October 1965) is a BAFTA-winning English actor, comedian, writer, impressionist and producer, best known for the character Alan Partridge.
Cook, Dane8Dane Jeffrey Cook (born March 18, 1972, in Cambridge, Massachusetts) is an American observational stand-up comedian with dark humor, comedic violence, and excitable, high-energy stage presence.
Cook, Eliza4Eliza Cook (24 December 1818 – 23 September 1889) was an English author born in Southwark. She attended the local Sunday Schools and was encouraged by the son of the music master to produce her first volume of poetry. From this she took confidence and in 1837 began to offer verse to the radical Weekly Dispatch, then edited by William Johnson Fox. She was a staple of its pages for the next ten years. She also offered material to The Literary Gazette, Metropolitan Magazine and New Monthly.
Cook, Peter59Peter Edward Cook (17 November 1937 – 9 January 1995) was an English satirist, writer and comedian who is widely regarded as the father of the British satire boom of the 1960s. He has frequently been referred to by modern British comedians as their greatest inspiration. He first achieved fame in the revue Beyond the Fringe.
Cook, Rick2Rick Cook (born 1944) is an American author of light fantasy novels. His writing includes many computer jokes, and is best enjoyed by those who have a background in computers.
Cook, Tim7Tim Cook (born 1960-11-01) is an American business executive best known for his current role as CEO of Apple Inc. Before joining Apple in 1998, Cook also served as an executive at IBM and Compaq.
Cooke, Alistair1Alistair Cooke KBE (20 November 1908 – 30 March 2004) was a journalist and broadcaster. Born in England, he became a naturalized American citizen.
Cooke, Josiah1Josiah Parsons Cooke (October 12, 1827 – September 3, 1894) was an American scientist who worked at Harvard University and was instrumental in the measurement of atomic weights, inspiring America's first Nobel laureate in chemistry, Theodore Richards, to pursue similar research. Cooke's 1854 paper on atomic weights has been said to foreshadow the periodic law developed later by Mendeleev and others.
Cooke, Sam13Samuel Cook (January 22, 1931 – December 11, 1964), better known under the stage name Sam Cooke, was an American gospel, R&B, soul, and pop singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He is considered to be one of the pioneers and founders of soul music. He is commonly known as the King of Soul for his distinctive vocal abilities and influence on the modern world of music.
Cooley, Mason17Mason Cooley (1927 – July 25, 2002) was an American literary academic and aphorist.
Coolidge, Calvin370John Calvin Coolidge Jr. (4 July 1872 – 5 January 1933) was the twenty-ninth (1921–1923) Vice President and the thirtieth President of the United States of America, serving from 1923 to 1929.
Cooper Clarke, John1John Cooper Clarke (born 25 January 1949) is a British performance poet from Salford, Lancashire. He is considered a major figure in punk poetry and punk literature.
Cooper, Alice20Alice Cooper (born 4 February 1948) is an American rock and roll musician; born Vincent Damon Furnier.
Cooper, Anderson1Anderson Hays Cooper (born 3 June 1967) is an American journalist.
Cooper, Anthony Ashley3Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury (22 July 1621 – 21 January 1683), known as Sir Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 2nd Baronet, from 1631 to 1661 and as The Lord Ashley from 1661 to 1672, was a prominent English politician of the Interregnum and during the reign of King Charles II.
Cooper, Diana5Lady Diana Cooper, born Lady Diana Manners (29 August 1892 – 16 June 1986) was a British actress and author, wife of Duff Cooper, 1st Viscount Norwich, becoming Diana, Viscountess Norwich in 1951 — a title she is said to have abhorred, publicly declaring that she declined to be called "Lady Norwich" and would continue to use "Lady Diana Cooper".
Cooper, Edmund52Edmund Cooper (April 30, 1926 – March 11, 1982) was an English poet and prolific writer of speculative fiction, romances, technical essays, several detective stories, and a children's book. These were published under his own name and several pen names.
Cooper, James Fenimore51James Fenimore Cooper (September 15, 1789 – September 14, 1851) was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century.
Cooper, Jeff8Jeff Cooper (May 10, 1920 – September 25, 2006) was an American shooting enthusiast and author.
Cooper, Susan22Susan Mary Cooper (born 23 May 1935) is an English-born American author of children’s books. She is best known for The Dark Is Rising, a five-volume contemporary fantasy series set in England and Wales.
Cooper, Thomas1Thomas Cooper (October 22, 1759 – May 11, 1839) was an Anglo-American economist, college president and political philosopher.
Cooper, Yvette10Yvette Cooper (born 20 March 1969) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford since 2010, having previously been MP for Pontefract and Castleford since 1997. She served in the Cabinet between 2008 and 2010. She is currently the Shadow Home Secretary.
Cope, Wendy5Wendy Cope (born 21 July 1945) is an English poet.
Copernicus, Nikolaus33Nicolaus Copernicus (19 February 1473 – 24 May 1543) was an early modern astronomer and mathematician; proponent of the heliocentric cosmic model. His book, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres, is often regarded as the starting point of modern astronomy and the defining epiphany that began the Scientific Revolution.
Copi, Irving1Irving Marmer Copi (July 28, 1917 – August 19, 2002) was an American philosopher, author and logician.
Copland, Aaron10Aaron Copland (November 14 1900 – December 2 1990) was an American composer of concert and film music. Instrumental in forging a distinctly American style of composition, he was widely known as “the dean of American composers.”
Copperfield, David2David Copperfield (born David Seth Kotkin on 16 September 1956) is an American illusionist.
Corbató, Fernando J.11Fernando José "Corby" Corbató (born July 1, 1926) is an American computer scientist and winner of the 1990 Turing Award "for his pioneering work organizing the concepts and leading the development of the general-purpose, large-scale, time-sharing and resource-sharing computer systems, CTSS and Multics."
Corbière, Tristan2Édouard-Joachim Corbière (July 18 1845 – March 1 1875), known as Tristan Corbière, was a French poet. The only book published in his lifetime is Les Amours jaunes (Yellow Loves, 1873).
Corea, Chick5Chick Corea (born 12 June 1941) is a multiple Grammy Award winning American jazz pianist/keyboardist and composer known for his work during the 1970s in the genre of jazz fusion. He participated in the birth of the electric fusion movement as a member of Miles Davis' band in the 1960s, and in the 1970s formed the band Return to Forever.
Corea, Dominicus9Dominicus Corea (1565 – 14 July 1596), also known as Edirille Rala, was crowned King of the Kingdom of Kotte and the Kingdom of Sitakawa in 1596 in Ceylon (Sri Lanka), the coronation took place in the Court of King Vimala Dharma Suriya of the Kandyan kingdom. He fought several battles against the Portuguese Army. Dominicus Corea was finally captured by the Portuguese forces and executed in Colombo on the 14th of July in 1596.
Corea, Vernon2Vernon Corea (1927 - 2002) was a pioneering broadcaster with Radio Ceylon / Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation, and the BBC
Coren, Alan11Alan Coren (27 June 1938 – 18 October 2007) was an English humorist, journalist and broadcaster. He was for many years a frequent contributor to Punch, which he edited from 1977 to 1987. He regularly appeared on The News Quiz and Call My Bluff, and had a column in The Times.
Coren, Giles6Giles Coren (born 1969 in Paddington, London) is a British restaurant critic and broadcaster. He is the son of Alan Coren, and the brother of Victoria Coren.
Coren, Victoria2Victoria Elizabeth Coren (born 18 August 1972) is an English writer, presenter and professional poker player. She is the daughter of Alan Coren and sister of Giles Coren.
Corey, Elias James2Elias James "E.J." Corey (born July 12, 1928) is an American organic chemist.
Corgan, Billy23William Patrick Corgan, Jr. (born March 17, 1967), most commonly known as Billy Corgan, is an American vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter best known for his work in the alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins.
Cormack, Allan McLeod1Allan MacLeod Cormack (February 23, 1924 – May 7, 1998) was a South African-born American physicist who won the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (along with Godfrey Hounsfield) for his work on x-ray computed tomography (CT).
Corneille, Pierre79Pierre Corneille (June 6, 1606 – October 1, 1684) was a French tragedian who was one of the three great 17th Century French dramatists, along with Molière and Jean Racine. He has been called “the founder of French tragedy” and produced plays for nearly 40 years.
Cornford, Frances3Frances Crofts Cornford (née Darwin; 30 March 1886 – 19 August 1960) was an English poet in the Georgian tradition. She belonged to the Darwin-Wedgwood family.
Cornstalk9Hokoleskwa blade of corn, known as Cornstalk (1720 – 10 November 1777) was a prominent leader of the Shawnee people in the era of the American Revolution; his name has been spelled a variety of ways, including Colesqua and Keigh-tugh-qua.
Cornwell, Bernard59Bernard Cornwell OBE (born 23 February 1944) is an English author of historical novels. He is most famous for his novels about Napoleonic Wars rifleman Richard Sharpe which were adapted into a series of Sharpe television films.
Cornyn, John1John Cornyn III (born February 2, 1952) is the junior United States Senator (Republican) from Texas. He was elected to his first term in 2002.
Corot, Camille11Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (16 July 1796 – 22 February 1875) was a French landscape and portrait painter as well as a printmaker in etching and famous art teacher in Paris. Corot was a leading figure in the Barbizon school of France in the mid-nineteenth century. He is a pivotal figure in landscape painting and his vast output simultaneously references the Neo-Classical tradition and anticipates the plein-air innovations of Impressionism
Correa,Rafael1Rafael Vicente Correa Delgado (born 6 April 1963) is an economist and former president pro tempore of the Union of South American Nations. He became President of the Republic of Ecuador in 2008.
Correia, Natalia2Natália de Oliveira Correia GOSE GOL (September 13, 1923, in Fajã de Baixo, São Miguel Island, Azores – March 16, 1993, in Lisbon) was a Portuguese writer, and was the author of the lyrics of Hino dos Açores, the traditional anthem of The Azores.
Corry, Stephen8Stephen Corry (born 1951) is a British anthropologist and indigenous rights activist. He is better known as the Director of the non-governmental organization Survival International.
Corsi, Jerome7Jerome R. Corsi (born August 31, 1946) is a conservative author who wrote two best-selling critical biographies on Democratic presidential candidates. He writes columns for conservative websites such as WorldNetDaily and Human Events.
Cortázar, Julio6Julio Cortázar (August 26, 1914 – February 12, 1984) was an Argentine intellectual and author of several experimental novels and many short stories.
Cory, William Johnson2William Johnson Cory (1823–1892) was a British poet.
Corzine, Jon1Jon Stevens Corzine (born January 1, 1947) is a financial executive and a former American politician, who served as the 54th Governor of New Jersey from 2006 to 2010.
Cosby, Bill31William Henry "Bill" Cosby, Jr. Ed.D (born July 12, 1937) is an American actor, comedian, television producer and activist.
Cosell, Howard17Howard William Cosell (March 25, 1918 – April 23, 1995), born Howard William Cohen, was an American sports journalist on American television. His abrasive personality and tendency to speak his mind, often in erudite terms unusual for a sportscaster, made him, according to one poll, both the most-liked and most-hated television reporter in the country.
Cosmides, Leda 6Leda Cosmides (born May 1957 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American psychologist, who, together with anthropologist husband John Tooby, helped develop the field of evolutionary psychology.
Costanza, Robert8Robert Costanza (born September 14, 1950) is a leading ecological economist and Professor of Public Policy at the Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University.
Costello, Elvis42Declan Patrick Aloysius MacManus (born 25 August 1954) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter, primarily known by his stage-name Elvis Costello.
Costello, Frank1Frank "the Prime Minister" Costello (January 26, 1891 – February 18, 1973), born Francesco Castiglia, was an Italian gangster and crime boss. Costello rose to the top of America's underworld, controlled a vast gambling empire across the United States and enjoyed political influence. Nicknamed "the Prime Minister of the Underworld," he became one of the most powerful and influential mob bosses in American history, eventually leading the Luciano crime family (later called the Genovese crime family), one of the Five Families that operates in New York.
Cotton, Nathaniel5Nathaniel Cotton (1707–1788) was an English physician and poet.
Coué, Émile9Émile Coué de la Châtaigneraie (February 26, 1857 – July 2, 1926) was a French psychologist and pharmacist who introduced a popular method of psychotherapy and self-improvement based on optimistic autosuggestion.
Coulomb, Charles-Augustin de1Charles-Augustin de Coulomb (June 14, 1736 – August 23, 1806) was a French physicist. He is best known for developing Coulomb's law, the definition of the electrostatic force of attraction and repulsion. The unit of charge, the coulomb, was named after him.
Coulter, Ann174Ann Hart Coulter (born 8 December 1961) is an American syndicated columnist, bestselling author, and television pundit. Her commentary has earned her a reputation as an aggressive critic of social and political liberalism.
Couper, Heather2Heather Anita Couper CBE (born June 2, 1949) is a British astronomer who popularized astronomy in the 1980s and 1990s on British television. She is a former president of the British Astronomical Association (1984–86).
Coupland, Douglas130Douglas Coupland (born December 30, 1961) is a Canadian fiction writer and cultural commentator. He is perhaps best known for the 1991 novel Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, which popularized the terms "Generation X" and "McJob". Most of Coupland's work explores the harsher realities of life for this generation, including intense media saturation, a lack of religious values and economic instability.
Courant, Richard4Richard Courant (January 8, 1888 – January 27, 1972) was a German mathematician. He is best known by the general public for the book What is Mathematics?, co-written with Herbert Robbins.
Courbet, Gustave4Jean Désiré Gustave Courbet (10 June 1819 – 31 December 1877) was a French painter who led the Realist movement in 19th-century French painting.
Couric, Katie4Katie Couric (born January 7, 1957) is an American journalist, author, and an anchor on CBS.
Cournot, Antoine Augustin8Antoine Augustin Cournot (28 August 1801 – 31 March 1877) was a French philosopher, mathematician and economist.
Courtney, Leonard H.7Leonard Henry Courtney, 1st Baron Courtney (6 July 1832 – 11 May 1918) was a British politician, long held to have made the first published reference to the phrase "Lies — damned lies — and statistics" in 1895. He later became president of the Royal Statistical Society (1897–1899).
Courtney, Margaret1Margaret Courtney (1822–1862) was an American poet.
Cousins, Norman26Norman Cousins (June 24, 1915 - November 30, 1990) was an Adjunct Professor of Medical Humanities at the University of California and a prominent world federalist leader. He became executive editor (and then editor-in-chief) of the Saturday Review of Literature; under his leadership, circulation increased from 20,000 to 650,000. Cousins later served as President of the World Federalist Association.
Cousteau, Jacques-Yves14Jacques-Yves Cousteau (11 June 1910 – 25 June 1997), commonly known in English as Jacques Cousteau, was a French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water. He co-developed the Aqua-Lung, pioneered marine conservation and was a member of the Académie française.
Couto, Mia3Mia Couto (born 5 July 1955), pseudonym of António Emílio Leite Couto, is a Mozambican writer and the winner of the 2014 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 2013 Camões Prize.
Covey, Stephen43Stephen R. Covey (October 24, 1932 – July 16, 2012) was an American author of the bestselling book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, as well as other books.
Cowan, W. Maxwell1William Maxwell Cowan (27 September 1931 – 30 June 2002) was a South African neuroscientist who helped contribute to the growth of modern neuroanatomy through his use of novel anterograde tracing techniques which fundamentally transformed the field in the 1970s. He was vice president and chief scientific officer of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute from 1987 until his retirement in 2000.
Coward, Noel35Noël Peirce Coward (December 16, 1899 – March 26, 1973) was an English actor, playwright, and composer of popular music.
Cowdery, Oliver6Oliver Hervy Pliny Cowdery (3 October 1806 – 3 March 1850) was a scribe to Joseph Smith, Jr. during the production of the Book of Mormon. He was one of the Three Witnesses of the gold plates from which the Book of Mormon is said to have been translated. Cowdery became the Second Elder and an apostle of the Church of Christ.
Cowell, Simon5Simon Philip Cowell (born 7 October 1959) is a British A & R (artist and repertoire) executive for BMG Records. He is probably best known as a judge on the television programs The X-Factor and American Idol.
Cowen, Brian11Brian Cowen (born 10 January 1960) is an Irish politician who served as Taoiseach from 7 May 2008 until his retirement on 9 March 2011.
Cowley, Abraham40Abraham Cowley (1618 – July 28, 1667) was an English metaphysical poet. In his own time he was widely considered the greatest poet of the age.
Cowling, Maurice8Maurice John Cowling (1926-09-06 – 2005-08-24) was a British historian and a Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge.
Cowper, William169William Cowper (26 November 1731 – 25 April 1800) was an English poet and hymnodist.
Cowper, William Cowper, 1st Earl5William Cowper, 1st Earl Cowper PC KC FRS (c. 1665 – 10 October 1723) was an English politician who became the first Lord Chancellor of Great Britain. Educated at St Albans School, he was called to the bar in 1688.
Cowperthwaite, John James42Sir John James Cowperthwaite KBE CMG (25 April 1915 – 21 January 2006) was a British civil servant and the Financial Secretary of Hong Kong from 1961 to 1971. His free market policies of positive non-interventionism are widely credited with turning post-war Hong Kong into a thriving global financial center.
Cox, Alan2Alan Cox (born July 22, 1968) is an English computer programmer involved in the development of the Linux kernel.
Cox, Brian9Brian Cox (born 3 March 1968, Oldham, Lancashire, England), also known as B. E. Cox, is a particle physicist, a Royal Society research fellow, and a professor at the University of Manchester.
Cox, Courteney1Courteney Cox Arquette (born 15 June 1964) is an American actress, best known for her role in the long-running television series Friends.
Coxe, Tench4Tench Coxe (May 22, 1755 – July 17, 1824) was an American political economist and a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress in 1788-1789, and a key anti-Federalist, writing under the pseudonym "A Pennsylvanian".
Coyne, Jerry128Jerry Coyne (born 1949) is an American professor of biology.
Cozzens, James Gould2James Gould Cozzens (August 19, 1903 – August 9, 1978) was an American novelist.
Crabbe, George20George Crabbe (December 24, 1754 – February 3, 1832) was an English poet, known for his realistic and unsentimental portrayals of peasant life.
Craft, Robert1Robert Lawson Craft (born 20 October 1923) is an American conductor and writer. He is best known for his intimate working friendship with Igor Stravinsky.
Crahan, Shawn1Michael Shawn Crahan (born September 24, 1969), also known as Clown, Kong, or by his number #6, is an American musician known as one of the two custom percussionists of the Grammy winning metal band Slipknot, and the drummer of To My Surprise and Dirty Little Rabbits
Craig, Edward Gordon2Edward Gordon Craig (16 January 1872 – 29 July 1966), sometimes known as Gordon Craig, was a English modernist theatre practitioner; he worked as an actor, producer, director and scenic designer, as well as developing an influential body of theoretical writings. He was the son of Ellen Terry, and had many children by many women, including Isadora Duncan, with whom he had a daughter, Deirdre (1906–13), who drowned at the age of seven.
Craig, James2James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon, PC (8 January 1871 – 24 November 1940) was a prominent Irish unionist politician, leader of the Ulster Unionist Party and the first Prime Minister of Northern Ireland.
Craig, Larry8Larry Edwin Craig (born July 20, 1945) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Idaho. A Republican, he has served in the United States Senate since 1991.
Craig, William Lane23William Lane Craig (born August 23, 1949) is a Christian apologist, evangelist, and author and editor of over 30 books.
Craik, Dinah57Dinah Maria Mulock Craik (20 April 1826 – 12 October 1887) was an English novelist and poet. Born Dinah Maria Mulock, the name under which her first works were published, her work has also been presented as by Dinah Craik, Dinah Maria Craik, Dinah Mulock Craik, and simply Miss Mulock or Mrs. Craik.
Cramer, James2James Cramer (born 10 February 1955) is an American lawyer, a former Goldman Sachs financial advisor, a shareholder, a former CNBC Kudlow & Cramer co-host with Lawrence Kudlow, CNBC Mad Money host, and director and shareholder of, a company publicly traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market with the stock symbol TSCM.
Crane, Frank4Dr. Frank Crane (1861–1928) was a Presbyterian minister, speaker, and columnist who wrote a set of ten volumes of "Four Minute Essays" which were published in 1919. Previously, in 1918, he published the book "21", from an article he had written for American Magazine, called "If I Were Twenty-One". He later penned a much longer treatise entitled "Everyday Wisdom", which was published in 1927. This leather-bound book was subtitled 'A page for every day of the year', and consisted of 365 Four Minute Essays and 52 Little Talks on How to Live. Only scarce remnants of his works on positive thinking and a populist political philosophy have survived for reflection by modern readers.
Crane, Hart6Harold Hart Crane (July 21, 1899 – April 27, 1932) was an American poet.
Crane, Nathalia35Nathalia Clara Ruth Crane (11 August 1913 – 22 October 1998) was a poet and novelist who became famous as a child prodigy after the publication of her first book of poetry at age 10. Her poetry was first published in The New York Sun when she was only 9 years old, the paper unaware that she was a child. She later became a professor of English at San Diego State University.
Crane, Stephen28Stephen Crane (November 1, 1871 – June 5, 1900) was an American novelist, poet and journalist.
Cranston, Alan1Alan MacGregor Cranston (June 19, 1914 – December 31, 2000) was a United States Senator from California and anti-nuclear weapons activist.
Crapsey, Adelaide5Adelaide Crapsey (9 September 1878 – 8 October 1914) was an American poet. In the years before her death, she wrote much of the verse on which her reputation rests. Her interest in rhythm and meter led her to create a variation on the cinquain (or quintain), a five-line form of twenty-two syllables influenced by the Japanese haiku and tanka. Her cinquain has a generally iambic meter and consists of two syllables in the first and last lines and four, six and eight syllables in the middle three lines.
Crashaw, Richard10Richard Crashaw (c. 1613 – August 25, 1649), English poet, styled "the divine," was part of the Seventeenth-century Metaphysical School of poets.
Craven, Danie5Danie Craven (11 October 1910 – 4 January 1993) was a South African rugby player and coach.
Crawford, Bryce1Bryce L. Crawford Jr. (born 27 November 1914) is an American chemist who worked for decades as a professor of physical chemistry in the University of Minnesota, and has been a member of the National Academy of Sciences since 1956. He won Priestley Medal in 1982.
Crawford, Joan13Joan Crawford (23 March 1905 – 10 May 1977) was an American actress, singer, and businesswoman.
Cray, Seymour2Seymour Roger Cray (28 September 1925 – 5 October 1996) was a U.S. electrical engineer and supercomputer architect who founded the company Cray Research.
Crazy Horse7Crazy Horse Lakota: Tȟašúŋke Witkó, literally "His-Horse-is-Crazy"; born Cha-O-Ha meaning "In The Wilderness" or "Among the Trees" (ca. 1840 – 5 September 1877) was a respected war leader of the Oglala Lakota (Sioux).
Crean, Tom5Thomas Aaron "Tom" Crean (born 25 March 1966) is the head coach of the Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball team.
Crebillon, Claude Prosper Jolyot de3Claude Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon (February 13, 1707 – April 12, 1777) was a French novelist.
Creighton, Lucinda1Lucinda Creighton (born 20 January 1980) is an Irish politician. She is a former Minister of State for European Affairs. A member of the right-wing Fine Gael, she is the party's former equality spokeswoman.
Creighton, Mandell1Mandell Creighton (5 July 1843 – 14 January 1901) was an English historian and a prelate of the Church of England.
Cretu, Michael2Michael Cretu (born 18 May 1957) is a Romanian-born musician best known as the creator of the Enigma project.
Crews, Kambri)3Kambri Crews (born June 22, 1971) is an American comedic storyteller and writer.
Crichton, Michael51John Michael Crichton (pronounced kraɪtən) (23 October 1942 – 4 November 2008) was an American author, film producer and television producer.
Crick, Bernard25Sir Bernard Rowland Crick (16 December 1929 – 19 December 2008) was a British political theorist and democratic socialist whose views were often summarised as "politics is ethics done in public". He sought to arrive at a "politics of action", as opposed to a "politics of thought" or of ideology.
Crick, Francis10Francis Harry Compton Crick (8 June 1916 – 28 July 2004) was a British physicist, molecular biologist and neuroscientist, most noted for being one of the co-discoverers of the structure of the DNA molecule in 1953.
Cripps, Stafford10Sir Richard Stafford Cripps (24 April 1889 – 21 April 1952) was a British Labour politician.
Crisp, Quentin53Quentin Crisp (December 25, 1908 – November 21, 1999), born Denis Charles Pratt, was an English writer, artist's model, actor and raconteur who was known for his memorable and insightful witticisms. He became a gay icon in the 1970s after publication of his memoir, The Naked Civil Servant, brought to the attention of the general public his defiant exhibitionism and longstanding refusal to conceal his homosexuality.
Crocco, Carmine9Carmine Crocco (June 5, 1830 – June 18, 1905), known as Donatello, was an Italian brigand. A former Bourbon soldier, he took to banditry after killing a comrade and, hoping for a pardon, he joined Garibaldi's "Expedition of the thousand" but his criminal act wasn't cleared. Thus he became the leader of the Bourbon resistance, leading an army of 2000 men, mostly composed by poor laborers and former soldiers of the army of the Two Sicilies. Despite his controversial deeds and behaviour, many people of southern Italy and in particular in his native region Basilicata, consider him a folk hero.
Crocker, Lee Daniel5Lee Daniel Crocker (born 3 July 1963) is an American computer programmer and poker player, most famous for rewriting the software upon which Wikipedia runs to address scalability problems; originally known as "Phase III" this became the foundation of what is now called MediaWiki. He was involved in the creation of the GIF, JPEG, and PNG image file formats, and appears as a co-author of the PNG specification.
Crockett, David31David Crockett (17 August 1786 – 6 March 1836), usually referred to as Davy Crockett, was an American frontiersman, soldier and politician. After serving as a US Congressman for the state of Tennessee, he joined in the Texas Revolution and died in the Battle of the Alamo.
Crockett, Ingram2Ingram Crockett (February 10, 1856, Henderson, Kentucky – October 5, 1936) was an American poet and journalist.
Croesus1Croesus (c. 595 – 547 BCE) was the king of Lydia from 560 to 547 BC until his defeat by the Persians.
Croly, George2George Croly (August 17, 1780 – November 24, 1860) was a Dublin-born poet, novelist, historian, and divine.
Crombie, Alistair Cameron8Alistair Cameron Crombie (4 November 1915 – 9 February 1996) was an Australian historian of science who began his career as a zoologist. He was noted for his contributions to research on competition between species before turning to history.
Cromwell, Oliver92Oliver Cromwell (25 April 1599 – 3 September 1658) was an English statesman, soldier, and revolutionary responsible for the overthrow of the monarchy, temporarily turning England into a republican Commonwealth, and assuming rule as Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland.
Cromwell, Thomas13Thomas Cromwell (c. 1485 – July 28, 1540) was an English statesman, King Henry VIII's chief minister 1532–1540.
Cronenberg, David6David Paul Cronenberg (born 15 March, 1943, Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian movie director.
Cronin, Archibald Joseph7Archibald Joseph Cronin (19 July 1896 – 6 January 1981) was a Scottish novelist and physician, most famous for his works The Citadel and The Keys of the Kingdom.
Cronkite, Walter22Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. (4 November 1916 – 17 July 2009) was an American broadcast journalist, most famous as the anchorman for The CBS Evening News for 19 years (1962–1981).
Crookes, William35Sir William Crookes (June 17, 1832 – April 4, 1919) was an English chemist and physicist who attended the Royal College of Chemistry, in London, and worked on spectroscopy. He was a pioneer in the development of vacuum tubes, inventing the Crookes tube, and was controversial in his advocacy of research into psychic abilities and other paranormal phenomena.
Crosby, Fanny Jane2Frances Janes Van Alstyne Crosby (March 24 1820 – February 12 1915), usually known as Fanny Crosby, was an American lyricist most famous for her Protestant Christian hymns. A lifelong Methodist, she was one of the most prolific hymnists in history, writing over 8,000 despite being blind from shortly after birth.
Croshaw, Ben103Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw (born 24 May 1983) is a British-born Australian based game designer. He is currently making a series of video-reviews named Zero Punctuation for The Escapist, and uses his website Fully Ramblomatic to showcase his own work.
Crosland, Anthony16Charles Anthony Raven Crosland (29 August 1918 – 19 February 1977), born at St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, England, was a British politician and Labour member of Parliament - as well as being a socialist theorist.
Cross, Christopher1Christopher Cross (born Christopher Charles Geppert on May 3, 1951) is an American singer-songwriter from San Antonio, Texas.
Cross, Marcia1Marcia Cross (born March 25, 1962, in Marlborough, Massachusetts) is an American actress. Marcia's latest prominent role is that of Bree Hodge on the television show Desperate Housewives.
Crothers, Samuel McChord3Samuel McChord Crothers (1857–1927) was an American Unitarian minister..
Crouch, Paul3Paul Franklin Crouch (born March 29, 1934 – November 30, 2013) is the co-founder, chairman, and president of the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), the world's largest Christian television network.
Crowe, Russell21Russell Ira Crowe (born 7 April 1964) is a New Zealand-born Australian actor
Crowe, William J.1Admiral William James Crowe, Jr (2 January 1925 – 18 October 2007) was a United States Navy admiral who served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, and as the Ambassador to the United Kingdom under President Bill Clinton.
Crowfoot1Crowfoot (c. 1830 – 25 April 1890) or Isapo-Muxika was a chief of the Blackfoot First Nation in Canada.
Crowley, Aleister81Aleister Crowley (12 October 1875 – 1 December 1947), born Edward Alexander Crowley, was a British occultist, mystic, poet, and social provocateur, famous for his development of the philosophical system called Thelema, and his concepts of magic, which he called Magick.
Crowley, John24John Crowley (born 1 December 1942) is an American author of fantasy, science fiction and mainstream fiction, most famous as the author of Little, Big (1981), which received the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel.
Cruise, Tom15Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962) is a three-time Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and film producer.
Crumb, Robert23Robert Crumb (born 30 August 1943) is a cartoonist, artist and illustrator.
Cruyff, Johan3Hendrik Johannes Cruijff OON (born 25 April 1947), more famous as Johan Cruyff, is a former Dutch footballer and is currently the manager of the Catalan national team as well as a member of the AFC Ajax board of directors. He won the Ballon d'Or three times, in 1971, 1973 and 1974, which is a record jointly held with Michel Platini, Marco van Basten and Lionel Messi. Cruyff was one of the most famous exponents of the football philosophy known as Total Football explored by Rinus Michels, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time.
Cruz Vargas, Eugenio4Eugenio Cruz Vargas (Santiago, October 2, 1923 - Olmué, January 18, 2014) was a Chilean poet and painter.Most widely held works by Eugenio Cruz
Cruz, Penelope4Penélope Cruz Sánchez (born April 28, 1974), nicknamed simply Pe, is a Spanish actress named after a song by Joan Manuel Serrat.
Cruz, Ted8Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz (born December 22, 1970) is an American politician and the United States Senator for the state of Texas, in office since 2013. He is a member of the Republican Party.
Crystal, Billy6William Edward "Billy" Crystal (born March 14, 1948) is an American actor, writer, producer, comedian and film director.
Cudworth, Ralph5Ralph Cudworth (1617 – June 26, 1688) was an English philosopher, the leader of the Cambridge Platonists.
Cullmann, Oscar5Oscar Cullmann (25 February 1902, Strasbourg - 16 January 1999, Chamonix) was a Christian theologian in the Lutheran tradition. He is best known for his work in the ecumenical movement, being in part responsible for the establishment of dialogue between the Lutheran and Roman Catholic traditions. Because of his intense ecumenical work, Cullmann's Basel colleague Karl Barth joked with him that his tombstone would bear the inscription "advisor to three popes." He was invited to be an observer at the Second Vatican Council.
Culver, Chet1Chester John Culver (born January 25, 1966) was the 41st Governor of Iowa, from 2007 to 2011
Cummings, E. E.100Edward Estlin Cummings (October 14 1894 – September 3 1962) was a noted American poet. Because of the typography used in many of his works it has become a widespread tradition for his name to be presented in lower case as e. e. cummings, though he himself continued to use uppercase letters in signing his own name.
Cummings, Joseph1Joseph Cummings (March 3, 1817 – May 7, 1890) was the fifth president of Northwestern University from 1881 to 1890, served as president of Wesleyan University for 18 years from 1857 to 1875, and also served as the president of the predecessor of Syracuse University (Genesee College) from 1854 to 1857. He was also a Methodist minister and teacher.
Cunningham, Allan1Allan Cunningham (December 7, 1784 – October 30, 1842) was a Scottish poet.
Cunningham, J. V.5James Vincent Cunningham (August 23, 1911 – March 30, 1985) was an American poet, sometimes described as a neo-classicist or anti-modernist.
Cunningham, Loren2Loren Duane Cunningham (born 1936) is a co-founder of the international Christian missionary organization Youth With A Mission (YWAM) and the University of the Nations.
Cunningham, Ward62Howard G. "Ward" Cunningham (born 26 May 1949) is a computer programmer, most famous as the inventor of the first wiki, which was first called WikiWikiWeb (now called WardsWiki), and one of the pioneers of software design patterns and Extreme Programming.
Cunninghame-Graham, Robert1Robert Graham (1735–1797), who took the name Cunninghame Graham, was a Scottish politician and poet. He is now remembered for a poem "If doughty deeds my lady please", which was later set to music by Sir Arthur Sullivan.
Cuomo, Mario39Mario Matthew Cuomo (June 15, 1932 – January 1, 2015) was an American lawyer and New York State Democratic Party politician. He was the 52nd Governor of New York (1983–1995).
Cuppy, Will115William Jacob "Will" Cuppy (August 23, 1884 – September 19, 1949) was an American humorist and literary critic, known for his satirical books about nature and historical figures.
Curchod, Suzanne5Suzanne Curchod (1737 – 6 May 1794) was a French-Swiss salonist and writer. She hosted one of the most celebrated salons of the Ancien Régime. She was the wife of Jacques Necker, and is often referenced in historical documents as Madame Necker.
Curie, Marie14Maria Skłodowska-Curie (7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934) was a Polish-born scientist. The first woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize, in 1903, for Physics, she became the first person to win two with the 1911 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. She founded the Curie Institute.
Curl, Robert1Robert Floyd Curl, Jr. (born August 23, 1933) is an American chemist, and emeritus professor of chemistry at Rice University. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1996 for the discovery of fullerene.
Currie, Edwina3Edwina Currie (born Edwina Cohen on 13 October 1946) is a former British Government minister and Conservative MP.
Curry, George Law1George Law Curry (2 July 1820 – 28 July 1878) was a U.S. political figure and newspaper publisher most notable for his activities in Oregon. Curry County, Oregon is named in his honor. His wife Chloe Curry (née Boone) was the great-great-granddaughter of frontiersman Daniel Boone.
Curtin, John1John Joseph Curtin (8 January 1885 – 5 July 1945), Australian politician and 14th Prime Minister of Australia, led Australia when the Australian mainland came under direct military threat during the Japanese advance in World War II. He is widely regarded as one of the country's greatest Prime Ministers.
Curtis, Cyrus 1Cyrus Hermann Kotzschmar Curtis (June 18 1850 – June 7 1933) was a significant American publisher.
Curtis, George William3George William Curtis (February 24, 1824 – August 31, 1892) was an American writer and public speaker.
Curtis, Jamie Lee1Jamie Lee Curtis (born November 22, 1958) is a two time Golden Globe-winning, and Emmy Award-nominated American film actress and a successful writer of books for children.
Curzon, George22George Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, (11 January 1859 – 20 March 1925), known as The Lord Curzon of Kedleston between 1898 and 1911 and as The Earl Curzon of Kedleston between 1911 and 1921, was a British Conservative statesman who was Viceroy of India and Foreign Secretary, but who was passed over as Prime Minister in 1923 in favour of Stanley Baldwin. The Curzon Line was named after him.
Cushing, Alonzo2Alonzo Hersford Cushing (January 19, 1841 – July 3, 1863) was an artillery officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He died at the Battle of Gettysburg while defending the Union position on Cemetery Ridge against Pickett's Charge. President Obama posthumously awarded him the Medal of Honor on November 6, 2014, in a White House ceremony attended by Cushing's distant cousins, Frederic Stevens Sater and Frederic Cushing Stevens III, and their families.
Cuyler, Theodore L.40Theodore Ledyard Cuyler (January 10, 1822 – February 26, 1909) was a Presbyterian minister and religious writer in the United States.
Cuza, Alexandru C.11A.C. Cuza (or Alexandru C. Cuza) (November 8, 1857 – 1947) was a Romanian professor of law and political economy as well as a far-right, anti-Semitic nationalist politician. He is well-known particularly because of his association with Nicolae Paulescu as well as his influence on Corneliu Zelea Codreanu.
Cyprian6Cyprian (Latin: Thascius Caecilius Cyprianus) (c. 200 – 14 September 258) was bishop of Carthage and an important Early Christian writer, many of whose Latin works are extant. He was born around the beginning of the 3rd century in North Africa, perhaps at Carthage, where he received a classical education. After converting to Christianity, he became a bishop in 249 and eventually died a martyr at Carthage.
Cyrus H. Gordon74Cyrus Herzl Gordon (June 29, 1908 – March 30, 2001), was an American author, teacher, linguist, field archaeologist, cryptanalyst and scholar of Near Eastern cultures and ancient languages. He challenged traditional theories about Greek and Hebrew cultures by claiming that these were derived from a common second millenium East Mediterranean foundation.
Cyrus the Great13Cyrus the Great (Old Persian: ????????????????????, IPA: kʰuːrʰuʃ, Kūruš, Persian: کوروش بزرگ, Kūrošé Bozorg) (c. 600 BC or 576 – December 530 BC), also known as Cyrus II of Persia and Cyrus the Elder, was the first Zoroastrian Shāhanshāh (Persian: "King of Kings", Emperor). He is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible as the patron and deliverer of the Jews.
Cyrus, Miley32Miley Ray Cyrus (born 23 November 1992) is an American actress and singer-songwriter. Cyrus is better known for starring as Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana in the television series Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel.
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