People by name, F with Quotes

414 people with 7,528 quotes

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F. E. Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead18Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead, GCSI, PC (12 July 1872 – 30 September 1930) was a British Conservative statesman and lawyer of the early 20th century. He was a skilled orator, noted for his staunch opposition to Irish nationalism, his wit, pugnacious views, and hard living and drinking. He is perhaps best remembered today as Winston Churchill's greatest personal and political friend until Smith's untimely death at age 58.
Faber, Frederick William20Frederick William Faber (June 28, 1814 – September 26, 1863) was an English hymn writer and theologian.
Faber, Michel6Michel Faber (born 13 April 1960) is an Australian writer of fiction.
Fabry, Charles2Maurice Paul Auguste Charles Fabry (11 June 1867, Marseille – 11 December 1945, Paris) was a French physicist.
Fadiman, Clifton4Clifton P. "Kip" Fadiman (May 15, 1904 – June 20, 1999) was an American intellectual, author, editor, radio and television personality.
Fadlallah, Mohammad Hussein22Grand Ayatollah Muhammad Hussein Fadlallah (born 1935 in Iraq) is one of the most famous Islamic religious leaders in the Middle East. He is one of the highest-ranking Twelver Shi'i religious scholars in Lebanon. He was the target of an assassination in the 1980's.
Fahey, Siobhan8Siobhan Máire Deirdre Fahey (born 10 September 1958) is an Irish musician who was a founding member of Bananarama, and later the musical band Shakespears Sister.
Fairuz1Fairuz (born November 21, 1935) is a Lebanese singer. She is an icon of the Arab world and is best known for her work with composers Assi, Mansour and Ziad Rahbani.
Faisal I of Iraq1King Faisal I of Iraq (May 20, 1883 – September 8, 1933), also known as Faisal bin Hussein, was the King of Iraq from 1921-1933 and the son of Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca.
Faisal of Saudi Arabia3Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (September 1906 – 25 March 1975) was the King of Saudi Arabia from 1964 to 1975, who caused a whole new progress and developments inside his country regarding the industrialization, agriculture, etc. He is known for being anti-Communist, pan-Islamist, and a supporter of Palestine.
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed26Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed (Assamese: ফখৰুদ্দিন আলি আহমেদ May 13 1905 – February 11, 1977) was the fifth President of India from 1974 to 1977.
Falco, Edie2Edith Falco (born July 5, 1963) is a three-time Emmy winning American television, film and stage actress who is best known for her role as Carmela Soprano in the 'The Sopranos.'
Falconer, William5William Falconer (21 February 1732 – December 1769)) was a Scottish poet.
Falkberget, Johan3Johan Falkberget (September 30, 1879 – April 5, 1967), born Johan Petter Lillebakken, was a coal miner who became a major Norwegian novelist.
Falkvinge, Rickard3Rickard Falkvinge (born 21 January 1972) is the founder and current leader of the Pirate Party of Sweden. He has worked at Microsoft as a project leader, besides managing a smaller software company before resigning to focus on the Pirate Party.
Fallaci, Oriana15Oriana Fallaci (June 29, 1929 – September 15, 2006) was an Italian journalist, author and political interviewer. She was a partisan against Fascism in the Italian resistance movement during World War II.
Fallon, Jimmy3James Thomas "Jimmy" Fallon, Jr. (born September 19, 1974) is an American comedian, actor, and musician known for his work on Saturday Night Live. He replaced Conan O'Brien as host of NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on March 2, 2009, and replaced Jay Leno when he became host of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in February of 2014.
Fallows, James1James Fallows (born August 2, 1949) is an American print and radio journalist who has been associated with The Atlantic Monthly for many years and has written eight books. He was also one of Nader's Raiders at Public Citizen and Jimmy Carter's chief speechwriter for the first two years of his presidency.
Faludi, Susan6Susan C. Faludi (born April 18, 1959) is an American journalist and author.
Falwell, Jerry33Jerry Lamon Falwell (11 August 1933 – 15 May 2007) was an American pastor, Southern Baptist, televangelist, founder of the Moral Majority and Liberty University, and a prominent conservative activist.
Fama, Eugene8Eugene Francis "Gene" Fama (born February 14, 1939) is an American economist and Nobel laureate in Economics with Lars Peter Hansen and Robert J. Shiller, known for his work on portfolio theory and asset pricing, both theoretical and empirical.
Fang Lizhi4Fang Lizhi (12 February 1936 – 6 April 2012) was a Chinese astrophysicist whose liberal ideas inspired the pro-democracy student movement of 1986–87 and the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. He eventually had to move to the USA.
Fanon, Frantz6Frantz Omar Fanon (20 July 1925 – 6 December 1961) was a psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionist and author from Martinique. He was influential in the field of post-colonial studies and was perhaps the pre-eminent thinker of the 20th century on the issue of decolonization and the psychopathology of colonization. His works have inspired anti-colonial liberation movements for more than four decades.
Fante, John104John Fante (April 8, 1909 – May 8, 1983) was an American novelist, short-story and screenwriter of Italian descent.
Faraday, Michael33Michael Faraday (22 September 1791 – 25 August 1867) was an English chemist and physicist (or natural philosopher, in the terminology of the time) who contributed to the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry.
Farage, Nigel27Nigel Paul Farage (born 3 April 1964) is an English MEP, and the current leader of the UK Independence Party.
Farb, Peter85Peter Farb (25 July 1925 – 8 April 1980) was an American author, anthropologist, linguist, ecologist, naturalist and spokesman for conservation, and free lance writer for 30 years in the areas of the natural and human sciences.
Farjeon, Eleanor36Eleanor Farjeon (13 February 1881 – 5 June 1965) was an English author of children's stories and plays, poetry, biography, history and satire.
Farjeon, Herbert5Herbert Farjeon (1887–1945) was the brother of Eleanor Farjeon. He was the drama critic of the Sunday Pictorial, Daily Herald, Vogue and other journals. He was also the author and director of several revues.
Farley, Melissa13Melissa Farley (born 1942) is a feminist research psychologist who studies the effects of prostitution, pornography, and trafficking on women, men, and children in prostitution. She is Director of Prostitution Research and Education, a San Francisco nonprofit organization.
Farmer, Frances12Frances Elena Farmer (19 September 1913 – 1 August 1970) was an American film actress.
Farmer, J. Doyne15J. Doyne Farmer (born 1952) is an American physicist and entrepreneur, with interests in chaos theory, complexity and econophysics. He is currently Professor of Mathematics and Co-Director of the program on Complexity Economics, Institute for New Economic Thinking, Oxford University Martin School.
Farmer, Paul4Dr. Paul Farmer (born October 26 1959, Adams, Massachusetts) is an American professor and physician, currently the Presley Professor of Medical Anthropology at Harvard University and an attending physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1987, he helped found the international health and social justice organization Partners In Health (PIH). He is also the current chair of US foreign assistance for President Obama.
Farmer, Philip José51Philip José Farmer (January 26 1918 – February 25 2009) was an American author, principally known for his science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories, especially those of his Riverworld series.
Farquhar, George11George Farquhar (1678 – April 29, 1707) was an Irish dramatist.
Farr, Tommy1Tommy Farr (12 March 1913 – 1 March 1986) was one of the most famous Welsh boxers of the 20th century.Born at Clydach Vale in the Rhondda, South Wales, and nicknamed "The Tonypandy Terror". He became British and Empire Heavyweight Champion in March 1937. On 30 August 1937 he fought World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis at the height of his powers at Yankee Stadium, New York City; gaining much respect despite losing a points decision over 15 rounds.
Farrakhan, Louis7Louis Farrakhan (born Louis Eugene Walcott on May 11, 1933) is the head of the Nation of Islam.
Farrar, Frederic William1Frederic William Farrar (1831–1903), often known as Dean Farrar, was a theological writer.
Farrell, Colin2Colin James Farrell (born May 31, 1976) is an Irish actor.
Farrell, Warren401Warren Farrell (born June 26, 1943) is an American educator, activist and author of seven books on men's issues with women. He has served on the New York City Board of the National Organization for Women, and is a prominent voice in the Men's movement.
Farrokh Tamimi3Farrokh Tamimi (1933 in Nishapur – 2003), Modernist Iranian Poet.
Fasold, David1David Franklin Fasold (February 23, 1939 – April 26, 1998) was a former United States Merchant Marine officer and salvage expert who is best known for his book The Ark of Noah, chronicling his early expeditions to the Durupınar Noah's Ark site. Repudiating and then changing his views about the site, Fasold was a participant in a suit with Australian geologist and skeptic Ian Plimer against an Australian creationist group. The suit, dubbed the "Monkey Trial II," was an important case in the debate between science and religion and its role in society.
Fatel, Mitch2Mitch Fatel (born Mitch FertelHoward Stern's Negligeé and Underpants Party PPV credits in 1968)http://www.howardstern.com/rundown.hs?d=1145332800 is a stand-up comedian in New York. Fatel performs regularly at the famed Comedy Cellar. He has performed on the Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O'Brien and works as a correspondent on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Fatel started his career as an NYU intern for The Howard Stern Show in 1988 and appeared on Howard Stern's Negligeé and Underpants Party pay-per-view special in a homeless man makeover segment.
Fatiaki, Daniel2Daniel Fatiaki (born 1954) was the Chief Justice of Fiji from 1 August 2002 to 5 December 2008.
Fatimah15Fātimah bint Muhammad az-Zahrā' (605 or 615 - 632 AD) (Arabic: فاطمة الزهراء بنت محمد ) was the daughter of Muhammad and Khadījah. Among her titles include: "az-Zahrā" (meaning, "the Shining One"), "Umm-ul-Abīhā" (meaning, "Mother of her Father"), and "Sayyidat-un-Nisā il-‘Ālamīn" (meaning, "Leader of the Women of the Universe").
Faulhaber, Michael von18Michael von Faulhaber (5 March 1869 – 12 June 1952) was a Roman Catholic Cardinal, who was Archbishop of Munich from 1917 to 1952.
Faulk, Marshall4Marshall Faulk (born February 26, 1973, in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former American football running back in the National Football League for the Indianapolis Colts and the St. Louis Rams.
Faulkner, Aubrey1George Aubrey Faulkner (17 December 1881 – 10 September 1930) was a leading cricketer for South Africa for two decades.
Faulkner, William90William Cuthbert Faulkner (September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962) was an American novelist and poet whose works feature his native state of Mississippi. He was regarded as one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century and was awarded the 1949 Nobel Prize for Literature.
Fautrier, Jean1Jean Fautrier (May 16, 1898 – July 21, 1964) was a French painter and sculptor. He was one of the most important practitioners of Informel (Jeune Ecole de Paris).
Favre, Brett8Brett Lorenzo Favre (born October 10, 1969, in Gulfport, Mississippi ) has been the starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers in the National Football League since 1992.
Fawkes, Guy7Guy Fawkes (13 April 1570 – 31 January 1606) was an English soldier and a member of a group of Roman Catholic conspirators who attempted to carry out the Gunpowder Plot to assassinate King James I of England (James VI of Scotland) and the members of both houses of the Parliament of England with a huge explosion, which was prevented by his arrest on 5 November 1605.
Fayol, Henri22Henri Fayol (29 July 1841, Istanbul – 19 November 1925, Paris) was a French mining engineer and director of mines who developed a general theory of business administration.
Federer, Roger61Roger Federer (born August 8, 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player who, in 2004, became the world's top tennis player.
Federici, Camillo3Camillo Federici (9 April 1749 – 23 December 1802) was an Italian dramatist and actor. His real name was Giovanni Battista Viassolo.
Feeney, Chuck1Charles Francis Feeney (born April 23, 1931, in Elizabeth, New Jersey) is an Irish American businessman and philanthropist and the founder of The Atlantic Philanthropies.
Feherty, David5David Feherty (born 13 August 1958) is a former professional golfer on the European Tour and PGA Tour. He now works as a writer and broadcaster with CBS Sports and Golf Channel.
Feiffer, Jules1Jules Ralph Feiffer (born January 26, 1929) is an American syndicated cartoonist, most notable for his long-run comic strip titled Feiffer. He has created more than 35 books, plays and screenplays. In 1986, he won the Pulitzer Prize for his editorial cartooning in The Village Voice. He currently works as an instructor with the MFA program at Stony Brook Southampton.
Feingold, Russ40Russell D. Feingold (born 2 March 1953) US politician, Senator from Wisconsin. The Senator was mentioned as a possible candidate in the 2008 presidential election.
Feininger, Lyonel1Lyonel Charles Feininger (July 17, 1871 – January 13, 1956) was a German-American painter and caricaturist.
Feirstein, Bruce1Bruce Feirstein (born 1956) is an American screenwriter and humorist, best known for his contributions to the James Bond series and his best-selling humor books, including Real Men Don't Eat Quiche and Nice Guys Sleep Alone. Real Men Don't Eat Quiche was on the New York Times best seller list for 53 weeks.
Feist, Leslie24Leslie Feist (born 13 February 1976) is a Canadian singer-songwriter who performs as a solo artist under the name Feist and as a member of Broken Social Scene. After years of critical acclaim she reached the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 in October 2007, after her single "1 2 3 4" became widely heard when its video was featured in an Apple commercial for the iPod nano.
Feldman, Marty8Marty Feldman (8 July 1934 – 2 December 1982) was an English writer, comedian and BAFTA award winning actor, notable for his bulging eyes.
Feldman, Morton14Morton Feldman (12 January 1926 – 3 September 1987) was an American composer.
Feldstein, Martin1Martin Stuart "Marty" Feldstein (born November 25, 1939) is an American economist.
Felix, Charles Reis4Charles Reis Felix (born 1923) is one of America's leading writers of Luso-American literature. His work interweaves autobiography, historical narrative and fiction to depict the richness of the human experience
Feller, William31William "Vilim" Feller (July 7, 1906 – January 14, 1970), born Vilibald Srećko Feller, was a Croatian-American mathematician specializing in probability theory. Feller was one of the greatest probabilists of the twentieth century, who is remembered for his championing of probability theory as a branch of mathematical analysis in Sweden and the United States.
Fellini, Federico22Federico Fellini (20 January 1920 – 31 October 1993) was a highly esteemed and influential Italian film director. Fellini's films typically combine memory, dreams, and fantasy. Among the most famous of his films are La Strada, La Dolce Vita, 8½, and Amarcord.
Felt, W. Mark26William Mark Felt, Sr. (August 17, 1913 – December 18, 2008), a former Associate Director of the FBI, was "Deep Throat," a source of much of the Watergate scandal information. He was the highest-ranking federal agent ever convicted of wrongdoing. He had authorized raids on homes of suspected Weather Underground terrorists without receiving search warrants, for which he was pardoned during the appeals process by US President Ronald Reagan.
Feltham, Owen5Owen Feltham (1602 – February 23, 1668) was an English writer, author of a popular book in his day entitled Resolves, Divine, Moral, and Political (c. 1620), containing 146 short essays.
Fenelon, Francois42François de Salignac de la Mothe-Fénelon, Archbishop of Cambrai (August 6 1651 – January 7 1715) was a French educationalist, critic, poet, and political and religious philosopher.
Fenn, Sherilyn21Sheryl Ann Fenn (born February 1, 1965), better known by her stage name Sherilyn Fenn, is an American actress, best known for her role as Audrey Horne in the American television series Twin Peaks. She is also known for her roles in the films Of Mice and Men, Ruby and Boxing Helena, the television series Rude Awakening, and for portraying actress Elizabeth Taylor in the television miniseries Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story.
Fenton, James17James Martin Fenton (born 25 April 1949) is an English poet, journalist and literary critic. Like his mentor, W. H. Auden, he has been Professor of Poetry at Oxford.
Feodorov, Leonid5Leonid Ivanovich Feodorov (Russian: Леонидъ Ивановичъ Фёдоровъ) (1879–1935) was a bishop and Exarch for the Russian Catholic Church, in addition to being a survivor of the GULAG. After painstaking investigation, he was beatified by Pope John Paul II on June 27, 2001.
Ferdinand Eisenstein6Ferdinand Gotthold Max Eisenstein (16 April 1823 – 11 October 1852) was a German mathematician.
Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor2Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (10 March 1503 – 25 July 1564) reigned as archiduke of Austria from 1521, king of Hungary, Bohemia and Croatia from 1526 and Holy Roman Emperor from 1556 till his death.
Ferdinand, Rio10Rio Ferdinand (born November 7, 1978) is an English footballer of mixed St Lucian and Anglo-Irish descent. He plays at centre-back for Manchester United in the FA Premier League and at the international level for the England national football team.
Ferdowsi2Ferdowsi (935–1020) was a Persian author at the turn of the 1st millennium.
Ferenc Puskás12Ferenc Puskás (April 2, 1927 – November 17, 2006) was a Hungarian football forward and coach.
Fergie2Fergie (born Stacy Ann Ferguson on March 27, 1975) is an American pop/R&B singer, songwriter, and actress. She is currently a vocalist for the hip hop/pop group the Black Eyed Peas.
Ferguson, Adam12Adam Ferguson (June 20, 1723– 22 February 1816) was a Scottish moral philosopher and historian.
Ferguson, Alex4Sir Alexander Chapman "Alex" Ferguson Kt CBE (born 31 December 1941 in Govan, Glasgow), popularly known as "Sir Alex" or "Fergie", is a Scottish football manager and former player, former manager of Manchester United, where he had been in charge from 1986 to 2013.
Ferguson, Craig82Craig Ferguson (born 17 May 1962) is a Scottish-born actor/comedian and former host of The Late Late Show. He was succeeded by British comedy actor James Corden.
Ferguson, Miriam1Miriam Amanda "Ma" Ferguson (13 June 1875 – 25 June 1961) became the first female Governor of Texas in 1924, and the second female state governor in the United States.
Ferguson, Niall4Niall Campbell Douglas Ferguson (born 18 April 1964) is a British historian. He is the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University. He is also a Senior Research Fellow of Jesus College, University of Oxford and a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence4Lawrence Ferlinghetti (born Lawrence Ferling on March 24, 1919) is an American poet and painter, and the co-founder of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers. Author of poetry, translations, fiction, theatre, art criticism, and film narration, he is best known for A Coney Island of the Mind (New York: New Directions, 1958), a collection of poems that has been translated into nine languages, with sales of over 1,000,000 copies.
Fermat, Pierre de12Pierre de Fermat (17 August 1601 – 12 January 1665) was a French mathematician and lawyer of Basque origin at the Parliament of Toulouse.
Fermi, Enrico12Enrico Fermi (29 September 1901 – 28 November 1954) was an Italian physicist, most noted for his work on beta decay, the development of the first nuclear reactor, and for the development of quantum theory. He received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1938.
Fernández, Alejandro9Alejandro Fernández Abarca (born April 24, 1971) is a Mexican singer. Nicknamed as "El Potrillo" (The Colt) by the media and his fans, he has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.
Fernandez, Joshua7Joshua Fernandez (born April 19, 1974) is a Malaysian film director / designer.
Fernando Alonso6Fernando Alonso Díaz (born on July 29, 1981) is a Spanish Formula One racing driver and two-time world champion. He won his first World Driver's Championship title at the age of 24 years and 59 days, thus breaking Emerson Fittipaldi's record of being the youngest F1 champion.
Ferrar, Nicholas1Nicholas Ferrar (22 February 1592 – 4 December 1637) was an English scholar, courtier, businessman and man of religion. Ordained deacon in the Church of England, he retreated with his extended family to the manor of Little Gidding in Huntingdonshire, where he lived the rest of his life.
Ferrarese, Luigi5Luigi Ferrarese (December 12, 1795 – August 8, 1855) was an Italian physician and the leading proponent of phrenology in Italy in the Nineteenth Century, who advocated for a government embrace of phrenology as a scientific means of conquering many social ills in his Memorie Risguardanti La Dottrina Frenologica (1838).
Ferré, Luis A.10Don Luis Alberto Ferré Aguayo (February 17, 1904 – October 21, 2003) was a Puerto Rican engineer, industrialist, politician, philanthropist, and a patron of the arts. He was the third Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico from 1969 to 1973, and the founding father of the New Progressive Party which advocates for Puerto Rico becoming a state of the United States of America.
Ferrell, Will2John William Ferrell (born July 16, 1967) is a Golden Globe nominated comedian, impressionist, and actor who first established himself as a cast member of Saturday Night Live. He is of English, French, German, Irish and Italian descent.
Ferriar, John4John Ferriar (1761 – February 4, 1815) was a Scottish physician and a poet, most noted for his leadership of the Manchester Infirmary, and his studies of the causes of diseases such as typhoid.
Ferrigno, Robert9Robert Ferrigno (born 1947) is an American author of crime novels and of speculative fiction.
Ferron, Marcelle3Marcelle Ferron (Louiseville, 1924 - Montreal, 2001), was an Quebec artist
Ferry, Bryan5Bryan Ferry (born 26 September 1945) is a singer, known for his career as lead singer of Roxy Music and his solo career.
Feuchtersleben, Ersnt von, Baron11Ernst Maria Johann Karl Freiherr von Feuchtersleben (1806 – 1849), was an Austrian physician, poet and philosopher.
Feuerbach, Ludwig33Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach (July 28, 1804 – September 13, 1872) was a German philosopher.
Feuerstein, Mark1Mark Feuerstein (born June 8, 1971) is an American film and television actor.
Fey, Tina44Tina Fey (born February 2 1971) is a comedian best known for being the first ever female head-writer on Saturday Night Live as well as anchoring Weekend Update.
Feyerabend, Paul Karl73Paul Feyerabend (January 13, 1924 – February 11, 1994) was a philosopher of science, professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, who became famous for his purportedly anarchistic view of science, his bitingly critical prose on the prevailing scientific philosophies, and his rejection of the existence of universal methodological rules.
Feynman, Richard184Richard Phillips Feynman (May 11, 1918 – February 15, 1988) was an American physicist. In the International Phonetic Alphabet his surname is rendered ˈfaɪnmən, the first syllable sounding like "fine".
Fforde, Jasper3Jasper Fforde (born 11 January 1961) is an English-born Welsh novelist and aviator. He is the author of the popular Thursday Next series, as well as the Nursery Crime books.
Fiasco, Lupe46Lupe Fiasco (born Wasalu Muhammad Jaco on February 16, 1982, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American rapper, artist, producer and CEO of 1st and 15th Entertainment
Fichte, Johann Gottlieb24Johann Gottlieb Fichte (19 May 1762 – 27 January 1814) was a German philosopher, who was one of the founding figures of the philosophical movement known as German idealism, a movement that developed from the theoretical and ethical writings of Immanuel Kant.
Field, Sally1Sally Margaret Field Mahoney (born November 6, 1946) is an American actress who is a two-time Academy Award and Golden Globe winner; she is also a two-time Emmy Award winner who became a household name at age 20 as Sister Bertrille in the 1960s sitcom, The Flying Nun.
Field, Stephen Johnson3Stephen Johnson Field (November 4, 1816 – April 9, 1899) was an American jurist. He was an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court from May 20, 1863, to December 1, 1897. Prior to this, he was the 5th Chief Justice of California.
Fielding, Fenella7Fenella Fielding (born Fenella Feldman on 17 November 1927) is an English actress and comedian of Romanian/Russian Jewish descent. She is not related to Marty Feldman.
Fielding, Henry59Henry Fielding (April 22, 1707 – October 8, 1754) was an English novelist and dramatist known for his rich earthy humor and satirical prowess and as the author of the novel Tom Jones.
Fielding, Noel13Noel Fielding (born 21 May 1973) is an English artist, comedian and actor. He is best known for his role as Vince Noir in The Mighty Boosh, which he co-created and writes with fellow English comedian, Julian Barratt, and as team captain on the BBC music panel show Never Mind the Buzzcocks.
Fields, James Thomas5James Thomas Fields (December 31, 1817 – April 24, 1881) was an American publisher and author.
Fields, W. C.14W. C. Fields (29 January 1880 – 25 December 1946), born William Claude Dukenfield, was an American Actor and Comedian.
Fierstein, Harvey21Harvey Forbes Fierstein (born June 6, 1952) is an American Tony Award-winning and Emmy Award-winning actor, playwright and screenwriter.
Filipacchi, Amanda8Amanda Filipacchi (born October 10, 1967) is an American writer. Her fiction has been translated into 13 languages.
Fillmore, Charles3Charles Sherlock Fillmore (August 22 1854 – July 5 1948) founded Unity, a church within the New Thought movement, with his wife, Myrtle Fillmore, in 1889. He became known as an American mystic.
Fillmore, Millard4Millard Fillmore (January 7, 1800 – March 8, 1874) was the thirteenth President of the United States, serving from 1850 until 1853, and the last member of the Whig Party to hold the nation's highest office. He succeeded from the Vice Presidency on the death of President Zachary Taylor, becoming the second U.S. President to gain the office in this manner.
Fils-Aime, Reggie35Reginald "Reggie" Fils-Aimé (born March 1961) is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Nintendo of America.
Finch, Annie1Annie Finch (born October 31, 1956) is an American poet.
Finch, Francis Miles1Francis Miles Finch (1827–1907) was an American judge, poet, and academic associated with the early years of Cornell University. One of his poems, The Blue and the Gray, is frequently reprinted to this day.
Fincher, David21David Leo Fincher (born August 28, 1962) is an American music video and film director known for his dark and stylish portraits of the human experience.
Fine, Henry Burchard3Henry Burchard Fine (September 14, 1858 – December 22, 1928) was an American mathematician and dean at At Princeton University.
Fine, Sylvia2Sylvia Fine (1913, Brooklyn, New York – October 28, 1991, New York City) was an American lyricist and wife of the comedian Danny Kaye.
Finkelstein, David1David Ritz Finkelstein (born July 19, 1929) is emeritus professor of physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His work concentrates on the relation between logic and physics, and quantum analogues of classical mathematical structures.
Finkelstein, Norman17Norman G. Finkelstein (born December 8, 1953) is an American historian and author. He was previously assistant professor of political science at DePaul University and is known for advocating controversial positions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and for criticizing the way the Holocaust is handled by most parties and organizations. He is the son of Holocaust survivors and the author of five books, of which the most prominent are Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict, The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering and Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History.
Finkielkraut, Alain4Alain Finkielkraut (born June 30, 1949, in Paris) is a French essayist, and son of a Jewish-Polish manufacturer of fine leather goods who had been deported to Auschwitz and survived. He currently teaches at the École polytechnique as professor of the "history of ideas and modernity" in the department of humanities and social sciences.
Finley, Guy21Guy Finley (born February 22, 1949) is an American self-help writer, philosopher, and spiritual teacher, and former professional songwriter and musician.
Finley, John Park1John Park Finley (1854–1943) was an American Army officer, pioneering meteorologist and tornado researcher.
Finley, Moses I.17Sir Moses I. Finley CBE FBA (May 20, 1912 – June 23, 1986) was an American and English classical scholar.
Finney, Albert6Albert Finney (born 9 May 1936) is a British actor and director.
Finster, Howard1The Reverend Howard Finster (1916-12-02–2001-10-22) was an American folk artist who claimed to be inspired by God to spread the gospel through the environment of Paradise Garden and over 46,000 pieces of art.
Fiorina, Carly4Carleton S. "Carly" Fiorina (born Cara Carleton Sneed on September 6, 1954) is a former CEO of Hewlett-Packard.
Firbank, Ronald8Arthur Annesley Ronald Firbank (17 January 1886 – 21 May 1926) was an English novelist and playwright. His works have long enjoyed a cult success, and were a formative influence on the styles of Evelyn Waugh and Anthony Powell.
Firenzuola, Agnolo8Agnolo Firenzuola (28 September 1493 – c. 1545) was an Italian poet and litterateur.
Firestone, Shulamith4Shulamith Firestone (1945–2012) was a Jewish Canadian-born feminist working in the US.
Firrell, Martin80Martin Firrell (born 4 April 1963) has been described as a cultural activist, a campaigner and benign propagandist, placing text in public space to promote debate and positive social change.
Fischer, Bobby69Robert James "Bobby" Fischer (March 9 1943 – January 17 2008) was a USA born chess Grandmaster who later renounced his USA citizenship and became an Icelandic citizen in March 2005. He was World Chess Champion from 1972 to 1975.
Fischer, Clare77Douglas Clare Fischer (October 22, 1928 – January 26, 2012) was an American keyboardist, composer, arranger, and bandleader, best known for his innovations in the fields of Latin jazz and vocal arranging (as well as his integration of the two), and for his preeminent position among late 20th-century orchestral arrangers of popular music.
Fischer, Edwin1Edwin Fischer (October 6, 1886 – January 24, 1960) was a Swiss classical pianist and conductor.
Fischer, Joschka7Joseph Martin "Joschka" Fischer (born April 12, 1948) is a politician of the German Green Party (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen) who was Vice Chancelor and Foreign Minister (1998–2005).
Fischer, Martin H.18Martin Henry Fischer (10 November 1879 – 19 January 1962) was a German-born American physician and author. He is most famous for his teachings on the art and practice of medicine, including the famed quotation often recited on the first day of medical school, "A doctor must work eighteen hours a day and seven days a week. If you cannot console yourself to this, get out of the profession."
Fischer, Tibor6Tibor Fischer (born 15 November 1959 in Stockport, England) is a British novelist and short story writer.
Fish, Michael1Michael Fish, MBE (born April 27, 1944, in Eastbourne, East Sussex, England) is a semi-retired weather forecaster, most known for his BBC Weather television presentations, although he was actually a qualified meteorologist employed by the Met Office.
Fish, Stanley15Stanley Eugene Fish (born 19 April 1938) is an American literary theorist and legal scholar. He was born and raised in Providence. He is the Davidson-Kahn Distinguished University Professor of Humanities and a professor of law at Florida International University, in Miami, as well as Dean Emeritus of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the author of 12 books.
Fishback, Margaret2Margaret Fishback (March 10, 1900– September 25, 1985) was an American poet.
Fisher, Carrie7Carrie Frances Fisher (born October 21, 1956) is an American actress, screenwriter and novelist. She is the daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.
Fisher, Doris3Doris Fisher (May 2, 1915 – January 15, 2003) was an American singer and songwriter, daughter of songwriter Fred Fisher.
Fisher, Fred2Fred Fisher (September 30, 1875, Cologne – January 14, 1942), born Albert von Breitenbach, was a German-born American songwriter. His daughter was Doris Fisher.
Fisher, George1George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher (born December 29, 1969) is the vocalist for the death metal band Cannibal Corpse.
Fisher, Herbert5The Right Honourable Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher, OM (21 March 1865 – 18 April 1940) was an English historian, educator, and Liberal politician.
Fisher, Irving2Irving Fisher (February 27, 1867 – April 29, 1947) was an American economist, statistician, inventor, and Progressive social campaigner.
Fisher, Ronald30Sir Ronald Fisher (17 February 1890 – 29 July 1962) was an evolutionary biologist, geneticist and statistician. He was the father-in-law of George Box.
Fisk, Robert25Robert Fisk (born July 12 1946) is a British journalist and war correspondent.
Fiske, Irving1Irving Fiske (5 March 1908 – 25 April 1990), born Irving Fishman in Brooklyn, New York, was a playwright, inventor, freelance writer, speaker, and the co-founder of Quarry Hill Creative Center. He was the author of Hamlet in Modern English and Bernard Shaw's Debt to William Blake.
Fitch, Joshua Girling6Sir Joshua Girling Fitch (February 13, 1824 – July 14, 1903) was an English educationist, who entered in 1861 into the political arena with the publication of Public Education : Why is a New Code needed?
Fitch, Val2Val Logsdon Fitch (March 10, 1923 – February 5, 2015) was an American nuclear physicist who shared the 1980 Physics Nobel Prize with James Cronin for the discovery of violations of fundamental symmetry principles in the decay of neutral K-mesons.
FitzGerald, Edward12Edward Marlborough FitzGerald (31 March 1809 – 14 June 1883), born Edward Marlborough Purcell, was an English writer, best known as the poet of the first and most famous English translation of the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.
Fitzgerald, F. Scott81Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (24 September 1896 – 21 December 1940) was an Irish-American novelist and short story writer.
Fitzgerald, Patrick8Patrick Fitzgerald (born December 22, 1960) is an American attorney and the current U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois. On December 30, 2003, Fitzgerald was appointed to be Department of Justice Special Prosecutor and continued the investigation into the Valerie Plame leak.
Fitzgerald, Penelope4Penelope Fitzgerald (17 December 1916 – 28 April 2000) was a Booker Prize-winning English novelist, poet, essayist and biographer. Fitzgerald was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1978, for her novel The Bookshop; and won the Booker prize in 1979 for her work, Offshore.
Fitzherbert, Anthony9Anthony Fitzherbert (1470 – 27 May 1538) was an English judge, scholar and legal author, particularly known for his treatise on English law, New Natura Brevium (1534), and his treatise on agriculture, the Boke of Husbandry, (1523/34).
Flanagan, Thomas16Thomas Eugene Flanagan (born 1944) is a political scientist at the University of Calgary and a conservative political activist. He has served as an advisor and ideological mentor to Canada's current Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Flanders, Michael3Michael Flanders (1 March 1922 – 14 April 1975) was an English actor, broadcaster, and writer and performer of comic songs. The music of his songs was usually written by Donald Swann, who also performed with him.
Flannery, Tim10Tim Flannery (born 28 January 1956) is an Australian mammalogist, palaeontologist, environmentalist and global warming activist.
Flaubert, Gustave20Gustave Flaubert (December 12 1821 – May 8 1880) was an influential French writer who was perhaps the leading exponent of literary realism of his country. He is known especially for his first published novel, Madame Bovary (1857), for his Correspondence, and for his scrupulous devotion to his style and aesthetics.
Flavel, John29John Flavel (1627–1691) was an English Presbyterian clergyman and theologian.
Flavor Flav5William Jonathan Drayton, Jr. (born March 16, 1959), known by his stage name Flavor Flav, is an American rapper, television star, hype man, and member of the politically conscious hip hop group Public Enemy. Flavor Flav's visual trademark is an oversized clock hanging from his neck. After falling out of the public eye in former years, he has recently reappeared as a star of American reality television. He has starred in multiple VH1 programs, including Flavor of Love, and the 2007 Comedy Central Roast. Contrary to his image as a buffoon, he is a classically trained pianist.
Flea (musician)5Michael Peter Balzary (born October 16, 1962), better known by his stage name Flea, is the bassist of the Californian funk-rock band, Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Flecker, J. E.5James Elroy Flecker (November 5 1884 – January 3 1915) was an English poet, novelist and playwright. As a poet he was most influenced by the Parnassian poets.
Fleisher, Leon4Leon Fleisher (born July 23, 1928) is an American pianist and conductor.
Fleming, David11Dr. David Fleming (2 January 1940 – 29 November 2010) was an independent thinker and writer on environmental issues, based in London, England. He was one of the whistle blowers on the possibility of peak oil's approach and the inventor of the influential TEQs scheme, designed to address this and climate change. He was also a significant figure in the development of the UK Green Party, the Transition Towns movement and the New Economics Foundation, as well as a Chairman of the Soil Association.
Fleming, Ian17Ian Lancaster Fleming (28 May 1908 – 12 August 1964) was a British author and journalist; during the Second World War he served in the Naval Intelligence Division and, as part of his appointment, he was commissioned into the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, rising to the rank of commander. Fleming is probably best known for creating the character of James Bond and chronicling his adventures in twelve novels and two short story collections. He also wrote the children's story Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang and two non-fiction books.
Fleming, Peter1Peter Fleming (31 May 1907 – 18 August 1971) was a British adventurer and travel writer. He was brother to James Bond author, Ian Fleming, and one of the main people on whom the character was based.
Fleming, William19William Fleming (1791-1866) was a British philosopher, and Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Glasgow, known from his 1857 Vocabulary of philosophy, mental, moral, and metaphysical.
Fletcher, Andrew1Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun (1653 – September 1716) was a Scottish writer, politician and patriot. He was a Commissioner of the old Parliament of Scotland and opposed the 1707 Act of Union between Scotland and England.
Fletcher, John54John Fletcher (baptized 29 December 1579 - died in August 1625) was a Jacobean playwright. After William Shakespeare and Ben Jonson, he was one of the most prolific and influential of the Jacobean dramatists. In succession to Shakespeare, he became the chief dramatist for the leading company of London, the King's Men.
Fletcher, John Gould6John Gould Fletcher (January 3, 1886 – May 10, 1950) was an Imagist poet, author and authority on modern painting.
Flew, Antony2Antony Flew (born 11 February 1923 - 8 April 2010) is a British philosopher.
Fligstein, Neil10Neil Fligstein (born May 23, 1951) is an American sociologist, and Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, known for his work in the field between economic sociology, political sociology and organizational theory, and wrote his most notable works on corporate control, the "architecture of markets," and "markets as politics."
Flint, Eric2Eric Flint (born 1947) is a science fiction author.
Flint, Frank Stuart6Frank Stuart Flint (December 19, 1885 – February 28, 1960) was an English poet and translator who was a prominent member of the Imagist group.
Flood, Curt4Curtis Charles Flood (January 18, 1938 – January 20, 1997) was a Major League Baseball player from 1956 to 1971. He spent the better part of his career with the St. Louis Cardinals (1958–1969), where he won seven consecutive Gold Glove Awards from 1963 to 1969.
Flood, Robert L.14Robert Louis Flood (born 1955) is British organizational scientist, and former Professor of Management Sciences at the University of Hull, specialized in applied systemic thinking, particularly in the areas of strategic management, organizational behavior and organizational improvement
Flora Thompson35Flora Jane Thompson (December 5 1876 – May 21 1947) was an English author and poet, most well-known for her semi-autobiographical trilogy, Lark Rise to Candleford and her posthumously published novel Still Glides the Stream.
Flowers, Brandon12Brandon Flowers (born June 21, 1981, in Las Vegas, Nevada) is the vocalist and keyboardist in the American rock band The Killers.
Floyd, Robert9Robert W Floyd (June 8, 1936 – September 25, 2001) was an American computer scientist, and winner of the 1978 Turing Award.
Fludd, Robert9Robert Fludd, also known as Robertus de Fluctibus (17 January 1574 – 8 September 1637), was a prominent English Paracelsian physician. He is remembered as an astrologer, mathematician, cosmologist, Qabalist and Rosicrucian apologist.
Fluke, Sandra59Sandra Kay Fluke (born April 17, 1981) is an American lawyer and women's rights activist. She is a graduate of Cornell University (2003), and cum laude graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center (2012). She spoke before Democratic members of the United States House of Representatives on why she believed free contraception is generally essential. Fluke is a Public Interest Law Scholar at the Georgetown University Law Center.
Flür, Wolfgang1Wolfgang Flür (born 17 July 1947) is a German musician, best known as a member of Kraftwerk, the electro-pop group, from 1973 to 1987.
Flusser, Vilem2Vilém Flusser (May 12, 1920 – November 27, 1991) was a Czech-born philosopher, writer and journalist. He lived for a long period in São Paulo (where he became a Brazilian citizen) and later in France, and his works are written in several languages.
Flynn, Errol3Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn (June 20, 1909 – October 14, 1959) was an Australian-born film actor, most famous for his romantic swashbuckler roles in Hollywood films and his flamboyant lifestyle.
Flynn, Michael18Michael Flynn (born 1947) is an American statistician and science fiction author.
Flynt, Henry4Henry Flynt (born 1940 in Greensboro, North Carolina) is a philosopher, avant-garde musician, anti-art activist and exhibited artist often associated with Conceptual Art, Fluxus and Nihilism.
Flynt, Larry5Larry Claxton Flynt (born November 1, 1942) is an American publisher, the head of Larry Flynt Publications (LFP). LFP mainly produces pornographic content, including videos and magazines, most notably Hustler.
FM-20303FM-2030, born Fereidoun M. Esfandiary (Persian: فریدون اسفندیاری‎) (October 15, 1930 – July 8, 2000) was an author, teacher, transhumanist philosopher, futurist and consultant.
Foch, Ferdinand29Ferdinand Foch OM GCB (October 2 1851 – March 20 1929) was a French soldier and writer. During the final months of the First World War he was the supreme commander of Allied forces.
Fodor, Jerry11Jerry Alan Fodor (born 1935) is an American philosopher, cognitive scientist, and author of many works in the fields of philosophy of mind and cognitive science, in which he has laid the groundwork for the modularity of mind and the language of thought hypotheses, among other ideas.
Foerster, Heinz von15Heinz von Foerster (November 13 1911 – February 10 2002) was an Austrian-American scientist known for his pioneering research in the field of cybernetics.
Fogel, Robert6Robert William Fogel (July 1, 1926 – June 11, 2013) was an American economic historian and scientist, and winner with Douglass North of the 1993 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.
Fogelberg, Dan13Daniel Grayling Fogelberg (August 13, 1951 – December 16, 2007) was an American singer-songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist, whose music was inspired by sources as diverse as folk, pop, rock, classical, jazz, and bluegrass music.
Fogle, Jared7Jared S. Fogle (born 23 August 1978), nicknamed "Jared the Subway Guy", is a spokesman used by Subway restaurants in its television advertising campaign.
Folds, Ben18Benjamin Scott "Ben" Folds (born September 12, 1966) is an American singer-songwriter and the former frontman of the musical group Ben Folds Five. He is widely acclaimed for his prowess as a pianist, songwriter, performer, and multi-instrumentalist.
Foldvary, Fred E.4Fred Emanuel Foldvary (born May 11, 1946) is a lecturer in economics at Santa Clara University, California, and a research fellow at The Independent Institute. He is also a commentator and senior editor for the online journal "The Progress Report" and an associate editor of the online journal Econ Journal Watch.
Foley, Mark1Mark Adam Foley (born September 8, 1954) is an American politician who served as a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 until 2006, representing the 16th District of Florida.
Folkman, Judah1Dr. Moses Judah Folkman (February 24, 1933 – January 14, 2008) was an American medical scientist best known for his research on angiogenesis and vasculogenesis, that is to say, he discovered that tumours generate tiny blood vessels to nourish themselves.
Follett, Mary Parker7Mary Parker Follett (September 3, 1868 – December 18, 1933) was an American social worker, management consultant and pioneer in the fields of organizational theory and organizational behavior.
Fonda, Henry2Henry Jaynes 'Hank' Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982) was an American film and stage actor with a career spanning more than five decades. He was best known for his roles in such films as The Grapes of Wrath, 12 Angry Men and On Golden Pond. He is the father of actors Peter and Jane Fonda.
Fonda, Jane20Jane Seymour Fonda (born December 21, 1937) is an Academy Award-winning American actress, model, writer, producer and political activist.
Fontenelle, Bernard Le Bovier de4Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle (February 11, 1657 – January 9, 1757) also called Bernard Le Bouyer de Fontenelle, was a French author.
Fonteyn, Margot7Dame Margot Fonteyn (18 May 1919 - 21 February 1991) was a British ballet dancer, born Margaret Hookham, and nicknamed "Peggy".
Foot, Michael39Michael Mackintosh Foot (23 July 1913 – 3 March 2010) was a British politician, son of the politician Isaac Foot. He was leader of the Labour Party from 1980 to 1983.
Foot, Paul1Paul Foot (8 November 1937 – 18 July 2004) was an English journalist and socialist. He was the son of Lord Caradon and the nephew of Michael Foot.
Foot, Philippa5Philippa Ruth Foot (née Bosanquet; 1920 – 2010) was a British philosopher, most notable for her works in ethics.
Foote, Samuel4Samuel Foote (January 1720 – October 21, 1777) was an English dramatist, actor and theatre manager from Cornwall.
Foote, Shelby7Shelby Dade Foote, Jr. (17 November 1916 – 27 June 2005) was an author and historian of the American Civil War. A native of Greenville, Mississippi, Foote left college early to enlist in the US Army in 1940. After the war he worked as a journalist, and wrote historical fiction, before becoming a historian specialising in the Civil War period. He wrote a 3000 page three volume history, and became well known to the public from his appearance in Ken Burns' documentary series The Civil War (1990).
Footner, William Hulbert1William Hulbert Footner (1879–1944) was a Canadian, who moved to New York to become an actor and eventually became an author.
Foozie, Miss5Lucy Foozie (born April 6, 1960), better known as simply Miss Foozie, is a character from Chicago. Today, Miss Foozie is not a “drag queen”. She is a “personality.” Time Out Chicago calls her a “drag hostess and entertainer”, and Chicago Free Press has consistently awarded her The Pressie for “best female impersonator”.
Forbes, James David4James David Forbes (1809–1868) was a Scottish physicist and glaciologist who worked extensively on the conduction of heat and seismology. He invented the seismometer in 1842.
Forbes, Malcolm2Malcolm Stevenson Forbes (19 August 1919 – 24 February 1990) was an American businessman, and the publisher of Forbes magazine.
Ford (dramatist), John33John Ford (1586 – c. 1640) was one of the last English playwrights in the great Jacobean school that produced Marlowe, William Shakespeare and Jonson.
Ford, Brian J.1Brian J. Ford (born 1939) is an English independent scientist, prolific author and popular interpreter of scientific issues for the general populace, whose scientific papers and numerous books have been published internationally.
Ford, Desmond1Desmond Ford (born 2 February 1929) is an Australian theologian and biblical scholar known for his dynamic and grace-centred preaching. He is an evangelical Christian.
Ford, Ford Madox16Ford Madox Ford (17.12.1873 – 26.06.1939), also known as Ford Madox Hueffer, was a British novelist, essayist, memoirist and publisher.
Ford, Gerald87Gerald R. Ford (14 July 1913 – 26 December 2006), also known as Jerry Ford, was the 38th President of the United States of America.
Ford, Harrison5Harrison Ford (born 13 July 1942) is an American actor who, between 1977 and 1983, appeared in what were then five of the top ten highest-grossing movies of all time.
Ford, Henry29Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was the founder of the Ford Motor Company. He was one of the first to apply assembly line manufacturing to the mass production of affordable automobiles.
Ford, Henry II1Henry Ford II (September 4, 1917 – September 29, 1987) served terms as president, CEO and chairman of the Ford Motor Company from 1945 to 1980. He was the grandson of Henry Ford.
Ford, Lena Guilbert1Lena Guilbert Ford (often misspelt Gilbert) (1870–1918) was an American songwriter.
Ford, Richard11Richard Ford (born February 16, 1944) is an American novelist and short story writer, best-known for his novel The Sportswriter and its sequels, Independence Day and The Lay of the Land, and the short story collection Rock Springs, which contains several widely anthologized stories.
Ford, Rob12Robert Bruce "Rob" Ford (born 28 May 1969) is a Canadian politician and businessman, and the 64th Mayor of Toronto and businessman.
Fordyce, James1James Fordyce DD (1720 in Aberdeen, Scotland – 1 October 1796 in Bath, England) was an Eighteenth-century clergyman. He is best known for his collection of sermons published in 1766 as Sermons for Young Women, popularly known as Fordyce's Sermons.
Foreman, Deborah1Deborah Lynn Foreman (born October 12, 1962) is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her starring role in the 1983 movie Valley Girl.
Foreman, George4George Edward Foreman (born January 10, 1949) is an American two-time World Heavyweight Boxing Champion. Nicknamed Big George, he is now a successful businessman and an ordained Christian minister who has his own church.
Forester, C. S.3C. S. Forester or Cecil Scott Forester was the pen name of Cecil Louis Troughton Smith (27 August 1899 – 2 April 1966), an English novelist.
Forman, Milos4Jan Tomáš Forman (born February 18, 1932), most famous as Miloš Forman, is a Czech-American film director, screenwriter, actor, professorand and an emigrant from Czechoslovakia. Two of his films, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Amadeus, are among the most celebrated in the history of film, both garnering him the Academy Award as a director. He was also nominated for The People vs. Larry Flynt.
Forrest, Nathan Bedford40Nathan Bedford Forrest (13 July 1821 – 29 October 1877) was a cavalry officer in the Confederate army during the American Civil War. After the war, he became a member of the Ku Klux Klan.
Forrester, Jay Wright10Jay Wright Forrester (born July 14, 1918) is a pioneer American computer engineer, systems scientist and was a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Forrester is known as the founder of System Dynamics, which deals with the simulation of interactions between objects in dynamic systems.
Forster, E. M.102Edward Morgan Forster (January 1 1879 – July 7 1970) was an English novelist, short story writer, and essayist.
Forsythe, George7George Elmer Forsythe (January 8, 1917 – April 9, 1972) was an American computer scientist, who helped to establish computer science as its own academic discipline and starting the field of refereeing and editing algorithms as scholarly work.
Fort, Charles27Charles Hoy Fort (August 6, 1874 – May 3, 1932) was a writer and researcher into anomalous phenomena.
Fort, Garrett21Garrett Elsden Fort (June 5, 1900 - October 26, 1945) was an American short story writer, playwright, and Hollywood screenwriter.
Fort, Paul1Paul Fort (1 February 1872 – 20 April 1960) was a French poet associated with the Symbolist movement.
Forteguerri, Niccolò31Niccolò Forteguerri (1674–1735) was an Italian academic, satiric poet and presbyter.
Fortescue, John3Sir John Fortescue (c. 1394 – c. 1476) was an English lawyer, the second son of Sir John Fortescue, of an ancient Devon family. He was born at Norris, near South Brent, Devon.
Fortune, Dion8Dion Fortune born Violet Mary Firth (6 December 1890 – 8 January 1946), was a prominent British occultist, author, psychologist, teacher, artist, and mystic. Schooled in Western Esotericism, she was influential in the modern revival of the magical arts. She was also a prolific writer of the supernatural and the occult in both novels and non-fiction works. As a psychologist, she approached magic and hermetic concepts from the perspectives of Jung and Freud.
Fortuyn, Pim8Wilhelmus Simon Petrus Fortuijn (19 February 1948 – 6 May 2002), known as Pim Fortuyn, was a Dutch politician, civil servant, sociologist, author and professor who formed his own party, Pim Fortuyn List (Lijst Pim Fortuyn or LPF)
Fosdick, Harry Emerson34Harry Emerson Fosdick (24 May 1878 – 5 October 1969) was an American Baptist and Presbyterian minister.
Foskett, Douglas John31Douglas John (D.J.) Foskett (June 27, 1918 – May 7, 2004) was a British librarian and library and information scientists, and author of several special ‘faceted’ classification systems.
Foss, Cyrus David3Cyrus David Foss (January 17, 1834 – January 29, 1910) was a prominent Methodist bishop in the latter 19th century, primarily serving in New York and New England.
Foss, Sam Walter8Sam Walter Foss (June 19, 1858 – February 26,1911) was a librarian and poet whose works included The House by the Side of the Road and The Coming American.
Foster, Jodie4Jodie Foster (born 19 November 1962) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress, director, and producer.
Foster, Norman6Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank, OM (born 1 June 1935) is an English architect whose company, Foster + Partners, maintains an international design practice famous for high-tech architecture.
Foster, Randolph Sinks14Randolph Sinks Foster (February 22, 1820–May 1, 1903) was an American Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, elected in 1872.
Foster, Stephen8Stephen Collins Foster (July 4, 1826 – January 13, 1864), known as the "father of American music", was the pre-eminent songwriter in the United States of the 19th century. His songs, such as Oh! Susanna, Camptown Races, My Old Kentucky Home, Old Black Joe, Beautiful Dreamer and Old Folks at Home (Swanee River) remain popular over 150 years after their composition.
Foster, William Trufant15William Trufant Foster (January 18, 1879 – October 8, 1950), was an American educator and economist, whose theories were especially influential in the 1920s. He was the first president of Reed College.
Foucault, Léon6Jean Bernard Léon Foucault (September 18, 1819 – February 11, 1868) was a French physicist best known for the invention of the Foucault pendulum, a device demonstrating the effect of the Earth's rotation. He also made an early measurement of the speed of light, discovered eddy currents, and although he didn't invent it, is credited with naming the gyroscope. The Foucault crater on the Moon is named after him.
Foucault, Michel61Michel Foucault (15 October 1926 – 25 June 1984), French philosopher and historian, Professor of the History of Systems of Thought at the Collège de France from 1970 until his death in 1984, revolutionized the academic study of the history of medicine, sexuality, penality, the liberal state and classical ethics, and contributed to the philosophy of language and aesthetics.
Fouche, Joseph3Joseph Fouché, 1st Duc d'Otrante (May 21, 1759 – December 25, 1820) was a French statesman and Minister of Police under Napoleon Bonaparte. In English texts his title is often translated as Duke of Otranto.
Fourier, Charles4François Marie Charles Fourier (April 7, 1772 – October 10, 1837) was a French philosopher.
Fourier, Joseph4Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier (March 21, 1768 – May 16, 1830) was a French mathematician and physicist who is best known for initiating the investigation of Fourier series and their application to problems of heat flow. The Fourier transform is also named in his honor.
Fowler, Charles Henry6Charles Henry Fowler (August 11, 1837 – 1908) was a Canadian-American Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, elected in 1884.
Fowler, Gene9Gene Fowler (March 8, 1890 – July 2, 1960) was an American journalist, author, and dramatist.
Fowler, Jim2Jim Fowler (born April 9, 1932, in Albany, Georgia) is a professional zoologist and was host of the Emmy Award-winning television show Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom.
Fowler, Martin19Martin Fowler (born 1963) is a British software engineer, author and international speaker on software development, specializing in object-oriented analysis and design, UML, patterns, and agile software development methodologies, including extreme programming.
Fowler, William Alfred1William Alfred "Willie" Fowler (August 9, 1911 – March 14, 1995) was an American astrophysicist, who was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his theoretical and experimental studies of the nuclear reactions of importance in the formation of the chemical elements in the universe."
Fowles, John57John Robert Fowles (March 31, 1926 – November 5, 2005) was an English novelist and essayist.
Fox, Charles James42Charles James Fox (24 January 1749 – 13 September 1806) was a British Whig politician most noted for his support of the American and French Revolutions.
Fox, George13George Fox (July 1624 – 13 January 1691) was the founder of the Society of Friends, commonly known as the Quakers.
Fox, Justin2Justin Fox (born January 28, 1964) is an American financial journalist, commentator, and writer, known as editorial director of the Harvard Business Review Group and business and economics columnist for Time magazine.
Fox, Mark. S.5Mark S. Fox (born ca. 1952) is a Canadian computer scientist and Professor of Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto, known for the development of Constraint Directed Scheduling in the 1980s and the TOVE Project to develop an ontological framework for enterprise modeling and enterprise integration in the 1990s.
Fox, Matthew2Matthew Fox (born 1940) is an American Episcopal priest and theologian, ex-member of the Dominican Order.
Fox, Megan6Megan Denise Fox (born May 16, 1986) is an American actress and model. Her breakout acting role was as Mikaela Banes in the blockbuster film Transformers and in the 2009 sequel. Fox is considered a sex symbol and was voted the "Sexiest Woman in the World" in 2008 by readers of FHM.
Fox, Virgil1Virgil Fox (May 3, 1912 – October 25, 1980) was an American organist. Fox was known for giving concerts of the music of J.S. Bach for rock music audiences.
Foxe, John8John Foxe (1516 or 1517 – April 18 1587) was an English Protestant writer, editor and translator. His immensely influential Acts and Monuments, better known as Foxe's Book of Martyrs, was for three centuries one of the books most commonly found in English households.
Foxworthy, Jeff32Jeffrey Marshall "Jeff" Foxworthy (born September 6, 1958) is an American comedian and actor, and a member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour.
Foxx, Redd7John Elroy Sanford (9 December 1922 – 11 October 1991), most widely known under his stage name Redd Foxx, was an American comedian famous for his risqué comedic routines, and his starring role on the television sitcom Sanford and Son.
Foxx, Virginia5Virginia Foxx (born June 29, 1943) is a Republican State Representative for North Carolina's 5th congressional district.
Fracastorius2Girolamo Fracastoro (Fracastorius) (1478–1553) was an Italian physician, scholar and poet.
Fraga Iribarne, Manuel12Manuel Fraga Iribarne (Vilalba,November, 23 1922 – Madrid, January, 15th 2012) was a politician and Spanish diplomat during Franco's dictatorship, the transition and later democracy years.
Fraknoi, Andrew1Andrew Fraknoi (born August 24, 1948) is an astronomy professor at Foothill College and the 2007 California Professor of the Year awarded by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
France, Anatole79Anatole France (16 April 1844 – 12 October 1924), born Jacques Anatole François Thibault, was a French poet, journalist, and novelist. Ironic and skeptical, he was considered in his day the ideal French man of letters. A member of the Académie française, he won the 1921 Nobel Prize in Literature in recognition of his literary achievements. He is widely believed to be the model for the narrator's literary idol "Bergotte" in Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time.
Frances Bean Cobain44Frances Bean Cobain (born August 18, 1992) is an American visual artist, and only child of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and Hole frontwoman Courtney Love.
Frances Perkins2Frances Coralie "Fannie" Perkins (1882-04-10 – 1965-05-14) was U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945. She was the first female Cabinet member.
Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia5Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia (10 January 1859 – 13 October 1909), also known as Francisco Ferrer y Guardia and as Francisco Ferrer, was a Spanish anarchist.
Francesco Dall'Ongaro9Francesco Dall'Ongaro (1808, Mansuè – January 10, 1873) was an Italian writer, poet and dramatist.
Francine Prose2Francine Prose (born in 1947 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American novelist.
Francis47Pope Francis (born Jorge Mario Bergoglio on 17 December 1936) is the current Pope of the Catholic Church. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as the son of Italian parents, Bergoglio worked briefly as a chemical technician and nightclub bouncer before entering the seminary. He was ordained a priest in 1969, and from 1973 to 1979 was Argentina's Provincial Superior of the Society of Jesus. On being elected Pope on 13 March 2013, he chose the papal name Francis in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi.
Francis George8Francis George (January 16, 1937 – April 17, 2015) was an American cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and Archbishop Emeritus of Chicago. A member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, George was created a cardinal by Pope John Paul II in 1998. He was Bishop of Yakima (1990–1996), Archbishop of Portland, Oregon (1996–1997), the eighth Archbishop of Chicago (1997–2014) and served as president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops from 2007 to 2010.
Francis of Assisi23Saint Francis of Assisi (c. 1182 – October 3 1226) was an Italian religious leader and Catholic mystic who founded the Order of Friars Minor, more commonly known as the Franciscans. He is known as the patron saint of animals, birds, and the environment. Though baptized as Giovanni Bernardone he was commonly known as Francesco.
Francis Parkman28Francis Parkman (September 16, 1823 – November 8, 1893) was an American historian.
Francis, Dick4Richard Stanley Francis (31 October 1920 – 14 February 2010) was a British jockey and horse racing crime writer.
Francis, Sears1Francis Weston Sears (October 1, 1898 – November 1975) was an American physicist. He was a professor of physics at MIT for 35 years before moving to Dartmouth College in 1956 and is best known for his physics textbooks.
Francisco Perea15Francisco Perea (January 9, 1830 – May 21, 1913) was a delegate for the Territory of New Mexico to the 38th United States Congress from Mary 4, 1863 to March 3, 1865, a rancher, and Union Army officer in the American Civil War. He was a paternal grandson of Don Francisco Xavier Chávez, the first Governor of the Departmento de Nuevo México, 1st Mexican Empire, and a first cousin of Francisco Perea and of Pedro Perea.
Franck, César1César-Auguste-Jean-Guillaume-Hubert Franck (December 10, 1822 – November 8, 1890), a Belgian composer, organist and music teacher, born in Liege, out of a Belgian father and German mother, who for the most part of his life lived in France, was one of the great figures in classical music in the second half of the 19th century.
Franck, Frederick31Frederick Franck (12 April 1909 – 5 June 2006) was a painter, sculptor, and author of many books on Buddhism and human spirituality.
Franck, Johann1Johann Franck (or Frank) (June 1, 1618 – June 18, 1677) was a German lyric poet and hymnist.
Franco, Francisco26Francisco Franco Bahamonde (4 December 1892 – 20 November 1975), commonly referred to as Francisco Franco, was a military generalissimo, leader of Spain (Caudillo de España) from October 1936 (whole country from April 1, 1939 on), and de-facto regent of the nominally restored Kingdom of Spain from 1947 until his death in 1975.
Franco, Itamar3Itamar Augusto Cautiero Franco (born June 28, 1930) is a Brazilian politician, who served as the President of Brazil from 1992 to 1995
François Hollande4Gérard Georges Nicolas Hollande (French pronunciation: ​fʁɑ̃swa ɔlɑ̃d; born 12 August 1954) is a French politician. He is the 24th and current President of France, since 2012. Hollande was previously the First Secretary of the French Socialist Party from 1997 to 2008, the Mayor of Tulle from 2001 to 2008 and the President of the Corrèze General Council from 2008 to 2012. He also served in the National Assembly twice as a representative of Corrèze from 1988 to 1993 and 1997 to 2012.
François-Joseph Fétis1François-Joseph Fétis (March 25, 1784 – March 26, 1871) was a Belgian musicologist, composer, critic and teacher. He was one of the most influential music critics of the 19th century, and his enormous compilation of biographical data in the Biographie universelle des musiciens remains an important source of information today.
Francona, Terry2Terry Jon Francona (born April 22, 1959), nicknamed "Tito," is the manager of the Boston Red Sox.
Frank Lloyd Wright36Frank Lloyd Wright (8 June 1867 – 9 April 1959) was an American architect.
Frank, Anne33Annelies Marie Frank (12 June 1929 – February/March 1945) was a young German-born Jewish diarist and aspiring writer, who died of typhus in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
Frank, Barney14Barney Frank (born March 31, 1940) is a long-time U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, reputed for his sharp wit.
Frank, Hans21Hans Michael Frank (May 23, 1900 – October 16, 1946) was a German lawyer who worked for the Nazi party during the 1920s and 1930s and a senior official in Nazi Germany. He was prosecuted during the Nuremberg trials for his role in perpetrating the Holocaust during his tenure as Governor-General of occupied Poland. He was found guilty of both war crimes and crimes against humanity and executed on October 16, 1946, aged 46.
Frank, Jackson C.5Jackson Carey Frank (March 2, 1943 – March 3, 1999) was an American singer/songwriter.
Frank, Jerome10Jerome New Frank (September 10, 1889 – January 13, 1957) was a legal philosopher who played a leading role in the legal realism movement, and a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Frank, Lawrence K.14Lawrence (Larry) Kelso Frank (December 6, 1890 – 1968) was an American economist and social scientis, administrator, and parent educator, known with Frank Fremont-Smith as initiator of the Macy conferences, which helped shape the foundations for the field of cybernetics.
Frank, Thomas10Thomas Frank (born 1965) is an American author who writes about what he calls "cultural politics". He is the founder and editor of The Baffler and the author of several books, most recently What's the Matter with Kansas? Other writings include essays for Harper's Magazine, Le Monde diplomatique, and the Financial Times.
Frank, Ze28Ze Frank (born Hosea Frank on 31 March 1972, first name IPA: 'ze, rhymes with "say") is an online performance artist and humorist based in Brooklyn, New York.
Franken, Al9Alan Stuart "Al" Franken (born May 21, 1951) is the junior United States Senator from Minnesota. He is a member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, which affiliates with the national Democratic Party. Franken achieved note as a writer and performer for the television show Saturday Night Live from its conception in 1975 before moving to writing and acting in films and television shows. He then became a political commentator, author of five books and host of a nationally syndicated radio show on the Air America Radio network.
Franken, Peter1Peter A. Franken (November 10, 1928 – March 11, 1999) was an American physicist who contributed to the field of nonlinear optics. He was president of the Optical Society of America in 1977.
Frankenthaler, Helen9Helen Frankenthaler (12 December 1928 – 28 December 2011) was an American post-painterly abstraction artist. Born in New York City, her work was influenced by Jackson Pollock with whom she also was involved in the 1946–1960 abstract art movement.
Frankfurter, Felix66Felix Frankfurter (November 15, 1882 – February 22, 1965) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Frankl, Viktor10Viktor Emil Frankl, M.D., Ph.D. (26 March 1905 – 2 September 1997) was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist and a Holocaust survivor. Frankl was the founder of logotherapy, which is a form of existential analysis, the "Third Viennese School of Psychotherapy". His best-selling book Man's Search for Meaning chronicles his experiences as a concentration camp inmate which led him to discover the importance of finding meaning in all forms of existence, even the most sordid ones, and thus, a reason to continue living. Frankl became one of the key figures in existential therapy and a prominent source of inspiration for humanistic psychologists.
Franklin Pierce6Franklin Pierce (November 23, 1804 – October 8, 1869) was the 14th President of the United States, serving from 1853 to 1857.
Franklin, Aretha5Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. Although known for her soul recordings and referred to as The Queen of Soul, Franklin is also adept at jazz, blues, R&B, gospel music, and rock.
Franklin, Benjamin102Benjamin Franklin (17 January 1706 – 17 April 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A renowned polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove, among other inventions. He facilitated many civic organizations, including Philadelphia's fire department and a university.
Franklin, Rosalind2Rosalind Elsie Franklin (July 25, 1920 – April 16, 1958) was an English biophysicist and X-ray crystallographer who made important contributions to the understanding of the fine molecular structures of DNA, RNA, viruses, coal and graphite.
Franks, Tommy1Tommy Ray Franks (born June 17, 1945) is a retired General in the United States Army. He previously served as the Commander of the United States Central Command, overseeing United States Armed Forces operations in a 25-country region including the Middle East.
Franti, Michael16Michael Franti (born 21 April 1966) is an American poet, musician, and composer best known for being the lead vocalist of the band Michael Franti & Spearhead. He is also an outspoken supporter for a wide spectrum of peace and social justice issues.
Franz Schubert2Franz Peter Schubert (31 January 1797 – 19 November 1828) was an Austrian composer.
Franz, Marie-Louise von28Marie-Louise von Franz (4 January 1915 – 17 February 1998), the daughter of an Austrian baron, was a Swiss Jungian psychologist and scholar who was born in Munich, Germany. She worked with Carl Jung, whom she met in 1933 and knew until his death in 1961.
Franzen, Jonathan15Jonathan Franzen (born August 17, 1959) is an American novelist and essayist.
Fraser, Douglas2Douglas Andrew Fraser (December 18, 1916 – February 23, 2008) was an American union leader. He was president of the United Auto Workers from 1977 to 1983, and an adjunct professor of labor relations at Wayne State University for many years.
Fraser, James O.8James Outram Fraser (1886–1938) was a British Protestant Christian missionary to China with the China Inland Mission. He pioneered work among the Lisu people of western China in the early part of the 20th century.
Fraser, John Allen16John Allen Fraser, PC, OC, OBC, CD, QC (born December 15, 1931) is a retired Canadian parliamentarian and former Speaker of the House of Commons. He was the first Speaker to be elected by his peers in a secret ballot.
Fraser, Malcolm2John Malcolm Fraser, AC, CH (born 21 May 1930, died 20th March 2015), Australian politician and 22nd Prime Minister of Australia, came to power in the circumstances of the dismissal of the Whitlam government. After three election victories and many legislative achievements, he was defeated by Bob Hawke in 1983, and ended his career alienated from his own party.
Frattini, Franco3Franco Frattini (born 14 March 1957) is an Italian politician. He was Italy's Foreign Minister, 2008–11, and before that was European Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security.
Frawley, David2David Frawley (born 1950), is an American Hindu teacher and author, who has written more than thirty books on topics such as the Vedas, Hinduism, Yoga, Ayurveda and Vedic astrology, published both in India and in the United States.
Frayn, Michael4Michael Frayn (born 8 September 1933) is an English playwright, screenwriter, novelist, translator and journalist.
Frazier, Joe9Joseph William "Smokin' Joe" Frazier (January 12, 1944 – November 7, 2011) was a world heavyweight boxing champion, active mostly in the 1960s and 1970s. Frazier is considered one of the greatest heavyweights of all time, but he is perhaps most famous for his trilogy of fights with Muhammad Ali, the first of which, won by Frazier in a unanimous decision, has often been called one of boxing's greatest bouts. Frazier was known for a relentless pursuit of opponents, quickly cutting off angles of escape using a chugging locomotion reminiscent of a train's advance up a hill. The contrast with Ali's dancing, non-linear style could not have been greater.
Fred Rogers19Fred Rogers (1928–2003) was a children's television producer and celebrity, star of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Fred Willard9Frederick Willard (born September 18, 1939) is an American actor, comedian, voice actor, and writer, best known for his improvisational comedy. He is known for his roles in the Rob Reiner mockumentary film This Is Spinal Tap, the Christopher Guest mockumentary films Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration, and the Anchorman films. He is an alumnus of The Second City. He received three Emmy nominations for his recurring role on the TV series Everybody Loves Raymond as Robert Barone's father-in-law, Hank MacDougall. In 2010, he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on the ABC TV series Modern Family as Phil Dunphy's father, Frank Dunphy.
Freddie Green1Freedie Green (March 31, 1911 – March 1, 1987) was an American swing jazz guitarist. He was especially noted for his sophisticated rhythm guitar in big band settings, particularly for the Count Basie orchestra, where he was part of the "All-American Rhythm Section" with Basie on piano, Jo Jones on drums, and Walter Page on bass.
Frédéric Bastiat23Frédéric Bastiat (30 June 1801 – 24 December 1850) was an early free-market economist and classical liberal French author.
Frederick II of Prussia21Frederick II of Prussia (January 24, 1712 – August 17, 1786) was king of Prussia from 1740 to 1786. He was also known as Friedrich der Große (Frederick the Great)
Frederick IV of Naples2Frederick IV of Naples (April 19 1452 – November 9 1504) was the last King of Naples of the House of Trastámara, ruling from 1496 to 1501.
Free, Gavin10Gavin David Free (born 23 May 1988) is an English filmmaker best known for his work at Rooster Teeth.
Freedman, Benjamin H.6Benjamin Harrison Freedman (1890 – May 1984) was an American businessman, and a convert from Judaism to Roman Catholicism, known for his antisemitic and anti-Zionist views and writings.
Freedman, David Noel1David Noel Freedman (born 1922) is a biblical scholar, "bookmaker" (author and editor), archaeologist, advocate, and initiator of inter-faith cooperation.
Freely, John8John Freely (born 1926) is an American physicist, teacher, and author of popular travel and history books on Istanbul, Athens, Venice, Turkey, Greece, and the Ottoman Empire.
Freeman, Jo3Jo Freeman (born August 26, 1945) is an American feminist, political scientist, writer and attorney. As a student at the University of California, Berkeley in the 1960s, she became active in organizations working for civil liberties and the civil rights movement. She went on to do voter registration and community organization in Alabama and Mississippi and was an early organizer of the women's liberation movement. She authored several classic feminist articles as well as important papers on social movements and political parties. She has also written extensively about women, particularly on law and public policy toward women and women in mainstream politics.
Freeman, Morgan3Morgan Freeman (born 1 June 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American actor and film director who first became known in the American media through roles on the kids' show The Electric Company and on the soap opera Another World.
Freeman, R. Edward10R. Edward Freeman (born December 18, 1951) is an American philosopher and professor of business administration at the Darden School of the University of Virginia, particularly known for his work on stakeholder theory (1984) and on business works.
Frege, Gootlob17Friedrich Ludwig Gottlob Frege (8 November 1848 – 26 July 1925) was a German mathematician, logician and philosopher considered to be one of the founders of modern logic. He made major contributions to the foundations of mathematics.
Frehley, Ace1Paul Daniel Frehley (born April 27, 1951), better known as "Ace", is an American guitarist best known as a founding member and lead guitarist for the rock band Kiss.
Freire, Paulo98Paulo Reglus Neves Freire (September 19, 1921 – May 2, 1997) was a Brazilian educator and theorist of critical pedagogy.
Freneau, Philip Morin2Philip Morin Freneau (January 2, 1752 – December 18, 1832) was a notable American poet, nationalist, polemicist, sea captain and newspaper editor.
Frenkel, Yakov2Yakov Il'ich Frenkel (February 10, 1894 – January 23, 1952) was a Soviet physicist renowned for his works in the field of solid-state physics.
Fresco, Jacque10Jacque Fresco (born March 13, 1916) is an American self-taught structural designer, architectural designer, concept artist, educator, and futurist. He is the founder of the Venus Project.
Fresnel, Augustin-Jean4Augustin-Jean Fresnel (May 10, 1788 – July 14, 1827) was a French physicist who contributed significantly to the establishment of the theory of wave optics. Fresnel studied the behaviour of light both theoretically and experimentally.
Freud, Clement5Sir Clement Raphael Freud (24 April 1924 – 15 April 2009) was a British writer, broadcaster and politician. Freud was born in Berlin, the son of Jewish parents Ernst Ludwig Freud, an architect, and Lucie née Brasch. He was the grandson of Sigmund Freud and brother of artist Lucian Freud.
Freud, Lucian7Lucian Freud, OM, CH (8 December 1922 – 20 July 2011) was a British painter and printmaker. He was born in Berlin, Germany and is the grandson of psychotherapist Sigmund Freud and brother of politician and writer Clement Freud.
Freud, Sigmund129Sigmund Freud (ˈziːgmʊnt ˈfrɔʏ̯t; 6 May 1856 – 23 September 1939) was an Austrian neurologist and psychologist and the founder of the psychoanalytic school of psychology. He was the father of Anna Freud and the grandfather of Sir Clement Freud and Lucian Freud.
Freudenthal, Hans26Hans Freudenthal (September 17, 1905 – October 13, 1990) was a Dutch mathematician. He made substantial contributions to algebraic topology and also took an interest in literature, philosophy, history and mathematics education.
Freund, Peter3Peter Freund (born September 7, 1936) is a Professor Emeritus of theoretical physics at the Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago.
Frey, James12James Christopher Frey (born September 12, 1969) is an American writer.
Frick, Wilhelm7Dr. Wilhelm Frick (March 12, 1877 – October 16, 1946) was a prominent Nazi official. He was appointed Minister of the Interior and of Education for Thuringia in 1930. He was then appointed to the ceremonial post of Protector of Bohemia and Moravia. He was executed for war crimes after the end of World War II.
Fried, Erich1Erich Fried (6 May 1921 – 22 November 1988) was an Austrian poet, essayist and translator. Born in a Jewish family in Vienna, he fled with his mother to London after his father's murder by the Gestapo following the Anschluss with Nazi Germany. From 1952 to 1968 he worked as a political commentator for the BBC German Service. He translated works by Shakespeare, T S Eliot and Dylan Thomas. He died in Baden-Baden, Germany, in 1988 and is buried in Kensal Green cemetery, London.
Friedan, Betty25Betty Friedan (4 February 1921 – 4 February 2006) was a "second-wave" feminist best known for The Feminine Mystique, a critique of women's role as stay-at-home mothers.
Friedler, Julien1Julien Friedler (born 1950), a writer and contemporary artist, is the leading figure in the visual art movement known as "Be Art".
Friedman, Alice T.2Alice T. Friedman (born September 28, 1950) is an American architectural historian and professor of American art history at Wellesley.
Friedman, David12David Director Friedman (born February 2, 1945) is a a law professor and writer, who became a leading figure in the anarcho-capitalist community.
Friedman, Ignaz1Ignaz Friedman (also spelled Ignace or Ignacy; full name Solomon (Salomon) Isaac Freudman(n), Yiddish: שְׁלֹמֹה יִצְחָק פֿרײדמאַן; February 13, 1882 – January 26, 1948) was a Polish pianist and composer.
Friedman, Jeffrey6Jeffrey Friedman (born 1959) is a political scientist and editor of Critical Review: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Politics and Society.
Friedman, Jerome6Jerome Isaac Friedman (born March 28, 1930) is an American physicist, 1990 Physics Nobel Prize laureate for his work showing that protons had an internal structure, later known to be quarks.
Friedman, Kinky4Richard S. "Kinky" Friedman (born October 31, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter, novelist, humorist, politician, and former columnist for Texas Monthly. He was one of two independent candidates in the 2006 election for the office of Governor of Texas. If he had been successful, Friedman would have been the first independent candidate elected to the post since Sam Houston in 1859, as well as the first Jewish governor of Texas.
Friedman, Manis3Rabbi Manis Friedman (born 1946) is a Chabad Lubavitch Hassid. He is a noted biblical scholar, author, counselor and speaker.
Friedman, Milton117Milton Friedman (31 July 1912 – 16 November 2006) was an American economist noted for his support for free markets and a reduction in the size of government. In 1976 he was awarded a Nobel Prize in Economics.
Friedman, Nat3Nat Friedman (born 6 August 1977) is an American open-source advocate and programmer.
Friedman, Patri4Patri Friedman (born 29 July 1976 in Blacksburg, Virginia) is an American activist and theorist of political economy.
Friedman, Thomas L.35Thomas Lauren Friedman (born July 20, 1953) is an American journalist and columnist.
Friedrich List15Friedrich List (August 6, 1789 – November 30, 1846) was a German born economist and political activist. He was also a public accountant, entrepreneur, publisher, academic professor, German parliamentarian, and American diplomat. List is considered a father of modern development economics, industrial policy, pragmatic customs policy, taxation- , communication- and infrastructure theory, theory of human capital and national innovations systems.
Friedrich Schiller100Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (10 November 1759 – 9 May 1805), usually known as Friedrich Schiller, was a German poet, historian, dramatist, and playwright.
Friedrich, Caspar David12Caspar David Friedrich (5 September 1774 – 7 May 1840) was a 19th century German romantic painter, considered by many critics to be one of the finest representatives of the movement.
Friendly, Fred W.7Fred W. Friendly (1915–1998), former president of CBS News.
Friendly, Michael3Michael Friendly (born 1945) is an American psychologist, Professor of Psychology at York University in Ontario, Canada, and director of its Statistical Consulting Service, especially known for his contributions on the history of data and information visualisation.
Fripp, Robert17Robert Fripp (born 16 May 1946) is an English guitarist and guitar tutor, best known as leader of the band King Crimson and for his collaborations with Brian Eno.
Frisch, Max62Max Frisch (15 May 1911 – 4 April 1991) was a Swiss architect, playwright and novelist, who is regarded as one of the most influential Swiss writers of the 20th century.
Frisch, Ragnar28Ragnar Anton Kittil Frisch (3 March 1895 – 31 January 1973) was a Norwegian economist and the co-winner with Jan Tinbergen of the first Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1969. He is known for having founded the discipline of econometrics, and in 1933 to have created the widely used term pair macroeconomics/microeconomics.
Frist, Bill4Bill Frist (born February 22, 1952) is a former Republican U.S. Senator from Tennessee and a cardiac surgeon. From 2003 to 2006, he served as Senate Majority Leader.
Frith, David3David Frith (born 1937) is a leading cricket writer and historian.
Fritz von Uhde6Fritz von Uhde (1848 –1911) was a German painter of genre and religious subjects. His style lay between Realism and Impressionism.
Fritzsche, Hans10Hans George Fritzsche (April 21, 1900 – September 27, 1953) was a senior Nazi official, ending the war as Ministerialdirektor at the Propagandaministerium. Under Joseph Goebbels' Reich Ministry he continued to head the radio department before being promoted to the News Section at the Ministry. Fritzsche was one of only three Nazi figures to be acquitted at Nuremberg, but he was soon charged with other crimes and was eventually sentenced to nine years. He was released in September 1950 and died of cancer soon afterwards.
Froissart, Jean11Jehan or Jean Froissart (c. 1337 – c. 1405) was a chronicler, romancer and poet from the County of Hainaut. His magnum opus, the Chroniques, records the events of his own time, especially the Hundred Years' War, and is one of the best known celebrations of the chivalric ideal.
Fromm, Erich69Erich Seligmann Fromm (23 March 1900 – 18 March 1980) was a German social psychologist, psychoanalyst, sociologist, humanistic philosopher, and democratic socialist. He was associated with the Frankfurt School of critical theory.
Frost, David4Sir David Paradine Frost (7 April 1939 – 31 August 2013) was an English journalist, comedian, writer, media personality and television host.
Frost, Robert167Robert Lee Frost (26 March 1874 – 29 January 1963) was an American poet; winner of four Pulitzer Prizes.
Froude, James Anthony93James Anthony Froude (April 23 1818 – October 20 1894) was a controversial English historian, novelist, biographer, and editor of Fraser's Magazine.
Frusciante, John25John Anthony Frusciante (born 5 March 1970) was the guitarist of the Californian band Red Hot Chili Peppers, with whom he has featured on five studio recordings (Mother's Milk, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Californication, By The Way, and Stadium Arcadium), two greatest hits packages (What Hits!? and Greatest Hits) and two live albums (Live In Hyde Park and Live At Slane Castle). He also has an active solo career, having released eight albums as well as collaborations with friends Josh Klinghoffer of The Bicycle Thief and Dot Hacker, Omar Rodriguez Lopez from The Mars Volta and Joe Lally of Fugazi.
Fry, Christopher4Christopher Fry (December 18, 1907 – June 30, 2005), born Christopher Harris, in Bristol, was an English playwright. He was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 1962, and the Benson Medal in 2000.
Fry, Stephen54Stephen Fry (born August 24, 1957) is a British writer, comedian, actor, broadcaster and director.
Frye, David 1David Frye (born June 1934) is an American comedian specializing in comic imitations of famous political figures.
Frye, Marilyn1Marilyn Frye (born 1941 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is a philosophy professor (retired) and feminist theorist.
Frye, Northrop109Herman Northrop Frye (14 July 1912 – 23 January 1991) was a Canadian literary critic and literary theorist, considered one of the most influential of the 20th century.
Fučík, Julius2Julius Fučík (23 February 1903 – 8 September 1943) was a Czechoslovak journalist, an active member of Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (Komunistická strana Československa, KSČ), and part of the forefront of the anti-Nazi resistance.
Fuentes, Carlos10Carlos Fuentes Macías (November 11, 1928 – May 15, 2012) was a Mexican novelist, short-story writer, essayist, playwright and critic. He taught in several American and British universities, and served as his country’s ambassador to France.
Fukuoka Masanobu3Masanobu Fukuoka (福岡 正信, 2 February 1913 – 16 August 2008) was a Japanese farmer and philosopher celebrated for his natural farming and re-vegetation of desertified lands. He was a proponent of no-till, no-herbicide grain cultivation farming methods traditional to many indigenous cultures, from which he created a particular method of farming, commonly referred to as "Natural Farming" or "Do-Nothing Farming".
Fukuyama, Francis4Yoshihiro Francis Fukuyama (born October 27, 1952) is an American philosopher, political economist, and author best known for his 1992 book, The End of History and the Last Man.
Fulbright, J. William21James William Fulbright (9 April 1905 – 9 February 1995) was a well-known member of the United States Senate representing Arkansas. Fulbright was a Southern Democrat and a staunch multilateralist. He supported racial segregation, supported the creation of the United Nations and opposed the House Un-American Activities Committee. He is also remembered for his efforts to establish an international exchange program, which thereafter bore his name, the Fulbright Fellowship.
Fulghum, Robert35Robert Fulghum (born 4 June 1937) is an American author, primarily of short essays. He has worked as a Unitarian minister, artist, teacher and was a founding member of the authors' collective rock-and-roll band, the "Rock Bottom Remainders". He came to prominence when his first essay collection, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten (1986), stayed on the New York Times bestseller lists for nearly two years.
Fuller, Buckminster130Richard Buckminster Fuller (12 July 1895 – 1 July 1983) was an American philosopher, systems theorist, architect, and inventor, known to many of his friends and fans as "Bucky" Fuller. He created and popularized the terms "Spaceship Earth", "ephemeralization", and "synergetics", and developed numerous inventions, the most famous of which is the geodesic dome.
Fuller, J F C2Major-General John Frederick Charles Fuller, CB, CBE, DSO (September 1, 1878 – February 10, 1966), commonly J.F.C. Fuller, was a British major-general, military historian and strategist, notable as an early theorist of modern armoured warfare. He was also the inventor of "artificial moonlight" and an occultist.
Fuller, Margaret110Sarah Margaret Fuller Ossoli (23 May 1810 – 19 June 1850) was an American author, journalist, critic and women's rights activist. She, her husband, and their child all died at the end of a five week voyage from Europe in a shipwreck just off of Fire Island.
Fuller, Richard21Richard Fuller (April 22, 1804 – October 20, 1876) was one of the founders of the Southern Baptist movement.
Fuller, Thomas434Thomas Fuller (24 June 1654 – 17 September 1734) was an English physician, writer and adage collector.
Funcke, Nils1Nils Funcke (born 17 June 1953) is a Swedish journalist, author and publisher.
Funk, Walther12Walther Emanuel Funk (August 18, 1890 – May 31, 1960) was a prominent Nazi official. He served as Minister for Economic Affairs in Nazi Germany from 1937 to 1945. Accused of conspiracy to commit crimes against peace; planning, initiating and waging wars of aggression; war-crimes and crimes against humanity, he was sentences to life imprisonment. Funk was held at Spandau Prison along with other senior Nazis. Released in 1957 due to ill health, he died three years later.
Furniss, Harry4Henry (Harry) Furniss (26 March 1854 – 14 January 1925) was an artist and illustrator.
Fussell, Paul1Paul Fussell (born March 22, 1924, Pasadena, California - 23 May, 2012) was a cultural historian, professor emeritus of the University of Pennsylvania, and author of books on eighteenth-century English literature, World War II, and social class.
Fyleman, Rose4Rose Amy Fyleman (6 March 1877 – 1 August 1957) was an English writer and poet, noted for her works on the fairy folk, for children.
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