People by name, G with Quotes

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G. Ledyard Stebbins1George Ledyard Stebbins, Jr. (January 6, 1906 – January 19, 2000) was a American and botanist and geneticist regarded as one of the leading evolutionary biologists and foremost botanists of the twentieth century.
Gable, Clark4William Clark Gable (1 February 1901 – 16 November 1960) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor. His most famous role was in the 1939 film Gone with the Wind, in which he starred with Vivien Leigh. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Gable among the Greatest Male Stars of All Time, ranking at No. 7.
Gabo, Naum22Naum Gabo (August 5, 1890 – August 23, 1977) was a prominent Russian sculptor in the Constructivism movement and a pioneer of kinetic art.
Gabor, Dennis4Dennis Gabor FRS (June 5, 1900, Budapest – February 9, 1979, London) was a Hungarian-born British physicist and inventor at Imperial College London (1958–1967), most notable for inventing holography in 1949, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1971.
Gabor, Eva1Eva Gabor (11 February 1919 – 4 July 1995) was a Hungarian-born American actress, most famous for her role as Lisa Douglas on Green Acres.
Gabor, Zsa Zsa3Zsa Zsa Gabor (born Sári Gábor on February 6, 1917) is a Hungarian-American actress and socialite.
Gabriel, Brigitte1Brigitte Gabriel (born October 21, 1964) is a Lebanese-born journalist, author, activist and speaker on Islam and the Middle East.
Gabriel, Peter57Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950) is an English musician who first came to fame as the lead vocalist of the progressive rock group Genesis. He left the group and went on to a successful solo career, and is also well known for his involvement in various humanitarian efforts.
Gacy, John Wayne5John Wayne Gacy, Jr. (March 17, 1942 – May 10, 1994) was an American serial killer. He was convicted and later executed for the rape and murder of 33 boys and young men, 28 of whom he buried in the crawl space under his house, between 1972 and his arrest in December 1978. He became notorious as the "Killer Clown" because of the many block parties he attended, entertaining children in a clown suit and makeup.
Gadamer, Hans-Georg13Hans-Georg Gadamer (February 11, 1900 – March 13, 2002) was a German philosopher of the continental tradition, most famous for his 1960 magnum opus, Truth and Method.
Gaddafi, Muammar89Muammar abu Minyar al-Gaddafi (7 June 1942 – 20 October 2011) was the leader of Libya from 1969, when he overthrew the monarchy in a bloodless coup, until 2011 when he was overthrown by a NATO-backed internal rebellion. He declared Libya a directly democratic state (jamahiriya) in 1977, and stepped down from government office two years later, although he remained the effective center of power. Gaddafi pursued an anti-colonial and pan-African foreign policy that the United States and European countries condemned as sponsorship of terrorism.
Gaffigan, Jim22James Christopher Gaffigan (born July 7, 1966) is an American stand-up comic and actor. He is best known for his Comedy Central Presents specials, a recurring role on the show My Boys and several nationwide commercials.
Gaga, Lady35Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born 28 March 1986), primarily known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American singer-songwriter and performance artist.
Gagarin, Yuri12Юрий Алексеевич Гагарин; Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin (9 March 1934 – 27 March 1968) was a Soviet cosmonaut and the first human in space (12 April 1961).
Gaiman, Neil86Neil Gaiman (born 10 November 1960) is an English author of science fiction and fantasy short stories and novels, graphic novels, and comics. He is married to singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer.
Gaines, Brian R.8Brian R. Gaines (born circa 1938) is a British scientist, engineer, and Professor Emeritus Killam Memorial Research Professor and Director of the Knowledge Science Institute at the University of Calgary.
Gaines, Ernest J.5Ernest J. Gaines (born January 15, 1933) is an African-American author whose famous works include The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, A Lesson Before Dying, and A Gathering of Old Men.
Gaines, John P.1John P. Gaines (September 22, 1795 – December 9, 1857) was a U.S. military and political figure. He was a Whig member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Kentucky from 1847 to 1849, and he served as Governor of the Oregon Territory from 1850 to 1853, stepping down after a turbulent term in office.
Gaitskell, Hugh4Hugh Todd Naylor Gaitskell (9 April 1906 – 18 January 1963) was a British politician and leader of the Labour Party from 1955 until his death.
Gaitskill, Mary2Mary Gaitskill (born 1954) is an American author of essays, short stories and novels.
Galbraith, James K.5James Kenneth Galbraith (born January 29, 1952) is an American economist who writes frequently for the popular press on economic topics.
Galbraith, Jay R.9Jay R. Galbraith (Feb. 26, 1939 - April 8, 2014) was an American organizational theorist, consultant and Professor at the International Institute for Management Development, known for his work on strategy and organization design.
Galbraith, John Kenneth209John Kenneth Galbraith (15 October 1908 – 29 April 2006) was a Canadian-American economist and author.
Galeano, Eduardo4Eduardo Hughes Galeano (September 3, 1940 - April 13, 2015 ) is an Uruguayan journalist, best known for his works Memoria del fuego (Memory of Fire Trilogy, 1986) and Las venas abiertas de América Latina (Open Veins of Latin America, 1971) which have been translated into twenty languages and transcend orthodox genres: combining fiction, journalism, political analysis, and history.
Galen16Claudius Galenus of Pergamum (c. 130 – c. 200), better known as Galen, was a Greek physician and a writer on medicine and philosophy. His theories dominated European medicine for well over a millennium.
Galifianakis, Zach26Zachary Knight "Zach" Galifianakis (born October 1, 1969) is a Greek-American comedian, actor and writer.
Galilei, Galileo75Galileo Galilei (15 February 1564 – 8 January 1642) was an Italian physicist and astronomer.
Gall, John19John Gall (born 1929) is an American author and retired pediatrician, known for his 1975 book General systemantics.
Gallagher2Gallagher (born Leo Anthony Gallagher on July 24, 1946, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina) is an American comedian and prop comic, most popularly known for smashing watermelons as part of his act.
Gallagher, Liam5William John Paul "Liam" Gallagher (born 21 September 1972) is an English musician and songwriter best known as the lead singer, and occasional instrumentalist, of English rock band Oasis. He is the brother of Noel Gallagher.
Gallagher, Noel59Noel Gallagher (born May 29, 1967) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter, known as former lead songwriter, guitarist and sometime lead-singer with the British rock band Oasis. He left the band in August 2009. His brother Liam Gallagher was also in Oasis.
Gallagher, Rory7Rory Gallagher (2 March 1948 – 14 June 1995) was a singer-songwriter from Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Ireland. He was a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and bandleader.
Galland, Adolf13Adolf "Dolfo" Joseph Ferdinand Galland (March 19 1912 – February 9 1996) was a World War II German fighter pilot and commander of Germany's fighter force from 1941 to 1945.
Gallé, Émile2Émile Gallé (8 May 1846 – 23 September 1904) was a French artist who worked in glass, and is considered to be one of the major forces in the French Art Nouveau movement.
Gallo, Robert1Robert Charles Gallo (born March 23, 1937) is a U.S. biomedical researcher. He is best known for his role in identifying the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) as the infectious agent responsible for the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) although his role and this discovery remains controversial.
Gallo, Vincent2Vincent Gallo (born April 11, 1962) is an American film actor, director, producer, screenwriter, singer-songwriter, and painter.
Galloway, George42George Galloway (born August 16, 1954) is a Scottish-born politician, author and broadcaster known for his left-wing views, confrontational style, and rhetorical skill. He was originally a Member of Parliament (MP) for the Labour Party between 1987 and 2003, when he was expelled, representing Glasgow Hillhead and Glasgow Kelvin until 2005. He has been a leading figure in the Respect Party since 2004, and has since represented the Bethnal Green and Bow (2005-10) and Bradford West (from 2012) parliamentary constituencies .
Galois, Evariste4Évariste Galois (October 25, 1811 – May 31, 1832) was a French mathematician, who, while still in his teens, developed the well-known Galois theory. Galois theory is capable to determine whether a polynomial with rational coefficient can be solved by radicals and give a clear insight about what kind of length ratio can be constructed by compass and straightedge, thereby solving the long-standing problems of solving a polynomial by radicals. His life is considered to be one of the most romantic in all of mathematics because of the contributions he has made in such a short span of life.
Galsworthy, John41John Galsworthy OM (14 August 1867 – 31 January 1933) was an English novelist and playwright. Notable works include The Forsyte Saga (1906–1921) and its sequels, A Modern Comedy and End of the Chapter. He won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1932.
Galt, John6John Galt (May 2, 1779 – April 11, 1839) was a Scottish writer, businessman and colonial administrator. He is now mostly remembered for his The Provost, The Member, and other satirical novels of political life.
Galtieri, Leopold26Leopoldo Galtieri (15 July 1926 – 12 January 2003) was an Argentine general and President of Argentina from 1981-1982 who started the Falklands War.
Galton, Francis17Sir Francis Galton F.R.S. (16 February 1822 – 17 January 1911) was an English Victorian polymath, anthropologist, eugenicist, tropical explorer, geographer, inventor, meteorologist, proto-geneticist, psychometrician, and statistician. He was a half-cousin of Charles Darwin.
Gambon, Michael1Sir Michael Gambon (born October 19, 1940) is an acclaimed English-Irish actor who has worked in theatre, television and film.
Gambotto-Burke, Antonella17Antonella Gambotto-Burke (née Antonella Gambotto; born 19 September 1965) is an Australian author and journalist.
Game (rapper)4Jayceon Terrell Taylor (born November 29, 1979), known by his stage name The Game or simply Game, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, record producer and actor. Game is best known as a rapper in the West Coast hip hop scene, and for being one of Dr. Dre's most notable protégés.
Gamow, George14George Gamow pronounced "GAM-off" (March 4 1904 – August 19 1968) was a Ukrainian born physicist and cosmologist. He developed the Big Bang theory of cosmology, using it to predict the existence of Cosmic background radiation, and his insight that DNA nucleotides probably formed a "a triplet code of four symbols" was influential on very important research and discoveries in genetics.
Gandhi, Arun Manilal1Arun Manilal Gandhi (born 14 April, 1934) is a South African peace activist and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.
Gandhi, Indira15Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi (November 19, 1917 – October 31, 1984), daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, became the first woman Prime Minister of India in 1966. She died while Prime Minister, assassinated by her security guards at her residence.
Gandhi, Mahatma160Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948), commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi (Sanskrit: महात्मा mahātmā "Great Soul"). In India he is generally regarded as Bapu (Gujarati: બાપુ bāpu "father"), Jathi Pitha and Raashtra Pita (Gujarati: પિસ પર બ્રિટિશ "father of the nation"); he was an advocate and pioneer of nonviolent social protest and direct action in the form he called Satyagraha. He led the struggle for India's independence from British colonial rule.
Gandhi, Maneka25Maneka Gandhi (born 26 August 1956) is an Indian politician belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party and an animal rights activist. She was appointed the Minister of Women and Child Development on 26 May 2014.
Gandhi, Rahul25Rahul Gandhi (born 19 June 1970) is an Indian politician and member of the Parliament of India.
Gandhi, Rajiv44Rajiv Gandhi (August 20, 1944 – May 21, 1991) was the sixth Prime Minister of India, serving from 1984 to 1989. He took office after the 1984 assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, his mother, to become the youngest Indian premier.
Gandhi, Virachand6Virachand Raghavji Gandhi (Gujarati: વીરચંદ ગાંધી; Hindi: वीरचंद गाँधी) (August 25, 1864 - August 7, 1901) was a Jain scholar who represented Jainism at the first World Parliament of Religions in 1893. A barrister by trade, he worked to defend the rights of Jains, and wrote and lectured extensively on Jainism, other religions, and philosophy.
Gangubai Hangal24Gangubai Hangal (March 5, 1913 – July 21, 2009) was an Indian singer of the khyal genre of Hindustani classical music, who was known for her deep and powerful voice. She performed all over India and for All India Radio stations until 1945. Hangal had initially performed light classical genres, including bhajan and thumri, but concentrated on khyal. Later, however, she refused to sing light classical, saying she sang only ragas. Hangal served as honorary music professor of the Karnatak University. She gave her last concert in March 2006 to mark her 75th career year. She received a number of awards, which include: Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1973 and Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award in 2002.
Ganley, Declan3Declan James Ganley (born 23 July 1968) is an entrepreneur, businessman and political activist from Ireland. He is founder and current chairman for the pan-european political party Libertas and candidate to the European Parliament Elections 2009 in the constituency of North West Ireland.
Gantt, Henry14Henry Laurence Gantt (20 May 1861 – 23 November 1919) was an American mechanical engineer and management consultant, known as assistant of Frederick Winslow Taylor, proponent of Scientific management, and developer of the Gantt chart in the 1910s.
Ganzfried, Salomo2Shlomo Ganzfried or Salomo ben Joseph Ganzfried (1804 – 1886) was an Orthodox rabbi best known as author of the work of Halakha (Jewish law), the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch.
Gao, Xingjian21Gao Xingjian (pronounced káu ɕĭŋ tɕiɛ̂n; Chinese: 高行健; pinyin: Gāo Xíngjiàn; Wade-Giles: Kao Hsing-chien; born January 4, 1940) is a Chinese-born novelist, playwright, and critic. An émigré to France, Gao was granted the French citizenship in 1997. The recipient of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Literature, he is also a noted translator (particularly of Samuel Beckett and Eugène Ionesco), screenwriter, stage director, and a celebrated painter.
Garan, Jr., Ronald1Ronald John Garan (born October 30, 1961) is a NASA astronaut. After graduating from State University of New York College at Oneonta in 1982, he joined the Air Force, becoming a Second Lieutenant in 1984. He became an F-16 pilot, and flew combat missions in Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
Garbo, Greta10Greta Garbo (September 18, 1905 – April 15, 1990), born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson, was a Swedish born actress and Hollywood icon.
García Lorca, Federico16Federico García Lorca (5 June 1898 – 19 August 1936) was a Spanish poet, dramatist, painter, pianist and composer.
Garcia Márquez, Gabriel41Gabriel José García Márquez (March 6, 1927 – April 17, 2014) was a Colombian novelist, journalist and activist. He was awarded the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature.
Garcia, Alan1Alan Gabriel Ludwig García Pérez (born May 23, 1949) has been the president of Peru for 1985–1990 & 2006–present.
Garcia, Eric10Eric Garcia (born 1972) is an American author and screenwriter.
Gardner, Ava4Ava Lavinia Gardner (December 24, 1922 – January 25, 1990) was an American actress.
Gardner, John1John Edmund Gardner (20 November 1926 – 3 August 2007) was an English spy and thriller novelist, best known for his James Bond continuation novels.
Gardner, John W.8John William Gardner (8 October 1912 – 16 February 2002) was President of the Carnegie Corporation and Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under President Lyndon Johnson.
Gardner, Martin15Martin Gardner (October 21, 1914 – May 22, 2010) was an American recreational mathematician, magician, skeptic, and author of the long-running "Mathematical Games" column in Scientific American from 1956 to 1981.
Garfield, James A.111James Abram Garfield (19 November 1831 – 19 September 1881) was the 20th President of the United States of America in 1881, and the second U.S. president to be assassinated. His term was the second shortest in U.S. history, after William Henry Harrison's. Holding office from March to September of 1881, President Garfield was in office for a total of just six months and fifteen days.
Garfunkel, Art3Arthur Ira "Art" Garfunkel (born November 5, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and actor, best known as half of the duo Simon and Garfunkel.
Garland, Judy19Judy Garland (10 June 1922 – 22 June 1969), born Frances Ethel Gumm, was an American film actress and singer. She is one the Ten Greatest Female Stars of American Cinema..
Garner, James3James Garner (born April 7, 1928) is an American film and television actor.
Garner, Jennifer2Jennifer Garner (born April 17, 1972) is an American actress
Garner, John Nance2John Nance "Cactus Jack" Garner (1868-11-22 – 1967-11-07) was a Representative from Texas, the thirty-second Vice President of the United States and the forty-forth Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.
Garnett, Richard6Richard Garnett (February 27, 1835 – April 13, 1906) was a scholar, librarian, biographer and poet.
Garr, Terri1Terry Ann "Teri" Garr (born December 11, 1947) is an American actress and comedienne.
Garrett, Thomas3Thomas Garrett (21 August 1789 – 25 January 1871) was an abolitionist and leader in the Underground Railroad movement before the American Civil War.
Garrick, David11David Garrick (19 February 1717, in Hereford – 20 January 1779) was an English actor, playwright, theatre manager and producer who influenced nearly all aspects of theatrical practice throughout the 18th century and was a pupil and friend of Samuel Johnson.
Garriott, Richard2Richard Allen Garriott (born July 4, 1961), also known as "Lord British", is a computer programmer, video game designer, co-founder of Origin Systems Inc., and creator of the Video game series Ultima. As of 2005 he is a Executive Producer for NCsoft.
Garrison, Jim8Earling Carothers "Jim" Garrison (November 20, 1921 – October 21, 1992), who changed his first name to Jim in the early 1960s, was the Democratic District Attorney of Orleans Parish, Louisiana from 1962 to 1973. He is best known for his investigations into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Garrison, William Lloyd25William Lloyd Garrison (12 December 1805 – 24 May 1879) was an American abolitionist, journalist, and social reformer.
Garth, Samuel6Sir Samuel Garth (1661–1719) was an English physician and poet.
Garvey, Marcus Mosiah8Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr., National Hero of Jamaica (17 August 1887 – 10 June 1940) was a publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, Black nationalist, orator, and founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL).
Gary, Romain17Romain Gary, born Romain Kacew (8 May 1914 - 2 December 1980) was a novelist, film director, WWII pilot and diplomat. He wrote under many pseudonyms including Shatan Bogat, Rene Deville and Fosco Sinibaldi. He is the only author to have won the Prix Goncourt twice, once under his own name and again under the pseudonym Émile Ajar.
Gary, Yourofsky6Gary Yourofsky (born August 19, 1970) is an american vegan, animal rights activist, lecturer and educator.
Gascoigne, George7George Gascoigne (c. 1535 – October 7, 1577) was an English poet, playwright, translator and prose writer. He has been credited as the first English writer of comedy in vernacular prose, of original fiction in vernacular prose, of poetry criticism, and of war reporting.
Gaskell, Elizabeth11Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (September 29 1810 – November 12 1865) was a British fiction-writer and biographer who witnessed and recorded the transformation of northern England by the Industrial Revolution. She was born Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson; her married name is often given in the form Mrs. Gaskell.
Gass, William H.10William H. Gass (born 30 July 1924) is an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, critic, and former philosophy professor.
Gassée, Jean-Louis7Jean-Louis Gassée (born March 1944) is a computer marketer, former chief technology officer of Apple Computer, founder of Be, Incorporated, current chairman of PalmSource
Gates, Bill72William Henry Gates III (born 28 October 1955) is the co-founder of Microsoft, and founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Forbes magazine has ranked him as the richest person in the world for twelve consecutive years.
Gates, Evalyn3Evalyn I. Gates (born 1958) is an American cosmologist, astrophysicist and executive director and CEO of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
Gates, Henry Louis1Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (born September 16, 1950) is an American literary critic, educator, scholar, writer, editor, and public intellectual . He is a Harvard University professor and Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research.
Gates, Robert3Robert Michael Gates (born September 25, 1943) was the 22nd United States Secretary of Defense (2006–11). Prior to this, Gates served for 26 years in the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Council, and under President George H. W. Bush as Director of Central Intelligence. He formerly served as the President of Texas A&M University.
Gatti, Arturo1Arturo "Thunder" Gatti (April 15, 1972 – July 11, 2009) was a former Canadian professional boxer. Gatti was born in Italy. Gatti was considered by many boxing experts and fans alike to be one of the most exciting boxers of the modern day. He participated in Ring Magazine's "fight of the year" a total of four times (1997, 1998, 2002, & 2003).
Gaudí, Antoni4Antoni Plàcid Guillem Gaudí i Cornet (25 June 1852 – 10 June 1926), also known as Antonio Gaudí, was a Catalan architect famous for his highly individual designs. He was associated with the Modernisme and Art Nouveau movements.
Gaudier-Brzeska, Henri5Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (4 October 1891 – 5 June 1915) was a French sculptor who developed a rough-hewn, primitive style of direct carving.
Gaudio, Bob1Robert John "Bob" Gaudio (born November 17, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, musician and record producer.
Gaudio, Gastón4Gastón Gaudio (born December 7, 1978) nicknamed El Gato (Spanish for The Cat), is a professional tennis player from Argentina. His career-high ATP Entry ranking was No. 5 in 2005. He was the 2004 Roland Garros champion.
Gauguin, Paul33Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (1848-06-07 – 1903-05-09) was a French Post-Impressionist painter.
Gaukroger, Stephen2Stephen Gaukroger (born 1950) is a British philosopher and intellectual historian.
Gaulle, Charles de37Charles-André-Joseph-Marie de Gaulle (22 November 1890 – 9 November 1970), in France commonly referred to as le général de Gaulle, was a French military leader and statesman. During World War II, he reached the rank of Brigade General and then became the leader of the Forces Françaises Libres ("FFL" — the "Free French Forces"). Between 1944 and 1946, following the liberation of France from German occupation, he was head of the French provisional government. Called to form a government in 1958, he inspired a new constitution and was the Fifth Republic's first president, serving from 1958 to 1969.
Gauss, Carl Friedrich51Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss (30 April 1777 – 23 February 1855) was a German mathematician, astronomer and physicist.
Gautier, François9François Gautier (born 1950) is a French political writer and journalist based in India, since 1971.
Gautier, Théophile11Pierre Jules Théophile Gautier (August 30 1811 – October 23 1872) was a French poet, dramatist, novelist, short-story writer, journalist and critic.
Gay, John55John Gay (30 June 1685 – 4 December 1732) was an English poet and dramatist. He is best remembered for The Beggar's Opera (1728), set to music by Johann Christoph Pepusch. The characters, including Captain Macheath and Polly Peachum, became household names.
Gaye, Marvin24Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. (2 April 1939 – 1 April 1984) was an American pop, soul and R&B singer and songwriter.
Gayoom, Maumoon Abdul6Maumoon Abdul Gayoom (born 29 December 1937) was President of the Republic of Maldives from 1978 to 2008 .
Gazzaniga, Michael3Michael S. Gazzaniga (born December 12, 1939) is an American neuroscientist, author and professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he heads the new SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind.
Gbowee, Leymah5Leymah Roberta Gbowee (born 1 February 1972) is a Liberian peace activist responsible for leading a women's peace movement that helped bring an end to the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003 that led to the election of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in Liberia, the first African nation with a female president. In 2011, she was one of three women awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Geagea, Samir5Samir Geagea (born 25 October 1952) is a Lebanese politician and former warlord. The leader of the Lebanese Forces Party, he was released from 11 years in solitary confinement on 26 July 2005. Geagea was however given a pardon and not declared innocent. He still plays a major role on the Christian political scene in Lebanon today.
Gee, Henry2Dr. Henry Gee (born 1962 in London, England) is a British paleontologist and evolutionary biologist. He is a senior editor of Nature, the scientific journal.
Gee, Muma4Gift Iyumame Eke (born 18 November 1978), better known by her stage name Muma Gee, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, actress, businesswoman, fashion designer, and television personality.
Geertz, Clifford2Clifford James Geertz (1926-08-23 – 2006-10-30) was an American anthropologist and served until his death as professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey.
Geffroy, Gustave2Gustave Geffroy (1 June 1855 – 4 April 1926) was a French journalist, art critic, historian, and novelist
Gehrig, Lou6Henry Louis "Lou" Gehrig (June 19 1903 – June 2 1941), born Ludwig Heinrich Gehrig, was an American Major League Baseball player in the first half of the twentieth century. He set several Major League and American League records and was voted the greatest first baseman of all time by the Baseball Writers' Association. He played for the New York Yankees until his career was cut short by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), now commonly referred to in the United States as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
Gehry, Frank8Frank Owen Gehry (born February 28, 1929) is a Canadian-American Pritzker Prize–winning architect based in Los Angeles.
Geikie, John Cunningham6John Cunningham Geikie (1824–1906) was a Scottish-born minister and author, primarily active first in Toronto, Canada, and then in England.
Geithner, Timothy5Timothy Franz Geithner (born August 18, 1961) is an American economic policy maker and central banker who served as the 75th United States Secretary of the Treasury, under President Barack Obama, from 2009 to 2013. He was previously the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 2003 to 2009.
Geldof, Peaches2Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof (13 March 1989 – 7 April 2014) was an English journalist, television presenter and model. She was married to Thomas Cohen.
Gell-Mann, Murray9Murray Gell-Mann (born 15 September 1929) is an American physicist who received the 1969 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the theory of elementary particles.
Gellar, Sarah Michelle1Sarah Michelle Gellar (born April 14, 1977) is an American actress, best known for her role in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer as well as All My Children.
Geller, Pamela3Pamela Geller (born June 14, 1958) is an American political activist, commentator, and president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative which she co-founded with Robert Spencer.
Geller, Uri12Uri Geller (born 20 December 1946) is an Israeli illusionist, well known internationally as a magician, television personality, and self-proclaimed psychic.
Gellhorn, Martha)4Martha Gellhorn (8 November 1908 – 15 February 1998) was an American war correspondent and novelist. She covered nearly every war during the twentieth century.
Gellner, Ernest28Ernest André Gellner (9 December 1925 – 5 November 1995) was a philosopher and social anthropologist, cited as one of the world's "most vigorous intellectuals."
Gemmell, David144David Andrew Gemmell (1 August 1948 – 28 July 2006) was a bestselling British author of heroic fantasy. A former journalist and newspaper editor, Gemmell had his first work of fiction published in 1984. He went on to write over thirty novels. Best known for his debut, Legend, Gemmell's works display violence, yet also explore themes of honour, loyalty and redemption. With over one million copies sold, his work continues to sell worldwide.
Gene Ray18Gene Ray (born 1927), American self-described scientist and creator of the Time Cube Theory.
Gene Roddenberry12Eugene Wesley Roddenberry (August 19, 1921 - October 24, 1991) was born in El Paso, Texas and spent his boyhood in Los Angeles. He is most famous as the creator of the science fiction television series Star Trek and was one of the first people to be buried in space.
Gene Tunney2Gene Tunney (May 25 1897 – November 7 1978) was the heavyweight boxing champion from 1926-28 who defeated Jack Dempsey twice, first in 1926 and then in 1927. Tunney's successful title defense against Dempsey is one of the most famous bouts in boxing history and is known as The Long Count Fight. Tunney retired as a heavyweight after his victory over Tom Heeney in 1928.
General Baker1General Gordon Baker Jr. (September 6, 1941 – May 18, 2014) was an American labor organizer and activist.
Genet, Jean13Jean Genet (19 December 1910 – 15 April 1986) was a prominent and controversial French novelist, playwright, poet, essayist, and political activist.
Genghis Khan8Genghis Khan (c.1162 – 18 August 1227), born Temüjin, founded and ruled the Mongol Empire, after unifying the Central Asian tribes. He is also known as the first Great Khan or Khagan (Khan of Khans).
Geoffrey Elton3Sir Geoffrey Rudolph Elton (17 August 1921 – 3 December 1994) was a German-born British political and constitutional historian, specializing in the Tudor period. He taught at Clare College, Cambridge and was the Regius Professor of Modern History there from 1983 to 1988.
Geoffrey of Monmouth8Geoffrey of Monmouth, Gaufridus Monemutensis, or Galfridus Arthurus (c. 1100 – c. 1155) was a British chronicler, poet and bishop, possibly of Breton descent. His hugely influential but for the most part fictional History of the Kings of Britain popularised the legends of King Arthur, Merlin, Cymbeline and Brutus of Troy, and originated the story of King Lear.
George Albert Smith1George Albert Smith, Sr. (April 4, 1870 – April 4, 1951) was the eighth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).
George Antheil2George Antheil (June 8, 1900, Trenton, New Jersey – 12 February 1959, New York City) was an American avant-garde composer and pianist.
George Clinton7George Clinton (born 1941-07-22) is an American musician, widely considered one of the forefathers of funk. He was the mastermind of the bands Parliament and Funkadelic during the 1970s and early 1980s, and was a solo funk artist as of 1981.
George Frederick James Temple21George Frederick James Temple (December 2, 1901-January 30, 1992) was an English mathematician. He was President of the London Mathematical Society in the years 1951-1953 and recipient of the Sylvester Medal in 1969.
George Gallup1George Gallup (November 18, 1901 – July 26, 1984) was an American statistician. He invented the Gallup poll, a successful statistical method of survey sampling for measuring public opinion.
George Gaylord Simpson3George Gaylord Simpson (June 16, 1902 – October 6, 1984) was an American paleontologist. Simpson was perhaps the most influential paleontologist of the twentieth century, and a major participant in the modern evolutionary synthesis, contributing Tempo and mode in evolution (1944), The meaning of evolution (1949) and The major features of evolution (1953).
George Granville, 1st Baron Lansdowne9George Granville, 1st Baron Lansdowne (9 March 1666 – 29 January 1735) was an English poet, playwright, and politician who served as a Privy Counsellor from 1712.
George Grove1Sir George Grove (August 13, 1820 – May 28, 1900) was an English writer on music, immortalised in the title of Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians.
George II of Great Britain4George II (November 10 1683 – October 25 1760) was King of Great Britain and Ireland and Elector of Hanover from 1727. Born and raised in Germany, he was the last British monarch born outside Great Britain. He had poor relationships with his father and, subsequently, with his son. As king, he exercised little control over policy in Britain as the government was largely controlled by Parliament, although he was influential in foreign policy, and had far greater power in Hanover. He was the last British monarch to lead an army in battle (at Dettingen in 1743).
George III of the United Kingdom8George III (George William Frederick) (June 4, 1738 – January 29, 1820) was King of Great Britain and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until 1 January 1801, and thereafter of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, formed by the union of these two countries, until his death.
George Jackson (Black Panther)1George Lester Jackson (23 September 1941 – 21 August 1971) was an African-American left-wing activist, Marxist, author, a member of the Black Panther Party, and co-founder of the Black Guerrilla Family while incarcerated. Jackson achieved fame as one of the Soledad Brothers and was later shot to death by guards in San Quentin Prison during an alleged escape attempt.
George Jean Nathan1George Jean Nathan (February 14, 1882 – April 8, 1958) was an American drama critic and editor. He worked closely with H.L. Mencken, bringing the literary magazine The Smart Set to prominence as an editor, and co-founding and editing The American Mercury and The American Spectator.
George Lincoln Rockwell21George Lincoln Rockwell (9 March 1918 – 25 August 1967) was a pilot in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the founder of the American Nazi Party in 1959. He was assassinated by John Patler, who had been expelled from the Party after taking up Marxist beliefs.
George M. Fredrickson2George M. Fredrickson (16 July 1934 – 25 February 2008) was an American historian at Stanford University.
George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax63George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax (November 11, 1633 – April 5, 1695) was an English statesman, writer, and politician.
George V of the United Kingdom19George V of the United Kingdom (3 June 1865 – 20 January 1936) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India.
George VI of the United Kingdom3George VI of the United Kingdom (Albert Frederick Arthur George Windsor) (14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952).
George, Frank Honywill12Frank Honywill George (born 1921) was a British psychologist, cyberneticist and former Professor of Cybernetics and Director of the Institute of Cybernetics at the Brunel University, best known for his 1962 book The Brain as a Computer.
George, Henry49Henry George (September 2, 1839 – October 29, 1897) was an American economic and social philosopher who popularized the economic policies which have become known as Georgism. These assert that natural resources and opportunities belong equally to all residents of a community; while individuals can own the wealth or value which they develop with these, societies as a whole maintain standards of fair economic exchange including "location rent" or "land tax" with respect to individual use of the natural resources of common necessity to all humanity.
Georges Cuvier6Baron Georges Léopold Chrétien Frédéric Dagobert Cuvier (August 23, 1769 – May 13, 1832) was a French naturalist and zoologist. He was a major figure in scientific circles in Paris during the early 19th century, and was instrumental in establishing the fields of comparative anatomy and paleontology by comparing living animals with fossils. He is well known for establishing that extinction was a fact, being the most influential proponent of catastrophism in geology in the early 19th century, and opposing early evolutionary theories. His most famous work is the Règne animal distribué d'après son organisation (1817; translated into English as The Animal Kingdom). He died in Paris of cholera.
Georgi Pulevski2Georgi Pulevski (Bulgarian: Георги Пулевски; Macedonian: Ѓорѓи Пулевски) (1817 – February 13 1893) was a writer and revolutionary, known for expressing publicly the idea of a separate Macedonian nation distinct from Serbs and Bulgarians, as well as a separate Macedonian language.
Georgios Papadopoulos1Georgios Papadopoulos (5 May 1919 – 27 June 1999) was a Greek military officer and dictator. He ruled Greece from 1967 to 1973.
Gephardt, Dick2Dick Gephardt (born January 31, 1941) served as a U.S. Representative from Missouri from January 3, 1977, until January 3, 2005.
Gerald of Wales13Gerald of Wales (c. 1146 – c. 1223) was a churchman and writer of Welsh birth, and of mixed Welsh and Norman ancestry. He was born Gerald de Barri, but as an author is usually known as Giraldus Cambrensis or as Gerald of Wales.
Gerber, Steve1Stephen Ross "Steve" Gerber (born September 20, 1947, St. Louis - died February 10, 2008, Las Vegas) was an American comic book writer best known as co-creator of the satiric Marvel Comics character Howard the Duck.
Gerbner, George3George Gerbner (August 8, 1919 – December 24, 2005) was a professor of communication and the founder of cultivation theory.
Gerd Gigerenzer1Gerd Gigerenzer (born September 3, 1947, Wallersdorf, Germany) is a German psychologist.
Gerd Theissen1Gerd Theißen (or Dyson, born 24 April 1943 ) is a German Protestant theologian and New Testament scholar. He is Professor of New Testament Theology at the University of Heidelberg.
Gerhardt, Paul1Paul Gerhardt (12 March 1607 – 27 May 1676) was a German hymn writer.
German, Edward8Sir Edward German (17 February 1862 – 11 November 1936) was an English musician and composer, best remembered for his extensive output of incidental music for the stage and as a successor to Arthur Sullivan in the field of English comic opera.
Gernez, André3André Gernez (born 1923) co-founded the organic stem cells theory. In 1979, he received the « Hans Adalbert Schweigart » price with Konrad Lorentz. He also has a long collaboration with Jean-Pierre Willem.
Geronimo7Goyathlay (Chiricahua: Goyaałé One Who Yawns; 16 June 1829 – 17 February 1909) was a Chiricahua Apache leader; usually known as Geronimo.
Gerould, Katharine Fullerton5Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879–1944) was an American essayist, novelist and short story writer.
Gerrard, Lisa4Lisa Gerrard (born 12 April 1961) is an Australian musician, singer and composer who rose to prominence as part of the music group Dead Can Dance with music partner Brendan Perry.
Gerrard, Steven22Steven Gerrard (born 30 May 1980) is an English football player with Liverpool FC.
Gerrold, David8Jerrold David Friedman (born 24 January 1944, in Chicago, Illinois), better known by his pen name David Gerrold, is an American science fiction author.
Gerry, Elbridge4Elbridge Thomas Gerry (pronounced /ˈɡɛri/) (July 17, 1744 – November 23, 1814) was an American statesman and diplomat, and Vice President of the United States of America, serving under James Madison.
Gershenson, Carlos14Carlos Gershenson (born 1978) is a Mexican computer scientist, and researcher at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. He has worked on topics such as self-organizing systems, complexity, artificial life, information, cognitive science, and philosophy.
Gershwin, George17Jacob Gershowitz (September 26, 1898 – July 11, 1937), better known as George Gershwin, was an American songwriter and composer who worked in both popular and classical styles. Most of his songs were written to words by his brother Ira Gershwin.
Gershwin, Ira10Israel Gershowitz (later Ira Gershwin; December 6, 1896 – August 17, 1983) was an American lyricist, best remembered for the songs he wrote in collaboration with his brother George Gershwin.
Gerstner, Jr., Louis V.2Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. KBE (born March 1, 1942) was chairman of the board of IBM from April 1993 until his retirement in December 2002.
Gervais, Ricky6Ricky Dene Gervais (born 25 June 1961) is an English comedian, actor, director, producer, musician, writer, and former radio presenter.
Getty, Estelle6Estelle Getty (July 25, 1923 – July 22, 2008) was an American film and TV actress best remembered for her role of Sophia Petrillo on the 1980s TV show The Golden Girls.
Getty, J. Paul4Jean Paul Getty (December 15, 1892 – June 6, 1976) was an American industrialist and founder of the Getty Oil Company.
Getty, Mark1Mark Getty (born July 9, 1960) is the co-founder of the Getty Investments LLC Group, which holds the majority share-stake of the photographic agency Getty Images. Mark Getty is the grandson of oil magnate, J. Paul Getty.
Geuss, Raymond36Raymond Geuss (born 1946 in Evansville, Indiana), a Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Cambridge, is a political philosopher and scholar of 19th and 20th century European philosophy.
Ghatak, Ritwik4Ritwik Kumar Ghatak (1925–1976) was an Indian Bengali filmmaker and script writer. Along with prominent contemporary Bengali filmmakers Satyajit Ray and Mrinal Sen, his cinema is primarily remembered for its meticulous depiction of social reality.
Ghazi ud-Din Khan Feroze Jung III1Ghazi ud-Din Khan Feroze Jung III (1736–1800), known as Imad-ul-Mulk, was an usurping Grand Vizier of the Mughal Empire he had allied himself with the Maratha leader Sadashivrao Bhau, both of them were directly responsible for the deaths of the Mughal Emperors: Ahmad Shah Bahadur and Alamgir II.
Ghazi, Abdul Rashid2Maulana Abdul Rashid Ghazi (circa 1960 – 2007) was an Islamic cleric with many followers. He was an advocate of Islamic fundamentalism.
Ghosh, Amitav2Amitav Ghosh (born 1956) is an Indian author,
Giaever, Ivar4Ivar Giaever (born April 5, 1929, in Bergen, Norway) is a Norwegian physicist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1973 with Leo Esaki and Brian Josephson "for their discoveries regarding tunnelling phenomena in solids".
Gian Domenico Borasio1Gian Domenico Borasio (born 9 July 1962) is palliative care physician.
Gianluigi Buffon3Gianluigi Buffon, Cavaliere OMRI (born January 28, 1978) is an Italian FIFA World Cup-winning goalkeeper. He is currently the first choice goalkeeper for Juventus F.C and the Italian national team.
Gianni A. Sarcone7Gianni A. Sarcone (20 March 1962) is an international artist, author, and science writer.
Gibb, Andy1Andrew Roy Gibb (5 March 1958 – 10 March 1988) was an English singer.
Gibbard, Ben30Benjamin Gibbard (born 11 August 1976) is an American musician who has formed several indie bands. He is most notable as the lead singer of Death Cab for Cutie and The Postal Service, although also known for his project ¡All-Time Quarterback!.
Gibbon, Edward25Edward Gibbon (1737-05-08 or 1737-04-27, O.S. – 1794-01-16) was arguably the most important historian since the time of the ancient Roman Tacitus. Gibbon's magnum opus, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, published between 1776 and 1788, is a groundbreaking work of early modern erudition, the broad influence of which endures to this day.
Gibbons, Jim4James Arthur "Jim" Gibbons (born December 16, 1944) is the 28th Governor of the U.S. state of Nevada. A Republican, he is a former member of the United States House of Representatives from 1997 to 2006.
Gibbons, Stella5Stella Gibbons (January 5 1901 – December 19 1989) was an English novelist, journalist, poet, and short-story writer.
Gibbs, A. C.1Addison Crandall Gibbs (1825–1886) was an American politician. He was a Republican governor of Oregon from 1862 until 1866, and previously served in the Oregon Territory's legislative body and later the state legislature.
Gibbs, Josiah Willard18Josiah Willard Gibbs (February 11 1839 – April 28 1903) was an American theoretical physicist, chemist and mathematician. One of the greatest American scientists of all time, he devised much of the theoretical foundation for chemical thermodynamics, as well as physical chemistry and statistical mechanics.
Gibbs, Philip1Sir Philip Armand Hamilton Gibbs (1 May 1877 – 10 March 1962) was an English journalist and prolific author of books who served as one of five official British reporters during the First World War.
Gibbs, Robert3Robert Gibbs (born March 29, 1971) is the White House Press Secretary for President Barack Obama.
Gibbs, Wolcott1Oliver Wolcott Gibbs (March 15, 1902 – August 16, 1958) was an editor, humorist, parodist, drama critic, and short story writer for The New Yorker magazine from 1927 until his death.
Gibran, Khalil80Khalil Gibran (6 January 1883 – 10 April 1931), born Gibran Khalil Gibran, and also known as Kahlil Gibran, was an artist, poet and writer. He was born in Lebanon and spent much of his productive life in the United States.
Gibson, Jack20Jack Gibson, OAM (27 February 1929 – 9 May 2008) was an Australian rugby league footballer. He is best remembered as a rugby league coach who introduced lots of new coaching and training methods into the sport in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. He was selected as Coach of Australian rugby league's Team of the Century. He was well known for collecting quotes and knowing which one to apply to each situation to inspire the team he was coaching.
Gibson, Mel18Mel Gibson (born 3 January 1956) is a noted American actor, producer and director.
Gibson, William68William Ford Gibson (born 17 March 1948) is an American-Canadian writer who has been called the "noir prophet" of the cyberpunk subgenre of science fiction. Gibson coined the term "cyberspace" in his short story "Burning Chrome" and later popularized the concept in his debut novel, Neuromancer (1984).
Giddens, Anthony13Anthony Giddens (born 8 January 1938) is a British sociologist who is known for his theory of structuration and his holistic view of modern societies. He is considered to be one of the most prominent modern sociologists, the author of at least 34 books, published in at least 29 languages.
Gide, André37André Paul Guillaume Gide (22 November 1869 – 19 February 1951) was a French author and winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1947.
Gideon Mantell24Gideon Algernon Mantell (3 February 1790 – 10 November 1852) was an English medical doctor, general practitioner, surgeon, and obstetrician, in addition to being an author, and a pioneer geologist and palaeontologist in his "leisure" time. His paleontological collection, a life's labor housed in his private residence at Lewes, and again later at Brighton, also served as a public museum, prior to the sale of the entire collection to the British Museum in 1838. He was an elected member of the Royal Society, the Council of the Geological Society of London, and the Philomathic Society of Paris.
Gideon Welles1Gideon Welles (1 July 1802 – 11 February 1878) was the United States Secretary of the Navy during the American Civil War.
Gidlow, Elsa4Elsa Gidlow (29 December 1898 – 8 June 1986) was an English-born, Canadian-American poet, freelance journalist, and philosopher. She is best known for writing On A Grey Thread (1923), possibly the first volume of openly lesbian love poetry published in North America, and for helping to establish Druid Heights, a bohemian community in Marin County, California.
Gielgud, John3John Gielgud (14 April 1904 – 21 May 2000) was an English actor, director, and producer.
Giertych, Roman1Roman Giertych (born 27 February 1971) is a Polish politician, Deputy Prime Minister and, since May 5, 2006, Minister of Education. He is also currently a member of Sejm, lower house of the Polish parliament (elected in 2001), and chairman of League of Polish Families party.
Gies, Miep2Miep Gies (February 15, 1909 – January 11, 2010) was one of the Dutch citizens who hid Anne Frank and her family from the Nazis during World War II. She discovered and preserved Anne Frank's diary after the Franks were arrested. She was born Hermine Santrouschitz in Vienna.
Gieseking, Walter6Walter Wilhelm Gieseking (5 November 1895 – 26 October 1956) was a French-born German pianist and composer.
Gifford, Richard1Richard Gifford (1725–1807), poet, was educated at Oxford . He was the author of a poem, Contemplation. He also wrote theological and controversial works.
Gifford, William4William Gifford (April 1756 – 31 December 1826) was an English critic, editor and poet, famous as a satirist and controversialist.
Giffords, Gabrielle18Gabrielle Dee "Gabby" Giffords (born 8 June 1970) is a retired American politician from the U.S. state of Arizona. As a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, she represented Arizona's 8th congressional district from 2007 until her resignation on January 25, 2012, having been elected to Congress three different times. She is a founder of Americans for Responsible Solutions, which focuses on gun violence.
Gigli, Girolamo4Girolamo Gigli (October 14, 1660 – January 4, 1722) was an Italian writer and playwright.
Gilbert & George18Gilbert & George, sometimes referred to as Gilbert Proesch (born 1943) and George Passmore (born 1942), are two artists who work together as a collaborative duo. They are known for their distinctive and highly formal appearance and manner and also for their brightly coloured graphic-style photo-based artworks.
Gilbert Highet6Gilbert Highet (1906 – 1978) was a Scottish-born American classicist, professor and author.
Gilbert, Elizabeth6Elizabeth M. Gilbert (born 18 July 1969) is an American novelist, essayist, short story writer, biographer, and memoirist.
Gilbert, W. S.54Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (18 November 1836 – 29 May 1911) was an English dramatist and librettist, poet and illustrator best known for his operatic collaborations with the composer Sir Arthur Sullivan.
Gilbert, Walter4Walter Gilbert (born March 21, 1932) is an American physicist, biochemist, entrepreneur, and molecular biology pioneer. He was awarded the 1980 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Paul Berg and Frederick Sanger.
Gilbert, William (astronomer)18William Gilbert (24 May, 1544 – 30 November, 1603) was an English natural philosopher and royal physician to England's Elizabeth I and to James VI and I. He studied the earth's magnetism and properties of the compass, such as magnetic dip, using the model of a terrella. He is highly regarded for original experiments in electricity and magnetism and for his advocacy of the experimental method. He preceded Francis Bacon in his opposition to the methods of Scholasticism with its emphasis on dialectic and the syllogism as a method of discovery. Gilbert was an early defender of Nicolaus Copernicus, not with regard to the sun-centered planetary system, but as to the diurnal motion of the earth. His theory of the magnetic influences of the sun, moon and planets influenced Kepler's preconception of gravity.
Gilberto Gil4Gilberto Gil (born June 26, 1942) is a Brazilian musician and the country's current Minister of Culture.
Gilbreth, Frank Bunker14Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Sr. (July 7, 1868 – June 14, 1924) was an American industrial engineer, known as early advocate of scientific management and a pioneer of motion study.
Gildas9St. Gildas (or Gildas Sapiens; died c. 570) was a British churchman and writer. His sermon De Excidio Britanniae (On the Ruin of Britain) includes the only significant historical narrative written in Britain in the 5th or 6th centuries. The translations used here have been taken from Wikisource
Gilder, George5George Gilder (born November 29, 1939) is an American libertarian philosopher, futurologist and author.
Gilder, Richard Watson5Richard Watson Gilder (1844–1909) was an American poet and editor.
Gilels, Emil2Emil Grigoryevich Gilels (last name sometimes transliterated as "Hilels"; Ukrainian: Емі́ль Григо́рович Гі́лельс, Ukrainian pronunciation: ɛˈmʲilʲ ɦrʲiˈɡɔroʋʲɪtʃ ˈɦilʲɛlʲs, Russian: Эми́ль Григо́рьевич Ги́лельс, Emiľ Grigoriević Gileľs; October 19, 1916 – October 14, 1985) was a Soviet pianist.
Giles, Henry15Henry Giles (1 November 1809 – 10 July 1882) was a Unitarian minister and writer.
Gilfillan, George7George Gilfillan (30 January 1813 – 13 August 1878) was a Scottish author and poet. He was one of the spasmodic poets, and an editor and commentator, with memoirs, critical dissertations in many editions of earlier British poetry.
Gilfillan, Robert1Robert Gilfillan (July 7, 1798 – December 4, 1850) was a poet and songwriter, born at Dunfermline, Scotland.
Gill, Eric2Arthur Eric Rowton Gill (22 February 1882 – 17 November 1940) was a British sculptor, typographer, printmaker and engraver.
Gillan, Karen7Karen Sheila Gillan (born 28 November 1987) is a Scottish actress and former model who is most famous for her role as Amy Pond, the primary traveling companion of the eleventh incarnation of the Doctor in the British television series Doctor Who.
Gillard, Julia9Julia Gillard (born 29 September 1961) was the 27th Prime Minister of Australia and the former Leader of the Australian Labor Party, serving from 24 June 2010 to 26 June 2013. She is the first woman to hold either office.
Gillette, Frank3Frank Gillette (born 1941) is an American video artist and installation artist, whose work incorporate empirical observations of nature.
Gilliam, Terry16Terrence Vance "Terry" Gilliam (pronounced /ˈɡɪliəm/) (born 22 November 1940) is an American-born British writer, filmmaker, animator, actor and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe.
Gillibrand, Kirsten9Kirsten Elizabeth Rutnik Gillibrand (born December 9, 1966) is the junior United States Senator from New York and a member of the Democratic Party. She formerly represented New York's 20th congressional district prior to being appointed to the United States Senate to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton following Clinton's appointment to the position of Secretary of State in the administration of Barack Obama.
Gilliland, James9James Gilliland, a Southern California native,Schoenmann, Joe (August 21, 2006), Among Believers, publisher: Las Vegas Weekly, retrieved: 2007-04-23 is an author, teacher, ufologist, spiritual counselor, energetic healer, and the founder of the Enlightened Contact with Extraterrestrial Intelligence (ECETI) organization.Gilliland, James James Gilliand Bio, publisher: ECETI, retrieved: 2007-02-27 He studied 6 years of Yoga, and has received The Teaching of the Inner Christ certificate and the Rigdzin Norbu ("Jewel of Pure Awareness") certificate.
Gilman, Charlotte18Charlotte Perkins Gilman (July 3 1860 – August 17 1935) was a prominent American poet, non-fiction writer, short story writer, novelist, lecturer, and social reformer.
Gilman, Laura Anne11Laura Anne Gilman (born 1967) is an American fantasy author.
Gilman, Sander3Sander L. Gilman (born 1944) is an American cultural and literary historian, who is particularly well-known for his contributions to Jewish studies and the history of medicine. He is currently Distinguished Professor of the Arts and Sciences at Emory University.
Gilmore, Eamon7Eamon Gilmore (born April 24, 1955) is the current Tánaiste (deputy prime minister) and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland. He leads the Labour Party and is in coalition with the right-wing Fine Gael.
Gilmore, Gary2Gary Mark Gilmore (December 4, 1940 – January 17, 1977) was an American criminal who gained international notoriety, following two murders in Utah, for demanding that his death sentence be fulfilled (which Utah authorities had no intention of doing). He became the first person executed in the United States after the death penalty was reinstated in 1976 after Gregg v. Georgia lifted the four-year moratorium instated by Furman v. Georgia.
Gilmore, John4John Gilmore (born 1955) is an American computer science innovator, Libertarian, Internet activist, and one of the founders of Electronic Frontier Foundation. He created the [email protected] hierarchy in Usenet and is a major contributor to the GNU project.
Gilmore, Thea1Thea Eve Gilmore (born 25 November 1979) is an Oxfordshire-born British singer-songwriter.
Gilmour, David16David Jon Gilmour (born 6 March 1946) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and philanthropist, most famous for his work as the guitarist and and co-lead vocalist of the rock band Pink Floyd.
Gilpin, William1William Gilpin (October 4, 1813 – January 20, 1894) was a 19th century United States explorer, politician, land speculator, and futurist writer about the American West.
Gindorf, Rolf1Dr. Rolf Gindorf (born 14 May 1939) is a German sexologist.
Gingold, Hermione1Hermione Gingold (December 9, 1897 – May 24, 1987) was a British actress known for her sharp-tongued, eccentric persona.
Gingrich, Newt35Newton Leroy Gingrich (born Newton McPherson on 17 June 1943) is an American politician who was Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999.
Gini, Corrado2Corrado Gini (23 May 1884 – 13 March 1965) was an Italian statistician, demographer and sociologist who developed the Gini coefficient, a measure of the income inequality in a society.
Ginott, Haim G.4Haim G. Ginott (1922–1973) was a clinical psychologist, child therapist, educator, and author of several books on the relationships between children and adults, especially teachers.
Ginsberg, Allen10Irwin Allen Ginsberg (3 June 1926 – 5 April 1997) was an American Beat poet born in Newark, New Jersey. He was a central figure among Beat Generation writers. Ginsberg is best known for "Howl", a long poem about consumer society's negative human values.
Ginsburg, Christian David2Christian David Ginsburg (25 December 1831 – 1914) was a prominent Bible scholar and student of the masoretic tradition in Judaism. He was born to a Jewish family in Warsaw, converting to Christianity in his teenage years. Coming to England shortly after the completion of his education in the Rabbinic College at Warsaw, Ginsburg continued his study of the Hebrew Scriptures. In 1870 he was appointed one of the first members of the committee for the revision of the Authorised Version of the Bible.
Ginsburg, Ruth Bader6Ruth Joan Bader Ginsburg (born March 15, 1933) is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Ginzburg, Vitaly2Vitaly Lazarevich Ginzburg (October 4, 1916 – November 8, 2009) was a Russian theoretical physicist and astrophysicist and a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He was the successor to Igor Tamm as head of the Department of Theoretical Physics of the Academy's physics institute (FIAN), and an outspoken atheist.
Gioia, Dana68Michael Dana Gioia (born December 24, 1950) is an
Giraldo, Greg13Greg Giraldo (December 10, 1965 – September 29, 2010) was an American stand-up comedian, television personality, insult comic and former lawyer.
Girard, René3René Girard (born December 25, 1923, Avignon, France) is a French historian, literary critic, and philosopher of social science. His work belongs to the tradition of anthropological philosophy.
Giraudoux, Jean12Hippolyte Jean Giraudoux (29 October 1882 – 31 January 1944) was a French novelist, essayist, diplomat and playwright.
Giraut de Bornelh5Giraut de Bornelh, Guiraut de Bornelh, or Giraut de Borneil (c. 1145 – c. 1205) was a Limousin poet and songwriter, considered by many in his own time and in ours to be the most accomplished of the troubadours.
Giscard Destaing, Valery6Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (born 2 February 1926) is a French centre-right politician who was President of the French Republic from 1974 until 1981. He is a member of the Constitutional Council of France.
Gish, Lillian2Lillian Diana Gish (October 14, 1893 – February 27, 1993) was an Oscar-nominated American actress.
Gissing, George17George Gissing (November 22 1857 – December 28 1903) was a British novelist.
Giuliani, Rudolph William Louis III39Rudolph William Louis "Rudy" Giuliani III (born 28 May 1944) is an American lawyer, businessman, and politician. Formerly mayor of New York City, Giuliani was briefly a leading candidate for the Republican nomination in the 2008 United States presidential election.
Giuliano,Maurizio1Maurizio Giuliano (born 1975 in Milan) is a social scientist with a background in academia and media.
Gladden, Washington10Washington Gladden (February 11, 1836 – July 2, 1918) was a leading American Congregational church pastor and early leader of the Social Gospel movement. He was a leading member of the Progressive Movement, serving for two years as a member of the Columbus and campaigning against Boss Tweed as acting editor of the New York Independent. Gladden was probably the first leading U.S. religious figure to support unionization of the workforce; he also opposed racial segregation. He was a prolific writer, with 40 books to his credit, as well as a number of hymns.
Glaisher, James Whitbread Lee7James Whitbread Lee Glaisher FRS FRAS (5 November 1848, Lewisham1 – 7 December 1928, Cambridge) was a prolific English mathematician and astronomer.
Glanville, Jerry3Jerry Glanville (born October 14, 1941, in Perrysburg, Ohio) is a career American football coach who is currently the head coach for Portland State University.
Glarner, Fritz2Fritz Glarner (born July 20, 1899 in Zurich, d. September 18, 1972 in Locarno) was a Swiss-American painter.
Glaser, Donald1Donald Arthur Glaser (September 21, 1926 – February 28, 2013) was an American physicist, neurobiologist, and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate for his invention of the bubble chamber.
Glasersfeld, Ernst von10Ernst von Glasersfeld (March 8, 1917 – November 12, 2010) was an Austrian-born American philosopher, and Professor of Psychology at the University of Georgia.
Glasman, Maurice6Maurice Glasman (born 8 March 1961) is an English academic, social thinker and Labour life peer in the House of Lords.
Glass, Ira3Ira Glass (born March 3, 1959) is an American public radio personality, and host and producer of the radio show This American Life and the television program of the same name.
Glasser, William14William Glasser M.D. (born May 11, 1925 - August 23 2013) is an American psychiatrist. He is the developer of reality therapy and choice theory.
Glauber, Roy J.1Roy Jay Glauber (born September 1, 1925) is an American theoretical physicist. Born in New York City, he was awarded one half of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his contribution to the quantum theory of optical coherence", with the other half shared by John L. Hall and Theodor W. Hänsch.
Gleeson, Jack6Jack Gleeson (born 20 May 1992) is an Irish actor, most famous for his portrayal of Joffrey Baratheon in the HBO television series Game of Thrones.
Gleick, James7James Gleick (born August 1, 1954) is an American author, journalist and biographer whose best-selling books include The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood and Chaos: Making a New Science.
Gleizes, Albert20Albert Gleizes (8 December 1881 – 23 June 1953) was a French artist who lived and worked in Paris for many years. Inspired by the work of Paul Cézanne, he is one of the founders of Cubism, along with Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque and Jean Metzinger.
Glenn, John5John Herschel Glenn (born 18 July 1921) is a former United States Marine Corps pilot, astronaut, and United States senator who was the first American to orbit the Earth and the third American in space. Glenn was a Marine Corps fighter pilot before joining NASA's Mercury program as a member of NASA's original astronaut group. He orbited the Earth in Friendship 7 in 1962. After retiring from NASA, he entered politics as a Democrat and represented Ohio in the United States Senate from 1974 to 1999.
Glickman, Dan1Daniel Robert Glickman (born November 24, 1944) is an American politician. He served as the United States Secretary of Agriculture from 1995 until 2001, prior to which he represented the Fourth Congressional District of Kansas as a Democrat in Congress for 18 years. He is currently the president of the Motion Picture Association of America.
Gligorov, Kiro2Kiro Gligorov (Киро Глигоров in Macedonian, also known as Kiril Blagoev Gligorov/Кирил Благоев Глигоров) (May 3, 1917 – January 1, 2012) was the first democraticaly elected president of the Republic of Macedonia.
Globocnik, Odilo5Odilo Globocnik (April 21, 1904 – May 31, 1945) was a prominent Austrian Nazi and later an SS leader. On November 9, 1939, Globocnik was appointed SS and Police Leader in the Lublin district of the General Government. He was tracked down and captured by British troops at the Möslacher Alm, overlooking the Weissensee Lake on May 31, 1945, and may have committed suicide the same day in Paternion by biting on his capsule of cyanide.
Gloria Estefan195Gloria Estefan (born 1 September 1957) Singer-songwriter-actress-author-producer-philanthropist-entrepreneur; born Gloria Maria Milagross Fajardo.
Glover, Paul5Paul Glover (born 18 July 1947) is founder of more than a dozen organizations and campaigns dedicated to ecology and social justice, including Ithaca HOURS local currency, Citizen Planners of Los Angeles, Philadelphia Orchard Project, and Health Democracy. He is author of six books on grassroots organizing, and a former teacher of urban studies at Temple University. He walked across the USA entirely on foot in 1978. He was invited by the Green Party to participate in their 2004 presidential primaries, and was the 2014 Green Party candidate for governor of Pennsylvania. He is currently organizing the Patch Adams free clinic in Philadelphia.
Glyn, Elinor9Elinor Glyn (17 October 1864 – 9 September 1943), born Elinor Sutherland, was a British novelist, short-story writer and screenwriter. Her lurid and sexually charged romances were a byword in their day.
Goad, Jim21James Thaddeus "Jim" Goad (born 1961-06-12) is an American author and publisher noted for the controversy surrounding his (now defunct) magazine ANSWER Me!.
Godard, Jean-Luc13Jean-Luc Godard (born 3 December 1930 in Paris, France) is a French film director, whose works include the films Alphaville, À bout de souffle, Une Femme est une femme, Vivre sa vie, Bande à part, Tout va bien and many more.
Godbout, Adélard2Adélard Godbout (24 September 1892 – 18 September 1956) was a Quebec agriculturalist and politician. He served as Premier of Quebec briefly in 1936, and again from 1939 to 1944. He was also leader of the Parti libéral du Québec.
Gödel, Kurt11Kurt Gödel (28 April 1906 – 14 January 1978) was a logician, mathematician, and philosopher of mathematics.
Godin, Seth3Seth Godin (born July 10, 1960) is an American author and speaker on business issues.
Godwin, Earl of Wessex1Godwin, Earl of Wessex (c.1001 – 15 April 1053) was one of the most powerful lords in England under the Danish king Canute the Great and his successors.
Godwin, Mike5Michael Wayne Godwin (born October 26, 1956) is an American attorney and author. He was the first staff counsel of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and was general counsel for the Wikimedia Foundation between July 2007 and October 2010.
Godwin, William10William Godwin (March 3 1756 – April 7 1836) was a leader of the English Jacobin movement, a political philosopher, educationalist, novelist, historian and biographer. He was the husband of Mary Wollstonecraft, father of Mary Shelley and father-in-law of Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Goebbels, Joseph72Paul Joseph Goebbels (29 October 1897 – 1 May 1945) was Adolf Hitler's Propaganda Minister in Nazi Germany. He also served as Chancellor for one day, following Hitler's death. He was known for his zealous and energetic oratory and virulent anti-Semitism.
Goebbels, Magda2Johanna Maria Magdalena "Magda" Goebbels (11 November 1901 – 1 May 1945) was the wife of Joseph Goebbels, propaganda minister of Nazi Germany, and a close associate of Adolf Hitler. On May 1, 1945, she and her husband killed their six children, and then committed suicide.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von164Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German novelist, dramatist, poet, humanist, scientist, philosopher, and for ten years chief minister of state at Weimar.
Goetz, Bernhard1Bernhard Hugo Goetz (born November 7, 1947) is an American best known for shooting four young black men who tried to mug him on a New York City Subway train in December 1984, resulting in his conviction for illegal possession of a firearm.
Goffman, Erving10Erving Goffman (June 11, 1922 – November 19, 1982) was a Canadian born American sociologist and writer.
Gogh, Vincent van56Vincent van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch painter, generally considered one of the greatest painters in European art history.
Gogol, Nikolai29Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol (Russian: Никола́й Васи́льевич Го́голь) (1 April 1809 – 4 March 1852) was a Ukrainian-born Russian writer, whose best known work is perhaps Dead Souls, seen by many as the first "modern" Russian novel.
Goh, Chok Tong1Goh Chok Tong (born 20 May 1941) was the second Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore from November 28, 1990 to August 12, 2004. He is currently Senior Minister of Singapore, and has been the secretary-general of the People's Action Party since 1992. He is also the chairman of the central bank of Singapore, the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
Gohar Shahi, Riaz Ahmed8Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi (ریاض احمدگوھر شاہی) (born 25 November 1941) is a Pakistani author, spiritual leader and founder of the Messiah Foundation International.
Gold, Julie5Julie Gold (born 3 February 1956) is a New York singer-songwriter.
Gold, Thomas1Thomas Gold (22 May 1920 – 22 June 2004) was an Austrian-born British astrophysicist and cosmologist.
Goldberg, Bernard6Bernard Goldberg (born 1945) is an American writer, journalist, and political commentator.
Goldberg, Whoopi5Whoopi Goldberg (born Caryn Elaine Johnson on November 13, 1955) is an American comedian, actress, author, political activist, and talk show host. She was also the executive producer and center square of the 1998–2004 version of Hollywood Squares.
Goldblum, Jeff1Jeff Goldblum (born October 22, 1952) is an American actor.
Golden, Christopher11Christopher Golden (born July 15, 1967) is an American author of horror, fantasy, and suspense novels for adults, teens, and young readers.
Goldhaber, Maurice1Maurice Goldhaber (born April 18, 1911, in Lemberg) is an Austrian-American physicist, who established together with Chadwick, while working in 1934 at the Cavendish Laboratory, that the neutron isn't a compound of electron and proton. In 1957, together with Lee Grodzins and Andrew Sunyar, he established that neutrinos have negative helicity.
Goldhagen, Daniel Jonah1Daniel Jonah Goldhagen (born June 30, 1959) is an American political scientist best known for his book, Hitler's Willing Executioners.
Goldie1Clifford Price, better known as Goldie (born Spetember 19, 1965, in Wolverhampton) is a British electronic music artist, disc jockey, and actor.
Golding, William29Sir William Golding (19 September 1911 – 19 June 1993) was an English novelist and poet. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1983.
Goldman, Emma56Emma Goldman (27 June 1869 – 14 May 1940) was a Russian writer, feminist, anarchist, atheist and a close associate of Alexander Berkman.
Goldmsith, Jerry7Jerrald King Goldsmith (February 10, 1929 – July 21, 2004) was an American film score composer from Los Angeles, California. Goldsmith was nominated for eighteen Academy Awards (winning only one, for The Omen), and also won five Emmy Awards.
Goldoni, Carlo8Carlo Osvaldo Goldoni (25 February 1707 – 6 February 1793) was an Italian playwright and librettist from the Republic of Venice. His works include some of Italy's most famous and best-loved plays.
Goldratt, Eliyahu M.9Eliyahu Moshe Goldratt (March 31, 1947 – June 11, 2011) was an Israeli physicist who became a business management guru
Goldsmith, James1Sir James Michael "Jimmy" Goldsmith (26 February 1933 – 18 July 1997) was an Anglo-French billionaire financier and tycoon. Towards the end of his life, he became a magazine publisher and a politician.
Goldsmith, Oliver131Oliver Goldsmith (10 November 1730 (or 1728) – 4 April 1774) was an Irish novelist, playwright, poet and physician.
Goldstein, Joseph2Joseph Goldstein (born 1944) is one of the first American vipassana teachers, co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS), contemporary author of numerous popular books on Buddhism, resident guiding teacher at IMS, and leader of retreats worldwide on insight (vipassana) and lovingkindness (metta) meditation.
Goldstein,Adam16Adam Michael Goldstein (March 30, 1973 – August 28, 2009) was an American club DJ better known as DJ AM. Goldstein was a former member of the rock band Crazy Town, and scratched on albums for Papa Roach, Madonna, and Will Smith, among others.
Goldwater, Barry33Barry Morris Goldwater (January 1 1909 – May 29 1998) was an American politician. He was a U.S. Senator from Arizona, and the Republican Party's nominee for President in the 1964 election.
Goldwyn, Samuel12Samuel Goldwyn (born Szmuel Gelbfisz (c. July 1879 – January 31, 1974), also known as Samuel Goldfish, was an American film producer. He was most well known for being the founding contributor and executive of several motion picture studios in Hollywood.
Goleman, Daniel9Daniel Jay Goleman (born March 7, 1946) is an American author, psychologist, and science journalist. For twelve years, he wrote for The New York Times, specializing in psychology and brain sciences. He is the author of more than 10 books on psychology, education, science, ecological crisis, and leadership.
Golikov, Filipp4Filipp Ivanovich Golikov (July 30, 1900 – July 29, 1980) was a Soviet military commander, promoted Marshal of the Soviet Union in 1961. Golikov saw service during the Russian Civil War. Immediately before the outbreak of the Great Patriotic War, he was in charge of the Soviet Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) (1940–41), personally leading Soviet military missions in Great Britain and United States. During the World War II, he commanded the Bryansk Front (1942) and Voronezh Front (1942–43), before being appointed Assistant Minister of Defense (April 1943), at which post he was responsible for the repatriation of Soviet citizens. The war over, he held various offices in the Ministry of Defense.
Golola, Moses9Moses Golola (Born 22 May 1980) is a Ugandan kickboxer and actor who demonstrated the power of personal branding with his loud, verbose and hilarious speech. He successfully marketed the sport in Uganda and later became the East and Central Africa Kickboxing Champion among other triumphs.
Golwalkar, Madhav Sadashiv4Madhavrao Sadashivrao Golwalkar (February 19, 1906 – June 5, 1973), popularly known as "Guruji", was the second "Sarsanghchalak" (supreme chief) of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.
Gomatam, Ravi12Ravi Veeraraghavan Gomatam (born January 1950, in Chennai, India) is the Director of the Bhaktivedanta Institute (Berkeley and Mumbai) and the newly formed Institute for Semantic Information Sciences and Technology (Berkeley and Mumbai). He is also Adjunct Professor at Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani, Rajasthan, India.
Gombrich, Ernst16Sir Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich, OM, CBE (30 March 1909 – 3 November 2001) was an Austrian-born art historian who became a naturalized British citizen in 1947, and spent most of his working life in the United Kingdom. He was the author of many works of cultural history and art history, including The Story of Art, a book widely regarded as one of the most accessible introductions to the visual arts.
Gomes,Francisco Luís20Francisco Luís Gomes (31 May 1829 – 30 September 1869) was an Indo-Portuguese statesman and writer from Goa.
Gompers, Samuel12Samuel Gompers (27 January 1850 – 13 December 1924), sometimes known as "Samuel L. Gompers", although he had no middle name, was a British-born American labor union leader and a key figure in American labor history.
Goncourt brothers9The brothers Edmond Louis Antoine Huot de Goncourt (May 26 1822 – July 16 1896) and Jules Alfred Huot de Goncourt (December 17 1830 – June 20 1870) were French writers who, in a lifelong collaboration, produced a number of histories, novels and works of art criticism. They are now chiefly famous for their Journals, kept from 1851 to 1895.
Góngora, Luis de6Luis de Góngora y Argote (July 11 1561 – May 24 1627) was a Spanish Baroque lyric poet and playwright.
Gonzales, Alberto18Alberto R. Gonzales (born August 4, 1955) was the 80th Attorney General of the United States, becoming the first Hispanic to serve in the position. He formerly served under U.S. President George W. Bush as White House Counsel. He announced his resignation as Attorney General on 27 August 2007.
Gonzalez, Raul13Raúl González Blanco (born June 27, 1977), usually referred to simply as Raúl, is a spanish football player who currently plays for Schalke 04.
Good, Irving John2Irving John Good (born 1916-12-09) is a British statistician who worked also as a cryptographer at Bletchley Park. In his publications he is called I. J. Good.
Good, Matthew15Matthew Good (born 29 June 1971) is a Canadian songwriter and performer.
Goodale, Dora Read6Dora Read Goodale (1866–1915) was an American poet along with her sister of Elaine Goodale Eastman. The sisters published their first poetry as children still living at home, and were included in Edmund Clarence Stedman's classic An American Anthology (1900).
Goodall, Howard1Howard Lindsay Goodall CBE (born 26 May 1958) is a musician, composer and television presenter.
Goodall, Jane33Jane Goodall DBE (born 3 April 1934) is an English UN Messenger of Peace, primatologist, ethologist, and anthropologist. She is best-known for her study of chimpanzee social and family life in Gombe Stream National Park for 45 years, and for founding the Jane Goodall Institute.
Goodell, Henry H.2Henry Hill Goodell (May 20, 1839 – April 23, 1905) was a professor of English and history, a lieutenant during the American Civil War, and one of the founders of the Massachusetts Agricultural College (presently known as the University of Massachusetts Amherst), where he served asthe first director of the Hatch Experimental Station, the first college librarian and ultimately its library founder, and went on to become the seventh and longest-serving president of the institution's history.
Goodenough, Ursula51Ursula Goodenough (born 16 March 1943) is a professor of Biology and a leading proponent of Religious Naturalism and the epic of evolution.
Goodkind, Terry11Terry Goodkind (born 1948) is an American fantasy author.
Goodman, Amy6Amy Goodman (born April 13, 1957) is an American broadcast journalist and author.
Goodman, Ellen21Ellen Goodman (born Ellen Holtz on 11 April 1941) is an American journalist and Pulitzer prize winner for Distinguished Commentary (1980).
Goodman, George24George Jerome Waldo Goodman (born August 10, 1930, in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American author and economics broadcast commentator, best known by his pseudonym Adam Smith (which was assigned by Clay Felker at New York Magazine in order to keep his published articles about Wall Street anonymous). He also writes fiction under the name "George Goodman."
Goodman, John2John Stephen Goodman (born June 20, 1952) is an American theatre, film and television actor, voice artist, and comedian. Early in his career, he was best known for playing Dan Conner on the television series Roseanne (1988–1997), for which he won a Best Actor Golden Globe Award in 1993. He is also a regular collaborator with the Coen brothers on such films as Raising Arizona (1987), Barton Fink (1991), The Big Lebowski (1998), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013).
Goodman, Paul44Paul Goodman (September 9, 1911 – August 2, 1972) was an American writer, poet, public intellectual. He is mainly remembered as the author of Growing Up Absurd and as an activist on the pacifist Left.
Goodwin, Thomas1Thomas Goodwin (5 October 1600 – 23 February 1680), known as "the Elder", was an English Puritan theologian and preacher, and an important leader of religious Independents. He served as chaplain to Oliver Cromwell, and was imposed by Parliament as President of Magdalen College, Oxford in 1650.
Gopal Krishna Gokhale11Gopal Krishna Gokhale (May 9, 1866 – February 19, 1915) was a “Liberal Reformer” who primarily promoted independence from the British Empire in India. He is considered one of the founding social and political leaders during the Indian Independence Movement. Gokhale was a senior leader of the Indian National Congress and founder of the Servants of India Society. He adopted two principles -non-violence and reform within existing government institutions - to achieve his objectives. He was known by the honorable sobriquet "Servant of India".
Gorbachev, Mikhail44Mikhail Gorbachev (Russian: Михаи́л Серге́евич Горбачёв, IPA: gərbəˈtɕof, commonly anglicized as Gorbachev; born 2 March 1931) was leader of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991. His attempts at reform helped to end the Cold War, but also ended the political supremacy of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) and dissolved the Soviet Union. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990.
Gordimer, Nadine49Nadine Gordimer (20 November 1923 – 13 July 2014) is a South African Jewish novelist and writer, winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize in literature and 1974 Booker Prize.
Gordis, Robert4Robert Gordis (February 6, 1908– 1992) was an American rabbi. He was a professor at the Jewish Theological Seminary from 1940 to 1992.
Gordon B. Hinckley31Gordon Bitner Hinckley (June 23, 1910 – January 27, 2008) was President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from March 12, 1995 until his death.
Gordon-Levitt, Joseph22Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt (born February 17, 1981, in Los Angeles, California) is an American actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and editor.
Gordon, Adam Lindsay1Adam Lindsay Gordon (October 19, 1833 – 24 June 1870) was an Australian poet, jockey and politician.
Gordon, Adoniram Judson3Adoniram Judson Gordon (1836–1895) was an American Baptist preacher, writer, composer, and founder of Gordon College.
Gore, Albert Arnold, Jr.115Albert Arnold Gore, Jr. (born 31 March 1948) is an American politician and social activist. The son of Albert Gore and the husband of Tipper Gore, he was the 45th Vice President of the United States of America and winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, which he shared with the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Göring, Hermann44Reichsmarschall Hermann Wilhelm Göring also rendered as Goering (12 January 1893 – 15 October 1946) was a German politician, military leader, and leading member of the Nazi party. He was founder of the Gestapo, and Head of the Luftwaffe.
Gorky, Arshile13Vostanik Manoog Adoyan (April 15, 1904 – July 21, 1948), better known as Arshile Gorky, was an American abstract expressionist painter of Armenian descent, living and working in New York, where he was later strongly involved with American Surrealism. He was a very close friend of Willem de Kooning who respected him as a teacher in painting.
Gorky, Maxim8Aleksei Maksimovich Peshkov Алексей Максимович Пешков (28 March 1868 16 March O.S. - 14 June 1936), known primarily by his pen name, Maxim Gorky Максим Горький, was a Russian writer and political activist.
Gorman, Dave1David James Gorman (born 2 March 1971 in Stafford, Staffordshire) is an English author, humorist, filmmaker and radio presenter. He performs comedy shows on stage in which he tells stories of extreme adventures and presents the evidence to the audience in order to prove to them that, unlike in most other stage presentations, they are true stories. He was a stand-up comedian before he became famous for Are You Dave Gorman? and then took a break from normal stand-up. He returned to doing stand-up in 2008.
Gorn, Saul12Saul Gorn (10 November 1912 – 22 February 1992) was a pioneer in computer and information science who was a member of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania for more than 30 years. The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) presented him its Distinguished Service Award for 1974.
Gorniak, Edyta1Edyta Górniak (born November 14, 1972, in Ziębice, Poland) is one of the most popular female singers in the history of Polish pop music.
Görres, Ida Friederike54Ida Friederike Görres (2 December 1901, Schloss Ronsperg – 15 May 1971, Frankfurt am Main) was a writer. She was born into a remarkable Austro-Hungarian family, the daughter of Count Heinrich Coudenhove-Kalergi, and one of the seven children born to the Japanese lady whom he married when a diplomat in Tokyo at the end of the nineteenth century. After her father's early death, she was brought up in his Bohemian home,Schloss Ronsperg in accordance with the Anglophile ideas of the time and , in view of the fact that her mother was an invalid, doubly in the hands of nurses and governesses.
Goshen-Gottstein, Moshe5Moshe Goshen-Gottstein (1925–1991) was professor of Semitic linguistics and Biblical philology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Gosse, Edmund3Edmund William Gosse (21 September 1849 – 16 May 1928) was an English poet, author and critic.
Gottfried von Strassburg7Gottfried von Strassburg (died c. 1210) was a German poet known mainly for his unfinished Tristan, a romance based on the Tristan of Thomas of Britain. Gottfried's poem was the main literary source of Wagner's opera Tristan und Isolde.
Gottlieb,Adolph24Adolph Gottlieb (March 14, 1903 – March 4, 1974) was an American abstract expressionist painter and sculptor.
Goudsmit, Samuel1Samuel Abraham Goudsmit (July 11, 1902 – December 4, 1978) was a Dutch-American physicist famous for jointly proposing the concept of electron spin with George Eugene Uhlenbeck in 1925.
Gough, John7John Bartholomew Gough (August 22, 1817 – February 18, 1886) was a United States temperance orator.
Goulart, Izabel1Izabel Goulart (born October 23, 1984) is a Brazilian supermodel. She is best known as one of Victoria's Secret Angels.
Gould, Dana3Dana Gould (born 24 August 1964) is an American stand-up comedian.
Gould, Glenn13Glenn Herbert Gould (25 September 1932 – 4 October 1982) was a Canadian pianist, noted especially for his recordings of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. He gave up concert performances in 1964, dedicating himself to the recording studio for the rest of his career, and performances for television and radio.
Gould, Hannah Flagg5Hannah Flagg Gould (September 3, 1789 – September 5 1865) was a poet, born in Lancaster, Massachusetts. Flagg began writing poetry in her Thirties.
Gould, Jay18Jason "Jay" Gould (May 27, 1836 – December 2, 1892) was an American financier and railroad developer.
Gould, Stephen Jay261Stephen Jay Gould (September 10, 1941 – May 20, 2002) was an American geologist, paleontologist, evolutionary biologist and popular-science author, who spent most of his career teaching at Harvard University and working at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. He was one of the most influential and widely read writers of popular science of his generation.
Goulding, Ellie3Ellie Goulding (born 30 December 1986) is a British singer-songwriter.
Gourmont, Remy de15Remy de Gourmont (April 4, 1858 – September 27, 1915) was a French Symbolist poet, novelist, and influential critic.
Govorov, Leonid3Leonid Aleksandrovich Govorov (February 22, 1897 – March 19, 1955), Soviet military commander, was appointed as instructor in tactics at the Dzerzhinskiy Artillery Academy in 1938. At one point he was dismissed from his position and threatened with arrest, but the intervention of Marshal Kliment Voroshilov and Soviet head of state Mikhail Kalinin saved him. When Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941, Govorov was appointed Director of Artillery on the Western Front, in eastern Poland and Belarus. In June 1944, during the liberation of the Northern Leningrad region and subsequent invasion of Finland he was promoted to the rank of Marshal of the Soviet Union. Leonid Govorov was awarded the title of the Hero of the Soviet Union on January 27 of 1945. He died from chronic heart disease in March 1955.
Gowda, H. D. Deve19H. D. Deve Gowda born Haradanahalli Doddegowda Deve Gowda (May 18, 1933) was the twelfth Prime Minister of India (1996–1997) and the 14th Chief minister of the state of Karnataka (1994–1996). He is an influential leader of the Vokkaliga community and is popularly known as Mannina maga (Son of the soil) for espousing the cause of the farmers.
Gower, John13John Gower (c. 1330 – 1408) was an English poet who wrote in English, French and Latin. His most famous work is the Confessio Amantis.
Goya, Francisco1Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (30 March 1746 – 16 April 1828) was a Spanish painter and printmaker. He was a court painter to the Spanish Crown and a chronicler of history. Goya has been regarded both as the last of the old masters and as the first of the moderns. The subversive and subjective element in his art as well as his bold handling of paint provided a model for the work of later generations of artists, notably Édouard Manet and Pablo Picasso.
Grace, Carol1Carol Grace (September 11, 1924 – July 20, 2003) was an American actress and author; she was usually referred to as either Carol Marcus, Carol Marcus Saroyan or Carol Matthau. (Her stepfather was Charles Marcus; she was married to both William Saroyan and Walter Matthau.
Grace, Nancy6Nancy Grace (born October 23, 1958, in Macon, Georgia) is a victims' rights advocate and former prosecutor who is the host of a self-titled CNN Headline News show. She also anchors Court TV's "Closing Arguments" and has co-authored the book Objection! -- How High-Priced Defense Attorneys, Celebrity Defendants, and a 24/7 Media Have Hijacked Our Criminal Justice System.
Grachev, Pavel4Pavel Grachev is a Russian general and former Defence Minister of the Russian Federation.
Gracian, Baltasar27Baltasar Gracián y Morales (January 8, 1601 – December 6, 1658), most widely known as Baltasar Gracián, was a Spanish Jesuit author regarded as one of the most accomplished prose stylists of the Baroque era.
Grade, Lew1Lew Grade, Baron Grade of Elstree, Kt, O.St.J., [email protected] (25 December 1906 – 13 December 1998), born Lovat or Lev (Louis) Winogradsky was a Ukrainian-born British media proprietor and impresario.
Graeber, David42David Rolfe Graeber (born 12 February 1961) is an American anthropologist and anarchist who is Reader in Social Anthropology at Goldsmiths. In addition to his academic work, Graeber has a history of both direct and indirect involvement in political activism, including membership in the labor union Industrial Workers of the World, a role in protests against the World Economic Forum in New York City in 2002, and support for the 2010 UK student protests movement. He is co-founder of the Anti-Capitalist Convergence.
Graffin, Greg2Gregory Walter Graffin (born November 6, 1964) is an American punk rock musician, college professor, and author. He is most recognized as the lead vocalist and as a songwriter of the noted Los Angeles band Bad Religion. Graffin obtained his Ph.D. at Cornell University and has lectured courses in life sciences and paleontology at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Grafton, Richard3Richard Grafton (c. 1511 – 1572) was King's Printer under Henry VIII and Edward VI. He was a member of the Grocers' Company and MP for Coventry elected 1562-63
Grafton, Sue5Sue Taylor Grafton (born April 24, 1940) is a contemporary American author of detective novels.
Graham, "Superstar" Billy9"Superstar" Billy Graham is the ring name of Eldridge Wayne Coleman (born June 7, 1943, in Paradise Valley, Arizona), an American professional wrestler who rose to fame in the World Wide Wrestling Federation in the 1970s.
Graham, Benjamin74Benjamin Graham (May 9, 1894 – September 21, 1976) was an influential economist and professional investor. Graham is considered the first proponent of Value Investing. Well known disciples (students and teaching assistants) of Graham include Warren Buffett, William J. Ruane, Irving Kahn, Walter J. Schloss, and Charles Brandes. Buffett, who credits Graham as grounding him with a sound intellectual investment framework, described him as the second most influential person in his life after his own father. In fact, Graham had such an overwhelming influence on his students that two of them, Buffett and Kahn, named their sons, Howard Graham Buffett and Thomas Graham Kahn, after him.
Graham, Billy8William Franklin Graham, Jr. (born November 7, 1918), better known as Billy Graham, is an Evangelical Christian and an evangelist.
Graham, Clementina Stirling1Clementina Stirling Graham (1782–1877), of Duntrune, was a Scottish hostess and author, known for her Mystifications.
Graham, George6George Graham (born November 30, 1944, in Bargeddie, Lanarkshire) is a Scottish former football player and manager.
Graham, Gerrit1Gerrit Graham (born November 27, 1949) is an American actor and writer.
Graham, Harry (poet)3Jocelyn Henry Clive "Harry" Graham (23 December 1874 – 30 October 1936) was an English writer. He was a successful journalist and later, after distinguished military service, a leading lyricist for operettas and musical comedies. He is now best remembered as a writer of humorous verse in the tradition of grotesquerie and black humour, exemplified by the verses of W. S. Gilbert and Hilaire Belloc, in his "Ruthless Rhymes."
Graham, Katharine1Katharine Meyer Graham (June 16, 1917 – July 17, 2001) was an American publisher. She led her family's newspaper, The Washington Post, for more than two decades, overseeing its most famous period, the Watergate coverage that eventually led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Her memoir, Personal History, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1998.
Graham, Lauren2Lauren Helen Graham (born March 16, 1967) is a Golden Globe-nominated American actress. She is perhaps best known for her starring role as Lorelai Gilmore on Gilmore Girls.
Graham, Lindsey13Lindsey Olin Graham (born July 9, 1955) is an American politician from South Carolina. A member of the Republican Party, he is the senior United States Senator from that state as of 2007. He serves on the Armed Services and Judiciary Committees.
Graham, Martha30Martha Graham (May 11, 1894 – April 1, 1991) was an American dancer and choreographer regarded as one of the foremost pioneers of modern dance, and is widely considered one of the greatest artists of the 20th century.
Graham, Stedman3Stedman Graham (born March 6, 1951) is an American educator, author, businessman and speaker, who has also served in the United States Army, although he is primarily known as the partner of media mogul Oprah Winfrey.
Graham, W. S.1William Sydney Graham (19 November 1918 – 9 January 1986) was a Scottish poet who is often associated with Dylan Thomas and the neo-romantic group of poets.
Grahame, Kenneth71Kenneth Grahame (8 March 1859 – 6 July 1932) was a British writer most famous for The Wind in the Willows (1908), one of the classics of children's literature. He also wrote The Reluctant Dragon, which was later adapted into a Disney movie.
Grahame, Margot2Margot Grahame (20 February 1911 – 1 January 1982) was an English actress.
Grammer, Kelsey2Allen Kelsey Grammer (born 21 February 1955) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, producer, director, writer and singer.
Gramsci, Antonio22Antonio Gramsci (23 January 1891 – 27 April 1937) was an Italian writer, politician and political theorist. A founding member and onetime leader of the Communist Party of Italy, he was imprisoned by Mussolini's Fascist regime.
Grandin, Temple2Temple Grandin (born August 29, 1947, in Boston, Massachusetts) is a professor at Colorado State University and a professional designer of humane slaughterhouses.
Grandmaster Flash3Joseph "Biggie Grand" Saddler (born 1 January 1958), better known as Grandmaster Flash, is an American hip hop musician and DJ.
Grant, Amy4Amy Lee Grant (born 25 November 1960) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, author, media personality and actress, most famous as a performer of Christian music. She has won six Grammy Awards, 25 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, and had the first Christian album ever to go Platinum.
Grant, Carson8Carson Grant (born December 17, 1950) is an American actor and artist.
Grant, Cary17Cary Grant (18 January 1904 – 29 November 1986), born Archibald Alexander Leach, was an English stage and Hollywood film actor who became an American citizen in 1942. With his distinctive Mid-Atlantic accent, he was noted as perhaps the foremost exemplar of the debonair leading man, not only handsome, but also witty and charming. He was named the second Greatest Male Star of All Time of American cinema by the American Film Institute.
Grant, Heber J.5Heber Jeddy Grant (November 22, 1856 – May 14, 1945) was the seventh president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).
Grant, Madison25Madison Grant (November 19, 1865 – May 30, 1937) was an American lawyer, historian and anthropologist.
Grant, Ulysses S.179Ulysses S. Grant (27 April 1822 – 23 July 1885), born as Hiram Ulysses Grant, was the 18th President of the United States of America, from 1869 to 1877. As the Commanding General of the U.S. Army, Grant worked closely with U.S. President Abraham Lincoln to lead the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy in the American Civil War. He implemented Congressional Reconstruction, often at odds with Lincoln's successor, Andrew Johnson. Twice elected to the presidency, Grant led the Republicans in their effort to remove the vestiges of Confederate nationalism and slavery, protect the citizenship of African-Americans, and support U.S. economic prosperity.
Grass, Günter4Günter Wilhelm Grass (born 16 October 1927 – 13 April 2015) was a German novelist, poet, playwright, illustrator, graphic artist, sculptor and recipient of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature. He was widely regarded as Germany's most famous recently living writer.
Grassi, Ernesto10Ernesto Grassi (May 2, 1902 – December 22, 1991) was an Italian philosopher.
Grassley, Chuck2Charles Ernest "Chuck" Grassley (born September 17, 1933) is the senior United States Senator from Iowa. He is a member of the Republican Party and has served in the Senate since 1981. He was chairman of the Finance Committee from January to June 2001 and from January 2003 to December 2006; currently, he is the committee's Ranking Member.
Grattan-Guiness, Ivor10Ivor Grattan-Guinness (born 23 June 1941) is an English historian of mathematics and logic.
Graves, Alfred Perceval2Alfred Perceval Graves (22 July 1846 – 27 December 1931) was an Irish poet and songwriter; he was the father of Robert Graves.
Graves, Robert102Robert Ranke Graves (24 July 1895 – 7 December 1985) was a prolific English poet, scholar and novelist. He is most famous for his autobiographical work Goodbye to All That, and works on classical themes and mythology, such as I, Claudius, The Greek Myths and The White Goddess. His father was Alfred Perceval Graves.
Gray, Alasdair6Alasdair James Gray (born 28 December 1934) is an award-winning Scottish writer and artist.
Gray, Andy4Andrew Mullen Gray (born November 30, 1955, in Glasgow) was a Scottish football player and is now a football pundit for Sky Sports.
Gray, Elisha7Elisha Gray (2 August 1835 – 21 January 1901) was an American electrical engineer who co-founded the Western Electric Manufacturing Company. Gray is best known for his development of a telephone prototype in 1876 in Highland Park, Illinois. He is considered by some to be the true inventor of the variable resistance telephone, despite losing out to Alexander Graham Bell for the telephone patent. Others consider him the independent inventor ot the telephone, along with Bell. Gray is also considered to be the father of the modern music synthesizer, and was granted over 70 patents for his inventions.
Gray, John N.74John N. Gray (born 17 April 1948) is a British political philosopher and author.
Gray, Macy6Macy Gray (born Natalie Renee McIntyre on September 6 1967) is an American rhythm and blues, soul and neo soul singer, songwriter, record producer and actress, famed for her raspy voice and a singing style heavily influenced by Billie Holiday and Betty Davis.
Gray, Spalding1Spalding Rockwell Gray (June 5, 1941 – ca. January 11, 2004) was an American actor and writer, primarily known for the autobiographical monologues that he wrote and performed for the theater in the 1980s and 1990s.
Gray, Theodore5Theodore W. "Theo" Gray (born November 18, 1964) is a co-founder of Wolfram Research, prominent science author, and co-founder of app developer Touch Press.
Gray, Thomas83Thomas Gray (December 26, 1716 – July 30, 1771) was an English poet, classical scholar, and professor of history at Cambridge University.
Grayson, Kathryn2Kathryn Grayson (February 9, 1922 – February 17, 2010) was an American actress and operatic soprano singer.
Graziani, Rodolfo5Rodolfo Graziani (August 11, 1882 – January 11, 1955) was an Italian military officer who led expeditions in Africa before and during World War II. He became commander after the death of Italo Balbo. He resigned his commission in 1941 after being defeated by the British in Operation Compass. He was the only one of the Italian marshals to remain loyal to Mussolini after Dino Grandi's Grand Council of Fascism coup, and was appointed Minister of Defence of the Italian Social Republic. In 1950, a military tribunal sentenced Graziani to prison for a term of 19 years as punishment for his collaboration with the Nazis, but he was released after serving only a few months of the sentence. He died in Rome a few years later.
Grechko, Andrei6Andrei Antonovich Grechko (October 17, 1903 – April 26, 1976) was a Soviet general, Marshal of the Soviet Union, and Minister of Defense. After the war, Grechko was the Commander in Chief of Kiev Military District, until 1953. On April 12, 1967, Grechko was made the Minister of Defense, taking over for Rodion Malinovsky. Grechko served in this capacity until his death in 1976. Grechko was an active member in the Communist Party, and was a member of the Politburo. As Minister of Defense, Grechko helped modernize the Soviet Army, and was greatly responsible for maintaining the strength of the Soviet state. The urn containing his ashes is buried by the Kremlin Wall Necropolis.
Greely, Horace17Horace Greeley (February 3, 1811 – November 29, 1872) was an American editor of a leading newspaper, New York Tribune, a founder of the Liberal Republican Party, a reformer and a politician.
Green, Cecil Howard1Cecil Howard Green (August 6, 1900 – April 11, 2003) was a British-born American geophysicist, founder of Texas Instruments. With his wife Ida Green, he was a philanthropist who helped found several universities.
Green, Dennis1Dennis "Denny" Green (born February 17, 1949) is a former American football head coach. During his professional career, Green coached the Arizona Cardinals and Minnesota Vikings.
Green, George2George Green (July 14, 1793 – May 31, 1841) was a British mathematician and physicist, who wrote An Essay on the Application of Mathematical Analysis to the Theories of Electricity and Magnetism (Green, 1828).1 The essay introduced several important concepts, among them a theorem similar to modern Green's theorem, the idea of potential functions as currently used in physics, and the concept of what are now called Green's functions.
Green, Hank17William Henry "Hank" Green II (born May 5, 1980, in Birmingham, Alabama) is a professional blogger and the founder of the environmental technology blog EcoGeek. He is also a singer/songwriter, as well as the co-owner of DFTBA Records. Hank Green has achieved Internet fame through his day-to-day YouTube video blogs (or Vlog), known as the Brotherhood 2.0 Project, along with his brother, author John Green, and with their shared Vlogbrothers channel, which is currently the 90th most subscribed YouTube channel of all time. He is a really cool singer.
Green, John (author)94John Green (born 24 August 1977) is an award winning American author of young adult fiction, who has appeared on the New York Times best sellers list several times. He also publishes a video blog with his brother Hank Green as "vlogbrothers". A massive community has popped up around the videos that the brothers call 'Nerdfighteria.' John lives with his wife and two kids in Indianapolis.
Green, Mark J.2Mark J. Green (born 15 March 1945) is an American author, former public official and politician.
Green, Matthew6Matthew Green (1696–1737) was a British poet born of Nonconformist parents.
Green, Peter4Peter Morris Green (born 22 December 1924) is a British classical scholar noted for his works on the Greco-Persian Wars, Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age of ancient history.
Greenaway, Peter274Peter Greenaway CBE (born 5 April 1942) is a Welsh-born English film director.
Greenberg, Clement14Clement Greenberg (January 16, 1909 – May 7, 1994) was an American art critic best known as a champion of Abstract Expressionism.
Greenberg, Irving1Irving Greenberg (born 1933), also known as Yitz Greenberg, is a Modern Orthodox rabbi Jewish-American scholar and author. He is known as a strong supporter of Israel and a promoter of greater understanding between Judaism and Christianity.
Greenburg, Dan1Dan Greenburg (born 20 June 1936) is an American author, screenwriter, humorist, journalist, and playwright.
Greene, Albert Gorton2Albert Gorton Greene (10 February 1802 – 3 January 1868) was an American judge and poet.
Greene, Brian6Brian Greene (born February 9, 1963) is a theoretical physicist and string theorist. He has become known to a wider audience through his books for the general public, The Elegant Universe, Icarus at the Edge of Time and The Fabric of the Cosmos, and a related PBS television special.
Greene, Graham88Henry Graham Greene, OM, CH (October 2, 1904 – April 3, 1991) was a prolific English novelist, playwright, short story writer, travel writer and critic whose works explore the ambivalent moral and political issues of the modern world.
Greene, Nathanael131Nathanael Greene (7 August 1742 – 19 June 1786) was an officer in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.
Greene, Robert10Robert Greene (probably baptised July 11, 1558, died September 3, 1592) was an English poet, dramatist, romance-writer and pamphleteer.
Greene, Robert1Robert Greene (born May 14, 1959, in Los Angeles) is an American author specializing in books about strategy, power and seduction. His first book was The 48 Laws of Power (1998), which became a best-seller with more than 1 million copies sold in the US.
Greenewalt, Crawford2Crawford Hallock Greenewalt (16 August 1902 – 28 September 1993) was an American chemical engineer who served as president of the DuPont Company from 1948 to 1962 and as board chairman from 1962 to 1967.
Greenspan, Alan54Alan Greenspan (born March 6, 1926) is an American economist who served as Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the United States from 1987 to 2006. He currently works as a private adviser and provides consulting for firms through his company, Greenspan Associates LLC. First appointed Federal Reserve chairman by President Ronald Reagan in August 1987, he was reappointed at successive four-year intervals until retiring on January 31, 2006 after the second-longest tenure in the position.
Greenwald, Glenn5Glenn Edward Greenwald (born 6 March 1967) is an American political journalist, lawyer, columnist, blogger, and author.
Greenwell, Dora1Dora Greenwell (1821–1882), born Dorothy Greenwell, was an English poet.
Greer, Germaine53Germaine Greer (born 29 January 1939) is an Australian author, academic, critic and journalist.
Greer, Steven M.25Dr. Steven M. Greer (June 28, 1955) is an emergency and trauma physician Lord, Mary (April 14, 1997), The Unending Search for UFOs, publisher: U.S. News & World Report, retrieved: 2007-05-12, a former chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Caldwell Memorial Hospital in Lenoir, North Carolina, and a lifetime member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Greer, Steven (1999), Extraterrestrial Contact: The Evidence and Implications, chapter: About Steven M. Greer, M.D., pages: 525, place: USA, publisher: Cataloging-in-Publication (Quality Books, Inc.), ISBN: 978-0-96-732380-0
Gregory I5Gregory I (or Gregory the Great; ca. 540 – March 12, 604) was Pope from September 3, 590 until his death.
Gregory of Nyssa13Gregory of Nyssa (c. 335 – c. 395), also known as "Gregory Nyssen", was bishop of Nyssa from 372 to 376 and from 378 until his death. He is venerated as a saint in Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy, Lutheranism, and Anglicanism.
Gregory VII2Pope Gregory VII (c. 1015/1020/1028 – May 25, 1085), born Hildebrand of Sovana (Italian: Ildebrando da Soana), was Pope from April 22, 1073, until his death. One of the great reforming popes, he is perhaps best known for the part he played in the Investiture Controversy, his dispute with Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor affirming the primacy of the papal authority and the new canon law governing the election of the pope by the College of Cardinals. He was at the forefront of both evolutionary developments in the relationship between the emperor and the papacy during the years before becoming pope. He was beatified by Pope Gregory XIII in 1584, and canonized in 1728 by Pope Benedict XIII as Pope St. Gregory VII.
Gregory, Dick2Dick Gregory (born October 12, 1932) is a comedian and civil rights campaigner.
Gregory, Duncan Farquharson8Duncan Farquharson Gregory (13 April 1813 – 23 February 1844), a Scottish mathematician, and professor of medicine in the university of Edinburgh.
Greig, Tamsin12Tamsin Greig (born 12 July 1966) is a British actress, best known for appearing in Black Books and Green Wing.
Grellet, Stephen4Stephen Grellet (2 November 1773 – 16 November 1855) was a prominent Quaker missionary. Born Etienne de Grellet du Mabillier, son to a counsellor of King Louis XVI, at 17 he entered the Kings body-guard; during the French Revolution of 1792 he was sentenced to be executed, but escaped and eventually fled Europe to the United States in 1795, where in 1796, he joined the Religious Society of Friends.
Grenfell, Joyce8Joyce Irene Grenfell (née Phipps) (10 February 1910 – 30 November 1979) was an English film and television actress and comedienne.
Grenzfurthner, Johannes10Johannes Grenzfurthner (born 1975) is an Austrian artist, author, director, researcher. He founded the art and theory group monochrom.
Greville, Frances1Frances "Fanny" Greville (c 1724 – 1789) was an Irish poet and celebrity in Georgian England.
Greville, Fulke8Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, de jure 13th Baron Latimer and 5th Baron Willoughby de Broke (3 October 1554 – 30 September 1628), known before 1621 as Sir Fulke Greville, was a minor Elizabethan poet, dramatist, and statesman.
Grey, Alex1Alex Grey (born November 29, 1953, in Columbus) is an artist specializing in spiritual and psychedelic art that is sometimes associated with the New Age movement.
Grey, Charles Grey, 2nd Earl30Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, KG, PC (13 March 1764 – 17 July 1845), known as Viscount Howick between 1806 and 1807, was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 22 November 1830 to 16 July 1834. A member of the Whig Party, he backed significant reform of the British government and was among the primary architects of the Reform Act 1832. In addition to his political achievements, he famously gave his name to Earl Grey tea.
Grey, Edward, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon13Sir Edward Grey, 3rd Bt., 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon (25 April 1862 – 7 September 1933) was British Foreign Secretary from 1905 to 1916.
Grey, Zane5Pearl Zane Grey (31 January 1872 – 23 October 1939), usually known as Zane Grey, was an American author most famous for his popular adventure novels and stories that were a basis for the Western genre in literature and the arts which idealized the American frontier.
Grier, Rosey1Roosevelt "Rosey" Grier (born July 14, 1932, in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American actor, Christian minister, and former professional football player. He was a noteworthy college football player for Pennsylvania State University who earned a retrospective place in the National Collegiate Athletic Association 100th anniversary list of 100 most influential student athletes. As a professional player, Grier was a member of the original Fearsome Foursome of the Los Angeles Rams and played in the Pro Bowl twice.
Griffin, Eddie3Eddie Griffin (born July 15, 1968) is an American actor and comedian.
Griffin, Edward Dorr2Edward Dorr Griffin (6 January 1770 – 8 November 1837) was a Christian minister and an American educator who served as President of Williams College from 1821 to 1836 and served as the first pastor of Park Street Church from 1811 to 1815.
Griffin, G. Edward4G. Edward Griffin (born 7 November 1931) is an American film producer, author and conspiracy theory advocate.
Griffin, Gerald2Gerald Griffin (1803 – June 12, 1840) was an Irish novelist, poet and playwright.
Griffin, Jasper2Jasper Griffin (born 29 May 1937) was Professor of Classical Literature in the University of Oxford from 1992 until 2004.
Griffin, John Joseph3John Joseph Griffin (1802 – 9 June 1877) was an English chemist and publisher.
Griffin, Kathy76Kathleen "Kathy" Griffin (born November 4, 1960, in Oak Park, Illinois) is an Emmy-winning American stand-up comedian and actress. She has also been a voice actor and a red carpet commentator. Griffin has proclaimed herself a "D-list celebrity", and is currently starring on her own reality television series "Kathy Griffin - My Life on the D-List" for which she won an Emmy in both 2007 and 2008. Much of her stand-up humour is derived from her embellished encounters with notable celebrities.
Griffin, Kenneth11Kenneth C. Griffin (born 1968) is a billionaire hedge fund manager and founder of Citadel Investment Group.
Griffin, Nick12Nicholas John Griffin (born March 1, 1959) is a British politician, chairman of the British National Party (BNP) and Member of the European Parliament for North West England.
Griffith, Andy1Andy Samuel Griffith (June 1, 1926 – July 3, 2012) was an American actor, television producer, Grammy Award-winning Southern-gospel singer, and writer.
Griffiths, Richard3Richard Griffiths (July 30, 1947 – March 28, 2013) was a Tony-award winning English actor who has appeared on stage, film and television.
Grillparzer, Franz6Franz Seraphicus Grillparzer (January 15, 1791 – January 21, 1872) was an Austrian dramatic poet.
Grimaldi, Francesco Maria2Francesco Maria Grimaldi (April 2, 1618 – December 28, 1663) was an Italian mathematician and physicist who taught at the Jesuit college in Bologna. He was the first to make accurate observations on the diffraction of light.
Grimké, Francis J.3Francis James Grimké (1852–1937) was a black Christian minister and prominent activist who advocated for equal rights for African Americans. He was active in the Niagara Movement and helped found the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Grimké, Sarah23Sarah Moore Grimké (November 26, 1792 – December 23, 1873) was an abolitionist, attorney, judge, and feminist. Because she was barred from receiving a formal education, she educated herself.
Grimm, Brothers9The Brothers Grimm, Jakob Ludwig Karl Grimm (January 4 1785 – September 20 1863) and Wilhelm Karl Grimm (February 24 1786 – December 16 1859), were both giants in the field of Germanic philology, though they are best remembered by the general reading public for their Kinder- und Hausmärchen (Children's and Household Tales). This title is often, rather inaccurately, translated as Grimm's Fairy Tales. For the film of the same name see The Brothers Grimm (film).
Grimm, Michael Gerard9Michael Gerard Grimm (born 7 February 1970) is an American businessman and politician who represented New York in the United States Congress from 2011 to 2015. Grimm is a member of the Republican Party, and during his time in office was the only Republican to represent a significant portion of New York City. He is a former FBI agent, businessman, attorney, and U.S. Marine, having served in the Persian Gulf War.
Grimond, Jo12Joseph Grimond, Baron Grimond (29 July 1913 – 24 October 1993) was Leader of the Liberal Party from 1956 to 1967 and Acting Leader in 1976. He was the Member of Parliament for Orkney and Shetland constituency from 1950 to 1983.
Grimwood, Ken4Kenneth Milton Grimwood (February 27, 1944 – June 6, 2003) was an American author.
Grinker, Roy R.20Roy Richard Grinker Sr. (1900–1990) was an American neurologist and psychiatrist, and pioneer in American psychiatry.
Grisham, John2John Ray Grisham, Jr. (born February 8, 1955) is an American lawyer and author, best known for his popular legal thrillers.
Grissom, Gus1Virgil Ivan Grissom (3 April 1926 – 27 January 1967), more widely known as Gus Grissom, was one of the original NASA Project Mercury astronauts and a United States Air Force pilot. He was the second American to fly into space. Grissom was killed along with fellow astronauts Ed White and Roger Chaffee during a training exercise and pre-launch test for the Apollo 1 mission at the Kennedy Space Center. He was a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross and, posthumously, the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.
Griswold, Alfred Whitney7Alfred Whitney Griswold (27 October 1906 – 19 April 1963) was an American historian, and president of Yale University, 1950–1963.
Griswold, Erwin1Erwin Griswold (July 14, 1904 – November 19, 1994) was U.S. Solicitor General under President Lyndon B. Johnson, Dean of Harvard Law School, and President of the American Bar Foundation.
Groban, Josh20Joshua Winslow Groban (born February 27, 1981), commonly known as Josh Groban, is an American singer, known for his mature, dusky baritone voice. His musical style ranges from classical to pop.
Groening, Matt1Matt Groening (born February 15, 1954) American cartoonist; member of the Rock Bottom Remainders.
Groeschel, Craig56Craig Groeschel (born December 2, 1967) is an American author, speaker, and the founding and senior pastor of, a multi-campus church with over 80 weekly worship experiences in 13 locations. He, his wife, Amy, and their six children live in the Edmond, Oklahoma area where Life Church began in 1996. He is author of It – How Churches and Leaders Can Get It and Keep It, Chazown, Going All the Way, Confessions of a Pastor, and The Christian Atheist: Believing in God but Living as if He Doesn't Exist (released on March 30, 2010).
Grof, Stanislav10Stanislav Grof (born July 1, 1931, in Prague, Czechoslovakia) is one of the founders of the field of transpersonal psychology and a pioneering researcher into the use of altered states of consciousness for purposes of healing, growth, and insight.
Grohl, Dave4David Eric Grohl (born January 14, 1969) is an American rock musician and singer-songwriter best known as the current frontman of Foo Fighters and as the former drummer for Nirvana.
Gromyko, Andrei2Andrei Gromyko (18 July (O.S. 5 July) 1909 – 2 July 1989) was president of the Soviet Union.
Groo the Wanderer5Groo the Wanderer is a fantasy/comedy comic book series written and drawn by Sergio Aragonés, rewritten, coplotted and edited by Mark Evanier, lettered by Stan Sakai, and colored by Tom Luth. Groo was one of the first widely successful creator-owned comics, one of the few successful humorous comic books (outside Archie Comics) during its time, and one of the longest running collaborations in comic book history. Sergio Aragonés Domenech (born 1937) is a cartoonist and writer probably best-known for his contributions to Mad magazine.
Gropius, Walter5Walter Adolph Georg Gropius (May 18, 1883 – July 5, 1969) was a German architect and founder of the Bauhaus. Along with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier, he is widely regarded as one of the pioneering masters of modern architecture.
Grosseteste, Robert52Robert Grosseteste (c. 1175 – 1253) was an English statesman, scholastic philosopher, theologian, scientist, pastor, poet, educator and Bishop of Lincoln, Province of Canterbury, England. From about 1220 to 1235 he wrote a host of scientific treatises and was an early supporter of what was to become the scientific method. Roger Bacon expressed his indebtedness to the work of Grosseteste and A.C. Crombie describes him as "the real founder of the tradition of scientific thought in medieval Oxford..."
Grossman, Vasily14Vasily Semyonovich Grossman (December 12, 1905 – September 14, 1964) was a prominent Soviet-era writer and journalist.
Grossmith, George2George Grossmith (9 December 1847 – 1 March 1912) was an English comedian, writer, composer, actor, and singer.
Grosz, George2George Ehrenfried Grosz (26 July 1893 – 6 July 1959) was a German artist, known for his Dadaist and anti-Nazi works.
Grotius, Hugo3Hugo Grotius (Huig de Groot, or Hugo de Groot; Delft, 10 April 1583 – Rostock, 28 August 1645) worked as a jurist in the Dutch Republic and laid the foundations for international law, based on natural law. He was also a philosopher, Christian apologist, playwright, and poet.
Grove, Andy13Andrew Grove (born September 2, 1936) is a Hungarian-born American businessman, engineer, and author, known as former president, CEO, and chairman of the board of Intel Corporation.
Grover Cleveland31Stephen Grover Cleveland (18 March 1837 – 24 June 1908) was the 22nd (1885–1889) and 24th (1893–1897) President of the United States. He is the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms.
Grover, La Fayette1La Fayette Grover (November 29, 1823 – May 10, 1911) was a Democratic politician and lawyer from the U.S. state of Oregon. He was the fourth Governor of Oregon, serving from 1870 to 1877. A native of Maine, he previously was a member of the Oregon Territorial Legislature, represented Oregon in the United States House of Representatives, and was a member of the Oregon Constitutional Convention in 1857. Grover later served one term in the United States Senate.
Gruen, Arno2Arno Gruen (born 1923 in Berlin) is a Swiss-German psychologist and psychoanalyst.
Gruenbaum, Yitzchak2Yitzhak Gruenbaum (Polish: Izaak Grünbaum, Hebrew and Yiddish: יצחק גרינבוים, born 1879 died 1970) was a noted leader of the Zionist movement among Polish Jewry between the two world wars and of the Yishuv in Mandatory Palestine, and the first Interior Minister of Israel and candidate for President.
Gu Hongming5Gu Hongming, in his time known as Ku Hung-ming (18 July 1857 – 30 April 1928) was a Chinese thinker and man of letters. Famous for his knowledge of the English language and Western civilization, he however voiced an opposition to reforms of the Chinese society.
Guarini, Giovanni Battista2Giovanni Battista Guarini (December 10, 1538 – October 7, 1612) was an Italian poet, dramatist, and diplomat.
Guazzo, Marco3Marco Guazzo (1480–1556) was an Italian historian.
Guazzo, Stefano17Stefano Guazzo (1530–1593) was an Italian writer.
Gude, Hans1Hans Fredrik Gude (March 13, 1825 – August 17, 1903) was a Norwegian romanticist painter and is considered along with Johan Christian Dahl to be one of Norway's foremost landscape painters.
Guderian, Heinz10Heinz Guderian (June 17, 1888 – May 14, 1954) was a German WWII general and tank commander, theorist of tank combat and one of the founders of blitzkrieg strategy. He was not charged with any war crimes during the Nuremberg Trials since his actions and behavior were ruled to be consistent with those of a professional soldier. Heinz Guderian died on May 14, 1954 at the age of 65, in Schwangau near Füssen (Southern Bavaria) and is buried at the Friedhof Hildesheimerstrasse in Goslar.
Guénon, René 22René Guénon (15 November 1886 – 7 January 1951), also known as "Shaykh `Abd al-Wahid Yahya", was a French author and intellectual who wrote on topics ranging from metaphysics, "sacred science" and traditional studies to symbolism and initiation.
Guérin, Théodore22Saint Mother Theodore Guerin (Saint Theodora) (2 October 1798 – 15 May 1856), born Anne-Thérèse Guérin, was a Roman Catholic saint of French descent and the foundress of the Sisters of Providence of Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana.
Guerrero, Vicente1Vicente Ramón Guerrero Saldaña (August 10, 1782 – February 14, 1831) was a Mexican revolutionary leader and president. He was one of the main rebel leaders of the Mexican Revolution who fought against Spain for independence in the early 19th century; and an early President of Mexico. Guerrero was born in the town of Tixtla, some 100 km inland from the port of Acapulco, in the Sierra Madre del Sur.
Guevara, Che244Ernesto "Che" Guevara (June 14 1928 – October 9 1967), commonly known as Che Guevara, El Che, or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, politician, author, physician, military theorist, and guerrilla leader during the Cuban revolution. Following his execution in Bolivia, he became both a stylised countercultural icon and symbol of rebellion for leftist movements worldwide.
Guez De Balzac, Jean Louis8Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac (31 May 1597 – 18 February 1654) was a French author, best known for his epistolary essays, which were widely circulated and read in his day. He was one of the founding members of Académie française.
Guicciardini, Francesco9Francesco Guicciardini (6 March 1483 – 22 May 1540) was an Italian historian and statesman. A friend and critic of Niccolò Machiavelli, he is considered one of the major political writers of the Italian Renaissance. Guicciardini is considered as the Father of Modern History, due to his use of government documents to verify his "History of Italy." He was the uncle of Lodovico Guicciardini who wrote a description of the Low Countries in 1567.
Guinizelli, Guido4Guido Guinizzelli (c. 1230–1276), born in Bologna, in present-day Emilia-Romagna, Northern Italy, was an Italian poet and 'founder' of the Dolce Stil Novo. He was the first to write in this new style of poetry writing, and thus is held to be the ipso facto founder.
Guinness, Alec2Sir Alec Guinness (2 April 1914 – 5 August 2000) was a British actor and diarist, most famous for his appearances in Ealing comedies and the original Star Wars trilogy.
Guirdham, Arthur4Dr. Arthur Guirdham (1905–1992) was an English physician, psychiatrist, novelist, and writer on the Cathar sect, alternative medicine, ESP and reincarnation.
Guiterman, Arthur6Arthur Guiterman (20 November 1871 – 11 January 1943) was an American writer best known for his humorous poems.
Guitry, Sacha5Alexandre-Pierre Georges (Sacha) Guitry (21 February 1885 – 24 July 1957) was a Russian-born French film actor, director, and screenwriter.
Gulan, Genco5Genco Gulan (born 13 January 1969) is aconceptual artist, based in Istanbul. He is the most prominent of the Turkish DAGS (Interdisciplinary Young Artists).
Gule, Lars1Lars Gule (born 24 June 1955) is a Norwegian philosopher, ex-terrorist and social commentator. He is a former Secretary General of the Norwegian Humanist Association. Gule became known to the public in 1977 when he was arrested in Beirut with explosives in his luggage. He is actually a humanist philosopher with atheistic beliefs.
Gulzar1Sampooran Singh Kalra (born 18 August 1929), known popularly by his pen name Gulzar, is an Indian poet, lyricist, author, film script and dialogues writer and film director.
Gunersel, Tarik15Tarık Günersel (27 June 1953 in Istanbul, Turkey) is a Turkish aphorist, poet, playwright, and translator. He has served on the board of PEN International and as president PEN Turkey.
Gunn, Thom6Thom Gunn (29 August 1929 in Gravesend, Kent – 25 April 2004 in San Francisco) was an Anglo-American poet.
Günter Nooke5Günter Nooke (born January 21, 1959) is a German politician (CDU), former civil rights activist, and Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid.
Gupta, Manav8Manav Gupta (born 29 December 1967) is a leading contemporary artist who is known for his mastery of light and color and for creating the tallest, first of its kind, five floor high, 5000 sq ft monumental mural "Tree of Life" where he introduced innovations of processes in conceptual,site specific, performance and collaborative art.
Gupta, Sanjay3Sanjay Gupta (born October 23, 1969) is an American neurosurgeon and an assistant professor of neurosurgery at Emory University School of Medicine and associate chief of the neurosurgery service at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.
Gura, Alan1Alan Gura (born January 2, 1971) is an American litigator practicing in the areas of civil litigation, intellectual property, and civil rights law at Gura & Possessky, PLLC. Gura is prominent in the field of firearms law and the Second Amendment.
Gurdjieff, G. I.59George Ivanovich Gurdjieff (Russian: Георгий Иванович Гюрджиев, Georgij Ivanovich Gjurdzhiev; 13 January 1872? – 29 October 1949) was a Georgian mystic and a spiritual teacher of what came to be called "the Work" or "The Fourth Way", in which he taught people how to increase and focus their attention and energy through various awareness exercises. According to his teachings, such inner development is the beginning of a possible further process of change, and spiritual evolution.
Gurney, Dorothy Frances1Dorothy Frances Gurney (October 4, 1858 – June 15, 1932) was an English poet and hymnwriter. Though both her father and husband were Anglican priests, Mrs. Gurney became a Roman Catholic (as did her husband) in 1919. The second to last verse of her best-known poem, "God's Garden" is seen everywhere on signs, plaques and other garden ornaments, but few people know its author.
Guston, Philip21Philip Guston (1913-07-27 – 1980-06-07) was a notable painter of the New York School, which included many of the Abstract Expressionists such as Jackson Pollock and Willem De Kooning. In the 1960s Guston helped to lead the transition from Modernism to Post-Modernism in painting, abandoning the so-called "pure abstraction" of abstract expressionism in favor of more cartoon-like renderings of various personal symbols and objects.
Guterson, David3David Guterson (born May 4, 1956) is an American novelist, short story writer, poet, journalist, and essayist.
Guth, Alan23Alan Harvey Guth (born 27 February 1947) is a physicist and cosmologist. Guth has researched elementary particle theory (and how particle theory is applicable to the early universe). In particular he discovered and developed the theory of cosmic inflation.
Guthrie, Arlo21Arlo Guthrie (born July 10, 1947) is an American folk singer, and the son of Woody Guthrie, most famous for his song the Alice's Restaurant Massacree.
Guthrie, Thomas11Thomas Guthrie D.D. (1803–1873) was a Scottish divine and philanthropist, born at Brechin in Angus (at that time also called Forfarshire). He was one of the most popular preachers of his day in Scotland, and was associated with many forms of philanthropy - especially temperance and Ragged Schools, of which he was a founder.
Guthrie, Woody27Woodrow Wilson Guthrie (14 July 1912 – 3 October 1967) was a prolific American folk musician, most famous for his song "This Land Is Your Land" (1940).
Gutierrez, Gustavo30Gustavo Gutiérrez Merino (born 8 June 1928 in Lima) is a Peruvian theologian and Dominican priest regarded as the founder of Liberation theology. He has been professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and a visiting professor at many major universities in North America and Europe.
Guy Berryman2Guy Rupert Berryman (born 12 April 1978) is the bass player for the group Coldplay.
Guynemer, Georges1Georges Guynemer (24 December 1894 – 11 September 1917) was a French aviator and fighter pilot in the First World War.
Guyon, Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte7Jeanne-Marie Bouvier de la Motte-Guyon (13 April 1648 – 9 June 1717), commonly known as Madame Guyon, was a French mystic and one of the key advocates of Quietism. Quietism was considered heretical by the Roman Catholic Church, and she was imprisoned from 1695 to 1703 after publishing a book on the topic, A Short and Easy Method of Prayer.
Guyse, John1John Guyse (1680–1761) was an English independent minister.
Guzmán, Jacobo Arbenz2Jacobo Arbenz Guzmán (14 September 1913 – 27 January 1971) was the president of Guatemala from 1951 to 1954. He was ousted in a coup d'état organized by the Central Intelligence Agency.
Gwanghae-gun of Joseon1Gwanghae-gun (1574 - 1641) The 15th king of the Joseon Dynasty in Korea.
Gygax, Gary15Ernest Gary Gygax (27 July 1938 – 4 March 2008) was an American writer and game designer famous for designing the fantasy role playing game, Dungeons & Dragons, with co-creator Dave Arneson.
Gyllenhaal, Maggie6Maggie Gyllenhaal (born November 16, 1977) is an American actress and the older sister of Jake Gyllenhaal.
György Ligeti2György Sándor Ligeti (28 May 1923 – 12 June 2006) was a Jewish Hungarian composer, widely seen as one of the great composers of instrumental music of the 20th century.
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