People by name, H with Quotes

701 people with 12,538 quotes

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Ha'am, Ahad6Asher Zvi Hirsch Ginsberg (18 August 1856 – 2 January 1927), primarily known by his Hebrew name and pen name, Ahad Ha'am (lit. one of the people, Genesis 26:10), was a Hebrew essayist, and one of the foremost pre-state Zionist thinkers. He is known as the founder of cultural Zionism.
Haacke, Hans12Hans Haacke (born August 12, 1936) is a German-born artist who currently lives and works in New York.
Haasan, Kamal44Kamal Haasan (born November 7, 1954 in Paramakudi, Tamil Nadu, India) is an Indian actor, film-maker who works in the Tamil film industry. Haasan has won several Indian film awards including four National Film Awards and 19 Filmfare Awards. With seven submissions, Kamal Haasan has starred in the highest number of films submitted by India for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. Haasan's production company, Rajkamal International, has produced several of his films. Kamal Haasan received the Indian civilian awards of Padma Shri in 1990 and the Padma Bhushan in 2014.
Haavelmo, Trygve2Trygve Magnus Haavelmo (13 December 1911 – 28 July 1999) was an influential economist with main research interests centered on the fields of econometrics and economics theory.
Haavisto, Pekka1Pekka Haavisto (born 23 March 1958 in Helsinki) is a Finnish politician representing the Green League. He is Member of Parliament (2007-) and is a candidate in Finnish presidential election, 2012.
Hába, Alois1Alois Hába (21 June 1893 – 18 November 1973) was a Czech composer primarily known for his microtonal compositions.
Habermas, Jürgen30Jürgen Habermas (born June 18, 1929) is a German philosopher and sociologist in the tradition of critical theory and American pragmatism. He is best known for his work on the concept of the public sphere, which he has based in his theory of communicative action.
Hackett, Paul3Paul Lewis Hackett III (born 30 March 1962) is a trial lawyer and veteran of the Iraq War who unsuccessfully sought election to the United States Congress from the Second District of Ohio in the 2 August 2005, special election.
Hacking, Ian13Ian Hacking CC FRSC FBA (born February 18, 1936, in Vancouver) is a Canadian philosopher specializing in philosophy of science. He became a lecturer at Cambridge in 1969, and shifted to Stanford in 1974 to teach in behavioural science. After teaching for several years there and briefly in Germany (1982–1983), he became a professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto in 1983 and a full university professor there in 1991.
HaCohen, Ran1Dr. Ran HaCohen (born 1964) is a university teacher in Israel who is known for his strong criticism of Israel's policies. He works as a literary translator of German, English and Dutch and as a literary critic for the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth, occasionally writing on the libertarian website.
Haddad-Adel, Gholam-Ali2Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel (born 1945) is the speaker of the Islamic Consultative Assembly of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Haddock, Doris5Doris Haddock (24 January, 1910 – 9 March, 2010 was an American political activist from New Hampshire. Haddock achieved national fame when, between the ages of 88 and 90, starting on January 1, 1999, and culminating on February 29, 2000, she walked over 3,200 miles (5,100 km) across the continental United States to advocate for campaign finance reform. In 2004, she ran unsuccessfully as a Democratic challenger to incumbent Republican Judge Gregg for the U.S. Senate.
Haddon, Walter1Walter Haddon (1515–1572) was an English civil lawyer, much involved in church and university affairs.
Hadewijch19Hadewijch, also known as Hadewijch of Antwerp or Hadewijch of Brabant, was a 13th century Flemish Beguine, poet and mystic of the Catholic Church.
Hadid, Zaha1Zaha Hadid (born 31 October 1950) is an Iraqi-British architect.
Hadot, Pierre22Pierre Hadot (21 February 1922 – April 24, 2010) was honorary professor at the Collège de France (Chaire d'Histoire de la pensée hellénistique et romaine), perhaps the world's leading historian of ancient philosophy, and a philosopher of note in his own right (among other accomplishments, one of the first to introduce Wittgenstein to France).
Hagee, John17John Charles Hagee (born April 12, 1940) is the founder and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, a non-denominational charismatic church with more than 19,000 active members. John Hagee is CEO at his non-profit corporation, Global Evangelism Television (GETV).
Hagel, Chuck8Charles Timothy "Chuck" Hagel (born October 4, 1946) is the 24th and current United States Secretary of Defense, serving since 2013. He is a former United States Senator from Nebraska. A member of the Republican Party, he was first elected in 1996 and was reelected in 2002. He declined to run for reelection in 2008. He is often characterized as a political maverick and moderate, similar to fellow Vietnam War veteran Republican Senator John McCain.
Hagen, Carl16Carl Ivar Hagen (born 6 May 1944) is a Norwegian economist, politician, former chairman of the Progress Party and former Vice President of the Norwegian Parliament.
Hagen, Ingeborg Refling5Ingeborg Refling Hagen (December 19, 1895 – November 30, 1989) was a Norwegian author and teacher.
Haggard, Henry Rider19Sir Henry Rider Haggard (22 June 1856 – 14 May 1925), born in Bradenham, Norfolk, England, was a Victorian writer of adventure novels set in locations considered exotic by readers in his native England.
Haggard, Ted27Ted Arthur Haggard (born 1956) is the founder and former pastor of the New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America. He was the head of the National Association of Evangelicals and the founder/head of the Association of Life-Giving Churches.
Hague, Frank2Frank Hague (17 January 1876 – 1 January 1956) was a mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey.
Hague, William10The Right Honourable William Jefferson Hague (born 26 March 1961) is a British politician, the Member of Parliament for Richmond, North Yorkshire, former leader of the Conservative Party, and currently First Secretary of State and Foreign Secretary. His skills at debate and public speaking have been widely applauded, especially his performances at Prime Minister's questions, which has been noted as some of the finest in parliamentary history.
Hahn, Hilary5Hilary Hahn (born November 27, 1979) is a two-time Grammy-winning American violinist. In her active international career she has performed throughout the world both as a soloist with leading orchestras and conductors and as a recitalist. She also has built a strong reputation for championing contemporary music. Several works have been composed specially for her, including concerti by Edgar Meyer and Jennifer Higdon.
Hahn, Kurt8Kurt Hahn (5 June 1886 – 14 December 1974) was a German-born British educator and founder of several innovative educational movements, including Outward Bound.
Hahn, Otto7Otto Hahn (8 March 1879 – 28 July 1968) was a German chemist and winner of the 1944 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for his discovery of nuclear fission". He is considered a pioneer of radioactivity and radiochemistry.
Hahnemann, Samuel2Samuel Hahnemann (German: ˈhaːnəman; 10 April 1755 – 2 July 1843) was a German physician, best known for creating a system of alternative medicine called homeopathy.
Haig, Alexander3Alexander Meigs Haig, Jr. (December 2, 1924 – February 20, 2010) was a general in the United States Army and later the Secretary of State from 1981 to 1982.
Haight, Roger22Roger Haight (born 1936) is an American Jesuit theologian. Haight is the past president of the Catholic Theological Society of America. His views on Christology prompted the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to bar him from writing on theology and to forbid him from teaching.
Haile Selassie60Haile Selassie (23 July 1892 – 27 August 1975), born Tafari Makonnen, was regent of Ethiopia from 1916 to 1930 and Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974, including 5 years of exile from 1936 to 1941 in the period of Italian occupation. Though himself a life-long Christian, and a member of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, an Oriental Orthodox Church, he became revered as God incarnate by followers of the Rastafari movement founded in Jamaica in the early 1930s.
Haim, Corey2Corey Ian Haim (December 23, 1971 – March 10, 2010) was a Canadian actor, best known for a 1980s Hollywood career as a teen idol.
Haines, Luke4Luke Michael Haines (born 7 October 1967) is an English musician, songwriter and author, who has recorded music under various names and with various bands, including The Auteurs, Baader Meinhof and Black Box Recorder.
Haines, Mark2Mark Haines (April 19, 1946 – May 24, 2011) was the former host of the CNBC show Squawk Box. Haines then appeard on Squawk on the Street (which airs from 9-11am ET), which he co-hosted, along with Erin Burnett. Squawk on the Street was expanded from one hour to two on 2007-07-19, when then co-anchor Liz Claman of the highly popular Morning Call abruptly left to co-anchor Fox Business on the Fox Business Network alongside co-anchor David Asman.
Hajdari, Azem1Azem Hajdari (March 11, 1963 – September 12, 1998) was an Albanian politician in the Albanian parliament.
Hakuin Ekaku1Hakuin Ekaku (白隠 慧鶴 Hakuin Ekaku; 1686–1769) was one of the most influential figures in Japanese Zen Buddhism. He transformed the Rinzai school from a declining tradition that lacked rigorous practice into a tradition that focused on arduous meditation and koan practice. Essentially all modern practitioners of Rinzai Zen use practices directly derived from the teachings of Hakuin.
Hal Draper1Hal Draper (September 19, 1914 – January 26, 1990) was an American socialist activist and author, known for his extensive scholarship on the history and meaning of the thought of Karl Marx.
Haldane, J. B. S.16J. B. S. Haldane (5 November 1892 – 1 December 1964) was a British geneticist and evolutionary biologist.
Haldeman, Joe27Joe Haldeman (born 9 June 1943) is an American science fiction author.
Halder, Franz9Franz Ritter Halder (June 30, 1884 – April 2, 1972) was a German General and the head of the Army General Staff from 1938 until September, 1942, when he was dismissed after frequent disagreements with Adolf Hitler.
Hale, Edward Everett15Edward Everett Hale (3 April 1822 – 10 June 1909) was an American author and Unitarian clergyman.
Hale, Matthew F.1Rev. Matt Hale (born July 27, 1971) is the former Pontifex Maximus, or leader, of the pro-White religious group, the World Church of the Creator.
Hale, Nathan7Nathan Hale (6 June 1755 – 22 September 1776) was a captain in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. Captured by the British, he was hanged as a spy.
Halevi, Ilan2Ilan Halevi (born Ilan Albert in 12 October 1943 – 10 July 2013) is a Jewish Palestinian journalist and politician, and one of the very few high ranking Jewish members of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). A former vice-minister of foreign affairs, he presently represents the PLO in Europe and in the Socialists International.
Halevi, Judah7Judah Halevi (also Yehuda Halevi; Hebrew: יהודה הלוי; Arabic: يهوذا هاليفي; c. 1075–1141) was a Spanish Jewish physician, poet and philosopher. He was born in Spain, either in Toledo or Tudela,1 in 10752 or 1086, and died shortly after arriving in the Land of Israel in 1141. Halevi is considered one of the greatest Hebrew poets, celebrated both for his religious and secular poems, many of which appear in present-day liturgy. His greatest philosophical work was The Kuzari.
Haley, Alex16Alexander Palmer Haley (11 August 1921 – 10 February 1992) was an American writer most famous for his work Roots : The Saga of an American Family.
Haliburton, Thomas Chandler8Thomas Chandler Haliburton (December 17, 1796 – August 27, 1865) was one of the first major Canadian authors. He was also a judge and, for a short period of years, a member of the Canadian Parliament.
Halifax, Lord7Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax (16 April 1881 – 23 December 1959), known as The Lord Irwin from 1925 until 1934 and as The Viscount Halifax from 1934 until 1944, was a British Conservative politician. He is often regarded as one of the architects of appeasement prior to World War II. During the period he held several ministerial posts in the cabinet, most notably as Foreign Secretary at the time of Munich in 1938. He succeeded Lord Reading as Viceroy of India in April 1926, a post he held until 1931.
Hall, Arthur D.20Arthur D. Hall (1925 – March 31, 2006) was an American electrical engineer and a pioneer in the field of systems engineering. He is known as father of the "picture telephone" an author of a widely used engineering 1962 textbook Methodology of Systems Engineering.
Hall, Donald1Donald Hall (born 20 September 1928) is an American poet. He was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (commonly known as the Poet Laureate of the United States) in 2006.
Hall, Evelyn Beatrice11Evelyn Beatrice Hall (1868 – June 1956) was an English writer, who wrote under the name Stephen G. Tallentyre.
Hall, G. Stanley2Granville Stanley Hall (1 February 1844 – 24 April 1924) was a pioneering American psychologist and educator. His interests focused on childhood development and evolutionary theory. Hall was the first president of the American Psychological Association and the first president of Clark University.
Hall, John20John Hall (1829–1898) was Pastor of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York City, from 1867 until his death in Bangor, Northern Ireland. The landmark New York church, which still stands today on Fifth Avenue at 55th Street, was built during his tenure.
Hall, John S.57John S. Hall (born John Charles Hall on September 2, 1960) is an American poet, author, singer, and lawyer perhaps best known for his work with King Missile, an avant-garde band that he co-founded in 1986 and has since led in various disparate incarnations.
Hall, Joseph9Joseph Hall (July 1, 1574 – September 8, 1656) was an English bishop and satirist.
Hall, Manly Palmer10Manly Palmer Hall (18 March 1901 – 29 August 1990) was a Canadian-born author and mystic. He is perhaps most famous for his work The Secret Teachings of All Ages: An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy, which he published in 1928Sub Rosa Magazine - Issue 6, October 2006, includes a profile of Hall that mentions a "sole biographical record" called Growing Up With Grandmother; ISBN 0893144207. Manly P. Hall, "The Secret Teachings of All Ages, The Diamond Jubilee Edition" ISBN 0-89314-830-X, page VI when he was 27 years old.
Hall, Robert15Robert Hall (2 May 1764 – 21 February 1831) was an English Baptist minister.
Hall, Stuart13Stuart Hall (born 25 December 1929, in Hyde, Manchester) is a former English BBC Radio summarizer and television presenter.
Hall, Wayne1Wayne Denis Hall (born 1951) is Inaugural Professor and Director of the Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research at the University of Queensland.
Halla-Aho, Jussi19Jussi Kristian Halla-aho (born April 27, 1971) is a Finnish politician and member of parliament representing the True Finns.
Halleck, Fitz-Greene9Fitz-Greene Halleck (July 8,1790 – November 19, 1867) was an American poet.
Halliburton, Richard4Richard Halliburton (9 January 1900 – c. 23 March 1939) was an American traveler, adventurer, and author.
Halliday, Michael24Michael Alexander Kirkwood Halliday (often M.A.K. Halliday) (born 13 April 1925) is a British linguist who developed the internationally influential systemic functional linguistic model of language.
Halme, Tony1Tony Christian Halme (January 6, 1963 – January 10, 2010) was a controversial member of the Finnish Parliament, representing the True Finns party, and prior to that a professional wrestler/mixed martial artist.
Halmos, Paul6Paul Halmos (March 3, 1916 – October 2, 2006) was a Hungarian-born Jewish American mathematician who made fundamental advances in the areas of probability theory, statistics, operator theory, ergodic theory, functional analysis (in particular, Hilbert spaces), and mathematical logic.
Halonen, Tarja2Tarja Kaarina Halonen (born 24 December 1943 in Helsinki) is a Finnish politician who served as president of Finland from 2000 to 2012.
Halsey, William Frederick Jr.5William Frederick Halsey, Jr., GBE (October 30, 1882 – August 16, 1959) (commonly referred to as "Bill" or "Bull" Halsey), was an American Fleet Admiral in the United States Navy. He commanded the South Pacific Area during the early stages of the Pacific War against Japan. Later he was commander of the Third Fleet through the duration of hostilities.
Ham, Ken68Ken Ham (born October 20, 1951) is a young-earth creationist and president of Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum.
Hamann, Johann Georg12Johann Georg Hamann (August 27 1730 – June 21 1788) was a German philosopher of the Counter-Enlightenment and a main proponent of the Sturm und Drang movement.
Hamburger, Michael8Michael Hamburger (22 March 1924 – 7 June 2007) was a German-born British translator and poet. He came to Britain in 1933 as a refugee from Nazism.
Hamer, Fannie Lou5Fannie Lou Hamer (October 6, 1917 – March 14, 1977), born Fannie Lou Townsend, was an American voting rights activist and civil rights leader.
Hamilton Aide, Charles2Charles Hamilton Aide (sometimes written as Aidé or Aïdé; born in Paris, France, 1826 – died in London, England, December 13, 1906) was a popular novelist, playwright, songwriter, dramatist, and society person in England and France.
Hamilton, Alexander101Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 or 1757 – July 12, 1804) was an American politician, statesman, writer, lawyer, and soldier. He was the principal author of the Federalist Papers, the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, the son-in-law of Philip Schuyler, and was killed in a duel by Aaron Burr.
Hamilton, Anthony3Anthony Hamilton (born January 28, 1971) is an American R&B, and soul singer-songwriter, and record producer who rose to fame with his platinum-selling second studio album Comin' from Where I'm From (2003).
Hamilton, Charles10Charles Harold St. John Hamilton (8 August 1876 – 24 December 1961) was an English writer. He is best known for his stories about Billy Bunter, written under the pseudonym Frank Richards, and initially published in the comic book "The Magnet", later as hardback novels.
Hamilton, Edith20Edith Hamilton (August 12, 1867 – May 31, 1963) was a classicist and educator who was a writer on mythology. Her most famous books are The Greek Way (1930) and Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes (1942).
Hamilton, James30James Hamilton (November 27, 1814 – November 24, 1867) was a Scottish minister and a prolific author of religious tracts.
Hamilton, Lewis2Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton (born January 7, 1985, in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England) is a British Formula One driver.
Hamilton, William4Sir William Hamilton, 9th Baronet (8 March 1788 – 6 May 1856) was a Scottish metaphysician.
Hamilton, William Rowan1Sir William Rowan Hamilton (4 August 1805 – 2 September 1865) was an Irish physicist, astronomer, and mathematician, who made important contributions to classical mechanics, optics, and algebra. His studies of mechanical and optical systems led him to discover new mathematical concepts and techniques. His greatest contribution is perhaps the reformulation of Newtonian mechanics, now called Hamiltonian mechanics. This work has proven central to the modern study of classical field theories such as electromagnetism, and to the development of quantum mechanics. In mathematics, he is perhaps best known for his discovery of quaternions.
Hammarskjold, Dag63Dag Hammarskjöld (29 July 1905 – 18 September 1961) was a Swedish diplomat, the second United Nations Secretary-General, and a Nobel Peace Prize recipient.
Hammerstein-Equord, Kurt von3Kurt Freiherr von Hammerstein-Equord (September 26, 1878 – April 25, 1943) was a German general who served for a period as Commander-in-Chief of the Reichswehr/German Army. He was an ardent opponent of Hitler and the Nazi regime.
Hammerstein, Oscar4Oscar Hammerstein II (July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960), born Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein, was an American writer, producer, and director of musicals for almost forty years. He was twice awarded an Oscar for "Best Original Song," and much of his work has been admitted into the unofficial Great American Songbook. He worked mostly in collaboration with Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern and then, most famously, with Richard Rodgers.
Hammett, Dashiell26Samuel Dashiell Hammett (May 27, 1894 – January 10, 1961) was an American author of hardboiled detective novels and short stories. Among the enduring characters he created are Sam Spade (The Maltese Falcon), Nick and Nora Charles (The Thin Man), and the Continental Op (Red Harvest, The Dain Curse).
Hammett, Kirk4Kirk Lee Hammett (born November 18, 1962) is the lead guitarist in the band Metallica. Hammett is one of the better-known students of guitar virtuoso and instructor Joe Satriani.
Hamming, Richard84Richard Wesley Hamming (February 11, 1915 – January 7, 1998) was an American mathematician whose work had many implications for computer science and telecommunications. He received the 1968 Turing Award "for his work on numerical methods, automatic coding systems, and error-detecting and error-correcting codes."
Hammond, Harmony1Harmony Hammond (born February 8, 1944) is a lesbian feminist artist and author.
Hammond, James Henry3James Henry Hammond (November 15, 1807 – November 13, 1864) was a politician from South Carolina. He served as a United States Representative from 1835 to 1836, Governor of South Carolina from 1842 to 1842, and United States Senator from 1857 to 1860.
Hammond, Philip8Philip Hammond PC MP (born 4 December 1955) is a British Conservative politician who has been the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs since 15 July 2014.
Hammurabi5Hammurabi (Akkadian from Amorite ˤAmmurāpi, "the kinsman is a healer," from ˤAmmu, "paternal kinsman," and Rāpi, "healer"; c. 1810 BC – 1750 BC) was the sixth king of Babylon and the first king of the Babylonian Empire, extending Babylon's control over Mesopotamia by winning a series of wars against neighboring kingdoms. Hammurabi is known for the set of laws called Hammurabi's Code, one of the first written codes of law in recorded history.
Hampton, Christopher4Christopher Hampton (born January 26, 1946) is an Academy Award-winning British playwright, screenwriter and film director. He is best known for his play, Les liaisons dangereuses, and his screenplay, Dangerous Liaisons, both based on the novel Les Liaisons dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos.
Hamsun, Knut4Knut Hamsun (August 4, 1859 – February 19, 1952) was a Norwegian author and Nobel laureate.
Hamza, Mohammed1Mohammed Hamza (died 18 June 2010) was an Egyptian poet and songwriter.
Han Fei4Han Fei (韓非) also known as Han Feizi (韓非子) (Warring States Period, ca. 280–233 BC) was a Chinese philosopher.
Han Han4Han Han (Chinese: 韓寒) (born 23 September 1982) is a Chinese professional rally driver, best-selling author, singer, and China's most popular blogger.He is also involved in music production.
Han Xin5Han Xin (died 196 BC) was a military general who served Liu Bang (Emperor Gaozu of Han) during the Chu–Han Contention and contributed greatly to the founding of the Han dynasty. Han Xin was named as one of the "Three Heroes of the early Han dynasty" (漢初三傑), along with Zhang Liang and Xiao He.
Hand, Elizabeth24Elizabeth Hand (born 29 March 1957) is an American writer, whose first story, "Prince of Flowers", was published in 1988 in Twilight Zone magazine, and her first novel, Winterlong, was published in 1990.
Hand, Learned47Billings Learned Hand (January 27, 1872 – August 18, 1961), usually called simply Learned Hand, was an American judge famous as an avid supporter of free speech and for applying economic reasoning to American tort law. He is noted as one of the most influential American judges to have never served on the Supreme Court of the United States.
Handel, George Frideric12Georg Friedrich Händel (February 23 1685 – April 14 1759) was a German-born composer who moved first to Italy and then to England. On taking British nationality he Anglicized his name to George Frideric Handel.
Handey, Jack7Jack Handey (born 25 February 1949) is an American humorist. He is most famous for his Deep Thoughts, a large corpus of surrealistic one-liner jokes. Deep Thoughts were first seen in National Lampoon in 1984 though gained popularity when they were read on Saturday Night Live beginning in 1991.
Handler, Chelsea9Chelsea Joy Handler (born February 25, 1975) is an American standup comedian, humorist, television host, actress and author. She has her own late-night talk show, Chelsea Lately, on the E! Cable Television Network.
Handler, Daniel152Daniel Handler (born February 28, 1970) is an American author, screenwriter and accordionist. He is best known for his work under the pen name Lemony Snicket.
Handy, Charles1Charles Handy (born 1932) is an Irish author/philosopher specialising in organisational behaviour and management. Among the ideas he has advanced are the "portfolio worker" and the "Shamrock Organization" (in which professional core workers, freelance workers and part-time/temporary routine workers each form one leaf of the "Shamrock").
Handy, William Christopher3William Christopher Handy (November 16, 1873 – March 28, 1958) was an African American blues composer, often known as "The Father of the Blues".
Hanegbi, Tzachi4Tzachi Hanegbi (Hebrew: צחי הנגבי) (born 26 February 1957) is an Israeli politician. He was the acting Chairman of the Likud party after Ariel Sharon left the party but has since left it himself. He is former Minister of Justice, Health, the Environment, Transport, Internal Security, Minister without protfolio, Minister of Jerusalem Issues, Society and Diaspora, Minister of Strategic Issues, and former Minister in the Prime Minister's Office in-charge of Religions, Arab Concerns, and Regional Cooperation.
Hanfstaengl, Ernst9Ernst Franz Sedgwick Hanfstaengl (February 2, 1887 – November 6, 1975) worked for both Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Adolf Hitler. Hanfstaengel introduced himself to Hitler after the speech and began a close friendship and political association that would last through the 1920s and early 1930s. After participating in the failed Beer Hall Putsch in 1923, Hanfstaengel briefly fled to Austria, while Hitler, who was injured, sought refuge in Hanfstaengel's home in Uffing, outside of Munich. For much of the 1920s, Hanfstaengel introduced Hitler to Munich high-society and helped polish his image. He also helped to finance the publication of Hitler's Mein Kampf, and the NSDAP's official newspaper, the Völkischer Beobachter. Hanfstaegl was removed from Hitler's staff in 1933.
Hanh, Thich Nhat36Thich Nhat Hanh (born 11 October 1926) is an expatriate Vietnamese Buddhist monk, peace activist, and prolific author in both Vietnamese and English. He is most commonly referred to as Thich Nhat Hanh, in which the Vietnamese title Thích (釋), derived from "Thích Ca" or "Thích Già" (釋迦) and applied to all Vietnamese Buddhist monks and nuns, means "of the Shakya (Shakyamuni Buddha) clan".
Haniyeh, Ismail5Ismail Abdel Salam Ahmed Haniyeh (born 29 January 1963) is a senior political leader of Hamas and formerly one of two disputed Prime Ministers of the Palestinian National Authority. Haniyeh became Prime Minister after Hamas won the Palestinian legislative elections of 2006. President Mahmoud Abbas dismissed Haniyeh from office on 14 June 2007 at the height of the Fatah–Hamas conflict, but Haniyeh did not acknowledge the decree and continued to exercise prime ministerial authority in the Gaza Strip.
Hanke, Peter7Peter Handke (born 6 December 1942, in Griffen, Austria) is an avant-garde Austrian novelist and playwright.
Hanks, Tom11Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American film actor, director, voice-over artist, writer and film producer. He is of English, German & Portuguese descent.
Hanna, Kathleen9Kathleen Hanna (born November 12, 1969) is a musician, feminist, activist, and punk zine writer. In the early- to mid-1990s she was the lead singer and songwriter of Bikini Kill, before fronting Le Tigre in the late 1990s and early 2000s. In 1998, Hanna released a solo album under the name Julie Ruin and is currently heading a project called The Julie Ruin.
Hannah Gadsby3Hannah Gadsby (born 12 January 1978) is an award-winning Australian stand-up comedian from Smithton, Tasmania whose subjects include small town life, dysfunctional parents and same-sex sexuality.
Hannan, Daniel2Daniel John Hannan (born 1 September 1971) is a British politician and Member of the European Parliament, representing South East England for the Conservative Party.
Hannibal9Hannibal (from Punic, literally "Baal is merciful to me", 247 BC – 182 BC) was a politician, statesman and military commander of ancient Carthage, famous for his victories against Roman forces and occupation of much of Italy for 15 years, until a counter-invasion of North Africa forced his return to Carthage, where he was decisively defeated at the Battle of Zama by Scipio Africanus.
Hannigan, Alyson3Alyson Lee Hannigan (born March 24, 1974) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Willow Rosenberg in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003), Lily Aldrin on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014) and Michelle Flaherty in the American Pie film series (1999–2012).
Hannity, Sean14Sean Patrick Hannity (born 30 December 1961) is an Irish American, conservative talk radio host (The Sean Hannity Show), host of Fox News Channel's program Hannity, and author of two books.
Hanrahan, Brian6Brian Hanrahan (22 March 1949 – 20 December 2010) was the Diplomatic Editor for BBC News and a well known correspondent.
Hans Ji Maharaj4Sri Hans ji Maharaj (November 8, 1900 – July 19, 1966) was a guru from Uttarakhand, India. He was considered a satguru or "perfect master" by his followers and founded the Divine Light Mission in 1960. He is the father of Prem Rawat, widely known as Maharaji.
Hans Merensky1Hans Merensky (16 March 1871 – 21 October 1952) was a South African geologist, conservationist, scientist and philanthropist.
Hans Reichenbach38Hans Reichenbach (26 September 1891 – 9 April 1953) was a leading philosopher of science, educator and proponent of logical positivism.
Hans Urs von Balthasar1Hans Urs von Balthasar (12 August 1905 – 26 June 1988) was a Swiss theologian and Catholic priest who was to be created a cardinal of the Catholic Church but died before the ceremony.
Hans von Bülow5Baron Hans Guido von Bülow (January 8, 1830 – February 12, 1894) was a German conductor, virtuoso pianist, and composer of the Romantic era.
Hansberry, Lorraine7Lorraine Hansberry (19 May 1930 – 12 January 1965) was an American playwright.
Hansen, Alan1Alan Hansen (born 13 June 1955) is a BBC television football pundit and former football player.
Hansen, Lars Peter 2Lars Peter Hansen (born October 26, 1952) is an American economist and Professor of economics at the University of Chicago. Best known for his work on the Generalized Method of Moments, he is also a distinguished macroeconomist, focusing on the linkages between the financial and real sectors of the economy. He is the 2013 Nobel laureate in Economics with Eugene Fama and Robert J. Shiller.
Hansen, William Webster3William Webster Hansen (May 27, 1909 – May 23, 1949) was a U.S. physicist who was one of the founders of the technology of microwave electronics.
Hanslick, Eduard7Eduard Hanslick (1825–1904) was a Bohemian-born musicologist.
Hanson, Pauline9Pauline Lee Hanson (born May 27, 1954) is a controversial Australian politician who was the leader of One Nation Party, a party with an anti-immigration, nativist platform.
Haq-ul-Inzamam1Inzamam-ul-Haq (Urdu, Seraiki: انضمام الحق) (born March 3, 1970) is a retired Pakistani cricketer who represented the national side from 1991 to 2007.
Harald V of Norway1Harald V (born 21 February 1937) is the King of Norway. He succeeded to the throne of Norway upon the death of his father Olav V on 17 January 1991. The son of the then Crown Prince Olav and of Princess Märtha of Sweden, Harald was born at the Crown Prince Residence at Skaugum, Asker. Harald became the first Norwegian-born prince since the birth of Olav IV in 1370. Harald V is the formal head of the Church of Norway and the Norwegian Armed Forces. As he is the great-grandson of King Edward VII, he is also in the line of succession to the British throne. He is a second cousin to Queen Elizabeth II. King Harald has two sisters, Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. Lorentzen (born 1930), living in Brazil, and Princess Astrid, Mrs. Ferner (born 1932), living in Oslo.
Haraway, Donna3Donna Haraway (born 6 September 1944) is a cultural theorist, currently a professor and chair of the History of Consciousness Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, United States.
Harbhajan Singh Yogi14Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji (26 August 1929 – 6 October 2004), born Harbhajan Singh Puri, also known as Yogi Harbhajan, Yogi Bhajan, and Siri Singh Sahib, was a charismatic spiritual leader and successful entrepreneur who was prominent in promoting Sikhism and Kundalini yoga.
Harbisson, Neil14Neil Harbisson (born 27 July 1982) is a British-Catalan avant-garde artist and musician, famous for being the first person with a cyborg antenna implant as well as for his solo work.
Harburg, E.Y. "Yip"27Edgar Yipsel Harburg (8 April 1896 – 4 March 1981), born Isidore Hochberg and known primarily as E. Y. Harburg or Yip Harburg, was an American lyricist who worked with many well-known composers. He is most famous for his lyrics for The Wizard of Oz (1939), including those of "Over the Rainbow".
Harcourt, Ed29Ed Harcourt (born 14 August 1977) is an English singer-songwriter born in Lewes, East Sussex.
Harcourt, William2Sir William George Granville Venables Vernon Harcourt (14 October 1827 – 1 October 1904) was a British lawyer, journalist and Liberal statesman.
Hardie, Keir3James Keir Hardie (15 August 1856 – 26 September 1915) was a Scottish socialist and labour leader, and one of the first two Labour MPs elected to the UK Parliament after the establishment of the Labour Representation Committee (later the Labour Party).
Hardin, Garrett James10Garrett James Hardin (21 April 1915 – 14 September 2003) was a leading and controversial ecologist from Dallas, Texas who was most known for his 1968 paper, The Tragedy of the Commons. He is also known for Hardin's First Law of Ecology, which states "You cannot do only one thing".
Hardison, O.B. Jr.1O.B. Hardison Jr. (1927-10-24 – 1990-09-02) was a poet, humanist, author, Professor of English at UNC-CH, Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, and Professor of English at Georgetown University.
Hardrick, John Wesley1John Wesley Hardrick (September 21, 1891 – October 18, 1968) was an African-American artist.
Hardwick, Elizabeth10Elizabeth Hardwick (July 27, 1916 – December 2, 2007) was an American essayist and novelist.
Hardy, G. H.20Godfrey Harold Hardy FRS (7 February 1877 – 1 December 1947) was a British mathematician. He wrote several standard textbooks.
Hardy, Jeremy17Jeremy Hardy (born 17 July 1961) is a left-wing British comedian.
Hardy, Thomas81Thomas Hardy OM (June 2 1840 – January 11 1928) was an English novelist, short story writer and poet.
Hare, David17Sir David Hare (born 5 June 1947) is an English playwright and stage director who has also worked as a screenwriter and film director, winning a BAFTA and being nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe.
Hare,Julius3Julius Charles Hare (13 September 1795 – 3 January 1855) was an English theological writer.
Hargreaves, William3William Hargreaves (1880–1941) was a British songwriter.
Hari, Johann12Johann Hari (born 21 January 1979) is an award-winning British journalist and writer. He was a columnist for The Independent, but left the paper in 2011 after admitting multiple charges of plagiarism and making malicious edits of several of his critics' Wikipedia pages under a pseudonym. He has also been a columnist for the Evening Standard and a regular arts critic on the BBC's Newsnight Review. He is a self-described "European social democrat."
Haring, Keith2Keith Haring (1958-05-04 – 1990-02-16) was a pre-eminent artist and social activist whose work responded to the New York street culture of the 1980s.
Harington, John3Sir John Harington (or Harrington) (August 4, 1561 – November 20, 1612) was a courtier, author, and scientist. He became a prominent member of Queen Elizabeth I's court, and was known as her 'saucy Godson'. But because of his poetry and other writings, he fell in and ultimately out of favor with the Queen, as well as with her successor, King James I of England. Prior to contrary belief, Thomas Crapper did not invent the flush toilet; John Harrington did. The flush toilet is described in his famous work The Metamorphosis of Ajax which had enjoyed considerable popularity on its publication in 1596.
Hariri, Rafic5Rafic Baha El Deen Al-Hariri (1 November 1944 – 14 February 2005) was the prime minister of Lebanon from 1992 to 1998 and from 2000 to 2004. He was assassinated in 2005; his assassination remains mysterious.
Harlan, John Marshall8John Marshall Harlan (1 June 1833 – 14 October 1911) was an American lawyer and politician from Kentucky who served as an associate justice on the Supreme Court. He is most notable as the lone dissenter in the Civil Rights Cases (1883), and Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), which, respectively, struck down as unconstitutional federal anti-discrimination legislation and upheld Southern segregation statutes. These dissents, among others, led to his nickname, "the Great Dissenter." He was the grandfather of John Marshall Harlan II.
Harlan, John Marshall, Ii10John Marshall Harlan II (May 20, 1899 – December 29, 1971) was an American jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court from 1955 to 1971. His namesake was his grandfather John Marshall Harlan, another associate justice who served from 1877 to 1911.
Harman, Harriet24Harriet Ruth Harman (born 30 July 1950) is a British politician, Member of Parliament (MP) for Camberwell and Peckham and the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party. Following Gordon Brown's resignation on 11 May 2010 after Labour's defeat in the General Election, she became the interim Leader of the Opposition until 25 September 2010 when Ed Miliband took over the role. She is currently the Shadow Deputy Prime Minister and Shadow Minister for International Development. She is renowned for her unabashed feminism, which has earned her the nickname 'Harriet Harperson'.
Harold II of England1Harold II Godwinson (c. 1022 – 14 October 1066) was for the last nine months of his life King of England. He died at the Battle of Hastings.
Harold Powers8Harold Stone Powers (August 5, 1928 – March 15, 2007) was an American musicologist.
Harper, Ben29Benjamin Chase "Ben" Harper (born October 28, 1969) is an American singer-songwriter musician and two-time Grammy Award winner, known for his guitar-playing skills, vocals, live performances and activism.
Harper, Stephen68Stephen Harper (born April 30, 1959, in Toronto, Ontario) is the Prime Minister of Canada. Harper is leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, a party created from the merger of the Canadian Alliance Party (formerly the Reform Party) and the Progressive Conservative Party.
Harriet Beecher Stowe72Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe (14 June 1811 – 1 July 1896) was an American abolitionist and writer, most famous as the author of the anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Harriet Tubman19Harriet Tubman (c. 1822 – 10 March 1913), also known as Moses, was an African-American abolitionist. An escaped slave, she worked as a farmhand, lumberjack, laundress, cook, refugee organizer, raid leader, intelligence gatherer, nurse, healer, revival speaker, feminist, fundraiser, and conductor on the Underground Railroad.
Harrington, Michael5Edward Michael Harrington (February 24, 1928 – July 31, 1989) was an American democratic socialist, writer, and political activist.
Harris, Arthur Travers4Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Arthur Travers Harris, 1st Baronet (13 April 1892 – 5 April 1984) was a British air marshal during World War II.
Harris, Eoghan4Eoghan Harris (born 1943) is an Irish journalist, columnist and politician.
Harris, Frank10Frank Harris (February 14, 1856 – August 27, 1931) was a controversial journalist, biographer and fiction-writer, born James Thomas Harris in Ireland, who took US citizenship in 1921. He is best remembered for his friendship with Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw, and for his scandalous and sometimes true autobiography, My Life and Loves.
Harris, Joel Chandler12Joel Chandler Harris (December 9,1848 – July 3, 1908) was an American journalist born in Eatonton, Georgia who wrote the Uncle Remus stories.
Harris, Judith Rich5Judith Rich Harris (born 10 February 1938) is a psychologist and the author of The Nurture Assumption: Why Children Turn Out the Way They Do and No Two Alike: Human Nature and Human Individuality, as well as several textbooks.
Harris, Katherine7Katherine Harris (born April 5, 1957) was a second-term member of the United States House of Representatives for Florida's 13th congressional district until she left Congress to make an unsuccessful run for the Senate in 2006. She was first seated in the House in January 2003 after winning election in the 2002 election. She came to national attention while serving as Florida Secretary of State, responsible for presiding over the state results of the closely contested 2000 U.S. presidential election.
Harris, Martin2Martin Harris (May 18, 1783 – July 10, 1875) underwrote the first printing of The Book of Mormon and also served as one of Three Witnesses who testified that they had seen the Golden Plates from which the Book of Mormon had been transcribed.
Harris, Neil Patrick4Neil Patrick Harris (born 15 June 1973) is an American actor and magician.
Harris, Robert3Robert Dennis Harris (born 7 March 1957) is an English novelist. He is a former journalist and BBC television reporter.
Harris, Roy1Roy Ellsworth Harris (12 February 1898 – 1 October 1979) was an American composer.
Harris, Sam93Sam Harris (born April 9, 1967) is an American author, philosopher, public intellectual, and neuroscientist, as well as the co-founder and CEO of Project Reason. He is the author of The End of Faith (2004), which won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction in 2005 and appeared on The New York Times best seller list for 33 weeks, Letter to a Christian Nation (2006), The Moral Landscape (2010), Lying (2011), Free Will (2012), and most recently Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion (2014).
Harris, Seymour E.1Seymour Edwin Harris (8 September 1897 - 27 October 1974) was an American economist, born in New York City and educated at Harvard.
Harris, Sydney J.30Sydney J. Harris (14 September 1917 in London – 8 December 1986 in Chicago) was a syndicated essayist and drama critic.
Harris, William Torrey2William Torrey Harris (10 September 1835 – 5 November 1909) was an American educator, and lexicographer. He was the US Commissioner of Education from 1889 to 1906, and was the editor-in-chief of Webster's New International Dictionary (1909).
Harris, Wilson15Sir Theodore Wilson Harris (born 24 March 1921) is a Guyanese writer. He initially wrote poetry, but has since become a well-known novelist and essayist. His writing style is often said to be abstract and densely metaphorical, and his subject matter wide-ranging.
Harrison, Barbara Grizzuti1Barbara Grizzuti Harrison (14 September 1934 – 24 April 2002) was an American journalist, essayist and memoirist.
Harrison, Benjamin15Benjamin Harrison (20 August 1833 – 13 March 1901) was the 23rd (1889–1893) President of the United States of America.
Harrison, Dhani10Dhani Harrison (born 1 August 1978) is an English musician and the son of George Harrison of The Beatles.
Harrison, Edward Robert2Edward R. (Ted) Harrison (8 January 1919 – 29 January 2007) was a British astronomer and cosmologist, who spent much of his career at the University of Massachusetts and University of Arizona. He is noted for his work about the increase of fluctuations in the expanding universe, for his explanation of Olbers' Paradox, and for his books on cosmology for lay readers.
Harrison, George26George Harrison (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) British songwriter, musician and film producer most famous as a member of The Beatles.
Harrison, Harry11Harry Harrison is the pen name of Henry Maxwell Dempsey (12 March 1925 – 15 August 2012), an American science fiction author most famous for his character the Stainless Steel Rat and the novel Make Room! Make Room! (1966), the basis for the film Soylent Green (1973).
Harrison, Sabrina Ward5Sabrina Ward Harrison (born 1975 in Montreal) is a Canadian artist, writer, photographer and motivational speaker.
Harrison, Tony4Tony Harrison (born 30 April 1937) is an English poet, playwright and translator whose Yorkshire working-class origins have informed much of his work.
Harrison, William Henry3William Henry Harrison (February 9, 1773 – April 4, 1841) was the ninth President of the United States. Harrison first gained national fame as a war hero, defeating American Indians at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811 and earning the nickname "Tippecanoe" (or "Old Tippecanoe"). Harrison died exactly one month into his term, making his presidency briefer than any before or since. He was also the first U.S. president to die in office.
Harry Belafonte16Harold George Belafonte, Jr. (born 1 March, 1927) is an African-American musician, actor and social activist, born in New York, New York, United States of Jamaican ancestry. He was dubbed the "King of Calypso" for popularizing the Caribbean musical style in the 1950s. Belafonte is perhaps best known for singing the "Banana Boat Song", with its signature lyric "Day-O". Throughout his career, he has been an advocate for civil rights and humanitarian causes. In recent years he was a vocal critic of the policies of the George W. Bush presidential administration.
Harry Greb4Harry Greb (born Edward Henry Greb on June 6, 1894 in Pittsburgh to Pius and Annie Greb; died October 22, 1926) was a boxer. He was World Middleweight boxing Champion from 1923 to 1926 and American Light Heavyweight title holder 1922 - 1923. He fought a recorded 299 times in his 13 year-career, against the best opposition the talent-rich 1920's could provide him, frequently squaring off against light-heavyweights and even heavyweights.
Harry Paget Flashman8Brigadier-General Sir Harry Paget Flashman VC KCB KCIE (5th May 1822-1915) is a bullying, debauched fictional character originally created by the author Thomas Hughes in Tom Brown's School Days (1857), and used as the basis of a series of historical novels by the 20th-century author George MacDonald Fraser.
Harry Secombe4Harry Secombe (8 September 1921 – 11 April 2001) was a Welsh comedian and singer, most famous for his role as Neddy Seagoon, the pivotal character in the Goon Show.
Harsanyi, John12John Charles Harsanyi (May 29, 1920 – August 9, 2000) was a Hungarian economist, best known for his contributions to the study of game theory and economic reasoning in political and moral philosophy as well as contributing to the study of equilibrium selection. For his work, he was a co-recipient along with John Nash and Reinhard Selten of the 1994 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics.
Hart, David Bentley4David Bentley Hart (born 1965) is an Eastern Orthodox theologian, philosopher, and cultural commentator.
Hart, John8John Hart (born 1965) is an American novelist.
Hart, Lorenz7Lorenz Hart (May 2, 1895 – November 22, 1943) was an American lyricist, famous for his work with Richard Rodgers.
Harte, Bret15Francis Bret Harte (August 25, 1839 – May 6, 1902) was an American author and poet, best remembered for his accounts of pioneering life in California.
Harte, Walter6Walter Harte (1709–1774) was an English poet and historian. He was a friend of Alexander Pope, and a noted writer on husbandry.
Hartigan, Grace5Grace Hartigan (March 28, 1922 – November 15, 2008) was an Abstract Expressionist painter. She gained her reputation as part of the New York School of artists who emerged in New York City during the 1940s and 1950s.
Hartley Shawcross, Baron Shawcross7Hartley William Shawcross, Baron Shawcross (4 February 1902 – 10 July 2003) was a British barrister and politician, probably most famous for his role as the lead British prosecutor at the Nuremberg War Crimes tribunal.
Hartley, L.P.5Leslie Poles Hartley (30 December 1895 – 13 December 1972) was a British writer.
Hartley, Marsden24Marsden Hartley (January 4, 1877 – September 2, 1943) was an American Modernist painter and poet in the early 20th century. He lived and worked several years in Europe (Germany and France, Aix en Provence). The landscape was his favourite subject; Cézanne was his great inspiration, together with William Blake and Emerson's writings.
Hartlib, Samuel3Samuel Hartlib (ca. 1600 – 10 March 1662) was a German-British polymath. An active promoter and expert writer in many fields, he was interested in science, medicine, agriculture, politics, and education.
Hartman, Phil18Phil Hartman (24 September 1948 – 28 May 1998) was a Canadian-born American graphic artist, writer, actor, voice artist and comedian.
Hartnell, William4William Hartnell (8 January 1908 – 23 April 1975) was a British actor; he was the first Doctor Who.
Hartshorne, Charles21Charles Hartshorne (June 5, 1897 – October 9, 2000) was a prominent American philosopher who concentrated primarily on the philosophy of religion and metaphysics. He developed the neoclassical idea of God and produced a modal proof of the existence of God that was a development of St. Anselm's Ontological Argument. Hartshorne is also noted for developing Alfred North Whitehead's process philosophy into process theology.
Hartshorne, Richard12Richard Hartshorne (December 12, 1899 – November 5, 1992) was a prominent American geographer, and professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who was specialized in economic and political geography and the philosophy of geography. He is particularly known for his 1939 methodological work The Nature of Geography.
Harutyunyan, Mikael8Mikael Harutyunyan (born February 10, 1946) is the 7th Defence Minister of Armenia since April 4, 2007. Harutyunyan was born and grew up in the village of Sagiyan in central Azerbaijan. In 1994 he was promoted to the rank of Major General and was assigned as the Chief of General Staff of Armenian Armed Forces - First Deputy Minister of Defence. In 1996, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General and in 2002 to the rank of Colonel General by the decree of the President of the Republic of Armenia. On March 26, 2007, Serzh Sargsyan, who was the Defence Minister, was appointed Prime Minister of Armenia after the sudden death of Andranik Margaryan. The post was vacant until April 4, 2007 when Colonel-General Mikael Harutyunyan was appointed to the post of Defence Minister.
Harvey, David38David Harvey (born October 31, 1935) is an English geographer and the Distinguished Professor of Geography and Anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). His work has contributed greatly to broad social and political debate, most recently he has been credited with helping to bring back social class and Marxist methods as serious methodological tools in the critique of global capitalism, particularly in its neoliberal form.
Harvey, Paul26Paul Harvey Aurandt (4 September 1918 – 28 February 2009) was an American radio broadcaster, famous for his idiosyncratic delivery of news stories with dramatic pauses, quirky intonations, and many of his standard lead-ins and sign offs.
Harvey, William11William Harvey (April 1 1578 – June 3 1657) was an English physician. He was the first to describe completely and in detail the systemic circulation and properties of blood being pumped to the brain and body by the heart.
Hasan al-Askari11Hasan ibn ‘Alī al-‘Askarī (Arabic: حسن بن علي العسكري‎; 846–874 AD) was the eleventh Twelver Shī‘ah Imām. He was the son of ‘Alī an-Naqī and was the ninth generation grandson of Muhammad.
Hasan al-Basri4Hasan Al-Basri or Saint Hasan of Basra (Arabic: الحسن البصري‎; full name: Al-Hasan ibn Abi-l-Hasan al-Basri) (642–728) was a well-known Sunni preacher, theologian, saint and scholar of Islam.
Hasan ibn Ali9Hasan ibn ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (Arabic: الحسن بن علي بن أﺑﻲ طالب ) ‎(625–670 AD) was the grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, the son of ‘Alī and Fātimah, as well as the second Twelver Shī‘ah Imām.
Hashimoto, Kingoro3Kingoro Hashimoto (1890–1957) was a Japanese soldier and politician, with active participation in various attempts at coup d'états and was a founder of radical secret societies. Hashimoto later was elected to the House of Representatives. The Imperial Youth Federation under his leadership had a mission of guiding the nationalist and militarist indoctrination of young people during war time, in a similar post to Baldur von Schirach and Arthur Axmann, leaders in the Hitler Youth political organization in Germany during wartime. Hashimoto was involved in the Panay incident and was a fervent supporter of aggressive policies during the Second Chinese-Japanese War period. He was sentenced to life imprisonment by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East.
Haskins, Christopher1Christopher Robin Haskins, Baron Haskins (born 1937 in Dublin, Ireland) is a British/Irish businessman and former member of the British Labour Party.
Haskins, Henry S.85Henry S. Haskins (1875–1957) was a stockbroker and man of letters. His aphorisms were edited and published anonymously with an introduction by Albert Jay Nock in 1940.
Haskins, Minnie4Minnie Haskins (1875–1957) was an English poet, best known for being quoted by King George VI in his Christmas broadcast of 1939, and university lecturer.
Hassi, Satu3Satu Hassi (born 3 June 1951 in Helsinki) is a Finnish politician and Member of the European Parliament.
Hastings, Adrian5Adrian Hastings (23 June 1929 – 30 May 2001) was an English Roman Catholic priest, historian, author, and Emeritus Professor of Theology at the University of Leeds. He wrote a book about the "Wiriyamu massacre" during the Mozambican War of Independence.
Hastings, Selina, Countess of Huntingdon1Selina, Countess of Huntingdon (24 August 1707 – 17 June 1791) was an English religious leader who played a prominent part in the religious revival of the eighteenth century and the Methodist movement in England and Wales, and has left a Christian denomination (Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion) in England and Sierra Leone.
Hata, Shunroku7Shunroku Hata (July 26, 1879 – May 10, 1962) was a field marshal in the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. He was appointed as commanding general of the Central China Expeditionary Army in February 1938, to replace General Matsui Iwane. Hata returned to China as commander-in-chief of the China Expeditionary Army in March 1941 and was the main commander at the time of the Changjiao Massacre. He was awarded the rank of field marshal on June 2, 1944. Hata was arrested by the American occupation authorities after the end of the war, and charged with war crimes. In 1948, as a result of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, he was sentenced to life imprisonment under the charges of conspiracy, waging aggressive war, and disregarding his duty to prevent atrocities. He was paroled in 1955, and died later in 1962.
Hatch, Orrin1Orrin Grant Hatch (born March 22, 1934) is a Republican United States Senator from Utah, serving since 1977.
Hatch, Tony1Tony Hatch (born 30 June 1939) is a British songwriter.
Hatfield, Juliana17Juliana Hatfield (born 27 July 1967) is an American musician and singer-songwriter from the Boston area, formerly of the indie rock band Blake Babies.
Hathaway, Anne5Anne Jacqueline Hathaway (born 12 November 1982) is an American actress
Hatshepsut2Hatsehpsut (c. 1504 BC – 1458 BC), 18th dynasty Pharaoh; one of the first female heads of state in history.
Hattersley, Roy5Roy Sydney George Hattersley, Baron Hattersley (born 28 December 1932) is a British Labour politician and journalist. He was born in Sheffield and elected as MP for Birmingham Sparkbrook in 1964, serving until 1997. Hattersley served in the cabinets of Harold Wilson and James Callaghan, and was Deputy Leader of the Labour Party from 1983 to 1992 under Neil Kinnock. Hattersley was on the right of the party during his active career but has since been increasingly critical of Tony Blair. He is an active journalist, writing columns for The Guardian and the Daily Mail.
Hatton, Ricky17Richard John "Ricky" Hatton MBE (born October 6, 1978, in Manchester) is an English boxer.
Hau Lung-pin1Hau Lung-pin (林中森; Lín Zhōngsēn; born 22 August 1952) is a politician in the Republic of China. He currently serves as the Mayor of Taipei City since 26 December 2006.
Hau Pei-tsun1Hau Pei-tsun (郝柏村; Hǎo Bǎicūn; born 13 July 1919) is a politician in the Republic of China (ROC). He was the Premier in 1990-1993.
Haugen, Robert13Robert (Bob) Arthur Haugen (born June 26, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois) is a renowned professor of theoretical finance. He is currently retired from academics and is the president of Haugen Custom Financial Systems.
Haughey, Charles7Charles James Haughey (Irish name: Cathal Ó hEochaidh) (16 September 1925 – 13 June 2006) was the sixth Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland, serving from 1979 to 1981, March 1982 to December 1982 and from 1987 to 1992. He was from the Fianna Fáil party and was known for being a forceful character.
Hauser, Arnold34Arnold Hauser (8 May 1892, Timişoara, Romania – 28 January 1978, Budapest) was a Hungarian art historian and prominent marxist in his field. He wrote on the influence of change in social structures on art.
Hautala, Heidi2Heidi Anneli Hautala (born 14 November 1955 in Oulu) a Finnish politician. She is currently Minister (2011–) and was a Member of the European Parliament (1995–2003) and (2009–2011).
Havel, Vaclav128Václav Havel (5 October 1936 – 18 December 2011) was a Czech writer and dramatist famous for his work in the Theatre of the Absurd, who became a politician and served as the last President of Czechoslovakia, and the first President of the Czech Republic.
Havelock Ellis24Havelock Ellis (February 2, 1859 – July 8, 1939) was a British doctor, sexual psychologist and social reformer.
Havelock, Eric A.5Eric Alfred Havelock (3 June 1903 – 4 April 1988) was a professor at the University of Toronto and was active in the academic milieu of the Canadian socialist movement during the 1930s. In the 1960s and 1970s, he served as chair of the classics departments at both Harvard and Yale.
Haven, Erastus Otis1Erastus Otis Haven (November 1, 1820 – August 2, 1881) was an American bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, elected in 1880.
Havergal, Frances Ridley15Frances Ridley Havergal (December 14 1836 – June 3 1879) was an English religious poet and hymn writer. Thy Life for Me is one of her best known hymns. She also wrote hymn melodies, religious tracts, and works for children.
Havnevik, Kate14Kate Havnevik (born 27 October 1975) is a Norwegian singer and songwriter from Oslo.
Havok, Davey22Davey Havok (born 20 November 1975) is an American singer, actor and fashion designer, best known as the vocalist of the bands AFI and Blaqk Audio. Havok is an outspoken advocate of the straight edge lifestyle, veganism, and atheism.
Hawke, Ethan22Ethan Green Hawke (born November 6, 1970) is an American actor, writer and film director. He has been nominated for Academy Awards as an actor and as a writer. He has also received a Tony Award nomination for his stage work.
Hawken, Paul1Paul Hawken (born February 8, 1946, in California) is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, and author.
Hawker, Robert1Robert Stephen Hawker (3 December 1803 – 15 August 1875), often known as "Stephen Hawker", was an Anglican clergyman, poet and antiquarian of Cornwall.
Hawking, Stephen79Stephen William Hawking CH CBE FRS (born January 8, 1942) is a British theoretical physicist.
Hawkins, Henry5Henry Hawkins, 1st Baron Brampton PC, QC (14 September 1817 – 6 October 1907), known as Sir Henry Hawkins between 1876 and 1899, was an English judge. He served as a Judge of the High Court of Justice between 1876 and 1898.
Hawkins, Jeff1Jeff Hawkins (born June 1, 1957) is the founder of Palm Computing (where he invented the Palm Pilot) and Handspring (where he invented the Treo).
Hawkins, Ronnie2Ronald Hawkins (born January 10, 1935), generally known as Ronnie Hawkins, is a Juno Award-winning rockabilly musician whose career has spanned more than half a century. Though his career began in Arkansas, USA, where he'd been born and raised, it was in Ontario, Canada where he found success and settled for most of his life. He is considered highly influential in the establishment and evolution of rock music in Canada.
Hawkins, Sophie B.13Sophie Ballantine Hawkins (born 1 November 1967) is an American singer, songwriter, artist and actress.
Hawkins, Spike2Spike Hawkins (born 1943 in Liverpool) is a British poet, best known for his "Pig poetry".
Hawkins, Trip3William M. 'Trip' Hawkins III (born 1953) is a Silicon Valley American entrepreneur and founder of Electronic Arts, The 3DO Company and Digital Chocolate.
Hawley, Steven1Steven A. Hawley (born December 12, 1951) is an American astronomer and astronaut.
Hawthorne, Nathaniel82Nathaniel Hawthorne (4 July 1804 – 19 May 1864) was a 19th-century American novelist and short story writer, best-known today for his many short stories and his romance novels The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables, The Blithedale Romance, and The Marble Faun.
Hawtrey, Ralph George13Sir Ralph George Hawtrey (22 November 1879 – 21 March 1975) was a British economist, and a close friend of John Maynard Keynes. He was a member of the Cambridge Apostles, the University of Cambridge intellectual secret society.
Hayakawa, S. I.25Samuel Ichiye Hayakawa (July 18, 1906 – February 27, 1992) was a Canadian-born American academic and political figure. He was an English professor, served as president of San Francisco State University and then a United States Senator from California from 1977 to 1983.
Hayden White7Hayden White (born July 12, 1928, Martin, Tennessee) is a historian.
Hayden, Carl9Carl Hayden (1877-10-02–1972-01-25) U.S. Representative from Arizona (1912-1927) and U.S. Senator from Arizona (1927-1969).
Hayden, Michael1Michael Vincent Hayden (born March 17, 1945) is a retired United States Air Force four-star general and former Director of the National Security Agency and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Hayden, Patrick Nielsen5Patrick Nielsen Hayden (born January 2, 1959) is a science fiction editor, writer, teacher, and musician. He is also a commentator on many matters in publishing and on politics, not a few of which can be found on the blog he writes with his wife, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, called Making Light.
Hayden, Robert5Robert Earl Hayden (August 4, 1913 – February 25, 1980), born Asa Bundy Sheffey, was an American poet, essayist, and educator. From 1976 to 1978, Hayden was Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, the position which in 1985 became the Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress.
Hayden, Sterling5Sterling Hayden (March 26, 1916 – May 23, 1986) was an American actor, writer and seaman.
Hayden, Teresa Nielsen2Teresa Nielsen Hayden (born 21 March 1956) is an American science fiction editor, fanzine writer, essayist, and teacher. She works at Tor Books and maintains a blog called Making Light, both in the company of her husband, Patrick Nielsen Hayden.
Haydn, Joseph3Joseph Haydn (March 31 1732 – May 31 1809) was one of the most prominent composers of the Classical period, and is called by some the "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet".
Hayek, Friedrich224Friedrich August von Hayek CH (8 May 1899 - 23 March 1992) was an Austrian, later British, economist and philosopher most famous for his defense of classical liberalism. In 1974, Hayek shared the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (with Gunnar Myrdal) for his "pioneering work in the theory of money and economic fluctuations and … penetrating analysis of the interdependence of economic, social and institutional phenomena". (Nobel Memorial Prize, 1974)
Hayek, Salma29Salma Hayek Jiménez (born 2 September 1966) is a Mexican actress, born in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico.
Hayes, Darren2Darren Stanley Hayes (born 8 May 1972, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) is a singer-songwriter. He is perhaps best known for his part in the hugely popular duo Savage Garden, whose international hit singles included the songs "I Want You," "To The Moon And Back," "I Knew I Loved You," and "Truly Madly Deeply."
Hayes, Helen17Helen Hayes (10 October 1900 – 17 March 1993) American actress; one of the few people who has won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award; born Helen Hayes Brown
Hayes, J. Milton3John Milton Hayes (1884–1940) was an English actor and poet.
Hayes, Rutherford B.69Rutherford Birchard Hayes (October 4, 1822 – January 17, 1893) was an American politician, lawyer, military leader and 19th President of the United States (1877–1881).
Hayes, Woody1Woody Hayes (1913–1987) was football coach at Ohio State University from 1951-1979
Hayley Jensen38Hayley Jensen (born 7 January 1983), is the 4th finalist for the 2nd season of Australian Idol. These are the quotations from her performances.
Hayne, Paul Hamilton2Paul Hamilton Hayne (January 1, 1830 – July 6, 1886) was a nineteenth century Southern poet, critic, and editor of minor but historical distinction.
Hayne, Robert Y.4Robert Young Hayne (November 10, 1791 – September 24, 1839) was a United States Senator from South Carolina.
Hays, John7John Milton Hay (October 8, 1838 – July 1, 1905) was an American statesman, diplomat, author, journalist, and private secretary and assistant to Abraham Lincoln. He served as United States Secretary of State from 1898 to 1905 under presidents William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt.
Hayward, Tony1Anthony Bryan "Tony" Hayward CCMI (born 21 May 1957) is the Chief Executive of oil and energy company BP Group, taking over from John Browne, Baron Browne of Madingley on 1 May 2007.
Haywood, Bill7William Dudley "Big Bill" Haywood (February 4, 1869 – May 18, 1928) was a prominent figure in American radical unionism as a leader of the Western Federation of Miners (WFM) and later as a founding member and leader of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).
Hayworth, Rita10Rita Hayworth (17 October 1918 – 14 May 1987) was an American actress and dancer.
Hazare, Anna1Kisan Baburao Hazare (Marathi: किसन बाबुराव हजारे) (born 15 January 1940), popularly known as Anna Hazare (Marathi: अण्णा हजारे), is an Indian social activist who is especially recognised for his contribution to the development of Ralegan Siddhi, a village in Parner taluka of Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra, India and his efforts for establishing it as a model village, for which he was awarded the Padma Bhushan—the third-highest civilian award—by the government of India in 1992.
Hazlitt, Henry10Henry Stuart Hazlitt (November 28, 1894 – July 9, 1993) was an American journalist who wrote about business and economics for such publications as The Wall Street Journal, The Nation, he American Mercury, Newsweek, and The New York Times.
Hazlitt, William173William Hazlitt (April 10 1778 – September 18 1830) was an English writer remembered for his humanistic essays and literary criticism. He is sometimes esteemed the greatest English literary critic after Samuel Johnson.
Head, Anthony Stewart11Anthony Stewart Head (born February 20, 1954) is a British actor in theatre, television and films but most widely known for his role in the American television drama series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the role of Frank N Furter in the London revival of The Rocky Horror Show, and a series of coffee commercials in Britain and the US.
Healey, Denis28Denis Winston Healey, Baron Healey PC (born 30 August 1917) is a British Labour politician and former Defence Secretary and Chancellor of the Exechequer.
Healy, Dermot19Dermot Healy (born 1947) is an Irish novelist, playwright, poet and short story writer. He is known for his versatility, his wide-ranging writing ability and tendency to mix and merge different forms.
Heaney, Seamus10Seamus Justin Heaney (13 April 1939 – 30 August 2013) was a Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet.
Heard, Mark37John Mark Heard (1951-12-16 - 1992-08-06) was a record producer, folk-rock singer and songwriter.
Hearn, Lafcadio11Patricio Lafcadio Carlos Hearne (27 June 1850 – 26 September 1904) was a Greek-born journalist, author and academic. He was brought up in Ireland and lived for many years in the United States before moving to Japan, taking Japanese citizenship, and adopting the name Yakumo Koizumi.
Hearns, Thomas1Thomas Hearns (born October 18, 1958, in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American 7-time world champion professional boxer.
Heat-Moon, William Least7William Least Heat-Moon, also named William Lewis Trogdon (born August 27, 1939), is an American travel writer and historian of English, Irish, and Osage ancestry.
Heath, Edward36Sir Edward Richard George Heath KG MBE (9 July 1916 – 17 July 2005) was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom for three and a half years at the beginning of the 1970s. Heath, who was a Conservative, broke with the tradition of upper-class and aristocratic leaders, as the son of a carpenter. Elected as an MP in 1950, he rose through the ministerial ranks during the 1950s and 1960s, winning the leadership of his party in 1965. Despite some personal unpopularity, he unexpectedly won the 1970 general election. In power his government successfully took the United Kingdom into the European Community but suffered economic difficulties and trade union unrest. Seeking to establish a mandate to take on striking miners, Heath called an early general election in 1974 and lost. He was deposed from the leadership by Margaret Thatcher in 1975 and a large part of his subsequent life seemed to be spent complaining about her policies.
Heath, Lyman3Lyman Heath (mis-named in some accounts as Leonard Heath) (24 August 1804 – 30 July 1870) was an American vocalist and composer.
Heaviside, Oliver6Oliver Heaviside (18 May 1850 – 3 February 1925) was a self-taught English electrical engineer, mathematician, and physicist who adapted complex numbers to the study of electrical circuits, invented mathematical techniques to the solution of differential equations (later found to be equivalent to Laplace transforms), reformulated Maxwell's field equations in terms of electric and magnetic forces and energy flux, and independently co-formulated vector analysis.
Heazlewood, Justin2Justin Heazlewood (born June 12, 1980) is an Australian writer, humourist and musician.
Heber, Reginald22Reginald Heber (21 April 1783 – 3 April 1826) was an English bishop, now remembered chiefly as a hymn-writer.
Hedayat, Sadegh9Sadegh Hedayat (17 February 1903 – 4 April 1951) was Iran's foremost modern writer of prose fiction and short stories.
Hedberg, Mitch98Mitch Hedberg (24 February 1968 – 30 March 2005) was an American stand-up comic known for his odd subject matter, subdued delivery and memorable routines that often consisted of a string of one-line non sequiturs.
Hedges, Chris30Chris Hedges (born 18 September 1956 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont) is a war journalist and the author of War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2002) and What Every Person Should Know about War (2003).
Heenan, Bobby287Bobby "The Brain" Heenan (born Raymond Louis Heenan on November 1, 1944, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American professional wrestling manager and color commentator. He is legendary in the business for his skill in drawing heel heat for himself and his wrestlers, and for his masterful on-screen repartee with Gorilla Monsoon as a color commentator.
Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich113Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (27 August 1770 – 14 November 1831) was a German philosopher, most famous for attempting to elaborate a comprehensive and systematic ontology from a logical starting point.
Hegley, John4John Hegley (born 1 October 1953) is an English performance poet and musician.
Heidegger, Martin70Martin Heidegger (26 September 1889 – 26 May 1976) was a German philosopher. His book Being and Time (1927) is widely regarded as one of the most important philosophy texts of the 20th Century, but Heidegger's involvement with the Nazis has led to much controversy and debate.
Heifetz, Jascha10Jascha Heifetz (2 February 1901 – 10 December 1987) was a Lithuanian-born American violinist.
Heighl, Katherine13Katherine Heigl (born 24 November 1978) is an American actress and producer.
Heighton, Steven1Steven Heighton (born August 14, 1961) is a Canadian novelist, short story writer and poet.
Heilbron, John L.4John Lewis Heilbron (born 17 March 1934), is an American historian of science best known for his work in the history of physics and the history of astronomy.
Heilbroner, Robert37Robert Heilbroner (March 24, 1919 – January 4, 2005) was an American economist and historian of economic thought.
Heimel, Cynthia1Cynthia Heimel (born 1947 in Philadelphia) is a feminist humorist writer from Oakland, California. She is a columnist and the author of satirical books primarily aimed at a female readership and known for their unusual titles, as well as a playwright and television writer.
Hein, Piet34Piet Hein (16 December 1905 – 18 April 1996) was a Danish mathematician, scientist, inventor, and poet. He often wrote using the pseudonym Kumbel (Old Norse for "tombstone").
Heindel, Max3Max Heindel (23 July 1865 – 6 January 1919), born Carl Louis von Grasshoff, was a Christian occultist, astrologer, and mystic.
Heine, Heinrich48Christian Johann Heinrich Heine (December 13, 1797 – February 17, 1856) was a journalist, an essayist, and one of the most significant German romantic poets. Jewish by birth, he converted to Christianity as an adult.
Heinlein, Robert A.213Robert Anson Heinlein (7 July 1907 – 8 May 1988) was one of the most popular, influential, and controversial authors of science fiction of the 20th Century.
Heinrich Neuhaus4Heinrich Gustavovich Neuhaus (Russian: Ге́нрих Густа́вович Нейга́уз, Genrikh Gustavovič Nejgauz; 12 April O.S. 31 March 1888 – October 10, 1964) was a Soviet pianist and pedagogue of German extraction.
Heinrich Schenker2Heinrich Schenker (June 19, 1868, Wisniowczyki Ukraine – January 13, 1935, Vienna) was a music theorist, best known for his approach to musical analysis, now usually called Schenkerian analysis.
Heinrich, Bernd2Bernd Heinrich, Ph.D (born 19 April 1940) is a professor in the zoology department at the University of Vermont and is the author of a number of books about nature writing, zoology, ecology, and evolution.
Heins, Thorsten3Thorsten Heins (born 1957) was chief executive officer of BlackBerry (then Research In Motion) from January 2012 to November 2013.
Heinse, Johann1Johann Jakob Wilhelm Heinse (February 16, 1749 – June 22, 1803) was a German novelist and art critic who influenced the romantic school.
Heisenberg, Werner26Werner Karl Heisenberg (5 December 1901 – 1 February 1976) was a German physicist, Nobel laureate, and one of the founders of the field of quantum mechanics.
Heldal-Lund, Andreas1Andreas Heldal-Lund (born December 10, 1964, in Oslo) is a Norwegian anti-Scientology activist best known for operating the website Operation Clambake.
Helen Garner17Helen Garner (born 1942) Australian novelist, journalist and writer.
Heller, Joseph74Joseph Heller (1 May 1923 – 12 December 1999) was an American novelist and playwright.
Heller, Robert21Robert Heller (June 10, 1932 – August 28, 2012) was a British management journalist, management consultant, author of a series of management books, and the founding editor of Management Today.
Hellman, Lillian15Lillian Florence Hellman (20 June 1905 – 30 June 1984) was an American playwright.
Helmholtz, Hermann von10Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz (31 August 1821 – 8 September 1894) was a German physician and physicist who made significant contributions to several widely varied areas of modern science.
Helms, Jesse Alexander2Jesse Alexander Helms (October 18, 1921 – July 4, 2008) was a former five-term Republican U.S. Senator from North Carolina.
Helmsley, Leona3Leona Helmsley (July 4 1920 – August 20 2007) was a billionaire New York City hotel operator and real estate investor. She was a flamboyant personality and had a reputation for tyrannical behavior that earned her the nickname "Queen of Mean." She was convicted of federal income tax evasion and other crimes in 1989 and served 19 months in prison (and two more months in house arrest), after receiving an initial sentence of 16 years.
Helnwein, Gottfried22Gottfried Helnwein (born October 8, 1948, in Vienna) is an Austrian-Irish fine artist, photographer and installation and performance artist.
Helprin, Mark1Mark Helprin (born June 28, 1947) is an American novelist, journalist, conservative commentator, Senior Fellow of the Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy, Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, and Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Helu, Carlos Slim1Carlos Slim Helú (Spanish pronunciation: ˈkaɾlos esˈlim eˈlu; born January 28, 1940) is a Mexican business magnate and philanthropist who as of 2011 is the richest person in the world, for the second year in a row. He is the chairman and chief executive of telecommunications companies Telmex and América Móvil and has extensive holdings in other Mexican companies through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso SAB, as well as business interests elsewhere in the world.
Helvarg, David4David Helvarg (born April 10, 1951) is an American journalist and environmental activist.
Helvetius, Claude Adrien7Claude Adrien Helvétius (26 January or 26 February 1715 (sources differ) – 26 December 1771) was a French philosopher and littérateur.
Hemans, Felicia17Felicia Dorothea Hemans (September 25, 1793 – May 16, 1835) was an English poet.
Heminway, Ernest191Ernest Hemingway (21 July 1899 – 2 July 1961) was an American novelist and short story writer whose works are characterized by terse minimalism and understatement. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954.
Hempel, Amy6Amy Hempel (born December 14, 1951) is an American short story writer, journalist, and university professor at Brooklyn College.
Hemsworth, Liam12Liam Hemsworth (born January 13, 1990) is an Australian actor. He took the role of Josh Taylor in the soap opera Neighbours and as "Marcus" on the children's television series The Elephant Princess. In 2010, he starred in the American film The Last Song and in 2012, he starred as Gale Hawthorne in The Hunger Games. Hemsworth's elder brothers, Luke and Chris, are also actors and provided a path for Hemsworth to emulate.
Henderson, Harold Gould1Harold Gould Henderson (1889–1974) was an American academic, art historian and Japanologist
Henderson, Smith5Smith Henderson (born January 3, 1954) is the recipient of the 2011 PEN Emerging Writers Award in fiction. He was a Philip Roth Resident in Creative Writing at Bucknell University, a Pushcart Prize winner, and a fellow at the Michener Center for Writers in Austin, Texas. Born and raised in Montana, he now lives in Portland, Oregon.
Henderson, Virginia)1Virginia Avenel Henderson (November 30, 1897 – March 19, 1996) was an American nurse, researcher, theorist and author.
Hendrix, Jimmy36James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (27 November 1942 – 18 September 1970), born Johnny Allen Hendrix, was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter.
Hendry, Steven1Stephen Hendry MBE (born January 13, 1969, in South Queensferry, Edinburgh) is a Scottish professional snooker player and seven time World Champion. He spent a record eight consecutive years at no. 1 in the world rankings and was the youngest ever snooker World Champion at 21. He is one of the most successful players in the history of the sport.
Henle, Jacob2Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle (July 9, 1809 – May 13, 1885) was a German pathologist and anatomist, born at Fürth, in Franconia.
Henley, Don5Donald Hugh Henley (born July 22, 1947 in Gilmer, Texas) is an American rock musician who is the drummer and one of the lead singers and songwriters of the band The Eagles. He has since had a successful solo career and has played a founding role in several charitable causes.
Henley, William Ernest26William Ernest Henley (23 August 1849 – 11 July 1903) was an English poet, critic and editor.
Hennacy, Ammon13Ammon Hennacy (24 July 1893 – 14 January 1970) was an American Christian anarchist, Christian pacifist, and social activist.
Hennigan, John40John Zafir Hennigan (born October 3, 1979) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring names John Morrison and Johnny Nitro. He is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) performing on its SmackDown brand.
Henningsen, Poul1Poul Henningsen (September 9 1894 – January 31 1967), Danish author, architect and critic, was one of the leading figures of the cultural life of Denmark between the World Wars. In Denmark, he is often referred to as PH.
Henri Bourassa1Joseph-Napoléon-Henri Bourassa (September 1, 1868 – August 31, 1952) was a French Canadian political leader and publisher.
Henri Michaux7Henri Michaux (24 May 1899 – 18 October 1984) was a Belgian writer and painter.
Henri of Luxembourg11Grand Duke Henri (born April 16 1955) is the Grand Duke of Luxembourg and Head of the House of Nassau-Weilburg.
Henri, Adrian9Adrian Henri (10 April 1932 – 21 December 2000) was an English poet and painter from Liverpool, best known as one of three poets in the best-selling anthology The Mersey Sound. (The other two were Brian Patten and Roger McGough.) They became known during the 1960s as part of the boom for the city brought about by The Beatles.
Henry Calvert Simons1Henry Calvert Simons (October 9, 1899 – June 19, 1946) was an American economist at the University of Chicago. His anti-trust and monetarist models influenced the Chicago school of economics.
Henry Dudeney1Henry Ernest Dudeney (10 April 1857 – 23 April 1930) was an English author and mathematician.
Henry Fairfield Osborn4Henry Fairfield Osborn (August 8, 1857 – November 6, 1935) was an American geologist, paleontologist, and eugenicist. He described and named the Ornitholestes in 1903, Tyrannosaurus rex in 1905, the Pentaceratops in 1923, and the Velociraptor in 1924.
Henry IV of France1Henry IV (13 December 1553 – 14 May 1610), also known by the epithet "Good King Henry", was King of Navarre (as Henry III) from 1572 to 1610 and King of France from 1589 to 1610. He was the first French monarch of the House of Bourbon.
Henry James87Henry James, OM (15 April 1843 – 2 February 1916), brother of the philosopher and psychologist William James, was an American-born author and literary critic of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Henry L. Stimson3Henry L. Stimson (September 21, 1867 – October 20, 1950) was an American statesman, who served as Secretary of War, Governor-General of the Philippines, and Secretary of State at various times.
Henry Nettleship1Henry Nettleship (5 May 1839 – 10 July 1893) was an English classical scholar.
Henry of Huntingdon6Henricus Huntendunensis or Henry of Huntingdon (c. 1082 – c. 1160) was an Anglo-Norman churchman and chronicler. His Historia Anglorum covers English history as far as the accession of Henry II.
Henry of Wales, Prince1Prince Henry of Wales (Henry Charles Albert David Mountbatten-Windsor; born September 15, 1984; commonly known as Prince Harry) is the younger son of Charles, Prince of Wales and his first wife, the late Diana, Princess of Wales. He is fourth in the line of succession to the British Throne and the thrones of the other Commonwealth Realms, behind his father, his elder brother, Prince William of Wales and his nephew, Prince William's son. He is a grandson of Queen Elizabeth II.
Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke8Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke (September 16, 1678 – December 12, 1751) was an English statesman and philosopher.
Henry Suso25The Blessed Henry Suso (21 March c. 1300 – 25 January 1366), also known as Amandus or Heinrich Seuse, was a German-Swiss mystic of the Catholic Church, born at Überlingen on Lake Constance, he died in Ulm and was declared Blessed in 1831 by Pope Gregory XVI, who assigned his feast in the Dominican Order to 2 March. He was, along with his friend and contemporary Johannes Tauler, one of a triumvirate of thinkers belonging to the Rhineland school, also called The Rheno-Flemish school, of Catholic mysticism of which Meister Eckhart was the founder and supreme proponent. Blessed Jan Van Ruusbroec is also sometimes held to be a mystical teacher of this school.
Henry Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston61Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (20 October 1784 - 18 October 1865) was a British Whig and Liberal statesman and Prime Minister from 1855-1858 and 1859-1865.
Henry VII of England1Henry VII (January 28 1457 – April 21 1509) was a king of England, and the first monarch of the Tudor dynasty.
Henry VIII of England11Henry VIII (June 28, 1491 – January 28, 1547) was king of England from 1509 to 1547.
Henry, Matthew37Matthew Henry (October 18, 1662 – June 22, 1714) was an English non-conformist clergyman. He became minister of a Presbyterian congregation at Chester in 1687, removing in 1712 to Mare Street, Hackney. Two years later, he died suddenly of apoplexy at Nantwich while on a journey from Chester to London.
Henry, O.36O. Henry (September 11, 1862 – June 5, 1910) was the pen name of William Sydney Porter, a short-story writer famous for his use of twist endings.
Henry, Patrick20Patrick Henry (29 May 1736 – 6 June 1799) was a prominent figure in the American Revolution, known and remembered primarily for his stirring oratory.
Henry, William A., III8William Alan Henry III (1950 – June 28, 1994) was an award-winning American cultural critic and author.
Henry,Moore12Henry Moore OM CH FBA (30 July 1898 – 31 August 1986) was an English artist and sculptor, best known for his abstract monumental bronzes, which can be seen in many places around the world as public works of art.
Henryson, Robert13Robert Henryson or Robert Henderson (c. 1430 – c. 1490) was a Scottish Chaucerian poet or makar, best known for his Morall Fabillis and The Testament of Cresseid.
Henshaw, Joseph1Joseph Henshaw (1608–1679) was bishop of Peterborough in the East of England from 1663 until his death.
Hepburn, Audrey15Audrey Hepburn (4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993) was an Belgian born English actress; born Audrey Kathleen Ruston, she became Audrey Hepburn-Ruston when her father appended Hepburn to his surname.
Hepburn, Katharine2Katharine Houghton Hepburn (12 May 1907 – 29 June 2003) was an American actress of film, television and stage.
Heppenstall, Rayner1John Rayner Heppenstall (27 July 1911 – 23 May 1981) was a British novelist, poet, diarist, and a BBC radio producer.
Hepworth, Barbara10Jocelyn Barbara Hepworth DBE (10 January 1903 – 20 May 1975) was a major British sculptor and artist of the twentieth century.
Heraclitus34Heraclitus of Ephesus (Ἡράκλειτος, Herakleitos; c. 535 BC – 475 BC) was a Greek philosopher, known for his doctrine of change being central to the universe, and for establishing the term Logos (λόγος) in Western philosophy as meaning both the source and fundamental order of the Cosmos.
Herbert (physicist), Nick23Nick Herbert (born September 7, 1936, Pittsburgh) is an American physicist and author, best known for his book Quantum Reality. Herbert studied Engineering Physics at the Ohio State University, graduating in 1959. He received a Ph.D. in physics from Stanford University in 1967 for work on nuclear scattering experiments.
Herbert of Cherbury, Edward Herbert, 1st Baron9Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury (March 3 1583 – August 20 1648) was a British soldier, diplomat, historian, poet, autobiographer and metaphysician, sometimes called "the father of deism". The poet George Herbert was his brother.
Herbert, A. P.19Sir Alan Patrick Herbert (24 September 1890 – 11 November 1971) was an English humorist in many literary forms, a law-reform activist, and an independent M.P. representing Oxford University.
Herbert, Anne2Anne Herbert (born 1952) is an American writer and a past assistant editor of CoEvolution Quarterly, a precursor to the Whole Earth Review.
Herbert, Frank43Frank Herbert (8 October 1920 – 11 February 1986) was an American science-fiction writer, most famous for his Dune novels.
Herbert, George267George Herbert (April 3 1593 – March 1 1633) was an English poet and orator.
Herbert, Zbigniew8Zbigniew Herbert (29 October 1924 – 28 July 1998) was a Polish poet, playwright and essayist.
Herder, Johann Gottfried17Johann Gottfried Herder (or von Herder) (August 25 1744 – December 18 1803) was a German poet, philosopher, literary critic and folksong collector. He is remembered as a theorist of the Sturm und Drang movement, and as a decisive influence on the young Goethe.
Herdt, Gilbert3Gilbert Herdt (born February 24, 1949) is an American cultural anthropologist who specializes in sexuality and gender identity-based cultures. His studies of the "Sambia" people — a pseudonym he created — of Papua New Guinea analyzes how culture and society create sexual meanings and practices.
Herford, Oliver14Oliver Herford (December 3, 1863 – July 5, 1935) was an American humorous poet and illustrator.
Herman, Jerry1Jerry Herman (born July 10, 1931) is an American composer and lyricist.
Hermann Friedrich Kohlbrugge9Hermann Friedrich Kohlbrugge (1803-1875) was a Dutch minister.
Hermann Minkowski24Hermann Minkowski (22 June 1864 – 12 January 1909) was a German mathematician and professor. He showed in 1907 that the special theory of relativity of 1905, developed by his former student Albert Einstein, could be understood geometrically as a theory of four-dimensional space-time, now known as the "Minkowski spacetime". Minkowski is also recognized for his contribution to the geometrical theory of numbers.
Hermosillo, Carmen2Carmen Hermosillo (died August 10, 2008), known by her screen name humdog, was a community manager/research analyst, essayist, and poet, best known for her 1994 essay "Pandora's Vox: On Community in Cyberspace", a widely cited critical account of virtual communities.
Hernández Colón, Rafael3Rafael Hernández Colón (born October 24, 1936) was the fourth Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico for three non-consecutive terms (1973–1977, 1985–1993).
Herodotus39Herodotus of Halicarnassus (Greek: Ἡρόδοτος, Hēródotos) (c. 484 BC – c. 425 BC) was a historian, known for his writings on the conflict between Greece and Persia, as well as the descriptions he wrote of different places and people he met on his travels.
Herr, Michael5Michael Herr (born 1940) is a writer and former war correspondent, best known as the author of Dispatches (1977), a memoir of his time as a correspondent for Esquire magazine (1967–1969) during the Vietnam War.
Herrick, Robert34Robert Herrick (baptized August 24 1591- October 1674) was a 17th century English poet. Born in Cheapside, London, he was the seventh child and fourth son of Nicholas Herrick, a prosperous goldsmith, who committed suicide when Robert was a year old.
Herriot, James7James Herriot was the pen name of James Alfred Wight (3 October 1916 – 23 February 1995), a veterinarian and writer. His best-known works are his semi-autobiographical stories, often referred to collectively as All Creatures Great and Small.
Herrmann, Alexander5Alexander Herrmann (10 February 1844 – 17 December 1896), more famous as Herrmann the Great, was a French-born magician, who broke from tradition in his performance style, interweaving comedy with his magic.
Herschel, John15Sir John Frederick William Herschel (7 March 1792 – 11 May 1871) English scientist, astronomer and mathematician; son of astronomer William Herschel, his discoveries and influence spanned several scientific fields.
Herschel, William55Sir Frederick William Herschel KH FRS (German: Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel) (15 November 1738 – 25 August 1822) was a German-born British astronomer, technical expert, telescope maker, organist and composer who became famous for discovering Uranus. He also discovered infrared radiation and made many other contributions to astronomy.
Hersh, Kristen1Kristen Hersh (born August 7, 1966) is an American singer-songwriter.
Hertz, Heinrich3Heinrich Rudolf Hertz (February 22, 1857 – January 1, 1894) was a German physicist who clarified and expanded the electromagnetic theory of light that had been put forth by Maxwell. He was the first to satisfactorily demonstrate the existence of electromagnetic waves by building an apparatus to produce and detect VHF or UHF radio waves.
Hertz, Joseph H.18Joseph H. Hertz CH (25 September 1872 – 14 January 1946) was the Chief Rabbi of the British Empire, 1913–1946.
Hervey, Thomas Kibble7Thomas Kibble Hervey (February 4, 1799 – February 27, 1859) was a British poet and critic.
Herzl, Theodor8Theodor Herzl (May 2, 1860 – July 3, 1904) was an Austrian Jewish journalist who became the founder of modern political Zionism. His Hebrew personal name was Binyamin Ze'ev.
Herzog, Jacques6Jacques Herzog (born 19 April 1950) is a Swiss architect with the firm of Herzog & de Meuron.
Herzog, Werner48Werner Herzog (born Werner Stipetic on 5 September 1942) is a German screenwriter, film director, actor and opera director.
Herzog, Yitzhak2Yitzhak HaLevi Herzog (3 December 1888 – 25 July 1959), also known as "Isaac Herzog", was the first Chief Rabbi of Ireland, his term lasting from 1921 to 1936. From 1937 until his death in 1959, he was Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of the British Mandate of Palestine and of Israel after its independence in 1948. His son was Chaim Herzog.
Heschel, Abraham Joshua88Abraham Joshua Heschel l (11 January 1907 – 23 December 1972) was a Polish-born American rabbi, considered by many to be one of the most significant Jewish theologians of the 20th century.
Hesiod34Hesiod Ἡσίοδος Hēsíodos was an early Greek poet, believed to have lived around the year 700 BC.
Hess, Jared1Jared Lawrence Hess (born July 18, 1979 ) is an American screenwriter and director.
Hess, Karl21Karl Hess (25 May 1923 – 22 April 1994) was an American libertarian and speechwriter for Barry Goldwater.  He was also a free-market anarchist political philosopher, editor, welder, motorcycle racer, tax resister, atheist, and libertarian activist.  Although fundamentally a libertarian, his career included stints on the Republican right and the New Left.
Hess, Moses8Moses Hess (June 21, 1812 – April 6, 1875) was a German philosopher who is considered one of the founders of communism and zionism.
Hesse, Hermann91Hermann Hesse (July 2, 1877 – August 9, 1962) was a German-Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature. His most famous works include Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game (also known as Magister Ludi) all of which explore an individual's search for spirituality.
Heston, Charlton24Charlton Heston (4 October 1924 – 5 April 2008), born John Charles Carter, was an American film actor noted for his heroic roles and for his long involvement in political issues, mainly as five-time president of the National Rifle Association.
Hetfield, James9James Hetfield (born August 3, 1963), musician; co-founder, lead singer, and rhythm guitarist of the band Metallica.
Heydrich, Reinhard11Reinhard Tristan Eugen Heydrich (7 March 1904 – 4 June 1942) was an SS-Obergruppenführer, chief of the RSHA and Reichsprotektor of Bohemia and Moravia. Heydrich chaired the 1942 Wannsee conference, which finalized plans for the extermination of all European Jews in what is now referred to as the Holocaust. Heydrich was wounded in an assassination attempt in Prague on May 27, 1942 and died over a week later from complications arising from his injuries. Ernst Kaltenbrunner was his successor and saw to it that the exterminations were carried out as planned.
Heylighen, Francis10Francis Paul Heylighen (born 1960) is a Belgian cyberneticist, best known for his contributions to the evolutionary-cybernetic worldview developed in the Principia Cybernetica Project, the modelling of the Internet as a Global brain, and the theories of memetics and self-organization.
Heylin, Peter12Peter Heylin (or Heylyn) (1599–1662) was an English ecclesiastic, newspaper pubisher, geographer, and author of many polemical, historical, political and theological tracts.
Heywood, John158John Heywood (1497–1580) was an English writer known for his plays, poems, and collection of proverbs. He fled England for the Low Countries to avoid persecution as a Catholic.
Heywood, Thomas6Thomas Heywood (early 1570s – 16 August 1641) was a prominent English playwright, actor and miscellaneous author whose peak period of activity falls between late Elizabethan and early Jacobean theatre.
Hicks, Johns16Sir John Richard Hicks (8 April 1904 – 20 May 1989) was a British economist, and economy professor at the University of Manchester and later the University of Oxford, who in 1972 received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (jointly with Kenneth Arrow) for his pioneering contributions to general equilibrium theory and welfare theory.
Higgins, Godfrey12Godfrey Higgins (January 30, 1772 – August 9, 1833) was an archaeologist, Freemason, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, humanist, social reformer, and author of various now-esoteric and rare books, most famously the religious study, the Anacalypsis.
Higgins, Joe16Joe Higgins (born 1 May 1949) is an Irish Socialist Party politician. He was the sole Socialist Party Teachta Dála from 1997 to 2007, representing the Dublin West constituency. He was elected as an MEP for the Dublin constituency at the 2009 European Parliament elections. He was re-elected to Dáil Éireann in 2011.
Higginson, Thomas Wentworth2Thomas Wentworth Higginson (December 22, 1823 – May 9, 1911) was an American Unitarian minister, author, abolitionist, and soldier. He was active in the American Abolitionism movement during the 1840s and 1850s, identifying himself with disunion and militant abolitionism. During the Civil War, he served as colonel of the 1st South Carolina Volunteers, the first federally authorized African-American regiment, from 1862 to 1864. Following the war, Higginson devoted much of the rest of his life to fighting for the rights of freed slaves, women and other disfranchised peoples.
Higgs, Peter7Peter Ware Higgs FRS FRSE (born May 29, 1929) is a British theoretical physicist and an emeritus professor at the University of Edinburgh.
Hightower, Jim7Jim Hightower (born 1943) is an activist, and was formerly a radio talk host and Texas Agriculture Commissioner.
Hikmet, Nazim18Nazim Hikmet (20 November 1901 – 3 June 1963) was a Turkish poet and dramatist, who is widely regarded as the best-known Turkish poet in the West; his works have been translated into several languages.
Hilaly, Taj El-Din2Sheikh Taj El-Din Hilaly (born 1941) is the leading mufti in the Commonwealth of Australia.
Hilbert, David27David Hilbert (January 23, 1862 – February 14, 1943) was a German logician, mathematician, and mathematical physicist. He is recognized as one of the most influential and universal mathematicians of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Hilbert discovered and developed a broad range of fundamental ideas in many areas, including invariant theory and the axiomatization of geometry, as well as the theory of Hilbert spaces, one of the foundations of functional analysis. Hilbert and his students also supplied much of the mathematics needed for quantum mechanics and general relativity.
Hildegard of Bingen6Saint Hildegard of Bingen, O.S.B. (1098 – 17 September 1179), also known as Saint Hildegard, and Sibyl of the Rhine, was a German writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, Benedictine abbess, visionary, and polymath.
Hilgard, Julius Erasmus3Julius Erasmus Hilgard (January 7, 1825 – May 9, 1890) was a German-American engineer.
Hill, Aaron10Aaron Hill (10 February 1685 – 8 February 1750) was an English dramatist and miscellaneous writer.
Hill, Archbald3Archibald Vivian Hill, CH, OBE, FRS (26 September 1886 – 3 June 1977), known as A. V. Hill, was an English physiologist, one of the founders of the diverse disciplines of biophysics and operations research. He shared the 1922 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his elucidation of the production of heat and mechanical work in muscles.
Hill, Austin Bradford1Sir Austin Bradford Hill FRS (8 July 1897 – 18 April 1991), English epidemiologist and statistician, pioneered the randomized clinical trial and, together with Sir Richard Doll, demonstrated the connection between cigarette smoking and lung cancer.
Hill, Benjamin Harvey1Benjamin Harvey Hill (September 14, 1823 – August 16, 1882) was a U.S. Representative, U.S. senator and a Confederate senator from the state of Georgia during the American Civil War.
Hill, Benny1Benny Hill (21 January 1924 – 20 April 1992) was an English comedian and actor, notable for his long-running television program The Benny Hill Show.
Hill, Geoffrey25Sir Geoffrey William Hill (born 18 June 1932) is an English poet and is Professor of Poetry in the University of Oxford.
Hill, Harry13Harry Hill (born October 1, 1964, in Woking, England) is an English stand-up comedian, radio presenter, television presenter and author.
Hill, Henry2Henry Hill (born June 11, 1943) is a former Irish-Italian American mobster, Lucchese crime family associate, and FBI informant whose life was immortalized in the book Wiseguy, written by crime reporter Nicholas Pileggi, and the 1990 Martin Scorsese film Goodfellas, in which Hill was played by Ray Liotta. He was the owner of a restaurant called The Suite.
Hill, Joe9Joe Hill (October 7, 1879 – November 19, 1915), born Joel Emmanuel Hägglund, and also known as Joseph Hillström, was a radical songwriter, labor activist and member of the Industrial Workers of the World, also known as the Wobblies. He was executed for murder after a controversial trial. After his death, he became the subject of a folksong.
Hill, Julia Butterfly4Julia Lorraine "Butterfly" Hill (born February 18 1974) is an American environmental activist.
Hill, Lauryn3Lauryn Hill (born May 26, 1975) is an American singer–songwriter, rapper, producer, and actress. She is best known for being a member of the Fugees and for her solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
Hill, Napoleon14Napoleon Hill (26 October 1883 – 8 November 1970) was an American author who was one of the earliest producers of the modern genre of personal-success literature.
Hill, Rowland10Rowland Hill A.M. (1744–1833) was a popular English preacher, enthusiastic evangelical and an influential advocate of small-pox vaccination. He was founder and resident pastor of a wholly independent chapel, the Surrey Chapel, London; chairman of the Religious Tract Society; and a keen supporter of the British and Foreign Bible Society and the London Missionary Society.
Hillary, Edmund27Sir Edmund Percival Hillary (20 July 1919 – 11 January 2008) was a New Zealand mountaineer and explorer.
Hillel the Elder5Hillel the Elder was a famous Jewish religious leader who was born in Babylon and lived in Jerusalem during the time of King Herod; he is one of the most important figures in Judaic history, associated with the Mishnah and the Talmud. He was the ancestor of a long line of rabbis, including Judah haNasi, who compiled the Mishnah, and Judah's son, Hillel the Younger.
Hillel the Younger5Hillel the Younger (or Hillel ben Gamaliel) was a Jewish religious leader of the early 3rd century C.E. He was a grandson of Judah haNasi, who compiled the Mishnah. He is not to be confused with his ancestor Hillel the Elder or his relative Hillel II. Apart from Pirkei Avot, he is mentioned once in the Babylonian Talmud - Baba Bathra 83b.
Hilliard, Nicholas2Nicholas Hilliard (c. 1547 – January 7 1619) was the first true english born painter of English miniatures .
Hillman, Sidney1Sidney Hillman (1887–1946) was an American labor leader. Head of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, he was a key figure in the founding of the Congress of Industrial Organizations and in marshaling labor's support for Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Democratic Party.
Hilton, Paris6Paris Whitney Hilton (born 17 February 1981) is an heiress to the Hilton Hotel fortune, as well as her father's real estate fortune. In addition to being a famous socialite, Hilton has dabbled in modeling, acting, singing, and writing.
Hilton, Walter11Walter Hilton (1340 – 24 March 1396) was canon of an Augustinian priory in England and author of a number of religious works in Latin, of which the best known was The Ladder of Perfection (Scala Perfectionis), a spiritual guide.
Himmler, Heinrich25Heinrich Luitpold Himmler (7 October 1900 – 23 May 1945) was the commander of the German Schutzstaffel (SS) and one of the most powerful men in Nazi Germany. As Reichsführer-SS he controlled the SS and the Gestapo. He was the founder and officer-in-charge of the Nazi concentration camps and the Einsatzgruppen death squads.
Hinch, Derryn4Derryn Nigel Hinch (born 9 February 1944) is a New Zealand-born Australian-citizen media personality, best known for his work on Melbourne radio and television.
Hinn, Benny13Benny Hinn (born Tofik Benedictus Hinn on 3 December 1952) is a Pentecostal pastor and televangelist. His ministry consists of faith healing and prophecy.
Hinton, Sam4Sam Duffie Hinton (March 17, 1917 – September 10, 2009) was an American folk singer and marine biologist, best known for popularizing traditional folksongs and folklore.
Hippocrates20Hippocrates (Ἱπποκράτης) of Kos (c. 460 BC - 377 BC) was an ancient Greek physician who is referred to as the "father of medicine".
Hippolytus of Rome5Hippolytus of Rome (170–235) was an important theologian in the Christian Church in Rome.
Hipponax2Hipponax (Ancient Greek: Ἱππῶναξ), of Ephesus and later Clazomenae, was an Ancient Greek poet who composed verses depicting the vulgar side of life in Ionian society in the sixth century BC. He was celebrated by ancient authors for his malicious wit, and ancient literary critics credited him with inventing literary parody and "lame" poetic meters suitable for expressing vigorous abuse. Little of his work survives despite its interest to Alexandrian scholars, who collected it in two or three books.
Hirohito8Hirohito 裕仁 (29 April 1901 – 7 January 1989) was the Emperor Shōwa of Japan.
Hirota, Kōki7Kōki Hirota (February 14, 1878 – December 23, 1948) was a Japanese diplomat, politician and the 32nd Prime Minister of Japan from March 9, 1936 to February 2, 1937. In terms of foreign policy, the Anti-Comintern Pact with Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy was signed under his cabinet. This treaty was the predecessor to the Tripartite Pact of 1940. In 1945, however, Hirota returned to government service to lead Japanese peace negotiations with the Soviet Union. Following Japan's surrender, Hirota was arrested as a war criminal and was brought before the International Military Tribunal for the Far East. He was sentenced to death by hanging, and was executed at Sugamo Prison.
Hirsch, Alan48Alan Hirsch (born 24 October 1959) is a South African-born missiologist and a leading voice in the missional movement of the Christian West.
Hirsch, Samson4Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch (June 20, 1808 – December 31, 1888) was the intellectual founder of the Torah im Derech Eretz school of contemporary Orthodox Judaism. He wrote notable commentaries on the Pentateuch, Psalms and Jewish prayer book, as well as ethical and philosophical works.
Hirschman, Albert Otto5Albert Otto Hirschman (born Otto-Albert Hirschmann; April 7, 1915 – December 10, 2012) was an economist.
Hirsi Ali, Ayaan26Ayaan Hirsi Ali (born Ayaan Hirsi Magan on 13 November 1969 in Mogadishu, Somalia) is a Dutch liberal politician and feminist. She was MP for the liberal People's Party for Democracy between 2003 and 2006. She currently works for a conservative think tank, the American Enterprise Institute.
Hirst, Damien5Damien Hirst (born 7 June 1965) is a British artist, the most prominent of the Young British Artists.
Hirst, Gorge1George Hirst (7 September 1871 – 10 May 1954) was a professional cricketer for Yorkshire and England.
Hislop, Ian6Ian Hislop (born 1960) is editor, and part-owner, of British satirical magazine Private Eye and a panelist on Have I Got News For You. Due to the large number of libel lawsuits the Private Eye has received, he has sometimes been described as being "the most sued man in Britain".
Hitchcock, Alfred22Alfred Hitchcock (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was a British film director and producer, closely associated with the suspense thriller genre. He is a well-known man and an award-winning director. He directed and produced three of the American Film Institute Top 100 Films, Vertigo (1958), Psycho (1960), and North by Northwest (1959), two psychological thrillers and a suspense film. Additionally, Vertigo was rated as the best film of all time in the 2012 British Film Institute Sight and Sound poll of the greatest films of all time.
Hitchens, Christopher203Christopher Hitchens (13 April 1949 – 15 December 2011) was an English-American journalist and author of twelve books on politics, literature, and religion, including his anti-religion polemic, God Is Not Great.
Hitchens, Peter)6Peter Hitchens (born 28 October 1951) is an award-winning British columnist and author, noted for his traditionalist conservative stance.
Hitchins, Derek15Derek K. Hitchins (born 1935) is a British systems engineer and was professor in engineering management, in command & control and in systems science at Cranfield University at Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England.
Hitler, Adolf170Adolf Hitler (20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was an Austrian-born German politician who led the Nazi party from 1921 to 1945. He served as Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and as dictatorial leader of the Third Reich from 1934 to 1945.
Ho Chi Mihn7Hồ Chí Minh (May 19, 1890 – September 2, 1969) was a Vietnamese revolutionary and statesman, who later became Prime Minister (1946–1955) and President (1955–1969) of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
Hoar, George Frisbie3George Frisbie Hoar (29 August 1826 – 30 September 1904) was a prominent American politician and United States Senator from Massachusetts.
Hoare, C. A. R.12Charles Antony Richard Hoare (Tony Hoare or C.A.R. Hoare, born January 11, 1934) is a British computer scientist, and winner of the 1980 Turing Award. He is best known for his fundamental contributions to the definition and design of programming languages, and for the development of Quicksort, the world's most widely used sorting algorithm.
Hobart, Sir Henry19Sir Henry Hobart, 1st Baronet SL (c. 1560 – 29 December 1625), of Blickling Hall, was an English politician who succeeded Sir Edward Coke to become Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas.
Hobbes, Thomas105Thomas Hobbes (5 April 1588 – 4 December 1679) was an English philosopher, whose famous 1651 book Leviathan established the agenda for nearly all subsequent Western political philosophy.
Hobhouse, Leonard Trelawny24Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse (8 September 1864 – 21 June 1929) was a British liberal politician and sociologist, who has been considered one of the leading and earliest proponents of social liberalism. His works, alongside that of writers such as T.H. Green and John A. Hobson, occupy a seminal position within the canon of New Liberalism.
Hobsbawm, Eric10Eric John Ernest Hobsbawm, CH (9 June 1917 – 1 October 2012) was a British Marxist historian and author, once the leading theorist of the defunct Communist Party of Great Britain, and former president of Birkbeck College, University of London.
Hobson, E.W.7Ernest William Hobson FRS (27 October 1856 – 19 April 1933) was an English mathematician, now remembered mostly for his books, some of which broke new ground in their coverage in English of topics from mathematical analysis.
Hobson, John A.29John Atkinson Hobson (6 July 1858 – 1 April 1940), or J. A. Hobson, was an English economist, social scientist and critic of imperialism, widely popular as a lecturer and writer.
Hobson, Valerie1Valerie Profumo (14 April 1917 – 13 November 1998) was the wife of the disgraced British Politician and later charity worker John Profumo. She had a career as an actress during the 1930s to 1950s under her maiden name Valerie Hobson.
Hochhuth, Rolf2Rolf Hochhuth (born April 1, 1931 in Eschwege/Werra) is a German author.
Hocking, William, Ernest30William Ernest Hocking (1873–1966) was an American Idealist philosopher.
Hockney, David23David Hockney (born 9 July 1937) is an English artist. An important contributor to the British Pop Art of the 1960s, he is considered one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century.
Hodge, Archibald Alexander1Archibald Alexander Hodge (July 18, 1823 – November 12, 1886), an American Presbyterian leader, was the principal of Princeton Seminary between 1878 and 1886. He was the son of Charles Hodge, named after the first principal of Princeton Seminary, Archibald Alexander.
Hodge, Charles5Charles Hodge (December 27, 1797 – June 19, 1878) was the principal of Princeton Theological Seminary between 1851 and 1878. He is considered to be one of the greatest exponents and defenders of historical Calvinism in America during the 19th century.
Hodgkin, Dorothy3Dorothy Hodgkin OM FRS (May 12, 1910 – July 29, 1994), born Dorothy Mary Crowfoot, was a British chemist, credited with the discovery of protein crystallography.
Hodgkin, Howard4Sir Gordon Howard Eliot Hodgkin (born 6 August 1932) is a British painter and printmaker. His early paintings tend to be made up of hard-edged curved forms in a limited number of colours. Around the beginning of the 1970s, his style became more spontaneous, with vaguely recognisable shapes presented in bright colours and bold forms. His works might be called "semi-abstract", and are often compared to Henri Matisse.
Hodgkinson, Tom2Tom Hodgkinson (born 1968) is a British writer and the editor of The Idler, which he established in 1993 with his friend Gavin Pretor-Pinney.
Hodgson, Ralph6Ralph Edwin Hodgson (9 September 1871 – 3 November 1962) was an English poet of the Georgian school, and an animal-rights activist.
Hoff, Benjamin10Benjamin Hoff (born 1946) is an American author.
Hoffa, Jimmy26James Riddle "Jimmy" Hoffa (born 14 February 1913 - disappeared 30 July 1975, declared legally dead 30 July 1982) was an American labor union leader and author.
Hoffer, Eric184Eric Hoffer (25 July 1902 – 21 May 1983) was an American writer on social and political philosophy. His first book, The True Believer: Thoughts On The Nature Of Mass Movements (1951) is widely recognized as a classic on mass-movements and the psychological roots of fanaticism. Despite rising to fame with the success and popularity of his writings, he continued to work as a longshoreman until retiring at age 65.
Hoffman, Abbie29Abbott Howard "Abbie" Hoffman (30 November 1936 – 12 April 1989) was a social and political activist in the United States, co-founder of the Youth International Party ("Yippies"), and later, a fugitive from the law, who lived under an alias following a conviction for dealing cocaine.
Hoffman, Charles Fenno1Charles Fenno Hoffman (February 7, 1806 – June 7, 1884) was an American author and poet.
Hoffman, Dustin1Dustin Lee Hoffman (born August 8, 1937) is an American actor with a career in film, television, and theatre since 1960. He has been known for his versatile portrayals of antiheroes and vulnerable types of characters.
Hoffmann, Banesh2Banesh Hoffmann (September 6, 1906 – August 5, 1986) was a British American mathematician and physicist known for his association with Albert Einstein.
Hoffmann, Ernst Theodor2Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann (24 January 1776 – 25 June 1822), better known by his pen name E. T. A. Hoffmann, was a German Romantic author of fantasy and horror, a jurist, composer, music critic, draftsman and caricaturist. He is the subject and hero of Jacques Offenbach's famous but fictional opera The Tales of Hoffmann.
Hoffmann, Josef1Josef Hoffmann (December 15, 1870, Pirnitz (Brtnice), Moravia (today the Czech Republic) – May 7, 1956, Vienna, Austria) was an Austrian architect, designer of consumer goods and founding member of the Vienna Secession.
Hofmann, Albert Hofmann23Albert Hofmann (11 January 1906 – 29 April 2008) was a Swiss scientist best known for first synthesizing Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD).
Hofmann, Hans57Hans Hofmann (21 March 1880 – 17 February 1966) was one of the older abstract expressionist painters working in New York. He originally came from Germany where he experienced the new art and so he connected European with modern American abstract art. He had strong influence as a teacher and writer on abstract art.
Hofstadter, Douglas14Douglas Hofstadter (born February 15, 1945) is a mathematician, cognitive scientist, and Pulitzer Prize winning author.
Hofstadter, Richard36Richard Hofstadter (August 6, 1916 – August 24, 1970) was an American historian, Professor of American History at Columbia University and public intellectual of the mid-20th century. He became the "iconic historian of postwar liberal consensus", largely due to his emphasis on ideas and political culture rather than the day-to-day doings of politicians.
Hofstede, Geert11Geert Hofstede (born 2 October 1928) is a Dutch social psychologist, former IBM employee, and Professor Emeritus of Organizational Anthropology and International Management at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands, well-known for his pioneering research of cross-cultural groups and organizations.
Hogan, James P.11James Patrick Hogan (June 27, 1941 – July 12, 2010) was a British science fiction author.
Hogg, James3James Hogg (1770 – November 21, 1835), often known as The Ettrick Shepherd, was a self-educated Scottish poet, novelist, short-story writer and journalist. He is best known for his 1824 novel The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner.
Hogg, Quintin, Baron Hailsham of St. Marylebone7The Right Honourable Quintin McGarel Hogg, Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone KG CH PC (9 October 1907 – 12 October 2001), formerly 2nd Viscount Hailsham (1950–1963), was a British Conservative politician.
Hoggart, Simon5Simon Hoggart (born 26 May 1946 - 5 January, 2014) is a British journalist and broadcaster.
Hohl, Ludwig4Ludwig Hohl (9 April 1904 – 3 November 1980) was a Swiss author noted for his radical thoughts about life and literature.
Hokusai1Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾北斎) (1760–1849) was an Edo period Japanese artist, painter, woodblock printmaker and ukiyo-e maker. Born in Edo (now Tokyo), Hokusai is best-known as author of the woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (c. 1831).
Holbach, Balon d'10Baron d'Holbach, Paul-Henri Thiry (1723–1789) was a French author, philosopher and encyclopedist. He was born Paul Heinrich Dietrich in Edesheim, Germany. He is most famous as being one of the first self-described atheists in Europe.
Holbrook Jackson1George Holbrook Jackson (31 December 1874 – 16 June 1948) was a British journalist, writer and publisher. He was recognised as one of the leading bibliophiles of his time.
Holbrook, David1David Holbrook (9 January 1923 – 11 August 2011) was a British writer, poet and academic.
Holbrooke, Richard21Richard Charles Albert Holbrooke (24 April 1941 - 13 December 2010) was an American advisor, diplomat, political scientist, investment banker, and historian.
Holder, Eric39Eric Himpton Holder, Jr. (born January 21, 1951) is the 82nd and current Attorney General of the United States and the first African-American to hold the position. He is serving under President Barack Obama.
Hölderlin, Friedrich12Johann Christian Friedrich Hölderlin (20 March 1770 – 6 June 1843) was a major German lyric poet, whose work bridges the Classical and Romantic schools.
Holiday, Henry3Henry Holiday (17 June 1839 – 15 April 1927) was an English painter and illustrator. He illustrated The Hunting of the Snark.
Holland, John Henry19John Henry Holland (born 2 February 1929) is an American scientist and Professor of Psychology and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is a pioneer in complex systems and nonlinear science. He is known as the father of genetic algorithms.
Holland, Josiah Gilbert17Josiah Gilbert Holland (24 July 1819 – 12 October 1881) was an American novelist and poet who helped to found and edit Scribner's Monthly (afterwards the Century Magazine), in which appeared his novels, Arthur Bonnicastle, The Story of Sevenoaks, Nicholas Minturn. In poetry he wrote "Bitter Sweet" (1858), "Kathrina", and many others.
Holland, Richard2Sir Richard Holland (or Richard de Holande) (fl. 1450), Scottish writer, author of the Buke of the Howlat, was secretary or chaplain to Archibald Douglas, Earl of Moray (c. 1450) and rector of Halkirk, near Thurso. He was afterwards rector of Abbreochy, Loch Ness, and later held a chantry in the cathedral of Norway. He was an ardent partisan of the Douglases, and on their over-throw retired to Orkney and later to Shetland.
Hollander, Nicole104Nicole Hollander (born April 25, 1939) is an American cartoonist and writer. Her daily comic strip Sylvia is syndicated to newspapers nationally and can be seen on her blog Bad Girl Chats. Hollander has published 19 Sylvia collections, including The Whole Enchilada: A Spicy Collection of Sylvia's Best (1986), Tales from the Planet Sylvia (1990), and The Sylvia Chronicles: 30 Years of Graphic Misbehavior from Reagan to Obama (2010). She is the author of an essay collection, Tales of Graceful Aging from the Planet Denial (2007).
Holliday, J.S.14J.S. Holliday (June 10,1924 – August 31, 2006) was the author of The World Rushed In: The California Gold Rush Experience and contributer to the PBS Documentery "The West"
Hollings, Ernest3Ernest Frederick "Fritz" Hollings (born January 1, 1922) served as a Democratic United States Senator from South Carolina from 1966 to 2005 as well as Governor of South Carolina (1959–1963) and Lieutenant Governor (1955–1959).
Hollingworth, James Neil1James Neil Hollingworth (1933–1996) was a beatnik, hippie, writer, and former manager of the psychedelic folk rock bands Quicksilver Messenger Service and Ace of Cups. He wrote under the pseudonym Ambrose Redmoon
Hollis, Martin1James Martin Hollis (14 March 1938 – 27 February 1998) was an English rationalist philosopher.
Holloway, Ian10Ian Holloway (born 12 March 1963) is an English football manager.
Holloway, Stanley3Stanley Holloway (1 October 1890 – 30 January 1982) was an English stage and film actor, comedian, singer, poet and monologist.
Hollowood, Bernard2Albert Bernard Hollowood (June 3, 1910 – March 28, 1981) was an English writer, cartoonist, economist and editor of Punch.
Hollows, Fred2Frederick Cossom Hollows AC (9 April 1929 – 10 February 1993) was a New Zealand-born ophthalmologist and humanitarian who devoted a great part of his life to the eradication of curable blindness among the underprivileged communities of Oceania, Asia and Africa.he was a loving family man too.
Holly, Buddy16Charles Hardin Holley (7 September 1936 – 3 February 1959), better known as Buddy Holly, was an American singer, songwriter, and a pioneer of rock and roll. Although his success lasted only a year and a half before his death in an airplane crash, Holly inspired and influenced many contemporary and later musicians.
Holman, James2James Holman (October 15, 1786 – July 29, 1857), known as the "Blind Traveller", was an English adventurer and social observer.
Holmes, Larry6Larry Holmes (born November 3, 1949, in Cuthbert, Georgia) is a former world heavyweight boxing champion. Noted boxing historian Bert Sugar has listed Holmes as one of the greatest boxers in history.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr.98Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (8 March 1841 – 6 March 1935) American jurist; Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1902 to 1932; often called "The Great Dissenter"; son of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Sr.128Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (29 August 1809 – 8 October 1894) was an American physician, writer, poet, and the father of US Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Holmes, Robert2Robert Holmes (1765 – October 7 1859) was one of the best known defenders of the Nationalist Leaders in Ireland. P. A. Sillard, Life of John Mitchel, James Duffy and Co. Ltd, 1908 He was the brother-in-law of both Thomas Addis Emmet and Robert Emmet, Irish revolutionaries.
Holonyak, Nick1Nick Holonyak, Jr. (born November 3, 1928) invented the first visible LED in 1962 while working as a consulting scientist at a General Electric Company laboratory in Syracuse, New York and has been called "the father of the light-emitting diode".
Holst, Gustav6Gustavus Theodore von Holst (21 September 1874 – 25 May 1934) was an English composer and music teacher. He is best remembered for his choral music and works for orchestra, of which the most famous is certainly The Planets. He changed his name to Gustav Holst during the First World War because of prevalent anti-German feeling.
Holt, John7John Caldwell Holt (April 14, 1923 – September 14, 1985) was an American writer and educationalist.
Holt, Tom35Tom Holt (born September 13, 1961) is an author of parodic mythopoeic fiction. He is the son of novelist Hazel Holt.
Holtz, Lou6Lou Holtz (born January 6, 1937, in Follansbee, West Virginia) is a former NCAA football head coach, and is currently an author and a motivational speaker who has spoken to the likes of Fortune 500 companies on topics such as the importance of teamwork and goal setting.
Holyfield, Evander1Evander Holyfield (born October 19, 1962, in Atmore, Alabama) is a professional boxer from the United States and a multiple-time world champion in both the Cruiserweight and Heavyweight divisions. Holyfield won the bronze medal in the Light Heavyweight division at the 1984 Summer Olympics
Home, John7John Home (22 September 1722 – 5 September 1808) was a Scottish poet and dramatist.
Homer77Homer (Ancient Greek: Ὅμηρος) was an ancient Greek poet.
Homes, A. M.3Amy Michael Homes (born 18 December 1961) is an American fiction writer known for her controversial and unusual stories.
Homme, Josh62Joshua Michael Homme III (born May 17, 1973), better known as Josh Homme, is an American rock musician, and record producer. He is the guitarist and a founding member of the stoner rock band Kyuss, as well as the founding and only continuous member of the hard rock band Queens of the Stone Age (QOTSA), in which he sings, plays guitar, and serves as the band's primary songwriter.
Honda, Soichiro1Soichiro Honda (本田宗一郎 Honda Sōichirō; November 17, 1906 – August 5, 1991) was a Japanese industrialist born in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan. He founded Honda Motor Company.
Honegger, Arthur1Arthur Honegger (10 March 1892 – 27 November 1955) was a French composer.
Hong-yuan, Lee2Lee Hong-yuan (李鴻源; Lǐ Hóngyuán; born 21 June 1956) is a politician in the Republic of China (ROC). He was the Minister of the Interior in 6 February 2012 - 25 February 2014.
Hood, Basil1Basil Hood (5 April 1864 – 7 August 1917) was a British songwriter.
Hood, Thomas51Thomas Hood (May 23, 1799 – May 3, 1845) was an English humorist and poet.
Hooft, Gerardus 'T4Gerardus 't Hooft (born July 5, 1946) is a professor in theoretical physics at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. He shared the 1999 Nobel Prize in Physics with Martinus J. G. Veltman "for elucidating the quantum structure of electroweak interactions".
Hook, Sidney9Sidney Hook (20 December 1902 – 12 July 1989) was a prominent New York intellectual and philosopher who championed pragmatism.
Hooker, Richard5Richard Hooker (March 1554 – November 3, 1600) was an Anglican priest and an influential theologian. Hooker's emphases on reason, tolerance and inclusiveness considerably influenced the development of Anglicanism. He was the co-founder (with Thomas Cranmer and Matthew Parker) of Anglican theological thought.
Hookham Frere, John2John Hookham Frere (May 21, 1769 – January 7, 1846) was an English diplomat and author.
Hooks, bell15Gloria Jean Watkins, better known as bell hooks (born September 25, 1952), is a Black American university professor specializing in social criticism focused on groups distinguished by estabished differences in social power.
Hooper, Ellen Sturgis1Ellen Sturgis Hooper (1812–1848) was an American poet, whose work is occasionally reprinted in anthologies.
Hoover, Herbert61Herbert Clark Hoover (10 August 1874 – 20 October 1964) was a mining engineer, humanitarian, administrator, and the 31st President of the United States (1929–1933).
Hoover, J. Edgar10John Edgar Hoover (January 1, 1895 – May 2, 1972) was the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1924 until 1972. The FBI's current headquarters is named in honor of him.
Hope, Alex Derwent2Alec Derwent Hope (July 21 1907 – July 13 2000) was an Australian poet and essayist known for his satirical slant. He was also a critic, teacher and academic.
Hope, Bob5Leslie Townes Hope, KBE (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003), best known as Bob Hope, was an American entertainer, having appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, on radio and television, movies and in army concerts.
Hopkins, Bernard4Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins (born 15 January 1965) is an American boxer and the reigning Ring magazine light heavyweight champion.
Hopkins, Budd1Budd Hopkins (born June 15, 1931, in Wheeling, West Virginia) is a central figure in abduction phenomenon and related UFO research. He is also a painter and sculptor of note.
Hopkins, Gerard Manley80Gerard Manley Hopkins (July 28, 1844 – June 8, 1889) was a Jesuit priest and English poet whose posthumous, 20th-century fame established him among the finest Victorian poets. His experimental explorations in prosody (especially in regard to sprung rhythm) and his vibrant use of imagery established him as both an original and daring innovator in a period of largely traditional verse.
Hopkins, Harry3Harry Lloyd Hopkins (August 17, 1890 – January 29, 1946) was one of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's closest advisers. He was one of the architects of the New Deal, especially the relief programs of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), which he directed and built into the largest employer in the country. In World War II he was Roosevelt's chief diplomatic advisor and troubleshooter and was a key policy maker in the $50 billion Lend-Lease program that sent aid to the allies.
Hopkins, Katie1Katie Olivia Hopkins (born 13 February 1975) is a British tabloid newspaper columnist, and former reality television contestant.
Hopkins, Mark33Mark Hopkins (February 4, 1802 – June 17, 1887) was an American educator and theologian.
Hopkinson, Joseph1Joseph Hopkinson (November 12, 1770 – January 15, 1842) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and a United States federal judge from Pennsylvania.
Hopkinson, Nalo15Nalo Hopkinson (born 1960) is a Jamaican science fiction and fantasy writer and editor who lives in Canada.
Hoppe, Hans-Hermann21Hans-Hermann Hoppe (born 2 September 1949) is an Austrian school economist, an anarcho-capitalist (libertarian) philosopher, and a professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Hopper, Grace20Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (9 December 1906 – 1 January 1992) was a U.S. Naval officer, and an early computer programmer. She was the developer of the first compiler for a computer programming language; at the end of her service she was the oldest serving officer in the United States Navy.
Horace70Quintus Horatius Flaccus (8 December 65 BC – 27 November 8 BC), known in the English-speaking world as Horace, was the leading lyric poet in Latin.
Horace Walpole20Horatio Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford (September 24 1717 – March 2 1797), more commonly known as Horace Walpole, was a British politician and writer, noted for his collected letters and for having written the first Gothic horror novel, The Castle of Otranto (1764).
Horkheimer Max62Max Horkheimer (February 14, 1895 – July 7, 1973) was a German-Jewish philosopher-sociologist, famous for his work in critical theory as a member of the "Frankfurt School" of social research.
Horn, Taylor15Taylor Ashley Horn (born October 12, 1992, in Redlands, California) is an American singer-songwriter and actress from Kentwood, Louisiana.
Hornby, Nick17Nicholas Peter John "Nick" Hornby (born 17 April 1957) is an English novelist, essayist, lyricist, and screenwriter.
Horne, George18George Horne D.D. (1 November 1730 – 27 January 1792) was an English churchman, writer, and university administrator.
Horne, Harriet1Harriet Van Horne (May 17, 1920 – January 15, 1998) was an American newspaper columnist and film/television critic.
Horne, Lena3Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010) was an American singer, actress, civil rights activist and dancer.
Horne, Richard Henry7Richard Henry Horne (later Richard Hengist Horne) (January 1, 1803 – March 13, 1884) was an English poet and critic.
Horney, Karen4Karen Horney (16 September 1885 – 4 December 1952) was a German-born U.S. psychoanalyst.
Horning, Jim2Dr. James Jay Horning (24 August 1942 – 18 January 2013) was an American scientist and author.
Horowitz, Ben 4Ben Horowitz (born June 13, 1966) is an American businessman, investor, blogger, and author.
Horowitz, David12David Joel Horowitz (born January 10, 1939) is an American conservative writer and activist. A prominent supporter of Marxism and a member of the New Left in the 1960s, Horowitz later rejected Leftism and now identifies with the right wing of the political spectrum.
Horthy, Miklós6Miklós Horthy de Nagybánya (18 June 1868 – 9 February 1957) was regent of the Kingdom of Hungary during the years between World Wars I and II and throughout most of World War II.
Hosenfeld, Wilm2Wilm Hosenfeld (full name: Wilhelm Hosenfeld; May 2 1895 in Mackenzell, Hessen-Nassau, Germany – August 13 1952 near Stalingrad), originally a teacher, was a German Army officer, who helped to hide or rescue several Poles, including Jews, in Nazi-occupied Poland.
Höss, Rudolf12Rudolf Franz Ferdinand Höß (in English commonly Hoess or Höss; November 25, 1900 – April 16, 1947) was an SS-Obersturmbannführer (Lt. Colonel) and from May 4, 1940 to November 1943 was commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp. Höß was captured on March 11, 1946. He was disguised as a farmer. During the Nuremberg trials, he appeared as a witness in the trials of Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Oswald Pohl, and the IG Farben corporation. On May 25, 1946, he was handed over to Poland, put on trial for murder, and sentenced to death by hanging on April 2, 1947. The sentence was carried out on April 16 immediately adjacent to the crematorium of the former Auschwitz I concentration camp.
Hotelling, Harold1Harold Hotelling (September 29, 1895 – December 26, 1973) was a mathematical statistician and an influential economic theorist.
Hoti, Ameer Haider Khan1Amir Haider Khan Hoti (Urdu, Pashto: امیر حیدر خان ہوتی) (born 5 February 1971) is a Pakistani MPA in the NWFP provincial assembly and the current Chief Minister of NWFP.
Houdini, Harry10Harry Houdini (24 March 1874 – 31 October 1926) was a Hungarian-born American stage magician, escapologist, stunt performer, actor, film producer and investigator of spiritualist claims; born Erik Weisz he used the name Ehrich Weiss until legally changing his name to "Harry Houdini" in 1913.
Houghton, Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron12Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton (June 19, 1809 – August 11, 1885) was an English poet and politician.
Houlihan, Con1Con Houlihan (6 December 1925 – 4 August 2012) was an Irish sports journalist who wrote for The Evening Press and The Sunday World for 6 decades.
Housman, A.E.62Alfred Edward Housman (26 March 1859 – 30 April 1936), usually known as A.E. Housman, was an English poet and classical scholar, now best known for his cycle of poems A Shropshire Lad.
Houssaye, Arsène5Arsène Houssaye born Arsène Housset, (March 28 1815 - February 26 1896), was a French novelist, poet and man of letters.
Houston, Whitney2Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9 1963 – February 11 2012) was an American singer and actress. She began singing gospel music publicly at age eleven.
Houtermans, Fritz1Friedrich Georg "Fritz" Houtermans (January 22, 1903 – March 1, 1966) was a Dutch-Austrian-German atomic and nuclear physicist who made important contributions to geochemistry and cosmochemistry.
Hovey, Richard16Richard Hovey (1864–1900) was an American composer, poet and playwright.
Hovhaness, Alan4Alan Hovhaness (March 8, 1911 – June 21, 2000) was an American composer of Armenian and Scottish ancestry.
Hovind, Kent179Kent E. Hovind (born 15 January 1953) is an American young earth creationist evangelist who has three unaccredited degrees and runs his ministry, Creation Science Evangelism.
Howard, Ebenezer4Ebenezer Howard (29 January 1850 – 1 May 1928) was a prominent British town planner famous for his publication Garden Cities of To-morrow (1898), prescribing utopian cities in which man lives harmoniously together with the rest of nature. The publication led to the founding of the Garden city movement, that realized several Garden Cities in Great Britain at the beginning of the Twentieth Century.
Howard, John17John Winston Howard (born 26 July 1939) is an Australian politician and was the Prime Minister of Australia from 1996 until 2007. He previously served as Treasurer from 1977 to 1983 and was Leader of the Liberal Party from 1985 until 1989, and again from 1995 to 2007.
Howard, Michael2Michael Howard QC (born 7 July 1941) is a British politician who has been a Conservative MP since the 1983 General Election for the constituency of Folkestone and Hythe. He was Home Secretary in John Major's government and led his party from 2003 to 2005, including at the 2005 general election.
Howard, Michelle Janine1Michelle Janine Howard (born 30 April 1960) is a United States Navy officer.
Howard, Robert Ervin136Robert E. Howard (22 January 1906 – 11 June 1936) was an American writer of fantasy and historical adventure pulp stories, published primarily in Weird Tales magazine in the 1930s.
Howard, Terrence2Terrence Howard (born March 11, 1969) is an American actor.
Howard, Vernon48Vernon Howard (1918–1992) was an American writer and spiritual teacher.
Howarth, Ellen Clementine3Ellen Clementine Howarth (May 17, 1827 – 1899), born Ellen Clementine Doran in Cooperstown, New York, was an American poet.
Howe, E. W.22Edgar Watson Howe (May 3, 1853 – October 3, 1937), sometimes referred to as E. W. Howe, was an American novelist and newspaper and magazine editor in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was perhaps best known for his magazine, E.W. Howe's Monthly. Howe was well traveled and known for his sharp wit in his editorials.
Howe, Geoffrey6Richard Edward Geoffrey Howe, Baron Howe of Aberavon, CH, PC, QC (born 20 December, 1926), known until 1992 as Sir Geoffrey Howe, is a senior British Conservative politician. He was Margaret Thatcher's longest-serving Cabinet minister, successively holding the posts of Chancellor of the Exchequer, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, and finally Leader of the House of Commons and Deputy Prime Minister. His resignation on 1 November 1990 is widely thought to have hastened Thatcher's own downfall three weeks later, in perhaps the most dramatic period of British Conservative politics in recent times.
Howe, John2John Howe (1630–1705) was an English Puritan clergyman, chaplain to Oliver Cromwell
Howe, John9John Howe (born 21 August 1957) is an artist and book illustrator, widely known for his works based upon J. R. R. Tolkien's stories.
Howe, Julia Ward33Julia Ward Howe (27 May 1819 – 17 October 1910) was an American writer, poet, and social activist.
Howe, Lyman Hakes1Lyman Hakes Howe (1856 to 1923) was an American entertainer and early filmmaker.
Howell, James17James Howell (c.1594 – 1666) was a British author, diplomat and scholar.
Howells, William Dean15William Dean Howells (March 1, 1837 – May 11, 1920) was an American realist author and literary critic.
Howerd, Frankie4Francis Alick Howerd, known as Frankie Howerd OBE (6 March 1917 – 19 April 1992) was a distinctive English comedian and comic actor whose career spanned six decades. His routine was distinctive for including double entendres, with Howerd berating his audience for taking the bawdier interpretation. At various times he was the most popular comedian in Britain, but his career suffered in the late 1950s before a revival in the 1960s, including starring in Up Pompeii!. He was undergoing a second revival in the early 1990s at the time of his sudden death.
Howison, George Holmes7George Holmes Howison (1834–1916) was an American philosopher, who established the philosophy department at the University of California, Berkeley and held the position there of Mills Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy and Civil Polity.
Howitt, Mary5Mary Howitt (12 March 1799 – 30 January 1888) was an English poet, and author of the famous poem The Spider and the Fly.
Howitt, William1William Howitt (18 December 1792 – 3 March 1879) was an English author.
Hoxha, Enver36Enver Hoxha (16 October 1908 – 11 April 1985) was the Communist leader of Albania from the end of World War II until his death in 1985.
Hoyle, Fred20Sir Fred Hoyle, FRS (June 24, 1915 – August 20, 2001) was a British astronomer and science fiction author.
Hoyt, Wayland4Wayland Hoyt (1838 – September 27, 1910) was an American minister.
Hsia, Andrew1Andrew Hsia (夏立言; Xià Lìyán; born 24 December 1950) is a politician in the Republic of China (ROC). He currently serves as the Minister of the Mainland Affairs Council of the Executive Yuan since 16 February 2015.
Hsieh, Frank1Frank Hsieh (謝長廷; Xiè Chángtíng; born 18 May 1946) is a politician in the Republic of China. He was the former Premier of the Republic of China in 2005–2006.
Hsing Yun1Hsing Yun (星雲大師; Xīngyún Dàshī; born 19 August 1927) is a Buddhist monk in Taiwan. He is the founder of Fo Guang Shan.
Hsu Shui-teh1Hsu Shui-teh (許水德; Xú Shuǐdé; born 1 August 1931) is a politician in the Republic of China. He was the President of the Examination Yuan in 1996–2002.
Hu Jintao18Hú Jǐntāo (胡锦涛; born 21 December 1942) is the former General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (2002–2012) and President of the People's Republic of China (2003–2013).
Huangbo Xiyun5Huangbo Xiyun (Simplified Chinese: 黄檗希运; Traditional Chinese: 黄檗希運; pinyin: Huángbò Xīyùn; Wade-Giles: 'Huang-po Hsi-yün') (died 850) was an influential Chinese master of Chan Buddhism. He was born in Fujian, China in Tang Dynasty. Later he became a monk in Huangbo Shan (lit. Huangbo Mountain), after which he was named.
Hubbard, Alice Moore7Alice Moore Hubbard (7 June 1861 – 7 May 1915), born Alice Luann Moore, was a noted American feminist, writer, and, with her husband, Elbert Hubbard was a leading figure in the Roycroft movement.
Hubbard, Elbert78Elbert Green Hubbard (19 June 1856 – 7 May 1915) was an American writer, publisher, artist, businessman, anarchist and libertarian socialist philosopher. He was an influential exponent of the Arts and Crafts movement, founding the Roycroft enterprises. He and his wife Alice Moore Hubbard died in the sinking of the RMS Lusitania.
Hubbard, Kin22Frank McKinney Hubbard (1 September 1868 - 26 December 1930) was an American cartoonist, humorist, and journalist.
Hubbard, L. Ron90Lafayette Ronald Hubbard (13 March 1911 – 24 January 1986) was an American science fiction author. He developed Dianetics and founded Scientology. He was the father of Ron DeWolfe.
Hubbert, M. King1Marion King Hubbert (October 5, 1903 – October 11, 1989) was a geoscientist who worked at the Shell Oil Company research lab in Houston, Texas. He made several important contributions to geology, geophysics, and petroleum geology, most notably the Hubbert curve and Hubbert peak theory (a basic component of Peak oil), with important political ramifications. He was often referred to as "M. King Hubbert" or "King Hubbert".
Hubble, Edwin7Edwin Powell Hubble (November 20, 1889 – September 28, 1953) was an American astronomer. He profoundly changed our understanding of the universe by demonstrating the existence of other galaxies besides the Milky Way. He also discovered that the degree of redshift observed in light coming from a galaxy increased in proportion to the distance of that galaxy from the Milky Way. This became known as Hubble's law, and would help establish that the known universe is expanding.
Huckabee, Mike43Michael Dale Huckabee (born 24 August 1955) was the fifty-fourth governor of Arkansas, and the third Republican governor since reconstruction. He term-limited out in 2006, and was succeeded by Democrat Mike Beebe in January 2007. He is an author, speaker, and Republican presidential candidate in 2008.
Hückel, Erich1Erich Armand Arthur Joseph Hückel (9 August 1896 – 16 February 1980) was a German physicist and physical chemist.
Hudson, Michael11Michael Hudson (born 1939) is an American economists and research professor of economics at University of Missouri, Kansas City (UMKC). He is a former Wall Street analyst and consultant as well as president of the Institute for the Study of Long-term Economic Trends (ISLET) and a founding member of International Scholars Conference on Ancient Near Eastern Economies (ISCANEE).
Huebler, Douglas1Douglas Huebler (October 27, 1924 – July 12, 1997) was an American conceptual artist.
Huerta de Soto, Jesus1Jesús Huerta de Soto Ballester (Born Madrid, 1956) is a Spanish economist of the Austrian School. He is a professor in the Department of Applied Economics at King Juan Carlos University of Madrid, Spain and a Senior Fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute.
Huerta, Paz de la11María de la Paz Elizabeth Sofía Adriana de la Huerta (born September 3, 1984) is an American actress and model.
Huffington, Arianna5Arianna Huffington (born 1950) is a political commentator.
Hugh Walpole6Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole (13 March 1884 – 1 June 1941) was an English writer.
Hughes, Charles Evans30Charles Evans Hughes (April 11, 1862 – August 27, 1948) was a Republican politician and jurist who served as Governor of New York, United States Secretary of State, Associate Justice and Chief Justice of the United States.
Hughes, Langston39Langston Hughes (February 1 1902 – May 22 1967) was an American poet, novelist, playwright, social activist and newspaper columnist.
Hughes, Margaret Patricia8Margaret Patricia Hughes (1 October 1919 – 30 January 2005) was a sportswriter. Her first book, All On A Summer's Day (1953), was described by Neville Cardus in his foreword to the book as "the first book on first-class cricket not written by a man".
Hughes, Matt4Matthew Allen Hughes (born October 13, 1973, Hillsboro, Illinois) is an American mixed martial artist, UFC Hall of Famer, and former two-time UFC Welterweight Champion.
Hughes, Robert35Robert Studley Forrest Hughes (28 July 1938 – 6 August 2012) was a prominent Australian art critic, writer, documentary broadcaster and republican (anti-monarchist).
Hughes, Ted38Edward James Hughes, OM (17 August 1930 – 28 October 1998) was an English poet, translator and children's writer who for the last 14 years of his life occupied the role of Poet Laureate. His first wife was Sylvia Plath who influenced his writing style.
Hughley, D. L.5Darryl Lynn "D. L." Hughley (born March 6, 1963) is an American actor, stand-up comedian, and star of the television sitcom The Hughleys, which ran from 1998 to 2002 on ABC and then on UPN. Most notably, he is a member of The Original Kings of Comedy.
Hugo, Victor49Victor Marie Hugo (26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885) was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement, widely esteemed as one of the greatest of French writers and poets.
Hui Shi5Hui Shi (Chinese: 惠施; pinyin: Huì Shī; Wade–Giles: Hui Shih; 380–305 BCE), or Huizi (Chinese: 惠子; pinyin: Huìzǐ; Wade–Giles: Hui Tzu; "Master Hui"), was a Chinese philosopher during the Warring States period. He was a representative of the School of Names dialecticians inspired by Mozi, and is famous for ten paradoxes about the relativity of all things.
Huizinga, Johan5Johan Huizinga (December 7, 1872 – February 1, 1945) was a Dutch historian, and one of the founders of modern cultural history.
Hull, Bobby2Robert Marvin "Bobby" Hull OC (born 3 January 1939) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player. Hull was famous for his blond hair and great speed, earning him the nickname "the Golden Jet". He possessed the most feared slapshot of his day. In his 23 years in the National Hockey League and World Hockey Association, he played for the Chicago Black Hawks, Winnipeg Jets and Hartford Whalers.
Hull, Cordell2Cordell Hull (2 October 1871 – 23 July 1955) was United States Secretary of State from 1933 to 1944 under Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1945 for his role in establishing the United Nations.
Hull, David2David Hull (15 June 1935 – 11 August 2010) was a philosopher with a particular interest in the Philosophy of biology.
Hulme, T. E.15Thomas Ernest Hulme (September 16, 1883 – September 28, 1917) was an English writer, critic and poet who, through his writings on art, literature and politics, had a notable influence upon modernism, especially the Imagist poetic form.
Humayun1Nasir ud-din Muhammad Humayun, (Persian: نصیر الدین محمد همایون; full title: Nasir ud-din Muhammad Humayun Padshah Ghazi, Zillullah) (March 1508–OS 22 February 1556) was the second Mughal Emperor who ruled present day Afghanistan, Pakistan, and parts of northern India from 1530–1540 and again from 1555–1556. Like his father, Babur was driven out of his kingdom early, but with Safavid assistance, he eventually regained an even larger one. On the eve of his death in 1556, the Mughal Empire spanned almost one million square kilometers.
Humboldt, Alexander von11Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander Freiherr von Humboldt (14 September 1769 – 6 May 1859) was a German naturalist and explorer, and the younger brother of the diplomat and philosopher Wilhelm von Humboldt.
Humboldt, Wilhelm von33Friedrich Wilhelm Christian Karl Ferdinand Freiherr von Humboldt (22 June 1767 – 8 April 1835) was a government functionary, diplomat, philosopher, founder of Humboldt Universität in Berlin, a friend of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich Schiller, and elder brother of naturalist Alexander von Humboldt who is especially remembered as a linguist who made important contributions to the philosophy of language and to the theory and practice of education.
Hume, Basil5Basil Hume OSB, OM (2 March 1923 – 17 June 1999) was a monk of the English Benedictine monastery of Ampleforth Abbey and for 13 years its abbot until his appointment as Archbishop of Westminster in 1976. His elevation to a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church followed during the same year
Hume, David98David Hume (May 5 1711, N.S. April 26, O.S. – August 25 1776) was a Scottish philosopher, historian, economist and essayist.
Humphrey, Hubert H.12Hubert Horatio Humphrey (May 27, 1911 – January 13, 1978) was Vice President of the United States of America from 1965 to 1969 and was the Democratic presidential candidate in 1968.
Humphries, Barry4Barry Humphries (born 1934) is an Australian comedian and actor.
Humphry Davy7Sir Humphry Davy (17 December, 1778 – 29 May, 1829), often incorrectly spelled Humphrey, was a Cornish chemist who discovered several chemical elements and studied the human body's response to electricity. He is generally credited with inventing the Miners' Safety Lamp, although George Stephenson also claimed the invention.
Humphry, Derek6Derek Humphry (born 1930), journalist, author and principal founder of the Hemlock Society. Today (2014) he is president of ERGO (Euthanasia Research & Guidance Org.) and chair of the advisory board of the Final Exit Network.
Humphrys, John1Desmond John Humphrys (born 17 August 1943) is a presenter for the BBC's Today Programme.
Hundertwasser, Friedensreich7Friedensreich Hundertwasser (15 December 1928 – 19 February 2000), born Friedrich Stowasser, was an Austrian painter, architect, and sculptor.
Huneker, James2James Gibbons Huneker (31 January 1857 – 9 February 1921) was an American music writer and critic. Huneker was one of the first to write of Gauguin, Ibsen, Wagner, Nietzsche, France, van Gogh, and George Moore.
Hung, Hsiu-chu3Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱; Hóng Xiùzhù) (born 7 April, 1948) is a politician in the Republic of China (ROC). She currently serves as the Vice President of the Legislative Yuan since 1 February 2012.
Hunt, James3James Simon Wallis Hunt (29 August 1947 – 15 June 1993) was a British racing driver who won the Formula One World Championship in 1976. After retiring from racing in 1979, Hunt became a media commentator and businessman.
Hunt, Leigh12James Henry Leigh Hunt (October 19, 1784 – August 28, 1859) was an English poet and essayist.
Hunt, Tristram1Tristram Julian William Hunt (born 31 May 1974) is a British Labour Party politician, activist, historian, broadcaster and newspaper columnist, who is currently the Member of Parliament for Stoke-on-Trent Central.
Hunter, Robert31Robert C. Hunter (b. 23 June 1941) was the primary lyricist on Grateful Dead albums from Aoxomoxoa until the band formally retired the name with the death of Jerry Garcia.
Hunter, Robert (author)87Robert Hunter (1874–1942) was an American sociologist and progressive author.
Hunter, Sam2Sam Hunter (January 5, 1923 – July 27, 2014) was an American historian of modern art. He was emeritus professor of art history at Princeton University.
Huntington, Frederic Dan8Frederic (or Frederick) Dan Huntington (May 28, 1819, Hadley, Massachusetts – July 11, 1904, Hadley, Massachusetts) was an American clergyman and the first Protestant Episcopal bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York.
Huntington, Samuel P.21Samuel Phillips Huntington (April 18, 1927 – December 24, 2008) was a political scientist known for his analysis of the relationship between the military and the civil government, his investigation of coup d'états, and his thesis that the central political actors of the 21st century will be civilizations rather than nation-states.
Hurd, Richard1Richard Hurd (13 January 1720 – 28 May 1808) was an English divine and writer, and bishop of Worcester.
Hurdis, James1James Hurdis (1763–1801), born in Bishopstone, East Sussex, was a clergyman and a poet. He was the vicar for the West Sussex village of Burpham and it was there that he wrote The Village Curate. In 1793 he was appointed a Professor of Poetry at Oxford University.
Hurley, Andy7Andrew John Hurley (born May 31, 1980, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is best known as the drummer for the pop-punk band Fall Out Boy. Before Fall Out Boy he was the drummer of Project Rocket, Arma Angelus, the Kill Pill and Racetraitor.
Hurson, Tim21Tim Hurson (born 1946) is a speaker, writer, and creativity theorist living in Toronto, Canada.
Hurston, Zora Neale15Zora Neale Hurston (January 7 1891 – January 28 1960) was an American folklorist and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance, well known for her novel Their Eyes Were Watching God.
Hurt, Jakob1Jakob Hurt (22 July 1839 – 13 January 1907) was an Estonian folklorist, theologian, and linguist, one of the most important figures of Estonian national awakening.
Hurt, Robert1Robert Hurt (born 16 June 1969) is a Republican politician who is the U.S. Congressional Representative for Virginia's 5th congressional district, serving since January 2011.
Hurwicz, Leonid6Leonid "Leo" Hurwicz (August 21, 1917 – June 24, 2008) was a Russian-American economist and mathematician. He was among the first economists to recognize the value of game theory and was a pioneer in its application. Hurwicz shared the 2007 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Eric Maskin and Roger Myerson for their work on mechanism design.
Hus, Jan7Jan Hus (ca. 1369 – July 6, 1415) was a Czech religious educator and reformer who was excommunicated, condemned and put to death by Roman Catholic authorities on the charge of heresy.
Husayn ibn Ali28Husayn ibn ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (Arabic: الحسين بن علي بن أﺑﻲ طالب) ‎(626–680 AD) was the grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, the son of ‘Alī and Fātimah, as well as the third Shī‘ah Imām.
Hussein of Jordan1Hussein bin Talal (14 November 1935 – 7 February 1999) was King of Jordan from the abdication of his father, King Talal, in 1952, until his death.
Hussein, Saddam44Saddām Hussein `Abd al-Majid al-Tikrītī (Hussein also spelled Husayn and Hussain; Arabic: صدام حسين عبدالمجيد التكريتي; (28 April 1937 – 30 December 2006) was President of Iraq from 1979 to 2003. After being put on trial for crimes against humanity, he was sentenced to death, and was executed by hanging.
Husseini, Haj Amin Al-3Haj Amin al-Husseini (1897 – July 1974) was the leader of Palestinian Arab nationalist and Muslim leader in Mandatory Palestine. He died in Beirut, Lebanon. He's noted for being one of the prominent leader of Palestine, key inspiration for the leaders like Gamal Abdel Nasser, Yasser Arafat and more.
Husserl, Edmund6Edmund Husserl (8 April 1859 – 26 April 1938) was a philosopher from Moravia, then part of the Austrian Empire, known as the father of phenomenology.
Hutcheson, Francis7Francis Hutcheson (8 August 1694 – 1746) was an Irish philosopher.
Hutchins, Robert36Robert Maynard Hutchins (17 January 1899 – 17 May 1977) was an educational philosopher, a president (1929–1945) of the University of Chicago and its chancellor (1945–1951).
Hutchinson, Anne11Anne Hutchinson, born Anne Marbury (July 1591 – 20 August 1643), was a Puritan spiritual adviser, mother of 15, and an important participant in the Antinomian Controversy that shook the infant Massachusetts Bay Colony from 1636 to 1638. Her strong religious convictions were at odds with the established Puritan clergy in the Boston area, and her popularity and charisma helped create a theological schism that threatened to destroy the Puritans' religious experiment in New England. She was eventually tried and convicted, then banished from the colony with many of her supporters.
Hutchinson, Kay Bailey4Kathyrn Ann Bailey Hutchison (born July 22, 1943), usually known as Kay Bailey Hutchison, is the senior United States Senator from Texas. She is a member of the Republican Party.
Hutchinson, Thomas1Thomas Hutchinson (September 9, 1711 – June 3, 1780) was a businessman, historian, and a prominent Loyalist politician of the Province of Massachusetts Bay in the years before the American Revolution. A successful merchant and politician, Hutchinson was active at high levels of the Massachusetts government for many years, serving as lieutenant governor and then governor from 1758 to 1774. He was a politically polarizing figure who, despite initial opposition to Parliamentary tax laws directed at the colonies, came to be identified by John Adams and Samuel Adams as a proponent of hated British taxes.
Hutton, Richard Holt3Richard Holt Hutton (2 June 1826 – 9 September 1897) was an English journalist of literature and religion.
Huxley, Aldous163Aldous Leonard Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963) was a British author, most famous for his novel Brave New World. He was the grandson of Thomas Henry Huxley and younger brother of Julian Huxley.
Huxley, Andrew1Sir Andrew Huxley (22 November 1917 – 30 May 2012) was a British Nobel Prize-winning biologist.
Huxley, Julian31Sir Julian Sorell Huxley FRS (June 22 1887 – February 14 1975) was an English evolutionary biologist, author, humanist and internationalist, known for his popularisations of science in books and lectures. He was the elder brother of Aldous Huxley.
Huxley, Thomas Henry128Thomas Henry Huxley (4 May, 1825 – 29 June 1895) was a British biologist. A prominent defender of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, he was the grandfather of Julian, Aldous and Andrew Huxley. He was a critic of organised religion and devised the words "agnostic" and "agnosticism" to describe his own views.
Huygens, Christiaan23Christiaan Huygens (14 April 1629 – 8 July 1695) was a Dutch mathematician, astronomer, physicist, probabilist and horologist. His 1673 scientific masterpiece was Horologium Oscillatorium, a treatise on the mathematical theory and applications of the isochronous pendulum clock, which led to improved accuracy in the measurement of time. He is also noted for his opposition to the Newtonian corpuscular theory of light, providing a longitudinal wave theory which hypothesized propagation by spherical waves emitted along a wave front.
Hybels, Bill71Bill Hybels (born 1951) is an American author, speaker, and the founding and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois. Willow Creek's pioneering ministries have made it one of the most-attended churches in North America with an outreach that extends worldwide. Hybels has authored more than 20 books, including Fit to Be Tied and Rediscovering Church (with his wife Lynne), Too Busy Not to Pray, Courageous Leadership, Just Walk Across the Room, and Holy Discontent.
Hyde, Bessie1Glen and Bessie Hyde (died 1928) were newlyweds who disappeared while attempting to run the rapids of the Colorado River through Grand Canyon, Arizona in 1928. Had they succeeded, Bessie would have been the first woman to do so.
Hyde, Orson3Orson Hyde (January 8, 1805 – November 28, 1878) was a leader in the Latter Day Saint movement and an original member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
Hywel ab Owain Gwynedd4Hywel ab Owain Gwynedd (or in Modern Welsh Hywel ap Owain Gwynedd) (died c. 1170) was a Welsh warrior-poet, the illegitimate son of Owain Gwynedd, king of Gwynedd.
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