People by name, J with Quotes

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J Dilla10J Dilla (alias Jay Dee; born James Yancey; February 7, 1974 – February 10, 2006) was an American hip hop producer and MC, who emerged from the mid-1990s underground hip-hop scene in Detroit, Michigan. He began his career as "Jay Dee", but used the name "J Dilla" from 2001 on.
J, Jayalalithaa2Jayalalithaa (born 24 February 1948) is the Chief Minister of the state of Tamil Nadu, India.
J. Bradford DeLong7James Bradford DeLong (born June 24, 1960) commonly known as Brad DeLong, is a professor of Economics and chair of the Political Economy major at the University of California, Berkeley.
J. R. Partington39James Riddick Partington (30 June 1886 – 9 October 1965) was a British chemist, mathematician, historian of chemistry, scholar, author and teacher. He was a fellow and council member of the Chemical Society of London and the first president of the Society for History of Alchemy and Early Chemistry.
Ja'far al-Sadiq30Ja‘far ibn Muhammad as-Sādiq (702 – 765 AD) (Arabic: جعفر ابن محمد الصادق ), was a theologian, jurist as well as the sixth Twelver and Mustaali Shī‘ah Imām, and the fifth Nizari Imam. His rulings are the basis of the Ja‘farī school of Shī‘ah jurisprudence (fiqh); but he is well respected by both Shī‘as and Sunnis. He is the direct descendant of Muhammad, the Prophet of Islām.
Jabotinsky,Zeev4Ze'ev (Vladimir) Jabotinsky (alternatively Zhabotinski) (Hebrew: זאב ז'בוטינסקי, Russian: Зеэв (Владимир Евгеньевич) Жаботинский; October 18, 1880 – August 4, 1940) was a Zionist leader, author, orator, soldier, and founder of the Jewish Legion in World War I.
Jack Herer1Jack Herer (June 18, 1939 – April 15, 2010), sometimes called the "Emperor of Hemp", was an American cannabis activist and the author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes, a book which has been used in efforts to decriminalize cannabis. Herer also founded and served as the director of the organization Help End Marijuana Prohibition (HEMP).
Jack T. Chick40Jack Thomas Chick (born April 13, 1924) is an American publisher, writer, and comic book artist of evangelical fundamentalist Christian tracts and comic books.
Jack Tatum3Jack Tatum (born November 18, 1948) A former National Football League defensive back, famous for his punishing playing style.
Jackie Speier3Karen Lorraine Jacqueline Speier, better known as Jackie Speier (born May 14, 1950), is a former Democratic member of the California State Senate representing San Francisco and San Mateo Counties.
Jacks, L. P.23Lawrence Pearsall Jacks (9 October 1860 – 17 February 1955), usually cited as L. P. Jacks, was an English educator, philosopher, and Unitarian minister who rose to prominence in the period from World War I to World War II.
Jackson, Andrew38Andrew Jackson (15 March 1767 – 8 June 1845) was the seventh President of the United States of America (1829-1837), regarded as a hero for his actions in the Battle of New Orleans (1815), a founder of the Democratic Party, and the eponym of the era of Jacksonian democracy. He was the first American president to have been a Democrat.
Jackson, Derek1Professor Derek Ainslie Jackson, FRS, DFC, AFC, OBE and Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor (June 23, 1906 – February 20, 1982) was a noted spectroscopist.
Jackson, Helen Hunt7Helen Maria (Fiske) Hunt Jackson (October 18, 1830 – August 12, 1885) was an American writer best known as the author of Ramona, a novel about the ill treatment of Native Americans in southern California.
Jackson, Henry M.5Henry Martin "Scoop" Jackson (May 31, 1912 – September 1, 1983) was a U.S. Congressman and Senator from the state of Washington from 1941 until his death. Jackson was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1972 and 1976.
Jackson, Janet10Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American pop singer and actress. She began her performing career at a young age and released her first album as a teenager, becoming one of the best-selling artists in contemporary music.
Jackson, Jesse10The Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson Sr. (born 8 October 1941) is an American pastor, and a prominent civil rights and political activist.
Jackson, Joshua17Joshua Carter Jackson (born 11 June 1978) is a Canadian-American actor. He has appeared in primetime television and in over 32 film roles. He is best known for playing Pacey Witter in Dawson's Creek, Charlie Conway in The Mighty Ducks film series and Peter Bishop in Fringe.
Jackson, Michael184Michael Joseph Jackson (29 August 1958 – 25 June 2009) was an American singer-songwriter, dancer, businessman, and philanthropist. Often referred to by the honorific nickname "King of Pop", Jackson is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records. His contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
Jackson, Michael A.2Michael A. Jackson (born 1936) is an independent computing consultant in London, England. He is also part-time researcher at AT&T Labs Research, Florham Park, NJ, U.S., and visiting research professor at the Open University in the UK.
Jackson, Michael C.11Michael C. Jackson (born 1951) is a British systems scientist, consultant and Emeritus Professor of Management Systems at the Hull University Business School.
Jackson, Peter7Peter Jackson CNZM (born October 31, 1961, Pukerua Bay) is a New Zealand-born filmmaker best known as the director of the epic film trilogy The Lord of the Rings, which he, along with Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, adapted from the novel by J. R. R. Tolkien.
Jackson, Reggie1Reggie Jackson (born May 18, 1946) is a former American Major League Baseball player. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1993.
Jackson, Robert H.81Robert H. Jackson (February 13, 1892 – October 9, 1954) was United States Attorney General (1940–1941) and an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court (1941–1954). He was also the chief United States prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials.
Jackson, Shelley1Shelley Jackson (born 1963) is a writer and artist known for her cross-genre experiments, including her groundbreaking work of hyperfiction, Patchwork Girl (1995). Her first novel was published in 2006, Half Life.
Jackson, Shirley15Shirley Jackson (December 14, 1916 – August 8, 1965) was an influential American author.
Jackson, Shirley Ann1Shirley Ann Jackson (born August 5, 1946) is an American physicist, and the 18th president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She received her Ph.D. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1973, becoming the first African American woman to earn a doctorate from MIT.
Jackson, Shoeless Joe20Joseph Jefferson Jackson (16 July 1888 – 5 December 1951) was a left fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Philadelphia Athletics, Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox. One of the greatest hitters of his era, he was one of eight players banished for life from professional baseball for his alleged participation in the Black Sox scandal; known primarily by his nickname "Shoeless Joe" Jackson.
Jackson, Stonewall57Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson (January 21, 1824 – May 10, 1863) was an American teacher and soldier. He became a famous Confederate general during the American Civil War as a corps commander in the Army of Northern Virginia under General Robert E. Lee.
Jacobs, Glenn13Glenn Jacobs (born 26 April 1967) is an American professional wrestler signed to WWE, better known by his ring name Kane.  He is also an actor and a libertarian who cofounded the Tennessee Liberty Alliance.
Jacobs, Jane25Jane Jacobs (May 4, 1916 – April 25, 2006) was an American-born Canadian urbanist, writer and activist, most famous as author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961), a powerful critique of the urban renewal policies of the 1950s in the United States. In 1968, Jacobs moved to Toronto, where she lived until her death.
Jacobsen, Josephine2Josephine Jacobsen (August 19, 1908 – July 9, 2003) was an American poet, short story writer, and critic. She served as Poet Laureate of the United States 1971–1973.
Jacobson, Howard6Howard Jacobson (born 1942-08-24) is a prize-winning British comic novelist, non-fiction writer and former academic.
Jacobson, Ivar7Ivar Hjalmar Jacobson (born 1939) is a Swedish computer scientist and software engineer, known as major contributor to UML, Objectory, RUP, aspect-oriented software development and Essence.
Jacoby, Russell50Russell Jacoby (born April 23, 1945) is a professor of history at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) an author, and critic of academic culture. His fields of interest are Twentieth Century European and American intellectual and cultural history specifically the history of intellectuals and education.
Jacopone da Todi15The Blessed Jacopone da Todi O.F.M. (Todi ca. 1230 – Collazzone 1306), also known as Fra Jacopone, was an Italian mystic of the Catholic Church and poet, born in Umbria in the 13th century. He wrote several lauds (songs in praise of the Lord) in Italian.
Jacquard, Albert1Albert Jacquard (23 December 1925 - 11 September 2013) was a French geneticist and essayist.
Jacques Chirac10Jacques René Chirac (born November 29, 1932 in Paris) is a French politician who was President of the French Republic between 1995 and 2007.
Jacques Lacan22Jacques Marie Émile Lacan (1901 – 1981) was a French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist.
Jacques Prévert11Jacques Prévert (February 4, 1900 in Neuilly-sur-Seine - April 11, 1977 in Omonville-la-Petite) was a French poet and screenwriter.
Jaffa, Harry V.100Harry Victor Jaffa (7 October 1918 – 10 January 2015) was an American historian and collegiate professor from New York City, specializing in studies of the American Civil War.
Jagadish Chandra Bose28Jagadish Chandra Bose (Bengali: জগদীশ চন্দ্র বসু; November 30, 1858 – November 23, 1937), popularly called J.C. Bose and formally with all titles known as Acharya Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose, was an Indian physicist, biologist, botanist, archaeologist, and also author science fictions. His path breaking achievements were the earliest investigations of radio and microwave optics, and startling discoveries on plant science and its related invention of crescograph. He was the founder father of experimental science in the Indian subcontinent given the sobriquet the fathers of radio science. For his outstanding achievements he received world wide acclaim and given the title of Acharya, the Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire (CIE, 1903), Companion of the Order of the Star of India (CSI, 1912), Knight Bachelor (1917) and Fellow of the Royal Society.
Jagger, Mick5Sir Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger (born 26 July 1943) is a Golden Globe and Grammy Award winning English singer, songwriter, occasional film producer and actor, best known for his work as lead vocalist of The Rolling Stones.
Jakobovits, Immanuel5Immanuel Jakobovits, Baron Jakobovits (8 February 1921 – 31 October 1999) was the Chief Rabbi of Great Britain and the Commonwealth from 1967 to 1991. He was the son-in-law of Elie Munk.
Jalil, Mustafa Abdul1Mustafa Abdul Jalil (born 1952) is the Chairman of the National Transitional Council of Libya, and as such serves as head of state in Libya's caretaker government which was formed as a result of the 2011 Libyan civil war. He is also a spokesman for the city of Bayda.
Jamal-al-Din Afghani2Sayyid Muḥammad ibn Ṣafdar Husaynī (1838–1897), known primarily as Sayyid Jamāl-al-dīn al-Afghānī or Sayyid Jamāl-al-dīn Asadābādī, was a Muslim political activist in Iran, Afghanistan, Egypt, and the Ottoman Empire during the 19th century. He was one of the founders of Islamic modernism and an advocate of pan-Islamic unity.
James Blunt5James Blunt (born James Hillier Blount on 1974-02-22) is a British musician.
James Braid26James Braid (surgeon) (June 19, 1795 – March 25, 1860) was a Scottish surgeon and "gentleman scientist". He was a significant innovator in the treatment of club-foot and an important and influential pioneer of hypnotism and hypnotherapy.
James Comey45James Brien Comey, Jr. (born 14 December 1960) is the current director of the American Federal Bureau of Investigation, also known as the FBI.
James Frazer51Sir James George Frazer (January 1, 1854 – May 7, 1941) was a Scottish social anthropologist influential in the early stages of the modern studies of mythology and comparative religion. He is often considered one of the founding fathers of modern anthropology.
James Herbert Brennan1J. H. "Herbie" Brennan (born 5 July 1940) is a lecturer and the author of over 100 fiction and non-fiction books for adults, teens, and children.
James Hutton21James Hutton (1726 – 1797) Scottish scientist and geologist, noted for formulating uniformitarianism and the Plutonist School of thought. He is considered by many to be the father of modern geology.
James Hutton (Moravian)6James Hutton (1715–1795) was among the founders and leaders of the Moravian church in England.
James I of England8James VI of Scotland and I of England (Charles James Stuart) (19 June 1566 – 27 March 1625) was a king who ruled over England, Scotland, and Ireland, and was the first Sovereign to reign in the three realms simultaneously.
James I of Scotland7James I (December 10 1394 – February 21 1437) was King of Scots from 1406 until his death. As a makar he is credited with the earliest known poem in the Scottish Chaucerian tradition, The Kingis Quair, which describes his eighteen-year detention as a hostage in England and his courtship there of Lady Joan Beaufort.
James II of England1James II and VII (14 October 1633 – 16 September 1701) was King of England and Ireland as James II and King of Scotland as James VII, from 6 February 1685 until he was deposed in the Glorious Revolution of 1688. He was the last Roman Catholic monarch to reign over the Kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland.
James K. Polk14James Knox Polk (2 November 1795 - 15 June 1849) was the eleventh President of the United States.
James Madison79James Madison (March 16 1751 – June 28 1836) was the fourth (1809–1817) President of the United States. He was co-author, with John Jay and Alexander Hamilton, of the Federalist Papers, and is traditionally regarded as the Father of the United States Constitution.
James Monroe5James Monroe (April 28, 1758 – July 4, 1831) was the fifth (1817–1825) President of the United States and the author of the Monroe Doctrine. He was the last President that was a Founding Father.
James Nachtwey2James Nachtwey (born 1948) is one of the most influential photojournalists and war photographers of the late 20th century.
James Saurin1James Saurin (1677–1730) was a French religious leader, and the father of James Saurin, an Irish Anglican bishop in the 19th century who was the last Bishop of Dromore before it was merged with the Diocese of Down and Connor.
James W. Prescott36James W. Prescott (born c. 1930) is an American developmental psychologist, whose research focused on the origins of violence, particularly as it relates to a lack of mother-child bonding. Prescott was a health scientist administrator at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) from 1966 to 1980.
James, Alice2Alice James (7 August, 1848 - 6 March 1892) was a U.S. diarist, the sister of Henry James and William James. She is known primarily for the posthumously published diary she kept in the last years of her life.
James, Bill3George William “Bill” James (born October 5, 1949, in Hotlon, Kansas) is an American baseball writer, historian and statistician whose work has been widely influential. James began writing baseball articles after leaving the United States Army in his mid-twenties. James self-published an annual book titled The Bill James Baseball Abstract beginning in 1977.
James, C. L. R.5Cyril Lionel Robert James (4 January 1901 – 19 May 1989) was a journalist, and a prominent socialist theorist and writer.
James, Cheryl4Cheryl James (born 28 March 1966) is an American rap / hip-hop artist known as "Salt" of the group Salt-n-Pepa.
James, Clive142Clive James (born 7 October 1939) is an expatriate Australian writer, poet, essayist, critic, and commentator on popular culture.
James, E.L.4Erika Leonard, birth name Erika Mitchell (born 7 March 1963), better known by the pseudonym E L James, is a British novelist.
James, John Angell22John Angell James (6 June 1785 – 1 October 1859) was an English Nonconformist clergyman and writer.
James, Kevin4Kevin James Knipfing (born December 16, 1989), better known as Kevin James, is a comedian and actor. He is best known for his role on the U.S. sitcom, King of Queens.
James, LeBron7LeBron Raymone James (born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nicknamed "King James", he was a three-time "Mr. Basketball" of Ohio in high school, and was highly promoted in the national media as a future NBA superstar while a sophomore at St. Vincent – St. Mary High School. He was selected with the number one pick in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was named the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2003–04, was named the NBA Most Valuable Player in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013, and has been both an All-NBA selection and an All-Star every season since 2005.
James, M. R.4Montague Rhodes James OM (1 August 1862 – 12 June 1936) was a distinguished English biblical scholar, medievalist, palaeographer and bibliographer, but is best known for his Ghost Stories of an Antiquary and other works of supernatural fiction.
James, P. D.26Phyllis Dorothy James, Baroness James of Holland Park OBE FRSA FRSL (3 August 1920 – 27 November 2014), commonly known as P. D. James, was an English crime writer and Conservative life peer in the House of Lords.
James, Paul Moon2Paul Moon James (1780–1854) was a successful English banker, as well as a poet, and lawyer, who also served for a time as magistrate of Worcestershire and later as High Bailiff of Birmingham, England.
James, William158William James (11 January 1842 – 26 August 1910) was a pioneering American psychologist and philosopher. He developed the philosophical perspective known as radical empiricism, and wrote influential books on the science of psychology, the psychology of religious experience and mysticism, and the philosophy of pragmatism.
Jameson, Jenna4Jenna Jameson (born Jennifer Marie Massoli on 9 April 1974) is an American pornographic actress.
Jamison, Judith5Judith Jamison (born May 10, 1943, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American dancer and choreographer, best known as the artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Jamison, Kay Redfield2Kay Redfield Jamison (born 14 October 1946) is a world-renowned psychologist who is an expert on bipolar disorder, from which she herself suffers.
Jannati, Ahmad4Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati (born 22 February 1927) is the chair of the Guardian Council of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Jansen, Theo7Theo Jansen (born 1948) is a Dutch artist. In 1990, he began what he is known for today: building large mechanisms out of PVC that are able to move on their own, known only as Strandbeest.
Jansson, Tove1Tove Marika Jansson (9 August 1914 – 27 June 2001) was a Finnish novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author.
Jara, Victor9Víctor Jara Martínez (September 28, 1932 – September 15, 1973) was a Chilean singer-songwriter, theatre director, pedagogue and political activist. He played a pivotal role in the folkloric renaissance that led to the Nueva Cancion Chilena NCC (New Chilean Song) movement - which created a revolution in the popular music of his country.
Jardine, Quintin3Quintin Jardine (born June 29, 1945, in Motherwell, Scotland) is an author of crime novels. He is best known for his two series of crime novels featuring the characters Oz Blackstone and Bob Skinner.
Jared Bernstein1Jared Bernstein (born 1955) is a Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. From 2009 to 2011, Bernstein was the Chief Economist and Economic Adviser to Vice President Joseph Biden in the Obama Administration.
Jarman, Derek3Derek Jarman (January 31, 1942 – February 19, 1994) was a British film director, stage designer, artist, and writer. He is most known for his controversial films including Sebastiane (1975), the first film in Latin, Jubilee (1977) in which Queen Elizabeth I was transported to the punk contemporary England, and Blue (1993) which depicted his own suffering with AIDS. Jarman was gay and an outspoken supporter of gay rights; he also cultivated a beautiful garden at his home in Dungeness, Kent.
Jaroslav Hašek2Jaroslav Hašek (30 April 1883 – 3 January 1923) Czech humorist and satirist
Jaroslav Seifert1Jaroslav Seifert (23 September 1901 – 10 January 1986) was a Nobel Prize winning Czech writer, poet and journalist.
Jarrah, Ziad10Ziad Samir Jarrah (11 May 1975 – 11 September 2001) was a Lebanese terrorist, one of the men suspected of perpetrating the September 11 attacks.
Jarre, Jean-Michel2Jean-Michel Jarre (born 24 August 1948) is a French composer, performer and music producer. He is regarded as a pioneer in the electronic, synthpop, ambient and New Age genres, as well as an organiser of outdoor spectacles of his music which feature lights, laser displays and fireworks.
Jarrell, Randall225Randall Jarrell (6 May 1914 – 15 October 1965) was an American poet, novelist, critic, children's book author and essayist.
Jarry, Alfred3Alfred Jarry (September 8, 1873 – November 1, 1907) was a French writer born in Laval, Mayenne, France, not far from the border of Brittany
Jarvis, Eugene4Eugene Peyton Jarvis (born 1955) is an arcade game designer and programmer, most famous for Defender, Robotron, and the Cruisi'n series of games.
Jaspers, Karl33Karl Theodor Jaspers (23 February 1883 – 26 February 1969) was a German psychiatrist and philosopher. Among his most well known contributions is his idea of the Axial Age Achsenzeit.
Jastrow, Robert3Robert Jastrow (September 7, 1925 – February 8, 2008) was an American astronomer, physicist and cosmologist.
Javadi-Amoli, Abdollah2Ayatollah Abdollah Javadi-Amoli (born 1933) has been one of the regular Friday prayer leaders in Qom of the Islamic Republic of Iran since 1979.
Jawlensky, Alexei von6Alexej Georgewitsch von Jawlensky (March 13, 1864 – March 15, 1941) was a Russian Expressionist painter active in Germany.
Jay London50Jay London (born September 12, 1966, in The Bronx) is an American stand-up comic whose one-liner jokes made him a favorite on NBC's second and third seasons of Last Comic Standing. He had a thing for saying "Thank you" after some of his one-liners, depending on crowd reaction. He also acted very self-conscious and would randomly badmouth himself, especially if the crowd was left dumbstruck by a joke and didn't laugh much. It was all part of the act.
Jay Samit56Jay Samit (born 31 January 1961) is an American digital media innovator, who has pioneered advancements in music and video distribution, social media, and ecommerce. He is the CEO of SeaChange International.
Jay-Z33Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4 1969), better known as Jay-Z, is an American rapper and is the current president and CEO of Roc-A-Fella Records and the former president and CEO of Def Jam. He is one the most financially successful American hip-hop artists.The Greatest MCs of All Time MTV. Retrieved on 2006-12-26
Jay, John8John Jay (12 December 1745 – 17 May 1829) was an American politician, statesman, revolutionary, diplomat, and jurist, who was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America.
Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar38His Highness Maharaja Sri Sir Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar Bahadur, Maharaja of Mysore ,GCB, GCSI (July 18, 1919 – September 23, 1974) aka Jaya Chamarajendra Wadiyar or Chamaraja Wadiyar XI, was the 25th and the last Maharaja of the princely state of Mysore from 1940 to 1950. He was the only son of Yuvaraja Kanteerava Narasimharaja Wadiyar and Yuvarani Kempu Cheluvaja Amanni. Wodeyar dynasty is the only Royal Family from Mysore and belong to Lunar Dynasty (Chandrvanshi Kshatriya lineage). He graduated from the Maharaja's College, Mysore in 1938, earning five awards and gold medals. He signed the Instrument of Accession with the Dominion of India on the eve of India attaining Independence in August 1947. He was a great lover of music and literature. He had a special interest in Western music. He was a noted philosopher, musicologist, political thinker and philanthropist and the Founder-President of Vishva Hindu Parishad (World Hindu Council). He was the recipient of D.Lit from Queensland University, Australia, Doctor of Law from Banaras University, and D.Lit from Annamalai University. He was honorary Fellow of Trinity College of Music, London, in the year 1945.
Jayawardene, Mahela2Denagamage Proboth Mahela de Silva Jayawardene, known as Mahela Jayawardene (born 27 May 1977), is the former captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team. He is the leading Sri Lankan run scorer in tests, with an average of over 50.00.
Jaynes, Edwin Thompson2Edwin Thompson Jaynes (July 5, 1922 – April 30, 1998) was a physicist and statistician, and author of Probability Theory: The Logic of Science.
Jaynes, Julian43Julian Jaynes (27 February 1920 – 21 November 1997) was an American psychologist, best known for his book The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind (1976), in which he argued that ancient peoples were not conscious.
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin1Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1 April 1755, Belley, Ain – 2 February 1826, Paris) was a French lawyer and politician, and gained fame as an epicure and gastronome: "Grimod and Brillat-Savarin. Between them, two writers effectively founded the whole genre of the gastronomic essay."
Jean Henri Fabre7Jean Henri Fabre (22 December 1823 – 11 October 1915) was a French entomologist, and one of the founders of the study of insect behaviour. He was also an accomplished writer and teacher.
Jean-Luc Picard42Jean-Luc Picard (13 July 2305–) is a character in the Star Trek fictional universe, the captain of the USS Enterprise-D and the Enterprise-E. He was played by British actor Patrick Stewart in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and subsequent films.
Jean-Pierre Willem1Jean-Pierre Willem (born 24 May 1938 at Sedan (France), is a doctor of medicine.
Jeans, James57Sir James Hopwood Jeans (11 September 1877 – 16 September 1946) was a British physicist, astronomer and mathematician.
Jeff Bezos5Jeff Bezos (born January 12, 1964) is an American business magnate and investor. He is a technology entrepreneur who has played a key role in the growth of e-commerce as the founder and CEO of, an online merchant of books and later of a wide variety of products. Under his guidance, became the largest retailer on the World Wide Web and a top model for Internet sales. In 2013, Bezos purchased The Washington Post newspaper.
Jeff Gannon8James Dale Guckert (born 1957) worked under the pseudonym Jeff Gannon as a White House reporter between 2003 and 2005, representing Talon News.
Jeffers, Robinson48John Robinson Jeffers (10 January 1887 – 20 January 1962) was an American poet, whose poetry often presented monist perspectives, transcending personal and particular concerns of human beings, which he eventually labelled as stances of a naturalistic "inhumanism" that he believed was necessary to transcend and diminish many forms of social strife and corruption.
Jefferson, Thomas374Thomas Jefferson (13 April 1743 – 4 July 1826) was author of the Declaration of Independence (1776) and the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom (1777), founder of the University of Virginia (1819), the third president of the United States (1801–1809), a political philosopher, editor of Jefferson's Bible (1819), and one of the most influential founders of the United States.
Jefferys, Charles8Charles Jefferys (11 January 1807 – 9 June 1865) was an English music publisher and composer of songs.
Jeffress, Robert6Robert James Jeffress, Jr. (born November 29, 1955) is a Christian pastor who hosts the program Pathway to Victory on television and radio.
Jeffrey Bernard9Jeffrey Bernard (27 May 1932 – 4 September 1997) was a British journalist who was columnist for the UK magazine The Spectator. He was notorious for a feckless and chaotic career and life of alcohol abuse. He was immortalized in a play Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell by Keith Waterhouse.
Jeffrey, Francis5Francis Jeffrey (October 23 1773 – June 26 1850) was a Scottish critic, political writer, judge and lawyer. He was for some twenty-six years editor of the Edinburgh Review. He is sometimes referred to as Lord Jeffrey or as Francis, Lord Jeffrey, having been made a Lord of Session in 1834.
Jeffries, Lionel2Lionel Charles Jeffries (10 June 1926 – 19 February 2010) was a British actor, screenwriter and film director.
Jekyll, Gertrude5Gertrude Jekyll (29 November 1843 – 8 December 1932) was an British garden designer, writer, and artist. She created over 400 gardens in the UK, Europe and the USA and contributed over 1,000 articles to Country Life, The Garden and other magazines.
Jelinek, Elfriede49Elfriede Jelinek (German pronunciation: ɛlˈfʀiːdə ˈjɛlinɛk; born October 20, 1946) is an Austrian playwright and novelist. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2004 for her "musical flow of voices and counter-voices in novels and plays that, with extraordinary linguistic zeal, reveal the absurdity of society's clichés and their subjugating power."
Jelinek, Fred3Fred Jelinek (18 November 1932 – 14 September 2010) was a researcher in information theory, automatic speech recognition, and natural language processing.
Jeni, Richard12Richard John Colangelo (April 14, 1957 – March 10, 2007), known by his stage name Richard Jeni, was an American actor and comedian.
Jenkin, Bernard1Bernard Christison Jenkin (born 9 April 1959) is a politician in the United Kingdom, and the current Member of Parliament (MP) for Harwich and North Essex.
Jenkins, Florence Foster1Florence Foster Jenkins (July 19, 1868 – November 26, 1944) was an American amateur operatic soprano who was known for her poor singing ability.
Jenkins, Roy17Roy Harris Jenkins, Baron Jenkins of Hillhead OM PC (11 November 1920 – 5 January 2003) was a British politician. First elected as a Labour Member of Parliament and becoming a liberalising Home Secretary in the 1960s, he subsequently became Chancellor of the Exchequer. Alarmed at the increasingly left-wing stance of the Labour Party, he went on to be one of the four principal founders of the centrist Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the early 1980s. He was also a distinguished writer, especially of biographies.
Jenner, Edward3Edward Jenner, FRS (17 May 1749 – 26 January 1823) was an English physician and scientist who was the pioneer of smallpox vaccine, the world's first vaccine. He is often called "the father of immunology", and his work is said to have "saved more lives than the work of any other human".
Jenner, Henry2Henry Jenner (1848–1934) was a Celtic scholar, Cornish cultural activist, and chief originator of the Cornish language revival.
Jennings, Elizabeth3Elizabeth Jennings (20 July 1926 – 25 October 2001) was an English poet, noted for her clarity of style and simplicity of literary approach. Jennings was born in Lincolnshire, but her family moved to Oxford when she was six. Her Roman Catholicism coloured much of her work.
Jennings, Peter19Peter Charles Jennings (29 July 1938 – 7 August 2005) was a Canadian-American journalist, a news anchor for the ABC network beginning in 1978 and the sole anchor for World News Tonight from 1983 through April 2005.
Jennings, Waylon10Waylon Arnold Jennings (June 15, 1937 – February 13, 2002) was an American country music singer, songwriter, and musician.
Jensen, Arthur Robert18Arthur Robert Jensen (August 24, 1923 – October 22, 2012) was a professor of educational psychology at the University of California. Jensen is known for his work in psychometrics and differential psychology, which is concerned with how and why individuals differ behaviorally from one another.
Jensen, Derrick28Derrick Jensen (born 19 December 1960) is an American author and environmental activist who lives in Northern California.
Jeong Yak-yong1Jeong Yak-yong (5 August 1762 - 7 April 1836), often simply known as ‘Dasan’ (茶山, one of his ‘ho’ / pen-names meaning ‘the mountain of tea’) was a thinker of the later Joseon period.
Jephson, Digby1Digby Loder Armroid Jephson (23 February 1871 – 19 January 1926) was a cricketer who played for Cambridge University and Surrey.
Jeremy Bernstein3Jeremy Bernstein (born December 31, 1929 in Rochester, New York) is an American theoretical physicist and science essayist.
Jericho, Chris6Christopher Keith Irvine (born 9 November 1970), known professionally as Chris Jericho, is an American-born Canadian professional wrestler, musician, media personality, actor, author and businessman.
Jerome33Saint Jerome (ca. 347 – 30 September 420), full name Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus, is best known as the translator of the Bible from Greek and Hebrew into Latin. Jerome's edition, the Vulgate, is still the official biblical text of the Roman Catholic Church. He is canonized in all Christianity and recognized by the Vatican as a Doctor of the Church.
Jerome Bettis3Jerome Bettis, nicknamed "The Bus" (born February 16, 1972 in Detroit, Michigan), is a former American football halfback for the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers.
Jerome, Jerome K.64Jerome Klapka Jerome (May 2, 1859 – June 14, 1927) was an English author, best known for the humorous travelogue Three Men in a Boat.
Jerrold Nadler1Jerrold Nadler (born 1947-06-13) is a Democratic United States Representative from New York.
Jerrold, Douglas16Douglas William Jerrold (January 3, 1803 – June 8, 1857) was an English dramatist and writer.
Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller28Jerome "Jerry" Leiber (April 25, 1933 – August 22, 2011) and Mike Stoller (born March 13, 1933) were American songwriting and record producing partners. Stoller was the composer of the duo and Leiber the lyricist.
Jerry Pournelle9Jerry Eugene Pournelle (born August 7, 1933) is an American essayist, journalist and science fiction author.
Jesse, F. Tennyson1F. Tennyson Jesse (1888–1958) was an English author and criminologist, and a great-niece of Alfred, Lord Tennyson.
Jessel, George8Sir George Jessel (13 February 1824 – 21 March 1883) was a British judge.
Jesus507Jesus of Nazareth (8–2 BC/BCE – 29–36 AD/CE), also known as Jesus Christ, Yeshua, and Isa, is the central figure of Christianity, a philosopher, teacher, and martyr, believed to be the Messiah of ultimate salvation and Son of God by followers of Christian traditions. He is considered an important prophet by Muslims.
Jeter, Derek5Derek Sanderson Jeter (born June 26, 1974) is an American baseball shortstop who has played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees. A five-time World Series champion, Jeter is regarded as a central figure of the Yankees during their success of the 1990s and 2000s due to his hitting ability, baserunning, and leadership. He is the Yankees' all-time career leader in hits (3,304), games played (2,585), stolen bases (348), and at bats (10,551).
Jevons, William Stanley60William Stanley Jevons (1 September 1835 – 13 August 1882) was an English economist and logician.
Jewel (singer)4Jewel Kilcher (born 23 May 1974) is a singer-songwriter, actress, philanthropist, and author, usually known by simply her first name, Jewel.
Jewett, Frank Baldwin1Frank Baldwin Jewett (September 5, 1879 – November 18, 1949) was a physicist and the first president of Bell Labs.
Jewett, Sarah Orne17Sarah Orne Jewett (September 3, 1849 – June 24, 1909) was an American author and poet whose works were primarily set in her native New England.
Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer1Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, CBE (May 7, 1927 – 3 April 2013) was a Booker prize-winning novelist, short story writer, and two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter.
Jhumpa Lahiri1Jhumpa Lahiri (born July 11, 1967) is an Indian-American novelist, short story writer, and Pulitzer Prize winner.
Jiang Zemin6Jiang Zemin (born 17 August 1926) was the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (1989-2002) and the President of the People's Republic of China (1993-2003).
Jiang, Yi-huah9Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺; Jiāng Yīhuá; born 11 November 1960) is a politician in the Republic of China (ROC). He currently serves as the ROC Premier since 18 February 2013.
Jibanananda Das3Jibanananda Das (Bengali: জীবনানন্দ দাশ, /dʒɪbɒnʌnɒndɔː dʌʃ/) (18 February 1899 – 22 October 1954) was a Bengali poet, writer, novelist and essayist.
Jikmé Lingpa1Jikmé Lingpa (1729–1798) was an 18th century Tibetan tertön.
Jillette, Penn23Penn Jillette (born 5 March 1955) is an American illusionist, juggler and comedian known for his work with fellow illusionist Teller in the team known as Penn & Teller, with whom he hosts the television show Penn & Teller: Bullshit! airing on the Showtime network. He also hosted Penn Radio with juggler Michael Goudeau.
Jim Crace1Jim Crace (born 1946-03-01) is a British novelist.
Jim Webb6James Henry "Jim" Webb (born February 9, 1946) is an American politician, the junior senator from Virginia. A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, he served in Ronald Reagan's administration as the Secretary of the Navy.
Jim Yong Kim11Jim Yong Kim, also known as Kim Yong (Korean: 김용; born 8 December 1959), is a American-South Korean physician and anthropologist who became the 12th President of the World Bank on July 1, 2012. He was President of Dartmouth College from 2009 to 2012. He was formerly the Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a co-founder and executive director of Partners In Health.
Jiménez, Juan Ramón14Juan Ramón Jiménez (24 December 1881 – 29 May 1958) was a Spanish poet, who received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1956.
Jin, Jing2Jin Jing (Chinese: 金晶; Pinyin: Jīn Jīng; born 1981) is a Chinese female Paralympic fencer. She is notable as a torchbearer carrying the Olympic torch during protests against the Chinese Communist Party in Paris, France. Since then she has become a propaganda instrument and a rallying point for Chinese nationalists.
Jindal, Bobby6Piyush "Bobby" Jindal (born June 10, 1971) is the current Republican governor of the U.S. state of Louisiana. At age 36 Jindal became the youngest current governor in the United States in January 2008. He is also the first elected Indian American governor in United States history.
Jinnah, Muhammad Ali50Muhammad Ali Jinnah (Urdu, Sindhi:محمد على جناح) (December 25 1876 (for some reason he changed from October 20 1875 ref Down December 25 2014)– 11 September 1948) was a Muslim politician in the Indian subcontinent and leader of the All India Muslim League who founded Pakistan and served as its first Governor-General. He is officially known in Pakistan as Quaid-e-Azam (Urdu: قائد اعظم — "Great Leader") and Baba-e-Qaum ("Father of the Nation"). His birth and death anniversaries are Holidays in Pakistan.
JLewis, Joe3Joe Lewis (born 1953 in New York City) is a visual artist, photographer, musician, and art critic. He was dean of University of California, Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts.
Joan of Arc22Jehanne Darc also known as Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc) (1412 – 30 May 1431) was a mystic visionary, military leader, martyr, saint and heroine of France. Executed by fire as a heretic after sentencing by a tribunal of pro-English clergy, she was later cleared of the charges during an appellate trial of the Inquisition on 7 July 1456, and canonized as a saint of the Catholic Church on 16 May 1920.
Joan Robinson48Joan Robinson FBA (30 October 1903 – 5 August 1983) was a British post-Keynesian economist who made many contributions to economic theory.
Joan Vollmer6At that time she was married to a tall, curly-haired law student named Paul Adams, who had been drafted in the infantry and was stationed in Tennessee. But like Edie, Joan had an eye for the boys. She was the first girl Edie knew who had a diaphragm. Joan made sexual appraisals of men, of the sort men usually make about women, evaluating them as "cocksmen"."Cocksmen" were what Joan Vollmer referred to as men whose only use was sex. Christopher Carmona,Beat Scene #58, p. 5
João Magueijo11João Magueijo (zh-'wow ma-'gay-zhoo) (born in 1967) is a professor of theoretical physics at Imperial College, London, where he was for three years a Royal Society Research Fellow. He has been a visiting scientist at the University of California at Berkeley and Princeton University, and received his doctorate in Theoretical Physics at Cambridge University.
Jobs, Steve106Steven Paul Jobs (24 February 1955 – 5 October 2011) was the Chairman and CEO of Apple Inc., a company he founded with Steve Wozniak in 1976. He was also the CEO of Pixar Animation Studios until it was acquired by the Walt Disney Company in 2006. Jobs was the Walt Disney Company's largest individual shareholder and a former member of its Board of Directors. He is considered to have been a leading figure in both the computer and entertainment industries.
Jodl, Alfred11Alfred Jodl (May 10, 1890 – October 16, 1946) was a German military commander, attaining the position of Chief of the Operations Staff of the Armed Forces High Command (Oberkommando der Wehrmacht) during World War II, acting as deputy to Wilhelm Keitel. At the Nuremberg trials, he was found guilty on all four charges and was sentenced to death by hanging, although he had asked the court to be executed by firing squad.
Jodorowsky, Alejandro24Alejandro Jodorowky (born 17 February 1929) is an actor, playwright, director, producer, composer, mime, comic book writer and psychotherapist. Born in Chile, he became a Mexican citizen and was later naturalized as French.
Joe the Plumber7Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher (born 3 December 1973), better known as "Joe the Plumber," is a political commentator, Internet correspondent, and former employee of a plumbing contractor. He was given the moniker "Joe the Plumber" during the 2008 U.S. presidential election after he was videotaped questioning Democratic candidate Barack Obama about his small business tax policy during a campaign stop in Ohio. The Republican McCain-Palin campaign later applied "Joe the Plumber" as a metaphor for middle-class Americans.
Joel, Billy90William Martin "Billy" Joel (born May 9, 1949, in the Bronx, New York) is a globally-recognized pianist, singer and songwriter. A 6-time Grammy award winner, he is one of the best selling artists in music history.
Joffre, Joseph1Marshal Joseph Joffre, G.C.B., O.M. (French pronunciation: ​ʒɔsɛf ʒɔfʁ; 12 January 1852 – 3 January 1931), was a French general during World War I. He is most known for regrouping the retreating allied armies to defeat the Germans at the strategically decisive First Battle of the Marne in 1914.
Jofre, Eder3Eder Jofre (born March 26, 1936) is a Brazilian former boxer, whom many consider to be the best Brazilian boxer of all time, aswell as the 2nd greatest bantam weight fighter of all time behind Ruben Olivares. He represented his native country at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia.
Johansson, Scarlett6Scarlett Johansson (born 22 November 1984) is an American actress, model, and singer.
John Berridge2John Berridge (February 1716 − January 22, 1793) was an Anglican evangelical revivalist and hymnist.
John Bonica18John Bonica (February 16, 1917 - August 15, 1994) was a Sicilian American anesthesiologist and professional wrestler known as the founding father of the study of pain management.
John Burroughs14John Burroughs (April 3, 1837 - March 29, 1921) was an American Naturalist.
John Chrysostom19Saint John Chrysostom (347 – 407), Greek Ioannes Chrysostomos, early Christian theologian, archbishop of Constantinople, saint. "Chrysostom" means "Golden-mouthed", a tribute to his exemplary talent as an orator. His writings were originally written in Greek. Outside the Christian tradition Chrysostom is noted for eight of his sermons which played a considerable part in the history of Christian antisemitism, and were extensively misused by the Nazis in their ideological campaign against the Jews.
John Coleridge, 1st Baron Coleridge24John Duke Coleridge, 1st Baron Coleridge PC (3 December 1820 – 14 June 1894) was a British lawyer, judge and Liberal politician. He held the posts, in turn, of Solicitor General for England and Wales, Attorney General for England and Wales, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas and Lord Chief Justice of England.
John Constable52John Constable (11 June 1776 – 31 March 1837) was an English Romantic painter. Born in Suffolk, he is known principally for his landscape paintings of Dedham Vale, the area surrounding his home. He was one of the earliest painters who painted with oil en plein air; so he made a lot of fresh and direct oil-sketches of the English landscape.
John Eardley Wilmot22Sir John Eardley Wilmot PC (Derby, England, 16 August 1709 – London, 5 February 1792), was an English judge, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas from 1766 to 1771.
John G. Bennett15John Godolphin Bennett (June 8, 1897 – December 13, 1974) was a British mathematician, scientist, technologist, industrial research director and author.
John Gotti3John Joseph Gotti, Jr. (27 October 1940 – 10 June 2002) was an American mobster who became the boss of the Gambino crime family in New York
John Hancock7John Hancock (23 January 1737 O.S. 12 January 1736 – 8 October 1793) was a merchant, statesman, and prominent patriot of the American Revolution. He served as president of the Second Continental Congress and was the first and third Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is most famous for his large signature on the United States Declaration of Independence, which has resulted in his name becoming a synonym for "signature".
John Holt (Lord Chief Justice)35John Holt (Lord Chief Justice) (23 December 1642 – 5 March 1710) was an English lawyer and served as Lord Chief Justice of England from 17 April 1689 to his death.
John Keel3John A. Keel (born March 25, 1930) is a ufologist, parapsychologist, author, and journalist currently residing in New York, USA.
John M. Mason5John M. Mason (March 19, 1770 - December 26, 1829) was an American preacher and theologian who was Provost of Columbia College in the early 1810s, and briefly President of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in the early 1820s.
John Martin (Young Irelander)4John Martin (8 September 1812 – 29 March 1875) was an Irish nationalist activist who progressed from early militant support for Young Ireland and Repeal, to non-violent alternatives such as support for tenant farmers' rights and eventually as a Home Rule League MP, for Meath in 1871-1875.
John McKay1John Harvey McKay (July 5, 1923 – June 10, 2001) was an American football coach. He was the head coach of the USC Trojans from 1960 to 1975, and of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1976 to 1984.
John Money2John Money, PhD was a paediatrician, psychologist and sexologist. He was well-known for his research into sexual identity. Money created several influential concepts and terms during his career.
John Napier93John Napier Neper, Nepair of Merchiston (1550 – 4 April 1617) was a Scottish mathematician, physicist, astronomer and theologian recognized for the discovery of logarithms and the invention of "Napier's bones." He was the 8th Laird of Merchiston.
John O'Hara1John Henry O'Hara (January 31, 1905 – April 11, 1970) was an Irish American writer. He earned a reputation first for short stories and became a best-selling novelist by the age of thirty with Appointment in Samarra and BUtterfield 8. He was particularly known for an unparalleled and shockingly accurate ear for dialogue. O'Hara was a keen observer of social status and class differences, and wrote frequently about the socially ambitious.
John of Bohemia4John of Bohemia (10 August 1296 – 26 August 1346), also called John of Luxembourg and John the Blind, was the Count of Luxembourg from 1309, King of Bohemia from 1310, and titular King of Poland. He was the eldest son of the Holy Roman Emperor Henry VII and his wife Margaret of Brabant. He is famous for having died while fighting in the Battle of Crécy at age 50, after having been blind for a decade.
John of Damascus3Saint John of Damascus (Arabic: يوحنا الدمشقي Yuḥannā Al Demashqi; Greek: Ιωάννης Δαμασκήνος Iôannês Damaskênos; Latin: Iohannes Damascenus; also known as John Damascene, Χρυσορρόας/Chrysorrhoas, "streaming with gold"—i.e., "the golden speaker") (c. 676 – 4 December 749) was a Syrian Christian monk and priest. Born and raised in Damascus, he died at his monastery, Mar Saba, near Jerusalem.
John of Salisbury7John of Salisbury (or Joannes Saresberiensis) (c. 1118 – October 25 1180) was an English philosopher who wrote on ethics, logic and political theory. He was a student of Peter Abelard and an associate of Thomas Becket.
John of St. Samson11The Venerable John of St Samson (1571–1636), also known as Jean du Moulin or Jean de Saint-Samson, was a French Carmelite and mystic of the Catholic Church. A leader of the Touraine Reform of the Carmelite Order, which stressed prayer, silence and solitude, John was blind from the age of three after contracting smallpox and receiving poor medical treatment for the disease. He insisted very strongly on the mystical devotion of the Carmelites. He has been referred to as the "French St. John of the Cross" by students of Christian mysticism.
John of the Cross47Saint John of the Cross, or San Juan de la Cruz (24 June 1542 – 14 December 1591) was a Spanish Carmelite mystic and poet.
John Paul 0115Pope John Paul I (Latin: Ioannes Paulus I), born Albino Luciani (October 17, 1912 – September 28, 1978), reigned as pope and as sovereign of Vatican City from August 26 to September 28, 1978. His 33-day papacy was one of the shortest reigns in papal history. He is remembered for his friendliness and humility, and is nicknamed "the smiling Pope".
John Paul 0248John Paul II (1920–2005) served as pope of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City from 1978 until his death almost 27 years later. Born Karol Wojtyła in the Polish town of Wadowice, he served as archbishop of Kraków before becoming the first non-Italian pope in 455 years and the first pope of Slavic origin. He was one of the longest-serving popes and one of the most-travelled world leaders in history. Continuing the reforms of the Second Vatican Council and professing the philosophy of Christian humanism, John Paul II taught about the importance of family and respect for human life and dignity. He criticised materialist ideologies and is widely seen as having been instrumental in ending communism in his native Poland and eventually in all of Eastern Europe. The pope also mended the Catholic Church's relations with other denominations and religions, and, as part of his special emphasis on the universal call to holiness, he beatified and canonised a record number of people.
John Pomfret3John Pomfret (1667 – 1702) was an English poet and clergyman.
John Pratt (judge)8Sir John Pratt (1657–1725) was an English judge and politician. He was Lord Chief Justice of England from May 15, 1718 until March 2, 1725. He was appointed as an interim Chancellor of the Exchequer on February 2, 1721, until April 3, 1721. He was the father of Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden.
John Romero11Alfonso John Romero (born October 28, 1967) is a famous figure in the computer gaming industry. He is best known as a co-founder of id Software and lead designer of their groundbreaking first-person shooter games Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, and Quake.
John Romilly, 1st Baron Romilly13John Romilly, 1st Baron Romilly (20 January 1802 – 23 December 1874), known as Sir John Romilly between 1848 and 1866, was an English Whig politician and judge. He served in Lord John Russell's first administration as Solicitor-General from 1848 to 1850 and as Attorney-General from 1850 and 1851. The latter year he was appointed Master of the Rolls, a post he held until 1873. Knighted in 1848, he was ennobled as Baron Romilly in 1866.
John Ruysbroeck97The Blessed John of Ruysbroeck (1293 or 1294 – 2 December 1381), "the Admirable" also known as John Ruusbroec, Jan van Ruusbroec or Jan van Ruysbroeck, was one of the Flemish mystics of the medieval Catholic Church.
John Seigenthaler Sr.1John Lawrence Seigenthaler (born 27 July 1927) is an American journalist, writer, and political figure. His entry on Wikipedia was vandalised to suggest that he might have been involved in the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy, and his complaints about this attracted international attention.
John Selden27John Selden (December 16, 1584 - November 30, 1654) was an English jurist, legal antiquary and oriental scholar.
John Senior10John Senior (1923-1999) was an American Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and Classics, teaching at Bard and Hofstra Colleges, the Universities of Wyoming and Kansas, and Cornell. He co-founded the Integrated Humanities Program (IHP) at Kansas.
John Smith (explorer)2Captain John Smith (c. January 1580 – 21 June 1631) Admiral of New England was an English soldier, explorer, and author. He was knighted for his services to Sigismund Bathory, Prince of Transylvania and friend Mózes Székely. He is remembered for his role in establishing the first permanent English settlement in North America at Jamestown, Virginia, and his brief association with the Virginia Indian1 girl Pocahontas during an altercation with the Powhatan Confederacy and her father, Chief Powhatan. He was a leader of the Virginia Colony (based at Jamestown) between September 1608 and August 1609, and led an exploration along the rivers of Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay.
John Smith (Labour Party leader)5John Smith QC (13 September 1938 – 12 May 1994) was a British politician. Born in Argyllshire, he became involved in politics while at Glasgow University where he won awards for his debating skill. He qualified as an Advocate and worked in the Scottish courts before he was elected to Parliament for the Labour Party in 1970. He was largely responsible for conducting the legislation devolving power to Scotland and Wales through Parliament in the late 1970s and served briefly in the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Trade in 1978–79.
John Stuart Blackie3John Stuart Blackie (28 July 1809 – 2 March 1895) was a Scottish scholar and man of letters. He was born in Glasgow, and educated at the New Academy and afterwards at the Marischal College, in Aberdeen, where his father was manager of the Commercial Bank.
John Summerson5Sir John Newenham Summerson CH CBE (25 November 1904 – 10 November 1992) was one of the leading British architectural historians of the 20th century.
John Taylor (1578–1653)5John Taylor, self-styled as "The Water Poet", was an English poet.
John the Baptist3John the Baptist was an itinerant preacher, mentioned in New Testament, who baptized Jesus with a baptise of penitence.
John Trudell19John Trudell (born February 15, 1946) is an American author, a poet, musician and a former political activist.
John Vance Cheney4John Vance Cheney (29 December 1848 – 1 May 1922) was an American poet.
John Wallis46John Wallis (November 23, 1616 – October 28, 1703) was an English mathematician and chaplain who is given partial credit for the development of infinitesimal calculus. Between 1643 and 1689 he served as chief cryptographer for Parliament and, later, the royal court. He is also credited with introducing the infinity symbol and using one over the infinity symbol to represent an infinitesimal.
John Witherspoon2John Knox Witherspoon (February 5, 1723 – November 15, 1794) was a Scots Presbyterian minister and a signatory of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of New Jersey. He was president of the College of New Jersey (1768–94; now Princeton University).
John XXIII7John XXIII (November 25, 1881 – June 3, 1963), born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, was elected the 261st Pope of the Catholic Church and sovereign of Vatican City on 28 October 1958. He called the Second Vatican Council (1962–1965) but did not live to see it to completion, dying two months after the completion of his final encyclical, Pacem in Terris. He was beatified on 3 September 2000. His feast day is 11 October in the Catholic Church. He is also commemorated on 3 June by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and on 4 June by the Anglican Church of Canada.
John, Elton78Sir Elton Hercules John CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is an English singer-songwriter, composer, pianist, record producer, and occasional actor.
John, Gwen2Gwendolen Mary John (22 June 1876 – 18 September 1939) was a Welsh artist noted especially for her portraits of anonymous female sitters.
Johnny Nelson1Johnny Nelson (born 4 January 1967) is a former professional boxer from Sheffield, England. He was the WBO Cruiserweight World Champion, a title he gained on 27 March 1999 by defeating Carl Thompson. He has also previously fought for the WBU & WBF Crusierweight title which he won but then later gave them up. His fight record is 45 wins (29 by knockout), 12 losses and 2 draws.
Johns, Daniel28Daniel Paul Johns (born 22 April 1979) is an Australian vocalist, composer, guitarist, and pianist, best known as frontman of the rock band Silverchair.
Johns, Michael9Michael Johns (born September 8, 1964), American health care executive, former federal government of the United States official, and conservative policy analyst and writer.
Johns,Jasper34Jasper Johns, Jr. (born May 15, 1930, in Augusta, Georgia) is a contemporary artist; painter and printer. He was a close friend of Robert Rauschenberg, with which he shared studio and ling for some years. The two were also closely befriended with the composer John Cage and cheographer Merce Cunningham.
Johnso, Gary22Gary Johnson (born January 1, 1953) is an American entrepreneur and the 29th Governor of New Mexico. Gary Johnson is the Libertarian nominee for President of the United States in 2012.
Johnson Beharry4Lance Sergeant Johnson Beharry VC (born 26 July 1979) is a British Army soldier who, on 18 March 2005, was awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest military decoration for valour in the British and Commonwealth armed forces, for twice saving members of his unit, the 1st Battalion Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, from ambushes on 1 May and again on 11 June 2004 at Al-Amarah Iraq.
Johnson, Andrew45Andrew Johnson (29 December 1808 – 31 July 1875) was the seventeenth President of the United States (1865–1869), succeeding to the presidency upon the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. He presided over the Reconstruction of the United States following the American Civil War and was the first President to be impeached, although he was subsequently acquitted by a single vote in the Senate.
Johnson, Ben (sprinter)1Benjamin Sinclair "Ben" Johnson, CM (born December 30, 1961) is a Canadian former sprinter who enjoyed a high-profile career during much of the 1980s and won two Olympic Bronze medals.
Johnson, Boris80Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson (born 19 June 1964) is a British journalist and Politician, who serves as the current Mayor of London. He began his career as a trainee reporter on The Times but was sacked for making up a quote. From 1987 he worked at the Daily Telegraph where he became a leader-writer and assistant editor. He was editor of The Spectator from 1999, remaining in the job after his election in 2001 as MP for Henley until 2008. He was elected as London Mayor on 2 May 2008. Johnson is known for his unkempt appearance, effective use of humour, and eccentric approach to public life. He has attracted press interest over his private life.
Johnson, Charles Foster54Charles Foster "Icarus" Johnson (born April 13, 1953) is an American Jazz guitarist who also runs the weblog Little Green Footballs.
Johnson, Don1Donnie Wayne "Don" Johnson (born December 15, 1949) is an American actor known for his work in television and film.
Johnson, Dwayne4Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972), also known by his former ring name The Rock and occasionally credited as Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, is an American actor and former professional wrestler.
Johnson, Eyvind1Eyvind Johnson (29 July 1900 – 25 August 1976) was a Swedish author. He became a member of the Swedish Academy in 1957 and shared the Nobel Prize in Literature with Harry Martinson in 1974.
Johnson, Fenton5John Fenton Johnson (born October 25, 1953) was born ninth of nine children into a Kentucky whiskey-making family with a strong storytelling tradition. His most recent book Keeping Faith: A Skeptic's Journey draws on time spent living as a member of the monastic communities of the Trappist Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky and the San Francisco Zen Center.
Johnson, Glen3Glengoffe Donovan Johnson (born January 2, 1969) is a professional boxer, nicknamed Gentleman.
Johnson, Herrick14Herrick Johnson (September 21, 1832 – November 20, 1913) was an American Presbyterian clergyman and author.
Johnson, Hiram1Hiram Warren Johnson (September 2, 1866 – August 6, 1945) was a leading American progressive and later isolationist politician from California; he was Governor of California from 1911 to 1917, and a Senator from 1917 to 1945.
Johnson, Holly15William (Holly) Johnson (born 9 February 1960) is an English artist, musician and writer, best known as the lead vocalist of the controversial 1980s new wave pop rock band Frankie Goes to Hollywood.
Johnson, Jack36Jack Johnson (born May 18, 1975) is a Hawaiian-born singer/songwriter, surfer, and filmmaker.
Johnson, Jack3John Arthur Johnson (March 31, 1878 – June 10, 1946), more famous as Jack Johnson and nicknamed the "Galveston Giant", was an American boxer and arguably the best heavyweight of his generation. He was the first black Heavyweight Champion of the World, 1908–1915.
Johnson, James Weldon23James Weldon Johnson (June 17, 1871 – June 26, 1938) was a leading American author, critic, journalist, poet, anthropologist, educator, lawyer, songwriter, early civil rights activist, and prominent figure in the Harlem Renaissance. He was also one of the first African-American professors at New York University. Later in life he was a Professor of Creative Literature and Writing at Fisk University.
Johnson, Lionel16Lionel Pigot Johnson (15 March 1867 – 4 October 1902) was an English poet, essayist and critic.
Johnson, Lyndon B.122Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, was an American politician. After serving a long career in U.S. legislatures, Johnson became the Vice President of the United States of America under John F. Kennedy, from 1961 to 1963. A Democrat, Johnson became the 36th U.S. president, from 1963 to 1969, after Kennedy's assassination.
Johnson, Magic1Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. (born August 14, 1959) is a former profesional basketball player. He played with the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA for all of his 13 seasons and has won five championships.
Johnson, Nkosi4Nkosi Johnson (February 4, 1989 – June 1, 2001), born Xolani Nkosi, was the longest living person born with HIV/AIDS. His keynote speech at the Thirteenth International AIDS Conference proved instrumental in changing attitudes towards the disease.
Johnson, Pauline3Emily Pauline Johnson (March 10, 1861 – March 7, 1913) was a Canadian writer, poet and performer popular in the late 19th century, also known by her Indian name Tekahionwake.
Johnson, Philip2Philip Johnson (July 8, 1906 – January 25, 2005) was an American architect.
Johnson, Phillip E.11Phillip E. Johnson (born 1940) is an American retired law professor, author and intelligent design proponent. Johnson is considered the father of the intelligent design movement.
Johnson, Sabra Elise2Sabra Elise Johnson (born July 29, 1987) is an American dancer from Roy, Utah and the reigning champion and first female winner of the Fox reality television show So You Think You Can Dance. She was born in the Netherlands, spent nine years in Germany, and after that nine years in Utah. She now lives in New York while pursuing her dancing career.
Johnson, Samuel314Samuel Johnson (18 September 1709 7 September O.S. – 13 December 1784) was a British author, linguist and lexicographer. He is often referred to as simply Dr. Johnson in the history of literature and is regarded as the greatest man of letters in English history.
Johnson, Timothy (politician)1Timothy Peter Johnson (born December 28 1946) is the senior United States Senator from South Dakota, and a member of the Democratic Party. He was the subject of national attention in December 2006 when his ill health raised the possibility that, were he to die, the South Dakota governor might appoint a Republican to fill his seat, thus returning the Senate to Republican control after elections which had given the Democratic Party a slim majority.
Johnson,Paul4Paul Bede Johnson (Born 2 November 1928) is an English journalist, historian, speechwriter and author.
Johnston, Harry3Sir Henry "Harry" Hamilton Johnston GCMG KCB (12 June 1858 – 31 August 1927) was a British explorer, botanist, linguist and colonial administrator, one of the key players in the "Scramble for Africa" that occurred at the end of the 19th century. The falls at Mambidima on the Luapula River were named Johnston Falls by the British in his honour.
Johnston, James Finlay Weir1James Finlay Weir Johnston FRS (1796–1855) was a Scottish agronomist and agricultural chemist. He is best known as the co-founder of the British Association for the Advancement of Science.
Johnston, Jill2Jill Johnston (May 17, 1929 – September 18, 2010) was an American feminist author and cultural critic.
Jois, K. Pattabhi3Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (July 26 1915 – May 18 2009) was an Indian yoga teacher.
Jolie, Angelina5Angelina Jolie (born Angelina Jolie Voight on 4 June 1975) is an American film actress, a former fashion model, and a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency. She is the daughter of Jon Voight.
Joliot-Curie, Frédéric1Jean Frédéric Joliot-Curie (19 March 1900 – 14 August 1958) was a French physicist, who shared the 1935 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with his wife Irène Joliot-Curie for the discovery of artificial radioactivity.
Jolly, Arthur M21Arthur M. Jolly (born 1969) is an American screenwriter and playwright.
Jon Elster12Jon Elster (born 22 February 1940, Oslo) is a Norwegian social and political theorist.
Jón Páll Sigmarsson1Jón Páll Sigmarsson (April 28, 1960 – January 16, 1993) was a strongman and powerlifter from Iceland who won the World's Strongest Man contest 4 times.
Jonas, Nick1Nicholas Jerry "Nick" Jonas (born September 16, 1992) is an American singer- songwriter, musician and actor best known as one of the Jonas Brothers.
Jones, Alex5Alex Jones (born February 11, 1974) is an American radio host, author, conspiracy theorist and documentary filmmaker.
Jones, Chuck8Charles Martin "Chuck" Jones (September 21, 1912 – February 22, 2002) was an American animator, cartoon artist, screenwriter, producer, and director of animated films, most memorably of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts for the Warner Bros. Cartoons studio.
Jones, Diana Wynne39Diana Wynne Jones (August 16, 1934 – March 26, 2011) was an English author notable for her fantasy novels for children and adults, as well as a small amount of non-fiction.
Jones, Franklin D.1Franklin D. Jones (1879–1967) was an author of handbooks on mechanical engineering, workshop mechanics and toolmaking.
Jones, george7George Glenn Jones (September 12, 1931 – April 26, 2013) was an American musician, singer and songwriter
Jones, Grace1Grace Jones (born 19 May 1948) is a Jamaican-American singer, model and actress.
Jones, Griff Rhys5Griff Rhys Jones (born 16 November 1953) is a Welsh comedian, actor and writer.
Jones, James47James Ramon Jones (6 November 1921 – 9 May 1977) was an American author, who became famous after the publication of his first novel, From Here to Eternity.
Jones, Jim10James Warren "Jim" Jones (May 13, 1931 – November 18, 1978) was the founder of Peoples Temple, a church-like social movement that committed mass suicide in its community of Jonestown, Guyana on 18 November 1978.
Jones, John Paul7John Paul Jones (6 July 1747 – 18 July 1792) was a Scottish-born naval officer who was America's first well-known naval hero during its Revolutionary War, and later served in the Imperial Russian Navy.
Jones, Mary Harris2Mary Harris "Mother" Jones (August 1, 1837 – November 30, 1930), born in Cork, Ireland, was a prominent American socialist, labor and community organizer, and a founder of the Industrial Workers of the World.
Jones, Michael1Michael Jones (born 1942) is a New Age pianist, author, composer and leadership educator.
Jones, Mick1Michael Geoffrey "Mick" Jones (born 26 June 1955) was the lead guitarist and a vocalist of the British punk rock band The Clash until his dismissal in 1983. He went on to form the band Big Audio Dynamite with Don Letts before line-up changes led to the formation of Big Audio Dynamite II and later Big Audio.
Jones, Norah9Geetali Norah Jones Shankar (born March 30, 1979), widely known as Norah Jones, is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actress. She is a daughter of an American, Sue Jones, and Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar.
Jones, Pacman1Adam Bernard "Pacman" Jones (born September 30, 1983, in Atlanta, Georgia) was an American football cornerback and return specialist for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League.
Jones, Peter2Peter Jones (1801–1856) was an Ojibwa Mississauga Methodist preacher from Upper Canada.
Jones, Rufus15Rufus Matthew Jones (25 January 1863 – 16 June 1948) was an American writer, magazine editor, philosopher, historian and theologian who was one of the most influential Quakers of the 20th century. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Haverford Emergency Unit (a precursor to the American Friends Service Committee), and the only person to give two Swarthmore Lectures, the first of them all, in 1908, and his second in 1920.
Jones, Terry6Terence Graham Parry Jones (born 1 February 1942) is a British comedian, actor, screenwriter, film director, political commentator, children's writer and Chaucerian scholar. He is probably best known as a former Python.
Jones, Tom3Sir Tom Jones (born June 7, 1940) is a Welsh singer.
Jones, Tommy Lee6Tommy Lee Jones (born 15 September 1946) is an American actor and director.
Jones, Van11Anthony "Van" Jones (born 20 September 1968) is an environmental advocate, civil rights activist, attorney, and author who served from March 16 to September 5, 2009 as Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) in the United States. In 2008, TIME magazine named Jones one of its "Environmental Heroes", Fast Company called him one of the "12 Most Creative Minds of 2008". In July 2009 he became "embroiled in controversy" over his past political activities including an early 1990s association with a Marxist group, a public comment disparaging Congressional Republicans, and signing a petition for He resigned from his White House position in early September 2009.
Jones, William7Sir William Jones (September 28, 1746 – April 27, 1794) was an English philologist and student of ancient India, particularly known for his proposition of the existence of a relationship among Indo-European languages. He was also the founder of the Asiatic Society.
Jones, William1William Jones (30 July 1726 – 6 January 1800), known as William Jones of Nayland, was a British clergyman and author.
Jong, Erica56Erica Jong (born 26 March 1942) is an American author and educator. Born in New York City, Jong graduated from Barnard College in 1963. She is best known for her first novel, Fear of Flying (published in 1973), which created a sensation with its frank treatment of a woman's sexual desires.
Jong, Piet de4Petrus Josef Sietse "Piet" de Jong (born April 3, 1915) is a retired Dutch politician of the defunct Catholic People's Party (KVP) now merged into the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA). He served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from April 5, 1967 until July 6, 1971.
Jonson, Ben84Benjamin Jonson (11 June 1572 – 6 August 1637) was an English Renaissance dramatist, poet and actor, most famous for his plays Volpone and The Alchemist, his lyrics, his influence on Jacobean and Caroline poets, his theory of humours, his contentious personality, and his friendship and rivalry with William Shakespeare.
Joplin, Janis11Janis Lyn Joplin (19 January 1943 – 4 October 1970) was an American singer and songwriter
Joplin, Scott5Scott Joplin (c. 1867/1868? – April 1, 1917) was an African-American composer and pianist. Joplin achieved fame for his ragtime compositions, and was later titled The King of Ragtime. During his brief career, he wrote 44 original ragtime pieces, one ragtime ballet, and two operas.
Jordan, Colin1Colin Jordan (19 June 1923 – 8 April 2009) was a leading representative of postwar National Socialism in Britain. In the far-right nationalist circles of the 1960s, Jordan represented the most explictly 'Nazi' inclination in his open use of the styles and symbols of the Third Reich.
Jordan, David Starr4David Starr Jordan, Ph.D., LL.D. (January 19, 1851 – September 19, 1931) was a leading ichthyologist (the study of fish), educator and peace activist. He was president of Indiana University (Bloomington) and Stanford University.
Jordan, June5June Jordan (July 9, 1936 – June 14, 2002) was an African-American bisexual political activist, writer, poet, essayist, and teacher, born in Harlem, New York, to Jamaican immigrants.
Jordan, Michael23Michael Jordan (born February 17, 1963) is a retired professional basketball player who played 13 seasons for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association and 2 seasons for the Washington Wizards. He is widely considered the greatest basketball player of all time.
Jordan, Pascual1Pascual Jordan (18 October 1902 – 31 July 1980) was a German theoretical and mathematical physicist who made significant contributions to quantum mechanics and quantum field theory.
Jordan, Robert309Robert Jordan was the pen name of James Oliver Rigney, Jr. (October 17, 1948 – September 16, 2007), under which he is best known as the author of the bestselling The Wheel of Time fantasy series. He also wrote under the name Reagan O'Neal.
Jörg Haider1Jörg Haider (26 January 1950 – 11 October 2008) was an Austrian politician.
Jorn,Asger40Asger Oluf Jorn (March 3, 1914 – May 1, 1973) was born in Vejrum, in the northwest corner of Jutland, Denmark and baptized Asger Oluf Jørgensen. In 1946 he changed his name into Asger Oluf Jorn. He was a founding member of the COBRA-group and later of the Situationist International; he was a prolific artist, active organizer and essayist. He felt himself strongly connected to Nordic myths, as well as to modern times.
José, José6José José (born February 17, 1948) is a Mexican singer. He is referred to as "El Principe de la Canción" (The Prince of Song).
Josef Hofmann2Josef Casimir Hofmann (originally Józef Kazimierz Hofmann; January 20, 1876 – February 16, 1957) was a Polish-American virtuoso pianist, composer, music teacher, and inventor.
Josefa Vosanibola8Josefa Vosanibola is currently (June 2005) Fiji's Minister for Home Affairs.
Joseffy, Rafael7Rafael Joseffy (July 3, 1852 – June 25, 1915) was a Hungarian pianist, teacher and composer.
Joseph Déjacque1Joseph Déjacque (December 27, 1821 – 1864) was an early anarcho-communist poet and writer. Déjacque was the first recorded person to employ the term libertarian for himself in a political sense.
Joseph Dietzgen2Joseph Dietzgen (December 9, 1828 – April 15, 1888) was a German socialist philosopher, Marxist and journalist. Entirely self-educated, he developed the notion of dialectical materialism independently from Marx and Engels. His publications had major influences on Vladimir Lenin and the Russian Revolution of 1917.
Joseph Jacobs17Joseph Jacobs (29 August 1854 - 30 January 1916) was an Australian born folklorist who published books on English and Celtic fairy tales.
Joseph Lewis14Joseph Lewis (11 June 1889 – 1968) was an American freethinker, and atheist who was born in Montgomery, Alabama.
Joseph Martin Kraus9Joseph Martin Kraus (20 June 1756 – 15 December 1792) was a German composer and Hofkapellmeister in the service of king Gustav III of Sweden in Stockholm.
Joseph Massad83Joseph Andoni Massad (born 1963) is a Palestinian American Associate Professor of Modern Arab Politics and Intellectual History at Columbia University, whose academic work has focused on Palestinian, Jordanian, and Israeli nationalism as well as representations of sexual desire in the Arab world.
Joseph McCarthy14Joseph McCarthy (14 November 1908 - 2 May 1957) was a Republican Senator from the state of Wisconsin from 1947 to 1957. He is best known for making accusations of membership in the communist party or of communist sympathies against people working in sensitive sectors of the U.S. government.
Joseph N. Welch3Joseph Nye Welch (22 October 1890 – 6 October 1960) was an American lawyer, and the head counsel for the United States Army while it was under investigation by Joseph McCarthy’s Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations for Communist activities.
Joseph Ritson115Joseph Ritson (October 2, 1752 – September 23, 1803) was an English antiquarian noted more for his caustic style than for his scholarship.
Joseph, Bradley10Bradley Joseph (born 1965) is an American composer, arranger, and producer of contemporary instrumental music. His compositions include works for orchestra, quartet, and solo piano, while his musical style ranges from "quietly pensive mood music to a rich orchestration of classical depth and breadth". He has performed around the world with artists such as Yanni and Sheena Easton.
Joseph, Chief10Hinmaton-Yalaktit (Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt) (1840 - 21 September 1904) was leader of the Nez Perce; most commonly known as Chief Joseph, his Indian name means "Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain"
Joseph, Jenny3Jenny Joseph (born 7 May 1932) is an English poet. Her poem Warning was identified as the UK's "most popular post-war poem" in a 1996 poll by the BBC.
Joseph, Keith11Sir Keith Sinjohn Joseph, Baron Joseph, Bt, CH, PC (17 January 1918 – 10 December 1994) was a British barrister, politician, and Conservative Cabinet Minister under three different Ministries.
Josephus, Flavius7Flavius Josephus (37-100 CE) was a 1st-century Jewish army captain and later became an author. He was actively involved in the Jewish war with the Romans that climaxed in the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 CE. After 70 he went to Rome and dedicated his life to writing. He wrote two history works (de bello judaico and antiquitates judaicae), an autobiography (vita) and a polemic work called contra apionem.
Joshua, T. B.19Temitope Balogun Joshua (born June 12, 1963) is the Nigerian founder of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN), a Christian organisation headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. A Christian pastor, humanitarian and author, Joshua broadcasts Christian televangelism via SCOAN's Christian Television station Emmanuel TV, and on the Internet via the Streaming Faith broadcast portal.
Joubert, Joseph255Joseph Joubert (7 May 1754 – 4 May 1824) was a French moralist and essayist. He published nothing during his lifetime; after his death in 1824, Joubert's widow entrusted his manuscripts to François-René de Chateaubriand, who published a short selection of them for private circulation, under the title Recueil des Pensées de M. Joubert (Collected Thoughts of Mr. Joubert) (Paris, 1838). This volume was subsequently re-edited with many additions by Paul Raynal, a nephew of the author, under the new title of Pensées, Essais, Maximes et Correspondance de J. Joubert (Thoughts, Essays, Maxims and Correspondence of J. Joubert) (Paris, 1842). A selection from his correspondence was published in 1883.
Joubert, Piet7Petrus Jacobus Joubert (20 January 1834 – 28 March 1900), better known as Piet Joubert, was Commandant-General of the South African Republic from 1880 to 1900.
Joule, James Prescott4James Prescott Joule (24 December 1818 – 11 October 1889) was an English physicist and brewer. Joule studied the nature of heat, and discovered its relationship to mechanical work.
Jovovich, Milla8Milla Jovovich (pronounced /ˈjɔvɔviʧ/; Serbian: Милица Јововић, Milica Jovović; Russian: Милла Йовович, Milla Yovovich; Ukrainian: Мiлла Йовович, Milla Jovovich; born Milica Jovović on 17 December 1975) is a Ukrainian model, actress, musician, and fashion designer.
Jowett, Benjamin13Benjamin Jowett (April 15 1817 – October 1 1893) was a theologian and classical scholar who became one of the great public figures of Victorian England. He was Regius Professor of Greek at Oxford from 1855, Master of Balliol College, Oxford from 1870, and Vice-Chancellor of the university from 1882.
Joyce, James89James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (February 2 1882 – January 13 1941) was an Irish novelist, short-story writer and poet.
Joyce, Michael5Michael Joyce (born 1945) is a professor of English at Vassar College. He is an author and critic of hypertext fiction and electronic literature.
Joyce, William19William Brooke Joyce (24 April 1906 - 3 January 1946) was a propaganda broadcaster for Nazi Germany during World War II, best known by his British listeners as Lord Haw Haw. Controversially, he was executed for treason by the British as a result of his wartime activities.
Juan del Valle y Caviedes2Juan del Valle y Caviedes (11 April 1645 – 1697) was a Peruvian poet.
Juan Gris7José Victoriano Carmelo Carlos González-Pérez (March 23, 1887 – May 11, 1927)), better known as Juan Gris, was a Spanish painter who lived and worked in France almost all of his life. His works are closely connected to the emergence of Cubism.
Juárez, Benito7Benito Pablo Juárez García (21 March 1806 – 18 July 1872), known primarily as Benito Juárez, was a Mexican politician; a full-blooded Zapotec, he became the first indigenous national to serve as President of Mexico, from 1861 to 1863 and from 1867 to 1872.
Judd, Alan3Alan Judd (born 1946) is a British author and novelist, and a former soldier and diplomat.
Judd, Donald33Donald Clarence Judd (June 3, 1928 – February 12, 1994) was an American artist associated with minimalism.
Judge, Jack1Jack Judge (christened John, 3 December 1872 – 25 July 1938) was an English songwriter and music-hall entertainer.
Judith Martin7Judith Martin (September 13, 1938 - ) American advice columnist (under the pseudonym "Miss Manners")
Juho Kusti Paasikivi2Juho Kusti Paasikivi ((27 November 1870 – 14 December 1956) was President of Finland from 1946 to 1956.
Julian90Flavius Claudius Julianus (c. 331 – 26 June 363) was a Hellenistic philosopher, military leader, Roman emperor, and satirist, often referred to as Julian the Apostate because of his rejection of formal Christian doctrines, and opposition to their spread, and sometimes as Julian II, to distinguish him from Didius Julianus. Sometimes now referred to as Julian the Philosopher, he was the last pagan Augustus of the Roman Empire.
Julian of Norwich344Julian of Norwich (c. 8 November 1342 – c. 1413) was an English Christian mystic, philosopher and theologian. Little is known of her life aside from her writings. Even her name is uncertain, the name "Julian" coming from the Church of St. Julian in Norwich, where she was an anchoress, walled into the church behind the altar during a mass for the dead.
July, Miranda20Miranda Jennifer July (born Miranda Jennifer Grossinger on 15 February 1974) is a performing artist, musician, writer, actress and film director.
Jumblatt, Walid2Walid Jumblatt (Arabic: وليد جنبلاط‎) (born August 7, 1949) is the current leader of the Progressive Socialist Party of Lebanon and the most prominent leader of the Druze community.
Juncker, Jean-Claude11Jean-Claude Juncker (born 9 December 1954) is a Luxembourgish politician, the leader of the Christian Social People's Party. He is the Prime Minister of Luxembourg, having succeeded Jacques Santer on 20 January 1995. He is the longest standing head of government with undisputed democratic credentials in the world.
Jung, Carl107Carl Gustav Jung (IPA: ˈkarl ˈgʊstaf ˈjʊŋ) (26 July 1875 – 6 June 1961) was a Swiss psychiatrist and founder of analytical psychology.
Junge, Traudl6Traudl Junge (March 16, 1920 – February 10, 2002) was Adolf Hitler's private secretary from 1942 to 1945.
Junot, Jean-Andoche1Jean-Andoche Junot, 1st Duke of Abrantes (October 23, 1771 – July 29, 1813) was a French general during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.
Juozapaitis, Vytautas24Vytautas Juozapaitis (born December 14, 1963, in Radviliskis, Lithuania) is a Lithuanian opera singer (baritone), a soloist of Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre and Kaunas State Musical Theatre, a professor of Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and a docent of Vilnius College of Higher Education, the recipient of Lithuanian National Prize and all major Lithuanian scene awards.
Justice, Donald4Donald Justice (12 August 1925 – 6 August 2004) was an American poet.
Justin Martyr2Justin Martyr, also known as Saint Justin (c. 100 – 165 AD), was an early Christian apologist, and is regarded as the foremost interpreter of the theory of the Logos in the 2nd century. He was martyred, alongside some of his students, and is considered a saint by the Roman Catholic Church, the Anglican Church, and the Eastern Orthodox Church.
Justine Frischmann5Justine Frischmann (born 16 September 1969) is a singer, songwriter and artist best known as the lead singer of the band Elastica. Justine continues to write songs for artists, and is now studying visual arts and psychology at Naropa University.
Juvenal19Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis (c. 55 – c. 140), anglicized as Juvenal, was a Roman satiric poet.
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