People by name, K with Quotes

498 people with 8,253 quotes

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K. L. Saigal20Kundan Lal Saigal (April 11, 1904 – January 18, 1947) was a legendary Indian singer and actor. He was the first superstar of the Hindi film industry, which was centered in Calcutta during Saigal's time. A tribute in his memory has been released in the song "Saigal Blues" in the Bollywood movie Delhi Belly (2011). In his career of fifteen years, he acted in 36 feature films, rendered 185 songs which includes 142 film songs and 43 non-film songs. His musical renderings covered the creations of poets such as Ghalib, Zauq, and Seemab.
K. R. Narayanan47K. R. Narayanan born Kocheril Raman Narayanan (October 27, 1920 – November 9, 2005) was the tenth President of India.
Kabakov, Ilya4Ilya Kabakov (born September 30, 1933), is a Soviet-born American conceptual artist, born in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine. He worked for thirty years in Moscow, from the 1950s until the late 1980s. He now lives and works on Long Island.
Kabalevsky, Dmitri1Dmitry Borisovich Kabalevsky (30 December O.S. 17 December 1904 – 14 February 1987) was a Russian composer.
Kabir25Kabir (1440–1518) was an Indian poet, mystic and philosopher, and one of the Northern India Sants.
Kac, Mark17Mark Kac (pronounced kahts, Polish: Marek Kac, b. 3 August 1914, Krzemieniec, Russian Empire, now in Ukraine; d. 26 October 1984, California, USA) was a Polish mathematician. Kac completed his Ph.D. in mathematics at the Polish University of Lwów in 1937 under the direction of Hugo Steinhaus.
Kaceli, Sadik8Sadik Kaceli (1912–2000) was an Albanian realist painter.
Kaczynski, Lech14Lech Kaczyński (18 June 1949 – 10 April 2010) was a Polish politician; a leader of Prawo i Sprawiedliwość (Law and Justice) party, and the President of Poland from 2005 to 2010.
Kaczynski, Theodore33Theodore John Kaczynski, Ph.D., also known as the Unabomber (born 22 May 1942) is an American terrorist who attempted to fight against what he perceived as the evils of technological progress by sending mail bombs to various people over almost eighteen years, killing three and wounding 23. He was the target of the FBI's most expensive manhunt ever.
Kadivar, Mohsen1Hujjat al Islam Mohsen Kadivar (born June 7, 1959) is an Iranian philosopher, University lecturer, cleric and activist. A political dissident, Kadivar has been a vocal critic of the doctrine of clerical rule, also known as Velayat-e Faqih (Guardianship of the Islamic Jurist), and a strong advocate of democratic and liberal reforms in Iran. Kadivar has served time in prison in Iran for his political activism and beliefs.
Kael, Pauline70Pauline Kael (June 19, 1919 – September 3, 2001) was an American film critic best known for the reviews she wrote in The New Yorker. Collections of her reviews were later published in book form.
Kafka, Franz97Franz Kafka (3 July 1883 – 3 June 1924) was a Bohemian-Jewish novelist, and was one of the major German-language fiction writers of the 20th century.
Kagan, Elena6Elena Kagan (born April 28, 1960) is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving since August 7, 2010. Kagan is the Court's 112th justice and fourth female justice.
Kagan, Robert7Robert Kagan (born September 26, 1958) is an American historian and foreign policy commentator.
Kagen, Steve6Steve Kagen M.D. (born 1949-10-12) is a Democratic United States Representative from Wisconsin's 8th congressional district.
Kahane, Meir3Meir Kahane (1 August 1932 – 5 November 1990) was an American-Israeli Orthodox rabbi, writer, nationalist, and served in the Israeli Knesset. He was assassinated by El Sayyid Nosair, an Arab terrorist, who is speculated to be affiliated with al Qaeda. He founded the Jewish Defense League, which was declared a terrorist group by the United States and Israel.
Kahlo, Frida13Frida Kahlo (6 July 1907 – 13 July 1954) was a Mexican painter. She was married to cubist painter Diego Rivera.
Kahn, Herman31Herman Kahn (February 15, 1922 – July 7, 1983) was an American Jewish futurist and nuclear theorist. He was one of the founders of the Hudson Institute and an employee of the RAND corporation. He is most known for his work On Thermonuclear War.
Kahn, Madeline8Madeline Kahn (September 29, 1942 – December 3, 1999) was an Academy Award-nominated Jewish American actress of movie, television and theater distinguished by an unusual gift for comedy.
Kahn, Philippe27Philippe Kahn (born 16 March 1952) Inventor of the camera phone, CEO of Fullpower, Founder of Starfish Software, Lightsurf technologies, Borland, and the Lee-Kahn Foundation. Author of dozens of technology patents, Kahn is one of the most prolific innovators in the high tech industry.
Kahn, Robert L.13Robert Louis Kahn (born 1918, in Detroit, Michigan) is an American psychologist and social scientist, specializing in organizational theory and survey research.
Kahn, Roger30Roger Kahn (born 31 October 1927) is an American author, best known for his writings on baseball and for his widely-acclaimed 1972 memoir, The Boys of Summer. A Sports Illustrated panel has selected The Boys of Summer as the greatest of all baseball books.
Kahneman, Daniel13Daniel Kahneman (born March 5, 1934) is an Israeli-American psychologist. He shared the 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Vernon L. Smith. Kahneman is notable for his work on the psychology of judgment and decision-making, behavioral economics and hedonic psychology. Currently, he is professor emeritus of psychology and public affairs at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School.
Kaiser, Henry J.2Henry John Kaiser (8 May 1882 – 24 August 1967) was an American industrialist who became known as the father of modern American shipbuilding.
Kak, Subhash11Subhash Kak (born 26 March 1947) is an Indian American philosopher, poet, and scientist.
Kaku, Michio11Michio Kaku (ミチオ カク) (born 24 January 1947) is a Japanese American theoretical physicist, tenured professor and co-creator of string field theory.
Kalam, Abdul40Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam (born 15 October 1931), generally referred to as Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, was an Indian scientist and engineer; 11th President of India; .
Kalashnikov, Mikhail5Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov (Russian: Михаил Тимофеевич Калашников; 10 November 1919 – 23 December 2013) was a Russian general and small arms designer, most famous for developing the AK-47 assault rifle.
Kalecki, Michal16Michal Kalecki (June 22, 1899, in Łódź – April 18, 1970, in Warsaw) was a Polish Marxist economist who specialized in macroeconomics of a broadly-defined Keynesian sort. Over the course of his life, Kalecki worked at the London School of Economics, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford and Warsaw School of Economics as well as an economic advisor to governments of Cuba, Israel, Mexico and India.
Kalidasa3Kālidāsa (Devanāgarī: कालिदास) was a Sanskrit poet and dramatist, his title Kavikulaguru (Preceptor of All Poets) bearing testimony to his stature. Known to be an ardent worshipper of Shiva, he wrote his plays and poetry largely based around Hindu mythology and philosophy. His name means, literally, "Kali's servant." His life cannot be dated with precision, but most likely falls within the Gupta period, probably in the 4th or 5th century.
Kalinin, Mikhail6Mikhail Ivanovich Kalinin (November 19 O.S. November 7 1875 – June 3, 1946) was a Bolshevik revolutionary and the titular head of state of the Soviet Union from 1919 to 1946. Two large cities, Tver and Königsberg, were renamed in his honor; the latter has retained the name Kaliningrad after the fall of the USSR. Kalinin was honoured with a major state funeral and was buried in the Kremlin Wall Necropolis.
Kalla, Jusuf1Jusuf Kalla (born 15 May 1942 in Watampone, South Sulawesi) is the current Vice President of Indonesia.
Kallinen, Yrjo1Yrjö Henrik Kallinen (15 June 1886, Oulu - 1 January 1976) was a Finnish railwayman, cooperative movement functionary and politician. He was imprisoned from 1918 to 1921 for having sided with the Finnish Socialist Workers' Republic during the Finnish Civil War. From 27 March 1946 to 29 July 1948, Kallinen served as Minister of Defence of Finland. He was a member of the Parliament of Finland from 1945 to 1948, representing the Social Democratic Party of Finland (SDP)
Kálmán, Rudolf E.9Rudolf E. Kálmán (born May 19, 1930) is a Hungarian-American electrical engineer, mathematical system theorist, and college professor, noted for his co-invention and development of the Kalman filter, a mathematical algorithm that is widely used in signal processing, control systems, and Guidance, navigation and control.
Kalnoky, Tomas26Tomas Kalnoky (born December 24, 1980) is the lead singer and songwriter of the ska band Streetlight Manifesto. He is also a member of the Bandits Of The Acoustic Revolution, another music collective. He has also been involved with Catch 22 and Gimp.
Kaltenbrunner, Ernst25Obergruppenführer Ernst Kaltenbrunner (October 4, 1903 – October 16, 1946) was a senior Nazi official during World War II. He was Reinhard Heydrich's replacement as the Chief of Security Police and head of the Gestapo and SD (RSHA). He was also responsible for tracking down the people who tried to assassinate Hitler and prosecuting them. He was the highest ranking SS leader to face trial at Nuremberg. He was executed for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Kambanda, Jean1Jean Kambanda (born 19 October 1955) was the Hutu prime minister of Rwanda during the Rwandan genocide. He was arrested in 1997 and convicted of genocide and crimes against humanity in 1998.
Kamen, Dean2Dean L. Kamen (born 5 April 1951) is an American entrepreneur and inventor.
Kaminer, Wendy11Wendy Kaminer (born 1950) is an American lawyer and feminist writer.
Kamisese Mara29Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara (May 6, 1920 - April 18, 2004), Founding father and Long-time Prime Minister and President of Fiji.
Kamprad, Ingvar4Ingvar Feodor Kamprad (born March 30, 1926) is a Swedish business magnate. He is the founder of IKEA, a Swedish retail company specialising in furniture.
Kandel, Eric83Eric Richard Kandel (born November 7, 1929) is an American neuropsychiatrist and recipient of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, shared with Arvid Carlsson and Paul Greengard. His research entails the physiological basis of memory storage in neurons.
Kandinsky, Wassily17Wassily Kandinsky (December 4 or 16, 1866 - December 13, 1944) was a Russian painter and art theorist. One of the most important 20th-century artists, he is credited with painting the first modern abstract art works.
Kane, Big Daddy4Antonio Hardy (born 10 September 1968), known as Big Daddy Kane, is a record producer/rapper from the Bed-Stuy section of Brooklyn, New York.
Kane, Bob6Robert "Bob" Kane (October 24, 1915 – November 3, 1998), born Robert Kahn, was an American comic book writer and artist best known as the originator of the DC Comics character Batman.
Kaneria, Danish3Danish Kaneria (Urdu, Sindhi: دانش کنیریا) (born December 16, 1980) is a leg-spin bowler in the Pakistani cricket team. Born into a Hindu Gujarati family of Marwari origin, Kaneria hails from Karachi and has been acknowleged as one of the best spinners the city has produced. Prior to representing his country, he had a colourful first-class career playing for Karachi, Habib Bank Limited and PNSC. Most recently, he has been a key player for Essex in the English county cricket structure.
Kano Sisters8Kyoko Kano (叶 恭子, Kanō Kyōko, born 7 October 1962 in Osaka) and Mika Kano (叶 美香, Kanō Mika, born 23 September 1967 in Saijō, Ehime), known collectively as the Kano Sisters (叶姉妹, Kanō shimai), are Japanese celebrities.
Kano, Jigoro19Jigoro Kano (28 October 1860 – 4 May 1938) was the founder of the Japanese martial art of judo.
Kant, Immanuel134Immanuel Kant (22 April 1724 – 12 February 1804), born Emanuel Kant, was a German philosopher.
Kanter, Rosabeth Moss2Rosabeth Moss Kanter (born 1943) is a prolific and widely-known intellectual, writer and public speaker. She has, since 1987, been the Arbuckle Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School.
Kantorovich, Leonid10Leonid Vitalyevich Kantorovich (19 January 1912 – 7 April 1986) was a Soviet mathematician and economist, known for his theory and development of techniques for the optimal allocation of resources. He is regarded as the founder of linear programming. He was the winner of the Stalin Prize in 1949 and the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1975.
Kanye West54Kanye Omari West (pronounced ) (born June 8, 1977, in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American record producer and hip-hop artist based in Chicago, Illinois.
Kao, Charles1Charles Kuen Kao (born November 4, 1933) is an engineer and a pioneer in the use of fiber optics in telecommunications. Kao is widely regarded as the "Father of Fiber Optic Communications". He was awarded half of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics for "groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibers for optical communication".
Kapell, William3William Kapell (20 September 1922 – 29 October 1953) was an American pianist.
Kapil Dev19Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj (born January 6, 1959) is an Indian legendary cricket icon. He was the captain of the Indian cricket team which won the 1983 Cricket World Cup. Wisden named him the Indian Cricketer of the Century in 2002. He was one of the greatest all-rounders of all-time, Dev played 131 Tests for India taking 434 wickets, record at one time. He was the first player to complete 5,000 runs and 400 wickets in Tests. He has been honoured with the Indian civilian award of Padma Bhushan.
Kaplan, Abraham7Abraham Kaplan (June 11, 1918 – June 19, 1993) was a U.S. philosopher, known best for being the first philosopher to systematically examine the behavioral sciences in his book "The Conduct of Inquiry" (1964).
Kaplinsky, Natasha2Natasha Kaplinsky (born 9 September 1972) is a British newsreader.
Kapoor, Anish47Sir Anish Kapoor (born March 12, 1954) is an Indian sculptor who lives and works in London. He went to London in early 1970s to study art, first at the Hornsey College of Art and later at the Chelsea School of Art and Design. He has won many prestigious awards for his visual art sculptures which include the: Premio Duemila Prize, Turner Prize, Birthday Honours of a Knighthood in 2013 and Indian civilian award of Padma Bhushan. Some of his notable public sculptures are "Cloud Gate" in Chicago's Millennium Park; "Sky Mirror" exhibited at the Rockefeller Center in New York in 2006 and Kensington Gardens in London in 2010; "Temenos", at Middlehaven, Middlesbrough; "Leviathanat" the Grand Palais in Paris in 2011.
Kapoor, Shraddha5Shraddha Kapoor (born March 3, 1989)Personal Agenda: Shraddha Kapoor, work:, retrieved: 10 April 2014I was most upset with the way people were talking about my dad: Shraddha, work:, retrieved: 24 October 2013 is an Indian film actress and singer who works in Hindi films of Bollywood.
Kapp, Karl William7Karl William Kapp (October 27, 1910 – April 4, 1976) was a German-American economist, one of the founders of ecological economics and one of the leading 20th century institutional economists.
Kaprow, Allan4Allan Kaprow (23 August 1927 – 5 April 2006) was an American Fluxus artist, assemblagist a pioneer in establishing the concepts of performance art, and the originator of Happenings.
Kapuściński, Ryszard3Ryszard Kapuściński (1932–2007) was a popular Polish journalist and writer.
Karadžić, Radovan2Radovan Karadžić (Serbian Cyrillic: Радован Караџић) (born June 19, 1945) is a former Serbian politician, poet, political doctor and psychiatrist indicted for war crimes and genocide by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague.
Karajan, Herbert Von6Herbert von Karajan (born Heribert, Ritter von Karajan; 5 April 1908 – 16 July 1989) was an Austrian orchestra and opera conductor.
Karam, Youssef Bey6Youssef Bey Karam (May 1823 – 7 April 1889) was a Maronite Christian of Lebanon who fought in the 1860 civil war and led a rebellion in 1866-1867 against rule by the Ottoman Empire.
Kardec, Allan13Allan Kardec is the pen name of the French teacher and educator Hippolyte Léon Denizard Rivail (3 October 1804 – 31 March 1869). He is known today as the systematizer of Spiritism for which he laid the foundation with the five books of the Spiritist Codification.
Karen Press1Karen Press (born 1956) is a South African poet.
Karenga, Maulana12Maulana Karenga (born Ronald McKinley Everett on 14 July 1941) is a black nationalist and pan-African scholar and activist. In the 1960s he established the cultural organization US, invented the Kwanzaa celebration, and introduced the Kawaida system of Afrocentric moral philosophy. After serving a prison sentence for felony assault in the early 1970s, he earned two doctorates and became the Africana Studies department chair at the California State University, Long Beach.
Karl Mannheim29Karl Mannheim (27 March 1893 – 9 January 1947) was a Hungarian-born social philosopher and sociologist, influential with his development of the sociology of knowledge.
Karl Shapiro16Karl Jay Shapiro (10 November 1913 – 14 May 2000) was an American poet, appointed as the fifth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1946.
Karlfeldt, Erik Axel1Erik Axel Karlfeldt (July 20, 1864 – April 8, 1931) was a Swedish poet, posthumously awarded the 1931 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Karman, Theodore von2Theodore von Kármán (von Sköllöskislaki Kármán Tódor) (11 May 1881 – 6 May 1963) was a Hungarian-born engineer and physicist who was active primarily in the fields of aeronautics during the seminal era in the 1940s and 1950s. He is personally responsible for many key advances in aerodynamics, notably his work on supersonic and hypersonic airflow characterization.
Karnad, Girish Raghunath9Girish Raghunath Karnad (born 19 May 1938) is a contemporary writer, playwright, screenwriter, actor and movie director in Kannada, Hindi and English languages.
Karpov, Anatoly5Anatoly Karpov (born 1951) is a Russian and Soviet former world chess champion.
Karr, Alphonse1Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr (November 24, 1808 – September 29, 1890) was a French critic, journalist and novelist.
Karroubi, Mehdi1Hujjat al Islam Mehdi Karroubi (born 26 September 1937) was the speaker of the Islamic Consultative Assembly for 1989-1992 and 2000-2004 in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Karume, Amani1Amani Abeid Karume (born 1 November 1948) is the President of Zanzibar.
Karunanidhi3Muthuvel Karunanidhi (Tamil: மு. கருணாநிதி; born June 3, 1924) is an Indian politician and a former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.
Karzai, Hamid12Hamid Karzai (born 24 December 1957) is the current President of Afghanistan. He became Chairman of the Transitional Administration in 2001 under an agreement brokered in Bonn, Germany and was confirmed as Interim President in a 2002 national council. He won direct elections in 2004 and again in 2009, the latter being marred by allegations of fraud.
Käsemann, Ernst1Ernst Käsemann, 12 July 1906 – 17 February 1998), was a Lutheran theologian and professor of New Testament.
Kasparov, Garry19Garry Kimovich Kasparov (Armenian: Գարրի Գասպարով; Russian: Га́рри Ки́мович Каспа́ров, pronounced with stress falling on the second syllable: kas-PA-rov) (born April 13, 1963) is a chess grandmaster and one of the strongest chess players in history.
Kaspersky, Eugene2Eugene Kaspersky (born 1965) is the head of IT security and anti-virus firm Kaspersky Lab.
Kass, Leon19Leon R. Kass (born February 12, 1939) is an American physician, scientist, educator, and public intellectual, best known as proponent of liberal education via the "Great Books," as an opponent of human cloning and euthanasia, as a critic of certain areas of technological progress and embryo research, and for his controversial tenure as chairman of the President's Council on Bioethics from 2001 to 2005.
Kassák, Lajos2Lajos Kassák (March 21, 1887 – July 22, 1967) was a Hungarian poet, novelist and painter.
Kassem, Suzy1Suzy Kassem (born December 1, 1975) is an Egyptian-American writer, film director, philosopher, author, and poet.
Katainen, Jyrki2Jyrki Tapani Katainen (born 14 October 1971 in Siilinjärvi) is a Finnish politician. He is the Prime Minister of Finland and the chairman of the National Coalition Party.
Kate DiCamillo17Katrina Elizabeth "Kate" DiCamillo (born March 25, 1964) is an American writer of children's fiction for all reading levels, usually featuring animals. Her 2003 novel The Tale of Despereaux and 2013 novel Flora & Ulysses each won the annual Newbery Medal recognizing the year's "most distinguished contribution to American literature for children." Because of Winn-Dixie was a runner-up (Newbery Honor Book) in 2000.
Kate Sheppard5Katherine Wilson Sheppard (10 March 1847 – 13 July 1934), born Catherine Wilson Malcolm, was a social activist in New Zealand. Her efforts helped make New Zealand the first country to give women the right to vote.
Katharine Chang1Katharine Chang (張小月; Zhāng Xiǎoyuè; born 12 February 1953) is an ambassador in the Republic of China. She currently serves as the Representative to Australia since December 2011.
Katherine Dunn12Katherine Dunn (born 1945) is a best-selling novelist, journalist, voice artist, radio personality, book reviewer, and poet.
Kati, Mahmud1Mahmud Kati, was an African Muslim historian (from modern Mali) best known for his work Chronicle of the Seeker, in his work he mentions details regarding the life of Mansa Musa and other rulers of his time.
Katie, Byron52Byron Kathleen Mitchell (née Reid) (born December 6, 1942), better known as Byron Katie, is the creator of the self-inquiry method called The Work. She is an American speaker and author and has published five books (by 2009).
Katju, Markandey7Markandey Katju (born 20 September 1946) is a former judge of the Supreme Court of India. He was also the Chairman of the Press Council of India.
Katragadda, Siddharth39Siddharth Katragadda (born September 1972) is an Indian-American poet, writer and filmmaker.
Katrina Trask1Katrina Trask (30 May 1853 – 8 January 1922) also known as Kate Nichols Trask was an author and philanthropist.
Katz, Bernard1Sir Bernard Katz (26 March 1911 – 20 April 2003) was a German-born biophysicist, noted for his work on nerve biochemistry.
Katz, Daniel12Daniel Katz (July 19, 1903 – February 28, 1998) was an American psychologist, Emeritus Professor in Psychology at the University of Michigan and an expert on organizational psychology.
Kauffman, Louis2Louis Hirsch Kauffman (born February 3, 1945) is an American mathematician, topologist, and professor of Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is known for the introduction and development of the bracket polynomial and the Kauffman polynomial.
Kauffman, Stuart14Stuart Alan Kauffman (born September 28, 1939) is an American theoretical biologist and complex systems researcher who studies the origin of life on Earth.
Kaufman, Andy4Andrew Geoffrey "Andy" Kaufman (January 17, 1949 – May 16, 1984) was a popular and eccentric American entertainer, actor, and performance artist.
Kaufman, Bel27Bel Kaufman (born May 10, 1911) is an American novelist and teacher.
Kaufman, Gerald4Sir Gerald Bernard Kaufman (born June 21, 1930) is a British Labour Member of Parliament who was a government minister during the 1970s.
Kaufman, Lloyd18Lloyd Kaufman (born December 30, 1945) is an American independent film director noted for films The Toxic Avenger, Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead, and others. His production company is Troma Entertainment.
Kaufman, Ron14Ron Kaufman (born 1956) is a book author, columnist, management consultant, keynote speaker, and founder of the customer service training company, UP! Your Service.
Kaufmann, Christoph1Christoph Kaufmann (1753–1795) was a German author.
Kaufmann, Walter24Walter Arnold Kaufmann (1 July 1921 – 4 September 1980) was an German-American philosopher, translator, and poet, most famous as a translator and scholar of the works of Friedrich Nietzsche.
Kaunda, Kenneth1Kenneth David Kaunda (born April 28, 1924), commonly known as KK, served as the first President of Zambia, from 1964 to 1991.
Kaurismäki, Aki1Aki Olavi Kaurismäki (born 4 April 1957 in Orimattila) is a Finnish film director.
Kavanagh, Patrick8Patrick Kavanagh (21 October 1904 – 30 November 1967) was an Irish poet and novelist.
Kavner, Julie1Julie Deborah Kavner (born September 7, 1950) is an Emmy Award-winning American actress.
Kawabata, Yasunari24Yasunari Kawabata 川端 康成 Kawabata Yasunari (14 June 1899 – 16 April 1972) was a Japanese short story writer and novelist known for his spare, lyrical, and subtly-shaded prose. In 1968 he became the first Japanese writer to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Kawara, On2On Kawara (December 24,, 1932 – June 27, 2014) was a Japanese conceptual artist, who lived in New York City from 1965.
Kawasaki, Guy4Guy Kawasaki (born 30 August 1954) is a Silicon Valley venture capitalist and blogger. He was one of the Apple employees originally responsible for marketing the Macintosh in 1984. He is currently a Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures, and has been involved in the rumor reporting site, Truemors, and an RSS aggregator, Alltop.
Kay, Alan25Alan Curtis Kay (born 17 May 1940) is an American computer scientist known for his early pioneering work on object-oriented programming and windowing graphical user interface design.
Kay, Susan14Susan Kay (born 1953) is an English novelist.
Kaye, Danny4Danny Kaye (January 18, 1913 – March 3, 1987), born David Daniel Kaminsky, was an American actor, singer and comedian.
Kaysen, Susanna31Susanna Kaysen (born 11 November 1948) is an American author.
Kazan, Elia2Elia Kazan (September 7, 1909 – September 28, 2003) was an American director, producer, writer, and actor, born in Turkey but of Greek ancestry, and described by The New York Times as "one of the most honored and influential directors in Broadway and Hollywood history".
Kazantzakis, Nikos173Nikos Kazantzakis (18 February 1883 – 26 October 1957) was a Greek novelist, poet, playwright and philosopher.
Kazimir Malevich4Kazimir Severinovich Malevich (23 February 1878 – 15 May 1935) was a painter, art theoretician, pioneer of geometric abstract art and one of the most important members of the Russian avant-garde. He was also the founder of the art movement Suprematism.
Kean Jr, Tom4Tom Kean, Jr. (born September 5, 1968) is an American politician, who has been serving in the New Jersey State Senate since 2003. He represents the 21st Legislative District which covers parts of Union, Morris, Somerset and Essex Counties, and is the Republican candidate for the upcoming 2006 U.S. Senate election. His father is Thomas Kean, who was Governor of New Jersey from 1982 to 1990.
Keating, Paul32Paul John Keating (born 18 January 1944), Australian politician and 24th Prime Minister of Australia, came to prominence first as the reforming Treasurer in the Hawke government, then as the Prime Minister who pulled off an upset victory in the "unwinnable" election of 1993. In his political career he became known for throwing inventive and caustic insults at his opponents.
Keaton, Buster23Joseph Frank Keaton VI (4 October 1895 – 1 February 1966) was American actor and filmmaker, often called The Great Stone Face, he was the first person ever called "Buster", acquiring the nickname from Harry Houdini who saw him take a fall down some stairs as an infant.
Keats, John150John Keats (October 31, 1795 – February 23, 1821) was one of the principal poets of the English Romantic movement.
Keble, John7John Keble (25 April 1792 – 29 March 1866) was an English churchman, one of the leaders of the Oxford Movement, and gave his name to Keble College, Oxford.
Keck, Kevin2Kevin David Keck (born June 20, 1973) is an American poet and essayist noted for his candid writing about sexuality.
Keegan, Kevin6Joseph Kevin Keegan, OBE (born February 14, 1951) is a former English football player and manager of various clubs.
Keen, Sam50Sam Keen (born 1931) is an American author, professor and philosopher who is best known for his exploration of questions regarding love, life, religion, and being a man in contemporary society.
Keenan, Maynard James12Maynard James Keenan (born James Herbert Keenan on April 17, 1964) is an American rock singer, songwriter, musician, and producer. He has been a member of the band Tool since 1990 and was a member of the band A Perfect Circle from 1999 to 2005.
Keeping, Charles2Charles William James Keeping (22 September 1924 – 16 May 1988) was a British illustrator, children's book author and lithographer.
Keeshan, Bob8Robert James Keeshan (21 June 1927 – 23 January 2004), better known as Captain Kangaroo, was a United States television personality and childrens' advocate.
Kefauver, Estes1Carey Estes Kefauver (26 July 1903 – 10 August 1963) was an American politician. A Democrat, Kefauver was a U.S. Senator from Tennessee from 1949 until his death. He was the Democratic vice presidential nominee in 1956.
Kehoskie, Joe7Joe Kehoskie (born January 18, 1973) is an American baseball consultant, executive, and entrepreneur who is often quoted in the media on baseball-related issues. Kehoskie has worked in professional baseball in a variety of capacities since 1984, formerly working in minor league baseball (1984–1994) and as a player agent (1996–2011).
Keillor, Garrison36Garrison Keillor (born 7 August 1942) is an American novelist, humorist, comedian, and public radio personality.
Keitel, Wilhelm12Wilhelm Bodewin Johann Gustav Keitel (September 22, 1882 – October 16, 1946) was a German field marshal (Generalfeldmarschall) and a senior military leader during World War II. He assumed the position of Chief of the OKW (Oberkommando der Wehrmacht). The International Military Tribunal rejected Keitel's defense that he was following orders in conformity to "the leadership principle" (Führerprinzip) and found him guilty on all charges. To underscore the criminal rather than military nature of Keitel's acts, the Allies denied his request to be shot by firing squad. Instead, he was executed by hanging.
Keith Oatley2Keith Oatley (16 March 1939) is an Anglo-Canadian novelist, professor emeritus of cognitive psychology at the University of Toronto, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and a Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Oatley is also the author of two novels, The Case of Emily V., in which Freud and Sherlock Holmes work on the same case in 1904, and A Natural History.
Keith, Brian9Brian Keith (November 14, 1921 – June 24, 1997) was an American film, television, and stage actor who in his six decade-long career gained recognition for his work in movies such as the 1961 Disney family film The Parent Trap, the 1966 comedy The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming, and the 1975 adventure saga The Wind and the Lion, in which he portrayed Theodore Roosevelt.
Keith, George1George Keith (1638/9 – March 27, 1716) was a Scottish missionary.
Keith, Toby31Toby Keith Covel (born July 8, 1961) is an American country music singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor.
Kekule, August1Friedrich August Kekulé, later Friedrich August Kekule von Stradonitz (7 September 1829 – 13 July 1896) was a German organic chemist. From the 1850s until his death, Kekulé was one of the most prominent chemists in Europe, especially in theoretical chemistry. He was the principal founder of the theory of chemical structure.
Keller, Albert Galloway1Albert Galloway Keller (10 April 1874 – 31 October 1956) was a sociologist, author, and student and colleague of William Graham Sumner.
Keller, Hans3Hans (Heinrich) Keller (11 March 1919 - 6 November 1985) was an Austrian-born British musician and writer who made significant contributions to musicology and music criticism, as well as being an insightful commentator on such disparate fields as psychoanalysis and football. In the late 1950s he invented the method of "Wordless functional analysis", in which a musical composition is analysed in musical sound alone, without any words being heard or read.
Keller, Helen68Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American writer and social activist; an illness (possibly scarlet fever or meningitis) at the age of 19 months left her deaf and blind.
Kellerman, Annette3Annette Kellerman (6 July 1887 – 5 November 1975) was an Australian professional swimmer, vaudeville and film star, writer, and advocate for the change of women's swimwear. Annette became the first major actress to do a complete nude scene in a movie and was known as the Perfect Woman because of the similarity of her physical attributes to the Venus de Milo.
Kellner, Friedrich19August Friedrich Kellner (1 February 1885 – 4 November 1970) (pronounce) was a justice inspector during the Nazi period in Germany. As a Social Democrat, he campaigned against Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party. During the Second World War, Kellner kept a secret diary to record Nazi crimes. He referred to his diary as “Mein Widerstand,” meaning My Opposition. His diary was published in 2011 under the title, Vernebelt, verdunkelt sind alle Hirne (Clouded and darkened are all the minds), by Wallstein Verlag in Göttingen, Germany.
Kellor, Frances Alice39Frances Alice Kellor (20 October 1873 – 4 January 1952) was an American social reformer and investigator, who specialized in the study of immigrants to the United States and women.
Kelly, Ellsworth8Ellsworth Kelly (born May 31, 1923) is an American painter and sculptor associated with Hard-edge painting, Color Field painting and the Minimalist school. His art demonstrates unassuming techniques that emphasize the simplicity of form.
Kelly, Gene2Eugene Curran Kelly (August 23, 1912 – February 2, 1996), better known as Gene Kelly, was an American dancer, actor, singer, director, producer, and choreographer.
Kelly, Grace12Grace Kelly (12 November 1929 – 14 September 1982) was an Academy Award-winning American actress. She became princess consort of Monaco in 1956 when she married Rainier III, Prince of Monaco. Thereafter, she was commonly referred to as Princess Grace.
Kelly, Megyn8Megyn Kelly (born November 18, 1970), formerly known as Megyn Kendall, is a news reporter who hosts The Kelly File, and formerly hosted America Live with Megyn Kelly, on the Fox News Channel.
Kelly, Ned21Edward "Ned" Kelly (c. January 1855 - 11 November 1880) is a legendary Australian outlaw, who killed three policemen, but is also seen by many people as a hero for standing up to colonial authorities. He is noted, along with his gang members, for wearing home-made suits of armour. He was hanged in 1880 in Melbourne.
Kelly, Walt20Walter Crawford Kelly, Jr. (25 August 1913 – 18 October 1973) American cartoonist, usually known simply as Walt Kelly.
Kelsang Gyatso13Geshe Kelsang Gyatso (Born 19 July 1931 {4th day of the 6th month of an Iron-Sheep year in the Tibetan calendar}) is a meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism. He is the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition - International Kadampa Buddhist Union which has over 1,000 Centers and groups in over 40 countries around the world. He is also the author of 21 books about which form the most comprensive presentation of Buddhism available in any Western language.
Kelsen, Hans6Hans Kelsen (October 11, 1881 – April 19, 1973) was an Austrian jurist, legal philosopher and political philosopher.
Kemble, Edwin C.1Edwin Crawford Kemble (January 28, 1889 – March 12, 1984) was an American physicist who made contributions to the theory of quantum mechanics and molecular structure and spectroscopy.
Kemble, Fanny5Fanny Kemble (November 27, 1809 – 1893) was a famous British actress and author in the early and mid nineteenth century.
Kemble, John Philip2John Philip Kemble ("J. P.") Kemble (February 1, 1757 – February 26, 1823) was an English actor. He was born into a theatrical family as the eldest son of Roger Kemble, actor-manager of a touring troupe. His elder sister Sarah Siddons achieved fame with him on the stage of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
Kemmerer, Edwin W.3Edwin Walter Kemmerer (June 29, 1875, Scranton, Penn. – December 16, 1945 Princeton, N.J.) was an American economist, became famous as a "money doctor" or economic adviser to foreign governments all around the world, promoting plans based on strong currencies and balanced budgets.
Kemp, Arthur10Arthur Kemp (born September 14, 1962) is a writer, speaker, British activist, and political figure.
Kemp, Jack1Jack Kemp (July 13, 1935 – May 2, 2009) was an American football quarterback and the Republican Party candidate to be Vice President of the United States in 1996 federal election.
Kemp, Richard1Colonel Richard Justin Kemp CBE (born 14 April 1959) is a retired British Army officer who served from 1977 to 2006. He was Commander of British Forces in Afghanistan.
Kempe, Margery11Margery Kempe (née Brunham) (c. 1373 – after 1438) was a married English visionary and mystic of the Catholic Church. She was also the mother of fourteen children. The Book of Margery Kempe, a record of her spiritual life and travels around holy sites in Europe and Asia, written in the third person, is sometimes called the first autobiography in the English language. She was a contemporary of Julian of Norwich, whom Margery had met in person and received spiritual guidance from.
Kempis, Thomas à25Thomas à Kempis (1380–1471) was a German medieval Christian monk and author of The Imitation of Christ, one of the most well-known Christian books on devotion.
Ken, Thomas2Thomas Ken (July 1637 – 19 March 1711), English churchman, was the most eminent of the English non-juring bishops, and one of the fathers of modern English hymnology
Kendall, Henry W.1Henry Way Kendall (December 9, 1926 – February 15, 1999) was an American particle physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1990 jointly with Jerome Isaac Friedman and Richard E. Taylor "for their pioneering investigations concerning deep inelastic scattering of electrons on protons and bound neutrons, which have been of essential importance for the development of the quark model in particle physics."
Keneally, Thomas3Thomas Michael Keneally AO (born 7 October 1935) is an Australian novelist and non-fiction writer. His best-known work, Schindler's Ark, won the Booker Prize and was filmed by Steven Spielberg as Schindler's List.
Kennair, Leif Edward Ottesen1Leif Edward Ottesen Kennair (born 19 March 1970) is a Norwegian psychologist, and Professor of Psychology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, specialized in evolution psychology.
Kennan, George F.31George Frost Kennan (16 February 1904 – 17 March 2005) was an American advisor, diplomat, political scientist, and historian, most famous as "the father of containment" and as a key figure in the emergence of the Cold War.
Kennedy, Anthony20Anthony Kennedy (born 23 July 1936) is an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Kennedy, Charles2Charles Peter Kennedy (25 November 1959 - 1 June 2015) was a British politician native to Scotland who was the leader of the Liberal Democrats, the third largest political party in the United Kingdom, from 9 August 1999 until 7 January 2006.
Kennedy, Eugene2Eugene Cullen Kennedy (born August 18, 1928) is an Americanpsychologist, syndicated columnist, and a professor emeritus of Loyola University Chicago.
Kennedy, James4James Kennedy (3 November 1930 – 5 September 2007), better known as D. James Kennedy, was an American televangelist, megachurch pastor, and founder of the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he was senior pastor from 1960 until his death in 2007.
Kennedy, Jimmy12Jimmy Kennedy OBE (20 July 1902 – 6 April 1984) was an Irish songwriter.
Kennedy, John Fitzgerald387John Fitzgerald Kennedy (29 May 1917 – 22 November 1963) was the 35th President of the United States, a brother of Robert F. Kennedy and Ted Kennedy, and the first husband of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
Kennedy, Margrit12Margrit Kennedy (born 21 November 1939, in Chemnitz) is a German architect, professor, environmentalist, author and an advocate of complementary currencies and an interest and inflation-free economy.
Kennedy, Robert F.50Robert Francis Kennedy (20 November 1925 – 6 June 1968) was an American politician, Attorney General of the U.S. and Senator; he was the brother of President John F. Kennedy and Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy
Kennedy, Robert Francis Jr.4Robert Francis Kennedy, Jr.. (born 17 January 1954), often referred to as RFK Jr. or Bobby Jr., is the third of eleven children born to Ethel Skakel Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy. He is an environmental lawyer and co-host of Ring of Fire on the Air America Radio network.
Kennedy, Ted20Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy (22 February 1932 – 25 August 2009) was the senior Democratic U.S. senator from Massachusetts. In office from November 1962 to August 2009, Kennedy was, at the time, the second-longest serving member of the Senate, after Robert Byrd of West Virginia.
Kennedy, X. J.1X. J. Kennedy (born Joseph Charles Kennedy on August 21, 1929) was an American poet, translator, anthologist, editor, and writer of children's literature and student textbooks on English literature and poetry.
Kenneth, Peter9Peter Kenneth (born 27 November 1965) is a Kenyan politician. He hails from Kirwara Sub-location of Gatanga contituency in Muranga County. He represents the constituents of Gatanga in the 10th Kenyan parliament.He is also one of the presidential aspirants who have declared to vie for the top seat in the next Kenyan general elections in 2013.
Kenny Young3Kenny Young (1966 - January 31, 2005) was a noted American Ufologist and television producer, most famous for his research into police UFO sightings in the state of Ohio.
Kenny, Charles1Charles Kenny (born 1970) is an American economist, and senior fellow at the Center for Global Development.
Kenny, Enda11Enda Kenny (born April 24, 1951) is the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Kensit, Patsy1Patricia Jude Francis Kensit, better known as Patsy Kensit (born March 4, 1968), is a British actress and pop singer, also well-known for her three celebrity marriages.
Kenyatta, Jomo9Jomo Kenyatta (20 October 1892? – 22 August 1978) was an African social activist and politician; the first Prime Minister (1963–1964) and first President (1964–1978) of an independent Kenya; born Kamau wa Ngengi, he was baptized John Peter in 1914, later changing his name to Johnstone Kamau, and finally to Jomo Kenyatta.
Kenyon, Frederic G.14Sir Frederic George Kenyon GBE KCB TD FBA FSA (15 January 1863 – 23 August 1952) was a British paleographer and biblical and classical scholar. Kenyon was a noted scholar of ancient languages, and made a life-long study of the Bible, especially the New Testament as an historical text.
Keon, Dave1David Michael Keon (born March 22, 1940) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre. He played professionally from 1960 to 1982, including 15 seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs, and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1986.
Kepes, György1György Kepes (October 4, 1906 – December 29, 2001) was a Hungarian-born painter, designer, educator and art theorist.
Kepler, Johannes68Johannes Kepler (December 27 1571 – November 15 1630) was a German Lutheran mathematician, astronomer and astrologer, and a key figure in the 17th century astronomical revolution. He is best known for his laws of planetary motion, which provided one of the foundations of Isaac Newton's law of universal gravitation.
Kerik, Bernard2Bernard Kerik, CBE (born September 4, 1955, in Newark, New Jersey) is an American law-enforcement officer. Kerik was Police Commissioner of the City of New York from 2000 to 2001. In December 2004, George W. Bush nominated Kerik as Secretary of Homeland Security.
Kernighan, Brian5Brian Kernighan (born 1942) is a computer scientist who worked at the Bell Labs and contributed to the design of the pioneering AWK and AMPL programming languages. He is most well-known for his co-authorship, with Dennis Ritchie, of the first book on the C programming language.
Kerouac, Jack95Jack Kerouac (12 March 1922 – 21 October 1969), born Jean-Louis Lebris de Kérouac, was an American novelist, poet and artist. He was a central figure among Beat Generation writers.
Kerr, Clark5Clark Kerr (May 17, 1911 – December 1, 2003) was an American professor of economics and academic administrator. He was the first chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley and twelfth president of the University of California.
Kerr, Jean14Jean Kerr (July 10, 1922 – January 5, 2003) was an American author and playwright.
Kerr, Katharine3Katharine Kerr (born 1944) is a science fiction and fantasy novelist, best known for her series of Celtic-influenced high fantasy novels set in the fictional land of Deverry.
Kerry, John24John Forbes Kerry (born 11 December 1943), politician, Massachusetts Senator, Democratic Party's nominee for President in 2004, son of Richard John Kerry and Rosemary Isabel Forbes, husband of Teresa Heinz Kerry. By February 1, 2013, he serves as the Secretary of State.
Kerry, Teresa Heinz5Maria Teresa Thierstein Simões-Ferreira Heinz (born 1938-10-05) is an American philanthropist, the widow of the late U.S. Senator John Heinz and the wife of Senator John Kerry.
Kersey, Jerome2Jerome Kersey (June 26, 1962 – February 18, 2015) was an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association for a number of teams, most notably the Portland Trail Blazers.
Kershaw, Ian1Sir Ian Kershaw (born 29 April 1943) is a British historian, now based at the University of Sheffield. He is a specialist in the study of Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany.
Kertész, Imre59Imre Kertész (born November 9, 1929) is a Hungarian Jewish author, Holocaust concentration camp survivor, and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2002.
Kerwin, Larkin2John Larkin Kerwin (June 22, 1924 – May 1, 2004) was a Canadian physicist. From 1954 to 1955, he was the president of the Canadian Association of Physicists. From 1980 to 1985, he was President of the National Research Council of Canada and was the first president of the Canadian Space Agency.
Kerzner, Harold11Harold Kerzner (born ca 1939) is an American engineer, management consultant, and Emeritus Professor of Systems Management, known for his work in the field of project management, strategic planning and total quality management.
Kerzner, Sol8Solomon "Sol" Kerzner (born 23 August 1935) is a South African accountant and business magnate.
Kesey, Ken55Ken Kesey (17 September 1935 – 10 November 2001) was an American writer, most famous for his novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and as a cultural icon whom some consider a link between the "beat generation" of the 1950s and the "hippies" of the 1960s as a founding member of the Merry Pranksters.
Keshub Chunder Sen20Keshub Chunder Sen (19th November 1838 - 8th January 1888) was an Indian religious and social reformer.
Kesselring, Albert9Albert (or Albrecht) Kesselring (30 November 1885 – 16 July 1960) was a Luftwaffe Generalfeldmarschall during World War II. He was one of the most respected and skillful generals of Nazi Germany. He commanded air forces in the invasions of Poland, France, and the Soviet Union, and the Battle of Britain. After the war he was tried for war crimes and sentenced to death. The sentence was subsequently commuted to life imprisonment and he was released in 1952.
Kessler, Andy24Andy Kessler (born 1958) is an author of books on business, investing and technology. Mr. Kessler also worked as an investment manager from 1996 to 2001 as a principal of Velocity Capital Management.
Kettering, Charles6Charles Franklin Kettering (29 August 1876 - 24 or 25 November 1958) was an American inventor and social philosopher.
Kettle, Thomas1Thomas Michael "Tom" Kettle (9 February 1880 – 9 September 1916) was an Irish writer, barrister, Irish nationalist politician and economist.
Kevin Kelly (editor)140Kevin Kelly (born 1952) is the founding executive editor of Wired magazine, and a former editor/publisher of the Whole Earth Catalog. Kelly is considered an expert in digital culture, and is said to have helped make technology part of popular culture.
Kevorkian, Jack19Jack Kevorkian (May 26, 1928 - June 3, 2011) was an American pathologist. Nicknamed "Doctor Death," he was most noted for publicly championing a terminal patient's "right to die", aiding those who wanted to die to reach their goal without suffering. He has claimed to have assisted at least 130 patients to that end.
Key, Francis Scott3Francis Scott Key (August 1, 1779 – January 11, 1843) was an American lawyer, author, and amateur poet, from Georgetown, who wrote the words to the United States national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner".
Keyes, Alan62Dr. Alan Lee Keyes (born 7 August 1950) is an American politician and diplomat, considered one of the leading African Americans in the Republican Party.
Keyes, Daniel22Daniel Keyes (born 8 August 1927) is an American author most famous for his Hugo award-winning short story Flowers for Algernon and the Nebula award-winning novel into which he developed the story.
Keynes, John Maynard163John Maynard Keynes, 1st Baron Keynes of Tilton (5 June 1883 – 21 April 1946) was a British economist whose ideas, known as Keynesian economics, had a major impact on modern economic and political theory and on many governments' fiscal policies.
Keys, Alicia3Alicia Augello Cook (born 25 January 1981) is an American singer and pianist.
Keyser, Cassius Jackson1Cassius Jackson Keyser (May 15, 1862 – May 8, 1947) was an American mathematician of pronounced philosophical inclinations.
Khakheperresenb1Khakheperresenb (ca. 2000 BC) was an Egyptian scribe.
Khaldun, Ibn17Ibn Khaldūn (1332–1406) was a famous arab Muslim historiographer and historian born in present-day Tunisia, and is sometimes viewed as one of the forerunners of modern historiography, sociology and economics. He is best known for his Muqaddimah ("Prolegomena").
Khaled Hosseini59Khaled Hosseini (born March 4, 1965) is a physician and author of the best selling novel, The Kite Runner.
Khalid ibn al-Walid25Khalid ibn al-Walid (592 - 642) (Arabic: خالد بن الوليد) also known as Sword of God. He is noted for his military prowess, commanding the forces of Prophet Muhammad and those of his immediate successors of the Rashidun Caliphate; Caliph Abu Bakr and Caliph Umar during the Islamic conquest in 7th century.
Khamenei, Ali27Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (born 15 July 1939) has been the
Khan, Aamir7Aamir Hussain Khan (born 14 March 1965) is an Indian actor, director, producer and activist.
Khan, Abdul Ghaffar8Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan (in Pashto خان عبد) الغفار خان)) (date of Birth 1890 – 20 January 1988), also known as or Badshah Khan ("King Khan") was a pashtun non-violent activist and close confidante of Mahatma Gandhi. He led his non-violent Khudai Khidmatgar movement against the British Raj in the 1930s and 1940s. As a consequence of his opposition to the partition of India he was considered a traitor or seccionist for much of his life after the creation of Pakistan in 1947. Post partition he fought for state/provincial rights as well as the eventual unification of Pashtuns on both sides of the Durand line.
Khan, Abdul Ghani5Abdul Ghani Khan (1914–1996) is widely considered as one of the best Pashto language poets of the 20th century.
Khan, Inaara Aga11The Begum Aga Khan, or Her Highness Princess Gabriele Inaara Begum Aga Khan, LL.D (born 1 April 1963) is the wife of Aga Khan IV, the 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims. Graduated from University of Munich and Cologne with a Doctorate in International Law, she is the founder and president of the Princess Inaara Foundation.
Khan, Inayat9Hazrat Inayat Khan (5 July 1882 – 5 February 1927) was an exemplar of Universal Sufism and founder of the Sufi Order International.
Khan, Muhammad Zafrulla1
Khan, Nusrat Fateh Ali18Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (October 13, 1948 – August 16, 1997), a world-renowned Pakistani musician, was primarily a singer of Qawwali, the devotional music of the Sufis (a mystical tradition within Islam). Considered one of the greatest singers ever recorded, he possessed a six-octave vocal range and could perform at a high level of intensity for several hours.Extending the 600-year old Qawwali tradition of his family, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is widely credited with introducing Sufi music to international audiences.
Khan, Rozlyn1Rozlyn Khan (born 5 February 1988) is an Indian actress and glamour model.
Khan, Salman21Salman Khan (Marathi: सलमान खान (Devanagari)) (pronunciation : səlˈmaːn ˈxaːn; born Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan on 27 December 1965)3 is an Indian film actor. He has starred in more than 80 Hindi films.
Khan, Shahrukh75Shahrukh Khan (born 2 November 1965) is a Bollywood actor.
Khan, Syed Ahmed5Sir Syed Ahmed Khan (17 October 1817 – 27 March 1898), also known as Sir Syed and also Sayed Ahmad Khan, was an Indian educator and politician, and an Islamic reformer and modernist.
Khanoda Squillace3Khanoda Squillace (Born October 30, 1971) is a singer/songwriter.
Khartabil, Bassel25Bassel Khartabil (Arabic: باسل خرطبيل) (born May 22, 1981) is a Palestinian Syrian open-source software developer. Since March 15, 2012, the one-year anniversary of the Syrian uprising, he has been detained by the Syrian government in Damascus.
Khomeini, Ruhollah40Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (21 September 1902 – 3 June 1989) often referred as Imam Khomeini was an Iranian Islamic cleric, the political and religious leader of the Islamic Revolution which overthrew the Shah of Iran and brought an end to the Imperial State of Iran.
Khorsandi, Shappi4Shaparak "Shappi" Khorsandi (born 1973) is a comedian who was born in Tehran, Iran and resides in the United Kingdom.
Khrushchev, Nikita25Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchyov (17 April 1894 – 11 September 1971) was the leader of the Soviet Union after the death of Joseph Stalin. He was First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1953 to 1964 and Chairman of the Council of Ministers from 1958 to 1964.
Khwarizmi, Muhammad ibn Musa1Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī (محمد بن موسی خوارزمی) (c.780 - 850) was a Persian mathematician, astronomer, astrologer and geographer.
Kibaki, Mwai5Mwai Kibaki (born 15 November 1931) is the former President of the Republic of Kenya.
Kid Cudi15Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi (born 30 January 1984), better known by his stage name Kid Cudi, (often stylized as KiD CuDi), is an American hip hop recording artist and the lead singer, and guitarist of the alternative rock band, WZRD.
Kidd, Sue Monk11Sue Monk Kidd (born August 12, 1948) is a writer from the Southern United States, most famous for her novel, The Secret Life of Bees.
Kidman, Nicole7Nicole Mary Kidman (born June 20, 1967) is an Academy Award-winning American-Australian actress, producer and singer.
Kiedis, Anthony18Anthony Kiedis (born November 1, 1962) is the lead singer and lyricist of the Californian band Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Kiefer, Anselm2Anselm Kiefer (born March 8, 1945) is a German painter and sculptor. He studied with Joseph Beuys during the 1970s. His works incorporate materials like straw, ash, clay, lead and shellac. His body of work argues with the past and addresses taboo and controversial issues from recent history, such as themes from Nazi rule.
Kierkegaard, Søren139Søren Aabye Kierkegaard (5 May 1813 – 11 November 1855) was a Danish Christian philosopher and theologian, considered to be a founder of Existentialist thought and Absurdist traditions. He wrote critical texts on organized religion, Christendom, morality, ethics, psychology and philosophy of religion, displaying a fondness for metaphor, irony and parables.
Kiernan, Caitlin R.36Caitlín Rebekah Kiernan (born 26 May 1964) is an Irish-born American author and paleontologist, perhaps best known for her novels The Drowning Girl: A Memoir and The Red Tree. She is also a prolific blogger.
Kikwete, Jakaya23Jakaya Kikwete (bon October 7, 1950) is the fourth and current President of Tanzania.
Kilbey, Steve27Steve Kilbey (Born 13 September 1954) is the lead singer of Australian independent band The Church. He is also a songwriter, bassist, guitarist, keyboardist, producer, poet and painter.
Kilby, Jack1Jack St. Clair Kilby (November 8, 1923 – June 20, 2005) was a Nobel Prize laureate in physics in 2000 for his invention of the integrated circuit in 1958 while working at Texas Instruments (TI). He is also the inventor of the handheld calculator and thermal printer.
Kildall, Gary12Gary Kildall (May 19, 1942 – July 11, 1994) was an American computer scientist, founder of Digital Research, Inc. and creator of CP/M, the first standard operating system for personal computers.
Kilgarriff, Adam4Adam Kilgarriff (12 February 1960 – 16 May 2015) was a corpus linguist, lexicographer and co-author of Sketch Engine.
Killelea, Steve4Stephen John Killelea (born September 8, 1949) is an Australian businessman and philanthropist; and founder of the Global Peace Index.
Kilmer, Joyce37Alfred Joyce Kilmer (6 December 1886 – 30 July 1918) was an American journalist and poet.
Kilmer, Val1Val Edward Kilmer (born December 31, 1959) is an American actor and film director. He is of Cherokee, English, French, German, Native American, Scotch-Irish and Swedish descent. He has 2 children, Mercedes Kilmer and Jack Kilmer.
Kilroy-Silk, Robert8Robert Michael Kilroy-Silk (born 19 May 1942), British politician and Member of the European Parliament, and former chat show host.
Kim Wilde21Kim Wilde (born 18 November, 1960) British singer, songwriter and garden designer.
Kim, Il-sung11Kim Il-sung (15 April 1912 – 8 July 1994) was the founder of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) and its supreme leader until his death. With support from the Soviet Union he developed a state and economy based on Marxist-Leninist principles, but later pursued his own Juche theory of Korean self-reliance. The DPRK refers to him as its "Great Leader" and "Eternal President."
Kim, Jong-il20Kim Jong-il (16 February 1941 – 17 December 2011) was the supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea from 1994 until his death, holding the offices of Chairman of the National Defense Commission, Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army, and General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea.
Kimball, Heber C.5Heber Chase Kimball (June 14, 1801 – June 22, 1868), commonly known as Heber C. Kimball, was a leader in the early Latter Day Saint movement. He served as one of the original twelve apostles in the early Mormon church, and as first counselor to Brigham Young in the presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1847-1868.
Kimmel, Jimmy15James Christian "Jimmy" Kimmel (born November 13, 1967) is an American television host and comedian. Before his current position as host of Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC, Kimmel was well-known as co-host of Comedy Central's The Man Show. Kimmel is also a successful television producer, with popular shows including Crank Yankers and The Andy Milonakis Show to his credit.
Kindleberger, Charles P.8Charles Poor "Charlie" Kindleberger (October 12, 1910 – July 7, 2003) was an American economic historian.
Kinell, Galway4Galway Kinnell (born February 1, 1927, in Providence, Rhode Island) is one of the most influential American poets of the latter half of the 20th century.
King Jr., Martin Luther457Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15 1929 – April 4 1968) was an American Baptist minister, doctor, civil rights activist, and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize of 1964. He was the husband of Coretta Scott King, and father of Yolanda King and Martin Luther King III.
King, Angus19Angus S. King, Jr. (born 31 March 1944) is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from the state of Maine. As an Independent, not affiliated with either the Republican or Democratic parties, he served as the 72nd Governor of Maine from 1995 to 2003. In March 2012 he announced that he would run as an Independent for the Maine seat in the U.S. Senate which was being vacated by Olympia Snowe. King won Maine's 2012 Senate election and took office on January 3, 2013. For committee assignment purposes, he caucuses with the Democratic Party.
King, Basil3William Benjamin Basil King (February 26, 1859 – June 22, 1928) was a Canadian-born clergyman and author.
King, Benjamin Franklin, Jr.3Benjamin Franklin King, Jr. (1857–1894) was an American humorist and poet whose work published under the names Ben King or the pseudonym Bow Hackley achieved notability in his lifetime and afterwards.
King, Bernice23Bernice King (born March 28, 1963) is a baptist minister. She is the youngest child of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King.
King, Carole17Carole King (born 9 February 1942) is American singer and songwriter; born Carol Klein.
King, Charles D. B.1Charles Dunbar Burgess King (1875–1961) was a politician in Liberia of Freetown Creole descent (both of King's parents were ethnic Creoles). He was a member of the True Whig Party, which ruled the country from 1878 until 1980. He served as the 17th President of Liberia from 1920 until 1930.
King, Coretta Scott24Coretta Scott King (27 April 1927 – 31 January 2006) was a civil rights activist, author, and wife of Martin Luther King, Jr.. Mother of Yolanda Denise King, Martin Luther King III and Bernice King.
King, Florence7Florence Virginia King (born January 5, 1936, in Washington, D.C.) is an American novelist, essayist and columnist.
King, Jonathan2Jonathan King (born Kenneth George King on 6 December 1944 in London, England) is a British singer, songwriter, TV personality, impresario, and pop music producer.
King, Martin Luther III2Martin Luther King III (born October 23, 1957) is a human rights advocate and community activist. He is the first son of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.
King, Peter T.3Peter Thomas King (born April 5, 1944) is the U.S. Representative for New York's 2nd congressional district. He is a member of the Republican Party and represents the central Long Island district that includes parts of Nassau and Suffolk counties. He formerly served as the Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, where he drew attention in early 2011 for holding hearings on the extent of radicalization of American Muslims. He also sits on the Financial Services Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He stepped down as Homeland Security Chairman because of self-imposed Republican term limits, but remains a member of the committee.
King, Rodney3Rodney Glen King (April 2, 1965 – June 17, 2012) was an African-American resident of Los Angeles who was violently arrested by officers of the L.A. Police Department. The event was videotaped by a bystander, and the incident raised a public outcry among those who believed it was a racially motivated and gratuitous attack. The acquittal in a state court of the four defendants, charged with using excessive force, provided the spark that led to the 1992 Los Angeles riots.
King, Stephen138Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author, screenwriter, musician, columnist, actor, film producer and director. A 2003 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Book Awards, King's books have been enormously successful, and are often featured on bestseller lists.
King, William1William King (1663–1712) was an English poet.
King, William Lyon Mackenzie3William Lyon Mackenzie King PC OM CMG (1874-12-17 – 1950-07-22) was the tenth Prime Minister of Canada from December 29, 1921, to June 28, 1926; September 25, 1926, to August 6, 1930; and October 23, 1935, to November 15, 1948. With over 21 years in the office, he was the longest serving Prime Minister in British Commonwealth history.
King, William R.1William Rufus deVane King (April 7, 1786 – April 18, 1853) was a U.S. Representative from North Carolina, a Senator from Alabama, and the thirteenth Vice President of the United States.
King, Yolanda31Yolanda Denise King (November 17, 1955 – May 15, 2007) was an actress and activist, who appeared in numerous films and plays over the course of her life. She was the first child of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King. She was the sister of Martin Luther and Bernice Albertine King.
Kingdon, John Wells22John Wells Kingdon (born 1940) is Professor Emeritus and former Chair of Political Science at the University of Michigan. He is a graduate of Oberlin College and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and was a Guggenheim fellow.
Kings of Leon26Kings of Leon is an American rock music band that formed in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1999. The band is composed of brothers Anthony Caleb Followill (born January 14, 1982, lead vocals, rhythm guita), Ivan Nathan Followill (born June 26, 1979, drums, percussion, backing vocals) and Michael Jared Followill (born November 20, 1986, bass guitar, backing vocals), with their cousin Cameron Matthew Followill (born September 10, 1984, lead guitar, backing vocals).
Kingsley, Charles42Charles Kingsley (June 12 1819 – January 23 1875) was an English author, clergyman and educator.
Kingsmill, Hugh15Hugh Kingsmill Lunn (21 November 1889 – 15 May 1949) was an English biographer, literary critic, fiction-writer and anthologist. As an author he generally used only his first two names.
Kingsolver, Barbara10Barbara Kingsolver (born April 8, 1955) is an American fiction writer. She has written several novels and poems, and established the Bellwether Prize for "literature of social change".
Kingwell, Mark21Mark Gerald Kingwell B.A, M.Litt, M.Phil, PhD, D.F.A. (born March 1, 1963) is a Canadian philosopher who is professor of philosophy and associate chair at the University of Toronto's Department of Philosophy. Kingwell is a fellow of Trinity College. He specialises in theories of politics and culture.
Kinison, Sam6Samuel Burl "Sam" Kinison (December 8, 1953 – April 10, 1992) was an American stand-up comedian and actor. Kinison was known for his intense, harsh and politically incorrect humor. A former Pentecostal preacher, he performed stand-up routines that were most often characterized by an intense style, similar to enthusiastic preachers, punctuated by his trademark scream.
Kinnersley, Ebenezer1Ebenezer Kinnersley (November 30, 1711 – July 4, 1778) was a scientist, inventor and lecturer, specializing in the investigation of electricity. He was also a Baptist minister.
Kinnock, Neil23Neil Gordon Kinnock, Baron Kinnock, PC (born March 28, 1942) is a British politician. He was a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1970 to 1995, and was Leader of the Opposition and Labour Party leader from 1983 to 1992, when he resigned after the 1992 general election defeat. He subsequently served as a UK Commissioner of the European Commission from 1995 until 2004.
Kinsey, Alfred12Alfred Charles Kinsey PhD (June 23, 1894 – August 25, 1956) was a sexologist, entomologist and zoologist who founded the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University at Bloomington (now called the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction).
Kinski, Klaus67Klaus Kinski (18 October 1926 – 23 November 1991) was a German actor, famous for his emotional outbursts and work with director Werner Herzog. He was the father of Nastassja Kinski.
Kinski, Nastassja32Nastassja Kinski (born January 24, 1961) is a German-born American actress. She is the daughter of Klaus Kinski.
Kinsley, Michael4Michael Kinsley (born March 9, 1951) is an American political journalist, commentator, television host, and pundit.
Kipling, Rudyard139Rudyard Kipling (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) was a British author and poet, born in India. In 1907, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, making him the first English language writer to receive the prize, and he remains today its youngest-ever recipient.
Kirchhoff, Gustav2Gustav Robert Kirchhoff (12 March 1824 – 17 October 1887) was a German physicist who contributed to the fundamental understanding of electrical circuits, spectroscopy, and the emission of black-body radiation by heated objects.
Kirchner, Cristina9Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (born 19 February 1953) became president of Argentina in 2007, when she was elected to succeed her husband, Nestor Kirchner.
Kirchner, Ernst Ludwig8Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (6 May 1880 – 15 June 1938) was a German expressionist painter and one of the founders of the artists group Die Brücke (The Bridge).
Kirk, Claude4Claude Roy Kirk, Jr. (January 7, 1926 – September 28, 2011) was the 36th governor of Florida serving from 1967 until 1971 and the first Republican governor of the state since Reconstruction.
Kirk, Edward Norris5Edward Norris Kirk (August 14, 1802 – March 27, 1874) was a Christian missionary, pastor, teacher, evangelist and writer in the Presbyterian, Congregational and revivalist traditions in the USA. He founded the Fourth Presbyterian Church, Albany, New York, following a schism at the Second Presbyterian Church in the same city, and later served as the first pastor of Mount Vernon Congregational Church (now the Old South Church) in Boston, from 1842 to 1871, where his teaching led to the conversion of renowned evangelist Dwight L. Moody.
Kirk, Russell3Russell Kirk (October 19 1918 – 29 April 1994) was an American political theorist, moralist, historian, social critic, literary critic, and fiction author known for his influence on 20th century American conservatism. His 1953 book, The Conservative Mind, gave shape to the amorphous post-World War II conservative movement. It traced the development of conservative thought in the Anglo-American tradition, giving special importance to the ideas of Edmund Burke. Kirk was also considered the chief proponent of traditionalist conservatism.
Kirkland, Lane2Joseph Lane Kirkland (March 12, 1922 – August 14, 1999) was a American labor union leader who served as president of the AFL-CIO for over sixteen years.
Kirkpatrick, Jeane11Jeane Jordan Kirkpatrick (November 19, 1926 – December 7, 2006) was an American conservative political scientist and member of the neoconservative movement. After serving as Ronald Reagan's foreign policy adviser in his 1980 campaign, she was nominated as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and was the first woman to hold this position.
Kirst, Hans Hellmut1Hans Hellmut Kirst (December 5, 1914 – February 13, 1989) was a German novelist from Osterode, East Prussia.
Kirzner, Israel1Israel Meir Kirzner (also Yisroel Mayer Kirzner; born February 13, 1930) is an American economist.
Kis-Lev, Jonathan3Jonathan Kis-Lev (formerly Kislov) (born September 12 1985) is an Israeli artist, peace activist, and former actor.
Kishon, Ephraim2Ephraim Kishon (August 23, 1924 – January 29, 2005) was an Israeli writer, satirist, dramatist, screenwriter, and film director.
Kishwar, Madhu1Madhu Purnima Kishwar (born 1951 in Delhi) is an Indian academic and writer. She is the founder and editor of Manushi: A Journal about Women and Society.
Kissinger, Henry37Henry Alfred Kissinger (born Heinz Alfred Kissinger on May 27, 1923) is a German-born US diplomat of Jewish heritage and religion. Nobel laureate and statesman. He served as National Security Advisor and later Secretary of State in the Nixon and Ford administrations.
Kit Carson24Christopher Houston "Kit" Carson (December 24, 1809 – May 23, 1868) was an American frontiersman. The few paying jobs he had during his lifetime included mountain man (fur trapper), wilderness guide, Indian agent, and American Army officer, acquiring the rank of brigadier general.
Kitna, Jon1Jon Kelly Kitna (born September 21, 1972) is a retired American football quarterback who last played for the National Football League (NFL) Dallas Cowboys.
Kittredge, Abbott Eliot24Abbott Eliot Kittredge (July 20, 1834 – December 17, 1912), best known as A. E. Kittredge, was an American leader of the Presbyterian Church.
Kittredge, George Lyman2George Lyman Kittredge (February 28, 1860 – July 23, 1941) was a scholar of English literature and a professor at Harvard University.
Kivi, Aleksis4Aleksis Kivi (October 10, 1834 - December 31, 1872), born Alexis Stenvall, was a Finnish author who wrote the first significant novel in the Finnish language, Seven Brothers (Finnish title: Seitsemän veljestä).
Kiyosaki, Robert1Robert Toru Kiyosaki (born April 8, 1947) is an American investor, businessman, self-help author and motivational speaker. Kiyosaki is best known for his Rich Dad Poor Dad series of motivational books.
Klages, Ludwig6Ludwig Klages (10 December 1872 – 29 July 1956) was a German philosopher, psychologist and a theoretician.
Klain, Ron3Ronald A. "Ron" Klain (born August 8, 1961) is an American lawyer who on October 17, 2014, was named for the newly created position of "Ebola response coordinator" or, less officially, Ebola Czar. He served as Chief of Staff to two Vice presidents – Al Gore (1995–99) and Joseph Biden (2009–11).
Klassen, Ben12Bernhardt "Ben" Klassen (20 February 1918 – 6 August 1993), a one-time Florida state legislator and racist polemicist, who published Nature's Eternal Religion in 1973, thus founding the Church of the Creator.
Klaus Meine4Klaus Meine (born 25 May 1948) is a German singer, best known as the lead singer of the hard rock band Scorpions. Besides guitarist Rudolf Schenker, he is the only member of the group to appear on every album, despite the fact that he did not join until 1970.
Klaus, Vaclav3Vaclav Klaus (born 19 June 1941) is the second President of the Czech Republic and a former Prime Minister of the Czech Republic (1992–1997). He is co-founder of the Civic Democratic Party, one of the the Czech Republic's major political parties. He became president of the Czech Republic in 2003.
Klein, A.M.5Abraham Moses "A. M." Klein (14 February 1909 – 20 August 1972) was a Canadian poet, journalist, novelist, short story writer and lawyer.
Klein, Herman1Herman Klein (23 July 1856 – 10 March 1934) was a British music critic, author, and vocal instructor.
Klein, Joe2Joe Klein (born September 7, 1946) is a Washington, D.C. and New York journalist and columnist.
Klein, Lawrence16Lawrence Robert Klein (4 September 1920 – 20 October 2013) was an American economist. For his work in creating computer models to forecast economic trends in the field of econometrics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, he was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1980 specifically "for the creation of econometric models and their application to the analysis of economic fluctuations and economic policies."
Klein, Melanie1Melanie Reizes Klein (30 March 1882 – 22 September 1960) was an Austrian-born British psychoanalyst who devised novel therapeutic techniques for children that had an impact on child psychology and contemporary psychoanalysis.
Klein, Ralph10Ralph Phillip Klein (November 1, 1942 – March 29, 2013) served as the 12th Premier of Alberta and leader of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta from 1992 until his retirement in 2006. Klein's tenure as premier ended when the Alberta Progressive Conservatives' new leader, Ed Stelmach, assumed office December 14, 2006,Stelmach sworn in as Alberta's 13th premier - CBC Article, December 14, 2006 exactly fourteen years after Klein first became Premier. His nickname was "King Ralph",King Ralph's Long Reign - Macleans Article, February 16, 2004 a reference to his political longevity and his management style.
Klein, Yves10Yves Klein (28 April 1928 – 6 June 1962) was a French artist and is considered an important figure in post-war European art. He made a lot of monochrome paintings, mostly in his famous blue, and in gold colour. He had a lot of influence on the Zero-artists and on Joseph Beuys.
Kleist, Paul Ludwig Ewald von4Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist (August 8, 1881 – c. November 13, 1954) was a leading German field marshal during World War II. He was sent to the Soviet Union where he was condemned to a 10-year sentence in 1952 for war crimes and he died in captivity in Vladimir Prison in 1954. He was the highest ranked German officer to die in Soviet captivity.
Klemperer, Victor5Victor Klemperer (9 October 1881 – 11 February 1960) worked as a commercial apprentice, a journalist and eventually a Professor of Literature, specialising in the French Enlightenment at the Technische Universität Dresden. His diaries detailing his life under successive German states—the German Empire, the Weimar Republic, Nazi Germany and the German Democratic Republic—were published in 1995.
Klepacki, Frank7Frank Klepacki (born May 25, 1974) is a renowned video game music composer working for for Petroglyph games.
Kliban, B1Bernard "Hap" Kliban (January 1, 1935 – August 12, 1990) was a well-known and popular cartoonist born in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Kline, Kevin3Kevin Delaney Kline (born 24 October 1947) American actor; husband of Phoebe Cates
Kline,Franz19Franz Kline (May 23, 1910 - May 13, 1962) was an American painter mainly associated with the Abstract Expressionist group which was centered, geographically, around New York, and temporally, in the 1940s and 1950s; but not limited to that setting. He was a close friend of Willem de Kooning.
Klinsmann, Jürgen9Jürgen Klinsmann (born 30 July 1964) is a German soccer manager and former player who is currently the head coach of the United States national team. As a player, Klinsmann played for several prominent clubs in Europe and was part of the West German team that won the 1990 FIFA World Cup and the unified German team that won the 1996 UEFA European Championship. One of Germany's premier strikers during the 1990s, he scored in all six major international tournaments he participated in, from Euro 1988 to 1998 World Cup.
Klir, George15George Jiri Klir (born 1932) is a Czech-American computer scientist and professor of systems sciences at the Center for Intelligent Systems at Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York.
Klobuchar, Amy2Amy Jean Klobuchar (born 1960) is the senior United States Senator from Minnesota. She is a member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, an affiliate of the Democratic Party.
Klosterman, Chuck29Chuck Klosterman (born June 5, 1972) is an American pop-culture journalist, critic, and essayist. Klosterman is currently a columnist for Esquire and has written for GQ, SPIN, The Washington Post, The Believer, ESPN and The New York Times Magazine. He is also the author of six books (Fargo Rock City - Killing Yourself to Live - Chuck Klosterman IV - Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs - Downtown Owl - Eating The Dinosaur).
Klug, Aaron2Sir Aaron Klug (born August 11, 1926) is a Lithuanian-born British chemist and biophysicist, and winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his development of crystallographic electron microscopy and his structural elucidation of biologically important nucleic acid-protein complexes.
Kluge, Günther von2Günther "Hans" von Kluge (October 30, 1882 – August 19, 1944) was a German military leader. After Stauffenberg's attempt on Hitler's life, Kluge committed suicide, thinking that Hitler would punish him as a conspirator.
Klum, Heidi56Heidi Klum (born 1 June 1973) is a German model, actress, TV presenter, fashion designer, television producer and singer.
Kneller, Godfrey1Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1st Baronet (August 8, 1646 – October 19, 1723) was the leading portrait painter in England during the late 17th and early 18th centuries, and was court painter to British monarchs from Charles II to George I.
Knigge, Adolph Freiherr20Adolph Franz Friedrich Ludwig Freiherr Knigge (16 October 1752 – 6 May 1796) was a German writer and Freemason, most famous for his book Über den Umgang mit Menschen On Human Relations. Although the work is more of a philosophical treatise on the basis of human relations than a how-to guide to etiquette, the German term “Knigge” has come to mean “good manners”.
Knight, Bobby4Robert Montgomery (Bob or Bobby) Knight (born October 25, 1940, in Massillon, Ohio), also known as "The General", is an American former college basketball head coach. He was most recently the head men's basketball coach at Texas Tech before announcing his retirement on February 4, 2008. He was previously the head coach at Indiana University and at the United States Military Academy.
Knight, Damon9Damon Knight (September 19, 1922 – April 15, 2002) was an American science fiction author, editor, critic and fan.
Knight, Frank3Frank Hyneman Knight (November 7, 1885 – April 15, 1972) was an American economist who spent most of his career at the University of Chicago, where he became one of the founders of the Chicago school. Nobel laureates Milton Friedman, George Stigler and James M. Buchanan were all students of Knight at Chicago. Ronald Coase said that Knight, without teaching him, was a major influence on his thinking.
Knightley, Keira5Keira Knightley (born 26 March 1985) is a British actress.
Knopfler, Mark15Mark Freuder Knopfler OBE (born 12 August 1949) is a British guitarist, singer, songwriter, record producer and film score composer, best known as the lead guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for the British rock band Dire Straits, which he co-founded in 1977 with his brother David.
Knott, Cargill Gilston3Cargill Gilston Knott (June 30, 1856 – October 26, 1922) was a Scottish physicist and mathematician, who was a pioneer in seismological research. He spent his early career in Japan. He later became a Fellow of the Royal Society, and Secretary of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Knott, J. Proctor2James Proctor Knott (August 29, 1830 – June 18, 1911) was the Attorney General of Missouri at the outset of the American Civil War and Governor of Kentucky from 1883 to 1887.
Knowles, John11John Knowles (September 16, 1926 - November 29, 2001) was an American novelist, best known for his novel A Separate Peace.
Knowles, Stanley12Stanley Knowles, PC, OC (June 18, 1908 – June 9, 1997) was a Canadian parliamentarian. Knowles represented the riding of Winnipeg North Centre from 1942 to 1958 on behalf of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) and again from 1962 to 1984 representing the CCF's successor, the New Democratic Party (NDP).
Knox, Alexander1Alexander Knox (17 March 1757 – 17 January 1831) was an Irish theological writer.
Knox, Henry8Henry Knox (July 25, 1750 – October 25, 1806) was an American bookseller from Boston who became the chief artillery officer of the Continental Army and later the nation's first Secretary of War. He was a trusted adviser, and a life-long friend, of George Washington.
Knox, John4John Knox (c. 1510 – 24 November 1572) was a key figure in the Protestant Reformation and spearheaded the Scottish Reformation and the Presbyterian denomination.
Knox, Ronald13Ronald Arbuthnott Knox (17 February 1888 – 24 August 1957) was an English theologian, priest and crime writer.
Knuth, Donald27Donald Ervin Knuth (born 10 January 1938) is an American computer scientist, Professor Emeritus at Stanford University, and winner of the 1974 Turing Award.
Kobayashi, Makoto3Makoto Kobayashi (born April 7, 1944) is a Japanese physicist well-known for his work on CP-violation. He was awarded, along with Toshihide Maskawa, half of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics, "for the discovery of the origin of the broken symmetry which predicts the existence of at least three families of quarks in nature."
Koch, Ed2Ed Koch (December 12, 1924 – February 1, 2013) was a United States Congressman representing New York from 1969 to 1977 and the Mayor of New York City from 1978 to 1989.
Koch, Richard11Richard Koch (born 1950) is a former management consultant, entrepreneur and writer of several books on how to apply the Pareto principle (80/20 rule) in all walks of life.
Koechlin, Kalki7Kalki Koechlin (10 January 1984) is an Indian actress and playwright of French descent who debuted in Anurag Kashyap's critically acclaimed 2009 Hindi film Dev.D.
Koenig, Ezra9Ezra Koenig (born April 8, 1984, in New York City) is the lead singer and guitarist of New York based indie rock band Vampire Weekend.
Koestler, Arthur18Arthur Koestler (5 September 1905 – 1 March 1983) was a Hungarian-Jewish novelist, philosopher, and political activist who lived much of his life in England.
Kohl, Helmut15Dr. Helmut Kohl (full name Helmut Josef Michael Kohl) (born April 3, 1930) is a German conservative politician and statesman. He was Chancellor of Germany from 1982 to 1998 (West Germany between 1982 and 1990)
Kohler, Horst1Horst Köhler (born 22 February 1943) is a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union. He was President of Germany from 2004 to 2010.
Kohn, Alfie24Alfie Kohn (born October 15, 1957) is an American lecturer and author in the fields of education, psychology and parenting. He is an outspoken critic of American public education, particularly the trend toward pervasive standardized testing, and has written several books attacking "common sense" notions about competition, rewards, and parenting.
Kohn, Walter1Walter Kohn (born March 9, 1923, in Vienna, Austria) is an Austrian-born American theoretical physicist. He was awarded, with John Pople, the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1998, for his contributions to the understandings of the electronic properties of materials.
Koirala, Manisha2Manisha Koirala (born August 16, 1970) is a Bollywood actress from Nepal.
Kõiv, Kerli5Kerli Kõiv (born February 7, 1987), known by her stage name Kerli, is an Estonian singer who is known for her alternative rock style and her album Love Is Dead which charted in the Billboard 200.
Kok, Ingrid de6Ingrid de Kok (born 1951) is a South African author.
Kok, Wim1Willem "Wim" Kok (born September 29, 1938) is a retired Dutch politician of the Labour Party (PvdA). He served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from August 22 1994 until July 22, 2002.
Kolakowski, Leszek42Leszek Kołakowski (23 October 1927 – 17 July 2009) was a Polish philosopher and historian of ideas. He is best known for his critical analyses of Marxist thought, especially his three-volume history, Main Currents of Marxism (1976). In his later work, Kolakowski increasingly focused on religious questions.
Kollwitz, Käthe13Käthe Schmidt Kollwitz (July 8, 1867 – April 22, 1945) was a German painter, printmaker, and sculptor whose work offered an eloquent and often searing account of the human condition in the first half of the 20th century. Her empathy for the less fortunate, expressed most famously through the graphic means of drawing, etching, lithography, and woodcut, embraced the victims of poverty, hunger and war.
Kolokotronis, Theodoros7Theodoros Kolokotronis Θεόδωρος Κολοκοτρώνης (3 April 1770 – 4 February 1843) was a Greek General during the Greek War of Independence (1821–1830).
Konev, Ivan8Ivan Stepanovich Konev (28 December O.S. 16 December 1897 – 21 May 1973) was a Soviet military commander, who led Red Army forces on the Eastern Front during World War II, liberated much of Eastern Europe from occupation by the Axis Powers, and helped in the capture of Germany's capital, Berlin. Later, as the Commander of Warsaw Pact forces, Konev led the suppression of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 by Soviet armed divisions. Konev remained one of the Soviet Union's most admired military figures until his death in 1973. Marshal of the Soviet Union, and Twice Hero of the Soviet Union, he was buried in the Kremlin Wall with the greatest heroes of the USSR, which can be visited today.
Konstantinov, Ventseslav4Ventseslav Konstantinov (Bulgarian: Венцеслав Константинов) (born 14 September 1940) is a Bulgarian essayist and translator of German and English literature.
Kook, Abraham Isaac10Abraham Isaac Kook (1865–1935) was the first Ashkenazi chief rabbi of the British Mandate for Palestine, the founder of the Religious Zionist Yeshiva Merkaz HaRav, Jewish thinker, Halachist, Kabbalist and a renowned Torah scholar. He was one of the most celebrated and influential rabbis of the 20th century.
Kool Herc2Clive "Kool Herc" Campbell (born April 16, 1955) is a Jamaican-American DJ who is credited with originating breakbeat DJing in hip-hop music which helped to develop rapping and b-boying.
Koolhaas, Rem9Rem Koolhaas (born 17 November 1944 in Rotterdam, Netherlands) is a Dutch architect, former journalist and screenwriter who studied architecture at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London and co-founded the Office for Metropolitan Architecture.
Koons, Jeff9Jeff Koons (born January 21, 1955) is an American contemporary artist and sculptor. He is noted for his use of kitsch imagery, sometimes in sculptural form and extremely large in size. His work is amongst the most expensive in the world for a contemporary artist.
Koontz, Dean46Dean Ray Koontz (born July 9, 1945), also known under a number of pseudonyms, including Leigh Nichols, is an American writer best known as a prolific and best-selling author of suspense novels.
Koop, C. Everett2Charles Everett Koop M.D. (October 14, 1916 – February 25, 2013) was an American physician. He served as the Surgeon General of the United States from 1982 to 1989, under Ronald Reagan's presidency.
Koopmans, Tjalling18Tjalling Charles Koopmans (August 28, 1910 – February 26, 1985) was a Dutch-American mathematician and economist, the joint winner with Leonid Kantorovich of the 1975 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.
Koponen, Suvi6Suvi Maria Koponen (born 26 March 1988) is a Finnish fashion model.
Kopp, Sheldon5Sheldon Kopp (March 29, 1929 – March 29, 1999) was an American psychotherapist and author.
Koppel, Ted1Ted Koppel (born February 8, 1940) is a British-born television journalist in the United States.
Korda, Michael19Michael Korda (born 8 October 1933) is a writer and novelist who was a longtime editor-in-chief of Simon & Schuster in New York City.
Kordić, Snježana5Snježana Kordić (born 1964) is a Croatian linguist.
Kornai, János1János Kornai, (born January 21, 1928) is an Hungarian economist noted for his analysis and criticism of the command economies of Eastern European communist states.
Korot, Beryl7Beryl Korot (born September 17, 1945) is an American video artist, who pioneered the field of video art since the early 1970s.
Korry, Edward M.1Edward Malcolm Korry (1922 – January 29, 2003) was a US diplomat during the administrations of presidents Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon.
Korshunova, Ruslana10Ruslana Korshunova (2 July 1987 – 28 June 2008) was a Kazakhstani fashion model of Russian ethnicity.
Korwin-Mikke, Janusz42Janusz Korwin-Mikke (born 27 October 1942) is a Polish politician, leader of KORWiN party. Europen Union MP.
Korzybski, Alfred14Alfred Korzybski (3 July 1879 – 1 March 1950) was a Polish engineer, mathematician, and philosopher, most famous for creating the theory of General Semantics.
Kosciuszko, Tadeusz1Andrzej Tadeusz Bonawentura Kościuszko (4 February 1746 – 15 October 1817) was a Polish patriot and soldier who served in Washington's army during the American Revolution; he was also known as Thaddeus Kosciuszko.
Kosloff, Ronnie1Ronnie Kosloff (born July 26, 1948) is professor of theoretical chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. He is member of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science, on the advisory editorial board of Chemical Physics Letters, and a specialist editor of the Computer Physics Communications Package.
Kossuth, Lajos1Lajos Kossuth de Udvard et Kossuthfalva (English: Louis Kossuth; 19 September, 1802 – 20 March, 1894) was a Hungarian lawyer, journalist, politician and Governor-President of Hungary in 1849. He was widely honored during his lifetime, including in the United Kingdom and the United States, as a freedom fighter and bellwether of democracy in Europe.
Kosuth, Joseph8Joseph Kosuth (born January 31, 1945), is an American conceptual artist. He lives in New York and London, after residing in various cities in Europe, including Ghent, Rome and Berlin.
Kosztka, Tivadar Csontváry6Tivadar Csontváry Kosztka (5 July 1853 – 20 June 1919) was a Hungarian painter.
Kotak, Alan4Alan Kotok (November 9, 1941 – May 26, 2006) was an American computer scientist at Digital Equipment Corporation, the World Wide Web Consortium and MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). He is also remembered for contributions to Kotok-McCarthy and Spacewar! created with classmates at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Kotter, John17John Paul Kotter (born 1947) is a professor at the Harvard Business School and author, who is regarded as an authority on leadership and change. In particular, he discusses how the best organizations actually "do" change. (Kotter & Cohen, 2002)
Kotzebue, August von6August Friedrich Ferdinand von Kotzebue (Pronounced ˈaʊgʊst fɔn ˈkɔtsəbu; May 3, 1761 – March 23, 1819) was a German dramatist.
Koufax, Sandy9Sandy Koufax (born Sanford Braun on 30 December 1935) is an American left-handed former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, from 1955 to 1966.
Kounellis, Jannis2Jannis Kounellis (born 23 March 1936) is a Greek artist.
Kovacs, Ernie2Ernie Kovacs (January 23, 1919 – January 13, 1962) was an American comedian whose uninhibited, often ad-libbed, and visually experimental comic style came to influence numerous television comedy programs for years after his tragic, early death in an automobile accident.
Kowal, Mary Robinette5Mary Robinette Kowal (born February 8, 1969) is an American science fiction and fantasy author and puppeteer.
Koxinga7Koxinga (國姓爺) (August 1624 – June 23, 1662), a Chinese Ming dynasty loyalist, was born in Hirado, Japan. He led the Ming Chinese loyalist resistance against the Manchu Qing invaders, and expelled the Dutch from Taiwan.
Koya, Sidiq1Sidiq Koya (1924–1993) was a Fijian statesman of Indian descent, who played a leading role in the negotiations that led to independence from the United Kingdom in 1970.
Koyré, Alexandre6Alexandre Koyré (29 August 1892 – 28 April 1964) was a French philosopher of Russian origin who wrote on history and the philosophy of science.
Kozonski, Alex8Alex Kozinski (born July 23, 1950) was the first Chief Judge of the Federal Claims Court, and has been a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit since 1985. He is also a popular essayist.
Kraft, Robert2Robert Paul "Bob" Kraft (born June 16, 1927) is an American astronomer who served as president of the American Astronomical Society (1974–1976) and of the International Astronomical Union (1997–2000).
Krakauer, Jon3Jon Krakauer (born April 12, 1954) is an American journalist, author of non-fiction books, and mountaineer. In 1999 he received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Although he is perhaps best known as an "adventure writer," Krakauer has in fact written about a wide range of subjects since very early in his career.
Kranz, Gene4Eugene F. "Gene" Kranz (born August 17, 1933) served as NASA's Flight Director for the Gemini and Apollo programs, including the Apollo 11 moon landing and the Apollo 13 mission.
Krasner,Lee12Lee Krasner (October 27, 1908 – June 19, 1984) was an influential abstract expressionist American painter in the second half of the 20th Century; she was married with Jackson Pollock till his death in 1956.
Kraus, Karl82Karl Kraus (28 April 1874 – 12 June 1936) was an Austrian journalist, satirist, essayist, aphorist, playwright and poet.
Krauss, Lawrence M.9Lawrence M. Krauss (born May 27, 1954) is an American theoretical physicist who is professor of physics, Foundation Professor of the School of Earth and Space Exploration, and director of the Origins Project at the Arizona State University. He is the author of several bestselling books, including The Physics of Star Trek.
Krauss, Nicole15Nicole Krauss (born 1974) is an American writer.
Krebs, Ed2Ed Krebs (born August 1951) is a United States photographer and political activist.
Krekar, Mullah1Mullah Krekar (born 1956) was the original leader of Ansar al-Islam.
Kreuk, Kristin7Kristin Kreuk (born December 30, 1982) is a Canadian-born actress and model of Dutch and Indonesian Chinese descent known for her roles on the Canadian television series teen soap Edgemont and on the American television series Smallville.
Kricfalusi, John4John Kricfalusi (born September 9, 1955), better known as John K, is a Canada animator. He is creator of The Ren & Stimpy Show, The Ripping Friends animated series, and Weekend Pussy Hunt, as well as the founder of the animation studio Spümcø.
Krieger, Robby3Robby Krieger (born 8 January 1946) is a musician, songwriter, and former member of The Doors.
Kripalu Maharaj2Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj (Sanskrit: जगदगुरु कृपालु जी महाराज) (born 1922) is a Hindu spiritual leader from Allahabad, India.
Kripke, Saul3Saul Kripke (born 1940) is an American philosopher.
Krishna Kant Shukla6Dr. Krishna Kant Shukla (born 1959-06-03) is a physicist, musician, poet, ecologist and educator.Shukla, Krishna Kant About Dr. Krishna Kant Shukla, publisher: Krishna Kant Shukla, retrieved: 8 May 2014 Currently, he lives in Varanasi, Bharat(India) and travels all over the world, giving music concerts and lectures.
Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV20Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV (June 4, 1884 – August 3, 1940, Bangalore Palace), also known as Nalwadi Krishna Raja Wadiyar, was the Maharaja of the princely state of Mysore of the Wodeyar dynasty of Mysore from 1902 until his death in 1940. He had a celebrated status among the princely rulers of the Indian States under the British rule and living the ideal expressed in Plato's Republic. He was called a philosopher-king, Rajarshi. He was also a connoisseur of both Carnatic Music and Hindustani Music, and his reign was described by some as "the golden age of Carnatic classical music". He was one of the world's wealthiest men, with a personal fortune estimated in 1940 to be worth $400 million which would be equivalent to $56 billion in 2010 prices.
Krishna, S. M.7Somanahalli Mallaiah Krishna (born 1 May 1932) is the Indian politician who served as Minister of External Affairs from 23 May 2009 until his resignation on 26 October 2012. He has been noted for his opposition towards the Libyan Civil War and the sanctions of Iran.
Krishnamurthy, Kalki11R. Krishnamurthy (9 September 1899 – 5 December 1954) was a South Indian author who lived in Tamil Nadu. He wrote in Tamil under various pseudonyms, but became most famous using the name Kalki, evoking a prophesied avatar of Vishnu.
Krishnamurti, Jiddu153Jiddu Krishnamurti (12 May 1895 – 17 February 1986) was a philosopher, public speaker, and writer, on psychological, sociological, and spiritual subjects.
Krishnamurti, U. G.32Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti (July 9, 1918 – March 22, 2007), better known as U.G. Krishnamurti, or just U.G., was a speaker and philosopher, often known as an "anti-guru" or as "the man who refused to be a guru."
Krishnan, K. S.1Padma Bhushan Sir Kariamanickam Srinivasa Krishnan FRS (December 4, 1898 – June 14, 1961) was an Indian physicist. He was a co-discover of Raman scattering, for which his mentor C. V. Raman was awarded the 1930 Nobel Prize in Physics.
Kristof, Nicholas D.3Nicholas Donabet Kristof (born April 27, 1959, in Chicago, Illinois) is a U.S. journalist, author, op-ed columnist and a winner of two Pulitzer Prizes.
Kristofferson, Kris10Kristoffer "Kris" Kristofferson (born 22 June 1936) is an American writer, singer-songwriter, actor, and musician.
Kristol, Irving30Irving Kristol (22 January 1920 – 18 September 2009) was an American columnist, journalist, and writer who was dubbed the "godfather of neoconservatism."
Kristol, William12William "Bill" Kristol (born December 23, 1952, in New York City) is an American neoconservative commentator.
Kroc, Ray3Ray Kroc (October 5, 1902 – January 14, 1984) was an American entrepreneur, famous for significantly expanding the McDonald's Corporation from 1955.
Kroemer, Herbert5Herbert Kroemer (born August 25, 1928) is professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In 2000, along with Zhores I. Alferov, he was awarded a Nobel Prize in Physics "for developing semiconductor heterostructures used in high-speed- and opto-electronics".
Kroes, Neelie1Neelie Kroes (19 July 1941) is a Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD).
Krogh, August1August Krogh (15 November 1874 – September 13 1949) was a Danish professor of physiology. He was awarded a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1920.
Kronecker, Leopold1Leopold Kronecker (December 7, 1823 – December 29, 1891) was a Prussian mathematician and logician who argued that arithmetic and analysis must be founded on "whole numbers."
Kronenberger, Louis13Louis Kronenberger (December 9, 1904 – April 30, 1980) was an American critic and author. He was a drama critic for Time Magazine from 1938 to 1961 and theater arts professor at Brandeis University.
Kronrod, Alexander2Aleksandr (Alexander) Semenovich Kronrod (October 22, 1921 – October 6, 1986) was a Soviet mathematician and computer scientist, best known for the Gauss-Kronrod quadrature formula which he published in 1964. Earlier, he worked on computational solutions of problems emerging in theoretical physics. He is also known for his contributions to economics, specifically for proposing corrections and calculating price formation for the USSR.
Kropotkin, Peter93Prince Peter Alexeievich Kropotkin (Пётр Алексе́евич Кропо́ткин) (9 December 1842 – 8 February 1921) was a Russian geographer, zoologist, and one of Russia's foremost anarchist social philosophers, famous for promoting forms of anarchist communism.
Kroupa, Pavel6Pavel Kroupa (born 1963) is a Czech-Australian astrophysicist, who since 1999 has worked on cosmology and challenges to dark matter theory.
Krug, Judith17Judith Fingeret Krug (March 15, 1940 – April 11, 2009) was an American librarian, supporter of freedom of speech, and prominent critic against censorship. She was appointed as the Director of the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom in 1967 and Executive Director of the Freedom to Read Foundation in 1969. She co-founded Banned Books Week in 1982.
Kruger, Barbara5Barbara Kruger (born 26 January, 1945) is an American conceptual artist.
Kruger, Carl1Carl Kruger (born December 3, 1949) is a New York state Senator.
Krugman, Paul72Paul Robin Krugman (born February 28, 1953) is an American New Keynesian economist, Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, Centenary Professor at the London School of Economics, and an op-ed columnist for The New York Times.
Kruk, John1John Kruk (born 1961-02-09) is an American former professional baseball player.
Kruskal, Martin1Martin David Kruskal (September 28, 1925 – December 26, 2006) was an American mathematician and physicist. He made fundamental contributions in many areas of mathematics and science, ranging from plasma physics to general relativity and from nonlinear functional analysis to asymptotic analysis. His single most celebrated contribution was the discovery and theory of solitons.
Krutch, Joseph Wood1Joseph Wood Krutch (pronounced krootch) (November 25, 1893 – May 22, 1970) was an American writer, critic, and naturalist.
Kübler-Ross, Elisabeth11Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross M.D. (8 July 1926 – 24 August 2004) was a psychiatrist, and a pioneer of near-death studies.
Kubler, George16George Alexander Kubler (26 July 1912 - 3 October 1996) was an American art historian and among the foremost scholars on the art of Pre-Columbian America and Ibero-American Art.
Kubrick, Stanley16Stanley Kubrick (26 July 1928 – 7 March 1999) was an American film director born in The Bronx, New York City who lived most of his life in England. He is widely recognized as one of the most significant movie directors of the 20th Century.
Kuchler, Bonnie Louise13Bonnie Louise Kuchler (born December 2, 1958) is an American writer of novelty gift books, originally from Hawaii, now residing in the Pacific Northwest.
Kucinich, Dennis17Dennis Kucinich (born 8 October 1946) is an American politician who represents the 10th District of Ohio in the United States House of Representatives. He was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President in 2004 and 2008.
Kudlow, Larry5Lawrence Kudlow (born April 19, 1947) is an American conservative economic commentator, journalist and broadcaster.
Kudryavitsky, Anatoly15Anatoly Kudryavitsky (born 17 August 1954) is a Russian/Irish poet, novelist, translator. He writes mainly in English and Russian.
Kuhn, Thomas Samuel13Thomas Samuel Kuhn (July 18, 1922 – June 17, 1996) was an American physicist, historian, and philosopher of science and who wrote extensively on the history of science and developed several important notions in the philosophy of science.
Kuklinski Richard1Richard "The Iceman" Kuklinski (April 11, 1935 – March 5, 2006) was a convicted murderer and notorious contract killer.
Kulischer, Eugene M.15Eugene M. Kulischer (1881 – April 2, 1956) was a Russian American sociologist, an authority on demography, migration, and manpower, and an expert on Russia. Kulischer was among the first to seek to document the number of persons lost in the Holocaust as well as the subsequent relocation of millions of Europeans after World War II.
Kumar, Akshay1Akshay Kumar (born Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia, 9 September 1967) is an Indian film actor, producer and martial artist who has appeared in over a hundred Hindi films.
Kumaratunga, Chandrika6Chandrika Kumaratunga (Sinhala: චන්ද්‍රිකා බන්ඩාරනායක කුමාරතුංග,Tamil: சந்திரிகா பண்டாரநாயக்க குமாரதுங்க; born on June 29, 1945) was the fifth President of Sri Lanka, who served from 12 November 1994 to 19 November 2005. The country's only female president to date, she is the daughter of two former prime ministers and also the leader of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) until the end of 2005.
Kumble, Anil23Anil Kumble (born October 17, 1970) is a legendary Indian cricketer. He is a right-arm leg spin (leg break googly) bowler. As of 2012, he holds the record for taking 619 wickets in Test cricket and remains the third-highest wicket taker; only behind Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne. He was captain of the Indian cricket team. His ability to make the ball bounce with subtle variations in pace made him a tough bowler to face for the batsmen which earned him the sobriquet "Jumbo". Kumble was selected as the Indian Cricket Cricketer of the Year in 1993 and one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1996. He has been honoued with the Indian civilian award of Padma Shri.
Kun-huei, Huang1Huang Kun-huei (黃昆輝; Huáng Kūnhuī; born 1936) is a politician in the Republic of China (ROC). He currently serves as the Chairman of Taiwan Solidarity Union since 26 January 2007.
Kundera, Milan71Milan Kundera (born 1 April 1929) is a Franco-Czech novelist born in Brno, Moravia, now the Czech Republic.
Kundt, August1August Adolf Eduard Eberhard Kundt (18 November 1839 – 21 May 1894) was a German physicist.
Kung, Hans6Hans Küng (born 19 March 1928, in Sursee, Canton of Lucerne) is a Swiss Catholic priest, theologian, and prolific author. The Vatican has rescinded his authority to teach Catholic theology. He had to leave the Catholic faculty, but remained at the University of Tübingen as a professor of ecumenical theology, serving as an emeritus professor since 1996. Although Küng is not officially allowed to teach Catholic theology, neither his bishop nor the Holy See have revoked his priestly faculties.
Kunitz,Stanley1Stanley Jasspon Kunitz (July 29, 1905 – May 14, 2006) was an American poet who served two years (1974–1976) as the Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (a precursor to the modern Poet Laureate program), and served another year as United States Poet Laureate in 2000.
Kunnumpuram, Kurien33Kurien Kunnumpuram (born July 8, 1931) is a Catholic theologian from India, who pleads for an Indian Christian theology. Currently he is the editor of AUC: Asian Journal for Religious Studies. He has contributed substantially towards the formation of an Indian Church, written numerous books and taught for more than fifty years.
Kunstler, James Howard29James Howard Kunstler (born October 19, 1948, New York City, New York) is an American author, social critic, public speaker, and blogger.
Kupchan, Charles A.10Charles A. Kupchan (born 1958) is an American political author, and Professor of international relations at Georgetown University and senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa6Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa (Kannada: ಕುಪ್ಪಳ್ಳಿ ವೆಂಕಟಪ್ಪ ಪುಟ್ಟಪ್ಪ ; December 29, 1904 – November 11, 1994), popularly called by the pen name Kuvempu (ಕುವೆಂಪು) or by the abbreviation K. V. Puttappa, was a Kannada writer and poet. He is widely regarded as the greatest poet of 20th century of Kannada literature. He was the Vice-Chancellor of Mysore University from 1956 till his retirement in 1960. He was recipient of many prestigious awards such as Rashtrakavi (National poet), the Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award of India, and the Jnanpith Award for his work on Sri Ramayana Darshanam, the complete Ramayana in Kannada. Kuvempu University was established in his honour in his home district of Shimoga, Karnataka, India.
Kureishi, Hanif1Hanif Kureishi (born December 5, 1954) is an English-born playwright, author, and director on topics of race, nationalism, immigration, and sexuality. He is married and has three sons.
Kuribayashi, Tadamichi8Tadamichi Kuribayashi (Japanese: 栗林忠道 Kuribayashi Tadamichi) (1891-07-07 in Nagano prefecture, Japan - 1945-03-23 on Iwo Jima, Japan) was a Lieutenant General in the Imperial Japanese Navy and the commander of Japanese defense of Iwo Jima during Battle of Iwo Jima.
Kuriyama, Chiaki3Chiaki Kuriyama (born 10 October 1984) is a Japanese actress.
Kurlansky, Mark2Mark Kurlansky (born 1948-12-07 in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American journalist and writer of general interest non-fiction. He is especially known for titles on eclectic topics, such as cod or salt.
Kurosawa, Akira6Akira Kurosawa (黒澤 明 Kurosawa Akira, also 黒沢 明) (23 March 1910 – 6 September 1998) was a Japanese film director, producer, and screenwriter. Regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema, Kurosawa directed 30 films in a career spanning 57 years.
Kurth, Ernst1Ernst Kurth (1886–1946) was a Swiss music theorist.
Kurti, Nicholas1Nicholas Kurti (14 May 1908 – 24 November 1998) was a Hungarian-born physicist who lived in Oxford, UK, for most of his life.
Kurtz, Paul10Paul Winter Kurtz (21 December 1925 – 20 October 2012) was a prominent American skeptic and secular humanist.
Kurzweil, Ray27Ray Kurzweil (born February 12, 1948) is an American author, computer scientist, inventor, futurist, and a director of engineering at Google. He is involved in fields such as optical character recognition (OCR), text-to-speech synthesis, speech recognition technology, and electronic keyboard instruments. He is a public advocate for the futurist and transhumanist movements.
Kushi, Michio)9Michio Kushi (久司 道夫 Kushi Michio; born 1926 in Japan) helped to introduce modern macrobiotics to the United States in the early 1950s. He has lectured about philosophy, spiritual development, health, food and diseases at conferences and seminars all over the world.
Kushlick, Taubie6Taubie Kushlick (10 May 1910 – March 1991) was a South African actress and producer.
Kutaragi, Ken2Ken Kutaragi (born August 8, 1950) is the former President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, the videogames division of Sony Corporation. He is known as "The Father of the PlayStation", which was created in the late 1990's. as well as its successor, the PlayStation 2, and the next-generation PlayStation 3.
Kuttner, Henry23Henry Kuttner (7 April 1915 – 4 February 1958) was an American science fiction author. He worked on many stories in close collaboration with his wife, C. L. Moore most often using the joint pseudonym "Lewis Padgett." In 2007 their most famous collaboration "Mimsy Were the Borogoves" was adapted into a film The Last Mimzy.
Kuyper, Abraham2Abraham Kuyper (29 October 1837 – 8 November 1920) was a Dutch politician, journalist, statesman and theologian. He founded the Anti-Revolutionary Party and was prime minister of the Netherlands between 1901 and 1905.
Kuzmics, Istvan3István Küzmics (1723 – December 22 1779) was a Slovene writer, translator, Evangelic priest in Hungary. Küzmics in the Prekmurian language (this is the regional variant of the Slovene language in the Prekmurje and West-Hungary) the New Testament with title Nouvi Zákon.
Kuznets, Simon13Simon Smith Kuznets (April 30, 1901 – July 8, 1985) was a Belarusian-American economist, statistician, demographer, and economic historian who won the 1971 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences "for his empirically founded interpretation of economic growth which has led to new and deepened insight into the economic and social structure and process of development."
Kwan, Michelle3Michelle Kwan (Simplified Chinese: 关颖珊; Traditional Chinese: 關穎珊; pinyin: Guān Yǐngshān; Cantonese: Gwāan Wihngsāan; born July 7, 1980) is an American figure skater and media celebrity who has won nine U.S. championships, five world championships, and two Olympic medals. She has remained competitive for over a decade and is the most decorated figure skater in U.S. history. Known for her consistency and expressive artistry on ice, she is widely considered to be one of the greatest figure skaters of all time despite having never won an Olympic gold medal.
Kweli, Talib14Talib Kweli (born Talib Kweli Greene on October 3, 1975) is an American rapper from Brooklyn, New York.
Kwiatkowski, Karen3Karen Kwiatkowski (born 1960) is a retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel as well as a writer and poltical activist.
Kyber, Manfred3Manfred Kyber (March 1, 1880 – March 10, 1933) was a German writer, theater critic, playwright and poet (born in Latvia).
Kyd, Jesper13Jesper Jakobson Kyd (born February 3, 1972) is an acclaimed video game and film score composer. Kyd combines sounds of dark ambient, electronic and symphonic music and has won many awards. He is also notable for his work in the demoscene, where he composed a large amount of music in his teenage years, in particular a set of gatherings known as "The Party". Today, he is best known for composing music for the Hitman and Assassin's Creed video game series.
Kyd, Thomas10Thomas Kyd (November 3 1558 – July 16 1594) was an influential dramatist, poet and translator. His The Spanish Tragedy was one of the most popular plays on the Elizabethan or Jacobean stage.
Kyl, Jon2Jon Llewellyn Kyl (born April 25, 1942) served as a United States junior senator for the state of Arizona from 1995 to 2013.
Kyle, Iris193Iris Floyd Kyle (born August 22, 1974) is an American professional female bodybuilder. With ten overall and two heavyweight Ms. Olympia titles, along with seven overall and one heavyweight Ms. International titles she has won, she is the most successful professional, male or female, bodybuilder ever.
Kyuma, Fumio1Fumio Kyūma (born 4 December 1940) is a Japanese politician who has served in the Diet of Japan since 1980. Kyūma graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1964 and worked for the Ministry of Agriculture. He was elected to the Nagasaki Prefectural Assembly in 1971 serving three terms before being elected to the Diet as a member of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) for Nagasaki Number 2.
Kyuzo Mifune4Kyuzo Mifune (April 21, 1883- January 27, 1965) has been categorized as one of the greatest exponents of the art of judo after the founder, Jigoro Kano.
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