People by name, M with Quotes

971 people with 16,478 quotes

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M. S. Subbulakshmi11M. S. Subbulakshmi (September16, 1916 – December 11, 2004), full name Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi, popularly known by the abbreviation M.S., was a legendary vocal singer of Carnatic music. Her repertoire covered classical and semi-classical songs and included devotional songs and also a short film career. Her fascinating and distinguished career earned many accolades and awards among which the notable ones were the Ramon Magsaysay award and India's highest civilian honor of Bharat Ratna; uniquely she was the first woman to receive both the awards. Her notable musical performances were the Edinburgh International Festival of Music and Drama in 1963, the Carnegie Hall, New York; the UN General Assembly on UN day in 1966, in the Royal Albert Hall, London in 1982 and the Festival of India in Moscow in 1987. A commemorative postage stamp was issued in her honour on 18 December 2005.
M.I.A.107Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam (born 18 July 1975), known by the stage name M.I.A., is an artist, film maker, singer, songwriter, rapper, activist, visual artist, humanitarian, record producer, graphic designer, photographer, fashion icon, and refugee icon. She is often described as one of the most influential artists of the 21st century, covering multicultural and countercultural, convention defying themes and utilizing a range of genres in her music to form a unique avant-garde sound, and for having revolutionized indie/underground/independent/subcultural and mainstream music and culture since her rise to prominence.
M'Cheyne, Robert Murray10Robert Murray M'Cheyne (21 May 1813 – 25 March 1843) was a minister in the Church of Scotland from 1835 to 1843.
Ma Anliang1Ma Anliang (馬安良) (1855–1920), a Hui, was born in Linxia, Gansu, China. He was named General of Xinjiang, and then Colonel of Hezhou, in Qing times. He became a general in the northwestern region after the founding of the republic of china.
Ma Bufang1Ma Bufang (馬步芳) (1903–1975), a Hui, was born in Linxia, Gansu, China. He was named the military governor of Qinghai during the Republic of China and was a member of the Kuomintang party.
Ma Fuxiang6Ma Fuxiang (馬福祥) (1876–1932), a Hui, was born in Linxia, Gansu, China. He was named the military governor of Xining, and then of Altay, in Qing times. He held a large number of military posts in the northwestern region after the founding of the republic.
Ma Ho-ling1Ma Ho-ling (馬鶴凌; Mǎ Hèlíng; born 9 November 1920 - November 9, 2005) was a Kuomintang official in the Republic of China (ROC). He is the father of the current ROC President Ma Ying-jeou.
Ma Hongkui3Ma Hongkui (馬鴻逵) (March 14, 1892 – 1970), a Hui, was a prominent warlord in China during the Republic of China era, ruling the northwestern province of Ningxia. His rank was Lieutenant-general
Ma Shaowu3Ma Shaowu (馬紹武), a Hui, was born in Yunnan, China. He was a mandarin during the Qing dynasty. He became the military commander of Kucha and Daotai of Kashgar in Xinjiang under governor Yang Zengxin
Ma Zhanshan4Ma Zhanshan (馬占山) (1885–1950), a Hui, was a prominent warlord in China during the Republic of China era, resisting the Japanese invasion in the 1930's. His rank was general.
Ma Zhongying2Ma Zhongying (馬仲英 ) (ca 1910 – 1936?), a Hui, was born in Gansu, China. He was a General and became chief of the Kuomintang 36th Division.
Ma, Jack3Jack Ma (Chinese: 馬雲) (born September 10, 1964) is founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Alibaba Group.
Ma, Sri Anandamayi5Sri Anandamoyi Ma (Bengali: আনন্দময়ী মা) (1896–1982), also called Anandamayi Ma, was a spiritual teacher (Guru), saint and a mystic from the Bengal region of India, and hailed as one of prominent mystics of the 20th century. During her times, she was considered the embodiment of spiritual bliss and her name literally means Joy Permeated Mother.
Ma, Yo-Yo1Yo-Yo Ma (born October 7, 1955) is a cellist of world renown and the winner of multiple Grammy Awards.
Maat, Martin de19Martin de Maat (12 January 1949 - 15 February 2001) was an improvisational comedy teacher and artistic director at The Second City.
Maathai, Wangari7Wangari Muta Maathai (1 April 1940 – 25 September 2011) was a Kenyan environmental and social activist who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize of 2004.
Maazel, Lorin3Lorin Varencove Maazel (March 6, 1930 – July 13, 2014) was an American conductor, violinist and composer. Making his debut at the conducting podium at the age of eight, he embarked on his career in earnest in 1953, establishing a reputation in European concert halls by 1960 but, by comparison, his career in the U.S. progressed far more slowly. However, he would later be appointed music director of the Cleveland Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic (NYP), among other posts.
Mabley, Jackie "Moms"2Jackie "Moms" Mabley (March 19, 1894 – May 23, 1975) was an African American comedienne.
Macapagal, Diosdado1Diosdado Pangan Macapagal (September 28, 1910 – April 21, 1997) was the 9th President of the Philippines, serving from 1961 to 1965, and the 6th Vice President of the Philippines, serving from 1957 to 1961.
Macario, Giuseppe6Giuseppe Macario (born June 5, 1981) is an Italian entrepreneur and computer programmer, who set two world records at the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest and has worked with the President of the Italian Republic as well as the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. He has been awarded several prizes in Italy and is an expert on the Second Life virtual world, where he has worked on special projects in fields such as business, education, journalism, languages, culture.
MacArthur, Douglas32General Douglas MacArthur (January 26 1880 – April 5 1964) was an American military leader.
Macartney, George6George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney, KB (14 May 1737 – 31 May 1806) was a British statesman, colonial administrator and diplomat.
Macaulay, Rose2Emilie Rose Macaulay (1 August 1881 – 30 October 1958) was an English novelist.
Macaulay, Thomas Babington89Thomas Babington (or Babbington) Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay (25 October 1800 – 28 December 1859) was a nineteenth century British poet, historian and Whig politician.
MacCready, Paul1Paul B. MacCready, Jr. (September 25, 1925 – August 28, 2007) was an American aeronautical engineer. He was the founder of AeroVironment and the inventor of the first practical flying machine powered by a human being. He devoted his life to developing more efficient transportation vehicles that could "Do more with less".
MacDiarmid, Hugh5Hugh MacDiarmid (11 August 1892 – 9 September 1978) is the pen name of Christopher Murray Grieve, who was a leading Scottish poet. He was a member of the Communist party and a prominent Scots Nationalist.
Macdonald, Dwight6Dwight Macdonald (March 24, 1906 – December 19, 1982) was a U.S. writer, editor, film critic, social critic, philosopher, and political radical.
Macdonald, George55George MacDonald (December 10, 1824 – September 18, 1905) was a Scottish author and Christian universalist minister most famous for his poetry, fairy tales and fantasy novels.
MacDonald, James34James MacDonald (born October 4, 1960) is an author, speaker, and Protestant minister.
Macdonald, John A.6Sir John A. Macdonald (11 January 1815 – 6 June 1891) was the first Prime Minister of Canada. Macdonald served 19 years as Canadian Prime Minister, second to only William Lyon Mackenzie King.
MacDonald, John D.22John Dann MacDonald (July 24, 1916 – December 28, 1986), writing as John D. MacDonald, was an American writer best known for his series of detective novels featuring protagonist Travis McGee.
MacDonald, Ramsay16Ramsay MacDonald (12 October 1866 – 9 November 1937) was a British statesman who was the first ever Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, leading a Labour Government in 1924, a Labour Government from 1929 to 1931, and a National Government from 1931 to 1935.
Macdonald, Ross8Kenneth Millar (December 13, 1915 – July 11, 1983), who wrote under the pseudonym Ross Macdonald, was an American-Canadian writer of mystery fiction and detective fiction.
MacDonogh, Patrick3Patrick MacDonogh (1902–1961) was an Irish poet.
Macduff, John Ross6John Ross Macduff (1818 – 30 April 1895) was a Scottish minister and religious author.
Mace, James3James E. Mace (February 18, 1952 – May 3, 2004) was an American historian, professor, and prominent researcher of the Holodomor.
MacEachren, Alan22Alan M. MacEachren (born 1952) is an American geographer, Professor of Geography and Director, GeoVISTA Center, Department of Geography, The Pennsylvania State University. He is known for his cross-disciplinary work in the fields of human-centered geographic visualization, scientific and information visualization, and in statistics.
MacEwan, Grant1John Walter Grant MacEwan, best known as Grant MacEwan (August 12, 1902 – June 15, 2000) was a farmer, Professor at the University of Saskatchewan, Dean of Agriculture at the University of Manitoba, the 28th Mayor of Calgary and both a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) and the ninth Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, Canada.
MacFarlane, Seth4Seth MacFarlane (born October 26, 1973) is an American actor, voice actor, animator, screenwriter, comedian, producer, director, and singer. He is the creator of the show Family Guy (1999–2002, 2005–present) and co-creator of American Dad! (2005–present) and The Cleveland Show (2009–present), for which he also voices many of the show's various characters.
Macgregor, Joanna39Joanna MacGregor (born 16 July 1959) is a British concert pianist, conductor, composer and festival curator. She is Head of Piano at The Royal Academy of Music and a Professor of London University.
Machado, Antonio2Antonio Cipriano José María y Francisco de Santa Ana Machado y Ruiz (26 July 1875 – 22 February 1939), known as Antonio Machado, was a Spanish poet and one of the leading figures of the literary movement known as the Generation of '98.
Machaut, Guillaume de4Guillaume de Machaut (c. 1300 – April 1377) was a French poet and a composer in the Ars nova style. He is considered the leading figure in the music of his century.
Machen, Arthur6Arthur Llewelyn Jones Machen (3 March 1863 – 15 December 1947) was a Welsh writer of supernatural, fantasy and horror fiction. He may be best known as the unwitting originator of the Angels of Mons legend.
Machiavelli, Niccolo79Niccolò Machiavelli (May 3, 1469 – June 21, 1527) was a Florentine political philosopher, historian, musician, poet, and romantic comedic playwright. Machiavelli was also a key figure in realist political theory, crucial to European statecraft during the Renaissance.
Machol, Robert E.28Robert Engel Machol (October 16, 1917 – November 12, 1998) was an American systems engineer and Professor of Systems at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management of Northwestern University.
MacIntyre, Alasdair8Alasdair Chalmers MacIntyre (born 12 January 1929) is a British philosopher primarily known for his contribution to moral and political philosophy but known also for his work in the history of philosophy and theology.
Maciunas, George2George Maciunas (November 8, 1931 – May 9, 1978) was a Lithuanian-born American artist. He was a founding member and the central coordinator of Fluxus, an international community of artists, architects, composers, and designers
Mackay, Alan1Alan Lindsay Mackay FRS (born in Wolverhampton on 6 September 1926) is a British physicist and crystallographer.
Mackay, Charles13Charles Mackay (March 27 1814 – December 24 1889) was a Scottish poet, journalist, and song writer.
Mackenzie, Alexander5Alexander Mackenzie (1822–1892), Second Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie, Kenneth D.2Kenneth D. Mackenzie (born 1937) is an American organizational theorist, Professor at the University of Kansas and management consultant.
Mackey, Albert4Albert Gallatin Mackey (March 12, 1807 – June 20, 1881) was an American medical doctor and author. He is best known for his writing many books and articles about freemasonry, particularly the Masonic Landmarks.
MacKeye, Ian3Ian Thomas Garner MacKaye (born April 16, 1962) is an American singer-songwriter.
MacKinnon, Catharine30Catharine Alice MacKinnon (born 7 October 1946) is an American feminist, scholar, lawyer, teacher, and activist.
Mackintosh, Charles Rennie2Charles Rennie Mackintosh (7 June 1868 – 10 December 1928) was a Scottish architect, designer and watercolourist. He was a designer in the Arts and Crafts movement and also the main exponent of Art Nouveau in the United Kingdom. He had a considerable influence on European design.
Mackintosh, James6Sir James Mackintosh (October 24, 1765 – May 30, 1832) was a Scottish jurist, politician and historian. He was trained as a doctor and barrister, and worked also as a journalist, judge, administrator, professor and philosopher.
Mackley, George1George Mackley (1900–1983) was an English wood engraving artist.
Macklin, Charles2Charles Macklin (September 26, 1690 – July 11, 1797), originally MacLaughlin, was an actor and dramatist born in the village of Culdaff in Inishowen, Co. Donegal, Ireland, and one of the most distinguished actors of his day, equally in tragedy and comedy. He gained his greatest fame in the role of Shylock in The Merchant of Venice.
MacLaine, Shirley1Shirley MacLean Beaty (born April 24, 1934), known professionally as Shirley MacLaine, is an American film and theater actress, singer, dancer, activist and author. Her brother is Warren Beatty.
Maclaren, Alexander76Alexander Maclaren (1826 – 5 May, 1910) was an English non-conformist minister.
Maclean, Norman7Norman Fitzroy Maclean (December 23, 1902 – August 2, 1990) was an American author and scholar noted for his books A River Runs Through It and Other Stories (1976) and Young Men and Fire (1992).
Macleish, Archibald10Archibald MacLeish (May 7, 1892 – April 20, 1982) was an American poet, writer and the Librarian of Congress. He is associated with the modernist school of poetry. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize three times.
MacLeod, Ken22Ken MacLeod (born August 2, 1954) is a Scottish science-fiction author.
Macleod, Norman3Reverend Norman MacLeod (3 June 1812 – 16 June 1872) was a Scottish divine and miscellaneous writer, son of the Rev. Norman Macleod, D.D., a distinguished minister of the Scottish Church. He studied at Edinburgh, and was ordained in 1838. He became one of the most distinguished ministers, and most popular preachers of his Church, was made one of the Royal Chaplains in Scotland in 1857, and became a trusted friend of Queen Victoria.
Macmillan, Harold17Maurice Harold Macmillan, 1st Earl of Stockton OM PC (10 February 1894 – 29 December 1986) was a British Conservative politician and publisher who served six years as Prime Minister (1957–1963).
Macmillan, Hugh32Hugh Pattison Macmillan, Baron Macmillan (20 February 1873 – 5 September 1952) was a Scottish advocate and judge
MacMillan, Margaret8Margaret MacMillan (born 1943 in Toronto, Ontario) is a historian and professor at the University of Oxford.
MacNeice, Louis9Frederick Louis MacNeice (12 September 1907 – 3 September 1963) was a poet and playwright of Northern Irish birth. Though not a dogmatically political writer, he is often associated with his close friends, the left-wing thirties poets: W. H. Auden, Stephen Spender and C. Day Lewis.
MacNelly, Jeff1Jeffrey Kenneth MacNelly (September 17, 1947 – June 8, 2000) was a three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and the creator of the popular comic strip Shoe.
Macpherson, James14James Macpherson (October 27 1736 – February 17 1796) was a Scottish poet and literary hoaxer. His supposed translations from poems by the ancient Highland bard Ossian, sensationally successful in their day, were largely forgeries, though with an admixture of traditional Gaelic material.
Macrobius2Ambrosius Theodosius Macrobius was a Roman grammarian and Neoplatonist philosopher who flourished during the reigns of Honorius and Arcadius (395–423).
Macy, William H.8William Hall Macy, Jr. (born March 13, 1950) is an American actor, screenwriter, teacher and director in theater, film and television. His film career has been built mostly on his appearances in small, independent films, though he has appeared in summer action films as well.
Madden, Samuel3Samuel Madden (1686–1765) was an Irish author. His works include Themistocles; The Lover of His Country, Reflections and Resolutions Proper for the Gentlemen of Ireland, and Memoirs Of the Twentieth Century. Dr. Samuel Johnson wrote of him, "His was a name which Ireland ought to honour".
Maddow, Rachel49Rachel Anne Maddow (born 1 April 1973) is an American radio personality, television host, and political commentator.
Maddox, John2Sir John Royden Maddox (27 November 1925 – 12 April 2009) was a British science writer. He was editor of Nature for 22 years.
Madhavan, R1R. Madhavan (born 1 June 1970) is an Indian film actor who acts in regional Indian movies, with his priority language being Tamil. Other industries he has worked in are the Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, Bengali and English.
Madhvacharya13Madhvacharya (Sanskrit pronunciation: məd̪ʱʋɑːˈtʃɑːrjə; 1199–1278 CE), also known as Purna Prajna and Ananda Tirtha, was a Hindu Brahmin from Karnataka, India. He is known as the chief proponent of Tattvavāda "philosophy of reality", also called the Dvaita (dualism) school of Hindu philosophy; one of the three most influential Vedānta philosophies of Advaita, Dvaita and Vishihtadvaita. Madhvācārya was one of the important philosophers during the Bhakti movement. He was a pioneer in many ways, going against standard conventions and norms. It is also the traditional belief that Madhvācārya was the third incarnation of Vāyu (Mukhyaprāna) and the first two were Hanuman and Bhīma.
Madonna (entertainer)282Madonna Louise Ciccone (born 16 August 1958), known simply by her first name Madonna, is an American pop singer-songwriter, record and film producer, film director, dancer, actress, author and a fashion icon.
Madraiwiwi, Ratu Joni62Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi (born 1957) was the Vice-President of Fiji from 10 January 2005 to 5 December 2006. By profession he is a lawyer and former judge.
Madsen, Michael8Michael Madsen (born September 25, 1958) is an American actor.
Maeterlinck, Maurice15Count Maurice Polydore Marie Bernard Maeterlinck (29 August 1862 – 6 May 1949) was a Belgian poet, playwright, and essayist who wrote in French, most famous for his work L'Oiseau Bleu (The Blue Bird), and for other works exploring the meaning of life and death. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1911.
Magee, Bryan6Bryan Magee (born 12 April 1930) is a British politician, broadcaster and author whose works are intended to make philosophy accessible to a larger audience.
Magee, Jimmy14Jimmy Magee (born February 4 1935) is a veteran sports broadcaster. Known as the "Memory Man", he has spent over half a century in sports broadcasting, and has presented radio and television coverage of the Olympic Games since 1968 and the FIFA World Cup since 1966. He is the longest-serving sports commentator.http://www.independent.ie/sport/other-sports/memory-man-magee-is-like-a-grandad-to-me-says-proud-katie-3222365.html
Magellan, Ferdinand3Ferdinand Magellan (Spring 1480 – 27 April 1521) Portuguese sea explorer who sailed for both Portugal and Spain; the first person to lead an expedition to circumnavigate the earth; born Fernão de Magalhães he changed his name to Fernando or Hernando de Magallanes after entering into the service of Spain.
Magnus, Albertus6Albertus Magnus (c. 1193/1206 – 15 November 1280) was a German philosopher, theologian and Dominican friar who achieved fame for his comprehensive knowledge and advocacy for the peaceful coexistence of science and religion. He was the first medieval scholar to apply Aristotle's philosophy to Christian thought at the time.
Magoon, Elias Lyman27Elias Lyman Magoon (October 20, 1810 – November 25, 1886) was an American clergyman and religious writer.
Mahaffy, John Pentland1Sir John Pentland Mahaffy (26 February 1839 – 30 April 1919) was an Irish classical scholar.
Mahaprabhu, Chaitanya1Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (also transliterated Caitanya, IAST caitanya mahāprabhu) (Bengali চৈতন্য মহাপ্রভূ) (1486–1534) was an ascetic Vaishnava monk and social reformer in 16th century Bengal, (present-day West Bengal and Bangladesh) and Orissa, India.
Mahapragya, Acharya7Acharya Mahapragya (14 June 1920 – 9 May 2010), also known as Mahapragyaji and Mahāprajña, was the tenth Acharya, supreme head of the Svetambar Terapanth sect of Jainism.
Maharaj, Mac2Sathyandranath Ragunanan "Mac" Maharaj (born 22 April 1935 in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa) is a South African politician affiliated to the African National Congress, academic and businessman of Indian origin.
Mahathir bin Mohamad6Mahathir bin Mohamed (born 10 July 1925) is a Malaysian politician and former Prime Minister.
Mahavira7Mahāvira (वर्धमान महावीर) or Mahāvir (the "Great Hero"); also, Vardhamāna (increasing) or Niggantha Nāthaputta (599 BC – 527 BC) was a philosopher and teacher who developed the core traditions of Jainism.
Maher, Bill90William Maher, Jr. (born 20 January 1956) is an American comedian, actor, writer and producer. He regularly hosts the HBO series Real Time with Bill Maher.
Mahfouz, Naguib6Naguib Mahfouz (Arabic: نجيب محفوظ‎ Nagīb Maḥfūẓ, IPA: næˈɡiːb mɑħˈfuːzˤ; December 11, 1911 – August 30, 2006) was an Egyptian writer, who won the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature.
Mahler, Gustav2Gustav Mahler (7 July 1860 – 18 May 1911) was a Bohemian-Austrian composer and conductor.
Mahomed, Ismail1Justice Ismail Mahomed (5 July 1931 – 17 June 2000) was a South African lawyer who served as the Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and the Supreme Court of Namibia, and co-authored the constitution of Namibia.
Mahon, Derek2Derek Mahon (born 23 November 1941) is an Irish poet.
Mailer, Norman115Norman Mailer (January 31, 1923 – November 10, 2007) was an American novelist, journalist, playwright, screenwriter and film director who is considered to have been innovator of creative nonfiction, a genre sometimes called New Journalism.
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Maine, Henry James Sumner3Sir Henry James Sumner Maine (15 August 1822 – 3 February 1888) was a British comparative jurist and historian.
Mair, Eddie6Eddie Mair (born November 12 1965) is a Scottish journalist and radio and television presenter, known for his sarcastic style.
Mair, Victor H.6Victor H. Mair (born 1943) is a philologist specializing in Sinitic and Indo-European languages, and holds the position of Professor of Chinese Language and Literature in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States. Among other accomplishments, Professor Mair has edited the standard Columbia History of Chinese Literature and the Columbia Anthology of Traditional Chinese Literature.
Maistre, Joseph de5Joseph-Marie, comte de Maistre (1 April 1753 – 26 February 1821) was a Savoyard lawyer, diplomat, writer, and philosopher.
Majewski, Andrzej13Andrzej Majewski (born 1966) is an aphorist, writer, columnist, photographer and director.
Major, John26Sir John Major (born 29 March 1943) is a British politician who served as Prime Minister from 1990 to 1997. His childhood was spent in Brixton after his father's business failed, and he left school at 16. He worked for Standard Chartered Bank and became a councillor in Lambeth in 1968. He was elected to Parliament in 1979 and was a Cabinet Minister under Margaret Thatcher before being elected as her successor. After his defeat in 1997, he retired from the House of Commons at the 2001 general election.
Makeba, Miriam21Miriam Makeba (4 May 1932 – 10 November 2008)
Malakar, Sanjaya16Sanjaya Joseph Malakar (born September 10, 1989) was a finalist on sixth season of the popular television show American Idol. Malakar gained national attention on American Idol advancing to 7th place in the contest with public votes, while being received badly by the show's judges.
Malamud, Bernard14Bernard Malamud (April 26, 1914 – March 18, 1986) was an American novelist and short-story writer. His stories often take the form of moral fables dealing with the struggles of Jewish-American characters.
Malatesta, Errico13Errico Malatesta (December 14, 1853 – July 22, 1932) was an Italian anarcho-communist.
Malcolm Shabazz1Malcolm Latif Shabazz (October 8, 1984 – May 9, 2013) was the son of Qubilah Shabazz, the second daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz.
Malcolm X13El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, or Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little (19 May 1925 – 21 February 1965) was an African-American Muslim minister and a human rights activist. For many years he was a major proponent of the Nation of Islam, espousing black supremacy, the separation of black and white Americans, and scoffing at the civil rights movement's emphasis on racial integration. By March 1964 he had grown disillusioned with the Nation of Islam and ultimately repudiated its teachings, embracing Sunni Islam; while continuing to emphasize Pan-Africanism, black self-determination, and black self-defense, disavowing racism. In February 1965, he was assassinated by three members of the Nation of Islam. The Autobiography of Malcolm X, published shortly after his death, is considered one of the most influential nonfiction books of the 20th century.
Malda, Rob1Rob Malda (born 1976) is the founder and editor-in-chief of technology website Slashdot.
Malebranche, Nicolas3Nicolas Malebranche (August 6, 1638 – October 13, 1715) was a rationalist French philosopher.
Malek-Yonan, Rosie6Rosie Malek-Yonan (born 4 July 1965) is an actress, author, director, public figure and activist.
Malek, Marcin16Marcin Malek (born February 24, 1975, in Warsaw, Poland) is a Polish poet, writer, playwright, and journalist.
Maliki, Nouri3Nouri Kamel Mohammed Hassan al-Maliki (Arabic: نوري كامل المالكي, transliterated Nūrī Kāmil al-Mālikī; born c. 1950), also known as Jawad al-Maliki, is the State Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq. He is a Shi'a Muslim, and is the deputy leader of the Islamic Dawa Party.
Malini, Hema12Hema Malini (born October 16, 1948) is a popular Indian film actress, director and producer, and most importantly an accomplished Bharatanatyam dancer-choreographer. After initially starting as a dancer, she followed an acting career with debut in Sapno Ka Saudagar and from then on she has acted and directed in scores of popular Bollywood films. She is known by the epithet "Dream Girl" from the time of her debut film. She has continued with her repertoire of dancing performances. She has also released a music album of devotional songs scripted by Adi Shankarachrya. She is now also a politician and a member of Raja Sabha in the Parliament of India and belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party. She is recipient of the national civilian award of Padma Shri, apart from numerous awards for her films and dancing. The Norwegian Government issued a postal stamp in her honour marking the 100th anniversary of Indian cinema at the Bollywood film festival held in Norway on 7 September 2012.
Malinovsky, Rodion5Rodion Yakovlevich Malinovsky (November 23, 1898 – March 31, 1967) was a Soviet military commander in World War II and Defense Minister of the Soviet Union in the late 1950s and 1960s. He was involved in the major defeat of Nazi Germany at the Battle of Stalingrad and, during the post-war era, made a pivotal contribution to the strengthening of the Soviet Union as a military superpower. After his death Malinovsky was honored with a state funeral, being buried in the Kremlin Wall Necropolis. The government gave his name to the leading Soviet Military Academy of Tank Troops in Moscow and to an elite guards tank division. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Malinovsky continued to be regarded as one of the most important military leaders in the history of Russia.
Mallarmé, Stéphane34Stéphane Mallarmé (March 18 1842 – September 9 1898), born Étienne Mallarmé, was a poet and critic. He was a major French symbolist poet, and his work anticipated and inspired several revolutionary artistic schools of the early 20th century, such as Dadaism, Surrealism, and Futurism.
Malloch, Ted33Theodore Roosevelt Malloch (born September 22, 1952, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Roosevelt Group, a strategy and thought leadership company.
Mallory, George5George Mallory (18 June 1886 – 8 June/9 June 1924) was a Himalayan mountain climber who famously perished on Mount Everest in 1924.
Malmsteen, Yngwie J.2Yngwie Johann Malmsteen (born Lars Yngve Johann Lannerbäck on 30 June 1963) is a virtuoso guitarist from Sweden.
Malmström, Cecilia2Cecilia Malmström (born 16 May 1968) is a Swedish Politician.
Malone, Michael3Michael Malone (born April 25, 1942) is an American author and writer, born in Durham, North Carolina.
Malraux, André37André Georges Malraux (November 3 1901 – November 23, 1976) was a French novelist, adventurer, art historian and statesman. He served as Minister for Cultural Affairs from 1958 to 1969.
Malthus, Thomas72Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-02-13 – 1834-12-23) was an English demographer and political economist best known for his pessimistic but highly influential views on population growth.
Maltz, Maxwell2Maxwell Maltz (March 10, 1889 – April 7, 1975) was an American cosmetic surgeon and author of Psycho-Cybernetics (1960), which was a system of ideas that he claimed could improve one's self-image. In turn, the person would lead a more successful and fulfilling life. He wrote several books, among which Psycho-Cybernetics was a long-time bestseller — influencing many subsequent self-help teachers.
Mamet, David15David Alan Mamet (born November 30, 1947) is an American playwright, screenwriter, film director, director, poet, essayist and novelist.
Manchester, William1William Manchester (April 1, 1922 – June 1, 2004) was an American historian and biographer.
Mancroft, 2nd Baron5Stormont Mancroft (27 July 1914 – 14 September 1987) was a British Conservative politician and humorous writer.
Mandel, Ernest8Ernest Ezra Mandel (also known by various pseudonyms such as Ernest Germain, Pierre Gousset, Henri Vallin, Walter; 5 April 1923, Frankfurt – 20 July 1995, Brussels), was a revolutionary Marxist theorist.
Mandel, Leonard3Leonard Mandel (May 9, 1927 – February 9, 2001) was the Lee DuBridge Professor Emeritus of Physics and Optics at the University of Rochester. He contributed immensely to theoretical and experimental optics. With Emil Wolf he published the highly-regarded book Optical Coherence and Quantum Optics.
Mandela, Nelson146Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African political activist, co-winner of Nobel Peace Prize with F.W. de Klerk in 1993, and in 1994 he became the first President of South Africa to be elected in fully-representative democratic elections. Mandela's inauguration brought together the largest number of Heads of State since the funeral of US President John F. Kennedy in 1963. After he retired the presidency in 1999, he went on to become an advocate for a variety of social and human rights organizations and greater international cooperation. He was one of the world's most visible figures regarding race relations and was a symbol to many people of the struggle for racial equality.
Mandelbrot, Benoit53Benoît B. Mandelbrot (20 November 1924 – 14 October 2010) was a Poland-born French-American mathematician known as the "father of fractal geometry".
Mandelson, Peter3Peter Benjamin Mandelson (born 21 October 1953), present Commissioner of the European Union for Trade issues.
Mandelstam, Osip2Osip Emilyevich Mandelstam (also spelled Mandelshtam; Russian: О́сип Эми́льевич Мандельшта́м; January 15, 1891 – December 27, 1938) was a Russian poet and essayist, one of the foremost members of the Acmeist school of poets.
Mandeville, Bernard32Bernard Mandeville (or Bernard de Mandeville) (baptised November 20 1670, died January 21 1733) was a Dutch physician, poet and social philosopher who settled in England. Most of his works, including his controversial satire The Fable of the Bees, were written in English.
Mandeville, John7Sir John Mandeville (fl. 1357), knight of St. Albans, was the ostensible author of The Voiage and Travaile of Sir John Mandeville, a geographical treatise which, despite its wild inaccuracy, became one of the most popular books of its era. Long-standing disputes over the author's real name and nationality have not yet been finally settled.
Mandino, Og13Augustine "Og" Mandino (12 December 1923 – 3 September 1996) was a "sales guru" and author, most famous for his book The Greatest Salesman in the World (1968).
Manek, Hira Ratan9Hira Ratan Manek (born 12 September, 1937) is an Indian researcher of the ancient method of Solar Healing. Hira Manek claims that since 18 June 1995, he has lived on water, and, occasionally, tea, coffee, and buttermilk. Manek states that Sungazing is the key to his health, citing the Jainist Tirthankara Mahavira, ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Native Americans as his inspiration.
Manekshaw, Sam13Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw MC (સામ હોરમૂસજી ફરામજી જમશેદજી માણેકશા; 3 April 1914 – 27 June 2008), also known as Sam Bahadur ("Sam the Brave"), was an Indian military leader who was the first Indian Army officer to be promoted to the rank of Field Marshal. His distinguished military career spanned four decades and five wars, beginning with service in the British Indian Army in World War II.
Manet, Edouard10Édouard Manet (23 January 1832 – 30 April 1883) was a French painter. One of the first nineteenth century artists to approach modern-life subjects, his art bridged the divide between Realism and Impressionism.
Mangan, Stephen1Stephen Mangan (born 22 July 1968) is a British actor, appearing in films, television, radio, and on stage. He is most famous for playing Dr. Guy Secretan in Green Wing.
Mangeshkar, Lata8Lata Mangeshkar (born September 28, 1929), popularly called Lataji, is an Indian singer and an occasional music-composer. In her singing career of over seven decades she has been one of the best-known and most admired playback singers in India. She is also known by the epithet "Melody queen". Her songs are recorded in over thirty-six regional Indian languages and foreign languages with maximum recordings in more than 1,000 Hindi films and also songs in her mother tongue Marathi. She has won innumerable awards for film songs and is also the recipient of the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award of India. She is also recipient of the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award. She is the world's most prolific recording artist. She was featured in the Guinness Book of World Records from 1974 to 1991 for recording over 25,000 solo, duet, and chorus-backed songs in 20 Indian languages between 1948 and 1974.
Manguel, Alberto32Alberto Manguel (born 1948 in Buenos Aires) is a Canadian Argentine-born writer, translator, and editor. In 1982 Manguel moved to Toronto, Canada and lived there (with a brief European period) until 2000. He has been a Canadian citizen ever since.
Manilius, Marcus17Marcus Manilius (fl. 1st century AD) was a Roman poet and astrologer, traditionally held to be the author of a poem in five books called Astronomica.
Manin, Yuri1Yuri Ivanovitch Manin (born February 16, 1937) is a Russian-German mathematician, known for work in algebraic geometry and diophantine geometry, and many expository works ranging from mathematical logic to theoretical physics.
Manji, Irshad6Irshad Manji (born 1968) is a Canadian Islamic feminist Muslim, author, journalist, and activist.
Manjit Kumar1Manjit Kumar (born 1963) is a science book author.
Mankiewicz, Herman J.3Herman Jacob Mankiewicz (November 7, 1897 in New York City — March 5, 1953 in Hollywood, California) was a Hollywood screenwriter and raconteur.
Mankiewicz, Joseph L.4Joseph L. Mankiewicz (February 11, 1909 – February 5, 1993) was a Hollywood screenwriter, director and producer.
Mankiw, Greg35Nicholas Gregory Mankiw (born February 3, 1958) is an American economist and Professor of Economics at Harvard University.
Manley, John H.1John H. Manley (July 21, 1907 – June 11, 1990) was an American physicist who worked with Robert Oppenheimer at the University of California, Berkeley before becoming a group leader during the Manhattan Project.
Mann, Aimee21Aimee Mann (born 8 September 1960) is an American rock guitarist, bassist, singer, and songwriter, who became famous as the songwriter and vocalist for the new wave band 'Til Tuesday. She began her solo career in the early 1990s and won further acclaim through her work on original songs for the soundtrack to the film Magnolia. She is currently collaborating and touring with Ted Leo in their joint project The Both.
Mann, Golo3Golo Mann (27 March 1909 – 7 April 1994), born Angelus Gottfried Thomas Mann, was a popular historian, essayist and writer. He was the third child of the novelist Thomas Mann and his wife Katia Mann.
Mann, Horace60Horace Mann (4 May 1796 – 2 August 1859) was an American education reformer and abolitionist
Mann, Klaus1Klaus Mann (18 November 1906 – 21 May 1949) was a German writer, and the son of German writer Thomas Mann.
Mann, Merlin10Merlin Dean Mann III (born November 26, 1966) is an author, speaker, and productivity consultant best known for Inbox Zero and the website 43 Folders. Merlin hosts the podcast Back to Work, co-hosted by Dan Benjamin and produced by 5by5 Studios.
Mann, Thomas124Paul Thomas Mann (6 June 1875 – 12 August 1955) was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and 1929 Nobel Prize laureate, known for his series of highly symbolic and ironic epic novels and mid-length stories, noted for their insight into the psychology of the artist and the intellectual.
Manners, Edwin1Edwin Manners (March 6, 1855 – 1913) was an American lawyer, property owner and diarist.
Manning, Chelsea8Chelsea Elizabeth Manning (born Bradley Edward Manning, December 17, 1987) is a United Sates Army soldier who was convicted in July 2013 of violations of the Espionage Act and other offenses, after releasing the largest set of classified documents ever leaked to the public. Manning was sentenced in August 2013 to 35 years confinement with the possibility of parole in eight years, and to be dishonorably discharged from the Army.
Manning, Eli3Elisha Nelson "Eli" Manning (born January 3, 1981) is an American football player, who plays quarterback for the NFL's New York Giants. Manning, who is the younger brother of Peyton Manning, won the Super Bowl in 2008. He has also won Super Bowl XLVI a rematch against Tom Brady and his Patriots on February 3, 2012 by a score of 21-17. He has two Super Bowl MVP Awards.
Manning, Ernest1Ernest Charles Manning (September 20, 1908 – February 19, 1996), a Canadian politician, was the eighth Premier of Alberta between 1943 and 1968 for the Social Credit Party of Alberta. He served longer than any other premier in the province's history and was the second longest serving provincial premier in Canadian history (only after George H. Murray of Nova Scotia). For a period of time, Manning was the longest continually serving democratically elected official in the world. He was also the only member of the Social Credit Party of Canada to sit in the Senate and, with the party shut out of the House of Commons in 1980, was its very last representative in Parliament.
Manning, Henry Edward9The Most Reverend Dr Henry Edward Cardinal Manning (1808–1892) was an English Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminster and a cardinal.
Manning, Peyton2Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976) is an American football quarterback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League.
Manning, Preston19Ernest Preston Manning CC (born 10 June 1942) is a Canadian politician. He was the only leader of the Reform Party of Canada, a Canadian federal political party that evolved into the Canadian Alliance. He sat in Parliament for the Canadian Alliance until his retirement from federal politics in 2002, after which it in turn merged with the Progressive Conservative Party to form today's Conservative Party of Canada.
Manning,Taryn5Taryn Manning (born November 6, 1978) is an American actress, fashion designer and singer/songwriter.
Mannix, Daniel2Daniel P. Mannix (October 27 1911 – January 29 1997), born Daniel Pratt Mannix IV, was a Pennsylvania-born author and journalist whose best-known work is the 1967 novel The Fox and the Hound on which the Disney animated film The Fox and the Hound was based.
Mannyng, Robert6Robert Mannyng, Robert de Brunne or Robert Mannyng of Brunne (died c. 1338) was an English chronicler and poet. His Chronicle is largely a translation from Wace and Piers Langtoft; Handlyng Synne is a collection of moralistic stories in verse.
Mano Brown2Pedro Paulo Soares Pereira (São Paulo, April 22, 1970), better known as Mano Brown, is a Brazilian rapper, singer of Racionais MC's, rap group formed in São Paulo in 1988.
Mansfield, Harvey15Harvey Claflin Mansfield, Jr. (born 1932) is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Government at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1962.
Mansfield, Jayne15Jayne Mansfield (19 April 1933 – 29 June 1967), born Vera Jayne Palmer, was an American actress and sex symbol. Famed for her platinum-blonde hair, dramatic hourglass figure, and cleavage-revealing costumes, she emerged during the 1950s appetite for well-endowed sex symbols led by Marilyn Monroe.
Mansfield, Katherine28Katherine Mansfield Murry (14 October 1888 – 9 January 1923), born Katherine Mansfield Beauchamp, was a New Zealand poet and writer of short fiction, who wrote under the name Katherine Mansfield.
Mansfield, William Murray, 1st Earl Of7William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, SL, PC (2 March 1705 – 20 March 1793), better known as Lord Mansfield, was a British barrister, politician and judge noted for his reform of English law. He served as a Member of Parliament for Boroughbridge, where he was noted for his "great powers of eloquence" and described as "beyond comparison the best speaker" in the House of Commons. He thereafter became Attorney General, and then Lord Chief Justice of England.
Manson, Charles34Charles Milles Manson (born 12 November 1934) is a convict who led the "Manson Family," a quasi-commune that arose in the U.S. state of California in the later 1960s. He was found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder in the cases which became known as the Tate-LaBianca murders, which members of the group carried out at his instruction.
Manson, J.B.8James Bolivar Manson (26 June 1879 – 3 July 1945) was an artist and director of the Tate gallery, London.
Manson, Marilyn23Brian Hugh Warner (born 5 January 1969), better known as Marilyn Manson, is an American musician, artist, and lead singer of the band which shares his stage name.
Manson, Shirley4Shirley Manson (born 26 August 1966) is a Scottish singer, songwriter, musician and the lead singer of the band Garbage.
Manstein, Erich von8Erich von Manstein (November 24, 1887 – June 9, 1973) served the German military as a lifelong professional soldier. He became one of the most prominent commanders of Nazi Germany's armed forces (Wehrmacht). During World War II he attained the rank of Field Marshal (Generalfeldmarschall) and was held in high esteem by his fellow officers as one of the Wehrmacht's best military minds. He was dismissed from service by Adolf Hitler in March 1944, due to his frequent clashes with Hitler over military strategy. In 1949, he was brought on trial in Hamburg for war crimes, which convicted him of "Neglecting to protect civilian lives" and for using scorched earth tactics denying vital food supplies to the local population. He was sentenced to 18 years in prison, which was later reduced to 12. After release from British prison in 1953, he became a military advisor for the West German Government. Manstein suffered a stroke and died in Munich on the night of 9 June 1973. He was buried with full military honors.
Mantega, Guido1Guido Mantega (born April 7, 1949 in Genoa, Italy) is an Italian economist naturalized Brazilian, politician and currently Brazil's Finance Minister.
Manukian, Aram2Aram Manukian (19 March 1879 – 29 January 1919), was an Armenian statesman, a lifelong member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun). Born and educated in Russian (Eastern) Armenia, Manukian devoted most of his life to the liberation of Turkish (Western) Armenia. Manukian was particularly active in the Van region, where he rose to prominence and earned the name Aram of Van. During the First World War, he led the Armenian irregular forces in Van in spring of 1915 that saved the lives of over 150,000 Armenians from being massacred by the Turkish government when the Armenian Genocide was underway.
Manzoni, Alessandro5Alessandro Francesco Tommaso Manzoni (March 7 1785 – May 22 1873) was an Italian novelist, poet, dramatist and critic, best known for his novel I promessi sposi.
Mao Zedong43Mao Zedong (or Mao Tse-tung in Wade-Giles; Simplified Chinese: 毛泽东; Traditional Chinese: 毛澤東; December 26, 1893 – September 9, 1976) was the Chairman of the Communist Party of China from 1943 until his death. He was also a founder of the People's Republic of China.
Mapanje, Jack1Jack Mapanje (born 1944) is a Malawian writer and poet. He was the former head of English at the University of Malawi, and is currently a senior lecturer in English at Newcastle University.
Mara, Kate1Kate Rooney Mara (born February 27, 1983) is an American actress.
Maraboli, Steve288Steve Maraboli (born 18 April 1975) is an internet radio commentator, motivational speaker and author.
Maradona, Diego4Diego Armando Maradona (born October 30, 1960) is an Argentinian ex-footballer.
Maragall, Joan3Joan Maragall (10 October, 1860 – 20 December, 1911) was a Catalan poet, journalist and translator.
Maran, Josie1Josie Maran (born May 8, 1978) is an American model and actress.
Marashi, Ramana)64Ramana Marashi (30 December 1879 – 14 April 1950) was a Hindu sage, and a proponent of Advaita Vedanta. He advocated self-enquiry (Atma-Vichara) as a means to Self-realization.
Marat, Jean-Paul10Jean-Paul Marat (May 24 1743 – July 13 1793) was a Swiss-born physician, philosopher and scientist who would become one of the most influential men of the French Revolution through his newspapers and pamphlets, especially L'Ami du peuple (Friend of the People). He was stabbed to death in his bathtub by Charlotte Corday.
Marber, Patrick4Patrick Marber (born 19 September 1964) is an English playwright, director, actor and Academy Award nominated screenwriter.
Marc Connelly2Marcus Cook Connelly (December 13, 1890 – December 21, 1980) was an American playwright who received the 1931 Pulitzer Prize for his drama Green Pastures. He was also a member of the Algonquin Round Table.
Marc Forné Molné2Marc Forné i Molné (born December 30, 1946) was the Head of Government of Andorra from 7 December 1994 to May 27, 2005.
Marc Jacobs11Marc Jacobs (born 1963-04-09) is an American Fashion designer.
Marceau, Marcel16Marcel Mangel (22 March 1923 – 22 September 2007), more famous by his stage name Marcel Marceau, was a French entertainer, the world's most famous mime.
Marcel Proust34Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust (10 July 1871 – 18 November 1922) was a French novelist, essayist and critic.
Marcel, Gabriel10Gabriel Honoré Marcel (1889 – 1973) was a French philosopher, playwright, music critic and leading Christian existentialist.
March, James G.7James G. March (born 1928) is an American business theorists and professor emeritus in management, sociology, political science, and education at Stanford University. Widely recognized as a pioneer of organization and management theory, March coauthored the classic books Organizations and A Behavioral Theory of the Firm.
March, William14William March (18 September 1893 – 15 May 1954), born William Edward Campbell, was an American soldier and author, most famous for his novels The Bad Seed and Company K. His innovative writing style is characterized by a deep compassion and understanding of suffering. A champion of the poor and disadvantaged, March often presents characters who, through no fault of their own, are victims of chance. He argues that true freedom is only obtained by being true to one's nature and humanity.
Marciano, Rocky12Rocky Marciano (September 1 1923 – August 31 1969), born Rocco Francis Marchegiano, was the heavyweight boxing champion of the world from 1952 to 1956. Marciano, with forty-four knockouts to his credit (an 88% knockout rate), remains the only heavyweight champion in boxing history to retire without a defeat or a draw in his professional career of 50 fights, however his amateur record is 9-4http://www.esnewsreporting.com/boxingamateur/, 8 victories came by way of knockouts. He fought 7 championship fights.
Marcinkiewicz, Kazimierz1Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz (born 20 December 1959) was prime minister of Poland, 2005–06.
Marconi, Guglielmo3Guglielmo Marconi (25 April 1874, Bologna, Italy – 20 July 1937, Rome) was an Italian physicist and inventor of a successful wireless telegraph.
Marcos, Ferdinand24Ferdinand Edralin Marcos (September 11, 1917 – September 28, 1989) was President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986.
Marcos, Imelda23Imelda Romuáldez Marcos (born 2 July 1929) is a former First Lady and erstwhile powerful political figure in the Philippines. She is known as the "Steel Butterfly" and remains a controversial figure not only in her home country, but around the world. Her extensive shoe collection is world-renowned.
Marcos, Subcomandante8Subcomandante Marcos (allegedly born 19 June 1957 in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico) is a leader of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation, a Mexican political organisation.
Marcus, Greil5Greil Marcus (born 1945) is an American author, music journalist and cultural critic notable for producing scholarly and literary essays that place rock music in a much broader framework of culture and politics than is customary in pop music journalism.
Marcuse, Herbert101Herbert Marcuse (July 19, 1898 – July 29, 1979) was a prominent German-American philosopher and sociologist of the Frankfurt School.
Marden, Orison Swett5Dr. Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924) was an American inspirational author who wrote on success in life and how to achieve it. His writings discuss common-sense principles and virtues that make for a well-rounded, successful life. Many of his ideas are based on New Thought philosophy.
Margaret, Countess Of Snowdon, Princess2Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (21 August 1930 – 9 February 2002) was the second daughter of George VI of the United Kingdom and the younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II.
Margrethe II of Denmark32Queen Margrethe II (born April 16 1940) is Queen of Denmark, a title encompassing the entire 'Danish Realm', made up of Denmark, Greenland and The Faroe Islands.
Margulis, Lynn24Lynn Margulis (born Lynn Alexander 1938–2011) was an American biologist, university professor, and author who developed a theory of the origin of eukaryotic organelles, and contributed to the endosymbiotic theory. She showed that animals, plants, and fungi originated from Protists. She also contributed to the development of the Gaia hypothesis with James Lovelock.
Maria Montessori22Maria Montessori (31 August 1870 – 6 May 1952) was an Italian educator, scientist, physician, philosopher, and feminist.
Marie de France7Marie de France was a medieval poet who was probably born in France and lived in England during the late 12th century, most famous as the author of the earliest surviving Breton lais. Her poems were written in Old French.
Marie of Edinburgh, Queen of Romania5Princess Marie of Edinburgh (29 October 1875 – 18 July 1938), later Queen of Romania, was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria.
Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso19Filippo Tommaso Emilio Marinetti (December 22, 1876 – December 2, 1944) was an Italian ideologue, poet, editor, and main founder of the futurist movement of the early 20th century.
Mario Andretti3Mario Gabriele Andretti (born February 28, 1940) is an American racing driver, arguably the most successful US citizen in auto racing. During his career, he has won four Champcar titles, and the 1978 Formula One World Championship. Andretti is the only person ever to win the Indy 500, the Daytona 500, and the Formula One World Championship.
Marion Bauer4Marion Bauer (August 15, 1882, Walla Walla, Washington – August 9, 1955, South Hadley, Massachusetts) was an American composer.
Maritain, Jacques35Jacques Maritain (18 November 1882 – 28 April 1973) was a French Catholic philosopher, and was one of the drafters of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Marjo-Riikka Makela2Marjo-Riikka Makela (born 1977) is a Finnish stage and independent film actress, director, acting coach, and the founder of Los Angeles-based acting studio Chekhov Studio International.
Mark Girouard5Mark Girouard FSA (born 1931) is a British architectural writer, an authority on the country house, an architectural historian, and biographer of James Stirling.
Markham, Edwin21Charles Edwin Anson Markham (23 April 1852 – 7 March 1940) was an American poet, most famous for his poem, The Man With the Hoe.
Markiplier40Markiplier, real name Mark Edward Fischbach (born June 28, 1989), is an comedian, YouTube personality, and video game commentator.
Marko Miljanov1Marko Miljanov Popović (Cyrillic: Марко Миљанов Поповић) (25 April 1833 – 2 February 1901) was a warrior and writer from Montenegro. He was also a leader of the Kuči clan.
Markovic, Mirjana1Mirjana "Mira" Marković (Serbian Cyrillic: Мирјана "Мира" Марковић) (born July 10, 1942, in Požarevac, Serbia, Yugoslavia) is the leader of the Yugoslav Left political party (JUL/ЈУЛ is the Serbian acronym) and the widow of former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milošević.
Markovnikov, Vladimir3Vladimir Vasilyevich Markovnikov, also spelled as Markownikoff (December 22, 1837 – February 11, 1904), was a Russian chemist.
Markowitz, Harry5Harry Max Markowitz (born August 24, 1927) is an American economist, and a recipient of the 1989 John von Neumann Theory Prize and with Merton Miller and William Forsyth Sharpe the 1990 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.
Marks, Robert J.13Robert J. Marks II (born August 25, 1950) is a Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Baylor University and a proponent of intelligent design. He appeared in the documentary Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed.
Marlantes, Karl1Karl Marlantes (born December 24, 1944) is an American novelist and former U.S. Marine in the Vietnam War, who was awarded the Navy Cross, the Bronze Star, two Navy Commendation Medals for valor, two Purple Hearts, and ten air medals.
Marley, Bob34Robert Nesta Marley (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981), more famously known as Bob Marley, was a Jamaican singer, guitarist, songwriter, and social activist. His vision of "One World, One Love," is a dream that inspired many.
Marlin, Randal27Randal Marlin (born 1938) is an American-born Canadian philosophy professor at Carleton University in Ottawa who specializes in the study of propaganda.
Marlowe, Christopher40Christopher Marlowe (c. 26 February 1564 – 30 May 1593) was an English dramatist, poet and translator of the Elizabethan era.
Marmot, Michael4Sir Michael Gideon Marmot (born 26 January 1945) is Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London.
Maron, Marc9Marc Maron (born 27 September 1963) is a standup comic, writer and cultural critic.
Marprelate, Martin5Martin Marprelate was the pseudonym used by the author or authors of the Marprelate tracts, a series of satirical attacks on the Anglican episcopacy which were published illegally during the years 1588 and 1589. The tracts have at various times been attributed to John Penry, Job Throckmorton, Henry Barrowe, Sir Roger Williams and other figures.
Marquette, Rocky2Rocky Marquette (born May 15, 1980) is an American actor.
Márquez, Rafael2Rafael Márquez (born March 25, 1975, in Mexico City, Mexico) is a professional boxer in the Bantamweight and jr. Featherweight divisions. His record is 37-3 (33 KOs). He is the former IBF and IBO world bantamweight champion and current WBC jr. featherweight world champion.
Marquis, Don44Donald Robert Perry Marquis (29 July 1878 – 29 December 1937) was an American humorist, journalist, novelist, poet, cartoonist, newspaper columnist, and playwright most famous for creating the characters "Archy" the cockroach, and "Mehitabel" the cat.
Marr, Andrew4Andrew William Stevenson Marr (born 31 July 1959) is a Scottish journalist and political commentator.
Marr, David13David Courtnay Marr (19 January 1945 – 17 November 1980) was a British neuroscientist and psychologist, known for integrating results from psychology, artificial intelligence, and neurophysiology into new models of visual processing.
Marr, Johnny8Johnny Marr (born 31 October 1963) is an English guitarist, keyboardist, harmonica player, singer and songwriter. In the 1980s he was the guitarist in The Smiths, where he formed a highly influential songwriting partnership with Morrissey. He has since founded and worked with different bands, such as Electronic, Johnny Marr and the Healers, Modest Mouse and The Cribs.
Marsden, Brian G.5Brian Geoffrey Marsden (5 August 1937 – 18 November 2010) was a British astronomer, director of the Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams from 1968 to 1999, and director of the Minor Planet Center at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 1978–2006.
Marsden, Rachel13Rachel Marsden (born December 2, 1974) is a Canadian political pundit living and working in New York City.
Marsh, Dave2Dave Marsh (born March 1, 1950) is an American music critic, author, editor and radio talk show host. He was a formative editor of Creem magazine, has written for various publications such as Newsday, The Village Voice, and Rolling Stone, and has published numerous books about music and musicians, mostly focused on rock music. He is also a committee member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Marsh, Jodie3Jodie Marsh (born 23 December 1978) is an English media personality, bodybuilder and glamour model.
Marshall, Alfred7Alfred Marshall (26 July 1842 – 13 July 1924) was a British economist, considered one of the most influential economists of his time. His book, Principles of Economics (1890), was the dominant economic textbook in England for many years. It brings the ideas of supply and demand, marginal utility, and costs of production into a coherent whole. He is known as one of the founders of economics.
Marshall, Andrew W.5Andrew W. Marshall (born 13 September 1921) is the director of the United States Department of Defense's Office of Net Assessment. In his early years he was a main member of the RAND Corporation's, council per se, on nuclear strategy and theory, along with Herman Kahn, Albert Wohlstetter, Harry Rowen, and William Kaufmann. Appointed to the position in 1973 by United States President Richard Nixon, Marshall has been re-appointed by every president that followed.
Marshall, George53General George Catlett Marshall (31 December 1880 – 16 October 1959) was an American military leader and statesman most famous for his leadership in the Allied victory in World War II and for his work establishing the post-war reconstruction effort for Europe, which became known as the Marshall Plan. He is the only United States Army general to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
Marshall, John37John Marshall (September 24, 1755 – July 6, 1835) was an American statesman and jurist who greatly influenced American constitutional law. Marshall was the fourth Chief Justice of the United States, serving from February 4, 1801 until his death. He had previously served as a member of the United States House of Representatives and as Secretary of State, to John Adams.
Marshall, Josh8Joshua Micah Marshall (born February 15, 1969) is an American political journalist and blogger.
Marshall, S.L.A.2Samuel Lyman Atwood Marshall (July 18, 1900 – December 17, 1977) was a chief U.S. Army combat historian during World War II and the Korean War. He authored some 30 books about warfare, including Pork Chop Hill: The American Fighting Man in Action, which was made into a film of the same name.
Marshall, Thomas R.11Thomas R. Marshall (14 March 1854 – 1 June 1925), Governor of Indiana, Vice President of the United States, and noted lecturer.
Marsters, James7James Wesley Marsters (born August 20, 1962) is an actor, best known for playing the popular character Spike, a vampire, in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff series Angel.
Marston, John6John Marston (1576 – June 25, 1634) was an English poet, playwright and satirist. In a short and stormy literary career two of his books were burned by order of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and he himself suffered imprisonment on account of a third.
Martel, Yann29Yann Martel (born June 25, 1963) is a Canadian author most famous for his Man Booker Prize-winning novel Life of Pi.
Martí, José92José Julián Martí Pérez (28 January 1853 – 19 May 1895) was a leader of the Cuban independence movement as well as an esteemed poet and writer. He is revered as a great national hero, and often referred to as El Apostol de la Independencia Cubana the Apostle of Cuban Independence.
Martial32Marcus Valerius Martialis was born sometime around 40 A.D. at Bilbilis, a small town in the north-east of Spain (Hispania). He is commonly known in the English speaking world as Martial. He was a scathing satirist, often writing highly derogatory poems of his acquaintances — including his patrons — which he published under the title of Epigrammata. Though not the first Roman poet to write in an epigrammatic style he is widely considered to have brought the epigram to its acme as a literary genre; thus he is rightly considered the 'Father of the Epigram.'
Martin Berkofsky1Martin Berkofsky (born 1943) is an American classical pianist
Martin Van Buren3Martin Van Buren (December 5, 1782 – July 24, 1862), nicknamed "Old Kinderhook", was the eighth President of the United States of America. He was the first President born after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the first not of British descent, and the only U.S. president whose first language was not English (it was Dutch).
Martin, Billy1Alfred Manuel "Billy" Martin, Jr. (May 16, 1928 – December 25, 1989) was an MLB second baseman from 1950 to 1961, playing most of his career with the New York Yankees. He began his first managing job in 1969 with the Minnesota Twins. He would be a manager in Major League Baseball until 1988, and would lead the Yankees to consecutive American League Pennants in 1976 and 1977, and the World Series in 1977. He would serve as Yankees manager on five different terms.
Martin, Chris5Christopher Anthony John Martin (born 2 March 1977) is the lead singer, pianist and occasional rhythm guitarist of the popular rock band Coldplay. He is married to actress Gwyneth Paltrow.
Martin, Eugene J.44Eugene J. Martin (24 July 1938 – 1 January 2005) was an African American visual artist. While his art was "beyond category", he is particularly noted for his complex, often whimsical and biomorphic mixed media collages on paper; pencil, pen and ink drawings; and "pure", lyrical and constructed abstractions on canvas.
Martin, George R. R.27George Raymond Richard Martin (born George Raymond Martin September 20, 1948) is an American novelist and short story writer in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres, a screenwriter, and television producer. He is best known for A Song of Ice and Fire, his international bestselling series of epic fantasy novels that HBO adapted for its dramatic series Game of Thrones.
Martin, James10James Martin (19 October 1933 – 24 June 2013) was a British Information Technology consultant and author. Martin was nominated for a Pulitzer prize for his book, The Wired Society: A Challenge for Tomorrow (1977).
Martin, John H.1John H. Martin (1935 – 1993) was an oceanographer.
Martin, Mary15Mary Virginia Martin (1 December 1913 – 3 November 1990) was an American actress and singer, who originated many roles over her career including Nellie Forbush in South Pacific and Maria in The Sound of Music, but became most famous in her role as Peter Pan.
Martin, Tony5Tony Martin (born 10 June 1964) is a comedian and writer from Te Kuiti, New Zealand who has had a successful TV, radio, stand-up and film career in Australia.
Martineau, Harriet4Harriet Martineau (June 12, 1802 – June 27, 1876) was an English writer and philosopher, renowned in her day as a controversial journalist, political economist, abolitionist and life-long feminist.
Martineau, James13James Martineau (April 21, 1805 – January 11, 1900) was an English philosopher.
Martines, Alessandra8Alessandra Martines (born 19 September 1963 in Rome) is an Italian-French dancer and actress.
Martinez Delgado, Santiago12Santiago Martínez Delgado (1906–1954) was a Colombian painter, sculptor, art historian and writer.
Martins, Obafemi3Obafemi Akinwunmi Martins (born October 28, 1984) is a Nigerian soccer player who plays as a striker for the Nigerian national team, and for the MLS club Seattle Sounders FC.
Marvell, Andrew35Andrew Marvell (March 31, 1621 – August 16, 1678) was an English metaphysical poet, and the son of an Anglican clergyman. As a metaphysical, he is associated with John Donne and George Herbert. He was the first assistant of John Milton.
Marx, Groucho25Julius Henry Marx (2 October 1890 – 19 August 1977), primarily known as Groucho Marx, was an American comedian and actor, famous for his work in the Marx Brothers comedy team, and his solo film and television career.
Marx, Harpo6Harpo Marx (November 23, 1888 – September 28, 1964) was one of the Marx Brothers.
Marx, Karl299Karl Heinrich Marx (5 May 1818 – 14 March 1883) was a German political philosopher, economist, sociologist, historian, journalist, and revolutionary socialist. Marx's work in economics laid the basis for the current understanding of labor and its relation to capital, and has influenced much of subsequent economic thought. He published numerous works during his lifetime, the most notable being The Communist Manifesto (1848) and Das Kapital (1867–1894).
Mary Astell1Mary Astell (12 November 1666 – 11 May 1731) was an English feminist writer and rhetorician. Her advocacy of equal educational opportunities for women has earned her the title "the first English feminist."
Mary I of England3Mary I of England (February 18 1516 – November 17 1558), Queen of England and Ireland, was known as Bloody Mary for her persecution of Protestants.
Mary Lee Settle1Mary Lee Settle (July 29, 1918 – September 27, 2005) was an American writer.
Mary Magdalene7Mary Magdalene (born: Late First century BC or early First century AD, died: Mid to late First Century AD) An important female disciple of Jesus of Nazareth who is mentioned in the Gospels of the canonical New Testament, the Nag Hammadi Gnostic texts and the Gospel of Mary Magdalene. In addition, a large body of extra-canonical traditions, legends and literature has grown up around her name. To this day, she has had an enduring influence on the popular culture of Western civilisation. In the Western Latin Church she has typically been thought of as synonymous with other women within the early Christian movement, for example the unidentified sinner who washed the feet of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke and Mary of Bethany. The Eastern Orthodox Church maintains that they are three separate women.
Mary Of Denmark, Crown Princess5Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark (born Mary Elizabeth Donaldson on February 5 1972) is Crown Princess of Denmark and Countess of Monpezat. She is the daughter-in-law of Queen Margrethe II and the wife of Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark.
Mary of Teck2Mary of Teck (26 May 1867 – 24 March 1953), born Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes, was Queen consort of George V of the United Kingdom and grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. She was Queen Mother from 1936 to 1952.
Mary Whitehouse8Mary Whitehouse (13 June 1910 – 23 November 2001) was an English social activist known for her opposition to social liberalism and the mainstream British media.
Mary, Queen of Scots2Mary, Queen of Scots (December 8 1542 – February 8 1587) was a Roman Catholic queen of Scotland from 1542 until 1567 and a cousin of Elizabeth I.
Maryanne Ellison Simmons1Maryanne Ellison Simmons (born July 16, 1949 in Ann Arbor, Michigan) is an artist, writer, and the wife of baseball player Ted Simmons. She studied fine art and received her bachelor degree from the University of Michigan in 1971 and her masters degree from Washington University in 1992. In May 1982 she started the quarterly magazine The Waiting Room intended for the wives of professional baseball players. She was an instructor in print making at Washington University from 1992-1996. In 1996 she founded Wildwood Press. From 1996 to 2002 she was the co-director of Island Press.
Marzials, Theo5Théophile-Jules-Henri "Theo" Marzials (20 December 1850 – 2 February 1920) was a British composer, singer and poet. Marzials was described in 1894 as a "poet and eccentric" by parodist Max Beerbohm, and, after writing and performing several popular songs, vanished into obscurity. His poetry is seen as an example of 19th-century aestheticism.
Masaoka Shiki2Masaoka Shiki (September 17, 1867 – September 19, 1902) was a Japanese poet, literary critic, and journalist of the Meiji period.
Masefield, John13John Edward Masefield, OM (1 June 1878 – 12 May 1967) was an English poet and writer; he was Poet Laureate from 1930 until his death.
Mashal, Khaled12Khaled Mashal (born 1956), also known as "Khaled Mashaal", is considered to be the leader of the HAMAS organization, engaged in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Maskin, Eric5Eric Stark Maskin (born December 12, 1950) is a North American economist and 2007 Nobel laureate recognized with Leonid Hurwicz and Roger Myerson "for having laid the foundations of mechanism design theory."
Maslow, Abraham23Abraham Harold Maslow (April 1, 1908 – June 8, 1970) was an American psychologist who pioneered humanistic psychology and developed ideas related to a hierarchy of needs.
Mason, George48George Mason (December 11 1725 – October 7 1792) was a United States patriot, statesman and delegate from Virginia to the U.S. Constitutional Convention. He has been called the "Father of the Bill of Rights."
Mason, Jackie1Jackie Mason (born Yacov Moshe Maza on 1938-06-09) is an American stand-up comedian and former rabbi.
Mason, John1Sir (Basil) John Mason (born 18 August 1923) is an expert on cloud physics and former Director of the UK Meteorological Office. His work includes the Mason Equation, giving the growth or evaporation of small water droplets.
Mason, William1William Mason (1724–1797) was an English poet, editor and gardener.
Massera, Emilio2Emilio Eduardo Massera (19 October 1925 – 8 November 2010) was an Argentine admiral and politician.
Massey, Gerald6Gerald Massey (May 29, 1828 – October 29, 1907) was an English self-taught Egyptologist and poet.
Massey, Kyle1Kyle Orlando Massey (born August 28, 1991) is an actor, perhaps best known for his recurring role as Cory Baxter on television series That's So Raven.
Massey, Vincent20Charles Vincent Massey PC CH CC CD FRSC(hon) (February 20, 1887 – December 30, 1967) was a Canadian lawyer and diplomat who served as Governor General of Canada, the 18th since Canadian Confederation. Massey was the first Canadian-born individual to serve as Canada's governor general.
Massillon, Jean Baptiste10Jean Baptiste Massillon (24 June 1663 – 28 September 1742) was a French Catholic bishop and famous preacher, Bishop of Clermont from 1717 until his death.
Massimo Pigliucci1Massimo Pigliucci (born January 16, 1964) is Professor of Philosophy at CUNY-City College, co-host of the Rationally Speaking Podcast, and the editor in chief for the online magazine Scientia Salon.
Massinger, Philip18Philip Massinger (1583 – March 17, 1640) was an English dramatist. His finely plotted plays, including A New Way to Pay Old Debts, The City Madam and The Roman Actor are noted for their satire, realism, and political and social themes.
Masson, Jeffrey Moussaieff18Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson (born March 28, 1941 as Jeffrey Lloyd Masson; place of birth: Chicago, Illinois), an American residing in New Zealand, is an iconoclastic former psychoanalyst as well as the author of a number of books on a wide range of subjects.
Masson, Thomas L.10Thomas Lansing Masson (1866–1934) was an American anthropologist, editor and author.
Massoud, Ahmad Shah6Ahmad Shah Massoud (c. September 2, 1953 – September 9, 2001) was a prominent political figure in Afghanistan's recent history and played a leading role in driving the Soviet army out of Afghanistan. In September 2001 he was assassinated by al-Qaeda agents. The following year he was named "National Hero" by the order of Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai.
Masterman, John1Sir John Masterman (12 January 1891 – 6 June 1977) was a noted academic, sportsman and author. However, he was best known as chairman of the Twenty Committee, which during World War II ran the Double Cross System, the ingenious scheme that controlled double agents in Britain.
Masters, Edgar Lee8Edgar Lee Masters (23 August 1868 – 5 March 1950) was an American poet, biographer and dramatist. He is best known for the Spoon River Anthology.
Masti Venkatesha Iyengar8Maasthi Venkatesa Iyengar (June 6, 1891 – June 6, 1986), popularly known as Masti, was an administrator, professor and a popular writer in Kannada language. He obtained a master's degree in English literature (Arts) in 1914 from Madras University. Initially he worked for 26 years in the Mysore Civil Service. He later resigned in protest as he was not made a minister but his junior was made one. Right from an young age he wrote both in English and in Kannada; more than 123 books in Kannada and 17 in English. His literary works covered novels, poetry, drama, criticism, journalism and largely short stories. His first work was Rangana Maduve (meaning marriage of Ranga) in 1910 and the last work was Maatugara Ramanna (meaning talkative Ramanna) (1985) both in Kannada. For his contribution to Kannada literature he was given the epithet Maasti Kannadada Aasti meaning “Maasti is Kannada's Treasure”. The Maharaja of Mysore Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wadeyar honoured him with the title Rajasevasakta. He won the prestigious Jnanpith Award, the highest honour for literature in India, in 1983 for his novel Chikkavira Rajendra a story on the last Raja of Kodagu.
Mastroianni, Marcello1Marcello Vincenzo Domenico Mastroianni (28 September 1924 – 19 December 1996) was an Italian film actor.
Mataca, Petero5Petero Mataca (born 28 April 1933) is the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Fiji.
Matalin, Mary1Mary Matalin (born August 19, 1953) is a conservative American political consultant and commentator. She is the wife of liberal figure James Carville.
Mather, Cotton2Cotton Mather (1663-02-12 – 1728-02-13), A.B. 1678 (Harvard College), A.M. 1681; honorary doctorate 1710 (University of Glasgow), was a socially and politically influential New England Puritan minister, prolific author and pamphleteer.
Matheson, Richard39Richard Burton Matheson (20 February 1926 – 23 June 2013) was an American author and screenwriter, typically of fantasy, horror, or science fiction.
Mathews, George Ballard8George Ballard Mathews, FRS (February 23, 1861 — March 19, 1922) was an English mathematician.
Matisse, Henri36Henri Matisse (31 December 1869 – 3 November 1954) was a major French artist of the 20th century. Particularly noted for his striking use of colour, Matisse is one of the very few indisputable giants of modern art, alongside Pablo Picasso and Kandinsky.
Matsui, Iwane9Iwane Matsui (July 27, 1878 – December 23, 1948) was a general of the Japanese Imperial Army and the commander of the expeditionary forces sent to China in World War II. He was sentenced to death by hanging by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East for being responsible for the Nanking Massacre.
Matsumoto, Yukihiro3Yukihiro Matsumoto (born 14 April 1965), a.k.a. Matz, is a Japanese computer scientist and software programmer best known as the chief designer of the Ruby programming language and its reference implementation, Matz's Ruby Interpreter (MRI).
Matta El Meskeen2Matta El Meskeen (or Matthew the Poor; born Youssef Iskandar; 20 September 1919 – 8 June 2006) was an Egyptian Coptic Orthodox monk.
Matthew, Patrick9Patrick Matthew (20 October 1790 – 8 June 1874) was a Scottish landowner and fruit farmer. He published the principle of natural selection as a mechanism of evolution over a quarter-century earlier than Darwin and Wallace.
Matthews, Chris4Chris Matthews (born 1945), politically liberal (although since until around 2005 had shown a strong liking for President Bush, saying that Bush 43 "belongs on mount Rushmore ..."), host of Hardball with Chris Matthews, known for his trademark "hardball" interruptions of his guests.
Matthews, Dave56David John "Dave" Matthews (born January 9, 1967, in Johannesburg, South Africa) is a South African-American musician, and actor. He is best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist for the Dave Matthews Band.
Matthews, Paul1Paul Taunton Matthews (19 November 1919 – 26 February 1987) was a British theoretical particle physicist.
Maturana, Humberto16Humberto Maturana (born September 14, 1928) is a Chilean biologist and philosopher. Many consider him a member of a group of second-wave cyberneticians such as Heinz von Foerster, Gordon Pask, Herbert Brün and Ernst von Glasersfeld.
Maturin, Charles Robert4Charles Robert Maturin (25 September 1782 – 30 October 1824), also known as C.R. Maturin, was an Irish Protestant clergyman (ordained by the Church of Ireland) and a writer of gothic plays and novels.
Mau Piailug11Mau Piailug (1932 – July 12, 2010) was a Micronesian navigator from the Carolinian island of Satawal, known for teaching the ancient art and science of non-instrument wayfinding.
Mau, Bruce1Bruce Mau (born October 25, 1959) is a Canadian designer. Mau is the creative director of Bruce Mau Design, and the founder of the Institute without Boundaries.
Maudling, Reginald3Rt. Hon. Reginald Maudling (7 March 1917 – 14 February 1979) was a barrister and British politician.
Maududi, Abul Ala9Abul A'la Maududi (September 25, 1903 – September 22, 1979) was a journalist, theologian, Muslim revivalist leader and political philosopher, and a controversial 20th century Islamist thinker in British India, and later Pakistan.
Maugham, William Somerset139William Somerset Maugham (25 January 1874 – 16 December 1965) was an English playwright, novelist, and short story writer; often published as simply W. Somerset Maugham.
Mauldin, Bill16William Henry Mauldin (29 October 1921 – 22 January 2003) was a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist from the United States, who became famous for his "Willie and Joe" cartoons during World War II.
Maule, William11Sir William Henry Maule PC KC (25 April 1788 – 1858) was an English lawyer, member of parliament and judge.
Maunder, Edward1Edward Walter Maunder (April 12, 1851 – March 21, 1928) was an English astronomer best remembered for his study of sunspots and the solar magnetic cycle that led to his identification of the period from 1645 to 1715 that is now known as the Maunder Minimum.
Maupassant, Guy de39Henri-René-Albert-Guy de Maupassant (5 August 1850 – 6 July 1893) was a popular 19th-century French writer, one of the fathers of the modern short story.
Maupertuis, Pierre Louis1Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis (July 17, 1698 – July 27, 1759) was a French mathematician, philosopher and man of letters. He became the Director of the Académie des Sciences, and the first President of the Berlin Academy of Science, at the invitation of Frederick the Great. Maupertuis made an expedition to Lapland to determine the shape of the earth. He is often credited with having invented the principle of least action.
Mauriac, François7François Charles Mauriac (11 October 1885 – 1 September 1970) was a French author; member of the Académie française (1933); laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature (1952). He was awarded the Grand Cross of the Légion d'honneur (1958). He is acknowledged to be one of the greatest Roman Catholic writers of the 20th century.
Maurice Motamed3Maurice Motamed (born 1945; sometimes transcribed from Persian as موریس معتمد) is the only Jewish member of the Islamic Consultative Assembly of the Islamic Republic of Iran, representing the Jewish community which has by Iran's constitution retained a reserved seat since the Persian Constitution of 1906.
Maurice, Frederick1Major-General Sir Frederick Barton Maurice, 1st Baronet DSO (19 January 1871 – 19 May 1951) was a British general, military correspondent, writer and academic. He was Director of Military Operations on the British General Staff, 1915–1918, and famously forced to resign his commission in May 1918 after writing a letter to The Times criticising David Lloyd George for making misleading statements about the strength of British forces in France. He also founded the British Legion in 1920, and served as its president from 1932 to 1947.
Mauriello, Julianna Rose2Julianna Rose Mauriello (born May 26, 1991) is an American actress who stars in LazyTown and has appeared in Broadway musicals.
Maurier, George du2George Louis Palmella Busson Du Maurier (6 March 1834 – 8 October 1896) was a French-born British author and cartoonist.
Maurois, Andre200André Maurois (born Émile Salomon Wilhelm Herzog, 26 July 1885 – 9 October 1967) was a French author and man of letters. André Maurois was a pen name which became his legal name in 1947.
Mauthner, Fritz1Fritz Mauthner (22 November 1849 – 29 June 1923) was an Austro-Hungarian novelist, theatre critic, satirist and exponent of philosophical skepticism derived from a critique of human knowledge.
Mawson, Douglas2Sir Douglas Mawson (5 May 1882 – 14 October 1958) was an English-born Australian explorer and professor of geology.
Max Brooks14Maximillian Michael "Max" Brooks (born May 22, 1972) is an American horror author and screenwriter. He is the son of comedy filmmaker Mel Brooks and actress Anne Bancroft. Brooks's writing focuses on zombie stories.Brodesser-Akner, Taffy (June 21, 2013), Max Brooks Is Not Kidding About the Zombie Apocalypse, work: The New York Times, retrieved: 2014-04-30 Brooks is also a television and voice-over actor.
Max Lerner1Maxwell "Max" Alan Lerner (December 20, 1902 – June 5, 1992) was an American journalist and educator known for his controversial syndicated column.
Max, James1James Max (born 1970) is a journalist and radio presenter specialising in business issues. He currently presents programmes for London speech radio station LBC 97.3. He was a semi-finalist on the first series of the British version of The Apprentice television programme.
Maxwell, James Clerk30James Clerk Maxwell (13 June 1831 – 5 November 1879) was a Scottish mathematical physicist, who formulated the classical theory of electromagnetic radiation, bringing together for the first time electricity, magnetism, and light as manifestations of the same phenomenon.
May, Elizabeth19Elizabeth Evans May OC MP (born 9 June 1954) is an American-born Canadian Member of Parliament, environmentalist, writer, activist, lawyer, and the leader of the Green Party of Canada. She was the executive director of the Sierra Club of Canada from 1989 to 2006. She became a Canadian citizen in 1978.
May, Julian3Julian May (born July 10, 1931) is an American science fiction writer, best known for her Saga of Pliocene Exile and Galactic Milieu books.
May, Robert1Robert McCredie May, Baron May of Oxford (born 8 January 1936) is an Australian scientist who has been Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government, President of the Royal Society, and a Professor at Sydney and Princeton.
May, Robert L.1Robert Lewis May (27 July 1905 – 10 August 1976) was the creator of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
May, Rollo114Rollo May (21 April 1909 – 22 October 1994) was an American humanistic and existential psychologist, authoring the influential books Psychology and the Human Dilemma and Love and Will along with several other volumes explaining and expanding on his theories.
Mayakovsky, Vladimir20Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovsky (19 July 1893 NS – 14 April 1930) was a Georgian-born Russian playwright, screenwriter and poet. A Bolshevik activist before 1917, he became the pre-eminent poet of the Russian Revolution and one of the leading literary figures of the Futurist movement.
Mayall, Rik3Rik Mayall (7 March 1958 - 9 June 2014) was a British comedian, actor, and writer.
Mayer, John40John Clayton Mayer (born October 16, 1977) is an American Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and guitarist.
Mayer, Julius Robert von6Julius Robert von Mayer (November 25, 1814 – March 20, 1878) was a German physician and physicist and one of the founders of thermodynamics.
Mayer, Louis B.4Louis B. Mayer (1882 – October 29, 1957), born Eliezer Meir, was an early film producer, most famous for his stewardship and co-founding of the Hollywood film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Mayer, Milton S.9Milton Sanford Mayer (August 24, 1908 – April 20, 1986) was an American journalist and educator, most famous for his long-running column in The Progressive magazine.
Mayfield, Curtis15Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was an American soul, R&B, and funk singer, songwriter, and record producer.
Maynard Owen Williams4Maynard Owen Williams (1888 – 1963) National Geographic photographer and foreign correspondent.
Maynard Smith, John10John Maynard Smith (January 6 1920 – April 19 2004) was a British evolutionary biologist and geneticist.
Mayo, Debarra4DeBarra Mayo (born 1953) is an American fitness personality, writer, and author. She is actively involved with bringing awareness to the public about Epilepsy, health and wellness. She advocates following a healthy lifestyle.
Mayo, Isabella Fyvie2Isabella Fyvie Mayo (10 December 1843 – 13 May 1914) was a Scottish poet, and novelist who also wrote under the pen name Edward Garrett.
Mayo, William James1William James Mayo (June 29, 1861 – July 28, 1939) was a physician and surgeon in the United States and one of the seven founders of the Mayo Clinic.
Mayr, Ernst9Ernst Walter Mayr (July 5, 1904 – February 3, 2005) was an German biologist, one of the 20th century's leading evolutionary biologists, and renowned taxonomist, tropical explorer, ornithologist, and historian of science.
Mays, Willie11Willie Howard Mays, Jr. (born May 6, 1931 in Westfield, Alabama) was a Major League Baseball player for 22 seasons, starting his career with the Giants in New York, remaining with the team during their relocation to San Francisco, and then ending his career with the New York Mets.
Mayweather, Floyd Jr.11Floyd Mayweather Jr. (born February 24, 1977) is an undefeated boxer whom The Ring and most boxing experts consider to be the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world.
Mazur, Barry Charles4Barry Charles Mazur (born December 19, 1937) is an American mathematicics professor at Harvard University.
Mazur, Eric1Eric Mazur (born November 14, 1954) is a prominent physicist and educator at Harvard University. Mazur is known for his work in experimental ultrafast and condensed matter physics and a national leader in science education.
Mazzini, Giuseppe6Giuseppe Mazzini (22 June 1805 – 10 March 1872), nicknamed "Soul of Italy," was an Italian politician, journalist and activist for the unification of Italy. His efforts helped bring about the independent and unified Italy in place of the several separate states, many dominated by foreign powers, that existed until the 19th century. He also helped define the modern European movement for popular democracy in a republican state.
Mbeki, Thabo2Thabo Mbeki (born 1942) was the second post-democracy President of South Africa. He was forced to resign from the post by his African National Congress party in 2008.
McAdams, Rachel2Rachel McAdams (born 17 November 1978) is a Canadian actress.
McAfee, John10John McAfee (born September 18, 1945), Founder of McAfee Anti-Virus company and self help author
McAuliffe, Anthony4Anthony McAuliffe (2 July 1898 – 11 August 1975) was the United States Army general who was the acting division commander of the 101st Airborne Division troops defending Bastogne, Belgium, during World War II's Battle of the Bulge, famous for his single-word reply of "Nuts!" in response to a German surrender ultimatum.
McAuliffe, Callan1Callan McAuliffe (born 24 January 1995) is an Australian actor.
McAuliffe, Christa6Christa McAuliffe (2 September 1948 – 28 January 1986) was an American teacher from Concord, New Hampshire, and was one of the seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.
McBride, Darl14Darl McBride (born 1959) is the former CEO of The The SCO Group, and CEO of Caldera International since June 28, 2002.
McCabe, Joseph10Joseph Martin McCabe (12 November 1867 – 10 January 1955) was a well-known atheist and author of numerous books. He had been a Catholic priest.
McCain, John128John Sidney McCain III (born 29 August 1936) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Arizona. A member of the Republican Party, McCain has been a member of the United States Senate since 1987, winning re-election in 1992, 1998, 2004, and 2010. McCain was a U.S. presidential candidate in the 2000 election, but was defeated in the Republican primaries by George W. Bush. McCain was once again a Republican candidate in the 2008 U.S. presidential election, and although he won the Republican nomination, he lost in the general election to Barack H. Obama II, who went on to become the 44th U.S. president.
McCain, Meghan2Meghan Marguerite McCain (born 23 October 1984) is an American columnist, author, and blogger. She is the daughter of U.S. Senator John McCain and Cindy Hensley McCain.
McCallum, Daniel C.23Daniel Craig McCallum (1815–1878) was an American railroad engineer and manager, credited for creating the first organizational chart for an American business.
McCammon, Robert4Robert R. McCammon (born July 11, 1952) is an American novelist.
McCandless, Christopher9Christopher Johnson McCandless (12 February 1968 – c. 18 August 1992), also known as Alexander Supertramp, was an American wanderer who, in April 1992, hiked into the Alaskan wilderness with little food and equipment, hoping to live a period of solitude. Four months later, he died of starvation near Denali National Park. In 1996, Jon Krakauer wrote a book about his travels titled Into the Wild, which inspired the 2007 film of the same name.
McCann, Colum35Colum McCann (born 28 February 1965) is an Irish writer of literary fiction.
McCarthy, Cormac152Cormac McCarthy (born July 20, 1933) is an American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter. He has written ten novels, spanning the Southern Gothic, Western, and modernist genres.
McCarthy, Eugene14Eugene Joseph "Gene" McCarthy (29 March 1916 – 10 December 2005) American politician from the U.S. state of Minnesota, serving in the U.S. House of Representatives (1949–1959) and the U.S. Senate from 1959 to 1971 and playing a major role in the 1968 presidential election, unsuccessfully seeking the Democratic nomination on an anti-Vietnam War platform.
McCarthy, John12John McCarthy (September 4, 1927 – October 24, 2011) was an American computer scientist and cognitive scientist who received the Turing Award in 1971 for his major contributions to the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). He was responsible for the coining of the term "Artificial Intelligence" in his 1955 proposal for the 1956 Dartmouth Conference and was the inventor of the Lisp programming language.
McCarthy, Mary47Mary Therese McCarthy (21 June 1912 – 25 October 1989) was an American author and critic.
McCarthy, Tom8Tom McCarthy (born 1969) is an English novelist, writer, and artist.
McCartney, Paul26Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, entrepreneur, record and film producer, poet, painter, and animal rights and peace activist. He became famous as a founding member of The Beatles and Wings.
McCartney, Stella1Stella Nina McCartney (born 13 September 1971) is an English fashion designer and daughter of Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney.
McChrystal, Stanley1Stanley A. McChrystal (born August 14, 1954), General in the United States Army (Ret.), served as the Commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and Commander of U. S. Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A).
McClary, Susan5Susan McClary (born 2 October 1946) is a musicologist considered to be a significant figure in the "New Musicology". She is the author of Feminine Endings and Conventional Wisdom.
McClellan, Scott25Scott McClellan (born 14 February 1968) was the White House Press Secretary to President George W. Bush.
McConaughey, Matthew2Matthew McConaughey (born November 4, 1969) is an American actor.
McConnell, Mitch6Addison Mitchell "Mitch" McConnell, Jr. (born February 20, 1942) is a Republican United States Senator from Kentucky.
McCord, David1David McCord (December 15, 1897 – April 13, 1997) was a poet and writer of verse for children.
McCormack, Mike2Mike McCormack (born 1965) is an Irish short story writer.
McCosh, James8James McCosh (April 1, 1811 – November 16, 1894) was a prominent philosopher of the Scottish School of Common Sense. He was president of Princeton University (1868–1888).
McCourt, Frank29Frank McCourt (August 19, 1930 – July 19, 2009) was an Irish-American teacher and Pulitzer Prize–winning writer.
McCracken, Bert27Robert Edward McCracken (born February 25, 1982), professionally known as Bert McCracken, is the lead singer of the American rock band The Used.
McCrae, John1Lieutenant Colonel John Alexander McCrae, MD (30 November 1872 – 28 January 1918) was a Canadian poet, physician, author, artist and soldier during World War I. He is best known for writing the famous war memorial poem "In Flanders Fields".
McCullin, Don1Don McCullin (born 9 October 1935) is a British photojournalist.
McCulloch, Ian25Ian Stephen McCulloch (born 5 May 1959) is an English singer-songwriter who is the lead singer of the post-punk band Echo & the Bunnymen. Echo & the Bunnymen formed in 1978 before McCulloch left the band in 1988 to pursue a solo career. He was replaced in the band by Irish singer Noel Burke until 1990 when the band broke up. Along with Echo & the Bunnymen guitarist Will Sergeant, McCulloch formed the band Electrafixion in 1994 until they reformed Echo & the Bunnymen with former bassist Les Pattinson in 1997. Pattinson left the band in 1999 and McCulloch and Sergeant continue to record and tour as Echo & the Bunnymen.
McCulloch, Warren S.9Warren Sturgis McCulloch (November 16, 1898 – September 24, 1969) was an American neurophysiologist and cybernetician, known for his work on the foundation for certain brain theories and his contribution to the cybernetics movement.
McCullough, Colleen3Colleen McCullough AO (born 1 June 1937) is an internationally acclaimed Australian author. She was born in Wellington in central west New South Wales.
McDevitt, Jack105Jack McDevitt (born 1935) is an American science fiction author.
McDonald, Ian28Ian McDonald (born 1960) is a British science fiction novelist.
McDonald, Roy2Roy J. McDonald (born 1947) is a Republican politician and member of the New York State Senate, representing the 43rd district (all of Rensselaer and part of Saratoga Counties). Before being elected to the Senate on November 4, 2008, he had served in the New York State Assembly since 2002, representing the 112th District. For 23 years, he was Town and County Supervisor for the Town of Wilton, New York and in 1986, served a term as Chairman of the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors. In 2011, Senator McDonald voted in favor of the Marriage Equality Act, contrary to his political party's traditional stance.
McDonnell, Robert Francis "Bob"2Robert Francis "Bob" McDonnell (born June 15, 1954) is an American criminal and former politician. He was the 71st Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia and was on the executive committee of the Republican Governors Association.
McDonough, William6William McDonough (born 21 February 1951) is an American architect and founding principal of William McDonough + Partners, whose career is focused on designing environmentally sustainable buildings and transforming industrial manufacturing processes, with the twin goals of eliminating pollution and increasing the profits of his clients.
McDougall, William2William McDougal FRS (22 June 1871 – 28 November 1938) was an early twentieth century psychologist who spent the first part of his career in the UK and the latter part in the U.S.
McDowell, Josh4Joslin "Josh" McDowell (born 17 August 1939) is a Christian apologist, evangelist and writer.
McEnroe, John5John Patrick McEnroe, Jr. (born February 16, 1959, in Wiesbaden, Germany) is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player from the United States. During his career, he won seven Grand Slam singles titles – three at Wimbledon and four at the U.S. Open. He also won nine Grand Slam men's doubles titles and one Grand Slam mixed doubles title.
McEwan, Ian9Ian McEwan (born June 21, 1948) is a British novelist.
McFague, Sally2Sallie McFague (born 1933) is an American feminist Christian theologian, best known for her analysis of how metaphor lies at the heart of how we may speak about God.
McGaugh, Stacy5Stacy S. McGaugh (born 1964) is an American astrophysicist, known for his research on Modified Newtonian dynamics (MOND) and tests of the dark matter hypothesis.
McGill, Donald11Donald Fraser Gould McGill (28 January 1875 – 13 October 1962) was an English artist, known as the "King of the Saucy Postcard". His medium was the highly-coloured and risqué cartoon postcard, of the kind that was sold in 20th century British seaside resorts.
McGoohan, Patrick3Patrick McGoohan (March 19, 1928 – January 13, 2009) was an Irish actor and director, most famous for playing the title role (also known as Number Six) in the Prisoner and John Drake in Danger Man as well as playing the murderer in many Columbo films.
McGough, Roger9Roger Joseph McGough, CBE (born November 9, 1937) is an English poet from Liverpool, and one of three poets in the best-selling anthology The Mersey Sound. (The other two are Brian Patten and Adrian Henri.). He was also a member of The Scaffold, who reached number one in the UK Singles Chart in 1968.
McGovern, George1George McGovern (July 19, 1922 – October 21, 2012) was an American politician.
McGraw, John2John Joseph McGraw (April 7, 1873 – February 25, 1934) is considered to be one of the greatest managers in baseball history. He started his baseball career in 1891 as a player with the Baltimore Orioles of the American Association. He took his first managing job in 1899 with the Orioles, but his greatest managerial success would come with the New York Giants, as he went on to manage that team for 30 years. When he retired from baseball in 1932, he had 2,763 managerial wins (second all-time behind Connie Mack) and had led his teams to 10 pennants.
McGraw, Phil3Phillip Calvin "Phil" McGraw Ph.D. (born 1 September 1950), best known as Dr. Phil, is the host of the popular American psychology TV-show Dr. Phil who gained celebrity status following appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
McGraw, Tim24Samuel Timothy "Tim" McGraw (born May 1, 1967) is an American singer, songwriter and actor.
McGuigan, Barry1Barry McGuigan (born February 28, 1961, in Clones, County Monaghan, Republic of Ireland), nicknamed The Clones Cyclone, is a former professional boxer who became a world Featherweight champion.
McIlroy, Doug7Malcolm Douglas McIlroy (born 1932) is an American mathematician, engineer, and programmer, best known for having originally developed Unix pipes, software componentry, and several Unix tools, such as spell, diff, sort, join, graph, speak, and tr.
McInerney, Jay3John Barrett McInerney Jr (born January 13, 1955) is an American writer.
McIntyre, Michael15Michael Hazen McIntyre (born 1976) is a British comedian.
McIntyre, Vonda N.5Vonda N. McIntyre (born August 28, 1948) is an American science fiction author.
McKay, Claude12Claude McKay (September 15, 1889 – May 22, 1948) was a Jamaican writer and communist and part of the Harlem Renaissance.
McKay, David O.8David Oman McKay (8 September 1873 – 18 January 1970) 9th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Latter-Day Prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, also known as the "Mormon Church".
McKean, Kip8Kip McKean (born May 31, 1954) is the founder of the International Church of Christ; he led it until 2002. He is currently the World Missions Evangelist of the International Christian Church that was founded in 2006. The ICC has a membership of 4,500 with 55 congregations in 26 nations; McKean leads and oversees the ministries in the Los Angeles church. McKean has been a source of controversy since he began leading the Lexington (later Boston) Church of Christ; persecutors "many" have dubbed him a cult leader and leaders of the ICOC have even called him "worldly and divisive." Others accredit him for providing a solid leadership statue that has helped create a true sold-out Christian church which has help save hundreds of thousands from "a Lost and corrupt generation."
McKeen, William27William McKeen (born 16 September 1954) is professor and chairman of the Department of Journalism at Boston University. McKeen teaches courses on journalism history, literary journalism and rock n' roll and American culture and is a leading pop culture authority.
McKenna, Richard7Richard Milton McKenna (9 May 1913 – 1 November 1964) was an American sailor and writer; his one completed novel, The Sand Pebbles, was published in 1963.
McKenna, Terence53Terence Kemp McKenna (November 16, 1946 – April 3, 2000) was an American writer, philosopher, and ethnobotanist, who advocated paths of shamanism, and the use of hallucinogenic substances (primarily plant-based psychedelics) as a means of increasing many forms of human awareness. His ideas often revolve around his novelty theory of the universe.
McKennit, Loreena21Loreena McKennitt (born 17 February 1957) is a Canadian composer, songwriter, singer, harpist and pianist.
McKibben, Bill10Bill McKibben (born 1960) is an American environmentalist and writer who frequently writes about global warming and alternative energy and advocates for more localized economies.
McKillip, Patricia A.17Patricia Anne McKillip (born 29 February 1948) is an American author of fantasy and science fiction novels.
McKinley, William20William McKinley, Jr. (January 29, 1843 – September 14, 1901) was the 25th President of the United States. He was elected twice, in 1896 and 1900, but served only part of his second term, as he was assassinated in 1901.
McKuen, Rod6Rod McKuen (born 29 April 1933) is an American poet, songwriter, composer, and singer, one of the best-selling poets in the United States during the late 1960s. Throughout his career he produced a wide range of recordings, which included popular music, spoken word poetry, film soundtracks, and classical music, earning two Oscar nominations and one Pulitzer nomination. McKuen's translations and adaptations of the songs of Jacques Brel were instrumental in bringing the Belgian songwriter to prominence in the English-speaking world.
McLachlan, Sarah25Sarah Ann McLachlan, OC, OBC (born January 28, 1968) is a Canadian musician, singer and songwriter. She is widely recognized as one of the founders of Lilith Fair, a tour that showcased female musicians in the late 1990s.
McLaughlin, Mignon279Mignon McLaughlin (1913–1983) was an American journalist and author.
Mclauglin, John1John McLaughlin (born 4 January 1942), also known as Mahavishnu John McLaughlin, is an English guitarist, bandleader and composer.
McLean, Don16Donald McLean (born 2 October 1945) is an American singer-songwriter most famous for his 1971 songs "American Pie" and "Vincent".
McLellan, Isaac2Isaac McLellan (21 May 1806 – 20 August 1899) was an author and poet, some of whose work has achieved notability by republication in anthologies.
McLennan, John Cunningham1Sir John Cunningham McLennan FRS FRSC KBE (October 14, 1867 – October 9, 1935) was a Canadian physicist, who pioneered in the liquefaction of helium.
McLeod, Ken24Ken McLeod (born 1948) is a Buddhist teacher, writer and management consultant living in Los Angeles, California, USA.
McLuhan, Marshall401Marshall McLuhan (21 July 1911 – 31 December 1980) was a Canadian philosopher, futurist, and communications theorist.
McManaman, Steven22Steven "Steve" McManaman (born 11 February 1972), also known as "Macca", is a former British soccer player.
McManners, Joseph8Joseph McManners (born December 3, 1992, in Canterbury, Kent) is an English actor and singer.
McMillan-Scott, Edward1Edward Hugh Christian McMillan-Scott (born 15 August 1949) is a British Member of the European Parliament (MEP) and one of the Vice-Presidents of the European Parliament.
McMurtry, Larry4Larry Jeff McMurtry (born June 3, 1936) is an American novelist, essayist, bookseller and screenwriter whose work is predominantly set in either the old West or in contemporary Texas.
McNamara, Robert7Robert Strange McNamara (June 9, 1916 – July 6, 2009) was an American politician, former US Secretary of Defence and former President of the World Bank.
McNealy, Scott6Scott McNealy (born 13 November 1954) was the chairman of Sun Microsystems, the computer technology company he co-founded in 1982.
McNeil, Hector1Hector McNeil (10 March 1907 – 11 October 1955) was a Scottish Labour politician, British Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, and Secretary of State for Scotland from 1950 until 1951 in the government of Clement Attlee.
McNeil, William Hardy43William Hardy McNeill (born October 31, 1917) is an American world historian and author, particularly noted for his writings on Western civilization. He is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Chicago where he has taught since 1947.
McPhee, John4John Angus McPhee (born 8 March 1931) is an American writer and journalist.
McQuaig, Linda19Linda Joy McQuaig (born 1951) is a Canadian journalist, columnist, non-fiction author and social critic.
McQueen, Alexander1Lee Alexander McQueen CBE (16 March 1969 – 11 February 2010) was a British fashion designer.
McTaggart, J. M. E.3John McTaggart Ellis McTaggart, commonly John McTaggart or J. M. E. McTaggart (3 September 1866 – 18 January 1925) was an idealist metaphysician. For most of his life McTaggart was a fellow and lecturer in philosophy at Trinity College. He was an exponent of the philosophy of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and among the most notable of the British idealists.
McVeigh, Timothy38Timothy James McVeigh (April 23, 1968 – June 11, 2001) was an American terrorist. A former United States Army soldier and security guard, he bombed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people. He was convicted of committing 11 offenses of United States federal law, and was sentenced to death. He was executed in 2001 for his role in the bombing, which happened on April 19, 1995. The bombing was the deadliest event of domestic terrorism in the United States, and the deadliest act of terrorism within the territorial borders of the United States, until the September 11 attacks of 2001.
Mead, Carver2Carver Andress Mead (born 1 May 1934) is a US scientist and engineer.
Mead, Margaret120Margaret Mead (16 December 1901 – 15 November 1978) was an American cultural anthropologist, who was frequently a featured writer and speaker in the mass media throughout the 1960s and 1970s.
Meade James16James Edward Meade CB, FBA (23 June 1907 – 22 December 1995) was a British economist and winner of the 1977 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences jointly with the Swedish economist Bertil Ohlin for their "pathbreaking contribution to the theory of international trade and international capital movements."
Meade, George1George Gordon Meade (31 December 1815 – 6 November 1872) was a career U.S. Army officer and engineer involved in coastal construction. During the American Civil War he served as a Union general, and is most famous for defeating Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Gettysburg.
Meadows, Donella8Donella "Dana" Meadows (March 13, 1941 – February 20, 2001) was a pioneering American environmental scientist, teacher and writer. She is best known as lead author of the influential book Limits to Growth.
Meagher, Thomas Francis3Thomas Francis Meagher (August 3, 1823 – July 1, 1867) was an Irish nationalist, a Union Army general during the American Civil War and an American politician.
Means, Gardiner C.3Gardiner Coit Means (1896 in Windham, Connecticut – February 15, 1988 in Vienna, Virginia) was an American economist who worked at Harvard University, where he met lawyer-diplomat Adolf Berle. Together they wrote the seminal work of corporate governance, The Modern Corporation and Private Property.
Mearsheimer, John33John J. Mearsheimer, PhD (born December 1947) is an American professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. He is an international relations theorist. He is the leading proponent of a branch of realist theory called offensive realism, a structural theory which, unlike the classical realism of Hans Morgenthau, blames security competition among great powers on the anarchy of the international system, not on human nature.
Meat Loaf9Michael Lee Aday (born Marvin Lee Aday on 27 September 1947), known primarily by his stage name Meat Loaf, is an American rock singer and actor, who became famous with the hit album Bat out of Hell (1977) with songs written by lyricist-composer Jim Steinman.
Mech, L. David10Lucyan David "Dave" Mech (born January 18, 1937) is an American wolf expert, a senior research scientist for the U.S. Department of the Interior's U.S. Geological Survey (since 1970), and an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul.
Medalla, David2David Medalla (born 1942) is a Filipino international artist. His work ranges from sculpture and kinetic art to painting, installation and performance art. He lives and works in London, New York City and Paris.
Medawar, Peter35Sir Peter Medawar (February 28, 1915 – October 2, 1987) was a Brazilian-born English scientist best known for his work on how the immune system rejects or accepts organ transplants. He was co-winner of the 1960 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet.
Medved, Michael1Michael Medved (born October 1948) is a United States nationally syndicated conservative talk radio show host, film critic, and author.
Mee, Arthur4Arthur Mee (21 July 1875 – 27 May 1943) was a British writer, journalist and educator. He is best known for The Children's Encyclopedia and The King's England. He also produced other works, usually with a patriotic tone, especially on the subjects of history or the countryside. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Mee
Meehl, Paul E.1Paul Everett Meehl (3 January 1920—14 February 2003) was an American psychology professor. Known for his work on the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, statistical vs. clinical prediction, and philosophy of science.
Meeks, Travis10Travis Meeks (born April 29, 1979) is an American musician, and is the lead singer and guitarist of Days of the New. He has also dealt with his drug addiction publicly on A&E's Intervention.
Meer, Simon van der1Simon van der Meer (November 24, 1925 – March 4, 2011) was a Dutch accelerator physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1984 for his contributions to the project which led to the discovery of the W and Z particles at CERN.
Meera Bai15Meera Bai, also spelled Mira Bai (1498, 1550) was a Hindu mystic poet and devotee of Krishna. She was one of the most significant Sants ("true" or "saints") of the Vaishnava bhakti movement. Some 1,300 pads (poems) commonly known as bhajans (sacred songs) are attributed to her. These are popular throughout India and have been translated and published worldwide. In the bhakti tradition, they are in passionate praise of Lord Krishna. In most of her poems, she describes her unconditional love for her Lord and promotes Krishna bhakti as the best way of life because it helps us forget our desires.
Meher Baba92Meher Baba (Devanagari: मेहेर बाबा) (25 February 1894 – 31 January 1969) was an Indian mystic who publicly declared in 1954 that he was the Avatar of this age, and that all people were avatars, though most were unaware of the fact. Although he maintained vocal silence for most of his life, his teachings spread worldwide, notably through his extensive travels and publications.
Mehta, Zubin2Zubin Mehta (Hindi: ज़ुबिन मेहता; pronounced ˈzuːbɪn ˈmeːɦt̪aː; born April 29, 1936) is an Indian conductor of western classical music. He is the Music Director for Life of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
Meier, Sid2Sid Meier (born 1954) is a renowned programmer and designer of some of the most commercially and critically successful computer games of all time.
Meindert DeJong18Meindert DeJong (4 March 1906 - 16 July 1991) was an author of children's books, and a recipient of the Newbery Medal and Hans Christian Andersen Medal for his works.
Meinhof, Ulrike5Ulrike Meinhof (7 October 1934 – 9 May 1976) was a German radical left-wing militant who started out as a journalist. She was one of the founders of the Red Army Fraction (in German: Rote Armee Fraktion), also known as the Baader-Meinhof Gang.
Meir, Golda36Golda Meir, born Golda Mabovitz (גולדה מאיר‎; 3 May 1898 – 8 December 1978), was an Israeli politician and one of the founders of the State of Israel. She served as Minister of Labor, Foreign Minister, and as the fourth Prime Minister of Israel.
Melamid, Alexander4Alexander Melamid (born July 14, 1945) is a Russian-born conceptual artist and performance artist.
Melanchthon, Philipp9Philip Melanchthon (February 16, 1497 – April 19, 1560), born Philipp Schwartzerdt, was a German reformer, collaborator with Martin Luther, the first systematic theologian of the Protestant Reformation, intellectual leader of the Lutheran Reformation, and an influential designer of educational systems.
Melbourne, William Lamb, 2nd Viscount4William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne (15 March 1779 – 24 November 1848) was a British Whig statesman who served as Home Secretary (1830–1834) and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1834 and 1835–1841).
Mellor, David7David John Mellor (born 12 March 1949) is a British former Conservative politician, barrister and radio presenter.
Mellor, Stephen J.19Stephen J. Mellor (born 1953) is an American and British software engineer, and developer of the Shlaer-Mellor method and signatory to the Agile Manifesto.
Meloy, Colin6Colin Meloy (born October 5, 1974) is the lead singer and songwriter for the folk rock band The Decemberists.
Melton, J. Gordon1John Gordon Melton (born 19 September 1942) is an American prolific and prominent religious scholar.
Meltzer, Albert1Albert Meltzer (7 January 1920 – 7 May 1996) was an anarchist activist and writer.
Melua, Katie25Ketevan "Katie" Melua (Georgian: ქეთევან "ქეთი" მელუა) (born 16 September 1984) is a Georgian-born, Belfast-raised, British singer-songwriter.
Melvill, Henry26Henry Melvill (1798–1871) was a priest in the Church of England and principal of the East India Company College from 1844-1858. Afterwards, he served as Canon of St Paul's Cathedral.
Melville, Herman98Herman Melville (1 August 1819 – 28 September 1891) was an American novelist, essayist, and poet.
Membe, Bernard5Bernard Membe (born 9 November 1953) is the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation of Tanzania.
Memmi, Albert4Albert Memmi (Arabic: ألبرت ميمي‎; born 15 December 1920, in Tunis) is a Tunisian Jewish writer and essayist who migrated to France. His most famous work is The Colonizer and the Colonized.
Menander17Menander (Greek: Μένανδρος; 342 BC – 291 BC), Greek dramatist, the chief representative of the New Comedy, was born in Athens. He was the author of more than a hundred comedies, most of which are lost. Only one play, Dyskolos, has survived in its entirety.
Mencius8Mencius 孟子; Mèng Zǐ; Meng Tzu; Zhuyin Fuhao: ㄇㄥˋ ㄗˇ ( 372 – 289 BC, or perhaps 385 – 303/302 BC) is one of the most famous Confucian philosophers.
Mencken, Henry Louis181Henry Louis Mencken (12 September 1880 – 29 January 1956), usually designated simply H. L. Mencken, was a twentieth-century journalist, satirist, social critic, cynic, and freethinker, known as the "Sage of Baltimore" and the "American Nietzsche". He is often regarded as one of the most influential American writers of the early 20th century.
Mendel of Kotzk, Menachem8Rabbi Menachem Mendel Morgensztern of Kotzk, (1787 - 27 January 1859) more commonly referred to as the Kotzker Rebbe, was a Hasidic leader, well known for his incisive and down-to-earth philosophies, and sharp-witted sayings. He appears to have had little patience for false piety or stupidity.
Mendel, Gregor12Gregor Mendel (July 20, 1822 – January 6, 1884) was a German-speaking scientist and Augustinian friar, widely known as the "father of modern genetics".
Mendeleev, Dmitri19Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev, Russian: Дми́трий Ива́нович Менделе́ев, also romanized Mendeleyev or Mendeleef (8 February O.S. 27 January 1834 – 2 February O.S. 20 January 1907) was a Russian chemist and inventor. He is credited as being the creator of the first version of the periodic table of elements. Using the table, he predicted the properties of elements yet to be discovered.
Mendelssohn, Felix4Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (February 3, 1809 – November 4, 1847) was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor.
Mendenhall, George E.7George Emery Mendenhall (born 1916-08-13) is an author and Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan’s Department of Near Eastern Studies.
Mendès-France, Pierre1Pierre Mendès-France (11 January 1907 – 18 October 1982) was a French politician who served as France's Prime Minister from 1954 until 1955.
Mendes, Aristides de Sousa8Aristides de Sousa Mendes (19 July 1885 – 3 April 1954) was a Portuguese diplomat who fought against his own government for the safety of Jews living in Europe in the early years of World War II. Between June 16 and 23, 1940, he frantically issued Portuguese visas free of charge, to over 30,000 refugees seeking to escape the Nazi terror, 12,000 of whom were Jews.
Mendes, Eva2Eva Mendes (born March 5, 1974) is an American actress.
Menem, Carlos32Carlos Saúl Menem (Anillaco, La Rioja, July 2nd 1930) is an Argentine politician and laywer. He held the position of President of the Nation between 1989 and 1999.
Meneses, Francisco de Sá de1Francisco de Sá de Meneses (c. 1600 – 21 May 1664) was a Portuguese poet, author of the epic poem Malacca Conquered (1634).
Ménétra, Jacques-Louis4Jacques-Louis Ménétra (1738 - c. 1803) was a French author, who started his career as glazier.
Mengele, Josef8Dr. Josef Mengele (March 16, 1911 – February 7, 1979) was a German SS officer and a physician in the German Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. He gained notoriety chiefly for being one of the SS physicians who supervised the selection of arriving transports of prisoners, determining who was to be killed and who was to become a forced labourer, and for performing human experiments on camp inmates, amongst whom Mengele was known as the Angel of Death. After the war, he first hid in Germany under an assumed name, then escaped and lived in South America, first in Argentina (until 1959) and finally in Brazil, in the cities of Serra Negra, Moji das Cruzes, and then died in Bertioga, where he drowned in the sea after suffering a stroke. His identity was confirmed by forensic experts from UNICAMP using DNA testing on his remains.
Menger, Carl6Carl Menger (February 23, 1840 – February 26, 1921) was an Austrian economist, known as founder of the Austrian School of economics. Menger contributed to the development of the theory of marginal utility, which contested the cost-of-production theories of value, developed by the classical economists such as Adam Smith and David Ricardo.
Mengistu Haile Mariam27Mengistu Haile Mariam (born 21 May 1937) was the communist leader of Ethiopia (1974-1991) during the Ethiopian Civil War, and the most prominent member of the Derg, the military junta responsible for the deposition of Haile Selassie. Since his overthrow, he has been granted asylum in Zimbabwe by Robert Mugabe.
Menken, Adah Isaacs2Adah Isaacs Menken (15 June 1835 – 10 August 1868) was an American actress, painter and poet.
Menken, Alan2Alan Menken (born 22 July 1949) is a composer and lyricist for movies and musicals, usually working with Howard Ashman, Tim Rice, and Stephen Schwartz.
Mennea, Pietro1Pietro Paolo Mennea (28 June 1952 – 21 March 2013) was an Italian sprinter and politician, who was the 1980 Moscow Olympic 200 meter champion, and also held the 200 m world record for 17 years with his time of 19.72, set in September 1979.
Menon, MGK1Mambillikalathil Govind Kumar Menon (born August 28, 1928), also known as M. G. K. Menon, is a physicist and policy maker from India. He has had a role in almost every facet of science and technology development in India during the past four decades but the important one was nurturing the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, which his mentor Homi J. Bhabha founded in 1945.
Menuez, Doug2Doug Menuez (born 1957) is an American photographer. His career encompasses photojournalism, documentary, commercial, and commissioned photography. He has traveled to the North Pole, the Amazon, Vietnam, Africa, Dubai, Japan, and other regions of the world.
Mercado, Syesha2Syesha Raquel Mercado (born January 2, 1987) is a singer-songwriter and actress. Mercado was the third-place contestant on American Idol season 7.
Mercator, Gerardus3Gerardus Mercator (March 5, 1512 – December 2, 1594) was a cartographer, philosopher and mathematician. He is best known for his work in cartography, particular the world map of 1569 based on a new projection which represented sailing courses of constant bearing as straight lines. He was the first to use the term Atlas for a collection of maps.
Mercer, Johnny12John Herndon Mercer (November 18, 1909 – June 25, 1976) was a popular American songwriter and singer.
Merchant, Ismail2Ismail Merchant (25 December 1936 – 25 May 2005) was an Indian-born film producer; co-founder of Merchant Ivory Productions.
Merchant, Natalie60Natalie Merchant (born 26 October 1963) is an American singer, song-writer, musician and poet who first gained fame in the group 10,000 Maniacs which she co-founded in 1981.
Mercier, Honoré3Honoré Mercier (October 15, 1840 – October 30, 1894) was a lawyer, journalist and politician in Quebec, Canada. He was the Premier of Quebec from January 27, 1887 to December 21, 1891, as leader of the Parti national or Liberal Party of Quebec.
Mercury, Freddie32Freddie Mercury (5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991), born Farrokh Bulsara, was a British musician, most famous as the lead singer of the rock band Queen. He died of bronchopneumonia induced by HIV (AIDS), only a day after going public with an announcement of his illness.
Meredith, George45George Meredith (February 12, 1828 – May 18, 1909) was an English novelist and poet.
Meri, Arnold1Arnold Meri (1 July 1919 – 27 March 2009) was an Estonian veteran of World War II and a Hero of the Soviet Union.
Merkel, Angela14Angela Dorothea Merkel (born 17 July 1954) is the Chancellor of Germany. She assumed office in 2005 as chairwoman of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU).
Merkle, Ralph1Ralph C. Merkle (born 2 February 1952) is a pioneer in public key cryptography, and more recently a researcher and speaker on molecular nanotechnology and cryonics.
Merleau-Ponty, Maurice16Maurice Merleau-Ponty (March 14, 1908 – May 3, 1961) was a French phenomenological philosopher.
Merman, Ethel1Ethel Merman (January 16, 1908 – February 15, 1984) was a Tony Award and Grammy Award-winning star of stage and film musicals.
Mermin, David7N. David Mermin (born March 30, 1935, in New Haven, Connecticut, USA) is Horace White Professor of Physics Emeritus at Cornell University
Merrick, James3James Merrick (1720–1769) was an English poet and scholar.
Merrick, Joseph5Joseph Carey Merrick (5 August 1862 – 11 April 1890) was an English entertainer and poet, who became famous as "The Elephant Man".
Merrill, Stuart4Stuart Merrill (1863–1915) was an American poet who wrote in French.
Merson, Paul2Paul Merson (born 20 March 1968) is a former footballer turned pundit.
Merton, Robert K.12Robert K. Merton (4 July 1910 – 23 February 2003) was a distinguished American sociologist perhaps best known for having coined the phrase "self-fulfilling prophecy."
Merton, Thomas27Thomas Merton (31 January 1915 – 10 December 1968) was one of the most influential Catholic authors of the 20th century. A Trappist monk of the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani, in the U.S. state of Kentucky, Merton was an acclaimed Catholic theologian, poet, author and social activist.
Merz, Mario1Mario Merz (1 January 1925 – 9 November 2003) was an Italian artist.
Merz, Marisa1Marisa Merz (born 1931, in Turin, Italy) is an Italian sculptor, widow of Mario Merz and part of the movement Arte Povera.
Mesarovic, Mihajlo D.11Mihajlo D. Mesarovic (born July 2, 1928) is a Serbian scientist, professor of Systems Engineering and Mathematics at Case Western Reserve University and pioneer in the field of Mathematical General Systems Theory.
Mesbah-Yazdi, Mohammad-Taqi1Ayatollah Mohammad-Taghi Mesbah-Yazdi (born 1934) is a senior member of the Assembly of Experts of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Meshkini, Ali9Ayatollah Ali Meshkini (1922 – 30 July 2007) was an Iranian cleric and politician and the chairman of the Assembly of Experts.
Messi, Lionel138Lionel Messi, affectionately known as Leo (born 24 June 1987) is an Argentine professional footballer. He plays for FC Barcelona at club level and is the captain for Argentina. As a four-time Ballon d'Or winner, Messi is considered one of the greatest footballers in football history by his peers, coaches, media, and legends of the sport. Messi has broken several individual records and is commonly regarded as the best footballer of his generation.
Messiah, Albert1Albert Messiah (born 23 September 1921, Nice – 17 April 2013) is a French physicist. During the Second World War, he fought in the French Resistance. He authored a textbook on quantum mechanics that trained generations of French physicists.
Metastasio8Pietro Antonio Domenico Trapassi (January 3, 1698 – April 12, 1782), better known by his pseudonym of Metastasio, was an Italian poet and librettist, considered the most important writer of opera seria libretti.
Metaxas, Ioannis1Ioannis Metaxas (12 April 1871 – 29 January 1941) was a Greek military officer and politician. He was Prime Minister of Greece from 1936 to 1941.
Metropolis, Nicholas1Nicholas Constantine Metropolis (June 11, 1915 – October 17, 1999) was a Greek American mathematician, physicist, and computer scientist.
Metternich, Klemens von4Prince Klemens Wenzel von Metternich (full name German: Klemens Wenzel Nepomuk Lothar, Fürst von Metternich-Winneburg zu Beilstein; anglicised as Clement Wenceslas Lothar von Metternich-Winneburg-Beilstein; 15 May 1773 – 11 June 1859) was a German-born Austrian politician and statesman and one of the most important diplomats of his era, serving as the Foreign Minister of the Holy Roman Empire and its successor state, the Austrian Empire, from 1809 until the liberal revolutions of 1848 forced his resignation.
Metzenmacher, Ralf3Ralf Metzenmacher (born 26 July 1964) is a German painter and designer. He is a representative and pioneer of Retro-Art, a synthesis between art and product design. Metzenmacher sees his Retro-Art technique as a revitalization of 17th century still life painting and as a further development of Pop art.
Metzger, Gustav7Gustav Metzger (born 10 April 1926) is an artist and political activist who developed the concept of Auto-Destructive Art and the Art Strike. Together with John Sharkey, he initiated the Destruction in Art Symposium in 1966. Metzger is recognised for his protests in the political and artistic realms.
Metzinger, Jean34Jean Metzinger (24 June 1883 – 3 November 1956) was a French artist who lived and worked in Paris for most of his professional career. Inspired by the work of Georges Seurat and Paul Cézanne, he is one of the founders of Cubism, along with Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque and Albert Gleizes.
Mewes, Jason13Jason Edward Mewes (born June 12, 1974) is an American television and film actor, film producer and internet radio show host. He has played Jay, the vocal half of the duo Jay and Silent Bob, in longtime friend Kevin Smith's films.
Meyer, Frederick Brotherton6Frederick Brotherton Meyer (April 8, 1847 – March 28, 1929), a contemporary and friend of D. L. Moody and A. C. Dixon, was a Baptist pastor and evangelist in England involved in ministry and inner city mission work on both sides of the Atlantic. Author of numerous religious books and articles, many of which remain in print today, he was described in an obituary as The Archbishop of the Free Churches.
Meyer, Hajo2Hajo Meyer (born August 12, 1924 – 23 August, 2014) is a Jewish-German-Dutch physicist and political activist.
Meyer, Leonard B.2Leonard B. Meyer (1918–2007) was a musicologist, composer, author, and philosopher. He contributed major works in the fields of aesthetic theory in Music, and compositional analysis. Best known for his various musical theories expressed in his book Emotion and Meaning in Music and Style and Music: Theory, History, and Ideology.
Meyer, Philipp8Philipp Meyer (born 1974) is an American novelist.
Meyer, Stephenie58Stephenie Meyer (born December 24, 1973) is an American author. She is author of the young adult Twilight saga, which consists of Twilight and its sequels New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. The Twilight saga centers around Bella Swan, a human girl who falls in love with vampire Edward Cullen. Meyer is also the author of an adult science-fiction novel, The Host.
Meynell, Alice2Alice Christiana Gertrude Thompson Meynell (22 September 1847 – 27 November 1922) was an English writer, editor, critic, and suffragist, now remembered mainly as a poet.
MF DOOM18MF DOOM (born 9 January 1971) is a British-born American underground hip hop artist best known for his "super villain" stage persona and unique lyrics.
Micallef, Shaun14Shaun Micallef (born 18 July 1962) is an Australian actor, comedian and writer. After ten years of working in insurance law as a solicitor in Adelaide, Micallef moved to Melbourne to pursue a full-time comedy career in 1993. He first gained recognition as a cast member of the sketch comedy show Full Frontal, which in turn led to a number of television roles including his own sketch show, The Micallef P(r)ogram(me), the sitcom Welcher & Welcher and the variety show Micallef Tonight.
Michael Jopling1Thomas Michael Jopling, Baron Jopling, PC (born 10 December 1930) is a politician in the United Kingdom, and sits in the House of Lords as a member of the Conservative Party.
Michael Levy, Baron Levy3Michael Abraham Levy, Baron Levy (born 11 July 1944) is a friend of Tony Blair and a fundraiser for the British Labour party.
Michael Nava8Michael Nava (born 16 September 1954) is an American attorney and writer.
Michael Oakeshott3Michael Joseph Oakeshott (11 December 1901 – 19 December 1990) was an English philosopher and political theorist who wrote about philosophy of history, philosophy of religion, aesthetics, philosophy of education, and philosophy of law.
Michael Powell (director)16Michael Powell (30 September 1905 – 19 February 1990)
Michael Szenberg10Michael Szenberg (born 1934) is a distinguished professor of economics and past Chairman of the Finance and Economics department at Pace University's Lubin School of Business.
Michaels, Barry M1Barry Michaels (born 1952) is an American radio personality.
Michaels, Lorne)1Lorne Michaels (born November 17, 1944) is a Canadian television producer, writer and comedian best known for creating and producing Saturday Night Live and producing the various film and TV projects that spun off from it.
Michalka, Alyson2Alyson Rae Michalka (born March 25, 1989), often credited as Aly, is an American actress and singer. She is perhaps best known for her role as Keely Teslow in the Disney Channel Original Series, Phil of the Future and in the Disney Channel Original Movie Cow Belles and as one-half of the musical duo Aly & AJ with her sister Amanda Joy "AJ" Michalka.
Michel, Jean-Louis1Jean-Louis (1785 – 1865) was a mulatto fencing master, sometimes hailed as the foremost exponent of the art of fencing in the nineteenth century.
Michelangelo12Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (March 6, 1475 – February 18, 1564), commonly known as Michelangelo, was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art.
Michelson, Albert A3Albert Abraham Michelson (19 December 1852 – 9 May 1931) was a German-born American physicist known for his work on the measurement of the speed of light and especially for the Michelson-Morley experiment. In 1907 he received the Nobel Prize in Physics, the first American to receive the Nobel Prize in sciences.
Michener, James49James Albert Michener (3 February 1907 – 16 October 1997) was an American author of more than 40 titles, the majority of which are novels of sweeping sagas, covering the lives of many generations in a particular geographic locale and incorporating historical facts into the story as well.
Mickiewicz, Adam14Adam Mickiewicz (24 December 1798 – 26 November 1855) was a Polish writer and poet, considered by many to be the greatest Polish Romantic poet of the 19th century.
Mickle, William Julius15William Julius Mickle (29 September 1734 – 28 October 1788) was a Scottish poet.
Middleton, Thomas35Thomas Middleton (1580–1627) was an English Jacobean playwright and poet. Middleton stands with John Fletcher and Ben Jonson as among the most successful and prolific of playwrights who wrote their best plays during the Jacobean period. He stands with William Shakespeare as one of the few Renaissance dramatists to achieve equal success in comedy and tragedy. Also a prolific writer of masques and pageants, he remains one of the most noteworthy and characteristic of Jacobean dramatists.
Midgley, Gerald4Gerald Midgley (born c. 1960) is a British organizational theorist, professor of systems thinking, director of the Centre for Systems Studies at the University of Hull.
Midgley, Mary38Mary Beatrice Midgley (née Scrutton; born 13 September 1919) is an English moral philosopher.
Midler, Bette1Bette Midler (born December 1, 1945) is an American actress, comedienne and singer. She is a Grammy award winner and multiple oscar-nominee. She is well known for her raunchy character "The Divine Miss M," and is an active supporter of gay rights as well as an environmentalist.
Miéville, China26China Miéville (born 6 September 1972) is a Hugo, Arthur C. Clarke and Locus award-winning English fantastic fiction writer.
Mighty Sparrow1Mighty Sparrow or Birdie (born Slinger Francisco, July 9, 1935, in Grandroy Bay, Grenada, West Indies) is a calypso singer, songwriter, and guitarist. The self-dubbed "Calypso King of the World," he is one of the most well-known and successful calypsonians. He has won Trinidad's Carnival Road March competition nine times and has been named Calypso Monarch eight times, achieving both accolades more times than any other calypsonian.
Miguel, Luis19Luis Miguel (born April 19, 1970) is a Mexican singer. He is referred to as "El Sol de México" (The Sun of Mexico). He has won four Latin Grammy Awards and five Grammy Awards.
Mihira Bhoja I3Mihira Bhoja I (or Bhoja I) (836–885 CE) was the Gurjar ruler of the Gurjara pratihara dynasty of India. He succeeded his father Ramabhadra. In his ruling time Gurjar parihar dynasty was at its zenith and peak of prosperity.
Mike Milbury4Mike Milbury (born June 17, 1952) is an American sportscaster currently working as an ice hockey analyst for the New England Sports Network (NESN), Hockey Night in Candad and the NHL on ABC. He played twelve seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL), all of them as a defenseman for the Boston Bruins.
Mike Patton11Mike Patton (born January 27, 1968) is an American musician, best known as the lead singer of the band Faith No More.
Mike Rosen15Mike Rosen (born 5 December 1944) is the host of Denver's most popular radio talk show on 850 KOA (AM) (Monday through Friday 9am to 11:45am) and a columnist for the Rocky Mountain News.
Mike Warnke10Michael Alfred "Mike" Warnke (born 19 November 1946) was a Christian evangelist and comedian who became one of evangelical Christianity's best-known experts on the subject of Satanism until an investigation by Cornerstone magazine revealed his testimony of having been a reformed ex-Satanist was a hoax.
Mikes, George4George Mikes (1912–1987) was a Hungarian-born British author, best known for his humorous commentaries on various countries and their citizens.
Mikoyan, Anastas14Anastas Hovhannesi Mikoyan (November 25 O.S. November 25 1895 – October 21, 1978) was an Armenian Old Bolshevik and Soviet statesman during the Stalin and Khrushchev years. During Stalin's reign, he was awarded with several high governmental posts including Minister of Trade. After the dictator's death, he backed Nikita Khrushchev and his de-stalinization policy. Mikoyan's influence was retained under Brezhnev as he was appointed Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet from 1964 until his retirement in 1965. During his tenure under Khrushchev, he was considered the second most powerful man in the Soviet Union. Mikoyan died on October 21, 1978, at the age of 82 from natural causes and was buried at Novodevichy Cemetery in Russia. Mikoyan received a total of six commendations of the Order of Lenin. His brother, Artem Ivanovich Mikoyan, was the co-founder and one of the primary designers of the Soviet MiG military aircraft.
Milbank, John3Alasdair John Milbank (born 1952) is an English Christian theologian and the Professor of Religion, Politics and Ethics at the University of Nottingham, where he also directs the Centre of Theology and Philosophy.
Milch, Erhard5Erhard Milch (March 30, 1892 – January 25, 1972) was a German field marshal who oversaw the development of the Luftwaffe as part of the re-armament of Germany following World War I. Milch was sentenced to life imprisonment at Landsberg prison. His sentence was commuted to 15 years imprisonment in 1951, but he was released in June 1954. He lived out the remainder of his life at Düsseldorf, where he died in 1972.
Mildner, Rudolf5Rudolf Mildner (July 7, 1902 – 1951) was the chief of the Gestapo at Kattowicz and was head of the political department at Auschwitz which conducted third degree methods of interrogation from March 1941 until September 1943. As such, he frequently sent prisoners to Auschwitz for incarceration or execution and visited Auschwitz on several occasions. Mildner testified at Nuremberg and remained in custody until 1949.
Miles, Josephine2Josephine Miles (June 11, 1911 – May 12, 1985) was an American poet and literary critic.
Miles, Richard7Richard Miles (born 1969) is a British historian and archaeologist, best known for presenting historical documentary series.
Milgram, Stanley10Stanley Milgram (15 August 1933 – 20 December 1984) was an American social psychologist famous for his controversial study known as the Milgram Experiment on obedience to authority figures, conducted in the 1960s during his professorship at Yale, and for the small-world experiment (the source of the six degrees of separation concept) as part of his dissertation while at Harvard. He also introduced the concept of the familiar stranger.
Milgrom, Mordehai5Mordehai (Moti) Milgrom (born 1946) is an Israeli astrophysicist, known for his proposal of Modified Newtonian dynamics (MOND).
Milhaud, Darius1Darius Milhaud (4 September 1892 – 22 June 1974) was a French composer and teacher. He was a member of Les Six—also known as The Group of Six—and one of the most prolific composers of the 20th century.
Miliband, Ed4Edward Samuel Miliband (born 24 December 1969) is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Leader of the Labour Party and the Leader of the Opposition of the United Kingdom between 2010 and 2015.
Milk, Harvey12Harvey Milk (22 May 1930 – 27 November 1978) was an American politician and gay rights activist, and the first openly gay city supervisor of San Francisco, California. He was assassinated in 1978, and is seen by some as a martyr to the LGBT community.
Mill, James5James Mill (April 6, 1773 – June 23, 1836) was a Scottish utilitarian philosopher of the school of Jeremy Bentham; also an economist, historian and political theorist. He was the father of the political philosopher John Stuart Mill.
Mill, John Stuart130John Stuart Mill (May 20 1806 – May 8 1873), also known as J.S. Mill, was an English political philosopher and economist who was an advocate of utilitarianism.
Millay, Edna St. Vincent16Edna St. Vincent Millay (February 22, 1892 – October 19, 1950) was an American lyrical poet and playwright and the first woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. She was also known for her unconventional, bohemian lifestyle and her many love affairs. She used the pseudonym Nancy Boyd for her prose work.
Miller, Alex3Alex Miller (born 1936) Australian novelist.
Miller, Alice14Alice Miller (12 January 1923 – 14 April 2010) was a psychologist noted for her work on child abuse and its effects upon society as well as the lives of individuals.
Miller, Arthur112Arthur Asher Miller (17 October 1915 – 10 February 2005) was an American playwright, essayist, and author.
Miller, Bode11Samuel Bode Miller (born October 12, 1977, Easton, New Hampshire) is an American alpine skier.
Miller, Dennis29Dennis Miller (born November 3, 1953, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American comedian, political and social commentator, and television personality.
Miller, Ezra2Ezra Miller (born September 1992) is an American actor and musician (drummer of Sons of an Illustrious Father)
Miller, Frank11Frank Miller (born 27 January 1957) is a comic book writer and artist.
Miller, Henry67Henry Valentine Miller (26 December 1891 – 7 June 1980) was an American writer.
Miller, J. Irwin1J. Irwin Miller (May 26, 1909 – August 19, 2004) was an American industrialist and patron of modern architecture. He was CEO of Cummins.
Miller, James Grier10James Grier Miller (1916 – 7 November 2002, California) was an American biologist, a pioneer of systems science, who originated the modern use of the term "behavioral science".
Miller, Joaquin36Joaquin Miller (September 8, 1837 – February 17, 1913) was the pen name of the American poet, essayist and fabulist Cincinnatus Heine (or Hiner) Miller.
Miller, Jonathan8Sir Jonathan Wolfe Miller, CBE (born 21 July 1934) is a British theatre and opera director, actor, author, television presenter, humourist, and medical doctor.
Miller, Judith1Judith Miller (born January 2, 1948) is a Pulitzer Prize winning American journalist, formerly of the The New York Times in Washington D.C.
Miller, Julius Sumner7Professor Julius Sumner Miller (May 17, 1909 – April 14, 1987) was an American science popularizer, most famous for his work on children's television programs, including his work as "Professor Wonderful" in "Fun with Science" portions of syndicated episodes of The Mickey Mouse Club.
Miller, Marisa11Marisa Lee Miller (born August 6, 1978, in Santa Cruz, California) is an American model best known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues, and her work for lingerie retailer Victoria's Secret, since 2002.
Miller, Merton6Merton Howard Miller (May 16, 1923 – June 3, 2000) was an American economist, and the co-author of the Modigliani–Miller theorem (1958), which proposed the irrelevance of debt-equity structure. He shared the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1990, along with Harry Markowitz and William F. Sharpe. Miller spent most of his academic career at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business.
Miller, Sienna2Sienna Miller (born 28 December 1981) is an English actress and model.
Miller, Walter M.3Walter Michael Miller, Jr. (23 January 1923 – 9 January 1996) was an American science fiction writer, most famous for his novel A Canticle for Leibowitz (1959), winner of the 1961 Hugo Award for best novel.
Miller, Wentworth4Wentworth Earl Miller III (born June 2, 1972) is a American actor who rose to stardom following his role as Michael Scofield in the Fox Network television series Prison Break.
Miller, William2William Miller (1810–1872) was a Scottish poet.
Miller, Zell8Zell Miller (born February 24, 1932) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Georgia.
Milligan, Spike10Terence Alan Milligan, KBE (16 April 1918 – 27 February 2002), known as Spike Milligan, was an Irish writer, artist, musician, humanitarian, comedian and poet. He played the piano, trumpet, saxophone, and guitar. While producing a prodigous number of books, he remains most famous as the creator, principal writer and performing member of The Goon Show.
Millikan, Robert2Robert Andrews Millikan (March 22, 1868 – December 19, 1953) was an American experimental physicist, and Nobel laureate in physics for his measurement of the charge on the electron and for his work on the photoelectric effect. He served as president of Caltech from 1921 to 1945.
Millman, Dan4Daniel Jay Millman (born February 22, 1946) is an American author and lecturer in the self-help field. Dan Millman wrote the book Way of the Peaceful Warrior which was adapted into the movie Peaceful Warrior. It is an autobiographical tale about a chance encounter with a stranger that changes the life of a college gymnast.
Mills, C. Wright42C. Wright Mills (August 28, 1916 – March 20, 1962) was an American sociologist, best remembered for studying the structure of power in the U.S. in his book The Power Elite. Mills was concerned with the responsibilities of intellectuals in post-World War II society. He advocated relevance and engagement over disinterested academic observation as a "public intelligence apparatus" in challenging the policies of the institutional elites in the "Three" (the economic, political and military).
Milman, Henry Hart5Henry Hart Milman (November 10, 1791 – September 24, 1868) was an English historian and ecclesiastic.
Milne, A. A.59Alan Alexander Milne (18 January 1882 – 31 January 1956) was an English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various children's poems.
Milne, Archibald Berkeley1Sir Archibald Berkeley Milne, 2nd Baronet (2 June 1855 – 4 July 1938) was an admiral of the Royal Navy who commanded the British Mediterranean Fleet at the outbreak of the First World War. He was a friend of Queen Alexandra, who called him "Arky-Barky".
Milner, Alfred 1st Viscount3Alfred Milner KG GCB GCMG PC (1854 - 1925) was a British statesman and colonial administrator.
Milosevic, Slobodan21Slobodan Milošević (20 August 1941, Požarevac, Kingdom of Yugoslavs – 11 March 2006, The Hague, Netherlands) was President of Serbia and of Yugoslavia. He served as the President of Socialist Republic of Serbia and Federal Serbia from 1989 until 1997 and as President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 1997 to 2000. He also led the Socialist Party of Serbia from its foundation in 1990.
Milton, John145John Milton (December 9 1608 – November 8 1674) was an English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval, and is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost (1667), written in blank verse.
Miłosz, Czesław78Czesław Miłosz (30 June 1911 – 14 August 2004) was a Polish poet and essayist, awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1980.
Mimnermus1Mimnermus of Colophon was a Greek elegiac poet, who flourished about 630–600 BC.
Minchin, Nick6Nick Hugh Minchin (born 1953-04-16) is an Australian politician, and has been a Liberal member of the Australian Senate since July 1993, representing South Australia. Minchin is the current Senate leader of the Liberal Party.
Mindell, Arnold1Arnold Mindell (born 1940), married to Amy Mindell, is an American physicist, psychotherapist, writer and the founder of Process Oriented Psychology. He lives in Portland, Oregon. His children, Lara Mindell and Robin Mindell, live in Switzerland and both work as psychotherapists. Arnold Mindell has written 20 books that have been published in 20 languages.
Miner, Charles1Charles Miner (February 1, 1780 – October 26, 1865) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.
Miner, Jay4Jay Glenn Miner (May 31, 1932 – June 20, 1994) was a famous microprocessor designer, known primarily for his work in multimedia chips.
Mingus, Charles14Charles Mingus (22 April 1922 – 5 January 1979) was an American jazz bassist, composer, bandleader, and occasional pianist also known for his activism against racial injustice.
Minnelli, Liza11Liza May Minnelli (born March 12, 1946) is an Academy Award-winning and Tony Award-winning American actress and singer.
Minogue, Kenneth11Kenneth Minogue (September 11, 1930 – June 28, 2013) was an Australian author and political theorist.
Minogue, Kylie3Kylie Minogue OBE (born 28 May 1968), often known simply as "Kylie", is an Australian singer, recording artist, songwriter, showgirl, and actress. She is the sister of Dannii Minogue.
Minow, Newton N.1Newton N. Minow (born 1926), FCC Chairman 1961–63 (appointed by John F. Kennedy), lawyer, author, activist on behalf of quality television, organizer of Presidential debates.
Minsky, Marvin61Marvin Lee Minsky (born August 9, 1927) is an American scientist in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), co-founder of MIT's AI laboratory, author of several texts on AI and philosophy, and winner of the 1969 Turing Award.
Minton, John2Francis John Minton (25 December 1917 – 20 January 1957) was an English painter, illustrator, stage designer and teacher
Mintzberg, Henry12Henry Mintzberg (born September 2, 1939) is a Canadian organizational theorist and Professor of Management Studies at the McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Miotte,Jean1Jean Miotte (born 1926, in Paris) is a French abstract painter.
Mirbeau, Octave23Octave Mirbeau (1848–1917) was a French journalist, art critic, pamphleteer, novelist, and playwright.
Miró, Joan2Joan Miró i Ferrà (April 20, 1893 – December 25, 1983) was a Spanish painter, sculptor and ceramist born in Barcelona, Spain. His work has been interpreted as Surrealism, a sandbox for the subconscious mind, a re-creation of the childlike, and a manifestation of Catalan and Spanish pride.
Mirra Alfassa56Mirra Alfassa (21 February 1878 – 17 November 1973), also known as The Mother, was the spiritual collaborator of Sri Aurobindo, who wrote a book about her in which he promoted her by the name “Mother”. In the 1960s, she established Auroville or "City of Dawn" as a place where "normal people" from all over the world could live together in harmony, seeking spirituality through Integral yoga and bring it into the world, with a central temple called the "Soul of Auroville", the Matrimandir.
Mirren, Helen1Dame Helen Mirren (born 26 July 1945) is an English actress. She is known for roles such as The Queen, Prime Suspect, Calender Girls, Elizabeth I, The Last Station and RED.
Mirrlees, Hope2Hope Mirrlees (1887–1978) was a British translator, poet and novelist.
Mirrlees, James5Sir James Alexander Mirrlees FRSE FBA (born 5 July 1936) is a Scottish economist and with William Vickrey the winner of the 1996 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. He was knighted in 1998.
Mirza, Sania61Sania Mirza (Urdu: ثانیہ مرزا‎, languageTelugu: సానియా మీర్జా, Hindi: सानिया मिर्ज़ा; born November 15, 1986, in Mumbai) is a professional Indian tennis player. From 2003 through to 2013, she was ranked by the Women's Tennis Association as India's highest ranked player, both in singles and doubles. Mirza was named one of the '50 heroes of Asia' by Time in October 2005. In March 2010, The Economic Times named her in the list of the "33 women who made India proud". Currently, she is the brand ambassador for the Indian state of Telangana
Miscavige, David20David Miscavige (born April 30, 1960) is the leader of the Church of Scientology and its many affiliated organizations, having assumed that role shortly after the death of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard in 1986. His formal title is Chairman of the Board of Religious Technology Center (RTC), a corporation that controls the trademarked names and symbols of Dianetics and Scientology.
Mises, Ludwig von44Ludwig Heinrich Edler von Mises (29 September 1881 – 10 October 1973) was an Austrian economist, philosopher, author and classical liberal who had a significant influence on the modern libertarian movement and the Austrian School.
Mishima, Yukio30Yukio Mishima (January 14, 1925 – November 25, 1970) was the pen name of Kimitake Hiraoka, a Japanese novelist, playwright, essayist and short story writer.
Misri, Dhul-Nun al-1Dhu'l-Nun al-Misri (796 – 859) was an Egyptian Sufi saint. He was considered the Patron Saint of the Physicians in the early Islamic era of Egypt, and is credited with having specialized the concept of Gnosis in Islam.
Misson, Maximilien1Francis Maximilian Misson, originally François Maximilien Misson, (c.1650 – 12 January 1722) was a French writer and traveller.
Mistinguett1Mistinguett (5 April 1875 – 5 January 1956) was a French actress and singer, whose birth name was Jeanne Florentine Bourgeois. She was at one time the best-paid female entertainer in the world.
Mitchel, John3John Mitchel (Irish: Seán Mistéil; November 3, 1815 – March 20, 1875) was an Irish nationalist activist, solicitor and political journalist. Born in Dungiven, County Derry, Ireland he became a leading Member of both Young Ireland and the Irish Confederation.
Mitchell, Adrian9Adrian Mitchell (24 October 1932 – 20 December 2008) was an English poet and dramatist.
Mitchell, Andrea1Andrea Mitchell (born October 30, 1946) is an American journalist, television commentator, and writer.
Mitchell, Colin Campbell2Colin Campbell Mitchell (17 November 1925 – 20 July 1996) was a British Army lieutenant colonel and politician. He became famous in July 1967 when he led the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in the British reoccupation of the Crater district of Aden.
Mitchell, David (novelist)48David Mitchell (born 12 January 1969) is an award-winning British writer of postmodernist novels. He has lived for many years in Japan, and has set much of his fiction in the Far East.
Mitchell, Donald Grant1Donald Grant Mitchell (April 12, 1822 – December 15, 1908) was an American essayist and novelist.
Mitchell, George J.1George John Mitchell GBE (born August 20, 1933) is the American special envoy to the Middle East for the Obama administration. A Democrat, Mitchell was a United States Senator who served as the Senate Majority Leader from 1989 to 1995.
Mitchell, John3John Newton Mitchell (1913-09-15 – 1988-11-09) was United States Attorney General under President Richard M. Nixon.
Mitchell, Joni32Joni Mitchell (born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7, 1943) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and painter.
Mitchell, Julian3Charles Julian Humphrey Mitchell (born 1 May 1935) is an English playwright, screenwriter and occasional novelist.
Mitchell, Maia8Maia Mitchell (born 18 August 1993) is an Australian actress and singer.
Mitchell, Maria8Maria Mitchell (August 1, 1818 – June 28, 1889) was the first American woman to work as a professional astronomer.
Mitchell, Martha Beall1Martha Beall Mitchell (2 September 1918 – 31 May 1976) was wife of John Mitchell, United States Attorney General under President Richard Nixon. She was known as "The Mouth of the South" and contacted reporters about her husband's activities in the Watergate scandal. Psychiatrist Brendan Maher named the Martha Mitchell effect after her, since her claims were initially taken to be a sign of mental illness.
Mitchell, Silas Weir6Silas Weir Mitchell (January 15, 1829 – January 4, 1914) was an American physician and writer.
Mitchell, Stephen9Stephen A. Mitchell (July 23, 1946 – December 21, 2000) was a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst whose writings helped to clarify many disparate psychoanalytic theories and theoreticians.
Mitchum, Robert1Robert Mitchum (August 6, 1917 – July 1, 1997) was an American actor and singer.
Mitterand, François9François Maurice Adrien Marie Mitterrand (October 26, 1916 – January 8, 1996) was a French politician. He was elected President of France in May 1981, re-elected in 1988 and held office until 1995.
Mixmaster Morris13Mixmaster Morris (July 5, 1965–) is an English ambient DJ and underground musician.1 Relating specifically to ambient music, Morris stated "It's exactly what you need if you have a busy and stressful life".
Miyamoto Musashi92Miyamoto Musashi 宮本 武蔵 (c. 1584 – 13 June 1645) was a famous Japanese swordsman, believed to have been one of the most skilled swordsmen in history. He founded the Hyoho Niten Ichi-ryu, or Nito Ryu style of swordsmanship and wrote Go Rin No Sho (The Book of Five Rings) a classic work on strategy, tactics, and philosophy.
Miyamoto, Shigeru17Shigeru Miyamoto (born November 16, 1952) is Nintendo's most respected video game developer.
Miyazaki Hayao7Hayao Miyazaki (宮崎駿, Miyazaki Hayao, born January 5, 1941) is one of the most famous and respected creators of anime, or Japanese animated films.
Mizner, Addiston13Addison Mizner (1872–1933) was an American architect, adventurer, and entrepreneur. He was best known for his role in the Florida Land Boom, and for being the "father of Boca Raton". He was affiliated with his brother, Wilson Mizner, in a series of scams and picaresque misadventures that inspired Stephen Sondheim's Bounce!.
Mizner, Wilson17Wilson Mizner (May 19, 1876 – April 3, 1933) was an American playwright, raconteur, and entrepreneur. His best-known plays are The Deep Purple, produced in 1910, and The Greyhound, produced in 1912. He was manager and co-owner of The Brown Derby restaurant in Los Angeles, California, and was affiliated with his brother, Addison Mizner, in a series of scams and picaresque misadventures that inspired Stephen Sondheim's Bounce!.
Mizrahi, Alon5Alon Mizrahi (born November 22, 1971) is an Israeli football player. He plays as a striker and he is the best scorer in Israel's football history.
Mizuno, Namboku19Namboku Mizuno (1760–1834) was a Japanese master of physiognomy and visual diagnosis during the edo period, who emphasized the connection of diet and lifestyle with good fortune and health.
Mizzy, Vic4Vic Mizzy (9 January 1916 – 17 October 2009) was an American songwriter for television and movies.
Mkapa, Benjamin9Benjamin Mkapa (born November 12, 1938) is a former President of the United Republic of Tanzania (1995–2005).
Mladić, Ratko13Ratko Mladić (born 12 March 1942 in Božinovići, Bosnia-Herzegovina) was the leader of the Army of the Republika Srpska (VRS) (the Bosnian Serb Army) during the 1992–95 war in Bosnia.
Mlodinow, Leonard17Leonard Mlodinow (born 1954, in Chicago, Illinois) is a physicist and author.
Moawad, Nayla1Nayla Moawad (born 3 July 1940) is a Lebanese politician. A member of the National Assembly, she is best known as the widow of former President René Moawad
Moby10Moby (born Richard Melville Hall, 11 September 1965) is an American techno musician living in Harlem, New York City.
Model, Walter20Otto Moritz Walter Model (January 24 1891 – April 21 1945) was a German general and later field marshal during World War II. He is noted for his defensive battles in the latter half of the war, mostly on the Eastern Front but also in the west, and for his close association with Adolf Hitler and Nazism. He has been called the Wehrmacht's best defensive tactician. In order to avoid surrender, he shot himself in the head in a wooded area on April 21, 1945. The location, between Duisburg and the village of Lintorf, is today part of the city of Ratingen.
Modersohn-Becker, Paula8Paula Modersohn-Becker (February 8, 1876 - November 21, 1907) was a German painter, was one of the most important representatives of early Expressionism.
Modi, Narendra Damodardas110Narendra Damodardas Modi (born 17 September 1950 in Vadnagar) is the 15th Prime Minister of India.
Modiano, Patrick23Jean Patrick Modiano (born 30 July 1945) is a French novelist and recipient of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Modigliani, Amedeo3Amedeo Clemente Modigliani (12 July 1884 – 24 January 1920) was an Italian painter and sculptor who pursued his career for the most part in France. Influenced by the artists in his circle of friends and associates, by a range of genres and movements, and by primitive art, Modigliani's oeuvre was nonetheless unique and idiosyncratic.
Modigliani, Franco5Franco Modigliani (June 18, 1918 – September 25, 2003) was an Italian economist naturalized American, a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and MIT Department of Economics who won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1985.
Modjeska, Helena1Helena Modjeska (October 12, 1840 – April 8, 1909) was a renowned Polish-American actress who specialized in Shakespearean and tragic roles.
Modris Eksteins1Modris Eksteins (born December 13, 1943 in Riga, Latvia) is a Canadian historian with a special interest in German history and modern culture.
Mofaz, Shaul1Shaul Mofaz (born 1948 in Tehran, Iran) is the current Israeli Minister of Transportation and a Deputy Prime Minister.
Moffat, John22John W. Moffat (born 1932) is a Canadian physicist and cosmologist, Professor Emeritus in physics at the University of Toronto and adjunct Professor in physics at the University of Waterloo.
Moffat, Steven7Steven Moffat (born 18 November 1961) is a Scottish television writer and producer, who is currently lead writer and executive producer of Doctor Who, as well as a primary writer on Sherlock.
Mogherini, Federica5Federica Mogherini (born 16 June 1973) is an Italian politician and political scientist. She has been Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy since February 2014. She was appointed as EU's foreign policy chief on 30 August 2014.
Mohammad Hidayatullah42Mohammad Hidayatullah OBE (Hindi: मुहम्मद हिदायतुल्लाह, Urdu: محمّد ہدایت اللہ‎) (December 17, 1905 – September 18, 1992) was the eleventh Chief Justice of India, serving from February 25, 1968 to December 16, 1970, and the sixth Vice-President of India, serving from August 20, 1979 to August 20, 1984. As the Chief Justice of India, he had also served as the Acting President of India from July 20, 1969 to August 24, 1969.
Mohammad Javad Zarif3Mohammad Javad Zarif (Persian: محمدجواد ظریف خوانساری, born 7 January 1960) is an Iranian diplomat, academic and current Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Mohammad-Najjar, Mostafa2Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar (born 1956) has been the defense minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran since 2005.
Mohammed VI17Mohammed VI (born 21 August 1963) is the current King of Morocco. He ascended to the throne on 23 July 1999 upon the death of his father, King Hassan II.
Mohnke, Wilhelm3SS-Brigadeführer Wilhelm Mohnke (March 15, 1911 – August 6, 2001) was one of the original 120 members of the SS-Staff Guard (Stabswache) "Berlin" formed in March 1933. From those ranks, Mohnke was to rise to become one of Adolf Hitler's last remaining generals. Despite a campaign, led by the British Member of Parliament Jeff Rooker, to prosecute him for his alleged involvement in war crimes during the early part of the war, Wilhelm Mohnke was able to live out the remainder of his years in peace. He died in the coastal village of Damp, near Eckernförde in Schleswig-Holstein in August 2001, at the age of 90.
Moholy-Nagy,Laszlo4László Moholy-Nagy (July 20, 1895 – November 24, 1946) was a Hungarian painter and photographer as well as professor in the Bauhaus school. He was highly influenced by constructivism. He was a strong advocate of the integration of technology and industry into the arts.
Mohsen Rezaee2Mohsen Rezaee Mirgha'ed (محسن رضائی) (born Sabzevar Rezaee Mirgha'ed in September 1954) is an Iranian politician, professor, and military commander, currently the Secretary of the Expediency Discernment Council of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Mohsen, Zuheir1Zuheir Mohsen (1936–1979) was a Palestinian leader of the Syria-controlled as-Sa'iqa faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) between 1971 and 1979.
Mohseni-Ejehei, Gholam Hossein2Hojjatol-Islam Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejeie (born 1956 in Mashhad, Iran) had been the Intelligence minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran since 2005 to 2009.Mohseni-Ejehei be Attorney General of Iran in 2009.
Moir, David Macbeth1David Macbeth Moir (January 5, 1798 – July 6, 1851), Scottish physician and writer, was born at Musselburgh. He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh, taking his degree in 1816. He contributed both prose and verse to the magazines, and particularly, with the signature of Delta, to Blackwood's Magazine. A collection of his poetry was edited in 1852 by Thomas Aird.
Molay, Jacques de3Jacques de Molay (est. 1244-5/1249-50 - 18 March 1314), a minor Frankish noble, served as the 23rd, and officially last, Grand Master of the Knights Templar, and is probably the best known Templar besides the order's founder and first grand master, Hugues de Payns. He failed to successfully lead the Templars through the inquisitions made against them and was burnt at the stake on an island in the river Seine in Paris, Ile de la Cité, on 18 March 1314.
Molière47Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, more famous as Molière (15 January 1622 – 17 February 1673) was a French theatre writer, director and actor, one of the masters of comic satire.
Molinari,Gustave de5Gustave de Molinari (3 March 1819 – 28 January 1912) was a Belgian political economist and classical liberal theorist.
Mollison, Bill33Bill Mollison (born 1928 in Tasmania, Australia) is a researcher, author, scientist, teacher, naturalist and has been called the 'father of permaculture', an integrated system of design co-developed with David Holmgren that encompasses not only agriculture, horticulture, architecture and ecology but also economic systems, land access strategies and legal systems for businesses and communities.
Molotov, Vyacheslav17Vyacheslav Molotov (in Russian Вячесла́в Миха́йлович Мо́лотов), Vjačeslav Mihajlovič Molotov, (9 March 1890 {February 25 O.S.} – 8 November 1986), was Soviet politician and diplomat, a leading figure in the Soviet government from the 1920s, when he rose to power as a protégé of Joseph Stalin, to the 1950s, when he was dismissed from office by Nikita Khrushchev. He was the principal Soviet signatory of the Nazi-Soviet non-aggression pact of 1939 (also known as the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact).
Moltke, Helmuth von3Field Marshall Helmuth Karl Bernhard Graf von Moltke (26 October 1800 – 24 April 1891) was Chief of Staff of the Prussian General Staff from 1857 to 1871 and then of the Great General Staff (GGS) from 1871 to 1888. He was an architect of Germany's Wars of Unification (1864–71). He is often referred to as Moltke the Elder to distinguish him from his nephew, Helmuth Johann Ludwig von Moltke.
Mommsen, Theodor18Christian Matthias Theodor Mommsen (30 November 1817 – 1 November 1903) was a German classical scholar, jurist and historian, generally regarded as the greatest classicist of the 19th century. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1902, and was also a prominent German politician, as a member of the Prussian and German parliaments.
Monbiot, George6George Monbiot (born 27 January 1963) is a journalist, author, academic and environmental and political activist in the United Kingdom who writes a weekly column for The Guardian newspaper.
Monck, George, 1st Duke of Albemarle2George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle (6 December 1608 – 3 January 1670) was an English general and politician.
Monckton, Christopher11Christopher Monckton, 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley (born 14 February 1952) is a former British policy advisor and journalist. He is presently a contributer to Watts Up With That?.
Mondrian, Piet14Pieter Cornelis (Piet) Mondriaan (after 1912 Mondrian; March 7, 1872 – February 1, 1944) was a Dutch painter starting in Dutch impressionism but soon developping abstraction in his landscape paintings. He became leader and inspirator of the De Stijl art movement and group, together with Theo van Doesburg. Mondrian proclamed the 'Neo Plasticism' as a completely new, abstract art.
Monet, Claude64Oscar-Claude Monet (November 14, 1840 – December 5, 1926) was a French
Monheit, Jane7Jane Monheit (born November 3, 1977) is an American jazz singer, considered by many to be one of the most promising American jazz vocalists of her generation.
Monk, Thelonius5Thelonious Monk (10 October 1917 – 17 February 1982) was a jazz pianist and composer.
Monkhouse, Bob17Robert Alan Monkhouse OBE (1 June 1928 – 29 December 2003) was a British comedian, actor and presenter.
Monnet, Jean5Jean Omer Marie Gabriel Monnet (9 November 1888 – 16 March 1979) is regarded by many as a chief architect of European Unity. Never elected to public office, Monnet worked behind the scenes of American and European governments as a well-connected pragmatic internationalist.
Monnington, Walter Thomas1Sir Walter Thomas Monnington (October 2, 1902, London – 1976) was an English painter. From 1918 to 1923 he studied at the Slade School of Art.
Monod, Jacques9Jacques Lucien Monod (9 February 1910 – 31 May 1976) was a French biologist who was awarded a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1965, sharing it with François Jacob and Andre Lwoff "for their discoveries concerning genetic control of enzyme and virus synthesis".
Monro, Charles1Sir Charles Monro (15 June 1860 – 7 December 1929) was a British Army General during World War I and Governor of Gibraltar from 1923 to 1929.
Monro, Harold4Harold Edward Monro (14 March 1879 – 16 March 1932) was a Belgian-born British poet, publisher, bookseller and anthologist. He was a tireless supporter of contemporary English poetry, not least as publisher of Edward Marsh's Georgian Poetry series.
Monroe, Bill5William 'Bill' Smith Monroe (13 September 1911 - 9 September 1996) was an American mandolinist, singer, and songwriter who created the style of music known as bluegrass.
Monroe, Jack1Jack Monroe (born 16 March 1988) is a British writer, poverty and food campaigner and blogger.
Monroe, Marilyn38Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; 1 June 1926 – 5 August 1962) was an American actress, singer, model, and one of the most famous Hollywood icons of the twentieth century.
Monson, Thomas S.10Thomas Spencer Monson (born August 21, 1927) is the sixteenth and current President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), a role he assumed on February 3, 2008.
Montagu, Lady Mary Wortley5Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (26 May 1689 – 21 August 1762) was an English aristocrat and writer, chiefly remembered today for her letters.
Montaigne, Michel de237Michel de Montaigne (Michel Eyquem, lord of the manor of Montaigne, Dordogne) (28 February 1533 – 13 September 1592) was an influential French Renaissance writer, generally considered to be the inventor of the personal essay.
Montanelli, Indro31Indro Montanelli (22 April 1909 – 22 July 2001) was an Italian journalist and historian. Generally considered one of the greatest Italian journalists of the 20th century, he was among the 50 World Press Freedom Heroes of the past 50 years named by the International Press Institute in 2000.
Monte Melkonian16Monte Melkonian (November 25, 1957 – June 12, 1993) was a lieutenant of an Armenian underground marxist-nationalist guerrilla organization (ASALA) that fought Turkey for an Armenian homeland; an Armenian military commander during the Karabakh war; and writer.
Montecarlo, Sophia1Sophie Montecarlo (born March 1, 1986), better known by her screen name Sophia Montecarlo. Sophia used to be a contestant on the reality television Born Diva.
Montecuccoli, Raimondo7Raimondo, Count of Montecúccoli or Montecucculi (21 February 1608 or 1609 – 16 October 1680) was an Italian military general who also served as general for the Austrians, and was also a prince of the Holy Roman Empire and Neapolitan Duke of Melfi.
Montesquieu, Charles de73Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu (18 January 1689 – 10 February 1755), also known as Charles de Montesquieu, was a French political thinker who lived during the Enlightenment and is famous for his articulation of the theory of separation of powers.
Monteux, Pierre25Pierre Monteux (4 April 1875 – 1 July 1964) was a conductor who directed over 100 orchestras around the world. He began his career in Paris in music-hall, chamber music and as the principal viola of the Colonne Orchestra. He was in turn principal conductor of the Ballets Russes, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra. As a conductor he premiered several important works, and left a major legacy of recordings.
Montgomery, Bernard Law17Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery (17 November 1887 – 24 March 1976) was a British military commander of World War II, victor of El Alamein.
Montgomery, James26James Montgomery (November 4, 1771 – April 30, 1854) was a British editor and poet.
Montgomery, Richard1Richard Montgomery (December 2, 1738 – December 31, 1775) was a brigadier general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.
Montgomery, Robert4Robert Montgomery (1807–1855) was an English poet. In 1828 he published The Omni-presence of the Deity, which hit popular religious sentiment so exactly that it ran through eight editions in as many months. In 1830 he followed it with The Puffiad (a satire), and Satan, or Intellect without God. His name was immortalized by Macaulay's famous onslaught in the Edinburgh Review for April 1830.
Montrose, James Graham, 1st Marquess of2James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose (1612 – 21 May 1650) was a Scottish nobleman and soldier, who initially joined the Covenanters in the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, but subsequently supported King Charles I as the English Civil War developed.
Montucla, Jean-Étienne6Jean-Étienne Montucla (5 September 1725 – 18 December 1799) was a French mathematician.
Moodie, Susanna1Susanna Moodie (born Strickland; 6 December 1803 – 8 April 1885) was an English-born Canadian author/poet who wrote about her experiences as a settler in Canada, which was a British colony at the time.
Moody, Dwight L.26Dwight Lyman Moody (February 5, 1837 – December 22, 1899), also known as "D.L. Moody", was an American evangelist and publisher.
Moody, Raymond1Raymond Moody (born June 30, 1944) is a psychologist and medical doctor. He is most famous as an author of books about life after death and near-death experiences (NDE), a term that he coined in 1975. His best-selling title is Life After Life.
Moody, William Vaughn5William Vaughn Moody (July 8 1869 – October 17 1910) was a U.S. dramatist and poet.
Moody, Z. F.1Zenas Ferry (Z. F.) Moody (May 27, 1832 – March 14, 1917) was the Republican governor of Oregon from 1882 to 1887.
Mooers, Calvin7Calvin Northrup Mooers (October 4, 1919 – December 1, 1994) was an American computer scientist known for his work in information retrieval and for the programming language TRAC.
Moog, Robert1Robert "Bob" Moog (May 23, 1934 – August 21, 2005) was considered the "father" of the synthesizer and a pioneer of electronic music.
Mookerjee, Prasad15Shyama Prasad Mookerjee (6th July 1901 - 24th June 1953) Indian educator, humanist and politician.
Moon, Sun Myung76Sun Myung Moon (25 February 1920 – 3 September 2012) was the founder of the Unification Church, a new religious movement. He is called "Father" or "True Father" by church members.
Moorcock, Michael21Michael Moorcock (born 18 December 1939) is a prolific British writer and editor, long known for his SF and fantasy works and now also for literary novels.
Moore, Alan107Alan Moore (born November 18 1953) is a British writer, most famous for his influential work in comic-books and graphic novels.
Moore, C. L.8Catherine Lucille Moore (24 January 1911 – 4 April 1987) was an American science fiction and fantasy writer, usually credited as C. L. Moore. She was one of the first women to write in the genre. After marrying fellow writer Henry Kuttner she worked on many stories in close collaboration him, 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.
Moore, Charles H.1Charles H. Moore (born 1938) is the creator of the Forth computer language.
Moore, Christopher14Christopher Moore (born 1957 in Toledo, Ohio) is an American writer of absurdist fiction.
Moore, Clement Clarke3Clement Clarke Moore (July 15, 1779 – July 10, 1863) was a professor of Oriental and Greek literature at Columbia College (now Columbia University) and at General Theological Seminary; but is best known as the credited author of A Visit From St. Nicholas (more commonly known today as 'Twas the Night Before Christmas).
Moore, Demi6Demi Moore (born Demetria Guynes on November 11, 1962, in Roswell, New Mexico) is an American actress with a trademark husky voice.
Moore, Dudley2Dudley Moore (19 April 1935 – 27 March 2002) was a British musician, actor and comedian. He first achieved fame in the revue Beyond the Fringe.
Moore, Edward8Edward Moore (March 22, 1712 – March 1, 1757) was an English dramatist and miscellaneous writer, the son of a dissenting minister, born at Abingdon, Berkshire.
Moore, George36George Augustus Moore (24 February 1852 – 21 January 1933) was an Irish novelist, short story writer, poet, art critic, memoirist and dramatist.
Moore, George Edward4George Edward Moore (4 November 1873 – 24 October 1958), also known as G. E. Moore, was a philosopher at the University of Cambridge. He is perhaps best known for his work in ethics and is often regarded as one of the founders of the analytic school in philosophy.
Moore, Gordon5Gordon Earle Moore (born January 3, 1929) is the cofounder of Intel Corporation and the author of Moore's Law (published in an article April 19, 1965 in Electronics Magazine).
Moore, Graham5Graham Moore (born 1981) is an American screenwriter and author famous for his debut novel The Sherlockian (2010), and his screenplay for The Imitation Game (2014).
Moore, Hannah6Hannah More (2 February 1745 – 7 September 1833) was an English religious writer and philanthropist.
Moore, John Blair1John Blair Moore (born 1948) is a 20th century American comic book writer/artist. He is best known for Invaders from Home published by Piranha Press in 1990.
Moore, Marianne51Marianne Moore (15 November 1887 – 5 February 1972) was a Modernist American poet and writer. Her work Collected Poems (1951) earned her the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the Bollingen Prize.
Moore, Mary Tyler5Mary Tyler Moore (born December 29, 1936) is an American actress and comedian, most famous for The Mary Tyler Moore Show, in which she starred as Mary Richards, a 30ish single woman who worked as a news producer at WJM-TV in Minneapolis.
Moore, Michael74Michael Moore (born April 23, 1954) is an Academy Award-winning American filmmaker, author, and liberal political commentator.
Moore, Patrick2Sir Patrick Alfred Caldwell-Moore (4 March 1923 – 9 December 2012) was an English amateur astronomer who attained prominent status in that field as a writer, researcher, radio commentator and television presenter.
Moore, Thomas91Thomas Moore (May 28, 1779 – February 25, 1852) was an Irish poet and hymnist, now best remembered for the lyrics of The Last Rose of Summer.
Moore, Thomas Sturge6Thomas Sturge Moore (4 March 1870 – 18 July 1944) was an English poet, art-historian, dramatist and wood-engraver.
Moore, Tim3Tim Moore (born May 18, 1964, in Chipping Norton) is a British travel writer and humorist.
Moorhouse, Geoffrey1Geoffrey Moorhouse FRGS, FRSL, D.Litt (29 November 1931 – 26 November 2009) was an English journalist and author.
Moorish, Lisa2Lisa Moorish (born 1972) is a British singer-songwriter most notable for having had children fathered by musicians Liam Gallagher and Pete Doherty. She had a solo career beginning in 1989, and was the lead singer of the indie band Kill City in the early 2000s.
Moose, Charles Alexander2Charles Alexander Moose (born 1953) is an American policeman and military officer.
Moran, Dylan115Dylan Moran (born November 3, 1971, in Navan, County Meath, Ireland) is an Irish comedian, actor, and writer, best known for his work in Black Books.
Morarji Desai53Morarji Desai (February 29, 1896 – April 10, 1995), was a notable Indian independence activist and the fifth Prime Minister of India from 1977 - 1979. He was also the first Prime Minister to head India's first non-Congress Government.
Moravia, Alberto4Alberto Moravia (November 28, 1907 – September 26, 1990), born Alberto Pincherle, was an Italian fiction-writer, screenwriter and essayist. His novels were initially attacked by the Fascist government and placed on the Index by the Catholic church, but later won great critical and popular success.
Mordechai Anielewicz5Mordechai Anielewicz (1919 – 8 May 1943) was the leader of Żydowska Organizacja Bojowa (English:Jewish Combat Organization), also known as ŻOB, during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising from January to May 1943. His predecessor in command was Pinkus Kartin.
More, Paul Elmer1Paul Elmer More (December 12, 1864 – March 9, 1937) was an American journalist, critic, essayist and Christian apologist.
More, Thomas25Saint Thomas More (7 February 1478 – 6 July 1535), also known as Sir Thomas More, was an English lawyer, writer, and politician. He is chiefly remembered for his principled refusal to accept King Henry VIII's claim to be the supreme head of the Church of England, a decision which ended his political career and led to his execution as a traitor. In 1935, four hundred years after his death, More was canonized in the Catholic Church and was later declared the patron saint of statesmen, lawyers, and politicians.
Moreau, Gustave10Gustave Moreau (6 April 1826 – 18 April 1898) was a French Symbolist painter, famous for his illustration of biblical and mythological figures.
Morell, Theodor7Theodor (Theo) Gilbert Morell (July 22, 1886 – May 26, 1948) was German dictator Adolf Hitler's personal physician. Morell was well-known in Germany for his unconventional, holistic and alternative treatments.
Morello, Tom9Tom Morello (born 1964) is the guitarist of the band Rage Against the Machine, and formerly of Audioslave and current performer in his one man folk band The Nightwatchman.
Morgan-Richards, Lorin11Lorin Morgan-Richards (born 16 February 1975) is a publisher of Celtic Family Magazine, author and founder of the Los Angeles St. David's Day Festival.
Morgan, Daniel5Daniel Morgan (July 6, 1736 – July 6, 1802) was an American pioneer, soldier, and United States Representative from Virginia. One of the most gifted battlefield tacticians of the American Revolutionary War, he won one of the most pivotal victories of that war at the Battle of Cowpens in 1781, and later commanded troops during the suppression of the Whiskey Rebellion.
Morgan, Frederick E.3Lieutenant-General Sir Frederick Edgeworth Morgan KCB (5 February 1894 – 19 March 1967) was a British army officer in the Second World War, famous as the original planner of Operation Overlord.
Morgan, Gareth24Gareth Morgan (born December 22, 1943) is a British/Canadian organizational theorist, management consultant and Distinguished Research Professor at York University in Toronto.
Morgan, J. P.4John Pierpont Morgan (April 17, 1837 – March 31, 1913) was an American financier, banker, philanthropist and art collector who dominated corporate finance and industrial consolidation during his time.
Morgan, Lewis H.1Lewis H. Morgan (November 21, 1818 – December 21, 1881) was an American anthropologist.
Morgan, Rhodri5Hywel Rhodri Morgan (born September 29, 1939) is a Welsh politician and was the second First Minister of Wales. After heading the European Community's office in Wales, he was elected as Labour MP for Cardiff West in 1987. In 1999 he was elected to the National Assembly for Wales, and became First Secretary in February 2000 after the sudden resignation of Alun Michael. He remained head of a minority administration after the 2007 election.
Morgan, Richard2Richard K. Morgan (Born 1965) is an English science fiction author.
Morgan, Robert C.2Robert C. Morgan (born 1943) is an American art critic, art historian, curator, poet, and painter.
Morgenbesser, Sidney14Sidney Morgenbesser (September 22, 1921 – August 1, 2004) was an American philosopher, noted for his wit.
Morgenstern, Christian2Christian Morgenstern (May 6, 1871 – March 31, 1914) was a German author.
Morgenstern, Oskar8Oskar Morgenstern (January 24, 1902 – July 26, 1977) was a German-born economist, and prominent member of the Austrian School of Economics before the Second World War. Later in collaboration with mathematician John von Neumann, he founded the mathematical field of game theory and its application to economics.
Morgenthau Sr., Henry4Henry Morgenthau (April 26, 1856 – November 25, 1946) was a U.S. diplomat and businessman, most famous as the American ambassador to the Ottoman Empire during the First World War.
Morgenthau, Hans10Hans Morgenthau (17 February 1904 -19 July 1980) was one of the leading twentieth-century figures in the study of international politics. He made landmark contributions to international-relations theory and the study of international law.
Morgtan, Robin7Robin Morgan (born January 3, 1941) is a radical feminist, writer, and activist.
Morinaga, Soko2Soko Morinaga (盛永 宗興; 1925–1995) was a Rinzai Zen roshi.
Morisot, Berthe17Berthe Morisot (January 14, 1841 – March 2, 1895) was a French painter and a member of the circle of painters in Paris who became known as the Impressionists. Undervalued for over a century, possibly because she was a woman, she is now considered among the first league of Impressionist painters.
Morissette, Alanis24Alanis Nadine Morissette (born 1 June 1974) is a Canadian singer, songwriter and actress.
Morita, Akio50Akio Morita (January 26, 1921 – October 3, 1999, in Tokyo) was an Japanese businessman and co-founder of Sony Corporation.
Moriz Rosenthal1Moriz Rosenthal (December 17, 1862 - September 3, 1946) was a Polish pianist and composer.
Morley, Christopher11Christopher Morley (5 May 1890 - 28 March 1957) was an American journalist, novelist, poet, and playwright.
Morley, John23The Right Honorable John Morley, 1st Viscount Morley of Blackburn, OM PC (1838–1923) was a British Liberal statesman, writer and newspaper editor.
Morley, Robert3Robert Morley (26 May 1908 – 3 June 1992) was a British actor who, often in supporting roles, was time and again cast as the archetypal English gentleman representing the Establishment.
Morowitz, Harold J.1Harold J. Morowitz (born December 4, 1927) is an American biophysicist who studies the application of thermodynamics to living systems. His primary research interest is the origin of life.
Morphy, Paul16Paul Charles Morphy (June 22, 1837 – July 10, 1884) was an American chess player. Considered to have been the greatest chess master of his time, he is today widely recognized as one of the finest chess players to have ever lived.
Morris, Charles2Charles Morris (1739–1832).
Morris, Desmond1Desmond John Morris, FZS (born 24 January 1928) is an English zoologist, ethologist and surrealist painter, as well as a popular author in human sociobiology.
Morris, Dick10Dick Morris (born November 28, 1948) is an American political author and commentator who previously worked as a pollster, political campaign consultant, and general political consultant.
Morris, George L.K.1George Lovett Kingsland Morris (1905-1975) was an American artist, writer, and editor who advocated for an "American abstract art" during the 1930s and 1940s, and is best known for his Cubist sculptures and paintings.
Morris, George Pope5George Pope Morris (October 10, 1802 – July 6, 1864) was an American editor and poet. With Nathaniel Parker Willis, he co-founded the New York Evening Mirror and the Home Journal, later renamed Town and Country.
Morris, Gouverneur10Gouverneur Morris (January 31, 1752 – November 6, 1816) was an American statesman, a Founding Father of the United States, and a native of New York City who represented Pennsylvania in the Constitutional Convention of 1787. Morris was the author of large sections of the Constitution of the United States, and one of its signers.
Morris, Henry M.3Henry Madison Morris (October 6, 1918 – February 25, 2006) was an American young earth creationist. He founded the Institute for Creation Research.
Morris, James III2James Morris III (1752-01-19 – 1820-04-20) was a Continental Army officer from Connecticut during the American Revolutionary War and founder of the Morris Academy.
Morris, Lewis9Sir Lewis Morris (23 January 1833 – 12 November 1907) was a popular poet of the Anglo-Welsh school.
Morris, William108William Morris (24 March 1834 – 3 October 1896) was an English textile designer, artist, writer, socialist and Marxist associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the English Arts and Crafts Movement.
Morrison, Adam2Adam Morrison (born July 19, 1984) is an American basketball player.
Morrison, David37Lieutenant General David Lindsay Morrison AO (born 1956) is a senior officer in the Australian Army, currently serving in the appointment of Chief of Army.
Morrison, Grant21Grant Morrison (born 31 January 1960) is a Scottish comics writer whose writing includes The Invisibles (1994–2000) and The Filth (2003).
Morrison, Herbert9Herbert Stanley Morrison, Baron Morrison of Lambeth, CH PC (3 January 1888 – 6 March 1965) was a British Labour Party politician and Cabinet minister. He led the Labour Party to control the London County Council from 1934. In the wartime coalition and postwar Attlee government, Morrison held various cabinet posts, including Foreign Secretary, Deputy Prime Minister and Home Secretary. Morrison was very close to attaining the leadership of the party at various points in his career, but Clement Attlee distrusted him and deliberately prolonged his own leadership in order to prevent him from winning.
Morrison, James (singer)13James Morrison (born James Morrison Catchpole on 13 August 1984) is an English singer, songwriter, and guitarist born in Rugby, Warwickshire, England.
Morrison, Jim53James Douglas Morrison (8 December 1943 – 3 July 1971) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, poet and founding member of The Doors.
Morrison, Philip2Philip Morrison (7 November 1915 – 22 April 2005) was an American physicist from Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Morrison, Toni79Toni Morrison (born 18 February 1931) American writer, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993.
Morrison, Van110George Ivan Morrison OBE (born August 31, 1945), generally known as Van Morrison, is a singer-songwriter from Belfast, Northern Ireland. He plays a variety of instruments, including the guitar, harmonica, keyboards, drums, and saxophone. Featuring his characteristic growl — a unique mix of throaty folk, blues, Irish, scat, and Celtic influences — Morrison is widely considered one of the most unusual and influential vocalists in the history of rock and roll.
Morrissey87Steven Patrick Morrissey (born 22 May 1959), known usually by his family name alone, is an English singer and songwriter, and was the frontman for The Smiths.
Morrow, Dwight3Dwight Whitney Morrow (January 11, 1873 – October 5, 1931) was an American businessman, politician, attorney, and diplomat. He served as United States Ambassador to Mexico and later was elected to the United States Senate.
Morrow, James75James K. Morrow (born March 17, 1947) is an American novelist and short story writer..
Morse, Marston2Harold Calvin Marston Morse (24 March 1892 – 22 June 1977) was an American mathematician best known for his work on the calculus of variations.
Morse, Samuel F. B.1Samuel Finley Breese Morse (April 27, 1791 – April 2, 1872) was an American inventor, and painter of portraits and historic scenes.
Morsi, Mohamed4Mohamed Morsi (born 8 August 1951) is an Egyptian politician who served as the fifth President of Egypt. He was deposed by Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
Mortensen, Viggo5Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr. (born October 20, 1958) is an American theater and movie actor, poet, musician, photographer and painter.
Mortimer, John19John Mortimer (21 April 1923 – 16 January 2009) was an English barrister and writer, most famous for his Rumpole of the Bailey series of books.
Morton, Dudley1Dudley Walker Morton, also called "Mush" Morton (17 July 1907 – 11 October 1943) was Commander of USS R-5 SS-82 and USS Wahoo SS-238 in World War II.
Morton, Thomas5Thomas Morton (1764–1838) was an English playwright.
Mos Def4Dante Terrell Smith (born December 11, 1973)allmusic Biography is an American rapper and actor known by the stage name Mos Def.
Mosaddegh, Mohammad4Mohammad Mosaddegh, also spelled Mosaddeq, (Persian: محمد مصدق‎) (16 June 1882 – 5 March 1967) was an author, administrator, lawyer, and parliamentarian, who was elected as the prime minister of Iran in 1951. His administration introduced a wide range of progressive social and political reforms, notably the nationalization of the Iranian oil industry, which had been under British control since 1913 through the Anglo-Persian Oil Company. His government was overthrown in a coup d'état orchestrated by the British MI6 and the American CIA.
Mosby, John Singleton20John Singleton Mosby (6 December 1833 – 30 May 1916) was an officer in the Confederate army during the American Civil War and the leader of the "Mosby's Rangers".
Moseley, William3William Peter Moseley (born 27 April 1987) is an English actor. He is best known for starring as Peter Pevensie in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and its sequel.
Moser, Claus2Claus Adolf Moser, Baron Moser KCB CBE (born November 24, 1922, in Germany) is a British statistician who has made major contributions in both academia and the Civil Service. He was Director of the British Government Statistical Service, 1968–1978.
Moser,Lukas1Lukas Moser (1390–1434) was a German artist noted for his painting on the Magdalen Altar in Pfarr church in Tiefenbronn.
Moses40Moses מֹשֶׁה (Móshe Standard Hebrew, Mōšeh Tiberian Hebrew, موسى Mūsa Arabic) is a legendary Hebrew liberator, leader, lawgiver, and prophet.
Moses Mendelssohn1Moses Mendelssohn (6 September 1729 – 4 January 1786) was a German Jewish philosopher.
Moses, Grandma10Anna Mary Robertson Moses (7 September 1860 – 13 December 1961), better known as "Grandma Moses", was a renowned American folk artist.
Moses, Robert3Robert Moses (1888–1981) was the "master builder" of 20th century New York City, an advocate of a controversial style of urban planning that favored the construction of new highways over the preservation of existing neighborhoods.
Moshe Safdie2Moshe Safdie (born July 14, 1938) is an Israeli-Canadian architect.
Mosley, Oswald24Sir Oswald Ernald Mosley, 6th Baronet (November 16, 1896 – December 3, 1980) was a British politician principally known as the founder of the British Union of Fascists.
Mosley, Walter3Walter Mosley (born 1952-01-12) is a prominent American novelist, most widely recognized for his crime fiction.
Moss, Kate5Katherine Ann Moss (born January 16, 1974), known as Kate Moss, is an iconic English supermodel and fashion designer who was once the "Face of Calvin Klein."
Moss, Thomas2Thomas Moss (1740–1808) was minister of Brierly Hill, and of Trentham, in Staffordshire. In 1769, he anonymously published a collection of miscellaneous poems, forming a thin quarto, which he had printed at Wolverhampton.
Mostel, Zero2Zero Mostel (February 28, 1915 – September 8, 1977) was a Brooklyn-born stage and film actor best known for his portrayal of comic characters such as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and Max Bialystock in The Producers. He had been blacklisted during the 1950s, and his testimony before HUAC was well publicized. He was a Tony Award and Obie Award winner.
Motahhari, Morteza1Ayatollah Morteza Motahhari (February 3, 1920 – May 1, 1979) was an Iranian scholar, cleric, University lecturer, and politician.
Motherwell, William4William Motherwell (October 13, 1797 – 1835) was a Scottish poet, antiquary and journalist.
Motion, Andrew2Sir Andrew Motion FRSL (born 26 October 1952) is an English poet, novelist and biographer. He was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1999 to 2009.
Motl, Luboš9Luboš Motl (born 5 December 1973) is a Czech theoretical physicist who works on string theory and conceptual problems of quantum gravity.
Motley, John Lothrop3John Lothrop Motley (April 15, 1814 – May 29, 1877) was an American historian, novelist and diplomat.
Moulding, Colin14Colin Moulding (born 17 August 1955, in Swindon, Wiltshire, England) is a founding member of the new wave rock/pop group XTC, its second songwriter, vocalist, and bassist.
Moulitsas Zuniga, Markos5Markos Moulitsas Zúniga (born 11 September 1971), often known by his username and former military moniker "Kos", is the founder and main author of Daily Kos, a blog focusing on Democratic Party politics.
Moult, Thomas1Thomas Moult (1893–1974) was a versatile English journalist and writer, and one of the Georgian poets.
Moulton, Louise Chandler3Louise Chandler Moulton (1835 – August 10, 1908) was an American poet, story-writer and critic.
Mountbatten, Louis1Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas George Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, KG, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCIE, GCVO, DSO, PC (1900-06-25 – 1979-08-27) was a British admiral and statesman.
Mountford, William34William Mountford (31 May 1816 – 20 April 1885) was an English Unitarian preacher and author.
Mourinho, Jose46José Mário dos Santos Félix Mourinho (born 26 January 1963) is a Portuguese football manager.
Mousavi, Mir-Hossein4Mir-Hossein Mousavi Khameneh (born 1942-03-02) is an Iranian reformist politician, painter and architect who served as the fifth and last Prime Minister of the Islamic republic of Iran from 1981 to 1989. After 20 years of political silence, on 2009-03-09 he announced his bid to run in the 2009 Iranian presidential election.
Moussaieff, Dorrit1Dorrit Moussaieff (Hebrew & Bukhori: דורית מוסאיוף; born 12 January 1950) is the Israeli-born British-Icelandic First Lady of Iceland, jewelry designer, editor, businesswoman and socialite.
Moyers, Bill25Bill Moyers (born June 5, 1934) is an American journalist, broadcaster, and a former White House Press Secretary.
Moyle, Henry D.4Henry Dinwoodey Moyle (April 22, 1889 – September 18, 1963), commonly known as Henry D. Moyle, was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Moynihan, Daniel Patrick11Daniel Patrick Moynihan (March 16, 1927 – March 26, 2003) was a four-term U.S. Senator, ambassador, administration official, and academic.
Moyo, Dambisa2Dambisa Felicia Moyo (born 2 February 1969) is a Zambian-born author and international economist who analyses the macroeconomy, foreign aid impact, and global affairs.
Mozah Bint Nasser Al Missned4Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned (born April 8 1959) is the second of three wives and public consort of Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, former Emir of Qatar.
Mozi19Mozi 墨子 ; Mòzǐ, also Mo Tzu, latinized as Micius; originally named 墨翟 Mo Di (c. 470 BC – c. 391 BC) was a Chinese philosopher during the Hundred Schools of Thought era in the early Warring States Period. He founded the school of Mohism and argued strongly against Confucianism and Daoism. Mohism was actively developed and practiced in many states, but fell out of favour when the legalist Qin Dynasty came to power. During that period many Mohist classics were destroyed when Qin Shihuang carried out the burning of books and burying of scholars, and the importance of Mohism further declined when Confucianism became the dominant school of thought during the Han Dynasty.
Mraz, Jason2Jason Thomas Mraz (born June 23, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter, born and raised in Mechanicsville, Virginia, a suburb of Richmond.
Mubarak, Hosni8Hosni Mubarak (born 4 May 1928) was the fourth President of the Arab Republic of Egypt from 14 October 1981 to 11 February 2011, who resigned in response to the demands of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011. He is married to Suzanne Mubarak.
Mubarak, Suzanne1Suzanne Mubarak (birth name Suzanne Saleh Sabet or Thabet) (Arabic: سوزان مبارك) (born February 28, 1941) is married to the former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and was the first lady of Egypt.
Mugabe, Robert34Robert Gabriel Mugabe (born 21 February 21 1924) is the President of Zimbabwe and the leader of the Zimbabwe African National Union (Patriotic Front) or ZANU-PF. He was previously the Prime Minister from 1980 to 1987 and a leader of the Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army, a communist-backed black nationalist guerrilla force, in the Rhodesian Bush War (Second Chimurenga) from 1964 to 1979.
Muggeridge, Malcolm26Malcolm Muggeridge (March 24, 1903 – November 14, 1990) was a British journalist, author, media personality, soldier, spy and Christian scholar.
Mughniyeh, Imad4Imad Mughniyah (1962–2008) was a senior member of the Hezbollah.
Muhaiyaddeen, Bawa41M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (died 8 December 1986) was a Tamil-speaking teacher and Sufi mystic associated with the Qadiriyyah order from the island of Sri Lanka who first came to the United States in October 1971 and established the Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship of North America in Philadelphia. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen authored over twenty-five books, although he himself did not read or write. These books were created from transcriptions of audio and video recordings of his discourses and songs, taken in the United States, totaling about 10,000 hours.
Muhammad258Muhammad The Apostle of God (Arabic: محمد رسول الله) (c. April 570 – 8 June 632), full name: Muhammad Ibn `Abd Allāh Ibn `Abd al-Muttalib (Arabic: محمد ابن عبدالله ابن عبد المطلب), was a religious leader. Muslim religious belief holds that he is the Sealer of the prophets, and that the Qur'an is the message of God revealed to him by the archangel Jibreel (Gabriel). Archaic spellings of his name in English include: Mohammed, Muhammed, and Mahomet.
Muhammad al-Taqi17Muhammad ibn Ali at-Taqi al-Jawad (Arabic: محمد بن علي التقي الجواد‎; 811–835 AD) was the ninth Twelver Shia Imam. He was the son of Ali ar-Ridha and was the seventh generation grandson of Muhammad.
Muhammad Qutb3Shaykh Muhammad Qutb (born in Egypt after 1906-2014) was an Islamic cleric, the younger brother of Islamist Sayyid Qutb. Shaykh Osama bin Laden studied Islam under Muhammad Qutb(August 17, 2005), Al Qaeda: Profile and Threat Assessment, publisher: Federation of American Scientists; see page 4 when the former was young.
Muhammad, Khalid Abdul13Khalid Abdul Muhammad (January 12, 1948, Houston, Texas – February 17, 2001), born Harold Moore Jr., was a leading figure in the Black Nationalist movement throughout the 1990s and early 2000s. Muhammad was known prominently as the spokesperson for the Nation of Islam (NOI) until 1993 and later served as the National Chairman of the New Black Panther Party until his death.
Muhlenberg, William Augustus2William Augustus Muhlenberg (1796–1877) was an American philanthropist and Protestant Episcopal clergyman, father of the Ritualist movement in Episcopal Church in the United States of America.
Muir, Edwin6Edwin Muir (15 May 1887 – 3 January 1959) was a Scottish poet, novelist and translator, born in Deerness, on the Orkney Islands.
Muir, John167John Muir (21 April 1838 – 24 December 1914) was a Scottish born American environmentalist, naturalist, traveler, writer, and scientist. He is, however, probably best remembered as one of the greatest champions of the Yosemite area's natural wonders. He thought that nature was a primary source revealing the character of God.
Muizz, Keariene6Keariene Muizz (born 18 November 1977) is an American contemporary artist.
Mukerji, Rani100Rani Mukerji (born March 21, 1978) is an Indian actress who works in Bollywood movies.
Mukherjee, Pranab6Pranab Mukherjee (born 11 December 1935) is the 13th and current President of India, in office since July 2012. In a political career spanning six decades, Mukherjee was a senior leader of the Indian National Congress and occupied several ministerial portfolios in the Government of India. Prior to his election as President, Mukherjee was Union Finance Minister from 2009 to 2012, and the Congress party's top troubleshooter.
Mukhtar, Omar8Omar Ben Mokhtar bin Omar (20 August 1858 – 16 September 1931) was the leader of an Arab Muslim resistance against Italian forces in Libya, from 1912 untll he was captured, tried and hanged in September 1931.
Mukwaya, Usama5Usama Mukwaya (born December 12, 1989) is a Ugandan screenwriter, film director, actor and television host.
Muldoon, Paul4Paul Muldoon (born 20 June 1951) is a Northern Irish poet, literary critic and academic who has lived in the USA for the past twenty years. In 2003 his collection Moy Sand and Gravel won a Pulitzer Prize.
Muldoon, Robert2Sir Robert David "Rob" Muldoon (25 September 1921 – 5 August 1992) served as the Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1975 to 1984, as leader of the governing New Zealand National Party. Muldoon had been a prominent member of the National party and MP for the Tamaki electorate for some years prior to becoming leader of the party.
Mulisch, Harry2Harry Kurt Victor Mulisch (July 29, 1927 – October 30, 2010) was a Dutch author.
Mull, Martin1Martin Eugene Mull (born August 18, 1943) is an American comedian and actor.
Mullally, Megan27Megan Mullally (born 12 November 1958) is an American actress, comedienne, singer and dancer.
Mullen, Michael8Michael Glenn "Mike" Mullen (born 4 October 1946) is a former United States Navy admiral who served as the 17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Mullenweg, Matt9Matthew Charles Mullenweg (born January 11, 1984, in Houston, Texas) is an entrepreneur living in San Francisco, California. He is the founding developer of the popular open-source blogging software WordPress and writes a popular blog ma.tt, a domain hack.
Müller, George48George Müller (September 27 1805 – March 10 1898) was a Christian evangelist and coordinator of orphanages in Bristol, England who cared for and educated 10,024 orphans throughout his lifetime.
Müller, Heinrich6Heinrich Müller aka "Gestapo Müller" (born April 28, 1900 – disappeared after April 29, 1945, date of death unknown), was head of the Gestapo, the political police of Nazi Germany, and played a leading role in the planning and execution of the Holocaust. He was last seen leaving the Führerbunker in Berlin on April 29, 1945 and remains one of the few senior figures of the Nazi regime who was never captured or confirmed to have died. There are rumors that he may still be alive and living in Barcelona although this is not proven.
Muller, Herta26Herta Müller (born 17 August 1953) is a Romanian-born German novelist, poet, essayist and recipient of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature. Born in Niţchidorf, Timiş County in Romania, her native language is German. Since the early 1990s she has been internationally established, and her works have been translated into more than 20 languages.
Muller, Max19Friedrich Max Müller (6 December 1823 – 28 October 1900), more commonly known as Max Müller (or Mueller), was a German philologist and Orientalist, who was a major pioneer of the discipline of comparative religion.
Muller, Richard1Richard A. Muller (born January 6, 1944) is a physicist who works at the University of California and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. In his "Physics for Future Presidents" series of lectures, he teaches a synopsis of modern qualitative physics, without resorting to complicated math.
Mulliken, Robert1Robert Sanderson Mulliken (June 7, 1896 – October 31, 1986) was an American physicist and chemist, primarily responsible for the early development of molecular orbital theory, i.e. the elaboration of the molecular orbital method of computing the structure of molecules. Dr. Mulliken received the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1966.
Mullins, Rich26Richard Wayne Mullins (October 21, 1955 – September 19, 1997) was an American Christian singer/songwriter.
Mullis, Kary4Kary Banks Mullis (born December 28, 1944) is an American Nobel Prize-winning biochemist.
Mulock, William7Sir William Mulock PC KCMG MP QC LL.D (19 January 1843 – 1 October 1944) was a Canadian lawyer, businessman, educator, farmer, politician, judge, and philanthropist. He served as Postmaster-General, Canada's first Minister of Labour, and was the driving force in the federation of the University of Toronto. He retired from politics at age 62 because ill health required him to be less active, but subsequently became Chief Justice of Ontario, retiring at age 93, and Chancellor of the University of Toronto from 1924 until his death at age 101.
Mulroney, Brian5Martin Brian Mulroney (born March 20, 1939), predominantly known as Brian Mulroney, was the eighteenth Prime Minister of Canada from September 17, 1984, to June 25, 1993 and was leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada from 1983 to 1993.
Mumford, Lewis57Lewis Mumford (19 October 1895 – 26 January 1990) was an American historian of technology and science, also noted for his study of cities.
Mumtaz (actress)7Mumtaz (born 31 July 1947) is an actress of Hindi Cinema.
Münch-Bellinghausen, Eligius von1Baron Eligius Franz Joseph von Münch-Bellinghausen (April 2, 1806 – May 22, 1871) was an Austrian dramatist, poet and short-story writer, born at Cracow, the son of a district judge. He wrote using the modest pseudonym of Friedrich Halm ("Halm" means a blade of grass or a blade of straw).
Munch, Edvard6Edvard Munch (12 December 1863 – 23 January 1944) was a Norwegian Symbolist painter and printmaker, and an important forerunner of the Expressionistic art movement.
Munday, Anthony2Anthony Munday (1560? – buried 9 August 1633) was an English dramatist and miscellaneous writer.
Munger, Charlie2Charles Thomas Munger (born January 1, 1924) is Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Corporation, the diversified investment corporation chaired by investor Warren Buffett.
Munir Said Thalib1Munir Said Thalib (December 8, 1965 – September 7, 2004), known simply by his first name Munir, is Indonesia's most famous human rights and anti-corruption activist. The founder of the Kontras human rights organisation and laureate of the Right Livelihood Award, Munir was poisoned with arsenic in 2004 on a Garuda Indonesia airline flight from Jakarta to Amsterdam while travelling to Utrecht University to pursue a doctorate in international law and human rights.
Munk, Elie6Rabbi Elie Munk (15 September 1900 – 5 June 1981) was a French rabbi and author. He was the father-in-law of Immanuel Jakobovitz.
Muñoz Marín, Luis1Luis Muñoz Marín (February 18, 1898 – April 30, 1980) was a Puerto Rican poet, journalist and politician. He was the first democratically elected Governor of Puerto Rico and is considered one of the most important 20th century political figures in the Americas.
Muñoz Seca, Pedro7Pedro Muñoz Seca (1879–1936) was a Spanish playwright, wit and humorist.
Munro, Alice9Alice Ann Munro (born 10 July 1931) is a Canadian author, primarily of short stories. The recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature, she is also the 2009 Man Booker International Prize winner for her lifetime body of work, and a three-time winner of Canada's Governor General's Award for fiction.
Munro, Neil2Neil Munro (1863 – 1930) was a Scottish writer who also used the pen name Hugh Foulis.
Murakami, Haruki33Haruki Murakami (村上 春樹 Murakami Haruki, born 12 January 1949) is a best-selling contemporary Japanese writer. His works of fiction and non-fiction have garnered critical acclaim and numerous awards, both in Japan and internationally, including the World Fantasy Award (2006) and the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award (2006), while his whole oeuvre garnered the Franz Kafka Prize (2006) and the Jerusalem Prize (2009), among others.
Murdoch, Iris26Dame Jean Iris Murdoch (15 July 1919 – 8 February 1999) was an Anglo-Irish novelist and philosopher, famed for her series of novels that combine rich characterization and compelling plotlines usually involving ethical or sexual themes. Her life-story was filmed in 2001 as Iris.
Murdoch, Rupert12Rupert Murdoch (born March 11, 1931) is the owner of News Corporation, a worldwide media conglomerate.
Murphy, Arthur4Arthur Murphy (December 27, 1727 – June 18, 1805) was an Irish writer, known by the pseudonym, Charles Ranger.
Murphy, Eddie]2Edward Regan Murphy (born November 4, 1961, in Brooklyn, New York) is a Golden Globe-winning actor (2007) and comedian, for performance at Beverly Hills Cop, Trading Places, The Nutty Professor, and most recently Tower Heist. He has also enjoyed a minor singing career.
Murphy, Morgan14Morgan Murphy (born February 14, 1972) is an award-winning American food critic and the author of "Off the Eaten Path" by Time Warner.
Murphy, Pat8Patrice Ann 'Pat' Murphy (born March 9, 1955) is an award-winning American science writer and author of science fiction and fantasy novels.
Murphy, Rex3Rex Murphy (born March, 1947, Carbonear, Newfoundland) is a well known CBC commentator and author of the 'Japes of Wrath' column in the Globe & Mail's Saturday edition. His style can be described as tell-it-like-it-is, deadpan sarcastic, poignant, truthful Newfoundlander synopsis of current events without the brogue. Murphy's commentaries are non-partisan despite previously running unsuccessfully for provincial office for the Progressive-Conservative and Liberal Party candidacies. He graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1968, and promptly went to the United Kingdom to study at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes scholar. He did not, however, receive an Oxford degree.
Murray Kempton5James Murray Kempton was a journalist who won the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary.
Murray, Andy5Andy Murray (born 15 May 1987) is a Scottish professional tennis player.
Murray, Bill10William James Murray (born 21 September 1950) is an American actor.
Murray, Charles5Charles Alan Murray (born January 8, 1943) is an American libertarian political scientist, author, columnist, and pundit working as a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank in Washington, DC.
Murray, Philip1Philip Murray (May 25, 1886 – November 9, 1952) was a Scottish born steelworker and an American labor leader. He was the first president of the Steel Workers Organizing Committee (SWOC), the first president of the United Steelworkers of America (USWA), and the longest-serving president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO).
Murray, William Hutchinson1William Hutchinson Murray (18 March 1913 – 19 March 1996) was a mountain climber and Scottish author.
Murrow, Edward R.51Edward Roscoe Murrow (25 April 1908 – 27 April 1965) was an American journalist; born Egbert Roscoe Murrow. He first came to prominence with a series of radio news broadcasts during World War II, which were followed by millions of listeners in the United States and Canada. Many journalists consider Murrow one of journalism's greatest figures, noting his honesty and integrity in delivering the news. A pioneer of television news broadcasting, Murrow produced a series of TV news reports that helped lead to the censure of Senator Joseph McCarthy.
Murry, John Middleton1John Middleton Murry (6 August 1889 – 12 March 1957) was an English writer and critic. He was prolific, producing more than 60 books and thousands of essays and reviews on literature, social issues, politics, and religion during his lifetime.
Murthy, N. R. Narayana22Nagavara Ramarao Narayana Murthy (born August 20, 1946), commonly referred to as Narayana Murthy, is a noted Indian IT industrialist and the co-founder of Infosys, a multinational corporation providing business consulting, technology, engineering, and outsourcing services.
Murza, Mindaugas2Mindaugas Murza (born 16 December 1973) is a radical Lithuanian nationalist, the leader of the United National Workers party, famous for supporting nationalsocialist and far-right ideas.
Musa al-Kadhim15Musa ibn Ja‘far al-Kadhim (746 - 799 AD) (Arabic: موسى بن جعفر الكاظم‎ ) was the seventh Twelver Shi'a Imam. He was the son of Ja'far al-Saqiq and was the fifth generation grandson of Muhammad.
Musa I of Mali1Musa I (c. 1280 – c. 1337), commonly referred to as Mansa Musa, was the tenth mansa, which translates as "king of kings" or "emperor", of the Malian Empire.
Museveni, Yoweri16Yoweri Museveni (born 1944) has been President of Uganda since a military takeover on 26 January 1986. He is the leader of the ruling NRM Party and was democratically elected as President in 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011.
Musharraf, Pervez3General Pervez Musharraf (Urdu: پرويز مشرف; born 11 August 1943, near Delhi, India) became de facto Head of Government (using the title Chief Executive and assuming extensive powers) of Pakistan on October 12, 1999, following a bloodless coup d'état. He assumed the office of President of Pakistan (becoming Head of State) on June 20, 2001.
Mushet, David2David Mushet (2 October 1772 – 7 June 1847) was a Scottish engineer, entrepreneur, author and metallurgist.
Musil, Robert14Robert Mathias Edler von Musil (6 November 1880 – 15 April 1942) was an Austrian writer. His unfinished long novel The Man Without Qualities is generally considered to be one of the most important modernist novels.
Musk, Elon49Elon Musk (born 28 June 1971) is a South African entrepreneur who later moved to the USA. He is best known for founding SpaceX and for co-founding Tesla Motors and PayPal (originally X.com). At SpaceX he is the CEO and Chief Designer and at Tesla Motors he is Product Architect. Musk is also Chairman of SolarCity.
Mussolini, Benito91Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini (29 July 1883 – 28 April 1945) was an Italian politician, one of the key figures in the creation of Fascism. Leading the National Fascist Party he was the prime minister of Italy under Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, from 1922 until 1943, when he was overthrown; rescued by German commandos, he then became the leader of the Italian Social Republic from 1943 to until his summary execution by members of the Italian resistance in 1945.
Mussorgsky, Modest7Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839-03-21 N.S. / 1839-03-09 O.S. – 1881-03-28 N.S. / 1881-03-16 O.S.) was a Russian composer who, along with the other members of the Five, created a Russian nationalist form of classical music.
Muste, A. J.13A. J. Muste (January 8, 1885 – February 11, 1967) was a Dutch-born American clergyman who eventually became a Quaker, Christian pacifist, socialist and social activist involved in the U.S. labor and civil rights movements.
Mutch, Thomas Davies1Thomas Davies Mutch (1885–1958) was an Australian journalist, politician and historian.
Mutharika, Peter2Arthur Peter Mutharika (born 1940) is a Malawian politician, educator and lawyer who has been President of Malawi since 31 May 2014.
Myatt, David4David Wulstan Myatt (born 1950), British author and activist who has, at various times, advocated neo-Nazism, jihadist Islamism, and, latterly, what he calls "The Numinous Way."
Myers, Frederic William Henry1Frederick William Henry Myers (February 6, 1843 – January 17, 1901) was an English poet and essayist. He was the son of Frederic Myers (the author of Lectures on Great Men (1856) and Catholic Thoughts (first collected 1873)).
Myers, PZ13Paul Zachary "PZ" Myers (born March 9, 1957) is an American biology professor at the University of Minnesota Morris (UMM) and the author of the science blog Pharyngula, who works with zebrafish in the field of evolutionary developmental biology (evo-devo), and also cultivates an interest in cephalopods.
Myrdal, Gunnar26Karl Gunnar Myrdal (6 December 1898 – 17 May 1987) was a Swedish economist, sociologist, and politician, best known in the United States for his study of race relations, which culminated in his book An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy. In 1974, he received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Friedrich Hayek for "their pioneering work in the theory of money and economic fluctuations and for their penetrating analysis of the interdependence of economic, social and institutional phenomena." (Nobel Memorial Prize, 1974)
Myrddin Wyllt7Myrddin Wyllt – also known as Myrddin mab Morfryn, Merlinus Caledonensis, Merlinus Celidonius and Merlinus Silvester – was a supposed 6th century Brythonic warrior and prophet from Rheged or Strathclyde. The traditional attribution of several early Welsh poems to him is still taken seriously by some. In the later Middle Ages his legend was conflated with those of Ambrosius and other figures to produce the Merlin of the Arthurian legends.
Myss, Caroline9Caroline Myss (pronounced mace) (born 2 December 1952) is an American medical intuitive and mystic as well as the author of numerous books and audio tapes, including four New York Times Best Sellers: Anatomy of the Spirit (1996), Why People Don't Heal and How They Can (1998), Sacred Contracts (2002), Entering The Castle (2007) and Defy Gravity: Healing Beyond The Bounds Of Reason (2009).
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