People by name, S with Quotes

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Saadi5Saadi (Persian: سعدی) ‎(1184 - 1283/1291?) was a Persian poet, a native of Shiraz, Persia. There is some discrepancy about the date of his death, but he may have died a centenarian.
Saagar, Aiysha1Aiysha Saagar (born 6 January 1980) is an Australian pop singer and model.
Saanei, Yousef4Grand Ayatollah Yousef Saanei (born 1937) was the first head of the Guardian Council of the Islamic Republic of Iran for 1980–1988. He is currently teaching Qom seminarians and is considered a leading reformist cleric.
Sabatini, Rafael8Rafael Sabatini (29 April 1875 – 13 February 1950) was an Italian/British author of romance and adventure novels. A prolific writer, he gained an extensive following in the 1920s.
Sábato, Ernesto2Ernesto Sábato (June 24, 1911 – April 30, 2011) was an Argentine writer, painter and physicist.
Sabbah, Michel1Michel Sabbah (born 19 March 1933) was the Archbishop and Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem from 1987 to 2008, the first non-Italian to hold this position in more than five centuries.
Sabin, Florence R.1Florence Rena Sabin (November 9 1871 – October 3 1953) was an American medical scientist. She was a pioneer for women in science; she was the first woman to hold a full professorship at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the first woman elected to the National Academy of Sciences, and the first woman to head a department at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research. In her retirement years, she pursued a second career as a public health activist in Colorado, and in 1951 received a Lasker Award for this work.
Sabino, Fernando8Fernando Sabino (1923-10-12 - 2004-10-11) was a Brazilian writer and journalist.
Sabit Damulla Abdulbaki1Sabit Damulla Abdulbaki (Sabit Damulla Abdulbaki) (1883 – June 1934), a uighur, was born in Kashgar, Xinjiang China. Between November 12, 1933 and February 6, 1934 he served the short-lived Turkish Islamic Republic of East Turkestan or Republic of Uyghurstan (Uyghurstan Jumhuriyiti) as Prime Minister. Seat of the Government was in Kashgar.
Sacchi, Arrigo1Arrigo Sacchi (born April 1, 1946) is an Italian football coach, the former head coach of the Italian national football team (1991–1996), and twice manager of A.C. Milan (1987–1991, 1996–1997).
Sachar, Louis1Louis Sachar (born March 20, 1954) is an American author of children's books.
Sachchidananda, Ganapathy10Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji (born May 26, 1942) is a spiritual leader and pontiff of Avadhoota Dattapeetham, Mysore, India. Sri Swamiji teaches that there are many paths to reach God and practices chanting holy names.
Sacks, Jonathan6Sir Jonathan Sacks (born 1948) is the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth.
Sacks, Oliver W.14Oliver W. Sacks (born 9 July, 1933) is a British-born neurologist and author living in New York City.
Sackville-West, Vita40Victoria Mary Sackville-West, The Hon Lady Nicolson, CH (9 March 1892 – 2 June 1962), most famous as Vita Sackville-West, was an English poet, novelist and writer on gardening. She is sometimes considered part of the Bloomsbury group, and well known as the inspiration for Virginia Woolf's novel Orlando: A Biography.
Sade, Marquis De20Donatien Alphonse François de Sade (2 June 1740 – 2 December 1814), better known as the Marquis de Sade, was a French writer of philosophy-laden and often violent pornography, as well as some strictly philosophical works. He propounded a philosophy of extreme licentiousness, unrestrained by ethics, religion or law, with the egotistical pursuit of personal pleasure being the highest principle. Sade was incarcerated in various prisons and in an insane asylum for about 32 years of his life. Much of his writing was done while imprisoned. The term "sadism" is derived from his name.
Sadofsky, Jason Scott1Jason Scott Sadofsky (born September 13, 1970), more commonly known as Jason Scott, is an American archivist and historian of technology.
Sadowitz, Jerry6Jerry Sadowitz (born 4 November 1961) is an American-born Scottish stand-up comic and card magician, known for his frequently controversial "sick humour".
Sadr, Muqtada al-6Hojatoleslam Muqtada al-Sadr (born 1974) is the son of Iraqi Shia cleric Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr and the leader of the al-Mahdi Army.
Saeb Erekat1Saeb Erekat (born April 28, 1955) is a Palestinian politician.
Saffo, Paul1Paul Saffo (born 1954) is an American technology forecaster, essayist, and Consulting Associate Professor at Stanford University.
Safir, Howard10Howard Safir (born 1941 in the Bronx) was New York City Fire Commissioner from 1994 to 1996 and New York City Police Commissioner from 1996 to 2000.
Safran Foer, Jonathan42Jonathan Safran Foer (born 1977) is an American fiction writer.
Sagan, Carl209Carl Edward Sagan (9 November 1934 – 20 December 1996) was an American astronomer and popular science writer.
Sagan, Francoise37Françoise Sagan (21 June 1935 – 24 September 2004), real name Françoise Quoirez, was a French dramatist, playwright, novelist, and screenwriter, most famous for works with strong romantic themes involving wealthy and disillusioned bourgeois characters.
Sagar, Kamal1Kamal Sagar (born July 16, 1969) is an Indian architect.
Saget, Bob3Robert Lane "Bob" Saget (born May 17, 1956) is an American actor, stand-up comedian, and television host. Although he is best known for his past roles in family-oriented television shows, he is known outside of television for his starkly blue stand-up comedy.
Sahhaf, Muhammed Saeed al-7Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf (born 1940) is a former Iraqi politician. He served as ambassador to several countries and, during the US-led invasion in 2003, as state information minister. His reports of disastrous US defeats during the invasion were ridiculed internationally.
Sahl, Mort11Mort Sahl (born 11 May 1927) is a Montreal-born stand-up comedian. After serving in the Air Force Sahl graduated from the University of Southern California where he had majored in city management and traffic engineeringMort Sahl IMDB Biography. Sahl is a comedian and political satirist.
Sahlin, Mona5Mona Ingeborg Sahlin (née Andersson; born March 9, 1957) is a Swedish politician and the former leader of the Swedish Social Democratic Party (Socialdemokraterna) from March 17, 2007 to March 25, 2011.
Said, Edward10Edward Wadie Said (November 1, 1935 – September 24, 2003) was a literary theorist, critic and Palestinian activist.
Saikaku, Ihara16Ihara Saikaku (Japanese: 井原西鶴; 1642–1693) was a Japanese poet and creator of the "floating world" genre of Japanese prose (ukiyo-zōshi).
Saikua, Nattawut2Nattawut Saikua (Thai: ณัฐวุฒิ ใสยเกื้อ, born June 4, 1975) is leader of National United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship, one of the largest anti-government protests in Thailand.
Sailer, Steve7Steven Ernest Sailer (born December 20, 1958) is an American journalist and movie critic for The American Conservative, a blogger, a columnist, and a former correspondent for UPI. He writes about race relations, gender issues, politics, immigration, IQ, genetics, movies, and sports.
Saint-Gelais, Melin de4Mellin de Saint-Gelais (ca. 1490 – October 1558) was a French writer of the Renaissance and Poet Laureate of Francis I of France.
Saint-Just, Louis de26Antoine Louis Léon de Richebourg de Saint-Just (25 August 1767 – 28 July 1794) was one of the leaders of the French Revolution. Also known as "the archangel of terror".
Saint-Laurent, Yves3Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent (August 1, 1936 – June 1, 2008) was a French fashion designer.
Saint-Saëns, Camille1Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns (9 October 1835 – 16 December 1921), also known by his nom de plume, Sannois, was a French composer, organist, conductor, and pianist of the Romantic era.
Saint-Simon, Henri de10Claude-Henri de Rouvroy, comte de Saint-Simon (17 October 1760 – 19 May 1825), also referred to as Henri de Saint-Simon, was an early French utopian socialist, whose thought influenced the foundations of various 19th century philosophies, including the philosophy of science and the discipline of sociology.
Sainte-Beuve, Charles Augustin11Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve (December 23 1804 – October 13 1869) was a French literary critic, poet and novelist.
Saintsbury, George14George Edward Bateman Saintsbury (23 October 1845 – 28 January 1933) was a prolific and popular English historian and literary scholar.
Saitoti, George2George Kinuthia Saitoti (1945 – 10 June 2012) was a Kenyan politician, businessman and American and British-trained economist, mathematician and development policy thinker. Until his death, he was serving as the minister for provincial administration and internal security in the government of Kenya.
Sajak, Pat10Pat Sajak (born Patrick Leonard Sajdak; October 26, 1946) is an American television personality, former weatherman, actor and talk show host, best known as the host of the American television game show Wheel of Fortune.
Sakaharov, Andrei50Andrei Sakharov (May 21, 1921 – December 14, 1989) was an eminent Soviet-Russian nuclear physicist, dissident and human rights activist. Sakharov was an advocate of civil liberties and reforms in the Soviet Union and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1975.
Saki57Saki (18 December 1870 – 13 November 1916) was the pen name of British author Hector Hugh Munro, whose witty and sometimes macabre stories satirised Edwardian society and culture.
Sakkinen, Riiko4Riiko Sakkinen (born 1976) is a visual artist from Finland, currently residing in Toledo, Spain. He is the founder of Turbo Realism, an art movement that uses critical irony, provocation and intervention as means of addressing sociopolitical and economic issues of the modern capitalist world through visual arts.
Sakurai, J. J.1Jun John Sakurai (31 January 1933 – 1 November 1982) was a Japanese-American particle physicist and theorist.
Sala, George Augustus Henry1George Augustus Henry Sala (24 November 1828 – 8 December 1895) was an English journalist.
Salam, Abdus2Prof. Dr. Abdus Salam (January 29 1926 – November 21 1996) was a Pakistani theoretical physicist who received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1979 for his work in electroweak theory which is the mathematical and conceptual synthesis of the electromagnetic and weak interactions, the latest stage reached until now on the path towards a unification theory describing the fundamental forces of nature.
Salaman, Nina3Nina Salaman (née Davis) (1877–1925) was a British poet. Many of her poems and translations are included in the Routledge festival prayer books still used today.
Salazar, António de Oliveira21António de Oliveira Salazar (April 28, 1889 – July 27, 1970) was a Portuguese professor and politician who served as Prime Minister of Portugal from 1932 to 1968. He was never President of the Republic, but was the virtual dictator of the country. He founded and led the Estado Novo ("New State"), the authoritarian, right-wing government that presided over and controlled Portugal from 1932 to 1974.
Saldanha, V.J.P.1V.J.P. Saldanha (9 June 1925 – 22 February 2000) was an Indian Konkani language litterateur, dramatist, novelist, short-story writer and poet.
Saleh, Ali Abdullah1Ali Abdullah Saleh (born March 21, 1946) has been the president of Yemen since 1990.
Sales, Francis de10Saint Francis de Sales (French: Saint François de Sales) (21 August 1567 – 28 December 1622) was bishop of Geneva and a Roman Catholic saint. He worked to convert Protestants back to Catholicism, was an accomplished preacher, and wrote books on religious topics.
Sali, Bill4William T. "Bill" Sali (born February 17, 1954) is a former United States Representative from Idaho's 1st congressional district.
Salieri, Antonio2Antonio Salieri (18 August 1750 – 7 May 1825) was an Italian classical composer, conductor and teacher.
Salih, Barham1Barham Ahmad Salih (born 1960) is a Kurdish politician who serves as Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq.
Salinger, J.D.78Jerome David Salinger (1 January 1919 – 27 January 2010) was an American author, most famous for his novel The Catcher in the Rye.
Salis-Seewis, Johann Gaudenz von2Johann Gaudenz von Salis-Seewis (December 26, 1762 – January 29, 1834) was a Swiss poet.
Salk, Jonas44Jonas Salk (October 28 1914 – June 23 1995) was a medical researcher and author, the inventor of the Salk vaccine against Polio, and the founder of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.
Sallust19Gaius Sallustius Crispus (86 – 34 BC) was a statesman and historian during the last century of the Roman Republic.
Sallustius49Sallustius or Sallust (Σαλούστιος) was a 4th-century Latin writer, a friend of the Roman Emperor Julian. He wrote the treatise On the Gods and the Cosmos, which owes much to the work of Iamblichus of Chalcis, who synthesized Platonism with Pythagoreanism and theurgy, as well as to Julian's own philosophical writings. Though uncertainty remains, and some have identifed him with the praetorian prefect of Gaul, Flavius Sallustius, he is widely thought to have been Saturninius Secundus Salutius, praetorian prefect of the Orient in 361, who declined the army's offer to become Emperor after the death of Julian, after which Jovian accepted the position.
Salmon, Ben3Ben Salmon (1889–1932) was an American Christian pacifist, conscientious objector and outspoken critic of Just War theology.
Salmond, Alex10Alex Salmond (born 31 December 1954) is a Scottish politician and was the First Minister of Scotland from 16 May 2007 until 19 November 2014.
Salpeter, Edwin1Edwin Ernest Salpeter (3 December 1924 – 26 November 2008) was an Austrian-Australian-American astrophysicist.
Salt, Henry Stephens4Henry Stephens Salt (September 20, 1851 – April 19, 1939) was an influential English writer and campaigner for social reform in the fields of prisons, schools, economic institutions and the treatment of animals.
Salt, Titus1Sir Titus Salt, 1st Baronet (20 September 1803 – 29 December 1876) was an industrialist and philanthropist who lived near Bradford, West Yorkshire. He is best known today for having built what is now a World Heritage Site at Saltaire.
Salter, James12James Salter (June 10, 1925 – June 19, 2015), was an American short story writer and novelist.
Saltz, Jerry3Jerry Saltz (born 19 March 1951) is an American art critic. Since 2006, he has been senior art critic and columnist for New York magazine.
Salvatore, R. A.13Robert Anthony Salvatore (born January 20, 1959), who writes under the name R. A. Salvatore, is a fantasy author best known for his Forgotten Realms novels and The DemonWars Saga.
Salvi, Francesco1Francesco Salvi (born 7 February 1953) is an Italian actor, writer, comedian, singer and architect.
Sam Houston10Samuel "Sam" Houston (2 March 1793 – 26 July 1863) was an American politician and soldier, best known for his role in bringing Texas into the United States as a constituent state. His victory at the Battle of San Jacinto secured the independence of Texas from Mexico. The only American to be elected governor of two different States (as opposed to territories or indirect appointments), he was also the only Southern governor to oppose secession (which led to the outbreak of the American Civil War) and to refuse an oath of allegiance to the Confederacy, a decision that led to his removal from office by the Texas secession convention.
Samberg, Andy1Andrew David Samberg (born August 18, 1978) is an American comedian, actor, writer, and a member of the comedy troupe the Lonely Island. He is a repertory player on Saturday Night Live and has appeared on Premium Blend, Arrested Development, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, The Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Samberg played the lead role in the 2007 film Hot Rod.
Sambora, Richie8Richard "Richie" Steven Sambora (born July 11, 1959) is an American musician who is the lead guitarist of the band Bon Jovi.
Sampson, Anthony3Anthony Terrell Seward Sampson (3 August 1926 – 18 December 2004) was a British writer and journalist; he was also a founding member of the (defunct) Social Democratic Party (SDP).
Samuel of Nehardea1Samuel of Nehardea (185–257), known as Mar Samuel, was a Babylonian rabbi and astronomer often mentioned in the Talmud.
Samuelson, Paul59Paul Anthony Samuelson (May 15, 1915 – December 13, 2009) was an American economist. He was the first American to win the Nobel Prize in Economics.
San Martín, José de23José de San Martín (25 February 1778 – 17 August 1850) was an Argentine general and the primary leader of the southern part of South America's successful struggle for independence from Spain.
San Souci, Robert D.1Robert Daniel San Souci (October 10, 1946 – December 19, 2014) was a multiple award winning children's book author. He was instrumental in the production of the film Mulan, for which he wrote the story.
Sanchez, Julian1Julian Sanchez (born March 14, 1979) is an American libertarian writer living in Washington, D.C.. Currently a research fellow at the Cato Institute, he previously covered technology and privacy issues as the Washington Editor for Ars Technica.
Sanchez, Matt5Matthew Sanchez (born December 1, 1970) is an American journalist. He served as a Marine reservist and attained the rank of corporal. Sanchez was awarded the first Jeane Kirkpatrick Academic Freedom Award in March 2007 at the Conservative Political Action Conference.Barbara Wilcox (March 8, 2007), Matt Sanchez: I'm "bad at being gay", publisher: The Advocate, retrieved: 2008-01-05 As a result of media coverage at the conference, it was revealed that Sanchez had performed in gay pornographic films in the early 1990s.John Hoellwarth (March 16, 2007), Corps may investigate cpl’s gay porn past, work: Marine Corps Times, retrieved: 2007-05-05Hoellwarth, John (March 17, 2007), Reservist acknowledges gay porn past, work: Navy Times: Navy News, publisher: Army Times Publishing Company, retrieved: 2007-04-04
Sanchez, Ricardo11Ricardo Sanchez (born 9 September 1953) is a former United States Army officer who was a candidate for the Democratic Party nomination for the U.S. Senate election in 2012 for the seat of retiring Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison.
Sancho, Ignatius25Ignatius Sancho (c. 1729 – 14 December 1780) was a composer, actor, and writer. He is the first known Black Briton to vote in a British election. He gained fame in his time as "the extraordinary Negro", and to 18th-century British abolitionists he became a symbol of the humanity of Africans and immorality of the slave trade. The Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, an African, edited and published two years after his death, is one of the earliest accounts of African slavery written in English by a former slave of Spanish and English families.
Sand, George18Amandine-Aurore-Lucile Dupin, baronne Dudevant (1 July 1804 – 8 June 1876), most famous under her pseudonym George Sand, was a French novelist and a pioneer of feminism.
Sandansk, Yane11Yane Ivanov (Jane) Sandanski (May 18, 1872 – April 22, 1915), was a revolutionist considered as a national hero in the Republic of Macedonia and as a very controversial revolutionary figure in Bulgaria.
Sandburg, Carl38Carl August Sandburg (6 January 1878 –22 July 1967) was an American poet, historian, novelist, balladeer and folklorist.
Sandel, Michael10Michael J. Sandel (born 5 March 1953) is an American political philosopher and a professor at Harvard University. He is best known for the Harvard course "Justice", and for his critique of John Rawls' A Theory of Justice in his first book, Liberalism and the Limits of Justice (1982).
Sanders, Bernie13Barnard "Bernie" Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is an American politician and the current United States Senator from Vermont. The "Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, 2016" began with his formal announcement on April 30, 2015.Kelly, Erin (April 30, 2015), Bernie Sanders: 'I am running in this election to win', publisher: USA Today, retrieved: April 30, 2015Rappeport, Alan (April 29, 2015), Bernie Sanders Announces He Is Running for President, work: New York Times, retrieved: April 30, 2015
Sanders, Harland2Harland David Sanders (9 September 1890 – 16 December 1980), also known as Colonel Sanders, was an American entrepreneur who founded Kentucky Fried Chicken. His image is omnipresent in the chain's advertising and packaging. His name is sometimes used as a synonym for the KFC product or restaurant itself.
Sanderson, Brandon16Brandon Sanderson (born December 19, 1975) is an American fantasy author. He has been nominated twice for the John W. Campbell Award.
Sandidge, John M.2John Milton Sandidge (1817-01-07 – 1890-03-30) was a member of the Louisiana State House of Representatives (1846 - 1855), serving as its speaker (1854 - 1855), as a delegate to the state constitutional convention (1852) and as a U.S. Representative from Louisiana (1855 - 1859).
Sandler, Adam2Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American comedian, actor, musician, screenwriter, and film producer.
Sands, Bobby11Robert Gerard Sands (Irish Roibeard Gearóid Ó Seachnasaigh; 9 March 1954 – 5 May 1981) was an Irish Republican who died on hunger strike whilst in prison for the possession of firearms. He had been elected as a Member of Parliament during his fast. While in jail Sands became a writer of poetry.
Sanford, Mark2Marshall Clement "Mark" Sanford, Jr. (born May 28, 1960) is an American politician from South Carolina. From 1994 to 2000, he served as the Republican representative in the United States House of Representatives for South Carolina's 1st congressional district. In 2002, he was elected the 115th Governor of South Carolina.
Sanger, Larry8Lawrence Mark Sanger (born July 16, 1968) is the co-founder of Wikipedia.
Sanger, Margaret60Margaret Higgins Sanger (September 14, 1879 – September 6, 1966) was an American birth control activist who opened the first birth control clinic in the United States and established organizations that evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Sangster, Margaret2Margaret Elizabeth Sangster (1838–1912) was an American poet, author, and editor popular in the late 19th and early 20th century.
Sankara, Thomas1Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara (December 21, 1949 – October 15, 1987) was the leader of Burkina Faso (formerly known as Upper Volta) from 1983 to 1987. He was overthrown and assassinated in a coup d'état led by Blaise Compaoré on October 15, 1987, sometimes believed to have been at the instruction of France.
Sankarreddy, Dilip6Dilip Sankarreddy (born 1981) is an Indian politician, social worker, business professional, environmentalist and poet. He is the winner of World Bank India Development Marketplace Award in 2007.
Sannazaro, Jacopo4Jacopo Sannazaro (28 July 1458 – 6 August 1530) was an Italian poet, humanist and epigrammist from Naples.
Sansom, George Bailey1Sir George Bailey Sansom (1883–1965) was a historian of pre-modern Japan particularly noted for his historical surveys and attention to Japanese society.
Sansovino, Francesco3Francesco Tatti da Sansovino (1521–1586) was a versatile Italian scholar and man of letters, also known as a publisher.
Santa Barraza3Santa Barraza(born April 7, 1951) is a Chicana mixed-media artist and painter who is well-known for her colorful, retablo style painting. Barraza pulls inspiration from her own mestiza ancestry and from Pre-Columbian art. Barraza is considered to be an important artist in the Chicano art movement.
Santana, Carlos3Carlos Santana (born July 20, 1947) is a Grammy Award-winning Mexican Latin rock musician and guitarist. He became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which created a highly successful blend of salsa, rock, blues, and jazz fusion. Their sound featured his melodic, blues based guitar lines set against Latin percussion such as timbales and congas. Santana continued to work in these forms over the following decades, and experienced a sudden resurgence of popularity and critical acclaim in the late 1990s. Rolling Stone also named Santana number 15 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time in 2003.
Santayana, George63George Santayana (16 December 1863 in Madrid, Spain – 26 September 1952 in Rome, Italy) was a philosopher, essayist, poet and novelist.
Santorum, Rick55Richard John Santorum (born May 10, 1958) is an American politician. A lawyer by profession, he was elected to the US House of Representatives in 1990 and to the US Senate in 1994 from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Santorum is well known for his conservative social and fiscal stances; as chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, he held the number-three job in the party leadership of the Senate, until his defeat for reelection in 2006, which he lost to then State Treasurer Bob Casey Jr. In 2012, he unsuccessfully ran for the Republican presidential nomination, winning 11 statewide contests before he suspended his campaign.
Santos, Epifanio De Los41Epifanio de los Santos y Cristóbal (7 April 1871 – 18 April 1928), sometimes known as Don Pañong or Don Panyong, was a Filipino humanist historian, literary critic, art critic, jurist, prosecutor, antiquarian, scholar, painter, musician, musciologist, philosopher, philologist, archivist, journalist, chief-editor, bibliographer, paleographer, ethnographer, biographer, civil servant and patriot. He was appointed director of the Philippine Library and Museum by Governor General Leonard Wood in 1925.
Sapir, Edward7Edward Sapir (26 January 1884 – 4 February 1939) was an American anthropologist and linguist, a leader in American structural linguistics, and a pioneer of concepts in linguistic relativity as a creator of what is now called the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis. He is arguably the most influential figure in American linguistics.
Sapirstein, Milton1Milton R. Sapirstein (1914 – November 28, 1996) was a clinical psychiatrist who studied, lectured, and wrote about the connections between neurobiology and psychoanalytical concepts. He was emeritus clinical professor of psychiatry at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City for nearly 50 years.
Sapkowsiki, Andrzej2Andrzej Sapkowski (born June 21, 1948, in Łódź) is a Polish fantasy writer.
Sapolski, Robert14Robert Sapolsky (born 1957) is a biologist and author. He is a professor at Stanford University.
Sappho1Sappho (Attic Greek Σαπφώ; Aeolic Greek Ψάπφα, Ψάπφω) (born c. 630 BC - 612 BC; died c. 570 BC - 581 BC) Greek poet; A prolific and much acclaimed writer, she is credited with either seven or nine long books of poetry, but over a thousand years of neglect and hostility destroyed most of her work. She is preserved in fragments, in citations in the works of classical authors, and on strips of papyrus found in Egypt. Many translators have attempted to fill in the gaps with their own interpretation of Sappho's style, thus a definitive collection is not possible.
Sarabhai, Vikram23Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai (Gujarati: વિક્રમ અંબાલાલ સારાભાઇ) (August 12, 1919 – December 30, 1971) was an Indian physicist, acclaimed as the father of India's space programme. He was also called the "Renaissance man". He established the Physical Research Laboratory in 1947. The Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, (VSSC), is the Indian Space Research Organization's, facility to launch vehicle development which is named after him. He was also Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission. He was decorated with India's two civilian awards of Padma Bhushan in 1966 and the :Padma Vibhushan posthumous (after-death). Space Science Day Is observed in India every year on 12 August.
Sarah Kofman6Sarah Kofman (14 September 1934 – 15 October 1994) was a French philosopher. She was the author of numerous books, including several on Friedrich Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud. Her book, L'énigme de la femme: La femme dans les textes de Freud (1980), is perhaps the most thorough consideration of Freud's ideas concerning female sexuality.
Sarah Vaughan8Sarah Lois Vaughan (March 27, 1924 – April 3, 1990) was an American jazz and torch singer.
Saraki, Bukola6Abubakar Bukola Saraki (born 19 December 1962) has been governor of Kwara State, Nigeria since 29 May 2003. He is a member of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP). Saraki was a former vice chairman of Societe Generale Bank.
Saramago, José113José de Sousa Saramago, GColSE (16 November 1922 – 18 June 2010) was a Portuguese novelist, poet, playwright and journalist. In 1995, he won the Camões Prize, and in 1998 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Sarandon, Susan4Susan Abigail Sarandon (née Tomalin; born October 4, 1946) is an Academy Award winning American actress and activist.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel2Vallabhbhai Patel (31 October 1875 – 15 December 1950) was a major political and social leader of India and its struggle for independence, and is credited for achieving the political integration of India. In India and across the world, he is known as Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, where Sardar stands for Chief in many languages of India.
Sargent, Epes3Epes Sargent (1813–1881) was an American poet and playwright of the Knickerbocker group.
Sargent, John Singer3John Singer Sargent (12 January 1856– 14 April 1925) was the most successful portrait painter of his era, as well as a gifted landscape painter and watercolorist. He was an American expatriate who lived most of his life in Europe.
Sargent, Thomas J.10Thomas John "Tom" Sargent (born July 19, 1943) is an American economist.
Sargsyan, Serzh17Serzh Sargsyan (born June 30, 1954) is the current President of Armenia. He won the February 2008 presidential election with the backing of the conservative Republican Party of Armenia - a party of which he serves as chairman.
Sargsyan, Tigran8Tigran Sargsyan (born 29 January 1960) is the current prime minister of Armenia since taking office on 9 April 2008.
Sarkozy, Nicolas14Nicolas Paul Stéphane Sarközy de Nagy-Bocsa (born 28 January 1955), more commonly known as Nicolas Sarkozy, is a French politician, and the head of the right-wing party UMP. He was invested as President of France on 16 May 2007.
Sarony, Leslie1Leslie Sarony (22 January 1897 – 12 February 1985), born Leslie Legge Frye, was a British entertainer, singer and songwriter.
Saroyan, William179William Saroyan (31 August 1908 – 18 May 1981) was an Armenian American author, famous for his novel The Human Comedy (1943), and other works dealing with the comedies and tragedies of everyday existence.
Sarton, George33George Sarton (August 31, 1884 – March 22, 1956) is considered by some to be the "father" of the history of science, having established the history of science as a discipline in its own right.
Sartre, Jean-Paul225Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre (21 June 1905 – 15 April 1980), normally known simply as Jean-Paul Sartre, was a French existentialist philosopher, dramatist and screenwriter, novelist, and critic. He had an enduring personal relationship with fellow philosopher Simone de Beauvoir.
Sassoon, Siegfried17Siegfried Sassoon (September 8, 1886 – September 1, 1967) was a British poet and writer, most famous for the poems he wrote as a soldier in World War I.
Satir, Virginia5Virginia Satir (26 June 1916 – 10 September 1988) Psychotherapist, family therapist, co-founder of the Mental Health Research Institute (MHRI) in Menlo Park, founder of the International Human Learning Resources Network (IHLRN; originallythe "Beautiful People") in 1970, and The Advanta Network in 1977; born Virginia Pagenkopf.
Satriani, Joe31Joe "Satch" Satriani (born July 15, 1956) is an instrumental rock guitarist and teacher, and a recognized virtuoso rock guitarist.
Satyan, T. S.1Tambrahalli Subramanya Satyanarayana Iyer (18 December 1923 – 13 December 2009), popularly known T S Satyan, was one of India's earliest and most eminent photojournalists.
Satyarthi, Kailash24Kailash Satyarthi (born 11 January 1954) is an Indian children's rights activist who founded the Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Childhood Movement) in 1980. He was awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, jointly with Malala Yousafzai.
Sauckel, Fritz17Fritz Sauckel (October 27, 1894 – October 16, 1946) was a Nazi war criminal, who organized the systematic enslavement of millions of men and boys from lands occupied by Nazi Germany. He was General Plenipotentiary for the Employment of Labour from 1942 until the end of the war. He was a defendant at the Nuremberg trials accused of conspiracy to commit crimes against peace; planning, initiating and waging wars of aggression; war crimes and crimes against humanity. He was found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity, and together with a number of colleagues, he was hanged on October 16, 1946.
Saud, Ibn4Ibn Saud (26 November 1876 – 9 November 1953) was the first Monarch of Saudi Arabia. He is noted for being the head of the Saud's family, and being in power when oil was discovered in Saudi Arabia. His support for Palestinians and strong opposition against Israel has been praised by various groups as well.
Saud, Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al2Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud (1934, Taif – 16 June 2012) was the interior minister of Saudi Arabia from 1975 to 2012.
Saul, Andrew2Andrew Saul (born 1946) is an American businessman who serves as Chairman of the Federal Thrift Retirement Investment Board.
Saul, John Ralston78John Ralston Saul (born 19 June 1947) is a Canadian author and philosopher.
Saura, Antonio1Antonio Saura (September 22, 1930 – July 22, 1998) was one of the greatest Spanish artists of the last 50 years.
Savage, Dan12Dan Savage (born October 7 1964) is an American journalist and author.
Savage, Michael22Michael Savage (born Michael Alan Weiner; March 31, 1942) is an American radio host, author and political commentator. He is the host of The Savage Nation, a nationally syndicated talk show that currently airs on Cumulus Media across the United States.
Savage, Richard4Richard Savage (c. 1697 – August 1, 1743) was an English poet.
Savard, Serge1Serge Aubrey Savard, OC (born January 22, 1946) is a former professional ice hockey defenceman, who played for the Montreal Canadiens and the Winnipeg Jets of the NHL. He won eight Stanley Cups in Montreal.
Savio, Mario8Mario Savio (December 8, 1942 – November 6 1996) was a political activist. He is famous as a leader of the Free Speech Movement at Berkeley in the 1960s.
Savitri Devi4Savitri Devi (30 September 1905 – 22 October 1982) was an Esoteric Hitlerist author.
Savonarola, Girolamo16Girolamo Savonarola (September 21, 1452 – May 23, 1498) was an Italian Dominican priest and leader of Florence from 1494 until his execution in 1498.
Sawaki, Kodo7Kodo Sawaki (1880–1965) is considered by some to be the most important Japanese Zen master of the 20th century.
Sawant, Kshama3Kshama Sawant (born 1973) is a American economist and politician of Indian descent, and Seattle City Council member. She is the first socialist to win a city-wide election in Seattle since Anna Louise Strong was elected to the School Board in 1916.
Sawyer, Diane3Lila Diana Sawyer (born December 22, 1945) is a television journalist.
Sawyer, Robert J.3Robert J. Sawyer (born 29 April 1960) is a Canadian science fiction writer, dubbed "the dean of Canadian science fiction" by the Ottawa Citizen in 1999. He describes himself as a "hard science-fiction writer." His work often delves into metaphysics, à la Arthur C. Clarke, and philosophy; he very much comes from the school that says science fiction is the literature of ideas.
Saxe, John Godfrey24John Godfrey Saxe (2 June 1816 – 31 March 1887) was an American poet.
Say, Jean-Baptiste71Jean-Baptiste Say (5 January 1767 – 15 November 1832) was a French economist and businessman. He was said to have held classically liberal views. He is most remembered today for Say's Law.
Sayers, Dorothy L.35Dorothy Leigh Sayers (13 June 1893 – 17 December 1957) was a renowned British author, translator, student of classical and modern languages, and Christian humanist.
Scalia, Antonin Gregory82Antonin Scalia (born 11 March 1936) is an American judge. He has been an associate justice on the United States Supreme Court since 1986.
Scalzi, John42John Michael Scalzi II (born May 10, 1969) is an American science fiction author and online writer.
Scanlon, Bethany K.5Bethany Kennedy Scanlon (born 21 March 1975) is an author of Christian fiction, and public lecturer.
Scannell, Vernon35Vernon Scannell (23 January 1922 – 16 November 2007) was a British poet and author. He was at one time a professional boxer, and wrote novels about the sport.
Scaruffi, Piero5Piero Scaruffi (born in 1955) is a freelance software consultant and university lecturer, who maintains a music website on which he publishes reviews.
Schacht, Hjalmar14Dr. Hjalmar Horace Greeley Schacht (22 January 1877 – 3 June 1970) was Currency Commissioner and President of the Reichsbank under the Weimar Republic, and President of the Reichsbank under the Nazi regime between 1933 and 1939. Schacht was one of the primary drivers of Germany's policy of redevelopment, reindustrialization and rearmament, and was a fierce critic of his country's post-WW1 reparation obligations. Released from effective service to the Nazi government in 1939, Schacht ended WWII in a concentration camp, and was tried and acquitted at Nuremberg for his role in Germany's war economy. Schacht died in Munich, Germany on June 3, 1970.
Schaeffer, Edith1Edith Schaeffer (November 3, 1914 – March 30, 2013), born Edith Rachel Merritt Seville, was a Christian author and co-founder of L'Abri.
Schaeffer, Francis6Francis August Schaeffer (30 January 1912 – 15 May 1984) was an American Evangelical Christian theologian, philosopher, and Presbyterian pastor.
Schaeffer, Pierre10Pierre Henri Marie Schaeffer (14 August 1910 – 19 August 1995) was a French composer, writer, broadcaster and engineer most widely recognized as the chief pioneer of musique concrète. His writings are often concerned with his development of the genre as well as the theoretics and philosophy of music in general.
Schama, Simon1Simon Schama (born February 13, 1945) is a British historian and art critic.
Schattschneider, Elmer Eric1Elmer Eric Schattschneider (August 11, 1892 – March 4, 1971) was an American political scientist.
Schatz, Gottfried3Gottfried Schatz (born 16 August 1936) is a Swiss-Austrian biochemist. He played a leading role in elucidating the biogenesis of mitochondria and was a co-discoverer of mitochondrial DNA.
Schauberger, Viktor56Viktor Schauberger (30 June 1885 – 25 September 1958) was an Austrian forester, inventor, engineer, philosopher, writer and artist.
Schawlow, Arthur4Arthur Leonard Schawlow (May 5, 1921 – April 28, 1999) was an American physicist. He is best remembered for his work on lasers, for which he was awarded a 1981 Nobel Prize.
Scheer, August-Wilhelm6August-Wilhelm Scheer (born July 27, 1941) is a German Professor of business administration and business information at the Saarland University, and founder and director of IDS Scheer AG, a major IT service and software company.
Schelege, Friedrich60Karl Wilhelm Friedrich (later: von) Schlegel (10 March 1772 - 12 January 1829) was a German poet, critic and scholar. He was the younger brother of August Wilhelm Schlegel.
Scheler, Max47Max Scheler (August 22, 1874, Munich – May 19, 1928, Frankfurt am Main) was a German philosopher known for his work in phenomenology, ethics, and philosophical anthropology.
Schell, Jonathan1Jonathan Edward Schell (born 1943) is an author and visiting fellow at Yale University, whose work primarily deals with campaigning against nuclear weapons.
Schellenberg, Walter6Walter Friedrich Schellenberg (January 16, 1910 – March 31, 1952) was a German Nazi who rose through the SS to become, following the abolition of the Abwehr in 1944, head of foreign intelligence. During the postwar Nuremberg Trials, Schellenberg testified against other Nazis. In the 1949 Ministries Trial he was sentenced to six years' imprisonment, during which time he wrote his memoirs, The Labyrinth. He was released in 1951 on grounds of ill-health and moved to Switzerland before settling in Verbania Pallanza, Italy. The following year he died of cancer in Turin.
Schelling, Friedrich6Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (January 27, 1775 – August 20, 1854), later von Schelling, was a German philosopher. Standard histories of philosophy make him the midpoint in the development of German idealism, situating him between Fichte, his mentor prior to 1800, and Hegel, his former university roommate and erstwhile friend.
Schelling, Thomas4Thomas Crombie Schelling (born 14 April 1921) is an American economist and professor of foreign policy, national security, nuclear strategy, and arms control at the School of Public Policy at University of Maryland, College Park. He is also co-faculty at the New England Complex Systems Institute. He was awarded the 2005 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (shared with Robert Aumann).
Schiaparelli, Elsa1Elsa Schiaparelli (1890–1973) was an Italian-born French fashion designer.
Schiaparelli, Giovanni1Giovanni Schiaparelli (14 March 1835 – 4 July 1910) was an Italian astronomer, noted for his observations of Mars and Mercury.
Schiff, Peter39Peter David Schiff (born March 23, 1963) is an American businessman, financial commentator and author noted for his predictions of the housing market crash in 2005, support for unregulated markets and reduction of the powers of federal government. He was a Republican candidate for one of the Connecticut Senate seats, against veteran politician Democrat Chris Dodd.
Schiffer, Claudia1Claudia Schiffer (born August 25, 1970) is a German supermodel and actress, who reached the height of her popularity during the 1990s. Schiffer is one of the world's most successful supermodels, appearing on over 500 magazine covers and is thought to be one of the wealthiest German women of her time, with Forbes estimating Schiffer to be worth £38 million in 2002.
Schillebeeckx, Edward1Edward Cornelis Florentius Alfonsus Schillebeeckx (12 November 1914 – 23 December 2009) was a Belgian Roman Catholic theologian born in Antwerp. He taught at the Catholic University in Nijmegen.
Schiller, Herbert Irving19Herbert Irving Schiller (November 5, 1919 – January 29, 2000) was an American media critic, sociologist, author, and scholar. He earned his PhD in 1960 from New York University.
Schindler, Oskar16Oskar Schindler (28 April 1908 – 9 October 1974) was a Sudeten German industrialist credited with saving almost 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust, by having them work in his enamelware and ammunitions factories located in Poland and what is now the Czech Republic.
Schinkel, Karl Friedrich7Karl Friedrich Schinkel (13 March 1781 – 9 October 1841) was a Prussian architect, city planner, and painter who also designed furniture and stage sets.
Schinz, Albert3Albert Schinz (1870-1943) was an American French and philosophical scholar, editor, and professor of French literature.
Schirach, Baldur von22Baldur Benedikt von Schirach (May 9, 1907 – August 8, 1974) was a Nazi youth leader later convicted of being a war criminal. Schirach was the head of the Hitlerjugend (Hitler Youth) and Gauleiter and Reichsstatthalter ("Reich Governor") of Vienna. He was sentenced at the Nuremberg Trials and served twenty years as a prisoner in Spandau Prison. On July 20, 1949 his wife Henriette divorced him while he was in prison. He was released on September 30, 1966, and retired quietly to southern Germany. He published his memoirs, Ich glaubte an Hitler ("I believed in Hitler"), in 1974 and died in Kröv.
Schlafly, Phyllis19Phyllis Schlafly (born 15 August 1924) is an American conservative political activist known for her best-selling 1964 book A Choice, Not An Echo and her opposition to feminism in general and the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in particular.
Schleiermacher, Friedrich2Friedrich Daniel Ernst Schleiermacher (November 21, 1768 – February 12, 1834) was a German theologian and philosopher known for his attempt to reconcile the criticisms of the Enlightenment with traditional Protestant orthodoxy.
Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr.4Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Jr. (October 15 1917 – April 28 2007) was an American historian and social critic whose work has explored the liberalism of American political leaders including Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and Robert Kennedy, as well as the men who surrounded Andrew Jackson. He served as Special Assistant to the President in John F. Kennedy's administration. He wrote a detailed account of the Kennedy Administration entitled A Thousand Days.
Schmeling, Max4Maximillian Adolph Otto Siegfried Schmeling (September 28, 1905 – February 2, 2005) was a German boxer whose two fights with Joe Louis transcended boxing and became worldwide social events because of their national associations.
Schmich, Mary6Mary Theresa Schmich (born November 29, 1953) is a columnist for the Chicago Tribune. Her June 1, 1997 column, commonly referred to as "Wear sunscreen", was widely attributed on the Internet to a Kurt Vonnegut commencement address at M.I.T. It was later published as a book and released as a popular recording.
Schmidt-Rottluff,Karl1Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (1 December 1884 – 10 August 1976) was a German expressionist painter and printmaker.
Schmidt, Eric8Eric Emerson Schmidt (born April 27, 1955) is an engineer, a former member of the board of directors of Apple Inc., and current executive chairman of Google.
Schmidt, Helmut3Helmut Schmidt (German pronunciation: ˈhɛlmʊt ˈʃmɪt; born 23 December 1918) is a German Social Democratic politician who served as Chancellor of West Germany from 1974 to 1982.
Schmidt, Michael10Michael Schmidt (born 1947, in Mexico City) is a Mexican-British poet, author and scholar. He is currently Professor of Poetry at Glasgow University.
Schmidt, Paul5Paul O. Schmidt (1899–1970) was a translator in the German foreign ministry from 1923 to 1945. During his career he served as the translator for Neville Chamberlain's negotiations with Adolf Hitler over the Munich Agreement, the British Declaration of War and the surrender of France.
Schmidt, Peter2Peter Schmidt (17 May 1931 – 22 January 1980) was a British artist, painter, pioneering multimedia exhibitor, and an influential teacher. He was part of a generation of art school teachers in the 1960s and 1970s that had great impact on some students who later went on to work in art and music. He worked with Hansjörg Mayer, Brian Eno, Mark Boyle, Dieter Roth and had associations with Russell Mills, David Toop and Tom Phillips.
Schmitt, Roland1Roland Walter Schmitt (born July 24, 1923) is a physicist, business executive and the nineteenth president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Schmitz, John G.3John George Schmitz (August 12, 1930 – January 10, 2001) was a conservative Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Orange County, California, prominent member of the John Birch Society, and the American Independent Party candidate for President of the United States in 1972.Schmitz is notable for his far right-wing sympathies.
Schnabel, Artur7Artur Schnabel (April 17, 1882 – August 15, 1951) was a pianist and composer, born in Lipnik in the Austro-Hungarian Empire (now Lipniki in Poland). He moved to Britain and then America, becoming a US citizen in 1944.
Schnabel, Paul1Paul Schnabel (born 1948) is a Dutch sociologist and as of 2006 the director of an agency of the Dutch government called Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau (Social and Cultural Planning Office), usually abbreviated as SCP (or SCPB).
Schneider, Eddie August6Eddie August Schneider (October 20, 1911 – December 23, 1940) set three transcontinental airspeed records for pilots under the age of twenty-one in 1930. His plane was a Cessna Model AW with a Warner-Scarab engine, one of only 48 built, that he called "The Kangaroo". He set the east-to-west, then the west-to-east, and the combined round trip record. He was the youngest certificated pilot in the United States, and the youngest certified airplane mechanic. He was a pilot in the Spanish Civil War in the Yankee Squadron. He died in an airplane crash in 1940 while training another pilot, when a Boeing-Stearman Model 75 belonging to the United States Navy Reserve overtook him and clipped his plane's tail at Floyd Bennett Field.
Schneider, Herbert Wallace1Henry William Schneider (12 May 1817 – 11 November 1887) was a British industrialist, and politician, who played a leading role in the development of the new town of Barrow-in-Furness.
Schneider, Ira5Ira Schneider (born in New York, NY in 1939), is an American video artist, who graduated from Brown University as Bachelor of Arts in 1960 and from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in Psychology as Magister of Arts in 1964. He has been living and working in Berlin since 1993.
Schneier, Bruce18Bruce Schneier (born January 15, 1963) is an American cryptographer, computer security specialist, and writer.
Schoenberg, Arnold20Arnold Franz Walter Schoenberg originally Schönberg (13 September 1874 – 13 July 1951) was an Austrian and later American composer. Many of Schoenberg's works are associated with the expressionist movements in early 20th-century German poetry and art, and he was among the first composers to embrace atonal motivic development.
Schoepen, Bobbejaan3Bobbejaan Schoepen (16 May 1925 – 17 May 2010), pseudonym of Modest Schoepen, was a Belgian musician.
Schöffer, Nicolas6Nicolas Schöffer (September 6, 1912 — January 8, 1992) was a Hungarian-born French artist. He can be considered as the father of cybernetic art.
Scholes, Myron1Myron Samuel Scholes (born July 1, 1941) is a Canadian-born American financial economist who is best known as one of the authors of the Black–Scholes equation. In 1997 he was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for a method to determine the value of derivatives. The model provides a conceptual framework for valuing options, such as calls or puts, and is referred to as the Black–Scholes model.
Scholes, Paul77Paul Scholes (born 16 November 1974) is an English football player who has spent his entire career at Manchester United.
Scholl, Sophie18Sophia Magdalena Scholl (9 May 1921 – 22 February 1943) was a member of the White Rose non-violent resistance movement during the Nazi regime in Germany. She was arrested on 18 February 1943, convicted of treason four days later, and executed by guillotine a few hours after that.
Schön, Donald5Donald Alan Schön (1930–1997) was an influential thinker in developing the theory and practice of reflective professional learning in the twentieth century.
Schopenhauer, Arthur175Arthur Schopenhauer (22 February 1788 – 21 September 1860) was a German philosopher, most famous for his work The World as Will and Representation (1819).
Schriver, Henry11Henry Schriver (1914 – 27 March 2011) was a Republican represantive in the Ohio House of Representatives from 3 January 1967 to 31 December 1968, referred to as "the farmer philosopher".
Schroder, Gerhard5Gerhard Schröder (born 7 April 1944) was Chancellor of Germany from 1998 to 2005.
Schrödinger, Erwin58Erwin Rudolf Josef Alexander Schrödinger (12 August 1887 – 4 January 1961) was an Austrian physicist, one of the founders of quantum theory, and winner of the 1933 Nobel Prize for Physics. His ideas were heavily influenced by Vedanta and monist philosophy and he is particularly well known for original interpretations of the significance of the wave function and for devising the Schrödinger's cat thought experiment.
Schroeder, Karl18Karl Schroeder (born September 4, 1962) is a Canadian science fiction author.
Schucman, Helen3Helen Schucman, Ph.D. (14 July 1909 – 9 February 1981) was a research psychologist from New York City, most famous for her work in producing A Course in Miracles. From 1958 through 1976 she was a professor of medical psychology at Columbia University in New York.
Schultz, Ed1Ed Schultz (born January 27, 1954) is an American television and radio host and political pundit. He is the host of The Ed Show, a daily news program on MSNBC.
Schultz, Theodore17Theodore William "Ted" Schultz (30 April 1902 – 26 February 1998) was an American economist, who was the 1979 winner, jointly with William Arthur Lewis, of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.
Schulz, Charles M.6Charles Monroe Schulz (November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000) was an American cartoonist, the creator of the comic strip Peanuts.
Schulz, Friedrich Wilhelm2Friedrich Wilhelm Schulz (13 March 1797 – 9 January 1860) was a German officer and radical-democratic publisher in Hesse.
Schumacher, Heinrich Christian Friedrich1Heinrich Christian Friedrich Schumacher (November 15, 1757 in Glückstadt, Holstein – December 9, 1830) was a Danish surgeon, botanist and Professor of anatomy at the University of Copenhagen. Schumacher carried out significant research work in malacology, in other words on molluscs, and assigned systematic names to many taxa.
Schumacher, Michael18Michael Schumacher (born January 3, 1969) is a German Formula One driver and the most successful driver of all time. He is also the first German to win the drivers' championship.
Schumann, Robert9Robert Schumann (8 June 1810 – 29 July 1856) was a German composer and pianist.
Schumpeter, Joseph53Joseph Alois Schumpeter (February 8, 1883 – January 8, 1950) was an economist from Austria and an influential political scientist.
Schuon, Frithjof6Frithjof Schuon (18 June 1907 – 5 May 1998) was a Swiss philosopher and author of numerous books on religion and spirituality.
Schuster, Arthur1Sir Franz Arthur Friedrich Schuster FRS (September 12, 1851 – October 17, 1934) was a versatile German-born British physicist known for his work in spectroscopy, electrochemistry, optics, X-radiography and the application of harmonic analysis to physics. He contributed enormously to making the University of Manchester a centre for the study of physics.
Schwa (art)1Schwa is the underground conceptual art work of Bill Barker (born 1957). Barker draws deceptively simple black and white stick figures and oblong alien ships. However the artwork is not about the aliens: it is about how people react to the presence of the aliens and Barker uses them as a metaphor for foreign and unknown ideas. Schwa became an underground hit in the 1990s.
Schwartz, Anna 1Anna Jacobson Schwartz (11 November 1915 – 21 June 2012) was an American economist.
Schwartz, Barry1Barry Schwartz (born 1946) is an American psychologist.
Schwartz, Delmore9Delmore Schwartz (December 8 1913 – July 11 1966) was an American poet.
Schwartz, Melvin1Melvin Schwartz (November 2, 1932 – August 28, 2006) was an American physicist. He shared the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physics with Leon M. Lederman and Jack Steinberger for their development of the neutrino beam method and their demonstration of the doublet structure of the lepton through the discovery of the muon neutrino.
Schwartz, Stephen3Stephen Lawrence Schwartz (born 6 March 1948) is an American musical theater lyricist and composer.
Schwarz, Harry28Harry Heinz Schwarz (May 13, 1924 – February 5, 2010) was a South African lawyer, statesman and long-time political opposition leader against apartheid, who eventually served as the South African ambassador to the United States during the country’s transition to representative democracy. He was also a banker, businessmen and served as a defence lawyer in the Rivonia Trial.
Schwarzenbach, Blake8Blake Schwarzenbach (born 1967) musician and songwriter best known as frontman of rock bands Jawbreaker and Jets to Brazil.
Schwarzenegger, Arnold25Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (born 30 July 1947) is an Austrian-born American actor, Republican politician, bodybuilder, businessman, who was the 38th Governor of California.
Schwarzkopf, Jr, Norman9H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. (August 22, 1934 – December 27, 2012), also known as Stormin' Norman, was a United States Army 4 Star General who, while he served as Commander-in-Chief (now known as "Combatant Commander") of U.S. Central Command, was commander of the Coalition Forces in the Gulf War of 1991.
Schweitzer, Albert72Albert Schweitzer (January 14 1875 – September 4 1965) was a German philosopher, philanthropist, physician, theologian, missionary, and musicologist; who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952.
Schwinger, Julian3Julian Seymour Schwinger (February 12, 1918 – July 16, 1994) was an American theoretical physicist. He is best known for his work on the theory of quantum electrodynamics, in particular for developing a relativistically invariant perturbation theory, and for renormalizing QED to one loop order.
Schwitters, Kurt10Kurt Schwitters (June 20, 1887 – January 8, 1948) was a German painter and played an important role in Dada. He worked in several genres and media, including Dadaism, Constructivism, Surrealism, poetry, sound, painting, collage, sculpture, typography and what came to be known as installation art.
Sciama, Dennis2Dennis William Siahou Sciama FRS (18 November 1926 – 18 December 1999) was a British astronomer and physicist who, through his own work and that of his students, played a major role in developing British physics after the Second World War.
Scipio Africanus6Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus Major (236 – 183 BC) was a general in the Second Punic War and statesman of the Roman Republic. He was best known for defeating Hannibal of Carthage, a feat that earned him the agnomen Africanus, the nickname the Roman Hannibal and recognition as one of the finest commanders in military history.
Scofield, Paul13David Paul Scofield CH CBE (21 January 1922 – 19 March 2008) was an award-winning English actor of stage and screen. Noted for his distinctive voice and delivery, Scofield won both an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award for his role as Sir Thomas More in the 1966 film A Man for All Seasons.
Scorsese, Martin6Martin Luciano Scorsese (born November 17, 1942) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film historian.
Scott Shaw6Scott Shaw (born 23 September 1958) is an American author, journalist, actor, film director, film producer, musician, and martial artist.
Scott, C.P.2Charles Prestwich Scott (26 October 1846 – 1 January 1932) was a British journalist, publisher and politician. He was the editor of The Manchester Guardian newspaper from 1872 until 1929, and its owner from 1907 until his death.
Scott, Cora L. V.9Cora Lodencia Veronica Scott (April 21, 1840 – January 3, 1923), also known as Cora Hatch, was one of the best-known mediums of the Spiritualism movement of the last half of the 19th century.
Scott, Francis Reginald1Francis Reginald Scott, commonly known as Frank Scott or F. R. Scott (August 1, 1899 – January 30, 1985), was a Canadian poet, intellectual and constitutional expert.
Scott, Howard2Howard Scott (1 April 1890 – 1 January 1970) was founder of the Technocracy movement.
Scott, Mike36Michael Scott (born 14 December 1958) is a Scottish musician, who became famous as the founding member and chief songwriter of the musical group The Waterboys.
Scott, Ridley8Sir Ridley Scott (born 30 November 1937) is an English film director and producer. Following his commercial breakthrough with Alien (1979), his most famous works are sci-fi classic Blade Runner (1982), Thelma & Louise (1991), Gladiator (2000), Black Hawk Down (2001), Hannibal (2001), Matchstick Men (2003), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), American Gangster (2007), Robin Hood (2010), and Prometheus (2012).
Scott, Robert Falcon7Robert Falcon Scott (6 June 1868 – c. 29 March 1912) was a Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions.
Scott, Walter141Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (August 14, 1771 – September 21, 1832) was a prolific Scottish historical novelist and poet popular throughout Europe during his time.
Scott, Winfield7Winfield Scott (June 13, 1786 – May 29, 1866) was a United States Army general, and unsuccessful presidential candidate of the Whig Party in 1852. Known as "Old Fuss and Feathers" and the "Grand Old Man of the Army," he served on active duty as a general longer than any other man in American history and many historians rate him the ablest American commander of his time.
Scotus, Duns4John Duns Scotus (c. 1266 – 8 November 1308) is generally reckoned to be one of the three most important philosopher-theologians of the High Middle Ages.
Scriabin, Alexander2Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin (6 January 1872 – 27 April 1915) was a Russian composer and pianist.
Scriver, Christian10Christian Scriver (January 2, 1629 – April 5, 1693) was a German Lutheran devotional writer.
Scruton, Roger19Roger Vernon Scruton (born 27 February 1944) is a British philosopher. He is (or has been) an academic, editor, publisher, barrister, journalist, broadcaster, countryside campaigner, novelist, and composer.
Scully, Marlan1Marlan Orvil Scully (born August 3, 1939) is a physicist best known for his work in theoretical quantum optics. He is currently a professor at Texas A&M University and Princeton University. He has authored over 700 scientific articles, as well as standard textbooks such as “Laser Physics” (with Willis Lamb and M. Sargent) and “Quantum Optics” (with M. S. Zubairy).
Scully, Matthew5Matthew Scully (born March 30 1959) is an American author, journalist, and speechwriter.
Scully, Vin15Vincent Edward Scully (born November 29, 1927) is an American sports announcer.
Scully, Vincent1Vincent Joseph Scully, Jr. (born 1920) is a Sterling Professor Emeritus of the History of Art in Architecture at Yale University, and the author of several books on the subject. Architect Philip Johnson once described Scully as the “the most influential architectural teacher ever.”
Seaborg, Glenn6Glenn Theodore Seaborg (April 19, 1912 – February 25, 1999) was an American scientist who won the 1951 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for "discoveries in the chemistry of the transuranium elements". He was the principal or co-discoverer of ten elements: plutonium, americium, curium, berkelium, californium, einsteinium, fermium, mendelevium, nobelium and element 106, which, while he was still living, was named seaborgium in his honor. He also discovered more than 100 atomic isotopes and is credited with important contributions to the chemistry of plutonium, originally as part of the Manhattan Project. He advised ten presidents from Truman to Clinton on nuclear policy and was the chairman of the United States Atomic Energy Commission from 1961 to 1971 where he pushed for commercial nuclear energy and peaceful applications of nuclear science. Throughout his career, Seaborg worked for arms control.
Seacat, Sandra43Sandra Diane Seacat (born October 2, 1936) is an acclaimed and influential acting teacher and coach, her reputation resting on a combination of high-profile success stories (such as Jessica Lange, Mickey Rourke, Marlo Thomas, Meg Ryan and Laura Dern), her perceived connection to longtime Actors Studio director Lee Strasberg, and, most recently, her pioneering efforts in acting pedagogy, blending elements of the Method, eastern meditation and Jungian dream analysis.
Seal (musician)15Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel (born 19 February 1963, in Paddington, London), known primarily as Seal, is an Anglo-Nigerian soul singer and songwriter.
Seale, Bobby6Bobby Seale (born 22 October 1936, in Dallas, Texas) is an American civil rights activist, who along with Huey Newton, co-founded the Black Panther Party For Self Defense in 1966.
Seaman, Barbara2Barbara Seaman (September 11, 1935 – February 27, 2008) was an American feminist activist, author, and journalist.
Seaman, Owen1Owen Seaman (September 18, 1861 – February 2, 1936) was a British writer, journalist and poet. He is best known as editor of Punch, from 1906 to 1932.
Searle, John38John Rogers Searle (born July 31, 1932) is the Slusser Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, and is noted for contributions to the philosophy of language, philosophy of mind and consciousness, on the characteristics of socially constructed versus physical realities, and on practical reason. He was awarded the Jean Nicod Prize in 2000.
Sears, Edmund Hamilton4Edmund Hamilton Sears (1810–1876) was a Unitarian parish minister and author who wrote a number of theological works influencing 19th century liberal Protestants. Sears is known today primarily as the man who penned the words to "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear" in 1849.
Seattle, Chief16Chief Seattle (also Sealth, Seathl or See-ahth) (c. 1786 – June 7, 1866) was a leader of the Suquamish and Duwamish Native American tribes in what is now the U.S. state of Washington.
Sebastian Bach4Sebastian Bach (born Sebastian Philip Bierk, on April 3, 1968) is a heavy metal singer, best known as ex-frontman of Skid Row.
Sedaine, Michel-Jean2Michel-Jean Sedaine (July 4, 1719 – May 17, 1797) was a French dramatist, was born at Paris.
Sedaris, David18David Sedaris (born December 26, 1956) is an American essayist and radio contributor.
Sedgwick, Edie127Edith Minturn "Edie" Sedgwick (April 20 1943 – November 16 1971) was an American actress, socialite, and heiress who starred in many of Andy Warhol's short films in the 1960s.
Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky4Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick (May 2, 1950 – April 12, 2009) was an American professor of English and an author in gender studies, lesbian and gay studies, queer theory and critical theory.
Sedgwick, John1General John Sedgwick (September 13, 1813 – May 9, 1864) was a teacher, a career military officer, and a Union Army general in the American Civil War, killed by a Confederate sharp-shooter at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House.
Sedley, Charles3Sir Charles Sedley, 5th Baronet (March 1639 – 20 August 1701) was an English wit and dramatist.
Seeckt, Hans von9Johannes Friedrich "Hans" von Seeckt (22 April 1866 – 27 December 1936) was a German military officer who served as Chief of Staff to August von Mackensen, and was a central figure in planning the victories Mackensen achieved for Germany in the east during the First World War. During the years of the Weimar Republic he was chief of staff for the Reichswehr from 1919 to 1920 and commander in chief of the German Army from 1920 until he resigned in October 1926.
Seeger, Charles1Charles Louis Seeger (14 December 1886 – 7 February 1979) was a musicologist, composer, and teacher.
Seeger, Pete29Peter Seeger (3 May 1919 – 27 January 2014) was a U.S. musician, political activist, and author; usually known as Pete Seeger.
Seelye, Julius Hawley1Julius Hawley Seelye (September 14, 1824 – May 12, 1895) was a missionary, author, United States Representative, and former president of Amherst College. The system of Latin Honors in use at many universities worldwide is said to have been created by him.
Sega, Andrew52Andrew Gregory Sega (born 20 May 1975), also known by the moniker Necros, is an American musician best known for tracking modules in the 90s demoscene as well as for composing music for several well-known video games. He is currently part of the group Iris, a live member of Stromkern, and has his own recording label known as Diffusion Records. Sega is also the founder of The Alpha Conspiracy project.
Segal,Erich3Erich Segal (June 16, 1937 – January 17, 2010) was an American author, screenwriter, and professor of Greek and Latin literature at Harvard University.
Seger, Bob23Robert Clark "Bob" Seger (born May 6, 1945) is an American rock musician and singer-songwriter.
Sei Shōnagon6Sei Shōnagon (965-1010s?) was a Japanese author and a court lady who served the Empress Consort Teishi around the year 1000. She is known as the author of The Pillow Book (makura no sōshi).
Seinfeld, Jerry13Jerome Allen Seinfeld (born 29 April 1954) is an American actor, writer and comedian.
Seitz, Frederick2Frederick Seitz (July 4, 1911 – March 2, 2008) was an American physicist and a pioneer of solid state physics. Seitz studied under Eugene Wigner at Princeton University, graduating in 1934. He, along with Wigner, came up with the concept of the Wigner-Seitz unit cell used in the study of crystalline properties of materials. Seitz was president of the United States National Academy of Sciences (1962–1969).
Seko, Mobutu Sese35Mobutu Sésé Seko kuku ngbendu wa za Banga (or Mobutu Sese Seko Koko Ngbendu Wa Za Banga; October 14, 1930 – September 7, 1997) was the President of Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) from 1965 to 1997.
Selby, Hubert, Jr.17Hubert "Cubby" Selby, Jr. (23 July 1928 – 26 April 2004) was a 20th century American writer.
Seldes, George10George Seldes (November 16, 1890 – July 2, 1995) was an American investigative journalist and media critic.
Self, Will8William Woodard Self (born 26 September 1961) is an English satirical novelist, newspaper columnist and broadcaster.
Selig, Bud21Allan Huber Selig, Jr., better known as Bud Selig (born July 30, 1934), is the Commissioner of Major League Baseball. He served as acting commissioner from 1992 to 1998 and as commissioner from 1998 to present.
Selleck, Tom5Thomas William "Tom" Selleck (born January 29, 1945) is an American actor best known for his starring role on the long-running television show Magnum P.I..
Sellers, Peter19Richard Henry Sellers (8 September 1925 – 24 July 1980), most famous under his stage name Peter Sellers, was a British comedian and actor.
Sellers, Sean14Sean Richard Sellers (May 18, 1969 – February 5, 1999) was a 17 year old American murderer and an ex-Satanist, who converted to Christianity while in prison. He was executed by lethal injection in 1999.
Selten, Reinhard7Reinhard Justus Reginald Selten (born 5 October 1930) is a German economist, who won the 1994 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (shared with John Harsanyi and John Forbes Nash). He is also well known for his work in bounded rationality, and can be considered as one of the founding fathers of experimental economics.
Sen, Amartya16Amartya Kumar Sen (born 3 November 1933) is an Indian economist and the winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize for economics.
Sendak, Maurice34Maurice Bernard Sendak (10 June 1928 – 8 May 2012) was an American writer and illustrator of children's literature.
Sendler, Irena10Irena Sendler (also called as Irena Sendlerowa in Polish) (15 February 1910 - 12 May 2008) was a social worker who during World War II was an activist in the Polish Underground and Polish anti-Holocaust resistance in Warsaw. She helped save about 2500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto by providing them with false documents and finding hiding places in individual and group children houses out of the Ghetto.
Seneca the Elder10Marcus Annaeus Seneca (c. 54 BC – c. 37 AD), often known as Seneca the Rhetorician or Seneca the Elder, was a Roman authority on the history and techniques of oratory. He was father of Seneca the Younger and grandfather of Lucan.
Seneca the Younger95Lucius Annaeus Seneca (c. 4 BC – A.D. 65), often known simply as Seneca, or Seneca the Younger, was a Roman philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and humorist. He was son of Seneca the Elder.
Senge, Peter12Peter M. Senge (born 1947) is an American scientist, director of the Center for Organizational Learning at the MIT Sloan School of Management and author of the seminal work on learning organizations, The Fifth Discipline (1990).
Senilagakali2Dr Jona Baravilala Senilagakali (8 November 1929 – 26 October 2011) was a physician who was appointed the interim Prime Minister of Fiji during the 2006 coup.
Senna, Ayrton28Ayrton Senna da Silva (March 21, 1960 – May 1, 1994) was a Brazilian racing driver and three-time Formula One world champion. He remains the last Grand Prix driver killed while driving a Formula One car.
Sennacherib2Sennacherib was king of Assyria from 705 to 681 B.C. He fought many wars against his neighbors, including Hezekiah, king of Judah.
Sepehri, Sohrab1Sohrab Sepehri (October 7, 1928 – April 21, 1980) was an Iranian poet.
Serageldin, Ismail1Ismail Serageldin (born 1944 in Giza, Egypt) is a professor of economics and director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
Seraphim of Sarov2Saint Seraphim of Sarov (July 19, 1759 – January 2 (N.S. January 14), 1833), born Prokhor Moshnin (Прохор Мошнин), was a Russian Orthodox monk and starets who spent most of his life near Sarov, Russia. He was canonized as a saint of the Russian Orthodox Church in 1903.
Serena Williams2Serena Williams, (born September 26, 1981) is an American female tennis player, currently ranked World No. 1, who has won fifteen Grand Slam singles titles. She is the last player, male or female, to have held all four Grand Slams at the same time. She is considered one of the best players of all time. She is the younger sister of another former world No. 1 professional female tennis player, Venus Williams.
Serfoji II1Serfoji II of Thanjavur (24 September 1777 – 8 March 1832) was the Prince of the state of Thanjavur from 23 January 1787 until his death. He is recognized as a great savant, reformer and patron of arts and sciences. He established the Saraswathi Mahal Library within the palace premises. Today, this is one of the largest libraries in India.
Serling, Rod26Rodman Edward Serling (25 December 1924 – 28 June 1975) was an American writer, known primarily as Rod Serling; most famous for his science fiction TV series The Twilight Zone.
Serra, Richard12Richard Serra (born 2 November 1939) is an American minimalist sculptor and video artist known for working with large scale assemblies of sheet metal.
Serraillier, Ian1Ian Serraillier (24 September 1912 – 28 November 1994) was a British novelist and poet, best known for his children's books, especially The Silver Sword (1956).
Servetus, Michael11Michael Servetus (29 September 1511 – 27 October 1553) was a Spanish theologian, physician, cartographer, and humanist, renowned in the history of several of these fields, particularly medicine and theology. He participated in the Protestant Reformation, and later developed a nontrinitarian Christology. Condemned by Catholics and Protestants alike, he was arrested in Geneva and burnt at the stake as a heretic by order of the Protestant Geneva governing council.
Service, Robert12Robert William Service (16 January 1874 – 11 September 1958) was a Canadian poet.
Sesana, Roy4Roy Sesana (born around 1950 in Molapo, Botswana) is a Bushman activist who works together with the First People of the Kalahari for the rights of his tribe.
Sessions, Jeff5Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III (born December 24, 1946) is the junior United States Senator from Alabama.
Seth, Vikram2Vikram Seth (born 20 June 1952) is an Indian poet and author.
Seurat, Georges2Georges-Pierre Seurat (2 December 1859 – 29 March 1891) was a French Post-Impressionist painter and draftsman. He is noted for his innovative use of drawing media and for devising the technique of painting known as pointillism. His large-scale work A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (1884–1886) altered the direction of modern art by initiating Neo-impressionism.
Seuss, Dr.46Theodor Seuss Geisel (2 March 1904 – 24 September 1991), better known by his pen name, Dr. Seuss, was an American writer and cartoonist most famous for his children's books.
Severini, Gino12Gino Severini (Cortona, 7 April 1883 – 26 February 1966), was an Italian painter and a leading member of the Futurist movement and signed in 1910 the Manifesto of the Futurists together with his fellow Italians: Boccione, Carrà and Balla. Later, Cubism attracted him more.
Severus, Septimius 12Lucius Septimius Severus (11 April 145 – 4 February 211), commonly known as Septimius Severus or "Severus", was Roman Emperor from 193 to 211.
Sevigne, Marie De Rabutin-Chantal, Marquise De5Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné (5 February 1626 – 17 April 1696) was a French aristocrat, remembered for her letter-writing. Most of her letters, celebrated for their wit and vividness, were addressed to her daughter.
Sevigny, Chloë1Chloë Stevens Sevigny (born November 18, 1974) is an American actress who has received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for her performance in the 1999 drama Boys Don't Cry. She won a Golden Globe in 2009 for her performance on the television series Big Love as Nikki Grant.
Sewall, Winslow Sewall2Harriet Winslow Sewall (1819–1889) was an American poet, and editor of the collected letters of Lydia Maria Child.
Seward, William H.10William Henry Seward, Sr. (May 16, 1801 – October 10, 1872) was Governor of New York, United States Senator and United States Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson.
Sewell, Jonathan M.1Jonathan Mitchell Sewall (1748–1808) was a lawyer and poet.
Sextius the Elder, Quintus14Quintus Sextius the Elder (c. 50 BC) was a Roman philosopher, whose philosophy combined pythagoreanism with stoicism.
Sexton, Anne44Anne Sexton (November 9, 1928 - October 4, 1974), born Anne Gray Harvey, was an American poet and writer. She won the Pulitzer Prize in poetry in 1967 for Live or Die.
Sextus Propertius10Sextus Propertius (50 BC – 16 BC) was a Roman elegiac poet in Maecenas' circle.
Seykota, Ed16Ed Seykota (born 7 August 1946) is a U.S. investor.
Seyss-Inquart, Arthur8Dr. Arthur Seyss-Inquart (July 22, 1892 – October 16, 1946) was a prominent lawyer and later Nazi official in pre-Anschluss Austria, the Third Reich and for wartime Germany in Poland and the Netherlands. At the Nuremberg trials, Seyss-Inquart faced charges of conspiracy to commit crimes against peace; planning, initiating and waging wars of aggression; war crimes; and crimes against humanity. Found guilty on three of the four charges, Seyss-Inquart was executed by hanging.
Shaara, Michael7Michael Shaara (June 23, 1928 – May 5, 1988) was an American author of science fiction, sports fiction, and historical fiction. His novel about the Battle of Gettysburg, The Killer Angels, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction during 1975. Shaara died of a heart failure in 1988.
Shackleton, Ernest7Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton CVO OBE (15 February 1874 – 5 January 1922) was an Anglo-Irish explorer, now chiefly remembered for his Antarctic expedition of 1914–1917 in the ship Endurance.
Shadbolt, Tim3Tim Shadbolt (born 19 February 1947) is the mayor of the city of Invercargill, New Zealand, and former mayor of Waitemata City (now part of Waitakere City).
Shadegg, John2John Shadegg (born October 22, 1949) is a Republican State Representative for Arizona's 3rd congressional district.
Shadwell, Thomas5Thomas Shadwell (c. 1642 – November 19, 1692) was an English playwright and miscellaneous writer who was appointed poet laureate in 1689.
Shadyac, Tom2Tom Shadyac (born 11 December 1958) is an American comedian, producer, director and writer.
Shaffer, Peter4Sir Peter Levin Shaffer (born 15 May 1926) is an English dramatist and screenwriter, best known for his The Royal Hunt of the Sun, Equus and Amadeus.
Shaftesbury, Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd Earl of16Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury (February 26 1671 – February 4 1713) was an English philosopher and politician.
Shah, Amit11Amitbhai Anilchandra "Amit" Shah (born 1964 in Mumbai) is an Indian politician from the Bharatiya Janata Party. He is a close associate of Narendra Modi.
Shah, Owais1Owais Shah (Urdu: اویس شاہ; born 22 October 1978) is a British cricketer who plays as a right-hand batsman for the English cricket team. A son of Pakistani immigrants to the UK, he has had a succesful first-class career playing for the likes of teams such as Middlesex and Delhi Daredevils in the IPL.
Shahade, Jennifer6Jennifer Shahade (born 31 December 1980) is an American chess Woman Grandmaster and writer. She is a two-time American women's champion.
Shahe, Liu2Liu Shahe (born 1931) is a Chinese writer and editor.
Shaheen, Jeanne5Jeanne Shaheen (born January 28, 1947) is a politican from New Hampshire and a member of the Democratic Party. She was the first woman to be elected governor of the U.S. state of New Hampshire, and is currently serving as the Senior Senator of the state.
Shahroudi, Hashemi1Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi (born 1948) is the head of the judiciary of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Shain, Merle26Merle Shain (1935–1989) was a Canadian journalist and author. She worked as a feature writer for the 'Toronto telegram,' as associate editor of 'Chatelaine' magazine, and as a columnist by the 'Toronto sun'. She was a host of the CTV Network program, 'W5', and served for four years as a member of the board of the National Film Board of Canada. Her books include Some men are more perfect than others, (1973), When lovers are friends (1978), Hearts That We Broke Long Ago (1983) and Courage my love (1988).
Shairp, John Campbell14John Campbell Shairp (July 30, 1819 – September 18, 1885) was a Scottish critic and man of letters.
Shaka Zulu5Shaka kaSenzangakhona (c. 1787 – c. 22 September 1828), also known as Shaka Zulu also spelled Tshaka, Tchaka or Chaka, was the most influential leader of the Zulu Kingdom.
Shakespeare, William159William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616) was an English playwright and poet, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language.
Shakira7Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (pronounced: ʃaˈkiɾa isaˈβel meβaˈɾak riˈpol; born February 2, 1977), (English /ʃəˈkɪərə/) is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model. Born and raised in Barranquilla, she began performing in school, demonstrating Latin, Arabic, and rock and roll influences and belly dancing abilities.
Shakur, Tupac Amaru92Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996) was an American rapper and actor from California.
Shalak, Israel7Israel Shahak (28 April 1933 – 2 July 2001) was a Professor of Chemistry at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Holocaust Survivor, and an outspoken critic of the Israeli government and of Israeli society in general.
Shamir, Yitzhak3Yitzhak Shamir (Hebrew יִצְחָק שָׁמִיר) (October 22, 1915 – June 30, 2012) was Prime Minister of Israel from 1983 to 1984 and again from 1986 to 1992. He was born Icchak Jaziernicki (Itzchak Izernitzki) in Różana, Poland (now Ruzhany, Belarus).
Shammai1Shammai (50 BCE – 30 CE) was a Jewish scholar of the 1st century, and an important figure in Judaism's core work of rabbinic literature, the Mishnah.
Shangay Lily5Miss Shangay Lily (born 1 March 1963) is best known for being Spain's first and most famous drag queen. He is also an accomplished writer, actor and director.
Shankar Dayal Sharma41Shankar Dayal Sharma (August 19, 1918 – December 26, 1999) was the List of Presidents of Indianinth President of India, serving from 1992 to 1997. Prior to his presidency, he had been the eighth Vice President of India. The International Bar Association presented him with the 'Living Legends of Law Award of Recognition' for his outstanding contribution to the legal profession internationally and for commitment to the rule of law.
Shankar, Ravi8Ravi Shankar (7 April 1920 – 11 December 2012) commonly known by the title Pandit, was an Indian musician and composer who played the sitar. He is known as the best-known contemporary Indian musician. He was a nominated member of Rajya Sabha, the upper chamber of the Parliament of India from 1986 to 1992. He was the recipient pf India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1999. He also received three Grammy Awards.
Shankara, Adi12Adi Shankara (pronounced aːd̪i ɕəŋkəɾə), who lived early 8th century CE, was one of the most revered Hindu philosophers and theologians from India who consolidated the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta.
Shanken, Edward A.3Edward A. Shanken (born 1964) is an American art historian, whose work focuses on the entwinement of art, science and technology, with a focus on experimental new media art and visual culture
Shankly, Bill4William Shankly (2 September 1913 – 29 September 1981) was a Scottish football manager.
Shannon Hoon1Richard Shannon Hoon (September 26, 1967 – October 21, 1995) was the lead singer of the band Blind Melon.
Shannon, Claude Elwood4Claude Elwood Shannon (April 30, 1916 – February 24, 2001) was an American electrical engineer and mathematician, has been called "the father of information theory", and was the founder of practical digital circuit design theory.
Shannon, Molly4Molly Helen Shannon (born September 16, 1964) is an Emmy-nominated American actress and writer.
Shapiro, Ian10Ian Shapiro (born 1959) is an American political scientist, working as Sterling Professor of Political Science and Henry R. Luce Director of the MacMillan Center at Yale University. He is known primarily for interventions in debates on democracy and on methods of conducting social science research.
Shariati, Ali14Ali Shariati (November 23, 1933 – 1977) was an Iranian revolutionary and sociologist, who focused on the sociology of religion. He is held as one of the most influential Iranian intellectuals of the 20th century and has been called the 'ideologue of the Iranian Revolution'
Sharman, Helen2Helen Patricia Sharman, OBE (born 30 May 1963) is a British chemist. She was the first Briton in space, visiting the Mir space station aboard Soyuz TM-12 in 1991.
Sharon, Ariel19Ariel Sharon (26 February 1928 - 11 January 2014) was a major-general in the Israeli army, Israeli politician and Prime Minister 2001–2006.
Sharp, Granville1Granville Sharp (10 November 1735 – 6 July 1813) was a British campaigner for the abolition of the slave trade, and classicist.
Sharp, William (writer)9William Sharp (12 September 1855 – 12 December 1905) was a Scottish writer, of poetry and literary biography in particular, who from 1893 wrote also as Fiona MacLeod, a pseudonym kept almost secret during his lifetime. He was also an editor of the poetry of Ossian, Walter Scott, Matthew Arnold, Algernon Swinburne and Eugene Lee-Hamilton.
Sharp, Willoughby3Willoughby Sharp (January 23, 1936 – December 17, 2008) was an internationally known artist, independent curator, independent publisher, gallerist, teacher, author, and telecom activist. He founded the art magazine Avalanche in 1970, and published it until 1976.
Sharpe, Shannon4Shannon Sharpe (born June 26, 1968) is a former American Football tight end who played for the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL) and is now a commentator for CBS Sports on its NFL telecasts.
Sharpe, William F.3William Forsyth Sharpe (born June 16, 1934) is an American economist. He is the STANCO 25 Professor of Finance, Emeritus at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, and the winner of the 1990 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences along with Harry Markowitz and Merton Miller.
Sharpless, K. Barry4K. Barry Sharpless (born 26 April 1941) is an American chemist renowned for his work on organometallic chemistry. He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2001.
Sharpton, Al25Alfred Charles "Al" Sharpton, Jr. (born October 3, 1954) is a Pentecostal minister, civil rights activist and politician.
Shashi Tharoor60Shashi Tharoor (Malayalam: ശശി തരൂര്‍; Born 9 March 1956 in London) was the official candidate of India for the succession to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 2006, and came a close second out of seven contenders in the race. Tharoor served as the UN Under-Secretary General for Communications and Public Information between June 2002 and February 2007. He is an author, journalist, and fellow of the USC Center on Public Diplomacy. Tharoor is an Indian national, from the state of Kerala.
Shastri, Lal Bahadur23Lal Bahadur Shastri (2 October 1904 – 11 January 1966) was the second Prime Minister of the Republic of India.
Shatner, William10William Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor best known for his role as Captain James T. Kirk on the TV series Star Trek.
Shatskaya, Nina2Nina Arkadyevna Shatskaya, Нина Арка′дьевна Ша′цкая, (born April 22, 1966, Rybinsk, USSR) is a Russian singer and actress, best known for her unique jazzy take on the Russian romance heritage.
Shaver, Billy Joe8Billy Joe Shaver (born August 16, 1939, Corsicana, Texas, United States) is a Texas country music singer and songwriter. Shaver's 1973 album Old Five and Dimers Like Me is a classic in the outlaw country genre.
Shaw, Artie2Artie Shaw (May 23, 1910, New York, New York – December 30, 2004, Thousand Oaks, California) is considered to be one of the best jazz musicians of his time. He was a jazz clarinetist, composer and band leader, and was also an author of both fiction and non-fiction writings.
Shaw, George Bernard274George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright, who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925.
Shaw, Roy1Roy Shaw (born 11 March 1936 in Stepney, London) is a former criminal, and was a professional boxer and unlicensed fighter during the 1970s and 1980s.
Shays, Chris1Christopher H. Shays, better known as Chris Shays (born October 18 1945), was a Republican congressman for Connecticut's fourth congressional district from 1987 to 2008.
Sheckley, Robert51Robert Sheckley (July 16, 1928 – December 9, 2005) was a Hugo- and Nebula-nominated American author.
Shedd, William Greenough Thayer5William Greenough Thayer Shedd (June 21, 1820 – November 17, 1894), son of the Reverend Marshall Shedd and Eliza Thayer, was an American Presbyterian theologian.
Sheed, Wilfrid49Wilfrid John Joseph Sheed (born December 27 1930 – 19 January 2011 ) is an English-born American novelist and essayist.
Sheela, Ma Anand9Ma Anand Sheela (Gujarati: માં આનંદ શિલા; born 28 December 1949), also known as Ambalal Patel Sheela, Sheela Silverman, later Sheela Birnstiel, is a former follower, secretary and spokeswoman for the Indian mystic and spiritual teacher Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, now commonly known as Osho. She was the main planner of the 1984 Rajneeshee bioterror attack.
Sheen, Charlie38Carlos Irwin Estevez (born 3 September 1965), more famous under his stage name Charlie Sheen, is an American film and television actor. He is the youngest son of actor Martin Sheen.
Sheen, Fulton22Archbishop Fulton John Sheen (8 May 1895 – 9 December 1979), born Peter John Sheen, was television's first preacher of note, in the early 1950s on the DuMont Television Network, and later on ABC.
Sheen, Martin14Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez (born 3 August 1940), more famous under his stage name Martin Sheen, is an American actor and social activist. He is the father of actors Emilio Estevez, Ramón Estevez, Carlos Irwin Estevez (Charlie Sheen), and Renée Estevez.
Sheen, Michael1Michael Sheen (born February 5, 1969) is an award-winning Welsh actor, mainly known for his stage work.
Sheenan, Cindy21Cindy Sheehan (born July 10, 1957) is an American anti-Iraq war activist and the mother of US Army Specialist Casey Sheehan, who was killed in action at age 24 in Sadr City, Iraq, on April 4, 2004, just five days after arriving in the country for duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Sheeran, Ed8Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran (born 17 February 1991) is an English singer-songwriter.
Sheeran, Josette6Josette Sheeran (born 1954) is the eleventh Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), a position she assumed in April 2007. As leader of WFP, Ms. Sheeran manages the world's largest humanitarian agency, which provides food assistance to more than 105 million people in 75 countries including victims of war and natural disasters, orphans and families affected by HIV and AIDS, and children in poor communities.
Sheffield, John, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby3John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, KG, PC (7 April 1648 – 24 February 1721), English statesman and poet, was the son of Edmund Sheffield, 2nd Earl of Mulgrave, and succeeded to that title on his father’s death in 1658.
Shein,Ali Mohamed2Dr. Ali Mohamed Shein (born 13 March 1948) is the current Vice-President of Tanzania.
Sheindlin, Judith36Judith Sheindlin (born October 21, 1942) is an American lawyer, judge, TV personality and author, best known to the public as Judge Judy after her internationally popular daytime TV program of the same name. She is well-known for her sharp tongue and no-nonsense wit. Her bailiff on the show is Petri Hawkins-Byrd.
Shelley, Mary30Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851) was an English novelist. She was born Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin, and married Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Shelley, Percy Bysshe204Percy Bysshe Shelley (August 4, 1792 – July 8, 1822) was one of the major English romantic poets, widely considered to be among the finest lyric poets in the English language; husband of Mary Shelley.
Shelvocke, George1Captain George Shelvocke (1690–1728) was an English privateer who wrote a famous 1723 book based on his exploits, A Voyage Round the World By Way of The Great South Sea.
Shen, Stephen1Stephen Shen (沈世宏; Shěn Shìhóng; born 19 June 1949) is a politician in the Republic of China. He was the Minister of Environmental Protection Administration in 2008-2014.
Sheng Shicai1Sheng Shicai (simplified Chinese: 盛世才; pinyin: Shèng Shìcái; Wade-Giles: Sheng Shih-ts'ai) (1897–1970), born in Kaiyuan, Liaoning Provincein 1897, was the ruler of Xinjiang from 1933 until 1944.
Shenstone, William19William Shenstone (November 13, 1714 – February 11, 1763) was an English poet, essayist and one of the earliest practitoners of landscape gardening through the development of his estate, The Leasowes.
Shepard, Alan23Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr. (November 18, 1923 – July 21, 1998) (Rear Admiral, USN, Ret.) was the second person and the first American in space. He later commanded the Apollo 14 mission, and was the fifth person to walk on the moon.
Shepp, Lawrence1Lawrence Shepp (born September 9, 1936 - April 23, 2013), also known as Larry Shepp, is an American mathematician.
Sheridan, Philip3Philip Henry Sheridan (March 6, 1831 – August 5, 1888) was a career United States Army officer and a Union general in the American Civil War.
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley58Richard Brinsley Sheridan (October 30, 1751 – July 7, 1816) was an Irish playwright and Whig statesman.
Sherman, Allan1Allan Sherman (November 30, 1924 – November 20, 1973) was an American comedy writer and television producer who became famous as a song parodist in the early 1960s. His first album, My Son, the Folk Singer (1962), became the fastest-selling record album up to that time. His biggest hit single was "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh", a comic novelty in which a boy describes his summer camp experiences to the tune of Ponchielli's Dance of the Hours.
Sherman, Forrest Percival10Forrest Percival Sherman (30 October 1896 – 22 July 1951) was an admiral in the United States Navy and the youngest man to serve as Chief of Naval Operations until Admiral Elmo Zumwalt did so in 1970.
Sherman, Francis Joseph1Francis Joseph Sherman (February 3, 1871 – June 15, 1926) was a Canadian poet.
Sherman, Richard M.1Richard M. Sherman (born June 12, 1928) is the lyricist (along with his late brother, composer Robert B. Sherman) responsible for creating the word, "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious".
Sherman, William Tecumseh37William Tecumseh Sherman (8 February 1820 – 14 February 1891) was a Union Army general during the American Civil War. He succeeded General U.S. Grant as commander of the Western Theater of that war in the spring of 1864. He later served as Commanding General of the U.S. Army (1869–1883). He is best known for his "March to the Sea" through the U.S. state of Georgia that destroyed a large amount of Confederate infrastructure. He is widely regarded by historians as an early advocate of "Total War".
Shermer, Michael6Michael Shermer (born 1954) is a science writer, founder of The Skeptics Society, and editor of its magazine Skeptic, which is largely devoted to investigating pseudoscientific and supernatural claims.
Shero, Fred19Fred Alexander Shero (October 23, 1925 – November 24, 1990) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player and head coach, who is most well known for coaching the Philadelphia Flyers to two Stanley Cups.
Sherrington, Charles Scott2Sir Charles Scott Sherrington OM GBE PRS (27 November 1857 – 4 March 1952) was an English neurophysiologist, histologist, bacteriologist, and a pathologist, Nobel laureate and president of the Royal Society in the early 1920s. He received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Edgar Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian in 1932.
Shetty, Salil2Salil Shetty (born February 3, 1961) is the Secretary General of the human rights organization Amnesty International (2010–present). Previously, he was the director of the United Nations Millennium Campaign. Before joining the UN, he served as the Chief Executive of ActionAid. He is an Indian national, brought up in Bangalore, the child of a mother active in women’s groups and a father active with the Dalit movement.
Shevardnadze, Eduard2Eduard Shevardnadze (25 January 1928 - 7 July 2014) was a Georgian politician. He served as President of Georgia from 1995 until 2003. Prior to Georgian independence from the USSR, he served as Soviet Foreign Minister.
Shevchenko, Taras11Taras Shevchenko, the Ukrainian poet, painter, writer, portraitist, and playwright.
Shewhart, Walter11Walter Andrew Shewhart (March 18, 1891 – March 11, 1967) was an American physicist, engineer and statistician, sometimes known as the father of statistical quality control.
Shiller, Robert J.2Robert James "Bob" Shiller (born March 29, 1946) is an American economist, and Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University, best-selling author and Nobel Laureate in 2013 with Eugene Fama and Lars Peter Hansen.
Shimomura, Yoko1Yoko Shimomura (born October 19, 1967) is a Japanese video game music composer and musician.
Shinn, Florence Scovel3Florence Scovell Shinn (September 24, 1871 – October 17, 1940) was an American artist and book illustrator who became a New Thought spiritual teacher and metaphysical writer. She published three books in her lifetime: The Game of Life and How to Play It (1925); Your Word is Your Wand (1928); and The Secret Door to Success (1940).
Shinoda, Mike16Michael Kenji Shinoda (born February 11, 1977), American rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, designer and painter.
Shinseki, Eric Ken5Eric Ken Shinseki (エリック・シンセキ; born 28 November 1942) was the seventh United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the 34th Chief of Staff of the United States Army from 1999 to 2003.
Shipton, Anna10Anna Shipton née Savage (1815–1901) was an English religious writer who, from a relatively early age, wrote essays on Christianity.
Shipton, Eric6Eric Shipton (1 August 1907 – 28 March 1977) was a Himalayan explorer and climber.
Shiratori, Toshio7Toshio Shiratori (1887–1949) was the Japanese ambassador to Italy from 1938 to 1940 and advisor to the Japanese foreign minister in 1940. He was an advocate of military expansionism, counseling an alliance between Nazi Germany, Italy and Japan to facilitate world domination. The International Military Tribunal for the Far East found him guilty of war crimes. He was sentenced to life imprisonment and he died in prison. He was one of the fourteen Class-A war criminals enshrined at Yasukuni Shrine in 1978.
Shirky, Clay3Clay Shirky (born 1964) is an American writer, consultant and teacher on the social and economic effects of Internet technologies.
Shirley, James5James Shirley (or Sherley) (September 1596 – October 29, 1666) was an English poet and dramatist.
Shiva, Vandana5Vandana Shiva (born 5 November 1952) is a philosopher, ecofeminist, activist and author. Shiva, currently based in New Delhi. In 2002, she was awarded the Durban Institute of Technology's Hajee M.L. Sultan Leadership Award. She was described as "probably at this time, the brightest, freshest activist who is asking all of the most pertinent issues that confront the world." Shiva, a philosopher who gave up a job at a prominent Bangalore-India based institution to campaign for what she saw as important since the early 'eighties, has raised basic themes of water, seeds, women's health and education of girls. Dr Vandana Shiva also was awarded the Golden Plant Award, the international award of ecology. She is the author of a number of prominent publications -- "Staying Alive", "The Violence of the Green Revolution", "Monocultures of the Mind", and "Captive Minds Captive Lives". Earlier, she has been actively involved with the innovative hug-the-trees Chipko campaign of Northern India and the World Rainforest Movement.
Shlaer, Sally3Sally Shlaer (December 3, 1938 - November 12, 1998) was an American mathematician, software engineer and methodologist, known as co-developer of the 1980s Shlaer-Mellor method for software development.
Shockley, William4William Shockley (February 13, 1910 – August 12, 1989) was a physicist, and co-inventor of the transistor. Later in life, he attracted controversy for his views on race issues and eugenics.
Shoin, Yashida18Yoshida Shoin (吉田 松陰 Yoshida Shōin, August 1830 – 1859) was a Japanese scholar, military and political philosopher and teacher.
Sholokhov, Mikhail6Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov (Russian: Михаи́л Алекса́ндрович Шо́лохов) (May 24 O.S May 11 1905 – February 21 1984) was a Soviet/Russian novelist and winner of the 1965 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Shore, Dinah1Dinah Shore (February 29, 1916 – February 24, 1994), born Frances Rose Shore, was an American singer, actress, and television personality.
Short, Clare5Clare Short (born February 15, 1956) is a British politician, Member of the Parliament and former Secretary of State for International Development.
Short, Martin5Martin Hayter Short CM (born 26 March 1950) is a Canadian actor, writer, comedian, impressionist, singer and dancer. He is also a naturalized American citizen.
Short, Nigel3Nigel Short (born June 1, 1965) is a British chess grandmaster and chess writer.
Shorthouse, Joseph Henry3Joseph Henry Shorthouse (September 9, 1834 – March 4, 1903) was an English novelist.
Shostakovich, Dmitri32Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich (25 September 1906 – 9 August 1975) was a Soviet composer and pianist. Many of his works mark the epochs of Soviet history, or explore his own position as an artist in a communist state. Since his death there has been much controversy as to his private political views.
Shourie, Arun3Arun Shourie (born 1941) is a prominent journalist, author, and politician of India.
Shriver, Eunice Kennedy2Eunice Kennedy Shriver (10 July 1954 – 11 August 2009), born Eunice Mary Kennedy in Brookline, Massachusetts, was the fifth of nine children of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. and Rose Fitzgerald.
Shultz, George1George Pratt Shultz (born December 13, 1920) is a former United States Secretary of Labor (from 1969 to 1970), U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (from 1972 to 1974), and a former U.S. Secretary of State (from 1982 to 1989).
Shuster, David17David Shuster (born 1967) is an American television anchor on Al Jazeera America, formerly of the MSNBC network and Fox News Channel and a former liberal pundit.
Shut, Steve2Stephen John Shutt (born July 1, 1952) is a Hall of Fame ice hockey player from Canada. He was a part of the Montreal Canadiens teams that won five Stanley Cups in the 1970s.
Shute, Nevil3Nevil Shute Norway (January 17, 1899 – January 12, 1960) was, as Nevil Shute, one of the most popular novelists of the mid-20th century, as well as a successful aeronautical engineer.
Shuttleworth, Mark5Mark Shuttleworth (born 18 September 1973) is a South African entrepreneur. As an early space tourist, he was the first African in space. He's the founder and leader of the Ubuntu linux distribution.
Shweder, Richard2Richard A. Shweder (born 1945) is an American cultural anthropologist and a significant figure in cultural psychology.
Sibal, Kapil7Kapil Sibal (born 8 August 1948) is an Indian politician belonging to the Indian National Congress and a lawyer.
Sibelius, Jean12Johan Julius Christian Sibelius (8 December 1865 – 20 September 1957) was a Finnish composer known particularly for his symphonies and tone poems. He adopted the name Jean in early adulthood.
Sidhu, Navjot Singh5Navjot Singh Sidhu (born 20 October 1963) is an Indian cricket commentator and former player. He is famous for his witticisms that have come to be known as Sidhuisms.
Sidis, Boris26Boris Sidis (October 12, 1867 – October 24, 1923) was a Ukraine-born American psychologist and psychiatrist who studied under William James at Harvard University. His areas of study included hypnosis, suggestion, and the subconscious; multiple personality, sleep, laughter, and the treatment of psychopathic disease.
Sidney Lanier15Sidney Lanier (February 3, 1842 – July 7, 1881) was an American poet, novelist and musician. Lanier died of from complications of tuberculosis, aged thirty-nine.
Sidney, Sir Philip25Sir Philip Sidney (November 30 1554 – October 17 1586) was an English courtier, soldier, poet and romancer. He was a friend and patron of Edmund Spenser, whose poetry he deeply influenced. During his own lifetime he attracted extraordinary admiration throughout Europe as the model of a Christian knight and chivalrous gentleman.
Sidonius Apollinaris6St. Gaius Sollius (Modestus) Apollinaris Sidonius, Bishop of Clermont-Ferrand (c. 430 – 489) was a Gallo-Roman poet and letter-writer, who organised the last defence of Roman Auvergne against the invading Visigoths.
Siegel, Don1Donald Siegel (October 26, 1912 – April 20, 1991) was an influential American film director and producer.
Siegel, Jerry7Jerome Siegel (17 October 1914 – 28 January 1996) American writer, and (with Canadian-American artist Joe Shuster) the co-creator of Superman; he is most commonly known as Jerry Siegel.
Siegel, Lee1Lee Siegel (born December 5, 1957) is a cultural critic.
Sienkiewicz, Henryk38Henryk Adam Aleksander Pius Oszyk-Sienkiewicz (5 May 1846 – 15 November 1916) was a Nobel Prize-winning Polish novelist, most famous for his novel Quo Vadis.
Sieyes, Emmanuel Joseph4Emmanuel-Joseph Sieyès (3 March 1748 – 20 June 1836), commonly known as Abbé Sieyès, was a French Roman Catholic abbé and clergyman, one of the chief theorists of the French Revolution, French Consulate, and First French Empire. His liberal 1789 pamphlet What is the Third Estate? became the manifesto of the Revolution that helped transform the Estates-General into the National Assembly in June of 1789. In 1799, he was the instigator of the coup d'état of 18 Brumaire (9 November 1799), which brought Napoleon I of France to power.
Signac, Paul4Paul Victor Jules Signac (11 November 1863 – 15 August 1935) was a French neo-impressionist painter who, working with Georges Seurat, helped develop the pointillist style.
Sigourney, Lydia4Lydia Huntley Sigourney (née Lydia Howard Huntley) (September 1, 1791 – June 10, 1865) was an extremely popular American poet during the early and mid 19th century. She was commonly known as the "Sweet Singer of Hartford." Most of her works were published with just her married name Mrs. Sigourney.
Sigurd Olson2Sigurd Olson (April 4, 1899–January 13, 1982) was an author, wilderness advocate and conservation movement leader.
Sihanouk, Norodom28Norodom Sihanouk ( regular script ; 31 October 1922 – 15 October 2012) was the King of Cambodia from 1941 to 1955 and again from 1993 until his semi-retirement and voluntary abdication on 7 October 2004. Since his abdication, he became known as The King-Father of Cambodia (Khmer: Preahmâhaviraksat), a position in which he retained many of his former responsibilities as constitutional monarch.
Siirala, Martti2Martti Olavi Siirala (24 November 1922 – 18 August 2008) was a Finnish psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and philosopher. His most original ideas concerns with the communal nature of human illness, as individual gets ill for his society.
Sikorski, Wladyslaw6Wladyslaw Sikorski (1881–1943) was a Polish general and politician.
Silesius, Angelus59Angelus Silesius (25 December 1624 – 9 July 1677), born Johann Scheffler, also known as the Prophet of the Ineffable, was a German mystic of the Catholic Church, as well as a poet, priest and physician. He adopted the name Angelus (Latin for "messenger") and the surname Silesius (from the Latin for "Silesian") on converting to Catholicism in 1653. He took holy orders under the Franciscans and was ordained a priest in 1661. His poetry explores themes of mysticism, contemplative prayer, and panentheism within the Christian context.
Silius Italicus4Silius Italicus (c. 28 – c. 103), was a Roman consul, orator, and Latin epic poet of the 1st century AD. His only surviving work is the 17-book Punica, an epic poem about the Second Punic War.
Silk, Joseph8Joseph Silk (born 3 December 1942) is an English-born astronomer and the Savilian Chair of Astronomy at the University of Oxford.
Silko, Leslie Marmon1Leslie Marmon Silko (born Leslie Marmon on March 5, 1948) is a Native American writer of the Laguna Pueblo tribe, regarded as a key figure in the First Wave of the Native American Renaissance.
Silliphant, Stirling2Stirling Dale Silliphant (16 January 1918 – 26 April 1996) was a prolific American screenwriter and producer. He is best known for his Academy-award winning screenplay for In the Heat of the Night. Other acclaimed features as screenwriter include The Towering Inferno and The Poseidon Adventure.
Sillitoe, Alan7Alan Sillitoe (March 4, 1928 – April 25, 2010) was an English novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter, essayist and poet, who first came to prominence as one of the Angry Young Men of the 1950s.
Sills, Beverly18Beverly Sills (born Belle Silverman; 25 May 1929 – July 2, 2007) was a Grammy award winning coloratura soprano, perhaps the best-known American opera singer in the 1960s and 1970s.
Silva, Marina1Marina Silva (born February 8, 1958, in Acre) is a Brazilian environmentalist and politician.
Silva, Thiago47Thiago Silva, (born 22 September 1984 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian central defender for Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazilian national team. Between 2011-2014 (ongoing), he has been an integral part of the Seleção, captaining the side since 2011, as well as his club side Paris Saint-Germain since November 2012.
Silverberg, Robert48Robert Silverberg (born 15 January 1935) is a prolific author best known for writing science fiction, a multiple winner of both the Hugo and Nebula Awards.
Silverman, David13David Silverman (born 13 August 1966) is an activist, blogger, debater, current president of American Atheists, and co-host of the television program Atheist Viewpoint.
Silverman, Sarah33Sarah Silverman (born 2 December 1970) is a Jewish-American actress, stand-up comedian, writer, singer and musician. Her satirical comedy addresses social taboos and controversial topics such as racism, sexism, and religion, often performing her act mocking bigotry and stereotypes of ethnic groups and religious denominations by having her comic character endorse them in an ironic fashion.
Silverstein, Shel5Sheldon Alan Silverstein (September 25, 1930 – May 10, 1999) was an American poet, noted for his children's poems, singer-songwriter, musician, composer, cartoonist and screenwriter.
Silverstone, Alicia2Alicia Silverstone (born October 4, 1976) is an American actress, producer, author, and activist.
Simak, Clifford D.89Clifford Donald Simak (3 August 1904 – 25 April 1988) was an American science fiction writer, and a winner of several Hugo and Nebula awards
Simenon, Georges4Georges Joseph Christian Simenon (13 February 1903 – 4 September 1989) was a Belgian writer of crime novels, best known as the creator of Commissaire Maigret. His adult life was largely spent in France, the United States and Switzerland.
Simmel, Georg20Georg Simmel (1 March 1858 – 28 September 1918) was a German sociologist, philosopher, and critic. Simmel was one of the first generation of German sociologists: his neo-Kantian approach laid the foundations for sociological antipositivism, asking 'What is society?' in a direct allusion to Kant's question 'What is nature?', presenting pioneering analyses of social individuality and fragmentation.
Simmons, Jamal3Jamal Simmons (1970-07-20) is a journalist who is notable for being a television correspondent for CNN.
Simmons, Jean4Jean Simmons (31 January 1929 – 22 January 2010) was an English actress.
Simon, Gilles2Gilles Simon (born 27 December 1984 in Nice, France) is a French professional tennis player.
Simon, Herbert A.53Herbert A. Simon (June 15, 1916 – February 9, 2001) was an American political scientist whose research ranged across the fields of cognitive psychology, computer science, public administration, economics, management, philosophy of science and sociology and was a professor, most notably, at Carnegie Mellon University. With almost a thousand often very highly cited publications he is one of the most influential social scientists of the 20th century.
Simon, Julian3Julian Lincoln Simon (12 February 1932 – 8 February 1998) was a professor of business administration at the University of Maryland and a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute at the time of his death, after previously serving as a longtime business professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Simon, Neil9Marvin Neil Simon (born July 4, 1927) is an American playwright and screenwriter, known for his hugely successful and often bittersweet comedies.
Simon, Paul98Paul Frederic Simon (born 13 October 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, half of the folk-singing duo Simon and Garfunkel who continues a successful solo career. He is the husband of Edie Brickell, whom he married in 1992. In 2006, Time Magazine called him one of the "100 people who shape our world."
Simon, S. J.4S. J. Simon (Seca Jascha Skidelsky; 1904–1948) was a British bridge player and comic writer, noted for his collaboration with Caryl Brahms.
Simondon, Gilbert3Gilbert Simondon (October 2, 1924 – February 7, 1989) was a French philosopher best known for his theory of individuation and his interest in technology.
Simonides of Ceos6Simonides of Ceos (c. 556 BC – 469 BC) was a Greek lyric poet.
Simonon, Paul2Paul Gustave Simonon (born 15 December 1955) is best known as the bass guitarist and vocalist for punk rock band The Clash.
Simons, Menno1Menno Simons (1496–1561) was a Protestant Reformer from Friesland. His followers became known as Mennonites.
Simpson, Alan K.8Alan Kooi Simpson (born 2 September 1931) is a Republican politician who served from 1979 to 1997 as a United States senator from Wyoming.
Simpson, Ashlee3Ashlee Nicole Simpson (born October 3, 1984) is an American pop rock singer–songwriter and an occasional actress. She is the sister of pop singer Jessica Simpson.
Simpson, Jessica3Jessica Ann Simpson (born July 10, 1980 in Abilene, Texas) is an American pop singer and actress who rose to fame in the late 1990s. She starred with her then-husband Nick Lachey in the MTV reality show Newlyweds, which occasionally featured her in "dumb blonde" moments, fueling some mockery by comedians. She is the older sister of Ashlee Simpson, another popular pop rock singer.
Simpson, Louis6Louis Aston Marantz Simpson (born March 27, 1923, in the United States) is a Jamaican poet. He won the 1964 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his work At The End Of The Open Road.
Simpson, Matthew4Matthew Simpson (June 20, 1811 – June 18, 1884) was an American bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, elected in 1852.
Sims, George Robert1George Robert Sims (September 2, 1847 – 1922) was an English journalist and dramatic author.
Sinatra, Frank19Francis Albert Sinatra (12 December 1915 – 14 May 1998) was an American singer who is one of the most highly acclaimed male popular song vocalists of all time. Renowned for his impeccable phrasing and timing, many critics place him alongside artists such as Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson and The Beatles as one of the most important popular and influential music figures of the 20th century.
Sinclair, Marion1Marion Sinclair (1895–1988) was an Australian schoolteacher and songwriter. Her song Kookaburra Sits In The Old Gum Tree has achieved worldwide popularity.
Sinclair, Upton40Upton Beall Sinclair, Jr. (September 20 1878 – November 25 1968) was a prolific American author who wrote in many genres, often advocating Socialist views, and achieved considerable popularity in the first half of the twentieth century.
Singer, Isaac Bashevis26Isaac Bashevis Singer (Yiddish: יצחק באַשעװיס זינגער or יצחק בת־שבֿעס זינגער; pseudonym: Icek Hersz Zynger;His press card—a document issued by the Pariser Haint (The Parisian Day), a daily on the Rue du Faubourg-du-Temple to which he had sometimes contributed from Warsaw—was issued to that name; Florence Noiville (2008), Isaac B. Singer: A Life, Northwestern University Press, p. 65. born 21 November 1902 as Icek Zynger, died 24 July 1991) was a Polish-American writer of short stories and novels in Yiddish; he used his mother's name in devising his penname "Bashevis" (son of Bathsheba). He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978.
Singer, Jr., Edgar A.13Edgar Arthur Singer, Jr. (November 13, 1873 – April 4, 1954) was an American philosopher, Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and proponent of experimentalism.
Singer, Margaret20Margaret Thaler Singer Ph.D. (1921–2003) was a clinical psychologist and adjunct professor emeritus of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, USA.
Singer, Peter25Peter Albert David Singer (born 6 July 1946 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) is an Australian philosopher. He is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University and laureate professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE), University of Melbourne. He specializes in practical ethics, approaching ethical issues from a preference utilitarianism and atheistic perspective.
Singh, Bhagat12Bhagat Singh (Punjabi: ਭਗਤ ਸਿੰਘ بھگت سنگھ, IPA: pə̀ɡət̪ sɪ́ŋɡ) (27 September 1907 – 23 March 1931) was an Indian freedom fighter, considered to be one of the most influential revolutionaries of the Indian independence movement.
Singh, Jeev Milkha1Jeev Milkha Singh (born 15 December 1971) is the first Indian professional golfer to become a member of the European Tour. He is the highest ranked Indian golfer in the world and first broke into the top 100 in October 2006.
Singh, Karpal1Karpal Singh s/o Ram Singh (28 June 1940 – 17 April 2014) was a Malaysian lawyer and politician, who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of Bukit Gelugor in the state of Penang since 2004. He was the former National Chairman of the Democratic Action Party (DAP), a position that he assumed in 2004.
Singh, Khushwant33Khushwant Singh {Punjabi: ਖ਼ੁਸ਼ਵੰਤ ਸਿੰਘ, IPA: xʊʃʋən̪t̪ sɪ́ŋɡ} (born 2 February 1915 - March 20, 2014)) was a prominent Indian novelist and journalist. Singh's weekly column, "With Malice towards One and All", carried by several Indian newspapers, was among the most widely-read columns in the country.
Singh, Manmohan25Manmohan Singh (Punjabi: ਮਨਮੋਹਨ ਸਿੰਘ; born 26 September 1932) was the 13th Prime Minister of India. Singh, a member of the Indian National Congress party and an economist, became the first Sikh Prime Minister of India on May 22, 2004.
Singh, Milkha15Milkha Singh (born 1935) with the sobriquet The Flying Sikh, is a former Indian track and field sprinter. His career in track sports started in the Indian Army. As of 2013, he is the only Indian male athlete to win an individual athletics gold medal at a Commonwealth Games. He represented India in the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome and the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. He was awarded the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour, in recognition of his sporting achievements. A Hindi movie titled Bhag Milka Bhag based on his life story was a very popular film released during 2013.
Singh, Simon3Simon Lehna Singh (born 1 January 1964) is an Indian-British author of Punjabi background with a doctorate in physics from Emmanuel College, Cambridge, who has specialised in writing about mathematical and scientific topics in an accessible manner.
Singh, Vijay R.17Sir Vijay Singh (1931 - 2006) was a Fijian lawyer and politician who served as a Cabinet Minister and as Parliamentary Speaker.
Singh, Zail45Gyani Zail Singh (May 5, 1916 – December 25, 1994) was the seventh President of India, serving from 1982 to 1987. His presidency was marked by Operation Blue Star, the assassination of Indira Gandhi, and the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
Sinnathamby Rajaratnam11Sinnathamby Rajaratnam (25 February 1915 – 22 February 2006), the former Foreign Minister (1965-1980) and Second Deputy Prime Minister (1980-1985) of Singapore. He is widely known as S. Rajaratnam.
Sinnett, Alfred Percy1Alfred Percy Sinnett (18 January 1840 – 26 June 1921) was an author and Theosophist.
Siouxsie Sioux7Siouxsie Sioux (born May 27, 1957) is the lead singer of the punk/goth band Siouxsie & the Banshees and lead singer of The Creatures.
Sir William Wyndham, 3rd Baronet1Sir William Wyndham, 3rd Baronet (c.1688 – 17 June 1740), of Orchard Wyndham, Somerset, was an English Tory statesman, who served as Secretary at War in 1712 and Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1713. He was leader of the Tory opposition in the House of Commons during the reign of King George I (1714-1727) and during the early years of King George II (1727-1760).
Sirmond, Jean1Jean Sirmond (1589–1649) was a neo-Latin poet and French man of letters, historiographer of Louis XIII.
Sistani, Ali3Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani (born 1930) is an Islamic cleric in the Republic of Iraq.
Sister Nivedita8Sister Nivedia (1867–1911), born Margaret Elizabeth Noble, was a Scots-Irish social worker, author, teacher and disciple of Swami Vivekananda.
Sister Souljah7Sister Souljah (born Lisa Williamson in 1964) is an African-American community organizer, author and musician.
Sitting Bull9Sitting Bull (c. 1831 – 15 December 1890) was a Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux holy man and war chief, notable for his role in the defeat of George Armstrong Custer and the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment at the Battle of Little Bighorn.
Sitwell, Edith45Edith Sitwell (7 September 1887 – 9 December 1964) was an English poet and critic.
Sitwell, Osbert11Sir Francis Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, Bt. (6 December 1892 – 4 May 1969) was an English poet, novelist, memoirist and controversialist on behalf of the arts. Osbert Sitwell, his brother Sacheverell and his sister Edith were among the most conspicuous figures in the British artistic world of the 1920s and 1930s.
Sixtus 013Pope Sixtus I (fl. 117-126 or 138) was pope from about 117 or 119 to 126 or 128, succeeding Pope Alexander I. In the oldest documents, Xystus is the spelling used for the first three popes of that name.
Sixtus 0512Pope Sixtus V (December 13, 1521 – August 27, 1590), born Felice Peretti, was pope from 1585 to 1590.
Sizer, Ted2Theodore R. Sizer (born 23 June 1932 in New Haven, CT - died 21 October 2009) was an American leader of educational reform and the founder of the Coalition of Essential Schools.
Skelton, John16John Skelton (c. 1460 – June 21, 1529) was an English poet, variously asserted to have been born in Armathwaite, Cumberland, or Yorkshire. Many of his works included scathing indictments of the church or church figures, and although they were likely circulated in his day, they were not officially published until some time after his death.
Skinner, B. F.14Burrhus Frederic Skinner (20 March 1904 – 18 August 1990) was an American behaviorist, author, inventor, baseball enthusiast, social philosopher and poet.
Skinner, Dennis29Dennis Edward Skinner (born 11 February 1932) is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bolsover since 1970, the Chairman of the Labour Party from 1988 to 1989, and has sat on the National Executive Committee numerous times since 1978.
Skinner, Quentin11Quentin Robert Duthie Skinner (born 26 November 1940) is the Barber Beaumont Professor of the Humanities at Queen Mary, University of London and an influential intellectual historian.
Skorzeny, Otto10Otto Skorzeny (June 12, 1908 – July 7, 1975) was an Austrian SS-Standartenführer (colonel) in the German Waffen-SS during World War II. After fighting on the Eastern Front, he was chosen as the field commander to carry out the rescue mission that freed the deposed Italian dictator Benito Mussolini from captivity. Skorzeny was also the leader of Operation Greif, in which German soldiers were to infiltrate through enemy lines, using their opponents' language, uniforms, and customs. At the end of the war, Skorzeny was involved with the Werwolf guerrilla movement and the ODESSA network where he would serve as Spanish coordinator.
Skousen, Mark4Mark Skousen (born 1947) is an American economist, investment analyst, newsletter editor, college professor and author.
Slash (musician)7Saul Hudson (born 23 July 1965), more widely known as Slash, is an English-American guitarist best known as the former lead guitarist of Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver and now as a solo musician
Slater, John Clarke1John Clarke Slater (December 22, 1900 – July 25, 1976) was a noted American physicist and theoretical chemist, recognized for introducing exponential functions which describe atomic orbitals.
Slater, Nigel10Nigel Slater (born 9 April 1958) is a British food writer.
Slezak, Leo3Leo Slezak (18 August 1873 – 1 June 1946) was an Austrian tenor opera singer and film actor. He was the father of American actor Walter Slezak, and the grandfather of actress Erika Slezak.
Slezak, Walter10Walter Slezak (3 May 1902 – 21 April 1983) was an Austrian-born character actor who appeared in numerous Hollywood films. His father was the celebrated opera tenor Leo Slezak, and the American actress Erika Slezak is his daughter.
Slick, Grace17Grace Barnett Wing (born 30 October 1939) is a singer and songwriter. She is lead singer with the rock groups The Great Society, Jefferson Airplane, and Jefferson Starship, and is most famous by her married name, Grace Slick.
Sloan, John10John French Sloan (August 2, 1871 – September 7, 1951) was an influential U.S. painter and teacher, and a leading member of a group of American artists known as The Eight. He is commonly associated with the Ashcan School of realist artists.
Slonimsky, Chaim Zelig1Rabbi Chaim Zelig Slonimsky (31 March 1810 in Białystok – 15 May 1904 in Warsaw) was a noted rabbi and mathematician, and an award-winning inventor.
Sloterdijk, Peter53Peter Sloterdijk (born June 26, 1947, in Karlsruhe) is a German philosopher, television host, cultural scientist and essayist. He is a professor of philosophy and media theory at the University of Art and Design Karlsruhe.
Slywotzky, Adrian10Adrian J. Slywotzky (born in 1951) is an American consultant of Ukrainian origin and the author of several books on economic theory and management.
Smart, Christopher4Christopher Smart (11 April 1722 – 21 May 1771), otherwise known as "Kit Smart", "Kitty Smart", and "Jack Smart", was an English poet.
Smil, Vaclav1Vaclav Smil (born 1943) is Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada.
Smiles, Samuel16Samuel Smiles (23 December 1812 – 16 April 1904) was a Scottish author and reformer.
Smith, Adam157Adam Smith (16 June 1723 – 17 July 1790) was a Scottish born economist and philosopher, widely considered the father of modern economics.
Smith, Alexander14Alexander Smith (31 December 1829 – 5 January 1867) was a Scottish poet, and labelled as one of the Spasmodic School.
Smith, Alexander McCall27Alexander McCall Smith (born August 24, 1948) is a novelist. He was born in Rhodesia and worked in Botswana as a scholar of medical law before moving to the University of Edinburgh. He has become well-known as the author of several popular literary works including the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, the 44 Scotland Street series, the Sunday Philosophy Club series, and the Von Igelfeld series.
Smith, Anna Nicole4Anna Nicole Smith (November 28, 1967 – February 8, 2007) was an American actress, model and reality television star, who first gained popularity as Playboy magazine's 1993 Playmate of the Year, and became noted for her eccentric behavior.
Smith, Anthony D.20Anthony D. Smith (born 1939) is a British Ethnographer, and Professor Emeritus of Nationalism and Ethnicity at the London School of Economics, and is considered one of the founders of the interdisciplinary field of nationalism studies.
Smith, David2David Smith (March 9, 1906 – May 23, 1965) was an American Abstract Expressionist sculptor best known for creating large steel abstract geometric sculptures.
Smith, David Shepard, Jr.3David Shepard Smith, Jr. (born January 14, 1964) is an American journalist from the U.S. state of Mississippi.
Smith, Edward Elmer1Edward Elmer "Doc" Smith Ph.D. (May 2, 1890 – August 31, 1965) was an influential early science fiction author, known best for his space opera series, Lensman and Skylark.
Smith, Elliott49Elliott Smith (August 6, 1969 – October 21, 2003) was an American songwriter and musician.
Smith, Emmitt12Emmitt James Smith III (born May 15, 1969, in Pensacola, Florida) is a former American football player. He played for the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals and is the NFL's all-time rushing leader, a record formerly held by his childhood hero, Walter Payton. He is the only running back to ever have won a Super Bowl championship, the NFL Most Valuable Player award, the NFL rushing crown, and the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player award all in the same season (1993). He is also one of four running backs to lead the NFL in rushing three or more consecutive seasons, joining Steve Van Buren, Jim Brown, and Earl Campbell. While playing for the Cowboys, Smith, Troy Aikman, and Michael Irvin were the "Triplets" who led their team to three Super Bowl championships during the 1990s.
Smith, Gordon1Gordon Harold Smith (born May 25, 1952) is a United States Senator from Oregon. He is a member of the Republican Party.
Smith, Henry John Stephen3Henry John Stephen Smith (2 November 1826 – 9 February 1883) was a mathematician remembered for his work in elementary divisors, quadratic forms, matrix theory, and number theory.
Smith, Horace5Horace (born Horatio) Smith (December 31, 1779 – July 12, 1849) was an English poet and novelist (as was his elder brother, James Smith), perhaps best known for his participation in a sonnet-writing competition with Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Smith, Huston)27Huston Smith (born 31 May 1919) is a religious studies scholar in the United States, notable for the number of religions of which he considers or has considered himself a member. He is most well known for his book The World's Religions, formerly titled The Religions of Man.
Smith, Ian25Ian Douglas Smith (April 8, 1919 – November 20, 2007) was a farmer and politician who served as Prime Minister of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) from 1964 to 1979. Smith took the decision to issue a 'Unilateral Declaration of Independence' from the United Kingdom in 1965 and led the rebel unrecognized government for the next fourteen years. He strongly believed that Rhodesia should continue to be ruled by its European-descended minority, but was forced to concede a power-sharing government when support from South Africa and Portugal ended.
Smith, James3James Smith (10 February 1775 – 24 December 1839), along with his younger brother Horace Smith, wrote the Rejected Addresses.
Smith, Joan1Joan Alison Smith (born 27 August 1953) is an English novelist, journalist and human rights activist, who is a former chair of the Writers in Prison committee in the English section of International PEN.
Smith, Joseph F.1Joseph Fielding Smith, Sr. (November 13, 1838 – November 19, 1918), usually known as Joseph F. Smith to distinguish him from his son of the same name, was the sixth President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was the last President of the Church to have personally known the founder of the Mormon faith, Joseph Smith, Jr., who was also his uncle.
Smith, Joseph Jr.94Joseph Smith, Jr. (1805–1844) was the founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mormonism, and the Latter Day Saint movement.
Smith, Kevin8Kevin Patrick Smith (born August 2, 1970) is an American writer, film director and producer. He often appears in his own films as "Silent Bob".
Smith, Leighton9Leighton Warren "Snuffy" Smith, Jr., (born 1939) is a former four-star admiral in the United States Navy. In 1994, he became the Commander in Chief of U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Allied Forces Southern Europe. The following year he additionally took on command of the NATO-led Implementation Force, (IFOR) in Bosnia. He held all three positions until his retirement in 1996.
Smith, Lillian (author)3Lillian Eugenia Smith (December 12, 1897 – September 28, 1966) was an American author and social activist.
Smith, Linda34Linda Smith (25 January 1958 – 27 February 2006) was a British stand-up comic and comedy writer.
Smith, Logan Pearsall20Logan Pearsall Smith (October 18, 1865 – March 2, 1946) was an American essayist and critic.
Smith, Lucy Mack10Lucy Mack Smith was the mother of Joseph Smith Jr, the founder of the Latter-Day Saint movement.
Smith, Margaret Chase19Margaret Chase Smith (14 December 1897 - 29 May 1995) was an U.S. politician, a Republican Senator from Maine, the first woman to be elected to both the US House and the Senate, and the first woman to have her name placed in nomination for the US Presidency at a major party convention (1964 Republican).
Smith, Matt5Matthew Robert Smith (born 28 October 1982) is an English stage and television actor, most famous for his role as the eleventh incarnation of the Doctor in the British television series Doctor Who.
Smith, Michael Marshall26Michael Marshall Smith (born May 3, 1965) is a British novelist, screenwriter and short story writer. When writing thrillers, he writes under the name Michael Marshall.
Smith, Oliver P.1Oliver Prince Smith (October 26, 1893 – December 25, 1977) was a General in the United States Marine Corps and a highly decorated combat veteran of World War II and the Korean War.
Smith, Patti7Patricia Lee Smith (born December 30, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter and poet.
Smith, Paul5Paul Smith (born 13 March 1979) is a British musician and lead singer of the band Maxïmo Park.
Smith, Robert (musician)34Robert James Smith (born April 21, 1959) is a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. He has been the lead singer and driving force behind British post-punk band The Cure since its founding in 1976.
Smith, Roger9Roger Bonham Smith (July 12, 1925 – November 29, 2007) was the Chairman and CEO of General Motors Corporation from 1981 to 1990, and is widely known as the main subject of Michael Moore's 1989 documentary film Roger & Me.
Smith, Samuel Francis3Samuel Francis Smith (1808–1895), Baptist minister, journalist and author, is best known for having written the lyrics to "My Country, 'Tis of Thee, which he entitled America.
Smith, Seba1Seba Smith (September 14, 1792 – July 28, 1868) was an American humorist and writer.
Smith, Sherwood22Sherwood Smith (born 1951) is an American writer of fantasy and science fiction for young adults as well as adults.
Smith, Stephen A.3Stephen A. Smith (born October 14, 1967) is a sportswriter and media personality.
Smith, Sydney60Sydney Smith (3 June 1771 – 22 February 1845) was an English clergyman, critic, philosopher and wit.
Smith, Tommy6Thomas "Tommy" Smith, MBE (born 5 April 1945) was a long-serving footballer with Liverpool, known for his uncompromising defensive style.
Smith, Vernon L.20Vernon Lomax Smith (born on January 1, 1927) is an American economist, who with Daniel Kahneman was awarded the 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences "for having established laboratory experiments as a tool in empirical analysis, especially in the study of alternative market mechanisms." (source;
Smith, Will4Willard Christopher Smith, Sr. (born July 12, 1936), aka Will Smith, is an Academy Award nominated actor, multiple Grammy winning hip hop artist, and a former comedian from the United States. He is one of a small group of people who have enjoyed huge success in all the three major entertainment media in the United States: film, television, and the music industry.
Smith, Zadie23Zadie Smith (born October 27, 1975) is a British novelist. To date she has written four novels, mainly set in London.
Smithson, Robert7Robert Smithson (January 2, 1938 – July 20, 1973) was an American artist famous for his use of photography in relation to sculpture and land art.
Smollett, Tobias11Tobias Smollett (c. March 16, 1721 – September 17, 1771) was a Scottish novelist, translator, historian and editor.
Smoot, George1George Fitzgerald Smoot III (born February 20, 1945) is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist, Nobel laureate, and $1 million TV quiz show prize winner. He won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2006 for his work on COBE with John C. Mather that led to the measurement "of the black body form and anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background radiation."
Smosh13Smosh is a web-based comedy duo consisting of Ian Hecox (born 1987) and Anthony Padilla (born 1987). They began to post videos on YouTube in the autumn of 2005 and became one of the most popular channels on that site. As of January 2013, Smosh is the most subscribed channel on YouTube, with more than 7.0 million subscribers and 2.0 billion video views.
Smullyan, Raymond10Raymond Smullyan (born 1919) is an American mathematician, a logician and a magician
Smuts, Jan21Jan Christiaan Smuts (24 May 1870 – 11 September 1950) was a South African statesman, general, and intellectual. Amongst the offices that he held, he was Prime Minister of South Africa and Field Marshal in the British Army.
Smyth, William Henry2Admiral William Henry Smyth (21 January 1788 – 8 September 1865) was an English sailor and astronomer. His grandson was Robert Baden-Powell.
Snaith, John2John Collis Snaith (1876–1936) was an English novelist.
Snepscheut, Jan L. A. van de 1Johannes Lambertus Adriana van de Snepscheut (12 September 1953 – 23 February 1994) was a computer scientist and educator.
Snider, Todd20Todd Daniel Snider (born 11 November 1966) is a singer-songwriter born in Portland, Oregon.
Snoop Dogg12Snoop Dogg (born Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. on 20 October 1971 in Long Beach, California) is a Rap musician and actor.
Snow, C. P.7Charles Percy Snow, Baron Snow of Leicester CBE (5 October 1905 – 1 July 1980) was an English novelist, scientific administrator, civil servant, and literary critic.
Snow, Lorenzo2Lorenzo Snow (1814–1901) was the fifth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS Church) starting in 1898, and lasting until his death. He was the last LDS Church President in the 19th Century.
Snow, Tony8Robert Anthony "Tony" Snow (June 1, 1955 – July 12, 2008) was a White House Press Secretary for the George W. Bush administration. He succeeded Scott McClellan, becoming the third individual to serve in that position under Bush. It was the second Presidential administration to which Snow has been employed, having worked for President George H. W. Bush as chief speechwriter and Deputy Assistant of Media Affairs.
Snowden, Edward34Edward Joseph Snowden (born June 21, 1983) is an American former technical contractor for the United States National Security Agency (NSA) and a former employee of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) who leaked details of several top-secret U.S. and British government mass surveillance programs to the press.
Snowden, Phillip6Philip Snowden, 1st Viscount Snowden (18 July 1864 – 15 May 1937) was a British politician, and the first Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Snowe, Olympia11Olympia Jean Snowe (née Bouchles; born 21 February 1947) is an American politician and former United States Senator from Maine and a member of the Republican Party. In 2006, she was named one of America's Best Senators by TIME magazine.
Snyder, Gary5Gary Snyder (born May 8, 1930) is an American poet (originally, often associated with the Beat Generation), essayist, lecturer, and environmental activist. Snyder is a winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.
Socrates148Socrates (Σωκράτης; c. 470 BC – 399 BC) was a classical Greek (Athenian) philosopher credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy. Through his portrayal in Plato's dialogues, Socrates has become renowned for his contribution to the field of ethics, and it is this Platonic Socrates who lends his name to the concepts of Socratic irony and the Socratic method, or elenchus. The latter remains a commonly used tool in a wide range of discussions, and is a type of pedagogy in which a series of questions is asked not only to draw individual answers, but also to encourage fundamental insight into the issue at hand.
Soddy, Frederick3Frederick Soddy (2 September 1877 – 22 September 1956) was an English radiochemist who explained, with Ernest Rutherford, that radioactivity is due to the transmutation of elements, now known to involve nuclear reactions. He also proved the existence of isotopes of certain radioactive elements. He received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1921, and has a crater named for him on the far side of the Moon.
Sola Pool, Ithiel de1Ithiel de Sola Pool (October 26, 1917 – March 11, 1984) was a pioneer in the development of social science.
Solanas, Valerie26Valerie Solanas (9 April 1936 – 26 April 1988) was an American feminist. She is notable for writing The SCUM Manifesto' (SCUM = The Society for Cutting Up Men) and having shot Andy Warhol.
Soleimani, Qassem15Qasem Soleimani (Persian: قاسم سلیمانی, born 11 March 1957) is the commander of the Qods Force, the elite branch of Iran's Revolutionary Guards which conducts special operations outside Iran. Soleimani has been very influential in building up the military capacity of Lebanon's Hezbollah, shaping the post-war political landscape in Iraq, and turning around the Syrian civil war. He was the director of the Iranians who assisted Americans in the initial phase of Afghnistan War through secret meetings with Ryan Crocker.
Solis, Hilda2Hilda Solis (born 20 October 1957) is an American politician who served as the 25th United States Secretary of Labor.
Sollers, Philippe2Philippe Sollers (born Philippe Joyaux on November 28, 1936) is a French writer and critic.
Solo, Hope Amelia16Hope Amelia Solo (born July 30, 1981) is an American soccer goalkeeper and a two-time Olympic gold medalist. She has been goalkeeping for the United States women's national soccer team since 2000.
Solomon Asch7Solomon Eliot Asch (14 September 1907 – 20 February 1996) was an American Gestalt psychologist who was a pioneer in social psychology.
Solomon, Andrew15Andrew Solomon (born 30 October 1963) is an American author.
Solon12Solon (c. 638 BC – c. 558 BC) was an Athenian statesman, lawgiver and poet. He is numbered among the Seven Sages of Greece.
Soloveitchik, Joseph4Joseph Ber (Yosef Dov, Yoshe Ber) Soloveitchik (February 27, 1903 – April 9, 1993) was an American Orthodox rabbi, Talmudist and modern Jewish philosopher. He was a descendant of the Lithuanian Jewish Soloveitchik rabbinic dynasty.
Soloveychik, Simon8Simon L'vovich Soloveychik (1930–1996) was a Russian writer, educator, and philosopher.
Solow, Robert2Robert Merton Solow (born August 23, 1924) is an American economist particularly known for his work on the theory of economic growth that culminated in the exogenous growth model named after him. He was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal (in 1961) and the 1987 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.
Solti, Georg5Sir Georg Solti KBE (21 October 1912 – 5 September 1997) was a world-renowned Hungarian-born British orchestral and operatic conductor.
Solvay, Ernest4Ernest Gaston Joseph Solvay (April 16, 1838 – May 26, 1922) was a Belgian chemist, industrialist and philanthropist.
Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr69Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn Алекса́ндр Иса́евич Солжени́цын (11 December 1918 – 3 August 2008) was a Russian novelist, dramatist and historian. Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970, he was exiled from the Soviet Union in 1974, returning to Russia in 1994.
Sombart, Nicolaus1Nicolaus Sombart (May 10, 1923 Berlin – July 4, 2008 Schiltigheim) was a German historian and cultural sociologist.
Sombart, Werner1Werner Sombart (19 January 1863 – 18 May 1941) was a German economist and sociologist, the head of the "Youngest Historical School" and one of the leading Continental European social scientists during the first quarter of the 20th century.
Somervile, William9William Somervile, sometimes reported as Somerville (2 September 1675 – 19 July 1742) was an English poet.
Sommerfeld, Arnold2Arnold Johannes Wilhelm Sommerfeld (5 December 1868 – 26 April 1951) was a German physicist who introduced the fine-structure constant in 1919.
Sondheim, Stephen2Stephen Sondheim (born March 22, 1930) is an American stage musical and film composer and lyricist, one of the few people to win an Academy Award, multiple Tony Awards (seven, more than any other composer), multiple Grammy Awards, and a Pulitzer Prize.
Sontag, Susan89Susan Sontag (January 16 1933 – December 28 2004) was an American essayist, literary critic, cultural theorist, and political activist.
Sophocles58Sophocles (Greek: Σοφοκλῆς; 496 BC – 406 BC) was a Greek playwright, dramatist, priest, and politician of Classical Athens. He was also a general for the Athenian Empire in the Peloponnesian Wars, and during his service he led the battle against the Peloponnesian Island of Samos.
Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji3Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji (14 August 1892 – 15 October 1988), born Leon Dudley Sorabji, was an English composer, pianist, and writer on music of mixed Parsi and English extraction. He was famed for his extraordinarily long and difficult piano compositions; his Opus clavicembalisticum (1929–30) was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest non-repetitive piano composition ever written.
Sörenstam, Annika4Annika Sörenstam (born October 9, 1970) is a professional golfer whose achievements rank her as one of the most successful female golfers in golf history.
Sorkin, Aaron5Aaron Benjamin Sorkin (born 9 June 1961) is a playwright and screenwriter, originally from Scarsdale, New York. He is known for his rhythmic dialogue and inventive television style.
Sornette, Didier27Didier Sornette (born 25 June 1957) is Professor on the Chair of Entrepreneurial Risks at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich). He is also a professor of the Swiss Finance Institute, a professor associated with both the department of Physics and the department of Earth Sciences at ETH Zurich, an Adjunct Professor of Geophysics at IGPP and ESS at UCLA.
Sorokin, Pitirim11Pitirim Alexandrovich Sorokin (January 21, 1889 – February 2, 1968) was a Russian-born American sociologist.
Soros, George85George Soros (born György Schwartz on August 12 1930) is a Hungarian-born American businessman, philanthropist, and political activist. He is currently the chairman of Soros Fund Management and the Open Society Foundations.
Sosabowski, Stanisław5Stanisław Sosabowski (1892–1967) was a Polish general in World War II. He fought in the Battle of Arnhem (Netherlands) in 1944 as commander of the Polish 1st Independent Parachute Brigade.
Sotomayor, Sonia Maria11Sonia Maria Sotomayor (born 25 June 1954) is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (since 2009), and a former judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (1998–2009) and of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (1992–1998).
Soulages, Pierre1Pierre Soulages (born December 24, 1919) is a French painter, engraver and sculptor.
Soutar, William4William Soutar (1898–1946) was a leading poet of the Scottish Literary Renaissance. Diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis in 1924, he was bedridden from 1930 and died of tuberculosis in 1946. He is also known for his journal, Diary of a Dying Man, which was was published posthumously.
South, Robert8Robert South (4 September 1634 – 8 July 1716) was an English churchman.
Southerne, Thomas2Thomas Southerne (1660 – May 22, 1746), Irish dramatist, was born at Oxmantown, near Dublin, in 1660, and entered Trinity College, Dublin in 1676. Two years later he was entered at the Middle Temple, London.
Southey, Robert44Robert Southey (August 12 1774 – March 21 1843) was an English poet of the Romantic school, one of the so-called Lake Poets, and Poet Laureate.
Southwell, Robert20St. Robert Southwell (1561 – February 21 1595) was an English poet, a Jesuit priest, and a martyr for the Catholic faith. He was canonized in 1970.
Sowa, John F.14John Florian Sowa (born 1940) is an American computer scientist, expert in artificial intelligence and computer design, who invented conceptual graphs.
Sowell, Thomas68Thomas Sowell (born June 30, 1930) is an American economist and political commentator.
Soyer, Raphael2Raphael Soyer (1899 – November 4, 1987) was a Russian-born American painter. Soyer, referred to as an "American Scene" painter, was also an author who wrote his autobiography and a book on Thomas Eakins.
Soyinka, Wole5Akinwande Oluwole Soyinka (born 13 July 1934) is a Nigerian playwright, poet, novelist, essayist and pro-democracy activist. In 1986 he became the first African winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Soyster, Harry E.1Lieutenant General Harry E. Soyster (born 6 June 1935) is a former United States Army officer. From June 1984 to November 1988 he served as the Commanding General of the United States Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM). Upon promotion to the rank of Lieutenant General, he served as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency at Bolling Air Force Base, Washington D.C. from December 1988 to September 1991. Soyster is a member of the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame and currently works as a spokesperson for the private military firm Military Professional Resources Inc.
Spaak, Paul-Henri1Paul-Henri Spaak (25 January 1899 – 31 July 1972) was the second Secretary General of NATO.
Spacey, Kevin4Kevin Spacey (born Kevin Matthew Fowler on 26 July 1959) is an American actor, director, screenwriter, and producer. He grew up in California and began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s, before being cast in supporting roles in film and television. He gained critical acclaim in the early 1990s, culminating in his first Academy Award for The Usual Suspects (Best Supporting Actor) (1995), followed by a Best Actor Academy Award win for American Beauty (1999). His other starring roles in Hollywood include Seven, L.A. Confidential, Pay It Forward, K-PAX, and Superman Returns. He has earned him several Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. Since 2003, he has been artistic director of the Old Vic theatre in London. He currently stars as Frank Underwood in the Netflix series House of Cards.
Spade, David6David Wayne Spade (born July 22, 1964, Birmingham, Michigan) is an American actor, comedian and producer. He is perhaps most famous for his tenure on Saturday Night Live.
Spader, James4James Spader (born February 7, 1960, in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American actor.
Spafford, Gene8Eugene "Gene" Howard Spafford (born 1956), commonly known as Spaf, is a professor of computer science at Purdue University and a leading computer security expert. A historically significant Internet figure, he is renowned for first analyzing the Morris Worm, one of the earliest computer worms, and his prominent role in the Usenet backbone cabal.
Spalding, John Lancaster202John Lancaster Spalding (June 2, 1840 – August 25, 1916) was the first bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Peoria from 1877 to 1908, a notable scholarly writer of the time and, a co-founder of The Catholic University of America.
Sparber, Max2Max Sparber (born 1968) is an American playwright, poet, critic, and performer.
Spark, Muriel10Dame Muriel Spark DBE (née Muriel Sarah Camberg; 1 February 1918 – 13 April 2006) was a Scottish novelist, short-story writer, biographer and literary critic. Three of her novels have been filmed.
Sparks, Jordin4Jordin Brianna Sparks (born December 22, 1989) is an American pop singer who rose to fame as the winner of the sixth season of American Idol.
Sparks, Nicholas155Nicholas Charles Sparks (born December 31, 1965) is an American novelist, screenwriter and producer.
Sparks, Theresa5Theresa Sparks (born April 4, 1949) is the Executive Director of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission and was a candidate for San Francisco Supervisor for District 6 in the November 2010 election. She is a former president of the San Francisco Police Commission and former CEO of Good Vibrations. She is also one of San Francisco's most famous transgender women and was a Grand Marshal in the 2008 San Francisco Pride Parade.
Spears, Britney31Britney Jean Spears (born 2 December 1981) is an American pop singer, dancer, and occasional actress.
Specter, Arlen8Arlen J. Specter (February 12, 1930 – October 14, 2012) was a United States Senator from Pennsylvania. He was a Democrat from 1951 to 1965, then a Republican from 1965 until 2009, when he switched back to the Democratic Party.
Speer, Albert7Berthold Konrad Hermann Albert Speer (March 19, 1905 – September 1, 1981), commonly known as Albert Speer, was an architect, author and high-ranking Nazi German government official.
Spektor, Regina32Regina Spektor Регина Спектор (born 18 February 1980) is a Soviet-born American singer-songwriter and pianist.
Spence, E. Lee6E. Lee Spence (born 1947) is a German-born American underwater archaeologist and shipwreck historian.
Spence, Gerry44Gerry Spence (born January 8 1929) is an American lawyer and writer.
Spencer-Brown, George4George Spencer-Brown (born April 2, 1923) is a polymath best known as the author of Laws of Form.
Spencer, Herbert69Herbert Spencer (27 April 1820 – 8 December 1903) was an English philosopher, prominent classical liberal political theorist, and sociological theorist of the Victorian era. He developed an all-embracing conception of evolution as the progressive development of the physical world, biological organisms, the human mind, and human culture and societies. He is most famous for coining the phrase "survival of the fittest".
Spencer, Ichabod16Ichabod Spencer (February 23, 1798 – November 23, 1854) was a popular 19th century American Presbyterian preacher and author.
Spencer, Robert7Robert Bruce Spencer (born 1962) is an American writer on Islam. He is the author of six books, including two bestsellers, on topics related to Islam and terrorism. He is the founder and director of the Jihad Watch and Dhimmi Watch websites that focus on Islam-related events.
Spencer, Stanley2Sir Stanley Spencer (30 June 1891 – 14 December 1959) was an English painter. Much of his greatest work depicts Biblical scenes, from miracles to Crucifixion, happening not in the Holy Land but in the small village (Cookham) where he was born and spent most of his life.
Spencer, William Robert1William Robert Spencer (1769–1834) was an English poet, educated at Harrow School and the University of Oxford.
Spengler, Oswald12Oswald Arnold Gottfried Spengler (29 May 1880 – 8 May 1936) was a German historian, philosopher and political writer, most famous for his Der Untergang des Abendlandes, completed in 1922 and translated as The Decline of the West in 1928.
Spenser, Edmund51Edmund Spenser (c. 1552 – January 13, 1599) was an English poet, who wrote such pastorals as The Shepheardes Calendar, Astrophell and Colin Clouts Come Home Againe, but is most famous for the multi-layered allegorical romance The Faerie Queene.
Sperry, W. Roger32Roger Wolcott Sperry (20 August 1913 – 17 April 1994) was a neuropsychologist, neurobiologist and pioneer in the sciences of consciousness who, together with David H. Hubel and Torsten Wiesel, won the 1981 Nobel Prize in Medicine, for his independent work in split-brain research.
Speyr, Adrienne von5Adrienne von Speyr (20 September 1902 – 17 September 1967) was a Swiss Catholic medical doctor, the author of over 60 books of spirituality and theology, and a mystic.
Spiegelman, Art7Art Spiegelman (born February 15, 1948) is an American comics artist, editor, and advocate for the medium of comics, best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning comic memoir, Maus.
Spielberg, Steven11Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946) is an American film director, screenwriter and producer. A three-time Academy Award winner, Spielberg is also the most financially successful motion picture director of all time.
Spies, August3August Vincent Theodore Spies (1855–1887) was an American upholsterer, radical labor activist, and newspaper editor.
Spillane, Mike57Frank Morrison Spillane (9 March 1918 –17 July 2006), better known as Mickey Spillane, was an American author of crime novels. He was known for his series of novels featuring his signature detective character, Mike Hammer, among other works.
Spillane, Pat3Pat Spillane (born 1955), sports pundit and former Gaelic footballer, regarded as one of the greatest players of all time.Corry, Eoghan (2005), The GAA Book of Lists pages: 234–238, publisher: Hodder Headline Ireland He played Gaelic football with his local club Templenoe and was a member of the Kerry senior inter-county team from 1975 until 1991. He received nine All Stars during a glittering career, a feat matched by no other Gaelic footballer. Since retiring he has developed a media career in analysing the game, and is known for his controversial views, particularly his distaste for the footballing philosophies of Donegal and Tyrone and every orther team in Ulster. He has also been in receipt of his own stamp.
Spinelli, Jerry1Jerry Spinelli (born February 1, 1941) is a noted children's author, specializing on novels written for and about early adolescence.
Spinoza, Baruch71Benedictus de Spinoza (24 November 1632 – 21 February 1677) was a social and metaphysical philosopher famous for the elaborate development of his monist philosophy, which has become known as Spinozism. Controversy regarding his ideas led to his excommunication from the Jewish community of his native Amsterdam. He was named Baruch ("blessed" in Hebrew) Spinoza by his synagogue elders and known as Bento de Spinoza or Bento d'Espiñoza, but afterwards used the name Benedictus ("blessed" in Latin) de Spinoza.
Spir, African101Afrikan Aleksandrovich Spir Африкан Александрович Спир (10 November 1837 – 26 March 1890) was a Russian Neo-Kantian philosopher of German descent, whose book Denken und Wirklichkeit Thought and Reality exerted a "lasting impact" on the writings of Friedrich Nietzsche.
Spiro Agnew6Spiro Theodore Agnew (9 November 1918 – 17 September 1996) Thirty-ninth Vice President of the United States, under President Richard Nixon; born Spiro Anagnostopoulos
Spitzer, Eliot2Eliot Laurence Spitzer (born June 10, 1959) is an American lawyer and New York State Democratic Party politician. He was the 54th Governor of New York (2007–2008).
Spock, Benjamin12Benjamin McLane Spock (2 May 1903 – 15 March 1998) was an American pediatrician and author.
Spofford, Harriet Elizabeth Prescott5Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford (April 3, 1835 – August 14, 1921) was a notable American writer remembered for her novels, poems and detective stories.
Spolin, Viola4Viola Spolin (7 November 1906 – 22 November 1994) was considered the mother of the improvisational theater movement in the United States.
Spolsky, Joel8Joel Spolsky (born 1965) is a programmer, entrepreneur, and writer.
Spong, John Shelby7John Shelby "Jack" Spong (born June 16, 1931) is a retired American bishop of the Episcopal Church. From 1979 to 2000 he was Bishop of Newark (based in Newark, New Jersey). He is a liberal Christian theologian, religion commentator and author. He calls for a fundamental rethinking of Christian belief away from theism and traditional doctrines.
Spooner, Lysander21Lysander Spooner (January 19, 1808 – May 14, 1887) was an American individualist anarchist, entrepreneur, political philosopher, abolitionist, supporter of the labor movement, and legal theorist of the nineteenth century.
Sprague, Charles5Charles Sprague (1791–1875) was an early American poet.
Spring, Gardiner13Gardiner Spring (February 24, 1785 – August 18, 1873) was an American minister and religious author.
Springer, Jerry16Gerald Norman "Jerry" Springer (born February 13, 1944, in Hampstead, London) is a former Democratic mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, who now hosts a television program bearing his name, The Jerry Springer Show. He also hosts a talk radio program called Springer on the Radio on Air America Radio.
Springfield, Tom15Tom Springfield (born Dion O'Brien, on 2 July 1934) is a British singer and songwriter.
Springsteen, Bruce105Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born 23 September 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist.
Spurgeon, Charles45Charles Haddon Spurgeon (June 19, 1834 – January 31, 1892) was a British Baptist minister and writer.
Squire, Sir John6Sir John Collings Squire (2 April 1884 – 20 December 1958) was a British poet, writer, historian, and influential literary editor of the post-World War I period.
Srivastava, Nirmala3Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (March 21, 1923 – February 23, 2011) was the founder of Sahaja Yoga.
St Clair, William 4William St Clair (born 1937) is a British anthropologist and author, whose research interests lie in the history of books and reading, ancient Greece and biography.
St. Vincent, Gregory2Gregory St. Vincent (22 March 1584 Bruges – 5 June 1667 Ghent) was a Flemish Jesuit and mathematician.
Stabenow, Dana2Dana Stabenow (born March 27, 1952) is an American author who has produced science fiction, mystery, and suspense/thriller.
Stace, Walter Terence36Walter Terence Stace (17 November 1886 – 2 August 1967) was a British colonial civil servant, educator, public philosopher and epistemologist, who became best known for his writings on mysticism.
Stackpole, Michael A.4Michael A. Stackpole (born 1957) is a science fiction author best known for his Star Wars and Battletech books. He was born in Wausau, Wisconsin, but raised in Vermont. He has a BA in history from the University of Vermont.
Stacy, Walter P.1Walter Parker Stacy (born December 26, 1884 in Ansonville, North Carolina; died September 13, 1951) was chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court from 1925 until his death in 1951.
Staël, Anne Louise Germaine de38Anne Louise Germaine de Staël (April 22, 1766 – July 14, 1817), commonly known as Madame de Staël, was a French-speaking Swiss author living in Paris and abroad, who determined literary tastes of Europe at the turn of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Stalin, Joseph109Joseph Stalin (21 December {9 December Old Style} 1879 – 5 March 1953) was the first General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from late 1922 until his death on 5 March 1953. Following Lenin's death in 1924 he rose to become the leader of the Soviet Union. He was the father of Svetlana Alliluyeva.
Stallman, Richard M.114Richard Matthew Stallman (RMS; born 16 March 1953) is the founder of the Free Software movement, the GNU project, the Free Software Foundation, and the League for Programming Freedom. He also invented the concept of copyleft to protect the ideals of this movement, and enshrined this concept in the widely-used GPL (General Public License) for software.
Stallone, Sylvester3Sylvester Stallone (born July 6, 1946) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. He achieved his greatest successes in a number of action films, notably the Rocky and Rambo series. He is often referred to by his nickname, "Sly".
Stamboliyski, Aleksandar1Aleksandar Stamboliyski (March 1, 1879 – June 14, 1923) was the prime minister of Bulgaria from 1919 until 1923. Stamboliyski was a member of the Agrarian Union, an agrarian peasant movement which was not allied to the monarchy, and edited their newspaper. Opposed to the country's participation in the First World War and its support for the Central Powers, he was court-martialed and sentenced to life in prison in 1915. He was a supporter of the idea of a Balkan federation and identified not as a Bulgarian, but as a South Slav.
Stan Collymore11Stanley Victor Collymore (born January 22, 1971 in Stone, Staffordshire) was a professional English soccer player in the mid-to-late 1990's. He is known as much for his footballing talents as his controversial off-the-field activites.
Stangl, Franz6Franz Stangl (March 26, 1908 – June 28, 1971) was an SS officer, commandant of the Sobibór and of Treblinka extermination camp. His role in the mass murder of men, women and children was known to the Austrian authorities but Austria did not issue a warrant for Stangl's arrest until 1961. In spite of his registration under his real name at the Austrian consulate in Brazil, it took another six years before he was tracked down by Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal and arrested in Brazil. After extradition to West Germany he was tried for the deaths of around 900,000 people. He admitted to these killings and was found guilty on October 22, 1970. Stangl was sentenced to life imprisonment. He died of heart failure in Düsseldorf prison on June 28, 1971.
Stanhope, Doug33Doug Stanhope (born 25 March 1967) is an American stand-up comedian.
Stanhope, Philip60Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield (22 September 1694 – 24 March 1773) was a British statesman and man of letters.
Stanley Hauerwas4Stanley Hauerwas (born July 24, 1940) is a Christian theologian and ethicist. He has taught at the University of Notre Dame and is currently the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke Divinity School with a joint appointment at the Duke University School of Law.
Stanley Matthews5Stanley Matthews, CBE (February 1 1915 – February 23 2000) was a football player. Often regarded as one of the greats of the English game, he was the first footballer to be knighted (and is, as of 2006, the only player to have been knighted while still playing), as well as the first European Footballer of the Year and the first Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year
Stanley, Arthur Penrhyn22Arthur Penrhyn Stanley (13 December 1815 – 18 July 1881) was an English churchman, Dean of Westminster, known as Dean Stanley.
Stanley, Eric2Eric Stanley (born Eric Lee Stanley; 19 April 1991) is an American violinist and composer.
Stanley, Henry Morton6Sir Henry Morton Stanley (28 January 1841 – 10 May 1904), a Welsh-born reporter for the New York Herald, went to Africa in search of missionary and explorer David Livingstone. He was later a British Member of Parliament.
Stanshall, Vivian28Vivian Stanshall (21 March 1943 – 5 March 1995), born Victor Anthony Stanshall, was an English singer-songwriter, painter, musician, author, poet and wit, best known for his work with the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, for his surreal exploration of the British upper classes in Sir Henry at Rawlinson End, and for narrating Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells.
Stanton Macdonald-Wright1Stanton MacDonald-Wright (July 8, 1890 – August 22, 1973) was a U.S. abstract painter. One of his significant achievements was co-founding the Synchromist movement in 1913.
Stanton, Brandon3Brandon Stanton (born 1984) is an American photographer and blogger, most known for his photoblog Humans of New York, and New York Times Best seller book by the same name published in 2013.
Stanton, Charles E.1Charles E. Stanton (1859–1933) was an American Expeditionary Forces colonel during World War I.
Stanton, Edwin McMasters2Edwin McMasters Stanton (19 December 1814 – 24 December 1869) was the United States Secretary of War during the American Civil War.
Stanton, Elizabeth Cady25Elizabeth Cady Stanton (12 November 1815 – 26 October 1902) was a social activist and a leading figure of the early women's rights movement in the United States.
Stanton, Harry Dean3Harry Dean Stanton (born July 14, 1926) is an American character actor, musician, and singer.
Stanwyck, Barbara1Barbara Stanwyck (July 16 1907 – January 20 1990) was an American actress of film, stage, and screen.
Stapel, Diederik2Diederik Stapel (born 19 October 1966 in Oegstgeest) is a former professor of social psychology at Tilburg University and before that at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.(7 July 2010), Diederik Stapel succeeds Theo Verhallen as Dean of the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, publisher: Tilburg University, retrieved: 17 September 2011 In 2011 Tilburg University suspended Stapel, pending further investigation, for fabricating and manipulating data for his research publications. This scientific misconduct lasted for years and affected at least 30 publications.Bartlett, Tom (3 November 2011). "The Fraud Who Fooled (Almost) Everyone". The Chronicle of Higher Education .
Stapledon, Olaf100William Olaf Stapledon (10 May 1886 – 6 September 1950) was a British philosopher and author of several influential works of science fiction. His best known, and what he considered as his best work, was Star Maker (1937), which included the first known description of a Dyson sphere. The Dyson sphere was later described by Freeman Dyson in the 1959 article "Search for Artificial Stellar Sources of Infra-Red Radiation" in Science, as one possible method of locating extraterrestrial intelligence.
Stapp, John2John Paul Stapp, M.D., Ph.D., Colonel, USAF (Ret.) (11 July 1910 – 13 November 1999) was a career U.S. Air Force officer, USAF flight surgeon, and pioneer studying the effects of acceleration and deceleration forces on humans in the 1940s and 1950s.
Starace, Achille4Achille Starace (August 18, 1889 – April 29, 1945) was a prominent leader of Fascist Italy prior to and during World War II. In 1931, his career reached its peak when he was made Secretary of the PNF. He was appointed to the position primarily due to his unquestioning, fanatical loyalty to Mussolini. As secretary, Starace staged massive parades and marches in favor of Mussolini and proposed Anti-Semitic racial segregation measures. On April 29, 1945, after a summary trial, he was sentenced to death. Starace was taken to the Piazzale Loreto and shown the body of Mussolini, which he saluted just before he was shot. His body was subsequently strung up next to Mussolini's.
Starck, Philippe24Philippe Patrick Starck (born January 18, 1949) is a French product designer, whose designs range from interior designs to mass-produced consumer goods such as toothbrushes, chairs, and even houses.
Starhawk44Starhawk (born Miriam Simos on 17 June 1951) is an American writer, social activist and pagan in the Reclaiming tradition.
Stark, Becky11Rebecca Ann "Becky" Stark (born 1980) is an American artist, singer, songwriter and entertainer who the founded the band Lavender Diamond.
Stark, Freya2Freya Stark (31 January 1893 – 9 May 1993) was a British travel writer, born in Paris; her mother, Flora, was an Italian of Polish/German descent, her father, Robert, an English painter from Devon.
Stark, Pete4Pete Stark (born November 11, 1931) is a Democratic politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for California.
Starlin, Jim15James P. "Jim" Starlin (born October 9 1949) is an American comic book writer and artist, who has worked for Marvel Comics, DC Comics and others since the early 1970s. He is most famous for "cosmic" tales involving Captain Marvel, Adam Warlock, the Silver Surfer, and his own creation, the villain Thanos.
Starr, Ringo13Richard Starkey MBE (born 7 July 1940), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is a popular British musician, best known as drummer for The Beatles.
Starrett, Vincent]1Charles Vincent Emerson Starrett (26 October 1886 - 5 January 1974), known as Vincent Starrett, was an American writer and newspaperman and a co-founder of the Baker Street Irregulars.
Statius4Publius Papinius Statius (c. 45 – c. 96) was a Roman poet of the Silver Age of Latin literature.
Steadman, Ralph23Ralph Steadman (born 15 May 1936 in Wallasey) is a British cartoonist and caricaturist who is best known for his work with American author Hunter S. Thompson.
Stebbing, Susan2L. (Lizzie) Susan Stebbing (December 2, 1885 – September 11, 1943) was an English philosopher. She belonged to the 1930s generation of analytic philosophy.
Stedman, Edmund Clarence13Edmund Clarence Stedman (October 8, 1833 – January 18, 1908) was an American poet, critic, and essayist born at Hartford, Connecticut.
Steele, Anne3Anne Steele (1717 – November 11, 1778), English hymn writer, was born at Broughton, Hampshire.
Steele, Peter6Peter Steele (January 4, 1962 – April 14, 2010) was the lead singer of and a bassist for the doom/gothic metal band Type O Negative. His birth name was Peter Ratajczyk.
Steele, Richard13Sir Richard Steele (bap. March 12, 1672 – September 1, 1729) was an Irish writer and politician, remembered, along with his friend, Joseph Addison, as co-founder of The Spectator magazine.
Steele, Shelby1Shelby Steele (born January 1, 1946) is an American conservative writer and a fellow of the Hoover Institution. His columns and op-eds have been published in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Harper's Magazine. In 1991 he won an Emmy, a Writers Guild award, and a San Francisco Film Festival award for his documentary, Seven Days in Bensonhurst. In 2004 he was awarded the National Humanities Medal.
Steffen, Alex11Alex Steffen (born 1968) is an American writer, editor, public speaker and futurist most noted for his bright green ideas.
Stegner, Wallace7Wallace Stegner (February 18, 1909 – April 13, 1993) was a United States writer (of fiction and nonfiction) and environmentalist.
Steichen, Edward1Edward Jean Steichen (March 27, 1879 – March 25, 1973) was an American photographer, painter, and art gallery and museum curator.
Stein, Ben29Benjamin Jeremy Stein (born 25 November 1944) is an American lawyer, economist, law professor, actor, comedian, author and former White House speechwriter. He is best known as host of the Comedy Central game show Win Ben Stein's Money, his deadpan portrayal of the history teacher in the film Ferris Bueller's Day Off and as spokesman for Clear Eyes brand eye drops. He has recently gained notoriety as the star of the controversial intelligent design film Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed.
Stein, Edith32Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (October 12 1891 – August 9 1942), born Edith Stein, was a German Saint, philosopher, a Carmelite nun, and martyr who died at Auschwitz.
Stein, Gertrude137Gertrude Stein (3 February 1874 – 27 July 1946) was an American expatriate writer, poet, feminist, and playwright, who lived most of her life in Europe. She is famous for her "flow-of-thought" and sometimes "cyclical" or "circular" manner of expressing things.
Stein, Herbert1Herbert Stein (August 27, 1916 – September 8, 1999) was chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.
Stein, Jock4John 'Jock' Stein (5 October 1922 – 10 September 1985) was a Scottish football manager best known for his time as manager of Celtic and for managing the Scotland national football team.
Steinbeck, John139John Ernst Steinbeck III (February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968) was one of the most famous and most widely read American writers of the 20th century. A winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962, his most acclaimed works include his novella Of Mice and Men (1937) and his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath (1939), both of which examine the lives of the working class and migrant workers during the Great Depression.
Steinberger, Jack3Jack Steinberger (born May 25, 1921) is a German-American physicist currently residing near Geneva, Switzerland. He co-discovered the muon neutrino, for which he was given the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1988.
Steinem, Gloria28Gloria Marie Steinem (born March 25, 1934) is an American feminist, journalist, and social and political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader of, and media spokeswoman for, the women's liberation movement in the late 1960s and 1970s. A prominent writer and key counterculture era political figure, Steinem has founded many organizations and projects and has been the recipient of many awards and honors. She was a columnist for New York magazine and co-founded Ms. magazine.
Steiner, Achim1Achim Steiner (born 1961 in Brazil) is a German expert in environmental politics. He is UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director UN Environment Programme (UNEP).
Steiner, George62Francis George Steiner (born April 23, 1929) is an European-born American literary critic, essayist, philosopher, novelist, translator, and educator, who has written extensively about the relationship between language, literature and society, and the impact of the Holocaust.
Steiner, Rudolf17Rudolf Steiner (25 February 1861 – 30 March 1925) was an Austrian philosopher, literary scholar, architect, playwright, educator, and social thinker. He is the founder of anthroposophy, a spiritual movement that generated many practical endeavors, including Waldorf education, biodynamic agriculture and anthroposophical medicine.
Steinman, Jim30Jim Steinman (born 1 November 1947) is an American songwriter and composer.
Steinmetz, Charles8Charles Proteus Steinmetz (April 9, 1865 – October 26, 1923) was a German-American mathematician and electrical engineer. He proposed the development of alternating current that made possible the expansion of the electric power industry in the United States, formulating mathematical theories for engineers.
Steinway, Henry E.4Henry E. Steinway (February 17, 1797 – February 7, 1871), born Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg, was a German-American piano manufacturer and the founder of the highly regarded piano company Steinway & Sons.
Stekel, Wilhelm15Wilhelm Stekel (18 March 1868 – 25 June 1940) was an Austrian psychologist and psychoanalyst.
Stella, Frank16Frank Philip Stella (born May 12, 1936) is an American painter and printmaker. He is a significant figure in minimalism, post-painterly abstraction and offset lithography.
Stella,Joseph8Joseph Stella (June 13, 1877 – June 11, 1946) was an Italian-born American Futurist painter best known for his depictions of industrial America.
Stelzer, Irwin4Irwin M. Stelzer (born 1932) is an American economist
Stendhal49Marie-Henri Beyle (January 23, 1783 – March 23, 1842), more widely known as Stendhal, the most famous of his many pen-names, was a 19th century French writer.
Stengel, Casey3Charles Dillon "Casey" Stengel (30 July 1890 – 29 September 1975) was an American baseball player and manager from the early 1910s into the 1960s. In the 1950s, sportswriters dubbed him with yet another nickname, "The Old Perfessor", for his sharp wit and his ability to talk at length on anything baseball-related. He is regarded as one of baseball's more colourful personalities.
Stepanov, Alexander3Alexander Stepanov (born 16 November 1950) is a computer scientist and the key person behind the C++ Standard Template Library.
Stephan, James Kenneth6James Kenneth Stephen (25 February 1859 – 3 February 1892) was an English poet, and tutor to Prince Albert Victor, eldest son of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales.
Stephanopoulos, George1George Stephanopoulos (born February 10, 1961) was a senior political adviser to the 1992 U.S. presidential campaign of Bill Clinton and later became Clinton's press secretary and communications director. After leaving the White House, he became a political analyst, correspondent and later host for ABC News.
Stephen A. Douglas12Stephen Arnold Douglas (23 April 1813 – 3 June 1861), was as American politician, one of the principal founders of the Illinois Democrat Party, Illinois supreme court judge, and Illinois Senator. He was responsible for the passage of the compromise of 1850, author of the Kansas-Nebraska act. He was famous for his debates against Abraham Lincoln in 1858, which brought them both to greater national prominence in the U.S.
Stephen Clarke6Stephen Clarke (born 15 October 1958 in St. Albans) is a British author who lives and works in Paris and has declared and explained his love to France: "I love France because here you are working for a living and not vice versa".
Stephen Spender76Stephen Spender (February 28, 1909 – July 16, 1995) was an English poet and essayist who focused on themes of social injustice and the class struggle in his work.
Stephen the Hymnographer1Stephen the Hymnographer (725–807), also known as Stephen of St. Sabas, was a Syrian monk who is venerated as a saint in the Orthodox Church.
Stephen Walt1Stephen Martin Walt (born July 2, 1955) is an author and professor of international affairs at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Stephen, James Fitzjames11Sir James Fitzjames Stephen (March 3, 1829 – March 11, 1894) was an English lawyer and judge, created 1st Baronet Stephen by Queen Victoria. Through his rebuttal of John Stuart Mill's On Liberty, titled Liberty, Equality, Fraternity he established himself as a conservative philosopher.
Stephen, Leslie11Sir Leslie Stephen KCB (28 November 1832 – 22 February 1904) was an English writer on philosophy and literary history. He was also one of the leading British mountaineers of his generation, the first editor of the Dictionary of National Biography, Thackeray's son-in-law and Virginia Woolf's father.
Stephenie LaGrossa2Stephanie LaGrossa (born December 6, 1979) was a contestant in Survivor Palau, where she placed 7th, Survivor: Guatemala, where she placed second and Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, where she was the second person voted out and placed 19th. She was one of the most popular players ever to play the game, with her popularity peaking at 97% (her final popularity ended at 92%). LaGrossa was an In-Arena host for the Philadelphia Flyers of the NHL, and currently works for the radio station WRDW-FM. She is also one of the owners of GIGI Restaurant & Lounge in Old City Philadelphia.
Stephens, Alexander Hamilton36Alexander Hamilton Stephens (11 February 1812 – 4 March 1883) was an American politician from the U.S. state of Georgia. A former Whig who later became a Democrat, he was the Vice President of the Confederate States during the American Civil War, under Jefferson Davis. He also served as a U.S. Representative from Georgia (both before the Civil War and after Reconstruction) and as the 50th Governor of Georgia from 1882 until his death in 1883.
Stephens, James7James Stephens (1880-02-09 – 1950-12-26) was an Irish novelist, broadcaster and poet, now best known for his fantasy novel The Crock of Gold. James Joyce thought so highly of him he considered asking him to complete Finnegans Wake.
Stephens, James Francis1Sir James Francis Stephens (16 September 1792 – 22 December 1852) was an English entomologist.
Stephenson, George8George Stephenson (June 9, 1781 – August 12, 1848) was an English civil engineer and mechanical engineer who built the first public railway line in the world to use steam locomotives.
Stephenson, Neil95Neal Town Stephenson (born 31 October 1959) is an American writer, known primarily for his science fiction works in the postcyberpunk and chemical generation genres with a penchant for explorations of society, mathematics, currency, and the history of science.
Sterling, Bruce5Bruce Sterling (born April 14, 1954) is an American science fiction author, best known for his novels and his seminal work on the Mirrorshades anthology.
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Stern, Howard12Howard Allen Stern (born 12 January 1954 in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City, New York, USA ) is an American radio and TV personality, humorist and author.
Stern, Nicholas3Nicholas Herbert Stern, Baron Stern of Brentford, Kt, FBA (born 22 April 1946) is a British economist and academic. He is chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics (LSE), and 2010 Professor of Collège de France.
Stern, Otto2Otto Stern (17 February 1888 – 17 August 1969) was a German physicist and Nobel laureate in physics.
Sterne, Laurence40Laurence Sterne (1713-11-24–1768-03-18) was an Anglo-Irish novelist and clergyman. He is best known for his novels The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, and A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy; but he also published sermons, wrote memoirs, and was involved in local politics.
Sternhold, Thomas1Thomas Sternhold (c. 1500 – 1549) was the principal author of the first English metrical version of the Psalms, originally attached to the Prayer-Book as augmented by John Hopkins. He was a groom of the robes to Henry VIII and Edward VI.
Stettinius, Edward R.1Edward R. Stettinius, Jr. (October 22, 1900 – October 31, 1949) was United States Secretary of State under Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman, serving from 1944 to 1945.
Steve Lyons5Stephen John Lyons, better known as Steve Lyons (born June 3, 1960), is a former Major League Baseball player for the Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, Atlanta Braves and Montreal Expos and former television sportscaster.
Steve Martin16Stephen Glenn Martin (born 14 August 1945) is an American comedian, writer, actor, musician and composer.
Steven, Thaddeus17Thaddeus Stevens (4 April 1792 – 11 August 1868), also known as The Great Commoner, was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania and one of the leaders of the Radical Republican faction of the Republican Party during the 1860s. A fierce opponent of slavery and discrimination against African-Americans, Stevens sought to secure their rights during Reconstruction, in opposition to President Andrew Johnson. As chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee during the American Civil War, he played a major part in the war's financing.
Stevens, Cat85Yusuf Islam (born Steven Demetre Georgiou on 21 July 1948), also known by his stage names Cat Stevens and Yusuf, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, educator, philanthropist and prominent convert to Islam.
Stevens, John Paul7John Paul Stevens (born April 20, 1920) is an American jurist and served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1975 until his retirement in 2010. He is the Court's oldest and longest-serving living justice.
Stevens, Sufjan13Sufjan Stevens (born 1 July 1975) is an American musician, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist.
Stevens, Ted1Theodore Fulton "Ted" Stevens (November 18, 1923 - August 9, 2010) was an American politican.
Stevens, Wallace234Wallace Stevens (2 October 1879 – 2 August 1955) was an American modernist poet and businessman.
Stevenson, Adlai115Adlai Ewing Stevenson II (5 February 1900 – 14 July 1965) was an American politician and statesman, noted for his skill in debate and oratory; Governor of Illinois, he was twice an unsuccessful candidate for President of the United States running against Dwight D. Eisenhower (in 1952 and 1956). Under the John F. Kennedy administration, he served as United States Ambassador to the United Nations.
Stevenson, Robert Louis98Robert Louis (Balfour) Stevenson (November 13 1850 – December 3 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of Neo-romanticism in English literature.
Stevenson, William1William Stevenson (1530?–1575) was an English poet.
Stevie Smith15Stevie Smith (20 September 1902 – 7 March 1971), born Florence Margaret Smith, was an English poet and novelist.
Stewart Copeland2Stewart Copeland (b. 1952-07-16), former drummer of the '70s and '80s New Wave band The Police, later became a session drummer and film/videogame composer.
Stewart-Williams, Steve60Steve Stewart-Williams (born 1971) is a senior lecturer in psychology at Swansea University and author of the book Darwin, God and the Meaning of Life. He was born in Wellington, New Zealand.
Stewart, Jimmy14James Maitland Stewart (20 May 1908 – 2 July 1997), popularly known as Jimmy Stewart, was an iconic, Academy Award-winning American film and stage actor, best known for his self-effacing screen persona. He also had a noted military career, rising to the rank of Brigadier General in the United States Air Force Reserve.
Stewart, Jon97Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz, 28 November, 1962) is an American actor and comedian. He is also the host of the Emmy-award winning program, The Daily Show, author of Naked Pictures of Famous People and co-author of the New York Times bestseller America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction.
Stewart, Kristen2Kristen Jaymes Stewart (born April 9, 1990) is an American actress, best known for playing Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga.
Stewart, Martha3Martha Stewart (born August 3, 1941) is a television and magazine personality known for her cooking, gardening, etiquette, and arts and crafts projects, and as a general lifestyle guide and homemaker. She is also a successful businesswoman, an American icon, and a convicted felon.
Stewart, Mary1Mary Florence Elinor Stewart (née Rainbow; born 17 September 1916) is a popular English novelist, best known for her series about Merlin, which straddles the boundary between the historical novel and the fantasy genre.
Steyn, Mark29Mark Steyn (born 1959) is a Canadian journalist, columnist, and film and theatre critic.
Stiefvater, Maggie13Maggie Stiefvater (born November 18, 1981) is an American writer of young-adult fiction, especially urban fantasy.
Stier, Davor Ivo1Davor Ivo Stier, (born 6 January 1972 in Buenos Aires), is a Croatian politician, member of the European Parliament.
Stigler, George20George Joseph Stigler (January 17, 1911 – December 1, 1991) was a U.S. economist. He won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1982, and was a key leader of the Chicago School of Economics, along with his close friend Milton Friedman.
Stiglitz, Joseph E.22Joseph Eugene Stiglitz (born February 9, 1943) is an American economist and author. He is the winner of the John Bates Clark Medal in 1979 and the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 2001, which he shared with George Akerlof and Michael Spence.
Stiles, Julia8Julia O'Hara Stiles (born March 28, 1981, in New York City) is an American stage and screen actress.
Still, Clyfford12Clyfford Still (November 30, 1904 – June 23, 1980) was an American painter, and one of the leading figures of Abstract Expressionism. He was considered one of the foremost Color Field painters, together with Mark Rothko, Adolph Gottlieb and Barnett Newman. Still's non-figurative paintings are largely concerned with juxtaposing different colors and surfaces in a variety of not regular forms.
Stillé, Alfred2Alfred Stillé (October 30, 1813 – September 24, 1900) was a physician, writer, and educator from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1860, Stillé wrote Therapeutics and Materia Medica, the most widely used medical textbook in the United States for decades. With John M. Maisch, he wrote The National Dispensatory, the United States' first dispensatory, in 1879 which went through many revisions and remained for some time the main guide to herbs and medicines in the country. Stillé was also one of the first people in America to distinguish between typhus and typhoid fever and 1871-72 was the president of the American Medical Association.
Stiller, Ben5Benjamin Edward "Ben" Stiller (born November 30, 1965) is an American comedian, actor, writer, film director, and producer.
Stiller, Jerry3Gerald Isaac "Jerry" Stiller (born 8 June 1927) is an American comedian and actor.
Stine, R. L.2Robert Lawrence Stine (born October 8, 1943), known as R. L. Stine and "Jovial Bob Stine", is an American writer, known primarily for writing young adult horror fiction.
Sting7Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, CBE (born 2 October 1951), more famous by the stage name Sting is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor and philanthropist, known as the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the influential new wave rock band The Police and for his subsequent solo career.
Stirling, S. M.4Stephen Michael Stirling (born 30 September 1953) is a Canadian-American science fiction and fantasy author. His novels often describe military situations and militaristic cultures.
Stirner, Max44Max Stirner (October 25, 1806 – June 26, 1856), born Johann Kaspar Schmidt, was a German philosopher who was a major influence on the nineteenth century development of ideas of nihilism, existentialism and individualist anarchism.
Stivens, Dal1Dal Stivens (31 December 1911 – 16 June 1997) was an Australian writer.
Stockhausen, Karlheinz4Karlheinz Stockhausen (22 August 1928 – 5 December 2007) was a German composer, and one of the most controversial composers of the 20th century. He is best known for his ground-breaking work in electronic music and controlled chance in serial composition.
Stoddard, Elizabeth Drew1Elizabeth Drew Stoddard (née Barstow) (May 6, 1823 – August 1, 1902) was a United States poet and novelist.
Stoddard, Richard Henry9Richard Henry Stoddard (July 2, 1825 – May 12, 1903) was a U.S. critic and poet, was born in Hingham, Massachusetts.
Stojanovic, Dejan284Dejan Stojanović (born 11 March 1959) is a Serbian-American poet, writer, essayist, philosopher, businessman, and former journalist.
Stoker, Bram24Abraham Stoker (8 November 1847 – 20 April 1912) was an Irish novelist and short story writer who wrote under the name Bram Stoker, most famous as the writer of the influential horror novel Dracula.
Stokes, George2Sir George Gabriel Stokes, 1st Baronet FRS (August 13, 1819 – February 1, 1903) was a mathematician and physicist, who at Cambridge made important contributions to fluid dynamics (including the Navier–Stokes equations), optics, and mathematical physics (including Stokes' theorem). He was secretary, then president, of the Royal Society.
Stokowski, Leopold7Leopold Stokowski (18 April 1882 – 13 September 1977), born Leopold Anthony Stokowski in London, also known as Leopold Antoni Stanisław Bolesławowicz Stokowski, was a famous orchestral conductor, and founder of the New York City Symphony Orchestra. He arranged the music for Disney’s Fantasia (1940), making a brief appearance in the film.
Stoltenberg, Jens4Jens Stoltenberg (born 16 March 1959) was the Prime Minister of Norway. He took office in October of 2005; he was previously Prime Minister from 2000 to 2001. He has also been the leader of the Norwegian Labour Party since 2002. He has been a Member of Parliament from Oslo since 1993.
Stolypin Pyotr1Pyotr Stolypin (Russian: Пётр Арка́дьевич Столы́пин) (April 14 1862 – September 18 1911) served as Nicholas II's Chairman of the Council of Ministers and was Prime Minister of Russia from 1906 to 1911. His tenure was marked by efforts to repress revolutionary groups and for the institution of noteworthy agrarian reforms. Stolypin hoped, through reform, to stem peasant unrest by creating a class of market-oriented smallholding landowners. He is often cited as one of the last major statesmen of Imperial Russia, with a clearly defined political programme and a determination to undertake major reforms. Imperial Russia, 1815-1917 - Position Paper
Stone, Harlan Fiske13Harlan Fiske Stone (October 11, 1872 – April 22, 1946) was an American lawyer and jurist. A native of New Hampshire, he served as the dean of Columbia Law School, his alma mater, in the early 20th century. As a member of the Republican Party, he was appointed as the 52nd Attorney General of the United States before becoming an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court in 1925. In 1941, Stone became the 12th Chief Justice of the court, serving until his death in 1946.
Stone, I. F.8Isador Feinstein Stone (December 24, 1907 – June 18, 1989), better known as I. F. Stone, was an iconoclastic American investigative journalist best known for his influential political newsletter, I.F. Stone's Weekly.
Stone, Oliver12William Oliver Stone (born 15 September 1946), usually known as Oliver Stone, is a three-time Academy Award-winning American film director and screenwriter.
Stone, Richard13Sir John Richard Nicholas Stone (30 August 1913 – 6 December 1991) was an eminent British economist who in 1984 received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for developing an accounting model, that could be used to track economic activities on a national and, later, an international scale.
Stone, Sharon3Sharon Stone (born March 10, 1958) is an American actress, model and producer.
Stone, W. Clement16William Clement Stone (4 May 1902 – 3 September 2002) was an American businessman, author, and philanthropist; an advocate of what he called "PMA": Positive Mental Attitude. Beginning with meager material resources he became a multi-millionaire, was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, and lived to be 100.
Stoppard, Tom70Sir Tom Stoppard OM CBE FRSL (born Tomáš Straussler; 3 July 1937) is a Czech-born British playwright and screenwriter, knighted in 1997.
Storer, Edward2Edward Storer (1880–1944) was an English writer, translator and poet.
Storey, Tim3Tim Storey (born November 2, 1960) is an American life coach, self-help author, Motivational Speaker Media Personality, and Entrepreneur.
Störmer, Horst3Horst Ludwig Störmer (born April 6, 1949, in Frankfurt, Germany) is a German physicist who shared the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physics with Daniel Tsui and Robert Laughlin, "for their discovery of a new form of quantum fluid with fractionally charged excitations" (the fractional quantum Hall effect).
Storrs, Richard Salter13Richard Salter Storrs (21 August 1821 – 7 June 1900) was an American Congregational clergyman.
Story, Joseph6Joseph Story (September 18, 1779 – September 10, 1845) was an American lawyer and jurist who served on the Supreme Court of the United States from 1811 to 1845.
Story, William Wetmore5William Wetmore Story (February 12, 1819 – October 7, 1895) was an American sculptor, art critic, poet and editor.
Stossel, John4John F. Stossel (born March 6, 1947) is a consumer reporter, investigative journalist, author, libertarian columnist, and co-anchor for the ABC News show 20/20.
Stoughton, William1William Stoughton (30 September 1631 – 7 July 1701) was the Puritan judge in charge of what has come to be known as the Salem Witch Trials, first as the Chief Magistrate of the Special Court of Oyer and Terminer in 1692, and then as the Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Judicature in 1693.
Stout, Rex33Rex Stout (1 December 1886 – 27 October 1975) was an American author of detective fiction most famous as the creator of the fictional detective Nero Wolfe. He was also prominent in the allied efforts of World War II as the announcer of the wartime radio broadcasts of Our Secret Weapon.
Stove, David2David Charles Stove (15 September 1927 – 2 June 1994) was an Australian philosopher of science.
Stover, Matthew52Matthew Woodring Stover (born 1962) is an American fantasy and science fiction novelist.
Stowe, Madeleine20Madeleine Stowe (born 18 August 1958) is an American actress.
Stowell, William Scott, 1st Baron4William Scott, 1st Baron Stowell (17 October 1745 – 28 January 1836) was an English judge and jurist.
Strabo10Strabo (64 BC – 24 AD) was a Greek historian, geographer and philosopher.
Strachan, Gordon7Gordon Strachan (born 9 February 1957) is a Scottish football manager and former player.
Strachey, Lytton11Giles Lytton Strachey (1 March 1880 – 21 January 1932) was an English biographer, critic and leading light of the Bloomsbury group. He is seen by some as the founder of the modern "debunking" school of biography.
Straczynski, Joseph Michael11Joseph Michael Straczynski (born 17 July 1954) is an award-winning American writer/producer of television series, novels, short stories, comic books, and radio dramas.
Strait, James Lynn1James Lynn Strait (August 7, 1968 – December 11, 1998) was the lead singer and lyricist for the metal/
Strasser, Gregor8Gregor Strasser (May 31, 1892 – June 30, 1934) was a politician of the German Nazi Party (NSDAP). Gregor Strasser reorganized the whole NSDAP structure, both in its regional formation and its vertical management hierarchy. During the Nazi Party purge, also known as the Night of the Long Knives, Strasser was imprisoned and then assassinated on Hitler's personal order by the Berlin Gestapo on June 30, 1934. His assassins shot through a window into Strasser's cell, killing him.
Strassera, Julio Carlos1Julio Carlos Strassera (born 1933) was the Chief Prosecutor of the Argentine Juntas.
Strauss, Avner19Avner Strauss (born 5 November 1954) is an Israeli poet, singer, songwriter, and guitarist.
Strauss, Leo66Leo Strauss (September 20, 1899 – October 18, 1973) was a German-Jewish philosopher who specialized in the study of classical political philosophy.
Strauss, Neil17Neil Strauss (born 13 October 1973), also known by his pen names Style and Chris Powles, is an American journalist, author and ghostwriter.
Strauss, Richard1Richard Strauss (June 11, 1864 – September 8, 1949) was a German composer of classical music and conductor.
Stravinsky, Igor16Igor Fyodorovitch Stravinsky (Russian: Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский) (June 17, 1882 – April 6, 1971), a Russian-born composer, is thought to be one of the most influential composers of the 20th century. His musical language evolved over the years through many stylistic periods including neoclassicism and serialism, though he is perhaps most remembered for his early works, written in a primitive style for Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes; L'Oiseau de Feu (The Firebird), Petrushka and Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring).
Strawson, P. F.10Sir Peter Frederick Strawson (November 23, 1919 – February 13, 2006) was an English philosopher, and Waynflete Professor of Metaphysical Philosophy at the University of Oxford.
Streep, Meryl17Meryl Streep (born Mary Louise Streep; June 22, 1949) is an American actress of theater, film and television. She is widely regarded as one of the greatest actresses of all time.
Street, John2John Franklin Street (born October 15 1943) was the 97th Mayor of the City of Philadelphia. He was first elected to a term beginning on January 3, 2000, and was re-elected to a second term beginning in 2004. He is a Democrat and became mayor after having served 19 years in the Philadelphia City Council, including seven years as its president, before resigning as required under the Philadelphia City Charter in order to run for mayor. He followed Edward G. Rendell as mayor, assuming the post on January 3, 2000. Street was Philadelphia's second black mayor.
Streeton, Arthur1Arthur Ernest Streeton (8 April 1867 – 1 September 1943) was an Australian landscape painter. He was born in Mount Duneed, southwest of Geelong, and his family moved to Richmond in 1874.
Streicher, Julius42Julius Streicher (February 12, 1885 – October 16, 1946) was a prominent Nazi prior to and during World War II. He was the publisher of the Nazi Der Stürmer newspaper, which was to become a part of the Nazi propaganda machine. His publishing firm released anti-Semitic books for children. After the war, he was convicted of crimes against humanity and executed.
Streisand, Barbra2Barbra Streisand (born Barbara Joan Streisand on 24 April 1942) is an American singer, actress, director and songwriter.
Stresemann, Gustav35Gustav Stresemann (10 May 1878 – 3 October 1929) was a German politician and statesman who served as Chancellor in 1923 (for a brief period of 102 days) and Foreign Minister 1923–1929, during the Weimar Republic. He was co-laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1926.
Strieber, Whitley2Whitley Strieber (born June 13, 1945) is a US writer best known for his non-fiction account of what he calls his "visitor experiences" and for his horror novels.
Stronach, Tami4Tamara "Tami" Stronach (born 31 July 1972 in Tehran, Iran) is an Israeli-American dancer and choreographer who has also worked as an actress.
Strong, Maurice5Maurice F. Strong (born April 29, 1929) is a Canadian entrepreneur, environmentalist, and proponent of United Nations involvement in world affairs.
Strong, Roy4Sir Roy Colin Strong (born 23 August 1935) is an English art historian, museum curator, writer, broadcaster and landscape designer. He has been director of both the National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Stross, Charles45Charles David George "Charlie" Stross (born 18 October 1964 in Leeds) is a writer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. His works range from science fiction and Lovecraftian horror to fantasy.
Stroud, Jonathan30Jonathan Anthony Stroud (born 27 October 1970, Bedford, England) is an author of fantasy books, mainly for children and young adults.
Stroustrup, Bjarne21Bjarne Stroustrup (born December 30, 1950) is a computer scientist and creator of the C++ programming language.
Strozzi, Giovan Battista1Giovan Battista Strozzi (1504–1571) was a member of the noble Florentine family Strozzi. He was a composer and songwriter.
Struggle Da Preacher26Struggle da Preacher (born April 3, 1986), is a Russian born rapper, the founder of SDP Production and SDP Wear.
Strummer, Joe41John Graham Mellor (21 August 1952 – 22 December 2002), best remembered by his stage name Joe Strummer, was the co-founder, lyricist, rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist of the critically acclaimed British punk rock band The Clash. His musical experience included his membership in The 101ers, Latino Rockabilly War, The Mescaleros, and The Pogues, in addition to his own solo music career.
Struther, Jan9Jan Struther was the pen name of Joyce Anstruther, later Joyce Maxtone Graham and finally Joyce Placzek (6 June 1901 – 20 July 1953), an English writer remembered for her character Mrs. Miniver and a number of hymns, including Lord of All Hopefulness and When a Knight won his Spurs.
Struthers, Sally1Sally Ann Struthers (born July 28, 1947) is an American actress.
Strutt, John William4John William Strutt (12 November 1842 – 30 June 1919) was an English physicist who, with William Ramsay, discovered the element argon, an achievement for which he earned the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1904. He also discovered the phenomenon now called Rayleigh scattering, explaining why the sky is blue, and predicted the existence of the surface waves now known as Rayleigh waves.
Strutt, Joseph67Joseph Strutt (October 27, 1749 – October 16, 1802) was an English poet, antiquarian, and engraver. Among his publications was an 1801 guide, The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England.
Stuart, Jesse)2Jesse Hilton Stuart (August 8, 1907 – February 17, 1984) was an American writer known for his poems, short stories, and novels about rural Southern Appalachia. Stuart was the named the Poet Laureate of Kentucky in 1954.
Stuart, Leslie2Leslie Stuart (15 March 1863 – 27 March 1928) was an English composer of early musical theatre, best known for the hit show Florodora (1899) and many popular songs.
Stubb, Alexander3Cai-Göran Alexander Stubb (born 1 April 1968 in Helsinki) is a Finnish politician and was Minister for Foreign Affairs in 2008–2011 and a Member of the European Parliament with the European People's Party (EPP) 2004–2008.
Stubbs, William4William Stubbs, Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford (21 June 1825 – 22 April 1901) was a highly influential mediaeval, constitutional and ecclesiastical historian. He was also Bishop of Chester, and later of Oxford.
Studd, Charles1Charles Studd (2 December 1860 – 16 July 1931), also known as C. T. Studd, was an English cricketer and Christian missionary.
Student, Kurt6Kurt Student (May 12, 1890 – July 1, 1978) was a German Luftwaffe general who fought as a fighter pilot during the First World War and as the commander of German Fallschirmjäger (parachute) troops during the Second World War. He was captured by British forces in Schleswig-Holstein in the April of 1945. He was held by the British as a prisoner of war until freed in 1948.
Stukeley, William3William Stukeley (November 7, 1687 – March 3, 1765) was an English antiquary and pioneering field-archaeologist. He was one of the first enthusiasts for the achievements of Druidic science and philosophy.
Stump, Patrick49Patrick Stump (born Patrick Martin Stumph on 27 April 1984) is the lead singer, composer and rhythm guitarist of the band Fall Out Boy.
Sturgeon, Theodore19Theodore Sturgeon (26 February 1918 – 8 May 1985) was an American author of science fiction, essayist, and poet.
Sturgeon, William2William Sturgeon (May 22, 1783 – December 4, 1850) was an English physicist and inventor who made the first electromagnets, and invented the first English practical electric motor.
Sturken, Marita2Marita Sturken (born 1957) is an American scholar, author, professor, and critic.
Stuyvesant, Peter3Peter Stuyvesant (also Pieter or Petrus) (c. 1612 – August 1672) served as the last Dutch Director-General of the colony of New Netherland from 1647 until it was ceded provisionally to the English in 1664. He was a major figure in the early history of New York City. He is currently regarded as the greatest Director-General of New Netherland.
Styron, William16William Clark Styron, Jr. (11 June 1925 – 1 November 2006) was an American novelist. He is most famous for two controversial novels: the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Confessions of Nat Turner (1967), depicting the life of Nat Turner, the leader of an 1831 Virginia slave revolt, and Sophie's Choice (1979), which deals with the Holocaust.
Su, Tseng-chang6Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌; Sū Zhēnchāng; born 28 July 1947) is a politician in the Republic of China (ROC). He currently serves as the Chairman of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) since May 2012.
Subianot, Prabowo1Prabowo Subianto (born 17 October 1951) is an Indonesian businessman and politician.
Subotnik, Rose Rosengard2Rose Rosengard Subotnik (born in 1942) is a musicologist, who is currently a Professor Emerita of Music at Brown University.
Subramanian, Swamy15Subramanian Swamy (born 15 September 1939) is an Indian politician and economist.
Subtelny, Orest1Orest Subtelny (born 1943, Kraków, Poland) is a Canadian historian of Ukrainian descent. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1973. Since 1982 he has been a professor in the departments of History and Political Science, York University, Toronto, Canada.
Suckling, John7Sir John Suckling (February 10, 1609 – June 1, 1642) was an English Cavalier poet.
Sudais, Abdul Rahman4Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais (born 1961) is a renowned Islamic cleric in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Sudarshan, George2Ennackal Chandy George Sudarshan (born September 16, 1931, Pallam, in Kottayam district of Kerala, India), also named E.C.G. Sudarshan, is one of the outstanding physicists of the 20th century.
Suetonius Tranquillus, Gaius28Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus (c. 69 – c. 140) was a Roman biographer. Among his surviving works are some thumbnail sketches of the lives of Roman grammarians, rhetoricians and poets, but he is best known for his De Vita Caesarum, often known in English as The Twelve Caesars.
Sugar Ray Robinson15Sugar Ray Robinson (May 3, 1921 – April 12, 1989), born Walker Smith Jr., was a professional boxer. Generally regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time, Robinson's performances at the welterweight and middleweight divisions prompted sportswriters to create "pound for pound" rankings, where they compared fighters regardless of weight. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1967.
Sugar, Alan23Lord Alan Michael Sugar (born 24 March 1947 in Hackney, London) is a British businessman with a fortune estimated at about £800m and ranked 85th in the 2010 Sunday Times Rich List. Lord Sugar has starred in the BBC TV series, The Apprentice. This has had 8 series, which aired in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Sukarno20Kusno Sosrodihardjo (June 6, 1901 – June 21, 1970), known as Sukarno (also spelled Soekarno), was an Indonesian nationalist and orator who later became the founding President (1945–1967) of the Republic of Indonesia.
Suketu Mehta2Suketu Mehta (born 1963) is a writer based in New York City. He was born in Kolkata, India, and raised in Mumbai where he lived until his family moved to the New York area in 1977.
Sulla, Lucius Cornelius4Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix (c. 138 BC – 78 BC) was a Roman General and Dictator.
Sullavan, Margaret3Margaret Sullavan (May 16, 1909 – January 1, 1960) was an American stage and film actress. She was especially known for her distinctive throaty voice and her effortless acting in such films as Only Yesterday, Three Comrades and The Shop Around the Corner.
Sullivan, Andrew29Andrew Michael Sullivan (born 10 August 1963) is a libertarian conservative author and political commentator. He is a former editor of The New Republic, author of three books and a pioneer in the field of blog journalism. Born and raised in England, he has resided in the United States since 1984.
Sullivan, Arthur6Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan (13 May 1842 – 22 November, 1900) was an English composer and conductor, best known as the composer of the Savoy operas, "The Lost Chord", and "Onward, Christian Soldiers".
Sullivan, Louis24Louis Henri Sullivan (September 3, 1856 – April 14, 1924) was an American architect, the "father of modernism", and a mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright.
Sultan, Wafa8Wafa Sultan (Arabic: وفاء سلطان) (born 1958) is a secular Muslim activist and vocal critic of Islam.
Summers, Henry3Henry Forbes Summers CB (18 August 1911 – 22 December 2005), aka "Hal Summers", was a senior British civil servant. He published several volumes of poetry.
Summers, Lawrence12Lawrence Henry "Larry" Summers (born November 30, 1954) is an American economist and the head of the White House's National Economic Council for President Barack Obama. Summers is the Charles W. Eliot University Professor at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. He is the 1993 recipient of the John Bates Clark Medal for his work in several fields of economics and was Secretary of the Treasury for the last year and a half of the Bill Clinton administration. Summers also served as the 27th President of Harvard University from 2001 to 2006. Summers resigned as Harvard's president in the wake of controversy over a talk in which he speculated that women may have lesser aptitude for work in the highest levels of math and science. Summers has been criticized by some liberals for the centrist economic policies he advocated as Treasury Secretary and in later writings.
Summerskill, Edith1Edith Clara Summerskill, Baroness Summerskill CH PC (19 April 1901 – 4 February 1980) was a British physician, feminist, Labour politician and writer. She was appointed to the Privy Council in 1949.
Sumner, Charles8Charles Sumner (January 6, 1811 – March 11, 1874) was an American politician and statesman from Massachusetts. An academic lawyer and a powerful orator, Sumner was the leader of the antislavery forces in Massachusetts and a leader of the Radical Republicans in the United States Senate during the American Civil War and Reconstruction, working to punish the ex-Confederates and guarantee equal rights to the Freedmen.
Sumner, William Graham9William Graham Sumner (October 30, 1840 – April 12, 1910) was a Classic Liberal American academic and "held the first professorship in sociology" at Yale College.
Sun Tzu59Sun Tzu 孫子; Sūn Zǐ; (c. 6th century BCE) was a Chinese general, military strategist, and author of The Art of War, an immensely influential ancient Chinese book on military strategy; also known as Sun Wu (孫武; Sūn Wǔ), and Chang Qing (長卿; Cháng Qīng).
Sun Yat-sen6Sun Yat-sen (孫逸仙, November 12, 1866 – March 12, 1925) was a Chinese revolutionary leader and statesman who is considered by many to be the "Father of Modern China". He was known as several names including 孫中山 and 孫文. He had a significant influence in the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty and establishment of the original Republic of China.
Sunday, Billy3William Ashley "Billy" Sunday (November 19, 1862 – November 6, 1935) was an American athlete who, after being a popular outfielder in baseball's National League during the 1880s, became the most celebrated and influential American evangelist during the first two decades of the 20th century.
Sunde, Peter5Peter Sunde (born September 13, 1978), alias brokep, is a Swedish computer expert , known as the co-founder of the BitTorrent site The Pirate Bay.
Sunderland, Abby44Abigail Jillian "Abby" Sunderland (born October 19, 1993) is an American sailor who, in 2010, attempted to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world.
Sung, Jae-gi3Sung Jae-gi(Hangul:성재기, China:成在基, September 11, 1967 - July 26, 2013) was a South Korean masculism activist and anti-feminist, liberalism thinker. He was the founder of Man of Korea.
Sung, Ts'ao3Ts'ao Sung (c. 830 – 910) was a Chinese poet of the Tang Dynasty. His poem A Protest in the Sixth Year of Ch'ien Fu (AD 879) is considered "the most widely-known short antiwar poem in Chinese literature" (Ray & Ray , 1984).
Sunil Dutt24Sunil Dutt (June 6, 1929 – May 25, 2005), born Balraj Dutt, was not only an iconic Indian Hindi films actor, who also acted in many Punjabi films, but was also an honest and highly esteemed politician who promoted secularism. As an actor, producer, and director he was involved in 102 films. As a politician, after he joined the Indian National Congress party, he had the unique distinction of getting elected to the Parliament of India for five terms from the Mumbai North West constituency. He was the cabinet minister for Youth Affairs and Sports in the Manmohan Singh government (2004 – 2005). He was also Sheriff of Bombay In 1968, he was honoured with the Padma Shri by the Government of India.
Sununu, John5John Edward Sununu (born September 10, 1964) is a former Republican United States Senator from New Hampshire.
Suppes, Patrick1Patrick Colonel Suppes (born March 17, 1922, Tulsa, OK) is an American philosopher who has made significant contributions to philosophy of science, theory of measurement, foundations of quantum mechanics, decision theory, psychology, and educational technology. He is now the Lucie Stern Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, at Stanford.
Surrey, Henry Howard, Earl of16Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey KG (1516 or 1517 – January 19 1547) was an English courtier, soldier and poet. He invented blank verse, and along with Thomas Wyatt he introduced the sonnet to English poetry.
Surtees, Robert Smith16Robert Smith Surtees (May 17 1805 – March 16 1864) was an English journalist, comic novelist and writer on field sports. His best-known creation, the Cockney huntsman Jorrocks, inspired Dickens's Pickwick Papers.
Susan Ann Sulley1Susan Ann Sulley (aka Susanne Sulley, Susan Ann Gayle) (born March 22, 1963, in Sheffield, UK) is a British pop singer who rose to fame in the early 1980s as part of pop group The Human League which she continues to do to this day.
Susan Ruth Johnson4Susan Johnson (born 30 December 1959) is an Australian novelist and author.
Susskind, Leonard1Leonard Susskind (born January 1, 1940) is an American physicist and the Felix Bloch professor of theoretical physics at Stanford University in the field of string theory and quantum field theory. Susskind is widely regarded as the father of string theory for his early contributions to the String Theory model of particle physics.
Sutherland, George6George Sutherland (March 25, 1862 – July 18, 1942) was an English-born U.S. jurist and political figure. One of four appointments to the Supreme Court by President Warren G. Harding, he served as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court between 1922 and 1938.
Sutherland, Kiefer1Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland (born December 21, 1966) is an Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian television and film actor, best known for his role of Jack Bauer on the series 24.
Sutherland,Graham1Graham Vivian Sutherland (24 August 1903 – 17 February 1980) was an English artist, who focused on the inherent strangeness of natural forms, and abstracting them, sometimes giving his work a surrealist appearance. He also painted many portraits. Winston Churchill hated his so much that he destroyed it.
Sutton, O.G.2Sir (Oliver) Graham Sutton (4 February 1903 – 26 May 1977) was a British mathematician and meteorologist. He wrote under the name "O.G. Sutton".
Suvorov, Alexander Vasilyevich25Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov (transliterated as Aleksandr, Aleksander and Suvarov), Count Suvorov of Rymnik, Prince of Italy (граф Рымникский, князь Италийский) (November 24 1729 – May 18 1800) was a Russian Generalissimo.
Suzuki Shinryu23Shunryu Suzuki (鈴木 俊隆 Suzuki Shunryū, dharma name Shogaku Shunryu) (18 May 1904 – 4 December 1971) was a Japanese Zen master of the Soto school, who played a major role in establishing Buddhism in America.
Suzuki, D. T.11Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki (鈴木 大拙 Suzuki Daisetsu, October 18, 1870 – July 12, 1966) was a famous Japanese author of books and essays on Buddhism, Zen and Shin that were instrumental in spreading interest in both Zen and Shin (and Far Eastern philosophy in general) to the West. Suzuki was also a prolific translator of Chinese, Japanese, and Sanskrit literature.
Suzuki, David4David Suzuki (born March 24, 1936) is a Vancouver-born Canadian geneticist who has attained prominence as a science broadcaster and an environmental activist.
Svevo, Italo15Aron Hector Schmitz (or Ettore Schmitz; December 19, 1861 – September 13, 1928), better known by his pseudonym Italo Svevo, was a Triestine businessman and writer, best known for his novel La coscienzia di Zeno. He was of Austro-Hungarian citizenship for the greater part of his life, but his works were written in Italian.
Swaggart, Jimmy1Jimmy Lee Swaggart (born March 15, 1935, in Ferriday, Louisiana) is a Pentecostal preacher and pioneer of televangelism.
Swami Sivananda3Swami Sivananda (8 September 1887 – 14 July 1963) was a Hindu spiritual teacher and a well known proponent of Yoga and Vedanta.
Swaminathan, M. S.14M. S. Swaminathan Mankombu Sambasivan Swaminathan (born 7 August 1925) is an Indian geneticist and international administrator, renowned for his leading role in India's "Green Revolution," a program under which high-yield varieties of wheat and rice seedlings were planted in the fields of poor farmers.
Swanson, Gloria1Gloria Swanson (March 27, 1899 – April 4, 1983) was an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-winning American Hollywood actress.
Swartz, Aaron20Aaron H. Swartz (8 November 1986 – 11 January 2013) was an American computer programmer, writer, political organizer and Internet activist.
Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma35Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma, known by the full name Sree Padmanabhadasa Sree Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma (Malayalam: ശ്രീ പദ്മനാഭദാസ ശ്രീ സ്വാതി തിരുനാള് രാമവർമ്മ)(Tamil:ஸ்ரீ சுவாதி திருநாள் ராம வர்மா (April 16, 1813 – December 27, 1846) was the Maharaja of the state of Travancore തിരുവിതാംകൂര്‍)) )) in India. He modernized Travancore with a well-formulated code of laws, courts of Justice, introduction of English education, construction of an observatory, installation of the first Government printing press, establishment of the first manuscripts library and many more activities. Efficiency was the key word and corruption, a taboo in his administration.
Swedenborg, Emanuel12Emanuel Swedenborg (29 January 1688 – 29 March 1772) was a Swedish philosopher, mystic, and scientist.
Sweezy, Paul1Paul Marlor Sweezy (April 10, 1910 – February 27, 2004) was an American Marxian economist, political activist, publisher, and founding editor of the long-running magazine Monthly Review.
Swetchine, Madame4Anne Sophie Swetchine (1782–1857), known as Madame Swetchine, was a Russian mystic who converted to Catholicism in 1815 and as a result was forced to emigrate to Paris.
Swift, Jonathan132Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) was an Irish writer and satirist, acclaimed as the foremost prose satirist in the English language, but also well known for his poetry and essays.
Swift, Patrick58Patrick Swift (12 August 1927 – 19 July 1983) was an Irish-born painter who worked in Dublin, London and Algarve, Portugal. Founded X magazine (London) and Porches Pottery (Olaria Algarve).
Swift, Taylor45Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is a Grammy-winning, American singer-songwriter.
Swimme, Brian12Brian Swimme (born 1950) is an American physicist, cosmologist and author of several books related to cosmology, evolution and religion including The Universe is a Green Dragon, The Universe Story, and The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos.
Swinburne, Algernon Charles72Algernon Charles Swinburne (5 April 1837 – 10 April 1909) was an English poet.
Switzer, Barry2Barry Switzer (born October 5, 1937) is a former football coach in the college and professional ranks from 1962 to 1997. He has one of the highest-winning percentages of any college football coach in history and is one of only two head coaches to win both a college football national championship and a Super Bowl.
Syd Mead2Syd Mead (born July 18, 1933) is an industrial designer best known for his vehicle designs in science-fiction films such as Blade Runner, Aliens, and Tron. In much of his film work, he is billed as a "visual futurist" or "conceptual designer".
Sydney, Algernon18Algernon Sydney (also Sidney) (January 1623 – 7 December 1683) was an English politician, political theorist, and opponent of King Charles II of England.
Sykes, Eric3Eric Sykes (4 May 1923 – 4 July 2012) was an English radio, television and film writer, actor and director.
Sylva, Buddy de4George Gard "Buddy" DeSylva (27 January 1895 – 11 July 1950) was an American songwriter, film producer and record executive. He wrote or co-wrote many popular songs and along with Johnny Mercer and Glenn Wallichs he founded Capitol Records.
Sylvester, James Joseph7James Joseph Sylvester (3 September 1814 – 15 March 1897) was an English mathematician, and a leader in American mathematics in the second half of the 19th century.
Sylvester, Joshua3Joshua Sylvester (1563 – 28 September 1618) was an English poet.
Syme, Ronald6Sir Ronald Syme, OM, FBA (11 March 1903 – 4 September 1989) was a New Zealand-born historian and classicist. Long associated with Oxford University, he is widely regarded as the 20th century's greatest historian of ancient Rome. His great work was The Roman Revolution (1939), a masterly and controversial analysis of Roman political life in the period following the assassination of Julius Caesar.
Symonds, John Addington3John Addington Symonds (October 5 1840 – April 19, 1893) was an English poet and literary critic. He was an early advocate of the validity of homosexuality.
Symons, Arthur21Arthur William Symons (February 28, 1865 – January 22, 1945) was a British poet and critic.
Synge, John Millington16John Millington Synge (April 16, 1871 – March 24, 1909) was an Irish dramatist, poet, prose writer, and collector of folklore. He was a key figure in the Irish Literary Revival and was one of the cofounders of the Abbey Theatre. He is best known for the play The Playboy of the Western World, which caused riots in Dublin during its opening run at the Abbey.
Syrus, Publilius79Publilius Syrus, a Latin writer of maxims, flourished in the 1st century BC. He was a native of Assyria and Assyrian by race, he was brought as a slave to Italy, but by his wit and talent he won the favour of his master, who freed and educated him.
Szarkowski, John1John Szarkowski (December 18, 1925 – July 7, 2007) was a photographer, curator, historian, and critic. From 1962 to 1991 Szarkowski was the Director of Photography at New York's Museum of Modern Art.
Szasz, Thomas60Thomas Szasz (April 15, 1920 – September 8, 2012) was a Professor Emeritus in Psychiatry at the State University of New York Health Science Center in Syracuse, New York, and a noted critic of the moral and scientific foundations of psychiatry.
Szczesny, Stefan8Stefan Szczesny (born 9 April 1951) is a Mediterranean painter, draughtsman, and sculptor. He is one of the most recognized figures in Twenty First-century art, co-founding the "Junge Wilde" movement. Among his most famous works are the Mainau Island (2007) and his The Living Planet for the Expo 2000.
Szent-Györgyi de Nagyrápolt, Albert7Albert Szent-Györgyi de Nagyrápolt (September 16, 1893 – October 22, 1986) was a Hungarian physiologist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1937. He is credited with discovering vitamin C and the components and reactions of the citric acid cycle. He was also active in the Hungarian Resistance during World War II and entered Hungarian politics after the war.
Szilard, Leo16Leó Szilárd (11 February 1898 – 30 May 1964) was a Hungarian-American physicist, and probably the first scientist to take seriously the idea of actually developing atomic bombs; he drafted the famous letter sent by Albert Einstein to U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt that was largely responsible for initiating the Manhattan Project to develop nuclear weapons during World War II.
Szymborska, Wislawa69Wisława Szymborska-Włodek (2 July 1923 – 1 February 2012) was a Polish poet, essayist and translator. She was awarded the 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature.
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