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Oxford University

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Comprised of 38 independent, self-governing colleges: All Souls College, Balliol College, Brasenose College, Christ Church, Corpus Christi College, Exeter College, Green Templeton College, Harris Manchester College, Hertford College, Jesus College, Keble College, Kellogg College, Linacre College, Lincoln College, Magdalen College, Mansfield College, Merton College, New College, Nuffield College, Oriel College, Pembroke College, The Queen's College, Regent's Park College, St Anne's College, St Antony's College, St Catherine's College, St Cross College, St Hilda's College, St Hugh's College, St John's College, St Peter's College, St Stephen's House, Somerville College, Trinity College, University College, Wadham College, Wolfson College, and Worcester College.

Location:
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

Founding Date:
1096 AD

Motto:
Dominus Illuminatio Mea

Enrollment:
17,000

Official Website:
http://www.ox.ac.uk/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
King Abdullah II
Royalty
30-Jan-1962   King of Jordan
Edward P. Abraham
Chemist
10-Jun-1913 8-May-1999 Cephalosporins
Richard Adams
Author
9-May-1920   Watership Down
Henry Addington
Head of State
30-May-1757 15-Feb-1844 UK Prime Minister, 1801-04
Joseph Addison
Author
1-May-1672 17-Jun-1719 The Spectator
Prince Akishino
Royalty
30-Nov-1965   Second son of Emperor Akihito
Carl B. Albert
Politician
10-May-1908 4-Feb-2000 Congressman from Oklahoma, 1946-76
Edward Albert
Actor
20-Feb-1951 22-Sep-2006 Butterflies Are Free
Samuel Alexander
Philosopher
6-Jan-1859 13-Sep-1938 Space, Time, and Deity
David Allen
Business
c. 1955   Group Chief of Staff, BP, 2000-08
Tom Allen
Politician
16-Apr-1945   Congressman from Maine, 1997-2009
Graham T. Allison
Scholar
23-Mar-1940   Kennedy School of Government
Kenneth Allsop
Critic
29-Jan-1920 23-May-1973 London Evening News book critic
Nicholas Amhurst
Author
16-Oct-1697 12-Apr-1742 The Craftsman
Kingsley Amis
Novelist
16-Apr-1922 22-Oct-1995 Lucky Jim
Martin Amis
Author
25-Aug-1949   The Rachel Papers
Lindsay Anderson
Film Director
17-Apr-1923 30-Aug-1994 If...
Anne Applebaum
Author
25-Jul-1964   Gulag: A History
Jeffrey Archer
Novelist
15-Apr-1940   First Among Equals
David Arculus
Business
1946   Chairman of Severn Trent, 1998-2004
Karen Armstrong
Author
14-Nov-1944   A History of God
Matthew Arnold
Poet
24-Dec-1822 15-Apr-1888 Culture and Anarchy
Les Aspin
Politician
21-Jul-1938 21-May-1995 US Secretary of Defense, 1993-94
Herbert Henry Asquith
Head of State
12-Sep-1852 15-Feb-1928 UK Prime Minister, 1908-16
Rowan Atkinson
Actor
6-Jan-1955   Mr. Bean
Clement Attlee
Head of State
3-Jan-1883 8-Oct-1967 UK Prime Minister, 1945-51
John Aubrey
Historian
12-Mar-1626 7-Jun-1697 English antiquary
W. H. Auden
Poet
21-Feb-1907 29-Sep-1973 The Age of Anxiety
A. J. Ayer
Philosopher
29-Oct-1910 27-Jun-1989 Language, Truth and Logic
Felix Aylmer
Actor
21-Feb-1889 2-Sep-1979 Henry V
Louise Bagshawe
Novelist
28-Jun-1971   Chick lit novelist, British MP for Corby
Kenneth Baker
Politician
3-Nov-1934   UK Home Secretary, 1990-92
Sir Richard Baker
Historian
c. 1568 18-Feb-1645 Chronicle of the Kings of England
Ed Balls
Politician
25-Feb-1967   British MP, Normanton
Leslie Banks
Actor
9-Jun-1890 21-Apr-1952 The Most Dangerous Game
Sir Joseph Banks
Botanist
13-Feb-1743 19-Jun-1820 Accompanied James Cook
Roger Bannister
Track and Field
23-Mar-1929   First to run a four-minute mile
Anthony Barber
Politician
4-Jul-1920 16-Dec-2005 Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1970-74
Julian Barnes
Novelist
19-Jan-1946   Flaubert's Parrot
James E. Barrett
Judge
8-Apr-1922 7-Nov-2011 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1971-87
Robert Bartlett
Historian
27-Nov-1950   The Making of Europe
Patrick Bauchau
Actor
6-Dec-1938   Sydney on The Pretender
Nina Bawden
Novelist
19-Jan-1925 22-Aug-2012 Carrie's War
John Bayley
Novelist
25-Mar-1925   Widower's House
William Bayliss
Doctor
2-May-1860 27-Aug-1924 Co-Discovered hormones
David Beaty
Novelist
28-Mar-1919 4-Dec-1999 Cone of Silence
Francis Beaumont
Playwright
1584 6-Mar-1616 Collaborator with John Fletcher
Emily Morison Beck
Editor
c. 1916 28-Mar-2004 Editor of Bartlett's Quotations
Kate Beckinsale
Actor
26-Jul-1973   Pearl Harbor
Thomas Beecham
Conductor
29-Apr-1879 8-Mar-1961 Founder, London and Royal Philharmonics
Max Beerbohm
Critic
24-Aug-1872 20-May-1956 Caricaturist, Seven Men
Peter Beinart
Columnist
1971   Washington Post columnist
Hilaire Belloc
Author
27-Jul-1870 16-Jul-1953 The Bad Child's Book of Beasts
Shlomo Ben-Ami
Politician
17-Jul-1943   Israeli Foreign Minister, 2000-01
Richard Benedick
Diplomat
?   US negotiator to the Montreal Protocol
David Benedictus
Novelist
16-Sep-1938   The Fourth of June
Peter Benenson
Activist
31-Jul-1921 25-Feb-2005 Founder of Amnesty International
Tony Benn
Politician
3-Apr-1925   Radical left Labour MP
Alan Bennett
Playwright
9-May-1934   The Madness of George III
Jeremy Bentham
Philosopher
15-Feb-1748 6-Jun-1832 Proponent of Utilitarianism
Eric Bentley
Critic
14-Sep-1916   The Life of the Drama
Lennox Berkeley
Composer
12-May-1903 26-Dec-1989 Stabat Mater
Isaiah Berlin
Philosopher
6-Jun-1909 5-Nov-1997 The Hedgehog and the Fox
Tim Berners-Lee
Computer Programmer
8-Jun-1955   Inventor of the World Wide Web
Afsaneh M. Beschloss
Business
c. 1956   The Rock Creek Group
Eve Best
Actor
31-Jul-1971   Dr. Eleanor O'Hara on Nurse Jackie
John Betjeman
Poet
28-Aug-1906 19-May-1984 Summoned By Bells
William Beveridge
Economist
5-Mar-1879 16-Mar-1963 Social Insurance and Allied Services
Benazir Bhutto
Head of State
21-Jun-1953 27-Dec-2007 Former prime minister of Pakistan
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Head of State
5-Jan-1928 4-Apr-1979 Head of Pakistan, hanged
John Biddle
Religion
1615 22-Sep-1662 Father of English Unitarianism
James Billington
Historian
1-Jun-1929   13th Librarian of Congress
William Blackstone
Judge
10-Jul-1723 14-Feb-1780 Commentaries on the Laws of England
Dennis C. Blair
Government
4-Feb-1947   Director of National Intelligence, 2009-10
Tony Blair
Head of State
6-May-1953   UK Prime Minister, 1997-2007
Allan Blakeney
Politician
7-Sep-1925 16-Apr-2011 Premier of Saskatchewan, 1971-82
Brebis Bleaney
Physicist
6-Jun-1915 4-Nov-2006 Electron paramagnetic resonance
Baruch S. Blumberg
Scientist
28-Jul-1925 5-Apr-2011 Hepatitis B vaccine
Edmund Blunden
Poet
1-Nov-1896 20-Jan-1974 Undertones of War
Philip Bobbitt
Author
22-Jul-1948   The Shield of Achilles
Thomas Bodley
Scholar
2-Mar-1545 28-Jan-1613 Bodleian Library
Cory Booker
Politician
27-Apr-1969   Mayor of Newark, NJ
Daniel Boorstin
Historian
1-Oct-1914 28-Feb-2004 The Creators
David L. Boren
Politician
21-Apr-1941   Governor and Senator from Oklahoma
Kenneth E. Boulding
Economist
18-Jan-1910 18-Mar-1993 The Image: Knowledge of Life in Society
Adrian Boult
Conductor
8-Apr-1889 23-Feb-1983 Conductor, BBC Symphony Orchestra, 1930-50
Elizabeth Bowen
Author
7-Jun-1899 22-Feb-1973 The Heat of the Day
Charles Boyle
Military
1676 28-Aug-1731 4th Earl of Orrery
Robert Boyle
Chemist
25-Jan-1627 30-Dec-1691 Pioneer of modern chemistry
John Brademas
Politician
2-Mar-1927   Congressman from Indiana, 1959-81
Bill Bradley
Politician
28-Jul-1943   US Senator from New Jersey, 1979-97
James Bradley
Astronomer
1693 13-Jul-1762 Aberration of Light
Melvyn Bragg
TV Personality
6-Oct-1939   The South Bank Show
John Brand
Historian
19-Aug-1744 11-Sep-1806 Observations on Popular Antiquities
Sydney Brenner
Scientist
13-Jan-1927   Genetic regulation of organ development
Stephen Breyer
Judge
15-Aug-1938   US Supreme Court Justice
Robert Bridges
Poet
23-Oct-1844 21-Apr-1930 Prometheus the Firegiver
Vera Brittain
Author
29-Dec-1893 29-Mar-1970 Testament of Youth
Peter Brook
Theater Director
21-Mar-1925   Lord of the Flies
Henry Brooke
Politician
9-Apr-1903 29-Mar-1984 UK Home Secretary, 1962-64
Peter Brooke
Politician
3-Mar-1934   Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, 1989-92
Christine Brooke-Rose
Novelist
16-Jan-1923 21-Mar-2012 Out
Cleanth Brooks
Critic
16-Oct-1906 10-May-1994 The Well Wrought Urn
Brigid Brophy
Author
12-Jun-1929 7-Aug-1995 Black Ship to Hell
Norman O. Brown
Historian
25-Sep-1913 2-Oct-2002 Life Against Death
Peter Brown
Historian
26-Jul-1935   The Rise of Western Christendom
Tina Brown
Editor
21-Nov-1953   The Daily Beast and Newsweek
Sir Thomas Browne
Author
19-Oct-1605 19-Oct-1682 Pseudodoxia Epidemica
Beau Brummell
Socialite
7-Jun-1778 30-Mar-1840 Dandy, 19th c. arbiter of fashion
Arthur Bryant
Historian
18-Feb-1899 2-Jan-1985 Biographer of Samuel Pepys
James Bryce
Historian
10-May-1838 22-Jan-1922 The Holy Roman Empire
John Buchan
Author
26-Aug-1875 11-Feb-1940 The Thirty-Nine Steps
William Buckland
Geologist
12-Mar-1784 15-Aug-1856 Reliquiae Diluvianae
William B. Buffum
Diplomat
10-Sep-1921 13-Apr-2012 US Ambassador to Lebanon, 1970-74
John Bull
Composer
c. 1562 12-Mar-1628 English composer and organist
Alan Bullock
Historian
13-Dec-1914 2-Feb-2004 Historian of Hitler, Stalin
Edward Burne-Jones
Painter
28-Aug-1833 16-Jun-1898 British Pre-Raphaelite painter
James Burnham
Author
22-Nov-1905 28-Jul-1987 The Managerial Revolution
William Joseph Burns
Diplomat
4-Apr-1956   Under Secy. State for Political Affairs
Richard Burton
Actor
10-Nov-1925 5-Aug-1984 Nineteen Eighty Four
Robert Burton
Author
8-Feb-1577 25-Jan-1640 The Anatomy of Melancholy
Sir Richard Burton
Explorer
19-Mar-1821 20-Oct-1890 Translated The Arabian Nights
W. Walton Butterworth
Diplomat
7-Sep-1903 31-Mar-1975 US Ambassador to Canada, 1962-68
William Camden
Scholar
2-May-1551 9-Nov-1623 Britannia
David Cameron
Head of State
9-Oct-1966   UK Prime Minister
Kurt M. Campbell
Government
1957   Asst. Secy. of State for East Asian Affairs
Edmund Campion
Religion
24-Jan-1540 1-Dec-1581 Jesuit martyr, hanged at Tyburn
Cass Canfield
Publisher
26-Apr-1897 27-Mar-1986 Harper & Brothers
David Cannadine
Historian
7-Sep-1950   Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy
Charles John Canning
Government
14-Dec-1812 17-Jun-1862 Governor-General of India
George Canning
Politician
11-Apr-1770 8-Aug-1827 Twice Foreign Secretary of Britain
Thomas Carew
Poet
1595 22-Mar-1639 A Rapture
John Carey
Critic
5-Apr-1934   The Intellectuals and the Masses
Gretchen Carlson
TV Personality
1966   Fox & Friends
John Le Carré
Novelist
19-Oct-1931   The Spy Who Came In From the Cold
Lewis Carroll
Author
27-Jan-1832 14-Jan-1898 Alice in Wonderland
Brad Carson
Politician
11-Mar-1967   Congressman from Oklahoma, 2001-05
Edmund Cartwright
Inventor
24-Apr-1743 30-Oct-1823 Invented the power loom
Joyce Cary
Novelist
6-Dec-1888 29-Mar-1957 The Horse's Mouth
Daniel H. Case III
Business
27-Jul-1957 27-Jun-2002 Hambrecht & Quist
Lee Caudill
Business
c. 1950   Former Avon/Liz Claiborne executive
David Caute
Author
16-Dec-1936   Comrade Jacob
George Cave
Politician
23-Feb-1856 29-Mar-1928 Lord Chancellor of Britain, 1922-28
Peregrine Cavendish
Aristocrat
12-Apr-1944   12th Duke of Devonshire
Christopher Cazenove
Actor
17-Dec-1945 7-Apr-2010 English character actor
Lord David Cecil
Author
9-Apr-1902 1-Jan-1986 Melbourne
Robert Cecil
Politician
14-Sep-1864 24-Nov-1958 Diplomat, Nobel Prize recipient
Richard Celeste
Politician
11-Nov-1937   Governor of Ohio, 1983-91
Paul W. Chellgren
Business
c. 1942   CEO of Ashland, 1996-2002
Gordon Childe
Archaeologist
14-Apr-1892 19-Oct-1957 The Dawn of European Civilisation
Caryl Churchill
Playwright
3-Sep-1938   Having a Wonderful Time
Randolph Churchill
Journalist
28-May-1911 6-Jun-1968 Son of Winston Churchill
Lord Randolph Churchill
Politician
13-Feb-1849 24-Jan-1895 Father of Winston Churchill
Winston S. Churchill
Politician
10-Oct-1940 2-Mar-2010 British MP, Manchester, 1970-97
Lord Clarendon
Government
18-Feb-1609 9-Dec-1674 The Clarendon Code
Alan Clark
Politician
13-Apr-1928 5-Sep-1999 Controversial, Conservative MP and minister
Colin Clark
Film/TV Producer
9-Oct-1932 17-Dec-2002 My Week with Marilyn
Kenneth Clark
Historian
10-Jul-1903 21-May-1983 Civilisation
Manning Clark
Historian
3-Mar-1915 23-May-1991 A History of Australia
Wesley Clark
Military
23-Dec-1944   Supreme Allied Commander, 1997-2000
Harlan Cleveland
Government
19-Jan-1918 30-May-2008 Futurist, diplomat
Bill Clinton
Head of State
19-Aug-1946   42nd US President, 1993-2001
Chelsea Clinton
Relative
27-Feb-1980   Daughter of Hillary and Bill Clinton
Alexander Cockburn
Columnist
6-Jun-1941 20-Jul-2012 The Nation, CounterPunch
Claud Cockburn
Journalist
12-Apr-1904 15-Dec-1981 Radical British journalist
Robert P. Tristram Coffin
Poet
18-Mar-1892 20-Jan-1955 Strange Holiness
Jared Cohen
Government
24-Nov-1981   Children of Jihad
Ronald Cohen
Business
1945   British venture capitalist, Apax
George Douglas Howard Cole
Economist
25-Sep-1889 14-Jan-1959 British Labour theorist
R. G. Collingwood
Historian
22-Feb-1889 9-Jan-1943 The Idea of History
Cyril Connolly
Critic
10-Sep-1903 26-Nov-1974 Enemies of Promise
Jim Cooper
Politician
19-Jun-1954   Congressman, Tennessee 5th
Wendy Cope
Poet
21-Jul-1945   If I Don't Know
Richard Cordray
Government
3-May-1959   Acting Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
John Cornforth
Chemist
7-Sep-1917   Stereochemistry of enzyme-catalysts
William Courtenay
Religion
c. 1342 31-Jul-1396 Archbishop of Canterbury, 1381-96
Thomas George Cowling
Mathematician
17-Jun-1906 16-Jun-1990 Cowling model
Alex Cox
Film Director
15-Dec-1954   Repo Man
Donald Crisp
Actor
27-Jul-1880 25-May-1974 Silent film actor, survived into talkies
Harry Crookshank
Politician
27-May-1893 17-Oct-1961 Leader, House of Commons, 1951-55
Anthony Crosland
Politician
29-Aug-1918 19-Feb-1977 UK Foreign Secretary, 1976-77
Richard Crossman
Politician
15-Dec-1907 5-Apr-1974 Leader, House of Commons, 1966-68
L. Gordon Crovitz
Publisher
c. 1959   Publisher, Wall Street Journal, 2006-07
William C. Crowley
Business
c. 1957   CFO of Sears Roebuck
Paul J. Crutzen
Physicist
3-Dec-1933   Ozone depletion
George Nathaniel Curzon
Government
11-Jan-1859 20-Mar-1925 Created the Kingdom of Jordan
Ivo Daalder
Diplomat
20-Mar-1960   US Ambassador to NATO
Hugh Dancy
Actor
19-Jun-1975   Galahad in King Arthur
George Dangerfield
Historian
28-Oct-1904 26-Dec-1986 The Strange Death of Liberal England
Drew Daniel
Electronic Musician
1971   Half of Matmos
Samuel Daniel
Poet
1562 14-Oct-1619 The First Four Books of the Civil Wars
Richard Danzig
Government
8-Sep-1944   US Secretary of the Navy, 1998-2001
Colgate W. Darden, Jr.
Politician
11-Feb-1897 9-Jun-1981 Governor of Virginia, 1942-46
Guy Davenport
Author
23-Nov-1927 4-Jan-2005 Thasos and Ohio
Nigel Davenport
Actor
23-May-1928   Chariots of Fire
Howard J. Davies
Business
c. 1951   Director, London School of Economics
Sir John Davies
Poet
16-Apr-1569 8-Dec-1626 Orchestra, or a Poem of Dancing
Norman Davies
Historian
8-Jun-1939   God's Playground
Robertson Davies
Author
28-Aug-1913 3-Dec-1995 Fifth Business
Crispin Davis
Business
c. 1949   CEO of Reed Elsevier
Ian Davis
Business
c. 1951   Managing Partner of McKinsey & Co.
Pete Dawkins
Football
8-Mar-1938   Winner, 1958 Heisman Trophy
Richard Dawkins
Biologist
26-Mar-1941   Zoologist and evolutionary biologist
Julian C. Day
Business
14-May-1952   CEO of Radio Shack
Cecil Day-Lewis
Poet
27-Apr-1904 22-May-1972 UK Poet Laureate, 1968-72
Reginald De Koven
Composer
3-Apr-1859 16-Jan-1920 Oh, Promise Me
Thomas De Quincey
Author
15-Aug-1785 8-Dec-1859 Confessions of an English Opium-Eater
Roxanne J. Decyk
Business
c. 1951   Executive at Shell Oil
Christopher W. Dell
Diplomat
1956   US Ambassador to Zimbabwe, 2004-07
Sir John Denham
Poet
1615 10-Mar-1669 Cooper's Hill
Michael Denison
Actor
1-Nov-1915 22-Jul-1998 Shadowlands
Nick Denton
Publisher
24-Aug-1966   Gawker Media
Nancy-Ann DeParle
Business
17-Dec-1956   Health care administrator
Thomas Frognall Dibdin
Author
1776 18-Nov-1847 English bibliographer
Thorold Dickinson
Film Director
16-Nov-1903 14-Apr-1984 Gaslight
Kenelm Digby
Scientist
11-Jul-1603 11-Jun-1665 Founding member of the Royal Society
E. J. Dionne
Journalist
23-Apr-1952   The Washington Post
Pete Doherty
Musician
12-Mar-1979   Ex-frontman for The Libertines
Elizabeth Dole
Politician
29-Jul-1936   US Senator from North Carolina, 2003-09
Lee Dong-Won
Politician
1926 18-Nov-2006 Foreign Minister of South Korea, 1964-66
John Donne
Poet
1572 31-Mar-1631 Anniversaries
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Film Director
2-May-1973   The Lives of Others
George Douglas
Novelist
26-Jan-1869 28-Aug-1902 The House With the Green Shutters
Alec Douglas-Home
Head of State
2-Jul-1903 9-Oct-1995 UK Prime Minister, 1963-64
Kenneth Dover
Scholar
11-Mar-1920 7-Mar-2010 Greek Homosexuality
John Dowland
Composer
c. 1562 21-Jan-1626 Lachrimae, Lutenist
Ernest Dowson
Poet
2-Aug-1867 23-Feb-1900 English Decadent poet
Michael Drayton
Poet
1563 23-Dec-1631 Poly-Olbion
Dermot Dunphy
Business
15-Apr-1932   CEO of Sealed Air, 1971-99
John Duns Scotus
Religion
c. 1265 8-Nov-1308 14th century Scottish scholar
John Dury
Religion
1596 26-Sep-1680 The Reformed Librarie-Keeper
Ronald Dworkin
Philosopher
11-Dec-1931 14-Feb-2013 Taking Rights Seriously
William J. Dyess
Diplomat
1-Aug-1929 6-Jan-1996 US Ambassador to the Netherlands, 1982-83
Eddie Eagan
Boxing
26-Apr-1897 14-Jun-1967 Won Summer and Winter Olympic Gold
Thomas Eagleton
Politician
4-Sep-1929 4-Mar-2007 US Senator from Missouri, 1969-87
John Eccles
Scientist
27-Jan-1903 2-May-1997 Membrane potential of nerves
Rod Eddington
Business
2-Jan-1950   CEO of British Airways, 2000-05
E. R. Eddison
Novelist
24-Nov-1882 18-Aug-1945 The Worm Ouroboros
Anthony Eden
Head of State
12-Jun-1897 14-Jan-1977 UK Prime Minister, 1955-57
David Edgerton
Historian
16-Apr-1959   The Shock of the Old
Francis Edgeworth
Mathematician
8-Feb-1845 13-Feb-1926 Pure Theory of Taxation
Peter P. Edwards
Chemist
1949   Metal-non-metal transition
Artur Ekert
Physicist
19-Sep-1961   Quantum cryptography
T. S. Eliot
Poet
26-Sep-1888 4-Jan-1965 Author of "The Waste Land"
Charles Elton
Scientist
29-Mar-1900 1-May-1991 Animal Ecology
Richard A. Epstein
Scholar
17-Apr-1943   Takings
Richard J. Evans
Historian
29-Sep-1947   The Third Reich
Edward Evans-Pritchard
Anthropologist
21-Sep-1902 11-Sep-1973 Theories of Primitive Religion
Alice Eve
Actor
6-Feb-1982   She's Out of My League
John Evelyn
Author
31-Oct-1620 27-Feb-1706 English diarist
David Faber
Politician
7-Jul-1961   British MP for Westbury, 1992-2001
James Fallows
Journalist
2-Aug-1949   Atlantic Monthly
Thomas L. Farmer
Attorney
c. 1926   Overseas Development Council
Russ Feingold
Politician
2-Mar-1953   US Senator from Wisconsin, 1993-2011
Martin Feldstein
Economist
25-Nov-1939   Reagan economist
Niall Ferguson
Historian
18-Apr-1964   The House of Rothschild
Felipe Fernández-Armesto
Historian
6-Dec-1950   Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration
Helen Fielding
Novelist
19-Feb-1958   Bridget Jones's Diary
Mark Filip
Government
1-Jun-1966   US Deputy Attorney General
Glenn Fine
Attorney
c. 1956   Justice Department Inspector General
Jonathan Finer
Journalist
c. 1976   Washington Post reporter
Richard W. Fisher
Business
18-Mar-1949   President and CEO, Dallas Fed
Edward Fitzalan-Howard
Aristocrat
2-Dec-1956   18th Duke of Norfolk
Penelope Fitzgerald
Novelist
17-Dec-1916 28-Apr-2000 The Blue Flower
Ralph Flenley
Historian
2-Jan-1886 21-Mar-1969 Modern German History
William A. Fletcher
Judge
6-Jun-1945   9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Antony Flew
Philosopher
11-Feb-1923 8-Apr-2010 British Libertarian philosopher
Joel West Flood
Judge
2-Aug-1894 27-Apr-1964 Virginia Congressman, Judge
Howard Florey
Scientist
24-Sep-1898 21-Feb-1968 Isolated penicillin
Michael Foot
Politician
23-Jul-1913 3-Mar-2010 Leader, House of Commons, 1976-79
Henrietta Holsman Fore
Government
c. 1948   Acting Administrator, USAID
John Fowles
Novelist
31-Mar-1926 5-Nov-2005 The French Lieutenant's Woman
Charles James Fox
Politician
24-Jan-1749 13-Sep-1806 U.K.'s first Foreign Secretary
Emilia Fox
Actor
31-Jul-1974   Nikki Alexander on Silent Witness
Henry Richard Vassall Fox
Politician
21-Nov-1773 22-Oct-1840 3rd Baron Holland
John Foxe
Religion
1516 18-Apr-1587 Foxe's Book of Martyrs
Malcolm Fraser
Politician
21-May-1930   Prime Minister of Australia, 1975-83
Charles Fried
Government
15-Apr-1935   US Solicitor General, 1985-89
Thomas Friedman
Journalist
20-Jul-1953   New York Times
David B. Frohnmayer
Politician
9-Jul-1940   President, University of Oregon
Northrop Frye
Author
14-Jul-1912 23-Jan-1991 Fearful Symmetry
J. William Fulbright
Politician
9-Apr-1905 9-Feb-1995 Conceived the Fulbright Scholarships
Thomas Gaisford
Scholar
22-Dec-1779 2-Jun-1855 English classical scholar
Hugh Gaitskell
Politician
9-Apr-1906 18-Jan-1963 Leader of the Labour Party, 1955-63
Peter Galbraith
Diplomat
31-Dec-1950   The End of Iraq
Delia Gallagher
Journalist
11-Mar-1970   CNN Faith and Values Correspondent
John Galsworthy
Novelist
14-Aug-1867 31-Jan-1933 The Forsyte Saga
Richard N. Gardner
Diplomat
9-Jul-1927   US Ambassador to Spain, 1993-97
Geoffrey Garrett
Educator
c. 1958   President of the Pacific Council
Michael Garrison
Educator
c. 1970   President, West Virginia University
Timothy Garton Ash
Historian
12-Jul-1955   In Europe's Name: Germany and the Divided Continent
Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil
Head of State
3-Feb-1830 22-Aug-1903 UK Prime Minister three times
Geoffrey of Monmouth
Historian
c. 1100 1155 Historia regum Britanniae
Thomas P. Gerrity
Business
13-Jul-1941   Former Dean, Wharton School
Ivan Getting
Inventor
18-Jan-1912 11-Oct-2003 Global Positioning System
J. Paul Getty, Sr.
Business
15-Dec-1892 6-Jun-1976 Founder of Getty Oil Company
Edward Gibbon
Historian
8-May-1737 16-Jan-1794 Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Ian Gilmour
Politician
8-Jul-1926 21-Sep-2007 Baron Gilmour of Craigmillar
Herbert Gladstone
Politician
18-Feb-1854 6-Mar-1930 UK Home Secretary, 1905-10
William Ewart Gladstone
Head of State
29-Dec-1809 19-May-1898 Four times UK Prime Minister
Joseph Glanvill
Philosopher
1636 4-Nov-1680 The Vanity of Dogmatizing
Peter Glenville
Film Director
28-Oct-1913 3-Jun-1996 Becket
Donald J. Gogel
Business
c. 1949   CEO of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
William Golding
Novelist
19-Sep-1911 19-Jun-1993 Lord of The Flies
Jack Goldsmith
Government
26-Sep-1962   The Terror Presidency
Victor Gollancz
Publisher
9-Apr-1893 8-Feb-1967 Founder of Victor Gollancz, Ltd.
Jane Goodall
Naturalist
3-Apr-1934   Primate researcher
Michael Goodliffe
Actor
1-Oct-1914 20-Mar-1976 A Night to Remember
Kermit Gordon
Economist
1916 1976 Council of Economic Advisers, 1961-62
Lincoln Gordon
Diplomat
10-Sep-1913 19-Dec-2009 US Ambassador to Brazil, 1961-66
Neil M. Gorsuch
Judge
29-Aug-1967   10th Circuit Court of Appeals
John Gorton
Head of State
9-Sep-1911 19-May-2002 Prime Minister of Australia, 1968-71
Bryan Gould
Politician
11-Feb-1939   Former MP, Dagenham
Laurence S. Grafstein
Business
c. 1960   Managing Director, Lazard
Ragnar Granit
Scientist
30-Oct-1900 31-Mar-1990 Physiology of the retina
George Grant
Philosopher
13-Nov-1918 27-Sep-1988 Propagator of Red Toryism
Hugh Grant
Actor
9-Sep-1960   Four Weddings and a Funeral
Robert Graves
Poet
24-Jul-1895 7-Dec-1985 I, Claudius
Hanna Holborn Gray
Educator
25-Oct-1930   President, University of Chicago, 1978-93
John Gray
Philosopher
17-Apr-1948   Straw Dogs
William Grayson
Politician
1736 12-Mar-1790 US Senator from Virginia, 1789-90
Henry Green
Novelist
29-Oct-1905 13-Dec-1973 Loving
T. H. Green
Philosopher
7-Apr-1836 26-Mar-1882 Prolegomena to Ethics
Brian Greene
Author
9-Feb-1963   The Elegant Universe
Graham Greene
Novelist
2-Oct-1904 3-Apr-1991 The Third Man
Susan Greenfield
Scientist
1-Oct-1950   Brain Story
George Grenville
Politician
14-Oct-1712 13-Nov-1770 UK Prime Minister, 1763-65
William Wyndham Grenville
Politician
25-Oct-1759 12-Jan-1834 UK Prime Minister, 1806-07
Tim Griffin
Politician
21-Aug-1968   Congressman, Arkansas 2nd
Frederick Griffith
Biologist
c. 1877 16-Apr-1941 Discovered the transforming principle
Jo Grimond
Politician
29-Jul-1913 24-Oct-1993 Leader of the UK Liberal Party, 1956-67
John Grogan
Politician
24-Feb-1961   British MP, Selby
Richard Haass
Government
28-Jul-1951   President, Council on Foreign Relations
Mark Haddon
Author
1962   The Curious Incident
Pat Haden
Football
23-Jan-1953   LA Rams Quarterback, Investor
William Hague
Politician
26-Mar-1961   UK Foreign Secretary
Douglas Haig
Military
19-Jun-1861 29-Jan-1928 British Field Marshall in WWI
Richard Hakluyt
Author
c. 1552 23-Nov-1616 Voiages and Discoveries of the English nation
J. B. S. Haldane
Biologist
5-Nov-1892 1-Dec-1964 Haldane's principle
Sir Matthew Hale
Judge
1-Nov-1609 25-Dec-1676 Lord Chief Justice of England
Stephen Hales
Scientist
7-Sep-1677 4-Jan-1761 Statical Essays
Donald Hall
Poet
20-Sep-1928   The One Day
Henry Hallam
Historian
9-Jul-1777 21-Jan-1859 View of the Middle Ages
Edmund Halley
Astronomer
8-Nov-1656 14-Jan-1742 Predicted return of Halley's Comet
Bill Halter
Politician
30-Nov-1960   Lt. Governor of Arkansas
John Hampden
Politician
1594 24-Jun-1643 English Parliamentarian
Christopher Hampton
Playwright
26-Jan-1946   Dangerous Liaisons
R. M. Hare
Philosopher
21-Mar-1919 29-Jan-2002 Moral Thinking
John Marshall Harlan
Judge
20-May-1899 29-Dec-1971 US Supreme Court Justice, 1955-71
James Harrington
Philosopher
7-Jan-1611 11-Sep-1677 Oceana
Roy Harrod
Economist
13-Feb-1900 9-Mar-1978 Towards a Dynamic Economics
Mary Harron
Film Director
12-Jan-1953   American Psycho
Gary Hart
Politician
28-Nov-1936   US Senator from Colorado, 1975-87
L. P. Hartley
Novelist
30-Dec-1895 13-Dec-1972 The Boat
Max Hastings
Journalist
28-Dec-1945   Editor of the Daily Telegraph, 1986-95
Steven Hatfill
Scientist
24-Oct-1953   US biowarfare researcher
Sir Christopher Hatton
Government
1540 1591 Lord Chancellor of England, 1587-91
Jerry A. Hausman
Economist
5-May-1946   Hausman Specification Test
Stephen Hawes
Poet
c. 1474 c. 1523 The Passetyme of Pleasure
Robert Hawke
Head of State
9-Dec-1929   Prime Minister of Australia, 1983-91
Stephen Hawking
Physicist
8-Jan-1942   Wheelchair-bound physicist
Richard Haythornthwaite
Business
c. 1957   Chairman of Mastercard
Denis Healey
Politician
30-Aug-1917   Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1974-79
Thomas Hearne
Historian
Jul-1678 10-Jun-1735 Edited many English chronicles
Edward Heath
Head of State
9-Jul-1916 17-Jul-2005 British Prime Minister, 1970-74
Derick Heathcoat-Amory
Politician
26-Dec-1899 20-Jan-1981 Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1958-60
Norman G. Heatley
Scientist
10-Jan-1911 5-Jan-2004 Isolated penicillin
Joseph Heller
Author
1-May-1923 12-Dec-1999 Catch-22
Mark Helprin
Author
28-Jun-1947   Winter's Tale
Peter Blair Henry
Economist
30-Jul-1969   Dean, Stern School of Business
Herbert of Cherbury
Philosopher
3-Mar-1583 5-Aug-1648 De Veritate
Michael Heseltine
Politician
21-Mar-1933   UK Deputy Prime Minister, 1995-97
John Heywood
Playwright
1497 c. 1580 The Play of Love
George Hickes
Religion
20-Jun-1642 15-Dec-1715 Provoked the Bangorian controversy
John R. Hicks
Economist
8-Apr-1904 20-May-1989 Value and Capital
Carla Hills
Diplomat
3-Jan-1934   US Trade Representative, 1989-93
Jim Himes
Politician
5-Jul-1966   Congressman, Connecticut 4th
Sir Cyril Hinshelwood
Chemist
19-Jun-1897 9-Oct-1967 The Kinetics of Chemical Change
Christopher Hitchens
Journalist
13-Apr-1949 15-Dec-2011 Agent provocateur
Samuel Hoare
Politician
24-Feb-1880 7-May-1959 UK Home Secretary, 1937-39
Thomas Hobbes
Philosopher
5-Apr-1588 4-Dec-1679 Leviathan
Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin
Chemist
12-May-1910 29-Jul-1994 Determined structure of Vitamin B12
Godfrey Hodgson
Journalist
1-Feb-1934   The Myth of American Exceptionalism
David E. Hoffman
Journalist
1953   The Dead Hand
Michael Hoffman
Film Director
30-Nov-1956   One Fine Day
Reid Hoffman
Business
5-Aug-1967   Co-Founder of LinkedIn
John Holmes
Diplomat
29-Apr-1951   UN Under Sec. Gen. for Humanitarian Affairs
Robert Hooke
Scientist
18-Jul-1635 3-Mar-1703 Law of Elasticity, microscopist
Richard Hooker
Religion
c. 1553 2-Nov-1600 Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity
Tom Hooper
Film Director
1972   The King's Speech
Anthony Hope
Novelist
9-Feb-1863 8-Jul-1933 The Prisoner of Zenda
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Poet
28-Jul-1844 8-Jun-1889 Defeated the tyranny of poetic meter
Ralph Hopton
Military
1596 Sep-1652 Royalist commander, English Civil War
John Howe
Religion
17-May-1630 2-Apr-1706 The Living Temple
Edwin Hubble
Astronomer
20-Nov-1889 28-Sep-1953 Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble's Law
Trevor Huddleston
Religion
15-Jun-1913 20-Apr-1998 Anti-Apartheid activist
Richard Hughes
Author
19-Apr-1900 28-Aug-1976 A High Wind in Jamaica
Thomas Hughes
Author
20-Oct-1822 22-Mar-1896 Tom Brown's School Days
Thomas L. Hughes
Government
?   Carnegie Endowment for Int'l Peace
Edmund J. Hull
Diplomat
1949   US Ambassador to Yemen, 2001-04
Basil Cardinal Hume
Religion
2-Mar-1923 17-Jun-1999 Archbishop of Westminster, 1976-99
Nick Hurd
Politician
13-May-1962   British MP, Ruislip-Northwood
John Hutton
Politician
6-May-1955   British MP, Barrow and Furness
Aldous Huxley
Author
26-Jul-1894 22-Nov-1963 Brave New World
Julian Huxley
Biologist
22-Jun-1887 14-Feb-1975 Evolutionary biologist
Armando Iannucci
Screenwriter
28-Nov-1963   The Thick of It
Henry Ireton
Military
1611 28-Nov-1651 Soldier under Oliver Cromwell
Reed Irvine
Activist
29-Sep-1922 16-Nov-2004 Founder, Accuracy in Media
John N. Irwin II
Diplomat
31-Dec-1913 28-Feb-2000 US Deputy Secretary of State, 1970-73
Walter Isaacson
Author
20-May-1952   Former Managing Editor for Time
Richard Jago
Poet
1715 8-May-1781 The Blackbirds
Michael Jay
Diplomat
Jun-1946   UK Ambassador to France, 1996-2001
Benjamin Todd Jealous
Activist
c. 1972   President of the NAACP
Gladwyn Jebb
Diplomat
25-Apr-1900 24-Oct-1996 Acting UN Secretary General, 1945-46
John I. Jenkins
Educator
17-Dec-1953   President, University of Notre Dame
Roy Jenkins
Politician
11-Nov-1920 5-Jan-2003 Twice UK Home Secretary
Elizabeth Jennings
Poet
18-Jul-1926 26-Oct-2001 Song for a Birth or a Death
John Jewel
Religion
24-May-1522 23-Sep-1571 Defender of Anglicanism
Bobby Jindal
Politician
10-Jun-1971   Governor of Louisiana
John Scarlett
Spy
18-Aug-1948   Head of MI6
Boris Johnson
Journalist
19-Jun-1964   Mayor of London
Samuel Johnson
Lexicographer
18-Sep-1709 13-Dec-1784 A Dictionary of the English Language
Boisfeuillet Jones, Jr.
Publisher
1946   Washington Post publisher, 2000-08
Felicity Jones
Actor
17-Oct-1983   Like Crazy
Terry Jones
Comic
1-Feb-1942   Monty Python
Keith Joseph
Politician
17-Jan-1918 10-Dec-1994 Conservative UK Minister, Thatcher influence
Benjamin Jowett
Scholar
15-Apr-1817 1-Oct-1893 Translator of Plato, etc.
Robert Joy
Actor
17-Aug-1951   Dr. Sid Hammerback on CSI: NY
Elena Kagan
Judge
28-Apr-1960   US Supreme Court Justice
Philip M. Kaiser
Diplomat
12-Jul-1913 24-May-2007 US Ambassador to Austria, 1980-81
Emmanuel A. Kampouris
Business
c. 1936   CEO of American Standard, 1989-99
Martin Karplus
Chemist
15-Mar-1930   Karplus Equation
Nicholas Katzenbach
Government
17-Jan-1922 8-May-2012 US Attorney General, 1965-66
Cresson H. Kearny
Inventor
7-Jan-1914 18-Dec-2003 Patriot, inventor, survivalist idol
John Keegan
Historian
15-May-1934 2-Aug-2012 The Face of Battle
William N. Kelley
Doctor
23-Jun-1939   Kelley-Seegmiller Syndrome
Ruth Kelly
Politician
9-May-1968   UK Minister of Transport
Ellie Kemper
Actor
2-May-1980   Erin Hannon on The Office
Willmoore Kendall
Author
5-Mar-1909 30-Jun-1967 Conservative author
Elizabeth T. Kennan
Business
c. 1938   President of Mt. Holyoke College, 1978-95
Margaret Kennedy
Novelist
23-Apr-1896 31-Jul-1967 The Constant Nymph
Paul Kennedy
Historian
17-Jun-1945   The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers
Nan Keohane
Scholar
18-Sep-1940   Political scientist
Michael Kergin
Diplomat
26-Apr-1942   Canadian Ambassador to the US, 2000-05
William T. Kerr
Business
17-Apr-1941   CEO of Meredith Corporation, 1997-2006
Rashid Khalidi
Author
1950   Resurrecting Empire
Christoph M. Kimmich
Educator
16-Jan-1939   President, Brooklyn College
Sophie Kinsella
Author
12-Dec-1969   Shopaholic series
Michael Kinsley
Pundit
9-Mar-1951   Founding editor of Slate
Andrew S. B. Knight
Journalist
1-Nov-1939   Editor of The Economist, 1974-86
Jeremy R. Knowles
Business
1935   Chemistry Professor, Harvard University
Michael Korda
Publisher
8-Oct-1933   Editor-in-Chief of Simon & Schuster
Jonathan Kozol
Educator
5-Sep-1936   Death at an Early Age
Charles Krauthammer
Columnist
13-Mar-1950   Washington Post columnist
Marvin Krislov
Educator
c. 1960   President, Oberlin College
Nicholas D. Kristof
Journalist
27-Apr-1959   New York Times Op-Ed columnist
Kris Kristofferson
Actor
22-Jun-1936   Me and Bobby McGee
George A. Krol
Diplomat
1956   US Ambassador to Belarus, 2003-06
Robert C. Krueger
Politician
19-Sep-1935   Congressman from Texas, 1975-79
John Kufuor
Head of State
8-Dec-1938   President of Ghana, 2001-09
Aung San Suu Kyi
Activist
19-Jun-1945   Burmese activist, Nobel Prize recipient
Philip Lader
Government
1946   US Ambassador to the UK, 1997-2001
Corliss Lamont
Activist
28-Mar-1902 26-Apr-1995 Millionaire socialist
Richard Land
Religion
1947   Southern Baptist Convention
Andrew Lang
Author
31-Mar-1844 20-Jul-1912 Scottish man of letters, historian, author
Philip Larkin
Poet
9-Aug-1922 2-Dec-1985 The Whitsun Weddings
Arthur Larson
Politician
4-Jul-1910 27-Mar-1993 Moderate conservative thinker
Mary Lasker
Activist
30-Nov-1900 21-Feb-1994 Health care advocate
Harold Laski
Economist
30-Jun-1893 24-Mar-1950 A Grammar of Politics
Richmond Lattimore
Poet
6-May-1906 26-Feb-1984 Translator of Iliad and Odyssey
William Laud
Religion
7-Oct-1573 10-Jan-1645 Archbishop of Canterbury, 1633-45
T. E. Lawrence
Author
16-Aug-1888 19-May-1935 Lawrence of Arabia
Nigel Lawson
Politician
11-Mar-1932   Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1983-89
Harper Lee
Novelist
28-Apr-1926   To Kill A Mockingbird
Anthony J. Leggett
Physicist
26-Mar-1938   Particle physicist, explored superfluidity
Jonah Lehrer
Author
25-Jun-1981   Imagine: How Creativity Works
Richard C. Levin
Educator
7-Apr-1947   President of Yale University
Elliott H. Levitas
Politician
26-Dec-1930   Congressman from Georgia, 1975-85
C. S. Lewis
Novelist
29-Nov-1898 22-Nov-1963 Chronicles of Narnia
David Lewis
Politician
23-Jun-1909 23-May-1981 Leader of Canada's NDP, 1971-75
Christopher P. Liddell
Business
c. 1957   CFO of Microsoft
Thomas Linacre
Doctor
c. 1460 20-Oct-1524 Established the Royal Academy of Physicians
Goodwin Liu
Attorney
1970   Boalt Hall law professor
Penelope Lively
Novelist
17-Mar-1933   Moon Tiger
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Composer
22-Mar-1948   Evita
Ken Loach
Film Director
17-Jun-1936   My Name is Joe
Alain Locke
Author
13-Sep-1886 9-Jun-1954 Leader in the Harlem Renaissance
John Locke
Philosopher
29-Aug-1632 28-Oct-1704 An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
Richard Lovelace
Poet
1618 1658 To Althea from Prison
Edward Luce
Journalist
1-Jun-1968   Financial Times
Henry R. Luce
Business
3-Apr-1898 28-Feb-1967 Founded Time Magazine
Dick Lugar
Politician
4-Apr-1932   US Senator from Indiana
Frank Luntz
Pundit
23-Feb-1962   Republican pollster, strategist
Robert Luskin
Attorney
21-Jan-1950   Karl Rove's lawyer
Charles Lyell
Geologist
14-Nov-1797 22-Feb-1875 Principles of Geology
John Lyly
Playwright
1554 18-Nov-1606 Euphues
Diarmaid MacCulloch
Historian
31-Oct-1951   Reformation: Europe's House Divided
Robert Morrison MacIver
Sociologist
17-Apr-1882 15-Jun-1970 The Web of Government
Compton MacKenzie
Novelist
17-Jan-1883 30-Nov-1972 Carnival
Halford Mackinder
Geographer
15-Feb-1861 6-Mar-1947 Founder of Geopolitics
Hugh MacLennan
Novelist
20-Mar-1907 7-Nov-1990 Barometer Rising
Harold Macmillan
Head of State
10-Feb-1894 29-Dec-1986 UK Prime Minister, 1957-63
Louis MacNeice
Poet
12-Sep-1907 3-Sep-1963 Autumn Journal
Salvador de Madariaga
Author
23-Jul-1886 14-Dec-1978 Englishmen, Frenchmen, Spaniards
Rachel Maddow
TV Personality
1-Apr-1973   The Rachel Maddow Show
Peter A. Magowan
Business
5-Apr-1942   President, San Francisco Giants
Terrence Malick
Film Director
30-Nov-1943   Badlands
Robert Malley
Government
1963   Ex-National Security Council
Peter Mandelson
Politician
21-Oct-1953   EU Commissioner for Trade
Patrick Marber
Playwright
19-Sep-1964   Closer
John Marston
Playwright
7-Oct-1576 25-Jun-1634 The Malcontent
A. E. W. Mason
Novelist
7-May-1865 22-Nov-1948 The Four Feathers
Raymond Massey
Actor
30-Aug-1896 29-Jul-1983 Things to Come
Vincent Massey
Government
20-Feb-1887 30-Dec-1967 Governor-General of Canada, 1952-59
Sylvia M. Mathews
Administrator
1965   Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
F. O. Matthiessen
Critic
19-Feb-1902 1-Apr-1950 American Renaissance
Reginald Maudling
Politician
7-Mar-1917 14-Feb-1979 UK Home Secretary, 1970-72
Frederick Denison Maurice
Religion
29-Aug-1805 1-Apr-1872 19th c. Anglican theologian
David Maxwell Fyfe
Politician
29-May-1900 27-Jan-1967 UK Home Secretary, 1951-54
Charles T. Maxwell
Business
c. 1931   Energy Analyst, Weeden & Co.
Jodhi May
Actor
1-May-1975   Sister My Sister
Theresa May
Politician
1-Oct-1956   UK Home Secretary
Patrick Mayhew
Politician
11-Sep-1929   Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, 1992-97
Michael G. McCaffery
Business
c. 1953   Makena Capital Management
Gordon D. McCallum
Business
c. 1960   Virgin Management, Ltd.
Robert D. McCallum, Jr.
Diplomat
1946   US Ambassador to Australia
John McDowell
Philosopher
7-Mar-1942   Mind and World
K. T. McFarland
Government
1952   Former Kissinger staffer
Michael McFaul
Diplomat
1-Oct-1963   US Ambassador to Russia
George C. McGhee
Diplomat
1912 4-Jul-2005 US Ambassador to Germany, 1963-68
Tim McInnerny
Actor
18-Sep-1956   Percy on Blackadder
P. Michael McKinley
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Colombia
C. Thomas McMillen
Politician
26-May-1952   Congressman from Maryland, 1987-93
Norris McWhirter
Author
12-Aug-1925 19-Apr-2004 Co-founder, Guinness Book of World Records
James Edward Meade
Economist
23-Jun-1907 22-Dec-1995 Theory of International Economic Policy
Peter Medawar
Biologist
28-Feb-1915 2-Oct-1987 Acquired immunological tolerance
Ved Mehta
Author
21-Mar-1934   Face to Face
Bob Metcalfe
Business
1946   Co-Inventor of Ethernet
Frank S. Meyer
Author
9-May-1909 1-Apr-1972 In Defense of Freedom
Empress Michiko
Royalty
20-Oct-1934   Empress of Japan
Mary Midgley
Philosopher
13-Sep-1919   Beast and Man
Bernard Miles
Actor
27-Sep-1907 14-Jun-1991 Founder of the Mermaid Theatre, London
David Miliband
Politician
15-Jul-1965   UK Foreign Secretary, 2007-10
Ed Miliband
Politician
24-Dec-1969   British MP, Doncaster North
J. Irwin Miller
Business
26-May-1909 16-Aug-2004 Former CEO of Cummins Engine
Kate Millett
Activist
14-Sep-1934   Sexual Politics
Stephen Milligan
Politician
12-May-1948 7-Feb-1994 British MP and autoerotic asphyxiate
Peter Milliken
Politician
12-Nov-1946   Speaker, Canadian House of Commons
Alfred Milner
Government
23-Mar-1854 13-May-1925 Architect of the Balfour Declaration
Warren Mitchell
Actor
14-Jan-1926   Alf Garnett on Till Death Us Do Part
Festus Mogae
Head of State
21-Aug-1939   President of Botswana
Walter Monckton
Politician
17-Jan-1891 9-Jan-1965 UK Minister of Defence, 1955-56
Sir Thomas More
Philosopher
7-Feb-1477 6-Jul-1535 Utopia
Michael Moritz
Business
12-Sep-1954   Partner, Sequoia Capital
Jan Morris
Journalist
2-Oct-1926   Transsexual travel writer
William Morris
Artist
24-Mar-1834 3-Oct-1896 Arts and Crafts Movement
Willie Morris
Author
29-Nov-1934 2-Aug-1999 North Toward Home
Emily Mortimer
Actor
1-Dec-1971   Lovely & Amazing
John Mortimer
Playwright
21-Apr-1923 16-Jan-2009 Rumpole of the Bailey
Henry Gwyn Jeffreys Moseley
Physicist
23-Nov-1887 10-Aug-1915 Confirmed importance of atomic number
Robert Moses
Government
18-Dec-1888 29-Jul-1981 New York City planner
Max Mosley
Auto Racing
13-Apr-1940   Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile
Siddhartha Mukherjee
Doctor
1970   The Emperor of All Maladies
David C. Mulford
Business
1937   US Ambassador to India, 2004-09
Steven Muller
Educator
22-Nov-1927 19-Jan-2013 President of Johns Hopkins, 1972-90
Frederick Mulley
Politician
3-Jul-1918 15-Mar-1995 UK Minister of Defence, 1976-79
Robert S. Mulliken
Chemist
7-Jun-1896 31-Oct-1986 Molecular orbital theory
George B. Munroe
Business
5-Jan-1922   CEO of Phelps Dodge, 1969-87
Iris Murdoch
Novelist
15-Jul-1919 8-Feb-1999 The Sea, the Sea
Rupert Murdoch
Business
11-Mar-1931   Founder and CEO of News Corp
Christopher Murphy
Politician
3-Aug-1973   Congressman, Connecticut 5th
Paul Murphy
Politician
25-Nov-1948   British MP, Torfaen
Al Murray
Comic
10-May-1968   The Pub Landlord
John Middleton Murry
Critic
6-Aug-1889 13-Mar-1957 The Story of D. H. Lawrence
Thomas Nagel
Philosopher
4-Jul-1937   What is it like to be a bat?
V. S. Naipaul
Author
17-Aug-1932   A House for Mr. Biswas
Prince Naruhito
Royalty
23-Feb-1960   Crown Prince of Japan
David Naylor
Educator
26-Oct-1954   President, University of Toronto
Ted Nelson
Computer Programmer
17-Jun-1937   Hypertext pioneer, Xanadu
George Neumayr
Columnist
c. 1972   Editor, Catholic World Report
Sir Roger Newdigate
Historian
30-May-1719 23-Nov-1806 Established the Newdigate Prize
John Henry Newman
Religion
21-Feb-1801 11-Aug-1890 Oxford Movement
Charles Thomas Newton
Archaeologist
16-Sep-1816 28-Nov-1894 Discovered Halicarnassus mausoleum
Tony Newton
Politician
29-Aug-1937   Leader, House of Commons, 1992-97
Steven Norris
Politician
24-May-1945   Former Conservative MP, Epping Forest
Joseph S. Nye
Government
19-Jan-1937   Chairman, National Intelligence Council, 1993-94
Harriet O'Neill
Judge
20-Apr-1957   Justice, Texas Supreme Court
Onora O'Neill
Philosopher
23-Aug-1941   President of the British Academy, 2005-09
Michael Oakeshott
Philosopher
11-Dec-1901 19-Dec-1990 Rationalism in Politics
William of Ockham
Philosopher
c. 1285 9-Apr-1348 Occam's Razor
James Edward Oglethorpe
Government
22-Dec-1696 1-Jul-1785 Founder of Georgia colony
Olav V
Royalty
2-Jul-1903 17-Jan-1991 King of Norway, 1957-91
Ronald L. Olson
Attorney
1941   Munger Tolles & Olson
Nicky Oppenheimer
Business
8-Jun-1945   Chairman of De Beers
Viktor Orbán
Head of State
31-May-1963   Prime Minister of Hungary
George Osborne
Politician
23-May-1971   Conservative MP for Tatton
Thomas Otway
Playwright
3-Mar-1652 14-Apr-1685 Venice Preserved
Sir Thomas Overbury
Poet
18-Jun-1581 15-Sep-1613 The Wife
Lindsay Owen-Jones
Business
17-Mar-1946   CEO of L'Oreal, 1988-2006
William A. Owens
Military
8-May-1940   Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs, 1994-96
J. I. Packer
Religion
22-Jul-1926   Biblical scholar
Michael Palin
Comic
5-May-1943   Monty Python
Chip Pashayan
Politician
27-Mar-1941   Congressman from California, 1979-91
Eboo Patel
Activist
?   Interfaith Youth Core
Chris Patten
Politician
12-May-1944   EU Commissioner for External Relations
Lester Bowles Pearson
Head of State
23-Apr-1897 27-Dec-1972 Prime Minister of Canada, 1963-68
Robert Peel
Head of State
5-Feb-1788 2-Jul-1850 U.K. Prime Minister
George Peele
Playwright
1558 9-Nov-1596 The Old Wives Tale
Henry Pelham
Head of State
1696 6-Mar-1754 UK Prime Minister, 1743-54
William Penn
Government
14-Oct-1644 30-Jul-1718 Founder of Pennsylvania
Thomas Percy
Author
13-Apr-1729 30-Sep-1811 Percy Reliques
Pierre Pettigrew
Politician
18-Apr-1951   Candian Foreign Minister
John Philips
Poet
30-Dec-1676 15-Feb-1708 The Splendid Shilling
Caryl Phillips
Novelist
13-Mar-1958   Crossing the River
Patrick Pichette
Business
c. 1963   CFO of Google
Rosamund Pike
Actor
27-Jan-1979   Die Another Day
Thomas Pinckney
Politician
23-Oct-1750 2-Nov-1828 Governor of South Carolina, 1787-89
Michael Pinto-Duschinsky
Scholar
1943   Political scientist
James Plaskitt
Politician
23-Jun-1954   British MP, Warwick and Leamington
Colin Platt
Historian
11-Nov-1934   The English Medieval Town
Robin A. Plumbridge
Business
c. 1936   Gold Fields of South Africa
Frank Podmore
Author
5-Feb-1856 14-Aug-1910 Fabian Society
Michael Pollan
Author
6-Feb-1955   The Omnivore's Dilemma
Roger B. Porter
Educator
19-Jun-1946   Professor, Kennedy School of Government
Wesley W. Posvar
Educator
14-Sep-1925 27-Jul-2001 Chancellor, University of Pittsburgh, 1967-91
Anthony Powell
Novelist
21-Dec-1905 28-Mar-2000 A Dance to the Music of Time
Charles Powell
Business
6-Jun-1941   Private Secretary to Thatcher, 1983-90
Franklyn G. Prendergast
Doctor
7-Mar-1945   Mayo Clinic
Larry Pressler
Politician
29-Mar-1942   US Senator from South Dakota, 1979-97
Anthony Price
Novelist
16-Aug-1928   Other Paths to Glory
Dennis Price
Actor
23-Jun-1915 6-Oct-1973 The World of Wooster
Reynolds Price
Author
1-Feb-1933 20-Jan-2011 A Long and Happy Life
Archibald Philip Primrose
Head of State
7-May-1847 21-May-1929 UK Prime Minister 1894-95
John Profumo
Politician
30-Jan-1915 10-Mar-2006 Resigned House of Commons over an affair
Philip Pullman
Novelist
19-Oct-1946   His Dark Materials
James Purnell
Politician
2-Oct-1970   British MP, Stalybridge and Hyde
Barbara Pym
Novelist
2-Jun-1913 11-Jan-1980 Some Tame Gazelle
Anthony Quainton
Diplomat
4-Apr-1934   US Ambassador to Peru, 1989-92
Lois E. Quam
Business
c. 1961   Managing Director, Piper Jaffray
John A. Quelch
Educator
c. 1951   Professor at HBS
Bob Rae
Politician
2-Aug-1948   Premier of Ontario, 1990-95
Franklin Raines
Government
14-Jan-1949   CEO of Fannie Mae, 1999-2004
John Crowe Ransom
Poet
30-Apr-1888 4-Jul-1974 God Without Thunder
Hormuzd Rassam
Archaeologist
1826 16-Sep-1910 Discovered Epic of Gilgamesh
Mike Ratledge
Musician
Apr-1943   Soft Machine keyboardist
Terence Rattigan
Playwright
10-Jun-1911 30-Nov-1977 Separate Tables
John Rawls
Philosopher
21-Feb-1921 24-Nov-2002 A Theory of Justice
Charles Reade
Novelist
8-Jun-1814 11-Apr-1884 The Cloister and the Hearth
John Redwood
Politician
15-Jun-1951   British MP, Wokingham
Laurence Rees
Historian
19-Jan-1957   Their Darkest Hour
Robert Reich
Government
24-Jun-1946   US Secretary of Labor, 1993-97
John T. Reid
Business
c. 1940   CTO of Colgate-Palmolive, 1997-2000
Mitchell B. Reiss
Government
?   Director of Policy Planning, 2003-05
Mary Renault
Novelist
4-Sep-1905 13-Dec-1983 The Last of the Wine
James Reston, Jr.
Author
8-Mar-1941   The Conviction of Richard Nixon
Mel Reynolds
Politician
8-Jan-1952   Congressman from Illinois, 1993-95
Simon Reynolds
Journalist
1963   Rip It Up And Start Again
Cecil Rhodes
Business
5-Jul-1853 26-Mar-1902 De Beers
Nicholas V. Riasanovsky
Historian
21-Dec-1923 14-May-2011 A History of Russia
Susan E. Rice
Diplomat
17-Nov-1964   US Ambassador to the UN
Nicholas Ridley
Politician
17-Feb-1929 4-Mar-1993 Thatcherite MP and Minister
Geoffrey Rippon
Politician
28-May-1924 28-Jan-1997 Former MP, Hexham
Adam Roberts
Historian
29-Aug-1940   President of the British Academy
Mark Roberts
Activist
1945   UK's most famous drug smuggler
Paul Craig Roberts
Economist
1939   The Supply-Side Revolution
Win Rockefeller
Politician
17-Sep-1948 16-Jul-2006 Billionaire, Arkansas Lt. Governor
Nick Rose
Business
Oct-1957   CFO of Diageo
Jeffrey A. Rosensweig
Economist
c. 1957   Finance Professor at Emory
Eugene Victor Rostow
Educator
25-Aug-1913 25-Nov-2002 Dean of Yale Law School, 1955-65
Walt Rostow
Government
7-Oct-1916 13-Feb-2003 National Security Advisor, 1966-69
Jacob Rothschild
Business
29-Apr-1936   RIT Capital Partners
Neil Rudenstine
Educator
21-Jan-1935   President of Harvard, 1991-2001
Richard Rudgley
Author
19-Feb-1961   The Alchemy of Culture
Robert Runcie
Religion
2-Oct-1921 11-Jul-2000 Archbishop of Canterbury, 1980-91
Alan Rusbridger
Editor
29-Dec-1953   Editor of The Guardian
Dean Rusk
Government
9-Feb-1909 21-Dec-1994 US Secretary of State, 1961-69
John Ruskin
Critic
8-Feb-1819 20-Jan-1900 Greatest Victorian art critic
Martin Ryle
Astronomer
27-Sep-1918 14-Oct-1984 Radio astronomer
Larry J. Sabato
Educator
7-Aug-1952   Widely-quoted political scientist
Oliver Sacks
Doctor
9-Jul-1933   Awakenings
George Saintsbury
Critic
23-Oct-1845 28-Jan-1933 A History of Criticism
Herbert Samuel
Politician
6-Nov-1870 2-Feb-1963 High Commissioner of Palestine, 1920-25
Duncan Sandys
Politician
24-Jan-1908 26-Nov-1987 UK Colonial Secretary, 1962-64
Paul Sarbanes
Politician
3-Feb-1933   US Senator from Maryland, 1977-2007
Nathalie Sarraute
Novelist
18-Jul-1900 19-Oct-1999 Portrait of a Man Unknown
Mario Savio
Activist
8-Dec-1942 6-Nov-1996 Free Speech Movement
Dorothy L. Sayers
Novelist
13-Jun-1893 17-Dec-1957 Lord Peter Wimsey detective novels
John Schlesinger
Film Director
16-Feb-1926 25-Jul-2003 Marathon Man
Eric Schlosser
Author
17-Aug-1959   Fast Food Nation
Kurt L. Schmoke
Politician
1-Dec-1949   Mayor of Baltimore, 1988-99
David G. Scholey
Business
28-Jun-1935   Former CEO of SG Warburg
John Searle
Philosopher
31-Jul-1932   Chinese Room Argument, Philosopher of Language
John Selden
Scholar
16-Dec-1584 30-Nov-1654 English orientalist and jurist
Will Self
Novelist
26-Sep-1961   The Book of Dave
Wilfrid Sellars
Philosopher
20-May-1912 2-Jul-1989 Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind
Dr. Seuss
Author
2-Mar-1904 24-Sep-1991 The Cat in the Hat
Terri Sewell
Politician
1-Jan-1965   Congresswoman, Alabama 7th
Thomas A. Shannon, Jr.
Business
c. 1958   Asst. Secy. State, Western Hemisphere
Philip R. Sharp
Politician
15-Jul-1942   Congressman from Indiana, 1975-95
Wallace Shawn
Actor
12-Nov-1943   Ate dinner with Andre
Wilfrid Sheed
Author
27-Dec-1930 19-Jan-2011 Office Politics
Gilbert Sheldon
Religion
1598 1677 Archbishop of Canterbury, 1663-77
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Poet
4-Aug-1792 8-Jul-1822 Prometheus Unbound
James Shirley
Playwright
1596 29-Oct-1666 Love Tricks
Sir Anthony Shirley
Military
1565 c. 1635 English traveler, man of adventure
Nevil Shute
Novelist
17-Jan-1899 12-Jan-1960 On the Beach
Sir Philip Sidney
Author
30-Nov-1554 17-Oct-1586 The Defence of Poesie
Don Siegelman
Politician
24-Feb-1946   Governor of Alabama, 1999-2003
Adele Simmons
Administrator
21-Jun-1941   President, MacArthur Foundation, 1989-99
Claude Simon
Novelist
10-Oct-1913 6-Jul-2005 Le Tricheur
John Simon
Politician
28-Feb-1873 11-Jan-1954 Lord Chancellor of Britain, 1940-45
Neil P. Simpkins
Business
c. 1941   Senior Managing Director, Blackstone
Peter Singer
Philosopher
6-Jul-1946   Animal Liberation
John Skelton
Poet
c. 1460 21-Jun-1529 Why come ye nat to courte
Anne-Marie Slaughter
Government
27-Sep-1958   Director of Policy Planning, State Dept.
Walter B. Slocombe
Government
23-Sep-1941   Defense analyst
Adam Smith
Economist
5-Jun-1723 17-Jul-1790 The Wealth of Nations
Goldwin Smith
Historian
13-Aug-1823 7-Jun-1910 Controversialist
Howard K. Smith
Journalist
12-May-1914 15-Feb-2002 Face the Nation
Jacqui Smith
Politician
3-Nov-1962   UK Home Secretary
Mel Smith
Actor
3-Dec-1952   Alas Smith & Jones
Sydney Smith
Religion
3-Jun-1771 22-Feb-1845 Instigated the Edinburgh Review
Oliver Smithies
Scientist
23-Jun-1925   Knock-out mice
James Smithson
Chemist
1765 27-Jun-1829 Chemist, funded the Smithsonian Institution
Frederick Soddy
Chemist
2-Sep-1877 22-Sep-1956 Isotopes
Donald Somervell
Politician
24-Aug-1889 18-Nov-1960 AG for England and Wales, 1936-45
Frank Soskice
Politician
23-Jul-1902 1-Jan-1979 UK Home Secretary, 1964-65
David Souter
Judge
17-Sep-1939   US Supreme Court Justice, 1990-2009
Robert Southey
Poet
12-Aug-1774 21-Mar-1843 A Vision of Judgment
A. Michael Spence
Economist
7-Nov-1943   Asymmetric markets
Stephen Spender
Poet
28-Feb-1909 16-Jul-1995 The Destructive Element
William Archibald Spooner
Educator
22-Jul-1844 29-Aug-1930 Spoonerisms
John Spratt
Politician
1-Nov-1942   Congressman from South Carolina, 1983-2011
Norman St. John-Stevas
Politician
18-May-1929   Leader, House of Commons, 1979-81
Dennis Stanfill
Business
1-Apr-1927   CEO of 20th Century Fox, 1971-81
Richard Steele
Author
1672 1-Sep-1729 The Spectator
George Steiner
Critic
23-Apr-1929   After Babel
Joshua Steiner
Business
c. 1965   Quadrangle Group
Richard Stengel
Journalist
c. 1955   Managing Editor, Time magazine
George Stephanopoulos
TV Personality
10-Feb-1961   Bill Clinton's communications director
Jay B. Stephens
Attorney
5-Nov-1946   General Counsel of Raytheon
William E. Stevenson
Diplomat
25-Oct-1900 2-Apr-1985 US Ambassador to the Philippines, 1962-64
Michael Stewart
Politician
6-Nov-1906 13-Mar-1990 Former UK Foreign Secretary
John de Stratford
Religion
? 23-Aug-1348 Archbishop of Canterbury, 1333-48
P. F. Strawson
Philosopher
23-Nov-1919 13-Feb-2006 Individuals
William Strode
Politician
1598 9-Sep-1645 Opponent of King Charles I
Carl W. Strom
Diplomat
22-Dec-1899 27-Jan-1969 US Ambassador to Bolivia, 1959-61
Imogen Stubbs
Actor
20-Feb-1961   Twelfth Night
William Stubbs
Historian
21-Jun-1825 22-Apr-1901 Constitutional History of England
Charles Sturridge
Film Director
24-Jun-1951   FairyTale: A True Story
Roscoe S. Suddarth
Diplomat
1935   US Ambassador to Jordan, 1987-90
Andrew Sullivan
Journalist
10-Aug-1963   The Daily Dish
Kathleen Sullivan
Scholar
20-Aug-1955   Scholar of constitutional law
William Graham Sumner
Educator
30-Oct-1840 12-Apr-1910 Laissez faire sociologist
Robert Surtees
Historian
1779 11-Feb-1834 History of Durham
Jonathan Swift
Author
30-Nov-1667 19-Oct-1745 Gulliver's Travels
Algernon Charles Swinburne
Poet
5-Apr-1837 10-Apr-1909 Masochist Victorian poet
Thomas Sydenham
Doctor
13-Sep-1624 29-Dec-1689 The English Hippocrates
Plum Sykes
Author
4-Dec-1969   Bergdorf Blondes
John Addington Symonds
Critic
5-Oct-1840 19-Apr-1893 Renaissance in Italy
Leo Szilard
Physicist
11-Feb-1898 30-May-1964 Nuclear chain reaction
Censu Tabone
Head of State
30-Mar-1913 14-Mar-2012 President of Malta, 1989-94
Archibald Campbell Tait
Religion
21-Dec-1811 3-Dec-1882 Archbishop of Canterbury, 1868-82
Strobe Talbott
Government
25-Apr-1946   Time journalist, Deputy Secy. of State
R. H. Tawney
Scholar
30-Nov-1880 16-Jan-1962 The Acquisitive Society
A. J. P. Taylor
Historian
25-Mar-1906 7-Sep-1990 The Origins of the Second World War
Charles Taylor
Philosopher
5-Nov-1931   Sources of the Self
Paul Tellier
Business
1939   CEO of Canadian National Railway, 1992-2002
Frederick Temple
Religion
30-Nov-1821 23-Dec-1902 Archbishop of Canterbury, 1896-1902
William Temple
Religion
15-Oct-1881 26-Oct-1944 Archbishop of Canterbury, 1942-44
John Templeton
Philanthropist
29-Nov-1912 8-Jul-2008 Billionaire fund manager
Margaret Thatcher
Head of State
13-Oct-1925 8-Apr-2013 UK Prime Minister, 1979-90
James D. Theberge
Diplomat
28-Dec-1930 20-Jan-1988 US Ambassador to Chile, 1982-85
Louis Theroux
TV Personality
20-May-1970   Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends
John L. Thornton
Business
c. 1954   President of Goldman Sachs, 1999-2003
Jeremy Thorpe
Politician
29-Apr-1929   Leader of the UK Liberal Party, 1967-76
Lester Thurow
Economist
7-May-1938   Sloan School of Management
Edward Titchener
Psychologist
11-Jan-1867 3-Aug-1927 Structural psychology
Alexander R. Todd
Chemist
2-Oct-1907 10-Jan-1997 Nuclaic acid, nucleotides
J. R. R. Tolkien
Author
3-Jan-1892 2-Sep-1973 Lord of the Rings
Hugh Trevor-Roper
Historian
15-Jan-1914 26-Jan-2003 Historian fooled by fake Hitler diaries
Jethro Tull
Agriculturalist
1674 21-Feb-1741 The Horse-hoeing Husbandry
John Turner
Head of State
7-Jun-1929   Prime Minister of Canada, 1984
Stansfield Turner
Government
1-Dec-1923   CIA Director, 1977-81
Kenneth Tynan
Critic
2-Apr-1927 26-Jul-1980 British theatre critic
William Tyndale
Religion
1492 6-Oct-1536 Bible translator, burnt at the stake
David Urquhart
Diplomat
1805 16-May-1877 Diplomatic Review
Ed Vaizey
Politician
5-Jun-1968   British MP, Wantage
John R. Vane
Scientist
29-Mar-1927 19-Nov-2004 Prostaglandins
Eric Varley
Politician
11-Aug-1932   Former MP, Chesterfield
Thomas Vaughan
Chemist
17-Apr-1622 27-Feb-1666 English alchemist and mystic
Peter Viereck
Poet
5-Aug-1916 13-May-2006 Terror and Decorum
André Villeneuve
Business
23-Nov-1944   Chairman of Euronext.LIFFE
David Vitter
Politician
3-May-1961   US Senator from Louisiana
Lutz Schwerin von Krosigk
Head of State
22-Aug-1887 4-Mar-1977 German Chancellor, 1945
Helen Waddell
Author
31-May-1889 5-Mar-1965 The Wandering Scholars
David Waddington
Politician
2-Aug-1929   UK Home Secretary, 1989-90
Sonya Walger
Actor
6-Jun-1974   The Mind of the Married Man
John E. Walker
Chemist
7-Jan-1941   ATP process
Patrick Gordon Walker
Politician
7-Apr-1907 2-Dec-1980 UK Foreign Secretary, 1964-66
Henry C. Wallich
Economist
10-Jun-1914 16-Sep-1988 Council of Economic Advisers, 1959-61
Thomas Walsingham
Historian
? c. 1422 Historia Anglicana
William Walton
Composer
29-Mar-1902 8-Mar-1983 Troilus and Cressida
Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck
Royalty
21-Feb-1980   King of Bhutan
William Warham
Religion
c. 1450 22-Aug-1532 Archbishop of Canterbury, 1504-32
Robert Penn Warren
Poet
24-Apr-1905 15-Sep-1989 First US Poet Laureate
Thomas Warton
Poet
9-Jan-1728 21-May-1790 English Poet Laureate, 1785-90
Auberon Waugh
Columnist
17-Nov-1939 16-Jan-2001 Columnist for Private Eye
Jacob Weisberg
Journalist
1964   Slate Group chairman
Richard von Weizsäcker
Head of State
15-Apr-1920   President of Germany, 1984-94
Bill Weld
Politician
31-Jul-1945   Governor of Massachusetts, 1991-97
John Wesley
Religion
17-Jun-1703 2-Mar-1791 Founder of Methodism
Jessamyn West
Author
18-Jul-1902 23-Feb-1984 The Friendly Persuasion
Samuel West
Actor
19-Jun-1966   Howard's End
Peter Westmacott
Diplomat
c. 1950   UK Ambassador to France
Roger Wheeler
Military
1943   Head of the British Army, 1997-2000
Mark Whitaker
Journalist
7-Sep-1957   CNN managing editor
Byron White
Judge
8-Jun-1917 15-Apr-2002 US Supreme Court Justice, 1962-93
Gilbert White
Naturalist
18-Jul-1720 26-Jun-1793 Natural History of Selborne
George Whitefield
Religion
27-Dec-1714 30-Sep-1770 Evangelist, early Methodist
John Hay Whitney
Business
17-Aug-1904 8-Feb-1982 New York Herald Tribune
John Edgar Wideman
Novelist
14-Jun-1941   Sent for You Yesterday
Leon Wieseltier
Editor
14-Jun-1952   The New Republic
Oscar Wilde
Playwright
16-Oct-1854 30-Nov-1900 The Picture of Dorian Gray
Sean Wilentz
Historian
c. 1950   The Rise of American Democracy
Andrew Wiles
Mathematician
11-Apr-1953   Proved Fermat's Last Theorem
George Will
Columnist
4-May-1941   Conservative pundit, baseball lover
Bernard Williams
Philosopher
21-Sep-1929 10-Jun-2003 Leading moral philosopher
Emlyn Williams
Playwright
26-Nov-1905 25-Sep-1987 Night Must Fall
Eric Williams
Head of State
25-Sep-1911 29-Mar-1981 Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, 1956-81
Mark Williams
Actor
1959   The Borrowers
Rowan Williams
Religion
14-Jun-1950   Archbishop of Canterbury
John Wilmot
Poet
1-Apr-1647 26-Jul-1680 Sodom, or the Quintessence of Debauchery
A. N. Wilson
Novelist
27-Oct-1950   The Lampitt Papers
Angus Wilson
Novelist
11-Aug-1913 31-May-1991 Hemlock and After
Harold Wilson
Head of State
11-Mar-1916 24-May-1995 Two-time Prime Minister of Britain
Heather Wilson
Politician
30-Dec-1960   Congresswoman from New Mexico, 1998-2009
Simon Winchester
Journalist
28-Sep-1944   The Professor and the Madman
Peter Wingfield
Actor
5-Sep-1962   Dan Clifford on Holby City
Michael Winterbottom
Film Director
29-Mar-1961   24 Hour Party People
Jeanette Winterson
Novelist
27-Aug-1959   Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
Neil R. Withington
Attorney
c. 1957   General Counsel, British American Tobacco
Naomi Wolf
Author
12-Nov-1962   The Beauty Myth
Tobias Wolff
Author
19-Jun-1945   The Barracks Thief
Richard Wolffe
Journalist
17-Sep-1968   Newsweek Senior White House Correspondent
Stephen Wolfram
Mathematician
29-Aug-1959   Creator of Mathematica
Sheldon Wolin
Philosopher
4-Aug-1922   Politics and Vision
Anthony à Wood
Historian
17-Dec-1632 29-Nov-1695 Oxford historian
John Wood
Actor
5-Jul-1930 6-Aug-2011 Dr. Falken in WarGames
Peter M. Wood
Business
c. 1938   Former Managing Director, JP Morgan
Cecil Woodham-Smith
Historian
29-Apr-1896 16-Mar-1977 Florence Nightingale
Simon Woods
Actor
1980   Pride & Prejudice
James Woolsey
Government
21-Sep-1941   CIA Director, 1993-95
Christopher Wren
Architect
20-Oct-1632 25-Feb-1723 Designed St. Paul's Cathedral
William Wycherley
Playwright
1640 1-Jan-1716 The Plain Dealer
Owain Yeoman
Actor
2-Jul-1978   Wayne Rigsby on The Mentalist
Michael York
Actor
27-Mar-1942   Logan's Run
Edward Young
Poet
1683 5-Apr-1765 Night Thoughts
John Zachary Young
Zoologist
18-Mar-1907 4-Jul-1997 British zoological neurologist
George Younger
Politician
22-Sep-1931 26-Jan-2003 UK Minister of Defence, 1986-89

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10-Jun-1913 8-May-1999 Cephalosporins
Michael Atiyah
Mathematician
22-Apr-1929   Atiyah-Singer index theorem
W. H. Auden
Poet
21-Feb-1907 29-Sep-1973 The Age of Anxiety
A. J. Ayer
Philosopher
29-Oct-1910 27-Jun-1989 Language, Truth and Logic
Roger Bacon
Philosopher
c. 1220 1292 Doctor Mirabilis
John Bainbridge
Astronomer
1582 3-Nov-1643 Description of the late Comet
John Bayley
Novelist
25-Mar-1925   Widower's House
Alan Bennett
Playwright
9-May-1934   The Madness of George III
Isaiah Berlin
Philosopher
6-Jun-1909 5-Nov-1997 The Hedgehog and the Fox
Brebis Bleaney
Physicist
6-Jun-1915 4-Nov-2006 Electron paramagnetic resonance
Edmund Blunden
Poet
1-Nov-1896 20-Jan-1974 Undertones of War
Peter Brown
Historian
26-Jul-1935   The Rise of Western Christendom
Arthur Bryant
Historian
18-Feb-1899 2-Jan-1985 Biographer of Samuel Pepys
James Bryce
Historian
10-May-1838 22-Jan-1922 The Holy Roman Empire
Alan Bullock
Historian
13-Dec-1914 2-Feb-2004 Historian of Hitler, Stalin
John Carey
Critic
5-Apr-1934   The Intellectuals and the Masses
Lewis Carroll
Author
27-Jan-1832 14-Jan-1898 Alice in Wonderland
Ernst Cassirer
Philosopher
28-Jul-1874 13-Apr-1945 The Myth of the State
David Caute
Author
16-Dec-1936   Comrade Jacob
Lord David Cecil
Author
9-Apr-1902 1-Jan-1986 Melbourne
Ernst B. Chain
Scientist
19-Jun-1906 12-Aug-1979 Isolated penicillin
Sydney Chapman
Mathematician
29-Jan-1888 16-Jun-1970 Geomagnetism
Kenneth Clark
Historian
10-Jul-1903 21-May-1983 Civilisation
George Douglas Howard Cole
Economist
25-Sep-1889 14-Jan-1959 British Labour theorist
R. G. Collingwood
Historian
22-Feb-1889 9-Jan-1943 The Idea of History
Barry Cunliffe
Archaeologist
10-Dec-1939   Iron Age Communities in Britain
Richard Dalitz
Physicist
28-Feb-1925 13-Jan-2006 Dalitz pairs and Dalitz plots
John Dalton
Chemist
6-Sep-1766 27-Jul-1844 Early proponent of Atomic Theory
Richard Dawkins
Biologist
26-Mar-1941   Zoologist and evolutionary biologist
Cecil Day-Lewis
Poet
27-Apr-1904 22-May-1972 UK Poet Laureate, 1968-72
Kenneth Dover
Scholar
11-Mar-1920 7-Mar-2010 Greek Homosexuality
Ronald Dworkin
Philosopher
11-Dec-1931 14-Feb-2013 Taking Rights Seriously
Francis Edgeworth
Mathematician
8-Feb-1845 13-Feb-1926 Pure Theory of Taxation
Peter P. Edwards
Chemist
1949   Metal-non-metal transition
Artur Ekert
Physicist
19-Sep-1961   Quantum cryptography
Richard Ellmann
Critic
15-Mar-1918 13-May-1987 James Joyce
Charles Elton
Scientist
29-Mar-1900 1-May-1991 Animal Ecology
Edward Evans-Pritchard
Anthropologist
21-Sep-1902 11-Sep-1973 Theories of Primitive Religion
Niall Ferguson
Historian
18-Apr-1964   The House of Rothschild
Felipe Fernández-Armesto
Historian
6-Dec-1950   Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration
Antony Flew
Philosopher
11-Feb-1923 8-Apr-2010 British Libertarian philosopher
Howard Florey
Scientist
24-Sep-1898 21-Feb-1968 Isolated penicillin
Thomas Gaisford
Scholar
22-Dec-1779 2-Jun-1855 English classical scholar
Alberico Gentili
Scholar
14-Jan-1552 19-Jun-1608 Scholar of international law
Herbert Gladstone
Politician
18-Feb-1854 6-Mar-1930 UK Home Secretary, 1905-10
John Gray
Philosopher
17-Apr-1948   Straw Dogs
T. H. Green
Philosopher
7-Apr-1836 26-Mar-1882 Prolegomena to Ethics
Susan Greenfield
Scientist
1-Oct-1950   Brain Story
Christopher Haigh
Historian
28-Aug-1944   English Reformations
John Scott Haldane
Doctor
3-May-1860 14-Mar-1936 Breathing regulated by CO2
G. H. Hardy
Mathematician
7-Feb-1877 1-Dec-1947 A Mathematician's Apology
R. M. Hare
Philosopher
21-Mar-1919 29-Jan-2002 Moral Thinking
Roy Harrod
Economist
13-Feb-1900 9-Mar-1978 Towards a Dynamic Economics
Seamus Heaney
Poet
13-Apr-1939   The Spirit Level
John R. Hicks
Economist
8-Apr-1904 20-May-1989 Value and Capital
Raymond Hide
Physicist
17-May-1929   Earth's rotation
Sir Cyril Hinshelwood
Chemist
19-Jun-1897 9-Oct-1967 The Kinetics of Chemical Change
Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin
Chemist
12-May-1910 29-Jul-1994 Determined structure of Vitamin B12
José Ramos Horta
Politician
26-Dec-1949   President of East Timor, Nobel laureate
Julian Huxley
Biologist
22-Jun-1887 14-Feb-1975 Evolutionary biologist
Benjamin Jowett
Scholar
15-Apr-1817 1-Oct-1893 Translator of Plato, etc.
Tony Judt
Historian
2-Jan-1948 6-Aug-2010 Postwar
Lawrence R. Klein
Economist
14-Sep-1920   Macroeconometric modeling
Jeremy R. Knowles
Business
1935   Chemistry Professor, Harvard University
Leszek Kolakowski
Philosopher
23-Oct-1927 17-Jul-2009 Polish refugee philosopher
Hans Krebs
Scientist
25-Apr-1900 22-Nov-1981 Tricarboxylic acid cycle
Nicholas Kurti
Physicist
14-May-1908 24-Nov-1998 Molecular gastronomy
Willis Lamb
Physicist
12-Jul-1913 15-May-2008 Detailed the hydrogen spectrum
C. S. Lewis
Novelist
29-Nov-1898 22-Nov-1963 Chronicles of Narnia
Frederick Lindemann
Government
5-Apr-1886 3-Jul-1957 Churchill's scientific and war advisor
James Lovelock
Scientist
26-Jul-1919   The Gaia Theory
Diarmaid MacCulloch
Historian
31-Oct-1951   Reformation: Europe's House Divided
Salvador de Madariaga
Author
23-Jul-1886 14-Dec-1978 Englishmen, Frenchmen, Spaniards
Rudolph A. Marcus
Chemist
21-Jul-1923   Electron-transfer reactions
John McDowell
Philosopher
7-Mar-1942   Mind and World
Peter Medawar
Biologist
28-Feb-1915 2-Oct-1987 Acquired immunological tolerance
Kurt Mendelssohn
Mathematician
7-Jan-1906 18-Sep-1980 Cryogenics and pyramids
E. Arthur Milne
Mathematician
14-Feb-1896 21-Sep-1950 Kinematic relativity
James A. Mirrlees
Economist
5-Jul-1936   Asymmetric information in economics
Allan Nevins
Historian
20-May-1890 5-Mar-1971 Civil War historian
Paul Nurse
Scientist
25-Jan-1949   Regulators of cell cycle
Severo Ochoa
Scientist
24-Sep-1905 1-Nov-1993 Synthesized RNA
William Osler
Doctor
12-Jul-1849 29-Dec-1919 Father of psychosomatic medicine
Rudolf Peierls
Physicist
5-Jun-1907 19-Sep-1995 Frisch-Peierls Memorandum
Roger Penrose
Mathematician
8-Aug-1931   Theory of cosmic censorship
John Pethica
Physicist
1953   Atomic force microscopy
James Plaskitt
Politician
23-Jun-1954   British MP, Warwick and Leamington
Rodney R. Porter
Scientist
8-Oct-1917 6-Sep-1985 Chemical structure of antibodies
Roger B. Porter
Educator
19-Jun-1946   Professor, Kennedy School of Government
Joseph Priestley
Chemist
13-Mar-1733 6-Feb-1804 Investigated gases, discovered Oxygen
Philip Pullman
Novelist
19-Oct-1946   His Dark Materials
A. R. Radcliffe-Brown
Anthropologist
17-Jan-1881 24-Oct-1955 Father of modern social anthropology
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Politician
5-Sep-1888 17-Apr-1975 Philosopher-President of India, 1962-67
Adam Roberts
Historian
29-Aug-1940   President of the British Academy
Sir Robert Robinson
Chemist
13-Sep-1886 8-Feb-1975 Researcher of alkaloids
Eugene Victor Rostow
Educator
25-Aug-1913 25-Nov-2002 Dean of Yale Law School, 1955-65
Walt Rostow
Government
7-Oct-1916 13-Feb-2003 National Security Advisor, 1966-69
John Ruskin
Critic
8-Feb-1819 20-Jan-1900 Greatest Victorian art critic
Erwin Schrödinger
Physicist
12-Aug-1887 4-Jan-1961 Schrödinger's wave equation
Amartya Sen
Economist
3-Nov-1933   Poverty and Famines
Charles Sherrington
Doctor
27-Nov-1857 4-Mar-1952 Neurons and synapses
Peter Singer
Philosopher
6-Jul-1946   Animal Liberation
Goldwin Smith
Historian
13-Aug-1823 7-Jun-1910 Controversialist
Frederick Soddy
Chemist
2-Sep-1877 22-Sep-1956 Isotopes
P. F. Strawson
Philosopher
23-Nov-1919 13-Feb-2006 Individuals
William Stubbs
Historian
21-Jun-1825 22-Apr-1901 Constitutional History of England
James Joseph Sylvester
Mathematician
3-Sep-1814 15-Mar-1897 Studied finite analysis
R. H. Tawney
Scholar
30-Nov-1880 16-Jan-1962 The Acquisitive Society
A. J. P. Taylor
Historian
25-Mar-1906 7-Sep-1990 The Origins of the Second World War
Charles Taylor
Philosopher
5-Nov-1931   Sources of the Self
William Temple
Religion
15-Oct-1881 26-Oct-1944 Archbishop of Canterbury, 1942-44
Nikolaas Tinbergen
Zoologist
15-Apr-1907 21-Dec-1988 Grand Master of Ethology
J. R. R. Tolkien
Author
3-Jan-1892 2-Sep-1973 Lord of the Rings
John Townsend
Mathematician
7-Jun-1868 16-Feb-1957 Electron's charge
Herbert Hall Turner
Astronomer
13-Aug-1861 20-Aug-1930 Stellar positions
Edward Tylor
Anthropologist
2-Oct-1832 2-Jan-1917 Founder of cultural anthropology
Harold C. Urey
Chemist
29-Apr-1893 5-Jan-1981 Discovered Deuterium
John Wallis
Mathematician
23-Nov-1616 28-Oct-1703 Arithmetica Infinitorum
Thomas Warton
Poet
9-Jan-1728 21-May-1790 English Poet Laureate, 1785-90
Bernard Williams
Philosopher
21-Sep-1929 10-Jun-2003 Leading moral philosopher
Jonathan Zittrain
Educator
24-Dec-1969   The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Isaiah Berlin
Philosopher
6-Jun-1909 5-Nov-1997 The Hedgehog and the Fox
William Beveridge
Economist
5-Mar-1879 16-Mar-1963 Social Insurance and Allied Services
Baruch S. Blumberg
Scientist
28-Jul-1925 5-Apr-2011 Hepatitis B vaccine
Shmuley Boteach
Religion
19-Nov-1966   Shalom in the Home
Kingman Brewster, Jr.
Educator
17-Jun-1919 8-Nov-1988 President of Yale, 1963-77
Alan Bullock
Historian
13-Dec-1914 2-Feb-2004 Historian of Hitler, Stalin
George Cave
Politician
23-Feb-1856 29-Mar-1928 Lord Chancellor of Britain, 1922-28
William Courtenay
Religion
c. 1342 31-Jul-1396 Archbishop of Canterbury, 1381-96
Richard Cromwell
Head of State
4-Oct-1626 12-Jul-1712 Lord Protector of England, 1658-59
Kenneth Dover
Scholar
11-Mar-1920 7-Mar-2010 Greek Homosexuality
Howard Florey
Scientist
24-Sep-1898 21-Feb-1968 Isolated penicillin
Thomas Gaisford
Scholar
22-Dec-1779 2-Jun-1855 English classical scholar
Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil
Head of State
3-Feb-1830 22-Aug-1903 UK Prime Minister three times
William Wyndham Grenville
Politician
25-Oct-1759 12-Jan-1834 UK Prime Minister, 1806-07
Roy Jenkins
Politician
11-Nov-1920 5-Jan-2003 Twice UK Home Secretary
John C. Kendrew
Chemist
24-Mar-1917 23-Aug-1997 Determined structure of myoglobin
William Laud
Religion
7-Oct-1573 10-Jan-1645 Archbishop of Canterbury, 1633-45
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Politician
5-Sep-1888 17-Apr-1975 Philosopher-President of India, 1962-67
Michael Rake
Business
c. 1948   Chairman of British Telecom
Thomas Sackville
Aristocrat
1536 19-Apr-1608 Earl of Dorset
Gilbert Sheldon
Religion
1598 1677 Archbishop of Canterbury, 1663-77
William Archibald Spooner
Educator
22-Jul-1844 29-Aug-1930 Spoonerisms
Jon Symonds
Business
Feb-1959   Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
John Templeton
Philanthropist
29-Nov-1912 8-Jul-2008 Billionaire fund manager
Herbert Hall Turner
Astronomer
13-Aug-1861 20-Aug-1930 Stellar positions
William Warham
Religion
c. 1450 22-Aug-1532 Archbishop of Canterbury, 1504-32
Arthur Wellesley
Military
1-May-1769 14-Sep-1852 1st Duke of Wellington


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