Unofficial List Of Famous/Distinguished People In GLBTIQ His/Herstory

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Louise Abbéma (1858-1927), French painter
Bernice Abbott (1898-1991), U.S. photographer
J.R. Ackerly (Joe Randolph Ackerly, 1896-1967), British writer
Abu Nuw·s (756?-810), Arabian poet
Valentine Ackland (1906-1958), British writer
Mercedes de Acosta (1893-1967), U.S. writer
Nick Adams (Nicholas Adamschock, 1931-1968), U.S. actor
Jane Addams (1866-1935), U.S. social reformer
Baron Jacques d’Adelsward Fersen (1880-1923), French writer
James Agate (1877-1942), British critic
Agathon (450?-400? B.C.E.), Greek playwright and musician
Akhenaton (ruled 1375?-1358? B.C.E.), Egyptian pharoah
Edward Albee (1928- ), U.S. playwright*
Giulio Alberoni (1664-1752), Italian statesman
Alcibiades (450?-404 B.C.E.), Greek general
Alexander I (1777-1825), Russian ruler
Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.E.), Macedonian general and ruler
Vincente Aleixandre (1898-1984), Spanish poet
Francesco Algarotti (1712-1764), Italian philosopher and art connoiseur
Horatio Alger (1832-1899), U.S. writer
Washington Allston (1779-1843), U.S. painter and art critic
Nestor Almendros (1930- ), Spanish-born filmmaker*
Pedro Almodovar (1949- ), Spanish filmmaker*
Manuel Altolaguirre (1904-1959), Spanish poet and printer
Amanullah Khan (1892-1960), Afghani ruler
Anacreon (572?-485? B.C.E.), Greek poet
Emily Anderson (1956- ), British photographer*
Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), Danish writer
Guy Irving Anderson (1906- ), U.S. artist*
Margaret C. Anderson (1886-1973), U.S. editor and writer
Anne (1665-1714), British queen
Katherine (Susan) Anthony (1877-1965), U.S. writer, teacher, activist
Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906), U.S. social reformer
Antigonus II Gonatus (319?-239 B.C.E.), Macedonian ruler
Antiochus I (“Soter,” 324-c.261 B.C.E.), Greek ruler of Syria
Marie Antoinette (1755-1793), French ruler
Pavel Grigorievich Antolkolsky (1896-1978), Russian poet, critic,
stage director, publisher
Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918), French poet and critic
Virginia M. Apuzzo (1940- ), U.S. activist*
Louis Aragon (1897-1982), French writer
Elizabeth Arden (1878-1966), Canadian entrepreneur
Reinaldo Arenas (1943-1990), Cuban-born U.S. writer
Pietro Aretino (1492-1556), Italian statesman and writer
Aristippus (435?-356 B.C.E.), Ancient Greek philosopher born in North Africa
Aristotle (384-322 B.C.E.), Athenian philosopher
Gustave Mauritz Armfelt (1757-1814), Finnish-born Swedish statesman
Thomas Augustine Arne (1710-1778), British composer
Frederick Newton Arvin, Jr. (1900-1963), U.S. writer and literary critic
Dorothy Arzner (1900-1979), U.S. filmmaker
John Ash (1948- ), British poet and literary critic*
Charles Robert Ashbee (1863-1942), British architect, designer, and writer
John Ashbery (1927- ), U.S. poet and critic*
Yoshimitsu Ashikaga (1358-1408), Japanese military and political leader
Howard Ashman (1950-1991), U.S. songwriter
Kemal Ataturk (1881-1938), Turkish ruler
W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden (1907-1973), British poet, critic, and scholar
Anita Augspurg (1857-1943), German social reformer
Saint Augustine (354-430), priest, scholar, theologian
Augustus (Gaius Caesar Octavianus, 63 B.C.E.-C.E. 14), Roman ruler
(Elizabeth) Alice Austen (1866-1952), U.S. photographer
Manuel Azana y Diaz (1880-1940), Spanish ruler


Babur (1483-1530), Indian military leader, ruler, and writer
R.S.S. Baden-Powell (1857-1941), British soldier (and founder of
the Boy Scouts)
Don Bachardy (1934- ), U.S. artist*
Guido Bachmann (1940- ), German writer*
Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626), British scientist, writer, statesman
Francis Bacon (1910-1992), Irish-born British painter
Joan Baez (1941- ), U.S. singer*
Dorothy Baker (1907-1968), U.S. writer
Sara Josephine Baker (1873-1945), U.S. health reformer
James Baldwin (1924-1988), U.S. writer
Ann Bancroft (1955- ), U.S. explorer and teacher*
Herman Bang (1857-1912), Danish novelist
Tallulah Bankhead (1902-1968), U.S. actress
Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806), U.S. scientist
John Banting (1902-1972), British artist
Samuel Barber (1910-1981), U.S. composer
Dame Lillian Charlotte Barker (1874-1955), British educator and prison
Djuna Barnes (1892-1982), U.S. writer
Natalie Clifford Barney (1877-1972), U.S. writer, arts patron
Sir James M. Barrie (1860-1937), Scottish writer
Paul Bartel (1938- ), U.S. filmmaker*
Roland Barthes (1915-1980), French writer, critic, philosopher
Basil II (c. 958-1025), Byzantine ruler
Katherine Lee Bates (1859-1929), U.S. poet
Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), French poet
Robert Bauman (1937- ), U.S. politician*
Giovanni Antonio Bazzi (“Il Sodoma,” 1477?-1549), Italian painter
Sylvia Beach (1887-1962), U.S. arts patron, publisher
Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898), British illustrator and writer
Sir Cecil Beaton (1904-1980), British designer, photographer, writer
Hugh Beaumont (1908-1973), British film producer
Pia Beck (1925- ), Dutch singer and pianist*
William Beckford (1760-1844), British writer
Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803-1849), British poet and playwright
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), German composer
Brendan Behan (1923-1964), Irish playwright and poet
Arthur Bell (1939-1984), U.S. writer, activist
Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835), Italian composer
Jacinto Benavente y Martìnez (1866-1954), Spanish playwright
Benedict IX (1020-1055), pope
Michael Bennett (1943-1987), U.S. choreographer
A.C. (Arthur Christopher) Benson (1862-1925), British educator, writer
Eric Bentley (1916- ), British-born U.S. critic, theatre director, and translator*
Gladys Bentley (1907-1960), U.S. entertainer
Christian BĂ©rard (1902-1949), French painter, art director, and
fashion designer
Anita Berber (1899-1928), German dancer and actress
Pierre Bernac (1899-1979), French singer
Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923), French actress
Leonard Bernstein (1918-1991), U.S. composer, conductor
Beyazid I (1347-1403), Ottoman ruler
Théodore Beza (1519-1605), French theologian, poet, and scholar
George Birimisa (1924- ), U.S. actor and playwright*
Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), U.S. poet
Alice Stone Blackwell (1857-1950), U.S. activist and feminist
Antoinette Louisa Brown Blackwell (1825-1921), U.S. minister and feminist
Emily Blackwell (1826-1910), U.S. physician
Marie-Claire Blais (1939- ), Canadian novelist*
Nayland Blake (1960- ), U.S. artist*
William Blake (1757-1827), British poet, artist
Anna Blaman (1905-1960), Dutch novelist
Robin Blaser (1925- ), Canadian writer born in U.S.*
Ross Bleckner (1949- ), U.S. artist*
Marc Blitzstein (1905-1964), U.S. composer
Diana Blok (1952- ), Dutch photographer*
Sir Anthony Blunt (1907-1983), British art historian and political advisor
Umberto Boccioni (1882-1916), Italian artist
Dirk Bogarde (Dirk Niven van de Bogaerde, 1921- ), British actor*
Francois Le Metel de Boisrobert (1592-1662), French literary patron
Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899), French artist
Claude-Alexandre Comte Claude de Bonneval (Kumbaracibasi Ahmet Pasha,
1675-1747), French-born soldier
Anne Bonney (17th-18th century), British pirate
Charles Victor de Bonstetten (1745-1832), Swiss writer
Henriëtte Hilda Bosmans (1895-1952), Dutch pianist and composer
Sandro Botticelli (1444-1510), Italian artist
Antonio Botto (1902-1959), Portuguese poet
Emile-Marie Bouchard (“Polaire,” 1877-1939, French actress and singer
Lili Boulanger (1893-1918), French composer
Louis-Joseph de Bourbon, Duc de Vendome (1654-1712), French soldier
Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973), Irish writer
David Bowie (David Robert Jones, 1947- ), British singer, actor*
Jane Bowles (1917-1973), U.S. writer
Paul Bowles (1910- ), U.S. writer*
William Alan Bowne (1945?-1989), U.S. playwright and novelist
C.M. Bowra (Sir Cecil Maurice Bowra, 1898-1970), British literary critic born
in China
Malcolm Boyd (1923- ), U.S. minister, activist, writer*
Karin Boye (1900-1941), Swedish writer
Katherine Bradley (1848-1914), British playwright and poet
Joe Brainard (1942- ), U.S. poet, artist*
Marlon Brando (1924- ), U.S. actor*
Harry Britt (1938- ), U.S. minister and politician*
Benjamin Britten (1913-1977), British composer
Il Bronzino (Agnolo di Cosimo di Mariano, 1503-1572), Italian painter
Romaine Brooks (Beatrice Romaine Goddard, 1874-1970), Italian-born
U.S. painter who lived in France
James Broughton (1913- ), U.S. poet, filmmaker, and playwright*
Olga Broumas (1949- ), U.S. poet*
Howard Brown (1924-1975), U.S. public health administrator and writer
Rita Mae Brown (1944- ), U.S. writer*
Oscar Browning (1837-1923), British educator, writer
John Brunner (1934- ), U.S. writer*
Bryher (Annie Winifred Ellermann, 1894-1983), British writer
James Buchanan (1791-1868), U.S. president
Charlotte Bunch (1944- ), U.S. writer and editor*
Guy Burgess (1911-1963), British spy
John Horne Burns (1916-1953), U.S. novelist
Edward Burra (1905-1976), British painter
William Burroughs (1914- ), U.S. writer*
Sir Richard F. Burton (1821-1890), British explorer and scholar
Scott Burton (1939- ), U.S. artist*
Aldo Busi (1948- ), Italian novelist*
Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924), Italian pianist, composer
Lady Eleanor Butler (“Lady of Llangollen,” 1738 or 1739-1829), Irish recluse
Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British writer, painter, composer
Merritt Butrick (1959-1989), U.S. actor
Dick Button (1929- ), U.S. athlete*
George Gordon Byron (1788-1824), British poet


Paul Cadmus (1904- ), U.S. artist*
Julius Caesar (100?-44 B.C.E.), Roman ruler
John Cage (1942- ), U.S. composer and music theorist*
Alesandro, Counte di Cagliostro (1743-1795) Italian adventurer
Hall Caine (1853-1931), British novelist
Jerome Caja (1958- ), U.S. artist*
Caligula (C.E. 12-41), Roman ruler
Simon Callow (1949- ), British actor*
Emma Calvé (1858-1942), French opera singer
Jean Jacques Régis de Cambacérès (1753-1824), French lawmaker
Roy Campbell (1901-1957), South African poet
Renaud Camus (1946- ), French novelist*
Antonio Canova (1757-1822), Italian sculptor
Truman Capote (1924-1984), U.S. writer
Caracalla (C.E. 188-217), Roman ruler
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1569-1609), Italian artist
Benedetta Carlini (17th century), Italian abbess
Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), Scottish writer and historian
Bliss Carman (1861-1929), Canadian poet
Marcel Carné (1909- ), French filmmaker*
Edward Carpenter (1844-1929), British poet, philosopher, reformer
Emily Carr (1871-1945), Canadian artist and writer
Dora de Houghton Carrington (1893-1932), British painter
Craig Carver (1954- ), U.S. artist*
George Washington Carver (1864-1943), U.S. scientist and teacher
Sir Roger Casement (1864-1916), Irish poet and reformer
Willa Cather (1873-1947), U.S. writer
Catherine the Great (1729-1796), Russian ruler born in Germany
Carrie Chapman Catt (1859-1947), U.S. suffragist
Catullus (Gaius Valerius Catullus, 87-54 B.C.E.), Latin poet
Constantine P. Cavafy (1863-1935), Greek poet
Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571), Italian sculptor, writer
Luis Cernuda y BidĂłn (1902-1963), Spanish poet, critic, educator
Jane Chambers (1937-1983), U.S. writer
Charlotte Charke (1713-1760), British actress
Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgandy (1433-1477), French nobleman
Charles IX (1550-1574), French ruler
Charles XII (1682-1718), Swedish ruler
Charles XV (1826-1872), Swedish and Norwegian ruler
John Cheever (1912-1982), U.S. writer
Robert Chesley (1943-1990), U.S. playwright
Georgy Vasilievich Chicherin (1872-1936), Russian diplomat
Frèdèric Chopin (1810-1849), French composer born in Poland
Christian VII (1749-1808), Danish and Norwegian ruler
Christina (1626-1689), Swedish queen
Ralph Nicholas Chubb (1892-1960), British poet
Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.E.), Roman statesman, orator, writer
Craig Claiborne (1920- ), U.S. writer, gourmet*
Claudius (10 B.C.E.-C.E. 54), Roman ruler
Gabrielle De Veaux Clements (1858-1948), U.S. painter
Rose Elizabeth Cleveland (1846-1918), U.S. writer, educator, lecturer, editor
Montgomery Clift (1920-1966), U.S. actor
Frances Power Cobbe (1822-1904), British journalist, feminist, lecturer,
social reformer
Jean Cocteau (1889-1963), French writer, artist, filmmaker
Roy Cohn (1927-1986), U.S. attorney
Jack Cole (1911-1974), U.S. dancer and choreographer
Colette (Sidonie-Gabrille Colette Goudeket, 1873-1954), French writer
Robert Colquhoun (1914-1962), British artist and theatre designer
Commodus (C.E. 161-192), Roman ruler
Dame Ivy Compton-Burnett (1884-1969), British novelist
Louis Condé (1621-1686), French and Spanish general
Arch Connelly (1950- ), U.S. artist*
Cyril Connolly (1903-1974), British editor, critic
Conradin (1252-1268), Bavarian prince
Constantine V (“Copronymus,” 718-775), Byzantine ruler
Constantine VIII (d. 947), Byzantine ruler
Constantine IX (961-1028), Byzantine ruler
Florence Converse (1871-1967), U.S. teacher and novelist
Eliza Cook (1818-1889), British poet
Edith Cooper (1862-1913), British playwright and poet
Aaron Copland (1900-1991), U.S. composer
Philip Core (1951- ), British painter*
Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713), Italian composer
Marie Corelli (“Mary MacKay,” 1855-1924), British novelist
John Corigliano (1938- ), U.S. composer*
Alfred Corn (1943- ), U.S. poet*
Katharine Cornell (1893-1974), U.S. actress
Tee A. Corrine (1943- ), U.S. artist
Baron Corvo (Frederick William Serafino Austin Lewis Mary Rolfe, 1860-1913),
British adventurer and writer
Antonio Allegri Correggio (1494-1534), Italian artist
Kate Cory, (1861-1958), U.S. photographer
Louis Couperus (1863-1923), Dutch novelist
Edilberto Coutinho (1933?-1938?), Brazilian writer*
Thomas Couture (1815-1879), U.S. artist
Sir Noel Coward (1899-1973), British playwright, actor, composer
Henry Cowell (1897-1965), U.S. composer
Edith (“Edy”) Craig (“Ailsa Craig,” 1869-1947), British actress, stage producer,
costume designer, activist
Hart Crane (1899-1932), U.S. poet
Stephen Crane (1871-1900), U.S. writer
John Cyril Cranko (1927-1973), South African ballet dancer and choreographer
Joan Crawford (1908-1977), U.S. actress
Rene Crevel (1900-1935), French writer and art critic
Quentin Crisp (1908- ), British writer and critic*
Rupert Croft-Cooke (1903-1979), British writer
Aleister Crowley (Edward Alexander Crowley, 1875-1947), British adventurer,
occultist, and writer
Enzo Cucci (1950- ), Italian artist*
George Cukor (1899-1983), U.S. film director
Countee Cullen (1903-1946), U.S. poet
Merce Cunningham (1919- ), U.S. dancer and choreographer*
John Curry (1949- ), British athlete*
Charlotte Cushman (1816-1976), U.S. actress
Elizabeth Cushier (1837-1932), U.S. physician
Astolphe, Marquis de Custine (1790-1857), French writer
Karl Czerny (1791-1857), Austrian pianist, composer


Vasco da Gama (1460-1524), Portuguese admiral, explorer
Gasparino Damata (Gasparino da Mata e Silva, 1918- ), Brazilian writer*
Anne Seymour Damer (1749-1828), British sculptor
Betsy Damon (1940- ), U.S. artist*
Gabriele D’Annunzio (1863-1938), Italian poet and politician
David Dar (1910-1980), Russian poet
Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825), French artist
Juan Davila (1946- ), Australian writer born in Chile*
Frederick Holland Day (1864-1933), U.S. photographer
James Dean (1931-1955), U.S. actor
Eugène Delacroix (1799-1863), French artist
Samuel Delany (1942- ), U.S. novelist*
Frederick Delius (1862-1934), British composer
Mazo Del la Roche (1885-1961), Canadian novelist
Giovanni Della Casa (1503-1556), Italian poet and religious leader
Barbara Deming (1917-1984), U.S. writer and activist
Charles Demuth (1833-1935), U.S. artist
Patrick Dennis (Edward Everett Tanner III, 1921- ), U.S. novelist*
Billy De Wolfe (William Andrew Jones, 1907-1974), U.S. actor
Elsie De Wolfe (Lady Elsie De Wolfe Mendl, 1865-1950), U.S. interior designer
Serge de Diaghilev (1872-1918), Russian ballet impresario
David Diamond (1915- ), U.S. composer*
Anna Elizabeth Dickinson (1842-1932), U.S. writer, orator, social reformer
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), U.S. poet
Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson (1862-1932), British historian and humanist
Marlene Dietrich (Maria Magdalene von Losch, 1901-1992), German-born
Johannes Willem DiMaria-Kuiper (1943- ), Dutch-born U.S. minister*
Jim Dine (1935- ), U.S. artist*
Christian Dior (1905-1957)), French fashion designer
Owen Dodson (1914-1983), U.S. writer
Digby Mackworth Dolben (1848-1867), British poet
Sir Anton Dolin (Patrick Healy-Kay, 1904-1983), British dancer
Domitian (C.E. 51-96), Roman ruler
Donatello (Donato di Niccolé di Betto Bardo, 1386-1466), Italian sculptor
Hilda Doolittle (“H.D.,” 1886-1961), U.S. poet and scholar
Lord Alfred Douglas (1870-1945), British writer
Norman Douglas (1868-1952), British writer
Jerry Dreva (“Jerri Bonbon,” 1945- ), U.S. artist*
Guillaume Cardinal Dubois (1656-1723), French statesman
Alice Dunbar (Alice Ruth Moore Dunbar-Nelson, 1875-1935), U.S. editor,
writer, and activist
Isadora Duncan (1877-1927), U.S. choreographer and dancer
Robert Edward Howard Duncan (1919-1988), U.S. poet
JĂ©rĂŞme Duquesnoy (1602-1654), Flemish sculptor and engraver
George Dureau (1930- ), U.S. photographer*
Johann Ladislaus Dussek (1760-1812), Czech pianist and composer
Andrea Dworkin (1946- ), U.S. writer*


Jeanne Eagles (1890-1929), U.S. actress
Thomas Eakins (1844-1916), U.S. painter
Joan Eardley (1921-1963), Scottish painter
Edward II (1284-1327), British ruler
John Menlove Edwards (1910-1958), British psychiatrist and
Sally Edwards (1947- ), U.S. athlete and entrepreneur*
Sergei Eisenstein (1898-1948), Russian film director
Karl Eitel (1839-1914), German-born Rumanian ruler
Vilhelm Ekelund (1880-1949), Swedish poet
Elisarion (Elisar von Kupffer, 1872-1942), German painter, writer,
and philosopher
Edith Lees Ellis (1856-1916), British writer and lecturer
Havelock Ellis (1859-1939), British psychologist
Perry Ellis (1940-1986), U.S. fashion designer
Kenward Elmslie (1929- ), U.S. writer and opera librettist*
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. philosopher and writer
Enrique IV of Castile (1425-1474), ruler of Castile and Leon
Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536), Dutch scholar and theologian
Magnus Eriksson (1316-1374), Swedish/Norwegian ruler
Erte (Romain de Tirtoff, 1892-1990), Russian-born designer and artist
Evelien Eshius (1942- ), Dutch politician*
Sergei Esenin (1895-1925), Russian poet
Angel Estrada (1958-1989), Spanish fashion designer living in the U.S.
Eugene, Prince of Savoy (1663-1736), French-Italian-Austrian general
Prince zu Philipp Eulenberg-Hertefeld (1847-1921), German diplomat
Euripides (480-406 B.C.E.), Athenian playwright


Frederick William Faber (1814-1863), British hymn-writer and theologian
Emily Faithfull (1835-1895), British printer and activist
Manuel de Falla y Mattheu (1876-1946), Spanish composer
Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1946-1982), German film director, actor, writer
Bernard Faucon (1950- ), French photographer*
Frank Faulkner (1946- ), U.S. painter*
Ellen Thorneycroft Felkin (1860-1929), British novelist
Ferdinand I (1861-1948), Bulgarian ruler
Dominique Fernandez (1929- ), French novelist*
Rainer Fetting (1949- ), German artist*
Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies (1896-1992), British actress
Hubert Fichte (1935-1986), German writer
Edward Field (1924- ), U.S. poet*
Leonor Fini (b. 1908), Italian painter*
Ronald Firbank (Arthur Annesley Ronald Firbank, 1886-1926), British writer
Edward FitzGerald (1809-1883), British writer and scholar
H. Harkness Flagler (1870-1952), U.S. financier and socialite
William Flanagan (1926?-1969), U.S. composer
Janet Flanner (“Genet,” 1892-1978), U.S. journalist
Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), French writer
James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915), British playwright, novelist, and poet
John Fletcher (1579-1625), British playwright
Wayland Flowers, Jr. (1939-1988), U.S. comedian
Errol Flynn (1909-1959), U.S. actor
Mary Anna Hallock Foote (1847-1938), U.S. illustrator and writer
E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British writer
Stephen Foster (1826-1864), U.S. composer
Michel Foucault (1926-1984), French philosopher and scholar
Barney Frank (1940- ), U.S. politician*
Miles Franklin (Stella Maria Miles Lampe Franklin, 1879-1954),
Australian writer
Frederick the Great (1712-1786), Prussian ruler
Olive Fremstad (1871-1951), U.S. opera singer
Nancy Fried (1945- ), U.S. artist*
Donald Friend (1915-1989), Australian artist
Roger Fry (1866-1934), British artist
Henry Blake Fuller (1857-1929), U.S. novelist
Loie Fuller (1862-1928), U.S. choreographer and dancer
Margaret Fuller (1810-1850), U.S. journalist and reformer


Greta Garbo (1905-1990), Swedish actress
Federico GarcĂ­a Lorca (1898-1936), Spanish writer
Jedd Garet (1955- ), U.S. artist*
Jane Gay (1830-1919), U.S. photographer
Sally Miller Gearhart (1931- ), U.S. activist, writer*
Jean Genet (1910-1986), French writer
George III (1738-1820), British ruler
Stefan George (1868-1933), German poet and translator
Georges II (1890-1947), Greek ruler
Jean-Louis GĂ©ricault (1791-1824), French artist
Rudi Gernreich (1922-1985), U.S. fashion designer
George Gershwin (1898-1937), U.S. composer
Andrè Gide (1869-1951), French writer
Sir (Arthur) John Gielgud (1904- ), British actor, director*
Gilles de Raiz (1404-1440), French general
Laura Gilpin (1891-1979), U.S. photographer
Allen Ginsberg (1926- ), U.S. poet*
Peggy Glanville-Hicks (1912- ), Australian composer*
Baron Wilhelm von Gloeden (1856-1931), German photographer
Hannah Gluckstein (“Gluck,” 1895-1978), British painter
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), German writer and scientist
Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852), Russian writer
Emma Goldman (1869-1940), Lithuanian-born U.S. revolutionary, lecturer,
Witold Gombrowicz (1904-1969), Polish writer
Jewelle Gomez (1948- ), U.S. writer*
Paul Goodman (1911-1972), U.S. psychologist, writer, reformer
Charles George Gordon (1833-1885), British military hero
Laura de Force Gordon (1838-1907), U.S. journalist, lawyer, politician,
orator, activist
Eva Selina Gore-Booth (1870-1926), Irish poet and social reformer
Edward Gorey (1925- ), U.S. artist and illustrator*
Sir Edmund (William) Gosse (1849-1928), British critic, scholar
Wallace Gould (1882-1940), U.S. novelist
Edmund Goulding (1891-1959), British-born filmmaker
Juan Goytisolo Gay (1931- ), Spanish writer*
Judy Grahn (1940- ), U.S. poet*
Duncan Grant (1885-1978), Scottish painter, decorator, and designer
Morris Graves (1910- ), U.S. artist*
Eileen Gray (Kathleen Eileen Moray Gray, 1878-1976), Irish architect, designer
Thomas Gray (1716-1771), British poet
Grace Greenwood (Sara Jane Clarke Lippincott, 1823-1904), U.S. writer
Annemarie Grewel (1935- ), Dutch politician and scholar*
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907), Norwegian composer
Barbara Grier (“Gene Damon,” 1933- ), U.S. writer and publisher*
Francis Grierson (Benjamin Henry Jesse Francis Shepard, 1848-1927),
English-born U.S. writer and singer
Charles Tomlinson Griffes (1884-1920), U.S. composer
Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian playwright
Angelina Emily Grimké Weld (1805?-1879), U.S. writer, feminist
Doris Grumbach (1918- ), U.S. writer and critic*
Gustav Grundgens (1899-1963), German actor and director
Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, 1591-1666), Italian painter
Daniel Guerin (1904- ), French journalist*
Karoline von GĂĽnderrode (1780-1806), German poet
Thom Gunn (1929- ), British poet*
Allan Gurganus (1947- ), U.S. novelist*
Gustavus III (1746-1792), Swedish ruler
Gustavus V (1858-1950), Swedish ruler


Marilyn Hacker (1942- ), U.S. poet*
Hadrian (Publius Aelius Hadrian, C.E. 76-138), Roman ruler
Hafiz (Shams ud-Din Mohammed, d. 1389?), Persian poet
Reynaldo Hahn (Reynaldo Hahn Echenagucia, 1875-1947), Venezuelan composer
who lived in France
William Haines (1900-1973), U.S. actor, interior decorator
Ellen Day Hale (1855-1940), U.S. painter
Radclyffe Hall (Marguerite Radclyffe Hall, 1880-1943), British writer
Richard Halliburton (1900-1939), U.S. adventurer, writer
Halston (Roy Halston Frowick, 1932-1990), U.S. fashion designer
Alexander Hamilton (1757?-1804), U.S. politician and political theorist
Cicely Hamilton (Cecily Mary Hammill, 1875-1952), British actress,
playwright, activist
Edith Hamilton (1867-1963), U.S. classicist
Lady Emma Hamilton (1761?-1815), British mistress of Admiral Nelson
Dag Hammarskjold (1905-1961), Swedish diplomat
Barbara Hammer (1939- ), U.S. filmmaker*
Harmony Lynn Hammond (1944- ), U.S. artist*
Christopher Hampton (1946- ), British playwright*
Mabel Hampton (1902-1989), U.S. activist
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), German composer
Hannibal (247-182 B.C.E.), Cartagenian military leader
Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965), U.S. playwright
Keith Haring (1958-1990), U.S. artist
Frances E.W. Harper (1825-1911), U.S. writer and social reformer
Jane Ellen Harrison (1850-1928), British scholar and translator
Lou Harrison (1917- ), U.S. composer*
Lorenz Hart (1895-1943), U.S. songwriter
Marsden Hartley (1877-1943), U.S. artist and writer
Viscountess Clementia Hawarden (1822-1865), British photographer
Harry Hay (1912- ), U.S. activist*
Mary Garrett Hay (1857-1928), U.S. suffragist
Gerald Heard (1889-1971), British writer
Heliogabulus (Varius Avitus Bassianus, C.E. 204-222), Roman ruler
Essex Hemphill (1957- ), U.S. poet*
Henry (1726-1802), Prussian prince
Henry III (1551-1589), French ruler
Henry IV of Castile (1425-1472), Castlian ruler
John Hervey (1696-1743), British politician
Robert Smyth Hichens (1864-1950), British novelist
Lorena Hickok (1892-1968), U.S. journalist, writer
Colin Higgins (1941-1988), U.S. filmmaker
Octavia Hill (1838-1917), British social reformer
Kurt Hiller (1885-1972), German writer and social activist born in Prague
Jon Hinson (1942- ), U.S. politician*
Magnus Hirschfeld (1868-1935), German sociologist
Hannah Höch (1899-1978), German painter
David Hockney (1937- ), British artist*
Guy Hocquenghem (1946-1988), French writer, filmmaker, activist
Heinrich Hoessli (1784-1864), Swiss-German writer
Malvina Hoffman (1887-1966), U.S. sculptor
William M. Hoffmann (1939- ), U.S. playwright*
Johann Christian Hölderlin (1770-1843), German writer
Billie Holiday (1915-1959), U.S. singer
Judy Holliday (Judith Tuvim, 1922-1965), U.S. actress
Libby Holman (1906-1971), U.S. actress and entertainer
Winslow Homer (1836-1910), U.S. artist
J. Edgar Hoover (1895-1972), U.S. criminologist
Gerald Manley Hopkins (1844-1889), British poet
Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus, 65-8 B.C.E.), Roman poet
Vladimir Horowitz (1903-1989), Russian-born U.S. pianist
Edward Everett Horton (1886-1970), U.S. actor
Harriet (Goodhue) Hosmer (1830-1908), U.S. sculptor
A.E. Housman (1859-1936), British poet, teacher, scholar
Laurence Housman (1865-1959), British illustrator and playwright
Richard Howard (1929- ), U.S. poet, translator, and editor*
Antonio de Hoyos y Vinent (1886-1940), Spanish writer
Nan Hudson (Ann Hope Hudson, 1869-1957), U.S. painter
Rock Hudson (Roy Scherer, 1925-1985), U.S. actor
Langston Hughes (1902-1967), U.S. writer
Peter Hujar (1934-1987), U.S. photographer
Helen Rose Hull (1888-1971), U.S. writer and teacher
Baron Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), German scientist, explorer,
and geographer
Alberta Hunter (1895-1984), U.S. singer
David Hutter (1935- ), British painter*
J.K. Huysmans (Charles Marie Georges Huysmans, 1848-1907), French writer
Gladys Hynes (1888-1958), British painter


Janis Ian (1951- ), U.S. singer and songwriter*
August Wilhelm Iffland (1759-1814), German playwright
Robert Indiana (1928- ), U.S. artist*
William Inge (1913-1973), U.S. playwright
Edward Irving (1792-1834), British theologian
Christopher Isherwood (1904-1986), U.S. writer born in England
Viacheslav Ivanovich Ivanov (1866-1947?), Russian writer
Anna Ivanovna (1693-1740), Russian ruler
George Cecil Ives (1867-1950), British writer born in Germany
Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz (1894-1980), Polish writer


Max Jacob (1876-1944), French poet, artist
Harold Jackman (1901-1961), U.S. educator and arts patron
Rebecca Jackson (1795-1871), U.S. religious leader
Tony Jackson (1888-1921), U.S. composer, musician
Naomi Ellington Jacob (1889-1964), British novelist
Jahangir (1569-1627), Hindustani ruler
Hans Henny Jahnn (1894-1959), German novelist and dramatist
James I (1566-1625), British and Scottish ruler
Alice James (1848-1892), U.S. diarist
Henry James (1843-1916), British writer
Anna Brownell Murphy Jameson (1794-1860), Irish writer
Derek Jarman (1942- ), British painter, theatre designer, and filmmaker*
Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909), U.S. writer
Geraldine Endsor Jewsbury (1812-1880), British writer
Sophia Jex-Blake (1840-1912), English doctor and educator
Klara Johanson (1875-1948), Swedish writer and critic*
Elton John (1947- ), British singer*
Gwen John (1876-1939), British painter
John XXII (1249-1334), pope
Jasper Johns (1930- ), U.S. artist*
Frances Benjamin Johnson (1864-1952), U.S. photographer
Lionel Johnson (1867-1902), British journalist, editor
Sonia Johnson (1936- ), U.S. activist*
Janis Joplin (1943-1970), U.S. singer
Marcel Jouhandeau (1888-1979), French writer
Juan II of Castile and Leon (1405-1454), Spanish ruler and literary patron
Julius III (1487-1555), pope
Philippe Jullian (1919-1977), French artist


Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), Mexican painter
Chester Kallman (1921-1975), U.S. poet
Christian Kampmann (1939-1988), Danish novelist
Arnie Kantrowitz (1940- ), writer, teacher, activist*
Ernst Kantorowicz (1895-1963), German-American historian
Dennis Kelly (1943- ), U.S. poet*
George Kelly (1887-1974), U.S. playwright
Fanny Kemble (1809-1893), British actress and writer
William Sloan Kennedy (1850-1929), U.S. writer
Maurice Kenny (1929- ), U.S. poet*
Jack Kerouac (1922-1969), U.S. writer
Ludwig Andreas Khevenhuller Frankenburg (1683-1744),
Austrian military leader
John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946), British economist
Amanullah Khan (ruled 1919-1929), Afghan ruler
Yevgeny Kharitonov (1941?-1981), Russian writer
Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1955), Danish philosopher, theologian
Billie Jean King (1943- ), U.S. athlete, sports commentator*
William Rufus De Vane King (1786-1853), U.S. politician
Horatio Herbert Kitchener (1850-1916), British general
Heinrich von Kleist (1777-1811), German writer
Nikolai Kliuev (1887-1937), Russian poet
Anna (Elizabeth) Klumpke (1856-1942), U.S. painter
Dave Kopay (1942- ), U.S. athlete*
Sonya Kovalesky (1850-1891), Russian mathematician
Mikhail Alexandrovich Kovalev (“Riurik Ivnev,”1891-1981), Russian poet
Larry Kramer (1935- ), U.S. writer and activist*
Friedrich Krohnke (1956- ), German writer*
Friedrich Alfred Krupp (1854-1902), German industrialist
Elisar von Kupffer (“Elisarion,” 1872-1942), German painter, writer,
and philosopher
Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov (1745-1813), Russian military leader
Mikhail Alexeevich Kuz’min (1872-1936), Russian poet and translator


Louise Labè (c. 1524-1566), French poet
Edward Lacey (1938- ), Canadian poet
Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834), French soldier and statesman
Selma Lagerlef (1858-1940), Swedish novelist
Lili Lakich (1944- ), U.S. artist*
Lamoriciere (Christophe Louis LĂ©on Juchault de Lamoriciere, 1806-1865),
French military leader
Wanda Landowska (1879-1959), Polish musician and composer
Lang, k.d. (Kathy Dawn Lang, 1961- ), Canadian singer*
Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt (1948- ), U.S. artist*
Charles Laughton (1899-1962), British actor
Marie Laurencin (1885-1956), French painter
John Laurens (1754-1782), U.S. colonel
Lautrèamont (Isidore Lucien Ducasse, Comte de Lautréamont, 1846-1870),
French poet
D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British writer
T.E. (Thomas Edward) Lawrence (1888-1935), British soldier and scholar
C.W. (Charles Webster) Leadbeater (1847-1934), British clergyman
and occultist
Edward Lear (1812-1888), British writer and illustrator
Jan Lechon (1899-1956), Polish writer and critic
Violette Leduc (1907-1972), French writer
Vernon Lee (pseudonym of Violet Paget, 1856-1935), British writer
Anne Charlotte Leffler (1849-1892), Swedish writer
Ursula Kroeber LeGuin (1929- ), U.S. novelist*
John Lehmann (1907-1987), British publisher, editor, and poet
Frederick Leighton (1830-1896), British painter and sculptor
(James) Mitchell Leisen (1898-1972), U.S. filmmaker
Sergei Iakovlevich Lemeshev (1902- ), Russian opera singer*
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), Italian artist, scientist, inventor
Konstantin Nikolaevich Leontiev (1831-1891), Russian novelist and critic
Raymond Leppard (1927- ), British composer*
Edmonia (Mary) Lewis (1845-1911), U.S. artist
Matthew Gregory Lewis (1775-1818), British writer
J.C. Leyendecker (1874-1951), U.S. illustrator
Liberace (Wladziu Valentino Liberace, 1919-1987), U.S. entertainer
Hans Licht (Paul Brandts, 1875-1929), German classics scholar
Baron Justus von Liebig (1803-1873), German chemist
Marvin Liebman (1923- ), U.S. political advisor*
Sergei Lifar (1905-1986), Russian dancer, choreographer
Beatrice Lillie (1898-1989), Canadian-born U.S. actress
Josè Lezama Lima (1910-1976), Cuban novelist and poet
Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931), U.S. poet
Herbert List (1903-1975), German photographer
Alain Locke (1886-1954), U.S. philosopher, author
Jack London (1876-1916), U.S. writer
Audre Lorde (1934-1992), U.S. writer
Frances (Norma) Loring (1887-1968), Canadian sculptor
Pierre Loti (Louis Marie Julien Viand, 1850-1923), French writer
Louis II de Bourbon, Prince de Condé (1621-1686), French military leader
Louis XIII (1601-1643), French ruler
Louis XVIII (1755-1824), French ruler
Pierre Louys (Pierre-Felix Louis, 1870-1925), French poet
Amy Lowell (1874-1925), U.S. poet
Ludwig II (1845-1886), Bavarian ruler
Mabel Dodge Luhan (1879-1962), U.S. writer, arts patron
Jean Baptiste Lully (1632-1687), Italian-born French composer
Paul Lynde (1926-1982), U.S. actor
George Platt Lynes (1907-1955), U.S. photographer
Phyllis Lyon (1924- ), U.S. writer*


Robert MacBryde (1913-1966), British artist and theatre designer
Sir Hector Archibald MacDonald (1853-1903), British general
John Henry MacKay (1864-1933), German poet, novelist, activist
Donald Duart Maclean (1913- ), British spy*
Robert McAlmon (1896-1956), U.S. writer and publisher
Joseph McCarthy (1908-1957), U.S. politician
Carson McCullers (1917-1967), U.S. writer
David McDermott (1952- ), U.S. artist*
Sir Hector McDonald (1853-1903), British military leader
Peter McGough (1958- ), U.S. artist*
Ian McKellen (1939- ), British actor*
Rollie McKenna (1918- ), U.S. photographer*
Stuart McKinney (1931- ), U.S. politician*
Claude McKay (Festus Claudius McKay, 1890-1948), U.S. poet, author
Rod McKuen (1933- ), U.S. poet*
Brian McNaught (1948- ), U.S. writer and activist*
John J. McNeill (1925- ), U.S. priest, scholar, writer*
Jackie “Moms” Mabley (Mary Aiken, 1894-1975), U.S. singer, actor
NiccolĂş Machiavelli (1469-1527), Italian statesman, philosopher
Ferdinand Magellan (1480-1521), Portuguese-Spanish admiral, explorer
Jeanne Mammen (1890-1976), German graphic artist
Klaus Mann (1906-1949), German writer and critic
Thomas Mann (1875-1955), German writer
Rosemary Manning (“Sara Davys,” 1911-1988), English writer
Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923), New Zealand writer
Robert Mapplethorpe (1947-1989), U.S. photographer
Jean Marais (Jean Alfred Villain-Marais, 1913- ), French actor*
Miriam Margoyles (1941- ), British actress*
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876-1944), Italian poet, scholar
Jeannette Augustus Marks (1875-1964), U.S. educator
Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593), British playwright
Helen Marot (1865-1940), U.S. labor activist
Edward Howard Marsh (1872-1953), British poet, translator, and painter
Martial (Marcus Valerius Martialis, C.E. 43-104), Roman poet, orator
Del Martin (1921- ), U.S. writer, activist*
Harriet Martineau (1802-1876), British writer and political economist
Daniel Gregory Mason (1873-1953), U.S. composer
Leonide Massine (1896-1979), Russian dancer and choreographer
Margrethe Mather (c. 1885-1952), U.S. photographer
Johnny Mathis (1925- ), U.S. singer*
Leonard Matlovich (1943-1988), U.S. soldier, activist
Johann Mattheson (1681-1764), German organist, singer, and composer
F.O. (Francis Otto) Matthiessen (1902-1950), U.S. teacher, critic
W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965), British writer
Armistead Maupin (1944- ), U.S. writer*
Francois Mauriac (1885-1970), French writer
Constance Louisa Maynard (1849-1935), British educator
Elsa Maxwell (1883-1963), U.S. journalist, socialite
Jules Cardinal Mazarin (1602-1661), French statesman
Margaret Mead (1901-1978), U.S. anthropologist
Taylor Mead (1940- ), U.S. poet and actor*
Robert Medley (1905- ), English painter*
Mary Meigs (1917- ), U.S. painter*
Lauritz Melchior (1890-1973), Danish opera singer
Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. writer
Elsie De Wolfe Mendl (1865-1950), U.S. interior designer
Adah Isaacs Menken (1835-1868), French actress and poet
Gian Carlo Menotti (1911- ), U.S. composer*
Aleksandr Danilovich Menshikov (1672-1729), Russian military leader
and statesman
William Meredith (1919- ), U.S. poet*
James Ingram Merrill (1926- ), U.S. poet*
Stuart Merrill (1863-1915), U.S. poet who wrote in French
Prince Vladimir Petrovich Meshchersky (1839-1914), Russian novelist
and publisher
Oliver Messel (1904-1978), British theatre set designer
Charlotte Mary Mew (1869-1928), English poet
Duane Michals (1932- ), U.S. photographer*
Louise Michel (1830-1905), French anarchist
Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), Italian artist
Jules Michelet (1798-1874), French historian
Harvey Milk (1930-1978), U.S. politician, political activist
Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1915), U.S. poet, playwright
Marilyn Miller (1898-1936), U.S. entertainer
Merle Miller (1919-1986), U.S. writer
Kate Millet (1934- ), U.S. writer, feminist*
Ernest Milton (1890-1974), British playwright
John Milton (1608-1674), British poet, writer
Sal Mineo (1939-1976), U.S. actor
John Francis Minton (1917-1957), British painter and illustrator
Honoré Gabriel Rigueti de Mirabeau (1749-1791), French statesman
Yukio Mishima (Kimitake Hiraoka, 1925-1970), Japanese writer
Dmitri Mitropoulos (1896-1960), Greek conductor
Jean Baptiste Poquelin Molière (1622-1673), French playwright
Theodor Ernst Mommsen (1905-1958), German historian
Harold Monro (1879-1932), British poet, editor, bookstore owner, publisher
Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), French writer
Montezuma II (1480-1520), Aztec ruler
Bernard Montgomery (1887-1976), British general
Henry de Montherlant (1895-1970), French writer
Antony Moorcroft (1960-1989), U.S. fashion designer
Marianne Moore (1887-1972), U.S. poet
Cherrìe Moraga (1952- ), U.S. writer*
Henry More (1614-1687), British philosopher and theologian
Gustave Moreau (1826-1898), French artist
Marguèrite Morèno (1871-1948), French actress
Gustave Moreau (1826-1898), French artist
Julia Morgan (1872-1957), U.S. architect
Karl Philipp Moritz (1756-1793), German novelist
Mark Morris (1957- ), U.S. dancer and choreographer*
Thomas Bird Mosher (1852-1923), U.S. publisher
Johannes von Muller (1752-1809), Swiss historian
Marc-Antoine Muret (1526-1585), French philologist and scholar
Friedrich Wilhelm Plumpe Murnau (1889-1931), German film director
Robert Musil (1880-1942), Austrian writer
Benjamin Francis Musser (1889-1951), U.S. poet
Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881), composer
al-Mu’tamid (1069-1095), Spanish ruler
Mwanga (1866?-1903), Bugandan ruler
F.W.H. Myers (Frederic William Henry Myers, 1843-1901), British poet
and literary critic
Tracy Dickinson Mygatt (1885-1973), U.S. pacifist and writer


Yevdokia Appolonovna Nagrodskaya (1866-1930), Russian writer
Yves Navarre (1940- ), French novelist*
Martina Navratilova (1956- ), U.S. athlete*
Alla Nazimova (1879-1945), Russian actress
Nero (12-41), Roman ruler
Nerva (C.E. 30?-98), Roman ruler
Joan Nestle (1940- ), U.S. writer*
Thèodor Antoine, Baron de Neuhof (1694-1756), German adventurer
John Henry (Cardinal) Newman (1801-1890), British priest, scholar
Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727), British scientist
Sir Harold Nicolson (1886-1968), British diplomat, gardener, publisher, writer
Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), British nurse and reformer
Vaslav Fomitch Nijinski (1890?-1950), Russian dancer
Alexei Nikolaevich (1840-1893), Russian poet
AnaĂ´s Nin (1903-1977), U.S. writer
Simon Nkoli (1959- ), South African activist*
Harold Norse (1916- ), U.S. poet*
Ramon Novarro (Ramon Samaniegos, 1899-1968), Mexican-American actor
Ivor Novello (1893-1951), British actor, playwright, songwriter
Richard Bruce Nugent (1906- ), U.S. writer and artist*
Rudolf Nureyev (1938- ), Russian dancer*


Violet Oakley (1874-1961), U.S. painter and illustrator
Frank O’Hara (1926-1946), U.S. poet, critic
Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986), U.S. painter
Seiko Okuhara (1837-1913), Japanese poet
Erwin Olaf (Erwin Olaf Springveld, 1959- ), Dutch photographer
Leonora O’Reilly (1870-1977), U.S. labor activist
Joe Orton (John Kingsley Orton, 1933-1967), British playwright
Miguel ĂŤngel Osirio [Benitez] (“Porfirio Barba Jacob” and “Ricardo Arenales” ,
1883-1942), Columbian poet
Otto I (C.E. 912-973), Roman ruler
Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso, 43 B.C.E.-C.E. 18), Roman poet
Wilfred Owen (1893-1918), British poet


Dame Christabel Pankhurst (1880-1958), British lawyer, writer, activist
Sophia Iakovlevna Parnok (“Andrei Polianin”, 1885-1933), Russian poet,
Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975), Italian film director
Walter Pater (1839-1894), British writer and critic
Robert Patrick (1937- ), U.S. playwright*
Paul VI (1897-1978), pope
Ross Paxton (1931- ), U.S. artist*
Elizabeth Peabody (1804-1894), U.S. educator, feminist
Louise Pearce (1885-1959), U.S. medical researcher
Peter Pears (1910-1986), British singer
Mary Pearson (1944 – ), owner of
James Mills Peirce (1834-1906), U.S. mathematician
Sandro Penna (1906-1977), Italian poet and prose writer
Richard W. Penniman (“Little Richard,” 1937- ), U.S. singer,
songwriter, pianist*
Darcy Penteado (1926- ), Brazilian writer*
Roger Peyrefitte (1907- ), French writer*
Esme Percy (1887-1957), British actor
Antonio PĂ©rez (1540-1611), Spanish writer and politician
Thomas Sergeant Perry (1845-1928), U.S. writer
Troy Perry (1940- ), U.S. minister, activist*
Stan Persky (1941- ), U.S. poet*
Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935), Portuguese poet
Peter I (Peter the Great, 1672-1725), Russian tsar
Robert Peters (1924- ), U.S. poet, critic, and teacher*
Kuz’ma Sergeevich Petrov-Vodkin (1878-1939), Russian artist
Phidias (500-432 B.C.E.), Athenian sculptor
Philip II (382-336 B.C.E.), Macedonian ruler
Philip, Duc d’Orleans (1640-1701), French aristocrat
Gerard Philipe (1922-1959), French actor
Glyn Warren Philpot (1884-1937), British painter
Pablo Picasso (1881- 1973), Spanish painter and sculptor
Pindar (522?-443 B.C.E.), Theban poet
Jody Pinto (1942- ), U.S. artist*
Count August von Platen-Hallermunde (August, Graf von Platen-Hallermunde,
1796-1835), German poet and playwright
Plato (427-347 B.C.E.), Athenian philosopher
Plautus (died about 184 B.C.E.), Latin playwright
William (Charles Franklyn) Plomer (1903-1973), South African writer
Demetrius I. Poliorcetes (336-283 B.C.E.), Macedonian ruler
Politian (Angelo Ambrogini, 1454-1494), Italian poet and humanist
Sarah Ponsonby (“Lady of Llangollen,” 1754 or 1755-1831), Irish recluse
Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British poet
James Pope-Hennessy (1906-1916), British editor and author
Nicola Porpora (1686-1768), Italian composer
Cole Porter (1891-1964), U.S. songwriter
Jill Posner (1953- ), British photographer*
Liane de Pougy (Anne Marie de Chassaigne, 1869-1950),
French princess, writer
Francis Poulenc (1899-1963), French composer
John Powell (1892-1963), U.S. composer and writer
Tyrone Power (1914-1958), U.S. actor
Minnie Bruce Pratt (1946- ), U.S. teacher and poet*
Rosa von Praunheim (Holger Mischwitzky, 1942- ), German filmmaker*
Edwards Reynolds Price (1933- ), U.S. novelist*
Frederic Prokosch (1908-1989), U.S. novelist
Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865), French philosopher and reformer
Marcel Proust (1871-1922), French writer
Nikolai Mikhailovich Przhevalsky (1839-1888), Russian explorer and naturalist
Ptolemy IV (“Philopater,” 222-205 B.C.E.), ancient Greek ruler
Ptolemy VI (“Philometor,” 181-146 B.C.E.), ancient Greek ruler
Henry Pu Yi (Hsuan T’ung, 1906-1967), Chinese ruler
Manuel Puig (1932-1990), Argentine writer


Raymond Radiguet (1903-1923), French writer
“Ma” Rainey (Gertrude Malissa Nix Pridgett Rainey, 1886-1939), U.S. singer
Rama IV (1881-1925), Siamese ruler
Natacha Rambova (1897-1966), U.S. actress, writer, scholar
Antonio Ranieri (1806-1888), Italian writer, historian
Raphael (Raphael Santi, 1483-1520), Italian artist
Eleanor Rathbone (1872-1946), British activist, politician, writer
Terrence Rattigan (1911-1977), British playwright
Raucourt (Francoise Marie Antoinette Joseph Saucerotte, 1756-1815),
French actress
Robert Rauschenburg (1925- ), U.S. artist
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), French composer
Johnnie Ray (1927-1990), U.S. singer
Mary Read (d.1720), British pirate
Jeanne Recamier (1777-1849), French arts patron
John Rechy (1934- ), U.S. writer*
Michael Redgrave (1908-1985), British actor
Alfred Redl (1864-1913), Austro-Hungarian soldier and diplomat
John Reed (1887-1920), U.S. journalist, revolutionary
Forrest Reid (1875-1947), Irish novelist
Mary Renault (Mary Challans, 1905-1983), British novelist
Cecil John Rhodes (1853-1902), British statesman, capitalist
Vicountess Rhonnda (Margaret Haig Thomas Mackworth, 1883-1958),
British businesswoman, political journalist, editor, and activist
Ernest Rhys (1859-1946), British editor and writer
Wallace Rice (Wallace de Groot Cecil Rice, 1859-1939), U.S. poet
Adrienne Rich (1929- ), U.S. poet, critic*
Richard I (“The Lion Heart,” 1157-1199), British ruler
Richard II (1367-1400), British ruler
Charles Ricketts (Charles de Sousy Ricketts, 1866-1931), Swiss-born
British artist and art collector
Sviatoslav Teofilovich Rikhter (1915- ), Russian pianist*
James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916), U.S. poet
Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926), Austrian poet
Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891), French poet
N.A. Rimski-Korsakov (1844-1908), Russian composer
Larry Rivers (1923- ), U.S. painter and sculptor*
Ethel F.L.R. Robertson (“Henry Handel Richardson,” 1870-1946),
Australian novelist
Paul Robeson (1898-1976), U.S. singer, actor, political activist
Maximilien de Robespierre (1758-1794), French revolutionary
Elizabeth Robins (1862-1952), U.S. actress, playwright, novelist
Mabel Louise Robinson (1882?-1962), U.S. writer and teacher
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), French artist
Eduoard Herbert Roditi (1910- ), French-born U.S. writer*
Ernst Rohm (1887-1934), German Nazi leader
Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), U.S. diplomat and reformer
Ned Rorem (1923- ), U.S. composer, writer, critic*
Paul Rosenfels (1909-1985), U.S. therapist and writer
Martin Ross (pseud. Violet Florence Martin, 1862-1915), Irish novelist
Maurice Rostand (1891-1968), French poet, dramatist
Raymond Roussel (1877-1933), French writer
Vasily Vasilievich Rozanov (1856-1919), Russian writer and social critic
Rudolf II (1552-1612), German-Bohemian-Hungarian ruler
Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980), U.S. poet
Jane Rule (1931- ), Canadian writer*
Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford (1753-1814), North American-born
British scientist
Rumi (Jelal al-Din, 1207-1273), Persian poet and mystic
Vito Russo (1946-1990), U.S. film critic, film historian, and activist
Bayard Rustin (1910-1987), U.S. political activist


Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836-1895), Austrian writer
Maurice Sachs (1906-1945), French writer
Vita Sackville-West (Victoria Mary Sackville-West, 1892-1962), British writer
Sadi (1184-1291), Persian writer
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921), French composer
Saki (Hector Hugh Munro, 1870-1916), British writer
Saladin (1138-1193), Egyptian-Syrian soldier and ruler
Adolfo Salazar (1890-1958), Spanish music critic and historian
Pedro Salinas (Pedro Salinas y Serrano, 1892-1951), Spanish poet
Salomè (1954- ), German painter*
Edgar Saltus (1855-1921), U.S. novelist
Lucas Samaras (1936- ), U.S. artist*
George Sand (Aurore Dupin, 1803-1876), French writer
Ethel Sands (1873-1962), U.S.-born painter and arts patron
George Santayana (1863-1952), U.S. philosopher
Vassily Sapelnikov (1868-1941), Russian pianist and composer
Sappho (6th century B.C.E.), Greek poet
John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), U.S. painter
May Sarton (1912-1995), U.S. writer
Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967), British poet
Charles Edward Sayle (1864-1924), British bibliographer, editor, and poet
Thomas Schippers (1930- ), U.S. conductor
John Schlesinger (1926- ), British filmmaker*
Maria Schneider (1952- ), Belgian actress*
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), German philosopher
Franz Schubert (1797-1828), German composer
James Schuyler (1923- ), U.S. poet*
Moritz von Schwind (1804-1871), German artist
Vida Dutton Scudder (1861-1954), U.S. teacher and social reformer
Michael Servetus (1511-1553), Spanish physician, theologian
Louis Settembrini (1813-1876), Italian writer and patriot
Marie de Sevigne (1626-1696), French writer
Anne Seward (1747-1809), British poet
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British playwright, poet, actor
Charles Hazelwood Shannon (1863-1937), British artist and art collector
Ted Shawn (1891-1972), U.S. dancer and choreographer
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), British poet
Antony Sher (1949- ), British actor born in South Africa*
Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586), British poet
Aguinaldo Silva (Aguinaldo Ferreira da Silva, 1944- ), Brazilian writer*
Ranjit Singh (1780-1839), Sikh ruler
Winnaretta Singer (1865-1943), U.S.-born arts patron and philanthropist
Renèe Sintenis (1888-1965), German sculptor
Clara Sipprell (1885- 1975), U.S. photographer
Dame Edith Sitwell (1887-1964), British poet
Sir Osbert Sitwell (1892-1964), British writer
Sixtus IV (1414-1484), pope
Aleksander Nikolayevich Skriabin (1872-1915), Russian composer
Bessie Smith (1894-1937), U.S. singer
Jerry Smith (1943-1986), U.S. athlete
Willi Smith (1948-1987), U.S. fashion designer
Dame Ethyl Smyth (1858-1944), British composer
Hannah Snell (1723-1792), British soldier
Socrates (469?-339 B.C.E.), Athenian philosopher
Simeon Solomon (1840-1905), British artist
Edith Somerville (1858-1949), Irish novelist
Konstantin Andreevich Somov (1869-1939), Russian painter and graphic artist
Sophocles (496?-406 B.C.E.), Athenian dramatist and soldier
James Spada (1950- ), U.S. writer*
Nancy Spain (Nancy Brooker Spain, 1917-1964), British writer and
TV personality
Allan Spear, U.S. politician*
Stephen Spender (1909- ), British poet and critic*
Martin Sperr (1815-1882), German writer*
Jack Spicer (John Lester, 1925-1965), U.S. writer
Madame de Stael (1766-1817), French writer
Lady Hester Stanhope (1776-1839), British adventurer
Ellen Gates Starr (1859-1940), U.S. social reformer
Emma Stebbins (1815-1882), U.S. sculptor
Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S.-born writer and arts patron
Count Stanislaus Eric Stenbock (1860-1895), Russian-born writer
living in England
Florine Stettheimer (1871-1944), U.S. painter
Baron Friedrich von Steuben (1730-1794), Prussian-born U.S. general
Edward Iraneus Prime Stevenson (“Xavier Mayne,” 1868-1942), U.S. novelist
and scholar
Samuel Steward (“Phil Andros,” 1909- ), U.S. writer*
Lucy Stone (1818-1893), U.S. reformer, feminist
Sir Ronald Storrs (1881-1955), British historian and colonial administrator
Lytton Strachey (1880-1932), British writer, critic
Billy Strayhorn (1915-1967), U.S. musician
August Strindberg (1849-1912), Swedish writer
Gerry E. Studds (1937- ), U.S. politician*
Pierre Andrè de Suffren de Saint-Tropez (1729-1788), French military leader
Suleiman I (1494-1566), Turkish sultan
Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900), British composer
Harry Stack Sullivan (1892-1949), U.S. psychologist
Louis H. Sullivan (1856-1924), U.S. architect
May Swenson (1913-1989), U.S. poet
Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909), British poet
Sylvester (Sylvester James, 1942-1988), U.S. singer, musician
John Addington Symonds (1840-1893), British writer and critic
Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937), Polish composer and novelist born in
the Ukraine


Mutsuo Takahashi (1937- ), Japanese poet*
Carla Tardi (1948- ), U.S. artist*
Torquato Tasso (1544-1595), Italian poet
Ronald Tavel (1940- ), U.S. playwright*
Bayard Taylor (1825-1878), U.S. writer and diplomat
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), Russian composer
Pavel Tchelitchew (1898-1957), Russian-born U.S. artist, designer
Sara Teasdale (1884-1933), U.S. poet
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), German composer
Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892), British poet
Octave Thanet (pseudonym of Alice French, 1850-1934), U.S. novelist
Theocritus (c. 301 – c. 260, B.C.E.), Greek philologist and poet
Theognis (flourished c. 544-541 B.C.E.), Greek poet
Ernest Thesiger (1879-1961), British actor
Edna Lewis Thomas (1886-1974), U.S. actress
Martha Carey Thomas (1857-1935), U.S. educator
Dorothy Thompson (1894-1961), U.S. journalist
Karen Thompson (1947- ), U.S. activist*
Virgil Thompson (1896-1989), U.S. composer and music critic
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. writer
Wallace Henry Thurman (1902-1934), U.S. editor, novelist
Tiberius (42 B.C.E.-37 C.E.), Roman ruler
Albius Tibullus (55-19 B.C.E.), Roman poet
Bill Tilden (1893-1953), U.S. athlete
Mark Tobey (1890-1976), U.S. artist
Alice B. Toklas (1880-1967), U.S. writer
Iemitsu Tokugawa (1604-1651), Japanese military leader
Tsunayoshi Tokugawa (1646-1709), Japanese military leader
George Tooker (1920- ), U.S. artist*
Michel Tournier (1924- ), French writer*
Raymond Toussel (1877-1933), French poet, novelist, playwright
Prescott Townsend (1894-1973), U.S. activist
Peter Townshend (1945- ), British composer, musician, writer*
Trajan (Marcus Ulpius Trajanus, C.E. 53?-117), Roman ruler
Pierre Yves Trèmois (1920- ), French artist*
Arthur Tress (1940- ), U.S. photographer*
Lady Una Troubridge (1887-1963), British writer, singer, sculptor
Marina Ivanovna Tsvetaeva (1892-1941), Russian poet
Henry Scott Tuke (1858-1929), British painter
Alan Turing (1912-1954), British mathematician
Cy Twombly (1928- ), U.S. artist
Parker Tyler (1907-1974), U.S. writer
Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, Baron Berners (1883-1950), British composer


Karl H. Ulrichs (1825-1895), German lawyer, sociologist, reformer
Umberto II (1904-1983), Italian ruler


Valentian III (C.E. 419-455), Roman ruler
Rudolph Valentino (1895-1926), Italian-American actor
Benedetto Varchi (1503-1565), Florentine writer and historian
Carl Van Vechten (1880-1964), U.S. writer, photographer
Elihu Vedder (1836-1923), U.S. painter and illustrator
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901), Italian composer
Paul Verlaine (1844-1896), French poet
Jules Verne (1828-1905), French writer
Felicja Vestfali (Felicja Westfalowicz, 1824-1880), Polish opera singer
Theophile de Viau (1590-1629), French poet
Gore Vidal (1925- ), U.S. writer*
Jean Vigo (1905-1934), French filmmaker
Duke Claude de Villars (1653-1734), French general
Ricardo Vines (1875-1943), Spanish pianist and composer
Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro, 70 B.C.-C.E. 19), Roman poet
Luchino Visconti (1906-1976), Italian filmmaker
Renè Viviani (1863-1925), French statesman
Renèe Vivien (Pauline Mary Tarn, 1877-1909), French writer born in England
Bruno Vogel (1895-1987), German writer


Tom Waddell (1937-1987), U.S. physician, athlete
Richard Wagner (1813-1883), German composer
Claire Waldoff (1884-1957), German singer
Ethel Walker (1861-1951), British painter
Mary Edwards Walker (1832-1919), U.S. physician and reformer
Hugh Walpole (1884-1941), British writer
Andy Warhol (Andrew Warhola, II, 1928-1987), U.S. artist and filmmaker
Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893-1978), English writer
Edward Perry Warren (1860-1928), U.S. art connoisseur and poet
Ethel Waters (1900-1977), U.S. singer
Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966), British writer
Bruce Webber (1951- ), U.S. photographer*
Anna Elisabet Weirauch (1887-1970), German writer
Denton Welch (Maurice Denton Welch, 1915-1948), British writer
(Benjamin) Sumner Welles (1892-1961), U.S. statesman
Glenway Wescott (1901-1987), U.S. writer
Edward Westermarck (1862-1939), Finnish anthropologist
James Whale (1896-1957), U.S. filmmaker
Andrew Dickson White (1832-1918), U.S. educator and diplomat
Minor Martin White (1908-1976), U.S. photographer
Patrick White (1912-1990), Australian writer
Walt Whitman (1819-1892), U.S. poet
John Wieners (1934- ), U.S. poet*
Oscar Wilde (1856-1900), Irish writer
Thronton Wilder (1897-1975), U.S. writer
Gale Wilhelm (1908-1991), U.S. novelist*
Frances E. Willard (1839-1898), U.S. reformer
William II (1056-1100), English ruler
William III (1650-1702), English and Dutch ruler
George Emlyn Williams (1905-1987), British actor, playwright, and
theatre director
Jonathan Williams (1929- ), U.S. poet and teacher*
Tennessee Williams (1911-1985), U.S. playwright
Val Wilmer (1944- ), British photographer and writer*
John Wilmot (Earl of Rochester, 1647-1680), British poet
Millie Wilson (1948- ), U.S. artist*
Fran Winant (1943- ), U.S. artist*
Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717-1768), German archeologist
Donald Windham (1920- ), U.S. writer*
Frances May Witherspoon (1886-1973), U.S. pacifist and political activist
Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), Austrian philosopher
Monique Wittig (1935- ), French novelist*
David Wojnarowicz (1955-1992), U.S. writer and artist
Charlotte Wolff (1897-1986), Polish-born English psychiatrist and scholar
Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797), British writer
Thelma Wood (1901-1970), U.S. sculptor
George Edward Woodberry (1855-1930), U.S. poet
Mary Emma Wooley (1863-1947), U.S. educator
Monty Wooley (1888-1963), U.S. teacher and actor
Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British writer
Alexander Woollcott (1887-1943), U.S. journalist and critic
Florence Wyle (1881-1968), Canadian sculptor
I.A.R. Wylie (Ida Alexa Ross Wylie, 1885-1959), Australian novelist


Tomiko Yamakawa (1879-1909), Japanese writer
Akiko Yosano (1878-1942), Japanese poet
Vincent Youmans (1898-1946), U.S. songwriter
Stark Young (1881-1963), U.S. writer and educator
Marguerite Yourcenar (1903-1987), French writer, critic, scholar
Mei Yuan (1716-1798), Chinese poet


Yury Alexandrovich Zavadsky (1894-1977), Russian actor and director
Franco Zeffirelli (1924- ), Italian filmmaker and theatre set designer*
Lydia Zinovieva-Annibal (1866-1907), Russian novelist
Zeno (336-264 B.C.E.), Greek philosopher
Count Graf von Zinzendorf (Nicolaus Ludwig, 1700-1760), German theologian
and poet

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