Gemini Writers

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
(British Writer Who Created the Character of Sherlock Holmes)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Birthdate: May 22, 1859
Birthplace: Scotland
Died: July 7, 1930
Physician-turned-author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is remembered for creating the iconic character Sherlock Holmes. He wrote four novels and 56 short stories on Holmes’s detective adventures and also created the characters Professor Challenger and Brigadier Gerard. A sports lover, he had dabbled in cricket, football, and bodybuilding, too.

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Ian Fleming
(Author of James Bond Series)

Ian Fleming
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Birthdate: May 28, 1908
Birthplace: Mayfair, London
Died: August 12, 1964

Ian Fleming was a British writer, naval intelligence officer, and journalist. Fleming is credited with creating one of the most popular characters of all time, James Bond. His James Bond series of novels have sold more than 100 million copies, making them one of the best-selling fictional book series in history. Jamaica’s Ian Fleming International Airport is named after him.

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Salman Rushdie
(Novelist)

Salman Rushdie
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Birthdate: June 19, 1947
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Salman Rushdie is a British Indian novelist whose work Midnight's Children is widely considered the best novel of all Booker Prize winners. In 2007, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to literature. In 2008, he was ranked 13th in the 50 greatest British writers since 1945 list published by The Times.

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Walt Whitman
(One of the Most Influential Poets in the American Canon, Regarded as the 'Father of Free Verse')

Walt Whitman
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Birthdate: May 31, 1819
Birthplace: West Hills, New York, United States
Died: March 26, 1892

Walt Whitman was an American poet, journalist, and essayist. Also a humanist, Whitman played a crucial role in the shift between transcendentalism and realism. Often referred to as the father of free verse, Whitman is one of the most influential American poets of all time. Several decades after his death, Walt Whitman's poetry remains influential.

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Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Famous For his Essay 'Nature' and Speech Entitled 'The American Scholar')

Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Birthdate: May 25, 1803
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 27, 1882

Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American philosopher who led the transcendentalist movement that developed in the eastern United States in the 1820s and 1830s. He is credited with popularizing individualism through his numerous lectures and essays. Emerson influenced many thinkers and writers that followed him; he mentored Henry David Thoreau, who went on to become a leading transcendentalist.

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Jean-Paul Sartre
(Novelist, Playwright, & Philosopher)

Jean-Paul Sartre
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Birthdate: June 21, 1905
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 15, 1980

Jean-Paul Sartre was a French philosopher, writer, literary critic, and political activist. One of the most important personalities in the philosophy of phenomenology and existentialism, Sartre played a crucial role in 20th-century French philosophy. His work continues to influence literary studies, post-colonial theory, sociology, and critical theory. He was honored with the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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W B Yeats
(Poet)

W B Yeats
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Birthdate: June 13, 1865
Birthplace: Sandymount, Ireland
Died: January 28, 1939
Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet, playwright, and prose writer W. B. Yeats is remembered as one of the most significant literary figures of the 20th century. Known for works such as The Tower, he also helped establish the Abbey Theatre. An occult enthusiast, he was also part of The Ghost Club.
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Thomas Hardy
(Novelist & Poet)

Thomas Hardy
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Birthdate: June 2, 1840
Birthplace: Stinsford, Dorset, England
Died: January 11, 1928
Victorian novelist and poet Thomas Hardy exhibited strong influences of Romanticism in his works. He wrote classic novels such as Far from the Madding Crowd, The Mayor of Casterbridge, and Tess of the d'Urbervilles. He mostly showed his characters struggling against social conditions and ending up in tragic situations.

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John Maynard Keynes
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Birthdate: June 5, 1883
Birthplace: Cambridge ,England
Died: April 21, 1946

John Maynard Keynes was an English economist. His ideas are credited with changing the theory and practice of the economic policies and macroeconomics of governments at a fundamental level. Counted among the 20th century's most influential economists, Keynes' ideas are the basis for Keynesian economics. In 1999, he was named in Time magazine's Most Important People of the Century list.

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Alexander Pushkin
(The Greatest Russian Poet and the Founder of Modern Russian Literature)

Alexander Pushkin
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Birthdate: May 26, 1799
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: January 29, 1837
Legendary Russian playwright, poet, and novelist Alexander Pushkin is considered one of the most prominent figures of the Romantic era and of Russian literature. He is remembered for his poem Ode to Liberty, one of his works that led him to be exiled by Tsar Alexander I. 

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Federico García Lorca
(Spanish Poet, Playwright, and Theatre Director.)

Federico García Lorca
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Birthdate: June 5, 1898
Birthplace: Fuente Vaqueros, Spain
Died: August 19, 1936

Federico García Lorca was a Spanish poet, playwright, and theater director. He was a prominent member of the Generation of '27, a group of poets who essentially worked with avant-garde forms of art and poetry. He was homosexual and had a love affair with sculptor Emilio Aladrén. He mysteriously disappeared at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War.

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Rachel Carson
(Marine biologist)

Rachel Carson
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Birthdate: May 27, 1907
Birthplace: Springdale
Died: April 14, 1964

Rachel Carson was a conservationist, marine biologist, and author. She is credited with authoring an influential book titled Silent Spring, which played a significant role in advancing the global environmental movement. Carson is also remembered for her book, The Sea Around Us, which earned her a U.S. National Book Award. She was posthumously honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Allen Ginsberg
(Poet, Writer)

Allen Ginsberg
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Birthdate: June 3, 1926
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 5, 1997
Allen Ginsberg, a Beat Generation poet, is best remembered for his 1956 poem Howl, which criticized U.S. capitalism and described homosexual acts, and was thus banned. He earned the National Book Award for The Fall of America and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for Cosmopolitan Greetings: Poems 1986–1992.

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Alexander Pope
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Birthdate: May 21, 1688
Birthplace: London, England
Died: May 30, 1744

Alexander Pope was a satirist and poet whose works produced during the Augustan period made him one of the greatest artistic exponents of that period. Widely regarded as one of the most important English poets of the 18th century, Alexander Pope is best remembered for writing discursive poetry and heroic couplets.

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Anne Frank
(Diarist)

Anne Frank
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Birthdate: June 12, 1929
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
Died: March 12, 1945

One of the numerous Jewish victims of the Holocaust, Anne Frank gained recognition posthumously after her diary Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl was published. The diary, which has been widely read and translated into numerous other languages, details the lives of Anne Frank and her family when they went into hiding for two years, after Germany occupied Netherlands.

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Ben Jonson
(Dramatist, Poet & Actor)

Ben Jonson
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Birthdate: June 11, 1572
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England
Died: August 6, 1637

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Dashiell Hammett
(Regarded as one of the Best Mystery Writers of All Time)

Dashiell Hammett
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Birthdate: May 27, 1894
Birthplace: St. Mary's County, Maryland, United States
Died: January 10, 1961

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Octavia Spencer
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Birthdate: May 25, 1972
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States

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Richard Ayoade
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Birthdate: June 12, 1977
Birthplace: Whipps Cross

English comedian, film director, screenwriter, and actor Richard Ayoade gained international fame for his role in Channel 4 sitcom The IT Crowd. Even though he studied law in college, he was more interested in working in the entertainment industry. He started working as a comedian and actor in the early 2000s and has since come a long way.

Jose Rizal
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Birthdate: June 19, 1861
Birthplace: Calamba, Laguna
Died: December 30, 1896

Jose Rizal was a Filipino polymath and nationalist. An ophthalmologist by profession, Rizal turned towards writing and inspired the Philippine Revolution through his writings. The revolution eventually led to Philippine independence and Rizal became a national hero. His life has inspired several biographical films and TV series.

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Saul Bellow
(Writer)

Saul Bellow
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Birthdate: June 10, 1915
Birthplace: Lachine, Montreal, Canada
Died: April 5, 2005

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Richard Wagner
(Known for His Operas and Music Dramas ‘Der Ring des Nibelungen’ and ‘Tristan und Isolde’)

Richard Wagner
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Birthdate: May 22, 1813
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
Died: February 13, 1883
German composer and conductor Richard Wagner is best remembered for his operas and music dramas. He explored the concept of Gesamtkunstwerk, which combined many forms of art, including the visual, poetic, and musical. He also established the opera house Bayreuth Festspielhaus, which hosted his works The Ring and Parsifal.
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Joyce Carol Oates
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Birthdate: June 16, 1938
Birthplace: Lockport, New York, United States

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Stan Laurel
(Comic Actor Who was Part of The Comedy Duo 'Laurel and Hardy'. and Appeared with His Comedy Partner Oliver Hardy in 107 Short Films)

Stan Laurel
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Birthdate: June 16, 1890
Birthplace: Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Died: February 23, 1965

Comedian Stan Laurel entertained audiences as part of the iconic duo Laurel and Hardy, along with Oliver Hardy, in over 100 films. He began his career with music-hall sketch comedy and worked as an understudy of Charlie Chaplin in Fred Karno's Army. He was known for his trademark bowler hat.

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Gladys Knight
(Singer-Songwriter)

Gladys Knight
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Birthdate: May 28, 1944
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Chris Colfer
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Birthdate: May 27, 1990
Birthplace: Clovis, California, United States

Chris Colfer is an American actor, author, and singer. He achieved international fame for playing Kurt Hummel on the popular television series Glee. Colfer is also known for his philanthropic activities and serves as an inspiration to the LGBT community as he is openly gay. In 2011, he was named in Time's 100 most influential people in the world list.

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Saroo Brierley
(Businessman, Author)

Saroo Brierley
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Birthdate: May 22, 1981
Birthplace: Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, India

Indian-born Australian entrepreneur and author Saroo Brierley was separated from his mother at 5, when he accidentally boarded a train to Howrah station from Burhanpur. He ended up being adopted by an Australian couple. He later found his mother via Google Earth. His autobiography was adapted into the film Lion.

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Rick Riordan
(Author)

Rick Riordan
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Birthdate: June 5, 1964
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States

Rick Riordan is an author whose Percy Jackson & the Olympians series was adapted into a film series. Known for writing books based on the mythologies of various cultures, Riordan's works have been translated into 42 languages. In the US alone, his books have sold over 30 million copies and he is a two-time winner of Mark Twain Award.

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Ken Follett
(Novelist)

Ken Follett
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Birthdate: June 5, 1949
Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales

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Adrienne Barbeau
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Birthdate: June 11, 1945
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States

Adrienne Barbeau is best known for her Theater World Award-winning portrayal of Rizzo in the Broadway musical Grease. Fans also loved her in horror and sci-fi films such as The Fog and Swamp Thing, and as Carol Traynor in the series Maude. She also voiced Catwoman in various Batman series.

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Rosanne Cash
(Singer-songwriter)

Rosanne Cash
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Birthdate: May 24, 1955
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Rosanne Cash is an American singer-songwriter. The daughter of musician Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash followed in the footsteps of her father. Also a humanitarian, Cash supports many charitable organizations like Children, Incorporated, which supports young adults and children. She has also been a board member of an organization called Center To Prevent Youth Violence, which works towards preventing gun violence.

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Joan Collins
(Actress)

Joan Collins
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Birthdate: May 23, 1933
Birthplace: Paddington, London, United Kingdom
Joan Collins, sister of renowned author Jackie Collins, is best known for her Golden Globe-winning role of Alexis Carrington in Dynasty, an iconic soap of the 1980s. She has also written several books, including beauty books, memoirs, and novels. A seasoned theater actor, she also received the DBE and OBE.

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F. Lee Bailey
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Birthdate: June 10, 1933
Birthplace: Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
Died: June 3, 2021

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John Cheever
(Novelist & Short Story Writer)

John Cheever
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Birthdate: May 27, 1912
Birthplace: Quincy
Died: June 18, 1982

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Svetlana Alexievich
(Journalist, Essayist & Oral Historian - The Winner of 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature)

Svetlana Alexievich
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Birthdate: May 31, 1948
Birthplace: Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine

Nobel Prize-winning Belarusian journalist and oral historian Svetlana Alexievich is known for her signature documentary-style novels, which mingle fiction and reporting. Her five-part Voices of Utopia mirrored the lives of people in the Soviet Union. With her writing, she often criticizes the governments of Belarus and the Soviet Union.

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Chris Van Allsburg
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Birthdate: June 18, 1949
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

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Joe Hill
(Novelists)

Joe Hill
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Birthdate: June 4, 1972
Birthplace: Bangor, Maine, United States
Bram Stoker Award-winning author Joseph Hillström King, known by his pseudonym, Joe Hill, has gained famed with his novels such as Heart-Shaped Box and Horns and his short story anthologies such as 20th Century Ghosts and Strange Weather. He has also authored the comic book series Locke & Key.

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Joyce Meyer
(Author)

Joyce Meyer
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Birthdate: June 4, 1943
Birthplace: St. Louis
Charismatic Christian author, televangelist, and motivational speaker Joyce Meyer is the president of Joyce Meyer Ministries. She has written countless self-help and religious books, including The Penny: A Novel. She is also known for her widely broadcast TV program Enjoying Everyday Life. She owns many homes and a private jet.

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Eileen Davidson
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Birthdate: June 15, 1959
Birthplace: Artesia, California, United States

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Christina Crawford
(Author, Actress)

Christina Crawford
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Birthdate: June 11, 1939
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Actor and author Christina Crawford is best known for her memoir Mommie Dearest, which described her relationship with her adoptive mother, movie star Joan Crawford, highlighting the abuse she had been subjected to. It was later adapted into a film. Christina has also appeared in stage productions, films, and series.

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Andy Cohen
(Television Show Host)

Andy Cohen
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Birthdate: June 2, 1968
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
TV producer Andy Cohen is best known as the host and executive producer of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. He is the first openly gay host of a late-night talk show. He hosts Radio Andy and has produced shows such as Top Chef and the Real Housewives franchise.

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Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Birthdate: June 14, 1811
Birthplace: Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
Died: July 1, 1896

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Gilbert K. Chesterton
(One of the Greatest Writers of the 20th Century Best Known as the 'Prince of Paradox')

Gilbert K. Chesterton
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Birthdate: May 29, 1874
Birthplace: Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Died: June 14, 1936

Gilbert K. Chesterton was an English writer, philosopher, and art critic. A prolific writer, he composed around 80 books, hundreds of poems, around 200 short stories, and 4,000 essays. Often referred to as the "prince of paradox", he had as many detractors as he had admirers. He is considered a successor to Victorian authors like Matthew Arnold and John Ruskin.

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Lillian Hellman
(Dramatist and Screenwriter)

Lillian Hellman
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Birthdate: June 20, 1905
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana
Died: June 30, 1984

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Raymond Carver
(Short story writer)

Raymond Carver
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Birthdate: May 25, 1938
Birthplace: Clatskanie, Oregon, United States
Died: August 2, 1988

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Sara Pascoe
(Comedian)

Sara Pascoe
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Birthdate: May 22, 1981
Birthplace: Dagenham, London, England

Born to musician Derek Pascoe, comedian Sara Pascoe was raised by her mother amid poverty after her parents’ divorce. Initially a tour guide, she later stepped into comedy and never looked back. She is known for shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Twenty Twelve.

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Marquis de Sade
(French Writer Whose Perverse Sexual Preferences and Erotic Writings gave Rise to the Term 'Sadism')

Marquis de Sade
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Birthdate: June 2, 1740
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 2, 1814
Marquis de Sade is remembered for his erotic books such as The 120 Days of Sodom. He was known for his peculiar way of deriving sexual pleasure by torturing his victims, now known as “sadism.” He was jailed for several years for sexual abuse against men, women, and children. 

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Tobias Wolff
(Writer)

Tobias Wolff
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Birthdate: June 19, 1945
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States

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Isaiah Berlin
(Philosopher)

Isaiah Berlin
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Birthdate: June 6, 1909
Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
Died: November 5, 1997

British historian and philosopher Isaiah Berlin is best remembered for his concepts of liberal theory and value pluralism. He is also considered a pioneer of intellectual history. Initially a philosophy lecturer, he later deviated to political science. He also penned iconic works such as The Hedgehog and the Fox.

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Randolph Churchill
(Journalist, Member of Parliament for Preston (1940-45))

Randolph Churchill
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Birthdate: May 28, 1911
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 6, 1968

Randolph Churchill was a British journalist and writer. The only son of Sir Winston Churchill, Randolph Churchill followed in the footsteps of his father and became a prominent politician, serving as a member of parliament for Preston. Randolph Churchill was portrayed by famous actors in several TV series and films like Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years and Darkest Hour.