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Dr. Seuss
(Children's Author And Illustrator)
Dr. Seuss
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Birthdate: March 2, 1904
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 24, 1991

Dr. Seuss was an American children's author, illustrator, and political cartoonist. He is credited with writing some of the most famous children's books ever, including The Cat in the Hat. His works were translated into over 20 languages and sold more than 600 million copies by the time of his death. Many of his creations were adapted into animated cartoons.

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W. E. B. Du Bois
(Civil Rights Activists)
W. E. B. Du Bois
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Birthdate: February 23, 1868
Birthplace: Great Barrington, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 27, 1963

W. E. B. Du Bois was an American civil rights activist, sociologist, and Pan-Africanist. Du Bois played an instrumental role in fighting for full civil rights for people of color around the world. A co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Du Bois also played an important role as the leader of the Niagara Movement.

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Victor Hugo
(French Writer of the Romantic Movement Best Known for His Novel 'Les Misérables' and Play 'Ruy Blas')
Victor Hugo
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Birthdate: February 26, 1802
Birthplace: Besançon, Doubs, France
Died: May 22, 1885

Victor Hugo was a French poet, dramatist, and novelist of the Romantic movement. Regarded as one of the best-known and greatest French writers of all time, Victor Hugo wrote abundantly during his career that spanned over six decades. Thanks to his works, such as Hernani and Cromwell, Victor Hugo was one of the leading figures of the Romantic literary movement.

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David Foster Wallace
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Birthdate: February 21, 1962
Birthplace: Ithaca, New York, United States
Died: September 12, 2008

David Foster Wallace was an American author who is regarded as one of the most innovative and influential writers of the past 20 years. His best-known work, Infinite Jest, was named one of the best English-language novels between 1923 and 2005 by Time magazine. Wallace continues to serve as an inspiration to writers like Darin Strauss and George Saunders.

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez
(Nobel Prize Winner in Literature)
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Birthdate: March 6, 1927
Birthplace: Aracataca, Colombia
Died: April 17, 2014

Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, also known as “Gabo,” is remembered as one of the most prominent figures of the magic realism literary style. His novels One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera have achieved cult status. He previously worked as a journalist.

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Jack Kerouac
(Novelist and Poet Best Known for His Novels: ‘On the Road', ‘The Dharma Bums’ and ‘Big Sur’)
Jack Kerouac
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Birthdate: March 12, 1922
Birthplace: Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 21, 1969
Jack Kerouac is remembered as a prominent figure of the Beat Generation. His works, consisting of several novels and poems, with their focus on spirituality, drugs, travel, sex, and jazz, paved the way for the hippie movement. He is best known for his pathbreaking novel On the Road
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Douglas Adams
(Author of the BBC Radio Comedy Series "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy")
Douglas Adams
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Birthdate: March 11, 1952
Birthplace: Cambridge, England
Died: May 11, 2001

English author, screenwriter, and essayist, Douglas Adams, is most remembered for his comedy science fiction series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. As a screenwriter, he wrote two stories for the TV series Doctor Who. He advocated for environmentalism and spoke about environmental issues in his non-fiction radio series Last Chance to See.

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Philip Roth
(Novelist)
Philip Roth
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Birthdate: March 19, 1933
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: May 22, 2018

Philip Roth was a novelist and short-story writer best remembered for creating the fictional character Nathan Zuckerman, who featured in many of his novels. The recipient of the 1997 Pulitzer Prize, he also received the inaugural Franz Kafka Prize. Roth was one of the most awarded American writers of his generation. Born a Jew, he became an atheist later on.

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W. H. Auden
(One of the Greatest Authors of 20th Century)
W. H. Auden
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Birthdate: February 21, 1907
Birthplace: York, England, United Kingdom
Died: September 29, 1973

W. H. Auden was an Anglo-American poet. His poetry was noted for its technical achievement and versatility. He wrote poems on love, political and social themes, and cultural and psychological themes. Throughout his career, Auden was both influential and controversial. His personal life also attracted attention as he had sexual relationships with men, which was unusual at the time.

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Henrik Ibsen
(Norwegian-Danish Playwright and Theatre Director)
Henrik Ibsen
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Birthdate: March 20, 1828
Birthplace: Skien, Telemark, Norway
Died: May 23, 1906

Henrik Ibsen was a Norwegian theatre director and playwright. One of the most influential and popular playwrights of his generation, Ibsen is credited with co-founding modernism in theatre, for which he is often called the father of realism. After William Shakespeare, Henrik Ibsen is the world's most often performed dramatist. His works have influenced other playwrights like George Bernard Shaw.

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Wilfred Owen
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Birthdate: March 18, 1893
Birthplace: Oswestry
Died: November 4, 1918

Wilfred Owen was an English soldier and poet. One of the most important poets during World War I, Owen wrote about the horrors of gas warfare. His life and career inspired a docudrama titled Wilfred Owen: A Remembrance Tale where he was portrayed by Samuel Barnett. In 1989, the Wilfred Owen Association was established to commemorate his life and poetry.

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(First American poet to translate Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Birthdate: February 27, 1807
Birthplace: Portland, Maine, United States
Died: March 24, 1882
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Tom Wolfe
(American author)
Tom Wolfe
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Birthdate: March 2, 1931
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Died: March 14, 2018
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William Gibson
(Science-Fiction Writer Known for His Novel ‘Neuromancer’ and a Pinoeer of 'Cyberpunk' Genre)
William Gibson
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Birthdate: March 17, 1948
Birthplace: Conway, South Carolina, United States

William Gibson is an American-Canadian essayist and speculative fiction writer. He is widely credited with pioneering cyberpunk, a science fiction subgenre. His early works, which he produced during the late-1970s and early-1980s, helped create an iconography for the information age even before the dawn of the Internet in the 1990s. William Gibson is also credited with coining the term cyberspace.

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(English poet of the Victorian era, best known for her 'Sonnets From the Portuguese' and 'Aurora Leigh.)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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Birthdate: March 6, 1806
Birthplace: Kelloe, Durham, England
Died: June 29, 1861
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Michelangelo
(Regarded as the Most Accomplished Artist of His Era (High Renaissance))
Michelangelo
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Birthdate: March 6, 1475
Birthplace: Caprese Michelangelo, Italy
Died: February 18, 1564

Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet Michelangelo was a prominent figure of the High Renaissance. He is credited to have influenced the Western art in unprecedented ways. He is widely regarded as the greatest artist of his age and one of the greatest artists of all time. He was equally revered and respected as an architect.

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Samuel Pepys
(Member of Parliament)
Samuel Pepys
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Birthdate: February 23, 1633
Birthplace: London, England
Died: May 26, 1703
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Lauren Graham
(Actress and Author Best Known for Her Role as ‘Lorelai Gilmore’ in the TV Series ‘Gilmore Girls’)
Lauren Graham
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Birthdate: March 16, 1967
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Lauren Graham is an American actress popular for playing Lorelai Gilmore in the famous television series, Gilmore Girls. Apart from being an actress, Lauren Graham is also an author and has published a couple of books, including a memoir. Also known for her beauty, Lauren has graced the cover of magazines like Health, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Parade, and Self.

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John Steinbeck
(American Writer and Winner of the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature)
John Steinbeck
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Birthdate: February 27, 1902
Birthplace: Salinas, California, United States
Died: December 20, 1968

Famous for his novels The Grapes of Wrath and Tortilla Flat, John Ernst Steinbeck was noted for his sympathy for the plight of workers in his books. The Nobel laureate, who said he did not deserve the prize, authored 33 books, some of which were best sellers during his time. His books were also adapted into films.

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Chelsea Peretti
(Actress and Comedian Best Known for Her Role as ‘Gina Linetti’ in the Comedy Series ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’)
Chelsea Peretti
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Birthdate: February 20, 1978
Birthplace: Contra Costa County, California, United States
Best known as Gina Linetti from Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Chelsea Peretti has also performed as part of the comedy troupe Variety SHAC. She has written for The Huffington Post, founded by her brother, and for magazines such as Playgirl and Jest. She has also released an EP and launched a podcast.
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AJ Lee
(Retired Professional Wrestler and Executive Producer for WOW – Women of Wrestling)
AJ Lee
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Birthdate: March 19, 1987
Birthplace: Union City, New Jersey, United States
April Jeanette Mendez, better known by her ring name AJ Lee, is best known for her stint with WWE. She is a three-time Divas champion and won the Slammy Award for Diva of the Year twice. She has also written a bestselling memoir and is also quite popular on Instagram.
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Tony Robbins
(American Motivational Speaker, Author and Businessman)
Tony Robbins
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Birthdate: February 29, 1960
Birthplace: North Hollywood, California, United States
Named one of Accenture’s Top 50 Business Intellectuals, motivational speaker, author, and philanthropist Tony Robbins is best known for books such as Awaken the Giant Within. His workshop Unleash The Power Within features a fire-walking exercise. He owns the Anthony Robbins Foundation and co-owns the Robbins-Madanes Center for Intervention.
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Jeff Daniels
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Birthdate: February 19, 1955
Birthplace: Athens, Georgia, United States

Jeff Daniels is an American actor, playwright, and musician. Over the years, Daniels has played an influential role in the American entertainment business. In 1991, Daniels founded a not-for-profit organization called The Purple Rose Theatre Company, which offers an attractive apprenticeship program for youngsters looking for a career in theatre.

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Teresa Palmer
(Actress, Model and Film Producer)
Teresa Palmer
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Birthdate: February 26, 1986
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
Teresa Palmer is best known for her roles in movies such as The Choice, Lights Out, I Am Number Four, and The Grudge 2. She worked in malls and wished to work in animal welfare, before being scouted by an agent. Her first full-fledged film, 2:37, was featured at Cannes.
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Christopher Marlowe
(Playwright, Poet)
Christopher Marlowe
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Birthdate: February 26, 1564
Birthplace: Canterbury, Kent, England
Died: May 30, 1593

English playwright, poet, and translator, Christopher Marlowe, was one of the major literary figures of the Elizabethan era. It is believed that he greatly influenced his contemporary William Shakespeare. He led a troubled life and died young under mysterious circumstances. Despite his early death, he is regarded as one of the foremost dramatists of the 16th century London.  

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Chaz Bono
(American Actor, Writer and Son of Entertainers Sonny Bono and Cher)
Chaz Bono
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Birthdate: March 4, 1969
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Born to famous entertainers, Sonny and Cher Bono, actor Chaz Bono made his first television appearance in his parents’ show. Later, he pursued a musical career with a band named Ceremony. A lesbian, he underwent a female-to-male gender transition and created a documentary Becoming Chaz about his experience. He has also authored books and featured in films and television projects.

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Sophie Hunter
(Theatre Director)
Sophie Hunter
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Birthdate: March 16, 1978
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London

Sophie Hunter is an English playwright, opera director, and former performer. She is credited with co-founding and popularizing a theatre company called Boileroom, which was honored with the Samuel Theatre Trust Award in 2007 for its play The Terrific Electric, which marked Sophie Hunter's directorial debut.

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Edward Albee
(Playwright)
Edward Albee
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Birthdate: March 12, 1928
Birthplace: Virginia, United States
Died: September 16, 2016
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Ralph Waldo Ellison
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Birthdate: March 1, 1914
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Died: April 16, 1994
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Common
(Rapper)
Common
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Birthdate: March 13, 1972
Birthplace: South Side, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Dave Eggers
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Birthdate: March 12, 1970
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dave Eggers is an American writer, publisher, and editor. He is credited with founding a non-profit publishing house named McSweeney's Publishing and a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization called ScholarMatch. Eggers is also credited with co-founding other non-profit organizations like 826 Valencia and Voice of Witness. His novels A Hologram for the King and The Circle have been adapted into movies.

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Penn Jillette
(American Magician, Author and One Half of the Magician Duo 'Penn & Teller')
Penn Jillette
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Birthdate: March 5, 1955
Birthplace: Greenfield, Massachusetts, United States
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Lois Lowry
(Writer)
Lois Lowry
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Birthdate: March 20, 1937
Birthplace: Honolulu Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Edna St. Vincent Millay
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Birthdate: February 22, 1892
Birthplace: Rockland, Maine, United States
Died: October 19, 1950
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Ralph Nader
(American Lawyer and Politician Known for His Involvement in Consumer Protection and Environmentalism)
Ralph Nader
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Birthdate: February 27, 1934
Birthplace: Winsted, Connecticut, United States
Ralph Nader’s book Unsafe at Any Speed was his critique of the safety measures of U.S. automobile manufacturers. His activism has led to the passage of acts such as the Consumer Product Safety Act. One of Time’s 100 Most Influential Americans, he inspired the documentary An Unreasonable Man
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Chuck Palahniuk
(Journalist and Novelist Best Known for His Books: ‘Fight Club’, ‘Choke’, ‘Rant’ and ‘Invisible Monsters’)
Chuck Palahniuk
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Birthdate: February 21, 1962
Birthplace: Pasco, Washington, United States

Freelance journalist and author Chuck Palahniuk specializes in what he calls transgressional fiction. His popular novel Fight Club was adapted into a film starring Brad Pitt and also won awards such as the Oregon Book Award for Best Novel. Though critics call his books nihilistic, he himself calls them romantic.

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Nikos Kazantzakis
(One of the Most Important Figures of Modern Greek Literature, Best Known for His Work 'Zorba the Greek')
Nikos Kazantzakis
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Birthdate: March 2, 1883
Birthplace: Heraklion, Greece
Died: October 26, 1957

Nikos Kazantzakis was a Greek writer whose works earned him nine nominations for the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature. Regarded as a giant of modern Greek literature, Kazantzakis achieved international fame when his works, such as The Life And Times Of Alexis Zorba and The Last Temptation of Christ, were adapted into feature films. 

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James Doohan
(Screenwriter, Television actor, Film actor, Actor, Novelist, Science fiction writer)
James Doohan
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Birthdate: March 3, 1920
Birthplace: Vancouver
Died: July 20, 2005

Canadian actor James Doohan was initially a soldier in the Canadian army and had even sustained injuries in World War II. He later soared to fame with his Saturn Award-nominated role of Montgomery Scott in the Star Trek film and TV franchise. He also voiced the character in various video games.

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Carson McCullers
(American novelist)
Carson McCullers
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Birthdate: February 19, 1917
Birthplace: Columbus, Georgia, USA
Died: September 29, 1967
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Matthew Vaughn
(Screenwriter, Film director, Film producer, Writer)
Matthew Vaughn
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Birthdate: March 7, 1971
Birthplace: London
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Rachel Dratch
(Actress, Comedian and Writer Known for Her Role in the TV Show ‘Saturday Night Live’)
Rachel Dratch
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Birthdate: February 22, 1966
Birthplace: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Rachel Dratch is an American actress, writer, and comedian. She established herself as a comedian after appearing on Saturday Night Live (SNL), where she played several recurring characters from 1999 to 2006. A multi-talented individual, Rachel Dratch released her autobiographical audiobook titled Girl Walks Into a Bar in 2012.

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Pier Paolo Pasolini
(Italian Filmmaker Known for His Radical Methods, Overtly Political and Often Scandalous Content)
Pier Paolo Pasolini
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Birthdate: March 5, 1922
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: November 2, 1975

Noted film director and actor Pier Paolo Pasolini had already gained fame as a poet and author before stepping into the entertainment industry. The openly gay filmmaker was known for his usage of non-professional actors and themes of sexuality. His brutal murder remains to be a controversial topic.

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Anais Nin
(French-Born American Novelist, Diarist and Short Story Writer)
Anais Nin
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Birthdate: February 21, 1903
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, Paris, France
Died: January 14, 1977

French-Cuban-American diarist, essayist, and novelist Anais Nin wrote several volumes of journals, erotica, novels, critical studies, essays, and short stories. Her journals and diaries are among her most studied works. She had a deep interest in psychoanalysis and studied it extensively with René Allendy and Otto Rank. Critics consider her one of the finest writers of female erotica.

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Peaches Geldof
(British Model, Television Personality and Writer for the UK Edition of ‘Elle Girl’ Magazine)
Peaches Geldof
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Birthdate: March 13, 1989
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England
Died: April 7, 2014
Peaches Geldof, daughter of singer Bob Geldof and TV presenter Paula Yates, wrote for publications such as Elle Girl and The Guardian. She later presented her own TV shows, such as Peaches Geldof: Teen America, and modeled. Geldof was a Scientologist. She died of a heroin overdose at age 25.
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Gavin MacLeod
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Birthdate: February 28, 1931
Birthplace: Mount Kisco, New York, United States
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Shreya Ghoshal
(Singer, Writer, Actor, Composer)
Shreya Ghoshal
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Birthdate: March 12, 1984
Birthplace: Durgapur

National Award-winning singer Shreya Ghoshal grew up in Rajasthan and later moved to Mumbai, where her electrical engineer father was posted. After gaining attention with the talent show Sa Re Ga Ma, the classically trained artist was catapulted to fame with her playback singing in Devdas, and never looked back.

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Anthony Burgess
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Birthdate: February 25, 1917
Birthplace: Harpurhey, Lancashire, England
Died: November 22, 1993
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Ovid
(Poet)
Ovid
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Birthdate: March 20, 0043
Birthplace: Sulmo, Italy, Roman Republic
Died: 0017 AD

Roman poet Publius Ovidius Naso, better known as Ovid, lived during the rule of Augustus. He is held at par with Latin legends Virgil and Horace. Remembered for his mythological masterpiece the Metamorphoses, a 15-book Latin poem, he spent his final years exiled in a city on the Black Sea.

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Daniel Handler
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Birthdate: February 28, 1970
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
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Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Ufologist, Writer)
Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
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Birthdate: March 14, 1978
Birthplace: Lucerne, Switzerland

Best known for his History Channel show Ancient Aliens, Swiss ufologist Giorgio A. Tsoukalos is a major supporter of the Ancient Astronaut Theory. One of the few people to have conducted alien-related expeditions to remote areas of the Earth, he was, surprisingly, a bodybuilding promoter in his early days.