Writers Whose First Name Starts With O

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Discover the famous writers whose name starts with O. The list includes people like Oscar Wilde, Osamu Dazai, Octavia Butler, O. Henry, Ovid and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. This list of writers whose names start with O includes people from United States, Germany, England, Russia and other countries all over the world.
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 1 
Oscar Wilde
(One of the Greatest Playwrights of the 'Victorian Era')
Oscar Wilde
61
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 16, 1854
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: November 30, 1900
 2 
O. Henry
(Short Story Writer)
O. Henry
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 11, 1862
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Greensboro, North Carolina
Died: June 5, 1910
 3 
Omar Khayyam
(Mathematician)
Omar Khayyam
19
Birthdate: May 18, 1048
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nishapur, Khorasan, Iran
Died: December 4, 1131
 4 
Olaudah Equiano
(Anti Slavery Activist)
Olaudah Equiano
7
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 1745 AD
Birthplace: Igboland
Died: March 31, 1797
 5 
Osamu Dazai
(Author)
Osamu Dazai
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 19, 1909
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kanagi, Aomori, Goshogawara, Aomori Prefecture, Japan
Died: June 13, 1948
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 6 
Ossie Davis
(Former actor who appeared in films with wife Ruby Dee)
Ossie Davis
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 18, 1917
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cogdell, Georgia, United States
Died: February 4, 2005
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 7 
Ovid
(Poet)
Ovid
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 20, 0043
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sulmo, Italy, Roman Republic
Died: 0017 AD
 8 
Octavia Butler
(American Author Known for Her Science Fiction Novels)
Octavia Butler
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 22, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States
Died: February 24, 2006
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 9 
Osamu Tezuka
(Film director, Film producer, Mangaka, Animator, Physician, Writer, Designer, Screenwriter)
Osamu Tezuka
2
Birthdate: November 3, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toyonaka
Died: February 9, 1989
 10 
Octavio Paz
(Writer, Poet, Diplomat and Noble Prize Laureate)
Octavio Paz
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 31, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: April 19, 1998
 11 
Omarosa Manigault
12
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Youngstown, Ohio, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 12 
Orhan Pamuk
(Turkish Novelist and Recipient of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Orhan Pamuk
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 7, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 13 
Ogden Nash
9
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 19, 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: March 19, 1971
 14 
Oliver Goldsmith
(Anglo-Irish Novelist, Playwright, Dramatist and Poet)
Oliver Goldsmith
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 10, 1728
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: County Longford, Ireland
Died: April 4, 1774
 15 
Olympe de Gouges
(French Playwright, Political Activist, and Advocate for Women's Rights)
Olympe de Gouges
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 7, 1748
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montauban, France
Died: November 3, 1793
 16 
Olivia Olson
(Actress)
Olivia Olson
7
Birthdate: May 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 17 
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
(Physician & Poet)
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 29, 1809
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 7, 1894
 18 
Oscar Micheaux
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 2, 1884
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Metropolis, Illinois, United States
Died: March 25, 1951
 19 
Oscar Acosta
(Attorney, Author)
Oscar Acosta
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 8, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, United States
Died: 1974 AD
 20 
Olivera Ćirković
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 3, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 21 
Otto Strasser
(Journalist, Politician, Writer)
Otto Strasser
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 10, 1897
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bad Windsheim
Died: August 27, 1974
 22 
Oskar Kokoschka
(Artist, Poet and Playwright)
Oskar Kokoschka
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 1, 1886
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pöchlarn, Austria
Died: February 22, 1980
 23 
Otto Weininger
(Philosopher, Writer, Psychologist)
Otto Weininger
0
Birthdate: April 3, 1880
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: October 4, 1903
 24 
Orison Swett Marden
(Inspirational Author)
Orison Swett Marden
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1850 AD
Birthplace: New England
Died: 1924 AD
 25 
Owen Barfield
(Philosopher, Writer)
Owen Barfield
0
Birthdate: November 9, 1898
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London
Died: December 14, 1997
 26 
Oliver Parker
(Director, screenwriter known for writing and directing the film adaptations of Shakespeare's Othello (1995) and Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest (2002))
Oliver Parker
0
Birthdate: September 6, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Plymouth, Devon, England
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 27 
Olive Schreiner
0
Listed In:
Birthdate: March 24, 1855
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lesotho
Died: December 11, 1920
 28 
Olivia Harrison
(Author and Film Producer and the Widow of Musician George Harrison of 'The Beatles')
Olivia Harrison
5
Birthdate: May 18, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
 29 
Ödön von Horváth
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 9, 1901
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rijeka, Croatia
Died: June 1, 1938
 30 
Ōkawa Shūmei
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 6, 1886
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yamagata, Japan
Died: December 24, 1957
 31 
Olga Tokarczuk
(Polish Writer Best Known for Her Novel 'Flights' and Winner of 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Olga Tokarczuk
6
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 29, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sulechów, Poland
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
 32 
Og Mandino
(Author)
Og Mandino
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 12, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Framingham, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 3, 1996
 33 
Olivia Manning
(Novelist)
Olivia Manning
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 2, 1908
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Died: July 23, 1980
 34 
Oliver Onions
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 13, 1873
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bradford, Yorkshire, England
Died: April 9, 1961
 35 
Octave Mirbeau
(Novelist)
Octave Mirbeau
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 16, 1848
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Trévières, France
Died: February 16, 1917
 36 
Oscar Hijuelos
(Novelist known for his second novel, The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, received the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)
Oscar Hijuelos
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 24, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: October 12, 2013
 37 
Ouida
(Novelist)
Ouida
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 1, 1839
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bury Saint Edmunds, England
Died: January 25, 1908
 38 
Odo of Cluny
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0880 AD
Birthplace: Le Mans, France
Died: November 18, 0942
 39 
Omar Suleiman
(He is the Founder and President of Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research)
Omar Suleiman
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1986 AD
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
 40 
Okakura Kakuzō
(Art critic)
Okakura Kakuzō
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 14, 1862
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yokohama, Japan
Died: September 2, 1913
 41 
Olaf Stapledon
(British Philosopher and Author of Science Fiction)
Olaf Stapledon
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 10, 1886
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Seacombe, Wallasey, Cheshire, England
Died: September 6, 1950
 42 
Ousmane Sembène
(Senegalese film director)
Ousmane Sembène
1
Birthdate: January 1, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ziguinchor, Casamance, Senegal
Died: June 9, 2007
 43 
Owen Wister
(Novelist)
Owen Wister
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 14, 1860
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 21, 1938
 44 
Orderic Vitalis
(English Chronicler and Benedictine Monk Who Wrote One of the Great Contemporary Chronicles of 11th and 12th-Century)
Orderic Vitalis
0
Birthdate: February 16, 1075
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: near Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England
Died: 1142 AD
 45 
Ola Rotimi
(One of the Most Important Playwrights of Nigeria)
Ola Rotimi
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 13, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ilesa, Nigeria
Died: August 18, 2000
Oliver St. John Gogarty
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 17, 1878
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Parnell Square West, Dublin, Ireland
Died: September 22, 1957
 47 
Olaus Magnus
(Writer)
Olaus Magnus
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1490
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Skänninge, Sweden
Died: August 1, 1557
 48 
Owen Lattimore
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 29, 1900
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: May 31, 1989
 49 
Orestes Brownson
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 16, 1803
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stockbridge, Vermont, United States
Died: April 17, 1876
 50 
Otto von Guericke
(Scientist and politician who established the physics of vacuums and discovered an experimental method for clearly demonstrating electrostatic repulsion.)
Otto von Guericke
1
Birthdate: November 30, 1602
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Magdeburg, Germany
Died: May 21, 1686