Writers Whose First Name Starts With O

Discover the famous writers whose name starts with O. The list includes people like Oscar Wilde, Osamu Dazai, Octavia Butler, O. Henry, Orson Bean 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

Oscar Wilde
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet, Playwright
Birthdate: October 16, 1854
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Westland Row, Dublin, Ireland
Died: November 30, 1900

 2 Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 3 O. Henry

O. Henry
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Short Story Writer
Birthdate: September 11, 1862
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Greensboro, North Carolina
Died: June 5, 1910

 4 Omar Khayyam

Omar Khayyam
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Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: May 18, 1048
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nishapur, Khorasan, Iran
Died: December 4, 1131

 5 Orson Bean

Orson Bean
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 22, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Burlington, Vermont, United States
Died: February 7, 2020
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 6 Olaudah Equiano

Olaudah Equiano
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Anti Slavery Activist
Birthdate: 1745 AD
Birthplace: Igboland
Died: March 31, 1797

 7 Ovid

Ovid
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 20, 0043
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sulmo, Italy, Roman Republic
Died: 0017 AD
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 8 Osamu Dazai

Osamu Dazai
2
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: June 19, 1909
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kanagi, Aomori, Goshogawara, Aomori Prefecture, Japan
Died: June 13, 1948
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 9 Octavia Butler

Octavia Butler
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Science fiction author
Birthdate: June 22, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States
Died: February 24, 2006

 10 Ossie Davis

Ossie Davis
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Former actor who appeared in films with wife Ruby Dee
Birthdate: December 18, 1917
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cogdell, Georgia, United States
Died: February 4, 2005
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 11 Omarosa Manigault

Omarosa Manigault
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Writers
Birthdate: February 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Youngstown, Ohio, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 12 Olivia Olson

Olivia Olson
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 13 Osamu Tezuka

Osamu Tezuka
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Famous As: Film director, Film producer, Mangaka, Animator, Physician, Writer, Designer, Screenwriter
Birthdate: November 3, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toyonaka
Died: February 9, 1989

 14 Orhan Pamuk

Orhan Pamuk
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 7, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 15 Octavio Paz

Octavio Paz
2
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer, Poet, Diplomat and Noble Prize Laureate
Birthdate: March 31, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: April 19, 1998

 16 Olympe de Gouges

Olympe de Gouges
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Playwright
Birthdate: May 7, 1748
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montauban, France
Died: November 3, 1793

 17 Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: November 10, 1728
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: County Longford, Ireland
Died: April 4, 1774

 18 Ogden Nash

Ogden Nash
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: August 19, 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: March 19, 1971

 19 Olga Tokarczuk

Olga Tokarczuk
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 29, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sulechów, Poland
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)

 20 Oja Kodar

Oja Kodar
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1941 AD
Birthplace: Dubrava kraj Zagreba, Croatia, Yugoslavia [now Croatia]

 21 Oscar Acosta

Oscar Acosta
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Attorney, Author
Birthdate: April 8, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, United States
Died: 1974 AD

 22 Oscar Micheaux

Oscar Micheaux
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: January 2, 1884
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Metropolis, Illinois, United States
Died: March 25, 1951

 23 Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Physician & Poet
Birthdate: August 29, 1809
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 7, 1894

 24 Otto Strasser

Otto Strasser
1
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Journalist, Politician, Writer
Birthdate: September 10, 1897
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bad Windsheim
Died: August 27, 1974

 25 Olivia Harrison

Olivia Harrison
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: May 18, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

 26 Olivera Ćirković

Olivera Ćirković
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 3, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 27 Orison Swett Marden

Orison Swett Marden
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Inspirational Author
Birthdate: 1850 AD
Birthplace: New England
Died: 1924 AD

 28 Owen Barfield

Owen Barfield
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Famous As: Philosopher, Writer
Birthdate: November 9, 1898
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London
Died: December 14, 1997

 29 Ousmane Sembène

Ousmane Sembène
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Famous As: Senegalese film director
Birthdate: January 1, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ziguinchor, Casamance, Senegal
Died: June 9, 2007

 30 Olive Schreiner

Olive Schreiner
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Listed In:
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 24, 1855
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lesotho
Died: December 11, 1920

 31 Ōkawa Shūmei

Ōkawa Shūmei
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: December 6, 1886
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yamagata, Japan
Died: December 24, 1957

 32 O. N. V. Kurup

O. N. V. Kurup
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter
Birthdate: May 27, 1931
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chavara
Died: February 13, 2016

 33 Oskar Kokoschka

Oskar Kokoschka
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Artist, Poet and Playwright
Birthdate: March 1, 1886
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pöchlarn, Austria
Died: February 22, 1980

 34 Omar Suleiman

Omar Suleiman
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: He is the Founder and President of Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research
Birthdate: 1986 AD
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

 35 Oliver Parker

Oliver Parker
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Famous As: Director, screenwriter known for writing and directing the film adaptations of Shakespeare's Othello (1995) and Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
Birthdate: September 6, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Plymouth, Devon, England
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 36 Oz Clarke

Oz Clarke
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: television presenter
Birthdate: 1949 AD
Birthplace: United Kingdom

 37 Otto Weininger

Otto Weininger
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Famous As: Philosopher, Writer, Psychologist
Birthdate: April 3, 1880
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: October 4, 1903

 38 Oscar Hijuelos

Oscar Hijuelos
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist known for his second novel, The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, received the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Birthdate: August 24, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: October 12, 2013

 39 Okakura Kakuzō

Okakura Kakuzō
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Art critic
Birthdate: February 14, 1862
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yokohama, Japan
Died: September 2, 1913

 40 Odysseas Elytis

Odysseas Elytis
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: November 2, 1911
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Heraklion, Greece
Died: March 18, 1996

 41 Odoric of Pordenone

Odoric of Pordenone
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Missionary
Birthdate: 1286 AD
Birthplace: Pordenone, Italy
Died: January 14, 1331

 42 Otto von Guericke

Otto von Guericke
1
Famous As: Scientist and politician who established the physics of vacuums and discovered an experimental method for clearly demonstrating electrostatic repulsion.
Birthdate: November 30, 1602
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Magdeburg, Germany
Died: May 21, 1686

 43 Oliver St. John Gogarty

Oliver St. John Gogarty
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: August 17, 1878
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Parnell Square West, Dublin, Ireland
Died: September 22, 1957

 44 Oodgeroo Noonuccal

Oodgeroo Noonuccal
0
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Political activist, artist and educator, who campaigned for Aboriginal rights
Birthdate: November 3, 1920
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: North Stradbroke Island, Australia
Died: September 16, 1993

 45 Orestes Brownson

Orestes Brownson
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 16, 1803
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stockbridge, Vermont, United States
Died: April 17, 1876

 46 Otto F. Kernberg

Otto F. Kernberg
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Famous As: Psychiatrist, Psychanalyst, University teacher, Non-fiction writer, Psychologist
Birthdate: September 10, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vienna

 47 Ödön von Horváth

Ödön von Horváth
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: December 9, 1901
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rijeka, Croatia
Died: June 1, 1938

 48 Olga Lengyel

Olga Lengyel
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 19, 1908
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Transylvania
Died: April 15, 2001

 49 Olivia Goldsmith

Olivia Goldsmith
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: January 1, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dumont, New Jersey, United States
Died: January 15, 2004

 50 Octave Mirbeau

Octave Mirbeau
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: February 16, 1848
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Trévières, France
Died: February 16, 1917