William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare
(Writer)

26 April 1564

British

Emilio EstevezEmilio Estevez
(Actor, Director, Screenwriter)

12 May 1962

American

Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore
(Poet and Author)

07 May 1861

Indian

Niccolò MachiavelliNiccolò Machiavelli
(Political Philosopher)

03 May 1469

Italian

Dante AlighieriDante Alighieri
(Poet)

30 April 1265

Italian

Harper LeeHarper Lee
(Novelist)

28 April 1926

American

Ahmet ZappaAhmet Zappa
(Writer, Actor)

15 May 1974

American

Lisa Brennan-JobsLisa Brennan-Jobs
(Daughter of Steve Jobs)

17 May 1978

American

Michael MooreMichael Moore
(Documentary Filmmaker)

23 April 1954

American

David IckeDavid Icke
(Writer)

29 April 1952

British

Mary WollstonecraftMary Wollstonecraft
(Writer)

27 April 1759

British

Ruskin BondRuskin Bond
(Writer)

19 May 1934

Indian

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Nora EphronNora Ephron
(Screenwriter, Producer, Director)

19 May 1941

American

Vladimir NabokovVladimir Nabokov
(Novelist)

22 April 1899

Swiss,American,Russian

Robert BrowningRobert Browning
(Poet & Playwright)

07 May 1812

British

Phillis Wheatley Phillis Wheatley
(Poet)

08 May 1753

American

Honoré de BalzacHonoré de Balzac
(French Novelist and Playwright)

20 May 1799

French

Daphne du MaurierDaphne du Maurier

13 May 1907

British

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Wayne DyerWayne Dyer
(Self-Help Author and Motivational Speaker)

10 May 1940

American

Alexander PopeAlexander Pope

21 May 1688

British

Omar KhayyamOmar Khayyam
(Mathematician)

18 May 1048

Iranian,Persian

Darcey BussellDarcey Bussell
(Ballerina)

27 April 1969

British

August WilsonAugust Wilson
(American playwright)

27 April 1945

American

Robert OwenRobert Owen

14 May 1771

Welsh

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Naomi KleinNaomi Klein

08 May 1970

Canadian

Jane JacobsJane Jacobs
(Journalist, Author, Activist)

04 May 1916

Canadian

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(Actress)

21 May 1992

American

James DobsonJames Dobson
(Writer)

21 April 1936

American

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03 May 1906

American

Joseph HellerJoseph Heller
(Novelist)

01 May 1923

American

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Benjamin Spock Benjamin Spock
(Pediatrician and Political Activist)

02 May 1903

American

Angela CarterAngela Carter

07 May 1940

British

Henry FieldingHenry Fielding
(Writer)

22 April 1707

British

Romain GaryRomain Gary
(Diplomat)

21 May 1914

French

Joseph AddisonJoseph Addison
(Essayist & Poet)

01 May 1672

British

Adrienne RichAdrienne Rich
(American poet)

16 May 1929

American

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(American man of letters)

08 May 1930

American

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(Writer)

02 May 1859

British

Edward de BonoEdward de Bono
(Author, Consultant)

19 May 1933

Maltese,British

NovalisNovalis
(Philosopher & Poet)

02 May 1772

German

Alphonse DaudetAlphonse Daudet
(Novelist, Short story writer, playwright, poet)

13 May 1840

French

Bernard MalamudBernard Malamud
(American novelist)

26 April 1914

American

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(Journalist, Essayist, Writer, Novelist)

15 May 1890

American

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(Businessman & Self Help Book Author)

04 May 1902

American

Sigrid UndsetSigrid Undset
(Nobel Laureate in Literature)

20 May 1882

Norwegian

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(Science Fiction Author)

26 April 1912

Canadian

H. E. BatesH. E. Bates
(Short Story Writer)

16 May 1905

British

Camilo José CelaCamilo José Cela
(Writer)

11 May 1916

Spanish

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(Poet)

14 May 1935

Salvadoran

Karel Appel Karel Appel
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25 April 1921

Dutch

Christopher MorleyChristopher Morley
(Journalist, Novelist)

05 May 1890

American

Charles SimicCharles Simic
(Poet)

09 May 1938

American

Charlotte BronteCharlotte Bronte
(Novelist)

21 April 1816

British

Assi RahbaniAssi Rahbani
(Composer)

04 May 1923

Lebanese

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(Writer)

10 May 1876

Slovenian

A.C BensonA. C. Benson
(English essayist)

24 April 1862

British

Abraham ValdelomarAbraham Valdelomar
(Narrator)

27 April 1888

Peruvian

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(Author, Socialite, Model)

01 May 1968

American

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(Actress)

17 May 1982

American

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(Writer)

13 May 1968

American

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(Poet)

05 May 1892

Azerbaijani

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(Poet)

27 April 1904

Irish,British

Anna JamesonAnna Jameson
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19 May 1794

British

FishFish
(Singer-songwriter, Actor, Singer, Composer, Poet)

25 April 1958

Scottish

Nathuram GodseNathuram Godse
(Politician, Journalist)

19 May 1910

Indian

Eddie BravoEddie Bravo
(Writer)

15 May 1970

American

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05 May 1813

Danish

Terry PratchettTerry Pratchett
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28 April 1948

British

Amanda PalmerAmanda Palmer
(Singer, Street artist, Composer, Pianist, Musician, Playwright, Blogger, Songwriter)

30 April 1976

American

Leslie JordanLeslie Jordan
(Actor, Playwright, Stage actor, Television actor)

29 April 1955

American

DonovanDonovan
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10 May 1946

British

Jon RonsonJon Ronson
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10 May 1967

British

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21 May 1966

American

Rob BrydonRob Brydon
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03 May 1965

British

Chetan BhagatChetan Bhagat
(Writer, Screenwriter)

22 April 1974

Indian