William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare
(Writer)

23 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

Darcey BussellDarcey Bussell
(Ballerina)

27 April 1969

British

Dante AlighieriDante Alighieri
(Poet)

30 April 1265

Italian

David IckeDavid Icke
(Writer)

29 April 1952

British

Michael MooreMichael Moore
(Documentary Filmmaker)

23 April 1954

American

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

17 May 1978

American

Harper LeeHarper Lee
(Novelist)

28 April 1926

American

Ruskin BondRuskin Bond
(Writer)

19 May 1934

Indian

Nora EphronNora Ephron
(Screenwriter, Producer, Director)

19 May 1941

American

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Mary WollstonecraftMary Wollstonecraft
(Writer)

27 April 1759

British

Ahmet ZappaAhmet Zappa
(Writer, Actor)

15 May 1974

American

Vladimir NabokovVladimir Nabokov
(Novelist)

22 April 1899

Swiss,American,Russian

Alexander PopeAlexander Pope

21 May 1688

British

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

10 May 1940

American

Daphne du MaurierDaphne du Maurier

13 May 1907

British

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Honoré de BalzacHonoré de Balzac
(French Novelist and Playwright)

20 May 1799

French

Phillis Wheatley Phillis Wheatley
(Poet)

08 May 1753

American

Robert BrowningRobert Browning
(Poet & Playwright)

07 May 1812

British

Omar KhayyamOmar Khayyam
(Mathematician)

18 May 1048

Iranian,Persian

August WilsonAugust Wilson
(American playwright)

27 April 1945

American

Robert OwenRobert Owen

14 May 1771

Welsh

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Jane JacobsJane Jacobs
(Journalist, Author, Activist)

04 May 1916

Canadian

Naomi KleinNaomi Klein

08 May 1970

Canadian

Anna Roosevelt HalstedAnna Roosevelt Halsted
(Writer, Editor)

03 May 1906

American

Benjamin Spock Benjamin Spock
(Pediatrician and Political Activist)

02 May 1903

American

Henry FieldingHenry Fielding
(Writer)

22 April 1707

British

Angela CarterAngela Carter

07 May 1940

British

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Joseph HellerJoseph Heller
(Novelist)

01 May 1923

American

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

Jerome K. JeromeJerome K. Jerome
(Writer)

02 May 1859

British

Gary SnyderGary Snyder
(American man of letters)

08 May 1930

American

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Edward de BonoEdward de Bono
(Author, Consultant)

19 May 1933

Maltese,British

A. E. van VogtA. E. van Vogt
(Science Fiction Author)

26 April 1912

Canadian

NovalisNovalis
(Philosopher & Poet)

02 May 1772

German

W Clement StoneW. Clement Stone
(Businessman & Self Help Book Author)

04 May 1902

American

Katherine Anne PorterKatherine Anne Porter
(Journalist, Essayist, Writer, Novelist)

15 May 1890

American

Bernard MalamudBernard Malamud
(American novelist)

26 April 1914

American

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

13 May 1840

French

Sigrid UndsetSigrid Undset
(Nobel Laureate in Literature)

20 May 1882

Norwegian

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

16 May 1905

British

Camilo José CelaCamilo José Cela
(Writer)

11 May 1916

Spanish

Ivan CankarIvan Cankar
(Writer)

10 May 1876

Slovenian

Assi RahbaniAssi Rahbani
(Composer)

04 May 1923

Lebanese

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Christopher MorleyChristopher Morley
(Journalist, Novelist)

05 May 1890

American

Karel Appel Karel Appel
(Painter, Sculptor, Poet)

25 April 1921

Dutch

Roque DaltonRoque Dalton
(Poet)

14 May 1935

Salvadoran

Charlotte BronteCharlotte Bronte
(Novelist)

21 April 1816

British

Charles SimicCharles Simic
(Poet)

09 May 1938

American

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

24 April 1862

British

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Kelly KillorenKelly Killoren
(Author, Socialite, Model)

01 May 1968

American

Abraham ValdelomarAbraham Valdelomar
(Narrator)

27 April 1888

Peruvian

Elizabeth Ann HanksElizabeth Ann Hanks
(Actress)

17 May 1982

American

Monique TruongMonique Truong
(Writer)

13 May 1968

American

Ahmad JavadAhmad Javad
(Poet)

05 May 1892

Azerbaijani

C. Day LewisC. Day Lewis
(Poet)

27 April 1904

Irish,British

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(Writer, Women Rights Activist)

19 May 1794

British

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

25 April 1958

Scottish

Saadat Hasan MantoSaadat Hasan Manto
(Screenwriter, Journalist, Writer)

11 May 1912

Indian,Pakistani

Nathuram GodseNathuram Godse
(Politician, Journalist)

19 May 1910

Indian

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

29 April 1955

American

Søren KierkegaardSøren Kierkegaard
(Philosopher, Theologian, Poet, Writer, Novelist, Literary critic)

05 May 1813

Danish

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Lisa EdelsteinLisa Edelstein
(Playwright, Television actor, Actor, Film actor, Voice actor)

21 May 1966

American

Rob BrydonRob Brydon
(Actor, Television actor, Film actor, Comedian, Autobiographer)

03 May 1965

British

Amos OzAmos Oz
(Writer, Linguist, Journalist, Novelist, Translator, Essayist, Educationist, University teacher, Children's writer)

04 May 1939

Israeli

Terry PratchettTerry Pratchett
(Writer, Novelist, Journalist, Screenwriter, Science fiction writer, Children's writer)

28 April 1948

British

Jon RonsonJon Ronson
(Journalist, Writer, Screenwriter, Documentary filmmaker, Radio personality)

10 May 1967

British

DonovanDonovan
(Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Composer, Autobiographer, Writer, Poet, Record producer, Film score composer)

10 May 1946

British

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Chetan BhagatChetan Bhagat
(Writer, Screenwriter)

22 April 1974

Indian

Eddie BravoEddie Bravo
(Writer)

15 May 1970

American

Jon MeachamJon Meacham
(Journalist, Historian, Biographer)

20 May 1969

American