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Babitz, Eve (1)
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Baez, Joan (3) – US folksinger (1941 – )
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Balfour, Francis Maitland (1)
Ball, Lucille (4) – US television actress (1911 – 1989)
Ballou, Hosea (2) – US educator (1796 – 1861)
Balzac, Honore de (5) – French realist novelist (1799 – 1850)
Bambara, Toni Cade (1)
Bankhead, Tallulah (6) – US movie actress (1903 – 1968)
Banting, Sir Frederick G. (1) – Canadian physician & physiologist (1891 – 1941)
Barber, Margaret Fairless (1)
Baretti, Joseph (1)
Barker, Dan (1)
Barkley, Charles (1) – US basketball player (1963 – )
Barnard, Fred R. (1)
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Barnum, Phineas Taylor (1) – US circus showman with James Bailey (1810 – 1891)
Barr, Roseanne (6)
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Barrett, Ethel (1)
Barrick, Marilyn C. (1)
Barrie, James M. (29) – Scottish dramatist & novelist (1860 – 1937)
Barrow, Dr. Isaac (1) – English mathematician & theologian (1630 – 1677)
Barrow, John D. (1) – (1952 – )
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Barry, Lynda (1)
Barrymore, John (4) – US actor (1882 – 1942)
Barth, John (1) – US novelist & short story author (1930 – )
Barth, Karl (1) – Swiss Protestant theologian (1886 – 1968)
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Bayle, Pierre (1) – French critic & philosopher (1647 – 1706)
Baziotes, William (1)
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Beatty, Warren (1) – US movie actor, director, & producer (1937 – )
Beaumarchais, Pierre (2) – French businessman & comic dramatist (1732 – 1799)
Beaumont, Francis (2) – English dramatist (1584 – 1616)
Beck, Martha (4)
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Beckett, Samuel (10) – Irish author, dramatist, & novelist in France (1906 – 1989)
Bee, Barnard Elliot (1)
Beecham, Sir Thomas (2) – English conductor (1879 – 1961)
Beecher, Henry Ward (14) – US abolitionist & clergyman (1813 – 1887)
Beecher, Lyman (1) – US clergyman (1775 – 1863)
Beerbohm, Max (3) – English author and satirist (1872 – 1956)
Beethoven, Ludwig van (2) – German Romantic composer (1770 – 1827)
Beeton, Isabella Mary (1)
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Behn, Aphra (2)
Bejar, Heda (1)
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Belzer Rabbi, The (1)
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Berenson, Bernard (1) – US (Lithuanian-born) art critic (1865 – 1959)
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Berlin, Irving (2) – US (Russian-born) songwriter & writer of musicals (1888 – 1989)
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Bernanos, Georges (1) – (1888 – 1948)
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Bezos, Jeff (1) – Founder of Amazon.com (1964 – )
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Bogart, John B. (1) – (1848 – 1921)
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Boileau, Nicolas (1) – French critic & satiric poet (1636 – 1711)
Bolen, Jean Shinoda (1)
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Bombeck, Erma (4) – US author & humorist (1927 – 1996)
Bonaparte, Napoleon (13) – French general & politician (1769 – 1821)
Bonhoeffer, Dietrich (2) – German Protestant theologian & anti-Nazi activist (1906 – 1945)
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Brin, David (2) – US engineer and science fiction author (1950 – )
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Bronte, Charlotte (5) – English novelist (1816 – 1855)
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Brooks, Phillips (2) – US Episcopal bishop (1835 – 1893)
Brothers, Dr. Joyce (5) – US psychologist & television personality (1928 – )
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Brown, Paul (1) – US football coach & owner (1908 – 1991)
Brown, Rita Mae (10) – US author and social activist
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Browne, Sir Thomas (3) – (1605 – 1682)
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett (2) – English poet (1806 – 1861)
Browning, Robert (7) – English poet (1812 – 1889)
Browning, Sir Frederick (1) – (1896 – 1965)
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Bruce, Lenny (2) – (1923 – 1966)
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Buck, Pearl (10) – US novelist in China (1892 – 1973)
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Buffett, Warren (9) – US financier & investment businessman (1930 – )
Buffon, Comte de (1) – French mathematician & naturalist (1707 – 1788)
Bujold, Lois McMaster (46) – US science fiction author
Bukowski, Charles (5) – US (German-born) author & poet (1920 – 1994)
Bulwer-Lytton, Edward (18) – English dramatist, novelist, & politician (1803 – 1873)
Bunuel, Luis (1) – Mexican (Spanish-born) Surrealist movie director (1900 – 1983)
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Burns, George (19) – US actor & comedian (1896 – 1996)
Burns, Robert (4) – Scottish national poet (1759 – 1796)
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Burroughs, John (5) – US essayist & naturalist (1837 – 1921)
Burroughs, William S. (6) – US author (1914 – 1997)
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Burton, Robert (1) – English author, clergyman, & scholar (1577 – 1640)
Burton, Sir Richard Francis (4) – British explorer & orientalist (1821 – 1890)
Buscaglia, Leo (5) – US author & lecturer (1925 – 1998)
Bush, Barbara (1) – US wife of George Bush 1945 (1925 – )
Bush, George (2) – 41st president of US (1924 – )
Bush, George W. (27) – 43rd President of US (1946 – )
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Butler, Nicholas (1) – (1862 – 1947)
Butler, R. A. (2) – British (Indian-born) politician (1902 – 1982)
Butler, Samuel (18) – English composer, novelist, & satiric author (1835 – 1902)
Butterfield, Herbert (1)
Buxton, Charles (3)
Byrne, Robert (8)
Byrnes, James F. (1) – US jurist & politician (1879 – 1972)
Byron, Lord (6) – English poet & satirist (1788 – 1824)

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