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Li Na
Chinese Athlete
Vladimir Nabokov
American Novelist
Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov was a Russian-American novelist. Nabokov's first nine novels were in Russian. He then rose to international prominence as a writer of English prose. Wikipedia
Jerry Nachman
American Journalist
Jerome A. "Jerry" Nachman born in Brooklyn and raised in Pittsburgh. He was the editor-in-chief of MSNBC until his death at his home in Hoboken, New Jersey after suffering from cancer. Wikipedia
Rafael Nadal
Spanish Athlete
Rafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera is a Spanish professional tennis player and a former world No. 1. As of 1 April 2013 , he is ranked No. 5 by the Association of Tennis Professionals . Wikipedia
French Artist
Ralph Nader
American Lawyer
Ralph Nader is an American political activist, as well as an author, lecturer, and attorney. Areas of particular concern to Nader include consumer protection, humanitarianism, environmentalism, and democratic government. Wikipedia
Azar Nafisi
Iranian Writer
Azar Nafisi, born ca. 1947, is an Iranian academic and bestselling writer who has resided in the United States since 1997 when she emigrated from Iran. Her field is English language literature. Wikipedia
Indian Philosopher
Nagarjuna is widely considered one of the most important Buddhist philosophers after the historical Buddha. Along with his disciple Aryadeva, he is credited with founding the Madhyamaka school of Mahayana Buddhism. Wikipedia
Thomas Nagel
Yugoslavian Philosopher
Thomas Nagel is an American philosopher, currently University Professor of Philosophy and Law at New York University, where he has taught since 1980. His main areas of philosophical interest are philosophy of mind, political philosophy and ethics. Wikipedia
Ray Nagin
Clarence Ray Nagin, Jr. , also known as C. Ray Nagin, is an American consultant, entrepreneur, author, and public speaker who served from 2002 to 2010 as the 60th mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana. Wikipedia
Matt Nagle
American Scientist
Matthew Nagle was the first person to use a brain-computer interface to restore functionality lost due to paralysis. He was a C3 tetraplegic, paralyzed from the neck down after being stabbed. Wikipedia
Parminder Nagra
English Actress
Parminder Nagra is an English film and television actress of Indian descent. She rose to international prominence in 2002 after starring in Bend It Like Beckham. Wikipedia
Mohammed Naguib
Egyptian Statesman
Muhammad Naguib was the first President of Egypt, serving from the declaration of the Republic on 18 June 1953 to 14 November 1954. Wikipedia
Ajay Naidu
American Actor
Ajay Kalahastri Naidu is an Indian-American actor. Wikipedia
Sarojini Naidu
Indian Politician
Sarojini Naidu, also known by the sobriquet The Nightingale of India, was a child prodigy, Indian independence activist and poet. Naidu was one of the framers of the Indian Constitution. Wikipedia
Jimmy Nail
English Actor
James Bradford "Jimmy" Nail is an English singer-songwriter, actor, musician, film producer, film score composer and television writer. Wikipedia
V. S. Naipaul
Trinidadian Novelist
Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad "V. S." Naipaul, TC is a Trinidadian-British writer of Indo-Trinidadian heritage of Bhumihar Brahmin known for his novels focusing on the legacy of the British Empire's colonialism. Wikipedia
Mira Nair
Indian Director
Mira Nair is an Indian film director and producer based in New York. Her production company is Mirabai Films. Wikipedia
John Naisbitt
American Businessman
John Naisbitt is an American author and public speaker in the area of futures studies. His first book Megatrends was published in 1982. It was the result of almost ten years of research. Wikipedia
James Naismith
Canadian Inventor
James Naismith was a Canadian-American sports coach and innovator. He invented the sport of basketball in 1891 and is often credited with introducing the first football helmet. Wikipedia
Kathy Najimy
American Actress
Kathy Ann Najimy is an American actress and comedian, best known as Olive Massery on the television series Veronica's Closet, Sister Mary Patrick in Sister Act and the voice of Peggy Hill on the animated television series King of the Hill. Wikipedia
Hidetoshi Nakata
Japanese Athlete
Hidetoshi Nakata, Cavaliere OSSI , is a retired Japanese football player. He was one of the most famous Asian footballers of his generation. Wikipedia
David Nalbandian
Argentinian Athlete
David Pablo Nalbandian is an Argentine professional tennis player and former World No. 3. He was runner-up at the 2002 Wimbledon Championships and the winner of the Tennis Masters Cup in 2005. Wikipedia
Joe Namath
American Athlete
Joseph William "Joe" Namath , nicknamed "Broadway Joe" or "Joe Willie", is a former American football quarterback. Wikipedia
Guru Nanak
Guru Nanak Dev  pronunciation  was the founder of the religion of Sikhism and the first of the eleven Sikh Gurus, the eleventh being the living Guru, Guru Granth Sahib. Wikipedia
Jack Nance
American Actor
Marvin John Nance , known professionally as Jack Nance and occasionally credited as John Nance, was an American actor of stage and screen, primarily starring in offbeat or avant-garde productions. Wikipedia
Fatos Nano
Albanian Statesman
Fatos Thanas Nano  listen  is an Albanian statesman being the Prime Minister of Albania several times, the first leader and founder of the Socialist Party of Albania, and member of the Albanian Parliament from 1991 to 1996 and 1997 to... Wikipedia
Fridtjof Nansen
Norwegian Explorer
Fridtjof Nansen was a Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Wikipedia
Giorgio Napolitano
Italian Politician
Giorgio Napolitano is an Italian politician who has been the 11th President of the Italian Republic since 2006. Wikipedia
Grace Napolitano
American Politician
Graciela Flores "Grace" Napolitano is the U.S. Representative for California's 32nd congressional district, serving in Congress since 1999. She is a member of the Democratic Party. Wikipedia
Janet Napolitano
American Politician
Janet Napolitano is the first woman to serve as the United States Secretary of Homeland Security, in office since 2009. Napolitano, a member of the Democratic Party, serves in the administration of President Barack Obama. Wikipedia
Graham Nash
British Musician
Graham William Nash, OBE is an English singer-songwriter known for his light tenor voice and for his songwriting contributions with the British pop group The Hollies, and with the folk-rock super group Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Wikipedia
John Forbes Nash
American Mathematician
John Forbes Nash, Jr. is an American mathematician whose works in game theory, differential geometry, and partial differential equations have provided insight into the forces that govern chance and events inside complex systems in daily life. Wikipedia
Johnny Nash
American Musician
John Lester "Johnny" Nash, Jr. is an American pop singer-songwriter, best known in the US for his 1972 comeback hit, "I Can See Clearly Now". He was also the first non-Jamaican to record reggae music in Kingston, Jamaica. Wikipedia
Ogden Nash
American Poet
Frederic Ogden Nash was an American poet well known for his light verse. At the time of his death in 1971, the New York Times said his "droll verse with its unconventional rhymes made him the country's best-known producer of humorous poetry". Wikipedia
Steve Nash
Canadian Athlete
Stephen John "Steve" Nash, OC, OBC is a South African-born Canadian professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association . Wikipedia
Thomas Nash
English Writer
Thomas Nash was the first husband of William Shakespeare's granddaughter Elizabeth Barnard. He lived most of his life in Stratford-upon-Avon, and was the dominant male figure amongst Shakespeare's senior family line after the death of Dr. Wikipedia
John Forbes Nash, Jr.
American Mathematician
John Forbes Nash, Jr. is an American mathematician whose works in game theory, differential geometry, and partial differential equations have provided insight into the forces that govern chance and events inside complex systems in daily life. Wikipedia
Thomas Nashe
English Writer
Thomas Nashe was an English Elizabethan pamphleteer, playwright, poet and satirist. He was the son of the minister William Nashe and his wife Margaret . Wikipedia
James Nasmyth
Scottish Inventor
James Hall Nasmyth was a Scottish engineer and inventor famous for his development of the steam hammer. He was the co-founder of Nasmyth, Gaskell and Company manufacturers of machine tools. Wikipedia
Hassan Nasrallah
Lebanese Revolutionary
Hasan Nasrallah also known as Al-Qa'id became the third Secretary General of the Lebanese political and paramilitary organization Hezbollah after Israel assassinated the previous leader, Abbas al-Musawi, in 1992. Wikipedia
Taslima Nasrin
Bangladeshi Writer
Taslima Nasrin , born 25 August 1962, is a Bengali author and former physician who has lived in exile since 1994. Wikipedia
Gamal Abdel Nasser
Egyptian Leader
Gamal Abdel Nasser Hussein was the second President of Egypt from 1956 until his death. Wikipedia
Ilie Nastase
Romanian Athlete
Ilie "Nasty" Nastase is a Romanian former World No. 1 professional tennis player, one of the world's top players of the 1970s. Nastase was ranked World No. 1 between 1973 and 1974 . Wikipedia
George Jean Nathan
American Editor
George Jean Nathan was an American drama critic and editor. He worked closely with H.L. Mencken, bringing the literary magazine The Smart Set to prominence as an editor, and co-founding and editing The American Mercury. Wikipedia
Daniel Nathans
American Scientist
Daniel Nathans was an American microbiologist. Wikipedia
Carry Nation
American Activist
Carrie Amelia Moore Nation was a radical member of the temperance movement, which opposed alcohol in pre-Prohibition America. She is particularly noteworthy for promoting her viewpoint through vandalism. Wikipedia
Andrew Natsios
Andrew S. Natsios is an American public servant who has served in a number of Massachusetts and high level federal government positions. Most notably, he has served as Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development , U.S. Wikipedia
David Naughton
American Actor
James Naughton
American Actor
James Naughton is an American director, theater, film and television actor. Wikipedia
Bruce Nauman
American Sculptor
Bruce Nauman is a contemporary American artist. His practice spans a broad range of media including sculpture, photography, neon, video, drawing, printmaking, and performance. Nauman lives near Galisteo, New Mexico. Wikipedia
Alexei Navalny
Russian Activist
Alexei Anatolievich Navalny is a Russian lawyer and political and financial activist. Wikipedia
Dave Navarro
American Musician
David Michael "Dave" Navarro is an American guitarist who plays in the alternative rock band Jane's Addiction and cover band Camp Freddy. He has also played with Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Panic Channel, and many others. Wikipedia
Victor Saul Navasky
American Educator
Victor Saul Navasky is an American journalist, editor, publisher, author and professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He was editor of The Nation from 1978 until 1995, and its publisher and editorial director 1995 to 2005. Wikipedia
Yitzhak Navon
Israeli Politician
Yitzhak Navon is an Israeli politician, diplomat, and author. He served as the fifth President of Israel between 1978 and 1982 as a member of the center-left Alignment party. Wikipedia
Martina Navratilova
American Athlete
Martina Navratilova is a retired Czech American tennis player and coach. Billie Jean King, former World No. 1 player, said in 2006 that Navratilova is "the greatest singles, doubles and mixed doubles player who's ever lived." Wikipedia
Gloria Naylor
American Novelist
Gloria Naylor is an African-American novelist and educator. Wikipedia
Nursultan Nazarbayev
Nursultan Äbishuli Nazarbayev is the President of Kazakhstan, having served since before the nation's independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. In April 2011, Nazarbayev was re-elected to another five-year term. Wikipedia
Ednita Nazario
American Musician
Ednita Nazario is a Puerto Rican singer and songwriter who has achieved stardom both at home and abroad. She has been in the music business from a young age, and has released over twenty albums throughout her career. Wikipedia
Alla Nazimova
American Actress
Alla Nazimova was an American film and theater actress, a screenwriter, and film producer. She is perhaps best known as simply Nazimova, but also went under the name Alia Nasimoff. She emigrated to the United States from the Russian Empire. Wikipedia
Catherine Ndereba
Kenyan Athlete
Catherine Nyambura Ndereba is a Kenyan marathon runner. She has twice won the marathon at the World Championships in Athletics and won silver medals in the Olympics in 2004 and 2008. She is also a four-time winner of the Boston Marathon. Wikipedia
Anna Neagle
English Actress
Dame Anna Neagle, DBE , born Florence Marjorie Robertson, was a popular English stage and film actress and singer. Wikipedia
Patricia Neal
American Actress
Patricia Neal was an American actress of stage and screen. Wikipedia
Richard Neal
American Politician
Richard Edmund Neal is the U.S. Representative for Massachusetts's 1st congressional district. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He is a former city councilor and mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts. Wikipedia
Kevin Nealon
American Comedian
Kevin Nealon is an American actor and comedian, best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1995, acting in several of the Happy Madison films, for playing Doug Wilson on the Showtime series Weeds, and providing the voice of the... Wikipedia
Holly Near
American Musician
Holly Near is an American singer-songwriter, actor, teacher, and activist for social change. Wikipedia
Scott Nearing
American Activist
Scott Nearing was an American radical economist, educator, writer, political activist, and advocate of simple living. Wikipedia
Ralph Neas
Ralph G. Neas is President and CEO of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association , a Washington, D.C.-based trade association, representing generic drug makers and suppliers. Wikipedia
Joseph Needham
British Scientist
Noel Joseph Terence Montgomery Needham, CH, FRS, FBA , also known as Li Yuese , was a British scientist, historian and sinologist known for his scientific research and writing on the history of Chinese science. Wikipedia
Richard J. Needham
Canadian Cartoonist
Richard J. Needham was a Canadian humour columnist for The Globe and Mail. Wikipedia
David Neeleman
Brazilian Businessman
David G. Neeleman is a Brazilian-American entrepreneur who has founded three commercial airlines, Morris Air, JetBlue Airways and Azul Brazilian Airlines. Wikipedia
Liam Neeson
Irish Actor
Liam John Neeson, OBE is an Irish actor with Irish and American citizenship. Neeson is known best for his roles in Schindler's List, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Michael Collins, Taken, Kinsey, Batman Begins and Darkman. Wikipedia
Pola Negri
Polish Actress
Pola Negri was a Polish stage and film actress who achieved worldwide fame during the silent and golden eras of Hollywood and European film for her tragedienne and femme fatale roles. Wikipedia
John Negroponte
American Diplomat
John Dimitri Negroponte is a British-born American diplomat. He is currently a research fellow and lecturer in international affairs at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. Wikipedia
Nicholas Negroponte
American Businessman
Nicholas Negroponte is a Greek American architect best known as the founder and Chairman Emeritus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab, and also known as the founder of the One Laptop per Child Association . Wikipedia
Jawaharlal Nehru
Indian Leader
Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India and a central figure in Indian politics for much of the 20th century. Wikipedia
Vince Neil
American Musician
Vincent Neil Wharton is an American vocalist and musician, best known as the lead vocalist of heavy metal band Mötley Crüe. Wikipedia
Sam Neill
Irish Actor
Nigel John Dermot "Sam" Neill, DCNZM, OBE is a New Zealand actor who first achieved leading roles in films such as Omen III: The Final Conflict and Dead Calm and on television in Reilly, Ace of Spies. Wikipedia
LeRoy Neiman
American Artist
LeRoy Neiman was an American artist known for his brilliantly colored, expressionist paintings and screen prints of athletes, musicians, and sporting events. Wikipedia
American Musician
Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr. , better known by his stage name, Nelly, is an American Grammy Award-winning hip hop recording artist, entrepreneur and occasional actor from St. Louis, Missouri. He has performed with Southern hip hop group St. Wikipedia
Ben Nelson
American Politician
Earl Benjamin "Ben" Nelson was a United States Senator from Nebraska, serving from 2001 to 2013. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Wikipedia
Bill Nelson
American Politician
Clarence William "Bill" Nelson is the senior United States Senator from Florida, in office since 2001. Wikipedia
Byron Nelson
American Athlete
John Byron Nelson, Jr. was an American PGA Tour golfer between 1935 and 1946. Wikipedia
Craig T. Nelson
American Actor
Craig Theodore Nelson is an American actor. Wikipedia
Don Nelson
American Coach
Donald Arvid "Don" Nelson is a former NBA player and head coach. He coached the Milwaukee Bucks, the New York Knicks, the Dallas Mavericks, and the Golden State Warriors. Wikipedia
Gaylord Nelson
American Politician
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Graham Nelson
English Mathematician
Graham A. Nelson is a British mathematician and poet and the creator of the Inform design system for creating interactive fiction games. Wikipedia
Harriet Nelson
American Actress
Harriet Nelson was an American singer and actress. Nelson is best known for her role on the long-running sitcom The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. Wikipedia
Haywood Nelson
American Actor
Haywood Nelson is an American actor. He is best known for having portrayed Dwayne Nelson on the television series What's Happening!!, and its spin-off series What's Happening Now!! Wikipedia
Horatio Nelson
British Soldier
Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, KB was a flag officer famous for his service in the Royal Navy, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars. Wikipedia
Judd Nelson
American Actor
Judd Asher Nelson is an American actor, screenwriter, and producer. He is best known for being a member of the "Brat Pack" in the mid-1980s; and for his roles as John Bender in The Breakfast Club, Alec Newbary in St. Wikipedia
Knute Nelson
American Politician
Knute Nelson, also known as Knud Evanger was a Norwegian-American attorney and politician active in both Wisconsin and Minnesota. Wikipedia
Lord Nelson
British Soldier
Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, KB was a flag officer famous for his service in the Royal Navy, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars. Wikipedia
Peter Nelson
American Actor
Ricky Nelson
American Musician
Eric Hilliard Nelson , better known as Ricky Nelson or Rick Nelson, was an American singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, and actor, starring alongside his family in the long-running television series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet as well as... Wikipedia
Robert Nelson
Canadian Politician
Russell M. Nelson
American Clergyman
Russell Marion Nelson is a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and an internationally renowned cardiothoracic surgeon. Wikipedia