Wikipedia:Vital articles/Level/4/People

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Total 1,991 articles.

Class #Articles
B 734
C 672
FGAN 162
FFA 78
GA 228
FA 165
Start 191
DGA 73
A 3
FFAC 2

People (1,991 articles)

Entertainers (89 articles)

Dancers and choreographers (15 articles)

Comedians (9 articles)

Hosts and performers (5 articles)

Visual artists (124 articles)

Western painters and illustrators (72 articles)

Medieval era (1 article)

  1. Giotto

Renaissance to early modern era (22 articles)

  1. Sandro Botticelli
  2. Hieronymus Bosch
  3. Pieter Bruegel the Elder
  4. Caravaggio
  5. Jacques-Louis David
  6. Albrecht Dürer
  7. Artemisia Gentileschi
  8. El Greco
  9. Francisco Goya
  10. William Hogarth
  11. Hans Holbein the Younger
  12. Leonardo da Vinci (Level 3)
  13. Masaccio
  14. Nicolas Poussin
  15. Raphael
  16. Rembrandt (Level 3)
  17. Peter Paul Rubens
  18. Titian
  19. Jan van Eyck
  20. Diego Velázquez
  21. Johannes Vermeer
  22. Antoine Watteau

Late modern era (painters) (40 articles)

  1. Paul Cézanne
  2. Marc Chagall
  3. John Constable
  4. Gustave Courbet
  5. Salvador Dalí
  6. Edgar Degas
  7. Eugène Delacroix
  8. Max Ernst
  9. Caspar David Friedrich
  10. Paul Gauguin
  11. Vincent van Gogh
  12. Edward Hopper
  13. Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
  14. Frida Kahlo (Level 3)
  15. Wassily Kandinsky
  16. Paul Klee
  17. René Magritte
  18. Kazimir Malevich
  19. Édouard Manet
  20. Franz Marc
  21. Henri Matisse
  22. Joan Miró
  23. Piet Mondrian
  24. Claude Monet
  25. Edvard Munch
  26. Georgia O'Keeffe
  27. Pablo Picasso (Level 3)
  28. Camille Pissarro
  29. Jackson Pollock
  30. Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  31. Ilya Repin
  32. Gerhard Richter
  33. Diego Rivera
  34. Henri Rousseau
  35. John Singer Sargent
  36. Georges Seurat
  37. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
  38. J. M. W. Turner
  39. Andy Warhol
  40. James Abbott McNeill Whistler

Cartoonists, comics artists, and illustrators (9 articles)

  1. Aubrey Beardsley
  2. M. C. Escher
  3. Will Eisner
  4. Hergé
  5. Jack Kirby
  6. Winsor McCay
  7. Norman Rockwell
  8. Dr. Seuss
  9. Osamu Tezuka

Other visual arts (46 articles)

Sculptors (8 articles)

  1. Gian Lorenzo Bernini
  2. Constantin Brâncuși
  3. Donatello
  4. Alberto Giacometti
  5. Michelangelo (Level 3)
  6. Henry Moore
  7. Phidias
  8. Auguste Rodin

Architects (22 articles)

  1. Alvar Aalto
  2. Leon Battista Alberti
  3. Filippo Brunelleschi
  4. Le Corbusier
  5. Buckminster Fuller
  6. Antoni Gaudí
  7. Frank Gehry
  8. Walter Gropius
  9. Zaha Hadid
  10. Imhotep
  11. Philip Johnson
  12. Louis Kahn
  13. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
  14. Oscar Niemeyer
  15. Andrea Palladio
  16. I. M. Pei
  17. Mimar Sinan
  18. Albert Speer
  19. Louis Sullivan
  20. Vitruvius
  21. Christopher Wren
  22. Frank Lloyd Wright

Conceptual artists (2 articles)

  1. Joseph Beuys
  2. Marcel Duchamp

Designers (3 articles)

  1. Coco Chanel
  2. Yves Saint Laurent (designer)
  3. Raymond Loewy

Photographers (6 articles)

  1. Ansel Adams
  2. Henri Cartier-Bresson
  3. Eadweard Muybridge
  4. Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky
  5. Man Ray
  6. Edward Weston

Instrument makers (1 article)

  1. Antonio Stradivari

Urban planners (4 articles)

  1. Georges-Eugène Haussmann
  2. Jane Jacobs
  3. Robert Moses
  4. Frederick Law Olmsted

Non-Western traditions (6 articles)

  1. Hokusai (Level 3)
  2. Hiroshige
  3. Kanō Masanobu
  4. Sesshū Tōyō
  5. Shitao
  6. Wang Xizhi

Writers (255 articles)

Ancient (17 articles)

Asia (2 articles)

  1. Kalidasa
  2. Qu Yuan

Europe (15 articles)

  1. Aeschylus
  2. Aristophanes
  3. Catullus
  4. Euripides
  5. Hesiod
  6. Homer (Level 3)
  7. Horace
  8. Lucian
  9. Menander
  10. Ovid
  11. Plautus
  12. Sappho
  13. Sophocles
  14. Terence
  15. Virgil (Level 3)

Post-classical (29 articles)

Asia (22 articles)

  1. Bai Juyi
  2. Bhavabhuti
  3. Du Fu
  4. Ferdowsi
  5. Hafez
  6. Han Yu
  7. Jami
  8. Kabir
  9. Omar Khayyam
  10. Amir Khusrau
  11. Li Bai (Level 3)
  12. Mirabai
  13. Murasaki Shikibu (Level 3)
  14. Nizami Ganjavi
  15. Abu Nuwas
  16. Ouyang Xiu
  17. Rudaki
  18. Rumi (Level 3)
  19. Saadi Shirazi
  20. Su Shi
  21. Tao Yuanming
  22. Wang Wei (Tang dynasty)

Europe (7 articles)

  1. Dante Alighieri (Level 3)
  2. Giovanni Boccaccio
  3. Geoffrey Chaucer
  4. Chrétien de Troyes
  5. Christine de Pizan
  6. Petrarch
  7. François Villon

Early modern (33 articles)

Asia (5 articles)

  1. Fuzuli (writer)
  2. Matsuo Bashō
  3. Mir Taqi Mir
  4. Tukaram
  5. Tulsidas

Europe (28 articles)

  1. Pedro Calderón de la Barca
  2. Robert Burns
  3. Luís de Camões
  4. Giacomo Casanova
  5. Miguel de Cervantes (Level 3)
  6. Pierre Corneille
  7. Daniel Defoe
  8. John Donne
  9. John Dryden
  10. Henry Fielding
  11. Samuel Johnson
  12. Ben Jonson
  13. Christopher Marlowe
  14. John Milton
  15. Michel de Montaigne
  16. Thomas More
  17. Molière
  18. Nostradamus
  19. Charles Perrault
  20. Alexander Pope
  21. François Rabelais
  22. Jean Racine
  23. Marquis de Sade
  24. William Shakespeare (Level 3)
  25. Edmund Spenser
  26. Jonathan Swift
  27. Lope de Vega
  28. Voltaire (Level 3)

Late modern (176 articles)

Africa (7 articles)

  1. Chinua Achebe
  2. J. M. Coetzee
  3. Nadine Gordimer
  4. Naguib Mahfouz
  5. Ben Okri
  6. Wole Soyinka
  7. Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

Americas (49 articles)

US and Canada (40 articles)
  1. Maya Angelou
  2. Isaac Asimov
  3. Margaret Atwood
  4. Saul Bellow
  5. Ray Bradbury
  6. William S. Burroughs
  7. Raymond Chandler
  8. Emily Dickinson
  9. T. S. Eliot
  10. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  11. William Faulkner
  12. F. Scott Fitzgerald
  13. Robert Frost
  14. Allen Ginsberg
  15. Nathaniel Hawthorne
  16. Robert A. Heinlein
  17. Ernest Hemingway
  18. Langston Hughes
  19. Henry James
  20. Jack Kerouac
  21. Stephen King
  22. Ursula K. Le Guin
  23. Stan Lee
  24. Jack London
  25. H. P. Lovecraft
  26. Herman Melville
  27. Arthur Miller
  28. Toni Morrison
  29. Vladimir Nabokov
  30. Sylvia Plath
  31. Edgar Allan Poe
  32. Ezra Pound
  33. Ayn Rand
  34. Upton Sinclair
  35. John Steinbeck
  36. Mark Twain
  37. Kurt Vonnegut
  38. Edith Wharton
  39. Walt Whitman
  40. Tennessee Williams
Latin America (9 articles)
  1. Jorge Amado
  2. Jorge Luis Borges
  3. Alejo Carpentier
  4. Carlos Fuentes
  5. Gabriel García Márquez
  6. Machado de Assis
  7. José Martí
  8. Pablo Neruda
  9. Mario Vargas Llosa

Europe (101 articles)

General (1 article)
  1. Constantine P. Cavafy
Central Europe (7 articles)
  1. Adam Mickiewicz
  2. Ismail Kadare
  3. Joseph Conrad
  4. Sándor Petőfi
  5. Henryk Sienkiewicz
  6. Taras Shevchenko
  7. Elie Wiesel
Russia (16 articles)
  1. Anna Akhmatova
  2. Joseph Brodsky
  3. Mikhail Bulgakov
  4. Ivan Bunin
  5. Anton Chekhov
  6. Fyodor Dostoevsky
  7. Maxim Gorky
  8. Nikolai Gogol
  9. Mikhail Lermontov
  10. Vladimir Mayakovsky
  11. Boris Pasternak
  12. Alexander Pushkin
  13. Mikhail Sholokhov
  14. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  15. Leo Tolstoy (Level 3)
  16. Ivan Turgenev
Western Europe (40 articles)
  1. Hans Christian Andersen
  2. Antonin Artaud
  3. Honoré de Balzac
  4. Charles Baudelaire
  5. Karen Blixen
  6. Bertolt Brecht
  7. Albert Camus
  8. Alexandre Dumas
  9. Umberto Eco
  10. Gustave Flaubert
  11. Anne Frank
  12. Federico García Lorca
  13. André Gide
  14. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  15. Brothers Grimm
  16. Knut Hamsun
  17. Heinrich Heine
  18. Hermann Hesse
  19. Victor Hugo
  20. Henrik Ibsen
  21. Eugène Ionesco
  22. Franz Kafka
  23. Selma Lagerlöf
  24. Halldór Laxness
  25. Astrid Lindgren
  26. Thomas Mann
  27. Stéphane Mallarmé
  28. Guy de Maupassant
  29. Fernando Pessoa
  30. Luigi Pirandello
  31. Marcel Proust
  32. Arthur Rimbaud
  33. Rainer Maria Rilke
  34. José Saramago
  35. Friedrich Schiller
  36. Stendhal
  37. August Strindberg
  38. Tristan Tzara
  39. Jules Verne
  40. Émile Zola
UK and Ireland (37 articles)
  1. Jane Austen
  2. Samuel Beckett
  3. William Blake
  4. Enid Blyton
  5. Brontë family
  6. Lord Byron
  7. Lewis Carroll
  8. Agatha Christie
  9. Arthur C. Clarke
  10. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  11. Roald Dahl
  12. Charles Dickens
  13. Arthur Conan Doyle
  14. George Eliot
  15. William Golding
  16. Thomas Hardy
  17. James Joyce
  18. John Keats
  19. Rudyard Kipling
  20. D. H. Lawrence
  21. C. S. Lewis
  22. V. S. Naipaul
  23. George Orwell
  24. Salman Rushdie
  25. Walter Scott
  26. George Bernard Shaw
  27. Mary Shelley
  28. Percy Bysshe Shelley
  29. Robert Louis Stevenson
  30. Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  31. Dylan Thomas
  32. J. R. R. Tolkien
  33. H. G. Wells
  34. Oscar Wilde
  35. William Wordsworth
  36. Virginia Woolf
  37. W. B. Yeats

Asia (17 articles)

  1. Chinghiz Aitmatov
  2. Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
  3. Ghalib
  4. Kahlil Gibran
  5. Muhammad Iqbal
  6. Kazuo Ishiguro
  7. Jin Yong
  8. Yasunari Kawabata
  9. Lao She
  10. Lu Xun
  11. Yukio Mishima
  12. Haruki Murakami
  13. Natsume Sōseki
  14. Kenzaburō Ōe
  15. Orhan Pamuk
  16. Premchand
  17. Rabindranath Tagore (Level 3)

Oceania (2 articles)

  1. Banjo Paterson
  2. Patrick White

Journalists (14 articles)

Musicians and composers (149 articles)

Western art music (71 articles)

Composers (53 articles)

Medieval and Renaissance (5 articles)
  1. Hildegard of Bingen
  2. Guillaume de Machaut
  3. Josquin des Prez
  4. Guillaume Du Fay
  5. Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Baroque (5 articles)
  1. Johann Sebastian Bach (Level 3)
  2. George Frideric Handel
  3. Claudio Monteverdi
  4. Henry Purcell
  5. Antonio Vivaldi
Classical (3 articles)
  1. Ludwig van Beethoven (Level 3)
  2. Joseph Haydn
  3. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Level 3)
Romantic (21 articles)
  1. Hector Berlioz
  2. Johannes Brahms
  3. Anton Bruckner
  4. Frédéric Chopin
  5. Antonín Dvořák
  6. Edward Elgar
  7. Gilbert and Sullivan
  8. Franz Liszt
  9. Gustav Mahler
  10. Felix Mendelssohn
  11. Modest Mussorgsky
  12. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
  13. Gioachino Rossini
  14. Franz Schubert
  15. Clara Schumann
  16. Robert Schumann
  17. Johann Strauss II
  18. Richard Strauss
  19. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  20. Giuseppe Verdi
  21. Richard Wagner
20th century modern (19 articles)
  1. Béla Bartók
  2. Benjamin Britten
  3. Aaron Copland
  4. Claude Debussy
  5. Gabriel Fauré
  6. Giacomo Puccini
  7. Sergei Prokofiev
  8. Sergei Rachmaninoff
  9. Maurice Ravel
  10. Arnold Schoenberg
  11. Dmitri Shostakovich
  12. Jean Sibelius
  13. Igor Stravinsky
  14. Ralph Vaughan Williams
Avant-garde/postmodern (5 articles)
  1. Pierre Boulez
  2. John Cage
  3. Philip Glass
  4. György Ligeti
  5. Karlheinz Stockhausen

Pedagogues (1 article)

  1. Nadia Boulanger

Performers (17 articles)

Cellists (2 articles)
  1. Pablo Casals
  2. Mstislav Rostropovich
Conductors (3 articles)
  1. Leonard Bernstein
  2. Herbert von Karajan
  3. Arturo Toscanini
Pianists (4 articles)
  1. Glenn Gould
  2. Vladimir Horowitz
  3. Sviatoslav Richter
  4. Arthur Rubinstein
Singers (7 articles)
  1. Maria Callas
  2. Enrico Caruso
  3. Plácido Domingo
  4. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
  5. Kirsten Flagstad
  6. Luciano Pavarotti
  7. Joan Sutherland
Violinists (1 article)
  1. Niccolò Paganini

Non-Western art music (7 articles)

Carnatic classical (3 articles)

  1. Muthuswami Dikshitar
  2. Shyama Shastri
  3. Tyagaraja

Hindustani classical (2 articles)

  1. Ali Akbar Khan
  2. Ravi Shankar

Qawwali (1 article)

  1. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Persian traditional (1 article)

  1. Mohammad-Reza Shajarian

Jazz (11 articles)

  1. Louis Armstrong (Level 3)
  2. Miles Davis
  3. Duke Ellington
  4. Ella Fitzgerald
  5. George Gershwin
  6. Benny Goodman
  7. Billie Holiday
  8. Antônio Carlos Jobim
  9. Scott Joplin
  10. Charlie Parker
  11. Django Reinhardt

Popular music (60 articles)

  1. ABBA
  2. Bing Crosby
  3. Stephen Foster
  4. Michael Jackson (Level 3)
  5. Madonna
  6. Miriam Makeba
  7. Bob Marley
  8. Frank Sinatra
  9. Barbra Streisand

Non-English language singers (7 articles)

  1. Charles Aznavour
  2. Serge Gainsbourg
  3. Umm Kulthum
  4. Lata Mangeshkar
  5. Édith Piaf
  6. Teresa Teng
  7. Vladimir Vysotsky

Afrobeat (1 article)

  1. Fela Kuti

Blues, R&B, and soul (6 articles)

  1. Ray Charles
  2. Aretha Franklin
  3. Marvin Gaye
  4. Robert Johnson
  5. B.B. King
  6. The Supremes

Electronic music (2 articles)

  1. Brian Eno
  2. Kraftwerk

Folk and country (6 articles)

  1. Joan Baez
  2. Johnny Cash
  3. Woody Guthrie
  4. Joni Mitchell
  5. Dolly Parton
  6. Hank Williams

Funk (2 articles)

  1. James Brown
  2. Prince (musician)

Hip-hop and rap (1 article)

  1. Tupac Shakur

Latin (4 articles)

  1. Celia Cruz
  2. Julio Iglesias
  3. Astor Piazzolla
  4. Selena

Flamenco (1 article)

  1. Paco de Lucía

Musical comedy and lyricists (3 articles)

  1. Irving Berlin
  2. Rodgers and Hammerstein
  3. Andrew Lloyd Webber

Rock (18 articles)

  1. The Beach Boys
  2. The Beatles (Level 3)
    1. John Lennon
  3. Black Sabbath
  4. Chuck Berry
  5. David Bowie
  6. The Doors
  7. Bob Dylan
  8. Jimi Hendrix
  9. Buddy Holly
  10. Janis Joplin
  11. Led Zeppelin
  12. Little Richard
  13. Pink Floyd
  14. Elvis Presley
  15. Queen (band)
  16. The Rolling Stones
  17. The Velvet Underground

Directors, producers and screenwriters (60 articles)

Businesspeople (28 articles)

Explorers (30 articles)

Philosophers, historians, political and social scientists (162 articles)

Philosophers (69 articles)

Historians (22 articles)

Social scientists, economists and political writers (51 articles)

Psychologists (20 articles)

Religious figures (124 articles)

Hinduism (17 articles)

Buddhism (15 articles)

  1. The Buddha (Level 3)
  2. 14th Dalai Lama
  3. Nagarjuna
  4. Padmasambhava

Chinese Buddhism (5 articles)

  1. Bodhidharma
  2. Kumārajīva
  3. Huiyuan (Buddhist)
  4. Zhiyi
  5. Huineng

Indian Buddhism (4 articles)

  1. Ānanda
  2. Maudgalyayana
  3. Śāriputra
  4. Vasubandhu

Japanese Buddhism (2 articles)

  1. Dōgen
  2. Kūkai

Abrahamic religions (85 articles)

Judaism (6 articles)

  1. Baal Shem Tov
  2. Rabbi Akiva
  3. Judah Loew ben Bezalel
  4. Maimonides
  5. Rashi
  6. Vilna Gaon

Christianity (60 articles)

New Testament figures (8 articles)
  1. Jesus (Level 3)
  2. Mary, mother of Jesus
  3. Mary Magdalene
  4. John the Baptist
  5. Judas Iscariot
  6. Paul the Apostle (Level 3)
  7. Saint Peter
  8. John the Apostle
Pre-Schism (18 articles)
  1. Ambrose
  2. Arius
  3. Athanasius of Alexandria
  4. Basil of Caesarea
  5. Benedict of Nursia
  6. Clement of Alexandria
  7. Cyril of Alexandria
  8. Saint George
  9. Gregory of Nazianzus
  10. Gregory of Nyssa
  11. Irenaeus
  12. Jerome
  13. John Chrysostom
  14. John of Damascus
  15. Cyril and Methodius
  16. Saint Nicholas
  17. Origen
  18. Tertullian
Catholic Church (11 articles)
  1. Anselm of Canterbury
  2. Bonaventure
  3. Francis of Assisi
  4. Jan Hus
  5. Ignatius of Loyola
  6. John of the Cross
  7. Mother Teresa
  8. Teresa of Ávila
  9. Tomás de Torquemada
  10. John Wycliffe
  11. Francis Xavier
Popes (6 articles)
  1. Clement of Rome
  2. Pope Gregory I
  3. Pope Leo I
  4. Pope John XXIII
  5. Pope John Paul II
  6. Pope Pius IX
Orthodox Church (2 articles)
  1. Patriarch Nikon of Moscow
  2. Grigori Rasputin
Protestantism (13 articles)
  1. Jacobus Arminius
  2. Karl Barth
  3. Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  4. John Calvin
  5. Thomas Cranmer
  6. Jonathan Edwards (theologian)
  7. Billy Graham
  8. John Knox
  9. Martin Luther (Level 3)
  10. Philip Melanchthon
  11. Desmond Tutu
  12. John Wesley
  13. Huldrych Zwingli
Others (2 articles)
  1. Mary Baker Eddy
  2. Joseph Smith

Islam (19 articles)

  1. Muhammad (Level 3)
  2. Aisha
  3. Fatima
  4. Khadija bint Khuwaylid
Shia Islam (3 articles)
  1. Ali
  2. Husayn ibn Ali
  3. Ja'far al-Sadiq
Sunni Islam (8 articles)
  1. Ahmad ibn Hanbal
  2. Abu Hanifa
  3. Malik ibn Anas
  4. Muhammad al-Bukhari
  5. Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj
  6. Al-Shafi'i
  7. Ibn Taymiyyah
  8. Al-Nawawi
Others (4 articles)
  1. Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab
  2. Al-Ghazali
  3. Ibn Arabi
  4. Mulla Sadra

Others (7 articles)

Jainism (1 article)

  1. Mahavira

New religious movements (3 articles)

  1. Baháʼu'lláh
  2. Helena Blavatsky
  3. Aleister Crowley

Sikhism (2 articles)

  1. Guru Gobind Singh
  2. Guru Nanak

Zoroastrianism (1 article)

  1. Zoroaster

Politicians and leaders (500 articles)

Ancient (72 articles)

Africa (13 articles)

Asia (28 articles)

Europe (31 articles)

Eastern Europe (3 articles)
  1. Attila
  2. Decebalus
  3. Pyrrhus of Epirus
Greece (7 articles)
  1. Alcibiades
  2. Demosthenes
  3. Draco (lawgiver)
  4. Lycurgus (lawgiver)
  5. Pericles
  6. Solon
  7. Themistocles
Macedonia (2 articles)
  1. Philip II of Macedon
  2. Alexander the Great (Level 3)
Western Europe (5 articles)
  1. Alaric I
  2. Arminius