1. Thomas Arnold – English educator (1795 – 1842)
    402. Neil Arnot – Scottish physician (1788 – 1874)
    403. William D. Arnot – Scottish clergyman (1808 – 1875)
    404. Sophie Arnould – French singer and actress (1744 – 1808)
    405. Raymond Aron (Raymond-Claude-Ferdinand Aron) – French philosopher, sociologist, political scientist, educator and writer (1905 – 1983)
    406. Cliff Arquette (used pseudonym Charley Weaver) – American comedian, actor and song writer (1905 – 1974)
    407. E.H. Arr (pseudonym of Ellen Chapman (Hobbs) Rollins) – American author (1831 –
    408. Jean D’ Arras – French troubadour (fl. 1375)
    409. Arria – Roman wife of Caecina Paetus (fl. 40)
    410. Flavius Arrianus (used pseudonyms Arrian and Appian a/k/a Ptolemy) -Greek governor of Cappadocia and historian (fl. c. 130)
    411. Arrowsmith – no available biographical information (born before 1923)
    412. Artabanus I – Persian prince (fl. c. 550 BC)
    413. Antonin Artaud – French dramatist, poet and actor (1896 – 1948)
    414. King Arthur – British semi-mythical king (500? – 537?)
    415. Chester Alan Arthur – American 21st president of U.S. (1830 – 1886)
    416. William Arthur – English preacher (1819 – 1901)
    417. Lev Andreevich Artsimovich – Russian physicist (1909 – 1973)
    418. Alexis Felix Arvers – French author, poet and dramatist (1806 – 1851)
    419. George Asaf (pseudonym of George Henry Powell) – British song writer (1880 – 1951)
    420. Cosmas Damian Asam – Bavarian architect and decorator (1686 – 1739)
    421. Egid Quirin Asam – Bavarian architect and decorator (1692 – 1750)
    422. Molefi Kete Asante – American educator (1942 – )
    423. Sholem Asch – American (Polish-born) Yiddish novelist (1880 – 1957)
    424. Roger Ascham – English classical scholar and writer (1515 – 1568)
    425. Mary Kay Ash – American businesswoman (1918 – 2001)
    426. John Ashbery – American poet (1927 – )
    427. Richie Ashburn – American baseball player (1927 – 1997)
    428. George Ashby – English poet (1836 – 1889)
    429. Joseph Ashby-Sterry – English poet (1838 – 1917)
    430. Arthur Ashe – American tennis player and AIDS spokesperson (1943 – 1993)
    431. Thomas Ashe – English poet (1836 – 1899)
    432. Daisy Ashford – English novelist (1881 – 1972)
    433. Elizabeth Ashley – American actress (1941 – )
    434. Sylvia Ashton-Warner – New Zealander educator, writer, novelist and poet (1908 – 1984)
    435. William Henry Ashurst – English jurist (1725 – 1807)
    436. Isaac Asimov – American (Russian-born) biochemist and science fiction writer (1920 – 1992)
    437. Reubin O’Donovan Askew – American politician (1928 – )
    438. Cynthia Asquith – English writer (1887 – 1960)
    439. Rt. Hon. Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith – English statesman and premier (1852 – 1928)
    440. Margot Asquith, English author (1864 – 1945)
    441. Fred Astaire – American dancer and actor (1899 – 1987)
    442. Mary Astell – English feminist and writer (c. 1666 – 1731)
    443. Brooke Astor (Brooke Russell Kuser Marshall Astor) – American socialite and philanthropist (1902 – 2007)
    444. John Jacob Astor – American (German-born) financier (1763 – 1848)
    445. Mary Astor – American actress (1906 – 1987)
    446. Nancy Astor – English stateswoman (1879 – 1964)
    447. William Waldorf Astor – English capitalist and financier (1848 – 1919)
    448. Saint Athanasius – Greek churchman, father of Greek Orthodoxy (296? – 373)
    449. Athenaeus – Greek (Egyptian-born) litterateur and antiquarian (fl. c. 250)
    450. Athenagoras I of Constantinople – Greek archbiship and ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople (1886 – 1972)
    451. Athenagoras – Greek (Athenian) philosopher and convert to Christianity (2nd century)
    452. Athenodorus – Greek Stoic philosopher (c. 74 BC – 8 AD)
    453. Gertrude F. Atherton – American feminist and fiction writer (1857 – 1948)
    454. Chet Atkins – American musician (1924 – 2001)
    456. Gaius Glenn Atkins – American clergyman (1868 – 1956)
    457. Robert C. Atkins – American doctor of cardiology and internal medicine (1930 – 2003)     
    458. Brooks Atkinson –  American drama critic and journalist (1894 – 1984)
    459. Edward Atkinson – American economist (1827 – 1905)
    460. Atreus – Argos legendary king and father of Menelaus and Agamemnon
    461. Farid ud-Din Attar – Persian poet (1119 – 1230)
    462. Francis Attebury – English bishop (1662 – 1732)
    463. David Attenborough – English naturalist and broadcaster (1926 – )
    464. Francis Atterbury – English ecclesiastic and controversialist (1662 – 1732
  2. Attila – chief of the Huns (406 – 453)
    466. Clement Attlee, 1st Earl of Attlee – English labor party leader (1883 – 1967)
    467. George Atwell – English surveyor (fl. 1660)
    468. Margaret Atwood – Canadian novelist, short story writer and poet (1939 – )
    469. John Aubrey – English antiquarian and writer (1626 – 1697)
    470. Louis Auchincloss – American novelist, short story writer and critic (1917 – )
  3. Alexander Boswell, Lord Auchinleck – Scottish judge (1706 – 1782)
    472. W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden – American (English-born) poet, dramatist and editor (1907 – 1973)
    473. Edmund Audran – French composer (1842 – 1901)
    474. Jean M. Auel – American novelist (1936 – )
    475. Berthold Auerbach – German novelist (1812 – 1882)
    476. Erich Auerbach – German philologist, educator, critic and literary historian (1892 – 1957)     
    477. Red Auerbach – American basketball coach (1917 – 2006)
    478. Alexander Anton von Auersperg (used pseudonym Anastasius Grun) – German poet (1806 – 1876)
    479. Joseph von Auffenberg – German dramatic poet (1798 – 1857)
    480. Stan Augarten, writer (1952 – )
    481. Pierre Francois Charles Augereau (Duc de Castiglione) – French marshal (1757 – 1816)
    482. James H. Aughey – American clergyman (1828 – 1911)
    483. Guillaume Victor Emile Augier – French poet and dramatist (1820 – 1889)
    484. Mary Augusta (pseudonym of Mrs. Humphry Ward) (nee Arnold) – English novelist (1851 – 1920)
    485. Saint Aurelius Augustine (Augustine of Hippo) – Roman (Numidian-born) religious figure, writer and philosopher (354 – 430)
    486. Norman Augustine – American author and business executive (1935 – )
    487. Augustus Caesar (Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus) – Roman emperor (63 BC – 14 AD)
    488. Richard Aungervyle (Aungerville) – English learned prelate and collector of books (1287 – 1345)
  4. Aung San Suu Kyi – Burmese political leader (1945 – )
    490. Aurel (pseudonym of Aurelle Mortier) – French author (1882 – ?)
    491. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (Marcus Aurelius) – Roman emperor and philosopher (121 – 180)
    492. Joseph Auslander – American poet (1897 – 1965)
    493. Ausone de Chancel – French poet (1808 – 1867)
  5. Decimus Magnus Ausonius – Roman (Bordeaux resident)

poet and teacher(c. 310 – 395)

495. Jane Austen – English novelist (signed first book “By a Lady”) (1775 – 1817)
496. Paul Auster – American writer (1947 – )
497. Alfred Austin – English poet laureate (1835 – 1913)
498. George Austin – British clergyman (1931 – )
499. Henry Austin – English poet (fl. 1613)
500. Mary Hunter Austin –  American writer and suffragist (1868 – 1934)

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