Alexander John Ellis

Born: June 14, 1814 Died: October 28, 1890

Alexander John Ellis, FRS was an English mathematician, philologist and early phonetician who also influenced the field of musicology.

Alexander Karp

Born: October 2, 1967

Alexander Karp is an American billionaire businessman who is the co-founder and CEO of the software firm Palantir Technologies.

Alexander Kluge

Born: February 14, 1932

Alexander Kluge is a German author, philosopher, academic and film director.

Alexander Koch

Born: February 24, 1988

Alexander Koch is an American actor. He played the series regular role of Junior Rennie on the CBS drama series Under the Dome, based on the novel by Stephen King. He currently resides in Los Angeles. Alex Koch appears in the fifth season of...

Alexander Lebedev

Born: December 16, 1959

Alexander Yevgenievich Lebedev is a Russian businessman, referred to as one of the Russian oligarchs. In early 2008, he was one of the golden 100 top Russian billionaires, listed as the 39th richest Russian, and worth an estimated US$3.1 billion...

Alexander Lowen

Born: December 23, 1910 Died: October 28, 2008

Alexander Lowen was an American physician and psychotherapist.

Alexander Ludwig

Born: May 7, 1992

Alexander Ludwig is a Canadian actor. He first began his career as a child, and then received recognition as a teenager for starring in the films The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising and Race to Witch Mountain. He shot to fame for starring as Cato in...

Alexander Lukashenko

Born: August 30, 1954

Alexander Grigoryevich Lukashenko or Alyaksandr Ryhoravich Lukashenka is a Belarusian politician, who has served as president of Belarus since the establishment of the office 26 years ago, on 20 July 1994.

Alexander Mackendrick

Born: September 8, 1912 Died: December 22, 1993

Alexander Mackendrick was an American-Scottish director and teacher. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts and later moved to Scotland.

Alexander Mackenzie

Born: 1764 Died: March 12, 1820

Sir Alexander Mackenzie was a British explorer known for accomplishing the first east to west crossing of America north of Mexico in 1793, which preceded the more famous Lewis and Clark Expedition by 12 years.

Alexander Mamut

Born: January 29, 1960

Alexander Leonidovich Mamut is a Russian billionaire lawyer, banker and investor. On the Forbes 2016 list of the world's billionaires, he was ranked #908 with a net worth of US$2.5 billion.

Alexander McCall Smith

Born: August 24, 1948

Alexander "Sandy" McCall Smith, CBE, FRSE, is a British-Zimbabwean writer and Emeritus Professor of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh. In the late 20th century, McCall Smith became a respected expert on medical law and bioethics and...

Alexander McQueen

Born: March 17, 1969 Died: February 11, 2010

View allLee Alexander McQueen, CBE was a British fashion designer and couturier. He worked as chief designer at Givenchy from 1996 to 2001, and founded his own Alexander McQueen label in 1992.

Alexander Meiklejohn

Born: February 3, 1872 Died: December 17, 1964

Alexander Meiklejohn was a philosopher, university administrator, educational reformer, and free-speech advocate, best known as president of Amherst College.

Alexander Nix

Born: May 1, 1975

Alexander James Ashburner Nix is a British businessman, the former CEO of Cambridge Analytica and a former director of the Strategic Communication Laboratories Group, a behavioural research and strategic communications consultancy, leading its...

Alexander O'Neal

Born: November 15, 1953

Alexander O'Neal is an American R&B singer, songwriter and arranger from Natchez, Mississippi. In a music career spanning more than 40 years, O'Neal is an accomplished R&B and soul singer.

Alexander Osterwalder

Born: 1974

Alexander Osterwalder is a Swiss business theorist, author, speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur, known for his work on business modeling and the development of the Business Model Canvas.

Alexander Ovechkin

Born: September 17, 1985

Alexander Mikhailovich Ovechkin is a Russian professional ice hockey winger and the captain of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League.

Alexander Payne

Born: February 10, 1961

Constantine Alexander Payne is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer, known for the films Election, About Schmidt, Sideways, The Descendants, Nebraska, and Downsizing. His films are noted for their dark humor and satirical...

Alexander Pope

Born: May 21, 1688 Died: May 30, 1744

Alexander Pope is regarded as one of the greatest English poets, and the foremost poet of the early eighteenth century. He is best known for his satirical and discursive poetry—including The Rape of the Lock, The Dunciad, and An Essay on Criticism—as well as for his translation of Homer.

Alexander Pushkin

Born: May 26, 1799 Died: January 29, 1837

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin was a Russian poet, playwright, and novelist of the Romantic era who is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature. Pushkin was born into Russian nobility in...

Alexander Rossi

Born: September 25, 1991

Alexander Michael Rossi is an American professional racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the IndyCar Series, driving the No. 27 Honda for Andretti Autosport. Rossi is best known for winning the Indianapolis 500 as a rookie in 2016.

Alexander Scriabin

Born: January 6, 1872 Died: April 14, 1915

Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin was a Russian composer and pianist. Scriabin, who was influenced early in his life by the works of Fr�d�ric Chopin, composed works that are characterised by a highly tonal idiom.

Alexander Siddig

Born: November 21, 1965

Siddig El Tahir El Fadil El Siddig Abdurrahman Mohammed Ahmed Abdel Karim El Mahdi is a Sudanese-born English actor and director known professionally as Siddig El Fadil and subsequently as Alexander Siddig.

Alexander Skarsgard

Born: August 25, 1976

Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård is a Swedish actor. He is best known for his roles as Brad "Iceman" Colbert in the miniseries Generation Kill, Eric Northman in the television series True Blood and Perry Wright in the television series Big Little...

Alexander Smith

Born: December 31, 1829 Died: January 5, 1867

Alexander Smith was a Scottish poet, labelled as one of the Spasmodic School, and essayist.

Alexander Theroux

Born: August 17, 1939

Alexander Louis Theroux is an American novelist and poet whose best known novel is perhaps Darconville's Cat which was selected by Anthony Burgess’s Ninety-Nine Novels: The Best in English since 1939 – A Personal Choice in 1984 and in Larry...

Alexander Turney Stewart

Born: October 12, 1803 Died: April 10, 1876

Alexander Turney Stewart was an Irish American entrepreneur who moved to New York and made his multimillion-dollar fortune in the most extensive and lucrative dry goods store in the world.

Alexander Volkov

Born: October 24, 1988

Alexander Yevgenievich Volkov is a Russian mixed martial artist who competes in the UFC's Heavyweight division. A professional MMA competitor since 2009, Volkov previously competed almost exclusively for the M-1 Global promotion, as well as...

Alexander Walker

Born: September 2, 1998

Nickeil Alexander-Walker is a Canadian professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the Virginia Tech Hokies. A shooting guard and a point guard, he was...

Alexander Wang

Born: December 26, 1983

Alexander Wang is an American fashion designer. Wang began his Alexander Wang fashion brand in 2005 and came to prominence after being awarded the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in 2008. From November 2012 through July 2015, Wang was Creative Director at...

Alexander Woollcott

Born: January 19, 1887 Died: January 23, 1943

Alexander Humphreys Woollcott was an American critic and commentator for The New Yorker magazine, a member of the Algonquin Round Table, an occasional actor and playwright, and a prominent radio personality.

Alexander Zverev

Born: April 20, 1997

Alexander "Sascha" Zverev is a German professional tennis player. He is the second-youngest player ranked in the top 10 by the Association of Tennis Professionals, and was a permanent fixture in the top 5 throughout 2018.

Alexander the Great

Born: 356 BC Died: 323 BC

Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a king of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty. He was born in Pella in 356 BC and succeeded his father Philip II to the throne at the age of 20.

Alexandr Dolgopolov

Born: November 7, 1988

Alexandr Oleksandrovych Dolgopolov, formerly known as Oleksandr Dolgopolov Jr., is a Ukrainian professional tennis player. He changed his forename spelling to the current form in May 2010.

Alexandra Adornetto

Born: April 18, 1994

Alexandra Adornetto, an Australian actress and author who writes for children and young adults. Her works include The Strangest Adventures series, the Halo trilogy and The Ghost House Saga.

Alexandra Bracken

Born: February 27, 1987

Alexandra Bracken is an American writer, a #1 New York Times bestselling American author, known for The Darkest Minds series and Passenger series.

Alexandra Cassavetes

Born: September 21, 1965

Alexandra "Xan" Cassavetes is an American actress and director. She is the daughter of Greek-American actor-director John Cassavetes and actress Gena Rowlands. She is the granddaughter of actress Katherine Cassavetes. She is the sister of...

Alexandra Chando

Born: July 28, 1986

Alexandra Chando is an American actress. She is known for her role as Maddie Coleman in the CBS soap opera, As the World Turns and for her dual role as identical twins, Emma Becker and Sutton Mercer in the ABC Family drama series, The Lying Game.

Alexandra Daddario

Born: March 16, 1986

Alexandra Anna Daddario is an American actress. She is known for playing Annabeth Chase in the Percy Jackson film series, Blake Gaines in San Andreas, Summer Quinn in Baywatch, Emma Corrigan in Can You Keep a Secret?, and Alexis Butler in We...

Alexandra Fuller

Born: 1969

Alexandra Fuller is a British-Rhodesian author who lives in the U.S. state of Wyoming.

Alexandra Kerry

Born: September 5, 1973

Alexandra Forbes Kerry is an American filmmaker. She is a partner at Locomotive Films and co-founder of Fictional Pictures, a film production company based in New York and Los Angeles. She is married to contemporary art curator Julien...

Alexandra Kleeman

Born: February 26, 1986

Alexandra Kleeman is an American writer. Winner of the 2020 Rome Prize, her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The Guardian, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Alexandra Kosteniuk

Born: April 23, 1984

Alexandra Konstantinovna Kosteniuk is a Russian chess grandmaster and Women's World Chess Champion from 2008 to 2010. She was European women's champion in 2004 and a two time Russian Women's Chess Champion.

Alexandra Kotur

Alexandra Kotur is an American author and fashion journalist. Kotur is the creative director at Town and Country magazine after having previously been style director of U.S. Vogue. Kotur is an international taste-maker and member of the...

Alexandra Maria Lara

Born: November 12, 1978

Alexandra Maria Lara is a Romanian-German actress who has appeared in Downfall, Control, Youth Without Youth, The Reader, Rush, and Geostorm.

Alexandra Patsavas

Born: 1968

Alexandra Patsavas is an American music supervisor who has worked on over sixty films and television series, most notably The Twilight Saga, The O.C., Grey's Anatomy and Gossip Girl.

Alexandra Paul

Born: July 29, 1963

Alexandra Elizabeth Paul is an American actress, activist, health coach, and former model. Paul began her career modeling in New York before landing her first major role in John Carpenter's horror film Christine. This was followed with prominent...

Alexandra Petri

Born: 1988

Alexandra Petri is an American humorist and newspaper columnist. In 2010, she became the youngest person to have a column in The Washington Post. Petri runs the ComPost blog on the paper's website, on which she formerly worked with Dana Milbank.

Alexandra Ripley

Born: January 8, 1934 Died: January 10, 2004

Alexandra Ripley, née Braid was an American writer best known as the author of Scarlett, written as a sequel to Gone with the Wind. Her first novel was Who's the Lady in the President's Bed?.