Iron Chariots Wiki:Requested pages/List of nontheists (miscellaneous)
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This page contains people who from business, history, military, social sciences, sports & visual arts who are/were atheists.
- John Baskerville (1706–1775): English typesetter, printing innovator and typefounder, designer of the typeface that bears his name.
- Andrew Carnegie (1835–1919): Scottish-American industrialist and philanthropist, sometimes described as the wealthiest man who ever lived.
- Felix Dennis (1947–): British magazine publisher and philanthropist.
- Larry Flynt (1942–): American publisher and the head of Larry Flynt Publications.
- Stephen Girard (1750–1831): French sailor turned American banker and philanthropist.
- Allan Pinkerton (1819–1884): Scottish-born American detective and spy, best known for creating the Pinkerton Agency, the first detective agency of the United States.
- Graeme Samuel : Australian businessman, currently serving as the chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
- George Soros (1930—): Hungarian-born investor, philanthropist and writer.
- Christer Sturmark (1964–): Swedish IT entrepreneur and chairman of The Swedish Humanist Organisation.
- Will Wyatt (1942–): British media consultant and company director, formerly a journalist, television producer and senior executive at the BBC.
- Mark Zuckerberg (1984–): Founder and CEO of Facebook
- Dave Allen (comedian) (1936–2005): Irish comedian, popular on United Kingdom and Australian television in the 1960s, 1970s and also in the 1990s.
- Keith Allen (1953–): British comedian, actor, singer and writer, father of Lilly Allen.
- Wil Anderson (1974–): Australian television, radio and stand-up comedian, former host of ABC's The Glass House.
- Matt Besser (1967–): American comedian
- Abie Philbin Bowman (19??–): Irish comedian and columnist, writer/director/performer of Jesus: The Guantanamo Years.
- Marcus Brigstocke (1973–): English comedian, satirist and presenter of The Late Edition
- George Carlin (1937–): American comedian, actor and author; outspoken atheist who has described religion as being "the greatest bullshit story ever told," that "there's an invisible man living in the sky."
- Adam Carolla (1964–): American comedian, actor and comedy writer.
- Jimmy Carr (1972–): English-Irish comedian.
- Pat Condell (1951–): English stand up comedian, writer and secularist.
- David Cross (1964–): American actor and comedian.
- Ben Elton (1959–): English comedian, writer and director.
- Janeane Garofalo (1964–): American actor and comedian.
- Ricky Gervais (1961–): British comedian and actor, co-creator of the original version of The Office.
- Kathy Griffin (1963–): American comedian.
- Richard Herring (1967–): British comedian and writer, best known as part of Lee and Herring.
- Robin Ince (1969–): British comedian. (According to his official MySpace page)
- Eddie Izzard (1962–): English stand-up comedian and actor, winner of several awards.
- Dom Joly (1967–): Award-winning British television comedian and journalist, best known as the star of Trigger Happy TV.
- Stewart Lee (1968–): English stand-up comedian, writer and director, best known as one half of Lee and Herring and for co-writing and directing the critically-acclaimed and controversial stage show Jerry Springer: The Opera.
- Dermot Morgan (1952–1998): Irish comedian and actor, who achieved international renown as Father Ted Crilly in the Channel 4 sitcom Father Ted.
- Patton Oswalt (1969–): American actor and comedian.
- Linda Smith (1958–2006): English comedian and comedy writer, president of the British Humanist Association from 2004 until her death.
- Julia Sweeney (1959–): American actor and comedian. Alumna of Saturday Night Live, author/performer of a one-woman autobiographical stage show about finding atheism: Letting Go of God.
- Mark Thomas (1963–): English comedian, presenter, political activist and reporter, best known for political stunts on his show, The Mark Thomas Comedy Product on UK Channel 4.
- Gene Weingarten (1951–): Humor writer for The Washington Post.
- G. E. M. de Ste. Croix (1910–2000): British historian, specializing in examining the classical era from a historical materialist perspective.
- Constantine Fitzgibbon (1919–1983): Irish-American historian and novelist.
- George Grote (1794–1871): English classical historian, best known in the field for a major work, the voluminous History of Greece, still read.
- Keith Hopkins (1934–2004): British classical historian and sociologist, professor of ancient history at the University of Cambridge 1985–2001.
- Robin Lane Fox (1946–): English academic and historian, currently a Fellow of New College, Oxford, Lecturer in Ancient History at Exeter College, Oxford and University Reader in Ancient History.
- Tony Parker (1923–1996): English oral historian, whose work was dedicated to giving a voice to British and American society's most marginalised figures.
- Pierre Vidal-Naquet (1930–2006): French classical historian.
- Abdul Rashid Dostum (1954–): Afghani military figure, the current leader of Uzbek-Afghan northern provinces.
- William Sholto Douglas, Baron Douglas of Kirtleside, Marshal of the Royal Air Force GCB, MC, DFC (1893–1969): Distinguished British airman, a senior figure in the Royal Air Force up to and during World War II.
- Scott Atran (1952–): American anthropologist.
- Herbert de Souza (1935–1997): Brazilian sociologist and activist against economic injustice and government corruption in Brazil, and founder of the Brazilian Institute of Social Analysis and Economics (IBASE).
- Émile Durkheim (1858–1917): French sociologist whose contributions were instrumental in the formation of sociology and anthropology.
- Norman Finkelstein (1953–): American political scientist and author, specialising in Jewish-related issues, especially the Holocaust and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
- Sir Raymond Firth CNZM, FBA (1901–2002): New Zealand ethnologist, considered to have singlehandedly created a form of British economic anthropology.
- Michel Foucault (1926–1984): French philosopher, historian, critic and sociologist.
- Thor Heyerdahl (1914–2002): Norwegian ethnographer and adventurer, famous for his Kon-Tiki expedition.
- Mayer Hillman (1931–): British political scientist, architect and town planner, a Senior Fellow Emeritus at the Policy Studies Institute.
- Baruch Kimmerling (1939–2007): Romanian-born professor of sociology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
- Kemal Kirişci (19??–): Turkish political scientist, professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul.
- Peter Lawrence (1921–1987): British-born Australian anthropologist, pioneer in the study of Melanesian religions noted for his work on cargo cults.
- Sir Edmund Leach (1910–1989): British social anthropologist, a Fellow of the British Academy.
- James H. Leuba (1868–1946): American psychologist, one of the leading figures of the early phase of the American psychology of religion movement.
- Alfred Radcliffe-Brown (1881–1955): English social anthropologist who developed the theory of Structural functionalism.
- Herbert Simon (1916–2001): American political scientist and economist, one of the most influential social scientists of the 20th century.
- Robert Spitzer (19??–): American psychiatrist, Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University, a major architect of the modern classification of mental disorders.
- Laurie Taylor (1936–): British sociologist and radio presenter.
- Lance Armstrong (1971–): American cyclist, winner of the Tour de France seven consecutive times.
- Fausto Coppi (1919–1960): Italian racing cyclist, nicknamed Il Campionissimo ("the greatest champion") one of the most successful and popular cyclists of all time.
- Robin Dixon CBE (1935–): British Olympic gold medal bobsledder, army Major, businessman, British and Northern Irish politician, latterly a member of the House of Lords.
- Jan Hein Donner (1927–1988): Dutch chess grandmaster and writer.
- Jonathan Edwards (1966–): British triple jumper. Former Olympic, European and World champion. Holds the current world record in the event.
- Hugh Falkus (1917–1996): British writer, film maker, World War II pilot, but best known as an angler, with seminal books on salmon and sea trout fishing.
- David Feherty (1958–): Irish golfer, a former European Tour and PGA Tour professional who now works as a writer and broadcaster.
- Olga Galchenko (1990–): Juggler.
- Joe Simpson (1972–): British mountaineer, author and motivational speaker, famous for his book Touching the Void, subsequently filmed.
- Robert Smith (1972–): former Minnesota Vikings running back and NFL Network football analyst.
- Matthew Syed (1970–): English table tennis international, three times the Men's Singles Champion at the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships and competing for Great Britain in two Olympic Games, now a Times journalist.
- Savielly Tartakower (1887–1956): Polish and French chess Grandmaster, the king of chess journalism in the 1920s and 30s.
- Bob Woolmer (1948–2007): English international cricketer, professional cricket coach and commentator, playing in 19 Test matches and 6 One Day Internationals for England and later coaching South Africa, Warwickshire and Pakistan.
- Abu Abraham (1924–2002): Indian political cartoonist, journalist, and author.
- Franko B (1960–): Brisish performance artist who uses his own body in his art.
- Francis Bacon (1909–1992): Irish-born figurative painter whose work is known for its bold, austere, and often grotesque or nightmarish imagery.
- Jemima Blackburn (1957–): Scottish painter and illustrator, especially of evocative images of rural life in 19th century Scotland.
- Iwona Blazwick OBE (19??–): British art gallery curator, Director of the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London.
- Berkeley Breathed (1957–): American cartoonist, children's book author/illustrator, director, and screenwriter, best known for the cartoon strip Bloom County.
- Joan Brossa (1919–1998): Spanish graphic designer and plastic artist, one of the leading early proponents of visual poetry in Catalan literature.
- Mitch Clem (1982–): American cartoonist and webcomic author.
- Walter Crane (1845–1915): English artist and book illustrator, a main contributor to the child's nursery motif in English children's illustrated literature of the latter 19th century.
- Eric de Maré (1910–2002): British architectural photographer.
- Barry Driscoll (1926–2006): British painter, wildlife artist and sculptor.
- John Ernest (1922–1994): American-born artist, a key member of the British constructivist art movement.
- Ernst Ludwig Freud (1892–1970): German/Austrian architect, the youngest son of Sigmund Freud.
- Sam Fullbrook (1922–2004): Prize-winning Australian artist.
- Peter Fuller (1947–1990): British art critic and magazine editor, founding editor of the art magazine Modern Painters and art critic of The Sunday Telegraph.
- Sir Alfred Gilbert (1854–1934): English sculptor and goldsmith, central participant in the New Sculpture movement.
- Sir Ernst Gombrich OM, CBE (1909–2001): Austrian-born British art historian.
- Antony Gormley OBE, RA (1950–): English sculptor, famous for his Angel of the North.
- George Grosz (1893–1959): German draughtsman and painter, a prominent member of the Berlin Dada and New Objectivity group.
- Alfred Hrdlicka (1928–): Austrian sculptor, draughtsman, painter and artist, whose 2008 religious work about the Apostles, Religion, Flesh and Power, attracted criticism over its homoerotic theme.
- Mark Hofmann (1954–): Prolific counterfeiter and ex-Mormon who murdered two people in Salt Lake City, Utah.
- Sebastian Horsley (1962–): English artist and writer, best known for having undergone a voluntary crucifixion.
- Waldemar Januszczak (1954–): British art critic, former Guardian arts editor and maker of television arts documentaries.
- Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, known as Le Corbusier (1887–1965): Swiss-born architect, designer, urbanist, writer and also painter, famous for his contributions to what now is called Modern Architecture.
- Giulio Mancini (1558–1630): Italian biographer and writer on art, art collector and noted physician.
- Alexander McQueen CBE (1969–): English fashion designer.
- Oscar Niemeyer (1907–): Brazilian architect, considered one of the most important names in international modern architecture.
- Jorge Oteiza (1908–2003): Basque sculptor, painter, designer and writer, renowned for being one of the main theorists on Basque modern art.
- Simon Patterson (1967–): English artist, shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1996.
- Grayson Perry (1960–): English artist, best known for his ceramics and for cross-dressing, the first ceramic artist and public transvestite to win the Turner Prize.
- Sigmar Polke (1941–): German post-modern painter and photographer.
- Gwen Raverat (1885–1957): English wood engraving artist who co-founded the Society of Wood Engravers in England.
- Gerhard Richter (1932–): German artist, considered one of the most important German artists of the post-World War II period.
- Bryan Robertson OBE (1925–2002): English curator and arts manager, "the greatest Director the Tate Gallery never had".
- Martin Rowson (1959–): British political cartoonist, novelist and satirist.
- Brendan Powell Smith (19??–): American artist, author, and creator of The Brick Testament, which illustrates stories from the Bible by dioramas of LEGO bricks.
- "Normal" Bob Smith (1969–): American graphic artist, who prompted controversy with his creation of Jesus Dress Up.
- Kurt Westergaard (1935–): Danish cartoonist, creator of a controversial cartoon of the Muslim prophet Muhammad wearing a bomb as a turban which was part of the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy.
- Christopher Robin Milne (1920–1996): Son of author A. A. Milne who, as a young child, was the basis of the character Christopher Robin in his father's Winnie-the-Pooh stories and in two books of poems.
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