Top 20 people known by the name Richard

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Richards in modern history: Most important people in history: Richard

1. Clement Richard Attlee; 1st Earl Attlee: British statesman and leader of the Labour party who instituted the welfare state in England (1883-1967)

2. Burbage; Richard Burbage: English actor who was the first to play the leading role in several of Shakespeare’s tragedies (1567-1619)

3. Burton; Richard Burton: Welsh film actor who often co-starred with Elizabeth Taylor (1925-1984)

4. Burton; Richard Burton; Sir Richard Burton; Sir Richard Francis Burton: English explorer who with John Speke was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika (1821-1890)

5. Byrd; Richard E. Byrd; Richard Evelyn Byrd; Admiral Byrd: explorer and United States naval officer; led expeditions to explore Antarctica (1888-1957)

6. D’Oyly Carte; Richard D’Oyly Carte: English impresario who brought Gilbert and Sullivan together and produced many of their operettas in London (1844-1901)

7. Edward; Prince Edward; Edward Antony Richard Louis: third son of Elizabeth II (born in 1964)

8. Feynman; Richard Feynman; Richard Phillips Feynman: United States physicist who contributed to the theory of the interaction of photons and electrons (1918-1988)

9. Fuller; Buckminster Fuller; R. Buckminster Fuller; Richard Buckminster Fuller: United States architect who invented the geodesic dome (1895-1983)

10. Gatling; Richard Jordan Gatling: United States inventor of the first rapid firing gun (1818-1903)

11. Groves; Leslie Richard Groves: United States general who served as military director of the atomic bomb project (1896-1970)

12. Haldane; Richard Haldane; Richard Burdon Haldane; First Viscount Haldane of Cloan: Scottish statesman and brother of Elizabeth and John Haldane (1856-1928)

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13. Hess; Rudolf Hess; Walther Richard Rudolf Hess: Nazi leader who in 1941 flew a solo flight to Scotland in an apparent attempt to negotiate a peace treaty with Great Britain but was imprisoned for life (1894-1987)

14. Calvin Richard Klein: United States fashion designer noted for understated fashions (born in 1942)

15. Leakey; Richard Leakey; Richard Erskine Leakey: English paleontologist (son of Louis Leakey and Mary Leakey) who continued the work of his parents; he was appointed director of a wildlife preserve in Kenya but resigned under political pressure (born in 1944)

16. Lee; Richard Henry Lee: leader of the American Revolution who proposed the resolution calling for independence of the American colonies (1732-1794)

17. Nixon; Richard Nixon; Richard M. Nixon; Richard Milhous Nixon; President Nixon: vice president under Eisenhower and 37th President of the United States; resigned after the Watergate scandal in 1974 (1913-1994)

18. Nuffield; William Richard Morris; First Viscount Nuffield: British industrialist who manufactured automobiles and created a philanthropic foundation (1877-1963)

19. Sir Richard Owen: English comparative anatomist and paleontologist who was an opponent of Darwinism (1804-1892)

20. Richard II: King of England from 1377 to 1399; he suppressed the Peasant’s Revolt in 1381 but his reign was marked by popular discontent and baronial opposition in British Parliament and he was forced to abdicate in 1399 (1367-1400)


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