50 famous 'D' people

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British author and creator of Sherlock Holmes
American actor in the films 'The Aviator' and 'Titanic'
Russian author of 'Crime and Punishment' and 'The Brothers Karamazov'
King of ancient Persia defeated at the Battle of Marathon 490 BC
Head of the RAF during the Battle of Britain 1940
Naturalist and author of 'On the Origin of the Species'
French composer famous for 'Claire de Lune' and 'Afternoon of a Fawn'
American singer-songwriter known for the songs ' Sweet Caroline' and 'Song Sung Blue'
American reclusive female poet 1830-86 who's works were published posthumously
Spanish surrealist painter of 'The Persistence of Memory'
Italian poet best known for 'The Divine Comedy'
American actress in the films 'Bonnie and Clyde' and 'Chinatown'
Knighted Elizabethan mariner, privateer and circumnavigator
American actor, star of the films 'Spartacus' and 'Lust for Life'
English author of Robinson Crusoe
Scottish inventor, one of the founders of the rubber company that bears his name
American actress who won Best Actress Academy Awards for 'To Each His Own' and 'The Heiress'
French philosopher famous for 'I think, therefore I am'
Builder of the world's first iron bridge on the River Severn England in 1789
Flemish artist most famous for his portraits of Charles I of England and his family
American guitarist and singer of the songs 'Take Me Home, Country Roads' and 'Annie's Song'
American vocalist and guitarist known for his technical innovations, including his trademark rectangular guitar
American film producer and director of animated films such as 'Snow White' and 'Sleeping Beauty'
British novelist and short story writer who wrote 'James and the Giant Peach' and 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'
World heavyweight boxing champion 1919-1926
Panamanian boxer who held world titles at four different weights, nicknamed 'Hands of Stone'
American jazz musician and trumpeter, composer of 'Birth Of Cool' and 'Kind Of Blue'
Leading the first bomber attack on Japan by the U.S. in 1942 earned this man the Medal of Honor
English sailor, first to to explore or map parts of western Australia and New Guinea in 1700
Portuguese mariner, first to round the tip of southernmost Africa 1488
American musician famous for 'Like A Rollin' Stone' and 'Blowin' in the Wind'
Ancient Greek philosopher who lived in a barrel and went about with a lantern in daylight searching for an honest man
American actor, star of the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' film series
British chemist and inventor of a miner's safety lamp, 1778-1829
French novelist of 'The Count of Monte Cristo' and 'The Three Musketeers'
Jewish 19th century British PM who said, 'I have climbed to the top of the greasy pole'
Second King of the united Kingdom of Israel
Favourite and alleged lover of Elizabeth I
American actor in the films 'Apocalypse Now' and 'The Godfather I & II'
American bank robber in depression-era USA killed in a shoot-out in Chicago 1934
American film director of 'The Ten Commandments', 'Cleopatra', and 'The Greatest Show on Earth'
19th-century maker of small pocket pistols, originally a single-shot pistol
King of Scotland 1034-40, killed by Macbeth
Member of a priestly class in ancient Celtic Britain, Ireland, and Gaul
English author of 'Oliver Twist' and 'A Tale of Two Cities'
Character in Greek myth who sat on a throne beneath a sword suspended by a single hair
American film actor in the films 'Rebel Without a Cause' and 'East of Eden'
The late Princess of Wales, 1961-97
Canadian singer of 'My Heart Will Go On' from the film 'Titanic', best-selling Canadian artist of all time,
Name of a vampire created by Bram Stoker

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