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FAMOUS UUs

The following list shows a sample of notable Unitarians, Universalists and Unitarian Universalists. Click on the person’s name to find out more.

Louisa May Alcott 1832-1888 Abolitionist, author of Little Women
Susan B. Anthony 1820-1906 Activist, publisher
P. T. Barnum 1810-1891 Showman
George Bancroft 1800-1891 Politician, Writer,  Historian, Unitarian Minister
Clara Barton 1821-1912 Organizer of the American Red Cross
Sir Tim Berners-Lee b. 1955 Physicist, inventor of the World Wide Web
Robert Burns 1759-1796 National Poet of Scotland
William Ellery Channing 1780-1842 Unitarian minister, Author, speaker
E. E. Cummings 1894-1962 poet, painter
 Charles Darwin 1809-1882  Naturalist, Geologist, Biologist, Author
Charles Dickens 1812-1870 Novelist, author of A Christmas Carol and Oliver Twist
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 Unitarian minister, essayist, poet
Margaret Fuller 1810-1850  Author, Critic, Feminist, Transcendentalist
Gary Gygax 1938-2008 Creator of Dungeons and Dragons
 Edward Hale 1822-1909  Author of The Man without a Country, Clergyman
Edmond Halley 1656-1742 Astronomer, discoverer of Halley’s comet
Nathaniel Hawthorne 1804-1864 Author of The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables
Dr. Lotta Hitschmanova 1909-1990 Canadian humanitarian, founder of USC Canada
Lois Hole 1929-2005 Canadian Governor General, Author, Businesswoman, Horticulturalist, Educator
Margaret Laurence 1926-1987 Canadian author of The Stone Angel and The Diviners
Dorothy Livesay 1909-1996 Canadian poet
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807-1882 Poet, educator
Herman Melville 1819-1891 Author of Moby Dick
John Molson 1763-1836 Canadian brewer, Member of the Legislative Council of Lower Canada
Robert Munsch b. 1945 Canadian author of Love You Forever and The Paper Bag Princess
Paul Newman 1925-2008 Actor
Sir Isaac Newton 1642-1726 Physicist and mathematician
Florence Nightingale 1820-1910 Nurse, humanitarian, statistician, Inventor of the Pie Chart
Beatrix Potter 1866-1943 Conservationist, author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Joseph Priestley 1733-1804 Scientist, natural philosopher, political theorist
Christopher Reeve 1952-2004 Actor
Pete Seeger 1919-2014 Musician, social activist
Rod Serling 1924-1975 Screenwriter, TV producer
Michael Servetus 1511-1553 Theologian, Unitarian martyr
Emily Stowe 1813-1903 Toronto physician, suffragette, first woman doctor in Canada
Margaret Sutton (aka Rachel Beebe) 1903-2001 Author of children’s books, including the Judy Bolton series
William Howard Taft 1857-1930 27th American President
Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 Author, poet, abolitionist, naturalist
Josiah Wedgwood 1730-1795 British potter
Dawud Wharnsby b. 1972 Canadian musician
Walt Whitman 1819-1892 Poet, humanist
Frank Lloyd Wright 1867-1959 Architect