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Richard Wright

Richard Wright's 1940 novel Native Son was a best-seller and is still considered a classic of modern American literature. One of the most influential African-American writers of the 20th century, Wri…

Richard Wright Biography

keyboardistDied: September 15, 2008Best Known as: keyboardist and founding member of Pink Floyd Deathplace: London, England Richard Wright was one of the found…

Richard I

King of England from 1189 to 1199, Richard was called "Lionheart" (in French, Coeur de Lion) for his fighting skill and bravery. The son of battling spouses Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II, Richard…

Jeremiah Wright

Jeremiah Wright was pastor and spiritual advisor to Barack Obama until the two became estranged during the 2008 presidential campaign over Wright's controversial sermons and public remarks. The media …

The Wright Brothers

Brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright built and flew the first airplane in human history. The brothers were engineers and tinkerers who founded the Wright Cycle Comany in Dayton, Ohio in 1892. While the …

Charles Wright

Charles Wright was the United States Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (more commonly known as the U.S. Poet Laureate) from 2014-2015. Charles Wright is a poet with a Sout…

Orville Wright

Orville Wright Born: 1871 Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio Flying machine—The Wright brothers achieved the first powered, sustained and controlled flight of a heavier than air machine at Kitty H…

Wilbur Wright

Wilbur Wright Born: 1867 Birthplace: Millville, Ind. Flying machine—The Wright brothers achieved the first powered, sustained and controlled flight of a heavier than air machine at Kitt…

Robin Wright

Before Robin Wright became a star as a lead player in the Netflix series House of Cards, she was known to moviegoers as Buttercup from The Princess Bride and the love interest in Forrest Gump. Wright…

Edgar Wright

Filmmaker Edgar Wright is best known for his comedy trio made up of Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007) and The World's End (2013). After a childhood of making his own movies and two years of a…