Learn about the famous or important people of the ancient world. Below you will find different ways of looking for them, the basic alphabetical index, an occupation index, and lists of ancient biographies grouped by specific fields or characteristics.
The literalists among you may object to the inclusion of fictional or supernatural figures, but this list is for everyone, including those familiar with an ancient name, but unsure or unconcerned with whether the person is real or not.
Here you will find my list of the most important people from the ancient world. This is a subjective list, but could be entertaining food for cocktail party conversations. It should also provide a useful background for your reading in ancient history. You might want to refer to Major Events Timeline to place the names chronologically.
You may wonder about omissions. The list may not be complete, so please let me know the name and exactly why others should know about him or her. Note that this list includes only people historians almost universally accept as real.
Also see Time's Top 100 People in History.
2. A to Z
A list of people who fall under the following categories: