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People named Richard

Rulers and heads of state

Richard, Duke of Burgundy Richard, Duke of Burgundy (858–921), also known as Richard of Autun or Richard the Justiciar, was Count of Autun from 880 and the first Margrave and Duke of Burgundy. He eventually attained suzerainty over all the counties of Burgundy save Mâ ...
(died 921) *
Richard I, Duke of Normandy Richard I (28 August 932 – 20 November 996), also known as Richard the Fearless (French: ''Richard Sans-Peur''; Old Norse: ''Jarl Rikard''), was the count of Rouen from 942 to 996.Detlev Schwennicke, ''Europäische Stammtafeln, Europäische St ...
(933–996) *
Richard II, Duke of Normandy Richard II (23 August 963 – 28 August 1026), called the Good (French: ''Le Bon''), was the duke of Normandy In the Middle Ages, the Duke of Normandy was the ruler of the Duchy of Normandy in north-western Kingdom of France, France. The duchy aro ...
(died 1026), son of Richard I of Normandy *
Richard I of CapuaRichard Drengot (died 1078) was the count of Aversa (1049–1078), prince of Capua (1058–1078, as Richard I) and duke of Gaeta (1064–1078). Early career in Italy Richard, who came from near Dieppe in the Pays de Caux in eastern Normandy, was the ...
(died 1078), King of Capua and Count of Aversa *
Richard I of England Richard I (8 September 1157 – 6 April 1199) was King of England from 1189 until his death in 1199. He also ruled as Duke of Normandy, Duke of Aquitaine, Aquitaine and Duchy of Gascony, Gascony, Lord of Cyprus, and Count of Poitiers, Cou ...

Richard I of England
or ''Richard the Lionheart'' (1157–1199) *
Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall Richard (5 January 1209 – 2 April 1272), second son of John, King of England, was the nominal Count of Poitou (1225–1243), Earl of Cornwall (from 1225) and King of the Romans, King of Germany (from 1257). He was one of the wealthiest men in ...
(1209–1272), elected King of Germany *
Richard II of England Richard II (6 January 1367 – c. 14 February 1400), also known as Richard of Bordeaux, was King of England This list of kings and queens of the Kingdom of England The Kingdom of England was a sovereign state on the island of Gr ...

Richard II of England
(1367–1400) * Richard III of England (1452–1485) * Richard Cromwell (1626–1712), son of Oliver Cromwell, and his successor as Lord Protector of England (1658–1659)

In politics and government

*Richard Acland (1906–1990), one of the founders of the British Common Wealth Party and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament *Richard Aluwihare (1895–1976), Sri Lankan diplomat *Dick Armey (born 1940), American politician, member US House of Representatives from Texas (1985–2003) *Richard Armitage (politician) (born 1945), American government official, Deputy Secretary of State (2001–2005) *Richard Arrington Jr. (born 1934), first African-American mayor of the city of Birmingham, Alabama *R. B. Bennett (1870–1947), Canadian politician, Prime Minister of Canada (1930–1935) *Richard Blumenthal (born 1946), American politician, US Senator from Connecticut(2010–present) *Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Burlington (1612–1698), Lord High Treasurer of Ireland and a cavalier *R. L. Brohier, Richard Leslie Brohier (1892–1980), Sri Lankan Burgher people, Burgher land surveyor and author *Richard Burr (born 1955), American politician, US Senator from North Carolina (2005–present) *Dick Cheney (born 1941), American politician, Member of the US House of Representatives from Wyoming (1979–1989), Secretary of Defense (1989–1993) and Vice President (2001–2009) *Dick Clark (senator) (born 1928), American politician, US Senator from Iowa (1973–1979) *Richard Court (born 1947), Australian politician, Premier of Western Australia (1993–2001) *Richard J. Daley (1902–1976), American politician, Mayor of Chicago (1955–1976) *Richard M. Daley (born 1942), American politician, Illinois state senator (1972–1980) and Mayor of Chicago (1989–2011) *Richard Darman (1943–2008), American businessman and government official, White House Staff Secretary (1981–1985), Deputy Secretary of the Treasury (1985–1987) and Director of the Office of Management and Budget (1989–1993) *Dick Durbin (born 1944), American politician, US senator from Illinois (1997–present), Democratic Senate Whip (2005–present) *Richard Grenville-Temple, 2nd Earl Temple (1711–1779), British politician and associate and brother-in-law of William Pitt *Richard J. Gordon (born 1945) Filipino politician and broadcaster *Richard Haldane, 1st Viscount Haldane, British nobleman and politician *Richard Hatfield (1931–1991), Canadian politician, Premier of New Brunswick (1970–1987) *Richard Helms (1913–2002), American government official, Director of Central Intelligence (1966–1973), US Ambassador to Iran (1973–1977) *Junius Richard Jayewardene (1906–1996), President of Sri Lanka from 1978–1989 *Richard Johnson (judge) (1937–2019), Irish jurist, President of the Irish High Court (2006–2009) *Richard Jones, 1st Earl of Ranelagh (1641–1712), Irish peer, and politician both in the Parliaments of England and Ireland *Richard Lovell Edgeworth (1744–1817) Anglo-Irish politician, writer and inventor *Richard Lugar (1932–2019), American politician, US Senator from Indiana (1977–2011) *Richard Mentor Johnson (1780–1850), American politician, Member of the US House of Representatives from Kentucky (1807–1819 and 1829–1833), US Senator from Kentucky (1819–1829) and Vice President (1837–1841) *Dick Murphy, (born 1942) American politician who served as the 33rd Mayor of San Diego, California *Richard L. Murphy (1875–1936), Democratic US Senator from Iowa *Richard W. Murphy (born 1929), American diplomat and career member of the foreign service *Richard Nixon (1913–1994), American politician, President of the United States (1969–1974) and Vice President (1953–1961) *Richard Perle (born 1941), American government official and foreign policy specialist, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs 1981–1987 *Richard F. Pettigrew (1848–1926), American lawyer, surveyor, and land developer *Richard Abusua-Yedom Quarshie, Ghanaian businessman and diplomat *Richard Rush (1780–1859), American politician, US Attorney General (1814–1817) and Secretary of the Treasury (1825–1829) *Rick Scott (born 1952), American politician, US Senator from Florida (2019–present), Governor of Florida (2011–2019) *Richard Seddon (1845–1906), New Zealand politician, Prime Minister of New Zealand (1893–1906) *Richard Shelby (born 1934), American politician, US Senator from Alabama (1987–present) *Richard Stockton (U.S. senator) (1764–1828), American politician, US Senator from New Jersey (1796–1799), Member of the US House of Representatives (1813–1815) *Dick Thornburgh (1932–2020), American politician, Governor of Pennsylvania (1979–1987) and US Attorney General (1988–1991) *Richard Tötterman (1926–2020), Finnish diplomat *Richard Udugama, (1911–1995), major general, Commander of the Sri Lanka Army from 1964–1966, politician *Richard von Weizsäcker (1920–2015), German politician, Governing Mayor of West Berlin (1981–1984) and President of the Federal Republic of Germany (1984–1994) *Richard Wellesley, 1st Marquess Wellesley (1760–1842), Anglo-Irish Governor-General of India, Foreign Secretary in the British Cabinet and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, brother of the 1st Duke of Wellington *Richard Wild (judge) (1912–1978), New Zealand jurist, Chief Justice of New Zealand (1966–1978)

Aristocrats and non-ruling royals

*Richard fitz Gilbert (before 1035 – c. 1090), Norman lord involved in the conquest of England *Richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Gloucester (1222–1262) *Richard of Conisburgh, 3rd Earl of Cambridge *Richard Óg de Burgh, 2nd Earl of Ulster (1259–1326) *Richard Orsini (died 1304), Count Palatine of Cephalonia and Zakynthos, Count of Gravina, Bailli of Achaea *Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury (1400–1460), Yorkist leader in the Wars of the Roses *Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York (1411–1460), a principal participant in the Wars of the Roses *Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury *Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick (1428–1471), wealthy English magnate and major protagonist in the Wars of the Roses *Richard of Shrewsbury, 1st Duke of York (1473 – c. 1483), who would have been King Richard IV of England if he had lived *Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington (1694–1753), instrumental in the revival of Palladian architecture *Richard Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville, 2nd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos (1797–1861), noted for squandering his great wealth *Richard Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville, 3rd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos (1823–1889), British soldier, politician and administrator *Prince Richard von Metternich (1829–1895), Austrian diplomat *Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (born 1934), German-Swedish aristocrat and landowner, husband of Princess Benedikte of Denmark *Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester (born 1944), British royal

Business people

*Richard L. Bloch (born 1929), American investor, real estate developer, banker, and philanthropist *Richard Branson (born 1950), British businessman and founder of the Virgin Group of companies *Richard Deeb (1924–1990), real estate developer *Richard DeVos (born 1926), American businessman and co-founder of Amway *Richard Jacobs (businessman) (1925–2009), real estate businessman and owner of the Cleveland Indians baseball team *Richard Oetker (born 1951), German businessman, CEO of Dr. Oetker since 2010 *Richard Rawlings (born 1969), star of American television show ''Fast N' Loud'', owner of Gas Monkey garage, Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill and Gas Monkey Live *Richard Warren Sears (1863–1914), co-founder of Sears, Roebuck and Company, and considered a promotional genius *Richard Velazquez (born 1973), PepsiCo executive and first automotive designer at Porsche AG (Germany) of Puerto Rican descent *Richard Wilding, British businessman and academic

Religious figures

*Saint Richard (disambiguation) *Richard Baxter (1615 – 1691) English Puritan church leader, poet, hymn-writer *Richard of Dover (died 1184), Benedictine monk and Archbishop of Canterbury *Richard Foxe (c. 1448 – 1528), Bishop of Exeter, Bath and Wells, Durham, and Winchester, Lord Privy Seal, and founder of Corpus Christi College, Oxford *Richard Furman (1755 – 1825), Baptist leader from Charleston, South Carolina, United States, elected in 1814 as the first president of the Triennial Convention, the first nationwide Baptist association *Richard of Poitiers (died c. 1174), monk of the Benedictine abbey of Cluny, and author of historical works, treatises and poems *Richard Poore (died 1237), Bishop of Salisbury and Durham, who helped found Salisbury Cathedral in its present location *Richard Swinefield (died 1317), medieval Bishop of Hereford

In music


*Richard Dybeck (1811–1877), Swedish lyricist who wrote the national anthem of Sweden *Richard Heuberger (1850–1924), Austrian composer of operas and operettas, music critic, and teacher *Richard D. James (musician) (born 1971), British composer and electronic musician, records music as Aphex Twin, among other monikers *Richard Mohaupt (1904–1957), German-American composer and conductor *Dick Oatts, American jazz saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator *Richard Strauss (1864–1949), German composer and conductor *Richard Wagner (1813–1883), German composer, writer, conductor and theatre director *Rich Batsford pianist, composer and singer songwriter

Singers and musicians

*Richard "Big Daddy Ritch" Anderson, lead vocalist for American red dirt metal band Texas Hippie Coalition *Richard Ashcroft (born 1971), former singer with The Verve *Ritchie Blackmore (born 1945), lead guitarist of Deep Purple, Rainbow, Blackmore's Night *Richard Butler (singer) (born 1956), lead singer of the Psychedelic Furs *Richard Carpenter (musician) (born 1946), one half of The Carpenters *Rick Chertoff, American music producer *Rick Danko (1943–1999), bassist for The Band *Richard Sulogowski (born 1955), American heavy metal bassist known as Rik Fox *Richard Henshall (born 1984), main composer, guitarist and keyboardist of Haken *Richard Kruspe (born 1967), lead guitarist of Rammstein *Richard Manuel (1943–1986), pianist and vocalist of The Band *Richard Lewis (tenor) (1914–1990), British tenor *Richard Patrick (born 1968), lead singer and guitarist of Filter (band), Filter *Richard Wayne Penniman (1932–2020), birth name of Little Richard, American rock and roll singer *Rich Perry, American jazz tenor saxophonist *Richard Starkey (born 1940), birth name of Ringo Starr, drummer of The Beatles *Richard Tauber (1891–1948), Austrian tenor *Richard Thompson (musician) (born 1949), singer, songwriter and guitarist *Ritchie Valens (1941–1959), singer, songwriter and guitarist *Richard Wright (musician) (1943–2008), keyboard player for Pink Floyd *Richard "Richie" Giese, known as Social Repose, American singer-songwriter and YouTube personality *Wiley (musician), full name Richard "Wiley" Cowie (born 1979), pioneer of grime music.


*Richard Dean Anderson (born 1950), American actor *Richard Armitage (actor) (born 1971), English actor *Richard Attenborough (1923–2014), English actor, director, producer and entrepreneur *Richard Ayoade (born 1977), English comedian, actor, writer and director *Richard Belzer (born 1944), American actor, author, and stand-up comedian *Richard Beymer (born 1938), American actor, filmmaker and artist *Richard Biggs (1960–2004), American television and stage actor *Richard Burbage (1568–1619), English actor and theatre owner *Richard Burton (1925–1984), Welsh actor *Dick Cavett (born 1936), American television talk show host *Richard Chamberlain (born 1934), American actor *Dick Clark (1929–2012) was an American radio and television personality *Richard Curtis (born 1956), British screenwriter, music producer, actor and film director *Richard Dreyfuss (born 1947), American actor *Richard Dysart (1929–2015), American actor *Richard Fleeshman (born 1989), English actor and singer *Richard Franklin (actor), (born 1936), English actor, writer, director and political activist *Richard Gere (born 1949), American actor *Richard Gomez (born 1966), Filipino athlete, television presenter, actor, director and politician *Richard Grieco (born 1965), American actor *Richard Gutierrez (born 1984), Filipino actor *Richard Harris (1930–2002), Irish actor, singer-songwriter, theatrical producer, film director and writer *Richard Jaeckel (1926–1997), American actor *Richard Kind (born 1956), American actor *Richard Madden (born 1986), Scottish actor *Cheech Marin (Richard Anthony Marin, born 1946), American actor and comedian, known for the comedy duo Cheech & Chong *Richard Pryor (1940–2005) an American stand-up comedian and actor *Richard Roundtree (born 1942), American actor *Richard Schulefand (1923–1987), American actor and comedian professionally known as Dick Shawn *Peter Sellers (1925–1980), British actor born Richard Henry Sellers *Richard Simmons (actor) (1913–2003), American actor *Richard Simmons (born 1948), American fitness personality and actor *Richard Speight, Jr. (born 1970), American actor *Richard Thomas (actor) (born 1951), American actor *Richard Todd (1919–2009), Irish born English actor *Dick Van Dyke (born 1925), American actor, comedian, writer and producer *Richard Widmark (1914-2008), American actor *Richard Yap (born 1967), Filipino actor, singer, and model *Rick Yune, Korean-American actor

In film and television

* Richard Donner (born 1930), American film director and producer * Richard Edlund (born 1940), American special effects cinematographer * Richard Hatch (actor) (1945–2017), American actor, writer and producer * Richard Hatch (Survivor contestant) (born 1961), American television personality, winner of ''Survivor: Borneo'' * Richard Hammond (born 1969), British television presenter * Richard Juan (born 1992), Hong Kong model and television host based in the Philippines * Richard Lester (born 1932), American film director based in the UK * Rich Vos (born 1957), American comedian * Richard Whiteley (1943–2005), former Countdown host and UK television personality * Richard Whitley (born 1948), American screenwriter and producer * Richard Williams (animator) (1933–2019), Canadian-British animator * Richard D. Zanuck (1934–2012), American film producer


*Richard R. Arnold (born 1963), American astronaut *Richard Francis Burton (1821–1890), British geographer, explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet, fencer and diplomat *Richard E. Byrd (1888–1957), US Navy rear admiral, aviator and explorer *Richard Masters (aka William Marsters), English sailor, cooper, trader and explorer *Dick Rutkowski, diving medicine pioneer


*Richard Lee Armstrong (1937–1991), American-Canadian geologist *Richard Dawkins (born 1941), English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author *Richard Feynman (1918–1988), American Nobel Prize-winning physicist *Richard Hall (archaeologist) (1949–2011), English archaeologist *Richard D. Hansen, American archaeologist *Richard D. James (scientist) (born 1952), American mechanician and materials scientist *Richard Klophaus (born 1965), German economist *Richard von Krafft-Ebing (1840–1902), Austro-German baron, psychiatrist and author of the foundational work ''Psychopathia Sexualis''. *Richard Leakey (born 1944), politician, paleoanthropologist and conservationist *Richard Pringle, American psychologist and professor *Richard Beck (scholar) (1897–1980), American literary historian *Richard von Mises (1883–1953), Austrian-American scientist and mathematician *Richard Swedberg (born 1948), Swedish sociologist at Cornell University


* Richard Baer (1911–1963), German Nazi SS concentration camp commandant * Richard O'Connor (1889–1981), British Army officer and military commander * Richard FitzAlan, 10th Earl of Arundel (c. 1306–1376), English military leader * Richard FitzAlan, 11th Earl of Arundel (1346–1397), English military commander * Richard G. Graves, retired lieutenant general in the United States Army, commander of III Corps and Fort Hood * Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe (1726–1799), British naval commander in the American War of Independence and the French Revolutionary Wars * Richard Marcinko (born 1940), US Navy SEAL commander and Vietnam War veteran * Richard Myers (born 1942), US Air Force general, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (2000–2001) and Chairman (2001–2005) * Richard Savage, 4th Earl Rivers (c. 1660 – 1712), soldier and noted rake * Richard Taylor (general) (1826–1879), American Civil War Confederate general * Richard Udugama (1911–1995), 6th Commander of the Sri Lanka Army * Richard Winters (1918–2011), US Army major and Second World War veteran

In sports

*Dick Attlesey (1929–1984), American hurdler *Dick Ault (1925–2007), American Olympian *Rink Babka (born 1936), American discus thrower *Dick Barber (1910–1983), American long jumper *Richard Bleier (born 1987), major league baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles *Dick Butkus (born 1942), American footballer and actor *Richard Chelimo (1972–2001), Kenyan long-distance runner *Richard Childress (born 1945), NASCAR Cup Series team owner and former American race car driver *Dick Davis (running back) (born 1946), American football player *Dick Davis (defensive end) (born 1938), American football player *Dick Fencl (1910–1972), American football player *Richard Fliehr (born 1949), American professional wrestler known as Ric Flair *Richard Freitag (born 1991), German ski jumper *Richard Gasquet (born 1986), French tennis player *Richard Giachetti, former NASCAR Cup Series team owner *Sir Richard Hadlee, New Zealand cricketer *Rick Hansen (born 1957), Canadian paraplegic athlete, activist and philanthropist *Rickey Henderson (born 1958), American baseball left fielder *Rich Houston (1945–1982), American football player *Richard Howell (basketball), Richard Howell (born 1990), American-Israeli basketball player in the Israeli Basketball Premier League *Richard Jarvis (American football) (born 1995), American football player *Richard Johansson (1882–1952), Swedish figure skater, silver medalist at the 1908 Olympics *Dick Johnson (racing driver) (born 1945), Australian touring car driver & team owner *Richard Jordan (American football) (born 1972), American football player *Richard Kilty (born 1989), English sprinter *Richard Kingi (born 1989), Australian-New Zealand rugby union player *Richard Krajicek (born 1971), Dutch professional tennis player, Wimbledon winner in 1996 *Rick Lackman (1910–1990), American football player *Richard Limo (born 1980), Kenyan long-distance runner *Richard Mateelong (born 1983), Kenyan runner *Richard Medlin (born 1987), American football player *Richard Moguena (born 1986), Chadian basketball player *Richard Mullaney (born 1993), American football player *Richard Nerurkar (born 1964), British long-distance runner *Richard Newland (cricketer) (1713–1778), English cricketer *Richard Ord (born 1970), English former footballer *Dick Pound (born 1942), Canadian swimmer, first president of the World Anti-Doping Agency, and former vice-president of the International Olympic Committee *Richard Petruška (born 1969), Solvak-Italian basketball player *Richard Petty (born 1937), former NASCAR driver *Richard Raskind, changed name to Renée Richards (born 1934), tennis player *Dick Savitt (born 1927), American tennis player *Richard Sears (tennis) (1861–1943), winner of seven consecutive US tennis championships *Richard Sherman (American football) (born 1988), defensive back for the Seattle Seahawks *Dick Stanfel (1927–2015), American football player *Rich Stotter (born 1945), American football player *Dick Schweidler (1914–2010), American football player *Richard Swann (born 1991), American professional wrestler *Dick Tayler (born 1948), New Zealand long-distance runner *Richard Thompson (sprinter) (born 1985), Trinidadian sprinter *Richard Todd (American football) (born 1953), American football player in the NFL *Richard Washington (born 1955), American basketball player * Richárd Weisz (1879–1945), Hungarian Olympic champion Greco-Roman wrestler *Richard Williams (basketball) (born 1987), American basketball player *Richard Witschge (born 1969), Dutch footballer who played as midfielder

Writers and journalists

*Richard Adams (1920–2016), English author, best known for the novel ''Watership Down'' *Richard Argall ( 1621), a poet, of whom little is known and whose existence is disputed *Richard Armstrong (author) (1903–1986), English author, recipient of the 1948 Carnegie medal for children's literature *Richard Herrmann (journalist) (1919–2010), Norwegian journalist, writer and radio personality *Richard Scarry (1919–1994), American children's author and illustrator *Richard Wright (author) (1908–1960), novelist, poet, essayist, short story writer *Richard de Zoysa (1958–1990), Sri Lankan journalist, author, human rights activist and actor who was abducted and murdered


*Richard Angelo (born 1962), American serial killer and former nurse *Richard Biegenwald (1940–2008), American serial killer *Richard Chase (1950–1980), American cannibalistic serial killer, mass murderer, and necrophile *Richard Cottingham (born 1946), American serial killer *Richard Allen Davis (born 1954), American career criminal and convicted killer of Polly Klaas *Richard Evonitz (1963–2002), American serial killer, kidnapper, and rapist *Richard Farley (born 1948), American stalker, later mass murderer and workplace shooter *Richard Hauptmann (1899–1936), perpetrator of the Lindbergh kidnapping *Richard Hickock (1931–1965), American mass murderer who killed the Clutter family with Perry Smith * Richard James (murderer), Richard James (1957–1975), a convicted murderer in Singapore *Richard Kuklinski (1935–2006), American hitman and serial killer *Richard Laurence Marquette (born 1934), American convicted serial killer *Richard Matt (1966–2015), American convicted murderer and prison escapee *Richard Ramirez (1960–2013), American serial killer, rapist, and burglar *Richard Speck (1941–1991), American rapist and mass murderer


*Richard R. Arnold (born 1963), American educator and a NASA astronaut *Dick Assman (born 1934–2016), Canadian gas station owner *Richard Bergh (1858–1919), Swedish painter *Richard Tyler Blevins (born 1991), American professional gamer, Mixer streamer and YouTube personality *Richard Chase (disambiguation), several people *Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi (1894–1972), Austrian-Japanese count, founding president of the Paneuropean Union *Richard O. Covey (born 1946), United States Air Force officer and former NASA astronaut *Richard Everitt (1979–1994), victim of the racially motivated Murder of Richard Everitt in London *Richard Garriott (born 1961), British-American video game developer, entrepreneur and private astronaut *Richard F. Gordon Jr. (1929–2017), American naval officer and aviator, chemist, test pilot, and NASA astronaut, and an American football executive *Richard von Hegener (1905–1981), German official, primary organizer of Action T4 Nazi euthanasia program *Richard Helms (naturalist) (1842–1914), Australian naturalist *Richard Hieb (born 1955), former NASA astronaut and a veteran of three space shuttle missions *Rick Husband (1957–2003), American astronaut and fighter pilot *Richard Ling (born 1954), Shaw Foundation professor of Media Technology at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore *Richard M. Linnehan (born 1957), United States Army veterinarian and a NASA astronaut *Richard Lugner (born 1932), Austrian entrepreneur and Viennese society figure *Richard Mastracchio (born 1960), American engineer and former NASA astronaut *Richard Maury (1882–1950), American naturalized Argentine engineer *Richard Michael Mullane (born 1945), engineer and aircraft pilot, a retired USAF officer *Richard Murphy (Captain) (1838–1916), Gloucester, Massachusetts fishing schooner captain *Richard N. Richards (born 1946), retired American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, chemical engineer, and a former NASA astronaut *Richard Samuel (1770–1786), English portrait painter *Dick Scobee (1939–1986), American pilot, engineer and astronaut, killed while commanding the Space Shuttle Challenger *Richard A. Searfoss (1956–2018), American aviator who was United States Air Force colonel, NASA astronaut and test pilot *Richard Sorge (1895–1944), Soviet World War II spy *Richard Thomalla (1903–1945), SS commander of Nazi Germany, civil engineer, head of the SS Central Building Administration *Richard H. Truly (born 1937), retired Vice Admiral in the United States Navy, a former fighter pilot, engineer, former astronaut for both the United States Air Force and NASA, and the eighth Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) from 1989 to 1992 *Dick Turpin (1705–1739), English Highwayman *Richard von Volkmann (1830–1889), German surgeon and author of poetry and fiction

Fictional characters

*Richard, title character of the 2017 animated film Richard the Stork, ''Richard the Stork'' *Richard, a character in the American Lego TV series, ''Unikitty!'' *Richard Ashenden, main character in the 1936 Hitchcock film ''Secret Agent (1936 film)'' *Richard Blaine, main character in the 1942 film ''Casablanca (film), Casablanca'' *Richard Blaney, main character in the film ''Frenzy (film), Frenzy'' *Richard Cobb, in the film ''The Invisible Man Returns'' *Richard Fenton, in the 1994 miniseries, ''Scarlett (miniseries)'' *Dick Grayson, the first Robin, Batman's sidekick *Richard Hannay, main character in the novel ''The Thirty Nine Steps'' *Richard Hillman, serial killer in the British soap opera ''Coronation Street'' *Richard Kimble, lead character in 1963 American TV series ''The Fugitive'' *Richard Mayhew, main character in the television series ''Neverwhere'' *Richie Rich (comics), main character of the Richie Rich series *Richie Ryan (Highlander), one of the main characters on ''Highlander: The Series'', played by Stan Kirsch *Rick Sanchez (Rick and Morty), main character on Rick and Morty *Richard Sharpe, main character in the Sharpe (novel series), Sharpe novel series, portrayed by Sean Bean in TV adaptations *Richard Vincent, in the 2001 miniseries ''The SoulTaker'', the father of the title character *Richard Cole, a journalist in The Power of Five, ''The Power Of Five'' Series, and Matt Freeman (Power of Five), Matthew Freeman's best friend and protector *Prince Richard, in the 1992 Nintendo Game Boy game ''For the Frog the Bell Tolls''


In Indo-European languages


* Latvian language, Latvian: Ričards, Rihards, Rišārs * Lithuanian language, Lithuanian: Ričardas


* Breton language, Breton: Richarzh * Cornish language, Cornish: Richard * Irish language, Irish: Risteárd, Riocard * Manx Gaelic, Manx: Rigard * Scottish Gaelic: Ruiseart * Welsh language, Welsh: Rhisiart


*Afrikaans: Riekert, Ryk, Rigard, Righard, Reghard *Danish language, Danish: Rikard, Ryker, Richard *Dutch language, Dutch: Rijkert, Rikkert, Ryker, Rigard, Richard, Rick, Reichard *Gothic language, Gothic: RekkareÞ (Reccared) *Icelandic language, Icelandic: Ríkharð, Ríkharður *German language, German: Rieker, Ri(c)kert, Riker, Richard *Norwegian language, Norwegian: Rikard, Richard *Swedish language, Swedish: Rikard, Richard, Rickard


*Catalan language, Catalan: Ricard *Occitan language, Occitan: Ricard *French language, French: Richard, pronounced as /ʁi.ʃaʁ/ *Italian language, Italian: Riccardo *Latin language, Latin: Ricardus, or Richardus *Portuguese language, Portuguese: Ricardo *Spanish language, Spanish: Ricardo


*Belarussian language, Belarussian: Рычард (Richard) *Serbo-Croatian language, Croatian: Rikard *Czech language, Czech: Richard *Polish language, Polish: Ryszard *Russian language, Russian: Ричард (Richard) *Slovak language, Slovak: Richard *Slovene language, Slovene: Rihard *Ukrainian language, Ukrainian: Річард (Richard)


*Albanian language, Albanian: Riçard *Armenian language, Armenian: Հռիքարտոս (Hṙikartós) Retrieved 23 March 2013. * Basque language, Basque: Rikard *Greek language, Greek: Ριχάρδος (Richárdos) *Persian language, Persian: ریچارد (Rīchārd)

In Semitic languages

*Arabic: ريتشارد (Rytshrd, Ritshrd, Rytshard, Ritshard) *Hebrew: ריצ'רד (Richard)

In Turkic languages

*Azerbaijani language, Azerbaijani: Riçard *Turkish language, Turkish: Rişar

In Uralic languages

*Estonian language, Estonian: Richard *Finnish language, Finnish: Rikhard, Riku *Hungarian language, Hungarian: Richárd *Saami languages, Saami: Rikkar

In other languages

* Chinese language, Chinese: 理查德 (Lǐchádé), 理查 (Lǐchá) * Esperanto: Rikardo * Japanese language, Japanese: リチャード (Richādo) * Korean language, Korean: 리처드 * Te reo Māori, Māori: Riki

Short forms

* Cornish: Hicca * Czech: Ríša * Dutch: Ries * English: Rick (disambiguation), Rick, Rich, Richi, Dick, Dicky (name), Dickie, Rik, Ric,
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* Estonian: Riho * Esperanto: Rikĉjo * Finnish: Riku * Greek: Στούκος (Stoúkos) * Hungarian: Ricsi, Ricsike, Rics * Icelandic: Rikki * Latvian: Ričs * Lithuanian: Ryčka, Rytis * Polish: Rysio, Rysiek, Ryś * Portuguese: Rico, Ric * Slovak: Rišo, Riško, Riči * Spanish: Cayo (Guatemala)


* English: Ricky, Rickie, Rikki, Richie (name), Richie, Rich, Dick, Dickie, Ritchie

See also

* Richarda * Richardis (given name) *
Dickon Dickon is an English masculine given name. The name "Dickon" is derived from the old English name for Richard. Unlike Richard, Dickon is rarely shortened to Dick or Dickie, as it is already commonly considered a short form of the same name. The f ...
, a given name derived from the old English name for Richard


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