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Richard is a male given name. It originates, via
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Dickon Dickon is an English masculine given name. The name "Dickon" is derived from the old English name for Richard The first or given name Richard originates, via Old French Old French (, , ; French language, Modern French: ) was the language ...
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Dickie Dicky, Dickey, Dickie, or plurals thereof may refer to: Clothing: * Dickey (garment), a type of false shirt-front * Dickies, a brand of clothing People: * Dicky (name), a list of persons with the given name or nickname * Dickey (name), a list of ...
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Rick Rick is a masculine given name, often a short form (hypocorism) of Richard, Derek, Frederick (given name), Frederick or Patrick (given name), Patrick. It may refer to: People * Rick Adams (disambiguation) * Rick Astley (born 1966), British singer * ...

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", " Ricky", and more. Richard is a common English, German and French male name. It's also used in many more languages, particularly Germanic, such as Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Icelandic, and Dutch, as well as other languages including Irish, Scottish, Welsh and Finnish. Richard is cognate with variants of the name in other European languages, such as the Swedish "Rickard", the Catalan "Ricard" and the Italian "Riccardo", among others (see comprehensive variant list below).


People named Richard


Rulers and heads of state

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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 ...

Richard I, Duke of Normandy
(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 Capua Richard 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 th ...
(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, Co ...

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 John (24 December 1166 – 19 October 1216) was King of England from 1199 until his death in 1216. He lost the Duchy of Normandy and most of his other Fre ...
(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 begins with , who initially ruled , one of the which later made up modern England. Al ...

Richard II of England
(1367–1400) *
Richard III of England Richard III (2 October 145222 August 1485) 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 Great Britain from 12 July 927, when it emerged fr ...

Richard III of England
(1452–1485) *
Richard Cromwell Richard Cromwell (4 October 162612 July 1712) was an English statesman who was the latter Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland and son of the first Lord Protector, Oliver Cromwell. On his father's death, Richa ...
(1626–1712), son and successor of Oliver Cromwell, Protector of England


Aristocrats and non-ruling royals

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Richard fitz Gilbert Richard fitz Gilbert (before 1035–) was a Norman Norman or Normans may refer to: Ethnic and cultural identity * The Normans The Normans (Norman language, Norman: ''Normaunds''; french: Normands; la, Nortmanni/Normanni) were inhabitants o ...
(before 1035 – c. 1090), Norman lord involved in the conquest of England *
Richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Gloucester Richard de Clare, 5th Earl of Hertford, 6th Earl of Gloucester, 2nd Lord of Glamorgan, 8th Lord of Clare (4 August 1222 – 14 July 1262) was son of Gilbert de Clare, 4th Earl of Hertford Gilbert de Clare, 4th Earl of Hertford, 5th Earl of Glo ...
(1222–1262) *
Richard of Conisburgh, 3rd Earl of Cambridge Richard of Conisbrough, 3rd Earl of Cambridge (20 July 1385 – 5 August 1415) was the second son of Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, KG (5 June 13411 August 1402) was the fourth surviving son of King E ...

Richard of Conisburgh, 3rd Earl of Cambridge
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Richard Óg de Burgh, 2nd Earl of Ulster Richard Óg de Burgh, 2nd Earl of Ulster and 3rd Baron of Connaught (; ; 1259 – 29 July 1326), called The Red Earl (Latinized Latinisation or Latinization can refer to: * Latinisation of names, the practice of rendering a non-Latin name in ...
(1259–1326) *
Richard Orsini Richard Orsini ( it, Riccardo Orsini) was the Count Palatine of Cephalonia and Zakynthos from before 1260 to his death in 1303/4, and also Captain-General of Corfu Corfu (, ) or Kerkyra ( el, Κέρκυρα, Kérkyra, ), ; ; la, Corcyra. is a ...
(died 1304), Count Palatine of Cephalonia and Zakynthos, Count of Gravina, Bailli of Achaea *
Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury (1400 – 31 December 1460) was an English nobleman and magnate based in who became a key supporter of the during the early years of the . He was the father of , the "". Origins He was born in 140 ...
(1400–1460), Yorkist leader in the Wars of the Roses *
Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York (21 September 141130 December 1460), also named Richard Plantagenet, was a leading English , a great-grandson of through , and a great-great-great-grandson of the same king through . He inherited vast estates ...
(1411–1460), a principal participant in the Wars of the Roses *
Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury (1400 – 31 December 1460) was an English nobleman and magnate based in who became a key supporter of the during the early years of the . He was the father of , the "". Origins He was born in 140 ...
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Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick (22 November 1428 – 14 April 1471), known as Warwick the Kingmaker, was an English nobleman, administrator Administrator or admin may refer to: Job roles Computing and internet * Datab ...

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 Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York (17 August 1473), was the sixth child and second son of King Edward IV Edward IV (28 April 1442 – 9 April 1483) was King of England from 4 March 1461 to 3 October 1470, then again from 11 April ...
(1473 – c. 1483), who would have been King Richard IV of England if he had lived *
Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington and 4th Earl of Cork, (25 April 1694 – 4 December 1753) was an architect and noble often called the "Apollo of the Arts" and the "Architect Earl". The son of the , Burlington never took more than a passi ...
(1694–1753), instrumental in the revival of Palladian architecture *
Richard Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville, 2nd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos thumb The thumb is the first digit of the hand A hand is a prehensile, multi- fingered appendage located at the end of the forearm The forearm is the region of the upper limb between the Elbow-joint, elbow and the wrist. The term ...
(1797–1861), noted for squandering his great wealth *
Richard Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville, 3rd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos Richard Plantagenet Campbell Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville, 3rd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos (10 September 1823 – 26 March 1889), styled Earl Temple until 1839 and Marquess of Chandos from 1839 to 1861, was a United Kingdom of Grea ...
(1823–1889), British soldier, politician and administrator * Prince Richard von Metternich (1829–1895), Austrian diplomat *
Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (Richard Casimir Karl August Robert Konstantin; 29 October 1934 – 13 March 2017) was the head of the House of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and husband of Princess Benedikte of Denmark. Biograph ...
(born 1934), German-Swedish aristocrat and landowner, husband of Princess Benedikte of Denmark *
Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, (Richard Alexander Walter George; born 26 August 1944) is a member of the British royal family. He is the second son of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, as well a ...
(born 1944), British royal


Religious figures

* Saint Richard (disambiguation), several saints *
Richard Baxter Richard Baxter (12 November 1615 – 8 December 1691) was an English Puritan church leader, poet A poet is a person who creates poetry. Poets may describe themselves as such or be described as such by others. A poet may simply be a write ...

Richard Baxter
(1615–1691), English Puritan church leader, poet and hymn-writer *
Richard of Dover Richard (died 1184) was a medieval Benedictine monk and Archbishop of Canterbury. Employed by Thomas Becket immediately before Becket's death, Richard arranged for Becket to be buried in Canterbury Cathedral and eventually succeeded Becket at Can ...
(died 1184), Benedictine monk and Archbishop of Canterbury *
Richard Foxe Arms of Richard Foxe: ''Azure, a pelican in her piety on her nest proper'' with pelican often shown ''or'' Richard Foxe (sometimes Richard Fox) ( 1448 – 5 October 1528) was an English churchman, the founder of Corpus Christi College, ...
(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), American Baptist leader, first president of the Triennial Convention, the first nationwide Baptist association *
Richard von Greiffenklau zu Vollrads . Richard von Greiffenklau zu Vollrads (also spelled Greiffenclau and Vollraths) (1467 – 13 March 1531) was the Electorate of Trier, Archbishop-Elector of Trier from 1511 to 1531. Biography Richard von Greiffenklau zu Vollrads was born in Schl ...

Richard von Greiffenklau zu Vollrads
(1467–1531), Archbishop-Elector of Trier from 1511 to 1531 * Richard of Poitiers (died c. 1174), French monk, author of historical works, treatises and poems *
Richard Poore Richard Poore or Poor (died 15 April 1237) was a medieval English bishop best known for his role in the establishment of Salisbury Cathedral Salisbury Cathedral, formally the Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is an Anglican ...

Richard Poore
(died 1237), Bishop of Salisbury and Durham, who helped found Salisbury Cathedral in its present location *
Richard Swinefield Richard Swinefield (or Richard de Swinfield; died 15 March 1317) was a medieval Bishop of Hereford The Bishop of Hereford is the Ordinary (officer), ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Hereford in the Province of Canterbury. The episco ...
(died 1317), Bishop of Hereford


In politics and government

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Richard Acland Sir Richard Thomas Dyke Acland, 15th Baronet (26 November 1906 – 24 November 1990) was one of the founding members of the British Common Wealth Party in 1942, having previously been a Liberal Member of Parliament A member of parliament ( ...
(1906–1990), one of the founders of the British Common Wealth Party and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament *
Richard Aluwihare Sir Richard Aluwihare, (23 May 1895 – 22 December 1976) was a Sri Lanka Sri Lanka (, ; si, ශ්‍රී ලංකා, Śrī Laṅkā, translit-std=ISO; ta, இலங்கை, Ilaṅkai, translit-std=ISO), formerly known as Ceylo ...
(1895–1976), Sri Lankan diplomat *
Dick Armey Richard Keith Armey (; born July 7, 1940) is an American economist and politician. He was a U.S. Representative from Texas's (1985–2003) and House Majority Leader (1995–2003). He was one of the engineers of the "Republican Revolution" of t ...
(born 1940), American politician, member US House of Representatives from Texas (1985–2003) *
Richard Armitage (politician) Richard Lee Armitage (born April 26, 1945) is an American former diplomat and government official. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Armitage served as a U.S. Navy officer in three combat tours of duty in the Vietnam War {{I ...
(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 Richard Bedford Bennett, 1st Viscount Bennett (3 July 1870 – 26 June 1947), was a Canadian lawyer, businessman and politician. He served as the 11th prime minister of Canada The prime minister of Canada (french: premier ministre d ...
(1870–1947), Canadian politician, Prime Minister of Canada (1930–1935) *
Richard Blumenthal Richard Blumenthal (; born February 13, 1946) is an American attorney and politician serving as the senior United States Senator The United States Senate is the Upper house, upper chamber of the United States Congress, with the United Sta ...
(born 1946), American politician, US Senator from Connecticut (2010–present) *
Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Burlington Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Burlington, 2nd Earl of Cork (20 October 1612 – 15 January 1698) was an Anglo-Irish nobleman who served as Lord High Treasurer of Ireland and was a Cavalier. Early life He was born at ''The College'' in Youghal ...
(1612–1698), Lord High Treasurer of Ireland and a cavalier * Richard Leslie Brohier (1892–1980), Sri Lankan Burgher land surveyor and author *
Richard Burr Richard Mauze Burr (born November 30, 1955) is an American businessman and politician who is the Seniority in the United States Senate, senior United States Senate, United States senator from North Carolina, serving since 2005. A member of the R ...

Richard Burr
(born 1955), American politician, US Senator from North Carolina (2005–present) *
Dick Cheney Richard Bruce Cheney ( ; born January 30, 1941) is an American politician and businessman who served as the 46th vice president of the United States from 2001 to 2009 under president George W. Bush. Cheney, often cited as the most powerful vic ...

Dick Cheney
(born 1941), American politician, Congressman from Wyoming (1979–1989), Secretary of Defense (1989–1993) and Vice President (2001–2009) *
Dick Clark (senator) Richard Clarence Clark (born September 14, 1928) is an American politician who represented the state of Iowa in the United States Senate The United States Senate is the upper chamber of the United States Congress The United Stat ...
(born 1928), American politician, US Senator from Iowa (1973–1979) *
Richard Court Richard Fairfax Court (born 27 September 1947) is a former Australian politician and diplomat. He served as Premier of Western Australia from 1993 to 2001 and as List of Australian Ambassadors to Japan, Australian Ambassador to Japan from 2017 t ...
(born 1947), Australian politician, Premier of Western Australia (1993–2001) *
Richard J. Daley Richard Joseph Daley (May 15, 1902 – December 20, 1976) was an American politician who served as the Mayor of Chicago (''City in a Garden''); I Will , image_map = , map_caption = Interactive maps of Chicago , ...

Richard J. Daley
(1902–1976), American politician, Mayor of Chicago (1955–1976) *
Richard M. Daley Richard Michael Daley (born April 24, 1942) is an American politician who served as the 54th Mayor of Chicago, Illinois, from 1989 to 2011. Daley was elected mayor in 1989 and was reelected five times until declining to run for a seventh term. ...

Richard M. Daley
(born 1942), American politician, Illinois state senator (1972–1980) and Mayor of Chicago (1989–2011) *
Richard Darman Richard Gordon "Dick" Darman (May 10, 1943January 25, 2008) was an American American(s) may refer to: * American, something of, from, or related to the United States of America, commonly known as the United States The United States of Amer ...

Richard Darman
(1943–2008), American politician, White House Staff Secretary (1981–1985), Deputy Secretary of the Treasury (1985–1987) and OMB Director (1989–1993) *
Dick Durbin Richard Joseph Durbin (born November 21, 1944) is an American attorney and politician serving as the senior United States Senator The United States Senate is the Upper house, upper chamber of the United States Congress, with the United S ...
(born 1944), American politician, US senator from Illinois (1997–present), Democratic Senate Whip (2005–present) *
Richard Grenville-Temple, 2nd Earl Temple Portrait by William Hoare, 1760. Richard Grenville-Temple, 2nd Earl Temple, (26 September 171112 September 1779) was a British politician A politician is a person active in party politics Politics (from , ) is the set of activities tha ...
(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 Richard Burdon Haldane, 1st Viscount Haldane, (; 30 July 1856 – 19 August 1928) was an influential British Liberal Party (UK), Liberal and later Labour Party (UK), Labour politician, lawyer and philosopher. He was Secretary of State for War ...
, British nobleman and politician *
Richard Hatfield Richard Bennett Hatfield (April 9, 1931 – April 26, 1991) was a New Brunswick ("Hope restored") , image_map = New Brunswick in Canada 2.svg , Label_map = yes , coordinates = , capital ...
(1931–1991), Canadian politician, Premier of New Brunswick (1970–1987) *
Richard Helms Richard McGarrah Helms (March 30, 1913 – October 23, 2002) was an American government official and diplomat who served as Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) from 1966 to 1973. Helms began intelligence work with the Office of Strategic Ser ...

Richard Helms
(1913–2002), American government official, Director of Central Intelligence (1966–1973), US Ambassador to Iran (1973–1977) *
Junius Richard Jayewardene Junius Richard Jayewardene ( si, ජුනියස් රිචඩ් ජයවර්ධන, ta, ஜூனியஸ் ரிச்சட் ஜயவர்தனா; 17 September 1906 – 1 November 1996), commonly abbreviated in Sri Lanka ...
(1906–1996), President of Sri Lanka from 1978 to 1989 * Richard Johnson (judge) (1937–2019), Irish jurist, President of the Irish High Court (2006–2009) *
Richard Jones, 1st Earl of Ranelagh Richard Jones, 1st Earl of Ranelagh (8 February 1641 – 5 January 1712), known as The Viscount Ranelagh between 1669 and 1677, was an Irish peer, politician both in the Parliaments of England and Ireland. Background He was the eldest son of Ar ...

Richard Jones, 1st Earl of Ranelagh
(1641–1712), Irish peer, and politician both in the Parliaments of England and Ireland *
Richard Lovell Edgeworth Richard Lovell Edgeworth (31 May 1744 – 13 June 1817) was an Anglo-Irish politician, writer and inventor. Biography Edgeworth was born in Pierrepont Street, Bath, England, son of Richard Edgeworth senior, and great-grandson of Sir Sa ...
(1744–1817) Anglo-Irish politician, writer and inventor *
Richard Lugar Richard Green Lugar (April 4, 1932 – April 28, 2019) was an American politician who served as a United States Senator The United States Senate is the Upper house, upper chamber of the United States Congress, with the United States ...
(1932–2019), American politician, US Senator from Indiana (1977–2011) *
Richard Mentor Johnson Richard Mentor Johnson (October 17, 1780 – November 19, 1850) was an American lawyer and politician who served as the ninth vice president of the United States A vice is a practice, behaviour, or Habit (psychology), habit generally con ...

Richard Mentor Johnson
(1780–1850), American politician, US Congressman from Kentucky (1807–19 and 1829–33), US Senator from Kentucky (1819–1829) and Vice President (1837–41) *
Dick Murphy Richard M. Murphy (born December 16, 1942) is a former American politician who served as the 33rd Mayor of San Diego San Diego (, ; ) is a city in the U.S. state of California on the coast of the Pacific Ocean and immediately adjacent t ...

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 Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913April 22, 1994) was the 37th president of the United States The president of the United States (POTUS) is the head of state and head of government of the United States of America. The president d ...

Richard Nixon
(1913–1994), American politician, President of the United States (1969–1974) and Vice President (1953–1961) *
Richard Pathirana Richard Pathirana (24 February 1938 - 3 July 2008) was a Sri Lanka Sri Lanka (, ; si, ශ්‍රී ලංකා, Śrī Laṅkā, translit-std=ISO; ta, இலங்கை, Ilaṅkai, translit-std=ISO), formerly known as Ceylon, and o ...
(1938-2008), Sri Lankan Sinhala politician and educationist *
Richard Perle Richard Norman Perle (born September 16, 1941) is an American political advisor who served as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs under President Ronald Reagan Ronald Wilson Reagan ( ; February 6, 1911June 5, 2 ...

Richard Perle
(born 1941), American government official and foreign policy specialist, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs 1981–1987 * (1848–1926), American lawyer, surveyor, and land developer * Richard Abusua-Yedom Quarshie, Ghanaian businessman and diplomat *
Richard Rush Richard Rush (August 29, 1780 – July 30, 1859) was the 8th United States Attorney General and the 8th United States Secretary of the Treasury. He also served as John Quincy Adams's running mate on the National Republican ticket in 1828 United ...
(1780–1859), American politician, US Attorney General (1814–1817) and Secretary of the Treasury (1825–1829) * Richard "Rick" Santorum, American politician, attorney and political commentator *
Rick Scott Richard Lynn Scott ( Myers, born December 1, 1952) is an American politician and businessman serving as the Seniority in the United States Senate, junior United States Senate, United States senator from Florida since 2019. A member of the Repu ...

Rick Scott
(born 1952), American politician, US Senator from Florida (2019–present), Governor of Florida (2011–2019) *
Richard Seddon Richard John Seddon (22 June 1845 – 10 June 1906) was a New Zealand politician who served as the 15th Premier (Prime Minister) of New Zealand from 1893 until his death. Seddon was born in Eccleston, St Helens, Lancashire, England, England ...
(1845–1906), New Zealand politician, Prime Minister of New Zealand (1893–1906) *
Richard Gotabhaya Senanayake Richard Gotabhaya Senanayake (4 November 1911 – 22 December 1970; popularly known as R.G. Senanayake) was a Sri Lankan politician. He was Minister of Trade and Commerce during the period 1952-56 and 1956-60. He was elected a Member of Parliament ...
(1911-1970), Sri Lankan Sinhala Cabinet Minister *
Richard Shelby Richard Craig Shelby (born May 6, 1934) is an American lawyer and politician serving as the Seniority in the United States Senate, senior United States Senate, United States Senator from Alabama. First elected to the U.S. Senate in United States ...
(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 Richard Lewis Thornburgh (July 16, 1932 – December 31, 2020) was an American lawyer, author, and Republican politician who served as the 41st governor of Pennsylvania from 1979 to 1987, and then as the United States attorney general T ...

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 The Commander of the Army is the title of the professional head of the Sri Lanka Army. The Army Commander is assisted by the Chief of Staff of the Army (Sri Lanka), Chief of Staff of the Army. The current Commander of the Army is Lieutenant Genera ...
from 1964 to 1966, politician *
Richard von Weizsäcker Richard Karl Freiherr von Weizsäcker (; 15 April 1920 – 31 January 2015) was a German politician (Christian Democratic Union (Germany), CDU), who served as List of German presidents#Federal Republic of Germany (from 1949), President of German ...

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 Richard Colley Wellesley, 1st Marquess Wellesley of Norragh, (20 June 1760 – 26 September 1842) was an Anglo-Irish politician and colonial administrator Colonialism is a practice or policy of control by one people or power over other peo ...

Richard Wellesley, 1st Marquess Wellesley
(1760–1842), Anglo-Irish Governor-General of India, Foreign Secretary in the British Cabinet and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland *
Richard Wild (judge) Sir Herbert Richard Churton Wild (20 September 1912 – 22 May 1978) was the ninth Chief Justice of New Zealand. Family Wild was born in Blenheim in 1912 but attended Feilding Agricultural High School. His sister Dora later married the juri ...
(1912–1978), New Zealand jurist, Chief Justice of New Zealand (1966–1978)


In Business

* Richard L. Bloch (born 1929), American investor, real estate developer, banker, and philanthropist *
Richard Branson Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July 1950) is a British business magnate, entrepreneur, investor, and author. In the 1970s he founded the Virgin Group, which today controls more than 400 companies in various fields. Branson expre ...

Richard Branson
(born 1950), British businessman and founder of the Virgin Group of companies * Richard Deeb (1924–1990), real estate developer *
Richard DeVos Richard "Rich" Marvin DeVos Sr. (March 4, 1926 – September 6, 2018) was an American billionaire businessman, co-founder of Amway with Jay Van Andel (company restructured as Alticor in 2000), and owner of the Orlando Magic basketball team. In 20 ...
(born 1926), American businessman and co-founder of Amway *
Richard Jacobs (businessman) Richard E. "Dick" Jacobs (June 16, 1925 – June 5, 2009) was an American businessman and real estate developer who co-founded the Richard E. Jacobs Group. Biography Jacobs was born in 1925 in Akron, Ohio Akron () is the fifth-largest city in t ...
(1925–2009), real estate businessman and owner of the Cleveland Indians baseball team *
Richard Morefield Richard Henry Morefield (September 9, 1929 – October 11, 2010) was an American diplomat who served in the United States Foreign Service. He was one of the 66 staff members at the American embassy in Tehran who were taken captive by a militant ...
(1929–2010), American diplomat *
Richard Oetker Richard Oetker (born 4 January 1951) is a German billionaire A billionaire is a person with a net worth of at least 1,000,000,000, one billion (1,000,000,000, i.e. a thousand million) units of a given currency, usually of a major currency such a ...
(born 1951), German businessman, CEO of Dr. Oetker since 2010 *
Richard Rawlings Richard Rawlings (born March 30, 1969) is an American entrepreneur and media personality. He is the star of the reality television Reality television is a genre of television programming that documents purportedly unscripted real-life situa ...
(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 Richard Warren Sears (December 7, 1863 – September 28, 1914) was an American manager, businessman and the founder of Sears, Roebuck and Company Sears, Roebuck and Co., commonly known as Sears, is an American chain of department store A de ...
(1863–1914), co-founder of Sears, Roebuck and Company, and considered a promotional genius * (born 1973), PepsiCo executive and first automotive designer at Porsche AG (Germany) of Puerto Rican descent * Richard Wilding, British businessman and academic


In music


Composers

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Richard Dybeck Richard Dybeck (1 September 1811 – 28 July 1877) was a Swedish jurist, antiquarian 's cabinet of curiosities, from ''Museum Wormianum,'' 1655 An antiquarian or antiquary (from the Latin: ''antiquarius'', meaning pertaining to ancient times) is ...

Richard Dybeck
(1811–1877), Swedish lyricist who wrote the national anthem of Sweden *
Richard Heuberger 200px, Richard Heuberger Richard Franz Joseph Heuberger (18 June 1850 in Graz, Austria – 28 October 1914 in Vienna, Austria en, Viennese , iso_code = AT-9 , registration_plate = W , postal_code_typ ...
(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 Richard Mohaupt (14 September 1904 – 3 July 1957) was a German composer and Kapellmeister ' (, also , ) is a German word designating a person in charge of music-making. The word is a compound, consisting of the roots ' ("choir", "orchestra" or ...
(1904–1957), German-American composer and conductor *
Dick Oatts Richard Dennis Oatts (born April 2, 1953) is an American jazz saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator. Biography While growing up in Des Moines, Iowa, Oatts gained an interest in music from his father, Jack Oatts, who was a saxo ...
, American jazz saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator *
Richard Strauss Richard Georg Strauss (; 11 June 1864 – 8 September 1949) was a German composer, conductor, pianist, and violinist. Considered a leading composer of the late Romantic music, Romantic and early Modernism (music), modern eras, he has been descri ...

Richard Strauss
(1864–1949), German composer and conductor *
Richard Wagner Wilhelm Richard Wagner ( ; ; 22 May 181313 February 1883) was a German composer, theatre director, polemic Polemic () is contentious rhetoric Rhetoric () is the art Art is a diverse range of (products of) human activities invol ...

Richard Wagner
(1813–1883), German composer, writer, conductor and theatre director * 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 Richard Paul Ashcroft (born 11 September 1971) is an English singer and songwriter. He was the lead singer and occasional rhythm guitarist of the alternative rock Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock, or simply alternat ...
(born 1971), former singer with The Verve *
Ritchie Blackmore Richard Hugh Blackmore (born 14 April 1945) is an English guitarist and songwriter. He was a founding member of Deep Purple Deep Purple are an English Rock music, rock band formed in London in 1968. They are considered to be among the pion ...
(born 1945), lead guitarist of Deep Purple, Rainbow, Blackmore's Night *
Richard Butler (singer) The first or given name Richard originates, via Old French Old French (, , ; French language, Modern French: ) was the language spoken in Northern France from the 8th century to the 14th century. Rather than a unified Dialect#Dialect or lan ...
(born 1956), lead singer of the Psychedelic Furs *
Richard Carpenter (musician) Richard Lynn Carpenter (born October 15, 1946) is an American musician, record producer, songwriter, and music arranger, who formed half of the sibling duo The Carpenters alongside his sister Karen. He has had numerous roles including record pro ...
(born 1946), one half of The Carpenters *
Rick Chertoff Richard E. Chertoff (born March 29, 1950 in New York New York most commonly refers to: * New York City, the most populous city in the United States, located in the state of New York * New York (state), a state in the Northeastern United States Ne ...
, American music producer *
Rick Danko Richard Clare Danko (December 29, 1943 – December 10, 1999) was a Canadian musician, bassist, songwriter, and singer, best known as a founding member of the Band. During the 1960s, Danko performed as a member of the Hawks, Backing band, backi ...
(1943–1999), bassist for The Band * Richard Sulogowski (born 1955), American heavy metal bassist known as Rik Fox *
Richard Henshall Richard "Hen" Henshall is a British progressive metal multi-instrumentalist. He is best known for being the guitarist and keyboardist for the bands To-Mera, Haken (band), Haken, Nova Collective, and Opinaut. He has released one album (''Exile'' ...
(born 1984), main composer, guitarist and keyboardist of Haken *
Richard Kruspe Richard Kruspe (born Sven Kruspe; 24 June 1967) is a German musician and guitarist of the German Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein Rammstein () is a German Neue Deutsche Härte band formed in Berlin Berlin (; ) is the Capital city, ...

Richard Kruspe
(born 1967), lead guitarist of Rammstein *
Richard Manuel Richard George Manuel (April 3, 1943 – March 4, 1986) was a Canadian composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as a pianist and lead singer of The Band. The five members existed from December 1961 as The Hawks, becoming The Band ...
(1943–1986), pianist and vocalist of The Band *
Richard Lewis (tenor) 300px Richard Lewis CBE (10 May 191413 November 1990) was an English tenor A tenor is a type of classical male singing Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice. A person who sings is called a singer or vocalis ...
(1914–1990), British tenor *
Richard Patrick Richard Michael Patrick (born May 10, 1968) is an American musician, singer and songwriter. He is the frontman for the rock band Filter and a founding member of the supergroups Army of Anyone and The Damning Well, and has served as a tourin ...
(born 1968), lead singer and guitarist of
Filter Filter, filtering or filters may refer to: Science and technology Device * Filter (chemistry), a device which separates solids from fluids (liquids or gases) by adding a medium through which only the fluid can pass ** Filter (aquarium), critical ...
* Richard Wayne Penniman (1932–2020), birth name of
Little Richard Richard Wayne Penniman (December 5, 1932 – May 9, 2020), better known as Little Richard, was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He was an influential figure in popular music and culture for seven decades. Described as "Honorific ni ...

Little Richard
, American rock and roll singer *
Rich Perry Rich Perry is an American jazz Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with its roots in blues and ragtime. Since the 1920s ...
, American jazz tenor saxophonist * Richard Starkey (born 1940), birth name of
Ringo Starr Sir Richard Starkey (born 7 July 1940), better known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor who achieved international fame as the drummer for the Beatles. He occasionally sang lead vocals with t ...

Ringo Starr
, drummer of The Beatles *
Richard Tauber Richard Tauber (16 May 1891 – 8 January 1948) was an Austrian tenor and film actor. Early life Richard Tauber was born in Linz Linz (; ; cs, Linec) is the capital of Upper Austria and List of cities and towns in Austria, third-largest cit ...
(1891–1948), Austrian tenor *
Richard Thompson (musician) Richard Thompson (born 3 April 1949) is an English singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Thompson first gained prominence in the late 1960s as the lead guitarist and songwriter for the folk rock group Fairport Convention, which he had co-founded ...
(born 1949), singer, songwriter and guitarist *
Ritchie Valens Richard Steven Valenzuela (May 13, 1941 – February 3, 1959), known professionally as Ritchie Valens, was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. A rock and roll pioneer and a forefather of the Chicano rock movement, Valens was killed ...
(1941–1959), singer, songwriter and guitarist *
Richard Wright (musician) Richard William Wright (28 July 1943 – 15 September 2008) was an English musician who was a co-founder of the progressive rock Progressive rock (often shortened to prog; sometimes called art rock Art rock is a subgenre of rock mu ...
(1943–2008), keyboard player for Pink Floyd * Richard "Richie" Giese, known as , American singer-songwriter and YouTube personality *
Wiley (musician) Richard Kylea Cowie Jr. (born 19 January 1979), better known by his stage name Wiley and in his early career Wiley Kat, is a British rapper, songwriter, DJ and record producer from Bow, East London. He is considered a key figure in the creati ...
, full name Richard "Wiley" Cowie (born 1979), pioneer of grime music


Actors

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Richard Dean Anderson Richard Dean Anderson (born January 23, 1950) is an American actor and producer. He began his television career in 1976, playing Jeff Webber in the American soap-opera series '' General Hospital'', then rose to prominence as the lead actor in t ...

Richard Dean Anderson
(born 1950), American actor *
Richard Armitage (actor) Richard Crispin Armitage (born 22 August 1971) is an English actor. He received recognition in the UK with his first leading role as John Thornton in the British television programme ''North & South (TV serial), North & South'' (2004). His rol ...
(born 1971), English actor *
Richard Attenborough Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough, (; 29 August 192324 August 2014) was an English actor, filmmaker, and entrepreneur. He was the president of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and the British Academy of Film and Televisio ...

Richard Attenborough
(1923–2014), English actor, director, producer and entrepreneur *
Richard Ayoade Richard Ellef Ayoade (; born 23 May 1977) is a British actor, comedian, director, broadcaster, and writer. He is best known for his role as the socially awkward IT technician Maurice Moss in Channel 4 Channel 4 is a British free-to-air pub ...
(born 1977), English comedian, actor, writer and director *
Richard Belzer Richard Jay Belzer (born August 4, 1944) is an American actor, stand-up Stand up comedian, comedian, and author. He is best known for his role as BPD Detective, NYPD Detective/Sergeant, and DA Investigator John Munch, whom he has portrayed as a re ...

Richard Belzer
(born 1944), American actor, author, and stand-up comedian *
Richard Beymer George Richard Beymer Jr. (born February 20, 1938)
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(born 1938), American actor, filmmaker and artist *
Richard Biggs Richard James Biggs II (March 18, 1960 – May 22, 2004) was an American television Television (TV), sometimes shortened to tele or telly, is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting moving images in monochrome (black and white), ...

Richard Biggs
(1960–2004), American television and stage actor *
Richard Burbage Richard Burbage (c. 1567 – 13 March 1619) was an English stage actor, widely considered to have been one of the most famous actors of the Globe Theatre and of his time. In addition to being a stage actor An actor is a person who port ...
(1568–1619), English actor and theatre owner *
Richard Burton Richard Burton, (; born Richard Walter Jenkins Jr.; 10 November 19255 August 1984) was a Welsh People, Welsh actor. Noted for his baritone voice, Burton established himself as a formidable Shakespearean actor in the 1950s, and he gave a Richa ...

Richard Burton
(1925–1984), Welsh actor *
Dick Cavett Richard Alva Cavett (; born November 19, 1936) is an American television personality, comedian and former talk show host notable for his conversational style and in-depth discussions. He appeared regularly on nationally broadcast television in th ...
(born 1936), American television talk show host *
Richard Chamberlain George Richard Chamberlain (born March 31, 1934) is an American actor and singer, who became a teen idol in the title role of the television show '' Dr. Kildare'' (1961–1966). He subsequently appeared in several TV mini-series, such as ''Sh ...

Richard Chamberlain
(born 1934), American actor *
Dick Clark Richard Wagstaff Clark (November 30, 1929 – April 18, 2012) was an American and , television producer and film actor, as well as a cultural icon who remains best known for hosting ' from 1956 to 1989. He also hosted five incarnations of ...

Dick Clark
(1929–2012) was an American radio and television personality *
Richard Curtis Richard Whalley Anthony Curtis, (born 8 November 1956), is a British screenwriter, producer, and film director. One of Britain's most successful comedy screenwriters, he is known primarily for romantic comedy Romantic comedy (also known as ...
(born 1956), British screenwriter, music producer, actor and film director *
Richard Dreyfuss Richard Stephen Dreyfuss (; Name change, born Dreyfus; born October 29, 1947) is an American actor and writer known for starring in popular films during the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, including ''American Graffiti'', ''Jaws (film), Jaws'', ''Stand by M ...

Richard Dreyfuss
(born 1947), American actor *
Richard Dysart Richard Allen Dysart (March 30, 1929 – April 5, 2015) was an American actor. He is best known for his role in the television series ''L.A. Law'' (1986–1994), for which he received four consecutive Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supportin ...
(1929–2015), American actor *
Richard Fleeshman Richard Jonathan Fleeshman (born 8 June 1989) is an English actor and singer-songwriter. His television career began as a twelve-year-old, playing Craig Harris for four years in '' Coronation Street'' before going on to become an established TV ...
(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 * Herbie Seneviratne, Richard Herbert Seneviratne (1925-1998), Sri Lankan Sinhala actor and filmmaker * 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 (1930–2021), 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 Hunt (puppeteer) (1951–1992), American puppeteer who performed a number of the Muppets * 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), British television personality and journalist * Richard Whitley (born 1948), American screenwriter and producer * Richard Williams (animator) (1933–2019), Canadian-British animator * Richard D. Zanuck (1934–2012), American film producer


Explorers

* 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


Scientists

* 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


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 * Richard Gleeson, (born 1987) an English cricketer * 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 Williams (tennis coach) (born 1942), American tennis coach, the father of Venus and Serena Williams * Richard Witschge (born 1969), Dutch footballer


Soldiers, pilots, other military/security

* Richard Baer (1911–1963), German Nazi SS concentration camp commandant * Richard F. Gordon Jr. (1929–2017), American naval officer and aviator, chemist, test pilot, and NASA astronaut, and an American football executive * 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 H. Truly (born 1937), US Navy fighter pilot, engineer, former astronaut for both the US Air Force and NASA, and NASA's Administrator * Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe (1726–1799), British naval commander in the American War of Independence and the French Revolutionary Wars * Rick Husband (1957–2003), American astronaut and fighter pilot * Richard M. Linnehan (born 1957), United States Army veterinarian and a NASA astronaut * Richard Marcinko (born 1940), US Navy SEAL commander and Vietnam War veteran * Richard Michael Mullane (born 1945), engineer and aircraft pilot, a retired USAF officer * Richard Myers (born 1942), US Air Force general, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (2000–2001) and Chairman (2001–2005) * Richard N. Richards (born 1946), retired American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, chemical engineer, and a former NASA astronaut * Richard O'Connor (1889–1981), British Army officer and military commander * Richard O. Covey (born 1946), United States Air Force officer and former NASA astronaut * Richard Savage, 4th Earl Rivers (c. 1660 – 1712), soldier and noted rake * 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 Taylor (Confederate general) (1826–1879), American Civil War Confederate general * Richard Thomalla (1903–1945), SS commander of Nazi Germany, civil engineer, head of the SS Central Building Administration * Richard Udugama (1911–1995), 6th Commander of the Sri Lanka Army * Richard von Hegener (1905–1981), German official, primary organizer of Action T4 Nazi euthanasia program * Richard Winters (1918–2011), US Army major and Second World War veteran * Richard von Schubert, German army commander


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


Crime

* Richard Angelo (born 1962), American serial killer and former nurse * Richard H. Barter (1833–1859), Canadian fugitive and murder victim * 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


Other

* 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 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 Gerstl (1883–1908), Austrian painter * Richard Heber, English book-collector * Richard Helms (naturalist) (1842–1914), Australian naturalist * Richard Hieb (born 1955), former NASA astronaut and a veteran of three space shuttle missions * Richard Ling (born 1954), Shaw Foundation professor of Media Technology at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore * 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 Murphy (Captain) (1838–1916), Gloucester, Massachusetts fishing schooner captain * Richard Samuel (1770–1786), English portrait painter * 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, a character in 1989 American independent coming of age comedy movie ''She's Out of Control#Cast, She's Out of Control'' * Richard, a character in the 2013 American black comedy crime film ''Life of Crime (film)#Cast, Life of Crime'' * 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, one of the main characters in the 1940 American horror science fiction film ''The Invisible Man Returns#Cast, The Invisible Man Returns'' * Richard Cole, a character in the film ''Liar Liar#Cast, Liar Liar'' * Richard Cole, a journalist in The Power of Five, ''The Power Of Five'' Series, and Matthew Freeman's best friend and protector * Rick Deckard, the title character in the film ''Blade Runner'' * 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, 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 Bluedhorn "Rick" or "Ricky" Stratton, the main character in the American TV sitcom ''Silver Spoons#Recurring cast, Silver Spoons'' * Richard Vincent, in the 2001 miniseries ''The SoulTaker'', the father of the title character * Richard Watterson, a character from the 2011 TV series The Amazing World of Gumball * Prince Richard, in the 1992 Nintendo Game Boy game ''For the Frog the Bell Tolls''


Cognates/transliterations


In Indo-European languages


Baltic

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


Celtic

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


Germanic

* Afrikaans: Riekert, Ryk, Rigard, Righard, Reghard * Danish language, Danish: Rikard, Ryker, Richard * Dutch language, Dutch: Rijkert, Rikkert, Ryker, Rigard, Richard * 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


Romance

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


Slavic

* 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)


Other Indo-European

* Albanian language, Albanian: Riçard * Armenian language, Armenian: Հռիքարտոս (Hṙikartós) Retrieved 23 March 2013. * 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

* Basque language, Basque: Rikard * 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, Rik (Riker) * Dutch: Ries * English: Rick (disambiguation), Rick, Rich, Richi, Dick, Dicky (name), Dickie, Rik, Ric,
Dickon Dickon is an English masculine given name. The name "Dickon" is derived from the old English name for Richard The first or given name Richard originates, via Old French Old French (, , ; French language, Modern French: ) was the language ...
* 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) * Swiss/German: Richi


Nicknames

* English: Ricky, Rickie, Rikki, Richie (name), Richie,
Rich Rich may refer to: Common uses * Rich, an entity possessing cash * Rich, an intense flavor, color, sound, texture, or feeling **Rich (wine), a descriptor in wine tasting Places United States * Rich, Mississippi, an unincorporated community * ...
, Dick, Dickie, Ritchie, Richi


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 The first or given name Richard originates, via Old French Old French (, , ; French language, Modern French: ) was the language ...
, a given name derived from the old English name for Richard


References

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