Many people throughout history have not believed in a god or gods. Famous atheists such as Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins are well known. There are many other famous people who also do not believe in any of the gods. Below is a short list of famous atheists along with a brief biography.
Christopher Hitchens (1949) is an author and journalist. His books include God is not Great and The Missionary Position. Hitchens became an American citizen on the 13th of April 2007. His most recent book is Hitch-22: A Memoir.
Richard Dawkins (1941) is an evolutionary biologist, Ethologist and author. Sometimes referred to in the media as “Darwin’s Rottweiler”, Dawkins is the author of many books including the bestseller The God Delusion which he makes the case that a supernatural creator almost certainly does not exist. In his latest book The Greatest Show on Earth Dawkins lays out the evidence for biological evolution. At its annual conference Atheists Alliance International presents the Richard Dawkins Award to an atheist who has been influential in raising public awareness of atheism.