fictitious people

List of fictitious people

This article lists the fictitious people, i.e., Nonexistent people, which, unlike fictional people, are those somebody has claimed to actually exist. Usually this is done for purposes of practical joke or hoax, but sometimes for purposes of committing fraud or as a pseudonym. Sometimes the line between the two categories is blurred, e.g., as in the case of Abdul Alhazred.



This list includes pseudonyms supplied with a biography suggesting the existence of a person distinct from the actual person with the pseudonym in question, often with the purpose of a hoax.

See also Collective pseudonyms (many of them were not claimed as "real" people).

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