|Except for Hemingway, none of these men were atheists...|
Many historical figures are falsely reported as being atheists when they were not. Most of them were actually theists who simply believed in an unconventional conception of God, or they were agnostic.
This is not to say that they were all theists. Certainly there were atheists in history who were, nevertheless, great men and women.
Below is a list of people in history who are often described as atheists, even though they were not. Click their names to read about the religious views.
This list will be added to in the future.