A French poet, human rights activist, and exponent of the Romantic movement in France.

Victor Hugo

A French poet, human rights activist, and exponent of the Romantic movement in France.

(1783-1859) American writer who wrote a collection of children's stories that included <I>Rip van Winkle</I> and<I>The Legend of Sleepy Hollow</I>

Washington Irving

(1783-1859) American writer who wrote a collection of children's stories that included Rip van Winkle…

"This distinguished American author was born in the city of New York, April 3, 1783." &mdash;The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

Washington Irving

"This distinguished American author was born in the city of New York, April 3, 1783." —The Popular…

Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century.

Washington Irving

Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer…

Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States.

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States.

Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826) was the third President of the United States (1801–1809), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of republicanism in the United States. Major events during his presidency include the Louisiana Purchase (1803) and the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804–1806).

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826) was the third President of the United States (1801–1809),…

John Keble (25 April 1792 &ndash; 29 March 1866) was an English churchman, one of the leaders of the Oxford Movement, and gave his name to Keble College, Oxford. He wrote 'The Christian Year', which appeared in 1827, and met with an almost unparalleled acceptance. In 1833 his famous sermon on "national apostasy" gave the first impulse to the Oxford Movement, also known as the Tractarian movement.

Reverend John Keble

John Keble (25 April 1792 – 29 March 1866) was an English churchman, one of the leaders of the…

Francis Scott Key (August 1, 1779 &ndash; January 11, 1843) was an American lawyer, author, and amateur poet, from Georgetown, who wrote the words to the United States' national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner".

Francis Scott Key

Francis Scott Key (August 1, 1779 – January 11, 1843) was an American lawyer, author, and amateur…

Wife of Frank Leslie, who was a feminist author and knew five languages fluently.

Miriam Florence Leslie

Wife of Frank Leslie, who was a feminist author and knew five languages fluently.

(1850- ) American statesman and author

Henry Cabot Lodge

(1850- ) American statesman and author

"Mr. Lowell is descended from an English family who settled in New England in the year 1639." &mdash;The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

James Russel Lowell

"Mr. Lowell is descended from an English family who settled in New England in the year 1639." —The…

"Lucian, the humorous satirist, was a native of Samosata, in Syria, and flourished towards the end of the second century. In early life he was a sculptor, but later applied himself to the study of literature and philosophy. He was an extensive traveler, and seems to have traversed Asia Minor, Greece, Italy, and Gaul, teaching and studying human nature. After having amassed wealth as a wandering sophist, he settled down in Athens, when about forty years of age, and devoted himself to those satirical and humorous works which have made his name famous." &mdash; The Delphian Society, 1913

Lucian

"Lucian, the humorous satirist, was a native of Samosata, in Syria, and flourished towards the end of…

John Milton, famous English poet.

John Milton

John Milton, famous English poet.

Honor&eacute; Gabriel Riqueti, Comte de Mirabeau (March 9, 1749 &ndash; April 2, 1791) was a French writer, popular orator and statesman. During the French Revolution, he was a moderate, favoring a constitutional monarchy built on the model of Great Britain. He unsuccessfully conducted secret negotiations with the French monarchy in an effort to reconcile it with the Revolution.

Mirbeau

Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, Comte de Mirabeau (March 9, 1749 – April 2, 1791) was a French…

Sir Thomas More (7 February 1478 &ndash; 6 July 1535) was an English lawyer, author, and statesman who in his lifetime gained a reputation as a leading humanist scholar, and occupied many public offices, including Lord Chancellor (1529&ndash;1532), in which he had a number of people burned at the stake for heresy. More coined the word "utopia", a name he gave to an ideal, imaginary island nation whose political system he described in the eponymous book published in 1516. He was beheaded in 1535 when he refused to sign the Act of Supremacy that declared Henry VIII Supreme Head of the Church in England.

Sir Thomas More

Sir Thomas More (7 February 1478 – 6 July 1535) was an English lawyer, author, and statesman who…

(1737-1809) British political theorist that published the pamphlet Common Sense.

Thomas Paine

(1737-1809) British political theorist that published the pamphlet Common Sense.

American author

Tomas Paine

American author

Francis Parkman (September 16, 1823 &ndash; November 8, 1893) was an American historian, best known as author of <em>The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life</em> and his monumental seven volume <em>France and England in North America</em>.

Francis Parkman

Francis Parkman (September 16, 1823 – November 8, 1893) was an American historian, best known…

John Howard Payne (9 June 1791 - 10 April 1852) was an American actor, playwright, author and statesman. He is today most remembered as the creator of "Home Sweet Home", a song he wrote in 1822.

John Howard Payne

John Howard Payne (9 June 1791 - 10 April 1852) was an American actor, playwright, author and statesman.…

This is an engraved portrait of Wilibald Pirkheimer a wealthy prominent figure in Nuremburg, Germany. He was a German Renaissance lawyer, author and Renaissance humanist during the 16th century. This portrait was created by German artist Albrecht D&uuml;rer in 1524.

Wilibald Pirkheimer

This is an engraved portrait of Wilibald Pirkheimer a wealthy prominent figure in Nuremburg, Germany.…

"Plutarch, as the great interpreter of Greece and Rome, exerted on generations succeeding him in influence perhaps greater than any other classical writer." &mdash; The Delphian Society, 1913

Plutarch

"Plutarch, as the great interpreter of Greece and Rome, exerted on generations succeeding him in influence…

Edward Bouverie Pusey (22 August 1800 &ndash; 16 September 1882), was an English churchman and Regius Professor of Hebrew at Christ Church, Oxford. He was one of the leaders of the Oxford Movement.

Rev. Edward Bouverie Pusey

Edward Bouverie Pusey (22 August 1800 – 16 September 1882), was an English churchman and Regius…

Whitelaw Reid (October 27, 1837 &ndash; December 15, 1912) was a U.S. politician and newspaper editor, as well as the author of a popular history of Ohio in the Civil War.

Whitelaw Reid

Whitelaw Reid (October 27, 1837 – December 15, 1912) was a U.S. politician and newspaper editor,…

(1823-1892) French author

Ernest Renan

(1823-1892) French author

(1853- ) American author known as the Hoosier poet

J. Whitcomb Riley

(1853- ) American author known as the Hoosier poet

One of the most celebrated and most influential writers of the 18th century, was the son of a watchmaker at Geneva. (1712-1778)

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

One of the most celebrated and most influential writers of the 18th century, was the son of a watchmaker…

An English writer who is well-known for her romantic friendship with Anna Seward.

Honora Sneyd

An English writer who is well-known for her romantic friendship with Anna Seward.

(1834-1902) American author and humorist

F. R. Stockton

(1834-1902) American author and humorist

Harriet Beecher Stowe (June 14, 1811 &ndash; July 1, 1896) was an American author and abolitionist, whose novel <em>Uncle Tom's Cabin</em> (1852) attacked the cruelty of slavery; it reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the U.S. and Britain.

Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe (June 14, 1811 – July 1, 1896) was an American author and abolitionist,…

Bayard Taylor (James) (January 11, 1825 &ndash; December 19, 1878) was an American poet, literary critic, translator, and travel author. In 1844-46 he made a tour on foot in Europe, of which he published (1846) an account in <em>Views Afoot</em>. In 1847 he went to New York and wrote for the <em>Literary World</em> and published <em>Rhymes of Travel</em>.

Bayard Taylor

Bayard Taylor (James) (January 11, 1825 – December 19, 1878) was an American poet, literary critic,…

Jeremy Taylor (1613 &ndash; 13 August 1667) was a clergyman in the Church of England who achieved fame as an author during The Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell. He is sometimes known as the "Shakespeare of Divines" for his poetic style of expression and was often presented as a model of prose writing. He was under the patronage of William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury. He went on to become chaplain in ordinary to King Charles I as a result of Laud's sponsorship. This made him politically suspect when Laud was tried for treason and executed in 1645 by the Puritan Parliament during the English Civil War. After the Parliamentary victory over the King, he was briefly imprisoned several times.

Bishop Jeremy Taylor

Jeremy Taylor (1613 – 13 August 1667) was a clergyman in the Church of England who achieved fame…

An engraving of the playwright, Terence, printed at Lyons in 1493.

Terence

An engraving of the playwright, Terence, printed at Lyons in 1493.

Thucydides was a Greek historian and author of the History of the Peloponnesian War, which recounts the 5th century B.C. war between Sparta and Athens to the year 411 B.C. Thucydides has been dubbed the father of "scientific history" due to his strict standards of evidence-gathering and analysis in terms of cause and effect without reference to intervention by the gods, as outlined in his introduction to his work.

Profile Bust of Thucydides

Thucydides was a Greek historian and author of the History of the Peloponnesian War, which recounts…

(b. 1852) American educator and author

Henry Jackson Van Dyck

(b. 1852) American educator and author

(1512-1574) Italian painter and architect. Wrote <I>Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects.</em>

Sir Henry (Harry) VaneGiorgio Vasari

(1512-1574) Italian painter and architect. Wrote Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and…

(1b. 1850) Bulgarian author.

Ivan Vazoff

(1b. 1850) Bulgarian author.

(1797-1863) French author

Alfred Victor, Compte de Vigny

(1797-1863) French author

(1817-1852} American author

Lewis Wallace

(1817-1852} American author

(1717-1797) English author

Horace Walpole, (Earl of Oxford)

(1717-1797) English author

(1693-1683) English author

Izaak Walton

(1693-1683) English author

(1759-1825) Clergyman that wrote the first biography of President George Washington

Reverend Mason L. Weems

(1759-1825) Clergyman that wrote the first biography of President George Washington

(1726-1804) German author

Christian Felix Weisse

(1726-1804) German author

(1834-1903) American painter, author, and etcher

James Whistler

(1834-1903) American painter, author, and etcher

(b. 1832) American diplomat and author

Andrew D. White

(b. 1832) American diplomat and author

Andrew Dickson White (November 7, 1832 – November 4, 1918) was a U.S. diplomat, author, and educator, best known as the co-founder of Cornell University. In 1869 White gave a lecture on "The Battle-Fields of Science", arguing that history showed the negative outcomes resulting from any attempt on the part of religion to interfere with the progress of science. Over the next 30 years he refined his analysis, expanding his case studies to include nearly every field of science over the entire history of Christianity, but also narrowing his target from "religion" through "ecclesiasticism" to "dogmatic theology."

Andrew Dickson White

Andrew Dickson White (November 7, 1832 – November 4, 1918) was a U.S. diplomat, author, and educator,…

A portrait of John G. Whittier. Whittier was a Quaker poet and advocated for abolishment of slavery.

John G. Whittier

A portrait of John G. Whittier. Whittier was a Quaker poet and advocated for abolishment of slavery.

(1806-1867) American author and magazine editor

Nathaniel Parker Willis

(1806-1867) American author and magazine editor

An illustration of a woman writing a letter.

Woman Writing Letter

An illustration of a woman writing a letter.