(1835-1922) American clergyman, theologian, editor, and author.

Lyman Abbott

(1835-1922) American clergyman, theologian, editor, and author.

(1819-1885) German song writer

Franz Abt

(1819-1885) German song writer

Son of John Quincy Adams, grandson of John Adams an American lawyer, politician, diplomat, and writer.

Charles Francis Adams

Son of John Quincy Adams, grandson of John Adams an American lawyer, politician, diplomat, and writer.

An American statesman, politician, writer, brewer, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was the second cousin of John Adams.

Samuel Adams

An American statesman, politician, writer, brewer, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.…

An English politician and writer.

Joseph Addison

An English politician and writer.

Greek writer of fables.

Aesop

Greek writer of fables.

"Besides Sappho, her friend, perhaps lover, Alcaeus is almost the sole representative of the Aeolic school of poetry. He was a noble of Mytilene, the capital of Lesbos. With other nobles he opposed and drove into exile the tyrant of this city." — The Delphian Society, 1913

Alcaeus

"Besides Sappho, her friend, perhaps lover, Alcaeus is almost the sole representative of the Aeolic…

Famous female writer.

Louisa May Alcott

Famous female writer.

(1832-1888) Children's author who wrote <I>Little Women</I> amongst other children's stories.

Louisa May Alcott

(1832-1888) Children's author who wrote Little Women amongst other children's stories.

(1837-1907) American Writer whose most famous work is <I>Stories of a Bad Boy</I>

T. B. Aldrich

(1837-1907) American Writer whose most famous work is Stories of a Bad Boy

Thomas Bailey Aldrich (11/11/1863 - 3/19/1907) was a poet, novelist, traveler, and editor, born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Thomas Bailey Aldrich (11/11/1863 - 3/19/1907) was a poet, novelist, traveler, and editor, born in Portsmouth,…

Washington Allston was a US painter poet and influential painter. He pioneered America's Romantic movement of landscape painting.

Washington Allston

Washington Allston was a US painter poet and influential painter. He pioneered America's Romantic movement…

(c. 562 - 477 BCE) Greek lyric poet.

Anacreon

(c. 562 - 477 BCE) Greek lyric poet.

(1805-1875) A famous Danish author and poet, known mostly for his fairy tales.

Hans Christian Andersen

(1805-1875) A famous Danish author and poet, known mostly for his fairy tales.

(1805-1875) Author that wrote children's stories such as <I>The Tin Soldier, The Tinderbox</I> and <I>The Ugly Duckling </I>

Hans Christian Andersen

(1805-1875) Author that wrote children's stories such as The Tin Soldier, The Tinderbox and The Ugly…

(second century) Latin satirist and writer of fiction.

Apuleius

(second century) Latin satirist and writer of fiction.

(seventh century BCE) Greek poet.

Archilochus

(seventh century BCE) Greek poet.

(1492-1556) Italian poet and dramatist.

Pietro Aretino

(1492-1556) Italian poet and dramatist.

(1474-1533) Italian poet.

Ludovico Ariosto

(1474-1533) Italian poet.

(448-388 BCE) Greek playwright

Aristophanes

(448-388 BCE) Greek playwright

(c. 448 - c. 380 BCE) Greek comedy writer.

Aristophanes

(c. 448 - c. 380 BCE) Greek comedy writer.

(384-322 BC) Greek philosopher, scientist, physician

Aristotle

(384-322 BC) Greek philosopher, scientist, physician

Aristotle was a Greek philosopher, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. He wrote on many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, politics, government, ethics, biology and zoology.

Aristotle

Aristotle was a Greek philosopher, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. He wrote on…

(1822-1888) Critic and poet that wrote such poems as The Scholar Gipsy and Sohrab and Rustum

Matthew Arnold

(1822-1888) Critic and poet that wrote such poems as The Scholar Gipsy and Sohrab and Rustum

(1822-1888) English poet, critic, and essayist.

Matthew Arnold

(1822-1888) English poet, critic, and essayist.

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban KC QC (22 January 1561 &ndash; 9 April 1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, and author. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. He is also known as a catalyst of the scientific revolution. His most celebrated works included his The New Atlantis. Bacon was knighted in 1603, created Baron Verulam in 1618, and created Viscount St Alban in 1621; without heirs, both peerages became extinct upon his death.

Lord Bacon

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban KC QC (22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626) was an English philosopher,…

(1561-1626) English writer.

Lord Francis Bacon

(1561-1626) English writer.

(1816-1902) English poet.

Philip James Bailey

(1816-1902) English poet.

(1818-1903) Scotch writer.

Alexander Bain

(1818-1903) Scotch writer.

(1832-1906) American author.

Henry Martyn Baird

(1832-1906) American author.

(1799-1850) French novelist and playwright most famous for Eugenie Grandet and La Comedie Humaine.

Honore de Balzac

(1799-1850) French novelist and playwright most famous for Eugenie Grandet and La Comedie Humaine.

(1800-1891) Historian and diplomat that wrote a 10 volume History of the United States and established the Naval Academy at Annapolis

George Bancroft

(1800-1891) Historian and diplomat that wrote a 10 volume History of the United States and established…

Joel Barlow (March 24, 1754 &ndash; December 26, 1812), American poet and politician, born in Redding, Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Joel Barlow

Joel Barlow (March 24, 1754 – December 26, 1812), American poet and politician, born in Redding,…

(1831-1919) US Author, Born in Scotland

Amelia E. Barr

(1831-1919) US Author, Born in Scotland

(1860-1937) British author that wrote Peter Pan

James E. Barrie

(1860-1937) British author that wrote Peter Pan

(1860-1937) Scottish novelist and dramatist most famous for writing Peter Pan.

Sir James Matthew Barrie

(1860-1937) Scottish novelist and dramatist most famous for writing Peter Pan.

(1647-1706) A famous French philosopher, skeptic, and writer.

Pierre Bayle

(1647-1706) A famous French philosopher, skeptic, and writer.

A Spanish novelist who published works on history and philosophy and author of "Studies of Darwinism," and "Saint Francis of Assisi."

Emilia Pardo Bazan

A Spanish novelist who published works on history and philosophy and author of "Studies of Darwinism,"…

(1735-1803) A Scottish academic and writer.

James Beattie

(1735-1803) A Scottish academic and writer.

Pierre Gustave Toutan Beauregard (1818 - 1893) was a Louisiana-born author, civil servant, politician, inventor, and general for the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. He was the victor at the First Battle of Bull Run near Manassas, Virginia and commanded armies through the Battle of Shiloh in Tennessee and the Siege of Corinth in northern Mississippi.

General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard

Pierre Gustave Toutan Beauregard (1818 - 1893) was a Louisiana-born author, civil servant, politician,…

(1818-1893) Pierre Gustave Toutant de Beauregard was a general for the Confederate Army during the American Civil War, writer, civil servant, and inventor.

Pierre Beauregard

(1818-1893) Pierre Gustave Toutant de Beauregard was a general for the Confederate Army during the American…

Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard was a Louisiana-born author, civil servant, politician, inventor, and the first prominent general for the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.

General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard

Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard was a Louisiana-born author, civil servant, politician, inventor,…

(1760-1844) William Thomas Beckford was an English novelist, art critic, travel writer and politician.

William Beckford

(1760-1844) William Thomas Beckford was an English novelist, art critic, travel writer and politician.

Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher was an author and wife of a reverend.

Mrs. Beecher

Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher was an author and wife of a reverend.

(1850-1898) An American author who is famous for his novel set in the year 2000, <em>Looking Backward</em>, which was published in 1888.

Edward Bellamy

(1850-1898) An American author who is famous for his novel set in the year 2000, Looking Backward,…

French lyrical poet.

Pierre Jean Beranger

French lyrical poet.

(1836-1901) British novelist and social reformer who wrote <I>The Children of Gideon, Conditions of Men</I> and <I>The People's Palace</I>

Walter Besant

(1836-1901) British novelist and social reformer who wrote The Children of Gideon, Conditions of Men…

Bjornstjerna Magnus Frederick Ferdinand, a Swedish statesman and writer.

Bjornstjerne Bjornson

Bjornstjerna Magnus Frederick Ferdinand, a Swedish statesman and writer.

(1832-1910) Norwegian writer and statesman who is known for writing <I>Yes, We love This Land of Ours</I>, the Norwegian National anthem

Bjornstjorne Bjornson

(1832-1910) Norwegian writer and statesman who is known for writing Yes, We love This Land of Ours,…

(1841-1898) Scottish novelist who wrote <em>Love and Marriage</em>, <em>In Silk Attire</em>, <em>A Daughter of Heth</em>, <em>The Strange Adventures of a Phaeton</em>, <em>A Princess of Thule</em>, and more.

William Black

(1841-1898) Scottish novelist who wrote Love and Marriage, In Silk Attire, A Daughter

(1757-1827) An English poet, painter, and printmaker.

William Blake

(1757-1827) An English poet, painter, and printmaker.

(1757-1827) English poet, painter, and printmaker.

Robert Bloomfield

(1757-1827) English poet, painter, and printmaker.

(1313-1375) An Italian author and poet, a friend and correspondent of Petrarch, an important Renaissance humanist in his own right and author of a number of notable works including <em>On Famous Women</em> and the <em>Decameron</em>.

Giovanni Boccaccio

(1313-1375) An Italian author and poet, a friend and correspondent of Petrarch, an important Renaissance…

(1698-1783) A Swiss literary critic who was the first to make English literature known in Germany and wrote dramas and <em>The Deluge</em>, <em>Noah</em>, and <em>Critical Letters</em>.

Johann Jakob Bodmer

(1698-1783) A Swiss literary critic who was the first to make English literature known in Germany and…

A French poet and critic. He was born November 1, 1636 and died March 13, 1711.

Boileau

A French poet and critic. He was born November 1, 1636 and died March 13, 1711.

(1636-1711) A French poet.

Nicolas Boileau

(1636-1711) A French poet.

(1678-1751) Henry Bolingbroke was an English statesman and political writer.

Lord Bolingbroke

(1678-1751) Henry Bolingbroke was an English statesman and political writer.

(1814-1874) French writer and archaeologist.

Charles Etienne Brasseur de Bourbourg

(1814-1874) French writer and archaeologist.

(1849-1895) Norwegian writer that wrote Gunnar, Goethe and Schiller

Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen

(1849-1895) Norwegian writer that wrote Gunnar, Goethe and Schiller

(1801-1865) Fredrika was a Swedish writer and feminist activist.

Fredrika Bremer

(1801-1865) Fredrika was a Swedish writer and feminist activist.