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Comtesse d'Aulnoy
Comtesse d'Aulnoy
The Comtesse d'Aulnoy was born in Barneville, France in 1666. She married a Parisian thirty years her senior, Fran-ois de la Motte, the Baron…
Clarence Darrow
Clarence Darrow
Clarence Seward Darrow was an American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union, best known for defending teenage thrill killers Leopold…
Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English novelist of the Victorian era. During his lifetime Dickens was very popular, his works serialized in weekly…
Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson was a prolific American poet, although fewer than a dozen of her nearly eighteen hundred poems were published during her lifetime.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Fyodor Dostoyevsky was a Russian writer and essayist, known for his novels Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov.
Stephen Douglas
Stephen Douglas
Stephen Arnold Douglas  was an American politician from the western state of Illinois, and was the Northern Democratic Party nominee for President in 1860.…
Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass  was an American abolitionist, editor, orator, author, statesman and reformer. Called "The Sage of Anacostia" and "The Lion of Anacostia", Douglass is…
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a Scottish author who found fame writing about the detective Sherlock Holmes. Doyle was a prolific writer who also…
W. E. B. Du Bois
W. E. B. Du Bois
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (February 23, 1868 – August 27, 1963) was was an African American author that pushed for civil rights and…
Alexandre Dumas, pére
Alexandre Dumas, pére
Alexandre Dumas, pére (French for “father”, akin to Senior in English), born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie (July 24, 1802 - December 5, 1870)…
Paul Laurence Dunbar
Paul Laurence Dunbar
Paul Laurence Dunbar was a seminal American poet of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Dunbar gained national recognition for his 1896 book…