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People in History by Group:
Poets, Writers, Philosophers

This collection of history notes is indexed by category of interest, then A-Z by name of the person in question.

You can also search for the full list of people in history. Alphabetically, of course. See right column.

Included here are thinkers, logisticians, scholars et cetera.



 

Aeschylus
 

Aeschylus 525 - 455 BC

525 - 455 BC
The King of Tragedy.

     
     
     

Aristotle
 

Aristotle 384-322 BC

384 - 322 BC
Greek philosopher.

     
     
     

Balzac, Honoré de
 

Honoré de Balzac 1799-1850

1799 - 1850
Father of The Human Comedy.

 

   
     
     

Brecht, Bertolt
 

Bertolt Brecht 1898-1956

1898 - 1956
German playwright.

     
     
     
     

Churchill, Winston
 

Winston Churchill 1874 - 1965

1874 - 1965
C
igar.

     
     
     

Cicero, Marcus Tullius
 

Marcus Tullius Cicero 106-43 BC

106 - 43 BC
Tully.

     
     
     

Clemenceau, Georges
 

Georges Clemenceau 1841-1929

1841 - 1929
French premier and playwright.

     
     
     

Diderot, Denis
 

Denis Diderot 1713-1784

1713 - 1784
Jean-Jacques's buddy. At least for a while.

     
     
     

Disraeli, Benjamin
 

Benjamin Disraeli 1804-1881

1804 - 1881
Dizzy.

     
     
     

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
 

Fyodor Dostoyevsky 1821-1881

1821 - 1881
Master of the novel.

     
     
     

Engels, Friedrich
 

Friedrich Engels 1820-1895

1820 - 1895
Karl's friend.

     
     
     

Faulkner, William
 

William Faulkner 1897-1962

1897 - 1962
American writer.

 

   

 

   

 

   

Fontenelle, Bernard de
 

Bernard de Fontenelle 1657-1757

1657 - 1757
Montesquieu's pal.

     
     
     

Frank, Anne
 

Anne Frank 1929-1945

1929 - 1945
Diary.

     
     
     

Franklin, Benjamin
 

Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790

1706 - 1790
Inventor of everything.

     
     
     

Friedan, Betty
 

Betty Friedan 1921-2006

1921 - 2006
Feminine Mystique.

     
     
     

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
 

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832

1749 - 1832
German genius.

     
     
     

Gorky, Maksim
 

Maksim Gorky 1868-1936

1868 - 1936
Writer. Russian.

     
     
     

Grotius, Hugo
 

Hugo Grotius 1583-1645

1583 - 1645
Smart man of the law from Holland.

     
     
     

Havel, Vaclav
 

Vaclav Havel (born 1936)

Born 1936
Playwright and politician.

     
     
     

Hemingway, Ernest
 

Ernest Hemingway 1899-1961

1899 - 1961
Novel
.

     
     
     

Hesiod
 

Hesiod (lived around 700 BC)

Around 700 BC
Greek poet.

     
     
     

Homer
 

Homer (Lived before 700 BC)

Before 700 BC
Ilias and Odyssey.

     
     
     

Horace
 

Horace 65-8 BC

65 - 8 BC
Roman poet.

     
     
     

Hugo, Victor Marie
 

Victor Marie Hugo 1802-1885

1802 - 1885
French writer and politician.

     
     
     

Hume, David
 

David Hume 1711-1776

1711 - 1776
Brain from Edinburgh.

     
     
     

Ibsen, Henrik
 

Henrik Ibsen 1828-1906

1828 - 1906
Norwegian shocker.

 

   

 

   

 

   

Kafka, Franz
 

Franz Kafka 1883-1924

1883 - 1924
Depressed and brilliant.

     
     
     

Kant, Immanuel
 

Immanuel Kant 1724-1804

1724 - 1804
German philosopher.

     
     
     
     

Lawrence of Arabia
 

T.E. Lawrence 1888-1935

1888 - 1935
Devoted biker, occasional camel rider.

     
     
     

Lunacharsky, Anatoly
 

Anatoly Lunacharsky 1875-1933

1875 - 1933
Russian patron of the arts.

     
     
     

Mann, Thomas
 

Thomas Mann 1875-1955

1875 - 1955
Enjoy your trip to Venice.

     
     
     

Marx, Karl Heinrich
 

Karl Heinrich Marx 1818-1883

1818 - 1883
Communism.

     
     
     

Mill, John Stuart
 

John Stuart Mill 1806-1873

1806 - 1873
British philosopher.

     
     
     

Montesquieu
 

Montesquieu 1689-1755

1689 - 1755
A thinker.

     
     
     

Nietzsche, Friedrich
 

Friedrich Nietzsche 1844-1900

1844 - 1900
German thinker.

     
     
     

Pearse, Patrick Henry
 

Patrick Henry Pearse 1879-1916

1879 - 1916
Irish.

     
     
     

Plato
 

Plato 428-347 BC

428 - 347 BC
Academy
.

     
     
     

Plutarch
 

Plutarch 46 - 119 (?)

46 - 119
Writing maniac
.

     
     
     

Poe, Edgar Allan
 

Edgar Allan Poe 1809-1849

1809 - 1849
Mystery writer.

     
     
     

Proust, Marcel
 

Marcel Proust 1871-1922

1871 - 1922
French novelist.

     
     
     

Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
 

Jean-Jacques Rousseau 1712-1778

1712 - 1778
W
rote letters to people that sat across the table.

     
     
     

Russell, Bertrand
 

Bertrand Russell 1872-1970

1872 - 1970
Thinker from Wales.

     
     
     

Sand, George
 

George Sand 1804-1876

1804 - 1876
Aurore Dupin.

     
     
     

Sartre, Jean-Paul
 

Jean-Paul Sartre 1905-1980

1905 - 1980
Didn't want his Nobel Prize.

     
     
     

Schopenhauer, Arthur
 

Arthur Schopenhauer 1788-1860

1788 - 1860
Philosopher of pessimism.

     
     
     

Shakespeare, William
 

William Shakespeare 1564-1616

1564 - 1616
Playwright.

     
     
     

Shaw, George Bernard
 

George Bernard Shaw 1856-1950

1856 - 1950
Irish writer.

     
     
     

Simonides of Ceos
 

556 - 468 BC
Greek poetry.

     
     
     

Socrates
 

Socrates 470-399 BC

470 - 399 BC
Philosopher.

     
     
     
     

Tennyson, Alfred
 

Alfred Tennyson 1809-1892

1809 - 1892
P
oet.

     
     
     

Tocqueville, Alexis de
 

Alexis de Tocqueville 1805-1859

1805 - 1859
French Observer
.

     
     
     

Twain, Mark
 

Mark Twain 1835-1910

1835 - 1910
Novelist.

     
     
     

Virgil
 

Virgil 70-19 BC

70 - 19 BC
Roman poet.

     
     
     

Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet)
 

Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet) 1694-1778

1694 - 1778
The one with the sharp remarks.

     
     
     

Wilmot, John
 

John Wilmot 1647-1680

1647 - 1680
Depp, Johnny.

     
     
     

 

 


 



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