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Alan Watts

Buddhist Philosopher : 1915 - 1973

Alan Wilson Watts (January 6, 1915 – November 16, 1973) was a British philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and popularizer...

Albert Camus

1913 - 1960

...was a French Algerian author, philosopher and journalist, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. He was a key philosopher of the ...

Albert Einstein

1879 - 1955

...was a theoretical physicist, philosopher and author who is widely regarded as one of the most influential and best known scientists and intellectu...

Aldous Huxley

1894 - 1963

...was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family. He spent the later part of his life in the United States, ...


2011 - 2011


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Ayn Rand

1905 - 1982

...was a Russian-American novelist, philosopher,[2] playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels and for developing a p...

Carl Rogers

1902 - 1987 influential American psychologist and among the founders of the humanistic approach to psychology. Rogers is widely considered to be one of the ...

Charles Bukowski

1920 - 1994

Somebody at one of these places [...] asked me: "What do you do? How do you write, create?" You don't, I told them. You don't try. That's very importa...

Coco Chanel

2011 - 2011

David Mack

Novelist : 0000 - 2010

David W. Mack (born 1972) is an American comic book artist and writer, best known for his creator-owned series Kabuki. Mack is known for his unique pa...

E. E. Cummings

1894 - 1962 American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. His body of work encompasses approximately 2,900 poems, two autobiographical novels, f...

E. M. Forster

1879 - 1970

...was an English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettist. He is known best for his ironic and well-plotted novels examining class diff...

Edgar Allan Poe

1809 - 1849

...was an American writer, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery an...

F. Scott Fitzgerald

1896 - 1940 American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigm writings of the Jazz Age, a term he coined himself. He is widely regar...

Federico García Lorca

1898 - 1936

...was a Spanish poet, dramatist and theatre director. García Lorca achieved international recognition as an emblematic member of the Generation of '...

Frank Herbert

1920 - 1986

...was a critically acclaimed and commercially successful American science fiction author. Although a short story author, he is best known for his nov...

Frank Lloyd Wright

1867 - 1959

Friedrich Nietzsche

1844 - 1900

... a 19th-century German philosopher and classical philologist. He wrote critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy and ...


G. K. Chesterton

Novelist : 1874 - 1936

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936) was an English writer. His prolific and diverse output included philosophy, ontology, poetry, ...

George Bernard Shaw

1856 - 1950

...was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Although his first profitable writing was music and literary criticism,...

George MacDonald

1824 - 1905

...was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister. Known particularly for his poignant fairy tales and fantasy novels, George MacDonald inspire...

Henry David Thoreau

1817 - 1862

...was an American author, poet, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, philosopher, and leading transcenden...

Hermann Hesse

Writer : 1877 - 1962

Hunter S. Thompson

Novelist : 2010 - 2005

American journalist and author, most famous for his seminal works Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72. He i...

Immanuel Kant

1724 - 1804

...was an 18th-century German philosopher from the Prussian city of Königsberg. Kant was the last influential philosopher of modern Europe in the cl...

Indira Gandhi

1917 - 1984

...was the Prime Minister of the Republic of India for three consecutive terms from 1966 to 1977 and for a fourth term from 1980 until her assassinati...

J. D. Salinger

1919 - 2010

...was an American author, best known for his 1951 novel The Catcher in the Rye, as well as his reclusive nature. His last original published work wa...

Jack Kerouac

Poet : 1922 - 1969

Jimi Hendrix

1942 - 1970

...was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is often considered to be the greatest electric guitarist in the history of rock music by othe...

Johann Kaspar Lavater

0000 - 0000

John F. Kennedy

0000 - 0000

John F. Kennedy, often referred to as JFK, was the 35th President of the United States.

John Fante

1909 - 1983

...was an American novelist, short story writer and screenwriter of Italian descent.


John Lennon

Singer Songwriter : 1940 - 1980

John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer-songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as one of the founding m...


Poet : 0000 - 0000

Kabir was an Indian Mystic who was much admired and loved by both Hindu, Sikh and Muslims. Kabir preached the underlying unity of humanity, he was a s...

Khalil Gibran

1883 - 1931

...was a Lebanese American artist, poet, and writer. Born in the town of Bsharri in modern-day Lebanon (then part of the Ottoman Mount Lebanon mutasar...

Mark Twain

Novelist : 0000 - 0000


Artist : 1475 - 1564

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, commonly known as Michelangelo, was an Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet, and enginee...

Mother Teresa

1910 - 1997

...was a Catholic nun of Albanian[2][3] ethnicity and Indian citizenship,[4] who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India in 1950. For...

Naomi Mitchison

1897 - 1999

...was a Scottish novelist and poet. She was appointed CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 1981; she was also entitled to call hers...

Noam Chomsky

1928 - 0000 an American linguist, philosopher,[2][3] cognitive scientist, and political activist. He is an Institute Professor and professor emeritus of l...

Octovio Paz

Novelist : 2010 - 2010

Oscar Wilde

Poet : 1854 - 1900

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer, poet, and prominent aesthete. After writing in differ...


1931 - 1990

Osho, born Chandra Mohan Jain (Hindi: ?????? ???? ???) (11 December 1931 – 19 January 1990), also known as Acharya Rajneesh from the 1960s onwards, ...


Pablo Neruda

Poet : 1904 - 1973

Pablo Neruda (July 12, 1904 – September 23, 1973) was the pen name and, later, legal name of the Chilean Communist writer and politician Neftalí Ri...


1881 - 1973

Picasso is the world's most stolen artist, the Art Loss Register has 550 of his works listed as missing.

Richard Feynman

1918 - 1988

...was an American physicist known for his work in the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics and the p...

Robert Louis Stevenson

1850 - 1894

...was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer. His most well known books include Treasure Island, Kidnapped and the Strange Case of Dr ...

Robert Maynard Pirsig

Novelist : 1928 - 0000

Robert Maynard Pirsig (born September 6, 1928) is an American writer and philosopher, and author of the philosophical novels Zen and the Art of Motorc...


Shel Silverstein

Cartoonist : 1930 - 1999

Born in Chicago, Silverstein began drawing at age five by tracing the works of Al Capp, as he later recalled, "The first thing I did was copy Al Capp....

Sigmund Freud

1856 - 1939

...was a Jewish Austrian neurologist who founded the psychoanalytic school of psychiatry. Freud is best known for his theories of the unconscious min...

Thomas Mann

1875 - 1955

...was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and 1929 Nobel Prize laureate, known for his series of highly s...

Thomas Merton

2010 - 2010

Toni Morrison

1931 - 0000 a Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize-winning American author, editor, and professor. Her novels are known for their epic themes, vivid dialogue, and...

Vincent Van Gogh

Artist : 1853 - 1890

William S. Burroughs

1914 - 1997

...was an American novelist, poet, essayist, painter and spoken word performer. Burroughs was a major figure of the Beat Generation and a postmodernis...

Winston Churchill

1874 - 1965

...was a British politician and statesman known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the Second World War. He is widely regarded as one of...