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L. Frank Baum MP (1856 - 1919)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia L. Frank Baum Born May 15, 1856(1856-05-15) Chittenango, New York Died May 6, 1919(1919-05-06) (aged 62) Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 – May 6,...

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E. B. White MP (1899 - 1985)

Elwyn Brooks White, known as "E.B." and "Andy," was an American writer. A long-time contributor to "The New Yorker" magazine, he also wrote many famous books for both adults and children, such as the p...

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Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser MP (1871 - 1945)

Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser (August 27, 1871 – December 28, 1945) was an American novelist and journalist of the naturalist school. His novels often featured main characters who succeeded a...

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James Branch Cabell MP (1879 - 1958)

James Branch Cabell was the author of fifty-two books, including fantasy and science fiction novels, comedies of manners about post-bellum Richmond, works of genealogy, collections of short stories, es...

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Harper Lee MP

Monroeville, Monroe, Alabama, United States

Harper Lee is an American author known for her 1961 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird , which deals with the issues of racism that were observed by the author as a child in her hometow...

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Geoffrey Chaucer MP (c.1343 - c.1399)

also some good info, stories and facts in here... Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1-20, 22 for Geoffrey Chaucer= Pgs 154-167 (his son Thomas is directly after it ) =====================...

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Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. MP (1922 - 2007)

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. , ( November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) was one of the most influential American writers of the 20th century. He wrote such works as Mother Night (1961), Slaughterhouse...

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Voltaire MP (1694 - 1778)

Voltaire François-Marie Arouet (French pronunciation: [fʁɑ̃swa maʁi aʁuˈwe]; 21 November 1694 – 30 May 1778), better known by the pen name Volt...

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John Updike MP (1932 - 2009)

For more information, see Wikipedia or The John Updike Society .

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Jonathan Swift MP (1667 - 1745)

=====' From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) was an Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Torie...

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Emanuel Swedenborg (1731 - 1794)

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Harriet Beecher Stowe MP (1811 - 1896)

Birth: 14 June - 1 Dec., 1811. Death: Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut or Mandarin, Florida. Author of Uncle Tom's Cabin -------------------- Harriet Beecher Stowe Introduction Harriet Bee...

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Howard Allan Stern MP

Howard Allan Stern (born January 12, 1954) is an American radio personality, television host, author, actor and photographer best known for his radio show which was nationally syndicated from 1986 to...

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John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr., Nobel Prize in Literature 1962 MP (1902 - 1968)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr .(February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968) was an American writer. He wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath (19...

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Baruch Spinoza MP (1632 - 1677)

Baruch de Spinoza , XVII Century Philosopher "Roots": Baruch Spinoza Could John Berman be related to the Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza, noted as the Prince of Philosophers? CNN "Roots" journey: Vi...

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Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1970 MP (1918 - 2008)

"Alexandr Solzhenitsyn - Autobiography" . Nobelprize.org. 19 Nov 2011. Autobiography Alexandr Solzhenitsyn I was born at Kislovodsk on 11th December, 1918. My father had studied philological subjec...

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Upton Sinclair MP (1878 - 1968)

Upton Beall Sinclair Jr. (September 20, 1878 – November 25, 1968), was an American author and one-time candidate for governor of California who wrote close to one hundred books in many genres....

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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley MP (1797 - 1851)

Mary Shelley (née Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin; 30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851) was a British novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best know...

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Dr. Seuss MP (1904 - 1991)

Theodor Seuss Geisel was the author and illustrator of many popular children's books written under the pen name Dr. Seuss. Here are just a few titles of his books: One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish;...

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Maurice Sendak MP (1928 - 2012)

One of the most successful illustrators of the 20th century. Since 1951 his 90-odd titles have sold nearly 30m copies in the US alone. His renowned work Where the Wild Things Are (1963), with worldwi...

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Jean-Paul Sartre MP (1905 - 1980)

Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre (21 June 1905 – 15 April 1980), was one of the leading figures in 20th century French philosophy. He was commonly known simply as Jean-Paul Sartre was a French ex...

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Bertrand Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, Nobel Prize in Literature 1950 MP (1872 - 1970)

Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM, FRS (18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970), was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, pacifist, and social critic. Though he ...

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Salman Rushdie MP

He is a British-Indian novelist and essayist. He achieved notability with his second novel, Midnight's Children (1981), which won the Booker Prize in 1981. Much of his fiction is set on the Indian subc...

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J. K. Rowling MP

J.K. Rowling - Wikipedia J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter Website Joanne "Jo" Rowling , OBE ( born 31 July 1965 ), better known as J. K. Rowling is a British author best known as the creator of the Ha...

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Jean Jacques Rousseau MP (1712 - 1778)

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (28 June 1712 – 2 July 1778) was a Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of 18th-century Romanticism of French expression. His political philosophy influenced the Frenc...

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Erich Maria Remarque MP (1898 - 1970)

Erich Maria Remarque (born Erich Paul Remark; 22 June 1898 – 25 September 1970) was a German author, most known for his anti-war novel All Quiet on the Western Front. Erich Maria Remarque was ...

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William Pynchon MP (1590 - 1662)

William Pynchon (Pinchin), founder of Springfield, MA and one of founders of Roxbury, MA William Pynchon (October 11, 1590 – October 29, 1662) was a colonial assistant, treasurer and original ...

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Boris Leonidovich Pasternak Nobel Prize in Literature 1958 MP (1890 - 1960)

Boris Leonidovich Pasternak (Russian: Бори́с Леони́дович Пас&...

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Thomas Paine MP (1737 - 1809)

This profile is a work in progress From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Thomas Paine Full name Thomas Paine Born February 9, 1737 Thetford, Norfolk, England, Great Britain Died June 8, 1809...

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George Orwell MP (1903 - 1950)

On each landing, opposite the lift shaft, the poster with the enormous face gazed from the wall. It was one of those pictures which are so contrived that the eyes follow you about when you move. BIG BR...

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Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov MP (1899 - 1977)

Nabokov Family Web: --------------------

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Agnar Mykle MP (1915 - 1994)

Agnar Mykle (8 August 1915 – 15 January 1994) was a Norwegian author. He became one of the most controversial figures in Norwegian literature in the 20th century. Store Norske Leksikon Eng...

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Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize in Literature 1993 MP

USA

Toni Morrison (born Chloe Anthony Wofford on February 18, 1931) is a Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, editor, and professor. Her novels are known for their epic themes, vivid d...

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Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell MP (1900 - 1949)

Margaret Mitchell: Wikipedia Find A Grave IMDB Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell (November 8, 1900 – August 16, 1949) was an American author, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937 for her epi...

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John Milton MP (1608 - 1674)

John Milton (December 9, 1608 – November 8, 1674) was an English poet, most famous for his blank verse epic Paradise Lost. His father, John Milton Sr., was a well-off scrivener, and his grandf...

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John Stuart Mill MP (1806 - 1873)

John Stuart Mill Wikipedia Bio Biographical Summary Mill, John Stuart . 20/05/1806-09/05/1873. Ref: 1058. Male. Place of Birth: 13 Rodney Street, Pentonville, London. Place of Death: Avigno...

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Donatien, marquis de Sade MP (1740 - 1814)

Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de Sade (2 June 1740 – 2 December 1814) (French pronunciation: [maʁki də sad] Audio) was a French aristocrat, revolutionary, polit...

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Maimonides Rambam רמב״ם MP (c.1138 - 1204)

From Moshe (of the Torah) to Moshe (Maimonides) there was none like Moshe R' Moshe ben Maimon , Moses Maimonides the Rambam , [ca. 1138 (or 1135?) - 1204] was the preeminent medieval Jewish philosoph...

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Jon Stewart MP

Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz ; November 28, 1962) is an American political satirist, writer, television host, actor, media critic and stand-up comedian. He is widely known as host of The...

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Norman Mailer MP (1923 - 2007)

Norman Kingsley Mailer (January 31, 1923 – November 10, 2007) was an American novelist, journalist, essayist, poet, playwright, screenwriter and film director. Along with Truman Capote, Joan D...

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Count Maurice (Mooris) Polidore Marie Bernhard Maeterlinck, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1911 MP (1862 - 1949)

Maurice Polydore Marie Bernard Maeterlinck , also called Comte (Count) Maeterlinck from 1932; (29 August 1862 – 6 May 1949) was a Belgian playwright, poet, and essayist who wrote in French. He w...

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Madonna MP

Originally born Madonna Louise Ciccone after her mother. On Madonna's first communion, they added Veronica to her middle name. At the age of six, Madonna was devastated when her mother died.  ...

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Niccolò Machiavelli MP (1469 - 1527)

Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (3 May 1469 – 21 June 1527) was an Italian historian, philosopher, humanist and writer based in Florence during the Renaissance. A founder of modern po...

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Martin Luther MP (1483 - 1546)

German theologian, professor, pastor, and church reformer, Luther began the Protestant Reformation with the publication of his Ninety-Five Theses on October 31, 1517. In this publication, he attacked t...

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John Locke, Philosopher MP (1632 - 1704)

John Locke (1632-1703), son of John Locke, of Pensford, and Ann Agnes (or Agnes Ann) Keene (1597-1654) Father of liberal philosophy. His ideas would also be used as a keystone for the revolutio...

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Jack London MP (1876 - 1916)

Jack London (January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916)[1][2][3] was an American author, journalist, and social activist. He was a pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fictio...

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Hedy Lamarr MP (1913 - 2000)

Hedy Lamarr (November 9, 1913 – January 19, 2000) was an Austrian-born American actress of Jewish descent. Though known primarily for her film career as a major contract star of MGM's "Golden Ag...

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Madeleine L'Engle MP (1918 - 2007)

Madeleine L'Engle (November 29, 1918 – September 6, 2007) was an American writer best known for her young-adult fiction, particularly the Newbery Medal-winning A Wrinkle in Time and its sequel...

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Johannes Kepler MP (1571 - 1630)

New Revision of his Wikipedia page: Biographical Summary: "... Johannes Kepler (December 27, 1571 – November 15, 1630) was a German mathematician, astronomer and astrologer. A key figu...

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Immanuel Kant MP (1724 - 1804)

Immanuel Kant Immanuel Kant (German pronunciation: [ɪˈmaːnu̯eːl ˈkant]) (22 April 1724 – 12 February 1804) was an 18th-century German philosopher from...

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Franz Amshel Kafka MP (1883 - 1924)

Franz Kafka ; ( 3 July 1883 – 3 June 1924) was a German-language novelist, one of the most influential of the 20th century, whose works came to be regarded after his death as one of the major ac...

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James Joyce MP (1882 - 1941)

James (Augustine Aloysius) Joyce James Joyce , Irish novelist considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century best known for Ulysses (1...

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Aldous Leonard Huxley MP (1894 - 1963)

Aldous Leonard Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963) was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family. Among Huxley's best known novels is BRAVE NEW W...

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Thomas Hobbes [of Malmsbury] MP (1588 - 1679)

Thomas Hobbes, XVII c English philosopher Thomas Hobbes (5 April 1588 – 4 December 1679), in some older texts Thomas Hobbs of Malmsbury, was an English philosopher, best known today for his wo...

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Adolf Hitler MP (1889 - 1945)

Adolf Hitler was an Austrian-born German politician and leader of the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, commonly known as the Nazi party. The Nazi party are known for the persecution and ...

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Ernest Hemingway MP (1899 - 1961)

Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 — July 2, 1961) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and journalist. He was part of the 1920s expatriate community in Paris, and one of the vetera...

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Graham Greene MP (1904 - 1991)

Greene, (Henry) Graham (1904–1991), author, was born on 2 October 1904 at St John's, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, the fourth of six children of Charles Henry Greene (1865–1942), teacher,...

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Nadine Gordimer-Gavronsky, Nobel Prize in Literature 1991 MP (1923 - 2014)

Nadine Gordimer (20 November 1923 - 13 July 2014) was a South African writer and political activist. She was awarded the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature when she was recognised as a woman "who through h...

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Sir William Gerald Golding, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1983 MP (1911 - 1993)

Sir William Gerald Golding (19 September 1911 – 19 June 1993) was a British novelist, poet, playwright and Nobel Prize for Literature laureate, best known for his novel Lord of the Flies. He was...

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Galileo Galilei MP (1564 - 1641)

He was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer and philosopher who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution. His achievements include improvements to the telescope and consequent astron...

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Frederick II "the Great", King of Prussia MP (1712 - 1786)

Friedrich der Große Links: The Peerage Geneall Wikipedia ADB In Deutsch Preussen.de: Friederick II In German history In German

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Anne Frank MP (1929 - 1945)

Anne Frank , Author, Holocaust Victim, named in Time Magazine's icons of the 20th century on their list The Most Important People of the Century. Anne Frank was born in 1929 in Frankfurt am Main in G...

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Anatole France MP (1844 - 1924)

Anatole France (16 April 1844 – 12 October 1924), born François-Anatole Thibault, was a French poet, journalist, and novelist. He was born in Paris, and died in Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire. He wa...

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F. Scott Fitzgerald MP (1896 - 1940)

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigm writings of the Jazz Age, a term he coine...

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William Faulkner MP (1897 - 1962)

William Cuthbert Faulkner (September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962) was a Nobel Prize-winning American novelist and short story writer. One of the most influential writers of the 20th century, his rep...

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Desiderius Erasmus MP (c.1469 - 1536)

'Desiderius Erasmus in de Nederlandse Wikipedia Goudæ conceptus, Roterodami natus (Rotterdam (waarschijnlijk), 28 oktober 1466, 1467 of 1469 - Bazel, 12 juli 1536) was een Nederlands priester, A...

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Alexandre Dumas, père MP (1802 - 1870)

Alexandre Dumas , born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie (24 July 1802 – 5 December 1870) was a French writer, best known for his historical novels of high adventure which have made him one of the mo...

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Alexandre Dumas, fils MP (1824 - 1895)

Alexandre Dumas, fils (27 July 1824 – 27 November 1895) was a French author and dramatist. He was the son (fils) of Alexandre Dumas, père, also a writer and playwright. Dumas was born i...

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René Descartes MP (1596 - 1650)

René Descartes, Philosopher René Descartes (French pronunciation: [ʁəne dekaʁt]; 31 March 1596 – 11 February 1650) (Latinized form: Renatus Cartesius; adject...

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Erasmus Darwin MP (1731 - 1802)

This article is about Erasmus Darwin, who lived 1731–1802; for his descendants with the same name, see Erasmus Darwin (disambiguation). Erasmus Darwin Erasmus Darwin in 1792 Born 12 December ...

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Charles Robert Darwin MP (1809 - 1882)

Charles Robert Darwin From Wikipedia FRS (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist.[I] He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancesto...

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Roald Dahl MP (1916 - 1990)

Roald Dahl (13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a British novelist, short story writer, fighter ace and screenwriter of Norwegian parentage.Born in Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales, to Norwegian p...

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Nicolaus Copernicus MP (1473 - 1543)

Mikołaj Kopernik Nicolaus Copernicus (19 February 1473 – 24 May 1543) was the first astronomer to formulate a comprehensive heliocentric cosmology, which displaced the Earth from the ce...

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Noam Chomsky MP

Avram Noam Chomsky (pronounced /ˌnoʊm ˈtʃɒmski/, Hebrew: חומסקי נועם אַב&#x...

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Lewis Carroll MP (1832 - 1898)

Lewis Carroll Society " Lewis Carroll ", Westminster Abbey Charles Lutwidge Dodgson ( 27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898), better known by the pseudonym Lewis Carroll , was an English autho...

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Truman Capote MP (1924 - 1984)

Truman Capote (pronounced /ˈtruːmən kəˈpoʊti/; September 30, 1924 – August 25, 1984) was an American author, many of whose short stories, novels, play...

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William S. Burroughs, Jr. MP (1947 - 1981)

. William Seward Burroughs III (July 21, 1947 – March 3, 1981) was an American novelist, also known as William S. Burroughs, Jr. and Billy Burroughs. He bears the name of both his father and h...

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Simone de Beauvoir MP (1908 - 1986)

Simone de Beauvoir is now best known for her metaphysical novels, including She Came to Stay and The Mandarins, and for her 1949 treatise "The Second Sex" , a detailed analysis of women's oppression an...

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Honoré de Balzac MP (1799 - 1850)

Honoré de Balzac , né Honoré Balzac à Tours le 20 mai 1799[4] et mort à Paris le 18 août 1850, est un écrivain français. Il fut romancier, dramat...

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Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban MP (c.1561 - 1626)

Research shows Francis Bacon is actually the son of Queen Elizabeth (the Virgin Queen) and Robert Dudley, having secretly exchanged vows with him on January 1, 1561, in the house of Lord Pembroke, 21 d...

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Aristophanes MP (c.-446 - c.-386)

Aristophanes Ἀριστοφάνης , ca. 446 BC – ca. 386 BC), son of Philippus, of the deme Cydathenaus, was a comic playwrigh...

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Maya Angelou MP (1928 - 2014)

From Wikipedia (English) : Maya Angelou ( /ˈmaɪ.ə ˈændʒəloʊ/; born Marguerite Ann Johnson; April 4, 1928) was an American author and poet who h...

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Mark Twain MP (1835 - 1910)

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by the pen name Mark Twain, wrote grand tales about Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and the mighty Mississippi River. He became nothing less than a national treasur...

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