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Charlotte Capers (1913 - 1996)

Charlotte Capers (June 28, 1913 − December 23, 1996) was director of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) from 1955 to 1969 and was the first woman to become the head of a state ...

7/29/2021 7/29/2021

Jack Butler (1944 - d.)

========================================= Best known as a fiction writer, Jack Armand Butler Jr. is also a poet, essayist, and food columnist. He was born in the small Mississippi Delta town of All...

7/27/2021 7/27/2021

George Worley Boswell (1919 - 1995)

George Worley Boswell was born in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1919, when the South was already well into an economic decline that would virtually cripple the United States a decade later. Boswell maintain...

7/24/2021 7/24/2021

Maria Howard Weedon (1846 - 1905)

"Howard Weeden", "Flake White"

Maria Howard Weeden (July 6, 1846 – April 12, 1905), who signed her work and published as Howard Weeden, was an American artist and poet based in Huntsville, Alabama. After the American Civil War, sh...

7/11/2021 7/11/2021

Lella Warren (1899 - 1982)

Lella Warren (March 22, 1899 – 1982) was a novelist and short story writer who is best known for her historical novel Foundation Stone chronicling the life of Alabama settlers in the 19th century. Sh...

7/11/2021 7/11/2021

Gianandrea Gavazzeni MP (1909 - 1996)

Gianandrea Gavazzeni was an Italian pianist, conductor (especially of opera), composer and musicologist. For almost 50 years, starting from 1948, he was principal conductor at La Scala, Milan, in 1966...

9/15/2017 7/3/2021

Minnie Bruce Pratt (1946 - d.)

Minnie Bruce Pratt (1946- ), one of Alabama's best-known contemporary poets, is also widely recognized as an essayist, political activist, and university educator. Her work is both autobiographical, ex...

7/1/2021 7/1/2021

Katherine Anne Porter MP (1890 - 1980)

Katherine Anne Porter was an American journalist, essayist, short story writer, novelist, and political activist. Her 1962 novel Ship of Fools was the best-selling novel in America that year, but her...

11/13/2018 6/30/2021

Thomas Martin (1881 - 1964)

Thomas Wesley Martin (1881-1964) was perhaps Alabama's premier businessman of the twentieth century. An attorney, utilities executive, economic recruiter, research promoter, and booster for Alabama, he...

6/24/2021 6/24/2021

Clifford Anderson Lanier MP (1844 - 1908)

C. A. Lanier 1844 - 1908 "Company A, 2nd Georgia Arty. Battalion CSA" Lanier, Clifford A. BATTLE UNIT NAME: Signal Corps, CSA SIDE: Confederacy COMPANY: SOLDIER'S RANK IN: Private SOLDIER'S RANK OUT:...

12/8/2010 6/22/2021

H.L. Mencken MP (1880 - 1956)

"H. L. Mencken", "Harry"

Henry Louis Mencken (September 12, 1880 – January 29, 1956) was an American journalist, essayist, satirist, cultural critic, and scholar of American English. He commented widely on the social scen...

1/20/2018 12/27/2020

John Martin Finlay (1941 - 1991)

John Martin Finlay (January 24, 1941 – February 17, 1991) was an American poet who also wrote numerous works of prose—essays, reviews, fiction, letters, and diaries. He is best known for his posthumo...

12/13/2020 12/13/2020

Vicki Covington (1952 - d.)

Birmingham native Vicki Covington (1952- ) is an award-winning novelist, short-story writer, and essayist. Her fiction is characterized by themes of family and community and is set in her native South....

11/29/2020 11/29/2020

Baruch Hager (1898 - 1985)

Was a Yiddish writer of Chassidic books, essayist and journalist in Romania and France.

8/20/2015 11/28/2020

Clarence Cason (1896 - 1935)

Coming of age in the turbulent South of the early twentieth century, Clarence Cason (1896-1935) saw firsthand many of the ills of his home state and region—widespread poverty, disease, illiteracy, viol...

11/26/2020 11/26/2020

John Crowe Ransom MP (1888 - 1974)

John Crowe Ransom (April 30, 1888 – July 3, 1974) was an educator, scholar, literary critic, poet, essayist and editor. He is considered to be a founder of the New Criticism school of literary cri...

12/20/2013 9/28/2020

Edith Drake Pope (1869 - 1947)

Edith D. Pope (1869 – 1947) was an American editor. She was the second editor of the Confederate Veteran from 1914 to 1932, and the president of the Nashville No. 1 chapter of the United Daughters of...

9/27/2020 9/27/2020

Samuel Pickering (1941 - d.)

Samuel F. "Sam" Pickering Jr. (born September 30, 1941) is a writer and professor emeritus of English at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. His unconventional teaching style was an inspiration ...

9/26/2020 9/26/2020

Andrew Nelson Lytle (1902 - 1995)

Andrew Nelson Lytle (December 26, 1902 – December 12, 1995) was an American novelist, dramatist, essayist and professor of literature. Works -----------------------------------------------------...

9/20/2020 9/20/2020

Donald Grady Davidson (1893 - 1968)

Donald Grady Davidson (August 8, 1893 – April 25, 1968) was a U.S. poet, essayist, social and literary critic, and author. An English professor at Vanderbilt University from 1920 to 1965, he was a fo...

9/7/2020 9/7/2020

Joel Agee (1940 - d.)

Joel Agee (born 1940 in New York City) is an American writer and translator. He lives in New York. Early life Joel Agee is the son of the American author James Agee. After his parents divorced in 1...

8/26/2020 8/26/2020

John Trumbull (April 24, 1750 – May 11, 1831) was an American poet. Biography Trumbull was born in what is now Watertown, Connecticut, where his father was a Congregational preacher. At the age...

1/25/2012 8/23/2020

Henry Timrod (1828 - 1867)

Poet, essayist. Timrod was born on December 8, 1828, in Charleston, South Carolina, the only son of a bookbinder, William Henry Timrod, and his wife, Thyrza Prince. Hedged by poverty, frail health, a...

8/14/2010 8/21/2020

Nobleman, horticulturist, inventor. Born on December 30, 1734, in Gotha, Prussia, Poellnitz spent his early adult years in Europe, where he served as chamberlain in the court of Frederick the Great. ...

11/25/2017 8/12/2020

John McCrady, (CSA) (1831 - 1881)

Naturalist. McCrady was born in Charleston on October 15, 1831, the third of fourteen children of the attorney Edward McCrady and Louisa Rebecca Lane. After receiving his basic education in Charl...

4/2/2016 8/7/2020

Louisa Susannah McCord (1810 - 1879)

Writer. She was a contributor of conservative pro-slavery essays to ante-bellum Southern journals. Essayist, poet. Born in Charleston on December 3, 1810, Louisa McCord was the daughter of the S...

9/27/2013 8/6/2020

Paul Hamilton Hayne (1830 - 1886)

Paul Hamilton Hayne (January 1, 1830 – July 6, 1886) was a nineteenth century Southern American poet, critic, and editor. Biography Paul Hamilton Hayne was born in Charleston, South Carolina on...

3/17/2009 7/28/2020

John Burroughs MP (1837 - 1921)

John Burroughs (April 3, 1837 – March 29, 1921) was an American naturalist and nature essayist, active in the U.S. conservation movement. The first of his essay collections was Wake-Robin in 1871. I...

9/11/2013 7/24/2020

Samuel Henry Dickson (1798 - 1872)

Physician, essayist. Dickson was born in Charleston on September 20, 1798, the son of the Scots-Irish immigrants Samuel Dickson and Mary Neilson. He began his higher education at the College of Ch...

7/1/2013 7/20/2020

Guy Davenport (1927 - 2005)

Guy Mattison Davenport (November 23, 1927 – January 4, 2005) was an American writer, translator, illustrator, painter, intellectual, and teacher. Works ------------------------------------------...

7/18/2020 7/18/2020

Thomas Dale (c.1700 - 1750)

Physician, author, entrepreneur. Dale was born in Hoxton, England, into a family of pharmacists. He learned medicine from his father, Francis Dale, and pharmaceutical botany from his uncle, Samuel Da...

7/18/2020 7/18/2020

Burroughs’s work, often compared to that of New England poet Henry David Thoreau, was collected in Best American Essays in 1987 and 1989. In 1989 he was awarded the Pushcart Prize for nature essays. ...

8/16/2007 7/13/2020

St. George Tucker MP (1752 - 1827)

St. George Tucker was a lawyer, teacher, poet, essayist, inventor, and judge. One of the most influential jurists and legal scholars in the early years of the United States, he sat on three courts in...

7/25/2007 7/8/2020

Mollie Elliott Seawell (1860 - 1916)

Molly Elliot Seawell (October 23, 1860 – November 15, 1916) was an early American historian and writer. Seawell was a descendant of the Seawells of Virginia. She was a niece of President John Tyler....

8/3/2010 7/6/2020

Mark Judge was implicated in the accusations of sexual assault that surfaced when his high school classmate Brett Kavanaugh, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court was nominated to the Supreme C...

1/27/2010 6/14/2020

William Brockenbrough (1778 - 1838)

"Brockenbrough"

William Brockenbrough (July 10, 1778 – December 10, 1838) was a Virginia lawyer, political figure and judge of the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. Biography Brockenbrough was born in Tappahannoc...

9/1/2008 6/12/2020

Russell Baker (1925 - 2019)

Russell Baker was a journalist, memoirist, essayist, humorist, and television personality. Born in Loudoun County, he was raised in New Jersey and educated at Johns Hopkins. He served briefly in t...

6/6/2020 6/6/2020

Rev. David Henkel MP (1795 - 1831)

David Henkel, theologian, Lutheran minister, and founder of the Tennessee Synod, was the son of the Reverend Paul and Elizabeth Negeley Henkel. Apparently his family had tutored him because he exhibi...

10/12/2008 4/24/2020

John Taylor (1781 - 1864)

John Taylor (31 July 1781 – 5 July 1864) was an English publisher, essayist, and writer. He is noted as the publisher of the poets John Keats and John Clare. born in East Retford, Nottinghamshire ...

4/12/2020 4/13/2020

William Kenneth Boyd (1879 - 1938)

William Kenneth Boyd, historian, was born at Curryville, Mo., the second son and the youngest of six children of the Reverend Harvey Marshall and Mary Elizabeth Black Boyd. His father, a native of Ke...

4/5/2020 4/5/2020

George William Bagby (1828 - 1883)

George William Bagby was a licensed physician, editor, journalist, essayist, and humorist. He is best remembered as the editor who, on the advent of the American Civil War (1861–1865), turned the ...

10/31/2019 3/20/2020

Nicholas Turner Sorsby (1818 - 1868)

Nicholas Turner Sorsby, physician, surgeon, and agriculturalist, the son of Rebecca Williams and Alexander Sorsby, was born in Nash County. After the death of his father, while Nicholas was still an ...

3/11/2020 3/11/2020

Sir Stephen Harold Spender CBE (28 February 1909 – 16 July 1995) was an English poet, novelist and essayist who concentrated on themes of social injustice and the class struggle in his work. He was a...

4/10/2009 2/14/2020

Daniel Reaves Goodloe (1814 - 1902)

Daniel Reaves Goodloe, abolitionist and journalist, was born in Louisburg, the son of Dr. James Kemp Strother Goodloe, a school-teacher who studied medicine but never practiced it, and Mary Reaves Jo...

12/2/2019 12/2/2019

Robert (Bobby) Chester Ruark, Jr., columnist, satiric essayist, and novelist, was born in Wilmington, the son of Robert Chester, an accountant, and Charlotte Adkins Ruark. His paternal grandparents w...

11/13/2019 11/13/2019

Ardis Whitman (1905 - 1990)

Ardis Rumsey Whitman, a writer and lecturer, died on Sunday at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, N.C. She was 85 years old and lived for many years in New Britain, Conn., before moving to Charlotte. ...

11/30/2017 10/23/2019

Thomas Malthus MP (1766 - 1834)

The Reverend[1] Thomas Robert Malthus FRS (14 February 1766 – 29 December 1834)[2] was a British scholar, influential in political economy and demography.[3][4] Malthus popularised the economic theory ...

5/6/2011 5/18/2019

Veijo Väinö Valvo Meri (1928 - 2015)

Veijo Väinö Valvo Meri (31 December 1928 – 21 June 2015) was a Finnish writer. Much of his work focuses on war and its absurdity. The work is anti-war and has dark humor. Born in Viipuri (today Vyborg...

1/27/2018 4/29/2019

Väinö Kirstinä (1936 - 2007)

Väinö Kirstinä kirjoitti ylioppilaaksi Oulun lyseosta 1956 ja valmistui filosofian kandidaatiksi Helsingin yliopistosta 1963. Kirstinä on tunnettu lähinnä modernista runoudestaan, mutta hän oli myös me...

3/28/2016 4/28/2019

Sigurd Frosterus MP (1876 - 1956)

Sigurd Frosterus (4. kesäkuuta 1876 Asikkala – 2. maaliskuuta 1956 Helsinki)[1] oli suomalainen arkkitehti. Frosterus valmistui arkkitehdiksi Polyteknillisestä opistosta vuonna 1902. Hänen töitään ovat...

6/10/2009 2/26/2019

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

"Elias"

Charles Lamb (10 February 1775 – 27 December 1834) was an English essayist with Welsh heritage, best known for his Essays of Elia and for the children's book Tales from Shakespeare, which he produced a...

3/1/2007 11/4/2018

Dame Muriel Sarah Spark DBE, CLit, FRSE, FRSL (née Camberg; 1 February 1918 – 13 April 2006) was a Scottish novelist, short story writer, poet and essayist. Brief Biography From Muriel Spark’...

9/2/2018 9/2/2018

Reference: Ancestry Genealogy - SmartCopy : Jun 9 2018, 4:59:15 UTC Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy : Jun 9 2018, 5:00:46 UTC NICHOL, Rev. Dr. Francis William Rutherford (Frank) M.A.,...

6/8/2018 6/9/2018

Ralph Waldo Emerson MP (1803 - 1882)

Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was an American essayist, lecturer, philosopher and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of...

1/26/2007 4/8/2018

Maurice Baring (1874 - 1945)

Maurice Baring OBE (27 April 1874 – 14 December 1945) was an English man of letters, known as a dramatist, poet, novelist, translator and essayist, and also as a travel writer and war correspondent. ...

12/20/2008 3/22/2018

Dr. Edwin M. Snow (1820 - 1888)

Dr. Edwin M. Snow (1820-1888) was Providence's first superintendent of health and chief statistician from 1856 to 1884. Dr. Snow was born in Pomfret, Vermont where he received his early education. H...

12/11/2017 12/11/2017

Sarah Helen Whitman (1803 - 1878)

"Powers"

Sarah Helen Power Whitman (January 19, 1803 – June 27, 1878) was a poet, essayist, transcendentalist, Spiritualist and a romantic interest of Edgar Allan Poe. Early life Whitman was born in Provide...

10/14/2008 12/11/2017

Donald Grant Mitchell ("Ik Marvel") (April 12, 1822 - December 15, 1908) was an American essayist and novelist. Biography Mitchell, the grandson of politician and jurist Stephen Mix Mitchell, w...

12/29/2011 4/13/2017

Moses Coit Tyler MP (1835 - 1900)

Moses Coit Tyler (August 2, 1835 - December 28, 1900) was an American author and professor of American history. Biography He was born Moses Tyler in Griswold, Connecticut. At an early age he remove...

9/25/2016 3/31/2017

Maurice Henry Hewlett (1861 - 1923)

Maurice Henry Hewlett (1861–1923), was an English historical novelist, poet and essayist. He was born at Weybridge, the eldest son of Henry Gay Hewlett, of Shaw Hall, Addington, Kent. He was educated ...

12/30/2016 12/31/2016

Edmund Clarence Stedman (1833 - 1908)

Edmund Clarence Stedman (October 8, 1833 – January 18, 1908) was an American poet, critic, essayist, banker, and scientist.

12/9/2016 12/9/2016

Theodore Salisbury Woolsey MP (1852 - 1929)

Theodore Salisbury Woolsey (October 22, 1852 – April 24, 1929) was an United States legal scholar, born at New Haven, Connecticut, son of Theodore Dwight Woolsey. He graduated at Yale in 1872 and at...

9/8/2011 9/4/2016
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John Wilkes MP (1725 - 1797)

John Wilkes (17 October 1725 – 26 December 1797) was an English radical, journalist, and politician. He was first elected Member of Parliament in 1757. In the Middlesex election dispute, he fought f...

10/22/2009 6/22/2016

Benjamin Constant MP (1767 - 1830)

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10/2/2011 6/21/2016

Giacomo Leopardi MP (1798 - 1837)

Giacomo Taldegardo Francesco di Sales Saverio Pietro Leopardi (Italian: [%CB%88d%CA%92a%CB%90komo leoˈpardi]; June 29, 1798 – June 14, 1837) was an Italian poet, philosopher, essayist and philologist...

11/9/2015 6/20/2016

Stark Young (1881 - 1963)

Stark Young wrote several books on the theatre and dozens of works of fiction. Young grew up in Mississippi and his boyhood experiences and love for southern culture influenced his writings, including ...

5/29/2016 5/29/2016

Glenway Wescott MP (1901 - 1987)

Glenway Wescott (April 11, 1901 – February 22, 1987) was an American poet, novelist and essayist. A figure of the American expatriate literary community in Paris during the 1920s Wescott was openly g...

5/11/2016 5/11/2016

William Lyon Phelps (1865 - 1943)

William Lyon Phelps (January 2, 1865 New Haven, Connecticut – August 21, 1943 New Haven, Connecticut) was an American author, critic and scholar. He taught the first American university course on the...

5/6/2016 5/6/2016

Gerald Gould (1885 - 1936)

Wikipedia contributors. " Gerald Gould ." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Gerald Gould (1885–1936) was an English writer, known as a journalist and reviewer, essayist and poet.

9/29/2014 4/28/2016

Emily Bissell (1861 - 1948)

"Priscilla Leonard"

Emily Perkins Bissell (May 31, 1861 – 1948) was an American social worker and activist, best remembered for introducing Christmas Seals to the United States. Born in Wilmington, Delaware, she made a...

4/27/2016 4/27/2016

D H Lawrence MP (1885 - 1930)

"DH Lawrence", "D.H.Lawrence"

David Herbert Richards Lawrence From Wikipedia (11 September 1885 – 2 March 1930) was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter who published as D. H. Lawrence. Hi...

5/28/2011 4/7/2016

Josephine Pinckney (1895 - 1957)

Josephine Lyons Scott Pinckney (January 25, 1895 – October 4, 1957) was a novelist and poet in the literary revival of the American South after World War I. Her first best-selling novel was the so...

1/26/2016 1/26/2016

Isaiah Berlin MP (1909 - 1997)

Sir Isaiah Berlin was a Russian-British philosopher and historian of ideas, regarded as one of the leading thinkers of the twentieth century, and as the dominant liberal scholar of his g...

7/12/2007 1/16/2016

Wendell E. Berry (born August 5, 1934) is an American novelist, poet, environmental activist, cultural critic, and farmer. A prolific author, he has written many novels, short stories, poems, and ess...

12/31/2015 12/31/2015

Jesse Hawley (1782 - 1842)

Jesse Hawley was a flour merchant in Geneva, New York who became an early and major proponent of building of the Erie Canal. Struggling to receive shipments and make deliveries over the wretched ...

12/12/2015 12/12/2015

Edward Abbey MP (1927 - 1989)

Edward Paul Abbey (January 29, 1927 – March 14, 1989) was an American author and essayist noted for his advocacy of environmental issues, criticism of public land policies, and anarchist political view...

1/11/2009 10/22/2015

Hubert Marshal Butler (1900 - 1991)

Hubert Marshal Butler (2 October 1900 – 5 January 1991) Irish essayist who wrote on a wide range of topics, from local history and archaeology to the political and religious affairs of eastern Europe...

8/11/2013 10/12/2015

Edward Sanford (1805 - 1876)

Edward Sanford (1805 – 1876) was an American lawyer, poet, essayist, political writer and politician from New York.

8/23/2015 9/27/2015

Cleanth Brooks (1906 - 1994)

Cleanth Brooks (/ˈkliːænθ brʊks/ (KLEE-anth — ); October 16, 1906 – May 10, 1994) was an influential American literary critic and professor. He is best known for his contributions to New Criticism in...

12/13/2013 7/27/2015

His agency writes: "With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphe...

5/2/2012 7/18/2015

Peter Cheyney MP (1896 - 1951)

"Reggie", "Peter Cheyney", "Reginald Evelyn Peter Southouse Cheyney"

Reginald Evelyn Peter Southouse Cheyney (22 February 1896 – 26 June 1951), known as Peter Cheyney , British crime fiction writer who flourished between 1936 and 1951. Cheyney is perhaps best-known ...

10/1/2014 6/21/2015

Robie Macauley (1919 - 1995)

Robie Mayhew Macauley (May 31, 1919 – November 20, 1995) was an American editor, novelist and critic whose literary career spanned more than 50 years.

6/17/2015 6/17/2015

James Ashcroft Noble (1844 - 1896)

James Ashcroft Noble Hymnologist NOBLE, James Ashcroft. b. Liverpool, 25 June 1844; d. Wandsworth, London, 3 April 1896. Noble became a literary critic and an active man of letters in Victorian Eng...

6/16/2015 6/17/2015

Philip Edward Thomas MP (1878 - 1917)

"Edward Thomas", "Edward Eastaway"

Philip Edward Thomas (3 March 1878 – 9 April 1917) was an Anglo-Welsh poet, essayist, and novelist. He is commonly considered a war poet, although few of his poems deal directly with his war experience...

6/16/2015 6/16/2015

Laura Hillenbrand (born May 15, 1967) is an American author of books and magazine articles. Career Hillenbrand's first book was the acclaimed Seabiscuit: An American Legend (2001), a nonfiction acc...

1/4/2015 6/15/2015

John Brooks Leavitt (1849 - 1930)

John Brooks Leavitt (1849–1930) was a New York City attorney, author and reformer. As member of the "Good Government" movement, Leavitt crusaded against Tammany Hall municipal corruption, demanding i...

9/8/2011 6/13/2015

Gilbert Murray, OM MP (1866 - 1957)

"Gilbert"

George Gilbert Aimé Murray , OM, FBA (2 January 1866 – 20 May 1957) was an Australian-born British classical scholar and public intellectual, with connections in many spheres. He was an outstanding sch...

3/8/2009 6/11/2015

Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay PC (25 October 1800 – 28 December 1859) was a British poet, historian and Whig politician. He wrote extensively as an essayist and reviewer, and on British...

12/7/2008 6/11/2015

Dr. Samuel Johnson MP (1709 - 1784)

Samuel Johnson (18 September 1709 [O.S. 7 September] – 13 December 1784), often referred to as Dr Johnson, was a British author who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayis...

6/25/2007 6/11/2015

John Dryden MP (c.1631 - 1700)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - John Dryden (August 19 [O.S. August 9] 1631 – May 12 [O.S. May 1] 1700) was an influential English poet, literary critic, translator and playwright, who domina...

11/18/2007 6/10/2015

Samuel Taylor Coleridge MP (1772 - 1834)

Samuel Taylor Coleridge From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Samuel Taylor Coleridge (October 21, 1772 – July 25, 1834) (pronounced [%CB%88k%C9%99%CA%8Al%C9%99r%C9%AAd%CA%92]) was an English poet, c...

6/19/2007 6/9/2015

Rosina Bulwer Lytton (1802 - 1882)

Rosina Bulwer Lytton (née Rosina Doyle Wheeler; 4 November 1802 – 12 March 1882) wrote and published fourteen novels, a volume of essays and a volume of letters. Her husband was Edward Bulwer-Lytton,...

11/5/2011 6/8/2015

W.H. Auden MP (1907 - 1973)

Wystan Hugh Auden was an English-American poet. Auden's poetry was noted for its stylistic and technical achievement, its engagement with politics, morals, love, and religion, and its variety in tone, ...

8/9/2011 6/2/2015

Matthew Arnold MP (1822 - 1888)

Matthew Arnold was an English poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools. He was the son of Thomas Arnold, the famed headmaster of Rugby School, and brother to both Tom Arnold, lite...

12/11/2010 6/2/2015

Michael Arlen (1895 - 1956)

Mr. Michael Arlen, a novelist and short-story writer, who enjoyed a great vogue in the 1920s, died on Saturday night in New York at the age of 60, after a long illness, reports Reuter. Those who were ...

7/17/2012 6/2/2015

Thomas Carlyle MP (1795 - 1881)

Thomas Carlyle was most famous in the Victorian era, when he was known for his dense, thoughtful books on history and philosophy. The son of a strict Calvinist, Carlyle became a divinity student at E...

10/15/2008 6/2/2015

Plutarch, (Plutarchus MP (46 - 120)

Plutarch , Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus, Μέστριος Πλούταρχος Plutarch, born Plutarchos (Greek: Πλούταρχος) then named, on his becoming a Roman citizen, Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus (Μέστριος Πλούταρχος),...

1/24/2011 6/2/2015

Robert Louis Stevenson MP (1850 - 1894)

"Louis"

Robert Louis Stevenson was born to Thomas and Margaret Isabella Balfour Stevenson in Edinburgh on 13 November 1850. From the beginning he was sickly. Through much of his childhood he was attended by hi...

1/22/2010 6/2/2015

Henry Lawson - Australian Writer and Poet - was born in a town on the Grenfell goldfields of New South Wales. His father was Niels Herzberg Lawson, a Norwegian-born miner who went to sea at 21 and arri...

7/15/2011 6/2/2015