Eve Curie

French-American writer, journalist, & pianist known for writing her mother’s biography Madame Curie.

Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Siberian operatic baritone with worldwide fame. He has performed at every major opera house.

Nina Simone

American singer-songwriter, musician, & civil rights activist known for songs incl. “Mississippi Goddam” & “Feeling Good”.

John Flamsteed

English astronomer & the first Astronomer Royal, born in 1646.

Hildegard of Bingen

German Benedictine abbess, writer, composer, philosopher, mystic, & polymath born in 1098.

Lawrence Durrell

English expatriate novelist, poet, dramatist, & travel writer born in 1912. Best known for The Alexandria Quartet.