Ludwik Mieroslawski

Polish general, writer, poet, historian, and political activist born in 1814.

Max Bill

Swiss architect, artist, typeface designed, industrial designer, & graphic designer bornin 1908.


French astrologer & physician, born in 1503, & known for his predictions about the future of the world.

Gilles Deleuze

French renowned philosopher known for co-writing Capitalism and Schizophrenia: Anti-Oedipus (1972).

Guy Debord

French Marxist theorist, philosopher, filmmaker, & founder of a Letterist faction & the Situationist International.

Carolyn Bessette

American publicist & wife of John F. Kennedy, Jr. born in 1966. The couple died in a plane crash in 1999.

Emanuel Lasker

German chess player, mathematician, & philosopher born in 1868. World Chess Champion for 27 years.

William F. Buckley Jr.

American public intellectual, conservative author, & political commentator born in 1925.

Ferdinand de Saussure

Swiss linguist, semiotician, philosopher, & one of the founders of 20th-century linguistics.

Margaret Mead

American cultural anthropologist who influenced the sexual revolution of the 1960s.