Allen Ginsberg

American poet & writer best known as a Beat Poet & for his poem, Howl.

Giovanni Gentile

Italian philosopher, educator, & politician born in 1875. Ghostwrote part of The Doctrine of Fascism with Mussolini.

George Mandel

French journalist, politician, & French Resistance leader born in 1885.

Heinrich Otto Wieland

German chemist born in 1877. Won the 1927 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his research into the bile acids.


German Renaissance mathematician, astrologer, & astronomer born in 1436.

Pauline Kael

American film critic, born in 1919, who wrote for The New Yorker magazine from 1968 to 1991.

Francoise Sagan

French playwright, novelist, & screenwriter born in 1935 & known for her novel, Bonjour Tristesse.

Gayatri Devi

Indian royal, politician, & fashion icon born in 1919. Maharani consort of Jaipur & leader in the Swatantra Party.

John Bardeen

American engineer, physicist, & Nobel Prize winner born in 1908. Inventor of the transistor & the BCS theory.