FrenchÂ philosopherÂ & intellectualÂ born in 1897. Influential figure of poststructuralism.
Robert A. Taft
American politician, lawyer, senator, & scion of the Republican Party’s Taft family, born in 1889.
English writer, critic, editor, & lexicographer born in 1709. Considered greatest critic of English literature.
Alexander von Humboldt
German polymath, geographer, naturalist, & explorer born in 1769.
Johann Von Goethe
German writer & statesman considered the greatest German literary figure of the modern era.
English writer of occult novels, fashion writer, theosophist, & anti-vivisection activist born in 1851.
Pierre de Ronsard
French poet born in 1524 & known as a “prince of poets”.
Edgar Lee Masters
American attorney, poet, biographer, & dramatist born in 1868.
American jazz saxophonist, composer, subculture icon, & leader in the development of bebop.
German chemist, engineer, & Nobel Laureate born in 1874. Pioneer in high-pressure industrial chemistry.