Winston Churchill
Winston ChurchillNovember 30, 1874 - January 24, 1965
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, RA (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, a writer (as Winston S. Churchill), and an artist. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature, and was the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the United States. Churchill was born into the aristocratic family of the Dukes of...
William Shakespeare
William ShakespeareApril 26, 1564 - April 23, 1616
John Lennon
John LennonOctober 9, 1940 - December 8, 1980
John Winston Ono Lennon MBE (born John Winston Lennon; 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the band the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. With Paul McCartney, he formed a celebrated songwriting partnership. Born and raised in Liverpool, as a teenager Lennon became involved in the skiffle craze; his first band, the Quarrymen, evolved into the Beatles in 1960. When the group disbanded in 1970, Lennon embarked on a solo career that produced the critically acclaimed...
Aldous Huxley
Aldous HuxleyJuly 26, 1894 - November 22, 1963
Aldous Leonard Huxley /ˈhʌksli/ (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963) was an English writer, philosopher and a prominent member of the Huxley family. He was best known for his novels including Brave New World, set in a dystopian London, and for non-fiction books, such as The Doors of Perception, which recalls experiences when taking a psychedelic drug, and a wide-ranging output of essays. Early in his career Huxley edited the magazine Oxford Poetry, and published short stories and poetry. Mid career and later, he published travel writing, film stories and scripts. He spent the later part of...
Margaret Thatcher
Margaret ThatcherOctober 13, 1925 - April 8, 2013
A. A. Milne
A. A. MilneJanuary 18, 1882 - January 31, 1956
Alan Alexander Milne (/ˈmɪln/; 18 January 1882 – 31 January 1956) was an English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various children's poems. Milne was a noted writer, primarily as a playwright, before the huge success of Pooh overshadowed all his previous work....
Thomas Paine
Thomas PaineJanuary 29, 1737 - June 8, 1809
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Gilbert K. ChestertonMay 29, 1874 - June 14, 1936
Matthew Henry
Matthew HenryOctober 18, 1662 - June 22, 1714
Matthew Henry (18 October 1662 – 22 June 1714) was a Welsh or British Non-Conformist minister and author....
William Penn
William PennOctober 14, 1644 - July 30, 1718