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Saint Aelred of Rievaulx

(c. 1110 - 1167)

Photo of stone Aristotle statue face

Aristotle

(384 BC - 322 BC)

Saint Augustine (detail), by Philippe de Champaigne, c. 1645.

Saint Augustine

(354 - 430)

Portrait of Francis Bacon in sixteenth-century armor.

Francis Bacon

(1561 - 1626)

Image of Chinese poet Bai Juyi.

Bai Juyi

(772 - 846)

Rick Bass

Black and white photograph of French writer and feminist Simone de Beauvoir.

Simone de Beauvoir

(1908 - 1986)

Vera Brittain

(1893 - 1970)

William Cullen Bryant

(1794 - 1878)

Captain Awkward

Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes.

Miguel de Cervantes

(1547 - 1616)

Image from Codex Manesse depicting a tournament of knights.

Chrétien de Troyes

(c. 1165 - c. 1180)

Roman statesman, lawyer, scholar, and writer Marcus Tullius Cicero.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

(106 BC - 43 BC)

Image of English naturalist Charles Darwin.

Charles Darwin

(1809 - 1882)

Black and white photograph of Emily Dickinson sitting next to a desk.

Emily Dickinson

(1830 - 1886)

Arthur Conan Doyle

(1859 - 1930)

Chinese poet Du Fu.

Du Fu

(712 - 770)

Deborah Eisenberg

Sarah Stickney Ellis

(1799 - 1872)

Mariana Enriquez

Painting of humanist and scholar Erasmus.

Erasmus

(1466 - 1536)

Edward FitzGerald

(1809 - 1883)

French novelist Gustave Flaubert.

Gustave Flaubert

(1821 - 1880)

Margaret Fuller

(1810 - 1850)