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Danish author Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen

(1805 - 1875)

British inventor and mathematician Charles Babbage.

Charles Babbage

(1791 - 1871)

British author J.G. Ballard.

J.G. Ballard

(1930 - 2009)

Russian poet Andrei Bely.

Andrei Bely

(1880 - 1934)

Swiss traveler and writer Nicolas Bouvier.

Nicolas Bouvier

(1929 - 1998)

History professor Warren Breckman.

Warren Breckman

Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés.

Hernán Cortés

(1485 - 1547)

American writer, political activist, urban theorist, and historian Mike Davis.

Mike Davis

Book critic Michael Dirda.

Michael Dirda

Former Prime Minister of United Kingdom Benjamin Disraeli.

Benjamin Disraeli

(1804 - 1881)

Chinese poet Du Fu.

Du Fu

(712 - 770)

French novelist Gustave Flaubert.

Gustave Flaubert

(1821 - 1880)

American composer George Gershwin.

George Gershwin

(1898 - 1937)

American-Canadian author William Gibson.

William Gibson

American novelist and journalist John Hersey.

John Hersey

(1914 - 1993)

British urban planner Ebenezer Howard.

Ebenezer Howard

(1850 - 1928)

Essayist and novelist Pico Iyer.

Pico Iyer

American poet and novelist Helen Hunt Jackson.

Helen Hunt Jackson

(1830 - 1885)

American-born Canadian urbanologist Jane Jacobs.

Jane Jacobs

(1916 - 2006)

American food journalist and editor Frederick Kaufman.

Frederick Kaufman

Greek rhetorician Libanius.

Libanius

(314 - 393)

English economist and demographer Thomas Malthus.

Thomas Malthus

(1766 - 1834)

Black and white photograph of Cuban poet, patriot, and martyr José Martí.

José Martí

(1853 - 1895)

French novelist Irène Némirovsky.

Irène Némirovsky

(1903 - 1942)