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English essayist, poet, and dramatist Joseph Addison.

Joseph Addison

(1672 - 1719)

Aegidius of Zamora

(c. 1240 - c. 1320)

Steve Albini

Apollonius of Rhodes

Color drawing of Jane Austen sitting in a chair wearing a blue dress

Jane Austen

(1775 - 1817)

Johann Sebastian Bach

(1685 - 1750)

Dorothy Baker

(1907 - 1968)

Thomas Bernhard

(1931 - 1989)

Jonathan Biss. Photograph by Benjamin Ealovega.

Jonathan Biss

Björk

Image from an illuminated manuscript of Boethius teaching two students.

Boethius

(c. 480 - c. 524)

John Cage

John Cage

(1912 - 1992)

Alejo Carpentier

(1904 - 1980)

Italian courtier, diplomat, and writer Baldassare Castiglione.

Baldassare Castiglione

(1478 - 1529)

Maddalena Casulana

(c. 1544 - c. 1590)

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero

(106 BC - 43 BC)

Claude Debussy

(1862 - 1918)

Photograph of African-American abolitionist and U.S. diplomat Frederick Douglass.

Frederick Douglass

(c. 1818 - 1895)

American sociologist and reformer W. E. B. Du Bois.

W.E.B. Du Bois

(1868 - 1963)

Diego Durán

(c. 1537 - 1588)

Louise Erdrich

Statue of the Persian poet Ferdowsi.

Ferdowsi

(c. 935 - c. 1020)

Margaret Fuller

(1810 - 1850)

William Gaddis

(1922 - 1998)