Portrait of third president of the United States Thomas Jefferson.

Thomas Jefferson

(1743 - 1826)

Painted portrait of British statesman and political thinker Edmund Burke.

Edmund Burke

(1729 - 1797)

Portrait of South American soldier and statesman Simón Bolívar.

Simón Bolívar

(1783 - 1830)

Photograph of Egyptian writer Yasmine El Rashidi.

Yasmine El Rashidi

At the age of seventeen, Hawthorne mused to his mother about the possibility of “relying for support upon my pen.”

Nathaniel Hawthorne

(1804 - 1864)

Color photograph of American writer Deb Olin Unferth.

Deb Olin Unferth

Black and white photograph of Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva.

Marina Tsvetaeva

(1892 - 1941)

Black and white photograph of Argentine writer Julio Cortázar.

Julio Cortázar

(1914 - 1984)

Black and white image of Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus.

Nicolaus Copernicus

(1473 - 1543)

Black and white photograph of Mao Zedong with raised arm.

Mao Zedong

(1893 - 1976)

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