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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Cornelius Agrippa
Magician
14-Sep-1486 18-Feb-1535 Three Books of Occult Philosophy
Francis Bacon
Philosopher
22-Jan-1561 9-Apr-1626 Novum Organum
Aphra Behn
Playwright
10-Jul-1640 16-Apr-1689 Oroonoko, the History of the Royal Slave
Beau Brummell
Socialite
7-Jun-1778 30-Mar-1840 Dandy, 19th c. arbiter of fashion
Giacomo Casanova
Author
2-Apr-1725 4-Jun-1798 World-renowned paramour
George Catlin
Painter
26-Jul-1796 23-Dec-1872 Portraitist painted Native Americans
Miguel de Cervantes
Novelist
29-Sep-1547 22-Apr-1616 Don Quixote
Thomas De Quincey
Author
15-Aug-1785 8-Dec-1859 Confessions of an English Opium-Eater
Marquis de Sade
Author
2-Jun-1740 2-Dec-1814 120 Days of Sodom
Daniel Defoe
Author
Sep-1660 24-Apr-1731 Robinson Crusoe
Thomas Dekker
Playwright
c. 1572 c. 1632 The Gentle Craft
John Galt
Novelist
2-May-1779 11-Apr-1839 The Ayrshire Legatees
Charles Goodyear
Inventor
29-Dec-1800 1-Jul-1860 Invented rubber vulcanization process
Emma Hamilton
Relative
1765 15-Jan-1815 Mistress of Lord Nelson
William Hogarth
Engraver
10-Nov-1697 26-Oct-1764 A Rake's Progress
John Hooper
Religion
c. 1495 9-Feb-1555 Zwinglian bishop of Gloucester
Molière
Playwright
15-Jan-1622 17-Feb-1673 Tartuffe, Le Misanthrope
Robert Morris
Politician
31-Jan-1734 7-May-1806 Financed the Revolutionary War
William Penn
Government
14-Oct-1644 30-Jul-1718 Founder of Pennsylvania
William Shakespeare
Playwright
23-Apr-1564 23-Apr-1616 Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Playwright
30-Oct-1751 7-Jul-1816 The School for Scandal
William Smith
Geologist
23-Mar-1769 28-Aug-1839 Father of English Geology
Max Stirner
Philosopher
25-Oct-1806 26-Jun-1856 Existential German nihilo-anarchist
Boss Tweed
Politician
3-Apr-1823 12-Apr-1878 Boss of Tammany Hall
James Wilson
Judge
14-Sep-1742 28-Aug-1798 US Supreme Court Justice, 1789-98


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