William Blake

265 years from his birth.

Vincent Van Gogh

Dutch Post-impressionist painter noted for his use of color (1853-1890)

George Bernard Shaw

British playwright (born in Ireland); founder of the Fabian Society (1856-1950)

Sigmund Freud

Austrian neurologist who originated psychoanalysis (1856-1939)

Miley Cyrus

Miley Ray Cyrus is an American actress and recording artist. The daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, she held minor roles in the television series Doc and the film Big Fish in her childhood

Norman Vincent Peale

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale (May 31, 1898 - December 24, 1993) was a Protestant preacher and author (most notably of the controversial The Power of Positive Thinking) and a progenitor of the theory of "positive thinking"

Miguel de Unamuno

Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo (September 29, 1864-December 31, 1936) was an essayist, novelist, poet, playwright and philosopher from Bilbao, Biscay, Spain

Abraham Lincoln

16th President of the United States; saved the Union during the American Civil War and emancipated the slaves; was assassinated by Booth (1809-1865)

Hartley Coleridge

Hartley Coleridge (September 19, 1796 - January 6, 1849) was an English writer. He was the eldest son of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Alfred De Musset

French poet and writer (1810-1857)

Edward Gibbon

English historian best known for his history of the Roman Empire (1737-1794)

Jean Guehenno

Jean Guéhenno born Marcel-Jules-Marie Guéhenno was a French essayist, writer and literary critic.

Dale Carnegie

United States educator famous for writing a book about how to win friends and influence people (1888-1955)

Saint Teresa of Avila

Spanish mystic and religious reformer; author of religious classics and a Christian saint (1515-1582)

Michael Jordan

Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player and active businessman

Lily Tomlin

Mary Jean "Lily" Tomlin (born September 1, 1939) is an American actress, comedian, writer and producer who has won several Tony Awards and Emmy Awards, plus a Grammy Award

Eden Phillpotts

Eden Phillpotts (4 November 1862 - 29 December 1960) was an English novelist, poet, and dramatist. He was born in India, educated in Plymouth, Devon, and worked as an insurance officer for 10 years before studying for the stage and eventually becoming a writer

Lech Walesa

Polish labor leader and statesman (born in 1943)

Giordano Bruno

Italian philosopher who used Copernican principles to develop a pantheistic monistic philosophy; condemned for heresy by the Inquisition and burned at the stake (1548-1600)

Marilyn Monroe

United States film actress noted for sex appeal (1926-1962)

Friedrich von Schlegel

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich (later: von) Schlegel (March 10, 1772 - January 12, 1829) was a German poet, critic and scholar. He was the younger brother of August Wilhelm Schlegel

Niccolo Machiavelli

a statesman of Florence who advocated a strong central government (1469-1527)

Margaret Deland

Margaret Deland (nee Margaretta Wade Campbell) (February 23, 1857 - January 13, 1945) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and poet. She also wrote an autobiography in two volumes