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Clifford Geertz was born on August 23, 1926 in San Francisco and is widely known for his contribution to the field of anthropology and ethnography.
Andre Agassi was born on the 29th of April 1970 in Nevada. He enjoyed an exception career playing between 1986 to 2006.
Maya Angelou was a civil right activist, poet and writer. Before becoming a writer, she held various jobs
Jacques Derrida was born in Algeria in 1930, into a Jewish Family. He studied in France, Paris,
François-Marie Arouet, known as Voltaire, was born on November 21, 1694, in Châtenay, near Paris.
Charles Darwin was born in 1809 and died in 1882. He was most famous for his theory of evolution which transformed
John le Carré, pseudonym of David John Moore Cornwell was born on October 19, 1931 in England.
Read our collection of quotes from Joseph Addison, English essayist, poet, playwright, and politician.
Mason Cooley was professor emeritus of English, speech and world literature at the College
Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie was born on the 15th of September, 1890. She was an English writer
André Malraux was born on November 3, 1901 in Paris. After he dropped out of school, he went to Cambodia.
Alain de Botton was born on December 1969 in Switzerland. At the age of 8, his family moved to England.
Simone de Beauvoir was born on January 9, 1908 in Paris into a wealthy family. She grew up with a strict and catholic education.
Malcolm de Chazal was born on September 12, 1902 in a French-Mauritian family. After his education at Royal College in Mauritius
Anthony Giddens is one of the most prominent sociologists and political scientists whose works are widely read in the academia.
Jean-Paul Sartre was born on the 21st of June 1905 in Paris, France. He attended the Ecole Normale Supérieure
Jacques Lacan was born on 13 April 1901 into a conservative and Christian family. He studies Latin, Greek
Roland Barthes was born on November 12, 1915 in Cherbourg, France. He moved to Paris with his family in 1924.
Milan Kundera was born on April 1, 1929 in Brno, a city in the Czech Republic.
Ray Bradbury was born on August 22, 1920 in Illinois. He was an American author, essayist, screenplay writer
James Joyce was born on 2 February 1882 in Dublin, Ireland. Born as James Augustine Aloysius Joyce in a modest Catholic family
Honoré de Balzac was born on May 20, 1799. He was a playwright, literary critic, art critic, essayist
William Somerset Maugham was born on 25 January 1874 at the British Embassy in Paris. He became an orphan
Will Durant was born on November 5, 1885 in Massachusetts. His parents were French-Canadian who emigrated
Anthony Bourdain, chef, author and TV personality, died at the age of 61 on 8 June, 2018. He was working on his show „Parts unknown“
Henry Kissinger was Born on May 27, 1923, in Fürth, Germany. His family was german Jews. In 1938, at the age of 15, while the Nazis
Thomas Stearns Eliot was born on 26 September 1888 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was the youngest of
Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on July 21, in Illinois, U.S. During his high school days, he worked
Ezra Weston Loomis Pound, also known as Ezra Pound, was born on October 30, 1885 in Idaho. Recognized as one
Gertrude Stein was born in 1874 in Allegheny Pennsylvania. She was considered as a modernist writer
William Faulkner was born in Mississippi, United States on September 25, 1897. His original name was Falkner.
John Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California on February 27, 1902. He was raised in a modest family:
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born in Frankfurt, Germany on 28 August, 1749.
Tahar Ben Jelloun was born on 1 December 1944, in Fes, Morocco. He spent his whole adolescence in Tangier
Thomas Mann was born in Lübeck on June 6, 1875. Born to a German father and a German / Portuguese-Creole Brazilian mother
Hermann Hesse was born on 2 July 1877 in the city of Calw, Germany. His grandfather Hermann Gundert was a man
Hannah Arendt once said that in a society where people are not informed, where misinformation rules
Stephen Fry is a british actor, poet, comedian, presenter. He was born on August 24, 1957 in Hampstead, London.
Victor Hugo was born on February 26, 1802 in Besancon, France. He is considered as one of the best poets
Al Gore was born on March 31, 1948 in Washington. He was the 45th vice president under Bill Clinton’s presidency.
Benjamin Disraeli was born to Italian-Jewish parents on December 21, 1804. He was a famous Statesman and novelist.
Walter Benjamin was born in a Jewish family on July 15, 1892 in Germany. He studied Philosophy in Berlin, Freiburg,