Ordered by name. Order by date of birth
Wilhelm Dilthey (1833 - 1911) -- German philosopher, whose contributions include the development of hermeneutics and broadening the application of Kant's philosophy.
Diogenes Laertius (300 - 300) -- a biographer of ancient philosophers, Diogenes Laertius' works provide us with some important information about leading Greek philosophers.
Diogenes the Cynic (304 - 323) -- notorious Greek cynic philosopher.
John Donne (1572 - 1631) -- author of metaphysical and love poetry that is among the greatest ever written.
John Roderigo Dos Passos (1896 - 1970) -- American post-War writer.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821 - 1881) -- Russian author of great repute whose ability allowed him to portray complex behaviours with insight and sensitivity..
Arthur C. Doyle (1859 - 1930) -- novelist chiefly remembered for his amateur detective character, Sherlock Holmes.
Theodore Dreiser (1871 - 1945) -- American novelist, who was a leading figure in the naturalist movement.
John Dryden (1631 - 1700) -- 17th-century British playwright, poet and translator, whose diverse works were topical and influential..
Alexandre Dumas (1802 - 1870) -- famous French novelist of the 19th century.
Alice Dunbar-Nelson (1875 - 1935) -- American writer, most famously of short stories.
Meister Johannes E. Eckhart (1260 - 1327) -- German Dominican theologian.
Maria Edgeworth (1767 - 1849) -- English novelist.
George Eliot (1819 - 1880) -- novelist whose works captured human behaviour and endeavour in the Victorian era..
Thomas S. Eliot (1888 - 1965) -- American-born poet, playwright and critic whose poems established new techniques and whose unique perspective became a foundation of modern literature..
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882) -- American poet and philosopher.
Empedocles (495 - 435) -- Greek philosopher who developed the pluralist tradition by arguing that the world is comprised of four elements.
Friedrich Engels (1820 - 1895) -- a member of the working-class movement, Engels wrote on philosophy, politics, and history, often in collaboration with Karl Marx.
Epictetus (55 - 135) -- Epictetus developed a Stoic ethics and led a life in accordance with them, professing to be indifferent to physical, societal, and psychological pain.
Epicurus (341 - 270) -- a prolific writer, he developed a philosophy which integrated physics and ethics, and founded the Epicurean School.
Desiderius Erasmus (1466 - 1536) -- leading figure in the Renaissance humanism movement.
John Scotus Eriugena (810 - 877) -- Irish philosopher in the Middle Ages.
Euripides (485 - 406) -- Ancient Greek tragedian who concentrated on the exploration of psychological situations of ordinary characters..
Abu Nasr al- Farabi (872 - 950) -- Islamic Neo-platonist philosopher.
William Faulkner (1897 - 1962) -- Nobel Laureate and a storyteller of startling originality and power..