Ordered by name. Order by date of birth
Nicolas Malebranche (1638 - 1715) -- French philosopher who developed the theory of occasionalism in response to the Cartesian mind-body problem.
Katherine Mansfield (1888 - 1923) -- New Zealand-born British short-story writer.
Tse-tung Mao (1893 - 1976) -- Founder and first leader of the Chinese Communist Party whose writings have world significance..
Christopher Marlowe (1564 - 1593) -- English playwright.
Moses Marsilius (1280 - 1342) -- Italian philosopher who argued for a model of popular government.
Karl Heinrich Marx (1818 - 1883) -- a philosopher and social theorist, Marx saw the society's future in the realisation of communism.
Edgar Lee Masters (1868 - 1950) -- Political activist, Lawyer, and Poet..
Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965) -- English writer of characteristically stylistic novels and short stories.
Guy de Maupassant (1850 - 1893) -- French writer, whose naturalistic short-stories have been highly influential.
Carson McCullers (1917 - 1967) -- American novelist whose stories tell of the efforts of sad, often handicapped characters to gain compassion.
Melissus (440 - 440) -- philosopher of the Eleatic school.
Herman Melville (1819 - 1891) -- novelist whose work foreshadowed many aspects of twentieth century American literature.
Moses Mendelssohn (1729 - 1786) -- Jewish philosopher, who adopted much of Leibniz's metaphysics and who was a leading figure in promoting the project of the Enlightenment.
George Meredith (1828 - 1909) -- British poet and novelist.
John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873) -- great British philosopher, who embraced elements from both the enlightenment and from romanticism, and who wrote an enduring defence of political liberalism.
Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950) -- American poet, promoter of traditional verse.
Arthur Miller (1915 - 0) -- playwright whose works comment on the nature of 20th century American society.
John Milton (1608 - 1674) -- one of the greatest poets in English.
Jean Babtiste Poquelin Moliere (1622 - 1673) -- One of the greatest of all writers of French comedy - master of French classic comedy.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533 - 1592) -- essayist whose works were influential in the development of rationalism.
Charles-Louis de Secondat Montesquieu (1689 - 1755) -- French political philosopher.
Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874 - 1942) -- Canadian writer, famous for her Anne of Green Gables.
Sir Thomas More (1477 - 1535) -- English statesman and writer.
Christopher Morley (1890 - 1957) -- American writer of novels, essays and poems.
William Morris (1834 - 1896) -- British writer, craftsman, and typographer.