Ordered by name. Order by date of birth
Xenophanes (560 - 470) -- Pre-Socratic philosopher who was critical of traditional theology and epistemology.
Xenophon (430 - 355) -- Greek historian, a disciple of Socrates and later a warrior.
William B. Yeats (1865 - 1939) -- Irish poet, who wrote pieces of simple style related to pagan mythology. Chief proponent of the Irish Renaissance movement..
Charlotte Mary Yonge (1823 - 1901) -- English novelist.
Zeno of Citium (334 - 262) -- founder of the Hellenistic school of Stoic philosophy.
Zeno of Elea (470 - 470) -- by advancing arguments to defend Parmenides, Zeno developed philosophical dialectic.
Ã?mile Zola (1840 - 1902) -- leading figure in the French school of naturalism.