Ordered by name. Order by date of birth
Carlo Collodi (1826 - 1890) -- Italian author and the creator of the character Pinocchio.
Isidore Auguste Marie FranÃ§ois Xavier Comte (1798 - 1857) -- the first French positivist, Comte is famous for his doctrine of the progress of society.
Ã?tienne Bonnot de Condilac (1715 - 1780) -- French philosopher, who made important investigations in the field of language, and who attempted to found an epistemology suitable for the project of the Enlightenment.
Confucius (551 - 479) -- founder of Confuciusism and the most influential thinker in Chinese history..
William Congreve (1670 - 1729) -- English dramatist and writer of poetry in the Restoration period.
Ralph Connor (1860 - 1937) -- Canadian novelist, whose writing represents the views of middle-class Canadians in the early 20th century.
Joseph Conrad (1857 - 1924) -- novelist and short story writer, one of the first of the Modernist movement; Polish-born.
Henri Benjamin Constant de Rebecque (1767 - 1830) -- a leading French liberal who criticised Rousseau and advocated representative democracy.
James F. Cooper (1789 - 1851) -- influential early American novelist.
Stephen Crane (1871 - 1900) -- American novelist, famous for his masterpiece <i>The Red Badge of Courage</i>.
F. Marion Crawford (1854 - 1909) -- American writer, whose novels drew on his experience in Italy.
Ralph Cudworth (1617 - 1680) -- a representative of the Cambridge Platonists, Cudworth argued extensively against reductivism.
e.e. cummings (1894 - 1962) -- American poet, who experimented extensively with language and form..
James Curwood (1878 - 1927) -- American novelist, who most of his life in Owosso, Michigan.
Charles Darwin (1809 - 1882) -- by revolutionising the field of biology, Darwin had an immesurable impact on science, philosophy, and literature from the nineteenth century on.
Alphonse Daudet (1840 - 1897) -- French writer, remebered for his descriptions of Provence.
Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519) -- celebrated Renaissance artist, architect, and scientist.
Richard Harding Davis (1864 - 1916) -- American writer and journalist.
Bruce Dawe (1945 - 3000) -- Contemporary Australian poet.
Daniel Defoe (1660 - 1731) -- prolific English novelist and journalist.
Democritus (460 - 370) -- Greek philosopher, who proposed, with Leucippus, the theory of atomism.
Rene Descartes (1596 - 1650) -- the founder of modern Western philosophy.
Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870) -- one of the most popular novelists of all time, whose writings combined a range of extraordinary qualities.
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (1830 - 1886) -- American whose poetry deals with universal themes in a profoundly original manner..
Denis Diderot (1713 - 1784) -- man of letters, philosopher and art critic, chief editor of the L'Encyclopedie, one of the principal works of the Age of Enlightenment.