Francis Bacon (22 January, 1561 – 9 April, 1626*+), 1st Viscount St Alban, Kt PC QC, also known as Lord Verulam, best known for promotion of the scientific method, was an English philosopher and statesman serving during his lifetime as Attorney General and as Lord Chancellor of England.
George Herbert (3 April, 1593 – 1 March, 1633) was an English priest, orator, and poet. His poems are associated with the writings of metaphysical poets.
R.P. Blackmur (21 January, 1904 – 2 February, 1965) was one of America’s foremost critics of literature, and a distinguished professor in Princeton University.
C.S. Lewis (29, November 1898 – 22, November 1963) was an Irish writer and academic, mostly known for his book The Screwtape Letters and The Chronicles of Narni
James Russell Lowell (22 February, 1819 – 12 August, 1891) was an American editor, critic, poet, lawyer, and diplomat, born in Cambridge MA