David Garrick (19 February, 1717 – 20 January, 1779) was a playwright, actor, producer, and theater manager from England.
Thomas Paine (29 January, 1736 – 8 June, 1809) was an American philosopher, writer, and political activist & theorist known for Common Sense (1776) and The American Crisis (1776–1783)
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.
Saki (18 December, 1870 – 14 November, 1916) was an English writer known for making fun of Edwardian society, as well as his macabre and roguish stories.
François-Auguste-René, vicomte de Chateaubriand (4 September, 1768 – 4 July, 1848) was a French author and diplomat, known as one of the first Romantic writes of his country.
Captain Frederick Marryat (10 July, 1792 – 9 August, 1848) was a Royal Navy officer, and a novelist who pioneered historical naval fiction.
G.K. Chesterton was an English writer, theologian, critic, and philosopher. Mr. Chesterton’s most famous creating is the priest-detective Father Brown.
At the time Winston Churchill became Prime Minister of England (1940), Hitler was already invading Holland, Belgium, and soon after France.
William Congreve (24 January, 1670 – 19 January, 1729) was a playwright and poet from England, who wrote clever, satirical comedies.
Heinrich Heine (13 December, 1797 – 17 February, 1856) was a German writer, critic and poet.