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Historical Authors

Famous classic authors that are specifically known for their writings of fiction or non-fiction of any form
1 Alexandre DUMAS

Alexandre DUMAS

A French author best known for The Three Musketeers (1844) and The Count of the Monte Cristo (1845).

2 Ango SAKAGUCHI

Ango SAKAGUCHI

A Japanese essayist and short story writer.

3 Antoine DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY

Antoine DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY

4 Bashou MATSUO

Bashou MATSUO

5 Bram STOKER

Bram STOKER

6 C. S. LEWIS

C. S. LEWIS

He is a British author best known for The Screwtape Letters (1942), The Chronicles of Narnia (1950), and The Space Trilogy (1938). An author of fiction with Christian undertones.

7 Carl VON CLAUSEWITZ

Carl VON CLAUSEWITZ

8 Charles DARWIN

Charles DARWIN

9 Charles DICKENS

Charles DICKENS

An English writer best known for various works including A Christmas Carol (1843), Oliver Twist (1838) and David Copperfield (1850). His works were commonly social criticisms. 

10 Charlotte BRONTE

Charlotte BRONTE

An English author known best for Jane Eyre (1847) and Vilette (1853) who wrote about the female condition and what it means to be feminine. 

11 Confucius

Confucius

12 Dante ALIGHIERI

Dante ALIGHIERI

13 Edgar Allen POE

Edgar Allen POE

14 Eleanor H. PORTER

Eleanor H. PORTER

An American author of Pollyanna (1913) and Just David (1916). She was mainly a children's book author

15 Ernest THOMPSON SETON

Ernest THOMPSON SETON

16 F. Scott FITZGERALD

F. Scott FITZGERALD

17 Frances HOGSON BURNETT

Frances HOGSON BURNETT

18 Franz KAFKA

Franz KAFKA

19 Friedrich Wilhelm NIETZSCHE

Friedrich Wilhelm NIETZSCHE

20 Fujiwara no Teika

Fujiwara no Teika

21 Fyodor DOSTOEVSKY

Fyodor DOSTOEVSKY

A Russian author exploring human psychology as well as existentialism. Known for Crime and Punishment (1866), The Idiot (1869), Demons (1872), and The Brothers Karamazov (1880)

22 H. G. WELLS

H. G. WELLS

23 Herman MELVILLE

Herman MELVILLE

24 Hirosuke HAMADA

Hirosuke HAMADA

A Japanese author best known for The Red Ogre Who Cried (泣いた赤鬼, 1933), 椋鳥の夢 and 竜の目の涙

25 Homer

Homer

26 Immanuel KANT

Immanuel KANT

27 Inazo NITOBE

Inazo NITOBE

28 James JOYCE

James JOYCE

29 Jane AUSTEN

Jane AUSTEN

30 Jean-Henri FABRE

Jean-Henri FABRE

31 Jean-Jacques ROUSSEAU

Jean-Jacques ROUSSEAU

32 Johanna SPYRI

Johanna SPYRI

Swiss novelist best known for Heidi (1881). Namely she is a children's story author.

33 Johann Peter ECKERMANN

Johann Peter ECKERMANN

34 Johann Wolfgang VON GOETHE

Johann Wolfgang VON GOETHE

A German writer best known for Faust (1808) and The Sorrows of Young Werther (1774).

35 John Stuart MILL

John Stuart MILL

36 Jules MICHELET

Jules MICHELET

Author of Histoire de France (1855). A French historian and a strong anti-clerical republican

37 Jules VERNE

Jules VERNE

Known for Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1872). A popular French surrealist and sci-fi author

38 Kakuzou OKAKURA

Kakuzou OKAKURA

39 Karl MARX

Karl MARX

A German/Prussian political ideologist that co-wrote the Communist Manifesto (1848) and wrote Das Kapital (1867). He pionneered Communism as a political ideology.

40 Kenji MIYAZAWA

Kenji MIYAZAWA

41 Kyuusaku YUMENO

Kyuusaku YUMENO

42 Leo TOLSTOY

Leo TOLSTOY

A Russian author best known for War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1878). He is considered one of the greatest authors, particularly of realist fiction.

43 Lucy Maud MONTGOMERY

Lucy Maud MONTGOMERY

Best known for Anne of Green Gables (1908). A Canadian author of children's fiction.

44 Luo Guanzhong

Luo Guanzhong

45 Lu Xun

Lu Xun

46 Marcel PROUST

Marcel PROUST

47 Mark TWAIN

Mark TWAIN

48 Mary NORTON

Mary NORTON

49 Mary SHELLEY

Mary SHELLEY

An English author best known for Frankenstein (1818). She wrote various short stories.

50 Maurice LEBLANC

Maurice LEBLANC

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