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In Italy he is known as the Supreme Poet.
The Father of Humanism, he is often given credit for starting the 14th century Renaissance.
Known for his realistic dialogue, this Renaissance author wrote about the Bobonic Plague.
This authors most famous poem stops in the middle of the story, the narrator tells us its because French troops are invading Italy.
His best known work is a continuation of another authors work, except in his version they do not live happily ever after.
Thanks to the shady characters in his works, this authors last name is now associated with cunning and underhandedness.
Famous for his artistic abilities, specifically Mannerism, this author wrote one book, an autobiography.
This author spent twenty-seven years in prison, and when Galileo first went to trial, this author defended him.
Wrote what is considered to be the first European novel.
A playwright during the Spanish Golden Age, this author was also a soldier, and a Roman Catholic Priest.
The Father of English Literature, he was the first poet to be buried in Poet's Corner.
What we know about this author comes from the prayers written about him detailing him as a 'knight prisoner.'
Tried for Treason and beheaded in 1535, this author was then deemed a Martyr by Pope Pius XI four hundred years later.
He defended poetry.
Queen Elizabeth I loved this author's poem so much, she gave him a pension of fifty pounds a year.
The foremost Elizabethan tragedian of his day, unfortunately he was stabbed to death on May 30, 1593.
The Greatest English Elizabethan Pamphleteer.
He wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets.
The first of the Metaphysical Poets.
Widely regarded as the second most important English playwright after Shakespeare.
Served as both the Attorney General and Lord Chancellor for England he also invented the Scientific Method.
This authors most famous work is a medical textbook concerning Melancholy.
Influenced by the scientific revolution, this author's most well known work translates to 'The Religion of a Doctor.'
A philosopher who created the Social Contract Theory.
'Gather ye rosebuds while ye may.'
A friend of John Milton, this Metaphysical Poet sat in the House of Commons.
Not to be confused with the one who directed 'Grapes of Wrath.'
Overshadowed by Shakespeare, this Jacobean dramatist wrote two masterpieces during his lifetime, the first was about the purity of good people.
His magnum opus is about fishing.
He invented the word pandemonium.
Although he tried to complete a full list of English place-names, this author instead went on to study Astronomy and Mathematics.
'What medicine else can cure the fits of lovers when they lose their wits?'
Such a literary force during Restoration England, that the time period would later be named after him.
Became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, and was a master of both Horatian and Juvenalian.
The second most quoted writer of all time according to 'The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations.'
A member of the Scriblerus Club, this author made Captain Macbeth a household name.
According to Harold Bloom, this author wrote the greatest biography ever published in the English language.
For 150 years his dictionary was the accepted standard.
He wrote 'The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.'
Now viewed as the philosophical founder of conservatism.
The phrase 'goody two shoes,' is thought to have originated from him.
A long time owner of the London Theatre Royal, he too is burried at Poet's Corner.
One of the forerunners to Romantic Poetry, this author spent most his time writing about everyday life and the English countryside.
He wrote more than 500 novels, but his most famous one is about a man stranded on a deserted island.
Penned the fourth longest book in the English language.
Told us the history of Tom Jones.
Primarily known for his Picaresque novels, this author served as an inspiration for both Charles Dickens and George Orwell.
Known for writing memoirs this writer died of Tuberculous in 1768, his body was stolen shortly thereafter.
Jane Austen read this authors first novel, and later named her magnum opus after the final pages of it.
This French philosophers most famous work translates to Attempts, or Trials.
This French Humanist was a Monk, and is thought to be one of the creators of modern European writing.
She was a Princess, a Queen, a Duchess and some call her 'the first modern woman.'
Flaubert said that prior to Hugo, this author was the only one who was able to understand and master the texture of the French language.
A French playwright, better known by his stage name, considered to be one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature.
'It is not certain that everything is uncertain.'
A member of the Jacobin Club, this person wrote a one act opera containing a song which was later remade by Beethoven.
He is often wrongly associated with this quote 'I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.'
Known by some as the Crowning Glory of the Christian Humanists.
He discovered the homologous nature of leaf organs in plants.
This author took part in two literary movements, this first was the Strum und Drang and the second being Weimar Classicism. Also, he was good friends with Goethe.

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