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8 August 1588

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1642 - 1651

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1649 - 1660

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28 November 1660

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1665 - 1666

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2 September 1666 - 5 september 1666

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1789 - 1799

The 100 Days of Napoleon

20 march 1815 - 8 july 1815

World War I

28 July 1914 - 11 November 1918

Russian Revolution

8 March 1917 - 8 November 1917

Irish Civil War

28 June 1922 - 24 May 1953

World War II

1 September 1939 - 2 September 1945

Monarchs

Henry VIII

1509 - 1547

Edward VI

1547 - 1553

Mary 1

1553 - 1558

'Bloody Mary'

Elizabeth I

1558 - 1603

James I

1603 - 1625

Charles II

29 May 1660 - 6 February 1685

Victoria

20 June 1837 - 22 January 1901

Edward VII

22 January 1901 - 6 May 1910

George V

6 May 1910 - 20 January 1936

Edward VIII

20 January 1936 - 11 December 1936

George VI

11 December 1936 - 6 February 1952

Elizabeth II

5 February 1952 - Present

Authors

Homer

850 BC - 800 BC

Virgil

70 BC - 19 BC

Ovid

43 BC - 18 AD

Beowulf Poet

700 - 750

Dante

1265 - 1321

Gower

1330 - October 1408

Langland

1332 - 1386

Chaucer

1343 - 25 October 1400

Pearl Poet

1350 - 1400

da Vinci

15 april 1452 - 2 may 1519

More

7 February 1478 - 6 July 1535

Castiglione

6 december 1478 - 2 february 1529

Tyndale

1494 - 6 October 1536

Spenser

1552 - 13 January 1599

Florio

1553 - 1625

Raleigh

1554 - 29 October 1618

Sidney

30 November 1554 - 17 October 1586

Kyd

6 November 1558 - 15 August 1594

Marlowe

26 February 1564 - 30 May 1593

Shakespeare

26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616

Donne

24 January 1572 - 31 March 1631

Jonson

11 June 1572 - 6 August 1637

Burton

8 February 1577 - 25 January 1640

Dryden

9 august 1631 - 1 may 1700

Rochester

1 April 1647 - 26 July 1680

Defoe

1660 - 24 April 1731

Pepys (Diary)

1 January 1660 - 31 May 1669

Swift

30 November 1667 - 19 october 1745

Steele

12 march 1672 - 1 september 1729

Addison

1 may 1672 - 17 june 1719

Pope

21 May 1688 - 30 May 1744

Richardson

19 August 1689 - 4 July 1761

1740 Pamela
1748 Clarissa

Fielding

22 April 1707 - 8 October 1754

Johnson

18 September 1709 - 13 December 1784

Sterne

24 November 1713 - 18 March 1768

Gray

26 december 1716 - 30 july 1771

Walpole

24 september 1717 - 2 march 1797

Akenside

9 november 1721 - 23 june 1770

Collins

25 december 1721 - 12 june 1759

Cowper

26 november 1731 - 25 april 1800

de Sade

2 June 1740 - 2 December 1814

Goethe

28 august 1749 - 22 march 1832

Sheridan

30 October 1751 - 7 July 1816

Wordsworth

7 April 1770 - 23 April 1850

Coleridge

21 October 1772 - 25 July 1834

Austen

16 December 1775 - 18 July 1817

Byron

22 January 1788 - 19 April 1824

Percy Shelley

4 August 1792 - 8 July 1822

Keats

31 October 1795 - 23 February 1821

Mary Shelley

30 August 1797 - 1 February 1851

Balzac

20 May 1799 - 18 August 1850

Hugo

26 february 1802 - 22 may 1885

Poe

19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849

Tennyson

6 August 1809 - 6 October 1892

Dickens

7 February 1812 - 9 June 1870

Browning

7 May 1812 - 12 December 1889

Lear

12 May 1812 - 29 January 1888

Whitman

31 may 1819 - 26 march 1892

George Eliot

22 November 1819 - 22 December 1880

Baudelaire

9 April 1821 - 31 august 1867

Dostoevsky

11 November 1821 - 9 February 1881

Flaubert

12 December 1821 - 8 May 1880

Dante Rossetti

12 May 1828 - 9 April 1882

Tolstoy

9 September 1828 - 20 November 1910

Christina Rossetti

5 December 1830 - 29 December 1894

Carroll

27 January 1832 - 14 January 1898

Zola

2 April 1840 - 29 September 1902

Hardy

2 June 1840 - 11 January 1928

Mallarme

18 March 1842 - 9 September 1898

Bierce

24 June 1842 - 26 December 1913

Henry James

15 April 1843 - 28 February 1916

Wilde

16 October 1854 - 30 November 1900

Conrad

3 december 1857 - 3 august 1924

Conan Doyle

22 May 1859 - 7 july 1930

Yeats

13 June 1865 - 28 January 1939

Proust

10 July 1871 - 18 November 1922

Frost

26 March 1874 - 29 January 1963

Crowley

12 October 1875 - 1 December 1947

Stevens

2 October 1879 - 2 August 1955

Woolf

25 January 1882 - 28 March 1941

Joyce

2 February 1882 - 13 January 1941

Kafka

3 July 1883 - 3 June 1924

Lawrence

11 September 1885 - 2 March 1930

Pound

30 October 1885 - 1 November 1972

T. S. Eliot

26 September 1888 - 4 January 1965

Christie

15 september 1890 - 12 january 1976

Borges

24 August 1899 - 14 June 1986

Orwell

25 June 1903 - 21 january 1950

Greene

2 october 1904 - 3 april 1991

Beckett

13 April 1906 - 22 December 1989

Auden

21 February 1907 - 29 September 1973

Golding

19 september 1911 - 19 june 1993

Burroughs

February 5 1914 - 2 August 1997

Kerouac

21 March 1922 - 21 october 1969

Robbe-Grillet

18 August 1922 - 18 February 2008

Vonnegut

11 November 1922 - 11 April 2007

Ginsberg

3 June 1926 - 5 April 1997

Marquez

6 March 1927 - Present

Barth

27 May 1930 - Present

Hughes

17 August 1930 - 28 October 1998

Pinter

10 October 1930 - 24 December 2008

Hill

18 June 1932 - Present

Plath

October 27, 1932 - February 11, 1963

Carter

7 May 1940 - 16 February 1992

Dylan

24 May 1941 - Present

Barnes

19 January 1946 - Present

Rushdie

19 June 1947 - Present Day

King

21 September 1947 - Present

Hollinghurst

26 May 1954 - Present

Foster Wallace

February 21, 1962 - 12 September 2008

Riddley Walker

1980

Culshaw

20 June 1992 - Present

Composers

Taverner

1490 - 18 October 1545

Tallis

1505 - 23 November 1585

Byrd

1540 - 4 July 1623

Dowland

1563 - 20 february 1626

Buxtehude

1637 - 9 may 1707

Handel

23 February 1685 - 14 April 1759

J. S. Bach

31 March 1685 - 28 July 1750

Haydn

31 March 1732 - 31 May 1809

Mozart

27 January 1756 - 5 December 1791

Beethoven

17 December 1770 - 26 March 1827

Schubert

31 January 1797 - 19 November 1828

Mendelssohn

3 February 1809 - 4 November 1847

Chopin

1 March 1810 - 17 October 1849

Schumann

8 June 1810 - 29 July 1856

Liszt

22 October 1811 - 31 July 1886

Wagner

22 May 1813 - 13 February 1883

Verdi

10 October 1813 - 27 January 1901

Tchaikovsky

7 May 1840 - 6 November 1893

Faure

12 may 1845 - 4 november 1924

Mahler

7 July 1860 - 18 May 1911

Vaughan Williams

12 october 1872 - 26 august 1958

Rachmaninoff

1 April 1873 - 28 March 1943

Stravinsky

17 June 1882 - 6 April 1971

Butterworth

12 July 1885 - 5 august 1916

Howells

17 October 1892 - 23 February 1983

Weill

2 march 1900 - 3 april 1950

Finzi

14 july 1901 - 27 september 1956

Shostakovich

25 September 1906 - 9 August 1975

Messiaen

10 december 1908 - 27 april 1992

Britten

22 november 1913 - 4 december 1976

Stockhausen

22 August 1928 - 5 December 2007

Glass

31 january 1937 - Present

Taverner

28 January 1944 - Present

Waits

7 December 1949 - Present

Greenwood

5 november 1971 - Present

Philosophers

Pythagoras

570 BC - 495 BC

Socrates

469 BC - 399 BC

Plato

424 BC - 347 BC

Aristotle

384 BC - 322 BC

St. Augustine

13 november 354 - 28 august 430

Aquinas

1225 - 7 march 1274

Erasmus

28 October 1466 - 12 July 1536

Machiavelli

3 May 1469 - 21 June 1527

Luther

10 november 1483 - 18 february 1546

Nostradamus

14 december 1503 - 2 july 1566

Calvin

10 july 1509 - 27 may 1564

Bacon

22 january 1561 - 9 april 1626

Galileo

15 february 1564 - 8 january 1642

Hobbes

5 april 1588 - 4 december 1679

Descartes

31 march 1596 - 11 february 1650

Locke

29 august 1632 - 28 october 1704

Spinoza

24 november 1632 - 21 february 1677

Leibniz

1 july 1646 - 14 november 1716

Vico

23 June 1668 - 23 January 1744

Berkeley

12 march 1685 - 14 january 1753

Hume

7 may 1711 - 25 august 1776

Rousseau

28 june 1712 - 2 july 1778

Kant

22 April 1724 - 12 February 1804

Hegel

27 august 1770 - 14 november 1831

Schopenhauer

22 February 1788 - 21 September 1860

Marx

5 may 1818 - 14 march 1883

Nietzsche

October 15, 1844 - August 25, 1900

Freud

6 May 1856 - 23 September 1939

On The Origin of Species

24 November 1859

Jung

26 July 1875 - 6 June 1961

Wittgenstein

26 April 1889 - 29 April 1951

Lacan

13 April 1901 - 9 september 1981

Sartre

21 June 1905 - 15 April 1980

Camus

7 November 1913 - 4 January 1960

Barthes

12 November 1915 - 26 March 1980

de Man

6 December 1919 - 21 December 1983

Foucault

15 October 1926 - 25 June 1984

Derrida

15 July 1930 - 9 October 2004

Zizek

21 march 1949 - present day