John Wildman

Wildman was a Leveller and republican who served in the new Model Army and wrote a number of pamphlets advocating its cause: Case of the Army and Agreement of the People. He was an arch opponent of Cromwell and was imprisoned during the 1650s for his opposition.

Gouverneur Morris

Morris was a lawyer and diplomat during the American Revolution and early years of the Republic. He was supporter of a strong, centralised government which would be dominated by those well-born. He served as Minster to France 1792-94 and the diaries he kept of this period are a useful historical record of the time.

Geoffrey Chaucer

Chaucer was born in London and is often considered the father of English literature and the best English poet before Shakespeare. Chaucer spent his life at court, serving three successive English monarchs: Edward III (r. 1327-1377), Richard II (r. 1377-1399), and Henry IV (r. 1399-1413). In his official capacity Chaucer went on several diplomatic missions and in Italy was introduced to the works of Boccaccio, Dante, Petrarch, and Boethius, which influenced his own work in both form and content.

Alphabetical by Last Name

Thomas Kingsmill Abbott
H.B. Acton
John Emerich Edward Dalberg, Lord Acton
Charles Francis Adams
Henry Adams
John Adams
John Quincy Adams
Joseph Addison
Mortimer J. Adler
Thomas Ahnert
K Narayanaswami Aiyar
Armen A. Alchian
Jean Le Rond d’ Alembert
Rev. B.H. Alford
Maulvi Muhammed Ali
Syed Nawab Ali
William B. Allen
William R. Allen
William Talbot Allison
Richard Alm
Johannes Althusius
John Alvis
Rasmus B. Anderson
Terry L. Anderson
Charles M. Andrews
Saint Anselm
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Joyce Oldham Appleby
St. Thomas Aquinas
Arthur J. Arberry
David Armitage
Thomas Arnold
Sir William James Ashley
Robert Ashton
Anders Åslund
Saint Francis of Assisi
Edward Atkinson
Saint Augustine
Edward Aveling
Averroes (Ibn Rushd)
Manuel Ayau
National Anti-Corn Law League