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Sir Thomas Malory (c. 1405-1471)
St. Catherine of Genoa (1447-1510)
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463-1494)
Nicolò Machiavelli (1469-1527)
Desiderius Erasmus (c. 1469-1536)
Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543)
Ludovico Ariosto (1474-1533)
Baldassare Castiglione (1478-1529)
Sir Thomas More (c. 1478-1535)
Martin Luther (1483-1546)
St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556)
François Rabelais (c. 1495-1553)
John Calvin (1509-1564)
St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)
Sir Thomas Hoby (1530-1566)
Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592)
William Gilbert (1540-1603)
St. John of the Cross (1542-1591)
Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)
(The Book of Common Prayer) (1549)
Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (1550-1604)
Edmund Spenser (1552-1599)
Richard Hooker (c. 1553-1600)
Jacobus Arminius (1560-1609)
Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
William Stanley, 6th Earl of Derby (c. 1561-1642)
Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593)
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Johannes Kepler (1571-1630)
John Donne (1572-1631)
William Harvey (1578-1657)
Miyamoto Musashi (c. 1584-1645)
Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679)
Izaak Walton (1593-1683)
Rene Descartes (1596-1650)

 

The authorship of the plays attributed to Shakespeare is disputed. The other leading candidates are:

Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (1550-1604)
William Stanley, 6th Earl of Derby (c. 1561-1642)
Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593)

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List of Works
[All's Well That Ends Well] [Antony and Cleopatra] [As You Like It] [The Comedy of Errors] [Coriolanus] [Cymbeline] [Hamlet] [King Henry IV, Part 1] [King Henry IV, Part 2] [King Henry V] [King Henry VI, Part 1] [King Henry VI, Part 2] [King Henry VI, Part 3] [King Henry VIII] [King John] [Julius Caesar] [King Lear] [Love's Labour's Lost] [Macbeth] [Measure For Measure] [The Merchant of Venice] [The Merry Wives of Windsor] [A Midsummer Night's Dream] [Much Ado About Nothing] [Othello] [Pericles] [King Richard II] [King Richard III] [Romeo and Juliet] [Sonnets] [The Taming of the Shrew] [The Tempest] [Timon of Athens] [Titus Andronicus] [Troilus and Cressida] [Twelfth Night; or, What You Will] [The Two Gentlemen of Verona] [The Winter's Tale] [Complete Works]


All's Well That Ends Well (1603) [GBWW,htr]
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The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra (1607) [GBF,GBWW,htr]
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As You Like It (1601) [gbf(50),GBWW,htr]
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The Comedy of Errors (1593) [GBWW,htr]
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The Tragedy of Coriolanus (1608) [GBWW,htr]
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Cymbeline, King of Britain (1609) [GBWW,htr]
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The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1604) [GBF,GBWW,GI,htr,HC]
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The First Part of King Henry the Fourth (1598) [GBWW,GI,htr]
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The Second Part of King Henry the Fourth (1598) [GBWW,GI,htr]
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The Life of King Henry the Fifth (1599) [GBWW,htr]
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The First Part of King Henry the Sixth (1592) [GBWW,htr]
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The Second Part of King Henry the Sixth (1591) [GBWW,htr]
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The Third Part of King Henry the Sixth (1591) [GBWW,htr]
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King Henry the Eighth (1611) [GBWW,htr]
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King John (1597) [GBWW,htr]
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar (1599) [gbf(50),GBWW,htr]
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The Tragedy of King Lear (1606) [GBF,GBWW,GI,htr,HC]
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Love's Labour's Lost (1595) [GBWW,htr]
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The Tragedy of Macbeth (1606) [GBWW,GI,htr,HC]
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Measure For Measure (1605) [GBWW,htr]
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The Merchant of Venice (1597) [GBWW,GI,htr]
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The Merry Wives of Windsor (1601) [GBWW,htr]
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A Midsummer Night's Dream (1596) [GBWW,htr]
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Much Ado About Nothing (1599) [GBWW,htr]
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The Tragedy of Othello, Moor of Venice (1605) [GBF,GBWW,GI,htr]
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Pericles, Prince of Tyre (1608) [GBWW,htr]
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King Richard the Second (1596) [GBWW,htr]
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King Richard the Third (1593) [GBWW,htr]
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The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet (1595) [GBWW,htr]
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Sonnets (1609) [gbf(50),GBWW,htr,HC]
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The Taming of the Shrew (1594) [GBWW,htr]
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The Tempest (1612) [GBF,GBWW,htr,HC]
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The Life of Timon of Athens (1608) [GBWW,htr]
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The Tragedy of Titus Andronicus (1594) [GBWW,htr]
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The History of Troilus and Cressida (1602) [GBWW,htr]
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Twelfth Night; or, What You Will (1602) [GBWW,htr]
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The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1595) [GBWW,htr]
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The Winter's Tale (1611) [GBWW,htr]
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Complete Works [GBF,gbf(50),GBWW,GI,htr,HC]
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    Available at Amazon.Com:
  • Leather Bound edition (Gramercy, 1990, 1248 pg.).
  • Hardcover edition (Penguin, 2006).
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