Great Throughts Treasury

This site is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Alan William Smolowe who gave birth to the creation of this database.

Author Listing

Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington, Lady Blessington, born Margaret Power

Irish Novelist

Otto Blumenthal

German Mathematician and Professor at RWTH Aachen University

Paul Boese

American Businessman and Author

Elizabeth Bowen, Full name Elizabeth Dorothea Cole Bowen

Anglo-Irish Novelist, Short-Story Writer

John Buchan, Baron Tweedsmuir

English Author

Elizabeth Browning, fully Elizabeth Barrett Browning

English Poet, Wife of Robert Browning

V. W. Burrows


Zvi Hirsch Chajes

Galician Talmudic Scholar

Francis Ellington Abbot

Theologian, Unitarian Minister

Isaac Abravanel, fully Don Itshak ben Yehouda Abravanel

Rabbi, Statesman, Philosopher, Biblical Commentator and Financial Jew

William Taylor Adams, pseudonym Oliver Optic

American Author, Teacher, Politician, Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives

Thomas Adams

English Clergyman and Reputed Preacher, called "The Shakespeare of the Puritans" by Robert Southey

Joseph Alleine

English Puritan Nonconformist Pastor and Author of Religious Works

Eric Lewis, aka ELEW

American Jazz Pianist known for channeling "the raw emotion of alternative rock into fiery, take-no-prisoners jazz piano arrangements"

J. Ogden Armour, fully Jonathan Ogden Armour

American Meatpacking Magnate, President of Armour and Company

Joseph Marius von Babo

German Dramatist

Saul Bellow

Canadian-born American Novelist, Playwright, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature and National Medal of Arts

Léon Blum, fully André Léon Blum

French Statesman, Critic, three times Prime Minister of France

Pierre Claude Boiste, fully Pierre Claude Victor Boiste

French Lexicographer and Editor of the French Universal Dictionary

Hermann Boerhaave

Dutch Physician

Charles Victor de Bonstetten

Swiss Liberal Writer

William Blake

English Poet, Engraver, Painter, Visionary Mystic

Callimachus NULL

Greek Poet, Scholar

George Campbell

Scottish Divine,Presbyterian Minister, Enlightenment Philosopher, Theologian

Andrew Carnegie

Scottish-American Capitalist and Philanthropist

Louis-Aimé Martin

French Writer

Sandy Andron, born Alexander Andron

American Educator, Anti-Cult Activist, Rabbi, Education Consultant

Khajah Abdullah Ansari of Herat, Abu Ismaïl Abdullah ibn Abi-Mansour Mohammad or Khajah Abdullah Ansari of Herat

Persian Sufi Master, Known as the "Pious of Herat" and "Shaikhul Islam"

Antiphon NULL

Athenian Orator, Statesman

Amen-em-apt NULL


William Arthur

Welch Wesleyan Methodist Minister

Roy I. Bagley


Joseph L. Baron

Rabbi, Editor and Author

Rona Barrett born Rhona Bernstein, Mrs. William Trowbridge

American Gossip Columnist and Businesswoman, Runs Rona Barrett Foundation in support of senior citizens in need

Lord Acton, John Emerich Dalberg-Acton

English Liberal Historian, Moralist, Politician and Writer

Anderson M. Baten

Philosopher, Author

George Bancroft

American Historian and Statesman, U.S. Secretary of the Navy, Prominent in promoting Secondary Education

W. H. Auden, fully Wystan Hugh Auden

English-born American Poet, Essayist and Playwright

Isaac Barrow

English Polemical Author, Scholar, Mathematician and Christian Theologian

Francis Beaumont

English Playwright, Poet

Pierre de Bérulle

French Cardinal and Statesman, Mystic, Founder of the French School of Spirituality

Yitzchok Blauser, aka Reb Itzelle Peterburger

Known as “Reb Itzele Peterburger” Rabbi of St. Petersburg, Author

J. Allen Boone

Author about nonverbal communication with animals

Joseph Hayyim Brenner

American Intellectual who demanded an open-ended secular Hebrew identity

John Albert Broadus

American Clergy

Grant D. Brandon


Rupert Brooke

English Poet known for his idealistic war sonnets written during the First World War

Catherine II "Catherine the Great", born Sophie Friederike Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg NULL

Empress of Russia, Wife of Peter III

Pablo Casals, fully Pau Casals i Defilló

Spanish Cellist and Conductor

Robert Burns, aka Rabbie Burns, Scotland's favourite son, the Ploughman Poet, Robden of Solway Firth, the Bard of Ayrshire and in Scotland as simply The Bard

Scottish Poet and Lyricist, Pioneer of the Romantic Movement