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

Augustine Baker

Benedictine Mystic and Ascetic Writer

Jonah Barrington, Sir Jonah Barrington

Irish Lawyer, Judge and Politician

Orlando A. Battistam, fully Orlando Aloysius Battista, aka O.A. Battista

Canadian-American Chemist and Author

Richard Baxter

English Divine, Puritan Church Leader, Poet, Theologian, Hymn-Writer and Controversialist

J. Beaumont

English Religious Author

J.M. Barrie, fully Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet

Scottish Dramatist, Author, Novelist, best known as creator of Peter Pan

James Beattie

Scottish Poet

Subhadra Bhikshu, pen name for Friedrich Zimmermann

German Lay Buddhist, Author

Horatius Bonar

Scottish Clergy

Thomas Boston

Scottish Divine, Theologian and Philosopher

Barnett Brickner

American Rabbi

Aaron M. Brafman

Austrian-born American Rabbi, Leader of various Jewish Organizations

Bűchler Sándor or Alexander Bűchler

Hungarian Rabbi and Educator, died in Auschwitz

Richard Maurice Bucke, often called Maurice Bucke

Canadian Progressive Psychiatrist and Author, best known for book "Cosmic Consciousness"

John Caird

Scottish Divine and Theologian

Alice Cary

American Poet

Michelangelo, aka Michaelangelo Buonarroti, fully Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni NULL

Italian Renaissance Painter, Sculptor, Architect, Poet and Engineer

John Armstrong

Scottish Journalist and Poet

Francis Atterbury

English Bishop

Arthur Aughey

Author, Senior lecturer in the School of Economics and Politics at the University of Ulster

Simeon ben Azai, sometimes Ben Azai

Palestinian Rabbi, One of the Compilers of the Talmud who engaged in esoteric speculation

J. L. Balsford


Djuna Chappell Barnes

American Novelist, Short Story Writer

Auguste-Marseille Barthélemy

French Satirical Poet

Bernard Baruch, fully Bernard Mannes Baruch

American Businessman, Statesman, Advisor to U.S. Presidents

Romare Bearden, fully Romate Howard Bearden

American Artist, Collagist and Writer

Harry Blackmun, fully Harold "Harry" Andrew Blackmun

American Supreme Court Associate Justice, best known as the author of Roe v. Wade

George Dana Boardman "The Younger"

Burmese-born American Baptist Missionary and Clergyman, Founded Boardman Foundation in Christian Ethics

Edward Bonsenyor


Sarah T. Bolton, fully Sarah Tittle Barrett Bolton

American Poet best known for her poem, "Paddle Your Own Canoe"

Kenneth Boulding, fully Kenneth Ewart Boulding

British-American Economist, Educator, Peace Activist, Poet, Religious Mystic and devoted Quaker

Wernher von Braun, fully Wernher Magnus Maximilian, Freiherr von Braun

German-American Rocket Scientist, Aerospace Engineer, Space Architect and Developer of Rocket Technology

Michael Braver


Nicholas Breton (also Britton or Brittaine)

English Prose Writer, Poet and Novelist

Wilhelm Büchsel, fully Wilhelm Karl von Gotthilf Büchsel

German Vice-Admiral and Chief of Naval Staff of the Imperial Navy

Leo Burnett

American Advertising Executive, Founder of Leo Burnett Advertising Agency and Chicago School of Advertising

Charles Stuart Calverley

English Barrister, Writer, Poet, Wit

Joseph Butler

English Bishop

William Camden

English Antiquary, Historian, Topographer and Officer of Arms

Carrie Chapman Catt

American Feminist Leader

Benvenuto Cellini

Florentine Goldsmith Sculptor, Autobiographer

Richard Cecil

English Divine, Leading Evangelical Anglican

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, born Ferdinand Lewis "Lew" Alcinder, Jr.

American Basketball Player, Coach, Actor and Author. NBA all-time leading scorer

Henry Adams, aka Henry Brooks Adams

American Journalist, Historian, Academic and Novelist

David Abrahamsen

Norwegian Forensic Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst and Author

Aśvaghoṣa NULL

Indian Philosopher, Poet and Sanskrit Dramatist

Agnon Schmuel Yoseph Agnon, pseudonym of Samuel Joseph Czaczkes

Israeli Writer, Novelist, Shared Nobel Prize in Literature

Austonius, fully Decimus Magnus Ausonius

Latin Poet and Rhetorician

George Stuart Benson

Missionary to China, Founder and Principal of Canton Bible School, President Harding College, Chancellor Oklahoma Christian University

Philip S. Berg, originally Feivel Gruberger

American Rabbi, Dean of Research Center of Kabbalah and Author