Daniel Defoe is born in 1660. He is an English novelist, pamphleteer, and journalist who wrote famous novels like Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders.
John Trumbull is born in 1756. He is an American painter, architect, and author, who fought in the Revolutionary War and painted several portraits of the conflict's events and participants.
Charles Dickens is born in 1812. He is an English novelist, extremely popular during the Victorian era. He wrote a lot of social novels about the harsh living conditions of workers in England like Oliver Twist or Bleak House.
John Steinbeck was born in 1902. He was an American novelist, who is best known for two novels: Of Mice and Men and The Grapes of Wrath. His work focused on the hardship of the Great Depression decade especially for migratory farmworkers. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962.
George Orwell is born in 1903. He is an English novelist, essayist, and critic famous for his novels Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four which are both socially engaged novels questioning political power.
James Baldwin is born in 1924. He is an American essayist, novelist, and playwright who wrote a lot on the subject of race in America, particularly in the late 1950s and early 1960s, in the United States.
Margaret Atwood is born in 1939. She is a Canadian writer best known for The Handmaid's Tale. It is a dystopian fiction.
Bob Dylan is born in 1941. He is an American folksinger who moved from folk to rock music in the 1960s. He is famous for the many protest songs he wrote about the 1960s and the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016.