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Circa 428 B.C.E.

Born circa 428 B.C.E., Plato was a student of Socrates and a teacher of Aristotle. Plato founded the Academy in Athens. It is one of the first institutions of higher learning in the Western world. He died in Athens circa 348 B.C.E.


Thomas More

1478 − 1535

Sir Thomas More was born in February 7 1478 in London. He is a humanist and a statesman. He was chancellor of England from 1529 to 1532. He is  famous for his fiction Utopia. He was beheaded for refusing to accept King Henry VIII as head of the Church of England.


Jonathan Swift

1667 – 1745

Jonathan Swift was an Irish author and satirist. He is best known for writing Gulliver's Travels.


Jack London

1876 − 1916

Jack London was an American novelist and short-story writer. His best-known works are The Call of the Wild (1903) and White Fang (1906). 


Aldous Huxley

1894 − 1963

Aldous Huxley was an English novelist and critic. He is best known for Brave New World (1932), a model of dystopian science fiction.


George Orwell

1903 − 1950

He was an English novelist, essayist, and critic. He is famous for his novels Animal Farm (1945) and Nineteen Eighty-four (1949).


Ray Bradbury


He was an American author. He wrote short stories and novels. His novel Farenheit 451 is famous, it is a dystopian novel written in 1953.


Margaret Atwood


She is a Canadian writer best known for The Handmaid's Tale. It is a dystopian fiction.