Ordered by name. Order by date of birth
H.H. Munro (1870 - 1916) -- British writer, pseudonym Saki.
Les Murray (1938 - 0) -- Les Murray - Australia's leading living poet.
Vladimir Nabokov (1899 - 1977) -- Russian-American author, translator, lepidopterist whose linguistic faculty has been compared to that of James Joyce.
Edith Nesbit (1858 - 1924) -- British writer, primarily of children's books.
Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727) -- a brilliant mathematician and physicist, Newton was also interested in theology and alchemy.
of Autrecourt Nicholas (1300 - 1300) -- a teacher in Paris, Nicholas' lectures anticipate some aspects of Hume's philosophy.
of Cusa Nicholas (1401 - 1464) -- active in the Church and later a cardinal, Nicholas is remembered in philosophy for his teaching on the unknowability of God.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844 - 1900) -- German philosopher and poet whose wide-ranging theories of morality and human behaviour have been some of the most influential of the past centuries.
Frank Norris (1870 - 1902) -- American novelist.
William Ockham (1285 - 1347) -- English Franciscan philosopher who argued in favour of nominalism.
Baroness Emmuska Orczy (1865 - 1947) -- writer of detective stories and follower of Sherlock Holmes.
George Orwell (1903 - 1950) -- an advocate of democratic socialism, Orwell's social allegories are some of the most powerful critiques of totalitarian societies.
Ouida (1839 - 1908) -- English author, pseudonym of Marie Louise de la Ramee.
Ovid (43 - 17) -- Roman poet whose often frivolous verse has never ceased to be entertaining and inspiriational..
Wilfred Owen (1893 - 1918) -- great British anti-war poet of the First World War..
Thomas Nelson Page (1853 - 1922) -- American author who was also a diplomat.
Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809) -- a British visitor to America, Paine argued that the state has positive duties to its citizens.
Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967) -- Playwright, poetess remembered for her wit..
Gilbert Parker (1862 - 1932) -- Canadian-born author and politician.
Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662) -- prominent as a physicist and mathematician, Pascal is remembered in philosophy for his writings on human nature and theology.
Walter Pater (1839 - 1894) -- British critic and essayist, who influenced Wilde and the Aesthetic movement generally.
Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson (1864 - 1941) -- one of the best known figures of Australian literature, Banjo Paterson wrote many well-remembered poems and stories.
Charles Sanders Peirce (1839 - 1914) -- American philosopher and founder of pragmatism.
Philo (300 - 300) -- Alexandrian philosopher.
Sylvia Plath (1932 - 1963) -- American poet and novelist.