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Antisthenes (440 - 360) -- a student of Socrates, Antisthenes' philosophy of cynicism exerted an important influence on Diogenes
Honore de Balzac (1799 - 1850) -- influential author of an immense series of novels which attempted to give a realistic representation of French society in the 18th century
Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) -- storyteller and historical novelist
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646 - 1716) -- prominent rationalist philosopher who based his metaphysics on the existence of simple immaterial substances called monads
William Whewell (1794 - 1866) -- Cambridge philosopher of science