Daphne du Maurier 13 May 1907 – 19 April was a British author and playwright. Many of her works have been adapted into films, including the novels Rebecca (which won the Best Picture Oscar in and Jamaica Inn and the short stories The Birds and
Dmitri Mendeleev - Russian chemist and inventor. He is credited as being the creator of the first version of the periodic table of elements. Using the table, he predicted the properties of elements yet to be discovered.
Jules Verne A pioneer of the science-fiction genre, Jules Verne's century novels foretold of submarines, airplanes, skyscrapers and space travel, inspiring countless readers and scientists to dream of what the future may hold.
Scott Fitzgerald was born Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on September in St. His namesake (and second cousin three times removed on his father's side) was Francis Scott Key, who wrote the lyrics to the "Star-Spangled Banner.
Oscar Wilde by Napoleon Sarony, Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early