(April 27, 1737 - January 16, 1794)
Edward Gibbon was an English historian and Member of Parliament. His most important work, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, was published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788. The Decline and Fall is known for the quality and irony of its prose, its use of primary sources, and its open criticism of organized religion.
Cyril Northcote Parkinson
(July 30, 1909 - March 9, 1993)
Cyril Northcote Parkinson was a British naval historian and author of some sixty books, the most famous of which was his bestseller Parkinson's Law, which led him to be also considered as an important scholar within the field of public administration.
(May 5, 1818 - March 14, 1883)
Karl Heinrich Marx was a German philosopher, economist, sociologist, historian, journalist, and revolutionary socialist. His ideas played a significant role in the development of social science and the socialist political movement. He published various books during his lifetime, with the most notable being The Communist Manifesto
(1848) and Capital
(1867–1894); some of his works were co-written with his friend and fellow German revolutionary socialist, Friedrich Engels.
, German philosopher
, revolutionary socialist
(April 19, 1483 - December 11, 1552)
Paolo Giovio was an Italian physician, historian and biographer, and prelate.
(June 14, 1798 - May 26, 1876)
František Palacký was a Czech historian and politician, the most influential person of the Czech National Revival, called "Father of the Nation".
(May 3, 1469 - June 21, 1527)
Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli was an Italian historian, diplomat, philosopher, humanist and writer based in Florence during the Renaissance. A founder of modern political science, he was a diplomat, political philosopher, playwright, and a civil servant of the Florentine Republic.