Poets
Yanka Kupala

Yanka Kupala

Belarusian poet and writer
Pierre Corneille

Pierre Corneille

French tragedian
François Villon

François Villon

Mediæval French poet
Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borges

Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish language literature
J. Bernlef

J. Bernlef

Dutch writer
Dag Hammarskjöld

Dag Hammarskjöld

Swedish diplomat, economist, and author
Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen

Canadian poet and singer-songwriter
Osama bin Laden

Osama bin Laden

Founder of al-Qaeda
Virgil

Virgil

Ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period
Robert Brasillach

Robert Brasillach

French author and journalist
José Rizal

José Rizal

National hero of the Philippines
Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner

German composer, conductor
Louis Aragon

Louis Aragon

French poet, novelist and editor
Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson

American poet
Comtessa de Dia

Comtessa de Dia

Female troubadours
Herman Melville

Herman Melville

American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet
Blondel de Nesle

Blondel de Nesle

French trouvère
Jean Bodel

Jean Bodel

Old French poet
Walter of Châtillon

Walter of Châtillon

12th-century French writer and theologian
Hugh Primas

Hugh Primas

Latin lyric poet
William IX, Duke of Aquitaine

William IX, Duke of Aquitaine

Duke of Aquitaine and Gascony and Count of Poitou
Maria de Ventadorn

Maria de Ventadorn

Patron of troubadour poetry