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Sir Thomas Malory (c. 1405-1471)
St. Catherine of Genoa (1447-1510)
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463-1494)
Nicolò Machiavelli (1469-1527)
Desiderius Erasmus (c. 1469-1536)
Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543)
Ludovico Ariosto (1474-1533)
Baldassare Castiglione (1478-1529)
Sir Thomas More (c. 1478-1535)
Martin Luther (1483-1546)
St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556)
François Rabelais (c. 1495-1553)
John Calvin (1509-1564)
St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)
Sir Thomas Hoby (1530-1566)
Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592)
William Gilbert (1540-1603)
St. John of the Cross (1542-1591)
Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)
(The Book of Common Prayer) (1549)
Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (1550-1604)
Edmund Spenser (1552-1599)
Richard Hooker (c. 1553-1600)
Jacobus Arminius (1560-1609)
Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
William Stanley, 6th Earl of Derby (c. 1561-1642)
Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593)
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Johannes Kepler (1571-1630)
John Donne (1572-1631)
William Harvey (1578-1657)
Miyamoto Musashi (c. 1584-1645)
Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679)
Izaak Walton (1593-1683)
Rene Descartes (1596-1650)
Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592)

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Essays (1575) [GBF,GBWW,GI,HTR,HC]
See below for list of essays contained in the 21-essay excerpt at Eserver.org and Oregon State.
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List of Essays in 21-essay excerpted files:
  1. OF CUSTOM, AND THAT WE SHOULD NOT EASILY CHANGE A LAW RECEIVED
  2. OF THE EDUCATION OF CHILDREN
  3. THAT FORTUNE IS OFTENTIMES OBSERVED TO ACT BY THE RULES OF REASON
  4. OF CANNIBALS
  5. OF WAR-HORSES, OR DESTRIERS
  6. OF DEMOCRITUS AND HERACLITUS
  7. OF AGE
  8. OF DRUNKENNESS
  9. OF GLORY
  10. OF PRESUMPTION
  11. THAT WE TASTE NOTHING PURE
  12. OF THUMBS
  13. OF THE RESEMBLANCE OF CHILDREN TO THEIR FATHERS
  14. OF REPENTANCE
  15. UPON SOME VERSES OF VIRGIL
  16. OF COACHES
  17. THAT TO STUDY PHILOSOPHY IS TO LEARN TO DIE
  18. OF VANITY
  19. OF PHYSIOGNOMY
  20. OF THE FORCE OF IMAGINATION
  21. OF EXPERIENCE
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