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  • Айзек Азимов

  • Андре Зигфрид

  • Albert Einstein

    Albert Einstein. 1879 – 1955. One of the most prominent physicists of the 20th century, the creator of the special and general theory of relativity, the winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics of 1921.

  • Аль-Бируни

  • Анри Пуанкаре

  • Alan Jay Perlis

    Alan Jay Perlis. 1922 – 1990. American computer scientist. The first recipient of the Turing Award.

  • Blaise Pascal

    Blaise Pascal. 1623 – 1662. French mathematician, physicist, philosopher, writer

  • Бальтасар Грасиан

  • Бернард Шоу

  • Bertrand Arthur William Russell

    Bertrand Arthur William Russell. 1872 – 1970. British philosopher, mathematician and public figure. Nobel Prize winner in literature.

  • Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle

    Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle. 1657 – 1757. French scholar and writer. A popularizer of science. Secretary of the French Academy.

  • Готфрид Вильгельм Лейбниц

  • Wilhelm Schwebel

    Wilhelm Schwebel. 1845 – 1891. German historian, publicist.

  • Вильгельм фон Гумбольдт

  • Galileo Galilei

    Galileo Galilei. 1564 – 1642. Italian physicist, theorist of mechanics, astronomer, mathematician, philosopher. Founder of experimental physics. Was the first to use a telescope to observe celestial bodies. “And yet it revolves” were not his words.

  • Гуго Штейнгауз

  • Grace Hopper

    Grace Hopper. 1906 — 1992. American scientist, computer programmer, and rear admiral of the United States Navy. She developed the first compiler for a computer programming language and advanced the concept of machine-independent programming languages. A United States Navy destroyer and a supercomputer are named after her.

  • Георг Риман

  • Гертруда Стайн

  • Georg Lichtenberg

  • Джонатан Свифт

  • Давид Гилберт

  • George Santayana

    George Santayana. 1863 – 1952. American philosopher and writer. He is known for the six-volume philosophical essay, The Life of Reason.

  • Евклид

  • Жан де Лабрюйер

  • Жак-Ив Кусто

  • Isaac Newton

    Sir Isaac Newton (January 4 1643 - March 31 1727) was an English mathematician, researcher of mechanics, physicist and astronomer. One of the creators of classical physics. He is the author of the fundamental work, De Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy) in which he outlined the law of world gravity and the three laws of mechanics that have become the basis of classical mechanics. He developed differential and integral calculus, color theory, laid the foundations of modern physical optics, and created many other mathematical and physical theories.

  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. 1749 – 1832. The great German novelist, poet, playwright and natural scientist.

  • Карл Вейерштрасс

  • Урхо Калева Кекконен

  • Марк Порций Катон Старший

  • Karl Heinrich Marx

    Karl Heinrich Marx. 1818 – 1883. German philosopher, sociologist, economist, poet and public figure. The founder of Marxism. The Author of the Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital.

  • Carl Gustav Jung

    Carl Gustav Jung. 1875 – 1961. Swiss psychiatrist. He is the founder of analytical psychology.

  • Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues

    Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues. 1715 – 1747. French philosopher and moralist. Known for his aphorisms.

  • Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov

    Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov (November 8 1711 - April 4 1765) was the first Russian natural scientist of world importance. An outstanding chemist and physicist, he made his name in science as the first chemist to give a definition of physical chemistry close to the modern one. Lomonosov’s molecular kinetic heat theory in many ways anticipated the modern idea of the structure of matter and many fundamental laws, including one of thermodynamics laws. An astronomer, instrument designer, geographer, metallurgist, geologist, the poet who laid the foundations of modern Russian literary language, artist, historian, student of genealogies, a supporter of the development of Russia education, science and economy. He developed a project of the Moscow University to be named after him later. He discovered that Venus had an atmosphere.

    A state advisor and a Professor of Chemistry (since 1745), a fellow of the St. Petersburg Imperial Academy of Sciences and honorary fellow of the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences.

  • Мейнард Кейнс

  • Морис Клайн

  • Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

    Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. The famous “enthroned philosopher,” his equestrian statue adorns the Roman Capitol.

  • Огастес де Морган

  • Пьер-Симон Лаплас

  • Роберт Орбен

  • Stephen Paul Jobs

    Stephen Paul “Steve” Jobs, better known as Steve Jobs. American engineer and entrepreneur. The designer of one of the world’s first personal computers to succeed in the market. He was the first to spot the commercial potential a computer operating system with a mouse-controlled graphical user interface – leading to the creation of one of the most popular Macintosh (Mac) series of personal computers. The founder of the Apple Corporation, serving as its head twice. The founder and the head of Pixar Film Studio. Thanks to Steve Jobs’ activities and ideas, the notions of “design,” “marketing” and “user-friendly” have become fundamental in the personal computer industry and modern gadgets.


  • Сергей Довлатов

  • Томас Карлейль

  • Уильям Хэзлитт

  • François VI, duc de La Rochefoucauld

    François VI, duc de La Rochefoucauld. 1613 – 1680. French duke and thinker.

  • Феликс Клейн

  • Эндрю Филдинг Хаксли

  • Хенрик Ягодзиньский

  • Хол Клемент

  • Шарль Эрмит

  • Эрнест Резерфорд

  • Дональд Эрвин Кнут

  • Ernest Renan

    Joseph Ernest Renan. 1823 – 1892. French writer, historian and philologist.

  • Эдвард Гиббон

  • Элиас Канетти


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