Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 -1980) – was a French philosopher and was one of the key figures in the philosophy of existentialism and phenomenology. Sartre was also noted for his open relationship with prominent feminist and fellow existentialist philosopher and writer Simone de Beauvoir. They were a part of the struggle against the upcoming fascism in France (Vichy-Regime).
He opposed U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War and, along with Bertrand Russell and others, organized a tribunal intended to expose U.S. war crimes, which became known as the Russell Tribunal in 1967. Towards the end of his life, Sartre became an anarchist.
Margrit Kennedy (1939 – 2013) was an architect, an ecologist, a financial expert and a critic of the prevailing economic system. As a Professor she headed the department of “Technological Advancement and Resource Efficient Construction” at the University of Hannover’s architecture school.
American linguist, philosopher, Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and he is the author of more than 100 books.
Some of his books:
American Founding Father, author of the Declaration of Independence.
Miguel de Cervantes (1547 – 1616) – was perhaps the greatest Spanish writer.
His major work “Don Quixote” is considered as a classic of Western literature.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi) was a lawyer, author and pazifist who led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.
Audre G. Lorde – was a black writer, feminist, womanist, and civil rights activist.
Lorde was a professor of English at John Jay College of Criminal Justice from 1970–1981. There, she fought for the creation of a Black studies department. In 1984, Audre Lorde started a visiting professorship in Berlin Germany at the Free University of Berlin.
Some of her books:
Sándor Petőfi – Hungarian poet, writer, revolutionary and popular hero of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848 (“spiritual leader of the March Revolution”).
He fought for the Hungarian liberation from the Habsburg rule and oppression.