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Lyly, John

(1554 – 1606),writer and playwright

Earliest work:A Warning for Wooers(1584)

Latest work:The Song at Theobalds(1606)

Macpherson, James

(1736 – 1796),writer

Earliest work:Fragments of Ancient Poetry(1760)

Latest work:Preface to The Poems of Ossian(1773)

Malebranche, Nicolas

(1638 – 1715),Cartesian philosopher

Earliest work:Treatise on Nature and Grace(1681)

Latest work:Treatise on Nature and Grace(1681)

Mandeville, Bernard

(bap.1670 – d.1733),physician and political philosopher

Earliest work:The Grumbling Hive: or, Knaves turn'd Honest(1705)

Latest work:The Fable of the Bees. Part II(1729)

Manning, Henry Edward

(1808 – 1892),Roman Catholic convert and cardinal-archbishop of Westminster

Earliest work:To William Ewart Gladstone (9 August)(1833)

Latest work:To William Ewart Gladstone (26 November)(1891)

Marcus Aurelius

(AD 121 – 180),Emperor and writer

Earliest work:Marcus to Fronto(AD 139–150)

Latest work:Meditations(AD 180)

Marlowe, Christopher

(bap.1564 – d.1593),playwright and poet

Earliest work:All Ovid's Elegies(1582)

Latest work:Hero and Leander(1593)

Marmion, Shackerley

(1603 – 1639),playwright and poet

Earliest work:The Legend of Cupid and Psyche(1637)

Latest work:The Legend of Cupid and Psyche(1637)

Martial

(AD 40 – 101),poet

Earliest work:Liber Spectaculorum(80)

Latest work:Epigrammatum Liber XII(101)

Martineau, Harriet

(1802 – 1876),writer and journalist

Earliest work:To the Revd Dr Lant Carpenter (24 July)(1819)

Latest work:To Isabella Spring Brown (25 December)(1874)

Marvell, Andrew

(1621 – 1678),poet and politician

Earliest work:To his Noble Friend Mr. Richard Lovelace, upon his Poems(1649)

Latest work:Miscellaneous Letters(1678)

Massinger, Philip

(1583 – 1640),playwright

Earliest work:The Copy of a Letter(1615–20)

Latest work:The Bashful Lover(1636)

Maynwaring, Arthur

(1668 – 1712),politician and author

Earliest work:To the Duchess of Marlborough (6 December)(1708)

Latest work:The Medley, No. 38(1711)

Melville, Herman

(1819 – 1891),novelist and poet

Earliest work:To Unknown on or before 11 October 1828 · New York(1828)

Latest work:Timoleon Etc.(1891)

Menander

(344/3 – 292/1 BC),comic dramatist

Earliest work:unknown(c.325–291 BC)

Latest work:unknown(c.325–291 BC)

Meredith, George

(1828 – 1909),novelist and poet

Earliest work:To R. M. Hill (1 Jan)(1844)

Latest work:To Ella Hepworth Dixon (13 May)(1909)

Middleton, Thomas

(bap.1580 – d.1627),playwright

Earliest work:The Penniless Parliament of Threadbare Poets(1591)

Latest work:The Triumphs of Health and Prosperity(1626)

Milton, John

(1608 – 1674),poet and polemicist

Earliest work:Poems, etc upon Several Occasions(1645)

Latest work:Samson Agonistes(1671)

Montagu, Mary Wortley

(bap.1689 – d.1762),writer

Earliest work:Julia to Ovid(1701)

Latest work:To Lady Frances Steuart 2 July(1762)

More, Henry

(1614 – 1687),philosopher, poet, and theologian

Earliest work:To Anne Finch (21 February)(1650)

Latest work:The Will of Henry More(1686)