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Peter of Spain

(fl. 13th century AD),logician and physician, sometimes identified as Peter Juliani, Pope John XXI

Earliest work:Summulae Logicales: Summaries of Logic(c.1230–45)

Latest work:Summulae Logicales: Summaries of Logic(c.1230–45)

Petronius

(d. AD 66),writer

Earliest work:Satyricon(AD 66 or before)

Latest work:Satyricon(AD 66 or before)

Philips, Katherine

(1632 – 1664),poet

Earliest work:On the 3rd of September, 1651(1651)

Latest work:To his Grace Gilbert, Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, July 10, 1664(1664)

Pindar

(c.518 – c.438 BC),lyric poet

Earliest work:Pythian 10(498 BC)

Latest work:Pythian 8(446 BC)

Pinero, Arthur Wing

(1855 – 1934),playwright

Earliest work:The Magistrate(1885)

Latest work:Trelawny of the 'Wells'(1898)

Pius II

(1405 – 1464),pope 1458–64

Earliest work:Commentarii de Gestis Concilii Basiliensis: Commentaries on the Proceedings of the Council of Basle(1442/3)

Latest work:Commentarii de Gestis Concilii Basiliensis: Commentaries on the Proceedings of the Council of Basle(1442/3)

Plato

(428/7 – 347 BC),philosopher

Earliest work:unknown(c.399 BC)

Latest work:Laws(c.360–347 BC)

Plautus

(c.254 – 184 BC),comic dramatist

Earliest work:unknown(c.205 BC)

Latest work:unknown(before 184 BC)

Pliny the Elder

(AD 23/4 – 79),writer

Earliest work:Naturalis Historia(AD 79)

Latest work:Naturalis Historia(AD 79)

Pliny the Younger

(c.AD 61 – c.112),writer

Earliest work:Panegyricus(AD 100)

Latest work:Epistulae(AD 113)

Plutarch

(c.AD 46 – 120),biographer and philosopher

Earliest work:Caesar(c. 2nd century AD)

Latest work:Caesar(c. 2nd century AD)

Poetic Edda, The

(c.AD 880 – c.1350),collection of Old Norse anonymous poems

Earliest work:Hamðismál(c.AD 880–900)

Latest work:Grottasǫngr(c.1300–1350)

Pope, Alexander

(1688 – 1744),poet

Earliest work:To Wycherley (26 December)(1704)

Latest work:To Allen (7 May)(1744)

Prior, Matthew

(1664 – 1721),poet and diplomat

Earliest work:On the Marriage of George Prince of Denmark, and the Lady Anne(1683)

Latest work:To Jonathan Swift (25 April)(1721)

Proclus

(AD 412 – 485),philosopher

Earliest work:Commentary on Plato's Timaeus(5th century AD)

Latest work:Commentary on Plato's Timaeus(5th century AD)

Propertius

(50 – 16 BC),poet

Earliest work:Liber I(28 BC)

Latest work:Liber IV(16 BC)

Pugin, A. W. N.

(1812 – 1852),architect, writer, and designer

Earliest work:To Jane Elizabeth Gough, London, Thursday, 17 June 1830(1830)

Latest work:To John Rouse Bloxam London, Thursday, 26 February 1852?(1852)

Quintilian

(c.AD 35 – c.100),rhetorician

Earliest work:Institutio Oratoria(c.AD 95)

Latest work:Institutio Oratoria(c.AD 95)

Quintus Tullius Cicero

(c.102 – 43 BC),politician

Earliest work:Verses quoted in Ausonius(80–43 BC)

Latest work:Commentariolum Petitionis (attrib.)(65 BC–AD 100)

Ravaisson, Félix

(1813 – 1900),French philosopher

Earliest work:French Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century(1868)

Latest work:French Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century(1868)

Reginald of Durham

(d. c.1190),Benedictine monk and hagiographer

Earliest work:Libellus de Vita et Miraculis Sancti Godrici, Heremite de Finchale(1162 × 1181)

Latest work:Libellus de Vita et Miraculis Sancti Godrici, Heremite de Finchale(1162 × 1181)

Reid, Thomas

(1710 – 1796),natural and moral philosopher

Earliest work:Thomas Reid and [John Stewart] to ?(1737–8)

Latest work:To [John Bell] (28 June)(1796)

Richard fitz Nigel, Bishop of London

(c.1130 – 1198),administrator, writer, and bishop of London

Earliest work:Dialogus de Scaccario: The Dialogue of the Exchequer(c.1177–98)

Latest work:Dialogus de Scaccario: The Dialogue of the Exchequer(c.1177–98)

Richardson, Dorothy Miller

(1873 – 1957),novelist and journalist

Earliest work:Pilgrimage(1938)

Latest work:Pilgrimage(1938)

Robert de Torigni, Abbot of Mont-St-Michel

(c.1110 – 1186),chronicler and abbot of Mont-St-Michel

Earliest work:To Prior Gervais of Saint-Céneri(c.1151)

Latest work:Chronicle(1186)

Rodolfus Glaber

(c.AD 980 – 1046/7),monk and chronicler

Earliest work:Vita Domni Willelmi Abbatis: The Life of St William(c.1031–6)

Latest work:Historiarum: The Histories(c.1045–6)

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel

(1828 – 1882),painter and poet

Earliest work:To Maria Margaret Polidori (7 April)(1835)

Latest work:To Theodore Watts-Dunton (5 April)(1882)

Rossetti, William Michael

(1829 – 1919),art critic and literary editor

Earliest work:List of Immortals(1848)

Latest work:The Diary(1873)

Sallust

(86 – 35 BC),historian and politician

Earliest work:Bellum Catilinae(c.42/41 BC)

Latest work:Historiae(before 35 BC)

Salluste Du Bartas, Guillaume

(1544 – 1590),poet

Earliest work:The Divine Weeks and Works(1590)

Latest work:The Divine Weeks and Works(1590)

Savile, George, first marquess of Halifax

(1633 – 1695),politician and political writer

Earliest work:A Character of Dr. Burnet(1673)

Latest work:Miscellaneous Thoughts and Reflections(1694)

Saxo Grammaticus

(c.1160 – c.1220),historian, theologian and author

Earliest work:Gesta Danorum: The History of the Danes(c.1208–19)

Latest work:Gesta Danorum: The History of the Danes(c.1208–19)

Schopenhauer, Arthur

(1788 – 1860),philosopher

Earliest work:Weimar, Sonnet(1808)

Latest work:Power of Attraction(1857)

Scott, Walter

(1771 – 1832),poet and novelist

Earliest work:War Song, for the Edinburgh Cavalry Association(1803)

Latest work:Count Robert of Paris(1831)

Selder, Heinrich

(fl. 1365 – 1379),Astronomer

Earliest work:Tractatus de tempore dominice annunciationis, nativitatis et passionis(1371–1379)

Latest work:Tractatus de tempore dominice annunciationis, nativitatis et passionis(1371–1379)

Seneca

(after 4 BC – AD 65),philosopher, statesman, and dramatist

Earliest work:unknown(c.AD 35)

Latest work:unknown(before AD 65)

Shakespeare, William

(1564 – 1616),playwright and poet

Earliest work:The Reign of King Edward the Third(1588)

Latest work:Measure for Measure(1623)

Sharp, Robert

(1773 – 1843),diarist and schoolmaster

Earliest work:Robert Sharp and Ann Sharp to William Sharp (1 February)(1813)

Latest work:Diary(1837)

Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft

(1797 – 1851),writer

Earliest work:Journals(1814)

Latest work:Journals(1844)

Shelley, Percy Bysshe

(1792 – 1822),poet

Earliest work:To Miss Kate, Horsham(1803)

Latest work:To Jane Williams, Lerici(1822)

Shepherd, Mary

(1777 – 1847),philosopher

Earliest work:Essay on the Academical or Sceptical Philosophy(1827)

Latest work:Metaphysics(1832)

Sheridan, Richard Brinsley

(1751 – 1816),playwright and politician

Earliest work:To Richard Chamberlaine (2 March 1766)(1766)

Latest work:To George Canning (19 June 1816)(1816)

Sheridan, Thomas

(1687 – 1738),schoolmaster and Church of Ireland clergyman

Earliest work:The Intelligencer(1728)

Latest work:To Jonathan Swift (22 June)(1737)

Shirley, James

(bap.1596 – d.1666),playwright and poet

Earliest work:The Constant Maid(1636–7)

Latest work:The Politician(1638–9)

Sidney, Philip

(1554 – 1586),author and courtier

Earliest work:To Sir William Cecil (12 March)(1569)

Latest work:The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia(1586)

Sidney, Robert, first earl of Leicester

(1563 – 1626),courtier and poet

Earliest work:The Poems(1597)

Latest work:The Poems(1597)

Silius Italicus

(AD 28 – 103),poet

Earliest work:Punica(AD 102)

Latest work:Punica(AD 102)

Skelton, John

(c.1460 – 1529),poet

Earliest work:The Lament of the Soul of Edward IV(c.1483)

Latest work:From Collyn Clout (1–719; 888-1095; 1118–1269; Epilogue)(c.1521/2)

Smart, Christopher

(1722 – 1771),poet

Earliest work:Carmen CL. Alexandri Pope in S. Cæciliam Latine redditum(1756)

Latest work:V. The Buffoon and Country-Fellow(1764)

Smith, Adam

(bap.1723 – d.1790),moral philosopher and political economist

Earliest work:Of the External Senses(1739)

Latest work:To Thomas Cadell (25 May)(1790)