Will Durant – The Greatest Thinkers and Poets of All Time

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Presidential Medal of Freedom

Related image“A wise and witty compendium of the greatest thoughts, greatest minds, and greatest books of all.”

William James “Will” Durant was an American writer, historian, and philosopher. He is best known for The Story of Civilization, 11 volumes written in collaboration with his wife, Ariel Durant, and published between 1935 and 1975.

Will Durant won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1968 and The Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977.

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Will Durant’s Top 10 “Greatest” Thinkers

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1. Confucius

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2. Plato

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3. Aristotle

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4. Saint Thomas Aquinas

Copernicus

5. Copernicus

Francis Bacon

6. Sir Francis Bacon

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7. Sir Issac Newton

Voltaire

8. Voltaire

Immanual Kant

9. Immanuel Kant

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10. Charles Darwin

Will Durant’s Top Ten “Greatest” Poets

Homer

1. Homer

David

2. David

Euripedes

3. Euripides

Lucretius

4. Lucretius

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5. LI-PO

Dante

6. Dante

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7. William Shakespeare

John Keats

8. John Keats

Percy Bysshe Shelly

9. Percy Bysshe Shelly

Walt Whitman

10. Walt Whitman

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