Alan Alexander Milne (A.A. Milne: 18 Jan 1882 – 31 Jan 1956) English, Author of Winnie-the Pooh, 1916. Best known for Teddy Bear books & various Children's Poems. Milne was Noted Writer/ Playwright, before Enormous Success of Pooh overshadowed all previous work. http://eohoppe.com/portraits/literary_artists.html
Anton Chekhov, 1860-1904, Russia. Key works: Platonov (1881); On the Harmful Effects of Tobacco (1886); Ivanov (1887); The Bear (The Boor) (1888); A Marriage Proposal (1888); The Wood Demon (1889); The Seagull (1896); Uncle Vanya (1899); Three Sisters (1901); The Cherry Orchard (1904).