Alessandro Scarlatti (Palermo, 1660 – Naples, 1725) was an Italian Baroque composer especially famous for his operas and chamber cantatas. He is considered the founder of the Neapolitan school of opera. He was the father of two other composers, Domenico Scarlatti and Pietro Filippo Scarlatti. He is chiefly remembered for his operas, in which he established the form of the Italian overture.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) was a well-known author who lived in Baltimore while his wife was a patient at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He wrote The Great Gatsby, Tender is the Night, and several other popular novels.
Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 - November 28, 1859) was an American author and historian of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories, 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' and 'Rip Van Winkle'. Irving, along with Cooper, were the first Americans to gain acclaim in Europe and served as an encouragement to Hawthorne, Melville, Longfellow, and Poe.