There are some names which are more cool than others and as usual I have my favourites, given World History and Time, 4 names:
Thomas Aquinas (1225 - 1274)
Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)
Søren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)
Karl Popper (1902 - 1994)
Who else? Let me think about it and why don't you make your own list too? We can use a number of histories and other, such as the Nobel Prizes, all combined.
(I don't bother to make a negative list.)