Here’s some data from one of my favourite books, “Daily Rituals” by Mason Currey:

Name Profession Fun Quotes Most productive time Interesting habits Wake up time Born Died
W. H. Auden Author "Routine, in an intelligent man, is a sign of ambition" Morning Early morning 1907 1973
Francis Bacon Painter Morning Rereading cookbooks 1909 1992
Simone de Beauvoir "I'm always in a hurry to get going, though in general I dislike starting the day" Mid-day 1908 1986
Thomas Wolfe Late morning,Late night Wrote standing up, using the fridge as a desk 1900 1938
Patricia Highsmith Author "There is no real life, except in working, that is to say in the imagination" Morning Allegedly only ate bacon, fried eggs, and cereal. Would sometimes carry around 100 snails in her purse. 1921 1995
Federico Fellini Filmmaker "I love the very precious combination of work and of living-together that filmmaking offers" 6am 1920 1993
Ingmar Bergman Filmmaker "If I hadn't been at work all the time, I would have been a lunatic" Early afternoon,Morning Lunch is whipped sour milk, strawberry jam, and cornflakes 8am 1918 2007
Morton Feldman Composer "[...] after you write a little bit, stop and them copy it. Because while you're copying it, you're thinking about it, and it's giving you other ideas 6am 1926 1987
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Composer "Altogether, I have so much to do that often I do not know whether I am on my head or my heels" 6am 1756 1791
Ludwig van Beethoven Composer Early afternoon,Morning Dawn 1770 1827
Soren Kierkegaard Philosopher Drank coffee by filling a cup with sugar, and pouring coffee over it 1813 1855
Voltaire Author,Philosopher Sometimes worked from bed. Did not eat lunch. 1694 177
Benjamin Franklin Author,Inventor,Politician "Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time" 5am 1706 1790
Anthony Trollope Author Early morning Early morning 1815 1882
Jane Austen Author "Composition seems to me impossible with a head full of joints of mutton and doses of rhubarb" 1775 1817