- Date of birth: January 01, 1966
- Born: in New York City, NY, The United States.
- Description: Melissa Lane received her PhD in philosophy from Cambridge University, where she teaches the history of political thought and political philosophy in the history faculty. She is a fellow of King's College. Her books include Method and Politics in Plato's Statesman (Cambridge University Press, 1998) and Plato's Progeny: How Plato and Socrates Still Captivate the Modern Mind (Duckworth, 2001)