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1605-01-13 Controversial play "Eastward Hoe" by Ben Jonson, George Chapman, and John Marston is performed, landing two of the authors in prison.

Playwright and Poet Ben Jonson
Playwright and Poet
Ben Jonson
  • 1774-02-22 British House of Lords rules authors do not have perpetual copyright
  • 1774-08-01 Joseph Priestley, English theologian, chemist and author discovers oxygen
  • 1798-11-27 Rabbi Shneur Zalman, author (Tanya), released from St Petersburg jail

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1828-04-14 First American Dictionary: its author Noah Webster registers its copyright for publication

Lexicographer Noah Webster
Lexicographer
Noah Webster

AgreementTreaty of Waitangi

1840-01-29 First Governor of New Zealand and co-author of the Treaty of Waitangi Captain William Hobson arrives in the Bay of Islands, NZ

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1849-10-03 American author Edgar Allan Poe is found delirious in a gutter in Baltimore, Maryland under mysterious circumstances; it is the last time he is seen in public before his death.

  • 1853-01-04 Solomon Northup, author of the memoir "Twelve Years a Slave", regains his freedom

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1867-12-02 In a New York City theater, British author Charles Dickens gives his first public reading in the United States

Novelist Charles Dickens
Novelist
Charles Dickens

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1893-09-04 English author Beatrix Potter first writes the story of Peter Rabbit for a 5 year old boy

Children's Author Beatrix Potter
Children's Author
Beatrix Potter

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1897-05-18 "Dracula", by Irish author Bram Stoker is published by Archibald Constable and Company in London

Novelist Bram Stoker
Novelist
Bram Stoker
  • 1914-02-13 American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers-ASCAP forms in NYC
  • 1914-10-15 ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers) founded
  • 1922-01-18 Irish author Liam O'Flaherty & others occupy Rotunda in Dublin
  • 1926-07-18 The South Africa author and journalist, Herman Charles Bosman, shoots and kills his stepbrother David Russell during a quarrel
  • 1928-11-01 1st celebration of Authors' Day
  • 1938-06-14 Dorothy Lathrop wins 1st Caldecott Medal (kid books author)
  • 1944-02-10 Belgian resistance fighter and author Kamiel van Baelen arrested
  • 1945-10-07 Dutch author A M de Jong's murderer Ton van Gog escapes

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1949-10-21 Author of 'Brave New World' Aldous Huxley writes to congratulate George Orwell on his new novel '1984'

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1957-10-17 French author Albert Camus awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

Author Albert Camus
Author
Albert Camus

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1962-10-25 American author John Steinbeck awarded Nobel Prize for Literature

  • 1963-01-14 "The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Path is published by Heinemann in the UK, the author commits suicide a month later

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1964-10-22 French philosopher/author Jean-Paul Sartre refuses Nobel prize

  • 1966-02-20 Author Valery Tarsis banished in USSR
  • 1967-04-19 Yugoslav author Mihaljo Mihaljov sentenced 4½ years
  • 1967-04-20 French author Régis Debray caught in Bolivia
  • 1967-11-17 French author Régis Debray sentenced to 30 years in Bolivia
  • 1968-06-03 Valerie Solanas, author of SCUM Manifesto, attempts to assassinate Andy Warhol by shooting him three times.
  • 1969-11-12 Author Alexander Solzhenitsyn expelled from Soviet Writers Union
  • 1970-10-08 Soviet author Alexander Isayevich Solzhenitsyn wins Nobel Prize for Literature
  • 1970-11-25 In Japan, author Yukio Mishima and two compatriots commit ritualistic suicide after an unsuccessful coup attempt
  • 1970-12-23 French author Régis Debray freed in Bolivia

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1975-12-09 US President Gerald Ford signs $2.3 Bn loan authorization for NYC

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford

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1977-04-18 Alex Haley, author of "Roots", awarded Pulitzer Prize

Writer Alex Haley
Writer
Alex Haley
  • 1981-12-13 Poland's authoritarian communist government declares martial law and arrests Solidarity activists in a failed attempt to crush the opposition
  • 1985-10-17 French author Claude Simon wins the Nobel Prize for Literature
  • 1989-02-22 US authors demonstrate against Iranian death threats against Salman Rushdee, author of "The Satanic Verses"

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1989-07-20 Burma government puts author Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest

Burmese Politician Aung San Suu Kyi
Burmese Politician
Aung San Suu Kyi
  • 1998-02-05 Author Tom Clancy confirms he signed agreement to purchase Minnesota Vikings for slightly more than $200 million, an NFL franchise record

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2002-07-24 On 200th anniversary of his birth French author Alexandre Dumas' ('The Three Musketeers') ashes are interred in the Panthéon in Paris in a televised ceremony.

  • 2005-06-03 'The Knight of Sainte-Hermine' by Alexandre Dumas is published in France by Editions Phébus, completed by Claude Schopp, 135 years after the author's death.

Hall of fameHall of Fame

2006-06-17 Sci-Fi author Anne McCaffrey inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame

Sci-Fi Author Anne McCaffrey
Sci-Fi Author
Anne McCaffrey

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2007-01-11 Author J. K. Rowling finishes the 7th and last Harry Potter novel in room 552 of the Bamoral Hotel, Edinburgh

Novelist J. K. Rowling
Novelist
J. K. Rowling

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2009-02-18 English fantasy author Terry Pratchett receives a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace

Novelist Terry Pratchett
Novelist
Terry Pratchett
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 2012-04-14 J. K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter novels, launches her website "Pottermore"
  • 2012-09-24 Books by Japanese authors or about Japan are suspended by Chinese bookstores
  • 2015-08-27 "The Shepherd's Crown" by Terry Pratchett published by Doubleday, 5 months after the author's death, last book in the Discworld series
  • 2015-08-30 English author Frederick Forsyth (The Day of the Jackal) reveals that he worked for MI6 for more than 20 years
  • 2015-10-08 Nobel prize for Literature awarded to Belarusian journalist and author Svetlana Alexievich

Famous Birthdays

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  • 0994-11-07 Muhammad ibn Hazm, historian/jurist/author of Islamic Spain
  • 1391-10-30 Eduard, [Dom Duarte], King of Portugal (1433-38)/author
  • 1441-02-09 Ali Sjir Neva'i [Fani], Turkish poet/author (Mahbub al-kulub)
  • 1478-02-07 Sir Thomas More, English statesman, humanist, and author (d. 1535)
  • 1478-12-06 Baldassare Castiglione, Italian diplomat and author (d. 1529)
  • 1492-01-12 Andreas Alicatus, Italian author
  • 1500-11-01 Benvenuto Cellini, sculptor/goldsmith/author (Perseus)
  • 1514-02-22 Tahmasp I, shah of Persia (1524-76)/author (Tazkire-i Shah)
  • 1561-11-21 Carolus Scribani, Italian/Flemish jesuit/author
  • 1592-04-20 John Eliot, St Germans Cornwall, English MP/author
  • 1602-04-30 William Lilly, England, astrologer/author/almanac compiler
  • 1611-01-07 James Harrington, England, political author (Commonwealth of Oceans)
  • 1626-02-05 Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, French author (d. 1696)
  • 1627-01-25 Robert Boyle, Ireld, physicist/chemist/author (experiments with color)

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1628-01-12 Charles Perrault, author (Mother Goose), born in Paris, France

Fairytale writer Charles Perrault
Fairytale writer
Charles Perrault
  • 1628-11-28 John Bunyan, England, cleric/author (Pilgrim's Progress)
  • 1633-11-11 George Savile, 1st marquis of Halifax/author (Character of a Trimmer)
  • 1643-09-17 Gilbert Burnet, Bishop of Salisbury/author
  • 1668-05-08 Alain R Lesage, French author (Turcaret ou le Financier)
  • 1686-08-01 Benedetto Marcello, Italian author/composer (Lettera Famigliare), born in Venice, Italy
  • 1692-11-07 Johannes G Schnabel, German author/surgeon (Insel Felsenburg)
  • 1696-12-22 James Oglethorpe, England, General/author/colonizer (Georgia)
  • 1697-03-09 Friederike C Neuber, German actress and author (Allerkostbarste Schatz), born in Reichenbach im Vogtland (d. 1760)
  • 1697-04-01 Antoine François Prévost, French author and novelist (d. 1763)
  • 1707-04-26 Johannes Burman, Dutch botanist, plant author and physician
  • 1714-09-17 Gottlieb W Rabener, German author (Vom Misbrauch of the Satire)
  • 1728-12-08 Johann G von Zimmermann, Swiss author
  • 1729-01-01 Edmund Burke, British author (Philosophy & Inquiry) [NS=Jan 12]
  • 1729-01-12 Edmund Burke, British author (Philosophy & Inquiry) [OS=Jan 1]
  • 1735-05-23 Charles Joseph, prince the Ligne, Belgian fieldmarshal/author

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1737-09-21 Francis Hopkinson, American author and composer, (designed the first American flag), born in Philadelphia, British America (d. 1791)

Designer of the American Flag Francis Hopkinson
Designer of the American Flag
Francis Hopkinson
  • 1738-07-24 Elizabeth "Betje" Wolff-Bekker, Dutch author and poet (Sara Burgerhart), born in Flushing, Netherlands (d. 1804)
  • 1740-09-12 Johann Heinrich Jung, German author (Heinrich Stillings Leben), born in Hilchenbach, Germany (d. 1817)
  • 1740-11-04 Augustus Montague Toplady, English author of hymn "Rock of Ages" (d. 1778)
  • 1741-09-11 Johann J Angel, German author (Herr Lorenz Stark)
  • 1741-10-18 Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, French general and author (d. 1803)
  • 1743-09-22 Quintin Craufurd, British author (d. 1819)
  • 1744-07-19 Heinrich Christian Boie, German author (d. 1806)
  • 1752-06-13 Fanny Burney, England, author (Camille, Evelina)
  • 1753-11-03 August G Meissner, German author
  • 1758-07-25 Elizabeth Hamilton, Scottish author (The cottagers of Glenburnie), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1816)
  • 1758-09-10 Hannah Webster Foster, American author (d. 1840)
  • 1758-11-16 Peter Andreas Heiberg, Danish author and philologist (d. 1841)
  • 1760-05-10 Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle, soldier/author/composer (Marseillaise)
  • 1762-11-16 Petronella Moens, Frisian author/poetess
  • 1763-02-03 Caroline von Wolzogen, [von Lengefeld], German author
  • 1763-03-09 William Cobbett, English journalist and author (d. 1835)
  • 1763-09-02 Caroline von Schelling, [Michaelis], German author
  • 1765-03-04 Charles Dibdin, British composer, author (Sea Songs), and actor, baptized in Hampshire, England (d. 1814)
  • 1766-04-22 Madame de Staël, French author (d. 1817)
  • 1770-06-20 Moses Waddel, American educator/minister and bestselling author (d. 1840)
  • 1770-11-05 Etienne P de Senancour, French author (Obermann)
  • 1771-03-22 Heinrich D Zschokke, Swiss author (Das Goldmacherdorf)
  • 1771-05-26 Rahel Varnhagen von Ense-Levin, German saloon owner/author
  • 1771-06-03 Sydney Smith, Woodford Essex, preacher/reformer/author
  • 1772-04-11 Manuel Jose Quintana, Spanish author/poet (El Duque de Viseo)
  • 1773-03-26 Nathaniel Bowditch, mathematician/astronomer/author (Marine Sextant)
  • 1775-02-05 Margaretha J de Neufville, author (Small Pligten)
  • 1779-07-15 Clement Clarke Moore, US professor and author ('Twas the Night Before Xmas), born in NYC, New York (d. 1863)
  • 1779-08-22 James Kirke Paulding, American author (The Dutchman's Fireside), born in Pleasant Valley, NY (d. 1860)
  • 1779-11-05 Washington Allston, US painter/author
  • 1780-06-03 William Hone, England, author/bookseller (Every-Day Book)
  • 1785-02-21 Karl A Varnhagen von Ense, German officer/author (Die Sterner)
  • 1785-10-18 Thomas Love Peacock, English author (Headlong Hall)
  • 1785-11-13 Caroline Lamb, English aristocrat, author (Glenarvon), wife of William Lamb, lover of Lord Byron (d. 1828)
  • 1788-09-22 Theodore Edward Hook, English author (d. 1841)
  • 1788-10-24 Sarah Josepha Hale, American author (Mary Had a Little Lamb), born in Newport, New Hampshire (d. 1879)
  • 1789-05-28 Bernard Severin Ingemann, Danish author (Tomorrow- og Aftensange)
  • 1791-06-09 John Howard Payne, American actor, playwright (Fair Warning), author and creator of the hit song "Home! Sweet Home!", born in NYC, New York (d. 1852)
  • 1791-09-01 Lydia Sigourney, American religious author (How to Be Happy)
  • 1792-09-26 William Hobson, first Governor of New Zealand and co-author of the Treaty of Waitangi, born in Waterford, Ireland (d. 1842)
  • 1792-11-13 Edward John Trelawney, England, traveler/author (Adv of Younger Son)
  • 1795-09-20 Peter of Limburg Brouwer, physician/classical/author
  • 1795-10-16 William Buell Sprague, American clergyman and author (d. 1876)
  • 1796-01-21 John Gelinde van Blom, Frisian notary/author

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1796-05-04 Horace Mann, American educator, author and editor who pioneered public schools, born in Franklin, Massachusetts (d. 1859)

Father of American Education Horace Mann
Father of American Education
Horace Mann
  • 1796-07-26 George Catlin, American author and painter (American Indian scenes), born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 1872)

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1797-08-30 Mary Shelley, English author (Frankenstein), born in London, England (d. 1851)

Frankenstein Author Mary Shelley
Frankenstein Author
Mary Shelley
  • 1797-11-04 Aleksander A Bestuzhev-Marlinsky, Russian author
  • 1800-04-16 William Chambers, author/publisher (Basis of Communication & Coding)
  • 1800-11-23 Michail P Pogodin, Russian historian/author (Povesti)
  • 1801-02-21 John Henry Newman, England, cardinal/author (Dream of Gerontius)
  • 1802-01-06 Ion Heliade-Radulescu, Romania, author/novelist/writer (Gramatica)
  • 1802-02-11 Lydia Maria Child, American author, journalist and abolitionist (Juvenile Miscellany), born in Medford, Massachusetts (d. 1880)

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1802-02-26 Victor Hugo, French author (Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables), born in Besançon, France (d. 1885)

Author Victor Hugo
Author
Victor Hugo

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1802-07-24 Alexandre Dumas, French author (The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo), born in Aisne, France (d. 1870)

  • 1803-01-03 Douglas William Jerrold, author/playwright/wit (Punch Mag), born in London, England
  • 1803-09-28 Prosper Mérimée, French author (d. 1870)

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1804-01-08 George Childress, Lawyer, statesman (author of Texas Declaration of Independence), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1841)

Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence George Childress
Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence
George Childress
  • 1804-01-31 Jozsef Bajza, Hungarian author/poet/critic

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1804-07-04 Nathaniel Hawthorne, author (House of 7 Gables, The Scarlet Letter), born in Salem Massachusetts (d. 1864)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1805-04-02 Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author of 150 fairy tales (The Ugly Duckling, The Snow Queen), born in Odense, Denmark (d. 1875)

  • 1805-10-23 Adalbert Stifter, Austrian author (Nachsommer)
  • 1805-12-31 Marie-C-S de Flavigny Agoult, [Daniel Stern], French author (Knife)
  • 1808-02-04 Josef Kajetán Tyl, Czech playwright, author of the Czech national anthem(d. 1856)
  • 1808-04-26 Martha Finley, American children's book author (Elsie Dinsmore series), born in Chillicothe, Ohio (d. 1909)
  • 1808-06-17 Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian author (d. 1845)
  • 1808-07-10 Solomon Northup, American abolitionist and author (12 Years a Slave), born Minerva, New York (or 10 Jul 1807) (d. 1863)
  • 1808-12-06 Johan M Dautzenberg, Flemish author (Future)

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1809-01-19 Edgar Allan Poe, American writer, poet and critic (The Pit and the Pendulum) considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre (Murders in the Rue Morgue), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1849)


Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 100 of 109


HeartWedding of Interest

1656-11-12 English Poet and author of epic "Paradise Lost" John Milton (47) marries 2nd wife Katherine Woodcock

  • 1662-02-24 English Poet and author of "Paradise Lost" John Milton marries 3rd wife Elizabeth Mynshull, 31 years his junior.
  • 1735-07-09 Author, poet, critic and lexicographer and writer of the first English dictionary Dr. Samuel Johnson (25) marries the widow Elizabeth "Tetty" Porter, 21 years his senior

HeartWedding of Interest

1822-10-12 "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" author Victor Hugo (20) weds Adele Fourcher

Author Victor Hugo
Author
Victor Hugo

HeartWedding of Interest

1825-05-15 Author Wilhelm Grimm (39) weds Henriette Dorothea

HeartWedding of Interest

1836-01-06 Author Harriet Beecher (24) weds educator Calvin Ellis Stowe (33) in Cincinnati, Ohio

Abolitionist and Author Harriet Beecher Stowe
Abolitionist and Author
Harriet Beecher Stowe

HeartWedding of Interest

1838-11-11 Emma Wedgwood accepts English naturalist Charles Darwin's marriage proposal

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin

HeartWedding of Interest

1843-12-10 Author and religious leader Mary Baker Eddy (22) weds building contractor George Washington Glover (32) in Tilton, New Hampshire

Christian Science Founder Mary Baker Eddy
Christian Science Founder
Mary Baker Eddy

HeartWedding of Interest

1846-08-30 Author and Christian pioneer Ellen G. White (18) weds preacher James Springer White (25) in Portland, Maine

Christian Pioneer Ellen G. White
Christian Pioneer
Ellen G. White

HeartWedding of Interest

1847-08-04 Author of Moby-Dick, American novelist Herman Melville (28) marries Elizabeth Shaw, daughter of Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

Moby Dick Author Herman Melville
Moby Dick Author
Herman Melville

HeartWedding of Interest

1854-06-29 English Novelist and author of "Jane Eyre" Charlotte Brontë marries curate Arthur Bell Nicholls

HeartWedding of Interest

1862-09-23 Russian novelist and author of "War and Peace" Leo Tolstoy (34) marries Sophia Andreevna Behrs (18) daughter of a physician

Novelist Leo Tolstoy
Novelist
Leo Tolstoy
  • 1884-05-01 "Poems of Passion" author Ella Wheeler Wilcox (33) weds Robert M. Wilcox in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

HeartWedding of Interest

1885-05-05 Author Gerhart Hauptmann (22) weds Marie Thienemann

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann

HeartWedding of Interest

1885-08-05 Author Arthur Conan Doyle (26) weds Louisa Hawkins

  • 1885-08-25 "Little House On The Prairie" author Laura Ingalls Wilder (18) weds Almonzo James Wilder (28)
  • 1885-08-29 Pulitzer Prize-winning American author (Age of Innocence) Edith Jones (23), marries Edward "Teddy" Wharton (36)

HeartWedding of Interest

1901-05-25 Anton Chekhov (41), Russian physician, dramatist and author marries actress Olga Knipper (31)

Author and Playwright Anton Chekhov
Author and Playwright
Anton Chekhov

HeartWedding of Interest

1908-06-09 Poet Joyce Kilmer (21) weds author Aline Murray (19)

HeartWedding of Interest

1910-02-03 Author James Weldon Johnson (38) weds civil rights activist Grace Nail Johnson (24) at her family's home

Writer and Civil Rights Activist James Weldon Johnson
Writer and Civil Rights Activist
James Weldon Johnson

HeartWedding of Interest

1911-07-05 "Anne of Green Gables" author Lucy Maud Montgomery (36) weds Ewen MacDonald in Prince Edward Island, Canada

HeartWedding of Interest

1912-08-10 British literary figure (author of "To the Lighthouse") Virginia Woolf (30) weds political theorist Leonard Woolf (31)

HeartWedding of Interest

1912-12-19 Author Colette (39) weds "Le Matin" newspaper editor Henri de Jouvenel

Novelist and Performer Colette
Novelist and Performer
Colette

HeartWedding of Interest

1913-04-12 Author Upton Sinclair (34) weds writer Mary Craig (31)

HeartWedding of Interest

1913-06-04 Author A. A. Milne (31) weds Dorothy Daphne de Selincourt

Author A. A. Milne
Author
A. A. Milne

HeartWedding of Interest

1913-10-15 Author Beatrix Potter (47) weds solicitor William Heelis at St Mary Abbots in Kensington, London

Children's Author Beatrix Potter
Children's Author
Beatrix Potter
  • 1914-01-14 Danish "Out of Africa" author Karen Blixen (28), pen name Isak Dinesen marries her 2nd cousin Baron Hans von Blixen-Finecke
  • 1914-12-24 Agatha Miller (later best selling detective author) marries aviator Archibald Christie

HeartWedding of Interest

1915-06-26 Poet T. S. Eliot (26) weds governess Vivienne Haigh-Wood (27) at Hampstead Register Office in London

Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate T. S. Eliot
Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate
T. S. Eliot

HeartWedding of Interest

1916-03-22 British author "The Lord of the Rings", J.R.R. Tolkien marries Edith Mary Bratt at St. Mary Immaculate Roman Catholic Church, Warwick

Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien

HeartWedding of Interest

1919-02-15 Author Maurice Maeterlinck (56) weds actress Renée Dahon in Nice, France

Author and Nobel Laureate Maurice Maeterlinck
Author and Nobel Laureate
Maurice Maeterlinck

HeartWedding of Interest

1919-07-10 Author Aldous Huxley (25) weds epidemiologist Maria Nys in Bellem, Belgium

HeartWedding of Interest

1920-04-03 Author F. Scott Fitzgerald (23) weds novelist Zelda Fitzgerald (19) at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York

HeartWedding of Interest

1921-09-03 American author and journalist Ernest Hemingway (22) marries 1st wife Hadley Richardson (29)

HeartWedding of Interest

1922-09-02 "Gone With The Wind" author Margaret Mitchell (21) weds Red Berrien Upshaw

  • 1923-10-14 "All Quiet on the Western Front" author Erich Maria Remarque (25) weds Ilse Jutta Zambona

HeartWedding of Interest

1925-08-25 Suffragette Kate Sheppard (78) weds printer and author William Sidney Lovell-Smith (72) in Christchurch, New Zealand

Suffragette Kate Sheppard
Suffragette
Kate Sheppard
  • 1927-04-23 Mary Barbara Hamilton (25,)best-selling British romantic author, marries 1st husband Alexander McQorquodale

HeartWedding of Interest

1927-11-29 Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) (23) marries first wife fellow author and editor Helen Palmer (28)

Children's Author Dr. Seuss
Children's Author
Dr. Seuss

HeartWedding of Interest

1929-05-27 Aviator Charles Lindbergh (27) weds author Anne Morrow (22) in Englewood, New Jersey

Aviator Charles Lindbergh
Aviator
Charles Lindbergh
Aviation Pioneer and Author Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Aviation Pioneer and Author
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

HeartWedding of Interest

1929-06-20 Author William Faulkner (31) weds Estelle Oldham at College Hill Presbyterian Church outside Oxford, Mississippi

Author and Nobel Laureate William Faulkner
Author and Nobel Laureate
William Faulkner

HeartWedding of Interest

1930-01-14 Author John Steinbeck (27) weds Carol Henning in Los Angeles, California

HeartWedding of Interest

1930-08-27 Journalist H. L. Mencken (49) weds author Sara Haardt (32) at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

Journalist and Critic H. L. Mencken
Journalist and Critic
H. L. Mencken

HeartWedding of Interest

1932-07-07 Author Damon Runyon (51) weds Patrice Amati del Grande

Journalist and Author Damon Runyon
Journalist and Author
Damon Runyon
  • 1932-07-19 "Rebecca" author Daphne DuMaurier (25) weds commander of the I Airborne Corps Lt. Gen. Frederick Browning (35)
  • 1932-10-04 Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov marries Yelena Sergeyevna
  • 1936-12-28 British best-selling romantic author Barbara Cartland (35) marries 2nd husband Hugh McCorquodale

HeartWedding of Interest

1937-09-03 Author Muriel Spark (19) weds teacher Sidney Oswald Spark in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia

Author Muriel Spark
Author
Muriel Spark

HeartWedding of Interest

1937-09-17 Economist John Kenneth Galbraith (29) weds author Catherine Atwater (24) at the Reformed Church of North Hempstead in New York

Economist and Author John Kenneth Galbraith
Economist and Author
John Kenneth Galbraith

HeartWedding of Interest

1939-04-02 Author Jacqueline Susann (20) weds Irving Mansfield at Har Zion Temple in Philadelphia

HeartWedding of Interest

1939-09-30 Nobel Prize-winning author William Golding (28) weds analytic chemist Ann Brookfield

Nobel Laureate and Novelist William Golding
Nobel Laureate and Novelist
William Golding

HeartWedding of Interest

1940-12-03 Nobel Prize winning author Albert Camus (27) weds pianist and mathematician Francine Faure (25) in Lyon, France

Author Albert Camus
Author
Albert Camus
  • 1941-06-03 Author Irving Wallace marries writer Sylvia Kahn

HeartWedding of Interest

1942-07-26 Science fiction author Isaac Asimov (22) weds Gertrude Blugerman in Brooklyn, New York

Author, Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov
Author, Biochemistry Professor
Isaac Asimov

HeartWedding of Interest

1944-08-22 Writer Jack Kerouac (22) weds author Edie Kerouac Parker

Writer Jack Kerouac
Writer
Jack Kerouac

HeartWedding of Interest

1945-09-01 Author Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (23) weds childhood sweetheart Jane Marie Cox

  • 1946-03-14 American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway marries Mary Welsh
  • 1946-08-10 Author and founder of the Scientology cult L. Ron Hubbard (35) weds Sara Northrup Hollister
  • 1948-10-21 Science fiction pioneering author "Stranger in a Strange Land" Robert A. Heinlein marries 3rd wife Virginia "Ginny" Gerstenfeld
  • 1950-12-28 Author John Steinbeck (48) weds actress Elaine Anderson (36)

HeartWedding of Interest

1951-02-27 Activist W.E.B. Du Bois (83) weds award-winning author Shirley Graham (54) in Queens, New York

Civil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du Bois
Civil Rights Activist
W.E.B. Du Bois

HeartWedding of Interest

1951-07-03 Author Maya Angelou (23) weds Thomas J. Angelos

Author, Poet and Activist Maya Angelou
Author, Poet and Activist
Maya Angelou

HeartWedding of Interest

1951-12-23 MLB centerfielder Mickey Mantle (20) weds author Merlyn Mantle (19) in Commerce, Oklahoma

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1952-03-24 Author of 'James Bond' novels, journalist and secret intelligence agent Ian Fleming marries Anne Geraldine Charteris

HeartWedding of Interest

1953-06-15 Sci-Fi author Arthur C. Clarke (35) weds Marilyn Torgenson in New York

Sci-Fi Author Arthur C. Clarke
Sci-Fi Author
Arthur C. Clarke

HeartWedding of Interest

1953-07-02 Author Roald Dahl (36) weds stage actress Patricia Neal (27) at Trinity Church in New York

Author Roald Dahl
Author
Roald Dahl
Actress Patricia Neal
Actress
Patricia Neal

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1958-06-08 Author and a science pioneer in the semiconductor industry Andrew Grove (21) weds Eva Kastan

Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel Andrew Grove
Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel
Andrew Grove
  • 1961-10-14 Howard Allen Frances (Anne) O'Brien (20) best-selling author (The Vampire Chronicles) marries poet and painter Stan Rice (21)

HeartWedding of Interest

1961-10-14 Author Anne Rice (20) weds poet/artist Stan Rice (18) in Denton, Texas

Author Anne Rice
Author
Anne Rice

HeartWedding of Interest

1964-09-19 Author Peter Benchley (24) weds Winifred B. Wesson

Jaws Novelist Peter Benchley
Jaws Novelist
Peter Benchley

HeartWedding of Interest

1968-09-05 Author Ken Follett (19) weds Mary Emma Ruth Elson

Author Ken Follett
Author
Ken Follett

HeartWedding of Interest

1968-12-22 Author and cooking show host Ina Garten (20) weds dean Jeffrey Garten

Author and Cooking Show Host Ina Garten
Author and Cooking Show Host
Ina Garten

HeartWedding of Interest

1970-05-19 US Vice President Al Gore weds (22) weds author Tipper Aitcheson (21) at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC

45th Vice President of the United States Al Gore
45th Vice President of the United States
Al Gore

HeartWedding of Interest

1970-06-21 "The Doors" lead singer Jim Morrison (26) weds author Patricia Kennealy (24) in a celtic pagan hand fasting ceremony

Rocker Jim Morrison
Rocker
Jim Morrison

HeartWedding of Interest

1970-06-29 Medical researcher Jonas Salk (55) weds painter and author Françoise Gilot (48) in Paris

Medical Researcher and Virologist Jonas Salk
Medical Researcher and Virologist
Jonas Salk

HeartWedding of Interest

1971-01-07 American horror, sci-fi and fantasy author Stephen King marries Tabitha Spruce, author and activist

Horror Author Stephen King
Horror Author
Stephen King

HeartWedding of Interest

1971-03-04 Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau (51) weds author/actress Margaret Joan Sinclair (23) at a private ceremony in North Vancouver, Canada

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau

HeartWedding of Interest

1972-01-01 Politician Aung San Suu Kyi (26) weds author Michael Aris (25)

Burmese Politician Aung San Suu Kyi
Burmese Politician
Aung San Suu Kyi

HeartWedding of Interest

1972-02-11 Playwright Tom Stoppard (34) weds doctor/author Miriam Moore-Robinson (34)

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Playwright
Tom Stoppard
  • 1973-11-30 Sci-fi author Issac Asimov (53) weds second wife psychoanalyst and Sci-fi author Janet Jeppson (47)
  • 1974-01-18 Author Maya Angelou (45) weds Paul Bernard Du Feu

HeartWedding of Interest

1975-12-30 Director Martin Scorsese (33) weds teacher and author Julia Cameron (27) in Libertyville, Illinois

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese
  • 1977-09-30 "Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom" author John Updike (45) weds Martha Bernhard

HeartWedding of Interest

1978-12-31 Best-selling author Michael Crichton (36) weds lawyer Kathleen St. Johns

HeartWedding of Interest

1981-05-08 Author John Grisham (26) weds Renee Jones

Writer John Grisham
Writer
John Grisham

HeartWedding of Interest

1985-07-31 Bee Gees member Robin Gibb (35) weds author and artist Dwina Murphy

Singer-songwriter Robin Gibb
Singer-songwriter
Robin Gibb

HeartWedding of Interest

1986-04-12 Author Arianna Huffington (35) weds politician Michael Huffington (38)

Author and creator of The Huffington Post Arianna Huffington
Author and creator of The Huffington Post
Arianna Huffington

HeartWedding of Interest

1986-04-26 Writer Jorge Luis Borges (86) weds author Maria Kodama (49) in Paraguay

HeartWedding of Interest

1991-11-25 Author Douglas Adams (39) weds Jane Belson


Famous Divorces

  • 1927-03-10 American author and journalist "The Old man and the Sea" Enerest Hemingway divorces 1st wife Elizabeth Hadley Richardson

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1940-11-04 American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway divorces 2nd wife Pauline Pfeiffer

  • 1945-12-21 American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway and journalist Martha Gellhorn divorce after 5 years of marriage.

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1973-11-16 Sci-fi author Isaac Asimov (53) divorces Gertrude Blugerman after 31 years of marriage

Author, Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov
Author, Biochemistry Professor
Isaac Asimov
  • 1980-09-05 Lawyer Kathleen St. Johns divorces best-selling author Michael Crichton (37) after nearly 2 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

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  • 0833-07-20 Ansegis/Ansegius, French abbot of Fontenelle/author, dies at about 63
  • 0967-11-20 Aboe al-Faradj al-Isfahani, Arabic author (Book of Liederen), dies
  • 1171-11-02 Dionysius bar Salibi, author (Diarbekir), dies
  • 1272-11-19 David of Augsburg, Franciscan minister/author, dies

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1400-10-25 Geofrey Chaucer, author (Canterbury Tales), dies in London

Author and Poet Geoffrey Chaucer
Author and Poet
Geoffrey Chaucer
  • 1471-03-24 Thomas Malory, author (Le Morte d'Arthur), dies at 55
  • 1501-01-03 Ali Sjir Neva'i [Fani], Turkish poet/author, dies at 59

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1527-06-21 Niccolo Machiavelli, Florentine statesman/author, dies at 57

Humanist philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli
Humanist philosopher
Niccolo Machiavelli
  • 1535-07-06 Sir Thomas More, philosopher, author (Utopia) and statesman, executed (beheaded) for treason at 57
  • 1542-10-27 Abraham ben Avigdor, rabbi/author (commentary on Tur), dies
  • 1547-01-11 Pietro Bembo, Italian author, literary theorist, and Catholic cardinal (b. 1470)
  • 1553-04-09 Francois Rabelais, French author (Gargantua, Pantagruel), dies at 49
  • 1563-02-02 Hans Neusiedler, Hungarian/German luitist/author, dies at approx 54
  • 1573-11-07 Solomon Luria (Maharshal), talmudic author (Yam Shel Shelomo), dies
  • 1587-04-18 John Foxe, author (Book of Martyrs), dies

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1594-07-16 Thomas Kyd, English dramatist (The Spanish Tragedy), dies at 35

Dramatist and Playwright Thomas Kyd
Dramatist and Playwright
Thomas Kyd
  • 1596-12-08 Luis de Carabajal, 1st Jewish author in America, executed in Mexico

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1625-03-27 James VI and I, Scottish born King of Scotland )1657-1625) and King of England and Ireland (1603-25), poet and author, dies at 58

King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI
  • 1632-11-27 John Eliot, English parliament leader/author (In Jail), dies at 40
  • 1640-01-25 Robert Burton, author (Anatomy of Melancholy), dies
  • 1645-09-08 Francisco Gomez Quevedo y Villegas, Spanish author/poet, dies at 64
  • 1648-03-12 Tirso de Molina, Spanish author, dies at about 63
  • 1649-06-20 Maria Tesselschade Roemers Visscher, author, dies
  • 1654-08-19 Yom Tov Lipmann Heller, rabbi/author (Tosefot Yom Tov), dies
  • 1666-08-24 Francisco M the Melo, Portuguese author (Obras Morales), dies at 57
  • 1667-02-20 David ben Samuel Halevi, rabbi/author (Shulchan Aruch), dies
  • 1667-08-13 Jeremy Taylor, Irish author and bishop (b. 1613)
  • 1672-04-22 Georg Stiernhielm, Swedish scholar/author/poet (Hercules), dies at 73
  • 1684-09-05 John Uytenhage van Lacks, lawyer/author, drowned at 48
  • 1688-08-31 John Bunyan, preacher/novelist/author (Pilgrim's Progress), dies
  • 1701-04-04 Joseph Haines, entertainer and author

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1703-05-16 Charles Perrault, French author/fairy tale writer, dies at 75

Fairytale writer Charles Perrault
Fairytale writer
Charles Perrault
  • 1726-05-14 Moshe Darshan, Rabbi/author (Torat Ahsam), dies
  • 1747-11-17 Alain R Lesage, French author (Le diable boiteux), dies at 79
  • 1754-07-04 Philippe Néricault Destouches, French dramatist and author (b. 1680)
  • 1754-10-08 Henry Fielding, English lawyer/author (Tom Jones), dies at 47
  • 1771-01-11 Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, marquis d'Argens, French author, dies at 66
  • 1777-12-12 Albrecht von Haller, Swiss experimental physiologist, biologist and author (Acadamy of Science), dies at 69
  • 1779-01-20 Johannes Burman, Dutch botanist, plant author and physician, dies at 71
  • 1781-11-02 Jose F de Isla, Spanish Jesuit/author, dies at 78
  • 1789-09-28 Thomas Day, author, killed by fall from a horse at Wargrave Berkshire

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1791-05-09 Francis Hopkinson, American author and composer, (designed the first American flag), dies from an apoplectic seizure at 53

Designer of the American Flag Francis Hopkinson
Designer of the American Flag
Francis Hopkinson
  • 1793-02-06 Carlo Goldoni, Italian author (L'avaro), dies at 85
  • 1793-12-23 Antoine François Prévost, French author and novelist (b. 1697)
  • 1797-07-09 Edmund Burke, British author/parliament leader (Reflections), dies at 68
  • 1797-09-10 Mary Wollstonecraft, English author and feminist (A Vindication of the Rights of Woman), mother of Mary Shelley, dies of septicaemia at 38
  • 1802-06-28 Johann J Angel, German author/director, dies at 60
  • 1807-12-03 Clara Reeve, English author (old English baron), dies
  • 1809-09-07 Caroline Schelling, [Michaelis], German author and academic dies at 46
  • 1811-12-08 Eliza Poe, English-American actress and the mother of the American author Edgar Allan Po, dies of tuberculosis at 23 or 24
  • 1814-12-13 Charles Joseph Prince of Ligne, Belgium fieldmarshal/author, dies at 79
  • 1816-07-23 Elizabeth Hamilton, author (Cats: A Celebration), dies at 68
  • 1817-04-02 Johann Heinrich Jung, German author (Heinrich Stillings Leben), dies at 76
  • 1817-07-14 Anne Louise Germaine de Staël, Swiss author (b. 1766)
  • 1818-10-22 Joachim H Campe, German theory/author, dies at 72
  • 1820-04-20 Arthur Young, author (Annals of Agriculture), dies
  • 1821-08-01 Elizabeth Inchbald [Simpson], English actress and author (Lovers' Vows, Lady Abbess), dies at 68
  • 1823-02-07 Ann Radcliffe (Ward), English poet/author of horror novels, dies at 58
  • 1827-11-28 Dov Baer Schneersohn, Lubavitch leader/author (Imirei Binah), dies
  • 1828-01-25 Caroline Lamb, English aristocrat, author (Glenarvon), wife of William Lamb, lover of Lord Byron, dies at 42
  • 1831-03-09 Friedrich M Klinger, German (stage)author (Plimplamplasko), dies at 79
  • 1833-03-07 Rahel Varnhagen von Ense-Levin, German author, dies at 61
  • 1835-06-18 William Cobbett, English journalist and author (b. 1763)
  • 1836-06-26 Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle, author/composer (Marseillaise), dies
  • 1839-05-17 Archibald Alison, Scottish author (b. 1757)
  • 1839-11-06 Hayim Rapoport, Rabbi of Ostrowiec/author (Maxim Chayyim), dies
  • 1841-04-30 Peter Andreas Heiberg, Danish author and philologist (b. 1758)
  • 1841-08-24 Theodore Edward Hook, English author (b. 1788)

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1841-10-06 George Childress, American lawyer and statesman (author of Texas Declaration of Independence), commits suicide at 37

Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence George Childress
Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence
George Childress
  • 1842-03-23 Stendhal, [Marie-Henri Beyle], French author (Le Rouge et de Noir, a Chartreuse de Parme), dies at 59
  • 1842-08-10 Captain William Hobson, first British Governor of New Zealand and co-author of the Treaty of Waitangi, dies of a stroke at 49
  • 1842-10-30 Allan Cunningham, Scottish poet and author (b. 1784)
  • 1843-01-04 Petronella Moens, Frisian author/poetess, dies at 80
  • 1843-07-09 Washington Allston, US painter/author, dies at 63
  • 1845-07-12 Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian author (b. 1808)
  • 1847-01-11 Caroline von Wolzogen [von Lengefeld], German author, dies at 83
  • 1848-08-09 Frederick Marryat, English captain/author (Mr Midshipman Easy), dies

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1851-09-14 James Fenimore Cooper, American author (Last of Mohicans), dies of dropsy at 61

  • 1852-04-09 John Howard Payne, American actor, playwright (Fair Warning), author and creator of the hit song "Home! Sweet Home!", dies at 60
  • 1856-01-12 Ľudovít Štúr, Slovak politician, author of Slovak language, (b. 1815)
  • 1856-07-15 Margaretha J de Neufville, author (The Kidnap), dies at 81
  • 1857-03-11 Manuel Jose Quintana, Spanish author/poet (A la paz), dies at 84
  • 1858-03-03 Jozsef Bajza, Hungarian author/poet/critic, dies at 54
  • 1858-10-10 Karl A Varnhagen von Ense, German author/poet/diplomat, dies at 73

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1859-11-28 Washington Irving, American author (Legend of Sleepy Hollow), dies of a heart attack at 76

  • 1859-12-08 Thomas De Quincey, English writer (Confessions of English Opium Eater), dies at 74
  • 1860-05-23 Albert Richard Smith, author/lecturer, dies
  • 1862-02-24 Bernard S Ingemann, Danish author (Holger Danske), dies at 72
  • 1864-09-17 Walter Savage Landor, author, dies
  • 1866-09-26 Carl Almqvist, Swedish author (Amorina), dies at 72
  • 1868-01-28 Adalbert Stifter, Austrian author (Witiko), commits suicide at 62
  • 1868-08-25 Costache Negruzzi, Romanian author/poet, dies at about 60
  • 1869-02-04 Johan M Dautzenberg, Flemish author/novelist (Future), dies at 60
  • 1869-11-12 Gheorghe Asachi, author/humanist (1st newspaper in Moldavia), dies
  • 1869-12-06 Jan de Liefde II, Dutch vicar/author (People's Welfare), dies at 54
  • 1870-09-12 Fitz Hugh Ludlow, American author (The Hasheesh Eater), dies at 34
  • 1870-09-23 Prosper Mérimée, French author (b. 1803)
  • 1871-04-29 John Gelinde van Blom, Fries notary/author, dies at 75
  • 1873-04-25 Walter de la Mare, Engl poet/author (Behold the Dreamer), dies at 43
  • 1873-10-29 Ernest Feydeau, French author, dies at 52