Author in History (Part 2)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 1,625


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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)

  • 1809-08-29 Oliver Wendell Holmes, physician/author (Old Ironsides), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1810-05-24 Abraham Geiger, theologian/author/leader of Reform Judaism
  • 1811-03-03 Vissarion Belinsky, Sveaborg Finland, Russian author (Literary Review)

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1811-06-14 Harriet Beecher Stowe, American author (Uncle Tom's Cabin), born in Litchfield, Connecticut (d. 1896)

Abolitionist and Author Harriet Beecher Stowe
Abolitionist and Author
Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • 1811-09-06 Johanna D Courtmans-Berchmans, Flemish author (Rozeken Pot)
  • 1811-09-15 Willem J van Zeggelen, Dutch author
  • 1812-12-23 Samuel Smiles, Scotland, author (Self-Help, Character, Duty)
  • 1813-11-30 Hermann Kurz, German author/poet
  • 1814-01-17 Ellen Wood, English author (East Lynne, Pomeroy Abbey)
  • 1814-04-15 John Lothrop Motley, US, historian/author (Rise of Dutch Rep)
  • 1815-10-29 Ľudovít Štúr, Slovak politician, author of Slovak language (d. 1856)
  • 1815-12-21 Thomas Couture, French painter/author
  • 1817-09-14 Theodor Storm, German judge/author (Imense China)
  • 1817-11-25 John Bigelow, American statesman and author (d. 1911)
  • 1818-10-25 Pavel Melnikov, Russian historian/author (V Lesach) [NS=Nov 6]
  • 1818-11-06 Pavel Melnikov, Russian historian/author (V Lesach) [OS=Oct 25]
  • 1819-02-19 Mark Prager Lindo, English/Dutch author/novelist/writer
  • 1819-03-26 Louise Otto, Germany, author/feminist
  • 1819-05-27 Julia Ward Howe, US, author/lecturer (Battle Hymn of the Republic)

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1819-08-01 Herman Melville, author (Moby-Dick, Billy Budd),born in New York City (d. 1891)

Moby Dick Author Herman Melville
Moby Dick Author
Herman Melville
  • 1819-11-22 George Eliot, [Mary Anne Evans], English author (Middlemarch, Silas Marner), born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire (d. 1880)
  • 1820-03-30 Anna Sewell, English author (Black Beauty), born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk (d. 1878)
  • 1820-04-05 Nadar, [Félix Tournachon], French painter/cartoonist/author/ballonist
  • 1821-03-16 Ernest Feydeau, French author (Georges Feydeau)
  • 1822-01-07 Lucius C M Bakker, Frisian physician/author (Goethe)
  • 1822-04-03 Edward Everett Hale, US, clergyman/author (Man without a Country)
  • 1823-09-16 Francis Parkman, American historian/author (Oregon Trail)
  • 1823-10-20 Thomas Hughes, English politician and author (Tom Brown's School Days), born in Uffington (d. 1896)
  • 1824-12-10 George MacDonald, Scotland, sci-fi author (Princess & Curdie)
  • 1825-06-07 Richard D Blackmore, England, author (Norie, Lorna Doone)
  • 1826-11-24 Collodi, [Carlo Lorenzini], Italian author (Pinocchio)
  • 1827-04-10 Lewis Wallace, Major General (Union volunteers)/author (Ben Hur)
  • 1827-06-12 Johanna Spyri, Hirzel Switzerland, Swiss children's author (Heidi) (d. 1901)
  • 1827-09-01 Jacobus J Cremer, painter/author (Overbetuwsche Novellen)
  • 1829-01-06 Kanagaki Robun [Bunzo Nozaki], Japanese humorist/gesaku-author
  • 1829-01-18 Louis van Haecke, Flemish chaplain/author (Blood to Bridge)
  • 1829-02-15 Silas Weir Mitchell, US physician/author (Roland Blake)
  • 1829-09-12 Charles Dudley Warner, American writer and newspaperman (Being a Boy), born in Plainfield, Massachusetts
  • 1830-05-15 Martinus W van der Aa, author/Dutch head-editor (The Time)
  • 1831-06-07 Amelia Edwards, English author and Egyptologist (d. 1892)
  • 1831-09-08 Wilhelm Raabe, [Jakob Corvinus], German author (Der Hungerpastor)
  • 1831-10-15 Helen Maria Hunt Jackson, author (Ramona)
  • 1832-01-09 Félix-Gabriel Marchand, journalist, author and politician, Premier of Quebec (d. 1900)
  • 1832-01-13 Horatio Alger, American clergyman and author (Disagreeable Woman, Ragged Dick), born in Chelsea, Massachusetts (d. 1899)

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1832-01-27 Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson], English author (Alice in Wonderland), born in Daresbury, England (d. 1898)

Author and Mathematician Lewis Carroll
Author and Mathematician
Lewis Carroll
  • 1832-02-26 John George Nicolay, US, author (Abe Lincoln's biographer)
  • 1832-04-13 Juan Montalvo, Ecuadorian author (Siete Tratados), born in Ambato, Ecuador (d. 1889)

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1832-11-29 Louisa May Alcott, American author (Little Women), born in Germantown, Pennsylvania (d. 1888)

  • 1832-12-08 Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Norwegian author "Pa Guds Veje" and Nobel laureate (d. 1910)
  • 1833-08-11 Robert Green Ingersoll, NY, author/politician/agnostic (Att Gen-R-Ill)
  • 1833-11-06 Jonas Lie, Norwegian author (d. 1908)
  • 1834-11-13 Ignacio M Altamirano, Mexican author (El Zarco)
  • 1835-02-15 Demetrius Vikelas, Greek author (d. 1908)
  • 1835-02-27 Richard Garnett, English author (Ananda the Miracle Worker)
  • 1835-08-27 Albijn van de Abeele, Flemish author/mayor/painter
  • 1835-11-09 Emile Gaboriau, author (father of French detective novels)

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1835-11-30 Mark Twain [Samuel Clemens], American author (Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn), born in Florida, Missouri (d. 1910)

Author Mark Twain
Author
Mark Twain
  • 1835-12-04 Samuel Butler, England, author (Erewhom, Way of All Flesh)
  • 1835-12-18 Lyman Abbott, American author (d. 1922)
  • 1836-08-25 Bret Harte, US, author (Outcasts of Poker Flat)
  • 1836-09-11 Fitz Hugh Ludlow, American author (d. 1870)
  • 1836-10-04 Juliette Adam-Lamber, French author (Salon/Nouvelle Revue)
  • 1836-11-11 Thomas Bailey Aldrich, US, author/editor (Story of a Bad Boy)
  • 1837-03-01 Ion Creanga, Romanian fairy tale author (Amintiti the Copilarie)
  • 1838-05-11 Walter Goodman, British painter, illustrator and author (d. 1912)
  • 1838-11-14 August Senoa, Croatian author (Zlatarevo zlato)
  • 1838-12-20 Edwin Abbott Abbott, English schoolmaster, theologian, and author (d. 1926)
  • 1839-05-27 Luigi Capuana, Sicilian author/critic (Roccaverdina)
  • 1840-11-25 Hugo Verriest, Flemish author/poet (Flemish Movement)
  • 1840-12-11 Kemal Bey, Turkey, poet/author (Fatherland-1872)
  • 1841-03-04 Kristian Mandrup Elster, Norwegian author (And fremmed Fugl)
  • 1842-08-14 Henry Duff Trail, journalist/author
  • 1843-04-15 Henry James, American/British author (Turn of the Screw, Bostonians), (d. 1916)
  • 1843-10-25 Gleb Uspensky, Russia, author (Power of the Soil)
  • 1844-03-31 Andrew Lang, Scottish poet, novelist, literary critic, and anthropologist (Andrew Lang's Fairy Books), born in Selkirk, Scottish Borders, Scotland (d. 1912)
  • 1846-05-05 Henryk Sienkiewicz, Poland, author (Quo Vadis, Nobel 1905)
  • 1847-11-02 George Sorel, French Socialist thinker/author (violent revolutions)

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1847-11-08 Bram Stoker, Irish theater manager and author (Dracula), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1912)

Novelist Bram Stoker
Novelist
Bram Stoker
  • 1849-03-28 James Darmesteter, French author and antiquarian (d. 1894)
  • 1849-07-12 William Osler, Canada, physician/author (circulatory system)
  • 1849-07-29 Max Nordau, Austrian author and Zionist leader (d. 1923)
  • 1849-09-03 Sarah Orne Jewett, Maine, author (Country of the Pointed Firs)
  • 1849-11-24 Frances Hodgson Burnett, British-American playwright and children's author ("The Secret Garden"), born in Manchester (d. 1924)
  • 1849-12-11 Ellen Key, Swedish theory/author/feminist (Courageous Woman)
  • 1849-12-22 Fritz Mauthner, Bohemia, German author/philosopher (skepticism)
  • 1850-03-26 Edward Bellamy, author (Looking Backward)
  • 1850-06-27 Lafcadio Hearn, US, journalist/author (Chita)
  • 1850-08-05 Guy de Maupassant, France, author (Boule de Suif)
  • 1850-09-02 Eugene Field, author/journalist (Little Boy Blue)
  • 1850-11-05 Ella Wheeler Wilcox, American author and poet (d. 1919)

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1850-11-13 Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish author (Treasure Island), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1894)

  • 1851-03-03 Alexandros Papadiamantis, Greek author (d. 1911)
  • 1851-06-21 Daniel Carter Beard, American author, social reformer and founder of the Boy Scouts of America, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1941)
  • 1851-07-15 Eduardo Gutiérrez, Argentinian author (d. 1889)
  • 1852-01-08 James Milton Carroll, American pastor and author (d. 1931)
  • 1852-02-08 Nikolai Garin [Michailovski], Russ author (Tjoma Kartashov) [NS=2/20]
  • 1852-02-16 William Scarborough, Macon Ga, linguist/author (Birds of Aristophanes)
  • 1852-02-20 Nikolai Garin [Michailovski], Russian author (Tjoma Kartashov)
  • 1852-05-24 Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham, Scottish politician, born in London (d. 1936)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 101 - 109 of 109

  • 1992-07-04 US actress Bobbie Eakes marries author David Stone

HeartWedding of Interest

1992-10-16 Author J. K. Rowling (27) weds Portuguese television journalist Jorge Arantes

Novelist J. K. Rowling
Novelist
J. K. Rowling
  • 1997-10-04 MTV news anchor Tabitha Soren (30) weds "Liars Poker" author Michael Lewis (37) in Garrison, New York
  • 2001-12-26 "Harry Potter" author J. K. Rowling (36) weds anesthesiologist Neil Murray (30) in Aberfeldy, Scotland
  • 2002-05-24 Princess Martha Louise of Norway (30) weds author Ari Behn (29) in Trondheim
  • 2006-02-03 "The Science Guy" Bill Nye (50) weds author/oboist Blair Tindall at Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles
  • 2011-01-02 Dresden Dolls singer Amanda Palmer (34) weds author Neil Gaiman (50) in Berkley, California
  • 2013-09-06 Actor Josh Charles (41) weds ballet dancer and author Sophie Flack at a private residence in Manhattan, New York City
  • 2017-05-14 Retired soccer player Abby Wambach (37) weds best-selling author Glennon Doyle Melton

Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 957

  • 1873-10-29 Ernest Feydeau, French author, dies at 52
  • 1874-04-14 Hermanus J Abbring, Dutch author/engineer on Curacao, dies at 86

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1875-08-04 Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author of 150 fairy tales (The Ugly Duckling, The Snow Queen), dies at 70

  • 1875-11-17 Hilario Ascasubi, Argentina author (pampa, gauchos & indians), dies
  • 1876-03-05 Marie d'Agoult, [pen name Daniel Stern], French author and mother of composer Franz Liszt's children, dies at 70
  • 1876-05-07 William Buell Sprague, American clergyman and author (b. 1795)
  • 1876-06-08 George Sand, French author (Indiana, Consuelo), dies at 71
  • 1877-03-09 Mark Prager Lindo, English/Dutch author (Neth Spectator), dies at 58
  • 1878-04-25 Anna Sewell, English author (Black Beauty), dies at 58
  • 1878-12-19 Bayard Taylor, American author and poet (b. 1825)
  • 1879-02-11 Willem J van Zeggelen, Dutch author/novelist/writer, dies at 67
  • 1879-03-30 Thomas Couture, French painter/author, dies at 63
  • 1879-10-31 Jacob Abbott, American author (b. 1803)
  • 1880-06-05 Jacobus J Cremer, painter/author (Betuwsche Novellen), dies at 52
  • 1881-04-11 Kristian Mandrup Elster, Norwegian author (Torn Trondal), dies at 40
  • 1881-08-02 Marcus Andrews Hislop Clarke, author (His Natural Life) at 35
  • 1883-02-01 Pavel Melnikov, Russian historian/author, dies
  • 1883-05-20 William Chambers, author/publisher, dies
  • 1885-05-13 Juliana Horatia [Gatty] Ewing, author (Lob Lie-by-the-Fire), dies
  • 1885-11-08 Johannes Kneppelhout, [Klikspaan], Dutch humorist/author, dies at 71
  • 1886-07-16 Ned Buntline, [Edward Zane Carroll Judson], author, dies
  • 1886-07-29 Solomon Gazfried, rabbi/author (Kitzur Shulchan Aruch), dies
  • 1886-08-22 Jose da Silva Mendes Leal, Portuguese author (Indiana), dies at 67
  • 1887-02-10 Ellen Wood, English author (Pomeroy Abbey), dies at 73
  • 1888-01-29 Edward Lear, poet/author, dies at 75

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1888-03-06 Louisa May Alcott, American author (Little Women), dies of a stroke at 55

  • 1888-03-24 Vsevolod Garshin, Russian author (b. 1855)
  • 1888-07-04 Theodor Storm, German judge/author (Schimmelreiter), dies at 70
  • 1889-01-17 Juan Montalvo, Ecuadorian author (Siete Tratados), dies at 56
  • 1889-07-11 Gyula Reviczky, Hungarian author/poet, dies at 34
  • 1889-08-02 Eduardo Gutiérrez, Argentinian author (b. 1851)
  • 1889-12-31 Ion Creanga, Romanian (fairy tales) author, dies at 52
  • 1890-08-03 Louise Ackermann-Choquet, French author (Journal), dies at 76
  • 1890-09-22 Johanna D Courtmans-Berchmans, Flemish author, dies at 79
  • 1891-08-22 Jan Neruda, Czech author (b. 1834)
  • 1891-09-27 Ivan Goncharov, Russian author (b. 1812)
  • 1893-01-15 Fanny Kemble, British actress and author (b. 1809)
  • 1893-02-13 Ignacio M Altamirano, Mexican author (El Zarco), dies at 58
  • 1893-07-06 Guy de Maupassant, French author (b. 1850)
  • 1894-02-25 James Morrison Steele Mackaye, US actor/author/director, dies at 51
  • 1895-11-27 Alexandre Dumas fils, French writer and playwright (b. 1824), son of the French author of the same name
  • 1896-03-22 Thomas Hughes, English politician and author (Tom Brown's School days), dies at 73

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1896-07-01 Harriet Beecher Stowe, American author (Uncle Tom's Cabin), dies at 85

Abolitionist and Author Harriet Beecher Stowe
Abolitionist and Author
Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • 1896-07-16 William Hamilton Gibson, illustrator/author/novelist, dies
  • 1898-03-01 George Bruce Malleson, English officer in India, author (b. 1825)
  • 1898-05-22 Edward Bellamy, American author/socialist, dies of tuberculosis at 48
  • 1898-09-20 Theodor Fontane, German author (Der Stechlin), dies at 78
  • 1899-07-18 Horatio Alger, American clergyman and author (Disagreeable Woman, Ragged Dick), dies at 67

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1900-06-05 Stephen Crane, author (Red Badge of Courage), dies at 28

Novelist Stephen Crane
Novelist
Stephen Crane
  • 1901-01-14 Victor Balaguer, Catalaans historian/politician/author, dies at 76
  • 1901-07-07 Johanna Spyri, Swiss author children's classic "Heidi"(b. 1827)
  • 1902-08-31 Mathilde Wesendonk, German author/poetess, dies at 73
  • 1903-11-13 Wilhelm von Polenz, German author (Country of Zukunft), dies
  • 1904-09-26 Lafcadio Hearn, author (Soul of the Great Ball), dies at 54
  • 1904-11-18 Justus van Maurik, cigar manufacturer/author/head of Red Guard, dies
  • 1905-03-15 B Amalie Skram-Alver, Norwegian author (Paa St Jorgen), dies at 58
  • 1905-09-18 George MacDonald, sci-fi author (Princess & Curdie), dies at 80
  • 1906-11-14 Hendrik J Schimmel, author/dramatist, dies
  • 1907-07-19 Hector H Malot, French lawyer/author (Alone in the World), dies at 77
  • 1908-04-11 Henry Bird, English Chess player and author (b. 1829)
  • 1908-07-05 Jonas Lie, Norwegian author (b. 1833)
  • 1908-07-20 Demetrius Vikelas, Greek author, president of the International Olympic Committee (b. 1835)
  • 1908-11-08 Victorien Sardou, French opera author (Madame Sans-Gene), dies at 77
  • 1909-06-10 Edward Everett Hale, American author (b. 1822)

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1910-04-21 Mark Twain [Samuel Clemens], American author (Adventures of Huckleberry Finn), dies at 74

Author Mark Twain
Author
Mark Twain
  • 1910-06-05 O. Henry, American author (b. 1862)
  • 1910-11-15 Wilhelm Raabe [Jakob Corvinus], German author, dies at 79
  • 1911-01-03 Alexandros Papadiamantis, Greek author (b. 1851)
  • 1911-11-09 Howard Pyle, American author (b. 1853)
  • 1912-04-13 Ishikawa Takuboku, Japanese author (b. 1886)
  • 1912-04-15 William T. Stead American author and journalist. (b. 1849)
  • 1912-10-24 Louis van Haecke, Flemish chaplain/author (Zeesterre), dies at 83
  • 1913-01-13 Thomas P Krag, Norw author/novelist (Jon Graeff, Ulf Ran), dies at 44
  • 1914-01-04 Silas Weir Mitchell, US physician/author (Free Quaker), dies at 84
  • 1915-01-15 Fannie Farmer, American culinary figure and author dies aged 57
  • 1915-11-28 Luigi Capuana, Sicilian author/critic (C'era una Volta), dies at 76
  • 1916-04-11 Richard Harding Davis, American journalist and author (Soldiers of Fortune, The King's Jackal), dies of a heart attack at 52
  • 1916-07-18 Benjamin C. Truman, American journalist and author
  • 1916-07-22 James Whitcomb Riley, American author and poet (b. 1849)
  • 1916-11-15 Henryk Sienkiewicz, Polish author, Nobel laureate (b. 1846)
  • 1916-11-22 Jack London, American activist and author (Call of the Wild), dies at 40
  • 1918-09-04 Max Dauthendy, German painter/author (Raubmenschen), dies at 51)
  • 1918-11-13 Marten Baersma, [MH Bottema], Fries author, dies at 28
  • 1918-12-11 Ivan Cankar, Slavic author (Hlapec Jernej), dies at 42
  • 1918-12-22 Albijn van de Abeele, Flemish author/mayor/painter, dies at 83
  • 1919-05-06 Frank Lyman Baum, author (Wizard of Oz), dies at 62
  • 1919-05-17 Guido von List, German occult author (b. 1848)
  • 1919-10-22 Bruce F Cummings, English author (Enjoying Life), dies at 30
  • 1920-05-11 William D Howells, US author (A Woman's Reason), dies at 83
  • 1920-06-05 Rhoda Broughton, Welsh author (b. 1840)
  • 1920-11-08 Salomon Anski, Russian/Polish yiddish author (Dibboek), dies at 57
  • 1922-08-02 [Wilhel]Mina JPR Kruseman, Dutch author/feminist, dies at 82
  • 1922-11-18 Marcel Proust, French author (Recherche du Temps Perdu), dies at 51
  • 1923-01-23 Max Nordau, Austrian author, philosopher, and Zionist leader (b. 1849)
  • 1923-06-29 Fritz Mauthner, German author/philosopher (skepticism), dies at 73
  • 1923-08-24 Kate Douglas Wiggin, author (US kindergarten movement), dies at 66
  • 1923-11-19 French Netscher, author/journalist (In 3rd Chamber), dies at 59
  • 1924-03-19 Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish composer/author, dies at 71
  • 1924-05-01 August Cuppens, Flemish author (Limburgs Driemanschap), dies at 62
  • 1924-10-29 Frances Hodgson Burnett, British born American playwright and children's author ("Little Lord Fauntleroy"), dies at 74