Author in History (Part 2)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 1,611

  • 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, England, author (Tom Brown's School Days)
  • 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, Jr., American minister and author (Lost at Sea, Work & Win), born in Chelsea, Massachusetts

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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, Scotland, author (The Blue Fairy Book)
  • 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)
  • 1851-07-15 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)
  • 1853-01-11 Gustav Falke, German author/poet (Der Mann im Nebel)
  • 1853-03-05 Howard Pyle, illustrator/painter/author (King Stork)
  • 1854-01-01 James Frazer, Britain, anthropologist/author (The Golden Bough)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 101 - 107 of 107


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

Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 938


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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
  • 1896-02-22 Thomas Hughes, politician/author of Tom Brown's Schooldays, Brighton

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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 Jr, American clergyman/author (Disagreeeable Woman), dies

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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
  • 1924-11-22 Herman Heijermans Jr, author (On Hope, Heap of Blessing), dies
  • 1924-12-06 Gene Stratton-Porter, American author, screenwriter and naturalist (b. 1863)