Author in History (Part 3)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 1,625

  • 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)
  • 1854-08-02 Francis Marion Crawford, British author
  • 1854-10-20 Alphonse Allais, French author/humorist (Pass the Bile)
  • 1855-04-09 Gyula Reviczky, Hungarian author/poet
  • 1856-03-04 Toru Dutt, English and French poet and author (d. 1877)
  • 1856-05-15 Lyman Frank Baum, NY, children's book author (Wizard of Oz)
  • 1856-06-19 Elbert Hubbard, US editor, publisher and author (Message to Garcia)
  • 1856-06-22 Henry Rider Haggard, author (King Solomon's Mine, She, Dawn), born in Norfolk, England
  • 1856-08-17 Violet Paget, [Vernon Lee], British author (Satan the master)
  • 1856-09-28 Kate Douglas Wiggins, author (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm)
  • 1857-04-20 Charles LP "Philip" Zilcken, painter/author (HW Knife Day)
  • 1857-08-08 Henry Osborn, Conn, paleontologist/author (52 Years of Research)
  • 1857-11-22 George Gissing, English author (Thyrza, Crown of Life)
  • 1858-01-05 Gustaf af Geijerstam, Swedish author (Boken om Lillebror)
  • 1858-01-17 Tomas Carrasquilla, Colombian author (Frutos de mi Tierra)
  • 1858-04-01 Arnold Aletrino, Dutch physician-criminologist/author (From Life)
  • 1858-08-19 Edith Nesbit, England, children books author (Railway Children)

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1858-11-20 Selma Lagerlöf, Swedish author and Nobel laureate (The Wonderful Adventures of Nils), born in Mårbacka, Värmland (d. 1940)

Author and Nobel Laureate Selma Lagerlöf
Author and Nobel Laureate
Selma Lagerlöf
  • 1858-11-25 Alfred Capus, French author (d. 1922)
  • 1859-01-13 Karl Bleibtreu, German author (Revolution of Literature)
  • 1859-02-18 Sholem Aleichem, [Solomon Rabinowitz], author (Fiddler on the Roof)
  • 1859-03-08 Kenneth Grahame, Scottish author (The Wind in the Willows), born in Edinburgh (d. 1932)

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1859-05-22 Arthur Conan Doyle, British author who brought Sherlock Holmes to life twice, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1930)

  • 1859-06-22 Frank Heino Damrosch, author/musician/teacher (found Inst of Music)
  • 1859-08-12 Katharine Lee Bates, US, author (America the Beautiful)
  • 1859-10-15 Jaime de Magalhes Lima, Portuguese author/poet (Salmos do Prisoneiro)
  • 1859-10-25 Stephanie H [Lapidoth-]Swarth, Dutch author (Lonely Flowers)
  • 1860-01-11 Marie Bashkirtseff, Russian/French painter/author (Journal)
  • 1860-02-11 Rachilde, [Marguerite Vallette-Eymery], French author (Monsieur Venus)
  • 1860-08-14 Ernest T Seton, naturalist/painter/author (Buffalo Wind-1938)
  • 1861-02-12 Lou [Andreas-]Salome, Russian/German author (Im Kampf um Gott)

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1861-06-19 José Rizal, Filipino nationalist, author ('Noli Me Tángere', 'El Filibusterismo') and ophthalmologist, born in Calamba City, Laguna, Philippines (d. 1896)

Filipino Nationalist and Novelist Jose Rizal
Filipino Nationalist and Novelist
Jose Rizal
  • 1862-05-05 Max Elskamp, Belgian author/poet (Lesson Joies Blondes, Maya)
  • 1862-05-22 August Cuppens, Flemish author/pastor
  • 1862-08-01 Montague Rhodes James, scholar/author/editor
  • 1862-09-21 James E. Talmage, LDS apostle and author (d. 1933)
  • 1862-10-04 Edward Stratemeyer, American author (d. 1930)
  • 1862-10-06 Albert Jeremiah Beveridge, US, politician/author (Progressive)

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1862-11-15 Gerhart Hauptmann, German author (Before Dawn - Nobel 1912), born in Obersalzbrunn, Silesia, Prussia (d. 1946)

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • 1863-03-03 Arthur Machen, Welsh-born author (d. 1947)
  • 1863-08-17 Gene Stratton-Porter, American author and naturalist (d. 1924)
  • 1863-12-31 Alfredo Panzini, Italian author (Dizionario Moderno)
  • 1864-01-16 Frank Bacon, actor/author (Lightnin)
  • 1864-02-06 John Henry Mackay, Scottish/German author/poet (Anarchists)
  • 1864-02-14 Israel Zangwill, England, Jewish author/Zionist (Children of Ghetto)
  • 1864-04-18 Richard Harding Davis, American journalist and author (Soldiers of Fortune, The King's Jackal), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1916)
  • 1864-09-27 Alexander Cohen, Dutch anarchist and author
  • 1865-02-03 Martinus Ballings, Flemish jesuit/author (Will Power)
  • 1865-07-18 Laurence Housman, England, author/playwright (Victoria Regina)

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1865-12-30 Rudyard Kipling, English author (Jungle Book, Gunga Din-Nobel 1907), born in Bombay, British India (d. 1936)

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1866-07-28 Beatrix Potter, English children's author and illustrator ("The Tale of Peter Rabbit"), born in London (d. 1943)

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

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1866-09-21 H. G. Wells, English sci-fi author (War of the Worlds, Kipps), born in Bromley, Kent (d. 1946)

Author H. G. Wells
Author
H. G. Wells
  • 1867-01-01 Charles Edward Montague, English author/critic (Fiery Particles)
  • 1867-02-07 Laura Ingalls Wilder, author (Little House on Prairie), born in Pepin, Wisconsin (d. 1957)
  • 1867-02-12 Hedwig Courths-Mahler, German author (Warbride) [or Febr 18]
  • 1867-07-25 Max Dauthendy, German painter/author (Ewige Hochzeit)
  • 1867-08-14 John Galsworthy, England, author (Forsyte Saga-Nobel 1932)
  • 1867-11-06 Marie Bregendahl, Danish author (Holger Hauge og hans Hustru)
  • 1868-01-14 Catharina A M de Savornin Lohman, Dutch author (Belief)
  • 1868-03-27 Patty Smith Hill, American composer, teacher and songwriter (Happy Birthday to You), born in Anchorage, Kentucky (d. 1946)

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1868-03-28 Maxim Gorky [Alexei Maximovich Peshkov], Russian playwright and author (Mother and The Lower Depths), born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (d. 1936)

Playwright & Author Maxim Gorky
Playwright & Author
Maxim Gorky
  • 1868-10-18 Ernst Didring, Swedish author (d. 1931)
  • 1868-11-09 Emmanuel K de Bom, Flemish author (Wrakken)
  • 1869-01-23 Herbert David Croly, US author (Promise of American Life)
  • 1869-03-16 F. A. Forbes, Scottish author (d. 1936)
  • 1869-09-06 Felix Salten [Siegmund Salzmann], Austrian author (Bambi, a Life in the Woods), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1947)
  • 1869-09-07 Margot SE Scharten-Antink, Dutch author (Catherina, Sprotje)
  • 1869-12-05 Ellis Parker Butler, American author (d. 1937)
  • 1870-02-03 Ada Negri, Italian poet/author (Il Libro di Mara)
  • 1870-07-27 Joseph Hilaire Pierre Belloc, England, author (Path to Rome)
  • 1870-08-26 Aleksander Kuprin, Russian author (Pojedinok) [NS=Sept 7]
  • 1870-09-07 Aleksander Kuprin, Russian author (Pojedinok) [OS=Aug 26]
  • 1870-12-18 Saki, [Hector Hugo Munro], Burma, author (Reginald, When William Came)
  • 1871-01-10 Enrica Freiin von Handel-Manzetti, Austrian author (Jesse & Maria)
  • 1871-08-03 Vernon Louis Parrington, author (Romantic Revolution, Pulitzer 1928)
  • 1871-08-06 Emanuel Querido, [Joost Mendes], author/publisher
  • 1871-09-30 John Fabricius, Neth/English stageauthor (Ring of Prophet)
  • 1871-11-10 Winston Churchill, US, author (Crisis, Crossing)
  • 1872-01-24 Ethel Turner, Australian author (d. 1958)
  • 1873-04-26 Otto zur Linde, German author (Charon)
  • 1873-05-03 [Nicoline] Magdalene Anchor-Roll, Norwegian author (Kvinnen og Den)
  • 1874-01-14 Thornton Waldo Burgess, author (Peter Rabbit)
  • 1874-02-03 Gertrude Stein, Penn, author (Autobiography of Alice B Toklas)
  • 1874-02-11 Elsa Beskow, [Maartman], Swedish children's book/fairy tales author
  • 1874-04-18 Oskar Ernst Bernhardt, German author (d. 1941)
  • 1874-07-01 Michel H Campen, author/critic (Bikoerim)
  • 1874-08-03 Eugene Baie, Belgian author (Sub rosa et sub umbra)
  • 1874-11-18 Clarence Shepard Day, American author (Life with Father), born in NYC, New York
  • 1874-11-26 Edmond Fleg[enheimer], Swiss/French author (Ecoute Israel)

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1874-11-30 Lucy Maud Montgomery, Canadian author (Anne of Green Gables), born in Clifton, Prince Edward Island (d. 1942)

  • 1875-01-12 Marika Stiernstedt, Swedish author (Ulla Bella)
  • 1875-02-02 Annette Kolb, German author (Small Fanfare) and pacifist, born in Munich (d. 1967)
  • 1875-03-14 Isadore Gilbert Mudge, US, librarian/author (Thackeray Dictionary)
  • 1875-04-27 Andre Baillon, Belgian/French author (Un homme si simple)
  • 1875-09-01 Edgar Rice Burroughs, US, sci-fi author (Tarzan of Apes, Mars Saga)
  • 1875-11-23 Anatoly Lunacharsky, Russian Marxist revolutionary, author and literary critic, born in Poltava, Russian Empire (d. 1933)
  • 1875-11-27 Wladyslaw Orkan, [Szmaciarz-Smreczynsky], Pol author (Nowele Zebrane)

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Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 300 of 957

  • 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)
  • 1925-02-22 Nina David, [Mrs Radcliffe N Salomon], poet/author, dies
  • 1926-04-23 Joseph Pennell, artist/author, dies
  • 1926-04-25 Ellen K S Key, Swedish author/feminist (Century of the Child), dies at 76
  • 1927-06-14 Jerome K. Jerome, British author (b. 1859)
  • 1927-11-17 Adolf A Joffe, Russian author/diplomat, commits suicide at 44
  • 1928-05-16 Edmund William Grosse, poet/author, dies
  • 1928-11-17 Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian author, politician, & freedom fighter (b. 1865)
  • 1928-11-21 Hermann Sudermann, German author (Frau Sorge), dies
  • 1930-09-23 Jonkvrouw Catharina AM de Savornin Lohman, author, dies at 62
  • 1930-10-03 Charles LP "Philip" Zilcken, painter/etcher/author (Bauer), dies at 73
  • 1931-01-11 James Milton Carroll, American Baptist pastor, leader, historian, and author (b. 1852)
  • 1931-08-27 Frank Harris, Irish author and editor (b. 1856)
  • 1931-10-13 Ernst Didring, Swedish author (b. 1868)
  • 1931-12-10 Max Elskamp, Belgian author/poet (Six Chansons), dies at 69
  • 1932-04-10 Andre Baillon, Belgian/French author (& sabots), dies at 56
  • 1932-07-06 Kenneth Grahame, English author (The Wind in the Willows), dies at 73
  • 1932-11-16 Carry van Bruggen, [de Haan], Dutch author (Eva), dies at 51
  • 1932-11-22 William Walker Atkinson, American author (b. 1862)
  • 1933-05-21 John Henry Mackay, Scottish/German author (Der Schwimmer), dies at 69
  • 1933-07-08 Anthony Hope, British author (b. 1863)
  • 1933-12-26 Anatoly Lunacharsky, Russian Marxist revolutionary, author and literary critic, dies at 58
  • 1934-06-21 [James] Thorne Smith, US, sci-fi author (Stray Lamb, Turnabout)
  • 1934-08-18 Delilah L Beasley, US author/columnist (Oakland Tribune), dies at 61
  • 1935-02-13 Violet Paget, British author (Gospels of Anarchy), dies at 78

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1935-05-19 T. E. Lawrence [Lawrence of Arabia], British author, soldier and diplomat famous for his liaison role in Arabia during WWI, dies at 46, in a motorcycle accident in Dorset, England

Soldier and Writer T. E. Lawrence
Soldier and Writer
T. E. Lawrence
  • 1935-08-31 Abraham Isaac Kook, rabbi/author (Hokhmat Ha-kodesh), dies
  • 1935-10-11 Steele Rudd, Australian author (b. 1868)
  • 1936-01-17 Mateiu Caragiale, Romanian author (b. 1885)

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1936-01-18 Rudyard Kipling, English author (Gunga Din, Nobel 1907), dies at 70

  • 1936-06-11 Robert E. Howard, American author (b. 1906)
  • 1936-08-15 Grazia Deledda, Sardina/Italian author (Nobel 1926), dies at 64
  • 1936-08-22 Juliette Adam-Lamber, French author (Salon/Nouvelle Revue), dies at 99
  • 1936-10-25 Jaime de Magalhes Lima, Portuguese author/poet, dies at 76
  • 1937-02-05 Lou [Andreas-]Salome, Russian/German author (Eroticism), dies at 75
  • 1937-03-19 Horacio Quiroga, Uruguayan author/poet, commits suicide at 58

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1937-08-11 Edith Wharton [-Jones], US Pulitzer prize-winning author (House of Mirth), dies at 75

Pulitzer prize winning novelist Edith Wharton
Pulitzer prize winning novelist
Edith Wharton
  • 1937-12-29 Don Marquis, American author (b. 1878)
  • 1938-02-16 Otto zur Linde, German author (Lieder of the Leids), dies at 64
  • 1938-04-12 Feodor Chaliapine, Russian author (Man & Mark), dies at 65
  • 1938-04-19 Henry John Newbolt, poet/author (Studies Green & Gray), dies at 75
  • 1938-07-21 Owen Wister, American author (b. 1860)
  • 1938-08-25 Aleksander Kuprin, Russian author (Jama), dies at 67
  • 1938-12-25 Karel Čapek, Czech author (b. 1890)
  • 1939-03-27 Constance Lindsay Skinner, Quesnel British Columbia, Canadian author (Rivers of America), dies at 57
  • 1939-04-10 Alfredo Panzini, Italian author (Il Bacio de Lesba), dies at 75
  • 1939-05-22 Jiri Mahen, Czech author (b. 1882)
  • 1940-03-01 Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Estonian author (b. 1878)
  • 1940-05-10 Euphemia "Phemia" Molkenboer, Dutch author/poster artist, dies at 56
  • 1940-05-14 Emma Goldman, US anarchists/feminist/author (Living My Life), dies
  • 1940-11-28 Nicolae Iorga, author/president of Romania, murdered by fascist

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1940-12-21 F. Scott Fitzgerald, American author (Great Gatsby, Zelda), dies of a heart attack at 44

  • 1941-02-05 Banjo Paterson, Australian poet, author of "Walzing Matilda" (b. 1864)
  • 1941-04-24 Karin Boye, Swedish writer (Kallocain) commits suicide at 40
  • 1941-04-27 Penelope Delta, Greek author (b. 1874)
  • 1941-06-11 Daniel Carter Beard, American author, social reformer and founder of the Boy Scouts of America, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, dies at 91 (b. 1850)
  • 1941-11-07 Albin Zollinger, Swiss poet/author (Das Gewitter), dies at 46
  • 1942-02-18 Albert Payson Terhune, American author (b. 1872)

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1942-04-24 Lucy Maud Montgomery, Canadian author (Anne of Green Gables), dies at 67

  • 1942-05-19 [Nicoline] Magdalene Anchor-Roll, Norwegian author (Enken), dies at 69
  • 1943-01-08 Richard Hillary, Australian Spitfire pilot and author (b. 1919)
  • 1943-03-13 Stephen Vincent Benét, American author (b. 1898)
  • 1943-08-30 A[braham] [P] Merritt, author (Moon Pool, Creep Shadow!), dies at 58
  • 1943-09-23 Elinor Glyn, English author (b. 1864)
  • 1943-10-07 Radclyffe Hall, British author (b. 1880)
  • 1943-11-24 Martin Raschke, German author/war correspondent, dies at 38
  • 1943-12-07 John Bouber, [Blom], actor/author (Bluejackets), dies at 22
  • 1944-03-10 David Vogel, Ukrainian author, dies in Auschwitz at 52
  • 1944-05-12 Arthur T Quiller-Couch [Q], British author/critic, dies at 80
  • 1944-05-16 Max Brand, [Frederick Schiller Faust], western author, dies
  • 1944-05-16 George Ade, American author (b. 1866)
  • 1944-11-28 Lode Zielens, Flemish author/journalist, dies at 43
  • 1945-07-20 Paul Valéry, French author and poet (b. 1871)
  • 1945-10-08 Felix Salten [Siegmund Salzmann], Austrian author (Bambi, a Life in the Woods), dies at 78
  • 1945-12-23 Mogens Klitgaard, Danish author (Brunkul), dies at 39

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1946-01-08 Dion Fortune, British occultist and author dies at 55

Occultist and Author Dion Fortune
Occultist and Author
Dion Fortune
  • 1946-06-01 Ion Antonescu, Romanian soldier and authoritarian politician, is executed after having been convicted of war crimes

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1946-06-06 Gerhart Hauptmann, German author (Before Dawn - Nobel 1912), dies at 83

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • 1946-07-27 Gertrude Stein, US/Fren author/poet (Ida, Tender Buttons), dies at 72

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1946-08-13 H. G. Wells, English sci-fi author (The War of the Worlds, Time Machine), dies at 79

Author H. G. Wells
Author
H. G. Wells
  • 1946-11-14 Herman de Man, [Salomon H Hamburger], author/Radio Orange, dies
  • 1947-01-04 Forrest Reid, Irish author/critic (Young Tom, Apostate), dies at 71
  • 1947-11-06 Kristian Elster, Norwegian author (Paradisets Have), dies at 66
  • 1947-11-12 Emmuska Orczy, British author (Scarlet Pimpernel), dies at 82
  • 1947-12-15 Arthur Machen, Welsh author (b. 1863)
  • 1948-02-06 Robert Brasillach, French author/nazi collaborator, dies at 38
  • 1948-05-22 Claude McKaye, Jamaican/US author (Banjo, Home to Harlem), dies at 57
  • 1949-01-22 William Thomas Walsh, American author (b. 1891)

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1950-01-21 George Orwell, author (Animal Farm, 1984), dies in London at 46

  • 1950-02-13 Rafael Sabatini, Italian author (b. 1875)
  • 1950-02-18 Voranc Prezikov, [Lovro Kuhar], Slavic author (Jamnica), dies at 56
  • 1950-03-02 M Joseph V d'Arbaud, French poet/author (Li cant palustre), dies at 76
  • 1950-03-19 Edgar Rice Burroughs, sci-fi author (Tarzan of the Apes), dies at 74

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1950-11-02 George Bernard Shaw, Irish author (Pygmalion), dies at 94

  • 1950-11-26 Hedwig Courts-Mahler, German author, dies at 83
  • 1951-01-05 Andrei P Platonov, Russian author (Prok, Kotlovan), dies at 51
  • 1951-01-07 René Guénon, French-Egyptian author (b. 1886)
  • 1951-02-13 Lloyd C. Douglas, American author (b. 1877)
  • 1951-05-13 Marianne [Goudeket-]Philips, author (Issue Beukennoot), dies at 65