Today in Scholar History (Part 2)

Historical Events


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Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 170 of 170

  • 1891-05-24 William F Albright, US old testament scholar/archaeologist
  • 1894-11-05 Henri E J A de Page, Belgian private law scholar
  • 1896-10-11 Roman Jakobson, linguist/Slavic scholar (Fundamentals of Language)
  • 1897-10-19 Salimuzzaman Siddiqui, Pakistani scientist and scholar (d. 1994)
  • 1898-01-23 Freda Utley, British scholar and author (d. 1978)
  • 1899-11-19 Grand Ayatollah Abul-Qassim Khoei, influential Shia Islamic scholar (d. 1992)
  • 1900-04-26 James Sutherland, English literature scholar/actor (Rob Roy 1953)
  • 1901-10-21 Gerhard von Rad, German old testament scholar (Deuteronomium)
  • 1902-01-24 E. A. Speiser, American Bible scholar (d. 1965)
  • 1903-03-25 Nahum Norbert Glatzer, Jewish-American scholar (d. 1990)
  • 1906-10-02 John Humphreys Whitfield, scholar of Italian language & literature
  • 1906-10-12 Willy Hess, Swiss musicologist, composer and famous Beethoven scholar
  • 1907-05-05 Kenneth Muir, English scholar
  • 1907-05-13 Austin Whitaker, schoolmaster classical scholar/archivist
  • 1908-07-09 Allama Rasheed Turabi, Pakistani scholar, orator and philosopher (d. 1973)
  • 1909-11-29 Rupert Davies, methodist Scholar
  • 1910-06-04 Jacques Berque, Islamic scholar
  • 1910-09-15 George D Kilpatrick, Canadian/British bible scholar
  • 1911-01-16 Gilbert Gadoffre, French scholar
  • 1911-07-18 Alexander Hyatt-King, scholar (Mozart)
  • 1912-03-11 Robert Clifford Latham, pepys Scholar
  • 1912-03-30 Andrew Rodger Waterson, scholar/naturalist
  • 1912-06-12 Jameel Jalibi, Pakistani scholar, writer, and Urdu linguist
  • 1912-07-18 Harry Levin, literary Scholar
  • 1913-06-06 Carlo L. Golino, American scholar (d. 1991)
  • 1915-03-23 Francis Berry, poet/Shakespearean scholar
  • 1915-06-24 Charles James Dunn, Japanese scholar
  • 1915-11-04 Lloyd James Austin, French Scholar
  • 1917-12-16 Nabi Bux Khan Baloch, Sindhi scholar
  • 1918-03-15 Richard Ellmann, US, literary scholar/writer (Oscar Wilde)
  • 1918-04-26 Jack Morpurgo, American Literature scholar (Leeds University)
  • 1919-09-21 Fazlur Rahman, Pakistani scholar (d. 1988)
  • 1920-01-09 Hakim Mohammed Said, Pakistani scholar
  • 1920-01-20 Peter Clemoes, anglo-Saxon scholar
  • 1921-02-11 Edward Seidensticker, American scholar (d. 2007)
  • 1921-06-09 Arthur Hertzberg, American Jewish scholar (d. 2006)
  • 1921-11-09 Ivo Rudolph Jarosy, film scholar/exhibitor
  • 1922-09-23 Philip Owen Arnould Sherrard, scholar theologian poet/translator
  • 1922-11-02 John Pinsent, classical scholar
  • 1924-07-18 John Cruickshank, French scholar
  • 1925-09-23 Denis Twitchett, Cambridge scholar, and Chinese historian (d. 2006)
  • 1926-01-26 Farman Fatehpuri, Pakistani scholar
  • 1927-02-28 Bernard Frank, oriental scholar/writer
  • 1927-05-11 Gene Savoy, American author, explorer, scholar and cleric (d. 2007)
  • 1927-11-23 Guy Davenport, American author, artist, and scholar (d. 2005)
  • 1928-02-05 Pananayiotis Taki Vatikiotis, middle east scholar
  • 1928-07-10 Moshe Greenberg, American-Israeli Bible scholar
  • 1930-12-26 Sayed Mutawli imam ad-Darsh, scholar/broadcaster
  • 1931-08-07 Charles E. Rice, American legal scholar and author
  • 1931-12-14 Jon Elia, Pakistani scholar, poet and philosopher (d. 2002)
  • 1933-07-21 John C Gardner, scholar/writer (Grendel, Sunlight Dialogues)
  • 1933-10-27 John Sturdy, scholar
  • 1934-05-10 Jeanine Basinger, American film scholar
  • 1934-12-31 Akram Awan, Islamic scholar
  • 1935-06-06 Jean Gattegno, translator/scholar
  • 1935-07-05 Edward McInnes, German scholar
  • 1939-07-14 George E. Slusser, American scholar and writer
  • 1943-03-16 Ursula Goodenough, Evolutionary Scholar, Cell Biologist

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1943-07-28 Bill Bradley, Crystal City Ms, Basketball player (NY Knicks), Democratic US Senator (1979-1997)

Basketball Player/US Senator Bill Bradley
Basketball Player/US Senator
Bill Bradley
  • 1944-11-24 Ibrahim Gambari, Nigerian scholar
  • 1946-05-24 Jeremy Treglown, English scholar/editor (TLS)
  • 1951-02-19 Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri (Db), Pakistani Islamic Sufi Scholar
  • 1951-09-24 Douglas Kmiec, American legal scholar
  • 1951-12-28 Ian Buruma, Anglo-Dutch scholar and writer on Japan and the Far East.
  • 1952-09-25 Gloria Jean Watkins, American scholar
  • 1953-10-05 John Stachniewski, scholar/teacher
  • 1962-08-26 Tariq Ramadan, Geneva, Switzerland, Islamic scholar
  • 1967-03-10 Omer Tarin [Omer Salim Khan], Peshawar, Pakistan, poet, scholar and activist
  • 1968-11-23 Hamid Hassani, Iranian scholar and lexicographer
  • 1973-01-01 Anwar Mansoor Mangrio, Sindhi poet & research scholar.

Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 191 of 191

  • 1874-12-07 Constantin von Tischendorf, German biblical scholar (b. 1815)
  • 1876-05-27 Joseph Bosworth, lexicographer/scholar, dies
  • 1883-08-01 Karl Wilhelm Dindorf, classic scholar, dies
  • 1884-03-21 Ezra Abbot, American bible scholar (b. 1819)
  • 1895-03-05 Henry Rawlinson, British soldier and scholar (b. 1810)
  • 1901-01-09 Richard Copley Christie, English scholar (b. 1830)
  • 1906-06-22 Fritz Schaudinn, German animal scholar: examined amoebasis, dies at 34
  • 1907-03-05 Friedrich Blass, German classical scholar (b. 1843)
  • 1911-01-17 Francis Galton, English scholar, dies at 88
  • 1913-03-09 Eberhard Nestle, German biblical scholar, dies at 61
  • 1917-04-09 James Hope Moulton, British scholar of Classical Greek (b. 1863)
  • 1918-07-30 Chaim Soloveitchik, Rabbi of Brisk, talmudic scholar, dies
  • 1924-07-23 Frank Frost Abbott, American classical scholar (b. 1850)
  • 1928-04-05 Jane Ellen Harrison, scholar/archaeologist, dies
  • 1929-01-19 Liang Qichao, Chinese scholar (b. 1873)
  • 1931-08-31 Marcel Planiol, French private law scholar, dies
  • 1941-01-17 Jose Leite de Vasconcelos, Portuguese scholar (Etnografia), dies at 82
  • 1945-06-07 Nishida Kitaro, scholar/philosopher/Zen practitioner, dies at 74
  • 1953-03-24 Felix M Abel, French dominican/biblical scholar, dies at 74
  • 1953-11-22 Syed Sulaiman Nadvi, Pakistani religious scholar and biographer of Muhammad (b. 1884)
  • 1953-12-10 Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Indian-born scholar and translator (b. 1872)
  • 1955-04-18 Eugen Herrigel, Zen philosopher/scholar, dies in Germany at 70
  • 1961-01-24 Willem J M van Eysinga, people rights scholar, dies at 82
  • 1962-11-29 Rav Aaron Kotler, Orthodox Talmudic scholar, dies in Lakewood NJ

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1963-08-27 W E B Du Bois, scholar/founder (NAACP), dies at 95 in Accra Ghana

Civil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du Bois
Civil Rights Activist
W.E.B. Du Bois
  • 1963-08-27 Allama Mashriqi, Pakistani scholar and politician (b. 1888)
  • 1964-10-28 Reginald Horace Blyth, Zen teacher/scholar, dies in Japan at 66
  • 1965-06-15 E. A. Speiser, American Bible scholar (b. 1902
  • 1965-12-06 Alberto Vaccari, Italian jesuit/old testament scholar, dies at 90
  • 1966-07-12 D T Suzuki, Zen Buddhism scholar, dies in Tokyo Japan at 96
  • 1968-08-11 Lucien Cerfaux, Belgian biblical scholar, dies
  • 1970-08-22 Vladimir Propp, Russian structuralist scholar (b. 1895)
  • 1973-04-23 Otto Eissfeldt, German old testament scholar, dies at 85
  • 1973-12-18 Allama Rasheed Turabi, Pakistani scholar, orator and philosopher (b. 1908)
  • 1975-02-14 Julian S Huxley, English scholar/dir-gen (UNESCO), dies at 87
  • 1978-01-21 Freda Utley, British scholar and author. (b. 1898)
  • 1982-12-08 Leckie, Suriname scholar, murdered
  • 1984-12-11 Oskar Seidlin, German-born American scholar (b. 1911)
  • 1985-03-23 Peter Charanis, Greek-American scholar and professor (b. 1908)
  • 1988-07-26 Fazlur Rahman Malik, Pakistani scholar (b. 1919)
  • 1990-01-14 Mani Madhava Chakyar, Koodiyattam artist and Sanskrit scholar (b. 1899)
  • 1990-02-27 Nahum Norbert Glatzer, Jewish-American scholar (b. 1903)
  • 1993-12-27 Youssef Sebti, Algerian scholar/poet, murdered at 50
  • 1994-04-14 Salimuzzaman Siddiqui, Pakistani scientist and scholar (b. 1897)
  • 1994-05-29 Harry Levin, literary Scholar, dies at 81
  • 1994-05-30 Jean Gattegno, translator/scholar, dies at 58
  • 1994-07-04 Rupert Davies, methodist scholar, dies at 84
  • 1994-09-13 Pieter Zaanen, architect (Musical Trade scholarship, Amsterdam), dies
  • 1994-10-30 Nyanaponika, [Siegmund Feniger), German scholar/author, dies at 93
  • 1994-12-30 Lloyd James Austin, french Scholar, dies at 79
  • 1995-01-04 Robert Clifford Latham, pepys Scholar, dies at 82
  • 1995-02-03 John Pinsent, classical scholar, dies at 72
  • 1995-03-03 Gilbert Gadoffre, French scholar, dies at 84
  • 1995-03-10 Alexander Hyatt-King, Mozart scholar, dies at 84
  • 1995-05-30 Philip Owen A Sherrard, scholar theologian poet/translator, dies at 72
  • 1995-07-04 Jacques Berque, Islamic scholar, dies at 85
  • 1995-07-11 John Cruickshank, French scholar, dies at 70
  • 1995-07-30 Charles James Dunn, japanese scholar, dies at 80
  • 1996-03-16 Peter Clemoes, Anglo-Saxon scholar, dies at 76
  • 1996-05-01 Ivo Rudolph Jarosy, film scholar/exhibitor, dies at 74
  • 1996-05-16 Edward McInnes, German scholar, dies at 60
  • 1996-07-06 John Sturdy, scholar, dies at 62
  • 1996-07-12 Andrew Rodger Waterson, scholar Naturalist, dies at 84
  • 1996-09-21 John Stachniewski, scholar/teacher, dies at 42
  • 1996-09-30 Kenneth Muir, english scholar, dies at 89
  • 1996-10-15 Bernard Frank, oriental scholar/writer, dies at 69
  • 1997-01-09 Junaidu ibn Buhari, scholar, dies at 90
  • 1997-09-25 Sayed Mutawli ad Imam scholar/broadcaster-Darsh, dies at 66
  • 1997-12-15 Pananayiotis Taki Vatikiotis, middle east scholar, dies at 69
  • 1997-12-23 Austin Whitaker, schoolmaster classical scholar/archivist, dies at 90
  • 1998-07-16 John Henrik Clarke, American historian and scholar (b. 1915)
  • 1998-10-17 Hakim Mohammed Said, Pakistani scholar and philanthropist
  • 1999-08-10 Padma Bhushan Acharya Baldev Upadhyaya, Eminent Sanskrit Scholar in India (b. 1899)
  • 2000-05-18 Maulana Yousuf Ludhianvi, Muslim scholar
  • 2002-11-08 Jon Elia, Pakistani scholar, poet and philosopher (b. 1931)
  • 2005-01-04 Guy Davenport, American author, artist, and scholar (b. 1927)
  • 2005-05-12 Martin Lings, English Islamic scholar (b. 1909)
  • 2005-08-08 Ahmed Deedat, Islamic scholar (b. 1918)
  • 2005-10-24 Immanuel C.Y. Hsu, scholar of modern Chinese intellectual and diplomatic history (b. 1923)
  • 2006-01-19 Aoun Al-Sharif Qasim, Sudanese writer and Islamic scholar (b. 1933)
  • 2006-02-24 Denis Twitchett, Cambridge scholar, and Chinese historian (b. 1925)
  • 2006-10-24 William Montgomery Watt, Islamic studies scholar, orientalist and historian (b. 1909)
  • 2007-01-02 Robert C. Solomon, American scholar of continental philosophy (b. 1942)
  • 2009-10-13 Stephen Barnett, American legal scholar who opposed the Newspaper Preservation Act of 1970 (b. 1935)
  • 2010-01-03 Mary Daly, American theologian and feminist scholar (b. 1928)
  • 2010-08-18 Benjamin Kaplan, copyright scholar
  • 2010-11-20 Chalmers Johnson, American political scholar and author (b. 1931)
  • 2010-12-18 Jacqueline de Romilly, French philologist and classical scholar (b. 1913)
  • 2011-05-26 Arisen Ahubudu, Sri Lankan scholar, author and playwright (b. 1920)
  • 2011-10-05 Derrick Bell, American legal scholar and civil rights advocate (b. 1930)
  • 2012-12-19 Robert Bork, American legal scholar/jurist, dies from heart disease at 85