Writer in History (Part 11)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1001 - 1,100 of 2,669

  • 1895-01-14 George Richard Samways, children's writer
  • 1895-01-24 Eugen Roth, German poet, born in Munich (d. 1976)
  • 1895-03-05 Fritz Usinger, German writer (Eternal Struggle)
  • 1895-03-30 Jean Giono, French writer (World Chant)
  • 1895-04-15 Corrado Alvaro, Italian writer (Gente in Aspromonte)
  • 1895-04-16 Robert Dean Frisbie, American writer (d. 1948)
  • 1895-04-23 Ngaio Marsh, New Zealand writer (d. 1982)
  • 1895-04-30 Philippe Panneton, French Canadian physician, diplomat and writer (d. 1960)
  • 1895-05-02 Alfred Kurella, writer
  • 1895-05-06 Júlio César de Mello e Souza, Brazilian writer (d. 1974)
  • 1895-05-08 Edmund Wilson, American critic/writer (Patriotic Gore)
  • 1895-05-11 Jan Parandowski, writer
  • 1895-06-10 Immanuel Velikovsky, writer (Worlds in Collision)
  • 1895-07-08 Anton G J van de Velde, Flemish writer/director (God & the Worms)
  • 1895-07-24 Robert Graves, writer/poet (I Claudius) [or 6/26], born in London, England
  • 1895-08-19 Arnoldt Bronnen, writer
  • 1895-09-10 Kavi Samrat Viswanatha Satyanarayana, Telugu writer (d. 1976).
  • 1895-10-04 Sergei Jessenin, writer
  • 1895-10-06 Caroline Gordon, Kentucky, writer (Green Centuries)
  • 1895-10-11 H Schiebelhuth, writer
  • 1895-10-19 Louis Mumford, cultural historian/city planner/writer
  • 1895-11-08 Photios Kontoglou, Greek writer, painter and iconographer (d. 1965)
  • 1895-11-15 Antoni Słonimski, Polish writer (d. 1976)
  • 1895-11-25 Helen Hooven Santmyer, American writer (d. 1986)
  • 1895-12-04 Nils FA Nilsson Piraten, Swedish writer (Bombi Bitt Och Jag)
  • 1896-01-08 Manuel Rojas Sepulveda, Chile, writer (Men of the South)
  • 1896-01-18 C. M. Eddy, Jr., American writer (d. 1967)
  • 1896-02-03 Johannes Urzidil, writer
  • 1896-02-04 Friedrich Glauser, writer
  • 1896-02-07 Jacob Paludan, Danish pharmacist/writer (Jorgen Stein)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1896-02-18 André Breton, French writer and poet, founder of Surrealism, born in Tinchebray, France (d. 1966)

Writer and Surrealist André Breton
Writer and Surrealist
André Breton
  • 1896-02-22 Paul Van Ostaijen, Flemish poet/writer/critic (Occupied City)
  • 1896-03-01 Moriz Seeler, German writer and producer (d. 1942)
  • 1896-03-10 Nancy Cunard, British writer and activist, born in London (d. 1965)
  • 1896-03-13 Dorothy Aldis, American children's writer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1966)
  • 1896-03-22 Giulia D De Albertis, writer
  • 1896-03-24 Gianna Manzini, writer
  • 1896-04-29 Walter Mehring, writer
  • 1896-05-17 Hannah Tillich, writer
  • 1896-07-04 Mao Dun, Chinese writer (d. 1981)
  • 1896-07-16 Mauritius R J Dekker [Boris Robazki], Dutch writer (Merkteken)
  • 1896-07-19 A. J. Cronin, Scottish writer (Citadel, Shining Victory), born in Cardross (d. 1981)
  • 1896-07-24 Hermann Kasack, German writer (Die Stadt hinter dem Strom), born in Potsdam, Germany (d. 1966)
  • 1896-08-08 Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, writer (Yearling), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1896-08-21 Raymond Herreman, Flemish writer (Rose of Jericho)
  • 1896-08-21 Roark Bradford, writer/humorist (Ol' Man Adan an' His Chillun)
  • 1896-09-12 Giuseppe Zoppi, Swiss writer (Il Libro Dell'Alpe)
  • 1896-09-25 Elsa Triolet [Ella Kagan], Russian-French writer and Resistance fighter, born in Moscow (d. 1970)
  • 1896-11-07 Esdras Minville, Quebec writer, economist and sociologist (d. 1975)
  • 1896-11-20 Yevgenia Ginzburg, Russian writer (d. 1977)
  • 1896-11-22 Nikolai S Tichonov, Russian writer (against Pasternak) [OS]
  • 1896-11-28 Dawn Powell, American writer (d. 1965)
  • 1896-12-03 John Urzidil, Austria/US writer (Die erbeuteten Frauen)
  • 1896-12-04 Nikolai S Tichonov, Russian writer (against Pasternak) [NS]
  • 1896-12-23 Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Sicilian writer (Der Leopard)
  • 1896-12-27 Louis Bromfield, Mansfield Ohio, writer (Early Autumn, Pulitzer-1926)
  • 1897-03-19 Liam O'Flaherty, Irish writer, born in Inishmore, Aran Islands (d. 1984)
  • 1897-04-16 John B Glubb, British commandant/writer (A soldier with the Arabs)
  • 1897-05-06 Paul Alverdes, German writer (Pfeiferstube)
  • 1897-05-11 Izak W van der Merwe, [Boerneef], South African writer (Tweetalige Woordeboek)
  • 1897-06-11 Bruno Frei [Benedikt Freistadt], Austrian Marxist journalist, born in Bratislava (d. 1988)
  • 1897-06-20 Elisabeth Hauptmann, German writer (d. 1973)
  • 1897-07-24 Karl von Mechow, German writer (Auf Dem Wege, Vorsommer), born in Bonn, Germany (d. 1960)
  • 1897-07-30 Jacques de Kadt, Dutch politician/writer (Fascism is War!)
  • 1897-08-07 Franz J Weinrich, [Heinrich Lerse], German writer (Himmlisches)
  • 1897-08-11 Louise Bogan, Maine, writer (Sleeping Fury)
  • 1897-08-11 Enid Blyton, children's writer and fifth most popular author in the world (Famous Five, Secret Seven, The Adventure)
  • 1897-08-31 Marianne Bruns, writer
  • 1897-09-03 Sally Benson, American writer (d. 1972)
  • 1897-09-10 Georges Bataille, French writer (d. 1962)
  • 1897-09-18 John Mens, writer (People Without Money)
  • 1897-09-26 Victor O Stomps, writer
  • 1897-09-28 Muchtar Auesow, writer
  • 1897-10-03 Louis Aragon, French writer (d. 1982)
  • 1897-11-23 Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Indian writer (d. 1999)
  • 1897-11-28 Uno Chiyo, Japanese writer (Confessions of Love), born in Iwakuni (d. 1996)
  • 1897-11-29 Emiel van Hemeldonck, Belgian writer (Little Emperor)
  • 1897-12-02 Rewi Alley, NZ, writer (Americans in China)
  • 1897-12-03 Kate O'Brien, Irish writer (Without My Cloak)
  • 1897-12-06 Oscar Walter Cisek, Romanian writer and diplomat, born in Bucharest (d. 1966)
  • 1897-12-10 Karl H Waggerl, Austria writer (Power of Love)
  • 1897-12-26 Willie Corsari, [Wilhelmina A Schmidt], Dutch writer
  • 1898-01-11 Hans Rudolf Krik, Danish writer/critic (Fiskerne, Slaven)
  • 1898-01-22 Ben van Eysselsteijn, Dutch writer (Arid Earth)
  • 1898-01-28 Wies Moens, Flemish writer/nazi
  • 1898-01-29 Karl Bjarnhof, Danish blind journalist/writer (History of Sascha)
  • 1898-02-10 Joseph Kessel, French journalist/writer (Army of the Shadows)
  • 1898-02-26 Julien de Valckenaere, Flemish writer
  • 1898-03-29 Cecil Lewis, airman/writer
  • 1898-03-30 Heinz Risse, German writer, born in Dusseldorf (d. 1989)
  • 1898-04-01 Pola Gojawiczynska, Polish writer (Stolica)
  • 1898-04-23 Edwin E Dwinger, German writer (General Vlassov)
  • 1898-04-26 Vicente Aleixandre, Spain, writer (Ambito, Bird of Paper, Nobel 1977)
  • 1898-05-07 Vera Chapman, English writer and Tolkien Society founder, born in Bournemouth (d. 1996)
  • 1898-05-10 Ariel Durant, writer (Story of Civilization)
  • 1898-05-24 Kathleen Hale, British children book writer/illustrator (Orlando)
  • 1898-05-25 Gustav Regler, German writer, born in Merzig (d. 1963)
  • 1898-05-31 Johan Brouwer, Dutch pianist/writer/resistance fighter
  • 1898-06-21 Donald C. Peattie, American botanist and writer (d. 1964)
  • 1898-07-09 Gerard Walschap, Flemish writer/journalist (Mary, Revolt in Congo)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1001 - 1,100 of 2,258

  • 1953-10-05 Friedrich Wolf, writer, dies at 64
  • 1953-11-08 Iwan Bunin, writer, dies at 83
  • 1953-11-08 John van Melle, South African writer (Bart Nel), dies at 66
  • 1953-12-19 Rudolf Leonhard, writer, dies
  • 1954-01-01 Duff Cooper, British diplomat and writer (b. 1890)
  • 1954-01-16 Michail M Prishvin, Russian writer, dies
  • 1954-03-28 Francis B Young, British physician/writer (In South Africa), dies at 69
  • 1954-05-15 William March, American writer (b. 1893)
  • 1954-05-26 Franz Pfemfert, writer, dies at 74
  • 1954-05-27 Herzmanovsky-Orlando, writer, dies
  • 1954-06-01 Martin Andersen Nexø, Danish writer (b. 1869)
  • 1954-08-01 Charles-A Cingria, writer, dies
  • 1954-12-13 John Raymond Hubbell, American writer (b. 1879)
  • 1955-01-27 Ernst Penzoldt, writer, dies
  • 1955-03-12 Theodor Plievier, writer, dies
  • 1955-04-24 Alfred Polgar, Austrian writer/theater critic, dies at 79
  • 1955-05-16 James Agee, US critic/writer (Death in Family), dies in NY
  • 1955-08-02 Wallace Stevens, US poet/writer (Owl's Clover), dies at 75

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1955-08-12 Thomas Mann, German writer (Dr Faustus, Nobel 1929), dies at 80

Novelist Thomas Mann
Novelist
Thomas Mann
  • 1955-09-14 F C Weiskopf, writer, dies
  • 1955-09-27 Henri Liebrecht, Belgian stagewriter/journalist, dies at 71
  • 1955-11-01 Dale Carnegie, American writer (b. 1888)
  • 1956-03-18 Louis Bromfield, writer, dies at 59
  • 1956-04-21 Charles MacArthur, American writer (b. 1895)
  • 1956-05-20 Max Beerbohm, caricturist/writer (Yet Again), dies
  • 1956-06-07 Julien Benda, Fren philosopher/writer (La trahison des clercs), dies
  • 1956-06-11 Corrado Alvaro, Italian writer (Poesie grigio-verdi), dies at 61
  • 1956-06-19 Lulu [Luise] Strauss und Torney, German poet/writer, dies at 82
  • 1956-07-07 Gottfried Benn, writer, dies at 70
  • 1956-09-08 Vital Celen, Flemish writer ('t Pastoorke van Vossendonck), dies at 69
  • 1956-09-12 Hans Carossa, German writer, dies at 77

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1956-10-30 Pío Baroja y Nessi, Spanish Basque writer, author of over 100 novels (The Struggle for Life, Zalacain the Adventurer), dies at 83

Spanish Writer Pío Baroja
Spanish Writer
Pío Baroja
  • 1956-12-25 Robert Walser, Swiss writer, dies at 78
  • 1957-02-12 Johannes Anker Larsen, Danish writer (Martha og Maria), dies at 82
  • 1957-03-25 Max Ophüls, German director and writer (b. 1902)
  • 1957-03-29 Joyce A L Cary, English writer (Horse's Mouth), dies at 68
  • 1957-05-30 Toivo R Pekkanen, Finnish writer (Black Ecstacy), dies
  • 1957-06-17 D Richardson, writer, dies at 84
  • 1957-06-21 Frantisek Kupka, Czech writer, dies at 85
  • 1957-06-23 Louis Fornberg, writer, dies at 48
  • 1957-06-26 Alfred Döblin, German writer (b. 1878)
  • 1957-06-27 Malcolm Lowry, English writer (Ultramarine), dies at 48
  • 1957-07-10 Sholem Asch, Polish/Israeli writer (East River), dies at 77
  • 1957-07-23 G Tomasi di Lampedusa, writer, dies at 61
  • 1957-08-25 Leo Perutz, Austrian writer and mathematician, dies at 74
  • 1957-08-26 Umberto Saba, Italian writer, dies at 74
  • 1957-10-26 N Kazantzakis, writer, dies
  • 1958-01-09 Paul Fechter, German writer/historian (God's Magician), dies
  • 1958-01-10 Charles de Trooz, Belgian writer, dies at 52
  • 1958-02-05 Henry M Tomlinson, British writer (Under red ensign), dies at 84
  • 1958-02-17 Hugh McCrae, Australian writer (b. 1876)
  • 1958-02-22 Theo Harych, German writer, commits suicide at 54
  • 1958-03-04 Albert Kuyle, [Lou Kuitenbrouwer], writer (Jesus' Carpet), dies at 54
  • 1958-03-21 Cyril M Kornbluth, US sci-fi writer (Space Merchants), dies at 34
  • 1958-04-03 Theodor Kramer, Austrian poet and writer, dies at 61
  • 1958-06-04 Mechtilde Lichnowsky, German writer, dies at 79
  • 1958-06-13 Edwin Keppel Bennett, British writer (b. 1887)
  • 1958-07-01 Apie [Adrian P] Prince, Dutch writer (I Go Me Own Way), dies
  • 1958-08-23 Martin du Gard, writer, dies
  • 1958-10-11 Johannes R. Becher, German writer and politician, dies at 67
  • 1958-10-30 Rose Macaulay, writer, dies at 77
  • 1958-12-05 Ferdinand Bruckner, writer, dies at 67
  • 1958-12-21 Lion Feuchtwanger, philosopher/writer (Der falsche Nero), dies at 74
  • 1959-03-26 Raymond T Chandler, US detective writer (Long Goodbye), dies at 71
  • 1959-03-30 Daniil Andreev, Russian writer and mystic (b. 1906)
  • 1959-06-23 Boris Vian, French writer and musician (b. 1920)
  • 1959-06-30 José Vasconcelos, Mexican writer and politician (b. 1882)
  • 1959-07-15 Peter A Egge, Norwegian writer (The Dream), dies
  • 1959-07-17 Henri Pourrat, French writer (Le chasseur de la nuit), dies
  • 1959-08-20 Alfred Kubin, Austrian writer and illustrator, dies at 82
  • 1959-09-22 Benjamin Peret, French writer/poet (Le grand jeu), dies at 60
  • 1959-10-12 Arnoldt Bronnen, writer, dies at 63
  • 1959-11-24 Yuri N Libedinski, Ukrainen writer (Commissioners), dies at 60
  • 1959-11-29 Hans Henny Jahnn, writer, dies at 64
  • 1959-12-18 Dorothy L Sayers, writer, dies at 66
  • 1960-04-01 Piet[er O] Bakker, Dutch journalist/writer (Ciske), dies at 62
  • 1960-04-23 Toyohiko Kagawa, Japanese Christian-social reformer/writer, dies at 71
  • 1960-05-10 Yuri Olesha, Russian writer, dies at 61
  • 1960-05-31 Willem Elsschot, [Alfons de Ridder], Flemish writer (Kas), dies at 78
  • 1960-06-09 René Maran, Martiniques writer (Batouala, Prix Goncourt), dies
  • 1960-06-20 Walter Dehmel, German writer, dies at 57
  • 1960-07-13 Anna Blaman, Dutch writer (Life & Death), dies at 55
  • 1960-07-13 Joy Gresham, American writer (b. 1915)
  • 1960-08-10 Emil Strauss, German writer (Vaterland), dies
  • 1960-08-29 Vicki Baum, writer, dies
  • 1960-09-29 Franz Arnold, German writer, dies at 82
  • 1960-10-31 H L Davis, US writer (Honey in the Horn, Pulitzer prize), dies at 64
  • 1960-11-05 August Gailit, Estonian writer (Ekke Moor), dies at 69
  • 1960-11-20 Ya'akov Cahan, Hebrew poet and writer, dies at 79
  • 1960-12-29 Eden Phillpotts, British writer (b. 1862)
  • 1960-12-29 Philippe Panneton, Quebec physician, diplomat and writer (b. 1895)
  • 1961-01-06 Regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76
  • 1961-01-09 Emily Greene Balch, American writer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1867)
  • 1961-01-10 Dashiell Hammett, US detective writer (Thin Man, Maltese Falcon), dies at 66
  • 1961-02-28 Joris Vriamont, Flemish writer/music publisher, dies at 64
  • 1961-03-31 Seerp Anema, Dutch poet/writer (Modern Art & Degenerating), dies at 85
  • 1961-04-25 Hans F Blunck, writer, dies
  • 1961-06-23 Franz de Backer, Flemish writer (Rubens' Daughter), dies at 70
  • 1961-07-01 Louis-Ferdinand Céline, French writer (b. 1894)
  • 1961-07-06 Enrique Larreta, [E Rodriguez Maza], Argentine diplomat and writer, dies at 86