Writer in History (Part 3)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 2,622

  • 1769-02-04 Samuel I Wiselius, Dutch lawyer/businessman/writer
  • 1769-08-30 Bonifacio Asioli, composer/music writer
  • 1770-03-20 Friedrich Hölderlin, German writer (d. 1843)
  • 1770-03-28 Sophie Mereau, German writer, born in Altenburg (d. 1806)
  • 1771-09-17 Johann August Apel, German jurist and writer (d. 1816)
  • 1772-01-04 Paul-Louis Courier, (de Mere), French writer/interpreter
  • 1772-03-10 Friedrich von Schlegel, Germany, romantic writer/critic (Lucinde)
  • 1772-05-02 Novalis [Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg], German romantic writer ('Heinrich von Ofterdingen), born in Oberwiederstedt, Saxony (d. 1801)
  • 1773-04-09 Étienne Aignan, French writer (d. 1824
  • 1773-05-31 Ludwig Tieck, German writer, born in Berlin (d. 1853)
  • 1773-07-13 Wilhelm H Wackenroder, German writer (Fantasies about Art)
  • 1774-08-12 Robert Southey, English writer (The Story of the Three Bears), Poet Laureate (1813-43) and biographer (Nelson), born in Bristol, England (d. 1843)
  • 1774-10-18 Adolf Muller, German dramatist and critic, born near Weissenfels (d. 1829)
  • 1774-11-24 Thomas Dick, Scottish scientific teacher and writer (d. 1857)
  • 1775-01-30 Walter Savage Landor, Warwick, critic/writer (Imaginary Conversation)
  • 1775-08-26 William Joseph Behr, German writer (d. 1851)
  • 1776-01-24 Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, German writer/judge/composer (Undine)
  • 1778-11-25 Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck, British Christian writer (d. 1856)
  • 1780-04-29 Charles Nodier, French writer (d. 1844)
  • 1780-08-19 Pierre-Jean de Béranger, French poet and songwriter, born in Paris (d. 1857)
  • 1781-01-30 Adelbert von Chamisso, French writer (Peter Schlemihl), born in Champagne (d. 1838)
  • 1781-03-13 Karl F Schinkel, German architect/painter/writer (Schloss Tegel)
  • 1782-03-04 Johann Wyss, Swiss folklorist/writer (Swiss Family Robinson)
  • 1782-06-19 Hugues F R de Lamennais, French priest/writer (L'avenir)
  • 1782-10-11 Steen Steensen Blicher, Denmk, poet/short-story writer (E Binddstouw)
  • 1782-11-13 Esaias Tegnér, Swedish writer (d. 1846)
  • 1783-01-23 Stendhal, [Marie Henri Beyle], France, writer (Le Rouge et de Noir)

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1783-04-03 Washington Irving, American writer (Legend of Sleepy Hollow), born in NYC, New York

  • 1783-09-08 Nicolai Grundtvig, Danish writer and philosopher (d. 1872)
  • 1784-10-19 Leigh Hunt, British writer
  • 1785-04-04 Bettina von Arnim, German writer and composer of the Romantic era (This Book Belongs to the King)
  • 1785-05-18 John Wilson, Scottish writer (d. 1854)
  • 1785-07-14 Mordecai Manuel Noah, American writer, journalist (d. 1851)
  • 1785-08-15 Thomas De Quincey, England, writer (Confessions of English Opium Eater)
  • 1786-05-06 Ludwig Borne [Loeb Baruch], German-Jewish writer, born in Frankfurt (d. 1837)
  • 1786-09-18 Justinus AC Kerner, German family doctor/poet/writer
  • 1786-10-30 Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé, French Canadian writer (d. 1871)
  • 1787-04-26 Ludwig Uhland, German writer, born in Tübingen, Württemberg (d. 1862)
  • 1787-12-16 Mary Russell Mitford, English writer (d. 1855)
  • 1787-12-28 Hermanus J Abbring, Dutch writer/engineer on Curacao
  • 1788-03-01 Gheorghe Asachi, Romania, writer/humanist/politician
  • 1790-05-12 [Johannes] Carsten Hauch, Danish writer
  • 1790-10-21 Alphonse-Marie Louis de Lamartine, Macon France, writer (René)
  • 1790-10-30 Rinse Posthumus, Frisian writer
  • 1791-04-24 Nikolaj A Bestuzhev, Russia, writer/painter (Account about Holland)
  • 1791-09-20 Sergei T Aksakov, Russian writer (Semejnaja chronika)
  • 1792-06-19 Gustav Schwab, German writer, born in Stuttgart (d. 1850)
  • 1793-03-03 Charles Sealsfield [Carl Anton Postl], Austrian-American writer, born in Popice u Znojma, Moravia (d. 1864)
  • 1793-03-11 Jan F Willems, Flemish writer/philologist
  • 1793-07-20 Aleksander Fredro, Polish comedy writer (Pan Jowiolski)
  • 1794-05-17 Anna Brownell Jameson, writer, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1795-02-08 Moritz G [Moses] Saphir, Hungarian journalist/serial writer
  • 1795-09-06 Frances Wright, English writer and lecturer (d. 1852)
  • 1796-04-24 Karl Leberecht Immermann, German writer, born in Magdeburg (d. 1840)
  • 1796-06-22 Nikoli A Poveloi, Russian writer/publisher (Sotsjinenija) [OS]
  • 1796-07-03 Nikoli A Poveloi, Russian writer/publisher (Sotsjinenija) [NS]
  • 1796-10-04 John Richardson, Canadian writer (Wacousta, or the prophecy)
  • 1796-10-24 August v Platen, writer
  • 1797-01-10 Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, German writer (d. 1848)
  • 1797-03-27 Alfred V Comte de Vigny, French musketeer/writer (Moise, Chatterton)
  • 1797-10-04 Jeremias Gotthelf [Albert Bitzius], writer (The Black Spider), born in Murten, Switzerland (d. 1854)
  • 1798-01-14 Isaac da Costa, Dutch writer/lawyer
  • 1798-04-02 H v Fallersleben, writer
  • 1798-06-21 Wolfgang Menzel, German writer (d. 1873)
  • 1799-06-06 Alexander Pushkin, Russian writer and poet (Eugene Onegin) (5/26 OS)
  • 1801-04-11 Claude Tillier, French journalist/writer (My Uncle Benjamin)
  • 1801-12-11 Christian Dietrich Grabbe, German dramatist, born in Detmold, Lippe (d. 1836)
  • 1802-01-06 Ion Heliade-Radulescu, Romania, author/novelist/writer (Gramatica)
  • 1802-09-13 Arnold Ruge, German philosopher and writer (d. 1880)
  • 1802-11-29 Wilhelm Hauff, German writer, born in Stuttgart (d. 1827)
  • 1803-01-15 Marjory Fleming, Scottish writer and poet (d. 1811)
  • 1803-04-07 Flora Tristan, French writer and social activist, born in Paris (d. 1844)
  • 1803-08-13 Vladimir Odoevsky, Russian philosopher and writer (d. 1869)
  • 1803-11-14 Jacob Abbott, American writer (d. 1879)
  • 1804-05-05 Jacob Kats, Flemish writer (Earthly Paradise)
  • 1804-12-23 Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve, French critic/writer (Informal Talk)
  • 1805-02-04 William H Ainsworth, English writer (Old St Paul's, Rookwood)
  • 1805-03-16 Peter Ernst von Lasaulx, German philosopher and writer (d. 1861)
  • 1805-07-29 Alexis de Tocqueville, France, statesman/writer (Democracy in America)
  • 1805-09-02 Esteban Echeverría, Argentine writer (d. 1851)
  • 1805-09-06 Horatio Greenough, US, neo-classical sculptor/writer (Form & Function)
  • 1806-01-20 Nathaniel Willis, writer/editor/founder (American Monthly Mag)
  • 1806-07-20 John Sterling, writer (Representative Victorian)
  • 1807-06-30 Friedrich T Vischer, German philosopher/writer (Auch einer)
  • 1807-07-22 Karolina Pawlowa, writer
  • 1808-05-22 Gérard de Nerval [Gérard Labrunie], French writer, born in Paris (d. 1855)
  • 1808-06-17 Everhardus J Potgieter, Dutch writer/publisher (The Guide)
  • 1808-11-02 Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly, French writer (d. 1889)
  • 1809-01-01 John Pieter Heije, Dutch physician/writer/poet (Silver Fleet)
  • 1809-03-31 Edward FitzGerald, England, writer (Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam)
  • 1809-07-08 Ljudwit Gaj, Croatian writer/poet (Pjesma iz Zagorja)
  • 1809-09-21 Sophia Hawthorne, Salem Massachusetts, American writer, painter and illustator
  • 1810-03-27 Adolf Glassbrenner, German satirical writer, born in Berlin (d. 1876)
  • 1810-04-06 Philip Gosse, intentor of institutional aquarium, writer (Omphalos)
  • 1810-05-29 Juan B Alberdi, [Figarillo], Argentina politician/writer
  • 1810-06-17 Ferdinand Freiligrath, German poet and translator, born in Detmold, Principality of Lippe (d. 1876)
  • 1810-12-11 Alfred de Musset, writer (Un Caprice, Bettine), born in Paris, France
  • 1811-01-09 Gilbert Abbott à Beckett, English writer (d. 1856)
  • 1811-08-30 Thomas Gautier, writer
  • 1811-08-31 Theophile Gautier, Tarbas France, writer/poet (Albertus)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 300 of 2,132

  • 1768-03-18 Lawrence Sterne, writer (Sentimental Journey France & Italy), dies
  • 1768-05-16 Cornelis Writer, fleet supervisor, dies at about 81
  • 1769-12-13 C F Gellert, writer, dies at 54
  • 1772-03-26 Charles Pinot Duclos, French writer (b. 1704)
  • 1773-01-21 Alexis Piron, French writer (b. 1689)
  • 1773-05-15 Alban Butler, English Catholic priest and writer (b. 1710)
  • 1773-08-03 Stanisław Konarski, Polish writer (b. 1700)
  • 1773-08-22 George Lyttelton, English writer and politician (b. 1709)
  • 1773-11-16 John Hawkesworth, English writer
  • 1774-08-11 Tiphaigne de la Roche, French writer (b. 1722)
  • 1775-06-23 Karl Ludwig, Freiherr von Pöllnitz, German adventurer and writer (b. 1692)
  • 1775-11-21 John Hill, British writer
  • 1776-04-29 Edward Wortley Montagu, English traveler and writer (b. 1713)

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1778-05-30 Voltaire [Francois-Marie Arouet], French writer, philosopher and playwright (Candide), dies at 83

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher
Voltaire
  • 1778-07-03 Jean-Jacques Rousseau, French writer/composer (Pygmalion), dies
  • 1778-08-11 Augustus Montague Toplady, hymn writer (Rock of Ages), dies
  • 1778-08-28 Jacob Wallenberg, Swedish writer/shipminister, dies
  • 1783-09-06 Bertinazzi, Italian actor and writer (b. 1710)

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1784-07-31 Denis Diderot, French writer/philosopher, dies at 70

Enlightenment Philosopher Denis Diderot
Enlightenment Philosopher
Denis Diderot
  • 1784-12-13 Samuel Johnson, English writer and lexicographer (b. 1709)
  • 1785-04-14 William Whitehead, English writer and poet, British Poet Laureate (1757-85), dies at about 70
  • 1785-11-18 Louis Philip I, Duke of Orléans, French soldier and writer (b. 1725)
  • 1787-12-18 Soame Jenyns, English writer (b. 1704)
  • 1788-03-29 Charles Wesley, hymn writer, dies
  • 1789-01-23 Frances Brooke, English writer (b. 1724)

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1790-04-17 Benjamin Franklin, US, US Founding Father, inventor ambassador and writer (Poor Richards Almanac), dies at 84

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin
  • 1790-06-29 Feike H Van de Crew, Fries writer (Mayke Jakkelis), dies
  • 1790-12-12 Mikhail Shcherbatov, Russian philosopher and writer (b. 1733)
  • 1791-04-19 Richard Price, nonconformist minister/writer (Alabi's World), dies
  • 1791-05-09 Francis Hopkinson, US writer/music/lawyer, dies at 53
  • 1791-10-10 C F D Schubart, writer, dies
  • 1791-10-12 A L Karschin, writer, dies at 68
  • 1792-05-24 Jakob M R Lenz, writer (That Soldier), dies
  • 1792-08-25 Jacques Cazotte, French writer (b. 1719)
  • 1794-01-10 Georg Forster, German writer, naturalist (A Voyage Round the World) and revolutionary, dies at 39
  • 1794-04-13 Nicolas Chamfort, French writer (b. 1741)
  • 1794-06-08 G A Borger, writer, dies
  • 1795-04-30 Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, French writer and numismatist (b. 1716)
  • 1796-03-06 Guillaume Thomas François Raynal, French writer (b. 1713)
  • 1797-03-02 Horace [Horatio] Walpole, British horror writer, dies at 79
  • 1797-07-11 Ienăchiţă Văcărescu, Wallachian writer (b. 1740)
  • 1798-01-22 Matija A Reljkovic, Croatian writer (Satire of Wild Man), dies at 66
  • 1798-02-13 Wilhelm H Wackenroder, German writer (Fantasies of Art), dies at 24
  • 1798-02-25 Louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (b. 1716)

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1798-06-04 Giacomo Casanova, Italian adventurer/writer/librarian and womanizer, dies at 73

Adventurer, Writer and famous Lover Giacomo Casanova
Adventurer, Writer and famous Lover
Giacomo Casanova
  • 1799-02-24 Georg C Lichtenberg, German physicist/writer, dies at 56
  • 1799-12-31 Jean-François Marmontel, French historian and writer (b. 1723)
  • 1800-03-29 Marc René, marquis de Montalembert, French military engineer and writer (b. 1714)
  • 1801-03-25 Novalis [Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg], German romantic writer ('Heinrich von Ofterdingen), dies at 28
  • 1801-09-01 Robert Bage, English writer (Hermsprong), dies
  • 1802-09-24 Alexander Radishchev, Russian writer, commits suicide by drinking poison at 53
  • 1803-02-18 J W L Gleim, writer, dies
  • 1803-06-22 Wilhelm Heinse, writer, dies
  • 1803-08-28 Charles L Fournier, Flemish writer/painter, dies
  • 1803-10-08 Vittorio A Alfieri, Italian earl/writer (Filippo), dies at 54
  • 1803-11-05 Ch de Laclos, writer, dies
  • 1804-05-24 Simon Style, Fries medical/writer, dies at 73
  • 1804-11-23 Richard Graves, British writer (b. 1715)
  • 1805-08-03 Christopher Anstey, English writer (b. 1724)
  • 1805-11-08 Francois-Thomas de Baculard d'Arnaud, French writer, dies at 87
  • 1805-12-27 Belle van Zuylen, Dutch-Swiss writer (Trois Femmes), dies at 65
  • 1806-02-19 Elizabeth Carter, English writer (b. 1717)
  • 1806-10-31 Sophie Mereau, writer, dies at 36
  • 1807-02-18 Sophie von Laroche, German writer (History of Lady Sophia Sternheim), dies at 75
  • 1807-04-18 Erasmus Darwin, physician writer and botanist (Influence), dies (b. 1731)
  • 1807-12-19 Friedrich Melchior, baron von Grimm, German writer (b. 1723)
  • 1808-05-28 Richard Hurd, English bishop and writer (b. 1720)
  • 1808-09-05 John Home, Scottish writer (b. 1722)
  • 1808-09-13 Saverio Bettinelli, Italian writer (b. 1718)

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1809-06-08 Thomas Paine, English/American writer (Age of Reason, Common Sense), dies at 72

Voice of the American Revolution Thomas Paine
Voice of the American Revolution
Thomas Paine
  • 1810-06-13 Johann Gottfried Seume, German writer (Spaziergang nach Syrakus), dies at 47
  • 1811-01-08 Friedrich Nicolai, writer, dies
  • 1812-02-06 Carlo Goldoni, writer, dies at 104
  • 1812-11-15 Eagle Fokke Simonsz, writer (Year 3000), dies at about 57
  • 1813-01-20 C M Wieland, writer, dies at 79
  • 1814-01-21 Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, French writer and botanist (b. 1737)
  • 1814-06-15 Charles Palissot de Montenoy, French writer/politician, dies at 84
  • 1814-09-22 A W Iffland, writer, dies

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1814-12-02 Marquis de Sade, French philosopher and writer (Justine), dies at 74. The words sadism and sadist are derived from his name.

Philosopher and Writer Marquis de Sade
Philosopher and Writer
Marquis de Sade
  • 1815-01-21 M Claudius, writer, dies at 74
  • 1816-08-09 Johann August Apel, German jurist and writer (b. 1771)
  • 1817-10-16 Manuel C Piar, Curacaos/Venezulian freedom writer, dies
  • 1818-02-28 Adriaan Loosjes Pzn, Dut publisher/writer (Moral Stories), dies at 56
  • 1819-03-10 Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, writer, dies
  • 1819-03-23 August v Kotzebue, writer, dies
  • 1819-06-26 Slome Duikelar, [Abraham J Swalff], Yiddish writer, dies
  • 1821-02-26 Joseph de Maistre, Savoyard diplomat and writer (b. 1753)
  • 1822-04-03 Friedrich Bertuch, writer, dies
  • 1822-06-25 Ernst T Amadeus Hoffmann, German writer/judge/composer, dies at 46
  • 1824-02-08 Rhijnvis Feith, Dutch mayor/writer (Zwolle, Julia), dies at 71
  • 1824-05-26 Capel Lofft, English writer (b. 1751)
  • 1824-06-21 Étienne Aignan, French writer (b. 1773)
  • 1825-04-10 Paul-Louis Courier, (Mere), French writer/interpreter, dies at 53
  • 1825-04-16 John Henry Fuseli, painter/art writer (Tracks in the Snow), dies at 84
  • 1825-11-14 Jean Paul, writer, dies at 62
  • 1826-04-03 Reginald Heber, bishop & hymn writer, dies
  • 1826-06-03 Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzin, Russian writer (b. 1766)
  • 1826-09-22 Johann Peter Hebel, German writer (Allemannische Gedichte), dies at 66
  • 1826-10-03 Jens I Baggesen, Danish writer/linguist (Labyrinth), dies
  • 1827-06-26 Christian A Vulpius, German writer (Ornaldo Ornaldini), dies