Writer in History (Part 4)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 2,621

  • 1812-01-15 Peter C Asbjornsen, Norwegian fairy tale writer
  • 1812-04-06 Aaron Bernstein, writer
  • 1812-04-06 Alexander Herzen, Russian writer (d. 1870)
  • 1812-05-23 Henri A Esquiros, French poet/writer (Les Vierges Folles)
  • 1812-06-18 Ivan Goncharov, Russia, novelist/travel writer (Oblomov)
  • 1813-02-11 Otto Ludwig, German writer and critic (d. 1865)
  • 1813-03-18 Friedrich Hebbel, writer
  • 1813-03-20 Matthias Keller, German hymm writer (O Farther un High), born in Ulm, Württemberg (d. 1875)
  • 1814-01-10 Aubrey de Vere, Irish writer (Victorian Observer)
  • 1814-08-28 Sheridan le Fanu, Irish writer (d. 1873)
  • 1814-09-08 Charles-Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg, French writer and historian (d. 1874)
  • 1814-09-13 Nicolas Beets [Hildebrand], Dutch writer (Camera Obscura) and theologian, born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1903)
  • 1814-10-03 Mikhail Yurevich Lermontov, Russian poet/writer (Demon & other poems)
  • 1815-08-02 Adolf Friedrich von Schack, German writer (d. 1894)
  • 1815-08-29 Anna Ella Carroll, US, civil war writer (Reconstruction)
  • 1815-10-17 Emanuel Geibel, writer
  • 1816-07-13 Gustav Freytag, writer
  • 1817-01-31 Antony Winkler Prins, Dutch writer (Groiler Encyclopaedia)
  • 1817-04-18 George Henry Lewes, English philosophical writer (Life of Goethe)
  • 1817-05-31 Georg Herwegh, German poet, born in Stuttgart (d. 1875)
  • 1817-08-24 Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Russian poet, writer and playwright (d. 1875)
  • 1817-09-05 Aleksei K Tolstoi, [Kozjma Prutkov], Russian poet/writer [NS]
  • 1818-02-12 Otto Ludwig, German writer (Die Heiterethei)
  • 1818-09-13 Olivier Gloux, [Aimard], Fren world explorer/writer (Grande Flibuste)
  • 1818-10-22 Leconte de Lisle, writer
  • 1819-02-08 John Ruskin, writer/critic/artist/Gothic Revivalist (Prerafaelite)
  • 1819-02-14 Christopher Sholes, Mooresburg Penn, newspaper man, politician and inventor of the typewriter
  • 1819-02-19 Mark Prager Lindo, English/Dutch author/novelist/writer
  • 1819-07-19 Gottfried Keller, German-Swiss poet and novelist, born in Zurich (d. 1890)
  • 1819-09-06 Nicolae Filimon, Romania, writer/critic (Ciocoii Vechi Si Noi)
  • 1819-12-30 Theodor Fontane, German writer (Effi Briest)
  • 1820-02-02 Hans E Schack, Danish politician/writer (Phantasterne)
  • 1820-03-02 Multatuli [Eduard Douwes Dekker], Dutch writer (Max Havelaar), born in Amsterdam (d. 1887)
  • 1821-02-11 Hermann Allmers, writer
  • 1821-03-23 Aleksej F Pisemski, Russian writer (Clodhopper)
  • 1821-09-27 Henri-Frederic Amiel, Swiss/French writer (Grains de Mil)
  • 1821-12-10 Nikolai A Nekrasov, Russian poet, writer and publisher (Russkije Zjenjshiny)
  • 1821-12-27 Jane Wilde, Irish poet, nationalist and mother of Oscar Wilde, born in Wexford (d. 1896)
  • 1822-02-08 Maxime Du Camp, France, writer/traveler (Les Buveurs de Cendres)

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1822-04-26 Frederick Law Olmsted, American writer and landscape architect (designed Central Park), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1903)

Landscape Architect and Writer Frederick Law Olmsted
Landscape Architect and Writer
Frederick Law Olmsted
  • 1822-05-20 Emile Erckmann, [E-Chatrian], French writer (Waterloo)
  • 1822-05-26 Edmond de Goncourt, French writer, wrote with his brother Jules de Goncourt, born in Nancy (d. 1896)
  • 1822-10-15 Alfred Meissner, Austrian physician/writer
  • 1823-03-14 Théodore de Banville, French writer (d. 1891)
  • 1823-06-30 Hendrik Jan Schimmel, Dutch writer/dramatist (2 Tudors)
  • 1823-08-11 Charlotte Mary Yonge, England, writer (Heir of Redclyffe)
  • 1824-01-08 [William] Wilkie Collins, English writer (Woman in White), born in London (d. 1889)
  • 1825-01-11 Bayard Taylor, U.S. poet and writer (d. 1878
  • 1825-01-21 Imre Madách, Hungarian writer (d. 1864)
  • 1825-10-11 Conrad Ferdinand Meyer, Swiss writer, born in Zürich (d. 1898)
  • 1826-01-06 Herman Grimm, Germany, writer/novelist (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  • 1826-02-16 Joseph V von Scheffel, German writer (Gaudeamus)
  • 1826-04-20 Dinah Craik, English writer (John Halifax, Gentleman), born in Stoke-on-Trent (d. 1887)
  • 1826-08-06 Thomas Alexander Browne, Australian writer (d. 1915)
  • 1826-12-18 Charles-A Chatrian, [Erckmann-C], French writer (L'ami Fritz)
  • 1827-09-05 Goffredo Mameli, Italian poet and writer (d. 1849)
  • 1827-10-21 Petrus PM Alberdingk Thijm, Dutch historian/writer
  • 1827-11-17 Petko Slavejkov, Bulgarian writer (d. 1895)

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1828-02-08 Jules Verne, writer "Father of Science Fiction" (Around the World in 80 days), born in Nantes, France

Novelist Jules Verne
Novelist
Jules Verne
  • 1828-02-14 Edmond François Valentin About, French writer (d. 1885)
  • 1828-05-08 Jean Henri Dunant, Switz, writer/founder (Red Cross, YMCA, Nobel 1901)
  • 1828-10-08 Francisque Sarcey, French writer/critic
  • 1828-12-23 Mathilde Wesendonk, German writer/poet (Tagebuchblatter)
  • 1829-02-13 Gerard Keller, writer (Netherlands Spectator)
  • 1829-05-01 Jose M de Alencar, Brazilian writer/minister of Justice
  • 1829-07-05 Ignacio Mariscal, Writer and Mexican diplomat (d. 1910)
  • 1829-07-08 Pierre A Vicomte de Ponson du Terrail, French serial writer
  • 1830-01-02 Henry Kingsley, English Australian writer, born in Northamptonshire (d. 1876)
  • 1830-03-15 Paul von Heyse, Germany, writer (Nobel 1910)
  • 1830-03-26 Eliza Laurillard, Dutch vicar/poet/writer
  • 1830-05-20 Hector H Malot, French writer (Without Family)
  • 1830-09-13 Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Austrian writer (d. 1916)
  • 1831-01-26 Mary Mapes Dodge, American writer (Hans Brinker & the Silver Skates), born in NYC, New York
  • 1831-02-16 Nikolai Leskow, writer
  • 1831-03-23 Eduard Schlagintweit, German writer (d. 1866)
  • 1831-03-29 Amelia E. Barr, British-born American writer, born in Ulverston, Lancashire (d. 1919)
  • 1831-06-26 Julius Rodenberg, [Levy], German writer (Kriegs-Songs of War & Peace)
  • 1831-07-09 Johan P van der Kellen, Dutch stamp cutter/lithographer/writer
  • 1831-12-22 Mark Rutherford, writer
  • 1832-06-10 Edwin Arnold, English writer (Light of India)
  • 1832-10-12 Walter T Watts-Dunton, England, lawyer/poet/writer (Aylwin)
  • 1832-10-16 Vicente Riva Palacio, Mexico, writer/diplomat
  • 1832-11-09 Émile Gaboriau, French writer (d. 1873)
  • 1833-02-07 Ricardo Palma, Peru, writer/poet (Tradiciones Peruanas)
  • 1833-03-26 Betsy Perk, [Christina E], Dutch journalist/writer/feminist
  • 1833-09-30 Ferdinand von Saar, writer
  • 1834-02-09 Felix Dahn, German Historian, jurist and poet, born in Hamburg (d. 1912)
  • 1834-03-06 George du Maurier British illustrator and writer (d. 1896)
  • 1834-09-09 Joseph H Shorthouse, English writer (John Inglesant)
  • 1834-09-17 Edouard Pailleron, French attorney/stage writer
  • 1834-10-10 Aleksis Kivi, [Stenvall], Finland, writer/poet (Nummisuutarit)
  • 1835-02-14 Francois Haverschmidt, Dutch writer (Snikken en grimlachjes)
  • 1835-07-27 Giosuè Carducci, Italian writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1907)
  • 1835-10-31 Krišjānis Barons, Latvian writer (d. 1923)
  • 1836-01-02 Mendele Moykher Sforim, Jewish writer (d. 1917)
  • 1836-01-27 Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Austrian writer (masochism)
  • 1836-05-17 Virginie Loveling, Belgian writer and poet (d. 1923)
  • 1836-08-14 Walter Besant, writer/philanthropist (Rebel Queen)
  • 1836-12-15 Edmond Picard, French/Belgian lawyer/writer (La forge Roussel)
  • 1837-01-05 A Ch Swinburne, writer [or Apr 5]

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 400 of 2,130

  • 1827-11-18 Wilhelm Hauff, German writer, dies at 24
  • 1830-01-17 W Waiblinger, writer, dies
  • 1830-12-08 H Benjamin Constant, French politician/writer, dies at 63
  • 1831-01-21 Achim v Arnim, writer, dies at 49

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1832-02-22 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German social philosopher (Faust), dies at 82

Social Philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Social Philosopher
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • 1832-03-22 J W Goethe, writer, dies at 82
  • 1832-09-21 Walter Scott, Scottish attorney/poet/writer (Ivanhoe), dies
  • 1833-05-10 Francois GJS Andrieux, French writer/politician, dies at 74
  • 1834-09-16 Antoine-Vincent Arnault, French writer (Guillaume the Nassau), dies
  • 1835-03-25 Friederike Blum, writer, dies
  • 1835-05-16 Felicia Dorothea Hemans, poet/hymn writer, dies
  • 1835-12-05 August v Platen, writer, dies at 39
  • 1836-04-07 William Godwin, English political writer (b. 1756)
  • 1836-09-12 Grabbe, writer, dies at 34
  • 1837-02-10 Alexander Pushkin, Russian poet and writer (Eugene Onegin), killed in a duel at 37 (1/29 OS)
  • 1837-02-12 Ludwig Borne [Loeb Baruch], German-Jewish writer, dies at 50
  • 1837-02-13 Mariano José de Larra, Spanish journalist and writer (b. 1809
  • 1837-06-14 Giacomo Leopardi, Italian writer (b. 1798)
  • 1837-06-19 Aleksander A Bestoezjev-Marlinsky, Russian writer, dies in battle
  • 1838-04-17 J Schopenhauer, writer, dies at 71
  • 1838-08-21 Adelbert von Chamisso, French writer (Peter Schlemihl), dies at 57
  • 1839-04-11 John Galt, Scottish writer (Last of the Lairds), dies at 59
  • 1840-08-25 Karl Leberecht Immermann, German writer, dies at 44
  • 1841-01-03 Wilhelmus Kist, writer/director of Dutch (Official) Gazette, dies at 82
  • 1841-04-29 A Bertrand, writer, dies
  • 1841-05-20 Joseph Blanco White, theological writert, dies
  • 1841-10-09 Karl F Schinkel, German painter/writer (Neue Wache), dies at 60
  • 1842-04-07 Henrik A Bjerregaard, Norw writer/poet (Fjeldeventyret), dies at 50
  • 1842-07-28 C Brentano, writer, dies at 63
  • 1842-10-02 William Ellery Channing, cleric/writer, dies
  • 1842-12-07 Thomas Hamilton, Scottish writer (b. 1789)
  • 1843-03-21 Robert Southey, English writer (The Story of the Three Bears), Poet Laureate (1813-43) and biographer (Nelson), dies at 68
  • 1844-09-27 Charles Nodier, French writer (History du chien the Brisquet), dies
  • 1844-10-12 Claude Tillier, French journalist/writer (My Uncle Benjamin), dies
  • 1844-11-14 Flora Tristan, French writer and social activist, dies at 41
  • 1845-05-02 August Pauly, German writer (Real Encyclopedia), dies at 48
  • 1845-05-15 Samuel I Wiselius, Dutch lawyer/businessman/writer, dies at 76
  • 1846-01-10 Etienne P de Senancour, French writer (De l'Amour), dies at 75
  • 1846-02-09 Henry Gally Knight, architect/writer, dies
  • 1846-02-22 Nikoli A Poveloi, Russian writer/publisher, dies at 49 [OS]
  • 1846-03-06 Nikoli A Poveloi, Russian writer/publisher, dies at 49 [NS]
  • 1847-05-20 Mary Lamb, writer, dies
  • 1848-05-25 Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, German writer (b. 1797)
  • 1848-05-31 Eugénie de Guérin, French writer (b. 1805)
  • 1848-06-27 Zschokke, writer, dies
  • 1849-09-03 Earnest Freiherr von Feuchtersleben, Austria writer/physician, dies

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1849-10-07 Edgar Allan Poe, American writer, poet and critic (The Pit and the Pendulum) considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre (Murders in the Rue Morgue), dies in Baltimore at 40

  • 1850-01-27 J Gottfried Schadow, German sculptor/cartoonist/writer, dies at 85
  • 1850-08-18 H de Balzac, writer, dies at 51
  • 1850-08-22 Nikolaus Lenau, writer, dies at 48
  • 1851-01-19 Esteban Echeverría, Argentine writer (b. 1805)
  • 1851-05-22 Mordecai Manuel Noah, American writer, journalist (b. 1755)
  • 1851-08-01 William Joseph Behr, German writer (b. 1775)
  • 1852-03-04 Nikolai Gogol, Russian writer and playwright, dies at 43
  • 1852-04-02 Theodor Althaus, writer, dies
  • 1852-05-12 John Richardson, Canadian writer (War of 1812), dies
  • 1852-09-14 James F Cooper, writer, dies at 62
  • 1853-04-28 Ludwig Tieck, German writer, dies at 79
  • 1854-02-17 Hugues F R de Lamennais, French priest/writer, dies at 71
  • 1854-04-15 Arthur Aikin, English chemist, mineralogist, and writer (b. 1773)
  • 1854-10-22 Jeremias Gotthelf [Albert Bitzius], Swiss writer (The Black Spider), dies at 57
  • 1854-12-09 Almeida Garrett, Portuguese writer (b. 1799)
  • 1855-01-25 Dorothy Wordsworth, English writer, brother of William Wordsworth, dies at 83
  • 1855-01-26 Gérard de Nerval, French writer (b. 1808)
  • 1855-05-27 Nikolaj A Bestoezjev, Russ writer/painter (Account of Holland), dies
  • 1856-08-29 Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck, British Christian writer (b. 1778)
  • 1856-08-30 Gilbert Abbott à Beckett, English writer (b. 1811)
  • 1857-07-29 Thomas Dick, Scottish scientific teacher and writer (b. 1774)
  • 1859-01-20 B v Arnim, writer, dies at 73
  • 1859-04-30 Sergei T Aksakov, Russian writer (Bagrova-vnuka), dies at 67
  • 1859-07-20 Hans E Schack, Danish politician/writer (Fantasy), dies
  • 1859-08-10 George Staunton, writer
  • 1859-09-28 Rinse Posthumus, Fries writer, dies

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1859-12-16 Wilhelm Grimm, writer, dies at 73

  • 1860-05-14 Ludwig Bechstein, German writer (b. 1801)
  • 1861-05-09 Peter Ernst von Lasaulx, German philosopher and writer (b. 1805)

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1861-06-29 Elizabeth Barrett Browning, British poet and writer ("How Do I Love thee"), dies at 55

  • 1862-02-21 Justinus A C Kerner, German family doctor/poet/writer, dies at 75

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1862-05-06 Henry David Thoreau, US writer/pacifist (Walden Pond), dies at 44

Naturalist/Pacifist Henry David Thoreau
Naturalist/Pacifist
Henry David Thoreau

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1863-09-20 Jacob Grimm, German philologist, folklorist and editor of "Grimm's Fairy Tales", dies at 78

Author Jacob Grimm
Author
Jacob Grimm
  • 1863-12-13 Friedrich Hebbel, writer, dies at 50
  • 1863-12-24 W M Thackeray, writer, dies at 52
  • 1864-02-15 Israel Zangwill, writer/Zionist/philanthropist, dies

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1864-05-19 Nathaniel Hawthorne, American writer (The Scarlet Letter), dies at 59

  • 1864-05-26 Charles Sealsfield, Austrian-American writer, dies at 71
  • 1865-01-16 Edmond François Valentin About, French writer (b. 1828)
  • 1865-02-25 Otto Ludwig, German writer (Zwischen Himmel und Erde), dies at 47
  • 1865-06-15 Edmun Ruffin, US secessionist/writer, commits suicide
  • 1865-12-24 Sir Charles Lock Eastlake, British painter and writer (b. 1793)
  • 1866-01-15 M T d'Azeglio, writer, dies
  • 1866-08-06 John Mason Neale, English divine, scholar and hymnwriter (b. 1818)
  • 1869-10-13 Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve, Fren writer (Tableau Historique), dies
  • 1870-01-21 Alexander Herzen, Russian writer (b. 1812)

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1870-06-09 Charles Dickens, English writer (David Copperfield, Oliver Twist), dies at 58

Novelist Charles Dickens
Novelist
Charles Dickens
  • 1870-06-20 Jules de Goncourt, French writer, wrote with his brother Edmond de Goncourt, dies at 39
  • 1870-11-24 Comte de Lautréamont, French writer (b. 1846)

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1870-12-05 Alexandre Dumas, French writer ('The Three Musketeers', 'The Count of Monte Cristo') dies at 68

  • 1871-01-10 Pierre A du Terrail, French writer, dies at 41
  • 1871-01-29 Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé, French Canadian writer and Seigneur (b. 1786)