Writer in History (Part 5)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 2,669

  • 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]
  • 1837-02-24 Rosalía de Castro, Santiago de Compostela Galician writer and poet ('Séculos Escuros') (d. 1885)
  • 1837-04-03 John Burroughs, writer/nature enthusiast (Burroughs Medal namesake)
  • 1837-05-31 Ernest Daudet, French writer (White Terror)
  • 1837-10-29 Harriet Powers, US, slave/writer (Creation of Animals)
  • 1838-02-16 Henry Adams, historian, writer (Education of Henry Adams), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1838-06-04 Servaas Daems, [Peeter Klein], Flemish writer (Lute & Flute)
  • 1838-06-17 Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyaya/Chatterjee, Bengali writer and poet (Vande Mataram)
  • 1838-10-06 Giuseppe Cesare Abba, Italian patriot and writer (d. 1910)
  • 1838-11-07 Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, French writer (d. 1889)
  • 1839-03-09 Phoebe Knapp, American hymn writer (d. 1908)
  • 1839-05-08 Francis W Warre-Cornish, English vice-provost of Eton/writer
  • 1839-06-21 Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, Brazilian writer (Epitaph of a small winner), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1908)
  • 1839-08-04 Walter Pater, writer (Plato & Platoism), born in London, England
  • 1839-09-02 Henry George, land reformer/writer (Progress & Poverty)
  • 1839-09-25 [Wilhel]Mina JPR Kruseman, writer/feminist
  • 1840-03-05 Constance Fenimore Woolson, NH, writer (Jupiter Lights)
  • 1840-04-19 Andrea Bezzola, writer
  • 1840-05-13 L-M Alphonse Daudet, French writer (Tartarin of Tarascon)
  • 1840-06-03 Eugeen van Oye, Flemish writer/poet (Morning Twilight)
  • 1840-08-17 Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League)
  • 1840-09-02 Giovanni Verga, Italian writer (Eros)
  • 1840-09-28 Rudolf Baumbach, Thuringia [Germany], writer of student drinking songs
  • 1840-10-05 John Addington Symonds, British historian and writer (Probs in Greek Ethics)
  • 1841-09-13 Johannes de Koo, Dutch journalist/stage writer
  • 1842-02-25 Karl May, German writer (Old Shatterhand/Winnetou)
  • 1842-04-25 Antonio Fogazzarro, Italian writer/poet (Il santo/Leila)

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1842-06-24 Ambrose Bierce, American writer and satirist (Devil's Dictionary, Nuggets & Dust), born in Meigs County, Ohio (d. 1914)

Writer & Satirist Ambrose Bierce
Writer & Satirist
Ambrose Bierce
  • 1843-02-22 Affonso de Escragnolle Taunay, France/Brazil writer (Inocencia)
  • 1843-12-29 Elisabeth of Wied (pen name was Carmen Sylva), queen of Romania and writer (d. 1916)
  • 1844-03-04 Josip Jurcic, Slovenian writer (10th Brother)
  • 1844-04-16 Anatole France, writer (Thaïs, Wickerwork Woman, Nobel 1921)
  • 1844-10-12 George W Cable, American writer (Northampton Years)
  • 1846-03-20 Auguste Bender, writer
  • 1846-04-04 Comte de Lautréamont, French writer (d. 1870)
  • 1846-04-30 Rosalie Amstein, writer
  • 1846-05-25 Naim Frashëri, Albanian poet and writer(d. 1900)
  • 1846-06-04 Josef Sittard, music writer
  • 1846-07-11 Leon Bloy, French writer (d. 1917)
  • 1846-08-16 Justus van Maurik, Dutch cigar manufacturer/writer/editor (Groene)
  • 1846-08-22 B Amalie Skram-Alver, Norway, writer (Hellemyrsfolket)
  • 1846-10-21 Edmondo de Amicis, Italian writer (Cuore)
  • 1847-04-07 J. P. [Jens Peter] Jacobsen, Danish writer (Niels Lyhne), born in Thisted, Jutland (d. 1885)
  • 1847-06-06 Gerben Postma, [Ids], Frisian writer (Swealtsjeblommen)
  • 1847-08-20 Bolesław Prus, Polish writer (d. 1912)
  • 1847-12-09 George Grossmith, English actor/writer (d. 1912)
  • 1847-12-17 Émile Faguet, French writer and critic (d. 1916)
  • 1848-01-18 Ioan Slavici, Transylvanian writer (d. 1925)
  • 1848-02-05 Joris-Karl Huysmans, France, writer (Against the Grain)
  • 1848-02-17 Louisa Lawson, Australian suffragist and writer (d. 1920)
  • 1848-02-24 C Grant B Allen, Canadian writer (Woman Who Did)
  • 1848-08-12 Macellus Emants, Dutch writer/poet (Along the Nile)
  • 1848-10-05 Guido von List, German writer (d. 1919)
  • 1849-02-04 Jean Richepin, French poet/writer (Les Chansons de Gueux)
  • 1849-02-18 Alexander L. Kielland, Norwegian writer and politician (Garman og Worse)
  • 1849-07-19 Ferdinand Brunetière, French writer and critic (d. 1906)
  • 1849-12-21 James Lane Allen, US writer (Kentucky Cardinal)
  • 1850-01-14 Pierre Loti, French writer (d. 1923)
  • 1850-02-16 Octave Mirbeau, France, writer (Journal of a Lady's Maid)
  • 1850-08-03 Paul A Daum, Dutch writer/founder/editor (Batavian Newspaper)
  • 1851-01-27 Rafael Obligado, Argentina, writer (Santos Vega)
  • 1851-02-08 Kate O'Flaherty Chopin, writer, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1904)
  • 1851-04-24 Eduardo Acevedo Diaz, Uruguaian writer (Ismael, Grito de Gloria)
  • 1851-05-01 Laza Lazarević, Serbian writer and psychiatrist (d. 1891)
  • 1851-09-15 Emilia Pardo Bazan, Spanish countess/writer (Sirena Negra)
  • 1852-03-05 Isabella Gregory, Ireland, writer/playwright (Golden Apple)
  • 1852-03-22 Theodor Birt, [Beatus Rhenanus], German classical/writer
  • 1852-08-22 Alfredo Oriani, Italian writer (Political Struggle in Italy)
  • 1852-10-31 Mary E W Freeman, US writer (Revolt of Mother)
  • 1853-04-30 Alfred Berger, Austrian playwright, born in Vienna (d. 1912)
  • 1853-07-27 Vladimir Korolenko, Russian writer (d. 1921)
  • 1853-11-12 Oskar Panizza, German writer (Das Liebeskonzil), born in Bad Kissingen, Bavaria (d. 1921)
  • 1853-12-21 Isolde Kurz, German writer/poetess (Meine Mutter)
  • 1854-03-14 Alexandru Macedonski, Romanian writer (d. 1920)
  • 1854-05-27 Georges Eekhoud, Belgian writer (Jeune Belgium)
  • 1854-08-12 Johannes P Kelly, Dutch [Kellij], actor/operetta writer
  • 1854-09-02 Hans Jæger, Norwegian writer and political activist (d. 1910)
  • 1855-03-24 Olive Schreiner, South African writer (Portrait of a South African Woman)
  • 1855-05-15 Eduard von Keyserling, Baltic German writer (Dritte Stiege)
  • 1855-05-21 Emile A G Verhaeren, Belgian poet/writer (Les Flammes Hautes)
  • 1855-07-07 Ludwig Ganghofer, German writer (d. 1920)
  • 1855-10-12 Jacobus of Looy, Dutch writer/painter (Death of My Cat) [or 9/12]
  • 1855-12-30 Heinrich Hart, German writer (Song of Humanity)
  • 1856-02-14 Frank Harris, England, journalist/writer (My Life & Loves)
  • 1856-02-15 Frank Harris, Galway England, writer
  • 1856-03-07 Matilde Serao, [Tuffolina], Italian writer (Land of Cockayne)
  • 1856-06-30 Gerrit Kalff, writer (history of Dutch writers)
  • 1856-08-20 Jakub Bart-Ćišinski, Sorbian writer (d. 1909)
  • 1856-08-27 Iwan Franko, Ukrainian writer and political activist, born in Nahuievychi, Galicia (d. 1916)
  • 1856-09-23 William Archer, Scotland, writer (Green Goddess)
  • 1857-01-09 Henry B Fuller, American writer (Under the Skylights)
  • 1857-04-20 Hermann Bang, Danish writer, born in Asserballe (d. 1912)
  • 1857-04-29 Edouard Rod, France/Swiss writer (Mishel' Tes'e)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 401 - 500 of 2,258

  • 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 of stroke 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)
  • 1871-04-21 Elisabeth Grube, writer, dies
  • 1871-12-16 Willibald Alexis, German writer (Schloss Avalon), dies at 73
  • 1872-04-20 Ljudwit Gaj, Croatian writer/poet (Pjesma iz Zagorja), dies at 62
  • 1872-09-02 Nicolai Grundtvig, Danish writer and philosopher (b. 1783)
  • 1872-10-23 Theophile Gautier, French poet/writer/historian/critic, dies at 61
  • 1872-11-28 Mary Fairfax Somerville, British scientific writer (b. 1780)
  • 1872-12-31 Aleksis Kivi, [Stenvall], Finnish writer/poet (Kanervala), dies at 38
  • 1873-02-07 Sheridan Le Fanu, Irish writer (b. 1814)
  • 1873-04-28 A Manzoni, writer, dies at 88
  • 1873-05-14 Gideon Brecher, Austrian physician and writer (b. 1797)
  • 1873-09-20 Lulu Strauss und Torney, German poetess/writer, dies
  • 1873-09-28 Emile Gaboriau, detective writer (Monsieur Lecoq), dies at 37
  • 1874-01-08 Charles Etienne Brasseur de Bourbourg, French writer and historian (b. 1814)
  • 1874-01-19 H v Fallersleben, writer, dies at 75
  • 1874-07-12 Fritz Reuter, German writer, dies at 63
  • 1875-01-23 Charles Kingsley, English vicar and writer (Westward Ho!), dies at 55
  • 1875-02-03 Everhardus J Potgieter, writer (Liedekens van Bontekoe), dies at 66
  • 1875-04-07 Georg Herwegh, writer, dies at 57

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1875-08-04 Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author of 150 fairy tales (The Ugly Duckling, The Snow Queen), dies at 70

  • 1875-10-24 Raffaello Carboni, Italian writer
  • 1875-12-20 Michail P Pogodin, Russian historian/writer (Povesti), dies at 75
  • 1876-02-24 Jan Pieter Heije, Dutch physician/writer/poet, dies at 67
  • 1876-03-18 Ferdinand Freiligrath, German poet and translator, dies at 65
  • 1876-04-03 Henriette Davidis, writer, dies
  • 1876-05-24 Henry Kingsley, English/Australian writer, dies at 46
  • 1876-06-01 Christo Botew, writer, dies
  • 1876-06-07 George Sand, writer, dies at 71
  • 1876-07-15 Aleksander Fredro, Polish comedy writer (Zemstra), dies at 82
  • 1876-09-25 Adolf Glassbrenner, German satirical writer, dies at 66
  • 1877-12-12 Jose M de Alencar, Brazilian writer/minister of Justice, dies at 48
  • 1879-02-11 Willem J van Zeggelen, Dutch author/novelist/writer, dies at 67
  • 1879-09-28 Nathan C Meeker, US, poet/writer, murdered
  • 1879-10-14 F Kornberger, writer, dies at 58
  • 1879-10-28 Marie Roch Louis Reybaud, French writer (b. 1799)
  • 1880-03-25 Ludmilla Assing, writer, dies
  • 1881-02-02 Aleksej F Pisemski, Russian writer (Clodhopper), dies at 59

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1881-04-19 Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, British Prime Minister (Tory: 1868, 1874-80) and writer, dies of bronchitis at 76

British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli
British Prime Minister
Benjamin Disraeli
  • 1881-05-03 Josip Jurcic, Slovic writer (Schone Vida), dies
  • 1881-05-11 Henri-Frederic Amiel, Swiss/French writer (Journal Intime), dies at 59
  • 1881-07-26 George Borrow, writer, dies
  • 1881-11-07 John MacHale, Irish Archbishop (Tuam) and writer (b. 1791)
  • 1881-12-13 August Senoa, Croatian writer (Kletva [The Curse]), dies at 43
  • 1882-01-03 William H Ainsworth, English writer (Guy Fawkes), dies at 76
  • 1882-12-06 A Trollope, writer, dies
  • 1883-09-03 Iwan Turgenjew, writer, dies at 64
  • 1884-04-06 Emanuel Geibel, writer, dies at 68
  • 1884-06-18 Juan B Alberdi, [Figarillo], Argentine writer (Crime of War), dies at 74
  • 1884-08-01 Heinrich Laube, writer, dies
  • 1885-01-06 Peter C Asbjornsen, Norwegian fairy tale writer, dies at 72
  • 1885-02-14 Jules Vallès, French writer (b. 1832)
  • 1885-04-30 J. P. [Jens Peter] Jacobsen, Danish writer (Niels Lyhne), dies of tuberculosis at 38

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1885-05-22 Victor(-Marie) Hugo, French writer (Les Miserables), dies at 83

Author Victor Hugo
Author
Victor Hugo
  • 1885-05-29 Alfred von Meissner, Austria physician/writer (Ziska), dies at 63
  • 1885-07-15 Rosalia de Castro, Spanish writer and poet in the Galician language ('Séculos Escuros') (b. 1837)
  • 1886-01-18 Michal Czajchovski, [Sadik Pasja], writer, dies
  • 1886-04-09 Joseph V von Scheffel, German writer (Ekkehard), dies at 60
  • 1886-05-01 Conrad Busken Huet, writer (Country of Rubens)
  • 1887-02-19 Multatuli [Eduard Douwes Dekker], Dutch writer (Max Havelaar), dies at 66
  • 1887-09-14 Friedrich T Vischer, German philosopher/writer (Auch einer), dies
  • 1887-10-12 Dinah Craik, English writer (John Halifax, Gentleman), dies at 61
  • 1888-12-02 Mehmed N Kemal Bey, Turkish writer/journalist (Vatan), dies at 47
  • 1889-04-23 Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly, French writer (b. 1808)
  • 1889-08-19 Jean MMPA de Villiers de l'isle-Adam, French writer (Axel), dies at 60
  • 1889-09-23 [William] Wilkie Collins, English writer (The Moonstone), dies at 65
  • 1890-09-03 Charles-A Chatrian, French writer (Waterloo), dies at 63

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1890-10-20 Richard Burton, English explorer and translator (Arabian Nights), dies at 69

Geographer, Explorer & Translator Richard Francis Burton
Geographer, Explorer & Translator
Richard Francis Burton
  • 1890-10-26 Collodi, [Carlo Lorenzini], Italian writer (Pinocchio), dies
  • 1891-03-15 Théodore de Banville, French writer (b. 1823)

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1891-09-28 Herman Melville, American writer (Billy Budd, Moby-Dick), dies at 72

Moby Dick Author Herman Melville
Moby Dick Author
Herman Melville
  • 1891-10-15 Gilbert Arthur a Beckett, English writer (b. 1837)
  • 1891-12-11 Johan C J van Schagen, Dutch poet/writer (Narrenwijsheid), dies
  • 1892-01-02 George B Airy, English astronomer/writer, dies at 90

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1892-10-06 Alfred Lord Tennyson, writer and British Poet Laureate, dies at 83

  • 1893-07-07 Guy de Maupassant, writer, dies at 42
  • 1893-12-14 Karolina Pawlowa, writer, dies at 86
  • 1894-01-19 Francois Haverschmidt, Dutch writer, dies at 58
  • 1894-04-08 Bankim C Chattopadhyaya, writer (Mrinalini, Anandamath), dies at 55
  • 1894-07-05 Betty Paoli, writer, dies
  • 1894-07-18 Leconte de Lisle, writer, dies at 75
  • 1894-10-07 Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., American writer (b. 1809)
  • 1895-03-05 Nikolai Leskow, writer, dies at 64
  • 1895-03-06 Camilla Collett, Norwegian writer and feminist (b. 1813)
  • 1895-03-09 Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Austrian writer (Masochism), dies at 59
  • 1895-04-30 Gustav Freytag, writer, dies at 78
  • 1895-10-31 Franz Hedrich, Austria writer, dies at about 62
  • 1895-11-27 Alexandre Dumas fils, French writer and playwright (b. 1824), son of the French author of the same name
  • 1895-12-25 Raul d'Avila Pompeia, Brazilian writer (Boarding-school), dies at 32
  • 1895-12-30 LP Hartley, British writer, dies
  • 1896-02-15 E J Nicholson, writer, dies
  • 1896-03-26 Nanny v Hof, writer, dies
  • 1896-03-28 E Rundle Charles, writer, dies