Writer in History (Part 6)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 2,621

  • 1859-02-13 Frank van de Goes, Dutch writer/marxist theorist
  • 1859-05-02 Jerome Klapka Jerome, English writer (d. 1927)
  • 1859-05-03 Andy Adams, US writer (Log of a Cowboy)
  • 1859-07-13 Sydney Webb, England, writer/husband of Beatrice Potter
  • 1859-08-04 Knut Hamsun, Norway, writer/Nazi (Hunger-Nobel 1920)
  • 1859-09-11 Vjenceslav Novak, Croatian writer (d. 1905)
  • 1859-09-21 Cyriel Buysse, Flemish baron/writer (Sursum Corda, Ace Knave)

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1859-10-20 John Dewey, American philosopher, educational theorist and writer (learn by doing), born in Burlington, Vermont (d. 1952)

Philosopher, Psychologist, Writer John Dewey
Philosopher, Psychologist, Writer
John Dewey
  • 1860-02-06 Johan [Eliza J] de Meester, Dutch journalist/writer (Geertje)
  • 1860-02-24 Daniel Berkeley Updike, printer/publisher/writer (Printing Types)
  • 1860-04-03 Frederik W van Eeden, Dutch utopian writer (Walden)
  • 1860-07-03 Charlotte Perkins Gilman, American feminist, writer and lecturer for social reform, born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1935)
  • 1860-09-14 Hamlin Garland, American writer (d. 1940)
  • 1861-01-14 Wilhelm von Polenz, German writer (Der Pfarrer von Breitendorf)
  • 1861-02-13 Uchimura Kanzo, religious writer (How I Became a Christian), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1861-04-19 Warden Oncle, [Edward Vermeulen], Flemish farmer/writer
  • 1861-04-27 Johan M Skjoldborg, Danish writer (Dynaes-Digte)

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1861-05-06 Rabindranath Tagore, Indian philosopher/poet/writer (Nobel 1913), born in Calcutta (d. 1941)

  • 1861-06-18 Jose FdT Coelho, Portuguese writer (Os Meus Amores)
  • 1861-09-11 Juhani Aho, Fins journalist/writer (Panu, Tuomio)
  • 1862-03-02 John Jay Chapman, US advocate/poet/writer (Learning & Other Essays)
  • 1862-06-21 Johannes Schlaf, writer
  • 1862-09-11 O Henry, [William Sydney Porter], American short story writer (d. 1910)
  • 1862-10-13 Mary Kingsley, English writer and explorer (d. 1900)
  • 1862-11-15 Adolf Bartels, German folk art writer
  • 1862-12-07 Paul Adam, French writer (La Bataille d'Uhde)
  • 1862-12-14 Alexander V Amfiteatrov, Russian/French/Italian writer [OS]
  • 1862-12-16 Eugene Demolder, Belgian writer (Sous la robe)
  • 1862-12-26 Alexander V Amfiteatrov, Russian/French/Italian writer [NS]
  • 1863-01-01 Aleko Konstantinov, Bulgarian writer (To Chicago & Back)
  • 1863-03-12 Gabriele D'Annunzio, Italy, writer/military hero (Intruder)
  • 1863-04-12 Raul d'Avila Pompeia, Brazilian writer (Boarding School)
  • 1863-04-26 Arno Holz, German writer (Phantasus), born in Rastenburg, East Prussia (d. 1929)
  • 1863-06-10 Louis M A Couperus, Dutch poet/writer (Eline Vere)
  • 1863-07-19 Hermann Bahr, Austria writer/director (New Men)
  • 1863-11-18 Richard Dehmel, writer
  • 1863-12-07 Svetolik Rankovic, Serbian writer (Forest King)
  • 1864-01-25 Julije Kempf, Croatian historian and writer (d. 1934)
  • 1864-02-22 Jules Renard, France, writer (Poil de Carotte)
  • 1864-04-01 Marie Jungius, Dutch fairy tale writer
  • 1864-04-30 Frans Netscher, Dutch writer/journalist (Studies of nude model)
  • 1864-07-18 Ricarda Huch, German writer and historian "First Lady of German humanism", born in Braunschweig (d. 1947)
  • 1864-09-22 Louis Van Deyssel, writer (Small Republic, One Love)
  • 1864-09-28 Barry E Odell Pain, English writer (Punch)
  • 1864-11-28 James Allen English writer (d. 1912)
  • 1864-12-03 Herman Heijermans Jr, Dutch writer (Kamertjeszonde, Diamond City)
  • 1865-02-12 Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland)
  • 1865-02-19 Adrian van Oordt, Dutch writer (neo-romantic)
  • 1865-03-10 Pim [Willem JH] Mulier, Dutch journalist/writer/sport-organizer
  • 1865-05-05 Nellie Bly, [Elizabeth Cochran Seaman], American journalist and writer (d. 1922)
  • 1865-06-28 Otto Julius Bierbaum, German writer/journalist (Remarkable Stories)
  • 1865-07-02 Lili Braun, Prussia, feminist/socialist writer (Im Schatten Titanen)
  • 1865-08-02 Irving Babbitt, US writer (Rousseau & Romanticism)
  • 1865-08-15 Johan[nes] B Schepers, Frisian writer (Braga)
  • 1865-09-08 Adolfo Albertazzi, Italian writer (Amore & Amore, Top)
  • 1865-09-23 Emmuska Orczy, Tarnaörs Hungary, Hungarian-born British writer (Scarlet Pimpernel)
  • 1865-10-04 Max Halbe, German playwright (Jugend), born in Güttland, Gdańsk (d. 1944)
  • 1865-10-11 Hans E Kinck, Norwegian philological/writer (Mot Karnaval)
  • 1865-10-23 Neltje Blanchan, American writer (d. 1918)
  • 1865-12-28 Félix E Vallotton, Switz/French painter/writer (Chaste Suzanna)
  • 1866-01-20 Richard Le Gallienne, English writer (Maker of Gainborg)
  • 1866-01-29 Romain Rolland, France, writer (Jean-Christophe) (Nobel 1915)
  • 1866-01-31 Emil Strauss, Germany, writer (Naked Man)
  • 1866-02-07 Raf[ael] Verhulst, [Koen Ravestein], Flemish writer (Jesus of Nazarus)
  • 1866-03-07 Paul Ernst, German writer, born in Elbingerode, Kingdom of Hanover (d. 1933)
  • 1866-05-26 John Eigenhuis, writer (Tough Workers)
  • 1866-06-20 Ivans, [Jacob van Schevichaven], Dutch lawyer/detective writer
  • 1866-07-11 R Beer-Hofmann, writer
  • 1866-09-10 Jeppe Aakjær, Danish writer (d. 1930)

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1866-09-21 H. G. Wells, English sci-fi author (War of the Worlds, Kipps), born in Bromley, Kent (d. 1946)

Author H. G. Wells
Author
H. G. Wells
  • 1866-09-27 Tryggve Andersen, Norwegian writer (Fra Cancelliraadens Dage)
  • 1867-01-21 Ludwig Thoma, German writer (d. 1921)
  • 1867-01-29 Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, Spain, writer (4 Horsemen of Apocalypse)
  • 1867-04-23 Simon Abramsz, Dutch teacher/writer (For the Young Ones)
  • 1867-06-15 Konstantin Balmont, Russian writer, born in Gumnishchi, Shuya (d. 1945)
  • 1867-06-28 Luigi Pirandello, Italy, writer (6 Characters-Nobel 1934)
  • 1867-08-12 Edith Hamilton, US, writer (Mythology)
  • 1867-08-23 Marcel Schwob, Frans writer/journalist (Le Croisade des Enfants)
  • 1867-12-22 Frantisek X Salda, Czech writer/critic
  • 1867-12-25 Alfred Kerr [Kempner], German-British writer, born in Breslau, Silesia (d. 1948)
  • 1868-01-19 Gustav Meyrink, writer

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1868-02-23 W. E. B. Du Bois, American civil rights activist and writer (Souls of Black Folk, born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts (d. 1963)

Civil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du Bois
Civil Rights Activist
W.E.B. Du Bois
  • 1868-03-03 Alain, [Emile-Auguste Chartier], French philosopher/writer
  • 1868-05-06 Gaston Leroux, French writer (d. 1927)
  • 1868-05-28 Claude Anet, [Jean Schopfer], French writer (Fille Perdue)
  • 1868-07-28 Thomas P Krag, Norwegian writer (Jon Graeff, Ulf Ran)
  • 1868-09-09 Mary Austin, Ill, feminist/nature writer (Land of Little Rain)
  • 1868-10-24 Alexandra David-Néel, French explorer and writer (d. 1969)
  • 1868-12-02 Francis Jammes, French poet/writer (Jammisme)
  • 1869-02-07 Jindrich S Baar, Czech pastor/writer (Jan Cimbura)
  • 1869-02-11 Else Lasker-Schüler, German writer (d. 1945)
  • 1869-02-27 Alice Hamilton, physician/writer (workmen's compensation laws)
  • 1869-03-14 Algernon Blackwood, British writer (d. 1951)
  • 1869-03-25 Gustaaf DFL Schamelhout, Flemish physician/writer
  • 1869-04-01 Peter A Egge, Norwegian writer (De Droom)
  • 1869-06-26 Martin Andersen Nexø, Danish writer (d. 1954)
  • 1869-09-04 Geert A D Wumkes, Frisian theologist/writer (Frision Movement)

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1869-11-22 Andre Gide, French writer (Lafcadio's Adventures-Nobel 1947), born in Paris (d. 1951)

Writer André Gide
Writer
André Gide
  • 1870-01-02 Ernst Barlach, German writer and artist, born in Wedel (d. 1938)
  • 1870-02-18 William Laurel Harris, American mural painter, writer (d. 1924)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 501 - 600 of 2,130

  • 1899-03-14 Emile Erckmann, French writer (Waterloo), dies at 76
  • 1899-03-18 Svetolik Rankovic, Serbian writer (Crushed Ideals), dies at 35
  • 1899-05-15 Francisque Sarcey, French writer (Le Temps), dies at 70
  • 1899-10-28 C Grant B Allen, Canada, British writer (Woman Who Did), dies
  • 1900-01-20 John Ruskin, English writer (Dearest Mama Talbot), dies of flu at 81
  • 1900-08-16 José Maria de Eça de Queirós, Portuguese writer, dies at 54
  • 1900-10-20 Charles Dudley Warner, US writer (As We Go), dies at 70
  • 1901-04-19 Alfred Horatio Belo, American newswriter and businessman (b. 1839)
  • 1901-06-16 Hermann Grimm, German writer/poet/historian, dies
  • 1902-05-05 Bret Harte, writer, dies at 65
  • 1902-06-18 Samuel Butler, British writer (Erewhom), dies at 66
  • 1902-09-28 Emile Zola, French writer (Nana/Germinal/J'accuse), dies at 62
  • 1902-10-25 Frank Norris, American journalist and writer (McTeague), dies at 32
  • 1903-02-22 Frederick William Farrar, writer/dean (Canterbury 1895-1903), dies
  • 1903-03-04 Joseph H Shorthouse, English writer (John Inglesant), dies at 68
  • 1903-03-13 Nicolas Beets [Hildebrand], Dutch writer (Camera Obscura) and theologian, dies at 88
  • 1903-07-17 James A McNeill Whistler, US/British writer (Bride Tomorrow), dies at 69
  • 1903-07-30 Servas Daems, [Peeter Klein], Flem writer (Wheelbarrows), dies at 65

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1903-08-28 Frederick Law Olmsted, American writer and landscape architect (designed Central Park), dies at 81

Landscape Architect and Writer Frederick Law Olmsted
Landscape Architect and Writer
Frederick Law Olmsted
  • 1904-02-01 Peter PM Alberdingk Thijm, Dutch historian/writer, dies at 76
  • 1904-02-22 Leslie Stephen, English writer and critic (b. 1832)
  • 1904-04-16 Samuel Smiles, Scottish writer and reformer (b. 1812)
  • 1904-05-07 Peter Hille, writer, dies

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1904-07-15 Anton Chekhov, Russian writer (Uncle Vanya), dies at 44

Author and Playwright Anton Chekhov
Author and Playwright
Anton Chekhov
  • 1904-08-22 Kate O'Flaherty Chopin, American writer, dies at 54
  • 1904-10-21 Isabelle Eberhardt, Swiss explorer and writer (b. 1877)
  • 1905-02-12 Marcel Schwob, French writer/journalist (Coeur double), dies
  • 1905-02-15 Lewis Wallace, US diplomat/writer (Ben Hur), dies at 77

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1905-03-24 Jules Verne, French writer "Father of Science Fiction" (Around the World in 80 Days), dies at 77

Novelist Jules Verne
Novelist
Jules Verne
  • 1905-09-21 Rudolf Baumbach, writer of German student drinking songs, dies at 64
  • 1905-10-28 Alphonse Allais, French humorist/writer (Le chat noir), dies
  • 1906-03-30 Betsy Perk, [Christina E], journalist/writer/feminist, dies at 73
  • 1906-04-06 Alexander L Kielland, Norwegian writer (Working People), dies at 57
  • 1906-06-11 Heinrich Hart, German writer (Das Lied der Menschheit), dies at 50
  • 1906-07-19 Ferdinand Brunetière, French writer and critic (b. 1849)
  • 1906-09-19 Maria Georgina Grey, British writer and founder of the Girls' Day School Trust (b. 1816)
  • 1907-02-16 Giosuè Carducci, Italian writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1835)
  • 1907-03-19 Thomas Bailey Aldrich, US writer (Stillwater Tragedy), dies at 70
  • 1907-05-12 J K Huysmans, writer, dies at 59
  • 1907-08-24 Pieter Louis Tak, writer (Chronicle), dies at 58
  • 1907-11-01 Alfred Jarry, writer, dies at 33
  • 1908-01-04 Antony Winkler Prins, writer (Groiller Encyclopaedia), dies at 70
  • 1908-01-09 Wilhelm Busch, writer, dies
  • 1908-01-14 Holger Drachmann, writer, dies
  • 1908-01-25 Ouida, English writer (b. 1839)
  • 1908-03-12 Edmondo de Amicis, Italian writer (L'idioma Gentile), dies at 61
  • 1908-06-09 Jose FdT Coelho, Portuguese writer (Os meus amores), dies at 46
  • 1908-07-10 Eliza Laurillard, vicar/poet/writer, dies at 78
  • 1908-07-10 Phoebe Knapp, American hymn writer (b. 1839)
  • 1908-09-29 Joaquim M Machado de Assis, Brazil writer (Dom Casmurro), dies at 69
  • 1908-12-22 Marie Jungius, Dutch teacher/fairy tale writer, dies at 44
  • 1909-05-18 George Meredith, English poet/writer (Diana of Crossways), dies at 81
  • 1909-06-24 Sarah Orne Jewett, American writer (b. 1849)
  • 1909-07-22 D v Liliencron, writer, dies at 65
  • 1909-08-15 Euclides da Cunha, Brazilian writer and sociologist (b. 1866)
  • 1909-10-16 Jakub Bart-Ćišinski, Sorbian writer (b. 1856)
  • 1909-10-18 Alfredo Oriani, Italian writer (La rivolta ideal), dies
  • 1910-01-29 Edouard Rod, French/Swiss writer (Mishel' Tes'e), dies at 52
  • 1910-02-01 Otto Julius Bierbaum, German writer (Irrgarten Der Liebe), dies at 44
  • 1910-02-08 Hans Jæger, Norwegian writer and political activist (b. 1854)
  • 1910-03-20 Félix Tournachon, [Nadar], French writer/photographer, dies at 89
  • 1910-04-26 Bjornstjerne Bjornson, Norwegian writer (Mary, Nobel 1903), dies at 77
  • 1910-05-22 Jules Renard, French writer (Le plaisir the rompre), dies at 46
  • 1910-07-03 Julius Slabbe, Belgian writer, dies
  • 1910-10-30 J Henri Dunant, Swiss writer/founder (Red Cross, YMCA), dies
  • 1911-03-07 Antonio Fogazzarro, Italian writer/poet (Il Santo, Leila), dies at 68
  • 1912-01-03 Felix Dahn, German histrian, jurist and poet, dies at 77
  • 1912-01-16 Georg Heym, German writer, dies in an ice skating accident at 24
  • 1912-01-29 Hermann Bang, Danish writer, dies at 54
  • 1912-03-01 George Grossmith, English actor and comic writer (b. 1847)
  • 1912-03-30 Karl May, German writer (Winnetou/Kara Ben Nemsi), dies at 70

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1912-04-20 Bram Stoker, Irish theater manager/writer (Dracula), dies at 64

Novelist Bram Stoker
Novelist
Bram Stoker
  • 1912-05-14 August Strindberg, Swedish writer (Deaddans), dies at 63
  • 1912-05-19 Bolesław Prus, Polish writer (b. 1847)
  • 1912-06-09 Ion Luca Caragiale, Romanian writer (b. 1852)
  • 1913-07-08 Louis Hémon, French-born writer (b. 1880)

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1914-01-11 Ambrose Bierce, American writer and satirist, dies at 71

Writer & Satirist Ambrose Bierce
Writer & Satirist
Ambrose Bierce
  • 1914-03-31 Ch Morgenstern, writer, dies at 42
  • 1914-04-02 Paul von Heyse, German writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1830)
  • 1914-06-06 Walter T Watts-Dunton, England, lawyer/poet/writer (Aylwin), dies
  • 1914-06-21 Bertha von Suttner, Austrian writer and pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1843)
  • 1914-07-11 Julius Rodenberg, [Levy], German writer (Die Deutsche Rundschau), dies
  • 1914-09-22 Alain-Fournier, French writer (Grand Meaulnes), dies in battle at 27
  • 1914-09-25 A Lichtenstein, writer, dies at 25
  • 1914-10-30 Ernst Stadler, German poet (Der Aufbruch), dies fighting in WWI at 31
  • 1914-11-04 Georg Trakl, writer, dies at 27
  • 1915-03-11 Thomas Alexander Browne, Australian writer (b. 1826)
  • 1915-04-17 Johannes P Kelly, [Kellij], Dutch actor/operetta writer, dies at 60
  • 1915-09-02 August Stramm, German poet and playwright dies in battle during WWI at 41
  • 1916-01-15 Modest Tchaikovsky, Russian writer (b. 1850)
  • 1916-02-06 Rubén Darío, Nicaraguan writer (b. 1867)
  • 1916-02-14 Petko J Todorov, Bulgaria writer (Zmejova), dies at 36
  • 1916-02-28 Henry James, US/British writer (Bostonians), dies in London at 72
  • 1916-03-12 M v Ebner-Eschenbach, writer, dies at 39
  • 1916-05-13 Sholem Aleichem, yiddish writer (Fiddler on the Roof), dies
  • 1916-05-28 Ivan Franko, Ukrainian writer and political activist, dies at 59
  • 1916-06-07 Émile Faguet, French writer and critic (b. 1847)
  • 1916-06-14 João Simões Lopes Neto, Brazilian writer (b. 1865)
  • 1916-09-04 José Echegaray y Eizaguirre, Spanish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1832)
  • 1916-09-27 Emile A G Verhaeren, Belgian writer (Les Heures du Soir), dies at 61