Today in Writer History (Part 7)

Historical Events


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Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 2,637

  • 1870-02-18 William Laurel Harris, American mural painter, writer (d. 1924)
  • 1870-03-05 Frank Norris, journalist and writer (McTeague, Octopus), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1902)
  • 1870-08-27 Amado Nervo, [Juan C Ruiz de Nervo], Mexican writer/poet
  • 1870-10-10 Louise Mack, Australian writer (d. 1935)
  • 1870-11-29 Andre Lichtenberger, French sociologist/writer (Le petit roi)
  • 1871-01-26 Warner Fabian, [Samuel H Adams], US journalist/writer (Average Jones)
  • 1871-02-09 Franc S Finzgar, Slovenian clergyman/writer (Our Blood)
  • 1871-05-04 Mynona, Polish writer (The Creator), born in Gołańcz, Poland (d. 1946)
  • 1871-05-06 Ch Morgenstern, writer
  • 1871-05-18 Franiska zu Reventlow, writer
  • 1871-06-17 Nicolae Iorga, writer/poet/literature historian/pres of Romania
  • 1871-07-15 Kunikida Doppo, Japanese writer (d. 1908)
  • 1871-08-21 Leonid N Andrejev, Russian journalist/writer (Red Laugh)
  • 1871-09-23 Frantisek Kupka, Czech writer
  • 1871-09-27 Grazia Deledda, Italian writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1936)
  • 1871-10-03 Stijn Streuvels, [Frank Lateur], Flemish writer (De Valschaard)
  • 1872-01-15 Arsen Kotsoyev, Russian writer (d. 1944)
  • 1872-01-18 Paul Leautaud, [Maurice Boissard], France, writer (Petit ami)
  • 1872-02-06 Theodor Lessing, writer [or Feb 8]
  • 1872-03-20 Karin Michaelis, writer
  • 1872-04-13 Alexander Roda Roda, Austrian writer, born in Drnowitz, Moravia (d. 1945)
  • 1872-07-22 David D Salas, Antillian writer (Josefina)
  • 1872-08-24 Max Beerbohm, England, caricaturist/writer/wit (Saturday Review)
  • 1872-10-01 Israel Querido, Dutch writer (Menschenwee)
  • 1872-10-06 Mikhail Kuzmin, Russian writer (d. 1936)
  • 1872-10-08 John Cowper Powys, British writer (Wood & Stone)
  • 1872-10-27 Emily Post, authority on social behavior/writer (Etiquette)
  • 1872-11-09 Bohdan Lepky, Ukrainian writer and poet (d. 1941)
  • 1872-12-08 John Cowper Powys, English writer (Wolf Solent) and critic, Born in Shirley, Derbyshire (d. 1963)

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1872-12-28 Pío Baroja y Nessi, Spanish Basque writer, author of over 100 novels (The Struggle for Life, Zalacain the Adventurer), born in San Sebastián, Basque Country (d. 1956)

Spanish Writer Pío Baroja
Spanish Writer
Pío Baroja
  • 1873-01-19 Hans E Blaich, writer
  • 1873-06-21 Henry M Tomlinson, British writer (Sea & Jungle)
  • 1873-07-06 Paul Keller, German writer (Ferien vom Ich)
  • 1873-09-28 Waclaw Rawicz, [Berent], Warsaw Poland, biologist/writer
  • 1874-01-04 Sven Fleuron, writer
  • 1874-03-05 Arthur van Schendel, Dutch writer (The World a Dancing Party)
  • 1874-04-28 Karl Kraus, satirical writer, born in Jičín, Austrian-Hungarian Empire (d. 1936)
  • 1874-04-30 Cyriel Verschaeve, Belgian priest/writer
  • 1874-05-27 Richard von Schaukal, Austria poet/writer (Eros Thanatos)
  • 1874-05-29 G. K. Chesterton [Gilbert Keith], English writer (Man Who Made Gold), born in London, England
  • 1874-06-13 Leopoldo Lugones, Argentina, writer
  • 1874-07-24 Oswald Chambers, Scottish minister and writer (d. 1917)
  • 1874-07-29 August Stramm, writer
  • 1874-08-06 Charles Fort, American writer and researcher (d. 1932)
  • 1874-09-18 Johannes Anker Larsen, Danish writer (Vises Sten)
  • 1874-10-14 Margarete Susman, writer
  • 1874-12-12 Volter A Kilpi, Finnish writer (Alastalon salissa)
  • 1875-04-18 Ivana Brlic-Mazuranic, Croatian writer (d. 1938)
  • 1875-04-29 Rafael Sabatini, Italian/British writer (d. 1950)
  • 1875-05-04 Ramiro de Maeztu y Whitney, Spanish writer (Don Quixote & Celestine)
  • 1875-08-26 John Buchan, Scotland, Gov-Gen of Canada/writer (Battle of Somme)
  • 1875-10-17 Alfred Polgar, Austrian writer (Yes & No!)
  • 1875-10-31 Seerp Anema, poet/writer (Dutch Coasts)
  • 1875-11-14 Jakob Schaffner, Swiss writer: Conrad Pilater
  • 1875-12-20 T F Powys, Wales, writer (Captain Patch, Goat Green)
  • 1876-01-09 Hans Bethge, German poet, born in Dessau (d. 1946)
  • 1876-01-12 Jack London, American writer/socialist (Call of the Wild), born in San Francisco (d. 1916)
  • 1876-01-17 Olga Fastrova, writer
  • 1876-02-23 Agnes M Royden, writer
  • 1876-03-31 Borisav "Bora" Stanković, Serbian writer (d. 1927)
  • 1876-05-27 Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski, Polish writer (d. 1945)
  • 1876-06-23 Irvin S Cobb, Ky, writer/humorist (Old Judge Priest)
  • 1876-08-12 Mary Roberts Rinehart, mystery writer (Miss Pinkerton)
  • 1876-09-07 C.J. Dennis, Australian poet and writer (d. 1938)
  • 1876-10-04 Hugh McCrae, Australian writer (d. 1958)
  • 1876-10-11 G von Le Fort, writer
  • 1876-12-15 Ferdinand Hardekopf, writer
  • 1876-12-20 Jan Van Oudshoorn, [Jan K Feylbrief], Dutch writer (Maze of Senses)
  • 1876-12-22 Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Ital writer (Futurism e Futurista)
  • 1877-02-17 Isabelle Eberhardt, Swiss explorer and writer (d. 1904)
  • 1877-02-26 Carel S Adama van Scheltema, Dutch poet/writer (socialism)
  • 1877-04-10 Alfred Kubin, writer
  • 1877-05-26 Jean Schlumberger, French writer (La Mort de Sparte)
  • 1877-06-09 Rudolf Borchardt, writer
  • 1877-06-24 Aleksei M Remizov, Russian writer (Iveren)
  • 1877-09-28 Stanner E V Taylor, director/writer (Lucky Jim, Ramona), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1877-12-14 Lieven Duvosel, Flemish music writer/composer (Leiecyclys)
  • 1878-01-04 Alfred Edgar Coppard, England, writer (Black Dogs & Other Stories)
  • 1878-01-14 Victor A D Segalen, [Max Anely], French writer
  • 1878-01-21 Egon Friedell, Austria, journalist/actor/writer (Der Partylowe)
  • 1878-01-22 Constance Collier, Windsor England, actress/writer (Kitty, Whirlpool)
  • 1878-02-02 Christian Gauss, educator/writer (Phi Beta Kappa award namesake)
  • 1878-03-10 Karel van de Woestijne, Flemish writer/poet (God at Sea)
  • 1878-03-14 Carel T Scharten, Dutch poet/writer (Forces of the Future)
  • 1878-03-24 Top Naeff, [Anthonetta van Rhijn-N-Naeff], Dutch writer
  • 1878-04-15 Robert Walser, writer
  • 1878-06-01 John Masefield, British writer and poet (Salt-Water Ballads), Poet Laureate (1930-67), born in Ledbury, Herefordshire (d. 1967)
  • 1878-06-12 James O Curwood, US, journalist/writer (Kazan the wolfdog)
  • 1878-07-24 Lord Dunsany, [Edward JMD Plunkett], Irish sci-fi writer (Time & Gods)
  • 1878-08-02 Aino J M Kallas, Finnish writer (White Ship, Estonian Tales)
  • 1878-08-10 Alfred Döblin, German writer (d. 1957)
  • 1878-08-14 Harald Kidde, Danish writer (Aage og Else)

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1878-09-20 Upton Beall Sinclair, US writer (Jungle), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1968)

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1879-01-01 E. M. Forster, English writer and novelist (Howards End, Passage to India), born in Marylebone, Middlesex (d. 1970)

Writer and Novelist E. M. Forster
Writer and Novelist
E. M. Forster

Famous Weddings


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Famous Divorces


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Famous Deaths

Deaths 601 - 700 of 2,138

  • 1916-09-27 Emile A G Verhaeren, Belgian writer (Les Heures du Soir), dies at 61
  • 1916-11-14 Saki, British writer (b. 1870)
  • 1917-02-16 Octave Mirbeau, French writer (b. 1848)
  • 1917-04-24 Oskar Blumenthal, writer, dies
  • 1917-05-01 Jose E Rodo, Uruguayan writer (Motivos de proteo), dies
  • 1917-12-08 Mendele Moykher Sforim, Russian writer (b. 1836)
  • 1918-03-09 [Benjamin] Franc[lin] Wedekind, German writer/press sec, dies at 53
  • 1918-07-25 Franiska zu Reventlow, writer, dies at 47
  • 1918-08-29 Max Dauthendey, writer, dies at 51
  • 1918-10-13 Gerrit Engelke, German writer (Briefer der Liebe), dies
  • 1918-11-29 Harald Kidde, Danish writer (Helten), dies at 40
  • 1918-12-02 Margit Kaffka, writer, dies at 38
  • 1919-01-08 Peter Altenberg, writer, dies at 59
  • 1919-02-05 Vasili V Rozanov, Russian philosopher/writer, dies at 62
  • 1919-03-10 Amelia E. Barr, British-born American writer (Remember the Alamo), dies at 87
  • 1919-05-21 Victor A D Segalen, [Max Anely], French ship's doctor/writer, dies
  • 1919-08-30 Johann Sigurjonsson, Icelandic writer (Dr Rung), dies
  • 1919-09-12 Leonid N Andrejev, Russ journalist/writer (Seven Hangs), dies at 48
  • 1919-10-08 Eugene Demolder, Belgian writer (Sous la Robe), dies
  • 1919-10-13 Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Danish writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1857)
  • 1920-01-01 Paul Adam, French writer (L'enfant d'Austerlitz), dies at 57
  • 1920-02-08 Richard Dehmel, writer, dies at 56
  • 1920-02-26 Ludwig Rubiner, writer, dies at 38
  • 1920-03-08 Rafael Obligado, Argentine writer (Santos Vega), dies at 69
  • 1920-03-21 Federigo Tozzi, Ital writer/journalist (Torre, Tre Croci), dies at 37
  • 1920-04-10 Tryggve Andersen, Norwegian writer (Mod Kvaeld), dies at 53
  • 1920-06-30 Lena Christ, German writer (The Rumplhanni), commits suicide at 38
  • 1920-09-16 Daniel Andersson, Swedish poet/writer (Polar History), dies at 32
  • 1920-12-12 Olive Schreiner, South Afr writer (Healing Imagination), dies at 75
  • 1921-05-12 Emilia Pardo Bazan, Spanish writer (La sirena negra), dies
  • 1921-05-22 Marie E Wilton, writer, dies
  • 1921-06-18 Eduardo Acevedo Diaz, Uruguay writer (Nativa, Lanza y Sable), dies
  • 1921-06-18 Herman Baccaert, Flemish philological/writer (Kantkennis), dies at 37
  • 1921-08-08 Juhani Aho, Fins journalist/writer (Panu, Tuomio), dies at 59
  • 1921-08-26 Ludwig Thoma, writer, dies
  • 1921-09-13 Italo Svevo, writer, dies at 59
  • 1921-09-30 Oskar Panizza, writer, dies at 77
  • 1921-12-25 Korolenko, writer, dies
  • 1922-01-27 Giovanni Verga, Italian writer (I Mala Voglia), dies at 81
  • 1922-10-28 Hugo Verriest, Flemish writer/poet (Flemish Motion), dies
  • 1923-01-03 Jaroslav Hasek, Czech writer (Good Soldier Schweyk), dies at 39

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1923-01-09 Katherine Mansfield, New Zealand short story writer (Dove's Nest), dies of tuberculosis at 34

Short story writer Katherine Mansfield
Short story writer
Katherine Mansfield
  • 1923-03-08 Krišjānis Barons, Latvian writer (b. 1835)
  • 1923-06-10 Pierre Loti, [Julien Viaud], French sea officer/writer, dies
  • 1923-07-16 Louis M A Couperus, poet/writer (Books of Small Soles), dies at 60
  • 1923-10-14 Marcellus Emants, writer/poet (Refrained from Confession), dies
  • 1923-11-23 Urmuz, Romanian writer (b. 1883)
  • 1923-11-26 Alexander V Amfiteatrov, Russian/French/Italian writer, dies at 60
  • 1923-12-01 Virginie Loveling, Belgian writer and poet (b. 1836)
  • 1923-12-12 Raymond Radiguet, French journalist/writer (Ball du Comte), dies at 20
  • 1924-01-28 Simon Abramsz, Dutch writer (Artist book), dies at 56
  • 1924-02-24 Edmond Picard, Fren/Belgium writer (Ambidextre journalist), dies at 87
  • 1924-03-29 Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish composer/writer, dies at 71
  • 1924-05-06 Carel S Adama van Scheltema, poet/writer (socialism), dies at 47
  • 1924-05-08 Lev N Lunts, Russian writer (Outside the Law), dies at 23
  • 1924-05-10 Adolfo Albertazzi, Italian writer (L'ave), dies at 58

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1924-06-03 Franz Kafka, Czech writer (Trial, Amerika, Metamorphosis), dies at 40

Writer Franz Kafka
Writer
Franz Kafka
  • 1924-06-30 Jacob Israel de Haan, Dutch poet/writer (Pypelyntjes), dies at 42

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1924-08-03 Joseph Conrad, Polish/British writer (Heart of Darkness), dies at 66

Novelist Joseph Conrad
Novelist
Joseph Conrad
  • 1924-10-09 Valery Bryusov, Russian writer and critic (b. 1873)
  • 1924-10-12 Anatole France, writer, dies at 80
  • 1924-10-13 Anatole France, [Jacques Thibault], writer (Ecrivain Francais), dies
  • 1924-12-29 Carl Spitteler, Swiss writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1845)
  • 1925-02-18 James Lane Allen, US writer (Choir Invisible), dies at 75
  • 1925-05-12 Amy Lowell, writer, dies at 51
  • 1925-05-13 Boris V Savinkov, Russian writer/terrorist, dies
  • 1925-05-14 Henry Rider Haggard, English writer (Dawn, She), dies
  • 1925-06-04 Pierre Louys, [PF Louis], French writer (Aphrodite), dies
  • 1925-07-13 Gerben Postma [Ids], Fries writer (Lytse Fryske Spraekleare), dies
  • 1925-08-01 John Pieter Veth, painter/lithographer/etcher/writer, dies at 61
  • 1925-08-17 Ioan Slavici, Transylvanian writer of Romanian origin (b. 1848)
  • 1925-09-29 E Runar Schildt, Finnish writer (Galgmannen), dies at 36
  • 1925-10-24 Jindrich S Baar, Czech pastor/writer (Lusy), dies at 56
  • 1925-12-23 A S C Wallis, [Adele von Antal-Opzoomer], writer (Vorstengunst), dies
  • 1925-12-25 Sergei Jessenin, writer, dies at 30
  • 1925-12-29 Félix E Vallotton, Swiss painter/writer (Chaste Susanne), dies at 60
  • 1926-05-21 Ronald Arthur A Firbank, British writer (Prancing Nigger), dies at 40
  • 1926-06-04 Eugeen of Oye, Flemish writer/poet (Sparks & Radiates), dies
  • 1926-08-01 Israel Zangwill, British zionists writer (Ghetto tragedies), dies
  • 1926-10-06 Charles Van de Banks, Flemish writer/poet (Red Horse), dies
  • 1926-10-13 Hans E Kinck, Norwegian philological/writer (Driftekaren), dies at 61
  • 1926-12-12 Jean Richepin, French poet/writer (Contes sans morale), dies at 77
  • 1927-03-03 Mikhail Artsybashev, Russian writer (b. 1878)
  • 1927-03-31 Borisav "Bora" Stanković, Serbian writer (b. 1875)
  • 1927-04-15 Gaston Leroux, French writer (b. 1868)
  • 1927-05-28 Georges Eekhoud, Belgian writer (Belgian Kempen), dies
  • 1927-07-24 Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Japanese writer (b. 1892)
  • 1927-07-25 Matilde Serao, [Tuffolina], Italian writer (Land of Cockayne), dies
  • 1927-07-30 Robert Marquies de Flers, French writer (Monsieur Bretonneau), dies
  • 1927-08-13 James Curwood, US journalist/writer (Valley of Silent Men), dies at 49
  • 1927-09-29 Arthur Achleitner, German writer (b. 1858)
  • 1927-10-22 Borisav "Bora" Stanković, Serbian writer (b. 1876)
  • 1927-11-23 S Przybyszewski, writer, dies
  • 1928-03-18 Paul van Ostaijen, Flemish writer (Outlawed), dies at 32
  • 1928-04-29 Henrich Federer, Switz, writer (I Switch Off The Light), dies at 61
  • 1928-05-04 Barry E Odell Pain, English writer (Punch), dies at 63
  • 1928-06-17 Ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer/diplomat (Virulo, mocedades), dies
  • 1928-08-14 Klabund, [Alfred Henschke], German writer (Spuk/Rasputin), dies at 37
  • 1928-09-13 Italo Svevo, [Ettore Schmitz], Italian writer (Una Vita), dies at 66
  • 1928-12-01 José Eustasio Rivera, Colombian writer (b. 1888)