Writer in History (Part 8)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 2,669


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

  • 1878-09-24 C. F. Ramuz, Swiss writer (d. 1947)
  • 1878-11-25 Georg Kaiser, German playwright (The Burghers of Calais), born in Magdeburg (d. 1945)
  • 1878-12-15 Hans Carossa, German writer, born in Tölz, Bavaria (d. 1956)

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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
  • 1879-01-11 Antonio Beltramelli, writer
  • 1879-01-19 Boris Savinkov, Russian writer (d. 1925)
  • 1879-02-24 Herman Teirlinck, Belgian writer (Sun)
  • 1879-03-04 Bernhard Kellermann, writer
  • 1879-03-08 Mechtilde Lichnowsky, German writer, born in Pocking, bavaria (d. 1958)
  • 1879-04-20 Robert Lynd, Irish writer/critic (Pleasures of Ignorance)
  • 1879-04-23 Emil Barth, German revolutionary (Social Democratic Party), born in Heidelberg (d. 1941)
  • 1879-04-28 Franz Arnold, German writer, born in Znin, Prussia (d. 1960)
  • 1879-05-22 Alla Nazimova, Ukrainian-born actress, scriptwriter, and producer (d. 1945)
  • 1879-06-16 Theo[dorus J] Thijssen, Dutch writer (Kees the boy)
  • 1879-09-25 Lope K. Santos, Filipino writer and labor leader, Father of the Philippine National Language and Grammar (d. 1963)
  • 1879-09-26 Petko J Todorov, Bulgaria, writer (Fairy, Samodiva Fee)
  • 1879-11-20 Franz Pfemfert, writer
  • 1880-01-01 Shalom Asch, Poland, yiddish writer (Motke Ganev)
  • 1880-02-21 Waldemar Bonsels, German writer (d. 1952)
  • 1880-03-26 Duncan Hines, US, restaurant guide writer (Out of Kentucky Kitchens)
  • 1880-04-10 Montague Summers, English writer (d. 1948)
  • 1880-05-01 Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Tantum dic verbo)
  • 1880-05-21 Tudor Arghezi, Romanian writer (d. 1967)
  • 1880-06-10 Margit Kaffka, Hungarian writer (Colors and Years), born in Nagykároly (d. 1918)
  • 1880-06-17 Carl Van Vechten, American writer and photographer (Red, Nigger Heaven), (d. 1964)
  • 1880-06-19 Johann Sigurjonsson, Icelandic writer (Dr Rung)
  • 1880-07-20 Hermann earl Keyserling, German philosopher/writer
  • 1880-08-23 Alexander Grin, Russian writer (d. 1932)
  • 1880-09-14 Paul Fechter, German writer (Der Zauberer Gottes)
  • 1880-09-14 Metropolitan Benjamin (Fedchenkov), Orthodox missionary and writer (d. 1961)

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1880-10-04 Damon Runyon, journalist and writer (Guys & Dolls-based on his work), born in Manhattan, Kansas (d. 1946)

Journalist and Author Damon Runyon
Journalist and Author
Damon Runyon
  • 1880-10-14 Otto V Ekelund, Swedish poet/writer (Sak och sken)
  • 1880-10-26 Andrei Bely, Russian writer (d. 1934)
  • 1880-11-06 Chris van Abkoude, Dutch-American writer and novelist (d. 1959)
  • 1880-11-21 Franz Hessel, German writer, born in Szczecin, Poland (d. 1941)
  • 1880-12-24 Johnny Gruelle, Arcola Illinois, American cartoonist, children's book writer and creator of Raggedy Ann (d. 1939)
  • 1880-12-28 Christian DFL Leipoldt, South african physician/writer/poet
  • 1881-01-09 Giovanni Papini, Italy, writer (Il Diavolo)
  • 1881-02-13 Eleanor Farjeon, English writer (Martin Pippin)
  • 1881-02-16 Maurits H E Uyldert, Dutch poet/writer (Youth of a Poet)
  • 1881-02-19 Paul Zech, German writer, born in Briesen, Western Prussia (d. 1946)
  • 1881-03-04 Thomas Sigismund Stribling, American writer (d. 1965)
  • 1881-03-13 Balthazar H Verhagen, Neth/South African dramatist/writer
  • 1881-03-25 Louis Dosfel, Flemish lawyer/writer (Assault!)
  • 1881-03-25 Mary Gladys Webb, English writer (d. 1927)
  • 1881-04-14 Anton Wildgans, Austrian writer/director (Burg Theater)
  • 1881-04-17 Anton Wildgans, writer
  • 1881-05-27 Rudolf Pannwitz, German writer
  • 1881-06-01 Charles Kay Ogden, English writer and linguist (d. 1957)
  • 1881-06-26 Ya'akov Cahan, Hebrew poet and writer, born in Slutsk, Belarus (d. 1960)
  • 1881-07-06 Josef Winckler, German dentist/writer (Quadriga, Pumpernickel)
  • 1881-07-12 Ludwig Rubiner, writer [or June 12]
  • 1881-07-19 Adriaan J Zoetmulder, Dutch writer/directer (Eindhovens Dagblad)
  • 1881-08-01 Emilie Rose Macaulay, English writer
  • 1881-09-25 Lu Xun, Chinese writer (d. 1936)
  • 1881-10-11 Stark Young, US critic/writer (So Red the Rose)
  • 1881-10-15 P. G. Wodehouse, British-American writer (Bertie Wooster novels), born in Guilford (d. 1975)
  • 1881-10-30 Lena Christ, German writer (The Rumplhanni), born in Glonn, Bavaria (d. 1920)
  • 1881-12-31 Jacob Israel de Haan, Dutch poet/writer (Pipelines, Jewish Song)
  • 1882-01-14 Hendrik W van Loon, Netherland, commentator/writer (Story of America)
  • 1882-01-27 Giuseppe Prezzolini, Italy, writer (La Voce, La Cultura Italiano)
  • 1882-05-04 Wilhelm Lehmann, writer
  • 1882-05-07 Willem Elsschot, [Alfons J de Ridder], Flemish writer (Mend)
  • 1882-05-23 James Gleason, American writer/actor (Bishop's Wife, Flying Fool), born in NYC, New York
  • 1882-06-04 Karl Valentin, German comic/writer
  • 1882-07-18 Manuel Galvez, Argentina writer/poet/historian (Paraguay)
  • 1882-07-31 Grete Gulbransson, writer
  • 1882-08-02 Johannes Tralow, writer
  • 1882-08-30 Meijer de Hond, Dutch rabbi/writer
  • 1882-10-29 Jean Giraudoux, French writer (d. 1944)
  • 1882-11-02 Leo Perutz, Austrian writer and mathematician, born in Prague (d. 1957)
  • 1883-01-01 Federigo Tozzi, Italian writer/journalist (La Torre, Tre Croci)
  • 1883-01-10 Aleksei Tolstoi, Russian poet/writer (Pjotr Peroyj) [NS]
  • 1883-02-03 Clarence Mulford, Ill, western writer (Hopalong Cassidy)
  • 1883-02-16 Elizabeth Craig, British writer (d. 1980)
  • 1883-03-09 Umberto Saba, Italian writer, born in Trieste, Austria-Hungary (d. 1957)
  • 1883-03-17 Urmuz, Romanian writer (d. 1923)
  • 1883-04-13 Demjan Bednyi, Russian writer and satirist, born in Hubivka, Ukraine (d. 1945)
  • 1883-04-24 Jaroslav Hasek, Czech writer (Brave soldier Schweik) [or April 30]
  • 1883-04-25 Elsa Maxwell, writer (Jack Paar Show), born in Keokuk, Iowa
  • 1883-04-27 Hubert Harrison, St Croix Virgin Island, writer/freedom fighter
  • 1883-06-21 Feodor Gladkov, Russian socialist writer (Cement) (d. 1958)
  • 1883-07-29 Porfirio Barba-Jacob, Colombian poet and writer (d. 1942)
  • 1883-08-07 Joachim Ringelnatz [Hans Bötticher], German writer and artist, born in Wurzen, Saxony (d. 1934)
  • 1883-08-11 Ernst Stadler, German poet (Der Aufbruch), born in Colmar, Alsace-Lorraine (d. 1914)
  • 1883-09-16 T. E. Hulme, English writer (d. 1917)
  • 1883-10-22 Adolf A Joffe, Russian revolutionary/writer (Brest-Litovsk)
  • 1883-10-26 Napoleon Hill, American Writer and Philosopher (Think and Grow Rich)(d. 1970)
  • 1883-11-23 Herman Baccaert, Flemish philological/writer (Along the water front)
  • 1883-12-28 Alfred Wolfenstein, German writer (d. 1945)
  • 1884-01-02 Jacques Chardonne, [Boutelleau], French writer (l'Epithalame)
  • 1884-01-13 Johannes Elsensohn, Dutch actor/writer (Arie, novel from the Jordan)
  • 1884-03-11 Jan Lemaire, Dutch writer/actor (Beautiful Juliet)
  • 1884-03-13 Emanuel Stickelberger, Swiss writer (Bluthochzeit)
  • 1884-03-13 Oskar Loerke, German writer (Longest Day-1926)
  • 1884-04-02 Sir John Squire, British poet, writer, and historian (d. 1958))
  • 1884-05-27 Max Brod, Czech-born Israeli composer, writer and biographer of Kafta, born in Prague (d. 1968)
  • 1884-06-19 Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, French Dadaist artist and writer (d. 1974)
  • 1884-07-13 Francis B Young, British physician/writer (White Ladies)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 701 - 800 of 2,258

  • 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)
  • 1928-12-16 Elinor Wylie, American poet and writer (b. 1885)
  • 1929-01-09 Heiner Muller, writer, dies
  • 1929-08-23 Charles Van de Woestijne, Flemish writer/poet (God on Sea), dies
  • 1929-10-04 John Metzelaar, Dutch/US writer (Report on the Fishes), dies at 37
  • 1929-10-26 Arno Holz, German writer (Phantasus), dies at 66
  • 1929-10-28 Hermann Ungar, Moravian writer, dies at 36
  • 1930-02-06 Eva Strittmatter, writer, dies at 17
  • 1930-02-24 Jacobus van Looy, Dutch writer/painter (Night Cactus), dies at 74

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1930-03-02 D. H. Lawrence, English poet and writer (Lady Chatterley's Lover), dies of tuberculosis at 44

  • 1930-03-12 Alois Jirásek, Czech writer (b. 1851)
  • 1930-03-13 Mary E W Freeman, US writer (Pembroke), dies at 77
  • 1930-03-15 Antonio Beltramelli, writer, dies at 51
  • 1930-03-29 Anton Bettelheim, writer, dies
  • 1930-04-14 Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russian poet, dies at 36

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1930-07-07 Arthur Conan Doyle, British writer (Sherlock Holmes), dies at 71

  • 1930-08-29 William Archibald Spooner, English writer (b. 1844)
  • 1931-01-09 Claude Anet [Jean Schopfer], French writer (La fille perdue), dies
  • 1931-05-17 Johan [Eliza J] de Master, art critic/writer, dies
  • 1931-10-21 A Schnitzler, writer, dies at 69
  • 1932-02-10 R H Edgar Wallace, British writer/journalist (3 Just Men), dies at 76
  • 1932-04-27 Hart Crane, American poet (The Bridge), dies at 32
  • 1932-05-03 Anton Wildgans, Austr writer (Dies Irae)/dir Burgtheater, dies at 51
  • 1932-06-12 René de Clerq, Flemish poet/writer (Book of Love), dies
  • 1932-06-16 Frederik W Van Oaths, psychiatrist/writer (Blades of Grass), dies
  • 1932-06-19 Solomon Tshkisho Platje, South African writer, dies
  • 1932-07-25 Cyriel Buysse, Flemish baron/writer (It Bolleken), dies [or 1936]
  • 1932-08-05 Israel Querido, writer (Jordan), dies
  • 1932-08-20 Paul Keller, German writer (Vergrabenes Gut), dies at 59
  • 1932-12-04 Gustav Meyrink, writer, dies at 64
  • 1932-12-12 Egon Richter, writer, dies
  • 1933-01-28 Theodor Birt [Beatus Rhenanus], German classicist/writer, dies at 80
  • 1933-01-31 John Galsworthy, England, writer (Forsythe, Nobel 1932), dies at 65
  • 1933-05-13 Paul Ernst, German writer, dies at 67
  • 1933-07-15 Irving Babbitt, US writer (Democracy & Leadership), dies at 67
  • 1933-09-25 Ring Lardner, American writer (b. 1885)
  • 1933-10-11 Josef Hofmiller, writer, dies
  • 1934-01-01 Jakob Wassermann, writer, dies at 60
  • 1934-01-08 Andrei Bely, Russian writer (b. 1880)
  • 1934-01-15 Hermann Bahr, Austrian writer (Concert), dies at 70
  • 1934-03-26 Grete Gulbransson, writer, dies at 51
  • 1934-06-06 Julije Kempf, Croatian historian and writer (b. 1864)
  • 1934-07-06 Warden Uncle, [Edward Vermeulen], Flemish landlord/writer, dies at 73
  • 1934-08-30 Earnest L Wolzogen, German writer (That tolle Komtess), dies at 79
  • 1934-10-09 J-Louis-F Barthou, French writer/premier/foreign minister, murdered
  • 1934-11-16 Joachim Ringelantz, writer, dies
  • 1934-11-17 Joachim Ringelnatz [Hans Bötticher], German writer and artist, dies at 51
  • 1935-04-18 Panait Istrati, Romanian writer (b. 1884)
  • 1935-05-20 Ivans, [Jacob van Schevichaven], lawyer/detective writer, dies at 68
  • 1935-08-17 Charlotte Perkins Gilman, American feminist, writer and lecturer for social reform, dies at 75
  • 1935-08-30 Henri Barbusse, French writer (Le feu), dies at 62
  • 1935-09-26 Andy Adams, US writer (Cattle fire), dies at 76
  • 1935-11-30 Fernando Pessoa, Portuguese poet and writer, dies at 47
  • 1935-12-14 Stanley G Weinbaum, US, sci-fi writer (Martian Odyssey), dies
  • 1935-12-21 Kurt Tucholsky, Ger journalist/writer (Panter, Tiger & Co), dies at 45
  • 1935-12-28 Clarence Day, writer (Life with Father), dies
  • 1936-02-22 Johan M Skjoldborg, Danish writer (Dynaes Digte), dies at 74
  • 1936-03-19 John Larkin IV, actor/writer (Charlie Chan in Panama), dies at 63
  • 1936-04-23 Teresa de la Parra, Venezuelan writer (b. 1889)
  • 1936-06-12 Karl Kraus, Austrian satirical writer, dies at 62
  • 1936-06-14 G. K. Chesterton [Gilbert Keith], English writer/poet (Father Brown), dies at 62
  • 1936-06-16 Leib Malach, Yiddish writer, dies

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1936-06-18 Maxim Gorky, [Alexei M Peshkov], Russian writer (Mother), dies at 68

Playwright & Author Maxim Gorky
Playwright & Author
Maxim Gorky
  • 1936-08-11 Blas Infante, Spanish writer and politician (b. 1885)
  • 1936-10-05 Jan J Slauerhoff, Dutch ship doc/writer (Seaman's Grave), dies at 38
  • 1936-10-19 Lu Xun, Chinese writer (b. 1881)
  • 1936-10-28 E G Winkler, writer, dies
  • 1936-12-10 Luigi Pirandello, Italian writer (Enrico IV, Nobel 1934), dies at 69
  • 1937-02-01 Marguerite Audoux, writer, dies
  • 1937-02-13 C A Bernoulli, writer, dies
  • 1937-03-06 Frank Vosper, actor/writer (Jew Suss), dies at 37
  • 1937-03-10 Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russian writer (b. 1884)
  • 1937-03-15 H. P. Lovecraft, American horror writer (At the Mountains of Madness, Weird Tales), dies at 46
  • 1937-04-04 Frantisek X Salda, Czech writer/critic, dies at 69
  • 1937-07-10 Johan[nes] B Schepers, Fries writer (Braga), dies at 71
  • 1937-08-22 David C Salas, Antillian writer (Josephina), dies
  • 1937-09-10 Sergei Tretyakov, Russian constructivist writer, playwright and special correspondent for Pravda, executed by Stalinist regime at 47
  • 1937-10-16 Jean de Brunhoff, French writer (b. 1899)
  • 1938-03-01 G D'Annunzio, writer, dies at 74
  • 1938-03-16 Egon Friedell, writer, dies
  • 1938-04-02 Alice Berend, writer, dies
  • 1938-05-04 Carl von Ossietzky, German pacifist/writer (Nobel 1935), dies at 48
  • 1938-06-07 Norbert Fonteyne, Flemish writer (How Flemings Came Late), dies
  • 1938-06-22 C.J. Dennis, Australian writer and poet (b. 1876)
  • 1938-08-03 Alexander Malyschkin, writer, dies
  • 1938-08-04 Rudolf G Binding, German poet/writer, dies at 70

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1938-09-15 Thomas Wolfe, US writer (Enigma), dies at 37

Novelist Thomas Wolfe
Novelist
Thomas Wolfe
  • 1938-09-21 Ivana Brlic-Mazuranic Croatian writer (b. 1874)
  • 1938-10-24 Ernst Barlach, German writer and artist, dies at 68
  • 1938-11-20 Enzo Matsunaga, Japanese writer (b. 1895)