Writer in History (Part 9)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 2,621

  • 1885-02-24 Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Polish writer and painter (d. 1939)
  • 1885-04-17 Karen Blixen-Finecke, [pen name Isak Dinesen], Danish writer (Out of Africa)
  • 1885-04-29 Egon E Kisch, Czech writer/journalist (Rasende Reporter)
  • 1885-05-10 Fritz von Unruh, German writer, (d. 1970)
  • 1885-06-26 Andre Maurois, [Emile Herzog], French writer (Balzac)
  • 1885-06-28 Berthold Viertel, writer
  • 1885-07-25 Benito Lynch, Irish/Argentine writer (Caranchos de la Florida)
  • 1885-08-17 Kurt Hiller, German writer, born in Berlin (d. 1972)
  • 1885-09-07 Harry Sinclair Lewis, US, writer (Babbitt, Nobel 1930)

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1885-09-11 D. H. Lawrence, English poet and writer (Lady Chatterley's Lover), born in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire (d. 1930)

  • 1885-11-09 Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian writer (d. 1922)
  • 1885-12-06 Albrecht Schaeffer, German writer (The General)
  • 1886-01-14 Hugh Lofting, England, writer & illustrator (Dr Dolittle)
  • 1886-01-28 Marthe Bibesco, Romanian writer (d. 1973)
  • 1886-02-16 Van Wyck Brooks, NJ, literary historian/writer (Ordeal of Mark Twain)
  • 1886-04-08 Margaret A Barnes, writer
  • 1886-04-24 Kurt Pinthus, German-American writer, born in Erfurt (d. 1975)
  • 1886-05-02 Gottfried Benn, writer
  • 1886-05-10 Olaf Stapleton, British religious sci-fi writer (Star Maker)
  • 1886-05-30 Randolph Bourne, American writer (d. 1918)
  • 1886-06-19 Robert Herberigs, Flemish composer/writer (Hiawatha's Song)
  • 1886-07-05 Felix Timmermans, Flemish writer/painter/cartoonist (Pallieter)
  • 1886-07-23 Salvador de Madariaga y Rojo, writer/diplomat
  • 1886-07-24 Junichiro Tanizaki, Japan, writer (Snow Dusting)
  • 1886-09-08 Siegfried L Sassoon, English poet/writer (Counterattack)
  • 1886-09-13 Alain LeRoy Locke, African American writer and philosopher “Father of the Harlem Renaissance”
  • 1886-09-25 John Howard Lawson, scriptwriter/playwright
  • 1886-10-16 Armin T Wegner, writer
  • 1886-11-07 Mark Aldanov, [Landau], Russian/French chemist/writer [OS=Oct 26]
  • 1886-11-17 Crane Wilbur, Athens NY, dir/writer (Bat, Canon City, Yellow Cargo)
  • 1886-12-01 Rex Stout, American mystery writer (Nero Wolf novels), born in Noblesville, Indiana (d. 1975)
  • 1886-12-01 Willem E Crown, Antillian writer
  • 1886-12-23 Albert Ehrenstein, Austria writer (Message from the Madhouse)
  • 1887-01-19 Alexander Woollcott, NJ, short story writer (Man Who Came to Dinner)
  • 1887-02-09 Vital Celen, Flemish writer (Puppy Love)
  • 1887-02-11 John van Melle, South African writer (Dawid Booysen)
  • 1887-02-18 Nikos Kasandsakis, Heraklion, Crete, Greek writer and philosopher (Zorba the Greek, The Last Temptation of Christ)
  • 1887-02-26 Stefan Grabinski, Polish writer (d. 1936)
  • 1887-05-07 Henri Pourrat, French writer (Gaspard of the Montagnes)
  • 1887-05-09 Jules Van de Leene, Belgian writer
  • 1887-05-16 Jakob van Hoddis [Hans Davidsohn], German Jewish poet (d. 1942?)
  • 1887-05-18 Ernst Wiechert, writer
  • 1887-06-07 William Walraven, Dutch journalist/writer (Indian Daily)
  • 1887-06-13 Bruno Frank, German-born writer, born in Stuttgart (d. 1945)
  • 1887-08-30 Adam Kuckhoff, German writer and resistance fighter (d. 1943)
  • 1887-09-01 Blaise Cendrars, [Frederic Sauser-Hall], Swiss poet/writer
  • 1887-09-26 Edwin Keppel Bennett, English writer (d. 1958)
  • 1887-10-04 Francis Bull, Norway, writer (Norsk literature historian)
  • 1887-10-30 Georg Heym, German writer, born in Hirschberg, Lower Silesia (d. 1912)
  • 1887-11-03 Samuil Marshak, Russian writer, translator and children's poet (d. 1964)
  • 1888-01-16 Osip Brik, Russian writer (d. 1945)
  • 1888-02-10 Giuseppe Ungaretti, Italian poet (Hermeticism) and journalist, born in Alexandria (d. 1970)
  • 1888-02-17 Ronald Aburthnott Knox, English priest/writer (Viaduct Murder)
  • 1888-03-05 Friedrich Schnack, German journalist/writer (Rosewood)
  • 1888-03-08 Stuart Chase, NH, writer/economist (Tragedy of Waste)
  • 1888-03-19 Josef Albers, German/US graphic artist/painter/writer (Bauhaus)
  • 1888-03-20 Siegfried von Vegesack, German writer, born in Gut Blumbergshof, Latvia (d. 1974)
  • 1888-03-29 Adrianus M de Jong, Dutch writer (World Tour of Bulletje & Bonestaak)
  • 1888-04-03 Neville Cardus, cricketer (doyen of cricket writers)
  • 1888-04-06 Daniel Andersson, Swedish poet/writer (Svarta Ballader)
  • 1888-05-25 Miles Malleson, writer/actor (Phantom of Opera, Postman's Knock)
  • 1888-06-10 Leo Weismantel, German writer (Der Reiter der Apocalypse)
  • 1888-07-18 Sydney Horler, English detective writer
  • 1888-07-23 Raymond Chandler, Chic, mystery writer (Farewell My Lovely)
  • 1888-07-26 Marcel Jouhandeau, French writer, dies at 90

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1888-08-16 T. E. Lawrence [Lawrence of Arabia], British author, soldier and diplomat famous for his liaison role in Arabia during WWI, born in Tremadog, Caernarfonshire, Wales (d. 1935)

Soldier and Writer T. E. Lawrence
Soldier and Writer
T. E. Lawrence
  • 1888-08-31 Ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer/diplomat (La Obra de Trajano)

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1888-10-14 Katherine Mansfield (Katherine Mansfield Beauchamp Murry), New Zealand short story writer (The Garden Party), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 1923)

Short story writer Katherine Mansfield
Short story writer
Katherine Mansfield
  • 1888-10-25 Francois Pauwels, Dutch writer/attorney
  • 1888-10-26 E Runar Schildt, Finnish writer (Segrande Eros)
  • 1888-11-26 Franz Jung, German writer and political activist, born in Nysa (d. 1963)
  • 1888-12-07 Joyce Cary, Anglo-Irish (male) writer (House of Children)
  • 1888-12-15 Artturi A Leinonen, Finnish journalist/writer (Kati)/politician
  • 1888-12-23 Friedrich Wolf, writer
  • 1889-02-06 Siegfried Kracauer, writer
  • 1889-02-10 Howard Spring, British author/novelist/writer/critic (O Absalom)
  • 1889-03-27 Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoglu, Turkish writer/diplomat
  • 1889-04-06 Gabriela Mistral [Lucila Godoy y Alcayaga], poet (Noebel Prize 1945) and diplomat, born in Vicuña, Chile (d. 1957)
  • 1889-04-22 Ludwig Renn, German writer, born in Dresden (d. 1979)
  • 1889-04-23 Charles Warrell, big Chief I-Spy writer/teacher
  • 1889-05-18 Gunnar Gunnarsson, Icelandic writer (The Church on the Mountain), born Fljótsdalur, Iceland (d. 1975)
  • 1889-05-20 Margery Allingham, detective story writer
  • 1889-07-02 Cor Hermus, Dutch actor/director/writer (A Mother)
  • 1889-07-05 Jean Cocteau, France, writer/artist/director (Le Potamak, Orphée)

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1889-07-17 Erle Stanley Gardner, American detective writer (Perry Mason), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1970)

Detective Writer Erle Stanley Gardner
Detective Writer
Erle Stanley Gardner
  • 1889-07-29 Karl Otten, German Expressionist writer, born in Oberkrüchten (d. 1963)
  • 1889-08-05 Conrad P Aiken, US, Pulitzer poet/writer (Ushant/Conversation)
  • 1889-08-12 Zerna Sharp, American writer and educator (Dick and Jane) (d. 1981)
  • 1889-08-23 A Lichtenstein, writer

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1889-09-23 Walter Lippmann, American journalist/political writer (Public Opinion), born in NYC, New York

Writer and Political Commentator Walter Lippmann
Writer and Political Commentator
Walter Lippmann
  • 1889-09-25 C. K. Scott-Moncrieff, Scottish writer and translator (d. 1930)
  • 1889-10-05 Teresa de la Parra, Venezuelan writer (d. 1936)
  • 1889-10-06 Maria Dabrowska, Polish writer (Noce I Dnie)
  • 1889-12-08 W Hervey Allen, US writer/poet (Anthony Adverse)
  • 1889-12-11 Paul Kornfeld, Czech playwright, born in Prague (d. 1942)
  • 1889-12-30 Georg von der Vring, German painter/writer (Soldier Suhren)
  • 1890-01-09 Karel Capek, Czech, writer (R U R); coined the word "robot"
  • 1890-01-09 Kurt Tucholsky, German journalist/writer (Panther Tiger & Co)
  • 1890-02-11 John P M L de Vries, fairy tale writer
  • 1890-02-18 Lauri SA Haarla, Finnish (stage)writer (Juudas, Sukeltaja)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 801 - 900 of 2,130

  • 1940-01-04 Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59
  • 1940-01-18 Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74
  • 1940-01-31 René "Sascha" Schickele, German writer (Erbe am Rhein), dies at 56
  • 1940-02-01 Philip Francis Nowlan, science fiction writer, creator of Buck Rogers character (b. 1888)
  • 1940-03-10 Mikhaïl Boulgakov, Russian writer (b. 1891)

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1940-03-16 Selma Lagerlöf, Swedish writer and Nobel Prize laureate, dies at 81

Author and Nobel Laureate Selma Lagerlöf
Author and Nobel Laureate
Selma Lagerlöf
  • 1940-05-14 Eddy [Charles E] du Platform, writer/poet, dies
  • 1940-05-14 Menno ter Braak, Dutch writer (Forum, New Elite), suicide at 38
  • 1940-05-23 Paul Nizan, French journalist/writer (Ce Soir/Aden Arabia), dies at 35
  • 1940-06-07 James Hall, writer/actor (Millie, Hell's Angels), dies at 39
  • 1940-06-16 DuBose Heyward, US writer (Porgy, Star Spangled Virgin), dies
  • 1940-06-21 Hendrik Marsman, Dutch poet/writer/critic, drowns at 40
  • 1940-06-21 W Hasenclever, writer, dies at 49
  • 1940-09-03 Otto V Ekelund, Swedish poet/writer (Hafvets Stjorna), dies at 59
  • 1940-09-26 Walter Benjamin, writer, dies at 48
  • 1940-09-27 Walter Benjamin, German/French literature critic/writer, dies at 48
  • 1940-12-22 Nathanael West, [Weinstein], US writer (Cool Million), dies at 37
  • 1941-01-06 Franz Hessel, German writer, dies at 60
  • 1941-02-02 Johannes Schlaf, writer, dies at 78
  • 1941-03-08 Sherwood Anderson, US writer/publisher (Winesburg Ohio), dies at 64
  • 1941-03-13 Isaak E Babel, Russian writer (Zakat, Marija), executed at 46
  • 1941-03-17 Isaak E Babel, writer, dies at 46
  • 1941-03-17 Isaak Emmanuilovich Babel, Rus writer (Crvena Konjica), executed at 46

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1941-03-28 Virginia Woolf-Stephen [Adeline], British writer (To Lighthouse), dies from suicide at 59

  • 1941-04-04 Max Frisch, writer, dies at 29
  • 1941-06-01 Hugh S Walpole, British writer (Killer & the Slain), dies
  • 1941-06-15 Evelyn Underhill, British writer (b. 1875)
  • 1941-07-17 Emil Barth, German revolutionary (Social Democratic Party), dies at 62
  • 1941-07-21 Bohdan Lepky, Ukrainian writer and poet (b. 1872)

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1941-08-07 Rabindranath Tagore, Indian philosopher/poet/writer (Nobel 1913), dies at 80

  • 1941-08-31 Marian Zwetajewa, writer, dies
  • 1941-10-26 Arkady Gaidar, Russian children's writer (b. 1904)
  • 1941-10-31 Herwarth Walden, writer, dies at 63
  • 1941-12-09 Dmitry Merezhkovsky, Russian writer and philosopher (b. 1865)
  • 1942-01-14 Porfirio Barba-Jacob, Colombian writer (b. 1883)
  • 1942-02-23 Stefan Zweig, Austrian writer (Die Welt von Gestern), dies at 60
  • 1942-04-08 Alfred Mombert, writer, dies
  • 1942-04-15 Robert Musil, Austrian writer (Mann ohne Eigenschaften), dies at 61
  • 1942-04-25 Paul Kornfeld, writer, dies at 52
  • 1942-04-30 Jakob van Hoddis [[Hans Davidsohn]], German Jewish poet, transported to German concentration camp at 54 (actual date of death unknown)
  • 1942-06-15 Vera Figner, writer, dies
  • 1942-07-26 Roberto Arlt, Argentinian writer (b. 1900)
  • 1942-10-10 Richard von Schaukal, Austria poet/writer (Schlemihle), dies at 68
  • 1942-11-19 Bruno Schulz, Polish writer and painter (shot) (b. 1892)
  • 1942-12-24 K Balmont, writer, dies at 75
  • 1943-02-13 William Walraven, journalist/writer (Neglected Grouser), dies at 55
  • 1943-03-23 Andre Lichtenberger, French Sudan writer (Le Petit Roi), dies at 72
  • 1943-04-30 Beatrice Potter Webb, British writer (My Apprenticeship), dies at 85
  • 1943-07-01 Johan Brouwer, hispanist/writer/Dutch resistance fighter, executed
  • 1943-08-05 Adam Kuckhoff, German writer and resistance fighter, is executed during WWII at 55
  • 1943-08-21 Henrik Pontoppidan, writer (Peter Gelukkige, Nobel 1917), dies at 86
  • 1943-08-24 Ernst Ottwalt, writer, dies
  • 1943-10-18 Adrianus M de Young, writer (Merijntje Gijzen's Youth), dies at 55
  • 1943-10-19 Adrianus M de Young, writer (Merijntje Gijzen's youth), murdered
  • 1943-10-29 Adrianus M de Young, writer (Merijntje Gijzen's youth), murdered at 55

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1943-12-22 Beatrix Potter, English children's writer and illustrator ("The Tale of Peter Rabbit") dies aged 77

Children's Author Beatrix Potter
Children's Author
Beatrix Potter
  • 1943-12-23 Theo[dorus J] Thijssen, Dutch writer (Kees de Jongen), dies at 64
  • 1944-01-04 Kaj Munk, [Harald Leininger], anti-fascist writer (Kaj Munk), dies
  • 1944-01-21 Gustaaf DFL Schamelhout, Flemish physician/writer, dies at 74
  • 1944-01-31 Jean Giraudoux, French writer (b. 1882)
  • 1944-02-04 Arsen Kotsoyev, Russian writer (b. 1872)
  • 1944-03-05 Max Jacob, French writer, dies in nazi concentration camp at 67
  • 1944-03-11 Hendrik W van Loon, Neth/US radio commentator/writer, dies at 62
  • 1944-03-28 Stephen Butler Leacock, writer/economist (Literary Lapses), dies at 75
  • 1944-04-05 Isolde Kurz, German writer/poetess (Meine Mutter), dies at 90
  • 1944-08-25 Mussa Dshalil, writer, dies
  • 1944-09-25 Jakob Schaffner, Swiss writer (Irrfahrten), dies at 68
  • 1944-10-16 John Eigenhuis, writer (The Dike), dies at 78
  • 1944-10-24 Lauri S A Haarla, Finnish writer (Juudas, Sukeltaja), dies at 54
  • 1944-11-30 Max Halbe, German playwright (Jugend), dies at 79
  • 1944-12-02 Filippo T Marinetti, Italian writer (father of futurism), dies at 67
  • 1944-12-30 Romain Roland, French writer/pacifist (Nobel 1915), dies at 78
  • 1945-01-03 Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski, Polish writer (b. 1879)
  • 1945-01-10 Rudolf Borchardt, writer, dies at 67
  • 1945-01-22 Alfred Wolfenstein, German writer, dies at 61
  • 1945-02-22 Osip Brik, Russian writer (b. 1888)
  • 1945-02-23 Aleksei Tolstoi, Russian poet and writer (Pjotr Peroyj), dies at 62
  • 1945-02-25 Mário de Andrade, Brazilian writer, photographer and modernist, dies of a heart attack at 51
  • 1945-03-04 Mark Sandrich, American film director, writer and producer (b. 1900)
  • 1945-03-07 Adolf Bartels, German writer/racist, dies at 82
  • 1945-03-16 Pierre Drieu la Rochelle, French writer/poet, commits suicide at 52
  • 1945-03-27 Jorgen Nielsen, Danish writer (romance), dies at 42
  • 1945-04-03 Joseph Weinheber, Austria poet/writer (Vienna Verbatim), dies at 43
  • 1945-04-10 Charles Nordhoff, English-born writer (b. 1887)
  • 1945-04-23 Albrecht Haushofer, writer, dies at 42
  • 1945-04-28 Hans Bloesch, writer, dies
  • 1945-05-15 Charles Williams, UK writer (b. 1886)
  • 1945-06-20 Bruno Frank, German-born American writer, dies at 58
  • 1945-06-21 Josef Hora, Czech writer/poet (Sinking Shadows), dies at 53
  • 1945-08-20 Alexander Roda Roda, Austrian writer, dies at 73
  • 1945-08-26 Franz Werfel, Czech/German/US poet/writer (Mirror Man), dies at 54
  • 1945-09-20 William Buehler Seabrook, Writer, journalist, occultist and explorer (b. 1884)
  • 1945-09-26 R Beer-Hofmann, writer, dies at 78
  • 1945-10-08 Felix Salten [Siegmund Salzmann], Austrian author (Bambi, a Life in the Woods), dies at 78
  • 1946-02-01 Hans Bethge, German poet, dies at 70
  • 1946-02-04 Margarete Boie, writer, dies

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1946-02-05 George Arliss, actor/writer (Dr Syn, Voltaire), dies at 77

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1946-06-06 Gerhart Hauptmann, German author (Before Dawn - Nobel 1912), dies at 83

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann