Calligraphers in History

Famous Birthdays

  • 1036-12-19 Su Tung-p'o, China, poet/essayist/painter/calligrapher
  • 1872-02-11 Edward Johnston, British craftsman and calligrapher - "the father of modern calligraphy" (d. 1944)

Famous Deaths

  • 1101-07-28 Su Tung-p'o, Chinese poet, essayist, painter and calligrapher, dies at 64
  • 1623-09-10 John I Van de Velde the Elder, Dutch calligrapher (Mirror of Write-Konste), dies
  • 1959-12-21 Rosanjin, Japanese calligrapher, restaurateur and ceramicist (b. 1883)
  • 1987-02-10 Sadequain, Pakistani artist, painter, calligrapher and artist, dies at 56
  • 1991-04-23 Peter Bailey, Graphic designer/calligrapher, dies
  • 2007-01-04 Osman Waqialla, Sudanese artist and calligrapher (b. 1925)