Authors in History

Historical Events


Music releaseTheater Premiere

1605-01-13 Controversial play "Eastward Hoe" by Ben Jonson, George Chapman, and John Marston is performed, landing two of the authors in prison.

Playwright and Poet Ben Jonson
Playwright and Poet
Ben Jonson
  • 1688-04-18 "Germantown Quaker Petition Against Slavery": Francis Daniel Pastorius authors 1st formal written protest against African-American slavery in English colonies in Germantown, Pennsylvania
  • 1774-02-22 British House of Lords rules authors do not have perpetual copyright

Historic InventionOxygen Discovered!

1774-08-01 Joseph Priestley, English theologian, chemist and author discovers oxygen by isolating it in its gaseous state
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Illustration of Priestley's discovery of oxygen, by Henry Granger
Illustration of Priestley's discovery of oxygen, by Henry Granger

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1777-09-15 George Washington on authorisation of Congress appoints Casimire Pulaski brigadier general in Continental Army cavalry

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • 1798-11-27 Rabbi Shneur Zalman, author (Tanya), released from St Petersburg jail

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1828-04-14 First American Dictionary: its author Noah Webster registers its copyright for publication

Lexicographer Noah Webster
Lexicographer
Noah Webster

Treaty of InterestTreaty of Waitangi

1840-01-29 First Governor of New Zealand and co-author of the Treaty of Waitangi Captain William Hobson arrives in the Bay of Islands, NZ
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The Treaty of Waitangi, signed by the British Crown and various Māori chiefs
The Treaty of Waitangi, signed by the British Crown and various Māori chiefs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1849-10-03 American author Edgar Allan Poe is found delirious in a gutter in Baltimore, Maryland under mysterious circumstances; it is the last time he is seen in public before his death.

  • 1853-01-04 Solomon Northup, author of the memoir "Twelve Years a Slave", regains his freedom

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1893-09-04 English author Beatrix Potter first writes the story of Peter Rabbit for a 5 year old boy

Children's Author Beatrix Potter
Children's Author
Beatrix Potter

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1897-05-18 "Dracula" by Irish author Bram Stoker is published by Archibald Constable and Company in London

Novelist Bram Stoker
Novelist
Bram Stoker
  • 1914-02-13 American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP) founded at Hotel Claridge in NYC
  • 1922-01-18 Irish author Liam O'Flaherty & others occupy Rotunda in Dublin
  • 1926-07-18 The South Africa author and journalist, Herman Charles Bosman, shoots and kills his stepbrother David Russell during a quarrel
  • 1928-11-01 1st celebration of Authors' Day

  • 1932-07-05 António de Oliveira Salazar becomes the premier and dictator of Portugal (1932-1968), founding the authoritarian Estado Novo (New State) regime
  • 1938-06-14 Dorothy Lathrop wins 1st Caldecott Medal (kid books author)
  • 1944-02-10 Belgian resistance fighter and author Kamiel van Baelen arrested
  • 1945-10-07 Dutch author A M de Jong's murderer Ton van Gog escapes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1949-10-21 Author of 'Brave New World' Aldous Huxley writes to congratulate George Orwell on his new novel '1984'

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

1957-09-21 "Perry Mason" TV series based on the character by author Erle Stanley Gardner, starring Raymond Burr premieres on CBS-TV

Detective Writer Erle Stanley Gardner
Detective Writer
Erle Stanley Gardner

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

1957-10-17 French author Albert Camus awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

Author Albert Camus
Author
Albert Camus

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

1962-10-25 American author John Steinbeck awarded Nobel Prize for Literature

  • 1963-01-14 "The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Path is published by Heinemann in the UK, the author commits suicide a month later

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

1964-10-22 French philosopher and author Jean-Paul Sartre refuses Nobel prize

  • 1966-02-20 Author Valery Tarsis banished in USSR
  • 1967-04-19 Yugoslav author Mihaljo Mihaljov sentenced 4½ years
  • 1967-04-20 French author Régis Debray caught in Bolivia

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1967-05-30 Argentinian author Gabriel García Márquez's most important work "One Hundred Years of Solitude" is published in Buenos Aires

Colombian Writer Gabriel García Márquez
Colombian Writer
Gabriel García Márquez
  • 1967-11-17 French author Régis Debray sentenced to 30 years in Bolivia

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

1967-12-10 Guatemalan author Miguel Ángel Asturias is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in Stockholm

Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist Miguel Ángel Asturias
Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist
Miguel Ángel Asturias

MurderAssassination Attempt

1968-06-03 American radical feminist Valerie Solanas attempts to assassinate Andy Warhol by shooting him three times. She is later diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and pleads guilty to "reckless assault with intent to harm", serving a 3 year sentence.

Pop Artist Andy Warhol
Pop Artist
Andy Warhol

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1969-11-12 Author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn expelled from the Soviet Writers Union

Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Writer and Nobel Laureate
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • 1970-10-08 Soviet author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wins the Nobel Prize for Literature

  • 1970-11-25 In Japan, author Yukio Mishima and two compatriots commit ritualistic suicide after an unsuccessful coup attempt
  • 1970-12-23 French author Régis Debray freed in Bolivia
  • 1974-04-25 Portuguese Prime Minister Marcello Caetano is overthrown in the Carnation revolution, bringing Portugal's authoritarian Estado Novo (New State) government to an end

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1975-12-09 US President Gerald Ford signs $2.3 Bn loan authorization for NYC

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1977-04-18 Alex Haley author of "Roots" awarded Pulitzer Prize

Writer Alex Haley
Writer
Alex Haley
  • 1981-12-13 Poland's authoritarian communist government declares martial law and arrests Solidarity activists in a failed attempt to crush the opposition
  • 1985-10-17 French author Claude Simon wins the Nobel Prize for Literature

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1986-10-01 Canadian children's author Robert Munsch publishes "Love You Forever"

Children's Author Robert Munsch
Children's Author
Robert Munsch
  • 1989-02-22 US authors demonstrate against Iranian death threats against Salman Rushdee, author of "The Satanic Verses"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989-07-20 Burma government puts author Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest

Burmese Politician Aung San Suu Kyi
Burmese Politician
Aung San Suu Kyi
  • 1998-02-05 Author Tom Clancy confirms he signed agreement to purchase Minnesota Vikings for slightly more than $200 million, an NFL franchise record

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2002-07-24 On 200th anniversary of his birth French author Alexandre Dumas' ('The Three Musketeers') ashes are interred in the Panthéon in Paris in a televised ceremony

  • 2005-06-03 'The Knight of Sainte-Hermine' by Alexandre Dumas is published in France by Editions Phébus, completed by Claude Schopp, 135 years after the author's death.

Hall of fameHall of Fame

2006-06-17 Sci-Fi author Anne McCaffrey inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame

Sci-Fi Author Anne McCaffrey
Sci-Fi Author
Anne McCaffrey

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2007-01-11 Author J. K. Rowling finishes the 7th and last Harry Potter novel in room 552 of the Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh

Novelist J. K. Rowling
Novelist
J. K. Rowling

KnightedKnighthood

2009-02-18 English fantasy author Terry Pratchett receives a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace

Novelist Terry Pratchett
Novelist
Terry Pratchett
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 2012-04-14 J. K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter novels, launches her website "Pottermore"
  • 2012-09-24 Books by Japanese authors or about Japan are suspended by Chinese bookstores

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015-08-03 Chilean-born author Isabel Allende receives the US Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama

Writer Isabel Allende
Writer
Isabel Allende
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2015-08-27 "The Shepherd's Crown" by Terry Pratchett published by Doubleday, 5 months after the author's death, last book in the Discworld series
  • 2015-08-30 English author Frederick Forsyth (The Day of the Jackal) reveals that he worked for MI6 for more than 20 years
  • 2015-10-08 Nobel prize for Literature awarded to Belarusian journalist and author Svetlana Alexievich
  • 2017-08-30 Late author Terry Pratchett' unfinished works destroyed by steamroller as per his instructions
  • 2018-01-25 Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi asked "are there any bookshops in Nigeria?" in controversial French interview
  • 2018-06-23 Laura Ingalls Wilder's name removed from book award by US Association for Library Service to Children, becuase of author's racist views and language

KnightedKnighthood

2018-12-28 British New Year's honours list include Knights for author Philip Pullman and comedian Michael Palin, a Dame for Twiggy and a Order of the Companions of Honour for Margaret Atwood

Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin
Author Margaret Atwood
Author
Margaret Atwood
  • 2019-05-21 Omani author Jokha Alharthi is the first Arabic writer to win the Man Booker International Prize for her novel "Celestial Bodies" with her translator Marilyn Booth
  • 2019-06-12 World’s largest sovereign wealth fund, Norway’s Government Pension Fund, worth $1 trillion, gets authorization to drop fossil fuel investments from Norway's government

Famous Birthdays

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  • 0994-11-07 Muhammad ibn Hazm, Andalusian historian, jurist and author of Islamic Spain, born in Córdoba, Caliphate of Córdoba (d. 1064)
  • 1265-05-09 Dante Alighieri, Italian poet and author (Dante's Inferno, Divina Commedia), born in Florence, Republic of Florence (d. 1321)
  • 1391-10-30 Edward [Dom Duarte], King of Portugal (1433-38), born in Viseu, Kingdom of Portugal (d. 1438)
  • 1441-02-09 Ali Sjir Neva'i [Fani], Turkish poet/author (Mahbub al-kulub)
  • 1468-06-12 Juan del Encina, Spanish author and composer, born in Encinas, Spain (d. 1529)
  • 1478-02-07 Sir Thomas More, English statesman, humanist, and author (d. 1535)
  • 1478-12-06 Baldassare Castiglione, Italian diplomat and author, born in Casatico, Mantua, Italy (d. 1529)
  • 1492-01-12 Andreas Alicatus, Italian author
  • 1500-11-01 Benvenuto Cellini, Italian sculptor, goldsmith and author (Perseus), born in Florence, Italy (d. 1571)
  • 1514-02-22 Tahmasp I, shah of Persia (1524-76)/author (Tazkire-i Shah)

Person of interestMiguel de Cervantes

1547-09-29 Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra, Spanish author (Don Quixote), born in Alcalá de Henares, Habsburg Spain (d. 1616)

  • 1561-11-21 Charles Scribani, IFlemish jesuit and author, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1629)
  • 1593-08-09 Izaak Walton, English biographer and author (The Compleat Angler), born in Stafford, England (d. 1683)
  • 1602-04-30 William Lilly, English astrologer, born in Diseworth, Leicestershire, England (d. 1681)
  • 1611-01-07 James Harrington, England, political author (Commonwealth of Oceans)
  • 1615-03-06 Jan Zoet, Dutch actor, author, playwright and poet (Parnasssus aan 't Y), born in Flanders, Belgium (d. 1674)
  • 1624-09-10 Thomas Sydenham, English physician and author of Observationes Medicae, born in Wynford Eagle, Dorset (d. 1689)
  • 1626-02-05 Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, French author (d. 1696)
  • 1627-01-25 Robert Boyle, Anglo-Irish natural philosopher & chemist, born in Lismore, Republic of Ireland (d. 1691)

Person of interestCharles Perrault

1628-01-12 Charles Perrault, French author and fairy tale writer (Tales of Mother Goose), born in Paris, France (d. 1703)

Fairytale writer Charles Perrault
Fairytale writer
Charles Perrault
  • 1628-11-28 John Bunyan, English minister and author (The Pilgrim's Progress), born in Elstow, Bedfordshire, England (d. 1688)
  • 1633-11-11 George Savile, 1st marquis of Halifax and author (Character of a Trimmer), born in Thornhill, West Yorkshire, England (d. 1695)
  • 1643-09-17 Gilbert Burnet, Scottish philosopher and Bishop of Salisbury, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1715)
  • 1668-05-06 Alain-René Lesage, French author (Turcaret ou le Financier), born in Sarzeau, France (d. 1747)
  • 1671-04-21 John Law, Scottish economist and author (Money and Trade Considered), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1729)
  • 1680-04-09 Philippe Néricault Destouches, French dramatist and author, born in Tours, France (d. 1754)
  • 1686-08-01 Benedetto Marcello, Italian author and composer (Lettera Famigliare), born in Venice, Italy (d. 1739)
  • 1692-11-07 Johannes Gottfried Schnabel, German author (Insel Felsenburg), born in Sandersdorf, Germany
  • 1697-03-09 Friederike C. Neuber, German actress and author (Allerkostbarste Schatz), born in Reichenbach im Vogtland (d. 1760)
  • 1697-04-01 Antoine François Prévost, French author and novelist (d. 1763)
  • 1707-04-26 Johannes Burman, Dutch botanist, plant author and physician, born in Amsterdam (d. 1779)
  • 1708-10-16 Albrecht von Haller, Swiss experimental physiologist, biologist and author (Acadamy of Science), born in Bern, Switzerland (d. 1777)
  • 1714-09-17 Gottlieb Rabener, German author (Vom Misbrauch of the Satire), born in Wachau, Germany (d. 1771)
  • 1728-12-08 Johann Georg von Zimmermann, Swiss philosophical author and physician, born in Brugg, Aargau, Switzerland (d. 1795)
  • 1729-01-01 Edmund Burke, British author (Philosophy & Inquiry) [NS=Jan 12]
  • 1729-01-12 Edmund Burke, British author (Philosophy & Inquiry) [OS=Jan 1]
  • 1735-05-23 Charles Joseph, 7th Prince the Ligne, Belgian fieldmarshal and author, born in Brussels (d. 1814)
  • 1736-09-15 Jean-Sylvain Bailly, French astronomer noted for his computation of an orbit for Halley’s Comet (1759) and author of History of Ancient Astronomy from Its Origin to the Establishment of the School of Alexandria, born in Paris (d. 1793)

Person of interestFrancis Hopkinson

1737-09-21 Francis Hopkinson, American author and composer (designed the first American flag), born in Philadelphia, British America (d. 1791)

Designer of the American Flag Francis Hopkinson
Designer of the American Flag
Francis Hopkinson
  • 1738-07-24 Elizabeth "Betje" Wolff-Bekker, Dutch author and poet (Sara Burgerhart), born in Flushing, Netherlands (d. 1804)
  • 1740-09-12 Johann Heinrich Jung, German author (Heinrich Stillings Leben), born in Hilchenbach, Germany (d. 1817)
  • 1740-11-04 Augustus Montague Toplady, English hymn writer (Rock of Ages), born in Farnham, Surrey, England (d. 1778)
  • 1741-09-11 Johann Jakob Engel, German author (Herr Lorenz Stark), born in Parchim, Germany (d. 1802)
  • 1741-10-18 Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, French general and author (d. 1803)
  • 1743-09-22 Quintin Craufurd, British author (d. 1819)
  • 1744-07-19 Heinrich Christian Boie, German author and editor, born in Meldorf, Germany (d. 1806)
  • 1753-11-03 August Gottlieb Meißner, German Enlightenment author who helped develop the detective story genre in German literature, born in Bautzen, Electorate of Saxony, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1807)
  • 1758-07-25 Elizabeth Hamilton, Scottish author (The cottagers of Glenburnie), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1816)
  • 1758-09-10 Hannah Webster Foster, American author (The Coquette; or, The History of Eliza Wharton), born in Salisbury, Massachusetts (d. 1840)
  • 1758-11-16 Peter Andreas Heiberg, Danish author and philologist, born in Vordingborg, Denmark (d. 1841)
  • 1760-05-10 Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle, French soldier, author and composer (La Marseillaise), born in Lons-le-Saunier, France (d. 1836)
  • 1762-11-16 Petronella Moens, Frisian author and feminist, born in Kûbaard, Netherlands (d. 1843)
  • 1763-02-03 Caroline von Wolzogen, [von Lengefeld], German author
  • 1763-03-09 William Cobbett, English journalist and author, born in Farnham, Surrey (d. 1835)
  • 1763-09-02 Caroline von Schelling, [Michaelis], German author
  • 1764-11-22 Barbara Juliane, baroness von Krüdener, Baltic German religious mystic, author, and Pietist Lutheran theologian, born in Riga, Latvia (d. 1824)
  • 1764-12-03 Mary Lamb, British author (Tales from Shakespeare), born in London, England (d. 1847)
  • 1765-03-04 Charles Dibdin, British composer, author (Sea Songs), and actor, baptized in Hampshire, England (d. 1814)
  • 1766-04-22 Madame de Staël [Anne Louise Germaine de Staël-Holstein], French-Swiss author (De l’Allemagne), born in Paris (d. 1817)
  • 1770-06-20 Moses Waddel, American educator, minister and bestselling author (Memoirs of the Life of Miss Caroline Elizabeth Smelt), born in Rowan County, North Carolina (d. 1840)
  • 1770-11-16 Étienne Pivert de Senancour, French author (Obermann), born in Paris (d. 1846)
  • 1771-03-22 Heinrich D Zschokke, Swiss author (Das Goldmacherdorf)
  • 1771-06-03 Sydney Smith, English preacher, reformer and author, born in Woodford, Essex (d. 1845)
  • 1772-04-11 Manuel Jose Quintana, Spanish author and poet (El Duque de Viseo), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1857)
  • 1773-03-26 Nathaniel Bowditch, American mathematician, astronomer and author (Marine Sextant), born in Salem, Province of Massachusetts Bay (d. 1838)
  • 1775-02-05 Margaretha J de Neufville, author (Small Pligten)
  • 1778-09-08 Clemens Brentano, German poet and author (The Story of the Just Casper and Fair Annie), born in Ehrenbreitstein, Germany (d. 1842)
  • 1779-07-15 Clement Clarke Moore, US professor and author ('Twas the Night Before Xmas), born in NYC, New York (d. 1863)
  • 1779-08-22 James Kirke Paulding, American author (The Dutchman's Fireside), born in Pleasant Valley, NY (d. 1860)
  • 1779-11-05 Washington Allston, American painter (pioneer of America's Romantic movement of landscape painting) and author, born in Georgetown, South Carolina (d. 1843)
  • 1780-06-03 William Hone, English author and bookseller (Every-Day Book)
  • 1784-12-07 Allan Cunningham, Scottish poet and author, born in Keir, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland (d. 1842)
  • 1785-02-21 Karl A Varnhagen von Ense, German officer/author (Die Sterner)
  • 1785-10-18 Thomas Love Peacock, English author (Headlong Hall)
  • 1785-11-13 Caroline Lamb, English aristocrat, author (Glenarvon), wife of William Lamb, lover of Lord Byron (d. 1828)
  • 1788-09-22 Theodore Edward Hook, English author (d. 1841)
  • 1788-10-24 Sarah Josepha Hale, American author (Mary Had a Little Lamb), born in Newport, New Hampshire (d. 1879)
  • 1789-05-28 Bernhard Severin Ingemann, Danish author (Tomorrow- og Aftensange), born in Torkilstrup, Denmark (d. 1862)
  • 1791-06-09 John Howard Payne, American actor, playwright (Fair Warning), author and creator of the hit song "Home! Sweet Home!", born in NYC, New York (d. 1852)
  • 1791-09-01 Lydia Sigourney, American religious author (How to Be Happy)
  • 1792-09-26 William Hobson, first Governor of New Zealand and co-author of the Treaty of Waitangi, born in Waterford, Ireland (d. 1842)
  • 1792-11-13 Edward John Trelawny, English traveler and author (Adv of Younger Son), born in London (d. 1881)
  • 1795-10-16 William Buell Sprague, American clergyman and author (d. 1876)
  • 1796-01-21 John Gelinde van Blom, Frisian notary/author

Person of interestHorace Mann

1796-05-04 Horace Mann, American educator, author and editor who pioneered public schools, born in Franklin, Massachusetts (d. 1859)

Father of American Education Horace Mann
Father of American Education
Horace Mann
  • 1796-07-26 George Catlin, American author and painter (American Indian scenes), born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 1872)

Person of interestMary Shelley

1797-08-30 Mary Shelley, English author (Frankenstein), born in London, England (d. 1851)

Frankenstein Author Mary Shelley
Frankenstein Author
Mary Shelley
  • 1797-11-04 Aleksander Bestuzhev-Marlinsky, Russian author, born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1837)
  • 1798-01-24 Karl von Holtei, Silesian actor, playwright and author (Die Vagabunden), born in Poland (d. 1880)
  • 1800-04-16 William Chambers, Scottish author and publisher (Basis of Communication & Coding), born in Peebles, Scotland (d. 1883)
  • 1800-11-23 Michail P Pogodin, Russian historian/author (Povesti)
  • 1801-01-12 Louise Sophie Blussé, Dutch author, born in Leiden, Holland (d. 1896)
  • 1801-02-21 John Henry Newman, England, cardinal/author (Dream of Gerontius)
  • 1802-01-06 Ion Heliade-Radulescu, Romanian writer (Gramatica), born in Târgoviște, Romania (d. 1872)
  • 1802-02-11 Lydia Maria Child, American author, journalist and abolitionist (Juvenile Miscellany), born in Medford, Massachusetts (d. 1880)

Person of interestVictor Hugo

1802-02-26 Victor Hugo, French author (Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables), born in Besançon, France (d. 1885)

Author Victor Hugo
Author
Victor Hugo

Person of interestAlexandre Dumas

1802-07-24 Alexandre Dumas, French author (The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo), born in Aisne, France (d. 1870)

  • 1803-01-03 Douglas William Jerrold, author/playwright/wit (Punch Mag), born in London, England
  • 1803-09-28 Prosper Mérimée, French author (Carmen), born in Paris (d. 1870)

Person of interestGeorge Childress

1804-01-08 George Childress, American lawyer & statesman (author of Texas Declaration of Independence), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1841)

Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence George Childress
Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence
George Childress

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

1656-11-12 English Poet and author of epic "Paradise Lost" John Milton (47) marries 2nd wife Katherine Woodcock

  • 1662-02-24 English Poet and author of "Paradise Lost" John Milton marries 3rd wife Elizabeth Mynshull, 31 years his junior.

LoveWedding of Interest

1735-07-09 Author, poet, critic and lexicographer and writer of the first English dictionary Dr. Samuel Johnson (25) marries the widow Elizabeth "Tetty" Porter, 21 years his senior

Scholar and Lexicographer Samuel Johnson
Scholar and Lexicographer
Samuel Johnson

LoveWedding of Interest

1822-10-12 "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" author Victor Hugo (20) weds Adele Fourcher

Author Victor Hugo
Author
Victor Hugo

LoveWedding of Interest

1825-05-15 Author and scholar Wilhelm Grimm (39) weds Henriette Dorothea

LoveWedding of Interest

1836-01-06 Author Harriet Beecher (24) weds educator Calvin Ellis Stowe (33) in Cincinnati, Ohio

Abolitionist and Author Harriet Beecher Stowe
Abolitionist and Author
Harriet Beecher Stowe

LoveWedding of Interest

1839-01-29 English naturalist and "On the Origin of Species" author Charles Darwin (42) marries Emma Wedgwood (41)

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1843-04-23 Samuel Gridley Howe, American physician and educator, marries Julia Ward, American poet and author

LoveWedding of Interest

1843-12-10 Author and religious leader Mary Baker Eddy (22) weds building contractor George Washington Glover (32) in Tilton, New Hampshire

Christian Science Founder Mary Baker Eddy
Christian Science Founder
Mary Baker Eddy

LoveWedding of Interest

1846-08-30 Author and Christian pioneer Ellen G. White (18) weds preacher James Springer White (25) in Portland, Maine

Christian Pioneer Ellen G. White
Christian Pioneer
Ellen G. White

LoveWedding of Interest

1847-08-04 Author of Moby-Dick, American novelist Herman Melville (28) marries Elizabeth Shaw, daughter of Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

Moby Dick Author Herman Melville
Moby Dick Author
Herman Melville

LoveWedding of Interest

1854-06-29 English Novelist and author of "Jane Eyre" Charlotte Brontë marries curate Arthur Bell Nicholls

LoveWedding of Interest

1862-09-23 Russian novelist and author of "War and Peace" Leo Tolstoy (34) marries Sophia Andreevna Behrs (18) daughter of a physician

Novelist Leo Tolstoy
Novelist
Leo Tolstoy
  • 1884-05-01 "Poems of Passion" author Ella Wheeler Wilcox (33) weds Robert M. Wilcox in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

LoveWedding of Interest

1885-05-05 Author Gerhart Hauptmann (22) weds Marie Thienemann

Dramatist, Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Dramatist, Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann

LoveWedding of Interest

1885-08-05 Author Arthur Conan Doyle (26) weds Louisa Hawkins

  • 1885-08-25 "Little House On The Prairie" author Laura Ingalls (18) weds Almonzo James Wilder (28)
  • 1885-08-29 Pulitzer Prize-winning American author (Age of Innocence) Edith Jones (23), marries Edward "Teddy" Wharton (36)

LoveWedding of Interest

1901-05-25 Anton Chekhov (41), Russian physician, dramatist and author marries actress Olga Knipper (31)

Author and Playwright Anton Chekhov
Author and Playwright
Anton Chekhov

LoveWedding of Interest

1908-06-09 Poet Joyce Kilmer (21) weds author Aline Murray (19)

LoveWedding of Interest

1910-02-03 Author James Weldon Johnson (38) weds civil rights activist Grace Nail Johnson (24) at her family's home

Writer and Civil Rights Activist James Weldon Johnson
Writer and Civil Rights Activist
James Weldon Johnson

LoveWedding of Interest

1911-07-05 "Anne of Green Gables" author Lucy Maud Montgomery (36) weds Ewen MacDonald in Prince Edward Island, Canada

LoveWedding of Interest

1912-08-10 British literary figure (author of "To the Lighthouse") Virginia Woolf [nee Stephen] (30) weds political theorist Leonard Woolf (31)

LoveWedding of Interest

1912-12-19 Author Colette (39) weds "Le Matin" newspaper editor Henri de Jouvenel

Novelist and Performer Colette
Novelist and Performer
Colette

LoveWedding of Interest

1913-04-12 Author Upton Sinclair (34) weds writer Mary Craig (31)

LoveWedding of Interest

1913-06-04 Author A. A. Milne (31) weds Dorothy Daphne de Selincourt

Author A. A. Milne
Author
A. A. Milne

LoveWedding of Interest

1913-10-15 Author Beatrix Potter (47) weds solicitor William Heelis at St Mary Abbots in Kensington, London

Children's Author Beatrix Potter
Children's Author
Beatrix Potter
  • 1914-01-14 Danish "Out of Africa" author Karen Blixen (28), pen name Isak Dinesen marries her 2nd cousin Baron Hans von Blixen-Finecke
  • 1914-12-24 Agatha Miller (later best selling detective author) marries aviator Archibald Christie

LoveWedding of Interest

1916-03-22 British author "The Lord of the Rings", J.R.R. Tolkien marries Edith Mary Bratt at St. Mary Immaculate Roman Catholic Church, Warwick

Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien

LoveWedding of Interest

1919-02-15 Author Maurice Maeterlinck (56) weds actress Renée Dahon (27) in Nice, France

Author and Nobel Laureate Maurice Maeterlinck
Author and Nobel Laureate
Maurice Maeterlinck

LoveWedding of Interest

1919-07-10 Author Aldous Huxley (25) weds epidemiologist Maria Nys in Bellem, Belgium

LoveWedding of Interest

1920-04-03 Novelist and short story writer F. Scott Fitzgerald (23) weds novelist Zelda Sayre (19) at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York

LoveWedding of Interest

1921-09-03 American author and journalist Ernest Hemingway (22) marries 1st wife Hadley Richardson (29)

LoveWedding of Interest

1922-09-02 "Gone With The Wind" author Margaret Mitchell (21) weds Red Berrien Upshaw

  • 1923-10-14 "All Quiet on the Western Front" author Erich Maria Remarque (25) weds Ilse Jutta Zambona

LoveWedding of Interest

1925-08-25 Suffragette Kate Sheppard (78) weds printer and author William Sidney Lovell-Smith (72) in Christchurch, New Zealand

Suffragette Kate Sheppard
Suffragette
Kate Sheppard
  • 1927-04-23 Mary Barbara Hamilton (25,)best-selling British romantic author, marries 1st husband Alexander McQorquodale

LoveWedding of Interest

1927-11-29 Theodor Geisel [Dr. Seuss] (23) marries first wife fellow author and editor Helen Palmer (28)

Children's Author Dr. Seuss
Children's Author
Dr. Seuss

LoveWedding of Interest

1929-05-27 Aviator Charles Lindbergh (27) weds author Anne Morrow (22) in Englewood, New Jersey

Aviator Charles Lindbergh
Aviator
Charles Lindbergh
Aviator and Author Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Aviator and Author
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

LoveWedding of Interest

1929-06-20 Author William Faulkner (31) weds Estelle Oldham at College Hill Presbyterian Church outside Oxford, Mississippi

Author and Nobel Laureate William Faulkner
Author and Nobel Laureate
William Faulkner

LoveWedding of Interest

1930-01-14 Author John Steinbeck (27) weds Carol Henning in Los Angeles, California

LoveWedding of Interest

1930-08-27 Journalist H. L. Mencken (49) weds author Sara Haardt (32) at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

Journalist and Critic H. L. Mencken
Journalist and Critic
H. L. Mencken

LoveWedding of Interest

1932-07-07 Author Damon Runyon (51) weds Patrice Amati del Grande

Journalist and Author Damon Runyon
Journalist and Author
Damon Runyon
  • 1932-07-19 "Rebecca" author Daphne DuMaurier (25) weds commander of the I Airborne Corps Lt. Gen. Frederick Browning (35)
  • 1932-10-04 Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov marries Yelena Sergeyevna
  • 1936-12-28 British best-selling romantic author Barbara Cartland (35) marries 2nd husband Hugh McCorquodale

LoveWedding of Interest

1937-09-03 Author Muriel Spark (19) weds teacher Sidney Oswald Spark in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia

Author Muriel Spark
Author
Muriel Spark

LoveWedding of Interest

1937-09-17 Economist John Kenneth Galbraith (29) weds author Catherine Atwater (24) at the Reformed Church of North Hempstead in New York

Economist and Author John Kenneth Galbraith
Economist and Author
John Kenneth Galbraith

LoveWedding of Interest

1939-04-02 Author Jacqueline Susann (20) weds Irving Mansfield at Har Zion Temple in Philadelphia

LoveWedding of Interest

1939-09-30 Nobel Prize-winning author William Golding (28) weds analytic chemist Ann Brookfield

Nobel Laureate and Novelist William Golding
Nobel Laureate and Novelist
William Golding

LoveWedding of Interest

1940-12-03 Nobel Prize winning author Albert Camus (27) weds pianist and mathematician Francine Faure (25) in Lyon, France

Author Albert Camus
Author
Albert Camus
  • 1941-06-03 Author Irving Wallace marries writer Sylvia Kahn

LoveWedding of Interest

1942-07-26 Science fiction author Isaac Asimov (22) weds Gertrude Blugerman in Brooklyn, New York

Author and Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov
Author and Biochemistry Professor
Isaac Asimov

LoveWedding of Interest

1943-08-13 Evangelist Billy Graham (24) weds philanthropist and Christian author Ruth Bell (23) in Montreat, North Carolina

Evangelist Billy Graham
Evangelist
Billy Graham

LoveWedding of Interest

1944-08-22 Writer Jack Kerouac (22) weds author Edie Kerouac Parker

Writer Jack Kerouac
Writer
Jack Kerouac

LoveWedding of Interest

1945-09-01 Author Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (23) weds childhood sweetheart Jane Marie Cox

  • 1946-03-14 American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway marries Mary Welsh
  • 1946-08-10 Author and founder of the Scientology cult L. Ron Hubbard (35) weds Sara Northrup Hollister
  • 1948-10-21 Science fiction pioneering author "Stranger in a Strange Land" Robert A. Heinlein marries 3rd wife Virginia "Ginny" Gerstenfeld
  • 1950-12-28 Author John Steinbeck (48) weds actress Elaine Anderson (36)

LoveWedding of Interest

1951-02-27 Activist W.E.B. Du Bois (83) weds award-winning author Shirley Graham (54) in Queens, New York

Civil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du Bois
Civil Rights Activist
W.E.B. Du Bois

LoveWedding of Interest

1951-07-03 Author Maya Angelou (23) weds Thomas J. Angelos

Author, Poet and Activist Maya Angelou
Author, Poet and Activist
Maya Angelou

LoveWedding of Interest

1951-12-23 MLB centerfielder Mickey Mantle (20) weds author Merlyn Mantle (19) in Commerce, Oklahoma

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1952-03-24 Author of 'James Bond' novels, journalist and secret intelligence agent Ian Fleming marries Anne Geraldine Charteris

LoveWedding of Interest

1953-06-15 Sci-Fi author Arthur C. Clarke (35) weds Marilyn Torgenson in New York

Sci-Fi Author Arthur C. Clarke
Sci-Fi Author
Arthur C. Clarke

LoveWedding of Interest

1953-07-02 Children's author Roald Dahl (36) weds stage actress Patricia Neal (27) at Trinity Church in New York

Author Roald Dahl
Author
Roald Dahl
Actress Patricia Neal
Actress
Patricia Neal

LoveWedding of Interest

1958-06-08 Author and a science pioneer in the semiconductor industry Andrew Grove (21) weds Eva Kastan

Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel Andrew Grove
Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel
Andrew Grove
  • 1961-10-14 Howard Allen Frances (Anne) O'Brien (20) best-selling author (The Vampire Chronicles) marries poet and painter Stan Rice (21)

LoveWedding of Interest

1961-10-14 Author Anne Rice (20) weds poet/artist Stan Rice (18) in Denton, Texas

Author Anne Rice
Author
Anne Rice

LoveWedding of Interest

1964-09-19 Author Peter Benchley (24) weds Winifred B. Wesson

Jaws Novelist Peter Benchley
Jaws Novelist
Peter Benchley
  • 1968-08-06 Children's author Theodor Geisel [Dr. Seuss] (64) weds second wife Audrey Stone Dimond

LoveWedding of Interest

1968-09-05 Author Ken Follett (19) weds Mary Emma Ruth Elson

Author Ken Follett
Author
Ken Follett

LoveWedding of Interest

1968-12-22 Author and cooking show host Ina Garten (20) weds dean Jeffrey Garten

Author and Cooking Show Host Ina Garten
Author and Cooking Show Host
Ina Garten

LoveWedding of Interest

1970-05-19 US Vice President Al Gore weds (22) weds author Tipper Aitcheson (21) at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

45th Vice President of the United States Al Gore
45th Vice President of the United States
Al Gore

LoveWedding of Interest

1970-06-21 "The Doors" lead singer Jim Morrison (26) "marries" author Patricia Kennealy (24) in a celtic pagan hand fasting ceremony, but the marriage is not legally binding

Poet and Rocker Jim Morrison
Poet and Rocker
Jim Morrison

LoveWedding of Interest

1970-06-29 Medical researcher Jonas Salk (55) weds painter and author Françoise Gilot (48) in Paris

Medical Researcher and Virologist Jonas Salk
Medical Researcher and Virologist
Jonas Salk

LoveWedding of Interest

1971-01-07 American horror, sci-fi and fantasy author Stephen King marries Tabitha Spruce, author and activist

Horror Author Stephen King
Horror Author
Stephen King

LoveWedding of Interest

1971-03-04 Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau (51) weds author/actress Margaret Joan Sinclair (23) at a private ceremony in North Vancouver, Canada

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau

LoveWedding of Interest

1972-01-01 Politician Aung San Suu Kyi (26) weds author Michael Aris (25)

Burmese Politician Aung San Suu Kyi
Burmese Politician
Aung San Suu Kyi

LoveWedding of Interest

1972-02-11 Playwright Tom Stoppard (34) weds doctor and author Miriam Moore-Robinson (34)

Playwright and Screenwriter Tom Stoppard
Playwright and Screenwriter
Tom Stoppard
  • 1973-11-30 Sci-fi author Issac Asimov (53) weds second wife psychoanalyst and Sci-fi author Janet Jeppson (47)
  • 1974-01-18 Author Maya Angelou (45) weds Paul Bernard Du Feu

LoveWedding of Interest

1975-12-30 Director Martin Scorsese (33) weds teacher and author Julia Cameron (27) in Libertyville, Illinois

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese
  • 1977-09-30 "Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom" author John Updike (45) weds Martha Bernhard

LoveWedding of Interest

1978-12-31 Best-selling author Michael Crichton (36) weds lawyer Kathleen St. Johns

LoveWedding of Interest

1981-05-08 Author John Grisham (26) weds Renee Jones

Writer John Grisham
Writer
John Grisham

LoveWedding of Interest

1985-07-31 Bee Gees member Robin Gibb (35) weds author and artist Dwina Murphy

Singer-songwriter Robin Gibb
Singer-songwriter
Robin Gibb

LoveWedding of Interest

1986-04-12 Author Arianna Huffington (35) weds politician Michael Huffington (38)

Author and creator of The Huffington Post Arianna Huffington
Author and creator of The Huffington Post
Arianna Huffington

LoveWedding of Interest

1986-04-26 Writer Jorge Luis Borges (86) weds author Maria Kodama (49) in Paraguay

LoveWedding of Interest

1991-11-25 Author Douglas Adams (39) weds Jane Belson


Famous Divorces

  • 1927-03-10 American author and journalist "The Old man and the Sea" Enerest Hemingway divorces 1st wife Elizabeth Hadley Richardson

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1940-11-04 American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway divorces 2nd wife Pauline Pfeiffer

  • 1945-12-21 American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway and journalist Martha Gellhorn divorce after 5 years of marriage.

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1973-11-16 Sci-fi author Isaac Asimov (53) divorces Gertrude Blugerman after 31 years of marriage

Author and Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov
Author and Biochemistry Professor
Isaac Asimov

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1980-09-05 Lawyer Kathleen St. Johns divorces best-selling author Michael Crichton (37) after nearly 2 years of marriage


Famous Deaths

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  • 0833-07-20 Ansegis/Ansegius, French abbot of Fontenelle/author, dies at about 63
  • 0967-11-20 Aboe al-Faradj al-Isfahani, Arabic author (Book of Liederen), dies
  • 1064-08-15 Muhammad ibn Hazm, Andalusian historian, jurist and author of Islamic Spain, dies at 69
  • 1171-11-02 Dionysius [Jacob] Bar-Salibi, Syriac Orthodox Church author (Diarbekir), dies
  • 1272-11-19 David of Augsburg, Franciscan minister/author, dies
  • 1321-09-14 Dante Alighieri, Italian poet and author (Dante's Inferno, Divina Commedia), dies at 56

Person of interestGeoffrey Chaucer

1400-10-25 Geoffrey Chaucer 'Father of English literature', English poet and author of "The Canterbury Tales", dies at 56 or 57

Author and Poet Geoffrey Chaucer
Author and Poet
Geoffrey Chaucer
  • 1471-03-24 Thomas Malory, author (Le Morte d'Arthur), dies at 55
  • 1501-01-03 Ali Sjir Neva'i [Fani], Turkish poet/author, dies at 59

Person of interestNiccolo Machiavelli

1527-06-21 Niccolo Machiavelli, Florentine statesman/author, dies at 57

Humanist philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli
Humanist philosopher
Niccolo Machiavelli
  • 1529-02-02 Baldassare Castiglione, Italian diplomat and author, dies at 50
  • 1529-08-30 Juan del Encina, Spanish author and composer, dies at 61
  • 1535-07-06 Sir Thomas More, philosopher, author (Utopia) and statesman, executed (beheaded) for treason at 57
  • 1542-10-27 Abraham ben Avigdor, rabbi/author (commentary on Tur), dies
  • 1547-01-11 Pietro Bembo, Italian author, literary theorist, and Catholic cardinal (b. 1470)
  • 1553-04-09 Francois Rabelais, French author (Gargantua, Pantagruel), dies at 49
  • 1563-02-02 Hans Neusiedler, Hungarian/German luitist/author, dies at approx 54
  • 1573-11-07 Solomon Luria (Maharshal), talmudic author (Yam Shel Shelomo), dies
  • 1587-04-18 John Foxe, English historian (Book of Martyrs), dies
  • 1596-12-08 Luis de Carabajal, 1st Jewish author in America, executed in Mexico

Person of interestMiguel de Cervantes

1616-04-22 Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra, Spanish author (Don Quixote), dies of a cirrhosis at 68

  • 1645-09-08 Francisco Gómez de Quevedo, Spanish author and poet, dies at 64
  • 1649-06-20 Maria Tesselschade Roemers Visscher, author, dies
  • 1654-08-19 Yom Tov Lipmann Heller, rabbi/author (Tosefot Yom Tov), dies
  • 1666-08-24 Francisco M the Melo, Portuguese author (Obras Morales), dies at 57
  • 1667-02-20 David ben Samuel Halevi, rabbi/author (Shulchan Aruch), dies
  • 1667-08-13 Jeremy Taylor, Irish author and bishop (b. 1613)
  • 1672-04-22 Georg Stiernhielm, Swedish scholar & poet often known as "father of Swedish poetry" (Hercules), dies at 73
  • 1674-01-11 Jan Zoet, Dutch actor, author, playwright and poet (Parnasssus aan 't Y), dies at 58
  • 1683-12-15 Izaak Walton, English biographer and author (The Compleat Angler), dies at 90
  • 1684-09-05 John Uytenhage van Lacks, lawyer/author, drowned at 48
  • 1688-08-31 John Bunyan, English minister and author (The Pilgrim's Progress), dies at 59
  • 1689-12-29 Thomas Sydenham, English physician and author of Observationes Medicae, dies at 65
  • 1701-04-04 Joseph Haines, entertainer and author

Person of interestCharles Perrault

1703-05-16 Charles Perrault, French author and fairy tale writer (Tales of Mother Goose), dies at 75

Fairytale writer Charles Perrault
Fairytale writer
Charles Perrault
  • 1726-05-14 Moshe Darshan, Rabbi/author (Torat Ahsam), dies
  • 1729-03-21 John Law, Scottish economist and author (Money and Trade Considered), dies at about 57
  • 1739-07-24 Benedetto Marcello, Italian author and composer (Lettera Famigliare), dies on 53rd birthday
  • 1747-11-17 Alain-René Lesage, French author (Le diable boiteux), dies at 79
  • 1754-07-04 Philippe Néricault Destouches, French dramatist and author, dies at 74
  • 1754-10-08 Henry Fielding, English novelist (Joseph Andrews, Tom Jones), dies at 47
  • 1771-01-11 Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, Marquis d'Argens, French author, dies at 66
  • 1771-03-22 Gottlieb Rabener, German author (Vom Misbrauch of the Satire), dies at 56
  • 1777-12-12 Albrecht von Haller, Swiss experimental physiologist, biologist and author (Acadamy of Science), dies at 69
  • 1779-02-20 Johannes Burman, Dutch botanist, plant author and physician, dies at 71
  • 1781-11-02 Jose F de Isla, Spanish Jesuit/author, dies at 78
  • 1789-09-28 Thomas Day, author, killed by fall from a horse at Wargrave Berkshire

Person of interestFrancis Hopkinson

1791-05-09 Francis Hopkinson, American author and composer (designed the first American flag), dies from an apoplectic seizure at 53

Designer of the American Flag Francis Hopkinson
Designer of the American Flag
Francis Hopkinson
  • 1793-02-06 Carlo Goldoni, Italian playwright and librettist (Belisario, Servant of Two Masters), dies at 85
  • 1793-11-12 Jean-Sylvain Bailly, French astronomer noted for his computation of an orbit for Halley’s Comet (1759) and author of History of Ancient Astronomy from Its Origin to the Establishment of the School of Alexandria, dies at 57
  • 1793-12-23 Antoine François Prévost, French author and novelist (b. 1697)
  • 1797-07-09 Edmund Burke, British author/parliament leader (Reflections), dies at 68

Person of interestMary Wollstonecraft

1797-09-10 Mary Wollstonecraft, English author and feminist (A Vindication of the Rights of Woman), mother of Mary Shelley, dies of septicaemia at 38

Author and Women's Rights Advocate Mary Wollstonecraft
Author and Women's Rights Advocate
Mary Wollstonecraft
  • 1802-06-28 Johann Jakob Engel, German author (Herr Lorenz Stark), dies at 60
  • 1806-03-03 Heinrich Christian Boie, German author and editor, dies at 61
  • 1807-02-18 August Gottlieb Meißner, German Enlightenment author who helped develop the detective story genre in German literature, dies at 53
  • 1807-12-03 Clara Reeve, English author (old English baron), dies at 78
  • 1809-09-07 Caroline Schelling, [Michaelis], German author and academic dies at 46
  • 1811-12-08 Eliza Poe, English-American actress and the mother of the American author Edgar Allan Po, dies of tuberculosis at 23 or 24
  • 1814-07-25 Charles Dibdin, British composer, author (Sea Songs), and actor, dies at 69
  • 1814-12-13 Charles Joseph, 7th Prince of Ligne, Belgium fieldmarshal and author, dies at 79
  • 1816-07-23 Elizabeth Hamilton, author (Cats: A Celebration), dies at 68
  • 1817-04-02 Johann Heinrich Jung, German author (Heinrich Stillings Leben), dies at 76
  • 1817-07-14 Madame de Staël [Anne Louise Germaine de Staël-Holstein], French-Swiss author (De l’Allemagne), dies at 51
  • 1818-10-22 Joachim H Campe, German theory/author, dies at 72
  • 1820-04-20 Arthur Young, author (Annals of Agriculture), dies
  • 1821-08-01 Elizabeth Inchbald [Simpson], English actress and author (Lovers' Vows, Lady Abbess), dies at 68
  • 1824-12-25 Barbara Juliane, baroness von Krüdener, Baltic German religious mystic, author, and Pietist Lutheran theologian, dies at 60
  • 1827-11-28 Dov Baer Schneersohn, Lubavitch leader/author (Imirei Binah), dies
  • 1828-01-25 Caroline Lamb, English aristocrat, author (Glenarvon), wife of William Lamb, lover of Lord Byron, dies at 42
  • 1831-03-09 Friedrich M. Klinger, German (stage )author (Plimplamplasko), dies at 79
  • 1835-06-18 William Cobbett, English journalist and author, dies at 72
  • 1836-06-26 Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle, French author and composer (Marseillaise), dies at 76
  • 1838-03-16 Nathaniel Bowditch, American mathematician, astronomer and author (Marine Sextant), dies at 64
  • 1839-05-17 Archibald Alison, Scottish author (b. 1757)
  • 1839-11-06 Hayim Rapoport, Rabbi of Ostrowiec/author (Maxim Chayyim), dies
  • 1840-04-17 Hannah Webster Foster, American author (The Coquette; or, The History of Eliza Wharton), dies at 81
  • 1840-07-21 Moses Waddel, American educator, minister and bestselling author (Memoirs of the Life of Miss Caroline Elizabeth Smelt), dies at 70
  • 1841-04-30 Peter Andreas Heiberg, Danish author and philologist, dies at 82
  • 1841-08-24 Theodore Edward Hook, English author (b. 1788)

Person of interestGeorge Childress

1841-10-06 George Childress, American lawyer and statesman (author of Texas Declaration of Independence), commits suicide at 37

Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence George Childress
Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence
George Childress
  • 1842-03-23 Stendhal, [Marie-Henri Beyle], French author (Le Rouge et de Noir, a Chartreuse de Parme), dies at 59
  • 1842-07-28 Clemens Brentano, German poet and author (The Story of the Just Casper and Fair Annie), dies at 63
  • 1842-08-10 Captain William Hobson, first British Governor of New Zealand and co-author of the Treaty of Waitangi, dies of a stroke at 49
  • 1842-10-30 Allan Cunningham, Scottish poet and author, dies at 57
  • 1843-01-04 Petronella Moens, Frisian author and feminist, dies at 80
  • 1843-07-09 Washington Allston, American painter (pioneer of America's Romantic movement of landscape painting) and author, dies at 63
  • 1845-07-12 Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian poet (Creation, Humanity, and Messiah) and author, dies at 37
  • 1847-01-11 Caroline von Wolzogen [von Lengefeld], German author, dies at 83
  • 1848-08-09 Frederick Marryat, English captain/author (Mr Midshipman Easy), dies

Person of interestJames Fenimore Cooper

1851-09-14 James Fenimore Cooper, American author (Last of Mohicans), dies of dropsy at 61

  • 1852-04-09 John Howard Payne, American actor, playwright (Fair Warning), author and creator of the hit song "Home! Sweet Home!", dies at 60
  • 1856-01-12 Ľudovít Štúr, Slovak politician and author of Slovak language, dies at 40
  • 1856-07-15 Margaretha J de Neufville, author (The Kidnap), dies at 81
  • 1857-03-11 Manuel Jose Quintana, Spanish author and poet (A la paz), dies at 84
  • 1858-03-03 Jozsef Bajza, Hungarian author/poet/critic, dies at 54
  • 1858-10-10 Karl A Varnhagen von Ense, German author/poet/diplomat, dies at 73

Person of interestWashington Irving

1859-11-28 Washington Irving, American author (Legend of Sleepy Hollow), dies of a heart attack at 76

  • 1860-05-23 Albert Richard Smith, author/lecturer, dies
  • 1862-02-24 Bernhard Severin Ingemann, Danish author (Holger Danske), dies at 72