Authors in History (Part 2)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 1,808


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
  • 1804-01-31 Jozsef Bajza, Hungarian author/poet/critic

Person of interestNathaniel Hawthorne

1804-07-04 Nathaniel Hawthorne, American author (House of 7 Gables, The Scarlet Letter), born in Salem, Massachusetts (d. 1864)

  • 1804-10-03 Allan Kardec, French author and founder of Spiritism, born in Lyon, France (d. 1869)

Person of interestHans Christian Andersen

1805-04-02 Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author of 150 fairy tales (The Ugly Duckling, The Snow Queen), born in Odense, Denmark (d. 1875)

  • 1805-10-23 Adalbert Stifter, Austrian author (Nachsommer)
  • 1805-12-31 Marie d'Agoult (Daniel Stern), French author (Knife), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1876)
  • 1808-02-04 Josef Kajetán Tyl, Czech playwright, author of the Czech national anthem(d. 1856)
  • 1808-04-26 Martha Finley, American children's book author (Elsie Dinsmore series), born in Chillicothe, Ohio (d. 1909)
  • 1808-06-17 Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian poet (Creation, Humanity, and Messiah) and author, born in Kristiansand, Norway (d. 1845)
  • 1808-07-10 Solomon Northup, American abolitionist and author (12 Years a Slave), born in Minerva, New York (or 10 Jul 1807) (d. 1863)
  • 1808-12-06 Johan Michiel Dautzenberg, Flemish author (Future), born in Heerlen, Netherlands (d. 1869)
  • 1809-08-29 Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., American physician and author (Old Ironsides), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1894)
  • 1809-11-27 Frances Anne "Fanny" Kemble, British Shakespearian actress (Juliet) and author, born in London, England (d. 1893)
  • 1811-03-03 Vissarion Belinsky, Sveaborg Finland, Russian author (Literary Review)

Person of interestHarriet Beecher Stowe

1811-06-14 Harriet Beecher Stowe, American author (Uncle Tom's Cabin), born in Litchfield, Connecticut (d. 1896)

Abolitionist and Author Harriet Beecher Stowe
Abolitionist and Author
Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • 1811-09-06 Johanna D Courtmans-Berchmans, Flemish author (Rozeken Pot), born in Auderghem, Belgium (d. 1890)
  • 1811-09-15 Willem Josephus van Zeggelen, Dutch author, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1879)
  • 1812-12-23 Samuel Smiles, Scotland, author (Self-Help, Character, Duty)
  • 1813-11-13 John Wolcott Phelps, American abolitionist, author and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Guilford County, Vermont (d. 1885)
  • 1813-11-30 Hermann Kurz, German poet and novelist (Schillers Heimatjahre), born in Reutlingen, Germany (d. 1873)
  • 1814-01-17 Ellen Wood, English author (East Lynne, Pomeroy Abbey)
  • 1814-04-15 John Lothrop Motley, American historian and author (The Rise of the Dutch Republic), born in Dorchester, Boston (d. 1877)
  • 1815-08-01 Richard Henry Dana Jr., American author (Two Years Before the Mast), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1882)
  • 1815-10-29 Ľudovít Štúr, Slovak politician and author of Slovak language, born in Uhrovec, Austrian Empire (d. 1856)
  • 1815-12-21 Thomas Couture, French history painter & teacher, born in Senlis, France (d. 1879)
  • 1817-09-14 Theodor Storm, German judge and author (Immensee, Der Schimmelreiter), born in Husum, Germany (d. 1888)
  • 1817-11-25 John Bigelow, American statesman and author, born in Bristol, New York (d. 1911)
  • 1818-10-25 Pavel Melnikov, Russian historian and author (In the Forests), born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Empire [NS=Nov 6]
  • 1819-02-19 Mark Prager Lindo, English Dutch writer, born in London, England (d. 1877)
  • 1819-03-26 Louise Otto-Peters, German suffragist, women's rights movement activist and author (The Wandering Star), born in Meissen, Germany (d. 1895)
  • 1819-05-27 Julia Ward Howe, American poet and author (Battle Hymn of the Republic), born in NYC, New York (d. 1910)

Person of interestHerman Melville

1819-08-01 Herman Melville, American author (Moby Dick, Billy Budd), born in NYC, New York (d. 1891)

Moby Dick Author Herman Melville
Moby Dick Author
Herman Melville

Person of interestGeorge Eliot

1819-11-22 George Eliot [Mary Anne Evans], English author (Middlemarch, Silas Marner), born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire (d. 1880)

Writer George Eliot
Writer
George Eliot
  • 1820-03-30 Anna Sewell, English author (Black Beauty), born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk (d. 1878)
  • 1821-03-16 Ernest Feydeau, French author (Georges Feydeau)
  • 1821-06-26 Bartolomé Mitre [Martínez], Argentine general, author, statesman and President (1862-1868), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1906)
  • 1822-01-07 Lucius C M Bakker, Frisian physician/author (Goethe)
  • 1822-04-03 Edward Everett Hale, American clergyman and author (Man without a Country), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1909)
  • 1823-09-16 Francis Parkman, American historian and author (Oregon Trail), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1893)
  • 1823-10-20 Thomas Hughes, English politician and author (Tom Brown's School Days), born in Uffington (d. 1896)
  • 1824-03-02 Henry Beebee Carrington, American lawyer, professor, prolific author, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Wallingford, Connecticut (d. 1912)
  • 1824-12-10 George MacDonald, Scottish poet and sci-fi author (Princess & Curdie), born in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland(d. 1905)
  • 1825-02-28 Quincy Adams Gillmore, American civil engineer, author, and Major General (Union Army), born in Lorain County, Ohio (d. 1888)
  • 1825-05-08 George Bruce Malleson, English officer in India and author, born in Wimbledon, London (d. 1898)
  • 1826-10-31 Hugh Boyle Ewing, American diplomat, author, attorney, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Lancaster, Ohio (d. 1905)
  • 1826-11-24 Collodi [Carlo Lorenzini], Italian author (Pinocchio)
  • 1827-04-10 Lewis "Lew" Wallace, American author (Ben-Hur) and Major General (Union Army), born in Brookville, Indiana (d. 1905)
  • 1827-04-22 William Hopkins Morris, American author, editor, inventor, and Major General (Union Army), born in (d. 1900)
  • 1827-06-12 Johanna Spyri, Swiss children's book author (Heidi), born in Hirzel, Switzerland (d. 1901)
  • 1827-09-01 Jacobus J Cremer, painter/author (Overbetuwsche Novellen)
  • 1827-11-14 Isaac Wistar, American lawyer, author, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1905)
  • 1829-01-06 Kanagaki Robun [Bunzo Nozaki], Japanese humorist/gesaku-author, born in Edo, Japan (d. 1894)
  • 1829-01-18 Louis van Haecke, Flemish chaplain/author (Blood to Bridge)
  • 1829-02-15 Silas Weir Mitchell, American physician (discovered causalgia, erythromelalgia) and author (Roland Blake, Hugh Wynne), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1914)
  • 1829-09-24 James St Clair Morton, American engineer, author, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1864)
  • 1829-10-27 Christopher Columbus Andres, American diplomat, newspaperman, author, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Hillsborough, New Hampshire (d. 1922)
  • 1829-12-03 Green Berry Raum, American lawyer, politician, author, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Golconda, Illinois (d. 1909)
  • 1830-05-15 Martinus W van der Aa, author/Dutch head-editor (The Time)
  • 1831-06-07 Amelia Edwards, English author (The Phantom Coach) and Egyptologist, born in London (d. 1892)
  • 1831-07-30 Helena Blavatsky, Russian occultist, philosopher, and author (co-founded Theosophical Society), born in Yekaterinoslav, Ukraine (d. 1891)
  • 1831-09-08 Wilhelm Raabe [Jakob Corvinus], German author (Der Hungerpastor), born in Eschershausen, Germany (d. 1910)
  • 1831-10-15 Helen Hunt Jackson, American author (Ramona), born in Amherst, Massachusetts (d. 1885)
  • 1831-12-29 Adam Badeau, American author, Union Army officer, and diplomat, born in NYC, New York (d. 1895)
  • 1832-01-09 Félix-Gabriel Marchand, journalist, author and politician, Premier of Quebec (d. 1900)
  • 1832-01-13 Horatio Alger, American clergyman and author (Disagreeable Woman, Ragged Dick), born in Chelsea, Massachusetts (d. 1899)

Person of interestLewis Carroll

1832-01-27 Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson], English author (Alice in Wonderland), born in Daresbury, England (d. 1898)

Author and Mathematician Lewis Carroll
Author and Mathematician
Lewis Carroll
  • 1832-02-26 John George Nicolay, German-American author (Abe Lincoln's biographer), born in Essingen, Rhenish Bavaria (d. 1901)
  • 1832-04-13 Juan Montalvo, Ecuadorian author (Siete Tratados), born in Ambato, Ecuador (d. 1889)

Person of interestLouisa May Alcott

1832-11-29 Louisa May Alcott, American author (Little Women), born in Germantown, Pennsylvania (d. 1888)

  • 1832-12-08 Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Norwegian author "Pa Guds Veje" and Nobel laureate 1903, born in Kvikne, Norway (d. 1910)
  • 1833-08-11 Robert Green Ingersoll, NY, author/politician/agnostic (Att Gen-R-Ill)
  • 1833-11-06 Jonas Lie, Norwegian author (The Family at Gilje: A Domestic Story of the Forties), born in Hokksund, Eiker, Norway (d. 1908)
  • 1834-11-13 Ignacio Manuel Altamirano, Mexican author (El Zarco), born in Tixtla, Guerrero, Mexico (d. 1893)
  • 1835-02-15 Demetrius Vikelas, Greek author (d. 1908)
  • 1835-02-27 Richard Garnett, English author (Ananda the Miracle Worker)
  • 1835-08-27 Albijn van de Abeele, Flemish author and painter, born in Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium (d. 1918)

Person of interestMark Twain

1835-11-30 Mark Twain [Samuel Clemens], American author (Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn), born in Florida, Missouri (d. 1910)

Author Mark Twain
Author
Mark Twain
  • 1835-12-04 Samuel Butler, English author (Erewhom, Way of All Flesh), born in Langar, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1902)
  • 1835-12-18 Lyman Abbott, American author (d. 1922)
  • 1836-01-10 Charles Ingalls, father of American author Laura Ingalls Wilder, born in Cuba, New York (d. 1902)
  • 1836-08-25 Bret Harte, American author (Outcasts of Poker Flat), born in Albany, New York (d. 1902)
  • 1836-09-11 Fitz Hugh Ludlow, American author (The Hasheesh Eater), born in NYC, New York (d. 1870)
  • 1836-10-04 Juliette Adam, French author (Salon/Nouvelle Revue) and feminist, born in Verberie, Oise, France (d. 1936)
  • 1836-11-11 Thomas Bailey Aldrich, American editor and writer (The Story of a Bad Boy), born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire (d. 1907)
  • 1837-03-01 Ion Creanga, Romanian fairy tale author (Amintiti the Copilarie)
  • 1838-05-11 Walter Goodman, British painter, illustrator and author (d. 1912)
  • 1838-11-14 August Senoa, Croatian author (Zlatarevo zlato)
  • 1838-12-20 Edwin Abbott Abbott, English schoolmaster & theologian (Flatland), born in Marylebone, United Kingdom (d. 1926)
  • 1839-05-28 Luigi Capuana, Sicilian author and critic (Roccaverdina), born in Mineo, Sicily, Italy (d. 1915)
  • 1840-08-14 Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Austro–German psychiatrist and author (Psychopathia Sexualis), born in Mannheim, Baden, Germany (d. 1902)
  • 1840-11-25 Hugo Verriest, Flemish author and poet (Flemish Movement), born in Deerlijk, Belgium (d. 1922)
  • 1840-12-11 Namık Kemal, Turkish poet and author (Fatherland-1872), born in Tekirdağ, Ottoman Empire (d. 1888)
  • 1841-03-04 Kristian Mandrup Elster, Norwegian author (And fremmed Fugl)
  • 1842-04-08 Elizabeth Bacon Custer, American author, public speaker and wife of George Armstrong Custer, born in Monroe, Michigan (d. 1933)
  • 1842-08-14 Henry Duff Traill, British author and journalist (The Marquis of Salisbury), born in Blackheath, London (d. 1900)
  • 1843-04-15 Henry James, American-British author (Turn of the Screw, Bostonians), born in NYC, New York (d. 1916)
  • 1843-10-25 Gleb Uspensky, Russian author (Power of the Soil), born in Tula, Russian Empire (d. 1902)
  • 1846-05-05 Henryk Sienkiewicz, Polish author (Quo Vadis, Nobel 1905), born in Wola Okrzejska, Poland (d. 1916)
  • 1846-08-16 Justus van Maurik, Dutch author and cigar manufacturer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1904)

Famous Weddings

  • 1992-07-04 American actress Bobbie Eakes marries author David Stone

LoveWedding of Interest

1992-10-16 Author J. K. Rowling (27) weds Portuguese television journalist Jorge Arantes

Novelist J. K. Rowling
Novelist
J. K. Rowling
  • 1997-10-04 MTV news anchor Tabitha Soren (30) weds "Liars Poker" author Michael Lewis (37) in Garrison, New York
  • 2001-12-26 "Harry Potter" author J. K. Rowling (36) weds anesthesiologist Neil Murray (30) in Aberfeldy, Scotland
  • 2002-05-24 Princess Martha Louise of Norway (30) weds author Ari Behn (29) in Trondheim
  • 2006-02-03 "The Science Guy" Bill Nye (50) weds author/oboist Blair Tindall at Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles
  • 2011-01-02 Dresden Dolls singer Amanda Palmer (34) weds author Neil Gaiman (50) in Berkley, California
  • 2013-09-06 Actor Josh Charles (41) weds ballet dancer and author Sophie Flack at a private residence in Manhattan, New York City

LoveWedding of Interest

2017-05-14 Retired soccer player Abby Wambach (37) weds best-selling author Glennon Doyle Melton

Soccer Player Abby Wambach
Soccer Player
Abby Wambach

Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 1,216

  • 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
  • 1868-01-28 Adalbert Stifter, Austrian author (Witiko), commits suicide at 62
  • 1868-08-25 Costache Negruzzi, Romanian author/poet, dies at about 60
  • 1869-02-04 Johan Michiel Dautzenberg, Flemish author (Future), dies at 60
  • 1869-03-31 Allan Kardec, French author and founder of Spiritism, dies at 64
  • 1869-11-12 Gheorghe Asachi, author/humanist (1st newspaper in Moldavia), dies
  • 1869-12-06 Jan de Liefde II, Dutch vicar/author (People's Welfare), dies at 54
  • 1870-09-12 Fitz Hugh Ludlow, American author (The Hasheesh Eater), dies at 34
  • 1870-09-23 Prosper Mérimée, French author (Carmen), dies at 66
  • 1871-04-29 John Gelinde van Blom, Frisian poet, dies at 75
  • 1873-10-29 Ernest Feydeau, French author, dies at 52
  • 1874-04-14 Hermanus J Abbring, Dutch author/engineer on Curacao, dies at 86

Person of interestHans Christian Andersen

1875-08-04 Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author of 150 fairy tales (The Ugly Duckling, The Snow Queen), dies at 70

  • 1875-11-17 Hilario Ascasubi, Argentina author (pampa, gauchos & indians), dies
  • 1876-03-05 Marie d'Agoult [pen name Daniel Stern], French author and mother of composer Franz Liszt's children, dies at 70
  • 1876-05-07 William Buell Sprague, American clergyman and author (b. 1795)
  • 1876-06-08 George Sand [Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dudevant], French author (Indiana, Consuelo), dies at 71
  • 1877-03-09 Mark Prager Lindo, English Dutch author (Neth Spectator), dies at 58
  • 1877-05-29 John Lothrop Motley, American historian and author (The Rise of the Dutch Republic), dies at 63
  • 1878-04-25 Anna Sewell, English author (Black Beauty), dies at 58
  • 1878-12-19 Bayard Taylor, American author and poet (b. 1825)
  • 1879-02-11 Willem Josephus van Zeggelen, Dutch author, dies at 67
  • 1879-03-30 Thomas Couture, French painter/author, dies at 63
  • 1879-10-31 Jacob Abbott, American author (b. 1803)
  • 1880-02-12 Karl von Holtei, Silesian actor, playwright and author (Die Vagabunden), dies at 82
  • 1880-06-05 Jacobus J Cremer, painter/author (Betuwsche Novellen), dies at 52
  • 1881-04-11 Kristian Mandrup Elster, Norwegian author (Torn Trondal), dies at 40
  • 1881-08-02 Marcus Andrews Hislop Clarke, author (His Natural Life) at 35
  • 1882-01-06 Richard Henry Dana Jr., American author (Two Years Before the Mast), dies at 66
  • 1883-02-01 Pavel Melnikov, Russian historian and author (In the Forests), dies at 64 [NS=Feb 13]
  • 1883-05-20 William Chambers, Scottish author and publisher (Basis of Communication & Coding), dies at 83
  • 1885-05-13 Juliana Horatia [Gatty] Ewing, author (Lob Lie-by-the-Fire), dies

Person of interestVictor Hugo

1885-05-22 Victor Hugo, French author (Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables), dies at 83

Author Victor Hugo
Author
Victor Hugo
  • 1885-08-12 Helen Hunt Jackson, American author (Ramona), dies at 54
  • 1885-11-08 Johannes Kneppelhout [Klikspaan], Dutch humorist/author, dies at 71
  • 1886-07-16 Ned Buntline [Edward Zane Carroll Judson], author, dies
  • 1886-07-29 Solomon Gazfried, rabbi/author (Kitzur Shulchan Aruch), dies
  • 1886-08-22 Jose da Silva Mendes Leal, Portuguese author (Indiana), dies at 67
  • 1887-02-10 Ellen Wood, English author (Pomeroy Abbey), dies at 73
  • 1888-01-29 Edward Lear, poet/author, dies at 75

Person of interestLouisa May Alcott

1888-03-06 Louisa May Alcott, American author (Little Women), dies of a stroke at 55

  • 1888-03-24 Vsevolod Garshin, Russian author (b. 1855)
  • 1888-07-04 Theodor Storm, German judge and author (Immensee, Der Schimmelreiter), dies at 70
  • 1889-01-17 Juan Montalvo, Ecuadorian author (Siete Tratados), dies at 56
  • 1889-07-11 Gyula Reviczky, Hungarian author and poet, dies at 34
  • 1889-08-02 Eduardo Gutiérrez, Argentinian author (b. 1851)
  • 1889-12-31 Ion Creanga, Romanian (fairy tales) author, dies at 52
  • 1890-08-02 Louise-Victorine Ackermann, French poet (works characterized by a deep sense of pessimism), dies at 76
  • 1890-09-22 Johanna D Courtmans-Berchmans, Flemish author (Rozeken Pot), dies at 79
  • 1891-05-08 Helena Blavatsky, Russian occultist, philosopher, and author (co-founded Theosophical Society), dies at 59
  • 1891-08-22 Jan Neruda, Czech author (b. 1834)
  • 1891-09-27 Ivan Goncharov, Russian author (b. 1812)
  • 1892-04-15 Amelia Edwards, English author (The Phantom Coach) and Egyptologist, dies at 60
  • 1893-01-15 Frances Anne "Fanny" Kemble, British Shakespearian actress (Juliet) and author, dies at 83
  • 1893-02-13 Ignacio Manuel Altamirano, Mexican author (El Zarco), dies at 58

Person of interestGuy de Maupassant

1893-07-06 Guy de Maupassant, French author (Boule de Suif), dies four days after trying to commit suicide by cutting his throat at 42

  • 1893-11-08 Francis Parkman, American historian and author (Oregon Trail), dies at 70
  • 1894-10-07 Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., American physician and author (Old Ironsides), dies at 85
  • 1894-10-19 James Darmesteter, French author and antiquarian (translations of the Avesta, the sacred scripture of Zoroastrianism), dies at 45
  • 1895-03-13 Louise Otto-Peters, German suffragist, women's rights movement activist and author (The Wandering Star), dies at 75
  • 1896-03-22 Thomas Hughes, English politician and author (Tom Brown's School days), dies at 73

Person of interestHarriet Beecher Stowe

1896-07-01 Harriet Beecher Stowe, American author (Uncle Tom's Cabin), dies at 85

Abolitionist and Author Harriet Beecher Stowe
Abolitionist and Author
Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • 1896-07-16 William Hamilton Gibson, illustrator/author/novelist, dies
  • 1898-03-01 George Bruce Malleson, English officer in India and author, dies at 72
  • 1898-05-22 Edward Bellamy, American author (Looking Backward) and socialist, dies of tuberculosis at 48
  • 1898-09-20 Theodor Fontane, German author (Der Stechlin), dies at 78
  • 1899-07-18 Horatio Alger, American clergyman and author (Disagreeable Woman, Ragged Dick), dies at 67

Person of interestStephen Crane

1900-06-05 Stephen Crane, American novelist (Red Badge of Courage), dies at 28

Novelist Stephen Crane
Novelist
Stephen Crane
  • 1901-01-14 Victor Balaguer, Catalaans historian/politician/author, dies at 76
  • 1901-07-07 Johanna Spyri, Swiss children's book author (Heidi), dies at 74
  • 1902-04-06 Gleb Uspensky, Russian author (Power of the Soil), dies at 58
  • 1902-05-05 Bret Harte, American author (Outcasts of Poker Flat), dies at 65
  • 1902-06-18 Samuel Butler, English author (Erewhom, Way of All Flesh), dies at 66
  • 1902-08-31 Mathilde Wesendonk, German author/poetess, dies at 73
  • 1902-12-22 Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Austro–German psychiatrist and author (Psychopathia Sexualis), dies at 62
  • 1903-11-13 Wilhelm von Polenz, German author (Country of Zukunft), dies
  • 1904-09-26 Lafcadio Hearn, American author (Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan), dies at 54
  • 1904-11-18 Justus van Maurik, Dutch author and cigar manufacturer, dies at 58
  • 1905-03-15 Amalie Skram, Norwegian author (Paa St Jorgen), dies at 58
  • 1905-09-18 George MacDonald, Scottish poet and sci-fi author (Princess & Curdie), dies at 80
  • 1906-01-19 Bartolomé Mitre [Martínez], Argentine general, author, statesman and President (1862-1868), dies at 84
  • 1906-11-14 Hendrik Jan Schimmel, Dutch writer and dramatist (2 Tudors), dies at 83
  • 1907-03-10 Victoria Earle Matthews, American author and activist, dies at 45
  • 1907-07-19 Hector H Malot, French lawyer/author (Alone in the World), dies at 77
  • 1908-04-11 Henry Bird, English Chess player and author (b. 1829)
  • 1908-07-05 Jonas Lie, Norwegian author (The Family at Gilje: A Domestic Story of the Forties), dies at 74
  • 1908-07-20 Demetrius Vikelas, Greek author, president of the International Olympic Committee (b. 1835)
  • 1908-11-08 Victorien Sardou, French opera author (Madame Sans-Gene), dies at 77
  • 1909-01-30 Martha Finley, American children's book author (Elsie Dinsmore series), dies at 80
  • 1909-04-09 F. Marion Crawford, American author (Mr. Isaacs), dies at 54
  • 1909-06-10 Edward Everett Hale, American clergyman and author (Man without a Country), dies at 87
  • 1909-06-24 Sarah Orne Jewett, American author (Country of the Pointed Firs), dies at 59

Person of interestMark Twain

1910-04-21 Mark Twain [Samuel Clemens], American author (Adventures of Huckleberry Finn), dies at 74

Author Mark Twain
Author
Mark Twain
  • 1910-04-26 Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Norwegian author "Pa Guds Veje" and Nobel laureate 1903, dies at 77

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