Author in History (Part 2)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 1,734


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-C-S de Flavigny Agoult, [Daniel Stern], French author (Knife)
  • 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 author (d. 1845)
  • 1808-07-10 Solomon Northup, American abolitionist and author (12 Years a Slave), born Minerva, New York (or 10 Jul 1807) (d. 1863)
  • 1808-12-06 Johan M Dautzenberg, Flemish author (Future)

Person of interestEdgar Allan Poe

1809-01-19 Edgar Allan Poe, American writer, poet and critic (The Pit and the Pendulum) considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre (Murders in the Rue Morgue), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1849)

  • 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)
  • 1810-05-24 Abraham Geiger, German theologian and leader of Reform Judaism, born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1874)
  • 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 J van Zeggelen, Dutch author
  • 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, Vermont (d. 1885)
  • 1813-11-30 Hermann Kurz, German author/poet
  • 1814-01-17 Ellen Wood, English author (East Lynne, Pomeroy Abbey)
  • 1814-04-15 John Lothrop Motley, American historian/author (Rise of Dutch Rep)
  • 1815-10-29 Ľudovít Štúr, Slovak politician, author of Slovak language (d. 1856)
  • 1815-12-21 Thomas Couture, French painter/author
  • 1817-09-14 Theodor Storm, German judge/author (Imense China)
  • 1817-11-25 John Bigelow, American statesman and author (d. 1911)
  • 1818-10-25 Pavel Melnikov, Russian historian and author (In the Forests), born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Empire [NS=Nov 6]
  • 1818-11-06 Pavel Melnikov, Russian historian and author (In the Forests), born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Empire [OS=Oct 25]
  • 1819-02-19 Mark Prager Lindo, English/Dutch author/novelist/writer
  • 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 author/lecturer (Battle Hymn of the Republic)

Person of interestHerman Melville

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

Moby Dick Author Herman Melville
Moby Dick Author
Herman Melville
  • 1819-11-22 George Eliot, [Mary Anne Evans], English author (Middlemarch, Silas Marner), born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire (d. 1880)
  • 1820-03-30 Anna Sewell, English author (Black Beauty), born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk (d. 1878)
  • 1820-04-05 Nadar [Félix Tournachon], French photographer, born in Paris (d. 1910)
  • 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/author (Oregon Trail)
  • 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, Scotland, sci-fi author (Princess & Curdie)
  • 1825-02-28 Quincy Adams Gillmore, American civil engineer, author, and Major General (Union Army), born in Lorain County, Ohio (d. 1888)
  • 1825-06-07 Richard D Blackmore, England, author (Norie, Lorna Doone)
  • 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, Hirzel Switzerland, Swiss children's author (Heidi) (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
  • 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)
  • 1829-09-12 Charles Dudley Warner, American novelist (Being a Boy), born in Plainfield, Massachusetts (d. 1900)
  • 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 and Egyptologist (d. 1892)
  • 1831-09-08 Wilhelm Raabe, [Jakob Corvinus], German author (Der Hungerpastor)
  • 1831-10-15 Helen Maria Hunt Jackson, author (Ramona)
  • 1831-12-29 Adam Badeau, US 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 (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/mayor/painter

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, England, author (Erewhom, Way of All Flesh)
  • 1835-12-18 Lyman Abbott, American author (d. 1922)
  • 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-Lamber, French author (Salon/Nouvelle Revue)
  • 1836-11-11 Thomas Bailey Aldrich, American author/editor (Story of a Bad Boy)
  • 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, and author (Flatland) (d. 1926)
  • 1839-05-27 Luigi Capuana, Sicilian author/critic (Roccaverdina)
  • 1840-11-25 Hugo Verriest, Flemish author/poet (Flemish Movement)
  • 1840-12-11 Kemal Bey, Turkey, poet/author (Fatherland-1872)
  • 1841-03-04 Kristian Mandrup Elster, Norwegian author (And fremmed Fugl)
  • 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), (d. 1916)
  • 1843-10-25 Gleb Uspensky, Russian author (Power of the Soil), born in Tula, Russian Empire (d. 1902)
  • 1844-03-31 Andrew Lang, Scottish poet, novelist, literary critic, and anthropologist (Andrew Lang's Fairy Books), born in Selkirk, Scottish Borders, Scotland (d. 1912)
  • 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)
  • 1846-08-22 Amalie Skram, Norwegian author (Hellemyrsfolket), born in Bergen, Norway (d. 1905)
  • 1847-11-02 Georges Sorel, French philosopher and theorist of Sorelianism, born in Cherbourg, France (d. 1922)

Person of interestBram Stoker

1847-11-08 Bram Stoker, Irish theater manager and author (Dracula), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1912)

Novelist Bram Stoker
Novelist
Bram Stoker

Famous Weddings

Weddings 101 - 111 of 111


HeartWedding of Interest

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

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

Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 1,066

  • 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 (b. 1803)
  • 1871-04-29 John Gelinde van Blom, Fries notary/author, dies at 75
  • 1873-04-25 Walter de la Mare, Engl poet/author (Behold the Dreamer), dies at 43
  • 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, French author (Indiana, Consuelo), dies at 71
  • 1877-03-09 Mark Prager Lindo, English/Dutch author (Neth Spectator), dies at 58
  • 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 J van Zeggelen, Dutch author/novelist/writer, 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
  • 1883-02-01 Pavel Melnikov, Russian historian and author (In the Forests), dies at 64 [NS=Feb 13]
  • 1883-02-13 Pavel Melnikov, Russian historian and author (In the Forests), dies at 64 [OS=Feb 01]
  • 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
  • 1885-05-22 Victor Hugo, French author (Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables), dies at 83
  • 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/author (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
  • 1890-08-03 Louise Ackermann-Choquet, French author (Journal), dies at 76
  • 1890-09-22 Johanna D Courtmans-Berchmans, Flemish author (Rozeken Pot), dies at 79
  • 1891-08-22 Jan Neruda, Czech author (b. 1834)
  • 1891-09-27 Ivan Goncharov, Russian author (b. 1812)
  • 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
  • 1893-07-06 Guy de Maupassant, French author (Boule de Suif), French author, dies at 42
  • 1894-02-25 Steele MacKaye [James Morrison Steele MacKaye], American playwright and actor (Spectatorium, Paul Kauvar), dies at 51
  • 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, author (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 author children's classic "Heidi"(b. 1827)
  • 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
  • 1902-08-31 Mathilde Wesendonk, German author/poetess, dies at 73
  • 1903-11-13 Wilhelm von Polenz, German author (Country of Zukunft), dies
  • 1904-09-26 Lafcadio Hearn, author (Soul of the Great Ball), 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, 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 J Schimmel, author/dramatist, dies
  • 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
  • 1909-06-10 Edward Everett Hale, American clergyman and author (Man without a Country), dies at 87

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
  • 1910-06-05 O. Henry, American author (b. 1862)
  • 1910-10-17 Julie Ward Howe, American poet and author, dies of pneumonia at 91
  • 1910-11-15 Wilhelm Raabe [Jakob Corvinus], German author, dies at 79
  • 1911-01-03 Alexandros Papadiamantis, Greek author (b. 1851)
  • 1911-11-09 Howard Pyle, American author (b. 1853)
  • 1912-04-13 Ishikawa Takuboku, Japanese author (b. 1886)
  • 1912-04-15 William T. Stead American author and journalist. (b. 1849)
  • 1912-10-24 Louis van Haecke, Flemish chaplain/author (Zeesterre), dies at 83
  • 1913-01-13 Thomas P. Krag, Norwegian author and novelist (Jon Graeff, Ulf Ran), dies at 44
  • 1914-01-04 Silas Weir Mitchell, American physician (discovered causalgia, erythromelalgia) and author (Roland Blake, Hugh Wynne), dies at 84
  • 1915-01-15 Fannie Farmer, American culinary figure and author dies aged 57
  • 1915-11-28 Luigi Capuana, Sicilian author and critic (C'era una Volta), dies at 76
  • 1916-04-11 Richard Harding Davis, American journalist and author (Soldiers of Fortune, The King's Jackal), dies of a heart attack at 52
  • 1916-05-13 Sholem Aleichem [Solomon Rabinowitz], Yiddish author and playwright (Fiddler on the Roof, Tevye the Dairyman), dies of tuberculosis at 57
  • 1916-07-18 Benjamin C. Truman, American journalist and author
  • 1916-07-22 James Whitcomb Riley, American author and poet (b. 1849)
  • 1916-11-15 Henryk Sienkiewicz, Polish author (Quo Vadis, Nobel 1905), dies at 70
  • 1916-11-22 Jack London, American activist and author (Call of the Wild), dies at 40
  • 1918-09-04 Max Dauthendy, German painter/author (Raubmenschen), dies at 51)
  • 1918-11-13 Marten Baersma, [MH Bottema], Fries author, dies at 28