Authors in History (Part 2)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 1,713

  • 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)
  • 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 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 County, 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)
  • 1815-08-01 Richard Henry Dana Jr., American author (Two Years Before the Mast), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1882)
  • 1815-10-29 Ľudovít Štúr, Slovak politician, author of Slovak language (d. 1856)
  • 1815-12-21 Thomas Couture, French painter/author
  • 1817-09-14 Theodor Storm, German judge and author (Imense China), born in Husum, Germany (d. 1888)
  • 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 NYC, New York (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)
  • 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, 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)
  • 1825-05-08 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
  • 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, 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 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, England, author (Erewhom, Way of All Flesh)
  • 1835-12-18 Lyman Abbott, American author (d. 1922)
  • 1836-01-10 Charles Ingalls, father of American author Laura Ingalls Wilder (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 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)
  • 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)

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
  • 1849-03-28 James Darmesteter, French author and antiquarian (translations of the Avesta, the sacred scripture of Zoroastrianism), born in Château-Salins, France (d. 1894)
  • 1849-07-12 William Osler, Canadian physician and author (circulatory system), born in Bond Head, Province of Canada (1919)
  • 1849-07-29 Max Nordau, Austrian author and Zionist leader (d. 1923)
  • 1849-09-03 Sarah Orne Jewett, American author (Country of the Pointed Firs), born in South Berwick, Maine (d. 1909)
  • 1849-11-24 Frances Hodgson Burnett, British-American playwright and children's author ("The Secret Garden"), born in Manchester (d. 1924)
  • 1849-12-11 Ellen Key, Swedish theory/author/feminist (Courageous Woman)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 101 - 109 of 109

  • 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 1,070

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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]
  • 1883-02-13 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

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
  • 1885-11-08 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 (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
  • 1891-05-08 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
  • 1893-07-06 Guy de Maupassant, French author (Boule de Suif), French author, dies at 42
  • 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 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
  • 1902-08-31 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, 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, 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
  • 1909-04-09 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
  • 1910-10-17 Julie Ward Howe, American poet and author, dies of pneumonia at 91
  • 1910-11-15 Wilhelm Raabe [Jakob Corvinus], German author (Der Hungerpastor), 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
  • 1915-11-28 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
  • 1918-08-29 Max Dauthendey, German painter and author (Raubmenschen), dies at 51)
  • 1918-11-13 Marten Baersma, [MH Bottema], Fries author, dies at 28
  • 1918-12-11 Ivan Cankar, Slavic author (Hlapec Jernej), dies at 42
  • 1918-12-22 Albijn van de Abeele, Flemish author and painter, dies at 83
  • 1919-05-06 Lyman Frank Baum, American author (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz), dies at 62
  • 1919-05-17 Guido von List, Austrian-German occultist and novelist (Jung Diethers Heimkehr), dies at 70