Authors in History (Part 3)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 1,782

  • 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)
  • 1849-04-13 Enrique José Varona, Cuban author, born in Puerto Principe, Cuba (d. 1933)
  • 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)
  • 1849-09-21 Edmund Gosse, English poet, author (Father & Son) and critic, born in London (d. 1928)
  • 1849-11-22 Fritz Mauthner, Austro-Hungarian novelist & critic, born in Hořice, Czech Republic (d. 1923)
  • 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 author and feminist (Courageous Woman), born in Gladhammar Parish, Västervik Municipality, Sweden (d. 1926)
  • 1850-03-10 Mary Mills Patrick, American author and 1st President of Istanbul Woman's College, born in Canterbury, New Hampshire (d. 1940)
  • 1850-03-26 Edward Bellamy, American author (Looking Backward) and socialist, born in Chicopee, Massachusetts (d. 1898)
  • 1850-06-19 David Jayne Hill, American diplomat and author, born in Plainfield, New Jersey (d. 1932)
  • 1850-06-27 Lafcadio Hearn, American author (Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan), born in Leucas, Greece (d. 1904)
  • 1850-08-05 Guy de Maupassant, French author (Boule de Suif), born in Château de Miromesnil, France (d. 1893)
  • 1850-09-02 Eugene Field, author/journalist (Little Boy Blue)
  • 1850-11-05 Ella Wheeler Wilcox, American author and poet (Poems of Passion), born in Johnstown, Wisconsin (d. 1919)

Person of interestRobert Louis Stevenson

1850-11-13 Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish author (Treasure Island), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1894)

  • 1851-03-03 Alexandros Papadiamantis, Greek author (d. 1911)
  • 1851-06-21 Daniel Carter Beard, American author, social reformer and founder of the Boy Scouts of America, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1941)
  • 1851-07-15 Eduardo Gutiérrez, Argentinian author (d. 1889)
  • 1852-01-08 James Milton Carroll, American pastor and author (d. 1931)
  • 1852-02-08 Nikolai Garin [Michailovski], Russ author (Tjoma Kartashov) [NS=2/20]
  • 1852-02-16 William Scarborough, Macon Ga, linguist/author (Birds of Aristophanes)
  • 1852-02-20 Nikolai Garin [Michailovski], Russian author (Tjoma Kartashov)
  • 1853-01-11 Gustav Falke, German author/poet (Der Mann im Nebel)
  • 1853-03-05 Howard Pyle, illustrator/painter/author (King Stork)
  • 1854-01-01 James Frazer, Britain, anthropologist/author (The Golden Bough)
  • 1854-04-13 Richard T. Ely, American economist and author (Hard Times), born in Ripley, New York (d. 1943)
  • 1854-08-02 F. Marion Crawford, American author (Mr. Isaacs), born in Bagni de Lucca, Italy (d. 1909)
  • 1854-10-20 Alphonse Allais, French author/humorist (Pass the Bile)
  • 1855-04-09 Gyula Reviczky, Hungarian author and poet, born in Kuzmice, Topoľčany District, Slovakia (d. 1889)
  • 1855-10-08 Gustav Ehrismann, German author and expert on the German language, born in Pforzheim, Baden-Württemberg (d. 1941)
  • 1856-03-04 Toru Dutt, English and French poet and author (d. 1877)
  • 1856-05-15 Lyman Frank Baum, American children's book author (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz), born in Chittenango, New York (d. 1919)
  • 1856-06-19 Elbert Hubbard, American editor, publisher and author (Message to Garcia), born in Bloomington, Illinois (d. 1915)
  • 1856-06-22 Henry Rider Haggard, British author (King Solomon's Mines, She, Dawn), born in Bradenham, England (d. 1925)
  • 1856-08-17 Violet Paget, [Vernon Lee], British author (Satan the master)
  • 1856-09-28 Kate Douglas Wiggin, American author (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1923)
  • 1857-04-20 Charles Louis Philippe Zilcken, Dutch painter and author (HW Knife Day), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1930)
  • 1857-08-08 Henry Osborn, Conn, paleontologist/author (52 Years of Research)
  • 1858-01-05 Gustaf af Geijerstam, Swedish author (Boken om Lillebror), born in Hed socken (d. 1909)
  • 1858-01-17 Tomas Carrasquilla, Colombian author (Frutos de mi Tierra)
  • 1858-04-01 Arnold Aletrino, Dutch physician-criminologist/author (From Life)
  • 1858-08-15 Edith Nesbit, British children books author (The Story of the Treasure Seekers, Five Children and It), born in London, England (d. 1924)

Person of interestSelma Lagerlöf

1858-11-20 Selma Lagerlöf, Swedish author and Nobel laureate (The Wonderful Adventures of Nils), born in Mårbacka, Värmland (d. 1940)

Author and Nobel Laureate Selma Lagerlöf
Author and Nobel Laureate
Selma Lagerlöf
  • 1858-11-25 Alfred Capus, French journalist and playwright, born in Aix-en-Provence, France (d. 1922)
  • 1859-01-13 Karl Bleibtreu, German author (Revolution of Literature)
  • 1859-03-02 Sholem Aleichem [Solomon Rabinowitz], Yiddish author and playwright (Fiddler on the Roof, Tevye the Dairyman), born in Pereyaslav, Russian Empire (d. 1916)
  • 1859-03-08 Kenneth Grahame, Scottish author (The Wind in the Willows), born in Edinburgh (d. 1932)
  • 1859-05-06 Luis María Drago, Argentine statesman and author of Drago Doctrine, born in Buenos Aires (d. 1921)

Person of interestArthur Conan Doyle

1859-05-22 Arthur Conan Doyle, British author who brought Sherlock Holmes to life twice, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1930)

  • 1859-06-22 Frank Damrosch, German-born American author and music teacher (found NY Musical Institute of Musical Art later Julliard), born in Breslau, Silesia (d. 1937)
  • 1859-08-12 Katharine Lee Bates, American author (America the Beautiful), born in Falmouth, Massachusetts (d. 1929)
  • 1859-10-15 Jaime de Magalhães Lima, Portuguese author and poet (Salmos do Prisoneiro), born in Vera Cruz, Portugal (d. 1936)
  • 1859-10-25 Hélène Swarth, Dutch author (Lonely Flowers), born in Amsterdam (d. 1941)
  • 1860-02-11 Rachilde, [Marguerite Vallette-Eymery], French author (Monsieur Venus)
  • 1860-06-06 William Inge, English author, theologist and Dean of St Paul's Cathedral, born in Crayke, Yorkshire (d. 1954)
  • 1860-08-14 Ernest T. Seton, naturalist, painter and author (Buffalo Wind-1938), born in South Shields, Durham, England (d. 1946)
  • 1861-02-12 Lou [Andreas-]Salome, Russian/German author (Im Kampf um Gott)
  • 1861-02-21 Pierre de Bréville, French composer, author and professor (Une histoire du théâtre lyrique en France), born in Bar-le-Duc, Meuse (d. 1949)
  • 1861-05-27 Victoria Earle Matthews, American author and activist, born in Fort Valley, Georgia (d. 1907)

Person of interestJose Rizal

1861-06-19 José Rizal, Filipino nationalist, author ('Noli Me Tángere', 'El Filibusterismo') and ophthalmologist, born in Calamba City, Laguna, Philippines (d. 1896)

Filipino Nationalist and Novelist Jose Rizal
Filipino Nationalist and Novelist
Jose Rizal
  • 1862-05-05 Max Elskamp, Belgian author and poet (Lesson Joies Blondes, Maya), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1931)
  • 1862-05-22 August Cuppens, Flemish author (Limburgs Driemanschap), born in Beringen, Belgium (d. 1924)
  • 1862-06-06 Henry John Newbolt, English poet and author (Studies Green & Gray), born in Bilston, Staffordshire, England (d. 1938)
  • 1862-08-01 M. R. James, English scholar and author (Ghost Stories of an Antiquary), born in Goodnestone, Dover, Kent (d. 1936)
  • 1862-09-21 James E. Talmage, English religious leader (LDS Church apostle), born in Hungerford, Berkshire, England (d. 1933)
  • 1862-10-04 Edward Stratemeyer, American author (The Rover Boys), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 1930)
  • 1862-10-06 Albert Jeremiah Beveridge, American politician/author (Progressive)

Person of interestGerhart Hauptmann

1862-11-15 Gerhart Hauptmann, German author (Before Dawn - Nobel 1912), born in Obersalzbrunn, Silesia, Prussia (d. 1946)

Dramatist, Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Dramatist, Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • 1863-03-03 Arthur Machen, Welsh-born author (d. 1947)
  • 1863-08-17 Gene Stratton-Porter, American author and naturalist (d. 1924)
  • 1863-12-31 Alfredo Panzini, Italian author (Dizionario Moderno), born in Senigallia, Italy (d. 1939)
  • 1864-01-16 Frank Bacon, American playwright, actor and author (Lightnin'), born near Yuba City, California (d. 1922)

Person of interestMaxim Gorky

1868-03-28 Maxim Gorky [Alexei Maximovich Peshkov], Russian playwright and author (Mother and The Lower Depths), born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (d. 1936)

Playwright & Author Maxim Gorky
Playwright & Author
Maxim Gorky
  • 1868-07-28 Thomas P. Krag, Norwegian author and novelist (Jon Graeff, Ulf Ran), born in Kragerø, Norway (d. 1913)
  • 1868-10-18 Ernst Didring, Swedish author (d. 1931)
  • 1868-11-09 Emmanuel de Bom, Flemish author (Wrakken), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1953)
  • 1869-01-23 Herbert David Croly, American author (Promise of American Life), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1930)
  • 1869-03-16 F. A. Forbes, Scottish author (d. 1936)
  • 1869-07-01 William Strunk Jr., American grammarian and author (The Elements of Style), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1946)
  • 1869-09-06 Felix Salten [Siegmund Salzmann], Austrian author (Bambi, a Life in the Woods), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1947)
  • 1869-09-07 Margo Scharten-Antink, Dutch author (Catherina, Sprotje), born in Zutphen, Netherlands (d. 1957)
  • 1869-12-05 Ellis Parker Butler, American author (Pigs is Pigs), born in Muscatine, Iowa (d. 1937)
  • 1870-02-03 Ada Negri, Italian poet/author (Il Libro di Mara)
  • 1870-07-27 Hilaire Belloc, Anglo-French author (Path to Rome), born in La Celle-Saint-Cloud, Seine-et-Oise, France (d. 1953)
  • 1870-08-26 Aleksandr Kuprin, Russian author (Pojedinok), born in Narovchat, Penza Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1938) [NS=Sept 7]
  • 1870-09-07 Aleksandr Kuprin, Russian author (Pojedinok), born in Narovchat, Penza Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1938) [OS=Aug 26]
  • 1870-12-18 Saki, [Hector Hugo Munro], Burma, author (Reginald, When William Came)
  • 1871-01-10 Enrica Freiin von Handel-Manzetti, Austrian poet & writer (Jesse & Maria), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1955)
  • 1871-08-03 Vernon Louis Parrington, American author (Romantic Revolution, Pulitzer 1928), born in Aurora, Illinois (d. 1929)
  • 1871-08-06 Emanuel Querido, Dutch author and publisher (N.V. Em. Querido Uitgeversmaatschappij), born in Amsterdam (d. 1943)
  • 1871-09-27 Grazia Deledda, Italian author (Nobel 1926), born in Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy (d. 1936)
  • 1871-09-30 John Fabricius, Neth/English stageauthor (Ring of Prophet)
  • 1871-11-10 Winston Churchill, American author (Crisis, Crossing), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1947)
  • 1872-01-24 Ethel Turner, Australian author (d. 1958)
  • 1873-04-25 Walter de la Mare, British poet and author (The Listeners, Memoirs of a Midget), born in Charlton, Kent (d. 1956)
  • 1873-04-26 Otto zur Linde, German author (Charon), born in Essen, Germany (d. 1938)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 300 of 1,168

  • 1912-04-13 Ishikawa Takuboku, Japanese author, dies at 26
  • 1912-04-15 William T. Stead, British newspaper editor (The Pall Mall Gazette), dies in the sinking of the Titanic at 62
  • 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
  • 1919-10-22 Bruce Frederick Cummings, English author (Journal of a Disappointed Man), dies at 30
  • 1919-12-29 William Osler, Canadian physician and author (circulatory system), dies at 70
  • 1920-05-11 William Dean Howells, American author (A Woman's Reason), dies at 83
  • 1920-06-05 Rhoda Broughton, Welsh author (b. 1840)
  • 1920-11-08 Salomon Anski, Russian/Polish yiddish author (Dibboek), dies at 57
  • 1921-06-09 Luis María Drago, Argentine statesman and author of Drago Doctrine, dies at 62
  • 1922-08-02 Mina Kruseman, Dutch author and feminist, dies at 82
  • 1922-11-18 Marcel Proust, French intellectual and author (Recherche du Temps Perdu), dies at 51
  • 1922-11-19 Frank Bacon, American playwright, actor and author (Lightnin'), dies from a heart attack at 58
  • 1923-01-23 Max Nordau, Austrian author, philosopher, and Zionist leader (b. 1849)
  • 1923-06-29 Fritz Mauthner, German author/philosopher (skepticism), dies at 73
  • 1923-08-24 Kate Douglas Wiggin, American author (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm), dies at 66
  • 1923-11-19 Frans Netscher, Dutch author and journalist (In 3rd Chamber), dies at 59
  • 1924-03-19 Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish composer/author, dies at 71
  • 1924-05-01 August Cuppens, Flemish author (Limburgs Driemanschap), dies at 62
  • 1924-05-04 Edith Nesbit, British children books author (The Story of the Treasure Seekers, Five Children and It), dies at 65
  • 1924-10-29 Frances Hodgson Burnett, British born American playwright and children's author ("Little Lord Fauntleroy"), dies at 74
  • 1924-11-22 Herman Heijermans, Dutch writer (On Hope, Heap of Blessing), dies at 59
  • 1924-12-06 Gene Stratton-Porter, American author, screenwriter and naturalist (b. 1863)
  • 1925-02-22 Nina David, [Mrs Radcliffe N Salomon], poet/author, dies
  • 1925-05-14 Henry Rider Haggard, British author (King Solomon's Mines, She, Dawn), dies at 68
  • 1926-04-23 Joseph Pennell, artist/author, dies
  • 1926-04-25 Ellen Key, Swedish author and feminist (Courageous Woman), dies at 76
  • 1926-08-01 Israel Zangwill, Jewish author (Children of The Ghetto) and Zionist leader, dies at 62
  • 1926-10-12 Edwin Abbott Abbott, English schoolmaster, theologian, and author (Flatland), dies at 87
  • 1927-11-17 Adolph Joffe, Russian Communist revolutionary and writer (Brest-Litovsk), commits suicide at 44
  • 1928-05-16 Edmund Gosse, English poet, author (Father & Son) and critic, dies at 78
  • 1928-11-17 Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian author, politician, & freedom fighter (b. 1865)
  • 1928-11-21 Hermann Sudermann, German author (Frau Sorge), dies
  • 1929-06-16 Vernon Louis Parrington, American author (Romantic Revolution, Pulitzer 1928), dies at 57
  • 1930-05-10 Edward Stratemeyer, American author (The Rover Boys), dies at 67
  • 1930-09-23 Jonkvrouw Catharina AM de Savornin Lohman, author, dies at 62
  • 1930-10-03 Charles Louis Philippe Zilcken, Dutch painter and author (Bauer), dies at 73
  • 1931-01-11 James Milton Carroll, American Baptist pastor, leader, historian, and author (b. 1852)
  • 1931-10-13 Ernst Didring, Swedish author (b. 1868)
  • 1931-12-10 Max Elskamp, Belgian author and poet (Six Chansons), dies at 69
  • 1932-04-10 André Baillon, Belgian-French author (& sabots), dies at 56
  • 1932-07-06 Kenneth Grahame, English author (The Wind in the Willows), dies at 73
  • 1932-11-16 Carry van Bruggen, [de Haan], Dutch author (Eva), dies at 51
  • 1932-11-22 William Walker Atkinson, American author (b. 1862)
  • 1933-01-31 John Galsworthy, English author (Forsyte Saga-Nobel 1932), dies at 65
  • 1933-04-06 Elizabeth Bacon Custer, American author, public speaker and wife of George Armstrong Custer, dies at 90
  • 1933-05-21 John Henry Mackay, Scottish/German author (Der Schwimmer), dies at 69
  • 1933-07-08 Anthony Hope, British author (b. 1863)
  • 1933-11-19 Enrique José Varona, Cuban author, dies at 84
  • 1933-12-26 Anatoly Lunacharsky, Russian Marxist revolutionary, author and literary critic, dies at 58
  • 1934-06-21 Thorne Smith, American sci-fi author (Stray Lamb, Topper, Turnabout), dies at 42
  • 1934-08-18 Delilah L Beasley, American author/columnist (Oakland Tribune), dies at 61
  • 1935-02-13 Violet Paget, British author (Gospels of Anarchy), dies at 78

Person of interestT. E. Lawrence

1935-05-19 T. E. Lawrence [Lawrence of Arabia], British author, soldier and diplomat famous for his liaison role in Arabia during WWI, dies at 46, in a motorcycle accident in Dorset, England

Soldier and Writer T. E. Lawrence
Soldier and Writer
T. E. Lawrence
  • 1935-08-31 Abraham Isaac Kook, rabbi/author (Hokhmat Ha-kodesh), dies
  • 1935-10-11 Steele Rudd, Australian author (b. 1868)
  • 1936-01-17 Mateiu Caragiale, Romanian author (b. 1885)

Person of interestRudyard Kipling

1936-01-18 Rudyard Kipling, English author (Gunga Din, Nobel 1907), dies at 70

  • 1936-06-11 Robert E. Howard, American pulp fiction author (Conan the Barbarian), commits suicide aged 30
  • 1936-06-12 M. R. James, English scholar and author (Ghost Stories of an Antiquary), dies at 73
  • 1936-08-15 Grazia Deledda, Italian author (Nobel 1926), dies at 64
  • 1936-08-22 Juliette Adam, French author (Salon/Nouvelle Revue) and feminist, dies at 99
  • 1936-10-25 Jaime de Magalhães Lima, Portuguese author and poet (Salmos do Prisoneiro), dies at 76
  • 1936-12-10 Luigi Pirandello, Italian writer (Six Characters in Search of An Author-Nobel 1934), dies at 69
  • 1937-02-05 Lou [Andreas-]Salome, Russian/German author (Eroticism), dies at 75
  • 1937-04-17 Yi Sang, Korean author and poet (Dying Words, Wings, Child’s Bone), dies of tuberculosis in a Japanese prison camp at 26

Person of interestEdith Wharton

1937-08-11 Edith Wharton [-Jones], US Pulitzer prize-winning author (House of Mirth), dies at 75

Pulitzer prize winning novelist Edith Wharton
Pulitzer prize winning novelist
Edith Wharton
  • 1937-09-13 Ellis Parker Butler, American author (Pigs is Pigs), dies at 67
  • 1937-10-16 Jean de Brunhoff, French children's book author (Babar the Elephant), dies at 37
  • 1937-12-29 Don Marquis, American author (b. 1878)
  • 1938-02-16 Otto zur Linde, German author (Lieder of the Leids), dies at 64
  • 1938-04-12 Feodor Chaliapine, Russian author (Man & Mark), dies at 65
  • 1938-04-19 Henry John Newbolt, English poet and author (Studies Green & Gray), dies at 75
  • 1938-07-21 Owen Wister, American author (b. 1860)
  • 1938-08-25 Aleksandr Kuprin, Russian author (Jama), dies at 67
  • 1938-12-25 Karel Čapek, Czech author, playwright and critic (R.U.R.), coined term "robot", dies of pneumonia at 48
  • 1939-03-27 Constance Lindsay Skinner, Quesnel British Columbia, Canadian author (Rivers of America), dies at 57
  • 1939-04-10 Alfredo Panzini, Italian author (Il Bacio de Lesba), dies at 75
  • 1939-05-22 Jiri Mahen, Czech author (b. 1882)
  • 1939-09-17 Ethel M. Dell, English author (Storm Drift), dies at 58
  • 1940-02-25 Mary Mills Patrick, American author and 1st President of Istanbul Woman's College, dies at 89
  • 1940-03-01 Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Estonian author (Truth and Justice), dies at 62
  • 1940-05-10 Euphemia "Phemia" Molkenboer, Dutch author/poster artist, dies at 56
  • 1940-05-14 Emma Goldman, American anarchist and author (Living My Life), dies at 70
  • 1940-05-14 Edgar du Perron, Dutch author and poet (Land of Origin), dies at 40
  • 1940-11-28 Nicolae Iorga, Romanian writer, literature historian and Prime Minister of Romania, murdered by fascist at 69