Authors in History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 1,782

  • 1873-05-03 Nicoline Magdalene Roll Anker, Norwegian author (Kvinnen og Den), born in Møre og Romsdal, Norway (d. 1942)
  • 1873-12-20 Kan'ichi Asakawa, Japanese author & historian, born in Nihonmatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan (d. 1948)
  • 1874-01-14 Thornton Burgess, American conservationist & author (Peter Rabbit), born in Sandwich, Massachusetts (d. 1965)
  • 1874-02-03 Gertrude Stein, Penn, author (Autobiography of Alice B Toklas)
  • 1874-02-11 Elsa Beskow, [Maartman], Swedish children's book/fairy tales author
  • 1874-04-18 Oskar Ernst Bernhardt, German author (In the Light of Truth: The Grail Message), born in Bischofswerda, Kingdom of Saxony, German Empire (d. 1941)
  • 1874-08-03 Eugène Baie, Belgian author (Sub rosa et sub umbra), born in Anderlecht, Belgium (d. 1963)
  • 1874-11-18 Clarence Day, American author (Life with Father), born in NYC, New York (d. 1935)
  • 1874-11-26 Edmond Fleg[enheimer], Swiss-French author (Ecoute Israel), born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1963)

Person of interestLucy Maud Montgomery

1874-11-30 Lucy Maud Montgomery, Canadian author (Anne of Green Gables), born in Clifton, Prince Edward Island (d. 1942)

  • 1875-01-12 Marika Stiernstedt, Swedish author (Ulla Bella)
  • 1875-02-02 Annette Kolb, German author (Small Fanfare) and pacifist, born in Munich (d. 1967)
  • 1875-03-14 Isadore Gilbert Mudge, American librarian and author (Thackeray Dictionary), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1957)
  • 1875-04-27 André Baillon, Belgian-French author (Un homme si simple), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1932)
  • 1875-09-01 Edgar Rice Burroughs, American author (Tarzan of the Apes, Mars Saga), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1950)
  • 1875-11-23 Anatoly Lunacharsky, Russian Marxist revolutionary, author and literary critic, born in Poltava, Russian Empire (d. 1933)
  • 1875-11-27 Władysław Orkan [Franciszek Ksawery Smaciarz], Polish author (Nowele Zebrane), born in Poręba Wielka, Austria-Hungary (d. 1930)
  • 1876-05-10 Ivan Cankar, Slavs author (Hlapec Jernej-Njegova Pravica)
  • 1876-06-11 Alfred L. Kroeber, American anthropologist and author (Anthropologist looks at History), born in Hoboken, New Jersey (d. 1960)
  • 1876-09-13 Sherwood Anderson, American author and publisher (Winesburg Ohio), born in Camden, Ohio (d. 1941)
  • 1877-01-17 May Gibbs, Australian children's author (d. 1969)
  • 1877-02-17 Henri Vandeputte, Belgian author/poet (L'homme Jeune)
  • 1877-02-18 Betsy Ranucci-Beckmann [Theodora Elisabeth Beckmann], Dutch author and actress (De huzaren, Dood Water), born in Bergen op Zoom, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands (d. 1965)
  • 1877-04-18 Vicente Sotto, Filipino politician and author (Sotto Law, Republic Act No. 53), born in Cebu City, Spanish Empire (d. 1950)
  • 1877-11-14 René de Clerq, Flemish poet/author (Emergency Horn)
  • 1877-12-31 Lawrence Beesley, English journalist and author, born in Wirksworth, United Kingdom (d. 1967)
  • 1878-01-30 Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Estonian author (Truth and Justice), born in Vetepere, Governorate of Estonia, Russian Empire (d. 1940)
  • 1878-04-06 Erich Mühsam, German author (d. 1934)
  • 1879-01-15 Mazo de la Roche, Canadian author, born in Newmarket, Canada (d. 1961)
  • 1879-01-19 Marie Koenen, author/wife of Felix Rutten (Wassend Cereal)
  • 1879-01-26 Ludovicus H [Lode] Baekelmans, Flemish (stage)author (Tille)
  • 1879-06-04 Mabel Lucie Attwell, English children's author and illustrator, born in Mile End, London (d. 1964)
  • 1879-09-27 Cyril Scott, English composer and author (Heroic Suite), born in Oxton, Cheshire (d. 1970)
  • 1879-11-19 Karel van den Oever, Flemish author and poet (Geuzenstad), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1926)

Person of interestHelen Keller

1880-06-27 Helen Keller, American political activist, author (The Story of My Life) and lecturer, who was the 1st deaf-blind person to earn a BA, born in Tuscumbia, Alabama (d. 1968)

Author Helen Keller
Helen Keller
  • 1880-07-31 Munshi Premchand [Dhanpat Rai], Indian author, born in Lamhi, Benares State, British India (d. 1936)
  • 1880-08-12 Marguerite "John" Radclyffe-Hall, author
  • 1880-08-22 Gorch Fock [Johann Wilhelm Kinau], German author and poet, born in Finkenwerder, Hamburg, Germany (d. 1916)
  • 1880-11-25 Leonard Woolf, English author and husband of Virginia Woolf, born in London (d. 1969)
  • 1880-11-25 Elsie J. Oxenham, British children's author (Abbey Series), born in Southport, Lancashire, England (d. 1960)

Person of interestGeorge Marshall

1880-12-31 George Marshall, US Secretary of State (1947-49) who authored the Marshall Plan (Nobel 1953), born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania (d. 1959)

Military Leader George Marshall
Military Leader
George Marshall
  • 1881-01-01 Carry van Bridges, [de Haan], Dutch author (Heleen, Eva)
  • 1881-03-17 Kristian Elster, Norwegian author (Less bror Harris)
  • 1881-04-03 Margaret "Daisy" Ashford, British child author who wrote "The Young Visiters" (Mister Salteena's Plan) aged 9, born in Petersham, Surrey (d. 1972)
  • 1881-08-02 Ethel M. Dell, English author (Storm Drift), born in London (d. 1881)
  • 1881-08-13 Jacqueline Reyneke van Stuwe, Dutch author, born in Muntok, Indonesia (d. 1955)
  • 1881-10-30 Elizabeth Madox Roberts, American poet and novelist (The Time of Man), born in Perryville, Kentucky (d. 1941)

Person of interestA. A. Milne

1882-01-18 A. A. Milne, English author of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, born in Hampstead Middlesex (d. 1956)

Author A. A. Milne
A. A. Milne

Person of interestVirginia Woolf

1882-01-25 Virginia Woolf [Adeline], British author (Jacob's Room, To Lighthouse), born in London, England (d. 1941)

  • 1882-02-14 George Jean Nathan, American editor, author and critic (American Mercury), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana (d. 1958)
  • 1882-04-30 Nine van de Schaaf, Dutch author (To the Invisible), born in Terhorne, Netherlands (d. 1973)
  • 1882-06-14 Ion Antonescu, Romanian soldier and authoritarian politician (1940-1944), born in Argeș County, Romania (d. 1946)
  • 1882-10-11 Will Vesper, German author (Vom grossen Krieg), born in Wuppertal, Germany (d. 1962)
  • 1882-11-18 Wyndham Lewis, English author (Tarr, Apes of God) and co-founder of the Vorticist movement in art, born in Amherst, Nova Scotia (d. 1957)
  • 1882-11-22 Charles Vildrac, French author, poet and playwright (La Brouille, Michel Auclair, Notes sur la technique poétique), born in Paris, France (d. 1971)
  • 1883-02-15 Sax Rohmer [Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward], English author (Dr Fu Manchu novels), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1959)
  • 1883-03-27 Marie Under, Estonian author and poet, born in Tallinn, Russian Empire (d. 1980)
  • 1883-05-06 José Ortega y Gasset, Spanish philosopher and author (The Revolt of the Masses), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1955)
  • 1883-06-02 Bokke R S Pollema, Dutch Frisian journalist/author (Lock of Hair)

Person of interestFranz Kafka

1883-07-03 Franz Kafka, Czech author (Metamorphosis, Trial, Amerika), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1924)

Writer Franz Kafka
Franz Kafka
  • 1883-08-06 Scott Nearing, American sociologist, pacifist and author (The Good Life), born in Morris Run, Pennsylvania (d. 1983)
  • 1883-09-10 Euphemia "Phemia" Molkenboer, Dutch author/poster artist
  • 1883-12-04 Katharine Susannah Prichard, Australian novelist (Black Opal), born in Levuka, Fiji (d. 1969)
  • 1884-01-18 Arthur Ransome, English author (Swallows & Amazons)
  • 1884-01-20 A[braham] Merritt, American sci-fi author (The Moon Pool, Burn Witch Bun ), born in Beverly, New Jersey (d. 1943)
  • 1884-03-18 Bernard Cronin, Australian author and journalist (d. 1968)
  • 1884-06-30 Georges Duhamel, French author (Vie et aventures de Salavin, 5 vol.), born in Paris (d. 1966)
  • 1884-08-26 Earl Biggers, author ("Charlie Chan" detective series)
  • 1884-11-03 Apie [Adrian P] Prince, Dutch author (Me Own Way)
  • 1884-11-10 Jan van Nijlen, Flemish poet and author (Bird Phoenix), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1965)
  • 1885-06-26 Anna Maria Franciska van Wageningen-Salomons, Dutch author (Girl Student), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1980)
  • 1885-08-15 Edna Ferber, American author and playwright (American Beauty, Cimarron), born in Kalamazoo, Michigan (d. 1968)
  • 1885-08-28 Vance Palmer, Australian author, born in Bundaberg, Australia (d. 1959)
  • 1885-09-06 Franz Theodor Csokor, Austrian author (Writings on the Wall), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1969)
  • 1885-10-24 Ernest Claes, Belgian author (Saints from Zichem), born in Zichem, Belgium (d. 1968)

Person of interestWill Durant

1885-11-05 Will Durant, American author and historian (The Story of Philosophy, The Story of Civilization), born in North Adams, Massachusetts (d. 1981)

Historian Will Durant
Will Durant
  • 1886-02-23 Ventura Garcia Calderon, Peruvian diplomat/author
  • 1886-02-28 Jose Gutierrez Solana, Spanish painter and author (Madrid Escenas)
  • 1886-03-18 Marianne [Goudeket-]Philips, Dutch author (Between Heaven & Earth)
  • 1886-05-10 Karl Barth, Basel Switzerland, theologian/author (Action in Waiting)
  • 1886-10-01 Ahmad Amin, Egyptian historian and author (My Life), born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1954)
  • 1886-11-15 René Guénon, French-Egyptian author (d. 1951)
  • 1886-11-21 Harold Nicolson, English diplomat and author (Good Behaviour), born in Tehran, Persian Empire (d. 1968)
  • 1887-01-25 Diego Valeri, Italian author & poet (Le Gaie Tristezze), born in Piove di Sacco, Italy (d. 1976)
  • 1887-02-01 Charles Nordhoff, English-born author (d. 1947)
  • 1887-02-10 [Fran J] Vital Celen, Flemish literary/author [or Feb 9]
  • 1887-02-22 Mary Ellen Chase, educator/author (Windswept, 1959 Sarah Hale Award)
  • 1887-02-24 Mary Ellen Chase, US linguistic/author (White Gate)
  • 1887-09-07 Edith Sitwell, English poet and author (Wheels), born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire (d. 1964)
  • 1887-10-10 Rie Cramer, Dutch writer and illustrator, born in Sukabumi, Dutch East Indies (d. 1977)
  • 1887-11-10 Arnold Zweig, German antifascist and author (Erziehung vor Verdun), born in Glogau, Silesia, Germany (d. 1968)
  • 1887-11-15 René Maran, Martinique, author (Batouala, Prix Goncourt)
  • 1888-01-24 Hedwig "Vicki" Baum, Austrian American author (Men Never Know, Grand Hotel), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1960)
  • 1888-02-17 Ronald Arbuthnott Knox, British priest, broadcaster and author (Viaduct Murder), born in Kibworth Leicestershire, England (d. 1957)

Person of interestT. E. Lawrence

1888-08-16 T. E. Lawrence [Lawrence of Arabia], British author, soldier and diplomat famous for his liaison role in Arabia during WWI, born in Tremadog, Caernarfonshire, Wales (d. 1935)

Soldier and Writer T. E. Lawrence
Soldier and Writer
T. E. Lawrence
  • 1888-11-16 Henri Bosco, French author and poet (Gogol), born in Avignon, France (d. 1976)
  • 1888-11-22 Tarzan of the Apes date of birth, according to author Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • 1888-11-24 Dale Carnegie, author (How to Win Friends & Influence People)
  • 1888-12-27 Thea von Harbou, German author and actress (Metropolis), born in Tauperlitz, Döhlau, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1954)
  • 1889-02-10 Howard Spring, British author/novelist/writer/critic (O Absalom)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 400 of 1,168

Person of interestF. Scott Fitzgerald

1940-12-21 F. Scott Fitzgerald, American author (Great Gatsby, Zelda), dies of a heart attack at 44

  • 1941-02-05 Banjo Paterson, Australian poet, author of "Walzing Matilda" (b. 1864)
  • 1941-03-08 Sherwood Anderson, American author & publisher (Winesburg Ohio), dies at 64
  • 1941-04-27 Penelope Delta, Greek author, dies at 67
  • 1941-06-11 Daniel Carter Beard, American author, social reformer and founder of the Boy Scouts of America, dies at 91
  • 1941-09-09 Gustav Ehrismann, German author and expert on the German language, dies at 85
  • 1941-11-07 Albin Zollinger, Swiss poet/author (Das Gewitter), dies at 46
  • 1941-12-06 Oskar Ernst Bernhardt, German author (In the Light of Truth: The Grail Message), dies at 66
  • 1942-02-18 Albert Payson Terhune, American author (b. 1872)

Person of interestLucy Maud Montgomery

1942-04-24 Lucy Maud Montgomery, Canadian author (Anne of Green Gables), dies at 67

  • 1942-05-19 Nicoline Magdalene Roll Anker, Norwegian author (Enken), dies at 69
  • 1943-01-08 Richard Hillary, Australian Spitfire pilot and author (The Last Enemy), dies in a crash during a night training at 23
  • 1943-03-13 Stephen Vincent Benét, American author (b. 1898)
  • 1943-07-23 Emanuel Querido, Dutch author and publisher (N.V. Em. Querido Uitgeversmaatschappij), murdered in the Nazi extermination camp at Sobibor at 71
  • 1943-08-30 A[braham] Merritt, American sci-fi author (The Moon Pool, Burn Witch Bun ), dies from a heart attack at 58
  • 1943-09-23 Elinor Glyn, English author (b. 1864)
  • 1943-10-04 Richard T. Ely, American economist and author (Ground under our feet), dies at 89
  • 1943-10-07 Radclyffe Hall, British author (b. 1880)
  • 1943-11-24 Martin Raschke, German author and publisher dies at 38
  • 1944-03-10 David Vogel, Ukrainian author, dies in Auschwitz at 52
  • 1944-05-12 Arthur Quiller-Couch, Cornish novelist and editor (The Oxford Book Of English Verse 1250–1900), dies at 80
  • 1944-05-16 Max Brand, [Frederick Schiller Faust], western author, dies
  • 1944-05-16 George Ade, American author (b. 1866)
  • 1944-11-28 Lode Zielens, Flemish author and journalist (Obscure Blood), dies at 43
  • 1945-01-27 Antal Szerb, Hungarian author and historian, dies at 43
  • 1945-04-11 Kamiel van Baelen, Flemish author and resistance fighter (Mensch op Weg), dies at 29
  • 1945-07-20 Paul Valéry [Ambroise Paul Toussaint Jules Valéry], French author, philosopher and poet (La Jeune Parque), dies at 73
  • 1945-10-08 Felix Salten [Siegmund Salzmann], Austrian author (Bambi, a Life in the Woods), dies at 78
  • 1945-12-23 Mogens Klitgaard, Danish author (Brunkul), dies at 39

Person of interestDion Fortune

1946-01-08 Dion Fortune, British occultist and author dies at 55

Occultist and Author Dion Fortune
Occultist and Author
Dion Fortune
  • 1946-06-01 Ion Antonescu, Romanian soldier and authoritarian politician, is executed after having been convicted of war crimes

Person of interestGerhart Hauptmann

1946-06-06 Gerhart Hauptmann, German author (Before Dawn - Nobel 1912), dies at 83

Dramatist, Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Dramatist, Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • 1946-07-27 Gertrude Stein, US/Fren author/poet (Ida, Tender Buttons), dies at 72

Person of interestH. G. Wells

1946-08-13 H. G. Wells, English sci-fi author (The War of the Worlds, Time Machine), dies at 79

Author H. G. Wells
H. G. Wells
  • 1946-09-26 William Strunk Jr., American grammarian and author (The Elements of Style), dies at 77
  • 1946-11-14 Herman de Man, [Salomon H Hamburger], author/Radio Orange, dies
  • 1947-01-04 Forrest Reid, Irish author/critic (Young Tom, Apostate), dies at 71
  • 1947-11-06 Kristian Elster, Norwegian author (Paradisets Have), dies at 66
  • 1947-11-12 Emmuska Orczy, British author (Scarlet Pimpernel), dies at 82
  • 1947-12-15 Arthur Machen, Welsh author (b. 1863)
  • 1948-02-06 Robert Brasillach, French author/nazi collaborator, dies at 38
  • 1948-04-02 Sabahattin Ali, Turkish poet, author and journalist (Esirler, Içimizdeki Şeytan), killed at 41
  • 1948-05-22 Claude McKaye, Jamaican-American author (Banjo, Home to Harlem), dies at 57
  • 1949-01-22 William Thomas Walsh, American author (Isabella of Spain), dies at 57
  • 1949-09-24 Pierre de Bréville, French composer, author and professor (Une histoire du théâtre lyrique en France), dies at 88

Person of interestGeorge Orwell

1950-01-21 George Orwell, British author (Animal Farm, 1984), dies in London at 46

  • 1950-02-13 Rafael Sabatini, Italian-British writer (The Sea Hawk), dies at 74
  • 1950-02-18 Voranc Prezikov, [Lovro Kuhar], Slavic author (Jamnica), dies at 56
  • 1950-03-02 M Joseph V d'Arbaud, French poet/author (Li cant palustre), dies at 76
  • 1950-03-19 Edgar Rice Burroughs, American author (Tarzan of the Apes), dies at 74
  • 1950-05-28 Vicente Sotto, Filipino politician and author (Sotto Law, Republic Act No. 53), dies at 73
  • 1950-11-26 Hedwig Courts-Mahler, German author, dies at 83
  • 1951-01-05 Andrei P Platonov, Russian author (Prok, Kotlovan), dies at 51
  • 1951-01-07 René Guénon, French-Egyptian author (b. 1886)
  • 1951-05-13 Marianne [Goudeket-]Philips, author (Issue Beukennoot), dies at 65
  • 1951-09-17 Gelett Burgess, American humorist and author (The Purple Cow), dies at 85
  • 1952-02-13 Josephine Tey, English author (b. 1896)
  • 1952-11-21 Henriette Roland Holst-de Schalk, marxist author, dies at 82
  • 1953-01-11 Hans Aanrud, Norwegian author (Storken), dies at 89
  • 1953-03-20 Graciliano Ramos, Brazilian author (Vidas Secas), dies at 60
  • 1953-04-04 Rachilde, [Marguerite Vallette-Eymery], French author, dies at 93
  • 1953-06-30 Elsa Beskow, (Maartman), Swedish author (children's book), dies at 79
  • 1953-07-16 Hilaire Belloc, Anglo-French author (Path to Rome), dies at 82
  • 1953-07-20 Jan Struther, British author (b. 1901)
  • 1954-02-26 William Inge, English author, theologist and Dean of St Paul's Cathedral, dies at 93
  • 1954-05-30 Ahmad Amin, Egyptian historian and author (My Life), dies at 67
  • 1954-10-08 Morten Korch, Danish author, dies at 78
  • 1954-10-22 Oswald de Andrade, Brazilian author (one of the modernist Group of Five), dies at 64
  • 1954-11-04 Stig Dagerman, Swedish author (Burned Child), dies at 31
  • 1954-12-20 James Hilton, English author (Lost Horizon), dies at 54
  • 1955-09-21 Jacqueline Reyneke van Stuwe, Dutch author, dies at 84
  • 1955-10-18 José Ortega y Gasset, Spanish philosopher and author (The Revolt of the Masses), dies at 72
  • 1955-11-01 W H van Eemlandt, [Haasse], author (Treasure Hunter of Amstel), dies

Person of interestA. A. Milne

1956-01-31 A. A. Milne, English author of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, dies at 74

Author A. A. Milne
A. A. Milne
  • 1956-05-13 Aleksandr A Fadejev, Russ author (Young Guard), commits suicide at 54
  • 1956-06-23 Michael Arlen [Dikran Kouyoumdjian], British author and scriptwriter (An American Verdict), dies at 60
  • 1956-07-08 Giovanni Papini, Italian author/poet (Un Uomo Finito), dies at 75

Person of interestPío Baroja

1956-10-30 Pío Baroja y Nessi, Spanish Basque writer, author of over 100 novels (The Struggle for Life, Zalacain the Adventurer), dies at 83

Spanish Writer Pío Baroja
Spanish Writer
Pío Baroja
  • 1956-11-23 Jeanne Cappe, Belgian author (Tres Grand Cardinal), dies at about 61
  • 1957-02-10 Laura Ingalls Wilder, American author (Little House on the Prairie), dies at 90
  • 1957-03-07 Wyndham Lewis, English author (Tarr, Apes of God) and co-founder of the Vorticist movement in art, dies at 74
  • 1957-03-28 Christopher Morley, American author (Kitty Foil), dies at 66
  • 1957-07-15 Marie C of Zeggelen, author (Dessajongen), dies at 87
  • 1957-07-19 Curzio Malaparte, [Kurt E Suckert], Italian author (Kaputt), dies at 59
  • 1957-07-28 Edith Abbott, American social worker and educator (University of Chicago Social Sciences), dies at 80
  • 1957-08-24 Ronald Arbuthnott Knox, British priest, broadcaster and author (Viaduct Murder), dies at 69
  • 1957-11-26 Aleksei M Remizov, Russian author (Iveren), dies at 80
  • 1958-02-03 Henry Kuttner, sci-fi author (Dark World, As You Were), dies at 42
  • 1958-04-08 Ethel Turner, Australian author (b. 1872)
  • 1958-04-08 George Jean Nathan, American editor, author and critic (American Mercury), dies at 76
  • 1958-06-26 Martinus Ballings, Flemish jesuit/author (Vocation), dies at 93
  • 1958-07-22 Mikhail Zoshchenko, Russian author and satirist, dies at 62
  • 1958-10-08 Ran Bosilek, Bulgarian author (b. 1886)
  • 1958-11-16 Warner Fabian, [S Adams], American author (Great American Fraud), dies at 87
  • 1958-12-22 Fjodor W Gladkow, Russian author (Cement), dies at 75
  • 1959-02-20 Laurence Housman, English author and playwright (Victoria Regina), dies at 93
  • 1959-06-01 Sax Rohmer [Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward], English author (Dr Fu Manchu novels), (b. 1883)
  • 1959-06-17 Abdul Mouse, Indonesian nationalist foreman/author, dies at about 68
  • 1959-07-15 Vance Palmer, Australian author, dies at 73
  • 1959-08-09 Emil František Burian, Czech author and composer, dies at 55