Authors in History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 1,840

  • 1871-09-27 Grazia Deledda, Italian author (Nobel 1926), born in Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy (d. 1936)
  • 1871-09-30 John Fabricius, Dutch English stage author (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)
  • 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 historian, writer, and peace activist, born in Nihonmatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan (d. 1948)
  • 1874-01-14 Thornton W. Burgess, American conservationist & author (The Bedtime Story-Books; Now I Remember: Autobiography of an Amateur Naturalist), 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. 1939)
  • 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)
  • 1882-03-30 Melanie Klein, Austrian-British author and child psychoanalyst (object relations theory), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1960)
  • 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
  • 1883-11-25 Harvey Spencer Lewis, American Rosicrucian author and mystic, born in Frenchtown, New Jersey (d. 1939)
  • 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)
  • 1887-07-06 Annette Kellermann, Australian swimmer, silent-film actress (A Daughter of the Gods; Venus Of The South Seas), and author, born in Marrickville, New South Wales, New South Wales
  • 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)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 400 of 1,248

  • 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 (The Virginian), dies at 78
  • 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)
  • 1939-08-02 Harvey Spencer Lewis, American Rosicrucian author and mystic, dies at 55
  • 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

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
  • 1944-11-28 Lode Zielens, Flemish author and journalist (Obscure Blood), dies at 43
  • 1945-01-27 Antal Szerb, Hungarian author and historian, dies at 43
  • 1945-03-13 Herbert Bedford, English author and composer, dies at 78
  • 1945-04-11 Kamiel van Baelen, Flemish author and resistance fighter (Mensch op Weg), dies at 29
  • 1945-04-28 Hans Bloesch, Swiss author, dies at 67
  • 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 76
  • 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 Prize in Literature, 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
  • 1949-05-21 Klaus Mann, German-American author (Mephisto), dies at 42

Person of interestMargaret Mitchell

1949-08-16 Margaret Mitchell, American author (Gone With the Wind), dies at 48

  • 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, Nineteen Eighty-Four), 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, Swedish children's author and illustrator, 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
  • 1955-05-16 James Agee, American author (African Queen, Death in Family), dies at 45
  • 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
  • 1956-06-22 Walter de la Mare, British poet and author (The Listeners, Memoirs of a Midget), dies at 83
  • 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

Famous Authors