Scholars in History (Part 2)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 207

  • 1860-03-27 Frank Frost Abbott, American classical scholar, born in Redding, Connecticut (d. 1924)
  • 1862-08-01 M. R. James, English scholar and author (Ghost Stories of an Antiquary), born in Goodnestone, Dover, Kent (d. 1936)
  • 1863-12-13 Johannes Weiss, German New Testament scholar, born in Kiel, Germany (d. 1914)
  • 1866-01-02 Prof Gilbert Murray, Australian classical scholar (d. 1957)
  • 1866-04-01 Sophonisba Breckenridge, scholar/teacher/social activist
  • 1866-06-13 Lambertus Zijl, Dutch sculptor (Trade scholarship), born in Kralingen, Netherlands (d. 1947)
  • 1870-02-20 Pieter Cornelis Boutens, Holland, mystic poet/scholar (Verzen)
  • 1870-04-20 Maulvi Abdul Haq, Pakistani scholar, Father of Modern Urdu, born in Hapur, Uttar Pradesh (d. 1961)
  • 1870-10-18 D T Suzuki, Kanazawa Japan, Zen Buddhist scholar
  • 1871-10-09 Didak Buntić, Croatian monk and scholar, born in Paoča, Bosnia and Herzegovina (d. 1922)
  • 1872-04-14 Abdullah Yusuf Ali, British-Indian Islamic scholar and translator (translated Qu'ran into English), born in Bombay, British India (d. 1953)
  • 1873-02-23 Liang Qichao, Chinese scholar (d. 1929)
  • 1875-03-04 Alberto Vaccari, Italian jesuit/old testament scholar/interpreter
  • 1877-04-14 Daniel Plooy, Dutch new testament scholar, born in Schiedam, Netherlands (d. 1935)
  • 1881-02-14 William John Gruffydd, Welsh poet & scholar, born in Gorffwysfa, Bethel, Wales (d. 1954)
  • 1881-04-25 Hans Windisch, German New Testament scholar, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1935)
  • 1883-06-14 Lucien Cerfaux, Belgian New Testament scholar, born in Presles, Belgium (d. 1968)
  • 1885-06-20 Andrzej Gawroński, Polish Indologist and scholar, born in Geneva (d. 1927)
  • 1887-09-01 Otto Eissfeldt, German old testament scholar
  • 1890-02-11 Jan de Vries, Dutch scholar of Germanic linguistics and Germanic mythology, born in Amsterdam (d. 1964)
  • 1891-05-24 William F. Albright, American old testament scholar and archaeologist, born in Coquimbo, Chile (d. 1971)
  • 1894-11-05 Henri de Page, Belgian private law scholar, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1969)
  • 1896-09-06 Mario Praz, Italian literary critic and scholar (La carne, la morte, e il diavolo), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1982)
  • 1896-10-11 Roman Jakobson, Russian-American linguist and Slavic scholar (Fundamentals of Language), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1982)
  • 1897-02-08 Zakir Husain, 3rd President of India (1967-69) and scholar, born in Hyderabad, Hyderabad State (d. 1969)
  • 1897-10-19 Salimuzzaman Siddiqui, Pakistani scientist and scholar (d. 1994)
  • 1898-01-23 Freda Utley, British scholar & author, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1978)
  • 1898-01-25 Joachim Wach, German religious scholar (Understanding), born in Chemnitz, Germany (d. 1955)
  • 1899-11-19 Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei, Iranian influential Shia Islamic scholar, born in Khoy, West Azerbaijan Province, Iran (d. 1992)
  • 1901-07-15 John Wesley Work III, African-American composer, musicologist and scholar of African-American folklore and music, born in Tullahoma, Tennessee (d. 1967)
  • 1901-10-21 Gerhard von Rad, German old testament scholar (Deuteronomium)
  • 1902-01-24 E. A. Speiser, American Bible scholar (d. 1965)
  • 1903-03-25 Nahum Norbert Glatzer, Jewish-American scholar (d. 1990)
  • 1906-01-13 Zhou Youguang [Zhou Yaoping], Chinese language scholar (father of pinyin), born in Changzhou (d. 2017)
  • 1906-10-02 John Humphreys Whitfield, British scholar of Italian language & literature, born in Wednesbury, England (d. 1995)
  • 1906-10-12 Willy Hess, Swiss musicologist, composer and famous Beethoven scholar, born in Winterthur, Switzerland (d. 1997)
  • 1907-03-13 Charles Brink, German-born British classical scholar (Horace), born in Berlin (d. 1994)
  • 1907-05-05 Kenneth Muir, English scholar, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1907-05-13 Austin Whitaker, schoolmaster classical scholar/archivist
  • 1908-07-09 Rasheed Turabi, Pakistani scholar, orator and philosopher, born in Hyderabad, India (d. 1973)
  • 1908-07-14 Chaim Raphael, English Jewish scholar and novelist, born in Middlesbrough (d. 1994)
  • 1909-11-29 Rupert Davies, methodist Scholar
  • 1910-06-04 Jacques Berque, French Islamic scholar, born in Frenda, Algeria (d. 1995)
  • 1910-09-15 George D Kilpatrick, Canadian/British bible scholar
  • 1911-01-16 Gilbert Gadoffre, French scholar
  • 1911-04-20 Kukrit Pramoj, Thai politician (13th Prime Minister of Thailand) and scholar, born in In Buri, Singburi, Siam (d. 1995)
  • 1911-06-27 V. K. Narayana Menon, Indian classical dance scholar, born in Kerala, India (d. 1997)
  • 1911-07-18 Alexander Hyatt King, Mozart scholar, born in Beckenham, England (d. 1995)
  • 1912-03-11 Robert Clifford Latham, pepys Scholar
  • 1912-03-30 Andrew Rodger Waterson, scholar/naturalist
  • 1912-07-18 Harry Levin, American literary scholar, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1994)
  • 1912-10-06 Anthony Cuthbert Baines, English music scholar (d. 1997)
  • 1913-06-06 Carlo L. Golino, Italian-American scholar, born in Pescara, Italy (d. 1991)
  • 1913-10-02 Vivian Ridler, British scholar and printer (Oxford University), born in Cardiff, Wales (d. 2009)
  • 1915-03-23 Francis Berry, poet/Shakespearean scholar
  • 1915-06-24 Charles James Dunn, Japanese scholar
  • 1915-11-04 Lloyd James Austin, Australian linguist and literary scholar, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1994)
  • 1917-12-16 Nabi Bux Khan Baloch, Sindhi scholar
  • 1918-03-15 Richard Ellmann, American literary scholar and biographer (Oscar Wilde), born in Highland Park, Michigan (d. 1987)
  • 1919-09-21 Fazlur Rahman, Pakistani modernist scholar, born in Hazara District, Pakistan (d. 1988)
  • 1919-11-25 Chaim Pearl, Jewish rabbi and scholar, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1995)
  • 1920-01-09 Hakim Mohammed Said, Pakistani scholar & medical researcher, born in New Delhi, India (d. 1998)
  • 1920-01-20 Peter Clemoes, British historian, born in Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom (d. 1996)
  • 1921-02-11 Edward Seidensticker, American scholar (d. 2007)
  • 1921-06-09 Arthur Hertzberg, American Jewish scholar (d. 2006)
  • 1921-11-09 Ivo Rudolph Jarosy, German-British film scholar and exhibitor, born in Berlin (d. 1996)
  • 1922-09-23 Philip Owen Arnould Sherrard, scholar theologian poet/translator
  • 1922-11-02 John Pinsent, English classical scholar (Greek mythology) (d. 1995)
  • 1924-07-18 John Cruickshank, French scholar (d. 1995)
  • 1925-09-23 Denis Twitchett, Cambridge scholar, and Chinese historian (d. 2006)
  • 1926-01-26 Farman Fatehpuri [Syed Dildar Ali], Urdu scholar, linguist, critic and author, born in Fatehpur, Uttar Pradesh, British India (d. 2013)
  • 1927-02-28 Bernard Frank, French writer and oriental scholar, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 2006)
  • 1927-05-11 Gene Savoy, American author, explorer, scholar and cleric (d. 2007)
  • 1927-11-23 Guy Davenport, American author, artist, and scholar (d. 2005)
  • 1928-02-05 Pananayiotis Taki Vatikiotis, Middle Eastern scholar (d. 1997)
  • 1928-07-10 Moshe Greenberg, American-Israeli Bible scholar, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • 1929-06-12 Jameel Jalibi, Pakistani scholar, writer, and Urdu linguist, born in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, British India
  • 1929-07-23 Andrew Rutherford, Scottish scholar and Vice-Chancellor of the University of London (1994-97), born in Helmsdale, Sutherland, Scotland (d. 1998)
  • 1929-12-31 Sidney Greenbaum, British scholar, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1996)
  • 1930-05-21 Stanley Wells, English scholar of Shakespeare (Shakespeare Institute U of Birmingham), born in Hull, England
  • 1930-12-26 Sayed Mutawli imam ad-Darsh, scholar/broadcaster
  • 1931-08-07 Charles E. Rice, American legal scholar and author, born in New York (d. 2015)
  • 1931-12-14 Jaun Elia, Pakistani scholar, poet and philosopher, born in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh, British India (d. 2002)
  • 1933-07-21 John C Gardner, scholar/writer (Grendel, Sunlight Dialogues)
  • 1934-05-10 Jeanine Basinger, American film scholar
  • 1934-12-31 Akram Awan, Islamic scholar & spiritual leader, born in Chakwal, Pakistan (d. 2017)
  • 1935-06-06 Jean Gattegno, French translator and scholar, born in Paris (d. 1994)
  • 1935-07-05 Edward McInnes, German scholar, born in Maybole, Ayrshire (d. 1996)
  • 1935-07-12 Barrie Wilson, British religious scholar (How Jesus Became Christian) (d. 1995)
  • 1937-11-06 Bas de Gaay Fortman, Dutch scholar and politician (PPR), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1939-07-14 George E. Slusser, American scholar and writer
  • 1939-12-29 Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, Maldivian politician & Islamic scholar, born in Malé, Maldives
  • 1943-03-16 Ursula Goodenough, American biologicst, Evolutionary Scholar, author and educator, born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-08-11 Krzysztof Meyer, Polish pianist, composer, and music scholar, born in Kraków, Poland
  • 1944-11-24 Ibrahim Gambari, Nigerian scholar
  • 1945-01-30 Michael Dorris, American novelist & scholar, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1997)
  • 1945-02-12 David D Friedman, American economist, physicist, legal scholar, and libertarian theorist (The Machinery of Freedom), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-05-24 Jeremy Treglown, English scholar and editor (TLS)
  • 1951-02-19 Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri (Db), Pakistani Islamic Sufi Scholar
  • 1951-09-24 Douglas Kmiec, American legal scholar

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 232

  • 1785-01-19 Jonathan Toup, English classical scholar and critic (b. 1713)
  • 1786-08-15 Thomas Tyrwhitt, English classical scholar and critic, dies at 56
  • 1787-04-01 Floyer Sydenham, English classical scholar (b. 1710)
  • 1789-04-07 Peter Camper, anatomist/animal scholar, dies at 66
  • 1798-08-21 Corneille-François de Nélis, Flemish scholar and bishop of Antwerp, dies at 62
  • 1805-01-17 Abraham-Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron, French scholar and interpreter, dies at 73
  • 1808-09-25 Richard Porson, scholar, dies
  • 1820-01-17 Daniel Albert Wyttenbach, German-Swiss classicl scholar and historian, dies at 73
  • 1832-03-04 Jean-François Champollion, French scholar (b. 1790)
  • 1833-04-06 Adamántios Koraïs, Greek humanist scholar, dies at 84
  • 1853-09-08 Frédéric Ozanam, French scholar and founder of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, dies at 40
  • 1857-03-26 Wei Yuan, Chinese scholar and geographer of Qing Dynasty, dies at 62
  • 1864-03-27 Jean-Jacques Ampère, French scholar (b. 1800)
  • 1865-03-27 Petrus Hoffman Peerlkamp, Dutch scholar (b. 1786)
  • 1865-09-30 Samuel David Luzzatto, Italian-Jewish scholar, dies at 65
  • 1866-08-06 John Mason Neale, English divine, scholar and hymnwriter (b. 1818)
  • 1867-08-03 Philipp August Böckh, German scholar and antiquarian (b. 1785)
  • 1874-12-07 Constantin von Tischendorf, German biblical scholar (b. 1815)
  • 1876-05-27 Joseph Bosworth, lexicographer/scholar, dies
  • 1883-05-26 Abdelkader El Djezairi, Algerian leader, scholar and national hero (b.1808)
  • 1883-08-01 Karl Wilhelm Dindorf, classic scholar, dies
  • 1884-03-21 Ezra Abbot, American bible scholar, dies at 64
  • 1886-03-18 Leopold Zunz, German Jewish scholar (Science of Judaism), dies at 91
  • 1886-10-01 William Hepworth Thompson, English classical scholar and Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, dies at 76
  • 1895-03-05 Henry Rawlinson, British army officer and scholar, dies at 84
  • 1900-05-28 George Grove, English biblical scholar and misicographer, dies at 79
  • 1901-01-09 Richard Copley Christie, English scholar (b. 1830)

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1903-11-01 Theodor Mommsen, German historian and scholar (Nobel Prize in Literature 1902), dies at 85

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  • 1906-06-22 Fritz Schaudinn, German zoologist (examined syphilis), dies at 34
  • 1907-03-05 Friedrich Blass, German classical scholar (b. 1843)
  • 1908-03-03 Karl Josef Rudolph Cornely, German Jesuit biblical scholar, dies at 77
  • 1913-03-09 Eberhard Nestle, German biblical scholar, dies at 61
  • 1914-08-24 Johannes Weiss, German New Testament scholar, dies at 50
  • 1915-11-19 Solomon Schechter, Moldavian-American Talmudic scholar and rabbi, dies at about 64
  • 1916-08-28 Francis Warre-Cornish, English writer and scholar, dies at 77
  • 1917-04-09 James Hope Moulton, British scholar of Classical Greek (b. 1863)
  • 1918-01-07 Julius Wellhausen, German biblical scholar (analysis of the structure and dating of the Pentateuch), dies at 73
  • 1918-07-30 Chaim Soloveitchik, Rabbi of Brisk, talmudic scholar, dies
  • 1923-08-05 Vatroslav Jagić, Croatian scholar of Slavic studies, dies at 85
  • 1924-07-23 Frank Frost Abbott, American classical scholar, dies at 64
  • 1927-01-11 Andrzej Gawroński, Polish Indologist and scholar, dies at 41
  • 1928-04-05 Jane Ellen Harrison, scholar/archaeologist, dies
  • 1929-01-19 Liang Qichao, Chinese scholar (b. 1873)
  • 1929-08-26 Ernest Mason Satow, British diplomat and scholar, dies at 86
  • 1931-08-31 Marcel Planiol, French private law scholar, dies
  • 1931-11-17 Hara Prasad Shastri, Indian academic, Sanskrit scholar, archivist and historian of Bengali literature, dies at 77
  • 1935-11-08 Hans Windisch, German New Testament scholar, dies at 54
  • 1936-06-12 M. R. James, English scholar and author (Ghost Stories of an Antiquary), dies at 73
  • 1939-03-13 Lucien Lévy-Bruhl, French scholar and philosopher, dies at 81
  • 1941-01-17 Jose Leite de Vasconcelos, Portuguese scholar (Etnografia), dies at 82
  • 1945-06-07 Nishida Kitaro, Japanese philosopher (Kyoto School), dies at 74
  • 1953-03-24 Felix M Abel, French dominican/biblical scholar, dies at 74
  • 1953-11-22 Syed Sulaiman Nadvi, Pakistani religious scholar and biographer of Muhammad, dies at 69
  • 1953-12-10 Abdullah Yusuf Ali, British-Indian Islamic scholar and translator (translated Qu'ran into English), dies at 81
  • 1954-09-29 William John Gruffydd, Welsh poet and scholar, dies at 73
  • 1955-04-18 Eugen Herrigel, Zen philosopher & scholar, dies in Germany at 70
  • 1961-01-24 Willem J M van Eysinga, people rights scholar, dies at 82
  • 1961-08-16 Maulvi Abdul Haq, Pakistani scholar, Father of Modern Urdu, dies at 91
  • 1962-11-29 Rav Aaron Kotler, Orthodox Talmudic scholar, dies in Lakewood NJ
  • 1963-08-27 Allama Mashriqi, Pakistani scholar and politician (b. 1888)
  • 1964-07-23 Jan de Vries, Dutch scholar of Germanic linguistics and Germanic mythology, dies at 74
  • 1964-10-28 Reginald Horace Blyth, Zen teacher/scholar, dies in Japan at 66
  • 1965-06-15 E. A. Speiser, American Bible scholar (b. 1902
  • 1965-12-06 Alberto Vaccari, Italian jesuit/old testament scholar, dies at 90
  • 1966-07-12 D T Suzuki, Zen Buddhism scholar, dies in Tokyo Japan at 96
  • 1967-05-17 John Wesley Work III, African-American composer, musicologist and scholar of African-American folklore and music, dies at 65
  • 1968-08-11 Lucien Cerfaux, Belgian New Testament scholar, dies at 85
  • 1969-05-03 Zakir Husain, 3rd President of India (1967-69) and scholar, dies at 72
  • 1970-08-22 Vladimir Propp, Russian structuralist scholar (b. 1895)
  • 1971-09-20 William F. Albright, American old testament scholar and archaeologist, dies at 80
  • 1973-04-23 Otto Eissfeldt, German old testament scholar, dies at 85
  • 1973-12-18 Rasheed Turabi, Pakistani scholar, orator and philosopher, dies at 65
  • 1975-02-14 Julian S. Huxley, English biologist, 1st director-general of UNESCO, dies at 87
  • 1978-01-21 Freda Utley, British scholar and author. (b. 1898)
  • 1982-03-23 Mario Praz, Italian literary critic and scholar (Casa della vita), dies at 85
  • 1982-07-18 Roman Jakobson, Russian-American linguist and Slavic scholar (Fundamentals of Language), dies at 85
  • 1982-12-08 Leckie, Suriname scholar, murdered
  • 1984-12-11 Oskar Seidlin, German-born American scholar (b. 1911)
  • 1985-03-23 Peter Charanis, Greek-American scholar and professor (b. 1908)
  • 1988-07-26 Fazlur Rahman, Pakistani modernist scholar, dies at 68
  • 1990-01-14 Mani Madhava Chakyar, Koodiyattam artist and Sanskrit scholar (b. 1899)
  • 1990-02-27 Nahum Norbert Glatzer, Jewish-American scholar (b. 1903)
  • 1991-02-14 Carlo L. Golino, Italian-American scholar, dies at 77
  • 1993-12-27 Youssef Sebti, Algerian scholar/poet, murdered at 50
  • 1994-03-02 Charles Brink, German-born British classical scholar (Horace), dies at 86
  • 1994-04-14 Salimuzzaman Siddiqui, Pakistani scientist and scholar (b. 1897)
  • 1994-05-29 Harry Levin, American literary scholar, dies at 81
  • 1994-05-30 Jean Gattegno, French translator and scholar, dies at 58
  • 1994-07-04 Rupert Davies, English methodist scholar, dies at 84
  • 1994-09-13 Pieter Zaanen, architect (Musical Trade scholarship, Amsterdam), dies
  • 1994-10-10 Chaim Raphael, English Jewish scholar and writer, dies at 86
  • 1994-10-30 Nyanaponika, [Siegmund Feniger), German scholar/author, dies at 93
  • 1994-12-30 Lloyd James Austin, Australian linguist and literary scholar, dies at 79
  • 1995-01-04 Robert Clifford Latham, pepys Scholar, dies at 82
  • 1995-01-28 Barrie Wilson, British religious scholar (How Jesus Became Christian), dies at 59
  • 1995-02-03 John Pinsent, English classical scholar (Greek mythology), dies at 72
  • 1995-02-20 John Humphreys Whitfield, British scholar of Italian language & literature, dies at 88
  • 1995-03-03 Gilbert Gadoffre, French scholar, dies at 84
  • 1995-03-10 Alexander Hyatt King, Mozart scholar, dies at 84
  • 1995-05-30 Philip Owen A Sherrard, scholar theologian poet/translator, dies at 72