Writers in History (Part 12)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1101 - 1,200 of 2,893

  • 1896-03-13 Dorothy Aldis, American children's writer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1966)
  • 1896-03-22 Giulia D De Albertis, writer
  • 1896-03-24 Gianna Manzini, writer
  • 1896-04-03 Douwe Kalma, Dutch literary writer and leader (Young Frisian Movement), born in Boksum, Netherlands (d. 1953)
  • 1896-04-29 Walter Mehring, German writer (Die Gedichte, Lieder und Chansons des Walter Mehring), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1981)
  • 1896-05-17 Hannah Tillich, German-American writer (Harbor Mouse) and wife of Paul Tillich, born in Rotenburg an der Fulda, Germany (d. 1988)
  • 1896-07-04 Mao Dun [Shen Dehong], Chinese writer (Midnight), born in Tongxiang, China (d. 1981)
  • 1896-07-16 Maurits Dekker, Dutch writer (Merkteken), born in Amsterdam (d. 1962)
  • 1896-07-19 A. J. Cronin, Scottish writer (Citadel, Shining Victory), born in Cardross (d. 1981)
  • 1896-07-24 Hermann Kasack, German writer (Die Stadt hinter dem Strom), born in Potsdam, Germany (d. 1966)
  • 1896-08-08 Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, writer (Yearling), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1896-08-21 Raymond Herreman, Belgian poet, journalist and writer (Jericho's Rose), born in Menen, Belgium (d. 1971)
  • 1896-08-21 Roark Bradford, American writer and humorist (Ol' Man Adan an' His Chillun), born in Lauderdale County, Tennessee (d. 1943)
  • 1896-09-12 Giuseppe Zoppi, Swiss writer (Il Libro Dell'Alpe), born in Broglio, Switzerland (d. 1952)
  • 1896-09-25 Elsa Triolet [Ella Kagan], Russian-French writer and Resistance fighter, born in Moscow (d. 1970)
  • 1896-11-07 Esdras Minville, Quebec writer, economist and sociologist, born in Quebec, Montreal (d. 1975)
  • 1896-11-20 Yevgenia Ginzburg, Russian writer, born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1977)
  • 1896-11-28 Dawn Powell, American writer (Turn, Magic Wheel), born in Mount Gilead, Ohio (d. 1965)
  • 1896-12-03 John Urzidil, Austrian-American writer (Die erbeuteten Frauen), born in Prague (d. 1970)
  • 1896-12-04 Nikolai Tichonov, Russian writer (against Pasternak), born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1979)
  • 1896-12-23 Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Sicilian writer (Der Leopard)
  • 1896-12-27 Louis Bromfield, Mansfield Ohio, writer (Early Autumn, Pulitzer-1926)
  • 1897-03-13 Marcel Thiry, Belgian writer and wallon militant, born in Charleroi, Belgium (d. 1977)
  • 1897-03-19 Liam O'Flaherty, Irish writer, born in Inishmore, Aran Islands (d. 1984)
  • 1897-04-16 John Bagot Glubb, British commandant and writer (A soldier with the Arabs), born in Preston, Lancashire, England (d. 1986)
  • 1897-04-17 Thornton Wilder, American playwright and writer (Bridge of San Luis Ray), born in Madison, Wisconsin (d. 1975)
  • 1897-05-06 Paul Alverdes, German writer (Pfeiferstube), born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1979)
  • 1897-05-11 Izak W van der Merwe, [Boerneef], South African writer (Tweetalige Woordeboek)
  • 1897-06-11 Bruno Frei [Benedikt Freistadt], Austrian Marxist journalist, born in Bratislava (d. 1988)
  • 1897-06-20 Elisabeth Hauptmann, German writer (co-author of The Threepenny Opera), born in Peckelsheim, Westphalia, German Empire (d. 1973)
  • 1897-07-24 Karl von Mechow, German writer (Auf Dem Wege, Vorsommer), born in Bonn, Germany (d. 1960)
  • 1897-07-30 Jacques de Kadt, Dutch politician and writer (Fascism is War!), born in Oss, Netherlands (d. 1988)
  • 1897-08-07 Franz J Weinrich, [Heinrich Lerse], German writer (Himmlisches)
  • 1897-08-11 Louise Bogan, Maine, writer (Sleeping Fury)

Person of interestEnid Blyton

1897-08-11 Enid Blyton, English children's writer, fifth most popular author in the world (Famous Five, Secret Seven, The Adventure), born in London, England (d. 1968)

Children's writer Enid Blyton
Children's writer
Enid Blyton
  • 1897-08-31 Marianne Bruns, German writer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1897-09-03 Sally Benson, American writer (Meet me in St. Louis), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1972)
  • 1897-09-10 Georges Bataille, French writer (d. 1962)
  • 1897-09-26 Victor Otto Stomps, German writer and publisher, born in Krefeld, Germany (d. 1970)
  • 1897-09-28 Muchtar Auesow, writer
  • 1897-10-03 Louis Aragon, French poet and writer (Les Lettres françaises, Pour un réalisme socialiste), born in Paris, France (d. 1982)
  • 1897-11-23 Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Indian writer (d. 1999)
  • 1897-11-28 Uno Chiyo, Japanese writer (Confessions of Love), born in Iwakuni (d. 1996)
  • 1897-11-29 Emiel van Hemeldonck, Belgian writer (Little Emperor)
  • 1897-12-02 Rewi Alley, New Zealand writer (Americans in China), born in Springfield, Canterbury, New Zealand (d. 1987)
  • 1897-12-03 Kate O'Brien, Irish writer (Without My Cloak), born in Limerick City, Ireland (d. 1974)
  • 1897-12-06 Oscar Walter Cisek, Romanian writer and diplomat, born in Bucharest (d. 1966)
  • 1897-12-10 Karl H. Waggerl, Austria writer (Power of Love), born in Bad Gastein, Austria (d. 1973)
  • 1897-12-26 Willie Corsari, [Wilhelmina A Schmidt], Dutch writer
  • 1898-01-11 Hans Rudolf Krik, Danish writer/critic (Fiskerne, Slaven)
  • 1898-01-22 Ben van Eysselsteijn, Dutch writer (Arid Earth)
  • 1898-01-28 Wies Moens, Flemish writer/nazi
  • 1898-01-29 Karl Bjarnhof, Danish blind journalist/writer (History of Sascha)
  • 1898-02-10 Joseph Kessel, French journalist/writer (Army of the Shadows)
  • 1898-02-26 Julien de Valckenaere, Flemish writer
  • 1898-03-29 Cecil Arthur Lewis, British fighter pilot and writer, born in Birkenhead, England (d. 1997)
  • 1898-03-30 Heinz Risse, German writer, born in Dusseldorf (d. 1989)
  • 1898-04-01 Pola Gojawiczynska, Polish writer (Stolica)
  • 1898-04-23 Edwin Erich Dwinger, German writer (General Vlassov), born in Kiel, Germany (d. 1981)
  • 1898-04-26 Vicente Aleixandre, Spanish writer (Ambito, Bird of Paper, Nobel 1977), born in Seville, Spain (d. 1984)
  • 1898-05-02 Jef Last, Dutch poet and writer, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1972)
  • 1898-05-08 Vera Chapman, English writer and Tolkien Society founder, born in Bournemouth, England (d. 1996)
  • 1898-05-10 Ariel Durant, writer (Story of Civilization)
  • 1898-05-24 Kathleen Hale, British children book writer and illustrator (Orlando), born in Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 2000)
  • 1898-05-25 Gustav Regler, German writer, born in Merzig (d. 1963)
  • 1898-05-31 Johan Brouwer, Dutch pianist/writer/resistance fighter
  • 1898-06-21 Donald C. Peattie, American botanist and writer, born in Chicago (d. 1964)
  • 1898-07-09 Gerard Walschap, Flemish writer (Mary, Revolt in Congo), born in Londerzeel, Belgium (d. 1989)
  • 1898-07-11 Herman de Man, [Salomon H Hamburger], Dutch writer/Radio Orange
  • 1898-08-09 David de Jong, Dutch writer (Mutiny on the Canal)
  • 1898-08-28 Ludwig Turek, German writer, born in Stendal, Germany (d. 1975)
  • 1898-09-15 John J Slauerhoff, Dutch ship's doctor/writer/poet (El Dorado)
  • 1898-10-17 Mildred Knopf, cookbook writer
  • 1898-10-17 Simon Vestdijk, Dutch writer/poet (5th Seal)
  • 1898-11-14 Benjamin Fondane, Romanian-French writer and filmmaker (d. 1944)
  • 1898-12-10 Yuri Nikolayevich Libedinski, Ukrainian writer (Birth of Hero), born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1959)
  • 1899-01-15 Goodman Ace, American writer, radio presenter, actor and humorist (Better of Goodman), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1982)
  • 1899-01-23 Joseph Nathan Kane, American non-fiction writer & journalist (Famous Firsts), born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1899-02-03 Lao She, Chinese writer (d. 1966)
  • 1899-02-23 Erich Kästner, German writer (d. 1974)
  • 1899-02-24 Jacob Presser, Dutch historian/writer (Down-fall)
  • 1899-03-03 Yuri Olesha, Russian writer, born in Jelisawetgrad, Russian Empire (d. 1960)
  • 1899-03-30 Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay, well known Bengali writer (d. 1970)
  • 1899-05-05 Freeman Gosden, American writer and actor (The Amos 'n' Andy Show, Calvin and the Colonel), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1982)
  • 1899-05-24 Henri Michaux, Belgian-born French poet and writer (Miserable Miracle), born in Namur, Belgium (d. 1984)
  • 1899-05-31 Ilse Lagner, German antiwar writer, born in Breslau (d. 1987)
  • 1899-05-31 Leonid Leonov, Russian writer, born in Moscow (d. 1994)
  • 1899-06-24 Bruce Marshall, Scottish writer (Father Malachy's Miracle), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1987)

Person of interestE. B. White

1899-07-11 E. B. White, American writer (Charlotte's Web, Elements of Style), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1985)

Writer E. B. White
Writer
E. B. White
  • 1899-08-09 P.L. [Pamela Lyndon] Travers, Australian British writer (Mary Poppins), born in Maryborough, Australia (d. 1996)

Person of interestJorge Luis Borges

1899-08-24 Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine writer of fiction and essays (Labyrinths), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1986)

  • 1899-08-24 Ruth Schaumann, German painter, writer and sculptor (Rose, Black King), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1975)
  • 1899-09-13 Anton Constandse, Dutch anarchist and writer, born in Brouwershaven, Netherlands (d. 1985)
  • 1899-09-30 Hendrik Marsman, Dutch poet/writer/critic
  • 1899-10-01 Ernest Haycox, American writer (d. 1950)
  • 1899-10-09 Bruce Catton, American historian and writer (Civil War), born in Petoskey, Michigan (d. 1978)
  • 1899-10-20 Marnix Gijsen, [baron Jan-Albert Goris], Flemish writer (Grote God Pan)
  • 1899-11-23 Norman Hunter, English children's writer (Professor Branestawm), born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1899-12-04 Douwe Hermans Kiestra, Frisian farmer and writer, born in Poppenwier, Netherlands (d. 1970)
  • 1900-01-05 Paula Ludwig, Austrian-German poet, born in Vorarlberg, Austria (d. 1974)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1101 - 1,200 of 2,566

  • 1955-05-16 James Agee, American author (African Queen, Death in Family), dies at 45
  • 1955-08-02 Wallace Stevens, American poet (The Auroras of Autumn), dies at 75

Person of interestThomas Mann

1955-08-12 Thomas Mann, German writer (Dr Faustus, Nobel 1929), dies at 80

Novelist Thomas Mann
Novelist
Thomas Mann
  • 1955-09-07 Ham Fisher, American comic strip writer and cartoonist (Joe Palooka), dies at 55
  • 1955-09-14 F C Weiskopf, writer, dies
  • 1955-09-27 Henri Liebrecht, Belgian stagewriter/journalist, dies at 71
  • 1955-11-01 Dale Carnegie, American writer (b. 1888)
  • 1956-03-18 Louis Bromfield, writer, dies at 59
  • 1956-04-21 Charles MacArthur, American playwright and screenwriter (The Scoundrel), dies at 60
  • 1956-05-20 Max Beerbohm, English caricaturist, writer and parodist (Saturday Review), dies at 83
  • 1956-06-07 Julien Benda, Fren philosopher/writer (La trahison des clercs), dies
  • 1956-06-11 Corrado Alvaro, Italian writer (Poesie grigio-verdi), dies at 61
  • 1956-06-19 Lulu [Luise] Strauss und Torney, German poet/writer, dies at 82
  • 1956-06-23 Michael Arlen [Dikran Kouyoumdjian], British author and scriptwriter (An American Verdict), dies at 60
  • 1956-07-07 Gottfried Benn, German poet and essayist, dies at 70
  • 1956-09-08 Vital Celen, Flemish writer ('t Pastoorke van Vossendonck), dies at 69
  • 1956-09-12 Hans Carossa, German writer, dies at 77

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
  • 1956-11-09 Aino Kallas, Finnish writer (White Ship, Estonian Tales), dies at 78
  • 1956-12-16 Nina Hamnett, Welsh artist and writer, dies at 66
  • 1956-12-25 Robert Walser, Swiss writer, dies at 78
  • 1957-02-12 Johannes Anker Larsen, Danish writer (Martha og Maria), dies at 82
  • 1957-02-25 Mark Aldanov, Russian-French writer and critic (Novy Zhurnal), dies at 70
  • 1957-03-25 Max Ophüls, German director (The Earrings of Madame de...), dies at 54
  • 1957-03-29 Joyce Cary, English writer (Horse's Mouth), dies at 68
  • 1957-05-30 Toivo R Pekkanen, Finnish writer (Black Ecstasy), dies
  • 1957-06-17 D Richardson, writer, dies at 84
  • 1957-06-21 Frantisek Kupka, Czech writer, dies at 85
  • 1957-06-23 Louis Fornberg, writer, dies at 48
  • 1957-06-26 Alfred Döblin, German writer (b. 1878)
  • 1957-06-27 Malcolm Lowry, English writer (Ultramarine), dies at 48
  • 1957-07-10 Sholem Asch, Polish-Jewish novelist and playwright (East River, Three Cities), dies at 77
  • 1957-07-23 G Tomasi di Lampedusa, writer, dies at 61
  • 1957-08-25 Leo Perutz, Austrian writer and mathematician, dies at 74
  • 1957-08-26 Umberto Saba, Italian writer, dies at 74
  • 1957-10-25 Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany, Irish sci-fi writer (Time & Gods), dies at 79
  • 1957-10-26 Níkos Kazantzákis, prominent Greek writer and philosopher (Zorba the Greek, The Last Temptation of Christ), dies at 74
  • 1957-11-27 Margo Scharten-Antink, Dutch writer (Catherina, Sprotje), dies at 88
  • 1957-12-17 Dorothy L. Sayers, English novelist (The Nine Tailors), dies at 66
  • 1958-01-09 Paul Fechter, German writer (Der Zauberer Gottes), dies at 77
  • 1958-01-10 Charles de Trooz, Belgian writer, dies at 52
  • 1958-02-05 H. M. Tomlinson, British writer (Under red ensign), dies at 84
  • 1958-02-17 Hugh McCrae, Australian writer and poet (Satyrs and Sunlight: Sylvarum Libri), dies at 81
  • 1958-02-22 Theo Harych, German writer, commits suicide at 54
  • 1958-03-04 Albert Kuyle, [Lou Kuitenbrouwer], writer (Jesus' Carpet), dies at 54
  • 1958-03-21 Cyril M. Kornbluth, American sci-fi writer (Space Merchants), dies at 34
  • 1958-04-03 Theodor Kramer, Austrian poet and writer, dies at 61
  • 1958-06-04 Mechtilde Lichnowsky, German writer, dies at 79
  • 1958-06-13 Edwin Keppel Bennett, English writer (Built in Jerusalem’s Wall: A Book in praise of Jerusalem), dies at 70
  • 1958-07-01 Apie [Adrian P] Prince, Dutch writer (I Go Me Own Way), dies
  • 1958-08-23 Martin du Gard, writer, dies
  • 1958-09-22 Mary Roberts Rinehart, American mystery writer and playwright (The Circular Staircase), dies at 82
  • 1958-10-11 Johannes R. Becher, German writer and politician, dies at 67
  • 1958-10-30 Rose Macaulay, English writer (The Towers of Trebizond), dies at 77
  • 1958-12-05 Ferdinand Bruckner, writer, dies at 67
  • 1958-12-21 Lion Feuchtwanger, philosopher/writer (Der falsche Nero), dies at 74
  • 1958-12-26 Harry Redman, American composer, writer, and artist, dies on 89th birthday
  • 1959-03-11 Lester Dent, American writer (Doc Savage), dies at 54
  • 1959-03-15 Duncan Hines, American restaurant guide writer (Out of Kentucky Kitchens), dies at 78
  • 1959-03-26 Raymond Chandler, British-American mystery writer (Farewell My Lovely), dies at 71
  • 1959-03-30 Daniil Andreev, Russian writer, poet and Christian mystic, dies at 52
  • 1959-04-12 James Gleason, American writer and actor (Bishop's Wife, Flying Fool), dies at 76
  • 1959-06-23 Boris Vian, French writer and musician (b. 1920)
  • 1959-06-30 José Vasconcelos, Mexican writer and politician (b. 1882)
  • 1959-07-15 Peter A Egge, Norwegian writer (The Dream), dies
  • 1959-07-17 Henri Pourrat, French writer (Le chasseur de la nuit), dies at 72
  • 1959-08-20 Alfred Kubin, Austrian writer and illustrator, dies at 82
  • 1959-09-09 Max d'Ollone, French composer and writer (Le Ménestrel), dies at 84
  • 1959-09-22 Benjamin Peret, French writer/poet (Le grand jeu), dies at 60
  • 1959-10-12 Arnoldt Bronnen, writer, dies at 63
  • 1959-11-24 Yuri Nikolayevich Libedinski, Ukrainen writer (Commissioners), dies at 60
  • 1959-11-29 Hans Henny Jahnn, writer, dies at 64
  • 1959-12-27 Alfonso Reyes, Mexican writer (Simpatías y diferencias) and diplomat (Higenia Cruel), dies at 70
  • 1960-01-02 Chris van Abkoude, Dutch-American writer & novelist (Pietje Bell, Kruimeltje), dies at about 79
  • 1960-02-27 Adriano Olivetti, Italian engineer and manufacturer (typewriter), dies at 58
  • 1960-04-01 Piet[er O] Bakker, Dutch journalist/writer (Ciske), dies at 62
  • 1960-04-23 Toyohiko Kagawa, Japanese Christian social reformer & writer, dies at 71
  • 1960-05-10 Yuri Olesha, Russian writer, dies at 61
  • 1960-05-31 Willem Elsschot [Alfons Josephus de Ridder], Flemish writer (Kas), dies at 78
  • 1960-06-09 René Maran, Martiniques writer (Batouala, Prix Goncourt), dies
  • 1960-06-20 Walter Dehmel, German writer, dies at 57
  • 1960-07-13 Anna Blaman, Dutch writer (Life & Death), dies at 55
  • 1960-07-13 Joy Gresham, American writer (b. 1915)
  • 1960-07-13 Joy Davidman, American poet, writer and wife of C. S. Lewis, dies at 45
  • 1960-07-16 John P. Marquand, American writer (The Late George Apley), dies at 66
  • 1960-08-10 Emil Strauss, German writer (Vaterland), dies
  • 1960-08-29 Vicki Baum, Austrian writer (Grand Hotel), dies at 72
  • 1960-09-25 Emily Post, American authority on social behaviour and writer (Etiquette), dies at 86
  • 1960-09-29 Franz Arnold, German writer, dies at 82
  • 1960-10-31 H L Davis, American writer (Honey in the Horn, Pulitzer prize), dies at 64
  • 1960-11-05 August Gailit, Estonian writer (Ekke Moor), dies at 69
  • 1960-11-20 Ya'akov Cahan, Hebrew poet and writer, dies at 79
  • 1960-12-29 Eden Phillpotts, English novelist, poet and playwright (Red Madymaynes), dies at 98
  • 1960-12-29 Philippe Panneton, Canadian physician, diplomat and writer (Trente arpents), dies at 65
  • 1961-01-06 Regina Ullmann, Swiss poet and writer, dies at 76
  • 1961-01-09 Emily Greene Balch, American writer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1867)
  • 1961-01-10 Dashiell Hammett, American detective writer (Thin Man, Maltese Falcon), dies at 66
  • 1961-02-28 Joris Vriamont, Flemish writer/music publisher, dies at 64
  • 1961-03-31 Seerp Anema, Dutch poet and writer (Modern Art & Degenerating), dies at 85
  • 1961-04-25 Hans F Blunck, writer, dies