Writers in History (Part 12)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1101 - 1,200 of 2,984

  • 1895-07-08 Anton G J van de Velde, Flemish writer/director (God & the Worms)
  • 1895-07-24 Robert Graves, English writer and poet (I Claudius) [or 6/26], born in London, England (d. 1985)
  • 1895-08-19 Arnoldt Bronnen, Austrian playwright, born in Vienna (d. 1959)
  • 1895-09-10 Viswanatha Satyanarayana, Indian Telugu writer (Ramayana Kalpa Vrukshamu, Veyipadagalu), born in Nandamuru, Madras state, British India (d. 1976)
  • 1895-10-04 Sergei Yesenin, Russian lyric poet, born in Konstantinovo, Ryazan Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1925)
  • 1895-10-06 Caroline Gordon, Kentucky, writer (Green Centuries)
  • 1895-10-19 Louis Mumford, cultural historian/city planner/writer
  • 1895-11-08 Photis Kontoglou, Greek writer, painter and iconographer, born in Ayvalık, Turkey (d. 1965)
  • 1895-11-15 Antoni Słonimski, Polish writer (d. 1976)
  • 1895-11-16 Michael Arlen [Dikran Kouyoumdjian], British author and scriptwriter (An American Verdict), born in Ruse, Bulgaria (d. 1956)
  • 1895-11-25 Helen Hooven Santmyer, American writer ("...And Ladies of the Club"), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1986)
  • 1895-12-04 Fritiof Nilsson Piraten, Swedish writer (Bombi Bitt Och Jag), born in Vollsjö, Sweden (d. 1972)
  • 1896-01-08 Manuel Rojas Sepulveda, Chile, writer (Men of the South)
  • 1896-01-18 C. M. Eddy, Jr., American writer, born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1967)
  • 1896-02-03 Johannes Urzidil, writer
  • 1896-02-04 Friedrich Glauser, writer
  • 1896-02-07 Jacob Paludan, Danish pharmacist/writer (Jorgen Stein)

Person of interestAndré Breton

1896-02-18 André Breton, French writer and poet, founder of Surrealism, born in Tinchebray, France (d. 1966)

Writer and Surrealist André Breton
Writer and Surrealist
André Breton
  • 1896-02-22 Paul Van Ostaijen, Flemish poet/writer/critic (Occupied City)
  • 1896-03-01 Moriz Seeler, German writer and producer (d. 1942)
  • 1896-03-10 Nancy Cunard, British writer and activist, born in London (d. 1965)
  • 1896-03-13 Dorothy Aldis, American children's writer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1966)
  • 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 (The Leopard), born in Palermo, Sicily (d. 1957)
  • 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)

Person of interestThornton Wilder

1897-04-17 Thornton Wilder, American playwright and writer (Bridge of San Luis Rey), born in Madison, Wisconsin (d. 1975)

Playwright and Writer Thornton Wilder
Playwright and Writer
Thornton Wilder
  • 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)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1101 - 1,200 of 2,663

  • 1953-04-20 Erich Weinert, German communist writer, dies at 62
  • 1953-04-22 Top Naeff [Anthonetta van Rhijn-N], Dutch writer, dies at 75
  • 1953-05-24 Cor Hermus, Dutch actor, director and writer (Bleeke Bet, William of Orange, Jantes), dies at 63
  • 1953-05-28 Hori Tatsuo, Japanese writer (b. 1904)
  • 1953-08-11 Ludwig Strauss, German-Israeli writer (Heimliche Gegenwart), dies at 60
  • 1953-09-24 Berthold Viertel, Austrian screenwriter, dies at 68
  • 1953-10-05 Friedrich Wolf, writer, dies at 64
  • 1953-10-18 Douwe Kalma, Dutch literary writer and leader (Young Frisian Movement), dies at 57
  • 1953-11-08 Ivan Bunin, Russian poet and novelist (Gentleman from San Francisco-Nobel 1933, dies at 83
  • 1953-11-08 John van Melle, South African writer (Bart Nel), dies at 66
  • 1953-12-02 Francis Picabia, French avante-garde artist, writer and typographist (Amorous Parade), dies at 74
  • 1953-12-19 Rudolf Leonhard, writer, dies
  • 1954-01-01 Duff Cooper, British diplomat & writer, dies at 63
  • 1954-01-16 Michail M Prishvin, Russian writer, dies
  • 1954-03-28 Francis B Young, British physician/writer (In South Africa), dies at 69
  • 1954-05-15 William March, American writer (Company K), dies at 60
  • 1954-05-26 Franz Pfemfert, German journalist and writer, dies at 74
  • 1954-05-27 Herzmanovsky-Orlando, writer, dies
  • 1954-06-01 Martin Andersen Nexø, Danish writer (Pelle Erobreren), dies at 84
  • 1954-06-09 Alain LeRoy Locke, African-American writer and philosopher “Father of the Harlem Renaissance”, dies at 68
  • 1954-08-01 Charles-A Cingria, writer, dies
  • 1954-10-27 Sydney Horler, English detective writer (Checkmate), dies at 66
  • 1954-12-13 John Raymond Hubbell, American writer (b. 1879)
  • 1955-01-27 Ernst Penzoldt, writer, dies
  • 1955-03-12 Theodor Plievier, writer, dies
  • 1955-04-24 Alfred Polgar, Austrian writer/theater critic, dies at 79
  • 1955-05-03 Rudolf Schlichter, German artist and writer, dies at 64
  • 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 Franz Carl Weiskopf, German Czech writer, dies at 55
  • 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
  • 1958-02-07 Betty MacDonald [nee Bard], American humor writer (The Egg and I), dies of cancer at 50
  • 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 novelist and screenwriter (Farewell My Lovely; The Long Goodbye; The Big Sleep), 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