Writers in History (Part 5)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 2,893

  • 1829-05-01 José de Alencar, Brazilian writer (O Guarani), born in Fortaleza, Ceará, Empire of Brazil (d. 1877)
  • 1829-07-05 Ignacio Mariscal, Mexican lawyer and diplomat (Secretary of Foreign Affairs), born in Oaxaca, Mexico (d. 1910)
  • 1829-07-08 Pierre A Vicomte de Ponson du Terrail, French serial writer
  • 1829-09-12 Charles Dudley Warner, American novelist (Being a Boy), born in Plainfield, Massachusetts (d. 1900)
  • 1829-09-25 William Michael Rossetti, English writer and civil servant, born in London, England (d. 1919)
  • 1830-01-02 Henry Kingsley, English Australian writer, born in Northamptonshire (d. 1876)
  • 1830-03-15 Paul von Heyse, German writer (Nobel 1910)
  • 1830-03-26 Eliza Laurillard, Dutch vicar, poet and writer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1908)
  • 1830-05-20 Hector H Malot, French writer (Without Family)
  • 1830-09-13 Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Austrian writer (The Child of the Parish), born in Zdislavič, Moravia (d. 1916)
  • 1831-01-26 Mary Mapes Dodge, American writer (Hans Brinker & the Silver Skates), born in NYC, New York
  • 1831-02-16 Nikolai Leskow, writer
  • 1831-03-23 Eduard Schlagintweit, German writer (d. 1866)
  • 1831-03-29 Amelia E. Barr, British-born American writer, born in Ulverston, Lancashire (d. 1919)
  • 1831-06-26 Julius Rodenberg [Levy], German writer (Kriegs-Songs of War & Peace), born in Rodenberg, Germany (d. 1914)
  • 1831-07-09 Johan Philip van der Kellen, Dutch stamp cutter, lithographer and writer, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1906)
  • 1831-12-22 Mark Rutherford [Hale White], English writer, born in Bedford, England (d. 1913)
  • 1832-06-10 Edwin Arnold, English writer (The Light of Asia), born in Gravesend, Kent (d. 1904)
  • 1832-10-12 Walter T Watts-Dunton, English lawyer, poet and writer (Aylwin), born in St. Ives, England (d. 1914)
  • 1832-10-16 Vicente Riva Palacio, Mexican writer/diplomat
  • 1832-11-09 Émile Gaboriau, French writer (father of the French detective novels), born in Saujon, France (d. 1873)
  • 1833-02-07 Ricardo Palma, Peru, writer/poet (Tradiciones Peruanas)
  • 1833-03-26 Betsy Perk [Christina Elizabeth], Dutch journalist, writer and pioneer of the Dutch women's movement, born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 1906)
  • 1833-09-30 Ferdinand von Saar, writer
  • 1834-02-09 Felix Dahn, German Historian, jurist and poet, born in Hamburg (d. 1912)
  • 1834-03-06 George du Maurier, Franco-British illustrator and writer (Trilby), born in Paris, France (d. 1896)
  • 1834-09-09 Joseph Henry Shorthouse, English writer (John Inglesant), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1903)
  • 1834-09-15 Heinrich von Treitschke, German historian and political writer, born in Dresden, Kingdom of Saxony (d. 1896)
  • 1834-09-17 Edouard Pailleron, French attorney, poet and stage writer, born in Paris, France (d. 1899)
  • 1834-10-10 Aleksis Kivi, Finnish writer and poet (Nummisuutarit), born in Nurmijärvi, Grand Duchy of Finland (d. 1872)
  • 1835-02-14 Francois Haverschmidt, Dutch writer (Snikken en grimlachjes), born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands (d. 1894)
  • 1835-06-10 Rebecca Latimer Felton, American writer and politician (first woman to serve as U.S. Senator (Georgia)), born in Decatur, Georgia (d. 1930)
  • 1835-07-27 Giosuè Carducci, Italian writer and Nobel Prize Laureate 1906 regarded as the official national poet of modern Italy, born in Pietrasanta, Italy (d. 1907)
  • 1835-10-31 Krišjānis Barons, Latvian writer, born in Jaunpils Parish, Latvia (d. 1923)
  • 1836-01-02 Mendele Moykher Sforim, Jewish writer (d. 1917)
  • 1836-01-27 Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Austrian writer (masochism)
  • 1836-05-17 Virginie Loveling, Flemish writer (Sophie) and poet, born in Nevele, East Flanders, Belgium (d. 1923)
  • 1836-07-02 Henry Eugene Davies, American writer, public official, lawyer, and Major General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1894)
  • 1836-08-14 Walter Besant, English writer and philanthropist (Rebel Queen), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire (d. 1901)
  • 1836-12-15 Edmond Picard, French-Belgian lawyer and writer (La forge Roussel), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1924)
  • 1837-01-05 Algernon Charles Swinburne, English poet & writer [or Apr 5], born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1909)
  • 1837-02-24 Rosalía de Castro, Santiago de Compostela Galician writer and poet ('Séculos Escuros') (d. 1885)
  • 1837-04-03 John Burroughs, American writer and nature enthusiast (Burroughs Medal namesake), born in Delaware County, New York (d. 1921)
  • 1837-05-31 Ernest Daudet, French journalist and writer (White Terror), born in Nîmes, France (d. 1921)
  • 1837-08-16 Emile A. H. Seipgens, Dutch priest, writer and beer brewer, born in Roermond, Netherlands (d. 1837)
  • 1837-10-29 Harriet Powers, African-American slave and quilt maker (Bible Quilt 1886), born in Clarke County, Georgia (d. 1910)
  • 1838-02-16 Henry Adams, historian, writer (Education of Henry Adams), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1838-06-04 Servaas Daems [Peeter Klein], Flemish writer (Lute & Flute), born in Noorderwijk, Netherlands (d. 1903)
  • 1838-10-06 Giuseppe Cesare Abba, Italian patriot and writer, born in Cairo Montenotte, Italy (d. 1910)
  • 1838-11-07 Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, French writer (Contes cruels), born in Saint-Brieuc, Brittany, France (d. 1889)
  • 1839-03-09 Phoebe Knapp, American hymn writer and organist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1908)
  • 1839-05-08 Francis Warre-Cornish, English scholar and writer (d. 1916)
  • 1839-06-21 Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, Brazilian writer (Epitaph of a small winner), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1908)
  • 1839-08-04 Walter Pater, writer (Plato & Platoism), born in London, England
  • 1839-09-02 Henry George, land reformer/writer (Progress & Poverty)
  • 1839-09-25 Mina Kruseman, Dutch writer and feminist, born in Velp, Netherlands (d. 1922)
  • 1840-03-05 Constance Fenimore Woolson, NH, writer (Jupiter Lights)
  • 1840-05-13 Alphonse Daudet, French writer (Tartarin of Tarascon), born in Nîmes, France (d. 1897)
  • 1840-06-03 Eugeen van Oye, Flemish writer/poet (Morning Twilight)
  • 1840-07-25 Flora Adams Darling, American writer and historian, founded Daughters of American Revolution, born in Lancaster, New Hampshire (d. 1910)
  • 1840-08-17 Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League)
  • 1840-09-02 Giovanni Verga, Italian writer (Eros)
  • 1840-09-28 Rudolf Baumbach, German writer of student drinking songs, born in Kranichfeld, Germany (d. 1905)
  • 1840-10-05 John Addington Symonds, British historian and writer (Probs in Greek Ethics), born in Bristol, England (d. 1893)
  • 1841-09-13 Johannes de Koo, Dutch journalist and playwright, born in Middelie, Netherlands (d. 1909)
  • 1842-02-25 Karl May, German writer (Old Shatterhand/Winnetou)
  • 1842-04-25 Antonio Fogazzarro, Italian writer and poet (Il santo, Leila), born in Vicenza, Italy (d. 1911)

Person of interestAmbrose Bierce

1842-06-24 Ambrose Bierce, American writer and satirist (Devil's Dictionary, Nuggets & Dust), born in Meigs County, Ohio (d. 1914)

Writer & Satirist Ambrose Bierce
Writer & Satirist
Ambrose Bierce
  • 1842-12-24 Nicola d' Arienzo, Italian composer and writer, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1915)
  • 1843-02-22 Affonso de Escragnolle Taunay, France/Brazil writer (Inocencia)
  • 1843-12-29 Elisabeth of Wied [pseudonym Carmen Sylva], Queen consort of Romania and poet, born in Neuwied, Germany (d. 1916)
  • 1844-03-04 Josip Jurcic, Slovenian writer (10th Brother)
  • 1844-04-16 Anatole France [Jacques Anatole Thibault], French writer (Thaïs, Wickerwork Woman, Nobel 1921), born in Paris (d. 1924)
  • 1844-10-12 George W. Cable, American writer (Northampton Years), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1925)
  • 1846-04-04 Comte de Lautréamont, French writer (Les Chants de Maldoror), born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1870)
  • 1846-05-25 Naim Frashëri, Albanian poet and writer, born in Frashër, Janina Vilayet, Ottoman Empire(d. 1900)
  • 1846-06-04 Josef Sittard, German musicologist and music critic, born in Vital, Aachen, Germany (d. 1903)
  • 1846-07-11 Léon Bloy, French novelist and essayist, born in Périgueux, France (d. 1917)
  • 1846-08-16 Justus van Maurik, Dutch author and cigar manufacturer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1904)
  • 1846-08-22 Amalie Skram, Norwegian author (Hellemyrsfolket), born in Bergen, Norway (d. 1905)
  • 1846-10-21 Edmondo de Amicis, Italian writer (Cuore)
  • 1847-04-07 J. P. [Jens Peter] Jacobsen, Danish writer (Niels Lyhne), born in Thisted, Jutland (d. 1885)
  • 1847-06-06 Gerben Postma, [Ids], Frisian writer (Swealtsjeblommen)
  • 1847-08-20 Bolesław Prus, Polish writer (The Outpost), born in Hrubieszów, Congress Poland (d. 1912)
  • 1847-12-09 George Grossmith, British actor, comedian and writer (The Diary of a Nobody, A Society Clown), born in London, England (d. 1912)
  • 1847-12-17 Émile Faguet, French writer and critic (d. 1916)
  • 1848-01-18 Ioan Slavici, Transylvanian writer (d. 1925)
  • 1848-02-05 Joris-Karl Huysmans, French writer (Against the Grain)
  • 1848-02-17 Louisa Lawson, Australian suffragist and writer (d. 1920)
  • 1848-02-24 C Grant B Allen, Canadian writer (Woman Who Did)
  • 1848-08-12 Macellus Emants, Dutch writer/poet (Along the Nile)
  • 1848-10-05 Guido von List, Austrian-German occultist and novelist (Jung Diethers Heimkehr), born in Vienna (d. 1919)
  • 1848-12-09 Joel Chandler Harris, American writer (created Uncle Remus stories), born in Eatonton, Georgia (d. 1908)
  • 1849-02-04 Jean Richepin, French poet/writer (Les Chansons de Gueux)
  • 1849-02-18 Alexander L. Kielland, Norwegian writer and politician (Garman og Worse)
  • 1849-07-19 Ferdinand Brunetière, French writer and critic, born in Toulon, Var, France (d. 1906)
  • 1849-12-21 James Lane Allen, American writer (Kentucky Cardinal), born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 1925)
  • 1850-01-14 Pierre Loti, French naval officer & novelist, born in Rochefort, France (d. 1923)
  • 1850-02-16 Octave Mirbeau, French writer (Journal of a Lady's Maid)
  • 1850-07-18 Rose Hartwick Thorpe, American poet (Curfew Must Not Ring) and writer, born in Mishawaka, Indiana, Kansas (d. 1939)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 401 - 500 of 2,566

  • 1859-04-30 Sergey Aksakov, Russian writer (Chronicles of a Russian Family), dies at 67
  • 1859-07-20 Hans E Schack, Danish politician/writer (Fantasy), dies
  • 1859-08-10 George Staunton, English writer and traveller to China, dies at 68
  • 1859-09-28 Rinse Posthumus, Frisian writer and poet, dies at 68
  • 1859-12-08 Thomas De Quincey, English writer (Confessions of English Opium Eater), dies at 74

Person of interestWilhelm Grimm

1859-12-16 Wilhelm Grimm, German writer (Grimm's Fairy Tales), dies at 73

  • 1860-03-17 Anna Brownell Jameson, Anglo-Irish historian and writer (Loves of the Poets), dies at 65
  • 1860-05-14 Ludwig Bechstein, German writer (b. 1801)
  • 1861-05-09 Peter Ernst von Lasaulx, German philologist & politician, dies at 55

Person of interestElizabeth Barrett Browning

1861-06-29 Elizabeth Barrett Browning, British poet and writer ("How Do I Love thee"), dies at 55

  • 1862-02-21 Justinus A C Kerner, German family doctor/poet/writer, dies at 75
  • 1862-02-21 Justinus Kerner, German physician and medical writer (first detailed description of botulism), dies at 75

Person of interestHenry David Thoreau

1862-05-06 Henry David Thoreau, American writer/pacifist (Walden Pond), dies at 44

Naturalist/Pacifist Henry David Thoreau
Naturalist/Pacifist
Henry David Thoreau
  • 1862-11-13 Ludwig Uhland, writer, dies at 75
  • 1863-07-10 Clement Clarke Moore, American Professor and writer ('Twas the Night Before Xmas), dies at 83
  • 1863-09-17 Alfred Victor, Comte de Vigny, French musketeer and writer (Moise, Chatterton), dies at 66

Person of interestJacob Grimm

1863-09-20 Jacob Grimm, German philologist, folklorist and editor of "Grimm's Fairy Tales", dies at 78

Author Jacob Grimm
Author
Jacob Grimm
  • 1863-12-13 Friedrich Hebbel, writer, dies at 50
  • 1863-12-24 William Makepeace Thackeray, British novelist (Vanity Fair), dies at 52

Person of interestNathaniel Hawthorne

1864-05-19 Nathaniel Hawthorne, American writer (The Scarlet Letter), dies at 59

  • 1864-05-26 Charles Sealsfield, Austrian-American writer, dies at 71
  • 1864-09-17 Walter Savage Landor, English poet and writer (Imaginary Conversations), dies at 89
  • 1865-01-16 Edmond François Valentin About, French writer (Le Roi des montagnes), dies at 56
  • 1865-02-25 Otto Ludwig, German writer (Zwischen Himmel und Erde), dies at 47
  • 1865-06-15 Edmun Ruffin, US secessionist/writer, commits suicide
  • 1865-12-24 Sir Charles Lock Eastlake, British painter and writer (b. 1793)
  • 1866-01-15 M T d'Azeglio, writer, dies
  • 1866-08-06 John Mason Neale, English divine, scholar and hymnwriter (b. 1818)
  • 1869-03-11 Vladimir Odoevsky, Russian philosopher and writer, dies at 65
  • 1869-10-13 Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve, Fren writer (Tableau Historique), dies
  • 1870-01-21 Alexander Herzen, Russian writer (b. 1812)

Person of interestCharles Dickens

1870-06-09 Charles Dickens, English writer (David Copperfield, Oliver Twist), dies of stroke at 58

Novelist Charles Dickens
Novelist
Charles Dickens
  • 1870-06-20 Jules de Goncourt, French writer, wrote with his brother Edmond de Goncourt, dies at 39
  • 1870-11-24 Comte de Lautréamont, French writer (Les Chants de Maldoror), dies at 24

Person of interestAlexandre Dumas

1870-12-05 Alexandre Dumas, French writer (The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo), dies at 68

  • 1871-01-10 Pierre A du Terrail, French writer, dies at 41
  • 1871-01-29 Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé, French Canadian writer, dies at 84
  • 1871-02-26 Sophia Hawthorne, American writer, painter and illustator, dies at 61
  • 1871-04-21 Elisabeth Grube, writer, dies
  • 1871-12-16 Willibald Alexis, German writer (Schloss Avalon), dies at 73
  • 1872-04-20 Ljudwit Gaj, Croatian writer/poet (Pjesma iz Zagorja), dies at 62
  • 1872-09-02 N. F. S. Grundtvig, Danish writer and philosopher, dies at 88
  • 1872-10-23 Théophile Gautier, French writer, historian and poet (Albertus, La Chanson de Roland, Émaux et camées), dies at 61
  • 1872-11-28 Mary Fairfax Somerville, British scientific writer (b. 1780)
  • 1872-12-31 Aleksis Kivi, Finnish writer and poet (Kanervala), dies at 38
  • 1873-02-07 Sheridan Le Fanu, Irish writer (The House by the Churchyard), dies at 58
  • 1873-05-14 Gideon Brecher, Austrian physician and writer (b. 1797)
  • 1873-09-20 Lulu Strauss und Torney, German poetess/writer, dies
  • 1873-09-28 Emile Gaboriau, French writer (father of the French detective novels), dies at 37
  • 1874-01-08 Charles-Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg, French writer and historian, dies at 59
  • 1874-01-19 August Heinrich Hoffmann, German writer, dies at 75
  • 1874-07-12 Fritz Reuter, German novelist, dies at 63
  • 1875-01-23 Charles Kingsley [Parson Lot], English vicar and historian (Westward Ho!), dies at 55
  • 1875-02-03 Everhardus Johannes Potgieter, Dutch writer (Liedekens van Bontekoe), dies at 66
  • 1875-04-07 Georg Herwegh, writer, dies at 57

Person of interestHans Christian Andersen

1875-08-04 Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author of 150 fairy tales (The Ugly Duckling, The Snow Queen), dies at 70

  • 1875-09-28 Aleksei K. Tolstoi, Russian poet and writer, dies at 58 [OS]
  • 1875-10-24 Raffaello Carboni, Italian writer
  • 1875-12-20 Michail P Pogodin, Russian historian/writer (Povesti), dies at 75
  • 1876-02-24 Jan Pieter Heije, Dutch physician/writer/poet, dies at 67
  • 1876-03-18 Ferdinand Freiligrath, German poet and translator, dies at 65
  • 1876-04-03 Henriette Davidis, writer, dies
  • 1876-05-12 Henri-François-Alphonse Esquiros, French poet and writer (Evangile du peuple), dies at 63
  • 1876-05-24 Henry Kingsley, English/Australian writer, dies at 46
  • 1876-06-01 Hristo Botev, Bulgarian poet and revolutionary, dies at 28
  • 1876-07-15 Aleksander Fredro, Polish poet and comedy writer (Zemstra), dies at 82
  • 1876-09-25 Adolf Glassbrenner, German satirical writer, dies at 66
  • 1877-12-12 José de Alencar, Brazilian writer (O Guarani), dies at 48
  • 1877-12-23 Thomas Wright, English antiquarian and writer, dies at 87
  • 1877-12-27 Nikolay Alekseyevich Nekrasov, Russian poet, writer and publisher (Russkije Zjenjshiny), dies at 56
  • 1878-11-30 George Henry Lewes, English philosophical writer (Life of Goethe), dies at 61
  • 1879-02-11 Willem Josephus van Zeggelen, Dutch author, dies at 67
  • 1879-09-28 Nathan Cook Meeker, American journalist and social reformer, murdered by Ute Indians at 62
  • 1879-10-14 F Kornberger, writer, dies at 58
  • 1879-10-28 Marie Roch Louis Reybaud, French writer (b. 1799)
  • 1880-03-25 Ludmilla Assing, writer, dies
  • 1880-12-31 Arnold Ruge, German political philosopher and writer, dies at 78
  • 1881-02-02 Aleksej F Pisemski, Russian writer (Clodhopper), dies at 59

Person of interestBenjamin Disraeli

1881-04-19 Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, British Prime Minister (Tory: 1868, 1874-80) and writer, dies of bronchitis at 76

British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli
British Prime Minister
Benjamin Disraeli
  • 1881-05-03 Josip Jurcic, Slovic writer (Schone Vida), dies
  • 1881-05-11 Henri-Frédéric Amiel, Swiss writer (Journal Intime), dies at 59
  • 1881-07-26 George Borrow, writer, dies
  • 1881-11-07 John MacHale, Irish Archbishop (Tuam) and writer (b. 1791)
  • 1881-12-13 August Senoa, Croatian writer (Kletva [The Curse]), dies at 43
  • 1882-01-03 William H Ainsworth, English writer (Guy Fawkes), dies at 76
  • 1883-06-20 Gustave Aimard, French world explorer and writer (Grande Filbuste), dies at 64
  • 1884-04-06 Emanuel Geibel, writer, dies at 68
  • 1884-06-18 Juan Bautista Alberdi, Argentine political theorist and writer (Crime of War), dies at 74
  • 1884-08-01 Heinrich Laube, writer, dies
  • 1885-01-06 Peter C Asbjornsen, Norwegian fairy tale writer, dies at 72
  • 1885-02-14 Jules Vallès, French writer (b. 1832)
  • 1885-04-30 J. P. [Jens Peter] Jacobsen, Danish writer (Niels Lyhne), dies of tuberculosis at 38
  • 1885-07-15 Rosalia de Castro, Spanish writer and poet in the Galician language ('Séculos Escuros') (b. 1837)
  • 1886-01-16 Jacob Kats, Flemish writer (Earthly Paradise), dies at 81
  • 1886-01-18 Michal Czajchovski, [Sadik Pasja], writer, dies
  • 1886-04-09 Joseph V von Scheffel, German writer (Ekkehard), dies at 60
  • 1886-05-01 Conrad Busken Huet, writer (Country of Rubens)
  • 1887-02-19 Multatuli [Eduard Douwes Dekker], Dutch writer (Max Havelaar), dies at 66
  • 1887-09-14 Friedrich Theodor Vischer, German philosopher and writer (Auch einer), dies at 80
  • 1887-10-12 Dinah Craik, English writer (John Halifax, Gentleman), dies at 61