Writers in History (Part 6)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 2,893

  • 1850-08-03 Paulus Adrianus Daum, Dutch writer, founder and editor (Batavian Newspaper), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1898)
  • 1851-01-25 Arne Garborg, Norwegian writer & playwright (Bondestudentar), born in Jæren, Norway (d. 1924)
  • 1851-01-27 Rafael Obligado, Argentina, writer (Santos Vega)
  • 1851-02-08 Kate O'Flaherty Chopin, writer, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1904)
  • 1851-04-24 Eduardo Acevedo Díaz, Uruguayan writer (Ismael, Grito de Gloria), born in Uruguay, Montevideo (d. 1921)
  • 1851-05-01 Laza Lazarević, Serbian writer (Prvi put s ocem na jutrenje) and psychiatrist, born in Šabac, Serbia (d. 1891)
  • 1851-09-16 Emilia Pardo Bazán, Spanish countess and writer (Pascual López: Autobiography of a Medical Student), born in La Coruña, Spain (d. 1921)
  • 1852-03-05 Isabella Gregory, Irish writer/playwright (Golden Apple)
  • 1852-03-22 Theodor Birt, [Beatus Rhenanus], German classical/writer
  • 1852-08-22 Alfredo Oriani, Italian writer (Political Struggle in Italy), born in Faenza, Italy (d. 1909)
  • 1852-10-31 Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman, American writer (Revolt of Mother), born in Randolph, Massachusetts (d. 1930)
  • 1853-04-30 Alfred Berger, Austrian playwright, born in Vienna (d. 1912)
  • 1853-07-27 Vladimir Korolenko, Russian writer (The Blind Musician), born in Zhitomir, Volhynian Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1921)
  • 1853-11-12 Oskar Panizza, German writer (Das Liebeskonzil), born in Bad Kissingen, Bavaria (d. 1921)
  • 1853-12-21 Isolde Kurz, German poet & short-story writer (Meine Mutter), born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1944)
  • 1854-03-14 Alexandru Macedonski, Romanian writer, born in Bucharest (d. 1920)
  • 1854-05-27 Georges Eekhoud, Belgian writer (Jeune Belgium), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1927)
  • 1854-07-10 James T. Kelley, Irish actor (The Rink, The Immigrant), born in Castlebar, Ireland (d. 1933)
  • 1854-09-02 Hans Jæger, Norwegian writer and political activist (d. 1910)
  • 1854-09-17 Hans Müller, German music historian and writer, born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1897)
  • 1855-03-24 Olive Schreiner, South African writer (Portrait of a South African Woman)
  • 1855-05-15 Eduard von Keyserling, Baltic German writer (Dritte Stiege)
  • 1855-05-21 Emile A G Verhaeren, Belgian poet/writer (Les Flammes Hautes)
  • 1855-07-07 Ludwig Ganghofer, German writer (d. 1920)
  • 1855-09-12 Jacobus of Looy, Dutch writer and painter (Death of My Cat), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1930)
  • 1855-12-30 Heinrich Hart, German writer (Song of Humanity)
  • 1856-02-14 Frank Harris, Irish-American journalist and writer (My Life & Loves), born in Galway, Ireland (d. 1931)
  • 1856-03-07 Matilde Serao, [Tuffolina], Italian writer (Land of Cockayne)
  • 1856-06-30 Gerrit Kalff, Dutch professor (history of Dutch writers), born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1923)
  • 1856-08-20 Jakub Bart-Ćišinski, Sorbian writer, born in Panschwitz-Kuckau, Germany (d. 1909)
  • 1856-08-27 Iwan Franko, Ukrainian writer and political activist, born in Nahuievychi, Galicia (d. 1916)
  • 1856-09-23 William Archer, Scotland, writer (Green Goddess)

Person of interestTimothy Thomas Fortune

1856-10-03 Timothy Thomas Fortune, American orator, civil rights leader, writer and publisher (New York Age), born in Marianna, Florida (d. 1928)

Orator, Writer and Civil Rights Leader Timothy Thomas Fortune
Orator, Writer and Civil Rights Leader
Timothy Thomas Fortune
  • 1857-01-09 Henry B Fuller, American writer (Under the Skylights)
  • 1857-04-20 Hermann Bang, Danish writer, born in Asserballe, Denmark (d. 1912)
  • 1857-04-29 Édouard Rod, France-Swiss writer (Mishel' Tes'e), born in Nyon, Switzerland (d. 1910)
  • 1857-07-21 A S C Wallis, [Adele SC von Antal-Opzoomer], Dutch writer
  • 1857-07-24 Henrik Pontoppidan, Danish writer (Promised Country, Nobel 1917), born in Fredericia, Denmark (d. 1943)
  • 1857-09-30 Hermann Sudermann, German writer (Honor, That Ehre, Frau Sorge)
  • 1858-01-22 Beatrice Potter Webb, English sociologist, economist ( founded London School of Economics) and writer (My Apprenticeship), born in Standish (d. 1943)
  • 1858-01-27 Neel [Cornelia H] Doff, Dutch/French/Belgian painter's model/writer
  • 1858-05-11 Carl Hauptmann, German writer, born in Obersalzbrunn (d. 1921)
  • 1858-06-20 Charles W. Chesnutt, American writer (The Conjure Woman), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1932)
  • 1858-08-16 Arthur Achleitner, German writer, born in Straubing, Germany (d. 1927)
  • 1858-11-30 Jagadish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist, polymath and writer, born in Munshiganj, British India (d. 1937)
  • 1859-02-13 Frank van de Goes, Dutch writer/marxist theorist
  • 1859-05-02 Jerome K. Jerome, English writer (The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow), born in Walsall, Staffordshire, England (d. 1927)
  • 1859-05-03 Andy Adams, American writer (Log of a Cowboy), born in Indiana (d. 1935)
  • 1859-07-13 Sydney Webb, England, writer/husband of Beatrice Potter
  • 1859-08-04 Knut Hamsun, Norwegian writer (Nobel Prize in Literature 1920), born in Lom, Gudbrandsdalen, Norway (d. 1952)
  • 1859-09-11 Vjenceslav Novak, Croatian Realist writer (Pavao Šegota), born in Senj, Croatia (d. 1905)
  • 1859-09-21 Cyriel Buysse, Flemish baron and writer (Sursum Corda, Ace Knave), born in Nevele, Belgium (d. 1932)

Person of interestJohn Dewey

1859-10-20 John Dewey, American philosopher, educational theorist and writer (learn by doing), born in Burlington, Vermont (d. 1952)

Philosopher, Psychologist, Writer John Dewey
Philosopher, Psychologist, Writer
John Dewey
  • 1860-02-06 Eliza Johannes Meester, Dutch journalist & writer (Geertje), born in Harderwijk, Netherlands (d. 1931)
  • 1860-02-24 Daniel Berkeley Updike, American printer, publisher and writer (Printing Types), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1941)
  • 1860-04-03 Frederik Willem van Eeden, Dutch utopian writer (Walden), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1932)
  • 1860-07-03 Charlotte Perkins Gilman, American feminist, writer and lecturer for social reform, born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1935)
  • 1860-09-14 Hamlin Garland, American writer (Middle Border), born in West Salem, Wisconsin (d. 1940)
  • 1861-01-14 Wilhelm von Polenz, German writer (Der Pfarrer von Breitendorf), born in Cunewalde, Germany (d. 1903)
  • 1861-02-13 Uchimura Kanzo, religious writer (How I Became a Christian), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1861-04-19 Edward Vermeulen, Flemish writer, born in Beselare, Belgium (d. 1934)
  • 1861-04-27 Johan Skjoldborg, Danish writer (Dynaes-Digte), born in Øsløs, Thisted, Denmark (d. 1936)

Person of interestRabindranath Tagore

1861-05-07 Rabindranath Tagore, Indian philosopher, poet, writer (Nobel Prize for Literature 1913), born in Calcutta, British India (d. 1941)

  • 1861-06-18 José Trindade Coelho, Portuguese writer (Os Meus Amores), born in Mogadouro, Portugal (d. 1908)
  • 1861-09-11 Juhani Aho, Finnish journalist and writer (Panu, Tuomio), born in Lapinlahti, Finland (d. 1921)
  • 1862-01-10 Walter Travis, Australian-American golfer, writer, course designer (US Amateur C'ship 1900-01, 03; British Amateur 1904), born in Maldon, Australia (d. 1927)
  • 1862-03-02 John Jay Chapman, US advocate, poet, and writer (Learning & Other Essays)
  • 1862-06-10 Mrs. Leslie Carter, American actress and writer (Rocky Mountain Mystery, The Heart of Maryland), born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 1937)
  • 1862-06-21 Johannes Schlaf, German writer and translator, born in Querfurt, Germany (d. 1941)
  • 1862-09-11 O. Henry [William Sydney Porter], American short story writer (Cabbages and Kings), born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 1910)
  • 1862-10-13 Mary Kingsley, English ethnographer and explorer who became the first European to enter parts of Gabon, Africa, born in London (d. 1900)
  • 1862-11-15 Adolf Bartels, German journalist and poet, born in Wesselburen, Holstein, Germany (d. 1945)
  • 1862-12-07 Paul Adam, French writer (La Bataille d'Uhde), born in Paris (d. 1920)
  • 1862-12-16 Eugene Demolder, Belgian writer (Sous la robe)
  • 1862-12-26 Alexander Amfiteatrov, Russian-French-Italian writer, born in Kaluga, Russia (d. 1923)
  • 1863-01-01 Aleko Konstantinov, Bulgarian writer (To Chicago & Back)
  • 1863-03-12 Gabriele D'Annunzio, Italian poet, writer (Il fuoco, Intruder), playwright and military hero as part of the elite Arditi storm troops, born in Pescara, Italy (d. 1938)
  • 1863-04-12 Raul Pompeia, Brazilian writer (O Ateneu), born in Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1895)
  • 1863-04-26 Arno Holz, German writer (Phantasus), born in Rastenburg, East Prussia (d. 1929)
  • 1863-06-10 Louis Couperus, Dutch poet and writer (Eline Vere), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1923)
  • 1863-07-19 Hermann Bahr, Austrian writer (Concert), born in Linz, Austria (d. 1934)
  • 1863-11-18 Richard Dehmel, German poet and writer, born in Hermsdorf, Brandenburg, Prussia (d. 1920)
  • 1863-12-07 Svetolik Ranković, Serbian writer (Forest King), born in Velika Moštanica, Principality of Serbia (d. 1899)
  • 1864-01-25 Julije Kempf, Croatian historian & writer, born in Požega, Croatia (d. 1934)
  • 1864-02-06 John Henry Mackay, Scottish-born German writer (Anarchists), born in Greenock, United Kingdom (d. 1933)
  • 1864-02-22 Jules Renard, French writer (Poil de Carotte)
  • 1864-04-01 Marie Jungius, Dutch fairy tale writer
  • 1864-04-30 Frans Netscher, Dutch writer and journalist (Studies of nude model), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1923)
  • 1864-07-18 Ricarda Huch, German writer and historian "First Lady of German humanism", born in Braunschweig (d. 1947)
  • 1864-09-22 Louis Van Deyssel, writer (Small Republic, One Love)
  • 1864-09-28 Barry Pain, English writer (Punch), born in Cambridge, England (d. 1928)
  • 1864-11-28 James Allen, English writer (As a Man Thinketh), born in Leicester, England (d. 1912)
  • 1864-12-03 Herman Heijermans, Dutch writer (Kamertjeszonde, Diamond City), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1924)
  • 1865-02-12 Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland)
  • 1865-02-19 Adrian van Oordt, Dutch writer (neo-romantic)
  • 1865-03-10 Pim [Willem JH] Mulier, Dutch journalist/writer/sport-organizer

Person of interestNellie Bly

1865-05-05 Nellie Bly [Elizabeth Cochran Seaman], American journalist and writer (Ten Days in a Mad House), born in Cochran’s Mills, Pennsylvania (d. 1922)

Journalist and Adventurer Nellie Bly
Journalist and Adventurer
Nellie Bly
  • 1865-05-26 Robert W. Chambers, American artist and fiction writer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1933)
  • 1865-06-28 Otto Julius Bierbaum, German writer (Irrgarten Der Liebe), born in Grünberg, Province of Silesia, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1910)
  • 1865-07-02 Lily Braun, German feminist and socialist writer (Im Schatten Titanen), born in Halberstadt, Saxony, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1916)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 501 - 600 of 2,566

  • 1888-12-02 Namık Kemal, Turkish writer and journalist (Vatan), dies at 47
  • 1889-04-23 Jules-Amédée Barbey d’Aurevilly, French writer and critic, dies at 80
  • 1889-08-19 Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, French writer (Contes cruels), dies at 60
  • 1889-09-23 [William] Wilkie Collins, English writer (The Moonstone), dies at 65
  • 1890-02-17 Christopher Latham Sholes, American newspaper man, politician and inventor of the typewriter, dies at 71
  • 1890-06-20 Theodore Lajarte, French writer on music and composer, dies at 63
  • 1890-09-03 Charles-A Chatrian, French writer (Waterloo), dies at 63

Person of interestRichard Francis Burton

1890-10-20 Richard Burton, English explorer and translator (Arabian Nights), dies at 69

Geographer, Explorer & Translator Richard Francis Burton
Geographer, Explorer & Translator
Richard Francis Burton
  • 1890-10-26 Collodi, [Carlo Lorenzini], Italian writer (Pinocchio), dies
  • 1891-01-10 Laza Lazarević, Serbian writer (Prvi put s ocem na jutrenje) and psychiatrist, dies at 39
  • 1891-03-15 Théodore de Banville, French writer, dies at 67

Person of interestHerman Melville

1891-09-28 Herman Melville, American writer (Billy Budd, Moby-Dick), dies at 72

Moby Dick Author Herman Melville
Moby Dick Author
Herman Melville
  • 1891-10-15 Gilbert Arthur a Beckett, English writer (b. 1837)
  • 1891-12-11 Johan C J van Schagen, Dutch poet/writer (Narrenwijsheid), dies
  • 1892-01-02 George Biddell Airy, English astronomer & writer, dies at 90

Person of interestAlfred Tennyson

1892-10-06 Alfred Lord Tennyson, writer and British Poet Laureate, dies at 83

  • 1893-04-19 John Addington Symonds, British historian and writer (Probs in Greek Ethics), dies at 52
  • 1893-11-04 Cornelis Eliza van Koetsveld, Dutch writer and preacher, dies at 86
  • 1893-12-14 Karolina Pawlowa, Russian poet & novelist, dies at 86
  • 1893-12-26 Victor Schœlcher, French abolitionist writer, dies at 89
  • 1894-01-19 Francois Haverschmidt, Dutch writer (Snikken en grimlachjes), dies at 58
  • 1894-04-08 Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Indian novelist (Mrinalini, Anandamath), dies at 55
  • 1894-07-05 Betty Paoli, writer, dies
  • 1894-07-18 Leconte de Lisle, French poet and writer, dies at 75
  • 1894-10-07 Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., American physician and author (Old Ironsides), dies at 85
  • 1895-03-05 Nikolai Leskow, writer, dies at 64
  • 1895-03-06 Camilla Collett, Norwegian writer and feminist (b. 1813)
  • 1895-03-09 Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Austrian writer (Masochism), dies at 59
  • 1895-04-30 Gustav Freytag, German writer (Soll und Haben), dies at 78
  • 1895-10-31 Franz Hedrich, Austria writer, dies at about 62
  • 1895-12-25 Raul Pompeia, Brazilian writer (O Ateneu), dies at 32
  • 1895-12-30 LP Hartley, British writer, dies
  • 1896-02-15 E J Nicholson, writer, dies
  • 1896-03-28 E Rundle Charles, writer, dies
  • 1896-04-28 Heinrich von Treitschke, German historian & political writer, dies at 61
  • 1896-05-13 Nora Perry, writer, dies
  • 1896-10-03 William Morris, artist and writer associated with Arts and Crafts movement, dies at 62 London
  • 1897-02-06 Ebenezer C Brewer, British writer (Dictionary of Phrase & Fable), dies
  • 1897-05-23 Aleko Konstantinov, Bulgarian writer (To Chicago & Back), dies at 34
  • 1897-12-16 Alphonse Daudet, French writer (Tartarin sur les Alpes), dies at 57

Person of interestLewis Carroll

1898-01-14 Lewis Carroll, English writer (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), dies at 65

Author and Mathematician Lewis Carroll
Author and Mathematician
Lewis Carroll
  • 1898-03-12 Zacharias Topelius, Finnish-Swedish writer (b. 1818)
  • 1898-03-31 Edward Noyes Westcott, US attorney/writer (David Harum), dies
  • 1898-09-14 Paulus Adrianus Daum, Dutch writer, founder and editor (Batavian Newspaper), dies at 48
  • 1898-11-28 Conrad Ferdinand Meyer, Swiss writer, dies at 73
  • 1899-01-10 Gerard Keller, Dutch writer (Vlugmaren), dies at 69
  • 1899-01-25 Alfredo d'Escragnolle, French/Brazilian writer (Innocencia), dies
  • 1899-03-14 Emile Erckmann, French writer (Waterloo), dies at 76
  • 1899-03-18 Svetolik Ranković, Serbian writer (Crushed Ideals), dies at 35
  • 1899-05-15 Francisque Sarcey, French writer (Le Temps), dies at 70
  • 1899-10-28 C Grant B Allen, Canada, British writer (Woman Who Did), dies
  • 1900-01-20 John Ruskin, English writer (Dearest Mama Talbot), dies of flu at 81
  • 1900-08-16 José Maria de Eça de Queirós, Portuguese writer, dies at 54
  • 1900-10-20 Charles Dudley Warner, American novelist (As We Go), dies at 70
  • 1900-10-20 Naim Frashëri, Albanian poet and writer, dies at 54
  • 1901-04-19 Alfred Horatio Belo, American newswriter and businessman (b. 1839)
  • 1901-06-09 Walter Besant, English writer and philanthropist (Rebel Queen), dies at 64
  • 1901-06-16 Herman Grimm, German writer, poet and historian, dies at 75
  • 1902-05-05 Bret Harte, American author (Outcasts of Poker Flat), dies at 65
  • 1902-06-18 Samuel Butler, English author (Erewhom, Way of All Flesh), dies at 66
  • 1902-09-28 Emile Zola, French writer and critic (J'accuse), dies at 62
  • 1902-10-25 Frank Norris, American journalist and writer (McTeague), dies at 32
  • 1903-02-22 Frederick William Farrar, writer/dean (Canterbury 1895-1903), dies
  • 1903-03-04 Joseph Henry Shorthouse, English writer (John Inglesant), dies at 68
  • 1903-03-13 Nicolas Beets [Hildebrand], Dutch writer (Camera Obscura) and theologian, dies at 88
  • 1903-07-17 James Abbott McNeill Whistler, American-British painter (Whistler's Mother), dies at 69
  • 1903-07-30 Servas Daems, [Peeter Klein], Flem writer (Wheelbarrows), dies at 65

Person of interestFrederick Law Olmsted

1903-08-28 Frederick Law Olmsted, American writer and landscape architect (designed Central Park), dies at 81

Landscape Architect and Writer Frederick Law Olmsted
Landscape Architect and Writer
Frederick Law Olmsted
  • 1904-02-01 Peter PM Alberdingk Thijm, Dutch historian/writer, dies at 76
  • 1904-02-22 Leslie Stephen, English writer and critic (b. 1832)
  • 1904-03-24 Edwin Arnold, English writer (The Light of Asia), dies at 71
  • 1904-04-16 Samuel Smiles, Scottish writer and reformer (b. 1812)
  • 1904-05-07 Peter Hille, German writer, dies at 49

Person of interestAnton Chekhov

1904-07-15 Anton Chekhov, Russian writer (Uncle Vanya), dies at 44

Author and Playwright Anton Chekhov
Author and Playwright
Anton Chekhov
  • 1904-08-22 Kate O'Flaherty Chopin, American writer, dies at 54
  • 1904-10-21 Isabelle Eberhardt, Swiss explorer and writer (b. 1877)
  • 1905-02-12 Marcel Schwob, French writer and journalist (Coeur double), dies at 37
  • 1905-02-15 Lewis Wallace, US diplomat/writer (Ben Hur), dies at 77

Person of interestJules Verne

1905-03-24 Jules Verne, French writer known as the "Father of Science Fiction" (Around the World in 80 Days), dies at 77

Novelist Jules Verne
Novelist
Jules Verne
  • 1905-09-20 Vjenceslav Novak, Croatian Realist writer (Pavao Šegota), dies at 46
  • 1905-09-21 Rudolf Baumbach, German writer of student drinking songs, dies at 64
  • 1905-10-28 Alphonse Allais, French humorist/writer (Le chat noir), dies
  • 1905-12-03 John Bartlett, American writer and publisher (compiled Familiar Quotations), dies at 85
  • 1906-03-30 Betsy Perk [Christina Elizabeth], Dutch journalist, writer and pioneer of the Dutch women's movement, dies at 73
  • 1906-04-06 Alexander L Kielland, Norwegian writer (Working People), dies at 57
  • 1906-06-06 Johan Philip van der Kellen, Dutch stamp cutter, lithographer and writer, dies at 74
  • 1906-06-11 Heinrich Hart, German writer (Das Lied der Menschheit), dies at 50
  • 1906-07-19 Ferdinand Brunetière, French writer and critic, dies at 57
  • 1906-09-19 Maria Georgina Grey, British writer and founder of the Girls' Day School Trust (b. 1816)
  • 1906-11-14 Hendrik Jan Schimmel, Dutch writer and dramatist (2 Tudors), dies at 83
  • 1907-02-16 Giosuè Carducci, Italian writer and Nobel Prize Laureate 1906 regarded as the official national poet of modern Italy, dies at 71
  • 1907-03-19 Thomas Bailey Aldrich, American editor and writer (The Story of a Bad Boy), dies at 70
  • 1907-05-12 J K Huysmans, writer, dies at 59
  • 1907-07-15 Qiu Jin, Chinese revolutionary, feminist, and writer considered a national heroine in China, executed after a failed uprising at 32
  • 1907-08-24 Pieter Louis Tak, writer (Chronicle), dies at 58
  • 1907-11-01 Alfred Jarry, French writer (ubu Roi), dies at 33
  • 1908-01-04 Antony Winkler Prins, writer (Groiller Encyclopaedia), dies at 70
  • 1908-01-09 Wilhelm Busch, German poet, dies at 75
  • 1908-01-14 Holger Drachmann, writer, dies
  • 1908-01-25 Ouida, English writer (b. 1839)