Writers in History (Part 7)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 2,942

  • 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 and 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)
  • 1865-08-02 Irving Babbitt, American writer (Rousseau & Romanticism), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1933)
  • 1865-08-07 Micha Josef Berdyczewski, Jewish writer, born in Medzhybizh, Russian Empire (d. 1921)
  • 1865-08-15 Johan Bernard Schepers, Frisian writer (Braga), born in Heerenveen, Netherlands (d. 1937)
  • 1865-09-08 Adolfo Albertazzi, Italian writer (Amore & Amore, Top), born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1924)
  • 1865-09-23 Emmuska Orczy, Tarnaörs Hungary, Hungarian-born British writer (Scarlet Pimpernel)
  • 1865-10-04 Max Halbe, German playwright (Jugend), born in Güttland, Gdańsk (d. 1944)
  • 1865-10-11 Hans E. Kinck, Norwegian philological and writer (Mot Karnaval), born in Øksfjord, Norway (d. 1926)
  • 1865-10-23 Neltje Blanchan, American writer (d. 1918)
  • 1865-12-28 Félix Vallotton, Swiss-French painter and writer (Chaste Suzanna), born in Lausanne, Switzerland (d. 1925)
  • 1866-01-20 Richard Le Gallienne, English writer (Maker of Gainborg)
  • 1866-01-29 Romain Rolland, French writer (Jean-Christophe) (Nobel 1915)
  • 1866-01-31 Emil Strauss, German writer (Naked Man)
  • 1866-02-07 Raf[ael] Verhulst [Koen Ravestein], Flemish writer (Jesus of Nazarus)
  • 1866-02-09 George Ade, American playwright, writer and humorist (Counsel Widow, Fables in Slang), born in Kentland, Indiana (d. 1944)
  • 1866-03-07 Paul Ernst, German writer, born in Elbingerode, Kingdom of Hanover (d. 1933)
  • 1866-05-26 John Eigenhuis, Dutch writer (Tough Workers), born in Aalsmeer, Netherlands (d. 1944)
  • 1866-06-20 Ivans [Jacob van Schevichaven], Dutch lawyer and detective writer, born in Sneek, Netherlands (d. 1935)
  • 1866-07-11 Richard Beer-Hofmann, Austrian writer, born in Vienna (d. 1945)
  • 1866-09-10 Jeppe Aakjær, Danish poet and novelist (Bondens Søn), born in Fly, Jutland (d. 1930)

Person of interestH. G. Wells

1866-09-21 H. G. Wells, English sci-fi author (War of the Worlds, Kipps), born in Bromley, Kent (d. 1946)

Author H. G. Wells
Author
H. G. Wells
  • 1866-09-27 Tryggve Andersen, Norwegian writer (Fra Cancelliraadens Dage), born in Ringsaker, Norway (d. 1920)
  • 1867-01-21 Ludwig Thoma, German writer (d. 1921)
  • 1867-01-29 Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, Spanish writer (4 Horsemen of Apocalypse)
  • 1867-04-23 Simon Abramsz, Dutch teacher and writer (For the Young Ones), born in Amsterdam (d. 1924)
  • 1867-06-15 Konstantin Balmont, Russian writer, born in Gumnishchi, Shuya (d. 1945)
  • 1867-06-17 Henry Lawson, Australian writer and poet (n the Days When the World Was Wide and Other Verses), born in Grenfell, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1922)
  • 1867-06-28 Luigi Pirandello, Italian writer (Six Characters in Search of An Author-Nobel 1934), born in Agrigento, Sicily, Italy (d. 1936)
  • 1867-08-12 Edith Hamilton, American writer (Mythology)
  • 1867-08-23 Marcel Schwob, French writer and journalist (Le Croisade des Enfants), born in Chaville, France (d. 1905)
  • 1867-12-22 František Xaver Šalda, Czechoslovakian literary critic, born in Liberec, Czech Republic (d. 1937)
  • 1867-12-24 Manuel de Oliveira Lima, Brazilian writer & diplomat, born in Pernambuco, Brazil (d. 1928)
  • 1867-12-25 Alfred Kerr [Kempner], German-British writer, born in Breslau, Silesia (d. 1948)
  • 1868-01-19 Gustav Meyrink, Austrian writer (The Golem), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1932)

Person of interestW.E.B. Du Bois

1868-02-23 W. E. B. Du Bois, American civil rights activist, writer (Souls of Black Folk) and founder of the NAACP, born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts (d. 1963)

Civil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du Bois
Civil Rights Activist
W.E.B. Du Bois
  • 1868-03-03 Alain [Emile-Auguste Chartier], French philosopher/writer
  • 1868-05-06 Gaston Leroux, French writer (The Phantom of the Opera), born in Paris (d. 1927)
  • 1868-05-28 Claude Anet [Jean Schopfer], French writer (Fille Perdue), born in Morges, Switzerland (d. 1931)
  • 1868-07-28 Thomas P. Krag, Norwegian author and novelist (Jon Graeff, Ulf Ran), born in Kragerø, Norway (d. 1913)
  • 1868-09-09 Mary Austin, Ill, feminist/nature writer (Land of Little Rain)
  • 1868-10-24 Alexandra David-Néel, Belgian-French explorer and writer, born in Saint-Mandé, France (d. 1969)
  • 1868-12-02 Francis Jammes, French poet and writer (Jammisme), born in Tournay, Hautes-Pyrénées, France (d. 1938)
  • 1869-02-07 Jindrich S Baar, Czech pastor/writer (Jan Cimbura)
  • 1869-02-11 Else Lasker-Schüler, German writer (d. 1945)
  • 1869-02-27 Alice Hamilton, physician/writer (workmen's compensation laws)
  • 1869-03-14 Algernon Blackwood, English novelist (The Willows), born in Shooter's Hill, Kent, England (d. 1951)
  • 1869-03-25 Gustaaf DFL Schamelhout, Flemish physician/writer
  • 1869-04-01 Peter A Egge, Norwegian writer (De Droom)
  • 1869-06-26 Martin Andersen Nexø, Danish writer (Pelle Erobreren), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1954)
  • 1869-09-04 Geart Aeilco Wumkes, Frisian theologist and writer (Frision Movement), born in Joure, Netherlands (d. 1954)
  • 1869-11-13 Ariadna Tyrkova-Williams, Russian writer and feminist, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1962)

Person of interestAndré Gide

1869-11-22 Andre Gide, French writer (Lafcadio's Adventures-Nobel 1947), born in Paris (d. 1951)

Writer André Gide
Writer
André Gide
  • 1869-12-26 Harry Redman, American composer, writer, and artist, born in Illinois (d. 1958)
  • 1870-01-02 Ernst Barlach, German writer and artist, born in Wedel (d. 1938)
  • 1870-02-18 William Laurel Harris, American mural painter, writer (d. 1924)
  • 1870-03-05 Frank Norris, journalist and writer (McTeague, Octopus), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1902)
  • 1870-08-27 Amado Nervo [Juan Crisóstomo Ruiz de Nervo], Mexican writer and poet, born in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico (d. 1919)
  • 1870-10-10 Louise Mack, Australian poet and novelist, born in Hobart, Tasmania (d. 1935)
  • 1870-11-29 Andre Lichtenberger, French sociologist/writer (Le petit roi)
  • 1871-01-10 Enrica Freiin von Handel-Manzetti, Austrian poet & writer (Jesse & Maria), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1955)
  • 1871-01-26 Warner Fabian [Samuel H Adams], American journalist/writer (Average Jones)
  • 1871-02-09 Fran Saleški Finžgar, Slovene folk writer (Our Blood, Service Girls), born in Doslovče, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1962)

Person of interestArthur Griffith

1871-03-31 Arthur Griffith, Irish writer and politician who founded Sinn Féin (President of Ireland 1922), born in Dublin, Ireland, United Kingdom (d. 1922)

Irish Politician and Founder of Sinn Féin Arthur Griffith
Irish Politician and Founder of Sinn Féin
Arthur Griffith
  • 1871-05-04 Mynona, Polish writer (The Creator), born in Gołańcz, Poland (d. 1946)
  • 1871-05-06 Christian Morgenstern, German poet (Ich und die Welt), born in Munich (d. 1914)
  • 1871-05-18 Franiska [Franny] zu Reventlow, German writer and feminist, born in Husum, Germany (d. 1918)
  • 1871-06-17 Nicolae Iorga, Romanian writer, literature historian and Prime Minister of Romania, born in Botoșani, Kingdom of Romania (d. 1940)
  • 1871-07-15 Kunikida Doppo, Japanese writer (d. 1908)
  • 1871-08-21 Leonid Andreyev, Russian journalist and writer (Red Laugh, Seven Hangs), born in Oryol, Russia (d. 1919)
  • 1871-09-23 Frantisek Kupka, Czech writer
  • 1871-09-27 Grazia Deledda, Italian author (Nobel 1926), born in Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy (d. 1936)
  • 1871-10-03 Stijn Streuvels [Frank Lateur], Flemish writer (De Valschaard), born in Heule, Belgium (d. 1969)
  • 1872-01-15 Arsen Kotsoyev, Russian writer, born in Terek Oblast (d. 1944)
  • 1872-01-18 Paul Leautaud [Maurice Boissard], French writer (Petit ami)
  • 1872-02-08 Theodor Lessing, German writer, born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1933)
  • 1872-03-20 Karin Michaelis, writer
  • 1872-04-13 Alexander Roda Roda, Austrian writer, born in Drnowitz, Moravia (d. 1945)
  • 1872-07-22 David D Salas, Antillian writer (Josefina)
  • 1872-08-24 Max Beerbohm, English caricaturist, writer and parodist (Saturday Review), born in London (d. 1956)
  • 1872-10-01 Israël Querido, Dutch writer (Menschenwee), born in Amsterdam (d. 1932)
  • 1872-10-06 Mikhail Kuzmin, Russian writer (d. 1936)
  • 1872-10-08 John Cowper Powys, British writer (Wood & Stone, Wolf Solent), born in Shirley, Derbyshire (d. 1963)
  • 1872-10-27 Emily Post, American authority on social behaviour and writer (Etiquette), born in Baltimore, Maryland [or Oct 3rd, 1873] (d. 1960)
  • 1872-11-09 Bohdan Lepky, Ukrainian writer and poet, born in Zhukiv, Ukraine (d. 1941)

Person of interestPío Baroja

1872-12-28 Pío Baroja y Nessi, Spanish Basque writer, author of over 100 novels (The Struggle for Life, Zalacain the Adventurer), born in San Sebastián, Basque Country (d. 1956)

Spanish Writer Pío Baroja
Spanish Writer
Pío Baroja
  • 1873-01-19 Hans Erich Blaich [Dr. Owlglass], German writer (Simplicissimus), born in Leutkirch im Allgäu (d. 1945)
  • 1873-06-06 Paul Keller, German writer (Ferien vom Ich), born in Arnsdorf, Lower Silesia, Germany (d. 1932)
  • 1873-06-21 H. M. Tomlinson, British writer (Sea & Jungle), born in London (d. 1958)
  • 1873-09-08 Alfred Jarry, French writer (Ubu Roi), born in Layal, Mayenne, Paris (d. 1907)
  • 1873-09-28 Wacław Rawicz [Berent], Polish biologist and writer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1940)
  • 1874-01-04 Svend Fleuron, Danish writer, born on Good Katrinedal (d. 1966)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 601 - 700 of 2,621

  • 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, Danish writer (Modern Breakthrough Movement), dies at 61
  • 1908-01-25 Ouida, English writer (b. 1839)
  • 1908-03-12 Edmondo de Amicis, Italian writer (L'idioma Gentile), dies at 61
  • 1908-06-09 Jose FdT Coelho, Portuguese writer (Os meus amores), dies at 46
  • 1908-07-03 Joel Chandler Harris, American writer (created Uncle Remus stories), dies at 59
  • 1908-07-10 Eliza Laurillard, Dutch vicar, poet and writer, dies at 78
  • 1908-07-10 Phoebe Knapp, American hymn writer and organist, dies at 69
  • 1908-09-29 Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, Brazilian writer (Epitaph of a small winner), dies at 69
  • 1908-12-22 Marie Jungius, Dutch teacher/fairy tale writer, dies at 44
  • 1909-05-18 George Meredith, English poet & writer (Diana of Crossways), dies at 81
  • 1909-06-24 Sarah Orne Jewett, American author (Country of the Pointed Firs), dies at 59
  • 1909-07-22 D v Liliencron, writer, dies at 65
  • 1909-08-15 Euclides da Cunha, Brazilian writer and sociologist (b. 1866)
  • 1909-10-16 Jakub Bart-Ćišinski, Sorbian writer, dies at 53
  • 1909-10-18 Alfredo Oriani, Italian writer (Political Struggle in Italy), dies at 57
  • 1910-01-29 Édouard Rod, French-Swiss writer (Mishel' Tes'e), dies at 52
  • 1910-02-01 Otto Julius Bierbaum, German writer (Irrgarten Der Liebe), dies at 44
  • 1910-02-08 Hans Jæger, Norwegian writer and political activist (b. 1854)
  • 1910-03-20 Nadar [Félix Tournachon], French photographer and balloonist, took the first aerial photograph, dies at 89
  • 1910-04-26 Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Norwegian author "Pa Guds Veje" and Nobel laureate 1903, dies at 77
  • 1910-05-22 Jules Renard, French writer (Le plaisir the rompre), dies at 46

Person of interestO. Henry

1910-06-05 O. Henry [William Sydney Porter], American short story writer (Cabbages and Kings), dies of cirrhosis of the liver, diabetes complications and an enlarged heart at 47

Short Story Writer O. Henry
Short Story Writer
O. Henry
  • 1910-07-03 Julius Slabbe, Belgian writer, dies
  • 1910-10-30 Henri Dunant, Swiss humanitarian, Founder of Red Cross (Nobel 1901), dies at 82
  • 1910-11-06 Giuseppe Cesare Abba, Italian patriot and writer, dies at 72
  • 1911-02-22 Frances Harper, African-American abolinist, suffragist and writer (Iola Leroy), dies at 85
  • 1911-03-07 Antonio Fogazzarro, Italian writer and poet (Il Santo, Leila), dies at 68
  • 1912-01-03 Felix Dahn, German historian, jurist and poet, dies at 77
  • 1912-01-16 Georg Heym, German writer, dies in an ice skating accident at 24
  • 1912-01-24 James Allen, English writer (As a Man Thinketh), dies at 47
  • 1912-01-29 Hermann Bang, Danish writer, dies at 54
  • 1912-03-01 George Grossmith, British actor, comedian and writer (The Diary of a Nobody, A Society Clown), dies at 64
  • 1912-03-30 Karl May, German writer (Winnetou/Kara Ben Nemsi), dies at 70

Person of interestBram Stoker

1912-04-20 Bram Stoker, Irish theater manager and writer (Dracula), dies at 64

Novelist Bram Stoker
Novelist
Bram Stoker
  • 1912-05-14 August Strindberg, Swedish writer (Deaddans), dies at 63
  • 1912-05-19 Bolesław Prus, Polish writer (The Outpost), dies at 64
  • 1912-06-09 Ion Luca Caragiale, Romanian actor and playwright (O Noapte Furtunoasa), dies at 60
  • 1913-07-08 Louis Hémon, French novelist (Maria Chapdelaine), dies at 32

Person of interestAmbrose Bierce

1914-01-11 Ambrose Bierce, American writer and satirist, dies at 71

Writer & Satirist Ambrose Bierce
Writer & Satirist
Ambrose Bierce
  • 1914-03-31 Christian Morgenstern, German poet (Ich und die Welt), dies at 42
  • 1914-04-02 Paul von Heyse, German writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1830)
  • 1914-06-06 Walter T Watts-Dunton, English lawyer, poet and writer (Aylwin), dies at 81
  • 1914-06-21 Bertha von Suttner, Austrian writer and pacifist, 1st woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize (1905), dies at 71
  • 1914-07-11 Julius Rodenberg [Levy], German writer (Die Deutsche Rundschau), dies at 83
  • 1914-09-22 Alain-Fournier, French writer (Le Grand Meaulnes), dies in battle at 27
  • 1914-09-25 Alfred Lichtenstein, German writer, dies at 25
  • 1914-10-30 Ernst Stadler, German poet (Der Aufbruch), dies fighting in WWI at 31
  • 1914-11-04 Georg Trakl, writer, dies at 27
  • 1915-03-11 Thomas Alexander Browne, Australian writer (Robbery Under Arms), dies at 88
  • 1915-09-02 August Stramm, German poet and playwright dies in battle during WWI at 41
  • 1916-01-15 Modest Tchaikovsky, Russian writer (b. 1850)
  • 1916-02-06 Rubén Darío, Nicaraguan writer (b. 1867)
  • 1916-02-14 Petko Todorov, Bulgarian writer (Zmejova), dies at 36
  • 1916-02-28 Henry James, American-British writer (Bostonians), dies at 72
  • 1916-03-12 Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Austrian writer (The Child of the Parish), dies at 39
  • 1916-05-13 Sholem Aleichem [Solomon Rabinowitz], Yiddish author and playwright (Fiddler on the Roof, Tevye the Dairyman), dies of tuberculosis at 57
  • 1916-05-28 Ivan Franko, Ukrainian writer and political activist, dies at 59
  • 1916-06-07 Émile Faguet, French writer and critic (b. 1847)
  • 1916-06-14 João Simões Lopes Neto, Brazilian writer (b. 1865)
  • 1916-08-09 Lily Braun, German feminist and socialist writer (Im Schatten Titanen), dies at 51
  • 1916-08-28 Francis Warre-Cornish, English writer and scholar, dies at 77
  • 1916-09-04 José Echegaray, Spanish dramatist (Nobel 1904), dies at 84
  • 1916-09-27 Emile A G Verhaeren, Belgian writer (Les Heures du Soir), dies at 61
  • 1916-11-14 Saki, British writer (b. 1870)
  • 1917-02-16 Octave Mirbeau, French writer (b. 1848)
  • 1917-04-03 Arthur Graeme West, British writer and war poet (The Diary of a Dead Officer), killed by a sniper at about 25
  • 1917-04-24 Oskar Blumenthal, German playwright and critic, dies at 65
  • 1917-05-01 Jose E Rodo, Uruguayan writer (Motivos de proteo), dies
  • 1917-09-28 T. E. Hulme, English writer and poet, dies at 34
  • 1917-11-15 Oswald Chambers, Scottish Baptist and Holiness Movement minister and writer (My Utmost for His Highest), dies at 43
  • 1917-12-08 Mendele Moykher Sforim, Russian writer (b. 1836)

Person of interestFrank Wedekind

1918-03-09 Frank Wedekind, German actor and playwright (The "Lulu" plays), dies at 53

Actor and Playwright Frank Wedekind
Actor and Playwright
Frank Wedekind
  • 1918-07-25 Franiska zu Reventlow, writer, dies at 47
  • 1918-10-13 Gerrit Engelke, German writer (Briefer der Liebe), dies
  • 1918-11-29 Harald Kidde, Danish writer (Helten), dies at 40
  • 1918-12-02 Margit Kaffka, Hungarian writer, dies in the flu pandemic at 38
  • 1918-12-22 Randolph Bourne, American writer (Education and Living), dies at 32
  • 1919-01-08 Peter Altenberg, writer, dies at 59
  • 1919-02-05 Vasili V Rozanov, Russian philosopher & writer, dies at 62
  • 1919-03-10 Amelia E. Barr, British-born American writer (Remember the Alamo), dies at 87
  • 1919-05-21 Victor A D Segalen [Max Anely], French ship's doctor/writer, dies
  • 1919-05-24 Amado Nervo [Juan Crisóstomo Ruiz de Nervo], Mexican writer and poet, dies at 48
  • 1919-08-30 Jóhann Sigurjónsson, Icelandic writer (Dr Rung), dies at 39
  • 1919-09-12 Leonid Andreyev, Russian journalist and writer (Red Laugh, Seven Hangs), dies at 48
  • 1919-10-08 Eugene Demolder, Belgian writer (Sous la Robe), dies
  • 1919-10-13 Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Danish writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1857)
  • 1920-01-01 Paul Adam, French writer (L'enfant d'Austerlitz), dies at 57
  • 1920-02-08 Richard Dehmel, German poet and writer, dies at 56
  • 1920-02-26 Ludwig Rubiner, German poet and essayist, dies at 38
  • 1920-03-08 Rafael Obligado, Argentine writer (Santos Vega), dies at 69
  • 1920-03-21 Federigo Tozzi, Italian writer/journalist (Torre, Tre Croci), dies at 37
  • 1920-04-10 Tryggve Andersen, Norwegian writer (Mod Kvaeld), dies at 53
  • 1920-06-30 Lena Christ, German writer (The Rumplhanni), commits suicide at 38
  • 1920-09-16 Daniel Andersson, Swedish poet/writer (Polar History), dies at 32
  • 1920-12-12 Olive Schreiner, South Afr writer (Healing Imagination), dies at 75
  • 1921-03-29 John Burroughs, American writer and nature enthusiast (Burroughs Medal namesake), dies at 83
  • 1921-05-12 Emilia Pardo Bazán, Spanish countess and writer (Pascual López: Autobiography of a Medical Student), dies at 68
  • 1921-05-22 Marie E Wilton, writer, dies