Writers in History (Part 8)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 2,893

  • 1875-01-14 Albert Schweitzer, Alsatian theologian & writer (Nobel 1954), born in Kayserberg, France (d. 1965)
  • 1875-03-04 Enrique Larreta, [E R Maza], Argentine diplomat and writer (Gloria de Don Ramiro), born in Buenos Aires (d. 1961)
  • 1875-04-18 Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić, Croatian writer (The Brave Adventures of Lapitch), born in Ogulin, Croatian Military Frontier, Austria-Hungary (d. 1938)
  • 1875-04-29 Rafael Sabatini, Italian-British writer (The Sea Hawk), born in Iesi, Italy (d. 1950)
  • 1875-05-04 Ramiro de Maeztu, Spanish writer (Don Quixote & Celestine), born in Alava, Spain (d. 1936)
  • 1875-06-13 Max d'Ollone, French composer and writer (Le Ménestrel), born in Besançon, France (d. 1959)
  • 1875-08-26 John Buchan, Scotland, Gov-Gen of Canada/writer (Battle of Somme)
  • 1875-10-17 Alfred Polgar, Austrian writer (Yes & No!)
  • 1875-10-31 Seerp Anema, Dutch poet and writer (Dutch Coasts) (d. 1961)
  • 1875-11-08 Qiu Jin, Chinese revolutionary, feminist, and writer considered a national heroine in China, born in Shanyin, Shaoxing, Qing Dynasty (d. 1907)
  • 1875-11-14 Jakob Schaffner, Swiss writer: Conrad Pilater
  • 1875-12-20 T. F. Powys, British novelist & short-story writer (Captain Patch, Goat Green), born in Shirley, Derbyshire
  • 1876-01-09 Hans Bethge, German poet, born in Dessau (d. 1946)
  • 1876-01-12 Jack London, American writer/socialist (Call of the Wild), born in San Francisco (d. 1916)
  • 1876-01-17 Olga Fastrová, Czech writer and editor (National Policy), born in Prague (d. 1965)
  • 1876-02-06 Wilhelm August Schmidtbonn, German writer (Der Sprechende Eros), born in Bonn, Germany (d. 1952)
  • 1876-02-23 Agnes M Royden, writer
  • 1876-03-31 Borisav "Bora" Stanković, Serbian writer (d. 1927)
  • 1876-05-27 Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski, Polish writer (Lenin: God of the Godless), born in Ludza, Russian Empire (d. 1945)
  • 1876-06-23 Irvin S Cobb, Ky, writer/humorist (Old Judge Priest)
  • 1876-07-12 Max Jacob, French poet and writer, born in Quimper, Brittany, France (d. 1944)
  • 1876-08-12 Mary Roberts Rinehart, American mystery writer ( The Circular Staircase), born in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania (d. 1958)
  • 1876-09-07 C. J. Dennis, Australian poet (The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke), born in Auburn, South Australia (d. 1938)
  • 1876-10-04 Hugh McCrae, Australian writer and poet (Satyrs and Sunlight: Sylvarum Libri), born in Melbourne (d. 1958)
  • 1876-10-11 Gertrud von Le Fort, German writer (The Eternal Woman), born in Minden, Westphalia (d. 1971)
  • 1876-12-15 Ferdinand Hardekopf, German writer and journalist, born in Varel, Germany (d. 1954)
  • 1876-12-20 J. Van Oudshoorn [Jan Koos Feylbrief], Dutch writer (Maze of Senses), born in the Hague, Netherlands
  • 1876-12-22 Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Italian-French prose writer, novelist, poet, and dramatist (Futurism e Futurista), born in Alexandria, Egypt (d. 1944)
  • 1877-02-17 Isabelle Eberhardt, Swiss explorer and writer (d. 1904)
  • 1877-02-26 Carel S Adama van Scheltema, Dutch poet/writer (socialism)
  • 1877-04-10 Alfred Kubin, Austrian writer and illustrator, born in Leitmeritz, Bohemia (d. 1959)
  • 1877-05-26 Jean Schlumberger, French writer (La Mort de Sparte), born in Guebwiller, Alsace-Lorraine (d. 1968)
  • 1877-06-09 Rudolf Borchardt, German writer, born in Königsberg, Germany (d. 1945)
  • 1877-06-24 Aleksei M Remizov, Russian writer (Iveren), born in Moscow (d. 1957)
  • 1877-09-28 Stanner E.V. Taylor, American director and screenwriter (Lucky Jim, Ramona), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1948)
  • 1877-12-14 Lieven Duvosel, Flemish music composer (Leiecyclys), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1956)
  • 1878-01-04 Alfred Edgar Coppard, England, writer (Black Dogs & Other Stories)
  • 1878-01-14 Victor Segalen, French naval doctor & writer, born in Brest, France (d. 1919)
  • 1878-01-21 Egon Friedell, Austrian journalist, actor and writer (Kleine Portratgalerie, Der Partylowe), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1938)
  • 1878-01-22 Constance Collier, British actress and writer (Rope, Stage Door, Whirlpool), born in Windsor, England (d. 1955)
  • 1878-02-02 Christian Gauss, educator/writer (Phi Beta Kappa award namesake)
  • 1878-03-10 Karel van de Woestijne, Flemish writer/poet (God at Sea)
  • 1878-03-14 Carel T Scharten, Dutch poet and writer (Forces of the Future), born in Middelburg, Netherlands (d. 1950)
  • 1878-03-24 Top Naeff, [Anthonetta van Rhijn-N-Naeff], Dutch writer
  • 1878-04-15 Robert Walser, Swiss writer, born in Biel (d. 1956)
  • 1878-06-01 John Masefield, British writer and poet (Salt-Water Ballads), Poet Laureate (1930-67), born in Ledbury, Herefordshire (d. 1967)
  • 1878-06-12 James Oliver Curwood, American journalist and writer (Kazan the wolfdog), born in Owosso, Michigan (d. 1927)
  • 1878-07-24 Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany, Irish sci-fi writer (Time & Gods), born in London (d. 1957)
  • 1878-08-02 Aino Kallas, Finnish writer (White Ship, Estonian Tales), born in Kiiskilä, Viipuri Province, Grand Duchy of Finland (d. 1956)
  • 1878-08-10 Alfred Döblin, German writer (d. 1957)
  • 1878-08-14 Harald Kidde, Danish writer (Aage og Else), born in Vejle, Denmark (d. 1918)

Person of interestUpton Sinclair

1878-09-20 Upton Beall Sinclair, American writer (Jungle), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1968)

  • 1878-09-24 Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz, Swiss writer (Le Petit Village), born in Lausanne, Switzerland (d. 1947)
  • 1878-10-25 Nico van Suchtelen, Dutch writer and publisher, born in Amsterdam (d. 1949)
  • 1878-11-25 Georg Kaiser, German playwright (The Burghers of Calais), born in Magdeburg (d. 1945)
  • 1878-12-15 Hans Carossa, German writer, born in Tölz, Bavaria (d. 1956)
  • 1878-12-31 Horacio Quiroga, Uruguayan playwright, poet, and short story writer (Anaconda, El Crimen del Otro), born in Salto, Uruguay (d. 1937)

Person of interestE. M. Forster

1879-01-01 E. M. Forster, English writer and novelist (Howards End, Passage to India), born in Marylebone, Middlesex (d. 1970)

Writer and Novelist E. M. Forster
Writer and Novelist
E. M. Forster
  • 1879-01-11 Antonio Beltramelli, writer
  • 1879-01-19 Boris Savinkov, Russian writer (d. 1925)
  • 1879-01-22 Francis Picabia, French avante-garde artist, writer and typographist (Amorous Parade), born in Paris, France (d. 1953)
  • 1879-02-24 Herman Teirlinck, Belgian writer (Sun)
  • 1879-03-04 Bernhard Kellermann, writer
  • 1879-03-08 Mechtilde Lichnowsky, German writer, born in Pocking, Bavaria (d. 1958)
  • 1879-04-20 Robert Lynd, Irish writer and critic (Pleasures of Ignorance), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1949)
  • 1879-04-23 Emil Barth, German revolutionary (Social Democratic Party), born in Heidelberg (d. 1941)
  • 1879-04-28 Franz Arnold, German writer, born in Znin, Prussia (d. 1960)
  • 1879-05-22 Alla Nazimova, Ukrainian-born actress, scriptwriter, and producer (Blood and Sand), born in Yalta, Taurida Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1945)
  • 1879-06-16 Theo[dorus J] Thijssen, Dutch writer (Kees the boy)
  • 1879-09-25 Lope K. Santos, Filipino writer and Father of the Philippine National Language and Grammar, born in Pasig, Philippines (d. 1963)
  • 1879-09-26 Petko Todorov, Bulgarian writer (Fairy, Samodiva Fee), born in Elena, Bulgaria (d. 1916)
  • 1879-10-05 John Erskine, American poet and writer (Private Life of Helen of Troy), born in NYC, New York (d. 1951)
  • 1879-11-20 Franz Pfemfert, German journalist and writer, born in Lötzen, East Prussia (d. 1954)
  • 1880-02-21 Waldemar Bonsels, German writer (d. 1952)
  • 1880-03-26 Duncan Hines, American restaurant guide writer (Out of Kentucky Kitchens), born in Bowling Green, Kentucky (d. 1959)
  • 1880-04-10 Montague Summers, English clergyman and writer (Malleus Maleficarum), born in Clifton, Bristol, England (d. 1948)
  • 1880-05-01 Conrad Weiss, German writer and poet (Tantum dic verbo) (d. 1940)
  • 1880-05-21 Tudor Arghezi, Romanian writer (d. 1967)
  • 1880-06-10 Margit Kaffka, Hungarian writer (Colors and Years), born in Nagykároly (d. 1918)
  • 1880-06-17 Carl Van Vechten, American writer famous for the controversial novel "Nigger Heaven", born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (d. 1964)
  • 1880-06-19 Jóhann Sigurjónsson, Icelandic writer (Dr Rung), born in Laxamýri, Iceland (d. 1919)
  • 1880-07-20 Hermann earl Keyserling, German philosopher/writer
  • 1880-08-23 Alexander Grin, Russian novelist (Jessie and Morgiana), born in Vyatka, Kirov Oblast, Russia (d. 1932)
  • 1880-09-14 Paul Fechter, German writer (Der Zauberer Gottes), born in Elbing, West Prussia (d. 1958)
  • 1880-09-14 Benjamin (Fedchenkov), Bishop of the Russian Church and Orthodox missionary, born in Russian Empire (d. 1961)

Person of interestDamon Runyon

1880-10-04 Damon Runyon, American journalist and writer (Guys & Dolls-based on his work), born in Manhattan, Kansas (d. 1946)

Journalist and Author Damon Runyon
Journalist and Author
Damon Runyon
  • 1880-10-14 Vilhelm Ekelund, Swedish poet and writer (Sak och sken) (d. 1940)
  • 1880-10-26 Andrei Bely [Boris Nikolaevich Bugaev], Russian writer (Petersburg), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1934)
  • 1880-11-06 Robert Musil, Austrian writer (Mann ohne Eigenschaften), born in Klagenfurt, Austria (d. 1942)
  • 1880-11-06 Chris van Abkoude, Dutch-American writer and novelist (Pietje Bell, Kruimeltje), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1959)
  • 1880-11-21 Franz Hessel, German writer, born in Szczecin, Poland (d. 1941)
  • 1880-12-24 Johnny Gruelle, American cartoonist, children's book writer and creator of Raggedy Ann, born in Arcola, Illinois (d. 1939)
  • 1880-12-28 Christian DFL Leipoldt, South african physician/writer/poet
  • 1881-01-09 Giovanni Papini, Italian writer (Il Diavolo)
  • 1881-02-13 Eleanor Farjeon, English writer (Martin Pippin)
  • 1881-02-16 Maurits H E Uyldert, Dutch poet/writer (Youth of a Poet)
  • 1881-02-19 Paul Zech, German writer, born in Briesen, Western Prussia (d. 1946)
  • 1881-03-04 Thomas Sigismund Stribling, American writer (Pulitzer Prize 1933), born in Clifton, Tennessee (d. 1965)
  • 1881-03-13 Balthazar Huibrecht Verhagen, Dutch dramatist and writer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1950)
  • 1881-03-25 Louis Dosfel, Flemish lawyer/writer (Assault!)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 701 - 800 of 2,566

  • 1921-09-30 Oskar Panizza, German writer (Das Liebeskonzil), dies at 77
  • 1921-12-25 Vladimir Korolenko, Russian writer (The Blind Musician), dies at 68
  • 1922-01-27 Giovanni Verga, Italian writer (I Mala Voglia), dies at 81

Person of interestNellie Bly

1922-01-27 Nellie Bly [Elizabeth Cochran Seaman], American journalist and writer (Ten Days in a Mad House), dies at 57

Journalist and Adventurer Nellie Bly
Journalist and Adventurer
Nellie Bly
  • 1922-09-02 Henry Lawson, Australian writer and poet (n the Days When the World Was Wide and Other Verses), dies at 55
  • 1922-10-28 Hugo Verriest, Flemish writer and poet (Flemish Motion), dies at 81
  • 1923-01-03 Jaroslav Hašek, Czech writer (Good Soldier Schweyk), dies at 39

Person of interestKatherine Mansfield

1923-01-09 Katherine Mansfield, New Zealand short story writer (The Garden Party), dies of tuberculosis at 34

Short story writer Katherine Mansfield
Short story writer
Katherine Mansfield
  • 1923-03-08 Krišjānis Barons, Latvian writer, dies at 87
  • 1923-06-10 Pierre Loti, [Julien Viaud], French sea officer/writer, dies
  • 1923-07-16 Louis Couperus, Dutch poet and writer (Books of Small Soles), dies at 60
  • 1923-08-31 Gerrit Kalff, Dutch professor (history of Dutch writers), dies at 67
  • 1923-10-14 Marcellus Emants, writer/poet (Refrained from Confession), dies
  • 1923-11-23 Urmuz, Romanian writer (b. 1883)
  • 1923-11-26 Alexander Amfiteatrov, Russian-French-Italian writer, dies at 60
  • 1923-12-01 Virginie Loveling, Flemish writer (Sophie) and poet, dies at 87
  • 1923-12-12 Raymond Radiguet, French journalist/writer (Ball du Comte), dies at 20
  • 1924-01-28 Simon Abramsz, Dutch teacher and writer (For the Young Ones), dies at 56
  • 1924-02-24 Edmond Picard, French-Belgian laywer and writer (Ambidextre journalist), dies at 87
  • 1924-03-29 Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish composer/writer, dies at 71
  • 1924-05-06 Carel S Adama van Scheltema, poet/writer (socialism), dies at 47
  • 1924-05-08 Lev Lunts, Russian writer (Outside the Law, City of Truth), dies at 23
  • 1924-05-10 Adolfo Albertazzi, Italian writer (Amore & Amore, Top), dies at 58

Person of interestFranz Kafka

1924-06-03 Franz Kafka, Czech writer (Trial, Amerika, Metamorphosis), dies at 40

Writer Franz Kafka
Writer
Franz Kafka
  • 1924-06-30 Jacob Israel de Haan, Dutch poet/writer (Pypelyntjes), dies at 42

Person of interestJoseph Conrad

1924-08-03 Joseph Conrad, Polish/British writer (Heart of Darkness), dies at 66

Novelist Joseph Conrad
Novelist
Joseph Conrad
  • 1924-10-09 Valery Bryusov, Russian writer and critic (b. 1873)
  • 1924-10-12 Anatole France [Jacques Anatole Thibault], French writer (Thaïs, Wickerwork Woman, Nobel 1921), dies at 80
  • 1924-12-29 Carl Spitteler, Swiss writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1845)
  • 1925-01-31 George W. Cable, American writer (Northampton Years), dies at 80
  • 1925-02-18 James Lane Allen, American writer (Choir Invisible), dies at 75
  • 1925-05-12 Amy Lowell, American imagist poet (Pulitzer Prize for Poetry) 1926, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 51
  • 1925-05-13 Boris V Savinkov, Russian writer/terrorist, dies
  • 1925-05-14 Henry Rider Haggard, British author (King Solomon's Mines, She, Dawn), dies at 68
  • 1925-06-04 Pierre Louÿs, French writer (Aphrodite), dies at 54
  • 1925-06-07 Camille Flammarion, French astronomer, Mars researcher and popularizer of astronomy, dies at 83
  • 1925-07-13 Gerben Postma [Ids], Fries writer (Lytse Fryske Spraekleare), dies
  • 1925-08-01 John Pieter Veth, painter/lithographer/etcher/writer, dies at 61
  • 1925-08-17 Ioan Slavici, Transylvanian writer of Romanian origin (b. 1848)
  • 1925-09-29 Runar Schildt, Finnish writer (Galgmannen), dies at 36
  • 1925-10-24 Jindrich S Baar, Czech pastor/writer (Lusy), dies at 56
  • 1925-12-23 A S C Wallis, [Adele von Antal-Opzoomer], writer (Vorstengunst), dies
  • 1925-12-25 Sergei Yesenin, Russian lyric poet, dies at 30
  • 1925-12-29 Félix E Vallotton, Swiss painter/writer (Chaste Susanne), dies at 60
  • 1926-05-21 Ronald Firbank, British novelist (The Flower Beneath the Foot), dies at 40
  • 1926-06-04 Eugeen of Oye, Flemish writer/poet (Sparks & Radiates), dies
  • 1926-08-01 Israel Zangwill, Jewish author (Children of The Ghetto) and Zionist leader, dies at 62
  • 1926-10-06 Charles Van de Banks, Flemish writer/poet (Red Horse), dies
  • 1926-10-13 Hans E. Kinck, Norwegian philological and writer (Driftekaren), dies at 61
  • 1926-12-12 Jean Richepin, French poet/writer (Contes sans morale), dies at 77
  • 1927-03-03 Mikhail Artsybashev, Russian writer (b. 1878)
  • 1927-04-15 Gaston Leroux, French writer (The Phantom of the Opera), dies at 58
  • 1927-05-28 Georges Eekhoud, Belgian writer (Belgian Kempen), dies at 73
  • 1927-06-14 Jerome K. Jerome, English writer (The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow), dies at 68
  • 1927-07-24 Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Japanese writer (b. 1892)
  • 1927-07-25 Matilde Serao, [Tuffolina], Italian writer (Land of Cockayne), dies
  • 1927-07-30 Robert Marquies de Flers, French writer (Monsieur Bretonneau), dies
  • 1927-07-31 Walter Travis, Australian-American golfer, writer, course designer (US Amateur C'ship 1900-01, 03; British Amateur 1904), dies at 65
  • 1927-08-13 James Oliver Curwood, American journalist and writer (Valley of Silent Men), dies at 49
  • 1927-09-29 Arthur Achleitner, German writer, dies at 69
  • 1927-10-22 Borisav "Bora" Stanković, Serbian writer (b. 1876)
  • 1927-11-23 S Przybyszewski, writer, dies
  • 1927-12-17 Hubert Harrison, West Indian-American writer and freedom fighter, dies at 44
  • 1928-03-18 Paul van Ostaijen, Flemish writer (Outlawed), dies at 32
  • 1928-04-29 Henrich Federer, Swiss writer (I Switch Off The Light), dies at 61
  • 1928-05-04 Barry Pain, English writer (Punch), dies at 63

Person of interestTimothy Thomas Fortune

1928-06-02 Timothy Thomas Fortune, American orator, civil rights leader, writer and publisher (New York Age), dies at 71

Orator, Writer and Civil Rights Leader Timothy Thomas Fortune
Orator, Writer and Civil Rights Leader
Timothy Thomas Fortune
  • 1928-06-17 Ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer and diplomat (Virulo, mocedades), dies at 39
  • 1928-08-14 Klabund [Alfred Henschke], German writer (Spuk, Rasputin), dies at 37
  • 1928-09-13 Italo Svevo, [Ettore Schmitz], Italian writer (Una Vita), dies at 66
  • 1928-12-01 José Eustasio Rivera, Colombian writer (b. 1888)
  • 1928-12-16 Elinor Wylie, American poet and writer (b. 1885)
  • 1929-01-09 Heiner Muller, writer, dies
  • 1929-08-23 Charles Van de Woestijne, Flemish writer/poet (God on Sea), dies
  • 1929-10-04 John Metzelaar, Dutch/American writer (Report on the Fishes), dies at 37
  • 1929-10-26 Arno Holz, German writer (Phantasus), dies at 66
  • 1929-10-28 Hermann Ungar, Moravian writer, dies at 36
  • 1930-01-24 Rebecca Latimer Felton, American writer and politician (first woman to serve as U.S. Senator (Georgia)), dies at 94
  • 1930-02-06 Eva Strittmatter, German writer (Tinko), dies at 17
  • 1930-02-24 Jacobus of Looy, Dutch writer and painter (Death of My Cat), dies at 74
  • 1930-02-28 C. K. Scott-Moncrieff, Scottish writer and translator, dies at 40

Person of interestD. H. Lawrence

1930-03-02 D. H. Lawrence, English poet and writer (Lady Chatterley's Lover), dies of tuberculosis at 44

  • 1930-03-12 Alois Jirásek, Czech writer (b. 1851)
  • 1930-03-13 Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman, American writer (Revolt of Mother), dies at 77
  • 1930-03-15 Antonio Beltramelli, writer, dies at 51
  • 1930-03-29 Anton Bettelheim, writer, dies
  • 1930-04-14 Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russian poet (Ode to Revolution), dies at 36

Person of interestArthur Conan Doyle

1930-07-07 Arthur Conan Doyle, British writer (Sherlock Holmes), dies at 71

  • 1930-08-29 William Archibald Spooner, English writer (b. 1844)
  • 1931-01-09 Claude Anet [Jean Schopfer], French writer (La fille perdue), dies at 62
  • 1931-05-17 Johan [Eliza J] de Master, art critic/writer, dies
  • 1931-08-27 Frank Harris, Irish-American journalist and writer (My Life & Loves), dies at 75
  • 1931-10-21 A Schnitzler, writer, dies at 69

Person of interestEdgar Wallace

1932-02-10 Edgar Wallace, English novelist, playwright and journalist (The Terror, The Four Just Men) who created King Kong, dies of diabetes at 76

  • 1932-04-27 Hart Crane, American poet (The Bridge), commits suicide at 32 by jumping overboard into the Gulf of Mexico
  • 1932-05-03 Charles Fort, American writer and researcher (specialized in anomalous phenomena), dies at 57
  • 1932-06-12 René de Clerq, Flemish poet/writer (Book of Love), dies
  • 1932-06-16 Frederik W Van Oaths, psychiatrist/writer (Blades of Grass), dies
  • 1932-06-16 Frederik Willem van Eeden, Dutch utopian writer (Walden), dies at 72
  • 1932-06-19 Solomon Tshkisho Platje, South African writer, dies