Writers in History (Part 8)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 2,983

  • 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)
  • 1873-12-20 Kan'ichi Asakawa, Japanese historian, writer, and peace activist, born in Nihonmatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan (d. 1948)
  • 1874-01-04 Svend Fleuron, Danish writer, born on Good Katrinedal (d. 1966)
  • 1874-03-05 Arthur van Schendel, Dutch writer (The World a Dancing Party)
  • 1874-04-28 Karl Kraus, Austrian satirical writer, born in Jičín, Austrian-Hungarian Empire (d. 1936)
  • 1874-04-30 Cyriel Verschaeve, Belgian priest and writer (Maria Magdalena - 1928), born in Ardooie, West Flanders, Belgium (d. 1949)
  • 1874-05-27 Richard von Schaukal, Moravian-Austria poet and writer (Eros Thanatos), born in Brno, Czech Republic (d. 1942)
  • 1874-05-29 G. K. Chesterton [Gilbert Keith], English writer (Man Who Made Gold), born in London, England
  • 1874-06-13 Leopoldo Lugones, Argentine poet (Las montañas del oro), born in Villa Maria del Rio Seco, Argentina (d. 1938)
  • 1874-07-24 Oswald Chambers, Scottish Baptist and Holiness Movement minister and writer (My Utmost for His Highest), born in Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 1917)
  • 1874-07-29 August Stramm, German poet and playwright, born in Cathedrals (d. 1915)
  • 1874-08-06 Charles Fort, American writer and researcher (specialized in anomalous phenomena), born in Albany, New York (d. 1932)
  • 1874-09-18 Johannes Anker Larsen, Danish writer (Vises Sten), born in Langeland, Denmark (d. 1957)
  • 1874-10-14 Margarete Susman, German-Jewish writer, born in Hamburg (d. 1966)
  • 1874-12-12 Volter Kilpi, Finnish writer (Alastalon salissa), born in Kustavi, Finland (d. 1939)
  • 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)
  • 1876-02-22 Zitkála-Šá, [aka Gertrude Bonnin] Native American (Yankton Dakota) writer, violinist, librettist (The Sun Dance Opera), educator, and political activist, born in Yankton Indian Reservation, Dakota Territory (now South Dakota) (d. 1938)
  • 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 Steven Adama van Scheltema, Dutch socialist poet, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1924)
  • 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)
  • 1877-07-08 Elin Pelin [Dimitar Ivanov Stoyanov], Bulgarian writer (The Gerak Family; Earth), of Bailovo, Ottoman Empire (d. 1949)
  • 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)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 701 - 800 of 2,662

  • 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
  • 1921-06-18 Eduardo Acevedo Díaz, Uruguayan writer (Nativa, Lanza y Sable), dies at 70
  • 1921-06-18 Herman Baccaert, Flemish philological/writer (Kantkennis), dies at 37
  • 1921-08-08 Juhani Aho, Finnish journalist and writer (Panu, Tuomio), dies at 59
  • 1921-08-21 Ernest Daudet, French journalist and writer (White Terror), dies at 84
  • 1921-08-26 Ludwig Thoma, writer, dies
  • 1921-09-13 Italo Svevo, writer, dies at 59
  • 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

Person of interestArthur Griffith

1922-08-12 Arthur Griffith, Irish writer and politician who founded Sinn Féin (President of Ireland 1922), dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 51

Irish Politician and Founder of Sinn Féin Arthur Griffith
Irish Politician and Founder of Sinn Féin
Arthur Griffith
  • 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
  • 1923-03-01 Ruy Barbosa, Brazilian polymath, writer and politician, dies at 73
  • 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 lawyer and writer (Ambidextre journalist), dies at 87
  • 1924-03-29 Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish organist, conductor, composer, and music teacher (Royal College of Music, 1882-1924), 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 and 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
  • 1924-11-22 Herman Heijermans, Dutch writer (On Hope, Heap of Blessing), dies at 59
  • 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], Dutch writer (Vorstengunst), dies at 69
  • 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
  • 1927-10-08 Mary Webb, English writer (Gone to Earth), dies at 46
  • 1927-10-22 Borisav "Bora" Stanković, Serbian writer (b. 1876)
  • 1927-11-17 Adolph Joffe, Russian Communist revolutionary and writer (Brest-Litovsk), commits suicide at 44
  • 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