Writers in History (Part 9)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 2,942

  • 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 and writer (Assault!)
  • 1881-03-25 Mary Webb, English writer (Gone to Earth) born in Leighton, England (d. 1927)
  • 1881-04-17 Anton Wildgans, Austrian poet and playwright (Armut), born in Vienna (d. 1932)
  • 1881-05-27 Rudolf Pannwitz, German writer and philosopher (Urblik), born in Crossen/Oder, Province of Brandenburg, Prussia (now in Poland) (d. 1969)
  • 1881-06-01 Charles Kay Ogden, English writer and linguist (d. 1957)
  • 1881-06-26 Ya'akov Cahan, Hebrew poet and writer, born in Slutsk, Belarus (d. 1960)
  • 1881-07-06 Josef Winckler, German dentist and writer (Quadriga, Pumpernickel), born in Bentlage, Rheine (d. 1966)
  • 1881-07-12 Ludwig Rubiner, German poet and essayist, born in Berlin (d. 1920)
  • 1881-07-26 Alexander J. Kropholler, Dutch architect and writer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1973)
  • 1881-08-01 Rose Macaulay, English writer (The Towers of Trebizond), born in Rugby, Warwickshire, England (d. 1958)
  • 1881-09-25 Lu Xun, Chinese writer of modern Chinese literature, born in Shaoxing, Zhejiang, Qing dynasty China (d. 1936)
  • 1881-10-11 Stark Young, American writer (So Red the Rose), born in Como, Mississippi (d. 1963)
  • 1881-10-15 P. G. Wodehouse, British-American writer (Bertie Wooster novels), born in Guildford, England (d. 1975)
  • 1881-10-30 Lena Christ, German writer (The Rumplhanni), born in Glonn, Bavaria (d. 1920)
  • 1881-12-31 Jacob Israël de Haan, Dutch poet/writer (Pipelines, Jewish Song), born in Holland, Netherlands (d. 1924)
  • 1882-01-14 Hendrik Willem van Loon, Dutch-American historian and writer (Story of America), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1944)
  • 1882-01-27 Giuseppe Prezzolini, Italian writer (La Voce, La Cultura Italiano)
  • 1882-05-04 Wilhelm Lehmann, German writer, born in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela (d. 1968)
  • 1882-05-07 Willem Elsschot [Alfons Josephus de Ridder], Flemish writer (Mend), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1960)
  • 1882-05-23 James Gleason, American writer and actor (Bishop's Wife, Flying Fool), born in NYC, New York (d. 1959)
  • 1882-06-04 Karl Valentin, Bavarian comedian and film producer, born in Munich (d. 1948)
  • 1882-07-18 Manuel Gálvez, Argentine novelist (La maestra normal), born in Paraná, Argentina (d. 1962)
  • 1882-07-31 Grete Gulbransson, Austrian writer and poet (Geliebte Schatten), born in Thüringen, Austria (d. 1934)
  • 1882-08-02 Johannes Tralow, German writer (Ottoman tetralogy), born in Lübeck, Germany (d. 1968)
  • 1882-08-16 Pierre H. Ritter Jr, Dutch literary, writer and journalist, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1962)
  • 1882-08-30 Meijer de Hond, Dutch rabbi and writer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1943)
  • 1882-10-29 Jean Giraudoux, French writer and playwright (The Madwoman of Chaillot), born in Bellac, Haute-Vienne, France (d. 1944)
  • 1882-11-02 Leo Perutz, Austrian writer and mathematician, born in Prague (d. 1957)
  • 1883-01-01 Federigo Tozzi, Italian writer/journalist (La Torre, Tre Croci)
  • 1883-01-10 Aleksei Tolstoi, Russian poet/writer (Pjotr Peroyj), born in Pugachyov, Russia (d. 1945)
  • 1883-02-03 Clarence Mulford, Ill, western writer (Hopalong Cassidy)
  • 1883-02-16 Elizabeth Craig, British writer (d. 1980)
  • 1883-02-18 Níkos Kazantzákis, prominent Greek writer and philosopher (Zorba the Greek, The Last Temptation of Christ), born in Kandiye, Ottoman Empire (d. 1957)
  • 1883-03-09 Umberto Saba, Italian writer, born in Trieste, Austria-Hungary (d. 1957)
  • 1883-03-17 Urmuz, Romanian writer (d. 1923)
  • 1883-04-13 Demjan Bednyi, Russian writer and satirist, born in Hubivka, Ukraine (d. 1945)
  • 1883-04-24 Jaroslav Hašek, Czech writer (Brave soldier Schweik), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary [or April 30]
  • 1883-04-27 Hubert Harrison, West Indian-American writer and freedom fighter, born in St. Croix, Danish West Indies (d. 1927)
  • 1883-05-25 Elsa Maxwell, American writer (Jack Paar Show), born in Keokuk, Iowa (d. 1963)
  • 1883-05-28 Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Indian independence activist and writer (The Indian War of Independence), born in Bhagur, India (d. 1966)
  • 1883-06-21 Feodor Gladkov, Russian socialist writer (Cement), born in Bolshaya Chernavka, Saratov Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1958)
  • 1883-07-29 Porfirio Barba-Jacob, Colombian poet and writer (d. 1942)
  • 1883-08-07 Joachim Ringelnatz [Hans Bötticher], German writer and artist, born in Wurzen, Saxony (d. 1934)
  • 1883-08-11 Ernst Stadler, German poet (Der Aufbruch), born in Colmar, Alsace-Lorraine (d. 1914)
  • 1883-09-16 T. E. Hulme, English writer and poet, born in Endon, Shaffordshire (d. 1917)
  • 1883-10-22 Adolph Joffe, Russian Communist revolutionary and writer (Brest-Litovsk), born in Simferopol, Russian Empire (d. 1927)
  • 1883-10-26 Napoleon Hill, American writer and philosopher (Think and Grow Rich), born in Pound, Virginia (d. 1970)
  • 1883-11-23 Herman Baccaert, Flemish philological/writer (Along the water front)
  • 1883-12-28 Alfred Wolfenstein, German writer (d. 1945)
  • 1884-01-02 Jacques Chardonne [Boutelleau], French writer (l'Epithalame)
  • 1884-03-11 Jan Lemaire, Dutch writer and actor (Village by the River, Beautiful Juliet), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • 1884-03-13 Emanuel Stickelberger, Swiss writer (Bluthochzeit), born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1962)
  • 1884-03-13 Oskar Loerke, German writer (Longest Day-1926), born in Świecie, Poland (d. 1941)
  • 1884-04-02 Sir J. C. Squire, British poet, writer, and historian, born in Plymouth, Devon (d. 1958)
  • 1884-05-27 Max Brod, Czech-born Israeli composer, writer and biographer of Kafka, born in Prague (d. 1968)
  • 1884-06-19 Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, French Dadaist artist and writer, born in Montpellier, France (d. 1974)
  • 1884-07-13 Francis B Young, British physician/writer (White Ladies)
  • 1884-08-10 Panait Istrati, Romanian writer (d. 1935)
  • 1884-08-16 Hugo Gernsback, Luxembourg-born American inventor and sci-fi writer (1960 Hugo), born in Luxembourg (d. 1967)
  • 1884-08-29 Ehm Welk [Thomas Trimm], German writer, born in Biesenbrow, Brandenburg (d. 1966)
  • 1884-09-25 John Howard Lawson, American scriptwriter and playwright (Blockade, Algiers, Sahara), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1884-10-10 Ferdinand Bordewijk, Dutch lawyer and writer (Bint), born in Amsterdam (d. 1965)
  • 1884-12-14 Regina Ullmann, Swiss poet and writer, born in St. Gallen, Switzerland (d. 1961)
  • 1885-01-15 Huang Yuanyong, Chinese writer, born in Jiujiang, China (d. 1915)
  • 1885-01-16 Zhou Zuoren, Chinese writer (d. 1967)
  • 1885-01-17 Emmy Hennings-Ball [Emma Cordsen], German poet and performer, born in Flensburg, German Empire (d. 1948)
  • 1885-01-25 Kitahara Hakushū, Japanese poet & children's writers, born in Nankan, Japan (d. 1942)
  • 1885-02-02 Aldo Palazzeschi [Giurlani], Italian writer (I cavalli bianchi)
  • 1885-02-07 [Harry] Sinclair Lewis, American writer and social critic (Nobel Prize in Literature 1930), born in Sauk Centre, Minnesota (d. 1951)
  • 1885-02-24 Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Polish writer and painter (d. 1939)
  • 1885-04-17 Isak Dinesen [Karen Blixen-Finecke], Danish baroness and writer (Out of Africa), born in Rungsted, Zealand, Denmark (d. 1962)
  • 1885-04-29 Egon Kisch, Austrian-Czech writer and journalist (Rasende Reporter), born in Prague (d. 1948)
  • 1885-05-10 Fritz von Unruh, German writer, (d. 1970)
  • 1885-06-28 Berthold Viertel, Austrian screenwriter, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1953)
  • 1885-07-25 Benito Lynch, Irish-Argentine writer (Caranchos de la Florida), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1951)
  • 1885-07-26 Andre Maurois [Emile Herzog], French writer (Balzac), born in Elbeuf, France (d. 1967)
  • 1885-08-17 Kurt Hiller, German writer, born in Berlin (d. 1972)

Person of interestD. H. Lawrence

1885-09-11 D. H. Lawrence, English poet and writer (Lady Chatterley's Lover), born in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire (d. 1930)

  • 1885-11-09 Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian poet and playwright, born in Tundutov, Russia (d. 1922)
  • 1885-12-06 Albrecht Schaeffer, German writer (The General), born in Elbląg, Poland (d. 1950)
  • 1886-01-14 Hugh Lofting, English writer and illustrator (Dr. Doolittle), born in Maidenhead, England (d. 1947)
  • 1886-01-28 Marthe Bibesco, Romanian writer (d. 1973)
  • 1886-02-16 Van Wyck Brooks, NJ, literary historian/writer (Ordeal of Mark Twain)
  • 1886-04-08 Margaret Ayer Barnes, American playwright and writer (Years of Grace), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1967)
  • 1886-04-24 Kurt Pinthus, German-American writer, born in Erfurt (d. 1975)
  • 1886-05-02 Gottfried Benn, German poet and essayist, born in Mansfelf, Germany (d. 1956)
  • 1886-05-10 Olaf Stapleton, British religious sci-fi writer (Star Maker)
  • 1886-05-30 Randolph Bourne, American writer (Education and Living), born in Bloomfield, New Jersey (d. 1918)
  • 1886-06-19 Robert Herberigs, Flemish composer and writer (Hiawatha's Song), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1974)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 801 - 900 of 2,621

  • 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
  • 1932-07-25 Cyriel Buysse, Flemish baron and writer (It Bolleken), dies at 72
  • 1932-08-05 Israël Querido, Dutch writer (Jordan), dies at 59
  • 1932-08-20 Paul Keller, German writer (Vergrabenes Gut), dies at 59
  • 1932-12-04 Gustav Meyrink, writer, dies at 64
  • 1932-12-12 Egon Richter, writer, dies
  • 1933-01-28 Theodor Birt [Beatus Rhenanus], German classicist and writer, dies at 80
  • 1933-01-31 John Galsworthy, English author (Forsyte Saga-Nobel 1932), dies at 65
  • 1933-05-13 Paul Ernst, German writer, dies at 67
  • 1933-07-15 Irving Babbitt, American writer (Democracy & Leadership), dies at 67
  • 1933-09-25 Ring Lardner, American writer (b. 1885)
  • 1933-10-11 Josef Hofmiller, writer, dies
  • 1934-01-01 Jakob Wassermann, German writer, dies at 60
  • 1934-01-08 Andrei Bely [Boris Nikolaevich Bugaev], Russian writer (Petersburg), dies at 53
  • 1934-01-15 Hermann Bahr, Austrian writer (Concert), dies at 70
  • 1934-03-26 Grete Gulbransson, Austrian writer and poet (Geliebte Schatten), dies at 51
  • 1934-06-06 Julije Kempf, Croatian historian and writer (b. 1864)
  • 1934-07-06 Edward Vermeulen, Flemish writer, dies at 73
  • 1934-08-30 Earnest L Wolzogen, German writer (That tolle Komtess), dies at 79
  • 1934-10-09 J-Louis-F Barthou, French writer, French Premier and Foreign Minister, assassinated by Croatian nationalist at 72
  • 1934-11-16 Joachim Ringelantz, writer, dies
  • 1934-11-17 Joachim Ringelnatz [Hans Bötticher], German writer and artist, dies at 51
  • 1935-02-12 Auguste Escoffier, French chef & writer (Le Guide Culinaire), dies at 88
  • 1935-04-18 Panait Istrati, Romanian writer, dies at 50
  • 1935-05-20 Ivans [Jacob van Schevichaven], Dutch lawyer and detective writer, dies at 68
  • 1935-08-17 Charlotte Perkins Gilman, American feminist, writer and lecturer for social reform, dies at 75
  • 1935-08-30 Henri Barbusse, French novelist (Le feu), dies at 62
  • 1935-09-26 Andy Adams, American writer (Cattle fire), dies at 76
  • 1935-11-30 Fernando Pessoa, Portuguese poet and writer (The Book of Disquiet), dies at 47
  • 1935-12-14 Stanley G. Weinbaum, American sci-fi writer (Martian Odyssey), dies at 33
  • 1935-12-21 Kurt Tucholsky, German journalist/writer (Panter, Tiger & Co), dies at 45
  • 1935-12-28 Clarence Day, American author (Life with Father), dies at 61
  • 1936-02-22 Johan Skjoldborg, Danish writer (Dynaes Digte), dies at 74
  • 1936-03-18 Egon Friedell, Austrian journalist, actor and writer (Kleine Portratgalerie, Der Partylowe), commits suicide to avoid arrest by the Gestapo at 58
  • 1936-04-23 Teresa de la Parra, Venezuelan writer (Memorias de Mamá Blanca), dies at 46
  • 1936-06-12 Karl Kraus, Austrian satirical writer, dies at 62
  • 1936-06-14 G. K. Chesterton [Gilbert Keith], English writer/poet (Father Brown), dies at 62
  • 1936-06-16 Leib Malach, Yiddish writer, dies

Person of interestMaxim Gorky

1936-06-18 Maxim Gorky [Alexei M Peshkov], Russian writer (Mother), dies at 68

Playwright & Author Maxim Gorky
Playwright & Author
Maxim Gorky
  • 1936-08-11 Blas Infante, Spanish writer and politician (b. 1885)
  • 1936-10-05 Jan J Slauerhoff, Dutch ship doc/writer (Seaman's Grave), dies at 38
  • 1936-10-19 Lu Xun, Chinese writer of modern Chinese literature, dies at 55
  • 1936-10-29 Ramiro de Maeztu, Spanish writer (Don Quixote & Celestine), dies at 61
  • 1936-12-10 Luigi Pirandello, Italian writer (Six Characters in Search of An Author-Nobel 1934), dies at 69
  • 1937-02-01 Marguerite Audoux, French novelist, dies at 73
  • 1937-02-13 C A Bernoulli, writer, dies
  • 1937-03-06 Frank Vosper, British actor (The Man Who Knew Too Much, Rome Express), dies at sea at 37
  • 1937-03-10 Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russian writer (b. 1884)
  • 1937-03-15 H. P. Lovecraft, American horror writer (At the Mountains of Madness, Weird Tales), dies at 46
  • 1937-03-19 Horacio Quiroga, Uruguayan playwright, poet, and short story writer (Anaconda, El Crimen del Otro), commits suicide at 58
  • 1937-04-04 Frantisek X Salda, Czech writer/critic, dies at 69
  • 1937-07-10 Johan Bernard Schepers, Frisian writer (Braga), dies at 71
  • 1937-08-22 David C Salas, Antillian writer (Josephina), dies
  • 1937-09-10 Sergei Tretyakov, Russian constructivist writer, playwright and special correspondent for Pravda, executed by Stalinist regime at 47
  • 1937-10-16 Jean de Brunhoff, French children's book author (Babar the Elephant), dies at 37
  • 1937-11-13 Mrs. Leslie Carter, American actress and writer (Rocky Mountain Mystery, The Heart of Maryland), dies at 75
  • 1937-11-23 Jagadish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist, ploymath and writer, dies at 78
  • 1938-03-01 Gabriele D'Annunzio, Italian poet, writer (Il fuoco, Intruder), playwright and military hero as part of the elite Arditi storm troops, dies of a stroke at 74
  • 1938-04-02 Alice Berend, writer, dies
  • 1938-05-04 Carl von Ossietzky, German pacifist and writer (Nobel Peace Prize 1935), dies at 48
  • 1938-06-01 Ödön von Horváth, Hungarian writer (A Child of Our Time), dies at 36
  • 1938-06-07 Norbert Fonteyne, Flemish writer (How Flemings Came Late), dies
  • 1938-06-22 C. J. Dennis, Australian poet (The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke), dies at 61
  • 1938-08-03 Alexander Malyschkin, writer, dies
  • 1938-08-04 Rudolf Georg Binding, German songwriter and writer (Legenden Der Zeit), dies at 70

Person of interestThomas Wolfe

1938-09-15 Thomas Wolfe, American novelist (Look Homeward Angel), dies of tuberculosis.at 37

Novelist Thomas Wolfe
Novelist
Thomas Wolfe
  • 1938-09-21 Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić, Croatian writer (The Brave Adventures of Lapitch), dies at 64
  • 1938-10-24 Ernst Barlach, German writer and artist, dies at 68
  • 1938-11-01 Francis Jammes, French poet and writer (Jammisme), dies at 69
  • 1938-11-20 Enzo Matsunaga, Japanese writer (b. 1895)
  • 1938-12-08 Friedrich Glauser, German-language Swiss writer (b. 1896)
  • 1938-12-27 O Mandelstam, writer, dies
  • 1939-02-16 Jura Soyfer, Austrian political journalist and cabaret writer, dies at Buchenwald concentration camp at 26
  • 1939-03-07 John Jules Barrish, Irish writer and philosopher, dies at 53
  • 1939-04-11 S.S. Van Dine [pseudonym for William Huntingdon Wright], American critic and detective writer (Philo Vance), dies at 50
  • 1939-05-22 Ernst Toller, German playwright, commits suicide at 45
  • 1939-06-05 Frank Van de Goes, writer/marxist theorist, dies
  • 1939-06-06 Ford Madox Ford, American writer (The Good Soldier) and editor, dies at 65
  • 1939-06-13 Volter Kilpi, Finnish writer (Suljetuilla Porteilla), dies at 64
  • 1939-06-26 Ford M Ford [Hueffer], British writer, (Tietjens Saga) dies at 65
  • 1939-07-19 Rose Hartwick Thorpe, American poet (Curfew Must Not Ring) and writer, dies at 89
  • 1939-09-18 Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Polish writer, painter, and photographer (b. 1885)
  • 1939-10-23 Zane Grey, American western writer (Spirit of the Border), dies at 67
  • 1939-12-19 Karl Wagenfeld, Low German writer (Lucifer, Death & Devil), dies at 70
  • 1940-01-01 Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer & essayist, dies at 74
  • 1940-01-04 Conrad Weiss, German writer and poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59
  • 1940-01-18 Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74
  • 1940-01-27 Isaak Babel, Russian writer (Zakat, Marija), executed at 46
  • 1940-01-31 René "Sascha" Schickele, German writer (Erbe am Rhein), dies at 56
  • 1940-02-01 Philip Francis Nowlan, American sci-fi writer, creator of Buck Rogers character (b. 1888)
  • 1940-03-04 Hamlin Garland, American writer (Middle Border), dies at 79