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Historical Events

Events 1 - 3 of 3

1958-10-23 - Soviet novelist Boris Pasternak, wins Nobel Prize for Literature
1980-03-06 - French Academy, founded in 1635, elects it 1st woman novelist (Marguerita Youcenar)
1989-02-14 - Khomeini orders Moslems to murder "Satanic Verses" novelist Rushdie

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 525

Author Miguel de Cervantes SaavedraAuthor Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-09-29) 1547-09-29 - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Spanish author and novelist (Don Quixote), (d. 1616)
1634-03-16 - Contessa Marie Madeleine La Fayette, novelist
1640-12-14 - (baptism date) - Aphra Behn, English playwright and novelist (d. 1689)
1689-08-19 - Samuel Richardson, English novelist (Pamela) (baptized)
1697-04-01 - Antoine François Prévost, French author and novelist (d. 1763)
1707-02-15 - Claude Prosper, Paris France, novelist
1707-04-22 - Henry Fielding, England, novelist (Joseph Andrews, Tom Jones)
1713-11-24 - Laurence Sterne, Ireland, novelist/satirist (Tristram Shandy)
1715-07-04 - Christian F Gellert, Saxony, poet/novelist (Fables & Tales)
1730-11-10 - Oliver Goldsmith, Ireland, novelist/dramatist (She Stoops to Conquer) (d. 1774)
1746-02-16 - Johann Heinse, German Sturm und Drang novelist/art critic
1763-10-24 - Dorothea von Schlegel, German novelist (d. 1839)
1764-07-09 - Ann Ward Radcliffe, English Gothic novelist (Italian)
1767-01-01 - Maria Edgeworth, Anglo-Irish novelist (d. 1849)
1768-09-04 - Francois René de Chateaubriand, France, poet/novelist (Atala)
1771-08-15 - Walter Scott, Scotland, novelist/poet (Lady of Lake)
1775-07-09 - Matthew Lewis, English novelist (d. 1818)
Novelist Jane AustenNovelist Jane Austen (1775-12-16) 1775-12-16 - Jane Austen, Winchester, Hampshire, novelist (Pride and Prejudice), (d. 1817)
1779-05-02 - John Galt, Scotland, novelist (Ayrshire Legatees, Lawrie Todd)
1782-09-25 - Charles Robert Maturin, Irish playwright and novelist (d. 1824)
1785-03-07 - Alessandro Manzoni, Italy, poet/novelist (Betrothed)
1789-09-15 - James Fenimore Cooper, Burlington New Jersey, 1st major American novelist (Last of Mohicans)
1791-10-01 - Sergey Aksakov, Russia, novelist (Chronicles of a Russian Family)
1794-02-20 - William Carleton, Irish novelist (d. 1869)
1796-12-17 - Thomas Chandler Haliburton, Canadian novelist (d. 1865)
Writer James Fenimore CooperWriter James Fenimore Cooper (1789-09-15) 1799-05-20 - Honoré de Balzac, French novelist (d. 1850)
1802-01-06 - Ion Heliade-Radulescu, Romania, author/novelist/writer (Gramatica)
1803-05-17 - Robert Smith Surtees, novelist
1804-01-20 - Eugène Sue, French novelist (d. 1857)
1804-07-01 - George Sand, France, (female) novelist (Valentine, Le Figaro)
1807-08-08 - Emilie Flygare-Carlén, Swedish novelist (d. 1892)
1809-03-31 - Nikolai Gogol, Ukrainian-born Russian novelist, humorist, and dramatist (Dead Souls, The Inspector-General)
1810-09-29 - Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, London, novelist
1810-11-07 - Fritz Reuter, German novelist
1811-07-18 - William Makepeace Thackeray, England, Victorian novelist (Vanity Fair)
Novelist Charles DickensNovelist Charles Dickens (1812-02-07) 1812-02-07 - Charles Dickens, England, novelist (Oliver Twist, Tale of 2 Cities)
1812-06-18 - Ivan Goncharov, Russia, novelist/travel writer (Oblomov)
1814-04-19 - Louis Amédée Achard, French novelist (d. 1875)
1814-06-08 - Charles Reade, England, novelist (Cloister & Hearth)
1815-03-28 - Arsène Houssaye, French novelist (d. 1896)
1815-04-24 - Anthony Trollope, England, novelist/poet (Barchester Towers)
1815-08-01 - Richard Henry Dana, novelist/lawyer spent 2 years before mast
1816-04-21 - Charlotte Bronte, Tornton England, novelist (Jane Eyre)
1818-01-14 - Zacharias Topelius, Finnish historical novelist (Surgeon's Stories)
1818-04-04 - Thomas Mayne Reid, Irish-American novelist (d. 1883)
Novelist Emily Jane BronteNovelist Emily Jane Bronte (1818-07-30) 1818-07-30 - Emily Jane Bronte, Thornton England, novelist (Wuthering Heights), (d. 1848)
1818-10-28 - Ivan Turgenev, Russia, novelist/poet/playwright (Fathers & Sons) [OS]
1818-11-09 - Ivan Turgenev, Russia, novelist/poet/playwright (Fathers & Sons) [NS]
1819-02-19 - Mark Prager Lindo, English/Dutch author/novelist/writer
1819-12-26 - E. D. E. N. Southworth, American novelist (d. 1899)
1820-01-17 - Anne Bronte, English novelist/poet (Tenant of Wildfell Hall)
1821-10-30 - Fjodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski, Russian novelist (Idiot) [NS=11/11]
Novelist Fyodor DostoyevskyNovelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-11-11) 1821-11-11 - Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, Russia, novelist (Crime & Punishment), (d. 1881)
1821-12-12 - Gustave Flaubert, France, novelist (Madame Bovary)
1824-01-08 - William Wilkie Collins, English novelist (Woman in White)
1824-07-27 - Alexandre Dumas fils, France, playwright/novelist (Camille)
1826-01-06 - Herman Grimm, Germany, writer/novelist (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
1828-02-12 - George Meredith, England, poet/novelist (Shaving of Shagpat)
1828-04-04 - Margaret Oliphant, Scotland, novelist/biographer (Beleaguered City)
1830-12-17 - Jules de Goncourt, France, novelist (Germinie)
1830-12-22 - Justin M'Carthy, Ireland, Irish politician/novelist (Miss Misanthrope)
1833-02-06 - José María de Pereda, Spanish novelist (d. 1906)
1837-03-01 - William Dean Howells, US, novelist/critic/editor (Atlantic)
1838-06-27 - Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Bengali novelist (Anandamath)
1840-04-02 - Émile Zola, French novelist and critic (d. 1902)
1840-06-02 - Thomas Hardy, England, poet/novelist (Far from the Madding Crowd)
1841-06-06 - Eliza Orzeszkowa, Polish novelist (d.1910)
1843-05-10 - Benito Pérez Galdós, Spanish novelist (d. 1920)
1843-06-09 - Bertha von Suttner, Austria, novelist/pacifist (Nobel 1905)
1844-03-19 - Minna Canth, Finland, playwright (The Pastor's Family) and social activist
1845-11-25 - José Maria de Eça de Queiroz, Portuguese novelist (d. 1900)
1849-01-22 - August Strindberg, Sweden, dramatist/novelist (Apologia)
1850-03-24 - Silas Hocking, British novelist and preacher (d. 1935)
1850-06-27 - Ivan Vazov, Bulgaria, poet/novelist/playwright (Under the Yoke)
1851-02-08 - Kate O'Flaherty Chopin, novelist
1851-04-25 - Leopoldo Alas y Ureña, a.k.a. "Clarín", Spanish novelist (d. 1901)
1852-02-24 - George A Moore, Ireland, painter/novelist (Esther Waters)
1852-09-02 - Paul Bourget, French novelist and critic (d. 1935)
1853-12-26 - René Bazin, French novelist (d. 1932)
Novelist Joseph ConradNovelist Joseph Conrad (1857-12-03) 1857-12-03 - Joseph Conrad, Berdychiv, Poland, novelist (Lord Jim, Heart of Darkness), (d. 1924)
1857-12-22 - George [Robert] Gissing, England, novelist
1858-05-08 - John Meade Falkner, novelist (Moonfleet)
1859-07-06 - Verner von Heidenstam, Sweden, poet/novelist (Charles Men, Nobel 1916)
1860-05-09 - James Matthew (J.M.) Barrie, Scotland, novelist (Margaret Ogilvy, Peter Pan). Dies 1937.
1860-09-24 - Samuel Rutherford Crockett, novelist
1861-12-19 - Italo Svevo, Trieste Austria, Italian novelist (La Coscienza di Zeno)
1862-01-24 - Edith Wharton [-Jones], New York NY, Pulitzer prize-winning novelist (Ethan Frome, House of Mirth), (d. 1937)
1862-02-17 - Mori Ōgai, Japanese novelist and poet (d. 1922)
Pulitzer prize winning novelist Edith WhartonPulitzer prize winning novelist Edith Wharton (1862-01-24) 1862-05-15 - Arthur Schnitzler, Austria, playwright/novelist (La Ronde)
1862-11-04 - Eden Phillpotts, England, novelist/poet/playwright (Red Madymaynes)
1863-02-09 - Anthony Hope [Hopkins], London, novelist
1863-02-17 - Fyodor Sologub, Russian symbolist novelist and poet (d. 1927)
1864-10-17 - Elinor Glyn, British novelist (3 Weeks)
1865-07-16 - George A Birmingham, [Rev James Owen Hannay], novelist
1866-09-07 - Tristan Bernard, French playwright and novelist (d. 1947)
1867-05-27 - Arnold Bennett, Hanley Staffordshire, English novelist/playwright/critic (Great Babylon)
1867-07-24 - Frederic Benson, novelist
1868-05-06 - Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont, Poland, novelist (Chiopi, Nobel-1924)
1869-07-14 - Owen Wister, US, novelist (Virginian)
1869-07-29 - Booth Tarkington, US, novelist (17, Magnificent Ambersons)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 12 of 12

Novelist Charles DickensNovelist Charles Dickens (1836-04-02) 1836-04-02 - English novelist and social critic Charles Dickens (24) marries Catherine Thomson Hogarth (20)
1836-08-20 - English novelist (Vanity Fair) William Makepeace Thackeray (25) marries Isabella Gethin Shawe (20)
1847-08-04 - Author of Moby Dick, American novelist Herman Melville (28) marries Elizabeth Shaw, daughter of Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
1854-06-29 - English Novelist and author of "Jane Eyre" Charlotte Bronte marries curate Arthur Bell Nicholls
1918-04-12 - American Playwright Eugene O'Neill marries second wife novelist Agnes Boulton
1920-04-03 - Novelist and short story writer Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (23) weds novelist Zelda Sayre (19) at New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral
Writer George OrwellWriter George Orwell (1936-06-09) 1936-06-09 - Novelist and journalist George Orwell (33) weds Eileen Maud O'Shaugnessy (30) at St. Mary's Church
1958-03-27 - Latin American and magic realism leading novelist and short story writer "One Hundred years of Solitude" Gabriel Garc
1961-09-10 - Nigerian novelist, critic and academic Chinua Achebe ("Things Fall Apart") marries Christie Okoli
1996-11-30 - Multimillionaire and top-selling female suspense novelist Mary Higgins Clark (67) weds Merrill Lynch Futures retired CEO John Conheeney (67) in Saddle River, New Jersey
1997-08-28 - British-Indian novelist and essayist Salman Rushdie (50) weds Elizabeth West
1999-06-26 - Bestselling novelist Tom Clancy (52) weds freelance journalist Alexandra Llewellyn (32) in Manhattan

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

1929-07-03 - American Playwright Eugene O'Neill divorces second wife novelist Agnes Boulton after 11 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 223

1638-01-27 - Gonzalo de Céspedes y Meneses, Spanish novelist
1655-07-28 - Cyrano de Bergerac, French dramatist/novelist, dies at 36 in Paris
1688-08-31 - John Bunyan, preacher/novelist/author (Pilgrim's Progress), dies
Novelist Daniel DefoeNovelist Daniel Defoe (1731-04-24) 1731-04-24 - Daniel Defoe, English novelist (Robinson Crusoe), dies at about 70
1771-09-17 - Tobias George Smollett, novelist (Adv of Roderick Random), dies at 50
1789-01-23 - John Cleland, English novelist (b. 1709)
1793-12-23 - Antoine François Prévost, French author and novelist (b. 1697)
1804-01-04 - Charlotte Lennox, English novelist (The Female Quixote), dies
1806-10-28 - Charlotte Turner Smith, British poet and novelist (b. 1749)
1817-07-18 - Jane Austen, English novelist, dies at 41
1818-05-14 - Matthew Gregory Lewis, English novelist (b. 1775)
1837-01-29 - Aleksandr Pushkin, poet/novelist (Golden Cockeral), killed in a duel
Novelist Jane AustenNovelist Jane Austen (1817-07-18) 1839-08-03 - Dorothea von Schlegel, German novelist (b. 1763)
1839-09-17 - Ethel Mary Dell, [Mrs G T Savage], romantic novelist, dies
1840-01-06 - Fanny Burney, English novelist and diarist (b. 1752)
1841-07-27 - Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov, poet/novelist, dies
1848-07-04 - Francois Rene de Chateaubriand, French novelist (Atala)/diplomat, dies
1848-12-19 - Emily Jane Bronte, English novelist, dies at 30
1849-05-28 - Anne Bronte, English novelist (The Tenant of Wildfell Hall), dies
1850-05-24 - Jane Porter, novelist (Scottish Chiefs), dies at 74
1851-02-01 - Mary Shelley, novelist (Frankenstein), dies of a brain tumour at 53
Frankenstein Author Mary ShelleyFrankenstein Author Mary Shelley (1851-02-01) 1857-08-03 - Eugène Sue, French novelist (b. 1804)
1865-11-12 - Elizabeth Gaskell, English novelist (b. 1810)
1869-01-30 - William Carleton, Irish novelist (b. 1794)
1869-02-04 - Johan M Dautzenberg, Flemish author/novelist (Future), dies at 60
1875-10-10 - Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Russian novelist, poet and dramatist (b. 1817)
1879-02-11 - Willem J van Zeggelen, Dutch author/novelist/writer, dies at 67
1880-05-08 - Gustave Flaubert, French novelist (b. 1821)
1880-12-22 - George Eliot [Mary Anne Evans], Victorian novelist (Adam Bede), dies on 61st birthday
1881-02-09 - Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist (Crime & Punishment), dies at 59
Novelist Fyodor DostoyevskyNovelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1881-02-09) 1881-04-19 - Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl (Beaconsfield)/novelist, dies
1882-01-06 - Richard Henry Dana, U.S. novelist (Two Years Before the Mast) (b. 1815)
1883-10-22 - Thomas Mayne Reid, Irish-American novelist (b. 1818)
1890-07-16 - Gottfried Keller, novelist/poet, dies
1892-02-05 - Emilie Flygare-Carlén, Swedish novelist (b. 1807)
1894-12-03 - Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish novelist, dies at 45
1896-07-16 - Edmond-Louis-Antoine Huot de Goncourt, novelist, dies at 74
1896-07-16 - William Hamilton Gibson, illustrator/author/novelist, dies
Novelist Robert Louis StevensonNovelist Robert Louis Stevenson (1894-12-03) 1900-01-20 - Richard D Blackmore, English novelist (Lorna Doone), dies at 74
1901-05-13 - Leopoldo Alas y Ureña, a.k.a. "Clarín", Spanish novelist and literary critic (b. 1851)
1901-06-09 - Walter Besant, novelist/philanthropist, dies
1903-12-28 - George [Robert] Gissing, English novelist, dies at 46
1906-03-01 - José María de Pereda, Spanish novelist (b. 1833)
1910-05-18 - Eliza Orzeszkowa, Polish novelist (b.1841)
1911-01-24 - David Graham Phillips, American journalist and novelist (b. 1867)
1911-04-25 - Emilio Salgari, Italian novelist (b. 1862)
1911-09-11 - Louis Henri Boussenard, French novelist (b. 1847)
1912-04-24 - Justin M'Carthy, politician/novelist (Miss Misanthrope), dies at 81
1913-01-13 - Thomas P Krag, Norw author/novelist (Jon Graeff, Ulf Ran), dies at 44
1915-01-03 - James E Flecker, British diplomat/novelist (Hassan), dies at 30
1916-12-09 - Natsume Sōseki, Japanese novelist (b. 1867)
1917-11-03 - Léon Bloy, French novelist and essayist (b. 1846)
1920-01-04 - Benito Pérez Galdós, Spanish novelist (b. 1843)
1921-05-13 - Jean Aicard, French poet and novelist (b. 1848)
1923-11-05 - Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen, French novelist (b. 1880)
1924-01-02 - Sabine Baring-Gould, English composer and novelist (b. 1834)
1928-01-11 - Thomas Hardy, English novelist (Far from the Madding Crowd) and poet, dies near Dorchester at 87
1931-03-27 - Arnold Bennett, English novelist, dies aged 63
1932-07-07 - Alexander Grin, Russian novelist (b. 1880)
1932-07-20 - René Bazin, French novelist (b. 1853)
1932-09-05 - Francisco Acebal, Spanish novelist, playwright and journalist (b. 1866)
1933-01-21 - George A. Moore, Irish novelist (b. 1852)
1933-09-24 - Alice Muriel Williamson, British novelist (b. 1869)
1935-12-25 - Paul Bourget, French novelist and critic (b. 1852)
1937-01-14 - Jaishankar Prasad, Hindi poet, dramatist and novelist (b. 1889)
1937-08-14 - Sapper, British soldier/novelist (Bull-Dog Drummond), dies at 48
1939-09-07 - Kyoka Izumi, Japanese novelist (b. 1873)
1940-02-29 - Edward Frederic Benson, novelist, dies
1940-03-04 - Hamlin Garland, American novelist (b. 1860)
1940-11-22 - Waclaw Berent, Polish novelist, dies at 67
Novelist & Poet James JoyceNovelist & Poet James Joyce (1941-01-13) 1941-01-13 - James Joyce, novelist (Ulysses), dies in Zurich Switzerland, at 58
1941-03-13 - Elizabeth Madox Roberts, American poet and novelist (b. 1881)
1941-11-06 - Maurice Leblanc, French novelist (b. 1864)
1944-05-16 - George Ade, US novelist/playwright (Counsel Widow), dies at 78
1945-12-28 - Theodore Dreiser, novelist (An American Tragedy), dies at 74
1946-05-19 - Booth Tarkington, American novelist (b. 1869)
1947-03-12 - "Winston Churchill the American", American novelist (b. 1871)
1947-11-17 - Victor Serge, Russian anarchist, novelist, and historian (b. 1890)
1947-12-07 - Tristan Bernard, French playwright and novelist (b. 1866)
1948-03-06 - Ross Lockridge, Jr., American novelist (b. 1914)
1952-02-09 - Norman Douglas, essayist/novelist, dies
1952-03-01 - Mariano Azuela, Mexican novelist (b. 1873)
1954-04-25 - Joseph Hergesheimer, novelist (Java Head), dies
Novelist and Performer ColetteNovelist and Performer Colette (1954-08-03) 1954-08-03 - Colette, [Sidonie-Gabrielle], French novelist (Vagabonde), dies at 81
1958-08-22 - Roger Martin du Gard, novelist/playwright, dies
1960-05-10 - Yury Olesha, Russian novelist (b. 1899)
1960-07-16 - John Phillips Marquand, novelist, dies at 66
1962-07-27 - Edward Godfrey Richard Aldington, novelist/biographer, dies
1962-09-07 - Eiji Yoshikawa, Japanese novelist (b. 1892)
1963-02-11 - Sylvia Plath, American poet/novelist (Ariel), commits suicide at 30
1964-01-17 - Terence Hanbury White, novelist (England Have My Bones), dies at 57
1965-03-28 - Clemence Dane, British novelist and playwright (b. 1888)
Author Sylvia PlathAuthor Sylvia Plath (1963-02-11) 1966-10-30 - Yórgos Theotokás, Greek novelist (b. 1906)
1967-05-08 - Elmer Rice, NY playwright/director/novelist, dies at 74
1967-05-17 - Nigel Martin Balchin, novelist, dies
1967-10-14 - Marcel Aymé, French novelist and playwright (b. 1902)
1968-08-12 - Esther Forbes, American novelist (b. 1891)
1969-08-27 - Ivy Compton-Burnett, novelist, dies
1969-10-02 - Katharine Susannah Prichard, novelist (Black Opal), dies at 85
1970-02-17 - Schmuel J Agnon, novelist (Nobel 1966), dies


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