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Historical Events

Events 1 - 42 of 42

1603-11-17 - English explorer, writer and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh goes on trial for treason.
1618-10-29 - English adventurer, writer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England.
1714-01-07 - Typewriter patented by Englishman Henry Mill (built years later)
1765-03-09 - After a public campaign by the writer Voltaire, judges in Paris posthumously exonerate Jean Calas of murdering his son. Calas had been tortured and executed in 1762 on the charge, though his son had actually committed suicide.
French Enlightenment Philosopher VoltaireFrench Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire 1808-04-30 - 1st practical typewriter finished by Italian Pellegrini Turri
1829-07-23 - William Austin Burt patents "typographer" (typewriter)
1843-08-26 - Charles Thurber patents a typewriter
1868-06-23 - Christopher Latham Sholes patents "Type-writer"
1873-03-01 - E. Remington and Sons in Ilion, New York begins production of the first practical typewriter.
1886-09-14 - George K Anderson of Memphis, Tennessee patents typewriter ribbon
1892-04-12 - George C Blickensderfer patents portable typewriter
1897-07-25 - Writer Jack London sails to join the Klondike Gold Rush where he will write his first successful stories.
1908-10-14 - Baseball Writers Association of America, forms
1909-02-02 - Italian writer Marinetti publishes Futurist Manifest in Paris
1914-01-16 - Writer Maksim Gorki returns to Russia
1923-12-14 - Gerard K "Simon" van het Reve, Dutch writer (Evenings)
1935-04-12 - Germany prohibits publishing "not-Arian" writers
Writer André GideWriter André Gide 1936-11-05 - French writer Andre Gide criticizes Soviet regime
1936-11-24 - Pacifist/anti fascist writer Carl Von Ossietzky sent to concentration camp, award Nobel Peace Prize
1938-05-06 - Dutch writer Maurits Dekker sentenced to 50 days for "offending a friendly head of state" (Hitler)
1941-12-05 - Football Writers Association of America organized
1946-08-18 - Golf Writers Associaton of America forms
1950-02-16 - Writers fail to elect anyone to Baseball's Hall of Fame
1950-02-25 - "Your Show of Shows" with Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca premieres on NBC Writers include Mel Brooks, Neil Simon & Woody Allen
1956-02-26 - Writers and poets Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes meet at a party in Cambridge
Author Sylvia PlathAuthor Sylvia Plath 1956-09-19 - 1st international conference of black writers & artists meets (Sorbonne)
1957-02-04 - 1st electric portable typewriter placed on sale (Syracuse NY)
1966-02-14 - Writers Andrei Sinjavski & Joeij Daniel found guilty
1966-05-23 - The Beatles release "Paperback Writer"
1966-06-10 - Beatles "Paperback Writer" is released in UK
1966-06-25 - Beatles' "Paperback Writer" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
1969-11-12 - Author Alexander Solzhenitsyn expelled from Soviet Writers Union
1971-01-19 - NHL Writers' Association renamed Professional Hockey Writers' Association
1974-02-13 - Dissident Nobel writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn expelled from USSR
1977-08-26 - Frank Martinus Arion forms Surinamese Writers group 77
1986-10-21 - US writer Edward A Tracy kidnap in Beirut
1987-02-23 - Russian Writers Union accepts Boris Pasternak posthumous as member
1988-08-07 - Writers guild end their 6 months strike
1988-10-14 - Naguib Mahfouz is 1st Arabic writer to win Nobel literature prize
1989-01-16 - Police arrest writer Vaclav Havel in Prague
1993-01-24 - Turkish journalist and writer Uğur Mumcu is assassinated by a car bomb in Ankara.
Novelist Mo YanNovelist Mo Yan 2012-10-11 - Mo Yan, a hallucinatory realist writer, wins the 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 2,639

0003-02-19 - Sadiq Hidajat, Persian writer (Blind Person Owl)
0866-09-19 - Leo VI Sophos, Byzantine Emperor (886-912)/writer (Problematica)
1304-02-24 - Muhammad ibn Battutah, Arab travel writer (Travels in Asia & Africa)
1392-12-09 - Peter, Prince/Regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa benfeitoria)
1406-01-13 - Matteo Palmieri, Italian writer (Della vita civile)
1436-11-26 - Princess Catherine of Portugal, writer (d. 1463)
1458-09-11 - Bernardo Accolti, [Unico Aretino], Italian writer (Virginia)
Humanist philosopher Niccolo MachiavelliHumanist philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-05-03) 1469-05-03 - Niccolo Machiavelli, Florence, Italy, politician/writer (Prince), d. 1527)
1475-12-24 - Thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537)
1501-02-24 - Sixt(us) Birck [Xystus Betulius], German writer (Suzanna)
1503-03-22 - Antonio Francesco Grazzini, Italian writer (d. 1583)
1515-03-28 - Theresa of Avila/Teresa de Jesus, Spanish mystic writer/saint
1530-11-01 - Étienne de La Boétie, French judge and writer (d. 1563)
1533-02-14 - Christianus Adrichomius, Dutch priest/writer (Vita Jesu Christi)
1534-02-05 - Giovanni de' Bardi, Italian writer (d. 1612)
1537-07-20 - Arnaud d'Ossat, French diplomat and writer (d. 1604)
1538-04-26 - Giovanni P Lomazzo, Italian writer/poet (Trattato)
1538-12-10 - Giovanni Battista Guarini, Italian writer (Faithfull Shepherd)
1541-01-26 - Florent Chrestien, French writer (d. 1596)
1549-11-05 - Philippe de Mornay (or Philippe Du-Plessis-Mornay), French writer (d. 1623)
1556-03-07 - Guillaume du Vair, French writer (d. 1621)
1565-09-28 - Alessandro Tassoni, Modena Italy, political writer (Rape of Bucket)
1567-08-21 - Francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint
1568-02-11 - Honoré d'Urfé, French writer (d. 1625)
1572-04-04 - William Strachey, English writer (d. 1621)
1574-07-01 - Joseph Hall, English bishop and writer (d. 1656)
1574-08-07 - Robert Dudley, styled Earl of Warwick, English writer (d. 1649)
1575-08-15 - Bartol Kašić, Croatian writer and linguist (d. 1650)
1576-10-07 - John Marston, English writer (d. 1634)
1576-10-30 - Enrico C Davila, Padua Italy, writer (Storia delguerre civili Francia)
1577-02-08 - Robert Burton, writer, Anglican clergyman (Anatomy of Melancholy)
1579-08-01 - Luís Vélez de Guevara, Écija, Spanish writer
1580-09-14 - Francisco de Quevedo, Spanish writer (d. 1645)
1581-03-16 - Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, Dutch historian and writer (d. 1647)
1585-02-12 - Caspar Bartholin, Malmö, physician, theologian, writer on anatomy
1586-08-17 - Johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg)
1588-06-11 - George Wither, English writer (d. 1667)
1589-01-08 - Ivan [Dzivo F] Gundulic, Dalmatisch writer (Dubravka)
1591-02-25 - Friedrich von Spee, German writer (d. 1635)
1593-08-09 - Izaak Walton, England, biographer/fisherman/writer (Compleat Angler)
1594-03-25 - Maria Tesselschade Roemers Visscher, Dutch writer
1594-11-17 - Johan van Beverwijck, Dutch physician/writer (Treasure of Health)
1595-12-04 - Jean Chapelain, French writer (d. 1674)
1596-08-18 - Jean Bolland, Flemish Jesuit writer (d. 1665)
1599-10-31 - Denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles, English statesman and writer (d. 1680)
1600-01-17 - Calderon, writer
1601-01-08 - Baltasar Gracián y Morales, Spanish writer (d. 1658)
1601-08-22 - Georges de Scudéry, French writer (d. 1667)
1604-08-04 - François Hédelin, abbé d'Aubignac, French writer (d. 1676)
1605-10-16 - Charles C Dassoucy, French writer/singer
1605-10-19 - Thomas Browne, British writer (Garden of Cyrus)
1606-05-23 - Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer (d. 1682)
1607-11-15 - Madeleine de Scudéry, French writer (d. 1701)
1609-10-05 - Paul Fleming, writer
1609-12-24 - Philip Warwick, English writer and politician (d. 1683)
1613-09-15 - François de La Rochefoucauld, French writer (d. 1680)
1616-10-02 - A Gryphius, writer
1616-10-11 - Andreas Gryphius, German writer (d. 1664)
1618-04-13 - Roger de Rabutin, Comte de Bussy, French writer (d. 1693)
1619-11-07 - Gédéon Tallemant des Réaux, French writer (d. 1692)
1619-12-28 - Antoine Furetière, French writer (d. 1688)
1620-11-10 - Ninon de l'Enclos, French courtesan and writer (d. 1705)
1621-11-20 - Avvakum, Russian priest and writer (d. 1682)
Mathematician, Physicist, and Philosopher Blaise PascalMathematician, Physicist, and Philosopher Blaise Pascal (1623-06-19) 1623-06-19 - Blaise Pascal, mathematician/physicist/religious writer (Pascal)
1624-08-22 - Jean Renaud de Segrais, French writer (d. 1701)
1624-10-30 - Paul Pellisson, French writer (d. 1693)
1626-03-12 - John Aubrey, English antiquary and writer (d. 1697)
1627-09-27 - Jacques-Benigne bossuet, French bishop and writer (Louis XIV court preacher), (d. 1704)
1632-06-10 - Esprit Fléchier, French writer and bishop (d. 1710)
1638-02-14 - Sybilla Schwarz, writer
1639-02-06 - Daniel Georg Morhof, German writer and scholar (d. 1691)
1639-12-21 - Jean Racin, writer
1640-06-05 - Pu Songling, Chinese writer (d. 1715)
Bishop and Writer Jacques-Bénigne BossuetBishop and Writer Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet (1627-09-27) 1644-10-02 - François-Timoléon de Choisy, French writer (d. 1724)
1645-08-16 - Jean de La Bruyère, French writer (d. 1696)
1647-08-12 - Johann Heinrich Acker, German writer (d. 1719)
1647-11-08 - Pierre Bayle, French/Neth theologist/philosopher/writer
1648-01-01 - Elkanah Settle, English writer (d. 1724)
1651-08-06 - Francois Fenelon, France, writer (Playing for Time)
1652-01-07 - Pavao Vitezovic, Croatia, writer/historian
1654-01-22 - Richard Blackmore, English physician and writer (d. 1729)
1655-02-07 - Jean-Francois Regnard, French comedy writer (Slave in Algeria)
1657-02-11 - Bernard Fontenelle, France, scientist/writer (Plurality of Worlds)
1657-03-24 - Arai Hakuseki, Japanese writer and politician (d. 1725)
1657-11-26 - William Derham, English minister and writer (d. 1735)
1658-02-18 - Charles-Irénée Castel de Saint-Pierre, French writer (d. 1743)
1660-03-28 - Arnold Houbraken, Dutch schilder/writer
1664-01-20 - Giovanni Vincenzo Gravina, Italian writer and jurist (d. 1718)
1666-04-17 - Francois Valentijn, Dutch vicar/writer
1667-04-29 - John Arbuthnot, Scottish writer (Alexander Pope)
1670-02-10 - William Congreve, England, writer (Old Bachelor, Way of the World)
1672-01-18 - Antoine Houdar de la Motte, French writer (d. 1731)
1672-03-12 - Richard Steele, Irish writer and politician (d. 1729)
1674-01-15 - Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French writer (d. 1762)
1674-03-30 - Jethro Tull, agricultural writer (Basildon), baptised
1674-07-17 - Isaac Watts, England, writer/preacher/hymnist (Horae Lyrican)
1675-01-16 - Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, French writer (d. 1755)
1677-08-09 - Jacob Campo Weyerman, South Neth's adventurer/painter/writer
1679-03-18 - Matthew Decker, English merchant and writer (d. 1759)
1681-06-26 - Hedwig Sophia, duchess of Holstein-Gottorp, Swedish writer (d. 1708)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 63 of 63

1735-07-09 - Author, poet, critic and lexicographer and writer of the first English dictionary Dr. Samuel Johnson (25) marries the widow Elizabeth "Tetty" Porter, 21 years his senior.
Social Philosopher Johann Wolfgang von GoetheSocial Philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1806-10-14) 1806-10-14 - German writer, artist and politician Johann Wolfgang von Goethe marries mistress Christiane Vulpius in Weimar
1816-12-30 - English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (24) marries 2nd wife writer "Frankenstein" Mary Godwin (19) and daughter of early feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft
1836-05-16 - US writer Edgar Allan Poe (26) marries his 13-year-old cousin Virginia Clemm
1842-07-09 - American writer "The Scarlett Letter" Nathaniel Hawthorne (38) marries painter and illustrator Sophia Peabody (33) in the Peabody's home, Boston
1850-03-14 - French writer and playwright Honoré de Balzac marries Ewelina Hańska in Berdyczów, Ukraine
1862-09-23 - Russian writer ("War and peace") Leo Tolstoy (34) marries Sophia Andreevna Behrs (18) daughter of a physician
Author Nathaniel HawthorneAuthor Nathaniel Hawthorne (1842-07-09) 1867-02-15 - "Crime and Punishment" Russian writer Fyodor Doestoyevsky marries Anna Snitkina in the Trinity Cathedral in St Petersburg
1870-02-02 - American writer (Huckleberry Finn) Samuel Langhorne Clemens, pen name Mark Twain, (34) marries Olivia Langdon (24) in Elmira, NY
1880-05-16 - British writer Mary Anne Evans, pen name George Eliot, aged 60 marries John Cross, 20 years her junior
1884-05-29 - Irish writer Oscar Wilde marries Constance Lloyd at St. James Church, Paddington, London
1893-01-18 - British Poet and writer Rudyard Kipling (26) marries Carrie Balestier (29) in London
1896-03-24 - Writer "Heart of Darkness" Joseph Conrad (39) marries Englishwoman Jessie George (23)
Writer D. H. LawrenceWriter D. H. Lawrence (1914-07-13) 1914-07-13 - British poet and novelist D. H. Lawrence (28) weds Frieda Weekley (34) after obtaining Frieda's divorce from her 1st husband
1916-03-22 - British writer ('Lord of the Rings'), poet and professor J.R.R. (John Ronald Reuel) Tolkien marries Edith Mary Bratt at St. Mary Immaculate Roman Catholic Church, Warwick
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
1923-03-23 - Writer Anaïs Nin (Delta of Venus) marries banker and artist Hugh Parker Guiler in Havana, Cuba
1924-06-24 - American writer Henry Miller (31) marries 2nd wife June Smerth (21) in Hoboken, New Jersey.
1924-08-28 - British children's writer Enid Blyton (27) marries editor Major Hugh Alexander Pollock, DSO (36)
Author Henry MillerAuthor Henry Miller (1924-06-24) 1925-04-15 - Russian writer ("Lolita") Vladimir Nabokov (26) marries fellow Russian writer Vera Evseevna Slonim (23) in Berlin
1925-07-04 - American writer ("Gone with the Wind") Margaret Mitchell (24) marries 2nd husband John Marsh (29)
1930-09-11 - Mystery writer Agatha Christie (39) weds archaeologist Max Mallowan (26)
1931-07-04 - Irish writer (Ulysses) James Joyce and Nora Barnacle finally marry in London registry office after meeting in 1904.
1937-07-11 - Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas (22) marries dancer Caitlin McNamara (22) in Penzance, Cornwall
1941-06-03 - Author Irving Wallace marries writer Sylvia Kahn
1943-10-20 - British Children's writer Enid Blyton marries 2nd husband surgeon Kenneth Fraser Darrell Waters at City of Westminster registry office, London
Novelist & Poet James JoyceNovelist & Poet James Joyce (1931-07-04) 1947-09-27 - Fantasy and sci-fiction writer Ray Bradbury (27) weds Marguerite McClure (25)
1950-06-14 - American science fiction writer "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Philip K Dick marries 2nd wife Kleo Apostolides
1953-07-02 - British writer ("Charlie and the Chocolate Factory") Ronald Dhal marries American actress Patricia Neal
1955-03-17 - Erotic writer Anaïs Nin marries actor Rupert Pole at Quartzsite, Arizona, while still married to her first husband
1956-06-16 - British Poet and Poet Laureate Ted Hughes marries American writer and poet (The Bell Jar) Sylvia Plath at St George the Martyr Holborn, London.
1958-03-27 - Latin American and magic realism leading novelist and short story writer "One Hundred years of Solitude" Gabriel Garc
Poet Ted HughesPoet Ted Hughes (1956-06-16) 1959-04-01 - American science fiction writer "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Philip K Dick marries 3rd wife Anne Williams Rubinstein
1966-06-15 - English writer of blockbusters, Jackie Collins weds 2nd husband Oscar Lerman
1966-07-06 - American science fiction writer "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Philip K Dick marries 4th wife Nancy Hackett
1973-04-18 - American science fiction writer "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Philip K Dick marries 5th wife Leslie (Tessa) Busby
1978-11-04 - "The Nanny" actress Fran Drescher (20) weds writer and director Peter Marc Jacobson (20)
1980-11-27 - British playwright (Nobel prize for literature 2005) Harold Pinter (50) marries 2nd wife British writer and historian Antonia Frazer (48)
1986-06-21 - The Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof (34) weds broadcaster and writer Paula Yates (27) in Las Vegas
1993-11-13 - "Ladyhawke" actress Michelle Pfeiffer (35) weds television writer and producer David E. Kelley (37) in Santa Barbara, California
1995-05-07 - Eldest son of Shirley Jones and screenplay writer Shaun Cassidy (36) weds actress Susan Diol (30) in Westwood, California
1998-06-27 - The "Murphy Brown" actress Faith Ford (33) weds personal trainer and writer Campion Murphy (35) on Clint Eastwood's 22-acre Mission Ranch in Carmel, California
1999-07-28 - "Sixteen Candles" actress Molly Ringwald (31) weds French writer Valery Lamerignere in Bordeaux, France
Supermodel & Actress Brooke ShieldsSupermodel & Actress Brooke Shields (2001-04-04) 2001-04-04 - Actress and model Brooke Shields (35) weds sitcom writer Chris Henchy (37) in Catalina Island, California
2001-06-03 - Writer and actress Tina Fey (31) weds "Saturday Night Live" composer Jeff Richmond (40) on a Greek Orthodox ceremony at The Merion Tribute House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2004-07-03 - Actress Tori Spelling (31) weds actor-writer Charlie Shanian (35) at her parents 56,000-square foot mansion in Bel Air, California
2004-08-28 - "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" actress Mariska Hargitay (40) weds actor-writer Peter Hermann (37) at the Unitarian Society in Santa Barbara, California
2004-10-02 - "Married ... With Children" actress Katey Sagal (50) weds "The Shield" writer Kurt Sutter (42) in Los Feliz, California
Actress Mariska HargitayActress Mariska Hargitay (2004-08-28) 2005-06-09 - "Good Morning, Miami" actor Mark Feuerstein (34) weds TV writer/producer Dana Klein at The Four Seasons-Biltmore Hotel in Santa Barbara, California
2005-09-02 - "Single White Female" actress Jennifer Jason Leigh (43) weds director and writer Noah Baumbach (36) in Los Angeles
2005-09-24 - "King of Queens" actor-comedian Patton Oswalt (36) weds writer Michelle McNamara in Los Angeles
2005-10-09 - "The O.C." writer and talk show host Regis Philbin's daughter Jennifer Joy Philbin (31) weds NBC comedy series "The Office" writer Michael Schur (32) at St. Ignatius Loyola Church in New York City
2006-04-29 - "The O.C." actress Amanda Righetti (23) weds film director and writer Jordan Alan in Oahu, Hawaii
2007-01-09 - "Ugly Betty" actress Ashley Jensen (37) weds actor and writer Terence Beesley in a ceremony in the woods of Big Sur, California
2007-05-05 - Actress and singer Brittany Murphy (29) weds writer and director Simon Monjack (37) at their home in Los Angeles City
2008-05-31 - "Law & Order" actress Alana De La Garza (31) weds writer Michael Roberts in Orlando, Orange County, Florida
2009-05-09 - "The O.C." actress Autumn Reeser (28) weds writer-director Jesse Warren (31) under a 200-year old oak tree at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa in Ojai, California
2010-01-09 - Food writer and former fashion model Sophie Dahl (32) weds British jazz singer Jamie Cullum (30) in Hampshire, England
Comedian/Actor Sacha Baron CohenComedian/Actor Sacha Baron Cohen (2010-03-15) 2010-03-15 - Stand-up comedian and writer Sacha Baron Cohen (40) weds actress Isla Fisher (36) in Paris, France
2010-09-25 - Actress Emily Deschanel (33) weds writer-actor David Hornsby (34) in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles
2011-08-13 - "The View" co-host Sherri Shepherd (44) weds TV writer Lamar Sally at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago, Illinois
2012-06-02 - Actress Drew Barrymore (37) weds writer Will Kopelman in Montecito, California
2012-07-07 - "The Office" Ellie Kemper (32) weds former "Conan O'Brien" writer Michael Koman at the Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church in New York City

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 3 of 3

Author Margaret MitchellAuthor Margaret Mitchell (1924-10-16) 1924-10-16 - American writer ("Gone with the Wind") Margaret Mitchell divorces 1st husband Berrien (Red) Upshaw
2006-04-20 - Actor-writer Charlie Shanian (39) divorces former Beverly Hills, 90210 actress Tori Spelling (32) only 15 months after their lavish $1-million wedding
2010-11-15 - "Single White Female" actress Jennifer Jason Leigh (48) divorces writer Noah Baumbach (41) due to irreconcilable differences after 5 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 2,112

0079-08-25 - Gaius Plinius Secundus, [Pliny the Elder], Roman admiral/writer, dies during eruption of Mount Vesuvius
0899-10-26 - Alfred the Great, writer/king of Wessex (871-99), dies
1078-02-22 - Johannes van Fecamp, Italian mystic writer, dies
1092-10-14 - Aboe Ali Hasan ibn Nizam al-Moelk, writer (Sijasetname), assassinated
1113-06-19 - Odo/Odardus van Kamerijk, French writer/bishop of Kamerijk, dies
1125-10-21 - Cosmas of Prague, Bohemian writer
1133-12-18 - Hildebert, French writer
1142-04-21 - Pierre Abélard, French writer (b. 1079)
1213-02-22 - Wibert of Gembloers, benediction/writer/abbot of Gembloers, dies
1296-11-01 - Guillaume Durand, French writer (b. 1230)
1298-07-14 - Jacob de Voragine, Italian bishop/writer (Golden Legend), dies
1331-10-27 - Aboe al-Fida, [Aboelfeda], Arabic writer/sultan of Hama, dies
1345-04-14 - Richard Aungerville, English bishop and writer (b. 1287)
1412-04-02 - Ruy Gonzáles de Clavijo, Spanish traveler and writer (b. ????)
1425-07-21 - Manuel Paleologus, Byzantine Emperor (1391-1425)/writer, dies
1438-09-09 - Eduard [Dom Duarte], King of Portugal (1433-38)/writer, dies
1449-05-20 - Peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies
1463-06-04 - Flavio Biondi, Italian writer (Rome instaurata), dies at about 65
1463-06-17 - Princess Catherine of Portugal, writer (b. 1436)
1471-05-01 - Thomas a Kempis, spiritual writer (Navolging of Christ), dies at 91
1478-02-22 - Hendrik Herp (Herpius/Harphius), writer (Spieghel volcomenheit), dies
1483-06-25 - Anthony Woodville, 2nd Earl Rivers, English writer
1498-07-27 - Vespasiano da' Bisticci, Italian book seller/writer, dies at about 77
1501-05-22 - Robert Gaguin, French writer/diplomat (Arte Metrificandi), dies at 66
1502-02-01 - Olivier de la Marche, Flemish writer/poet/governor, dies
1517-10-02 - John Murmelius, humanist/theory/school book writer, dies at about 37
1529-02-02 - Baldassare Castiglione, Italian writer (b. 1478)
1529-02-08 - Baldassare Castiglione, Italian writer and diplomat (b. 1478)
1535-03-01 - Bernardo Accolti, [Unico Aretino], Italian writer (Virginia), dies
1536-02-03 - Garcia de Resende, Port writer/publisher (Cancioneiro Geral), dies
1549-01-28 - Elia Levita, German-Yiddish writer (Habachur), dies at about 80
1553-12-14 - Hanibal Lucić, Croatian writer (b. 1485)
1554-06-19 - Sixt[us] Birck [Xystus Betulius], German writer (Judith), dies at 53
1557-08-01 - Olaus Magnus, Swedish writer (b. 1490)
1561-02-26 - Jorge de Montemayor, Spanish writer
1563-08-18 - Étienne de La Boétie, French judge and writer (b. 1530)
1569-05-10 - Juan the Avila, Spanish minister/writer
1571-02-14 - Benvenuto Cellini, Ital sculptor/writer (Perseus), dies at 70
1573-12-30 - Giovanni Battista Giraldi, Italian writer (b. 1504)
1580-07-25 - Baltazar Alvarez, Spanish jesuit/writer, dies at 47
1580-08-19 - Andrea Palladio, architect/writer (Il Redentore, Venice), dies at 71
1582-10-04 - Theresia van Avila, Spanish mystic writer, dies
1583-02-18 - Antonio Francesco Grazzini, Italian writer (b. 1503)
1584-03-10 - Thomas Norton, English politician and writer (b. 1532)
1584-08-22 - Jan Kochanowski, Polish writer (b. 1530)
1585-06-20 - Christianus Adrichomius, writer (Theatrum Terrae Sanctae), dies at 52
1587-04-08 - John Foxe, English writer (b. 1516)
1592-09-03 - Robert Greene, English writer (b. 1558)
1592-09-13 - Michel de Montaigne, French writer (b. 1533)
1594-04-29 - Thomas Cooper, English bishop, lexicographer, and writer
1596-10-03 - Florent Chrestien, French writer (b. 1541)
1604-03-13 - Arnaud d'Ossat, French diplomat and writer (b. 1537)
1611-02-08 - Jan H Van Linschoten, traveller/writer (Reys-Gheschrift), dies
1612-01-04 - Henry L Spieghel, Dutch merchant/writer, dies at 62
1612-11-20 - John Harington, English writer (b. 1561)
1613-09-15 - Thomas Overbury, English writer (b. 1581)
1615-08-15 - Cornelis C Vrancx, Flemish poet/writer (Comfort of Soles), dies
Author Miguel de Cervantes SaavedraAuthor Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1616-04-23) 1616-04-23 - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Spanish writer (Don Quixote), dies at 69
1616-04-23 - William Shakespeare, English poet and playwright (b. 1564) (Julian calendar) dies aged 52
1616-04-23 - El Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Peruvian writer (b. 1539)
1616-10-17 - John Pitts, Catholic scholar and writer. (b. 1560)
1616-11-23 - Richard Hakluyt, English writer (b. 1552)
1617-10-11 - Franchois Vranck, economist/writer (Deduction), dies at about 62
1617-11-10 - Barnabe Rich, English soldier and writer
1620-01-17 - Diego Alvarez de Paz, Span missionary/writer (Peru), dies at about 59
Playwright William ShakespearePlaywright William Shakespeare (1616-04-23) 1620-03-09 - Aegidius Albertinus, German writer (Lucifer's Kingdom), dies at 59
1621-06-21 - Kryštof Harant, Polish soldier, writer, and composer (b. 1564)
1621-08-03 - Guillaume du Vair, French writer (b. 1556)
1621-08-15 - John Barclay, Scottish writer (b. 1582)
1622-12-28 - Francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint, dies at 55
1623-11-11 - Philippe de Mornay, French writer (b. 1549)
1625-06-01 - Honoré d'Urfé, French writer (b. 1568)
1627-05-23 - Luis de Gongora y Argote, poet/writer, dies
1629-06-24 - Carolus Scribani, Italian/Flemish jesuit/writer, dies at 67
1630-02-12 - Fynes Moryson, English traveler and writer (b. 1566)
1635-04-25 - Alessandro Tassoni, Ital political writer (Rape of Bucket), dies at 69
1635-08-07 - Friedrich von Spee, German writer (b. 1591)
1636-12-09 - Giovanni B Aleotti, Ital writer/theater architect, dies at about 90
1636-12-09 - Fabian Birkowski, Polish writer (b. 1566)
1638-12-10 - Ivan [Dzivo F] Gundulic, Dalmatian writer (Osman), dies at 49
1643-09-20 - Lucius Cary, 2nd Viscount Falkland, English politician and writer
1644-11-10 - Luís Vélez de Guevara, Spanish writer (b. 1579)
1645-08-28 - Hugo Grotius, Dutch philosopher and writer (b. 1583)
1647-01-29 - Francis Meres, English writer (b. 1565)
1648-02-02 - George Abbot, English writer
1649-09-06 - Robert Dudley, English navigator/writer (Arcano del Mare), dies
1650-10-21 - Pedro de Espinosa, Spanish poet/writer, dies
1652-10-20 - Antonio Coello, Spanish writer (b. 1611)
1653-05-26 - Robert Filmer, English writer (b. 1588)
1654-02-18 - Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac, French writer (b. 1594)
1654-06-27 - Johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg), dies at 67
1654-12-05 - Jean François Sarrazin, French writer
1656-02-27 - Johan van Heemskerk, Dutch lawyer/writer/interpreter, dies
1656-09-08 - Joseph Hall, English bishop and writer (b. 1574)
1658-11-15 - Jacobus Revius, [Reefsen], theologist/writer/poet, dies at about 72
1658-12-06 - Gracian, writer, dies
1659-06-03 - Morgan Llwyd, Welsh Puritan preacher and writer (b. 1619)
1660-10-07 - Paul Scarron, French, stagewriter (Le Roman Comique), dies at 50
1661-08-07 - Jin Shengtan, Chinese editor, writer and critic (b. 1608)
1662-05-23 - John Gauden, English bishop and writer (b. 1605)


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