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Essayist - Notable Birthdays

Francis BaconJan 22, 1561

VoltaireNov 21, 1694

Thomas PaineJan 29, 1737

Thomas CarlyleDec 4, 1795

Ralph Waldo EmersonMay 25, 1803

Anthony BurgessFeb 25, 1917

Essayist - Birthdays
Date Event
1036-12-19

Su Tung-p'o, China, poet/essayist/painter/calligrapher

1533-02-28

Michel de Montaigne, France, essayist/philosopher

1561-01-22

Francis Bacon, Strand, London, statesman/essayist (Novum Organum), (d. 1626)

1672-05-01

Joseph Addison, England, essayist (Spectator)

1689-05-15

Mary Wortley Montagu, English essayist, feminist, eccentric (baptism 26 May)

1694-11-21

Voltaire, [Francois-Marie Arouet], France, writer, essayist, philosopher and playwright (Candide) (d. 1778)

1737-01-29

Thomas Paine, Thetford Great Britain, English/American political essayist (Common Sense, Age of Reason)

1775-02-10

Charles Lamb, London England, critic/poet/essayist

1778-04-10

William Hazlitt, Maidstone Kent England, essayist/critic

1795-12-04

Thomas Carlyle, Scotland, essayist/historian (French Revolution)

1803-05-25

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Boston Massachusetts, American essayist/philosopher (Concord Hymn)

1849-11-05

Rui Barbosa, Brazil, statesman/jurist/essayist/civil liberties

1853-01-28

Jose Martí y Perez, Cuba, poet/essayist/politician

1864-12-12

Paul Elmer More, American essayist (d. 1937)

1865-10-18

Logan Pearsall Smith, American essayist and critic (d. 1946)

1870-10-16

Helge Rode, Danish poet/essayist

1871-03-27

Heinrich Mann, Germany, novelist/essayist (Blue Angel); bros of Thomas

1874-02-01

Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Austria, poet/dramatist/essayist

1879-02-09

Jacques Bainville, French historian/essayist/journalist

1879-04-14

James Branch Cabell, American novelist/essayist (Restless Heads)

1880-09-16

Alfred Noyes, British poet/essayist (Loom of Years, Highwayman)

1881-11-28

Stefan Zweig, Vienna Austria, poet/essayist/dramatist (Beware of Pity)

1882-02-28

Jose Vasconcelos, Oaxaca Mexico, politician/essayist/philosopher

1882-09-28

Eugenio d' Ors y Rovira, Barcelona Spain, essayist/philosopher

1883-01-04

Max Eastman, American critic/essayist and editor of The Masses (d. 1969)

1885-08-18

Nettie Palmer, Australian poet and essayist (d. 1964)

1892-05-07

Archibald MacLeish, Glencoe Ill, polit essayist/poet/dramatist (JB)

1893-01-03

Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, French novelist/essayist (Gilles)

1900-07-20

Maurice Gilliams, Flemish writer/poet/essayist (Maria's Life)

1902-01-26

Menno ter Braak, Dutch writer/essayist (Carnaval of the Citizens)

1908-10-22

John Gould, American humorist, essayist, and columnist (d. 2003)

1913-08-26

Robertson William Davies, novellist essayist/dramatist

1913-11-25

Lewis Thomas, American physician and essayist (d. 1993)

1914-03-25

Marthe Robert, essayist/translator

1915-01-31

Thomas Merton, France, Trappist monk/poet/essayist (7 Storey Mt)

1917-02-25

Anthony Burgess, essayist/novelist (Clockwork Orange)

1920-09-01

Hubert Lampo, Flemish writer/essayist (Coming of Joachim Stiller)

1923-08-30

Charmian Clift, Australian writer and essayist (d. 1969)

1923-10-24

Denise Levertov, American poet/essayist (Joy Beneath the Skin)

1924-05-15

Jaime Garcia Terre, poet/essayist

1926-01-20

Jamiluddin Aali, Pakistani poet, essayist and columnist

1928-07-04

Paul de Wispelaere, Flemish writer/essayist/critic

1928-08-26

Naïm Kattan, Canadian novelist and essayist

1930-07-25

Alice Parizeau, Polish-born Quebec writer and essayist (d. 1990)

1932-12-21

Edward Hoagland, American essayist

1934-01-23

Pierre Bourgault, Quebec politician and essayist (d. 2003)

1935-08-29

Hugo Brandt Corstius, Dutch essayist/mathematician

1944-03-30

Gerrit Komrij, Dutch poet/essayist (Happy Schizo)

1945-02-25

Shivadhar Srinivasa Naipaul, Trinidad, novelist, essayist (Fireflies)

1948-08-23

Andrei Pleşu, Romanian writer, essayist

1948-10-07

Diane Ackerman, American poet and essayist

1953-09-16

Nancy Huston, Canadian-born novelist and essayist

1956-12-26

David Sedaris, American essayist

1960-03-13

Yuri Andrukhovych, Ukrainian writer, poet and political essayist

Essayist - Weddings
Date Event
1997-08-28

British-Indian novelist and essayist Salman Rushdie (50) weds Elizabeth West

Essayist - Notable Deaths

Thomas CarlyleFeb 5, 1881

MenckenJan 29, 1956

Salvatore QuasimodoJun 14, 1968

Essayist - Deaths
Date Event
1101-07-28

Su Tung-p'o, Chinese poet/essayist/painter/calligrapher, dies at 64

1824-05-04

Joseph Joubert, French essayist and moralist (b. 1754)

1830-09-18

William Hazlitt, critic/essayist, dies

1834-12-27

Charles Lamb, English essayist (b. 1775)

1859-12-28

Thomas Babington Macaulay, English essayist/historian, dies

1881-02-05

Thomas Carlyle, historian/essayist, dies in London at 85

1887-08-14

Richard Jeffries, naturalist/essayist, dies

1914-09-05

Charles Péguy, French poet, essayist and editor (b. 1873)

1917-11-03

Léon Bloy, French novelist and essayist (b. 1846)

1936-02-09

Jacques Bainville, French historian/essayist/journalist, dies at 57

1937-03-09

Paul Elmer More, American critic and essayist (b. 1864)

1937-03-23

Helge Rode, Danish poet/essayist, dies at 66

1940-01-01

Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)

1952-02-09

Norman Douglas, essayist/novelist, dies

1954-09-25

Eugenio d' Ors y Rovira, Spanish essayist/philosopher, dies at 71

1956-01-29

H[enry] L[ouis] Mencken, US essayist/critic (Smart Set), dies at 75

1958-06-28

Alfred Noyes, British poet/essayist (Robin Hood), dies at 77

1964-10-19

Nettie Palmer, Australian poet and essayist (b. 1885)

1968-06-14

Salvatore Quasimodo, Italian poet/essayist (Nobel 1959), dies at 66

1969-03-25

Max Eastman, American critic/essayist (Love and Revolution), dies at 86

1982-04-25

Paul de Vree, Flemish writer/essayist (Round Table), dies

1989-08-30

Seymour Krim, American journalist, essayist, and literary critic (b. 1922)

1992-12-12

Suzanne Lilar, Belgian essayist, novelist and playwright (b. 1901)

1995-12-02

[William] Robertson Davies, novelist essayist/dramatist, dies

1996-04-12

Marthe Robert, essayist/translator, dies at 82

1996-04-29

Jaime Garcia Terre, poet/essayist, dies at 71

2001-02-01

André D'Allemagne, Quebec teacher, political observer and essayist (b. 1929)

2007-08-28

Francisco Umbral, Spanish journalist, novelist, biographer and essayist (b. 1935)

2008-04-20

Monica Lovinescu, Romanian essayist, literary critic and journalist (b. 1923)

2008-09-12

David Foster Wallace, American author and essayist (b. 1962)

2012-03-27

Adrienne Rich, American feminist poet/essayist, dies from complications of rheumatoid arthritis at 82


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