July 26 Writer Birthdays

1165 – Ibn Arabi (full name Abū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad ibn ʿAlī ibn Muḥammad ibn al-ʿArabī al-Ḥātimī al-Ṭāʾī al-Andalusī al-Mursī al-Dimashqī), prolific Spanish-born Arab Andalusian Muslim scholar, mystic, poet, and philosopher, whose works have grown to be very influential beyond the Muslim world. 1693 – Alexandre Jean Joseph Le Riche de La Poupelinière (sometimes calledContinue reading “July 26 Writer Birthdays”

July 25 Writer Birthdays

1517 – Jacques Peletier du Mans – French Renaissance poet, translator, mathematician, and humanist who tried to reform French spelling to correct its inconsistencies. 1626 – Geeraerdt Brandt, Dutch poet, playwright, preacher, biographer, church historian, and naval historian who was a well-known writer in his time. 1761 – Charlotte Von Kalb (Baroness Marshal of Ostheim),Continue reading “July 25 Writer Birthdays”

July 24 Writer Birthdays

1802 – Alexandre Dumas, French adventure novelist whose famous works include The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo his son, also named Alexandre Dumas, was also a historical novelist and playwright. 1842 – Ambrose Bierce, American editorialist, journalist, short-story writer, fabulist, and satirist, best known for his short story, “An Occurrence at OwlContinue reading “July 24 Writer Birthdays”

Photo Friday: Cock of the Walk

As we walked back from the beach on Tangier Island last week, I spotted this magnificent rooster. He sat on the front porch railing of a small white house, watching the road as if he owned it. Suddenly, he fluffed out his feathers in a rather disturbing way. After another minute, he crowed, letting usContinue reading “Photo Friday: Cock of the Walk”

July 23 Writer Birthdays

1823 – Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore, English poet and critic who was the son of novelist and editor Peter George Patmore. 1863 – Zabel Asadour (better known by her literary pseudonym Sibil, Armenian poet, short-story writer, playwright, publisher, educator, and philanthropist. 1867 – Koda Shigeyuki (pen name Koda Rohan), award-winning Japanese writer, novelist, and literaryContinue reading “July 23 Writer Birthdays”

July 22 Writer Birthdays

1733 – Mikhailo Mikhailovich Shcherbatov, Russian prince who was a statesman, historian, writer, and philosopher. 1807 – Karolina Pavlova, Russian poet, novelist, and translator known for her unusual use of rhyme and imagery; she was a friend of Tolstoy and translated his works into German. 1818 – Betty (Katarina Elisabeth) Ehrenborg, Swedish writer, psalm writer,Continue reading “July 22 Writer Birthdays”