July 30 Writer Birthdays

1511 – Giorgio Vasari, Italian writer, historian, painter, and architect who wrote Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, considered the ideological foundation of art-history writing; he was also the first to use the term “Renaissance” in print. 1818 – Emily Jane Brontë, English novelist and poet who is best known for herContinue reading “July 30 Writer Birthdays”

July 29 Writer Birthdays

1214 – Sturla Þórðarson, Icelandic chieftain, poet, historian, and writer of sagas and contemporary history. 1605 – Simon Dach, Prussian/German lyrical poet and hymn writer. 1771 – Yun Zhu (or Wanglan Yun Zhu), Chinese poet, painter, and anthologist who gathered together and published thousands of poems written by hundreds of women; she was nicknamed “AdeptContinue reading “July 29 Writer Birthdays”

July 28 Writer Birthdays

1804 – Ludwig Andreas von Feuerbach, German philosopher and anthropologist best known for his book The Essence of Christianity, which provided a critique of Christianity that strongly influenced generations of later thinkers, including Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, Friedrich Engels, Richard Wagner, and Friedrich Nietzsche; many of his philosophical writings offered a critical analysisContinue reading “July 28 Writer Birthdays”

July 27 Writer Birthdays

1777 – Thomas Campbell, Scottish poet known for his sentimental poetry and patriotic war songs; he helped create the initial plans for founding of the University of London. 1824 – Alexandre Dumas, son of the French author of the same name, his works have not attained the same acclaim as his father’s; yet, his novelContinue reading “July 27 Writer Birthdays”

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”

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”

July 21 Writer Birthdays

1522 – Lucrezia Gonzaga di Gazzuolo, Italian author and scholar; at the age of 14 she married Paolo Manfrone, and she is sometimes known as Lucrezia Gonzaga Manfrona. 1751 – Luigi Romanelli, Italian author, poet, professor, and opera librettist. 1811 – Dimitrios Dimitriou (sometimes spelled Dimitrija Demeter or Dimitrije Demeter), Greek Croatian poet, dramatist, short-storyContinue reading “July 21 Writer Birthdays”