A Small Stone Skipping Its Merry Little Way Across Ponds of Creativity.
One person's subjective, selective, incomplete, somewhat haphazard, timeline of literary history.
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Last Updated: Sun Jul 2 01:33:57 2000 EST (86 persons)
DateAge Name
1520 BC - [birth] Moses (according to Josephus)
960 BC 70? [death] David dies
925 BC ? [death] Solomon dies
800 BC - [birth] Homer (give or take a few centuries)
700 BC - [birth] Hesiod (give or take forever)
496 BC - [birth] Sophocles
469 BC - [birth] Socrates
428 BC - [birth] Plato
406 BC 63 [death] Sophocles dies
400 BC - [birth] Diogenes
399 BC 70 [death] Socrates ordered to suicide
384 BC - [birth] Aristotle
347 BC 80 [death] Plato dies
325 BC 75 [death] Diogenes dies
322 BC 62 [death] Aristotle dies of stomach problems
104 BC - [birth] Marcus Tullius Cicero
15-Oct-70 BC - [birth] Virgil
43 BC 61 [death] Marcus Tullius Cicero murdered (decapitated)
21-Sep-19 BC 60 [death] Virgil dies
85 - [birth] Claudius Ptolemy
165 80 [death] Claudius Ptolemy dies in Alexandria, Egypt
13-Feb-354 - [birth] Augustine
28-Aug-430 76 [death] Augustine dies
1225 - [birth] Thomas Aquinas
May-1265 - [birth] Dante Alighieri
1274 49 [death] Thomas Aquinas dies
1304 - [birth] Francesco Petrarch
Sep-1321 56 [death] Dante Alighieri dies
1343 - [birth] Geoffrey Chaucer
1374 70 [death] Francesco Petrarch dies
25-Oct-1400 57 [death] Geoffrey Chaucer dies
1503 - [birth] Thomas Wyatt (Sir)
1542 39 [death] Thomas Wyatt dies
1547 - [birth] Miquel de Cervantes
1552 - [birth] Edmund Spenser
15-Feb-1564 - [birth] Galileo Galilei
23-Apr-1564 - [birth] William Shakespeare
Dec-1589 37 [publish] The Faery Queen, I-III (Edmund Spenser)
31-Mar-1596 - [birth] Rene Descartes
13-Jan-1599 47 [death] Edmund Spenser dies
9-Dec-1609 - [birth] John Milton
1616 69 [death] Miquel de Cervantes dies
23-Apr-1616 52 [death] William Shakespeare dies
19-Jun-1623 - [birth] Blaise Pascal
1628 - [birth] John Bunyan
1631 - [birth] John Dryden
1642 77 [death] Galileo Galilei dies
11-Feb-1650 54 [death] Rene Descartes dies of pneumonia
1660 - [birth] Daniel Defoe
1660 32 [event] John Bunyan imprisoned 12 years for preaching without a licence
19-Aug-1662 39 [death] Blaise Pascal dies painfully of a malignant growth
Nov-1667 - [birth] Jonathan Swift
1673 45 [event] John Bunyan imprisoned second time
9-Nov-1674 64 [death] John Milton dies quietly "in a fit of gout"
1678 50 [publish] The Pilgrim's Progress, part 1 (John Bunyan)
1684 54 [publish] The Pilgrim's Progress, part 2 (John Bunyan)
1688 60 [death] John Bunyan dies
21-Nov-1694 - [birth] Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet)
1701 70 [death] John Dryden dies
22-Apr-1724 - [birth] Immanuel Kant
1731 71 [death] Daniel Defoe dies
19-Oct-1745 78 [death] Jonathan Swift dies
28-Nov-1757 - [birth] William Blake
7-Apr-1770 - [birth] William Wordsworth
1771 - [birth] Walter Scott (Sir)
21-Oct-1772 - [birth] Samuel Taylor Coleridge
16-Dec-1775 - [birth] Jane Austen
1778 83 [death] Voltaire dies
30-Aug-1797 - [birth] Mary Shelley (Mary Wollstonecraft)
26-May-1799 - [birth] Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin
12-Feb-1804 79 [death] Immanuel Kant dies
4-Jul-1804 - [birth] Nathaniel Hawthorne
1806 - [birth] Elizabeth Barrett Browning
1809 - [birth] Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol
19-Jan-1809 - [birth] Edgar Allen Poe
6-Aug-1809 - [birth] Alfred Lord Tennyson
1812 - [birth] Robert Browning
7-Feb-1812 - [birth] Charles Dickens
1817 - [birth] Henry David Thoreau
18-Jul-1817 41 [death] Jane Austen dies
1-Jan-1818 20 [publish] Frankenstien (Mary Shelley)
1819 - [birth] Herman Melville
31-Aug-1821 - [birth] Charles Baudelaire
30-Oct-1821 - [birth] Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
12-Dec-1821 - [birth] Gustave Flaubert
10-Dec-1824 - [birth] George MacDonald
12-Aug-1827 69 [death] William Blake dies
28-Aug-1828 - [birth] Leo Tolstoy
1832 61 [death] Walter Scott dies
27-Jan-1832 - [birth] Lewis Carroll (Charles Ludwidge Dodgeson)
25-Jul-1834 61 [death] Samuel Taylor Coleridge dies
30-Oct-1835 - [birth] Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)
1836 34 [publish] The Pickwick Papers (Charles Dickens)
29-Jan-1837 37 [death] Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin two days after being shot in a duel
2-Jun-1840 - [birth] Thomas Hardy
1846 25 [publish] Poor Folk (Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky)
1849 32 [publish] Civil Disobedience (Henry David Thoreau)
7-Oct-1849 40 [death] Edgar Allen Poe dies a controversial complicated death
1850 44 [publish] Sonnets from the Portuguese (Elizabeth Barrett Browning)
1850 - [birth] Robert Louis Stevenson
16-Mar-1850 45 [publish] The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
23-Apr-1850 80 [death] William Wordsworth dies ("fell asleep")
Feb-1851 53 [death] Mary Shelley dies of a brain tumor
1852 43 [death] Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol dies
1854 37 [publish] Walden (Henry David Thoreau)
16-Oct-1854 - [birth] Oscar Wilde
20-Oct-1854 - [birth] Arthur Rimbaud
1857 36 [publish] Madame Bovary (Gustave Flaubert)
1857 - [birth] Joseph Conrad
1858 34 [publish] Phantastes (George MacDonald)
1859 ? [publish] The Origin of Species (Charles Darwin)
22-May-1859 - [birth] Arthur Conan Doyle
1860 - [birth] Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
1861 55 [death] Elizabeth Barrett Browning dies
1861 40 [publish] Memoirs from the House of the Dead (Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky)
11-Jan-1862 45 [death] Henry David Thoreau
1864 43 [publish] Notes from the Underground (Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky)
Apr-1864 32 [publish] Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)
19-May-1864 59 [death] Nathaniel Hawthorne dies in his sleep
13-Jun-1865 - [birth] William Butler Yeats
30-Dec-1865 - [birth] Rudyard Kipling
1866 45 [publish] Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky)
1866 45 [publish] The Gambler (Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky)
1867 46 [death] Charles Baudelaire dies
1867 ? [publish] Das Kapital (Karl Marx)
1869 48 [publish] The Idiot (Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky)
9-Jun-1870 58 [death] Charles Dickens dies suddenly
1871 50 [publish] The Devils (Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky)
Jan-1871 39 [publish] Through the Looking Glass (Lewis Carroll)
1872 44 [publish] The Princess and the Goblin (George MacDonald)
1874 53 [publish] A Raw Youth (Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky)
26-Mar-1874 - [birth] Robert Frost
29-May-1874 - [birth] Gilbert Keith Chesterton
1875 40 [publish] Tom Sawyer (Mark Twain)
12-Jan-1876 - [birth] Jack London
Mar-1876 44 [publish] The Hunting of the Snark (Lewis Carroll)
2-Jul-1877 - [birth] Herman Hesse
24-Jul-1878 - [birth] Lord Dunsany (Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett)
1880 59 [publish] The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky)
8-May-1880 58 [death] Gustave Flaubert dies of cerebral arteritis
28-Jan-1881 60 [death] Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky dies
1882 - [birth] Virginia Woolf
18-Jan-1882 - [birth] Allan Alexander Milne (A.A. Milne)
2-Feb-1882 - [birth] James Joyce
1883 59 [publish] The Princess and Curdie (George MacDonald)
3-Jul-1883 - [birth] Franz Kafka
1886 - [birth] Charles Williams
26-Sep-1888 - [birth] Thomas Stearns Eliot
1889 75 [death] Robert Browning dies
Dec-1889 57 [publish] Silvie and Bruno (Lewis Carroll)
20-Aug-1890 - [birth] Howard Phillips Lovecraft
1891 72 [death] Herman Melville dies
10-Sep-1891 37 [death] Arthur Rimbaud dies after cancerous leg amputated
3-Jan-1892 - [birth] John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
6-Aug-1892 83 [death] Alfred Lord Tennyson dies
1893 - [birth] Dorthy Leigh Sayers
1894 44 [death] Robert Louis Stevenson dies suddenly of apoplexy
1895 71 [publish] Lilith (George MacDonald)
14-Jan-1898 65 [death] Lewis Carroll dies
29-Nov-1898 - [birth] Clive Staples Lewis
30-Feb-1900 45 [death] Oscar Wilde dies suddenly of a brain inflamation
1903 - [birth] George Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair)
1904 44 [death] Anton Pavlovich Chekhov dies after two heart attacks
2-Mar-1904 - [birth] Theodore Suess Geisel (Dr. Suess)
18-Sep-1905 80 [death] George MacDonald dies
1907 41 [event] Rudyard Kipling awarded Nobel prize for literature
21-Apr-1910 74 [death] Mark Twain dies
7-Sep-1910 82 [death] Leo Tolstoy dies
28-Aug-1913 - [birth] Robertson Davies
22-Nov-1916 40 [death] Jack London dies of gastrointestinal uremic poisoning
1917 29 [publish] Prufrock and other Observations (Thomas Stearns Eliot)
1922 34 [publish] The Waste Land (Thomas Stearns Eliot)
27-Mar-1923 - [birth] Shusako Endo
1924 67 [death] Joseph Conrad dies
3-Jun-1924 40 [death] Franz Kafka dies of tuberculosis
18-Jul-1926 - [birth] Margaret Laurence
14-Oct-1926 44 [publish] Winne-the-Pooh (Allan Alexander Milne)
11-Jan-1928 88 [death] Thomas Hardy dies
Oct-1928 46 [publish] The House on Pooh Corner (Allan Alexander Milne)
7-Jul-1930 71 [death] Arthur Conan Doyle dies
1935 47 [publish] Murder in the Cathedral (Thomas Stearns Eliot)
1936 - [birth] Georges Perec
18-Jan-1936 70 [death] Rudyard Kipling dies
14-Jun-1936 62 [death] Gilbert Keith Chesterton dies
1937 45 [publish] The Hobbit (John Ronald Reuel Tolkien)
15-Mar-1937 47 [death] Howard Phillips Lovecraft dies of intenstinal cancer
1938 40 [publish] Out of the Silent Planet (Clive Staples Lewis)
29-Jan-1939 84 [death] William Butler Yeats dies
13-Jan-1941 58 [death] James Joyce dies after surgery
1945 59 [death] Charles Williams dies
1945 42 [publish] Animal Farm (George Orwell)
1946 69 [event] Herman Hesse awarded Nobel prize for literature
1948 60 [event] Thomas Stearns Eliot awarded Nobel prize for literature
1949 61 [publish] The Cocktail Party (Thomas Stearns Eliot)
1950 52 [publish] The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Clive Staples Lewis)
1950 46 [death] George Orwell dies (of tuberculosis or ulcer?)
1954 63 [publish] The Lord of the Rings (John Ronald Reuel Tolkien)
1956 58 [publish] Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold (Clive Staples Lewis)
31-Jan-1956 74 [death] Allan Alexander Milne dies
1957 64 [death] Dorthy Leigh Sayers dies
25-Oct-1957 79 [death] Lord Dunsany dies
1958 70 [publish] The Elder Statesman (Thomas Stearns Eliot)
1961 63 [publish] A Grief Observed (Clive Staples Lewis)
1962 85 [death] Herman Hesse dies
1963 89 [death] Robert Frost dies
22-Nov-1963 64 [death] Clive Staples Lewis dies (heart attack/kidneys)
1964 36 [publish] The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)
4-Jan-1965 77 [death] Thomas Stearns Eliot dies
1969 33 [publish] La Disparition (Georges Perec)
1970 57 [publish] Fifth Business (Robertson Davies)
2-Sep-1973 81 [death] John Ronald Reuel Tolkien dies
1974 46 [publish] The Diviners (Margaret Laurence)
1982 46 [death] Georges Perec dies
Jan-1987 61 [death] Margaret Laurence dies of cancer
1991 87 [death] Theodore Suess Geisel dies
2-Dec-1995 82 [death] Robertson Davies dies of a stroke
29-Sep-1996 73 [death] Shusako Endo dies
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