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Literature: biographical and genealogical


'The purpose of a writer is to keep civilisation from destroying itself.'
Albert Camus

'A poet is a nightingale that sits on a branch of a tree, singing its own happiness.'
John Keats

'The author who lacks a sense of humour must be as rare as a politician who doesn't exaggerate.'
G.K. Chesterton


other topics
 

    
Name
Type
Birth/Death
Alarcon y Ariza, de, Pedro
Novelist, poet
1833–91
Alarcon (3136.1)
Alighieri, Dante
Poet
1265–1321
Alighieri (2008)
Amirejibi, Mzechabuk 'Chabua'
Novelist, writer
1921–2013
Amirejibi (3374)
Amirejibi, Shalva
Writer, activist
1887–1943
Amirejibi (3374)
Aretino, Pietro
Poet, satirist
1492–1556
••••
Authoress
1850–1927
Eberty (3881)
Asturias, Miguel Angel
Poet, novelist
1899–1974
••••
Barton, Emily Mary
Poetess
1837–1909
Darvall (4250)
Beer, Michael
Poet, playwright
1800–33
Beer (2788)
Blei, Franz
Writer, publisher
1880–1928
(2961.1)
Buntline, Ned
Writer
1823–86
••••
Burney, Frances
Novelist, diarist, playwright
1752–1840
Burney (4235)
Carroll, Lewis
Author
1832–98
Dodgson (4323)
Cervantes, Miguel de
Novelist, playwright, poet 
~1547–1616
Cervantes (3376.1)
Cook, Edward T.
Journalist, biographer
1857–1919
(2855.1)
Cullen, William Bryant
Poet
1794–1878
••••
Curchod, Suzanne
Writer
1737–94
Curchod (896)
Curtis, George William
Author
1824–92
••••
Historian, writer, journalist
1815–91
••••
Dumas, Alexandre
Novelist, playwright
1802–70
Davy, Dumas (909)
Duncker, Dora
Authoress
1855–1916
Duncker (3898)
Dyce, Alexander
Literary, dramatic critic
1798–1869
Dyce (3461)
Ebers, Georg
Novelist
1837–98
Ebers (3881)
Frohberg, Regine (Rebecca Saling ) 
Writer
1782–1850
Salomon (2913)
Gellhorn, Martha
Novelist, journalist
1908–88
(1884)
Goethe, von, Johann Wolfgang
Poet, novelist, playwright
1749–1832
Goethe (4355)
Gopanna, Kancharla
Poet, composer
1620–88
••••
Harpur, Charles
Poet
1813–68
Harpur (3129)
Harpur, Thomas
Poet
–1851
Harpur (3129)
Haussonville d', Louise, comtesse de
Authoress
1818–82
Broglie (59)
Hemingway, Ernest
Novelist, short story writer
1899–1961
Hemingway (1884)
Henry, O. (William Sydney Porter)
Short story writer
1862–1910
Porter (2445.1)
Hoffmann, Ernst Theodor Amadeus
Writer, composer
1776–1822
Hoffmann (5304)
Poet
btw. 1184–680 BC    
Greek Mythology (M10)
Kalkowska, Eleonora
Writer, playwright, actress
1883–1937
••••
Kikodze, Geronti
Writer, historian
1886–90
(3374)
Magnard, Francis
Author, journalist
1837–94
Magnard (4464.1)
Mancini, Lorenzo
Translator, writer
1776–1848
Mancini (475.2)
Manucci, Nicolo
Writer, traveller
1638–1717
••••
Matos, Antun Gustav
Poet, author, journalist
1843–1914
(3722)
Mendelssohn, de, Peter
Writer
1908–82
Mendelssohn (4405.1)
Meun, Jean de
Poet
c. 1240–<1305
••••
Writer
1932–
Gramont (1980)
Morgan, William De
Novelist, potter
1839–1917
Morgan (649.2)
Morris, William
Author
1834–96
••••
Niccoli, Niccolo
Translator, copyist, humanist
1364–1437
(2231)
Paterson, Banjo
Poet
1864–1941
(3941)
Praed, Rosa
Novelist
1851–1935
Murray-Prior (208.5)
Children's writer    
1863–1915
Ray (406)
Robert-Tornow, Ludwig
Poet
1778–1832
Robert-Tornow (3343)
Robert-Tornow, Walter
Writer
1852–95
Robert-Tornow (3343)
Ryleyev, Kondraty Fyodorovich
Poet
1795–1826
••••
Sappho
Poet
c. 610–c.570 BC
••••
Steele, Sir Richard
Essayist, dramatist, politician
1672–1729
Steele (2803)
Svetlov, Mikhail
Poet
1903–64
(3374)
Sweerts, Hieronymus
Poet
~1629–96
Sweerts (3019.1)
Sweerts/Zweerts, Cornelis
Poet, dramatist
1669–1742
Sweerts (3019.1)
Tolstoy, Leo
Novelist
1828–1910
Tolstoy (335)
Zweerts, Philip
Poet
1704–74
Sweerts (3019.1)
Author
1896–1957
Tomasi (504)
Varnhagen, Rahel
Diarist
1771–1833
Levin (3343)
Whittier, John Greenleaf
Poet
1807–92
••••
Woolner, Thomas
Poet
1825–92
Woolner (5391)
Poetess
1637–1702
Mughals (3222)








 





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