US biographer and critic wrote biography "Benjamin Franklin" 1938 (Pulitzer Prize for biography 1939) brother of Mark Van Do..
1933 – Born on the 20th of June in England. 1973 – Her first husband Nicholas Tomalin, a prominent journalist, was killed in the Arab-Israeli Yom Kippur War. 2002 – She was literary editor of the New Statesman and of the Sunday Times, and has written several noted biographies. – Her biography of Samuel ..
English biographer, critic, novelist, and poet sister of Osbert Sitwell and Sacheverell Sitw..
1867 – Born in London Township, on the 27th of October. 1885 – He moved to Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. 1886 – And move again at the age of 19, to Regina, the capital of the Northwest Territories. 1892-1893 – He became a partner in the Regina Standard. 1894-1895 – He was the owner and ..
1961 – Born on October 26th in Adams, Maryland. 1990 – Was the Senior Editor of Simon & Schuster. 1994 – Wrote Saint-Exupéry: A Biography. 1996 – Recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship award. 1999 – Wrote the biography Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov). 2000 – Won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography for Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nobokov). ..
1866 – Romain Rolland, born on the 29th of January in Clamecy, Nièvre to a family of notaries; he had both peasants and wealthy townspeople in his lineage. He was a French writer. 1886 – Accepted to the École normale supérieure, he first studied philosophy, but his independence of spirit led him to abandon that ..
46 A.D – He was born this year to a prominent family in Chaeronea, Boeotia. He was best known for his works Morallia and Parallel Lives. 66 A.D – Plutarch is believed to have had a liberal education at Athens, where he studied physics, rhetoric, mathematics, medicine, natural science, philosophy, Greek, and Latin literature ..
US biographer and historian wrote biographies "Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus" 1942 (Pulitzer Prize for biography 1943), "John Paul Jones" 1959 (Pulitzer Prize for biography 1960), 15-volume history "History of U.S. Naval Operations in World War II" 1947-1..
1945 – Born on October 16th in Lawrence, Massachusetts. American author and poet whose work often explored homosexual relationships and the devastating effects of the AIDS epidemic. 1960 – He met Roger Horwitz, who was to be his lover for over twenty years. 1967 – Graduated from from Yale University. 1988-1992 – He was best ..