Monday, January 5, 2015

January 5


1846 - Rudolf Christoph Eucken
German philosopher, winner of the 1908 Nobel Prize for Literature "in recognition if his earnest search for truth, his penetrating power of thought, his wide range of vision, and the warmth and strength in presentation with which in his numerous works he has vindicated and developed an idealistic philosophy of life."

1902 - Stella Gibbons
English novelist best known for her debut work, Cold Comfort Farm.

1926 - W.D. Snodgrass
American poet who won the 1960 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

1932 - Umberto Eco
Italian novelist and essayist whose first novel, The Name of the Rose, is his most well known.

1978 - Seanan McGuire
American urban fantasy author known for her October Daye series.

1987 - Margaret Laurence
2003 - Jean Kerr

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