Friday, December 4, 2015

December 4

Born:



1795 - Thomas Carlyle
Victorian-era Scottish satirical writer and historian.








1835 - Samuel Butler
English author known for the Utopian satire Erewhon.








1875 - Rainer Maria Rilke
Bohemian-Austrian poet who wrote in German.








1903 - Cornell Woolrich
American novelist, many of whose works were adapted into noir films.









1949 - A. Scott Berg
American biographer whose Lindbergh was a Pulitzer Prize winner in 1999.



1969 - Plum Sykes
English-born fashion writer and novelist.




Died:
1131 - Omar Khayyám
1679 - Thomas Hobbes
1975 - Hannah Arendt
1987 - Arnold Lobel
1993 - Margaret Landon

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