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April 26 Writer Birthdays

April 26 Writer Birthdays

  • 121 - Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor and influential Stoic philosopher.

  • 1711 - David Hume, Scottish philosopher, historian, and essayist.

  • 1785 - John James Audubon, French-American ornithologist and painter, known for his book The Birds of America.

  • 1886 - Ğabdulla Tuqay, Turkic poet, critic, and publisher; considered the founder of modern Tatar literature.

  • 1889 - Anita Loos, American author and screenwriter.

  • 1889 - Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austrian-British philosopher and logician.

  • 1892 - Maud Hart Lovelace, American children's book author, best known for her Betsy-Tacy series.

  • 1898 - Vincente Aleixandre, Nobel Prize-winning Spanish poet.

  • 1911 - A.H. Raskin, Canadian-born journalist, labor reporter, editorial writer, and editor who worked for the New York Times for more than 40 years.

  • 1912 - A.E. van Vogt, American "Golden Age" science-fiction writer.

  • 1914 - Bernard Malamud, Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist.

  • 1933 - Carol Burnett, American actress, comedian, playwright, and memoirist who has won many awards, including multiple Golden Globe and Emmy Awards.

  • 1935 - Patricia Reilly Giff, American children's author; two-time Newbery Honor winner.

  • 1946 - Marilyn Nelson, American poet and children's author.

  • 1966 - Natasha Trethewey, U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner.

Audobon - Birds of AmericaMalamud - The NaturalGiff - Storyteller