Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - January 25

1640: Robert Burton dies. (Explore: Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, Is Robert Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy literature of the emotion?)

1759: Robert Burns is born. (Explore: A Red, Red Rose, Robert Burns, Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect, Holy Willie's Prayer, Tam O'Shanter)

1882: Virginia Stephen (Virginia Woolf) is born. (Explore: To the Lighthouse, Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own, What is "the Angel in the House" in "Professions for Women" by Virginia Woolf?)

1933: Alden Nowlan is born. (Explore: Alden Nowlan)

1950: Gloria Naylor is born. (Explore: The Women of Brewster Place, Mama Day, Gloria Naylor, Linden Hills, What is the significance of hands in Mama Day By Gloria Naylor?)

1996: Jonathan Larson dies, the day before the off-Broadway opening of his rock opera Rent. (Explore: Rent, Jonathan Larson)