Calendar of Literary Facts

The Calendar of Literary Facts contains more than 6,500 events in literary history.

Literary Facts - November 8

1308: Schoolman John Duns Scotus dies

1674: John Milton dies. (Explore: Paradise Lost, John Milton, The Lyric Poetry of Milton)

1847: Abraham (“Bram”) Stoker is born. (Explore: Dracula, Bram Stoker, The Lair of the White Worm)

1900: Margaret Mitchell is born. (Explore: Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell)

1916: Peter Weiss is born. (Explore: Marat/Sade, Peter Weiss)

1953: Ivan Bunin dies. (Explore: Ivan Bunin, Dark Avenues, The Village)

1954: Kazuo Ishiguro is born. (Explore: An Artist of the Floating World, A Pale View of Hills, Kazuo Ishiguro)

1979: Edward (Jeffrey Irving) Ardizzone dies