Ray Buttigieg (pronounced /beauty-gig/, with hard "g" as in "go") was born on the island of Gozo, the second largest island of the Maltese Islands on May 1, 1955. In a small picturesque village in the town of Qala, overlooking Mount Etna in the distant haze some fifty miles away, towering over the southern shores ..
1758 – Hamilton was born in Belfast on July 25, 1758. 1759 – Hamilton’s father died leaving their mother widow with three children. 1762 – Hamilton was sent to her paternal aunt in Stirlingshire, Scotland. Elizabeth was also an intellectually active girl. She had a taste for good literature and was widely read. 1788 – ..
1653 – Oldham was born in Shipton Moyne, Gloucestershire on August 9, 1653. 1674 – Oldham received his B.A. degree from the University of Oxford. Became an usher at Croyden School, where the Earl of Rochester visited him to complimeny him on his poetry. 1678 – Oldham was best known for his works: ..
1582 – Barclay was born in Lorraine, France on January 28, 1582. 1601 – Obtained his early education at the Jesuit College. At the age on nineteen, he was able to write a commentary on the Thebais of Statius. 1605 – Barclay married a french girl, Louise Debonaire. 1609 – Edited the "De Potestate Papae", ..
1742 – Ablesimov was born in Galichsky district, Kostroma on September 9, 1742. 1750-1782 – Ablesimov worked as a copyist for Alexander Sumarokov. He was able to published his fables and satirical poe..
1880 – Born on the 13th of October in Odessa (known today as Ukraine). 1895 – At the age of fifteen, he ran away and lived with his aunt in Saint Petersburg. 1902 – Served the Army for two years and given a job as a customs officer in the village of Novosiltsy. 1904 – ..
1936 – Guberman was born in Moscow on July 7, 1936. 1958 – Obtained his diploma with a degree in Electrical Engineer. 1959 – Guberman was able to meet Alexander Ginzburg. He wrote popular science books, but he gradually became active as a dissident poet. 1979 – Arrested and sentenced to five years of Labor ..
1905 – Kharms was born in Saint Petersburg on December 30, 1905. 1924 – Entered Leningrad Electrotechnicum, but eventually expelled for lack of interest in social activities. After his expulsion, he devoted himself entirely to literature. 1927 – Invited to be a member of the newly formed Association of Writers of Children’s Literature. ..
1815 – Yershov was born in Tobolsk on March 6, 1815. 1827-1831 – Studied in Tobolsk gymnasium, where he created a society for the Ethnographic study of Siberia. 1831-1836 – Studied philosophy at Saint Petersburg University. While studying, he wrote his masterpiece, a fairy tale, The Humpbacked Horse. Yershov returned to Tobolsk. In the year ..
1809 – Giusti was born in Monsummano on May 12, 1809. 1821 – At the age of twelve, he was sent to school at Florence and afterwards to Pistoia and Lucca, during this he wrote his first verse. 1826 – Studied law at Pisa. His experience was a key to make his satire writings. 1834 ..