A. E. Housman (Alfred Edward) (1859-1936)

Death: 30th April 1936
Location:  St. Laurence's Church,  Ludlow, Shropshire, England
Photo taken by: Brian P. Harris

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English classical scholar and poet, best known for his cycle of poems A Shropshire Lad. Lyrical and almost epigrammatic in form, the poems wistfully evoke the dooms and disappointments of youth in the English countryside.  Their beauty, simplicity and distinctive imagery appealed strongly to late Victorian and Edwardian taste.

Corín Tellado (1927-2009)


Death: 11th April 2009. 
Location: Cremated, ashes buried at her Mother's grave in Cementerio de Roces, Gijon, Asturias, Spain
Cause of death:  Stroke


Spanish writer of romantic novels that were best-sellers in several Spanish-language countries. She published more than 4,000 novels and sold more than 400-million books which have been translated into several languages. She was listed in the 1994 Guinness World Records as having sold the most books written in Spanish.  Her novels were different from other contemporary Western European romantic writers' works because she usually set them in the present and didn't use eroticism, due to the Spanish regime's strict censorship.

Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935)

Death: 6th April 1935
Location: Oak Grove Cemetery, Gardiner, Kennebec County, Maine, United States Plot: Lot 508
Cause of death: Cancer

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American poet who won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry three times: in 1922 for his first Collected Poems, in 1925 for The Man Who Died Twice, and in 1928 for Tristram.

E. W. Hornung (Ernest William) (1866-1921)

Death: 22nd March 1921
Location: Cimetière Aice Errota, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Aquitaine, France
Cause of death: Influenza

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English author known for writing the A. J. Raffles series of stories about a gentleman thief in late 19th-century London.  In 1898 he wrote In the Chains of Crime, which introduced Raffles and his sidekick, Bunny Manders; the characters were based partly on his friends Oscar Wilde and his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, and also on Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.

Chinua Achebe (1930-2013)

Death: 21st March 2013
Location: Nigeria, Anambra State, Ogidi, Family Compound

Nigerian novelist, poet, professor and critic. His first novel Things Fall Apart (1958) is the most widely read book in modern African literature. His later novels include No Longer at Ease (1960), Arrow of God (1964), A Man of the People (1966), and Anthills of the Savannah (1987).
A titled Igbo chieftain himself, Achebe's novels focus on the traditions of Igbo society, the effect of Christian influences, and the clash of Western and traditional African values during and after the colonial era. His style relies heavily on the Igbo oral tradition, and combines straightforward narration with representations of folk stories, proverbs, and oratory.