This Day In History
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
On This Day

1823

Events

Births

April 12, 1823
Alexander Ostrovsky

Alexander Nikolayevich Ostrovsky was a Russian playwright.
July 23, 1823
Coventry Patmore

Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore was an English poet and critic best known for The Angel in the House, his narrative poem about an ideal happy marriage.

Deaths

February 7, 1823
Ann Radcliffe

Ann Radcliffe was an English author, and a pioneer of the Gothic novel. Her style is romantic in its vivid descriptions of landscapes, and long travel scenes, yet the Gothic element is obvious through her use of the supernatural. It was her technique of explained Gothicism, the final revelation of inexplicable phenomena, that helped the Gothic novel achieve respectability in the 1790s.
February 16, 1823
Pierre-Paul Prudhon

Pierre-Paul Prud'hon was a French Romantic painter and draughtsman best known for his allegorical paintings and portraits.
October 30, 1823
Edmund Cartwright

Edward (Edmund) Cartwright was an English clergyman and inventor of the power loom.
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