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Literary History - Birth and Death Year

Identify these famous people based on their initials and birth/death dates. The aim of this quiz is to improve a sense of literary and historical knowledge through knowing when notable literary individuals were living.
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Years Alive
Initials
Answer
14th century
1343 - 1400
GC
Geoffrey Chaucer
15th century
1469 - 1527
NM
Niccolo Machiavelli
16th century
1547 - 1616
MdC
Miguel De Cervantes
1564 - 1593
CM
Christopher Marlowe
1564 - 1616
WS
William Shakespeare
17th century
1608 - 1674
JM
John Milton
1667 - 1745
JS
Jonathan Swift
18th century
1689 - 1761
SR
Samuel Richardson
1688 - 1744
AP
Alexander Pope
1749 - 1832
JWG
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
19th century
1775 - 1817
JA
Jane Austen
1788 - 1824
LB
Lord Byron
1795 - 1821
JK
John Keats
1797 - 1851
MS
Mary Shelley
1799 - 1837
AP
Alexander Pushkin
1802 - 1870
AD
Alexandre Dumas
1802 - 1885
VH
Victor Hugo
1809 - 1849
EAP
Edgar Allan Poe
1809 - 1852
NG
Nikolai Gogol
1812 - 1870
CD
Charles Dickens
1819 - 1880
GE
George Eliot
1819 - 1891
HM
Herman Melville
1821 - 1881
FD
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
1828 - 1910
LT
Leo Tolstoy
1816 - 1855
CB
Charlotte Bronte
1817 - 1862
HDT
Henry David Thoreau
1818 - 1848
EB
Emily Bronte
1819 - 1892
WW
Walt Whitman
1821 - 1880
GF
Gustave Flaubert
1860 - 1904
AC
Anton Chekhov
1830 - 1886
ED
Emily Dickinson
1835 - 1910
MT
Mark Twain
1850 - 1894
RLS
Robert Louis Stevenson
1854 - 1900
OW
Oscar Wilde
20th century
1857 - 1924
JC
Joseph Conrad
1859 - 1930
ACD
Arthur Conan Doyle
1862 - 1937
EW
Edith Wharton
1866 - 1946
HGW
H.G Wells
1874 - 1963
RF
Robert Frost
1875 - 1955
TM
Thomas Mann
1882 - 1941
JJ
James Joyce
1896 - 1940
FSF
F. Scott Fitzgerald
1897 - 1962
WF
William Faulkner
1894 - 1963
AH
Aldous Huxley
1899 - 1961
EH
Ernest Hemingway
1882 - 1941
VW
Virginia Woolf
1888 - 1965
TSE
T.S. Eliot
1883 - 1924
FK
Franz Kafka
1892 - 1973
JRRT
J.R.R. Tolkien
1898 - 1956
BB
Bertolt Brecht
1891 - 1960
ZNH
Zora Neale Hurston
1901 - 1967
LH
Langston Hughes
1902 - 1968
JS
John Steinbeck
1903 - 1950
GO
George Orwell
1906 - 1989
SB
Samuel Beckett
1916 - 1990
RD
Roald Dahl
1919 - 2010
JDS
J.D. Salinger
1920 - 1992
IA
Isaac Asimov
1920 - 2012
RB
Ray Bradbury
1924 - 1987
JB
James Baldwin
1922 - 2007
KV
Kurt Vonnegut
1925 - 1964
FC
Flanney O'Connor
1927 - 2014
GGM
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
1932 - 1963
SP
Sylvia Plath
21st century
1962 - 2008
DFW
David Foster Wallace
1958 -
GS
George Saunders
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