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On this day in 1936, Italian writer whose works won her the Nobel Prize for Literature for 1926, Grazia Deledda died in Rome at the age of 64. Among her better-known works are Elias Portolu (1903), Canne al Vento (Reeds in the Wind) (1913), and Cosima (1937). Her final resting place is in the Cimitero Comunale Monumentale Campo Verano in Rome. Born on 27 September 1871 in Nuoro, Sardinia.
On this day in 1952, the lover of the writer Franz Kafka and the person who kept some of his last writings in her possession until they were confiscated by the Gestapo in 1933, Dora Diamant died of kidney failure at Plaistow Hospital in east London and was buried in an unmarked grave in the United Synagogue Cemetery on Marlowe Road in East Ham. In 1999, her living relatives from Israel and Germany gathered at her gravesite for a stonesetting. Born in Pabianice, Poland on 4 March 1898.
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