Poetry History (Part 2)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 1,405

  • 1600-01-17 Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Spanish dramatist, poet and writer of the Spanish Golden Age, born in Madrid (d. 1681)
  • 1605-07-29 Simon Dach, Prussian German poet, born in Memel, East Prussia (d. 1659)
  • 1605-09-23 Daniel von Czepko, German poet
  • 1606-03-03 Edmund Waller, England, poet (Penshust)
  • 1606-05-06 Lorenzo Lippi, [Perlone Zipoli], poet/painter
  • 1607-11-01 Georg Philipp Harsdorffer, German poet (d. 1658)

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1608-12-09 John Milton, poet/puritan (Paradise Lost), born in London, England (d. 1674)

  • 1609-02-10 John Suckling, English Cavalier poet/dramatist/courtier
  • 1610-03-01 Johann B Schup, [Schuppius], German poet/historian
  • 1612-02-08 Samuel Butler, England, poet/satirist (Hudibras) (baptized)
  • 1612-06-23 Justus G Schottel, [Schottelius], German poet
  • 1612-10-25 James Graham, Marquis of Montrose "the Great Montrose", Scottish general and poet (d. 1650)
  • 1613-06-16 John Cleveland, English poet (d. 1658)
  • 1613-11-05 Isaac de Benserade, French poet (d. 1691)
  • 1615-03-06 Jan Zoet, actor/playwright/poet (Parnasssus aan 't Y)
  • 1616-10-02 Andreas Gryphius, German lyric poet and dramatist, born in Glogau, Silesia (d. 1664)
  • 1619-10-08 Philipp von Zesen, German poet/historian (Amsterdam)
  • 1621-03-31 Andrew Marvell, England, poet (To His Coy Mistress)
  • 1621-07-08 Jean de la Fontaine, French poet (Fables)
  • 1621-11-03 Renatus Rapinus, [René Rapin], French jesuit/poet (Hortorum libri IV)
  • 1622-01-20 Susanna van Baerle, Dutch poet/wife of Geeraert Burns
  • 1622-04-17 Henry Vaughan, English poet (Silex Scintillans)
  • 1626-07-25 Geeraerdt Brandt, Dutch theologist/poet/historian
  • 1628-03-10 Constantine Huygens Jr, Dutch poet/painter/cartoonist
  • 1630-04-28 Charles Cotton, English poet (d. 1687)
  • 1631-08-19 John Dryden, English poet (1st Poet Laureate 1668-1700), born in Aldwincle, Northamptonshire (d. 1700) [OS=Aug 9]
  • 1632-08-02 Kaspar von Stieler, German poet (Teutsche Wolredner)
  • 1634-01-16 Dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (d. 1716)
  • 1636-11-01 Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, French poet and critic (d. 1711)
  • 1637-08-16 Emilie Juliane of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, German countess and poet (d. 1706)
  • 1638-01-01 Antoinette du Ligier de la Guard Deshoulieres, French poet/playwright
  • 1638-01-24 Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset, English poet (d. 1706)
  • 1638-10-18 Lars Johnstown, [Lasse Lucidor], Swedish poet
  • 1642-12-30 Vincenzo da Filicaja, Italian poet (d. 1707)
  • 1646-02-04 Hans A Freiherr von Abschatz, Silesian poet
  • 1647-04-01 John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, English poet (d. 1680)
  • 1647-05-03 John A "Joannes" Antonides van der Goes, poet (Bellone aen bant)
  • 1648-04-07 John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, English statesman and poet (d. 1721)
  • 1648-04-16 John Luyken, poet/etcher (Duytse Lyre)
  • 1651-11-12 Juana Ines de La Cruz, Mexico, poet/nun/feminist (Primero Sueno)
  • 1652-03-03 Thomas Otway, England, playwright/poet (Venice Preserved)
  • 1653-08-09 John Oldham, English poet (d. 1683)
  • 1654-01-20 Michiel de Swaen, South Netherland physician/poet
  • 1656-11-09 Paul Aler, French jesuit/poet (Gradus ad Parnassum)
  • 1658-02-13 Jan B Wellekens, Dutch poet/painter
  • 1660-12-12 Peter Rabus, poet/translator (Liberated Britanje)
  • 1661-04-11 Antoine Coypel, French painter/poet
  • 1661-04-16 Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax, British poet and statesman (d. 1715)
  • 1663-11-26 Pedro de Peralta y Barnuevo, Peruvian poet (Obras Dramaticas)
  • 1664-07-21 Matthew Prior, English poet
  • 1665-03-27 Benjamin Neukirch, German poet (Herrn von Hofmannswaldau)
  • 1666-12-26 Guru Gobind Singh, Tenth Guru of Sikhism, founder and General of Khalsa Army, social reformist and poet(d. 1708)
  • 1671-04-06 Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French playwright/poet (Sacred Odes & Songs)
  • 1671-11-06 Colley Cibber, English actor, dramatist and poet, Poet Laureate 1730-57), born in London (d. 1757)
  • 1674-06-20 Nicholas Rowe, English poet and playwright (Tamerlane), Poet Laureate (1715-18), born in Little Barford, Bedfordshire (d. 1718)
  • 1675-09-02 William Somervile, English poet (d. 1742)
  • 1676-07-14 Caspar Abel, German theologian, historian, and poet (d. 1763)
  • 1679-06-01 Johan Runius, Swedish poet (Dudaim)
  • 1680-09-22 Barthold Heinrich Brockes, German poet (d. 1747)
  • 1683-07-03 Edward Young, English poet (Revenge, Complaint)
  • 1684-11-16 Abraham Alewijn, Dutch poet/playwright (Puiterveense Helleveeg)
  • 1685-02-10 Aaron Hill, English playwright/poet (Tragedy of Zara)
  • 1685-06-30 John Gay, English poet and dramatist (The Beggar's Opera) (d. 1732)
  • 1686-10-15 Allan Ramsay, Scottish poet (d. 1758)
  • 1687-07-03 Arnold Hoogvliet, Dutch poet (Abraham the Patriarch)

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1688-05-21 Alexander Pope, English poet (Rape of the Lock, translation of Homer) (d. 1744), born in London, England

  • 1688-09-05 Lukas Fencer, Dutch poet (Fight of Kings & Mice)
  • 1689-01-29 Hubert K Poot, Dutch poet
  • 1692-02-29 John Byrom, English poet (d. 1763)
  • 1692-11-06 Louis Racine, French poet (d. 1763)
  • 1692-11-21 Carlo Fragoni, Italy, poet
  • 1694-06-20 Hans A Brorson, Danish poet/bishop of Ribe
  • 1697-01-16 Richard Savage, English poet
  • 1697-11-25 Gerhard Tersteegen, German evangelist/poet (wrote in blood)
  • 1698-01-03 Pietro Metastasio, Italian poet (d. 1782)
  • 1699-04-17 Robert Blair, Scottish poet (Grave)
  • 1700-09-11 James Thomson, Scottish poet (Rule Britannia), born in Ednam, Scotland (d. 1748)
  • 1703-03-05 Vasily Kirillovich Trediakovsky, Russian poet (d. 1768)
  • 1704-11-17 Salomeja Neris, [S Bacinskaite-Buciene], Latvian poet
  • 1708-04-23 Friedrich von Hagedorn, German poet (Versuch einiger Poem)
  • 1710-02-21 Willem van Haren, Frisian nobleman/poet (Human Life)
  • 1711-10-17 Jupiter Hammon, Lloyd Harbor NY, slave and poet, 1st African American to publish poetry
  • 1711-11-19 Michail V Lomonosov, Russian scholar/poet
  • 1713-04-02 Onno Zwier van Haren, Frisian poet (Fatherland)
  • 1714-01-01 Kristijonas Donelaitis, Lutheran pastor, Lithuanian poet (The Seas)
  • 1714-11-13 William Shenstone, English poet (d. 1763)
  • 1715-03-07 Ewald Christian von Kleist, German poet (d. 1759)
  • 1715-07-04 Christian F Gellert, Saxony, poet/novelist (Fables & Tales)
  • 1715-07-25 Immanuel J Pyra, German poet (Temple of Real Poetry)
  • 1715-12-08 John Althuysen, Frisian vicar/poet (Frisianche rymlery)
  • 1716-12-26 Thomas Gray, English poet (Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard)
  • 1716-12-26 Jean François de Saint-Lambert, French poet (d. 1803)
  • 1719-01-28 Johann Elias Schlegel, German critic and poet (d. 1749)
  • 1720-10-03 Johann P Uz, German poet (Lyrische Poem)
  • 1721-07-09 Johann Nikolaus Götz, German poet (d. 1781)
  • 1721-08-21 Lucretia W van Winter-van Merken, Dutch poet
  • 1721-11-09 Mark Akenside, English poet and physician (d. 1770)
  • 1721-12-25 William Collins, Chichester England, (Mayor-Chichester)/poet
  • 1722-04-11 Christopher Smart, English poet & journalist (Ceremony of Carols)
  • 1722-11-22 Hryhorii Skovoroda, Ukrainian poet (d. 1794)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 1,194

  • 1615-08-15 Cornelis C Vrancx, Flemish poet/writer (Comfort of Soles), dies

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1616-04-23 William Shakespeare, English poet and playwright (b. 1564) (Julian calendar) dies aged 52

  • 1616-08-08 Cornelis Ketel, Dutch portrait painter/poet, buried at 68
  • 1618-08-23 Gerbrant A Bredero, poet/playwright (Moortje), dies at 33
  • 1618-09-28 Joshua Sylvester, English poet (b. 1563)

BattleExecution

1618-10-29 Walter Raleigh, English scholar, poet, historian and explorer, beheaded for treason at about 64

Explorer Walter Raleigh
Explorer
Walter Raleigh
  • 1619-03-01 Thomas Campion, English physician/composer/poet (Poemata), dies at 53
  • 1619-10-14 Samuel Daniel, English poet (b. 1562)
  • 1620-02-19 Roemer P Visscher, poet, buried in Amsterdam
  • 1625-03-25 Giambattista Marini, Italian poet (b. 1569)

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1625-03-27 James VI and I, Scottish born King of Scotland )1657-1625) and King of England and Ireland (1603-25), poet and author, dies at 58

King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI
  • 1626-02-28 Cyril Tourneur, English poet/dramatist, dies at about 51
  • 1626-12-08 John Davies, English poet (b. 1569)
  • 1627-04-19 John Beaumont, English poet (b. 1583)
  • 1627-05-23 Luis de Gongora y Argote, poet/writer, dies
  • 1627-07-19 Dirck R "Didericus" Camphuysen, poet/printer/vicar, dies at about 41
  • 1628-09-30 Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, English poet (b. 1554)
  • 1628-10-16 François de Malherbe, French poet and critic (b. 1555)
  • 1630-04-29 Agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet (b. 1552)
  • 1631-03-31 John Donne, Metaphysical poet, dies (birth date unknown)
  • 1631-12-23 Michael Drayton, English poet (b. 1563)
  • 1632-07-29 Samuel Ampzing, vicar/poet (Biblical Treasures), dies
  • 1633-03-01 George Herbert, English poet, dies at 39
  • 1634-06-25 John Marston, English poet and playwright (b. 1576)
  • 1635-02-13 Georg R Weckerlin, German poet, dies at 50
  • 1635-08-27 Lope Felix de Vega, playwright/poet (Angelica, Arcadia), dies at 72

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1637-08-06 Ben Jonson, English playwright and poet, dies at 65

Playwright and Poet Ben Jonson
Playwright and Poet
Ben Jonson
  • 1637-10-14 Gabriello Chiabrera, Italian poet (b. 1552)
  • 1637-10-21 Laurens Reael, vice-governor of Ambon/poet/admiral, dies at 54
  • 1638-02-28 Claude G Bachet de Meziriac, French mathematician/poet, dies at 56
  • 1639-01-23 Francisco Maldonado da Silva Solis, Peruvian poet, burned at stake
  • 1639-03-22 Thomas Carew, English poet/diplomat (The Rapture), dies
  • 1639-05-21 Giovan D "Tommaso" Campanella, Italian philosopher/poet, dies at 70
  • 1639-08-20 Martin Opitz, German poet/historian (Troerinnen), dies at 41
  • 1640-04-02 Matthias C Sarbiewski, [Sarbievius], Polish jesuit/poet, dies at 45
  • 1641-01-11 Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar, Spanish poet (b. 1583)
  • 1644-09-08 Francis Quarles, English poet (Enchiridion), dies
  • 1645-08-31 Francesco Bracciolini, Italian poet (b. 1566)
  • 1645-09-08 Francisco Gomez Quevedo y Villegas, Spanish author/poet, dies at 64
  • 1646-08-28 Fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Poesie liriche), dies at 53
  • 1646-12-23 François Maynard, French poet (b. 1582)
  • 1647-05-21 Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, poet/playwright (Warenar), dies at about 65
  • 1648-01-14 Casparus Barleaus, Flemish theologist/poet (Muiderkring), dies at 63
  • 1648-01-23 Francisco de Rojas Zorrilla, Spanish playwright (Del Rey Abajo Ninguno), dies at 40
  • 1648-05-26 Vincent Voiture, French poet (b. 1597)
  • 1648-07-31 Benedictus J van Haeften, poet (Regia thru Crucis), dies at about 60
  • 1649-06-03 Manuel de Faria e Sousa, Portuguese historian and poet (b. 1590)
  • 1649-08-25 Richard Crashaw, English clergyman/poet, dies at about 36
  • 1649-12-04 William Drummond of Hawthornden, Scottish poet (b. 1585)
  • 1650-10-21 Pedro de Espinosa, Spanish poet/writer, dies
  • 1650-11-13 Thomas May, English poet and historian (b. 1595)
  • 1651-10-27 Jan III van Foreest, Dutch lawyer/poet/mayor of Hoorn, dies
  • 1655-09-07 Tristan l'Hermite, French dramatist/poet, dies (birth date unknown)
  • 1658-04-29 John Cleveland, English poet (b. 1613)
  • 1658-09-22 Georg Philipp Harsdorffer, German poet (b. 1607)
  • 1658-10-26 Francisco de Borja y Aragon Esquilache, Spanish poet, dies
  • 1658-11-15 Jacobus Revius, [Reefsen], theologist/writer/poet, dies at about 72
  • 1659-04-15 Simon Dach, Prussian German poet, dies at 63
  • 1660-09-08 Daniel von Czepko, German poet, dies at 54
  • 1661-10-26 Johann B Schup, [Schuppius], German poet/historian/vicar, dies
  • 1661-12-29 Antoine Gérard de Saint-Amant, French poet (b. 1594)
  • 1662-03-30 François le Métel de Boisrobert, French poet (b. 1592)
  • 1664-07-16 Andreas Gryphius, German lyric poet and dramatist, dies at 47
  • 1666-06-26 Richard Fanshawe, diplomat/translator/poet, dies
  • 1666-06-30 Alexander Brome, English poet
  • 1667-07-28 Abraham Cowley, English poet (Mistress/Sex libri plantarum), dies
  • 1668-04-07 William Davenant, English poet (b. 1606)
  • 1669-02-01 Abandoned child, Huygens friend poet Catharina Questiers, buried at 31
  • 1669-03-10 John Denham, English poet (b. 1615)
  • 1669-05-16 Reyer Anslo, writer/poet, dies at about 42
  • 1672-04-22 Georg Stiernhielm, Swedish scholar/author/poet (Hercules), dies at 73
  • 1672-09-16 Anne Bradstreet, New England's first published poet, dies (birth date unknown)
  • 1673-03-15 Salvatore Rosa, Italian painter (Baroque)/poet/music/actor, dies at 57
  • 1673-06-24 John of Paffenrode, ruler of Ghussigny/poet, dies in battle
  • 1674-01-11 Jan Zoet, actor/playwright/poet (Brutal-Roffel), dies at 58
  • 1674-06-11 Susanna van Baerle, Dutch poet/wife of Geeraert Burns, dies at 52
  • 1674-08-13 Lars Johnstown, [Lasse Lucidor], Swedish poet, dies at 35
  • 1674-09-27 Thomas Traherne, English poet/mystic (Roman Forgeries), dies
  • 1674-10-15 Robert Herrick, English poet ('Gather ye rosebuds while ye may'), born in London
  • 1674-10-27 Hallgrímur Pétursson, Icelandic poet (b. 1614)

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1674-11-08 John Milton, English poet (Paradise Lost), dies at 65

  • 1676-10-25 Justus G Schottel [Schottelius], German linguistic/poet, dies at 64
  • 1677-07-09 Angelus Silesius [Johann Scheffer], German medical/mystic poet, dies
  • 1678-05-05 Anna M van Schurman, Dutch poet/spoke 10 languages, dies at about 70
  • 1678-08-16 Andrew Marvell, English poet (Definition of Love), ODs at 57
  • 1679-02-05 Joost van den Vondel, Dutch poet (Gysbreght van Aemstel), dies at 91
  • 1679-07-08 Samuel J Columbus, Swedish poet (Odae Sveticae), dies
  • 1679-07-11 William Chamberlayne, English poet (b. 1619)
  • 1680-07-26 John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, poet/courtier, dies
  • 1680-09-25 Samuel Butler, poet/satirist, dies
  • 1681-05-25 Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Spanish dramatist, poet and writer of the Spanish Golden Age, dies at 81
  • 1683-12-07 John Oldham, English poet, dies of smallpox at 30
  • 1684-09-18 Jan A "Joannes" Antonides van der Goes, poet (Ystroom), dies at 37
  • 1685-10-12 Geeraerdt Burns, theologist/poet/historian, dies at 59
  • 1687-03-28 Constantine Huygens, diplomat/poet/composer (Bluebottles), dies at 90
  • 1687-10-21 Edmund Waller, English poet/plotter (Waller's plot), dies
  • 1689-08-21 William Cleland, Scottish poet and soldier
  • 1689-11-13 Philipp von Zesen, German poet (Bescheibung of Amsterdam), dies at 70
  • 1691-10-10 Isaac de Benserade, French poet (b. 1613)
  • 1692-11-19 Thomas Shadwell, English poet and playwright (2nd Poet Laureate 1689-92), dies at about 50