Poetry History (Part 3)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 1,405

  • 1723-01-27 Johann A Cramer, prime minister/poet
  • 1724-07-02 Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, German poet
  • 1725-02-25 Karl Wilhelm Ramler, German poet (Geistliche Kantaten)
  • 1728-01-06 Domingos dos Reis Quita, Portuguese playwright/poet
  • 1728-01-09 Thomas Warton, critic and poet (Pleasures of Melancholy) British Poet Laureate (1785-90), born in Basingstoke (d. 1790)
  • 1729-05-23 Giuseppe Parini, Italian priest/poet (Il Giorno)
  • 1729-07-05 Claudio M da Costa, Brazilian poet
  • 1729-09-27 Michael Denis, Austrian poet, bibliographer and lepidopterist (d. 1800)
  • 1731-11-15 William Cowper, English lawyer/poet (John Gilpin) [OS]
  • 1731-11-26 William Cowper, England, pre-romantic poet (His Task) [NS]
  • 1731-12-12 Erasmus Darwin, Newark-on-Trent, U.K., influential English physician, poet, philosopher, and botanist (and grandfather of Charles Darwin)
  • 1735-10-25 James Beattie, Scotland, poet/philosopher (Essay on Truth)
  • 1738-05-09 John Pindar, [Peter], physician/poet
  • 1738-06-22 Jacques Delille, French poet and translator (d. 1813)
  • 1738-07-24 Elizabeth "Betje" Wolff-Bekker, Dutch author/poet (Sara Burgerhart)
  • 1740-03-06 Giovanni Meli, Siclian poet (Buccolica)
  • 1740-08-15 Matthias Claudius, German poet (d. 1815)
  • 1741-04-08 Jose B da Gama, Portuguese poet (O Uraguai)
  • 1742-03-19 Zacharias H Alewijn, Dutch literary/poet
  • 1743-07-14 Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin, Russian poet (d. 1816)
  • 1743-12-23 Ippolit Bogdanovich, Russian poet (d. 1803)
  • 1744-08-25 Johann G von Herder, German philosopher/theologist/poet
  • 1745-02-20 Henry James Pye, English poet, British Poet Laureate (1790-1813), born in London (d. 1813)
  • 1746-03-27 Michael Bruce, Scottish poet (d. 1767)
  • 1746-08-08 Hieronymus van Alphen, Dutch attorney/poet (church songs)
  • 1746-09-04 Bernardus Bosch, Dutch Patriot/poet/writer, baptised
  • 1749-01-16 Vittorio A Alfieri, Italian count/poet (Maria Stuarda)
  • 1750-09-05 Robert Fergusson, Scottish poet (Scots poems)
  • 1750-10-31 Leonor de Almeida marquesa de Alorna, Portuguese poet
  • 1750-11-07 Friedrich Leopold Graf zu Stolberg, German poet (d. 1819)
  • 1751-02-20 Johann Heinrich Voß, German poet (d. 1826)
  • 1752-01-02 Philip Freneau, poet of American Revolution (The American Village)
  • 1752-11-20 Thomas Chatterton, English poet (Christabel)
  • 1753-02-06 Evariste Desire Desforges chevalier de Parny, French poet

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1753-05-08 Phillis Wheatley, American poet who was both the second published African-American poet and first published African-American woman, born in West Africa (d. 1784)

  • 1754-02-19 Vincenzo Monti, Italian poet/translator (Al Signor di Montgolfier)
  • 1754-06-16 Salawat Yulayev, Bashkir national hero, poet (d. 1800)
  • 1754-12-24 George Crabbe, Aldeburgh England, poet (Everlasting Mercy)
  • 1756-09-07 Willem Bilderdijk, Dutch poet/literature (Disease of Scientists)
  • 1757-03-16 Bengt Lidner, Swedish poet (Medea, Yttersa Domen)
  • 1757-11-12 Jacobus Bellamy, [Zelandus], Zealand poet

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1757-11-28 William Blake, poet/painter (Songs of Innocence & Experience), born in London, England (d. 1827)

Poet/Artist William Blake
Poet/Artist
William Blake

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1759-01-25 Robert Burns, Scottish poet (Auld Lang Syne), born in Alloway, Scotland (d. 1796)

  • 1759-11-10 Frederich von Schiller, Germany, poet/lyricist (Ode to Joy) (d. 1805)
  • 1761-01-23 Friedrich von Matthison, German poet (Adelaide)
  • 1761-12-24 Selam III, poet/composer/sultan of Turkey (1789-1808)
  • 1762-09-24 William Lisle Bowles, English poet (14 Sonnets)
  • 1763-05-11 János Batsányi, Hungarian poet (d. 1845)
  • 1763-07-30 Samuel Rogers, English poet (Italy, a poem)
  • 1764-01-01 John Kinker, Dutch linguist/philosopher/poet (Minderjarige Zangster)
  • 1764-02-11 Marie-Joseph de Chénier, French poet (Cajus Graechus)
  • 1765-06-06 Cornelis Loots, Dutch accountant/poet (Dwingelandij)
  • 1767-01-24 Antony CW Staring, Dutch lawyer/poet (Jaromir)
  • 1767-09-05 August Wilhelm Schlegel, German poet/translator/critic
  • 1768-09-04 Francois René de Chateaubriand, France, poet/novelist (Atala)
  • 1769-02-09 Susette Gontard, the beloved of the poet Friedrich Hölderlin (d. 1802)

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1770-04-07 William Wordsworth, English poet laureate (The Prelude), born in Cockermouth, Cumberland (d. 1850)

  • 1771-08-15 Walter Scott, Scotland, novelist/poet (Lady of Lake)
  • 1771-12-25 Dorothy Wordsworth, English poet and diarist, brother of William Wordsworth, born in Cockermouth, Cumberland (d. 1855)
  • 1771-12-26 Heinrich J von Collin, Austria dramatist/poet (Regulus)
  • 1772-04-11 Manuel Jose Quintana, Spanish author/poet (El Duque de Viseo)

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1772-10-21 Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet (Rime of Ancient Mariner), born in Ottery St Mary, Devon (d. 1834)

Poet, Critic, and Philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Poet, Critic, and Philosopher
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • 1774-08-12 Robert Southey, English writer (The Story of the Three Bears), Poet Laureate (1813-43) and biographer (Nelson), born in Bristol, England (d. 1843)
  • 1774-09-08 Anna K Emmerick/Emmerich, German poet
  • 1775-02-10 Charles Lamb, critic/poet/essayist, born in London, England
  • 1777-02-12 Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué, German poet (d. 1843)
  • 1777-07-27 Thomas Campbell, poet (Hohenlinden, Battle of the Baltic)
  • 1777-10-18 Heinrich von Kleist, Germany, dramatist/poet (Penthesilea)
  • 1777-12-14 Juan N Gallego, Spanish poet/interpreter (El dos the mayo)
  • 1778-01-26 Ugo Foscolo, Italian poet (Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis)
  • 1778-02-06 Ugo Foscolo, Italy, poet (Last Letters of Jacopo Ortis)
  • 1778-09-08 Clemens Brentano, German poet (d. 1842)
  • 1779-05-28 Thomas Moore, Irish poet (d. 1852)
  • 1779-08-01 Francis Scott Key, American lawyer, poet and composer of the lyrics to "Star-Spangled Banner", born in Carroll County, Maryland (d. 1843)
  • 1779-11-14 Adam Gottlob Oehlenschläger, Danish poet (d. 1850)
  • 1780-08-19 Pierre-Jean de Béranger, French poet and songwriter, born in Paris (d. 1857)
  • 1781-01-26 Ludwig Joachim "Achim" von Arnim, German poet (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)
  • 1781-03-17 Ebenezer Elliott, British Poet. Know as the "Corn Law Rhymer'" (d. 1849)
  • 1781-11-29 Andres Bello, Venezuela poet/diplomat/scholar (Silvas Americanas)
  • 1782-10-11 Steen Steensen Blicher, Denmk, poet/short-story writer (E Binddstouw)
  • 1783-01-12 Erik Gustaf Geijer, Swedish historian/poet (Natthimmelen)
  • 1783-01-29 Vasili A Zjukovski, Russian folk poet/translator (Homerus) [NS=Feb 9]
  • 1783-02-09 Vasily Zhukovsky, Russian poet (d. 1852)
  • 1783-12-11 Max von Schenkendorf, German poet
  • 1784-02-27 Elias Annes Borger, Dutch theologist/poet (To the Rhine)
  • 1784-07-27 Denis Davydov, Russian general and poet (d. 1839)
  • 1784-12-07 Allan Cunningham, British poet (d. 1842)
  • 1785-03-07 Alessandro Manzoni, Italy, poet/novelist (Betrothed)
  • 1786-06-20 Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, French poet (d. 1859)
  • 1786-09-18 Justinus AC Kerner, German family doctor/poet/writer
  • 1788-01-22 Lord Byron [George Gordon Byron], English romantic poet (Don Juan), born in London (d. 1824)
  • 1788-03-10 Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, German poet (Das Marmorbild)
  • 1788-04-02 Francisco Balagtas, Filipino poet (d. 1862)
  • 1788-05-16 Friedrich Rückert, German Poet, Translator and Orientalist (d. 1866)
  • 1790-01-09 Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, Swedish poet (Lycksalighetens)
  • 1790-01-19 Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, Swedish historian/poet (Blommorna)
  • 1790-09-20 Francisco Acuna the Figueroa, Uruguayan poet (Toraidas)
  • 1791-09-23 Karl T Korner, German poet (Zriny, Leyer und Schwerdt)
  • 1791-10-26 Charles Sprague, banker/poet (Curiosity), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1791-12-14 Charles Wolfe, Irish poet (d. 1823)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 300 of 1,194

  • 1694-10-12 Matsuo Basho, greatest Japanese haiku poet, dies
  • 1695-04-13 Jean de La Fontaine, poet, dies
  • 1695-04-14 Jean de la Fontaine, French poet (Fables), dies at 73
  • 1695-04-23 Henry Vaughan, poet (Silex Scintillans), dies at 72
  • 1695-04-27 Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, [Asbaje], Mexican poetress/nun, dies at 44
  • 1696-07-09 Waclaw Potocki, Polish poet (Wojna Chocimska), dies
  • 1697-11-02 Constantine Huygens Jr, Poet/painter/cartoonist, buried
  • 1699-04-22 Hans A baron von Abschatz, Silesian poet, dies at 53
  • 1700-05-01 John Dryden, English poet and playwright, first Poet Laureate (1668-1688), dies at 68
  • 1702-01-13 Peter Rabus, Dutch poet/translator (Great Name Book), dies at 41
  • 1703-10-14 Thomas Hansen Kingo, Danish poet (b. 1634)
  • 1706-01-29 Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset, English poet and courtier (b. 1638)
  • 1707-05-03 Michiel de Swaen, South Netherlands physician/poet, dies at 53
  • 1707-06-24 Kaspar von Stieler, German linguist/poet, dies at 74
  • 1707-09-15 George Stepney, English poet and diplomat (b. 1663)
  • 1707-09-24 Vincenzo da Filicaja, Italian poet (b. 1642)
  • 1709-09-04 Jean-Francois Regnard, French comedic poet/slave in Algeria, dies
  • 1711-02-10 Lukas Fencer, Dutch poet (Meleager & Atalante), dies at 22
  • 1711-03-13 Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, French poet and critic (b. 1636)
  • 1712-04-05 John Luyken, poet/etcher (species company), dies at 63
  • 1712-04-10 Yusuf Nabi, Turkish poet (Hayriye), dies at about 77
  • 1713-06-01 Johan Runius, Swedish poet (Dudaim), dies at 34
  • 1714-03-27 Anton Ulrich, German duke of Brunswick/poet, dies at 80
  • 1715-08-12 Nahum Tate, English poet/playwright/poet laureate, dies
  • 1716-02-19 Dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (b. 1634)
  • 1717-07-21 Niccolo Amenta, Italian poet (La Gostanza), dies
  • 1718-12-06 Nicholas Rowe, English poet and dramatist (Tamerlane) Poet Laureate (1715-18), dies at 45
  • 1719-06-17 Joseph Addison, English poet/writer/secretary of state, dies at 47
  • 1720-06-27 Guillaume Amfrye de Chaulieu, French poet (b. 1639)
  • 1721-02-24 John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, English statesman and poet (b. 1648)
  • 1721-09-18 Matthew Prior, poet/diplomat, dies
  • 1721-10-04 Abraham Alewijn, poet/playwright (Beslikte Swaantje), dies at 36
  • 1722-01-07 Antoine Coypel, French painter/poet, dies at 60
  • 1726-05-14 John B Wellekens, poet/painter (Wedding Guests), dies
  • 1727-05-02 Paul Aler, French jesuit/poet (Gradus ad Parnassum), dies at 70
  • 1729-01-04 Meir Bacharach, Hebrew poet, dies
  • 1729-08-15 Benjamin Neukirch, German poet (Herrn von Hofmannswaldau), dies at 64
  • 1730-07-16 Elijiah Fenton, poet, dies
  • 1730-09-27 Laurence Eusden, English poet, Poet Laureate (1718-30), dies at 42
  • 1732-12-04 John Gay, English poet (Beggar's Opera), dies at 47
  • 1733-12-31 Hubert K Poot, Dutch poet (Akkerleven), dies at 44
  • 1735-04-05 Samuel Wesley, English poet (b. 1662)
  • 1736-07-16 Thomas Yalden, poet/fable writer, dies
  • 1737-02-20 Elizabeth Rowe, poet, dies
  • 1740-04-23 Thomas Tickell, poet, dies
  • 1741-03-17 Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French poet (b. 1671)
  • 1742-07-19 William Somervile, English poet (b. 1675)
  • 1743-04-30 Pedro de Peralta y Barnuevo, Peruvian playwright/poet, dies
  • 1743-08-01 Richard Savage, English poet/playwright, dies at about 46

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1744-05-30 Alexander Pope, English poet (The Rape of the Lock), dies at 56

  • 1744-07-14 Immanuel J Pyra, German poet (Temple of True Poetry), dies at 28
  • 1746-02-04 Robert Blair, Scottish poet (Grave), dies at 46
  • 1747-01-16 Barthold Heinrich Brockes, German poet (b. 1680)
  • 1748-08-27 James Thomson, Scottish poet (Rule, Britannia), dies at 47
  • 1749-06-18 Ambrose Philips, English poet (b. 1674)
  • 1751-05-24 William Hamilton, of Gilbertsfield, poet, dies
  • 1754-10-28 Friedrich von Hagedorn, German poet (b. 1708)
  • 1757-11-12 Colley Cibber, English actor, dramatist and poet, Poet Laureate (1730-57), dies at 86
  • 1758-01-07 Allan Ramsay Sr, Scottish poet (Gentle Shepherd), dies at 71
  • 1758-07-24 John Dyer, British poet, dies at 58
  • 1759-06-12 William Collins, English poet (Ode to Simplicity), dies at 37
  • 1759-08-24 Ewald C von Kleist, German poet, dies at 44
  • 1760-12-14 Kacic Miosic, Croatian poet (Razgovar Ugodni Naroda Slovinskoga), dies
  • 1763-01-11 Caspar Abel, German theologian, historian, and poet (b. 1676)
  • 1763-01-29 Louis Racine, French poet (b. 1692)
  • 1763-02-11 William Shenstone, English poet (b. 1714)
  • 1763-08-09 John Althuysen, Fries vicar/poet (Frysk Jierboek), dies at 47
  • 1763-09-26 John Byron, English poet (b. 1692)
  • 1763-10-17 Arnold Hoogvliet, poet (Abraham the patriarch), dies at 76
  • 1764-06-03 Hans A Brorson, Danish poet/bishop of Ribe, dies at 69
  • 1765-04-05 Edward Young, English poet (Love of Fame), dies at 81
  • 1765-04-15 Michail v Lomonosov, Russian scholar/poet, dies at 53
  • 1767-07-15 Michael Bruce, Scottish poet (b. 1746)
  • 1768-07-04 Willem van Hairs, Fries nobleman/poet (Suicide), dies at 58
  • 1768-08-17 Vasily Kirillovich Trediakovsky, Russian poet (b. 1703)
  • 1768-12-20 Carlo Innocenzio Maria Frugoni, Italian poet (b. 1692)
  • 1769-04-03 Gerhard Tersteegen, German evangelist/poet (in blood), dies at 71
  • 1770-06-23 Mark Akenside, English poet and physician (b. 1721)
  • 1770-08-24 Thomas Chatterton, English poet (Revenge), dies
  • 1770-08-26 Domingos dos Reis Quita, Portuguese playwright/poet, dies at 42
  • 1771-05-21 Christopher Smart, English poet (b. 1722)
  • 1771-07-07 Thomas Gray, English poet (Elegy), dies at 54
  • 1771-07-30 Thomas Gray, English poet, dies at 54
  • 1772-11-10 Pedro Antonio Joaquim Correa da Serra Garção, Portuguese poet (b. 1724)
  • 1774-04-04 Oliver Goldsmith, Irish poet (She Stoops to Conquer), dies at 17
  • 1775-10-02 Chiyo-ni, Japanese poet (b. 1703)
  • 1777-06-16 Jean-Baptiste-Louis Gresset, French poet and dramatist (b. 1709)
  • 1779-09-02 Onno Zwier van Hairs, Fries poet (Agon), dies at 66
  • 1780-02-18 Kristijonas Donelaitis, Lithuanian poet (b. 1714)
  • 1781-05-08 Richard Jago, English poet (b. 1715)
  • 1781-11-04 Johann Nikolaus Götz, German poet (b. 1721)
  • 1782-04-12 Metastasio, Italian poet and librettist (b. 1698)

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1784-12-05 Phillis Wheatley, American poet and first published African-American woman, dies in Boston at 31

  • 1785-04-14 William Whitehead, English writer and poet, British Poet Laureate (1757-85), dies at about 70
  • 1785-10-30 Gustaf P Creutz, Swedish diplomat/poet (Daphne), dies at 54
  • 1785-11-25 Richard Glover, British poet (b. 1712)
  • 1785-12-29 Johan Herman Wessel, Norwegian poet (b. 1742)
  • 1786-03-11 Jacobus Bellamy, [Zelandus], Dutch/Swiss poet, dies at 28
  • 1788-04-22 Zacharias H Alewijn, Dutch poet, dies 46
  • 1788-06-12 Johann A Cramer, prime minister/poet, dies at 65