Poetry History (Part 4)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 1,405

  • 1792-08-04 Percy Bysshe Shelley, England, romantic poet (Adonais)
  • 1793-07-03 John Claire, England, poet
  • 1793-07-13 John Clare, Northamptonshire peasant poet (Shepard's Calendar)
  • 1793-09-25 Felicia Dorothea Hermans, poet
  • 1794-08-10 Leopold Zunz, German scientist (Synagogical Poetry)
  • 1794-11-03 William Cullen Bryant, poet (Thanatopsis)

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1795-10-31 John Keats, romantic poet (Ode to a Grecian Urn), born in London, England (d. 1821)

Romantic Poet John Keats
Romantic Poet
John Keats
  • 1796-02-01 Abraham Emanuel Fröhlich, Swiss poet (d. 1865)
  • 1796-09-19 Hartley Coleridge, English poet (d. 1849)
  • 1796-12-19 Manuel Breton de los Herreros, Quel Spain, poet/comic playwright
  • 1796-12-27 Mirza Ghalib, Indian poet (d. 1869)
  • 1797-10-13 William Motherwell, Scottish civil servant/poet
  • 1797-12-13 Heinrich Heine, Germany, poet/lyricist (Schubert, Liszt)
  • 1798-01-29 Henry Neele, poet, born in London, England
  • 1798-04-08 Dionysios Solomos, poet
  • 1798-06-29 Giacomo Leopardi, Italian poet (d. 1837)
  • 1798-12-24 Adam B Mickiewicz, Poland, national poet (Pan Tadeusz)
  • 1799-03-07 Frantisek L Celakovsky, Czech poet (national anthem, folk song)
  • 1799-03-20 Karl August Nicander, Swedish poet (d. 1839)
  • 1799-05-23 Thomas Hood, English poet/composer (Song of the Shirt)
  • 1799-06-06 Alexander Pushkin, Russian writer and poet (Eugene Onegin) (5/26 OS)
  • 1799-11-29 Amos Bronson Alcott, US educator/poet (Concord Days)
  • 1800-03-02 Evgeny Baratynsky, Russian poet (d. 1844)
  • 1800-10-25 Thomas Babington Macaulay, England, poet/historian (Ivry, Naaseby)
  • 1800-12-03 France Preseren, Slovenian poet (Krst pri Savici)
  • 1800-12-04 Emil Aarestrup, Danish physician/poet (Ritornellen)
  • 1800-12-17 Gergely Czuczor, Hung/Czech poet/translator (Great Hung dictionary)
  • 1801-11-24 Ludwig Bechstein, German poet (d. 1860)
  • 1802-06-02 Adrian van der Hoop Jr, Dutch poet/critic
  • 1802-07-26 Winthrop Mackworth Praed, poet/politician, born in London, England
  • 1802-08-13 Nikolaus Lenau, Hungary, German poet (Faust, Die Albigenser)
  • 1802-08-14 Letitia Elizabeth Landon, England, poet (Heath's Book of Beauty)
  • 1803-01-15 Marjory Fleming, Scottish writer and poet (d. 1811)
  • 1803-06-30 Thomas Lovell Beddoes, English poet
  • 1803-10-11 Albartus Telting, Frisian poet (Frisianch Jierboeckjen)
  • 1803-11-18 Cornelius Broere, Dutch priest/poet
  • 1803-12-05 Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev, Russian poet (d. 1873)
  • 1804-01-21 Eliza Roxcy Snow, American poet (d. 1887)
  • 1804-01-31 Jozsef Bajza, Hungarian author/poet/critic
  • 1804-02-05 Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Finland, poet
  • 1804-05-01 Aleksey Khomyakov, Russian poet (d. 1860)
  • 1804-08-30 Aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka) [OS]
  • 1804-09-08 Eduard Mörike, German poet (d. 1875)
  • 1804-09-11 Aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka) [NS]
  • 1806-01-05 Andre H C van Hasselt, Belgian poet (La Belgium)

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1806-03-06 Elizabeth Barrett Browning, English poet ("Sonnets from the Portuguese"), born in Kelloe, Durham (d. 1861)

  • 1806-06-13 Bernard ter Haar, Dutch vicar/poet/church historian
  • 1807-02-27 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Portland Maine, poet (Hiawatha)
  • 1807-03-07 Franz Grave von Pocci, German poet/composer (Der Alchemist)
  • 1807-04-01 Fredrik Cygnaeus, Finnish poet/literature critic
  • 1807-12-17 John Greenleaf Whittier, US, poet (Snow-bound)
  • 1807-12-22 Johann Sebastian Welhaven, Norwegian poet (d. 1873)
  • 1808-03-12 Gerrit van der Linde Jz, "Schoolmaster", Dutch poet
  • 1808-03-25 Jose de Espronceda y Delgado, Spanish revolutionary/poet (Cortes)
  • 1809-01-01 John Pieter Heije, Dutch physician/writer/poet (Silver Fleet)
  • 1809-02-07 Frederik Paludan-Muller, Danish Romantic poet (Danserinden)
  • 1809-06-15 François-Xavier Garneau, French-Canadian poet and historian (d. 1866)
  • 1809-07-08 Ljudwit Gaj, Croatian writer/poet (Pjesma iz Zagorja)

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1809-08-06 Alfred Lord Tennyson, British Poet Laureate of Great Britain, born in Somersby, Lincolnshire (d. 1892)

  • 1809-08-23 Juliusz Slowacki, Polish poet (Trip to H Land)
  • 1810-03-10 Samuel Ferguson, Irish poet (d. 1886)
  • 1810-06-30 Stanko Vraz, [Jakob Frass], Slovenian/Croatian poet (illyrism)
  • 1810-12-25 Alexandros Rhizos Rhankaves, Greek poet and statesman (d. 1892)
  • 1811-08-31 Theophile Gautier, Tarbas France, writer/poet (Albertus)
  • 1811-11-07 Karel J Erben, Czech poet (Bouquet)
  • 1812-01-13 Victor de Laprade, French poet and critic (d. 1883)

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1812-05-07 Robert Browning, poet (Pied Piper), born in London, England

  • 1812-05-23 Henri A Esquiros, French poet/writer (Les Vierges Folles)
  • 1812-11-04 Aleardo [Gaetano] Aleardi, Italian/East poet (Lettere a Maria)
  • 1813-08-05 Ivar A Aasen, Norwegian linguistic/poet
  • 1813-11-13 Peter II Petrovic Njegos, poet/ruler of Montenegro (1830-51)
  • 1813-11-30 Hermann Kurz, German author/poet
  • 1813-11-30 Louise-Victorine Ackermann, French poet (d. 1890)
  • 1814-02-25 Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian national poet/painter (3/9 NS) [OS]
  • 1814-03-09 Taras Shevchenko, Ukraine, national poet/painter/prof of Kiev [NS]
  • 1814-10-03 Mikhail Yurevich Lermontov, Russian poet/writer (Demon & other poems)
  • 1814-11-08 Girolamo/Jeromin de Rada, Albanian poet (Skanderbeku)
  • 1815-04-24 Anthony Trollope, English novelist/poet (Barchester Towers)
  • 1816-04-22 Philip James Bailey, English poet (Festus)
  • 1817-01-14 Harmen S Sytstra, Dutch poet/editor (Iduna)
  • 1817-02-21 Jose Zorrilla y Moral, Vallodolid Spain, poet/dramatist (El rey Loco)
  • 1817-03-02 Janos Arany, Hungary, epic poet (Toldi, Death of King Buda)
  • 1817-03-29 Constantine S Aksakov, Russian historian/poet
  • 1817-05-14 Alexander Kaufmann, German poet (d. 1893)
  • 1817-08-24 Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Russian poet, writer and playwright (d. 1875)
  • 1817-09-05 Aleksei K Tolstoi, [Kozjma Prutkov], Russian poet/writer [NS]
  • 1817-09-24 Ramon de Campoamor Campoosorio, Spanish poet (Doloras)
  • 1818-04-06 Aasmund Olavsson Vinje, Norwegian poet (d. 1870)
  • 1818-05-01 Jose Amador de los Rios, Spanish historian/poet
  • 1818-10-28 Ivan Turgenev, Russia, novelist/poet/playwright (Fathers & Sons) [OS]
  • 1818-11-09 Ivan Turgenev, Russia, novelist/poet/playwright (Fathers & Sons) [NS]
  • 1819-01-01 Arthur Hugh Clough, poet, friend of Matthew Arnold
  • 1819-02-22 James Russell Lowell, poet/critic/diplomat/abolitionist

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1819-05-31 Walt Whitman, American poet (Leaves of Grass), born in West Hills, New York (d. 1892)

  • 1819-12-18 Yakov Petrovich Polonsky, Russian poet (Stichotvorenija)
  • 1819-12-23 Jan Jakob Lodewijk ten Kate, Dutch poet and clergyman (d. 1889)
  • 1820-01-17 Anne Brontë, English novelist/poet (Tenant of Wildfell Hall), born in Thornton, West Yorkshire (d. 1849)
  • 1820-01-22 Hermann von Lingg, German playwright/poet
  • 1820-03-17 Jean Ingelow, English poet (d. 1897)
  • 1820-04-26 Alice Cary, American poet (Cincinnati Sentinel), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 400 of 1,194

  • 1788-10-13 Robert Nugent, 1st Earl Nugent, Irish politician and poet (b. 1702)
  • 1789-10-24 Lucretia W van Winter-van Merken, Dutch poet, dies at 68
  • 1790-05-21 Thomas Warton, English critic and poet (Pleasures of Melancholy) British Poet Laureate (1785-90), dies at 62
  • 1793-01-04 Bengt Lidner, Swedish poet (Medea/Yttersa domen), dies at 35
  • 1794-07-25 Andrea-Marie Chenier, French poet (Avis aux Francais sur leurs), dies
  • 1795-04-12 Rainieri de Calzabigi, Italian librettist and poet, dies at 80
  • 1795-07-31 Jose B da Gama, Portuguese poet (East Uraguay), dies at 54
  • 1796-02-17 James Macpherson, Scottish writer and poet, dies at 59
  • 1796-05-12 Johann P Uz, German poet (Theodicee), dies at 75

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1796-07-21 Robert Burns, Scottish poet (Auld Lang Syne), dies at 37

  • 1798-04-11 Karl Wilhelm Ramler, German poet (b. 1725)
  • 1799-08-15 Giuseppe Parini, Italian poet (b. 1729)
  • 1799-10-05 Antonio Dinis da Cruz e Silva, Portuguese poet (O Hissope), dies at 68
  • 1800-04-25 William Cowper, English lawyer/poet (Olney Hymns), dies at 68
  • 1800-09-29 Michael Denis, Austrian poet (b. 1729)
  • 1803-01-18 Ippolit Bogdanovich, Russian poet (b. 1743)
  • 1803-02-09 Jean François de Saint-Lambert, French poet (b. 1716)
  • 1803-03-14 Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, German poet, dies at 78
  • 1803-04-02 Hieronymus van Alphen, Dutch attorney/poet (church hymns), dies at 56
  • 1803-08-18 James Beattie, Scottish poet/philosopher (Essay on Truth), dies at 67
  • 1803-12-18 Johann G von Herder, German philosopher/theologist/poet, dies at 59
  • 1805-05-09 Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller, German poet/playwright, dies at 45
  • 1806-10-28 Charlotte Turner Smith, British poet and novelist (b. 1749)
  • 1808-07-29 Selam III, poet/composer/sultan of Turkey (1789-1808), dies
  • 1811-01-10 Marie-Joseph Chénier, French poet (b. 1764)
  • 1811-07-28 Heinrich J von Collin, Austria dramatist/poet (Coriolan), dies
  • 1813-08-11 Henry James Pye, English poet, British Poet Laureate (1790-1813), dies at 68
  • 1813-08-26 Karl Theodor Korner, German poet (Vetter aus Bremen), dies at 21
  • 1815-12-20 Giovanni Meli, Sicilian poet (Buccolica), dies at 75
  • 1816-07-20 Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin, Russian poet (b. 1743)
  • 1817-12-11 Max von Schenkendorf, German poet, dies at 34
  • 1819-12-05 Friedrich Leopold Graf zu Stolberg, German poet (b. 1750)
  • 1820-09-21 Joseph R Drake, US poet (American Flag), dies at 25)
  • 1820-10-12 Elias Annes Borger, theologist/poet (Ode on the Rhine), dies at 36

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1821-02-23 John Keats, Romantic poet, dies of tuberculosis at 25 in Rome

Romantic Poet John Keats
Romantic Poet
John Keats
  • 1822-07-08 Percy Bysshe Shelley, English poet (Prometheus unbound), drowns at 29
  • 1823-01-21 Cayetano José Rodríguez, Argentine cleric, journalist and poet (b. 1761)
  • 1823-02-07 Ann Radcliffe (Ward), English poet/author of horror novels, dies at 58
  • 1824-02-09 Anna K Emmerick/Emmerich, German poet, dies at 49
  • 1824-04-19 George Gorden Noel "Lord" Byron, poet, dies at 36
  • 1826-07-25 Kondraty Fyodorovich Ryleyev, Russian poet and revolutionary (b. 1795)

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1827-08-12 William Blake, English poet/painter, dies at 69

Poet/Artist William Blake
Poet/Artist
William Blake
  • 1827-09-18 Robert Pollok, poet, dies
  • 1827-10-10 Ugo Foscolo, Italian poet, dies at 49
  • 1829-01-12 Friedrich von Schlegel, German cultural philosopher/poet, dies at 56
  • 1831-01-04 Nikola P Neofit Rilski, Bulgaria abbot/poet, dies at 37
  • 1831-07-21 Emil Aarestrup, Danish physician/poet (Ritornellen), dies at 55
  • 1831-12-18 Willem Bilderdijk, Dutch poet/literary (My Relief), dies at 75
  • 1832-02-03 George Crabbe, English vicar/poet (Borough), dies at 77
  • 1832-09-21 Walter Scott, Scottish attorney/poet/writer (Ivanhoe), dies

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1834-07-25 Samuel Taylor Coleridge, British poet, dies at 61

Poet, Critic, and Philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Poet, Critic, and Philosopher
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • 1834-10-19 Cornelis Loots, accountant/poet (Volkswoede), dies at 69
  • 1835-05-16 Felicia Dorothea Hemans, poet/hymn writer, dies
  • 1835-11-16 Louis Angely, German comedic poet (Paris in Pommern), dies at 48
  • 1836-11-05 Karel Hynek Mácha, Czech poet (b. 1810)
  • 1837-02-10 Alexander Pushkin, Russian poet and writer (Eugene Onegin), killed in a duel at 37 (1/29 OS)
  • 1837-10-15 Ivan Dmitriev, Russian statesman and poet (b. 1760)
  • 1838-01-16 Aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka), dies at 33 [OS]
  • 1838-01-28 Aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka), dies at 33 [NS]
  • 1839-02-07 Karl August Nicander, Swedish poet (b. 1799)
  • 1839-04-22 Denis Davydov, Russian general and poet (b. 1784)
  • 1839-06-30 Johan O Wallin, Swedish poet/archbishop (Dead Angel), dies
  • 1839-07-15 Winthrop Mackworth Praed, politician/poet, dies
  • 1839-10-11 Leonor de Almeida marquesa de Alorna, Portuguese poet, dies at 88
  • 1840-08-18 Antony CW Staring, Dutch patriot/poet (Jaromir), dies at 73
  • 1841-07-27 Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov, poet/novelist, dies
  • 1842-04-07 Henrik A Bjerregaard, Norw writer/poet (Fjeldeventyret), dies at 50
  • 1842-05-23 Jose de Espronceda y Delgado, Spanish revolutionary/poet, dies at 34
  • 1842-10-19 Aleksey Koltsov, Russian poet (b. 1808)
  • 1842-10-30 Allan Cunningham, Scottish poet and author (b. 1784)
  • 1843-01-11 Francis Scott Key, American lawyer, poet and composer of the lyrics to "Star Spangled Banner" dies at 63
  • 1843-03-21 Robert Southey, English writer (The Story of the Three Bears), Poet Laureate (1813-43) and biographer (Nelson), dies at 68
  • 1843-06-06 Friedrich Hölderlin, German poet and dramatist (b. 1770)
  • 1844-06-15 Thomas Campbell, poet (Ye Mariners of England), dies at 66
  • 1844-07-11 Evgeny Baratynsky, Russian poet (b. 1800)
  • 1845-05-12 August Wilhelm Schlegel, German poet/interpreter/critic, dies at 77
  • 1845-05-12 János Bacsanyi, Hungarian poet (b. 1763)
  • 1845-09-16 John Kinker, translator/philosopher/poet, dies at 81
  • 1846-11-06 Alexander Chavchavadze, Georgian poet and general
  • 1847-06-09 Pierre-Simon Ballanche, French philosopher/poet (Orphée), dies
  • 1847-12-11 Moritz Grave von Strachwitz, German poet, dies at 25
  • 1848-03-20 Abraham des Amorie van der Hoeven, Dutch theologist/poet, dies at 27
  • 1849-01-26 Thomas Lovell Beddoes, English poet (Death's Jest-Book), suicide at 45
  • 1849-02-08 France Preseren, Slovenian poet (Sonetni Venec), dies at 48
  • 1849-04-03 Juliusz Slowacki, Pol poet (Father of the Plague-Patient), dies at 39

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1849-10-07 Edgar Allan Poe, American writer, poet and critic, dies in Baltimore at 40

  • 1850-01-20 Adam Oehlenschläger, Danish poet (b. 1779)
  • 1850-04-07 William Lisle Bowles, English poet (14 Sonnets), dies at 87

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1850-04-23 William Wordsworth, English Romantic poet (The Prelude), dies at 80

  • 1850-08-06 Edward Walsh, Irish poet (b. 1805)
  • 1851-05-24 Stanko Vraz, [Jakob Frass], Slavic poet (Grammatica), dies at 40
  • 1852-02-17 Micha Joseph Levenson, Hebrew poet, dies
  • 1852-02-25 Thomas Moore, Irish poet and musician, dies at 72
  • 1852-04-19 Vasili A Zjukovski, Russian folk poet/translator (Homerus), dies at 69
  • 1852-04-24 Vasily Zhukovsky, Russian poet (b. 1783)
  • 1852-08-05 Frantisek L Celakovsky, Czech slavist/poet, dies at 53
  • 1853-01-09 Juan N Gallego, Spanish poet/interpreter (El dos de Mayo), dies at 75
  • 1853-06-18 Branko Radicevic, Serbian poet (1st Serbian Uprising), dies
  • 1855-01-10 Mary Russell Mitford, Engl playwright/poet (Julian), dies at 67
  • 1855-07-07 Konstantin Batyushkov, Russian poet (b. 1787)