Poetry History (Part 4)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 1,404

  • 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, English Romantic poet (Ode to a Grecian Urn), born in London (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, poet (Hiawatha), born in Portland, Maine
  • 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
  • 1820-08-13 Joseph Alberdingk Thijm, [Pauwels Foreestier], poet (Dietsche Warande)

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, English Romantic poet (Ode to a Grecian Urn), 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

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1824-04-19 Lord Byron [George Gordon Byron], British romantic poet (Childe Harold's Pilgrimage) , dies at 36

Romantic Poet Lord Byron
Romantic Poet
Lord Byron
  • 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 (The Pit and the Pendulum) considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre (Murders in the Rue Morgue), 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, English playwright and poet (Julian), dies at 67
  • 1855-07-07 Konstantin Batyushkov, Russian poet (b. 1787)