Poetry History (Part 5)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 1,404

  • 1820-12-05 Afanasy Fet, Russian poet (d. 1892)
  • 1821-02-15 Abraham de Amorie van der de Have, theologist/poet
  • 1821-03-19 William Allingham, Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Irish poet (The Fairies, Laurence Bloomfield in Ireland)
  • 1821-04-09 Charles-Pierre Baudelaire, France, symbolist poet (Flowers of Evil)
  • 1821-06-04 Apollon Maykov, Russian poet (d. 1897)
  • 1821-07-21 Vasile Alecsandri, Romania, poet/ Foreign Minister/diplomat
  • 1821-09-24 Cyprian K Norwid, Polish painter/poet/playwright (Wanda)
  • 1821-12-10 Nikolai A Nekrasov, Russian poet, writer and publisher (Russkije Zjenjshiny)
  • 1821-12-27 Jane Wilde, Irish poet, nationalist and mother of Oscar Wilde, born in Wexford (d. 1896)
  • 1822-02-13 Lev A Mej, Russian nobleman/poet
  • 1822-03-13 Moritz Grave von Strachwitz, German poet

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1822-12-24 Matthew Arnold, English poet and critic (Dover Beach), born in Laleham, England (d. 1888)

Poet/Critic Matthew Arnold
Poet/Critic
Matthew Arnold
  • 1823-01-01 Sándor Petőfi, Hungarian poet and revolutionary (d. 1849)
  • 1823-07-23 Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore, English poet
  • 1824-01-08 Francisco González Bocanegra, Mexican poet (d. 1861)
  • 1824-03-15 Branko Radicevic, Serbian poet (1st Serbian Uprising)
  • 1824-04-05 Sydney Thompson Dobell, poet (Roman)
  • 1824-09-04 Phoebe Cary, American poet (Poems of Alice & Phoebe Cary), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1824-09-28 Francis Turner Palgrave, England, poet (Golden Treasury)/prof (Oxford)
  • 1825-01-11 Bayard Taylor, U.S. poet and writer (d. 1878
  • 1826-03-20 Carel Vosmaer, Dutch art historian/poet/editor
  • 1826-05-03 Charles XV Louis E, King of Sweden/Norway (1859-72)/poet
  • 1826-08-07 Carl AE Ahlqvist, [A Oksanen], Finnish poet (Suomalainen Runousoppi)
  • 1827-04-16 Octave Crémazie, French Canadian poet (d. 1879)
  • 1827-09-05 Goffredo Mameli, Italian poet and writer (d. 1849)
  • 1828-02-12 George Meredith, England, poet/novelist (Shaving of Shagpat)
  • 1828-05-12 Gabriel Dante Rossetti, England, poet/painter, Pre-Raphaelite figure
  • 1828-12-23 Mathilde Wesendonk, German writer/poet (Tagebuchblatter)
  • 1829-01-21 Oscar II Frederik, King of Sweden (1872-1907)/Norway (-1905)/poet
  • 1829-11-21 Peter A de Genestet, Dutch vicar/poet
  • 1830-03-08 João de Deus, Portuguese poet (d. 1896)
  • 1830-03-24 Robert Hamerling, Austrian poet (d. 1889)
  • 1830-03-26 Eliza Laurillard, Dutch vicar/poet/writer
  • 1830-04-05 Alexander Muir, Lesmahagow Scotland, poet (Maple Leaf Forever)
  • 1830-05-06 Guido Gezelle, Flemish priest/poet
  • 1830-05-25 Jules de Geyter, Belgian poet (International)

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1830-09-08 Frederic Mistral, French Provencal poet (Nobel 1904), born in Maillane, France (d. 1914)

Provencal Poet Frederic Mistral
Provencal Poet
Frederic Mistral
  • 1830-12-05 Christina Rossetti, poet (Winter Rain, Passing Away), born in London, England

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1830-12-10 Emily Dickinson, American poet (Collected Poems), born in Amherst, Massachusetts (d. 1886)

  • 1831-04-08 Allard Pierson, Dutch theologiost/philosopher/art historian/poet
  • 1832-04-15 Wilhelm Busch, German poet (d. 1908)
  • 1832-10-12 Walter T Watts-Dunton, England, lawyer/poet/writer (Aylwin)
  • 1833-02-07 Ricardo Palma, Peru, writer/poet (Tradiciones Peruanas)
  • 1834-02-09 Felix Dahn, German Historian, jurist and poet, born in Hamburg (d. 1912)
  • 1834-03-24 William Morris, England, designer/craftsman/poet/socialist
  • 1834-07-01 Jadwiga Łuszczewska, Polish poet (d. 1908)
  • 1834-10-10 Aleksis Kivi, [Stenvall], Finland, writer/poet (Nummisuutarit)
  • 1834-11-10 Jose Hernandez, Argentina poet (MartinFierro)
  • 1835-01-17 Antanas Baranauskas, Lithuanian bishop/poet/dialectologist
  • 1835-01-18 Jan van Droogenbroeck, Flemish poet
  • 1835-05-30 Alfred Austin, Leeds England, poet laureate of England (Garden)
  • 1836-02-17 Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Spanish poet (d. 1870)
  • 1836-05-17 Virginie Loveling, Belgian writer and poet (d. 1923)

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1836-11-18 William Schwenck Gilbert, English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator (Gilbert & Sullivan), born in London, England

English Dramatist William Schwenck Gilbert
English Dramatist
William Schwenck Gilbert
  • 1837-01-04 Casimiro de Abreu, Brazil, poet (Camoes e o jau)
  • 1837-02-24 Rosalía de Castro, Santiago de Compostela Galician writer and poet ('Séculos Escuros') (d. 1885)
  • 1837-04-05 Algernon Charles Swinburne, England, poet (Atalanta in Calydon)
  • 1837-04-10 Forceythe Willson, American poet (d. 1867)
  • 1838-03-31 Leon Dierx, French poet
  • 1838-06-17 Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyaya/Chatterjee, Bengali writer and poet (Vande Mataram)
  • 1839-03-16 René F Armand Sully-Prudhomme, France, poet, 1st Nobel winner (1901)
  • 1839-04-18 Henry Clarence Kendall, New South Wales Australia, poet (Bell Birds)
  • 1839-11-16 Louis-Honoré Fréchette, French Canadian poet (d. 1908)
  • 1840-01-18 Austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer
  • 1840-03-18 William Cosmo Monkhouse, English poet and critic (d. 1901)
  • 1840-06-02 Thomas Hardy, poet and novelist (Far from the Madding Crowd), born in Higher Bockhampton, Dorset (d. 1928)
  • 1840-06-03 Eugeen van Oye, Flemish writer/poet (Morning Twilight)
  • 1840-09-09 Gentil T Antheunis, Flemish poet/music/composer
  • 1840-11-15 Aleksei N Apuchtin, Russian poet/friend of Tsjaikovski [NS=11/27]
  • 1840-11-25 Hugo Verriest, Flemish author/poet (Flemish Movement)
  • 1840-11-27 Aleksei N Apuchtin, Russian poet/friend of Tsjaikovski [OS=11/15]
  • 1840-12-11 Kemal Bey, Turkey, poet/author (Fatherland-1872)
  • 1841-03-07 Olegario Victor Andrade, Argentina, poet (El nido de condores)
  • 1841-05-22 Catulle Mendès, French poet (d. 1909)
  • 1841-07-23 Edmund John Armstrong, Irish poet, born in Dublin (d. 1865)
  • 1841-08-17 Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet
  • 1842-01-12 Francois Coppee, French poet
  • 1842-02-03 Sidney Clopton Lanier, US, composer/poet (Hall of Fame)
  • 1842-03-10 Ina Donna Coolbrith, US, poet laureate of Calif
  • 1842-03-18 Stéphane Mallarmé, French poet (d. 1898)
  • 1842-04-18 Antero Tarquinio de Quental, Portuguese poet (Beatrice)
  • 1842-04-25 Antonio Fogazzarro, Italian writer/poet (Il santo/Leila)
  • 1842-06-02 Constantly AM Cap, Flemish poet/etcher
  • 1842-10-01 Charles Cros, French mathematician/chemist/poet (Le Hareng Saur)
  • 1842-12-22 Jose Maria de Heredia, Cuba, French sonnet poet
  • 1843-07-31 Peter Rosegger, Austrian poet (d. 1918)
  • 1843-12-21 Thomas Bracken, Irish-born New Zealand poet (d. 1898)
  • 1843-12-24 Lydia Koidula, Estonian poet (d. 1886)
  • 1844-03-30 Paul M Verlaine, France, lyric poet (Sagesse Bonbeur)
  • 1844-06-03 Detlev [Freiherr Friedrich A von] Liliencron, German poet
  • 1844-07-28 Gerard Manley Hopkins, England, poet (Windhover)
  • 1844-08-29 Edward Carpenter, English poet (d. 1929)
  • 1844-10-23 Robert S Bridges, England, poet laureate (Eros & Psyche)
  • 1844-10-23 Robert Bridges, English poet, British Poet Laureate (1913-30), born in Walmer, Kent (d. 1930)
  • 1845-04-24 Carl Spitteler, Switz, poet (Prometheus & Epimetheus; Nobel 1919)
  • 1845-07-18 Tristan Corbière, French poet (d. 1875)
  • 1845-08-10 Abai Qunanbaiuli, Kazakh poet, composer and philosopher (d. 1904)
  • 1846-03-11 Antonio C G Crespo, Brazilian/Portuguese poet
  • 1846-05-25 Naim Frashëri, Albanian poet and writer(d. 1900)
  • 1847-03-14 Antonio de Castro Alves, Brazilian poet (Espumas Flutuantes)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 401 - 500 of 1,194

  • 1855-11-26 Adam B Mickiewicz, Polish poet (Polish Legion), dies at 56
  • 1856-02-17 Heinrich Heine, German poet, dies at 58 in Paris
  • 1857-02-09 Dionysios Solomos, Greek poet of the Greek national anthem (b. 1798)
  • 1857-03-11 Manuel Jose Quintana, Spanish author/poet (A la paz), dies at 84
  • 1857-05-02 LC Alfred the Musset, French poet (Lesson caprices Marianne), dies
  • 1857-07-16 Pierre-Jean de Baranger, poet, dies
  • 1857-11-26 Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, German poet (That Freier), dies at 69
  • 1858-01-27 Gerrit van der Linde Jz, Dutch "Principal", poet, dies at 49
  • 1858-03-03 Jozsef Bajza, Hungarian author/poet/critic, dies at 54
  • 1858-10-10 Karl A Varnhagen von Ense, German author/poet/diplomat, dies at 73
  • 1859-02-23 Zygmunt Krasiński, Polish Romantic poet (b. 1812)
  • 1860-09-03 Aleksey Khomyakov, Russian poet (b. 1804)
  • 1860-09-18 Casimiro de Abreu, Brazilians poet (Primaveras), dies
  • 1860-12-07 Constantine S Aksakov, Russian historian/poet, dies at 43
  • 1860-12-28 Cornelius Broere, Dutch RC clergyman/poet, dies at 57
  • 1861-03-10 Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian poet (b. 1814)
  • 1861-04-11 Francisco González Bocanegra, Mexican poet (b. 1824)

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1861-06-29 Elizabeth Barrett Browning, British poet and writer ("How Do I Love thee"), dies at 55

  • 1861-07-02 Peter A de Genestet, vicar/poet, dies at 31
  • 1862-02-11 Elizabeth Siddal, British poet and artist (b. 1829)
  • 1862-02-21 Justinus A C Kerner, German family doctor/poet/writer, dies at 75
  • 1862-03-02 Frederick West Lander, US Union brig-general/poet, dies at 40
  • 1862-04-04 Harmen S Sytstra, Dutch poet/editor (Iduna), dies at 45
  • 1862-05-16 Lev A Ms, Russian nobleman/poet, dies at 40
  • 1862-05-28 Lev A Ms, Russian nobleman/poet, dies at 40 [5/16]
  • 1863-09-17 Albartus Telting, Fries poet/2nd-Member of parliament, dies
  • 1863-09-17 Alfred Victor Comte de Vigny, poet, dies
  • 1864-05-20 John Clare, English poet (Little Trotty Wagtail), dies at 70
  • 1864-11-03 Antonio Goncalves Dias, Brazilian national poet, dies at sea
  • 1865-02-24 Edmund John Armstrong, Irish poet, dies at 23
  • 1865-10-16 Andrés Bello, Venezuelan poet, lawmaker, philosopher, and sociologist (b. 1781)
  • 1865-12-01 Abraham Emanuel Fröhlich, Swiss poet (b. 1796)
  • 1866-01-10 Pyotr Pletnyov, Russian poet (b. 1792)
  • 1866-02-03 François-Xavier Garneau, French Canadian poet and historian (b. 1809)
  • 1866-06-16 Joseph Méry French poet (b. 1798)
  • 1866-09-09 Gergely Czuczor, Hungarian/Czech poet/translator, dies at 65
  • 1867-08-23 Auguste-Marseille Barthélemy, French poet (b. 1796)
  • 1867-08-31 [Pierre-]Charles Baudelaire, Fren poet (Journaux Intimes), dies at 46
  • 1868-08-25 Costache Negruzzi, Romanian author/poet, dies at about 60
  • 1869-02-15 Mirza Ghalib, Indian poet (b. 1796)
  • 1869-03-01 Alphonse MLP de Lamartine, Fr poet (History of Girondins), dies at 78
  • 1869-11-03 Andreas Kalvos, Greek poet (b. 1792)
  • 1870-09-11 Eugenio Lucas y Padilla, Spanish poet, dies at about 46
  • 1870-11-21 Karel J Erben, Czech poet (Ruiker), dies at 69
  • 1871-07-06 Antonio de Castro Alves, Brazilian poet (O navio negreiro), dies at 34
  • 1872-03-04 Johannes Carsten Hauch, Danish poet (b. 1790)
  • 1872-04-20 Ljudwit Gaj, Croatian writer/poet (Pjesma iz Zagorja), dies at 62
  • 1872-10-23 Theophile Gautier, French poet/writer/historian/critic, dies at 61
  • 1872-11-23 Ten Bears (Parra-Wa-Samen), US poet/Comanche chief, dies
  • 1872-12-31 Aleksis Kivi, [Stenvall], Finnish writer/poet (Kanervala), dies at 38
  • 1873-04-25 Walter de la Mare, Engl poet/author (Behold the Dreamer), dies at 43
  • 1873-06-29 Michael Madhusudan Dutt, Bengali poet (b. 1824)
  • 1873-10-21 Johann Sebastian Welhaven, Norwegian poet (b. 1807)
  • 1873-11-08 Manuel Breton de los Herreros, Span poet/comic playwright, dies at 76
  • 1873-12-06 Manuel Acuna, Mexican poet (Ante un Cadaver), dies at 24
  • 1874-08-22 Sydney Thompson Dobell, poet, dies
  • 1875-02-17 Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet, dies at 33
  • 1875-03-01 Tristan Corbière, French poet (b. 1845)
  • 1875-06-04 Eduard Mörike, German poet (b. 1804)
  • 1875-09-28 Aleksei K Tolstoi, [Kozjma Prutkov], Russian poet, dies at 58 [OS]
  • 1875-10-10 Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Russian novelist, poet and dramatist (b. 1817)
  • 1876-01-07 Juste Olivier, Swiss poet (b. 1807)
  • 1876-02-24 Jan Pieter Heije, Dutch physician/writer/poet, dies at 67
  • 1876-05-12 Henri A Esquiros, French poet (Evangile du peuple), dies at 63
  • 1876-05-20 Khristo Botev, Bulgarian poet, dies
  • 1877-05-06 Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Finnish poet (b. 1804)
  • 1877-12-27 Nikolai A Nekrasov, Russian poet (Metshty into Zvuki), dies at 56
  • 1878-02-17 Jose Amador de los Rios, Spanish historian/poet, dies at 59
  • 1878-06-12 William Cullen Bryant, American poet, dies at 83
  • 1878-07-17 Aleardo [Gaetano] Aleardi, Italian/Aust poet (Tre Fiumi), dies at 65
  • 1878-12-19 Bayard Taylor, American author and poet (b. 1825)
  • 1879-01-16 Octave Crémazie, French Canadian poet (b. 1827)
  • 1879-09-28 Nathan C Meeker, US, poet/writer, murdered
  • 1880-11-19 Bernard de Hair, vicar/poet/church historian, dies at 74
  • 1881-02-07 Fredrik Cygnaeus, Finnish poet/literature critic, dies at 73
  • 1881-11-01 Jacques F H Perk, Dutch poet (Iris), dies at 22
  • 1882-03-24 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, US poet (Song of Hiawatha), dies at 75
  • 1882-04-09 Dante Gabriel Rossetti, English Pre-Raphaelite poet and painter, dies at 53

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1882-04-27 Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet (Representive Men), dies of pneumonia at 78

Lecturer and Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson
Lecturer and Poet
Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • 1882-08-01 Henry Clarence Kendall, Australian poet, dies of tuberculosis at 43
  • 1882-10-20 Olegario Victor Andrade, Argentina poet (El arpa perdida), dies at 41
  • 1882-10-22 Janos Arany, Hungarians poet (Toldi Szerelme), dies at 65
  • 1883-01-05 Charles Tompson, first Australian published poet (b. 1806)
  • 1883-05-23 Cyprian K Norwid, Polish painter/poet/playwright (Wanda), dies
  • 1883-06-14 Edward FitzGerald, English poet (b. 1809)
  • 1883-12-13 Victor de Laprade, French poet and critic (b. 1812)
  • 1884-04-07 Maria van Ackere-Doolaeghe, Flemish poet (Avondlamp), dies at 80
  • 1885-07-15 Rosalia de Castro, Spanish writer and poet in the Galician language ('Séculos Escuros') (b. 1837)
  • 1886-03-18 Leopold Zunz, German intellect (Synagogue Poetry), dies at 91

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1886-05-15 Emily Dickinson, US poet, dies at 55

  • 1886-06-11 Antonio C G Crespo, Brazilian/Portuguese poet, dies at 40
  • 1886-08-09 Samuel Ferguson, Northern Irish poet and artist (b. 1810)
  • 1886-08-11 Lydia Koidula, Estonian poet (b. 1843)
  • 1886-10-21 Jose Hernandez, Argentine poet (La vuelta the MartinFierro), dies
  • 1887-08-20 Jules Laforgue, French poet (b. 1860)

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1887-11-19 Emma Lazarus, US poet ("Give us your tired & poor"), dies in New York at 38

  • 1887-12-05 Eliza Roxcy Snow, American poet (b. 1804)
  • 1888-01-29 Edward Lear, poet/author, dies at 75
  • 1888-03-04 Amos Bronson Alcott, US theory/poet (Table Talk), dies at 88

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1888-04-15 Matthew Arnold, English poet, dies at 65

Poet/Critic Matthew Arnold
Poet/Critic
Matthew Arnold