Poetry History (Part 6)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 1,404

  • 1848-01-05 Khristo Botev, hero of Bulgarian revolt against Turkey, poet
  • 1848-02-04 [Francois-Victor-]Jean Aicard, Fren playwright/poet (Jeune Croyances)
  • 1848-04-12 José Gautier Benítez, Puerto Rican poet (d. 1880)
  • 1848-08-12 Macellus Emants, Dutch writer/poet (Along the Nile)
  • 1849-02-02 Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav, Slovak poet (d. 1921)
  • 1849-02-04 Jean Richepin, French poet/writer (Les Chansons de Gueux)

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1849-07-22 Emma Lazarus, poet ("New Colossus" - on the base of Statue of Liberty), born in New York City

  • 1849-08-23 William Ernest Henley, British poet, critic, and editor (d. 1903)
  • 1849-08-27 Manuel Acuna, Mexican poet (Nocturno)
  • 1849-10-07 James Whitcomb Riley, US, poet (Raggedy Man)
  • 1850-01-15 Mihail Eminesco, [Eminovici], Romanian poet (Samanul Dionis)
  • 1850-02-20 Nérée Beauchemin, Canadian physician and poet (d. 1931)
  • 1850-06-27 Ivan Vazov, Bulgaria, poet/novelist/playwright (Under the Yoke)
  • 1850-07-18 Rose Hartwick Thorpe, American poet (d. 1939)
  • 1850-09-09 Harishchandra, India, poet/dramatist/father of modern Hindi
  • 1850-11-05 Ella Wheeler Wilcox, American author and poet (d. 1919)
  • 1852-03-15 Augusta, Lady Gregory, Irish playwright, poet and patron of Yates, born in Roxborough, County Galway
  • 1852-04-23 Edwin Markham, US, poet (1st winner of American Acad of Poets Award 1937)
  • 1853-01-11 Gustav Falke, German author/poet (Der Mann im Nebel)
  • 1853-01-28 Jose Martí y Perez, Cuba, poet/essayist/politician
  • 1853-12-14 Salvador Diaz Miron, Mexican poet (Los Cien Mejores Poemas)

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1854-10-20 Arthur Rimbaud, French poet and adventurer (Illuminations), born in Charleville, France (d. 1891)

  • 1855-02-25 Cesário Verde, Portuguese poet (d. 1886)
  • 1855-04-09 Gyula Reviczky, Hungarian author/poet
  • 1855-05-21 Emile A G Verhaeren, Belgian poet/writer (Les Flammes Hautes)
  • 1855-09-01 Innokenty Annensky, Omsk, Russian Empire, poet, critic and interpreter (poètes maudits)
  • 1855-12-31 Giovanni Pascoli, Italian classicist/poet
  • 1856-01-09 Anton Askerc, Slavic priest/poet (Primoz Trubar)
  • 1856-01-09 Lizette Woodworth Reese, US poet (Branch of May, Tears)
  • 1856-03-04 Toru Dutt, English and French poet and author (d. 1877)
  • 1856-08-20 Innokenti F Annenski, Russian poet/interpreter (Laodania) [NS Sept 1]
  • 1857-03-22 Arnold Sauwen, Flemish poet (Along the Meuse)
  • 1857-06-02 Karl Adolph Gjellerup, poet (Poutnici Svetem, Nobel 1917), born in Roholte, Denmark (d. 1919)
  • 1858-04-04 Remy de Gourmont, French poet (d. 1915)
  • 1858-06-01 William W Campbell, Canadian poet (Beyond the Hills of Dream)
  • 1858-08-02 William Watson, British poet (Prince's Quest, Father of Forest)
  • 1858-09-27 Porsteinn Erlingsson, Iceland, poet (Pyrnar)
  • 1859-01-13 Kostis Palamas, Greek poet (d. 1943)
  • 1859-03-26 A[lfred] E[dward] Housman, England, poet (Shropshire Lad)
  • 1859-05-06 Willem J T Kloos, Dutch poet (Act of Simple Justice)
  • 1859-05-26 Alfred Edward Housman, Bromsgrove England, poet (A Buried Life)
  • 1859-06-10 Jacques F H Perk, Dutch poet (Iris, Wood Song)
  • 1859-07-06 Verner von Heidenstam, Sweden, poet/novelist (Charles Men, Nobel 1916)
  • 1859-10-15 Jaime de Magalhes Lima, Portuguese author/poet (Salmos do Prisoneiro)
  • 1859-12-21 Gustave Kahn, France, poet (claimed to have invented vers libre)
  • 1860-08-16 Jules Laforgue, Uruguay, French poet (Les Complaintas)
  • 1860-12-23 Harriet Monroe, poet/editor of Poetry magazine (You & I), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1861-04-15 Bliss Carman, Canadian poet (d. 1929)

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1861-05-06 Rabindranath Tagore, Indian philosopher/poet/writer (Nobel 1913), born in Calcutta (d. 1941)

  • 1861-09-17 Owen Seaman, poet/editor (Punch)
  • 1861-11-21 Joao da Cruz, Brazilian poet
  • 1862-02-17 Mori Ōgai, Japanese novelist and poet (d. 1922)
  • 1862-03-02 John Jay Chapman, US advocate/poet/writer (Learning & Other Essays)
  • 1862-05-05 Max Elskamp, Belgian author/poet (Lesson Joies Blondes, Maya)
  • 1862-06-01 Antonio JdC Feijo, Portuguese diplomat/poet (Bailatas)
  • 1862-06-06 Henry John Newbolt, English sea historian/poet
  • 1862-07-24 Johan A de Sleeve, [Adwaita], philosopher/classical/poet (Brahman)

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1862-08-29 Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian poet (Blue Bird, Nobel 1911), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1949)

Author and Nobel Laureate Maurice Maeterlinck
Author and Nobel Laureate
Maurice Maeterlinck
  • 1862-11-04 Eden Phillpotts, English novelist/poet/playwright (Red Madymaynes)
  • 1863-02-17 Fyodor Sologub, Russian symbolist novelist and poet (d. 1927)
  • 1863-03-12 Adolf A Wolfschoon, Curacao, poet
  • 1863-04-29 Constantine P. Cavafy, Greek poet (d. 1933)
  • 1863-06-10 Louis M A Couperus, Dutch poet/writer (Eline Vere)
  • 1863-06-18 George Essex Evans, Australian poet (d. 1909)
  • 1863-08-14 Ernest Thayer, American poet who wrote the famous baseball poem "Casey", born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 1940)
  • 1863-12-16 George Santayana, Spain, philosopher/poet/humanist (Last Puritan)
  • 1864-02-06 John Henry Mackay, Scottish/German author/poet (Anarchists)
  • 1864-02-17 Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson, NSW Australia, poet (Waltzing Matilda)
  • 1864-03-18 Karl M Lybeck, Finnish/Swedish language poet (Samlade Arbeten)
  • 1864-04-30 Juhan Liiv, Estonian poet (d. 1913)
  • 1864-07-20 Erik Karlfeldt, Sweden, poet (Nobel 1918-refused; 1931-posthumous)
  • 1864-10-14 Maurice de Plessys, French poet (Palace Occidental)
  • 1864-11-26 Herman Gorter, Dutch socialist/poet (May, Tiny Hero's Poem)
  • 1865-02-12 Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland)
  • 1865-02-28 Arthur Symons, Welsh poet/critic/co-founder (Savoy)
  • 1865-05-15 Albert Verwey, Dutch poet/literature historian (Motion)
  • 1865-06-11 Jan H Leopold, Dutch poet (translated Omar Khayyam)
  • 1865-06-13 William Butler Yeats, Ireland, poet (Wild Swans at Coole-Nobel 1923)
  • 1865-09-11 Rainis, Latvian poet and playwright (d. 1929)
  • 1865-11-27 Jose Asunción Silva, Colombia, poet (Nocturno III)
  • 1866-02-16 Vyacheslav I Ivanov, Russian philosopher/classical/poet [NS=Feb 28]
  • 1866-02-28 Vyacheslav I Ivanov, Russian philosopher/classical/poet [OS=2/16]
  • 1866-04-11 Bernard O'Dowd, Australian poet (d. 1953)
  • 1867-01-18 Rubén Darío, Nicaraguan Journalist, Diplomat, Poet (d. 1916)
  • 1867-03-15 Lionel Pigot Johnson, England, poet/critic (Ireland & Other Poems)
  • 1867-06-17 Henry Lawson, Australian poet (d. 1922)
  • 1867-07-24 Vicente Acosta, Salvadoran poet (d. the same day 1908)
  • 1867-08-02 Ernest C Dowson, British poet
  • 1867-08-16 Antonio Nobre, Portuguese poet (Lonely)
  • 1867-09-07 Camilod d'Almeida Pessanha, Portuguese poet (China)
  • 1867-10-14 Masaoka Shiki, Japan, haiku & tanka poet/diarist (Salt Water Ballads)
  • 1868-03-20 Obe Postma, Frisian poet/geography/historian (Frisian Clay Farm)
  • 1868-04-01 Edmond Rostand, France, poet/playwright (Cyrano de Bergerac)
  • 1868-07-12 Stefan George, Germany, lyric poet (Algabal)
  • 1868-08-06 Paul Claudel, France, diplomat/poet (L'Otage-1909)
  • 1868-12-02 Francis Jammes, French poet/writer (Jammisme)
  • 1869-07-08 William V Moody, US poet (Death of Eve, Faith Healer)
  • 1869-08-10 Lawrence Binyon, poet (Symbolic Wounds), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1869-08-23 Edgar Lee Masters, poet/novelist (Spoon River Anthology)
  • 1869-12-22 Edwin Arlington Robinson, US, poet (Richard Corey)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 501 - 600 of 1,194

  • 1888-05-17 Giacomo Zanella, Italian poet (b. 1820)
  • 1888-06-12 Carel Vosmaer, art historian/poet/editor (Neth Spectator), dies at 62
  • 1888-08-09 Charles Cros, French mathematician/chemist/poet, dies at 45
  • 1889-03-17 Joseph A Alberdingk Thijm, [Pauwels Foreestier], poet, dies at 68
  • 1889-06-08 Gerard Manley Hopkins, poet, dies at 54
  • 1889-06-15 Mihail Eminesco, Romanian poet (Luceafarul), dies at 39
  • 1889-07-11 Gyula Reviczky, Hungarian author/poet, dies at 34
  • 1889-07-13 Robert Hamerling, Austrian poet (b. 1830)
  • 1889-11-18 William Allingham, Irish poet (Day & Night Songs), dies at 68

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1889-12-12 Robert Browning, English poet (Ring & Book), dies at 77

  • 1889-12-24 Jan Jakob Lodewijk ten Kate, Dutch poet and clergyman (b. 1819)
  • 1890-07-16 Gottfried Keller, German-Swiss novelist and poet, dies at 70
  • 1890-08-22 Vasile Alecsandri, Romania poet/Foreign minister, dies at 69
  • 1891-08-12 James Russell Lowell, poet/critic/diplomat, dies

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1891-11-10 Arthur Rimbaud, French poet/arms merchant (Saison en Enfer), dies of a bone cancer at 37

  • 1891-12-11 Johan C J van Schagen, Dutch poet/writer (Narrenwijsheid), dies

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1892-03-26 Walt Whitman, American poet, dies in Camden, NJ at 72

  • 1892-06-28 Alexandros Rhizos Rhankaves, Greek poet and statesman (b. 1810)
  • 1892-09-07 John G Whittier, US poet/secretary Anti-Slavery Society, dies

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1892-10-06 Alfred Lord Tennyson, writer and British Poet Laureate, dies at 83

  • 1892-12-03 Afanasy Fet, Russian poet (b. 1820)
  • 1893-01-23 Jose Zorrilla y Moral, Spanish poet (Granada), dies at 75
  • 1893-04-19 John Addington Symonds, British critic and poet, dies at 52
  • 1893-08-17 Aleksei N Apuchtin, Russian poet (Stichotvorenia), dies at 52[NS=8/29]
  • 1893-08-29 Aleksei N Apuchtin, Rus poet (Stichotvorenia), dies at 52 [OS=8/17]
  • 1894-12-29 Christina Rossetti, English poet, dies at 64 in London
  • 1895-05-19 Jose J Marti y Perez, Spanish/Cuban poet (Versos sencillos), dies
  • 1895-05-21 Franz von Suppe, Austrian composer (Poet und Bauer), dies at 76
  • 1896-01-08 Paul Verlaine, French poet (b. 1844)
  • 1896-02-03 Jane Wilde, Irish poet, nationalist and mother of Oscar Wilde, dies at 74
  • 1896-05-27 Allard Pierson, theologist/philosopher/art historian/poet, dies
  • 1896-09-23 Ivar A Aasen, Norwegian linguistic/poet, dies at 83
  • 1896-11-26 Coventry Patmore, British poet (b. 1823)
  • 1897-03-20 Apollon Maykov, Russian poet (b. 1821)
  • 1897-07-20 Jean Ingelow, English poet (b. 1820)
  • 1897-10-24 Francis Turner Palgrave, poet/editor (Golden Treasury), dies at 73
  • 1898-02-16 Thomas Bracken, New Zealand poet (b. 1843)
  • 1898-03-19 Joao da Cruz, Brazilian poet, dies at 26
  • 1898-09-09 Stéphane Mallarmé, French poet (b. 1842)
  • 1898-10-30 Yakov Petrovich Polonsky Russian poet (Stichotvorenija), dies at 78
  • 1899-04-16 Emilio Jacinto, Filipino poet and revolutionary (b 1875)
  • 1899-06-30 Jon Helgason, Icelandic poet (Ur Landsudri), dies
  • 1900-03-18 Antonio Nobre, Portuguese poet (So [Lonely]), dies at 32
  • 1900-10-20 Naim Frashëri, Albanian poet (b. 1846)
  • 1901-02-12 Ramon de Campoamor bon Campoosorio, Spanish poet (Colon), dies at 83
  • 1901-06-16 Hermann Grimm, German writer/poet/historian, dies
  • 1901-07-20 William Cosmo Monkhouse, English poet and critic (b. 1840)
  • 1902-05-27 Jan van Droogenbroeck, Flemish poet, dies
  • 1902-06-10 Jacint Verdaguer, Catalan poet (b. 1845)
  • 1902-09-06 Philip James Bailey, English poet (Universal hymn), dies at 86
  • 1902-09-29 William Topaz McGonagall, British poet (b. 1825)
  • 1903-02-28 Girolamo/Jeromin de Rada, Albanian poet, dies at 88
  • 1903-09-03 Joseph Skipsey, British poet (b. 1832)
  • 1904-04-16 Maximilian Kronberger, German poet (b. 1888)
  • 1904-07-05 Abai Kunanbaiuli, Kazakh poet (b. 1845)
  • 1905-02-18 Jules de Geyter, Belgian poet (International), dies at 75
  • 1905-10-02 Jose Maria de Heredia, Cuban/French sonnet poet, dies at 62

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1906-02-09 Paul Laurence Dunbar, African American dialect poet, dies at 33 in Dayton, Ohio

  • 1906-06-26 Alexander Muir, poet (Maple Leaf Forever), dies at 76
  • 1907-08-05 Gentil T Antheunis, Flemish poet/music/composer, dies at 66
  • 1907-09-07 R F Armand Sully-Prudhomme, French poet (Poesies, Nobel 1901), dies
  • 1907-11-28 Stanisław Wyspiański, Polish dramatist, poet, painter, and architect (b. 1869)
  • 1908-05-23 Francois Coppee, French poet, dies
  • 1908-05-31 Louis-Honoré Fréchette, French Canadian poet (b. 1839)
  • 1908-07-10 Eliza Laurillard, vicar/poet/writer, dies at 78
  • 1908-07-24 Vicente Acosta, Salvadoran poet (b. the same day 1867)
  • 1909-03-24 John Millington Synge, Irish dramatist/playwright/poet, dies at 37
  • 1909-04-10 Algernon Charles Swinburne, English poet, dies at 72
  • 1909-05-18 George Meredith, English poet/writer (Diana of Crossways), dies at 81
  • 1909-06-22 Detlev [Freiherr Friedrich A von] Liliencron, German poet, dies at 65
  • 1909-11-10 George Essex Evans, Australian poet (b. 1863)
  • 1909-11-18 Renee Vivien, British-born poet, wrote in French, dies at 32
  • 1909-11-30 Innokenti F Annenski, Russian poet/translator, dies at 53 [NS=Dec 13]
  • 1909-12-11 Innokenty Annensky, Russian poet (b. 1855)
  • 1909-12-13 Innokenti Annenski, Russian poet and interpreter, dies of heart attack at 54
  • 1910-10-17 William V Moody, US poet (Sabine Woman, Great Divide), dies
  • 1911-03-07 Antonio Fogazzarro, Italian writer/poet (Il Santo, Leila), dies at 68
  • 1912-01-03 Felix Dahn, German histrian, jurist and poet, dies at 77
  • 1912-06-10 Anton Aškerc, Slovenian poet (b. 1856)
  • 1912-06-11 Leon Dierx, French poet (Amants), dies at 74
  • 1913-03-07 Emily Pauline Johnson, Native Canadian poet
  • 1913-06-21 Stefan O Iosif, Romanian poet (Beautiful Irine), dies at 37

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1914-03-25 Frederic Mistral, French poet (Nobel-1904), dies at 83

Provencal Poet Frederic Mistral
Provencal Poet
Frederic Mistral
  • 1914-06-06 Walter T Watts-Dunton, England, lawyer/poet/writer (Aylwin), dies
  • 1914-07-06 Delmira Augustini, Uruguayan poet, murdered at 27
  • 1914-09-05 Charles Péguy, French poet, essayist and editor (b. 1873)
  • 1914-11-03 Georg Trakl, Austria poet (Totentag, Cocaine Overdose), dies at 27
  • 1915-04-23 Rupert Chawner Brooke, English poet (Lithuania), dies at 27
  • 1915-09-27 Remy de Gourmont, French poet (b. 1858)
  • 1915-10-09 Constant A M Cap, Flemish poet/etcher, dies at 73
  • 1916-07-04 Alan Seeger, American war poet (b. 1888)
  • 1916-07-22 James Whitcomb Riley, American author and poet (b. 1849)
  • 1917-04-09 Edward Thomas, poet, killed in WW I
  • 1917-05-25 Maksim Bahdanovič, Belarusian poet (b. 1891)
  • 1917-07-31 Francis Ledwidge, Irish poet (b. 1881)
  • 1917-07-31 Hedd Wyn, Welsh poet (b. 1887)

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1918-01-28 John McCrae, Canadian poet/physician/soldier, dies of pneumonia at 45

World War I Soldier & Poet John McCrae
World War I Soldier & Poet
John McCrae
  • 1918-05-09 George Coşbuc, Romanian poet (b. 1866)
  • 1918-06-26 Peter Rosegger, Austrian poet and Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1843)
  • 1918-07-25 Carlos Guido y Spano, Argentine poet (Mexico, canto epico), dies