Poetry History (Part 7)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 1,440

  • 1867-06-17 Henry Lawson, Australian poet (d. 1922)
  • 1867-07-24 Vicente Acosta, Salvadoran poet, born in Apopa, El Salvador (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)
  • 1869-12-24 Henriette GA Roland Holst-van der Schalk, Dutch poet (Women in Forest)
  • 1870-02-03 Ada Negri, Italian poet/author (Il Libro di Mara)
  • 1870-02-20 Pieter Cornelis Boutens, Holland, mystic poet/scholar (Verzen)
  • 1870-03-04 Thomas Sturge Moore, English poet (d. 1944)
  • 1870-08-27 Amado Nervo, [Juan C Ruiz de Nervo], Mexican writer/poet
  • 1870-10-16 Helge Rode, Danish poet/essayist
  • 1870-10-22 Ivan Bunin, Russia, poet/novelist (Gentleman from San Francisco-Nobel 1933)
  • 1870-12-10 Pierre Louijs, France, novelist/poet (Aphrodite, Woman & Puppet)
  • 1870-12-20 Pieter C Boutens, Dutch poet (Voices, Carmina)
  • 1871-02-05 Jovan Ducic, Serb poet (Blue Legends)
  • 1871-04-03 Jose Juan Tablada, Mexican poet (El Florilegio)
  • 1871-04-16 John Millington Synge, Ireland, dramatist/poet (Riders to the Sea)
  • 1871-04-20 William Henry Davies, Wales, poet (Autobiography of a Super Tramp)

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1871-06-17 James Weldon Johnson, American civil rights activist, leader of the NAACP and Harlem Renaissance poet, born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 1938)

Writer and Civil Rights Activist James Weldon Johnson
Writer and Civil Rights Activist
James Weldon Johnson
  • 1871-06-17 Nicolae Iorga, writer/poet/literature historian/President of Romania

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1871-11-01 Stephen Crane, novelist/poet (Red Badge of Courage), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1900)

Novelist Stephen Crane
Novelist
Stephen Crane
  • 1872-02-01 Paul Fort, French poet/founder of Vers et Prose

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1872-06-27 Paul Laurence Dunbar, American poet and novelist (Oak & Ivory), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1906)

  • 1872-11-09 Bohdan Lepky, Ukrainian writer and poet (d. 1941)

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1872-11-30 John McCrae, Canadian physician, soldier and poet (In Flanders Fields), born in Guelph, Ontario (d. 1918)

World War I Soldier & Poet John McCrae
World War I Soldier & Poet
John McCrae
  • 1873-01-09 Hayyim Nahman Bialik, Jewish poet, born in Radi, Volhynia, (d. 1934)
  • 1873-01-20 Johannes V Jensen, Denmark, novelist/poet (Energy Storage, Nobel 1944)
  • 1873-02-22 Muhammad Iqbal, Dutch East Indies lawyer/poet/philosopher
  • 1873-03-04 Guy Wetmore Carryl, American humorist and poet (d. 1904)
  • 1873-10-27 Henry Tate, Australian composer and poet, born in Melbourne (d. 1926)
  • 1873-10-29 Guillermo Valencia, Colombia, poet/translator/statesman
  • 1873-12-01 Valery Bryusov, Russian poet (d. 1924)
  • 1874-01-16 Robert Service, England, Canadian poet (Cremation of Sam McGee)
  • 1874-01-25 [William] Somerset Maugham, British novelist/poet (Of Human Bondage), born in Paris, France
  • 1874-02-01 Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Austria, poet/dramatist/essayist
  • 1874-02-09 Amy Lowell, US poet/critic (Patterns, Sword Blades & Poppy Seed)
  • 1874-03-20 Börries von Münchhausen, German poet (d. 1945)

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1874-03-26 Robert Frost, American poet (Mending Wall, Road Not Taken), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1963)

  • 1874-05-27 Richard von Schaukal, Austria poet/writer (Eros Thanatos)
  • 1874-07-29 August Stramm, German poet and playwright, born in Cathedrals (d. 1915)
  • 1875-07-26 Antonio Machado, Spanish poet (Campos de Castilla), born in Seville, Spain (d. 1939)
  • 1875-10-11 Stefan O Iosif, Romania, poet (Beautiful Irine)
  • 1875-10-31 Seerp Anema, poet/writer (Dutch Coasts)
  • 1875-11-22 Georges Rency, Belgian poet
  • 1875-12-04 Rainer Maria Rilke, Austria, poet (Duino Elegies)
  • 1875-12-06 Evelyn Underhill, British poet (d. 1941)
  • 1875-12-15 Emilio Jacinto, Filipino poet and revolutionary (d. 1899)
  • 1876-01-09 Hans Bethge, German poet, born in Dessau (d. 1946)
  • 1876-03-04 Léon-Paul Fargue, French poet (d. 1947)
  • 1876-07-12 Max Jacob, French poet (d. 1944)
  • 1876-08-14 Sibilla Aleramo, [Rina Faccio], Italian feminist/poet (Una Donna)
  • 1876-09-07 C.J. Dennis, Australian poet and writer (d. 1938)
  • 1876-09-18 Milan Rakic, Serbian poet (Pesme)
  • 1876-12-04 Dimitur Poljanov, [Popov], Bulgaria, poet (Iron Poems)
  • 1877-02-17 Henri Vandeputte, Belgian author/poet (L'homme Jeune)
  • 1877-02-21 Jacob D du Toit [Totius], South African poet/theologist
  • 1877-02-26 Carel S Adama van Scheltema, Dutch poet/writer (socialism)
  • 1877-03-10 David M Chumaceiro, Curacao, poet
  • 1877-06-11 Renee Vivien, English-born poet, wrote in French, born in London (d. 1909)

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1877-07-02 Hermann Hesse, German-Swiss novelist and poet (Steppenwolf, Nobel 1946), born in Calw, Württemberg, Germany (d. 1962)

Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse
Nobel Laureate Novelist
Hermann Hesse
  • 1877-09-10 Georgia B D Camp Johnson, US, poet/playwright (Autumn Love Cycle)
  • 1877-11-09 Allama Iqbal, Pakistani poet/philosopher
  • 1877-11-14 René de Clerq, Flemish poet/author (Emergency Horn)
  • 1877-12-22 Endre Ady, Hungary, lyric poet
  • 1878-01-06 Carl Sandburg, US, poet/biographer of Lincoln (The People, Yes)
  • 1878-01-16 Robert Garbe, German poet (Gorniek)
  • 1878-01-23 Oton Zupancic, Slovenian poet (Zimzelen pod Snegom)
  • 1878-03-10 Karel van de Woestijne, Flemish writer/poet (God at Sea)
  • 1878-03-14 Carel T Scharten, Dutch poet/writer (Forces of the Future)
  • 1878-06-01 John Masefield, British writer and poet (Salt-Water Ballads), Poet Laureate (1930-67), born in Ledbury, Herefordshire (d. 1967)
  • 1878-07-06 Eino Leino, Finnish poet (d. 1926)
  • 1878-07-29 Don Marquis, Ill, journalist/poet (archy & mehitabel) (d. 1937)
  • 1878-09-09 Adelaide Crapsey, American poet (d. 1914)
  • 1878-10-24 Hermann Claudius, German folk poet (Meister Bertram)
  • 1878-11-14 Leopold Staff, Polish poet (d. 1957)
  • 1878-11-27 Jatindramohan Bagchi, Indian (Bengali) poet (d. 1948).
  • 1878-12-07 Akiko Yosano, Japan, poet (Tangled Hair)
  • 1878-12-31 Horacio Quiroga, Uruguayan author/poet (El Crimen del Otro)
  • 1879-06-02 Adolf Herckenrath, Flemish playwright/poet (Avondvlam)
  • 1879-07-27 Francesco Gaeta, Italian poet (Il Libro Della Giovinezza)
  • 1879-10-02 Wallace Stevens, poet (Ideas of Order), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • 1879-10-05 John Erskine, US, poet/pianist (Private Life of Helen of Troy)
  • 1879-11-10 Nicholas Vachel Lindsay, US, poet (Gen William Booth enters Heaven)
  • 1879-11-19 Karel van den Oever, Flemish author/poet (Geuzenstad)
  • 1879-12-24 Émile Nelligan, Quebec poet (d. 1941)
  • 1880-05-01 Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Tantum dic verbo)
  • 1880-08-22 Gorch Fock, German author and poet (d. 1916)
  • 1880-08-26 Guillaume Apollinaire, France, poet/movie critic (Alcoola)
  • 1880-09-16 Alfred Noyes, British poet/essayist (Loom of Years, Highwayman)
  • 1880-10-13 Sasha Cherny, Russian poet (d. 1932)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 601 - 700 of 1,232

  • 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

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1918-07-30 Joyce Kilmer, American poet, dies at 31

  • 1918-11-04 Wilfred Owens, anti-war poet (Anthem for doomed youth), dies at 25
  • 1918-11-09 Guillaume Apollinaire, [Kostrowitsky], Fr poet (Alcools), dies at 38
  • 1918-12-02 Edmond Rostand, French poet and dramatist (b. 1868)
  • 1918-12-28 Olavo Bilac, Brazilian poet (b. 1865)
  • 1919-01-01 William W Campbell, Canadian poet (Ian of the Orcades), dies at 60
  • 1919-01-27 Endre Ady, Hungarian poet (b. 1877)
  • 1919-05-24 Amado Nervo, [Juan C Ruiz de Nervo], Mexican poet, dies at 48
  • 1920-03-27 Johan G Danser, Dutch poet (Meetings), dies at 26
  • 1920-09-16 Daniel Andersson, Swedish poet/writer (Polar History), dies at 32
  • 1920-11-22 Manuel Pérez y Curis, Uruguayan poet (b. 1884)
  • 1921-05-13 Jean Aicard, French poet and novelist (b. 1848)
  • 1921-06-19 Ramon Lopez Velarde, Mexican poet (La Sangre Devota), dies at 33
  • 1921-08-07 Alexander A Block, Russian poet (Dvenatsat), dies at 40
  • 1921-08-24 Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet (b. 1886)
  • 1921-09-02 Henry Austin Dobson, English poet (b. 1840)
  • 1921-09-11 Subramanya Bharathy, Tamil poet (b. 1882)
  • 1921-11-08 Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav, Slovak poet (b. 1849)
  • 1922-04-30 David M Chumaceiro, Curacaos poet, dies
  • 1922-05-30 David Mendes Chumaceiro, Curacaos poet (Adelfas), dies at 45
  • 1922-06-28 Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian poet (b. 1885)
  • 1922-10-28 Hugo Verriest, Flemish writer/poet (Flemish Motion), dies
  • 1922-12-13 Hannes Hafstein, Icelandic politician and poet (b. 1861)
  • 1923-07-16 Louis M A Couperus, poet/writer (Books of Small Soles), dies at 60
  • 1923-10-14 Marcellus Emants, writer/poet (Refrained from Confession), dies
  • 1923-12-01 Virginie Loveling, Belgian writer and poet (b. 1836)
  • 1924-01-24 Thephilo Braga, Portuguese poet/politician, dies at 80
  • 1924-05-06 Carel S Adama van Scheltema, poet/writer (socialism), dies at 47
  • 1924-06-30 Jacob Israel de Haan, Dutch poet/writer (Pypelyntjes), dies at 42
  • 1925-02-22 Nina David, [Mrs Radcliffe N Salomon], poet/author, dies
  • 1925-05-12 Amy Lowell, American poet (b. 1874)
  • 1925-06-21 Jan H Leopold, poet/classical (translated Omar Khayyam), dies at 60
  • 1925-10-11 Karl M Lybeck, Fin/Swedish language poet (Samlade Arbeten), dies at 71
  • 1925-12-27 Sergei Yesenin, Russian poet (b. 1895)
  • 1926-03-01 Camilo d'Almeida Pessanha, Portuguese poet (China), dies at 58
  • 1926-05-27 Srečko Kosovel, Slovenian poet (b. 1904)
  • 1926-06-04 Eugeen of Oye, Flemish writer/poet (Sparks & Radiates), dies
  • 1926-06-06 Henry Tate, Australian composer and poet, dies at 52
  • 1926-10-06 Charles Van de Banks, Flemish writer/poet (Red Horse), dies
  • 1926-12-12 Jean Richepin, French poet/writer (Contes sans morale), dies at 77
  • 1927-04-15 Francesco Gaeta, Italian poet (Di Giacomo), dies at 47
  • 1927-09-15 Herman Gorter, socialist/poet (Mai, Pan), dies at 62
  • 1928-01-11 Thomas Hardy, English novelist (Far from the Madding Crowd) and poet, dies near Dorchester at 87
  • 1928-02-29 Ina Coolbrith, first poet laureate of California (b. 1841)
  • 1928-05-16 Edmund William Grosse, poet/author, dies
  • 1928-06-12 Salvador Diaz Miron, Mexicans poet, dies
  • 1928-07-20 Kostas Karyotakis, Greek poet (b. 1896)
  • 1928-12-16 Elinor Wylie, American poet and writer (b. 1885)
  • 1929-03-26 Katharine Lee Bates, American poet (b. 1859)
  • 1929-04-23 Rudolf W Nilsen, Norwegian poet (Hverdagen), dies at 28
  • 1929-06-08 Bliss Carman, Canadian poet, dies at 68
  • 1929-06-28 Edward Carpenter, English poet (b. 1844)
  • 1929-07-15 Hugo Von Hofmannsthal, playwright/poet, dies
  • 1929-08-23 Charles Van de Woestijne, Flemish writer/poet (God on Sea), dies
  • 1929-09-12 Rainis, Latvian poet and playwright (b. 1865)
  • 1929-11-03 Olav Aukrust, Norwegian poet (b. 1883)

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1930-03-02 D. H. Lawrence, English poet and writer (Lady Chatterley's Lover), dies of tuberculosis at 44

  • 1930-04-04 Vladimir Majakovski, Russian poet, dies
  • 1930-04-14 Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russian poet, dies at 36
  • 1930-04-21 Robert S Bridges, poet laureate (Testament of beauty), dies at 85
  • 1930-04-21 Robert Bridges, English poet, British Poet Laureate (1913-30), dies at 85
  • 1930-04-22 Jeppe Aakjaer, Danish poet (b. 1866)
  • 1931-04-08 Eric Axel Karlfeldt, poet, dies
  • 1931-04-10 Khalil Gibran, Lebanese poet and painter (b. 1883)
  • 1931-04-16 Rachel Bluwstein, Hebrew poet, dies of tuberculosis at 40
  • 1931-06-29 Nérée Beauchemin, Quebec poet (b. 1850)
  • 1931-11-19 Xu Zhimo, Chinese poet (b. 1897)
  • 1931-12-05 Vachel Lindsay, American poet (b. 1879)
  • 1931-12-10 Max Elskamp, Belgian author/poet (Six Chansons), dies at 69
  • 1932-03-01 Dino Campana, Italian poet (Canti Orfici), dies at 46
  • 1932-04-27 Harold "Heart" Crane, US poet (Bridge), commits suicide at 32
  • 1932-05-16 William Pember Reeves, politician/poet, dies
  • 1932-06-12 René de Clerq, Flemish poet/writer (Book of Love), dies
  • 1932-07-05 Sasha Cherny, Russian poet (b. 1880)
  • 1933-01-29 Sara Teasdale, American poet (b. 1884)
  • 1933-03-01 Uładzimir Zylka, Belarusian poet (b. 1900)
  • 1933-04-29 Constantine P. Cavafy, Greek poet (b. 1863)
  • 1933-12-04 Stefan George, German poet (Das neue Reich), dies at 65
  • 1934-02-16 Eduard Bagritsky, [Dzjubin], Russ poet/journalist, dies at 38
  • 1934-07-04 Hayyim Nahman Bialik, Jewish poet, dies at 61
  • 1935-04-06 Edward Arlington Robinson, US poet, dies
  • 1935-07-17 George William Russell, Irish nationalist, poet and artist (b. 1867)
  • 1935-08-11 William Watson, British poet (Purple East), dies
  • 1935-11-30 Fernando A N Pessoa, Portuguese poet (Book of Disquiet), dies at 47
  • 1935-11-30 Fernando Pessoa, Portuguese poet and writer, dies at 47
  • 1936-04-30 Alfred Edward Housman, English poet (b. 1859)
  • 1936-06-14 G. K. Chesterton [Gilbert Keith], English writer/poet (Father Brown), dies at 62
  • 1936-08-19 Federico Garcia Lorca, Spanish poet/composer, murdered at 37 or 38
  • 1936-09-05 Gustave Kahn, French Symbolist poet and art critic (b. 1859)