Poetry History (Part 8)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 1,440

  • 1880-10-14 Otto V Ekelund, Swedish poet/writer (Sak och sken)
  • 1880-11-16 Alexander A Block, Russian poet (Dvenatsat) [NS=11/28]
  • 1880-11-28 Alexander A Block, Russian poet (Dvenatsat) [OS=11/16]
  • 1880-12-28 Christian DFL Leipoldt, South african physician/writer/poet
  • 1881-01-04 Wilhelm Lehmbruck, German painter/poet/sculptor (Seated Youth)
  • 1881-01-09 Lascelles Abercrombie, English poet/critic (Revaluations)
  • 1881-02-14 William John Gruffydd, Welsh poet/scholar (Ynys yr Hud)
  • 1881-02-16 Maurits H E Uyldert, Dutch poet/writer (Youth of a Poet)
  • 1881-02-27 Sveinn Bjornsson, 1st president of Iceland (1944-52)/poet (Figur ild)
  • 1881-06-26 Ya'akov Cahan, Hebrew poet and writer, born in Slutsk, Belarus (d. 1960)
  • 1881-08-20 Edgar Albert Guest, poet/newspaperman, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1881-10-13 George Bacovia, [Vasiliu], Romanian poet/composer/painter
  • 1881-10-30 Elizabeth Madox Roberts, American poet and author (d. 1941)
  • 1881-11-28 Stefan Zweig, poet/essayist/dramatist (Beware of Pity), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1881-12-08 Padraic Colum, Irish poet/novelist/poet (Collected Poems)
  • 1881-12-24 Juan Ramon Jiménez, Spain, poet (Distant Gardens, Nobel 1956)
  • 1881-12-31 Jacob Israel de Haan, Dutch poet/writer (Pipelines, Jewish Song)

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1882-02-02 James Joyce, Irish novelist and poet (Dubliners, Ulysses, Finnigan's Wake), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1941)

Novelist & Poet James Joyce
Novelist & Poet
James Joyce
  • 1882-02-02 James Stephens, Irish poet (Crock of Gold)
  • 1882-06-01 John Drinkwater, English poet/playwright (Abraham Lincoln)
  • 1882-07-18 Manuel Galvez, Argentina writer/poet/historian (Paraguay)
  • 1882-10-19 Vincas Kreve-Mickievicius, Lithuania, poet/philologist/playwright
  • 1882-12-11 Subramanya Bharathy, Indian poet (d. 1921)
  • 1882-12-22 Charles Vildrac, poet/playwright, born in Paris, France
  • 1883-01-06 Khalil Gibran, Lebanon, mystic poet (The Prophet, Broken Wings)
  • 1883-01-10 Aleksei Tolstoi, Russian poet/writer (Pjotr Peroyj) [NS]
  • 1883-01-21 Olav Aukrust, Norway, poet
  • 1883-03-16 Ethel Anderson, Australian poet (d. 1958)
  • 1883-03-27 Marie Under, Estonian author and poet (d. 1980)
  • 1883-04-06 Mien Labberton, Dutch poetress
  • 1883-05-19 Henricus WJM Keuls, Dutch lawyer/poet (Dancing Lamp)
  • 1883-07-29 Porfirio Barba-Jacob, Colombian poet and writer (d. 1942)
  • 1883-08-11 Ernst Stadler, German poet (Der Aufbruch), born in Colmar, Alsace-Lorraine (d. 1914)
  • 1883-09-17 William Carlos Williams, American poet
  • 1884-02-09 Frederik Gerretson, [Geerten Gossaert], Dutch poet/politician)
  • 1884-02-14 Kostas Varnalis, Greek poet (d. 1974)
  • 1884-04-02 Sir John Squire, British poet, writer, and historian (d. 1958))
  • 1884-05-21 Manuel Pérez y Curis, Uruguayan poet (d. 1920)
  • 1884-08-08 Sara Teasdale, US, poet (1st Pulitzer Prize-1918-"Love Songs")
  • 1884-11-05 James Elroy Flecker, English poet/dramatist (Hassan)
  • 1884-11-10 Jan van Nijlen, Flemish poet/author (Bird Phoenix)
  • 1885-01-05 Humbert Wolfe, Italian-British poet (d. 1940)
  • 1885-01-25 Kitahara Hakushū, Japanese poets and children's writers (d. 1942)
  • 1885-08-18 Nettie Palmer, Australian poet and essayist (d. 1964)
  • 1885-08-20 Dino Campana, Italian poet (Canti orfici)
  • 1885-08-26 Jules Romains, France, novelist/playwright/poet (Men of Good Will)

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1885-09-11 D. H. Lawrence, English poet and writer (Lady Chatterley's Lover), born in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire (d. 1930)

  • 1885-10-01 Louis Untermeyer, American poet/critic (Immortal Poems, Story Poems), born in NYC, New York
  • 1885-10-11 Francois Mauriac, France, novelist/poet/playwright (Nobel 1952)
  • 1885-10-28 Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian poet and playwright (d. 1922)

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1885-10-30 Ezra Loomis Pound, American poet (Cantos), born in Hailey, Idaho (d. 1972)

  • 1885-11-06 Emiel Poetou, Flemish sculptor
  • 1885-12-19 F S Flint, translator/poet (imagist movement), born in London, England
  • 1886-01-02 Moyshe Leyb Halpern, Galican/US poet (In New-York)
  • 1886-01-03 John G Fletcher, US, poet (Epic of Arkansas)
  • 1886-03-03 Tore Ørjasæter, Norwegian poet (d. 1968)
  • 1886-04-15 Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet (d. 1921)
  • 1886-04-26 Ğabdulla Tuqay, Tatar poet (d. 1913)
  • 1886-08-10 Hilda Doolittle, poet/prominent member of imagist movement
  • 1886-09-08 Siegfried L Sassoon, English poet/writer (Counterattack)
  • 1886-10-24 Delmira Augustini, Uruguayan poet (El Libro Blanco)
  • 1886-12-01 Pierre Kemp, Dutch poet (Fugitives & Constants)

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1886-12-06 Joyce Kilmer, American poet (Trees), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey (d. 1918)

  • 1887-01-10 Robinson Jeffers, US, poet/playwright (Tamar & Other Poems, Medea)
  • 1887-01-22 Helen Hoyt, American poet (d. 1972)
  • 1887-01-25 Diego Valeri, Italian author/poet (Le Gaie Tristezze)
  • 1887-02-03 Georg Trakl, Austrian poet (Autumn of the Lonely)
  • 1887-05-10 Jacobus C Bloem, Dutch poet (Sintels)
  • 1887-05-16 Jakob van Hoddis [Hans Davidsohn], German Jewish poet (d. 1942?)
  • 1887-05-31 Saint-John Perse, France, poet/diplomat (Nobel 1960) [or Mar 31]
  • 1887-06-20 Kurt Schwitters, German/British dada-artist/poet (collages)
  • 1887-06-22 Albert PAA Besnard, Dutch poet/journalist (Uprising & Remorse)
  • 1887-08-03 Rupert Brooke, British WW I poet (1914)
  • 1887-09-01 Blaise Cendrars, [Frederic Sauser-Hall], Swiss poet/writer
  • 1887-09-15 Jean/Hans Arp, French/Swiss sculptor, artist and poet
  • 1887-09-16 Hans/Jean Arp, French/Swiss painter/poet/sculptor
  • 1887-10-12 Paula von Preradović, Croatian-Austrian poet (d. 1951)
  • 1887-11-03 Samuil Marshak, Russian writer, translator and children's poet (d. 1964)
  • 1887-11-15 Marianne Moore, poet (Pulitzer 1951, Collected Poems), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1888-02-06 Ljudmil Stojanow, Bulgarian poet (Metsh i Slowo, Cholera)
  • 1888-02-10 Giuseppe Ungaretti, Italian poet (Hermeticism) and journalist, born in Alexandria (d. 1970)
  • 1888-04-06 Daniel Andersson, Swedish poet/writer (Svarta Ballader)
  • 1888-04-15 Maximilian Kronberger, German poet (d. 1904)
  • 1888-04-30 John Crowe Ransom, US poet/critic (God Without Thunder)
  • 1888-05-23 Adrian Roland Holst, Dutch poet (Raged & Tired)
  • 1888-06-05 Raden Mas Nato Suroto, Indonesia, poet (Melatiknoppen)
  • 1888-06-13 Fernando A Nogueira de Seabra Pessoa, Portuguese poet
  • 1888-06-13 Fernando Pessoa, Portuguese poet and writer, born in Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal (d. 1935)
  • 1888-06-15 Ramon Lopez Velarde, Mexican poet (La Sangre Devota)

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1888-09-26 T. S. Eliot, poet (The Waste Land), dramatist and critic (Nobel Prize 1948), born in St Louis Missouri, (d. 1965)

Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate T. S. Eliot
Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate
T. S. Eliot
  • 1888-10-31 Napoleon Lapathiotis, Greek poet (d. 1944)
  • 1888-11-16 Henri [Ferdinand M J] Bosco, French author/poet (Gogol)
  • 1889-01-30 Jaishankar Prasad, Hindi poet, dramatist and novelist (d. 1937)
  • 1889-02-19 Jose Eustasio Rivera, Colombia, poet/novelist (Vortex)
  • 1889-04-06 Gabriela Mistral [Lucila Godoy y Alcayaga], poet (Noebel Prize 1945) and diplomat, born in Vicuña, Chile (d. 1957)
  • 1889-05-17 Alfonso Reyes, Mexican poet/historian/diplomat (Higenia Cruel)
  • 1889-06-23 Anna Akhmatova, Russian poet, born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1966)
  • 1889-08-05 Conrad P Aiken, US, Pulitzer poet/writer (Ushant/Conversation)
  • 1889-08-06 John Middleton Murry, English poet (d. 1957)
  • 1889-09-13 Pierre Reverdy, French poet (Nord-Sud), born in Occitanie (d. 1960)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 701 - 800 of 1,232

  • 1936-09-26 Harriet Monroe, US poet (Poet's Life), dies at 75
  • 1936-10-25 Jaime de Magalhes Lima, Portuguese author/poet, dies at 76
  • 1936-12-31 Miguel de Unamuno Jugo, Span philosopher/poet (Cancionero), dies at 72
  • 1937-01-14 Jaishankar Prasad, Hindi poet, dramatist and novelist (b. 1889)
  • 1937-03-08 Albert Verwey, Dutch poet/literature historian (Motion), dies at 71
  • 1937-03-19 Horacio Quiroga, Uruguayan author/poet, commits suicide at 58
  • 1937-03-23 Helge Rode, Danish poet/essayist, dies at 66
  • 1937-03-25 John Drinkwater, English poet/playwright (Bird in Hand), dies at 54
  • 1937-04-17 Yi Sang, Korean Poet (b. 1910)
  • 1937-07-18 Julian Bell, British poet (b. 1908)
  • 1937-12-26 Ivor Gurney, English composer and poet, dies of tuberculosis at 47
  • 1938-03-01 Gabrielle d'Annunzio, Italian poet/fascist (Il fuoco), dies at 74
  • 1938-03-31 Willem J T Kloos, Dutch poet/critic (New Guide), dies at 78
  • 1938-04-15 Caesar Vallejo, Peru/French poet (Trilce, Russia & 1931), dies at 46
  • 1938-04-19 Henry John Newbolt, poet/author (Studies Green & Gray), dies at 75
  • 1938-04-21 Allama Iqbal, Indian philosopher and poet (b. 1877)
  • 1938-05-11 Arnold Sauwen, Flemish poet (Hours of Solitude), dies at 81
  • 1938-06-22 C.J. Dennis, Australian writer and poet (b. 1876)
  • 1938-06-30 Milan Rakic, Serbian poet (Nove Pesme), dies at 61
  • 1938-08-04 Rudolf G Binding, German poet/writer, dies at 70
  • 1938-09-17 Bruno Jasieński, Polish poet (b. 1901)
  • 1938-10-27 Lascelles Abercrombie, English poet/critic, dies at 57
  • 1939-01-28 William Butler Yeats, Irish poet (Nobel), dies in France at 73
  • 1939-02-22 Antonio Machado, Spanish poet (b. 1875)
  • 1939-07-19 Rose Hartwick Thorpe, American poet (b. 1850)
  • 1940-01-04 Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59
  • 1940-01-05 Humbert Wolfe, Italian-British poet (b. 1885)
  • 1940-01-18 Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74
  • 1940-05-14 Eddy [Charles E] du Platform, writer/poet, dies
  • 1940-06-21 Hendrik Marsman, Dutch poet/writer/critic, drowns at 40
  • 1940-08-21 Ernest Thayer, American poet who wrote the famous baseball poem "Casey", dies at 77
  • 1940-09-03 Otto V Ekelund, Swedish poet/writer (Hafvets Stjorna), dies at 59
  • 1941-02-05 Banjo Paterson, Australian poet, author of "Walzing Matilda" (b. 1864)
  • 1941-03-13 Elizabeth Madox Roberts, American poet and novelist (b. 1881)
  • 1941-06-20 [Stephanie] Hélène Swarth, Dutch poet ("Lonely flowers"), dies at 81
  • 1941-07-21 Bohdan Lepky, Ukrainian writer and poet (b. 1872)
  • 1941-08-02 Jose Juan Tablada, Mexican poet (La Feria), dies at 70

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1941-08-07 Rabindranath Tagore, Indian philosopher/poet/writer (Nobel 1913), dies at 80

  • 1941-08-31 Marina Tsvetaeva, Russian poet (b. 1892)
  • 1941-11-01 Camille Melloy, [the Paepe], Belgian priest/poet (Requiem), dies at 50
  • 1941-11-07 Albin Zollinger, Swiss poet/author (Das Gewitter), dies at 46
  • 1941-11-18 Émile Nelligan, Quebec poet (b. 1879)
  • 1941-12-11 John Gillespie Magee, Jr., American poet and aviator (b. 1922)
  • 1941-12-20 Igor Severyanin, Russian poet (b. 1887)
  • 1942-03-28 Miguel Hernadez Gilabert, Spanish poet (Viento del Pueblo), dies at 31
  • 1942-04-30 Jakob van Hoddis [[Hans Davidsohn]], German Jewish poet, transported to German concentration camp at 54 (actual date of death unknown)
  • 1942-07-23 Nikola J Vaptsarov, Bulgaria poet/communist, executed at 32
  • 1942-10-10 Richard von Schaukal, Austria poet/writer (Schlemihle), dies at 68
  • 1943-01-12 Jan R T Campert, Dutch resistance fighter/poet (18 Dead), dies at 40
  • 1943-02-27 Kostis Palamas, Greek poet, twice nominated for the Nobel prize (b. 1859)
  • 1943-03-04 Pieter C Boutens, Dutch poet (Beatrijs), dies at 73
  • 1943-04-07 Jovan Ducic, Serbian poet (Blue Legends), dies at 72
  • 1943-04-29 Sidney A K Keyes, English poet (Foreign Gate), dies at 20
  • 1943-06-13 Kočo Racin, Macedonian poet (b. 1908)
  • 1943-10-24 Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, French Canadian poet (b. 1912)
  • 1943-12-02 Nordahl Grieg, Norwegian poet/dramatist/novelist (The Defeat), dies at 41
  • 1944-01-03 Jurgis Baltrušaitis, Lithuanian poet (b. 1873)
  • 1944-01-07 Napoleon Lapathiotis, Greek poet (b. 1888)
  • 1944-01-14 Mohammed Emin Yurdakul, Turkish poet, dies at about 74
  • 1944-01-23 Viktor Gusev, Russian poet (b. 1909)
  • 1944-04-04 John Peale Bishop, US poet (Undertaker's Garland), dies at 51
  • 1944-05-28 Katri Vala, Finnish poet, dies at 42
  • 1944-07-18 Thomas Sturge Moore, English poet (Centaurs' Booty), dies at 74
  • 1944-12-03 Delfien Vanhaute, Flemish pastor/poet (Ark of Noah), dies at 75
  • 1945-01-22 Else Lasker-Schuler, German-born poet (b. 1869)
  • 1945-02-23 Aleksei Tolstoi, Russian poet and writer (Pjotr Peroyj), dies at 62
  • 1945-03-16 Pierre Drieu la Rochelle, French writer/poet, commits suicide at 52
  • 1945-03-16 Börries von Münchhausen, German poet (b. 1874)
  • 1945-04-03 Joseph Weinheber, Austria poet/writer (Vienna Verbatim), dies at 43
  • 1945-04-17 Ion Pillat, Romania poet/senator (Umbra timpului), dies
  • 1945-06-21 Josef Hora, Czech writer/poet (Sinking Shadows), dies at 53
  • 1945-07-07 Salomeja Neris, [S Bacinskaite-Buciene], Latvian poet, dies at 40
  • 1945-07-20 Paul Valéry, French author and poet (b. 1871)
  • 1945-08-26 Franz Werfel, Czech/German/US poet/writer (Mirror Man), dies at 54
  • 1945-11-16 Kaarlo Sarkia, Finnish poet (Kohtalon Vaaka), dies at 43
  • 1946-01-09 Countee Cullen, African American poet of the Harlem Renaissance (Black Christ, One Way to Heaven), dies at 42
  • 1946-02-01 Hans Bethge, German poet, dies at 70
  • 1946-03-19 Amir Hamzah, Indonesian poet (Buah Rindu), dies at 35
  • 1946-07-27 Gertrude Stein, US/Fren author/poet (Ida, Tender Buttons), dies at 72
  • 1947-06-28 Stanislav K Neumann, Czech poet (Anti-Guide), dies at 72
  • 1947-11-25 Léon-Paul Fargue, French poet (b. 1876)
  • 1948-03-04 Antonin Artaud, French poet/actor (Napoleon), dies at 51
  • 1949-06-11 Oton Zupanic, Slavs poet (Zimzelen pod snegom), dies at 71
  • 1949-07-16 Vyacheslav Ivanov, Russian poet (b. 1866)
  • 1949-12-28 W Hervey Allen, US writer/poet (Anthony Adverse), dies at 60
  • 1950-03-02 M Joseph V d'Arbaud, French poet/author (Li cant palustre), dies at 76
  • 1950-05-10 John G Fletcher, US poet (Burning Mountain), dies
  • 1950-10-19 Edna St Vincent Millay, American poet/dramatist/feminist (Harp Weaver-Pulitzer Prize), dies at 58
  • 1950-10-31 Carel T Scharten, Dutch poet/writer (Lost Paradise), dies at 72
  • 1950-12-25 Xavier Villaurrutia, Mexican poet (Nostalgia de la muerte), dies at 47
  • 1950-12-26 James Stephens, Irish poet (Crock of Gold), dies at 68
  • 1951-06-02 John Erskine, US writer/poet/pianist (Venus Love Goddess), dies at 71
  • 1951-06-19 Angelos Sikelianos, Greek poet (b. 1884)
  • 1951-09-24 Georges Rency, Belgian poet/literature, dies at 75
  • 1951-11-25 Raden Mas Noto Suroto, Indonesian poet (Wayang Songs), dies at 63
  • 1952-01-22 Roger Vitrac, French poet/dramatist (Mysteries of Love), dies at 52
  • 1952-05-26 Damaso Alonso, Spanish linguistic/poet (Hombrey Dios), dies at 55
  • 1952-09-26 George Santayana, US philosopher/poet (Last Puritan), dies at 88
  • 1952-11-18 Paul Eluard, French communist/poet, dies at 56
  • 1952-11-23 Aaro A Hellaakoski, Finnish geographer/poet, dies at 59