Poetry History (Part 9)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 1,440

  • 1889-12-08 W Hervey Allen, US writer/poet (Anthony Adverse)

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1890-02-10 Boris Pasternak, Russian novelist and poet (Doctor Zhivago, Nobel 1958), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1960)

Novelist & Poet Boris Pasternak
Novelist & Poet
Boris Pasternak
  • 1890-08-28 Ivor Gurney, English composer and poet, born in Gloucester (d. 1937)
  • 1890-09-20 Rachel Bluwstein, Hebrew poet, born in Saratov, Imperial Russia (d. 1931)
  • 1890-10-21 Gerrit Engelke, German writer/poet (Love Letters)
  • 1890-11-25 Isaac Rosenberg, English war poet and artist (d. 1918)
  • 1891-01-03 Osip E Mandelstam, Polish/Russian poet/author (Kamenj) [NS=Jan 15]
  • 1891-01-15 Osip E Mandelstam, Russian poet (Noise of Time), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1891-01-28 Camille Melloy, [Paepe], Belgian poet (Parfum des Buis)
  • 1891-03-31 Ion Pillat, Romaniams poet/senator (Umbra timpului)
  • 1891-04-19 Ricardo Bacchelli, Italian writer/poet (La Ronda)
  • 1891-05-03 Tadeusz Peiper, Polish poet (d. 1969)
  • 1891-05-04 Johan W F Werumeus Buning, Dutch poet (Daily Bread)
  • 1891-07-05 Tin Ujević, Croatian poet (d. 1955)
  • 1891-07-08 Josef Hora, Czech writer/poet (Working Day)
  • 1891-12-09 Maksim Bahdanovič, Belarusian poet (d. 1917)

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1891-12-10 leonie "Nelly" Sachs, German-Swedish poet (O the Chimneys - Nobel 1966), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1970)

  • 1892-02-04 E. J. Pratt, Canadian poet (d. 1964)
  • 1892-02-22 Edna St Vincent Millay, poet/dramatist/feminist (Harp Weaver-Pulitzer Prize), born in Rockland, Maine (d. 1950)
  • 1892-03-09 Joseph Weinheber, Austria poet/writer (Adel und Untergang)
  • 1892-03-09 Vita Sackville-West, English novelist, poet (The Land) and gardener (Sissinghurst)
  • 1892-03-16 Caesar Vallejo, Peruvian/French poet (Los Heraldos Negros)
  • 1892-03-18 Robert P Tristram Coffin, poet/reporter (WW II)
  • 1892-05-07 Archibald MacLeish, Glencoe Ill, polit essayist/poet/dramatist (JB)
  • 1892-05-21 John Peale Bishop, US poet (This Side of Paradise)
  • 1892-05-29 Alfonsina Storni, Argentine poet (La inquietud del rosal)
  • 1892-06-11 Edward B B Shanks, British poet/critic
  • 1892-07-21 Anton Schnack, German writer and poet, born in Rieneck, Germany (d. 1973)
  • 1892-08-11 Hugh MacDiarmid (Christopher Murray Grieve), Scotland, poet (Scots Unbound)
  • 1892-10-09 Marina Tsvetaeva, Russian poet (d. 1941)
  • 1892-10-27 Victor E van Vriesland, Dutch poet/critic (Mirror of Dutch Poetry)
  • 1892-12-06 F Osbert S Sitwell, poet/writer (Out of the Flame), born in London, England
  • 1892-12-21 Amy Key Clarke, English mystical poet (d. 1980)
  • 1893-02-26 Ivor A "I A" Richards, English poet/critic (Meaning of Meaning) [NS]
  • 1893-03-18 Wilfred Owen, England, anti-war poet (Anthem for Doomed Youth)
  • 1893-03-21 Geoffrey Dearmer, poet
  • 1893-04-29 Elisaveta Bagrjana, [Beltsheva], Bulgaria, poet
  • 1893-06-04 Daan Boens, Flemish poet (Man who sold his Wife)
  • 1893-06-29 Antoon Schweigmann, Dutch religious poet/resistance fighter
  • 1893-07-19 Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russian poet (Ode to Revolution), born in Baghdati, Soviet Georgia [OS=7/7]
  • 1893-07-20 Richard Billinger, Austria poet/writer (From Where I Came)
  • 1893-09-26 Milos Crnjanski, Serbian poet (Seobe)
  • 1893-10-27 Johan G Dancer, Dutch poet (Meetings)
  • 1894-01-02 Robert Nathan, American poet, novelist (Portrait of Jennie), born in NYC, New York
  • 1894-04-20 Martinus Nijhoff, poet/interpreter/linguistic (spelling)
  • 1894-08-17 Erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author (Jorden)
  • 1894-09-13 Julian Tuwim, Polish poet (d. 1953)
  • 1894-10-14 E.E.Cummings (Edward Estlin), poet (Tulips & Chimneys), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1895-01-24 Albin Zollinger, Swiss poet/author (Der Halbe Mensch)
  • 1895-01-24 Eugen Roth, German poet, born in Munich (d. 1976)
  • 1895-01-29 Muna Lee, American poet (d. 1965)
  • 1895-05-09 Lucian Blaga, Romaniams philosopher/poet (Dogmatic Aeon)
  • 1895-07-24 Robert Graves, writer/poet (I Claudius) [or 6/26], born in London, England
  • 1895-09-21 Sergei Yesenin, Russian poet (d. 1925)
  • 1895-09-22 Babette Deutsch, US poet (Animal vegetable mineral)
  • 1895-11-16 Eduard Bagritsky, [Dzhubin], Russ poet/journalist (South-West)
  • 1895-12-14 Paul Eluard, French poet (d. 1952)
  • 1895-12-19 Ingeborg Refling-Hagen, Norwegian author/poet (Loke Saar Havre)
  • 1896-01-18 Hans H Holm, Norwegian poet (Jonsoknatt)

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1896-02-18 André Breton, French writer and poet, founder of Surrealism, born in Tinchebray, France (d. 1966)

Writer and Surrealist André Breton
Writer and Surrealist
André Breton
  • 1896-02-22 Paul Van Ostaijen, Flemish poet/writer/critic (Occupied City)
  • 1896-04-04 Tristan Tzara, [Samuel Rosenfeld] French poet (Approximate Man)
  • 1896-07-01 Pavel G Antokolski, Russian poet/director (Syn) [NS]
  • 1896-08-17 Henry P de Vries, Dutch painter/poet (Laws of the Americas)
  • 1896-10-03 Gerardo Diego, Spanish poet (d. 1987)
  • 1896-10-12 Eugenio Montale, Italy, poet/translator (Xenia-Nobel 1975)
  • 1896-10-30 Kostas Karyotakis, Greek poet (d. 1928)
  • 1896-11-01 Edmund Blunden, English poet/critic (Undertones of War)
  • 1896-12-22 Nikolay Semyonovich Tikhonov, poet, born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1897-01-15 Xu Zhimo, Chinese poet (d. 1931)
  • 1897-01-16 Carlos Pellicer, Mexican poet (d. 1977)
  • 1897-03-13 Marcel Thiry, Belgian poet (Statue of Fatigue)
  • 1897-04-20 Bernard Verhoeven, poet/literature (About the Laugh)
  • 1897-11-07 Ruth Pitter, British poet and 1st woman to receive the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 1955
  • 1897-11-15 Sacheverell Sitwell, English poet/author (People's Palace)
  • 1898-02-10 Bertolt Brecht, German poet and playwright (Mother Courage), born in Augsburg, Bavaria (d. 1956)
  • 1898-02-18 Luis Muñoz Marín, Puerto Rican poet (d. 1980)
  • 1898-05-02 Jef [Josephus C F] Last, Dutch poet/politician (The Spark)
  • 1898-05-18 Juan J Domenchina, Spanish poet/interpreter (sombra desterrada)
  • 1898-06-05 Federico Garcia Lorca, Spain, poet/dramatist (Blood Wedding)
  • 1898-06-25 Kay (Katherine Linn) Sage, American painter and poet , born in Albany, New York
  • 1898-08-15 Jan Brzechwa, Polish poet (d. 1966)
  • 1898-09-15 John J Slauerhoff, Dutch ship's doctor/writer/poet (El Dorado)
  • 1898-10-17 Simon Vestdijk, Dutch writer/poet (5th Seal)
  • 1898-10-22 Damaso Alonso, Spanish poet (Hijos de la ira)
  • 1898-11-12 Abraham J D van Oosten, Dutch poet/author (His Master's Voice)
  • 1898-11-15 Willy Alfredo, [Willem Jue], Dutch entertainer/poet (Fish-Trap)
  • 1898-12-05 Josh Malihabadi, Urdu poet of India and Pakistan (d. 1982)
  • 1898-12-11 Nils J E Ferlin, Swedish poet (Barfotabarn)
  • 1899-03-04 Emilio Prados, Spanish poet and editor (d. 1962)
  • 1899-03-08 Eric Linklater, Scotland, novelist/poet (Blue Swallows)
  • 1899-03-13 Jan Lechoń, Polish poet (d. 1956)
  • 1899-03-25 Jacques Audiberti, French poet (Race of Men)
  • 1899-05-24 Henri Michaux, French poet (d. 1984)
  • 1899-05-25 Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bengali poet, musician, revolutionary and philosopher (d. 1976)
  • 1899-07-21 Hart Crane, American poet (The Bridge), born in Garrettsville, Ohio (d. 1932)
  • 1899-09-30 Hendrik Marsman, Dutch poet/writer/critic

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1899-10-19 Miguel Ángel Asturias, Guatemalan novelist (Hombres de Maiz, Nobel 67), journalist and poet, born in Guatemala City (d. 1974)

Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist Miguel Ángel Asturias
Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist
Miguel Ángel Asturias
  • 1899-11-02 Eddy [Charles E] du Perron, Dutch author/poet
  • 1899-11-04 Carlos Pellicer, Mexican museum director/poet (Teotihuacan)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 801 - 900 of 1,232

  • 1953-01-26 Martinus Nijhoff, Dutch poet/interpreter/linguist, dies at 58
  • 1953-04-06 Idris Davies, Welsh poet (b. 1905)
  • 1953-05-04 Edward B B Shanks, British poet/critic, dies at 60
  • 1953-07-01 Jacob D du Toit [Totius], South African poet/theologist, dies
  • 1953-09-01 Bernard O'Dowd, Australian poet (b. 1866)
  • 1953-09-25 Dimitur Poljanov, [Popov], Bulgaria poet (Iron Verses), dies
  • 1953-11-09 Dylan Thomas, author-poet (Adv in skin trade), dies in NY at 39
  • 1953-12-06 Konstanty I Galczynski, Polish poet (Zielona Ges), dies at 48
  • 1953-12-27 Julian Tuwim, Polish poet (b. 1894)
  • 1954-07-26 Hans Lodeizen, [Johan Frederik], poet (Travel to Congo), dies at 26
  • 1954-10-22 Jibanananda Das, Bengali poet (b. 1899)
  • 1955-02-23 Paul Claudel, French poet/playwright (L'otage), dies at 86
  • 1955-08-02 Wallace Stevens, US poet/writer (Owl's Clover), dies at 75
  • 1955-12-30 Rex Ingamells, Australian poet (b. 1913)
  • 1956-06-19 Lulu [Luise] Strauss und Torney, German poet/writer, dies at 82
  • 1956-07-08 Giovanni Papini, Italian author/poet (Un Uomo Finito), dies at 75
  • 1956-08-14 Bertold Brecht, German poet and playwright (Mother Courage), dies at 58
  • 1957-01-10 Gabriela Mistral, Chilean poet (Nobel Prize 1945), dies at 67
  • 1957-04-22 Ignatius Roy D Campbell, British poet (Garcia Lorca), dies at 54
  • 1957-05-29 George Bacovia [Vasiliu], Romanian poet/composer (Plumb), dies at 75
  • 1957-05-31 Leopold Staff, Polish poet (b. 1878)
  • 1958-02-24 Fernand Baldensperger [Fernand Baldenne], French poet, dies at 86
  • 1958-04-03 Theodor Kramer, Austrian poet and writer, dies at 61
  • 1958-05-29 Juan Ramon Jiménez, Spanish poet (Nobel 1956), dies at 76
  • 1958-06-28 Alfred Noyes, British poet/essayist (Robin Hood), dies at 77
  • 1958-07-04 Adolf Herckenrath, Flemish playwright/poet (Avondvlam), dies at 79
  • 1958-08-04 Ethel Anderson, Australian poet (b. 1883)
  • 1958-09-11 Robert W. Service, Scottish-born Canadian poet (b. 1874)
  • 1958-10-27 Frederik Gerretson [Geerten Gossaert], historian/poet/politician, dies at 74
  • 1959-07-26 Manuel Altolaguirre, Spanish poet/publisher (Amor), dies at 54
  • 1959-08-05 Edgar Guest, US poet/newspaperman, dies at 77
  • 1959-09-22 Benjamin Peret, French writer/poet (Le grand jeu), dies at 60
  • 1959-12-27 Alfonso Reyes, Mexican poet/historian/diplomat, dies at 70
  • 1960-01-13 Sibilla Aleramo, [Rina Faccio], Italian poet (Una Donna), dies at 83
  • 1960-02-28 F S Flint, British translator/poet (imagist movement), dies at 74

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1960-05-30 Boris Pasternak, Russian poet and novelist (Doctor Zhivago) (Nobel Prize 1958), dies at 70

Novelist & Poet Boris Pasternak
Novelist & Poet
Boris Pasternak
  • 1960-06-17 Pierre Reverdy, French poet (Nord-Sud), dies at 70
  • 1960-11-20 Ya'akov Cahan, Hebrew poet and writer, dies at 79
  • 1961-02-21 Blaise Cendrars, [Frederic Sauser-Hall], Switz, poet, dies at 73
  • 1961-03-31 Seerp Anema, Dutch poet/writer (Modern Art & Degenerating), dies at 85
  • 1961-05-06 Lucian Blaga, philosopher/poet (Transcendental censor), dies at 65
  • 1961-06-26 Kenneth F Fearing, US, poet (Afternoon of a pawnbroker), dies at 58
  • 1962-01-17 Gerrit Achterberg, Dutch poet (Dead End), dies at 56
  • 1962-01-20 Robinson Jeffers, poet/playwright (Dear Judas), dies at 75
  • 1962-06-25 Ephraim Lisitsky, Hebrew poet, dies
  • 1962-06-27 Paul Viiding, Estonian poet (b. 1904)

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1962-08-09 Hermann Hesse, German/Swiss poet/author (Nobel 1946), dies at 85

Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse
Nobel Laureate Novelist
Hermann Hesse
  • 1962-09-03 E. E. Cummings, American poet (Tulips & Chimneys), dies at 67
  • 1962-11-14 Manuel Galvez, Argentina writer/poet (Hombres & Soledad), dies at 80
  • 1963-01-08 Kay Sage, American artist and poet commits suicide aged 64

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1963-01-29 Robert Frost, American poet (New Hampshire, 4 Pulitzers), dies at 88

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1963-02-11 Sylvia Plath, American poet/novelist (Ariel), commits suicide at 30

Author and Poet Sylvia Plath
Author and Poet
Sylvia Plath
  • 1963-03-04 William Carlos Williams, US physician/poet, dies at 79
  • 1963-06-03 Nazim Hikmet, Turkish poet (b. 1902)
  • 1963-06-26 Obe Postma, Fries, poet/geography/historian (Own Cart), dies
  • 1963-08-01 Theodore Roethke, US poet (Praise to the end!), dies
  • 1963-11-21 Luis Cernuda, Spanish poet (Perfil del Aire), dies at 61

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1964-03-20 Brendan Behan, Irish writer/poet, dies at 41

Irish Poet and Playwright Brendan Behan
Irish Poet and Playwright
Brendan Behan
  • 1964-04-26 Edwin John Pratt, Canadian poet (Towards the Last Spike), dies at 81
  • 1964-06-04 Samuil Marshak, Russian poet (b. 1887)
  • 1964-10-19 Nettie Palmer, Australian poet and essayist (b. 1885)
  • 1964-12-09 Edith L Sitwell, English poet/author (Wheels), dies at 77

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1965-01-04 T. S. Eliot, American-born British poet (The Waste Land) and Nobel laureate (1948), dies in London at 76

Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate T. S. Eliot
Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate
T. S. Eliot
  • 1965-03-13 Fan S. Noli, Albanian bishop, poet, and politician (b. 1882)
  • 1965-04-08 Erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author, dies at 70
  • 1965-06-04 Bernard Verhoeven, poet/educator (Pleidooi near een non), dies
  • 1965-06-07 Richard Billinger, Austria poet/writer (Bauernpassion), dies
  • 1965-07-10 Jacques Audiberti, French poet (Le cavalier seul), dies at 66
  • 1965-08-14 Jan van Nijlen, Flemish poet/writer (Walk at Dawn), dies
  • 1966-03-05 Anna Achmatova, Ukrainian poet, dies at 76
  • 1966-03-27 Mien Labberton, Dutch poet, dies at 82
  • 1966-05-13 Henk [Hendrik M] of Randwijk, poet/editor in chief (illegal), dies
  • 1966-05-14 Georgia BD Camp Johnson, US poet/playwright, dies at 88
  • 1966-06-07 Hans/Jean Arp, French/Swiss painter/poet/sculptor, dies at 78
  • 1966-06-27 Arthur D Waley, [Schloss], British sinology/poet (Monkey), dies
  • 1966-07-02 Jan Brzechwa, Polish poet (b. 1900)
  • 1966-07-11 Delmore Schwartz, US poet/critic (Shenandoah), dies at 52
  • 1966-07-25 Frank O'Hara, American writer and poet, dies after being hit by a car at 40
  • 1966-08-10 Jacobus C Bloem, poet (Cinders), dies

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1966-09-28 André Breton, French writer and poet, founder of Surrealism, dies at 70

Writer and Surrealist André Breton
Writer and Surrealist
André Breton
  • 1966-09-29 Maurits H E Uyldert, Dutch poet/writer (Motion), dies at 75
  • 1966-10-01 Albert P A A Besnard, poet/journalist (Doom & Thirst), dies
  • 1967-03-02 José Martínez Ruiz, Spanish poet and writer (b. 1873)
  • 1967-05-12 John Masefield, British writer and poet (Salt-Water Ballads), Poet Laureate (1930-67), dies at 88

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1967-05-22 Langston Hughes, American poet (Weary Blues) and playwright (Mulatto), dies at 65

Poet and Playwright Langston Hughes
Poet and Playwright
Langston Hughes
  • 1967-07-21 Pierre Kemp, Dutch poet (English paint box), dies at 80
  • 1967-07-22 Carl Sandburg, poet (Abraham Lincoln: Prairie Years), dies at 89
  • 1967-08-31 Ilja G Ehrenburg, Russian poet/writer (9th wave), dies at 76
  • 1967-09-01 Siegfried L Sassoon, English poet/writer (Counterattack), dies at 80
  • 1968-01-14 Dorothea Mackellar, Australian poet (My Country) (b. 1885)
  • 1968-01-26 Yvor Winters, American poet (b. 1900)
  • 1968-02-04 Gerard den Brabander, [Jan G Jofriet], poet (Nothing New), dies at 67
  • 1968-02-29 Tore Ørjasæter, Norwegian poet (b. 1886)
  • 1968-05-09 Mercedes de Acosta, American poet, playwright, costume designer, and socialite (b. 1893)
  • 1968-06-01 [Johan] Erik Lindegren, Swedish poet/interpreter, dies at 57

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1968-06-14 Salvatore Quasimodo, Italian poet/essayist (Nobel 1959), dies at 66

Author/Poet Salvatore Quasimodo
Author/Poet
Salvatore Quasimodo
  • 1968-10-28 Henricus WJM Keuls, lawyer/poet, dies at 85
  • 1969-06-16 John BMR "John" Hanlo, poet (Oote oote boe), dies at 57
  • 1969-12-26 Louise L de Vilmorin, French poet/author (History d'aimer), dies at 67
  • 1970-01-24 Caresse Crosby, American poet (b. 1891)