Poetry History (Part 10)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 901 - 1,000 of 1,433

  • 1900-03-01 Yorgos Seferis, [Seferi dis], Greek diplomat/poet (Strofi)
  • 1900-05-25 Alain Grandbois, French Canadian poet (d. 1975)
  • 1900-05-27 Uładzimir Zylka, Belarusian poet (d. 1933)
  • 1900-06-03 Gerard den Brabander, [Jan G Jofriet], poet (Nothing New)
  • 1900-06-07 Jan [Johannes A A] Engelman, poet/translator/critic (Garden of Eros)
  • 1900-07-12 Fjodor Godunov-Tcherdynchev, Russian poet (Life of Tchernyshevsky)
  • 1900-07-20 Maurice Gilliams, Flemish writer/poet/essayist (Maria's Life)
  • 1900-12-21 Oda Schaefer, German author/poet (Die Windharfe, Ladies Only)
  • 1901-02-28 Rudolf W Nilsen, Norwegian poet (Hverdagen)
  • 1901-03-04 Jean Joseph Rabearivelo, Malagasy/French poet (d. 1937)
  • 1901-03-05 Julian Przybos, Polish poet (Sruby)
  • 1901-03-29 Frans U Kailas, Finnish poet
  • 1901-06-22 Willem Jacobus du Plooy Erlank (Eitemal), South African poet and professor in Afrikaans and Dutch literature at the University of Stellenbosch, born in Wolmaransstad, Transvaal
  • 1901-07-17 Bruno Jasieński, Polish poet (d. 1938)

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1901-08-20 Salvatore Quasimodo, Italian poet, critic and translator (Nobel 1959), born in Modica, Italy (d. 1968)

Author/Poet Salvatore Quasimodo
Author/Poet
Salvatore Quasimodo
  • 1901-09-02 Andreas Embirikos, Greek surrealist poet (d. 1975)
  • 1901-09-23 Jaroslav Seifert, Czech poet (Nobel 1984)
  • 1901-10-02 [Ignatius] Roy [D] Campbell, South African poet (Flowering Rifle)
  • 1901-10-28 Eileen Shanahan, Irish Poet (d. 1979)

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1902-02-01 Langston Hughes, American poet (Weary Blues) and playwright (Mulatto), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 1967)

Poet and Playwright Langston Hughes
Poet and Playwright
Langston Hughes
  • 1902-02-10 Armand Bernier, Belgian poet (Sorcier Triste)
  • 1902-04-01 Maria Polydouri, Greek poet (d. 1930)
  • 1902-05-11 Kaarlo Sarkia, Finnish poet (Unen Kaivo)
  • 1902-06-05 Hugo Huppert, Austrian writer and poet, born in Bielitz, Silesia (d. 1982)
  • 1902-07-28 Kenneth F. Fearing, American poet (Dead Reckoning), born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 1961)
  • 1902-08-19 Ogden Nash, humorous poet (I'm a Stranger Here Myself), born in Rye, New York
  • 1902-09-20 Stevie [Florence Margaret] Smith, Kingston upon Hull, English poet and novelist (Not Waving but Drowning)

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1902-10-13 Arna Bontemps, American poet (100 years of negro freedom), born in Alexandria, Louisiana (d. 1973)

  • 1902-10-31 Charles Drummond de Andrade, Brazilian poet (Claro Enigma), born in Itabira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • 1902-11-01 Nordahl Grieg, Norwegian poet/dramatist/novelist (The Defeat), born in Bergen, Norway (d. 1943)
  • 1902-11-02 Gyula Illyés, Hungarian author and poet (Az Ismertlen Illyes), born in Felsőrácegres, Pálfa, Hungary (d. 1983)
  • 1903-01-17 Jyoti Prasad Agarwala, Assamese poet, playwright, filmmaker (d. 1953)
  • 1903-02-04 Edwin Denby, Tientsin China, US dance critic/poet (Snoring in N)
  • 1903-03-03 Rabbe A Enckell, Fins author/poet (Lutad about Brunnen)
  • 1903-04-03 Peter Huchel, German poet, born near Berlin (d. 1981)
  • 1903-05-30 Countee Cullen, African American poet of the Harlem Renaissance (Black Christ & Other Poems), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1903-08-27 Xavier Villaurrutia, Mexican poet (Nocturno de los Angeles)
  • 1903-12-16 Rafael Alberti, Spanish poet (El hombre deshabitado)
  • 1904-01-21 Richard P Blackmur, Mass, critic/poet (Good European)
  • 1904-02-21 Armand Preud'homme, Flemish organist/poet
  • 1904-03-18 Srečko Kosovel, Slovenian poet (d. 1926)
  • 1904-04-01 Juan Gil-Albert, Spanish poet and writer, born in Alcoy (d. 1994)
  • 1904-04-27 Cecil Day-Lewis, Irish poet (British Poet Laureate 1968-72) and detective writer (Nicholas Blake), born in Ballintubbert, Queen's County (d. 1972)
  • 1904-04-27 Ragnar Skrede, Norwegian poet (Lauvfall)
  • 1904-05-06 Harry Martinson, Swedish novelist/poet (Trade Wind-Nobel 1974)
  • 1904-05-13 Alfred Earle Birney, poet
  • 1904-05-22 Paul Viiding, Estonian poet (d. 1962)

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1904-07-12 Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet (Residence on Earth-Nobel 1971), born in Parral, Chile (d. 1973)

  • 1904-10-21 Patrick Kavanagh, Irish poet (d. 1967)
  • 1905-01-08 Giacinto Scelsi, Italian composer and surrealist poet, born in La Spezia, Italy (d. 1998)
  • 1905-01-23 Konstanty I Galczynski, Polish poet (Zielona Ges)
  • 1905-02-28 Glyn Jones, Wales, novelist, poet and literary historian
  • 1905-03-09 Rex Warner, English poet/writer (Wild Goose Chase)
  • 1905-03-21 Phyllis McGinley, American poet (Pulitzer 1961, Love Letters)
  • 1905-03-22 Phyllis McGinley, poet
  • 1905-04-11 József Attila, Hungarian poet (d. 1937)
  • 1905-04-22 Robert Choquette, French Canadian novelist, poet and diplomat (d. 1991)
  • 1905-04-24 Robert Penn Warren, 1st US poet laureate (All the King's Men)
  • 1905-05-20 Gerrit Achterberg, Dutch poet (Sailing)
  • 1905-06-08 Brian Coffey, Irish poet (Avent), born in Dublin (d. 1995)
  • 1905-06-29 Manuel Altolaguirre, Spanish poet/publisher (La lenta libertad)
  • 1905-07-29 Stanley Kunitz, American poet (d. 2006)
  • 1905-08-20 Jean Gebser, German-born author, linguist, and poet (d. 1973)
  • 1905-09-16 Vladimír Holan, Czech poet (d. 1980)
  • 1905-11-17 Wazyk, [Adam Wagman], Polish poet/author (Eyes & Mouth)
  • 1905-12-16 Piet Hein, poet/inventor
  • 1905-12-22 Kenneth Rexroth, American poet/critic/translator (Birds in the Bush)
  • 1906-01-06 Benedict Vilakazi, South Africa, poet/educator (Zulu-English Dictionary)
  • 1906-04-08 Charles J B Jonckheere, Flemish poet/writer (Mirror of the Sea)
  • 1906-06-12 Sandro Penna, Italian poet (d. 1977)
  • 1906-06-27 Vernon P Watkins, Welsh poet (Ballad of Mari Lwyd)
  • 1906-08-28 John Betjeman, poet (Mount Zion) and English Poet Laureate (1972-1984), born in London (d. 1984)
  • 1906-09-04 Hendrikus G "Han" Hoekstra, poet (Ongerijmde life)
  • 1906-09-05 Semjon I Kirsanov, Ukrainian poet (Semj Dnej Nedeli), born in Odessa, Ukraine [NS=Sept 18]
  • 1906-09-18 Semjon I Kirsanov, Ukrainian poet (Semj Dnej Nedeli), born in Odessa, Ukraine [OS=Sept 5]
  • 1906-09-27 William Empson, English poet/critic (Milton's God)
  • 1906-10-09 Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegalese poet and 1st President of Senegal (1960-80), born in Joal-Fadiouth, Senegal (d. 2001)
  • 1906-11-02 Daniil Andreev, Russian writer, poet and Christian mystic, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1959)
  • 1906-12-25 Herman J Scheltema, [NEM Pareau], Dutch jurist/poet
  • 1907-02-02 Bernardas Brazdzionis, Lithuania, poet/editor/critic
  • 1907-02-21 Wystan Hugh Auden, American poet (Age of Anxiety-Pulitzer 1948)
  • 1907-05-11 Rose Ausländer, German poet (d. 1988)
  • 1907-06-04 Patience Strong, English poet and journalist (d. 1990)
  • 1907-06-14 René Char, French poet/painter
  • 1907-06-24 Arseny Tarkovsky, Russian poet (d. 1989)
  • 1907-07-07 Helene Johnson, American Harlem Renaissance poet, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • 1907-09-12 Louis MacNeice, Irish poet and playwright, born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1963)
  • 1907-10-21 Nikos Engonopoulos, Greek painter and poet (d. 1985)
  • 1907-10-28 John Harold Hewitt, Northern Irish poet (d. 1987)
  • 1907-11-07 Maurits Mok, Dutch author/poet (Cheese & Bread Game)
  • 1907-12-21 Garmt Stuiveling, Dutch literary (Poet in Love)
  • 1907-12-23 Manuel Lopes, Cape Verdean writer and poet (d. 2005)
  • 1908-01-23 Hubert Nicholson, poet/novelist
  • 1908-05-25 Theodore Roethke, American poet (Words for the Wind)
  • 1908-10-09 Harry Hooton, Australian poet, born in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England (d. 1961)
  • 1908-12-27 Louis JHCA de Bourbon, Dutch writer/poet (Black Banners)
  • 1909-02-03 M Vasalis [Margaretha Droogleever Fortuyn-Leenmans], poet (Phoenix)
  • 1909-02-14 A Moses Klein, poet (Hath Not a Jew...), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1909-02-28 Stephen Spender, English poet and critic (Vienna, Edge of Darkness), born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1909-03-03 Kenton Kilmer, American writer, born in Morristown, New Jersey (d. 1995)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 901 - 1,000 of 1,229

  • 1970-06-01 Giuseppe Ungaretti, Italian poet (Hermeticism) and journalist, dies at 82
  • 1970-10-12 Mustafa Zaidi, Pakistani poet (b. 1930)
  • 1971-03-19 Jan Greshoff, Dutch poet/author/journalist (Last Things), dies at 82
  • 1971-03-23 Simon Vestdijk, Dutch author/poet (Brass Garden), dies at 72
  • 1971-05-19 Ogden Nash, poet/TV panelist (Masquerade Party), dies at 68
  • 1971-05-20 Waldo Williams, Welsh poet (b. 1904)
  • 1971-06-25 Charles Vildrac, Paris France, poet/playwright, dies at 88
  • 1971-07-30 Kenneth Slessor, Australian poet (b. 1901)
  • 1971-12-12 John A Emmens, art historian/poet (Dog of Pavlov), dies at 47
  • 1972-01-07 John Berryman, American poet (The Dream Songs), dies at 57
  • 1972-01-12 Padraic Colum, Irish poet/writer/founder (Irish Review), dies at 90
  • 1972-02-15 Jef [Josephus CF] Last, Dutch poet/Indonesian politician, dies at 73
  • 1972-03-20 Jan Engelman, Dutch poet/art critic (At the Front), dies at 71
  • 1972-05-22 Cecil Day-Lewis, Irish poet (British Poet Laureate 1968-72) and detective writer (Nicholas Blake), dies of cancer at 68
  • 1972-08-02 Helen Hoyt, American poet (b. 1887)

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1972-11-01 Ezra Loomis Pound, US poet (Throne), dies at 87

  • 1972-12-11 Semjon I Kirsanov, Ukrainian poet (Zolushka), dies at 66
  • 1973-04-30 Václav Renč, Czech poet, dramatist and translator (b. 1911)
  • 1973-05-14 Jean Gebser, German-born author, linguist, and poet (b. 1905)

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1973-06-04 Arna Bontemps, American poet (Harlem Renaissance), dies of heart attack at 72 in Nashville

  • 1973-08-17 Conrad Aiken, US poet (Pulitzer), dies at 74

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1973-09-23 Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet (Residence on Earth-Nobel 1971), dies at 69

  • 1973-09-26 Anton Schnack, German writer and poet, dies at 81
  • 1973-09-29 W H Auden, Vienna poet, dies
  • 1973-10-17 Ingeborg Bachmann, Austrian poet (Gott von Manhattan), dies at 47
  • 1974-01-13 Salvador Novo, Mexican writer and poet (b. 1904)
  • 1974-01-20 Edmund Blunden, British poet/critic, dies at 77
  • 1974-01-21 Jan Arends, Dutch poet/author, dies at 48
  • 1974-01-27 Paula Ludwig, Austrian German poet, dies at 74
  • 1974-03-01 Jos de Haes, Flemish philological/poet (Azuren Holte), dies at 53
  • 1974-03-08 Christian van Geel, Dutch poet/sculptor (Spinroc), dies at 56

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1974-06-09 Miguel Ángel Asturias, Guatemalan novelist (Hombres de Maiz, Nobel 67), journalist and poet, dies at 74

Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist Miguel Ángel Asturias
Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist
Miguel Ángel Asturias
  • 1974-07-03 John C Ransom, US poet (World's Body), dies
  • 1974-07-21 Willem F K Hussem, painter/poet (Steltlopen on Sea), dies at 74
  • 1974-08-07 Rosario Castellanos, Mexican poet (b. 1925)
  • 1974-10-17 René A de Rooy, Suriname/Antillean poet, dies at 57
  • 1974-10-29 Victor E. van Vriesland, Dutch poet (Mirror of Dutch Poetry), dies at 82
  • 1975-01-08 Louis J H C A de Bourbon, Dutch writer/poet (Gypsy Blood), dies at 66
  • 1975-02-10 Nikos Kavvadias, Greek poet and writer (b. 1910)
  • 1975-03-18 Alain Grandbois, Quebec poet (b. 1900)
  • 1975-09-20 Saint-John Perse, French diplomat/poet (Nobel 1960), dies at 78
  • 1975-11-01 Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italian poet/author/director, murdered at 53
  • 1975-11-13 Olga Berggolts, Russian poet (b. 1910)
  • 1976-03-13 Willy Alfredo, [Willem Jue], Dutch comedian/poet, dies at 77
  • 1976-04-28 Eugen Roth, German poet, dies at 81
  • 1976-05-01 Alexandros Panagoulis, Greek poet who fought the military junta in Greece (b. 1939)
  • 1976-06-09 Paul T B Rodenko, Dutch poet/writer (Never Marry a Witch), dies at 55
  • 1976-07-04 Antoni Słonimski, Polish poet (b. 1895)
  • 1976-08-05 Adrian Roland Holst, poet (Past the Roads), dies at 88
  • 1976-08-09 Jose Lezama Lima, Cuban poet/novelist, dies at 65
  • 1976-08-29 Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bengali poet, musician, revolutionary and philosopher (b. 1899)
  • 1977-01-21 Sandro Penna, Italian poet (b. 1906)
  • 1977-04-11 Jacques Prévert, French poet and screenwriter (b. 1900)
  • 1977-04-14 Riekus Waskowsky, Dutch poet, dies at 44
  • 1977-04-19 Günter Bruno Fuchs, German writer, poet and artist, dies at 48
  • 1977-06-09 Hans Andreus, [Johan W van de Zant], Dutch poet, dies at 51
  • 1977-09-12 Robert Lowell, US poet/pacifist (Near the Ocean), dies at 60)
  • 1977-12-18 Louis Untermeyer, poet/critic/TV panelist (What's My Line), dies at 92
  • 1978-01-11 Ibn-e-Insha, Pakistani humorist and Urdu poet (b. 1927)
  • 1978-05-11 John Clinge Doorenbos, Dutch journalist/poet, dies at 93
  • 1978-07-02 Aris Alexandrou, Greek novelist, poet and translator (b. 1922)
  • 1978-09-09 Hugh MacDiarmid, Scottish poet (b. 1892)
  • 1978-10-22 John Riley, English poet (murdered) (b. 1937)
  • 1978-11-20 Vasilisk Gnedov, Russian poet (b. 1890)
  • 1979-01-28 Eileen Shanahan, Irish Poet (b. 1901)
  • 1979-02-08 Nikolay Semyonovich Tikhonov, Russian poet, dies at 82
  • 1979-09-10 Agostinho Neto, poet/1st President of Angola, dies at 56
  • 1980-02-12 Muriel Rukeyser, American poet (b. 1913)
  • 1980-03-25 James Wright, American poet (b. 1927)
  • 1980-03-31 Vladimír Holan, Czech poet (b. 1905)
  • 1980-04-21 Sohrab Sepehri, Persian poet and painter (b. 1928)
  • 1980-04-30 Luis Muñoz Marín, Puerto Rican poet, journalist, and politician (b. 1898)
  • 1980-05-05 Edmond Vandercammen, Belgian writer/poet (Grand Combat), dies at 79
  • 1980-07-09 Vinicius de Moraes, Brazilian poet and lyricist (b. 1913)
  • 1980-07-25 Vladimir Vysotsky, Russian poet, singer, and actor (b. 1938)
  • 1980-07-26 Ibn-e-Safi, Pakistani fiction writer and Urdu poet (b. 1928)
  • 1980-09-25 Marie Under, Estonian author and poet (b. 1883)
  • 1981-04-30 Peter Huchel, German poet, dies at 78
  • 1981-09-12 Eugenio Montale, Italian poet and translator (Xenia-Nobel 1975), dies at 84
  • 1981-10-19 Paul Snoek, [Edm Schietekat], Belgian poet, dies at 48
  • 1982-02-22 Josh Malihabadi, Urdu poet of India and Pakistan (b. 1898)
  • 1982-03-11 Horace Gregory, American poet, dies at 83
  • 1982-03-25 Hugo Huppert, Austrian writer and poet, dies at 79
  • 1982-06-06 Kenneth Rexroth, American poet (b. 1905)
  • 1982-07-20 Okot p'Bitek, Ugandan poet (b. 1931)
  • 1982-11-13 Babette Deutsch, US poet (Honey out of the Rock), dies at 87
  • 1983-04-15 Gyula Illyés, Hungarian author and poet (Az Ismertlen Illyes), dies at 80
  • 1983-06-15 Srirangam Srinivasarao, also known as Sri Sri, Telugu poet (b. 1910)
  • 1983-12-13 Nichita Stanescu, Romanian poet (b. 1933
  • 1984-01-21 Giannis Skaribas, Greek writer, dramatist, and poet (b. 1893)
  • 1984-01-23 Mu'in Bseiso, Palestinian poet (b. 1926)
  • 1984-03-11 Nakagawa Soen, Zen teacher/poet, dies in Rytutakuji monastery at 76
  • 1984-04-07 Samuel C Engel, poet, dies of heart failure at 79
  • 1984-05-19 John Betjeman, poet (Mount Zion) and English Poet Laureate (1972-1984), dies at 77
  • 1985-01-16 Robert Fitzgerald, American poet and translator, dies at 74
  • 1985-02-22 Salvador Espriu, Spanish poet (b. 1913)
  • 1985-05-11 Garmt Stuiveling, Dutch writer and poet (Ego & Echo), dies at 77
  • 1985-05-25 Robert Nathan, US writer/poet (Portrait of Jennie), dies at 91
  • 1985-10-08 Ricardo Bacchelli, playwright/poet (Il malino del Po), dies at 94
  • 1985-10-18 Benjamin Moloisi, South African poet/Anc'er, hanged at 30