Poetess in History

Historical Events

  • 1991-11-21 Poetess Maria Elene Cruz Varela arrested in Cuba
  • 1991-11-27 Poetess Maria Elene Cruz Varela sentenced to 2 years (Cuba)

Famous Birthdays

  • 1485-11-30 Veronica Gambara, Italian poetess
  • 1583-02-02 Anna Roemers Visscher, Dutch poetess
  • 1637-11-21 Catharina Questiers, Dutch poetess (Friend of Abandoned Child)
  • 1762-11-16 Petronella Moens, Frisian author/poetess
  • 1803-10-25 Maria van Ackere-Doolaeghe, Flemish poet (Daisies, Avondlamp), born in Diksmuide, Belgium (d. 1884)
  • 1846-08-25 Louise J Gautier, French poetess
  • 1853-12-21 Isolde Kurz, German writer/poetess (Meine Mutter)
  • 1886-09-10 Hilda Doolittle, American poetess (imagisten)
  • 1887-09-07 Edith L Sitwell, English poetess/author (Wheels)
  • 1899-12-09 Leonie Fuller Adams, US poetess (Those not elected)
  • 1902-04-04 Louise L de Vilmorin, French poetess/author (Lutin Sauvage)
  • 1906-04-18 Clara Eggink, [Ebbele], Dutch poetess (Life with JC Bloem)
  • 1907-11-18 Halldis Vesaas-Moren, Norwegian author/poetess
  • 1915-02-26 Elisabeth Eybers, South Afr/Dutch poetess (That Woman & Other Verses)
  • 1915-09-24 Margarita J Aliger, Russian poetess (Zoja) [OS]
  • 1918-11-10 Oda Blinder, [Yolanda Corsen], Antillean poetess (Doorstep)
  • 1934-11-04 Judith Herzberg, Dutch poetess/author (Charlotte Life or Theater)
  • 1936-09-17 Mischa de Vreede, poetess (Our Eternal Hunger)
  • 1943-10-25 Selly Fernandes, Curacao poetess (Winking with Selly)
  • 1959-06-02 Lydia Lunch, US singer/poetess (Teenage Jesus, Jerks)

Famous Deaths

  • 0460-10-20 Eudocia Aelia Athenais, empress Oostromeinse Rich/poetess, dies
  • 1651-12-06 Anna Roemers Visscher, Dutch poetess, dies at 68
  • 1711-06-08 Katharina Lescaille, [Netherlands Sappho], poetess, dies at 61

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1784-12-05 Phillis Wheatley, American poet and first published African-American woman, dies in Boston at 31

  • 1804-11-05 Elizabeth "Betje" Wolff-Bekker, poetess (Sara Burgerhart), dies at 66
  • 1843-01-04 Petronella Moens, Frisian author/poetess, dies at 80
  • 1873-09-20 Lulu Strauss und Torney, German poetess/writer, dies
  • 1902-08-31 Mathilde Wesendonk, German author/poetess, dies at 73
  • 1917-12-26 Louise J Gautier, French poetess/daughter of Theophile G, dies at 71
  • 1944-04-05 Isolde Kurz, German writer/poetess (Meine Mutter), dies at 90
  • 1944-11-06 Hannah Senesh, Jewish poetess, executed by Nazis in Budapest
  • 1961-09-27 Hilda Doolittle, US poetess (Bid Me to Live), dies at 75
  • 1972-02-05 Marianne Moore, US poetess (Pulitzer 1951), dies at 84
  • 1974-10-04 Anne Sexton, American poet (Live or Die; Pulitzer 1967), dies at 45
  • 1978-02-22 Phyllis McGinley, US poetess (Pulitzer 1961), dies at 72
  • 1979-10-06 Elizabeth Bishop, poetess (North & South, Pulitzer 1956), dies at 68
  • 1988-06-27 Leonie Fuller Adams, US poetess (High Falcon), dies at 88