Poets in History (Part 10)

Poetry: Poetesses

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 901 - 1,000 of 1,601

  • 1892-03-18 Robert P Tristram Coffin, poet/reporter (WWII)
  • 1892-05-07 Archibald MacLeish, American lawyer and poet (Conquistador), born in Glencoe, Illinois (d. 1982)
  • 1892-05-21 John Peale Bishop, American poet (This Side of Paradise), born in Charles Town, West Virginia (d. 1944)
  • 1892-05-29 Alfonsina Storni, Argentine poet (La inquietud del rosal), born in Sala Capriasca, Switzerland (d. 1938)
  • 1892-06-11 Edward Shanks, British poet and critic, born in London, England (d. 1953)
  • 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 (The Train of Life), born in Moscow (d. 1941)
  • 1892-10-27 Victor E. van Vriesland, Dutch poet (Mirror of Dutch Poetry), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1974)
  • 1892-12-06 Osbert Sitwell, English poet, writer (Out of the Flame), born in London, England (d. 1969)
  • 1892-12-21 Amy Key Clarke, English mystical poet & writer, born in England, United Kingdom (d. 1980)
  • 1893-02-26 I. A. Richards, English poet and influential critic (Meaning of Meaning), born in Sandbach, England (d. 1979)
  • 1893-03-18 Wilfred Owen, English soldier & anti-war poet (Anthem for Doomed Youth, Futility), born in Oswestry, Shropshire, England (d. 1918)
  • 1893-03-21 Geoffrey Dearmer, poet
  • 1893-04-29 Elisaveta Bagriana, Bulgarian poet (The Eternal and the Holy), born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 1991)
  • 1893-06-04 Daan Boens, Flemish poet (Man who sold his Wife), born in Ostend, Belgium (d. 1977)
  • 1893-06-29 Antoon Schweigmann, Dutch religious poet and resistance fighter, born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands (d. 1945)
  • 1893-07-19 Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russian poet (Ode to Revolution), born in Baghdati, Soviet Georgia (d. 1930) [OS=7/7]
  • 1893-07-20 Richard Billinger, Austria poet/writer (From Where I Came)
  • 1893-10-26 Miloš Crnjanski, Serbian poet (Seobe), born in Csongrád, Austria-Hungary (d. 1977)
  • 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, Dutch poet and linguistic (spelling), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1953)
  • 1894-06-13 Mark van Doren, American poet and author (Happy Critic, Transients), born in Hope, Vermilion County, Illinois (d. 1972)
  • 1894-08-17 Erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian, poet and author (Jorden), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1965)
  • 1894-09-13 Julian Tuwim, Polish poet and lyricist, born in Łódź, Congress Poland (d. 1953)
  • 1894-10-14 E.E.Cummings (Edward Estlin), poet (Tulips & Chimneys), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1894-12-10 Gertrud Kolmar, German lyric poet and writer, born in Berlin (d. 1943)
  • 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, Romanian philosopher and poet (Dogmatic Aeon), born in Lámkerék, Szeben County, Austria-Hungary (d. 1961)
  • 1895-07-24 Robert Graves, English writer and poet (I Claudius) [or 6/26], born in London, England (d. 1985)
  • 1895-09-21 Sergei Yesenin, Russian poet, born in Konstantinovo, Ryazan Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1925)
  • 1895-09-22 Babette Deutsch, American poet (Animal vegetable mineral)
  • 1895-10-04 Sergei Yesenin, Russian lyric poet, born in Konstantinovo, Ryazan Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1925)
  • 1895-11-16 Eduard Bagritsky, Russian-Soviet poet and journalist (South-West), born in Odessa, Russian Empire (d. 1934)
  • 1895-12-14 Paul Éluard, French communist and poet, born in Saint-Denis, France (d. 1952)
  • 1895-12-19 Ingeborg Refling-Hagen, Norwegian author/poet (Loke Saar Havre)
  • 1895-12-19 Maurice Roelants, Flemish novelist and poet (Komen en gaan, Prayer for a Good End), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1966)
  • 1896-01-18 Hans H. Holm, Norwegian poet (Jonsoknatt), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1980)

Person of interestAndré Breton

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] Romanian-French poet (Approximate Man), born in Moinești, Romania (d. 1963)
  • 1896-07-01 Pavel Antokolsky, Russian poet and theatre director (Syn), born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1978)
  • 1896-08-17 Henry P de Vries, Dutch painter/poet (Laws of the Americas)
  • 1896-08-21 Raymond Herreman, Belgian poet, journalist and writer (Jericho's Rose), born in Menen, Belgium (d. 1971)
  • 1896-10-03 Gerardo Diego, Spanish poet (Versos humanos), born in Santander, Spain (d. 1987)
  • 1896-10-12 Eugenio Montale, Italian poet and translator (Xenia-Nobel 1975), born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1981)
  • 1896-10-30 Kostas Karyotakis, Greek poet, born in Tripoli, Greece (d. 1928)
  • 1896-11-01 Edmund Blunden, English poet and critic (Undertones of War), born in London (d. 1974)
  • 1896-12-22 Nikolay Semyonovich Tikhonov, Russian poet, born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1897-01-15 Xu Zhimo, Chinese poet (d. 1931)
  • 1897-01-16 Carlos Pellicer, Mexican poet, born in Villahermosa, Tabasco (d. 1977)
  • 1897-04-29 Bernard Verhoeven, Dutch poet (Pleidooi near een non), born in Arnhem, Netherlands (d. 1965)
  • 1897-08-20 Tarjei Vesaas, Norwegian poet and author (Det Store Spelet), born in Vinje, Telemark, Norway (d. 1970)
  • 1897-10-03 Louis Aragon, French poet and writer (Les Lettres françaises, Pour un réalisme socialiste), born in Paris, France (d. 1982)
  • 1897-11-07 Ruth Pitter, British poet and 1st woman to receive the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 1955, born in Ilford, London (d. 1992)
  • 1897-11-15 Sacheverell Sitwell, English author (People's Palace), born in Scarborough, England (d. 1988)
  • 1897-12-16 Paul Neuhuys, Belgian playwright and poet (Le Canari et le Cerise), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1984)
  • 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 Last, Dutch poet and writer, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1972)
  • 1898-05-18 Juan J Domenchina, Spanish poet/interpreter (sombra desterrada)
  • 1898-06-05 Federico Garcia Lorca, Spanish poet and dramatist (Blood Wedding), born in Fuente Vaqueros, Granada, Andalucía, Spain (d. 1936)
  • 1898-06-25 Kay [Katherine Linn] Sage, American painter and poet, born in Albany, New York (d. 1963)
  • 1898-08-15 Jan Brzechwa, Polish poet (The Beetle), born in Zhmerynka, Ukraine (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, born in Malihabad, North-Western Provinces, British India (d. 1982)
  • 1898-12-11 Nils Johan Einar Ferlin, Swedish poet (Barfotabarn), born in Karlstad, Sweden (d. 1961)
  • 1899-03-04 Emilio Prados, Spanish poet and editor (d. 1962)
  • 1899-03-08 Eric Linklater, British novelist and poet (Blue Swallows), born in Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales (d. 1974)
  • 1899-03-13 Jan Lechoń [Leszek Józef Serafinowicz], Polish poet, born in Warsaw, Congress Poland (d. 1956)
  • 1899-03-25 Jacques Audiberti, French poet (Race of Men)
  • 1899-05-24 Henri Michaux, Belgian-born French poet and writer (Miserable Miracle), born in Namur, Belgium (d. 1984)
  • 1899-05-25 Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bengali poet, musician, revolutionary and philosopher, born in Asansol, Burdwan, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 1976)
  • 1899-07-21 Hart Crane, American poet (The Bridge), born in Garrettsville, Ohio (d. 1932)
  • 1899-07-24 Chief Dan George [Tes-wah-no], Canadian Indian author, poet and actor (Harry & Tonto, Little Big Man, Smith!), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 1981)
  • 1899-09-30 Hendrik Marsman, Dutch poet, writer and critic, born in Zeist, Netherlands (d. 1940)

Person of interestMiguel Ángel Asturias

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 Edgar du Perron, Dutch author and poet (Land of Origin), born in Batavia, Dutch East Indies (d. 1940)
  • 1899-11-17 Roger Vitrac, French poet/dramatist (Coup of Trafalgar)
  • 1899-11-19 Allen Tate, American poet (Mr Pope & Other Poems), born in Winchester, Kentucky (d. 1979)
  • 1899-12-09 Léonie Adams, American poetess (Those not elected), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1900-01-05 Paula Ludwig, Austrian-German poet, born in Vorarlberg, Austria (d. 1974)
  • 1900-01-29 Willem F K Hussem, Dutch painter/poet (Coastline, Lookout on Sea)
  • 1900-02-22 Giorgos Seferis [Georgios Seferiades], Greek poet (Nobel 1963), born in Urla, Ottoman Empire (d. 1971)
  • 1900-03-01 Yorgos Seferis [Seferi dis], Greek diplomat/poet (Strofi)
  • 1900-05-24 Eduardo De Filippo, Italian playwright, director, actor and poet (7 Deadly Sins, Shoot Loud), born in Naples, Italy (d. 1984)
  • 1900-05-25 Alain Grandbois, French Canadian poet (Né à Québec: Louis Jolliet), born in Saint-Casimir, Quebec (d. 1975)
  • 1900-05-27 Uładzimir Žyłka, Belarusian poet, born in Makaszy, Nesvizh, Russian Empire (d. 1933)
  • 1900-06-03 Gerard den Brabander [Jan G Jofriet], Dutch poet (Nothing New) (d. 1968)
  • 1900-06-07 Jan Engelman, Dutch poet, translator and critic (Garden of Eros), born in Utrecht, the Netherlands (d. 1972)
  • 1900-06-10 Henri Bruning, Dutch poet and literary, born in Amsterdam (d. 1983)
  • 1900-06-29 Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer, poet and pioneering aviator (The Little Prince), born in Lyon, France (d. 1944)
  • 1900-07-12 Fjodor Godunov-Tcherdynchev, Russian poet (Life of Tchernyshevsky)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 901 - 1,000 of 1,513

  • 1944-05-28 Katri Vala, Finnish poet, dies at 42
  • 1944-06-19 Han Yong-woon, Korean Buddhist reformer and poet, at 65
  • 1944-07-18 Thomas Sturge Moore, English poet (Centaurs' Booty), dies at 74
  • 1944-07-31 Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer, poet and pioneering aviator (The Little Prince), dies during a reconnaissance mission at 44
  • 1944-11-06 Hannah Senesh, Jewish poetess, executed by Nazis in Budapest
  • 1944-12-02 Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Italian-French prose writer, novelist, poet, and dramatist (Futurism e Futurista), dies of cardiac arrest at 67
  • 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
  • 1945-03-07 Adolf Bartels, German journalist and poet, dies at 82
  • 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 Josef Weinheber, Austrian poet and writer (Vienna Verbatim), dies at 43
  • 1945-04-17 Ion Pillat, Romania poet and senator (Umbra timpului), dies at 54
  • 1945-04-24 Antoon Schweigmann, Dutch religious poet and resistance fighter, dies at 51
  • 1945-05-15 Charles Williams, British poet and writer, dies at 58
  • 1945-06-21 Josef Hora, Czech writer/poet (Sinking Shadows), dies at 53
  • 1945-07-07 Salomėja Nėris [Salomėja Bačinskaitė-Bučienė], Lithuanian poet, dies of cancer at 40
  • 1945-07-20 Paul Valéry [Ambroise Paul Toussaint Jules Valéry], French author, philosopher and poet (La Jeune Parque), dies at 73
  • 1945-08-26 Franz Werfel, Austrian-Bohemian novelist, playwright, and poet (Mirror Man, The Forty Days of Musa Dagh), 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)
  • 1948-01-02 Jatindramohan Bagchi, Indian (Bengali) poet, dies at 69
  • 1948-01-08 Kurt Schwitters, German-British dada-artist and poet (collages), dies at 60
  • 1948-03-04 Antonin Artaud, French poet/actor (Napoleon), dies at 51
  • 1948-04-02 Sabahattin Ali, Turkish poet, author and journalist (Esirler, Içimizdeki Şeytan), killed at 41
  • 1949-03-02 Sarojini Naidu, Indian freedom fighter and poet, dies at 70
  • 1949-06-11 Oton Zupanic, Slavs poet (Zimzelen pod snegom), dies at 71
  • 1949-07-16 Vyacheslav Ivanov, Russian philosopher, playwright and poet, dies at 83
  • 1949-12-28 Hervey Allen, American writer and poet (Anthony Adverse), dies at 60
  • 1950-03-02 M Joseph V d'Arbaud, French poet/author (Li cant palustre), dies at 76
  • 1950-03-05 Edgar Lee Masters, American poet and novelist (Spoon River Anthology), dies at 81
  • 1950-05-10 John G Fletcher, American 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 and 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
  • 1951-05-25 Paula von Preradović, Croatian-Austrian poet and writer, dies at 63
  • 1951-06-02 John Erskine, American poet and writer (Private Life of Helen of Troy), dies at 71
  • 1951-06-19 Angelos Sikelianos, Greek poet (b. 1884)
  • 1951-09-24 Georges Rency, Belgian poet and literature, dies at 75
  • 1951-11-25 Raden Mas Noto Soeroto, Javanese 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, American philosopher/poet (Last Puritan), dies at 88
  • 1952-11-18 Paul Éluard, French communist and poet, dies at 56
  • 1952-11-23 Aaro A Hellaakoski, Finnish geographer/poet, dies at 59
  • 1953-01-26 Martinus Nijhoff, Dutch poet and linguistic (spelling), dies at 58
  • 1953-04-06 Idris Davies, Welsh poet (b. 1905)
  • 1953-05-04 Edward Shanks, British poet and 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, dies at 87
  • 1953-09-25 Dimitur Poljanov [Popov], Bulgaria poet (Iron Verses), dies at 76
  • 1953-11-08 Ivan Bunin, Russian poet and novelist (Gentleman from San Francisco-Nobel 1933, dies at 83
  • 1953-11-09 Dylan Thomas, Welsh poet (Child's Christmas in Wales), dies at 39
  • 1953-12-06 Konstanty I Galczynski, Polish poet (Zielona Ges), dies at 48
  • 1953-12-27 Julian Tuwim, Polish poet and lyricist, dies at 59
  • 1954-07-26 Hans Lodeizen [Johan Frederik], poet (Travel to Congo), dies at 26
  • 1954-09-29 William John Gruffydd, Welsh poet and scholar, dies at 73
  • 1954-10-22 Jibanananda Das, Bengali poet (b. 1899)
  • 1955-02-23 Paul Claudel, French poet and playwright (L'otage-1909), dies at 86
  • 1955-08-02 Wallace Stevens, American poet (The Auroras of Autumn), dies at 75
  • 1955-11-12 Tin Ujević, Croatian poet (Žedan kamen na studencu), dies at 64
  • 1955-12-30 Rex Ingamells, Australian poet (b. 1913)
  • 1956-06-19 Lulu [Luise] Strauss und Torney, German poet/writer, dies at 82
  • 1956-06-22 Walter de la Mare, British poet and author (The Listeners, Memoirs of a Midget), dies at 83
  • 1956-07-07 Gottfried Benn, German poet and essayist, dies at 70
  • 1956-07-08 Giovanni Papini, Italian author/poet (Un Uomo Finito), dies at 75
  • 1956-08-14 Bertolt Brecht, German poet and playwright (Mother Courage), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • 1957-01-10 Gabriela Mistral, Chilean poet (Nobel Prize 1945), dies at 67
  • 1957-04-22 Roy Campbell, South African poet (Garcia Lorca), dies at 54
  • 1957-05-29 George Bacovia [Vasiliu], Romanian poet and composer (Plumb), dies at 75
  • 1957-05-31 Leopold Staff, Polish poet (b. 1878)
  • 1958-02-17 Hugh McCrae, Australian writer and poet (Satyrs and Sunlight: Sylvarum Libri), dies at 81
  • 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 and 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, English-Canadian poet (Cremation of Sam McGee), dies at 84
  • 1958-10-27 Frederik Gerretson [Geerten Gossaert], historian/poet/politician, dies at 74
  • 1958-11-16 J. W. F. Werumeus Buning, Dutch poet (Daily Bread), dies at 67
  • 1959-03-30 Daniil Andreev, Russian writer, poet and Christian mystic, dies at 52
  • 1959-07-26 Manuel Altolaguirre, Spanish poet and publisher (Amor), dies at 54
  • 1959-08-05 Edgar Albert Guest, American poet and newspaperman, dies at 77
  • 1959-09-22 Benjamin Peret, French writer/poet (Le grand jeu), dies at 60
  • 1959-12-27 Alfonso Reyes, Mexican writer (Simpatías y diferencias) and diplomat (Higenia Cruel), dies at 70
  • 1960-01-13 Sibilla Aleramo [Rina Faccio], Italian feminist and poet (Una Donna), dies at 83
  • 1960-02-28 F S Flint [Frank Stuart Flint], British translator and imagist movement poet (In the Net of the Stars), dies at 74

Person of interestBoris Pasternak

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
  • 1960-07-13 Joy Davidman, American poet, writer and wife of C. S. Lewis, dies at 45
  • 1960-11-20 Ya'akov Cahan, Hebrew poet and writer, dies at 79
  • 1960-12-29 Eden Phillpotts, English novelist, poet and playwright (Red Madymaynes), dies at 98

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