Poets in History (Part 2)

Poetry: Poetesses

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 1,601

  • 1593-04-03 George Herbert, English metaphysical poet (5 Mystical Songs), born in Montgomery, Wales (d. 1633)
  • 1593-08-23 Fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia), born in Ferrara, Italy (d. 1646)
  • 1595-02-24 Matthias C Sarbiewski [Sarbievius], Polish jesuit/poet
  • 1595-12-04 Jean Chapelain, French writer and poet (La Pucelle), born in Paris (d. 1674)
  • 1596-09-04 Constantijn Huygens, Dutch diplomat and poet, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1687)
  • 1596-09-28 Vredius [Olivier de Wree], Flemish historian and mayor of Brugge, born in Brugge, Belgium (d. 1652)
  • 1597-02-24 Vincent Voiture, French poet (d. 1648)
  • 1597-12-23 Martin Opitz, German poet "Father of Modern German Poetry", born in Bunzlau, Silesia (d. 1639)
  • 1598-08-07 Georg Stiernhielm, Swedish scholar and poet often known as "father of Swedish poetry" (Hercules), born in Vika, Sweden (d. 1672)
  • 1600-01-17 Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Spanish dramatist, poet and writer of the Spanish Golden Age, born in Madrid (d. 1681)
  • 1605-07-29 Simon Dach, Prussian-German poet, born in Memel, East Prussia (d. 1659)
  • 1605-09-23 Daniel von Czepko, German poet
  • 1605-10-16 Charles Coypeau Dassoucy, French poet and singer, born in Paris (d. 1677)
  • 1606-03-03 Edmund Waller, England, poet (Penshust)
  • 1606-05-06 Lorenzo Lippi [Perlone Zipoli], Italian poet and painter, born in Florence (d. 1664)
  • 1606-06-06 Pierre Corneille, French poet and dramatist (El Cid, Horace), born in Rouen, France (d. 1684)
  • 1607-03-08 Johann von Rist, German composer and poet known for his hymns, born in Ottensen, Holstein (d. 1667)
  • 1607-11-01 Georg Philipp Harsdörffer, German poet and translator, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1658)

Person of interestJohn Milton

1608-12-09 John Milton, English poet and puritan (Paradise Lost), born in London, England (d. 1674)

  • 1609-02-10 John Suckling, English Cavalier poet/dramatist/courtier
  • 1609-03-16 Michael Franck, German composer, poet and baker, born in Schleusingen (d. 1667) [1]
  • 1609-10-05 Paul Fleming, German poet, born in Hartenstein, Saxony (d. 1640)
  • 1610-03-01 Johann B. Schup [Schuppius], German poet and historian
  • 1612-02-08 Samuel Butler, England, poet/satirist (Hudibras) (baptized)
  • 1612-06-23 Justus G Schottel [Schottelius], German poet
  • 1612-10-25 James Graham, Marquis of Montrose "the Great Montrose", Scottish general and poet, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1650)
  • 1613-06-16 John Cleveland, English poet (d. 1658)
  • 1613-08-11 Cristoph Kaldenbach, Prussian poet and composer, born in Świebodzin, Poland (d. 1698)
  • 1613-11-05 Isaac de Benserade, French poet, born in Lyons-la-Forêt, France (d. 1691)
  • 1614-01-31 Nicolas Saboly, French composer and poet, born in Monteux (d. 1675)
  • 1615-03-06 Jan Zoet, Dutch actor, author, playwright and poet (Parnasssus aan 't Y), born in Flanders, Belgium (d. 1674)
  • 1615-06-20 Salvatore Rosa, Italian baroque painter, poet, musician and actor, born in Arenella, Italy (d. 1673)
  • 1616-10-02 Andreas Gryphius, German lyric poet and dramatist, born in Glogau, Silesia (d. 1664)
  • 1619-10-08 Philipp von Zesen, German poet and historian (Bescheibung of Amsterdam), born in Dessau, Germany (d. 1689)
  • 1621-02-14 Sybilla Schwarz, German baroque poet, born in Greifswald, Germany (d. 1638)
  • 1621-03-07 Georg Neumark, German composer and poet, born in Langensalza (d. 1681)
  • 1621-03-31 Andrew Marvell, English poet (To His Coy Mistress), born in Winestead, England (d. 1678)
  • 1621-07-08 Jean de la Fontaine, French poet (Fables), born in Château-Thierry, Aisne, France (d. 1695)
  • 1621-11-03 Renatus Rapinus [René Rapin], French Jesuit theologian and poet (Hortorum libri IV), born in Tours, France (d. 1687)
  • 1622-01-20 Susanna van Baerle, Dutch poet/wife of Geeraert Burns
  • 1622-04-17 Henry Vaughan, English poet (Silex Scintillans), born in Newton St. Bridget, Brecknockshire, Wales (d. 1695)
  • 1624-08-22 Jean Renaud de Segrais, French writer and poet, born in Caen, France (d. 1701)
  • 1626-07-25 Gerard Brandt, Dutch theologist, poet and historian, born in Amsterdam (d. 1685)
  • 1628-01-30 George Villiers, 2nd duke of Buckingham, English statesman and poet, born in London (d. 1687)
  • 1628-03-10 Constantine Huygens Jr, Dutch poet/painter/cartoonist
  • 1628-04-02 Constantin Christian Dedekind, German composer and poet, born in Reinsdorf, Thuringia, Germany (d. 1715)
  • 1630-04-28 Charles Cotton, English poet and writer, born in Alstonefield, Staffordshire, England (d. 1687)
  • 1631-08-19 John Dryden, English poet (1st Poet Laureate 1668-1700), born in Aldwincle, Northamptonshire (d. 1700) [OS=Aug 9]
  • 1632-08-02 Kaspar von Stieler, German poet (Teutsche Wolredner), born in Erfurt, Germany (d. 1707)
  • 1634-01-16 Dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (d. 1716)
  • 1636-11-01 Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, French poet and critic, born in Paris (d. 1711)
  • 1637-08-16 Emilie Juliane of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, German countess and poet (d. 1706)
  • 1637-11-21 Catharina Questiers, Dutch poet (Friend of Abandoned Child), born in Amsterdam (d. 1669)
  • 1638-01-01 Antoinette du Ligier de la Guard Deshoulieres, French poet/playwright
  • 1638-01-24 Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset, English poet (d. 1706)
  • 1638-10-18 Lars Johnstown [Lasse Lucidor], Swedish poet
  • 1642-12-30 Vincenzo da Filicaja, Italian poet (d. 1707)
  • 1646-02-04 Hans A Freiherr von Abschatz, Silesian poet
  • 1647-04-01 John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, English poet (d. 1680)
  • 1647-05-03 Joannes Antonides van der Goes, Dutch poet (Bellone aen bant), born in Goes, Netherlands (d. 1684)
  • 1648-04-07 John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, English statesman and poet (d. 1721)
  • 1648-04-16 John Luyken, Dutch poet and etcher (Duytse Lyre), born in Amsterdam (d. 1712)
  • 1651-11-12 Juana Ines de La Cruz, Mexican poet/nun/feminist (Primero Sueno)
  • 1652-03-03 Thomas Otway, England, playwright/poet (Venice Preserved)
  • 1653-08-09 John Oldham, English satirical poet, born in Shipton Moyne, Gloucestershire (d. 1683)
  • 1654-01-20 Michiel de Swaen, South Netherland physician/poet
  • 1656-11-09 Paul Aler, French jesuit and poet (Gradus ad Parnassum), born in Luxembourg (d. 1727)
  • 1658-02-13 Jan B. Wellekens, Dutch poet and painter
  • 1660-12-12 Peter Rabus, Dutch poet and translator (Liberated Britanje) (d. 1702)
  • 1661-04-11 Antoine Coypel, French painter and poet, born in Paris (d. 1722)
  • 1661-04-16 Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax, English poet and statesman, born in Horton, Northamptonshire, England (d. 1715)
  • 1661-10-11 Melchior de Polignac, French diplomat, Cardinal and poet, born in Chateau de la Ronte, Haute-Loire, France (d. 1741)
  • 1663-11-26 Pedro de Peralta y Barnuevo, Peruvian poet (Obras Dramaticas), born in Lima, Peru (d. 1743)
  • 1664-07-21 Matthew Prior, English poet and diplomat, born in London (d. 1721)
  • 1664-11-16 Abraham Alewijn, Dutch poet and playwright (Puiterveense Helleveeg), born in Amsterdam (d. 1721)
  • 1665-03-27 Benjamin Neukirch, German poet (Herrn von Hofmannswaldau), born in Silesia, Poland (d. 1729)
  • 1666-01-05 Guru Gobind Singh, Tenth Guru of Sikhism, founder and General of Khalsa Army, social reformist and poet, born in Patna Sahib (d. 1708)
  • 1671-04-06 Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French playwright/poet (Sacred Odes & Songs)
  • 1671-11-06 Colley Cibber, English actor, dramatist and Poet Laureate (1730-57), born in London (d. 1757)
  • 1672-05-01 Joseph Addison, English essayist and poet (co-founder of The Spectator), born in Milston, Wiltshire, England (d. 1719)
  • 1673-03-19 Pedro Vaz Rego, Portuguese composer and poet, born in Campo Maior, Portugal (d. 1736)
  • 1674-06-20 Nicholas Rowe, English poet and playwright (Tamerlane), Poet Laureate (1715-18), born in Little Barford, Bedfordshire (d. 1718)
  • 1675-09-02 William Somervile, English poet (d. 1742)
  • 1676-07-14 Caspar Abel, German theologian, historian, and poet (d. 1763)
  • 1679-06-01 Johan Runius, Swedish poet (Dudaim)
  • 1680-09-22 Barthold Heinrich Brockes, German poet (d. 1747)
  • 1683-07-03 Edward Young, English poet (Revenge, Complaint), born in Upham, Winchester, England (d. 1765)
  • 1685-02-10 Aaron Hill, English playwright/poet (Tragedy of Zara)
  • 1685-06-30 John Gay, English poet and dramatist (The Beggar's Opera), born in Barnstaple, England (d. 1732)
  • 1685-12-17 Thomas Tickell, English writer and poet, born in Bridekirk, Cockermouth, England (d. 1740)
  • 1686-10-15 Allan Ramsay, Scottish poet (Gentle Shepherd), born in Leadhills, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1758)
  • 1687-07-03 Arnold Hoogvliet, Dutch poet (Abraham the Patriarch), born in Vlaardingen, Netherlands (d.1763)

Person of interestAlexander Pope

1688-05-21 Alexander Pope, English poet (Rape of the Lock, translation of Homer) (d. 1744), born in London, England

  • 1688-09-05 Lukas Fencer, Dutch poet (Fight of Kings & Mice)
  • 1689-01-29 Hubert K Poot, Dutch poet
  • 1692-02-29 John Byrom, English poet and the inventor of shorthand, born in Manchester, England (d. 1763)
  • 1692-11-06 Louis Racine, French poet (La Religion), born in Paris (d. 1763)
  • 1692-11-21 Carlo Innocenzo Fragoni, Italian poet, born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1768)
  • 1694-06-20 Hans Adolph Brorson, Danish Pietist bishop, born in Randerup, Denmark (d. 1764)
  • 1695-04-08 Johann Christian Gunther, German poet, born in Striegau, Silesia (d. 1723)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 1,513

  • 1602-10-30 Jean-Jacques Boissard, French poet (b. 1528)
  • 1604-04-04 Thomas Churchyard, poet/pamphleteer, dies
  • 1604-10-08 Janus Dousa [Johan van de Does], Dutch politician and poet, dies at 58
  • 1605-09-23 Pontus de Tyard, French poet
  • 1606-10-05 Philippe Desportes, French poet (b. 1546)
  • 1607-04-15 Cornelius Kilianus, Flemish translator & poet, dies at ~78
  • 1607-10-26 Philipp Nicolai, German Lutheran pastor, poet, composer and hymnodist, dies at 52
  • 1608-04-19 Earl of Dorset, poet/statesman, dies
  • 1609-12-04 Alexander Hume, Scottish poet (Hymns and Sacred Songs), dies
  • 1611-06-08 Jean Bertaut, French poet (b. 1552)
  • 1613-09-15 Thomas Overbury, English poet (A Wife) and essayist, dies at 32
  • 1615-08-15 Cornelis C Vrancx, Flemish poet/writer (Comfort of Soles), dies

Person of interestWilliam Shakespeare

1616-04-23 William Shakespeare, English poet and playwright (b. 1564) (Julian calendar) dies aged 52

  • 1616-08-08 Cornelis Ketel, Dutch portrait painter/poet, buried at 68
  • 1617-02-09 Hans Christoph Haiden, German composer, organist and poet, dies at 44
  • 1618-08-23 Gerbrant A Bredero, poet/playwright (Moortje), dies at 33
  • 1618-09-28 Joshua Sylvester, English poet (b. 1563)

BattleWalter Raleigh

1618-10-29 Walter Raleigh, English scholar, poet, historian and explorer, beheaded for treason at about 64

Explorer Walter Raleigh
Explorer
Walter Raleigh
  • 1619-03-01 Thomas Campion, English physician, composer, poet (Poemata), dies at 53
  • 1619-10-14 Samuel Daniel, English poet (b. 1562)
  • 1620-02-19 Roemer P Visscher, poet, buried in Amsterdam
  • 1621-08-15 John Barclay, Scottish satirist writer and poet (Euphormio's Satyricon), dies at 39
  • 1625-03-25 Giambattista Marini, Italian poet (b. 1569)
  • 1625-09-20 Heinrich Meibom, German historian and poet, dies at 69
  • 1626-02-28 Cyril Tourneur, English poet/dramatist, dies at about 51
  • 1626-12-08 John Davies, English poet (b. 1569)
  • 1627-04-19 John Beaumont, English poet (b. 1583)
  • 1627-05-23 Luis de Gongora, Spanish poet and writer, dies at 65
  • 1627-07-19 Dirck R "Didericus" Camphuysen, poet/printer/vicar, dies at about 41
  • 1628-09-30 Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, English poet (b. 1554)
  • 1628-10-16 François de Malherbe, French poet and critic (b. 1555)
  • 1630-04-29 Agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet (b. 1552)
  • 1631-03-31 John Donne, Metaphysical poet, dies (birth date unknown)
  • 1631-12-23 Michael Drayton, English poet (b. 1563)
  • 1632-07-29 Samuel Ampzing, Dutch poet (Biblical Treasures), dies at 42
  • 1633-03-01 George Herbert, English poet, dies at 39
  • 1634-06-25 John Marston, English poet and playwright (b. 1576)
  • 1635-02-13 Georg R Weckerlin, German poet, dies at 50
  • 1635-08-27 Lope Félix de Vega Carpio, Spanish playwright and poet (Angelica, Arcadia), dies at 72

Person of interestBen Jonson

1637-08-06 Ben Jonson, English playwright and poet, dies at 65

Playwright and Poet Ben Jonson
Playwright and Poet
Ben Jonson
  • 1637-10-14 Gabriello Chiabrera, Italian poet, dies at 86
  • 1637-10-21 Laurens Reael, Dutch vice-governor of Ambon, poet, and admiral, dies at 54
  • 1638-02-28 Claude Gaspard Bachet de Meziriac, French mathematician and poet, dies at 56
  • 1638-07-31 Sybilla Schwarz, German baroque poet, dies at 17
  • 1639-01-23 Francisco Maldonado da Silva Solis, Peruvian poet, burned at stake
  • 1639-03-22 Thomas Carew, English poet/diplomat (The Rapture), dies
  • 1639-05-21 Tommaso Campanella, Italian theologian, philosopher and poet, dies at 70
  • 1639-08-20 Martin Opitz, German poet/historian (Troerinnen), dies at 41
  • 1640-04-02 Matthias C Sarbiewski [Sarbievius], Polish jesuit/poet, dies at 45
  • 1640-10-01 Claudio Achillini, Italian lawyer and poet, dies at 66
  • 1641-01-11 Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar, Spanish poet (b. 1583)
  • 1644-09-08 Francis Quarles, English poet (Enchiridion), dies at 52
  • 1645-08-31 Francesco Bracciolini, Italian poet (b. 1566)
  • 1645-09-08 Francisco Gómez de Quevedo, Spanish author and poet, dies at 64
  • 1646-08-28 Fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Poesie liriche), dies at 53
  • 1646-12-23 François Maynard, French poet (b. 1582)
  • 1647-05-21 Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, poet/playwright (Warenar), dies at about 65
  • 1648-01-14 Casparus Barleaus, Flemish theologist and poet (Muiderkring), dies at 63
  • 1648-03-12 Tirso de Molina, Spanish Baroque dramatist, poet and Roman Catholic monk (The Trickster of Seville and the Stone Guest), dies at about 63
  • 1648-05-26 Vincent Voiture, French poet (b. 1597)
  • 1648-07-31 Benedictus J van Haeften, poet (Regia thru Crucis), dies at about 60
  • 1649-06-03 Manuel de Faria e Sousa, Portuguese historian and poet (b. 1590)
  • 1649-08-25 Richard Crashaw, English clergyman/poet, dies at about 36
  • 1649-12-04 William Drummond of Hawthornden, Scottish poet, dies at 63
  • 1650-10-21 Pedro de Espinosa, Spanish poet/writer, dies
  • 1650-11-13 Thomas May, English poet and historian (b. 1595)
  • 1650-12-13 Phineas Fletcher, English poet, dies at 68
  • 1651-10-27 Jan III van Foreest, Dutch lawyer, poet and mayor of Hoorn, dies at 65
  • 1651-12-06 Anna Roemers Visscher, Dutch poetess, dies at 68
  • 1655-09-07 Tristan l'Hermite, French dramatist/poet, dies (birth date unknown)
  • 1658-04-29 John Cleveland, English poet (b. 1613)
  • 1658-09-22 Georg Philipp Harsdörffer, German poet and translator, dies at 50
  • 1658-10-26 Francisco de Borja y Aragon Esquilache, Spanish poet, dies
  • 1658-11-15 Jacobus Revius [Reefsen], theologist/writer/poet, dies at about 72
  • 1659-04-15 Simon Dach, Prussian-German poet, dies at 63
  • 1660-09-08 Daniel von Czepko, German poet, dies at 54
  • 1660-09-12 Jacob Cats [Father Cats], Dutch grand pensionary and poet (Houwelyck), dies at 82
  • 1661-10-26 Johann B Schup [Schuppius], German poet, historian and vicar, dies
  • 1661-12-29 Antoine Gérard de Saint-Amant, French poet (b. 1594)
  • 1662-03-30 François le Métel de Boisrobert, French poet (b. 1592)
  • 1664-07-16 Andreas Gryphius, German lyric poet and dramatist, dies at 47
  • 1666-06-26 Richard Fanshawe, diplomat/translator/poet, dies
  • 1666-06-30 Alexander Brome, English poet
  • 1667-07-26 Michael Franck, German composer, poet and baker, dies at 58 [1]
  • 1667-07-28 Abraham Cowley, English poet (Mistress/Sex libri plantarum), dies
  • 1667-08-31 Johann von Rist, German composer and poet known for his hymns, dies at 60
  • 1668-04-07 William Davenant, English poet (b. 1606)
  • 1669-02-03 Catharina Questiers, Dutch poet (Friend of Abandoned Child), dies at 31
  • 1669-03-10 John Denham, English poet (b. 1615)
  • 1669-05-16 Reyer Anslo, writer/poet, dies at about 42
  • 1672-04-22 Georg Stiernhielm, Swedish scholar & poet often known as "father of Swedish poetry" (Hercules), dies at 73
  • 1672-09-16 Anne Bradstreet, New England's first published poet, dies (birth date unknown)
  • 1673-03-15 Salvatore Rosa, Italian baroque painter, poet, musician and actor, dies at 57
  • 1673-06-24 John of Paffenrode, ruler of Ghussigny/poet, dies in battle
  • 1673-12-15 Margaret Cavendish, English poet, playwright and philosopher (early science fiction work The Blazing World), dies at about 50
  • 1674-01-11 Jan Zoet, Dutch actor, author, playwright and poet (Parnasssus aan 't Y), dies at 58
  • 1674-02-22 Jean Chapelain, French writer and poet (La Pucelle), dies at 78
  • 1674-06-11 Susanna van Baerle, Dutch poet/wife of Geeraert Burns, dies at 52
  • 1674-08-13 Lars Johnstown [Lasse Lucidor], Swedish poet, dies at 35
  • 1674-09-27 Thomas Traherne, English poet and mystic (Roman Forgeries), dies

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