Poets in History (Part 4)

Poetry: Poetesses

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Birthdays 301 - 400 of 1,601

  • 1775-02-10 Charles Lamb, British critic/poet/essayist (Essays of Elia), born in London, England (d. 1834)
  • 1777-02-12 Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué, German poet (d. 1843)
  • 1777-07-27 Thomas Campbell, Scottish poet (Hohenlinden, Battle of the Baltic), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1844)
  • 1777-10-18 Heinrich von Kleist, German dramatist/poet (Penthesilea)
  • 1777-12-14 Juan Nicasio Gallego, Spanish poet and interpreter (El dos the mayo), born in Zamora, Spain (d. 1853)
  • 1778-01-26 Ugo Foscolo, Italian poet (Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis)
  • 1778-02-06 Ugo Foscolo, Italian poet (Last Letters of Jacopo Ortis), born in Zakynthos Island, Greece (d. 1827)
  • 1778-09-08 Clemens Brentano, German poet and author (The Story of the Just Casper and Fair Annie), born in Ehrenbreitstein, Germany (d. 1842)
  • 1779-05-28 Thomas Moore, Irish poet and musician, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1852)
  • 1779-08-01 Francis Scott Key, American lawyer, poet and composer of the lyrics to "Star-Spangled Banner", born in Carroll County, Maryland (d. 1843)
  • 1779-11-14 Adam Gottlob Oehlenschläger, Danish poet (d. 1850)
  • 1780-08-19 Pierre-Jean de Béranger, French poet and songwriter, born in Paris (d. 1857)
  • 1781-01-26 Ludwig Joachim "Achim" von Arnim, German poet (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)
  • 1781-03-17 Ebenezer Elliott, British Poet. Know as the "Corn Law Rhymer'" (d. 1849)
  • 1781-11-29 Andres Bello, Venezuela poet/diplomat/scholar (Silvas Americanas)
  • 1782-10-11 Steen Steensen Blicher, Danish poet and short-story writer (E Binddstouw), born in Vium, Denmark (d. 1848)
  • 1783-01-12 Erik Gustaf Geijer, Swedish historian/poet (Natthimmelen)
  • 1783-01-29 Vasili A Zjukovski, Russian folk poet/translator (Homerus) [NS=Feb 9]
  • 1783-02-09 Vasily Zhukovsky, Russian poet (d. 1852)
  • 1783-12-11 Max von Schenkendorf, German poet, born in Tilsit, East Prussia (d. 1817)
  • 1784-02-27 Elias Annes Borger, Dutch theologist/poet (To the Rhine)
  • 1784-07-27 Denis Davydov, Russian general and poet, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1839)
  • 1784-12-07 Allan Cunningham, Scottish poet and author, born in Keir, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland (d. 1842)
  • 1785-03-07 Alessandro Manzoni, Italian poet/novelist (Betrothed)
  • 1785-10-08 Arvid August Afzelius, Swedish poet and historian, born in Fjällåkra, Sweden (d. 1871)
  • 1786-06-20 Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, French poet (Bouquets et prières), born in Douai, France (d. 1859)
  • 1786-09-18 Justinus Kerner, German physician and medical writer (first detailed description of botulism), born in Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (d. 1862)

Person of interestLord Byron

1788-01-22 Lord Byron [George Gordon Byron], English romantic poet (Don Juan), born in London (d. 1824)

Romantic Poet Lord Byron
Romantic Poet
Lord Byron
  • 1788-03-10 Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, German poet (Das Marmorbild)
  • 1788-04-02 Francisco Balagtas, Filipino poet (Florante at Laura), born in Barrio Panginay, Balagtas, Bulacan (d. 1862)
  • 1788-05-16 Friedrich Rückert, German Poet, Translator and Orientalist (d. 1866)
  • 1790-01-19 Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, Swedish romantic poet (Blommorna (The Flowers), Lycksalighetens Ö (The Island of Bliss)) and historian (Svenska Siare och Skalder), born in Åsbo, Sweden (d. 1855)
  • 1790-10-30 Rinse Posthumus, Frisian writer and poet, born in Ternaard, Friesland (d. 1859)
  • 1791-09-03 Francisco Acuña de Figueroa, Uruguayan poet (Toraidas), born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1862)
  • 1791-09-23 Karl T Korner, German poet (Zriny, Leyer und Schwerdt)
  • 1791-10-26 Charles Sprague, American banker and poet (Curiosity), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1875)
  • 1791-12-14 Charles Wolfe, Irish poet, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1823)
  • 1792-01-01 Henrik Anker Bjerregaard, Norwegian writer and poet (Fjeldeventyret), born in Ringsaker, Norway (d. 1842)
  • 1792-08-04 Percy Bysshe Shelley, English romantic poet (Adonais), born in Horsham, Sussex, England (d. 1822)
  • 1793-07-13 John Clare, English poet (Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery), born in Peterborough, Northamptonshire, England (d. 1864)
  • 1793-07-20 Aleksander Fredro, Polish poet and comedy writer (Pan Jowiolski), born in Surochów, Poland (d. 1876)
  • 1793-09-25 Felicia Dorothea Hemans, English poet, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1835)
  • 1794-05-17 Anna Brownell Jameson, Anglo-Irish historian and writer (Loves of the Poets), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1860)
  • 1794-08-10 Leopold Zunz, German Jewish scholar (Science of Judaism), born in Detmold (d. 1886)
  • 1794-11-03 William Cullen Bryant, American poet (Thanatopsis), born in Cummington, Massachusetts (d. 1878)

Person of interestJohn Keats

1795-10-31 John Keats, English Romantic poet (Ode to a Grecian Urn), born in London (d. 1821)

Romantic Poet John Keats
Romantic Poet
John Keats
  • 1796-02-01 Abraham Emanuel Fröhlich, Swiss poet (d. 1865)
  • 1796-09-19 Hartley Coleridge, English poet, born in Kingsdown, Bristol, England (d. 1849)
  • 1796-10-24 August von Platen, German poet, born in Ansbach, Germany (d. 1835)
  • 1796-12-19 Manuel Breton de los Herreros, Quel Spain, poet/comic playwright
  • 1796-12-27 Mirza Ghalib, Indian poet (d. 1869)
  • 1797-10-13 William Motherwell, Scottish civil servant and poet, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1797-12-13 Heinrich Heine, German poet and lyricist (Schubert, Liszt), born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 1856)
  • 1798-01-14 Isaac da Costa, Jewish poet, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1860)
  • 1798-01-29 Henry Neele, poet, born in London, England
  • 1798-04-08 Dionysios Solomos, Greek poet of the Greek national anthem, born in Zakynthos Island, Greece (d. 1857)
  • 1798-06-29 Giacomo Leopardi, Italian poet and philosopher (The Poems of Leopardi), born in Recanati, Italy (d. 1837)
  • 1798-12-24 Adam Mickiewicz, Polish national poet (Pan Tadeusz), born in Zavosse, Belarus (d. 1855)
  • 1799-03-07 Frantisek L. Celakovsky, Czech poet (national anthem, folk song)
  • 1799-03-20 Karl August Nicander, Swedish poet (d. 1839)
  • 1799-05-23 Thomas Hood, English poet and composer (The Song of the Shirt), born in London (d. 1845)
  • 1799-06-06 Alexander Pushkin, Russian writer and poet (Eugene Onegin), born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1837)
  • 1799-11-29 Amos Bronson Alcott, US educator/poet (Concord Days)
  • 1800-03-02 Evgeny Baratynsky, Russian poet (d. 1844)
  • 1800-10-25 Thomas Babington Macaulay, English poet and historian (Ivry, Naaseby), born in Leicestershire, England (d. 1859)
  • 1800-12-03 France Prešeren, Slovenian poet (Krst pri Savici), born in Vrba, Carniola, Habsburg Monarchy (d. 1849)
  • 1800-12-04 Emil Aarestrup, Danish physician and poet (Ritornellen), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1831)
  • 1800-12-17 Gergely Czuczor, Hungarian-Czech poet and translator (Great Hung dictionary), born in Andód (d. 1866)
  • 1801-11-24 Ludwig Bechstein, German poet (d. 1860)
  • 1802-03-24 Jacob van Lennep, Dutch poet and novelist
  • 1802-06-02 Adrian van der Hoop Jr, Dutch poet/critic
  • 1802-07-26 Winthrop Mackworth Praed, English politician and poet, born in London, England (d. 1839)
  • 1802-08-13 Nikolaus Lenau, Hungarian-German poet (Faust, Die Albigenser), born in Lenauheim, Banat, Romania (d. 1850)
  • 1802-08-14 Letitia Elizabeth Landon, English poet (Heath's Book of Beauty), born in Chelsea, London (d. 1838)
  • 1803-01-15 Marjory Fleming, Scottish writer & poet, born in Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom (d. 1811)
  • 1803-06-30 Thomas Lovell Beddoes, English poet (Death's Jest-Book), born in Clifton, Somerset, England (d. 1849)
  • 1803-10-11 Albartus Telting, Frisian poet (Frisianch Jierboeckjen), born in Franeker, Netherlands (d. 1863)
  • 1803-10-25 Maria van Ackere-Doolaeghe, Flemish poet (Daisies, Avondlamp), born in Diksmuide, Belgium (d. 1884)
  • 1803-11-18 Cornelis Broere, Dutch Roman Catholic priest and poet, born in Amsterdam (d. 1860)
  • 1803-12-05 Fyodor Tyutchev, Russian poet and statesman, born in Bryansk, Oryol Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1873)
  • 1804-01-21 Eliza Roxcy Snow, American poet (d. 1887)
  • 1804-01-31 Jozsef Bajza, Hungarian author/poet/critic
  • 1804-02-05 Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Finland, poet
  • 1804-05-01 Aleksey Stepanovich Khomyakov, Russian poet, born in Moscow (d. 1860) [NS 13/05]
  • 1804-09-08 Eduard Friedrich Mörike, German poet, born in Ludwigsburg, Germany (d. 1875)
  • 1804-09-11 Aleksandr Polezhayev, Russian poet (Sasjka), born in Penza Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1838) [OS 30 Sep]
  • 1806-01-05 André Henri Constant van Hasselt, Belgian poet (La Belgium), born in Maastricht, Meuse-Inférieure (d. 1874)

Person of interestElizabeth Barrett Browning

1806-03-06 Elizabeth Barrett Browning, English poet ("Sonnets from the Portuguese"), born in Kelloe, Durham (d. 1861)

  • 1806-06-13 Bernard ter Haar, Dutch poet (Herbert and Clara) and church historian, born in Amsterdam (d. 1880)
  • 1807-02-27 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet (Song of Hiawatha), born in Portland, Maine (d. 1882)
  • 1807-03-07 Franz Grave von Pocci, German poet/composer (Der Alchemist)
  • 1807-04-01 Fredrik Cygnaeus, Finnish poet/literature critic
  • 1807-12-17 John Greenleaf Whittier, American poet (Snow-bound), born in Haverhill, Massachusetts (d. 1892)
  • 1807-12-22 Johann Sebastian Welhaven, Norwegian poet, born in Bergen, Norway (d. 1873)
  • 1808-03-12 Gerrit van der Linde Jz, "Schoolmaster", Dutch poet
  • 1808-03-25 Jose de Espronceda y Delgado, Spanish revolutionary and poet (Cortes)
  • 1808-06-17 Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian poet (Creation, Humanity, and Messiah) and author, born in Kristiansand, Norway (d. 1845)
  • 1809-01-01 John Pieter Heije, Dutch physician/writer/poet (Silver Fleet)

Person of interestEdgar Allan Poe

1809-01-19 Edgar Allan Poe, American writer, poet and critic (The Pit and the Pendulum) considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre (Murders in the Rue Morgue), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1849)

  • 1809-02-07 Frederik Paludan-Muller, Danish Romantic poet (Danserinden)

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 400 of 1,513

  • 1760-12-14 Kacic Miosic, Croatian poet (Razgovar Ugodni Naroda Slovinskoga), dies at 56
  • 1763-01-11 Caspar Abel, German theologian, historian, and poet (b. 1676)
  • 1763-01-29 Louis Racine, French poet (La Religion), dies at 70
  • 1763-02-11 William Shenstone, English poet, dies at 48
  • 1763-08-09 John Althuysen, Fries vicar/poet (Frysk Jierboek), dies at 47
  • 1763-09-26 John Byron, English poet (b. 1692)
  • 1763-10-17 Arnold Hoogvliet, Dutch poet (Abraham the patriarch), dies at 76
  • 1764-06-03 Hans Adolph Brorson, Danish Pietist bishop, dies at 69
  • 1765-04-05 Edward Young, English poet (Love of Fame), dies at 81
  • 1765-04-15 Mikhail Lomonosov, Russian scholar & poet, dies at 53
  • 1767-07-15 Michael Bruce, Scottish poet (Elegy written in Spring), dies at 21
  • 1768-07-04 Willem van Hairs, Fries nobleman and poet (Suicide), dies at 58
  • 1768-08-17 Vasily Kirillovich Trediakovsky, Russian poet (b. 1703)
  • 1768-12-20 Carlo Innocenzio Maria Frugoni, Italian poet (b. 1692)
  • 1768-12-20 Carlo Innocenzo Fragoni, Italian poet, dies at 76
  • 1769-04-03 Gerhard Tersteegen, German evangelist and poet (wrote in blood), dies at 71
  • 1769-12-13 Christian Fürchtegott Gellert, German poet and novelist (Fables & Tales), dies at 54
  • 1770-06-23 Mark Akenside, English poet and physician, dies at 48
  • 1770-08-24 Thomas Chatterton, English poet (Revenge), dies at 17
  • 1770-08-26 Domingos dos Reis Quita, Portuguese playwright/poet, dies at 42
  • 1771-05-21 Christopher Smart, English poet & journalist (Ceremony of Carols), dies at 49
  • 1771-07-07 Thomas Gray, English poet (Elegy), dies at 54
  • 1771-07-30 Thomas Gray, English poet, dies at 54
  • 1772-11-10 Pedro Antonio Joaquim Correa da Serra Garção, Portuguese poet (b. 1724)
  • 1774-10-16 Robert Fergusson, Scottish poet (Scottish Poems), dies at 24
  • 1775-10-02 Chiyo-ni, Japanese poet (b. 1703)
  • 1777-06-16 Jean-Baptiste-Louis Gresset, French poet and dramatist (b. 1709)
  • 1779-09-02 Onno Zwier van Hairs, Fries poet (Agon), dies at 66
  • 1780-02-18 Kristijonas Donelaitis, Lithuanian poet (b. 1714)
  • 1781-05-08 Richard Jago, English poet (b. 1715)
  • 1781-11-04 Johann Nikolaus Götz, German poet (Die Mädcheninsel), dies at 60
  • 1782-04-12 Metastasio, Italian poet and librettist (b. 1698)

Person of interestPhillis Wheatley

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

  • 1785-04-14 William Whitehead, English writer and poet, British Poet Laureate (1757-85), dies at about 70
  • 1785-10-30 Gustaf P Creutz, Swedish diplomat/poet (Daphne), dies at 54
  • 1785-11-25 Richard Glover, British poet, dies at about 73
  • 1785-12-29 Johan Herman Wessel, Norwegian poet (b. 1742)
  • 1786-03-11 Jacobus Bellamy [Zelandus], Dutch poet, dies at 28
  • 1788-04-22 Zacharias H Alewijn, Dutch poet, dies at 46
  • 1788-06-12 Johann A Cramer, prime minister/poet, dies at 65
  • 1788-10-13 Robert Nugent, 1st Earl Nugent, Irish politician and poet (b. 1702)
  • 1789-07-04 Cláudio Manuel da Costa, Brazilian poet, dies at 59
  • 1789-10-24 Lucretia Wilhelmina van Merken, Dutch poet, dies at 68
  • 1790-05-21 Thomas Warton, English critic and poet (Pleasures of Melancholy) British Poet Laureate (1785-90), dies at 62
  • 1793-01-04 Bengt Lidner, Swedish poet (Medea/Yttersa domen), dies at 35
  • 1794-07-25 André Chenier, French poet (Avis aux Francais sur leurs), executed by guillotine during French Revolution at 31
  • 1795-04-12 Rainieri de Calzabigi, Italian librettist and poet, dies at 80
  • 1795-07-31 Basílio da Gama, Portuguese poet (O Uraguai), dies at 54
  • 1796-02-17 James Macpherson, Scottish writer and poet, dies at 59
  • 1796-05-12 Johann Peter Uz, German poet (Theodicee), dies at 75

Person of interestRobert Burns

1796-07-21 Robert Burns, Scottish poet (Auld Lang Syne) considered the national poet of Scotland, dies at 37

Poet and Lyricist Robert Burns
Poet and Lyricist
Robert Burns
  • 1798-04-11 Karl Wilhelm Ramler, German poet (b. 1725)
  • 1799-08-15 Giuseppe Parini, Italian prose writer and poet (Il Giorno), dies at 70
  • 1799-10-05 Antonio Dinis da Cruz e Silva, Portuguese poet (O Hissope), dies at 68
  • 1800-04-25 William Cowper, English pre-romantic poet (Olney Hymns), dies at 68
  • 1800-09-29 Michael Denis, Austrian poet, bibliographer and lepidopterist, dies at 71
  • 1803-01-18 Ippolit Bogdanovich, Russian poet (b. 1743)
  • 1803-02-09 Jean François de Saint-Lambert, French poet (b. 1716)
  • 1803-03-14 Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, German poet (Der Messias), dies at 78
  • 1803-04-02 Hieronymus van Alphen, Dutch attorney/poet (church hymns), dies at 56
  • 1803-08-18 James Beattie, Scottish poet and philosopher (Essay on Truth), dies at 67
  • 1803-11-22 Bernardus Bosch, Dutch vicar and poet, dies at 57
  • 1803-12-18 Johann G von Herder, German philosopher, theologist and poet, dies at 59
  • 1804-11-05 Elizabeth "Betje" Wolff-Bekker, poetess (Sara Burgerhart), dies at 66
  • 1805-05-09 Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller, German poet & playwright, dies at 45
  • 1805-08-03 Christopher Anstey, English poet (The New Bath Guide), dies at 80
  • 1806-02-19 Elizabeth Carter, English poet, bluestocking and translator (All the Works of Epictetus Which Are Now Extant), dies at 88
  • 1806-10-28 Charlotte Turner Smith, British poet and novelist (b. 1749)
  • 1808-07-29 Selam III, poet/composer/sultan of Turkey (1789-1808), dies
  • 1811-01-10 Marie-Joseph Chénier, French poet (Caïus Gracchus), dies at 46
  • 1811-07-28 Heinrich J von Collin, Austria dramatist/poet (Coriolan), dies
  • 1813-08-11 Henry James Pye, English poet, British Poet Laureate (1790-1813), dies at 68
  • 1813-08-26 Karl Theodor Korner, German poet (Vetter aus Bremen), dies at 21
  • 1815-01-21 Matthias Claudius, German poet, dies at 74
  • 1815-12-20 Giovanni Meli, Sicilian poet (Buccolica), dies at 75
  • 1816-07-20 Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin, Russian poet (b. 1743)
  • 1817-12-11 Max von Schenkendorf, German poet, dies at 34
  • 1819-12-05 Friedrich Leopold Graf zu Stolberg, German poet, lawyer and translator, dies at 69
  • 1820-09-21 Joseph R Drake, American poet (American Flag), dies at 25)
  • 1820-10-12 Elias Annes Borger, theologist/poet (Ode on the Rhine), dies at 36

Person of interestJohn Keats

1821-02-23 John Keats, English Romantic poet (Ode to a Grecian Urn), dies of tuberculosis at 25

Romantic Poet John Keats
Romantic Poet
John Keats
  • 1822-07-08 Percy Bysshe Shelley, English romantic poet (Prometheus unbound), drowns at 29
  • 1822-12-15 Ferenc Verseghy, Hungarian poet and composer, dies at 65
  • 1823-01-21 Cayetano José Rodríguez, Argentine cleric, journalist and poet (b. 1761)
  • 1823-02-21 Charles Wolfe, Irish poet, dies at 31

Person of interestLord Byron

1824-04-19 Lord Byron [George Gordon Byron], British romantic poet (Childe Harold's Pilgrimage), dies at 36

Romantic Poet Lord Byron
Romantic Poet
Lord Byron
  • 1825-03-09 Anna Laetitia Barbauld, English poet and writer of hymns (Life! I Know Not What Thou Art), dies at 81
  • 1826-07-25 Kondraty Fyodorovich Ryleyev, Russian poet and revolutionary (b. 1795)

Person of interestWilliam Blake

1827-08-12 William Blake, English poet and artist (Songs of Innocence & Experience), dies at 69

Poet and Artist William Blake
Poet and Artist
William Blake
  • 1827-09-18 Robert Pollok, Scottish poet (The Course of Time), dies of TB at 28
  • 1827-10-10 Ugo Foscolo, Italian poet, dies at 49
  • 1829-01-12 Friedrich von Schlegel, German cultural philosopher/poet, dies at 56
  • 1831-01-04 Nikola P Neofit Rilski, Bulgaria abbot/poet, dies at 37
  • 1831-07-21 Emil Aarestrup, Danish physician and poet (Ritornellen), dies at 55
  • 1831-12-18 Willem Bilderdijk, Dutch poet and literature (My Relief), dies at 75
  • 1832-02-03 George Crabbe, English poet (Everlasting Mercy), dies at 77
  • 1832-09-21 Walter Scott, Scottish historical novelist and poet (The Lady of the Lake, Ivanhoe), dies at 61

Person of interestSamuel Taylor Coleridge

1834-07-25 Samuel Taylor Coleridge, British romantic poet (Rime of Ancient Mariner), dies of heart failure at 61

Poet, Critic and Philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Poet, Critic and Philosopher
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • 1834-10-19 Cornelis Loots, Dutch accountant and poet (Volkswoede), dies at 69
  • 1834-12-27 Charles Lamb, British critic/poet/essayist (Essays of Elia), dies at 59

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