Poets in History (Part 5)

Poetry: Poetesses

Historical Events


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Birthdays 401 - 500 of 1,601

  • 1809-06-15 François-Xavier Garneau, French-Canadian poet and historian (d. 1866)
  • 1809-07-08 Ljudwit Gaj, Croatian writer/poet (Pjesma iz Zagorja)

Person of interestAlfred Tennyson

1809-08-06 Alfred Tennyson, British Poet Laureate of Great Britain (Charge of the Light Brigade), born in Somersby, Lincolnshire (d. 1892)

  • 1809-09-04 Juliusz Slowacki, Polish poet (Trip to H Land), born in Kremenets, Russian Empire (d. 1849)
  • 1810-03-10 Samuel Ferguson, Irish poet (d. 1886)
  • 1810-06-17 Ferdinand Freiligrath, German poet and translator, born in Detmold, Principality of Lippe (d. 1876)
  • 1810-06-30 Stanko Vraz [Jakob Frass], Slovenian-Croatian poet (illyrism), born in Cerovec in Lower Styria, Austrian Empire (d. 1851)
  • 1810-12-25 Alexandros Rhizos Rhankaves, Greek poet and statesman (d. 1892)
  • 1811-08-31 Théophile Gautier, French writer, historian and poet (Albertus, La Chanson de Roland, Émaux et camées), born in Tarbes, France (d. 1872)
  • 1811-11-07 Karel Jaromír Erben, Czech poet (Bouquet), born in Miletín, Austria (d. 1870)
  • 1812-01-13 Victor de Laprade, French poet and critic (d. 1883)

Person of interestRobert Browning

1812-05-07 Robert Browning, English poet (Pied Piper), born in London, England (d. 1889)

  • 1812-05-12 Edward Lear, English landscape painter and poet (Complete Nonsense Book), born in London, England (d. 1888)
  • 1812-05-23 Henri-François-Alphonse Esquiros, French poet and writer (Les Vierges Folles), born in Paris (d. 1876)
  • 1812-11-04 Aleardo [Gaetano] Aleardi, Italian poet (Lettere a Maria), born in Verona, Austrian Empire (d. 1878)
  • 1813-08-05 Ivar Aasen, Norwegian linguist and poet, born in Ørsten, Norway (d. 1896)
  • 1813-11-13 Peter II, prince-bishop of Montenegro (1830-51) and poet (The Ray of The Microcosm), born in Njeguši, Montenegro (d. 1851)
  • 1813-11-30 Hermann Kurz, German poet and novelist (Schillers Heimatjahre), born in Reutlingen, Germany (d. 1873)
  • 1813-11-30 Louise-Victorine Ackermann, French poet (works characterized by a deep sense of pessimism), born in Paris (d. 1890)
  • 1814-01-10 Aubrey de Vere, Irish poet & critic (Victorian Observer), born in Toreen, Republic of Ireland (d. 1902)
  • 1814-02-25 Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian national poet and painter, born in Moryntsi, Ukraine (d. 1861) [OS]
  • 1814-03-09 Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian national poet and painter, born in Moryntsi, Ukraine (d. 1861) [NS]
  • 1814-10-03 Mikhail Lermontov, Russian poet and writer (Demon & other poems), born in Moscow (d. 1841)
  • 1814-11-08 Girolamo de Rada, Albanian poet (Skanderbeku), born in Macchia Albanese, Kingdom of Sicily (d. 1903)
  • 1815-03-28 Arsène Houssaye, French novelist and poet, born in Bruyères, France (d. 1896)
  • 1815-04-24 Anthony Trollope, English novelist and poet (Barchester Towers), born in London (d. 1882)
  • 1815-08-02 Adolf Friedrich von Schack, German poet, born in Brüsewitz, Germany (d. 1894)
  • 1816-04-22 Philip James Bailey, English poet (Festus), born in Nottingham, England (d. 1902)
  • 1817-01-14 Harmen Sytstra, Dutch poet & editor (Iduna), born in Mullum, Netherlands (d. 1862)
  • 1817-02-21 Jose Zorrilla y Moral, Vallodolid Spain, poet/dramatist (El rey Loco)
  • 1817-03-02 Janos Arany, Hungarian epic poet (Toldi, Death of King Buda)
  • 1817-03-29 Konstantin Sergeyevich Aksakov, Russian historian and poet, born in Novo-Aksakovo, Russia (d. 1860)
  • 1817-05-14 Alexander Kaufmann, German poet (d. 1893)
  • 1817-05-31 Georg Herwegh, German poet, born in Stuttgart (d. 1875)
  • 1817-08-24 Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Russian novelist, poet and playwright (Prince Serebrenni), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1875)
  • 1817-09-05 Aleksei K. Tolstoi, Russian poet and writer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1875) [NS]
  • 1817-09-24 Ramón de Campoamor y Campoosorio, Spanish poet (Doloras), born in Navia, Spain (d. 1901)
  • 1817-10-02 Gunnar Wennerberg, Swedish poet and composer, born in Lidköping, Sweden (d. 1901)
  • 1818-04-06 Aasmund Olavsson Vinje, Norwegian poet (d. 1870)
  • 1818-05-01 José Amador de los Ríos, Spanish historian and poet, born in Baena, Spain (d. 1878)
  • 1818-10-22 Leconte de Lisle, French poet and writer, born in Saint-Paul, Réunion, France (d. 1894)
  • 1818-11-09 Ivan Turgenev, Russian novelist, poet and playwright (Fathers & Sons), born in Oryol, Russian Empire (d. 1883)
  • 1819-01-01 Arthur Hugh Clough, English poet, friend of Matthew Arnold, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1861)
  • 1819-02-22 James Russell Lowell, poet/critic/diplomat/abolitionist
  • 1819-04-18 Franz von Suppé, Austrian composer (Poet und Bauer), born in Spalato, Dalmatia, Austrian Empire (d. 1895)
  • 1819-05-27 Julia Ward Howe, American poet and author (Battle Hymn of the Republic), born in NYC, New York (d. 1910)

Person of interestWalt Whitman

1819-05-31 Walt Whitman, American poet (Leaves of Grass) and volunteer nurse during the Civil War, born in West Hills, New York (d. 1892)

Poet and Nurse Walt Whitman
Poet and Nurse
Walt Whitman
  • 1819-07-19 Gottfried Keller, German-Swiss poet and novelist, born in Zurich (d. 1890)
  • 1819-12-18 Yakov Petrovich Polonsky, Russian poet (Stichotvorenija)
  • 1819-12-23 Jan Jakob Lodewijk ten Kate, Dutch poet and clergyman (d. 1889)
  • 1820-01-17 Anne Brontë, English novelist/poet (Tenant of Wildfell Hall), born in Thornton, West Yorkshire (d. 1849)
  • 1820-01-22 Hermann von Lingg, German playwright/poet
  • 1820-03-17 Jean Ingelow, English poet (d. 1897)
  • 1820-04-26 Alice Cary, American poet (Cincinnati Sentinel), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1871)
  • 1820-08-13 Joseph Alberdingk Thijm, Dutch poet (Dietsche Warande), born in Amsterdam (d. 1889)
  • 1820-12-05 Afanasy Fet, Russian poet, born in Mtsensk, Russia (d. 1892)
  • 1821-02-15 Abraham de Amorie van der de Have, Dutch theologist and poet, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1848)
  • 1821-03-19 William Allingham, Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Irish poet (The Fairies, Laurence Bloomfield in Ireland)
  • 1821-04-09 Charles-Pierre Baudelaire, French poet and translator (Les Fleurs du mal), born in Paris, France (d. 1867)
  • 1821-05-02 Abram Sanders Piatt, American farmer, publisher, poet, politician, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1908)
  • 1821-06-04 Apollon Maykov, Russian poet, born in Moscow, Imperial Russia (d. 1897)
  • 1821-07-21 Vasile Alecsandri, Romanian foreign minister, diplomat and poet, born in Bacau, Moldova (d. 1890)
  • 1821-09-24 Cyprian Norwid, Polish painter, poet and playwright (Wanda), born in Głuchy, Poland (d. 1883)
  • 1821-12-10 Nikolay Alekseyevich Nekrasov, Russian poet, writer and publisher (Russkije Zjenjshiny), born in Nemyriv, Russian Empire (d. 1877)
  • 1821-12-17 Frederick West Lander, American poet and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Salem, Massachusetts (d. 1862)
  • 1821-12-27 Jane Wilde, Irish poet, nationalist and mother of Oscar Wilde, born in Wexford (d. 1896)
  • 1822-02-13 Lev A Mej, Russian nobleman/poet
  • 1822-03-13 Moritz von Strachwitz, German poet, born in Peterwitz, Silesia (d. 1847)
  • 1822-10-15 Alfred Meissner, Austrian poet (Ziska), born in Teplice, Czech Republic (d. 1885)

Person of interestMatthew Arnold

1822-12-24 Matthew Arnold, English poet and critic (Dover Beach), born in Laleham, England (d. 1888)

Poet & Critic Matthew Arnold
Poet & Critic
Matthew Arnold
  • 1822-12-27 John Roberts, Welsh composer, minister and poet, born in Aber­ystwyth, Wales (d. 1877)
  • 1823-01-01 Sándor Petőfi, Hungarian poet and revolutionary (d. 1849)
  • 1823-07-23 Coventry Patmore, English poet and critic (The Angel in the House), born in Essex, England (d. 1896)
  • 1824-01-08 Francisco González Bocanegra, Mexican poet, born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico (d. 1861)
  • 1824-03-15 Branko Radicevic, Serbian poet (1st Serbian Uprising)
  • 1824-04-05 Sydney Thompson Dobell, English poet, born in Cranbrook, Kent (d. 1874)
  • 1824-07-25 George B. Vashon, American, lawyer, academic and poet, first African American lawyer in NY, born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania (d. 1878)
  • 1824-09-04 Phoebe Cary, American poet (Poems of Alice & Phoebe Cary), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1871)
  • 1824-09-28 Francis Turner Palgrave, English poet (Golden Treasury), born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England (d. 1897)
  • 1824-12-10 George MacDonald, Scottish poet and sci-fi author (Princess & Curdie), born in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland(d. 1905)
  • 1825-01-11 Bayard Taylor, U.S. poet and writer (d. 1878
  • 1826-03-20 Carel Vosmaer, Dutch art historian/poet/editor
  • 1826-08-07 August Ahlqvist, Finnish poet (Suomalainen Runousoppi), born in Kuopio, Finland (d. 1889)
  • 1826-11-02 William Haines Lytle, US politician, poet and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1863)
  • 1827-04-16 Octave Crémazie, French Canadian poet, born in Quebec City, Canada (d. 1879)
  • 1827-09-05 Goffredo Mameli, Italian poet and writer, born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1849)
  • 1828-02-12 George Meredith, England, poet and novelist (Shaving of Shagpat)
  • 1828-05-12 Gabriel Dante Rossetti, English Pre-Raphaelite figure poet and painter, born in London, England (d. 1882)
  • 1828-12-23 Mathilde Wesendonk, German writer and poet (Tagebuchblatter) whom composer Richard Wagner was infatuated with, born in Elberfeld (d. 1902)
  • 1829-01-21 Oscar II Frederik, King of Sweden (1872-1907)/Norway (-1905)/poet
  • 1829-11-21 Petrus Augustus de Génestet, Dutch vicar and poet, born in Amsterdam (d. 1861)
  • 1830-03-08 João de Deus [Sao Bartolomeu de Messines], Portuguese poet (Flores do Campo), born in Algarve, Portugal (d. 1896)
  • 1830-03-24 Robert Hamerling, Austrian poet (d. 1889)
  • 1830-03-26 Eliza Laurillard, Dutch vicar, poet and writer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1908)
  • 1830-05-01 Guido Gezelle, Flemish priest and poet, born in Brugge, Belgium (d. 1899)
  • 1830-05-25 Jules de Geyter, Belgian poet (International), born in Lede, Belgium (d. 1905)

Person of interestFrederic Mistral

1830-09-08 Frederic Mistral, French Provencal poet (Nobel 1904), born in Maillane, France (d. 1914)

Provencal Poet Frederic Mistral
Provencal Poet
Frederic Mistral
  • 1830-12-05 Christina Rossetti, English poet (Winter Rain, Passing Away), born in London, England (d. 1894)

Person of interestEmily Dickinson

1830-12-10 Emily Dickinson, American poet (Collected Poems), born in Amherst, Massachusetts (d. 1886)

  • 1831-04-08 Allard Pierson, Dutch theologist, philosopher and art historian, born in Amsterdam (d. 1896)

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Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 401 - 500 of 1,513

  • 1835-05-16 Felicia Dorothea Hemans, poet/hymn writer, dies
  • 1835-11-16 Louis Angely, German comedic poet (Paris in Pommern), dies at 48
  • 1835-12-05 August von Platen, German poet, dies at 39
  • 1836-11-05 Karel Hynek Mácha, Czech poet (b. 1810)
  • 1837-02-10 Alexander Pushkin, Russian poet and writer (Eugene Onegin), killed in a duel at 37
  • 1837-06-14 Giacomo Leopardi, Italian poet and philosopher (The Poems of Leopardi), dies at 38
  • 1837-10-15 Ivan Dmitriev, Russian statesman and poet, dies at 77
  • 1838-01-28 Aleksandr Polezhayev, Russian poet (Sasjka), dies at 33 [OS 16 Jan]
  • 1838-10-15 Letitia Elizabeth Landon, English poet (Heath's Book of Beauty), dies at 36
  • 1839-02-07 Karl August Nicander, Swedish poet (b. 1799)
  • 1839-04-22 Denis Davydov, Russian general & poet, dies at 54
  • 1839-06-30 Johan O Wallin, Swedish poet/archbishop (Dead Angel), dies
  • 1839-07-15 Winthrop Mackworth Praed, English politician and poet, dies at 36
  • 1839-10-11 Leonor de Almeida marquesa de Alorna, Portuguese poet, dies at 88
  • 1840-08-18 Antony CW Staring, Dutch patriot/poet (Jaromir), dies at 73
  • 1841-04-29 Aloysius Bertrand, French poet and playwright, dies of tuberculois at 34
  • 1841-07-27 Mikhail Lermontov, Russian poet and writer (Demon & other poems), dies at 26
  • 1842-04-07 Henrik Anker Bjerregaard, Norwegian writer and poet (Fjeldeventyret), dies at 50
  • 1842-05-23 Jose de Espronceda y Delgado, Spanish revolutionary/poet, dies at 34
  • 1842-07-28 Clemens Brentano, German poet and author (The Story of the Just Casper and Fair Annie), dies at 63
  • 1842-10-19 Aleksey Koltsov, Russian poet (b. 1808)
  • 1842-10-30 Allan Cunningham, Scottish poet and author, dies at 57
  • 1843-01-04 Petronella Moens, Frisian author and feminist, dies at 80
  • 1843-01-11 Francis Scott Key, American lawyer, poet and composer of the lyrics to "Star Spangled Banner" dies at 63
  • 1843-03-21 Robert Southey, English writer (The Story of the Three Bears), Poet Laureate (1813-43) and biographer (Nelson), dies at 68
  • 1843-06-06 Friedrich Hölderlin, German poet and dramatist (b. 1770)
  • 1844-06-15 Thomas Campbell, Scottish poet (Ye Mariners of England), dies at 66
  • 1844-07-11 Evgeny Baratynsky, Russian poet (b. 1800)
  • 1845-05-03 Thomas Hood, English poet and composer (The Song of the Shirt), dies at 45
  • 1845-05-12 August Wilhelm Schlegel, German poet, translator and critic, dies at 77
  • 1845-05-12 János Bacsanyi, Hungarian poet (b. 1763)
  • 1845-07-12 Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian poet (Creation, Humanity, and Messiah) and author, dies at 37
  • 1845-09-16 John Kinker, Dutch philosopher poet, dies at 81
  • 1846-11-06 Alexander Chavchavadze, Georgian poet and general
  • 1847-06-09 Pierre-Simon Ballanche, French philosopher/poet (Orphée), dies
  • 1847-12-11 Moritz von Strachwitz, German poet, dies at 25
  • 1848-03-20 Abraham des Amorie van der Hoeven, Dutch theologist/poet, dies at 27
  • 1848-03-26 Steen Steensen Blicher, Danish poet and short-story writer (E Binddstouw), dies at 65
  • 1849-01-06 Hartley Coleridge, English poet, dies at 52
  • 1849-01-26 Thomas Lovell Beddoes, English poet (Death's Jest-Book), committed suicide at 45
  • 1849-02-08 France Prešeren, Slovenian poet (Sonetni Venec), dies at 48
  • 1849-04-03 Juliusz Slowacki, Polish poet (Father of the Plague-Patient), dies at 39

Person of interestEdgar Allan Poe

1849-10-07 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), dies in Baltimore at 40

  • 1850-01-20 Adam Oehlenschläger, Danish poet (b. 1779)
  • 1850-04-07 William Lisle Bowles, English poet (14 Sonnets), dies at 87

Person of interestWilliam Wordsworth

1850-04-23 William Wordsworth, English Romantic poet (The Prelude), dies at 80

  • 1850-08-06 Edward Walsh, Irish poet (b. 1805)
  • 1850-08-22 Nikolaus Lenau, Hungarian-German poet (Faust, Die Albigenser), dies at 48
  • 1851-02-23 Joanna Baillie, Scottish poet and playwright, dies at 88
  • 1851-05-24 Stanko Vraz [Jakob Frass], Slovenian-Croatian poet (Grammatica), dies at 40
  • 1851-10-31 Peter II, prince-bishop of Montenegro (1830-51) and poet (The Ray of The Microcosm), dies at 37
  • 1852-02-17 Micha Joseph Levenson, Hebrew poet, dies
  • 1852-02-25 Thomas Moore, Irish poet and musician, dies at 72
  • 1852-04-19 Vasili A Zjukovski, Russian folk poet/translator (Homerus), dies at 69
  • 1852-04-24 Vasily Zhukovsky, Russian poet (b. 1783)
  • 1852-08-05 Frantisek L Celakovsky, Czech slavist/poet, dies at 53
  • 1853-01-09 Juan Nicasio Gallego, Spanish poet and interpreter (El dos de Mayo), dies at 75
  • 1853-06-18 Branko Radicevic, Serbian poet (1st Serbian Uprising), dies
  • 1855-01-10 Mary Russell Mitford, English playwright and poet (Julian), dies at 67
  • 1855-01-25 Dorothy Wordsworth, English poet, diarist and sister of William Wordsworth, dies at 83
  • 1855-07-07 Konstantin Batyushkov, Russian poet (b. 1787)
  • 1855-07-21 Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, Swedish romantic poet (Blommorna (The Flowers), Lycksalighetens Ö (The Island of Bliss)) and historian (Svenska Siare och Skalder), dies at 65
  • 1855-11-26 Adam B Mickiewicz, Polish poet (Polish Legion), dies at 56
  • 1855-12-18 Samuel Rogers, English poet (Italy, a poem), dies at 92
  • 1856-02-17 Heinrich Heine, German poet and lyricist (Schubert, Liszt), dies at 58
  • 1857-02-09 Dionysios Solomos, Greek poet of the Greek national anthem, dies at 58
  • 1857-03-11 Manuel Jose Quintana, Spanish author and poet (A la paz), dies at 84
  • 1857-05-02 Alfred de Musset, French poet (Lesson caprices Marianne), dies at 46
  • 1857-07-16 Pierre-Jean de Baranger, poet, dies
  • 1857-08-27 Rufus Wilmot Griswold, American poet, literary critic and editor, dies of tuberculosis at 42
  • 1857-11-26 Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, German poet (That Freier), dies at 69
  • 1858-01-27 Gerrit van der Linde Jz, Dutch "Principal", poet, dies at 49
  • 1858-03-03 Jozsef Bajza, Hungarian author/poet/critic, dies at 54
  • 1858-10-10 Karl A Varnhagen von Ense, German author/poet/diplomat, dies at 73
  • 1859-02-23 Zygmunt Krasiński, Polish Romantic poet (b. 1812)
  • 1859-07-23 Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, French poet (Bouquets et prières), dies at 73
  • 1859-09-28 Rinse Posthumus, Frisian writer and poet, dies at 68
  • 1859-12-28 Thomas Babington Macaulay, English poet and historian (Ivry, Naaseby), dies at 59
  • 1860-03-17 Anna Brownell Jameson, Anglo-Irish historian and writer (Loves of the Poets), dies at 65
  • 1860-09-03 Aleksey Stepanovich Khomyakov, Russian poet, dies at 56
  • 1860-09-18 Casimiro de Abreu, Brazil, poet (Meus oito anos), novelist and playwright (Camoes e o jau), dies at 21
  • 1860-12-07 Konstantin Sergeyevich Aksakov, Russian historian and poet, dies at 43
  • 1860-12-28 Cornelis Broere, Dutch Roman Catholic priest and poet, dies at 57
  • 1861-03-10 Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian national poet and painter, dies at 47
  • 1861-04-11 Francisco González Bocanegra, Mexican poet (b. 1824)

Person of interestElizabeth Barrett Browning

1861-06-29 Elizabeth Barrett Browning, British poet and writer ("How Do I Love thee"), dies at 55

  • 1861-07-02 Petrus Augustus de Génestet, Dutch vicar and poet, dies at 31
  • 1861-11-13 Arthur Hugh Clough, English poet, friend of Matthew Arnold, dies at 42
  • 1862-02-11 Elizabeth Siddal, British poet and artist (b. 1829)
  • 1862-02-20 Francisco Balagtas, Filipino poet (Florante at Laura), dies at 73
  • 1862-02-21 Justinus A C Kerner, German family doctor/poet/writer, dies at 75
  • 1862-03-02 Frederick West Lander, American Union brigadier general and poet, dies at 40
  • 1862-04-04 Harmen S Sytstra, Dutch poet/editor (Iduna), dies at 45
  • 1862-05-16 Lev A Ms, Russian nobleman/poet, dies at 40
  • 1862-05-28 Lev Mei, Russian poet and dramatist, dies at 40 [O.S. 5/16]
  • 1862-08-06 Francisco Acuña de Figueroa, Uruguayan poet (Toraidas), dies at 71
  • 1863-09-17 Albartus Telting, Frisian poet (Frisianch Jierboeckjen), dies at 59
  • 1863-09-20 William Haines Lytle, US politician, poet and Brigadier General (Union Army), killed in action during the American Civil War at 36
  • 1864-05-20 John Clare, English poet (Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery), dies at 70
  • 1864-09-17 Walter Savage Landor, English poet and writer (Imaginary Conversations), dies at 89

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