Poets in History (Part 6)

Poetry: Poetesses

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 1,601

  • 1832-04-15 Wilhelm Busch, German poet, born in Wiedensahl, Kingdom of Hanover (d. 1908)
  • 1832-10-12 Walter T Watts-Dunton, English lawyer, poet and writer (Aylwin), born in St. Ives, England (d. 1914)
  • 1833-02-07 Ricardo Palma, Peru, writer/poet (Tradiciones Peruanas)
  • 1833-09-30 Ferdinand von Saar, Austrian novelist, playwright and poet, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1906)
  • 1834-02-09 Felix Dahn, German Historian, jurist and poet, born in Hamburg (d. 1912)
  • 1834-03-24 William Morris, England, designer/craftsman/poet/socialist
  • 1834-07-01 Jadwiga Łuszczewska, Polish poet, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1908)
  • 1834-09-17 Edouard Pailleron, French attorney, poet and stage writer, born in Paris, France (d. 1899)
  • 1834-10-10 Aleksis Kivi, Finnish writer and poet (Nummisuutarit), born in Nurmijärvi, Grand Duchy of Finland (d. 1872)
  • 1834-11-10 Jose Hernandez, Argentine poet (MartinFierro), born in Chacra de Pueyrredon, Argentina (d. 1886)
  • 1835-01-17 Antanas Baranauskas, Lithuanian bishop/poet/dialectologist
  • 1835-01-18 Jan van Droogenbroeck, Flemish poet
  • 1835-05-30 Alfred Austin, English poet laureate of England (Garden), born in Headingley, Yorkshire, England (d. 1913)
  • 1835-07-27 Giosuè Carducci, Italian writer and Nobel Prize Laureate 1906 regarded as the official national poet of modern Italy, born in Pietrasanta, Italy (d. 1907)
  • 1836-02-17 Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Spanish poet (d. 1870)
  • 1836-05-17 Virginie Loveling, Flemish writer (Sophie) and poet, born in Nevele, East Flanders, Belgium (d. 1923)

Person of interestWilliam Schwenck Gilbert

1836-11-18 William Schwenck Gilbert, English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator (Gilbert & Sullivan), born in London, England

English Dramatist William Schwenck Gilbert
English Dramatist
William Schwenck Gilbert
  • 1837-01-05 Algernon Charles Swinburne, English poet & writer [or Apr 5], born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1909)
  • 1837-02-24 Rosalía de Castro, Santiago de Compostela Galician writer and poet ('Séculos Escuros') (d. 1885)
  • 1837-04-05 Algernon Charles Swinburne, English poet (Atalanta in Calydon), born in London (d. 1909)
  • 1837-04-10 Forceythe Willson, American poet (The Old Sergeant), born in Little Genesee, New York (d. 1867)
  • 1838-03-31 Leon Dierx, French poet
  • 1839-01-04 Casimiro de Abreu, Brazil, poet (Meus oito anos), novelist and playwright (Camoes e o jau), born in Casimiro de Abreu, Rio de Janeiro, Empire of Brazil (d. 1860)
  • 1839-03-16 René F Armand Sully-Prudhomme, French poet, 1st Nobel winner (1901)
  • 1839-04-18 Henry Clarence Kendall, Australian poet (Bell Birds), born in Yatte Yattah, New South Wales (d. 1882)
  • 1839-11-16 Louis-Honoré Fréchette, Canadian poet, born in Lévis, Canada (d. 1908)
  • 1840-01-18 Austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer
  • 1840-03-18 William Cosmo Monkhouse, English poet and critic (d. 1901)
  • 1840-06-02 Thomas Hardy, poet and novelist (Far from the Madding Crowd), born in Higher Bockhampton, Dorset (d. 1928)
  • 1840-06-03 Eugeen van Oye, Flemish writer/poet (Morning Twilight)
  • 1840-07-12 Abraham Goldfaden, Russian-born Jewish poet and playwright (Shulamis), born in Starokostiantyniv, Russian Empire (d. 1908)
  • 1840-09-09 Gentil Theodoor Antheunis, Flemish poet, born in Oudenaarde, Belgium (d. 1907)
  • 1840-11-15 Aleksey Apukhtin, Russian poet and friend of Tsjaikovski, born in Bolkhov, Russian Empire (d. 1893) [NS=11/27]
  • 1840-11-25 Hugo Verriest, Flemish author and poet (Flemish Movement), born in Deerlijk, Belgium (d. 1922)
  • 1840-11-27 Aleksey Apukhtin, Russian poet and friend of Tsjaikovski, born in Bolkhov, Russian Empire (d. 1893) [OS=11/15]
  • 1840-12-11 Namık Kemal, Turkish poet and author (Fatherland-1872), born in Tekirdağ, Ottoman Empire (d. 1888)
  • 1841-03-07 Olegario Victor Andrade, Argentine, journalist and poet (El nido de condores), born in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (d. 1882)
  • 1841-05-22 Catulle Mendès, French poet, born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1909)
  • 1841-07-23 Edmund John Armstrong, Irish poet, born in Dublin (d. 1865)
  • 1841-08-17 Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet
  • 1842-01-12 Francois Coppee, French poet
  • 1842-02-03 Sidney Clopton Lanier, American composer/poet (Hall of Fame)
  • 1842-03-10 Ina Donna Coolbrith, American poet laureate of Calif
  • 1842-03-18 Stéphane Mallarmé, French poet (d. 1898)
  • 1842-04-18 Antero Tarquínio de Quental, Portuguese poet (Beatrice), born in Ponta Delgada, Portugal (d. 1891)
  • 1842-04-25 Antonio Fogazzarro, Italian writer and poet (Il santo, Leila), born in Vicenza, Italy (d. 1911)
  • 1842-06-02 Constantly AM Cap, Flemish poet/etcher
  • 1842-10-01 Charles Cros, French inventor and poet (Le Hareng Saur), born in Fabrezan, France (d. 1888)
  • 1842-11-22 José Maria de Heredia, Cuban-French sonnet poet (Les Trophées), born in La Fortuna, Cuba (d. 1905)
  • 1843-07-31 Peter Rosegger, Austrian poet and Nobel Prize laureate, born in Krieglach, Austria (d. 1918)
  • 1843-12-21 Thomas Bracken, Irish-born New Zealand poet, born in Clones, County Monaghan (d. 1898)
  • 1843-12-24 Lydia Koidula, Estonian poet, born in Vändra, Estonia (d. 1886)
  • 1843-12-29 Elisabeth of Wied [pseudonym Carmen Sylva], Queen consort of Romania and poet, born in Neuwied, Germany (d. 1916)
  • 1844-03-02 Dr. Schaepman [Herman Schaepman], Dutch poet, Roman Catholic priest, theologian, and politician
  • 1844-03-30 Paul M Verlaine, French lyric poet (Sagesse Bonbeur)
  • 1844-03-31 Andrew Lang, Scottish poet, novelist, literary critic, and anthropologist (Andrew Lang's Fairy Books), born in Selkirk, Scottish Borders, Scotland (d. 1912)
  • 1844-06-03 Detlev [Freiherr Friedrich A von] Liliencron, German poet
  • 1844-07-28 Gerard Manley Hopkins, English poet (Windhover), born in Stratford, London (d. 1889)
  • 1844-08-29 Edward Carpenter, English poet and philosopher (Civilisation, Its Cause and Cure), born in Hove, Sussex, England (d. 1929)
  • 1844-10-23 Robert Bridges, English poet (Testament of beauty) and British Poet Laureate (1913-30), born in Walmer, Kent (d. 1930)
  • 1845-04-24 Carl Spitteler, Swiss poet (Prometheus & Epimetheus; Nobel 1919), born in Liestal, Switzerland (d. 1924)
  • 1845-07-18 Tristan Corbière, French poet, born in Morlaix, Brittany, France (d. 1875)
  • 1845-08-10 Abai Qunanbaiuli, Kazakh poet, composer and philosopher (d. 1904)
  • 1846-03-11 Antonio C G Crespo, Brazilian/Portuguese poet
  • 1846-05-25 Naim Frashëri, Albanian poet and writer, born in Frashër, Janina Vilayet, Ottoman Empire(d. 1900)
  • 1846-08-25 Judith Gautier, French poetess, novelist (Le Dragon Impérial) and daughter of Theophile Gautier, born in Paris (d. 1917)
  • 1847-03-14 Antonio de Castro Alves, Brazilian poet (Espumas Flutuantes), born in Muritiba, Brazil (d. 1871)
  • 1848-01-05 Khristo Botev, Bulgarian poet & nationalist revolutionary, born in Kalofer, Bulgaria (d. 1876)
  • 1848-02-04 [Francois-Victor-]Jean Aicard, Fren playwright/poet (Jeune Croyances)
  • 1848-04-12 José Gautier Benítez, Puerto Rican poet, born in Caguas, Puerto Rico (d. 1880)
  • 1848-08-12 Macellus Emants, Dutch writer/poet (Along the Nile)
  • 1849-02-02 Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav, Slovak poet (d. 1921)
  • 1849-02-04 Jean Richepin, French poet/writer (Les Chansons de Gueux)

Person of interestEmma Lazarus

1849-07-22 Emma Lazarus, Americn poet ("New Colossus" - on the base of Statue of Liberty), born in NYC, New York

  • 1849-08-23 William Ernest Henley, British poet, critic, and editor, born in Gloucester, England (d. 1903)
  • 1849-08-27 Manuel Acuña, Mexican poet (Nocturno), born in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexic0 (d. 1873)
  • 1849-09-21 Edmund Gosse, English poet, author (Father & Son) and critic, born in London (d. 1928)
  • 1849-10-07 James Whitcomb Riley, American poet (Raggedy Man)
  • 1850-01-15 Mihail Eminesco [Eminovici], Romanian poet (Samanul Dionis), born in Botoșani, Romania (d. 1889)
  • 1850-02-20 Nérée Beauchemin, Canadian physician and poet (d. 1931)
  • 1850-06-27 Ivan Vazov, Bulgarian poet, novelist and playwright (Under the Yoke), born in Sopot, Bulgaria (d. 1921)
  • 1850-07-18 Rose Hartwick Thorpe, American poet (Curfew Must Not Ring) and writer, born in Mishawaka, Indiana, Kansas (d. 1939)
  • 1850-09-09 Harishchandra, Indian poet, dramatist and commonly referred as "father of modern Hindi", born in Vārānasi, India (d. 1885)
  • 1850-11-05 Ella Wheeler Wilcox, American author and poet (Poems of Passion), born in Johnstown, Wisconsin (d. 1919)
  • 1852-03-15 Augusta, Lady Gregory, Irish playwright, poet and patron of Yates, born in Roxborough, County Galway
  • 1852-04-23 Edwin Markham, American poet (1st winner of American Acad of Poets Award 1937), born in Oregon City, Oregon (d. 1940)
  • 1853-01-11 Gustav Falke, German author/poet (Der Mann im Nebel)
  • 1853-01-28 Jose Martí y Perez, Cuba, poet/essayist/politician
  • 1853-12-14 Salvador Díaz Mirón, Mexican poet (Los Cien Mejores Poemas), born in Veracruz, Mexico (d. 1928)
  • 1853-12-21 Isolde Kurz, German poet & short-story writer (Meine Mutter), born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1944)

Person of interestArthur Rimbaud

1854-10-20 Arthur Rimbaud, French poet and adventurer (Illuminations), born in Charleville, France (d. 1891)

  • 1855-02-25 Cesário Verde, Portuguese poet (d. 1886)
  • 1855-04-09 Gyula Reviczky, Hungarian author and poet, born in Kuzmice, Topoľčany District, Slovakia (d. 1889)
  • 1855-05-21 Emile A G Verhaeren, Belgian poet/writer (Les Flammes Hautes)
  • 1855-08-20 Innokenti F Annenski, Russian poet and interpreter (Laodania), born in Omsk, Russian Empire (d. 1909) [NS Sept 1]
  • 1855-09-01 Innokenty Annensky, Omsk, Russian Empire, poet, critic and interpreter (poètes maudits)
  • 1855-12-31 Giovanni Pascoli, Italian classicist & poet, born in San Mauro Pascoli, Italy (d. 1912)
  • 1856-01-09 Anton Askerc, Slavic priest/poet (Primoz Trubar)
  • 1856-01-09 Lizette Woodworth Reese, American poet (Branch of May, Tears)
  • 1856-03-04 Toru Dutt, English and French poet and author (d. 1877)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 501 - 600 of 1,513

  • 1864-11-03 Antonio Goncalves Dias, Brazilian national poet, dies at sea
  • 1865-02-24 Edmund John Armstrong, Irish poet, dies at 23
  • 1865-10-16 Andrés Bello, Venezuelan poet, lawmaker, philosopher, and sociologist (b. 1781)
  • 1865-12-01 Abraham Emanuel Fröhlich, Swiss poet (b. 1796)
  • 1866-01-10 Pyotr Pletnyov, Russian poet (b. 1792)
  • 1866-02-03 François-Xavier Garneau, French Canadian poet and historian (b. 1809)
  • 1866-06-16 Joseph Méry French poet (b. 1798)
  • 1866-09-09 Gergely Czuczor, Hungarian-Czech poet and translator (Great Hung dictionary), dies at 65
  • 1867-02-02 Forceythe Willson, American poet (The Old Sergeant), dies at 29
  • 1867-08-23 Auguste-Marseille Barthélemy, French poet (b. 1796)
  • 1867-08-31 Charles-Pierre Baudelaire, French poet and translator (Les Fleurs du mal), dies at 46
  • 1868-08-25 Costache Negruzzi, Romanian author/poet, dies at about 60
  • 1869-02-15 Mirza Ghalib, Indian poet (b. 1796)
  • 1869-03-01 Alphonse MLP de Lamartine, French poet (History of Girondins), dies at 78
  • 1869-11-03 Andreas Kalvos, Greek poet, dies at 77
  • 1870-09-11 Eugenio Lucas y Padilla, Spanish poet, dies at about 46
  • 1870-11-21 Karel Jaromír Erben, Czech poet (Ruiker), dies at 69
  • 1871-02-12 Alice Cary, American poet (Cincinnati Sentinel), dies at 50
  • 1871-07-06 Antonio de Castro Alves, Brazilian poet (O navio negreiro), dies at 34
  • 1871-07-31 Phoebe Cary, American poet (Poems of Alice & Phoebe Cary), dies at 46
  • 1871-09-02 Arvid August Afzelius, Swedish poet and historian, dies at 85
  • 1872-03-04 Johannes Carsten Hauch, Danish poet (b. 1790)
  • 1872-04-20 Ljudwit Gaj, Croatian writer/poet (Pjesma iz Zagorja), dies at 62
  • 1872-10-23 Théophile Gautier, French writer, historian and poet (Albertus, La Chanson de Roland, Émaux et camées), dies at 61
  • 1872-11-23 Ten Bears (Parra-Wa-Samen), American poet/Comanche chief, dies
  • 1872-12-31 Aleksis Kivi, Finnish writer and poet (Kanervala), dies at 38
  • 1873-06-29 Michael Madhusudan Dutt, Bengali poet (b. 1824)
  • 1873-09-20 Lulu Strauss und Torney, German poetess/writer, dies
  • 1873-10-10 Hermann Kurz, German poet and novelist (Schillers Heimatjahre), dies at 59
  • 1873-10-21 Johann Sebastian Welhaven, Norwegian poet (b. 1807)
  • 1873-11-08 Manuel Breton de los Herreros, Span poet/comic playwright, dies at 76
  • 1873-12-06 Manuel Acuña, Mexican poet (Ante un Cadaver), dies at 24
  • 1874-08-22 Sydney Thompson Dobell, English poet, dies at 50
  • 1875-01-22 Charles Sprague, American banker and poet (Curiosity), dies at 83
  • 1875-02-17 Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet, dies at 33
  • 1875-03-01 Tristan Corbière, French poet, dies at 29
  • 1875-06-04 Eduard Friedrich Mörike, German poet, dies at 70
  • 1875-09-28 Aleksei K. Tolstoi, Russian poet and writer, dies at 58 [OS]
  • 1875-10-10 Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Russian novelist, poet and dramatist (Prince Serebrenni), dies at 58
  • 1876-01-07 Juste Olivier, Swiss poet (b. 1807)
  • 1876-02-24 Jan Pieter Heije, Dutch physician/writer/poet, dies at 67
  • 1876-03-18 Ferdinand Freiligrath, German poet and translator, dies at 65
  • 1876-05-12 Henri-François-Alphonse Esquiros, French poet and writer (Evangile du peuple), dies at 63
  • 1876-05-20 Khristo Botev, Bulgarian poet, dies
  • 1876-06-01 Hristo Botev, Bulgarian poet and revolutionary, dies at 28
  • 1876-07-15 Aleksander Fredro, Polish poet and comedy writer (Zemstra), dies at 82
  • 1877-05-06 Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Finnish poet (b. 1804)
  • 1877-05-14 John Roberts, Welsh composer, minister and poet, dies at 54
  • 1877-12-27 Nikolay Alekseyevich Nekrasov, Russian poet, writer and publisher (Russkije Zjenjshiny), dies at 56
  • 1878-02-17 José Amador de los Ríos, Spanish historian and poet, dies at 59
  • 1878-06-12 William Cullen Bryant, American poet (Thanatopsis), dies at 83
  • 1878-07-17 Aleardo [Gaetano] Aleardi, Italian poet (Tre Fiumi), dies at 65
  • 1878-10-05 George B. Vashon, American, lawyer, academic and poet, first African American lawyer, dies of yellow fever at 54
  • 1878-12-19 Bayard Taylor, American author and poet (b. 1825)
  • 1879-01-16 Octave Crémazie, French Canadian poet, dies at 51
  • 1879-09-28 Nathan Cook Meeker, American journalist and social reformer, murdered by Ute Indians at 62
  • 1880-01-24 José Gautier Benítez, Puerto Rican poet, dies at 28
  • 1880-11-19 Bernard ter Haar, Dutch poet (Herbert and Clara) and church historian, dies at 74
  • 1881-02-07 Fredrik Cygnaeus, Finnish poet/literature critic, dies at 73
  • 1881-11-01 Jacques Perk, Dutch poet (Iris, Wood Song), dies at 22
  • 1882-03-24 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet (Song of Hiawatha), dies at 75
  • 1882-04-09 Dante Gabriel Rossetti, English Pre-Raphaelite poet and painter, dies at 53

Person of interestRalph Waldo Emerson

1882-04-27 Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist & philosopher (Concord Hymn), dies of pneumonia at 78

Lecturer and Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson
Lecturer and Poet
Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • 1882-08-01 Henry Clarence Kendall, Australian poet (Bell Birds), dies of tuberculosis at 43
  • 1882-10-20 Olegario Victor Andrade, Argentina poet (El arpa perdida), dies at 41
  • 1882-10-22 Janos Arany, Hungarians poet (Toldi Szerelme), dies at 65
  • 1882-12-06 Anthony Trollope, English novelist and poet (Barchester Towers), dies at 67
  • 1883-01-05 Charles Tompson, first Australian published poet (b. 1806)
  • 1883-05-23 Cyprian Norwid, Polish painter, poet and playwright (Wanda), dies at 61
  • 1883-06-14 Edward FitzGerald, English poet (b. 1809)
  • 1883-09-03 Ivan Turgenev, Russian novelist, poet and playwright (Fathers & Sons), dies from a spinal tumour at 64
  • 1883-12-13 Victor de Laprade, French poet and critic (b. 1812)
  • 1884-04-07 Maria van Ackere-Doolaeghe, Flemish poet (Daisies, Avondlamp), dies at 80
  • 1885-01-06 Harishchandra, Indian poet, dramatist and commonly referred as "father of modern Hindi", dies at 34
  • 1885-05-29 Alfred Meissner, Austrian poet (Ziska), dies at 62
  • 1885-07-15 Rosalia de Castro, Spanish writer and poet in the Galician language ('Séculos Escuros') (b. 1837)
  • 1886-03-18 Leopold Zunz, German Jewish scholar (Science of Judaism), dies at 91

Person of interestEmily Dickinson

1886-05-15 Emily Dickinson, American poet (Collected Poems), dies of nephritis at 55

  • 1886-06-11 Antonio C G Crespo, Brazilian/Portuguese poet, dies at 40
  • 1886-08-09 Samuel Ferguson, Northern Irish poet and artist (b. 1810)
  • 1886-08-11 Lydia Koidula, Estonian poet (b. 1843)
  • 1886-10-21 Jose Hernandez, Argentine poet (La vuelta the MartinFierro), dies at 51
  • 1887-08-20 Jules Laforgue, French poet (Les Complaintas), dies at 27

Person of interestEmma Lazarus

1887-11-19 Emma Lazarus, American poet ("Give us your tired & poor"), dies in New York at 38

  • 1887-12-05 Eliza Roxcy Snow, American poet (b. 1804)
  • 1888-01-29 Edward Lear, poet/author, dies at 75
  • 1888-03-04 Amos Bronson Alcott, US theory/poet (Table Talk), dies at 88
Poet & Critic Matthew Arnold
Poet & Critic
Matthew Arnold
  • 1888-05-17 Giacomo Zanella, Italian poet (b. 1820)
  • 1888-06-12 Carel Vosmaer, art historian/poet/editor (Neth Spectator), dies at 62
  • 1888-08-09 Charles Cros, French inventor and poet (Le Hareng Saur), dies at 45
  • 1889-03-17 Joseph Alberdingk Thijm, Dutch poet (Dietsche Warande), dies at 68
  • 1889-06-08 Gerard Manley Hopkins, English poet (Windhover), dies at 54
  • 1889-06-15 Mihail Eminesco, Romanian poet (Luceafarul), dies at 39
  • 1889-07-11 Gyula Reviczky, Hungarian author and poet, dies at 34
  • 1889-07-13 Robert Hamerling, Austrian poet (b. 1830)
  • 1889-11-18 William Allingham, Irish poet (Day & Night Songs), dies at 68
  • 1889-11-20 August Ahlqvist, Finnish poet (Suomalainen Runousoppi), dies at 63

Person of interestRobert Browning

1889-12-12 Robert Browning, English poet (Ring & Book), dies at 77

  • 1889-12-24 Jan Jakob Lodewijk ten Kate, Dutch poet and clergyman (b. 1819)

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