Poets in History (Part 7)

Poetry: Poetesses

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 1,601

  • 1857-03-22 Arnold Sauwen, Flemish poet (Along the Meuse)
  • 1857-06-02 Karl Adolph Gjellerup, poet (Poutnici Svetem, Nobel 1917), born in Roholte, Denmark (d. 1919)
  • 1858-04-04 Remy de Gourmont, French poet, born in Bazoches-en-Houlmes, France (d. 1915)
  • 1858-06-01 William Wilfred Campbell, Canadian poet (Beyond the Hills of Dream, Ian of the Orcades), born in Newmarket, Ontario (d. 1918)
  • 1858-08-02 William Watson, British poet (Prince's Quest, Father of Forest), born in Burley-in-Wharfedale, Yorkshire (d. 1935)
  • 1858-09-27 Þorsteinn Erlingsson, Icelandic poet (Pyrnar), born in Iceland (d. 1914)
  • 1859-01-13 Kostis Palamas, Greek poet (d. 1943)
  • 1859-03-26 A. E. Housman, English poet (A Shropshire Lad), born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England (d. 1936)
  • 1859-05-06 Willem Kloos, Dutch poet (Act of Simple Justice), born in Amsterdam (d. 1938)
  • 1859-06-10 Jacques Perk, Dutch poet (Iris, Wood Song), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1881)
  • 1859-07-06 Verner von Heidenstam, Swedish poet and novelist (Charles Men, Nobel 1916), born in Olshammar, Örebro County, Sweden (d. 1940)
  • 1859-10-15 Jaime de Magalhães Lima, Portuguese author and poet (Salmos do Prisoneiro), born in Vera Cruz, Portugal (d. 1936)
  • 1859-12-21 Gustave Kahn, French symbolist poet & art critic, born in Metz, France (d. 1936)
  • 1860-03-12 Salvatore Di Giacomo, Italian poet and songwriter during "Golden Age of Neapolitan Song", born in Naples (d. 1934)
  • 1860-08-16 Jules Laforgue, French poet (Les Complaintas), born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1887)
  • 1860-12-23 Harriet Monroe, American poet and editor of Poetry magazine (You & I), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1861-04-15 Bliss Carman, Canadian poet, born in Fredericton, New Brunswick (d. 1929)

Person of interestRabindranath Tagore

1861-05-07 Rabindranath Tagore, Indian philosopher, poet, writer (Nobel Prize for Literature 1913), born in Calcutta, British India (d. 1941)

  • 1861-09-17 Owen Seaman, British poet and editor (Punch), born in Shrewsbury, England (d. 1936)
  • 1861-11-24 João da Cruz, Brazilian poet, born in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil (d. 1898)
  • 1862-02-17 Mori Ōgai, Japanese novelist and poet (d. 1922)
  • 1862-03-02 John Jay Chapman, US advocate, poet, and writer (Learning & Other Essays)
  • 1862-05-05 Max Elskamp, Belgian author and poet (Lesson Joies Blondes, Maya), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1931)
  • 1862-06-01 António Feijó, Portuguese poet and diplomat, born in Ponte de Lima, Portugal (d. 1917)
  • 1862-06-06 Henry John Newbolt, English poet and author (Studies Green & Gray), born in Bilston, Staffordshire, England (d. 1938)
  • 1862-07-24 Johan A de Sleeve [Adwaita], philosopher and poet (Brahman)

Person of interestMaurice Maeterlinck

1862-08-29 Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian poet (Blue Bird, Nobel 1911), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1949)

Author and Nobel Laureate Maurice Maeterlinck
Author and Nobel Laureate
Maurice Maeterlinck
  • 1862-11-04 Eden Phillpotts, English novelist, poet and playwright (Red Madymaynes), born in Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India (d. 1960)
  • 1862-11-15 Adolf Bartels, German journalist and poet, born in Wesselburen, Holstein, Germany (d. 1945)
  • 1863-02-17 Fyodor Sologub, Russian symbolist novelist and poet (d. 1927)
  • 1863-03-12 Adolf A Wolfschoon, Curacao, poet
  • 1863-03-12 Gabriele D'Annunzio, Italian poet, writer (Il fuoco, Intruder), playwright and military hero as part of the elite Arditi storm troops, born in Pescara, Italy (d. 1938)
  • 1863-04-29 Constantine P Cavafy, Egyptian Greek poet, journalist and civil servant, born in Alexandria, Egypt Province, Ottoman Empire (d. 1933)
  • 1863-06-10 Louis Couperus, Dutch poet and writer (Eline Vere), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1923)
  • 1863-06-18 George Essex Evans, Australian poet (d. 1909)
  • 1863-07-19 Dwijendralal Ray, Bengali poet, playwright and lyricist (Dwijendrageeti), born in Krishnanagar, British India (d. 1913)
  • 1863-08-14 Ernest Thayer, American poet who wrote the famous baseball poem "Casey", born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 1940)
  • 1863-11-18 Richard Dehmel, German poet and writer, born in Hermsdorf, Brandenburg, Prussia (d. 1920)
  • 1863-12-16 George Santayana, Spanish philosopher/poet/humanist (Last Puritan)
  • 1864-02-06 John Henry Mackay, Scottish-born German writer (Anarchists), born in Greenock, United Kingdom (d. 1933)
  • 1864-02-17 Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson, Australian bush poet (Waltzing Matilda, The Man From Snowy River), born near Orange, New South Wales (d. 1941)
  • 1864-03-18 Karl M Lybeck, Finnish/Swedish language poet (Samlade Arbeten)
  • 1864-04-30 Juhan Liiv, Estonian poet (I Saw Estonia Yesterday), born in Allatzkiwwi, Governorate of Livonia, Russian Empire (d. 1913)
  • 1864-07-20 Erik Karlfeldt, Swedish poet (Nobel 1918-refused; 1931-posthumous)
  • 1864-10-14 Maurice de Plessys, French poet (Palace Occidental), born in Paris (d. 1924)
  • 1864-11-26 Herman Gorter, Dutch socialist and poet (May, Tiny Hero's Poem), born in Wormerveer, Netherlands (d. 1927)
  • 1865-02-12 Kazimierz P. Tetmajer, Polish writer and poet (Young Poland)
  • 1865-02-28 Arthur Symons, Welsh poet/critic/co-founder (Savoy)
  • 1865-05-15 Albert Verwey, Dutch poet/literature historian (Motion)
  • 1865-06-11 J. H. Leopold, Dutch poet (translated Omar Khayyam), born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (d. 1925)
  • 1865-06-13 W. B. Yeats, Irish poet (Wild Swans at Coole-Nobel 1923), born in Sandymount, Ireland (d. 1939)
  • 1865-09-11 Rainis [Jānis Pliekšāns], Latvian poet and playwright, born in Dunava parish, Russian Empire (d. 1929)
  • 1865-11-27 Jose Asunción Silva, Colombian poet (Nocturno III), born in Bogotá, Colombia (d. 1896)
  • 1866-02-28 Vyacheslav Ivanov, Russian philosopher, playwright and poet, born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1949)
  • 1866-04-11 Bernard O'Dowd, Australian poet, born in Beaufort, Australia (d. 1953)
  • 1866-09-10 Jeppe Aakjær, Danish poet and novelist (Bondens Søn), born in Fly, Jutland (d. 1930)
  • 1867-01-18 Rubén Darío, Nicaraguan Journalist, Diplomat, Poet (d. 1916)
  • 1867-03-15 Lionel Pigot Johnson, British poet and critic (Ireland & Other Poems), born in Broadstairs, Kent (d. 1902)
  • 1867-04-10 George William Russell, Irish nationalist, poet and artist, born in Lurgan, County Armagh, Ireland (d. 1935)
  • 1867-06-17 Henry Lawson, Australian writer and poet (n the Days When the World Was Wide and Other Verses), born in Grenfell, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1922)
  • 1867-07-24 Vicente Acosta, Salvadoran poet, born in Apopa, El Salvador (d. the same day 1908)
  • 1867-08-02 Ernest Dowson, British poet (Decorations in Verse and Prose), born in Lee, London
  • 1867-08-16 Antonio Nobre, Portuguese poet (Só), born in Porto, Portugal (d. 1900)
  • 1867-09-07 Camilo Pessanha, Portuguese poet (China), born in Coimbra, Portugal (d. 1926)
  • 1867-10-14 Masaoka Shiki, Japanese haiku & tanka poet and diarist (Salt Water Ballads), born in Matsuyama, Japan (d. 1902)
  • 1868-03-20 Obe Postma, Frisian poet/geography/historian (Frisian Clay Farm)
  • 1868-04-01 Edmond Rostand, French poet/playwright (Cyrano de Bergerac)
  • 1868-07-12 Stefan George, German lyric poet (Algabal), born in Büdesheim, Germany (d. 1933)
  • 1868-08-06 Paul Claudel, French poet and playwright (L'Otage-1909), born in Villeneuve-sur-Fère, France (d. 1955)
  • 1868-12-02 Francis Jammes, French poet and writer (Jammisme), born in Tournay, Hautes-Pyrénées, France (d. 1938)
  • 1869-07-08 William V Moody, American poet (Death of Eve, Faith Healer)
  • 1869-08-10 Lawrence Binyon, poet (Symbolic Wounds), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1869-08-23 Edgar Lee Masters, American poet and novelist (Spoon River Anthology), born in Garnett, Kansas (d. 1950)
  • 1869-12-22 Edwin Arlington Robinson, American poet (Richard Corey), born in Head Tide, Maine (d. 1935)
  • 1869-12-24 Henriette Roland Holst, Dutch poet (Women in Forest), born in Noordwijk, Netherlands (d. 1952)
  • 1870-02-03 Ada Negri, Italian poet/author (Il Libro di Mara)
  • 1870-02-20 Pieter Cornelis Boutens, Holland, mystic poet/scholar (Verzen)
  • 1870-03-04 Thomas Sturge Moore, English poet (d. 1944)
  • 1870-08-27 Amado Nervo [Juan Crisóstomo Ruiz de Nervo], Mexican writer and poet, born in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico (d. 1919)
  • 1870-10-10 Louise Mack, Australian poet and novelist, born in Hobart, Tasmania (d. 1935)
  • 1870-10-16 Helge Rode, Danish poet/essayist
  • 1870-10-22 Ivan Bunin, Russian poet and novelist (Gentleman from San Francisco-Nobel 1933), born in Voronezh, Russian Empire (d. 1953)
  • 1870-10-22 Alfred Douglas, English poet, journalist and partner of Oscar Wilde, born in Powick, Worcestershire, England (d. 1945)
  • 1870-12-10 Pierre Louÿs, French novelist and poet (Aphrodite, Woman & Puppet), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1925)
  • 1870-12-20 Pieter Cornelis Boutens, Dutch poet, classicist, and mystic (Voices, Carmina), born in Middelburg, Netherlands
  • 1871-01-10 Enrica Freiin von Handel-Manzetti, Austrian poet & writer (Jesse & Maria), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1955)
  • 1871-02-05 Jovan Ducic, Serb poet (Blue Legends)
  • 1871-04-03 Jose Juan Tablada, Mexican poet (El Florilegio), born in Mexico City (d. 1941)
  • 1871-04-16 John Millington Synge, Irish dramatist and poet (Riders to the Sea), born in Rathfarnham, County Dublin, Ireland (d. 1909)
  • 1871-05-06 Christian Morgenstern, German poet (Ich und die Welt), born in Munich (d. 1914)

Person of interestJames Weldon Johnson

1871-06-17 James Weldon Johnson, American civil rights activist, leader of the NAACP and Harlem Renaissance poet, born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 1938)

Writer and Civil Rights Activist James Weldon Johnson
Writer and Civil Rights Activist
James Weldon Johnson
  • 1871-06-17 Nicolae Iorga, Romanian writer, literature historian and Prime Minister of Romania, born in Botoșani, Kingdom of Romania (d. 1940)
  • 1871-07-03 William Henry Davies, Welsh poet (Autobiography of a Super Tramp), born in Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales (d. 1940)

Person of interestStephen Crane

1871-11-01 Stephen Crane, American novelist (Red Badge of Courage), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1900)

Novelist Stephen Crane
Novelist
Stephen Crane
  • 1872-02-01 Paul Fort, French poet/founder of Vers et Prose

Person of interestPaul Laurence Dunbar

1872-06-27 Paul Laurence Dunbar, American poet and novelist (Oak & Ivory), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1906)

  • 1872-11-09 Bohdan Lepky, Ukrainian writer and poet, born in Zhukiv, Ukraine (d. 1941)

Person of interestJohn McCrae

1872-11-30 John McCrae, Canadian physician, soldier and poet (In Flanders Fields), born in Guelph, Ontario (d. 1918)

World War I Soldier & Poet John McCrae
World War I Soldier & Poet
John McCrae
  • 1873-01-09 Hayyim Nahman Bialik, Jewish poet, born in Radi, Volhynia, (d. 1934)
  • 1873-01-20 Johannes V Jensen, Danish novelist/poet (Energy Storage, Nobel 1944)

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Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 601 - 700 of 1,513

  • 1890-07-16 Gottfried Keller, German-Swiss novelist and poet, dies at 70
  • 1890-08-02 Louise-Victorine Ackermann, French poet (works characterized by a deep sense of pessimism), dies at 76
  • 1890-08-22 Vasile Alecsandri, Romanian foreign minister, diplomat and poet, dies at 69
  • 1891-08-12 James Russell Lowell, poet/critic/diplomat, dies
  • 1891-09-11 Antero Tarquínio de Quental, Portuguese poet (Beatrice), dies at 49

Person of interestArthur Rimbaud

1891-11-10 Arthur Rimbaud, French poet and arms merchant (Saison en Enfer), dies of a bone cancer at 37

  • 1891-12-11 Johan C J van Schagen, Dutch poet/writer (Narrenwijsheid), dies

Person of interestWalt Whitman

1892-03-26 Walt Whitman, American poet (Leaves of Grass) and volunteer nurse during the Civil War, dies of pneumonia at 72

Poet and Nurse Walt Whitman
Poet and Nurse
Walt Whitman
  • 1892-06-28 Alexandros Rhizos Rhankaves, Greek poet and statesman (b. 1810)
  • 1892-09-07 John G Whittier, American poet/secretary Anti-Slavery Society, dies

Person of interestAlfred Tennyson

1892-10-06 Alfred Tennyson, writer and British Poet Laureate (The Charge of the Light Brigade), dies at 83

  • 1892-12-03 Afanasy Fet, Russian poet, dies at 71
  • 1893-01-23 Jose Zorrilla y Moral, Spanish poet (Granada), dies at 75
  • 1893-04-19 John Addington Symonds, British historian and writer (Probs in Greek Ethics), dies at 52
  • 1893-08-17 Aleksey Apukhtin, Russian poet (Stichotvorenia), dies at 52 [NS=8/29]
  • 1893-08-29 Aleksey Apukhtin, Russian poet (Stichotvorenia), dies at 52 [OS=8/17]
  • 1893-12-14 Karolina Pawlowa, Russian poet & novelist, dies at 86
  • 1894-04-14 Adolf Friedrich von Schack, German poet, dies at 78
  • 1894-07-18 Leconte de Lisle, French poet and writer, dies at 75
  • 1894-12-29 Christina Rossetti, English poet (Winter Rain, Passing Away) dies at 64
  • 1895-05-19 Jose J Marti y Perez, Spanish/Cuban poet (Versos sencillos), dies
  • 1895-05-21 Franz von Suppé, Austrian composer (Poet und Bauer), dies at 76
  • 1896-01-08 Paul Verlaine, French poet (b. 1844)
  • 1896-02-03 Jane Wilde, Irish poet, nationalist and mother of Oscar Wilde, dies at 74
  • 1896-02-26 Arsène Houssaye, French novelist and poet, dies at 80
  • 1896-05-23 Jose Asunción Silva, Colombian poet (Nocturno III), dies at 30
  • 1896-05-27 Allard Pierson, Dutch theologist, philosopher and art historian, dies at 65
  • 1896-09-23 Ivar A Aasen, Norwegian linguistic/poet, dies at 83
  • 1896-11-26 Coventry Patmore, English poet and critic (The Angel in the House), dies at 73
  • 1897-03-20 Apollon Maykov, Russian poet, dies at 76
  • 1897-07-20 Jean Ingelow, English poet (b. 1820)
  • 1897-10-24 Francis Turner Palgrave, English poet (Golden Treasury), dies at 73
  • 1898-02-16 Thomas Bracken, New Zealand poet (b. 1843)
  • 1898-03-19 João da Cruz, Brazilian poet, dies at 26
  • 1898-09-09 Stéphane Mallarmé, French poet (b. 1842)
  • 1898-10-30 Yakov Petrovich Polonsky Russian poet (Stichotvorenija), dies at 78
  • 1899-04-16 Emilio Jacinto, Filipino poet and revolutionary, dies at 23
  • 1899-06-30 Jon Helgason, Icelandic poet (Ur Landsudri), dies
  • 1899-11-27 Guido Gezelle, Flemish priest and poet, dies at 69
  • 1900-02-23 Ernest Dowson, British poet (Decorations in Verse and Prose), dies at 32
  • 1900-03-18 Antonio Nobre, Portuguese poet (Só), dies at 32
  • 1900-10-20 Naim Frashëri, Albanian poet and writer, dies at 54
  • 1901-02-12 Ramón de Campoamor y Campoosorio, Spanish poet (Colon), dies at 83
  • 1901-06-16 Herman Grimm, German writer, poet and historian, dies at 75
  • 1901-07-20 William Cosmo Monkhouse, English poet and critic (b. 1840)
  • 1901-08-22 Gunnar Wennerberg, Swedish poet and composer, dies at 83
  • 1902-05-27 Jan van Droogenbroeck, Flemish poet, dies
  • 1902-06-10 Jacint Verdaguer, Catalan poet (b. 1845)
  • 1902-08-31 Mathilde Wesendonk, German author/poetess, dies at 73
  • 1902-09-06 Philip James Bailey, English poet (Universal hymn), dies at 86
  • 1902-09-19 Masaoka Shiki, Japanese haiku & tanka poet and diarist (Salt Water Ballads), dies at 34
  • 1902-09-29 William Topaz McGonagall, British poet (b. 1825)
  • 1902-10-04 Lionel Pigot Johnson, British poet and critic (Ireland & Other Poems), dies of a stroke at 35
  • 1903-02-28 Girolamo de Rada, Albanian poet (Skanderbeku), dies at 88
  • 1903-09-03 Joseph Skipsey, British poet (b. 1832)
  • 1904-04-16 Maximilian Kronberger, German poet, dies at 16
  • 1904-07-05 Abai Kunanbaiuli, Kazakh poet (b. 1845)
  • 1905-02-18 Jules de Geyter, Belgian poet (International), dies at 75
  • 1905-09-18 George MacDonald, Scottish poet and sci-fi author (Princess & Curdie), dies at 80
  • 1905-10-02 José Maria de Heredia, Cuban-French sonnet poet (Les Trophées), dies at 62

Person of interestPaul Laurence Dunbar

1906-02-09 Paul Laurence Dunbar, African American dialect poet, dies at 33 in Dayton, Ohio

  • 1907-02-16 Giosuè Carducci, Italian writer and Nobel Prize Laureate 1906 regarded as the official national poet of modern Italy, dies at 71
  • 1907-08-05 Gentil Theodoor Antheunis, Flemish poet, dies at 66
  • 1907-09-07 R F Armand Sully-Prudhomme, French poet (Poesies, Nobel 1901), dies
  • 1907-11-28 Stanisław Wyspiański, Polish dramatist, poet, painter, and architect (b. 1869)
  • 1908-01-09 Abraham Goldfaden, Russian-born Jewish poet and playwright (Shulamis), dies at 67
  • 1908-01-09 Wilhelm Busch, German poet, dies at 75
  • 1908-05-23 Francois Coppee, French poet, dies
  • 1908-05-31 Louis-Honoré Fréchette, Canadian poet, dies at 68
  • 1908-07-10 Eliza Laurillard, Dutch vicar, poet and writer, dies at 78
  • 1908-07-24 Vicente Acosta, Salvadoran poet, dies at 41 (b. the same day 1867)
  • 1908-09-23 Jadwiga Łuszczewska, Polish poet, dies at 74
  • 1909-02-08 Catulle Mendès, French poet, dies at 67
  • 1909-03-24 John Millington Synge, Irish dramatist and poet (Riders to the Sea), dies at 37
  • 1909-04-10 Algernon Charles Swinburne, English poet (Atalanta in Calydon), dies at 72
  • 1909-05-18 George Meredith, English poet & writer (Diana of Crossways), dies at 81
  • 1909-06-22 Detlev [Freiherr Friedrich A von] Liliencron, German poet, dies at 65
  • 1909-11-10 George Essex Evans, Australian poet (b. 1863)
  • 1909-11-18 Renee Vivien, British-born poet, wrote in French, dies at 32
  • 1909-11-30 Innokenti F Annenski, Russian poet and translator, dies at 53 [NS=Dec 13]
  • 1909-12-11 Innokenty Annensky, Russian poet (b. 1855)
  • 1909-12-13 Innokenti Annenski, Russian poet and interpreter, dies of heart attack at 54
  • 1910-10-17 Julia Ward Howe, American poet and author (Battle Hymn of the Republic), dies at 91
  • 1910-10-17 William V Moody, American poet (Sabine Woman, Great Divide), dies
  • 1910-10-17 Julie Ward Howe, American poet and author, dies of pneumonia at 91
  • 1911-03-07 Antonio Fogazzarro, Italian writer and poet (Il Santo, Leila), dies at 68
  • 1912-01-03 Felix Dahn, German historian, jurist and poet, dies at 77
  • 1912-06-10 Anton Aškerc, Slovenian poet (b. 1856)
  • 1912-06-11 Leon Dierx, French poet (Amants), dies at 74
  • 1912-07-20 Andrew Lang, Scottish poet, novelist, literary critic, and anthropologist (Andrew Lang's Fairy Books), dies at 68
  • 1913-03-07 Emily Pauline Johnson [Tekahionwake], Native Canadian poet, dies of cancer at 51
  • 1913-04-15 Ğabdulla Tuqay, Tatar poet (Oh My Mother Tongue!), dies at 26
  • 1913-05-17 Dwijendralal Ray, Bengali poet, playwright and lyricist (Dwijendrageeti), dies of epilepsy at 49
  • 1913-06-02 Alfred Austin, English poet laureate of England (Garden), dies at 78
  • 1913-06-21 Stefan Octavian Iosif, Romanian poet (Beautiful Irine), dies at 37
  • 1913-12-01 Juhan Liiv, Estonian poet (I Saw Estonia Yesterday), dies at 49

Person of interestFrederic Mistral

1914-03-25 Frederic Mistral, French poet (Nobel Prize for Literature 1904), dies at 83

Provencal Poet Frederic Mistral
Provencal Poet
Frederic Mistral
  • 1914-03-31 Christian Morgenstern, German poet (Ich und die Welt), dies at 42
  • 1914-06-06 Walter T Watts-Dunton, English lawyer, poet and writer (Aylwin), dies at 81
  • 1914-07-06 Delmira Agustini, Uruguayan poet (El Libro Blanco), murdered at 27

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