Poets in History (Part 8)

Poetry: Poetesses

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 1,601

  • 1873-02-22 Muhammad Iqbal, Dutch East Indies lawyer/poet/philosopher
  • 1873-03-04 Guy Wetmore Carryl, American humorist and poet (d. 1904)
  • 1873-04-25 Walter de la Mare, British poet and author (The Listeners, Memoirs of a Midget), born in Charlton, Kent (d. 1956)
  • 1873-10-27 Henry Tate, Australian composer and poet, born in Melbourne (d. 1926)
  • 1873-10-29 Guillermo Valencia, Colombian poet, translator and statesman, born in Popayán, Cauca, Colombia (d. 1943)
  • 1873-12-01 Valery Bryusov, Russian poet (d. 1924)
  • 1874-01-16 Robert W. Service, English-Canadian poet (Cremation of Sam McGee), born in Lancashire, England (d. 1958)
  • 1874-01-25 W. Somerset Maugham, British novelist & poet (Of Human Bondage), born in Paris, France (d. 1965)
  • 1874-02-01 Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Austrian poet/dramatist/essayist
  • 1874-02-09 Amy Lowell, American poet and critic (Patterns, Sword Blades & Poppy Seed), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 1925)
  • 1874-03-20 Börries von Münchhausen, German poet (d. 1945)

Person of interestRobert Frost

1874-03-26 Robert Frost, American poet (Mending Wall, Road Not Taken), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1963)

  • 1874-05-27 Richard von Schaukal, Moravian-Austria poet and writer (Eros Thanatos), born in Brno, Czech Republic (d. 1942)
  • 1874-06-13 Leopoldo Lugones, Argentine poet (Las montañas del oro), born in Villa Maria del Rio Seco, Argentina (d. 1938)
  • 1874-07-29 August Stramm, German poet and playwright, born in Cathedrals (d. 1915)
  • 1875-07-26 Antonio Machado, Spanish poet (Campos de Castilla), born in Seville, Spain (d. 1939)
  • 1875-07-31 Harry Northrup [Henri N.], French-born American poet and actor (The Heart of Maryland, The Unchastened Woman), born in Paris, France (d. 1936)
  • 1875-10-11 Stefan Octavian Iosif, Romanian poet (Beautiful Irine), born in Brașov, Romania (d. 1913)
  • 1875-10-31 Seerp Anema, Dutch poet and writer (Dutch Coasts) (d. 1961)
  • 1875-11-22 Georges Rency, Belgian poet and literature, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1951)
  • 1875-12-04 Rainer Maria Rilke, Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist (Ana, The City, Duino Elegies), born in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1926)
  • 1875-12-06 Evelyn Underhill, British Anglo-Catholic poet, born in Wolverhampton, England (d. 1941)
  • 1875-12-15 Emilio Jacinto, Filipino poet and revolutionary, born in Tondo, Manila (d. 1899)
  • 1876-01-09 Hans Bethge, German poet, born in Dessau (d. 1946)
  • 1876-03-04 Léon-Paul Fargue, French poet (d. 1947)
  • 1876-07-12 Max Jacob, French poet and writer, born in Quimper, Brittany, France (d. 1944)
  • 1876-08-14 Sibilla Aleramo [Rina Faccio], Italian feminist and poet (Una Donna), born in Alessandria, Italy (d. 1960)
  • 1876-09-07 C. J. Dennis, Australian poet (The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke), born in Auburn, South Australia (d. 1938)
  • 1876-09-18 Milan Rakic, Serbian poet (Nove Pesme), born in Belgrade, Serbia (d. 1938)
  • 1876-10-04 Hugh McCrae, Australian writer and poet (Satyrs and Sunlight: Sylvarum Libri), born in Melbourne (d. 1958)
  • 1876-12-04 Dimitur Poljanov [Popov], Bulgarian poet (Iron Poems) (d. 1953)
  • 1876-12-22 Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Italian-French prose writer, novelist, poet, and dramatist (Futurism e Futurista), born in Alexandria, Egypt (d. 1944)
  • 1877-02-17 Henri Vandeputte, Belgian author/poet (L'homme Jeune)
  • 1877-02-21 Jacob D du Toit [Totius], South African poet/theologist
  • 1877-02-26 Carel Steven Adama van Scheltema, Dutch socialist poet, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1924)
  • 1877-03-10 David M Chumaceiro, Curacao, poet
  • 1877-06-11 Renee Vivien, English-born poet, wrote in French, born in London (d. 1909)

Person of interestHermann Hesse

1877-07-02 Hermann Hesse, German-Swiss novelist and poet (Steppenwolf, Nobel 1946), born in Calw, Württemberg, Germany (d. 1962)

Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse
Nobel Laureate Novelist
Hermann Hesse
  • 1877-09-10 Georgia Douglas Johnson, African American poet and playwright (Autumn Love Cycle), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1966)
  • 1877-11-09 Allama Iqbal, Indian philosopher and poet, born in Sialkot, Punjab Province, British India (d. 1938)
  • 1877-11-14 René de Clerq, Flemish poet/author (Emergency Horn)
  • 1877-11-22 Endre Ady, Hungarian lyric poet (Még egyzer, Uj versek), born in Ermindszent, Hungary (d. 1919)
  • 1878-01-06 Carl Sandburg, American poet & biographer of Lincoln (The People, Yes), born in Galesburg, Illinois (d. 1967)
  • 1878-01-16 Robert Garbe, German poet (Gorniek)
  • 1878-01-23 Oton Zupancic, Slovenian poet (Zimzelen pod Snegom), born in Vinica, Črnomelj, Slovenia (d. 1949)
  • 1878-03-10 Karel van de Woestijne, Flemish writer/poet (God at Sea)
  • 1878-03-14 Carel T Scharten, Dutch poet and writer (Forces of the Future), born in Middelburg, Netherlands (d. 1950)
  • 1878-06-01 John Masefield, British writer and poet (Salt-Water Ballads), Poet Laureate (1930-67), born in Ledbury, Herefordshire (d. 1967)
  • 1878-07-06 Eino Leino, Finnish poet, born in Paltamo, Finland (d. 1926)
  • 1878-07-29 Don Marquis, Ill, journalist/poet (archy & mehitabel) (d. 1937)
  • 1878-09-09 Adelaide Crapsey, American poet (d. 1914)
  • 1878-10-19 Hermann Claudius, German folk poet (Meister Bertram), born in Langenfelde near Hamburg (d. 1980)
  • 1878-11-14 Leopold Staff, Polish poet (d. 1957)
  • 1878-11-27 Jatindramohan Bagchi, Indian (Bengali) poet, born in Jamsherpur, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 1948).
  • 1878-12-07 Akiko Yosano, Japanese poet (Tangled Hair), born in Sakai, Ōsaka, Japan (d. 1942)
  • 1878-12-31 Horacio Quiroga, Uruguayan playwright, poet, and short story writer (Anaconda, El Crimen del Otro), born in Salto, Uruguay (d. 1937)
  • 1879-02-13 Sarojini Naidu, Indian freedom fighter and poet, born in Hyperbad, India (d. 1949)
  • 1879-04-15 Melville Henry Cane, American lawyer and poet (Making a Poem), born in Plattsburgh, New York (d. 1980)
  • 1879-06-02 Adolf Herckenrath, Flemish playwright/poet (Avondvlam)
  • 1879-07-12 Han Yong-woon, Korean Buddhist reformer and poet, born in Yucheon, Hongseong, South Korea (d. 1944)
  • 1879-07-27 Francesco Gaeta, Italian poet (Il Libro Della Giovinezza), born in Naples, Italy (d. 1927)
  • 1879-10-02 Wallace Stevens, American poet (Ideas of Order), born in Reading, Pennsylvania (d. 1955)
  • 1879-10-05 John Erskine, American poet and writer (Private Life of Helen of Troy), born in NYC, New York (d. 1951)
  • 1879-11-10 Nicholas Vachel Lindsay, American poet (Gen William Booth enters Heaven), born in Springfield, Illinois (d. 1931)
  • 1879-11-10 Patrick Pearse, Irish poet, nationalist and political activist, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1916)
  • 1879-11-19 Karel van den Oever, Flemish author and poet (Geuzenstad), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1926)
  • 1879-12-24 Émile Nelligan, Canadian francophone poet, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1941)
  • 1880-05-01 Conrad Weiss, German writer and poet (Tantum dic verbo) (d. 1940)
  • 1880-08-22 Gorch Fock [Johann Wilhelm Kinau], German author and poet, born in Finkenwerder, Hamburg, Germany (d. 1916)
  • 1880-08-26 Guillaume Apollinaire, French poet/movie critic (Alcoola)
  • 1880-09-16 Alfred Noyes, British poet and essayist (Loom of Years, Highwayman), born in Wolverhampton, England (d. 1958)
  • 1880-10-13 Sasha Chorny [Alexander Mikhailovich Glikberg], Russian poet, born in Odessa, Russian Empire (d. 1932)
  • 1880-10-14 Vilhelm Ekelund, Swedish poet and writer (Sak och sken) (d. 1940)
  • 1880-11-28 Alexander Block, Russian poet (Dvenatsat), born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1921)
  • 1880-12-28 Christian DFL Leipoldt, South african physician/writer/poet
  • 1881-01-04 Wilhelm Lehmbruck, German painter/poet/sculptor (Seated Youth)
  • 1881-01-09 Lascelles Abercrombie, English poet/critic (Revaluations)
  • 1881-02-14 William John Gruffydd, Welsh poet & scholar, born in Gorffwysfa, Bethel, Wales (d. 1954)
  • 1881-02-16 Maurits H E Uyldert, Dutch poet/writer (Youth of a Poet)
  • 1881-02-27 Sveinn Bjornsson, 1st president of Iceland (1944-52)/poet (Figur ild)
  • 1881-04-17 Anton Wildgans, Austrian poet and playwright (Armut), born in Vienna (d. 1932)
  • 1881-06-26 Ya'akov Cahan, Hebrew poet and writer, born in Slutsk, Belarus (d. 1960)
  • 1881-07-12 Ludwig Rubiner, German poet and essayist, born in Berlin (d. 1920)
  • 1881-08-20 Edgar Albert Guest, English-American poet and newspaperman, born in Birmingham, England (d. 1959)
  • 1881-10-13 George Bacovia [Vasiliu], Romanian poet and composer (Plumb), born in Bacău, Romania (d. 1957)
  • 1881-10-30 Elizabeth Madox Roberts, American poet and novelist (The Time of Man), born in Perryville, Kentucky (d. 1941)
  • 1881-11-28 Stefan Zweig, Austrian poet, essayist and dramatist (Beware of Pity), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1942)
  • 1881-12-08 Padraic Colum, Irish novelist and poet (Collected Poems), born in Columcille, County Longford, Ireland (d. 1972)
  • 1881-12-24 Juan Ramon Jiménez, Spanish poet (Distant Gardens, Nobel 1956), born in Moguer, Spain (d. 1958)
  • 1881-12-31 Jacob Israël de Haan, Dutch poet/writer (Pipelines, Jewish Song), born in Holland, Netherlands (d. 1924)

Person of interestJames Joyce

1882-02-02 James Joyce, Irish novelist and poet (Dubliners, Ulysses, Finnigan's Wake), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1941)

Novelist & Poet James Joyce
Novelist & Poet
James Joyce
  • 1882-02-02 James Stephens, Irish poet (Crock of Gold)
  • 1882-06-01 John Drinkwater, English poet/playwright (Abraham Lincoln)
  • 1882-07-31 Grete Gulbransson, Austrian writer and poet (Geliebte Schatten), born in Thüringen, Austria (d. 1934)
  • 1882-10-19 Vincas Kreve-Mickievicius, Lithuania, poet/philologist/playwright
  • 1882-11-22 Charles Vildrac, French author, poet and playwright (La Brouille, Michel Auclair, Notes sur la technique poétique), born in Paris, France (d. 1971)
  • 1882-12-11 Subramania Bharati, Indian poet and independence activist, born in Ettayapuram, Tirunelveli district, British India (d. 1921)
  • 1883-01-06 Khalil Gibran, Lebanese mystic & poet (The Prophet, Broken Wings), born in Bsharri, Lebanon (d. 1931)
  • 1883-01-10 Aleksei Tolstoi, Russian poet/writer (Pjotr Peroyj), born in Pugachyov, Russia (d. 1945)
  • 1883-01-21 Olav Aukrust, Norwegian poet

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 701 - 800 of 1,513

  • 1914-09-05 Charles Péguy, French poet, essayist and editor (b. 1873)
  • 1914-09-28 Þorsteinn Erlingsson, Icelandic poet (Pyrnar), dies at 56
  • 1914-10-30 Ernst Stadler, German poet (Der Aufbruch), dies fighting in WWI at 31
  • 1914-11-03 Georg Trakl, Austria poet (Totentag, Cocaine Overdose), dies at 27
  • 1915-01-03 James Elroy Flecker, English poet and dramatist (Hassan), dies at 30
  • 1915-04-23 Rupert Brooke, British WW I poet (Lithuania, The Soldier), dies at 27
  • 1915-09-02 August Stramm, German poet and playwright dies in battle during WWI at 41
  • 1915-09-27 Remy de Gourmont, French poet, dies at 57
  • 1915-10-09 Constant A M Cap, Flemish poet/etcher, dies at 73
  • 1916-07-04 Alan Seeger, American war poet (b. 1888)
  • 1916-07-22 James Whitcomb Riley, American author and poet (b. 1849)
  • 1917-04-03 Arthur Graeme West, British writer and war poet (The Diary of a Dead Officer), killed by a sniper at about 25
  • 1917-04-09 Edward Thomas, poet, killed in WW I
  • 1917-05-25 Maksim Bahdanovič, Belarusian poet, dies at 25
  • 1917-06-20 António Feijó, Portuguese poet and diplomat, dies at 58
  • 1917-07-31 Francis Ledwidge, Irish poet (b. 1881)
  • 1917-07-31 Hedd Wyn, Welsh poet (b. 1887)
  • 1917-09-28 T. E. Hulme, English writer and poet, dies at 34
  • 1917-12-26 Judith Gautier, French poetess, novelist (Le Dragon Impérial) and daughter of Theophile Gautier, dies at 71
  • 1918-01-01 William Wilfred Campbell, Canadian poet (Beyond the Hills of Dream, Ian of the Orcades), dies of pneumonia at 57

Person of interestJohn McCrae

1918-01-28 John McCrae, Canadian poet/physician/soldier, dies of pneumonia at 45

World War I Soldier & Poet John McCrae
World War I Soldier & Poet
John McCrae
  • 1918-05-09 George Coşbuc, Romanian poet, dies at 51
  • 1918-06-26 Peter Rosegger, Austrian poet and Nobel Prize laureate, dies at 74
  • 1918-07-25 Carlos Guido y Spano, Argentine poet (Mexico, canto epico), dies
  • 1918-11-04 Wilfred Owen, English soldier and anti-war poet (Anthem for Doomed Youth, Futility), killed in action at 25 during the crossing of the Sambre–Oise Canal, exactly one week before the signing of the Armistice
  • 1918-11-09 Guillaume Apollinaire [Kostrowitsky], Fr poet (Alcools), dies at 38
  • 1918-12-02 Edmond Rostand, French poet and dramatist (b. 1868)
  • 1918-12-28 Olavo Bilac, Brazilian poet (b. 1865)
  • 1919-01-27 Endre Ady, Hungarian lyric poet (Még egyzer, Uj versek), dies from complications related to alcoholism at 41
  • 1919-05-24 Amado Nervo [Juan Crisóstomo Ruiz de Nervo], Mexican writer and poet, dies at 48
  • 1919-10-30 Ella Wheeler Wilcox, American author and poet (Poems of Passion), dies at 68
  • 1920-02-08 Richard Dehmel, German poet and writer, dies at 56
  • 1920-02-26 Ludwig Rubiner, German poet and essayist, dies at 38
  • 1920-03-27 Johan G Danser, Dutch poet (Meetings), dies at 26
  • 1920-09-16 Daniel Andersson, Swedish poet/writer (Polar History), dies at 32
  • 1920-11-22 Manuel Pérez y Curis, Uruguayan poet (b. 1884)
  • 1921-05-13 Jean Aicard, French poet and novelist (b. 1848)
  • 1921-06-19 Ramon Lopez Velarde, Mexican poet (La Sangre Devota), dies at 33
  • 1921-08-07 Alexander Block, Russian poet (Dvenatsat), dies at 40
  • 1921-08-24 Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet, dies at 35
  • 1921-09-02 Henry Austin Dobson, English poet (b. 1840)
  • 1921-09-11 Subramania Bharati, Indian poet and independence activist, dies at 38
  • 1921-09-22 Ivan Vazov, Bulgarian poet, novelist and playwright (Under the Yoke), dies at 71
  • 1921-11-08 Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav, Slovak poet (b. 1849)
  • 1922-04-30 David M Chumaceiro, Curacaos poet, dies
  • 1922-05-30 David Mendes Chumaceiro, Curacaos poet (Adelfas), dies at 45
  • 1922-06-28 Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian poet and playwright, dies at 36
  • 1922-09-02 Henry Lawson, Australian writer and poet (n the Days When the World Was Wide and Other Verses), dies at 55
  • 1922-10-28 Hugo Verriest, Flemish writer and poet (Flemish Motion), dies at 81
  • 1922-12-13 Hannes Hafstein, Icelandic politician and poet (b. 1861)
  • 1923-07-16 Louis Couperus, Dutch poet and writer (Books of Small Soles), dies at 60
  • 1923-10-14 Marcellus Emants, writer/poet (Refrained from Confession), dies
  • 1923-12-01 Virginie Loveling, Flemish writer (Sophie) and poet, dies at 87
  • 1924-01-16 Maurice de Plessys, French poet (Palace Occidental), dies at 59
  • 1924-01-24 Thephilo Braga, Portuguese poet & politician, dies at 80
  • 1924-05-06 Carel S Adama van Scheltema, poet/writer (socialism), dies at 47
  • 1924-06-30 Jacob Israel de Haan, Dutch poet/writer (Pypelyntjes), dies at 42
  • 1925-02-22 Nina David [Mrs Radcliffe N Salomon], poet/author, dies
  • 1925-05-12 Amy Lowell, American imagist poet (Pulitzer Prize for Poetry) 1926, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 51
  • 1925-06-21 J. H. Leopold, Dutch poet (translated Omar Khayyam), dies at 60
  • 1925-10-11 Karl M Lybeck, Fin/Swedish language poet (Samlade Arbeten), dies at 71
  • 1925-12-25 Sergei Yesenin, Russian lyric poet, dies at 30
  • 1925-12-27 Sergei Yesenin, Russian poet, dies at 30
  • 1926-01-10 Eino Leino, Finnish poet, dies at 47
  • 1926-03-01 Camilo Pessanha, Portuguese poet (China), dies at 58
  • 1926-05-27 Srečko Kosovel, Slovenian poet (b. 1904)
  • 1926-06-04 Eugeen of Oye, Flemish writer/poet (Sparks & Radiates), dies
  • 1926-06-06 Henry Tate, Australian composer and poet, dies at 52
  • 1926-10-06 Charles Van de Banks, Flemish writer/poet (Red Horse), dies
  • 1926-10-06 Karel van den Oever, Flemish author and poet (Geuzenstad), dies at 46
  • 1926-12-12 Jean Richepin, French poet/writer (Contes sans morale), dies at 77
  • 1926-12-29 Rainer Maria Rilke, Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist (Ana, The City, Duino Elegies), dies at 51
  • 1927-04-15 Francesco Gaeta, Italian poet (Di Giacomo), dies at 47
  • 1927-09-15 Herman Gorter, Dutch socialist and poet (May, Tiny Hero's Poem), dies at 62
  • 1928-01-11 Thomas Hardy, English novelist (Far from the Madding Crowd) and poet, dies near Dorchester at 87
  • 1928-02-29 Ina Coolbrith, first poet laureate of California (b. 1841)
  • 1928-05-16 Edmund Gosse, English poet, author (Father & Son) and critic, dies at 78
  • 1928-06-12 Salvador Díaz Mirón, Mexican poet (Los Cien Mejores Poemas), dies at 74
  • 1928-07-20 Kostas Karyotakis, Greek poet, dies at 31
  • 1928-12-16 Elinor Wylie, American poet and writer (b. 1885)
  • 1929-03-26 Katharine Lee Bates, American poet (b. 1859)
  • 1929-04-23 Rudolf W. Nilsen, Norwegian poet (Hverdagen), dies at 28
  • 1929-06-08 Bliss Carman, Canadian poet, dies at 68
  • 1929-06-28 Edward Carpenter, English poet and philosopher (Civilisation, Its Cause and Cure), dies at 84
  • 1929-07-15 Hugo Von Hofmannsthal, playwright/poet, dies
  • 1929-08-23 Charles Van de Woestijne, Flemish writer/poet (God on Sea), dies
  • 1929-09-12 Rainis [Jānis Pliekšāns], Latvian poet and playwright, dies at 64
  • 1929-11-03 Olav Aukrust, Norwegian poet (b. 1883)

Person of interestD. H. Lawrence

1930-03-02 D. H. Lawrence, English poet and writer (Lady Chatterley's Lover), dies of tuberculosis at 44

  • 1930-04-04 Vladimir Majakovski, Russian poet, dies
  • 1930-04-14 Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russian poet (Ode to Revolution), dies at 36
  • 1930-04-21 Robert Bridges, English poet (Testament of beauty) and British Poet Laureate (1913-30), dies at 85
  • 1930-04-22 Jeppe Aakjær, Danish poet & novelist (Bondens Søn), dies at 63
  • 1931-04-08 Eric Axel Karlfeldt, Swedish poet (Nobel Prize for Literature 1931), dies at 66
  • 1931-04-10 Khalil Gibran, Lebanese poet and painter (b. 1883)
  • 1931-04-16 Rachel Bluwstein, Hebrew poet, dies of tuberculosis at 40
  • 1931-06-29 Nérée Beauchemin, Quebec poet (b. 1850)
  • 1931-11-19 Xu Zhimo, Chinese poet (b. 1897)
  • 1931-12-05 Vachel Lindsay, American poet (b. 1879)

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