Poets in History (Part 9)

Poetry: Poetesses

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 1,601

  • 1883-03-16 Ethel Anderson, Australian poet (d. 1958)
  • 1883-03-27 Marie Under, Estonian author and poet, born in Tallinn, Russian Empire (d. 1980)
  • 1883-04-06 Mien Labberton, Dutch poetress
  • 1883-05-19 Henricus WJM Keuls, Dutch lawyer/poet (Dancing Lamp)
  • 1883-07-29 Porfirio Barba-Jacob, Colombian poet and writer (d. 1942)
  • 1883-08-11 Ernst Stadler, German poet (Der Aufbruch), born in Colmar, Alsace-Lorraine (d. 1914)
  • 1883-09-16 T. E. Hulme, English writer and poet, born in Endon, Shaffordshire (d. 1917)
  • 1883-09-17 William Carlos Williams, American physician and poet, born in Rutherford, New Jersey (d. 1963)
  • 1884-02-09 Frederik Gerretson [Geerten Gossaert], Dutch poet/politician)
  • 1884-02-14 Kostas Varnalis, Greek poet, born in Burgas, Bulgaria (d. 1974)
  • 1884-04-02 Sir J. C. Squire, British poet, writer, and historian, born in Plymouth, Devon (d. 1958)
  • 1884-05-21 Manuel Pérez y Curis, Uruguayan poet (d. 1920)
  • 1884-08-08 Sara Teasdale, American poet (1st Pulitzer Prize-1918-"Love Songs")
  • 1884-11-05 James Elroy Flecker, English poet and dramatist (Hassan), born in Lewisham, London (d. 1915)
  • 1884-11-10 Jan van Nijlen, Flemish poet and author (Bird Phoenix), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1965)
  • 1884-12-14 Regina Ullmann, Swiss poet and writer, born in St. Gallen, Switzerland (d. 1961)
  • 1885-01-05 Humbert Wolfe, Italian-born British poet, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1940)
  • 1885-01-25 Kitahara Hakushū, Japanese poet & children's writers, born in Nankan, Japan (d. 1942)
  • 1885-08-18 Nettie Palmer, Australian poet and essayist (Henry Handel Richardson: A Study), born in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia (d. 1964)
  • 1885-08-20 Dino Campana, Italian poet (Canti orfici), born in Marradi, Italy (d. 1932)
  • 1885-08-26 Jules Romains, French novelist/playwright/poet (Men of Good Will)

Person of interestD. H. Lawrence

1885-09-11 D. H. Lawrence, English poet and writer (Lady Chatterley's Lover), born in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire (d. 1930)

  • 1885-10-01 Louis Untermeyer, American poet and critic (Immortal Poems, Story Poems), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1885-10-11 Francois Mauriac, French novelist, poet and playwright (Nobel 1952), born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1970)

Person of interestEzra Pound

1885-10-30 Ezra Loomis Pound, American poet (Cantos), born in Hailey, Idaho (d. 1972)

  • 1885-11-06 Emiel Poetou, Flemish sculptor, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1975)
  • 1885-11-09 Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian poet and playwright, born in Tundutov, Russia (d. 1922)
  • 1885-12-19 F S Flint, translator/poet (imagist movement), born in London, England
  • 1886-01-02 Moyshe Leyb Halpern, Galican/American poet (In New-York)
  • 1886-01-03 John G Fletcher, American poet (Epic of Arkansas)
  • 1886-03-03 Tore Ørjasæter, Norwegian poet (d. 1968)
  • 1886-04-15 Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet, born in Kronshtadt, Russia (d. 1921)
  • 1886-04-26 Ğabdulla Tuqay, Tatar poet (Oh My Mother Tongue!), born in Quşlawıç, Kazan Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1913)
  • 1886-05-02 Gottfried Benn, German poet and essayist, born in Mansfelf, Germany (d. 1956)
  • 1886-09-08 Siegfried Sassoon, English poet and writer (Counterattack), born in Matfield, Kent, England (d. 1967)
  • 1886-09-10 Hilda Doolittle, American poetess (Imagist movement), born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (d. 1961)
  • 1886-09-20 Charles Williams, British poet and writer, born in London (d. 1945)
  • 1886-10-24 Delmira Agustini, Uruguayan poet (El Libro Blanco), born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1914)
  • 1886-12-01 Pierre Kemp, Dutch poet (Fugitives & Constants)

Person of interestJoyce Kilmer

1886-12-06 Joyce Kilmer, American poet (Trees), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey (d. 1918)

  • 1887-01-10 Robinson Jeffers, American poet & playwright (Tamar & Other Poems, Medea), born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania (d. 1962)
  • 1887-01-22 Helen Hoyt, American poet (d. 1972)
  • 1887-01-25 Diego Valeri, Italian author & poet (Le Gaie Tristezze), born in Piove di Sacco, Italy (d. 1976)
  • 1887-02-03 Georg Trakl, Austrian poet (Autumn of the Lonely)
  • 1887-05-10 Jacobus C Bloem, Dutch poet (Sintels)
  • 1887-05-16 Jakob van Hoddis [Hans Davidsohn], German Jewish poet (d. 1942?)
  • 1887-05-31 Saint-John Perse, French diplomat and poet (Nobel 1960), born in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe (d. 1975)
  • 1887-06-20 Kurt Schwitters, German-British dada-artist and poet (collages), born in Hanover (d. 1948)
  • 1887-08-03 Rupert Brooke, British WW I poet (Lithuania, The Soldier), born in Rugby, England (d. 1915)
  • 1887-09-01 Blaise Cendrars [Frederic Sauser-Hall], Swiss poet/writer
  • 1887-09-07 Edith Sitwell, English poet and author (Wheels), born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire (d. 1964)
  • 1887-09-16 Jean Arp [Hans Arp], French-Swiss sculptor, artist and poet, born in Strassburg, Germany (d. 1966)
  • 1887-10-12 Paula von Preradović, Croatian-Austrian poet and writer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1951)
  • 1887-11-03 Samuil Marshak, Russian-Soviet writer, translator and children's poem poet, born in Voronezh, Russian Empire (d. 1964)
  • 1887-11-15 Marianne Moore, poet (Pulitzer 1951, Collected Poems), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1888-02-06 Ljudmil Stojanow, Bulgarian poet (Metsh i Slowo, Cholera), born in Kovachevitsa, Bulgaria (d. 1973)
  • 1888-02-10 Giuseppe Ungaretti, Italian poet (Hermeticism) and journalist, born in Alexandria (d. 1970)
  • 1888-04-06 Daniel Andersson, Swedish poet/writer (Svarta Ballader)
  • 1888-04-15 Maximilian Kronberger, German poet, born in Berlin (d. 1904)
  • 1888-04-30 John Crowe Ransom, American poet and critic (God Without Thunder), born in Pulaski, Tennessee (d. 1974)
  • 1888-05-23 Adrian Roland Holst, Dutch poet (Raged & Tired)
  • 1888-06-05 Raden Mas Noto Soeroto, Javanese poet (Melatiknoppen), born in Yogyakarta, Indonesia (d. 1951)
  • 1888-06-13 Fernando Pessoa, Portuguese poet and writer (The Book of Disquiet), born in Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal (d. 1935)
  • 1888-06-15 Ramon Lopez Velarde, Mexican poet (La Sangre Devota)

Person of interestT. S. Eliot

1888-09-26 T. S. Eliot, American poet (The Waste Land), dramatist and critic (Nobel Prize 1948), born in St Louis Missouri, (d. 1965)

Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate T. S. Eliot
Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate
T. S. Eliot
  • 1888-10-31 Napoleon Lapathiotis, Greek poet, born in Athens, Greece (d. 1944)
  • 1888-11-16 Henri Bosco, French author and poet (Gogol), born in Avignon, France (d. 1976)
  • 1889-01-30 Jaishankar Prasad, Hindi poet, dramatist and novelist, born in Varanasi, India (d. 1937)
  • 1889-02-19 Jose Eustasio Rivera, Colombian poet and novelist (Vortex)
  • 1889-04-06 Gabriela Mistral [Lucila Godoy y Alcayaga], poet (Noebel Prize 1945) and diplomat, born in Vicuña, Chile (d. 1957)
  • 1889-05-17 Alfonso Reyes, Mexican writer (Simpatías y diferencias) and diplomat (Higenia Cruel), born in Monterrey, Mexico (d. 1959)
  • 1889-06-23 Anna Akhmatova, Russian poet, born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1966)
  • 1889-07-05 Jean Cocteau, French poet and writer (Les Enfants Terribles), born in Maisons-Laffitte, France (d. 1963)
  • 1889-08-05 Conrad Aiken, American Pulitzer poet and writer (Ushant/Conversation), born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 1973)
  • 1889-08-06 John Middleton Murry, English poet and literary critic (Between Two Worlds), born in London, England (d. 1957)
  • 1889-09-13 Pierre Reverdy, French poet (Nord-Sud), born in Occitanie (d. 1960)
  • 1889-12-08 Hervey Allen, American writer and poet (Anthony Adverse), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1949)

Person of interestBoris Pasternak

1890-02-10 Boris Pasternak, Russian novelist and poet (Doctor Zhivago, Nobel 1958), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1960)

Novelist & Poet Boris Pasternak
Novelist & Poet
Boris Pasternak
  • 1890-08-28 Ivor Gurney, English composer and poet, born in Gloucester (d. 1937)
  • 1890-09-10 Franz Werfel, Austrian-Bohemian novelist, playwright, and poet (Mirror Man, The Forty Days of Musa Dagh), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1945)
  • 1890-09-20 Rachel Bluwstein, Hebrew poet, born in Saratov, Imperial Russia (d. 1931)
  • 1890-10-21 Gerrit Engelke, German writer/poet (Love Letters)
  • 1890-11-25 Isaac Rosenberg, English war poet (Poems from the Trenches) and artist, born in Bristol, England (d. 1918)
  • 1891-01-03 Osip E Mandelstam, Polish/Russian poet/author (Kamenj) [NS=Jan 15]
  • 1891-01-15 Osip Mandelstam, Russian poet (Noise of Time), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1938)
  • 1891-01-28 Camille Melloy [Paepe], Belgian poet (Parfum des Buis)
  • 1891-02-17 Georg Britting, German poet and writer (d. 1964)
  • 1891-03-31 Ion Pillat, Romaniams poet/senator (Umbra timpului)
  • 1891-04-19 Ricardo Bacchelli, Italian playwright and poet (La Ronda), born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1985)
  • 1891-05-03 Tadeusz Peiper, Polish poet, born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1969)
  • 1891-05-04 J. W. F. Werumeus Buning, Dutch poet (Daily Bread), born in Amsterdam (d. 1958)
  • 1891-07-05 Tin Ujević, Croatian poet (Žedan kamen na studencu), born in Vrgorac, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1955)
  • 1891-07-08 Josef Hora, Czech writer/poet (Working Day)
  • 1891-12-09 Maksim Bahdanovič, Belarusian poet, born in Minsk, Minsk Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1917)

Person of interestNelly Sachs

1891-12-10 leonie "Nelly" Sachs, German Swedish poet and Playwright (O the Chimneys - Nobel Prize for Literature 1966), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1970)

  • 1892-02-04 E. J. Pratt, Canadian poet (d. 1964)
  • 1892-02-22 Edna St Vincent Millay, poet/dramatist/feminist (Harp Weaver-Pulitzer Prize), born in Rockland, Maine (d. 1950)
  • 1892-03-09 Josef Weinheber, Austrian poet and writer (Adel und Untergang), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1945)
  • 1892-03-09 Vita Sackville-West, English novelist, poet (The Land) and gardener (Sissinghurst), born in Knole House, Kent (d. 1962)
  • 1892-03-16 Caesar Vallejo, Peruvian/French poet (Los Heraldos Negros)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 801 - 900 of 1,513

  • 1931-12-10 Max Elskamp, Belgian author and poet (Six Chansons), dies at 69
  • 1932-03-01 Dino Campana, Italian poet (Canti Orfici), dies at 46
  • 1932-04-27 Hart Crane, American poet (The Bridge), commits suicide at 32 by jumping overboard into the Gulf of Mexico
  • 1932-05-03 Anton Wildgans, Austrian poet and playwright (Armut), dies at 51
  • 1932-05-16 William Pember Reeves, politician/poet, dies
  • 1932-06-12 René de Clerq, Flemish poet/writer (Book of Love), dies
  • 1932-07-05 Sasha Chorny [Alexander Mikhailovich Glikberg], Russian poet, dies at 51
  • 1933-01-29 Sara Teasdale, American poet (b. 1884)
  • 1933-03-01 Uładzimir Žyłka, Belarusian poet, dies at 32
  • 1933-04-29 Constantine P Cavafy, Egyptian Greek poet, journalist and civil servant, dies at 70
  • 1933-12-04 Stefan George, German poet (Das neue Reich), dies at 65
  • 1934-02-16 Eduard Bagritsky, Russian-Soviet poet and journalist (South-West), dies at 38
  • 1934-03-26 Grete Gulbransson, Austrian writer and poet (Geliebte Schatten), dies at 51
  • 1934-04-05 Salvatore Di Giacomo, Italian poet and songwriter during "Golden Age of Neapolitan Song", dies at 74
  • 1934-07-04 Hayyim Nahman Bialik, Jewish poet, dies at 61
  • 1935-04-06 Edward Arlington Robinson, American poet, dies
  • 1935-07-17 George William Russell, Irish nationalist, poet and artist, dies at 68
  • 1935-08-11 William Watson, British poet (Purple East), dies at 77
  • 1935-11-23 Louise Mack, Australian poet and novelist, dies at 65
  • 1935-11-30 Fernando Pessoa, Portuguese poet and writer (The Book of Disquiet), dies at 47
  • 1936-02-02 Owen Seaman, British poet and editor (Punch), dies at 74
  • 1936-04-30 A. E. Housman, English poet (A Shropshire Lad), dies at 77
  • 1936-06-14 G. K. Chesterton [Gilbert Keith], English writer/poet (Father Brown), dies at 62
  • 1936-07-02 Harry Northrup [Henri N.], French-born American poet and actor (The Heart of Maryland, The Unchastened Woman), dies at 60
  • 1936-08-19 Federico Garcia Lorca, Spanish poet/composer, murdered at 37 or 38
  • 1936-09-05 Gustave Kahn, French Symbolist poet and art critic (b. 1859)
  • 1936-09-26 Harriet Monroe, American poet (Poet's Life), dies at 75
  • 1936-10-25 Jaime de Magalhães Lima, Portuguese author and poet (Salmos do Prisoneiro), dies at 76
  • 1936-12-31 Miguel de Unamuno Jugo, Span philosopher/poet (Cancionero), dies at 72
  • 1937-01-14 Jaishankar Prasad, Hindi poet, dramatist and novelist, dies at 47
  • 1937-03-08 Albert Verwey, Dutch poet/literature historian (Motion), dies at 71
  • 1937-03-19 Horacio Quiroga, Uruguayan playwright, poet, and short story writer (Anaconda, El Crimen del Otro), commits suicide at 58
  • 1937-03-23 Helge Rode, Danish poet/essayist, dies at 66
  • 1937-03-25 John Drinkwater, English poet and playwright (Bird in Hand), dies at 54
  • 1937-04-17 Yi Sang, Korean author and poet (Dying Words, Wings, Child’s Bone), dies of tuberculosis in a Japanese prison camp at 26
  • 1937-07-18 Julian Bell, British poet (b. 1908)
  • 1937-12-26 Ivor Gurney, English composer and poet, dies of tuberculosis at 47
  • 1938-02-19 Leopoldo Lugones, Argentine poet (Las montañas del oro), dies at 63
  • 1938-03-01 Gabriele D'Annunzio, Italian poet, writer (Il fuoco, Intruder), playwright and military hero as part of the elite Arditi storm troops, dies of a stroke at 74
  • 1938-03-31 Willem Kloos, Dutch poet and critic (New Guide), dies at 78
  • 1938-04-15 Caesar Vallejo, Peruvian-French poet (Trilce, Russia & 1931), dies at 46
  • 1938-04-19 Henry John Newbolt, English poet and author (Studies Green & Gray), dies at 75
  • 1938-04-21 Allama Iqbal, Indian philosopher and poet, dies at 60
  • 1938-05-11 Arnold Sauwen, Flemish poet (Hours of Solitude), dies at 81
  • 1938-06-22 C. J. Dennis, Australian poet (The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke), dies at 61
  • 1938-06-30 Milan Rakic, Serbian poet (Nove Pesme), dies at 61
  • 1938-09-17 Bruno Jasieński, Polish poet (b. 1901)
  • 1938-10-25 Alfonsina Storni, Argentine poet (La inquietud del rosal), dies at 46
  • 1938-10-27 Lascelles Abercrombie, English poet/critic, dies at 57
  • 1938-11-01 Francis Jammes, French poet and writer (Jammisme), dies at 69
  • 1939-01-28 W. B. Yeats, Irish poet (Wild Swans at Coole-Nobel 1923), dies at 73
  • 1939-02-22 Antonio Machado, Spanish poet (Campos de Castilla), dies at 63
  • 1939-07-19 Rose Hartwick Thorpe, American poet (Curfew Must Not Ring) and writer, dies at 89
  • 1940-01-04 Conrad Weiss, German writer and poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59
  • 1940-01-05 Humbert Wolfe, Italian-British poet (b. 1885)
  • 1940-01-18 Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74
  • 1940-03-07 Edwin Markham, American poet (1st winner of American Academy of Poets Award 1937), dies at 87
  • 1940-05-14 Eddy [Charles E] du Platform, writer/poet, dies
  • 1940-05-14 Edgar du Perron, Dutch author and poet (Land of Origin), dies at 40
  • 1940-05-20 Verner von Heidenstam, Swedish poet and novelist (Charles Men, Nobel 1916), dies at 80
  • 1940-06-21 Hendrik Marsman, Dutch poet/writer/critic, drowns at 40
  • 1940-08-21 Ernest Thayer, American poet who wrote the famous baseball poem "Casey", dies at 77
  • 1940-09-03 Vilhelm Ekelund, Swedish poet and writer (Hafvets Stjorna), dies at 59
  • 1940-09-26 William Henry Davies, Welsh poet (Autobiography of a Super Tramp), dies at 69
  • 1941-02-05 Banjo Paterson, Australian poet, author of "Walzing Matilda" (b. 1864)
  • 1941-03-13 Elizabeth Madox Roberts, American poet and novelist (The Time of Man), dies at 54
  • 1941-06-15 Evelyn Underhill, British Anglo-Catholic poet, dies at 65
  • 1941-06-20 [Stephanie] Hélène Swarth, Dutch poet ("Lonely flowers"), dies at 81
  • 1941-07-21 Bohdan Lepky, Ukrainian writer and poet, dies at 68
  • 1941-08-02 Jose Juan Tablada, Mexican poet (el Florilegio), dies at 70

Person of interestRabindranath Tagore

1941-08-07 Rabindranath Tagore, Indian philosopher, poet, writer (Nobel Prize for Literature 1913), dies at 80

  • 1941-08-31 Marina Tsvetaeva, Russian poet (The Train of Life), committed suicide at 48
  • 1941-11-01 Camille Melloy [the Paepe], Belgian priest/poet (Requiem), dies at 50
  • 1941-11-07 Albin Zollinger, Swiss poet/author (Das Gewitter), dies at 46
  • 1941-11-18 Émile Nelligan, Quebec poet (b. 1879)
  • 1941-12-11 John Gillespie Magee, Jr., American poet and aviator (b. 1922)
  • 1941-12-20 Igor Severyanin, Russian poet (b. 1887)
  • 1942-02-02 Daniil Kharms [Yuvatchov], Russian surrealist and absurdist writer, poet, and playwright, dies of starvation during the siege of Leningrad at 36
  • 1942-02-23 Stefan Zweig, Austrian poet, essayist and dramatist (Beware of Pity), dies at 60
  • 1942-03-28 Miguel Hernadez Gilabert, Spanish poet (Viento del Pueblo), dies at 31
  • 1942-04-30 Jakob van Hoddis [[Hans Davidsohn]], German Jewish poet, transported to German concentration camp at 54 (actual date of death unknown)
  • 1942-05-29 Akiko Yosano, Japanese poet (Tangled Hair), dies at 63
  • 1942-07-23 Nikola J Vaptsarov, Bulgaria poet/communist, executed at 32
  • 1942-10-10 Richard von Schaukal, Moravian-Austria poet and writer (Schlemihle), dies at 68
  • 1943-01-12 Jan Campert, Dutch resistance fighter and poet (18 Dead), dies at 40
  • 1943-02-27 Kostis Palamas, Greek poet, twice nominated for the Nobel prize (b. 1859)
  • 1943-03-04 Pieter C Boutens, Dutch poet (Beatrijs), dies at 73
  • 1943-04-07 Jovan Ducic, Serbian poet (Blue Legends), dies at 72
  • 1943-04-29 Sidney A K Keyes, English poet (Foreign Gate), dies at 20
  • 1943-06-13 Kočo Racin, Macedonian poet (b. 1908)
  • 1943-07-08 Guillermo Valencia, Colombian poet, translator and statesman, dies at 69
  • 1943-10-24 Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, French Canadian poet (Regards et jeux dans l'espace), dies at 31
  • 1943-12-02 Nordahl Grieg, Norwegian poet, dramatist and novelist (The Defeat), dies at 41
  • 1944-01-03 Jurgis Baltrušaitis, Lithuanian poet (b. 1873)
  • 1944-01-07 Napoleon Lapathiotis, Greek poet, dies at 56
  • 1944-01-14 Mohammed Emin Yurdakul, Turkish poet, dies at about 74
  • 1944-01-23 Viktor Gusev, Russian poet (b. 1909)
  • 1944-03-05 Max Jacob, French poet and writer, dies in nazi concentration camp at 67
  • 1944-04-04 John Peale Bishop, American poet (Undertaker's Garland), dies at 51
  • 1944-04-05 Isolde Kurz, German writer/poetess (Meine Mutter), dies at 90

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